The Unbearable Burden of Life
How did you get into such a mess? As you yourselves would say and have
indeed said on many occasions, it isn't your fault. It's always the "Great
Satan" America, and it's "Lesser Satan", Israel, that you
blame for all your woes. Everything that you do, such as your "martyrdom
operations", are described as the products of your "rage" at being
"dispossessed of your land", and of your "helplessness" in the face of
There are only 300 million Arabs against over 5 million Jews! How unfair!
How unjust, that so many can do so little against so few!
A number of Western commentators have put Arab failures down to numerous
cultural factors, not the least being Islam. Your religious beliefs in
martyrdom and jihad, coupled with a total inability to accept any blame for
your own predicament, have combined to do you great and lasting damage.
Look closely at why Western countries such as Israel have succeeded, and
Muslim countries have not. Western countries are free-market democracies.
Muslim countries (other than Turkey) aren't. Surely that should tell you
Why I Stand.
As I said, I do not, and I will not, support the Palestinian cause. Why not?
I have a number of reasons, and here they are:
1. You have made it clear beyond any shadow of doubt that you intend to
destroy Israel and kill or drive out its Jewish population. This is
genocide, pure and simple. You justify this by saying that Israel has
committed many crimes against your people, and that you seek "justice". I
say this in response- NOTHING WHATSOEVER is an acceptable justification for
genocide. Loss of land, humiliation at being militarily defeated -others
have suffered these and moved on to create new nations and opportunities for
Examples abound- the Germans thrown out of East Prussia in Europe, 1945, the
Nationalist Chinese who fled to Taiwan in 1949, to name but two. Germans and
Taiwanese have coped with military defeat and the
loss of land. They haven't warred with their neighbours, nor have they
launched terrorist attacks upon them. Both countries have more wealth than
any Arab nation. Why can't Palestinians cope? Are Germans and Chinese better
able to deal with adversity than Arabs?
2. You have accused the Israelis of "genocide" against you. Here's a
question for you: Israel has atomic bombs and powerful military forces. If
they really, truly wanted you all dead, they could easily do it.
Why haven't they? If the Israelis went all-out, you would be, as we say in
New Zealand, "dog tucker". Why did they spend so much time negotiating with
your leaders? Because Israel wants peace and secure borders. You refuse to
give them even those. You plan genocide and accuse Israel of the same crime.
3. The use of terrorism. Killing people for being Jewish is despicable.
Terrorist attacks on innocent civilians are also despicable. (At this point,
I'd like to pause and get a question of nomenclature cleared up, regarding
those Palestinians who kill themselves and others with explosives strapped
to their bodies. You call them "martyrs". Western media sources and
academics debate the precise term to use in describing them. Others,
including the Israelis, call them terrorists.
I have a better, more appropriate term. I prefer to use the word
The original kamikazes appeared in 1944, in the war in the Pacific. They
were Japanese Navy and Army pilots,organised into "Special Attack Units"
with orders to crash their planes into American warships, in the hope of
destroying them - "one plane, one ship". Their initial impact
was similar to that of the Al-Quaeda attacks on New York and the
Pentagon-shock and horror. (I noted that many Palestinians appeared on
Western TV celebrating the September attacks). Note: The American response,
in both cases was not the one hoped for.
Once the shock had worn off, the US set out to destroy the kamikazes, and
terrible destruction was rained down on Japan,ending only with 2 atomic
bombs. You know what is happening right now in Afghanistan to the Al-Quaeda
>4. Using children as suicide bombers. Anyone who
teaches children to kill themselves in suicide attacks is not worth
supporting under any circumstances. For you to do this to your children is
an abomination. A commentator on a Web magazine said that if the
Palestinians laid down their arms, they would get peace and land. If the
Israelis laid down their arms, they would be killed. You know that is true,
even if most of Europe doesn't. Your cause is evil, because it seeks
destruction at any price. Genocide is not justice. Sacrificing your own
children for the sake of your leader's personal ambitions is wicked.
That's why I cannot support you. That's why I stand with Israel.
Palestinian Past or Future?
The Second World War in Europe ended with Hitler's suicide. He was replaced
by Admiral Doenitz who quickly made peace with the Allies. Japan's
leader,Emperor Hirohito, decided on surrender rather than
see his nation destroyed.
If Arafat chooses surrender, though, will the rest of the Palestinians go
along with it? If he dies, will the war end? If the answer to both of these
questions is No, then the Palestinian people are doomed. Do you really
prefer death as a people? Do you fully comprehend what you
are doing? If you are indeed aware that the path you have embarked on
leads to destruction, and if you have freely chosen to walk in that
direction,then as a people you are truly beyond hope.
Are Palestinians really going to be a "Kamikaze Nation"? Are you really
going to give Israel no other option except your destruction? If they must
choose,then as Israeli historian Martin Van Creveld said,
"better a terrible end than terror without end".
Do not think that kamikaze tactics can get you what you want. The Israelis
can tell you all about Masada, if you ask them. Remember
what happened to the Japanese at places like Okinawa and Iwo Jima.
Palestinians deserve better than the current mess you are in now - but
before you can be given anything, you must offer a sincere peace, you must
stop teaching your children to hate, you must stop believing that
"victimhood" justifies everything and - above all other things - GIVE UP
ISRAEL! Accept that you will never go there again except perhaps as workers
or tourists. Accept that Jews are human beings.
Accept the verdict of 1948 and learn to live with it.
Invest in banks, not bombs. Build computer chips,not Kalashnikovs. Teach
>science and mathematics, not hate. Look to the future, not the past. Stop
>blaming Americans and Jews for all your problems, and take responsibility
>for your own actions. Read those parts in the Quran
about living with the "peoples of the Book".
Golda Meir, the former Israeli Prime minister, is quoted as saying, "there
will be peace in the Middle East only when the Arabs
love their children more than they hate Israel ". Every time I see pictures
of Palestinian children waving guns and wearing dummy explosives, then I can
only say she is right. The alternative to peace is not victory but death.
Think about it- before it's too late.
From an Infidel to Those Who Submit, and are living in the Holy Land - May
God grant you steadfastness in the face of things that cannot be changed,
the capacity to cope with those that can be changed, and
the wisdom and the ability to tell the difference.
>Auckland, New Zealand