EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the army on Wednesday to allow into Israel any of the hundreds of Gazans holed up at a fetid crossing who might desperately need medical treatment.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
David Pryce-Jones also discusses Israel's magnanimity, and its reception of displaced Palestinians from this recent civil war. Now that's turning the other cheek. Given the countless attacks on Israel's existence by its Arab enemies, the Palestinians included, as Pat Dollard put it, There Would Have Been No Israel.
Heck, the Soviets even ran from the Israelis.
Yet, the media still can't get the history right. I'm not even a Jew, and it bothers me.
As Operation Entebbe proved, Israel will act to defend its country, and even a relatively small number of its citizens if provoked. And it will win.
Despite this recent act of graciousness on the part of the Israelis, the terrorist elements will not learn this lesson.