Rabin Anniversary Finds Israel’s Left Living in Denial


Israelis take part in a mass rally marking the 16th anniversary of the assassination of then-Israeli PM Rabin, in Tel Aviv

Over at Tel Aviv’s Kings of Israel’s Square, it’s time for another Rabin Anniversary. The interminable commemoration and exploitation of Rabin’s death.

The real Rabin was fairly skeptical of the peace process linked to his name and was growing more so as Muslim terrorism increased. But the imaginary Rabin who shows up each Rabinaversary is an imaginary character, an aged John Lennon, who spoke non-stop about peace all the time.

The Rabinavery has become an opportunity for the inbred Tel Aviv left to demonstrate just how stupid it really is.

Rabin’s grandson, Yonatan Ben Artzi, one of the speakers, called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take advantage of the opportunities before him to bring peace, telling him this was his chance.

“My grandfather was murdered over peace, and you owe us all peace. You have a unique opportunity to take advantage of the world situation for peace. It won’t be easy or popular. But it’s your time to close a circle and bring us peace,” Ben Artzi said.

That’s the same bizarre fantasyland rhetoric we’ve been hearing for two decades now.

“Bring us peace.”

Where is the peace supposed to come from? Never mind. Just bring it to “us”. As if Netanyahu has peace in his pocket that he can dole out any time he wants to.

The left has reverted once again to a vocabulary in which peace takes the place of social equality as a magic commodity that can be produced any time that the leadership really wants to.

Nobody is owed peace. Certainly not by their government which is dealing with a state of war declared against it since before its founding. Only a spoiled brat would think and talk that way.

  • Ken Kelso

    Residual Oslo Psychosis The “land for peace” delusion is an extremely persistent delusion of Oslo Psychosis. The western powers tried “land for peace” when Hitler was offered the Sudetenland. History shows the results of that “land for peace” deal. During the entire Cold War, the U.S. did not offer the Soviet Union land such as Florida, New York or Texas in return for peace. Why not? After 9/11, the U.S. did not offer Bin Laden a state such as California or Illinois in return for peace. Why not? Why do Israeli leaders such as Olmert keep buying into the “land for peace” delusion? Our leadership seems to be the only one in the world that actually believes such delusions. Every other country offers one deal…peace for peace.

    • Ken Kelso

      http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/stalinsky200412070826.asp

      Some members of the Palestinian establishment close to Arafat are now stating in public that he never really wanted peace, and instead considered the Oslo Accords a strategy to destroy Israel in phases. It was reported on November 21 that Abd Al-Bari Atwan, editor of the London-based newspaper, Al-Quds Al-Arabi , discussed a meeting he held with Arafat shortly before the latter’s return to Gaza from Tunis. When Atwan criticized the Oslo Accords, Arafat reassured him: “The day will come when you will see thousands of Jews fleeing Palestine. I will not live to see this, but you will definitely see it in your lifetime. The Oslo Accords will help bring this about.”

      The Palestinian ambassador in Iran, Salah Al-Zawawi, explained in an interview on Iranian Al-Alam TV on November 12: “[Arafat] knew that this path is the path of martyrdom and Jihad. He knew that this great cause requires martyrs, not leaders…. He fought the Jihad and we saw him in many battles…if you ask me what will surely be the end of this Zionist entity, I will say to you that this entity will disappear one of these days…It’s a matter of time….

      • TheOrdinaryMan

        Has Yonatan Ben Artzi served in the IDF? If not, he needs to. If “this Zionist entity” does end, it will be because of all the spoiled brats in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. And there’s plenty of them in Israel.

  • Gee

    The only thing that the Rabin murder did was give a lot of votes to the left. If he had not been murdered Likud most likely would have been able to set up a government without any other parties at all for the very first time.

    Rabin was headed to the largest defeat in the history of Israel

  • herb benty

    The Holy Scriptures warn us that in the latter days, they will cry, ” Peace, Peace, where there is no peace”. The arrogant leftists are those criers.