Watchmen from Jerusalem, Issue 1, 2011
WikiLeaks & Iran
The word on the Arab street is that WikiLeaks is controlled by
the Zionists, since Israel came out looking good in the diplomatic expose. But what interested Israelis most was the fact that concerning Iran, both Israeli and Arab leaders were on the same page, while the US administration was not.
Keinon writes that with Obama as president, there is a major difference between how Israel and the US view dealing with the Iranian threat. Obama
maintains that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conundrum is the key to both unlocking ME peace and getting other countries in the region to help stop the Iranian threat. Israel's position is to first deal with Iran …which will then make it easier to reach an accord with the Palestinians.
The WikiLeaks documents reveal that,
Obama's linkage…is nothing short of fiction, as
moderate Arab nations in the region - Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf states, Egypt, and Jordan, want action against Iran now. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah even exhorted
the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program, saying it is necessary to
cut the head of the snake.
Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince, urged the US not to appease Iran, declaring,
Ahmadinejad is Hitler, and Maj.-Gen. al-Assar, aid to Egypt's defense minister, said,
Egypt views Iran as a threat to the region. Peace between Israel and the PA would not lead these nations
to be supportive of aggressive steps toward Iran, because they were already practically dreaming of those steps. ("Burying linkage between peace process, Iran," H. Keinon, JP Analysis, 30 Nov. 2010)
So why did Obama, who knew what these ME leaders were saying, still insist on pressing Israel to come up with more dangerous concessions? JP editor David Horovitz wrote,
To my mind, the president's thinking defied common sense. Now we know, however, it also defied the concrete information he was receiving from his own diplomats.
How do we explain Obama's stance? When he says Israel's security is a high priority to him, how much of it is truth and how much manipulative lies? And what is the result of Obama's policies?
The peace process is deadlocked and Iran is indeed a good deal closer to the bomb. ("Exposed by WikiLeaks," D. Horovitz, JP Op-ed, 1 Dec. 2010)
Ari Shavit says the WikiLeaks' editor, Julian Assange,
shattered the accepted dogma, about the ME which said,
The main problem…is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
proved that settlements, the occupation, even the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were not the main problem…that the world they were talking about in Washington, Paris, London was an imaginary world. Assange…revealed that the entire Arab world is currently busy with one problem only - Iran, Iran, Iran. Assange
revealed the Western intelligentsia's lack of intellectual integrity…he proved the West is contaminated by political correctness that cuts it off from the diplomatic reality…A false dogma has prevented us from looking logically at the historic challenge facing us. ("WikiLeaks exposed the true ME conflict," A. Shavit, Ha'aretz Op-ed, 3 Dec. 2010)
Table of Contents
- God is fulfilling His prophetic Word now!
- What is the world's reaction to this?
- What should our reaction be?
- The paradigm shifts away from Israel
- Delegitimizing Israel
- The Jerusalem Post's Khaled Abu Toameh…
- A unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State…
- Does Israel have any real allies today?
- Peace? With whom?
- Anti-aliyah - the Palestinian "right of return"
- WikiLeaks & Iran
- Prophetic insight