in: Arutz Sheva
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An Address to the Knesset
by Stanley Zir and Phil Orenstein
May 12, 2003
Mr. Prime Minister, Ministers, Members of Knesset:
America and Israel are now facing the greatest war of deception ever launched against liberty. Unfortunately, our administration in the United States has swallowed the bait, hook, line and sinker by supporting the "road map" - a peace plan that makes concessions to terrorists by rewarding them with negotiations for their actions of murder. Israel is now being coerced into boarding this ship, whose destination is her own destruction. This is tantamount to having tea with Prime Minister Tojo right after he attacked Pearl Harbor.
President Bush said he would never negotiate with terrorists and those that harbor them in his radio address of March 15. He must now decide whether he wishes to honor this policy himself, since he has made Israel the exception to the rule, by joining the parade of appeasement along with France, Germany, Russia and the other members of the Quartet of Mideast peace mediators. By doing so, we validate the United Nations posture that confronting any nations supporting terror is the cause of war.
Let's make it simple. Suicide bombers have continually attacked Israel with impunity for three years, with total support from the entire Palestinian community. This is a population that supports and harbors terrorist attacks on Israel, and at every juncture has supported the enemies of the United States.
If it were any other nation but Israel that suffered these kinds of atrocities, the perpetrators already would have been wiped off the face of the earth. Imagine for a moment that America suffered continuous suicide bomber attacks originating from Canada, Mexico and/or Cuba, and that those countries had systems of government that outlawed fundamental rights, with the full support of their populations. Do you think mere regime change - which ultimately was supported by the people of Iraq - would work here? Here the equation changes. We would be facing a situation not unlike the conflict with Japan and Germany in World War II, where only through an all-out confrontation with their totalitarian governments and their people, and only through unconditional surrender, could we finally secure lasting peace.
Mr. Sharon, you must never meet with the new Palestinian Prime Minister Abu Mazen, under any circumstances. If you do, you will officially activate the process that will seal the fate of Israel. This one action will encircle Israel in a labyrinth of deception with no avenue of escape.
If the Prime Minister does meet with Abu Mazen, then you, Israel, must disown him, so his meeting will be effectively classified as null and void, because he will be acting as an enemy of the state.
Why is this so important? Once Sharon meets with Abu Mazen, recognizing Israel's right to defend herself will be equated with giving terrorists equal rights to launch terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. These terrorist attacks can never be tolerated for any reason; however, Israel, by participating in these negotiations, you will loose the right to declare war when your citizens are put in harms way. You will have accepted the premise that the Palestinian population must attain statehood through negotiations. according to the road map plan, no matter what. As soon as that happens, terrorism and self-defense against terrorism become morally equivalent. Israel, you will be the first to put the stamp of approval on this new doctrine, which rewards terrorist attacks with negotiations and compromise, and which enters into agreements with murderers that are not worth the paper they are written on. This will set the new standard in the international community for the politics of appeasement.
Furthermore, you will open the door for the funding of a Palestinian nation within two years that will demand equal treatment from the United States to fully arm their newly formed sovereign nation for purposes of self-defense. We in America would never put a terrorist on parole after two years and then issue him a gun permit when he's set free.
Lastly, Mr. Sharon, you will have abandoned the only strategy of security for your nation and peace for the world by embracing the very strategy that is doomed to failure, the road map to peace. In facing nations of tyranny that support and are the launching grounds for terrorist attacks, attaining peace is not the absence of conflict through negotiations, but the unconditional victory over acts of evil.
In order to achieve a world free from terror, it is now time for Israel, the United States and our true allies to engage in total de-tyrannization and swabbing of the infected nations throughout the Mideast, through a new road map to world security. The first demand must be an immediate, unconditional surrender of the vast conglomeration of terrorist organizations to the new coalition for world security, led by the United States and Israel. These terrorist organizations include Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, et al., as well as the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, and they will be relegated to the permanent status of criminals against humanity. They will have three months to surrender or the appropriate action will be taken.
Secondly, we must demand the immediate dismantling of the tyrannical institutions and governments of Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and the rest of the Arab League nations that gave birth to and harbored these terrorist organizations. Their efforts will be monitored by the new coalition for world security, with an assessment of their progress in 2005. It's now time for nations of democracy to take the offensive and abandon the strategy of back-door diplomacy.
Lastly, if they do not agree to these demands, or if there is one more terrorist attack against Israel, then Israel must declare war in order to survive. It is apparent that Israel is encountering the same root of evil that America faced in the war with Japan and Germany in World War II. Those states only made the transformation to civilized behavior through force and total victory over them. Unfortunately, they too worshiped and respected only what proved to be more powerful than they judged themselves and their beliefs to be. Today, a total victory for democracy and peace would necessitate the total defeat of the oppressive conglomeration of Middle Eastern tyrannies, and only then would this give their people the proof they need to discard their erroneous beliefs. This alone would open up the door for the possibility of a world draped in liberty and security, free from fear.
Stanley Zir, an author, is the Founder of VictoriousAmerica.com.
Phil Orenstein is an Adjunct Instructor at Queensborough Community College.