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Israel is facing an Arab mentality that cannot be bridged

Reader comment on item: The Year the Arabs Discovered Palestine [Long version]

Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Jul 13, 2016 at 01:16

Israel is facing an Arab mentality that cannot be bridged

United Nations' recommended a second division (first division was giving three quarters of Jewish territory for the new Arab State of Jordan in 1922) of Palestine (I stress recommended, not mandated and it is not enforceable if the parties do not agree, therefore, it is null and void) Resolution 181 that established a timetable and method for the recommended partitioning of Palestine aka The Land of Israel in two parts (the Jews accepted it and the Arabs emphatically refused to accept it). On the part of Jewish leadership and as the vote in late 1947 for partition loomed with continued violence between the nationalities, a final effort was made by Jewish Agency representatives to meet with the Arab League Secretary and forge a peaceful execution of reorganization. Their response from Secretary Azzam Pasha was: ... The Arab world is not in a compromising mood. It's likely... that your plan is rational and logical, but the fate of nations is not decided by rational logic. Nations never concede; they fight.

You won't get anything by peaceful means or compromise. (This Arab policy has not changed even after losing 4 wars. That is why all of Israel's concessions and compromises have not worked in achieving peace and will never work against such mentality. The Arabs are promoting and teaching their children to hate and commit terror and violence, they honor terrorists and suicide bombers).
You can, perhaps, get something, but only by the force of your arms. We shall try to defeat you, with the force of our Armies. I am not sure we'll succeed, but we'll try. We were able to drive out the Crusaders with the help of the Jews, but on the other hand we lost Spain and Persia. It may be that we shall lose Palestine. But it's too late to talk of peaceful solutions....

Thus, the Arabs lost the 1948 war and Israel thrived, against all odds. The Arabs lost three more wars against Israel; in the 1956 Sinai Campaign, the 1967 six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. After each war, Israel became stronger and more innovative. It was a choice between survival and extinction.

You would think; that the Arabs by now will have learned their lesson, and change direction, start pursuing co-existence, which will benefit both parties with an enormous economic development and a better standard of living, better schools, better healthcare, better housing and boost to moral.
"It is Harder to Make Peace Than to Make War"

YJ Draiman


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