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Annexation and Withdrawal: A Modest Proposal

December 4, 2012 10:26 am 27 comments

Map of Ancient Israel

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.

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.

27 Comments

  • 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

  • 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? 😉

  • 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.

  • 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:

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

    .

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 .

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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!

  • 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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