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An Open Letter to the Citizens of Israel from America
by Stanley Zir and Phil
January 28, 2003
Because of the serious issues that
confront Israel's very survival, now is not the time to mince words. The
aftermath of the January 28th elections could ultimately lead to the
signing of your own certificate of death. If you do so, Israel may still
be seen holding the hand of liberty by day, but by night you will be
holding the hand of terror.
A few weeks ago, the Arab League issued
a proclamation announcing that the conflict between the United States and
Middle Eastern nations would immediately cease once their peace plan is
adopted and lands are returned to the Palestinians. Only months before
that proclamation was issued, we wrote an article called "Israel,
Palestine and the United Nations." Strangely enough, almost every word of
the Arabs' proclamation was mirrored in our article before they even
issued their statement. We revealed in our article that the conglomeration
of religious totalitarian nations of the Middle East is the real threat to
world security, not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We put our hand
directly on the pulse of this conflict and outlined how they would use
their proposal to gain support for their real agenda, the destruction of
the State of Israel.
In the article, we wrote, "The current
Israeli-Palestinian issue is governed by the perception that this conflict
alone is the underlying cause for the increasing tensions between Arab
nations and the United States and that its resolution will bring peace and
security to the Middle East, thus averting the strong possibility of a
world war." We further stated: "The Arab world is using the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict to extort concessions from the West, in order
to force us to accept proposals from them that will cause us to abandon
the only democracy in that region, by insisting that the choice between
world security or world war lay in the balance."
present administration took their resolution on Iraq to the United
Nations, and for the first time since taking office, they have remained
silent about Yasser Arafat. They have signed on with the Arab League's
original proposal and now, with the Quartet of Middle East mediators, is
advancing a peace proposal regarding the solution to this conflict.
In a likewise manner, before the elections, Prime Minister Sharon
has followed suit. With the current shift away from confronting Iraq by
many of our allies, both your country and ours are now learning that
building alliances with nations that appease and support terror is a fatal
Unfortunately, it is now obvious that the international
community has taken the bait of fear, because negotiations with nations
that support terror have become accepted as the only option to prevent
world war. The pressure from the international community on America to
give concessions on this issue in exchange for their full support in our
dispute with Iraq has naturally led to the beginning of America's approval
of diplomacy with terror-infested nations. To the international community,
the idea of sacrificing Israel - by subjecting Israel to negotiations with
terrorists and nations that support them - would be a small price to pay
for preventing economic disaster and world war. This will inevitably
result in the commencement of an era where terror becomes a viable
strategy for nations attempting to institute world tyranny with a
Israel, wake up! The international community has
already adopted the insidious mis-characterization of this conflict as one
of equal culpability. This has only served to neutralize the efforts of
the your country to defend her own citizens against terrorist attacks.
This not only further legitimizes the actions of terrorists, but allows
those nations to convince themselves that terrorist attacks are
justifiable in a conflict where both sides are equally at fault. This only
acts to encourage the nations of tyranny and convinces them that their
ruse is succeeding.
The time to pull the plug on this deception has
arrived. Tyranny is the parent of terrorism. Lies and deception are the
protocol of tyrannical agendas; any statements issued from these
governments and their supporters can never be believed or certified. One
needs to look no further than North Korea.
We must call the bluff
on the empty hand these nations are playing. Since when have democracies
ever allowed the terms of peace agreements to be reached based on threats
from tyrannies? Before discussing the Palestinian issue, the United States
and Israel must demand that within two years, the tyrannical structures in
the Middle East must be dismantled. Then, we can all start talking about
the Palestinian issue.
You must also realize that the people in the
United States will eventually sour on your country's lack of action to
finally end this conflict. This has only led to the "here we go again"
phenomenon cast by the media in response to terrorist attacks on your
citizens. America will not lose any sleep if Israel acts decisively to
wipe out the hornet's nest of terrorism, especially after watching the
Palestinian people celebrate in their streets after the attacks on our
country on 9/11, and now with their undivided support of
Remember, the whole world, including our country, stood
against you when you destroyed Iraq's nuclear power plant in 1981. The
world is grateful today. Likewise, if you stand up defying world opinion
and refuse to acquiesce to this certificate of death, you will be heralded
as the champions of democracy by holding the line against the spread of
tyranny and terrorism from the Middle East. On the other hand, if, after
you sign on to them, you refuse to honor the terms of documents approved
by nations that have acquiesced to terrorism, then you will be considered
the enemy of mankind because of their belief that world peace is in the
President Bush mounted the pile of smoldering debris at
Ground Zero and, in response to a rescue worker's anger, said, "I hear
you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these
buildings down will hear all of us soon." Now is the time for Prime
Minister Sharon to stand in the Jerusalem, capitol of Israel, and shout to
all the Middle Eastern nations, "Now you hear this: not one more drop of
our blood will be spilt in the name of terrorism."
Democracy, Unconditional Surrender, Terrorism is No Longer an Option" -
this must be the new "Sharon Doctrine."
Zir is Founder of http://www.victoriousamerica.com.
Phil Orenstein is an Adjunct Instructor at Queensborough Community College.
article appeared in Arutz Sheva