EDITOR OF REDSTATE
There Will Never Be Peace In the Middle East
I hate to break the news to you, but until Jesus Christ himself returns there will be no peace in the Middle East.
Not. Gonna. Happen.
American foreign policy should be premised on strongly defending Israel and dealing with as friends those states who remain at peace with Israel.
I realize the American media does a very poor job of it, but as Jeff Emanuel noted yesterday, even today there are near daily rocket attacks on Israeli civilians from Gaza. While Palestinian spokesmen go on English language television and proclaim their undying devotion to the peace process, the very same people go on Arab television and proclaim death to Israel, death to the Jew, and pledge to push the Jewish state into the sea.
The American media rarely focuses on that because they are too busy focusing on the Israeli response to terror as some sort of provocation.
Keep in mind that Hamas is still holding a kidnapped Israeli soldier hostage as collateral for negotiation. He’s been in captivity for several years.
You cannot have peace with those who would kill you and have radicalized their people against you as a way to distract those same people from the cruelty inflicted on them by their own leaders.
Golda Meir once said that “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” As long as Palestinians are strapping bombs to their children and teaching them to hate Jews, that will never happen.
Obama would be better off focusing on jobs, or at least learning how not to kill off any more in the private sector.