“The Palestinian Delusion” proves the thesis there will never be peace until the Jewish Nation is removed from the universe.
This book, The Palestinian Delusion is unique in situating the Israeli/Palestinian conflict within the context of the global jihad that has found renewed impetus in the latter portion of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. Briskly recounting the tumultuous history of the “peace process,” Robert Spencer demonstrates that the determination of diplomats, policymakers, and negotiators to ignore this aspect of the conflict has led the Israelis, the Palestinians, and the world down numerous blind alleys. This has often only exacerbated, rather than healed, this conflict.
Thus, for Spencer, Pres. Trump has taken some giant steps in the right direction, but whatever happens, the underlying ideology of the Arabs — which is their true motive for opposing Israel — will remain. First, they have complete contempt for Jews based on Qur’anic verses that say, “Allah transforms disobedient Jews into apes and pigs” (Qur’an 2:63–66, 5:59–60, 7:166) and the Jews “strive to do mischief on Earth” (Qur’an 5:33). He lists a whole range of faults of the Jews that are described in the Islamic holiest book, the Qur’an. Spencer summarizes the negative depiction of the Jews in the Qur’an by stating, “The Qur’an demonizes Jews in all manner of ways, and envisions their living in subservience and submission to the Muslims, not governing their own state. In light of these teachings, the Jewish state of Israel constitutes a perpetual affront to Muslims and Islam on Qur’anic grounds” (p. 39).
Second, the most important stumbling block to any lasting peace between Israel and the Arab world, especially the Arabs led by the PLO and Hamas, is based on Qur’an 2:191, which states, “[D]rive them out from where they drove you out.” He writes, “Rule of Muslims by infidels, especially by those whose enmity towards the Muslims is strongest (Qur’an 5:82) is unacceptable under any circumstances and can never be tolerated” (p. 41). The fundamental principle of driving out those who drove you out is the motivation behind the Islamic jihad against Israel. Expedience over the past 100 years sometimes has led the Arabs to seem to back away from their militancy, but the militancy is their true and only motive.
At the beginning of this century, Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak offered Yasser Arafat 92% of the West Bank and East Jerusalem as a capital, but Arafat would not accept even this incredibly generous offer. This writer watched Pres. Clinton’s chief Mideast negotiator, the brilliant Dennis B. Ross, being interviewed by Charlie Rose and saying that the night before the agreement was to have been signed between Arafat and Barak, the PLO called him and said that “they ‘only’ had 39 articles they wished to change.” At that point, Mr. Ross understood that the negotiations were over, and he reported on this to our outraged Pres. Clinton.
For the Arabs, the principle of “drive them out from where they drove you out” is absolute, and all other negotiations are just biding time or trying to appear balanced and normal. In short, Arab negotiation is inherently a manipulation, never sincere.