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Time to Annex Judea and Samaria
FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 17, 2013 | Steven Plaut

Posted on 01/17/2013 5:37:51 AM PST by SJackson

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Time to Annex Judea and Samaria

Posted By Steven Plaut On January 17, 2013 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments

In a few months it will be the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the “Oslo Accord” on the White House lawn.  In that signing, Yassir Arafat, on behalf of the so-called “Palestinian Liberation Organization,” committed himself and his “people” to conduct negotiations with Israel that would lead to a peaceful resolution of the Middle East Arab-Israeli conflict. He forswore unilateral actions and decisions.

Since then, the “Palestinian Authority,” which was set up by the PLO, has violated every single clause in that and the subsequent Oslo Accords.  Twenty years hence, the “Palestinians” as represented by the “Authority” have yet to comply with a single one of their obligations.  Arafat and his gangsters simply used the Accord as a cover to gain control over part of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  They then converted all the territory they controlled into bases for launching terrorist aggression against Israel.  The Palestinian terrorist groups have murdered at least 1700 Israeli civilians since signing that first “peace accord.”  Thousands of Palestinian rockets have been launched into Israel aimed at Israeli civilians, and not just by the Hamas.  “Palestinian leaders” repeat several times each day before breakfast that their aim is the obliteration of Israel altogether and that they will never recognize the legitimacy of Israel within any set of borders.

The media controlled by the “Authority” and the terrorist organizations have been thoroughly nazified; they broadcast anti-Semitic filth that exceeds what the German Nazis broadcast in the 1930s.  The Gaza Strip has been completely nazified. Very little distinguishes the Islamofascism of the Hamas from the Islamofascism of the PLO, and the “president” of the Palestinian Authority is a certified Holocaust Denier.

And now to top it all off, the “Palestinian Authority” has unilaterally declared itself to be a sovereign state and applied for United Nations membership as such.  This is just the latest and not even the worst violation of “Palestinian” obligations under the Oslo Accords.

There is growing debate about how Israel should respond to the behavior of the “Palestinians.”  Indeed, there have already been calls in Israel to implement part of the proposals that follow here.  This unilateral “declaration” of Palestinian statehood and bid for international recognition is not just a wholesale repudiation of the Oslo Accords by the “Palestinians.”  It is also as much a declaration of war as was the secession of South Carolina.  Any similar “secession” would be casus belli in any other country on the planet and would be suppressed with arms.  And any country endorsing or supporting such secession would be treated as an enemy belligerent.

Israel must make it crystal clear: the experimental Israeli willingness to consider acquiescing in the creation of a separate Palestinian state is over.  The “Palestinians” never had a legitimate claim to statehood in the first place, although in exchange for peace Israel was in the past willing to overlook this.  The “Palestinians” forfeited any shaky claim they might have had to statehood because of their behavior during the past two decades, indeed during the past century, their nonstop barbarism and mass atrocities.  This is much like the East Prussians and Sudeten Germans forfeiting all THEIR rights to self-determination and even to autonomy after World War II.

Israel must declare: The game of pretense and fiction is over.  Israel is no longer willing to pretend that there exists some sort of “Palestinian people” entitled to statehood.  The “Palestinians” are Arabs, and Arabs already have 22 states.  They will not get yet another inside Israeli lands.  Any Palestinian wishing to enjoy national sovereignty is free to move to one of those 22 Arab states, but no Arab sovereignty will exist in Israeli territory, meaning the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

The “Palestinian declaration of statehood” must be dealt with by means of a unilateral Israeli settlement imposed on the West Bank and de-nazification of the local population.

The principles upon which such a unilateral Israeli concordance and resolution must be founded are these:

1.  The West Bank belongs to Israel and is Israeli in all ways.  No non-Israeli sovereignty of any form will be permitted in the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.  The West Bank is part of the Jewish national homeland, always was, and always will be.

2.  “Palestinian” Arabs living in the West Bank will not receive Israeli citizenship and will not vote in Israeli national elections.

