I Hope the US Government Stands Firm Against This New Threat to Israel’s Existence!


Now that Israel, Greece and the U.S. have bullied the Flotilla activists to such a degree that some have been arrested and it appears the Freedom Flotilla will simply not happen this year, Israel is on to the next big threat to its existence- pro-Palestinian activists flying into Ben Gurion airport and announcing they want to travel to Palestine:

A coalition of organizations has made public its intention to have hundreds of international activists land at Ben-Gurion airport this Friday, July 8th, and openly admit their intention to visit the Palestinian Territories. The campaign has been named “Welcome to Palestine.”

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A police source told the daily Maariv that an effort will be made to locate the activists before they board their flights to Israel. “Those who will try to disturb public order will be dealt with,” a spokesperson for the Foreign Office told the site Walla.co.il.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office has released a statement declaring that the arrival of the protesters “is a continuation of the efforts to undermine Israel’s right to exist.” Netanyahu ordered the Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharomowitz (Israel Beitenu) to handle the preparation of all security agencies to the arrival of the activists.

Yup, that’s it. All they are going to do is arrive and say “Hi, we’re here to visit Palestine.” The End. And that apparently threatens Israel’s right to exist.

Israel says it is going to “locate the activists before they board their flights to Israel?” How in the world are they going to do that? Turn this into a full-scale covert intelligence operation?

Did it ever occur to Israel that perhaps ignoring these things and not creating a huge hullabaloo and media frenzy, might actually be preferable to turning every little thing into a huge international incident? Oh, sorry, I forgot- Israel has to turn everything into a huge international incident otherwise people might forget the whole world is out to get them.

Of course, the more Israel push backs and makes a huge fuss, the more activists are going to be inspired to come up with new and exciting ways to get Bibi Netanyahu’s britches all tied up in a knot.

So, now, what is the State Dept. going to say? That these activists don’t have a right to air travel? That flying the friendly skies is a needless provocation? Isn’t it a bit strange that we supported and continue to support Egypt, Libya, and Syria’s protests movements even though at times they became violent (in self defense), while taking the position that sailing to Gaza or simply flying to Israel with a particular point of view and uttering one sentence, is an “unnecessary provocation?”

I really hope the State Department has better things to do than to do than dignify this “but they are undermining our right to exist!” nonsense.

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4 Comments on “I Hope the US Government Stands Firm Against This New Threat to Israel’s Existence!”

  1. Carolyn-Rodham Says:

    Next thing: Palestinians procreating will be declared a continuation of efforts to undermine Israel’s right to exist. And Israel shall smite all first born sons of Palestine, heck the second and third born while they’re at it, and the first born of their beasts for good measure, as a divine demonstration of power and displeasure designed to persuade Palestinians to “just get the hell off our land.” And Bibi shall stretch out his hand upon the waters of Palestine, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their…oh wait, no more water. And if they still refuse to go, Bibi shall bring forth all manner of frogs and lice and flies and shall bulldoze the Palestinian livestock…uh wait, been there, done that. Boils! Locusts! All non-Jewish tourists including converts and those who have married into the faith shall be turned away because you never can tell who’s a closet anti-Semite with sedition on their mind. And the IDG shall develop an elite corps of thought police whose job will be to control not only the speech and actions of pro-Palestinians but even their “crimethink.” And Bibi will insist on being called by his full name: Big Brother….

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  2. seamus6 Says:

    I was rather hoping that on July 4th you Americans would declare your independence from Israel but instead you did the opposite w/ your actions re: the Flotilla! Bad Americans!

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  3. thainjacobs Says:

    You know if Obama and Hillary spent as much time trying to get the Israelis and Palestinians to make the necessary concessions as they do trying to prevent the free speech, freedom of movement and freedom to assemble of pro-Palestinian activists, we’d have two states by now. Then throw in the amount of time they are spending trying to prevent the Palestinians going to the UN. Then there’s the amount of time they spend trying to kill/whitewash UN reports and the like.

    It’s amazing really. Our own government cares more about a little state the size of a straw that does nothing whatsoever for us accept cause us grief and insult us every five minutes, than they care about actual AMERICAN citizens. When Furkan Dogan was murdered (executed) with 6 bullets to the head and back at close range by Israel, did Hillary ever say his name out loud? Of course not. But she was very, very sad when those Jewish Israelis were killed in the Itmar attacks. Sorry, that aint workin’ for me.

    I saw a poll in J-Post- 75% of American jews support Netanyahu. Guess what then? He’s yours. You break it, you buy it.

    South Sudan will be a state as declared by the UN soon. They don’t even have a government yet and they don’t meet most of the requirements for statehood. The Palestinians do meet the requirements.

    Interesting, huh? The Obama admin. is patting itself on the back for Southern Sudan (I guess Omar al Bashir will get off scott free) while the violence there rages on and I really do think we care about Sudan because of their resources. I don’t think our interest there is entirely humanitarian.

    Meanwhile, everyone runs around saying “the UN isn’t the place to declare a state!” Huh? Really? Seems like the perfect place.

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  4. thainjacobs Says:

    You know if Obama and Hillary spent as much time trying to get the Israelis and Palestinians to make the necessary concessions as they do trying to prevent the free speech, freedom of movement and freedom to assemble of pro-Palestinian activists, we’d have two states by now. Then throw in the amount of time they are spending trying to prevent the Palestinians going to the UN. Then there’s the amount of time they spend trying to kill/whitewash UN reports and the like.

    It’s amazing really. Our own government cares more about a little state the size of a straw that does nothing whatsoever for us accept cause us grief and insult us every five minutes, than they care about actual AMERICAN citizens. When Furkan Dogan was murdered (executed) with 6 bullets to the head and back at close range by Israel, did Hillary ever say his name out loud? Of course not. But she was very, very sad when those Jewish Israelis were killed in the Itmar attacks. Sorry, that aint workin’ for me.

    I saw a poll in J-Post- 75% of American jews support Netanyahu. Guess what then? He’s yours. You break it, you buy it. Pass around the collection cup at the next seder and raise money for your leader. Let us keep our billions and use it to rebuild AMERICA, rather than funding a racist occupation.

    South Sudan will be a state as declared by the UN soon. They don’t even have a government yet and they don’t meet most of the requirements for statehood. The Palestinians do meet the requirements.

    Interesting, huh? The Obama admin. is patting itself on the back for Southern Sudan (I guess Omar al Bashir will get off scott free) while the violence there rages on and I really do think we care about Sudan because of their resources. I don’t think our interest there is entirely humanitarian.

    Meanwhile, everyone runs around saying “the UN isn’t the place to declare a state!” Huh? Really? Seems like the perfect place.

    Israel being an asshat to the folks coming by air:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ga-NZAmsphLH-4cn7bD_96Mslksg

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