Today is a day of decision in Israel. The citizens of the Jewish state will either re-elect Prime Minister Netanyahu, who despite his faults, refuses to bow to Obama's demands and will not give the Palestinians half of Jerusalem or they will replace him with Issac Herzog, a Leftist politician who is willing to divide Jerusalem and surrender more of Israel's precious land. Herzog's vision of peace with the Palestinians will confine Israel to indefensible borders and turn Jerusalem into a battlefield.
To discuss the Zionist perspective on the future of the Jewish state, the Inquisitr welcomes back Adina Kutnicki for another no-holds-barred interview, Adina is an investigative journalist, Political Commentator and security expert who has never hesitated to speak out on behalf Israel and the Jewish people. She is committed to maintaining the Jewish character of the world's only homeland for the Jewish people with an undivided Capital in Jerusalem.
INTRODUCTION TO PART ONE OF THE INQUISITR'S INTERVIEW WITH ADINA KUTNICKI
Israel is now surrounded by well-armed bitter enemies, none of whom are calling for a Palestinian state to exist side-by-side in peace with the Jewish state of Israel. Instead, they have all called for the destruction of Israel and the creation of an Islamic Palestinian state from the river to the sea. These enemies include Hamas in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon in the North and the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria.
In the north, Syrian troops, Hezbollah and ISIS have set up positions in the Golan Heights near the Israeli border. Lebanon, ruled by Hezbollah, has literally thousands of Iranian-supplied rockets aimed at Israel's civilian population centers, which they will launch any time Iran gives them a green light. Hamas in Gaza is bragging that they are rearming and digging new tunnels, and they have openly declared they intend to wage a war of extermination against every Jew on earth. The Palestinian Authority says whatever they have to in English to keep the foreign aid flowing, but in Arabic, they too talk about eliminating Israel, and there are several heavily armed terror group in Judea and Samaria that are all affiliated with the Palestinian Authority.
Making matters even more complicated, the leaders of the BDS movement have said they will not stop calling for sanctions on Israel when Palestine becomes a nation. They are demanding the full right of return for all 5.5 million so-called Palestinian refugees as a condition of ending the demand for sanctions on Israel. This flood of Arab Muslims would be a death blow to the existence of a Jewish state.
At the moment, Egypt and Jordan are dealing with their own terror groups who are making life very difficult for al Sisi in Egypt and King Abdullah in Jordan. However, should the rest of Israel's neighbors and their assorted state-approved terror groups launch a coordinated attack on Israel, there is a strong possibility Egypt and Jordan would attack Israel as well.
WOLFF BACHNER: Adina, considering the dangers facing Israel, plus the threat of ISIS in Iraq, Libya and Syria, how can any sane world leader expect Israel to surrender more land, divide Jerusalem, and create a 23rd Arab state at this time?
ADINA KUTNICKI: Wolff, thank you for inviting me back to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing Israel, since its modern rebirth in 1948.
In point of fact, her enemies (near and far) continuously "forget" that Israel has been the nation state of the Jewish people for upwards of 4,000 years, and this convenient amnesia is not for nothing. Instead, they mendaciously claim that the state of Israel is recompense for the six million souls slaughtered during the Holocaust! Have mercy.
Now, a preponderance of Israel's detractors will grudgingly concur that Jews are, for the most part, an intelligent people, albeit, some more so than others. Therefore, logic dictates that an intellectually endowed group would hardly settle for a sliver of land, one which is barely the size of New Jersey, never mind its total lack of strategic depth. Alternatively, the flip side becomes: were they collectively dropped on their heads to agree to "settle" in, of all places, the fiery Mid East? By extrapolation, those who are up in arms (due to the "stubborn" claim of Jewish ownership/title to Israel) shouldn't they be curious, querying: to begin with, why are Jews insisting on living within this postage stamp sized land mass? Not only that, but since Israel (up until its recent gas find) is barren of natural resources (relying on its tremendous Jewish intellectual capital for its stunning success) -- – again, why would Jews (myself included, living in Israel close to 7 years) want to reside in the midst of the barbaric Middle East?
Furthermore, have any of Israel's vitriolic critics bothered to examine: where does the word Jew derive from? Well, the fact of the matter is Jews are called Jews due to the tribe of Judah. Consequentially, the region of Judea (originated from Judah) is the mountainous southern part of the historic land of Israel; the Jewish inheritance. Incontrovertibly, irrespective of all else, the heartland of the Jewish people is Judea and Samaria. This is the truth within every realm which is based upon a factual standard; historically, biblically or legally. Case closed.
Egregiously, this is the same territory which is purposefully bastardized as the "West Bank", all in order to rip the heart out of the Jewish people's historical, biblical and legal title to Israel. The same ahistorical claim is laid to Jerusalem, Israel's eternal capital, Zion.
