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The Conclusive Solution For Lasting Peace In The Middle East: Medinat Yisrael Defended By The USA

Updated on June 12, 2009

There is no doubt that the metamorphosis of the former Palestine into the state of Israel was a massive injustice to the resident Muslim population of over six decades ago. But that is all ancient history now and it makes no more sense to keep revisiting that part of long-ago history than it does any other. Shall we next argue for the rightful secession of the Southern states, the right of Mongolia to its former Khan Empire lands, or turn over most of Europe to Roman control? In fact, every North American currently stands on soil that was previously British, French, Spanish or Dutch, and all of it was First Nations aboriginal land before that. Shall we turn over the continent entirely to its former and quite rightful owners?

There is an argument for that policy, but it is myopic and pointless. We cannot resolve the events of history. All we can do is deal with what presents itself today, and we have a situation which currently presents itself that the world critically needs to have resolved on a long term basis starting immediately: The first step which has to be taken is to formalize the precise boundaries of Israel and consider them inviolable.

The various political elements within the Jewish state must end their call for Eretz Yisrael Ha-Shlema, the region which was promised by the Hebrew God to the descendants of Abraham through his son Isaac. Medinat Yisrael or current Israel simply has to suffice.

The construction, demolition and reconstruction of disputed Israeli border territories must end. Israelis must know that they have permanent right to their land. Do American homeowners in the Rio Grande Valley have to constantly tear down their homes as disputes flare up over what constitutes historical Mexico? The United States Government would not stand for such absurdity, and neither should Israel.

Jerusalem has to become a city under international administration: Trieste is all that needs to be said.

American troops have to be removed from Afghanistan and Iran, as a military without a mandate and without the will to truly wage war is not a military force at all, but just a bunch of sitting ducks waiting to be blown up. Afghanistan and Iran are not winnable situations and it has been acknowledged since the times of Sun Tzu that a military force should never engage in battles that cannot be won.

The American military has to be moved to only one, clear, straightforward, and implementable theatre of action: Protecting Israel's borders. The gloves have to come off. If there is a placement in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip which is lobbing missiles into Israel, it will be destroyed in an American air raid, and if there is a nuclear facility which presents a threat to Israel anywhere in the Arab world it will be immediately destroyed with overwhelming force: End of conversation. Hamas is a terrorist group and it must be shown no more consideration than Al Qaeda. Both Arab and Israeli sides must understand that Israel is not just an abstract concept to be discussed and negotiated, but a permanent, imperishable, and indestructible integral part of the region.

An attack on Israel must be considered as an attack on Alaska, Florida, or any other part of the United States: the perpetrators must understand that the retribution will be swift, merciless and total.

After 9/11, it seemed as if we had entered an age of terrorism in the homeland, but countless embryonic terrorist cells have been dismantled and thus the American nation has been safe for almost a decade. The same security must be extended by American forces onto Israel, to ensure that Israelis can go about their lives free from fears of bombs and carnage.

This plan calls for both Arab and Israeli sides to back off from long-held policies, but it is the only feasible way out of the morass which has stretched over six decades. Both Jews and Arabs must understand that this plan will ensure a lasting peace where they can all benefit, and end the prolonged generations-long bloody conflict which has stunted the aspirations of every single individual in the region, regardless of nationality or religion.

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      Dov Marcu 

      7 years ago

      The conclusive solution for lasting peace in the Middle East:a Middle Eastern culture in Israel!

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      I already answered that in the other sequential Hub where you asked it. As for the statement, it is a matter of logical public policy which should be implemented with all due haste, not hyperbole.

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      Ralph Deeds 

      9 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      "An attack on Israel must be considered as an attack on Alaska, Florida, or any other part of the United States: the perpetrators must understand that the retribution will be swift, merciless and total."

      My, that sounds a bit hyperbolic.

      Please clarify your position on the Israeli "settlements."

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Let's look at both sides. There is an overwhelming impression in Israel right now that President Obama is so sympathetic to the Muslim cause that he is not hesitating in selling Israel down the river. There is also strong support within the majority of Israeli citizenry that the extreme politics of the past no longer have relevance. Eratz Israel is an Ersatz Israel which will never come to fruition. Surveys show that most Israelis are willing to abandon extreme land claims if complete and lasting peace can be achieved, especially if it is backed up by the boots on the ground of the mighty American military.

      I believe that the Arab side would be far harder to convince from a diplomatic standpoint and that why the stick approach should precede the carrot. We are in an era where we attempt to utilize military force as a surgical blade. That approach has never worked and never will. A military is a blunt object of massive force. American retaliation for violations of Israel's borders must be unequivocal and devastating. There is no doubt that some blood will be shed on both sides, but IMHO this is the only way to prevent the bloodshed which has been ongoing for over 6 decades to keep on flowing unstanched into the future.

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      Gypsy Willow 

      9 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Sounds feasible on paper, but what are the chances of both sides agreeing to this plan? Any thoughts on that?

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Hi Guru-C! I've tried to place into context the only possible processes as a comprehensive solution to what seems to be a never ending problem, with the hope and the expectation that resolving this thorniest of international issues could help to usher in an era of wider peace. We can only pray! Happy digestion! :)

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      Cory Zacharia 

      9 years ago

      Hello Hal, This is quite a stew of information and ideas. As with most hot pots, there are some ingredients tastier than others. You've given me much to think about and would like to stew it over and comment after I've digested :)


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