August 29, 2005

Is Sharon an Egyptian Mole?

Crazy idea, huh? But the way he has been acting lately, a Jew from Mars might be forgiven for thinking so. On a day like today, when two Labour activists seriously suggested Sharon should stand as their party’s candidate in the next election, anything is possible.

Perhaps Sharon’s famous head bandage - recently auctioned by EBay - covered not a war wound but some brain surgery carried out by the Egyptians during his brief foray across the Suez Canal in 1973.

First he abandons his party’s electoral platform to adopt his Labor opponent’s manifesto of unilateral disengagement. This policy he bulldozes through the Knesset in a way that no Labor prime minister would ever have had the guts or the chutzpa to do.

To achieve this he takes Labour into his cabinet and appoints Oslo’s architect Shimon Peres as his deputy. His other deputy Ehud Olmert hardly lets a day pass without promises of further unilateral withdrawals and could not possibly be doing so without his PM’s approval. Sharon fires any military or security staff who dare to caution against giving up strategic depth or rewarding terror. He now seems to trust Arabs more than the Jews in his own Likud party.

And now, without any mandate from his electorate, he plans to open up the Sinai to the Egyptian army. He thinks Egypt has done such a good job protecting Cairo and Sharm from terrorist attacks, they can be relied upon to protect our new southern border from terrorist infiltration and weapons smuggling.

The fact that Egypt has never stopped rehearsing canal crossings for the past 20 years is just incidental. That Egypt has never stifled the rabid anti-Jewish incitement in its official media – which even blamed Israel for the Sharm bombings - seems to make no difference to their trustworthiness in sitting right at our border. It’s okay for Mubarak’s helicopter gunships ostensibly patrolling Rafah to be in rocket range of Ashkelon. It’s also okay for the Egyptian navy - considered superior to Israel’s - to control a seaport in Gaza where its top-of-the-range missile boats would be in striking distance of Ashdod. And equally no problem for the new Egyptian garrison in Sinai to have almost total oversight of our defense facilities and bases in the Negev.

And all this largesse and trust from a canny general whose mother lectured him well into her eighties: “Never trust Arabs”.

Even if Sharon thought Mubarak was the most trustworthy Arab in the world, he could surely not forget what happened to Sadat and realize what might happen if a re-militarized Sinai fell into the hands of a more radical Islamist opponent. Not for once has a new king arisen over Egypt who did not know Joseph.

August 19, 2005

B'tselem: Thy True Name is Kapo

B'tselem is the self-styled "Israeli Information Centre" for Human Rights in the "Occupied Territories". On a morning when thousands of homeless Jews, traumatised by their eviction from beautiful homes and communities start preparing for shabbat in tents, trailers and hostels with handouts from well-meaning volunteers, this so-called human rights organisation chooses to place the most inflammatory half-page ad in the Jerusalem Post. It decries the "suffocation of Palestinian cities" and condemns the security fence which it classifies as a "land grab". Not once do these Jews of B'tselem mention - let alone acknowledge - the pain and distress caused to their brothers and sisters and little children in these recent days of sadness and trauma. This is my message to them:

Of all the things I have seen and read in the course of the disengagement process, nothing has upset me more than your half-page ad in today's Jerusalem Post. That you Jews would place the human rights of unrepentant killers of our civilians above those of your own people is beneath contempt. These people were sworn to our liquidation long before we entered the 'West Bank' that you demand we withdraw from, and long before we needed a security fence that you demand we dismantle.

As the son of an Auschwitz survivor, I can tell you that whatever the word B'tselem is supposed to mean, your real name is Kapo. You are the true enemies of the Jewish people, more worthy of contempt than young suicide bombers. Most of them have been brainwashed in Jihadist medrassas. You have no such excuse. Your work is cold, calculating and amounts to the purest form of perfidy.