Yet, before we proceed with your highly charged questions, it must also be internalized that the same dark forces encircling Israel are targeting America. Indeed, the entire west is in the cross-hairs of Sunni and Shia Islamic jihadists, most especially the "Big Satan" and the "Little Satan".
Resultant, within any rational discourse, the hegemonic ambitions of Arabs/Muslims should, on its face, obliterate all demands for Israel to forfeit even a centimeter of Jewish land. Besides, the bullet proof Jewish title to the entire land of Israel (intrinsically, Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem) is more than enough ammunition to shoot down the braying jackals. For the record, some readers may recall a tangential discussion in our first interview (Oct. 2013), The Reality Of Life For An Israeli Patriot.
WOLFF BACHNER: Now that the world is witnessing first hand the homicidal explosion of violence and Jihad in the Middle East, and the massive increase in the threats to annihilate the Jewish state, shouldn't responsible world leaders call for a halt in the peace process until ISIS is defeated, Hamas is disarmed, Iran stops arming Israel enemies to the teeth, and the thousands of advanced Iranian missiles aimed at Israel's cities are destroyed?
ADINA KUTNICKI: Assuredly, this has not stopped so-called sane world leaders from obsessively clamoring for Israel to relinquish its historical heartland, all for the sake of the "peace process". Mind you, the only "peace" which has evolved since the "process" began has been thousands of pieces of (mostly Jewish) body parts blown to smithereens, and countless others maimed for life. And never mind those who are severely traumatized, plagued with PTSD and associated distress disorders, due to their obdurate quest for "peace."
Atop said proven disastrous outcomes, and in light of the nation's encirclement by Hamas in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon in the North and the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria, and with Syrian troops, Hezbollah and ISIS positioning in the Golan Heights near the Israeli border, it is mind boggling to conceive that any non-malignant world leader (including some of Israel's too) would push her to give up even a centimeter from the tiny ancestral homeland. As always, the salient question becomes: why?
Basically, western leaders are playing a numbers game, and the Arabs/Muslims win hands down. Placating them, despite their barbarism, manifests in two directions. Firstly, there are more financial deals to be made with a billion plus people, as opposed to a paltry few million. This is despite the fact that western collusion with the Arab/Muslim world has a direct hand in what they excel at best; the import/export of jihad through money laundering via narco-terror and various criminal enterprises. The main umbrella under which they operate is the Muslim Brotherhood; a Mafia-like syndicate of jihadi enterprises, which, at times, traverses with Hezbollah's narco-terror networks F/B/O Iran.
The above is accomplished through a maze-like hydra of financial institutions throughout the west, as the dirty money wends its way into all corners of the world, wherever funds for jihad are required. Yes, "it be" true, there are many western leaders (political and others) who are accomplices, and HSBC is one such "slush" house.
Secondly, it is not inconsequential that the side most willing to use barbaric methods is the one which demands (and receives) appeasement. In other words, even though experience has proven that feeding the poisonous snakes will not keep the dangers at bay, still, the course of least resistance has its appeal to a mostly opportunistic, craven, highly intimidated western leadership. Couple the above with some who are rooting for Islam's triumph, consequently, the waters become red and overflowing with innocent blood.
Still, in a highly Orwellian manner, Israel is accused of being the "bully" in the Mid East neighborhood, by dint of the fact that it has the strongest military force. Even so, if this scurrilous appendage was remotely correct, the discussion herein would be moot. DOA. How so?
Assuredly, Israel has the military capability to crush its menacing neighbors, and from several diverging force multipliers. On the other hand, time and again, Israel's political leaders (unduly influenced by the nation's leftist-driven media and non-elected, but very powerful, self-appointed elitists, be they from the academic, legal or cultural realm) have shied away from victory. Why?
The answers are varied and complex, but a few intrinsic factors are noteworthy. As detailed within our last interview (Sept. 2014), ISIS, Islam and Obama: Understanding The Threat To The Free world, PM Netanyahu is tethered (for a multiplicity of reasons) to Washington's harness, even though he is at odds with the Obama administration regarding Iran. You don't say...
WOLFF BACHNER: And speaking of responsible world leaders, why isn't the Prime Minster of Israel bringing up these serious issues with the nations involved in the peace process and especially with Obama and demanding an end to all military threats to Israel before Israel will negotiate again? Is he trying too hard to appease Obama and the various European talking heads, and by doing so, weakening Israel's position even further in a peace process that is already an anti-Israeli charade?
