Beyond the Cusp

October 21, 2013

And They Ask Why Israel is Unable to Reach a Peace with the Palestinians

There may not be countless reasons why the Israelis have been unable to reach a lasting peace with the Palestinians but let us list a few of the reasons and actions which depict the roots of the difficulty. One of the most important impasses has been the fact that the Arab world as well as the Palestinians refuse to recognize Israel serving as the homeland of the Jewish people. They refuse to recognize that close to three thousand years of Jewish history was made in and around Jerusalem, Hevron, Shechem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Yafo, Ashkelon, Beersheba, Nazareth, and all of the land west of the Jordan River. They deny that either of the two Jewish Temples ever stood in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount and claim that the Western Wall was built in order to allow the construction of the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock despite the wall dating back approximately one thousand years before the birth of Mohammad, let alone the building of the Islamic structures placed on the Temple Mount in order to supplant the Jewish Temples having been built there and also in an effort to prevent the construction of a third Jewish Temple. They claim that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and many other Jewish holy figures were Islamic and the Jews falsely claim them to be Jewish. The Jews have difficulty making any peace based on mutual recognition of each other’s rights as a people when the Arabs, both Palestinian and numerous others throughout the world, refuse to recognize that Jews have rights as equals with Muslims and demand that the Jews live as Dhimmi under Islamic rule and forfeit any claims to equality or rights of a citizen in their own state. The fact that as Muslims the Palestinians also believe that as the lands of Israel were conquered by Muslims and were once ruled by Muslims that the lands must forever be under Muslim rule otherwise a state of conflict must exist until the lands are returned to Muslim rule. But all of these are often dismissed as technicalities which could be resolved if the Jews would simply be reasonable and recognize the rightfulness of the Islamic claims to the lands and how the land must be ruled by Muslims while all others must live as Dhimmi under the protection of Muslims and under the Islamic code of Sharia relegating them to second class citizens at best.

 

Then there are the more visceral offensiveness often displayed by many of the Palestinian Arabs that do more than indicate the complete lack of respect but also a rancorous hatred by the Arabs for the Jews and Israelis in general. A recent example of such was the second time in five months that Palestinian Authority Arab residents of Beit Umar, located between Halhoul and the Etzion Bloc and not far from Hevron, have placed a Nazi flag over a major thoroughfare where Jews pass in their vehicles simply to serve as an insult and instigation for further ill feelings. This is committed while at the same time the Palestinian Authority leadership refuse to recognize the history and the fact that the Holocaust ever occurred. Their Holocaust denial stands in contrast to their claims that they will finish that which Hitler started and complete the final solution. This goes hand-in-hand with their celebratory celebrity status given to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini who spent most of the time during World War II in Berlin or within the lands under Nazi rule where he lobbied very strenuously in favor of the eradication of the Jews of Europe and demanded that when the Nazis conquered the Holy Lands and the rest of the Middle East that the Final Solution be extended to deal with the rest of the Jewish people. The Mufti also recruited Muslim volunteers for the German armed forces operating in the Balkans forming two Muslim S.S. divisions. He also broadcast propaganda into the Middle East in an effort to turn the Muslim populations against the allies and into the service of the Third Reich and he was rather successful. The entire history of the Palestinian Arabs is a fabrication spun to follow loosely Jewish history and was crafted by Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas soon after forming the PLO as they saw that they could spin and propagandize into existence a false history establishing a Palestinian people that was indigenous despite there not being any history of such even during British rule or under Ottoman rule. They were aided greatly in this narrative by their handlers from the KGB which backed the efforts of the PLO as the Soviets backed the Arab nations against Israel from the late 1950s until the collapse of the Soviet Union.

