Israel’s long-term strategic goal is to expand “from the Nile to the Euphrates”

The writing on the wall of the Knesset of the Biblical verse about the Nile and the Euphrates and the two blue stripes of the Israeli flag symbolize the Nile and the Euphrates prove that Israel’s long term strategic goal is to continue expanding in the area. Israel is not interested in peace. It is all a show

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Israeli counter-arguments to above objection


If Israel’s long term strategic goal was to expand the territory under its control, why did it withdraw from Sinai, Lebanon, and Gaza? Why did it hand back control over many if not most of the West Bank towns and villages to the PA.

Though some in Israel may still dream of a “Greater Israel”, most do not. Israel’s standing power cannot support lengthy wars, nor ones that force our troops to penetrate deep into enemy territory. This is why Israeli troops had to stop 101 kms away from Cairo, this is why they couldn’t reach Damascus, or continue to hold on to Beirut.  A nation of 7 million cannot conquer the entire Middle East.

The two blue lines on the Israeli flag originate from the Jewish prayer shawl - the Talit.  Not two large rivers in our region.

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2 Responses to “Israel’s long-term strategic goal is to expand “from the Nile to the Euphrates””

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    Bernard Sidi, Organization of Jews in Bulgaria wrote:

    Not only is it not Israel’s goal to expand from the Nile to the Euphraties, it is down right impossible – we are talking about territory the size of Turkey which is inhabited by millions and millions of Arab people, who double in numbers every 20 years. Israel has taken no steps to achieve such a fantastic goal and has shown that given the opportunity it is willing to give up conquered land (Sinai) in exchange for a genuine peace deal. For the past 30 years Egypt and Israel have enjoyed each other’s relative friendly relations and neither side seems unhappy with the result

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    Richard Daniels, Council Member, KCLSU wrote:

    The only people to have ever concluded that the lines represent the 2 rivers were Arafat, Hamas and the Iranian theocracy. No-one else, whether friend or foe of Israel believes that the lines are anything other than symbolic of the Jewish prayer shawl (Tallit) which is traditionally blue and white. Look it up if you don’t believe me.

    As for the writing on the Knesset wall….have you ever been there? ‘Cos I have, several times and I have never seen this quotation by the main entrance as claimed. Please, come to Israel and visit for yourself.

    The Zionist expansion from the Nile to the Euphrates myth is an invention of the Arab propaganda machine. It has not, nor ever will be a goal of Israel or the Zionist movement.

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