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Sunday, December 03, 2023

Israel at War—Surrender?

In an earlier post in the Israel at War series, I defined an '"Axis of Lies" whose job it is to ensure that the [Hamas] atrocities are "lost" down a memory hole, the truth is obfuscated and distorted, and the public is convinced that Hamas is a group of freedom fighters while Israel is their "oppressor." 

"The Axis of Lies encompasses pro-palestinian/pro-Hamas Muslim activists in the West, leftists who are their useful idiots, and the anti-Israel propaganda media (e.g., NYT, WaPo, LAT, BBC, Reuters, AP, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS) that is the public relations arm of the Palestinians and Hamas."

David Bernstein offers a question about the Axis of Lies on Instapundit:

WHY DON’T PEOPLE WHO EXPRESS GRAVE CONCERN ABOUT PALESTINIAN CASUALTIES CALL ON HAMAS TO RELEASE ITS HOSTAGES AND SURRENDER?: Because they don’t really care about Palestinian well-being. The allegedly “pro-Palestine” movement’s main objective is to destroy the State of Israel, for various reasons–antisemitism, Islamism, pan-Arabism, hatred of the West. The welfare of actual Palestinians is at best a secondary concern. This, among others things, is why you see virtually no voices who claim to be concerned with Palestinian well-being calling on Hamas to surrender. Hamas’s surrender would surely be good for the Palestinians. It would end the war and its attendant destruction, and it would mean that some new group would govern Gaza, and that new government could hardly be worse than the corrupt, Islamist, war-mongering dictatorship of Hamas. But, and here’s the key, Hamas’s surrender would also benefit Israel. And the “movement” is happy to sacrifice both immediate and long-term Palestinian well-being to harm Israel.

I agree, but Bernstein is missing another subtle part of this hypocrisy. A clear majority of the palestinian population, despite The Biggest Lie, support Hamas and want them as their leadership. An even bigger percentage of palestinians are deeply anti-Semitic and would have no problem with the complete destruction of the State of Israel.

The Axis of Evil understands this. Therefore, if the Axis advocates the surrender of Hamas, they believe it would be doing a disservice to the palestinians. 

Surrender is not an option ... but destruction of Hamas is. That's why the Axis of Lies desperately demand cease fire after cease fire—to avoid Hamas' just and appropriate obliteration.