“If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.”—Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
“If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.”—Abba Eban, late Israeli Ambassador to the UN.
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”—Hamas Charter
Q: What’s the Islamofascist word for “Ceasefire”?
Recently we have seen a recurrence of an all-too-familiar pattern:
- The terrorist organization Hamas (Hebrew for “violence”) shoots hundreds of rockets at Israel for days, aiming at civilian centers.
- Israel finally retaliates, taking the trouble to avoid civilians (although the terrorists hide among them.)
- “World Opinion”, led by the UN kakistocracy (government by the worst people) and the Leftmedia condemn Israel for daring to strike back.
- Israel agrees to a “ceasefire”.
- Hamas prepares “GO TO Step 1, repeat”.
Noam Bedein, founder/director of Sderot Media Center, who lives two miles away from the Gaza-Israel border, reminds us of previous “ceasefires”:
“From November 26, 2006, until May 15, 2007, the first ‘ceasefire’ between Hamas and Israel lasted for six months. Here is the statement made by Hamas five days before agreeing to that ceasefire: ‘Hamas’s military wing will stop rocket fire when residents evacuate the city of Sderot’ (from November 21, 2006).
“During that ‘ceasefire’, the Gaza Hamas regime launched 315 attacks on Sderot and the western Negev. There was no IDF response to those attacks during that ‘ceasefire’.
“The second ‘ceasefire’ took place from June 19, 2008 (1 year after the Hamas military took control of Gaza) until December 19, 2008. During those six months of ‘we cease, they fire,’ the Gaza Hamas regime launched 530 attacks on Israel.
“2008 was the most intense year of the decade; the entire western Negev region was under constant rocket fire, with approximately 3,200 aerial attacks on Israel.”
Indeed, Hamas even violated this ceasefire by shooting rockets into Israel after the deadline. Actually, Hamas are merely agreeing to a Hudna, an Islamic concept meaning a temporary peace agreement to give time for grouping, in preparation for abrogation when it serves Islam’s best interest. Islamism has been an ideology of conquest and aggression right from the start, long before either Israel or America existed, and certainly long before videos were made. From Israel’s side, no other country would be expected to tolerate such constant attacks.
Reminder of history
Israel is a tiny sliver of land that has always had a Jewish presence for three millennia. This became a state in 1948 after an Arab-Nazi alliance almost wiped out the Jewish people (see previous Patriot column Slanders against Israel).
Since then, Islamofascists, trying to finish the Holocaust, have deliberately targeted Israeli civilians, while Israel has taken more care than any other nation to avoid civilian casualties in response (see Slanders against Israel, part 2). The Hamas rocket launchings were double crimes: first, to try to kill Israelis; and second, to provoke an Israeli response that kills the civilians Hamas uses as human shields.
In my view, Israel has been far too restrained—compare this with WW2, when we faced an equally fanatical enemy which also practiced suicide bombings and was prepared to fight to the death. But Japan is a peaceful and prosperous nation today, precisely because we did whatever was required to force unconditional surrender followed by rebuilding as a society with freedom of religion and speech. There was no nonsense back then of a “proportionate response”, which would logically mean bombing a Japanese harbor in retaliation for Pearl Harbor, then agreeing to a ceasefire (see Nuking Japan: A Regrettable Necessity).
Operation Pillar of Defense
It was no coincidence that Hamas renewed intense rocket fire after their ally, the Dhimmi-in-Chief, was re-elected. After all, for years, Obama had sat in “church” led by an American hating anti-white racist which posted Hamas propaganda in its newsletters, and insisted that Israel retreat to its indefensible pre-1967 borders, half as wide as Washington’s Beltway.
Fortunately, Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted 80 Hamas rockets. But this could not go on. So Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense (after Exodus 33:9). This targeted many Hamas missile sites. And Israel did what no other nation would do: drop warning leaflets warning civilians to stay away from Hamas rocket launch sites and known terrorists that would be targets.
This operation was successful, destroying hundreds of rocket sites—many launching Iranian-made long-range rockets. The raid also targeted Ahmed Jabari, head of Hamas’s military operations and the man who masterminded the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006, who exulted when Jews were killed. The raid succeeding in changing Jabari’s status on Facebook to “In a relationship: 72 virgins.” 😉 Israelis were as overjoyed as America was at the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Of course, the usual suspects were outraged. Naturally, they raised not a whimper of protest against the Hamas rocket fire. Nor did they mind that on November 21, Hamas handed out candy following the Tel Aviv bus bombing that injured 21 people.
And if their treatment of Jews isn’t bad enough, what about their treatment of their own people? A mob murdered six people they accused of being “collaborators” with Israel and dragged their bodies (dead or alive?) through the streets with motorcycles. Of course, no rights of due process, defense, trial by jury, or appeal. Who knows what these murdered men really did, in a place where dissent from Hamas’ murderous rule probably counts as “collaboration”. And the mob applauded. One bystander, 24-year-old Ashraf Maher, even said, “They should have been killed in a more brutal fashion so others don’t even think about working with the occupation (Israel).” How can there be real peace with such savages?
Obama to the rescue (of Hamas)
While Obama at first made noises about Israel’s right to defend itself, it didn’t take long for him to rush Hillary to the area. This was clearly a message to Israel not to finish the job. Israel really had little choice, with four more years of Obama controlling the amount of military aid Israel receives. It’s really amazing that an anti-Semite like Obama won 69% of the Jewish vote. The reason is, as Dennis Prager says: “For most American Jews, their religion is leftism, while Judaism is their ethnicity and culture.”
This decision was clearly a reluctant one by Netanyahu. He certainly knows better than to trust Hamas. It has disappointed many Israelis as well, especially army reservists who wanted a ground offensive to finish the job they were called up to do.
So now we await Step 1 of the neo-Holocaust cycle to begin yet again …