while ago a ‘great idea' was implemented in the
Middle East. I could have told you what the result would be
before the whole fiasco started, and of course many others
could have told you the same (and did). In all honesty, this
is one of those times that I would have rather been wrong.
to world opinion, the Palestinians are sad,
forgotten, downtrodden people. They have bought into the
Palestinian Arab claim that the Israelis have deprived them of
a homeland and stopped them from advancing on the road to
success. ‘Of course', it has nothing to do with their Arab
brethren who live in the surrounding countries with miles of
empty land at their disposal and their great wealth from oil.
great solution was to give the Palestinian Arabs a
piece of Israel - the Gaza - so they can redeem themselves. He
thought it would be in the best interest of the country he
leads to give up land that the Jews have made blossom for more
than 35 years. This was supposed to be a big step in the way
of peace and allow the Palestinians to prosper.
idea was a joke from the start. The Palestinians
get more money per capita from the USA than any other people
in the world. Why would they now want to work to earn money,
when their ‘nomad' status allows them to get handouts?
the Palestinians claimed that without land and business they
were never given a fair chance. So a group of investors -
amongst them Jewish investors - bought the businesses from the
people in Gush Katif so that the Palestinians could have them
and for once be allowed to grow their own produce and be
successful. The Israeli's left the Gaza with most of their
equipment there - the tools to a multi-million-dollar
was a golden opportunity for the Palestinians to
dig into the gold mine that the Israeli's produced. In fact
there was fear among the farmers in Israel that the
Palestinians would continue to grow the vegetables without the
same high standards as the Israelis and they would bring the
Israeli's had nothing to fear. The
Palestinian's went into the newly acquired land and trashed
all the structures and equipment left behind.
popular joke that has recently been floating around
Subject: Palestinian aid to New Orleans
[Gaza City] After relief groups have successfully ended
with the U.S. about assistance for the victims of Hurricane
Palestinian spokesperson for the Red Crescent Society, Farouk
Farouk has confirmed his people's participation in the relief
It was confirmed that at 9:15a.m. this-morning, four
volunteers from Gaza and the West Bank left Amman
Airport, bound for New Orleans to assist with the looting.
this joke is based on the grim truth. Now that the
Palestinians tore apart and ripped to shreds anything of value
that was in the Gaza strip, what does ‘world opinion' have
to say? That the Palestinians need another chance?
land-for-peace-angle was dead-before-arrival. As
history has shown us in the past, appeasement is not the
answer. Land-for-peace doesn't work.
Palestinian terrorists believe the Israelis were
convinced to move out of the Gaza because of all the violence
and more violence will be the solution for a future
Palestinian state. Last week Hamas sent 40 rockets from the
Gaza into Israel - and the barrage continues.
world was wrong about the Middle Eastern situation
and is now notably silent. Sharon is considered a hero at the
United Nations, despite the fact that the Palestinians have
shown that they are not interested in land or commerce. What
the Palestinian Arabs want is the total destruction of Israel.
A mere five years ago Ariel Sharon would have said the same,
but the result of his decision is that the Gaza strip is now
painful that so many of us foresaw this and
predicted it. In the end, we gained nothing from giving up the
Gaza - not businesses for the Palestinians - nor peace for
Israel. It's one of those times that I would have rather been