Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The rules have changed

And the Palestinians don’t like it one bit.

Once upon a time a hit squad from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine snuck into an Israeli hotel and assassinated Rahavim Ze’evi, a right wing Israeli member of Knesset.

Arafat’s PA was put under tremendous international pressure to jail the killers. It is one thing to kill Israeli citizens; quite another to kill an elected official. Arafat begrudgingly agreed to jail the PFLP killers, but that wasn’t enough for the suspicious Israelis. Too many times in the past the PA jailed terrorists only to release them quietly after the world’s attention moved on. The Israelis demanded reliable observers insure that the killers did their time. Those observers happened to be American and British, since the Israelis rightly don’t trust the UN.

Time passed. Arafat passed. More time passed and eventually Hamas got elected. Hamas pledged to release the PFLP killers.

Shortly thereafter the American and British observers left their posts at the jail, and shortly after the Israelis raided the prison and captured the wanted PFLP terrorists.

In typical fashion, the Palestinians threw a tantrum, attacking British and American sites and even kidnapping an English teacher.

Even though I find myself repeating the “two states for two people” mantra, I have to admit that, objectively speaking, the Palestinians are not politically mature enough to responsibly govern themselves.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember seeing this (typically biased) Middle East documentary on UK TV a couple of years ago. They interviewed some of the hardcore Hebron settlers, and one of them said, "Two peoples cannot share one land."

Food for thought.


10:27 AM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

If you ask radicals, they'll say that. But I believe two people can share the land, but unfortunately the Palestinians are the ones who won't agree.

Felafel for thought.

12:26 PM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

"unfortunately the Palestinians are the ones who won't agree."

True. And the rest of the world should not expect Israel to act as if this wasn't the case.

5:05 PM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

Exactly, afw, the rest of the world ignores this. They ignored it for years when it was clear Arafat was a wolf in sheeps clothing, breaking agreements. Things have changed a little, but not much.

Schwarma for thought

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Balestinian state could be establshed in Saudi Arabia, Iran or France - leaving the Jews to cultivate their birthright in peace.

Mint-flavoured Eid-al-fitr camel droppings for thought(pbuh)


9:48 AM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

Personally if the Spanish would up and leave and relocate to Latin America I wouldn't mind moving Israel to Spain.

Or, give us Italy, since it was the Romans who dealt the Jews of Judea the death blow and sent us scattering.

Germany and Poland and other Eastern European locales are too cold.

Or perhaps Ahmadinerjacket would be nice enough to give us Jews a chunk of Iran. It's a pretty big country, and Jews have lived their longer than Islam.

Then again, a safe and secure Israel along the 1967 borders would satisfy me if they'd agree to it and LEAVE US THE FUCK ALONE so that Jews can focus on vaccinations for bird flu and other stuff we're good at.

8:42 AM  

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