Cherson & Molschky: Palestinian Response to Israeli Election Results

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to supporters at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Amir Cohen/Reuters

Israelis have spoken- they want more Bibi. Despite all the efforts of the liberal Israeli media, and regardless of President Obama’s whining about Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and the subsequent Israeli fear of alienating the US, Israelis remain content with their leader.

Shortly before the election, the Israeli Prime Minister said that under his watch, there will be no Palestinian State. Frankly, this is a relief. After all, why should Israel continue to waste time negotiating with a people who refuse to compromise? These are people who have been offered a state ever since the very beginning, but have declined every time- and why? Because they do not want to share the land with Jews; they want to dismantle the Jewish State and “send all the Jews into the sea.”

The Palestinian Authority calls all of Israel “occupied Palestine.” In other words, it is all their land. They even lay claim to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. And both Hamas and Fatah advocate terrorism against Jews…

  • Waffle

    One way to look at the results of this election is a return to normalcy — real and rational thinking. Was’t it Einstein who said insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again hoping to get a different result? For Bibi to state that under his watch there would be no Palestinian state UNLESS THE ARABS ARE WILLING TO COMPROMISE was a brave, courageous and honest declaration. How could one not vote for such a politician — one without a hidden agenda?

    All too often we get sound bites that fit the media-determined narrative without getting the whole picture. For me, the classic partial picture was Shiny Pony’s eulogy at his father’s funeral. He did this all on his own without any help from a fawning media. Dramatically (what else would you expect from a part-time drama teacher?) he intoned, “Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears”. He either forgot or didn’t know in the first place that the rest of this much-cliched line is “. . . I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him”.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Any Arab content to live in peace with his Jewish neighbors has a right to do so. The others, including the PA leadership, should be expelled. Let Obama and the EU squawk. History has shown that Jews who stand up for themselves win respect, while those who roll over and play dead are the prime targets of persecution.

  • Everyone Else

    … hard to distinguish the palestinian response from the n y times op-ed ..