Instead of preparing Palestinian youths for eventual independence by filling them with civic pride, Yasser Arafat and his henchmen have poisoned their minds with propaganda that could have rolled off the tongue of Hitler himself. To call it anti-Semitic does not capture its essence. Palestinian youth are taught not just to hate Jews, but to kill them. This is not the cause of freedom, but of genocide. New talk of “peace” does not change this.
New Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has condemned suicide bombings because they are counterproductive, not because it is wrong to slaughter innocent men, women, and children. He claims to want peace, but he insists on ending Israel by flooding the tiny country with millions of Palestinians—an indirect, though no less effective, means of achieving the destruction of “the Jews.”
Maybe there should be a Palestinian state. But not as a bargaining chip to stop the neverending torrent of mass murders, because they will not stop. They might—might—slow, but even then only temporarily. The “cause” of statehood is merely the latest justification for the slaughter of Jews; those with an unquenchable thirst for Jewish blood will find another. Jews have only controlled Israel in modern times since 1948, yet they have been targeted for extinction for far longer.
Determined to stand strong in the face of evil, to cloak fear behind strength, Israel rebuilds the sites of most bombings within days. Not the Dolphinarium, however. There are other businesses right nearby—a banquet hall and other nightclubs—but no Dolphinarium. Even if it had been rebuilt, though, not everything would have appeared back to normal. No amount of cosmetic finishing could piece back together a mother’s broken heart and shattered life.
Joel Mowbray, who got his start with Townhall.com, is an award-winning investigative journalist, nationally-syndicated columnist and author of Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security.
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