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Opinion

November 24, 2012

Column: Speaking out in defense of Israel

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The Arab border countries immediately attacked. Israel won. The Arabs attacked again in 1967. I clearly remember the Six Day War, which the Israelis won, picking up now-disputed land in the process. In 2005, they agreed to turn over part of the area to the Palestinians. Terrorist organization Hamas used their new space to launch more rockets at Israel. This month, it stepped up the attacks. The United States and Egypt have just brokered a cease-fire that won’t solve the long-range problem.

So where does history go from here? If Israel falls, terrorism wins; evil wins, as it almost won in World War II.

I wish the United Nations had given the Jews Germany instead of Israel. After we taught the necessary lesson in Afghanistan, and once we made (and make) sure that no country has weapons of mass destruction to use against us and our other allies, it would be nice to be out of there. As young Israelis just faced death and wounds from an invasion of Gaza, young members of the Coalition of the Willing have died and been disabled in the Middle East. Now that the United States is poised to become energy-independent, there will soon be no other reason for us to be there than defense of Israel against barbarians.

As Washington tries to find a rational immigration policy, it should start by inviting Israelis to come here, where their brains, industry and courage will enhance the American dream as long as they don’t join liberal American Jews who vote, incredibly, for Big Government and for gun control.

In the meantime, we joined the rally in Swampscott, praying “Peace to you, I wish the best for you.” We all had the cease-fire to be thankful for, on our American Thanksgiving Day.

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