Perry Wades in to the Israel/Palestinian Issue

From the Jerusalem Post:

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will hold a press conference with American and Israeli-Jewish leaders in New York on Tuesday in which he is expected to address the upcoming deliberations at the United Nations, MK Danny Danon (Likud), said on Saturday night.

Danon, who will participate at the press conference, said he would ask Perry ahead of the conference to adopt the initiative the MK is advancing to annex Judea and Samaria in response to the unilateral Palestinian moves at the UN…

That does sound like a reasonable plan to me – if the Palestinians are going to do things without relation to the desires of Israel, I see no reason why Israel shouldn’t work the same way.  Palestinians get their UN-sponsored State, Israel gets Judea and Samaria.  Fair trade, if you ask me.

On the other hand, the Palestinians can get title to Judea and Samaria…all they have to do is make peace with Israel.  Real peace – not a sham where they speak words of peace in English for the MSM and then shout “death to the Jews” in so many words in Arabic back home.

Outside of that, it is about time that Perry and the rest of the GOP field started to really differentiate themselves from Obama foreign and defense policies.  Obamunism as an economic policy has been bad, but Obamunism as a foreign policy has been a disaster.  It is best if you are respected and loved in the world. Failing that, respected is good.  In the final analysis, if you can get respect or love, then you’d better be feared.  Right now, no one fears us, respects us or loves us.  We hit the crest of a wave of power and influence in mid-2003 and its been downhill since then…courtesy of the American left which first sabotaged Bush, and then ensured that Obama went from bad to worse in foreign policy.  And terribly sorry, liberals, but killing bin Laden doesn’t make up for it.

We’ve got Iran on the march to nuclear weapons and starting to interfere in neighboring States; Islamist governments look to take control of both Libya and Egypt; the Assad regime in Syria is maintaining itself in power; Turkey is becoming overtly anti-Israeli and bidding for leadership of Islamism; Russia is throwing spokes in our wheel at every opportunity and China is building a military to challenge us in the western Pacific.  We’re in a pickle and it’ll be ten years of hard work before we can restore our position.

In this, Perry has picked out the right cause – the extinction of Israel is a goal of all American enemies…be they open enemies like the Islamists or disguised enemies like European bureaucrats seeking to degrade the United States to secondary power status.  Israel is hated – anti-Semitism is on the rise; the only thing in favor of backing Israel is the fact that backing Israel is the absolutely right thing to do.  By so doing we lay down the marker…we draw the line in the sand and say, “not one bit further”.  Here, we fight, if necessary.  Here we shout defiance at the world and tell them that for Americans basic, human decency still calls the shots…we won’t allow another Holocaust; we won’t surrender the Jews to death in order to buy a half decade of peace for ourselves.  From that firm base, we can then go forward to rebuild the rest of our global position…surrender it, and we’ll soon find ourselves completely isolated in a world of enemies gathering for the kill.

So, good for Perry and I hope the rest of the GOP field follows suit.


8 thoughts on “Perry Wades in to the Israel/Palestinian Issue

  1. js September 19, 2011 / 11:11 pm

    the same thing all over again…give first…hope they respond as promised…as we all know they will not do it..

    just annex the entire west bank and gaza…deport all arabs who have supported any violence against the jewish state…the rest can stay with a conditional citizenship…if they promote any violence or jihad against the jews or israel…they are sentence and serve the sentence for any crimes, forfeit all property rights and lose citizenship…then deport them to the sinai…

    every war the arabs began…israel won…winners dictate the conditions of surrender…not the losers….the end

    • David September 19, 2011 / 11:47 pm

      So you deport them to the Sinai… and then? Can’t they still attack Israel from there?

      The whole issue here is what to do with a displaced population. Displacing them further seems counterproductive.

      • Mark Edward Noonan September 20, 2011 / 12:04 am


        If they won’t give up their dreams of massacred Jews, then what should we do? Let them keep dreaming that? Let us, instead, make them dream of even having a place to lay their heads…maybe if they are busy just surviving they won’t have quite enough energy to massacre Jews?

