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Israel's fight to exist

Reader comment on item: Israel and Clear Victory

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Dec 28, 2008 at 23:50

Daniel Pipes makes several points in relation to Israel's right to exist and the problems encountered after 1993, the so-called "Peace Process".

Some of these points are: 1) Israel must win, 2) Israel must crush the will of the Palestinians, 3) War is won when one side gives up. He also says that the Palestinians cannot modernize if they are obsessed with the destruction of Israel, and that Israel must see that they are fighting a war. All these points are relevant, but how are these things to be accomplished if the Israeli government continues to make the same mistakes of giving concessions to the Palestinians, who in turn, wish to destroy Israel? They are not satisfied with living alongside Israel, they wish to destroy it altogether.

The events of the last few days have shown that the Palestinians do not wish to make peace with Israel, they are bent on destruction. The media have pounced on the recent attack by Israel on Gaza, which was the only retaliation that Israel could do. It may have looked like a cannonball shot to kill a mosquito, but if Israel had done nothing, there would have been criticism from the citizens as well as the world press. Israel has been trying to placate a giant with tidbits, but real victory could be in the near future if Israel stood its ground, and defended herself instead of selling herself to the enemy with diplomacy.

Has diplomacy ever won a war? If there is a war, then it must be won, and won by Israel. Bending over backward to the enemy never won a war. The victor will be the one who showed great strength not to give in; in this case, Israel must keep fighting to retain its place as a valid state---Israel must be the victor.

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