Solving the “Palestinian Problem.” By Daniel Pipes. DanielPipes.org, January 7, 2009.
The doomed Mideast “peace process.” By Jeff Jacoby. Boston Globe, October 14, 2009.
Honor-Shame Jihad (HJP). By Richard Landes. The Augean Stables.
Israel Faces a Culture of Hatred and Violence. By Mortimer B. Zuckerman. U.S. News and World Report, March 21, 2011.
Itamar massacre illustrates the existential threats facing Israel.
Two Examples of the Arab Muslim Descent into Savagery: Aziz Salha (Ramallah, 2000) and Abu Sakkar (Syria, 2013). NJBR, July 14, 2013.
The One-State Solution Would Be a Nightmare. By Carlo Strenger. NJBR, June 30, 2013. With related articles.
Enter the Neo-Canaanites. By Bret Stephens. NJBR, June 20, 2013. With related articles.
Survival of the Fittest. Interview with Benny Morris. By Ari Shavit. Haaretz, January 9, 2004. Also here and here.
Benny Morris Returns to the Fold. by Avi Beker. Haaretz, October 26, 2009.
Benny Morris: “The 1948 War Was an Islamic Holy War.” Interview with Benny Morris. By Amira Lamm. Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2010.
The New Historiography: Israel Confronts Its Past. By Benny Morris. Tikkun, November/December 1988.
Palestine, Peoples and Borders in the New Middle East. By Ahmad Samih Khalidi. NJBR, June 3, 2013. With related articles.
More Peace, Less Process. By Ben Cohen. NJBR, May 30, 2013.
Obama in Israel: Hope over Experience? By Max Boot. NJBR, March 25, 2013.
President Obama Speaks to the People of Israel. NJBR, March 22, 2013.
Like Bibi, Obama May Just Want to Manage Middle East Conflict. By Jonathan S. Tobin. NJBR, March 9, 2013.
Taking the High Ground. By Thomas L. Friedman. New York Times, June 13, 2004. Also here.
There is no total victory to be had by Israel over Hezbollah or the Palestinians, without total genocide.
Pipes (Israel and Its Enemies):
Rabin’s mistake was simple and profound: One cannot “make peace with one’s enemy,” as he imagined. Rather, one makes peace with one’s former enemy. Peace nearly always requires one side in a conflict to be defeated and thus give up its goals.
Arabs and Israelis since 1948 have pursued static and opposite goals: Arabs fought to eliminate Israel; Israelis fought to win their neighbors' acceptance. Details have varied over the decades with multiple ideologies, strategies, and leading actors, but the twin goals have remained in place and unbridgeable. If the conflict is to end, one side must lose and one side win. Either there will be no more Zionist state or it will be accepted by its neighbors. Those are the only two scenarios for ending the conflict. Anything else is unstable and a premise for further warfare.
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In an important article in the current Middle East Quarterly, Daniel Pipes reviews the terrible failure of the 1993 Oslo accords, and homes in on the root fallacy of the diplomatic approach it embodied: the belief that the Arab-Israeli war can “be concluded through good will, conciliation, mediation, flexibility, restraint, generosity, and compromise, topped off with signatures on official documents.’’ For 16 years, Israeli governments, prodded by Washington, have sought to quench Palestinian hostility with concessions and gestures of good will. Yet peace today is more elusive than ever.