Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yet Another Reason Israel Can't Rely on Agreements With The Obama Regime

Because agreements with this president and his team rarely mean anything, especially when it comes to Israel.

A little over two decades ago, Israel signed a piece of paper called the Oslo Accords with terrorist Yasser Arafat and gave the PLO control of part of Judea and Samaria and a piece of Gaza in exchange for commitments that were never kept. One of the many reasons it was a huge mistake is that it legitimized one of Israel's enemies and gave them a base to operate out of. And being a piece of paper, it's subject to interpretation by the U.S. and others, and almost never in Israel's favor, especially since Barack Obama slithered into the Oval Office.

A case in point on how this works is the US State Department's temper tantrum over supposed 'unequal treatment' American citizens whom refer to themselves as Palestinians.
"The US government seeks equal treatment and freedom to travel for all US citizens regardless of national origin or ethnicity," State Department spokesman John Kirby said.

"Specifically, the US government remains concerned at the unequal treatment that Palestinian-Americans and other Arab-Americans receive at Israel's borders and checkpoints."

Kirby did not address the specifics of individual reports, instead referring reporters to Israeli authorities.

What's the unequal treatment? That those Americans whom identify as Palestinians can only enter Israel via the Allenby Bridge from Jordan rather than Ben-Gurion Airport.Which, by the way is exactly what the Oslo Accords stipulate and what the PLO, Israel and the United States agreed to and signed on to!

You think the risk of terrorism and the need to screen Americans whom identify themselves as Palestinians might just have something to do with that? That Israel is trying to avoid a potential terrorist from shutting down its major airport?

To make this even more ridiculous, the State Department's own website clearly tells Americans whom claim to be Palestinians not to enter Israel via Ben-Gurion and that they are required to enter from Jordan:

"Many Palestinian nationals or dual nationals seeking to enter via Ben-Gurion have been sent back to the United States upon arrival," the website notes. "Others have been allowed to enter Israel but told they cannot depart Israel via Ben-Gurion without special permission, which is rarely granted."

This is especially revealing in view of what the Obama regime is asking Israel to accept when it comes to retreating to the pre '67 cease fire lines and the farcical Iran deal. When you can't trust people to keep existing agreements, why trust them on new ones?

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