TRUCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL
AND GAZA - LOOKS AS WORTHLESS
AS THE PAPER IT'S PRINTED ON

By: Rob Miller,
The American Thinker

Gaza Ceasefire That Has Taken Effect


PREFACE

This is a follow-on report to our last main article, "Obama's Mideast Policy: Making Peace with Islam by Throwing Israel 'Under the Bus'."

It gives evidence to the radical tilt toward the jihadists (and against Israel) that the Obama Administration has adopted; it also gives evidence to what can only be considered the purposeful blindness of the Obama Administration insofar as the threat that Hamas – acting as a "FRONT" not only for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, but the entire worldwide jihadist movement – poses for Israel. Like the millions and millions in the West who refused to take Hitler's craving to annihilate the Jews seriously, Obama is heading down the same road that Winston Churchill, Edouard Daladier, FDR and other leaders in the West took eighty years ago regarding the Jews; he is manifesting the same cavalier attitude these leaders manifested regarding the annihilationist threat under which the Jews of that era were living.

Moreover, not only does Obama remain impervious to the threat the Jihadists pose for Israel, he is impervious to the cry of the Jewish state:

NEVER AGAIN ! -

Dylan Thomas

Masada was the hill top fortress where in 74 AD, 1,000 Jewish zealots (men, women and children) led by Eleazar ben Ya'ir decided to end their own lives rather than be taken alive. The Zealots cast lots to choose 10 men to kill the remainder. They then chose among themselves the one man who would kill the survivors. That last Jew then killed himself. Masada is the place where new members of Israel's Tank Corp take the pledge -

"NEVER AGAIN!"

- i.e., that the Jews of Israel would rather suffer another Masada than allow themselves to go "gently into that good night" the way the Jews of Europe did during the Hitler era; that the Israelis are committed, as the poet Dylan Thomas put it, to "RAGE, RAGE against the dying of the light," that is to say, against the annihilationist threats of those who hate Israel and the Jews. [Please see our article, "Precipitating a Cascade of Prophetic Events."]

It is precisely this – i.e., Israel's Masada Complex, a state of mind that entirely escapes the mindset of Obama and his cohorts – that is making an air strike against Iran's nuclear facilities a certainty, an event that will catalyze the final radicalization (Islamization) of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, and will set the stage for the Gog / Magog War.

Commenting on the seeming inevitability of such a Masada-like Israeli air attack against Iran, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Krauthammer writes:

"What's alarming is not just Iran's increasing store of uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry. It's also the increasingly menacing ANNIHILATIONIST threats emanating from Iran's leaders. Israel's existence is 'an insult to all humanity' says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. 'Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist regime'. Explains the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Israel is 'a true cancer tumor on this region that should be cut off'."

-- Antipas

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Egyptian equivalent Mohamed Kamel Amr held a joint press conference recently announcing a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel with Egypt as a mediating partner. Both sides are to cease attacks on each other, Israel is to cease targeting Hamas leaders, and to take some undefined steps to ease its sea blockade of Gaza after a 24-hour period.

Now, here's what actually happened.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Egyptian equivalent Mohamed Kamel Amr held a joint press conference

Rob Miller writes for a number of publications, including the Jerusalem Post, the Los Angeles Times, the American Thinker and the Atlanta Constitutional Journal.

According to a couple of my notorious lil' birdies who are very much in a position to know [all of whom have "past muster" at the extremely reputable publications at which he works (see sidebar)], the Israelis fully intended to go into Gaza and eradicate Hamas. A country like Israel doesn't call up that many reserves and affect its economy unless they are serious about the matter.

But then the Obama Administration intervened. They were perfectly happy for Israel to go into Gaza and take out Hamas, but insisted that they then turn Gaza over to the Palestinian Authority. This was supposed to strengthen PA President Mahmoud Abbas as 'Palestine's savior'. As a kicker, President Obama insisted that Israel immediately declare a Palestinian State in Gaza and most of Judea and Samaria, including areas currently under Israeli sovereignty from which the Jewish residents would then be removed. These were also to be turned over to Abbas.

If the Israelis were unwilling to have the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) do Mahmoud Abbas' dirty work for him and then give up large areas populated by Jews, then the Obama Administration told the Israelis the U.S. would not back an IDF ground assault in Gaza.

So the Israelis took the ceasefire, essentially meaning that Hamas is going to be left in place to regroup and fight another day ...

NOTE: It seems that Obama would have preferred to work with Abbas and the PA, but if that couldn't happen he was (is) prepared to work with Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood in the hope that Hamas can be "tamed." What he seems to have forgotten is that Hamas is the creation of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Make no mistake about it, Israel is definitely under Hamas's rocket threat.

