Skip to comments.The PLO's desperate defenders
Posted on 05/06/2011 5:24:22 AM PDT by Former Fetus
By most accounts, the Fatah-Hamas unity deal signing ceremony Wednesday was a grand affair. Hamas terror-chief Khaled Mashal jetted in from Damascus.
PLO/Fatah/Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas flew in from Ramallah.
The ceremony was held under the auspices of the newly Muslim Brotherhood-friendly Egyptian intelligence services. UN representatives and Israeli Arab members of Knesset were on hand to witness the "historic" accord which officially put the PLO in bed with the Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and a terrorist organization dedicated to the annihilation of Israel and the establishment of a global caliphate.
No less significant than the pact itself, are the lengths the Left is going to obfuscate and belittle the importance of what happened. In Israel and abroad, leftists have used three means to hide the meaning of the pact from the public.
First, some have upheld the deal as a cause for celebration. Wednesday, the senior political commentator of Israel's Channel 10, Raviv Drucker, opined that the deal may increase the chance of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Ignoring the fact that the pact paves the way for Hamas's integration into the PA's US-trained security forces and membership in the PLO, Raviv vapidly claimed that the villain in all of the recent developments is none other than Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who is destroying all chance of peace by pointing out that the Palestinians have opted for war.
On the world stage, Drucker's case is being made by former US president Jimmy Carter. In an op-ed in the Washington Post on Wednesday, Carter similarly praised the deal as a step forward. Never mentioning the fact that Hamas is a terrorist organization, Carter claimed that the deal will enhance Palestinian democracy.
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Israelis should not waste any more time on empty talk. Sleep a lot (sleep is a weapon), excercise and be prepared for Guns of August III.
Israel should threaten nuclear retaliation against any attack on Israel or Israel's territorial integrity.