Hillary Clinton did her best to appear diplomatic, but her attempts were every bit as hollow as her announcements in the White House Rose Garden that the violence in
While the press clamored to support
But it is at best temporary; the shouting has not stopped, and neither has the hatred.
Pseudo-analysts and ill-informed politicians throughout the world hailed the agreement as a new era of harmony in the age-old conflict between
In the recent hostilities the score was kept by the number of rockets each side fired at the other, especially the several that landed in the outskirts of
Some say a two-state solution, meaning giving the Palestinians their own state, is the only way to resolve the never-ending confrontation between
But that only raises the question, “Is a two-state negotiation and agreement possible?”
For the West a two-state resolution seems to be a reasonable and simple answer. So logical, in fact, that we are constantly bewildered at the continuous battles that rage between the two sides at reaching a compromise.
What we forget, or more likely don’t realize, is that the Muslim jihadist movement is not about controlling land or establishing peaceful coexistence with the Jews.
It is about annihilation, and until that is accomplished no amount of negotiation or press conferences by Barack and Hillary will resolve the problem.
Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub, an Egyptian Muslim cleric, expressed it in the clearest terms on al-Rahma TV in January 2009 saying,
“If the Jews left
The second portion of Ya’qoub’s statement is a quote from Sura 9:30 of the Koran. They are the teachings of Muhammad which strike at the very heart of the situation. Even more disheartening than the Koranic lessons themselves is the blind political correctness by media and politicians in failing to recognize the inherent hatred of Islam as it was taught in the 7th century, and which continues today.
Ya’qoub went on to add:
“It is Allah who said that they are infidels. Your belief regarding the Jews should be, first, that they are infidels, and second, that they are enemies. They are enemies not because they occupied
With such thinking, is there any real possibility of finding common ground that will lead to a permanent ceasefire and a two-state alliance where both sides could exist together in peace?
Until so-called moderate Muslims find some means of enlightenment and control over the small, but increasingly violent, radical fundamentalists of the Islamic faith, there will never be enough negotiations or press conferences to resolve the confrontations between
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