Want to understand the nature of the conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians”? Watch “Goodfellas.”In the Middle East today it’s gangsterism and thuggery versus rule of law and individual freedom.
The Jerusalem Post reports on the plight of Arab landowners who dare to sell to Jews:
One day after the Palestinian Authority reaffirmed the death penalty for Palestinians who sell land to Israelis, one of the most prominent Arab land dealers called on the Israeli authorities to help him and other Palestinians whose lives are at risk.
The veteran land dealer, who asked not to be identified by name – although his identity is known to the PA and many Arab residents in Jerusalem – also appealed to settler groups and American Jewish millionaire Irwin Moskowitz for assistance.
The PA’s latest threat should be taken “very seriously,” the land dealer, who belongs to a large clan in the city, told The Jerusalem Post.
The PA “has many agents in east Jerusalem who serve as informants and enforcers,” he said.
But here’s where the Sopranos steps in. Turns out that there actually is a way for Arabs to sell land to do business with Jews. Just give Paulie his tribute:
The land dealer also told the Post that in the past he paid “protection money” to several PA security forces so that they would not harm him.
“But as soon as I stopped paying them, they started issuing death threats against me for selling land and houses to Jews,” he explained.
“When I used to pay them, it was okay to sell land to Jews. When I stopped, suddenly it became illegal and forbidden.”
The decision to impose the death sentence on Palestinians who sell land to Israelis showed that the PA leadership “was not serious about peace,” he said.
Expecting Israel to negotiate in good faith with the Palestinian Authority is akin to thinking that one can broker peace with Tony Montana. It’s like suggesting that the FBI should be extending an olive branch to the mafia instead of punching it with the full force of the federal government. Ignorance is negotiable, malice is not.
This basic lesson in the nature of evil is something the Left has not learned. And as a result the Obama administration continues dragging our nation down a dangerous path.
Can anyone explain to me how this…
… is significantly different than this?