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Those humanitarian calls were misdialed. The 500 tons of cement diverted to the terror tunnels represent many homes that civilians won’t be returning to.
Hamas understands that it can harm its own people while exporting terror to Israel – all without pushback from Western naifs.
Abbas, apparently, understands the same. No world leader holds him accountable for his part in the breakdown of negotiations – but Bibi Netanyahu received thinly veiled warnings from politicians, “pro-peace” churches, NGOs and pundits of dire economic consequences and international isolation.
There is still a way out of the Holy Land morass.
It involves incentivizing Palestinian Arab leaders and their constituents to choose peace and compromise over conflict, through economic cooperation and growth. That’s precisely the kind of activity that got actress Scarlett Johansson axed by Oxfam for daring to support Sodastream’s West Bank operation that treats and compensates Jews and Arabs equally.
As long as civil society and church groups continually send the wrong message to the Palestinian Arabs, they will have to take responsibility for deep-sixing the work of John Kerry and all the other real peace-seekers.
Originally appeared at Fox News.
About the Author: Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein is director of interfaith affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the associate dean of the Center.
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Obama went to begin the Arab Spring in Egypt which is still his target; Israel is just the lever.
Qatar’s wealth and Turkey’s size should not preclude us from telling it as it is: Qatar and Turkey are among the worst villains in the Gaza tragedy.
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his Tisha B’Av, and this Tu B’Av, remember: Hashem will protect us if we unite and rally around Him
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