You know another sacrifice is demanded when Israel must prove that the Jews want a peace agreement by sacrificing for the cause when former President Carter comes visiting and meets with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority separately while refusing to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister presumably because Netanyahu does not desire to make peace or else he would be willing to sacrifice for peace. As is the usual ritual before demanding that Israel make sacrifices for peace, there have been no demands for Mahmoud Abbas or Hamas in Gaza to make even the slightest sacrifice for peace. We are constantly reminded that Mahmoud Abbas is in too weak a position to make any sacrifices for peace and that this too is Israel’s fault. It is up to Israel to make sacrifices for peace and also meet some, not necessarily all at once, but to meet some and eventually every wish list demand made by Abbas so as to strengthen his position so he will be able to make peace. This begs the question of why we have to do anything to strengthen Mahmoud Abbas so he can make peace and why are we dealing with somebody who is unable to make peace without being constantly propped up by our sacrifices. Perhaps the Palestinians should hold those elections which have been on hold basically since 2006 and allow the Arabs to choose a leader who will be capable of making peace.
Of course the reason that the Arabs have had no election and nobody anywhere seems to care that they refuse to hold new elections as they know that Abbas would be out of power immediately after the votes were counted unless massive fraud were to take place. The reason the Arabs are never required to even make a list of exactly what it would take to have peace and an end to the threatened hostilities towards Israel by the Arab terror leaders is it is known that they would be unable of making up a list which would permit for any existence of Israel. If Hamas were to draw up such a resolution it would also include a world without Jews. Abbas would merely want Israel replaced by an Arab state. As far as the Arabs making a sacrifice for peace, Abbas has said that were he to make even the slightest concession to Israel that he would be thrown from office. Does not this point to the problem which stands in the way of peace, that Abbas is a maximalist who will only accept the death of Israel as the only peace result. You want proof, simply have Abbas draw up exactly what compromise he would be willing to accept and which items he would be willing to forgo for a real and permanent peace and it will become apparent that there is no room for compromise in the Arab position. There never has been the slightest room for compromise and never will be any room for compromise. Abbas does not desire peace; he desires complete and total victory. Abbas is still fighting the war and believes he will win as his allies in the West are so foolish and are backing his position without ever inquiring what that position might be.
The reason behind there never having been a demand for the Arab leadership to draw up any listing of their demands for peace is because there is no need; the Arabs make their demands readily obvious to even the most casual observer if only they would open their ears, eyes, and most of all, minds. They go so far as to brazenly chant their demands on college campuses when they hold their hate Israel and the Jews rallies where Netanyahu is burned in effigy and the chants include some real gems. Perhaps a list of my top couple of their chants which can be heard on many college campuses during their anti-Israel week rallies reveals the underlying hatreds such as “From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free;” and “Death to Israel, Death to America;” and any number of references to the Holocaust with this little gem creeping its way up the favorites list on campuses everywhere, “Jews to the Gas.” The anti-Israel, anti-Zionist leaders and the masses of useful idiots who are following their lead have finally gotten to the point where they are so comfortable that they no longer are required to hide their true roots in anti-Semitism, yes, you heard that correctly, they have dropped all pretense and are now chanting straight and unadulterated anti-Semitic tropes. But of course you knew their roots all along as it is also the roots behind the European hatred, their libelous and vicious spites and hatreds of Israel. There is more vitriol backing the rage seen expressed in a single anti-Israel rally demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of their own legally recognized and treaty backed Israeli lands than in all the rallies against the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus or virtually any other demonstrations against any other grievance one could name. And why is this? Simple, because it has the force of the thousands of years of Jew hatred fueling it. This is why the demands are always made of Israel to sacrifice just as the Jews have always been put upon to sacrifice, the Jewish nation is now the largest of all things Jewish. Further, it just sticks in the craw of every anti-Semite that there exists a place where Jews defend themselves and do so quite successfully. The real driving force of the so-called ‘Peace Process’ is to bit by bit tear apart the Jewish state and force the Jews back into their position as beggars always subject to the whims of those who hold power over them. Israel is the Jew amongst the nations and is treated as if it were a single Jews who has had the audacity to say ‘No!’ to its assumed masters.
That is what is choking the world on its hate, the words ‘Never Again!’ are now a real force with the will of the Jewish People which after a near two-thousand-year banishment in the wilderness have finally started making their way home and in that home having an ability to protect the Jews from all assailants. There is a wellspring of Zionist and Jewish power opening in the Middle East right where it was written of and predicted by Torah, the Bible, Talmudic texts and virtually every Jew’s heart and the realization of the Jews once again becoming an equal amongst the nations exists and awaits them nestled at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. The Jewish state has been made to reappear exactly as it was stated throughout the Bible, the Old Testament where predictions stated that Israel, the Jewish State, would return in a day brought forth into the world of nations. The Jewish State would simply appear in a day never to be vanquished again and the Israelis believe this promise will be kept if only by the will of the eternal people, as the Jews were referred to by Mark Twain. And the Israelis actually have a few simple demands we wish to have recognized, but even if not, we will defend them just the same. One is we will not return to the Diaspora, another is we will keep that which is ours between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, and most important of all, Jerusalem is our spiritual heart and eternal capital city, all of Jerusalem undivided and blessedly ours. Governments may make moves to destroy the parts that the Jews claim, but Israel will not be the sacrificial lamb on the altar of peace and in the end we will have our peace on our small piece of land, and the world will be content with that at long last.
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