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Thursday, January 24, 2008

A busy evening for our peace partners

Dear Prime Minister Olmert,

I know you've been busy, what with all that peace-making, but in case you hadn't heard... so far this evening terrorists, whoops I mean our peace partners have killed one Israeli and wounded at least four others in two separate attacks.

The first took place just north of Jerusalem near the Shuafat refugee camp where terrorists apparently opened fire on two Border Policemen (a man and a woman).  The man was killed and his female companion was wounded.

At almost the same time, two terrorists infiltrated a religious high school on Kibbutz Kfar Etzion (about five minutes from where I live) and began stabbing students... wounding three moderately.  Within minutes several of the dorm counselors converged on the scene and killed the terrorists.

But hey, don't let any of this distract you from your urgent negotiations with our peace partners. In fact, let me see if I remember the how the script goes at this point in the play:

The Palestinian apologist spokesperson will soon go on the news and condemn this heinous act and blame it on rogue factions who wish to derail the peace process.

You will then make a statement to the affect that this only underscores the need for Israel to forge ahead with the peace process. 

Give me strength!  I hold you personally responsible for these attacks.  Your 'peace partner's own terrorists - Fatah's Al Aksa Brigade - have taken credit for both acts.

When will someone have the courage to bring down your rotten government and allow the Israeli public to elect a new leadership that will listen to Israelis for a change, and not just Palestinians?  Labor?  Shas?  What are you waiting for?!

Posted by David Bogner on January 24, 2008 | Permalink


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You've (wrongly) apologized for posts such as this before. You're spot on, hold your leadership responsible, as I hold mine for contributing.

Posted by: Jethro | Jan 25, 2008 12:40:40 AM

I saw the words "Gush Etzion" in the news article I got about these terrorists. I held my breath as I read on hoping that the next words would not include "Efrat". Please be safe.

Posted by: orieyenta | Jan 25, 2008 4:16:38 AM

Boy, I just wrote, and then lost, a long, scathing comment about the lack of news coverge of these acts yet we hear all about the suffering Gazans and what they must resort to in order to survive.

Probably a good thing it got lost.

Posted by: Lynn | Jan 25, 2008 5:21:37 AM

I remember a similar situation a few years ago. The same useless peace talks, a terrorist attack from our "peace partner"'s surrogate. And the PaliPundit of the day (I forget if it was Ashrawi or Erekat) said, "Of course the Israelis are our enemies! Whom does one make peace with if not their enemies?" And the Useful Idiots in the media all nodded their heads wisely...

Posted by: psachya | Jan 25, 2008 11:34:53 AM

And you'd think they're all busy buying tv sets, mattresses and cooking pots across the border (a.k.a. direly needed fundamental supplies)... while the news you just related were missing in our news yesterday, they at least didn't let the daily rockets go unnoticed.

Posted by: a. | Jan 25, 2008 11:54:46 AM

Peace Partner... BEEP! Oxymoron!!

Posted by: Rami | Jan 25, 2008 3:42:52 PM

David, you hinted at this in a previous post. The language has been so debased it is almost useless to attempt to set the record straight. The 1948 armistice line becomes the 1967 border. Withdrawal from Gaza becomes occupation (without occupiers). Resistance means attack. Terrorists are peace partners. All we are left with is ridicule to describe the current language.

So, instead of saying that the army conducted anti-terrorist operations in Gaza and killed 6 terrorists, maybe the IDF spokesman should come out for a briefing and announce:

"The army conducted resistance operations and martyred 6 peace partners"

Instead of lodging protests that rocketing civilians randomly is a war crime, the Foreign ministry would say:

"Israel requests urgent assistance in Sderot to avoid a humanitarian crisis."

Sadly, the possibilities are endless.

Posted by: Lee | Jan 25, 2008 4:04:35 PM

Thank you for leaving this post up. If only those who need to take your words to heart read your blog.

Posted by: Rachel | Jan 26, 2008 8:29:05 PM

I'm feeling similarly.

And the Border Policeman was killed near my office: I had a conversation with a (Palestinian) colleague the next day about our leadership which I might have to return to blogging in order to share, it was that laughable...

Posted by: PP | Jan 27, 2008 1:51:00 PM

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