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Annexation and Withdrawal: A Modest Proposal

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When is enough really enough? For the State of Israel, apparently, still not yet.

Israeli military occupation over the “West Bank” is a 45-year-old mistake and must now end with Israel’s official annexation of the Jewish heartland. There should also be a withdrawal, not from any land but from the United Nations.

For the sake of Jewish identity, heritage, and history – and of Israeli security and survivability – Israel should immediately assert sovereignty over Judea and Samaria (Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and west Menasheh), granting Palestinian Arabs the dignified options of permanent residency status or emigration with compensation.

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Those Arabs who wish to remain should be allowed to do so and enjoy the rights of permanent residents while fulfilling the attendant responsibilities. Those who wish to leave should be paid fair market value for their property, plus a reasonable sum to cover moving expenses to Jordan (Palestine) or elsewhere. Those who insist on violence should be dealt with accordingly.

Israel should also withdraw immediately from the United Nations (whose full name seems more accurately to be UNAI, the United Nations Against Israel) and help found a robust league of democracies, a new body where human rights violators don’t preside over human rights councils and where blocs of Islamists and communists don’t dictate to progressive republics. The UN might have arguably been the greatest endeavor man ever embarked upon; instead, it is a tiresome farce run by malevolent circus clowns. This is one club to which the Jew, and the Jewish State, should not belong and not wish to belong.

These are no extreme measures; rather, they are reasonable and moderate propositions representing nothing more than common sense. Such steps ought to have been taken long ago.

Whatever Israel does or does not do, it will face global condemnation. Therefore, it only stands to reason that it should do what is necessary and proper for its fundamental needs as the Jewish national home, and act both domestically and internationally with self-respect and determination on behalf of all its citizens and residents, Jewish or otherwise. Acting with halfheartedness and trepidation invites the world’s contempt like nothing else.

Israel, you are not the world’s piñata; end the masochism. It’s enough already.

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  • Our failing Prime Minister of Israel Bibi.
    The Nation of Israel will remember the inept action of our failing Prime Minister of Israel Bibi in the annals of the History of Israel since its rebirth; refusing an extreme response against terror by terrorists that are weighting on us a heavy prices without a strong and proper response from our fearful right wing government. The nation of Israel will remember the fears and weakness of our Prime Minister Bibi that we elected by me and most of the nation. And if his fears from the United States and Europe disable him from doing his job in protecting Israel and expelling the families of the terrorists; implementing national law and establishing a new Jewish settlement every place a settler is murdered; reducing the number of new construction and not utilizing strong and extreme response against the Arab leadership that incites terror and MK’s in Israel’s government. The nation of Israel will remember the failure of “Mr. Security” Bibi to defend the citizens of our nation Israel.

  • Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria is Jewish territory – No annexation is required
    If anything it may need to be re-incorporated or re-patriated.
    Let me pose an interesting scenario. If you had a country and it was conquered by foreign powers over a period of time. After many years you have taken back you country and land in various defensive wars. Do you have to officially annex those territories. It was always your territory and by retaking control and possession of your territory it is again your original property and there is no need to annex it. The title to your property is valid today as it was many years before.
    Annexation only applies when you are taking over territory that was never yours to begin with, just like some European countries annexed territories of other countries.
    YJ Draiman

    Jews hold title to the Land of Greater Israel even if outnumbered a million to one.
    The fact that more foreigners than Jews occupied the Land of Israel during certain periods of time does not diminish true ownership. If my house is invaded by a family ten times larger that mine does that obviate my true ownership?

  • The Arabs do not want peace with Israel and they state so publicly. Stop deluding yourselves that the Arabs want peace and face reality. They want all of Israel and they do not hide their intent. Peace might be valid if the so-called fictitious Arab/Palestinians wanted to live in peace. They state clearly by statement and action that their goal is to drive the Jewish people out and take all of Israel. Their method is killing, destruction and hate. They perpetuate this strategy by lying to their people and indoctrinating their children with hate. They are a pathetically unproductive people that beg and accept millions in support but spend it on weapons and hate. Would you want to share a small country with these primitive barbaric people who know nothing but terror and killing including their own Muslim people by the thousands every month? If you are silent to the Arab/Muslim atrocities than your complicity in their crimes is also accountable. That makes the slent majority guilty.

