Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Obama/Clinton - "Palestine Firsters"?

After all the noise about the latent antisemitism at CAP and the use of "Israel Firster", and all the apologetica, I guess calling President Obama and Sec'y of State Clinton "Palestine Firsters" would be acceptable to those progressive radical liberal forces who can't stand Israel?

And why?

Well, at the end of December we had this:

The US State Department said Congress has released $40 million in aid to the Palestinians, part of the nearly $200 million that was frozen over their bid for full UN recognition.

"We have been working with Congress for some time, because we don't think it's in US national interests to keep this money frozen," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters, saying US diplomats were "gratified" by the move. The monies, provided through the Economic Support Fund, are targeted for economic and humanitarian support.

What could "Palestine First" about this, in a negative sense?  Well, read this from January 3:-

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama State Department proudly announced an initial contribution of $55 million [above was $40 - YM] for Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza and other parts of the Middle East. President Barack Obama and the State Department claim the $55 million contribution will provide critical health, education, and humanitarian services to five million Palestinian refugees in the region.

...What the State Department neglected to mention regarding the Palestinians in Lebanon is that they are undergoing training by the Lebanese-based terrorist group Hezbollah, say many counterterrorism experts.

The State Department's press release claims that United States recognizes the critical role the Agency plays in assisting Palestinian refugees and maintaining regional stability and calls upon other donors to enhance their support for UNRWA. Sadly, Israeli intelligence sources say some of the aid money is used to purchase weapons such as fully-automatic firearms, rockets, and explosives.

In 2011, the United States provided $75 million to the United Nations West Bank/Gaza emergency programs, $15 million to emergency programs in Lebanon, and $10 million for the construction of five new schools in Gaza, which will serve an estimated 10,000 schoolchildren. However, the U.S. is not allowed input into the school curriculum which is notoriously anti-Israeli. [it incites, delegitimizes and urges violence against Jews, see next sentence]

In fact, the Law Enforcement Examiner in 2011 ran stories regarding the indoctrination of children and the terrorist training provided by Hamas to youngsters living in Gaza.

In December 2011, the Law Enforcement Examiner reported that members of Palestinian groups, including terrorists from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, met with representatives from President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's representatives at the meeting included members of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists.

And, back in November, there was this:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton phoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday night and demanded that he release Palestinian tax revenue that Israel has frozen for more than a month after UNESCO accepted the Palestinians as a member. A senior U.S. official and an Israeli source familiar with details of the conversation say Clinton called Netanyahu after messages relayed to him in recent weeks on the tax money were not answered positively.

and you can hear her earlier giving money).

Well, if Hillary wants Netanyahu to fund Israel's own demise, that surely could qualify as a definition of a "Palestine Firster".
If that isn't "Palestine First", I don't know what is.

PS  Mairav Zonszein calls Obama an "Israel Firster".



Anonymous said...

I hope that you will allow some love to enter your heart. Work for peace not hate brother.

YMedad said...

I do , I do. But somehow, Arabs don't want me anywhere in my homeland and the Americans seem to be overly concerned about ignoring terrorists and inciters.

It's tough.

Anonymous said...

A kingdom divided against itself CANNOT stand. Jews and Christians will tolerate and allow other religions to warship and prosper in their respective countrys. Islam doctrine dictates that all religions other than theirs must be destroyed or enslaved. They feed like hungry wolves on Judeo-Christians who believe you should turn the other cheek and attempt to love everyone in to the kingdom. The love fest is over. Christians and Jews alike are reaching for their swords, we refuse to be duped by whats referred to, biblically speaking, as the children of Ismael.... wild asses with a destiny to be at continual war with all their neighbors. The U.S. has a president of that ilk and our house is seriously divided. Biblically speaking our country is doomed. He puts on the veneer of attempting to quelch Islamic despotism by taking out an Imam occasionally but in the broad scope of things they are just sacrificial wolves for the sake of perpetrating Islam. Israel do you feel safer now that Ben Ladinum is dead? Is that which circles you now much more dangerous than him?