Palestine on Edge
|Saul Roth||April 25th 2011|
World Jewish Daily
|Murdered Fogel child|
Do Palestinians deserve a State? It's a question worth asking.
Recently, a poll showed that one-third of Palestinians supported the murder of Israeli children to further the Palestinian "cause."
How can Israel be expected to live next to a people who support the murder of children to achieve political ends?
Sadly, part of the answer may come in how The New York Times chose to illustrate its story on the arrest of two teens for the Fogel murders. It might have been reasonable to expect that any illustration would focus on the devastation of the Israelis after a long criminal investigation had come to a close. Instead, the Times chose to focus on the suffering of the family of the alleged murderers, showing them crying next to a car when they heard news of the arrests. The message: Israeli grief is unimportant and Palestinian suffering is paramount.
In other words, the world has already decided that Israel must live beside the Palestinians, despite their heinous crimes and that Israel -- not the Palestinians -- is to be condemned.