March 22, 2015
It appears that no matter which way Israel turns, their actions are always looked upon with distain by the U.N. Council, The U.S. and the world in general.
While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was running for another term, he made a visit to the United States Congress to speak on the dangers of negotiating with the terrorist State of Iran. Of course Obama and his Left-wing constituents made a fuss of it saying it was just a PR stunt for Netanyahu to boost his campaign right before the elections.
Nevertheless, Netanyahu came to congress and made a compelling argument for not negotiating with Iran concerning any Nuclear agreement which would put Nuclear weapons in the hands of the Rogue State.
Although his speech was well received by most Americans, Obama and his gang were not happy. They fired back against the speech. Obama came out in an interview shortly after saying, although he didn't personally attend the speech, he felt that Netanyahu had "nothing new" to say in his address. Obama then went on to agree with some of the points Netanyahu made regarding Iran's hatred and threats toward Israel, but then said Netanyahu had nothing alternative to the White House negotiations currently being discussed with Iran.
Netanyahu does have an alternative however, and he stated it in his speech. His stance is that Iran should not have any capability to aquire nuclear weapons.
While the Obama administration pretends to negotiate with Iran, however, there are those in Congress who are serious about stopping Iran from Nuclear weapons.
Under a proposed Bill called the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015. According GovTrack.us, the US congress is introducing the bill because:
it is U.S. policy that Iran not be allowed to develop or acquire nuclear weapon capabilities; Iran does not have an inherent right to enrichment and reprocessing capabilities under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; the goal of international negotiations with Iran should be to conclude a long-term comprehensive solution that will reverse the development of Iran's illicit nuclear infrastructure; and the United States should continue to impose sanctions on Iran and its terrorist proxies, and on Iran and other governments and persons for the procurement, sale, or transfer of technology, services, or goods that support the development of weapons of mass destruction.This is essentially Netanyahu's stance concerning Iran, Even Arab leaders are privately concerned about the agreement being done by Obama and the White House. United for Israel.org, quoting The Wall Street Journal reported:
Meanwhile, Arab governments are privately expressing their concern to Washington about a potential deal according to a recent Wall Street Journal report. “At this stage, we prefer a collapse of the diplomatic process to a bad deal,” said an Arab official quoted in the report.Further the article then states:
The U.S. has now said that it is no longer realistic to eliminate Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in a final deal, despite the Obama administration’s initial stance that it would completely dismantle Iran’s nuclear program.So, initially, when Obama was campaigning, he was in agreement with Netanyahu's current stance that Iran should not have nuclear weapons capabilities, but now that he is in office, he and his poliburo believe that it is "unrealistic" to think we can stop Iran from having these capabilities!
How can Obama condemn Netanyahu? Obama campaigned on the same issue! Hypocrisy at its best....
Israel has, over the years attempted and gone to great lengths to negotiate with the so-called "Palestinian State as well. Yet each time an agreement was drawn up, it was the Palestinians that refused to sign.
Here is a brief Time line of the rejections by the Palestinians:
- 1947 UN Partition Plan -amidst growing tensions between Arabs, Jews, and the British, Britain announced its plan to pull out of the region and turned the question of sovereignty over to the United Nations. On November 29, 1947 the UN General Assembly voted to partition the Palestine Mandate into an Arab state and a Jewish state and to internationalize the city of Jerusalem. Although it was less than they hoped for, the Jews accepted the partition. The Arabs in the Palestine Mandate and the Arab states rejected it and increased attacks on Jews. (emphasis mine)
- 1948 War - In accordance with the UN Partition Plan, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independence of the new State of Israel on May 14, 1948 and became Israel’s first Prime Minister. The following day, Arab armies from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq attacked the new state. This was the first Arab-Israeli war and is known in Israel as the War of Independence and by the Palestinian Arabs as the Catastrophe.
- 1964 Establishment of PLO -In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed with the aim of destroying Israel and creating a Palestinian state in its place.
- 1967 Six Day War -In the days before the war, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq moved their armies to Israel’s borders. Egypt closed the international water way, the Straits of Tiran, to all Israeli shipping, an act of war in international law. [...]During the 1967 War, Israel gained land from Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. While Israel maintained that Jerusalem would remain a unified city, with all religions having access to their holy sites, it stated that it was open to returning other territories in exchange for peace and recognition of its right to exist. Eight Arab heads of state met in Khartoum August 29- September 1, 1967 and adopted the “3 NOs” policy--no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, and no negotiations with Israel.
- 1979 Israel -Egypt Peace Treaty - As a result of intense diplomatic efforts by the United States, Egypt became the first Arab country to recognize and enter into a peace treaty with Israel. Egypt’s President, Anwar Sadat realized that a continuing state of war with Israel was harming the Egyptian economy and the well-being of his people. For its part, Israel returned to Egypt all of the Sinai that had been captured during the 1967 war and removed Jewish families from the homes they had established there. This agreement became a model for Israel’s “land for peace” policy.
