Bibi: Germany’s Merkel Mistaken That Palestinian UN Upgrade Would Foster Peace

December 6, 2012 11:08 am 3 comments

While German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) has vowed that the German parliament will pass legislation legalizing circumcision in the fall, negotiations over the language of such a bill have revealed that many in the Bundestag may push for restrictions on the practice such as forcing the use of anesthetics or requiring a doctor to be present. Photo: Jacques Grießmayer.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was mistaken to believe that the Palestinians’ upgrade to nonmember observer state status at the United Nations “would in some way foster peace.”

“In fact the opposite is the case: after the UN vote, the Palestinian Authority under president [Mahmoud] Abbas is making plans to join with the terrorists of Hamas,” Netanyahu told the Die Welt newspaper upon visiting Germany.

Germany abstained from the UN vote Nov. 29, rather than opposing the Palestinians’ move.

“I would be insincere if I didn’t say I was disappointed, as were many people in Israel, by the German vote in the UN,” Netanyahu said. “People know that there is a special relationship between Germany and Israel.”

Additionally, at a news conference with Netanyahu in Berlin, Merkel said she and Netanyahu “agreed that we disagree” on Israel’s new construction plans in the E1 area near Jerusalem. Merkel said “the work on a two-state solution must be continued” and that “we must keep trying to come to negotiations.” Her spokesman Steffen Seibert said earlier in the week that “Israel is undermining faith in its willingness to negotiate and the geographic space for a future Palestinian state, which must be the basis for a two-state solution, is disappearing.”

Netanyahu, however, explained in his interview with Die Welt that the planned E1 construction was in parts of Jerusalem where the Palestinians had agreed during past talks would be Israeli territory in a peace agreement.

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  • Herman Gershon

    abstention is the coward’s way of avoiding taking a stance. there is no such thing as not voting yes or no. either you agree or you disagree. if it is right vote yes – if it is wrong vote no. there is not voting in between. to abstain is to register no opinion. the mind is uncertain. phooey!

  • When governments like Germany and US abstain from voting it only gives more power to the radical extremists and shows them we are afraid to commit and take a firm stand for democracy.

    When will the world wake up?

    These radical extremists want to wipe Israel off the map and destroy our beloved United States.

    How much more land does Israel have to give up for peace?
    for example: When Gushkativ was evacuated for PEACE and the residents had to leave their homes… bombs still came across the borders.

    Take a look at what is happening in Belgium and other countries.

    Will any of the nations of the world agree to give up land and have their capitals divided when this extremist groups conjure up new histories of their lands?

    I recently saw the MIND BOGGLING documentary “Losing Our Sons” sent to me by: Americans For Peace And Tolerance…Promoting coexistence in an ethnically diverse America.
    It is a heart wrenching recounting by Daris Long and Melvin Bledsoe, two American fathers who lost their sons to unwarranted hatred here in the USA. Carlos Bledsoe murdered Andy Long; an American soldier, in uniform standing in front of a recruiting center in Little Rock Arkansas in June, 2009. Carlos confessed to the crime and justified it for (radical) Islamic reasons.

    Carlos Bledsoe’s statement:
    Recruiting Center Suspect speaks…Associated press interview of Carlos Bledsoe “I don’t think it was murder. Because murder is when a person kills another person without justified reason and what I did is Islamic justified and also justified by common sense, you know. US soldiers are killing innocent men and women and we believe that we have to strike back. ”

    The film is a spellbinding, earnest first person account of their sons’ lives and of the failure of American leaders at every level to acknowledge an ever present and daunting problem: the radicalization of America’s historically peaceful Muslim community.

    In this documentary you also hear about Brigitte Gabriel, Journalist, Author and Activist who was forced to move due to safety concerns and your hear from Ayaan Hirsi Ali a Somali Refugee, Activist and Author and Zuhdi Jasser a former naval officer and practicing cardiologist is President of American Islamic Forum for Democracy One of America’s top moderate Muslim leaders speaking. What you hear from them is quite enlightening.

    I am including some excerpts from the documentary…

    At Tennessee State University… we learn about an organization called Olive Tree education, an Islamic Outreach & Education Group, founded by Awahd Binhazim. “It promotes itself as a peaceful outreach group however at one time its website promoted the teachings of Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, despite homeland security officials calling him the most significant threat to America. “

    On Nov 5, 2009 Major Nidal Hasan son of a Palestinian immigrant murdered 12 of is fellow soldiers and a civilian at Fort Hood, Texas. Major Nidal Hasan identified himself as a Muslim not an American and a follower of Imam Awlaki, who stated that he is proud of Nidal Hasan. Saying that “What he did was a heroic act, a wonderful operation”

    “Olive Tree locations in Tennesse include: Austin Peay University, Cumberland University, Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee Tech University, Montgomery Bell Academy (Grades 7-12), Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University.
    In the documentary we see and hear Awahd Binhazim
    Awahd Binhazim is the Muslim Chaplin at Vanderbilt University who has given sermons that raised concerns at various universities and colleges.

    Included are several quotations from his sermons: “the Shariah is a complete way of life of Muslims….Allah is the one who commands me and tells me what to do. This requires removing from ourselves any personal opinions …He continues to say: Muslims have a problem with Westernization. You as the leaders of tomorrow, will guide the Muslim world reaction to Westernization and Western thought.”

    Narrator:“according to Binhazim most of Islam want to implement Sharia law world wide.
    Binhazim: “The Muslims’ desire is to implement the Sharia in the end is one of their manifestations of their desire to please Allah. And who can deny us that when the world is so lost and far-away from the path of God? Far-away from the path of God!”

