Back when the South African government was practicing apartheid, the world placed sanctions on that country. No trade. The last thing the world community would have done was to subsidize and finance that government. So why is the world now going to finance and subsidize the Hamas government that daily calls for genocide against the Jewish people and the destruction of Israel?
Is apartheid (segregation) worse than genocide (murder)? The people of the newly announced country of Palestine freely elected a party whose first stated goal is the destruction of the Jewish people (called Zionists) and the State of Israel. Suicide bombing is in the Platform of Hamas. The people we are asked to pity knowingly voted to kill Jews. So why give them aid?
Given that the world maintained back in the 80s as it does now that sanctions nudge a country to change dreadful policies, then we should not be aiding the Hamas government but punishing it. Not aid but sanctions!
Some say, if we don’t aid the Hamas government, some of their people will go hungry. There is a simple remedy: Hamas should renounce its aim to destroy Israel. Then, its people will be given aid. After all, if the world is to feel an obligation to help the Hamas people, then shouldn’t Hamas be obligated to pitch in, lift a hand for itself by doing the right thing. Civility for food.
Rather than demanding that Hamas do its part, the world will accept Hamas intractability. Why? Because the world knows that, as Arab history has shown, MiddleEast Moslem groups would rather their citizens go hungry and die than renounce the destruction of Israel and any Jew supportive of the Jewish State.
By once again choosing aid to them over decent behavior from them, we reinforce in the radical Moslem mind that, in the end, the West capitulates to their off-again-on-again theatrics and concedes that nothing will stop them from their goal of a new Holocaust, even if it means the starving of their own people. In other words, we shrug and are willing to live by their thesis.
Why does the West feel obligated to bankroll the Gazans when fellow oil-rich Moslem countries immediately nearby could take care of all their needs ? We so often hear of Moslems acting in unison, as brothers, when attacking Israel but not when it comes to helping their brother Palestinians.
As history has shown, the Arab world finds it exceedingly beneficial to allow their Palestinian “brothers” to rot if they can parlay that scene into an international indictment of Israel. Yes, they’ll sit by in their Rolls Royce’s before lifting a hand to alleviate that situation because they know that, in the end, the world will blame not Saudi but Israel, not the people’s government, Hamas, but Israel. Headline: Palestinian Sneezes. U.N. To Meet To Condemn Israel.
For so long, the Gazans wanted a State of their own. They now have it. Having a state means you must be capable of sustaining a state. If there truly is a Palestinian Arab People, then why aren’t they out there, with pride, working their collective tails off to make the best darn Palestinian State possible. Did the original Americans whine all day or did they toil the land and break backs in pursuit of their national dream.
The U.S. and Europe are being asked to pay the salaries of the Hamas government leaders. Unbelieveable.
Why should we be paying the salaries of their government officers? Where is the sacrifice of their leaders? Or is suicide bombing the only sacrifice they practice? Since when do people go hungry simply because politicos aren’t getting paid? I can’t grow peas because the alderman didn’t get his check?
The Black Christians in Darfur have no one to rescue them. In fact, most distressed people in the world have no immediate knights in shining armor. The Moslems in Gaza who now have their own State are in an enviable position. No one is attacking them. In fact, Israel said: “Here is the land. It is now yours. Goodbye and good riddance.” As Moslems, this new country and its people have potential sugar daddys exceeding any other group in the world. To name a few: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, United Arab Emirates, etc. All the people have to do is work. Even their borders are now open to Egypt, to the Sea.
Yet, the world seems preoccupied, always, with the Palestinian Arabs’ “suffering”. More so than with any other group on earth, groups in truly horrific circumstances. No matter how improved the situation, the world treats the Palestinians as if they’ve never had anything good come their way, as if they are totally unresponsible to do anything to individually or collectively pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. The world proceeds from a premise that the world has a unique obligation to give them a country, fund the country, make the country, and provide conclusions and accomplishments that took other peoples years and decades to achieve. We are to achieve it for them.
Why? Why this preoccupation with Palestinian “suffering? Simple answer. Because their situation can be used to delegitimize Israel, it can be used to justify constant criticism of Israel. It can be used to forever keep Israel on the hot seat, to squeeze it.
The Palestinian issue is the greatest gift ever given to all those out there who can’t stand those uppity Jews, as well as those on the Left who can’t stand the West, not to mention those Jews who no longer favor Israel now that Evangelicals love it. It is simply a tool to bludgeon Israel.
If the “Palestinians” were fighting the Nigerians or Nepalese nobody would give a hoot about them. Hey, those Palestinians better keep those Jews alive. No more Jews, no more Israel, then no more world money and outporing for Palestinians. They’ll be forgotten news. Worse, they’ll share the fate of all those in the “brother” dictatorships of Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan.