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Arabs Supporting Israel against Hezbollah? I must be Dreaming!

Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon

Submitted by Dennis (United States), Jul 18, 2006 at 16:32

It is politically difficult for Israel to punish anyone, for anything. Israel is a Democracy, in a sea of repressive regimes. Whenever Israel wants to punish a criminal for killing Jews (in Israel, a bombing attack, for instance), that "criminal" becomes the PA's national-hero-of-the-week. The successful murder of Jews receives High Praise in the Fatah-run media (and the Hamas-run media, and in the Islamic Jihad-run media).

Then that PA hero goes to court, cheering to his friends and supporters (who fill the courtroom, and surround the courthouse). He gets convicted of his crime, and moves to the Prison, where he is given a Hero's welcome by his fellow countrymen. This prisoner gets paid money each month, a stipend, to make jail life even more fun. His family receives 1000s of $s. What a deal.

Far from being a deterrent, jail is a desireable career opportunity for Palestinians. Jew-killers can provide their family with (1) High social status, and (2) Enough money for several years of living ... while the killer himself gets the royal treatment, and is surrounded by fellow "royals."

Life in international politics is quite a bit like how it works for the PA's kill-and-get-rich-quick policy.

Since 2000, Hezbollah takes constant pot-shots into Israel. Each time they commit an act of border-violation, their fearless leader Nasrallah has a press conference: "We struck the Zionist enemy, cheer for our victory!"

Then the international Middle East press plays it up too. First, Israel does NOT exist anyway (it's just a Zionist entity), so Israel is never mentioned (just their put-down nick-name). Second, the MORE Jews who die, the better (is the Arab press's motto). Third, the news story is distorted (or, completely false).

Living in the USA, I am used to reading news which is generally true. Certainly most media tend to give the Pro-Palestinian slant, but the basic facts are true. However, the Middle East press can (and does) write completely false things. With this constant barrage of lying propaganda feeding down into the Arab street each day, it's no wonder that they hate us. After all, if Hariri was killed by Israel, (and every other popular polician who has been murdered, was killed by Israel), then these Zionists are pretty mean.

In the last few days, an AMAZING thing has happened: The Arab press (and Arab leadership) has taken an Anti-Hezbollah stance. This is a Dream-come-true for Israel. Instead of just being allowed to bomb Hezbollah for 3 days . . . and then succombing to the World's utter condemnation for trying to protect itself, Israel has been given the "green light" by the Saudis (and others) to root-out Hezbollah for an open-ended battle.

For this "one time only" Israel is fighting to protect her country, and the rest of the Middle East is also reading that Israel is fighting to protect her country. This is an early Christmas present for Israel, and all of her citizens. Enjoy it now (for this will soon fade, probably never to return). Long live Israel.


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