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Report: US to Squeeze Israel into De Facto Surrender of Settlements

The Obama administration is taking off its mask from its being the negotiator for the Palestinian Authority.
If Kerry gets his way and forces Israel into another building freeze, many Arab construction workers are going to be unemployed.

If Kerry gets his way and forces Israel into another building freeze, many Arab construction workers are going to be unemployed.
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The Obama administration’s next step in satisfying the Palestinian Authority is to demand that Israel clamp a building freeze on Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria that it assumes eventually will be destroyed and whose families will be expelled, Army Radio reported Wednesday.

The radio network quoted unnamed American negotiators as saying that a partial building freeze will be necessary to coax PA  chairman Mahmoud Abbas  into continuing  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace talk strategy, which has been a thin camouflage for forcing Israel to accept most of Abbas’ conditions for the creation of the Palestinian Authority as a country.

So far, Kerry has not demanded or suggested that Abbas make any moves to stop incitement, control terror, recognize Israel as a Jewish state, accept the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria, or forfeit all demands that Israel accept foreign Arabs immigrants.

The report came hours before  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Abbas in Paris.

The office of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has not responded to the report, and if reporters ask the U.S. State Dept. about it at today’s daily press session, they will undoubtedly receive the same answer to every other rumor – “no comment” but stated in approximately 200 words of a song and dance.

Netanyahu cannot be expected to reject anything, given his lengthy record of capitulating on almost every issue in years of off-and-on discussions with the Palestinian Authority and Obama administration officials.

The only red line that Netanyahu has held is the demand that Abbas call Israel a Jewish state, a questionable condition that makes Israel appear anywhere from proud to silly, depending on one’s view.

The stakes get higher each time a concession is made. Agreeing to freeze construction for Jews in outlying Jewish communities would be a de facto surrender of all Jews living there. On paper, the Prime Minister could argue that if Kerry’s efforts fail, Israel would renew construction.

But history shows that every concession by Israel becomes another fact on the ground that allows negotiations to drag on until another concession is demanded,

If Netanyahu were to agree, the coalition government could crumble, leaving Netanyahu with the option of calling elections or risking a break-up of the Likud-Beiteinu party and chancing the success of forming a new government with Labor and the Haredi Shas and United Torah Judaism parties.

If the report in Army radio is a trial balloon and Netanyahu doesn’t buy it, it is going to burst. Once these kinds of ideas are floated, they become a firm condition for Abbas, who so far has been able to depend on Kerry to most of his negotiating with Israel.

The entire “peace talk” marathon is getting messier and messier for Israel. It agreed to start the “nine-month” process last July by freeing 104 terrorists, in four batches.

Ever since that first show of weakness, Netanyahu’s positions have fallen like dominoes because he  is negotiating from weakness and with one hand tied behind his back.

Kerry knows it and is squeezing him for political blood.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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8 Responses to “Report: US to Squeeze Israel into De Facto Surrender of Settlements”

  1. Bridj says:

    At this rate, PM and Kerry will be drawing Abbas back to negotiating table from the point off the Gaza shore where
    where Apollo was claimed to have been found. PM should realize that nothing short of eradication will be enough. Compare Abbas’ original demands–in English.

  2. Even though I do not want to see Israel "squeezed" about any peace agreement, in this, the Jewish people may need to listen. If a peace agreement is reached the Jews who live in Judea and Samaria will only have about 3 and a half years to move out. If they don't, they will be in grave danger from their enemies. I don't like John Kerry or President Obama, but in this particular situation, I agree that the Jews who stay in Judea and Samaria will not be safe. It is a written prophecy about a seven year peace agreement. But halfway through it, the enemies of Israel will break their agreement and will attack the Jews who are living in these areas. If you have friends or family living in these areas PLEASE try to help them to understand that they NEED to move back into JERUSALEM. IT IS FOR THEIR SAFETY!! I pray for the peace of Israel and Jerusalem. Shalom!

  3. Brian Shapiro says:

    Obama is no friend of the Jews.

  4. If Israel bows to Abbas, there is no hope for the rest of the world. I am thoroughly ashamed of the representatives of my country, the United States of America, and pray both she and Israel survives this travesty.

  5. TELL KERRY TO BUZZ OF. TELL HIM HE IS NOT WELCOME IN ISRAEL.
    HE IS WORKING VERY HARD TO DESTROY ISRAEL SO THAT THE TERRORISTS CAN TAKE OVER THE JEWISH STATE.
    HE HAS THREATENED NUTANYAHU '
    "YOU DO AS i SAY, OR ELSE!!"

    KERRY IS A FOOL. GET HIM OUT OF ISRAEL
    BUT WHAT DID JEWS VOTE FOR OBAMA, KNOWING FULL WELL THAT HE IS AN ENEMY OF ISRAEL AND THE JEWS.
    TIME FOR OBAMA TO FACE IMPEACHMENT, hE HAS DONE SO MUCH HARM AND LIED TO USA, THAT HE IS NOW DESTROYING THAT GREAT COUNTRY.

  6. Neavei Isaac says:

    I wish I was eligble to join the IDF. I have jewish ancestors but how to prove that? I also have Arabic and Irish and Scott ancestors. oh well, I am too old anyway.

  7. Obama needs to fix America and keep his nose out of Israel's business! Do not listen to him he can not even make america happy and his ratings are going down.

  8. Leave Israel in peace. All the time thinking of bad things for Israel. Next time, He (GOD) will answer America with his power countries with fire. Return to God, only then will know Israel was created by God for the Jews.

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