Sunday, December 16, 2007




In his recent speech in Annapolis the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Ehud Olmert made the following statement:
"I believe that there is no path other than peace. I believe there is no just solution other than the solution of two national states for two peoples. I believe that there is no path which does not involve painful compromise for you Palestinians and for us Israelis. I want to thank you, President George Bush, an ally in the path of peace, for your willingness to assist in the historic process of peace and reconciliation between us and our neighbors."
This statement exposes the absolute fallacy of the policy being pursued by Israel and the Nations concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict.
When Prime Minister Olmert says - with the blind agreement of not only the nations of the world but even most of the ministers of his cabinet - that he believes there is NO path other than peace and NO just solution other than the establishment of two national states for two peoples, it is clear that he has - apparently freely - swallowed the lie and the deception that peace will come to this region and to Israel only by way of the vision first foolishly proclaimed by the president of the United States.
The opposite is true. Peace will come to the Middle East - as it came to Europe - by military victory. As the Bible so truthfully, if sadly, states: There is a time to make war, and there is a time to make peace (see Ecclesiastes 3:8).
To make peace - after the manner in which Hitler negotiated an agreement with Chamberlain in Munich in September 1938) - when the other side is going to use that very surrender for the sake of peace to destroy you, is stupidity. And it is this folly which the Western powers already fell into once in history, when they chose to believe that by ceding the Sudetenland to Hitler they would save the rest of Czechoslovakia and thus prevent a war on the European continent.
We know that the opposite happened. The surrender of the Sudetenland did not bring the longed-for peace; it encouraged Hitler and his Nazis to take all of Czechoslovakia, and then unleash their armies on all of Europe.
This is precisely what will result from the wish spelled out, again under the pressure of the Nations gathered in Annapolis: that Israel cedes her own God-given land to the Palestinians to prevent further war. Any such cession of land will achieve the reverse - it will whet the appetite of all the radical Muslim forces, from Hamas to Hizbollah, from Al Qaida to the Islamic Jihad, from Iran to Syria, the big sponsors of Islamic terror. It will cause - just like the surrender of the Sudetenland - a world war and not peace!
Mr Olmert's statement thus proves just how dreadfully off base the thinking of even the present Israeli leadership is.
At least President Edvard Benes of Czechoslovakia withstood "the wisdom" of the Western powers when they (Britain and France) pressured him to give Hitler the Sudetenland for the sake of peace.
But with Israel the outlook is even worse, as we realize reading this utterly foolish statement of its leader.
For Israel is itself admitting that this withdrawal demanded of her by the Nations - a solution that will lead to her destruction - is the only solution there is!
President Benes at least shouted in despair at the Western powers that he felt betrayed by them, and that the forced evacuation of the Sudetenland could spell the end of his courageous, sovereign Nation!
But NOT SO Israel's present leaders.
They hasten to bow before the demands of the Goyim, themselves announcing that this solution to their conflict is THE ONLY SOLUTION, thus strengthening the Nations' hand and pride in this their plan - a plan that WILL lead, just as with Czechoslovakia, to the dismantling of their sovereign Jewish State.
May God prevent it!
Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center


