Skip to comments.Liberal Jewish Opposition to Israelís Sovereignty is Cowardly
Posted on 05/19/2020 9:04:01 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell
The Saudis stopped hating Israel. Wouldnt it be nice if liberal Jews did too?
Wed May 20, 2020
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
The House of Saud, the oldest enemies of an independent free Jewish state, have at least temporarily abandoned their project to destroy it by replacing it with the Islamic terrorist colony of Palestine.
Thats more than you can say for liberal Jews.
Its a sad day when Wahhabi Islam shows more aptitude for setting aside its fanaticism and adapting to reality than the alphabet soup organization leaders and non-profit newspapers that have been running the liberal Jewish community into the ground for over a hundred years without ever learning a thing.
This failed establishment is wringing its hands because Israeli law might be applied to parts of the West Bank filled with Jewish towns and villages that were liberated 53 years ago in the Six Day War. That means Israeli citizens living in cities like Ma'ale Adumim (pop. 38,193) would actually fully live under Israeli law, instead of a clumsy hybrid system of military law, antiquated regional law, and national law.
And, as Caroline Glick pointed out, The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will benefit from the move because soldiers and officers will not be responsible for issues like directing traffic and providing building permits for everything from parking lots to kindergartens to neighborhoods.
Please raise your hand if you want the military to be responsible for directing traffic. What the anti-occupation opponents of Israeli sovereignty are really fighting against is an end to the occupation.
Their weapons are terminology. They call applying Israeli sovereignty annexation and refer to cities like Ma'ale Adumim as settlements. They also insist that some Arab Muslim cities that are the same age and size are refugee camps. These walls of words have enraptured policymakers and NPR listeners for generations while completely ignoring the physical realities of life for Jews and Muslims.
Israel assuming responsibility for cities and villages, for territory that would remain its own, is Prime Minister Netanyahus plan and President Trumps plan. What counter-plan do its opponents offer?
There is the endless peace process, which its proponents believe in almost as assiduously as religious Jews believe in G-d and the Bible, though their faith is in a much more intangible phenomenon because the peace process has never existed, has never been seen or experienced, and is taken entirely on faith.
After three miserable decades, the religion of the peace process is on its last legs. No one has seen hide or hair of peace since before the internet was this strange thing that only a few people were using.
True believers used to claim that an administration actively hostile to Israel could apply enough pressure to force the Jewish States to make so many concessions that the terrorists would just have to accept.
Obama disproved that theory.
Mahmoud Abbas, the 84-year-old dictator of the Palestinian Authority, was a mere lad in his fifties when this kettle of fish was put on the stove. He has refused to negotiate with the Trump administration, and also the Obama administration, his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, sabotaged peace negotiations during the Bush and Clinton administrations. History and common sense say his successors will do the same thing.
Go to a racetrack. Bet on the worst horse, the one that can hardly stand upright, and youll have better odds than betting on successful peace negotiations leading to two states living together in peace.
Whats Plan B?
Pro-Israel opponents of annexation argue for playing the waiting game some more. But waiting isnt a plan. Israel has been waiting for a generation. First it was waiting for peace partners on the PLO side. Then it settled in to wait for someone in the White House who finally gets it. Why keep on waiting?
The peace partners arent coming. The Arab petrocracies are worried enough about Iran that theyre making common cause with Israel. And President Trump is the most pro-Israel president in history.
Theres nothing else to wait for except the coming of the messiah.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move forward after decades of inaction and defensive measures, to set the terms, instead of passively reacting as they are set for Israel by the terrorists.
Sovereignty isnt going to change everything. But it allows Israel to begin restoring normalcy. Its either that or waiting endlessly for a peace process that will never arrive or a war that much more likely will.
In the early days of the peace process, its proponents claimed that critics didnt have a plan. Israel couldnt just go on like this forever. Now theyre the ones who want Israel to go on like this forever.
Either that or withdraw unilaterally from everywhere and hope that the terrorists stop the killing.
3 American and 6 Israeli administrations have tried everything from negotiations to unilateral withdrawals. Theyve all failed. The remaining options are to do nothing or take assertive steps.
Thats what President Trumps peace plan did. Its what Prime Minister Netanyahu is trying to do.
