The audacity of the Arab League. As if we're supposed to forget history. We've gone from the "Three NOs" drafted in
How many lives have been lost - Jewish and Arab - due not to Israeli intransigence when it comes to the peace process, but Arab deceit and duplicity?
Drive by the museum the Egyptians erected to the '73 "October War", near
Or if you like, you can just go to the
There were hundreds, if not thousands, of terrorist attacks emanating against
Heck, after launching a pre-emptive strike on Egyptian airfields on a June morning in 1967, decimating that nation's air force in just a few hours as it sat on the ground, Israel begged Jordan, the occupier at the time of eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank, not to enter the nascent hostilities. How did Jordan respond?
By shelling western Jerusalem.
I'm continually baffled by the Arab insistence on "East Jerusalem", as if we should just succumb to voluntary amnesia over
You won't find me compromising on
It probably won't happen. But, it's a good time. In fact, it's way past time.
I've no doubt as to the identity of the "lords of war" the Saudi FM was referring to. They are, of course, the sheikhs and despots, the extremists and the imams, many of whom we've propped up over the years, who time and again were the first to choose violence over talking. These "lords of war" are throwing down the gauntlet again, telling the world that if
They'd say it's preposterous. They'd reject it. They'd fund more terrorism than they already do to get
Don't be mistaken - that's not pessimism I'm wallowing in. I'm an optimist.
It's simply acknowledging the way the world works right now. It can change, and in some ways it has started to change for the better already. It's not hopeless. But old habits die hard. If you're looking at affairs in the