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Monday, August 15, 2005

Another denunciation of the retreat from Gaza

By Aussiegirl

Daniel Pipes, in an "Opposing View" to a USA Today editorial, has written this must-read indictment, The Gaza Withdrawal: A Democracy Killing Itself, of the flight from Gaza.

The Israeli government's removal of its own citizens from Gaza ranks as one of the worst errors ever made by a democracy....The harm will be three-fold: within Israel, in relations with the Palestinians, and internationally....Israel's mistakes are not unique for a democracy – French appeasement of Germany in the 1930s or American incrementalism in Vietnam come to mind – but none other jeopardized the very existence of a people.

(Here is the link to the original USA Today editorial, with the provocative title Gaza pullout begins with extremists poised for trouble.)


At 7:16 PM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...

The pullout from Gaza is just plain nuts; this is yet another ``land for peace`` scheme which greatly weakens Israel`s geographic and political position. A poll of Palestinians conducted by CBN showed that as many as 96% believe that they have ``won`` this territory through military action i.e. terrorism. What does this teach the radicals? Gaza today, Jerusalem tomorrow.

The Palestinians will never settle this issue peacably, any more than Al-Quada will settle with America peacably. I would think that Israel, of all places, would know that.

Great post!


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