Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Israel's Worst Case Scenario: Its Eradication as a State, and Some Feel It's Coming

Maybe it is the influence of a Tisha B'Av way of looking at reality. This article is a nightmare scenario intended to act as a wake up call.

How can a tiny nation, hated wherever it resides, possibly survive? This has been the paramount question governing Jewish life for two millennia.

During Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, the country lost more than 6.000 of her finest soldiers, which was 10 percent of her total population, the equivalent of 3 million losses pro-rated for America’s population. A devastating start on the road of independence.

So when one recalls the reality which faced Israel in 1948 and where the country is today, it is nothing short of a miracle. Every other people so conquered and exiled has in time disappeared. Only the Jews defied the norm. Twice.

But, I fear, never again. That’s why Israel’s worst scenarios matter today, even if the peaceniks continue to protest against occupying anybody except the caf◊ôs in Tel Aviv.

Maybe imagining the nightmare scenario is only the fantasy of some pessimist writers. Maybe Israel will live through a very quiet period ahead and the worst-case predictions will never materialize.

But Israel’s enemies are working for a future that is clear to them: a world without Zionism, a world without Israel. (more)