by Dr. Shmuel Katz
Relinquishing Jewish ancestral homeland land to sworn enemies of freedom, will not bring peace.
There are multiple messages delivered by certain self serving political organizations, who are recommending to the Israeli population to vote out the current Israeli Knesset leaders in order to accelerate the creation of a historically new Arab Palestinian State on a part of the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people.
I had the great honor and privilege to talk with the late President Shimon Peres after the conclusion of the Oslo accords. As an honorable dreamer he sincerely believed that real peace is just around the corner. His thoughts were that regional alliances will have to be formed in order to be able to stand up against the Radical Islamic waves that were about to engulf the Middle East. He was hoping that this danger would convince the Palestinian Arabs to emulate Israeli society and work with it toward peace.
I told President Peres that I had only one request from him - in order to try and make his efforts successful. I begged him to make sure that the Palestinian Arabs educate their children towards peace and stop anti-Israel incitement. He told me not to worry as he believed that they wanted to be free and prosperous just like the Israelis.
Unfortunately, he was wrong and I was right.
Recent interviews with Palestinian Arab children exposed once again, that they believe in peace only after killing or expelling all the Jews and other Infidels, from the "River to the Sea." This means that they are looking forward to the day when there are no Jews from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. They did not distinguish between Left leaning Jews, between Right leaning Jews or between anybody in between, or even between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.
We should not forget, that the massacre of many innocent members of the Jewish community in the city of Hevron, and the expulsion of the rest, happened in the year 1929 many years before the reestablishment of the modern State of Israel. The current waves of incitement are coming not only from the educators and the children in Palestinian Arab schools, but also from all the Palestinian Arab Media outlets, from the infamous international BDS movement and from many others.
Even many intelligent people, do not realize that once evil is unleashed, all people from all walks of life will be affected. For example, we see it clearly in what happened to the Christian community in Lebanon, the Coptic community in Egypt, the Yazidis in Iraq and even the Christian community in Betlehem, once a thriving Israeli city, but which is currently controlled by the Palestinian Arab Authority.
Many oblivious people ignore the fact that the State of Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East - that is at the forefront, defending, in many ways, the other peaceful Western populations. Israel has to face vicious threatening countries in the Middle East and beyond. Israel has to face hostility from many fanatic Shia of Iran and their surrogates, from many Sunnis in neighboring countries, from expansionist Turkey and even from some misinformed and problematic Europeans - and others.
Relinquishing Jewish ancestral homeland land to sworn enemies of freedom, will not bring peace. On the contrary, it will further destabilize the Middle East with unimaginable consequences for all.
Once the children and the general population, under the control and the influence of the Arab Palestinian Authority and their supporters, will be educated for real peace, it will take at least a generation or two, before real peace will become a reality. Stopping incitement is not an alternative to economical support and international political connections. If incitement and disinformation will continues and economical and political support will be provided, it will guarantee the perpetuation of evil trends and increase the chances of armed confrontations, as it will create stronger and more determined enemies of good.
Therefore, a long lasting responsible education for peace should be the first step toward creating a better future for all. A weak and an even smaller State of Israel, will enhance the ambitions of all forces of evil, to the detriment of the free world as we know it.
Dr. Shmuel Katz was born in Hungary, raised in Israel. served as an officer in the 6 Day War, gained extensive trauma experience during the Yom Kippur War, is double-boarded in Surgery, a Fellow of the Israeli Surgical Society and of the American College of Surgeons and other medical societies. He is on the board of many pro-Israel organizations.
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