Josef Joffe on Arab Judeophobia, in Newsweek of all places!!
UPDATING 3-3-2009 see at bottom
The situation is very threatening what with Obama openly spitting in the Jews' faces, what with his assigning the Muslims in the United States a higher status than the American Jews and promising to cater to Muslim needs, plus his wishy-washy stand on the Durban II atrocity known in advance and the Chaz Freeman appointment to provide the prez with intelligence summaries [whereas Freeman is a Saudi agent and a Chinese (PRC) agent] and the 900 million bucks for rebuilding Gaza, thus rewarding Hamas for attempting to kill Jews every day, while providing no money for the material damage the Hamas sweethearts did in Israel. Meanwhile people are starving in many parts of the world, mass murder is proceeding in Sudan, Americans are out of work [but Gaza gets priority], etc. Obama is as bad or worse than friends of Israel and of a decent, pro-American policy in the Middle East warned of. Obama would seem to have a natural inclination to send US reps to Geneva for the Durban 2 mob extravaganza. This is because Durban I was a Ford Foundation project, and probably Durban 2 too, and the Obominable One has ties to the Ford.
Obama's mother and Sec'y of the Treasury Geithner's father worked together as Ford Foundation operatives. Therefore, he would seem naturally inclined to want to go to Geneva [for Durban 2]. Geithner by the way is reputed to have failed to pay IRS taxes for a couple of years recently, as well as for employing an illegal alien ["expired work papers"]. Obama is getting off to a dishonorable start, which is probably just as well. The expected failure of his "stimulus program" to bring about economic recovery might turn almost everyone in America against him. And that would be good because his policies in the rest of the world look to be generally destructive and Judeophobic in particular.
In this ugly atmosphere, Josef Joffe's op ed article in Newsweek, of all places, comes as a pleasant surprise. See here.
. . . no Arab regime has shown itself willing to truly prepare its people for peace with Israel, which would mean accepting the lasting presence of Jews in their midst. Indeed, anti-Semitism—the real stuff, not just bad-mouthing particular Israeli policies—is as much part of Arab life today as the hijab or the hookah. Whereas this darkest of creeds is no longer tolerated in polite society in the West, in the Arab world, Jew hatred remains culturally endemic. [Newsweek, 3-9-2009]
In case anybody has forgotten, the so-called Road Map for "peace" between Israel and the Arabs stipulated that the hostile, Judeophobic agitprop incitement on Palestinian Authority TV was supposed to be ended as a prelude to peace negotiations. Well, the EU, UN, USA, and Russia --the so-called Quartet-- never seem to have taken that provision seriously and the PA mass media are as virulently anti-Israel as ever. Not to mention the Hamas media in Gaza. This Judeophobic mass murder incitement didn't seem to bother Condonazzia of the Third Rice very much, nor did it seem to bother Prez W Bush II. Just to remind everyone. The Bush family has been closely tied to the Saudis for many many years. Now the Obominable One is in the White House and looks to be continuing the Bush-Condi Rice policy against Israel --but worse. Meanwhile, secretary of state Hilary Clinton starred at the Gaza donors' conference held at Sharm ash-Shaykh, preaching to Israel to be nice to the Hamas statelet. By the way, can anybody explain why it was wrong to send troops to Iraq but OK for Obama to send more US troops to Afghanstan? Keep fighting even as things get worse!!
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UPDATING 3-3-2009 Michael Rubin on Chaz Freeman & his defenders. Eli Lake on Freeman.
Martin Peretz on Hilary & the donors' conference. Daniel Pipes on the conference. Pipes points out the surreal quality of the conference as well as the especially nasty remark of the UK delegate. Barry Rubin on the conference asks why the West should pay to rebuild Gaza. Michael Rubin shows how Obama & Hilary encourage terrorism.
Coming: Obama's anti-peace peacemongering, dancing with the ayatollahs, adopting the Commie policy of a "Two State Final Solution," Jerusalem archeology, propaganda analysis, etc.