By Robert Snodgrass
May 18, 2011
In recent times, the state of Israel has pulled out of the following areas won in defensive wars.
- The Sinai
Israel pulled out of these areas for the sake of peace. However, we left Gaza and got Hamas, we left Lebanon and got Hezbollah, and we left the Sinai and it seems very likely that we will get the Muslim Brotherhood.
World leaders often call on Israel to withdraw from the West Bank, and claim that this will bring peace to the Middle East (despite Israel having had several wars prior to our annexation of the land in 1967).
Having seen what has happened when we have pulled out of areas in the past, surly it is fair for Israel to be sceptical about withdrawing from any other disputed territories. Say, for example, we do pull out of the West Bank; what is to stop the Arabs then trying to claim Haifa, Tel Aviv, Beer Sheba and other cities until there is no more Israel to claim?