Before you preach on human rights, take a lesson from animal rights. The instinct of every living creature is to protect its young. Instead you protect the rights of those who have blown the legs off three of Noga Cohen's children, gunned down social worker Tali Hatuel with her four little girls and unborn child, killed or injured hundreds of our teenagers in restaurants and discos and blown apart parents and grandparents on buses.

How dare you presume to judge the Jews on human rights? We have had more security prisoners in our jails over a longer period than any other country. And yet we have had not so much as a whiff of abuse, let alone anything approaching the stories of Abu Ghraib. In Jenin we have, at great risk and cost in our own blood, chosen to knock on booby-trapped doors when we could so easily have carpet-bombed as the US did in Afghanistan and the EU did in Yugoslavia. Even the most expensively prepared and painstakingly rehearsed targeted killings of terrorist leaders have been aborted in the last seconds where there was a risk of collateral damage to civilians.

Which other people would do this?
Mi ke-amcha Yisrael goy echad ba-aretz?

If you are genuine in your concern for human rights, I have some useful assignments for you. Go monitor the Arabs for their butchery of 100,000 souls in Sudan where over a million non-Arabs have been driven from their homes. Find out why it seems there are more UN people in Israel, swanning around in fancy white jeeps, than in Darfur where someone dies of starvation every hour of every day. Find out why Palestinians are still living in refugee camps when they have received more foreign aid per capita than any other group since time began. By even the most simple arithmetic, each family should now be living in their own villa without a mortgage. Where has this money gone? I think I know, but perhaps you could claim some modicum of legitimacy if you found out for yourself and then exposed what is surely the grandest larceny of them all.

I don't know who funds your reprehensible program. I hope however that this message finds its way to at least some of your gullible donors and causes them to reconsider where their money could be more productively and honestly used.

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August 18, 2005


Arriving in Israel this evening – the last day of evictions from the Gush - I was welcomed by a 5-mile tailback into Jerusalem. When my taxi finally reached the end of the bottleneck, there were hundreds of kids crowding the entrance to the eternal capital of our people. Most of them were crying. One tearful girl was holding a sign with the simple question: Lamah? (Why?)

History will judge whether Ariel Sharon was right or wrong in doing what he did last week. History in Israel runs to about a month or so. That’s as long as it will take to see the Kassams flying again and the suicide bombers moving to Phase III of their Oslo Plan to wipe our people off the face of what the Wahhabists call “Muhammad’s Peninsula”.

Their foolishness in aspiring to such goals is matched only by their illiteracy and moral corruption.

Passing all those tearful kids, I came to the conclusion that there is no way that Ariel Sharon will ever win a popular election in this country ever again. Whilst the secularist peaceniks of Ramat Aviv will have mouthed ‘good riddance’ to the settlers dragged kicking and screaming from their homes, their own teenage kids will doubtless have identified with the trauma of their peer group. Whenever the next election comes, I believe the vast majority of teenage voters will register a protest vote against Sharon whose actions last week - but moreso, the way he compromised the democratic process to do so with 1.6 billion shekels in bribes to keep his government in power - will live in infamy in the annals of Jewish history.

Read how Sharon gave Arab MK's a Veto on our Survival:

August 12, 2005

Message from an American Christian

Letter To The Editor

I want to thank you for the excellent article by Zalmi Unsdorfer titled "The World`s Jew" (front-page essay, July 15). Mr. Unsdorfer captures the reality of Israel`s situation in the world today perfectly. I am an American Christian, and there are millions of us who love and support Israel and who will stand with Israel throughout this dark period and forevermore. To Israel I say: Stand firm, be not dismayed. Your God neither slumbers nor sleeps and He will defend you as He has promised. To Israel`s enemies I say: Remember the words of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — "I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curse thee."To the Sharon government I say: Wake up! God is watching you and will hold you eternally accountable for giving His land away to the enemies of Israel. To the Jews of the world I say: You are greatly loved, you are meant to be a light to the nations, your redemption draws near. Please publish this letter and use my name. I want the world to know that I love Israel and the Jewish people.

