A Defending Crusader…

The best defense is to be good and offensive…or something like that.

What Works for Israel:

Posted by Godefroi on January 11, 2008

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The Security Fence (the “Wall”)

 What Doesn’t Work:

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Giving land and control to the “Palestinians”.

Let’s give ’em a State!!

Nod: Solomonia

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2 Responses to “What Works for Israel:”

  1. Edmund said

    What or who would you give credit for the 2001-2002 spike in violence? Mind you there stats before 2001 look peaceful and there was no wall.

  2. Godefroi said

    That would be the Al-Aqsa intifada, the origins of which are discussed here. A sampling:

    “In a revealing interview with the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat (September 29, 2001), Marwan Barghouti, head of the Tanzim, admitted his critical role in igniting the October 2000 intifada in both the West Bank and Gaza, as well as among the Israeli Arabs:

    * I knew that the end of September was the last period (of time) before the explosion, but when Sharon reached the al-Aqsa Mosque, this was the most appropriate moment for the outbreak of the intifada….The night prior to Sharon’s visit, I participated in a panel on a local television station and I seized the opportunity to call on the public to go to the al-Aqsa Mosque in the morning, for it was not possible that Sharon would reach al-Haram al-Sharif just so, and walk away peacefully. I finished and went to al-Aqsa in the morning….We tried to create clashes without success because of the differences of opinion that emerged with others in the al-Aqsa compound at the time….After Sharon left, I remained for two hours in the presence of other people, we discussed the manner of response and how it was possible to react in all the cities (bilad) and not just in Jerusalem. We contacted all (the Palestinian) factions.”

    and

    “Imad Falouji, the Palestinian Authority Communications Minister, said at a rally in Lebanon on March 3, 2001,
    that the violence had been planned in July, far in advance of Sharon’s “provocation.” He said:

    * Whoever thinks that this [war] started as a result of Sharon’s despicable visit to Al Aksa is in error. It was planned since Arafat’s return from Camp David [where he] firmly stood up to Clinton and rejected the U.S. terms.”

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