"Why is it that individuals of the authors persuasion believe and accept the statements from Arab sources that they want peace but refuse to believe these same Arabs when they state they they want to destroy and replace Israel with a Moslem land?" I ignore commentators that refer to the Arabs as a block. Hezbollah is loved and loathed in equal measure across the Middle East. No one is rushing to the support of Palestine. Israel has working relations with Egpyt and Jordan. Hamas and Fatah are almost at arms. So which Arab source has the capability to destroy Israel? Those threatening to wipe Israel off the map don't have the capability to do so, they are in effect just playing to the local crowd for a cheer.
Middle East quartet reportedly set to meet during UN General Assembly (dpa)
from the article: Is Israel a partner?