  • Another two-state solution? Solution to what problem?
    The first two-state solution, taking the 3/4 of the Mandate east of the Jordan River while violating international law, to create another Jew-free Arab state name Jordan, didn’t solve the problem of violent Arab rejection of an infidel state on supposed Islamic land. The second two-state solution to the problem the Arabs’ genocidal attempts to kill every Jews living on another supposed Islamic land, turning complete domestic control to the Arabs in a Jew-free Gaza, brought no peace either. It only brought terror and violence with rockets raining on Israeli communities.
    What suggests that another two-state solution will fair any better when the Arabs consider every part of the Jewish state to be illegal settlements?

  • The frequently voiced complaint that the state being offered to the Arab-Palestinians comprises only 22 percent of Palestine is obviously invalid. The truth is exactly the reverse. From the above history and international treaties, it is obvious that the territory on both sides of the Jordan was legally designated for the Jewish homeland by the 1920 San Remo Conference, mandated to Britain as trustee, confirmed by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres and Lausanne and endorsed by the League of Nations in 1922, affirmed in the Anglo-American Convention on Palestine in 1925 and confirmed in 1945 by article 80 of the UN. Yet, approximately 80% of this territory was illegally excised from the territory in May 1923 when, in violation of the mandate and the San Remo resolution, Britain gave autonomy to Transjordan (now known as Jordan) under as-Sharif Abdullah bin al-Hussein. Further-more, as the San Remo resolution has never been abrogated, it was and continues to be legally binding between the several parties who signed it. It is therefore obvious that the legitimacy of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and a Jewish state in Palestine all derive from the same international agreement at San Remo.

    During WWII the British as trustee for the Jewish people in the Mandate for Palestine, violated the International treaty by restricting Jewish immigration and turned back Jewish refugee ships who were escaping from German extermination camps, thereby sending many Jews back to be exterminated. The British went as far as blowing-up Jewish refugee ships destined for Palestine-Israel under “Operation Embarrass”. The British are responsible for the death of millions of Jews.

    In essence, when Israel entered and liberated the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Jerusalem in 1967 it did not occupy territory to which any other party had title. While Jerusalem and the West Bank, (Judea and Samaria), were illegally occupied by Jordan in 1948 they remained in effect part of the Jewish National Home that had been created at 1920 San Remo and confirmed by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres and Lausanne, thus, in the 1967 6-Day War Israel, in effect, recovered and liberated territory that legally belonged to Israel, when you are liberating your own land and territory, no annexation is required.
    To quote Judge Schwebel, a former President of the ICJ (International Court of Justice), “As between Israel, acting defensively in 1948 and 1967, on the one hand, and her Arab neighbors, acting aggressively, in 1948 and 1967, on the other, Israel has the better absolute title in the territory of what was Palestine, including the whole of Jerusalem. Any resolutions past by the U.N. are only a recommendation and cannot supersede international treaties.

    The Arabs have Jordan, which was Jewish territory. The Arabs persecuted and expelled over a million Jewish families who lived there for over 2500 years, from their countries and confiscated all their assets, businesses, homes and Real estate property 6 times the size of Israel – 120,440 sq. km. and valued in the trillions of dollars. Most of the expelled Jewish families from Arab countries were resettled in Israel, today over half the population in Israel are the families of the million Jewish families expelled from Arab countries. Let the Arab-Palestinians relocate to those lands and solve the Arab Israel conflict and the Arab-Palestinian refugee problem.
    YJ Draiman

