Liberals are in denial over Israel's election results

Your editorial on the outcome of the Israeli election was laughable, but that is what I expected from a liberal newspaper ("Bibi's costly victory," March 18).

The liberal media were contemplating a defeat for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which would have meant a victory for President Obama. Now they have egg on their face.


The editorial laments that the election campaign "was dominated by the prime minister's brazen demonization of his critics, his insulting treatment of an American president and, yes, his outright racist appeals to supporters in warning that Israeli Arabs were actually voting in their country's elections — something they have a perfect right to do."

Are you kidding me? Where was your editorial writer when President Obama was demonizing the tea party and the Republican Party at every turn? The president has treated Mr. Netanyahu, our greatest ally in the Middle East, with disdain on several occasions.

It is an embarrassment for the leader of the free world to be rude and petulant. The Sun does not mention that the 1.7 million Arabs who live in Israel are much better off politically, socially and economically than any of those in the surrounding Arab states.

The media persuaded Arab Israelis to vote in large numbers for Mr. Netanyahu's rival. So the prime minister had no choice but to rally his supporters. That is politics. There is nothing racist about it. But liberal media like The Sun play the race card whenever it suits them.

Liberals simply do not understand that there will never be a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Hamas' leaders have said a million times that what they want is the destruction of Israel. They are not interested in a two-state solution.

Remember when President Clinton held meetings at Camp David in 2000 between then-Israel Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat? At those meetings Mr. Barak gave Mr. Arafat virtually everything he wanted -- and Mr. Arafat still rejected the proposal.

The fact is the leaders of Palestine and Hamas do not want peace with Israel. But liberals will never understand that, because liberalism is a mental disorder.

Bharat B. Agrawal