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Yoram Ettinger: Enhanced Israeli Realism

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Recent findings by a June 12, 2012 Maagar Mochot poll, published by Israel Hayom on Tuesday, reflect a shift in the Israeli state of mind, from the euphoric days of the 1993 Oslo Accords up until the recent eruption of the tectonic “Arab Spring.”

Palestinian terrorism has skyrocketed since Oslo: 250 Israelis were murdered in the 19 years prior to Oslo, while over 2,000 Israelis were murdered in the 19 years since Oslo.

Palestinian hate-education and incitement was prohibited under Israeli control; Palestinian hate-education and incitement — which is the most authentic reflection of one’s ideology — surged under the Palestinian Authority.

The Palestinian Authority’s track record in the 19 years since Oslo has been heavy on hate-education, incitement, terrorism, non-compliance, corruption, repression of fellow Palestinians, support of arch-terrorists such as Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, support of anti-U.S. terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq, and friendships with Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and other enemies and rivals of the U.S. and Western democracies.

The seismic “Arab Spring” has exposed the endemic vulnerabilities of “peace treaties” in the Middle East, highlighting the Arab Middle East as the role model of intra-Arab violence, treachery, unpredictably, instability, fragmentation, non-compliance and violation of human liberties.

Israelis are becoming increasingly realistic and realizing that Arabs cannot be expected to share a genuine peace with the “infidel” Jewish State, as they have failed to live in peace with one another for at least 1,400 years.

The Maagar Mochot poll found that:

1. 73% (compared with 64% last year) assume that the two-state solution will not resolve the conflict with the Palestinians.

2. 64% of Israelis, residing in pre-1967 Israel, support expansion of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Only 15% (compared with 20% last year) wish to halt settlement construction.

3. Only 45% support partial or full Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.

4. Merely 5% support a unilateral Israeli withdrawal.

5. 46% (compared with 38% last year) oppose the uprooting of settlements in return for a peace treaty.

Realism has been the secret behind Jewish survival over the last 4,000 years. Enhanced realism is a prerequisite for the survival of the Jewish state in the conflict-ridden Middle East.

Originally published at http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=2049

About the Author: Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger is consultant to Israel’s Cabinet members and Israeli legislators, and lecturer in the U.S., Canada and Israel on Israel’s unique contributions to American interests, the foundations of U.S.-Israel relations, the Iranian threat, and Jewish-Arab issues.


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2 Responses to “Yoram Ettinger: Enhanced Israeli Realism”

  1. Joanna Leigh says:

    A Two state solution is NO solution. It won’t happen. And of course there SHOULD be JEWISH COMMUNITIES! It’s YOUR land!

  2. Eve Folley says:

    Jerusalem MUST NOT be divided! There r thousands of people around the world that stand with Israel, We pray 4 the peace of Jerusalem. Don’t lose courage like God told Joshua before he led the children of Israel into the promised land. Be of good courage Israeli people, we love u n pray 4 u. God is on your side n so r we.

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