Saw this headline in today’s Jerusalem Post:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at a pre-holiday gathering for Likud members on Tuesday evening, before his scheduled trip to New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly.
“I am going tonight to New York to speak at the UN and meet with [US President Barack] Obama,” he said.
“It’s important to go there and tell our truth as a people who want peace and have been attacked so many times,” Netanyahu continued.
“I’ve told the PA chair many times, including yesterday, that the path to peace comes through negotiations and not through unilateral acts. The way to get to the end of negotiations is to start them and stick with them. That’s what Israel wanted to do, but the Palestinians refused. There is a growing understanding in the world about what has to be done before a state is created. That’s what I will speak about in the UN.”
The prime minister insisted that Israel doesn’t “want peace just on paper but a lasting peace.”
“For that we need to stand up for our interests. It’s easier to give in and not stand up and get applauded by the world that doesn’t understand what we have been through…. We are determined to stand for our interests and our truth.”
These thoughts came to mind when this author first heard that Bibi was to meet president Obama and address the UN before the PA (read PLO) presents it’s “statehood” for General Assembly or Security Council votes. When this piece appeared in JPost today, this author fired off the following talkback:
Which truth Bibi? The Torah-Jewish truth — Kol Ha’Aretz Shelanu or the secular “truth” which only bolsters THEIR falsehoods? Will you even include that 3 letter word G’d in your “truth?? Will you even speak of 2,000 years of Jewish truth and connection to the Land of Israel — all of it? Will you tell them how we have sat in mourning on Tisha B’av for almost 2 thousand years since the 2nd Beit HaMikdash was destroyed and was later covered over by some 4th rate Arab mosques? Probably not! Why, because which truth connects to Eretz Yisrael: Torah-Jewish truth or Israeli secular “truth”? And the Arabs, Obama, the world know this deep down. By the way, Bibi — where’s your kippa??
It would be very surprising if JPost had even the guts and backbone to print it.
P.S. JPost actually posted the talkback, view it by clicking here.
One does not give away an inch of one’s land if they truly possess it. And what credibility does our inalienable claim to all and any of the Land have before the Nations if we relinquish any part of it?
This author once heard a story of how the Sudanese UN Ambassador used to harrass and chide Israeli UN Ambassadors asking; “Which Jews are we talking about? The Jews who keep Shabbos? Who keep Kosher?…”
When’s the last time we saw Bibi in a kippa? When’s the last time that we heard of Israeli leaders eating only kosher food overseas? When meeting with foreign leaders, i.e. president Barack Hussein Obama??