by Paul Eidelberg
A new theory has surfaced to explain why Israel’s ruling elites have relentlessly pursued the policy of land for peace with the Palestinian Authority despite the PA’s incessant, murderous attacks on Jewish women, men, and children. The new theory is called the “Battered Person Syndrome” (BPS).
BPS refers to any person who, because of constant and severe domestic violence usually involving physical abuse by a partner, becomes depressed and unable to take any independent action that would allow him or her to escape the abuse. The condition explains why abused people often do not fight their abuser, or change the abusive situation.
BPS sufferers also have low self-esteem, and often believe that the abuse is their own fault. Such persons usually refuse to press criminal charges against their abuser. Often sufferers will even seek out their very abuser for comfort shortly after an incident of abuse…
No one suffers from the Battered Person Syndrome more than Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Even though Fatah security officers planned to assassinate him, Olmert insisted on attending the Annapolis Conference with Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Suffering from BPS, Israeli prime ministers, instead of eliminating Israel’s Palestinian tormenters, are ever seeking among them “a negotiating partner.” It makes no difference that Mahmoud Abbas praises suicide bombers as “holy martyrs.” For Olmert Abbas is a “moderate” (and one can hardly expect American politicians and diplomats to say otherwise)…
Strange as it may seem, senior Israeli officers have been brain-fed or indoctrinated with the Battered Person Syndrome at Israel’s Command and Staff College. There they learn that “self-restraint is a form of strength.” Sharon emphasized this very doctrine to justify his failure to retaliate against many terrorist attacks…
Never mind the anti-Jewish proclivities of left-wingers: they are troubled by feelings of guilt. As for right-wingers, a sentimental morality would prevent them from taking vengeance against Israel’s genocidal enemies…
It thus appears that Battered Person Syndrome in Israel goes very well with the multiculturalism of Israel’s ruling elites. These elites, insofar as suffer from BPS, will do anything to maintain their political supremacy, for only by implementing the policy of land for peace can they redeem themselves and all Israel from guilt.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
None of the peace-loving activists moved to live into Sderot to study and experience first hand the effect of Quassam rockets and Arab terror in general on Jews in Israel. However, so many of them have proudly proclaimed that they have visited Palestinian ‘refugee camps’! I wonder why?
PA rejected recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and issued a new demand, saying the PA would refuse to sign an agreement with Israel unless Israel made a written commitment to release all terrorist prisoners. – Does it make any sense? Only to Olmert’s self-hating mob!
Time to Leave the Office. More than 100 police investigators raided government buildings and private offices on Sunday, searching for evidence in a series of criminal investigations of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. In one case, Olmert is suspected of buying a luxurious Jerusalem home at a substantial discount from a developer. (A decent person would have done it a long time ago!)
The Same Unfulfilled Demands. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert intends to demand that the Palestinian Authority accept Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state in upcoming negotiations. This will be Israel's precondition for any further negotiations with the PA. (Arabs are openly rejecting this idea. How many times can Israel’s self-hating politicians betray the country for the same empty promises? Wasn’t recognition of Israel a condition of the Oslo Agreement?)
Rice: Golan an Issue at Annapolis. American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told her Russian counterpart in a recent meeting that she would bring up the status of the Golan Heights (Jewish land) at the Annapolis. However, she has since stated that the issue is not on the table. (What right does she have to make such statement on behalf of Israel? In her next statements Israel’s FM must say that the US is willing negotiate the return of all occupied land to Mexico. I wonder, what will the US reaction be?)
Nothing has Changed. 1. PA Foreign Minister Riad Maliki's remarks on an Arabic radio station in the United States Friday, denying media reports that the PA had agreed to break up the terrorist infrastructure, as required by the Roadmap Plan and by the agreement at Sharm el-Sheikh. 2. PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, speaking at memorial services for Yasser Arafat Sunday, insisted that all of eastern Jerusalem belongs to the PA and that several million foreign Arabs have the right to immigrate to Israel. (Why continue the same stupidity of pretend negotiations that will lead only to the demise of Israel?)
Quote of the Week:
"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country [and people] from its [corrupt feudal] government." - Thomas Paine.
No UN Condemnation. Number of Iraqis slaughtered since the U.S. invaded Iraq is 1,099,372 and rising (over 4 million are displaced or refuges). Number of U.S. military personnel sacrificed (officially acknowledged) In America's war in Iraq 3,857 and rising. Cost of the war in Iraq close to 750 billions and rising.
No to Marrying Israelis. Egyptian Islamic cleric Sheikh Farkhat Sayeed al-Mangie has ruled that Egyptian men are forbidden to marry Israeli women, who are deemed as being outside of the control of Islam. An Egyptian legislator has introduced a bill to make the policy law. (Thank you for the ruling! It would be nice if he rules that it is forbidden for Muslims to live in Israel also!)
Palestinians Seek Israeli Citizenship. About 3,000 Arab residents of Jerusalem have applied for Israeli citizenship recently, after Ehud Olmert has suggested he would consider allowing some Palestinian neighborhoods to become part of a Palestinian state. (Arabs hate Jews, but like benefit from Israel’s lifestyle. And they know what PA rule means!)
Long-term Gaza Invasion. Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Labor) said that the Israel Defense Forces are approaching a major incursion into the Gaza Strip. "We are getting closer to a large-scale operation in Gaza and we're likely to say there for a long time." (Not another “long-term presence”! It does not work in war against terror. A swift clean up of the enemy population is needed in Gaza to end the terror of Qassam rocket attacks.)
Iran: We Have 3,000 Active Centrifuges. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad bragged that his country's nuclear program is "irreversible,": "Today, we've reached (fully active) 3,000 centrifuges," Some Western experts say that 3,000 centrifuges operating at optimum conditions for a year could produce enough uranium for an atom bomb. (Must Israel always clean up the world’s mess, as in Iraq in 1981? Where are those international Israel-bashing clowns when there is a need to make a tough decision regarding the future security of the world?)
'Partner' for One-Sided Concessions. Members of the Likud party criticized Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for saying that the Palestinian Authority is a partner for peace. "The Olmert- [Defense Minister Ehud] Barak government is the last one to still not understand that the PA is only a partner for receiving one-sided concessions." While terrorist groups in Gaza continue to fire rockets and mortar shells at Israeli towns, the Likud MKs said, "Olmert continues to create a false reality."
"But my 'downfall' began when I started learning Hebrew. I was soon able to read the Bible in Hebrew, and then I began realizing that virtually every prophesy that the New Testament quotes as being a messianic prophecy was mistranslated, misattributed, chopped up, or sometimes even invented out of thin air! But if you don’t understand Hebrew, there's no way you can see these things." (It would be more beneficial and effective if he as good a Christian spread the message from within!)
Suing for Destroying Jewish Temple Artifacts.
In an unprecedented legal move, Israeli citizens filed a criminal lawsuit against the Muslim custodians of Judaism's holiest site, the Temple Mount, alleging the Muslim trust destroyed Jewish antiquities, including a possible wall from the Second Jewish Temple.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government this summer allowed the Mount's Waqf Islamic custodians to use bulldozers and other heavy equipment to dig a massive trench on the Temple Mount. Allowing the use of bulldozers at any sensitive archaeological site is extremely unusual, particularly at the Temple Mount, which experts say contains sealed layers of artifacts as shallow as two to three feet below the surface. (Olmert should be included in the lawsuit and forced to pay with all the money he corruptly accumulated!)