The Middle East conflict in one easy lesson

Dennis Prager has a brilliant way of simplifying the seemingly most complex problems. Here he does exactly that with this great video full of memorable sound bites and clever infographics.

Watch and learn.

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12 Responses to The Middle East conflict in one easy lesson

  1. JudyPT says:

    Great post.This should be mandatory information sent to all those do gooders trying to twist Israels arm to give more concessions to our Arab enemies.This video should also be sent to all the BDS organisers especially the Universities in the USA.They probably wont believe it because you must not confuse them with facts.

  2. OyiaBrown says:

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

  3. Reality says:

    Send it to Obama,Catherine Ashton,Jen Psaki,Ban ki Moon,UN,EU,and anyone ele I’ve forgotten including our own left wing parties.

  4. Aridog says:

    Dennis Prager’s analysis pleases me, but for one thing, and in that I suspect I am a troglodyte trying hard to ignore “realpolitik.” Forgive me. I do not get why Prager appears to recognize the UN partition plan, which he calls a partition of “Palestine” when it clearly violates the 1922 Amended San Remo Accords that otherwise stand as law, and previously divided and separated Mandate Palestine in to Arab and Jewish sectors. Two state solution, right? Literally every other state from the “mandate days” recognizes the mandate borders, save those for Israel, aka “Jewish National Home” aka “Jewish Palestine.” As I said, I’m regressive however I suspect Prager is right in today’s volatile world. If for no other reason than the fact that Jewish morality has advanced afar beyond the days of Joshua, and Israel will not eliminate enemy civil populations or even attack them per se. Thus, they need to segregate the West Bank and Gaza Arabs from the body of Israel, in itself a risk when common borders are viewed. True Aparthied exists already in the Palestinian Arab areas, and several other Arab states. I turned down an attractive job offer long ago because it would have required me to live and work in Saudi Arabia, and be confined to delimited areas without freedom of movement. That was 1990. Guess I missed out on Desert Storm, eh….the little war fought to defend Saudi Arabia, essentially, and in fact supported in cooperation by Israel. How likely would any Arab state do the same for Israel shoudl the necessity arise. In short to accuse Israel of “Aprathied” is ludicrous, however she will be forced to emulate it because not doing so will overwhelm her electorate. With that realized, I acknowledge Prager is the realist.

    • Earl says:

      Your point re. San Remo is well taken, and was an omission I also immediately noted. It is only a pity that a) Howard Grief is no longer alive, and b) that his few digested monographs could not be more widely recognized and discussed.

      Prager also omitted reference to the FATAH Charter, which is equally suffused with Judenhass as the HMAS charter, and is also founded explicitly on the dar al-Islam v. dar al-harb dichotomy in Islam.

      Further, Prager alludes to and implies, but does not explicitly say, “the Middle East conflict can never be resolved as long as Israel remains a Jewish state”. This is just a fact.

      Otherwise, a good, easily-ingested clip for those not intimately familiar with the facts; I was impressed that he clearly stated that the 1967 War was pro-active based on Arab armies massing, and that “the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” (TM) was given the opportunity to refrain from the conflict but chose not to. Sudeten Germans, anyone…?

    • anneinpt says:

      Aridog, I think Prager was trying to cram in as many facts as he good in a “sound-bite” digestible manner so it might have been a lack of time, or simply not to confuse the doubters with too many facts in one sitting.

      You are absolutely correct about the San Remo conference and also about the apartheid already existing in Arab countries. I also note that no mention is ever made of the apartheid inherent in any future (God forbid) Palestinian state which they demand to be Judenrein. It seems an obvious demand which no one ever challenges. Yet if Israel would demand that every Arab leave, all hell would break loose. All hell breaks loose just at the thought of Israel building a few houses, so it’s a mystery to me.

      I also take my hat off to you for standing by your principles and missing out on a lucrative job in Saudi Arabia. however I suspect you got the better deal by staying away.

  5. Ken Kelso says:

    Great video.

    http://blog.eretzyisrael.org/post/62671499139/bds-is-bs-expose-barghouti-omar-barghouti-the
    BDS is BS. Expose Barghouti.
    Omar Barghouti, the Qatari-born, Egyptian-raised Jordanian citizen and founder of the anti-Israel BDS (“Boycott Divestment Sanctions”) movement, likes to lie and claim that BDS is about fighting “oppression”.

    He likes to lie that slandering Israel, the only liberal democracy in the Middle East, is somehow helping “human rights”. He likes to hide the fact that Israeli Arabs and Palestinians under Israel have far more rights than he will ever have in Qatar, Egypt or Jordan — or any Arab state. But sometimes, he exposes his real agenda:

    “We oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine…
    No Palestinian… who is not a sell out… will ever accept a Jewish state in ‘Palestine.’” — BDS Founder, Omar Barghouti

    BDS’ goal is to destroy the indigenous Jewish right to self determination. It is about destroying the democratic rights of all the Arabs, Jews and other ethnicity that today enjoy Israel’s democracy.
    BDS’ goal is to destroy Israel and replace it with another Arab state, and to make Jews as “safe” as the Christians being exterminated in Egypt and Syria and Gaza — the “One State” final solution.

  6. Ken Kelso says:

    The only thing Prager got wrong is, that Israel was attacked by Syria in 67.
    Syria was firing missiles at Israel and Israel responded.

    During the first day of the war, on June 5, Syrian planes attacked communities in the north of Israel, including Tiberias, and attempted to attack the Haifa oil refineries. The Israeli air force responded later that day with an attack on Syria’s airbases, destroying 59 Syrian aircraft, mostly on the ground.

    In the early morning hours of June 6, however, Syria intensified its attacks, launching a heavy artillery barrage against Israeli civilian communities, and then sending two companies of infantry across the border to attack Kibbutz Tel Dan. The Kibbutz’s defenders held off the attack, and twenty minutes later the Israeli airfare arrived and drove the Syrians back over the border. Despite other incursions into Israeli territory, which were also driven off, with the bulk of Israeli troops still fighting in the Sinai and the West Bank the Israeli army could not go on the attack against Syria.

    • anneinpt says:

      Well, Prager did say that Syria was “mobilized”. Maybe he could have made it clearer but as I said above, he was speaking in sound-bites for easy digestion here.

      Thanks for the BDS video too.

  7. Brian Goldfarb says:

    I have the disadvantage of being old enough to remember, as an adult, the ’67 war, and the comments made by military commentators here in the UK as to how the Golan heights were impossible tank country (which the Israelis knew the Syrians knew, which is why their assaults up the Heights succeeded so brilliantly). Further, after the first 24 hours, it was, for this British Zionist, all good news.

    More importantly, in historical terms, Prager omits the failed Arab militia attempts (between the passing of the UN Resolution in November 1947 and May 1948) to attack and destroy jewish settlements (villages, kibbutzim, moshavim, towns, even). By the time the Arab armies attacked, immediately after the declaration if independence and the final withdrawal of the last British troops, there was no credible internal opposition to the new State to support this invasion.

    Typical arab tactics? You decide!

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