Secretary of State
This is good news, not only for Israel and its right to national security and sovereignty, but after seven decades of enemy attempts to eradicate the Jewish state it says to the world, "time's up."
Israel's enemies have had the most generous offers to live in peace, including the relinquishing of land captured by Israel after many aggressive and unprovoked wars and terrorist attacks. With ongoing propaganda statements by Israel's enemies, the firing of rockets into civilian areas from
Israel, under all of its prime ministers, has gone more than halfway trying to make peace. The responses have been as if no outreaches were ever made. Israel and the West have a right to question the sincerity of those Arab and Muslin nations when they continue to denounce and defame Israel and the Jewish people as illegitimate occupiers of "Palestinian" land. As long as such denial continues, there can be no opportunity for peace and Israel is well within its rights to defend itself against such ominous and ongoing verbal, theological and military threats.
It is and always has been wishful thinking to believe that people motivated by hate, a mandate from Allah to conduct what would amount to genocide against Jews and revisionist history as to the original owners of "occupied land," would miraculously change their minds and agree to reverse decades of provocations and proof of their ultimate objective.
This has always been the danger when Westerners believe all humans are alike and given the right incentives can be persuaded to act in ways consistent with Western values and practices.
The next step is for the Israeli Knesset to validate the Trump administration's new policy, which aligns with Prime Minister
As reported in the
"In his words, the administration's determination 'is based on the unique facts, history, and circumstances presented by the establishment of civilian settlements in the
Indeed, they do. Now if the
As long as a religious motivation for wiping out Israel persists, there will be no peace, and no two-state solution. It is why the Trump administration's position on the legality of settlements in Judea and Samaria is not only correct, but a necessary contribution to Israel's security and any true peace, or at least stability.
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