UPDATE: ONE OF THE PREMIER IDF FIGHTING UNITS, THE GOLANI BRIGADE, IS BEING REDEPLOYED TO SOUTHERN ISRAEL’S EGYPTIAN BORDER.
And so continues the march of ‘democracy’ through the Arab world–a march that is becoming more radicalized by the minute and shaking the foundations of Middle East peace.
As you may or may not know, another million person march is being organized on Facebook for Amman, Jordan on Thursday. This march does not have the lofty goals of expressing democratic ideals or campaigning against a repressive regime.
According to the organizers, this Facebook march is solely to attack Israel. Anti-Israel demonstrators will attempt to smash through the Israel Embassy’s security perimeter, take down the Israeli flag and burn it–emulating their ‘democratic’ brothers and sisters in Cairo.
The supposedly ‘pro-peace’ Jordanian King Abdullah seems to be reveling in Israel’s deepening concern. Two days ago, Abdullah remarked in an interview that “Jordan and the future Palestine are stronger than Israel is today. It is the Israeli who is scared today.”
It is the Israeli who is scared today? In making statements like this that pander to the Palestinian population of Jordan (which is about 60%), Abdullah is doing nothing for peace and everything to cravenly cling to power. It is a pandering that has made Abdullah the sudden and belated champion of all things Palestinian.
But Abdullah’s effort to remain in power is doomed to fail. Since his recent incorporation of the Muslim Brotherhood into his government, the handwriting has been on the wall. Just as Assad in Syria, Abdullah in Jordan is a member of a fearful minority that controls an ever assertive majority.
The unfortunate day is coming when Israel’s peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan will be a thing of the past–and Israel will be forced once again to be on a war-footing with all of its ‘neighbors.’