Israel has cancelled the scheduled release of 26 terrorists from prison on Saturday night.
“The Israeli government has informed us through the American mediator that it will not abide with its commitment to release the fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners scheduled for tomorrow,” senior PA official Jibril Rajoub told AFP news service on Friday.
How we even got to the point where the Israeli government even considered, much less implemented, the release of the racist murderers of Jews is unfathomable. The Netanyahu government needs more steel in its spine and must find the will to stand up to the hostile Obama administration. There is no possible way that the Jews of the Middle East would release the murderers of their own were it not for the forceful and unfriendly intervention by the most anti-Israel president in United States history.
The bottom line, of course, is that if the Palestinian-Arabs actually wanted a state for themselves they could have had one at any time if only they would agree to it. It is a surpassingly strange matter that the Palestinian-Arabs claim to want autonomy for themselves yet refuse to accept autonomy for themselves. They then successfully convince those westerners ideologically inclined to their position, such as Barack Obama, that the reason they cannot accept autonomy for themselves on Jewish land is because Jews dare to build housing for themselves in Judea.
Despite the obvious racism of such a position, westerners lap it up like cream and somehow still believe that they hold the moral high ground.
They do not.
Privileged academics at western universities who smack the hell out of Israel through defaming it as a racist, colonialist, imperialist, apartheid, militaristic, racist regime – such as those at San Francisco State University – are not standing on the moral high ground. On the contrary. They are contributing to the centuries-long project of demeaning and defaming the Jewish people in preparation, consciously or not, for punishing those Jews. They are standing in the same ideological line as the Nazis or the Klan or anyone who points the trembling finger of hatred and blame at a small, traditionally harassed minority group in a manner that leads to violence toward that group.
In any case, it is good news that Israel will not be releasing these murderers from Israeli prisons, if that actually turns out to be the case. I find it rather sad and disappointing that I have to wonder whether or not it really will turn out to be the case, but such are the days that we live in.
The Jewish people have been so battered and beaten and snubbed and subjugated for so long that some honestly believe that if only we are craven enough toward those who hate us, only then will they leave us in peace – but this is false.
Holding up our hands like the victim of a mugger in a dark ally in order to demonstrate Jewish weakness, as Netanyahu did in the previous release of murderers, is not going to gain us the friendship of the malicious majority in the Middle East, nor will it ease the clamor among western anti-Zionists for the punishment, economic and otherwise, of the Jews in that part of the world.
The more Jewish leadership grovels in the face of hatred, the more hatred will be heaped upon the Jews of the Middle East and, therefore, the less likely that peace will ever arrive.
It is important for us to keep in mind the following:
The Day of the Dhimmi is Done.
Michael Lumish is the editor of Israel Thrives.