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5 Ways Israel Keeps the Peace in the Middle East

The Jewish state’s real, behind-the-scenes role.

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P. David Hornik

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July 8, 2014 - 11:18 pm
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Israel keeps the peace? That may seem jarring since when Israel gets in the news—as in the current operation against Hamas terror in Gaza—it’s usually in connection to violence.

But in reality, as a democratic, Western-aligned country and the Middle East’s preeminent military power, Israel has done much over the decades to keep the region from being worse than it is. Israel has used its might—sometimes openly, sometimes discreetly—not only to safeguard its own interests but also those of the West and the more moderate Arab states.

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Muslims would come up with another reason to kill Jews, even if they honored that covenant.... they can't even stop killing other Muslims, for Pete's sake.....

..... over 1400yrs and counting = that faux-religion is nothing but a tyrannical system of governance and Satan's words on earth.
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The Palestinians will dig up a few dead children to pose for the world after Israel places a few shells .... AFTER Israeli cities are hit with hundreds of Hamas's rockets....

.... but useful idiots say this isn't "fair".... and Israel's response is "disproportionate"....

They've shown incredible restraint!!!

If I were an Israeli, I'd say go ahead and annihilate every Palestinian within a 1/4 mile of every rocket launch - like they're going to be given any kind of pass from the world, anyway....

Blow those Muslims to Hell!!!!
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What the United States has been for the world at large since the end of WWII; a force for stability, peace and prosperity, Israel has been on a regional scale. Now, with the USA abdicating its role, and undermining Israel at the same time, we are at risk of losing that peace and stability. If we do, G-D help us all....
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Intercepting a missile or missiles, or knocking out a rocket launching site, are noteworthy achievements but, by no means are a victory. They do not prevent another attack, and, they are very expensive. It would be far better if Israel could take steps that would prevent any further attacks. But, the only means to achieve that goal that have been discussed have been airstrikes on each rocket-launcher location, or, carpet bombing Gaza, or, invading Gaza and destroying all missiles and missile-producing capabilities.
The airstrikes on individual launch sites cannot prevent further attacks. The other options are not favored, because they would involve major civilian casualties. However, there is yet another approach that might be successful, and that would not cause any civilian casualties. The approach is based upon recognition that the root cause of the attacks on Israel is religious. The cause is Islam. Islam calls for “death to infidels”, and, Jews are considered to be “infidels”. And, so are all non-Muslims; Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, Zoroastrians, and atheists.
The Muslim World takes the doctrine of “death to infidels” very seriously. The Sunnis and the Shia each consider the other to be “infidels”, and they have been killing each other for centuries, for that reason. They still are, today, and they are killing non-Muslim “infidels”, as well.
Inasmuch as the root cause of the violence is Islam, any response must be impressive to the
Muslim religious leaders, in order to be effective. Retaliation by bombing, missile attacks, and even invasion, mean nothing to clerics who preach “death to infidels”, and glorify suicide bombers as martyrs. Muslim clerics have a plentiful supply of young Muslims who would like to achieve martyrdom. In order to be meaningful to the Mullahs, a response must have significance to their religion.
Accordingly, Israel should surround the Al Aqsa Mosque with explosives, and declare that the next Muslim attack on Israel will bring destruction of the Mosque. That will get the attention of the Mullahs, and it will put the survival of the Mosque squarely in their hands. They can either issue Fatwas prohibiting any attacks on Israel and Israelis, and enforce them, or, they can see their Mosque destroyed.
Israel would stress that Israel does not want to destroy the Mosque, it only wants to live in peace. And, if there are no further attacks on Israel, the Mosque will be untouched. However, if a Muslim does attack Israel, that Muslim will be responsible for the destruction of the Mosque. Since all of the major terrorist groups profess to be driven by Islamic doctrine, presumably they will not want to be responsible for the destruction of the Mosque. If the strategy is successful, the Mosque will not be destroyed, and Israel will have a respite from attacks. If the strategy is not successful, and the Mosque is destroyed, then Israel will be no worse off than it is now, surrounded by Muslim entities who want to destroy it, and who fire rockets into it. And, if the Mosque is destroyed, then Israel can clear the site, and commence reconstruction of the Jewish Temple.
Note that, unlike any of the other strategies that have been contemplated, this strategy does not require killing anyone, Muslim or Jew. It does not necessitate military attacks. It simply demands the conditions that are required for any truce, which are, no attacks. There have been many truces, in the past, but they have been short-lived, because there was no significant consequence to their ending. This strategy is different, in that it has a consequence.
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Israel keeps the peace by being the only sane nation in the entire region. God bless Israel.
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So some do still watch CNN go figure.
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Jordan and Egypt both prove that Israel is NOT the reason there is conflict in the middle east.
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The Palestinians will dig up a few dead children to pose for the world after Israel places a few shells .... AFTER Israeli cities are hit with hundreds of Hamas's rockets....

