Column One: Israel’s Delighted Leaders, by Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post)
“In Olmert and Livni’s world, Israel won the war in Lebanon this summer; UNIFIL forces are good for the Jews; and Hizbullah – which is now working to overthrow the Lebanese government – has no interest in renewing its war against Israel.
The government sees no reason to prevent 1,500 PLO terrorists from Jordan from marching into Gaza with their guns and their families.”
To the delight of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, an international coalition has coalesced around Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
In his remarks Tuesday in Los Angeles before the delegates to the United Jewish Communities’ General Assembly, Olmert explained his enthusiasm. First he stated, “America’s leadership in preventing Iran’s nuclearization is indisputable and unequaled. I just met my good friend, a true friend of Israel, President George W. Bush in Washington… His determination to prevent this most serious of developments is unquestionable. But America must have the support of the international community if we are to successfully defuse this mortal threat.”
So from Olmert’s perspective, it is America’s responsibility – not Israel’s – to prevent Iran from acquiring the means to destroy Israel. At the same time, he accepts that the US will take no action against Iran without first receiving permission from the French, Russians, Chinese and Arabs.
Olmert then explained that the Arabs have to agree to let the US protect Israel. As he put it, “A coalition of moderate Arab countries can and must unite their common interest in preventing Iran from undermining stability in the Middle East. This coalition must struggle against the dangers of radical Islam that manipulate the very source of Islam itself.”
For her part, Livni told the crowd in California that there is little doubt that the nations of the world will shortly unite to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear capabilities. As she put it, “If the promise of ‘Never Again’ is more important than the price of oil, then the time for international indifference and hesitation in the face of the Iranian threat has long passed.”
Livni then explained that she is eager to give Judea and Samaria to the Palestinians and is working to “brand” Israel as a place where it is fun to live. She concluded by recommending that American Jews invite Israeli Nobel laureates to visit their communities.
In sum, our foreign minister is certain that the international community will act against Iran because it means it when it says it thinks that the Holocaust was a bad thing more than it means it when it says, “Fill it up with unleaded.”
Moreover, as far as Livni is concerned, the world will protect Israel because the Olmert government is so eager to render Jerusalem and Tel Aviv defenseless by surrendering Judea and Samaria to Palestinian jihadists.
Livni trusts that the world will protect the Jews because thanks to her we have UN forces protecting Hizbullah on our northern border and we’re rebranding ourselves to let the international community know that Jews are both good at science and really fun to drink with.
… Olmert and Livni… say that today an international coalition made up of the US, the EU and some of the Arabs is forming around Iran. But what binds the members together is their collective opposition to taking any effective action to prevent Teheran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Our leaders tell us we should just think happy thoughts as they do. In Olmert and Livni’s world, Israel won the war in Lebanon this summer; UNIFIL forces are good for the Jews; and Hizbullah – which is now working to overthrow the Lebanese government – has no interest in renewing its war against Israel.
The government sees no reason to prevent 1,500 PLO terrorists from Jordan from marching into Gaza with their guns and their families. Olmert and Livni welcome the prospect of releasing thousands of terrorists from prison to “strengthen” PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and they are eager to hand Judea and Samaria over to Abbas, not because doing so would help Abbas, but because it would good for Israel.
As Livni put it this week, we want to hand over land because otherwise the so-called peace process will stagnate, and “Stagnation is not in our interest and it is not our policy.”
Our jovial government justifies its decision to do nothing to prevent Ahmadinejad from acquiring the means to keep his promise to destroy the Jewish state by incessantly claiming that someone else is willing and able to pay the price to defend us.
The people of Israel must not be seduced by the blindness and empty promises of our leaders. All efforts must be made to sideline these incompetent, self-serving bumblers and replace them with responsible leaders as quickly as possible.
This author harkens back to these words from the Chayei Sarah Parsha HaShevua;
“In our contemporary times, the leaders, the politicians of Israel utterly lack the perception and intuition of an Avraham Aveinu toward the suggestions, nuances and intuitive expressions of the enemy, failing even to discipline themselves toward cultivating these attributes. Further, they are not strong enough to digest the reality of the straight-out, direct statements made by the enemy, i.e., ‘Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa are settlements.’”
And so the government of Israel sits by silently with it’s teeth in mouth while the likes of a Kofi Annan utters these words;
“One of the problems in the negotiations for the release of the two kidnapped Israeli soldiers in Lebanon is the demand for Hizballah to return them alive.”
As a result, Environment Minister and former Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra “proposed that Israel declare that it will not respond to Palestinian rocket attacks for a period of ten days.”
And as a result, Prime Minister Olmert utters, “There is not one thing to do in order to stop the Kassam.”
This is the stark reality of Ehud Olmert’s “We’re too tired” government. MB