“The morally bankrupt position of the “Quartet” in particular, and the EU and Obama-esque liberal position in general.Taking Glick’s point to its logical conclusion, the policy of downplaying Palestinian aggression and intransigence and the parallel demonizing of Israeli responses causes a failure to correctly analyze and respond to Islamic aggression wherever it is propagated, not only in Israel.
This is why last week’s heinous terror murders in Israel went largely unreported in the international press. In the same manner local terror actions in the EU and the US are downplayed, e.g. wide-scale rape crimes.The big lesson that is missed by “liberals”, including the Quartet, is that appeasement fails. The conflict is not about grievances, but about Islamic societies’ refusal to admit the legitimacy of the other. It does not matter whether we are talking about Jews, Christians, atheists, or any other faith. In the same way that only a Judenrein (Jew-free) land east of the Jordan to the Mediterranean will be acceptable to Arabs, this is the ultimate goal in Europe and America as well.”
MORAL EQUIVALENCE HAS BECOME AMORAL ATROCITY
The international community’s failure to distinguish good from evil — and the victims it produces.
Originally published by the Jerusalem Post.
We have reached the point where moral equivalence has become a moral atrocity.
The smart set in the West has insisted for over a generation that Israel and the Palestinians are morally equal. There are extremists, on both sides, they say. Both sides are responsible for the absence of peace.
The first serious outcry against this lie came immediately after the Palestinians began their terrorist war against Israel in September 2000. That war, incited, directed, funded, commanded and celebrated by Yassir Arafat and his henchmen, including his successor Mahmoud Abbas, began two months after Arafat overturned the table at Camp David in response to then prime minister Ehud Barak’s offer to withdraw from 95 percent of Judea and Samaria, all of Gaza and half of Jerusalem to enable the establishment of an independent state of Palestine in the areas.
The areas in question, Barak said, would be handed over to the PLO Jew free. The hundreds of thousands of Jews living in the areas set to become Palestine, would be forcefully evicted from their homes to ensure that the delicate, sensitive Palestinians, wouldn’t be troubled by the Jews with their “dirty feet,” in the words of Abbas.
That, of course, wasn’t enough for Arafat. And it was insufficient not because Barak failed to give him what he demanded. It was insufficient because his demands were insatiable. Arafat was never interested in peace.
As his deputy Faisal Husseini said at the time, the peace process was a “Trojan Horse.”