.... but useful idiots say this isn't "fair".... and Israel's response is "disproportionate"....

They've shown incredible restraint!!!

If I were an Israeli, I'd say go ahead and annihilate every Palestinian within a 1/4 mile of every rocket launch - like they're going to be given any kind of pass from the world, anyway....

Blow those Muslims to Hell!!!!
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What the United States has been for the world at large since the end of WWII; a force for stability, peace and prosperity, Israel has been on a regional scale. Now, with the USA abdicating its role, and undermining Israel at the same time, we are at risk of losing that peace and stability. If we do, G-D help us all....
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Well, we all know how Zionists are taking over the world. Just ask ISIS or the Saudis or the UN...
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LIAR troll. Always the same old lies. Your kind are always running your mouth. You must be jealous. Just can't stand it can you?
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” The Jewish apologists are avidly and pathetically intent on stating the case for the Jew by contradicting his enemies. They do not even pause to study the accusations of these enemies. They feel only that anything the anti-Semite says must be contradicted and disproved- and they rush forward with statements that Jews love their mothers, are full of patriotism, sweetness and solid human charm.
These denials, contradictions and affirmations are a preposterous waste of time.. Jewish diplomacy has been wasting its time in this fashion for almost twenty centuries., offering alibis and mitigating circumstances- for what? Is there anything of which a Jew can be guilty that could match the unsavory and contemptible antics of his accusers? Apologies to whom? To that judge with blood-caked hands who sits leering from his bench? to that enfeebled and chaotic brain that calls itself an anti-semite? Or to that smug and highty-tighty bystander, World Opinion- a gentleman who hasn’t been able to find his buttocks with both hands since he was given an alphabet to play with?
You would think that Jews would wake up to this one fact about themselves- that their defensive position is the chief delight and arsenal of the anti-semite. But never comes such awakening. ”

” There are two things very unwise to do in the world. One is to proclaim you are in distress- and expect your plight to bring Samaritans rushing to your side. An occasional Samaritan will arrive- but accompanied always by three hooligan sadists intent on the sport of increasing your misery. The other is the business of advertising your virtues. The ” Jewish propaganda machine ” is more or less devoted to both schemes, and the results continue, century in and out, to be the same. In a world that admires only victors, the Jews have persisted in advertising themselves to be victims only. This the Jew is not. I am not writing of those murdered but those alive. No man alive is a victim. It is not only stupid but dangerous to pronounce himself one. ”