 

Another reason that a peace has been difficult, if not impossible, has been the fact that whenever negotiations resume between Israel and the Palestinian Authority the levels of violence and numbers and severity of terror attacks greatly increase. In response to this increase the United States and the Europeans treat it as something for which Israel must simply endure and they claim that it is simply a strong reason for Israel to make concessions and do whatever is required to appease the Palestinian demands and thus allow for a peace to be reached. The Palestinian Authority also use this lenience bordering on permission from the Western leaders as a blessing to continue their violence while making even more demands. No matter what Israel offers the Palestinian Authority negotiators demand even more. Even President William Jefferson Clinton admitted after the Wye River negotiations that Yasser Arafat turned down what was probably the best offer that could have been expected and which, according to President Clinton, met 99% of what Arafat was demanding and yet he simply turned down the offer and simply walked away not even offering any new deal or compromise. It was soon after this that Yasser Arafat ordered the start of the Second Intifada which claimed over one thousand Israeli lives before Israel finally replied with the IDF going into the Palestinian areas within Judea and Samaria breaking up the terrorist networks and destroying their supplies of weapons, explosives, bomb belts, and other terror supplies and stores. The given fact was that Ariel Sharon had entered and defiled the al-Aqsa Mosque was proven to be a lie. It was confirmed by Suha Arafat, Yasser Arafat’s wife, after his death that he had ordered the Second Intifada immediately after returning from the failed negotiations and that he had planned them before leaving for the Wye River negotiations. Furthermore, anybody who has paid even the slightest of attention to the growing litany of demands, preconditions, and presumed Israeli obligations which are regularly carried out and demanded before the press by Mahmoud Abbas have realized that the list is virtually never ending and that if Israel were to surrender even half of the demands in order to make peace then there would be no Israel as a result.

 

Palestinian society is inundated with anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and anti-Zionist propaganda through their music, television, radio, media, school lessons, textbooks, political speeches, and every possible avenue in their society that terrorists are honored, terrorism is highly valued, and hatred of Israel and the Jews permeates everywhere they turn. They name roads, parks, schools, soccer teams, tournaments, parades, playgrounds, summer camps and everything possible after terrorists usually choosing those who either died in what they define as a glorious manner killing the hated Jews or those who were the most deadly murderers of civilians. They often refer to these terrorists as holy warriors fighting in their holy Jihad against the occupier Jews yet if Israel replies in any manner using IDF troops the Palestinians then decry that Israel is using the weapons of war against defenseless Palestinians. In their version of a just world the Palestinians are permitted to utilize any and all methods and opportunities to kill Israeli civilians but Israel must never be permitted to defend and fight against even the terrorists. They have become excellent propagandists often utilizing the same methods utilized by the Nazis and the Soviets in their implementation of using news, music, and all forms of communication in order to inundate and indoctrinate their population as well as representing their plight to the world demonizing the Israelis for wanting to live in peace in their own land. When those the world demands you make peace with will agree only that you have the right to the peace of the grave and that they not only intend to put you into one, they plan to dance on them once your covered, providing they can wait that long, then making a just and honest peace becomes impossible. Many ask what would it take for the Arabs to make peace with the Israelis. The only way that even a temporary peace could be reached would be if the Israelis threatened to conquer sufficient Arab territory that making some form of peace would save them, then they would agree to make a Hudna. What many in the West do not understand is that in Islam there is no word for peace. They divide the world into two spheres, the lands of Islam where Islam rules and the lands of war where Islam will eventually defeat them and rule these lands in the end of all struggle. To the Muslims the only way the world can have real peace is when Islam rules over all of the Earth and all the inhabitants are followers of Islam. When the Muslims make a treaty they call it a Hudna which is a peace which is to presumably last ten years or until the Islamic forces feel they are strong enough to prevail on the field of battle. A Hudna may not be broken by the non-Islamic forces and can only be broken by the Muslims when they are confident of victory and not before. Even the supposed ten year limit could technically be extended should the Islamic forces remain inferior and unable to be assured of victory. Who would not desire to enter into a Hudna styled peace agreement knowing the truth? Such a deal they have for us.

 

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