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Israel and her Arab enemies



A modified F-15 squadron of the Israel Air Force. Israel once seemed to know how to deal with enemies. Still, one cannot pursue security at the expense of the virtues that can truly bring it. Sadly, fear of losing democratic respectability, stops Israel from relying on her greatest strength. Her strength will come from a Tzadik level of statecraft.

King David said, “I hate them, O God that hate you” (Psalm 129:21). Since the haters of God hate God’s people, and since hatred is futile if it doesn’t issue in action, King David writes: “I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and returned not until they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they are not able to rise …” (Psalm 18:38-43).

If you come across a bird’s nest on any tree or on the ground, and it contains baby birds or eggs, then, if the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with her young. You must first chase away the mother, and only then may take the young. (Deuteronomy 22:6-7)

What is the reason for this unusual mitzvah? Maimonides argues that we send away the mother bird to teach us compassion. He insists that animal mothers, just as human mothers, suffer when their offspring are harmed.

Muslim arrogance

What a Jihad recruitment poster would look like if they were honest. Muslims are the implacable enemies of Israel and of the rest of civilization.In a previous article, I quoted Bernard Lewis, the doyen of Islamic studies, who recognized that overweening arrogance is characteristic of Muslim culture. From Lewis we learn that the worshipers of the Qur’an are so proud of their own perfection as to make Muslims “impervious to external stimuli.” This requires Israel to treat these disciples of Mohammad ruthlessly, as brilliantly explained by the author of Civilization and Its Enemies, Lou Harris, the “philosopher of 9/11.”.

The inordinate pride or self-intoxication of Muslims will only be magnified by the syrupy self-restraint of democratic politicians like Benjamin Netanyahu and by soft military officials like Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya’alon, Jews who want to appear to the media as humanists.

However, Muslims who regard Jews as “dogs” should be treated as one might treat mad dogs: kill them at once. Failure to do so will only encourage these beasts to murder more Jews.

Animated by fanatical egoism, Muslims will target Israel’s most eminent citizens, rabbis; and to flaunt the “supremacy” of their own religion, they will butcher Jewish women and children.

Only recall how the Viet Cong Communists targeted the mayors and teachers of South Vietnam villages – the most respected personalities – to demoralize the south.

A picture of Israel’s enemies

No sane person would seek to befriend a dog stricken with rabies – a poison analogous to the pathological hatred Muslims incubate and harbor for Jews, a hatred so vividly portrayed by Leon Uris in Exodus.

In The Haj, author Leon Uris has the famous Orde Wingate say: “… every last Arab is a total prisoner of his society. The Jews will eventually have to face up to what you’re dealing with here. The Arabs will never love you for what good you’ve brought them. They don’t know how to really love. But hate! Oh God can they hate! And they have a deep, deep resentment because you [Jews] have jolted them from their delusion of grandeur and shown them for what they are—a decadent, savage people controlled by a religion that has stripped them of all human ambition … except for the few cruel enough and arrogant enough to command them as one commands a mob of sheep. You [Jews] are dealing with a mad society and you’d better learn how to control it.”

Can you imagine a political scientist, if he’s more than half educated, advising Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bear Uris’ Arab profile in mind when dealing with Mahmoud Abbas? Uris would deem him an abysmal fool to negotiate with Abbas on the basis of “reciprocity.”

In The Haj, Uris has the novel’s central character, Haj Ibrahim confide to a Jewish friend: “During the summer heat my people become frazzled…. They are pent up. They must explode. Nothing directs their frustration like Islam. Hatred is holy in this part of the world. It is also eternal… You [Jews] do not know how to deal with us. For years, decades, we may seem to be at peace with you, but always in the back of our minds we keep up the hope of vengeance. No dispute is ever really settled in our world. The Jews give us a special reason to continue warring.” What a contrast with Netanyahu’s on-going quest for peace in dealing with a full-blooded Arab like Abbas!

In The Haj, Uris has the cultured Dr. Mudhil elaborate: “We [Arabs] do not have leave to love one another and we have long ago lost the ability. It was so written twelve hundred years earlier. Hate is our overpowering legacy and we have regenerated ourselves by hatred from decade to decade, generation to generation, century to century. The return of the Jews has unleashed that hatred, exploding it wildly… In ten, twenty, thirty years the world of Islam will begin to consume itself in madness. We cannot live with ourselves… we never have. We are incapable of change.” (Here Mudhil is only elaborating what Genesis 16:12 says about the descendants of Ishmael.)

Later in the novel, Mudhil says: “Islam is unable to live at peace with anyone…. One day our oil will be gone, along with our ability to blackmail. We have contributed nothing to human betterment in centuries, unless you consider the assassin and the terrorist as human gifts.”

Fight or step aside

An Israeli Prime Minister that disregards Uris’ courageous profile of the Arab, or the political significance of Muslim hatred, is not qualified for that office. An Israeli Prime Minister that does not feel morally outraged by the murder of rabbis – especially by Muslims – is a clod, to put it mildly.

Turn now to the unique liberated Arab philosopher al-Farabi (d. 950), a Muslim in dress only. His book on Plato and Aristotle was written in an esoteric way to conceal his utter contempt for Islam to avoid death. To al-Farabi add the great Arab historian and sociologist ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), who regarded Arabs as “savages.” A forthright prime minister does not negotiate with savages, certainly not on the basis of “reciprocity,” unless he has succumbed to idiocy bordering on insanity!

Since one may disregard such a conclusion, we are forced to ask: “Why does Israel’s Prime Minister perpetuate the fraud or charade of waltzing on and off for two decades with a disciple of Mohammad? Is truth or moral and intellectual integrity irrelevant in Israel? Is this the conclusion or lesson he wants to convey to the youth and soldiers of this country?☼

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Randall Case

What enemies? At the moment Israel is on reasonable terms with Egypt, excellent terms with Jordan (they even gave Jordan some helicopter gunships to help them on their ongoing battle with ISIS), Syria is too involved in its own civil war and Lebanon while an ongoing threat hasn’t caused any issues with Israel for quite a while. So unless Israel plans on starting a war there’s nothing for the government to show too much patients with.

Terry Hurlbut

Try Hizbollah and the PLO, or whatever they call themselves these days.

Randall Case

As I said Lebanon (which includes the Hezbollah) while an ongoing threat hasn’t done anything to warrant an Israeli offensive. The most the PLO has done in the last few years is lob a few homemade rockets and a few car bombs. While the death of anyone is a tragedy it doesn’t warrants massive Israeli retaliation into the Gaza strip which is about the most heavily populated place on the planet causing thousands of deaths. The Israelis are doing the right thing right now not trying to escalate tensions in the region and staying out of the war with ISIS and Syria.

Elizabeth Rothwell Meyers

I wonder how Americans would respond if we had “a few homemade rockets and car bombs” set off in our country. Maybe the same way we have been responding to terrorist attacks… with ‘patience’.

Randall Case

Elizabeth Rothwell Meyers Hopefully with some common sense and not going in murdering thousands of innocent people but then again you’ll have to ask one.

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