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Accepting Israel is THE Jewish State is not the Question, But the Answer!

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Dec 4, 2007 at 13:27

After having read several others in this forum regarding the acceptance of the State of Israel by Muslims, we can certainly assume the darker and more virulent radical mentality that holds, "Israel must be wiped of the map." Stepping away for a more general look at the situation and we see that even supposedly more moderate opinions of the world community are suspect, such as when Kofi Annan appeared at a U.N. sponsored event in front of a map outlining Israel, but with all Jewish names and references replaced with Arab ‘Palestinian' ones. Acceptance, therefore, is determinant through a mindset that is willing to allow for a peaceful existence, which in this case is dubious because of perennially hostile neighbors.

We know that in the language of the purported neighboring populations of Israel, acceptance is not acceptable. Cessation of hostilities in the short term in order to press any advantage that may be so gained can be achieved, for a while.

Playing to that, we read of the long-time proposed condition by which peace may be obtained. Israel is constantly on the defensive, even from supposed friends who say, "Give up the land for peace." How much land is sufficient for that to be true? Israel's supposed friends do not know that answer, but the Arabs and Muslims do. Think about it.

From other published sources we read a supposedly more moderate view:

[Jordan's King Abdullah II inaugurated a new parliament Sunday with a call on Israel to relinquish war-won lands, saying that would help peace and security to prevail in the Middle East.

The king also urged unity among feuding Palestinian factions, saying the time has come for statehood.

"We emphatically tell Israel that ending the occupation of Arab and Palestinian lands, withdrawing from there and implementing legitimate international resolutions are the only way to realize just, permanent and comprehensive peace," said the staunch US ally who maintains cordial relations with Israel under the 1994 peace treaty.

Abdullah said a peaceful Arab-Israeli settlement would "guarantee a safe future for the region's peoples and its coming generations."

"We also say to the Palestinians that strength is in unity and weakness in disunity; so, unite your ranks and seize the available opportunity to realize peace and establish your independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip," he said.]

Remembering that Jordan lost the ‘Palestine' portion of the British Mandate after the war due to hostile actions against the returning Jews, we know that many in the Hashemite Kingdom still consider that territory theirs, much in the same way Syria is chafing at the bit to try and get back the Golan. We know this because Syria has said no peace can be considered by them without this being resolved to their satisfaction. The infighting of Fatah and Hamas for control of the P.A. almost seems petty by comparison.

Relinquish war-won lands? Israel was re-established from a war weary international environment, a seething cauldron of conflicting interests unable to come to any resolution except one, to prevent Jews from regaining a homeland. With only token approval, the Jews did not just walk in, but fought for the land. During World War II, the Arab/Muslim interests worked with the Nationalist Socialists of the Deutschland to eliminate the Jewish presence in the Middle East. Their failure came back to haunt them, for they found that the Eternal Sovereign of the Jewish people was at work and made His provision for the Jewish people to regain their homeland. It seems today that few really appreciate the full significance of that, especially in the Muslim community. Hence, for the many who take the ‘Palestinian' position, it is all war-won.

Acceptance? Others have said it and it is reiterated here that so many of the Muslim community have vowed to never accept Israel, and are driven by their continual Islamic based preaching to never allow Israel any quarter, to the point of death. They do this oblivious to the promise of the Almighty God has given for the future of Israel. In the Hebrew Holy Scriptures acceptance of Israel is not presented as an option for the future of all other nations, but is mandatory for their very existence.

Think about it. Prior to 1947, no one thought about a re-born Jewish homeland. Now, they cannot get the existence of Israel out of their minds, and never will. The sooner all resign to the existence of Israel intact with the lands promised to Abraham and accept it, the sooner all will realize the true terms for peace, not only in the Middle East, but for the whole world.

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