- 1987-93 First Intifada -Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank engaged in an uprising, or intifada, against Israeli control of these territories. Palestinians attacked Israelis with improvised weapons and firearms supplied by the PLO, which organized much of the uprising. Israel tried to contain the violence, which was directed at soldiers and civilians, primarily in the territories.
- 1993 Oslo Accord-The Oslo Accords were a set of agreements that began in 1993 when Israel and the PLO signed a Declaration of Principles (DOP). The Oslo Accords led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority, which had responsibility for administering the territory under its control. It also called on Israel to gradually withdraw its military presence from the Gaza Strip and a small area around Jericho. [...] For the first time, the PLO formally recognized Israel, renounced violence, and publicly expressed acceptance of peaceful coexistence with Israel.
- 2000-05 Second Intifada-In September 2000, Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon visited the Jewish Temple Mount, a site revered by Jews that is also holy to Muslims. Many Palestinians claimed that Sharon’s visit was provocative and began to riot. Many Israelis claimed that Sharon's visit was a pretext for violence, not its cause since the visit was coordinated in advance with Palestinian officials. Palestinians rioted and threw rocks onto Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall.[...] Palestinian terrorists attacked Israelis with numerous suicide bombers, killing almost 900 civilians and wounding thousands of others at restaurants, nightclubs, on buses, and other civilian places.
- 2006 Hamas is elected- In January 2006, Palestinians elected a majority of Hamas members to the Palestinian Authority’s legislature over the PLO’s Fatah party that had previously been in power. The Hamas charter calls for the destruction of Israel and for the killing of Jews. Hamas does not accept previous Palestinian-Israeli agreements and has claimed responsibility for hundreds of terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. As a result of the election, many Western nations imposed sanctions, suspending aid to the Palestinian Authority, with a declaration that sanctions would be lifted once Hamas recognizes Israel’s right to exist, forswears violence, and accepts previous Palestinian-Israeli agreements. -Source
This is a brief summary of the constant rejection by the Palestinian authority and the Terrorist Organisation known as Hamas which runs the territory.
This is the reason Netanyahu and the people of Israel are concerned about Iran getting Nuclear arms, since they fund and stand with Hamas and Palestine in their desire to destroy Israel!
Although since 2011, when a rift began between Hamas and Hezbollah, according to the Wilson Center, Iran has primarily been the State sponsor of both terrorist organisations:
Iran has always been the element that tied (Sunni) Hamas and (Shiite) Hezbollah together. The Islamic Republic’s priority was to foster organizations that would be part of “resistance” against Israel and the West. Tehran’s elite Revolutionary Guards basically created Hezbollah soon after Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Iran has reportedly provided the organization with millions of dollars in funding and advanced weapons as a frontline resistance in Lebanon against Israel. Tehran was not involved in the creation of Hamas, which grew out Muslim Brotherhood remnants in the Gaza Stip. Hamas formally announced its formation when the first Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, erupted against Israeli occupation in 1987. Tehran reportedly started providing Hamas financial aid and military training in the early 1990s. Thousands of Hamas militants have reportedly trained at Revolutionary Guard bases in Iran and Lebanon, while Hamas opened an office in Tehran. Iran continued support for Hamas during the Second Intifada from 2000 to 2005. It increased aid to Hamas after Yasser Arafat’s death in 2004 and Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from Gaza. It also helped bail out Hamas after it took control of Gaza in 2007. Tehran also allegedly provided Hamas military equipment used in the 2008 and 2012 conflicts with Israel.Now we can begin to see the importance of stopping Iran from aquiring Nuclear weapons. Just as recently as today news of a Hamas Terror cell being stopped by the Israelis adds to the very reason Netanyahu is right in his conviction that there must not be negotiations with Iran- a State sponsor of Hamas, both of which destire Israel's destruction from the face of the earth:
The Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that a number of West Bank Palestinians working for Hamas have been arrested over the last few months, plotting to carry out attacks using explosive devices.The suspects confessed during interrogation to having been enlisted by Hamas in Jordan, and undergoing training in the Gaza Strip, the Shin Bet said. The suspects then returned to the West Bank, according to the Shin Bet, with the intention of carrying out attacks and recruiting further activists in the area to take part in Hamas activities.Yet when Netanyahu cries out against this, the world community instead condemns Israel for building settlements in it's own Sovereign country! The European Union then calls for sanctions against Israel. Or the UN tries to demonize Israel by claiming the Country mistreats women and degrades them! what a joke!!!:
Out of nine official documents produced from the UN's annual Commission on the Status of Women report, only one of the UN's 193 members were mentioned in regards to ongoing infringement of women's rights – Israel – in what Jerusalem says in another case of UN bias.
Yet women in Arab Countries face severe neglect and cruelty and nothing is done by the UN.
I could go on with many more reasons to show that no matter what position Israel takes, it will be scorned by the International community. Their real goal is the destruction of the State of Israel.
"...even if Israel has to stand alone, - Israel will stand."
It is time to decide whether you will Stand with Israel, or stand with her enemies...
As for me and My House, WE WILL STAND WITH ISRAEL.
By Mark Matheny