Israel has decided to sever ties with Yasser Arafat. Its way past time.
Following the latest in a continuing series of suicide bombings that killed at least ten Israli civilians and wounded 30 others, Israel has had enough.
The stated and practiced policy of the so-called Palestinians is to drive Israel from the land as a nation-state and expel as many Jews and Christians as possible. That goal has not changed since 1948. Terrorism is their weapon of choice since the five Arab wars against Israel didnt work.
It is not a question of what Israel does or doesnt do, or how much land it is willing to relinquish. If it gave up 99.9 percent of the land, it wouldnt be enough. Israels enemies want it all. They view the Jewish people as illegal occupiers of their land. What will it take for the state department to understand this?
Its up to the Palestinians abused at the hands of Arafat to come up with responsible leadership. But they wont. Theyre tied to Hamas and other terror groups who will not let them. The best Israel can do is defend herself. Im Cal Thomas in Washington.