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Article By Joseph Farah
« on: August 30, 2006, 08:24:46 AM »
           Joseph Farah is a Christian Arab.

 
> Israel's terminal illness
> By Joseph Farah
> We've all known brave soldiers who fought
> courageously in multiple conflicts
> only to succumb to lingering and debilitating
> illnesses years later.
>
> Likewise, history tells us of nations that never
> lost a battle in combat
> only to die because they lost their sense of
> purpose, their will to survive.
>
> I think that's what is happening in Israel today. I
> think the Jewish state
> is terminally ill.
>
> Israel may have won three major wars in its 60-year
> history, but it will be
> lucky to survive another decade of morally bankrupt
> leadership.
>
> It's not just former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who
> is comatose. It seems
> the whole current Israeli government is brain dead.
>
> How else can one explain Israel's agreement to
> Lebanon cease-fire terms that
> amount to unconditional surrender?
>
> I know few other commentators who have explained the
> development in these
> stark terms, but this is the reality of what Ehud
> Olmert's government has
> done. It represents, in my opinion, one of the
> biggest strategic blunders in
> the history of the country.
>
> Let's review what Israel has done:
>
> It launched a war on Iran-directed Hezbollah
> terrorists after they kidnapped
> two Israeli soldiers, killed eight others and
> rocketed northern Israel
> towns. From the beginning, Israel demanded the
> return of its troops and the
> disarming of Hezbollah terrorists.
>
> What did Israel get in the cease-fire deal? No
> return of the kidnapped
> troops and Hezbollah terrorists remain under arms.
>
> For the life of me, I don't understand why Israeli
> civilians are not massing
> in the streets of Jerusalem demanding the immediate
> resignation of Olmert
> and his Cabinet. The Israeli army is returning from
> Lebanon with its tail
> between its legs.
>
> How can you ask soldiers to kill and die for a
> simple objective that is
> later abandoned without explanation or reason?
>
> Does Olmert not understand what his surrender means?
> It means he has given
> aid and comfort to Israel's enemies. He has handed
> Hezbollah its biggest
> victory since former Prime Minister Ehud Barak
> unilaterally withdrew from
> Lebanon, handing the southern part of the country to
> Iran's proxy army and
> positioning it to claim it had defeated the Jewish
> state.
>
> He has also proved to Israel's other terrorist
> enemies – those in Hamas and
> the Palestinian Authority – that rocket attacks,
> assassinations and
> kidnappings are winning tactics against the Jewish
> state. Prepare to see
> more of them under the terms of this "cease-fire."
>
> He has demonstrated for the entire world that Israel
> has lost the kind of
> resolve it had in previous military campaigns. When
> the going gets tough,
> today's Jews evidently will just sue for peace.
>
> Hezbollah has won. That's the unimaginable bottom
> line after this conflict.
> The terrorists have won – not in the battlefield,
> mind you. But they won
> before the war ever began because weak-kneed,
> cowardly, morally unfit
> leaders in Jerusalem would never permit Israel to
> win.
>
> With Hezbollah's victory, Iran and Syria have been
> emboldened as well. This
> is bad news not just for Israel, but for the entire
> world.
>
> If you think I overstate the case, ask yourself this
> fundamental question:
> Is Israel more secure after abandoning its conflict
> in Lebanon or less
> secure?
>
> You know the answer. Everyone knows the answer.
>
> Israel may have one of the greatest military
> machines in the world. It may
> have an intelligence apparatus that is the envy of
> superpowers. It may even
> have right on its side.
>
> But Israel is being led by men unworthy of its
> history, unworthy of its
> sacrifices, unworthy of its hard-fought victories of
> the past and unworthy
> of God's sovereign promises to bless the Jewish
> state forever.
>
> It's clear the only enemy that could ever destroy
> Israel is the kind of
> internal moral rot we are witnessing today in
> Jerusalem. Israel has just one
> shot at surviving its terminal illness – cutting out
> the cancer that is the
> Olmert government.
>
>
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