by Emanuel Winston

why pretend
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Why pretend that Arab Muslims will ever commit to a lasting peace with the Jewish State of Israel? The bedrock of their inconstancy comes from the Koran. Even when Arab Muslim leaders are not observant Muslims, they invariably fall back on the instructions of Koranic law and Mohammed's teaching through the 'Hadith' (Islamic oral teachings) when they need to stir up their people.

Another reason for this deep and abiding hatred for non-Muslims is a backward society, locked in the time warp of the 7th Century by the Mullahs who condemn their people to jealousy and hatred for any people who trek forward and accomplish.

Every country's Foreign Ministry with well-educated bureaucrats would know that making an agreement with Islamic-driven nation is like using disappearing ink. The leaders of the 22 Arab and/or the total 57 Islamic countries make agreements with impunity, knowing they can and will break them at any time convenient or necessary to them.

In fact, according to Islamic law, they must break said agreements made with 'infidels' (non-Muslims) within 10 years ...according to the Hudaibiya Treaty Mohammed made in the 7th Century with the richest of the Jewish tribes, the Banu Quraizah (allies of the Quraish Tribe).

He made that treaty while he was militarily weak so he could worship at Mecca. But, in two years he returned with a strong army, broke the 10 year treaty, brutally murdered and decapitated all the men, captured and enslaved the women and children of the Banu Quraizah Tribe. (1)

The very day Yassir Arafat signed the Oslo Accords he told his Arab audience in Arabic that the Oslo Accord was like the Hudaibiya Treaty. He would break it as soon as he was stronger. And, of course, he did — as often as he could. He unleashed his PLO Terrorists to rise up in their various 'intifadas' no matter how much the Jews foolishly offered them ancient Land G-d gave to the Jews in perpetuity. (2)

So-called diplomats in America, Europe, Asia and Russia know that when a Muslim/Arab leader is displaced by age, assassination or overthrow by a religious sect, the next leader must disavow all prior "peace" agreements in order to justify their new order of rule. The diplomats know the Arabs pay lip service to keep prior agreements if it serves the "Jihad".

For example, Bashar Assad, President of Syria replaced his father, Hafez al-Assad when he died. Assad's families and a small contingent of Alawite Muslim generals rule Syria with an iron hand and they easily control Bashar. The Alawites are roughly 10% of Syria's population with the Sunnis about 80%. When (not if) the Sunnis overthrow the Alawites and Bashar, there will be a "New Order" of conduct and all prior agreements will be declared null and void. That would include Ehud Olmert's transfer of the Golan Heights in a bid for a Gaza-like peace.

The Alawite minority with long-term pre-planning will escape to the sea-side fortress city of Latakia which the Assad family and the Generals have fortified with the best armaments taken from Syrian Army stores.

When the Sunnis control Syria and the Golan Heights, which Olmert-Livni-Barak — encouraged by Condoleezza Rice — wish to surrender to Syria, Israel will once again be under the guns, missiles and rockets of the radical Islamists.

Any prior agreements which Israel has or will sign, will be null and void (following Mohammed's Hudaibiya Treaty). Be assured that the neither the U.S. State Department nor the European Union will object. As for the U.N., it votes and performs as if it's a radical Third World nation controlled by the Arab Oil Bloc.

We have already seen how the Muslim Arabs behave when offered Jewish "Land for Peace" after the abandonment of Gush Katif/Gaza and 4 North Samarian communities in the name of peace. As forecast by this writer and many others, "Judenrein" (Jew-free) Gaza has morphed into a Global Terrorist firing base for Kassam rockets, mortars and Katyusha missiles.

Oslo failed and Gaza was even worse as Israeli leaders showed their inability to conduct the affairs of the nation and keep their citizens safe.

All the explosives, ammunition and high tech weaponry were sent by Iran and Syria, to be smuggled into Gaza with the assistance of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. The nations, including the Bush-Rice regime, had detailed intelligence about it but didn't give a damn.

Remember when Israel made a grand gesture for the Camp David Accords? Israel surrendered the entire Sinai Desert with the oil fields discovered and brought to production by the Israelis that could have kept Israel energy independent. This "gift" of infrastructure, military bases, cities and homes as well as the energy was valued at $17 Billion at the time — probably many times that by today's inflated dollars. This was another failed gesture to appease the Arab Muslims.

All Israel got in return was a piece of paper with all sorts of "peace" agreements and side letters but, the writing by the State Department, President Clinton and then President Anwar Sadat was in disappearing ink. None of the responsibilities stipulated for Egypt were kept — except for the absence of a full scale assault until Egypt wishes to join Syrian, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Hamas, Hezb'Allah and the Muslim Arab Palestinians in their next war, their "Final Solution to their Jewish problem" of the State of Israel in the Muslim crescent of the Middle East.

When Mubarak dies, retires or is assassinated, Egypt will likely come under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood. All prior agreements made with Israel, with America as the guarantor, will disappear in an instant. The Muslim Brotherhood will control the vast Egyptian Army and the now (at least) $80 Billion of advanced armaments given (virtually free) to Egypt by America (who gave Egypt the money to pay for them) so Egypt could act as U.S. representative to occupy the Saudi oil fields as American care-takers. No doubt, Egypt, under the Muslim Brotherhood will occupy Saudi Arabia but, NOT on behalf of American interests.

That has been the Arabist State Department's policy since the time Jimmy Carter effectively toppled the Shah of Iran and brought to power the then-exiled Ayatollah Khomeini. With the fall of Iran, America lost her Iranian "cop-on-the- block" the U.S. had used to protect the Gulf Oil States and the immense high tech American arms stockpile. America also lost their Phoenix missile system and her F14 Tomcat advanced fighter jet technology — which was passed on to the Soviets. Ex-President Jimmy Carter (called by some the worst President in U.S. history) is still stumbling around the Middle East, causing as much trouble as he can.

Perhaps you are starting to get the idea that trusting Muslim/Arab rulers to remain compliant and keep peace agreements is like squeezing Jell-O. Of course, if you are a Super Power like America, Russia or China, you can play that game of "pretended" agreements which you know won't be kept — because history tells you so.

But, if you are a minuscule country like Israel, squeezed between hostile Muslim nations pledged to "Jihad" (holy war for Islam), with hundreds of thousands of hostile "Palestinians" festering inside your country, you cannot abandon defensive territory as confidence building gestures to strengthen your enemies who vow to destroy you.

The surrender of Land does, indeed, establish confidence but, it's the kind of confidence that assures the Muslim Arabs that Israeli leaders are weak and ready to accept and encourage defeat. Regrettably, Israel's present leaders meet the criteria of being weak, corrupt, crooked, and incompetent — except in maneuvers to keep their power — even if Israel is forced to accept a re-partition at their hands.

Recently, MK Aryeh Eldad, reading from Israel's established and mandatory laws, states clearly that any Israeli attempting to give away their G-d given Land is either to be imprisoned for life or executed.


1. "War on Jihad" www.aronjihad. org/islam200905.html

2. "Arafat Opts For The 'Hudaibiyah' Treaty" by Emanuel A. Winston June 27, 2002


www.gamla. article/2002/june/win1.htm

Here is a short list of articles we have written about the Hudaibiya Treaty:

"Words Are Not Binding" August 1998

"CNN: Eyeless In Gaza" January 1999

"The Greatest Lie Ever Told About Jerusalem" January 10, 2001

"A Diplomatic Perfidy" March 3, 2002

"Kiss The Hand Of Your Enemy Until You Can Cut It Off" August 1, 2002

"Islam Has Declared War With Everyone!" October 5, 2003

"Killing Americans In Gaza" October 16. 2003

"Muslim Bait & Switch" September 9, 2004 & "Beware Muslim Bait & Switch" September 13, 2004

"Arafat Murdered U.S. Diplomats" September 29, 2004

"What Is Arab Islamic Tradition & History When It Comes To Treaties & Peace-Making?" November 2006

P.S. [I definitely remember reading that Hosni Mubarak (Egyptian President since Sadat was assassinated) declared that the Camp David Peace Treaty was null and void after 10 years (like the Hudaibiya Treaty) - but, no one noticed. However, I cannot find the reference — Gail Winston]

Emanuel Winston was a commgentator and Middle East analyst. His articles appeared often on Think-Israel and Gamla, inter alia. He was a member of the Board of Directors and a research associate of the Freeman Center For Strategic Studies ( His widow, Gail, maintains the Emanuel Winston Archives. This article was published June 29, 2008 and is archived in the Muslim Policy category at

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