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Had the Arabs been able to live in peace

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Jul 12, 2011 at 04:53

Had the Arabs be able to live in peace at all, this world would look quite differently. Unfortunately there is no peace in the Arab world, and there never was, except perhaps in the legends of the Arabian Nights. The Arabs are demonstrating time and again that as a group they are incompatible with the external "non-believer" world, and that they are incapable to live in peace also among themselves. "Peace" in Arab world means "stability", which is reached only when a group of armed thugs is violently and ruthlessly imposing its authority over the rest of their subjects; and this of course lasts till the next group of thugs is able to overthrow the previous one. One of the most cohesive forces among these people is their collective hatred towards the West and of course toward Jews, and the ruling thugs are always trying to harness this hatred to their advantage.

Now let's try to figure out what would have happened in Palestine if the Arabs would have acted for a change REASONABLY and not like….Arabs. First of all, among themselves, they would have had a reasonable peaceful civil order and not a regimen of terrorist thugs. Second they would have been able to live in peace with the relatively affluent Jewish immigration from which they could have had learnt a lot, and could have enjoyed the prosperity brought by them. It is an open secret that in the early phases of the Zionist awakening, the Jews had a very romantic and positive sentiment towards the Arabs, and considered them as close kins. The Jews always aspired to live peacefully and in mutual respect with their Arab neighbors, and this is true even today, except that today, after the Arabs have taught the Jews a few lessons about whom they really are, the Jews must be a bit more careful.

Regarding the map of the ME:

1. The Jewish state would be confined in the borders of the 1947 Partition Resolution, coexisting in peace with the surrounding Arab states.

2. The Arab states would have kept their MOST VALUABLE Jewish citizens instead of robbing them and chasing them away. They also would have welcomed also valuable European Jewish immigration.

3. The whole ME would have turned into an economic and technologic marvel. Just imagine all those trillions of petrodollars wasted in wars against Israel and against each other, invested in EDUCATION and SOCIAL WELFARE.

4. And so on and on.

5. Well my friends: DREAM, DREAM, DREAM….

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