Bibi pays a high price for US friendship

Caroline Glick writes about the easing of the Gaza blockade and what that means for US-Israeli relations:

In plain English that means that the administration doesn't trust Israel. It will escalate its pressure on Israel by among other things, pressuring it to provide members of the illegal Hamas regime in Gaza greater access to Judea and Samaria.

AS IF anticipating its next capitulation, government spokesmen told the media that in addition to ending economic sanctions on Gaza, Israel is now considering permitting the EU to station inspectors at its land crossings into Gaza. That is, Israel is considering a move that will constitute a first step towards surrendering its sovereign control over its borders.

The economic sanctions the government is now cancelling were not simply legal, they were required by international law. Binding UN Security Council resolution 1373 requires states and non-state actors to deny support of any kind to terrorist organizations. And here, in a bid to win international "legitimacy" for its lawful blockade of Gaza, Israel has bowed to US pressure to unlawfully facilitate the economic prosperity of an area controlled by an illegal terrorist organization.

There is something pathetic about the Prime Minister's office's protestations that by bowing to White House pressure the nations of the world will now accept our right to defend ourselves from an Iranian-controlled terrorist organization committed to the genocide of the Jewish people. After all, we have heard these hollow words many times before.

That's the bottom line; Netanyahu has bowed to US pressure, probably under dire threats of Washington enmity unless Israel caved to Obama administration demands on the blockade. What is lost in the process of Israel's absolute right - enjoyed by every other country in the world - to defend itself as it best sees fit.

Let's hope that this move to assuage the feelings of Obama and Hamas doesn't backfire if the terrorists step up their attacks on Israeli innocents.




Caroline Glick writes about the easing of the Gaza blockade and what that means for US-Israeli relations:

In plain English that means that the administration doesn't trust Israel. It will escalate its pressure on Israel by among other things, pressuring it to provide members of the illegal Hamas regime in Gaza greater access to Judea and Samaria.

AS IF anticipating its next capitulation, government spokesmen told the media that in addition to ending economic sanctions on Gaza, Israel is now considering permitting the EU to station inspectors at its land crossings into Gaza. That is, Israel is considering a move that will constitute a first step towards surrendering its sovereign control over its borders.

The economic sanctions the government is now cancelling were not simply legal, they were required by international law. Binding UN Security Council resolution 1373 requires states and non-state actors to deny support of any kind to terrorist organizations. And here, in a bid to win international "legitimacy" for its lawful blockade of Gaza, Israel has bowed to US pressure to unlawfully facilitate the economic prosperity of an area controlled by an illegal terrorist organization.

There is something pathetic about the Prime Minister's office's protestations that by bowing to White House pressure the nations of the world will now accept our right to defend ourselves from an Iranian-controlled terrorist organization committed to the genocide of the Jewish people. After all, we have heard these hollow words many times before.

That's the bottom line; Netanyahu has bowed to US pressure, probably under dire threats of Washington enmity unless Israel caved to Obama administration demands on the blockade. What is lost in the process of Israel's absolute right - enjoyed by every other country in the world - to defend itself as it best sees fit.

Let's hope that this move to assuage the feelings of Obama and Hamas doesn't backfire if the terrorists step up their attacks on Israeli innocents.




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