Yesterday, we noted John Kerry’s idiotic approach to peace between the Israelis and the Arabs who call themselves “Palestinians”. It involved extorting concessions from Israel, while paying off the Arabs. You can probably tell we were dismissive of the initiative (suspecting it smacked of ego).
We didn’t even get to its immorality. But this gentleman does:
Ten years and four months ago, I lost my daughter Tal Kehrmann in a terrorist attack in Haifa, Israel.
I appreciate your efforts and personal commitment to work for a better future in the Middle East, and I hope that you will be able to develop a formula for peace in the region—something that no one has been able to achieve over the past 65 years.
In the past Israel has made many concessions. Thousands of terrorists were freed under the false assumption that releasing convicted murderers will help bring peace. Yet we were wrong time and again. Whenever terrorists were released a new wave of terrorism struck the region and innocent citizens were murdered.
Freeing murderers is immoral! It does not make for a better society. It is simply wrong. Convicted murderers should end their life behind bars, in the same way that murderers in the U.S. end their lives in prison.
Mr. Kerry, as the representative of the American Nation around the globe I would expect you not to encourage such an immoral act against social justice which involves the freeing of terrorists. History has taught us this lesson well.
I hope that my personal letter will provide you with a different point of view.
I am a father who lost his dear seventeen year old daughter in a terrorist attack because Israeli politicians came under pressure to free killers of innocent people. As a father of two kids who live in Israel and yearn for peace, I would like to ensure that my children will be alive when peace eventually comes.
Ron Kehrmann, Tal Kehrmann’s Father.
Ron Kehrmann is Tal’s father. Tal was 17 years old. She was killed in a terror attack together with 16 Israelis on board bus #37, March 5th 2003.
I can’t write about stories like this without getting emotional. Not just because I have a daughter Tal’s age when she was murdered, but because of the naiveté of the writer. He appeals to Kerry as if Kerry were moral, as if Kerry would care what he’s gone through and how he feels.
Tal’s parents found an outline of a camel in her diary after she was murdered. She never got around to finishing it. Coloring in the camel has become kind of an Internet memorial to her.
I find this equally emotional. I love the tribute to her memory and her life, but I find this image about how she died more compelling:
By all means, send your colored camels to John Kerry with an appeal to his honor and decency (good luck with that), but also send him a copy of the schedule for bus #37, with the timetable highlighted to show which one she took.