- Oct 18, 2004
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- Political Leaning
What Is The Truth About the Coming Election?
by Larry Gould
From the perspective of a Democrat who has never voted for a Republican for President in 56 years but will do so on November 2, 2004.
The three full-page ads in support of John Kerry in the October 22 CJN ignored basic truths. The ads ignored a major failure of the Democratic Party (also the Israeli Labor party) for Israel that was responsible for terrorist slaughter of 1,400 Israeli Jews and wounding (some maimed for life) of over 7,000 since the Oslo Peace Process began. For if Oslo never started, Arafat (and the PLO)
would not have been given control of most of the territories and there would be no Hamas, Islamic Jihad, also Tanzim and al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade, two factions of Arafat=s Fatah, to mount suicide bomber and other terrorist attacks against Israelis, within Israel proper and the territories, that exacted the terrible price mentioned above.
Many American Jewish leaders (including Clevelanders) and lay people supported the Oslo Peace Process that was forged by an Israeli Labor Regime and supported, with no reservations, by the Clinton Democratic Administration. All of them were tragically naive about the Arab World, especially Arafat. They had amnesia about Arafat and Arab World commitment to two Islamic tenets, (1) Agreements with infidels Jews, also Christians are only temporary pragmatic truces, and (2) Jews are dhimmi, second class people who must remain forever subservient in the Arab World.
The first tenet meant that any agreement Arafat signed (Oslo) with Israel, with U.S. backing (by President Clinton, naive about Arafat and the Arab World, wasn=t worth the paper it was written on, and Arafat=s handshake with Rabin (orchestrated by Clinton) was a sham. The second tenet meant that Arafat and other leaders of the PA would move heaven and earth to eliminate Israel so that its Jews who survived defeat in a future war, if Israel lost, would return to the position of second class people like those who lived in Arab nations for over 1,000 years since the birth of Islam.
In contrast with those naive Israeli and American government leaders, also American Jewish leaders, I was among few who, based on extensive study of the Arab psyche and Islam, believed that Oslo would fail, and that Israel would pay an enormous price in lives lost to terrorism after Arafat was given control of areas from which terrorist attacks could be mounted against Israeli Jews in the territories and Israel proper. Those thoughts were before the advent of suicide bombings, which escalated Israelis killed and wounded.
The ad sponsors and hundreds listed on the page 9 ad ignored completely the first tenet when Arafat stated the following on Jordanian tv (repeated many times since in the Arab media) in the afternoon after he signed the Oslo Accords. He said he would use Oslo to attain three goals, (1) creation of a Palestinian entity (the PA), (2) creation of a Palestinian state (not yet, but the Sharon government, with U.S. support, intends to risk said creation in Gaza for starters), and (3) the ultimate goal of defeat of Israel and incorporation of the land in the Palestinian state.
The third goal means war. The War of Terrorism begun by Arafat four years ago is a prelude to the ultimate war, joined by armies of Arab. nations, to inflict defeat on Israel and its terrible consequences for over 5.5 million Israeli Jews. As a student of Middle East military history for over 40 years, I believe the IDF will prevent an Arabs victory. But why agree to cre! ation of a Palestinian state, led by Arafat or a clone? For there is no moderate leader or group with the power and money to replace the terrorist, corrupt, dictatorial, anti-Israel and anti-U.S. group that now controls the PA.
While the Arabs were killing and maiming Israeli Jews wholesale in terrorist bombings, did any of the sponsors of the three ads sponsor ads demanding that our government suspend substantial aid to the PA and its involvement in the Oslo Process until Arafat and the PA gave convincing proof that terrorism, also education of young territorial Arabs to hate Jews and sacrifice their lives in Jihad to destroy Israel?