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One Bad Idea Deserves Another

I’m back in my hometown of Perth, Australia, and the Israeli government looks no less absurd from this distance.

Despite IDF, Shin Bet’s warning that equipment could reach terror organizations, prime minister agrees to hand over to Palestinians armored vehicles from Russia, 2 million bullets as goodwill gesture to Palestinian President Abbas ahead of Annapolis summit.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has approved the supply of 25 armored vehicles to the Palestinian security organizations in the West Bank, as a goodwill gesture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of the Annapolis peace conference.

The move was approved despite the defense establishment’s strong objection. The Palestinians will also receive from Israel 2 million bullets supplied by Jordan.

Handing over weapons to the PA is never a good idea. It is certainly not a good idea when the Shin Bet warns that it is not a good idea. It is an even worse idea when you don’t even need the Shin Bet to tell you it is not a good idea.

What makes this an even more deplorable idea – if this is possible – is that fact we just announced another goodwill gesture: the release of 441 palestinian prisoners, none of whom have murdered Jews, but many who, no doubt, gave it a damn good try. And we all know how that gesture was met: with the murder of an Israeli man by none other than Mahmoud Abbas’ people.

So it is pretty damn obvious that these armored vehicles and bullets will reach a terror organization, since we are handing them over to the terror organization’s political arm.

And how’s this for a rationale?

“We are asking the Palestinians to fight terror. How are they supposed to do that, with stolen Israeli cars?” a senior official at the Prime Minister’s Office said in response to the criticism over the planned move, which was approved a week ago.

In other words, we know that they are dishonest and criminal enough to steal cars, but we are still going to place our trust in them.

G-d help us.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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