Should Israel Trust the United Nations and Yasser Arafat?

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UN-Secretary-General-Ban-Ki-Moon-meets-with-PM-NetanyahuMy fellow Jews, rejoice.  Our messiah is here – It is American Secretary of State John Kerry, who has proclaimed that Israel has nothing to worry about, for we can trust in the United Nations and the late Yasser Arafat. 

Kerry has criticized Israel’s insistence that the Palestinians publicly declare Israel to be a Jewish state, as Kerry noted that the issue of a “’Jewish state’ was resolved in 1947 in (UN) Resolution 181 where there are more than 40-30 mentions of ‘Jewish state.’” Luckily, Israel can listen to Kerry’s words and trust in United Nations resolutions. 

As Kerry testified this week at a congressional hearing, “In addition, Chairman Arafat in 1988 and again in 2004 confirmed that he agreed it would be a Jewish state. And there are any other number of mentions. I think it’s a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the critical decider of their attitude toward the possibility of a state and peace, and we’ve obviously made that clear.” 

Of course, Kerry would have us believe that Israel should ignore all of Arafat’s other actions and comments, as well as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas this week saying there are “attempts to extract recognition of the Jewishness of the State of Israel in order to erase Palestinian history and rights in one sentence.”

While Washington, DC disputes the Jewish right to Israel, Israel faces a barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip (which Israel voluntarily surrendered for peace only a few years ago). Previously, Kerry blackmailed Israel when he said “for Israel there is an increasing de-legitimization campaign that has been building up. People are very sensitive to it, there is talk of boycott and other kinds of things. Are we all going to be better with all of that?”  In November, John Kerry asked, “I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?” Kerry said Israel’s “isolation” would be their own fault if a peace deal with the Palestinians falls through. Kerry further warned the Israelis that “the alternative to getting back to the talks is the potential of chaos.”

Add Kerry’s proclamations together, and one can venture he’s saying that boycotts and violence won’t happen – as long as Israel does not push on the declaration of a Jewish state. Of course, if Israel were to seek to exist then surely, all of the Middle East could sing kumbaya together, right Mr. Kerry?

Israel’s Defense Minister, Moshe Ya’alon had it right when he said last month of Kerry that “the American security plan that was presented to us is not worth the paper it was written on. It contains neither security nor peace. Only our continued presence in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan River will guarantee that Ben Gurion Airport and (the northern city of) Netanya do not become targets for missiles from every direction.”  As Yediot Aharonot quoted Ya’alon, “In reality, there have been no negotiations between us and the Palestinians for all these months – but rather between us and the Americans.” He continued:

“Secretary of State John Kerry – who came here very determined, and operates based upon an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling – cannot teach me anything about the Palestinians.”   

Given Kerry and Obama’s dismal record on foreign policy, there can be zero reason to trust them. In fact, if they say something, a wise man would instantly go the other way.  From the Ukraine, to Libya (where an American ambassador was lynched), to Syria (where the death toll is up to 120,000), to Iran (where surely no bombs are being built), to countless other nations, the foreign policy of this administration has been simply awful. Naturally, no red lines were crossed.

Zionist prophet Ze’ev Jabotinsky proclaimed, “At the root of our 2000 years of suffering is our refusal to surrender.” Israel will not surrender here, as the people of Israel place trust in the Almighty and the Israeli army – not John Kerry, the UN or Arafat. 

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  • Nekamah Man

    Arafat the Jew Killer, the UN who condemns Israel every 10 minutes and John Kerry who threatens. Perfect trio. kerry will threaten and not do anything, Arafat’s PLO will kill – and the UN will condemn Israel when they fight back.

  • Chiron_Venizelos

    If Facebook had existed in his day, Arafat would have been on Jimmy Carter’s “Friends” list.
    As for the UN, when the US became involved in that gang of third-world cesspools, tyrants, and ne’er-do-wells, its sovereignty began to erode. I’ve been trying to convince Americans that we should demand our leaders extracate our country from the UN but no one has been willing to listen all that much . . . until now.

  • Atikva

    “Should Israel trust the United Nations or Yasser Arafat?”

    Mr. Netanyahu’s face on this picture says it all. Yeah, sure!

    As to Arafat (not even a “Palestinian” according to his own criteria), lying was his only strategy, the only thing he knew how to do well: “Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine and establish sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.” (1995, Jordan TV).

    Hence the “Palestinian” myth, Pallywood, the negation of the Shoah, the lies systematically pumped to the western media, the indoctrination of our education system, CAIR infiltration of America, etc… All based on an ocean of LIES.

    None of the promises he made in Oslo were ever fulfilled, the PLO Charter was never amended accordingly to recognize the right of Israel to exist with inviolable frontiers, and for a very good reason: these promises were never intended to be fulfilled. The only flaw in the ointment was that these muslim mobs so successfully wiped to frenzy against Israel by Arafat and other Arab leaders would never accept the recognition of Israel – even on paper, even a fake one. Any leader who would dare do it would be dead before the ink would have dried on the document.

    It is amazing that some people can still seriously mention the UN or any so-called “Palestinian” dead or alive as a serious interlocutor for Israel! One wonders whether they are that stupid, or that ignorant. Well, in Mr. Kerry’s case (and his boss), maybe both.

    • American1969

      Excellent post! Your last sentence really sums it all up.

  • Peter gelezius

    When donkeys fly or is that democrats ?

  • wileyvet

    Yeah, that’s right, it will be Israel’s fault for their isolation, but not the “Palestinians” fault for their own wretchedness. It is the Arabs that need to be isolated and condemned. Why are we in the west taking the side of barbarians, and not that of the civilized man?

    • tjke

      Not everybody, only the leftist dhimmis of muslims.Muslims are the worst murderers like the nazis. they should be treated like the nazis

  • American1969

    “Should Israel Trust the UN and Yassar Arafat”?
    In a word: NO!

  • Lanna

    Once again, we hope the Jews are smarter than the Americans in dealing with Arabs and Jihadists, Islam never keeps their word, and their motives are entirely sinister!