As to be expected and as I predicted, the main architect of his Mideast “peace plan” has now declared that both parties need to compromise. Doesn’t that sound reasonable? No, it doesn’t for people who know anything about what is going on, for several reasons.
- Non-Jews want to come and kill all the Jews in Israel. Compromise: both parties need to give and take. What’s reasonable about that?
- Israel has been pressured to unilaterally finding the middle ground for decades, which has compromised (pardon the pun) its security greatly. No more!
- All these so-called bilateral processes always end up as a tool for the international community to force, fault and fine the only democratic partner, Israel. How naive and senile do they think we are to make the same mistakes again?
Kushner is still young but many Israeli’s have seen it all. It is unworkable. Even if they’d developed it for decades, by people who really carry Israel in their hearts, if the result is poor, it won’t work. And we can’t give our lives (again) for idle hopes. How arrogant – sorry to say – must these “peace builders” be to think that they know better than us?
As I mentioned before, as long as Bibi does not insist for the publication of the plan before the elections and does not explain why, we must suspect that he doesn’t want his voters to find out that he will fold again (Gush Katif), and we should vote right from the Likud.
There is no short-term solution. If you want to build for a long-term solution, teach our non-Jewish neighbors to love Jews.
And for those who are so “even-handed” that they must say that Jews should also learn to love Arabs, let me tell you that:
- A) More than half of Israeli consists of Arabs (Jewish and Gentile),
- B) When women are endangered by men, you don’t suggest that both parties need to learn to be more accepting of each other,
- C) Jews here love Arabs like no other group in the world loves their adversaries. (And not all Arabs are our enemies. Also, quite a number of them are really Zionist.) Almost all advocacy groups for Arabs in Israel are lead by Jews. Go lecture another nation, please.
No love for Jews, no peace in the Mideast. (And let Christians not give me this “Yeah, Islam.” With the history that Christians have towards the Jews, a little modesty regarding other religions would be fitting.)
Want peace here? Stamp out antisemitism. There is no alternative.
Sad but true.