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ROSENBERG Stand By Israel, Crush Hezbollah And Hamas
by Joel Rosenberg
[novelist] 7/14/06


Israel had no choice. It had to invade Lebanon and Gaza to destroy the terrorist forces that have been attacking the Jewish state with impunity (kidnapping Israeli soldiers, firing rockets into Israeli civilian populations, and sending more suicide bombers to penetrate Israeli checkpoints) and to send a strong message to the governments of the region that such attacks on Israel will be dealt with quickly and decisively. Gaza's and Lebanon's bloody attacks on Israel are acts of war and must be treated as such.

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Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of THE LAST JIHAD (2002), THE LAST DAYS (2003), and THE EZEKIEL OPTION (2005), with more than one million copies in print. He previously served as a senior advisor to several U.S. and Israeli leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He has been interviewed on more than 300 radio and TV shows, including ABC's "Nightline," CBN's 700 Club, CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, the Michael Reagan Show, the Rush Limbaugh Show and the Sean Hannity Show.. Website - [go to Rosenberg Index]

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President Bush is to be commended for his statement affirming Israel's right to self-defense. It is vitally important that we stand with Israel shoulder to shoulder during this critical battle against radical Islamic terror. At the same time, we should be praying for peace and particularly praying for strength and courage for Palestinian and Lebanese followers of Jesus Christ who now find themselves caught in the crossfire.

Still, it is important to understand that two serious mistakes Israel made in recent years that has invited more violence, and we must try to help Israel not make an even more disastrous mistake.

In the spring of 2000, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak withdrew his country's military forces from southern Lebanon. This was not part of a negotiated peace treaty with the government of Lebanon, or Syria, or any other sovereign state. Instead, it was a unilateral Israeli move "to bring about an end to the on-going terrorism and confrontation on the northern border, and to facilitate further progress in the peace process," according to a statement by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the time. Sadly, just the opposite has occurred. The radical Islamic group Hezbollah, backed by Syria and Iran, saw Israel's withdrawal as a sign of weakness and surrender in the War on Terror. They subsequently built up their terrorist forces in southern Lebanon and waited for the right moment to strike. And strike they now have.

In the summer of 2005, then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew his country's military forces from Gaza. Again, this was not part of a negotiated peace treaty with the Palestinian leadership. It was instead a unilateral move intended to bring about peace. But more terrorism -- not less -- has resulted.

Now, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wants to unilaterally withdraw from the West Bank and divide Jerusalem, effectively handing sovereignty over to Hamas. This would be a far more disastrous mistake. It will make a bad situation that much worse because it, too, will be perceived by terrorist groups and terrorist states as acts of weakness and surrender, not wisdom and peace. It will embolden Hamas and her allies. It will put deadly rockets within range of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Ben Gurion International Airport. It will allow Hamas to create a state with formal military alliances with Iran and Syria. And it could destabilize Jordan and Egypt in the process.

Now is not the time to unilaterally withdraw from anything. Now is the time for Israel to crush Hamas and Hezbollah. And now is the time for the U.S. to do everything in our power to help -- including vigorously defending Israel's acts of self-defense at the U.N. and the G8 Summit. Israel is a vital ally in the War on Terror. Her victory will be ours as well.

copyright 2006 Joel C. Rosenberg





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