**NOTE: A few years back, I wrote the following post on the then-current “ceasefire” agreement between Hamas and Israel.
Given recent events concerning Israel, it seems appropriate to remind us all that what we’re seeing today is whatever comes AFTER déjà vu: we don’t simply feel that we’ve seen it before, but that we’re destined to see it again, too.
And I still maintain, as I did years ago, that Klavan’s suggestion (below) is the best option around…
PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST: “You’re Doing it Wrong”
(Originally posted November 23, 2012)
Don’t get too comforted by the temporary armistice between Hamas and Israel, everyone.
First of all, as Ed over at Hotair.com said, “The description of the cease-fire as “tenuous” is a masterpiece of understatement“.
“This is a respite in Gaza, not a resolution“, Max Boot flatly stated.
They’re both right, of course. That’s because Israel wants peace, and each of Israel’s enemies want …the end of Israel.
In case you somehow missed it this weekend, Obama has apparently decided that World War III should happen sooner, rather than later.
To quote Carol Platt Liebau, “If the Iranians like their enriched uranium, they get to keep their enriched uranium“:
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Tagged agreement, Carol Platt Liebau, foreign policy, Iran, Israel, John Kerry, Krauthammer, nuclear, Obama, politics
Do you remember this old Obama quote?
“…Now it’s our moment to lead – our generation’s time to tell another great American story.
So someday we can tell our children that this was the time when we helped forge peace in the Middle East…”
(–Senator Barack Obama, 4/23/2007)
Hmmm,…. How’s that coming along? Let’s take a peek at a few items from the region:
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Tagged Dennis Prager, Israel, John Kerry, middle east peace, middle-east, Obama, Palestine, Peace, peace talks, Syria
Egypt continues to be embroiled in turmoil.
Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have lost their shot at power in Egypt (nice job with that, fellas!!), much to the chagrin of our President. After all, Obama was one of Morsi’s biggest supporters, with the story of the two men playing out similarly to one of those old ‘boy-meets-girl’ trade paperbacks:
Now, no one’s quite sure as to exactly WHAT form of government will ultimately replace the Morsi regime in the long term, although the general consensus seems to be: probably something even worse.
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Tagged Andrew Klavan, Egypt, Israel, Mark Steyn, middle-east, Morsi, muslim brotherhood, Obama, PJTV, politics
Don’t get too comforted by the temporary armistice between Hamas and Israel.
First of all, as Ed over at Hotair.com says, “The description of the cease-fire as “tenuous” is a masterpiece of understatement“.
“This is a respite in Gaza, not a resolution“, Max Boot says.
They’re both right, of course. That’s because Israel wants peace, and Israel’s enemies want …the end of Israel. As plenty of folks before me have queried, how do you “compromise” with someone who wants to exterminate your entire populace? What exactly qualifies as “halfway” in that case: only most of your citizenry dead, perhaps?
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Tagged Andrew Klavan, cease-fire, compromise, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, middle-east, Palestine, Peace, PJ Media, PJTV, politics, real peace, solution