This has been going on for too long, though. What happens when you put what should be vital, non-negotiable items on the table is, even though the Palis walk away and you don’t have to actually give anything up, the ante is now higher, and next time you have to offer something even more sacred and inviolable in order to show that you’re serious about wanting piece. After all, what you offered last time wasn’t enough, so now you have to sweeten the pot. We actually have given up, starting in 1923, the entire East bank of the Jordan River, Hebron, Judah and Shomron, Gush Etzion, the Sinai, Aza, military presence in South Lebanon, and still have no peace, only pieces. Enough already. Stop putting things on the table! It is sold even though nobody buys it.
If Egypt attacks, take back Sinai. If Hamas attacks, take back Aza. If the PA attacks by means of any of its many surrogates, take back bits and pieces for each attack, and annex whatever you take back. Offer full citizenship to anyone who will swear loyalty to Israel, and an emigration package for anyone who wishes to leave. Deal fairly but firmly with all who remain but will not take the loyalty oath, and expel anyone who makes trouble.
Look, I couldn’t agree more, and I think the Palis are working the USA and Israel into more and more ridiculous concessions.
Jordan slaughtered and turned out the Pali’s in the 1970’s because they were trouble. Egypt can’t abide them either.
The fundamental issue is a nuclear Iran, or better, ‘the Islamic bomb’. Back when BN had adults he could reason with, the logic of a nuclear free Syria and Iran was plain. It was a waste of time and calories to go into it.
Now, with a muslim sympathizer, or perhaps a muslim in the WH, there’s new calculus in operation.
I heard Rush try to explain why so many Jews were so liberal here in the US, and the short answer was that they were liberal first, then Jewish, which made a great deal of sense to me. It affirms my own experience with many Jews, especially in NYC.
My very favorite people on earth are Jews, and my favorite country beyond the USA is Israel. the Jews are our fathers and brothers, especially to Christians, in so many ways.
I have instructed my family to watch BN’s speech, as I believe we’ll end up losing one, possibly more cities to a nuclear attack of some sort within the year.
I only hope that BN can hang on until we get an adult back in the WH. For that matter, if the election process goes badly for the Democrats here, I hope that Syria or Iran does not attempt an attach while the possibility of meaningful retribution from the US is an immediate impossibility.