The Inmates Have Taken Over the Asylum

Truly, I think the leaders of Israel have lost it.

Arlene Peck

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Truly, I think the leaders of Israel have lost it.

First, letting loose terrorists to murder again. When I heard that, I could only shake my head in disbelief. The line has been crossed and Pandora's Box opened. Now, it's going to be open season on Israelis, tourists, or anybody these barbaric people can grab off the street. Their thinking is truly amazing. Hezbollah, which is one of the world's most dangerous terrorists groups, and whose only goal is the complete and utter destruction of Israel, are the ones that Ariel Sharon picks to work with in that moronic trade? Crazy. They are bad people and deserve to be caged.

The families of those who were murdered are still in mourning, yet Israel opens the jailhouse doors? Am I the only one who sees the insanity in this?

What happens to the leaders of Israel once they get elected? And I don't just mean Ariel Sharon. He has been possibly the biggest disappointment, but pretty much the same goes for Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. These have all given carte blanche to the wishes of everyone but their constituents. Who would have believed that these men, either because of weakness or corruption, would have sold the citizens of Israel down the Road to Hell?

As if that wasn't enough for the "week that was", another nail in the coffin of the Jewish state was hammered in. Sharon and company introduced their plans for the ethnic cleansing and removal of the Jews from their homeland.

Ironic, isn't it? I wrote columns and columns about cutting the cancer out of the country. Every time I wrote one of my politically incorrect articles and dared mention the transfer of Arabs out of Israel, I couldn't find a publisher that was willing to publish me. After all, such thoughts weren't "the Jewish way" and my thoughts were put down as immoral. Yet, when it's reversed and the plan is to "transfer" the Jews out of their land, that's okay.

What is wrong with a world that chooses to forget that close to a million Jews were expelled from the Arab countries? The plight of the Arab refuges? What about the plight of the Jewish refuges? Jewish refuges were not left to fester on the doorsteps of the Arab world. They were brought home to Israel.

The same foolish Israeli leaders who are in power today let that moment of transfer pass, and told the Arabs in Israel to stay and live together in peace. Had they not made that mistake then, both nations could have avoided the deplorable conditions and expensive refugee problem their Arab brothers have perpetuated for over fifty years.

Has anyone in Israel - or more importantly, the world body, which somehow feels that it has the right to dictate the future of Israel - ever looked at a map? We, in the United State, have shopping centers bigger than this great, new Arab region of Gaza. Worse, smack dab in the middle of the Jewish State, in Judea and Samaria, is the land designated by the "world" for the Arabs. Enough!

Every time Prime Minister Sharon opens his mouth and repeats his mantra of how "inevitable" a Palestinian state is, I cringe. I know that George W. is in an election year. And I'll wager that Sharon has promised to be a 'good boy' and follow orders to make Bush's re-election go off without a hitch. But logically, now would be the best time to use leverage and not cave in to the U.S. State Department or the re-election campaign.

It just seems to me that the issues facing Israel, such as these incredible prisoner "exchanges", removing the Jews from their homes, and even the very idea of a transfer of the Arabs back into their historic lands, needs to be put on a ballot for the country to decide. Good L-rd, the very future of the Jewish people is at stake!

If it were not for the stupidity of Yasser Arafat, when he turned down the give-away that then-Prime Minister Barak offered, Israel would have been in Arab hands now. How can one man, or one small group, have the right to make a decision which concerns us all?

Rather than face the fact that Israel is involved in a war, and act accordingly, its leaders repeat the mantra, "Palestinian state", over and over. Am I the only one who sees that the mind-sets of the two cultures are so opposed that there is no chance for the elusive peace that everyone, except the Arabs, wants? What does it take to understand that most of the Islamic culture is violent and treacherous? Let there be no doubt, as long as the enemies of Israel are living within the land of Israel, they will continue to pick off the citizens, five or ten at a time, on a daily basis.

Israel has the means to win the war. Why have their leaders lost the ability to lead, or behave as if they have lost the will to win? Appeasement isn't the answer. What has recently been done by opening the jailhouse doors will, I'm afraid, come back to haunt them.

My attitude with men and real estate has always been timing and location. In the case of Israel, why choose this moment to reward Hamas and Islamic Jihad by the obvious capitulation in Gaza? Oh, and let's not forget Hezbollah, who, through their press conferences, are now gloating. Hey, you know it has to be bad when even Yossi Beilin, who has been almost as destructive as Peres in his creative 'peace treaties', is on record as saying that Sharon is rewarding Hamas!

Those who attack Israel are people who have trained their babies from birth to kill the Jewish "enemy", and to strive for death as the only chance they'll have for 'honor' and happiness.

If Prime Minister Sharon continues to repeat to the world how he must take steps that are painful, then maybe he might consider resigning. That should be painful, but only to him.