The Evil of Two Lessers

[U.S. News] Mortimer B. Zuckerman - Now 40 years after Israel's stunning victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, the Israelis are still ringed by enemies but with even more menace. Radical Islamic forces and a global jihadist movement offer no room for compromise. The Arab state media fester with anti-Semitic hate. And looming over all this is a radicalized Iran striving to build nuclear missiles - an Iran that is now the single greatest threat to world peace. At the very heart of the impasse, then and now, is the Arab refusal to accept Israel's existence. Peace would not come even if Israel pulled out of every bit of land defensively captured in 1967. Look what happened when Israel turned over Gaza. The Palestinians turned Gaza into a launching ground for rockets and suicide terrorists, and then elected those terrorists in the form of Hamas. Hamas does not want peace, and Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO leader, cannot deliver it.

2007-06-11 01:00:00

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