Netanyahu on offensive?

Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan knew all about taquiyya. We could use the strategic insight of a man like him.
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When Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Accords in September 1978, he followed this up by signing the Israel-Egypt peace treaty of March 1979, a treaty that initiated Israel’s defensive and losing strategy known as “territory for peace.”

Let’s face a simple but unpleasant truth: Only a meek fool surrenders land won in a war of self-defense to the aggressor – in this case, surrenders land for what Anwar Sadat mockingly called “a piece of paper.”

Without firing a shot, Sadat won the greatest victory in military or diplomatic history.  From Israel, an adversary far superior in arms, Sadat regained the entire Sinai, including its strategic air bases built by Israel, as well as oil fields Israel had made productive.  Begin surrendered all this – a twelve billion dollar infrastructure – for verbiage!

Sadat also manipulated Begin into abandoning the Jewish settlement of Yamit.  This surrender infected Israel’s mentality with the pathological policy of “land for peace.”  If this was not enough, Sadat conned Begin into signing the first international agreement that referred to Israel’s heartland, Judea and Samaria, as the “West Bank.”

Say what you will about Begin’s virtues, he capitulated or didn’t really know what he was doing, at Camp David. This sums up the story of his successors to this day. Connect the dots: from Begin at Camp David in September 1978, to Bibi at Bar-Ilan University on June 14, 2009, where Netanyahu renounced the Jewish people’s biblical as well as legal claim to Judea and Samaria!

Throwing away a victory

A memorial to the last time Israel was ever on any real offensive.

Memorial to the Six-day War, on the Jerusalem road. Photo: CNAV

The State of Israel has been led by losers since the IDF’s miraculous victory in the June 1967 Six-Day War.  That victory had to be miraculous since it was achieved without any thought or intention of incorporating Judea and Samaria into the State! In fact, that bold but logical idea was opposed by Israel’s timid and myopic leaders. No wonder they ceded control of Israel’s holiest site, the Temple Mount, to the Arabs, who were stunned by this “gesture” of the conquerors.

The word “gesture” tells it all.  Israel’s ruling elites think they can obtain peace through “gestures,” like yielding strategic assets for parchment – nay, for less than parchment, as witness the heroic Ariel Sharon, who retreated from Gaza for nothing!

Let’s face it:  Using  a term coined by Lenin, we have to admit that for more than four decades this country has been ruled by “useful idiots,” whose mindless behavior was facilitated by Israel’s inane system of government – a system that allowed Likud leader Ariel Sharon to nullify the 2003 Knesset elections and become Labor’s surrogate prime minister!

Let’s stop the obscurantism:  It’s not the Arabs, but Jewish prime ministers that have laid the foundations for a Palestinian state!

And it makes no difference which party or party leader or party coalition heads Israel’s Government: you get the same suicidal policy of retreat and surrender. Barack Obama could have derived his anti-Israel foreign policy from Israel’s anti-Zionist foreign policy!

Toward an offensive foreign policy

This writer is not a defeatist.  For decades, he has offered constructive alternatives to the self-destructive policies of Israel’s Government.  In fact, when I made aliyah in 1976 – the year after the UN equated Zionism with “racism” – I brought with me the unheard idea of encouraging Israel to quit the United Nations, and I gained support for the idea from a walking companion of PM Yitzchak Shamir, a political journalist, whose name must remain private.

In any event, the present writer repeatedly proposed an offensive foreign policy, beginning with an exposé of the vicious nature of Arab regimes.  Moreover, since Israel was not going to quit the UN, he suggested that Israel submit a proposal in the General Assembly to expel Iran from the UN on grounds of its violations of the UN anti-Genocide Convention.


http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/10/20/if-there-is-a-third-intifada-we-want-to-be-the-ones-who-started-it/
“If there is  a Third Intifada We Want to Be the Ones Who Started It”

Professor Edward Alexander

The Algemeiner,

October 22, 2015


Moreover, this American-born citizen of Israel has often advocated an ideological and diplomatic offensive against Israel’s Islamic enemies whose violations of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights obliges Israel, as well as the United States, to submit a resolution to the General Assembly calling for Iran’s expulsion from the UN, on grounds no less substantial than those that led to the expulsion of South Africa.

But what am I saying?  Jews must not irritate the “goyim,” certainly not the disciples of Muhammad. Jews much show how liberal and magnanimous they are, how peace-loving they are, how long-suffering they are, vis-à-vis their Muslim-Arab assailants. Yes, Jews must suffer the cruel attacks, the murderous hatred, and the obscene lies of these villains. The last thing they must do is tell the full truth about these pathological liars, which means they must imitate their mendacity with a good conscience!  ◙

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