Jimmy Rossano, Wallkill, NY

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August 09, 2005

Europe, thy name is Cowardice

An excellent piece by Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the German media group Axel Springer, published in Die Welt :

A few days ago Henryk M. Broder wrote in Welt am Sonntag, "Europe – your family name is appeasement." It’s a phrase you can’t get out of your head because it’s so terribly true.Appeasement cost millions of Jews and non-Jews their lives as England and France, allies at the time, negotiated and hesitated too long before they noticed that Hitler had to be fought, not bound to agreements. Appeasement stabilized communism in the Soviet Union and East Germany in that part of Europe where inhuman, suppressive governments were glorified as the ideologically correct alternative to all other possibilities. Appeasement crippled Europe when genocide ran rampant in Kosovo and we Europeans debated and debated until the Americans came in and did our work for us. Rather than protecting democracy in the Middle East, European appeasement, camouflaged behind the fuzzy word "equidistance," now countenances suicide bombings in Israel by fundamentalist Palestinians. Appeasement generates a mentality that allows Europe to ignore 300,000 victims of Saddam’s torture and murder machinery and, motivated by the self-righteousness of the peace-movement, to issue bad grades to George Bush. A particularly grotesque form of appeasement is reacting to the escalating violence by Islamic fundamentalists in Holland and elsewhere by suggesting that we should really have a Muslim holiday in Germany.What else has to happen before the European public and its political leadership get it? There is a sort of crusade underway, an especially perfidious crusade consisting of systematic attacks by fanatic Muslims, focused on civilians and directed against our free, open Western societies.It is a conflict that will most likely last longer than the great military conflicts of the last century—a conflict conducted by an enemy that cannot be tamed by tolerance and accommodation but only spurred on by such gestures, which will be mistaken for signs of weakness.Two recent American presidents had the courage needed for anti-appeasement: Reagan and Bush. Reagan ended the Cold War and Bush, supported only by the social democrat Blair acting on moral conviction, recognized the danger in the Islamic fight against democracy. His place in history will have to be evaluated after a number of years have passed.In the meantime, Europe sits back with charismatic self-confidence in the multicultural corner instead of defending liberal society’s values and being an attractive center of power on the same playing field as the true great powers, America and China. On the contrary—we Europeans present ourselves, in contrast to the intolerant, as world champions in tolerance, which even (Germany's Interior Minister) Otto Schily justifiably criticizes. Why? Because we’re so moral? I fear it’s more because we’re so materialistic.For his policies, Bush risks the fall of the dollar, huge amounts of additional national debt and a massive and persistent burden on the American economy—because everything is at stake.While the alleged capitalistic robber barons in American know their priorities, we timidly defend our social welfare systems. Stay out of it! It could get expensive. We’d rather discuss the 35-hour workweek or our dental health plan coverage. Or listen to TV pastors preach about "reaching out to murderers." These days, Europe reminds me of an elderly aunt who hides her last pieces of jewellery with shaking hands when she notices a robber has broken into a neighbour’s house. Europe, thy name is cowardice.

August 06, 2005

מידה כנגד מידה

Tributes pour into the UK over the death of ex-foreign secretary Robin Cook. Undoubtedly he was a great parliamentarian and his courageous resignation on a point of principle (however misguided) is something from which Israeli ministers could learn a lot. But as a foreign secretary he was a disaster. His major gaffe over Kashmir caused extreme embarrrassment for the Queen's 1997 state visit to India. Six months later he caused equal embarrassment to Tony Blair and gross offence on his official visit to Israel. Departing from an agreed schedule, he went out of his way to meet and grandstand Palestinian activists at the Har Homa construction site. Our people shall not miss Cookie. He openly supported terrorist leaders committed to the destruction of Israel. In opposing the invasion of Iraq, he seemed content to allow Saddam to continue tossing live citizens into tree shredders. He first stumbled at Har Homa but finally fell on another mountain in the Scottish highlands.
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