Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Self-Loathing in Washington

Usually when we think about prominent, self-loathing, anti-Israel Jews, we think about those on the fringe of society, like professors Noam Chomsky and Norm Finkelstein, who are so far out of the mainstream that they only connect with the most radical elements of leftwing trash. This apparently is no longer the case.

Columnist Richard Cohen of the Washington Post has just written a piece about the current Islam/Israel war that is so virulently anti-Israel he possibly even makes Chomsky seem to be a Zionist in comparison. To put it bluntly: Cohen believes Israel doesn't have the right to exist. Why? Well, here are some excerpts from the article that reveal his demented mindset.

Washington Post -The greatest mistake Israel could make at the moment is to forget that Israel itself is a mistake. It is an honest mistake, a well-intentioned mistake, a mistake for which no one is culpable, but the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism of the sort we are seeing now. Israel fights Hezbollah in the north and Hamas in the south, but its most formidable enemy is history itself.

Whatever happens, Israel must not use its military might to win back what it has already chosen to lose: the buffer zone in southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip itself.

Hard-line critics of Ariel Sharon, the now-comatose Israeli leader who initiated the pullout from Gaza, always said this would happen: Gaza would become a terrorist haven. They said that the moderate Palestinian Authority would not be able to control the militants and that Gaza would be used to fire rockets into Israel and to launch terrorist raids. This is precisely what has happened.

It is also true, as some critics warned, that Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon was seen by its enemies -- and claimed by Hezbollah -- as a defeat for the mighty Jewish state.

All that the critics warned has come true. But worse than what is happening now would be a retaking of those territories. That would put Israel smack back to where it was, subjugating a restless, angry population and having the world look on as it committed the inevitable sins of an occupying power. The smart choice is to pull back to defensible -- but hardly impervious -- borders. That includes getting out of most of the West Bank -- and waiting (and hoping) that history will get distracted and move on to something else. This will take some time, and in the meantime terrorism and rocket attacks will continue.

I think this self-loathing Jew is the most dangerous kind of quisling. I say this because he's a prominent, nationally syndicated Jewish columnist who is calling for the destruction of the Jewish State. This means great influence over impressionable Jews, and cannon fodder for the anti-Semites to bash Israel. This phenomenon of the self-loathing Jew isn't new, but it's probably stronger today than ever before. Evidence of this can be seen from the throngs of liberal "peace activist" Jews which have been all across America protesting against Israel in favor of vermin's rights.

I think Cohen is the embodiment of what is threatening Jewry's existence in both Israel and America. We are a people who are truly at war with secularists who seek to extinguish Judaism and replace it with utopian humanism.

I'm personally disgusted by Cohen's bigoted story. What do you think?



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