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Reader comment on item: The Palestinian-Israeli War: Where It Came From, and How to End It

Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Mar 22, 2006 at 16:54

Mr. Pipes is right on the money that Israel and her allies have to show that it isn't worth it for the Arabs in Gaza and the West Bank to think they can push Israel into the sea.

After all, one of the lessons learned (albeit not loudly trumpeted) from the Dreyfus Affair was that Jews no longer trust others to exercise political authority over all of Jewry. It is far too easy a trap for Gentiles to fall into capriciousness and anti-Semitism. So, resolution has to be paramount by Israel in dealing with those who want to triumph over Israel.

The thought occured to me, Oslo = Munich. Not just the 1972 Olympics, but also the Munich Pact which sold out Czechoslovakia to Hitler.

So, it boils down to this: all those who wish Israel ill have to get the message that if they continue down the current path, it will be like an interminable plague of locusts descended. And what was lost was the past, the present and the future.

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