The right-wing case

The Israeli right wing has been cast as extremist, irresponsible, made up of religious fanatics and terrorists no better than their Arab counterparts. Of course this is not even close to true, despite highly publicized exceptions such as Baruch Goldstein and Yigal Amir.

Since 1993, Israel has tried to negotiate with the Palestinians to exchange the occupied territories for a peace agreement (and for actual peace). This hasn’t worked and today Israel finds herself at war with the rejectionist Hamas.

Much of the elite in Israel’s government, academy, legal system, media, and even the army are wedded to this point of view. But what if they are wrong?

Since the inauguration of the 1993 Oslo peace process, Israel’s national debate has largely ignored the only question that should be guiding it: How are we to advance Israel’s national interests? Rather, since 1993, our national debate has been anchored around the question of how best to establish a Palestinian state. This question, rooted in the false Arab narrative which consciously rejects the morality of the Zionist revolution, has brought us to a position where the IDF is cognitively barred from rationally approaching Israel’s security challenges. — Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post.

It is absolutely essential that anyone concerned about the future of the state of Israel read this article and take the argument it presents seriously. Name-calling is not a rational or acceptable response.

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