Israel Should Trust the Sword over the Pen

„British prime minister Neville Chamberlain returned from meeting Adolf Hitler in Munich at the end of September 1938 after arriving at an ostensible written agreement, waving the piece of paper which he fastidiously claimed would secure „peace with honor“ and „peace for our time.“

Winston Churchill famously retorted to Chamberlain, „You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.“

These words were prescient because within six months Hitler had broken the agreement, and within a year invaded Poland.

This chapter, while not intimately applicable, is reminiscent of the recent reports that the State of Israel is close to an agreed truce with the Hamas terrorist organization.“ (…)

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