By Tabitha Korol
The Washington Post recently ran an opinion by J Street’s founder, Jeremy Ben-Ami "What pro-Israel should mean,"whose fervor to destabilize Israel continues unabated. He insists on the Green Line, a cease-fire designation that would leave Israel defenseless within a nine-mile strip of land, and avoids the history of Israel’s land grant by the Balfour Declaration and Mandate in Palestine, not to mention centuries of history. He also ignores the most important factor, that the Palestinians have refused peace with Israel and will not recognize her sovereignty. Without these two factors, there can be no peace, and it would be foolhardy for Israel to continue ceding land to those who would turn that land into battlefields. Additionally, no country has ever made peace with Islamists whose agenda is conquest; Spain was the only one to reconquer its own land after 781 years of oppressive rule.
Ben-Ami ignores 14 centuries of Islam’s violent history of conquest over Jews, Christians, and other civilizations in the Middle East. Beginning with Muhammad’s rejection as prophet by Jews and Christians in Mecca and Medinah, the “religion of peace” changed to one of uncompromising hostility and justification for brutality. Since there is nothing in the Koran to suggest otherwise, why would Ben-Ami assume that Israel would be looked upon with favor by Muslims if Israel were to cede more land? Why does Ben-Ami imagine that Mahmoud Abbas’s declaration to never accept the sovereign Jewish Nation in the region isn’t valid? And why would Ben-Ami expect that Abbas’s vow to use a new Palestinian state to wage war against the diminished Israeli state was just rhetoric?
The answer is simple. He doesn’t assume; he doesn’t imagine, and he doesn’t expect. He knows his stance is antithetical to peace between the Arabs and the Jews, but he is a Jewish stealth jihadist. Whatever his motive, he knows his words and actions could cost the Jews their lives and their homeland.
One glance at the map and he knows a two-state solution isn’t viable, with Israel having to further diminish her one/one-thousandth fraction of the Middle East to the Muslims who occupy the remaining 999. Each day brings more threats and plans for Israel’s destruction, and a planned march of jihadists into Jerusalem, while Ben-Ami would gladly cede all of the 4,000-year-old capital to those who are destroying Jewish and Christian artifacts to erase centuries of history.
Arabs have always wrought violence against the Jewish and Christian people. Jihad is a permanent state of war to globalize Islam. Beginning with religious zeal, it became a necessity for profit and a defensive-offensive culture that permanently declared war against the world. It became a politico-religious mission that conditioned the Islamic attitude as a conquering nation, with a demand for perseverance, endurance, and steadfastness, until “the vanquished become brethren of their conquerors.”
The day after Israel became a Jewish State, seven Arab armies declared war and fought the fledgling state as their permanent obligation to impose its rule upon the non-believers. There was violence before the state and after the state; violence before the “settlements” and after the “settlements.” There is always Islamic usurpation and violence – not only in Israel, but in Europe, and in the Americas. If Ben-Ami does not recognize this, then it is due to his agenda.
He is disingenuous or oblivious to the Koran’s directives for worldwide Islam. Ben-Ami is a turncoat, in its simplest analysis.
Always critical of actions by Israel, never by Palestinians, despite thousands of rockets fired into Israel, bombings, and wanton bloodshed. Ben-Ami's every suggestion puts Israel into the path of Palestinian destruction. What is his reply to Abbas’s open statement that he wants all of Israel?
Ben-Ami’s diversity of opinions is driven by anti-democratic radicals, from Ayers to Wright. J Street receives financial support from one of these anti-Israel and anti-democratic radicals, George Soros. It is not unjust that Ben-Ami be judged by his own actions and those of his evil associates.