Why Peace Is Impossible

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Consider this: a recent survey by American pollster Stanley Greenberg of 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip found that 72% of Palestinians support overtly denying the historical presence of Jews in Jerusalem, which includes the Jewish people’s biblical connection to their eternal capital. In other words, nearly three quarters of Palestinians would conscientiously alter history to satisfy their personal whims and ambitions. More importantly is how this revisionism manifests in a manner that stifles Israeli-Palestinian negotiations: the poll found that a full 92% of Palestinians believe that Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine only, whereas a mere 3% said that Jerusalem should be the capital of both Israel and Palestine.

It is not surprising that a people willing to throw 4000 thousand years of Jewish history out the window would also reject sharing Jerusalem with the Jewish state. By extension, there can be no negotiated settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so long as the Palestinians virtually unanimously hold this position.

This is what happens when people ignore “inconvenient” truths, the flip-side of which contributes to the ongoing propaganda war being waged by the Palestinians against the Jewish state of Israel. There cannot be peace when the majority of Palestinians believe, or are willing to blindly accept and promulgate the notion that Jewish history is a “Zionist” fabrication.

This delusion is reinforced every time that a “chief” Palestinian figure, not unlike Saeb Erakat, makes egregious allegations.

And the fact the West accepts such folly is a reflection of the intellectual degeneration taking place herein, best evidenced by the accelerating transformation of Western universities from protectors of truth and disseminators of knowledge into bastions of ignorance and hate. Playing to this reality, and expecting the West to tow the Palestinian line, Erakat called “on the international community to demand an official explanation from the Government of Israel regarding th[e] video.”

Unfortunately for Erakat, unlike nearly every other legitimate action taken by Israel to defend itself, this film will not draw the ire of the world. For requiring Israel to further explain itself would paint the truth in brighter colors, plain for the world see, thereby more overtly exposing what many of us already know: Palestinian nationalism is founded upon lies, a reality that, in truth, negates the entire Palestinian movement, thus the Palestinian right to self-determination.

As stated by Mr. Ayalon, “There is no magic solution to the situation.… But the only way a solution will ever be reached is if we base our negotiations [with the Palestinians] on legal and historical facts.”

This will never happen, as using this premise would effectively reduce every Palestinian “right” to rubble.

At which point, the peace process would be over.

Charles Bybelezer is publications chairman for the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research. He can be reached at charles@isranet.org.

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  • palidin 911

    Peace will not come through negotiations. Ever. The Jews and Arabs are locked in a spiritual battle over the birthright given to Issac by Abraham and denied to Ishmael. It's something most people are unaware of. It's something foretold in the book of Genesis starting at chapter 12.

    Peace will come when one side destroys the other, and there's nothing the rest of mankind can do about it

    • elihew

      I agree! Of course there will be the 'false peace' that will be quite temporary, but true peace will only come when the Righteous One returns…(He'll be the One to destroy Israel's enemies).

      "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…" (Psalm 122.6.)

    • damon mccann

      Their Imam your silly Yahew , all are about as real as the Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy. Old Testament and maybee Quoran too (I never read it) are psychopathic garbage.. Have a true democracy share th land

      • MixMChess

        "Their Imam your silly Yahew , all are about as real as the Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy. Old Testament and maybee Quoran too (I never read it) are psychopathic garbage.. Have a true democracy share th land"

        Huh? Israel is a SECULAR state governed by a democratically elected parliament. Israel has no state religion, and all faiths enjoy freedom of worship. What about the Arab states that all have Islam as their official religion, are they legitimate?

      • palidin 911

        well Damon, read genesis as an historical document, leave religion out all together and see the parallels. It's a hell of a lot more accurate prediction than anything Nostradamus ever came up with.

        And you your last sentence: "true democracy…..share the land" convinces me that you know very little history about the Middle East, or are just one of those people who hate Israel. Probably both.

    • damon mccann

      Sorry to leave topic but how would your classify FP magazine. Harretz is lefty, JP is Righty, FP is EXTREME Righty. A Zionist Rush Limba but thinner- Dershy.

