By Victor Sharpe—
“Even if Israel shrank to one downtown city block in Tel Aviv, the Arab and Muslim world would still not recognize a Jewish state or agree to live with it in peace and harmony.”
“Much of the Islamic world now feels empowered, as perhaps never before, to seek global domination. This is the tangible and growing threat to the world; not global warming.”
“What we have witnessed for far too long are Israeli leaders constantly making endless concession to the deceitful leaders of the terrorist crime family known as the Palestinian Authority.”
In 2008 I wrote an article titled: “Forget Waiting for Peace.”
It is heartbreaking to look back now, in this year 2015, at what I feared would unfold for Israel those seven long years ago.
The reality of what I have been writing and warning about for so long is now even more stark today as Muslim Arabs, those who call themselves Palestinians, gleefully engage in an orgy of hate and murder against their Jewish victims throughout the towns and villages of Israel.
Endless concessions to them by Israel over so many wasted years has emboldened them, so that now even Jewish holy places are being claimed as Islamic. The very Kotel itself (the Western Wall) is being claimed as a Muslim religious site.
Meanwhile, Jewish holy sites are burned down, as was Joseph’s tomb recently by a Muslim mob in Nablus, what was Biblical Jewish Shechem, now occupied by the Palestinian Authority. And, of course, deafening silence ensues from a morally compromised world.
In a Satanic decision by UNESCO, (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) an infamous resolution has just been passed listing as Muslim sites the Jewish Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the burial place of the Jewish patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, along with Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.
Just as I wrote in 2008, Islam will never accept Israel unless Islamic theology and ideology undergoes a reformation; but it cannot do so and still be called Islam.
That said, there is no future for the Jewish state if it believes that the Muslim world will ever accept it in a true and lasting peace. What madness imprisons the minds of so many Israeli leaders that they shrink from removing this Jew hating pestilence from the Jewish homeland.
Israel has to accept the dismal fact that it cannot ever have peaceful Muslim neighbors who will not at every opportunity wish to destroy it. Israel must continue to prosper and thrive as a state in the knowledge that it can never let down its guard.
Even with an Arab sword of Damocles hanging over it, Israel can survive and grow. Though the Jewish state yearns for peace, as all other civilized societies do, this very external threat can be turned to great advantage militarily, politically, spiritually, socially, scientifically and economically.
Nothing keeps internal divisions at bay more than when the barbarians are at the gate. But do not let them exist within the gate.
Since the great Zionist leaders of the likes of Theodor Herzl, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Menachem Begin and Yitzchak Shamir have passed from the scene, there has been a long and depressing parade of weak Israeli leaders and politicians who have brought needless disaster down upon the state.
Too many Israeli Prime Ministers have been resistant to accepting the awful truth that even if Israel shrank to one downtown city block in Tel Aviv, the Arab and Muslim world would still not recognize a Jewish state or agree to live with it in peace and harmony.
Why would it not? The answer to that question is Islam itself.
True peace can never be achieved between Muslim and non-Muslim nations. Islam mandates the faithful to spread their religion through territorial conquest and forced conversion or, as in the case of Israel, by reclaiming what Muslims believe they have lost.
And those hapless non-Muslim peoples who fall under Islamic occupation live as dhimmis; third class citizens forced to pay an onerous tax called the jizya if they wish to survive.
With what is descending like a terrible plague upon Europe and soon upon the United States and Canada, if Barack Hussein Obama and Justin Trudeau have their way, perhaps it would be wise to read another article and warning of mine from several years ago:
The tragedy is that no possibility exists whatsoever in any attempt, past, present or future, at reconciliation with Islam or its adherents by members of other faiths or ideologies.
That is why Israeli concessions and attempts to make peace with the Holocaust denying Abbas and the overwhelmingly Muslim Palestinian Arabs who are indoctrinated to Jew hatred from birth is doomed to failure and merely imperils Israel’s survival.
Ecumenical parleys with imams are doomed to failure and are exercises in utter futility. Non-Muslims should learn what the Arabic word, taqiyyah, implies and means.
Even though the native and indigenous peoples of Israel are the Jews, and even if the Land of Israel was given to the Jewish people some 4,000 years ago in an eternal covenant with HaShem, it does not matter to Islam, for wherever the Muslim foot has once trod triumphal, that territory is forever regarded by them as Islamic.
If such territory is lost to Muslims, then Allah has been diminished and the land must be retaken however long it takes. Peace, then, is merely a mirage in the desert sands.
World leaders fail to understand the Muslim mindset, or ignore it if it feeds their own anti-Semitism. Israeli leaders, who of all people should know better, still fall into the fatal trap of believing that the Western model of lasting peace between nation-states can equally apply in the Middle East between Muslim and non-Muslim nations. It is a fallacy.
The conflict between Israel and the Arabs in general, and between Israel and those who call themselves Palestinians in particular, is not territorial. It is theological and ideological. It is part of the existential conflict that has existed between Islam and the rest of the world since the 7th century.
Much of the Islamic world now feels empowered, as perhaps never before, to seek global domination with renewed vigor. This is the tangible, real, and growing threat to the world; not global warming.
The policies of the Jewish state must be ordered within the recognition of that reality; somber and depressing as it may be.
But only when world leaders understand the nature of Islam’s theological rejection of a genuine and irrevocable peace with Israel, and Israeli leaders realize the uselessness, nay, treason, of trading tangible and ancestral land for a delusional peace, will a long and overdue realism finally enter the conflict.
What we have witnessed for far too long are Israeli leaders constantly making endless concession to the deceitful leaders of the terrorist crime family known as the Palestinian Authority.
Mahmoud Abbas, the successor to the execrable arch-terorist, Yasser Arafat, is a miserable terrorist in a suit whose crimes should place him beyond the pale for every Israeli and world leader.
This self-proclaimed President of the Palestinian Authority and Chairman of the PLO, is interested only in taking whatever he can from foolish Israeli leaders and giving nothing, absolutely nothing, in return, because as a Muslim he is not permitted to make peace with non-Muslims. Period.
Yet so many liberal and left-wing Jews and Christians remain infuriatingly blind to this simple fact. What abject fools they are.
Just as in 2008, when I warned about the delusion of ever finding peace with Islam, so in 2009 I wrote a published article reminding readers at that time that there had already been a Two State Solution carried out some 93 years ago.
That historic reality negates the forced creation of a second Arab state within the geographical territory once known as Palestine.
New Israeli leaders must look to the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) and into their own people’s Biblical history in the Tanach (the Hebrew Bible).
They must see again the nature of their enemies as spelled out in crystal clarity by the Almighty through the words of the Jewish prophet Jeremiah:
“They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace. We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble.”
I think of the disasters that Israeli leaders like Rabin, Peres and Yossi Beilin have brought upon the Jewish state. They were the architects of the Oslo Peace Accords, which we now more accurately call the Oslo War.
The premise of those failed accords, which have inflicted terrible death and suffering on thousands of Israelis, was that Israel accept that its ancestral and Biblical lands could be given away to implacable Muslim Arab enemies in order to make them peaceful and accept what was left of the Jewish state.
The midrash, which includes rabbinic interpretations of biblical passages, teaches that the Jewish people are like a sheep among seventy wolves. Only the great Shepherd (The One and Only G-d, invisible and indivisible) can protect them from all of their enemies.
Jews are instructed to do what they can to defend themselves. But at this time it seems that no present or recent Israeli government has been able to fulfill the task of effectively protecting the residents of Israel or of permanently removing from their midst this modern day existential threat of Amalek.
It was the prophet Joel who reminded his fellow Jews millennia ago that the Covenanted land must never be given away, for as he said:
“In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning My inheritance, My people Israel, for they scattered My people among the nations and divided up My land.”
Joel, speaking HaShem’s words, then proclaimed:
“The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But the Lord G-d will be a refuge for His people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.”
Victor Sharpe is a broadcaster and prolific freelance writer with many published articles. He is the author of several published books including the acclaimed trilogy, Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish state.