To make this point emphatically clear, let us reiterate that if there is one lesson that has been learned in five decades of Israeli concessions, it is that there is absolutely nothing that Israel can do to bring peace. Zero. Efes. Gornisht. Israel faces an implacable enemy that seeks not coexistence, but Israel's destruction. And through every Israeli concession, its hostility increases rather than declines.Ehud Olmert, are you listening?
Which leads to the following, self-evident conclusion. The only thing for Israel to do vis-a-vis‚ the Arabs, aside from militarily defending itself, is nothing.
Israel must hunker down and stall. It's the Arabs that have to change, not Israel. They have to democratize, fight their terrorists, curb state-sponsored anti-Semitism and cease teaching their children implacable hatred of the Jews.
That is the only thing that will bring peace.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
A Keen Observation
I must admit that I am not exactly a Shmuley Boteach fan. It's not that I have anything against him, it's just a matter of style. That being said, let's give credit to the man where it is due. He wrote a great article in jpost today, with a keen observaton: