Saturday, September 03, 2005

"Two very different societies"

Mentioning that an article posted at VDH's website is a must-read verges on a truism, but Gaza and Victory? is a very good reminder that these are indeed "two very different societies":

Both sides fight, but not for the same reasons. Israel fights to preserve its democracy; Hamas fights to establish theocracy. Israeli politicians seek public support by promising solutions and calm; Palestinian leaders do so by pledging struggle and martyrdom. Israelis are saddened when their army causes injury to innocent Palestinians and prosecute their soldiers who violate the law. Palestinians greet atrocities carried out in their honor with cheers, rationalization, and fireworks (or, as on 9/11, they hand out sweets). If Israelis march in the streets, they brandish placards; if Palestinians pour into the streets, expect automatic weapons.


He closes his piece as follows:

For disengagement cannot bring peace; the withdrawal is from the land, not the struggle. Nothing can bring Israel peace until Palestinian terrorism is routed. Victory precedes peace, and it is on victory that Israel must now concentrate.


Indeed it must. And all friends of Israel should thank him for this moral clarity and courage. Given that Joey Tartakovsky is the Assistant Editor of the outstanding and irreplaceable Claremont Review of Books, one would expect no less.



(Cross-posted at Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)

11 Comments:

At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7:00 PM, Blogger Eran said...

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At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 4:28 PM, Blogger Eran said...

I don't speak German. You may pass to Arabic Hebrew or English. Spammer.
Oh, and something for you in German if that's your spam:

Schweige Still!

 
At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 6:44 PM, Blogger Franklin D. Rosenfeld said...

@ anonymous

Selber anonym auftreten, aber von Anderen verlangen, eine Identitaet zu "bestaetigen", die ueberhaupt nicht stimmt: das sieht nach einer vielversprechenden Taktik aus.

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Axel Bavaria said...

""""""""" Anonymous said...

Welcher der Kontributoren hier ist eigentlich Manuel Ajunts? Axel Bavaria? Könnte wetten. :-))) Kann unangnehem werden für dich....
12:53 PM """"""""""""""

Deine IP wurde festgestellt, der Mossad informiert.

Harharhar ... oh, und ich bin der Axel, wie du siehst, nicht der Mane oder der Franze oder der Lucke oder der Xare ...

...

Ernsthaft: Es ist schon ein trauriges Zeichen des faschistoiden Naturells der erklärten Feinde der Juden und ihres Staates Israel, daß sie Andersdenkende stets mit der Androhung von Gewalt oder sonst. negativen Konsequenzen mundtot zu machen versuchen.

Eine Debatte oder Gedankenaustausch findet gar nicht erst statt, das Prinzip der Demokratie -- die friedliche argumentative Auseinandersetzung zwischen verschiedensten Parteien -- wird mit Füßen getreten.

Naja, der GröFaZ wäre sicher stolz auf dich ...

PS: We got a troll !
Is this good news, a sign that our traffic went up lately ?! ;)

 
At 6:41 PM, Blogger Chris Hughes said...

The stuff in the sidebar was my attempt to boost hits. We're getting around 60 hits a day in the week now.

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Chris Hughes said...

Anyone gonna translate that German for Eran and me? Cheers

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger Axel Bavaria said...

" Anyone gonna translate that German for Eran and me? "

My pleasure:

That troll "anonym" at 12:53PM wanted to know whether I was a certain person, which he named, and predicted that said person's suspected involvement into SSSI could trigger "painful consequences."

Just another fascist leftist trying to denunciate and intimidate people who think differently than the party line.

By the way, please delete the comment of "anonym" at 12.53PM, since I don't want the person he named to get into any trouble.

It's sad to see that the enemies of Israel cannot debate in a civilised fashion, but instead have to resort to scare-tactics like the troll above.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger lecker_kuchen said...

Hi Axel Bavaria,

would you be so kind as to delete your quote at 09.20 hours? I am Manuel Ajunts and I have tried everything to get off this discussion, because at first sight it looks as if I were against Israel. Google didn't help me and I can see no other way to get my name out of this discussion. That would be very kind of you!

 

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