Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Palestinian Obsession

This one comes from Caroline Glick, and as usual is well worth reading:

Column One: The Palestinian Obsession

Just a few tidbits from her more recent commentary:

In a nutshell, the Palestinian Authority – or Fatah – or PLO initiative of asking the UN Security Council and the General Assembly to upgrade its status to that of a sovereign UN member state or a sovereign non-UN member state is an act of diplomatic aggression.

Finally, in the interest of maintaining the peace process, aside from periodic pro forma statements, the US and the EU have turned blind eyes to the PA’s routine and institutional glorification of terrorist mass murderers and Nazi-style anti-Semitic indoctrination and incitement of Palestinian society.

The Obama administration is engaging in desperate eleventh hour diplomacy to convince the Palestinians to cancel their UN plan, because it does not wish to oppose it. Most EU member states are expected to support the Palestinian bid at both the Security Council and the General Assembly.

The fact that the US and the EU are reluctant to oppose the Palestinian UN initiative, despite the fact that it destroys the foundations of the peace process, tells us two things about the Americans and the Europeans.

First, their support for the Palestinians has more in common with a psychological obsession than with a rational policy decision.

There are many possible explanations for how they arrived at this obsession. But the fact is that it is an obsession. Like all obsessions, their faith in the justice of the Palestinian cause is impermeable to contrary facts or rational interests.

The flip side of this obsession is, of course, a complementary obsession with blaming Israel for everything that goes wrong. For if the Palestinians are always in the right, and they are fighting Israel, then it naturally follows that Israel is always in the wrong.

That is, like the administration and the EU, the Times’ support for the “just Palestinian cause” is so comprehensive that its editors never even question whether it is reasonable for them to be completely committed to the establishment of a racist state.

It is this inability to consider the significance of their actions that removes Western support for the Palestinians from the realm of policy and into the sphere of neurosis.

Administration officials have repeatedly said that they do not wish to veto a Palestinian statehood resolution at the Security Council because they do not want to isolate the US at the UN.

It is due to their aversion to isolation that the administration has worked so intensively in recent weeks to convince the Palestinians to cancel their UN plans, by pressuring Israel to give them massive concessions.

Also see:

Mideast Quartet envoys to meet in New York

Envoys from the quartet of Middle East negotiators will meet on Sunday in a last-ditch push to relaunch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and avert a showdown over Palestinian statehood at the UN, an EU diplomat said on Saturday.

The meeting in New York will come two days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would demand full membership of the United Nations for a Palestinian state when he goes to the UN General Assembly next week, setting up a diplomatic clash with Israel and the United States.


Mrs. C said...

Hi My Brother Scott :)
This morning, I am completely taken aback by what I am seeing here in this article below! I will share with you in the complete fullness of humility before God, that several years back, the Lord began convicting me with Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38, during an open discussion. It was not something I requested, or was even looking for, but when the Holy Spirit heavily convicted me, there was no choice but to respond with obedience. I took my usual child like approach, and said “ok Lord, lets see what Your Word says about this” :), and just opened up His Word and read. The very first Scriptures He convicted me on, was the Psalm 83 and the Isaiah 17 Scriptures.
This morning I wake up and see the following article about the “wheels” in the ME, and I’m filled with emotions. This is just amazing, wondrous, to me. I can hardly process it. WOW! “Wheels” are what the Prayer of Psalm 83 asks God to turn the enemies of Israel into, and then what He does indeed do to these enemies, in Isaiah 17! They are the Psalm 83 Prayer, right there on the ground for God to see from above! X marks the spot! It’s like they are saying “remember God, you will turn these enemies into “like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.”! Its like bull’s-eye targets drawn on these nations! WOW, just WOW! The fact that these “wheels” are best viewed from only above, and to look at the ME nations they are located in, in association with Isaiah 17! WOW Syria, Jordan, and “other nations that rush in”, and the timing of this! Annndd what are “kites”, or “desert kites” that some of the “wheels” are drawn on top of?. They were named “desert kites” by British air force pilots when they first flew over them in the early 20th Century .What were they used for? They were built with low level walls, and migrating gazelles would be funneled into enclosures where they could be butchered en masse. The Archaeologists refer to the desert kites as “ killing zones” “killing pits” “So many Persian gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa) would be taken down that it must have had a catastrophic impact on animal populations.” Why such massive killing – Archaeologists believe that at least one of the many “kites” , found within Syria – the killings were in part for “ritualistically slaughtered”
So we have the “wheels” (Prayer for the destructions of the enemies of Israel) with some on top of the “kites” (slaughter pits)! WOW, just WOW!
God Bless You Brother! :) Big Hug
The Prayer
Psalm 83:13
13. O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
The Prayer Answered
Isaiah 17:13
13. The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

Scott said...

Yep - I'm right there with you Mrs C....

Watching this take place is beyond amazing.

As an author once stated (I wish I could recall who, exactly, said this) - and I'm paraphrasing "Prophetic fulfillment through the ages is continuing and ongoing proof of God's existence"....

Its too bad more people can't (or refuse) see this...

ally said...

Mrs. C and Scott-I just love when modern technology lines up with prophecy! What an awesome God we serve! Stuff like this almost makes me pee my pants ;)

Scott said...

Ally - indeed - and it always does, doesn't it?

DrNofog said...

Scott said... "...Ally - indeed - and it always does, doesn't it?..."

HuuuuhhWut?!? - "makes me pee my pants..."

I dunno 'bout you anymore Scott...

My wife had 5 sons an' I claimed to have 'sympathy pains' to help her along, but this is waaay over the top!!

Anonymous said...

SCOTT >>>>>

Are u aware of the emergency meeting by the Quartet on SUN ??

I AM getting VERY concerned that
there will be an agreement at
the last minute worked out.

IF 7 YEARS, look out !!!!

Then we will have to see what
will happen on confirming it
IF this happens.

I am SPECULATING here, but
you never now.

Cause IF there is a last minute
deal, then the confirming
individual WILL be the AC.

IF that should happen, then of
course, I WILL AGREE.....the
rapture them becomes an imminent
event.....and then we can kiss
this world bye bye I guess.....

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

DrNofog said...

See "Dylam", it's all jes waiting for the "setup"!

Scott said...

It must be the intercalation thing DrNo :)

DrNofog said...

Hey, no intercalation here! I was jes followin' the dialog the way it was seamlessly strung together.

After all, I do 'try' to be very logical about it all...