Would Bibi Have Met With Hitler in 1938?

David Rubin,

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David Rubin
David Rubin is former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He is founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children"s Fund, and the author of five books, including The Islamic Tsunami and his latest, More Sparks From Zion. For more info, click on these links: www.DavidRubinIsrael.com or www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org...

In 1938, with the Holocaust on the horizon, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met with Nazi Chieftain Adolf Hitler. The results of the well-intentioned Chamberlain’s pusillanimous behavior towards the German bully are known to all, as WWII became unavoidable and six million Jews were slaughtered by the Nazi death machine.

Israel has suffered through hourly violence and intimidation in the latest wave of vicious terror attacks spearheaded/encouraged by Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, led by its Fatah terrorist component, in not so subtle cooperation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Abbas doesn’t have the bombastic charisma of a Hitler, and while his flamboyant predecessor Yasser Arafat could rightly be called the father of modern terrorism, Abbas shuns his mentor’s military uniform and unconcealed weapon. Through his carefully crafted image of moderation, Abbas has managed to hoodwink most of the world with his often calm demeanor and talk of peace, while simultaneously leading a vicious terror war against Israel and using anti-Semitic imagery that would have made Hitler proud.

After more than two weeks of insisting that his coalition members remain silent and trust him to lead the nation through this crisis, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu, finally addressed the nation and the world about the violence afflicting his country. What did he have to say?

First of all, he was quite critical of Abbas, whom he still strangely refers to affectionately by his nickname, Abu Mazen. He blasted him for his recent lies about the imagined death of a teenaged terrorist, who after carrying out a vicious stabbing attack, is rapidly recovering from his mild injury under the care of the best doctors in Israel. Meanwhile, his thirteen year old Jewish victim remains in serious condition, fighting for his life.

Netanyahu went on to condemn Abbas’s continuing campaign of incitement, which has resulted in the death and wounding of so many Israelis in recent days. This has been obvious to all, and few Jewish Israelis would defend Abbas from such legitimate criticism.  Interestingly, Netanyahu didn’t say a thing about Abbas’s long-time role, nor that of his Palestinian Authority, as the leading financier of the terrorists and their families, nor did he mention any significant response by Israel other than strengthened defensive measures. However, Bibi did accuse Abbas of denying the Holocaust and insisting on a “Judenrein” Palestine while “shamelessly” accusing Israel of genocide and ethnic cleansing.

Yet in the same breath, some words uttered by the PM were in the spirit of the embarrassingly obsequious Neville Chamberlain. Speaking to the world media, Netanyahu declared, “I’m willing to meet with Abbas to restore calm”. Is he serious? After two weeks of hell for the average Israeli citizen, in which Jews are afraid to walk the streets of Israel’s cities, Bibi is willing to meet with this Muslim Nazi so that the Obama/Kerry team in Washington won’t vote to condemn Israel in UN resolutions? Does he really think that meeting Abbas will help Israel’s deterrence?

As with the infamous Chamberlain-Hitler meeting, a Netanyahu-Abbas rendezvous would show pathetic weakness in the face of terror. Is that the enduring legacy that Bibi wants?