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Netanyahu and Abbas Clarify Israel’s Choices, by Daniel Gordis (Bloomberg News)

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May 2, 2018

The prime minister confirmed the obvious on Iran, while the Palestinian leader again spouted his deep hatred of Jews.

…”Israelis intuit that Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Abbas’s deep-seated Jew-hatred actually share one critical characteristic — neither can be assuaged by territorial compromise…

….What unites Israelis, interestingly, is their largely shared sense that other than ceasing to exist, there is nothing that Israel can do to end the calls for its destruction and avoid periodic armed conflict. In 1923, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the father of revisionist Zionism, wrote his famous essay, “The Iron Wall,” arguing that the Arabs would never accept the existence of a Jewish entity in their midst, and that to survive, Zionists would have to put up an iron wall and be willing to fight, perhaps forever.

Increasing numbers of even left-leaning Israelis sense that Jabotinsky, sadly, may have been right.”…

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