Sunday, April 22, 2007

O that Damn Cycle of Violence!

The other day, a young girl, Melissa Stevens, walked home at night from a party at a friend's. Melissa, being tired, decided to take a shortcut through a dark alleyway. On her way home, she was attacked by a masked man and held down. Fearing assault and rape, Melissa, being a blackbelt in karate, kicked the man in the groin and broke his arm. She quickly fled home.
The next day, she was met by the attacker's lawyer, suing for bodily assault. In court, Melissa pleaded self-defense. The judge, however, disagreed. He claimed that violence beget violence and that Melissa should serve time for the pain that she had caused her attacker.

By this time, you should all be shaking your heads in amusement. Clearly, this is absolutely insane. What logical person would claim that a rapist trying to violate his victim and the victim's right to self-defense are equivalent? Pretty self-evident, no? Actually, it isn't- at least for some. Many people seem to believe that the problem in the Mid-East is the 'cycle of violence'. Israeli aggression is met by Palestinian "resistance" which is returned with an act of Israeli retaliation. Yep, the endless cycle of violence. But, before you nod in agreement, ask yourself, where did this cycle begin? Which side is motivated by a desire to murder? Which side recently reiterated its commitment to genocide on live TV? Certainly not Israel. In a recent sermon on PA TV, Hamas spokesman Dr. Ismail Radwan reiterated Hamas’s classic ideology that:

* The Hour – the Islamic resurrection and end of days – is dependent on the killing of Jews by Muslims.
* The remaining Jews will unsuccessfully attempt to hide, but the rocks and trees will expose them, calling out "there is a Jew behind me, kill him!"
* "Palestine… will be liberated through the rifle," meaning that Israel will be destroyed through violence.

The Hamas spokesman ended his sermon with a prayer to Allah to "take" Israel and the USA.
Think. If all of the Arab soldiers would put down their arms for a month, even a year, what would Israel do? Israeli soldiers would immediately return to their homes, put down their arms, and move on with their lives. Now, if G-d forbid, Israel would lay down its weapons for a months, even for a day, would the same happen with the Arabs? No sooner would Israel disarm that the Arab hordes would sweep through Israel, killing every man woman and child. The brutality of it would make the Holocaust look like a pillow fight.
The Cycle of Violence is a PC anti-semitic myth. Israel wants nothing more than peace with its neighbours. Israel's declaration of Independence states:

WE APPEAL - in the very midst of the onslaught launched against us now for months - to the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to preserve peace and participate in the upbuilding of the State on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its provisional and permanent institutions.

WE EXTEND our hand to all neighbouring states and their peoples in an offer of peace and good neighbourliness, and appeal to them to establish bonds of cooperation and mutual help with the sovereign Jewish people settled in its own land. The State of Israel is prepared to do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire Middle East.

Before you condemn Israel for its aggression, remember that you are denying Israel the right of self-defense that you so enthousiastically support for its enemies.
Am Yisrael Chai- The People of Israel Live!


southfield_2001 said...

Israel is a humane society, the arab nations, by and large, are not. End of story.
Anyone who argues differently has their head squarely up their ass.

Michael said...

Excellent use the Israeli Declaration of Independence (especially today) to show the difference between US and THEM.

A group's founding documents can tell a lot about it... Just compare the quotes you gave with the Hamas Covenant.