This Friday, March 30, 2012, a motley collection of leftists, aging anti-colonialists and assorted other anti-semites intend to storm Israel’s borders (non-violently) from all directions in a “Global March to Jerusalem (GM2J),” Israel’s capital.
The idea is to stage a massive media stunt to demonstrate international solidarity with the Arabs who live in what formerly was known as Jewish Palestine and now aspire to yet another nation state of their own. Not surprisingly, the GM2J is sponsored by the Iranian regime in conjunction with its long-time terror proxies HAMAS and Hizbollah.
There’s been no word yet on whether Iran’s other major terror affiliate—Al-Qaeda—intends to take part. Citing “the Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and Judaisation policies affecting the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem,” Arab and Muslim forces of Islamic jihad and their fellow travelers among the global witless left have created dozens of Facebook support group pages and some other online sites full of histrionics about the “very survival” of Jerusalem.
Prominent among the GM2J supporters are terror organizations such as Fatah and the Palestinian Resistance Committees plus Muslim Brotherhood associates like the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe and the Muslim Association of Britain. International supporters include A.N.S.W.E.R., CODEPINK, Viva Palestine (of HAMAS terror flotilla infamy), anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, Princeton University professor Cornell West, the America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright and MIT professor Noam Chomsky.
Putting the prospective event into perspective, it is useful to consider how these piteous protesters got to this point. Mostly it’s because, despite their fervent desire to destroy the Jewish State of Israel, more than six decades of trying have resulted in an Israel that is more prosperous, vibrant and freer than ever while the Arab/Muslim world is a mess.
Certainly, it’s not for lack of effort on the Islamic jihadi side: After successive Arab armies went down to defeat repeatedly before the tiny Israeli powerhouse, they tried intifadas and terror—incessant, worldwide and utterly ineffectual; then came flotillas and a couple of border marches that got some publicity and not much else; followed by a diplomatic try for backdoor statehood at the United Nations that next to nobody wanted to support; and finally, a non-stop barrage of missiles and rockets out of Gaza aimed at Israeli population centers that’s been countered successfully by a high-tech system of missile interceptors.
So, now, it’s down to a rag-tag mob of hundreds or maybe thousands, lots of whom aren’t either Arab or Muslim, to seize what headlines they might with a “peaceful” march to and maybe across Israel’s borders. Jihadi frustration is palpable.
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by: Clare Lopez
Clare Lopez is a senior fellow at the Clarion Fund and a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on the Middle East, national defense and counte-rterrorism.
Lopez began her career as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).