“The barrier of fear has been broken,” Yoav Limor, military correspondent for Israel’s Channel 1 television, told viewers. “The army has to prepare for a new reality and figure out what to do.”
Never again? Well, not so much. What can be behind this lack of fear by Islamic Jew-haters? In a word? Obama. The perception in the Muslim world is that Obama is playing for their team. And that is a whole new paradigm.
This weekend Obama is scheduled to con the Jewish people at the annual meeting of AIPAC. If those in the Jewish diaspora in America fall for this liar's campaign rhetoric, we will pay an unimaginable price.
The words "Palestinian" and "Arab" are code for Muslims.
Never AgainRobert Tracinski, TIA DAILY
Never Again The "Arab Spring," as they are now calling it, has so far removed several regimes that were friendly to the US—but not the more oppressive dictatorships who are hostile to us. That's what we get for electing a president who likes to "lead from behind." Now the anti-American dictatorships have fixed on the perfect strategy to save themselves: attempting to divert the Arab uprising into an attack on Israel.
The Palestinians celebrated "Nakba Day"—the anniversary of Israel's existence, which the Arabs call al nakba, "the catastrophe"—by staging a small-scale recreation of the Arab response 63 years ago. In 1948, the Arabs greeted Israel's existence by invading from all sides. This year, Palestinians mounted protest marches aimed at storming Israel's borders from all sides, from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.
Don't be fooled by the fact that this is not an armed invasion, or that the number of protesters storming the borders was relatively small. The aim of these protests was to make it impossible for Israel to secure its borders, allowing the country to be overrun by millions of hostile Palestinians whose declared intent is to murder the Jews. By firing on these protesters, Israel was sending the right message: never again.
But notice the pattern of these protests, which is buried at the end of the New York Times report on the incident. The anti-Israel marches were stopped before they reached the border in Egypt and Jordan—but not in Syria, nor in Lebanon, where the Southern border region is controlled by the Syrian satellite organization Hezbollah.
The fact that protesters made it to the border in Lebanon and Syria raised questions about whether those governments had endorsed the actions.... Hezbollah was believed to have helped coordinate the march....
In Syria, dozens of checkpoints safeguard the border area, which has been relatively peaceful since a truce in 1974. The arrival of hundreds, if not thousands, would require government permission, or at least official acquiescence.
A Syrian dissident, citing accounts from Damascus residents, said pro-government Palestinian groups began busing people to the border on Saturday night.
Syria has spent the past month brutally murdering its own citizens and sending in tanks to occupy its own cities, to the point where even the Obama administration—always the last to respond—is considering officially backing regime change in Syria. These protests are an obvious ploy to divert everyone's attention and buy a reprieve for the Syrian dictatorship.
Like I said, this is what you get when our leaders decide not to lead. The enemy takes the initiative and tries to create terms that are favorable to him.
"Israel: Syria Responsible for Border Incident," Ronen Medzini , Ynetnews, May 16
Israeli embassies worldwide received a memorandum from the Foreign Ministry Sunday evening, detailing Israel's planned PR approach to the violent events on the Syrian border.
The memorandum asked all Israeli officials stationed abroad to emphasize in interviews with the foreign media that since the Syrian military is in control of the northern border crossings, the protesters who rushed the border would not have been able to approach the border—let alone infiltrated the village of Majdal Shams—without the Syrian military's knowledge and consent....
Netanyahu stressed that contrary to statements made by "Nakba Day" protests' organizers, "Their fight isn't about the 1967 borders, but the very undermining of the State of Israel. It is important that we face reality and know who and what we are dealing with."