Why I am a defiant Zionist

By Larry Klayman

Thursday’s lopsided vote in the United Nations General Assembly, granting “Palestinians” observer status (a de facto recognition of statehood in the West Bank and Gaza), enhanced my disdain for the entire U.S. government (yes, Republicans are responsible as well as the Obama administration) and the international community that enabled this outrage. With this newly minted observer status, which carried with it a resolution that Israel return to its 1967 borders as part of any final “two state solution,” the Palestinians also now can use the U.N.’s illegitimate and corrupt International Criminal Court to seek to have military brass and servicemen of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and others prosecuted on trumped up and bogus charges of war crimes.

Obviously, the pro-Muslim and anti-Israeli policies and actions of the Obama administration over the last four years did much to weaken resistance to granting full observer status and thus de facto statehood to the Palestinians. It is thus no wonder that the vote in the General Assembly was 138 countries in favor, 41 abstaining and only 9 opposed. Even American “allies,” such as Great Britain, Spain and Italy voted for tantamount statehood (Germany incredibly voted to abstain, finally shedding any pretense of post-World War II sensitivity to its having itself murdered over 6 million Jews), while Obama’s dishonest U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice dutifully but without conviction voted no – as she was required to do to avoid a revolt among the financially generous liberal Jewish donor base of the Democratic Party and its proxies, such as the pro-Obama leadership of AIPAC, the Jewish lobbying group based in Washington, D.C. The protests of the Obama White House and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the vote were thus only for show, and also for future political dough. They do not represent any real desire to head off a Palestinian state, which given the recent eight-day war with Hamas in Gaza as a reminder, would be a dagger in the heart of Israel.

And, where has the so-called Republican leadership been in pushing our government to lead the charge against this de facto Palestinian statehood? Long before the Nov. 6 presidential and congressional elections, whose results signal the death of the inept, embarrassing and moribund modern-day Republican Party, there was little to no GOP opposition to the policies of the “Muslim in Chief” and his band of self-hating Jewish and gentile Marxists, bent on reducing not just the United States but Israel to inferior status in the world community.

Israel thus stands alone, with its confused and conflicted leadership led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who last week gave up on cleaning house in the rat-infested terrorist Palestinian stronghold of Gaza by agreeing to a meaningless cease-fire before finishing the job of destroying Hamas. Netanyahu must now sober up. Israel’s leaders must put aside their own political machinations and gamesmanship leading up to their Jan. 22, 2013, elections and finally get down to business. The reality is that the Jewish state is now more strategically and dangerously isolated than ever, as it is surrounded by hostile nations, both externally and now even within its confines, which are gaining frightening ground in their desire to wipe it off the face of the map – and along with it Jews and Christians worldwide as part of the Muslim revolution over “infidels.” To be real, this is the primary thrust of Islam and its “god,” Allah (not just so-called radical Islam).

For the last four and more years, Netanyahu and most of the Israeli political establishment have talked a good game but have become gun shy in removing the root of most evil in the Middle East: the Iranian regime. During this time, the mullahs in Tehran have not only successfully quashed the freedom movement, by imprisoning, torturing and executing its leaders, but have developed a nuclear capability to wage a second Holocaust with atomic weapons against the Jewish state and eventually its primary benefactor, the United States. In addition, Iran has supplied rockets and other lethal military weapons to terrorist groups like Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria and others committed to the destruction of Israel. Other forms of Iran-supported terrorism against not just Israel, but also American troops in Afghanistan, where there has been a bounty placed on the head of each GI, have also proliferated.

Deferring to our illegitimate President Barack Hussein Obama, Netanyahu and company have gone along with ineffective and worthless economic sanctions against Iran and held back on eliminating Iran’s nuclear program and other terrorist activities by force. Now, Iran is more powerful and potentially immune from Israeli attack, unless Israel decides to use tactical nuclear weapons to destroy the Islamic state’s atomic and other military facilities. Were this tragic reality simply a rerun of an old Laurel and Hardy movie, one could simply say “a fine mess you’ve gotten us into, Mr. Obama.”

But this is hardly enough, and it is no joking matter! It is time for the prime minister and his compatriots to put aside politics and take whatever immediate steps are necessary to protect not only Israel, but all Jews and Christians from the Islamic revolution led by Iran. Its time to destroy the ever-growing cancer of the Iranian regime, with tactical nuclear weapons if necessary, and not worry about the U.N., Palestinian statehood, the U.S. government or so-called Western allies.

I am a defiant and proud Zionist, and I pray that Netanyahu and company will now do what must be done to save us all. We may for the time being be here on earth, but the real God in heaven is on our side. This God gave us the sacred land of Israel, and we have a duty to protect, maintain and preserve it for ourselves and our progeny. If Israel ceases to exist, so, too, will Jewry and Christianity.

In the words of Danny Danon, the deputy speaker of the Knesset and a member of Netanyahu’s Likud Party, one of the Israeli leaders who has the requisite courage, Israel must draw alone on its “will to prevail, before it is too late.” I urge you to read Danon’s recently published book, “Israel: The Will to Prevail” (Palgrave McMillan 2012).

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