When I first glanced at the headline on today's Jerusalem Online and reports in the Jerusalem Post and other Israeli newspapers, I thought they must have been a satire: "Washington officials have told Egypt that the US will guarantee Israel's commitment to any agreement signed." But it was not a satire. This was deadly serious, confirmed by other Israeli newspapers and sources in Cairo.
The US offering to Hamas to "guarantee" Israeli commitments to any agreement signed? As if anyone needed proof of the Obama administration's antipathy to Israel, here it was in black and white. If any party needed a commitment to enforce its agreements in any deal, it would have been Hamas, which has been known to break every commitment it ever made. To pick just a few at random:
Hamas recently violated 9 cease fire agreements, including two of its own.
Hamas illegally siphoned thousands of tons of cement and steel shipments it received from international donors and Israel that it had committed to use to build the civilian infrastructure in Gaza for hospitals, schools and apartment buildings; instead it spent upwards of $500 million of these humanitarian shipments to covertly build numerous tunnels buried deep underground into Israel in order to carry out murderous raids on Israeli civilian communities intended to kill tens of thousands of Israelis.
Hamas violated the terms of the 2012 ceasefire negotiated by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton together with Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi. Under the terms of that agreement, Hamas committed to stop firing missiles into Israel from Gaza. But in fact, Hamas never honored its commitment and continued to fire hundreds of missiles from Gaza into southern Israel during the entire year of 2013 and the first half of 2014. But then in July, Hamas initiated a full scale war against Israel in which it launched 4,000 missiles into 80 percent of Israel's population centers.
Hamas violated the commitment to the Palestinian Authority that it would never launch a coup d'état against the PA after Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. But in 2007, Hamas did exactly that in a bloody takeover of Gaza, kicking out and killing PA officials.
Hamas violated a solemn commitment to its own civilians that it would uphold the rule of law (yea, right) when it took over Gaza only to subsequently execute hundreds of dissident Gazans, torture and imprison thousands of political opponents, violently persecute the minority of Christians still living in Gaza and imprison and prosecute suspected gay Gazans.
It violated a commitment it made in the Clinton-negotiated 2012 truce that it would cease its missile attacks on Israel.
And at the same time, it should be noted that President Obama personally signed an official letter at the time of the 2012 negotiated ceasefire to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US would provide Israel with the technology to defeat and stop Hamas smuggling of weapons. But subsequent to that promise, Hamas soon received in massive quantities from Iran, Sudan, and North Korea. That promise was never carried out.
Israel, on the other hand, meticulously fulfilled its part of the bargain by significantly relaxing the blockade on Gaza, allowing tons of previously restricted cement and steel into Gaza, increasing the number of daily truckloads of food, medical stuff and building equipment through the two Israeli checkpoints into Gaza by more than 250 truckloads ( a commitment that continued during the Hamas war against Israel, a fact mostly ignored by the mainstream media blindly committed to the Hamas narrative that Israel was the aggressor).
Remember when Obama spoke to the annual AIPAC conference a few years back and ceremoniously declared, "I got your back"? This is the same president who, as the Wall Street Journal disclosed last week, personally held up the Israeli request for additional Hellfire missiles that it had depleted in its war with Hamas.
As far back as 1967, the United States made a firm promise to Israel that it would never allow the Egyptians to blockade the Straits of Tiran, considered the lifeline of Israel. But when the Egyptians blockaded the Straits of Tiran in May 1967, what did the US do? Nothing.
And in the current round of negotiations being held in Cairo now, according to leaked details in Egyptian newspapers reported by today's Jerusalem Online
Israel agreed to make the following astonishing concessions:
"Israel will stop its attacks in Gaza - in land, sea and air. No ground operations will be conducted."
Israel has agreed to the "opening of crossings between Israel and Gaza [in which] Movement of people and merchandise will be allowed, to rebuild Gaza."
"Eliminating the buffer zone in the North and East of Gaza and deployment of Palestinian military forces starting from January 1, 2015."
"Freedom of fishing and action in the territorial waters of the Palestinians in Gaza to a range of 6 miles. The range will gradually be increased, to no less than 12 miles…"
"Israeli authorities will assist the Palestinian Authority to restore the foundations in Gaza, as well as help provide the necessary living needs for those who were forced to leave their homes due to the battles. Also, Israel will provide emergency medical attention to the wounded and will supply humanitarian assistance and food to Gaza as soon as possible."
Actions speak louder then words .. that being said it is looking very much like we have an Islamic terrorist for a president ! .. how does that grab all you obamazombies that support this administration
No more commitments from Israel,. no more promises to the terrorists needed, no more giving away land to the terrorists...................no more listening to Obama's lies and deceitfulness............Israel needs to finally eliminate the pieces of shit and camel crap.
DITTO! Israel should obliterate those evil doers once and for all! The World Community sits by and lets those Muslim Terrorists and Murderers set up killing shops all over the Globe! The World has to get over allowing those evil doers operate because of their "RELGION"!!! The Muslims use a so called RELIGION to commit Murder! Islam is NOT a religion, it is VooDoo and the "Koran" (deliberate) is an evil playbook! When will the civilized GOOD people stand up and say NO MORE???
I consider everything obama does or says as null and void. He is not our president. Neither is Holder our attorney general. I believe the whole white house has been taken over by our enemies. If he decides no more elections, we need to act. That is not America, and we don't have to take it.
I agree! WE WILL ACT!
WE WILL ACT NO WE NEED TO ACT ALL OF US KNOW THE PROB AND WE MUST NOT WAIT THE S IS HTF NOW RIGHT NOW.
WE KNOW WHAT AND WHO OBAMA IS AND WE ARE NOT HIM WITH OR W/O THE OTHERS IT IS UP TO US THE ONES WHO KNOW TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD NOT TO EACH OTHER B/C THAT IS PREACHING TO CHOIR BUT TO DC TO THE ENTIRE NATION NO MATTER IS WE ARE 50 OR 10,000 IT MUST BE DONE. WE CAN ALL AGREE ON THAT AND WE MUST GO TO DC I BET IF WE AGREED ON A MEETING PLACE WE WOULD ALL KNOW EACH OTHER B/C OF WHO WE ARE.
TALK IS DONE WE MUST ACT AND NOW
The World Community has set on their buttocks and allowed those Muslim evil doer murderers use their "Koran" evil playbook to commit heinous, evil acts around the globe TOO LONG!! This world has to grow the brass to put a stop to those Muslims! This World seems to favor evil over righteousness and good! There is NO excuse for the civilized World to sit idly by while those Muslim Murderers commit mayhem on the innocent peoples of the World! Obama is bull hockey covered in blow flies!!!
I do not think Hamas is worried about anything the Liar in Chief says! Obama means snake s#it to no one! Hamas needs to be WIPPED OUT!!! The World is allowing TOO MANY Muslim Terrorists and Murders to set up shop around the Globe!!! Time to hold the ground and clean house!