Jews believe in peace for various reasons. Some Jews are plainly self-hating, and just want trouble for the Jewish state. Others are too tired of war, and just want to close their eyes to see the ivory tower of peace and happy relations between Jews, Egyptians, Iranians and whoever else. Some are primitive rationalists—look at the numbers of Jews in the utopian movements such as the communist one—and believe that every human problem, however immensely complex, can be reduced to a formula, discussed, and settled. Some politicians are crooks who use the peace process to fool the masses into electing them. Some, notably the security establishment officials, see clearly that military methods have failed to solve the problem, and opt for peace settlement. They just don’t realize that even in mathematics, and surely in social relations, some problems are inherently unsolvable. Or it may be the other way around: the leftist Israeli establishment appoints the brainwashed ultra-leftists for security positions, and naturally they support the hollow peace.

So instead of seeking an immediate solution, which ought to be wrong, Jews must accept the reality that intermittent low-level conflict will drag on for the foreseeable future. We really don’t know what will happen in a few decades. Improvements in nuclear power generation can devaluate oil, causing immense poverty and hunger in overpopulated Arab countries. Such a scenario would increase the number of desperate terrorists but diminish the threat by impoverished regular Arab armies.

Arabs might get nuclear weapons, and would surely leak them to terrorists who might or might not detonate them in Israel. That threat would only increase if peace agreements are signed, as Israel will find it diplomatically hard to preempt against friendly Arabs’ nuclear facilities.

Arabs might breed in Israel to a third of  the electorate, join a coalition with the Jewish ultra-left and non-Jewish parties, and vote the Jewish state out of existence, thus solving the problem of coexistence with Arabs. Or Jews might drive the hostile elements out of Israel.

There are so many unknown variables in the peace process that trying to predict it amounts to nonsense. Some things, however, are easy to understand. The Arabs don’t need peace with Israel: both peace and its absence are fine with them. They don’t need Israel’s assistance and don’t fear her attacks. A peace treaty won’t change the Arabs’ behavior: they will continue supporting anti-Israeli terrorists, if only to drain their countries of radicals, and won’t entrust Israel to be a vizier of Muslim funds (economic cooperation). The only substantial economic feature that would come out of Israeli-Arab peace is heavy investment by Muslims in politically sensitive Israeli real estate, which process is well underway now and only waiting to be legalized.

Arabs, being completely indifferent to the peace process, offer Israel no concessions: Judea and Samaria must be abandoned, Jerusalem divided, and the refugees compensated, with some of them allowed to return to Israel. That’s not really a peace plan, but an odd demand for the capitulation of a victorious power to the defeated aggressors.

Israel, on the other hand, gives way continually and receives nothing in return. Arabs did not reciprocate the evacuation of Jewish settlements from Gaza, a major step which divided the Jewish nation and left a scar that will last for decades. Rather, the Arabs intensified their attacks on Israel. Superficially, that applies to Palestinian militants only, but they enjoy the support of every major Muslim state: Syria (weapons), Iran (money and training), Egypt (logistics), and Saudi Arabia (money and diplomatic support).

Back in 1972, Sadat offered Israel peace with all Arabs in return for the Sinai and the Golan Heights, with no attention paid to the idea of a Palestinian state. Recently, the Saudis offered Israel peace with all Arabs in return for Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem. Now Israel negotiates with the Palestinians on the minute details of transferring them Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem without expecting reciprocal peace with Arab countries. The terms become progressively worse.

But the real peace problem is not without, it’s within Israel. Israeli Arabs form a third of Israel’s young and are an absolute majority in several regions. The Jewish state now abandons religiously, historically, and strategically important lands to the Palestinian state so as not to be swarmed by the two million Arabs living there. Reduced to a nine-mile-wide beachside state, Israel will be swarmed by her own Arabs—who accept no peace process. It is an official policy of the PLO—indeed, a democratic maxim—that the Palestinians will breed to a majority in Israel and then vote to unify it with West Bank Palestine. Moderates among the Palestinians proclaim they have no problem with Jews living in the resulting Arab state.

Time solves the unsolvable problems. Communism vanished from the book of time, the leftist terrorism of the 1970s ran its course, and Islamic terrorism won’t be eternal. Radical ideas do not last long, as burning societies inevitably fall back into tranquility. The current levels of Palestinian terrorism are artificial, entirely propped up by the Beilin-Peres policies which brought the defeated PLO from Tunisia to the West Bank, enthroned it, subsidized it heavily, and promoted it internationally as a peace partner. So a shabby cat felt itself a lion. Palestinians support fighting Israel for two reasons: hope and hopelessness. A hope to prevail, and the daily hopelessness of their lives. Both can be solved—by overwhelming force and emigration, respectively. The Muslim Brotherhood, the PLO, and Hamas in turn became political organizations; other guerrillas will follow the same road. Palestinians will always remain hostile to Israel, as Jews took over what the Palestinians think is their land. Such hostility will translate into low-level sabotage, but not a meaningful war.

The peace process lacks a historical precedent. Never have hostile states negotiated peace under fire for decades. Peace has never come through negotiations, but only through one side’s defeat. America negotiated with Vietnam for decades, but Vietnam was not at war with America; North Vietnam was at war with the South—and utterly defeated it. So the peace process failed in Vietnam, as it has elsewhere. The Peace process is a leftist fallacy, a primitive rationalist approach to immensely complex problems which in fact can be exhausted, but never solved.

Exhausting the Palestinian problem is easy, and Israel did it with success: behead the national organizations, expel their leaders and everyone of the slightest standing in Palestinian society. No great numbers are involved: ousting a few thousand top members of Fatah, Hamas, and other popular organizations would do. When Israel kept systematically expelling PLO associates in the 1960 through the 1980s, everything was quiet on our Western Front. Even though the PLO tried ruling Palestine through its Department of Popular Organizations, which oversaw everything down to students unions, it was nothing compared to the electrifying fact of Arafat’s presence in the West Bank.
The Beilin-Peres clique brought Arafat from Tunisia to the West Bank, and let the djinn of terrorism out of the bottle. They meant well; they meant Arafat to be their peace puppet. So they were wrong. As usual, societies pay in blood for leftists’ crumbling projects.

The majority of the Netherlands’ population was good to Jews during the Holocaust. But the problem is, the Dutch were also good toward the minority who collaborated with the Germans. The minority hunted us, and so 75 percent of all Dutch Jews were murdered. The majority of Israelis are decent Jews who wish their country well. But unless they stand up to the vicious leftist minority, too few Jews will survive in Israel.

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