Here are some questions for those who think Israel is responsible for the conflict in the Middle East.
Why isn’t there peace in the Middle East? Why aren’t Israelis allowed to live in peace and security on what amounts to a small sliver of land in the midst of vast Arab territories? Why is the threat of war in the region omnipresent? Why has there been so much bloodshed since Israel came into existence in 1948, and before as Arabs tried to prevent the Jewish state from taking root? Why are Israelis demonized, villified and hated by their neighbors? Why are the prospects for peace in the region virtually nil? What is the real root cause of the conflict?
The answer to all of these questions is Islam. The conflict in the Middle East has nothing to do with territory as such or other ancillary issues like settlements either. They are all red herrings and false assertions, every single one of them. The conflict has everything to do with religion and one group of people’s attitude and behavior towards another based on their scriptures and beliefs, nothing more. Islam doesn’t want to make peace with Israel, it wants to wipe it off the map, to remove it from the face of the earth. Nothing else will suffice. It is a mistake to believe that concessions or compromises on Israel’s part will lead to peace as that is patently not the case. Islam will not permit it.
Islam is a violent religion consumed with contempt and hatred for Jews. This contempt and hatred dates from it’s earliest days and is entrenched in it’s doctrines and teachings. It is directed at Israel in this day and age since Israel is a Jewish country. Islam by definition cannot accept the presence of a Jewish state in the Middle East and killing it trumps everything, including peace and prosperity for Palestinians.
That is why the answer to all of the questions in the first paragraph is Islam. Nothing will change in the Middle East until Islam itself changes and since that hasn’t happened in 1400 odd years there is no reason to feel optimistic at all. Without change, Israelis will continue to be surrounded by millions of people whose aim is to eradicate them and who will take every opportunity to do so. The rest of the world will continue to be threatened and held hostage by this madness as well.
What else does all of this mean for Israel, besides also having to cope with the never-ending blind, visceral hatred, prejudice and virulent anti-Semitism sent it’s way every day by Islam’s followers?
It means that it must maintain a strong, powerful military and use it ruthlessly as the need arises. It means that it’s fate must always be in it’s own hands and that it should not and cannot depend on anyone else for it’s own survival, especially given the transitory nature of political involvements. It means that it can’t let it’s guard down for one minute. It means that it can never lose a war because if it does it will cease to exist. It means that blockades, security walls, checkpoints and other devices will have to be used to keep the Islamic barbarians at bay.
It means that Israel will have to attack and destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities as a matter of national survival, the United States under President Obama being too feckless to launch an attack of it’s own, even though keeping Iran from becoming a nuclear power is most assuredly in America’s best interests as well and only military means can accomplish this.
Upset about the situation? Blame Islam, not Israel.