The following is a letter that Ariel Sharon SHOULD be sending to President George Bush but is too pusillanimous to send:
Dear Mister President:
It is with great regret that I must inform you that your "Road Map for Peace
in the Middle East" is a complete non-starter, and is hereby rejected in
its entirety by me, by my government, and by my nation. I would like to explain
to you why.
Your "Road Map" has abandoned any pretense of offering the Palestinians their
own independent state in exchange for their complying with their Oslo obligations,
or as reward for their taking genuine steps towards reduced violence and
tensions and renunciation of war. Indeed, your "Road Map" is itself nothing
but a reward for Palestinian violence. It grants them a prize for NOT doing
anything at all to move in the direction of peace.
Mister President, I would like to explain to you why there will not be any Palestinian state at all.
First let me tell you what are NOT the reasons for our determination that
there will be no Palestinian state nor for our intention to do everything
in our power to prevent its creation, no matter how much that upsets the
world. It is NOT because the lands in which the Palestinian state would be
erected are our ancient heartland and territories promised to us in the Bible.
They are of course all those things, but that is not why we are going to
throw the "Road Map" into the recycling bin.
It is also NOT because the Palestinians have no legitimate claims to a state,
are not a nation at all and are barely a distinct Arab tribe. It is NOT because
the Palestinians have absolutely no legitimate basis to demand the right
of "self-determination". In fact, they have no legitimate claims to having
their own state. They never did, and in any case even if they had, they forfeited
such claims long ago through the atrocities and mass murders they committed.
But that is not our reason.
And it is NOT because the Arab nation already has achieved far more than
its fair share of "self-determination" in the form of the 22 sovereign states
it already has. That of course would also be a legitimate reason to take
Palestinian statehood off the table forever, but that is NOT our reason.
And it is not even because the Palestinian Authority, run by the PLO, is
a Third World corrupt kleptocracy and terrorocracy, although that is also
a very good reason why no Palestinian state should arise, even AFTER the
Palestinian Authority goes through some motions of make-believe cosmetic
"reforms," even if Arafat dies or is replaced.
Mister President, we are determined that no Palestinian state will ever exist
between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea for an entirely different
reason. It is for this different reason that we reject your "Road Map".
It is very simple. Two generations after the Holocaust under no circumstances
will we acquiesce to the creation of a Nazi power smack in the center of
our country. A Palestinian state will be nothing other than a modern twenty-first
century expression of nazism. It will be as devoted to random murder of Jews
as it has been in its present pre-state form. It will be a nazi entity in
every way, from the content of its school curriculum to the behavior of its
leaders and militias. The current person you are so excited about as a potential
"Prime Minister" for the Palestinian state -- the one your "Road Map" seeks
-- is in fact a Nazi and a Holocaust Denier. So are the other leaders of
the PLO and contenders for cabinet posts in the state you envision.
The Palestinian state you demand and just about every other world leader
is demanding will be a Nazi power in everything. Its substance will be Nazi,
its style Nazi, and genocide will be its raison d'etre. It will seek to perpetrate
Nazi-like atrocities against Jews. The governing principle for all of its
actions will be to enflame the region and pull it into a new all-out Arab-Israeli
War. If Israel loses that war, its population will be exterminated in a second
Holocaust. True, the Palestinian Nazi party, which you call the PLO, has
not been able to do any of that to date, but that is because we have not
allowed it to, and in any case before Hitler started the mass annihilations
he was only a genocide-in-the-waiting Nazi, just like the PLO's leaders.
Mister President, Europe perhaps has forgotten the Holocaust and forgiven
its perpetrators in the name of the Jews, and America may have reduced the
Holocaust to a Hollywood cliché. But the Jews have a phenomenally
long memory. We remember the crimes of ancient dictators and hoodlums, and
we recall with gratitude the favors done us by kings from ancient countries
most school textbooks cannot even recall. Mister President, there will be
no Nazi mini-state erected in our heartland. You will have to annihilate
Israel entirely before we let that happen.
It is true that until recently the world consensus in favor of a
Palestinian state even included the Israeli government and its elitist leftist
ruling class. But Jews have a history of episodes of psychotic temporary
mass insanity and national foolishness, beginning with the Golden Calf in
the Bible. History shows that if left alone, they quickly recover, mature,
repent, and abandon such nonsense. The Oslo version of the Golden Calf is
over. The Jews have regained sobriety.
We strongly regret if this has interfered with your plan to buy Arab support
for the coming campaign against Iraq by signaling to them that Israel's very
existence is in question. Frankly we do not understand why the United States
needs to grovel before such primitive Third-World dictators. But we will
do out utmost to make things up to you and assist you in all other ways we
With deepest admiration and respect,
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon,
Eternally-United Israeli Jerusalem
Steven Plaut resides in Haifa, Israel.
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