Israel’s Next War

5 April 2011

In all likelihood, the Palestinians are going to unilaterally declare a state in Judea and Samaria within the coming year. This is not a ploy or a desperate attempt on their part but rather a clear, rational decision. By correctly gauging the stark contrast between the massive international support for their cause as opposed to the steadily increasing de-legitimization of Israel the “apartheid state”, the Palestinians have wisely decided to bypass direct negotiations since there is no point in paying for something when you can get if for free. Thus, with country after country pledging its support for such a measure, the Palestinians are simply going to take their case to the United Nations.

There, the Palestinians have nothing to lose for even if the Security Council rejects their bid for statehood, something that is far from certain, it will most likely be approved by the General Assembly. Although this is less influential than an endorsement by the Security Council, an approval by the General Assembly does nonetheless have some teeth. Most notably, as many commentators have recently pointed out, there is something known as UNGA Resolution 377 that allows the General Assembly to call for sanctions or even military force against a country that fails to implement its recommendations. This appears to be the direction the Palestinians are heading.

If the “civilized world” helps bring the Palestinian plan to fruition then a very likely result of such actions will be the outbreak of war. Thus, in a world turned upside down it will be the United Nations, a body formed to help foster peace throughout the world and who’s Charter right up front in Article 1 mentions the word “peace” no less than six times, that will be directly responsible for bringing the next great Arab-Israeli war to the Middle East.

It’s worth noting that more than sixty years ago the Palestinians rejected a similar state that had been allotted to them by the UN. Then a few months later when Israel had the chutzpah to declare a state, rather than reject one, in the portion they were granted by the UN, several Arab countries attacked the new Jewish state. That was the first war of independence, a result of Arab refusal to receive anything less than 100%.

During the course of the years nothing has fundamentally changed in this aspect, the only difference being that the Arabs have finally learned how to achieve their goal. Thus they’re ready to accept what they formally rejected as a means for eventually getting it all.

This brings us to today and the quickly approaching second war of independence. Of course unlike sixty years ago, this time around nearly the entire international community will be aligned with the Palestinians against Israel. In this war it will be clear; there is only one villain and its name is Israel.

The war will not break out immediately but rather it will slowly escalate. First there will be calls for sanctions against Israel for failing to immediately remove its military and citizens from the new Arab state in Judea and Samaria. Then there will be the predictable eruption of terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria, making life hell for the Jews living there. The attacks will then spill over into the rest of Israel, bringing back memories of the horror days a decade ago. Next up will be rocket attacks from Hamas in the south and Hezbollah in the north. Thanks to a porous border with Egypt as well as other regional changes, Iran will have no problem constantly rearming its proxies.

As the attacks intensify, Israel will be routinely chastised for retaliating and not showing proper restraint since such Arab attacks will be viewed as somewhat understandable in light of continued Israeli noncompliance. Moreover, Israeli reprisals will probably draw some neighboring countries into the fray as they all begin to sense Israel’s imminent downfall.

If Israel is still obstinate following the sanctions and Arab attacks, then the UN will call for military intervention in order to enforce the will of the international community. Consequently, what they would never do to Iran, they will surely do to Israel. After all, Israel’s continued presence in Judea and Samaria – and not Arab violence, terrorism, hatred, anti-Semitism and intransigence – will be considered, like it is today, as being the main reason that peace and harmony is lacking in the region.

Following the isolating effect of sanctions and de-legitimization together with incessant terrorist attacks and missile showers, the threat of military intervention will probably do the trick. Having been cowered by the cumulative effect of all the actions, Israel will be sufficiently pliable to give in on everything – the removal of all Jewish presence from Judea and Samaria, the acceptance of the return of Palestinian refugees to Israel, the division and internalization of Jerusalem. Thus the Palestinian War of Independence, the first stage in the total elimination of the State of Israel, will come to a conclusion.

Is this scenario an exaggeration? Perhaps, although one should keep in mind that before the Gaza Disengagement there were those who warned that the Israeli pullout from Gaza would result in missiles landing in nearby Ashkelon. As expected, such voices were ridiculed and ultimately ignored. History of course showed that these “right-wing hawks” erred. They were far too conservative with their predictions as missiles not only exploded in nearby Ashkelon but even reached Beersheva nearly 50 kilometers to the east.

Israel, the tsunami is coming. Wake up!

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29 Responses to Israel’s Next War

  1. laurent says:

    you tell at the end: israel wake up: what will you propose exactly if you were Prime Minister?

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Laurent shalom,

      Good question. Unfortunately the problem is already so deep that there is no magic wand quick fix solution. A lot of education is needed in order for the Jewish people to clearly understand who they are and what is their true purpose in the world (specifically in the Land of Israel).

      Unfortunately, if this understanding is not fully clear in the heart and soul of our leaders (and they think that our purpose is to be a country like any other country except with a slight “Jewish feel”) then it’s not surprising that they’re wishy washy in the face of international condemnations/pressure/false accusations/etc.

      If I were PM, I would clearly tell the world that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, given to us by G-d. The truth needs to be clearly spoken since many people would accept it (or us) if we were to exude a sense of certainty and true belief in our cause. Moreover, I would seriously consider removing our membership from the UN unless the place was to undergo a meaningful change. As it is today, it’s a joke and I don’t see the benefit from continuing to “play the game”.

      All the best.

      Yoel

  2. Rami B. says:

    Hi Yoel,
    I agree with you and I think we would have that understanding in the heart and soul of our leaders once we have only female leaders. We men are not capable to comprehend and implement that.

    What are the consequences of removing our membership? The Italian say be close with your friend, be closer with your enemy.

    Thank you.
    Shabat shalom

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Rami shalom,

      Interesting comment regarding female leaders. I never thought of that but who knows, perhaps you’re right.

      Regarding the consequences of renouncing our UN membership, I don’t know for sure what would happen. I’m sure there’s some legal stuff written on this; try googling it. Personally, I’d be quite happy as I’m sure many Israelis would be.

      All the best.

      Yoel

  3. Scott Bennett says:

    Dear Mr. Meltzer: I think this will come to a head far sooner than the fall. Hamas and Hezbollah will escalate their aggressions for teo reasons: first, they are emboldened by Egypt’s success and two, they will be egged on by a failing Syria that needs a distraction from its own internal difficulties. Also, being a Bible student, I feel that the time of the Psalm 83/Isaiah 17/Jeremiah 49 war is at hand. Even Ahmadenijahad uses the same phraseology as psalm 83, by no coincidence methinks. This is the time for Joshua and Caleb courage, to know that God will be with the Israeli people and give their enemies into their hands. I also see the returning of Israel to possessing ALL the lands that the Abrahamic covenant gave them in the first place. Use them wisely my friend. Don’t lose your heads.- Scott Bennett

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Scott shalom,

      Thanks for your comment, support and encouragement. The way things are looking down south near Gaza you might be right. Things are certainly happening.

      All the best.

      Yoel

  4. Freddy Terranean says:

    1. The Holocaust should have taught us that God does not protect us. That’s why we have an IDF.

    There are still a number of questions and issues that can impact the outcome:

    2. Yoel’s scenario leaves out some important intermediate steps. Abbas, Fayyad and company are weak and depend on Israel and the US to stay in power. But a new Arab Palestinian state that is openly dependent on Israel and the US will not be popular for long and will not last.

    In any event, it is unlikely that the PA-led new state would be able to stand up to the combined forces of Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas. All three are under the influence, at least, of Iran, and I think they will cooperate to take down Abbas/Fayyad and company. But they are not in a rush. It could take a couple of years to build up the economy and military forces to the point where the new Arab Palestine will be ready for a clash.

    3. What will Israel do as it watches the new state build up its military with weapons from Iran?

    4. Will Gaza be part of the new state?

    5. If the UN resolution specifies the 1967 armistice lines as the borders, peace is impossible. If it calls for negotiations, peace may be possible.

