Sunday, January 11, 2015
Huge Paris Rally
More than a million people, including many world leaders marched in Paris. There were condemnations of terror and calls for peace. There was no formula mentioned that would stop terror or bring peace. Both Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Abbas attended. In this instance, Netanyahu attended because he has been fighting jihad all his life. Abbas attended because Netanyahu was there and he could not permit the Jewish leader be seen as more devoted to peace than he is. Abbas attending an anti-terror march is ironic because he has incited terror himself against Israel almost all his public life, except for a handful of public pronouncements against terror aimed to make the world further pressure the Jewish State into suicidal concessions. Marches do not defeat jihad. Concerted and sustained military action might.