In all of the windup to President Obama's Middle East Policy speech in Cairo tomorrow, no one has noticed that he is delivering it on June 4th. June 4th is the lodestar of the Arab World and the Left. It is the anniversary of the day before the Six Day War in 1967. It symbolizes the passionate desire of the Arabs and the Left to erase the results of their defeat in that war; the war that they hoped would drive the Jews into the sea. It symbolizes their desire to drive the 350,000 Jews living in formerly East Jerusalem, the Old City and all of Judea and Samaria from their homes; to drive them from the Old City of Jerusalem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron; to confine the Jews of Israel within the indefensible borders that resulted from the 1949 armistice and to place them within easy range of their guns and rockets.
Given the traditional Arab penchant for symbolism, and Obama's awareness of their culture, I have no doubt that the date was chosen with that in mind. Obama, it appears, wishes to erase the disgrace of the !967 war, much as Abdullah a Tell wished to erase the injustice of partition in 1948.
He says as much in his speeches and in his desire to rip Jerusalem from us and give it to our enemies.
Israel is facing an unprecedented danger. It has its back to the wall, and now we have neither the Jews of the United States nor the President of the United States to turn to. The former are too enchanted with their new messiah, Barack Obama. He, in turn, is totally honest and open in his policy of appeasement vis-a-vis the Islamic, especially the Wahabee Jihadist world. In a world where political correctness squelches news and information, the American People are unaware that this policy is deadly dangerous for both Christians and Jews.
Personally, I realize that my highly emotional responses to Obama and his Jewish advisors is a mixture of frustration at my inability to really affect these developments, and an expression of just how much I love my country, this rock strewn piece of land that the Creator gave us and imbued with a sublime sanctity.
It was God who gave us the Land. It was God who sustained us during our long exile. If God wills it, we will outlive Obama and his Jewish syncophants.
It is not enough, though, to be passive. We need to hang together. Obama cannot frighten, or cow a united people. The Right needs to keep its peace and support our elected government. The Center and the Zionist Left need to keep our independence by not submitting to American and Muslim diktats. The anti-Zionist Right and Left (Radical Kookians and Leftists like Gush Shalom, respectively) need to be excoriated and marginalized.
If God could cause Balaam to bless us at the sight of our unity, there is no reason to suspect He will not do so again.
[And the blessing may be implied in Barry Rubin's analysis.]