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Utopia are inherently dangerous

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Submitted by Vadim Anshelevich (United States), Sep 27, 2019 at 15:16

The concept of "Israeli Victory" could be useful if it moves the American public opinion from seeing Palestinian Arabs as victims to seeing them as perpetrators who should be defeated. If this attempt to move American public opinion is successful, it would be a great achievement.

Unfortunately, this concept is utopian. For a variety of fundamental internal and external reasons Israel is not capable of "deprivation [of Gazan population] of food, water, fuel, and medicine". Neither Israel is capable of massive "destruction of homes, buildings, and infrastructure" in Gaza.

The liberal recipe for solving "Middle Eastern Conflict" requires Israel to make enough concessions to Arabs to pacify them. The "Israeli Victory" requires Israel to defeat Arabs to pacify them. These two recipes share the desire to do something to solve the problem and to establish "peace" once and for all. Americans in general, and American Jews in particular, are highly uncomfortable with the idea that "Middle Eastern Conflict" can be a permanent part of life.

In contrast to American Jews, many and maybe even a majority of Israeli Jews are ready to live and prosper in unfriendly and dangerous environment leaving the believers in the final defeat of their enemies for the Sabbath prayers. Like many generations of our ancestors.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
victory in gaza [8 words]
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Jan LapterOct 9, 2019 05:44255300
Gaza border [20 words]
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RodOct 7, 2019 16:16255263
Love Rod's idea [65 words]PrashantOct 8, 2019 23:26255263
identifying candidates for the new regime [155 words]mythOct 3, 2019 08:24255190
Should Israel invade Gaza? [501 words]PrashantSep 30, 2019 21:52255147
Gaza cannot be excised, but it can be shrunk like a wart [88 words]DaveSep 28, 2019 06:16255100
Utopia are inherently dangerous [210 words]Vadim AnshelevichSep 27, 2019 15:16255089
Gaza invasion? [26 words]
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Dan SchnittkerSep 25, 2019 10:43255022
1Gaza vs. Iran - for an Israeli Victory, Consider Iran First [444 words]RobertSep 24, 2019 15:21255002
2Strategic Bombing [85 words]Allen MillerSep 24, 2019 14:02254999
2if "we must uproot the terror from within Gaza", then Martin Sherman's policy is what is needed [transfer] [28 words]RonSep 24, 2019 08:56254992
2Can you "defeat" an idea? [151 words]Yoel Ben-AvrahamSep 24, 2019 03:56254983
Shaalu shalom Yerushalaim - Eventually Answered [104 words]M ToveySep 24, 2019 16:21254983
2We all know the answer [84 words]KoerbaghSep 24, 2019 03:36254982
2Total Victory is Possible. [109 words]Reynald de ChatillonSep 24, 2019 01:55254980
1Victory. [158 words]MARKSep 24, 2019 00:20254973
1Declaration of War [87 words]Thomas E. MaddocksSep 23, 2019 23:44254972
What about a few surgical strikes [50 words]BernardSep 23, 2019 23:18254971
1From the River to the Sea [40 words]Ringo PhoneboneSep 23, 2019 22:29254970

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