Middle East studies in the News
Misplaced Rage [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Gerald A. Honigman
Look, my head-in-the-sand Hebrew siblings, ya got what you paid for…literally…pure and simple. Trying to worm out of it now only makes you look even more pathetic to anyone with neurons intact.
Gil Ronen reported in Israel National News/Arutz Sheva on May 13th that journalist David Goldman was noting much rage among Jewish donors to the Democratic Party over President Obama's nastiness towards Israel.
Increasingly, folks like Ed Koch, Alan Dershowitz, Abe Foxman, Martin Peretz, and other big names in the Tribe are finally awakening from a self-imposed slumber. Along with the bigwigs, others are also increasingly claiming that they were swindled.
Give me a break!
For the handwriting on that wall to have been any clearer, you would have to be part of the wall.
I will not recount all of the solid evidence about Obama's extreme tendency to gravitate towards anti-Semites and anti-Zionists–not that there's really much difference–long before he ever ran for the highest office in the land. But, a few key examples are in order. Pointing to Jew stooges that he uses as front men to stick it to other Jews only makes my point further. James f-the Jews, they don't vote for us anyway Baker had his Jew Boys too. So did Torquemada…and Adolf, for that matter.
If I sat in the pews of a synagogue for over two decades and the rabbi spewed forth anti-black venom repeatedly, one might just surmise that I had no problem with those sermons. Reverend Jeremiah Wright was (and is still) like family to Obama, and together with Wright's other good friend, the Nation of Islam's Louis Farakhan, were rabid Jew-baiting mentors to the current leader of our nation. It was not for nothing that Obama was called the messiah by Farakhan. Wright's church published the Hamas manifesto calling for the obliteration of Israel–among other things. Add to these many other lesser known personalities of the same ilk who are also counted among Obama's good pals. Chicago is loaded with such folks…
While popular sayings do not equate to science, there is something to the adage, birds of a feather flock together. And in Obama's case, the flock has been huge for decades. Periodically, he whispered sweet nothings to keep the Hebrews' gelt flowing. And the latter–most convinced that either Zeus or Thor would strike them dead with a lightning bolt if they did not support a Democrat (and a black one, at that)–repeatedly acted to erase the Gentile stereotype of smart Jews.
At his best buddy, Professor Rashid Khalidi's private party, it was reported that Obama spoke about Israeli genocide against Arabs. It was caught on tape. During the fight that ensued, Obama's folks managed to see to it that the LA Times would not even release a transcript. Edward Said, Ali Abunimah, and other prominent anti-Israel activists are good buddies as well. Abunimah and others have spoken of Obama's frequent attendance at Arab anti-Israel functions and such.
Obama's close associations with well-known anti-Israel politicos, friends, and advisors such as former Secretary of State Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samantha Powers, Robert Malley, General Tony McPeak ("American Jews are the reason there is no Middle East peace"), etc. and so forth were and are beyond coincidental. So, while events led then Senator Obama in 2008 to later officially distance himself from some of these folks, the direction that an Obama Administration would be heading in vis-a-vis the Middle East was already very clear prior to the November 2008 election.
And the clincher?
Long before the election, Senator Obama endorsed the Saudi Peace Plan.
He said–repeatedly–that Israel would be crazy not to accept it. It's key provisions are a total withdrawal of Israel to the '49 armistice lines–not borders–which made it a mere 9-15 miles wide at its waist (where most of Israel's population, industry, and so forth are located), and the acceptance of millions of real and alleged Arab refugees into the Jewish sub-rump State. In return, Israel would get some vague recognition and normalization. "Peace" all right…of the grave.
In other words, then Senator and now President Obama expects Israel to give up the promise of the carefully-worded final draft of UNSC Resolution 242, adopted in the wake of the '67 War, that it would finally get real secure and somewhat defensible political borders (instead of armistice lines) as it withdrew (at the conclusion of formal treaties of peace, not cease fires) from some–not all–of the territories it came to occupy in the defensive war it was forced to fight after being blockaded by Arabs, along with other hostile acts, in 1967. 242 promised Israel a bit of a buffer in lands where Judeans–Jews–have lived for millennia via territorial compromises with Arabs who are still not reconciled with anyone but themselves having political rights in the region.
The above, dear readers, is what the current flap over Jews building in Jerusalem is all about–not apartment buildings. Obama insists that Israel return to the deadly status quo ante, remaining forever that sub-rump state at the Arabs' mercy, while becoming thus more dependent on America's good graces at the same time.
And all of this was well known long before November 2008.
After the election, President Obama simply put into motion what he clearly stated his intentions were beforehand.
You cannot endorse the Saudi Peace (of the grave) Plan and allow Jews to build in lands beyond the '49 armistice lines.
The man Hebrew Lefties love to hate (by the way, I voted for Apartheid Israel Mr. Peanut and Bill Clinton–twice), President George W. Bush, gave Israel two key letters back in 2004 when Prime Minister Sharon was unilaterally withdrawing from Gaza. They supported the intent of 242–that Israel would not be required to return to the indefensible lines of '49–and stated that any Arab refugees would have to go to the new Arab state that would be created (# 22), not into Israel itself. President Obama has now decided to toss those letters out of the window–along with President Reagan and other American leaders' assurances as well.
But, again, what else could he do if he endorses the Saudi Plan–which he does, and said he did long before 78% of the Tribe had to cast a ballot and pour millions of dollars into his campaign…which they did.
Regardless of new polls and such allegedly showing "shock" and "rage," I have no doubt that at least 70% of the above will support the messiah again anyway in 2012. They'll make up for it, in their own minds, by writing a bigger check to the Jewish National Fund, ARMDI, Hadassah, or such. Or maybe even a trip to Israel will be in the cards.
But let's not lie about this.
Save the rage for those same folks who will vote for Obama yet again–despite the nightmare that has already emerged. And just imagine what will happen after 2012 when he has nothing to lose since he can't run for the presidency again…
No, despite the cowards who can't own up to what they themselves did, whatever President Obama's sins are, he can't be faulted regarding honesty about his intentions in the Middle East.
The few of us who tried to sound a warning were all labeled right wing extremists and such by the majority.
Today, Hebrew Lefties are still complaining about Dubya, the guy who gave Israel those two key letters (as if he was Obama's opponent and not McCain), and are focusing upon Alaska's Sarah imperfections…just in case; i.e., anything but coming to grips with the fact that they did much to elect, to the most powerful office on Earth, a virulently anti-Israel leader and probable anti-Semite to boot. And I use that latter term very carefully. While respectfully taking off his shoes before entering mosques, Obama couldn't even put a kipa (yarmulke) on his head as a sign of humility before G_d at the Passover Seder he recently staged for his own Jew Boys.
That so many Jews refused to see or listen to what really counted prior to November 2008–and willingly allowed themselves to be thrown some timely bones instead–only shows that, regardless of how far they think they have come, they are still stuck in the ghetto, prostrating and falling all over themselves to gain acceptance and to see who will be allowed to be counted among the Court Jews.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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