by Justin O Smith
On November 29, 2012, the anti-American and anti-Jew organization of the United
Nations granted “observer” status to the Palestinian Authority (PA) under
Mahmoud Abbas, which has only served to intensify the already fierce struggle of
the Jews to survive in their own land. Beleagured, besieged and constantly
attacked by Her Arab neighbors since 1948, Israel is still surrounded by enemies
and their proxies, such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and Jaamat el-Fuqra, who
are dedicated to Israel’s destruction. This move by the U.N. materialized after
a year long defense by Israel against over 1500 Katusha and Iranian SR75 missile
attacks by the terrorist group Hamas from the Gaza Strip, which has become one
massive forward positioned armament depot and islamofascist military
Just as a “palestinian state” or government, a palestinian homeland, a palestinian people and language (they are Arabs) are myths, fictions and lies created after 1948 (“palestini” is a Roman word used to describe Arab and Jew alike and translates from Hebrew as “invader”)…so too are the notions of the two state solution and a lasting peace between Israel and the “Palestinians” of Gaza and the West Bank.
In 1982 at Amman, Jordan, journalist and writer extraordinaire, Oriana Fallaci intensely questioned and prodded Yasser Arafat into outlining the desired borders for “Palestine.” Arafat stated that they could be the ones established under the British Mandate, but
continued with, “If we take the Anglo-French agreement of 1918, Palestine means
the territory that runs from Naqurah in the north to Aqaba in the south, and
then from the Mediterranean coast that includes the Gaza Strip to the Jordan
River and the Negev Desert.” When Fallaci pointed out that this included a large
portion of Jordan… and the whole region west of Jordan… Cisjordania, Arafat
replied, “What you call Cisjordania is Palestine.”
Reality and the crux of the matter are illuminated by the words of Salah al-Bardaweel, a Hamas spokesman: “We do not recognize Israel, nor the partition of Palestine, and
Israel has no right in Palestine… Our membership in the U.N. bodies is our
natural right, but without giving up any inch of Palestine’s soil.” In other
words, forget the 1917 Balfour Treaty and the 1922 League of Nations Mandate and
every other initiative taken in the name of a peaceful solution since then,
because Hamas and Bardaweel’s vision is a Palestine extending from the
Mediterranean Sea to the borders of Egypt, Jordan and Syria with Israel no more
and the Jews destroyed!
The U.N. vote was 138-9 to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state, and all but one European nation, the Czech Republic, voted with the Palestinians or abstained in the vote, as they cited concerns about settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem territories repatriated by Israel during the 1967 war. And, in a very real sense, this action has revealed an attempt to isolate America and Israel on this issue, as the world faces a rising islamofascist tide, so warmly embraced by the despot infested, anti-Freedom/human rights, anti-Jew crowd of the U.N.
In ‘The Meaning of the Yom Kippur War’, Yehuda Amital illustrated how deep seated fears of annihilation penetrated the psyche of nearly every Jew in Israel, as they were
reminded of their isolation in the Middle East and shown that they were
encircled by enemies. This raised the specter of the Holocaust.
Three months ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended the hand of peace to
Mahmoud Abbas, and, as noted by Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor, “He
reiterated that his goal was to create a solution of two states for two peoples,
where a demilitarized Palestinian state will recognize Israel as a Jewish
state.” And yet, the world has never heard the Palestinian leadership use the
phrase “two states for two peoples,” because they do not, nor will they ever,
recognize that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people.
It is absurd for so many world leaders, including President Obama, to act so dismayed
over Israel’s retaliation through last Friday’s approval of 3000 new homes in
territory that was originally the land of the Jews, King David and King Solomon.
This should trouble them a damn sight less than a group of terrorists
unilaterally attempting to grab statehood without having to compromise with
Saeb Erekat, the PA’s chief negotiatior, stated, “At a moment
where Palestinian leadership is doing every single effort to save the two state
solution, the Israeli government does everything possible to destroy it.” It
must be pointed out that in the West Bank where the PA has largely been residing
peacefully, as of late, Israel has left them to themselves; and in Gaza, Hamas
constantly initiates confrontation and attacks Israel, so the Hamas terrorists
get to fully enjoy the ire and wrath of the Israeli Defense Force… and, as for
the people of Gaza….their continued support of Hamas thugs… their
complicity… makes them responsible for their own misery!
