Thursday, October 20, 2011
Is Israel its Own Worst Enemy?
The fundamental problem with political Islam is that it has been built around a convenient anti Semitism that is indoctrinated from early childhood such that it becomes a matter of unquestioned and unquestionable faith.
Some leaders play it down but it is still going on in the school rooms and shape a public opinion who is easily led away from their own misery by the mantra of anti-Semitic lies.
We in the west have often chosen to believe that this is not going on. My problem with all this is that while Hitler only had around a decade to do this trick, the Arabs have been playing this game for some sixty years such that no one is around who is not affected seriously by the poison.
The situation on the ground is that
has established a steadily growing population that is about to become energy
sufficient. The population of 8,000,000
means that because it is a fully developed modern state, it can today field a
bare minimum of 800,000 and if pushed it can field 1,600,000 armed
combatants. This force will be modern
and highly effective. It already
maintains air superiority in its natural range. Israel
The practical reality has been shown to be that no Arab leader can negotiate in good faith and he must always maintain a genocidal agenda. This is the reality presented to any Israeli leadership. They have merely done the obvious. Negotiate in good faith in the certain knowledge that the other side will always renege. When the inevitable happens, charge a small price for that. Make sure that you are not obviously been seen to be too greedy.
The Palestinians are running the risk of been thrown out of the West Bank in sufficient numbers so as to make the prospect of an independent Palestinian State there impossible. It may sound impossible, but I suspect that they will make the mistake of launching another intifada allowing the Israelis the casa belli needed to effect their outright removal.
Its Own Worst Enemy? – No! Israel
Below is an open letter to Nicholas Kristof regarding his New York Times columnof October 5, 2011, “Is
worst Enemy?” Israel
Dear Mr. Kristof,
Your essay of October 5 in the New York Times, “Is
its own worst enemy?” raised several questions. Israel
You reference “the Palestinian Cause.” What is the Palestinian cause? Arafat used to assert that it was ending Israeli occupation and getting his state. Remember Marwan Barghouti’s moving op-ed in the Washington Post back in 2002? (“Want Security? End the Occupation”). But let’s recall that Palestinian leaders have always been candid with their own, while selling us the bill of goods that we want to hear. The Hajj Amin el-Husseini,
“Grand Mufti” back in the Mandate era (1922-1947), minced no words about his
end game: the annihilation of the Jews of .
Hence his alliance with Hitler and his plans for a concentration camp, replete
with gas chambers and crematoria, in Palestine . Nablus
And Arafat, while speaking plaintively to us about occupation and the destitute Palestinians who have only their bodies with which to fight (hoping that such a deceitful concept would justify suicide bombers, and that we would not notice the 50 tons of armament on the Karine A), ranted to his followers in Arabic : Jihad, Jihad, Jihad; a million martyr; from the River to the Sea Palestine will be free (no room for Israel in that scenario); the goal is not peace, the goal is victory and victory is the destruction of Israel.
Hamas is worse. Not only does the Hamas Covenant commit to the destruction of
also their leaders exhort to the annihilation of every Jew in “ .” Palestine
And now, after two intifadas and thousands of qasam rockets and thousands of Israelis and Palestinians dead and thousands more wounded or maimed for life, Abbas goes to the UN and tells the world that getting his state will not end the conflict. Instead, having his state will enable him to pursue the conflict more efficaciously.
So obviously the “Palestinian cause” is NOT the end of the occupation and the creation of a Palestinian state. The end is the destruction of
and the annihilation of its Jews….and the Palestinian leaders tell us this
themselves, in the NY
Times and in the UN and on their own radio and TV and newspapers and
in their schools and hate-preach in their mosques. These are not
“radicals” or “extremists,” a few weirdoes whose crank ideas are out of step
with their own society. These are the President of the PA, its Ambassador to Israel ,
the rulers of Hamas, the highest imams (Muslim spiritual leaders) of the
Palestinian people, the directors of the PA’s ministry of education, etc. Lebanon
You harshly critique Prime Minister Netanyahu’s hard line on settlements. But are the “settlements” the cause for the violence?
Recall that the PLO was formed in 1964. There were no “settlements” then, except the “settlements” of Tel Aviv and
and the rest of down-town .
None the less, Arafat and his cronies vowed to end the occupation, wipe Israel Israel off the map, replace it with , and kill its
Jews. Keep in mind that the original version of the “PLO Covenant”
(1964, Article 24) stated specifically: “This Organization does not exercise
any regional sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,
in the Gaza Strip or the Himmah area”. Since the PLO’s original Covenant
explicitly recognized Judea, Palestine Samaria, and the
eastern portion of Jerusalem, and Gaza as belonging to other Arab states, the only
“homeland” it sought to “liberate” in 1964 was the State of .
