Israel's Enemies Are America's Enemies
By David Holcberg (March 25, 2004)
Apologists for terrorism often claim there is no connection between terrorism against Israel and terrorism against America, and insist that Israel's enemies are not America's enemies. Their lies were laid bare by this week's statements from Palestinian terrorist group Hamas: "The Zionists didn't carry out their operation without getting the consent of the terrorist American administration and it must take responsibility for this crime." "All the Muslims of the world will be honored to join in on the retaliation."
Hamas--just like Al-Qaeda, the PLO, Islamic Jihad, and all other Arab and Islamic terrorist organizations and regimes in the Middle East--consider both America and Israel as its enemies.
Osama bin Laden explicitly declared a holy war against "the world Christianity, which is allied with Jews and Zionism, led by the United States, Britain and Israel." Last year, for example, the Palestinian Authority broadcasted from the mosques of Gaza the following call: ''Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them--and those who stand by them. They are all in one trench against the Arabs and the Muslims.'' About a year ago Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah exhorted his Palestinians followers "to take suicide bombings worldwide."
It is only a matter of time before Palestinian terrorists will begin to systematically attack Americans--as they have been attacking Israelis.
If America wants to win this war with as few American casualties as possible, it must ignore the apologists for terrorism and turn its attention to what Arab and Muslim terrorists are really saying and doing. Then Americans will clearly see that Israel's enemies are America's enemies too--and that by supporting Israel America would be advancing its own cause.