Don’t Feed the
By Jim Fletcher
King David Street
is a pleasant place. Tree-lined and filled with boutiques, the nearby King David Hotel
is the crown jewel of the meeting of the old and new cities.
This week, another Palestinian worker manned another
bulldozer in an attempt to murder innocents. Just a few hundred yards from the
King David, a five-minute walk from the Old
walls, the worker attempted to mimic a recent murder spree, in which several
people died. This time, 16 people were injured before bystanders shot the man to
These are but the latest attempts by Arab terrorists to
kill Jews. And you can count on one thing:
The international community will beg the Palestinians to
take gifts. Gifts of land, gifts of a state, gifts of legitimacy. It’s the old
strategy of feeding the beast someone else, and hope he doesn’t eat you.
Democratic nominee Barack Obama is but the latest to travel
down the Road of Insanity in this insane dance with the Palestinians. He
actually said in his press conference in
that he hopes Hamas will decide to become a legitimate political movement
dedicated to the Palestinian good, and that Hamas will recognize Israel.
Is he a liar, or really that naïve? It is doubtful a guy as
smart as Obama is naïve. Let me digress here for a minute and bring up a hard
point. This is harsh, but hear me out.
Obama said in the press conference that he understands the
lives with. He said that if someone were firing rockets at his house at night,
at his daughters, he’d do everything possible to stop it.
I do not believe him. A man who has such low regard for
human life (see his votes on abortion-related issues) will not put his own life
on the line to save anyone. It won’t happen.
It is reminiscent of Bill Clinton’s comical-repulsive
commitment to get in a ditch and fight for Israel,
if necessary. No one seriously believed Bill Clinton would face existential
danger for anyone but himself.
Nor would Barack Obama. His arrogance and narcissism would
not allow him to make a moral decision of that magnitude.
Rather than pander to the animals and zoo keepers of “Palestine,” Obama should have condemned the
vicious attacks that just took place in Jerusalem.
When asked what fresh initiatives he could bring to the Arab-Israeli conflict
(the media knew the question and answer would be meaningless), Obama should have
“Fresh ideas? How about this. The barbarians who are
demanding a state carved out of Israel
will not have a state on my watch. It would be left up to my successor to chart
his own course on the matter, but I do not believe the Palestinian people
deserve a better fate than the one they currently have until they decide to
firmly join the community of civilized nations.”
Rest assured, that would set off a firestorm of media
activity, and would place Obama himself on the Palestinian hit list.
But alas, it didn’t happen and won’t happen because the
Palestine Zoo houses some of the most dangerous animals on the planet.
Terrorists who storm tourist beaches at Tel Aviv; terrorists who kill children
in front of their parents; terrorists who throw stones at vehicles; terrorists
who train and dispatch homicide-bombers. On and on.
What if we stopped feeding the animals? Cut off aid. Shun
them politically. Invite them to have a state in
Western Arabia. The southern Sinai. The moon. Anywhere
but the miraculous state of Israel.
Shaul Mofaz, former defense minister in Israel, said this week that
he knew from personal experience — born and raised as a Persian Jew in Iran — that strength is the
best option in the Middle East.
The Arabs understand pain. They shrink back into their crevices and caves. But
attempts to pacify them and understand them and help them ensure that you’ll get
your hand bit off. Or worse.
arrested a half-dozen terrorists with ties to Al Quaida…in east Jerusalem.
If you’ve been a tourist in that part of the world, you know how close the
eastern Arab city is to the civilized western part of the city. Stroll down the
old stone streets and buy tourist junk and you’ll be greeted by smiles and
offers of thick, black coffee. They love America!
So long as you keep the cash coming.
But rest assured that many Palestinians intend to mow-down
Jews so they can get us in their sights.
will survive, but it will be a hard road. For what it’s worth, I believe the
Israelis will act to stop Iran’s
nuclear program. The world quakes at the mere thought. The prevailing political
advice is a knee-knocking “Don’t!”
That’s one of the reasons I hope they
do. The Israelis won in 1948, and
1956, and 1967, and 1973. They won at Entebbe.
They won in Beirut. They won at
They will win against Haman, too, again. And they will do
it in spite of cowards like the freshman senator from Illinois.