How many of us are still reeling after hearing Sharon use the "O" (Occupation) word when referring to those brave Jewish towns and cities in the lands called Judea, Samaria and Gaza? Is the "Bulldozer" now "bulldozing" his own principles?

Arlene Peck

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We've all heard the expression, "Never Again". I think those of us who grew up hearing it, actually believed it. But, lately, I've been getting that ?deja-vu all over again? feeling now that the so-called "Road Map" to peace, that "Master Plan" to exterminate a new generation of Jews, is unfolding right before my eyes.

Only this time, it's the Jewish State that's being "railroaded" to Auschwitz.

How many of us are still reeling after hearing Sharon use the "O" (Occupation) word when referring to those brave Jewish towns and cities in the lands called Judea, Samaria and Gaza? Is the "Bulldozer" now "bulldozing" his own principles?

Worse than that is how the world is sitting on the sidelines while George Bush and his Arab buddies ride around that damn golf cart again, hugging and posing for photo-ops. Is this how it happened sixty years ago when the Americans, the British, the French and all the other "good Christians" shook their heads and sighed a collective, "Tsk-tsk, but, thank G-d it's the Jews, and not us."

I have a difficult time understanding how a civilized world would ever allow a monster like Hitler to not only rise to power, but also to galvanize an entire nation to action.

Tell me.

Is the rise of Arab "Nazism" different?

Let me see if I understand this correctly: After two years of non-stop terror attacks and killing sprees, the perpetrators are going to be rewarded by their very own state. And all they have to do is promise not to do it as much anymore. They really, really want to be good and they won't direct their 'militant' bombings at anyone but the godless Jewish soldiers and 'settlers'.

I believe that, to the Arabs, 'the settlements' means all of Israel.

However, Jordan is the real Arab-"Palestine" and "transfer" isn't the forbidden word it used to be. Lord knows, when it comes to transferring the quarter million Jews out of Judea-Samaria, Gaza and half of Jerusalem, the world never had a problem with it. The Arabs should be the ones to be transferred out of the Jewish homeland where they, the Arabs, are the "occupiers".

Yet, according to their textbooks and leader, Yasser Arafat, the Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza believe "Arab" came from "Judea", and that Jerusalem has nothing to do with Jewish history, and that Jesus was a "Palestinian".

Why don't people 'get it'?

Maybe I'm too basic, but in all these happy, touchy-feely meetings between President Bush and his Arab consortium, has anyone asked the Israelis what they might want? Obviously, nobody has ever told President Bush that for over fifty years Israel has been a sovereign state. I don?t remember Israel being voted as the fifty-first state and Bush as the boss. Does the outside world really know what's best for them? Shouldn't something as important as the Road Map be enough to call a vote by Israel's general population? Democracy?

Yeah, right. No wonder the "Palestinians" accepted this Road Map to Auschwitz unequivocally before the ink was yet dry.

The words "settlements" and "occupation" were the same used before 1967, when Israel liberated today's "occupied" territories. That is, when there were no Jewish settlements or "occupation" by Israel in the territories in question. But that did not prevent Arab attempts to eradicate the Jewish state.

So, why doesn't the Bush Administration and others "get it"? Maybe they do. The same way they "got it" during the last Holocaust. ?Tsk-tsk, thank G-d it's the Jews, and not us!" How many times do we have to say, "Never again"?

Since Ariel Sharon has apparently turned into Ehud Barak, by offering the heart and soul of his country away in his vying to keep the good will of Bush, is it possible to have the man committed? Force him to resign? Can Israel have a re-call? But who is there to lead?

What lunacy to issue 25,000 work permits so more terrorists can blow up more civilians. If that weren't enough, the freeing of a couple hundred killers from prison, removing the IDF from hotbed towns, and unfreezing assets with which they can buy more bombs is unforgivable. Sharon must be removed from office. He cannot be allowed to govern any longer. His entire cabinet has allowed themselves to become emasculated.

This monstrosity of a peace deal that was hatched in Aqaba is going to grow until Shimon Peres, Yossi Beilin and the other leftist 'Osloids' get their leftist wish of destroying the Jewish State. The result will be that Arabs can live anywhere, including within the Jewish State, but Jews cannot live in the new state of "Palestine" . But didn't George Bush say a "democratic Palestinian State"? It's obvious that the Arab plan is to "ethnically cleanse" the land of all Jews. Or perhaps, an Apartheid-like action, whereby Jews are racially denied equal rights.

Muslims can have four wives, ten children with each one. They are populating at an alarming rate, all over the world. They de-Christianize and de-Judaize everything in their wake and, somehow, it's acceptable. I had Father Keith Roderick on my television show not so long ago with author Avi Davis and we discussed how at every chance they are tearing down the churches and building mosques in their places. Synagogues, they just blow up. Can you imagine the riots and the waves of destruction they would leave had the situation been reversed?

In Israel, it works like this. The United States, for whatever reason, puts tremendous pressure on the leaders of Israel to accede to American demands or the US won't support the Jewish State. Yet, what price is Israel paying now for that support? It is the sacrifice of their country. Israel is asked to accept a similar "peace" deal as that which was crammed down their throats ten years ago; one which led nowhere. This is another road map to peace, a.k.a. Trojan Horse, that will bury another 1,300 Israelis.

What would move the Israelis to consider Oslo II?

Hamas gives press conferences at which they continue calling for a March to Jerusalem. And folks, they mean it. The terrorists negotiate and it somehow reminds me of the nice girl that said she wasn't a hooker until she was offered a lot of money for her service. Then, the only point of contention was the price. For Mahmoud Abbas, the only point of contention with the terror organizations is how much or how little of the terror tactics they should continue to achieve the result they want. And, at this point in time, they are still complaining it?s not enough.

Someone should tell our President that if after his 'love-fest' with the Arabs and their peace mission, this road-trap is going to be terrible for America's interest. It makes a mockery out of Bush's pledge to "hunt down the evil-doers" and "destroy them". Instead, he's creating a sovereign safe haven for every terrorist in the world. Then, he wants to put into place the most dangerous 'home base' for every 'evil doer' in the world to come back to and plan their destruction of the rest of the Western world.

It will be nothing more than a terrorist training ground, just as it is today. But then they?ll have a National Charter. The only message Bush is sending is that "Terrorism pays if you do it".

There will be weekly bombings in Starbucks and America's shopping centers weekly, because the Arabs will have gained by use of their terrorism tactic. Once again, we will breed contempt for America's power and our will to use it.

I'm no political maven, but I cannot help but wonder why Israel, with her military might, allows herself to be bogged down playing "Oslo Peace talks". We didn't follow this example after 9/11 in dealing with terrorists. We handled a difficult situation in Afghanistan and Iraq by bombing the hell out of them and gaining control.

I used to think that war would be a terrible thing.

Israel has the means and plenty of reason to use their resources. Do the Israeli Defense Forces have one more Six-Day War left in them? I hope so.
Arlene Peck is an internationally syndicated columnist and television talk show hostess. She can be reached at