Thursday, December 14, 2006

Let’s Call It A Cancer and Get Rid of It

There are all kinds of signs that traditional anti-Semitism in Europe is growing by leaps and bounds, while the UN continues to pass resolution after resolution condemning Israel for shooting back at Arab terrorists who murder Israelis almost on a daily basis. There is really nothing new about this; similar tendencies were seen just before World Wars I and II. Since 1948, when the United Nations approved the formation of the nation of Israel (and Arabs were offered and refused their own nation-state), and the United States was the first country to recognize Israel, Americans have supported Israel as one of our most loyal allies, and, along with Turkey, the only democracy in the area.

During the recent intense conflict between Israel and the Iranian proxy, Hezbollah, we continued to give Israel our support, and many members of the liberal community here actually wrote articles pointing out that the West has a moral obligation to support Israel, one of the main defenders of western civilization. On the other hand, most leading members of the mainstream media, such as the Associated Press, Reuters, the BBC and the New York Times shocked us with their lies, their doctored photographs and their bias, which continually attempted to shift the blame for a conflict started by Hezbollah to Israel, and constantly showed the suffering of the Lebanese, but not of the Israelis.

With respect to Israel, the main point I wish to make is that this misreporting by western media, combined with the obvious skills Arab and Iranian terrorists have developed in manipulating the media shows very troubling signs of working. As the great Winston Churchill once said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on”. There are obvious signs that support among Americans for Israel is weakening. If this is true, it could lead to a disaster because either we might lose a loyal ally to a horrifying genocide, or it might push the Israelis to defend themselves with the only line of defense they would have left – nuclear weapons.

Here are excerpts from a couple of recent articles that have roused my fears:

Hunker Down With History
The Washington Post
By Richard Cohen
Tuesday, July 18, 2006; A19

The greatest mistake Israel could make at the moment is to forget that Israel itself is a mistake. It is an honest mistake, a well-intentioned mistake, a mistake for which no one is culpable, but the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism of the sort we are seeing now. Israel fights Hezbollah in the north and Hamas in the south, but its most formidable enemy is history itself.

This is why the Israeli-Arab war, now transformed into the Israeli-Muslim war (Iran is not an Arab state), persists and widens. It is why the conflict mutates and festers. It is why Israel is now fighting an organization, Hezbollah, that did not exist 30 years ago and why Hezbollah is being supported by a nation, Iran, that was once a tacit ally of Israel's. The underlying, subterranean hatred of the Jewish state in the Islamic world just keeps bubbling to the surface. The leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and some other Arab countries may condemn Hezbollah, but I doubt the proverbial man in their street shares that view.

There is no point in condemning Hezbollah. Zealots are not amenable to reason. And there's not much point, either, in condemning Hamas. It is a fetid, anti-Semitic outfit whose organizing principle is hatred of Israel. There is, though, a point in cautioning Israel to exercise restraint -- not for the sake of its enemies but for itself. Whatever happens, Israel must not use its military might to win back what it has already chosen to lose: the buffer zone in southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip itself.” Richard Cohen

Let's Import Israelis Before There Aren't Any!
By Alan Caruba
Nov 29, 2006

The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, expressing the intention of the ayatollahs, has said he wants to wipe Israel off the map by killing every man, woman and child. Iran will use a nuclear weapon and is close to being able to make one any day now.

If the nuclear option is not used, the proxy armies of the Iranian puppet-masters will be Hezbollah attacking from Lebanon and Hamas from Gaza. Israel is in a pincers between armed camps sworn to destroy it. In the past it has been able to defeat its enemies. It may not be able to do so in the future.

Jerusalem has changed hands many times since the nation of Israel was established in 1321 B.C. Since King David founded it, it has been the Jewish capital for 3,300 years. There are some six million Jews living in the latest resurrection of Israel. They are, combined with all other Jews, a mere 0.02 percent of the world’s population, but they represent 40 percent of all the Jews in the world.

When the Jews declared Israel an independent state on May 14, 1948, five Arab nations immediately attacked it. Offered a state of their own by the United Nations, local Arabs said no. For nearly six decades, Israel has never had a day of real peace.

In its quest for peace, Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000 only to be provoked to war by Hezbollah. Israelis lived under missile attack for more than a month earlier this year. Hamas’ Palestinians are arming themselves for war despite Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza over a year ago and meaningless truces.

Over its short modern history, Israel’s primary support has come from the United States, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been unequivocal in her support for a two-state solution despite the failure of that effort. U.S. administrations have strong-armed Israeli and Palestinian leaders to sign agreements, none of which were kept by the latter.

I have a suggestion. Let’s import Israel’s Jews. Let’s offer them all passage to America and a fast track to citizenship. The United States has absorbed an estimated twelve to twenty million illegal Mexican, Caribbean, and South American aliens with hardly a whimper. Why not six million of the most talented people in the world, one of the highest concentrations of brainpower to be found anywhere?

Yes, this means abandoning Israel to the Arabs, but Israel is so small the entire landmass could sink into Lake Michigan and never been seen again. In one stroke, America would have defused the so-called “reason” that the Middle East is in such turmoil.

Consider how America would benefit.

In 2004 two Israelis received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for having discovered a process that will lead the way to DNA repair. Jews have won more Nobel Prizes than any other group.

Most of the Windows operating systems were developed by Microsoft’s Israeli center. The Pentium NMX Chip technology was designed at Intel’s center in Israel. Same, too, for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ, developed in 1996 by four young Israelis. Cell phone technology was developed in Israel by Motorola’s center.

Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees per capita than any other nation in the world. It produces more scientific papers per capita as well and, except for the U.S., its people file more patents on new inventions and processes than any other nation. Similarly, per capita, it publishes more new books….

By importing Israel’s Jews, America will have a people who will not fly planes into our skyscrapers, not gun down our school children, not blow up teenagers in discothèques or commit suicide to kill strangers in restaurants, on buses and trains. They will not kill people attending weddings and funerals.

Jews love peace so much they greet each other with the Hebrew word for it, “shalom.”

As experienced as Jews are with an exodus or an exile, Israel’s Jews are likely to fight any invader. Or they will die in their ancient homeland from a malevolent nuclear attack. Either way, it will be the world’s loss, but few will see it that way.

In the words of the great Jewish sage Rabbi Hillel, “If not now, when?”
Alan Caruba

If I were an Israeli, I would also be very concerned about the rapid ascension of the Iraq Study Group. This group may turn out to be a bad joke or, possibly, the most brilliant public relations endeavor of all time, but their key members have the historical baggage of ‘forget Israel, we need the oil’. The influence of this group does not bode well for Israel - especially in the light of this evidence of a weakening of support among Americans.


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