Tuesday on CNN Tonight, host Fareed Zakaria argued that the problems between Israel and Palestine are “only going to be solved if Israel decides that it wants to, as a matter of morality, it wants to give rights to Palestinians.”
Asked about the recent “escalation” of Middle East violence — i.e., renewed Palestinian terrorism against the Jewish state — Zakaria responded, “Well, a lot of people in Israel are pointing out it seems pretty suspicious or strange that this should happen right as it has happened now. Because it probably helps Bibi Netanyahu. It creates an atmosphere of crisis. It creates an atmosphere where people tend to move to the right. I mean, if you’re getting rockets hailed down upon you that are being shot by Hamas, you’re going to get more security conscious. And if all that happens, what it does for Benjamin Netanyahu is very personal. If he can stay in the prime minister’s office, he does not have to face the corruption charges that threaten to put him into prison.”
Is Zakaria suggesting that Netanyahu arranged for the Palestinians to launch terror attacks in order to distract from a purported corruption scandal? Then he goes on to claim that the Palestinians are merely “trying to get some kind of attention” by raining over 1000 rockets down on Israeli civilians. No, they’re trying to kill Jews.
Zakaria concluded, “Ultimately, this thing is only going to be solved if Israel decides that it wants to, as a matter of morality, it wants to give rights to Palestinians, that it does not believe that it can be a Jewish democratic state and have these four million people living essentially in conditions where they have no political rights and Israel has control over them.”
Palestinian Arabs have no political rights? How does someone like Zakaria have a career as a political analyst? Oh, right — he’s not an analyst. He’s a propagandist.