I have been a supporter of Israel since I was a little boy.
In the spring of 1968 I remember watching Bobby Kennedy on Face the Nation. My Dad and I sat listening to and watching RFK's straight-forward stand of support for Israel's request of 50 fighter planes from the US. The '67 War was fresh on many people's minds and Kennedy said that at all costs the US must stand with Israel.
There was no equivocation.
For a 12 year old boy, I remember agreeing with my Dad's assessment of RFK's strong comments.
Dad quietly looked at the TV and said to me, "Den, some Arab's gonna kill that brave man." History records Kennedy's death as a result of many forces, but Sirhan Bishara Sirhan's own writings put it this way:
"RFK must die, Robert F. Kennedy must be assassinated before June 5, 1968," and "My determination to eliminate RFK is becoming more (and) more of an unshakable obsession...(He) must be sacrificed for the cause of the poor exploited people." Police Lt. Manny Pena wrote: "Sirhan was a self-appointed assassin. He decided that Bobby Kennedy was no good because he was helping the Jews. And he was going to kill him."
It was not a case of the assasin being a Muslim (he was a Christian), it was a matter of him being an Arab who hated Israel and acting on that hatred.
All because Bobby Kennedy showed incredibly strong support for Israel.
And he was stopped from implementing his beliefs.
Forty-four years later, a new attack is happening against another incredibly strong supporter of Israel, US Congressman Joe Walsh.
This time it's with ballots not bullets.
And the perpetrators? Certain American Jews, according to Caroline B. Glick.
The reason? Rep. Walsh believes that the two-state proposal for Israel should be abandoned and the Palestinian refugees should leave Israel and move to Jordan, so that Israel can become a one state nation.
This is strong stuff in a capital city known for weak people...
Here's what Glick writes in Jewish World Review:
Embracing dangerous delusions and not our friends
A reminder -- and warning -- to those who would rather attack than analyze
JewishWorldReview.com | Two weeks ago, US Congressman Joe Walsh published an oped in the Washington Times in which he called for the US and Israel to abandon the two-state solution. After running through the record of Palestinian duplicity, failed governance, terrorism and bad faith, he called for Israel to apply its sovereignty to Judea and Samaria. In his words, he said Israel should, "adopt the only solution that will bring true peace to the Middle East: a single Israeli state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is the only country in the region dedicated to peace and the only power capable of stable, just and democratic government in the region."
The evidence that the two-state paradigm has failed is overwhelming. The Palestinians' decision to reject statehood at Camp David in 2000 and launch a terror war against Israel made clear that they had not abandoned their refusal from 1947 to accept partition of the land of Israel with the Jews.