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April 09, 2003

The art of laconicity

From an interview with David Horowitz

Brent:
The Bush administration favors a Palestinian state. It seems unlikely to me that this will ever come to fruition because the Palestinian leadership and various terrorist factions call for the total destruction of Israel. In my opinion, they will never live peacefully side by side with the Israelis.

Mr. Horowitz:
The Palestine Authority is a terrorist organization. The entire PA is a terrorist organization and for 40 years has been dedicated to the destruction of the Israeli state and pushing the Jews into the sea. Everything that they’ve done shows that that’s their agenda and it’s unshakeable. There is already an existing Palestinian state - that’s called Jordan. 70% of the Jordanian population is Palestinian. That should be the Palestinian state. In the practical world I hope that Bush holds to his resolve that Israel should not have to deal with terrorists. And that means the present premier - Arafat - is still in control of the army and the negotiations progress, so nothing has changed.

Brent:
Do you think there will ever be a Palestinian state?

Mr. Horowitz:
I don’t know. I don’t think they want a Palestinian state. There is the Arab Nation; they all talk about the Arab Nation. They don’t have a strong national identity. Who knows what the future will bring? Obviously, the U.S. victory in Iraq is going to change a lot. If the regimes of Syria in particular and Iran were different, the whole Middle East situation would be different. This is really not about Palestinians, it’s about Arabs.

Brent:
And we’re going to be situated right between Syria and Iran, both major sponsors of terrorism.

Mr. Horowitz:
Yes, we’re going to have a really important base in the Middle East. It’s terrific.

Brent:
The AP and Reuters continue to confound and anger us pro-Israel bloggers by their overt displays of solidarity with the various Palestinian terrorist factions. We view these news organizations as biased, anti-Semitic propagandists.

Mr. Horowitz:
The news media has been thoroughly infiltrated and thoroughly dominated by the Left. Until that changes- it’s not just their Israel reportage; look at the way they behave during this war. They try to find everything wrong. I mean this is the most brilliant military campaign ever conducted - ever! And they have coughed and sniped at the American leadership and the American military and the American president from Day One.

This is a problem - for Israelis it’s a major aspect, but it’s a minor aspect of the press. It’s biased all over the place and that’s partly a consequence of the Leftist domination of the universities.

Brent:
Could you tell us why the AP and Reuters refer to terrorists as “militants”?

Mr. Horowitz:
It’s Marxism in the journalism schools. I just had lunch with- this guy is a pretty good guy even though he’s on the Left; he’s not a Marxist. He’s the head of the Journalism School at USC. I asked him if he could name a single conservative on his faculty, he said no. A radical, Orville Schell, runs the Journalism School at UC Berkeley and the head of the search committee is a Marxist, Troy Duster.

Why would you expect the press to be any different when the training institutions for the press are controlled by the hard-left? I should say the anti American Left.

The original interview comes from http://ville.blogfodder.net/