web analytics
September 3, 2014 / 8 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Great News: US Has Security Plan for the ‘West Bank’

Maybe it’s a tad undiplomatic to announce it publicly before telling Israel’s prime minister about it?
American soldiers on the march. Does Israel really need them defending its border?

American soldiers on the march. Does Israel really need them defending its border?
Photo Credit: Daniel Dreifuss/Flash 90

We are left, as we so often are, to read chicken entrails and try to divine the purposes of the enigmatic Obama administration.  Ask the question “Cui bono?” – who benefits from this? – and the honest answer comes back: “Blamed if I know.”  I really can’t tell.  It’s not us.  We’re just going to look stupid: the Doofus wandering through a slapstick cartoon unaware of the mayhem he’s leaving in his wake.

It’s not Israel.  As if he needs more on his plate, Netanyahu will now have to choreograph another diplomatic sidestep, one that affirms Israel’s ties to the United States and shores up our tattered global image to the extent possible.  I’m sure Bibi will thank General Allen for all his good work, and wish him a Merry Christmas to boot.

It’s not the Palestinian Arabs either.  They have no intention, for one thing, of suddenly being amenable to a deal they’ve already rejected more than once.  If the U.S. has been drafting the security proposal in consultation with Israel, but not with the Palestinian Authority, I would expect the Arabs to consider that grounds at the very least for slow-rolling any resulting initiatives.  If we find out that Valerie Jarrett has been negotiating a West Bank security proposal with the PA for the last year, unbeknownst to the Israelis (well, OK, the “unbeknownst” part is unlikely), I think we can mainly expect that Ben Affleck will direct the Oscar-winning movie about it all, ca. 2018.  (I don’t see a role for George Clooney or Brad Pitt, but there’s bound to be something for John Goodman.)

This initiative seems so gratuitous as to defy even the conspiracy theorist’s logic.  The only way I can put it in context is to cycle back to the non-deal Iran “deal,” which may not be an actual deal, but which has gotten the pundits in Washington and the capitals of Western Europe talking as if it’s an actual deal.  Team Obama has a pattern of being gratified and requited by such responses, as if they represent something real and meaningful.

It’s hard to imagine being so insistently deluded and narcissistic: to imagine actually judging your impact by whether the pundits’ narrative reflects your intended themes or not, regardless of reality (e.g., that Iran isn’t going to change any of her behavior at all – see here, here, and here – and there is nothing to wait and “see” in the wake of the back-slapping and photo-opping in Geneva).  But so Team Obama seems to interact with its world.  The mainstream media share the blame here, of course (or the credit, depending on your perspective).  The best I can tell, with the West Bank security proposal, the Obama administration is just trying to create a narrative again, one in which it figures, for a brief shining moment, as a superhero.  Then it will be time to move on to the next narrative blast on the geopolitical New & Hot chart.

About the Author:


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.

28 Responses to “Great News: US Has Security Plan for the ‘West Bank’”

  1. Jr Mugas says:

    hmmm..something’s fishy..

  2. Lynne Marton says:

    This has got to be one of the worst thought out disastrous ideas next to the "peace talks". What idiots!!! And publishing it???? They think that……HOLD ON!!! They ARE NOT THINKING – But do they ever?????

  3. they think Israelis are mad!

  4. Don’t insult the USA or our military with your comments. Should you not like the USA; then quit begging for our money and rely on your own.

  5. Israel will survive n thrive without the USA. The USA will not survive without Israel. That is God’s Promised Land to the Jews. God promised Abraham, Isaac n Jacob “I will make of u a great nation” “I will Bless those who bless u n Curse those who curse who”. God is the same yesterday, today n FOREVER. Israel is FOREVER.

