THE BURDEN OF PEACE CAN’T REST ON ONLY ISRAEL ANYMORE

Shevat 2, 5770         January 17, 2010

The Middle East Peace Process is a failure, we need a new direction.

The brainchild of Israel trading her precious little land to finally achieve peace with the neighboring Arabs nations has failed.  The Gaza pull out is the latest example of a failed land for peace policy.  Continued hostility from the Palestinian Authority despite the 10 month building freeze in Judaea & Samaria, and old Jerusalem, which, had it been accepted and appreciated by the PLO,  the makings of the Palestinian State in Israel’s heartland with old Jerusalem as its capital would be happening right now.

Instead Abbas is demanding Israel pull back to the pre ’67 borders before he will even talk.  This is an impossible choice for Israel, yet Hillary Clinton also calls for it.

Therefore, it is my opinion that Israel and the very insistent world must explore new ideas if mideast peace can ever realistically be reached.

First of all, the plan to create a state within a state must be abandoned.  Most people who read this will probably disagree, as everyone has been brainwashed into believing it is the only way.  If Israel wants peace with her neighbors, she must sacrifice her small but vital land for peace, they believe.

What I need to know is the ‘Why’?

I recently became familiar with a very interesting idea from the author of the book, ‘A Case For A Larger Israel’ by David Naggar.   His idea is a productive and viable Palestinian State should be created, but put elsewhere in the middle east, not inside Israel’s Judaea & Samaria AKA West Bank, which is too small and too confining for a productive nation to be situated, and would also make the land for Jews too small, confining and vulnerable to attack.   He also takes it a step further, with so much land available in the middle east, he believes for Israel to also be productive and viable, they should be granted more land, not less, as well.

I agree.

When I suggested this on twitter, it was met with shock, anger, or I was told that it was simply unrealistic.

Once upon a time during Truman’s reign the concept of a Jewish nation in Palestine was considered unrealistic, for the same reason as now, appeasement for OIL.

This idea needs to catch on, however, if middle east peace is to truly be achieved.  The status quo will never work, this is becoming the consensus, but instead of strong arming Israel into creating a PLO/Hamas state between the river and the sea like the EU wants to do, a recipe for disaster, why not put it somewhere else?  Why is that so unthinkable?

It certainly isn’t unthinkable to force Jews out of their homes in Gaza to clear the area  intended for the Arabs, or to freeze building of only Jews in Old Jerusalem and Judaea to make way for a Jew free Arab nation nestled in Israel’s heartland.  This discrimination against Jews while accusing them of Apartheid is perfectly acceptable and expected by the USA, EU, UN and the rest of the hypocritical world.

Nobody has even considered that out of all of the land the Arab nations were given in’47-’48 the same time as Israel, which is over 6,145,389 square miles as opposed to Israel’s 8,463 square miles, they should give one square inch to help their own people. Israel took in Jewish refugees that were violently expelled from Arab nations in pre Israel days, an issue rarely mentioned in public media forum today.

There is a huge amount of land space available in the middle east for everyone to have plenty, if Israel’s borders can be constantly redrawn so the whims of backward, barbarian dictatorships can be appeased, then maybe some of their new borders can also be redrawn to achieve true mideast peace, which would benefit the entire world.

However, I suppose the West prefers not to ruffle maniacal Arab feathers with such a suggestion, after all, upsetting them could interfere with the West’s extraction of oil, business must come before human life, and Arab regimes are already being put upon having been militarily defeated by Jews and are being forced tolerate a Jewish presence in their middle east.

Could oil be the reason for the West’s insistence on the unreasonable and dangerous land concession of placing a hostile entity inside Israel so Israel can finally be gobbled up once and for all?

In my view, Jews need to consider very seriously how dire the threat to Israel’s existence is.  I also feel they need to face reality of the dangerous possibilities if a hostile Arab presence with the sovereignty powers of a nation is placed in the heartland of Israel.

Remember the wars when Jordan had that land? Remember the days when the idea of an Arab state in said land was unheard of? Or in Gaza? You know, when Jordan and Egypt controlled these areas?

