By Guy Bechor, YNET NEWS
What is an obsession? A compulsive act or thought which repeats itself uncontrollably. That is exactly how one can define the foreign policy of the Obama-Kerry-Hagel trio towardsÂ Israeland towards those Arabs called “Palestinians.” Their conduct in this arena should raise an eyebrow.Â
Let us pretend thatÂ North KoreaÂ is not threatening to launch the first nuclear attack since World War II; let us pretend that the rival camps inÂ SyriaÂ are not using chemical weapons and committing unprecedented war crimes in the Middle East; let us pretend that North Africa,Â Egypt,Â LebanonÂ and Iraq are not being dissolved in front of our eyes, and that Salafi kingdoms are being born instead; let us pretend that the eurozone is breaking apart and the US economy itself is not headed towards collapse. Let us all focus on the “Palestinians.” As far as Secretary of StateÂ KerryÂ is concerned, that it probably the most important thing. Well, what do you know! He wants to come here every two weeks.
Where does this obsession come from? From the inability to admit the collapse of the thesis that Israel and the Palestinian are at the heart of the conflict in the Middle East, and perhaps even in the entire world. After all, such a perception was voiced by new US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during his hearing before the Senate before his appointment. According to this strange perception, which is being advanced mainly by Jews, if the Palestinian solution is “solved,” planet Earth will be covered with cosmic tranquility.Â
But then comes the new reality in the region and the world and, what can you do, sets the record straight: Our conflict is marginal, but it has been inflated all these years by Arab and self-serving sources in order to overshadow and hide their real problems: The all-out hatred between the Sunnis and Shiites, the total war between the Arab nationality and the political Islam, the corruption, the tribalism and the tyranny. Now, with what is already ironically called the “Arab Spring,” when everything around it collapsed, Israel really appears to be the last problem in line.Â
The Palestinians — yes, those who have been enjoying donations of tens of billions of dollars for 20 years now, and this money, how strange, evaporates within seconds — have one of the highest standards of living in the Arab world. They are not being butchered like in Syria, they are not being abused like in Egypt, they are not being bombarded like in Iraq. On the contrary, their life is good, they have a self-government, they have good income and health because Israel watches over them. Without Israel,Â FatahÂ andÂ HamasÂ would have destroyed each other by now, just like what happened in the Gaza Strip in 2007. Can anyone imagineÂ AbbasÂ and his people staying in power without the Israeli patronage? They …read more