The suicide bomber is now a truthful model of the Arab’s senseless war on the Jews. What the Arabs have not realized is that the ultimate cost of their murderous hatred of the Jewish people may
be the suicide of their own culture.
We hear that Arab leaders see Hamas as worse than Israel, but stay silent. We also hear that Islam is a “religion of peace” but none of those ‘Arab leaders’ ever seem to get up and denounce the murdering terrorists. We suppose that, like fast food nowadays, is considered unhealthy. We guess that the fast food may require longer to kill you, though. Denouncing Israel however, is not only safe, but may even improve political health, at least in Lefty circles. We understand why ‘Arab leaders’ might be a bit reticent if these are their opinions.
What is evident is a sea change in the realities of activities between Israel and a few of the Arab countries. Jordan has been cooperating on security matters for a while, though not admitting it. Egypt has become very cooperative since the military bounced the Moslem Brotherhood ex-President; the Egyptians leave no doubt that they oppose Hamas. That’s an offshoot of that selfsame Moslem Brotherhood. Egyptian closing of the Gaza border has both simplified Israel’s task in Gaza and helped both Egypt and Israel in dealing with the terrorist population in Sinai.
Various explanations exist for the virulence of the visceral hatred of Jews by Arabs. Both are historically the same Semitic folk, though Israelis now are as much or more Caucasian via their sojourn in Europe and the U.S. before becoming Israelis. In any case, Israel makes all the tin pot Arab countries’ inadequacies unarguable and what dictator needs that? Then there is the incessant propaganda from childhood. Add the Islamic view of Jews on top of those and you have a picture. And as so many other aspects of Islam; that seems self-destructive.
Israel is a working democracy in a region of dictators. The Arabs could learn a lot, improving their lives in the process by contemplating how that works. The Arab Springs show that they are not happy with what they have. Israel is an economic and technical success where neither is true elsewhere among the Arabs. Again, Israel has much to teach and the Arabs are clearly in need of such knowledge. The Middle East is provided a lighthouse to progress and its reaction is to destroy it. It seems rather like the passengers on a sinking ship, hurrying to punch holes in all the lifeboats. Much of Hamas and Hezbollah for that matter, are notably funded by Gulf oil money owned by wealthy power brokers with deep stakes in the status quo and by Iran, historically looking to manipulate the Arabs. Neither is happy with a strong, stable and successful democracy in the middle of their playing field.
However, most Arabs are not Islamic terrorists; they are just people in a tough neighborhood trying to get by and maybe acquire a decent life. The best route to that is for them, to study what Israel has done and to learn from it and in their own ways, to do likewise. It is always much more productive to imitate success than to destroy it. But Homo Sapiens is a contrary, cussed species on occasion and the Arabs of the Middle East seem stuck in that mode, hoodwinked by their self-serving and highly dishonest ‘leaders..’ Those who actually see Israel as superior to Hamas, but refuse to say so in public. It’s a shame when you toss out your dictator and then, because you’re Moslem, find yourself stuck with another, more regressive dictator as your prize while next door, the Jews prosper.