Where Is the Arab Peter Beinart?

Proof that Israel has no peace partner in the region.

There is a plethora of Israeli and Jewish organizations worldwide committed to fighting hate speech and actions – and it seems they are oblivious to the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a single Arab (or Arab-American) organization devoted to the same.

As the slaughter in Syria continues, there’s no “Syrians for Peace Now” speaking out against the butchers in Damascus. Throughout the country there’s been constant violence, bombings, gunshot and massacres for at least a year – and we have yet to see the Arab equivalent of Peter Beinart emerge calling for peace in Syria.

Egyptian singer Amr El Masry has a new hit single “Baheb Israel,” (I Love Israel), clearly being sarcastic. The video shows bombs, bullets and El Masry sings of Israel: “May it disappear from the universe. God, please have it banished.” “May [Israel] dangle from the noose. May I get to see it burning, Amen. I will pour petrol on it.” Could one imagine if Eyal Golan had a song speaking similarly of an Arab country? Could one imagine the world’s outrage and worldwide headlines it would generate?

While there is no Arab Peace Now or peace-loving organizations emerging amongst the Arab world, the last week has seen:

  • In Tunisia, Muslim clerics inciting the country's youth to go to Syria and fight;
  • In Cairo, hundreds of men assaulting women protesting sexual harassment – where they groped and molested some of the marchers;
  • The wife of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on Friday posting a message that called for the Arabs to soon "liberate Jerusalem" and restore it to its days of glory. "We will have a new Islamic state based on sharia (Islamic law) arbitration, and we will free Palestine and build a state of succession to the prophecy," the message added.

One wonders, if this is how Israel’s neighbors behave, how is it possible to have peace discussions with them? Could one imagine what these monsters would do to infidels like the Jews?

In 1929, Ze’ev Jabotinsky wrote in an essay called “Peace”: “A noisy whining is now being set up by a chorus of 'peace seekers' who aim to achieve (by preaching exclusively to Jews) conciliation with the Arabs. It is difficult to free oneself from a feeling of disgust. On the morrow of a slaughter so mean and so foul – let us confess our sins and ask that they not beat us again.”

Why is it that the Jews are so oblivious to the facts? Peace -- and discussions of any sort -- require a sane partner.

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