    6. Will the new state recognize Israel?

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Freddy shalom,

      Thanks for your comment. You’re right, there were things left out but that’s a given in a short opinion piece. Also, no one knows for sure what will happen.

      I’m hoping we don’t get to the point of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria because for me that’s the beginning of the end for Israel (this point I’ve mentioned in many of my articles.).

      All the best.

      Yoel

  5. Luca Nicotra says:

    Yoel,
    I have two points:
    1) The Palestinians rejected the partition in ’47, undeniable. They could have gotten 44% of the land between the river and the sea but they refused and went to war. They lost, and mistakes have a price. Now they are asking 22% of that land. Why does it look so unreasonable this request to you? Haven’t they paid enough (getting 22% instead of 44%) for that mistake in ‘47? Do you see people as equal? If so, why do the Jews have the right to sovereignty and the Palestinians don’t?

    2) I think your critics of the Israeli leadership are not fair. Your leaders are wise to use historical, instead of religious, arguments. Netanyahu at AIPAC said “The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3000 years ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today”. Had he said “God give this land to us so we have the right to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians from it” people would have thought he is a religious fundamentalist. Who, by definition, see no moral/legal constraint to realize his religious mission. Would you trust a religious fundamentalist with nuclear weapons? Your country, like it or not, relies on the US for economic/military/diplomatic support. It would be much harder for the US Jewish lobby to secure that support if Israeli leaders spoke like religious fundamentalists.

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Luca shalom,

      Thank you for your comments and your questions.

      1. Rather than talk about 1947 why not go back about 25 + years when the Jews were promised a home land in all of “Palestine” (both sides of the Jordan). Then, this promise was thrown out the window and 70% was given for the new country of Transjordan (Jordan). So the Jews were left with roughly 30% of the original promise. Now on the part they’re being asked to give up more. And if you say “unreasonable”, isn’t it unreasonable that Israel is being asked to relinquish land for the creation of another Arab country when there are already more than 20?

      2. Many of Israel’s arguments have not worked so perhaps a religious one would. There are, after all, many people in the world who believe in God. And who mentioned “ethnic cleansing”? The only thing close to ethnic cleansing is in various Arab areas in Judea and Samaria (and Gaza before the Disengagement) where Jews would be killed if they entered into these areas. And don’t forget that for years Arabs have been killing other Arabs for selling property/homes to Jews. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Israel but roughly 15-20% of the population is Arab (I’m not talking about Judea and Samaria) and Arabs roam around freely. Regarding support from US Jews, that’s an issue in and of itself. Although some people believe that Israel needs the American Jews, I’m certain that it’s the opposite.

      Although we don’t agree, I welcome your comments/questions.

      All the best.

      Yoel

      • Luca Nicotra says:

        Thanks Yoel, I appreciate your answers

        1) Whether you consider it reasonable depends on whether you think that people are equal. So, if you assume all human beings are entitled to human/political/social/cultural rights, how about those 3.5 million Palestinians under Israeli control which do not have them? Assuming that you do not advocate giving those Palestinians an Israel citizenship, how would you deal with them?
        And, just to clarify: do you see people as equal?

        2) Certainly many people in the world believe in God, but would anyone base a claim of ownership on religious grounds? Does anybody take seriously those Islamists that want Spain back? And again, would you trust such people with nuclear weapons?
        There several Jewish volunteers working in the territories to show solidarity with the Palestinians: demonstrating against the occupation, disrupting the construction of the wall, trying to prevent house demolitions and so forth. Jews like Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky have many Arab supporters.
        It’s undeniable some Arabs have big grievances with some Jews, and some others are outright antisemits. But, you know, you can’t displace people, take the land where they are living, deny their rights, rule over them, and then also expect them to like you.

