The Story You Aren't Hearing About Israel

[Huffington Post] Mort Zuckerman - Did you hear about the two Israeli policemen who stopped to help a Palestinian driver stuck with a flat - and were shot to death in the head at point-blank range? Did you know about the 120-kilogram bomb planted in a parking lot adjacent to a Haifa shopping mall? No, of course, you didn't. These are just two everyday incidents of the ordeal confronted by people in Israel while the world and the political leaders look away. The willingness to give a free pass to terrorism was manifest most luridly in the Gaza war. Hamas fired thousands of rockets with the aim of murdering as many innocent civilians as possible. Then, when Israel finally responded, it was faced with world demands for an unconditional cease-fire. Ironically, the fiercest criticism in the Arab world stems from Israel's failure to achieve a decisive victory, for the Arab world rightly perceives not Israel but Hamas as a threat: It knows full well that Hamas is a fifth column for Iranian influence.

2009-04-24 06:00:00

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