Category: Peace Process

Israelis are not “traumatized” or “immobilized” by October 7, but rather animated and alert. They are not intellectual weaklings, wounded babies that have to be coddled and coaxed into making “adult decisions” like embracing Palestinian statehood. Israelis will not brook such global contempt.
Only full Israel military control of the territories adjacent to Israel has any chance of preventing enemy military build-up (and even then, it will remain an ongoing and difficult challenge).
Pray for judicial compromise, government and opposition restraint, Jewish continuity and peoplehood, the integrity and strength of the IDF, real peace with Saudi Arabia, regime change in Iran, political sanity in America, emphatic Israeli government action against terrorism and lawlessness, and more. Pray for prayer on the Temple Mount instead of Islamic violence.
The specter of Israel’s sequestration and boycott by the world is exaggerated, often purposefully so by the Israeli Left. This includes FM Yair Lapid, who this week warned that Israel had better open a diplomatic dialogue with the Palestinians, otherwise the threat of Israel being designated an “apartheid state” will grow severe. You would think that BDS and lawfare are greater “threats” than, say, the Biden administration’s capitulation to Iran on the nuclear issue!
The discourse about Israel in Dubai and Ramallah couldn’t be more different: cooperation versus confrontation, celebration versus demonization.
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