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To J street "lovers" and Sarah Palin "haters"

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Submitted by Gary Josephson (United States), Dec 11, 2008 at 18:36

Dear Friends of Israel,

I write this in response to the hope many hold in the J Street approach to peace and the information that the exclusion of Sarah Palin from a speakers platform is claimed as some kind of victory for "the people"...

The eminently satisfying nomenclature of these "peace" groups is the heartfelt urge to produce peace. I am sure this passion is urgently felt. They, like I, feel absolutely something needs to be done and soon. But I must part company with their wrong assumptions underlying their proposals, ie... these must be reasonable people who have grievances that need to be resolved and once resolved peace will prevail.

The problem is, that this avoids the real issues in this region and essentially demonstrates complicity with an enemy who's hate exceeds their ability to achieve any reasonable compromise. Many non-Israelis in the region would support peace, unfortunately they have no ability to lead this or control their brethren after the two state solution is imposed.

The best analogy I have found to help understanding is to compare this with a group of educated blacks moving into a Klu Klux Klan controlled area and not dismantling their political control including their whole hate education system. This is like a post war Germany where only an uprooting of old systems and an occupation for fifty years would likely to extinguish the hate accumulated.

Instead, well meaning people like these, propose compromises that leaves the system of hate intact for all westerners and Israelis and and leaves their mis-leaders in power. The solutions suggested are Munich concessions, ie. nothing but a prelude to a greater war.

My solution? Move these people out of the west bank and Gaza using imminent domain and just compensation. I compare this idea to the relocation of East Prussians at the end of WW2 to prevent forever any more future invasions of Poland. As a point of inclusion the neighboring countries won't settle those in refugee camps after 60 years. Do you think they will ever accept Israel without a solid fence and removal of these Sudetenland expatriots to their true homeland? The two state solution is only a prelude to another invasion to "unify" the Arab world after a period of "peace" and war preparation.

One final blow to the reasonableness of inclusion. (a goal I embrace in theory and in my heart) If the writers or supporters of this cannot accept and include Sarah Palin to speak at a forum, what does that say about their own politics of embracing others? These are hypocrites insisting on their own brand of tolerance for others, but in their own camp its okay to practice intolerance.

As Golda Meir said, this will not be over until they decide that they love their children more than they hate us. The answer is, No accommodation to these terrorists, until and unless they dismantle their system of hate. Stop justifying their hate by accommodating the lie of their injury and just grievances.

Of course some grievances are real, but this victimization mentality is just like the Hitlerite grievances of pre-war Germany. A tool to retain an elite of state and religion. This elite needs to be overthrown and an open society imposed by occupation. Reconstruction in the south was abandoned and only 100 years later were civil rights for all finally imposed by the Federal Government. Continuing accomodation to this hate will simply not lead to a just peace.

Sincerely,

Gary Josephson

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