Sometimes I get writer's block and can't think of a thing to write about, but not this week. There are so many topics which interest me and some which enrage me. Among the latter is the continuing saga of the "Arab-Israeli Conflict," which to me is a misnomer; it is really (and always has been) an Arab conflict against the Jews, whom they do not want in what they think of as 'their' territory.
Apropos this, in December a delegation of the RCP (the Rabbinical Council for Peace) met with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, James Cunningham, and presented a petition for the United States to "reassess it's entire policy towards the Palestinians and Israelis." They said that, in light of the poor results of every so-called "peace plan" proposed and implemented over the years, it was time to try the "Biblical Approach" to the dispute over the land of Israel.
"The past 17 years have proven without a shadow of a doubt that every square inch ceded by Israel to the Palestinians was transformed into a platform of hatred and terrorism," RCP Director Rabbi Avrohom Shmuel Lewin told the ambassador. "In other words, the 'land for peace' formula in the Israel-Palestinian context, besides being a formula that goes against the Divine will, is ineffective, obsolete, and an exercise in futility. Most of all it is a dangerous policy that only leads to bloodshed and instability in the region and harms vital American interests in the region as well," Lewin said.After territorial withdrawals and building freezes and conciliatory efforts on Israel's part, they have continued to receive only the equivalent of a slap in the face by the Arabs. There are still stabbings of civilians and rock throwing at buses and cars and rockets launched at cities, in short--Israel has only continued to suffer as a result of her efforts. Land for peace never worked, and doesn't work. And why is that? Because the Arabs don't really want a "Palestinian" state of their own. They just, plain and simple, don't want the Jews there, period.
Albert Einstein supposedly once said that "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." What part of that expression does Obama (and the rest of the world) not understand?