This week, we've again seen Palestinian resistance - nay, opposition - to not only finding peace with Israel, but even recognizing the Jewish state. Why is peace so elusive? Writing for the Gatestone Institute, Colonel Richard Kemp looks at an important new analysis that blames terror, which is used to achieve Palestinian goals, isolate Israel politically, and make war against the U.S. and others seen as "infidels":
The long-term Palestinian use of terror, for instance, looked at chronologically:
"to achieve Palestinian political goals, to influence Israeli politics, to favor a given Israeli candidate for the post of Prime Minister, to compel the Israeli government to conceal more land, to prevent a final peace settlement by maintaining a state of conflict that could eventually lead to total war, to erode Israeli and American resolve and to demonstrate to Arab population that peace is not an option and that the existence of the Jews on their land cannot be recognized".
Some of the attacks occurred just when foreign representatives landed in Israel, "to prevent the revival of the peace talks..."
The jihadist aim, as convincingly described in the book, is to isolate Israel politically; to influence political leaders, public opinion, international institutions and international organizations so that on the day their planned offensive begins, no one will be there to support Israel and the Jews. The Palestinian Authority (PA), the PLO and the Arab/Muslim states will be unhampered to do what Hitler was unable to do in historic Palestine -- make it Judenrein (free of Jews).
The propaganda war, to achieve this aim, warns Calvo, consists largely of: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), Israel apartheid weeks, the delegitimization, demonization and dehumanization of Israeli Jews; and the actions before UNESCO, the World Health Organization, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the UN General Assembly and Security Council.
The strategy to destroy Israel is implemented through both governments and non-governmental organizations...