- The Washington Times - Friday, April 9, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Ever since the oil embargo of 1973 realigned world opinion and behavior toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, it has become a criminal offense, if not an act of genocide against the “Palestinian people” (the Arab residents of Roman-renamed Israel), for Jews to build houses on land they have occupied continuously for more than 3,000 years.

This was not the case during the years between the 1967 and 1973 wars and definitely not the case during the preceding 19 years of Egyptian and Jordanian occupation, about which the entire world said and did nothing, including the Arab residents there.

Our new “change” president has sought no change in his intervention in the Arab-Israeli dispute. By reiterating all of the Arab canards about the conflict and strictly avoiding recognition of the cause of the conflict, President Obama and his administration insist on redoing the Oslo peace farce with the same inevitable outcome. Instead of demanding Arab recognition that the Jews are another indigenous people of the area predating them and condemning Arab unwillingness to accept Israel defined by any borders, Mr. Obama fulminates over houses and declares that the Arabs paid the price for the Nazi Holocaust.

Human beings, when confronted with failure, repeat the failed process. That is the case with Mr. Obama, and Israel will pay a terrible price in blood for it.

JAMES PRICE

Herndon, Va.

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