6 Shevat 5778
22 January 2018
The Quote of the Day ”
“Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and Palestine.”
European Union Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini after meeting with the Chairman of the PLO (Mahmoud Abbas) yesterday.
It is simply amazing how readily the hideous Europeans–and the rest of the world–are willing to give away our capital to the Palestinians.
Following this meeting, Abbas let it be known that he will accept American mediation of the “peace process” if under the umbrella of “international entities.”
The News on the Israel Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
Palestinian terrorists targeted Israelis with “rocks” and Molotovs multiple times in all of the following places (among others):
Shechem, Jilazon, Beit Ummar, throughout Gush Etzion, El Aruv, Kfar Dahiya (3 Border Police wounded), Levona, Abud, Psagot, Nil’in, Qalqilya, A-Ram, Halhul, Luban al-Sharqiya, the Jericho Road, Funduk, Beitar, Tekoa, Al-Khander, Karmei Tzur, the Husan Bypass Road, Hevron, the Al-Fawwar Junction, Brentis, Ma’aleh, Mukumos, between the Mele Hever Junction and the Zif Junction, Azzun, Nebi Elias, Dura, Deir Nizam, Beit El, Al Muayyar, Kochav Ha Shachar, Huwara, and Talmonim.
All told there were more than 70 attacks that took place at nearly 50 locations. They were reported by residents on the ground to the Rescue Judea and Samaria hotline.
Not one word has been written about any of these attacks by any media outlet in the world–except for rotter, hakolhayehudi, and of course israelstreet.
The continuing degradation of Europe . . .
What are you looking at above? The red spaces with the red flags are Swedish police “no-go” zones. What is a Swedish police no-go zone? It is an area that Swedish police will not enter because they are afraid of being attacked by Muslims.
What you see above are the large zones. The police revealed yesterday that there are now 23 “police no go zones” in Sweden.
The Swedish “no go zones” are similar to those established in France and elsewhere by terrified police.
How long will it be until all of Europe is a no go zone?
The continuing fighting in Syria . . .
In case you have missed it, the fighting in Syria is now mainly taking place on two fronts.
Along the line roughly parallel to the Syrian-Israeli border, Iranian and Hezbollah forces continue to squeeze the Syrian rebels into smaller and smaller territory–and in the process come closer and closer to Israel.
Meanwhile in the north, Turkey is trying to wipe out the Kurds (who are supported by Syrian rebels). With the help of Syrian regulars, Iranians, Hezbollah, and Russian forces, the Kurds are in deep trouble.
Pence’s Speech To the Knesset:
Warm But With An Element of Delusion
U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence gave his scheduled address to the Israel Knesset today. The talk was not without disruption as the Israeli-Arabs caused a ruckus by jeering and waving signs that read “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.” They were “escorted” out of the room.
Pence made all of the points that we expected him to, ranging from having the American Embassy up and running in Jerusalem by the end of 2019 to declaring, in an obvious sop to PM Netanyahu, that the “the Iran nuclear deal is a disaster.” His speech was met with numerous standing ovations by members of the Knesset.
Following the speech, Israeli leaders gushed to congratulate Pence on such a warm speech that was so supportive of Israel. Your humble servant adds his congratulations as well.
Nevertheless, I would be remiss if I did not add that Pence’s speech was not without an element of delusion such as when he said:
“There are those who believe the world can’t change, that we’re destined to engage in endless violence, that age-old conflicts can’t be resolved and that hope itself is an illusion. But President Trump doesn’t believe it, I don’t believe it, and neither do you.”
Frankly, most Israelis believe that the Israel-Palestinian conflict is unresolvable and that hope is an illusion. It is a belief born from decades of attempting to make peace with the Palestinians–all of which failed because of Palestinian rejections.
It is also a belief nurtured by the recent statements of Mahmoud Abbas who has stated loudly and clearly for the world to hear that the Palestinians will never be satisfied with anything except the end of Israel as a Jewish state. For Pence to ignore these statements is delusional.
To sum this up, israelstreet is happy to have Mike Pence in Israel once again, but it appears we are about to go down the delusional peace process rabbit hole once again.