in: Arutz Sheva
Ten Minutes After Taking Office
by Arlene Peck
Nov 01, '04 / 17 Cheshvan 5765
Lord, what happens to Israel's leaders just ten
minutes after taking office? They all turn into
"Barak" and want to give away the store. Is it because
they want to be loved so much ? Well, dear Israel,
it's not working. No matter how much you give in,
newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, and many more,
are going to insist that it's not enough. We'll get to
that in a minute.
I used to think that it was only Yasser Arafat, the
European Union and the United Nations who were
determined to chop up Israel into little pieces, like
slicing salami. However, that was before I watched
with dismay how Ariel Sharon turned into a dictator,
against his own people, no different from the ones who
surround him in the third-world Arab countries.
In addition, I will be frank with you. I live in a
state, California, where we are flooded with
referendums to vote on every issue from
three-strikes-and-you're-out for criminals to making
ferrets legal. The absolute power a few tired,
retired, retreaded or retarded politicians are able to
wield amazes me. Hey, even our governor, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, was brought into power by a
dissatisfied constituency. Therefore, knowing that, it
is obvious why I have been conditioned to think that a
vote by the people is the only way to go.
For one man to decide to turn over a chunk of his
country to a foreign power would be the same as George
Bush one day waking up and deciding to turn over the
State of Texas to his good friend President Fox of
Mexico because, he believed, it historically belonged
to them and was the 'right' thing to do. Furthermore,
it actually might not be such a great loss.
However, we could not just do things like that in this
country. An action such as a state giveaway would
cause riots and chaos in our streets, and there are
people who would even miss Texas.
So, that brings me back to the 'love issue'. Hey, as a
journalist, I've traveled to Gaza a few times and saw
for myself what a disgusting, filthy nest of hate it
is. There are hordes of barbarian, savage terrorists
living there as a result of the largesse of their Arab
brothers. All they have to do with their time is burn
tires, smoke that 'laughing water' and plan how they
can get into Israel for their homicide bombings of
innocent civilians. Personally, to my way of thinking,
it is a cancer in the middle of the country and needs
to be cut out by transferring the Arab population.
However, I never envisioned the transfer to be that of
the Jews from the Jewish State. But, it is a problem.
If they can't be expelled, and they can't be
controlled, then let them stew in their own filth.
So, let me tell you guys outside of the United States
how this issue is playing out with the editors in my
city. The Los Angeles Times reported Ariel Sharon's
and the Knesset's actions as, "A step toward a lasting
peace between the Jewish state and the Palestinians.
But much more is required: the actual evacuation of
those settlers and many more in the West Bank."
Get that guys? No matter what Israel offers, too much
is never enough. The PLO supporting Los Angeles Times
also wrote in that searing editorial, "Several hundred
other settlers will be removed from the West Bank
under the plan, but more than 200,000 Israelis will
remain -- a major stumbling block to the peace
Personally, knowing their anti-Semitic leanings, they
would not be happy until the entire state of Israel
was given over to the PLO - and I am not sure even
that would be enough. Folks, they do not love Israel.
All the Arabists who are on the payrolls of the Arab
states from our State Department would probably agree
with the editorial when the Times wrote, "The
government [Israel] should work with the Palestinians,
to let them cross into Israel for the jobs they need:
Gaza is heavily dependent on foreign aid, with more
than half the population living on $2 a day or less."
Why, in heaven's name, is it Israel's responsibility
to put these terrorists to work in the Jewish state
and they don't feel the burden should go to any of the
surrounding Arab states? Those states have put the
Gazan Arabs into their deplorable situation with their
'refuge camps' for fifty years, instead of absorbing
them into the population.
A follow-up editorial in the Los Angeles Times
continued in this vein: "If Arafat is replaced with a
transitional interim government, Israel can offer
support by negotiating with it and letting more
Palestinians into Israel to work, helping to relieve
the poverty that has increased greatly since the
renewal of fighting four years ago."
How about their Arab brothers offering to transport
some of these carefully trained terrorists into their
cities on a "guest worker program", as George Bush
wants to initiate here? Whose fault is it that they
are living in poverty? I remember before their revered
leader Arafat turned up the flame of terrorism - after
they turned down all that Ehud Barak offered, which
was pretty much everything - thousands came into
Israel to work. They pretty much changed that when
they used that opportunity to work to blow up
everything in sight.
Anyway, the Times continued, "Israel should also agree
to demolish more West Bank settlements. Many nations
[wow, could that be their good friends in the United
Nations?] believe that all of them are illegal because
they were built on land seized in the 1967 war, and
this territory is needed for a functioning Palestinian
The ink is not even dry on Sharon's giveaway and the
reaction from the world is in. It is just not enough.
Bring the bulldozers in and clear out all the Jews
from that 'occupied territory'. No, I don't see any
A little later in the same editorial in the Los
Angeles Times, they speak of the civilians who were
killed, Arab civilians naturally, as nothing was
mentioned about the victims of Arab terrorism in
greater Israel. They do give Sharon credit though for
his "regret for the loss of innocent Palestinian
lives, which was an important olive branch from a man
known as one of the country's warriors."
Oh, if the Knesset vote was not enough for the day's
editorials, they also slipped in a few choice comments
about the "barrier" between the "occupied territories"
and Israel. Wow, do they mean that security barrier
that has been proven to save lives?
Frankly, I wish my local papers would write a few of
their editorials about how we ought to have such a
barrier on our borders, to stop the flow of illegal
aliens flooding California.
If Sharon wants love, he's looking in all the wrong
places. Maybe he should join a dating service.