Then leader of Israel's opposition, Yossi Sarid said (in an interview with the Jerusalem Post, 10.08.01):
"Every dispute around the world in history was solved through negotiations". This mantra repeatedly verbalized across Israel's political spectrum, the notion that a solution with the Palestinians can only be found through negotiations is, however, entirely false.
Israel's negotiations have actually brought more violence, not less. Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak's failure to reach a political solution despite his unprecedented concessions is just one proof of this.
The ONLY WAY a political solution can be reached via negotiations is if an Israeli government comes to power, which, for the sake of regional peace, would be willing to change Israel's nature so that it would no longer be a sovereign JEWISH state.
World history is replete with examples demonstrating that conflicts initiated by aggressive regimes are usually only resolved by military might. From the Islamic conquest of Europe, through the aggression of Nazi Germany and Japan, through Soviet aggression against Berlin, Argentina's invasion of the Falklands, Noriega's dictatorship, North Korea's designs on South Korea and Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, all these aggressors have been turned back by military means.
In truth, where nations were persuaded to relinquish the fruits of their military prowess and opt for negotiated settlements, it is nearly always the aggressor that has won.
Vietnam is a most obvious example:
Through Kissingers' negotiations with Hanoi, all America's military investment into ensuring that South Vietnam remained free was lost. The north overran the south as a direct result of the negotiated settlement.
We know that Eastern Europe was enslaved for decades by the Soviet Union as a result of negotiations between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin.
Negotiations in and around Yugoslavia did not bring the desired result of peace to that fractured land. And Macedonia today is another clear example of the frequent futility of politically negotiated settlements.
In Lebanon, neither the numerous treaties and negotiations, nor the years-long presence of U.N. peacekeeping troops have led the country into freedom and independence, and Beirut remains largely under the control of Damascus, which militarily occupies Lebanese soil.
Egypt and Jordan ­- which received land and other benefits from Israel through the negotiating process, and as a result of these negotiations signed treaties with Israel ­- both have already withdrawn their ambassadors from Tel Aviv, and are under increasing pressure to join the rest of the Arab world in the next war against Israel.
Do I need to name more examples? There are Kashmir, Northern-Ireland and many others which, despite untold days of negotiations by the parties involved, have yet to reach peaceful solutions to their problems, and the bloodshed continues to this day.
No, Mr. Yossi Sarid, you are wrong when you (and many others) say: "Every dispute around the world in history was solved through negotiations."
Posterity is proof that the opposite is true! Negotiations have very seldom satisfactorily solved conflicts.
The near unanimous lesson from History is this: You have to win a war in order to win a peace.
And now I am afraid that the country's leaders will not be willing to even consider what I believe to be the only way out of its present predicament until Israel has suffered even more violence.
There is no doubt that what's called for is a new leadership, a more correct perception of the realities, a sound recognition of the enemy's aims, and clear, definitive strategic-political planning. There must be no fumbling in the dark and no mere tactical expedients, for these will get us nowhere. If we don't have a well-defined, realistic objective, we won't have to fight the Arabs for our survival. The Arabs won't need to fight. The Jews, as usual, will destroy themselves. (Colonel Jonathan Netanyahu: Self-portrait of a hero, page 227).
In order for Israel to get out of its perilous situation, the IDF will have to re-enter all the "Areas A" now under Palestinian Authority control and reestablish Israeli law and order there by:
1. Imprisoning all known terrorists.
2. Confiscating all illegal weapons.
3. Closing, until they relent, all institutions that promote violent jihad against the Jews.
4. Guaranteeing the protection of all Palestinians who sincerely foreswear violence and want to live in peace with Israel.
5. Giving these Arabs as much independence as possible; and offering them the chance to become Israeli citizens with full rights and full obligations (including military service).
If, whether from fear of drawing the Arab states into war or of further antagonizing a hostile world, Israel does not take these essential steps to restore calm - given that no political solution is presently possible - the following may happen:
1. A total security collapse in Israel, both within and without the green line.
2. A sustained and increasing drop in tourism leading to a serious economic downswing.
3. A successful turning of the tables by the Palestinians through continued terrorism and Israeli counteraction - leading to the introduction of an international observer force into the "territories."
4. A keeping alive of the hope and intention of the world's billion-plus Muslims to create an Islamic Palestinian state, which will become the springboard for all fanatical forces to do away with Israel.
5. Denying the relevance of the age-old biblical promise of this land to the Jews jeopardizes Israel's whole historical claim.
Shortsighted politicians will counter that retaking control of these areas would create a demographic nightmare - with the Arab population of such an all-encompassing state soon outnumbering its Jews.
Quite the opposite is true.
The moment Israel reestablishes full sovereignty over all of the Land of Israel, over a million of the Muslim Arabs now living in Judea and Samaria would opt against being fully-fledged citizens of this Jewish State and leave of their own accord. Conversely, numerous Jews still in the Diaspora would come to settle in Judea and Samaria, creating a far different demographic situation.
Israel's failure to take these drastic measures, however, may well place what is now left of the tiny Jewish state and its people in insuperable danger, from a security point of view, economically, and even demographically.
May God raise up courageous men in Israel to make the right decisions!
Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center

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