'Since the establishment of the state we have had one major aim in the region - transforming our enemies into peace-seeking neighbors. Israeli policy has not given up on this aim, even though our neighbors often behaved in a violent and incomprehensible way. ' Almost all Israeli writers -- even the most peace-seeking and 'correct' -- seem to regurgitate this and similar nonsense constantly. Look: whatever might be said for or against Israeli policy since 1948, it has emphatically NOT had the goal of 'transforming our enemies into peace-seeking neighbors.' The policy has consistently been one of terror, aggrandizement, retaliation, and intimidation. There are arguments justifying this course of action -- but to label it 'peace seeking' is simply absurd. Israel doesn't want peace except in the sense that she wants neighbors so cowed and impotent that she can take what she wants without a struggle.
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