- What country in the Middle East occupies the lands of
other people? What country in the Middle East is in violation of more
than 60 United Nations resolutions? What country in the Middle East
openly practices a policy of assassinating its political opponents? What
country in the Middle East routinely violates international law? What
country in the Middle East possesses nuclear weapons, refuses to sign
the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and refuses to allow international
inspection of its nuclear facilities?
- The answer to all of the above is Israel.
- And here's one more question: What country in the
world poses the greatest danger to the future of the United
- Same answer: Israel.
- OK, I know that sounds shocking. How could a little
country the size of New Jersey pose any threat to the United States?
Well, how could a little country drain more than $100 billion from the
U.S. Treasury? How could a little country attack and try to sink a U.S.
Navy ship in international waters and avoid any kind of congressional
investigation? How can a little country openly brag to third parties
that it controls the U.S. Congress? And partner, Israel does.
- In Queen Noor's recent book, she says that her husband
was dismayed when Congress told Jordanians that they would definitely
not be given the things promised to them in exchange for a peace treaty
with Israel. Queen Noor said her husband called Israeli Prime Minster
Yitzhak Rabin and told him of the problem. "Don't worry about it," Rabin
replied. "I'll take care of it." And he did.
- Now, let's be clear about this. Here you have the
prime minister of one foreign country telling the king of another
foreign country that he can get the U.S. Congress to reverse its
position. And he did it. Too bad American governors don't have that kind
of influence. And, as a quick aside, why do American taxpayers have to
pay for Israel's peace treaties?
- There are many examples to cite, but let me refer you
to a book, "They Dare to Speak Out," by former U.S. Rep. Paul Findley.
The publisher is Lawrence Hill books.
- The problem and danger to the United States is that
Israel effectively dictates U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
Israel supporters were the architects of the war against Iraq, and if
they can, they will get us into wars with Syria and Iran, thus
eliminating Israel's enemies. They would like nothing better than for
the United States to be at war with the entire Muslim world.
- As I write this, the United States has once again
vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution demanding that
Israel not assassinate the elected leader of the Palestinians. Great
God, how do you think that plays in the Arab world when we cannot bring
ourselves to condemn what would be a war crime? It's no wonder the World
Trade Center towers came down. It's no wonder American soldiers are
ducks in an Iraqi shooting gallery. Israel is the source of terrorism in
the Middle East, both that directed at it and that directed at
- And, by the way, it is Yasser Arafat who is the man of
peace, not Ariel Sharon. It was Arafat who persuaded Palestinians to
recognize Israel's right to exist, who persuaded them to accept a
two-state solution, which means they will settle for 22 percent of their
own country. And it is Sharon who refuses to give them even that. It is
Sharon who rejected the "road map." It is Sharon who kicks sand in the
face of little George Bush any time he feels like it.
- And don't kid yourself. Regardless of what the
Israelis say, they intend to kill Arafat. They know he will not
surrender, so they will just say he died "in an exchange of gunfire."
Then prospects for peace are dead forever, and the state of Israel will
start its slide toward oblivion.
- The question for Americans is this: How long do you
want to bleed lives and treasure because your corrupt politicians have
sold their souls to the lobby of a foreign country now led by a fanatic
- © 2003 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.