    Narator: “Radical Islamic teachers in Nashville like Binhazim preach contempt for Jews and Christians”
    Orthodox Islam teaches that Islam preceded Judaism and Christianity and that Abraham, Moses and Jesus were actually Muslims. They further claim that Jews and Christians must have corrupted their holy texts in order to deny that the early Hebrew prophets and Jesus were actually Muslims.
    Binhazim: “When Muslims say they believe in the Injil- the Gospel, and they believe in the Torah, and they believe in the Psalms. They qualify. They believe that there has been a change in the text of the Torah and the Gospel. Therefore originality was lost… Authenticity was lost…And Muslims regard this to be a deliberate change by corrupt priests of the time. They distorted the word of G-d and eliminated the original Hebrew and Aramaic versions of their scriptures,”

    The former Olive Tree education director Abdulhakim Mohamed ICN Imam in Nashville; and had been the Imam of a the Brooklyn based Al Farooq Mosque in New York which federal prosecutors had previously linked to the failed World Trade Center bombing Feb 26. 1993 and conspiracy to blow up the UN in 1993 as well as the assignation of Rabbi Meir Kahane Nove 5, 1990; is heard preaching in the ICN Mosque 2002=2004: “this country will not be the richest country on Earth because it is the worst country on Earth”….Christians have lost much of their basic in tenants of faith. The truth of Christianity was lost at its earliest stages of infancy. Tomorrow they’ll celebrate Christmas Assuming that Christ is God- or Son of God. There is no greater lie than this. The greatest lie of all time. … “The true evil today is the existence of one state [Israel] Aren’t we this near for a mass battle and war against the Jews? Aren’t they gathering themselves in Palestine?”

    Quotes from books in the Nashville Mosque Library:

    The Nashville Mosque library contains many books promoting questionable views on a variety of subjects such as Christianity claiming that Christian teaching can only result in… quote from: “Islam and Christianity” by Mrs.Ulfat Aziz-us-Samad “…the production of stunted and contorted hypocrites, instead of full grown human beings.”
    Christianity is seen as a corruptions of Christ’s message. She states in her book ” Islam is the true religion of Jesus.

    “Towards understanding Islam by Abdul A’la Mawdud: “Jihad is as much primary duty of the Muslims as are the daily payer or fasting.” “The greatest sacrifice made in the way of God is Jihad. In it man sacrifices not only his own life and belongings but destroys those of others as well…even if it were thousands or more”

    “Veiling and Un-Veiling” by Halah Bint Abdullah “The veil should cover the whole body of the woman including the face and palms of the hand. A woman being unveiled will be in a state of rebellion against Islamic society”

    In addition to hateful literature held in the library Binhazim and his associates have made some bizarre claims telling Vanderbilt students that Muslims discovered America

    Source: Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid: “African Muslims, we know, traveled up the Mississippi. The early Muslims that came before Columbus, that went up the Mississippi, they made contact with the native people! And they mixed with these tribes! They intermarried with these tribes. ”

    Finally I am adding the following:
    Statement from Daris Long
    My son was not killed for who he was, He was killed for what he was. Quinton Ezeagwula was wounded for what he was. They each were a soldier wearing his uniform who went to work that day in the heartland of his country and they were attacked for it.

    Committee hearings
    Mr Bledsoe spoke at the House Homeland Security Committee, March 9, 2011 on the “Extent of Radicalization Among American Muslims.” He was invited to appear on capital Hill during Congressman Peter King’s hearings on home grown Islamic Radicalization. A few months later Daris appeared at the hearing on Dec 8, 2011
    What you listen to from these hearings is unbelievable and will blow your mind.

    The Department of Justice’s decision regarding the killing of Private Andrew Long
    The Department of Justice decided that the killing of Private Andrew Long was not an act of terrorism and not even a federal crime.
    According to the Army Statement: “Although the shootings of Private Long and Ezeagwula were tragic and reprehensible, there remains insufficient evidence to demonstrate the two soldiers’ entitlement to award the Purple Heart”

    The Defense Department’s response to the attack at Fort Hood in Texas
    The Defense Department has taken a similar attitude towards the attack at Fort Hood in Texas. Non of the dead were considered to be victims of Islamic Terror.

    We are left with…the question presented by Daris Long: “How come the only two instances of terrorism since 911 in this country the only two times people are killed neither one of those is in Federal Court?” Fort hood is being handled as a simple murder by the Army. [Fort Hood Shootings Report…for more information hsgac.senate.gov]

    And …

    Melvin Bledsoe tells us: “There are people here bent on destroying America….the America we live.. the America we know…He thinks that his cause was for Allah…and that Allah would let him see paradise…I have a hole in my heart….
    My heart does bleed for the family of the victim.

    A crime was committed against him first before he committed the crime he committed… he was a victim as well. I hope that the American people can hear me and that the world can hear me…
    Perhaps we can save more lives if the American people know what’s going on, know what happened/ in my son’s case shouldn’t happen to any one….It’s the saddest day of my life…I want to be able to say this to the American people and to the world… IT HAPPENED TO MY SON TODAY…TOMORROW YOUR SON.”

  • Islamic culture is a War Culture

    The Arabs are controlled by this and do not know it!

    The Middle East conflict is an Islamic Cultural War.

    It is not about land, rights or settlements, water or being politically left or right. If it were it would have been solved long ago. It is not.

    It is Cultural War that means Islamic Culture must destroy Western Culture or Western Culture must destroy Islamic Culture.

    It is a Genocidal War.

    We can try changing them but that would be very difficult or even impossible

    The book “Culture and Conflict”, explains it clearly. It shows that current cultural conditions in the Arab Middle East will not support internal development, advancement or peace until there is a major cultural change. “It is critical that we understand our enemy. That is step one in every conflict,” RR. Philip Carl Salzman, INSB # 978-1-59102-587-0.

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