        Bests

        Luca

        • Yoel Meltzer says:

          Hi Luca,

          1. Yes, all people are equal. As someone who is an observant Jew, I believe that everyone is part of God’s creation. Regarding your numbers, most estimates of Arabs living in Judea and Samaria is somewhere between 1.5 – 2.5 million and not 3.5 million as you wrote. Regarding rights, I believe everyone is entitled to the basic rights you listed. And personally, I have no problem making Judea and Samaria an official part of Israel and granting the Arabs rights (assuming of course they are not committed to Israel’s destruction). I wrote an article on this entitled “Annexation Now” (on the blog under “Articles – American Thinker”). However, if the Arabs don’t want this there are more than 20 Arab countries to choose from. Of course there they will have much less in terms of rights (something that few critics of Israel want to mention). This also explains why many surveys clearly state that more and more Arabs prefer to be under Israeli rule than Palestinian rule. They’re not stupid.

          2. Regarding religious Islamists with nuclear weapons, obviously I don’t trust them. But you’re comparing apples and oranges. Despite what you may believe, religious Jews don’t go around blowing themselves up on buses (for example). And regarding Chosmsky and Finkelstein, despite their “elevated” status, in the Jewish world they are considered super-super-super extreme, representing the views of a handful of Jews (mainly Jews who are totally assimilated and know next to nothing about Judaism and Israel). I’m not saying you have to believe everything I say but if your whole understanding of Israel is based upon Chomsky/Finkelstein/NY Times/CNN/BBC/JStreet/ect/etc/etc then you’re going to have a very negative and skewed understanding of the reality in this part of the world. If you want to see a different angle, check out another article under “Articles – American Thinker” called “An Interview with an Arab Dissident”. Finally, I never said that I expect the Arabs to like us and I even touched upon this in a few articles (check out under “Articles – Ynet” – Avoiding the Issue and The Jewish Democratic State).

          Bottom line, the issues here are complex and unfortunately there is a tremendous lack of clarity amongst the Jews themselves. Also, based upon a million factors, I have no doubt that a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria will simply serve as a launching ground for the eventual (attempted) destruction of a reduced State of Israel. This is the reality here and I’m not into suicide, be it personal or national.

          Be well and keep thinking and asking questions.

          Yoel

          • Luca Nicotra says:

            Hi Yoel,

            1)I’m not sure being an observant Jew necessarily makes you believe people are equal. Observant Jews such as Shas’s spiritual leader rabbi Ovadia Yossef advocated the enslavement of the gentiles, and some other rabbis signed a letter inviting Jews not to rent to Arabs. Not to mention Meir Kahane. Also statesmen like Begin, whom called the Palestinians beasts walking on two legs, or Shamir, that called them cockroaches. I know these statements were widely condemned, but they are on record: fundamentalists and racists are not an Islamic exclusive.

            I read many of your articles but not the one advocating the one state solution. I doubt, as you contend, that the Palestinians or the world would object it. Actually the PLO, before joining the international consensus, advocated the one-state solution. There is however one big problem: the refugees. Legally they have the right to return. In the two state settlement they could be compensated and go to the West-Bank, but in your proposal?
            Also after annexation, as you put “the Arab minority could hypothetically take over the country via the election process and change the nature of the state.” What then?

            2) My point was that most people judge actions. The Jewish who volunteer to fight the occupation and people like Chomsky are welcomed among Arabs. A reasonable inference is that the reasons some Jews can’t travel in some Palestinians areas are their actions, not the fact that they are Jews.
            There are exceptions to this – even Juliano Meir-Khamis got killed – but extremists are on both sides and should be dealt like other criminals.

            I read a variety of authors: Norman Finkelstein, Shlomo Sand, Gideon Levy, Shlomo Ben-Ami, David Horowitz, Benny Morris, Caroline Glick, Eifram Karsh and so on. I am familiar with the mainstream arguments in Israel, although I find it very difficult to reconcile them with the idea that that all human beings are entitled the same rights. Especially in light of the kind of discriminatory laws the Knesset is busy approving (http://www.acri.org.il/en/). Discrimination that. I must say, you seem to advocate in your “Avoiding the Issue”

            However I do wanna make the point that Finkelstein does not look an extremist to me: he cites International Law, UN resolutions, Human Rights organizations and works to put an and to the conflict. In this talk he summarize his positions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MON2HL02mec) and they all seem reasonable to me.

