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Success vs Win

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Submitted by Jay (United States), Mar 29, 2006 at 01:18

There is no doubt that most of the Arab leaders including Palestinians have fought ,and are trying to fight, Israel to its death. The methods are varied,but the basic intentions seem the same. So as Dr.Pipes rightly describes, Israel is at war,and in war you should try to win.The problem is not in this obervation.The problem may be in the definition of win.

If winning means conquering all the hearts and minds and armies of every Arab and Muslim in the world,Israel doesnt stand a chance. No country has enough gas in their tanks to make everyone in every country from ski slopes to deserts see it only their way .Least of all one Jewish country of 6 million. On the other hand, Israel may well be nearing a new level of success in a few fields that are fair, rightly earned and recognized by both non Jewish and Arab alike. Will it constitute winning the war? It may reduce,or make more fruitless the war. One would hope it would end the war. It will largely depend on the success. Either way Israel must always stay alert. There will always be another dangerous ski slope and desert.
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