more Israelis have been murdered in the past month in Israel than those murdered since January 2007 in the territory of the PA. The Jewish army’s work in the territories we still call “Judea and Samaria” is done by non-Jews: Arab police, American instructors, European money. How has Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman put it? Paradise.
For some reason the continued calm on Israel’s eastern border and the order Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s government has imposed in cities the Israel Defense Forces has been good enough to evacuate have been unable to prove that the Palestinian state is not necessarily a synonym for a terrorist entity.
Nine years after the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa intifada and almost five years after Yasser Arafat’s death, a solid Palestinian leadership is waiting for Israel. It’s a leadership that speaks out and acts decisively against violence.