Last week just about every European country voted to establish a Palestinian state, much of it on land designated for Israel by the League of Nations after WWI. The Europeans, together with communist and Islamic countries and dictatorships around the world, wish to go even further by actually dividing Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, in two, as was done in Berlin after World War II. You see, in Europe it’s fashionable to believe that Islam would live up to its billing as a “religion of peace” if Muslims could have just one more state, a 58th Moslem state, right next to Israel. The state will be called a “Palestinian” state, but it will actually be a Hamas state.
In fact, many want Israel to be flooded by millions of Muslims into Haifa and Tel Aviv so as to demographically change Israel from a Jewish state into a more Islamic one, all in the name of multiculturalism. Many believe that if this is done, the world will no longer be the constant target of Islamic terrorism.
However, today’s slaughter in Paris of a dozen, plus injuries to others, by Islamic terrorists as ‘revenge’ against the magazine, Charlie Hebdo, for insulting their prophet should affirm that Islamic terrorism is organic to itself, and it kills repeatedly for dozens of different reasons: insulting their founder, insulting Islam, going into their no-go zones, not allowing shariah law to replace a country’s own laws, or anger at movies, books, dress, and speech it disfavors, to name but a few.
Indeed what ISIS is doing throughout the Mideast to Christian communities has nothing to do with the Israel situation, just as centuries of Islamic persecution of Christians in Islamic countries predates the modern state of Israel by 1300 years.
Sweden is one of the primary countries pushing for an Arab Palestinian state. Swedish elites seem to care more about Muslim claims for land and honor than the terrible phenomenon of rapes happening to Swedish women on Swedish soil, occurring ever since the immigration of young men from Islamic countries over a decade ago. It’s evident that the much touted, “peaceful” Muslims are incapable or unwilling to stop the never-ending carnage worldwide that is done in the name of Islam and spurred by Islamic preaching from mosques and schools.
Similarly, many are now beginning to realize that even the problem between Israel and the Muslim population in Gaza and Ramallah has more to do with today’s Islamic jihad than a local question over land. The religious underpinnings of jihad are so virulent and comprehensive that Fatah on its Facebook page now glorifies murdering Jews and promotes terrorism, not only against Israelis, but all Jews. Fatah is the PLO, the Arab group run by Mahmud Abbas, the man behind the Munich massacre and a Holocaust denier, the man Europeans and President Obama want the Israelis to trust and sacrifice her security and land to.
On the Fatah Party Central Page this week is a picture: a pile of skulls and skeletons as seen in concentration camp photos, topped with a rifle. The skulls and skeletons are Jewish and covered with blood, with a Star of David. The message: kill the Jews. This is Nazi stuff. Much of the world, and fearful and politically-correct Jewish liberals, do not want to admit to this truth: Muslims in leadership today, its main players, want to wipe out Israel and Jewry. They are much worse than even David Duke. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood shared many meetings with Hitler on devising ways to exterminate the Jews in Europe and in British-controlled Palestine/Judea and Samaria. Under these circumstances there cannot be peace between Israel and the Muslims in Gaza and Ramallah.
In fact, twice—once with PM Rabin and the other time with PM Barak—the Israelis foolishly and desperately offered to relinquish 90% of Samaria to the PLO for a Palestinian state. To the bewilderment of diplomats, the PLO and Fatah refused the deal. Why? Because they don’t want to live side by side with Israel. They don’t want Israel to exist at all. They want all of Israel to become theirs, a Muslim state. They did this to the entire Mideast, erasing societies and countries that were historically Christian or Persian or Acadian or Armenian. They butchered the native populations who invited them in, and now people think these societies were always Muslim. If the Israelis don’t defend themselves they will be wiped out, as were many Christian communities. It is still happening to Christians today in Islamic countries such as Pakistan, Iraq and Syria, but the ethnic cleansing over the centuries by Islam pre-dates ISIS.
When Ariel Sharon was pressured to relinquish control of Gaza and give it to the Gazan Muslims, Israel became a target of Islamic rockets, not peace. Sharon was suckered into believing he’d get peace. Instead, he and Israel got death and mayhem, a condition bestowed on all who relinquished land to Arabia in hopes of a promised peace. In fact, Gaza did not become a democratic Muslim state with human rights. Rather, it became an outpost for Hamas and terrorism, shariah, a proxy of Iran and a launching pad to destroy Israel and its Jewish children.
Thirty years of negotiations have not worked because the Moslem Arabs do not want to recognize Israel itself – Israel as a Jewish state or as a sovereign state. When crunch time comes, when it’s time to seal the deal, they are unwilling to recognize any Jewish, or Christian, state in the Mideast. As followers of shariah, the PLO/Fatah believes, as does Hamas and ISIS, there should be no Jewish or Christian state, no state for infidels or non-Muslims. They differ only in strategy. Hamas and ISIS declare: “Kill the Jews now,” whereas Fatah whispers to kill them piece by piece through the weapons of feigned and never-ending “negotiation” and intifada. In other words, shrink Israel’s space, terrorize her citizens, demand that terrorists be released from Israeli jails so they can terrorize again, and further narrow her boundaries in order to make Israeli targets even closer.
Instead of negotiations, Abbas and company have now decided on a more advantageous process: the U.N. route. It sets up an Arab Palestinian state without requiring the Arabs to recognize Israel as a Jewish state or Israel’s right to even exist. In bypassing direct negotiations, the Muslims will never have to agree to stop terrorizing or live in peace with Israel, something a treaty would require. Instead of a treaty born of direct negotiation, they now want a unilateral U.N. declaration that frees them from having to recognize Israel at all. It means that after statehood is declared, they can continue fighting Israel until, with the acquiescence of an exhausted Europe, Israel is a shell of her former self. The Europeans would love to be rid of Israel, so as to live in wedded bliss with Arabia. They are naive.
The bid for a 58th Muslim state failed last week for a variety of reasons. With Canada, Australia and Britain under conservative administrations and with the House and Senate now a countervailing force to Obama, PLO/Hamas statehood via the U.N. is not guaranteed for a while. That being the case, Fatah is trying to delegitimize Israel as a state and use the International Court to, basically, forbid Israel from using any successful military defense.
While Europeans would like to tie Israel’s hands militarily, they need to realize the Muslim world will do the same thing to them on a domestic level. They will use “civil rights” and “human rights” laws to disallow domestic police forces from defending their countries from home-spun Islamic terrorism on the streets of Paris, London, Hamburg, Stockholm, Brussels, and Rotterdam. Abbas wants the international Court in The Hague to go after Israel for war crimes, the crime of defending herself from Muslim terrorism, and hopes The Hague will recognize “Palestine” as a state in legal standing. This would allow them to ease their way into getting de facto U.N. recognition.
Of course, leftists, socialists and Arabists around the world think afflicting and demonizing Israel is their key to salvation. They will find, however, their appeasement will not bring them safety, but contempt, and their societies will appease themselves into submission to Islamization and the chaos found in Islamic countries. Let them remember, they are not immune. Countries that are today considered Islamic, once were not.
Rabbi Aryeh Spero is a theologian and author of Push Back and president of Caucus for Amereica.