For those who remember the macabre slogan from the Oslo years, 1994-5, “Sacrifices for Peace,” Justice Minister Tzipi Livni’s latest remarks don’t sound very different, following yesterday’s bus bombing attempt, and the escalation in terror attacks against Jews in Judea and Samaria.
“Sacrifices for Peace” was a phrase coined at the time by the Left to describe what they thought of the thousands of Israeli victims of Palestinian terror. and, despite their denial, the terror attacks were guided by the same exact people Israel was negotiating with at the time.
The Israeli officials involved in the Oslo negotiations at the time insisted that Arafat and his crew were not involved in the terror attacks, and for good measure added that the terror attacks Israel suffered were the “price of peace” (another macabre slogan coined at the time) that Israel had to pay in order to reach a lasting agreement with the Palestinians.
It was only years later when irrefutable evidence was exposed, showing the direct connection between the Arabs Israel had been negotiating with and the terrorists they were sending out to kill Jews. Except, perhaps, for Shimon Peres, most of the “peace” supporters could no longer support this lie.
Livni is enthusiastically leading the current negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.
Following yesterday’s attack, at a conference on Quality in Government, Livni said:
“We [Israel] are not negotiating with those trying to hurt us.
Against [the bad Arabs] we need to act decisively. They won’t tell us what to do.
We will continue to negotiate with those that want to reach an agreement with us, and aren’t using violence.
Israel will continue to provide security for its residents.”
Like the French House of Bourbon, Tzipi Livni has learned nothing and forgotten nothing.