Israel and the Palestinians

There are people protesting against the Israeli assault on Gaza. Odd. I don’t recall any protests being staged during all the weeks before when Hamas was shooting hundreds of rockets and morters at Israel. I don’t recall any hurried meetings at the UN.

It takes two to make peace. If the Palestinians would lay down their arms, there would be peace. If the Israelis laid down their arms, the Palestinians would simply kill them all.

That’s why there is no peace in the Middle East. When the Palestinians decide they want peace, they can have it.

In 1948 the UN partitioned Palestine into a Jewish State and an Arab state. The Jews accepted the agreement, the Arabs rejected it and attacked. Between 1948 and 1967 Jordan and Egypt had control of the West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinians did not attack Jordan and Egypt or demand they establish a Palestinian state. Instead they formed the PLO in 1964 and began terrorist attacks against the Israelis. If a Palestinian state is really so important to the Palestinians and the Arab nations, why didn’t it happen druing the two decades they controlled those territories?

If Israel were not willing to do just about anything for peace, then why did they hand back the Sinai to Egypt (along with the only oil wells they ever had)in exchange for a peace treaty?

The Palestinians do not want peace. They simply hate the Jews and want to kill them. They are anti-Semitic thugs, and so are those protesting Israel’s attempts to defend themselves.

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About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm a deacon at Quartz Hill Community Church. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild
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2 Responses to Israel and the Palestinians

  1. Don the Baptist says:

    I heard on KFI News this morning that the protesters are apparently upset with Israel because they are actually HITTING their targets, whereas the Palestinians are simply lobbing rockets into the air, they no not where. No Fair!

  2. Eric says:

    Your arguments are factual, cogent and lucid. No wonder they are not widely accepted.

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