12 September 2013

Has Israel Been Backed Into a Corner?

8 Tishrei 5774

I wonder if the policy analysts are taking into consideration the new mindset taking place in Jerusalem since Obama proved that the US is no longer a reliable ally.  Can you possibly imagine the blow back on Jews if after the superpowers pulled the world back from the brink, Israel acts on its own?

Israel says will act if WMDs transferred to Hezbollah

As the international community tries to reach an understanding regarding Syrian chemical disarmament, Israel closely monitors the actions of President Bashar Assad. Officials made clear Wednesday night that Israel has not withdrawn, and the red lines it set in reference to Assad have not changed. In other words, Jerusalem clarified, if the Syrian president tries to deliver chemical weapons, or weapons that tip the scales in favor of Hezbollah, Israel will act to prevent their transfer.

“Our red lines have not changed," said an Israeli official. "Assad should understand already that he should not play around with us on this issue. Our policy has not changed, despite what is happening in the international arena. If something looks to us like an unusual step, it will be dealt with." These words were spoken even as the international effort to reach an agreement went up a level – Wednesday night five members of the UN Security Council were expected to meet to further discuss solving the Syrian crisis.

...Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a jab at US President Barack Obama in comments he made on Wednesday night, emphasizing his position that Israel cannot trust anyone on security issues.

To naval officers at a graduation ceremony in Haifa, Netanyahu said, "These days, perhaps more than ever, the main rule that guides me in my actions as prime minister and on which I am very particular, is: If I am not for myself, who will be? If we are not for ourselves, who will be? We are for ourselves." Hours later, Ya'alon re-emphasized the same principle, during a ceremony at the Latrun Armored Corps Memorial, "In the fog that covers the Middle East, we must understand that we need to rely only on ourselves.

Unfortunately, the secular Zionists have learned nothing in 100 years.  With them it's still 'kohi botzem yadi' when in reality, it is 'ayn od milvado.'

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