Opinion  Ron Ben-Yishai
Anatomy of Arab failure
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 05.06.11, 23:37
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2. At last, a good analysis!
Morris   (06.06.11)
Well written, Ron Ben-Ychai, well done IDF !
3. "The Palestinians aren’t stupid."?
Scott ,   USA   (06.06.11)
Okay, but they'll do really stupid things, like breach a border fence in the face of a prepared army.
4. They realize Palestine is fictional.
Chaim ,   Israel   (06.06.11)
For decades, top P.A. functionaries have made a good business of sending gullible mostly young Arabs to their deaths for fictional Palestine. However, Arabs are starting to wise up. It's beginning to dawn on them that Palestine is a fictional state that will never exist in reality. Thus their enthusiasm to risk their lives and well being for fiction and their self serving overlords is disappearing.
5. Al Naksa
Arturo   (06.06.11)
Arabs are the only people who celebrate their failures, and they invariably celebrate with violence.
6. Israel's need to resort to live ammo shows
Lemmings Hotline ,   sd usa   (06.06.11)
that its response is not well thought out. They need to be able to decisively hurt the individuals that are raiding the fence, but now kill them. This statement also applies to the Israeli approach on the flotillas trying to breach the blockade. The enemies of Israel are willing to sacrifice their lives to get israel some bad press, and its important not to oblige them.
7.  minor coverage by Arab media
Rebecca ,   Modiin   (06.06.11)
They certainly got more than enough coverage in International media. Wasn't that one of their aims?
8. Prime Minister and Defense Minister David Ben-Gurion
David Ben-Gurion ,   Israel   (06.06.11)
"We could, militarily ... have occupied all of the western land of Israel. And then what would happen? We would become one state. But that state would want to be democratic, there would be general elections - and we would be in the minority. Thus, when the question arose of the wholeness of the land without a Jewish state, or a Jewish state without the wholeness of the land, we chose a Jewish state without the wholeness of the land
Nowhere Man ,   Metropolis, Zion   (06.06.11)
10. Kill anyone who dares to breach the border
avraham ,   nyc   (06.06.11)
11. #8. Jews are growing majority in Israel, incl. Judea/Samaria
Chaim ,   Israel   (06.06.11)
#8. There is one huge problem with the Ben Gurion quote. It is based on the hoax of the Arab "population bomb". This hoax holds that unless Israel cedes our ancestral heartland of Judea and Samaria to our mortal enemies (and trims our waist to a suicidal 9 miles), Arabs will soon outnumber Jews in Israel. Many highly credible American and Israeli studies have proven this absolutely false. In fact, Jews are a growing majority in Israel, including Judea and Samaria. While the Jewish birthrate climbs and Jews have a positive immigration flow, the Arabs rate is plummetting and tens of thousands of Arabs leave Judea and Samaria annually. We should pay the rest to leave.
12. Well trained sniper units are worth more than BS ..trust me
Al   (06.06.11)
A couple of head shots gets the word out very quickly. Train train train...Snipers are the way to go for these 'events'. They'll get the message very quickly.
13. Arabs
herb glatter ,   hood river, usa   (06.07.11)
someone described these attempts as "nakbacide" Khomenei, Nasrallah, Assad, Mashall, Abbas all of them will fight to the last palestinian
14. #11 tell us what # you speak of?
Raed   (06.07.11)
Jews are how many? What's the growth rate? Arabs breed like rabbits, Jews don't Stop fooling yourself Gaza, west bank Arab israelis and refugees out # current Israel population and ratio will only get worse
15. Raed #14
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (06.07.11)
Arabs act like rabbits. But the facts are that you are being outnumbered and the pace is increasing.
16. to # 14
Yigal ,   USA   (06.07.11)
My friend, it is not a question of majority. It is about the truth and His protection. How else do you think that a drop of Judaism has survived against all odds in an ocean of Islam ?
17. #14. Many demographers confirm Jews are growing majority.
