Monday, January 13, 2014
What Went Wrong: The PLO Pushed Out Moderate Arabs
It's Not about Arabs Hating Jews, But Arabs Hating Arabs
- Jack Engelhard
When it comes to the Arab world we simply do not know what we are doing and because of that everything we do is wrong. [W]hen it comes to the Arab world we are strangers in strange lands and we will always be strangers. There is nothing we can fix unless they fix it themselves.
Some time ago, in Bethlehem, when Arafat and his thugs were on the run, tearing it up in Tunis, the Christian Arab mayor of Bethlehem, Elias Freij, implored me to take a message first to Israel and then back to America:
let Arafat and his PLO remain cast out.
“Please do not give them shelter. They will ruin everything.”
The message was not heeded…and they did ruin everything.