  • The British objectives in ‘mentoring a national home for the Jewish people’ under the Mandate for Palestine were not based solely on the 1917 Balfour Declaration. While international support for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine was set in motion by this landmark British policy statement, international intent rested on a solid consensus, expressed in a series of accords and declarations that reflected the ‘will’ of the international community, hardly the product or whim of a colonial empire with its own agenda. (Napoleon in 1799 offered the Jewish community in Palestine to reconstitute the Jewish State in Palestine as a French protectorate)
    The Mandate itself notes this intent when it cites that the Mandate is based on the agreement of the Principal Allied Powers and declares:
    “Whereas recognition has therefore been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country” [italics by author].
    A June 1922 letter from the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Winston Churchill, reiterated that:
    “…the [Balfour] Declaration of 1917 [was] re-affirmed by the Conference of the Principle Allied Powers at San Remo and again in the Treaty of Sevres … the Jewish people … is in Palestine as a right and not on sufferance. That is the reason why it necessary that the existence of a Jewish National Home in Palestine should be internationally guaranteed and that it should be formally recognized to rest upon ancient historical connection.”
    In the first Report of The High Commissioner on the Administration of Palestine 1920-1925 to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, published in April 1925, the most senior official of the Mandate for Palestine, the High Commissioner for Palestine, underscored how “international guarantee[s]” for the existence of a Jewish National Home in Palestine were achieved:
    “The Declaration was endorsed at the time by several of the Allied Governments; it was reaffirmed by the Conference of the Principal Allied Powers at San Remo in 1920; it was subsequently endorsed by unanimous resolutions of both Houses of the Congress of the United States; it was embodied in the Mandate for Palestine approved by the League of Nations in 1922; it was declared, in a formal statement of policy issued by the Colonial Secretary in the same year, ‘not to be susceptible of change’; and it has been the guiding principle in their direction of the affairs of Palestine of four successive British Governments. The policy was fixed and internationally guaranteed.”
    One may also note the Report of The High Commissioner on the Administration of Palestine to the Right Honorable L. S. Amery, M.P., Secretary of State for the Colonies’ Government Offices in April 22 1925, describing Jewish people-hood:
    “During the last two or three generations the Jews have recreated in Palestine a community, now numbering over 80,000, of whom about one-fourth are farmers or workers upon the land. This community has its own political organs, an elected assembly for the direction of its domestic concerns, elected councils in the towns, and an organization for the control of its schools. It has its elected Chief Rabbinate and Rabbinical Council for the direction of its religious affairs. Its business is conducted in Hebrew as a vernacular language, and a Hebrew press serves its needs. It has its distinctive intellectual life and displays considerable economic activity. This community, then, with its town and country population, its political, religious and social organizations, its own language, its own customs, its own life, has in fact ‘national’ characteristics.
    “When it is asked what is meant by the development of the Jewish National Home in Palestine aka The Land of Israel, it may be answered that it is not the imposition of a Jewish nationality upon the inhabitants of Palestine as a whole, but the further development of the existing Jewish community, with the assistance of Jews in other parts of the world, in order that it may become a center in which the Jewish people as a whole may take, on grounds of religion and race, an interest and a pride. But in order that this community should have the best prospect of free development and provide a full opportunity for the Jewish people to display its capacities, it is essential that it should know that it is in Palestine as of right and not on sufferance. That is the reason why it is necessary that the existence of a Jewish National Home in Palestine should be internationally guaranteed, and that it should be formally recognized to rest upon ancient historic connection.”
    Eleven successive British governments, Labor and Conservative, from David Lloyd George (1916-1922) through Clement Attlee (1945-1952) viewed themselves as duty-bound to fulfill the Mandate for Palestine placed in the hands of Great Britain by the League of Nations.3

  • Local Arabs is the description of the Arabs in what was formerly known as the region of Palestine, which is the Land of Israel.
    It is an insult and it is promoting the perpetration of a fraud by calling the local Arabs nothing else than local Arabs. Prior to the mid sixties they were called Arabs all of a sudden they woke up one morning and decided in order to promote their fraud and deception to assume the title the Jews had since the Romans renamed the Land of Israel Palestine and Jerusalem Aelia Capitolina.
    YJ Draiman

    When is the Israeli government stopping in deluding itself that the Arab/Palestinians want peace? It is time to face reality and stop wasting time on a façade in the illusion of peace. The Arabs behavior and actions speak volumes, that they do not want peace. When you teach your children to commit terror and violence, honor terrorists and suicide bombers; there is no one to talk to.

