Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive
doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and
conducted counter-Arab propaganda programs for college youth, has
lectured on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has publicly
debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been
published in dozens of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world.
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As President Obama gets ready to visit the Summit Of
The Americas, my thoughts about the Middle East
travel to Latin America as well.
Regardless of what does or does not happen between
Israel and an Iran which has repeatedly stated that
it intends to destroy the Jewish State, the future
of Arab-Israeli politics really does largely depend
Let me explain…
I called it years ago in my “It’s
So Bad It’s Good" and much earlier still
Out For The Set Up"
While the State Department--with Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice at the helm--really wasn’t given
much choice other than to express disappointment
with the results of the Arabs’ 2007 Saudi-hosted
Mecca Accord (which brought Hamas and Fatah’s Abbas
closer together but rejected anything to do with
actually arriving at peace with a viable Israel),I
predicted that the Foggy Folks’ position would very
shortly revert back to normalcy--squeezing the Jews,
no matter what.
Sure enough, the ink had barely dried on that good
cop/bad cop Arab accord when State resurrected the
earlier alleged Saudi Peace (of the grave) Plan--the
one the Obama Administration has now largely
In case you forgot, here’s a summary of that plan:
Israel, surrounded by almost two dozen Arab states
carved out of over six million square miles of
territory (which Arabs conquered mostly from
non-Arab peoples), first agrees to return to its
1949 armistice lines--not borders. Those lines were
where the fighting stopped after six Arab states
invaded a re-born Israel in 1948. They were never
meant to be permanent borders, as a reading of any
of the United Nations' representatives' writings at
the time clearly show.
Judea and Samaria--aka, the "West Bank"--must once
again become Judenrein, and so forth.
Among other things, those Auschwitz Lines made
Israel an average of a mere nine to fifteen miles
wide at its strategic waist, where most of its
and infrastructure are
located. Most people travel farther than that just
to go to the mall or to work. And recall that the U.
N. stood by and watched as Israel was attacked. It
only got involved after Israel turned the tide to
limit Arab losses. This became the pattern that
would often be repeated.
After the Arabs, led by Egypt's Nasser, blockaded
Israel at the Straits of Tiran in 1967 (a casus
belli ),amassed 100,000 troops on Israel’s borders,
ordered the U.N. peacekeeping force out of Sinai,
daily bragged that the extermination of Israel was
near (I still have the newspaper reports and
pictures of this from May ‘67), and shelled Israel
from what was then the Jordanian half of Jerusalem,
the Six Day War soon erupted.
When the dust settled, the architects of U.N.
Security Council Resolution 242 (Eugene Rostow, Lord
Caradon, etc.) saw to it that the final draft of the
resolution did not ask Israel to return to those
fragile '49 armistice lines.
In fact, 242 calls for the creation of secure and
recognized borders to replace those lines, and any
withdrawal at all was to come in the context of real
peace agreements (not phony “hudna” ceasefires)
between Israel and its assorted Arab would-be
executioners. President Reagan and other American
officials confirmed this later on as well.
The State Department, however, has been another
story…those same folks who fought President Truman
and rejected Israel’s rebirth in the first place in
The Foggy Folks have constantly tried their best to
undermine Israel’s attempt to undo the travesty of
those ‘49 armistice lines. A reading of my
Resolution To Kill The Resolution provides much
detail about this. Besides being a chapter in my
heavily-documented book http://q4j-middle-east.com,
here's an updated version of that analysis as well
Indeed, just a few weeks after Secretary Rice
muttered some sanity over the Mecca Accords, she
embraced the Wahhabi “peace” plan--and couldn’t have
done this unless her boss agreed.
Mind you that besides calling for Israel to return
to its submicroscopic existence, before allegedly
gaining Arab “recognition” of its right to exist
(would you like to know where Arabs can stick that
recognition?), the Jew of the Nations must also
consent to being inundated by millions of alleged
refugees raised on genocidal Jew-hatred for over a
Okay, stop…time for a reality check, one that cannot
be repeated too often:
When the United Nations Relief Works Agency--UNRWA--was
set up to assist Arab refugees (after the Arabs
invaded a nascent Israel in 1948 and their attempt
backfired), the very word refugee had to be
redefined to assist those people.
So many Arabs were recent arrivals themselves into
the Palestinian Mandate that UNRWA had to adjust the
very definition of "refugee" from its prior meaning
of persons normally and traditionally resident to
those who lived in the Mandate for a minimum of only
two years prior to 1948.
