Monday, June 1, 2009

Quote of the Day

"What is the biggest threat to peace in the Middle East? Most of us would cite Islamofascism and death worshipping groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. But to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Jewish homes and babies are the real problem.

Nearly 300,000 Israelis live in communities of Judea and Samaria, or “the West Bank” as it is often referred to. These are not “outposts” or “settlements,” as Big Media and assorted commentators label them. They are Israeli “hometowns.” In these communities, young Israelis marry, start households and have babies. Nine thousand six hundred babies were born in Judea and Samaria in the most recent year and these growing families need housing.

But when President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month, he told the prime minister that the U.S. wanted no more housing built in Judea and Samaria. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a few days later made it clear that there were no exceptions – not even for so-called “natural growth” – those pesky new Israeli families and their newborn babies.

Of course, the real goal here is even more disgusting. Obama/Clinton intend to browbeat Israel into turning Judea/Samaria over to a new Palestinian state and for that to happen the land has to be “Jew free.” Yes, you read that right. Remember Gaza? Every Jew was forced out for the simple reason that any Jew left behind would have been killed almost immediately. Gaza is now one big terror training camp, but that hasn’t stopped the anti-Israel crowd from pushing the same idea in Judea and Samaria.

Forcing an entire ethnic group to leave a geographic area and denying them housing is called “ethnic cleansing” and it is a war crime. But that is where Obama is headed, while too many “friends” of Israel in Congress and elsewhere stand by in silence. It is way past time for American Jews and pro-Israel Christians to speak up."

Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families