    As long as you have Arabs living in Greater Israel, terror and violence will never stop. It is in their blood and in their culture. Just look around in the world and see how terror and violence is promoted in the Muslim countries and in the Muslim communities in Europe and elsewhere. They are killing each other by the tens of thousands. When is the world at large going to wake up and face the hard reality? That terror and violence must be eliminated at all costs like a cancer or we are doomed to extinction. Death to all terrorists must be applied, no exception. When the Arabs Muslims; are teaching their children from infancy to commit terror and violence. There is no alternative but elimination of the terrorists and those who promote and incite the masses to commit terror and violence.

    It is time for Israel to go in with the Army and start taking over Hebron, the second holiest city for Jews. Every terror attack another section of Hebron will be retaken by Israel the rightful owners. Since the 1920’s Hebron has and is a hotbed of terror. It is time to take some serious actions.

    When you the Arabs teach and train your children to hate and commit terror and violence. There is no one to talk to. The only solution is to expel all the Arabs to Jordan or to the homes and 75.000 sq. mi. of territory the Arab countries confiscated when they terrorized and expelled over a million Jewish families from the Arab countries. Jews who have lived in those Arab countries for over 2500 years and now live in Israel. The Arabs do not belong in Israel. The past has shown that they know only terror and violence. They are killing their own people by the thousands.
    Yj Draiman

  • The UN must be dismantled. It is a criminal enterprise.

    As an example of the way in which the principles of pan-Arab national self-determination then applied to Israel, Stone cited:
    a letter dated February 20, 1980 to the Secretary-General, transmitted for UN circulation to the General Assembly and the Security Council in connection with item 26 of A/35/11000-S/13816 (Situation in the Middle East) [which] declared a propos of inclusion in the Charter of a principle of non-use of force:
    “The principle of non-use of force shall apply to the relations of the Arab Nation and Arab States with the nations and countries neighboring the Arab homeland. Naturally, as you know, the Zionist entity is not included, because the Zionist entity is not considered a State, but a deformed entity occupying an Arab territory. It is not covered by these principles.
    YJ Draiman

  • Israel needs to build 100,000 housing units per year in Judea and Samaria for the next 10 years. It also needs to build 3 superhighway connecting Judea and Samaria to Israel.
    Construct military bases in Judea and Samaria to protect the people and the country.
    Israel also needs to build 50,000 housing units per year in greater Jerusalem and build additional roads and highway in and from Jerusalem.
    Israel must also build a minimum of 10,000 housing units in the Galil and 10,000 housing units in the Negev every year for the next ten years and expand the infrastructure, roads and highways. They have to expand industry and commerce to enhance the desire of people to live in the Galil and the Negev.
    Construct military bases in Judea and Samaria to protect the people and the country. To all the above housing; Israel needs to promote industries to locate to those areas, which will create jobs and stability.
    YJ Draiman

  • Judea and Samaria is Jewish territory – No annexation is required.

    Let me pose an interesting scenario. If you had a country and it was conquered by foreign powers over a period of time. After many years you have taken back you country and land in various defensive wars. Do you have to officially annex those territories? It was always your territory and by retaking control and possession of your territory it is again your original property and there is no need to annex it. The title to your property is valid today as it was many years before.
    Annexation only applies when you are taking over territory that was never yours to begin with, just like some European countries annexed territories of other countries.

    YJ Draiman

  • Caroline

    I can’t tell if you’re being satirical or not . . .

  • Miriam, BE”H, the much, if not all, of the Sinai will be ours again. What will we do with the Arabs that you sent there? 😉

  • Peter Bilton

    I totally agree with Brandon’s comments that Israel should get on with the annexation of the ‘West Bank’ and have thought and prayed about this for several months now. this is Bibi’s opportunity to be a ‘king maker’ as was hinted at in the Time magazine feature back in May. Israel has absolutely nothing to loose and everything to gain. The recent Levy Report confirms it would be Israel’s legal right in accordance with International Law to annex the ‘heartland’ of Israel.

