We are Sick of Hudna
by Eli Sayetta-Friedman
Aug 24, '03 / 26 Av 5763
The â€œHudnaâ€ that Jews have been violently force-fed by Arab terrorists and oil-blinded American officials has left us vomiting blood. Another Arab slaughter of Jews has taken place in the heart of Israel and, once again, we are forced to watch, as Israel does nothing in response to protect its citizens. Where does the blame lie?
The blood is first and foremost on the hands of the uncivilized barbarians of the Palestinian population who have founded a culture based on murder, death and submission. But far more disturbing is the role that George W. Bush and his administration has played in the latest bloodletting of Jews. George W. Bush the founder of the supposed â€œWar on Terrorâ€, the man whoâ€™s name was revered in Israel - with streets and institutions in Tel Aviv adorned with American flags after 9-11- finds himself steeped in Jewish blood, and guzzling the thick black rewards of dead Jewish babies: oil.
George Bush has forced Israel into a situation where Jewish blood is once again cheap. As cheap as it was before the state of Israel rose from the ashes of the Holocaust. Bush, the very one who uttered that those who harbor terrorists are no different than terrorists themselves, is trying to force Israel into a spell of capitulation and appeasement. His â€œroad mapâ€, which in essence rewards terrorism, is already being breached in the most direct and profound ways by the Arabs. All the while, his pressure is put squarely on Israel.
Bush gave up his demand for Palestinians to dismantle terrorist organizations almost as fast as he gave up his own doctrine against terrorism. Instead he has accepted this false Hudna where while the media is quiet, Jewish blood is still being spilt. The reason? After mildly provoking the Muslim world with his absent and futile campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, he must now slaughter the Jew at the altar to appease the Arabs, so as not to curtail the flow of Arab oil. While Iran, the number one sponsor of terrorism (and apparently immune to bushâ€™s â€œwar on terrorâ€?) develops nuclear weapons, which could fall into the hands of terrorists, George Bush finds himself pressuring Israel to release terrorists, evict Jews from their homes and give them up to terrorists, give up Israelâ€™s capital to terrorists, and tear down Israelâ€™s defensive fence built to prevent terror. This is Bushâ€™s war on terror?
Oh, I almost forgot, one of the biggest sponsors of Hamas (they even held a telethon designed to raise money for them) is one of Bushâ€™s best buddies. Saudi Arabia. Why? Oil. Plain and simple. Saudi Arabia is a far bigger hotbed for terrorist organizations and terrorist funding than Iraq - most of the hijackers in the 9-11 massacres were Saudi. But, coincidentally, Bushâ€™s â€œwar on terrorâ€ doesnâ€™t apply to them.
Ariel Sharon, his hands tied by George Bush, has been forced to watch as Jews are murdered almost daily, and is not allowed to respond for fear of disrupting Bushâ€™s pathetic farce of a â€œroad mapâ€. With each non-response, the Arab response is more attacks. Sharonâ€™s inaction (imposed by Washington) is a sign of weakness to the Arabs, not a sign of kindness.
Is Jewish blood once again cheap? How can we watch as the Jewish state, with the strongest military in the Middle East, sits idle as its children are slaughtered in the streets? Where is the outrage? Where is the â€œnew Jewâ€? The â€œroad mapâ€, imposed on us by the gentile, has â€œcoincidentallyâ€ forced us into the place we were before the creation of Israel. A situation where Jewish blood was there fore the taking, and the gentile, the taker of Jewish blood, knew that he could expect no Jewish retaliation. And now, after the State of Israel shattered that reality, and showed that Jewish blood was far from cheap, Israel has given up its sovereignty to Washington and reinstated that reality once again.
There was never a hudna in the first place, as last weekâ€™s bloody massacre in Jerusalem proves. It is time to break the shackles of this â€œroad mapâ€ and respond. Jewish blood cannot be cheap, or Israel has no reason to exist - and it will not, if this â€œroad mapâ€ continues. Make no mistake about it: This â€œroad mapâ€ leads us to the slaughter â€” and for the first time since the creation of Israel, we are walking right to it, like sheep. Once again, we find ourselves begging foreign powers to restrain those who would do us harm, those who want to kill us.
Where are the days of Entebbe and Osirak, where the Jew finally had the power to fight his enemy on his own, to stand up for himself and to win? Those days are seemingly gone, along with the some 25 Jewish victims that have fallen, un-avenged, during this â€œroad mapâ€, which was forced down our throat by foreign powers. The events of these last few months are evoking horrible memories: memories of the defenseless and dependant diaspora Jew, whose blood was free, and whose life meant nothing to the gentile.