We don't deal in absolute truths. There is no God's Eye View. But this does not mean that truth is entirely unknowable or unapproachable.
It seems to me that if we want to understand the problems of the Jewish people in the Middle East then we must acknowledge the history of Jewish people there. The fact is the history of the Jewish people in the Middle East was for 1,300 years second and third class citizenship under the boot of Arab-Muslim imperialism. In some places and times it was better and in other places and times it was worse, but there is no doubt that the Jews have been the victim of Arab-Muslim persecution for 1,300 years, followed by the current 100 years of war against us there.
One of the things that I want to see change is a coming to a recognition that we cannot really understand the Arab-Israel conflict without coming to grips with 1,400 years of Jewish persecution at the hands of Arab neighbors. To try to understand the I-P conflict without reference to 1,300 years of dhimmitude is like trying to understand the history of American Black people without reference to slavery.
Our friends on the progressive-left basically see Jews as the aggressors in this conflict whereas, in fact, we are the defenders. The Palestinians, of course, only separated themselves as a distinct ethnic group from the larger Arab world when the Jews regained sovereignty. The fact is that the Palestinians are the newest national group on the face of the planet and only came into being, as a people, in order to destroy Jewish sovereignty and self-defense.
Speaking strictly for myself, I see no reason to respect the notion of a newly emerged people whose purpose is to destroy our national sovereignty. In a sense, this is why we are failing. We are failing to free ourselves from Arab-Muslim persecution because we in the diaspora, and very many Jews in Israel, do not really seem to understand that we are in a war for survival.
That's a fact.
After 1,300 years of persecution the Arabs have launched a war against the Jews in the Middle East that has lasted now for almost 100 years.
We need to stop viewing this war through Arab eyes and resume viewing it through Jewish eyes.