Freeze of Jewish Construction in Judea & Samaria: Peace or appeasement?

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3812533,00.html, November 30, 2009

Construction freeze in Judea and Samaria based on  erroneous assumptions:      

 

1. A freeze will not soften – but will intensify - President Obama's criticism of "settlements" in particular and Israeli policy in general. For instance, Prime Minister Netanyahu's June 14, 2009 Two-State-Solution-speech triggered exacerbated pressure by Obama. Moreover, Netanyahu's willingness to exchange hundreds of Palestinian terrorists for Gilad Shalit was followed by US pressure to release more

Obama’s Nobel Prize: A blatant attempt to Europeanize US policy

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3788584,00.html, October 12, 2009

Tell me who are the committee members of the Nobel Prize for Peace, and I'll tell you why it was awarded to President Obama.

Jews in Hebron – Obstacle to Peace?

Jerusalem Cloakroom #227, September 24, 2009

133 Jews were murdered in Hebron, Jerusalem, Motza, Safed and Tel Aviv during a rampage of Arab terrorism in August 1929, 19 years before the establishment of the Jewish State, 38 years before the 1967 War and 39 years before the return of Jews to Hebron. 133 fatalities in 1929 – out of a 175,000 Jewish population – are proportionally equal to 4,560 fatalities in Israel or 230,000 fatalities in the USA in 2009!

US Pressure – A Guide for the Perplexed

http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-40868-00.html?tag=19-56-48, September 09, 2009

Fact: In 1950, the US Administration pressured Israel to refrain from Jewish construction in Jerusalem and from declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel – Prime Minister Ben Gurion built, relocated government agencies and thousands of immigrants to Jerusalem and declared Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish State. In 1967, the US Administration pressured against annexation of East Jerusalem – Prime Minister Eshkol annexed, reunited Jerusalem, and built the formidable Ramat Eshkol neighborhood. In 1970, the US Administration pressured Israel to relinquish control over parts of Jerusalem – Prime Minister Golda Meir constructed the neighborhoods of Gilo, Ramot and Neveh Yaakov (current population over 100,000!). The US Administration pressured, Israel constructed, Jerusalem expanded and the Jewish State earned strategic respect.

The Department of State – A Systematic Blunderer in the Mideast

http://www.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=36227, September 09, 2009

Israeli policy-makers and public opinion molders tend to accept US Administrations as top authorities on the Middle East . They have sometimes chosen to depart sharply from their own ideology/strategy – under US Administration pressure - in spite of systematic and dramatic US policy blunders, which have undermined US interests in the Middle East and have jeopardized Israel's existence.

For instance, in 1948, the US State Department, the Pentagon and the CIA were convinced that establishment of the Jewish State would trigger a war, producing a second Jewish Holocaust in less than a decade , that a Jewish State would be a strategic burden upon the US, that Arab oil producers would boycott the US and that Israel would join the Communist Bloc. In order to dissuade Ben Gurion from declaration of independence, they imposed a military embargo on the region (while Britain supplied arms to the Arabs) and threatened Ben Gurion with economic sanctions.

Beware of Serial White House Middle East Blunders!

http://www.news1.co.il/Archive/003-D-40769-00.html?tag=15-48-55, September 04, 2009

Israeli policy-makers and public opinion molders tend to accept US Administrations as top authorities on the Middle East. They have sometimes chosen to depart sharply from their own ideology/strategy – under US Administration pressure - in spite of systematic and dramatic US policy blunders, which have undermined US interests in the Middle East and have jeopardized Israel's existence.

Israel, You'll Never Walk Alone!

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3762808,00.html, August 13, 2009

The American people display a robust, long-term support of the Jewish State in spite of President Obama's policy and in defiance of the NY Times and Washington Post (which contrast the Wall Street Journal's attitude toward Israel).

Prime Minister Begin's "Jerusalem-Response" to President Obama

Jerusalem Cloakroom #225, July 24, 2009

Ambassador (ret.) Yehuda Avner, who served under five Prime Ministers, writes in his forthcoming book (summer 2010), The Prime Ministers – An Intimate Portrait of Leaders of Israel:

A Jerusalem Response to Obama

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3750386,00.html, July 21, 2009

Twenty five towns in the United States, from Massachusetts to Oregon, bear the name of JerusalemSalem.  This is a reflection of the unique bonds that exist between the USA – since the 17th century Pilgrims and the Founding Fathers – and the Jewish capital, land, history and religion.

 

The US Congress – the most authentic representative of the American People – has passed a series of bills and resolutions, reaffirming the role of Jerusalem, as the indivisible capital of the Jewish State and the appropriate site for the US embassy in Israel.

The President Proposes but Congress Disposes

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3741070,00.html, July 01, 2009

President Obama and his advisors pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu to avoid intensive contacts with Congress.  They claim that such contacts would undermine the Presidency, and would therefore damage US-Israel relations.  However, refraining from such contacts would demote Congress into a "Supporting Actor", and thus would be an insult to the American People, to its representatives on Capitol Hill and to the US democracy, which regard Congress as a "Co-Starring Actor." In the long run, it would degrade vital Israeli interests and weaken US-Israel relations.

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