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Survival Skills 101 for Israel

Israel has not really convinced the world that Iran is a danger.
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We could also point to the West’s eagerness to straighten things out with Iran as an excuse, due to the fear of what Iran might do to the oil installations in Saudi Arabia and the oil Emirates, if and when, as a result of the hardships resulting from the sanctions, the internal situation in Iran gets to the point where the Ayatollahs break down and act irrationally.

It is also possible to view the world’s leniency toward Iran as a lack of will and the downright weariness of the West in general and especially the United States, to cope with dictators in the only way that they understand – the use of force, and to conclude that as the situation with Iran shows, the West has become a paper tiger, whom no one in the Middle East takes any account of.

This is all correct, but it is not the whole picture. We must search for the source of the Israeli failure in ourselves as well, not only in others. And when I say failure, I am referring to the fact that Israel apparently has not really convinced the world that Iran is a danger, for several reasons:

One reason is that Israeli spokesmen tend to speak mainly about the existential threat that Iran poses to Israel, not the world, despite the fact that the world does not really care about the fate of Israel, whose residents are about the same number as the residents of a small town in China. Is the world interested in the fate of tens of millions of Chinese who are forced every year to leave their cities and villages because of dams whose water floods fields, cities and villages? Did the world go mad when millions of people were killed in Biafra, in Rwanda, and the Iran -Iraq War, in Algeria and in Syria? So why would the world be moved when a few Jews in Israel yell “Help”?

Israeli spokesmen do not like to tell non-Israelis about the explicit words that Iranian leaders say about imposing Islam on all of the people of the Earth , because it is not “politically correct” to expose the truth about Islam as a religion of conquest and domination, as a culture that aspires to subjugate all of the people of the globe to Islam, which sees itself as the only religion that is “din al-Haq” (the “true religion”) while all of the other religions are “din al-Batel” (“false religion”).

In his speech, Netanyahu spoke about the Jewish people’s historical and religious right to the Land of Israel and related it to the Jewish people’s right to defend itself against the Iranians. How many Israeli spokesmen do this on an ongoing basis? Do the professional spokesmen of the State of Israel usually speak about the historical right of the Jewish people on the Land of Israel? About the Bible as the source of this right?

The official spokesmen and the legal consultants of Israel have caved in to the Arab rhetoric and immediately after the end of the Six Day War in 1967, adopted the false catchphrase that the territories of Israel that were liberated in this war are “occupied territory.” And since many, perhaps most, of the world leaders do not differentiate between the “occupation of 1948″ and the “occupation of 1967″ they can accept the Arab idea that the entire State of Israel is actually “occupied land” so it is really not so terrible if the Iranians want to liberate the “occupied territory.”

Israel’s legal consultants, and especially those who were previously judges in the High Court, have never recognized the right of the Jewish people to all parts of the Land of Israel as it was determined by the founding documents of modern international law – documents from the San Remo Conference in the year 1920, documents of the Mandate in 1923 and the Anglo-American Agreement in the year 1942 – documents that are still valid today, and their power is stronger than any UN resolution. And if Israel does not know how to stand up for these rights, then why does it expect that the nations of the world will be more Zionist than Israel is?

About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.


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3 Responses to “Survival Skills 101 for Israel”

  1. It is to late, Neranyahu "fell asleep on laurels".

  2. It is to late, Neranyahu "fell asleep on laurels".

  3. artycohn says:

    An excellent article! Supporters of Israel should emphasize all of Dr. Kedar’s points. I would only add that left-wingers biased against Israel, such as Roger Cohen with his access to the NY Times’ op-ed page, are probably Israel’s greatest enemy and Iran’s greatest friend. We should keep in mind what Al Gore said when he sold his left-wing blog site to Al Jazeera: That AlJazeera and the lft-wingers are in close agreement..

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