After today, that should be clear, at least, to Israelis themselves.
Here in Australia, the leftarded ABC journaillie is obsessed with ‘retaliation’ and ‘tit for tat’. How dare Jews defend themselves!
Hussein Obama has left the golf course long enough toÂ urge Israel not to retaliateÂ against the ‘Palestinians’ for the murder of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Frenkel ‘– who held Israeli and American citizenship.’ (Carl)
The IDF is now going after the terrorists, and I sincerely hope they’re cleaning up.
This is long overdue. Hamas has for years called for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jewish children on its al-Aqsa TV channel. But watch for the UN and Obama to call for Israeli “restraint.” Any minute now. Obama has already warned Israel “to refrain from steps that could further destabilise the situation.” – Pamela Geller
As a result, more than 400
PalestiniansArabs have been arrested, while five have been killed in fighting with Israeli troops.
There have been too many such cases.
From a story in the New York Times about the murder of three Israeli boys and the two men, members of Hamas, who have disappeared and who are suspected of being their killers:
“As Monday turned to Tuesday, Jewish settlers and Palestinian residents clashed at the entrance to Hebron, the home of the suspected kidnappers, Mr. Qawasmeh, a 29-year-old barber, and Mr. Abu Aisha, 33, who owns a store near Jerusalem. Israeli troops have repeatedly searched the men’s homes. They returned Monday night, blocking access to the houses, and fired tear gas at scores of Palestinians who showed up and threw stones.
Mother of kidnapper: “I will be proud of him until Judgment Day”
Mr. Abu Aisha’s mother, Nadia, said the Israelis had demolished her house, as they did after another son was killed in 2005 when he tried to hurl an explosive at soldiers. Amer Abu Aisha left behind three children, she said. “I will educate them to be for jihad,” she said. “I promise they will be as their father, to be fighters and to be martyrs.”
June 1967 would have been a good time for Israel to swiftly annex those parts of Judea and Samaria to which it had a prior and superior claim, as parts of the territory of the Mandate for Palestine, established for the express purpose of creating the Jewish National Home, and for no other. This was before the Arabs had invented, for propaganda purposes, the “Palestinian people” (no Arab diplomat at the U.N., no Arab leader, no Arab intellectual, had used before the Six-Day War that phrase “the Palestinian people.” The word “Palestinian” as a noun had been applied, before 1948, to Jews living ias that part of the Mandate for Palestine, mainly by Jews in the Diaspora. The campaign to make people forget history, to forget what the League of Mandates’ Commission, representing the civilized powers, had decided (for it had several Mandates for the Arabs as well, though the Kurdish state once contemplated in the end was prevented by the Turkish government), had done, to forget the legal, moral, and historic claims of the Jews to that small sliver of land, a place of “waste and desolation” according to every Western visitor in the 19th century. And even that small sliver was further reducedÂ when Great Britain, to the outrage and horror of Professor William Rappard, the learnedSwissÂ be head of the Mandates Commission, unilaterally decided that the Mandate’s provisions about encouraging “close Jewish settlement on the land” would not be applied to any of the territory east of the Jordan, and handed it over to be incorporated into the just-created Emirate of Transjordan, given to the Hashemite Abdullah so he would not threaten French interests in Damascus).
Right now, with Syria, and Iraq, and the just-proclaimed Caliphate,taking up the world’s Middle Eastern attention,Â and people all over the world, from Japan to China to Burma and Thailand, to India, and in Western Europe, beginnning to recognize with ill-concealed anxiety, what the large-scale presence of Muslims in their midst means to them, to their civilizational cohesion, and physical security, the Israelis could do much more than merely declare war on Hamas. They could seize all of Hebron — which, after all, is one of the four holy cities of Judaism (the others are: Safad, Tiberias, and Jerusalem) — and enlarge the size of Kiryat Shmona, and let the Arabs howl as they may. Right now — but only right now, when the bodies have just been found — the Israelis can do what they want, and they should. But I don’t think they will. And that is a mistake, of the same kind, if not of the same degree, as that made long ago, in the summer of 1967. They were wrong not to then. But they have to try to do what they have not done sufficiently, which is to educate a wider audience of people who have been subject to the slow stiillicide of Arab propaganda (often propagated by non-Arabs too, for various reasons which include amazing, self-satisfied ignorance of the relevant history, and of Islam, but also because of the deployment of Arab money, and the eagerness of antisemites everywhere to find a socially-acceptable outlet in “anti-Israel” Indignation over the “plight of the Palestinians”). Those who are simply ignorant, and know so little about the history of the area that the Romans renamed “Palestine” — and the continuous Jewish settlement and attachment to that area, conquered by Muslims, and treated with indifference by Muslims, as have so many other areas of the world, which led to its dismal state in the 19th century, and which only changed when the native Jewish population was increased by those who came to resurrect the ancient Jewish commonwealth, to the world’s great, if largely unrecognized, benefit. AndÂ the benefit is not limited to non-Muslims or non-Arabs; the unrecognized “mission civilisatrice” of the Israelis has had remarkable results among a local Arab (cultural, intellectual) elite.
No one has the moral right to lecture the Israelis about anything. After today, that should be clear, at least, to Israelis themselves. And they should take advantage of this particular moment to seize the day, and Hebron, or much of it.
And where’s Zero?
Hussein Obama expressed his “deepest condolences” to the family of the slain teenagers. He added:Â “I also urge all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation.” Obama did not accuse Hamas of this despicable act nor did he say our government would assist Israel in its search for security and justice.Â Obama has once again called for “restraint” and “stability.” Does he mean that Jihadists should refrain from Jihad because it is “de-stabilizing” the entire Middle East or does he mean, more likely, that Israel should “refrain” from defending itself?