3.  The land and resources in the West Bank will remain under Israeli supervision, control, and regulation.

4.  “Palestinians” who do not wish to live under Israeli sovereignty will be free to leave.  Israel may consider providing financial support, property compensation, or incentives for those so wishing to leave.

5.  Most “Palestinians” choosing to remain in the West Bank will live in reservations, in some ways resembling Native-American-Indian territories that function inside the United States (possibly even including casinos), although in some ways they will differ.  Reservations will be operated in those parts of the West Bank that have large concentrations of Arab population, meaning Jericho, Nablus, Ramallah, Jenin, Tul Karem, and a few other areas.  Reservations will NOT have territorial contiguity.  In each reservation, the “Palestinians” will be permitted autonomy and limited self-rule to manage their own local affairs as long as violence is completely absent from the reservation.  Where violence is present, they will be denied autonomy.  Reservations from which terrorism arises may be shut down and their populations dispersed.  Arabs engaging in or supporting terrorism in any way will be deported.

6.  “Palestinians” in the West Bank will be considered to be resident aliens within the Jewish state.  Many still have Jordanian passports and citizenship and will be considered resident Jordanians.  “Palestinians” who do not have Jordanian citizenship will be stateless unless they obtain citizenship from some other country.

7.  Jews will have the right to live anywhere they wish in the West Bank outside the reservations assigned to the “Palestinian” Arabs. The territory in the West Bank in which Arabs do not live or live sparsely, and this includes the Jordan Valley and the sparse areas in between the reservations, will be opened to unlimited Jewish settlement.

The villages and towns with the Arab reservations will be assigned to two lists, a white list and a black list.  Those in the white list will manage their own affairs without interference from the Israeli central authorities.  Residents of white-list towns may hold commuter jobs in Israeli cities and industrial parks.  The local authorities in the white areas will manage their schools and other local institutions.  They will collect their own taxes and may benefit from revenue sharing arrangements with the Israeli fiscal authorities, like other Israeli towns.  They might be allowed to operate their own local police forces.  Residents in white-listed areas will be fully and freely mobile, able to move freely within and among all white-list areas. They will be allowed to develop local industry and tourist services.  Their residents will have access to Israel universities, health facilities, and other services.

Those towns and villages in the black list will enjoy none of the above.  Their residents will be denied the opportunity to hold day jobs in Israeli cities and industrial parks.  They will have no access to Israeli services.  They will have control over nothing.  Their residents will be prevented from moving freely outside their reservation, except in cases where they wish to leave the country altogether.  They will receive no shared revenues, no fiscal incentives.

Villages and towns will be assigned to the two lists based entirely on one single factor: violence.  Areas in which violence occurs, and this includes rock throwing, will be assigned to the black list.  Areas in which violence is absent will be assigned to the white list.  Towns and villages will be reassigned to the black list from the white list when terrorism, sniping, mortars, rockets, or other forms of violence occur there.  Towns and villages in the black list will be assigned to the white list only when the local population cooperates fully with Israel in apprehending and arresting the terrorists and those engaged in violence, and takes other effective actions to end the violence.  Otherwise they will remain on the black list indefinitely.  Entry into black list areas will be denied to foreigners, journalists, and especially to the “International Solidarity” anarchists and their ilk. Any such anarchist infiltrating the areas of the black list will be denied permission to leave them and will remain there indefinitely, or else will be imprisoned by Israel.

This of course leaves the dilemma of the Gaza Strip.  As noted, because of the Israeli folly of withdrawing from and abandoning its control over the Gaza Strip, the area is now nothing more than a large rocket-launching terrorist base.  I happen to believe that, in the long run, Israel will have no choice but to re-impose its complete control over the Gaza Strip.

But for the immediate future, an Israeli unilateral set of moves will be necessary here as well.  Basically these must consist of a three-pronged assault against Gaza the very first time that a rocket is launched into Israel from that territory.  In this assault, Israel will seize a strip of land several kilometers wide that will divide the Gaza Strip from Egypt and this will end the massive smuggling of weapons, explosives, drugs and other materials into Gaza.  The other two prongs will split Gaza into three smaller segments.  Israel will control movement of people and materials among these segments.  It will arrest and shoot terrorists on the spot.  And eventually it may impose the system of reservations and the white-black lists upon Gaza as well.

