April 19, 2011

No Peace in Our Time

The arrest of two Arab youths, age 18 and 19 for the slaughter of the Fogel family in Itamar, proves the folly of the ‘peace process’ and why there can never be true peace in this region for another generation.

It recalls a piece I blogged 10 years ago, during the 2001 election campaign between Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon. I compared our predicament at that time with Daniel in the Lions’ den.


The lion is untamed and unpredictable. At circus-time it can appear docile and domesticated and, like the Palestinian leadership, it can do all sorts of cute tricks for the world’s media.

But, faced with a piece of raw meat or the smell of blood the lion turns frighteningly into the savage beast it really is and it will tear a man apart just like that Ramallah lynch mob.

The lion tamer may keep a lion at bay with nothing more than a chair, providing there is a man with a rifle outside the cage in case of emergency. Similarly Israel may indeed share a home with the Palestinians so long as she has military supremacy at all times.
Unfortunately, Barak has forgotten the golden rule of the lion tamer: ‘never turn your back on him!’

Barak has shown himself too ready to turn his back on territory and principles. The appearance of being hounded out of Lebanon and compromises on the previously untouchable Jerusalem are signs of weakness that have turned the lion into a beast.

The only way to really tame a lion is to bring him up in captivity. Only when an entire generation of Palestinians is brought up on decent values instead of blood lust and propaganda will there be any chance of living in safety with them.

Over the last 10 years Ehud Barak has gotten worse and the ‘blood lust and propaganda’ have been exposed as systematic brainwashing of Muslim children from kindergarten age. This clip is just one sick example.

So long as Arab infants are suckled on this kind of hate and dehumanization of Jews and other infidels, no amount of territorial concessions, paper treaties or superpower guarantees will mean anything in terms of true peace and security for our people.

On Seder night we recall the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. After the sin of the Golden Calf, God made them wander in the wilderness for 40 years, until the whole generation of that sin had died off.

So, peace in our time?
Sadly not.
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