(IsraelNN.com) Israeli lawmakers Monday called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to end talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) in the wake of a suicide bombing in Dimona that left one dead and more than 20 wounded.
“Perhaps after Olmert releases prisoners with blood on their hands and enjoys his photo-op with Gilad Shalit, he will also find the time to visit the bereaved families and promise them that Israel will arrest the terrorists yet again,” Meir Indoor said bitterly
Kadima Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit said bluntly, “We have to guard our own border, without worrying about what anyone else thinks or does about it. Whether the Egyptians guard or don’t guard the border is not our problem. Our problem is our border and we have to protect it – sometimes by force if necessary.”
THEN…of course, The Left speaks…
Left-wing Meretz party Knesset Member Ran Cohen claimed that the blast proved the need for the government to negotiate with Hamas.
February 4, 2008, 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm
Yeah, rule #1 is, “You don’t negotiate with terrorists, you kill them.”
It’s beyond ridiculous to even have to state this, it’s so obvious.
February 4, 2008, 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm
I just don’t understand. Arab entities (PLO, Fatah, Hamas, and all Arab countries) have been saying for the last seventy years that Israel should be destroyed and all Jews “driven into the sea”, a typical Arab euphemism for “murder them all”. How can anyIsraeli politician continue to try and reason with them, “dialog” with them, accept their lying promises that they will “accommodate”? How long does it take for reality to set in?
Seventy year, and counting.
I might ask this same question of our own American politicians, who seem to think they can “reason” with Arab/Muslim doctrine, that hasn’t changed in centuries, let alone the last seventy years.
February 4, 2008, 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm
This might be the first test of a new Dem leader, either Hillary or Obama, in 2009. A large scale missile attack from Leb that forces Israel to respond. Will a new administration back Israel as Bush did. I’m sure that the Middle East would like to know the answer to that.
December 11, 2008, 7:17 am at 7:17 am
I think any president pretty much HAS to back Israel. Its like a prerequisite.