    • damon mccann

      Oh and the gravest damage to civilization beoing wroght by this screed (FP) is that it attempts to portray itself as the MODEERATE majority of Israel and trick America into thinking FP represents more than nuitcase fringe. If I am wrong then to hell with the whole state.

  • LindaRivera

    It is impossible to have peace with Islam just as it is impossible to have peace wherever global jihad rages. It is impossible because jihad is an OBLIGATION in the Koran. The Koran commands that all nations and peoples are conquered and subjugated under excessively cruel Islamic sharia law where defenseless non-Muslims have no human rights.

    It is a huge crime against the Jewish people that the nations demand Israel surrender to global jihad and give up half of her tiny land to barbaric, implacable enemies bent on Jewish genocide.

    Not one inch of sacred Jewish Holy Land to the enemy!

    • damon mccann

      Isn't that pretty close to what Avigado is saying but against non-jews in Palestine??

      • MixMChess

        No, its obvious you just made that up. Nice try though…

  • LindaRivera

    The filthy lies of the Palestinian Authority/PLO/Hamas, et al, never stop. Israel was NEVER an Islamic holy land.

    There NEVER was an Arab country of Palestine. Jerusalem was NEVER the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity.

    For 4,000 years, famous BIBLICAL Israel has been highly cherished by Jews, and highly cherished by Christians for 2,000 years, as the Jewish Biblical Holy Land. It is where the Jewish prophets walked.

    • damon mccann

      Excuse me and forgive me for my impetulance, but do you have any scientific evidence to back up the Bible, Torah, Koran —– all very very popular FICTION.

      I proclaim Yahew bethroved me Lada Gaga and Holly wood !! lol

  • LindaRivera

    To even think of giving one inch of Holy Israel to Islam is to massively insult the One Great, Glorious, Awesome Mighty G-D of the Universe. Who would treat our most Wonderful G-D in such a wicked manner?

    • damon mccann

      See my other comment, you might as well be referring to the Easter Bunny. Go and get another consult with your Astrologist.

  • http://frontpagemag.com Michael

    damon; sit, relax and learn…there is great truth here.
    Open your eyes and heart and allow the truth to come

  • GreySky

    If it is ever reached, the current and any other artificial “peace agreement” will be illegitimate before it is ever signed because (1) all people living in Palestine regardless of religion, race, origin, etc. (hereinafter “All People of Palestine”) were never given a choice on how they want their land to be governed, and (2) all contracts signed under duress are null and void.
    The biggest problem in Palestine is that the Zionist regime never offered a choice to All People of Palestine on how they want to govern their land because the Zionist regime cannot exist as a democratic entity. If there was ever any democratic process in Palestine, Zionists would have been outvoted and the Zionist regime would have never existed. That is why the Zionist regime is the occupier because it does not offer choice (i.e. democracy), but instead imposes its regime (i.e. occupies). Imagine if Russians would simply occupy a town in the U.S. where they are in significant numbers and attempt to create a Russian state there without giving the rest of the Americans living there a choice. Imagine then if they would try to institute a “peace agreement” that would attempt to legitimize their occupation. The “peace agreement” would logically and legally be illegitimate because the Americans were not given a choice.

    Under all countries’ laws, any contract is null and void if it is signed under duress. The current Palestine “peace agreement” process reminds me of The Godfather movie where the mafia boss (i.e. the Zionist regime) made a guy “an offer he could not refuse” by placing a gun (i.e. Zionist conventional and nuclear arsenal) to his head and making him sign the contract. Like the mafia boss’ offer, any “peace agreement” other than the choice for All People of Palestine is a crime, and the contract is legally null and void.

