Gerald A. Honigman
The Saudi "Peace"
Plan:According to a Times of London
story on November 16th, President-elect Obama allegedly stated that
Israel would be crazy not to accept the resurrected, alleged Saudi
"Peace Plan." President Bush and Secretary of State Rice are trying real
hard to force this post-Thanksgiving turkey down Israel's throat as well.
An Offer Israel Should Refuse
December 1, 2008
A bit earlier, a stop along President Bush's Middle East trip--after
further pressuring Jews to further accept his vision of Abbas's latter
day terrorist Arafatians as being the good cops -- took President
Bush to the sands of the Saudis and other Arabian Peninsula nations.
A photo was published worldwide of the President wielding a sword along
with Bahraini hosts, and President Bush brought along a New Year's present --
tens of billions of dollars in military aid...Hey, if we don't sell
it to them, the Brits, Germans, French, and so forth certainly will.
So goes the argument...
During that visit, Bush asked if perhaps the Arabs might reach out
to Israel a bit more. Saudi King Abdullah responded that he didn't know
what else he could do. After all, he came up with his own "peace" (of
the grave) plan some time ago...the one Obama now claims Israel would be
nuts to reject. Here it is in a nutshell...
If Israel (and not a Jewish Israel) merely agreed to return to its
pre-'67, 9-mile wide '49 armistice line -- not border -- existence and
agreed to be swamped by millions of "returning" jihadist refugees (many,
if not most, of whom were new-comers to the Palestinian Mandate
themselves) created because the Arab attempt to nip a reborn Israel in
the bud backfired, along with everything else that the Arabs demand for
the Jewish State's suicide, then the Saudis and other Arabs might
normalize relations with Israel.
Again, the above is the plan that President-Elect Obama, Secretary
of State Rice and President Bush consider to be
an offer that Israel simply can't refuse. Of course, they'd
accept such a plan for America given similar circumstances (yeah,
right)...What's even more sickening is that they get
stuck-in-the-ghetto-minded Uncle Abe (instead of Uncle Tom) Jews like
Ehud Olmert and Shimon Peres to sing praises to it as well. Where are
those Israeli elections!!!???
The Desert Kingdom has long gotten away with a virtual free pass from
America and most of the rest of the world. The same folks -- including
academics and others who should know better -- who routinely scrutinize
Israel and the actions it's forced to take merely to survive, act deaf,
dumb, and blind when it comes to the Saudis and too many other Arabs
controlling much of the world's oil and influencing many other
petrodollar-connected, multi-national corporations in the process.
Together, this power and influence--via their many tentacles and
manifestations-- make the much spoken about "Zionist lobby" look
Years back, when I was a card-carrying member of the London-based
Anti-Slavery Society, persistent reports spoke of slavery throughout
Saudi Arabia and other Arab lands...in the oil fields, and other places
as well. It was still "above ground" up until the middle of the last
century. But it was all treated as though it didn't exist. Have you ever
noticed the many black Saudis and other Arabs? Guess who and what their
mothers mostly were?
Okay. Let's get back on track.
What else can the Saudis do to reach out to the Jews? Here's some
On President Bush's trip, he pledged some twenty billion dollars in
state-of-the-art aircraft, missiles, bombs, and so forth to the Saudis,
supposedly to bolster them against the Iranian bogeyman.
The problem is, despite all of those Arabs prancing around with their
swords, each time they were threatened -- by fellow Arabs like Saddam or
the Iranians--America had to pull their chestnuts out of the fire with
our own blood and money anyway...despite billions of dollars in military
aid given previously. Not to mention the Saudis' gift of most of the
suicide/homicide bombers of 9/11.
Previous sophisticated weaponry and aircraft that the Saudis pledged to
place to face the Iranian threat were stationed a stone's throw from
Israel instead. Indeed, they've been expanding the King Faisal Air Base
at Tabuk. Prior to Bush's new holiday gift, the base contained about 50
advanced F-15S fighter-jets, which were sent to the northwestern
facility on the eve of the U.S.-led war against Iraq in March 2003.
