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Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - י"ד
enough, with all the negativity that comes through the news
wires, this week the news made me smile. I read two news items that gave
me a strong surge of hope for peace in the Middle East.
first news item took place in Israel. Israeli troops scouring
a West Bank town for terrorists shot Ahmed Khatib to death. The
eleven-year-old was holding a gun in a militant position causing the
Israelis to shoot him - though they later found out the gun was a toy.
this incident the Khatib family was handed a choice. Use the
accident as a catalyst for violence or use it as a spring board for
peace. The Khatib family said, "We began talking about how we have
to put an end to this bloodshed. The doctors have asked us to donate his
organs we sat and discussed it, and decided yes, we want to bring more
people, more children, to life. Perhaps in the future they will be
decision makers who will put an end to the bloodshed."
an unbelievable act for a grieving family! Incredibly, they
turned their tragedy into hope for the future.
second thing that made me smile was an article written on
November 8th, by Lebanese-born columnist, Joseph Farah. He called
on the riot-beleaguered French to do what they've been asking Israel to
do over all the years - create an autonomous Muslim state within their
writes, "It's clear France is no longer in
control of its population . . . It's clear that their uprising cannot be
met with state violence, because that would only lead to a cycle of
clear that these freedom-fighters whom I have dubbed "Paristinians"
want a state of their own. It's clear that the international community
must force France to the negotiating table with these freedom fighters
to begin the peace process that will inevitably lead to the creation of
an autonomous, independent state of "Paristine." If it's good
enough for Israel, it's good enough for the French surrender monkeys who
have been leaders of the global movement to force the Jewish state into
appeasement of terrorists."
Mr. Farah is correct, but I'm not
sure he says it strong enough. It's not that the "Paristinians"
only want a separate state. They need a separate state. Following
the logic the French used with the Middle Eastern problem all
these years, without a separate state the French Muslims will be forced
to continue killing and pillaging in France and it will be with good
cause. And if parts of France are destroyed or if some Frenchmen lose
their life, so what? It's for the cause and the cause is a ‘valid'
continues, "We've got to stop referring to this
"intifada" in France as "riots." This is a movement
for self-determination. This is a movement for independence . . .
time for France to stop the hypocrisy. It's time for the
French to take a dose of the medicine they have been handing out to the
Jews of Israel . . . It's time to accept the only permanent solution
that can address the root problem in French society: the recognition of
the Paristinians as a legitimate negotiating partner."
If only the French can admit to their own hypocrisy. Yes, now
they must feel what it's like to live in fear of citizens of their own
country. Their country is being attacked by people who say France is
theirs too, yet they are viewed as interlopers just the same. This
violence must be a call for independence - it's some kind of Jihad - and
the rioting French citizens must be negotiated with. Are the French
listening to the call for autonomy? Are they still telling Israel to
‘live with it'? Or has their myopic view changed?
Farah continues, "The French have been speaking out
of both sides of their mouths for too long . . . If appeasement
was the solution in Iraq, it's the solution for the "Paristinian"
revolt. If appeasement was the solution for Hitler, it's the solution
for the "Paristinian" revolt. If appeasement was the solution
for Israel in dealing with its "Palestinian" problem, it's the
solution for France's "Paristinian" uprising."
it is time to partition France. It's time for an independent
Muslim state to be created. After all, isn't that what France and other
European nations have determined is the proper solution for Israel? ...
(they) have demanded that Israel meet those attacks with land
concessions to the rioters and suicide bombers. That is the only viable,
long-term solution, they say. They claim this violence will never
cease until those oppressed by Israel are granted an independent,
autonomous state of their own. Why should the solution be any different
in France? ..."
time has come to begin talks with the "Paristinians"
about their own future homeland of Paristine."
said, Mr. Farah! The Muslims live in their own neighborhoods
anyway, cut off from the rest of the French population. Create a
separate state for these poor unfortunate souls. France should meet with
the terrorists and appease them. That will surely satisfy their needs
and stop the violence. According to their own outrage at the Israelis
this is the ONLY solution for the violence in France.
a breath of fresh air! Read these two articles and smile with
me. The Khatib family was willing to donate their dead son's organs
although he was accidentally killed by the Israelis in the hope that
maybe one of the people that are saved from this donation will help
bring peace to the region.
And Lebanese-born Mr. Joseph Farah
is willing to say, world opinion is wrong, those who pressure Israel to
give up land under fire are wrong, and that those who pressured Israel
all these years should take a dose of their own medicine.
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