Proponents of the perpetual status quo warn that the Democrats, the Europeans, the Arabs, and, worst of all, liberal Jews, will turn on Israel if it applies its laws to its territory that it liberated 53 years ago.
The obvious question is if they do, what is Israels relationship with them worth anyway?
In the real world, Democrats and Republicans are tired of being asked about the peace process. Its burned every president who touched it. Europeans governments cynically never cared about it, but ritually bash Israel to appease their Arab trading partners and domestic Muslim populations. The Arabs hoped to use the Palestinian hoax to destroy Israel, only to realize that they need Israel to take on Iran.
To reduce that paragraph to a sentence, no one except liberal Jews cares anymore.
Except for the Qataris, the reliable allies of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Arabs have moved on. There are a lot fewer ambassadors, politicians and generals coming back from the Gulf and parroting the talking points of their hosts blaming all the regional instability on Israel. The new message is that all the regional instability is being caused not by Israel, but by Iran.
The domestic Muslim constituencies, whether its the Imams in Manchester and Toulouse, or CAIR and Rep. Ilhan Omar, are not going to stop agitating for the destruction of Israel no matter what it does. Nor will their lefty allies who have incorporated the Palestinian plank into their socialist rage programs.
They are unappeasable because hating Jews and Israel gives them added purpose and meaning.
The Wahhabis can readapt to circumstances, but theres no need for the green diaspora and its red ruling class to adapt to a damn thing. Theres virtually no downside to hating Jews, bombing synagogues, or attacking Jewish students on campus. And whatever downside occurs is suffered by the red allies, Jeremy Corbyn or Bernie Sanders, not the green diaspora which will go on hating just as much.
Especially because its Muslim Brotherhood leadership is interchangeable with Hamas.
And liberal Jews? They have the same choice that they always did. They can stand with their people or their fashionable progressive friends. They can, in their cowardly fashion, blame Netanyahu for forcing them to make that choice. But theyre only lying to themselves about why they made the wrong choice.
Israel and the hard Left were irreconcilable long before Netanyahu was born. Go ask Marx what he thought of the Jews, What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money. Go ask Lenin, Whoever, directly or indirectly, puts forward the slogan of Jewish national culture is an enemy of the proletariat... he is an accomplice of the rabbis and the bourgeoisie.
Go ask the guy who coined the term, socialism, Every government having regard to good morals ought to repress the Jews. Thats exactly what every moral socialist government from the Soviet Union to the Sandinistas, from Gomulkas Poland to Chavezs Venezuela did, for over a century.
Im sorry that its awkward when Jewish liberals show up to campus intersectional protests over pipelines, police, Palestine, and other things beginning with P. But it didnt begin with Netanyahu or Israel. Liberal Jews need to stop blaming Israel because their lefty friends are anti-Semitic bigots.
The Saudis have for the moment stopped hating Israel. Wouldnt it be nice if liberal Jews did too?
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JINOs , Jews in name only.
Most Liberal American Jews are minions of the Synagogue of Satan . And happily so
Liberal Jews are like Unitarian Christians. Both have very little real religion in their theology except for “Liberation Theology” (Marxist style).
Some are just really stupid, lazy, or ignorant. The rest are just stupid, lazy or ignorant. Throw in the old Marxist rabbis like Balfour Brickner, the communist dupe Stephen Wise, the fake rabbi named Goldberg in Connecticut, and a few modern Reconstructionists/Marxist such as Arthur Waskow and his progeny, and you know why Judaism in America has been subverted, perverted, diverted and converted to liberalism, aka “progressivism” aka “Marxism-Light”.
Most of them hate the Israel of today because it IS NOT the desired Marxism of the original leftists who supported th creation of Israel and it indoctrination centers, the Kibbutzes.
Whatever or whoever Netanyahu is, he’s the savior of modern, pro-capitalism, pro-Judaism Israel. Think back to Peretz, Ehud Barak, and the others before them. None were strong enough to protect Israel.
Now that Israel has a strong protector, they feel cheated out of their “weak leftist” mantra and politicians.
As POGO once said, “We have seen the enemy and it is us”.
The so-called liberal Jews are neither. (Perhaps they once were. But they abandoned both for secular or pagan cults like communism etc ). This is why it is often unproductive to try to reason with them.
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