The only way for Israel to secure its future survival, is to forgo the last pillar of Zionism that has sadly eluded it all of its existence. That being; Israel’s Muslim neighbors will never accept Israel as an equal, let alone a neighbor, in the region. As a long time supporter of the Jewish state, the Tundra Tabloids was forced to concede that a long time ago.
Islamic texts are too rife with anti-Jew motifs for a pious Muslim -and remain in good standing with the rest of mainstream Islam- to ever accept a non-Muslim ‘entity’ as a fellow state with mutual respect and honor. It just won’t happen. TINSC elucidates the point for us. KGS
Israel just wants to be loved. Unfortunately, it ain’t gonna happen.
In 1948, when Israel was born, there was little doubt what awaited the Zionists if they were defeated on the battlefield. Israel was small. It’s armaments were few and they had to scrap for everything needed to ward off the invading armies of 5 Arab nations. Survival came first! It came first throughout Israel’s history right up to the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
This is not the case today. Today, Israel is militarily secure from most threats. Even those threats (such as an Iranian nuclear weapon) that could destroy Israel carry a retaliatory counter-threat that leaves Israel confidently secure against rational enemies. (Naturally, there’s concern for whether or not Israel’s enemies are rational. That’s a different subject for a different column.)