The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded recently. The experimental discoveries that earned this year’s Nobel Prize were made about 15 years ago. It took a while for the discoveries to be confirmed, and for the community of physicists to realize the consequences. “Waiting for the dust to settle” in physics takes time.
In the Middle East, it takes even longer for “political dust” to settle. For Secretary Kerry alas, understanding the consequences seems to be beyond his capacity. His lack of comprehension concerning the changes that have transformed the Middle East and linking the current terror wave afflicting all of Israel to “settlements” only further empowers Palestinian Arab terror.
Kerry’s myopic depiction of what is transpiring in Israel fits like a glove with the efforts of the Palestinian Arab and Islamic Movement leadership to spin tales about every single stymied Palestinian Arab terrorist in recent days – whether the terrorist was killed to halt the killed spree or disable in the act.
Self-defense is defined as the inalienable right of an individual or a group to fight back when there is an imminent threat of bodily harm to oneself and likewise to others nearby while the threat is ongoing – especially in the case of an obvious deadly threat. This right is enshrined in law almost universally. It is born of an instinct to preserve and protect life. But in the eyes of Secretary Kerry and all too many Arabs – especially in the Palestinian Authority and among Israeli Arabs whom belong to the Islamic Movement what is an elementary natural premise everywhere does not apply to Jews nor to Israel.
The glaring hypocrisy of Secretary Kerry’s unfounded assertion of linking “settlements” and terror throughout all of Israel confers upon Palestinian Arabs the right to extract vengeance even long after the original pretext- be it true or false.
This is the most infuriating aspect of Secretary Kerry’s thinking in response to the current terror wave and Palestinian Arab homicidal attacks on Israeli civilians including children. This denial for Israelis of the right of self-defense empowers internet brainwashed Palestinian Arabs to continue and stalk Jews innocently going about their daily chores throughout many of Israel’s main cities.
Secretary Kerry clearly isn’t interested in listening to what’s being written and said in the Palestinian Arab media or even on social media. There the message is clear. The drive to kill Jews on the streets or wherever they can be found is rooted in incitement based on Islamic extremism. The current wave of terror isn’t about "settlements", borders, or a desire for a two-state solution.
This is all about Islamic hatred, intolerance, religious bigotry, lack of human civilized decency, inability to be neighborly, instigation of young clueless uneducated people based on LIES (and historical revisionism), and a general culture of death. The barbaric killing spree over the past weeks all stems from a religious and historical Islamic intolerance for Israel and the Jews of Palestine prior to 1948 who have had to put up with this over the past 120 years.
Secretary Kerry incomprehension and inability to hold Palestinian Arab terrorists accountable for their murderous behavior and instead blame their Jewish victims personifies more than anything else the self-imposed preference to live in a fantasy world in which enough pressure on Israel will solve the problems in the Middle East.
The writer, a 25-year veteran of the I.D.F., served as a field mental health officer. Prior to retiring in 2005, served as the Commander of the Central Psychiatric Military Clinic for Reserve Soldiers at Tel-Hashomer. Since retiring from active duty, he provides consultancy services to NGO’s implementing Psycho trauma and Psycho education programs to communities in the North and South of Israel. Today Ron is a strategic advisor at the Office of the Chief Foreign Envoy of Judea and Samaria To contact: email@example.com