For The Arab-“Palestinians” it is less about having their Palestine state; it is more about destroying the State of Israel and waving their victory flag over the skies of Jerusalem.
On January 6, 2013 Mahmoud Abbas went the extra mile with his non-compliance of the Oslo Accords and declared: It is not longer the Palestinian Authority; the Palestinian Authority has officially changed name to ‘State of Palestine’.
Some background facts:
The decision by the international bodies of that time, i.e. the League of Nations, the UN, the World Court, the US congress and senate, to return to the Jewish nation its right to the land and establish a Home for the Jewish nation in the land of Israel, on both sides of the Jordan River banks, and later on all the land West of the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, that includes, not excludes, Judea and Samaria, was irrevocable. That decision cannot be revisited or over turned.
The irrevocability of this decision is founded on the Doctrine of Estoppel – Res Judicata in Canada = a final judgment that is no longer subject to appeal. Based on both, the integral quality continuity of to the statues of the San Remo Resolutions and the Doctrine of Estoppel, the Nations of the World, the membership of the League of Nations, the UN, including the Arab states and the Supreme Council, are all legally bound by the San Remo Resolutions.
The Jewish nation’s title and its historical connection to the land of Israel was recognized by the legal powers of the World, beginning in the San Remo Resolution of April 25, 1920, which was and is binding on the world today.
The Jewish nation’s title/deed to the land was given to them by G-d, some 3500 years ago, as evidenced in the Old Testament/ Bible. History unequivocally confirms the Jewish nation’s sovereignty in the land and the continuity of Jews living there, that culminated in modern history when Jews were given the green light to return to and restore their ancient land. No other nation can make similar claims to its land and the Jewish nations’ history in the land of Israel is unique, as it has formed the basis values of civilization as we know it to be today.
The two-state solution, Israel and “Palestine” born in the Oslo Accords, has been proven to be a disastrous proposition to every Israeli. It was an agreement Israel thought will deliver peace. However, it was a thoughtless agreement that has turned to be one of the worst mistakes Israel has ever made in its modern history. It was an agreement to establish a Judenrein Arab state within ten minutes drive from the official residence of the prime minster of Israel, in Jerusalem. The question is what guarantee Israel has that this new Arab state will not turn to be another rocket frenzy Gazastan? None!
If the two state [dis]solution, as I address it, is not the answer for Israel to have peace from Arab aggression, then what is the alternative to keep Israel safe and Jewish? What can Israel do with the baggage of 2 million Arab squatters it inherited in 1967, when it freed its land from Arab illegal occupation?
Recently the Women For Israel’s Tomorrow- Women in Green, Nadia Mata and Yehudit Katsover held the 3rd annual Sovereignty Conference in which the future of Judea and Samaria was discussed. It is now clear that the movement towards annulling the “2-state’ wrongful idea is gowning fast.
Applying sovereignty over Judea and Samaria has to be approached in carefully thought stages. We all know that the government of Israeli will not get up one fine morning and declare to the world that all of Judea and Samaria is now under Israeli sovereignty and each citizen there falls under Israeli law. But the public discourse is now leading as Israelis finally woke up to know that Israel cannot give up Judea and Samaria to become an Arab state, a bait to have peace that cannot be and is not guaranteed.
And thus this discourse must continue in this direction; end the separation of Judea and Samaria from Israel the whole and fulfilling the San Remo Resolution, the state of Israel from the River to the Sea.
Many people simply do not understand the entire issue of the status of Judea and Samaria and the 2-state “solution” some people decided on, because they do not have solid information. And thus it falls on those who understand and wish to promote Israeli sovereignty on all the land from the River to the Sea, to disseminate the information and created the proper atmosphere for this discourse. And this dialogue must be advanced in the most rational way, via the sharing of facts, and not emotions. After all it is the future of the state of Israel we are speaking about here.
To begin with, here are the facts as presented by Advocate Alan Baker, an expert in international law, former Israeli ambassador to Canada and a member of the Edmund Levy Committee, which issued the Levy Report, its three-person Levy Committee mandate was to examine the status of Judea and Samaria and to recommend ways to deal with the land: ‘Jews building settlements in Judea and Samaria is legal-Ten Basic Points Summarizing Israel’s Rights in Judea and Samaria’ – Now that we have covered the facts, here are some of Israel’s pundits notable suggestions and well deserve careful attention as to the alternatives to the “two-state” proposition and issues connected with this matter. There must be practical aspects of applying sovereignty; how it should be done, what status the Arabs in Judea and Samaria will have, what will be the expected reaction from the Arab and Western world and what will Israel’s response be.
Yuli Edelstein, Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs (Likud): application of sovereignty, couched in legal language, would not automatically resolve international challenges Israel would be facing, therefore, he calls to return to discourse on the rights to the land, from the historic aspect; sovereignty would send the world a clear message, this land is our land and it will be easier for Israel to face the international community hostility when the nation is united by a consensus. He calls for the remedy of the lexicon used; Israel did not conquer land of another state, definitely not a Palestinian state, because there wasn’t one and so the term “occupation” is false. Use Judea and Samaria, not West Bank, use Jewish communities not settlements.
MK Yariv Levin, Chair of the Knesset House Committee, (Likud): advocating gradual acre by acre sovereignty application method but, even if sovereignty is applied over the existing Jewish community blocs first, it is not to become the final step. Israel needs to first apply its law to all those Jews living in Judea and Samaria, both personal and general laws, first and foremost Construction laws so Jews can develop Judea and Samaria and Jewish communities to grow there, rather than being suffocated by the military.
