A good buddy of mine once coined many years ago the phrase: “If not for Jew hatred, the War Against Israel could never exist.” It still holds true to this day.
If not for outright hatred of the Jews, the Arabs could have lived in peace and in harmony with them. There could have been not just one ”Paris of the Middle East” (Beirut, which is now a Heznazi stronghold) there could have been multiple numbers of them dotting the region, all helped by the little dynamo that is called Israel.
You know what has ended? Widespread acceptance in Israel of the lie that towns and villages one hour’s drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem are the main thing keeping alive the Palestinian desire to kill us.
I think the average Israeli has got it. We can and should live, as Jews, wherever the damn we please in our land of Israel. Arabs who don’t try to harm us can too. That’s the new reality.
The Green Line Lie is over. It’s only a shrinking minority of increasingly extremist dinosaurs who cling to it.
I posted that on Facebook yesterday and it was prompted by a tour I took in the hearland of Israel last Thursday with Ryan Bellerose. We had a stop in a tiny place started 16 years ago where they farm nuts and fruits and run a music pub in the summer looking out on the edge of the desert. From barren rock they made things grow, building terraces and planting and composting to make the land good again. They certainly helped reverse the negative images of settlers that one journalist from The Telegraph in the UK had.
After one thousand years of neglect, suddenly Jews return to their indigenous land and it’s fruitful again.
This place, this hill top that has NEVER been lived on by anyone, with its newly hand made terraces, fruit trees and music pub, founded by two Jews, one whose family came from Iraq and the woman he met there and who became his wife: this is stopping the Palestinians from having their nation? It would be laughable if it wasn’t a kind of religious dogma believed by millions. This should be celebrated not condemned.
It’s a one hour drive from my home in Tel Aviv. It’s thirty minutes from Jerusalem. This is the problem? It’s surrounded by empty space. Nobody ever lived there. If they had there would be signs in the ground and if there were signs they’d almost certainly be Jewish.
So why can’t Jews live there? We’re indigenous to all these lands and more besides. Nobody is seriously saying we should invade and take back all of Trans-Jordan but neither do we need to be embarrased by the progress we’ve made rebuilding our homes on the sites so clearly mentioned in the bible and spoken of by our people for millenia.
What do we do with the descendents of Arabs who moved in (and probably a good many Jews who converted away)? How can we go on without giving them their precious country and citizenship? What about our oppressive occupation?
Yes I’m fine with belligerent and rebellious people not receiving the honour of full citizenship in the ONLY free, functioning and safe state in the Middle East. They should be begging to earn back our trust.
More here @ Israellycool H/T: Brian of London