            Bests

            Luca

          • Yoel Meltzer says:

            Luca shalom,

            What some people may have said, or not said, I’m not so sure. But you yourself said “I know these statements were widely condemned, but they are on record”. This speaks volumes about Jews/Judaism/Israelis. In the Arab/Islamic world such condemnations are rarely heard. Then you add “fundamentalists and racists are not an Islamic exclusive”. To equate Islamic fundamentalists that are responsible for lots and lots of blood being spilled throughout the world with what you consider “Jewish fundamentalists” is intellectually dishonest.

            You can even take the example of what you said “other rabbis signed a letter inviting Jews not to rent to Arabs”. Without going into the details of why they said this let’s just look at the results. 1) It was widely condemned and 2) Jews who went against the rabbis ruling were not killed. However, amongst the Arabs already for years they have forbidden fellow Arabs from selling to Jews and those who go against this are killed. So how on earth can you equate the two?

            Regarding the one-state solution, I never said the world would accept it (you wrote “object” but I’m assuming you meant “accept”). Regarding the refugees, that’s a story in and of itself. Are you even aware of the two UN definitions of “refugee”, one for all of the world (which limits the numbers) and one for the Palestinians (which expands the numbers)? Refugees the world over, like the Jews who were thrown out of the Arab countries, are resettled in other countries. The “Palestinian refugee problem”, however, is purposely kept alive and not closed by the Arab countries and the international community. The hypocrisy of the world, and not Israel, is responsible for this going on and on and on.

            Your sentence “A reasonable inference is that the reasons some Jews can’t travel in some Palestinians areas are their actions, not the fact that they are Jews” is nonsense. Are you totally unaware of the violence in the Arab world? Or are you just whitewashing over it in order to avoid dealing with the difficult truth? It seems you’re focusing on Israel through a very warped and biased view while at the same time ignoring the reality of the Arab world.

            Regarding my article “Avoiding the Issue” I’m dealing with a reality that most are trying to ignore. I don’t see how you can think that via that article I’m advocating discrimination. I’m 100% for the survival of the State of Israel and if we continue to ignore reality or just kid ourselves, we’re not going to be here much longer.

            That you agree with Finkelstein is fine since it’s your prerogative. However, there are also many legal experts (I’m not one of them) who can also quote laws and totally refute everything he and others say. Regarding the UN, it’s hard for me to take the place seriously since it’s so full of hypocrisy.

            Let me ask you some questions. Do you believe Israel has the right to exist specifically in this land? Or do you believe the whole Zionist movement and creation of the State of Israel was a terrible mistake and tragedy for the Arabs and thus we have no right to be here?

            Also, do you really believe that if there is a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria it will live peacefully with Israel and that the future existence of the shrunken State of Israel will not be threatened?

            Yoel

          • Luca Nicotra says:

            Hi Yoel,
            1) You said “Yes, all people are equal. As someone who is an observant Jew, I believe that everyone is part of God’s creation.”: I believe people are equal because I am an observant Jew. My argument was: many observant Jews do not believe that people are equal, and I cited some examples to demonstrate that. Since observant Jews like Kahane and Yossef don’t believe people are equal my inference is that being an observant Jew and believing in human rights are not related.
            Then you said “equate Islamic fundamentalists that are responsible for lots and lots of blood being spilled throughout the world with what you consider “Jewish fundamentalists” is intellectually dishonest”. So let’s look at who’s responsible for more “blood being spilled”. I cite just a few examples because the whole record is too long: In the Israeli invasion of Lebanon(1982) the estimates are that between 15.000 and 20.000 Palestinians and Lebanese were killed. During The July 2006 war in Lebanon Israel killed around 1200 civilians, around 50 Israeli civilians were killed. In operation Cast Lead roughly 1400 Palestinians were killed, around 4/5 were civilians, 13 Israelis were killed, 4 civilians. It looks like every time you move a finger the result is a bloodbath, and not even all of you are extremists.

