BY VICTOR SHARPE
The Arab and Muslim total war against Israel appears to be a war without end. This is why it is not accurate to describe it as the Arab-Israel conflict, nor is it correct to label it the Israel-Palestinian conflict. It is, in reality, the Islam-Israel conflict and, like the seventeenth century Thirty Years War, it waxes and wanes but is nevertheless devastating and has ground on for far longer.
The irrevocable Islamic and Koranic injunction upon all Muslims is to wage relentless war against any non-Muslim nation state that exists within what Islam decrees as the Dar al-Islam (the House of Islam). Wherever the Muslim foot has trod triumphal in the name of Allah, that territory is considered eternally Islamic land. If it is lost, then it enters the Dar al-Harb (the House of War) and must be retaken and the population either forcibly converted to Islam or exterminated.
It is not only Israel, the Jewish state, that is warred and aggressed against by the followers of the “religion of peace” but all lands that have been lost to erstwhile Muslim invasion and occupation: They include, Spain, Portugal, Sicily, parts of France, Hungary, Austria, the Balkans, Greece, southern Russia – all lands considered to be in the Dar al Harb.
It is not by chance that much of Europe is slipping and sliding under the orbit of Islamic Sharia law for vast numbers of Muslim immigrants, allowed through slavish adherence to the twin gods of diversity and multiculturalism into Europe, are the present day Islamic advance guard for the re-conquest of much of the European continent.
In Israel’s case, it stands as a bulwark – an advance guard if you will – against the battering tide of Islamic triumphalism and imperialism which threatens to overwhelm the West and subjugate once again Jews and Christians, turning them into dhimmis, third class citizens, under Muslim control.
How supremely ironic then that the same West, be it the European Union or the U.S. State Department and Administration, aggressively pressure Israel into conceding ever more of its tiny landmass to create within its biblical and ancestral heartland (Jewish Judea and Samaria, aka the West Bank) yet another Arab state and a terrorist entity to boot whose sole purpose is to finish off the Jewish state, reduced to a narrow width of a mere nine miles.
That is what the so-called two state solution is really all about: the murder of the Jewish state.
Bowing to previous pressure from the Clinton Administration, Israel accepted the Oslo Peace Accords with the arch terrorist, Yasser Arafat. After shaking Israeli Prime Minister Rabin’s hand in the infamous photo op on the White House lawn, Arafat promptly flew off to Durban in South Africa where he was heard in Arabic telling an audience in a mosque that he had no intention of making peace with Israel.
The Jewish state’s abandonment of much of its biblical homeland to his PLO was merely for Arafat a launching pad for ever more horrendous terror attacks upon Israel’s civilian population.
True to his evil promise, since the September, 1993 Oslo “Peace” Accords, were signed, with Israelis hoping and praying that true and lasting peace would now break out at last, well over 1,000 Israeli civilians perished at the hands of the PLO, Hamas, Fatah, and all the other Palestinian terror gangs.
Indeed, from September 1993 until 2000, nearly 300 Israelis were killed in Palestinian terrorist attacks.
During the Palestinian so-called Al-Aqsa Intifada (Sept. 2000 – Dec. 2005) another 1,100 Israelis perished, many burnt to death in ghastly bus bombings. Since December 2005, Palestinian terrorist attacks have caused hundreds of Israeli civilian deaths with thousands more maimed – and the Muslim aggression continues daily.
Under Arafat’s successor, Mahmoud Abbas, a Holocaust denier and a leader who has remained in power now for seven years – after his earlier four year term expired – Palestinian media and schools have descended to Nazi era anti-Semitic indoctrination and incitement of its children. This is the “peace” Israel has received from its Arab peace partner.
To paraphrase the 19th century British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, the Palestinian Arab propaganda mills spew lies, damned lies, and Palestinian falsehoods, in descending order.
In yet another suicidal decision by Israel – always done in the vain and naive quest for peace with a permanently hostile Muslim world – Israel’s Prime Minister Sharon in 2005 forcefully removed 10,000 Israeli villagers in the Gaza Strip and handed their homes and farms and all the territory over to the Fatah wing of the so-called Palestinian Authority.
In return for that oh, so foolish and catastrophic act, Israeli towns, villages and farms along the Gaza border and beyond have endured 12,000 plus missiles fired from the Iranian supported Hamas occupiers of Gaza.
