Israel's Demographic Dilemma

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Friday, February 20, 2009

Israel's Demographic Dilemma

February 20, 2009

The president of Israel, Shimon Peres, has admitted he made a mistake when he advocated unilateral withdrawal from Gaza.

He told a group of American Jewish leaders, “Whatever will happen in the future, we shall not repeat the mistakes we made in leaving Gaza. It should have been done otherwise.”

Still, Peres believes that because of demographics, the so-called “Palestinians” must have their own state.

If Peres is worried about demographics, he might want to consider Israel’s legal abortions and the small number of children born to Israeli couples. Meanwhile, the Arabs and Muslims have large families and want to flood Israel with millions more of their so-called displaced brothers.

The problem with the secular mind is that it cannot discern the motives and beliefs of the religiously-minded. For Muslims and many Arabs, the goal of a Jewish-free land and the elimination of a Jewish state is a mandate from their god. How do you negotiate with that, especially when you are viewed as an infidel and worthy of death?

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.