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Thursday, June 12, 2003

"The deadliest blows so far have come from Palestinian terrorists . . . But the gravest political damage is being done by Israel's prime minister, Ariel Sharon."
Today's New York Times editorial uses the T-word, which is somewhat gratifying, but blames Sharon for "needlessly damaging the credibility of Mr. Abbas and of the whole Bush peace plan."

"Nobody expects Israel to tolerate terror against its people. BUT . . . "

I wish I had a nickel for evey time someone has made a statement in support of Israel's right to self defence, followed by a qualifier . . . I'd be a rich woman.

On the other hand, The New York Post blames Hamas! for the damage to Abu Mazen's credibility.

Personally, I don't think he had much credibility to begin with, and certainly he's done ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH, NADA to help the peace process along. He's made no move whatsoever against the incessant incitement to hate Jews on PA television and radio, he's made no move against (his own) Fatah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, etc. etc. There simply is no (and can be no) moderate Palestinian voice, as moderates are murdered in PA-controlled territories. Abu Mazen is simply a terrorist in a new suit.