Apparently, the White House expects the new Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt to take charge of policing Hamas - kind of like the fox guarding the henhouse.

As a sop for being cooperative, President Obama said in a statement that he congratulated Netanyahu for accepting the truce and that the US would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza.

But how that is supposed to happen is, shall we say, problematical. Apparently, the White House expects the new Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt to take charge of policing Hamas – kind of like the fox guarding the henhouse.

The President also said that he was committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.

What's really behind this, of course, is an effort to strengthen Egypt's Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government as a regional player and improve ties between the Islamists and the U.S. ... [Again, we urge you to see our article, "Obama's Mideast Policy: Making Peace with Islam by Throwing Israel 'Under the Bus'."]

VERY OBVIOUSLY, OBAMA IS PUSHING ISRAEL INTO A CORNER IN HIS ATTEMPT TO APPEASE THE JIHADISTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST; BUT IN THE END, HE MAY (INDEED, HE WILL) PUSH THE ISRAELIS TOO FAR. [Please see our article, "Precipitating a Cascade of Prophetic Events."]

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The cease-fire terms released by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's office do not mention any measures to penalize Hamas for launching another wave of rocket attacks against Israel.

Here's yet another indication that President Obama (without even the consent of 'moderate' Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen) forced Prime Minister Netanyahu to accept a 'cease fire' arrangement that is favorable to Hamas: the cease-fire terms released by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's office do not mention any measures to penalize Hamas for launching another wave of rocket attacks against Israel.

The announcement also seems to accept Hamas's demand for an end to Israeli restrictions on the importation of military-related items into the enclave, and its ban on the movement of Hamas people from Gaza to the nearby West Bank [where, very evidently, Hamas would be free to "infect" the West Bank with the same kind of jihadism that has taken hold in Gaza] ...

Morsi and Hamas are ideological allies. Hamas is the Gaza-based affiliate of the international Muslim Brotherhood Islamist Movement, which is based in Egypt - please see our article, "Obama's Mideast Policy: Making Peace with Islam by Throwing Israel 'Under the Bus'."

The announcement does not include mechanisms to enforce Hamas's compliance ... The absence of any enforceable terms in an inconclusive cease-fire agreement, which would still prevent Israel's threatened ground movement into the enclave is senseless. The fact is, any cease-fire arrangement without terms is a de facto rejection by the United States and Egypt of Israel's safety.

Israel's government had sought new curbs on Hamas' ability to smuggle rockets and other weapons into the enclave, and for the creation of a kilometer-wide buffer zone between Israel and Gaza. They sought the buffer because local jihadis routinely launch rockets at Israeli border patrols and farmers. They didn't get the buffer zone.

It should be clear that the only way Israel agreed to such a one-sided arrangement is that President Obama forced the Prime Minister's hand. In other words, Bibi caved in ...

There's an [Israeli] election very soon. Netanyahu does not want to give his opposition more ammunition about how he has spoiled Israel's relations with the United States – something which is assigned way too high a value here in my humble opinion.

Now, suppose Bibi wins. Does he continue to kiss Obama's butt after the election, at least for some period of time. My guess is yes because -

  • he wants Obama to strike Iran or at least not veto an Israeli strike, and
  • unlike the US, a Prime Minister of Israel has no limit on the number of terms he can serve (Bibi has already served two) but is subject to his government falling at any time. Bibi may be afraid that Obama can bring him down if he's not a good boy.

But Bibi is wrong, he will never get Obama's okay for such an attack – and that is exactly the point where Netanyahu's patience with Obama will snap.

As much stock as Israelis put in their relations with the US, they also recognize that there are no good relations to be had with this President. If Bibi eventually defies Obama, the [Israeli] public will back him. The proof? A Channel 2 poll [in Israel] taken before the cease fire went into effect ... found that -

  • 70% of the Israeli public opposes the cease fire,
  • only 24% favors it, and
  • only 7% believe it will last.

And you can bet that most of that 24% that favor it were not aware of the provisions I highlighted above.

Plainly, the world – and most particularly the Obama Administration - remains unreceptive and even uncaring regarding the threat the Jihadists pose to Israel; as we indicated above, they have forgotten the cry of the Jewish people:

NEVER AGAIN ! -

- that the Jews of Israel would rather suffer another Masada than allow themselves to go willingly "into that dark night" the way the Jews of Europe did during the Hitler era.

[Again, we URGE you to see our article, "Precipitating a Cascade of Prophetic Events."]

-- Antipas

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Antipas Ministries

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