By David Holcberg (The Daily Republican, Sept. 16, 2003; Washington Jewish Week, Sept. 25, 2003)
A recent Jerusalem Post editorial calling for killing--not expelling--Arafat is right on target, even if years too late.
Arafat has been a terrorist murderer for decades and deserves exactly the same fate as bin Laden.
While there has been no shortage of excuses to leave Arafat alone, no solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is possible with Arafat alive. Exiling him would be a mockery of justice and would not stop him from inciting further terrorism against Israel.
Killing him would not only advance the prospects for peace in the region but would show to every Palestinian terrorist that Israel means business and that the days of moral cowardice and appeasement towards its enemies are over; it would show that Israel will no longer cave in to "world opinion" or to pressure from American presidents.
It is a shame that the Sharon and the Bush Administrations have still not decided to kill the murderer. As long as they remain oblivious to the need to carry out justice, the blood of innocent Israelis will not stop flowing.