For over 60 years Israel has been sporadically attacked by surrounding Arab countries and Israel has fended them off. Not once has Israel tried to be the demon in the neighborhood by attacking others over want of their land or produce but only in defense of their lives. Daniel Pipes writes that the conflict will be resolved when one side gives up, and certainly recommends that it's the Palestinians that do that.
The only thing this tiny country has ever asked for is acceptance with a stoppage of attacks that try to eliminate it.
The U.N. and now USA are not helping the situation at all. Instead they take the side of the aggressors. This has happened through the Oslo peace process of 1993-2000 and pressing for the Israeli withdrawls from Lebanon and Gaza and now the stoppage of building activity in Israel's own capital, Jerusalem. All this time there has been no agreements with Palestinian Abbas about a future Palestine and any promise not to attack. As I see it this is an impossibility as the Palestinians are divided between Hamas and Fatah anyway.
I see no pressure from the U.N. or USA on the Palestinians to accept peace and stop attacking Israel. Instead, all the pressure has been on Israel to give up this and give up that which it has done.
American citizens are at the point of finally realizing that there are other types of energy in the world and the future is saying not to rely on the Arab oil. The need to appease the Arabs is waning. Perhaps it's time to take off those rose-colored anti-semitic glasses and realize just who has been the bully in the playground.
The latest remark from Abbas is that he wants to work with Netanyahu, and Israel has immediately halted work in Jerusalem to a large degree. I've even read now where Hamas is trying to control terrorist groups still attacking Israel and having problems with them, which is a switch and surprise to me.
I don't know if this is true or just a rumor, but hope it is a sign that the Palestinians are finally seeing that they could live a better life if they embraced peace. I see that Egypt is not handling them with kid gloves and that could be helping. They haven't just sat by and allowed the tunneling to go by the boards but have killed those they caught in them.
It behooves me that everyone has lambasted Israel and treats it like an aggressor when it's the other way around. Because they have been able to defend themselves against outrageous odds is amazing to me. The United States thought it was bad during the 2nd WW when we were fighting the Germans and the Japanese. Here Israel has had to defend itself from all the Arab countries which add up to seven or eight at a time. Also, they have done it with their own manpower. Not once has any American soldier had to be involved. Now the greatest threat to Israel is Iran who is a leader of anti-semitism and has or soon will have atomic weaponry. Of course so many religions and universities have been climbing on the bandwagon of hatred by wanting divestment with Israel and for why? What are they showing us other than contempt? They're showing that they side with the bullies. Yes, I'm calling it anti-semitism. Knowing that Israel is a Jewish country has caused non-Jews reason enough to side with anyone else, no matter who they are and what they stand for without reasoning why.
Peace depends on accepting this tiny country that had been originally declared a state in the UN May 14, 1948, 62 years ago.