web analytics
April 21, 2014 / 21 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



Is this Peace the Real Thing?

None of the ideas so blithely bandied about would give Israel and Israelis any added security.
British Consul-General to Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

British Consul-General to Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Share Button

The media are full of news of an upcoming “peace” sic agreement between Israel and the Arabs. But the more I read about it, the less peaceful it seems.

British Consul-General to Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean hedged Saturday that “a permanent agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will be reached by the spring of 2014,” the Palestinian news agency Maan reported.

According to the report, Fean said that the agreement will include joint Israeli-Palestinian sovereignty over Jerusalem.

The British consul-general was quoted as saying that the spring of 2014 is going to be “crucial to the inception of a Palestinian state on the basis of a political solution,” adding that “Jerusalem will serve as the shared capital of Israel and the future Palestinian state and the agreement will also include land swaps.”

What is peace?

Everyone keeps harping that we need “peace,” but none of the ideas so blithely bandied about would give Israel and Israelis any added security. Nothing like this has ever, ever worked any place in the world, so why should anyone in their right mind think it would work in the Middle East between Israel and those Arabs sworn to destroy us?

The “world” and Israel’s Left-Center-Left keeps on insisting that the P.A. Abbas, Fatah, is a moderate with whom we can work things out, unlike Hamas, but those two groups are in constant contact and on the verge of officially merging.

Abbas added that he spoke to Hamas leaders Khaled Mashaal and Ismail Haniyeh “on a personal level” and that their positions on reconciliation were “not that far apart. There is now some serious discussion about reconciliation [between the PA and Hamas],” Abbas said.

So, it’s very simple logic to conclude that an agreement with Fatah must be kept with Hamas. Will teh Israeli Government allow logic to get in the way of this dangerous ideology? It reminds me too much of the tragic mistake the government made prior to the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when it allowed the “conceptzia” to rule logic. The Israeli term “conceptzia” means preconceived notion\presumption\ideology or wishful thinking. The “conceptzia” blinds the mind to accepting reality. They don’t want to hear the truth, because it will make them look foolish.

I’d call this simple math. If Hamas joins Abbas’s Fatah, then we have to pay very strong attention to what Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is saying, and he’s telling his supporters to start a new strong intifada against Israel.

Minister Ismail Haniyeh delivered a speech on Saturday in which he called for a renewed violent uprising against Israel.

Calling the Schalit deal a “historic victory,” Haniyeh said, “Hamas will continue to act with all means to free all fighters in the prisons of the Zionist enemy.”

Haniyeh praised recent Palestinian attacks against Israelis in Judea and Samaria and called for Palestinians in that region to resume the armed struggle against Israel.

“We send our blessings from Gaza to our brothers in the West Bank who carried out the recent attacks against the occupier,” Haniyeh said. “Our heroic brothers in the West Bank must rise up, resume armed resistance against the occupier and embark on a popular uprising on the streets of the West Bank.”

So, I ask you very simply and directly:

What kind of peace can we have with them?

Let’s immediately cease talking and start conducting ourselves, the State of Israel as a fully sovereign nation!

Visit Shiloh Musings.

Share Button

About the Author: Batya Medad blogs at Shiloh Musings.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

No Responses to “Is this Peace the Real Thing?”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
BDS targets Zabar's; Carole Zabar promotes BDS proponents.
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS
Latest Blogs Stories
Community Surveillance.jpg

The Justice Department allows the FBI to use demographic mapping, but the NYPD no longer can.

The Trophy System creates a protective dome which shields tanks from anti-tank missiles.

Check out the IDF’s most innovative weapons (at least the ones they can tell us about.)

Baruch Mizrachi Funeral

When will the State of Israel decide the Palestinian Arabs are a hostile enemy and treat them as such?

Israeli troops guarding the northern border.

Like Hamas, Hezbollah also builds tunnels. Those tunnels pose a serious danger to IDF border patrols.

Visa has ads in an Egyptian magazine in which a story describes Jews as vampires. And worse.

World Council of Churches expresses solidarity with “Palestinians” ‘languishing’ in Israeli prisons.

The Seder: We starve (during the sometimes endless recitations and discussions) and we feast.

The unique skills of people on the autistic spectrum adds great breadth to IDF intelligence work.

Passover is a road that we still travel, a long journey from slavery to freedom.

In Iran, 131 offenses are punishable by death, including blasphemy, adultery and homosexuality.

Women must eat Matzah on Pesach too but that is also a time bound positive commandment.

Pro-Israel leaders on campus are as important as the troops in the IDF and professional hasbaraniks.

The seder reminds us of our freedom now that we are home again in the land of the Nation of Israel

IDF helicopters are ready to act on a moment’s notice to defend the State of Israel.

The Samson Super Hercules aircraft ensures the IDF can safeguard Israel from far beyond her shores.

More Articles from Batya Medad
Haggadah for the Passover Seder.

The Seder: We starve (during the sometimes endless recitations and discussions) and we feast.

Justin Hayet (second from right) at the State University of New York at Binghamton, supporting Israel against anti-Israel attacks.

Pro-Israel leaders on campus are as important as the troops in the IDF and professional hasbaraniks.

Before Begin’s policy of withdrawing from Land liberated in the 6 Day War, today’s scenario was unthinkable.

Rosh Chodesh Nissan commemorates the very first mitzvah.

Today’s supposedly Center-Right politicians are more like the Extreme Left of earlier, safer time

I said to the Arab woman, ‘if the politicians would just leave us alone, we’d have peace.’ She agreed.

Jolie decided she doesn’t need her mammary glands and ovaries, we in Israel do not need the United States of America.

I’m glad that we never had to choose between the country of our birth and the country of our choice!

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/shiloh-musings/is-this-peace-the-real-thing/2013/10/21/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: