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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sacrificed to an imaginary god

Two nights ago a 29 year old Israeli husband/father named Ido Zoldan was driving from one Jewish town to another... a route that took him past an Arab village called Funduk... when according to reports, terrorists in a passing car opened fire, fatally wounding him.  Paramedics who arrived on the scene were unable to revive him.  His wife and two small children buried him yesterday.

The Al Aksa Martyr's Brigade (which is affiliated with, and under the direct control of, Mahmood Abbas' Fatah party) took responsibility for the attack saying it was, "a protest against the Annapolis conference and a response to Israel's crimes against the Palestinians."

To be clear, this wasn't Hamas, Islamic Jihad, or Al Qaeda, over which Abbas and Fatah maintain not a shred of control.  This was a terrorist group that is under direct orders from the 'moderate' Palestinians who have been anointed as Israel's partners for peace.

In the days of Arafat, Israel began committing slow suicide by entering into agreements with someone who wrapped himself in the cloak of 'plausible deniability'... a clever policy of claiming to speak for all the Palestinians, while claiming to have control over the actions of exactly none of them when 'bad things' (i.e. terror attacks) would happen.

A quick scan of the foreign press and even the leftist Israeli media hasn't revealed even a murmur that this latest attack coupled with the increase in rocket and mortar attacks, might indicate that now is not the correct moment to engage the Palestinians in peace negotiations.  No, if anything the conventional wisdom seems to be that these attacks only underscore the desperate need to continue the headlong rush to try to make peace... immediately... at any cost!! 

The suicidal urge is no longer slow... it has increased to a mad dash.

Now as then, the far left has branded anyone who recommends caution as 'an obstacle to peace'.  I beg to differ.  Anyone who can ignore the continued rocket, mortar, knife, shooting, Molotov Cocktail attacks... as well as the actual words coming from the mouths of the Palestinian leadership that deny Israel's most basic right to self determination... is, in my humble opinion, condoning murder.

Many commenters on a previous post of mine insisted that the architects of the Oslo accords could not be held responsible for the 1000+ Israel deaths that followed because they could not have known this would be the result.

Well, now with the experience of Oslo under our belts and the exact same thing happening again, we can no longer claim ignorance.  Rabin and Peres callously called those who were murdered in the Oslo War 'sacrfices for peace'.  Well, I say they were sacrificed to an imaginary god... the same stone idol to whom Ido Zoldan was offered up two nights ago.

I have no doubt that the secular left will continue to refuse to listen to any right wing religious drivel from Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) about there being a time for peace... as well as a time for war.   They can't imagine any scenario where peace isn't like an apple hanging in a tree... just waiting to be picked by anyone who is hungry enough.   

But maybe they'll listen to one of their own:

"No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence."

-Yitzhak Rabin -

Posted by David Bogner on November 21, 2007 | Permalink


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I recently heard Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) use the word "Jew-icidal" to describe the modus operandi of peace-at-any-price Jewish leftists. The expression sure fits them better than that bloody glove fit O.J.

Posted by: Bob | Nov 22, 2007 3:54:36 AM

Scarily enough, Olmert was quoted just today as saying that the current PA leadership is exceedingly weak - they can't even control the West Bank - yet in the same breath, he turned around and said that Israel has a real chance to make a peace agreement with them.

Wow. Unclear on the concept, neh?

(That being said, I'm willing to believe Olmert's first point: I sincerely doubt that Abbas has any level of control over AAMB, so we can't really blame him for the terrorist attack last night. On the other hand, we certainly can't negotiate with him, either.)

Posted by: matlabfreak | Nov 22, 2007 8:48:14 AM

Bob, it's not just Jews and Israel. They're found all over the western world. These are the same people who were ready to surrender to the Soviets and think the wrong side won the Cold War.

Posted by: Karl Newman | Nov 22, 2007 8:48:29 AM

I recently wrote a post about this. I seriously do not understand why the Annapolis meeting is happening now. Who does anyone think they are kidding?

Posted by: Sarah | Nov 22, 2007 9:55:11 AM


Posted by: Rami | Nov 23, 2007 9:52:44 AM

"They can't imagine any scenario where peace isn't like an apple hanging in a tree... just waiting to be picked by anyone who is hungry enough." Haven't they read their Greek mythology? Tantalus, anyone?

Posted by: Wry Mouth | Nov 23, 2007 7:31:21 PM

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