            2)You write “Of course many will predictably say, “it cannot be done” or “the world will not allow us to annex Judea and Samaria,”” and I doubt that. In fact that was the PLO first proposal for a settlement. If Israel really wanted annex the west bank and give the Palestinians the citizenship, I think they would be only happy. And the world would follow. On doubt: after annexation, as you put “the Arab minority could hypothetically take over the country via the election process and change the nature of the state.” What then?

            3)It’s undeniable the refugees were discriminated and used as a political weapon by the Arab leadership; but that doesn’t change the legal rights they are entitled to. In 2000 Human Rights Watch, and then also Amnesty International, commissioned a legal opinion on the question of the refugees. The answer in both cases was that the Palestinians refugees have the right of return. Of course the PA negotiators always understood that was impossible for Israel to assimilate millions of them, so the solution found was a token return of a few thousands and compensations for the rest of them.
            In your proposal of annexation you could argue they should use the money of the compensation to settle somewhere else. Do you argue this?

            4)I am aware of the violence in the Arab world. But you said “The only thing close to ethnic cleansing is in various Arab areas in Judea and Samaria where Jews would be killed if they entered into these areas.” And I argued that that is not true: Jewish volunteers work in the territories and Jewish speakers go there regularly, so the reason some Jews are in danger has to be another one. Probably connected to what Danny Dayan called “morally horrific” actions. (http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/haaretz-wikileaks-exclusive-settler-leader-downplays-comments-on-west-bank-evacuation-1.354618)

            5) About “Avoiding the Issue” the question is simple, do you favour the kind of discriminatory laws constantly being approved by the Knesset, and listed by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, or not? If you do, how do you reconcile that with the fact that you say you think people are entitled of the same rights?

            6) Do I believe Israel has the right to exist? Of course. Could someone advocate the right of self determination for the a people (Palestinians) and at the same time deny it to another people (Israelis)? It would be hypocrisy. Although I know some people are hypocritical.
            Israel is a country like the others: a member of the UN with the same rights and obligations under International Law.
            Was the Zionist movement a mistake? Zionism was an answer to a historical reality: antisemitism. It saved many people and, using the Nazi holocaust as a political and ideological weapon, made discrimination against Jews politically unspeakable in the West. Other victims of the Nazi holocaust (Gipsy/Roma/Gay) weren’t as smart, serious and committed as the Zionists, and today still suffer discrimination. So Zionism was a good thing for the Jews. And more: it’s an example to whole humankind of what discipline and commitment can achieve. Make no mistake: I have the highest respect for Zionism and what the Jews have achieved in all sorts of fields. If the Palestinian leadership was anything like the Zionist leadership, they would already have a state. However it’s a real shame that you obscured those achievements treating the Palestinians like sub-humans and being constantly on the verge to wreck death and destruction on this or that Arab country.
            Was Zionism a tragedy for the Arabs, and in particular the Palestinians? It’s undeniable. It meant dispossession and displacement, in the first place, and then brutalization when the occupation started. That’s why it’s forbidden to sell the land to Jews: this is how the Zionists put a foot on the land where the Palestinians where living. That’s how their historical tragedy, that live to this day, started. The brutalization of the Palestinians began that way: you can’t blame them if they don’t wanna make same mistake again.
            Will the existence of the state of Israel be threatened by a Palestinian state? Abba Eban once said a Palestinian state would be a threat to Israel as much as Luxemburg is a threat for the Soviet Union.
            The Palestinians are sick of being ruled by the Israelis. Having signed a end-game peace agreement would be suicidal for them to attack you, and they know it.

