As I write, we are perhaps 24 or 36 hours from the meeting Obama will have with Netanyahu at the White House. There is much that could be said, with regard to politics here, and attempts to prevent our prime minister from caving to the president.
But it’s a holiday in the US, and my post yesterday was lengthy, and I am going to focus on just one news item here, because it is revelatory, and thus significant. The rest will keep.
Many of you — depending on age — will remember (with horror and pain) the Palestinian Arab terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympics team at Munich in 1972. The man who claimed to be the mastermind of this obscene attack was Abu Daoud, who has just died.
The death was reported by the Palestinian Authority news agency, WAFA. CNN is now carrying that report, which says that PA President Mahmoud Abbas sent condolences to the family. He wrote a letter to them in which he said:
“He is missed. He was one of the leading figures of Fatah and spent his life in resistance [against the occupation] and sincere work as well as physical sacrifice for his people’s just causes.”
I have just written about how Abbas has donned a suit of moderation for purposes of political expediency, but that he is not to be trusted. Providing evidence of the real Abbas is important, and so I provide it here.
Abbas is not a partner for peace. It is nothing more than a charade, eagerly accepted by the Obama administration.
Holiday or no holiday, take a minute to do something for Israel. Send a message to the president, including the link above and the words of praise that Abbas just wrote to the family of the man who planned a horrendous terror attack. Tell Obama that to push Prime Minister Netanyahu to make concessions to Abbas is simply wrong and an injustice against the State of Israel. Tell him peace cannot be achieved in this way, and that, as a US citizen who votes, you are watching.
Fax: 202-456-2461 White House Comment line: 202-456-1111
e-mail form via: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Offices are closed now, but will open in the morning. Let the e-mail messages and the faxes be waiting. I suspect phone calls to the comment line will need to wait until the morning.
Then, please, send a similar message to your elected representatives in Congress, imploring them to do what they can to stop Obama from pressuring Netanyahu to make concessions to a man who has just praised a terrorist.
For your Congresspersons:
For your Senators:
Please share this broadly with others who might act, without delay.
I end this with a link to a video that is a joy and delight to view (and with thanks to Nan A).