As the victims were being buried - in the same cemetery where young victims of a school bus ambush had been laid to rest three years earlier - thousands converged upon the northern Galilee town to mourn, grieve, and express their outrage.
A comparable legal case could just as easily have been made on behalf of Israel. Still reeling from an organized chorus of barbarous calls for individual and collective Jewish annihilation, Israel itself must now continuously remind the world of its own incontestable and established rights to self-defense.
The media's anti-Bush, anti-Iraq war drumbeat shows no sign of letting up, certainly not with a presidential election just six months away. Here are some recent gems from our overpaid, overrated and allegedly objective newshounds as rounded up by the invaluable Media Research Center (www.mrc.org):
"Mr. President, I am calling you on your cell phone because my heart goes out to you. I would call you on your regular line but I understand that your phone is tapped. I know that sitting there in Ramallah for so many months without the ability to move more than a few feet at a time must be extremely frustrating and nerve wracking.
Targeted Killing Of Terrorist Leaders: Israel’s Rights Of Assassination According To International Law
Now that Israel has eliminated Hamas terrorist masterminds Sheik Ahmed Yassin and pediatrician child killer Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, Prime Minister Sharon may soon strike at certain other lead murderers who relentlessly plot suicide-bombings against Israelis.
Earlier this month, a previously unknown Arab/Islamic terror group claimed the murder and mutilation of four American civilian contractors in western Iraq as "retaliation" for Israel's assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.
Jews Force the Sacramento Turnverein to Cancel! That was the distress signal posted this week on the website of the International Revisionist Conference (IRC), a gathering that had been scheduled for the weekend of April 23-25 in Sacramento; was to be dedicated to the notorious Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel (described on the IRC website as a "prisoner of conscience" jailed by Canadian authorities "at the behest of the powerful and vindictive Holocaust Lobby" merely for "expressing his views on the second World War"); and promised to feature presentations by many of the world's foremost Holocaust deniers - Horst Mahler, Mark Weber, Bradley Smith - along with, shockingly, the Israel-based author and conspiracy theorist Barry Chamish. (More on Chamish later.)