There seems to be a big flap about comments made recently by Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian envoy to the United States, over whether a new Palestinian State should be Jew-free. I don’t think there is much controversy at all. That is what he said. And not just Jews, but homosexuals. We all know how much the Moslems love both those groups.
This is what the Ambassador said during a breakfast briefing hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “Well, I personally still believe that as a first step we need to be totally separated, and we can contemplate these issues in the future. After the experience of 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it will be in the best interests of the two peoples to be separated first.”
The Huffington Post reported it as, “A firestorm over remarks by a senior Palestinian diplomat about the future Palestinian state was the result of misquoting and misinterpretation.” Where are the misquotes & misinterpretation? We need to be totally seperated. How is that a misinterpretation? In the interview with HuffPost, Areikat reiterated that Israeli soldiers and settlers — “persons who are amid an occupation, who are in my land illegally” — would be rejected from the new Palestinian state. Again, I ask, how is there any confusion? Also, his land? What land. There is no Palestinian State.
As far as homosexuals are concerned, Palestinian gays and lesbians frequently seek refuge in Israel because of anti-gay persecution in the disputed West Bank territory and the Gaza Strip. The Hamas-controlled Gaza strip has declared lethal homophobia to be its policy. Hamas cofounder Mahmoud Zahar has said, “You in the West do not live like human beings. You do not even live like animals. You accept homosexuality. And now you criticize us?”
In an April broadcast on Hamas’s Al-Aksa TV, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Syrian academic Muhammad Rateb al- Nabulsi said, “Homosexuality involves a filthy place, and does not generate offspring. Homosexuality leads to the destruction of the homosexual. That is why, brothers, homosexuality carries the death penalty.” Holy Crap!
Now Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is bringing the issue of Palestinian statehood to the U.N. this week. Ah, the United Nations. The most useless organization on the planet. Filled to the brim with despots that hate both the U.S. & especially Israel. That will go well, I predict. No matter what is requested by Abbas, Israel will lose. He will probably go before the U.N. security council first. That way he can see if the U.S. will veto the statehood proposal as promised. Obama has vowed to veto it, as much as he doesn’t want to, I’m sure. I think he hates Israel as much as the Arabs. My guess is that Abbas & the other Arab states want either a veto or an abstention. That way they can blame whatever follows on the great satan. That would be us.
This is not going to be good. I guarantee it. Israel is being set up once again. This time, however, it’s not just the Moslems. The rest of world is beginning to fall in line. For the first time, I really fear that Israel may actually fall.