Cal  Thomas

Past talk of a "greater Israel" with biblical boundaries from the Nile Valley to the Euphrates River has been denounced as genocidal, not to mention fantastical. But when Palestinian Arabs make "historic" claims to expansive borders for a state of their own, replacing Israel, there is silence.

In his speech, Gordon claimed, Palestinians have "...a right to be a sovereign, free, and secure people in their own land." Where does that "right" come from? Using such logic, perhaps the United States should cede Texas to Mexico, which it eventually annexed after Texas' war of independence in 1836. The rest of America might be ceded to Britain, or to Native Americans.

Gordon repeated the oft-heard statement that the United States is "Israel's greatest defender and closest friend," but friends don't ask friends to commit suicide, which is precisely what the false doctrine of moral equivalency would bring to the Jewish state.

Israel's self-defense actions in Gaza are more than justified. Calls for an immediate cease-fire will only allow the terrorists to rearm with even more deadly and sophisticated weapons that could overcome Israel's Iron Dome defense system.

While the world is pre-occupied with "civilian" deaths in Gaza (rockets are deliberately launched in areas inhabited by "civilians," who are used as human shields), few seem concerned about Israeli casualties, now or in past terrorist attacks.

Polls show sympathies shifting in favor of Israel. Hamas may have made a tactical and political mistake in its latest assault on Israel, allowing those who can be persuaded to understand their true intentions


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Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
 
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