Blood Brothers of al-Qaeda

(Jerusalem Post) Saul Singer - We can't get near the path to peace until we beat the jihad that prevents this conflict from becoming a negotiable one. Hamas must be destroyed because its raison d'etre is to destroy Israel. For peace to have a chance, as Bush observed in June 2002, the Palestinians must choose "new leaders, leaders not compromised by terror." Every place jihad is allowed to masquerade as a nationalist struggle, it should be unmasked, with the explicit purpose of endorsing total war against it. Total war means fighting to win, not to negotiate. Hamas, Hizballah, and Islamic Jihad may specialize in the "Palestine sector," but they are blood brothers of al-Qaeda and should be treated as such.

2004-03-26 00:00:00

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