The Serbian people have been reduced to only 10% of their original population in Kosovo. Ethnic cleansing against the Serbs began long before the Western press ran their lurid stories of Serbian ethnic cleansing against the Bosnian Muslims. Predictably, the mainstream press ignored the earlier attacks by the Muslims against the Serbs, which first led to the war.
The lesson for Israel is that foreign powers have conspired to strip the expendable Serbs of their ancestral homeland and give it to the Muslims. In doing so, these same western powers believe that by placating and ingratiating themselves with the oil rich Muslim world they enrich their own economies. After all, Serbia does not possess any known oil reserves.
Israel, too, is bereft of meaningful reserves of oil. It too is thus expendable. The pressure upon Israel to give away its own ancestral, historic, spiritual and biblical heartland in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) grows ever relentless and insidious.
Sadly and tragically, there exists no Israeli government or leader at this critical time with the intestinal fortitude and spiritual certitude to adamantly and resolutely resist the cynical and perfidious machinations of western leaders. Israel desperately needs a leader who can talk to the world as Draskovitch once spoke for the Serbian people. Instead Olmert, Livni and Barak call for NATO to patrol the border with Gaza, monitor Judea and Samaria and, heaven forbid, oversee a divided Jerusalem.
Caroline Glick, writing in the Feb 23, 2008 edition of the Jerusalem Post sums up the Israeli government’s terminal confusion thus: "What the Serbs made NATO fight its way in to achieve, Israel is offering NATO on a silver platter." She adds, "...the lessons of Kosovo are clear. Not only should Israel join Russia, Canada, China, Spain, Romania and many others in refusing to recognize Kosovo. It should also state that as a consequence of Kosovo’s independence, Israel rejects the deployment of any international forces to Gaza or Judea and Samaria, and refuses to cede its legal right to sovereignty in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem to international arbitration."
Serbia must be supported by all who still cherish morality over expediency. Historical correctness must in all such cases trump so-called political correctness. As goes Serbia, so goes Israel.