Ben Shapiro

Israel's secular Zionism means accepting indefensible borders. The 1967 Pentagon Report, issued immediately following the Six-Day War, explains that Israeli security requires control over virtually all territory from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, including the Golan Heights, Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria, and even parts of the Sinai Desert. Yet Israel accepted United Nations Resolution 242 only months after the war. Once again, Israel's desire for international approval trumped security concerns; U.N. Resolution 242 now provides the basis for the Palestinian Trojan Horse campaign to destroy Israel.

Secular Zionism forces Israel to allow the murder of its own citizens and the rape of its sovereignty. Almost every day, Jews are brutally slaughtered at the hands of Israel's "peace partners." But Israel's anti-terror campaign has been mainly bulldozing empty terrorist hideouts and complaining about Yasser Arafat. Secular Zionism dictates that Israel either forgive Palestinian terror or fight terror with one hand tied behind its back.

The essence of secular Zionism is rejection of religious Judaism. But the only way the Jewish state can survive is to become more, not less, Jewish. Israel must reject the tenets of secularism, the "family of nations" ideal. The basis of the Jewish claim to the land of Israel stems from God. For millennia, Jews have prayed for the ingathering of exiles, for a return to the Holy Land. Now, God has granted them their homeland and the weapons to defend it. God's road map requires the Jews to kill those who seek to kill them (Talmud Sanhedrin 72A). Israel has the God-given obligation to defend itself against those who wish to destroy it. 

Secular Zionism has fulfilled its mission; it has created a homeland for the Jews. But ever since that creation, the appeasement-oriented tenets of secular Zionism have meant unending conflict. Only if Israel elects to follow God's road map will true peace ever be achieved.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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