Peter writes that "the horrible conduct of your neighbors is no excuse. It's time to stop pointing fingers at the arabs." Peter, if the Arabs had not been trying, essentially continuously, since 1948 to destroy Israel, including wars, an indisputable and constant series of terror acts, Israel would not have to defend its existence. Bottom line: Were Israel to withdraw to the 1948 armistice boundaries (or even the 1947 partition lines) what assurance could you give that Israel would be left in peace by its neighbors and the Muslim world in general to exist as a Jewish state? I think that we all know the answer to that.
Australia urges Europe to attack ISIS to stop refugee influx (dpa)
from the article: Netanyahu: Israel will not be pushed to peace