Let me not mince words. There is no difference between those who carried out the Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket attacks in Paris and those who run the Palestinian Authority. Many Western governments, with the notable exceptions of Canada and Australia, have developed a cognitive dissonance when it comes to the Palestinians and refuse to acknowledge the obvious but make no mistake, those who carried out the Paris massacre and those who sit in the Ramallah Mukataa are cut from the same fascist cloth. Don’t let their finely tailored Italian suits and silk ties fool you. They share the same genocidal goals but differ only in tactics.

What France faces today, Israel has had to confront for 67 years. The difference between the French and the Israelis however, is that the Israelis understand their enemy and have developed a proficiency in dealing with them. The French on the other hand are still learning and that is why their reactions to the terror attacks were so sluggish and haphazard and why Paris was in chaos for a number of days.

The two-state paradigm, one that envisions a dysfunctional, Jew-free Palestinian welfare state in Judea & Samaria sticking like a bone into Israel’s throat is untenable and poses an existential threat to the State of Israel. It also poses a threat to Jordan. Within 10 years or less, such a state would unravel and devolve into another Hamastan and that’s the best case scenario. Iran and ISIS would like nothing better than to gain a foothold in Judea & Samaria and these fascist and totalitarian entities thrive in an environment of chaos. The only thing preventing such a takeover now is the presence of the Israel Defense Forces in Judea & Samaria.

For years the Palestinians, and I’m talking about the “moderate” ones, have been advocating a strategy of conquest in stages. Yasser Arafat made that patently clear barely a year after signing the disastrous Oslo Accords when in an off the record talk in a Johannesburg mosque was recorded as comparing the Accords with the treaty Muhammad signed with the Quraish tribe in 628 in Hijaz. Too weak to overcome the Quraish, Muhammad opted to sign a treaty with them and once achieving military parity discarded the treaty and struck with ruthlessness, liquidating the Quraish.

The Palestinians have never wavered from the Arafat doctrine. Their leaders continue to talk, in Arabic of course, of “the return” to Jaffa, Haifa, Acre and Nazareth – all cities located within the pre-1967 borders – while at the same time spewing forth banalities about the “peace process” to their adoring Western fans. No less sinister is the fact that their U.S. and European funded television programs continually  broadcast songs with ominous undertones that make no distinction between pre and post 1967 Israel thus ensuring the perpetuation of maximalist goals dedicated to the total destruction of the Jewish State. The fact that Western funds are diverted to such nefarious causes doesn’t seem to trouble Obama and other European leaders who are too besotted by “settlements” to be bothered by such trivialities.

On Wednesday, a Palestinian Arab, inspired by incessant Palestinian Authority sanctioned Jew-hatred, went on a knifing rampage in Tel Aviv wounding 10 civilians (3 seriously) before he was subdued by alert cops. The attacker, identified as Hamza Matrouk, told authorities that he was upset over alleged Jewish encroachments on the Temple Mount. For those unfamiliar, the Temple Mount is a place where imams preach Jew-hatred to impressionable acolytes, where ISIS flags are proudly displayed and where Western flags –French, American, Israeli – it doesn’t matter really, are routinely burned. Yet this blood-thirsty terrorist is troubled by the mere presence of the infidel – a Jew no less – on the Temple Mount and this brings us to the crux of the matter.

Irrespective of affiliation, Hamas, Fatah or Islamic Jihad, the Palestinians remain adamantly opposed to any presence of Jews in Muslim land. That is why Abbas remains steadfast in his refusal to ever recognize Israel as a Jewish State and why he repeatedly insists on flooding Israel with millions of so-called “Palestinian refugees.” The Two-State paradigm for him is merely a disingenuous sound bite that lacks substance and is meant only for Western audiences. At least Hamas, whose charter calls for the obliteration of Israel and genocide against Jews worldwide, remains honest about its ultimate goals which incidentally, are not dissimilar from those of the Palestinian Authority. The only difference is presentation and tactics and willful blindness by some in the West will not change this unyielding fact.