May 18, 2009
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington for meetings with President Obama. To recall a popular song of a few years ago, it will be “the same old song, but with different words since you’ve been gone.”
The scenario is always the same: Israel remains the primary impediment to peace in the middle east. If Israel would just do what the Arabs and Muslims want, harmony and understanding would break out. Only the land seized by Israel after 1967 is in dispute and if Israel would give that land back to nations that made war against her for the purpose of seizing all of her land, there would be peace.
This is, and always has been, a fool’s bargain. Israel’s enemies don’t want a Palestinian state to exist side-by-side with Israel in peace. They want a Palestinian state that would serve as a base for eliminating Israel. It would be a modern Trojan horse.
Read the charters of Hamas and Hezbollah. You can google them. And then tell me how people who think their god wants Jews and Christians dead and their land seized can be trusted to live up to any agreement they might sign with us infidels.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.