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This bears mentioning again and again and again


By Eli E. Hertz

True peace between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs cannot be based on a lie. Putting Israel and its Arab neighbors on the same footing totally ignores the asymmetry of the history of the conflict and something as fundamental as cause and effect. The truth is that one side - the Arab side - has been the aggressor time-after-time. The Arabs have been the initiators of more than five major wars, political and economic boycotts and unbridled incitement. The Palestinian Arabs have launched wave-after-wave of terrorism against Israelis and other Jews and made hate the fuel that directs and runs their society.

All this began before there was a State of Israel, before there was an ‘occupation’ and it continues unabated to this very day.

Arabs have instigated war and terror attacks against the State of Israel in 1948, 1967, and 1973, and by various acts of belligerency throughout this period.

They have flouted their basic obligations as part of a free and democratic society to refrain from threat or use of force against Israel’s territorial integrity and political independence.

These acts are in flagrant violation inter alia [among other things] of the United Nations Charter.

Eli E. Hertz is the president of Myths and Facts (mythsandfacts.org).


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