"First, Israel must be prepared to use any means necessary to stop the terror, even if that entails the end of the Palestinian Authority.
Second, the Israeli government must unite behind this policy, a policy supported by the overwhelming majority of the nation.
Third, Israel must explain to the international community that we are exercising our nation's most basic right to defend its citizens. The presence in Washington today of an administration strongly committed to fighting terrorism should make that task easier. After all, if the U.S. and Britain bombed Moammar Kadafi's Libya over the bombing of a Berlin nightclub, Israel certainly has the right to take action after Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are bombed by Arafat's proxies.
Adopting these measures should stop the terror without having to dismantle the Palestinian Authority. But if Arafat doesn't get the message, his replacement surely will: Any Palestinian regime that terrorizes Israel will not survive."
- By Benjamin Netanyahu (Published in the L.A. Times June 6)