web analytics
July 26, 2014 / 28 Tammuz, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



The Neo-Mandate Solution to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Obama Administration plan is very simple, assuming that everything goes smoothly–which of course it will not.
In Nov., 1947, British withdrawal from Palestine began. Now America is proposing taking over supervising the Jewish-Arab peace. Good luck!

In Nov., 1947, British withdrawal from Palestine began. Now America is proposing taking over supervising the Jewish-Arab peace. Good luck!

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

War without end. That is what the Obama Administration promises the U.S., Israel, and the Palestinians. If the current Obama-Kerry plan for an Israel-Palestinian deal is implemented, scores of Americans would likely die. This was revealed recently by Secretary of State John Kerry, particularly in a speech at the Saban Forum.

By the way, the Saban Forum Speech was made appropriately on December 7th, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The former head of the Saban Center has also been chosen as negotiator.

The Obama Administration plan is very simple, assuming that everything goes smoothly–which of course it will not.

According to the plan, the United States would gradually create and maintain the agreement by policing an independent Palestinian state. Israel would be protected by the U.S. forces, and Palestine would be protected from Israel by them. And that’s part of the problem, because the Palestinians would stage a huge number of protests against and complaints regarding Israel’s actions, likely demanding more concessions.

In addition, the Palestinians, particularly Hamas, would see the new Palestinian state as perpetually victimized. They would mobilize any Arab forces they could to back their complaints. It would be a nightmare. But what the wrong-headed people in the Obama Administration do not understand is that they would be under constant challenge. They do not understand that no matter what they say, Hamas, Fatah, Iran, Syria, al-Qa’ida, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Salafists –and most likely Saudi Arabia–will never accept an Israeli state.

In other words, if Americans are on the ground, they will be targeted. Now the question is what will they do? Will they “protect” Israel? And what is the definition of protecting Israel? If Palestinians ignore that they are attackers, then it is a controversy. Israel does not deserve “protection.” And what about gaps in this protection or disagreement among the observers?

In his Saban speech, Kerry said, “…Our commitment to Israel’s security spurred the U.S.-Israeli development of ballistic missile defense technologies to keep Israelis safe from rockets and missiles. Those systems and newer technologies continue to protect Israelis from the range of threats that they still face today.”

What about a large stream of cross-border attacks? Will Americans attack Palestinians if they violate the agreement? May I point out that at various times Iraqi, Hamas, and Hizballah rockets have landed on Israel with no U.S. defensive action. Again, the most important point is not Iranian nuclear weapons but routine policing of a Palestinian state, not to mention Israel’s Lebanon-Syria border.

Are we to believe that American helicopters, airplanes, and ground soldiers would attack when the whole effort of this exercise had been to avoid military commitments? How many years would this neo-mandate continue? Will the United States intimidate certain countries if necessary? Remember that the United States didn’t even support the military government in Egypt. So will it defend Egypt in the Sinai, which is in cooperation with Israel?

The United States may suffer a great number of casualties over time. Note the 3,400 deaths of Western coalition soldiers in Afghanistan so far. Are Western forces willing to sacrifice more than 300 soldiers a year? In 2010, IED attacks in Afghanistan wounded 3,366 U.S. soldiers. And that was in just one year of the war. And of course Americans are going to accidently kill Palestinians, both fighters and unarmed civilians. As of February 2013, between 17,000 and 19,000 civilians died in Afghanistan. This then would create a blood-feud. And by the way, many of these people will blame Israel.

Think along the lines of Afghanistan. The U.S. has informed President Karzai that it is withdrawing its forces. Karzai is not happy with that, and he wants to reject the deal. Again, can Israel rely on American defense even if it accepts it?