  6. Berell Kohn says:

    USA didn’t care about Jewish people anyway

  7. Well gee, ya got dumb and dumberer planning your security. What could go wrong?

  8. Thing is, the Palestinians will get their state, Israel will be kept from patrolling along the valley, USA will do it instead, then after a series of attacks on US personnel, the Americans will pull out, like they did in Beirut. Then Israel will be nobbled, it wont be able to guard the borders, the Islamist will flock in and Israel will have to invade, bringing the Ire and the world powers and international criticism. Bibi, on your ramparts, I have appointed watchmen and THEY AINT AMERICAN SOLDIERS……

  9. Myriam Obadia says:

    While I totally disagree with the appraisal of the US soldiers -among whom I served for 6 years- learning that the US has a plan for the "security of the West Bank" doesn't reassure me, especially after I've been told, for the past 10 years, that the US had a plan to prevent Iran from developing uranium enrichment, for eradicating Al Qaida and the Talibans, for insuring democracy in Afghanistan, Irak, Libya, Egypt, and Syria. With a friend like the White House (and especially the State Department), who needs enemies?

  10. What's this new Idea of US Troops in Israel to guard the West Bank or, is it for the Security of the USA. Israel is quite capable to shoulder it's own problem. Now were the USA looking to give some work to a Retired General, they can easily send them to Syria where the civilians have been taking a good bashing. And better still what about Lebanon? The USA can surely use their skill over there by the Border in Lebanon. But surely not Israel.

  11. One fellow say do not say anything about the US, or our army. Its enough that you want our money with a begging Bowl. The Money of the USA is not backed by Gold, they just print money as they go along. They are presently up to their eyeballs in death by over 18 Trillion Dollar's. And this is worrying China, as they would like to dump the Dollar as a Trading Currency. So kindly please tell me where have the US Army been outstanding. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Pakistan, Vietnam. Poor young American lads coming home in Body bags, and also many of the lads from other countries being sent home in bags from Afghanistan. The Taliban only fighting with machine guns and Rocket propelled explosives. Against the Us Army, Air force and Navy positioned in the Arabian sea. Not to mention the Drones. Money down the drain, and death by the thousands. Taliban, al Qaieda still a threat,

  12. Bear Klein says:

    Israelis have their own security plan. Why would they want a White House plan. The White House can not get a website right.

    Israelis do not want anyone other than Israelis protecting Israel.

  13. I''m sure that if Obama asked Israel's help with his Obamacare website the Israelis would have it up and running in no time.

  14. Pearl Ezekiel says:

    We have nobody to trust but G-d. But till we Jews get the massage, the whole world suffers.

  15. Relying on the Obama administration for any part of Israel's "security" is wishful thinking. The man is unreliable and doesn't keep his word. I say that as someone who believed him and voted for him in the first election. He is right up there with Carter, Clinton, and Harding as a great president.

  16. Cathy Sherman says:

    The obama admin is community organizing. That's basically his mode of operation and all he ever does. He has no clue that the Muslim culture doesn't appreciate community organizers and they would probably never accept Americans in "their" stolen land any more than they'd accept Israelis. An infidel is an infidel.

  17. John Mccord says:

    Israel, don't trust kerry or obama.

  18. Israel is small enough geographically and smart enough collectively to create an automated, defense network of drones and other defensive "structures". Let's face it. The US system is bloated and eventually it will run out of resources to fuel its own defensive needs. Israel could make a defensive system that's cheaper, more efficient, and quicker to react to a threat. While Israeli soldiers are among the best in the world, they're limited in number. Eventually, the ants and termites will start pouring into the house again, and against vastly superior numbers, every drop of Israeli blood will have to go a long way…as it always has. Anyways, it's time to create the "golem defense network".

  19. Oh, goody. Now, we are surely saved. The Great U.S. will swoop in and save the day

  20. William Van says:

    Sharon R Spurgeon….Negative comments against the USA and our Army? You should read a little more slowly in order to understand the deeper meanings of the posts here.

