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Since Israel isn’t the Aggressor, Peace Isn’t Up to Us

A woman sits next to the grave of an Israeli fallen soldier on Har Herzl.

A woman sits next to the grave of an Israeli fallen soldier on Har Herzl.
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David Ben Gurion reading the Declaration of Independence of Israel on May 14, 1948 in Tel Aviv

The State of Israel from its very inception, from those few simple words of independence and even before, has always bent dangerously over backwards to have peaceful coexistence with the Arabs who live here in our Land. Therefore, peace, true peace, isn’t up to us. We’ve offered it on gilded platters forever. Nothing we do will bring peace to our Land.

It’s the aggressor, the Arabs, who terrorize us, murder, maim Jews and undermine our national security who must change totally for there to be peace, true peace.

The demands of the P.A.’s Abbas must be silenced!

Speaking to a group of Israeli journalists in Ramallah, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas laid out his three conditions for continuing talks with Israel: that Israel release the fourth batch of Palestinian security prisoners, including Israeli-Arabs, and that none of them be deported; that Israel freeze all settlement construction; and that the first three months of the extended talks deal with the borders of a future Palestinian state. (Jerusalem Post)

We should be shouting out the truth!

The messages Mahmoud Abbas sends to Arabs are the ones we should be paying attention to, not his well-crafted English for foreigners and journalists. Remember that we’re not going to have peaceful coexistence with his public relations team. Peace has to be with ordinary people, and the Arabs Abbas is trying to control either support Hamas or prefer that the Israeli Government stay in charge. There are very few Arabs, except those on the “take,” who want to perpetuate his rule. Corruption is rampant in the P.A. under Abbas.

Abbas admits PA sent terrorists to kill Israelis
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:”I demand [the release of] prisoners because they are human beings, who did what we, we, ordered them to do. We – the [Palestinian] Authority. They should not be punished while we sit at one table negotiating. Besides, they spent many years in prison. How much longer? Do they have to spend all their life in prison and even die there?”Interviewer: “How can we deal with their criteria “bloodstained hands?”

Abbas: “Such talk is illogical talk and I do not accept it. What does a bloodstained hand mean? We were fighting each other. They kill and kill. They hunt down people with planes and tanks and killed. The soldier who kills 50 or 20 persons here and there – are his hands stained with talc powder? They are stained with blood. This is war. One (i.e., Israel) ordered a soldier to kill, and I ordered my son, brother, or others, to carry out the duty of resistance (i.e., euphemism for terror). This person killed and the other person killed. So why say this person’s hands are stained with blood, and [he] must be kept in prison? He is a fighter just like any other fighter. We were in a state of fighting. When a truce is reached, in any country in the world, the past is forgotten… What meaning is there to peace with the Israelis if the wanted continues to be wanted, the prisoner continues to be imprisoned, and the deportee continues to be deported? What am I worth in the eyes of the ordinary [Palestinian] citizen? The ordinary citizen will ask me: ‘What did you get me? You ordered me – you are responsible for me.’”
(Palestinian Media Watch)

About the Author: Batya Medad blogs at Shiloh Musings.

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35 Responses to “Since Israel isn’t the Aggressor, Peace Isn’t Up to Us”

  1. Keir David says:

    Serve the Lord and you don’t need any signatures

  2. Hey tarek saba blow it out your ass Israel kicked your alls ass serval times and will if you ever try it again United States and Israel should nuke all you towel heads back to the Stone Age ! Your terrorist your cards you hide behind your women and children

  3. Bar-Nes Ron says:

    Israel won a war declared by arabs. When you declare war and you lose you sign a peace treaty or you shut up. Palestinian people is just a fake. Never existed. Jordanian people exists. And what do you call Arabs immigrants occupying European territories attempting to bring sharia ?

  4. Gene Strong says:

    Muslims do not.want.peace.
    Muslims want Israel.
    Peace through strength is the
    Only choice for israel.
    Do not.count on Obama to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons

  5. Yori Mendel says:

    Don’t count on Obama, Period. He’s not a friend of Israel. He’s a Deceiver. He’s a Muslim, and not a Christian. He swore Oath on Two Books supposedly, but it actually was one. They stopped the proceedings, so it could be swapped out for a Koran. Remember? His name is Barry. It never was Baruch, and it most certainly isn’t now. He’s done everything possible to Deceive, or to Blackmail Israel into submission, to become his Slave, and then to die. Don’t ever allow him to get that chance. No friend treats friends that way.

  6. the world is against Israel because the world is against God . God will protect Israel from the people that don’t believe in God

  7. What war is that?

  8. Tom White says:

    Israel land from God, Arabs Johnny Come-Latelys.

  9. Tom White says:

    And tear down that eye-sore on Temple Mt.

  10. Clifford your mom should have aborted u

  11. Of course there’s nothing you could ever do to bring peace cos they don’t want peace with you. If you offered to leave the land of Israel for them and move to the middle of the Indian Ocean they’d have a problem with it!!!

  12. Gil Gilman says:

    Muslims want the world…

  13. Adam Green says:

    Batya Medad is correct and its not made any easier by Israels critics or aggressors. Am Israel Chai.

  14. Adam Green says:

    Tarel you brainwashed moron, get a life and an education.

  15. Isa S Hanna says:

    Lies and deception

  16. Omar A. Omar says:

    USA and UK are responsible and must pay for their mistake, they inserted an illegal state in the ME which is Israel making the ME unstable and full of terror and violence and it will keep so as long as ISRAEL exist, Palestine must be freed and occupation ended as a first step to create peace environment in the ME . USA and UK are responsible for all Israeli crimes as much as Israel is since they always support Israeli Aggression’s.

  17. Omar A. Omar says:

    USA and UK are responsible and must pay for their mistake, they inserted an illegal state in the ME which is Israel making the ME unstable and full of terror and violence and it will keep so as long as ISRAEL exist, Palestine must be freed and occupation ended as a first step to create peace environment in the ME . USA and UK are responsible for all Israeli crimes as much as Israel is since they always support Israeli Aggression’s.

  18. Lets play Onus , blame game – children play those games !!!
    Truly adults , wake up !! Enough is enough!!!!

  19. Les Buss says:

    You dont have to make peace with terrorists squatters; run them out to Syria or Jordan nd they will come begging on their scabouroud knees for help


  21. Jean Perles says:

    Israel is God Almighty’s land
    Israel belongs to GOD given by GOD to the jews

  22. Hollund Shaf says:

    Clifford Webb the war of ’67 the war of ’48. Wow! Hate mongers such as yourself should learn some history. And for the record, just say u hate jews. Dont be a coward and a hate monger.

  23. Hollund Shaf says:

    And Cliffy, just put unemployed down instead if some fake title for a fake people

  24. That’s right !!!!!

  25. Amen!! Israel has done all they can!

  26. Peggy Green says:

    If only the world would see – if only -

  27. the Palestinians do not want Peace and therefore, there probably will be no peace for Israel ever.

  28. Muslim version of peace is total destruction of the jews !!

  29. Playing human games means using those methods. Israel must stay strong enough to scare their enemies into peace. I wish Israel would see the enemies within as well as without. If Israel is simply a base of operations or a surrogate for West/ US culturally and militarily it will fall and probably deserves to fall until it understands its true place in the world.

  30. The scriptures say there will always be enmity between the Jews and the Arabs.

  31. Scott Smale says:

    I am so disappointed that there is no peace.

  32. Given the history and the origins of the violence, that's an accurate assessment. Israel has been holding an olive branch all this time and it's like somebody keeps trying to light it on fire. That's not cool.

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