The Case for a Larger Israel.
by David Naggar. (alargerisrael.com)
When I was an active litigator, I kept in mind what decent lawyers know: if someone sues your client, it is generally advisable to sue back. With a countersuit in place, the dynamics of the negotiation changes. Each side may be owed something, and advocates and peacemakers alike must take this into account when proposing a settlement.
As of yet, Israel’s advocates have not presented a credible countersuit against those who demand that Israel withdraw to its pre-1967 borders. No one has effectively put forth a case that Israel, to be a self-sustaining viable State, must have adequate territory, and that a self-sustaining viable Israel not only serves the interests of peace, but also greatly benefits humanity otherwise. A more balanced negotiation, and a more enduring peace between Israel and her neighbours will arise from advancing this case. Only by laying out this argument will Israel’s full needs be taken into account when the time comes to set regional borders.
The international consensus solution, two States - one Israeli, one Palestinian—within the confines of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank - is based on fatally flawed assumptions. Even if two such States could be delineated by fiat, doing so would not produce a lasting peace. Neither State would be viable. And with ever advancing technology, and ever more powerful arsenals, it should be clear that failure to achieve true peace may eventually lead to a much wider and more lethal war.
Therefore, the assumptions underlying these international proposals must be revisited. The problem must be considered anew. A better approach to a sustainable peace must be found and pursued.
For the sake of Israelis and Arabs, lasting peace and the betterment of humanity, the failed status quo must change. Israel must exist on a plot of land large enough for it to be self-reliant. Palestinian Arabs must also either have their own plot of land large enough to create a viable State, or, they must be afforded the opportunity to achieve full self-determination as citizens of other Arab States.
Still Delusional. The "Convergence Plan" – the idea of forcibly expelling many tens of thousands of Jews from communities in Judea and Samaria in a unilateral move – is still viable, according to Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres (Leader of Labor party). Asked on Saturday whether the "dismantling" of settlements was still on the government's agenda, Peres said: "Settlements will be removed…” Peres' statement appears to be at odds with previous statements by Olmert, that he had abandoned the unilateralist approach after debacle war in Lebanon.
Justice Under Political Pressure. Last Tuesday, Israel's high court delayed the release of the first official report on the State's conduct during the Lebanon war, giving a respite to beleaguered Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The inquiry is one of several probes into the conduct of the army and government in the July-August war, when northern Israel was hit by over 4,000 rockets fired by Lebanon's Shiite militia, Hezbollah. Olmert and Defence Minister Amir Peretz have rejected public calls to resign over the war's failure.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Throughout history, up to 20 million Africans have been enslaved by Arabs. The slave trade is still an ugly reality of the present. Surprisingly, there are no calls for an apology, compensation by oil-rich Arab countries or reconciliation. What a hypocritical world we are living in!
Six Qassam missiles were fired from Gaza last week, even after the Russian foreign minister reported that Hamas had promised to end its violence against Israel, including missile attacks. – The words of the Liars (Hamas, Russia, the UN, etc) have no value.
Endless Self-Hate. Israeli left-wing activists, together with foreign PLO supporters, plan to build outpost settlements and plant trees on behalf of Arab residents in Judea and Samaria. The land of which they are seeking to take control, in some cases, is defined as State land, making the construction illegal.
Silencing Zionists in Israel. Israel’s authorities are conducting a witch-hunt against supporters of original Zionism. Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, a leader of a hard-line Orthodox rabbinical forum, was taken into custody on suspicion of inciting violence, after he described Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh, chief of Israeli forces in the West Bank, as a “moser” or “betrayer of Jews”.
Low Expectations are Met. No one expected that the tripartite American-Israeli-Palestinian summit would make any startling breakthroughs. For days, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and PA President Mahmoud Abbas had been lowering expectations. (And they were not disappointed! What was the point of the meeting? - Another useless photo-op, pretending that the ‘road map’ is still alive, duping Jews into the continuation of a policy leading inevitably toward self-destruction!)
