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One Hundred Twenty Five (125) Antisemitic Countries in the UN - Victory Over Them

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Jan 11, 2022 at 12:44

Dear Dr. Daniel Pipes,

I take your term, "Victory," metaphorically, because it usually involves a military war and arme3d violent battles, followed by the imposition of Peace Terms over those conquered. In the case of Israel, we have what we call Exceptionalism. In every war or skirmish, it generally does not result in Peace. Even in the case of the Golan Heights, which Israel absorbed as a part of its own country and state, what other country in the UN recognizes that annexation besides the USA?

As of written before, you had another Strategy before that of "Victory." I call it the Top-Down approach (Down to the Palestinians). I think you were correct the first time around. And so, Israel must see its Adversaries (not Enemies at War) as the 125 Countries of the UN who are, as far as my understanding of the word, "Antisemitic." Therefore how does one become "Victorious" over Antisemites>

Unfortunately, you also distinguish between Advocacy and Strategy. I can only guess, that Diplomacy falls under advocacy, so "fighting" these 125 countries would not be on your list. And, by the way, Trump used the word "fight" on January 6 which is interpreted by his adversaries or enemies as "violence" on the Capitol.

I can only hope that you will be more specific and not use the word "Victory" since that generally implies "War,"
and the adversaries or enemies of Israel are 125 countries who have seats on the UN General Assembly. How is Israel to be "Victorious" over these Countries? So I urge to engage in Advocacy rather than the vague notion of Victory (over the Palestinians). Or, in the alternative, how is Israel attain Peace with the 125 UN Countries who support the Palestinians, demand a Two-State Solution (even though there exists Palestinian Jordan as well mas Gaza).

Here's one Tactic. "Have Israel "invade" Gaza and create a Hong Kong, or Singapore there?

The Liberated Territories (liberated by Israel from Egypt and Jordan) must not be 100% "free of Jews." Ethnic Cleansing also involves preventing Jews from settling in Mandatory Palestine; the notion of "close settlement" which is written into the Palestinian Mandate that was adopted by the League of Nations (the predecessor of the UN) and separately by the USA, still applies. Therefore, a Strategy for Israel should include continuous Settlement, a Civil Right of the Jews in Mandatory Palestinian; Palestinian Jordan, as far as I know, is 100% "Ethically Cleansed" of Jews to this day - why?

And if you stick with your favored term "Victory," can who be more specific as to the Strategy and Tactics from your previous notion of Top-Down? Especially now, that the UN will scrutinize Israel more closely and permanently by its Human Rights new body?

Another Strategy or Tactic could be to let Abbas and his PA be defeated in elections, with Hamas "Victorious." What will then be the Policy of the 125 countries regarding a 2-state solution?

Finally (for this commentary) there is this fact on the ground, the major Sunni powers, Egypt and the Gulf States led by Saudi Arabia States, have shifted towards Israel! Will they want a "Muslim Brother" Hamas ruling a Palestinian State so close to their countries, while Sunni Hamas is a close ally of Shia Iran and its proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria? I don't think so.

I wish you would be more specific on your Policy and Strategy regarding a "Victory" for Israel. I concede that it's difficult in the rapid changes now occurring not only in the Middle East in this age of Digital and Social Media. But you are a world-class expert on the Middle East. There is of course always the issue of unintended consequences in War. But is Israel at "war" in its current "war between wars." Maybe Israel, together with Saudi Arabia cause a Regime Change in Iran soon? Who knows, right?

Maybe the Egyptians and Saudis are merely giving lip service to the notion of a Two-State Solution. I suspect that they really view a "Palestinian State" as a threat to their own regimes, and by now are against a Soverign Palestinian state, though they are afraid to state so publicly.

Maybe Trump will be re-elected, and then the Saudi will recognize Israel then.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I am not more specific for several reasons. Most importantly, I do not want to argue over precise methods but wish to put forward a general concept. When it's accepted, we can get specific.

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