Friday, November 16, 2012

Iran Helping Hamas In Gaza

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Aiding Jihadists, Attacking Israel as
Barack Obama does NOTHING

URGENT: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Units are in the Gaza Strip helping Hamas launch long-range rockets aimed at Tel Aviv as our allies in the Arab world fall one by one to jihadist extremism – a slide into radical Islam and Shariah law made even easier by an Obama administration unwilling to stand with Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had hoped that eliminating Ahmed Jabari, the head of Hamas' military wing, combined with surgical strikes against the militant Hamas infrastructure, would be enough to contain jihadi, pro-Palestinian aggression.
It wasn't.

Since yesterday, Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defense system has intercepted 105 rockets, while 274 have struck cities near the Gaza Strip.
Three Israeli have died, with 18 reported Palestinian causalities. New reports have revealed that Iran's Revolutionary Guard has moved in, aiding the jihadists in their attempts to wipe Israel off the map.

Then there is Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and Syria, Iran itself to the East and a radicalized Egypt to the West. The Deputy General Guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has publicly denounced Israel as a "criminal enemy" and threatened to cancel the Israel-Egypt peace treaty.

Thousands of anti-government Islamist protestors are taking over Jordan.
Israel is surrounded.

The pro-Islam United Nations is likewise escalating its ongoing war against the Jewish state. In a report obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (HRC) details a soon-to-be-launched international campaign of legal and economic warfare on AMERICAN companies doing business in Israel, including Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar Inc., and Motorola Solutions Inc.

If these companies continue doing business in Israel against the wishes of the United Nations, the HRC "calls on civil society to actively pursue legal and political redress against non-complying business" and "to vigorously pursue initiatives to boycott, divest and sanction the businesses highlighted in this report" and "calls on the international community to consider requesting an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice" to dole out punishment.

Because of Barack Obama's FAILED leadership and FAILED foreign policy, U.S. companies doing business in Israel and the rest of our fragile economy are under assault. Now it is unclear if the collapse of moderate regimes across the Middle East and the intensifying peril of the Jewish state are a consequence of naiveté, incompetence or malicious design by a Muslim Brotherhood-friendly Obama administration.

Members of the HRC include notorious human rights abusers such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Libya, China, and Cuba – yet their target as an alleged "violator" of human rights is ISRAEL! The Obama administration is letting them walk all over Israel and the United States of America. Barack Obama even JOINED the HRC, lumping the United States in with these Israel-defaming regimes soon after taking office in 2009. At the time, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice pandered to the pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli claque, "Working from within, we can make the council a more effective forum to promote and protect human rights."
It's obvious whose human rights are more important to the Islamist Obama administration and the anti-Israel, anti-America zealots controlling the United Nations.

It is no coincidence that just days after Barack Obama secured a second term as president of the United States that anti-Israeli terrorists have taken on an aggressive campaign to push for a Palestinian state and destroy Israel.

Without our traditional, prominent diplomatic AND military support of the United States by its side, Israel is targeted by jihadists to become the next victim of Islamist takeover in the Middle East. We could lose our most loyal ally in the region, arguably in the world, if the White House continues to ignore the situation.

We cannot wait for Barack Obama to come to Israel's aid – we must take our fight to Congress.

Meanwhile the Palestinian Authority, the PLO's Fatah Party and the Muslim terrorist group Hamas, keep contending among themselves in a rancorous "unity" government as they cycle in explosive outbursts against Israel and diplomatic ploys to unilaterally declare Palestinian independence and "statehood."

If the overt terrorist militancy and violence of Hamas can continue to be disguised by the media, submerged into the PLO's falsely "moderate" public image, Obama will heartily welcome these maneuvers as a means to garner more European acceptance of Palestinian "legitimacy" and to end-run U.S. Congressional actions in defense of Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu responded forcefully against the trap posed by this latest Palestinian threat in a speech at a conference earlier this year for Israeli ambassadors: "If Hamas joins the Palestinian government we will not hold negotiations with the Palestinian Authority."

