My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Palestinians tear up another agreement...

Has anybody noticed that the agreement on the Rafah crossing has been torn up...
This weekend, Egypt reopened its Rafah border crossing with Gaza after four years of almost total closure. Amid much talk about the move’s meaning for Gaza’s quality of life, for Israel’s security, and for the character of Egypt’s new government, perhaps its most significant element has been overlooked. A binding international agreement, brokered by the U.S. and signed by Israel and the Palestinian Authority, has just effectively been torn up.

The 2005 agreement laid down detailed provisions for how Gaza’s border crossings would be run following Israel’s withdrawal from the territory earlier that year. From a security standpoint, Israel won’t mourn its demise, as the European monitors stationed at Rafah quickly proved useless at preventing the passage of terrorists and contraband.

But at a time when the world is demanding that Israel make far more dangerous territorial concessions in the West Bank in exchange for yet another piece of paper containing “robust” security provisions (to quote President Barack Obama), it’s worth noting just how flimsy such pieces of paper are. In a mere six years, Hamas has replaced the PA as Gaza’s landlord and declined to honor the latter’s promises, while Egypt’s new government has scrapped former President Hosni Mubarak’s policy of upholding the agreement even though he wasn’t a formal signatory. And presto! there goes the agreement.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sid Ryan from CUPE keeps going on a rant about the 1'500'000 oppressed people that will starve to death by the blockades run by Israel that stop food and Medicines from getting in to Gaza.

Poor Sid, he must have drank the Kool-Ade at Palestine-House and didn't read the U.N. Report about the Obesity-Crisis in Gaza for adults and children.
Just check out any News video from the Egypt border flood of palestinians after the bulldozer knocked down a wall, the video has Obese females running while holding an obese child which I would like Sid Ryan to explain to me how Obesity is the first sign of starvation.

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