Sunday, January 18, 2009

Natan Sharansky: Removing the Malignancy of Terror

Cries of protest against Israel's war in Gaza come from two sources:

First, those who oppose any Israeli effort to defend itself; "a form of anti-Semitism, and such a view should be rejected outright rather than argued with."

Second,"those who support Israel's existence, but believe it is wrong to wage so harsh an assault on the Gaza Strip."

Both of these claims, as logical as they may sound, ignore the lessons of history, including Israel's recent history in fighting terror. In the 10 years I served as a minister in Israel's security cabinet, I learned just how mistaken such arguments can be.
Terror is a cancer, and the longer one waits to treat it, the worse it gets.

Read the full article here.

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