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TBC Staff

Israel haters celebrate Democrat gains [Excerpts]

Arab citizens of Israel and their "Palestinian" cousins expressed pleasure at the blow America’s voters delivered to President George W. Bush November 8, when Democrats became the majority party in the House of Representatives.

Arab Knesset member Ahmed Tibi, a senior advisor to the late terror chieftain, Yasser Arafat, and an avowed enemy of the Jewish state in which he enjoys all the privileges of citizen and lawmaker, made no bones about his feelings.

"Bush's policies are anti-Arab, anti-Islamic and anti-Palestinian and encourage terror around the world and the way the neo-conservatives related to the Arab world was outrageous and humiliating, so I am happy to see [the Republicans] lose the election," Tibi told The Jerusalem Post.

His sentiments are fully shared by his compatriots on the other side of the "Green Line." Earlier this month terrorist leaders voiced their hope that the Democrats would be swept into power.

On November 2, World Net Daily (WND) quoted a senior member of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades as saying that “of course Americans should vote Democrat.”

Jihad Jaara, one of the terrorists who laid siege to Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity said American Muslims would support the Democrats “because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud.”

WND’s Jerusalem bureau chief, Aaron Klein, said that the Palestinian killers he interviewed “rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until America is destroyed.”

They told Klein a Democrat electoral win would prove to them that Americans are “tired” of fighting the war on terror.

The Islamic world, and particularly that part of it that surrounds Israel in the Middle East, is far from tired.

On the contrary, Arab US watchers lapped up the expressions of ecstasy shown by Democrats at Wednesday’s resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Newly elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Hillary Clinton were among the many liberals who hailed Rumsfeld’s departure as opening the way for a “change of course in Iraq.”

For Muslims, such a change in the prosecution of the post-war situation in Iraq promises progress towards self-inflicted defeat for the United States.

(Goodenough, Jerusalem Newswire, 11/9/06)