Time to call for Palestine’s ‘unconditional surrender’ to Israel

white flag surrender 2Hanukkah is one of my favorite holidays. It exemplifies the spirit of freedom. But freedom achieved  — not through useless negotiations and appeasement with tyrants, which never works, but with force, through fighting and killing. That’s how we liberated Europe and the Far East in World War II. Do you recall the words, “unconditional surrender”? The Nazis and the Japanese were not offered sit-down bargaining sessions with endless give and take. “Surrender completely,” we told them, “or face annihilation.” They took the offer, and peace was finally achieved.

So why is the world forcing Israel to offer the Palestinians pieces of their own land for peace? Why did we not do the same with the Axis alliance in World War II? Why couldn’t Germany have been permitted to retain Holland and Belgium in 1944, for example, as conquered lands for peace? Under the pro-Palestinian argument, after all, that war could have ended diplomatically, right then and there, right? Ditto with Japan keeping Korea as its prize. No need for the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki with such negotiated, civil bargaining, no?

England, France, Belgium, Holland, etc., which all owe their current freedoms to the killing of millions of German civilians and military officers, now hypocritically demand that Israel negotiate with terrorists who promise the destruction of Israel with or without any peace treaty. The United Nations, formed in 1945, was built on the ashes of the people and lands of the Axis powers. It now calls on Israel, the superior military force, to negotiate with the much weaker Palestinians. What was good for the U.N. nations in 1945 should be in order for Israel right now — the “unconditional surrender” of the Palestinians to the militarily and morally superior Israelis.

Alan Bergstein

Alan Bergstein comes to our pages as a Brooklyn native. Father of four, retired NYC Principal, Korean War Veteran, patriot and Jewish and Israel activist.

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