Get the picture about many, if not most, of those
allegedly native Arab "aborigines?"
Now also recall that for every Arab forced to flee
the fighting that they themselves started (after
all, how dare Jews want in one tiny, resurrected
state what Arabs demand for themselves in some two
dozen others), a Jewish refugee was forced to flee
"Arab"/Muslim lands into Israel and elsewhere...but
with no UNRWA set up to assist them. The latter
account for at least half of Israel’s Jewish
There are over 100,000 Iranian Jews living in the
United States today (besides those in Israel), with
a similar number of Syrian Jewish refugees here as
well. Counting as the Arabs do, this includes those
original refugees' descendants.
But, hold onto your seats…Guess what I just found
There's breaking news--and just in time for Obama's
visit to Latin America!
Amid all of these developments regarding the Middle
East, I bet you missed the latest coming out of
President Hugo Chavez has evidently tired of his
spat with Washington and has offered to bury the
hatchet. He too will visit the Summit of the
Americas to make this official announcement.
Here’s a preview of Hugo's Peace Plan:
First, in order to show good faith, the United
States must pay billions of dollars in reparations
for its capitalist exploitation over the past
centuries of Latin
America--its people and
its resources. This has sired deep resentment among
the Latin Street.
Washington must rescind its Monroe Doctrine. After
all, what right does one sovereign nation have to
tell another sovereign nation whom it can or can’t
have relations with and what the extent of those
relations must be? If Venezuela wants to invite Iran
and Hizbullah into Latin America so they can set up
bases and such there closer to The Big Satan, then
so be it.
The United States must next agree to give back
California, Texas, New Mexico, and the entire
southwest…lands conquered and forcibly Gringoized
from Latin Americans.
Finally, to promote better relations, Washington
must agree to an unlimited return of millions of the
descendants of those Latins who were displaced
during America’s three thousand mile drive for its
Manifest Destiny. Any border fences or walls must
also be taken down as well to help facilitate this.
(Find Israel on a world globe without a magnifying
glass--I dare you.)
If Washington agrees to all of the above, President
Hugo Chavez will then recognize America’s right to
exist in its new constricted borders…despite the
obvious problem involving native Americans. Since
Latin America has that same "Indian" problem south
of the border, El Presidente has decided not to make
a point of this.
For the sake of justice and peace for our time,
Chamberlain--er, Obama--must consent to Chavez’s
offer, or it will be seen as being merely the
imperialist, exploitative, capitalist, expansionist,
war-mongering nation that many other nations already
accuse it of being.
So…how do ya like them apples ?
Well, I guess you know by now that Chavez didn’t
really come up with this plan. Consider it my
post-April Fool's day shtick.
But think about this a moment….and then ponder what
Secretary Rice and her boss and now Secretary
Clinton and her boss have been setting Israel up
for--and getting nasty when Jews don't cave in and
prostrate themselves low enough.
The only real difference between Hugo's plan and
this analogy is that Jews have lived
continuously--despite ups and downs--in the land of
Israel for well over 3,000 years. Their presence and
wars for freedom and independence are well
documented by the Romans, and Egyptian pharaohs and
Moabite kings are among the other ancients who speak
of them in Israel itself--let alone elsewhere in the
region. Can President Bush say that about American
roots for his ranch in Texas? How about Bush's
fellow Texan gadzillionaire buddy, the blatant
anti-Semite (let alone anti-Zionist), former
Secretary of State, James (milk the Arab petro-dollar
teat, master of "Jew Boys, and F ' the Jews, they
don't vote for us anyway ) Baker III?
Arabs conquered scores of millions of non-Arab
Kurds, Berbers, Copts, Assyrians, Jews, black
Africans, etc. and so forth and then called the
latters’ lands “purely Arab patrimony.” And the
American State Department has repeatedly supported
such viewing the world through Arab eyes only
As I like to frequently point out, a roadmap for
thirty-five million truly stateless non-Arab Kurds
or a like number of native, non-Arab North African
Imazighen ("Berbers") is still not on the State
Department's agenda, while it insists on creating a
22nd state for Arabs via grossly endangering Israel.
Keep in mind that, together with Egypt's subjugated
non-Arab Copts and the Sudan's ( both north and
south) still victimized non-Arab black Africans, the
non-Arab Berbers are North Africa's true aborigines
(scores of millions of them)--not their genocidal
Arab slave masters and conquerors.
