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Israel’s enemy is not Hamas…

Although we continually hear it in all the media, Israel’s enemy right now is not Hamas.  Rather its enemy is Gaza.

Israel cannot pretend to be fighting a war against Hamas.  Israel must make it clear that its enemy is not the democratically elected governing party.  For the media and anyone else to believe such a thing is pure naivete.   Gazan Arabs overwhelmingly elected a government whose primary goal as stated in its own Charter is the elimination of the State of Israel.  Hamas, as such, is not some fringe terrorist group, nor is it a bunch of freedom fighters. When Israel disengaged and pulled its own people from their homes in Gaza for the sake of peace, the Gazan Arabs who remained, in addition to electing a terrorist organization to rule over them, they declared war on its neighbor.   Gazan Arabs were given their freedom and as such even those who claim Hamas isn’t a terrorist organization, but rather freedom fighters, have no basis for such differentiation in terms, as it is indisputable that the Gazan Arabs were given their freedom when Israel disengaged.  Unfortunately, Israel gave up Gaza for peace.  On the same day, Israel withdrew its population and handed over territory to the Gazan Arabs to rule over themselves they chose to declare war with Israel by starting a missile barrage against Israel that has lasted ever since…
Finally Israel is doing the right thing…defending itself against not just Hamas, but rather the Gazan Arab enemy.  How can anyone expect Israel to fight a war based on proportionality of force?  Suggestions that Israel or anyone else should fight a “moral” war based on proportionality of force is absolutely amoral when the only winner in such a war is the one posing the existential threat to the other.  In this case, Israel must do all it can and with all its force to protect itself from the existential threat posed against her…which is not simply Hamas…but Gaza…which at present time unfortunately, means the Fatah alternative is no better than Hamas…

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Americans in Israel Voting For McCain

The terrorist threat is real, but ironically, thanks to Bush our country is safe and thanks to McCain’s stand against his party in encouraging the strategy of the surge, the US is the big winner…but news of the terrorist threat stays out of the news and people are forgetting that when you vote for president you are voting on foreign policy and national security first and foremost.  If it’s domestic policy that is your number one priority then give those issues priority when voting for your congressman. Interestingly enough though, Americans living in Israel see the terrorist threat as real…of course they do…they are living on the front lines…and guess how they are voting?

According to Tom Gross, media blogger at NRO, Early exit polls show 76% voting for McCain!

In most countries, according to opinion polls, if the local populations had a vote in next week’s American elections, they would choose Obama over McCain.

Among the exceptions (where McCain would win) are Israel, Iraq, Georgia and the Philippines (all countries that have had to cope with terrorism).

October 30, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments