Give Israel the Green Light to Eliminate Arafat
By Yaron Brook (New York Post, September 27, 2002; Financial Times, September 28, 2002)
The United States' choice to go along with the U.N.'s demand that Israel end its siege of Yasir Arafat's compound is a betrayal of Israel and of our own "war on terrorism."
Instead of calling on Israel to back down and let Arafat go, the United States should be calling on Israel to eliminate him.
Arafat is as much a terrorist as bin Laden is, and deserves the same fate. It is extremely hypocritical of President Bush to hunt down terrorists half a world away and at the same time prevent Israel from capturing and prosecuting terrorists like Arafat in its own backyard.
Would President Bush have spared Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants if he had them surrounded by American tanks?
Israel has as much right to self-defense as America does. It is time for the United States to recognize this right and give Israel the green light to fully exercise it.