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Israel is facing an Arab mentality that cannot be bridged

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Jul 13, 2016 at 01:16

Israel is facing an Arab mentality that cannot be bridged

United Nations' recommended a second division (first division was giving three quarters of Jewish territory for the new Arab State of Jordan in 1922) of Palestine (I stress recommended, not mandated and it is not enforceable if the parties do not agree, therefore, it is null and void) Resolution 181 that established a timetable and method for the recommended partitioning of Palestine aka The Land of Israel in two parts (the Jews accepted it and the Arabs emphatically refused to accept it). On the part of Jewish leadership and as the vote in late 1947 for partition loomed with continued violence between the nationalities, a final effort was made by Jewish Agency representatives to meet with the Arab League Secretary and forge a peaceful execution of reorganization. Their response from Secretary Azzam Pasha was: ... The Arab world is not in a compromising mood. It's likely... that your plan is rational and logical, but the fate of nations is not decided by rational logic. Nations never concede; they fight.

You won't get anything by peaceful means or compromise. (This Arab policy has not changed even after losing 4 wars. That is why all of Israel's concessions and compromises have not worked in achieving peace and will never work against such mentality. The Arabs are promoting and teaching their children to hate and commit terror and violence, they honor terrorists and suicide bombers).
You can, perhaps, get something, but only by the force of your arms. We shall try to defeat you, with the force of our Armies. I am not sure we'll succeed, but we'll try. We were able to drive out the Crusaders with the help of the Jews, but on the other hand we lost Spain and Persia. It may be that we shall lose Palestine. But it's too late to talk of peaceful solutions....

Thus, the Arabs lost the 1948 war and Israel thrived, against all odds. The Arabs lost three more wars against Israel; in the 1956 Sinai Campaign, the 1967 six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. After each war, Israel became stronger and more innovative. It was a choice between survival and extinction.

You would think; that the Arabs by now will have learned their lesson, and change direction, start pursuing co-existence, which will benefit both parties with an enormous economic development and a better standard of living, better schools, better healthcare, better housing and boost to moral.
"It is Harder to Make Peace Than to Make War"

YJ Draiman


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Israel is facing an Arab mentality that cannot be bridged [428 words]YJ DraimanJul 13, 2016 01:16230390
land not tilled, not occupied [25 words]M McLMay 31, 2015 18:09223608
Farewell Israel DVD and From Time Immemorial Book [41 words]John HummastiJan 22, 2012 18:36192739
More on Professor Porath's book [223 words]Wallace Edward BrandOct 6, 2011 18:42189885
Professor Porath on Arab Nationalism [775 words]Wallace Edward BrandSep 29, 2011 18:05189712
Correction [36 words]Wallace Edward BrandDec 10, 2011 16:40189712
4The Palestinian People, as known today, was largely the concept of Soviet Russia [474 words]Wallace Edward BrandAug 24, 2011 09:51188809
Professor Porath published in 1974, 10 years after the Soviet disinformation masters created the Palestinian People. [136 words]Wallace Edward BrandAug 27, 2011 17:01188809
A belated review of Porath's "The Emergence of the Palestinian-Arab National Movement 1918-1929. [534 words]Wallace Edward BrandSep 11, 2011 22:20188809
Palestinian Identity - Empty Shells [180 words]John HummastiJan 26, 2012 15:43188809
Invention of "Palestinian People" coincident with Soviet pushing right of self-determination for each "People" [530 words]Wallace Edward BrandJan 3, 2015 22:49188809
E. Britannica 1891, Safed main city of U. Galilee | mostly Jewish | most Muslims NOT Arabs | some Algerian settlers... [496 words]PaulineJan 7, 2011 00:25181623

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