For those of you who do not know, NormanF is a balls-to-the-wall supporter of the Jewish State of Israel who has, on occasion, dropped by Israel Thrives. This is just a quick note to say that I am pleased that someone of Martin Sherman's stature has mentioned this commenter by name in a Jerusalem Post Op-Ed entitled, Into the Fray: Surrendering sovereignty – again.
The Op-Ed is concerned with the fact that Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch "is contemplating the participation of an international investigator in the inquest regarding Arafat Jaradat, the Palestinian detainee, who died in Israeli custody, after being arrested for hurling stones and a Molotov cocktail at Israeli troops."
Sherman thinks that this sets a dangerous precedent and undermines Israeli sovereignty.
Concerning our friend NormanF he writes:
While the government seems oblivious to the impact its response to the demands in the Jadarat affair could have on the nation’s sovereign status, the same certainly cannot be said of the general public or at least segments thereof – such as readers of the Post...I couldn't agree more.
And finally, NormanF: “The Israeli government’s default mode is to surrender to Arab blackmail, threats and intimidation. It can’t say “no” and uphold Jewish sovereignty... Any other country on earth would never accept for themselves the “international observer” nonsense Aharonovitch peddled before the Knesset. It would reject outright all attempts to compromise its independence. What his statement proved again in the face of escalating global anti-Semitism, is that its easy to take the Jew out of the ghetto but its very difficult to take the ghetto out of the Jew!”