As most of you know by know, an Israeli family was murdered by Muslims over the weekend.
Other Muslims celebrated by handing out candy.
People of a certain age who still doubt that Islam is a death cult will note the marked resemblance of these crime scene photos to those taken at Cielo Drive.
I propose we begin referring to the fictional nation of “Palestine” as “The Spahn Ranch.”
Anyway, Arlene Kushner at Israpundit writes:
When there have been terrorist attacks here in Israel it has not been the norm to put out photos like this because of a sensitive desire to protect mourners. But these pictures were released by the Yesha Council with the permission of the family, because it’s time to take off our gloves. It’s time for the world to “get it” with regard to what Jews here endure. (…)
May the Almighty embrace the souls of those who were murdered in a flood of light and total peace, while avenging their deaths. (…)
More words, in a televised statement last night, from Prime Minister Netanyahu:
“I noticed that several states which rushed to condemn Israel for building a house in some place are taking their time in condemning the murder of children.”
Netanyahu said he was shocked by the ambiguous condemnation of the attack by PA leaders (…):
“I am disappointed by the weak and mumbled statements. This is not how one condemns terrorism. This is not how one fights terrorism…there has never been anything like this, in which terrorists entered a home and cut children’s throats.
“This requires sharp and unequivocal condemnation. This requires something else. This requires a halt to the incitement.… The time has come to stop this double-talk in which the Palestinian Authority outwardly talks peace, and allows – and sometimes leads – incitement at home. The time has come to stop the incitement and begin educating their people for peace.”
Well OK. Netanyahu has finally said it. It’s been time for him to say this for a long while. The fact that he says this now means he knew all along, of course. Knew of the PA duplicity and continuing incitement.
Now we must hold him to what he has said, demanding that he mean it:
Not a single concession. Not for Obama. Not for the EU. Not out of fear of being isolated internationally. For nothing.
Those concessions bring no peace. They simply make us weaker and more vulnerable.
Netanyahu must know and fully internalize this fact: His responsibility is to the safety of the people of Israel, not to the larger world.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak has particular culpability with regard to this situation, because he has always been so eager to make concessions to show the world how prepared we were to “make peace.” In the area around Itamar, there have been checkpoints taken down, and security checks relaxed.