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Defeating the Palestinians

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Submitted by Alan Skorski (United States), Apr 4, 2006 at 15:41

Dr. Pipes, I agree with your thesis that Israel must defeat the Palestinians even if only psychologically in order to gain the upper hand and move forward to ending the conflict. The problem is, in the Arab mind they can never lose, especially to Jews or other infidels.

In his mind, Saddam Hussein still probably believes that he is winning the war against America. Because the Palestinians are driven by other forces besides common sense and knowing when to throw in the towel, they are not capable of admitting defeat, therefore, Israel's attempts at psychological victory, no matter what, will fail
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