Disturbing: EU Wants Ceasefire With Hamas Disarmament, Obama Wants Immediate Ceasefire Without Hamas Disarmament


obama1While the European Union (EU) has called for an Israeli/Hamas ceasefire that encompassed Hamas disarmament, President Barack Obama disagrees. Instead, he seeks an immediate ceasefire in which Hamas is not disarmed.

Also, Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA), which had kept a low profile on the issue, has now come out with a hardened, pro-Hamas position that echoes President Obama’s position on disarming Hamas only within the framework of a peace settlement.

Thus, on July 22, the EU Foreign Affairs Council said, “The EU calls on Hamas to immediately put an end to these acts and to renounce violence. All terrorist groups in Gaza must disarm. The EU strongly condemns calls on the civilian population of Gaza to provide themselves as human shields” (‘EU Council conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process: Summary: 22 July 2014, Brussels — Council of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting conclusions on the MEPP’).

In contrast, on July 27, President Obama called for “an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now … ultimately, any lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarization of Gaza”[emphasis added] (‘Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel,’ July 27, 2014).

Yesterday, Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, reconfirmed this in front of several hundred Jewish leaders from around country at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., calling for an “immediate, unconditional, humanitarian ceasefire.”

This means that President Obama does not support Israel’s right to defend itself, but demands instead that Israel stop defending itself immediately.

Following this, PA senior official Saeb Erekat said that Israel’s demand to disarm the Gaza groups of their weapons is an issue that belongs to negotiations of a permanent settlement, and will not even be discussed before Israel recognizes a Palestinian state within the 1949 armistice lines with Jerusalem as its capital (‘PLO adopts President Obama’s position that Hamas remain armed until permanent Palestinian-Israeli agreement reached,’ Independent Media Review Analysis (IMRA), July 28, 2014).

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) National President Morton A. Klein remarked, “It is remarkable that President Obama chose to depart from a wide European consensus that Hamas should be disarmed.

“It is also remarkable that President Obama, who originally said that he supported Israel’s efforts to end Hamas rocket assaults and eliminate its terror tunnels, should call for an immediate ceasefire that leaves Hamas’ armories and terror tunnels intact and thus would deprive Israel of finishing what he said he supported.

“This means that President Obama does not support Israel’s right to defend itself, but demands instead that Israel stop defending itself immediately.

“The key word here in President Obama’s statement is ‘ultimately.’ He is deferring the vital task of defanging Hamas and preventing a recurrence of its aggression and terrorism to a peace settlement. But a peace settlement is simply unavailable when most Palestinians do not accept Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and, thus, support anti-Jewish terrorism and reject a Palestinian state living peacefully alongside Israel, as consistent poll results show. Thus, to say that Hamas must be disarmed at a later date in a future peace settlement merely ensures Hamas remains a heavily armed terror group.

“The terror tunnels in particular pose an enormous danger to Israel, given that they would permit hundreds of Hamas jihadists to infiltrate Israel, and carry out mass casualty attacks that might make the Mumbai attack in 2008 look almost mild in comparison. President Obama’s proposal of an immediate ceasefire that leaves Hamas intact would, if adopted, incentivize Hamas terrorism, endanger Israel and ensure a bigger, more costly conflagration in the future.

“President Obama’s stance has also served to radicalize the PA position, which is now in favor of ceasefire that strengthens its regime partner and rival, Hamas.

“This is not peace-making. This is not ‘having Israel’s back,’ as President Obama likes to claim. It is having Hamas’ back — and it is a prescription for renewed and more costly war.”

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  1. I think we all get the worlds solution for a cease fire. Hamas should cease shooting rockets and Israel should cease being period. The entire episode unfolding before our eyes is unfortunately a unpleasant reminder of the worlds great love for the Jews.

  2. So far everything OB has done has had a result opposite of what he intended . With Hashems help and Israels’ resolve he will have the result he deserves

  3. I’m not at all surprised at Obama’s statement. Remember how Obama said a while back that he would like Israel to go back to its borders before 1967 ?

  4. Remember how when Hussain came into power, he immediately got rid of the term George Bush used “axis of evil” to define the terrorist Organizations of the World? He told the American people that he didn’t care about the terrorists who took down the Twin Towers. The only reason the Saudi’s did it, is because we Evil White Americans succes in life is “insulting” to the poor radical Muslems. If you remember, the Kenyan immediately went on an “Apology Tour” to all the Arab Nations. We rich white Americans are so sorry for making something with our lives. We will stop. Please forgive us evil Americans. We will even make every stupid American take his clothing off & get xrayed before boarding a flight! We will put cameras on every street corner! Etc………..!

  5. BIBI,



  6. No one can save Mr. Obama. His contribution to history is not numbering his gifts with war. And as a result, he has no handshake for success. Disappointing.

    Foolish tie selection for judgment day.

  7. To all the Yidden who voted for Obama: I hope you’re satisfied. You’re the ones who threw Israel and all of us under the bus by voting for this soneh Yisrael. Next time, forget about voting for the one who supports the meshugas causes of our warped world and vote for the one who has some morals, is ethical, supports Israel and believes in G-d.
    By the way, the palace called. Achashverosh is looking forward to greeting you at his party. Sounds silly? I think not. Any Yid who voted for Obama would certainly have gone to mishteh Achashverosh. And you all know where that got us.