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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Truth about Israel and the Arab World

Received this via email a while back. I know it's been floating around for years but there is great truth to it:

The Truth
Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, the next two sentences really say it all:

* If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.

* If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.

14 comments:

Strawberry said...

Wow! You are so right - those 2 statements sum up the entire Middle East tensions! I had not heard or seen that before.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Very true, wow, that says it all!!

Karen said...

Well said.

Ugly Naked Guy said...

Ah, truth is often so clear to those who would hear it.

lizze said...

I still would like them both put down their weapons at the same time.

Pat Jenkins said...

amen, an unaccepted truth by israeli opposition!!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

yes Golda Meir...very famous Incog and bears repetition!! thanks !

Cassandra said...

Absolutely spot on!
On Dr Sanity's blog had a discussion recently that the Palestian question is artificially kept alive by the Arabs. If there were peace, something actually would have to change in the Middle East, and nobody wants that, least of all the despots running the place. They wouldn't know what to do!
Btw Atlas Shrugs is predicting a major attack coming Monday.
God bless you, gals!

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Yes tyrants need the populace kept in fear and ignorance in order to maintain power. Funny how Islam is ideal for that.

E. R. Dunhill said...

These statements oversimplify a situation in which there are numerous moral failings on all sides.
Both statements also dodge the issue of the Palestinians.

Incognito said...

Had been trying to track down who said this. Someone attributed it to Netanyahu, but ccouldn't find anything else. Thanks Angel.

It would be nice if both did, simultaneously, Lizze, but considering Israel is such a tiny slice of land surrounded by Arab countries that all want Israel destroyed, including Abbas' Fatah party, it would be suicide for the Israelis to do that. Considering the Arabs have, for the most part, been the aggressors, it is up to them to make the overtures of peace. The Israelis just want their small piece of land. They would have no problems living in peace if the Arabs didn't keep sending their people over there to blow the Israelis up.

The problem, Cassandra, is they don't want peace. Never have, never will. It's not in keeping with the Koran. In their minds Israel shouldn't exist, so why would they want peace.
And yeah, BCF, poverty and ignorance makes for great martyrs. They don't need much of an army, in that way.

E.R. DUNHILL: Not oversimplification at all, as I've mentioned above.

American Interests said...

These two sentences do not merely clarify but comprehensively illuminate ones contemplation about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

It is true, unequivocally so.

As an appendage, I have enjoyed mulling around your blog and shall visit again.

Panhandle Poet said...

Truth is a light...

Incognito said...

A.I. It illuminates the whole Arab/Israel problem.

And thanks, I will look forward to it.

PAN: Indeed it is!!