Thursday, October 8, 2015

Israel Needs a Change of Strategy

To end Palestinian Arab violence, Israel must do it's part to end it's inadvertent support for it via inappropriate police action. The focus has been on how to chase down active terrorists and avenge bloodshed. Only incremental changes are required on that front. But a major shift of strategic goals is required to provide a long term and conclusive solution. The main problem in the policing of the current stabbings is not in the Tactical minutiae, but primarily broad based Strategic blunders that have bottle-necked Israel into the current predicament. To put it bluntly, a change of the rules of the game is in order. Stop empowering Fatah to support terror by disavowing it as a potential peace partner. 

The Knesset has to do more. But it's important to know what needs only a tweak here and there and what needs upheaval level of change. They should not merely announce how brave a random policeman was, as wonderful as that is. Or that it demolished another home of another terrorist. This is just treading water, not fixing the fundamental problem. I'm not a big fan of destroying homes, either, though. Take it over, sell it, and then give the proceeds to families of terror victims. That would be a better method to deal with the homes of terrorists. But the main fix that is needed is in the big picture.

Tell Abbas, three strikes and you are out. The Palestinian Authority is the PLO; a terrorist group posing as politicians, and by repeated intifadas, it has proven that it's alleged retraction of support for terror, in preparation for the Oslo Accords, was a lie that it could not maintain. The boss always lets the enforcer get his hands dirty so he can seem innocent. That is all that Abbas is doing. A politician in sheep's clothing. And he was always viewed as the supposed moderate in Arafat's camp.

Every lie has a shelf life, apparently. They would not have dared lie so badly if they thought it would lead to this. They did not expect it to take this long. 20 years and they still have not broken Israel's spirit. They have not rewritten the truth with a million and one lies. Imagine the past 20 years are a resume and today Israel was sitting down with Fatah for the first time to establish a peace deal. There is no partner in peace. It's clear now that there never was. 

Therefore to support even administrative Fatah rule over the territories is to, in part, support eventual terror against the State of Israel and the immediate outpouring of slander and libelous deception against the rights of Jews to be in their homeland. 

My apologies to those who are terrified of demographics, but there is no other way to view it.

End support of Palestinian Arabic violence by annexing the territories today, as Caroline Glick has called for. Only with 3 additional vital provisions. 1) A filter to remove terrorists from the naturalization process, and to completely resolve matters, 2) include Gaza among the territories you plan to annex, but 3) naturalize slow enough to not endanger Israeli electoral balance or anything else, off setting it with the increased immigration due to the natural boon to aliyah that true peace would bring. Thus all fears of demographic dangers will be proven fallacious. The new united State of Israel will be stronger than ever and just as Jewish and democratic if not more so. There also will be no one over the green line that someone in Europe is weeping over for, mistakenly believing that they are in some kind of a concentration camp, when they are more likely in a shopping mall.

Until you get the gradual absorption process completed, a group of Israelis, primarily consisting of Arabs, should govern the territories during the several years it will take to do this safely. Once the appointment is controlled by the democratically elected Knesset, a closer version of democracy will immediately be felt by the residents of the territories until full inclusion into the democratic state of Israel can be fully implemented.

Put all fears aside and do not stand idly by the blood of your fellow. This is the path to end the terror within Israel's border and keep it away.  Fight terror and also avoid future causes of discontent via this annexation and slow but sure naturalization. You can't get there any other way.  As I have written before, "
The beginning of peace does not come by the placation of terror; that is it's anathema. At it's end, there must neither be the destruction of innocent societies."

For the past eight years I called such a plan, the Everyone Wins peace plan. But whatever you call it, it needs to be done as soon as possible. It's dangerous not to. Therefore there is no time like now to get it done. May it soon be so, by the grace of God.

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