Gerald A. Honigman
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida
educator who has done extensive doctoral studies in Middle
Eastern Affairs, created and conducted counter-Arab propaganda
programs for college youth, lectured on numerous campuses and
other platforms, and has publicly debated many Arab spokesmen.
His articles and op-eds have been published in dozens of
newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites all around
Israel has finally opened up its collective eyes and once again elected
leaders who are willing to assert that Israel is indeed a sovereign
nation and will act like one. The last Israeli leadership virtually
relinquished Israel's sovereignty to the wishes of an American State
Department which fought against Israel's rebirth in the first place and
has been mostly hostile ever since.
The first duty of any sovereign nation--whether an America which
stretches 3,000 miles from coast to coast, Great Britain, France,
Russia, Germany, China, or a miniscule Israel--must be the safety of its
people. The security and survival of the sole Jewish State should not be
placed in jeopardy so that Arabs can have their twenty-second.
With the exception of Israel in those above examples, all others have
travelled thousands of miles away from home to fight wars over perceived
national interests. Additionally, all--including America--have conquered
and acquired lands belonging to others in the name of their own
respective manifest destinies and so forth.
As I've written earlier, the ascendancy of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime
Minister and his appointment of Avigdor Lieberman as Foreign Minister
are causing massive outcries among those who prefer their Jews
ghetto-style instead, begging to just be allowed to exist.
Bibi and Lieberman's alleged crimes? They demand that Arabs show true
accountability and commitment to real peace before agreeing to any
further territorial concessions and demand loyalty from all of
Israel's citizens--Arabs included.
Whereas Bibi's predecessor, Ehud Olmert, acted blindly towards Israeli
Arab intimidation, terrorism, and repeated acts of treason within Israel
proper, perpetrated by the freest Arabs living anywhere in the region
(Israel), Lieberman has said that such acts will finally be handled the
same way any other sane nation would do in order to survive. For this,
he has been branded a racist extremist by the same folks who have
watched Arabs enslave, gas, murder, subjugate, wage genocide against,
and forcibly Arabize millions of non-Arabs in the region.
Foreign Ministers of the European Union recently met to discuss how they
will deal with the new, non-groveling Jews. All are determined to force
Israel to agree to disregard sanity, the facts, and its vital national
While all--including America's new President--demand that the Netanyahu
government announce its acceptance of the alleged "two-state" solution,
none have confronted the alleged Arab moderates about their own open,
continuous rejection of Israel as a Jewish State...the same Arab
rejection which has prevented peace between Arab and Jew right from the
President Obama and the EU's moderate buddy, Abbas has demanded
that Israel allow itself to be swamped by millions of alleged Arab
refugees--after its forced retreat to the sub-rump state status
of the '49 armistice lines. Obama claims that Israel would be nuts to
reject such a "peace" (the Saudi plan) that would essentially turn
Israel into yet another de facto Arab state.
That twenty-one nations--with scores of millions of non-Arabs
living in them--are declared to be Arab, members of the Arab
League (the PLO having observer status as the 22nd state in
waiting), and press the claim that virtually the entire region is
purelyArab patrimony, none of this is of interest to those
who recently met in Prague in the former Czechoslovakia, now the Czech
Republic, to complain about Israel's new, "anti-peace" government.
Now add to this another fact that some of us insist on repeating since
Arabs and their supporters constantly pretend otherwise...
What the European Union, America, and most of the rest of the world is
really calling for is not a two-state solution, but a three-state
solution. They're demanding that a second Arab state--not first--emerge
within the original Mandatory borders of Palestine.
That the modern state of Jordan was carved out of almost 80% of the
original April 25, 1920 Mandate of Palestine and was handed over by
Colonial Secretary Churchill to Arab nationalism in 1922 is indeed
relevant to all of this. So, again, the proposed new state--created
after forcing Israel back to its suicidal, 1949 armistice lines, not
borders--will be the Arabs' second, not first in "Palestine."
Regarding these recent developments, Britain's Middle East envoy, former
Prime Minister Tony Blair, has repeatedly and forcibly told reporters
and others, "We need a combination of strong political negotiations
towards a two-state solution..." Translate this as meaning tightening
the screws, again, on the Jews regardless of the fact that what Israel
got after its total withdrawal from Gaza--non-stop Arab terror, death,
and destruction from thousands of Arab mortars, rockets, and so forth
launched into Israel proper--will be the likely scenario after its
forced withdrawal from virtually all of the "West Bank"...once again
making Judea Judenrein. But this time, courtesy of its "friends"
(a lesson the Czechs should know all-too-well), a nine to fifteen mile
wide Israel will have its capital, main airport, key population and
industrial centers, and such exposed as the main targets.
Blair, like many of his American political counterparts who also move
through the revolving doors of business and government (Condoleezza Rice
already has had one oil tanker named after her), has undoubtedly learned
to milk the Arab petrodollar teat for all that it's worth. As just a few
other examples, former State Department Secretary James Baker III,
former Presidents Carter and Clinton, as well as the entire Bush family
are certainly no strangers to this either.