This is how Israel should respond to the declaration of war by the “Palestinians” in their unilateral declaration of statehood.



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1 posted on 01/17/2013 5:38:02 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

For a moment I thought this was a missive of Pompey the Great and his siege of Jerusalem in 63 BC :)


2 posted on 01/17/2013 5:46:57 AM PST by Cronos (Middle English prest, priest, Old English pruost, Late Latin presbyter, Latin presbuteros)
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Won't happen, annexation without a grant of citizenship would never be accepted. Interesting idea though, resident aliens in large number are common throughout the region. Millions of them palestinians which doesn't trouble the world at all. IMO simply defining non negotiable borders would be a better idea.

3 posted on 01/17/2013 5:47:44 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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Won't happen, annexation without a grant of citizenship would never be accepted. Interesting idea though, resident aliens in large number are common throughout the region. Millions of them palestinians which doesn't trouble the world at all. IMO simply defining non negotiable borders would be a better idea.

4 posted on 01/17/2013 5:48:01 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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Won't happen, annexation without a grant of citizenship would never be accepted. Interesting idea though, resident aliens in large number are common throughout the region. Millions of them palestinians which doesn't trouble the world at all. IMO simply defining non negotiable borders would be a better idea.

5 posted on 01/17/2013 5:49:09 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

A bunch of disaffected arabs.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 5:49:52 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SJackson
Good morning. I like the proposals except...

I happen to believe that, in the long run, Israel will have no choice but to re-impose its complete control over the Gaza Strip.

I'm kinda partial to turning it into a glass parking lot, but that's just me.

5.56mm

7 posted on 01/17/2013 6:34:06 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: SJackson

His approach is thoughtful and very measured, and I agree that Israel must reclaim the West Bank and Gaza. Past the time to stop playing “peace games” with those haters who truly don’t have a stake in Israel’s homeland.


8 posted on 01/17/2013 7:33:01 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SJackson

To call it Israel without Judea or Hevron is an abomination against G_d’s covenant.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 7:50:55 AM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: SJackson

Reasonable. And necessary.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 10:46:26 AM PST by EternalVigilance (It's amazing how expensive "free" can be.)
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To: SJackson

Included should be a promise to any and all surrounding nations that if they should attempt to interfere, any territory gained in the ensuing hostilities will henceforth be retained and annexed in perpetuity to Israel as well.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 10:49:25 AM PST by EternalVigilance (It's amazing how expensive "free" can be.)
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To: SJackson; Travis McGee; rmlew; Eleutheria5; MestaMachine; onyx

Some of us here have been saying for years that they need to all of the above.

STEVE PLAUT FOR PRIME MINISTER.


12 posted on 01/17/2013 3:35:25 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Carry_Okie

Can’t disagree, but it’s up to Israel and Israelis


13 posted on 01/17/2013 6:30:46 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: onyx

Yes, but there has to be a solution for the locals. Do they become Israeli citizens. Might work. No arab state will accept them. The idea that the resident arab muslims of the Judea and Samaria will be wanderers forever won’t fly. Have to figure out what to do with the South Syrians and Egyptians. Or simply draw borders


14 posted on 01/17/2013 6:34:00 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Yehuda

I like Steve Plaut. I’m not sure he’s Prime Minister material. But then, as a Chicago person, looking at our leadership, he’d be OK. But seriously, annexation is Israel’s business, but it has to encompass the Arab residents. And expelling them won’t work, imo Israelis won’t support that. What do you do with them? IMO draw borders, let them fester on the other side. Or create a new, vibrant, palestinian nation, which is fine with me. But if they build a casino like Jericho, they can’t shoot at the customers, cause they won’t be repeat customers. Or if they are lucky enough to inherit hydroponic greenhouses, stripping them for the copper isn’t a good long term idea.


15 posted on 01/17/2013 6:40:48 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson
They've been nomads before, but I understand your point.

