Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Drawing the Line

The Islamic terrorists will never be content with a two-state solution, and Hizbullah is not content with the current border arrangement. They now claim that they will not stop their fight against Israel until Israel returns still more villages and land to Lebanon. Never mind that the United Nations has signed off on the fact that Israel is no longer occupying any Lebanese territory. Hizbullah's spokes-thug is on a roll:
Hizbullah's head of international relations Nawaf al-Moussawi said Monday in a meeting with Norway's ambassador to Lebanon, Aud Lise Norheim, that "the Blue Line is not the border between Lebanon and Israel. It's just a line that marks the border of retreat by the Israeli forces from south Lebanon in 2000".

The Blue Line was determined by United Nations experts according to their interpretation of the Security Council resolution from 1978 and is slightly different from the international border that was set in 1923.

Al-Moussawi continued to address different lines that were marked in southern Lebanon. "The Zionist terror organizations moved the borderline that was set in 1920 to a new line in 1923 – a line that robbed Lebanon of seven villages and some 20 farms. We must be alert of attempts to show the Blue Line as a border that would rob Lebanon of millions of square meters of its national land."
It never ends for the terrorists. They will not stop until Israel is destroyed. Israel didn't exist in 1923; it came into existence in 1948 after the Arab countries surrounding it, including Lebanon sought to wipe it from the planet. They failed, and Israel's 1948 borders define where Israel and Lebanon meet. Hizbullah keeps moving the goalposts and inventing claims that the media will accept without pause.

Where is the line going to be drawn?

That's the question for the day, and one that has special resonance given that a Lebanese paper reported that Sen. Barack Obama made special promises to the Palestinian Authority to push Israel to divest itself of half of Jerusalem. That's right folks, the supposed supporter of Israel is double dealing and promising to divide Jerusalem with the Palestinians who have never once shown themselves to be a true partner for peace. They haven't given up the fight to destroy Israel either, and with an Obama Administration pushing Israel into a corner, they have no reason not to continue their fight on all fronts.
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama privately expressed his support for a new Arab state within Israel's current borders, including eastern Jerusalem, during his meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah this summer.

According to a report published Tuesday in the Lebanese newspaper al-Ahbar, Obama told Abbas that he supports a PA state, and Arab "rights to east Jerusalem" as well. The sources said Abbas and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad "heard the best things they ever heard from an American president" during the meeting. However, said sources quoted in the report, the candidate asked them to keep his declaration a secret.
That goes directly against what Obama has been saying to Jewish groups around the country. This is a man who cannot be trusted on national security and working with strategic allies, including Israel.

The official US position is that the status of Jerusalem is to be decided between the parties - ie the Palestinians and Israelis. By putting his word on the line, he's taking sides with the Palestinians and against Israel's longstanding claim to an undivided capital city of Jerusalem.

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