Op-Ed: It is Either Them or Us
With the dangers of a nuclear Iran, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, civil war in Syria, expansion of ISIS and so much more, surely if Israel and the extremist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be more flexible on the "occupied territories" and East Jerusalem,peace would come to the Middle East.
This is the message of the world, right? Along these lines, surely It must be because of the occupied "West Bank" that “a suicide bomber on Sunday rammed his car into a military checkpoint in northeast Nigeria's Borno state near the border with Cameroon killing three soldiers in an attack ..”
Also, surely, Israeli "occupation" is the reason that “The Nigerian government is reporting that 219 kidnapped schoolgirls remain unaccounted for two months..”
Israel’s aggression must be at least partially to blame for the fact that “seven soldiers were killed on Thursday in one of the bloodiest clashes in the southern Philippines in recent months…”
The rise in recent months of the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is defined in mainstream media as “ISIS's hard-line Sunni extremism”, causing damage in Iraq, Syria & throughout the Middle East – surely, if Israel would only agree to share Jerusalem and relinquish the “West Bank”, the entire Middle East region would be safer, right?
In Nairobi, Kenya this week, gunmen went door to door quizzing people, and whoever answered with the “wrong” answers was killed on the spot by Al-Shabab, a Somali al-Qaida-linked group. 48 were killed while many people were home watching the World Cup on TV. This attack came only a few months after attacks last September in the city where nearly 70 people were killed – at the storey which has several stores owned by Israelis. If only Israelis would not seek to expand beyond their borders then surely, as well this terror would not exist.
The same tactics being used worldwide against civilized people have been used on a daily basis for many years against the State of Israel. One wonders, how can anyone think that if Israel were to give back any land which people claim is “occupied”, they will miraculously have peace? One can go on and on – is it Israel to blame, or maybe, just maybe it is Muslim terrorists who are out to kill?
Israel is not what is wrong with the Middle East - or the world.