Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive
doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and
conducted counter-Arab propaganda programs for college youth, has
lectured on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has publicly
debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been
published in dozens of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world.
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Periodically, the broken record skips back to the
beginning, and we hear the same old tune again and
We poor Arab victims (who "only" have about two
dozen states so far--which were conquered and
forcibly Arabized from mostly non-Arab peoples) will
never recognize Israel nor honor any peace
agreements with the Jews.
For this latest replay, the song comes from the
simply more honest Hamas folks in Gaza--but it could
have come from virtually the rest of the so-called
"Arab" world as well.
The allegedly "moderate" good cops of Mahmoud
Abbas's Fatah no more accept the permanence of a
Jewish State of Israel any more than the Hamas and
the Islamic Jihad bad cops do--and have said so
repeatedly (even if all of their assorted
whitewashers aren't listening). Take a good look at
what's happening in Egypt these days as well with
the rise of Hamas' parent, the Muslim Brotherhood,
regarding the same issue.
It's all about appearances right now--that's all.
To make themselves feel less guilty after Auschwitz,
those in the dhimmi West, who would just as soon
like to see Israel disappear, feel better when
they're lied to instead by Arabs with similar
genocidal plans for Hebrews that Europe excelled in
itself for millennia.
So, it pays to be Arab "moderates"--indeed, billions
of dollars for such taqiyya (permitted lying for the
Responding to Hamas chief honcho-in-exile, Khaled
Mashaal's, unity games with Fatah in which he
allegedly tentatively accepted the notion of a
Palestinian Arab state
on the basis of Israel's 1949 armistice lines
(incorrectly referred to as "borders"), Moussa Abu
Marzouk, Hamas' second in command, says any
potential deal would only be considered a hudna, or
temporary cease fire.
There is nothing new here--except that while some
choose to play the game, others don't. And again,
those who agree to play stand to gain billions. The
late Arafat's Swiss bank accounts are legendary. And
he was a frequent guest at the Clinton White House.
The former President made out nicely as well via
this relationship…tens of millions of dollars have
so far been donated towards his Presidential library
and such by his Arab buddies.
Since the '67 War (that they themselves instigated)
backfired on them big time, Arabs shifted their
strategy to destroying Israel in stages rather than
in one fell swoop as had been attempted before.
Arabs have openly admitted to this
destruction-in-phases strategy, and the first step
in this process involves forcing Israel to abandon
UNSC Resolution 242.
Passed in the wake of the Arabs' attempt on Israel's
life in '67, the final draft of 242 promised Israel
more defensible, real, and secure borders, instead
of previous armistice lines which made it a mere 9
to 15 miles wide in its vulnerable waist--where most
of its population and infrastructure are located.
The settlement issue all of the fuss is about is
about whether Israel finally gets this long overdue
territorial compromise over the disputed,
non-apportioned (not "purely Arab") territories of
the original Mandate or not…Judeans returning to
Judea, where they have thousands of years of
history--clear up until their massacres by Arabs in
the 1920s and 1930s.
Arafat used to call these "peace" games--which made
him and his cronies rich--the Peace of the Quraysh.
The latter was the pagan tribe in Mecca which
Muhammad temporarily made a hudna (the same type of
temporary truce Hamas's Abu Marzouk now speaks of
above) with in the 7th century C.E. until he felt
strong enough to deal the final blow.
Even forgetting about the Hamas "bad cops" in the
State Department game to pose Mahmoud Abbas' boys as
the alleged good ones to force Israel to give away
the store, the so-called moderates have openly
called any dealings with the Jews a "Trojan Horse."
Now, who in their right mind would give anything at
all to such murderous, rejectionist enemies--except
exponential payback? Yet, short of literal suicide,
the Jews are expected to cave in to all Arab demands
and have already made too many one-sided
Still, despite all of the above, I've come to an
I believe that it's really time for Israel to
appreciate the virtues of Hamastan.
