We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their full potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.
President Obama’s speech that suggested Israel should establish peace with the Palestinians based upon the 1967 borders will exacerbate relations and tensions between the White House and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Critics of the Obama administration will find more ammunition for their howitzers.
Obama’s ability to influence events in the Arab world beyond bombing Libya and offering promises of economic support is limited because the money is not available and political support is lacking. We have our own problems: natural disasters. Tired rhetoric about a viable Palestinian state and security for Israel, peace, dignity, and democracy in the Middle East that produces bureaucratic heat but not energetic light is an empty gesture.
Dynamics within Islam, the Sunni versus Shi’te dichotomy, tribalism, Islamism along with Persian influence will carry more weight than Washington speeches. The overriding attitude of the Palestinians and Arabs towards the United States and Israel might be the most important factor.
“…in the past weeks, the specter of divisions — religion in Egypt, fundamentalism in Tunisia, sect in Syria and Bahrain, clan in Libya — has threatened uprisings that once seemed to promise to resolve questions that have vexed the Arab world since the colonialism era.
From the fetid alleys of Imbaba, the Cairo neighborhood where Muslims and Christians have fought street battles, to the Syrian countryside, where a particularly deadly crackdown has raised fears of sectarian score-settling, the question of identity may help determine whether the Arab Spring flowers or withers. Can the revolts forge alternative ways to cope with the Arab world’s variety of clans, sects, ethnicities and religions?”
The true unending reality in the Middle East appears below.
Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris preaches on behalf of the religion of peace this message to the faithful on Palestinian Authority TV
“Allah has tormented us with ‘the people most hostile to the believers’ – the Jews. ‘Thou shalt find that the people most hostile to the believers to be the Jews and the polytheists.’ Allah warned His beloved Prophet Muhammad about the Jews, who had killed their prophets, forged their Torah, and sowed corruption throughout their history.
“With the establishment of the state of Israel, the entire Islamic nation was lost, because Israel is a cancer spreading through the body of the Islamic nation, and because the Jews are a virus resembling AIDS, from which the entire world suffers.
“You will find that the Jews were behind all the civil strife in this world. The Jews are behind the suffering of the nations.
“Ask Britain what it did to the Jews in the early sixth century. What did they do to the Jews? They expelled them, tortured them, and prevented them from entering Britain for more than 300 years. All this was because of what the Jews did in Britain. Ask France what it did to the Jews. They tortured them, expelled them, and burned their Talmud, because of the civil strife the Jews wanted to spark in France, in the days of Louis XIX. Ask Portugal what it did to the Jews. Ask Czarist Russia, which welcomed the Jews, who plotted to kill the Czar – so he massacred them. But don’t ask Germany what it did to the Jews. It was the Jews who provoked Nazism to wage war against the entire world, when the Jews, using the Zionist movement, got other countries to wage an economic war on Germany and to boycott German merchandise. They provoked Russia, Britain, France, and Italy. This enraged the Germans toward the Jews, leading to the events of those days, which the Jews commemorat today.
“But they are committing worse deeds than those done to them in the Nazi war. Yes, perhaps some of them were killed and some burned, but they are inflating this in order to win over the of the media and gain the world’s sympathy. The worst crimes in history were committed against the Jews, yet these crimes are no worse than what the Jews are doing in Palestine. What was done to the Jews was a crime, but isn’t what the Jews are doing today in the land of Palestine not a crime?!
“Look at modern history. Where has Great Britain gone? Where has Czarist Russia gone? Where has France gone – France, which almost ruled the entire world? Where is Nazi Germany, which massacred millions and ruled the world? Where did all these superpowers go? He who made them disappear will make America disappear too, God willing. He who made Russia disappear overnight is capable of making America disappear and fall, Allah willing.
“We have ruled the world before, and by Allah, the day will come when we will rule the entire world again. The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world – except for the Jews. The Jews will not enjoy a life of tranquility under our rule, because they are treacherous by nature, as they have been throughout history. The day will come when everything will be relived of the Jews – even the stones and trees which were harmed by them. Listen to the Prophet Muhammad, who tells you about the evil end that awaits Jews. The stones and trees will want the Muslims to finish off every Jew.”
Former Speaker of the Muslim Brotherhood Kamal Al-Hilbawi: The Camp David Accord Is Unjust and Must Be Amended
Interviewer: “I would like to know your position regarding the Camp David Accord.”
Kamal Al-Hilbawi: “Did the Berlin wall fall, or is it still standing?”
Interviewer: “It fell.”
Kamal Al-Hilbawi: “Were the Eastern European countries liberated, or not?”
Interviewer: “They were.”
Kamal Al-Hilbawi: “Were the countries of central Asia liberated, or not? What are agreements worth when they are based on injustice and occupation?”
Interviewer: “What does it mean?”
Kamal Al-Hilbawi: “It means that the Camp David Accord is not sacred. This is not part of the Koran, the Sunna, the New Testament, or the Torah. This is unjust agreement that must be reexamined and amended. We are not opposed to agreement or to world peace. We are the people who are most interested in world peace. However, if there is an unjust agreement, it must be reexamined.” […]