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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
Israel Victory Op-Ed By a Former IDF General: These Elections Should Be About Victory [103 words]CamelinspaceFeb 4, 2019 11:51247527
How about trying your breakthrough solution first in your home country? [37 words]G MarcusJan 15, 2019 19:17247167
Israel Victory vs. corporate interests [135 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
CamelinspaceJan 6, 2019 04:03246995
1You have no mistakes to make [787 words]Jorge_BannerDec 20, 2018 22:17246657
Half Hearted Response. [97 words]Reynald de ChatillonDec 16, 2018 23:24246584
Mr Pipes, I have a question - how do you politically define victory? [103 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
DongDec 16, 2018 22:16246583
My jpost letter on the "peace process" (12/12) and Al Arabiya [190 words]DaveDec 15, 2018 07:47246550
Why doens't Israel Want To Win? Is its non-win tactic really another way to fight? [165 words]Bryan TaplitsDec 13, 2018 12:24246528
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
Peace? [64 words]Doug CorriganDec 5, 2018 17:01246397
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
Variation of Circumstances: Israel Wins the Moment; But The Temple will be Built Under A Different Premise of the Promise [59 words]M ToveyDec 19, 2018 15:10246356
What about Israeli army and Mossad ? [158 words]Debanjan BanerjeeJan 15, 2019 00:22246356
Allah is a Zionist! [36 words]dhimmi no moreJan 15, 2019 14:23246356
2Two direct questions for Debanjan Banerjee [123 words]PrashantJan 15, 2019 23:09246356
1Only Israelis deserve happiness? [199 words]JeffJan 17, 2019 22:48246356
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
Peace Amongst Potential 'Middle East' Partners? There is No Practical Human Application in the ME. [121 words]MToveyDec 20, 2018 12:38246342
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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