I started to write this while listening to the news on the radio Tuesday evening. There were three terror attacks in three hours today, two stabbings, one shooting. At least one person is dead, more than ten wounded, half of them seriously. In one case a man pulled the Arab terrorist’s knife out of his own neck and stabbed his assailant to death. Yes, you read that right.
I’m not going to give all the details because this just happened, what’s on the Internet may be wrong, and anyway I’m sick of reading about this stuff. And the details aren’t important.
A just-released Pew survey tells us that 48% of Israeli Jews “strongly agree” or “agree” with the statement “Arabs should be expelled or transferred from Israel.” 46% disagree.
Now, this is an idiotic question. Are they asking about Arab citizens of Israel or Arab residents of the Palestinian Authority areas, or both? Do they mean all Arabs or just those that belong to terror groups? Do they mean ‘expelled by force’ or given compensation to move? Would they go to Jordan, the US, Europe or Gaza? Does Avigdor Lieberman’s plan to require loyalty oaths count?
Those who want to paint Israeli Jews as racist ethnic cleansers are already having a field day (maybe that’s why the question was asked this way). But before you pile on, please note that supporters of the ‘two-state solution’ want to transfer or expel Jews from Judea and Samaria. If you think it’s wrong to transfer Arabs, then explain why it is acceptable to transfer Jews.
This survey was done between October 2014 and May 2015, before the remarkably bloody Third Intifada began. Imagine if they asked the question again today, after almost half a year of daily stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks!
Israelis overwhelmingly know that leaving Judea and Samaria would make it impossible for Israel to defend herself against terrorism or conventional attack. Two-state deals, no matter what guarantees are made, involve irrevocable concrete Israeli concessions in return for promises that can be reneged upon in a flash.
We must keep Judea and Samaria. But adding the hostile residents of the territories to our population, which is already about 20% Arab, would bring about certain instability and unending terrorism. The nation would fly apart the way Europe is flying apart.
The conclusion is obvious: Israel must assert sovereignty over Judea and Samaria and most of the Arabs must leave.
The necessity of this has been demonstrated since last September, when the Palestinian child soldiers and other terrorists began their daily rampages. There is a cold murderousness in these creatures, who post diagrams on Facebook of where to best stab you so that you will not survive, who hate you so much – and whose society, religion and culture fully validate their hate – that they consider it an honor to die in the process of killing you.
Palestinian leaders could have had all kinds of compromises, various forms of autonomy or coexistence, even a sovereign state, but they rejected them all. They wouldn’t and won’t accept anything but our disappearance. Now it’s too late. When they fashioned their children into the ‘knife generation’ and sent them out to kill, they closed the door on compromise and coexistence. It’s over. We are getting a divorce, and they are the ones moving out.
They have deluded themselves into thinking that we are like the Crusaders or the French colonists in Algeria, and if they make things hard enough we’ll go back where we came from. But where we came from is here. Their strategy has guaranteed that the only solution for us is for them to leave. And we are the stronger party.
So those who are concerned about stopping the wave of murderous terrorism and those who are looking for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have a common answer.
In the words of Meir Kahane, They Must Go. All the rest is implementation.