Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Jewish 'Leaders' Letter to Netanyahu is No Surprise
Posted on 07/21/2012 3:00:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
It was just a matter of time before self-appointed prominent Jewish leaders in America got organized to send a letter to PM Netanyahu claiming that Israel's int'l standing is in peril due to the recent judicial report by retired Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy who concluding that Israel is not occupying Judea and Samaria and that there is no legal prohibition to populate the land east of the 1967 "border" (actually 1949 Armistice Lines) with Jewish residents.
Beyond the issue of the report itself, why have US Jewish leaders become so agitated and disturbed?
"As strong advocates for Israels security and well-being as a Jewish and democratic state, we are deeply concerned about the recent findings of the government commission led by [retired Supreme Court Justice] Edmund Levy. We fear that if approved, this report will place the two-state solution, and the prestige of Israel as a democratic member of the international community, in peril," the letter read.
Signatories to the letter include ... (usual blowhards with money and titles).
The signatories insist on ignoring the most basic historical facts, preferring to perpetuate the false and invented narrative that pre1948, the land already belonged to the Palestinian Arabs which is a gross historical fabrication.
The signatories also refuse to acknowledge that the land was allocated for a Jewish National home by the League of Nations and then by the United Nations in a partition plan that Israel accepted and the Arabs rejected.
Why are these self-proclaimed Jewish leaders losing sleep over a judicial report that simply reiterates the truth about Israel's legal standing in Judea and Samaria?
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I hope that it's approved, so that the report will bury the two-state "solution" once and for all. As for Israel's "presitige" as a democratic member of international community, screw 'em. The "international community" has been calling us Nazis for years, even as the Palis continue to call for genocide, and the Islamists for world conquest. "You can't please everyone, so you better please yourself."
"Why are these self-proclaimed Jewish leaders losing sleep over a judicial report that simply reiterates the truth about Israel's legal standing in Judea and Samaria?"
Because we haven't annexed Judea and Samaria, which we should have done back in June of 1967, prior to the passage of UNSC Resolution 242. Everyone would have been better off, including the "Palestinians". But it's not too late for a one-state solution.
The so-called “Jewish leaders” are more “agitated” at Jews building homes in the Holy Land than they were when Hitler was gassing Jews by the millions. Read the book “Perfidy” to see why those who “led” Jews during WWII should have been executed for their treachery.
Rudolph Kastner was executed...sort of, and thereby silenced from implicating others.
LOL, never allow an inconvenient fact deter an agenda of determined appeasement.
Like the Allied leaders, the Jewish leaders refused to believe that Hitler said what he meant and meant what he said in Mein Kampf. Thats because, taken with a grain of salt, Hitler was saying in public what the Allied leaders were saying in private, and the Jews knew it.
I wish to add that an Israel without Hevron, isn’t Israel at all. If Yerushalayim is its heart of the land, Hevron is her soul, in G_d’s promise to Avraham.
Here is the dilemma of which I see no way out: annex the land, annex the people. While there may be some who would call for expulsions, I do not see this as a realistic option. Truthfully, I do not know what the answer is.
Following Netanyahu’s example of abandoning Hevron in 1997, the Israeli establishment will also try to abandon the Negev for the same reasons. It’s not status quo versus expansion.
There are times when I wonder what the source of funding is, for these “leaders”. It would make a lot of sense for the Islamists to hire some Jewish people to promote their interests.
No need. They do it for free./disgust
It doesn't need to be expulsion. Offer an emigration subsidy for any Muslim women (age 18-30) who wants to leave Israel and move elsewhere. If the Muslim women of child-bearing age move elsewhere, the problem is corrected in a generation.
I do not think that the Negev will be given up. It is on the Israeli side of the Green Line; there is little population there; and it it is too important strategically to defend against Egypt. Without the Negev Israel has no strategic depth against its largest possible adversary.
There is no one answer, just a complex puzzle. Annex the land is definitely a corner piece, but not the whole thing. The Palis can be given the option of citizenship, just as they are in Jerusalem. Expulsion is not happening, though, occasional bit of graffiti notwithstanding.
Interesting idea. Any estimates of the cost and source of funding? A major problem however would be that it is the Muslim men, not women, who make all the decisions. How much would it take to overcome their nationalistic ideas for a state of Palestine. We are not working with rational people.
There would have to be some proof of non-Jewish ancestry, though. Too many Jewish girls have been made captive brides, and this goes back a few generations. A sal pleita would be a mirror opposite of sal klita.
Then they would eventually have to be given equality under the law. Israel would then cease to be Jewish state; it would be forced to be a multi-ethnic, multi-religious secular state similar to Lebanon. There are already estimates that non Jews outnumber Jews in combined Israel/West Bank area.
That should have read “combined Israel/West Bank/Gaza” or “combined Israel/Palestine”.
The cost would be high, but the potential benefit would be higher. The money ought to be found, perhaps by beefing up the operating budget of the Misrad Hapnim (Ministry of Interior) or creating a separate ministry called Misrad Hapleita. Offer them all subsidies to leave, not just the chicks, and fair-market value for land.
For those who stay, citizenship should be an option. Most will take it as a matter of personal honor and nationalism NOT to apply for citizenship, as they already do in Jerusalem. So Pali nationalism would actually mitigate and reduce the electoral impact of annexation.
This would change in a heartbeat if they realized that they could be the electoral majority. First order of business in a new non-Jewish majority parliament: change the State of Israel to the State of Palestine. Second order of business: grant citizenship to all Palestinian refugees. This is the dilemma of which I see no way out with annexation.
I’ve been over this enough times with Gandalftb. Those estimates are fictional, relying on PA made-up statistics and outdated demographic projections. Jews outnumber Arabs here, and are likely to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.
But even assuming those estimates/projections are right, if we one day are in the minority here, then so be it. The Arabs will then get the upper hand regardless of what political gobbledegook designates one part of Israel as “territory” and the other as “Israel proper” (Euuch! I said that! Gotta go wash my hands). You play the cards you are dealt, without hiding from them. The two-state “solution” is a bust, morally, legally, and practically. Time for a one-state solution.