According to Larry Derfner in the Jerusalem Post, anyway. In his recent article, Derfner suggests that while Jewish Israelis would like to see a two-state solution, the truth is that they really, really dislike Palestinians.
In 25 years, I have never seen this country so blindly contemptuous of everybody and everything Arab, so drawn to confrontation, so intractably closed-minded. Israelis haven’t come around to the idea of a Palestinian state because they realize the Palestinians have rights, too, or because they think there’s something immoral about the occupation and the settlements.
Today, if Israelis thought they could get away with expelling the Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza and the Israeli Arabs from Israel, they’d support it. But they know they can’t, so they want to put as much distance and as high a wall between them and the Arabs as they can.
If this is your idea of peace, then the cliché “all Israelis want peace” is true.
So, let me get this straight. Palestinians have been trying to kill Jews since the 1920s and have refused every single offer for statehood since the Peel Commission of 1937. At the end of 1947, directly after United Nations Resolution 181, the partition resolution, they launched a genocidal civil war. Before and after that war, they rioted. They have since conducted cross-border raids, suicide bombings, and rocket attacks, the latest… oh… on Wednesday. They teach their children to despise Jews and elect into office a genocidal, theocratic organization that includes committing a second holocaust in its founding charter.
And, yet, somehow, against all reason, the Jews of Israel are less than happy with the Palestinian people. Shocking, really.