I am beginning to think that Zionists get off on this “everyone wants to annihilate us” crap, even though it is utterly irrational. The Arabs have for years said they are prepared to make peace with Israel. After all, Jordan and Egypt have already done so. I was in Israel in early 1987 and read an article in the Jerusalem Post by Benny Morris setting out the various Arab peace approaches made from 1949 onwards. Simha Flapan, in “The Birth of Israel – Myths and Realities” also describes these Arab peace offers – rejected by Israel.
More recently, the Jerusalem Post of 25 May 2006 published an interview with Amr Moussa, the then Secretary General of the Arab League. After Israel’s rejection of the Arab League’s 2002 peace offer, Moussa decided to speak directly to the Israeli public through the Jerusalem Post. In the interview he says that he had agreement from all the Arab leaders that the Arab/Israeli conflict must be resolved based on a two state solution, with Israel keeping some parts of the West Bank and the Palestinians being compensated with land in Israel.
Moussa said the initiative has the support of the Arab world. “I’ve talked to all of them,” he said, “from presidents to kings to the simple man in the street. All of them agree. We want to solve the Palestinian problem. We cannot live for decades or generations with the same Arab-Israeli conflict. “We have accepted that Israel will exist in our midst – and read the Arab initiative again – we are ready to end that conflict” he added.
Now – that seems clear enough to me. But no – according to Bibi and his loony mates, everyone wants to exterminate Jews. These people are truly mad.