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

Please use the Facebook Tab below to leave your comment:

10 Responses to “The Neo-Mandate Solution to the Arab-Israeli Conflict”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kerry and Obama want IIsrael to be an American protectorate, which it will be unless leadership freezes these talks now. The talks have nothing in them for Israel's benefit, it is all stacked against her interests. The hits have been great, the EU Directive, and Horizon 20-20, where Bibi had to gravel to be admitted (recognition of the BDS campaign coming down the pipeline). Then there was the Geneva convention, the vote of the P-5 plus 1, and the news leaks about Valerie Jarret and her secret Iranian talks last year, all this and more lead to the assumption that Israel has a whole new relationship with the US under Obama- Israel is the bad guy, and America is the good guy, come to save the poor Palestinians. Thus, Obama's wish is to coerce through threats Israel into submission. The newly passed EU Directive is meant to cripple Israel in the end and the US went along with it, mums the word. Everything is being done by the West to set Israel up for the fall. The latest Iranian victory has empowered her, to her people, and the world. Countries are lining up to do business with her. More money for her to build her conventional weapons arsenal and a delivery system for her nuke warheads. So thanks to the West and erroneous judgement, Iranian power has been effectively projected into the region, sanctions lifted and the plutonium enrichment goes on.. Again, all of this is done with Israel in mind, in that she will be put into a n existentially dangerous position. Israel must hunker down with its best minds now, and seek the opinion of its most wise and moral Jews. We have no where to turn but inwards. Maybe that is how it is supposed to be. Am Yisrael Chai, Dvorah bee, Irvine.

  2. Anonymous says:

    First and foremost, FREEZE these talks. There are diplomatic measures that could be taken right now, to throw a monkey wrench into the juggernaut coming straight at us. Why have I not seen any of them employed. We have lost the diplomatic war – time to fight back, sink or swim. Doing nothing is not a strategy, nor is trying to time these Arabs out. there are too many of them

  3. Anonymous says:

    Of course Israel cannot depend on the US, with Obama at the helm. They could back down, like in Afghanistan and Iraq, during Gulf War, or it could use its own forces to back the PA. God forbid, if that happened, we would see the most bitter fighting ever.

  4. Stop all Israel-Palestiniab negotiations, Israel has to strike Judea, Samaria and Gaza for his own security and send out all the arabs, like the Syrians are doing with their own people, that is th Midle East law.

  5. Option 2 is the most likely since after the last couple conflicts, not many US politicians will support action in Israel (at least as long as casualties occur). That's alright though, because nobody's tougher than Israel when cornered. It's important not to draw all the neighbors into the fight unless it's possible to defend the homeland while crippling their ability and will to fight at home…shouldn't be too hard to do, wink wink…sherman…temujin…do not salt the fields though…never salt the fields…we can turn the water back on, but getting the salt out of the soil is not easy…

  6. Anonymous says:

    NEVER have the Arabs had legal rights to the land in question. Any respecting Jew and Jewess understands that it is far worse to suffer loss of our national pride, through humiliation by the enemy, because for that sin, of self abasement, or self hatred, we shall surely suffer a thousand deaths. Better to die fighting evil than to live under it.

  7. In my opinion it doesn't really matter what America does or any other country for that matter. Israel will not cease to exist as a nation, that much is certain. Period.

  8. In my opinion it doesn't really matter what America does or any other country for that matter. Israel will not cease to exist as a nation, that much is certain. Period.

