Israeli/Palestinian Problem Solved

No really, it is. Many have said of the Middle East conflict between the Israeli’s and Palestinians, “Oh it’s complicated, difficult to weed through.” I’ve even heard some pundits say that the problem is so intricate and politically abstruse that we’ll never be able to solve it.

Well I’ve solved it.


And it’s quite simple. I can lay it out in just one short sentence. Ready? Okay, here goes. I will now tell you the plain truth on the conflict, the problem that has been sizzling on the burners of the Media stove for lo these many years. Wait for it . . . wait for it . . . here it is:

The Palestinians want to annihilate the Israelis and the Israelis don’t want to be annihilated.

TA DAAAAAAAAA! Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, thank you, thanks for coming, drive safe, be sure to tip your waitress.

No, really. That’s it.

Now, if that is a correct assessment of the situation, then a big question arises: Should the Israelis be annihilated?

You probably think I’m joking, but there are those who would vote yes, namely, the Palestinians. And lest you be skeptical of my reasoning, let us keep in mind that the Palestinians still, STILL, to this very day, have in their charter the words, effectively saying, “. . . push the Israelis into the sea”. They won’t let go of it. They refuse to remove it. If I were Israel, I wouldn’t so much as speak to the Arabs until that charter is erased and disavowed.

The Secretary of State, that ever electrifying and charismatic John Kerry, said recently that we are,

“not there yet, but we are making progress and we are beginning to flesh out the toughest hurdles yet to be overcome.”

Is that the same John Kerry that claimed to be in Cambodia in December of ’68, the John Kerry who said that the memory of it was “. . . seared into my brain”?

In December 1968, no U.S. Navy patrol craft would be ordered or authorized to penetrate Cambodian waters.

But, doesn’t Kerry work for Barack Obama? Would that be the same Barack Obama that went to anti-Semitic Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years? The same Obama who said of Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan that they both were,

“Great men of vision.”

I was watching one of the Mainstream Media, NBC I believe it was, and the newscast was showing the destruction of Gaza by Israeli rockets. It was horrible. It showed the devastating destruction, victims crying and wailing in agony, the wounded being sped to waiting ambulances on blood-splattered gurneys.

‘Damn!’ I thought, ‘how can they do that?’

What NBC didn’t show was that the attack was a response to Palestinian rockets that had landed in Israel, prior to that response.

They didn’t show any of Israel’s victims, they didn’t show any Jews wailing and crying, covered in blood. What they did was mention, with no footage or photos, that Israel, “. . . claimed that Palestinian rockets were fired first”.

Claimed. Israel “claimed” that they were fired upon first.

Now, anyone who has followed this historical and volatile conflict with even the most cursory attention knows that Israeli attacks are always retaliatory, never initiative.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, once said,

“If the Palestinians laid down their weapons, there would be no more war. If the Israelis laid down their weapons, there would be no more Israel.”

The Palestinians say that that land is theirs, that they are the ones that hold the true rights to it.

In 1948, the International community disagreed.

The United Nations gave, GAVE that small stretch of land to the Israelis. Did the world give The United States to the Americans? Did the world give Britain to the English? Did it give Germany to the Teutonics? All of those countries were taken by force, without the consultation of the International Community, without the blessing of the U.N., without a congregational meeting of nations.

Not so with Israel.

The Nation of Israel was established shortly after the Second World War and it was called ‘Israel.’ At the time, all other internationally recognized nations were involved in the declaration, and history (and incidentally, Biblical prophecy) was made.

But today many countries are pushing for Israel to give much of their land to the Palestinians, for the sake of “peace.”

I wonder if that philosophy holds true for other countries, as well.

Anyone pushing for the United States to give part of America back to the Indians? Or pushing for Canada to give parts of its country back to the English, Great Britain to give England back to the Vikings?

Isn’t it ironic that the only country that was established by international decree, the ONLY country declared to be The Nation of Israel by mutual multi-national agreement is now being questioned about their right to their own land?

Let me tell you one something, brother. Ain’t NO American going to go for ANYONE taking this country from us.

Will not happen!

That is, unless socialism wins out and we go the way of the Roman Empire, weaken ourselves with taxes and decadence so much that we are ‘taken’ by another nation.

Sadly, that is not out of the realm of possibility.

So there you go. Wherever you live, whatever the country, ask yourself “Am I willing to give my country back to whomever had it before? And would they do the same for those who had it before?” And they before them, and they before them, and so on, and so on . . .

The only thing that amazes me is that Israel doesn’t wipe Gaza and the Palestinians off the face of the Earth. They can. They have the firepower to do it.

I admire their restraint.

Question is, how long can the little bull be prodded before it charges, desolating its enemy once and for all?

Another question. How long before we, the U.S., turns against Israel?

The current administration brightens that question.

The Middle East conflict is a powder keg waiting to explode, and I don’t think the Israelis can sit on it for much longer. Jerusalem is the first link in the chain of events that could lead to World War III.

“If the Palestinians laid down their weapons, there would be no more war. If the Israelis laid down their weapons, there would be no more Israel.”

So far, the first part of that statement has proved unattainable.

God help the second part to be as well.

About the Author

Joe Keck is a writer of horror, thriller, suspense, and other fiction, some poetry and music, with the occasional op-ed piece on current events, politics, and theology. Although born in Oklahoma, he was taken to Los Angeles when he was an infant, or as his mother described, "the ugliest little thing I've ever seen", and raised there on the West Coast. He considers himself to be far superior to most on the artistic merits of film and literature, seeing the vast majority of such to be well below adequate. He has four novels and many short stories to his credit, and hopes to one day have them published, promising to hold critics like himself in harsh derision. He's currently restoring a Jason 35 sailboat and plans to sail the world, writing horror stories, and marveling at the illustrative works of the Creator and His Divine story-telling imagery. You may Find Joe's Website at

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