Once, on a walk around the walls of
City, I had just come to the northeast corner, not
so far from the famed Eastern Gate, when a commotion behind me caught my full
Turning around, I saw two Palestinians out in the middle of
the street, backing up traffic, as they argued aggressively about a
near-accident. Slamming shoes on each other’s cars, the two had to be pulled
apart by passersby and friends, yet still they shouted at each other. Eyes
bulged. Veins pumped. Screaming. Shreiking.
I watched in total fascination. After several tense
minutes, they got back in their vehicles and traffic started again.
The scene I’ve just described also describes our
“negotiating partners” in the Middle East.
Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak announced that he wants
more attention given to Mahmoud Abbas, the heir-apparent to the serial killer,
Yasser Arafat. Mubarak wants to keep up the façade that Abbas can stand up to
Hamas. In fact, Abbas himself is a Holocaust-denier! Hamas demands respect. Iran demands respect. We err if we
underestimate the Arab mentality when it comes to “honor.” You cannot offend
“Arab honor” (read: proclaim the truth about the Arab-Israeli conflict) without
risking an onslaught of shoes. By the way, for a thorough treatment of the
subject, get the Balfour Books title
Muhammad’s Monsters, by David Bukay. Fascinating.
The tight elections in
also are lamented by “Arab nations” who are said to be “concerned.” They are
concerned that Israel
will not cede all its territory to the Palestinians and then disappear.
There are unfortunately almost limitless examples of
migraine-inducing problems Israel’s next
prime minister will deal with.
The country ruled by the dictator Bashar Assad — evidently
a friend of Americans like Nancy Pelosi and Rick Warren — routinely publishes
anti-Semitic filth in its media. Let me give you just one example of the
insanity in this arena, and how this demonstrates clearly that negotiating with
radical Muslim countries is folly.
In the Feb. 14, 2007 issue of the Syrian daily
Tishreen, a cartoon is published
which depicts a (nefarious, of course) Jew tunneling under the Dome of the Rock!
With a pick!
My friends, the lies are not only outrageous, but they
leave one almost speechless. Here’s the truth:
After the Israelis took control of
Jerusalem in 1967, they immediately returned control of the Temple Mount
(Haram Al-Sharif to the Muslims) to the Arabs. Ostensibly under Jordanian
control, the site to this day is maintained by the Palestinian Wakf, or
religious authority. There are all sorts of rules posted on the site for
Westerners to adhere to, if one is fortunate enough to be able to visit.
For several years, the Palestinians have literally been
burrowing under the Temple
Mount. The so-called “Solomon’s Stables” are
underneath; it is really a huge underground mosque, with support columns. The
Palestinians have also hollowed-out the area directly behind the famed Eastern
Gate, making a series of steps leading to the underground mosque. If you don’t
believe all this, please let me know and I’ll share photos.
In the recent past, before Jordanian archaeologists
intervened, a huge bulge in the southern wall of the
Mount threatened to spill
huge stones on traffic passing by below. There were also serious concerns that
the eastern side of the wall would buckle and collapse. All due to Arab
tunneling underneath the Temple
Mount, underneath the Dome
of the Rock.
Do you see how massive the lie is, and how pervasive?
Let’s take it further.
Not only is the idea of a Jew tunneling underneath the Temple Mount
ludicrous, the Arabs do not allow Jews or
Christians to pray or read the Bible on the site. A few news reports have
revealed that the Palestinians have dumped tons of soil from the site in the
nearby Kidron Valley, in further attempts to sanitize
archaeological evidence for the Bible. Too bad “journalists” like Peter
Jennings, the NPR staff, and Georgie Anne Geyer don’t report that.
My point in all this is, look at the trouble Bibi Netanyahu
will have from day one, as he assumes the premiership in Israel. Who would want the job? He
will deal with Hamas in the South, Hezbollah and Syria in the north, Iran in the
east, Leftist media in his own country, traitorous Arab-Israeli citizens,
American diplomacy (and, may I say, mendacity in the form of Barack Obama and
his Middle East team), et cetera.
Folks, the Shoe-Bangers will never, ever accept reality and
will never accept a Jewish presence in the Middle East.
Those of us who are mocked for being Bible literalists are at least able to see
that the Arabs genuinely want all of “Palestine”
as a Palestinian state/terror base. Why can’t Barack Obama see it?
In fact, he does see it. He’s smart, informed, and privy to
much more intelligence data than any of us will ever see. Obama is no more naïve
about Middle East peace than Bill Clinton was. It was Clinton,
after all, who admitted when he was out of office that Arafat scuttled any
possible peace deal at Camp David in the last days of the Clinton administration.
The day I saw the Shoe-Bangers going at it in the middle of
the street, I had toured the Temple Mount and surrounding area, and had seen the
damage the Palestinians have done to it with my own eyes. I also saw very
clearly that the notion of peace with these people is hopelessly tragic and