By Jack Engelhard
Back, several years ago, when Hillary Clinton kissed Suha Arafat, well, some of us thought of it as just a “fem thing,” you know, sisters of the world unite and all that. You must remember this — right after Suha (falsely) accused Israel of poisoning Arab children, Hillary offered Suha a big fat smooch of consolation. (Google and Wikipedia have the photo.)
Was it just a fling, or is it True Love?
Must be true love because Hillary, traveling as Secretary of State in pantsuits, makes it clearer every day that she will not rest until, peace by peace, all of Israel is declared a Jew-free zone. Only a few days ago, Hillary insisted that “settlement expansions [must] cease. This is our position. We intend to press that point.”
Shucks – people do change after they get in office. Beware the politician who sobers up after bingeing on campaign promises. Hillary the Candidate spoke of “our deep and lasting bonds between the United States and Israel.” Hillary the Secretary of State suddenly stopped being so pleasant, citing Israel’s “actions” as “unhelpful.” What happened between then and now? Then, she needed dollars and support.
Now, free at last to speak her true mind, Hillary is back kissing Suha. Who is Suha? This is a woman who was married to the most fertile killer of Jews since Adolph Hitler and though Hitler (for some reason) never won a Nobel Prize for Peace, Yasser Arafat did. Yasser Arafat died a very rich man. He got rich the old-fashioned way; through theft.
The “international community,” including the United States, poured BILLIONS into Yasser Ararat’s coffers and while some of this loot was distributed among his people, this Nobel laureate kept several billion for himself, for his cronies and naturally, for his wife. Today, Suha suffers for her people in Paris.
We don’t know exactly how much money she got, but according to some estimates, she manages to go shopping on the Champs Elysees at about $10 million a month. Other reports have her living splendidly in Libya. Either way, your tax dollars at work, Mr. and Mrs. America!
Hillary was supposed to be different from her predecessor Condoleezza Rice. While the rest of the world was going to hell, Condi was fixed on Israel, or rather, on how to dismantle Israel. She kept spreading the news that Arabs must stay, Jews must go. Hillary’s message is the same, except that Hillary is even more urgent and hysterical about this.
When it comes to Israel (and it always comes to Israel) neither Hillary nor her boss, Barack Obama, trouble themselves with diplomatic niceties. They go directly to Al Capone/Chicago Speak, like this. “He [Obama] wants to see a stop to settlements – not some settlements, not outposts, not ‘natural growth’ exceptions.” That’s right, it’s time to get tough on the Jews and persuade them that as Gaza goes, so must all of Israel go – to the dogs of Hamas. Call it, if you will, Gangster Politics.
[Hillary before the election: “Let me be clear. I know Senator Obama will be a good friend of Israel.”]
Yesterday it wasn’t “the settlements.” No, it was the “apartheid.” Before that it was “the occupation.” Get the trick? It always has to be SOMETHING to “Get Israel.” Sometimes it works. The minute he arrived home from the White House, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began the “peace process” of dismantling some two dozen outposts. That is still not good enough, of course.
We just heard Hillary say that it is “unhelpful.” We know, therefore, what Hillary and Obama have in mind, the Saudi Plan or any other “plan” that seeks to sweet-talk Israel out of existence. The latest trick – yes, one trick after another – was the demand that Israel fly the United Nations flag over Jerusalem. Nice try.
The Israelis did not fall for that one. Not yet.
While North Korea threatens to nuke South Korea, Hillary is obsessed with Israel. Maybe it’s the climate and besides, it’s so much easier to push the Jews around.
So, indeed, we’re back to those lyrics from the movie “Casablanca” – that “the fundamental things apply, as time goes by.”
Rather this, though, from Deuteronomy, as a blessing for Israel against her adversaries:
“You shall not fear them, for the Lord your God, He it is that fights for you.”
This commentary appears at www.israelnationalnews.com
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Novelist Jack Engelhard wrote the international bestselling novel “Indecent Proposal” that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. His latest novels are “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “The Girls of Cincinnati.” Engelhard can be reached at www.jackengelhard.com