However, the PLO revised its Covenant on July 17, 1968, a year after the Six-Day
War, to remove the operative language of Article 24, thereby asserting for
the first time ever a “Palestinian” claim of sovereignty to the West Bank and Israel Strip. This area was
not part of the “Palestinian Homeland” in 1964 when it was under Jordanian
sovereignty; but when it came under Israeli sovereignty it suddenly took on a
new faux-historic status. Gaza
Palestinian leader tell us, perhaps without meaning to, that settlements are not the problem. Note too that good old fashioned concept central to western logic: cause and effect. Cause must come before effect. The West Bank “settlements” cannot be the cause of the terrorism and the hatred and the violence because all of those existed before there were any West Bank “settlements;” nor have these bleak and tragic attributes abated in the slightest with the end of all Israeli “settlements” in the
This radical concept, that the “settlements are not the problem,” was validated by none other than a member of the Palestinian National Council, Zahir Muhse’in, in his interview with the Amsterdam-based newspaper “Trouw”[i] in 1977:
“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of
Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians,
Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do
we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national
interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’
to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Israel Jordan,
which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a
Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and . However, the moment we reclaim our
right to all of Jerusalem Palestine, we will not wait even
a minute to unite Palestine and .” Jordan
So Mr. Muhse’in tells us that it is not the “settlements,” it is not the water rights, it is not the borders, it is not Jerusalem, and it is not even the so-called “Palestinian refugees” that stoke the violence. The violence comes from the unabashed, unrelenting, and unmitigated commitment of Arab leaders to destroy
The concepts “Palestinian People” and “Historic Palestine” and
“Palestinian national self-determination” are all hoaxes,
fictions invented to facilitate the Arab terrorist destruction of Israel and
to legitimize the terrorism. Israel
So what you call Prime Minister Netanyahu’s “hard line” decisions about “settlements” are in reality the reasoned and rational realpolitik of
leaders’ need to face intractable Arab genocidal enmity. Israel
I was quite taken aback by your suggestion that “nothing is more corrosive (to the peace process) than
’s growth of settlements.”
Are you serious? Israel
I most sincerely urge you to reassess that statement. Recall, for example, the c. 10,000 qasam rockets from the Gaza Strip after Israel unilaterally and unconditionally vacated the Strip in a globally unprecedented peace-making gesture; or Abbas’ promise to escalate the conflict after he gets his state from the UN; or the cold-blooded murder of Israeli civilians near Eilat just a few weeks ago by terrorists infiltrating from the Sinai peninsula, or the brutal murder of a father and infant son in the West Bank just a few days ago; not to mention Hamas’ endless relentless diatribe of annihilation and rhetoric of genocide. Bombings and arson and kidnapping and torture and murder and attempted mass murder and threatening genocide are far more corrosive to peace than building apartments.
its own worst enemy? No! Mr. Kristof, it is not. It should be
rather obvious that Israel’s worst enemies now are Iran, the Muslim
Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, the PLO, Islamic Jihad, the PFLP, the
DFLP, the PFLP-GC, Ansar al-Islam, the Al-Aqsa
Martyrs Brigade, al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, al-Qaeda, the Taliban,
Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Jayyish al-Jihad, and Sayyif Allah, to mention just a
few. Next in line as worst enemies are the Arab confrontation states,
quiescent now that they are engaged in their “Arab Spring,” but ever ready to
scapegoat and demonize Israel Israel;
and, were there ever to be even a reasonable hope of victory, to attack
with all the vigor they could muster. Israel
Then comes Turkey, once a sotto voce ally of Israel; but since the ascent of its Islamist government led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a development which you seem not to have noticed, given your assertion that Turkey is “…Israel’s most important friend in the region” (but don’t feel too bad, our own Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta seems also not to have noticed), it hasofficially declared war on Israel by announcing that it will send Turkish warships into Israel’s coastal waters to support flotillas of wannabe blockade-busters heading for the Gaza Strip.
The tragic and bitter reality is that the so-called Palestinian national movement is the only one of its kind in the entire world and across all of world history whose only operative paradigm is terrorism, and whose unique and unrepentant goal is the destruction of a sovereign state and the genocide of its Jews. If these terrorists would lay down their weapons, there would be no more violence. If
would lay down her weapons, there would be no more . Israel