Daniel Pipes has arrived in Copenhagen to accept the “Press Freedom Award” from Trykkefrihedsselskabet.
Steen has a twenty-minute video of Dr. Pipes speaking to Danish Jews about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The footage is very dark, because Steen didn’t want to put bright lights into his visitor’s eyes, but the sound is clear. I’ve rescued a few stills from the darkness to post here.
Steen’s account of the visit, “Daniel Pipes møder danske jøder”, is up at Snaphanen, but it’s in Danish. The talk itself is in English.
“Either Israel will give up, and say, ‘Zionism was a nice idea, but it lost’; [that is] either there is no Israel, or there is, in effect an Israel that is really Palestine; there is no longer a Jewish state — or — the enemies of Israel, the Arabs in particular, will accept Israel, and say, ‘We don’t like it; we wish it weren’t there, but it’s there.’ In other words, either Israel ceases to exist, and the Arabs win, or Israel is accepted by the Arabs, and it is no longer at war.Those are the key elements. Those are the true possible outcomes. Compromise and mediation have proven to be a failure.”