Michael Freund served as Deputy Communications Director in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office under Binyamin Netanyahu during his first term of office. He is the Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (www.shavei.org), a Jerusalem-based organization that searches for and assists the Lost Tribes of Israel and other "hidden Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. In addition, Freund is a correspondent and syndicated columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and authors a popular blog on Middle East affairs, Fundamentally Freund. A native New Yorker, Freund is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia. He has lived in Israel for the past 19 years and remains a loyal New York Mets fan....
Take a look at the picture below - at the smiles on the faces, at the flag waving in the air. This is how Palestinians in Gaza reacted last night to the news that a terrorist had murdered 8 young Israelis at the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Take a good, long look, and accept the cold, hard truth: there is no negotiating with evil. There is no compromise with those who cheer the death of innocent teenagers.
This isn't about a political dispute or an ideological difference. As far as our enemies are concerned, this is a war of extermination, and they are just going to keep on coming over the hill until only one side is left standing.
This is the evil that we face.