As Hamas entrenches in Gaza, and much of the world
bemoans the internal struggles (sometimes bloody)
between the Hamasniks and Mahmoud Abbas's latter-day
Arafatians, Israel has reason to be glad--and not
just because its enemies are divided.
Of course I'd prefer a situation in which Arab and
Jew could peacefully live as neighbors, assisting
each other in building a better tomorrow for all of
their children. Realistically, however, an Arab
subjugating mindset, which declares the entire
region to be simply "purely Arab patrimony,"
eliminates this possibility. Until that changes,www.ekurd.net
nothing else related to true peace will either. Arab
kids are educated from their diaper days onwards to
hate Jews who dare to want in one tiny state what
Arabs insist on having some two dozen of
themselves--and at scores of millions of non-Arab
While I get no pleasure from human suffering
anywhere, the fact is that it makes no difference
whether it's Hamas or Fatah affiliates murdering
Jews. Again, neither have any real intention of
living peacefully with a permanent Jewish State as
their neighbor. Any such discussion is indeed for
show and who gains access to the dhimmi petro-dollar-addicted
Several years back, Hamas and Fatah had a bloody
struggle for control over Gaza in the wake of
Israel's unilateral withdrawal. Gaza, since the days
of the Pharaohs, had been used as a major invasion
route into the land of the Jews, and modern Egypt's
Nasser was no exception.
With the collapse of the centuries old Ottoman
Turkish Empire after World War I, Gaza became part
of the Mandate of Palestine in 1920. Egypt again
grabbed it after its invasion of a reborn, minuscule
Israel in 1948 and ruled it until the '67 War--using
it to stage attacks against Jews, amass troops,
build military bases, and so forth. Nasser's hostile
acts--blockading Israel (a casus belli) and so
forth--lost Egypt Gaza.
It's worth recalling that during those nineteen
years that Egypt had control over Gaza (and
Transjordan seized Judea and Samaria, aka the "West
Bank," thus renaming itself Jordan since it now held
both banks of the River), there was never any talk
about creating a second state for Arabs in the
Mandate of Palestine
there. After 1922, Jordan was created and emerged on
almost 80% of the Mandate's territory.
After Israel's Ariel Sharon's complete unilateral
withdrawal years ago (uprooting thousands of Jewish
residents), Gaza became a test, as many of us have
noted, and the Arabs flunked it with flying colors.
Thousands of rockets, mortars, missiles, and other
acts of terrorism have been launched against the
Jews in southern Israel from Gaza instead. Now,
imagine what will happen if Israel foolishly does
likewise in the West Bank. Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion
Airport, the Knesset, Haifa, Jerusalem, and so forth
will become the new Arab targets instead--a few
stones' throws away from Arab gunners.
Had Gaza's Arabs showed evidence of truly wanting to
build their additional state (# 22)--instead of just
continuing to work towards the destruction of the
sole nation of the Jews--all possibilities were
ready to unfold. Israel has been hopefully waiting
for such signs. Unfortunately, as we still see with
the recent news reported above, this was--and still
is--not to be. It remains in the realm of dreams.
So, as I suggested above, I'm totally rooting for
Hamas in its struggles with Mahmoud Abbas's alleged
No more word games that simply advance Arab
destruction-in-stages plans for the Jews.
Israel must insist on getting the meaningful
territorial compromise promised to it by UNSC
Resolution 242--regardless of who is twisting its
Absent a true peace partner willing to arrive at a
real compromise and modus vivendi, Israel must
declare that, henceforth, blatant acts of war
directed against it from Arabs will be dealt with
the way America's (Colin) Powell Doctrine instructs
America to do itself --via massive retaliation.
A total Hamas victory in its struggles with its
phony "moderate" Arab opponents will make such a
policy easier for Israel to carry out, with no
facade of counterfeit, and equally murderous,
Arafatian peace partners to deal with.
By the way, as a footnote of sorts, America has been
building a modern army of tens of thousands for
Hamas's rival, Abbas's Fatah folks--something that
the Israeli armored corps and air force must
obliterate as well when the time comes.
