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Reader comment on item: Should Israel Invade Gaza?

Submitted by Vadim Anshelevich (United States), Sep 27, 2019 at 15:16

The concept of "Israeli Victory" could be useful if it moves the American public opinion from seeing Palestinian Arabs as victims to seeing them as perpetrators who should be defeated. If this attempt to move American public opinion is successful, it would be a great achievement.

Unfortunately, this concept is utopian. For a variety of fundamental internal and external reasons Israel is not capable of "deprivation [of Gazan population] of food, water, fuel, and medicine". Neither Israel is capable of massive "destruction of homes, buildings, and infrastructure" in Gaza.

The liberal recipe for solving "Middle Eastern Conflict" requires Israel to make enough concessions to Arabs to pacify them. The "Israeli Victory" requires Israel to defeat Arabs to pacify them. These two recipes share the desire to do something to solve the problem and to establish "peace" once and for all. Americans in general, and American Jews in particular, are highly uncomfortable with the idea that "Middle Eastern Conflict" can be a permanent part of life.

In contrast to American Jews, many and maybe even a majority of Israeli Jews are ready to live and prosper in unfriendly and dangerous environment leaving the believers in the final defeat of their enemies for the Sabbath prayers. Like many generations of our ancestors.

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