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By Mitchell G. Bard

Whereas most folk view the Palestinian clash because the maximum possibility to Israel's survival, it truly is in reality just one of the nation's long term matters. other than terrorists looking to spoil it, Israel needs to cope with tensions among spiritual and secular Jews, the demographic concerns posed by way of a fast becoming Arab inhabitants, inner political divisions, and disputes over the water assets which are severe to its survival. within the face of those demanding situations, the country's destiny can appear precarious. Bard paints a practical photograph of the line forward with a hopeful message: Israel won't purely live on, yet will undergo lengthy into the long run.

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Wrath has fallen and of whom He has made some as apes and swine. . ” (5:60); “You have surely known the end of those from amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath, in consequence of which we condemned them: Be ye like apes, despised” (2:65); and “when, instead of amending, they became more persistent in the pursuit of that which they were forbidden, we condemned them: Be ye as apes, despised” (7:166). While Islamists do not hesitate to make it clear they are at war with the West, the West does not want to be perceived as fighting the Muslim world.

If it were up to the popular will, it is doubtful that the peace treaty would have survived this long, though that does not necessarily mean that Egyptians desire war. It does indicate, however, that future relations with Israel are almost entirely dependent on the disposition of the Egyptian dictator. The people of Egypt did not want, demand, or make peace with Israel; it was Anwar Sadat who decided to end the conflict and who was sufficiently powerful to impose his will on the country. He paid for that decision with his life.

As Efraim Karsh, a leading historian and head of Mediterranean studies at King’s College London, and others have written, Islam is a religion of imperialism, but this has escaped the scrutiny and opprobrium of the leftist, third world, nonaligned groups and individuals who myopically view the United States as imperialist and colonialist with Israel as its tool. A short review of Middle East history can easily put the lie to the fantasy of benevolent Islam peacefully coexisting with the rest of the world until twentieth-century Western imperialists enslaved the Muslims and provoked them to the type of violence we saw on 9/11.

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