The war against Israel waged by Muslim Arabs and other Muslims who follow the Arab lead is, and has always been, a thinly disguised classic Jihad. It has no end. It cannot be stopped by the shrinking of Israel still further. It cannot be stopped by Israel, having given up all of the Sinai (for nothing), and withdrawn from all of Gaza (for nothing but rockets in return), deciding to shrink still further, back to the 1949 Armistice Lines, by giving up the “West Bank” as all the noisy olmerts, the livnis, the avi shavits, the nahum-barneas all insist it must, and insist that Israel must not because it is “morally” necessary – they’ve given up on that – but because, you see, it would be an act of “realism.” Yes, their “realism” consists in entirely ignoring, in never discussing, in deciding never to notice or allow others to do so, the texts, tenets, attitudes, of Islam. And they do not want anyone consulting any of the scholarly texts, written by non-Muslims or Muslims, on Muslim understanding of what treaties made by Muslims with Infidels may or must mean. From their perches in a world of their own imagining, they hurl charges against members of Likud for being “out of touch with reality.”
After the Six-Day War, the Arabs made every effort, because they realized that a military "solution" was not at hand, and they would need the outside world, and particularly the Western powers that had affinities with, even gave support to, Israel, to take their side and, little by little, to see the conflict not as what it was, but as something else, in which tiny Israel could be depicted as the o'erweening bully, and the Arab side depicted as the much weaker victims. Considering that the Arabs alone outnumber the Jews of Israel 60 to one, and that the land in the possession of the Arabs is about 14 million square miles, while Israel in the 1949 armistice lines is about 10,000 square miles, and even with the "West Bank" does not even contain the 14,000 square miles that would make Mighty Israel, Greater Israel, all of one-one-thousandth the size of the Arab-ruled lands (where Berbers, Kurds, Copts, and all other non-Arab or non-Muslim peoples, are treated with contumely, or discrimination, or persecution, or worse), this was a neat trick.
But the Arabs managed it. They began by carefully renaming the Arabs in the territories won by Israel in the Six-Day War as the "Palestinian people," a phrase not used, not once, by any Arab diplomat or leader prior to the Six-Day War. There is plenty of evidence to support the contention that this “new people” was created by Muslim Arabs for propaganda reasons, so as to repackage the Jihad as a struggle for “national rights.” The admission by Zuhair Mohsen, the leader of As-Saiqa, one Arab terrorist group that was part of the PLO, made to James Dorsey during an interview and published in March 1977 in the Dutch newspaper “Trouw,” is a famous, but hardly the only, evidence for such a premeditated effort:
The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian stateis only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism..
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa,, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.
And then, when the Israelis, so desperately eager for peace, failed to respond, failed utterly to recognize the propagandistic case that was being built, by which the Jihad against the Infidel state of Israel was to be disguised, as merely a conflict between two "tiny peoples" (though the Arabs never hide the fact that they consider themselves one people, a people united in language, customs, religion, and all the other outward and inward markers of ethnic identity), with Israel cast in the role of bullying "occupier" -- it was no such thing, for its historic and legal claim to the "West Bank" did not begin with, and was not dependent on, the possession that resulted from the Six-Day War, for Israel's "occupation" of territory deliberately set aside for the Jewish National Home according to the League of Nations' Mandate for Palestine could hardly be seen as similar, say, to "Occupied Paris" (to which the Germans had no legitimate claim) or "Occupied Vienna" or "Occupied Berlin" (both cities which the Allies occupied with military forces after the war, but to which they did not have, and did not wish to fabricate, any kind of permanent claim). The same goes, of course, for "Occupied Japan" to which the Americans of course had no claim other than of being military occupier. That is quite different from Israel, which in the Six-Day War came into possession of territory to which it had a claim, and a right -- legal, historic, and moral -- recognized by those who established the Mandate system after World War I.
The Arabs have had a good run, aided and abetted by a series of mediocre Israeli governments, and by media and politial elites in Israel largely ignorant of Islam, almost wilfully so, and thus blind to the war being waged, for all time, against the state of Israel. Perhaps it was that very fact, that to allow oneself to understand the nature of Islam, and thus to recognize the endless nature of the war being waged on Israel, has simply been too painful for Israelis to face up to, that they -- like the Western Europeans -- simply prefer to deny, and thus to end up collaborating with the propaganda put out by their enemies, aiding those enemies to conceal the nature of the war being waged.
But now, it seems, each new killing or attack, in Madrid or London or Mumbai, in Amsterdam or New York, in Washington or New Delhi, in Moscow or Manila, in southern Thailand or in southern Nigeria or in southern Sudan, of Muslims against Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and all others, chips away at that Arab propaganda, and begins to allow us once again to see, revealed, the true nature of the war agaist Israel. As this war is seen, and seen more clearly, soonest by the keenest, and then afterwards by the less keen, it will be harder and harder for the farce of the "legitimate rights of the 'Palestinian' people" business to be uttered with a straight face, and if Israel can hold on, and can start to see things straight, and help others in Western Europe and North America, by making its own new understanding of things clear, to themselves come to grasp the meaning, and permanent menace, of Islam, then it is just possible that Israel will have a chance. Further appeasement will not and cannot work. Islam is triumphalist. Every victory, anywhere, against any Infidels, only whets, and never sates, Muslim appetites. This needs to be understood. Not after the next concession of tangible assets to the Arabs, but before any more such disastrous concessions, by the dizzy-making depressing likes of the olmerts of this world, are made.