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.
He is the author of
The Quest for Justice in the Middle East. His articles and op-eds have been published in dozens of
newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites all around
Late in Coming...Not So, Mr. President?
Goose and the Russian Gander
The Story Within the Story
Dhimmitude, Part II
Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Dhimmitude's Yes & No Man
Do Buenos Aires and Dubai Have in Common?
Resolution to Kill the Resolution
Prime Minister, Make Your Decision
Apology Not Accepted...
Lesson for My Gentile Friends
How Not To
Treat a Friend
Samoa & Samaria
Gov.: From One Fisherperson to Another
Response to the White House Rebuke
You Have a
Treaty of Peace with Whom?
Hillary...You're the Secretary of State
vs. Phillips: You Can't Have It Both Ways
Ahmadinejad & Israel
Et Tu, Czechs?
Hey Kristof...You're Late!
Tall Ships, Netanyahu & America
Why Is This So Hard To Understand?
Parades: When Will Israel Learn to Appreciate Them?
Hamas, Gaza & The UN
Between Ankara & Jerusalem
No, Mr. Jihadi...Gaza Isn’t Warsaw
Gaza School Daze
Israel: Do It Right Or Don't Do It At All
Kurds, Jews & Shi’a Shoes
Olmert, Arab Terror & The Missing News Conference
Of Mumbai and Beyond...
The Saudi Peace Plan: An Offer Israel Should Refuse
Israel Owes Gaza Nothing...Except An Ultimatum
A Lesson from Kosovars & Palestinians for Atlasians
Buraq's Mount & President Obama
The Real Problem with Obama's Khalidi
Gerald A. Honigman
A Bit Late in Coming...Not So, Mr. President?
January 28, 2011
Like probably scores of millions of other folks all over the world, I listened
to President Obama's State of the Union address on January 25th. One thing, in
particular, related to foreign policy I found interesting and disturbing. I'll
get to it down the road a bit...
Over the decades, Mr. Obama has been quite vocal on behalf of Arab and Muslim
rights--including the proposed creation of Arab state # 22 (their second, not
first, in "Palestine" since Jordan has the latter honor).
Reverend Jeremiah Wright has been like family to Obama, and together with
Wright's bosom buddy, the Nation of Islam's Louis Farakhan, both have served as
rabid, Jew-baiting mentors to him. It's not for nothing that Farakhan (Judaism
is a gutter religion, etc.) calls the President the messiah. Wright's church
published the Hamas manifesto calling for the obliteration of Israel--as well as
other such goodies. Add to these anti-Semitic stars many other lesser known
personalities of the same ilk who are also Obama's pals. Chicago is loaded with
At Jihadi apologist, Professor Rashid Khalidi's private party, it was widely
reported that Obama spoke of Israeli genocide against Arabs. It was caught on
tape, but later (during his run for the presidency) Senator Obama's folks
managed to see to it that the LA Times would not even release a transcript, let
alone the tape itself. Edward Said, Ali Abunimah, and other prominent
anti-Israel activists have been friends as well. Abunimah and others have spoken
of Obama's frequent support and attendance at Arab anti-Israel functions over
So, no doubt, Mr. Obama has been a champion of Arabs for quite some time.
Okay. But what does this all have to do with the State of the Union address?
Please allow me just a little longer. I'm getting there...
Remember President Obama's visit to Egypt soon after he was elected? He gave an
extensive speech in Cairo in which he was not shy in lecturing Jews and once
again promoting the cause of Arab state # 22 at their expense. But something
else was memorable as well...
In one, brief micro-moment he managed to utter the word Copt--but then dropped
it like the hottest of potatoes.