Other promises related to those sales later proved to be worthless as
So much for past and future similar Arab guarantees...
What else could the Saudis do for Israel?
How about honoring the pledges above, for starters.
The Protocols Of The Learned Elders Of Zion is perhaps one of the
most flagrantly anti-Semitic doctrines ever written. Guess who was one
of the latter day leaders in endorsing and spreading it around?
While the Saudis aren't the only Arabs still doing this sort of
hate-spreading stuff ("peaceful" Egypt still freely indulges), ending
such practices is another suggestion for the "what else"...as is ending
dehumanizing "kilab yahud" -- Jew dogs -- even further by
routinely also calling them sons of apes and pigs. Extend this
further by revising the textbooks of Arab children, hatred in the media,
sermons, and so forth which routinely demonize Jews and Israel, and an
Arab "peace" might become more believable.
Since America is poised to force a pax Saudia on Israel, are you
ready for more?
When Israel was squeezed by President Clinton at Camp David and Taba to
cave in to Arafat and abandon its right to defensible "secure and
recognized" borders instead of pre-'67 Auschwitz/armistice lines a la
resolution 242, while Arafat rejected the plan, Clinton and the State
Department's Arabist "deal" Prime Minister Barak was forced to accept
became the new starting point for President Bush's subsequent
Annapolis travesty. With numerous anti-Israel friends and advisors, it
will certainly be a President Obama's as well.
During the era of Clinton's "Oslo Peace," the more Israel tangibly
conceded to Arabs, the more it bled.
Guess who was paying Arab families tens of thousands of dollars each for
having a "shahid" member blow up Jewish kids in teen night clubs, buses,
pizzerias, and so forth during the Intifada (conducted under
Arafat and Abbas's Fatah good cops' watch -- not that of Hamas's bad
cops)? Maybe Saudi despots, who condemn women victims of rape to
hundreds of lashes and humiliation, could revise their policy here
The Saudis, like other Arabs, are always quick to claim the whole region
as purely Arab patrimony. Hence their additional concern about
Iranians and others who call the body of water in the north the Persian
Gulf instead of the Arabian Gulf. More than just words are involved
Since Arabs claim all that they acquired after Muhammad and successor
Caliphal armies burst out of the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century
C.E., conquering and forcibly Arabized millions of non-Arab peoples and
their lands, and then rejected the rights of Jews (one half in Israel
who were refugees from "Arab"/Muslim lands), Kurds, Berbers, black
Africans, and so forth in a later age of nationalism to resurrected
political rights of their own, perhaps the Saudis need to be reminded of
another time period in what is now their country...
As I have written elsewhere, when Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, fled
enemies in Mecca to Medina in 622 C.E. (the Hijrah), the
inhabitants welcomed him. Medina had been developed centuries earlier as
a thriving date palm oasis by Jews fleeing the Roman assault on Judaea
(the banu-Qurayzah and banu-al-Nadir tribes, etc.). Medina's mixed
population of Jews and pagan Arabs opened their doors to the future
Prophet of Islam.
Muhammad learned much from the Jews. While the actual timing of his
decision on the qibla, the direction of prayer, may never be
known, during his long sojourn with the Jews of Medina, his followers
were instructed to pray towards Jerusalem. Early prominent Arab
historians such as Jalaluddin came right out and openly stated that this
was done as an attempt to win support among influential Jewish tribes
(the "People of the Book") for Muhammad's religio-politcal claims.
It is from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (which Arabs now claim Jews
have no connection to -- including Bush's good buddy, Abbas) that
Muslims believe Muhammad ascended to Heaven on his winged horse. A
mosque, the Dome of the Rock, would later be erected on this Jewish holy
site after the Arab imperialist caliphal conquest of the land in the 7th
Arab imperialism? Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh......Only nasty westerners do
that stuff--don'tcha know?
