August 4, 2010, - 2:20 pm
I’ve warned before that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has a history of recoiling from his tough talk and eventually giving in to U.S. pressure, giving the Palestinian terrorists a lot of what they want. Reader Jon Grant calls him “Nothingyahu” because of this. And he has a point.
Israel Dismantles Shave Shomeron Terrorist Highway Checkpoint
To wit, you can thank Nothingyahu for removing the only obstacle to terrorist transports between the Palestinian terrorist hotbeds of Nablus and Jenin in the so-called West Bank. As you may recall Jenin is the site of manufacture of terrorist bombs used in several homicide bombings against innocent Israelis at pizza shops, cafes, bars, and Passover seders in 1999-2002. In 2000 and 2001, Israeli soldiers uncovered several such bomb factories in Jenin and several masterminds of them. But Jenin continues to be the comfy home of several wanted Palestinian terrorist masterminds. And it is the home for planning many Islamic terrorist attacks which go on daily against innocent Israeli civilians and others. Nablus is more of the same. As I’ve noted, it is the site of the University of Nablus, a HAMAS hotbed where exhibits were made mocking the victims of the Jerusalem Sbarro Pizza homicide bombing.
The reason Israel had a security checkpoint at Shave Shomeron on the only road between the two cities was to prevent Islamic terrorists from using the road to transport weapons and fellow terrorists. It was also to protect Israelis living in Jewish areas along the way from terrorist attacks. Now, all of that is gone. And it’s all Nothingyahu’s doing, under pressure from Obama, to “soften” the Israeli stance toward the Palestinians, who viewed the checkpoint as a hassle. I view the checkpoint at the U.S.-Canada border to be a hassle. Maybe Obama can remove that, too, so we can allow terrorists to travel freely between the two places, just as they now can between Nablus and Jenin.
Nablus – The Shave Shomeron checkpoint, which blocked the main road between Nablus and Jenin, was removed on Monday, a spokesperson for the Nablus governorate reported.
The checkpoint, which had been closed for several months, was taken down and cars were able to pass in both directions as of last week, the official said.
I always cite examples like this, whenever people tell me “we should do what Israel does.” On some things, yes, we should, like profiling Muslims and Arabs. But on many things–like giving into to Islamic terrorists–we should run far away from the failed policy of appeasement.
Netanyahu is under tremendous pressure from Obama. But the Congress, not the President, is with whom he should be more concerned. And Congress is pro-Israel.
Giving into pressure and compromising your citizens’ safety and national security is always a losing tactic.
How long ’til an innocent Israeli is killed by one of these animals because the checkpoint is now gone? How long ’til terrorists go back and forth between Nablus and Jenin for their terror operations?
Not long at all. Probably yesterday.
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