Addressing the so-called "unity government" gambit, Israel's Ha'aretz news service reported that Netanyahu "added that he is ready to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas anytime, anywhere, in order to renew negotiations."

"The peace process can only advance while maintaining security arrangements, which is becoming more difficult in light of the current situation in the region," Netanyahu continued. One grave consideration is the unremitting Palestinian objective of seizing Jerusalem from Israel for its "national capital." Another is relentless terrorist targeting of innocent civilians.
Unremitting Hamas rocket attacks upon Israel from Gaza leave Prime Minister Netanyahu little choice but to respond with military strikes against Hamas.

It is a classic case of terrorism and counter-terrorist response. Will America stand by Israel?

The reality of Israel's position is grim. Unless and until the Palestinians are compelled to renounce terrorism and violence, acknowledge the Jewish state's right to exist, and negotiate true peace directly with Israel, intensifying conflict, even all-out war in the Middle East, becomes more and more likely.

Insistently, Hamas argues that its flagrantly intentional killings of noncombatants are in proper "retaliation" for Israel's "occupation." Even now, as Israel must prepare to mount yet another unavoidable offensive, Hamas (the Islamic Resistance Movement) steadfastly refuses to renounce "armed struggle," the terrorist, jihadist killing of innocent civilians.

And even now, by systematically launching its rocket attacks from populated areas of Gaza, Hamas and also Islamic Jihad (Al-Quds Brigades) resort to the barbarous practice of using human shields of women, children and elderly noncombatants.

"Moderate" Fatah, still in command over the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) as the Palestinian Authority, revealed its true anti-Israel radicalism in a recent Internal Order Document Article 17:"The armed popular revolution is the only inevitable way to the liberation of Palestine."Article 19: "The struggle will not end until the elimination of the Zionist entity and the liberation of Palestine."

Where is America? Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the last time hostilities erupted on the West Bank, overtly blamed the Jews for the continued Palestinian-Israeli conflict, including Arab Katyusha rocket volleys striking Galilee in northern Israel from southern Lebanon!

The Obama administration routinely faults Israel for accelerating Arab strife and violence in the region, and demands the Jewish state "reverse the trend of its growing isolation" from its Arab neighbors.

"Blame the victims" is Obama's strategy for de-legitimizing Israel throughout the world, and particularly at the U.N. where his pro-Palestinian bias is overtly evident. Jewish-American conservatives before the election took out a full-page ad in leading newspapers demanding the Obama Administration "stop blaming Israel first."

aswi_misslerangesIsrael's peril at the UN is clear. The admissions committee of the UN Security Council issued its initial report on approval of Palestinian "statehood" in late 2011 with a close, deadlock decision – and the Palestinians greeted the stalemate by pursuing a strategy of bypassing the Security Council process altogether and seeking a rogue General Assembly vote instead.

Mahmoud Abbas has continued his relentless pursuit of unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations ever since. But even as the Palestinian Authority seeks statehood through the back door of the UN General Assembly, Fatah's position calls plainly for more terrorism, and Hamas is happy to oblige.

As Israel prepares for yet another obligatory war of self-defense, America MUST compel the UN to resist rewarding the terrorists. It MUST defend Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It MUST reject the now-circulating PA draft resolution for Palestinian statehood seeking an upgraded and undeserved Observer status in the General Assembly. In essence, any such upgrade to "Nonmember Observer State" would grant legitimacy to the violent and cynical Palestinian end-run around international law.

Such ploys – overt violations of UN Resolution 242 and the Oslo Accords – have been threatened in the past, and squelched by firm, swift U.S. diplomatic resolve. Control of the Holy City, Jerusalem, continues to hang in the balance as a main prize sought by the Palestinian "state" and its rabid Israel-hating supporter governments.