  • Miriam

    Transfer of all of the Arab population from the land that used to be called “Palestinian mandate” to the Sinai peninsula, an area of land that is comparable with the entire Palestinian mandate, which included Israel, Gaza, Judea, Samaria, Golan Heights and Jordan! This plan provides the opportunity for a permanent peace:

    • Adela

      Thank you for the petition link. I just signed it and will forward to my 2 lists. I’d love to spread this too:

      “JEW GO HOME!!!”

      YOUNG/HEALTHY/STRONG JEWS & SYMPATHIZERS: STOP WHINING/CRITICIZING ISRAEL:
      NO COUNTRY WILL HELP US. NO ANTISEMITES EVER CHANGE. LEAVE YOUR ROTTEN COUNTRIES AND STAY IN ISRAEL. PROCREATE IN ABUNDANCE AND FIGHT FIERCELY AS NEVER BEFORE. EMPOWER ISRAEL TO REGAIN HER RIGHTFULLY-WON TERRITORIES AND EXPAND! ISRAEL NEEDS TO PREVAIL IN FULL FORCE, INCREASING POWER CONTINUALLY TO ASSURE NOT BEING ATTACKED EVER AGAIN!!! ISRAEL NEEDS YOU, YOUNG AND HEALTHY YIDS NOW! HOW ELSE DID AMERICA BECOME GREAT? IT’S NAIVE/INSANE TO “TALK” THE WORLD TO RESPECT US!!! UNTIL WHEN THE BLOODY MERRY-GO-ROUND??? TOO MUCH ISRAELI BLOODSHED FOR NOTHING! STOP THE STATUS QUO AND GIVE A PURPOSE TO BLOODSHED – IT’S TIME TO KILL OR BE KILLED AND FINISH THIS VICIOUS CIRCLE ONCE AND FOR ALL!!! http://wordfromjerusalem.com/?p=4033

  • Esther Sarah Evans

    b”H
    Aye, ’tis a good idea.

  • Too simplistic and disruptive an approach, I think. A more realistic (and less hazardous) plan might be something akin to the APoJi proposal; see link provided @ my name.

    Your concept may represent more risk than I would deem prudent, Brandon, but your ideas have been duly noted and will be given appropriate consideration. Thanks.

    Froy, don’t write off the usefulness of a special permanent residency class, as outlined in the aforementioned doc.

    • Froy

      You try and give them permanent residency. See how many seconds they take to start a civil rights movement asking for full citizenship, and how many minutes the world supports them en masse. We are in the 21st Century. You can’t keep people stateless. Everyone has a right to citizenship and nationality in their country of birth.

  • a

    annexing gaza as well, as it is part of our torah-land.
    “permanent residency”? i don’t know. any residency must be contingent on loyalty to the state of israel…how many of them would do that?

    but your statement is clear, necessary and yes, should’ve been done lonig ago.

  • Permanent resident status is a much better deal than any Jews would get in a “palestinian” state.

  • For 19 years(1948-1967) the Arab/Muslim world had the chance to demonstrate that it accepted Israel within those pre1967 borders. Did they? Of course not. For 19 years the Arabs/Muslims invaded Israel on a nightly basis killing as many Jews as they could each night. The PLO was formed in 1964…I repeat 1964…
    The PLO CHARTER calls for the murder of six million Jews…
    Those 19 years make clear to true intentions of the Arab/Muslim world toward Israel and in fact all Jews.

    .

  • Froy

    Wow, “permanent resident status”! So generous! Considering they are living in their own ancestral homeland where they and all their known ancestors were born, they must be thrilled to be offered the chance of becoming permanently stateless for the rest of their lives along with those of their descendants, or being offered money to go into exile. I’m sure they will be queuing up to accept your deal. Just hold your breath until they start arriving.

