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If Co-Existence is Impossible, Then What?

“If a man comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” Good advice, but how do we follow it when a whole culture has been created out of the idea that they should kill us?
United in grief: President Shimon Peres eulogizes the three murdered Jewish boys,  July 1, 2014.

United in grief: President Shimon Peres eulogizes the three murdered Jewish boys, July 1, 2014.
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We found out that the three boys, Eyal, Gilad and Naftali, were murdered shortly after their abduction. I’m sure we’ll hear the full story, in horrifying detail, at some point.

I can’t imagine how the families must feel. Or rather, I can imagine it but I am certain that their actual experience must be far worse than what I can imagine.

There have been so many terrorist murders, so many murders of children. The Ma’alot massacre, The bus of blood, the Haran family, the Sbarro bombing, the Dolphinarium, the Fogel family. The Palestinians and their supporters tell you it is “resistance to occupation” but in fact it is pure evil, hate made substance. Hate made flesh.

The Left says that it is our fault that they are doing these things because we are not giving them what they want. But what if what they want is to kill us?

Societies protect themselves against murderous criminals by killing or imprisoning them in order to separate them from normal society.

“If a man comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” Good advice, but how do we follow it when a whole culture has been created out of the idea that they should kill us?

The Palestinian people have demonstrated by the whole-hearted support shown for the kidnappers, the murderers, that they are satisfied with the path they have taken, the path of hate.

The problem is not a few extremists or criminals or terrorists who need to be killed or captured. The problem is a culture whose essence is to negate ours. These acts will not stop until the culture changes or dies out, or we completely separate ourselves from it. I don’t think our society can tolerate living as a target of terrorism forever.

First we have to decide that yes, we want our society, the Jewish people, to survive, and to continue to do so in its historic homeland. It’s not such a forgone conclusion — many, especially the intellectual elite among us are not so sure. But let’s suppose that we do. Since the nature of the Palestinian Arab culture is not under our control, since we can’t educate them or change them, our survival depends on separation and deterrence.

Then we need to look at geography and military realities. What territories do we need to control as a necessary condition for our survival? Authorities agree that the Jordan Valley and the high ground of Judea and Samaria must remain under our control. This isn’t a political issue, and we don’t need to bring in the spiritual dimension to decide this. It is simply a fact that follows from the topography of the region.

But some of the area that is essential is heavily populated by Arabs, many of whom belong to terror organizations and most of whom wouldn’t accept Jewish sovereignty.

Caroline Glick is probably correct that annexation of all of Judea and Samaria wouldn’t create an Arab majority. She estimates that the Arab population of Israel would go from about 20% to about 30%. She believes that the same relationship that has been established with the Israeli Arabs could be extended to the Arabs of the territories.

The lesson I have drawn from these murders is that she is not correct. It won’t work. This marriage cannot be saved. The educational enterprise of Yasser Arafat and his followers, aided by the West, has succeeded — perhaps beyond expectations. There is no going back. The Palestinian Arabs will not, cannot, coexist with the Jewish people.

About the Author: Vic Rosenthal created FresnoZionism.org to provide a forum for publishing and discussing issues about Israel and the Mideast conflict, especially where there is a local connection. Rosenthal believes that America’s interests are best served by supporting the democratic state of Israel, the front line in the struggle between Western civilization and radical Islam. The viewpoint is not intended to be liberal or conservative — just pro-Israel.


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26 Responses to “If Co-Existence is Impossible, Then What?”

  1. Migo Steirer says:

    Co-Existence is not impossible if we do what is wanted from us and what the word “Islam” means after all: Submission! Oh,sorry! This has got nothing to do wiht “co-existence”…..

  2. Linda Plue says:

    After thousands of years you can still see the sunnis and shia and kurds and christians not getting along well. Does anyone yet understand that multiculturalism does not work except in trading?

  3. Eddie Ancona says:

    There is already coexisting in Israel, you have Muslims, Christians and Jews all coexisting with each other , it’s the other kind of Arabs across the pond that just wants us dead, you can’t coexist with people that want you dead.

  4. Eddie Ancona says:

    There is already coexisting in Israel, you have Muslims, Christians and Jews all coexisting with each other , it’s the other kind of Arabs across the pond that just wants us dead, you can’t coexist with people that want you dead.

  5. Ben II says:

    Destroy the PA & Hamas. Deport the rest to some dysfunctional Islamic state like Iraq or Syria. Wake up!

  6. Ben II says:

    Destroy the PA & Hamas. Deport the rest to some dysfunctional Islamic state like Iraq or Syria. Wake up!

  7. Linda Plue says:

    It only takes a word to set anyone off. Look how America was built and how Obama has caused racial tension throughout our country now. We were passed that and he brought it back for political reasons.

  8. Show me one nation who can co-exist with them , they kill their own and the rest of us .Israel has to fight for their existence .

  9. The “end” of the story is all laid out in the Bible.

  10. John Kennedy says:

    Then a stealth war in the fashion of Sun Tzu or a Ninja. Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him and later on? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will make things right. Until then? Fight fire with fire because the fire is so large water will not put it out anymore.

  11. John Kennedy says:

    Then a stealth war in the fashion of Sun Tzu or a Ninja. Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him and later on? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will make things right. Until then? Fight fire with fire because the fire is so large water will not put it out anymore.

  12. John Kennedy says:

    Then a stealth war in the fashion of Sun Tzu or a Ninja. Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him and later on? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will make things right. Until then? Fight fire with fire because the fire is so large water will not put it out anymore.

  13. Uzi Kattan says:

    Then it’s time to throw the ****ing Arabs out of Israel back to Arabia where they belong. They can’t coexist with each other as they have shown in Iraq so why do we put up with them in the Jewish Land of Israel?

  14. Becky Barum says:

    I am sorry to say Vic Rosenthal is right. Forget the 2 state Solution, it will just be a another big step to destroy Israel. Destroy Hamas and Co. and try to convince the ” normal” people to immigrate. Who doesn’t want to is free to leave. I believe there are enough palistinians who would prefer a safe and peaceful life as an israeli arab ( as thousands do already) instead of a chaotic islamic state with Shariah.

  15. Janet Berger says:

    It is not possible to coexist with people that do not want you to exist.

  16. Chaya Mindal says:

    Seven Laws of Noach. Shut down the mosques and schools. Teach them to become noachides.

  17. Judith Dowla says:

    While you negate theirs. And you are being a light unto the nations????? How would King Solomon have remedied this situation?

  18. Judith Dowla says:

    Way to go Chaya!

  19. Sobriety Jon says:

    Let the autonoous jewish state be given to them.

  20. Sobriety Jon says:

    Autonomous.point of correction

  21. The scum can go back to their true homeland- Jordan.

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