The prophet Jeremiah spoke of those who claim 'Peace, peace', when there is no peace. (6:14). How fitting those words are today! The cry of the left and the self-haters is 'peace, peace' and yet there is no peace.
A group of prominent Israeli intellectuals such as AB Yehoshua, Amoz Oz amd David Grossman called on PM Olmert to negotiate a ceasefire with Hamas.
"We believe an opportunity to promote the peace process ahead of the international conference in November has been created. We urge the prime minister to make the greatest effort to reach substantial agreements with the PLO head and not miss this opportunity.
The continued Qassam attacks from the Gaza Strip are intolerable. Israel has in the past negotiated with its toughest enemies, and also now it is negotiating, and rightfully so, with Hamas in order to bring home Gilad Shalit.
These talks must include an attempt to reach a complete ceasefire, without preconditions. An end to the mutual attacks would give the residents of the western Negev a sense of security, would spare the Gaza vicinity residents any further suffering, and would increase the political process' chances of succeeding."
Why must Israel constantly rush to the negotiating table? The Left cannot understand that not everyone is saying 'give peace a chance', that not everyone wants to co-existence in love and harmony. After over 100 years of Arab violence and opposition (from the time of the First Aliyah) and 1500 years of jihad and Islamic expansion, it is clear to all but the most deluded that the Muslims are not interested in living side-by-side with Israel but rather living in the place of Israel.
Islam divided the world between the Dar al-Islam, the House of Islam, and the Dar al-Harb, the House of War, which must be subjugated under Allah's banner. There is no sort of compromise between the House of Islam and the House of War. Infidels can only co-exist with Islam if they are subjugated and pay the jizyah tax. Islam, subjugation or death- those are the three choices. On that list, there is no 'live in a multicultural, pluralistic society' or 'live and let live'- only those three.
If somebody wants you dead, there can be no compromise with them. There was no compromise with Hitler, no compromise with Stalin, and there can be no compromise with Islam. Islam cannot tolerate a sovereign Infidel presence, especially the Jewish 'sons of pigs and monkeys', living unbowed and unsubjugated in the heart of the Muslim world. It is an insult that Muslims will never accept. One does not negotiate with terrorists; one kills terrorists. Plain and simple. Those who support terror must not be lauded and spoken to; they must be crushed and terrorized themselves, measure for measure. The rocket launch sites in Gaza must be turned to glass and carpet bombed.
"Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil" (Isaiah 5:20). A Palestinian state, G-d forbid, would not solve any of Israel's problems. The Arabs have never shown any interest in genuine peace but rather, in what Arafat, may his name be accursed, suggested: a 'Trojan Horse' state that would be declared on a part of Israeli soil and then eventually 'liberate' the rest of 'Palestine'. Any 'Palestinian' state would undoubtably become an Islamic theocracy, opress Christians and Jews (except of course those five 'Jews' who appeared at Ahmadinejad's Holocaust Denial conference- those guys are great!), become a center for terror and jihad and destabilize the relatively moderate Arab states. And this is what the US is pushing for?
Regardless of all of this, if the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish People, why must Israel continue to negotiate and carve it up? When Israel shows that it is willing to sell its birthright, it gives the anti-semites and leftists liscence to stand up and say that Israel has no real connection to the land; if they did, why would they be giving it up? If Israel were to firmly state that the land is the eternal heritage of the Jewish People and proudly point to G-d's covenant with Abraham, there would be no more arguments. If it is not our land, Israel is simply a colonial occupier and therefore spend billions of dollars on security, guards at every door, put itself behind fences, build bunkers... But if Israel is our land, we need not be ashamed to defend it. We must destroy those who wish to remove it from us, with no regards to modern, politically-correct sensibilities.
"You are crossing the Jordan to come to the land which G-d is giving you, you must settle the land and live there..." Dvarim (Deuteronomy) 11:31
Cross-posted to Goat's Barnyard