Both Roger Cohen and Peter Beinart have hit home runs as they often do in declaring that the death of Bin Laden means we can finally move on from the “war on terrorism” and Islamofascist conspiracies against our precious bodily fluids. But make no mistake, this is also a truly momentous occasion in the fight for Palestinian freedom.
The death of Bin Laden is to Israeli apartheid what the fall of the Berlin Wall was to South African apartheid – the final domino to fall. Just as the fall of communism demolished the final rationale of defenders of apartheid, preventing the spread of communism, so does the death of Bin Laden once and for all bring an end to the evil fiction of a clash of civilizations or anything remotely resembling the Cold War to justify having to prevent the emergence of a “Palestinian terrorist state.”
Tremendous strides toward a Palestinian Tahrir were already being made before Bin Laden’ death, and now they will only grow in strength.