In response to UN agencies' support for Palestinian repudiation of long-standing UN resolutions governing the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, the U.S. Congress is taking action, but MUST be emboldened. Long-standing U.S. law to protect Israel is in effect and restricting some UN funding – but MORE MUST BE DONE! Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has authored the UN Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act (H.R. 2829) which authorizes the U.S. and other member states to fund only those UN activities and agencies they determine are efficient and in the national interest.

The bill has the support of some 141 co-sponsors, all Republican. Congressional Democrats have shunned it, but in a letter sent to Democrat lawmakers, Mayor Koch said it would "strengthen America's ability to lead at the UN in order to advance the interests of our nation and our ally Israel…" The U.S. presently accounts for more than one-fifth of the UN's operating budget.

Koch rightly observed, "The reason the UN is often on the side of the PLO instead of the U.S. and Israel, and on the side of dictatorships instead of democracies, is that there are no consequences for bad behavior."

The simple truth is that Barack Obama has carved out a special, shameful unpopularity for himself as the most anti-Israel president ever – and he is dragging the Democrat party down this road. We need to make sure Congress keeps it in mind – and that "it shows" in their support of Israel during these trying and dangerous days.

Unnegotiated Palestinian "statehood" IS a huge provocation certain to ignite and perpetuate untold violence. Such a "state" concocted by UN fiat would initiate terror attacks in Jerusalem or on other vital Israeli territory, and Israel's enemies would brand her necessary defensive actions "aggression" against a UN member state. Under a "Uniting for Peace" General Assembly Resolution vote, blue-helmeted "peacekeepers" could be deployed into Israel's sovereign lands and set up occupation.

In fact, United States troops, under the New-World-Order command of the United Nations, could be ordered to invade our ally – Israel!

As observed by foreign affairs expert Caroline Glick, Obama is
  • The first U.S. president ever to denounce Jewish property rights in Jerusalem
  • The first U.S. president ever to require Israel to deny Jews property rights in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria as a precondition for peace talks with the Palestinians
  • The first U.S. president ever to adopt the position that Israel must surrender its right to defensible borders in the framework of a peace treaty
  • The first U.S. president ever to make Israeli acceptance of this position to surrender its right to defensible borders a precondition for negotiations
  • The first U.S. president ever to accept Hamas as a legitimate actor in Palestinian politics
  • The first U.S. president ever to make American support for Israel at the UN conditional on Israeli concessions to the Palestinians
Unilaterally defined Palestinian "statehood" is a rogue resolution, unlawful outside the context of a peace treaty with Israel. Such a proposal is an overt violation of prior UN Resolution 242, which requires a negotiated settlement between Israel and Palestinian representatives before any UN action may be considered on a Palestinian state. Such a proposal explicitly repudiates the Oslo Accords.

Yet Obama allows the Palestinians to gather support for this travesty, snickers at calling Netanyahu a liar while posturing as an ally of Israel – and leaves Israel twisting in the wind with Iran and battling terrorist in Gaza and the West Bank. Is this any way to treat an ally?

Pro-Israel Republicans and Democrats in the House and the Senate MUST unite in defense of the Jewish state! Whatever the recent election tallies may finally prove to be, theREAL political fact that matters is one cold, hard fact. As Ed Koch describes it, "I have not recovered from my shock when I learned from a Gallup poll conducted in February 2010 that 48 percent of Democrats supported Israel and 70 percent of Republicans did. Those figures are permanently seared in my mind."

Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City, life-long Democrat, is a decent man for whom respect for truth and love of America and Israel trump the prevailing vulgar political calculations. He sees they are destroying his old party, leading our country to ruin, and imperiling the only democracy in the Middle East as Obama pursues policies that bring the region closer and closer to catastrophic, perhaps even nuclear war.

There is a 52% liberal majority of the Democrat party that no longer stands foursquare with Israel – and under the "leadership" of Obama, the betrayal of Israel is becoming party policy.


Keep Faith,

Alan Keyes

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