Supporting Israel on its 70th Anniversary

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 15, 2018

         THE NEW AMERICAN EMBASSY IS OPENING IN JERUSALEM THIS WEEK. IT COINCIDES WITH THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ISRAELI STATE, THE ONLY TRUE DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THAT SHOULD ALWAYS BE KEPT IN MIND WHEN DEALING WITH ISRAEL’S NEIGHBORS.

         AS EXPECTED, CLASHES BETWEEN THE SO-CALLED PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS ARE PART OF THE EVENT, AS ARE SOME OF THE MOST VITRIOLIC ANTI-SEMITIC STATEMENTS BY PALESTINIAN LEADER ABBAS. AFTER READING HIS RECENT SPEECH, HOW COULD ANYONE BELIEVE THAT HE WANTS TO MAKE PEACE WITH ISRAEL?

         ABBAS TOLD THE PALESTINIAN GOVERNING COUNCIL THAT THE JEWS OF EUROPE BROUGHT THE HOLOCAUST ON THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF USERY, BANKING AND THEIR “SOCIAL FUNCTION,” WHATEVER THAT MEANS.

         THERE IS MUCH MORE, INCLUDING HISTORICAL AND BIBLICAL REVISIONISM BUT YOU GET THE POINT? IF ABBAS AND HIS CROWD THINK ISRAEL HAS NO RIGHT TO BE IN THE LAND THEN HOW DOES ANY TWO-STATE SOLUTION WORK? IT DOESN’T. NONE OF THIS MATTERS TO ANTI-ISRAEL EUROPEANS AND OTHER ANTI-SEMITES AROUND THE WORLD.

         THAT IS WHY ISRAEL DESERVES CONTINUED AMERICAN SUPPORT. MOVING THE U.S. EMBASSY TO ISRAEL’S ETERNAL CAPITAL, JERUSALEM, IS THE RIGHT MOVE AND THE RIGHT INDICATION OF OUR SUPPORT. I’M CAL THOMAS.