Desecration of Ancient Mt. Olives Graves. The ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mt. of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem's Old City is being frequently vandalised. There is extensive desecration of many graves at the site including graffiti and smashed headstones. "If such vandalism as the smashing of headstones and the desecration of graves had occurred in a Jewish cemetery in Europe, I am convinced that the entire Jewish world would be shocked…” said Knesset Member Zevulun Orlev.
Quote of the Week:
"[The Israelis] claim that 2000 years ago they had a Temple. I challenge the claim that this is so. But even if it is so, we do not accept [Israeli’s claims on the Temple Mount] it." - Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), August 25, 2000 - View of a ‘Moderate’ Arab leader! Their goal is the annihilation of Israel. Negotiation is just a tool!
New International Assault on Israel. A UN report accuses Israel of apartheid and terrorism. The media regularly blame Israel for the PA’s woes. The Arab states slam Temple Mount work as anti-Muslim. (Whenever Arabs break their agreements with Israel and increase their terrorist activity against Jews, the UN and the international pack of dogs initiate a barking campaign against Israel!!)
When Will the Humiliation End? The dig, 50-60 meters from the Temple Mount compound where the al Aqsa Mosque is situated, has sparked a spate of Muslim propaganda protests. Teams of UNESCO, Turkish and Jordanian experts are coming to study Israel’s archaeological dig. (When will the Israeli politicians realize that they are leaders of a sovereign State? It is time to shake off the galut slave’s mentality!)
Arabs Support One-state Solution. The overwhelming majority of Palestinians (94%) support the Mecca agreement. 75% of Palestinians do not think that [in principle] Israel has the right to exist. 70% support One State. (So do I, as a Jewish State without our enemies in it!)
UNRWA’s Money Pit. On Wednesday, the United Nations asked for $26 million totally remodel a Syrian camp that originally housed troops in the Second World War, and that has been home to 18,000 Palestinian refugees for 60 years. (The Arab countries artificially maintain the ‘refugee problem’ and the anti-Semitic international community is only too happy to facilitate this fraud!)
Israel Must Remain Jewish. Heads of the Druze and Circassian communities in Israel objected on Thursday to Adalah’s proposal to end the Jewish character of the state of Israel. Adalah, an Israeli Arab group, called for Israel to be defined as multicultural rather than Jewish. The group also asked that the Law of Return, which allows Jews to return to Israel, be cancelled in favor of a law encouraging mass Arab immigration. (The Arabs just want to make a second Lebanon, which used to be Christian country, out of Israel. In their vocabulary, Multicultural means Arab and Muslim! The Druze and Circassians understand the Arabs’ nature better!)
Result of Oslo Education Program. A new poll released by Near East Consulting, a Palestinian research institute, asked Palestinians, "Does Israel have the right to exist?" Among young people ages 18-25, those who have been most influenced by PA education, between 84% and 93% denied Israel's right to exist. PA teachings denying Israel's right to exist are endemic throughout PA society. (At the same time, Jews are brain-washed into self-denial of their rights to Eretz-Israel, the Land of Israel!)
Israel a “Vital Friend”. A new Gallup poll shows that more than half of American citizens consider Israel to be a "vital friend" in the Middle East. 63 percent – rated Israel favourably, The Palestinian Authority was rated close to the bottom of the list at 16 percent, only one percent higher than Iraq at 15 percent. (Despite the policy of duplicity conducted by the US, Israel is the only true friend the Americans have in the Middle East!)
Another Jewish ‘Jester’ is Sacrificed.
Former senior White House official, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted on four out of five charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, but not for the disclosure of CIA agent’s identity. Libby, who is Jewish, was Mr Cheney's chief of staff and a senior national security adviser to the Vice-President and Mr Bush. He was also a key player in making the case for war in Iraq and his conviction will revive serious questions about whether the Bush Administration misused intelligence to invade that country.
The White House anticipates Libby putting Cheney on the defensive with claims that the Vice-President ordered Libby to relay classified information – a charge that could lead to a congressional probe and even impeachment proceedings. US President George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney issued statements saying they were "saddened" and "disappointed" respectively by the jury's decision. (Crocodile tears! Libby is going to prison for doing his master’s dirty work. When Jews do a great job, ‘masters’ take the credit. When blunders are made, Jews are most likely to be made the scapegoat!)