69 million page views

A "bargaining chip"

Reader comment on item: Muslim Zionism
in response to reader comment: Enlighten us

Submitted by Kenneth S. Besig (Israel), Jun 11, 2006 at 02:22

A bargaining chip is by definition just that, something to be bargained with. When a nation or a military force gives up a "bargaining chip" for nothing in return, that is not a bargain, that is surrender. Victorious nations and military forces don't surrender, only defeated ones do. Israeli voters put into power a leader and a party which has incessantly preached retreat, and while Israel hasn't really been defeated, enough of our Jewish Israeli voters feel we have lost and voted accordingly.


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".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 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.)