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March 10, 2003

The True Meaning of Resistance

Peace de Resistence By Steven Plaut in Arutz 7

This guy doesn't pull any punches. I'd be interested in reading your views as to whether he is just venting or whether he is realistic.

One of the clearest signs of the growing Nazification of so much of the world´s media is the increasing trend to label Palestinians atrocities, such as the exploding of the bus full of children in Haifa last week, as "Palestinian resistance". The PLO and its amen choruses routinely explain away such mass murders of Jewish children and other civilians as "Palestinian resistance", but so do the BBC and many other establishment media outfits.

Of course, describing Palestinian behavior as "resistance" makes precisely as much sense as describing as "resistance" the campaign of the Wehrmacht and Gestapo in the 1940s against the various anti-German partisan forces. In other words, it is yet another Orwellian inversion. The Palestinians are not the forces that resist evil, but rather they are the savages. The Jews are those who are resisting savagery. Resistance against fascism and barbarism is what Israel does when it assassinates terrorists and blows up their homes.

The trendy use of the term "resistance" for Palestinian violence is a rather naked attempt by anti-Semites to justify those atrocities, exactly as would be an attempt to label 1944 German anti-partisan activity as "resistance". It is really entirely consistent with the long insistence by the press on referring to Palestinian mass murderers as "activists" and "militants", as if they are marchers in a gay pride parade or Save-the-Whales march, rather than terrorists and Nazis. Even the Israeli press, under the near-totalitarian hegemony of the Far Left, has followed suit and lately labels such creatures "activists".

Orwell once said that the first duty of all honest men is to reiterate the obvious. The obvious is that the resistance to evil is what Israel does when it sends in the military and kills terrorists.

The Middle East really does desperately need more "resistance", but it is not exactly the sort that the Bash-Israel guttersnipes mean.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the wholesale killing of thousands of Palestinian terrorists and the members of their support networks. Starting with Yasser Arafat. That would be true resistance.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the immediate re-occupation of all of the West Bank and Gaza by Israel and the implementation of de-Nazification. Also needed is the conquest of Iraq by the United States and the expansion of that campaign against terrorism to a de-Nazification invasion of Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the mass jailing, killing, or deportation of the entire membership of all PLO groups and all other Palestinian terrorist groups in the West Bank and Gaza.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the massive retaliation with everything Israel possesses against Iraq for so much as a stray rocket landing in a Negev sand dune.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the jailing of Ahmed Tibi and Azmi Bashara and all other Israeli Arab traitors openly supporting terrorism and mass murder of Jews, and the banning and criminalization of all Israeli Arab seditious organizations and parties.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the stripping of all open supporters of terror - from some Israeli Arab politicians to certain Israeli Jewish professors - of their Israeli citizenship.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the immediate adoption by Israel of capital punishment for terrorists and its liberal and rapid application.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the building of hundreds of new Jewish settlements outside the "Green Line", to take Palestinian sovereignty off the table once and for all.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the seizure of all assets by all groups and persons associated with the PLO, including the "billionaire" Matzri whose name was recently being dangled about as a possible prime minister for the PLO´s Reichlet.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the obliteration of Hizbollah villages and towns in Lebanon.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the complete abandonment of the ideology holding that Israel just has no choice in dealing with Palestinian barbarism other than "negotiations" and capitulation.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the acknowledgment of the fact that there is no non-military solution to the problems of terrorism.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is the adoption of an open policy by Israel that Arabs throwing rocks at Jews will be shot.

The resistance that is now urgently needed is announcement that hordes attacking Israeli troops will be dealt with using live ammunition, not by playing games with them using rubber bullets.

And the final piece de resistence, or perhaps it should be called the Peace de Resistence, the most important act of Jewish resistance must be the immediate indictment and imprisonment of Shimon Peres, Yossi Beilin, and the rest of the Oslo junta - the people who imposed the Oslo bloodbath upon Israel, who imported the legions of terrorists into Israeli lands, armed them, financed them, legitimized them, and invited them to resume the mass murder of Jews. Holding these people accountable for their crimes is the most important act of resistance Israel must undertake.