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Submitted by There is NO Santa Claus (United States), Apr 21, 2018 at 15:18

Hello Dr. Pipes and thank you for writing that article.

Given that the Palestinians perpetuate this war, Israel is within their right to fight and win. Indeed! The Israelis have a duty to win. Yet the dilemma remains as always: How does Israel defeat an enemy whose population they do not want to rule?

In your article, there was some significant "body language" regarding that dilemma, but no real specific strategy since your thesis on this was stated as "One example:" Yet in that example you uttered three magic words that form the basis of a strategy for victory: "... extend its boundaries."

When the United States won the Mexican-American war, we did not rule over the Mexican population; nor did we destroy Mexico. Rather, the United States extended its boundaries. Israel can do the same.

The hardest part of implementing such a policy is reversing the momentum of Oslo. Oslo gave Yasir Arafat diplomatic recognition. With that recognition, Arafat (and his successors) sought the ability to wage violent war on Israel under the protection of the United Nations. He clearly achieved partial success even boldly demanding UN "peacekeepers" during the 2000 "Al Aksa intifada".

Right now, the United States has a presence at the UN Security Council that can bluntly reverse the momentum of Oslo. (I'm talking about Nikki Haley and the Trump Administration.) The environment has never been more favorable for implementing your policy proposal.

In addition to the above environment, there is also a rather simple fact facing some of Israel's enemies in Europe. Palestinian Arabs are not part of the sea of Muslim refugees streaming into Europe. For all the lies told about Israel's treatment of Palestinian Arabs ("downtrodden and disillusioned"...) nobody seems to be running for their lives from the "big, bad, Israelis". In this environment, the outrageous claims of anti-Semites have lost credibility. Many European governments are coming under increased public criticism from citizens who are demonstrating (in one way or another) their antipathy toward Arabs.

The time may never be better for Israel to adopt your policy proposal. I'd also add that the opportunity could be relatively brief.

Sincerely,

There is NO Santa Claus


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2AN IDEAS CONTEST FOR THE ISRAEL VICTORY PROJECT [240 words]
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Edmond RichterApr 22, 2018 05:57242822
1Dear Mr. Richter [83 words]Debanjan BanerjeeMay 1, 2018 05:20242822
2Guiding the perplexed our dear Deb! [244 words]dhimmi no moreMay 2, 2018 07:35242822
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4One of the best articles you've written in a while on the subject [361 words]There is NO Santa ClausApr 21, 2018 15:18242813
The Palestinians are already downtrodden and disillusioned [671 words]
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Joseph ClogstounApr 9, 2018 22:44242719
Menachim Begin and the Warsaw Ghetto. [10 words]Don DurhamApr 14, 2018 06:08242719
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2Pipes is clearly correct [229 words]John JaffeApr 3, 2018 13:37242662
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1Cowboys, and the American Dream! [190 words]Michael SMar 27, 2018 05:32242593
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7The Myanmar Option. [431 words]
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Reynald de ChatillonMar 27, 2018 00:01242586
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3A defeatist [309 words]Daniel RubioMar 26, 2018 08:20242580
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HarryMar 25, 2018 20:20242577
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4Criminal Palestine Should Be Destroyed [181 words]DaveMar 24, 2018 16:50242568
Dear Dave there is no military option [93 words]Debanjan BanerjeeApr 3, 2018 03:15242568
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Dear Mr. Hall [381 words]Debanjan BanerjeeJun 13, 2018 06:43242568
Our dear Deb but Allah tells the Jews to live in the promised land that he promised them and they should expel its occupants! [88 words]dhimmi no moreJun 13, 2018 14:01242568
Another question for our dear Deb! [70 words]dhimmi no moreJun 14, 2018 05:49242568
Poor Debanjan - Wrong again! [601 words]Peter HallJun 14, 2018 11:59242568
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1Convert or leave. [75 words]Reynald de ChatillonMar 29, 2018 00:41242564
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LudvikusMar 24, 2018 11:36242561
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Dr. Daniel Pipes Explicxitly means "No Colonialism Over the Palestinians" [306 words]LudvikusMar 28, 2018 16:43242561
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Our dear Deb is back! [245 words]dhimmi no moreMar 29, 2018 11:24242561
Q5-21:27 Did not much make sense [223 words]PrashantMar 29, 2018 19:01242561
Dear Ludvikus [170 words]Debanjan BanerjeeMar 30, 2018 03:37242561
1Dear Prashant [87 words]Debanjan BanerjeeMar 30, 2018 03:54242561
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You endanger the liberal Muslim women [141 words]Debanjan BanerjeeApr 3, 2018 03:12242561
Our dear Leopold and Q2:187 [155 words]dhimmi no moreApr 3, 2018 13:36242561
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I'know it's from Talmud [41 words]LeopoldApr 4, 2018 15:47242561
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2Logic defies Mr Debanjan Banerjee again [242 words]PrashantApr 4, 2018 23:20242561
2The religion of peace! [121 words]dhimmi no moreApr 5, 2018 13:44242561
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2Attention Leopold and Ayat al-Sayf [311 words]dhimmi no moreApr 10, 2018 07:38242561
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