    The bottom line is that All People of Palestine never wanted to divide their land into artificial two states the way the occupation and this “peace agreement” attempt to divide it. From the beginning of the Zionist regime to its unavoidable end, All People of Palestine and the region never wanted the Zionist regime and they do not want it even more after all the atrocities the Zionist regime committed. I just cannot believe how the Zionist regime can be so ignorant to think that this or any other “peace agreement” that does not allow people to choose how they want to be governed will last and ensure its people’s survival. The Zionist regime fails to realize that no matter if it succeeds in muscling this “peace agreement” by unspeakable historic coercion tens of millions of moral people around the world will oppose it until it is corrected, and until justice and free choice prevail. Also, ever increasing number of Jewish people are realizing that Zionism is becoming a destructive force for them and are leading the global resistance to it.

    Feel free to copy this comment, email it to other bloggers, and repost it on other blogs, newspaper websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking websites, and include it in any correspondence/lobbying with senators, state representatives and any other public officials so the public learns the truth

  • 1000roses

    The only solution for a lasting peace is absolute democratic process (that we Americans cherish so passionately) for the entire territory in question, otherwise, the peace will not last. All people who lived there without regard to religion, race, etc. should vote on how they would like their one country to be run. I favor one state solution because two states would only attempt to “legalize” Zionist occupation that will be remembered in history until it is corrected by future large scale conflicts, so no lasting peace will result. The only issue with the fair democratic process is what to do with all manipulated Jewish people who the Zionist regime imported for decades to increase the Jewish population from around 100,000 to over 5 Million since the start of the occupation. This is obviously an attempt to unjustly manipulate any future democratic process by forcefully increasing the occupier’s population at the expense of others. Any compromise other than the absolute fair democratic process with no manipulated population will be temporary with terrible conflicts looming to correct it in the future.

    The truth is that the Zionist regime will not accept any democratic process even if the manipulated Jewish population is included because it cannot exist as a democratic country as Zionists will be outvoted by all others who live there (Zionists were in an infinite minority before the occupation). The Zionist regime can only temporarily exist through the force of its arms as a one people country where only select ones can vote and where different laws apply to different people.
    The world must stand up against the Zionist regime by cutting all diplomatic and economic relations with it. Many countries have already stopped all relations with the Zionist regime and others are in the process of doing the same. We Americans need to completely distance ourselves from this oppressive regime through urging our state representatives and senators to do what the rest of the world is doing

  • GoodEnemy

    It appears that sharing and reposting others’ comments is becoming a trend. You can definitely copy, repost, or email mine to anyone including lobbying senators, state representatives and any other public officials who shape our country’s foreign policies.

    The main Zionist claim is that they have a supreme right to some of Palestinian territory because they lived there thousands of years ago. Let’s examine the core and real nature of this claim.

    Firstly, this claim is mistaken and selfish in its core concept because Zionists fail to recognize that history is a continuum and that there were other people living in majority in Palestine before the Jews and also after the Jews. Zionists simply cut history at a convenient point for them and claim ancestral ties to the land as of that convenient point.

    Secondly, whatever the claim, it is beyond absurd to try to shape modern world based on thousands of years old maps. Imagine if the rest of the world would be reshaped by who was on the land thousands of years ago. It would cause horrific wars, countless refugees, and unimaginable human suffering, exactly what is happening in Palestine.

    Thirdly and most disturbing, Zionist goal was to establish a Jewish state wherever possible. Palestine may have been a preference, but Palestine was not the only location that Zionists planned as their state in modern times. Another location was Argentina where Jews have been migrating for hundreds of years for the purpose of establishing a state. Also, locations in Europe were on the list and that’s why the Catholic Church was killing/expelling Jews since Roman times (read the history of the Holly Inquisition). Whatever the location, Zionist plan was to simply occupy the people living on the land even if that would mean imposing a regime worst than Nazi Germany’s from which they escaped. And Zionists would just use a different ideological coloring than the one used in Palestine in the attempt to rationalize the occupation.

    In conclusion, the main claim on which the Zionist regime is built in Palestine is erroneous, selfish, and a lie. I am categorically against generalizing, and recognize that many Jews are against the crimes the Zionist regime is committing and that many Jews are leading the global resistance to it. They should be proud