Around the world, across the planet one issue seems to unite most--not all, but most--of its inhabitants; most of the world's problems would be solved if the so called Palestinians had their own country. But ah, Caroline Glick, the blunt talking, perceptive editor of the Jerusalem Post explains, the State of Palestine
already exists. This state was officially founded in the summer of 2005, when Israel removed its military forces and civilian population from the Gaza Strip and so established the first wholly independent Palestinian state in history. Israel's destruction of four Israeli communities in Northern Samaria and curtailment of its military operations in the area set the conditions for statehood in that area as well.
For some reason, few seem to have noticed. Perhaps it is because
it is a nightmare.
In the State of Palestine 88 percent of the public feels insecure. Perhaps the other 12 percent are members of the multitude of regular and irregular militias. For in the State of Palestine the ratio of police/militiamen/men-under-arms to civilians is higher than in any other country on earth.
In the State of Palestine, two-year-olds are killed and no one cares. Children are woken up in the middle of the night and murdered in front of their parents. Worshipers in mosques are gunned down by terrorists who attend competing mosques. And no one cares. No international human rights groups publish reports calling for an end to the slaughter. No UN body condemns anyone or sends a fact-finding mission to investigate the murders.
In the State of Palestine, women are stripped naked and forced to march in the streets to humiliate their husbands. Ambulances are stopped on the way to hospitals and wounded are shot in cold blood. Terrorists enter operating rooms in hospitals and unplug patients from life-support machines.
In the State of Palestine, people are kidnapped from their homes in broad daylight and in front of the television cameras. This is the case because the kidnappers themselves are cameramen. Indeed, their commanders often run television stations. And because terror commanders run television stations in the State of Palestine, it should not be surprising that they bomb the competition's television stations.
Of course people do tend to wake up and forget their nightmares so perhaps that is why so much of the world evades the truth of today's Palestine. However today's Palestine is no ephemeral dream; it is a harsh reality that already exists no matter how much the UN and its lackeys, religious do gooders who do bad, liberals and/or the usual panoply of anti Jewish, anti American haters deny or twist what is happening. The state of Palestine is a nightmarish failure because
The Palestinians, who receive more aid per capita than any people on earth, are needy not because they lack funds. They are poor because they prefer poverty, violence and war to prosperity, peace and moderation. So it is that 57 percent of Palestinians support terror attacks against Israel.
The multitude of protesters worldwide who demand an end to the so-called "occupation" and the establishment of Palestine should be made aware of the fact that Palestine already exists. The hordes of political leaders mindlessly squawking about "visions" and "two-state solutions" should know: This is Palestine. Enter at your own risk.
And no amount of chatter, no hand wringing, no amount of blame on Israel or America will change this. Only these Palestinians, and their Arab/Moslem enablers, can. But for now they just like things the way they are. And this sad fact is also a nightmare.