I am getting more than a little tired of constantly having to "absorb" and react to Arab-Muslim violence against my fellow Jews.
Three of the five dead were rabbis praying in a synagogue.
From the perspective of those Arabs and Muslims engaging in these brutal acts of dehumanization and murder against the Jewish people this is a religious war... not a war over land.
They honestly believe that a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount, the holiest site to the Jewish people where David had his temple, is a desecration before Allah and therefore when I went up there a few years ago I was "storming" the very heart of where my people come from.
Many people think that the Jews have it coming for the "Occupation" but there is no occupation.
The word is virtually meaningless in the context of the living of Jews upon Jewish land.
Israel "occupies" Israel like France "occupies" France.
Israel "occupies" Israel like I "occupy" my office.
This is what David Horovitz of the Times of Israel, a moderate by anyone's measure, has to say:
Because the final thing that has to be put in writing, even on a horrible, evil day like this, when the fingers loathe the necessity to tap the keyboard, is that it’s not going to work. Palestinian terrorists, and those who incite them and support them, should know: We are not going to be shot and stabbed and bludgeoned out of here by your brutality and the false justifications you invoke to legitimate it.Weakness breeds contempt.
We stood firm during year upon year of Second Intifada terrorism, when you were blowing up our buses, malls, restaurants and supermarkets, and pragmatism could have dictated that we do what the terrorism was designed to make us do: flee. We do not insist on maintaining our majority Jewish state to the exclusion of your rights. Anything but. We seek co-existence. But your rights cannot be achieved by denying us ours.
For this is the homeland of the Jewish nation, the only place we have ever been sovereign or sought sovereignty. And what needs writing and saying, most especially on a terrible day like today, is that we will not be driven from it.
I do not have much faith that the Netanyahu government will take the measures necessary to crack down on these insidious, vicious thugs. The west, after all, finances them and Netanyahu's ability to stand up to Obama and the EU is limited as we have seen over the last few years with these humiliating and futile gestures, like the release of Jewish murderers from Israeli prisons who are then hailed as heroes in Ramallah and Gaza City.
My prediction is that the government of Israel will vacillate because what action should be taken is open to serious question and because however much Arabs seek to murder Jews within our historical homeland the Obama administration demands "restraint."
This is the president's way of telling the Jewish people that we actually have no rights to self-defense and that if Israel wishes to remain in the good graces of the United States it better heel, boy.
In other words, Obama and the EU and the UN and the western-left, as a whole, expect that Jews should get kicked in the face and like it. If Israel dares to stand up for itself, as we see time and again, their base will scream from the hillsides about "genocide" and "collective punishment" and how the Jews are the "new Nazis" and so forth and so on.
I can write the damn script because I have read it so many times before.
Make no mistake, this is the Third Intifada. The Third Terror War. It was questionable for awhile if there was going to be a third one, but here it is.
Blood doesn't lie.
The only question now is, what is to be done about it? I certainly do not envy Benjamin Netanyahu. The Jewish-Israeli street is going to demand action, but the EU and the western-left - with Barack Obama leading from behind - will push in the opposite direction. Bibi is thus trapped between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
Meanwhile Naftali Bennet, Moshe Feiglin, and Avigdor Lieberman are licking their chops.
Given the history of his administration I predict Netanyahu will take half-measures and satisfy almost no one... with Livni sniping from the sidelines. Much of the Israeli public will see him as weak and the international left will ridicule him and paint him as a savage no matter what he does.
And when you consider the long Arab war against the Jews bare in mind that after Protective Edge, the latest Gaza operation, progressives condemned Israel for massacre even as Hamas declared victory and danced in the streets.
I am sorry, but they cannot have it both ways.
What is really disappointing is the stupidity and the malice of the Left, but were it not for that stupidity and malice this blog would not even exist, so perhaps I owe them a debt.