Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hamas will not recognize Israel - so what's Israel to do?

When a democratic country is threatened by a terrorist country, what can be done?

Khalid Amayreh. writing in The Palestinian Times says this:

"The leadership of the Palestinian Islamic resistant movement, Hamas, has reasserted its principled refusal to recognize the Zionist entity (Israel), saying that Israel is an illegitimate state based on ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

"Ismael Haniya, the legitimate Palestinian Prime Minister, told foreign dignitaries visiting Gaza last month ... "We will not cave in to pressure, we will not betray our people's trust, we will not recognize the illegitimate Zionist entity. This has always been our stance, and it will never change."

Okay. There you have it! Nothing new, of course, just more terrorist rhetoric.

So, what's Israel to do? Negotiate? Negotiate what? Turn Israel over to the terrorists?

Bob Poris, erstwhile scholar and knowledgable commentator on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, suggests this:

"It is time to accept his declaration and act accordingly. How much more need he say to realize he will not be a partner for anything but genocide? He should be taken seriously and removed from the scene."

Read the entire article by Amayreh here.


Grandpa Eddie said...

This is sad. I was holding out hope that things would be different.

But then what else should we expect from Hamas when the Israelis refuse to recognize Hamas or the Palestinians right to a homeland.

Bob Poris said...

I do not think you want to know how I would handle such scum. If I were an Israeli, and was in charge, there would be no Gaza by now. It would be a very wide buffer zone forever, devoid of anything living. I would either consider one more warning in advance so the innocent could find refuge, or I might think they have had years or warning and just do it before the world stopped me.

It is time the for the democracies to define non governmental entitles that threaten the world, so that they can be stopped. They hide behind civilians and hide behind some government that tolerates them, thru conviction or fear. That has to stop. We would never allow a sovereign nation to treat us the way the entities treat Israel. Nations go to war to stop such activities. Apparently war is not an option when attacked by an entity. That too must change.

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