“No” to Israel
There has always been debate about the “loyalty” of Israeli Arabs. Meaning, of course, Palestinians who are citizens of Israel, apart from those living in the West Bank/Judea-Samaria.
Now, a new poll bolsters the argument that these Palestinians are a sort of Fifth Column within the Jewish state.
Not loyal at all.
According to a report in the Times of Israel:
“Two-thirds of Arab Israelis believe Israel has ‘no right’ to define itself as the Jewish nation state, while a majority of Jewish Israelis (58 percent) say those who reject that definition of Israel should have their citizenship revoked, according to a new poll underlining deep divisions between the two communities.
“Some 67% of Arab respondents ‘answered that the State of Israel had no right to be defined as the national home of the Jewish people,’ the Israel Democracy Institute survey, released Tuesday, found.”
I’ve always believed this to be the case.
To give you an idea of the convoluted atmosphere in this context, pollsters found that there is widespread disagreement about how much latitude Arabs should be given concerning budget allocations and even in the area of buying/selling land.
(Keep in mind, in many Middle East countries, selling land to a Jew is punishable by death.)
And there is one other very telling piece of data from this particular survey:
“Most Jewish Israelis (58%) also said they avoid entering Arab residential areas, while only 16% of Arab Israelis steer clear of Jewish residential communities.”
This tells us clearly that Jews do not feel safe around Palestinians, but the reverse is not the case. Why? The answer is obvious: Israeli Jews are not a threat to Palestinians. This is one other fact that the international community does not want to grasp.
This is the most telling thing, in my opinion, and is another indication that the physical world is becoming much more violent and uncertain. While I do expect the Israeli government to protect its citizens, I do not expect other governments to protect their citizens, save for the length of the Donald Trump administration.
But back to the subject at hand. For more than 100 years, the Arabs of Palestine have been volatile and a threat to Jews. This has not changed and I do not believe it will change on a large scale.
There is no human action—most especially coming from the international elites—that will change this equation. Only the Messiah will bring real peace.
This data also should make it clear that it’s important for the status quo to remain in place. NO to a Palestinian state! If a majority of Israeli Arabs reject Israel as the Jewish state, can you imagine the numbers in “Palestine”? It would be off the charts.
Here I’m going to say something many won’t like: the Palestinians overall are not to be trusted. At all. Never let your guard down. If they were launching murderous attacks on Jews in 1929, 1936, and in the modern intifadas, what would a state of Palestine do?
A further absurdity is the often-promoted dream-like concept of a “demilitarized” Palestine. How long do you think that would last? Ten minutes?
In fact, it would never exist. A newly created Palestinian state would be armed from the beginning, thus bringing a terror-state to Israel’s doorstep. Isn’t Lebanon-Hezbollah enough?
It should be obvious that there are individual Palestinian Arabs who are fine people. The problem is that, collectively, their society is violent and unworkable as a governing entity. Sadly, a quarter-century of Western-backed “autonomy” in the Palestinian Territories has cemented radicalism, thanks mostly to the thoroughly evil Yasser Arafat and his equally repugnant deputy/successor, Mahmoud Abbas.
I believe my view of no to a Palestinian state is the minority position overall. And eventually, some sort of grotesque nation-state will be forced on Israel. That will set the stage for the great end-times conflict that will culminate in, thankfully, the arrival of the Messiah.
It’s really a tragedy that polite society thinks that worldview is absurd.