Think ‘victory’

New project launched at Israeli universities champions a new approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict.


A new project championing Israeli victory and Palestinian defeat was launched yesterday at a special conference held at Hebrew University, featuring MK Amir Ohana, Major General (res.) Dan Biton, Brigadier General (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, and Maariv journalist Dr. Revital Amiran.

The Israel Victory Project, initiated by the US-based think tank, the Middle East Forum, offers a new approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

According to Middle East Forum, a resolution to the conflict will only occur once the Palestinians are defeated and give up the goal of destroying Israel and recognize Israel as the Jewish state.

Last month, the Israel Victory Caucus was launched in the US Congress by Senators Ron DeSantis and Bill Johnson to advance this idea relating to US policy, and later this month a caucus headed by Yisrael Beitenu MK Oded Forer is set to launch in the Knesset.

Additional MKs have joined the caucus, including Meirav Ben-Ari (Kulanu), Avraham Neguise (Likud), Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) and Yehuda Glick (Likud), with more expecting to join in the future.

Yesterday’s conference was the first of three conferences to take place in Israeli universities over the course of the upcoming month. The conferences, organized in cooperation with Zionist organization Im Tirtzu, are aimed at reinforcing the belief in victory among the Israeli public and will feature prominent Israeli personalities and military figures.

Next week’s conference, taking place in Tel-Aviv University, will feature three IDF generals: Uzi Dayan, Yaakov Amidror and Gershon Hacohen.

“The current approach to achieving a resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict has consistently failed because it allows Palestinian rejectionism to be met by a call for further concessions from Israel, thus pushing peace further away because of the entrenchment of a Palestinian denial of the Jewish people’s right to sovereignty,” said Professor Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum.

“As Ronald Reagan said regarding the US fight against communism, the only way to ‘win is if they lose,’” added Pipes.

Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg opened yesterday’s conference and said that “strengthening the belief of the Israeli public in Zionism and victory is a fundamental element of success.”

Peleg added: “There are no doubts that the home front is strong and is capable of dealing with many challenges, but the intellectual aspects of the importance and justification of victory is perhaps even more important.”

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  1. The so-called Palestinians need a place to go. Jordan is the logical place and should be promoted because it is mostly Palestinians and 3.5 times the size of Israel. Moshe Feiglin and Zehut already have a sensible plan to encourage Arab emigration.

  2. when ISRAEL acts like winners of a war not just winners of a battle then peas will erupt. first the surrender document, headed ‘the arab nations admit total defeat to the STATE OF ISRAEL A STATE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLES.’ the rest is blank until the bottom which says sign here, the body of this document will be filled in later.

  3. Moving the West Bank Palestinians to Jordan will merely destabilize Jordan and likely produce a sovereign state with attendant resources just as hostile to Israel as the present Palestinians are.

    Gaza will remain a problem and it is unlikely that Egypt would be willing to take that over.

    While “Victory” sounds logical, and there will be no peace until three generations after the Palestinian children stop being incited to hatred against Israel and Jews, it is hard to see how the international community would permit this with American Jews being in the forefront of liberal objections to this kind of historical rationality.

  4. @ Stuart L. Meyer:
    But, separated by a River and still no match for the IDF and an Israel no longer 9 miles wide at any point. What’s so great about a stable enemy? Somebody should re-write John Lennon’s song, “Imagine” to envision a Greater Israel where there are no Muslim Arabs with knives, guns, or killer cars within striking distance and no need for artificial separation barriers or checkpoints to keep them from getting WMDs (not just nukes and chemical weapons, a machine gun is a WMD, too, if you think about it. There are only 6 million Jews in Israel.) And what makes you think the Arabs/Muslims will change after three generations? Or another 14 hundred years. Just because they back off in fear or take a breath to regroup once in a while doesn’t mean they have changed or are capable of change — for the better, anyway. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. In the meantime, our responsibility is to protect our people. To keep them alive.

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