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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Israel's 'crimes'

There's a great piece in Monday's New York Post by Ralph Peters that simply must be read. Here's a small excerpt (Hat Tip: Jammie Wearing Fool and NY Nana via Little Green Footballs).
What have been Israel's "crimes?" Not "stealing Palestinian land," but making that land productive, while exposing the incompetence and sloth of Arab culture.

Israel's crime isn't striking back at terror, but demonstrating, year after year, that a country in the Middle East can be governed without resort to terror. Israel's crime hasn't been denying Arab rights, but insisting on human rights for women and minorities.

Israel's crime has been making democracy work where tyranny prevailed for 5,000 years. Israel's crime has been survival against overwhelming odds, while legions of Arab nationalists, Islamist extremists and Western leftists want every Jew dead.

But Israel's greatest crime was to expose the global cult of victimhood, to prove that hard work, fortitude and courage could overcome even history's grimmest disaster.

Was it a crime to hand Gaza back to Palestinian authorities, to give peace a chance? Look what Israel received in return for trading land for peace.

Let us never forget the fundamental truth that, while Israel longs to live in peace with its neighbors, those neighbors openly profess the desire to eliminate Israel and exterminate its people.

Indeed, Arab and regional jealousy toward Israel is so all-consuming, so necessary to excuse the Arab art of failure, that even these judicious airstrikes will hardly make a dent in the terrorist threat.
Read the whole thing.


At 1:35 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel ultimate crime? To be like every other nation on earth: a nation with equal rights among mankind. Of course this is exactly what is denied to the Jews even today.

At 2:28 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Thanks for the hat tip, Carl. That article really impressed me.

Jammie saw it first, though, as I found out when I was on an earlier thread looking for something a few minutes ago.

Why do I have this very strong feeling that Carter the Jew hater has to be throwing a tantrum somewhere?

/He must be very upset at being just a tad over draft age in the Hamas 'Boy Scouts'.

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

I wonder why Mentiroso didn't comment on this one.



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