Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Duh!? How Can There Be Peace Without Arab Recognition of Israel?

I'm known for prefacing my questions with:
"Sorry, but here's another of my dumb questions:"
IMRA has just publicized a very revealing opinion poll from the United States.  I'm going to copy/paste it here, emphasis mine:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Poll of Americans: 77%:7% agreement must require recognition of Israel's right to exist as Jewish state

National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted September 2-3, 2010 By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about Middle Eastern
peace talks?

35% Very closely

42% Somewhat closely

19% Not very closely

2% Not at all

1% Not sure

2* As part of a Middle Eastern peace agreement, should Palestinian leaders
be required to acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state?

77% Yes

7% No

16% Not sure

3* As part of a Middle Eastern peace agreement, should Israel be required to accept the creation of a Palestinian state?

51% Yes

27% No

22% Not sure

4* How likely is it that Palestinian leaders will acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state?

6% Very likely

19% Somewhat likely

45% Not very likely

19% Not at all likely

11% Not sure

5* How likely is it that Israel will accept the creation of a Palestinian state?

6% Very likely

36% Somewhat likely

38% Not very likely

9% Not at all likely

10% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

Now, I may be stupid, or missing something, but what's the point of the talks?  It can't be peace, because, unless I'm really dumb, it would seem common sense that Arab recognition of Israel be a minimal requirement for peace between Israel and the Arabs.  And if these are supposed to be peace talks, not peace or appease talks, what does establishing a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian state have to do with peace?

It seems pretty obvious that the State and citizens of Israel have been conned by a serious case of mislabeling.  This Obama conference is no peace conference.  His aim all along has been to "father" a new Arab state in the heartland of ארץ ישראל Eretz Yisrael the Land of Israel.

We, the Israeli delegation, ought to cut our losses and run far away.  Not only won't this conference end in peace, it's to facilitate the end of the state of Israel.  G-d forbid our politicians continue cooperating with the American and Blair.  History will mock and condemn them as traitorous fools.  Let them do their תשובה teshuva repentance and be true noble patriotic leaders of the Jewish People.


Shtuey said...

Well, since Nabil Shaath announced there will be no recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, because that would impede the "right of return" for Arabs, I'd say that once again the Arabs are saving Israel from its ridiculous politicians. B"H.

Shannah Tovah, Batya!

Keli Ata said...

It makes no sense. The "Palestinians" don't recognize Israel. So why is Israel going through the motions and negotiating with them?

Arabs don't recognize Israel. Fine. Israel should stop recognizing the Palestinians.

The nation of Palestine doesn't exist. Cut off all aid and stop negotiating with them.

They don't recognize you, don't recognize them.

The best way to cut off an unhealty, toxic relationship is to make a complete break. That applies to people as well as countries.

Batya said...

Shtuey, in theory, but the Israeli govt isn't listening to the Arabs. They're blindly continuing with the dangerous negotiations.

Keli, amen!