I’ve been hoping that you would write about the travesty of Amona. This is one reason that I’m over the moon that Trump selected David Friedman as ambassador. There has never been an ambassador that has understood the historical, legal, political and religious indigenous rights of the Jews of Judea/Samaria and our biblical capital of Jerusalem like this man. He has a deep understanding of the devastating reality of the PA/Hamas Arab Islamic war against Israel and the ever present danger involved. He gets the nitty-gritty of Israel’s unique defense needs. He respectfully acknowledges the beliefs of the political left in Israel and the US.
He opposes the two-state debacle and strongly supports Jews living on the internationally legal Israeli lands of Judea and Samaria. It is time that Israel as a sovereign state act for the benefit of its citizens without consideration or arm twisting from the dysfunctional International agencies and states.
Dan Shapiro, soon to be the former US Ambassador, along with Obama & John Kerry all have blood on their hands. Literally. They will be remembered for their outrageously insensitive and false statements maligning and delegitimizing Israel, while ignoring Abbas’ Palestinian Authority’s true anti-Israel, anti-peace, pro-terror actions and the encouragement of Hamas’ violence; especially the effectiveness of its human shield strategy, which did not go unnoticed by other Islamist terrorist groups. That is also what Hizballah wants: the wholesale deaths of their own people as a trigger for unbearable international pressure against Israel.
Obama & his administration have totally appeased Palestinian terrorists and tyrants, while lecturing and continually applying heavy threats and pressure for Israel to make even more concessions, that would have been deadly for Israel’s short and long term viability, if they had been stupid enough to continue to comply. The violence is motivated by the same racist and sectarian zeal that drives the Islamic State and numerous Arab governments and jihadist groups that have sought to eradicate the presence of the “infidels”, whether Jews, Christians, Kurds or Yazidis, from land that they consider the exclusive preserve of Muslims.
Obama’s administration has been cognizant for its full eight years that it is funding terrorism through the hundreds of millions it gives to the PA that funds their cash for killers program, their budding terrorist-in-training programs in grades 2-12, advanced through the explosively anti-Semitic, anti-American and anti-Israeli UN (UNRWA) textbooks. Over 240 current US-approved textbooks teach Palestinian Arabs how to kill Jews. Since UNRWA’s inception in 1950, the US has provided this terminally corrupt agency $4 billion in contributions. US taxpayers provide $400 million a year for these textbooks. Each time the Republicans have attempted to de-fund this agency or others connected with the PA/UN’s terrorist fraud scheme, Obama has vetoed it.
We are now positioned to truly provide Israel the support that is well deserved. Thank goodness for Donald Trump!