Myles Weiss, my co-host on Middle East affairs joined me on the show today to talk about what's going on in Israel with Arabs killing Arabs in Gaza; PA Mahmoud Abbas having to form a new government; Israel once again having 83 yr. old Shimon Peres take the position of President...turmoil is really too mild a word for what's happening.
Hamas (Palestinian Muslim) fighting Fatah (Palestinian Muslim) in Gaza is no surprise to those of us who have been saying that Jews giving up their land for the hope of peace won't work.
Hamas seizes key Fatah Installations
Land is NOT the answer! Not only will terrorist groups continue to fuel hatred amongst the Palestinians for the Jews no matter how much land they give up, but that hatred turns Arab brother against Arab brother.
Hamas fighter holds Koran
As Arutz Sheva reports:
"The home of deceased PLO chief Yassir Arafat was looted Saturday, with Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize taken, along with his various military uniforms. Arafat received the prize together with Israel’s new president Shimon Peres and former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin after signing the Oslo Accords."
"In Israeli prisons, Hamas and Fatah terrorists have been separated to avoid bloodshed."
And, "Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu says we must learn the lessons from the Hamas takeover of Gaza, and ensure that it doesn't happen in Judea and Samaria."Speaking on the government-run Voice of Israel Radio, Netanyahu said, "We must understand the dangers: Every piece of land that we unilaterally evacuate, becomes a place where rockets are deployed against us. We must ensure that what is happening in Gaza doesn't reach Judea and Samaria as well. Unilateral withdrawals are not the answer. We said in the past that the retreat from Gush Katif would lead to increased terrorism and arms-smuggling, and we were right.We cannot have an Iranian base on the outskirts of Be’er Sheva and Tel Aviv."
The New York Times reported:
Islam Shahwan, a spokesman for the Hamas militia, told Hamas radio triumphantly: “The era of justice and Islamic rule have arrived.”We received more than usual response to the show. If you missed it you can still catch it online. Myles was pretty passionate about the issue having just returned from Israel.
The prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, said: “I call on my friend Abu Mazen,” referring to Mr. Abbas, who was in Ramallah, “to take the opportunity, now that almost the entire world understands the viciousness, the brutality of Hamas, to exercise his authority as the leader of the Palestinian people.”
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