            Bests

            Luca

          • Yoel Meltzer says:

            Luca,

            You wrote a lot so it will be difficult to respond to everything (I don’t have the time to write for pages and pages). Bottom line, it’s clear we don’t see eye to eye. What I believe is white you believe is black while what you believe is white I believe is black.

            A few brief points on why I’m writing. Although from a Jewish/Israeli perspective the Arabs are certainly a problem and a threat, as is Iran, they are just problems (with a small “p”) but not the Problem (with a capital “P”). For me the source of the problem is the Jewish people themselves since for the most part they don’t have a clear understanding of who they are and what is their true purpose in the world (specifically in the Land of Israel). True, this is something “spiritual” or “religious” but this is my belief. Thus, without this inner conviction and certainty they exude confusion which in turn brings on all the problems. Therefore, I’m mainly writing internally to my people in order to help bring about a change of consciousness. Moreover, I believe that until this happens the external problems (wars, bloodshed, hatred, etc) will unfortunately continue for Jews and non-Jews.

            Thus, although I certainly welcome support from non-Jews, my first priority is not trying to convince them since once again I’m more interested in getting to the source of problem (the Jews themselves). I say this as a preface since I’m assuming you’re not Jewish (am I mistaken?) and many of the points you raised would require me to write for hours in order to properly refute them.

            Therefore, I’ll just touch upon a few points. Once again we don’t see eye and to eye and I’ll give you a clear example. You mentioned the amount of Arabs killed in Lebanon and Gaza as a result of Israeli military actions. However, you don’t mention the endless rocket attacks and terrorist attacks which lead to the escalations. Do you think such attacks are just child games? Moreover, do you think any other country (America, France, Russia, China, England, Italy, etc, etc, etc) would ever put up with such attacks? Do you think they would wait until several thousand rockets are launched before they would respond? Believe me, if it was any country other than Israel the amount of Arabs killed would have been 1,000 times more.

            Also, numbers don’t mean right or wrong. For instance, there were a lot more Germans killed in WWII than Americans. So does this mean that Germany was “the good guy” and America was the “bad guy”?

            Please understand it’s not that I’m a “hawk” and I enjoy warfare. In fact, I truly hope that one day the world will be free of hatred and war. Unfortunately though, it still exists and the neighborhood I live in is a very dangerous place. There’s a famous quote from Netanyahu which I believe says it all:

            “If the Arabs put down their weapons today there would be no more violence. If the Israelis put down their weapons today there would be no more Israel.”

            Once again, I want a better world for Jews and non-Jews w/out blood and wars. However, I’m 100% certain that the creation of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria will only lead to more wars and bloodshed.

            Regarding annexation of Judea and Samaria, I still support it yet you’re dreaming if you believe that currently the world or the Palestinians would support it. However, feel free to promote Israeli annexation of Judea and Samaria if you’d like.

            Regarding the quote “the Arab minority could hypothetically take over the country via the election process and change the nature of the state” that’s from my article on democracy which deals with a difficult subject that most Israelis prefer to avoid since it gets to the heart of the question “what is a Jewish State?”. Like I said above, this is something I’m writing internally to the Jewish people since avoiding difficult issues doesn’t help to resolve them.

            Resettling the Palestinians elsewhere would certainly alleviate the tension/problems. However, regarding opinions of various human rights organizations, similar to the case of the United Nations I also don’t take them too seriously. Like the UN they are also full of hypocrisy. For instance, if they want to talk about refugees, why don’t they talk about the roughly 800,000 Jews who were expelled from Arab countries after 1948? Or perhaps they don’t speak about this since these refugees, like most in the world, were resettled after losing everything. Once again, they’ve kept the Palestinian issue alive and even bloated it (like I told you, there are 2 UN definitions of a refugee; one for the whole world and one for the Palestinians).

            Regarding Arab violence, you’re so wrong. Arabs roam around freely in Israel and for the most part nothing happens to them. Jews however risk losing their lives if they roam into Arab areas in Judea and Samaria (and formerly in Gaza). Of course not every Jew is killed and yes there are Jewish volunteers (who frequently are very sympathetic to the Arabs and in many ways anti-Israel). But in general terms, it’s dangerous.

