7 Things Endangering Peace More than Settlements, John Kerry
Ron Cantor Dec. 30, 2016 Messiah’s Mandate
In John Kerry’s angry rant two days ago, he confronted Israel in the strongest terms, claiming that Israel’s building neighborhoods and towns in historic Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and East Jerusalem was endangering peace. But in truth, if Israel stopped building settlements tomorrow, these seven issues would still exist and we would be no closer to peace.
Wake up Mr. Kerry, the only peace that Hamas and the PLO want with Israel, is one where Jews cease to exist in the Middle East. You cannot make a peace deal with the devil. The issues below are far more worthy of confrontation, than Israelis building on their historic homeland.
1. Terror Tunnels
Presently Hamas is stealing 95% of the cement that is supposed to go to rebuild homes in Gaza to build Terror Tunnels. Dozens of tunnel diggers have been executed by Hamas so they can never collaborate with Israel regarding their locations (like that spineless terrorist, Bilal Razaineh, who is pouring out secrets to Israel, after his recent capture). This is how Hamas treats Palestinians; their own people—do you think for a Gaza-minute if Israel stops building neighborhoods, they are going to suddenly choose peace?
2. Hamas’ rule over Palestinians is Brutal
Here is just one story of hundreds. Ismail Halou, 22 was pumping gas in Gazatrying to earn a living. A black jeep pulled up and police blindfolded and kidnaped him. They took him to the station. His crime? Using hair gel! His head was shaved and his feet were beaten to a pulp. He could’t walk afterwards. It was the worse pain he’d ever felt.
He could hear the screams of others being beaten. They took him home, and unceremoniously dropped him off. It was three days before he could walk.
In addition, Hamas uses women and children as human shields. They shoot rockets at Israel from hospitals, schools and kindergarten. John Kerry mentioned Hamas four times in his 70-minute speech as a symbolic gesture, but his real target was evil Jewish neighborhoods.
3. Hezbollah has 120,000 missiles aimed at Israel
The ISIS-like terror group claims to have more missiles than ever aimed at the Jewish state. And if John Kerry thinks they are ready and willing to disarm, if Israel stops building settlements, than he is more naïve than I ever dreamed. Islamists are not about peace, but sworn to Israel’s destruction.
Israeli UN ambassador Danny Danon challenged the UN in July:
“Let me be clear. Should Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, make the miscalculation that it did in 2006, Israel will be ready to defend its citizens in the most vigorous and forceful way possible,” he stated. “We demand the removal of Hezbollah terrorists from southern Lebanon.” (jpost)
4. The Palestinian Authority is Pays Terrorists
How can you be a partner for peace and sponsor terrorism at the same time? The P.A. pays monthly salaries to terrorists and their families to the tune of 140 million dollars a year. That is 10% of the yearly budget for the Palestinian Authority. This is a great incentive for a poor Palestinian to kill Israelis, if for no other reason, than to provide for his family.
U.S. tax dollars are funding this in part, as the U.S. gives aid to the P.A. Where is Mr. Kerry’s outrage that the families of the murderers of 14-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel and Ezra Schwartz, both U.S. citizens, get monthly checks from the Palestinian Authority? In fact, there is no outrage. Mr. Kerry probably thinks little Hallel had it coming, as she lived on one of those evil settlements.
5. The Palestinian Authority Honors Terrorists
On the one hand, The P.A. condemns terror, while the other hand’s fingers are crossed. If you are not pro-terror, you don’t name streets, public squares, schools and even soccer teams after “glorious” terrorists. But the P.A. does.
“Muhannad Halabi was a 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed two Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3. Halabi, who was eventually shot dead by Israeli police, also injured Bennett’s wife Adele and their 2-year-old son in the attack.”
The Palestinian Authority honored the young man by naming a street after him. That is just one of scores of examples.
6. Paying IRAN 1.7 Billion Dollar Ransom
If releasing five of the world’s top terrorists for the traitor, Bowe Bergdowl (and then inviting his perverted, pro-Islam father to invoke the name of Allah in the Rose Garden of the White House) wasn’t enough. Obama and Kerry paid the Ayatollahs of Iran 1.7 Billion in ransom money. Nothing encourages a kidnapper to continue to kidnap more than getting ransom money.
But Kerry believers Iran’s police state, which routinely mocks the U.S. and calls for Israel’s destruction, can be trusted allies, while Israel is the new roadblock to peace.
7. Yelling at your Friend in Public
John Kerry’s scolding of Israel publically in front of her mortal enemies does far more to encourage terror, than Israelis building a town. How encouraged must the leaders of ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah and other Islamic terror groups be after seeing the animated and furious Kerry take off the gloves with Israel. Do you think they are more likely to carry out terror attacks after that or less? Kerry’s speech was more of an impediment to peace, than anything Israel is doing.
Kerry says Israel is going to be isolated if we don’t stop building in the West Bank. Well, he is doing his best to isolate us. Is this not what was prophesied? Zechariah says that all nations will turn against Jerusalem. But for now, I am just excited that in 22 days we will have a new President in the U.S. who has been sending unprecedented signals that he will be the most pro-Israel President ever. I just hope that Obama and Kerry can behave themselves until then.
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