Governing elites and radical Islam

Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the fear that EU dominos are about to fall have impelled Obama and other global leaders to race for a Hamas-led state at Israel's throat.


WASHINGTON, December 29, 2016 — The Obama administration, in a race against the clock, is attempting to advance an anti-Semitic assumption of global elites: The key to coexistence between the West and radical Islam is the recognition of a Hamas-run, Palestinian state occupying the ancestral Jewish regions of Judah, Benjamin, Simeon, Ephraim, Dan, Manasseh and Issachar.

The Holy city Jerusalem.

Last Friday, the United Nations passed a Security Council resolution declaring construction of Jewish settlements on lands won back in the 1967 Six-Day War as violations of international law.

The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, abstained.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a speech to advance the tired “two-state solution” favored by the international set and to “address some of the misleading critiques” of the outgoing president, according to the New York Times.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Those critiques come from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose government survived Obama’s Putin-style intervention in Israel’s parliamentary elections of 2015.

The Labor Party’s loss quashed a UN Security Council resolution, drafted by France, which would have taken Israel back to its pre-1967 borders and declared Jerusalem the shared capital city of Israel and a Palestinian state.

Talking about Friday’s Security Council vote, Netanyahu spokesman David Keys told CNN, “We have ironclad information, frankly, that the Obama administration really helped push this [UN] resolution and helped craft it, from sources internationally and sources in the Arab world.”

The U.S. abstention was a likely foretaste of what lies in store for Israel when France holds a 70-nation Middle East peace conference in Paris on January 15. “France is still determined to hold a conference in Paris to reaffirm the necessity of a two-state solution … We are not going to give up now,” French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters.

Global leaders seem to be acting in concert with the Obama administration, animated by a sense of impending doom. First came Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (Brexit), then the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.

There exists a short window of opportunity for them to push for the creation of a Palestinian state before voters in the Western democracies end the political careers of today’s elites, stalling their anti-Israel foreign policies in the process.

French President Francois Hollande, for instance, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2017 to avoid “going down a route that would not gather sufficient support.”

Harold Brackman of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law attributes the anti-Semitism among Europe’s governing elites to a “primarily leftist ‘anti-colonialism’ … They disapprove of Israel as the product of a backward-looking ideology which they dislike both because it is unfashionably ‘nationalistic’ but even more because it allegedly represents the intrusion of a European national fragment into what should be the post-colonial Mideast including a ‘liberated’ Palestine.”

But Islamist attacks in France and elsewhere in Europe have called into question decisions by EU elites in Brussels—a city whose airport was bombed by jihadists, killing 30—to admit millions of Muslim refugees into the continent, some of whom have ISIS sympathies.

Aftermath of the Brussels airport bombing.

While anti-Semitism remains high among France’s governing elites, a 2015 Anti-Defamation League survey found hatred of Jews has dropped by nearly half among France’s population, from 37 to 17 percent, over the course of just one year.

The survey noted this change of heart is most likely due to “horrific terror attacks … targeting Jews and journalists.”

In other words, lax immigration policies aimed at Muslim refugees, their contribution to lone-wolf terrorist attacks, and the anti-Israel policies of governing elites at home and abroad have made Jews of us all.

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