Horsefeathers by Gerald A. Honigman
This is on the website Anglicans for Israel this morning.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently gave a speech in which she said something to the effect that there would be no greater cause than the birth of Palestine.
While my own limited Arabic, Turkish, and so forth from my own doctoral studies’ days has grown all too rusty over the decades, Condi better stick to her Russian expertise for sure. And relying on the Arabists who too often run the show at Foggy Bottom doesn’t change this for the better either. Together, on this topic at least, they all behave as if they are deaf, dumb, and blind to what is happening on the real Planet Earth. The sad reality is that they do know better…yet don’t hesitate to stick it to the Jews anyway. Recall that Condi’s crew fought President Truman over the very rebirth of Israel in the first place. But as Truman himself also said, “the buck stops here.” So President Bush must agree with what’s going on.
Now think about Dr. Rice’s statement long and hard…
Nothing could be more deserving or noble than the Arabs gaining their 22nd state, and second one in “Palestine” (Jordan having already emerged in 1922 on some 80% of the original April 25, 1920 Mandate)?
How about this for starters?
If the Arabs hadn’t constantly demanded that only they be granted political rights in the region with the break up of the Ottoman Turkish Empire after World War I (which controlled much of the area for about five centuries)–at the expense of scores of millions of native non-Arabs, including one-half of Israel’s Jews who were refugees from what Arabs claim as “purely Arab patrimony”– they could have had that additional state they demand over a half century ago… and many other times ever since.
Read it all here. Horsefeathers caught my eye because of the Marx brothers film. I don't know enough of Condoleezza Rice to form an opinion as to whether the criticism of her is valid, but the bit I found most interesting was the evidence given by Ze’ev Vladimir Jabotinsky in 1937.
Posted on 11/06/2006 6:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
6 Nov 2006
Thanks for the link: it was a surpriseto see that the priest from a local parish is a patron of Anglicans for Israel.
I have visited the church a few times to leave Barnabas Fund leaflets -- there has never been any evidence on the noticeboard of any educational activity teaching about the islamic threat to Israel or the West.
I'll call round to the clergy-house tomorrow and discuss tactics. I would be willing to set up a discussion group, or give a talk about the life of mo to the faithful.