ADINA KUTNICKI: It is this lock-step and debasing march which stopped him (during 9 years as PM, from 1996-1999 and 2009 -2015) from declaring victory over Hamas during the 2014 summer-long war, one which blanketed/blitzed the entire country with missile and rocket barrages. More indicting, instead of laying waste, years ago, to Iran's mushrooming genocidal WMD program, he is still begging President Obama to lead the charge, knowing full well that he has no such intention. Chasing ghosts.
Inherently, he could have taken a page out of (the late) PM Menachem Begin's playbook, when he defied President Carter and destroyed Iraq's Osirak reactor. Now, as then, Washington issued threats to "cease and desist", but one PM ignored said orders, while the other (continuously) caved. Statesmanship, or the lack thereof.
In the main, PM Netanyahu is best described as a "serial accommodator", comparable to a badly battered wife who just can't help herself from going back to her abuser, one last time, for more punishment. Now, others may tsk, tsk and opine: well, the POTUS is the big man in the arena, therefore, what can poor "Bibi" do but genuflect? Hogwash.
For the record, PM Menachem Begin didn't have a problem executing what his mantle required of him; protecting Israel at ALL costs! Similarly, Israel's first PM, David Ben-Gurion, gave Eisenhower the proverbial finger, when he launched a war in 1956 in concert with Britain and France against an increasingly belligerent Egypt. As always, Washington attempted to stay Israel's hand. History repeats.
In furtherance to the above charge and indictment, whereas PM Ben-Gurion took on the U.S. when Israel was little more than a military pipsqueak, PM Netanyahu behaves as if Israel is a vassal state. This is the case even though he has at his disposal the most adept forces in the region, let alone technologically advanced. Hence, the question is not one of actual force strength, but one of inner and moral fortitude. Hmm.
At its base, the moment that PM Netanyahu conceded to a PA (terror) state (during his speech at Bar Ilan University in 2009, two and a half months into his tenure...regardless of how he framed it), the fact of the matter is that he gave Israel's "kosher" stamp of approval to carve a 23 rd Arab state out of the Jewish heartland. This historical injury lands at his doorstep. Agreed, previous PM's have been equally appeasing and beyond injurious, but the imprimatur for the above became cemented under his watch. No doubt.
Thus, he weakened Israel's position within (already hostile, pro Arab) international forums, once he gutted the nation's core standing. Realistically, are others supposed to be "more Catholic than the Pope", so to speak? Not only that, why should they disagree with Israel's PM, in effect, after he already conceded (his "reasoning" doesn't count for a damn) to the "rights" of the so-called Palestinians? Unforgivable.
Most significantly, the "peace process" was irrefutably designed to weaken Israel on numerous fronts, rendering her a walking corpse. This is hardly a secret.
" As early as August 1968, Arafat defined the PLO's strategic objective as "the transfer of all resistance bases" into the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, occupied by Israel during the June 1967 war, "so that the resistance may be gradually transformed into a popular armed revolution." This, he reasoned, would allow the PLO to undermine Israel's way of life by "preventing immigration and encouraging emigration … destroying tourism … weakening the Israeli economy and diverting the greater part of it to security requirements … [and] creating and maintaining an atmosphere of strain and anxiety that will force the Zionists to realize that it is impossible for them to live in Israel."
The Oslo accords enabled the PLO to achieve in one fell swoop what it had failed to attain through many years of violence and terrorism. Here was Israel, just over a decade after destroying the PLO's military infrastructure in Lebanon, asking the Palestinian organization, at one of the lowest ebbs in its history, to establish a real political and military presence—not in a neighboring Arab country but right on its doorstep. Israel even was prepared to arm thousands of (hopefully reformed) terrorists who would be incorporated into newly established police and security forces charged with asserting the PLO's authority throughout the territories".....
Unarguably, PM Netanyahu is the best orator on the world stage. He proved it on several occasions, most recently, at his speech to Congress on March 3, 2015. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, he is a highly gifted and polished communicator. But his commanding presence is both a byproduct of having been a special forces commando in Israel's elite Sayeret Matkal Unit (General Reconnaissance Staff), coupled with the natural confidence gleaned from being a top graduate of MIT, one of the most acclaimed universities in the world. Not too shabby, brawn and brains alike.
To wit, it is not unreasonable to posit (and to expect) that a man of his inestimable gifts should utilize them (unlike at the aforementioned Bar Ilan speech) to highlight ALL the reasons why a PA (terror) state is a non-starter, regardless of any cockamamie caveats of "demilitarization", in and of itself an illegal demand! For heaven's sake...
Conclusively, to round out the first part of my interview, let me leave the readers with the following concrete shout out: as to the charge sheet that PM Netanyahu is essentially spineless, I would like nothing more than to be proven wrong, as would millions of others. Intrinsically, he can redeem himself without any oratory flourishes, and this can be accomplished by veering into immediate "action-mode."