January 07, 2009

Dopey Philly Inquirer/Daily News Letter of the Week

Gary Kaminski of Buena Vista thinks the US should be “unbiased and give equal consideration” to both Israel and … Hamas(!!)

The status quo has failed. American policy toward Israel and Palestine has done nothing except prolong the suffering of the Palestinian people and enable Israel to keep an iron grip on the West Bank while at the same time sealing off Gaza and it's 1.5 million residents.

We desperately need a new American approach that is unbiased and gives equal considerations to both sides. Only then will Israel find the courage needed to make the hard decisions that will, ultimately, need to be made.

American policy has failed?? Like President Carter’s successful Camp David Accords which led to peace between Israel and Egypt? Like President Clinton’s attempt to do same between Yassir Arafat and Israel? Regarding the latter, Clinton was only “unsuccessful” because Arafat ultimately balked. In other words, it has been the policy of the Palestinians and that of many of their Arab neighbors (not to mention the UN) which has prolonged the suffering of the Palestinians. Period. If Hamas, Hizbollah and other terror groups would lay down their arms today and recognize Israel’s right to exist, peace would immediately be established, and a Palestinian state would be not far behind.

For the US to have an unbiased approach that gives “equal consideration” to both Israel and the Palestinians (in this case, their leaders Hamas) is beyond insane. Kaminski might as well argue that we should have given “equal consideration” to both the Axis and Allied powers during World War II (before Dec. 7, 1941). After all, the Nazis’ Final Solution is remarkably similar to what is stated in the Hamas Charter.

Dopey Philly News Letter (runner-up): Sal Ferraro of Havertown writes

If you had a friend who was committing suicide, would you try to stop him or help him?

Israel has ignored pleas by our last four presidents asking Israel, in order to gain true peace with their neighbors, to stop building settlements on Palestinian territory. Why are U.S. taxpayers continuing to provide billions of dollars to Israel to be used for their own destruction?

Why aren't American Jews who agree with my views forcefully speaking out in order to save Israel from destroying itself?

Yeah. Sure. If only the Jews stopped building settlements, the Palestinians and other Arab [sovereign] states would immediately cease terrorist activity and recognize the adjacent Jewish state.

And chickens have lips.

Posted by Hube at January 7, 2009 03:46 PM | TrackBack

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What I find funny (as in strange, not "ha-ha") is that while the runner-up wants American Jews to complain about Israel, nobody's asking American Muslims to speak out against Al Queda or any of the other Islamofascists.

Posted by: ShadowWing Tronix at January 11, 2009 01:41 PM