German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett come from different worlds. Merkel, whose country committed the worst horrors of the last century and is now the most powerful European Union member, is quite far from the dangerous neighborhood in which Bennett lives.
Both leaders interpret history based on their own needs.
The EU hopes to resurrect JCPOA, Obama’s folly that gave Iran billions of dollars for absolutely zilch, unless Obama’s purpose was to force Israel into an untenable position. Nothing America, the EU or Israel does will alter Iran’s nuclear plans by one iota. That the Islamic state lies to the infidel to gain an advantage is common practice. The West knows it but pretends not to.
As for making peace with the Palestinian Arabs and having two state living side by side, everyone agrees — but Merkel offers no pathway and Bennett does not see it happening under current Arab leadership.
The PA demands the 1949 Armistice Lines as a border: all Jews expelled from Palestine, and an influx into Israel of up to 5 million Arab refugees and their descendants.
Hamas wants to replace Israel. Period.
So, thanks for the visit, Angela. It was good PR.
Deerfield Beach, Fla.
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