While lots could be said about the hypocrisy of other European
sycophants to the Arab potentate petrodollar, let's just stick with the
Brits for now and only deal with just a few of the many aspects to their
hypocrisy. The other nation which Iíll focus upon and which should be
even more shamed will continue to emerge as we proceed...
That Blair is allegedly concerned about peace should be a good thing,
correct? Now, who could complain about that? Or does Tony believe that
Netanyahu actually enjoys having Israel's kids and other innocents
constantly targeted by his Arab pals? In a gesture to President Obama,
Israel had recently caved, removed some road blocks to make Arab travel
easier--and just had a teenager axed to death and another one seriously
wounded as a result.
The problem, of course, is what we mean by "peace."
You see, Bibi and Lieberman are finally calling for the Arabs to clearly
define this--and that's deemed to be too much to ask of Arabs by their
assorted supporters and derriere-kissers.
One of Blair's predecessors, after all, had promised the former
Czechoslovakia and the rest of the world "peace" over a half century ago
at Munich. Hitler claimed he only wanted the Sudetenland, that
part of Czechoslovakia which had millions of ethnic Germans in it...
So, the Czechs and Slovaks (who had a respectable army) were sold out to
Hitler in 1938 by their so-called "friends," Britain's Neville
Chamberlain & Co. The world was soon at war anyway after the Nazi
invasion of Poland.
Blair and Britain's Foreign Minister, David Miliband, who recently
called for the recognition of Hamas (an organization totally dedicated
to Israel's destruction), know full well that even their darling Abbas's
latter-day Arafatian "moderates" call all dealings with Israel merely a
"Trojan Horse" that is used to win diplomatically what could not be won
on the battlefield-- advancing the Arabs' well-known, decades' old
destruction in phases strategy for Israel's demise.
There is no difference between Hamas and Abbas vis-a-vis Israel in the
long term. Abbas is willing to play the game to gain dhimmi gelt
and support against his rivals.Recall that he isalso
Arafat's (of Swiss bank account fame) hand-picked, Fatah successor.
The Brits are no dummies when it comes to the Middle East. They've been
meddling in it for centuries. Among numerous other results of this, some
thirty-five million Kurds remain stateless to date because of their
Who amongst the EU Foreign Ministers is calling for a two-state
solution in Iraq--the former Mandate of Mesopotamia--where Kurds
were indeed promised independence after World War I? And is
anyone--especially the French, the former colonial rulers--calling for a
state for tens of millions of long-oppressed, murdered, and subjugated
Imazighen/Berbers in "Arab" North Africa? Where were the Foreign
Ministers in Prague who threatened "Arab" Sudan with action if does not
stop its racist, genocidal policies against its black population? Etc.
and so forth...
Better yet, if there must be another two-state solution involving
Arabs, why not demand it in the master hypocrite Ahmadinejad's own
Iran's oil-rich western province of Khuzestan was known as Arabistan for
centuries due to its primarily Arab population. Iranians have violently
suppressed the latter in the name of their own national interests...all
while demanding that Israel commit national suicide to achieve some
other Arabs' aspirations.
What makes matters even worse is that the Brits also know the difference
firsthand between a hudna--the most that even those Arab
"moderates" offer to Israel--andrealpeace.
The former, modeled after what the Prophet Muhammad offered up to his
enemies until he could muster the strength to deliver the final blow
(the Peace of the Quraysh), is but a temporary respite from
hostilities. One does not give away the store nor bare the necks of
one's innocents--the Arabs' targets of choice--for such a "deal."
Moving to the other side of the world, several decades ago, the Brits
were engaged thousands of miles away from home, just a few hundred miles
off the coast of Argentina.
The Falklands War was fought in the name of Great Britain's national
interests and sovereignty.
Now think about this long and hard when you hear the Brits pretend that
Israel has no right to be concerned over the violent happenings on its
very doorstep and in its very backyard and the need for those secure
borders--not armistice lines--promised to it after the 1967 War by the
final draft of UNSC resolution 242 (which Britain's own Lord Caradon was
one of the chief architects of).
Closer to home, does anyone recall what the movie Braveheart was
all about? Have a good chat with the Scots, Irish, and so forth about
was done in the name of His or Her Majesty's realm...
Okay, the stench of the Brits' hypocrisy and double standards regarding
Israel could fill volumes--so I'll end the discussion of it now.
But what's even more astounding and unbelievable is that the legendary
20th century victim of the Brits' machinations--the nation hand
delivered to Hitler at Munich by its earlier British "friends"--is now
itself demanding that Israel consent to a replay of this in the 21st
Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg of the Czech Republic, whose
country is the current EU president , has joined the
anti-Netanyahu/Lieberman chorus--knowing full well that the claim that
all that Arabs want is Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) has
about the same amount of truth in it as Chamberlain's promises did in
Shame on them all...
hope Netanyahu and Lieberman have what it takes to resist what will
likely follow...and, unfortunately, from America's new leader as well.