JERUSALEM, Israel — Peace in the Middle East relies upon on struggle — that’s, on a profitable Israeli struggle to destroy the Palestinian Hamas terrorist group.
That’s the view of Misgav Institute for National Security and Zionist Strategy Senior Fellow, an IDF veteran and Harvard graduate who has spent the previous a number of years serving to to develop connections between Israel and Arab states in the area.
“Israel must defeat Hamas in a way that Hamas itself, and all these other radical groups in the region, understand that Hamas was defeated,” Fredman instructed me Saturday night.
“There’s little doubt that Israel’s deterrence, Israel’s standing as a army and intelligence superpower, was harm, weakened on October seventh. Now Israel must clarify … that that is one thing you don’t even take into consideration doing.
“And the way in which you do that’s to destroy, uproot Hamas, and make it lose in a way that it feels, not in the sense that Western army planners assume it’s been defeated, however that it itself understands that it’s been defeated.
“If Israel does that, it will gain the respect of the other countries in the region that are opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood extremists, that are opposed to Iran. Only by doing this can Israel re-win that respect and advance on the path of regional integration and cooperation.”
Fredman acknowledged that it was tough to maneuver peace efforts forward now, and that speak of “normalization” between Israel and Saudi Arabia had been put aside — although he additionally famous that he had been receiving textual content messages of help from quite a lot of Arab nations, together with Sudan.
“I do believe that in the end an Israeli victory will, over the long term, make it more likely to have normalization. An Israeli half-victory, or withdrawal, will make it more difficult,” he famous.
Tune in to SiriusXM Patriot 125 on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 7-10 p.m. ET, for an interview with Asher Fredman on Breitbart News Sunday.
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