Richard Cohen wrote in WaPo The greatest mistake Israel could make at the moment is to forget that Israel itself is a mistake. It is an honest mistake, a well-intentioned mistake, a mistake for which no one is culpable, but the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism of the sort we are seeing now
If creating Israel where it is, was a mistake, the mistake was made in 1922 by the League of Nations, when they should have given the Jews the entire Palestine Mandate , and then allow the Israelis to resettle Arabs living west of the Jordan into TransJordan, and resettle the Jews living in TransJordan, into the land west of the Jordan. The Israelis could have then allowed the Arabs in TransJordan to have a country of their own, and Israel would have had more defensable borders.Israel fights Hezbollah in the north and Hamas in the south, but its most formidable enemy is history itself.
Bryan blogged People do not fight and die for what they believe to be a mistake. What Cohen wants Israel to internalize is the very message that Hassan Nasrallah wants them to internalize: Their nation is a mistake and they have no right to live in the land of Abraham. Their state should curl up and die.
That’s a good message for the MSM to internalize, perhaps, but not one that will motivate a tiny country currently fighting for its life. So if anyone’s listening, my advice to Israel: Ignore the press and do what you must do.
Allah Pundit blogged Bryan’s already commented on RC, who stands a chance of surpassing his own record for hate mail with this latest column.
Blue Crab blogged Hunkering down is never a strategy for winning a war. It is a way to die. Israel did not choose this war, it was thrust on them. Sitting back and taking it will not make it better and will not fix the underlying problems. I do not profess to know the ultimate solution, but I highly doubt it is the one Mr. Cohen charts.
Stop the ACLU blogged So there you have you it, straight from American media’s mouth, it is the creation of Israel itself that has created terrorism. That is where the blame lies in the mind of Richard Cohen. He doesn’t blame the terrorists, he blames the creation of Israel. Sickening.