Israel always wants peace but shame about those neighbours

Jerusalem Post editor David Horowitz reminds us that peace in the Middle East will never happen because Israel’s “enemies” are ready to strike again. Zionists, to the barricades! Endless war awaits:

In the coming year, despite the current tranquility, Israel’s best and brightest may have to act again in order to protect us.

Listen to that quiet. In the communities adjoining Gaza, where children grew up drawing rudimentary pictures of square houses with grass, sun and incoming missiles, there’s an unfamiliar tranquility only rarely disturbed by the occasional Kassam.

Give or take the odd rogue Katyusha, all is calm on the Lebanese border, too, as Hizbullah jockeys further north to cement its political position in the drawn out process to form a new government in Beirut.

Most conspicuously, all is intriguingly silent on the Iranian front. Israeli officials who, until weeks ago, spoke openly and frequently about the viability of Israel’s “military option” should all else fail in the struggle to thwart Iran’s nuclear drive, have now largely clammed up. “The less said the better,” they intone nowadays. Which is absolutely true, of course. It’s just not quite what they were saying before…

But for all the shock, and after the pause for grief, Israel must now rise again, take to the skies again, as a new year dawns. We have no choice. We survive, we thrive, only because the very finest of our youth are prepared to protect us from our enemies. At all cost.

And we know that the current quiet is deceptive…

In the coming year, despite the current tranquility, Israel’s best and brightest may have to act again in order to protect us. And act they will, Judge Goldstone, within our own clear moral parameters.

We will strive and we will pray for peace and pragmatism to preempt that need. Our modern history suggests a different preemption may be deemed necessary.