Friday, June 08, 2007
Always second-guessing Israel
Jonathan Kay asks a rather curious question in today's National Post: What if Israel never occupied the West Bank? His answer is basically this: We might have truly achieved peace in our time.
Who is he trying to kid?
The Arabs attacked before 1967. They attacked after 1967. They're attacking today.
Yes, today, occupation of the West Bank is given as a reason for the attacks. Yet Israel didn't occupy the West Bank in 1967 or before that, and it was still attacked.
What does that tell you? Well, I think it should tell you that Arab Muslims have a problem with the existence of Israel, period. Even non-Arab Muslims in the region have a problem with the existence of Israel. Just listen for two seconds what Iran's leader has to say about the matter.
I think people should spend less time blaming Israel and more time blaming what might be the biggest enemy to peace in the region: intolerance of the very idea of a Jewish state.