      • David September 20, 2011 / 12:36 am

        Actually, I would think that economic prosperity would make them forget about Israel. They already have economic misery in Gaza and there are still militants there. It’s a lot easier to recruit when everyone is unemployed and hungry.

        There are emergent non-violent movements in Palestine, and most Palestinians want to negotiate with Israel:

        So if you send them all to Sinai, you’re collectively punishing the population for the actions of a minority. That’s not justice for anyone.

      • neocon1 September 20, 2011 / 7:46 am


        they can go back to their homeland JORDAN.

      • neocon1 September 20, 2011 / 7:49 am

        Unlike Islam’s Koran, which commands Muslims to force the entire planet to submit to literal control by Islam, the Jewish Torah promises the children of Israel a modest and reasonable allotment of land. Israel in RED , is a democratic nation 1/19th the size of California, surrounded by 22 hostile Arab/Islamic dictatorships with 640 times her size, 60 times her population and ALL the oil. How dare Arab propagandists call Israel “expansionist!” And how dare anyone believe them! How can Israel, which occupies one-sixth of one percent of the lands called Arab, be responsible for the political dissatisfaction of 22 Arab countries? How can the 13 million Jews in the world (almost 5 million fewer than they were in 1939!) be blamed for the problems of the 300 million Arabs, who have brotherly ties to 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide?

        Then in 70 C.E. (nearly 2000 years ago), it was the Roman Empire’s turn to march through ancient Israel and destroy the SECOND Jewish Temple, slaughtering or driving out much of its Jewish population. Many Jews left on their own because conditions for life were made unbearable in many respects… yet thousands upon thousands stayed and rebelled on for centuries in order to once again rebuild a Jewish Nation in this Holy Land.

        Over 3250 years, various Peoples, Religions and Empires marched through Jerusalem, Israel’s ancient capital. The region was successively ruled by the Hebrews [Jews], Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Maccabeans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Egyptians, the Crusaders, Mamelukes, the Turks (who indifferently governed the backward, neglected territory from the 16th century until the British drove them out during World War I) and then once again by the Jews in 1948. None bothered, nor were they in the least bit inclined, to build a Nation of their own… EXCEPT the Jews!

        It must be noted that in 636 C.E., when the Arabs marauders came to the land and uprooted even more of its Jews, they did not form any Arab nation there… and certainly not a “Palestinian” nation. They were simply “Arabs” who, as did others before them, moved into a geo-political area called “Palestine!” And remember this one fact… it was not the Jews who “usurped” (a favorite word from the Arab propagandists) the land from the Arabs. If anything, it was the Arabs in 636 C.E. who overran and stole it from the Jews!

        In Conclusion:

        No nation, other than the ancient nation of Israel and later again in 1948 with the rebirth of the 2nd Nation of Israel, has ever ruled as a sovereign national entity on this land. A mighty Jewish empire extended over this entire area before the Arabs — and their Islam — were even born! The Jewish People have one of the most legitimate Birth Certificates of any nations in the world. Every time there is an archaeological dig in Israel, it does nothing but support the fact that the Jewish People have had a presence there for well over 3,000 years. The national coins, the pottery, the cities, the ancient Hebrew texts… all support this claim. Yes, other peoples have passed through, but there is no mistaking the fact that Jews have always had a continual presence in that land for over 3,000 years. This predates and certain dwarfs any claims that other peoples in the regions may have. The ancient Philistines are extinct. Many other ancient peoples are extinct. They do not have the unbroken line to this date that the Jews have.

      • js September 20, 2011 / 9:01 am

        and then? who cares…let the arabs care for thier own…

        they didnt give a damn when they confiscated the property of 800k+ jews and forcibly deported them from all the arab nations in the region back in 48…what gives any of them the right to refuse to accept responsibility for the displaced arabs that never actually prospered on stolen jewish territory to start with…

        and face it…nothing is stopping them from attacking israel right now…except israel…go for it…MAKE MY DAY…

      • js September 20, 2011 / 9:02 am

        its obvious that you have no clue about the history and motivation of what these muslims are doing in gaza and the west bank david…

        you are…officially…a stooge…that means…oh well…

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