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Enemy #4

Reader comment on item: Israel's Domestic Enemy

Submitted by Andrew (United States), Dec 20, 2006 at 00:46

1. I might have thought you would include enemy #4: the UN and many third world (and often European) countries. While these countries are not violent in the same way as #s 1 and 2 (and to some extent, #3), they are still enemies, who "contribute" to the continuing assault on Israel.

2. Re your point below: it's out of your character to make a recommendation between your first and third options (option 2 is out of Israel's control), but it would be nice to know your thinking. And how Israel could practically effect the third choice, if that is a viable alternative. Sort of how are we to get 12mm+ illegal aliens out of the US! The answer is we can't and won't. -af

Three brutally simple choices face Israelis: either Jewish Israelis give up Zionism; or Muslim Israelis accept Zionism; or Muslim Israelis don't remain Israeli for long. The sooner Israelis resolve this matter, the better.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

1. One might also include in #1 the Left, self-hating Jews, et al. But they don't take up arms against Israel and so I did not include them as enemies.

2. By "Muslim Israelis don't remain Israeli for long," I am referring to the possible withdrawal of their citizenship, not their physical removal from the State of Israel.

Understood in this way, I find this option superior to the alternatives.

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