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Israel's security needs trump Muslim "rights"

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Submitted by Dave (United States), May 10, 2020 at 18:55

I am utterly sick and tired of hearing people advise Israel, a very tiny country surrounded by much larger, bloodthirsty enemies, to forgo more secure border changes out of consideration for the Muslim population which could be included therein. Israel owes nothing, NOTHING!, to those people.
Here are two reasons why: First, given the nature of the neighboring countries, that population has no chance to participate in a genuine democracy anyway, and when they have been able to vote, they've elected vicious Islamists such as Hamas or Egypt's Morsi. Second, everybody knows that Islamic terrorists are popularly feted with street celebrations and stipends; even now, for example, the US is vainly trying to extradite Alham Tamimi, the Sbarro massacre mastermind, from Jordan, and the Jordanian terrorists who murdered visiting Israeli schoolgirls several years ago have been considered heroes in Jordan's legislature.
It's a demographic fact that Muslims are everywhere in the region. Many of them immigrated to Israel to take advantage of the Zionist investment boom in the past, but whatever the reasons for their presence, they will have to be dealt with eventually if Israel is to ever break out into an area suitable for the daunting military challenges that face her and for her naturally expanding citizenry. That will mean making hard decisions which are appropriate for the population affected and not projecting rights and intentions onto them which do not exist. This is the Mideast, not the Midwest.
Ultimately, Israel will have to weigh those security considerations and the bold actions that they may require with their diplomatic fallout, as Dr. Pipes cautions. It's a tough choice.

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