“The Battle over Jerusalem Has Just Begun”

The Palestinian “victory” celebrations that took place after Israel removed metal detectors and surveillance cameras from the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem bode badly for the future of stability and peace in the Middle East.

To the Palestinians and many Arabs and Muslims, the Israeli move is viewed as a sign of weakness. In their eyes, the removal of the security cameras and metal detectors is capitulation, pure and simple.

How do we know this? Easy: look at the Palestinian response. Rather than acknowledging the conciliatory nature of the Israeli government’s decision, aimed at easing tensions and preventing bloodshed and violence, the Palestinians are demanding more.

As far as the Palestinians are concerned, the controversy over the Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount, which came after three terrorists murdered two Israeli police officers at the holy site on July 14, is part of a larger battle with Israel.

We have reached a new level in this discourse: Palestinian Authority (PA) officials are now openly admitting that it is not the metal detectors or security cameras that are at issue.

  • marty_p

    Here’s a typical Palestinian hypocrite – chastises Europe for not boycotting Israel:
    Now he’s in an Israeli hospital awaiting a lung transplant.
    “Erekat began medical treatment in one of Israel’s hospitals in the center of the country, but doctors made it clear to him that he had to undergo a lung transplant in order to survive. Since then, he has been on the waiting list for a lung transplant”.

    • Yup, no shortage of anti-zionist hypocrites.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      He needs a brain transplant.

      • Surele Surele

        I would argue that the Israelis (sometimes, often) need brain transplants; do they think the world will even pay attention? change their mind about the “Zionist entity”? Bah!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Arabs always overplay their hand. There will come a point when Netanyahu comes under so much domestic pressure as a result of PA provocations that he will be forced to act decisively to preserve his political career.

    • Surele Surele

      and it is about time. whatever Israel does or doesn’t do, there is no changing minds. it is so much easier to blame the Joos for everything. God forbid they would blame the Arabs (as we all know, there is no real ‘Palestinian’ nation).

  • The problem is Islamic theology.

    Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 791: “O Muslim! There is a Jew behind me; kill him!”

    Without change of Islamic theology expect more Muslim terror.

  • Alain

    They are right that appeasement is a sign of weakness, like it or not. Arabs understand and respect power, not weakness, which is exactly why only a dictator type with an iron fist is able to keep them under control in their own countries.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Time for exploding drones.

  • It is a battle that the Islamists will not win.

    I have no idea why they try.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      It’s their death wish. They want to go where there are 72 virgin boys with bear traps in their arseholes.

      • None will be more surprised than the Islamist expecting an eternity of perversity.