Earl Cox is an international broadcaster and journalist who has served in senior level positions with four US presidents. Due to his outspoken...
- 5.The Jewish Problem - From anti-Judaism to anti-SemitismSun Jul 27, 2014
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Anyone paying the slightest attention is shaking their heads in disbelief over developments between two Middle East neighbors, the Israelis and Palestinians. The circumstances become more worrisome with a third party halfway around the world meddling in their affairs, the United States. Will President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry act according to US law or defy it?
First, in 2005, the United States of America helped to sway Israel into giving away a portion of her God given real estate, the Gaza Strip, which came to be governed by a political party--Fatah. In 2007 Hamas, which is an internationally recognized terrorist organization, seized power from Fatah by force. Since that time Hamas has been ruling Gaza through fear, through imposition of its radical version of Islamic law and through its charter that calls for the destruction of Israel through jihad.
Recently, Fatah and Hamas formed a unity government. As if it’s not confusing enough, ask yourself this question. “Which country gives its hard-earned taxpayer dollars to the sworn enemy of Israel which is their best and only friend and ally in the Middle East?” Amazingly, the answer is the United States! Any person instantly understands this broken logic and clearly recognizes that, as a country, the moral compass of the United States is badly (and sadly) broken.
US legislators are finally detecting the absurdity of the terrorists-labeled-Big-Satan-America, who is the best friend of the terrorists-labeled-Little-Satan-Israel, giving money to fund their terrorist enemy, Hamas. US Senator Rand Paul recently asked, “Are we okay with sending government money to an entity that includes Hamas? Hamas not only does not recognize Israel but has as part of its charter the destruction of Israel.”
Legislation has been introduced stipulating that US foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority should be contingent upon behavior which means the United States should never give foreign aid without strings attached. Referencing Egypt as an example, Senator Paul asked, “Should we give our foreign aid to the generals in Egypt who recently condemned 683 people to death in eight minutes?
If we are concerned about injustices, can we condone, by rewarding with money, a government with a justice system that allows 683 people to be condemned to death in only eight minutes?”
Current law concerning aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) stipulates that no direct aid may be provided to the PA without the PA taking steps to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure, without the PA acting to counter incitement of violence against Israelis, without the PA supporting activities which promote a peaceful coexistence and cooperation with Israel on security issues, and that no aid is permitted for Hamas or Hamas-controlled entities, and that no aid is permitted for a power-sharing PA government that includes Hamas or results from an agreement with Hamas and over which Hamas exercises undue influence. Furthermore, the president of the PA government and all of the PA ministers must accept the following two principles: 1. recognition of the Jewish state of Israel and, 2. acceptance of all previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements.