Honestly, I Don’t Want a “Peace Deal” with Arabs!

Honestly, I Don’t Want a “Peace Deal” with Arabs!

There’s absolutely no way a “deal” can be true peace. “Peace Deal” is an oxymoron.

  • A great “deal” is when you find some discount, slightly imperfect, tomatoes which you need to cook into tomato sauce.
  • A great “deal” is when you discover the perfect outfit in an outlet store for a fraction of the price anyplace else.
  • A great “deal” is when you buy a used car from an elderly person who kept it in the garage, since driving had become too difficult.
  • A great “deal” is when you find property to buy at under the usual price for the area, because the owner needed to unload it immediately and is willing to take a loss on it.

But PEACE?!? That’s something very different.

  • A “Peace Deal” is a photo-op with a very short shelf-life.
  • A “Peace Deal” is a towel bought from some online site which ends up as thin as paper, not the fluffy one in the picture at all.
  • A “Peace Deal” is a wax fruit that melts in the sun.
  • A “Peace Deal” is an expired medicine that poisons rather than cures.
  • Yes, a “Peace Deal” is a fake. It’s faux peace signed for ulterior motives.

True peace is something else. It only happens when both sides really want it, and there’s no sign that the Arabs who keep supporting terrorism against Jews and Israel want that. It will take a long time, if ever, until they do. And in the meantime we must be prepared to fight them and defend ourselves. That’s the only way we can survive.

Collage of photos taken by me at the Memorial Day event in Shiloh.


  1. paulas

    I think we get to the same conclusion, but from a different path. I think deal can have a non-financial connotation. A deal is something that brings something good to both sides. A win-win situation. For example, I can offer a company a “deal” for my technical writing services that doesn’t involve them paying the lowest price on the market, but one for getting the best service or quality, or both.

    There is a formula for a peace plan – one in which both sides get peace, one in which both sides see greater economic prosperity – Israel because we would presumably be able to turn a large portion of the huge budget we currently spend on security on other issues that need more: education, housing, etc.; and the Palestinians would benefit by having access to better medical care (or have the funds to develop their own quality medical care because they are training doctors not buying rockets, better education, housing, infrastructure, etc.

    What we know is that “land for peace” doesn’t work – it never has and it never will. While I agree with your conclusion, I think the answer why we shouldn’t call these negotiations attempts to achieve a peace deal is not because there is no financial gain currently associated with them…but because it is incorrect to assume there would be.

    The deal is that you get peace…you make an agreement that peace IS the objective – the only objective. All the rest is benefit. So long as the objective is to have one side benefit (and either side needs to make sure they get more benefit promised in advance or they won’t even come to the table), the objective is wrong and therefore, as you correctly write, peace is unattainable.

  2. The enemies of the state want a Trojan Horse peace. Their idea of a ”deal” would end up in the destruction of Israel. Israel should never allow this. Control of the Jordan valley is especially important for Israel’s interest. Can’t give away the store to those who want to burn it down. Gaza was bad enough. A ”peace” deal would be catastrophic and suicidal.

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