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Friday, September 23, 2011
Removing all doubt about the peace process
Mark Twain is credited with the quote: "It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open ones mouth and remove all doubt." This is good advice, especially for former President Bill Clinton, who along with Jimmy Carter, just can't seem to leave us alone without espousing their brand of wisdom, which is foolishness. We should know that the Clinton machine will become more visible the closer we get to the Democratic nomination process. Clinton is hoping that the current failure in the White House will drop out of the race, clearing the way for his wife. Meantime, he is breaking his silence and removing all doubt about his prowess as a Middle East analyst.
According to Clinton, as reported in Foreign Policy, it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is to blame for not having a peace deal with the Palestinians. He said, "The most pro-peace Israelis are the Arabs; second the Sabras, the Jewish Israelis that were born there; third, the Ashkenazi of long-standing, the European Jews who came there around the time of Israel's founding. The most anti-peace are the ultra-religious, who believe they're supposed to keep Judea and Samaria, and the settler groups, and what you might call the territorialists, the people who just showed up lately and they're not encumbered by the historical record."
Clinton, of course, was promoting his own peace plan where East Jerusalem is given over to the terrorists as a capital. He said, "[Palestinian leaders] have explicitly said on more than one occasion that if [Netanyahu] put up the deal that was offered to them before -- my deal -- that they would take it." He was referring to the 2000 Camp David deal rejected by Yasser Arafat. Clinton said that the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the stroke of Ariel Sharon "make you wonder if God wants Middle East peace or not." It is obvious that even though Clinton carried a Bible to church each Sunday he went during his presidency that he is not up to speed with its content.
Here Clinton is saying that the most pro-peace Israelis are the Palestinian terrorists and the most anti-peace are the ultra-religious who believe they are supposed to keep Judea and Samaria. And this is the way that many world leaders think. Their logic is totally flawed. There will not be peace so long as the Palestinian representatives believe that Israel should be destroyed. Giving them an official country only guarantees more violence, as evidenced by the events coming from Gaza. Jeremiah 8:11 says, "For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace." Another translation says "They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious..."
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!