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By Ray Thomas

The Palestinian Arabs want to drive Israel into the sea. It's as simple as that. They don't want to negotiate for a Palestinian homeland because they don't want one so long as Israel still exists. That's why, when Israel offered them 95 percent of what they claimed to want at Camp David, Yasser Arafat turned the offer down flat. Knowing all this, I'm really getting weary of people who tell me I don't know anything about what's going on in Israel, that I should go to their chosen websites, where I can read history as they want me to believe it. They claim I'm just taking the word of the Jews and the "Jewish-controlled media" about what's happening, that I ought to go back further in history and see that the Israelis used to be terrorists (by their definition, anyway) too.

Is the year 70 AD far enough back? That was the year in which the Jews were expelled from their homeland by the Romans. Should I know that, for 1,900 years, the Jews were persecuted all over Europe (pogroms, the Inquisition, the Holocaust, etc.) until, in 1947, the United Nations decided to divide the land of Israel/Palestine? The Israelis were so happy they danced in the streets. However, since the U.N. decision to divide the land between the Israeli Jews and the Arab Muslims meant that the former would still exist and inhabit a portion of the land, the Arab world did not accept the decision. Five Arab nations decided to go to war--and lost. The Arab countries lost every war with Israel.

Even people in Israel, including many in the Israeli government, forget that Arafat has never been a government leader. He has always been a terrorist, wherever he has been. Because of that, he has been thrown out of several countries and is on the verge of being thrown out of yet another because he is, as he has done wherever he has gone, still formenting terror, mayhem, and murder. Even in Israel, many people believe his propaganda, and that is one reason why the Israeli government has not (yet) been allowed to do what is necessary--to declare a real war on Arafat and his henchmen and to decisively win that war, if it can. The State of Israel has not been allowed the opportunity to eliminate Arafat and the Palestinian extremists and to make it impossible for them to perform acts of terrorism and kill innocent people, saying "there are no innocents among the Israelis."

This is not to say that I believe we should hold the Palestinians and let the Israelis do with them what they will. It simply means we should hold their coats--both of them--and let them "duke it out," and may the best side win. There will never be a "negotiated settlement" of the Israeli-Palestinian wars until one side or the other is no longer capable of any kind of overt action against the other. There will be no settlement until any "negotiations" that take place are for the purpose of setting the terms of surrender of one side or the other.

Of course, we know that any such war will result in an Israeli victory. They've proven that they have the measure of the Palestinians, and of all the Arab countries in the area, every time they've been challenged. But quite frankly, I don't care who wins, as long as the war is over and I no longer have to hear about all the innocent people killed on both sides. The Palestinians, like most terrorists, kill innocents as a main target because they know they'll lose if they go after a strong, armed group such as the Israelis in an "up-front" battle. So, they have to go behind the Israelis' backs and "sneak up on them." killing their innocent men, women, and children to get their attention.

The Israelis, on the other hand, make every effort not to kill innocent non-combatants (today, at least, and what they may have done in the past means nothing, since it's what they do now that counts), no matter what the Palestinians may want the rest of the world to think.

God knows, the United States has terrorism in its past. They called it "the Indian wars," in which both white and black Americans engaged in the conflict against the Amerindians thought "the only good Indian is a dead Indian." Active members of the Ku Klux Klan were terrorists and, if given the opportunity, would still be terrorists, killing as many blacks and Jews as they could. There were black demonstrations during the controversy over racial desegregation in the l960s, when the police set vicious dogs on the demonstrators. On different occasions throughout the twentieth century, there have been race riots and black mob violence in America's big cities, which required massive action by the police, the National Guard, and the U.S. Armed Forces to restore order and protect the lives and property of American citizens. In the foregoing and other examples of terrorism in the U.S.A,, the terrorists, in many cases, targeted innocent men, women, and even children. When the government engaged in acts of terror in order to suppress the terrorists, its officers, in some cases, also targeted innocent non-combatants. But, as a matter of policy, we don't do things like that any more. As far as I know, neither does the State of Israel. But the Palestinians do, and that makes them terrorists.

