The American Dream
by Michael Snyder
Barack Obama is absolutely obsessed with getting the Jewish people and the Palestinians to agree to a peace deal which will permanently divide the land of Israel between those two peoples. Barack Obama insists that such an agreement will bring permanent peace to the region, even though no previous agreement between the Jewish people and the Palestinians has lasted very long at all. We are just told to believe that the creation of a Palestinian state will somehow cause terror groups such as Hamas to totally forsake their goal of obliterating the Jewish state and pushing all Jewish people living there into the Mediterranean Sea. For Obama, this has become personal. He wants to cement his legacy as a great “peacemaker” by being the president that succeeded where all presidents before him have failed. He wants to be the one that delivers the West Bank and Gaza into the hands of the Palestinians, and he has about 20 months left to do it. The recent election victory of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a blow to those plans, but Obama is not about to give up. In fact, Obama administration officials are now hinting that they may back a plan for a declaration of a Palestinian state at the United Nations – thus bypassing negotiations with Israel completely. Whether by hook or by crook, Obama seems absolutely determined to make the Palestinian dream a reality. The following are 10 quotes that reveal Barack Obama’s obsession with a Palestinian state…
#1 “Negotiations will be necessary, but there’s little secret about where they must lead: two states for two peoples”
#2 “And I think everybody understands the outlines of what a peace deal would look like, involving a territorial compromise on both sides based on ‘67 lines with mutually agreed upon swaps, that would ensure that Israel was secure but would also ensure that the Palestinians have a sovereign state in which they can achieve the aspirations that they’ve held for so long.”
#3 “The only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable Palestine”
#4 “Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.”
#5 “Let me be clear: The United States strongly supports the goal of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security. That is a goal shared by Palestinians, Israelis, and people of goodwill around the world. That is a goal that the parties agreed to in the road map and at Annapolis. That is a goal that I will actively pursue as President of the United States.”
#6 “…we continue to believe that a two-state solution is the only way for the long-term security of Israel, if it wants to stay both a Jewish state and democratic”
#7 “It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day.”
#8 “None of us are under any illusion that this would be easy. As I said in my speech this morning, it has already entailed significant political risk by President Abbas, as well as Prime Minister Netanyahu. But I think the reason that they’ve been willing to take those risks is they realize this is the best way, the only way, for us to achieve what should be our goal: two states living side-by-side in peace and security. It’s right for Palestinian children. It’s right for Israeli children.”
#9 “Just as the Israeli people have the right to live in the historic homeland of the Jewish people, the Palestinian people deserve the right to self-determination. Palestinian children have hopes and dreams for their future and deserve to live with the dignity that can only come with a state of their own.”
#10 “The only solution is a democratic, Jewish state living side-by-side in peace and security with a viable, independent Palestinian state. ”
The rest of Obama’s minions seem almost equally as determined to see a Palestinian state established.
For example, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough recently called Israel’s presence in the West Bank “an occupation”…
“The United States will never stop working for a two-state solution and a lasting peace that Israelis and Palestinians so richly deserve,” he said.
McDonough then described the alternate to a two-state agreement: a one-state solution based on unilateral annexation and abandonment of democratic rights for Palestinians that, he warned, “would only contribute to Israel’s further isolation.” In other words, he said, more divestment, boycotts and efforts to delegitimize Israel in the international community.
“An occupation that has lasted more than 50 years must end,” McDonough said, one of several times he brought the crowd to its feet.
And State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says that the Obama administration is “not going to prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action” on a Palestinian state. This represents a massive shift in policy from previous administrations. The following comes from the Los Angeles Times…
The U.S. would “reevaluate our approach” based on Netanyahu’s “change in his position,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters as the president flew to Cleveland to deliver a speech on economic policy.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki raised the possibility that the reevaluation could include a shift in position at the U.N. She avoided the usual U.S. language about vetoing Security Council resolutions that Israel opposes.
“The prime minister’s recent statements call into question his commitment to a two-state solution,” Psaki told reporters. “We’re not going to prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action.”
But in order for there to be a permanent peace, you have got to have two sides that want a permanent peace.
Unfortunately, that simply is not the case.
The following are the results of some surveys that have been taken of the Palestinian people in recent years…
-Only 34 percent of Palestinians believe that a “two state solution” is the answer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
–58 percent of Palestinians prefer “armed struggle” over “engagement with Israel”.
–73 percent of Palestinians agree with the hadith quoted in the Hamas Charter that talks about killing Jews.
–62 percent of Palestinians support kidnapping Israeli soldiers and holding them hostage.
-Only 12 percent of Palestinians agree that official maps, documents and school textbooks should show the name “Israel”.
–Two-thirds of Palestinians believe that the eventual goal of the Palestinians must be “to get back all the land for a Palestinian state”.
If a Palestinian state is considered to be just an intermediate step to the liberation of all of “Palestine”, what kind of “permanent peace” is that?
Right now, the Palestinians are a divided people. The Gaza strip is governed by Hamas, which is a terror organization devoted to the utter destruction of the nation of Israel. The following are a few quotes from the Hamas Charter…
-“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
-“The land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf [Holy Possession] consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgment Day. No one can renounce it or any part, or abandon it or any part of it.”
-“The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews [and kill them]; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: Oh Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”
Remember, the people of the Gaza strip willingly chose Hamas to govern them.
How in the world are the Jewish people supposed to believe that lasting peace is possible with an organization that is absolutely obsessed with their destruction?
It simply does not make any sense.
Before I wrap up this article, I want to share a photo with you. It is a photo of Malik Obama (Barack Obama’s brother), and he is wearing a Hamas scarf. On one side of the scarf is written a well-known Palestinian slogan: “Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING!” On the other side of the scarf there is a map of “Palestine” along with the following slogan: “From the River to the Sea!” Remember, this photograph that you are looking at is of Barack Obama’s own brother…
Does Barack Obama secretly share his brother’s beliefs?
Ultimately, I believe that we will eventually see the establishment of a Palestinian state.
But the “peace” that is achieved will be very short-lived.
So what do you think? Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…