Would You Invite Abu Mazen to Your Home?
A teacher poses the following question to his sixth graders: "If
we define a dog’s tail as a leg; how many legs would that dog
have?" "Five" responded one of the kids. "Wrong",
said the teacher, "it doesn’t matter how we define dogs’
tail; it always remains a tail, and dogs always have four legs!"
It doesn’t matter how one defines next week’s Palestinian election.
Election held by a totalitarian/terrorist regime is not free!
It doesn’t matter how one defines Abu Mazen. A deputy/confidant
(since the 1950s!) of a terrorist leader – who has been the role
model of international terrorism – is no more of a legitimate
leader than are the deputies/confidants of the Taliban and of
the Ba’th leaders.
Would the US invite to the White House the architect of PA-Hamas
series of understandings?!
Would the US welcome to Washington the engineer of PLO ties with
ruthless E. European regimes and the USSR?!
Would the US host in DC, the home of the most impressive Holocaust
Museum, a Holocaust Denier (thesis of his Ph.D.)?!
Would the US tolerate a co-founder of the most obscene anti-Jewish
and anti-US Hate-Education system in modern history?!
Would the US Kosherize Card #2 of the PLO/PA regime, which has
been the role model of Bin-Laden’s terrorism?!
Would the US appease Arafat’s right hand man, who co-supervised
the March 1973 murder of two US ambassadors in Sudan?!
Would the US placate the person who handled the financing of the
1972 Munich Massacre?!
Would the US accord legitimacy to Arafat’s deputy and top confidant
of the last 50 years?!
Would the US Administration undermine its own moral values and
strategic principles, by inviting Abu Mazen to Washington?!
Would you invite Abu Mazen to your private home?!
Would your Representative/Senator condone Abu Mazen’s invitation
to the US?!
Shabbat Shalom, a Happy New Year, and may it be top heavy on Moral
Clarity and low on moral equivalence.