Allow them Israeli citizenship? Yikes. I don't know. I hate the idea of Moselms in Israel, just like I hate the idea of the massive populations here with their mosques, but maybe it might work.

Like you said, the South Syrians and Egyptians are another matter, but they might be more complaint, given the current conditions of their war torn governments.
16 posted on 01/17/2013 6:41:13 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Yehuda

Shalom Yehuda.

I’ll stick with Bibi. I don’t know STEVE PLAUT, but if you like him, I do!


17 posted on 01/17/2013 6:43:17 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: EternalVigilance

Reasonable, maybe but not imo, necessary, yes, a unilateral solution is necessary. While not likely, I doubt there’d be any physical reaction to Plaut’s ideas, what local state is going to fight for palestinians. If they could destroy Israel, different issue, but to “protect” palestinians, not happening.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 6:44:43 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: onyx

I have my opinion about citizenship, but it’s not my decision. And unilateral annexation means dealing with the population. Israel legally annexed Jerusalem, and though many Arab residents didn’t accept Israeli citizenship, it’s still available to them to this day. IMO, foolish, should set a timeframe, but not my business. Set the borders, build within them, enforce security on the other side. My opinion only, but finalize things. These are our borders, you may be neighbors or if you prefer enemies, but this is who and where we are. Where the borders are set is up to Israel, in the absence of legitimate negotiations. In a century, the issues can be revisited.


19 posted on 01/17/2013 6:51:55 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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Well past time, aamof.

Thanks SJackson.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 7:00:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SJackson

“Or create a new, vibrant, palestinian nation,”

C’mon, are you kidding? Did you leave off the “/s”?

WHY DOES ISRAEL NEED TO INCLUDE THEM AS CITIZENS? The so-called “palestinians” won’t even ALLOW JEWS TO LIVE in “Palestine”, forget about citizenship.

“And expelling them won’t work, imo Israelis won’t support that.”

My dear FRiend, Israel is moving further and further to the Right, they see the “Springtime for Hitler” surrounding them, time to clean the cancer out before it spreads so far its untreatable.

I have asked you this before: Would you think they could “justify” expelling them if some jihadi, H’VS, blew up A THOUSAND JEWS? How many more zeros would it take, in your opinion?


21 posted on 01/17/2013 10:33:36 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: onyx

Howdy, Onyx!

Dr. Plaut is great, more of him here:

Sarcastic:

http://www.masada2000.org/liberals.html

Serious:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/813507/posts


22 posted on 01/17/2013 10:49:32 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: EternalVigilance; Travis McGee

“Included should be a promise to any and all surrounding nations that if they should attempt to interfere, any territory gained in the ensuing hostilities will henceforth be retained and annexed in perpetuity to Israel as well.”

Now we’re talking.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 10:54:45 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: Yehuda

His sarcasm is wonderful.
I will take time later tonight to thoroughly read Tikkun Olam.
Thanks very much, dearest Yehuda!


24 posted on 01/17/2013 11:03:53 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SJackson

I’m so completely biased in Israel’s favor, that I have no use for the Arabs. They’re nomadic anyway and Jordan is their home. Look what they’ve done to Gaza. Israel should never again cede any land. I think it’s time to reclaim land and keep it.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 11:07:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Yehuda

I’ve bookmarked “Tikkun Olam”! Thank you so much, Yehuda!
He explained it perfectly for even me to understand. The secular, or liberal Jews have so distorted Judaism, they might as well be atheists, which is my suggestion for the abortion-loving Catholics.

News to Schumer and company, there’s no place in Judaism for homosexual marriage!


26 posted on 01/17/2013 11:32:17 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SJackson

Israel is doing this. Israel is saying that. Israel believes this, that and the other thing. Who is this Israel? There are numerous actors and talkers here, some of whom would agree with what Plaut is saying, but some of whom would not. But Israel is not embodied in any one person, and Israelis do not have one voice. Would that we did.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 2:38:08 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Yehuda

The word, “mottled”, comes to mind.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 3:04:26 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: onyx

Amen to it all!


29 posted on 01/18/2013 8:03:30 AM PST by Yehuda
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