And the Beat Goes On
Back in the hippie days, Sonny and
had a hit record entitled “The Beat Goes on…”
The song could have been written specifically about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
It fits perfectly that volatile region.
And to be more specific: the Palestinian-Israeli
As the American president tours Muslim countries and tries to pacify his
audiences, as international diplomats voice a bit more forcefully their
Israel…as Benjamin Netanyahu is
threatened by international powers behind closed doors, we see that in Israel,
the beat does most assuredly go on.
For 61 years, Israel’s
neighbors have refused to accept her existence. Think about that.
For six decades, the Arabs have been the equivalent of England refusing to accept France
as a legitimate country. Or Canada deciding that the U.S.
is a non-entity.
Of course these scenarios are absurd. But the scenario isn’t absurd where Israel
is concerned. The whole world turns a blind eye to Palestinian arrogance and
As the diplomats continue to push the insane two-state solution, the
Palestinians practice terror unabated.
In the territories during the last week of May, Hamas terrorists were killed —
ones who had been involved in suicide operations against Jews. These
eliminations happened near
and the town of Qalqiliya. This was all
going on at the same time Mahmoud Abbas was meeting with the American president;
Abbas has stated recently too that he intends to sit tight and wait on pressure
to get what he wants.
Abbas knows he doesn’t have to abide by any agreements, signed or otherwise. He
is the same PLO hatchet-man he’s been for 40 years, a protégé of Yasser Arafat.
A bright spot is that for the first time since the ceasing of Operation Cast
Lead — the Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip — no mortar or rocket fire
occurred. However, in
Azerbaijan, police arrested two
Hezbollah terrorists who were plotting an attack on the Israeli embassy there in
the capitol of Baku.
This arrest took place more than a year ago, but was kept secret pending a
trial. At the time of their arrest, these killers had explosives, binoculars,
pistols (with silencers) and photos of the area.
These events were met with typical terrorist responses: Iran
said they were the work of Israeli agents themselves, to detract from “crimes”
made against Arabs! Hamas officials pledged revenge against the Israelis.
Tell me: how is Israel
supposed to make peace with such individuals and organizations? These are the
bloodthirsty killers that people like Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama think you
can dialogue with.
In the U.S.,
two terrorists — Ghassan al-Ashi and Shuqri Abu Baker — were sentenced to 65
years each for funneling money to Hamas. This in our own country; an effort to
because millions of Arabs refuse to accept her existence.
The beat goes on.
As Abbas was talking out of both sides of his mouth during and after the meeting
with Obama, Palestinian terrorists were issuing their usual threatening
statements. It is instructive to know that all these various factions: Abbas’s
“Fatah” movement (the “political” arm of the PLO), Hamas, and Hezbollah are
committed to Israel’s
destruction. Their charters are still in effect after decades.
That leaves one with the impression that if the U.S. and other powers
continue to try and “make peace” between the parties of the Middle East, those
peace efforts are not concerned with Israel’s
security. They are concerned with pacifying the Arabs.
The Jerusalem Post recently revealed some startling parallels between the
strategies in the region employed by Barack Obama and the administration of
Dwight Eisenhower a half-century ago.
Both administrations decided early on that pacifying the Arabs at Israel’s
expense was a good strategy for protecting American interests.
From 1953 on, and especially during and after Israel’s victory over Egypt
in the 1956 Sinai Campaign, Eisenhower’s administration barely concealed its
contempt for the Jewish state. Israel
was eventually forced to give up its gains in the Sinai. Comically, this set the
stage for sweeping territorial gains in the Land of Israel a
decade later, as Palestinian, Egyptian, Jordanian, and Iraqi terrorism opened
the way for the Six Day War.
Today, Obama has decided that failure is still an excellent option.
Although the whole concept is absurd to sophisticated audiences today, including
those in Washington,
protecting American interests in the
Middle East should be achieved by the exact opposite
We should be strengthening the Israelis and shunning the Arabs, who are by and
large corrupt regimes that pacify the genocidal elements in their midst.
“Ike” could barely stand
Israel, and Obama’s honeyed speeches
nevertheless reveal a man who is not genuinely concerned for Israel’s
As Palestinian terrorists huddle in dark rooms and plot and plan, using
innocents such as children as shields, the world decides that pressuring Israel
will somehow bring peace. As I’ve said before, this is madness on a colossal
scale and reveals a deeply flawed approach.
Rest assured, as diplomacy continues its rotten pattern of failure, the American
president will smile and make soft speeches and walk the same path.
And more Jews in their own small state will be targeted for murder.
The beat goes on.