One would think that with the elections over in Israel and the prolonged bartering being mostly ignored as usual until things appear to gel into something more resembling a coalition than a fish market on a Friday afternoon, that things would have smoothed over and present a more peaceful field. Not so here in the Middle East where nobody ever wants to find answers to problems as doing so only brings on even more problems and these replacements are always far more dire. The best example is the idea of dividing some of the lands liberated from Jordan in June of 1967 in order to form an Arab state, the twenty-second one if my memory and counting serves me correctly. After the Six Day War the world expected and had even mostly accepted that Israel would retain the Golan Heights and all of Judea and Samaria and those who really could not bring themselves to live in a Jewish run nation would need to resettle elsewhere, possibly even wherever they had fled to escaping what they believed would be wholesale slaughter of Arabs by the IDF; this was only one of the falsehoods of the time and may not have been the most dire and threatening. The IDF did not engage in slaughtering Arabs and was even written about later in some advanced studies undergraduate in their thesis that the <a href=http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/guilty-by-reason-of-innocence-new-insanity-from-israels-academic-leftists-2/2013/06/28/ target=blank>Israeli Defense Force soldiers are racists</a> and the proof was that after the Six Day War the IDF did not engage in raping the Arab women. This student claimed that the reason was not that the IDF was a civilized and merciful to those who posed the Jews and Israel no threat but because and solely because the soldiers did not consider the Arab women to be human beings.
The idea that Israel would retain the Golan Heights, Judea, Samaria and potentially Gaza continued alongside the argument that Egypt may never get any part of the Sinai Peninsula returned either. Peace came between Egypt and Israel, slightly frozen but peace just the same, and Israel returned not only all of the Sinai Peninsula but offered Gaza as well; the Egyptians refused to claim Gaza and insisted Israel retain Gaza. Later, when peace was made with Jordan Israel even offered to return the lands Jordan had occupied illegally but Jordan refused. These signs of valuing peace were taken as signs that Israel was weak and afraid which eventually led to the Oslo Accords in which the idea of an Arab state was presented. The areas of Judea and Samaria were divided into three partitions, one would remain as the core of the Arab state and one would remain as annexed by Israel. The Israeli areas included all of Jerusalem and approximately three-fourths of Judea and Samaria and the Arab state all of Gaza and the remainder of Judea and Samaria. The middle area was the contested area which was to be determined through negotiations and the so-called refugees were to be absorbed by the Arab state being formed along with the countries who held the refugees in camps refusing to allow them to integrate into their society and even forbidding them almost any human rights; but this was acceptable by the world at large.
Now the debate has come to how well armed and what size army will the Arab state be permitted and what amount of crew served weapons and rockets or missiles they may keep in their armories. It almost seems that the next demands will be to claim the Negev and the Galilee leaving the Jewish state with the Tel Aviv metropolitan areas, and a truncated metropolitan area at that. This should explain why Israel has decided that enough talk of staging the death of the Jewish state through negotiations, world pressures and demands or any other means with an emphasis on nuclear weapons delivered from the newly nuclear state of Iran as a present from the P5+1 nations and their weakness and perfidy. The fact that there is now a rumored threat that the White House is fed up with Israeli existence and their demands to be respected and have International Law enforced including little inconveniences such as Article 80 of the United Nations Charter and the San Remo Conference treaty and all that entails, then we can talk further.
One last thing, the point being made by Netanyahu when he explained that the Arab Party supporters were showing up at the polls in large numbers was reporting about the combined list which included three Arab parties and a Communist party all of whom were being brought to the polls even if they had not even given voting even the most casual of thoughts as the V15 “volunteers” under the direction of the brain trust from the United States operating on a State Department grant were going house to house and collecting people who had not shown up to vote by noon and were transporting them to the polling stations so it was a call for such mass voting to be matched, no more and thankfully no less. Had the White House not inserted their proxy to unofficially campaign against the current government of Israel and the status quo, this was their stated goal so as to get around Israeli campaign laws, and thus the slogan was, “Anybody but Bibi!” Well, the status quo has been corrected so they got half of what they desired, but as far as anybody but Bibi; well, not so much. How about an even stronger and bolder Bibi who is fully cognizant that he was elected to tell certain overbearing entities to back off and be careful how you tread on your way out the door; oh, and don’t let the door, well, you know. See ya in a while when anybody but Obummer is in the White House.
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