            Regarding many of the other questions/points, once again we simply don’t see eye to eye. For instance, you mentioned in a previous post something positive about the PLO. For me, however, I see the PLO differently. Since the Palestine Liberation Organization was formed in 1964 (three years before the start of what you would call the “occupation”) it just proves that what they really wanted to liberate was all of Israel. Also, the awarding of the Noble Peace Prize to Arafat, arguably the godfather of international terrorism, just proves how hypocritical the world really is.

            Bottom line Luca, I am convinced that the Arabs never did and never will accept a Jewish state in their midst. Thus, we can go on an on concerning what you consider to be right and wrong versus what I consider to be right and wrong; how you interpret history versus how I interpret history; etc, etc, etc. However, since what I said about the intention of the Arab world is clear to me, I’m not about to promote measures that would lead to national suicide.

            Finally, like I said at the beginning, my goal is to help bring clarity to the Jewish people since without this the problems will persist.

            Hoping that one day we’ll be beyond the problems.

            Yoel

  6. Tony says:

    Yoel,
    I would say it will be a good time to use some nukes on Iran and other countries if needed. And who is going to attack you? No other country than USA has any capabilities as shown clearly in Libya, and before in Kosovo where repainted US planes bombed Serbs instead of NATO. I’d say, bring it on.

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Tony shalom,

      I don’t know if I want to jump into a nuclear war

      Obvioulsy, no on knows for sure what would happen if we ever get to the point of sanctions or threats of military intervention against Israel. Hopefully we won’t get to that. But if things get crazy here you’re welcome to come help!

      All the best.

      Yoel

      • tony says:

        Yoel,
        I don’t think your present government would welcome me. I would likely be arrested and kicked out back to the States rather soon upon arrival.

  7. Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo says:

    You are incapable of critical thought. I’ve never read so much emotionally-stricken, self-righteous babble. Do you really think any states are going to attack a nuclear-armed Israel while the United States is stationed a couple of countries over?

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Deuce shalom,

      Thank you for your “kind words”. I live in Israel and this is the way I see things. Although I hope my predictions don’t come true, anything can happen.

      I’m sure if you lived here you’d see things very differently.

      Yoel

  8. Rocky Heinemann says:

    Hey folks, just a heads up. The wicked leaders that control our country at this time, hate Christians, Jews and American Patriots who are the real Americans. Obama the U.N., C.F.R., Federal reserve, George Soros and all his organizations are very wicked and have been working on the destruction of my country for years. Right now they are supporting the radicals in the middle east. We are doing our best to bring the truth to the American people. Check out the past shows of Glen Beck on Fox news. Most of our military people are Patriots and are getting informed. The Tea party Patriots will keep working to put our country back on track. God help us.

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Rocky shalom,

      Thanks for your comment. I hope things in America are not as bad as you describe.

      All the best.

      Yoel

  9. Prehensile Brain says:

    Yoel,
    Your patience is truley a spectacle. Please yield your term in the PM’s office to me. It’s simple. We are being drawn into a conflict with Hamas/Hizbullah in order to create the conditions we are seeing played out in Libya. When we respond, as in all defensive wars the jews have fought post Yehoshua binNun, we will be condemned and R2P will be thrown at us like a rock from a 12 year old “palestinian’s” hand. We must go in and overwhelmingly devastate all Gaza and Judea/Samaria as quickly and thoroughly as possible, annex, and move on. We can’t give time for the world to predictably act against what we KNOW is right, Israel is for the Jews, which is invariably seen as the opposite by the willfully ignorant masses so eloquently represented by folks such as luca.

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Prehensile Brain shalom,

      I wish I had as much patience with my own children as you say that I’m having with Luca!

      All the best.

      Yoel

  10. David says:

    The title should really be: “Israel’s next war “War of Independence 2″ The signs of Messiah and the fulfillment of the prophecies”

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