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Op-Ed: Israel’s Kidnap Crisis: Shut Up and Scream

You can mess with the Jews again and again until something snaps.
Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:24 AM



So they’ve been dancing and handing out candy in the Palestinian Arab territories in celebration of the three Taken Israelis. Good to know.
 
It’s always good to know your friends from your enemies and it appears that the IDF has been taking names of these brothers for terror.  
 
So already the sweets may start tasting bitter.
 
Israel – an entire nation holds its breath and remains on stand-by for any word about the three kidnapped Israeli teens: Naftali Frankel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19. On this, on the pain, on the tears, on the prayers for their safe return Israel stands together undivided.
 
Something else. This time Israel is positively outraged. We do not witness this too often from a people that have been conditioned to retreat and concede.
 
They’ll do anything for the sake of peace, even if it means swallowing false promises from false politicians – but this, trifling with their sons in broad daylight?
 
This is too much.
 
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This would not be a good time for Shimon Peres to revisit the Vatican arms linked with Mahmoud Abbas as a fellow partner in peace. Even then it was lunacy.
ake it from someone who knows. You can mess with the Jews over and over again until something snaps.
 
You do not want to be there when the Israelis get really ticked off. I saw them in action.
 
So this may not be a good time to rub it in while the Israelis are hurting, screaming silently, and so totally fed up.
 
This is not the time to ask Israel to tear down that wall. It was relaxed curfews, checkpoints and roadblocks that contributed to the abduction.
 
This is not the time to bring up the topic about any Palestinian Arab “right of return.” Shut up about this if you know what’s good for you.
 
This is not the time to say a word about releasing another thousand Arab terrorists from Israeli jails as a “goodwill gesture.” Are you kidding?
 
This is not the time for Amos Oz to complain about “price tag” kids slashing tires, and calling them Nazis. Even the Left can’t be so ridiculous. (I may take that back.)
 
This would not be a good time for Shimon Peres to revisit the Vatican arms linked with Mahmoud Abbas as a fellow partner in peace. Even then it was lunacy.

This is not the time to show pictures of Israeli prime ministers serenading Arafat on the White House Lawn…and to speak of Oslo as a good thing.
 
This is not the time for Tzipi Livni to be cozying up to PA leaders on the sly.
 
This is not the time for John Kerry to pay his 20th visit and demand that Israel return to pre-1967 borders. Are you nuts?
 
This is not the time for Obama to declare that Islam is the most peace loving religion on earth. Ji
This is not the time for Obama to declare that Islam is the most peace loving religion on earth. Jihadists slaughtered 40Christians in Kenya
hadists slaughtered 40 Christians in Kenya, and it’s only 2 o’clock.
 
This is not the time for Daniel Barenboim to bring Wagner to Jerusalem or Ramallah.
 
This is not the time for BDS to spell out their grievances against the Jewish People and otherwise prove their cause to be entirely fraudulent, which it is.
 
This is not the time for Reporter Jodi Rudoren and The New York Times to allege “Israel’s rescue attempts destabilize relations with the Palestinians.” Unless the Times has finally gone over the cliff into total anti-Semitic insanity. Without a doubt that is the case.
 
Palestinian Arabs control and occupy virtually all of America’s campuses. This is not the time for them to continue their harassment of Jewish students.
 
We know how it works when you get your hands on our kids…and like all of Amalek, we shall remember. We shall not forget.
 
Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the int’l bestseller Indecent Proposal that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. New from the novelist, the anti-BDS thriller Compulsive. Website: www.jackengelhard.com