Chaim ,   Israel   (06.07.11)
#14 Raed. "Arabs breed like rabbits" is hardly a scientific analysis. In fact, the Arab and Jewish birth rates are converging. The Jewish rate is rising as the Arab rate plummets. Judea and Samaria Jews have one of the highest birth rates in the Western World. Moreover, Jews enjoy a high positive net inflow to Israel while Arabs have a high net outflow. For starters, read the works of Yoram Ettinger or recent columns by Caroline Glick. The answer is not to give up sacred Jewish land. The answer is to pay Arabs to leave.
18. Raed #11: I'd like to provide you with
Robert Haymond ,   Israel/Canada   (06.07.11)
information leading to an alternative view of demographics within Israel: First, socalled "breeding like rabbits" also includes the Charedim and Traditonal Orthodox who are mostly found in the Yishuveem. Second, I would suggest reading Yoram Ettinger (past articles can be found on Ynet site) for an out-of-the-box analysis. The "accepted" view that Arabs will outnumber us over time may not be correct at all.
19. You can't shoot protestors-period.
David ,   sf-usa   (06.07.11)
How are you (israel) any different than the Syrians, who use snipers against unarmed civilians or Egyptians, who shoot any immigrant who crosses their border?. Using snipers is a cowardly approach to controlling your borders or silencing people who don't agree with you (unless they're armed terrorists). I agree with the author but it's becoming increasingly difficult to support these constant uses of excessive force against unarmed protestors. When did non-israeli lives become so cheap to you?
20. David #19 you mean we can't act like you?
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (06.08.11)
For one thing, there is a huge difference between protesters and invaders. Yes we can shoot invaders just like America. Second is the fact that they were armed and did attack our troops. Third most of the deaths were caused by the invaders using weapons to set fire to SYRIAN MINEFIELDS. We had nothing to do with that. Fourth we are a sovereign nation and will act in our own defense. We are not invading foreign countries like you do for no reason. When did you become so moral when your troops have killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in countries that never threatened or attacked you, why? What are you going to do about that?
21. to 19 David
john Darren ,   cairns-Australia   (06.08.11)
You are an imbecile.I don't think that you understand what is happening. Israel has the right to protect it's borders-yes,even with live rounds.Read international law .
22. #19. Israel must shoot invaders.
Chaim ,   Israel   (06.08.11)
#19. Peaceful protesters shouldn't be shot. However, enemies who storm our borders, in large numbers, aren't peaceful protesters. They aren't protesters at all. They are invaders. Not only can Israel shoot invaders. Israel should and must shoot invaders.
23. #19
Yaron ,   USA   (06.08.11)
No surprise David is from San Francisco....as usual American Jews just don't get it and want to apply moral equivalency to the situation on the border. When will American Jews get their head out of their asses? It is this same lot who put Obama in the White House....truly shameful. I am embarassed for you #19.
24. arabs should forget about Israel for now
sohaib ,   Scotland   (06.08.11)
I wonder if the author is in touch with the reality, does he not know that the claimed deterrence of Israel is not the focusing point, rather the weak and corrupt Arabs governments as whole, decades of nationalist lies and revolutionaries thoughts is coming to an end, and thanks to alternative medias we have seen that in reality these were only agents and Muppets in their westerners handlers. There has never been a real move to acquire justice to the Palestinian people, and liberation and justice will not be given in a world which is corrupt by neo fascist politicians, media and world organisations. Arab youth should really stop from this nonsensical foolishness to through themselves in the face of Israeli snipers, get rid of their governments, elect who best serves their interest than come back to the unsorted question of Palestine. Because settlement or not, the occupiers will not be going anywhere.
25. These are not protesters, these are trespassers
Judd Rusnak ,   Sydney, Australia   (06.08.11)
Listen to what I said, These are not protesters, they are trespassers!. there fore, Israel has the right to shoot them DEAD, kapish?
26. #19 - correction: you can't shoot UNARMED protesters
William ,   Israel   (06.08.11)
But armed protesters are legitimate targets. Go look at any protest that involves the protesters using molotov cocktails, rocks, guns, etc and you will find a very definitive police response which involves shooting. In this part of the world, the Arabs have hardly ever used non-violence in their protests, especially against Israel where even suicide bombers and snipers, some of them women and teenagers, were utilized. Again, under Intl law, they are legitimate targets. My question to you is - why do non-Israelis feel so justified in attacking the citizens of a sovereign country, especially along ethnic/religious lines?
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