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Victory as a means of peace

Reader comment on item: Pushing for an Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to End the Conflict with the Palestinians

Submitted by Ilbert Phillips, Dec 3, 2018 at 00:49

I have been baffled about the refusal of Israel to actually defeat the Arabs and Palestinians in war, to wit, no armistice, but actual peace. I suspect that part of the problem was that Israel did not have a sufficiently populated army to occupy the Arab countries that attacked Israel in 1948 and 1967. The domestic population was not that large as well.

In addition, the United States and the UN were not on board with this normal method of resolving a war. The Arab states controlled the world supply of oil and had the ability to cause economic panic in the world.

The time is ripe however for Israel to move forward, the Sunnis are afraid of Iran and are moving toward Israel, and the U.S. is exporting oil. Perhaps President Trump will tell the Israelis that they are free to defeat the Palestinians.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1What kind of victory the "Israeli Victory" means? [118 words]Vadim AnshelevichDec 8, 2018 13:22246438
Hamas [73 words]HaywardDec 7, 2018 23:19246432
2From West Germany to the West Bank [263 words]Peter WeiszDec 5, 2018 20:32246400
1Victory? [26 words]Stuart KaufmanDec 3, 2018 14:37246363
4An Israeli victory would also be an Arab victory, because it's the only option that would lead to mutual peace and prosperity. Here's how it would look: [309 words]G MarcusDec 3, 2018 10:43246356
A two front war would be hard [73 words]Eagle of NorwayDec 8, 2018 13:59246356
So Correct. thank You [48 words]Gary SackDec 3, 2018 09:40246354
the occupation dilemma [157 words]mythDec 3, 2018 06:57246350
Victory as a means of peace [145 words]Ilbert PhillipsDec 3, 2018 00:49246342
1Yes, but how does the Sunni rapprochement figure in? [122 words]DaveDec 2, 2018 21:22246341
Correction: These were not "460 rockets and missiles" [131 words]AnonDec 2, 2018 14:34246337

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