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Submitted by Binyamin (Israel), Dec 22, 2016 at 14:17

Indeed, they think time is their secret weapon, or, in other words, hope that they will win in the end.

This is what Dr. Pipes addressed in his article, without mentioning it name: The Palestinians will be defeated when they will no longer hope to win. And the way to this is making crystal clear that each act of resistance only causes them more long term damage.

And, in truth, time is not on the Arab side. The Arab birthrates has fallen incredibly fast, while Jewish birthrate has risen steadily. Corruption in the Palestinian Authority only grows, smartphones with internet are now everywhere and more and more youngsters get to know the other side. Israel never looked better, now being an energy and water exporter while the future of the arab world never looked so bleak.

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