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Children's School Textbooks about Palestine, Palestinians, Jews, and Israelis & Palestinian Life in Gaza

Reader comment on item: When Arab Politicians' Shouts and Whispers Contradict

Submitted by Robert (United States), Jan 14, 2023 at 13:47

Dear Dr. Daniel Pipes,

This is not a direct response to the issue you raise, obviously. However, the general issue your raise concerns the "honesty" or "two-faced" nature of Arab or Muslim states' statesmen, diplomats, and politicians. In brief, unlike the myth about our George Washington who allegedly admitted to his father that he chopped down the cherry tree, telling a lie for a "greater good" is permitted, and even a good tactic.

So I wish to direct your attention to the objective possibility of reading closely the textbooks that Arab and Muslim countries publish regarding Jews, Israelis, Zionism, etc., as the best way to know what the true policy of the country happens to be.

Regarding Perez, and Lieberman, issues raised by your reader, Reader David, I just wish to suggest that one need not be a Marxist, but a Realist, perhaps like Kissinger, to recognize the possibility of Gaza turning into a "Singapore of the Middle East." I think what your Reader David fails to realize is the unpredictability of timing in history. I think Israel is a great country to engage in "social engineering." Israel should, with Chutzpah, do this in spite of the Palestinian intransigence, and envies and hatred of by them (the other) of Israelis, Jews, and Zionism. The problem is that both Perez and Lieberman were just far ahead of their time - but maybe now is the right time. Imagine Israel re-conquering Gaza in pieces, maybe from the South, and establishing Tech Centers, with relatively high wages - so that Palestinians do not need to enter Israel proper for work. In other words, I'm suggesting a Jewish Mandate for the Palestinians in Gaza (whether they like it or not). Every conquering country that's victorious proceeds to govern the population over which it has Police Powers. Putin, the "Wild" "Asian" in Easternmost Europe now is a model for Israel at what it shouldn't do to the Palestinians. Israel should "occupy" Gaza, but in a constructive way - buy creating jobs and a viable economy, in spite of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. What you, Dr. Daniel Pipes probably can contribute best is an accounting of Pride and Humiliation on the Part of Arabs and Muslims under Islamic Culture. So the issue really comes down to that of how much "humiliation" Palestinians can endure. It is amazing how little effect the economic success of Israel has on the mind of Muslim Palestinians; "they" apparently only see the Apartheid nature of these Zionists - as if the holocaust like murders they commit under the label of Martyrdom or Resistance is immaterial.

In summary, the fact of the matter is that Gaza is a "failed state" economically, and Israel is in the best position to solve this matter for the best interests of both parties. Unfortunately, you, Dr. Daniel Pipes, I imagine, consider this kind of policy to be a mere form of applied Marxism, which I hypothesize is against your liking. But Israel was also build by Kibbutzim and Socialists. Why not have Israel establish Palestinian Kibbutzim in Gaza?

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