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The Impossible Dream

Reader comment on item: Does Israel Need a [Peace] Plan?

Submitted by J. Spiro (United States), Feb 3, 2003 at 13:39

It's nice to try to apply intellect and logic to solve this problem.

It won't happen, because the problem predates modern Israel by 1400 years. The Muslims have never accepted Western ideas and values.

Even their negotiated peace with the Crusaders was a tactic to buy time to regroup and relaunch their campaign to evict the infidel... which they accomplished.

So any "Peace of Saladin" they may conclude with Israel will only be temporary. They will never surrender their goal of Jewish destruction because it is intimately bound up with Islam.

In other words, as long as Islam holds sway in the region, the problems will persist.


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