The February 2, 2001 elections in Israel triggered a
tidal wave of Sharon-bashing which has not receded since. The media
harmoniously blended the ill-famed Jewish state and its new Prime
Minister. The Sabra and Shatila litany is resurrected daily, and is
featured foremost and paramount.
An American Jewish magazine evoked Sharon’s “previous
acts of terror during his years in the army”. A leading French daily hoped
“he presently dreams more of peace than of new butcheries”.
To what aim? To defame and delegitimize the Jewish
state is a precondition for producing the indifference and the consent of
public opinion for its destruction.
What really happened at Sabra and Shatila, where
Christian/Lebanese Phalangists massacred Palestinians in cold blood? The
report of the Kahane Commission of Inquiry, the most reliable, historical
collection of findings on the deed – not blurred by ignorance, not
inflated by propoganda and passion – established the truth.
The lies and fabrications by Israel’s enemies should
be refuted without relenting. As an Arab proverb says: “The slanderer’s
mouth is more dangerous than the muzzle of the gun.”