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Saturday, April 12, 2008


The only recourse that I can see is to have a state of Palestine. There is one already which is Jordan. It is made up of many of the Palestinians who ran from Israel in 1948 at the dictates of their political organizers. I don't know how the King of Jordan would feel with over 3 million more beligerent Palestinians in his country, but I would be very happy to see it happen.

Now 20% of Israel’s citizens happen to be Arabs who are intigrated into the Israeli society. They even have established three political Arab parties. Of course they all favor their brothers, the terrorist groups of Fatah, and possibly even Hamas.

Hadash is a left-wing party connected to an anti-Zionist Communist Party. They call themselves a "Jewish-Arab party. They are for Israel withdrawing to pre-1967 borders, a Palestinian state next door to Israel, separation of religion and state, full equality for Arab citizens in Israel, and the Palestinian "right to return".

Balad, established in 1996, wants Israel to be a secular democratic state. They feel that Israel should withdraw from all the Palestinian territories and are for two states. They want Arabs to have further autonomy in culture and education.

Ra’am-Ta’al is the largest in the Knesset and is for and end to Israeli occupation of the territories and supports an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as the capitol. They want Israeli settlements dismantled including those in the Golan Heights and along the border by Lebanon. They also want separation of religion and state and the "right of return."

Besides the Israeli Arabs, we have about 3 million Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza. One can see why they cannot be citizens in Israel. They do need their own state. Israel only has a little over 5 million Jews. If they had their way which included their right to return, millions would flood the tiny area, which is one way of driving the Jews into the sea. They would take over.

Israel was created as a Jewish state. The Arabs already have 22 Muslim states. Israel is the only Jewish state in the world. The scenario of Israel losing its identity is not going to happen. In its zeal to do the right thing always, this was not forseen. The Declaration of Israel stated it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions, and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations Because of this commitment, it is plainly stuck.

One of our biggest Jewish Israeli critics is Benny Morris, who said that we missed the boat. We should have foreseen the Arab mentality. He said, "a society that aims to destroy you forces you to destroy it. When the choice is between destroying or being destroyed, it’s better to destroy. A Jewish state would not have come into being without the events that occurred. He reminds us that the Arabs have a very large piece of land because it conquered and murdered and forced everyone to convert through many generations. The need for Israel overrides any injustice that the Palestinians may feel from being in the camps they chose to stay in. I remember that the Arabs sided with Germany and also planned to eliminate the Jews.

He agrees that this has become a "Holy War" with the Arabs, and it is survival for the Jews. One thing I would not give in to is Jerusalem. The "West Bank" is precious to the Jewish people also, being it is Judea and Samaria, but I would not give them Jerusalem at all. They have always had rights to living in East Jerusalem and having their holy places, but when Jerusalem was in Jordan’s hands, it was taken from us completely. Everything special in Jerusalem was treated as a latrine if it was Jewish. They’ve showed their spots before, and do not need it for their capital. Jerusalem is Jewish and should remain in Jewish hands. For us it was a miracle to regain Jerusalem after the 1967 war which we didn't start.

I do not see the creation of a Palestinian state in the near future. Neither does Benny Morris. He remarked that though other countries such as Germany and South Korea have changed by becoming liberal and Western, the Arabs have moved in the opposite direction. He is afraid that Israel may not survive this type of enemy that exploits its weakness in trying to be democratic and moral. What confounds me is that the world comes down on Israel as if it expects Israel to be super moral while expecting nothing from the Arabs.

In thinking about it, I feel that Truman and others felt Israel hadn't a chance in the world to survive, and they were just doing their moral thing in voting for its creation. They probably felt that these holocaust survivors and accountants wouldn't last a minute against the aggressive Arabs. They forgot that originally we were warriors, and were able to reach down into our souls after being almost completely eliminated off the face of the earth and were mad enough to survive and shock everyone. We didn't look like warriors, more like starving skeletons, but had the hearts and intelligence of warriors. Thus we became a thorn in the world's side.

After bantering back and forth as to whether we should give more land or attack, Morris admitted that everything could change with Iran in the picture. We may be facing a nuclear attack or we might eliminate them the same way. Whatever happens, Benny is remaining in Israel.

Reference: Jerusalem Post by David Horovitz: It was always a jihad.
Israel Project

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