Anyone paying attention has known for sometime that many of the most dramatic photos of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are staged by the photographers and the subjects.
This video has been viewed almost 750,000 times since it was posted on YouTube in October, 2010.
Especially poignant is Prager’s question of what would happen if Israel laid down its arms, and what would happen if all the Muslim countries laid down their arms? In the first instance Israel would be destroyed and there would be mass murder of the Jews living there. Prager says that in the second scenario there would be peace. He is right that there would be no Israeli aggression against any Arab country if Israel could trust that it would be left alone to live in peace. But there would not be peace in the region. Before the modern State of Israel came into existence peace did not exist in the Middle East. Without Israel to act as the lightening rod, there would be conflict among the Arab states, as there was before Israel. The Saudi flag has always depicted a sword.