Presidential candidates pledge to the flag of Israel

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 The Israelis
must be laughing at these guys racing to prove who is loyal to Israel.
 Jews need sincerity and not duplicity to feel secure. 
Cartoon Courtesy – Sharif Arafa
There was another cartoon,
where the candidates were in a competition, “who licks the most”
while Netanyahu was enjoying the service. 
A genuine security is like a
child in mother’s lap; safe and free from fears. Israel needs security and Palestinians justice; one does not
happen without the other. 

We the Americans and the Arabs have screwed
up peace for them (both) by supporting one against the other, instead of
getting them to sit down face to face and work it out. We give them funds and
we have earned the right to ask Israel to be serious, and Arabs have the right
to ask the Palestinians to be serious. 

Our aid should be dependent on peace they
achieve. No fits and tantrum from Netanyahu should be acceptable to compromise
long term security of Israel.  No progress no monies, period. We owe it to
the people of Israel and Palestine and not their bad leaders. 

We need to be prepared to explain the short
term rioting by the right wingers, who will jump all over, and the responsible
parties need to get them involved and have them see the long term security for
Israelis and justice for Palestinians, and not the short-term appeasements.

 We must protect Israel, our ally; however, if that
protection is based on injustice to either Palestinians or the Israelis, our
integrity becomes questionable,  and solutions would be unsustainable. We
need to be above reproach and seek justice for one and all.  If we are a
sincere ally, we need to be tough on our ally to put them on the path of
security. The Palestinians will yield for peace if they see our

Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer committed to offer pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. 

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