Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, knows that in the struggle for peace, his biggest hurdle is public opinion and the negative bias against Israel. The leftist news media has propagated the false narrative that Israel is the invader of Palestinian lands when just the opposite is true. Obama, in his latest statements at the United Nations, also promoted Israel’s need to give up land to the Palestinians.
Before Israel became a nation in May of 1948, there was no such nation as Palestine or ethnic group called Palestinians. Those terms were invented by an Arab Muslim terrorist called Yasser Arafat who became the leader of a terrorist organization called the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Palestine was the name used by the ancient Romans to refer to the nation of Israel and is what we now call “The Holy Land.” The history of Israel in the land dates back 3500 years.
In a speech before the UN, PM Netanyahu gave an impassioned plea to Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, to speak to the Israeli Knesset and offered to return the gesture by speaking before the Palestinian parliament in Ramallah.
The Jerusalem Post quoted Netanyahu:
“The road to peace runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York. We will not accept any attempt by the UN to dictate terms to Israel,” Netanyahu said
Netanyahu went on to challenge Abbas to help end the hatred between the two groups:
“I call on President Abbas: you have a choice to make. You can continue to stoke hatred as you did today or you can finally confront hatred and work with me to establish peace between our two peoples.”
He also extolled the advantages of being Israel’s partner instead of her enemy after telling the UN to end it’s obsession over Israel:
“The sooner the UN’s obsession with Israel ends, the better. The better for Israel, the better for your countries, the better for the UN itself.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, one message for you today: Lay down your arms, the war against Israel in the UN is over.”
“The change will happen in this hall because back home your governments are rapidly changing their attitudes toward Israel, and sooner or later that’s going to change the way you vote at the UN,” he told the assembled representatives.
“More and more nations see Israel as a potent partner.”
That Israel wants and is desperately trying to achieve a lasting peace, we can be sure of. Whether Israel achieves that peace depends upon whether they are able change the perception in the minds everyone concerned that Israel isn’t the monster that the Palestinians are portraying them to be. The problem is, the Muslims will never change that narrative until Israel is gone!
Source: The Jerusalem Post