An Amazigh Tuareg state declared itself independent
on April 6th in what the jihadis refer to as merely
part of their "purely Arab patrimony" in North
Africa. Has anyone heard about this yet, or the
centuries-old continuing plight of the Berber
Azawad, northeast of Mali, would become the world's
first Amazigh state--as opposed to almost two dozen
Forgive me. I've digressed. Back to those alleged
Rice's former position--and Clinton and Obama's
current one--is that the Saudi Peace (of the grave)
Plan will be a “basis for negotiations.”
Remember the commotion not long ago when the
President recently tried to twist Israel's
Netanyahu's arm over the settlement issue and the
building freeze? That has everything to do with
whether or not Israel will be forced back to its
pre-'67, '49 armistice line existence or not--one of
the main demands of the Saudi plan.
So, what’s to negotiate? Let's see…
Okay, Arabs, we’ll meet you half way. We’ll 'only'
agree to have half as many alleged millions of
jihadis as you insist upon shoved down our
throats…and that after we’re forced to become a nine
to fifteen mile wide sub-rump state again.
Thanks--but no thanks….
As a number of us have been pointing out, the stench
of Munich ‘38 is indeed once again in the air...
peace for our time--with Israel instead of the
Czechs as the sacrificial offering.
This is the time for Israel to hold its ground and
insist upon peace terms, with enemies dedicated to
its destruction, that Americans themselves would
expect. Poll after poll show that most Americans do
indeed understand this-- to the State Department and
the current White House's dismay.
Hamas and the alleged "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas’s
Fatah both deny Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish
state…no matter what their assorted whitewashers
Whatever happens on the Iranian front, that still
remains a side issue--as potentially devastating to
Israel as an Arabized, jihadi nuclear Iran is.
Israel's Jews shouldn’t be squeezed by their
“friends” into suicide the way the Czechs were. Keep
in mind that the world soon found itself at war
The Nazis wanted far
more than the Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia--and
take a good look at what's happening in Europe today
if you believe that the Arabs' centuries-old wars of
the Dar ul-Islam vs. the Dar al Harb stop at the
gates of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. The Jews are simply
on the front lines--the Little Satan vs. the
American Big Satan.
Substitute for the Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia,
Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) and Israel
today…and then ask yourselves if delivering the Jews
on a silver platter will cure our own jihadist ills.
The Saudi peace of the grave plan must be stuffed in
the same place where that "recognition" we discussed
earlier must go.
Israel's leaders must offer Arabs peace for peace,
recognition for recognition, and negotiate a
compromise over disputed--not “purely Arab”
There is much that Arabs and Jews can gain from each
other in a peaceful Middle East.
But the Arabs still have not come up with an honest
plan for this to occur. Even their so-called
"moderates" still speak of all negotiations with
Jews as being simply a Trojan Horse, part of their
openly-admitted destruction-in-stages plans for
Israel. Does any of this really need to be further
While it may be easier to turn the screws on six
million Israeli Jews than on hundreds of millions of
rejectionist Arabs and their other Muslim
supporters, is this really something that America
wants to do?
If not, the time is now to let the powers that be
There is a crucial American election coming up just
months away. For Israel, this may be one of the most
important ever. Folks who really care need to think
long and hard about this.
President Obama recently told the Russian leader,
he'll have more "flexibility" after he gets his last
presidential election behind him.
And if you thought Israel had problems getting the
recognition, compromises, and such that UNSC
Resolution 242 promised it before (as when Netanyahu
was left sitting alone in the White House while
Obama took off to dine with family because the Prime
Minister refused to abandon 242's crucial promise of
just wait until after November 2012--when the
current occupant of the White House won't have to
worry about reelection any more. For my non-American
readers, he's not allowed to run again.
Finally, while you're at it, it wouldn’t hurt to
also think about Hugo's “peace plan” once again when
considering Israel’s on-going fight for survival.
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has
done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern
Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-Arab
propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured
on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has
publicly debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles
and op-eds have been published in dozens of
newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world. Visit his
Gerald A. Honigman, a longtime contributing writer
for ekurd.net. Honigman has published a major book,
Quest For Justice In The Middle East--The
Arab-Israeli Conflict In Greater Perspective."
By Gerald A. Honigman for eKurd.net, April 14, 2012. You may reach the
author via email at: honigman6 (at) msn.com.
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