Putting Judea and Samaria under the State of Israel sovereignty means ending the Arab-Israel conflict.
For a long time I have been saying that to begin to end, the one-sided and very lopsided conflict the Arabs have with Israel, not Israel with the Arabs, the schizophrenic ambiguity policy of one Government of Israel after another must end. They must finally openly admit that the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea legally belongs to the Jews, and to the Jews only.
With this long overdue admission, the Government of Israel must immediately put Judea and Samaria under Israeli sovereignty and only then the fog will begin to clear, slowly but surely.
Khaled Abu Toameh is the most honest Arab-Israeli journalist who does not mince words neither for Israel or the Arab side.
On July 4th, 2011 the Jerusalem Post published Mr. Toameh and Herb Keinon’s article its header: ‘PA says it’ll drop UN bid if Israel accepts 67 lines.’
In reply to the above statement from the Palestinian Authority (PA), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the international community is only focused on borders and Jewish settlements, thus, they were inadvertently [I say deliberately] accepting a Arab-“Palestinian” demand for a state, and are not dealing with how to really end the conflict. In other words, with this approach, the conflict can continue, the attacks on Israel can go on BUT the Arab must have ANOTHER state to fight Israel form!
To end the conflict, Netanyahu said, the issue of Arab refugees and the State of Israel being recognized, by all the Arabs, and especially those calling themselves “Palestinians,” as a Jewish state has to be addressed, or else the conflict would not end. I say that even then the conflict may never end.
And to that end I must add that the Government of Israel is required to have full discussion about two other issues. One is Israel’s legal right to the entire land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, which the Arabs illegally occupied for 19 years. The other, the Government of Israel’s duty is to make sure that from here on the Arabs are fully aware that Israel is the Seller of all the terms to end this conflict and the Arabs are not, never were. Israel is the one pulling the ropes.
The Netanyahu and the rest of the Government of Israel should know that this conflict of interest will continue, indefinitely, unless they go with the annexation.
Should Israel proceeds to implement the annexation of Judea and Samaria, I expected that the Arabs would reject this action, but could not prevent it. So might the International Community players, who will yell, scream and protest, without success, but this would not prevent the annexation action from occurring. I sincerely believe that, covertly, the rest of the world is very tired of this conflict and would sigh in relief after the annexation takes place, and they will enjoy the finality of the action.
It is time to admit that most of the Arab-Israelis, who make 20% of Israel’s population today, and are holding Israeli citizenship are inadequate citizens. They are not a minority that assimilated. They remained Arabs, not Israelis of Arab roots, they do not identify with the Jewish country’s national flag and anthem or its customs and Jewish Holidays and history and they are like a wild weed.
They have remained deeply loyal to their Arab creed and there is no doubt that in a heartbeat they will join their brethren in the destruction of Israel.
The Arabs, whom Israel “gained” with its 1967 victory, will be given a choice, which they will have to make: a) they are to remain living in Israel, under the State Israel law, entitled to full human rights, holding, especially crafted for them, Israeli Identification Card (ID), but having no voting rights.
This ID card will be enforced, by law, for twenty years. In those twenty years, a new generation will rise to have learned to accept the Jewish state with gratitude; they will learn to live as equal with Jews – Israel must produce their curriculum – all the lies they lean today are to be taken out of the school text books, anti-Semitism and hate for Jews will never be heard again and they will learn, from birth, to respect, even like, but not hate Jews and all other non-Moslems.
They will learn to be productive, not destructive terrorists. With the help if the State of Israel they will learn to be GOOD citizens and in twenty years, the new generation may be able to earn the right to become Israeli citizens and be good ones too. b) Better yet, as many pundits suggested, over the years, these Arabs will be given an incentive, in the form of money, [how about $50,000 per person], but under one condition that they go live in any country that will take them in. It is upon the so righteous international community, claiming to be so interested in ending the conflict, to put pressure on ALL the Arab countries and make them take these Arabs in. These funds will be made available by a collaboration between all those nations that are now funding the bottomless cup of the PA reckless fiscal existence.
If the proposed choice b) is not acceptable, and the Arabs choose not to accept the financial incentive that will commit them to leaving the land of Israel, once the annexation of Judea and Samaria takes force, legally and lawfully, the Government of Israeli will have the right and duty to enforce the State of Israeli laws. Should any criminal or civil law be broken by an Arab, he or she will stand trial in the State of Israel court of law and should he or she be found guilty, they can be incarcerated or expelled from the country and their Israeli ID Card revoked for good.
Once Judea and Samara are part and parcel of the State of Israel sovereignty, thereafter, I would give the reaction and cooling off process one year to come and pass. In that year, the so called anger and expected protests, a reaction to the annexation, will cool off and then everyone will settle down and, finally, Israel will have somewhat peace.
Somewhat, because I do not believe, the Arabs will ever end their conflict with the state of Israel. It is in their blood to hate Jews and they are anti-Semites from birth. They also deny Israel’s right to exist and the peace Egypt and Jordan have signed with Israel is a facade or of political convenience that could be toppled and end in a moment notice, or without notice.
Until all the Arab countries believe and practice Ecumenism, which means that all men and women are created equal, irrespective of their religion, meaning they end their Islamic supremacy practice, there will never be real end of Arab conflict, neither with Israel nor with the rest of the non-Moslem world.
However, with the annexations and Judea and Samira are finally being, inseparable, part of the Jewish State of Israel, as they should have been years ago, Israel’s security will become more manageable and much more under Israel’s full control and the Israelis will live in a better frame of peace of mind.
Israel has no legal obligation to shrink to the 1967-1949 ceasefire lines, rather, to live within its legal boundaries, which is from the River to the Sea.
Annexation now, means the beginning of the end of the conflict.