State Department weekly bullying of Israel

Posted by on November 16, 2014
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Attached is an entire compilation of all the terror attacks aimed at Jews in Israel over the past week.  23 people are wounded and two are dead at the hands of stabbings. As the intifada against Israelis rages on, Jen Psaki, of the State Department continues to degrade Israel’s technique on how best to deal with terrorists. One of the tactics in dealing with terrorists who visibly strike at Jews is to destroy their homes to send a clear message of no tolerance of violence toward any and all Israeli citizens. The murders of Sgt. Almog Shiloni and Dalia Lemkos has brought us to the reality that no matter what Israel does to defend itself, the Administration and State Department will demand that every time a terrorist is taken out, that Israel sacrifice a life to make up for the weakening of terrorism in Israel.

In recent months, Egypt has stepped up to the plate as a partner with Israel to squash Hamas’ terror network by destroying 13 tunnels during Protective Edge, taking out Hamas terrorists and destroying their homes in a response to the constant threat Hamas poses in the Sinai desert in Egyptian territory.

Egypt speedily destroyed 800 homes in Gaza to create a buffer zone. This action was taken because of a bomb that exploded near Egyptian troops which raised security alerts along the Gaza border.   On October 24, 2014, 31 Egyptian soldiers were murdered making it one of the most deadliest attacks in recent history.  Egypt has finally tasted a dose of what Israel has been experiencing from Gaza.  Finally, a neighboring country is taking the terror from Gaza seriously.  WE hope this eases the ongoing nightmare for Israel.

Counterproductive is the new term Jen Psaki put forth in the new and improved way to determine that Israel must give up defending its citizens in exchange to save the lives of terrorists. Ms. Psaki can use all of the softer terms she wants so as not to look like an antisemite, but the tactics are the same.

Ms. Psaki was asked on Friday about El Sissi’s demolishing homes in the Sinai and her response was, “Their only crime was living in an area of the Sinai in order for Egypt to create a buffer zone.” Condoning Egypt’s right to self defense is good, but Israel having to put up with 240 terrorist attacks, serious injuries and two murders is acceptable so as not to hurt the feelings of the Palestinian Authority or Hamas? She is telling Israel it’s insulting to destroy the home of a terrorist because they’re justified in their violence over settlements. Let me get this straight; it’s completely okay for Egypt to fight Hamas and destroy homes, but Israel should allow an intifada to perpetuate danger to the Jewish people?  Here are some of her responses when questioned about both Egypt’s and Israel’s right to self defense asked by Associated Press, Matt Lee and in Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu’s article in The Jewish Press:

“There have been some serious security challenges in the Sinai,” Psaki said. “We respect Egypt’s concern about their security in the area and support its right to self-defense. We also expect that they will ensure the rights of those being displaced are respected and that they are adequately compensated. That continues to be what we have conveyed to the Egyptians.”

And how about Israel’s right to self-defense?

“So you don’t regard that as being counterproductive to the cause of peace or fighting extremism, these home demolitions?” in the Sinai, asked Associated Press reporter Matt Lee. “You would not argue that – I mean, you say that there are serious security problems in the Sinai for the Egyptians. Are there not also serious security concerns and security problems for the Israelis?… H/T Jewish Press

”It’s not okay for the Israelis to demolish homes, but it’s okay for the Egyptians to demolish homes?”

Psaki dug up the expired “borders’ argument, to wit:

“Well, it’s an entirely different scenario, Matt. Egypt is not predetermining what borders would be by taking these steps. It’s a different scenario….

We believe it’s counterproductive to their stated goals. In Egypt, we understand their concerns about their security. We’ve seen recent threats to that in the Sinai, as you all have reported on. I think I’m going to leave it at that. They’re different scenarios.”

So now Egypt’s borders are what’s allowed for destruction of Gaza homes, but Israel’s borders are considered illegal and so is their right to self defense?  How is the fact that Israel and Egypt facing an onslaught of terror from Hamas inside of Gaza entirely different scenarios?  Israel’s security and safety of all her citizens should be the most important stated goal.  A woman with no experience of visiting or living in a country that is under constant threats of terror declares two different scenarios exist for two exact situations.

