Sunday, December 18, 2005

Homans' Homage to Terror

Peter Homans had his letter, "NATO in the Middle East?", published in the NYTimes last Friday. In seeking a solution based on NATO that would establish a just Middle East peace, he writes - and then completely ignores - that "terrorist clearly have the sympathy of [the Palestine Authority's] own people".

If he is correct - and he is, oh, yes he is - can there be a "just peace" with a population that supports, participates in and praises terror directed against civilians simply because they are Jews?

Can there be a "just peace" with an administration that permits this not only to exist but to grow, that refuses to reprioritize its educational system and media outlets and ensures thereby that the Arab population remains anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and, unavoidably, antisemitic.

This is also the conclusion that must be drawn from the refusal of Arab governments, as the NYT itself reported the day earlier in a story, "Arab states quiet", to condemn the comments of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the Holocaust is a ''myth''.

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