Pseudo Peace and Real War

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

Pseudo Peace and Real War

I'm finding the news very depressing.
  • You'd think I'd be happy since Israel isn't being attacked right now. 
  • You'd think I'd be happy since the Israeli television stations are back to normal programming.
  • You'd think I'd be happy since the reserve soldiers are back home at their normal routines.
  • You'd think I'd be happy since Israelis in the south can finally enjoy summer vacation.
  • You'd think I'd be happy since Israel is negotiating some sort of "deal" with Hamas... Do you think I'm crazy?!!??
We all know that Hamas has one aim only and that is the destruction of Israel!! Why should I or anybody with half a brain think we can make life in Israel safer by negotiating with psychopaths?!!?

Dry Bones

Maybe I'm just stupid, but I just don't get the point in negotiating with those who are so clear and honest about wanting us all dead and gone. Another of my dumb questions is:

What is Israel supposed to get out of these negotiations?
According to the details about the truce conditions Israel has reportedly agreed to in order to stop the terror war launched by Hamas, Israel would pay the salaries of Hamas officials through a third-party country, and the siege on the terrorist enclave of Gaza would be lightened, reports Yedioth Aharonoth.
The fishing zone for Gaza would be expanded by six nautical miles, and building materials would be sent in under supervision, despite the fact that cement transported to Gaza helped Hamas build a massive network of terror tunnels used in the operation to kill IDF soldiers.
Israel is also reportedly close to agreeing to double the amount of trucks bringing materials to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom Crossing to 600 per day, as well as increasing the monthly amount of entry permits to Israel from the Erez Crossing, and expanding criterion for Gaza residents to enter Israel, Judea and Samaria.
As for what Israel gets in return for the numerous concessions, reports have yet to specify what exactly is being offered. One thing they do suggest is that the truce deal does not include a demilitarization of Gaza, despite calls to do so. (Arutz 7)
It's not peace. All the Gazan Hamas terrorists want is international approval and assistance to annihilate us.
A Fajr-5 missile on display in Beirut. Photo: YouTube / Screenshot.
Palestinian Authority Envoy to Tehran Salah al-Zawawi told supporters of Gaza on Tuesday that “Israel’s annihilation has begun and the new generation in Iran will certainly witness our victory over Israel,”according to Iranian semi-official state news agency Fars.” (algemeiner
So, again:
What's the point of negotiating with them, whether directly or indirectly?
Maybe I'm crazy, but I think that the State of Israel is making a very humongous, possibly fatal, mistake.

Instead of playing "business as usual" or "let's make a deal," we should be preparing to destroy our enemies!

Read their lips!!
As three-day truce nears end, Hamas senior official says group preparing for 'long battle'As Netanyahu briefs coalition on cease-fire efforts, Palestinian sources say Israel has accepted few demands, and no progress has been made on key issues.Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) talks with Arab League Chief Nabil el-Araby during their meeting at the Arab League in Cairo August 11, 2014. Photo: REUTERS