    • HaDaR

      Such a bunch of baloney, Mr. Froy!
      If you just read some history, or even travel journals, like “The Innocents Abroad” by Mark Twain, certainly not a Jewish sympathizer, written in the mid 1850’s; or some REAL HISTORY, like Joan Peters’ book; “From Time Immemorial” (see abstracts here: http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/ ) you’d know that what is probably over 80% of today’s “palestinians” were NOWHERE TO BE FOUND IN “Palestine” – which is, BTW, an INSULTING term chosen by Roman Emperor Hadrian to ERASE THE MEMORY OF THE KINGDOM OF JUDEA after he deported over 1.5 million Jews! What some call “Palestinians”, a term reserved exclusively for Jews until the late 1940’s, were just Arabs living in Sudan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bosnia and even Afghanistan until the JEWS STARTED TO COME BACK TO THEIR ANCESTRAL AND LARGELY DESERT LAND EN MASSE in the 1870’s. Most of the Arabs living today in the land of Israel are PEOPLE WITH NO HISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS CONNECTION TO THAT LAND, but the REAL FOREIGNERS, descending from ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, as both OTTOMAN AND BRITISH DOCUMENTS PROVE.

      • Froy

        Accusing someone of using “baloney” and quoting Joan Peters in the same paragraph is quite a show of nerve.

    • Rob

      Froy, are you joking? You must be a heck of a comedian to say that Judea and Samaria is the “ancient homeland” of the people who call themselves “Palestinians”.

      If I’m wrong, please name one “palestinian” king, currency, historical dates, places, people, it’s borders, when it existed and how it stopped existing.

      You have got to be kidding. When you write things like this, you either show your incredible comedic ability or your complete lack of knowledge or your anti-semitism.

    • MishkaDenk

      Not saying Israel should follow your suggestion, just pointing out that the Muslim World is big on population transfer and they don’t offer compensation either, Iranians displaced, Kurds displace, 400 000 Pals displaced from Kuwait, 10s of 1000’s from Syria in recent months. Of course the usual liberal narrative would be to demonise Israel as Nazis. By the way what Arab state compensated Jews for having to flee after 1948.

    • Menachem

      Froy. Ancestral homeland? Time to send them back to Syria, Egypt and Jordan where the Arabs come from. Oh that’s right! Their homelands never accepted them and kept them as “refugees” with the hope of one day wiping out the State of Israel, the true ancestors of the land of Israel (All 12 tribes).

      Froy, if you are not Muslim, they will be coming for your land soon, probably already in the process of being taken.

    • Hey Froy–i do agree 100% with your views – it stinks==
      Really —- The Israelis do not want PEACE- and the Americans do nothing about-it = the People in Charge of Israel have not Learned from the Past .

    • M

      ONLY the Jewish people and no one else have had a continued presence in THE JEWISH homeland. Do your homework. Nowhere in the Koran is Jerusalem even mentioned.

    • Bobby Sargel

      Froy. Misled as you are by your media circus, can I at least offer you some indisputable facts. Ancient ancestors:- arabs with whom I work in a quarry in the Jordan valley come from the village of Reina (next to Nazareth) and the extended family (most of the village) name is Tattour and they are the proud descendants of Tartar moslems brought over by the Turkish Ottoman empire about 120 years ago. Likewise, the nearby village of Kfar Kama is of Caucasion origin and date and in fact all signs in their village are written in cyrilic. Christian missionary records and Mark Twains visit at the latter part of the 19th century, remark of the paucity of arab villages. Crusader records show even fewer arab presences. Finally, Abed Ali, mohameds’ second in command (due to his literacy) records almost no presence of non Jews. You surely can’t accuse him of being biased.

      • Froy

        Anecdotical evidence about a few people claiming foreign origin can’t possibly prove an overall foreign origin of all Palestinians.

        Mark Twain was writing a satire of travel books, not a demographic study. There are far more reliable sources that point to very different conclusions.

        As for the Crusaders, you also seem to be wrong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Jerusalem#Population

    • Lisa Liel

      It isn’t their ancestral homeland. They’re squatters, at best.

    • Adela

      Hey Mr. Froy…if you love the palestinians so much why don’t you go join them and see how life is among them? See if you can stand them, then….don’t blame me if you get sick of them, that is, if they don’t cut your throat first!

  • David Sher

    I believe that the idea of compensating Palestinians to move our of the territories can be done without making such a huge deal of this. If only Sheldon Adelson (and others) would use their money to compensate people who move out rather than trying to buy the President. It can be done right away.

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