Stupidocrisy: Two-state solution

Nearly every president since Jimmy Carter has supported a two-state solution for peace between Israel and people who call themselves Palestinians. As recent as last week, Joe Biden told the news media, “There is no shift in my commitment to the security of Israel. Period. No shift, not at all. But I’ll tell you what there is a shift in. The shift is that, we still need a two-state solution. It is the only answer. The only answer.” This whole idea of a two-state solution was defined very succinctly by President George W. Bush as two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security. But there is a catch. The Palestinian state needs to recognize Israel’s right to exist, and trying to get terrorists to admit that has been impossible.

Ronald Reagan, in September 1982, spelled it out:  “The time has come for a new realism on the part of all the peoples of the Middle East. The State of Israel is an accomplished fact; it deserves unchallenged legitimacy within the community of nations. But Israel’s legitimacy has thus far been recognized by too few countries, and has been denied by every Arab state except Egypt. Israel exists; it has a right to exist in peace behind secure and defensible borders, and it has a right to demand of its neighbors that they recognize those facts.” Reagan further stated that there should be a five year period “which would begin after free elections for a self-governing Palestinian authority is to prove to the Palestinians that they can run their own affairs, and that such Palestinian autonomy poses no threat to Israel’s security.”

None of that ever happened. Negotiations with terrorist Palestinian Liberation Organization chairman Yassir Arafat yielded no peace. While Carter and Bill Clinton and others tried to put lipstick on a pig so the PLO terrorist organization would be more acceptable under Mahmoud Abbas, still no peace. George W. Bush helped force Israelis out of Gaza and turned it over to the Palestinian Authority in what would be a similar test of peaceful elections and self-governance outlined by Reagan, only showed us that there is no peace. Somehow, Israel always gets the blame, but at the crux of the issue is that the terrorists, including the PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah, Hezbollah and others refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist and want ALL Jews exterminated, wiped from the face of the earth—it’s in the terrorists’ mission statements.

Donald Trump was the only American President who recognized the common sense of the situation—that you can’t negotiate with the terrorists and therefore, until there is a change in their hearts, there is no use trying to bribe them into accepting Israel’s right to exist. History tells us that a terrorist state cannot coexist in peace with Israel. Prophecy tells us in many places, like Zechariah 12:3 that Jerusalem is a burdensome stone and “all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” But Joe Biden is back at it again, back at promoting a two-state solution as the only solution. And he says it’s the only answer. And he tries to get Israel to quit defending itself when the terrorists attack. Trying the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Say it with me…Stupidocrisy.

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Bill Wilson