Israel's 40-year reluctance

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    There has hardly been an Arab peace plan in the past 40 years -- including the current Saudi version -- that does not demand a return to the status quo of June 4, 1967. Why is that date so sacred? Because it was the day before the outbreak of the Six Day War in which Israel scored one of the most stunning victories of the 20th century. The Arabs have spent four decades trying to undo its consequences.
    The real anniversary of the war should be now, three weeks earlier. On May 16, 1967, Egyptian President Gamal Nasser demanded the evacuation from the Sinai Peninsula of the U.N. buffer force that had kept Israel and Egypt at peace for 10 years. The U.N. complied, at which point Nasser imposed a naval blockade of Israel's only outlet to the south, the port of Eilat -- an open act of war.
    How Egypt came to this reckless provocation is a complicated tale (chronicled in Michael Oren's magisterial history ``Six Days of War'') of aggressive intent compounded with fateful disinformation. An urgent and false Soviet warning that Israel was preparing to attack Syria led to a cascade of intra-Arab maneuvers that in turn led Nasser, the champion of pan-Arabism, to mortally confront Israel with a remilitarized Sinai and a southern blockade.....

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    The world will soon be awash with 40th anniversary retrospectives on the war -- and on the peace of the ages that awaits if Israel would only return to June 4, 1967. But Israelis are cautious. They remember the terror of that unbearable May when, with Israel possessing no occupied territories whatsoever, the entire Arab world was furiously preparing Israel's imminent extinction. And the world did nothing.


    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/CharlesKrauthammer/2007/05/18/israels_40-year_reluctance
     
  2. DQuixote

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    The "Roadmap to Peace" in the ME is a zillion ton weight around the neck of Israel. The moment we remove our support, it will come crashing down. Selling out that tiny, God-ordained nation, will bring about the wrath of God. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!
     
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    Amen. Tis a shame we've had a part in selling out Israel (The Road Map). :tear:
     

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