What the State Department is saying is Egypt already has predetermined borders, but Israel’s borders are not because of the incessant whining and crying the Palestinian Authority does over settlement building.  The State Department only views Israel as a thorn in the world’s side because according to them, if only Israel ceased existence, there would be peace in the Middle East.

I’m looking forward to what Ms. Psaki’s next moronic comment is at Chanukkah time.  I’m sure it will look something like this:  “Israel can no longer have menorahs in their homes because it’s an insult to Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

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Eileen Hart

Eileen Hart

Israel Correspondent at ANM News
Eileen Hart is a religious zionist who is passionate about Israel. Eileen articulates Israel's right to exist and defend herself on a daily basis. She has been working in pro Israel activism for almost 20 years and has engaged in outreach to fellow Jews who are uneducated on Israel and the truth about its conflict with Palestinians. Eileen devotes her time to homeschooling her daughter and writing the truth about the world's misconception about Israel.

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  • Dafna Yee

    Here is yet another case of holding Israel to one set of rules and every other country to another. In the past, while the UN and the EU could be expected to behave in that manner, the US could be counted on to stand by Israel. But not in this administration’s pro-Hamas/pro-PA/PLO and State Department policies!!! Hamas and the PA/PLO have openly declared war against Israel yet Kerry tells ISRAEL TO MAKE PEACE!!! How stupid is that??? The only thing stupider would be for Netanyahu to listen to the US and their State Department about ANYTHING!!!!!

  • Martin

    “The murders of Sgt. Almog Shiloni and Dalia Lemkos has brought us to the reality that no matter what Israel does to defend itself, the Administration and State Department will demand that every time a terrorist is taken out, that Israel sacrifice a life to make up for the weakening of terrorism in Israel.” Really? The State Department asked you to sacrifice 2,500 innocent civilians, including over 500 children? That’s how many innocent people Israel murdered this Summer. I’d like to see a legitimate document that supports one of the most ridiculous statements I’ve ever read, and you read so many of them when you’re talking about Israel. Why doesn’t Israel just go it alone? Americans have had enough of this “special”, one sided really, relationship. It’s gotten us nothing but hatred around the world, and it makes so many of our citizens look like ignorant, uneducated fools.

    • Dafna Yee

      You are full of shit!! Hamas using human shields made of women and children and many Gazans STARTED A WAR AGAINST ISRAEL BY FIRING HUNDREDS OF ROCKETS AT HER CIVILIANS!! Israel was forced to send in ground troops because 100 ft’ deep terror tunnels (they have NO OTHER PURPOSE!!) had been already prepared to sneak attack Israeli civilians!!!! PEOPLE GET KILLED IN WAR; It is not Israel’s fault when people die when she defends herself!!!!

      • Martin

        You’re a delusional fool. If you want to believe nonsensical BS, go ahead… just don’t expect intelligent, free thinkers to believe it too. You people, and your acceptance of what are war crimes against children, are sub human scum.

        • Dafna Yee

          Except you are the gullible fool to believe the planned propaganda of a terrorist group like Hamas who bragged of their cleverness in using women and children as human shields to bring up the death tolls to make people like you, who don’t bother to learn the facts, back terrorists who started the war and broke ALL 11 ceasefires!!! You’re such a disgusting bigot that you’d rather support barbaric terrorists that celebrated flying planes into the World Trade Center and hate America almost as much as they hate Israel!!! So, just stick with your “poor little palestinians” while they come over to America and destroy all of you!!! That’s their plan, to take revenge for the crusades and stupid people like you are helping them achieve their goal!!!!

          • Martin

            You’re a delusional clown… Israel OWNS propaganda. Israel teaches people to be propagandists (hasbara) The media is OWNED by pro Israel liars and BS peddlers.
            Seriously, seek mental help. Palestinians are coming to America? haha They can’t even get a bunch of violent Russian and Eastern European interlopers off their land.

            BTW It’s still open for debate as to who is responsible for 9/11
            Cui Bono? Israel!!! That’s a FACT!
            You people have already destroyed America. Which comes as no surprise because you destroy everything. That’s why nobody has ever liked you.