By Schmoel Yitzhak
MEMO: TO BARACK OBAMA, CATHERINE ASHTON, HILLARY CLINTON, THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ASSORTED DO-GOODERS URGiNG AN ISRAELI-ARAB PEACE TREATY:
Wake up to reality, my good friends.
No such treaty can be written -- whether it be on parchment, in concrete or etched on a stained-glass window -- that will guarantee permanent peace for Jews in Israel.
Oh, sure, you may be able to hammer out a deal that SAYS Arabs will be nicey-nice to The Jewish State and the deal may even have the permanency of mayonnaise or a long-lasting bagel; but not likely more than that.
And if you want proof-positive, merely consult your daily paper, handy television set or -- as electronics would have it -- that magical thing you carry in your hand all the time bringing you the latest news.
As for the news, I'm referring to a couple of stories, one of which the New York Times' journalistic stooge, Haaretz, recently headlined: THOUSANDS IN JORDAN CALL FOR END OF PEACE TREATY WITH ISRAEL.
Don't for a second believe that the Jordanians are kidding around. Last Friday protesters numbering in the thousands crowded streets in no less than seven Jordanian cities urging authorities to expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman.
To show that they mean business, the Jew-hating Arabs burned Israeli flags, chanted "death, death to Israel" and "no to a Zionist embassy on our land."
Should this combined -- Islamic-leftist -- malicious jubilee sound familiar to you, it certainly should because similar demonstrations have taken place in Egypt.
So, what does all this prove?
For starters we know that Egypt and Jordan have -- for what they are worth -- peace treaties with Israel. The late Anwar Sadat signed the Egyptian pact with Israel's Menachem Begin while the late King Hussein was architect of the Jordanian deal. Each was penned at a more optimistic time in the Middle East before militant Islam set out to more forcefully conquer the area.
The anti-Mubarak uprising has changed all that. Although the Egyptian government is in a state of flux -- by the way, do you know who's running the country? -- it has become apparent that the nation's Muslim Brotherhood has become its power broker. Furthermore, the MB says NG -- translated NO GOOD -- to virtually anything Israeli.
That helps explain why the gas pipeline between Egypt and Israel has suffered more Islamic-inflicted holes than a decade's worth of Swiss cheese and that Egypt has virtually declared that Benjamin Netanyahu had better find another fuel source because that pipeline ain't for Jews anymore.
No question; at best, Israel's peace treaty with Cairo is hanging by a gossamer string. At worst, it will be severed the moment that the MB takes over -- a la Hamas in Gaza -- and decides that it wants to once and for all take on Israel in a war.
As for the Jordanians, after the present King Abdullah's father signed the Israel-Jordan peace pact in 1994 at Wadi Araba, a period of relative calm and mutual understanding -- if not respect -- prevailed between the neighbors.
What's more the contemporary King Abdullah has done as much as any Arab leader to maintain Arab-Israeli decorum from his side of the fence. The monarch recently proved that yet again when he nominated Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh who once served as a key figure in the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace process.
Courageously, Tarawneh indicated that, given the opportunity to do it all over again, he would support the 1994 peace treaty.
Trouble is that Tarawneh's position has aroused the Jordanian MB's ire -- not to mention the leftists' mob -- and that inspires the realistic question: what would happen if the MB took over Jordan the way it's now doing in Egypt?
Clearly, the answer would be that the peace treaty with Israel would become an endangered species.
It also proves one point that the naive Obama, Clinton, et. al. neglect to note; until the surrounding Arab states unequivocally recognize Israel as THE Jewish State and, furthermore, guarantee its right to exist, the do-gooders treaty-mongering will be as useful as flat wheels on the Peace Express!