by Victor Rosenthal
One of the favorite lines heard from Israel’s Left is that they want to “separate” from the Palestinians, or, lately, to “divorce” them. This may sound like a good idea, but it is a poor analogy. In the usual divorce, one of the former partners moves away. They don’t try to continue living in the same house.
The separation or divorce that they are talking about is the same old thing: they want Israel to withdraw from most or all of Judea and Samaria, and allow the creation of a Palestinian state. Whatever you call it, the consequences will be the same: the advancement to the next stage of Yasser Arafat’s “Phased Plan” for the destruction of Israel, and a return to what Abba Eban called “Auschwitz borders.”
...It wasn’t always thus. Right after the First World War, the victorious Western powers for a short time were prepared to set aside a portion of the former Ottoman Empire that had already been developed by Zionist immigration, and which just happened to be the historic home of the Jewish people, for settlement by the exiled remnants of those people. This was seen as a win-win situation for everyone involved: the Zionists would get their homeland, the Europeans would (ultimately) get rid of their Jews, and the British – who would hold the Mandate for the sake of the Jews – would get a convenient place to stand to protect the flank of the Suez Canal, and maybe to build a railroad from the port of Haifa to the Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire, India.
Almost immediately, the British began reneging on their responsibilities toward the Jews, limiting Jewish immigration and encouraging local Arabs in their desire to see the whole Mandate become an Arab state...
The 1948 War of independence and the 1967 Six Days war – a war of aggression intended to destroy the Jewish state – finally established Jewish control of the all the land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan. The 1973 Yom Kippur war proved that even under the worst conditions, the newly expanded state was defensible...
There are spiritual and historical reasons that Judea and Samaria should be in Jewish hands. But whether or not they are important to you, there are also brute facts of geography: without control of the high ground of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, the state cannot be defended. We must not go back to Auschwitz borders.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
There is only one explanation why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also currently serving multiple ministerial positions. It is FEAR! He is pathologically fearful of political challenge from members of his own party, Likud, and leaders of coalition partners. This is not a democracy - but a paranoid autocracy!
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with Israeli-Arab MKs in Istanbul and thanked them for "representing the Palestinian demands in the Knesset" and opposing Israel's "baseless rhetoric against Turkey." Erdoğan also praised the MKs for their steadfastness against "Israeli oppression" and the Nation-State Law, which Erdogan called "the Jewish State Law."
Amnesty targets Airbnb for insufficient compliance with BDS! In November 2018, Airbnb pledged to remove all listings in settlements in Judea and Samaria. It appears that Amnesty International is now dedicated to an all-out campaign against Israel, fuelled by unabashed anti-Semitism. (Who is funding Amnesty now? Why there is no interest in real human rights violations and crimes against humanity in Muslim countries!)
Almost 9 months after the elections, Saad al-Hariri forms third government including 3 Hezbollah ministers despite US and European pressure, threats to withhold aid. US warned Hezbollah not to funnel Lebanese ministry’s money to terror. The country is dealing with soaring public debt of $84 billion, or 155 percent of the gross domestic product, and unemployment believed to be around 36 percent.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt called the 1939 White Paper which blocked Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine a "black moment" in Britain's history. The 1939 White Paper limited Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine to just 75,000 people over five years, with even that number being subject to the approval of the local Arab leadership. In total only 51,000 Jews were allowed to legally enter the territory between 1939 and 1944. (This followed with international blockade of Jewish immigration from Europe prior to WWII - intentional facilitation of genocide of Jewish people! After the war, during the War of Independence Israel was not allowed legally to arm itself against seven attacking Muslim states!)
US technology giant Intel Corp is to invest an “unprecedented” NIS 40 billion (approx. $10.9b.) in the company’s Israel-based operations. Prior to announcement, Intel had invested an estimated $38 billion in Israel since it first established its presence in the country in 1974. The expansion is expected to add 1,000 new employees to Intel’s workforce of nearly 13,000 in Israel.
Israel announced that it would not to renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH), an international force that has been accused by Israel of acting against it. (Why did it take so long?)
USAID Cuts off Aid to Enemies of Israel
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has ceased all assistance to Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. It will also end about $60 million in US aid for the PA security forces.
Quote of the Week:
“It is a little known fact that most of today’s Muslim quarter was actually Jewish until the Arab riots and pogroms of the 1920s and 1930s pushed the indigenous Jews out and into the present Jewish quarter. In 1948 the Jewish quarter was wiped out by the Jordanian Legions.” - Dovid Mark - the British, who were in charge of the Mandate to secure creation of the Jewish state - Ertz-Israel, encouraged Arabs to commit anti-Jewish riots and facilitated transfer of Jewish population from Trans-Jordan, Hebron and other parts of our land!
The Mandate - A Story of Legalised Robbery!
by Steven Shamrak.
From the moment of recognising the right of Jewish people to live on the land of their ancestors the international community, represented by the League of Nations and the United Nations, have made all possible efforts to deny the Jewish people this right. Lead and controlled by Great Britain and France, those institutions rubberstamped and authorised the greatest legalised robbery in modern history. Any conceivable shady and disgusting deals were made to prevent the creation of the state of Israel on Eretz Israel (Land of Israel)!
In July 1922 the League of Nations entrusted the Great Britain with the Palestine Mandate. Recognizing "the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine," Great Britain was called upon to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine - Eretz Israel (Land of Israel).
Preamble. Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people…
Article 2. The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble...
Article 5. The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power...
Three months later, in order to obtain full control over the Suez Canal, Great Britain made a deal with Hashemite Kingdom, Egypt and France. The trans-Jordan (77% of the Mandate) was given to the king's brother in exchange for the Sinai, which was given to Egypt. Golan Heights (5% of the Palestinian Mandate) was ceded to the French controlled Syrian Mandate. This robbery was legalised immediately by the puppet of the Great Britain and France, the League of Nations! It was a clear violation of Article 5 of the Palestinian Mandate. Our 'friends' are still quite generous in giving away the Jewish land!
Between 1922 and 1948, Jews were not allowed to move and live in the Trans-Jordan, but Great Britain and the Arab sheikhs facilitated the transfer of tens of thousands of Muslims to the Western side of the Palestinian Mandate. They were brought by truck loads from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt to the remaining part of the Mandate. At the same time, the immigration of the Jews was restricted and continuously hindered by Great Britain, the governing authority.
At the end, in its 'generosity', the United Nations divided the remaining 18% of the Palestinian Mandate into a maze of six ugly triangles. Three of them were given to Jews, Jerusalem was not included!
The Jewish people have been systematically robbed by the International community of their land rights. Our rights and inspirations have been ignored and crushed by the cruelty of International anti-Semitism! Why do Jewish leaders subscribe to the anti-Israel lies of our enemies? Why are Israeli political leaders not demanding the return of the Jewish land? We have all legal, historical, moral and spiritual rights to reclaim the Palestine Mandated lands as - Eretz Israel!