Lindsey spells it out
At WorldNetDaily, Hal Lindsey tells of the shock he felt when President Bush effectively betrayed Israel, in public.
The Israelis are reeling from the body blow delivered them by President Bush following his meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. In one pronouncement, Bush totally scuttled all the hard-fought, blood-bought gains Israel has made in the three wars forced upon her.If you think he's exaggerating, think again. No other US president, not even the despicable Dhimmi Carter, has told Israel that unless the 'Palestinians' agree otherwise, the 1949 'Auschwitz' borders are its final borders.
All peace negotiations and concessions by Israel in the pursuit of peace with the Muslim Nations and Palestinians since 1949 have been rendered null and void.
President Bush's astonishing and unexpected statement reversed long standing American policy. In his joint statement with Abbas, he declared that any final status changes in the peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must be mutually agreed to on the basis of the 1949 armistice lines.
To my horror, this statement is the greatest betrayal of Israel committed by any American president in history.
Lindsey has it exactly right.
It is a dead certainty that the Palestinian side isn't going to agree to a united Jerusalem with Israel. East Jerusalem was in Arab hands in 1949. A return to the 1949 armistice lines puts it in Arab hands again.No Hal, that is highly unlikely. Whatever his motive, Bush said exactly what he meant to say. And it's never very difficult to determine the motive: Who stands to gain?
The Western Wall was in Arab hands in 1949. So was the Temple Mount. Making the 1949 armistice lines the basis for mutual agreement means Israel must negotiate with the Palestinians until they agree to give up their claim to the Dome of the Rock or until Israel agrees to give up its claim to the Temple Mount and all of Biblical Jerusalem.
Neither will happen. What is Bush thinking?
Based on this new equation, there is nothing left for Israel to negotiate. Victory: Palestinians. Method: Terrorism. Is it possible that President Bush didn't consider the implications?
The theme of this blog is this: Israel is alone, and should rely on no one. It has no friends in this world (countries at least), only opportunistic alliances at best.
Bush has proven me right. Although I'd rather have been wrong.