To the Editor:
J Street, a national organization, promotes a peace agenda for the Israelis and Palestinians. It believes a final status agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians embodying a two-state solution will guarantee peace in the region.
This is sheer naïve folly.
Any agreement between Israel and the Arabs will be torn up by the Arabs when they believe they can conquer Israel. Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other Islamic terrorist organizations will continue to promote attacks against Israel. All of the Arab/Persian countries in the Middle East either overtly or covertly support conflict with Israeln or at the very least condone or tacitly approve military confrontation with Israel.
It is all about religion in the Middle East. The Muslims hate the Jews of Israel. Furthermore, they are jealous of the successes of Israel.
Israel is a democratic country with a highly developed society, while the Arab countries, many of whom are dictatorships and theocracies, exemplify underachieving societies.
Israel must have top-notch intelligence services and a strong military, be alert to potential Arab attacks and not allow development of a Palestinian territory which can threaten Israel.
Donald A. Moskowitz