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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Questions from the incitement index

I discussed the government's new incitement index in an earlier post. Noah Pollak raises a few questions that should be considered by US officials.
The list goes on at nauseating length, documenting the incontrovertible fact that the Palestinian Authority is very much still in the terrorism game — and, it must be added, all while funded by the United States and European governments. The incitement index raises troubling questions: Isn’t it time for Congress to hold hearings on the use of U.S. funds by the Palestinian Authority to promote terrorism?

It is also long past time that U.S. officials asked an even more important question of their Palestinian counterparts: Why do you denounce terrorism that happened a few days ago, but celebrate terrorism that happened a few years ago? Does the passage of time transform murder from a “despicable act,” as Abbas said today, into a cause for celebration? It is clear once again that Mahmoud Abbas and the PA are simply playing their old game — criticizing terrorism in English while glorifying it in Arabic. Israel cannot make peace with people who do that.
But what about Israeli officials? Shouldn't our government be waving these questions in the faces of the quartet and explaining to them that we can't negotiate under these circumstances? Instead of repeating the mantra that we want negotiations without preconditions, isn't it time to tell our 'allies' that we cannot negotiate with an entity that continues to incite terror against us? Isn't it time to tell the Obama administration (in particular) that there is nothing to be gained from discussions with a terror promoting entity?

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At 12:24 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Carl, Aaron Klein has splashed out an even bigger question... the killers are being named and connected to the U.S. training program (did the training cover how to get through a security fence without tripping an alarm?). An underlying question would be, considering that the Code Pink, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Tony Blair's sister in law, Free Gaza funding of the flotilla attack on Israel, with another one planned, what role has the U.S. (and President Obama and Condoleeza Rice) been playing in undermining (and attacking) Israel from every direction? We need to vote these people out!


At 10:26 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Israeli politicians to admit the peace process charade is just that - a charade.

Over two decades of talking to killers and Holocaust Deniers have blunted their moral sensibilities. When you start doing something wrong, its very hard to stop.

If any one knows a way to force Israel's leaders to quit "cold turkey", I'd love to hear it.


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