Ben Hecht, 1944, A Guide for the Bedevilled
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See remarks above troll
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The Evil genie is out of the Bottle. It all began in 1967 when the Israeli Forces reclaimed all of Jerusalem but in a moment of weakness and misguided secular-Jewish largesse decided to allow the Muslim's Al Aksa Mosque to remain undisturbed on Temple Mount. Temple Mount is a Spiritual Vortex, given to the Jewish Nation to safeguard by the Holy ONE, the Omnipotent Force of all Forces in the Universe, with strict instructions as to what is allowed and forbidden on this most Awesome and powerful Spiritual Powerplant on planet earth.
The Jewish People have no Spiritual claim to the Holy Land when they do not fulfill their 'part of the bargain', that is, their G-d given responsibility under the Covenant to serve as
Custodians of the Mount. In effect, fulfilling that singular responsibility, more than any historical claims or 'legal' titles of ownership is what gives legitimacy to the Jewish possession of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
On a deep and subconscious spiritual level this truth is felt if not understood not only by the European Union and United Nations but particularly by our half brothers in the Muslim world who have rightfully concluded the weakness and spiritual faithlessness of the Jewish Nation in spurning G-d's Will. Their fraudulent possession of Temple Mount and the Israeli Government's complicity in reinforcing of this fraud by officially forbidding any Jewish prayer or even for Jews to set foot there has caused a world-shattering metaphysical imbalance, a short-circuit so to speak.
Since 1967 the cancer of Radical Islam has metastasized world-wide, threatening every civilization with physical and spiritual destruction. The 9-11 attacks, Violent terror attacks on non-Muslims, Islamic unrest and Sharia in Europe, everywhere Islam has a presence, the dread and unspeakable menace of two nuclear armed Islamic States, Pakistan and soon Iran, just to name a very few nightmares.
Is all this a coincidence? Is it a coincidence that all three major religions hold Jerusalem as sacred ground to be fought and died for? A coincidence that Jerusalem is never mentioned in Islam's holiest book, Koran, yet thousands of times in Jewish Scripture!
The truth is that nothing can stop this Cancer from spreading. Not Armed forces, Drone assassinations, Civil laws or security checkpoints. Not even the false panacea of a 'successful' political settlement with Arab Palestinians in Judea/Samaria for 'Palestinian' Statehood there will turn the tide and return the 'Genie' to the 'bottle'. Those are nothing but band-aids on soon-to-be terminal cancer. And more and more as the nations of the world, including formerly friendly ones in European Capitols and Washington D.C. Quietly have begun to openly question the merits, even the 'legitimacy' of the Jewish State, the situation facing Israel has become dire. Far worse than Iranian nukes is this other threat. Sadly, more and more American Jews have come to question Israeli status in that region. The BDS movement grows on American University campuses, most troubling as it now includes growing numbers of young liberal Jewish students, men and women.
Militarily, politically, philosophically, morally ...Israel is becoming weakened on many fronts. It is not certain the Jewish State can survive much longer under the expanded and multifaceted front.
Unless...The Jewish Nation will do what should have been done in 1967. Remove the Al Aksa from Temple Mount. We need not destroy it, for we Jews do not destroy. We are not a vindictive people even towards our enemies. This golden-domed edifice can be disassembled brick by brick, placed on flat bed trucks, hauled overland and presented as a gift to the Hashemite King as a goodwill gesture.
We must Restore balance to the spiritual vortex of this Awesome Temple Mount as was intended by the Holy ONE. There Is No Other Way. Yes, it will be painful. The region and world will bleed with Muslim fury and world-violence. For a while. And then, the cancer will die as the Genie of Spiritual imbalance is returned to the Bottle. There Is No Other Way. And Time Is Running Out.




Yoelarry
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There is a major problem with your writing. Had the Israelite followed God's command when they entered the Promised Land, destroying all of the inhabitance, and destroyed their idols, things would be completely different today. But they did t follow God's commands, they worshipped idols continually refused to follow God. Just like today, they rejected God as their King they demanded an earthly king so they could be like the world. If they had followed God's command and had not rejected Him, they would not have been take captive and remove from Israel. The problem that Israel has today, is the same problem of the days of the beginning of the possession of the Promise Land. When we, just like Israel, do not follow God's will, we will be in a battle until His return.
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Yoe, I have seen this same verbatim post from you again and again.

I agree wholeheartedly with all of it (and always will) but after awhile I have to ask, can you do any more than cut and paste?

C'mon, man. You can do better.
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Muslims would come up with another reason to kill Jews, even if they honored that covenant.... they can't even stop killing other Muslims, for Pete's sake.....

..... over 1400yrs and counting = that faux-religion is nothing but a tyrannical system of governance and Satan's words on earth.
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