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The Virtues Of Hamastan…  23.4.2012
By Gerald A. Honigman 

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Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-Arab propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has publicly debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been published in dozens of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites all around the world.
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April 23, 2012

Periodically, the broken record skips back to the beginning, and we hear the same old tune again and again…

We poor Arab victims (who "only" have about two dozen states so far--which were conquered and forcibly Arabized from mostly non-Arab peoples) will never recognize Israel nor honor any peace agreements with the Jews.

For this latest replay, the song comes from the simply more honest Hamas folks in Gaza--but it could have come from virtually the rest of the so-called "Arab" world as well.

The allegedly "moderate" good cops of Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah no more accept the permanence of a Jewish State of Israel any more than the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad bad cops do--and have said so repeatedly (even if all of their assorted whitewashers aren't listening). Take a good look at what's happening in Egypt these days as well with the rise of Hamas' parent, the Muslim Brotherhood, regarding the same issue.

It's all about appearances right now--that's all.

To make themselves feel less guilty after Auschwitz, those in the dhimmi West, who would just as soon like to see Israel disappear, feel better when they're lied to instead by Arabs with similar genocidal plans for Hebrews that Europe excelled in itself for millennia.

So, it pays to be Arab "moderates"--indeed, billions of dollars for such taqiyya (permitted lying for the cause).

Responding to Hamas chief honcho-in-exile, Khaled Mashaal's, unity games with Fatah in which he allegedly tentatively accepted the notion of a

Palestinian Arab state on the basis of Israel's 1949 armistice lines (incorrectly referred to as "borders"), Moussa Abu Marzouk, Hamas' second in command, says any potential deal would only be considered a hudna, or temporary cease fire.

There is nothing new here--except that while some choose to play the game, others don't. And again, those who agree to play stand to gain billions. The late Arafat's Swiss bank accounts are legendary. And he was a frequent guest at the Clinton White House. The former President made out nicely as well via this relationship…tens of millions of dollars have so far been donated towards his Presidential library and such by his Arab buddies.

Since the '67 War (that they themselves instigated) backfired on them big time, Arabs shifted their strategy to destroying Israel in stages rather than in one fell swoop as had been attempted before.

Arabs have openly admitted to this destruction-in-phases strategy, and the first step in this process involves forcing Israel to abandon UNSC Resolution 242.

Passed in the wake of the Arabs' attempt on Israel's life in '67, the final draft of 242 promised Israel more defensible, real, and secure borders, instead of previous armistice lines which made it a mere 9 to 15 miles wide in its vulnerable waist--where most of its population and infrastructure are located. The settlement issue all of the fuss is about is about whether Israel finally gets this long overdue territorial compromise over the disputed, non-apportioned (not "purely Arab") territories of the original Mandate or not…Judeans returning to Judea, where they have thousands of years of history--clear up until their massacres by Arabs in the 1920s and 1930s.

Arafat used to call these "peace" games--which made him and his cronies rich--the Peace of the Quraysh. The latter was the pagan tribe in Mecca which Muhammad temporarily made a hudna (the same type of temporary truce Hamas's Abu Marzouk now speaks of above) with in the 7th century C.E. until he felt strong enough to deal the final blow.

Even forgetting about the Hamas "bad cops" in the State Department game to pose Mahmoud Abbas' boys as the alleged good ones to force Israel to give away the store, the so-called moderates have openly called any dealings with the Jews a "Trojan Horse."

Now, who in their right mind would give anything at all to such murderous, rejectionist enemies--except exponential payback? Yet, short of literal suicide, the Jews are expected to cave in to all Arab demands and have already made too many one-sided concessions.

Still, despite all of the above, I've come to an important revelation…
I believe that it's really time for Israel to appreciate the virtues of Hamastan.

Really…I'm serious.

As Hamas entrenches in Gaza, and much of the world bemoans the internal struggles (sometimes bloody) between the Hamasniks and Mahmoud Abbas's latter-day Arafatians, Israel has reason to be glad--and not just because its enemies are divided.

Of course I'd prefer a situation in which Arab and Jew could peacefully live as neighbors, assisting each other in building a better tomorrow for all of their children. Realistically, however, an Arab subjugating mindset, which declares the entire region to be simply "purely Arab patrimony," eliminates this possibility. Until that changes, nothing else related to true peace will either. Arab kids are educated from their diaper days onwards to hate Jews who dare to want in one tiny state what Arabs insist on having some two dozen of themselves--and at scores of millions of non-Arab peoples' expense.

While I get no pleasure from human suffering anywhere, the fact is that it makes no difference whether it's Hamas or Fatah affiliates murdering Jews. Again, neither have any real intention of living peacefully with a permanent Jewish State as their neighbor. Any such discussion is indeed for show and who gains access to the dhimmi petro-dollar-addicted purse.

Several years back, Hamas and Fatah had a bloody struggle for control over Gaza in the wake of Israel's unilateral withdrawal. Gaza, since the days of the Pharaohs, had been used as a major invasion route into the land of the Jews, and modern Egypt's Nasser was no exception.

With the collapse of the centuries old Ottoman Turkish Empire after World War I, Gaza became part of the Mandate of Palestine in 1920. Egypt again grabbed it after its invasion of a reborn, minuscule Israel in 1948 and ruled it until the '67 War--using it to stage attacks against Jews, amass troops, build military bases, and so forth. Nasser's hostile acts--blockading Israel (a casus belli) and so forth--lost Egypt Gaza.

It's worth recalling that during those nineteen years that Egypt had control over Gaza (and Transjordan seized Judea and Samaria, aka the "West Bank," thus renaming itself Jordan since it now held both banks of the River), there was never any talk about creating a second state for Arabs in the original 1920

Mandate of Palestine there. After 1922, Jordan was created and emerged on almost 80% of the Mandate's territory.

After Israel's Ariel Sharon's complete unilateral withdrawal years ago (uprooting thousands of Jewish residents), Gaza became a test, as many of us have noted, and the Arabs flunked it with flying colors. Thousands of rockets, mortars, missiles, and other acts of terrorism have been launched against the Jews in southern Israel from Gaza instead. Now, imagine what will happen if Israel foolishly does likewise in the West Bank. Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport, the Knesset, Haifa, Jerusalem, and so forth will become the new Arab targets instead--a few stones' throws away from Arab gunners.

Had Gaza's Arabs showed evidence of truly wanting to build their additional state (# 22)--instead of just continuing to work towards the destruction of the sole nation of the Jews--all possibilities were ready to unfold. Israel has been hopefully waiting for such signs. Unfortunately, as we still see with the recent news reported above, this was--and still is--not to be. It remains in the realm of dreams.

So, as I suggested above, I'm totally rooting for Hamas in its struggles with Mahmoud Abbas's alleged "good cops."

No more word games that simply advance Arab destruction-in-stages plans for the Jews.

Israel must insist on getting the meaningful territorial compromise promised to it by UNSC Resolution 242--regardless of who is twisting its arms.

Absent a true peace partner willing to arrive at a real compromise and modus vivendi, Israel must declare that, henceforth, blatant acts of war directed against it from Arabs will be dealt with the way America's (Colin) Powell Doctrine instructs America to do itself --via massive retaliation.

A total Hamas victory in its struggles with its phony "moderate" Arab opponents will make such a policy easier for Israel to carry out, with no facade of counterfeit, and equally murderous, Arafatian peace partners to deal with.

By the way, as a footnote of sorts, America has been building a modern army of tens of thousands for Hamas's rival, Abbas's Fatah folks--something that the Israeli armored corps and air force must obliterate as well when the time comes.

Fatah has at least as much blood on its hands as Hamas and, like its creator--Arafat, with Mahmoud Abbas as his chief lieutenant--said himself, is only biding its time during its renewed "Peace of the Quraysh" with its kilab yahud--Jew dogs. In the meantime, its army grows stronger and richer courtesy of Uncle Sam.

As with Muhammad's waiting for the proper moment to strike the final blow against the Quraysh, Fatah, like Hamas, watches as Israel is forced to face a powerful Iran and Syria--as well as an Egypt whose peace treaty with Israel is all but dead.

The emergence of a Hamastan ever-determined to kill Jews and their state must thus turn into its own demise.

As President George W. Bush stated after America itself was victimized as Israel repeatedly has been, those who support terrorists should take care lest they suffer the terrorists' same fate.

When America warred with Germany and Japan, it didn't worry much about civilians killed along the way during the fire bombings and so forth.

Unlike those World War II conflicts, the war which the Jews have been continuously forced to fight is about the very existence of their sole, tiny, resurrected nation. Poll after poll has shown that if Israel withdrew from every inch of disputed territory, most Arabs--not only the Hamas and Fatah crews--would still refuse its right to exist.

So, again, it's time to end the games.

While Israel faces the prospects of an Arabized nuclear Iran sworn to its destruction, the mullahs have sent scores of thousands of missiles and other

armaments to Hizbullah and Hamas surrounding Israel on two sides. Add to this the vast biological and chemical arsenals of Iran's best buddy, Assad's Syria--just itching for a chance to deflect attention from itself--and the urgency becomes even more apparent.

For Israel to survive these potentially existential threats, the gloves must come off, Israel must ignore the warnings of the world's assorted hypocrites, and it must deal with Hamastan and such as all other countries would when faced with an enemy dedicated to their own destruction.

This war has never been about Arabs wanting their 22nd state They could have had that decades ago.

Honorable plans were repeatedly offered and turned down by the Arabs themselves over the past century.

Once again, it's all about Arabs wanting the destruction of the only state the Jews have. The conflict has always been about this…the late renowned scholar, Richard Cottam's, "negative nationalism" par excellence.

While the inter-Arab contest plays out in the territories and elsewhere, and before the dust settles, Israel must thus create plans to leave the Arabs literally gasping for air when the time is ripe--a la June 1967.

Additionally, Israel must leave its enemies afraid of retaliation because of what the next vastly exponential Israeli responses will then bring. This can be done. Israel must just have the will to act for its survival. The hour is late…and Great Britain and America didn't apologize for Dresden and Hiroshima.

Hypocrites elsewhere will yell and scream about "Nazi" Jews and such. Israel must ignore them and take the cuts in aid and whatever if need be. There are still good people around who will understand…especially in America.

While Israel should warn the Arab civilian population (which idealizes and chose Hamas as its leaders)--as it always does--that war will be Hell, after doing so, it must not fight with one hand tied behind its back.

The virtue of honesty in Hamastan will give Israel a chance to face its mortal, genocidal, rejectionist Arab enemies head on, in full scale war, with victory as its goal--not tit for tat nonsense a la its earlier War of Attrition with Egypt. The latter was terribly costly, a no-win game for the Jewish State which only led up to the even costlier Yom Kippur War several years later…a war which almost ended with Israel's destruction.

Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-Arab propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has publicly debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been published in dozens of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites all around the world. Visit his website at Gerald A. Honigman, a longtime contributing writer and columnist for Honigman has published a major book, "The Quest For Justice In The Middle East--The Arab-Israeli Conflict In Greater Perspective."

By Gerald A. Honigman for, April 23, 2012. You may reach the author via email at: honigman6 (at)

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