Containment not an Option

It’s been four days since the rockets stopped falling on Israel’s beleaguered population. Four days in which we have had time to contemplate the rationale behind Israel’s policy towards Arab-occupied Gaza.

No one with an ounce of intelligence believes this latest conflict between Hamas and Israel will be the last. The Jewish States policy of containment does nothing if not legitimize these fake Palestinians and lends credence and political standing to this usurping entity.

Recent history has shown us that a policy of Containment never brings victory nor an end to hostilities. The United States of America can testify to this truth as they found to their shame whether it be Vietnam,1975, Iraq, 2011, or Afghanistan,2021. The result is always the same. Leaving a trail of missed opportunities, paid for by the blood of its youth. One ignominious defeat after another leaving the country without a moral compass full of self-hate and self-doubt.

If Israel wishes to emulate America’s failures Containment is a good place to start. Only an imbecile would consider containing a motivated, trained, and deeply belligerent enemy on our borders knowing full well these bloodthirsty ideologues will be at our throats in the near future baying for Jewish blood.

Already the partisan media along with their political equivalents are railing against Israel with the usual tropes and propaganda of moral equivalence between the Jewish State and a terrorist organization. Falling over themselves to paint a picture of Jewish moral inadequacies.

They would have Israel submit to world opinion as a better guide to foreign policy than the reality of geopolitical facts.

No!, containment is not an option, rather a full-blooded military intervention with one goal and only one goal the annihilation of a declared enemy and the removal of those who support forces hostile to the Jewish people and the Jewish State.

This is the only policy a rational people under threat should or could implement without political interference.

The politician’s job comes when the Military has fought a conflict resulting in total victory then the Generals can retire to their barracks and the politicians can renew governing the country free of threat to its existence. Fight to win!

Yosef Yigal Drever

Yosef Yigal Drever and Sylvia Drever co-founded Achdut HaLev in 2006 to reach out to the Jewish community's around the world providing support in learning Torah and promoting the 'Return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.' Yosef Yigal made Aliya in 2014 while Sylvia his wife is an Israeli. In late 2014 Achdut HaLev concentrated all its resources towards Aliya and the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. Excluding none and embracing all. The commandment to settle the Land of Israel is equal in importance to all the Torah Commandments all together: (Sifri Deut 12:29)