Israel had also withdrawn from the security strip along the Lebanese border some years earlier at the decision of the then Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, and predictably the territory was immediately occupied by Iran’s other surrogate terrorist organization, Hezbollah.
Now Israeli towns in the north face almost 100,000 Iranian supplied missiles, most of them deliberately sited in schools, hospitals and private homes. This Muslim act of hiding weapons and terrorists among civilians constitutes a crime against humanity.
Thus we clearly see what will happen if Israel again gives away more land; this time to Abbas and his PA terror squads. All Israeli cities, towns and villages would be at the mercy not only of the Iranian proxy terror gangs that occupy Israel’s borders north and south: Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon respectively, but also all of the densely populated central coastal regions of what is left of the Jewish state will come under the missiles and guns of the Palestinian Authority.
It should be noted that under the 1947 UN. Partition Plan, the Arabs refused the offer of a state of their own. They preferred then, as now, not to live side by side with a Jewish state but instead of a Jewish state.
Upon Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948, Jordan invaded and occupied the West Bank (which has been ancestral Jewish Judea and Samaria for the last 3,700 years) and Egypt in turn occupied the Gaza Strip – both military occupations with no legal basis. Neither Jordan or Egypt ever offered the Arabs living at that time under their occupations any independence whatsoever from 1948 to 1967.
Strangely, after Israel liberated the territory during its defensive 1967 Six Day War against yet more Arab aggression, did calls for a Palestinian state begin to be heard.
And let us remember that the arch terrorist, Yasser Arafat, created his PLO in 1964 – three years before the so-called Israeli “occupation” of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. It has been this fabricated charge of Israeli occupation which Arafat then, and his cronies now, have used as justification for their violence and crimes against the Israeli civilian population and the embattled Jewish state.
Now, we have the bitter fruits, the poisoned apples, that the unholy alliance between the Left and Muslim Arab propaganda have produced. Rotten to the core with anti-Semitism, and built upon the earlier boycotts of Israel by the oil-rich Arab world, we have the execrable Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeking the destruction of the reconstituted Jewish state.
Their miserable activities encourage the murderous Arab jihadists to plot and plan all out Muslim Arab genocide against Israel. And the BDS does not shirk from boycotting and demonizing non-Jews who accept Israel’s nationhood. In this, they have wittingly or unwittingly been encouraged by the vacuous statements emanating from Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Many times, Israel’s survival has been challenged by the Arabs on the battlefield. The Arabs have tried despicable terror against Israel’s civilians. All have failed and so they now resort, with their duped supporters in the West, including not only the BDS thuggies, but the European Union, to engage in issuing threats of sanctions and extortion.
All this naked pressure is designed to force the embattled Jewish state to allow a fraudulent Arab people to create a terror state within Judea and Samaria (the so-called West Bank) which is the very biblical and ancestral Jewish heartland, and for Israel to exist in a suicidal border a mere nine miles wide at its most populous region.
This is the armistice line that existed prior to the defensive war Israel was forced to fight for its survival against Arab aggression in June 1967. That was what the Israeli statesman, Abba Eban, once described as the Auschwitz lines – the implication being horrifyingly clear.
Not only that, but the wet dream of these haters of Israel’s rebirth is, for the first time in history, to give half of Jerusalem to an overwhelmingly Muslim Arab people, thus forcing the division of the eternal Jewish capital.
How ironic and shameful that the same world, which cheered the reunification of Berlin but which still remains silent at the Muslim Turkish occupation and division of Nicosia in Cyprus, should gleefully and gloatingly wish to divide Holy Jerusalem against itself.
It seems that the dark legions of hate cannot abide the 3,000 year old Jewish city remaining as Israel’s undivided capital but must try again and again to eradicate it and equally blot out Jewish presence in its one and only homeland.
That is what the miscreants and malefactors seek as they hide behind that discredited and deplorable euphemism called the “two state solution.” Pray that they will not succeed.
Victor Sharpe is a freelance writer with articles and essays published in FrontPageMag.com, Outpost, American Thinker, Renew America, Israel News Daily, Family Security Matters, Page One Daily, The Jerusalem Connection, Israel National News and many other publications. He is also the author of The Blue Hour, a collection of short stories, and Volumes One,Two and Three of Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish State.