Stan Goodenough, a Christian Zionist living in Jerusalem has been a strong advocate for a strong Israel for many years. He gets what the November Summit is all about.
[..] Some die-hard Christian Republicans still insist that Bush and Rice are sincerely acting in what they believe to be Israel’s ultimate best interests. Even if they are [which I personally have a hard time hanging on to – Ed] they have gotten into bed with other “western” leaders who long ago ran out of patience with this “shxxty little country”.
Leaders like European MP and former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard, who reportedly told an audience in Cairo on June 17, 2004, that
“the origin of the Palestinian problem is in the promise given by the British to the Jews to establish a nationalist state on the basis of the religious conviction that the Jews have a right to this land… It was an historic error on the part of the British to make such a promise, but this now belongs to history.”
Such sentiments have also infected more “ordinary” men on the street. On July 18, 2006, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote:
“…Israel itself is a mistake. It is an honest mistake, a well-intentioned mistake, a mistake for which no one is culpable, but the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism of the sort we are seeing now.”
Yes, 60 years ago this month, a reluctant gentile world still somewhat shaken up by the horrific sights revealed by the liberation of Hitler’s Death Camps, scraped together just enough compassion to support the establishment of a homeland for the Jews.
That compassion has long gone.
Israel is not much more than a nuisance; a thorn in the side of the world. The nation’s Jews, then, must be made to pay, compensating the Arabs and mollifying them, so that the threat Israel’s policies pose to world peace will be removed.
For the Islamic world, what the US wants to achieve at Annapolis is just phase one of the plan that will excise the Jewish cancer once and for all from their midst.
The creation of Palestine may appear to be more or less the belated implementation of Resolution 181. But not to forget, as Arafat used to say: the Arab world rejected that resolution, rendering it void.
For them, establishing a Palestinian state is not correcting that misstep. It is preparing for the correcting and erasing of the entire “mistake” that enabled Israel’s rebirth. [..]