Without exception, appeasement, self-deprecation and preemptive concessions to terrorists have inevitably served to embolden them. Israel's experience has demonstrated that our enemies are restrained when they perceive us as being resolute, and conversely they become more violent when they sense that we are losing our resolve.
Sadly, Clive S Berger trots out the classic Marxist explanation for Arab aggression. While the Marxist analysis of social conflict has relevance for many rational Western societies, it is completely inappropriate for religion crazed Mohammedan societies. People who are proud to sacrifice their children, their independence and well being simply to dominate and humiliate the Jew, who are prepared to put their self determination on hold to deny self determination to another group, are not driven by economic considerations. As long as we delude ourselves with notions that the Mohammedans are just like us, we will fail to come to terms with the founding ideologies of Islam: dominance, supremacy and aggression. And woe betide the Muslim who opposes the jihadists or does not support them.
Posted by paul2 on 2008-01-08 13:59:20 GMT
.;;A viable two state solution will only exist if the Palestinians are guided towards prosperity''...THAT WOULD BE TRUE IN THE CASDE OF ANY OTHER PEOPLE UNFORTUNALELTY IN THE CASE OF THE PALESTINIANS THEY ONLY KNOW FANATISCM, VIOLENCE LIKE THEIR Muslim BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE Muslim AND ARAB WORLD..
Posted by MICHAEL on 2008-01-04 01:07:48 GMT
It is self-evident that it is the misery of the Palestinian situation that provides fertile recruiting ground for Palestinian fanatics. A viable two state solution will only exist if the Palestinians are guided towards prosperity.
Posted by Clive S. Berger on 2008-01-04 00:31:46 GMT
"Ordo ab Chao'strategy/goal: to create chaos to step in with the N.W.O.
Posted by MEW on 2008-01-01 11:21:48 GMT
Isi Leibler is correct. When bombs hit the homes of Olmert and Company, they will finally understand the danger. Olmert is a traitor to Israel (supplying aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war). Olmert should be thrown out of office and arrested. The Arabs don't have to win an outright physical war - the Jews will defeat themselves.
Posted by Roberta E. Dzubow on 2007-12-27 18:08:12 GMT
There must be a way to get rid of this stupid government, but what is it ?
Posted on 2007-12-25 11:06:33 GMT
An excellent article indeed, but it reads as a rather disturbing one if one is interested in the plight of Israel. May I suggest that unless one looks at the situation in Israel thru a Biblical lens, then "all" looks hopeless and lost. However if one takes the time and effort to view these current circumstances thru the "Biblical lens" then one sees the very plan of HaShem unfolding. Take heart dear ones not only will Israel survive, but she will prosper under the hand of Messiah. Will we see it in our life time? not sure but it will happen regardless what Olmert, Rice and the Islamists do.
Posted by Philip Hammond on 2007-12-25 00:16:55 GMT
Isi's detailing of the Israeli government's suicidal and self abasing stance needs to be read in conjunction with Caroline Glick's article "The triumph of legal defeatism" and Reuven Koret's "Open letter to Secretary Rice". Glick's article details how "lawyerism", acting by the hypocrite's book of power hungry post-Zionistic judges prevent valid self defence. Korets points to USA segregation practises at Annapolis - treating Israelis as the "niggers", the way that the Arabs regard them - and false equivalences, makes the "peace process" unrealistic. All told, the situation in Israel is dismal; the MKs and the judiciary are betraying all Jews, especially those in Israel. The foreign funded peaceniks are undermining Israel and all the EU cares about is oil, PC and appeasing its jihadists. The Israeli electorate must find politicians who care about their country, who are game enough to bring the courts under control and who will take the country to win the war which will surely come, at the time of their choosing, not that if their enemy's.
Posted by paul2 on 2007-12-24 12:20:20 GMT
Isi Leibler in his excellent article paints a gloomy picture but whats the answer?
Posted by Michael on 2007-12-24 11:32:09 GMT
I couldn't agree more, Mary. I don't even come close to comprehending what game the Israeli govt is playing. Their strategies/lack thereof seem devoid of intelligence or comprehension of what's at stake!
Posted by Ronit on 2007-12-24 03:37:57 GMT
It is becoming increasingly difficult to comprehend Olmert's mindset and strategy. Does he believe that confusing signals will jsut stretch things out long enough for him to stay in power without anything really progressing? It would seem more honorable, even if tough for the world to accept, for Israel to make it crystal clear what requirements are non-negotiable. After all, in dealing with Arabs who have no precendent for giving an inch of compromise, it seems dangerous to keep raising their expectations that Israel will unilaterally compromise. Keeping it vague and misleading doesn't help. Is it to appease the US admin who want to wrap up a 'peace' deal with a big red bow before leaving office. Anytime Israel hands over its best-interest security to US interests, the results are not good.
Posted by Mary on 2007-12-24 00:52:07 GMT
an excellent article. thank you for publicising it. if more and more people are aware of whats really happenning may be something could be done.
by Rabbi Ulman on 2007-12-23 23:42:25 GMT