MK Moshe Feiglin, Chairman of the Jewish Leadership faction in Likud and currently on Likud’s list: thinks it is extremely important that Israel first pays attention to and cannot afford to lose sight of places where it suppose to already have sovereignty, but is losing it. A government that does not have the courage to protect sovereignty on Temple Mount, the holiest place to Jews is not going to promote legislation for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.
MK Ze’ev Elkin, Chair of the Coalition, (Likud), and Chair of the Knesset Eretz Yisrael Committee: The Jewish state has been in a state of confusion and he hopes this period is now coming to an end. He finds it difficult to take the Oslo Accords seriously as the Arabs squandered it. What Abbas achieved at the UN, which is upgrading the Palestinian Authority status has brought the Oslo period to its end but there is no government final consensus on this yet. He suggests that Israel adopts the Arabs’ ‘Salami method’ approach, maximize possible sovereignty application at any given moment and slowly the public discourse will change as well.
Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Islam, Muslim/Arab culture and Middle East scholar and expert and a lecturer at Bar Ilan University: claims that the courts in Israel should have nothing to do with determination of borders; this is a political issue, for the Knesset to work out as only those who are victors can secure their place in the Middle East. Those who seek peace are seen weak and vanquished and continuously get kicked. He claims that Arabs believe Israel has no priori right to exist, only a posteriori, because it forced its way in and won the wars. He supports an inch by inch sovereignty application and expects disorderly incidents in Judea and Samaria but not a full scale Intifada (Uprising).
Caroline Glick, a columnist, senior editor at the Jerusalem Post and senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs for the Center for Security Policy: every Arab in Judea and Samaria shall have the opportunity to request citizenship, provided he or she meets the criteria established by the Ministry of the Interior with regard to renouncing terrorism and accepting Israel as a Jewish state. She believes Israel is entering a period that is historically revolutionary and the more the public speaks about adding Judea and Samaria to Israel’s sovereignty the more it will catch on and become inevitable. The Israeli public must be convinced, especially in terms of demographics, that the ratio of Jews to Arabs will remain in Israel’s favor. To be able to keep on the sovereignty course, matters must take place in the context of a larger change in the Israeli public mindset as well as changes in the Israeli legal system and claims Israel is now in the drivers’ seat.
MK Aryeh Eldad, M.D., member of Strong Israel party: there is a problem with the Israeli Arabs who think they are the “owners” of our land and that notion must be uprooted. He is not against the ‘salami method’, but Israel needs to be the one to be holding the salami slices. He calls to adopt the Levy Report as Israel cannot afford for the Report to accumulate dust. His vision, the Arabs can be residents of the State of Israel and the citizens or Jordan, which is Palestine, and if they do not like this situation they door is open, they can leave.
Elyakim Haetzni, former member of Knesset: claims that the act of annexation has been done already and that Israelis are already partially there to gain sovereignty over Judea and Samaria along a 1967 Knesset amendment law to govern, which says that the Israeli law and administration will apply to all of the land of Israel on which the government decided by injunction. In other words, the Knesset already gave the key to the government for an act of sovereignty and the government of Israel already has the power to annex all of Judea and Samaria without the need to the Knesset’s legislation. So in the morning the government of Israel declares the annexation of all of Judea and Samaria.
The following day the Knesset passes an autonomy law for areas ‘A’ and ‘B’ with a certain volume of authority for Arab home rule with limits by what the government of Israel will give them, which the Knesset can cancel because it is the one that has passed to law. This autonomy will be in the frame of Israeli sovereignty and the Arabs will vote in the Palestinian State of Jordan. The Arabs must rule themselves as their civilization is different from the Israeli one and it is no good for Israelis to mix with them…for how long? Till every Israeli is permitted to reside, if so he or she chooses, in the land east of the Jordan River, land that was illegally taken away from the Jewish nation.
Dr. Martin Sherman, a political scientist, believes in evacuation with compensation is the answer. He claims that between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea there will be either full Jewish sovereignty or full Arab sovereignty and the side that is to prevail is the stronger side that has more political wisdom and at the moment it is Israel but signs are not promising that this status will remain as such.
Sovereignty means, there is no room for Arab collective between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. In order for Israel to survive as the nation state of the Jewish people, the state of Israel must deal with two issues, the demographic and the geographic. It will be impossible to reach government stability if Israel leaves large areas of Arab collective between the ‘River and the Sea’.
Technically, full rights for the Arabs simply does not relate to reality that will be created on the ground. As for Arab self rule and autonomy, it is not reasonable from theoretical and pragmatic point of view. The Arabs will have autonomy not because they accept the sovereignty of the state [of Israel] but because they deny this sovereignty. Besides, what autonomy can Israel give them that will not harm the Jewish state? None, and with autonomy the present situation will only worsen.
There is a story of an American diplomat who came to visit Israel and was taken to visit the Biblical zoo where he saw a lamb in the lion’s cage. He turned to his host and said, you see the Biblical prophecy came true right here. The Israel host replied, not exactly, as each day the zoo keeper provides the lion with a new lamb. The lamb is Israel. Since its establishment it was the lamb and the Arabs the lion. Since the Oslo accords, and the peace bait that came with it, Israel not only remained the lamb but acted along the hope that things will fall into place by themselves; they did not.
The Arabs have declared political and diplomatic, economical and physical jihad on the Jewish state and Israel went along to get along and remained the lamb. Now is the time to end the lamb mentality and become the lion. The sacrifice of Jewish life and Jewish land ends right here, right now; Israelis, together and in unison, must put Judea and Samaria, the whole, under Jewish sovereignty. It is legal, it is moral, it is the right thing to do to make sure the state of Israel prevails.
Watch the entire conference dubbed in English here: