Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Appeasement, standing up for yourself. The New York Sun

Iran, nuclear weapon development, sanctions.  It is a tough pill to swallow.  What will come from the announced agreement?

One thing I am sure of is the editor of the New York Sun gets it right when he says that appeasement fails.

Read the full editorial, Esther 4:14 - The New York Sun

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Palestinian terrorists get a free shot

My latest column discusses the anomaly of a soldier being investigated following a rock throwing attack and an attack that could have been much worse but for the rock thrower's aim.

Some thoughts:
An Israeli soldier who shot back at an Arab who was trying to murder him is now under investigation, following protests by self-described human rights activists. Given the focus of the activists’ concern, perhaps it would be more accurate to call them terrorists’ rights activists. 
At least 14 Israelis have been murdered by Arab rock-throwers since the 1980s. One of the best-known cases involved Esther Ohana, a young woman who was a passenger in a car that was stoned in 1983. She was struck in the head and killed by one of the rocks. The fact that she was delivering invitations to her wedding made the episode all the more poignant and unforgettable.
Kids who throw rocks because they are drunk are bad enough. Kids who throw rocks because they are being politically and religiously indoctrinated to hate Jews are far more dangerous. But so long as human rights groups are mainly concerned about whether the would-be victims shot too soon, so long as most of the news media ignore or minimize such attacks, and so long as Jews around the world focus on other news, attackers like the one in Baqa al-Gharbiya will keep getting away with it.
Read the column on-line here.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Feeding at the Iranian business trough, the French get in line as sanctions end

A headline in today's Times of Israel announces -
France preparing to resume business with Iran
Foreign minister will reportedly travel to Tehran quickly if accord signed; 100 companies plan September delegation
So, here we go.  Many years ago I wrote about the weakness in sanctions when they are not universally followed.  I accused countries such as Italy for lining up at the Iranian business trough and feeding as if there was no tomorrow.  Every dollar spent buying Iranian goods and products, mostly oil, went into the coffers of a government bent on destruction.

If the French think they are immune from Iranian sponsored terrorism, they are mistaken.  To add insult to their future injury, think about it, French francs flowing to Iran will be paying for the deaths of Frenchmen.

That's what I think.

You can read the full article here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Teaching Palestinians to hate Israel and Jews does not bode well for the future

A recent study of Germans who grew up during the Nazi error has determined that the hatred inculcated in them then still resides in them today.

Palestinian children are being taught that Jews are evil and Israel must be destroyed.  A frightening parallel to pre-war Germany.

Here's my latest commentary:
What German and Palestinian kids have in common

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Palestinians No One Talks About

Fascinating insight into the plight of Palestinians living in Arab countries.  A free people? A citizen of those countries? No and no.

From the Gatestone Institute-
The international community seems to have forgotten that Palestinians live not only in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but also in a number of Arab countries, especially Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.
Western journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict regularly focus on the "plight" of Palestinians who are affected by Israeli security policies, while ignoring what is happening to Palestinians in neighboring Arab countries.
These journalists, for example, often turn a blind eye to the daily killings of Palestinians in Syria and the fact that Palestinians living in Lebanon and other Arab countries are subjected to Apartheid and discriminatory laws.
A Palestinian who is shot dead after stabbing an Israeli soldier in Hebron receives more coverage in the international media than a Palestinian woman who dies of starvation in Syria.
And it goes on and on.  Read The Palestinians No One Talks About