Putting it simply, to be (current) terrorists will cause me to back the other side, even if they did have some terrorism in their past. It doesn't matter what the history is because the original causes of this enmity are lost in antiquity. Most of today's participants have all kinds of stories about atrocities perpetrated by the other side (at one point or the other in the past). But how far back do we have to go to find the real one cause of this enmity that has gone on for hundreds, even thousands, of years? For that matter, why must we even be drawn into this fight? I say we should back off and let what happens happen.

That won't make the Jews happy because they think I should be unalterably on their side. The Palestinians also will be unhappy because they hate anybody who doesn't believe exactly the same way they do. In fact, they hate anybody who is not of their religion. They call them "infidels." So, whatever I decide, both sides are going to be mad at me. The Palestinians will call me a Zionist and the Israelis will call me something else.

I don't care.

I don't care what anybody calls me because of my opinions. I base my opinions on logic and truth, and people who don't agree with me can rail and whine and moan all they wish. If someone comes to me with a cogent argument based on logic and truth, I'll listen. But I never listen to a screed based on hate--which is all I've gotten lately.

More on the Israeli-Arab Conflict

Islamism & Jihadism:
The Threat of Radical Islam & Islamic Terrorism

Page Three    Page Two    Page One

War & Peace in the Real World
   Page Two    Page One

Islamist Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.A.

Osama bin Laden & the Islamist Declaration of War
Against the U.S.A. & Western Civilization

Islamist International Terrorism &
U.S. Intelligence Agencies

U.S. National Security Strategy

Copyright 2002 Ray Thomas

Reprinted with Permission from
May 5, 2002

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Africa: Black Africa * Africa: North Africa * American Government 1
American Government 2 * American Government 3 * American Government 4
American Government 5 * American Politics * Anglosphere * Arabs
Arms Control & WMD * Aztlan Separatists * Big Government
Black Africa * Bureaucracy * Canada * China * Civil Liberties * Communism
Congress, U.S. * Conservative Groups * Conservative vs. Liberal
Constitutional Law * Counterterrorism * Criminal Justice * Disloyalty * Economy
Education * Elections, U.S. * Eminent Domain * Energy & Environment
English-Speaking World * Ethnicity & Race * Europe * Europe: Jews
Family Values * Far East * Fiscal Policy, U.S. * Foreign Aid, U.S. * Foreign Policy, U.S.
France * Hispanic Separatism * Hispanic Treason * Human Health * Immigration
Infrastructure, U.S. * Intelligence, U.S. * Iran * Iraq * Islamic North Africa
Islamic Threat * Islamism * Israeli vs. Arabs * Jews & Anti-Semitism
Jihad & Jihadism * Jihad Manifesto I * Jihad Manifesto II * Judges, U.S. Federal
Judicial Appointments * Judiciary, American * Latin America * Latino Separatism
Latino Treason * Lebanon * Leftists/Liberals * Legal Issues
Local Government, U.S. * Marriage & Family * Media Political Bias
Middle East: Arabs * Middle East: Iran * Middle East: Iraq * Middle East: Israel
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Middle East: Turkey * Militant Islam * Military Defense * Military Justice
Military Weaponry * Modern Welfare State * Morality & Decency
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Political Parties * Political Philosophy * Politics, American * Presidency, U.S.
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Religion & America * Rogue States & WMD * Russia * Science & Ethics
Sedition & Treason * Senate, U.S. * Social Welfare Policy * South Africa
State Government, U.S. * Subsaharan Africa * Subversion * Syria * Terrorism 1
Terrorism 2 * Treason & Sedition * Tunisia * Turkey * Ukraine
UnAmerican Activity * UN & Its Agencies * USA Patriot Act * U.S. Foreign Aid
U.S. Infrastructure * U.S. Intelligence * U.S. Senate * War & Peace
Welfare Policy * WMD & Arms Control

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