Fatah has at least as much blood on its hands as
Hamas and, like its creator--Arafat, with Mahmoud
Abbas as his chief lieutenant--said himself, is only
biding its time during its renewed "Peace of the
Quraysh" with its kilab yahud--Jew dogs. In the
meantime, its army grows stronger and richer
courtesy of Uncle Sam.
As with Muhammad's waiting for the proper moment to
strike the final blow against the Quraysh, Fatah,
like Hamas, watches as Israel is forced to face a
powerful Iran and Syria--as well as an Egypt whose
peace treaty with Israel is all but dead.
The emergence of a Hamastan ever-determined to kill
Jews and their state must thus turn into its own
As President George W. Bush stated after America
itself was victimized as Israel repeatedly has been,
those who support terrorists should take care lest
they suffer the terrorists' same fate.
When America warred with Germany and Japan, it
didn't worry much about civilians killed along the
way during the fire bombings and so forth.
Unlike those World War II conflicts, the war which
the Jews have been continuously forced to fight is
about the very existence of their sole, tiny,
resurrected nation. Poll after poll has shown that
if Israel withdrew from every inch of disputed
territory, most Arabs--not only the Hamas and Fatah
crews--would still refuse its right to exist.
So, again, it's time to end the games.
While Israel faces the prospects of an Arabized
nuclear Iran sworn to its destruction, the mullahs
have sent scores of thousands of missiles and other
armaments to Hizbullah
and Hamas surrounding Israel on two sides. Add to
this the vast biological and chemical arsenals of
Iran's best buddy, Assad's Syria--just itching for a
chance to deflect attention from itself--and the
urgency becomes even more apparent.
For Israel to survive these potentially existential
threats, the gloves must come off, Israel must
ignore the warnings of the world's assorted
hypocrites, and it must deal with Hamastan and such
as all other countries would when faced with an
enemy dedicated to their own destruction.
This war has never been about Arabs wanting their
22nd state They could have had that decades ago.
Honorable plans were repeatedly offered and turned
down by the Arabs themselves over the past century.
Once again, it's all about Arabs wanting the
destruction of the only state the Jews have. The
conflict has always been about this…the late
renowned scholar, Richard Cottam's, "negative
nationalism" par excellence.
While the inter-Arab contest plays out in the
territories and elsewhere, and before the dust
settles, Israel must thus create plans to leave the
Arabs literally gasping for air when the time is
ripe--a la June 1967.
Additionally, Israel must leave its enemies afraid
of retaliation because of what the next vastly
exponential Israeli responses will then bring. This
can be done. Israel must just have the will to act
for its survival. The hour is late…and Great Britain
and America didn't apologize for Dresden and
Hypocrites elsewhere will yell and scream about
"Nazi" Jews and such. Israel must ignore them and
take the cuts in aid and whatever if need be. There
are still good people around who will
understand…especially in America.
While Israel should warn the Arab civilian
population (which idealizes and chose Hamas as its
leaders)--as it always does--that war will be Hell,
after doing so, it must not fight with one hand tied
behind its back.
The virtue of honesty in Hamastan will give Israel a
chance to face its mortal, genocidal, rejectionist
Arab enemies head on, in full scale war, with
victory as its goal--not tit for tat nonsense a la
its earlier War of Attrition with Egypt. The latter
was terribly costly, a no-win game for the Jewish
State which only led up to the even costlier Yom
Kippur War several years later…a war which almost
ended with Israel's destruction.
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has
done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern
Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-Arab
propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured
on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has
publicly debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles
and op-eds have been published in dozens of
newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world. Visit his
Gerald A. Honigman, a longtime contributing writer
for ekurd.net. Honigman has published a major book,
Quest For Justice In The Middle East--The
Arab-Israeli Conflict In Greater Perspective."
By Gerald A. Honigman for eKurd.net, April 23, 2012. You may reach the
author via email at: honigman6 (at) msn.com.
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