Why Do Anti-Israel ‘Peace’ Groups Never Support Actual Peace?
One of the more bizarre contradictions from supposedly pro-Palestinian groups like Jewish Voice for Peace, the International Solidarity Movement, and others is that while they all pretend to want peace, when something that resembles actual peace occurs, they are either silent (J Street) or upset (Students for Justice in Palestine).
Recently in Israel, there have been visits by a group of professionals from Morocco, as well as a major Muslim leader from Indonesia. These types of visits, which could help lead the Muslim world to accept Israel as a permanent part of the Middle East and a nation to be cooperated with, are exactly what any “pro-peace” group should want.
Obviously, Israel wants to have peaceful and normal relations with the Arab and Muslim world; one that is far beyond the “cold peace” Israel has with Egypt and Jordan. Such a type of “warm peace” would include cultural exchanges, Israel offering expertise in medicine and environmental issues, and visits between Israel and the Muslim world.
Yet somehow, that is not what these “pro-peace” groups seem to want.
Still, despite their anti-Israel efforts, these types of visits and peaceful exchanges continue to happen, which obviously upsets the crowd that wants Israel destroyed in the name of “peace.”
Another Moroccan delegation is visiting Israel this week, mostly women, to “participate in social events, projects and seminars to promote the status of women.”
Israel will also participate in an international conference hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain between June 24 and July 4 — a meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee — and Bahrain is not apologizing for allowing the Israelis to come. Arabic media reports also list a slew of previous ties between Israel and Bahrain, some of them official.
Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited King Abdullah of Jordan. Mahmoud Abbas spurns any high level contact with Israel, but Jordan has no problem with it.
These are the sorts of things that should be celebrated by anyone who wants peace. The fact that they don’t means that peace is not really their goal.
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