by Ami Isseroff
Yesterday was a good day for the IDF, and for
The killings will surely evoke a great deal of hypocrisy. First off the mark was moderate Palestinian Authority spokesman, the moderate Palestinian Nabil Abu Rodeineh. He came out moderately in defense of the Islamic Jihad:
... Presidential Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rdainah condemned the Israeli airstrikes on the
On Tuesday, nine Qassam rockets and twelve mortar shells were fired on
Sorry Rabbi Michael Lerner and the Tikkunistas, I don't feel any compassion for them. They wanted martyrdom, so they got it. If you are religious, the prayers to say over such people are "Baruch shepitranu,"
Sorry, moderate Palestinian Committee on Human Rights, I can't join in your protest of "extrajudicial killings." If you you do not like extrajudicial killings, then apprehend your own criminals. When Qassam rockets kill children in Sderot, PCHR does not protest extra-judicial killings. Presumably, the moderate PCHR believes that before they wounded the three year old child in the
But following the victory celebrations, we have to consider realistically what these killings may accomplish and what comes next. It makes senses that these major strikes are meant to put off the need for an even more major and decidedly immoderate Israeli invasion of
Israelis have been seeing reruns of this movie since about 1954. A moderate terrorist attack provokes a less moderate response, which provokes a bigger terrorist attack, which provokes a bigger response, in an inevitable progression, often over a period of years. The result is often an immoderate war.
*Readers will remark on my immoderate use of a certain adjective. In current journalese that adjective has become firmly attached, in Homeric fashion, to the word "Palestinian,
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