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Israel's Options

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Submitted by Ken Platt (United States), May 22, 2002 at 13:45

Mr. Pipes,
The relationship between Israel and the Palistinian/Arabs will not change until the Arabs have something to lose. Arabs as individuals are little different from the rest of us, as a society they are a dead weight around the neck of civilization.
Until the Palestinians start losing territory because of their continuing aggression, there will be no peace. The only thing they understand is an overwhelming military defeat. Unfortunately Israel has been prevented from administering that defeat by outside forces. The Palestinians/Arabs have been saved by the outside world from defeat in 5 (?) separate wars with Israel. Instead of realizing that "Allah" is not only NOT on their side but is, in fact, against them, they view these defeats as great victories.
Instead of withdrawing, Israel should begin to irrevocably annex additional West Bank and Gaza territory and evict the people living there every time there is a terrorist act. Publish a list of what territory will be annexed for each additional attack if necessary! At some point the terrorism will stop or the annexation process will be complete. At which time subsequent terrorist attacks will all originate from another country and would be considered acts of war and dealt with accordingly.
Is this politically correct? Certainly not. Could it gain enough support from the rest of the world for Israel to do it? Probably not but ask that question after the Eiffel Tower is destroyed by a terrorist bomb or a couple of hundred Norwegian legislators are killed in a terror attack, or a cruise liner is sunk in an Italian port. The answer may be different.
I am not Jewish. I am not against the Arabs as individuals but their culture of hatred SUCKS. I am against the kind of stupidity that originates and supports terrorism.
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