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From the Pen of David Horowitz: September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009


During the Gulf War, Israel was America’s staunch ally while Arafat and the Palestinians openly supported the aggressor, Saddam Hussein. Yet the next two U.S. Governments – Republican and Democrat alike – strove for even-handed “neutrality” in the conflict in the Middle East, and pressured Israel into a suicidal “peace process” with a foe dedicated to its destruction. It is only since September 11 that the United States has been willing to recognize Arafat as an enemy of peace and not a viable negotiating partner.

The Zionists’ efforts created a thriving democracy for the Jews of Israel (and also for the million Arabs who live in Israel), but failed to normalize the Jewish people or make them safe in a world that hates them. From the point of view of the “Jewish problem,” which Herzl and the Zionist founders set out to solve, it is better today to be a Jew in America than a Jew in Israel.

This is one reason why I myself am not a Zionist but an unambivalent, passionate American patriot. America is good for the Jews as it is good for every other minority who embraces its social contract. But this history is also why I am a fierce supporter of Israel’s survival and have no sympathy for the Palestinian side in the conflict in the Middle East. Nor will I have such sympathy until the day comes when I can look into the Palestinians’ eyes and see something other than death desired for Jews like me.

Why Israel is the Victim and the The Arabs Are the Indefensible Aggressors In The Middle East

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  1. September 18, 2009 1:57 am

    Who would like to state just when and why the Palestinians began to hate the Jews?

    • Swemson permalink
      September 18, 2009 12:09 pm

      Their hatred and persecution of the Jews, while deeply rooted in their culture, has transcended itself into a virtual psychosis ever since the creation of the Jewish state after WWII… The reason’s why are obvious.. they’re just jealous…

      A small group of (to them, sub-human) Jews occupied some land that they had been sitting on for ages with their goats and their women hiding in their tents, and in a just a few years, they changed that desolate place into a prosperous and modern society growing oranges the size of basket balls. The Jews didn’t just show them up for the primitive and ignorant goat herders that they are, in their minds they were humiliated in front of the entire world..

      And then, when a few million of them ganged up on them, and gathered their weapons & tried to kill them, the Jews kicked their pathetic asses, again humiliating them even further in front of the entire world… For a culture based on a warrior mentality, nothing could have damaged their collective psyche more…

  2. September 18, 2009 1:58 am

    The Palestinian leadership wants to portray itself as victims, and the Israelis
    as the agressor, because then it doesn’t ever have to take responsibility and be
    accountable for their corruption, and keeping their own people backward and filled
    with hate. As long as they can demonize Israel, they will never have to look inside
    their hate-filled ideology that is bankrupt in every way possible. It is an ideology
    that is self-defeating and suicidal. Acknowledging Israel’s right to be a nation will
    only highlight the Palestinian inability to be one themselves.

  3. alan permalink
    September 18, 2009 7:32 am

    it appears that anti-Semiism is in the DNA of most of the world. Except when there is a problem. Then the world expects Israel to solve the problem…Iran. Then the world heaves a sigh and castigates Israel.

  4. carterthewriter permalink
    September 18, 2009 8:22 am

    So called ‘Victims’ get a lot of sympathy and also make a ton of money in the process; not the real victims. though; they’re sacrificed.

  5. September 18, 2009 8:39 am

    Excellent summary of the continuing bizarre double standards.

    It’s also important to remind “liberal” critics of Israel of the Hebron massacre in 1928 where Arab mobs murdered Jews just for being Jews and the Arab embrace of Hitler during WWII. Too often I hear friends suggest that if Israel – and America – were just beyond reproach, than we would have no enemies. It’s a complete delusion based on a fairy tale.

    Keep up the good fight. You speak for many, many more Americans than you may recognize.

  6. Judy permalink
    September 18, 2009 5:06 pm

    Stem, I agree. There is no such person as a Palestinian. I know, I know, whaat do you mean. A history lesson will show. The Roman enperor Hadrian hated the Jews (the land was called Judea) because they would not worship him as god. So, because the Romans owned all the maps ordered that the land that the Jews owned be called Palestine. This was to has been named after the Jews arch enemies, the Philistines, but as you can see even Roman emperors can be dolts. The name stuck as armies and time pushed the Jews off the land that even the Koran states is theirs. The Koran states that the land from the Nile to the Euphrates River belongs to the Jews because G_d gave them the land through the” promise and covenant”. History repeats itself when in 1965 Arafat picks the Palestinian name for his band of arabs. The arab states support the Palestinians not because they agree with they or want to be friends, but, because they hate the Jews more than life itself. The arabs in the West Bank are actually of a Jordian tribe that is not liked in Jordan, and the arabs in the Gaza Strip are Egyptians that are not wanted back in Egypt. Tribal feuds are permeate all aspects of islamic life and will never change. So who really are the Palestinians??? A living arrangement with the arabs and Israeli’s can never work. The islamic hatred drives all aspects of life and perspective.


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