Hey, Let's Give Away The Candy Store

Hey, Let's Give Away The Candy Store

By Arlene Peck

A couple of years ago, I wrote a column called: "Give them the Death they Revere." It made a pretty big splash among the crowd that realizes that we're in a world-wide war and that Israel has nothing to do with the mess we're in. 

Now, I'm truly at a loss as to what to write.  Some of my  publishers  will not print my columns because I have written some unkind words about George Bush.  I also have to  contend with those who resent my harsh reaction to the complete and utter lack of leadership that passes for government in Israel.

Furthermore, I predict that the chronically anti-Semitic, Los Angeles Times will once again come to "love Israel" and the decisions of its self-destructive government.  And as for Olmert's latest plan to  open zoo cages and release tigers and other predators, I confess, I am at a loss for an explanation.  Or, was that prisons and let the terrorists out to kill again?

What is wrong with the  Israelis?  What  have we become?  I know one thing: despite all,  Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. Sharon taught his protege, Olmert, well: The country is your personal candy store.  Want a little love from the media?  Then  pick some settlements to give to your neighbors.  Want to put a big smile on Condi Rice's face... pick out a few zillion dollars of 'charity' to give to the poor deprived Palestinians who can't quite bring themselves to accept the right of the Jewish state to survive.  I am sure the money might come in handy, as their bank deposits have greatly diminished since monetary aid was stopped  because of their support for terrorism. But, wink when millions are smuggled across the border. That will give them the funds needed  to buy more arms and  ammunition.

Oh, and for a finale, how about topping all this off with a big cherry. Let's open the jails and trade about 1400  terrorists who are eagerly awaiting the opportunity  to kill us,  for one Israeli soldier....Corporal  Shalit. But, hey, a good will gesture is a good will gesture. 

Maybe someone ought to show them two movies that I recently saw, "Obsession" and "For the Sake of Allah," in which  terrorists  describe how they plan to do the next "Jihad bombing."

How lovely that during a ceremony at the tomb of David Ben-Gurion, Olmert said, "I hold out my hand in peace to our Palestinian neighbors in the hope that it won't be returned empty."  Maybe Olmert forgot that the Palesinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Actually, he'll be lucky to get a finger back, much less his hand. He sure as hell couldn't do it at the Tomb of Joseph because those same Palestinian neighbors  just about destroyed that holy site during one of their mindless rampages.   

What happens to Israel's leaders once they take power?  They talk tough while campaigning but the minute they put the crown of "Minister" on their heads. the rhetoric is all about appeasement.  Yet, who gives them the power?  Thousands can come out protesting a gay parade. but to salvage what is left of the country, the citizens of Israel have no voice?  Wasn't it just last spring that I heard Olmert declare, in his political campaign, that none of the Palestinian leaders were capable of making a deal with Israel?

What happened?  Did  Bush or Condi exert a little pressure...  or offer some inducements?  Or did Olmert, as the Times stated, "breathe a new purpose into his coalition government which has been divided and increasingly unpopular since the country's summer war. etc. etc..."

Actually, I get it.  The man is simply looking out for his own interests. He has no conscience. Whatever it takes to maintain his popularity and wealth, what the hell. give the country away.  Yet, what is wrong with the people of Israel.  Tired, beaten down, war weary, defeated, angry?  Well, better they should become angry.  It is time to acquire a little perspective for what the future holds for them while they are inching toward the brink.

And, at the risk of being  a tad politically incorrect, it is not 'hate speech' if I suggest that while Olmert and friends are  giving away the country for more 'promises for peace,' the rockets are still raining down on Israeli cities.   
What could or should Olmert be doing ?   It  might be time to drop a few leaflets stating that any future attacks will be met, not with opening the jails, but going into Gaza and taking back 10% of land that was given to them for the last promise of peace.  Then, if another bombing, kidnapping etc. were to happen.then another 10% of Gaza would be removed from their control and permanently annexed to Israel. That's my proposal. 


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Arlene Peck

About the Writer: Arlene Peck is an internationally syndicated columnist and television talk show hostess. She travels extensively worldwide, reporting on political events, social happenings (i.e. Cannes Film Festival, London event for the Variety Club, etc.) and "must see" spots. If there is a place to see and be seen, she'll write about it for her international audience. Arlene's syndicated column is read weekly by millions and her television show ("Wow! It's Arlene Peck!") can be seen throughout Southern California every Monday night. She is soon to be a weekly commentator in the national Jewish channel, Shalom TV. Listed in the 100 most influential Jewish women .http://www.worldjewishnewsagency.com

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