There is no doubt among objective scholars that Jews had an enormous
impact on both Muhammad and the religion that he founded. The holy sites
for Muslims in Jerusalem (i.e. the mosques erected on the Temple Mount
of the Jews) are now deemed "holy" precisely because of the critical
years Muhammad spent after the Hijrah with the Jews.
Not mincing words, the Temple Mount of the Jews had no prior
meaning to pagan Arabs.
While there was some early Christian influence, intense scholarship has
shown that the Holy Law (Halakha) and Holy Scriptures of the Jews
had a tremendous influence on the Qur'an, Islamic Holy Law (Shari'a),
and so forth.
Muhammad's "Jerusalem connection" was most likely not established until
after his extended stay with his Jewish hosts. This was no mere
coincidence...Muslim religious beliefs regarding Muhammad's
conversations with the Angel Gabriel notwithstanding.
When the Jews refused to recognize Muhammad as the chief political
honcho, "Seal of the Prophets," and so forth, he turned on them with a
bloody vengeance. Before long, with the exception of Yemen, there were
virtually no Jews left on the Arabian Peninsula. And the direction of
prayer was changed away from Jerusalem and towards the Kaaba in Mecca
Now, imagine, since Arabs claim all of Israel because of their previous
conquests, that descendants of Arabian Jews staked their own claims as
well? How about declaring Medina as a Jewish city?
Certainly, when demands by Arabs for compensation and the like regarding
Arab refugees comes to the front burner, Jewish refugees from "Arab"
lands -- who number more and who left behind far more property and
financial assets than their Arab counterparts did due to a war that
Arabs themselves started -- need to put forth their own demands and need
to backed by an Israeli government which will state unambiguously that
there will be no fulfillment of the one claim without the other.
What else can the Saudis and other Arabs do to convince Jews that
the alleged Saudi "peace" now being promoted by assorted lame ducks and
new ducks is indeed not simply a peace of the grave? After all, Muhammad
made his "Peace of the Quraysh" too -- a temporary hudna designed
to buy time until he could conquer his enemies. Arafat loved to talk
about this regarding Israel. President Bush's darling, Abbas, was Arafat's # 1
lieutenant and choice for Prime Minister. And Abbas & Co. insist that
Israel accept all Arab demands as is. So much for negotiating...
There are two words which should comprise a proper Israeli response to
such Arab games...and let's just say they ain't Merry Christmas.
As I've pointed out often before, the solution to the Arab-Israeli mess
is not as complicated as many others have claimed.
When enemies make peace, they truly negotiate so that a compromise,
meeting the needs of both parties, is at least somewhat achieved.
One party doesn't simply just offer a take it or leave it
The Arab game plan--the alleged breakthrough offer some American
leaders say the Israelis would be nuts to refuse--is, in reality, simply
a ploy to force Israel to yield in "diplomacy" what hundreds of millions
of Arabs have not been able to achieve on the battlefield.
Seen as a starting point for further negotiations, not a take
it or leave it gimmick, the Saudi plan might have some value.
Getting rid of the plan's stipulation requiring Jews to allow their sole
state to be swamped by allegedly returning Arab jihadis raised on
Jew-hatred is a must, as just one example. Keep in mind that more Jews
fled Arab/Muslim lands as refugees in a war Arabs started than Arabs who
fled in the opposite direction. The difference? Jews didn't have
almost two dozen other states to go to and weren't perpetually stuck in
camps by their own brethren. Jews absorbed their own refugees in a state
about the size of New Jersey, virtually invisible on a world map.
Finally, if the Saudis and other assorted Arab despots want to really
reach out to Israel, all they have to do is to grant to Jews in their
sole, tiny, resurrected state a miniscule sliver of the same rights they
claim for themselves in demanding the creation of the 22nd member
nation of the Arab League and second, not first, Arab one in
"Palestine" --Jordan carved out of some 80% of the Mandate's original
The day Arabs can, at long last, get themselves to do this, they will
find an Israel bending over backwards, sideways, and forwards to be a
good neighbor--and to the entire region's benefit.