Not unlike making babies, peace, it seems, is an illusive reality. You might believe you are at peace, when in reality, you are at war. For example, an embargo or a blockade is an act of war. A physical breach of one's borders or person is also an act of war. By the same token a false, lying accusation impugning your person or character and reputation is the same as a physical slap in the face – you are at war. Violating another's sovereignty is an act of war. Each of these examples possess one characteristic, rejection or refusal to recognize the legitimate existence or legitimate right to exist as an equal of the other, whether it be an individual, a community or a country.
A classic example of this was and remains the underlying reasons that the Jews used to justify taking and possessing by force land that did not legally belong to them and then calling it their country. Getting the United Nations to agree by majority consent granting or decreeing Israel as their nation state. To the Jew, the legitimate land owner, the Palestinian people, were and remain a sub-human race or species. It is solely upon this basis or forced judgment that the legitimacy and continued existence of Israel stands justified. For 63 years the Jews have successfully kept these people from becoming any kind of an entity equal to them. Moreover they along with their “supporter,” intend to keep the world through the United Nations from doing for the Palestinians what was done for them, acquire legal recognition through a nation state. That way they can continue to wage legal war on the Palestinians without any accountability; they're only defending themselves. It isn't a matter of choice and never was. Total and complete rejection of any Palestinian rights let alone statehood is a matter of mutual survival. Unfortunately, for Barack Obama and all of his Israeli supporters the 63 year history of the Jews as they enforce the unenforceable condemns and convicts them exactly for who and what they are – a corrupt, illegitimate usurper.
So what does it take to make peace? I thought this chance encounter with Hussein Ibish was a good example. Mr. Ibish's bio is located on his blog. I'm always impressed when people respond to my observations. You would think that at that first encounter their actions would denote or establish their tacit recognition and acceptance of you and of your legitimacy same as theirs. Here you are doing them a favor by personally acknowledging their actions or statements and they respond by trying to make you justify that right. They refuse to accept you on the terms YOU offer them, rather they demand that you accede to the terms they demand of you. They do this by openly disputing your intentions as offered and make you the deviate liar really waging war with them. Fortunately, they expose the truth for all to see when they act on their lies, accusations and judgmental beliefs.
Apparently, Mr Ibish is some sort of an authority on all matters Jew, Israeli, Arab and Palestinian. For sure from what he says, someone sure thinks he is. I make it a habit to follow certain individuals on Twitter like Glenn Greenwald and Matt Duss among many others for current world and local updates. The other day Matt Duss retweeted something Hussein Ibish said about Benjamin Netanyahu's speech where he asserted the Israel was NOT occupying Palestine. So I tweeted the following response which elicited the following exchange and terminal course of conduct by Mr. Ibish. Some of the Tweets were edited, but you can get the point of the interaction.
Here is my first edited retweet of his comment and second clarifying comment:
This is his first reply:1) And NEVER will. Israel's legitimacy to exist precludes that reality. RT @Ibishblog:  Israel has never recognized Palestine. 24 May 10:01
2) He's right - Palestinians are. RT @Ibishblog: Bibi claims Israel not "foreign occupiers" in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. 24 may 10:05
Ibishblog reply: @JoeBlowReport The US, UN, every country in the world and all of international law would beg to differ with that bizarre theory. 24 May 10:06
Now my questioning response:
@Ibishblog Why then did Netanyahu take that position? The de facto reality supports his position. That's why NO peace – ever. 24 May 10:11
And his final reply. Notice he does not answer my question, but personally attacks me. Classic method used by someone unable to sustain or defend what they did or said with an unsubstantiated or totally unjustified personal accusation.
What Mr. Ibish demonstrates here is why there is no peace or peace prospects for Israel and the Palestinians. He gives himself away as a warmonger by his demonstrated attitude. He's totally clueless as to who and what I am and yet he's publicly judging me and my intentions as if he is God Almighty.Ibishblog reply: @JoeBlowReport I have nothing to say to a supporter of conflict and war and an opponent of peace and compromise.
More importantly is, one, his inability to see beyond his own narrow point of view and limited understanding. And two, his complete inability or incapability to listen or see six decades of de facto reality. Benjamin Netanyahu is not postulating some "bizarre theory." He's trying to tell people like Hussein Ibish that he and his people have a legitimate position that justifies their actions and their historical actions. It is for this reason, because Arabs and Palestinians, are working at cross-purposes and cannot see how they are working against themselves that they are so totally controlled and predictable.
Consequently, based upon my own personal life's experiences, I'd say the prospect for lasting peace between Arab and Jew is a non-negotiable reality, if not an impossibility. How do you negotiate peace with people like Mr. Hussein Ibish? The fact is you cannot as long as he is dropping bombs on you. You can surrender, but that's all.
Not long after this exchange he wrote the following article on Foreign Policy: Should the Palestinians Recognize Israel as a Jewish State? No -- it's just another delaying tactic by Benjamin Netanyahu.”
Then there was the conversation on BlogDog Crosstalk: “Obama, Israel & Peace Illusion” with Daniel Pollak, Paul Scham and Hussein Ibish where Daniel Pollak reaffirmed Netanyahu's assertion and my observation.
The so-called two-state solution was a ruse designed to do exactly what has happened, stall until Israel consolidated everything it wanted as intended right from the beginning. Just like Mr. Ibish, there was never ever any recognition of my legitimate right to dare question him or assert my right to imply individual legitimacy as a human man equal to him. The legitimacy of his whole existence is based upon a dream or a mirage contained within his mind and anyone that questions or threatens that fantasy is at war with him. And so it is with the Jews.