Monday, September 24, 2012

NY Times still calls them "militants"

Not that I truly expect the New York Times to change its ways with all things Israelis, but today's report on the cross border attack into Israel that took the life of an Israeli soldier continues the canard that the attackers and others like them are "militants."
An obscure militant group based in Egypt’s North Sinai region claimed responsibility over the weekend for a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli soldier last week. The claim called fresh attention to the uphill struggle the newly formed Egyptian government is facing to control the restive Sinai region.
If not terrorists, what are the members of "Supporters of the Holy Places" the group that has claimed credit for the attack? To claim that the attack was in retaliation for the idiotic anti-Islam movie just adds insult to the injury.

With condemnation of Jews a near daily occurrence in the Muslim world, killers like the Supporters of the Holy Place have a place, but it's in hell without the 72 virgins promised to them by their Islamist teachers.

Well, that's what I think.

You can read the full Times report here.
Alisa Flatow
Stephen M. Flatow

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Romney on the Palestinians

So, what's to be with the Palestinians?  Has everyone given up hope for a two state solution in view of the Pal's refusal to sit down and negotiate with Israel?

From the New York Sun's editorial page:
A better strategy, we suggested, would be to “pursue — or at least explore — a three-state solution.” The idea we sketched would be that “at least parts of Gaza are turned over to Egypt” and the Palestinian Arab areas of the West Bank that are not necessary for Israel’s security or part of its religious patrimony could be turned over to Jordan. Both Jordan and Egypt, we noted, at least have peace treaties with Israel.

I agree with those who say the Palestinians are not interested in having a state of their own. They subscribe to the PLO belief that if they wait enough, Israel will implode with the forced absorption of the West Bank Arab population. It's not going to happen.

Read the full editorial here: Romney on the Palestinians

Well, that's what I have to say.

Stephen M. Flatow