You sure do, Shimon. You sure do. You have to close your eyes to the jihad ideology. You have to close your eyes to the history of dhimmitude, and to the statements by Hamas leaders about reviving it. You have to close your eyes to the genocidal Jew-hatred that so many of the jihadists against Israel have expressed. You have to close your eyes to the outrage that Israel represents, simply by existing, in the eyes of Muslims who believe that non-Muslims have no right to hold authority in land that rightfully belongs to the dar al-Islam. You have to close your eyes very, very tight when they come for us, and soon, very soon, peace will indeed come.
(IsraelNN.com) President Shimon Peres told Diaspora Jewish leaders Monday, “You have to close your eyes” to make peace. He also reasoned that a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority will encourage Sunni Muslims against Ahmadinejad.
Speaking at the annual General Assembly of the United Jewish Committees, he said that “making peace is a little bit like marriage [and] you have to close your eyes and accept what is possible to accept.” His audience laughed and applauded.
He also explained his reasoning why surrendering Judea and Samaria to the PA and establishing a new Arab state in their place would have a domino effect on peace in the Middle East.
It would have been interesting to hear such “reasoning.” One wonders if he has a shred of evidence beyond closed-eyes hope for the idea that the creation of yet another Arab state hostile to Israel and bordering upon Israel will somehow quench the flames of the jihad.