Israel has long maintained its right to develop neighborhoods throughout East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and more than 500,000 Jews are already living there; however, America and Europe have attempted to force Israel not to move into the E1
Development Area, which they see as a “red line.” And, when I hear former U.S.
Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Kurtzer, state, “This is one of the most sensitive
areas in the territory, and I hope the United States will lay down the law,” I
have to highly praise Netanyahu’s firm resolve to safeguard Israel’s interests
and national security concerns.
Shortly before the 1967 Six Day War, Rabbi Kook interrupted his usual sermon with a scream, as he asked a pointed and prophetic question. “Where is our Hebron, Schechem, Jerich and Anatoth, torn from the state in 1948 as we lay maimed and bleeding?” Three weeks later, the Israeli army entered these biblical cities. By the end of this war, Israel had conquered the Gaza Strip from Egypt, the West Bank from Jordan and the Golan Heights from Syria. Jerusalem, divided between Israel and Jordan since 1948, was annexed and declared the eternal capital of the Jewish state. Jews were once again able to pray at the Western Wall.
Yitzhak Shamir, one time Israeli Foreign Minister who also became Prime Minister, was a strong advocate for Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip from 1967 on, however, it was the December 9, 1987 Palestinian uprising (infitada) that deepened divisions between Israel’s leftists, who believed in making concessions to bring peace,
and the right, who believed that Israel’s days without Jerusalem, Judea and
Samaria and the Gaza Strip are gone forever and will not return.
Signing the Oslo Accords in 1993 also signed Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s death
warrant. Many Jews and their rabbis saw Rabin as a “rodef”/pursuer, one who
actively threatens the life of a Jew. On November 4, 1995, Yigal Amir, an army
veteran and a student at Bar Ilan University, assassinated Rabin during a peace
rally in Tel Aviv; his study of Jewish law convinced him that Rabin was an enemy
of the Jewish people, and he believed that he had a duty to kill him.
The current crop of Hamas terrorists now occupying the Gaza Strip are no different
from the Muslim Brothers who published their vile “news” articles for decades in
their journal ‘al-Dawah’ (The Call). They describe the enemies of Islam as
Western Christianity (al-Salibiyyah, the Crusade, to highlight its perceived
imperialism), communism, secularism Ataturk-style and Zionism. “Jewry” in
particular was linked inextricably to the other three enemies and specifically
targeted for destruction by Hamas in its charter. And, these are also the same
sort of islamofascists who followed the teachings of Al-Faridah al-Ghaybah, ‘The
Neglected Duty’ (jihad/holy war) and whose followers in the Muslim Brotherhood
assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat on October 6, 1981, because he dared
deal with “the Jews”; the ideas outlined in ‘The Neglected Duty’ were not
confined to a tiny group of extremists, but were more widespread in Egyptian
society than observers believed at the time.
Israel needs Her warriors to stand firmly beside Netanyahu… Where are the modern day Joshuas, Davids, the Maccabees, the Theodor Herzls, the Ben Gurions and those pioneers of Israel, who were seemingly possessed by their own mystical vision or mad genius?!?…Where are those like the Jews who settled on the site of the biblical city of Schechem in Nablus in the West Bank, because their sacred land was being profaned by the Palestinians?
With Iran still smuggling more powerful and longer ranged
missiles into Gaza by way of Egypt, Israel’s only real chance for survival and
ensuring its national security and the safety of its citizens lies in the
following course of action. The annexation of the Golan Heights should be
further solidified and made permanent by extending settlements and defense
perimeters across the area; and in conjunction with this, Israel must also annex
the Gaza Strip, the Shaba Heights, the West Bank and the entirety of Jerusalem.
This should be followed with the immediate expulsion of Hamas and all
Palestinians not holding Israeli citizenship, just as Jordan’s King Abdullah
expelled the PLO and Yasser Arafat in the 1970s. The current climate and path in
today’s halls of diplomacy will only serve to hand Israel to Her
“Each, the religious and the secularist, gazes at each other in
horror. Neither can see the other clearly. Both recall the excesses, the
cruelties, and the intolerance of ‘the other side’ and wounded to the core they
cannot make peace.” -Israeli novelist Amos Oz