  9. While the US makes a deal with Iran, we see that Iran is still in hot pursuit of learning how to make ICBM's. Recently they launched another monkey out to about 75 Kilometers. We sit by and watch and fantasize that even though Iran is working hard in every area of science which would be used to make a nuclear ICBM; that somehow that's all just circumstantial and they in fact really are not. I'd love to hear Kerry's plan of action should he be proven wrong, "which he will". This land has been given to Israel forever by God. It is completely absurd to witness the whole world trying to give it away. When a peace like that IS made it won’t last as it won’t be a true peace and try’s to steal God’s land. The US desire to collaborate with Israel to verify that Iran is living up to it’s nuclear agreements would be the equivalent of Israel going along with the west’s fantasy that Iran is much farther behind than it is in it’s nuclear pursuits. The US proposal to patrol the west bank is also not a solid Idea as no one but the US will respect it; making the US a combatant rather than a peace broker. I believe that these types of decisions are likely going to lead to the war spoken of in Isaiah 17 or possibly another conflict, and a one world government will be set up eventually due in part to the demand for peace and economic concerns after it’s finish. An agreement with Israel and the Arabs will be made and will start the 7 year tribulation period. Three 1/2 years into the tribulation period Russia and an Iranian lead Muslim confederacy will invade Israel and reach down to Egypt but will be defeated by the west. China in recent years has become more determined to set up a hegemony of sorts in Asia and the Pacific. Now they have expanded their “air defense identification zone” to enforce their claims on the Islands they “currently” say are theirs. Rev 9:16 and Rev 16:12 states that the nations of the east will invade and have an army of 200 million men. The forces of the west under the anti-Christ will then fight against the kings of the east in the valley of Armageddon. China looks now to be the leader of that eastern coalition. I wrote a small 6 or 7 page book that talks about what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next

  10. Wayne Addair says:

    How can Israel trust the US? The present administration will not protect their own military personnel, their covert personnel or their ambassadors. How can they protect Israel's border when Obama refuses to protect the US borders? Lastly, how can any country or person trust one word out of Obama's mouth?
    Also, Israel has the full protection of the greatest power available, period.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
John Kerry
Entire Israeli Cabinet Rejects Kerry’s Proposed Ceasefire, Talks Continue
Latest Indepth Stories
Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett

Because let’s face it: Hamas obviously can’t defeat the IDF in the field, soldier against soldier

Shimon Peres meets with the family of fallen IDF soldier Max Steinberg.

As Peres retires, Israel fights sour legacy: Insistence on setting policy in line with hopes, rather than with reality.

Keeping-Jerusalem

Our capital was not arbitrarily chosen, as capitals of some other nations were.

UNHRC High Commissioner Navi Pillay accuses the IDF of possible war crimes in Gaza again, cutting slack to Hamas.

There is much I can write you about what is going here, but I am wondering what I should not write. I will start by imagining that I am you, sitting at home in the Los Angeles area and flipping back and forth between the weather, traffic reports, the Ukraine, Mexican illegals and Gaza. No […]

Should Jews in Europe take more responsibility in self-defense of community and property?

It is time for a total military siege on Gaza; Nothing should enter the Gaza Strip.

Germany’s The Jewish Faith newspaper ominously noted, “We Jews are in for a war after the war.”

The truth is we seldom explore with kids what prayer is supposed to be about.

Almost as one, Jews around the world are acknowledging the day-to-day peril facing ordinary Jews in Israel and the extraordinary service of the IDF in protecting them.

So on the one hand Secretary Kerry makes no bones about who is at fault for the current hostilities: he clearly blames Hamas.

King Solomon said it long ago: “Cast your bread upon the waters” because you don’t know when you’ll hit something. Our job is to do.

The anti-Israel camp does not need to win America fully to its side. Merely to neutralize it would radically alter the balance of power and put Israel in great jeopardy.

More Articles from Barry Rubin
Youssef Ziedan

The interviewer responds, “There was also Balfour.”

peace_clowns

If the Obama/Kerry peace deal does go through, what would the risks be?

Let me make it plain. There will be mass murder, even genocide in Syria.

A large number of pro-Obama and radical or even anti-Israel cadre are Jews.

Does anyone think the Palestinian Authority will resist daily attacks from Hamas and Fatah radicals?

Secret Service security arrangements were overruled.

The Obama Administration plan is very simple, assuming that everything goes smoothly–which of course it will not.

The less you know about Islam, the better. Ignorance is strength.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/rubin-reports/the-neo-mandate-solution-to-the-arab-israeli-conflict/2013/12/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: