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Does Israel Have a Right to Exist?
FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 6, 2005 | David Meir-Levi

Posted on 04/06/2005 10:47:50 AM PDT by quidnunc

A friend of mine asked me how I would answer the following question: "By what right does Israel exist?  Why does the world need such a hell-hole of a country, an apartheid-racist-war-mongering-Jewish theocracy?" I suggested that she consider the question as an opening for a conversation about the "right to exist" rather than as a challenge to Israel's character or to its right — or lack thereof — to exist.

The Arab Rejection of Israel

The last 65 years of Arab hate-speech, hate-preach, and hate-teach make it pretty clear that some significant part of the Arab world really does not want Israel to exist. That same segment really does the best it can to end Israel's existence, with 65 years of terror war punctuated by 3 major attempts at invasion, conquest, and destruction. The rhetoric of annihilation and the diatribe of genocide match the actions of these same Arab states, whose commitment of massive resources to the destruction of Israel is an implicit rejection of Israel's right to exist.

In a similar vein, 20 years ago, when Arafat agreed to recognize the state of Israel, his doing so was acclaimed far and wide as a great concession. Only a few had the perspicacity to point out that acknowledging the existence of a state that already existed was no great concession to anything except reality.  However, since Arafat continued to run a terror war against Israel and proclaim his desire to destroy Israel, his "concession" about Israel's existence was nothing more than a superficial bid to gain support in the USA. His continued psychotic desire to destroy Israel was an implicit rejection of Israel's right to exist.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: davidmeirlevi; israel
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1 posted on 04/06/2005 10:47:50 AM PDT by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc

Does such a stupid question have a right to exist?


2 posted on 04/06/2005 10:49:09 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: quidnunc
What about Lichtenstein? They don't add much to the world...
3 posted on 04/06/2005 10:51:34 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: AntiGuv
Sheesh, to call such a person a friend. By what standard does he deserve such an appellation.
4 posted on 04/06/2005 10:51:54 AM PDT by OldFriend ( MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH .......AWE INSPIRING)
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To: quidnunc

Do rocks have a right to fall in a gravitational field?


5 posted on 04/06/2005 10:52:07 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: quidnunc

Might as well ask "what right do Jews have to be alive?"


6 posted on 04/06/2005 10:54:07 AM PDT by thoughtomator ("The Passion of the Opus" - 2 hours of a FReeper being crucified on his own self-pitying thread)
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To: quidnunc

I think Germany thought the same way about Poland in 1939.


7 posted on 04/06/2005 10:55:20 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: 2banana
>What about Lichtenstein? They don't add much to the world...

Aw, it hurts nothing.
But France, Mexico, Cuba
Venezuela . . .

8 posted on 04/06/2005 10:55:26 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: 2banana

"What about Lichtenstein? They don't add much to the world..."


Or North Dakota?


(dons flame-retardant suit)


Just kidding!


9 posted on 04/06/2005 10:57:34 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (DUmmie "reality": "Dennis Kucinich may may the last hope for sanity in this nation.")
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To: quidnunc

Does anything have a right to exist?


10 posted on 04/06/2005 10:57:55 AM PDT by BikerNYC
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To: quidnunc

"Why does the world need such a hell-hole of a country, an apartheid-racist-war-mongering-Jewish theocracy?"

When someone starts a dialog with a question like this, you know you're talking to a liberal and any further discussion is pointless.


11 posted on 04/06/2005 10:58:17 AM PDT by Spok
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To: quidnunc

I asked a jewish friend about this "right to exist" question some years ago. He replied by asking me what right I had to live in my house. I told him that I had paid for it and had the paperwork to prove it. He replied with, "So what if I show up on your doorstep and just start moving my stuff in?". I told him that I would try to forcibly remove him, and if that failed I'd call the police. "Exactly" was his answer, "we all keep what we have by the threat of violence, and that even applies to the weepy, non-violence crowd."


12 posted on 04/06/2005 11:00:34 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Spok

Ditto.


And I'd like to ask just how Israel is a hateful racist state?


Of course, these are liberals - common sense does not apply to them.


13 posted on 04/06/2005 11:01:03 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: quidnunc
I know I'm being to picky, but while I agree with the article, I do still think it could have been better written and more forcefull and more effective at reaching a solid point.

Instead, its mish mash with a twister at the end, that does not even fit into context.

14 posted on 04/06/2005 11:02:01 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: thoughtomator

That's really what the "friend" and Arabs are asking.


15 posted on 04/06/2005 11:11:08 AM PDT by VRWCisme
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To: quidnunc
Lets get the Florida court system to decide if Israel should exist.
16 posted on 04/06/2005 11:11:31 AM PDT by chapin2500 (Revenge is a dish best served cold.)
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To: Spok

1. Hellhole - Israel is a beautiful, modern country with a thriving tourist industry (when the Pals aren't blowing up buses every other day, that is).

2. Apartheid - Israel has over one million Arab citizens who might endure some personal discrimination, but nevertheless have full legal and voting rights. How many Jews are citizens living without fear in your average Arab country, like Saudi Arabia?

3. Racist - Israel brought in thousands of black Jews from Ethiopia. I have no doubt that they too endure some personal discrimination, human nature being what it is, but racists don't tend to give citizenship to people of other races.

4. War-mongering - Who started all the wars with Israel, or forced Israel to respond to repeated attacks (1982 Lebanon war)? The Arabs.


17 posted on 04/06/2005 11:13:38 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: randog

"He replied with, "So what if I show up on your doorstep and just start moving my stuff in?". "


Like what happened in 1948?


18 posted on 04/06/2005 11:14:34 AM PDT by Blzbba (Don't hate the player - hate the game!)
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To: Blzbba
Like what happened in 1948?

To over a million Jews in Arabic countries who were forced to leave.

19 posted on 04/06/2005 11:17:19 AM PDT by Nachum ( "Let everyone get a move on and take some hilltops! Whatever we take, will be ours- Ariel Sharon)
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To: Cecily

The case is being made for a second Holocaust. Actually, the case never stopped being made even after the Allies stopped the first. No one has stood up strongly enough to it, of course, in the "interest of Middle East peace." Bad times are coming.


20 posted on 04/06/2005 11:18:41 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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