10 thoughts on “Israel: Things Going to Hell in Hand Basket – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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    “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to condemn the attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo but added that the historic peace agreement between Israel and Egypt was still intact.”

    It is still intact only for so long as the American Israel lobby can demand its government continues to pay Egypt US$2 billion and Israel US$3 billion annually. When that greasing money in the form of American tax dollars stops, then we can all start running for the fallout shelters.
    There is no state in the M E that will voluntarily deal with Israel unless it is paid huge amounts of US money to do so.
    It’s political prostitution but who is the pimp that profits?

  2. “What Bibi fails to get into his thick skull is that with the Arab Spring, most frontline countries, with the possible exception of Jordan, no longer value the cold peace Israel has offered for decades. ”

    Breaking News

    Sunday, September 11, 2011
    09:49Jordan strengthens security around Israeli Embassy in Amman (Ch. 10)”
    looks jordan

    Netanyahu’s government had a clear warning
    “Shortly after the masses began crowding into Cairo’s Tahrir Square earlier this year, an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told a senior official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to prepare for a dramatic change in the relations between Israel and Egypt.

    Either way, Netanyhau refused Abbas’ offer to renew negotiations based on U.S. President Barack Obama’s May 19 speech calling for a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders and agreed land swaps. Simultaneously, Netanyahu made great efforts to convince “the world” that the Israeli-Arab conflict and anti-Israel sentiments are not related to the June 1967 borders but to the May 1948 borders – hence the very existence of Israel.

    The conclusion was that ending the occupation will not affect Israel’s international and regional standing. The result: a political deadlock and new construction in West Bank settlements.”

    what a funny guy Bibi is:
    “Netanyahu now hopes that Israel might be able to get close with Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States, who also seek to block the possibility of an Arab Spring in the region. In the West, Netanyahu is hoping to circumvent Turkey by strengthening ties with Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.”

    Well, good luck with the political tsunami Israel will face the next weeks, right now it’s just the beginning… And enjoy your new “Friends” as long as they are able to support you and enjoy the political isolation.

  3. Israel is in a big mess, partly to blame is Bibi, whose incompetence has led us to the situation with Turkey and the Palestinians. However, one should acknowledge that the partners Israel is dealing with are very problematic – often driven by Islamic anti-Zionist sentiment. The thugs that ransacked the Israeli embassy show how different both sides are – and how delicate Israel must be in order to maintain its fragile relations with Egypt.

    Israel’s enemies are gloating at Israel’s distress. I am personally concerned by the surge of violent and crazy anti-Zionist sentiment in the region.

  4. Israel’s creation was meant to solve the ghetto mentality. The irony of the Jewish states behaviour is there is no better example of a ghetto than what fortress Israel has now become.

  5. “Israel, of course, has one reliable ally, the U.S. No matter what Israel does or says, no matter how outrageous its behavior…”

    Unfortunately you appear to have forgotten our Canadian PM, whose bootlicking is not provided with gritted teeth as is Pres. Obama’s, but rather with unconditional gusto.

  6. RE: “Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing a Wider Siege.” ~ Bronner

    FROM Aluf Benn, Haaretz, 9/10/11

    (excerpt)…Netanyahu and his government have prided themselves on their steadfast commitment to national ideals, and the prime minster is convinced that he was right in refusing to apologize to the Turks for killing their citizens. According to his perspective, the Arab world scrutinizes Israel’s actions, and an apology to Turkey would be interpreted as a sign of unforgivable weakness.

    SOURCE – http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/analysis-crises-with-turkey-and-egypt-represent-a-political-tsunami-for-israel-1.383596

    ALSO SEE: Former aide to Netanyahu offers Arab proverbs, one about a falling camel, in ‘Washington Times’, By Philip Weiss, 8/21/11

    (excerpts) The Washington Times runs an op-ed by a former Netanyahu adviser named Michael Prell that relates some Arab proverbs to explain that the Arab world has no respect for Obama. Sort of reminds me of Amos n Andy

    the Arab world has a fundamentally different view of power.
    There is an Arab proverb that says: “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.” This “strong horse” view of power is dominant in the Islamist world. [Right, and the “eye for an eye” view is “dominant” in the “Jewish world”. (lol) ~ JLD]
    When Mr. Obama shows weakness and bows down and apologizes for American power, the Arab world sees him – and us – as a “weak horse.” That doesn’t make the Arabs love us more. It makes them hate us more because weakness is an affront to their strong-horse view of power.

    SOURCE – http://mondoweiss.net/2011/08/former-aide-to-netanyahu-offers-arab-proverbs-one-about-a-falling-camel-in-washington-times.html

    AND FROM David Bromwich, 9/04/09:

    …Every new American commitment and every fresh disappointment gives retroactive
    justification to Ariel Sharon’s dictum: that force is the only thing the Arabs understand. And the only alternative to force is more force.

    SOURCE – http://mondoweiss.net/2009/09/more-force-more-provocation-more-disaster-more-force.html

    P.S. I believe Israel’s inability to apologize to Turkey is the true sign of weakness.
    The crux of the problem is the Israeli perspective that “the Arab world scrutinizes Israel’s actions, and an apology to Turkey would be interpreted as a sign of unforgivable weakness”; and that the ” ‘strong horse’ view of power is dominant in the Islamist world” and that “force is the only thing the Arabs understand…And the only alternative to force is more force.” In other words, the crux of the problem is Israel’s racism.
    THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: Will Israel’s obsession with the ” ‘strong horse’ view of power” eventually lead to their exercising the Samson Option?
    SAMSON OPTION – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_Option

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