The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Global Double Standard Against Israel
This picture should be on the front page of every paper in the world (thanks to Little Green Footballs):
Chances are good, though, that few people will ever see it. No European news agency will print it. While every news organization in the world shows the accidental deaths of Palestinian children, few show the DELIBERATE murder of Israel toddlers.
This horrible scene is exactly what the suicide bomber intended, and many Arabs think he will be blessed in heaven for this act. Most Palestinians are so full of hatred for Jews that they are delighted with every bombing. This hatred is largely ignored in the U.S., and it is completely ignored in the rest of the world.
It is the danger of the "moral equivalency" in the Israel-PA dispute. One day after the bombing in Jerusalem that killed twenty (many of them children), here is the headline on CNN: Israel: Peace process might be at an end.
Israel, as usual, is the enemy.
It can't try to kill terrorist leaders, it can't jail them, it can't "invade" Palestinian "territory" to find the bomb factories, and it can't even build a wall to protect its citizens.
If the diplomats had their way, Israel would be completely vulnerable to Arab terror.
Arab hatred is given a pass, and it is diluted with potshots at Israeli "cruelty:"
(The Bomber's) wife, Arij, began clearing belongings out of her Hebron home late yesterday, in expectation that it would be demolished by Israeli troops. The Israeli military routinely destroys the homes of suicide bombers, hoping it will act as a deterrent.
Arij Mesk said she was not sad. "God gave Raed something he always dreamed of. All of his life he dreamed of being a martyr," she said. The couple have two children, ages 2 and 3.
Arabs like to complain that Americans don't understand who they are. But they should be worried that we're among the few who do.