More Good Riddance

 Posted by on 13 November 2004 at 9:16 am  Uncategorized
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A Washington Post article on the death of Arafat opens with this revolting celebration of the bloody terrorist:

For virtually his entire adult life, Yasser Arafat had one dream, and he pursued it with such energy and zeal — some would say fanaticism — that he came to personify the dream itself.

The dream was of self-determination and statehood for the Palestinian people, and in the end he did not live to see it.

As Mort Kondrake observed on Special Report with Brit Hume two nights ago: “Gerhard Schroeder said that ‘It was not granted to Yasser Arafat to complete his life’s work.’ To that I say ‘Thank God’ because Yasser Arafat’s life’s work was the destruction of the state of Israel.”

That’s all too true — and the only possible explanation for Arafat’s rejection of multiple opportunities to create a Palestinian state in favor of continued terrorism against innocent Israelis. (A short video on Arafat’s legacy can be found here, thanks to The Volokh Conspiracy.)

In the comments, David Beatty wrote that “It remains to be seen if the Palestinians are really interested in peace or just eliminating Israel.”

In the past few years, I have not seen a single shred of evidence that any substantial minority of Palestinians are genuinely interested in peaceful co-existence with Israel. Instead, the evidence is overwhelming that most Palestinians either actively or passively support the destruction of Israel. Perhaps some Palestinians would be willing to speak out if so-called collaborators weren’t strung up in the streets by Arafat’s thugs. But I’m not exactly hopeful.

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