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In this and many other sites there are numerous well written articles advocating Israeli issues, but one has to wonder, where is the one and only indispensable advocate, the nation of Israel, speaking on its own behalf and presenting historical facts in one voice to the world at large?

The answer is clear. Israeli leadership is now akin to a ship adrift on the high seas without a rudder or captain but a motley of crew members forever at each others throats.


First we had the Oslo Accords whereby the prime architect of this abomination was none other than Shimon Peres who, to this day, is allowed to continue his political meddling from the sidelines. These Accords gave recognition to a people who never existed in all of history, the so called “Palestinians.”

In this regard, Israel has been hopelessly out maneuvered, never once in my memory ever having attempted to set the record straight by debunking the fictitious Palestinian narrative.

Additionally, never were these “negotiating partners for peace” ever held accountable for any committed breaches.

These Accords provided for the supply of sidearm to the Police but when assault rifles were introduced, Israel looked the other way.

These Accords required that there be a cessation in the indoctrination of the population in hate, but when this didn’t happen, Israel as usual looked the other way.

When Yasser Arafat was caught out preaching Jihad in Arabic to his assembled throng, it was Shimon Peres who rushed to his defense saying he was really referring to a “Jihad for Peace.” Even this comment by Arafat was not sufficient to curtail “negotiations.”

Israeli hasbara too can be described at best as pathetic, at worst non existent. When media accounts kept repeating the propaganda mantra of “Arab East Jerusalem” or “Israeli occupied West Bank” where was the outrage from Israeli leadership? Where are the Israeli spokesmen to counter this lie?

Recent media reports indicate that Sweden drew anger from Israel for saying it would recognize “Palestine.” I’m sure that Swedish parliamentarians are trembling in their boots. Yet when it had a chance to be proactive in response to the same legislation being proposed by British legislators, Israel advised UK advocates not to attempt to dissuade British MPs from voting for this legislation! Don’t bother to explain any facts to the vast majority of intellectual pygmies before the vote but wait until after the vote and show some “anger.” What a brilliant foreign policy strategy.

Instead of Israel prosecuting the recent war against Hamas with determination and a degree of ferocity with the sole object being the destruction and unconditional surrender of the enemy, it again allowed this war to end prematurely and inconclusively, for reasons mainly of its own doing.

In the history of warfare, no nation on the face of the earth has a “Purity of Arms” doctrine such as Israel. An insane doctrine which gives advance warnings to the enemy, calls off strikes literally at the last second thereby allowing military targets and targeted terrorists to flee along with supposed “innocent” civilians.

Let’s be clear. Genuine civilians know exactly where they are safest and that is at a Hamas launching or weapons storage site, knowing full well if that nation of Jews spots one of them, the strike will be abandoned. This war doctrine only ensures that Israel will forever be at a tactical disadvantage of its own making by fighting wars tying one of its own hands behind its back. A doctrine that needlessly prolonged the recent war and by doing so invited the inevitable worldwide propaganda campaign to build up to demand that Israel and not the terrorists cease hostilities. Additionally, this war doctrine protected people who sympathize with Hamas’ aims, put Israeli soldiers lives at risk and ensured that in all future confrontations, Hamas will always use human shields as a propaganda ploy.


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Gil Solomon is a retired finance manager and author.