69 million page views

Objective of Cessation of Hostilties When Peace Cannot be Achieved

Reader comment on item: Searching for Peace
in response to reader comment: yes, question

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 20, 2022 at 16:39

Peace in the Middle East. while potentially an admirable objective, has no perceptible chance of accomplishment, either in the current hostile environment in which the world harbors more ill will towards Israel than not (the United Nations' country club of anti-Semitism); and the continued antagonism of the Arab neighborhood in the form of the 'Palestinian' contingent and other erstwhile malevolent actors in the region, not necessarily Islamic, but of other secular and non-specific religious acrimonious attitudes. Yet Israel persists.
There is little passage of daily time where an exception of the enmity towards Israel occurs; rock and molotov cocktail launches, (balloon launches every once in a while), settler provocations towards Arab hostilties, seething 'Palestinian' invectives hurled in the airwaves and backed-up with martyr-syndrome planned attacks directed towards a population that would love a moment's peace but cannot get that satisfaction for any fraction of a moment. The citation of scholar Mordechai Kedar and his observation of the dynamics of why the situation exists as it does, does nothing to provide any sense that a solution is obtainable in any near term prognostication of the circumstances that encircles Israel with little reason to expect nothing more than the same. Actually, there is one citation of hope; where in the Hebrew Holy Writ, a message comes that leads to the setting out of a cup for Elijah's return.
The promise is there; but the cautionary tale; watch out for when Elijah does visit for his drink from that cup.
The timing will be excruciating...that's because he comes with a warning about hostilities not stopping; yet.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Objective of Cessation of Hostilties When Peace Cannot be Achieved by M Tovey

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)