Copts are those native, non-Arab, Egyptian folks (about twelve million) who
predate the Arab conquest by thousands of years and who never know when the next
slaughter of their people will occur. Other aspects of subjugation are routine
for them as well, and to survive, Copts need to obey the rules of dhimmitude
Paraphrasing what perhaps the most famous Copt of recent decades, Dr. Boutros
Boutros-Ghali, told a visiting Israeli author, to be "accepted" in the region,
one needs to consent to Arabization. He was the later assassinated President
Anwar al-Sadat's Foreign Minister and later also became Secretary General of the
United Nations. Many believe he was appointed to his position by Sadat because
he was a safe pick...centuries of conditioning dhimmitude had trained him well.
And given the rioting currently going on in Egypt, Sadat chose wisely.
Keep all of this in mind as well return to Mr. Obama's January 25th address to
When it came to foreign policy's turn to be addressed, Mr. Obama brought up the
recent moves in the south of the Sudan towards independence. While it was great
to hear him speak of this, I could not help but contrast the treatment this
subject has received over the last five decades or so with that afforded to the
Literally millions of black Africans in the Sudan--both in the non-Muslim south
and the Muslim west of the country--have been murdered, enslaved, displaced, and
so forth by the Arab/Arabized north.
And in all of these years, while Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright,
Louis Farakhan, Barack Obama, and others were bad-mouthing Jews for their
reluctance to slit their own throats so Arabs could get their 22nd state, hardly
(if ever) a peep was muttered at what was transpiring in black Africa and
elsewhere in the name of Arabism and/or the Dar ul-Islam.
Where were the rallies and fiery speeches for freedom in the Sudan's south, or
for the Darfur region in the west? How many parties did Obama attend for this?
How many speeches did Mr. Obama give lecturing Arabs about their real genocidal
crimes against humanity while he--by his Arab friends' own accounting--was a
frequent visitor to their anti-Israel functions and continues to be hostile to
the idea of a more defensible, viable Israel today? Over a hundred thousand
Kurds were being gassed and otherwise slaughtered in the Arabs' Anfal Campaign
in Iraq at the same time Arabs were massacring, raping, enslaving, and
displacing blacks in Africa. And there were other examples of these atrocities
being committed by Arabs elsewhere in the region as well... Did I miss Obama's
(or Farakhan's or Jackson's or Wright's) pontifications on these matters?
Unfortunately, I fear that Mr. Obama's recent reference to the Sudan was of the
same flavor as his earlier mention of the Copts.
Only with Jews does he make demands--nasty, virtually suicidal ones, at that.
Only leaders of Israel does he deliberately insult--as does his Secretary of
Look at the turmoil in the region today...Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt
(Mubarak's wife and son have recently fled the country due to rioting). And even
the alleged moderates Israel is supposed to be making peace with among the
"Palestinian" Arabs (however they're defined) insist that they will never
recognize a state of the Jews and that all negotiations with them are but a
What people in their right mind gives away the store to such murderous,
Yet think of the energy expended over the past decades by folks like Mr. Obama
and his pals in pressuring Jews to cave in to Arab demands while, at the same
time, acting basically deaf, dumb, and blind to the subjugation and massacre of
millions of the region's diverse peoples at the hands of Arabs.
What will Mr. Obama's follow-up be towards his late-in-the-coming Sudan
comments? Will he seriously demand that Arab governments stop supporting their
brothers in Khartoum the same way that he demands that Jews expose the very
necks of their kids to Arabs who deliberately target them?
Don't hold your breath...
The sad reality is that Arabs will pay as much attention to President Obama's
two minute reference to the Sudan as they did to his micro-second reference to
Copts the year before...
Recall that dozens of Christian Copts were murdered in Egypt by Arabs not long
after Iraqi Christians suffered the same fate. Just in the period from 2004
through 2009, some sixty Assyro-Chaldean (non-Arab) churches were bombed in
Now, while Arabs also blow other Arabs apart, the one thing they all agree upon
is that no one but themselves has any rights in "their" region. It is this
reality--one totally ignored by Mr. Obama and his above friends over the
years--which largely prevents peace in the region, not the additional security
Jews in their sole, miniscule state ask for to prevent themselves from being
slaughtered and which they have been chastised by most of the rest of the
world's hypocrites for.