Our good buddy, that 'Palestinian' "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas has told U.S. Secretary of State Condi Rice that any temporary 'Palestinian' State is not wanted by the 'Palestinian people.' Of course, if I were of the ideological persuasion that Abbas and the rest of the Arabs who hate Israel are, I too would be opposed to a temporary State. This is because it would be seen as charity by the Western powers rather than a victory for Islam.
No, in order to save face, and in order for Islam to be proclaimed throughout the Middle East legitimately as the only pathway to Heaven and each man's thousand virgins, the 'Palestinians', whether extremists like Haniyeh or moderates like Abbas, must achieve a full 'Palestinian' State and it must be accomplished through Jihad or by a seeming position of strength whereby the Arabs "take' what they believe is rightfully theirs.
The problem here is that, of course, I am in full agreement with Abbas on this issue. There should be no temporary 'Palestinian' State. Here is where I diverge from agreement with him though, I don't want ANY 'Palestinian' State to exist. See, I don't think they have any right to the land that the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob gave to Israel over three thousand years ago. The world constantly forgets (on purpose) that the Jews have had a claim to the land and have legitimately (at least by a remnant of people) lived in the land for that entire period. They didn't always have control, but there HAVE always been Jews that lived there. And it is, in fact, our ancient kingdom.
I don't think the United States has the right to interfere in the region. I don't think that the likes of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and company have the right to ASK for the U.S.'s interference. Is the U.S. Israel's strong tower? Is the good old U.S.A. Israel's fortress? Her shelter? Her banner proclaiming safety? Is the United States willing to guarentee Israel's safety and if they are, is the U.S. entirely trustworthy?
How can it be when President Bush, though seemingly more pro-Israel than his good old dad is willing to push for a peace plan which would not bring peace, is willing to listen to people like James Baker and yeah his dad too, both of whom are famous anti-Semites? And while Americans originally supported the war in Iraq, they've come to the conclusion that the Bush administration lied to them about the reasons for war in Iraq. Should Israel trust an American administration that is willing to lie to its own people? Sure Saddam Hussein was evil, and sure Saddam was bad for Israel and I can't say I'm sorry to see him gone and Iraq lessened as a nation, but if the Americans don't even see truth to rhetoric concerning their war, why in the world should Israel believe much of anything the Americans have to say either?
The vast majority of Christian evangelicals in the States, though friends of Israel by and large have somehow convinced themselves that while Jesus is at G-d's right hand, George W. Bush is at G-d's left. If Bush decides that his peace plan for Israel is the only way to go, are Israel's evangelical friends going to continue to stand by what the Bible actually says concerning the birthright G-d gave to Israel or will they follow their new shephard? After all, Bush is supposed to be a great Christian leader right?
What Israel needs is a backbone these days. What Israel needs is the ability to tell not only the Arabs, but the West and the entire world if need be to just go and take a flying leap. Because it's not the world's opinion that matters. It's not even the people of Israel's opinion that matters.
In the end there is only One who's opinion counts and it is Hashem and He alone that Israel should be listening to.
I mean, what if all these things are tests of Israel's faithfulness? Every time we ever leaned on anyone else for strength, or listened to the moanings and groanings of people who are pissed off at Israel over something we KNOW our G-d either gave us or told us to do, we became a broken and oppressed people.
Let's pass the tests given us. And the rest of the world be damned.