"...I think my vision has the Palestinians and Israelis living side by side as free peoples in amity, not in enmity, and allowing our children to have a real life. And I suggested also a variety of economic and other projects that we could launch together to make life better for us, and, by the way, strengthen the moderates and push back the radicals."
We'd be a lot safer if our leaders would take our own needs first instead of kowtowing to foreign and Leftwing pressure. Cuba's Fidel Castro survived over half a century without American aid and support. Iran isn't going to buckle to foreign demands:
Israel's great military victories were sans American help and support. We would have lost the 1967 Six Days War if we hadn't done it totally alone. At best we would have become a defenseless protectorate. We almost lost the 1973 Yom Kippur War because of the United States. And the wars since then have left us progressively weaker.
It's interesting that Netanyahu can see the dangers from Iran, but he doesn't comprehend (or no longer comprehends) that the sic Palestinians, whom I refer to as the Pseudestinians, have one very clear aim, and that's to totally murder and destroy us.
I'm surprised, shocked and horrified that my Prime Minister doesn't understand this.
"The second issue, of course, is demilitarization because security will not be achieved except by demilitarization and demilitarization does not detract from the Palestinian self-determination. I do not understand why, for the purpose of Palestinian self-determination, they need Kassams and GRAD missiles. I can understand that they need a strong police force and security services; we are encouraging this but they do not need tanks, artillery or missiles." (quoted from Cabinet Communique, Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat, At the weekly Cabinet meeting, 21.6.09)
When Bibi was under the influence of the late David Bar Illan, he did understand that the Arabs have one aim and one aim only. Now, he's singing a very different tune, and it's a very dangerous one.
America's Obama won't save us when the Pseudistinians attack Israel, nor will the United Nations. Today's Arabs aren't the same as the ones we defeated so quickly in 1967. It's time for Israel to get real, be pragmatic and only do what's best for us!