March 24, 2008, - 11:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Every day it’s published, the front page of the Wall Street Journal has two columns running down the news headlines of the day. These headlines ran on Saturday, and they illustrate with vigor the folly of Israeli policy.
Israel–with U.S. encouragement, and Olmert’s gushing willingness–is pulling no punches to help Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah group, because they “rival” HAMAS. But while Israel allows Russian tanks to go to its “former” (and, actually, current and eternal) enemy, Fatah, in the Palestinian Authority, Fatah is in reunification talks with HAMAS. Yup, it’s not such a “rivalry.” And while this particular set of reunification talks failed, sooner or later–probably sooner– they will reunite. The only thing they hate more than each other is us–Jews, Christians, Westerners, Israelis.
And when they re-unite, guess who will have those Russian tanks to use against Israel–the tanks that Israel just allowed in to the Palestinian Authority? HAMAS. That’s who. So when a headline says Israel is allowing tank delivery in “a bid to aid Abbas,” aid him for what? He’s clearly trying to get back with his old boyfriend, HAMAS. And like a jilted lover of a diseased paramour, Israel keeps courting him for yet another case of crabs. Or is that, syphilis?
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