  21. William Van says:

    Eve Folley Dombai…Israel is God's promised land to the Jews? There are ten more tribes that God made that promise to that most people think are "lost". Benjamin was swallowed up by Judah. Those ten tribes are not lost. Most of the Christian Nations i.e. Caucasian Nations make up those supposedly lost ten Hebrew tribes. Israel is NOT just for the tribe of Judah, but for all the tribes that make up Israel.

  22. William Van says:

    Martin O'Connor…The USA and the UK will always be on the side of Israel, no matter what elected idiot temporarily takes the Helm.

  23. William Van says:

    Pearl Ezekiel…No one to trust but G-d. Exactly correct. I agree.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Hamas's leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh (in blue shirt, center), benefitted politically - and in a dramatic fashion - from this summer's war.  Photo from Hamas victory rally, Aug. 27, 2014.
Gazan Deaths and Destruction Dramatically Drives Popularity for Hamas
Latest News Stories
O.J. Simpson is converting to Islam. He was charged in 1994 with nearly decapitating his ex-wife.

O.J. Simpson is converting to Islam. He was charged with his ex-wife’s murder in 1994. She was nearly decapitated.

Hamas's leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh (in blue shirt, center), benefitted politically - and in a dramatic fashion - from this summer's war.  Photo from Hamas victory rally, Aug. 27, 2014.

Rockets and violence over diplomacy and passivity is the Palestinian Arab ruling style of choice, as reflected in a PCPSR poll.

Lady Gaga defies BDS  again with a show in Tel Aviv  on Sept. 13, 2014.

Maybe Abbas should accuse Lady Ga-Ga of incitement for saying “Shalom.”

British Jew Neil Masterson allegedly punched anti-Semitic MP George Galloway in the face.

The prosecutor says Masterson told police, “I didn’t want him to think I’m scared.”

Honey cake, gourmet honey, flavored honey, and honey as a recipe in chicken, and even fish, are all expected to contribute to soaring sales of honey this Rosh Hashanah and holiday season. Ironically, the US Department of Agriculture is conducting hearings to define honey or just how much honey is required to qualify for “pure […]

Abbas does not have to push agenda because he has the Obama administration is his spokesman.

The Islamic State (ISIS) has just released a video showing the beheading of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, according to a monitoring group.

Cantor can thank his defeat to a Tea Party candidate for leading him to more lucrative and stable career.

Hamas won the war in political terms, but that won’t stop Kerry.

A farmer in the (legal) Tikkun Olan Cannabis farm near Tzfat. This is one of their greenhouses. The company is licensed by Israel’s Ministry of Health to grow, process and distribute the medicinal plant.

Israeli intelligence sparked a massive manhunt that foiled an Arab terror attack, caught two suspects and kept Israeli civilians safe.

The ‘Talansky affair’ corruption trial of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert re-opened today in Jerusalem.

Iran has successfully tested a new defensive radar and missile system, its air force chief announced Monday.

Diplomatic relations with Israel are likely to remain in deep freeze for the next few years, Turkish PM Davutoglu signals.

Events on the other side of Israel’s northern border are heating up. The IDF is on high alert in the Golan Heights.

More Articles from J. E. Dyer
ZIM Piraeus in happier days. (Image: ShipSpotting.com user b47b56)

ZIM Piraeus isn’t Israeli-owned or flagged, incidentally, it is Greek operated.

Hellfire-300x194

Obama is transparent, if you read his oracular signs with the right key.

ISIS has no intention of “marching on” Baghdad. The Sunni affiliates of ISIS are going to disrupt life there.

Oslo’s moment of unchallenged American supremacy and the illusion of unforced global stasis, passed.

Could the Obamas be any more “let ‘em eat cake”?

The Obama administration wants to take over the short-term financial services industry.

The topics are “The Reagan Strategy,” and the “Iran Time Bomb.”

Maybe it’s a tad undiplomatic to announce it publicly before telling Israel’s prime minister about it?

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/great-news-us-has-security-plan-for-the-west-bank/2013/12/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: