Arabs will not decrease violence to allow Israel an honorary withdrawal from the West Bank. Just like the Jewish fighters haunted the British in Palestine in 1947, Arabs will continue killing Jews even if Israel evacuates Gaza and the West Bank. Diplomats cannot understand why Arabs keep on killing Jews even in the face of diplomatic surrender. Simple: Arabs correctly view their victory as the product of fighting rather than diplomacy. Add their hatred of Jewish occupiers, and Arabs will continue killing the Jews until the last Jew leaves their land—which is not limited to the West Bank. The peace process only prompts the Arabs to kill the retreating enemy. Arab mujahedeen similarly flocked to Afghanistan after the Soviets announced their withdrawal.

The Golan Heights show how simple the peace process really is. The hotly contested Golans are the safest part of Israel. No terrorists cross from Syria. Sneaking through the hapless peacekeepers is not a big deal. The desire to confront Israel is there: recall the constant stream of guerrillas from Egypt during the cease-fire. Syria has the necessary prerequisites for guerrilla warfare with Israel: strong intelligence, zealots, small arms, and Hezbollah and Hamas expertise. Yet Syria refrains from sending guerrillas into Israel because it fears Israeli reprisals. Israel attacked Syrian aircraft on several occasions during the cease-fire, and overall proved capable and willing to take the war into Syria. Thus, Syria distances itself from guerrilla activity.

IDF mapped hundreds of buildings used by Hamas, PIJ, Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, and other factions. Aggressively destroying them will go a long way toward pacifying the terrorist nest.

Extroverted and passionate Arabs recall urban Azeris rather than Muslim highlanders. Eager to establish their social stannding but unable to do so by rational means, Arabs resort to heated arguments, bullying, and spontaneous violence. They are not quiet, thorough, and dispassionate killers like the highlander Muslims. Arabs fight fiercely at first only, and only for a short time. Countered with cruel force or ignored, they cease. Concessions—mini-victories—prop up their pride and they push to continue. Counter-intuitive as that may sound, concessions lead to no peace. Historically, too, peace negotiations between nations have commenced near the war’s end. Negotiations during the war embolden the aggressor and encourage him to persist in violence.