Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Treating Israel as a Chump

Read, and get infuriated over, this Caroline Glick column concerning the deliberate weakening of Israel. Here's an excerpt:
"Kerry is the Palestinians' ace in the hole. He used the US's limitless leverage on Israel to coerce Israel into agreeing to pay for the privilege of speaking to Palestinian negotiators who reject our country's right to exist and extol as heroes the terrorist scum who murder us.
For the pleasure of their company, Kerry forced Israel to agree up-front to release scores of Palestinian terrorist murderers. And he did so in bad faith.
According to a high-ranking government official, Israel told Kerry it would release 82 murderers, none of whom are Israelis. And he agreed.
But then, during a joint appearance with Kerry, PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas announced that Israel had agreed to release 104 terrorists, including Israeli citizens. Rather than correct him, Kerry went along, and so locked Israel into a concession it had never made.
And now, with Kerry's support, Karaka said that if Israel refuses to release Israeli Arab murderers in the next round of releases, the PLO will abandon the talks. The EU has already announced that it will blame Israel for any PLO walkout.
It has been clear for some time that Israel is playing a sucker's game here.
The deck is stacked against us. Every step Israel takes to either buy time or lessen US pressure only leads to more pressure."
Who cares what the EU thinks! Why can't Israel fight back?

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