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Israel is facing an Arab mentality that cannot be bridged – r1

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Jan 12, 2017 at 20:02

Israel is facing an Arab mentality that cannot be bridged – r1
After WWI; The Supreme Allied Powers allocated over 12 million sq. km. with a wealth of oil reserves to the Arabs and about 120,000 Sq. km. for the reconstituted Jewish National Home in Palestine aka The Land of Israel. 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, non-binding and has no legal standing, not mandated and it is not enforceable if all the parties do not agree, therefore, it is null and void) The U.N. non-binding Resolution 181 that established a timetable and method for the recommended non-binding (with no legal standing) partitioning of Palestine aka The Land of Israel in two parts after already establishing an Arab Palestinian State in Jordan on Jewish territory. (the Jews accepted it and the Arabs emphatically refused to accept it. The Jewish State out of 120,000 sq. km. allocation ended up with about 21,000 sq. km.). On the part of Jewish leadership and as the non-binding (and no legal standing) 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. They all receive billions of dollars from the U.N. and the nations of the world. 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 and pay monthly payments to their families).
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. The Arab countries to date have terrorized and expelled over a million Jewish families, they confiscated all their assets, including personal items, businesses, homes and over 120,000 sq. km. of Jewish owned Real Estate for over 2,400 years. The value of the confiscated assets is in the trillions of Dollars. Most of the million expelled Jewish families were resettled in Israel.
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"
"United Israel is a Strong Israel"
YJ Draiman

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