Thursday, May 25, 2017

"The Battle for Israel's Soul"? That's Debatable

So this is happening on Sunday:

As I see it, there's nothing to debate. Which is to say that if you want to Gaza-ize the West Bank, solve nothing, and create further problems for yourself, you are bound to fall into the Goldberg camp.

Update: Caroline Glick said it all re the chimerical "two state solution" at another Toronto synagogue some years ago:
Stop being so defensive about asserting Jewish rights. It’s our land and always has been. By agreeing to hand over some of it to the Palestinians as part of a failed peace process, Israelis have in effect endorsed the Palestinian narrative that they are at fault for the conflict, she argues. 
The solution, said Glick, in an address last week at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, is to do what Israel did in Jerusalem and the Golan – apply Israeli law to Judea and Samaria, a.k.a., the West Bank. 
“This land is ours by history, by international legal rights, and it’s ours by justice, and we have to assert those rights,” she said. 
Glick is author of The Israeli Solution; A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East. Her position stands in sharp contrast to the one adopted by successive Israeli governments, but she believes Israel’s international standing was stronger, not weaker, when it stood up to international pressure. 
Israelis thought that by yielding its rights and turning over territory, it would foster international goodwill and enhance its diplomatic cachet. Instead, the opposite has occurred. 
If Israel wants international respect, it has to assert its rights, she said. If Israel wants to tell advocates of boycotts, divestments and sanctions where to stick their positions, it has to be assertive. 
“You can’t do it if all you say is we want defensible borders” and if you agree that the other side, which “exists only to destroy you,” has rights.

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