So why were Arabs attacking Israel then?  To give it back to the British who controlled it before the Jews did? How can they liberate Palestine for Arabs who never had it in the first place, who only came there in pre ’48 days due to Jewish development greatly improving the economy?

Most Arabs living in Israel are only first to second generation, having come from surrounding areas, as there is no distinction between Palestinians, Jordanians, Syrians, Lebanese. They are the same ethnic group, sharing language, culture and faith.

The PLO terrorist group has changed their name to Palestinian Authority but they have the same players and the same goal . Hence their charter they refuse to change calling for the destruction of Israel.

As David Naggar points out, the Middle East has plenty of land for everyone.  The Arab Nations control  99.95% of it. So why is Israel, the last 1/2% of Mideast, expected to create yet another Arab nation in that 1/2%? Why is Israel expected to shoulder the entirety of this problem?

Tell me, please, is this just the EASY answer?  Is it because Israel is a gentle, reasonable  little democracy willing to bend over backward to make peace? Is it because Jews are made to feel as if they must constantly defend their right to exist, and not so long ago, it seemed as if there were no room on the planet for them, causing them to feel undeserving?

Is this the reason they feel they must put up with everything? Do they think the world may not blindly hate them for a minute and they might belong in the world for that minute?

While the world is accusing Israel of war crimes it didn’t commit, and actually had the audacity to threaten to arrest Israeli  officials over an utterly bogus report known as Goldstone,  true atrocities and world tragedy are being ignored.. This deplorable situation has to change.

The world must recognize that aggressor nations who TRULY violate human rights and engage in terrorism have to be stopped now.  In this day and age of technology, medical advancement, greater knowledge and understanding, why is the world still so backward in so many ways? Has technology moved faster than mankind is capable of?

In light of the pathetic state of the world, the idea of veering away from the popular notion of the ‘two state solution’ in the tiny space that is Israel, will be ill received.  However it MUST be scrapped, as it can never work, and certainly will NEVER bring peace.

Especially since the two state situation already exists, the tiny state of Israel and the rest of the middle east.

Shalom.




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22 Comments

  1. January 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

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  2. sarah leah lawent said,

    January 17, 2010 at 7:09 am

    BS”D I love your treatment of the inyan. As far as our “size”? Ultimately, it has been laid out for us – a long time ago, by the highest authority, no?

  3. sarinaot said,

    January 17, 2010 at 7:17 am

    The world leaders are aware of this and world public opinion is being brainwashed through the media. Half truths and baldfaced lies are being reported and swallowed as truths by the reasonable as well as the biased public. What frustrates me no end are the activities of the “Peace” bloc in Israel, that include groups such as the Women in Black, who live here, see what goes on, and persist in accusing Israel and the IDF of occupation and maltreatment of the Palestinians http://www.avigailabarbanel.me.uk/links.html.
    The sad truth is that too few of the youth in Israel are educated in the premodern and biblical history of Jews in their land, and are thus more likely to be swayed by the distorted provocations of such groups and world media.Thanks you for your wonderful blog and keep up the good work.

  4. Alan Queen said,

    January 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Yes exactly agree with you 100% I’m a Christian please don not think bad of me for that I have supported Israel for most of my life. The only Nation in history and prophecy to be born in a day. I do not agree in what my Government is now doing to the Chosen People of GOD. Your new found friend Alan Queen

    Yours Truly Alan

  5. January 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

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  6. Michael Lord said,

    January 19, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Let’s be quite specific here, Dolpheena.

    Your proposal (and Mr. Naggar’s) has as much of a chance of being taken seriously as is the chance for Zionism to be implemented in Uganda.

    Who (or whom), exactly, would promote a move of West Bank/Gaza Strip Palestinians to another (specific or non-specific) area of the Middle East?

    Would it be Israel itself? the U.S., or perhaps the E.U?, or, perhaps, some giant Arab country, with lots of “dead” space, would volunteer to slice up some for the poor, homeless Palestinians?

    Oh… I forgot to mention the U.N. and its vast pro-Israel membership… perhaps “volunteering” some unused land elsewhere in one of the five continents?

    And suppose the developed world’s leaders, the Big 7 (or 8), should decide to fund such a move in order to promote Mideast peace, would they ask some host country nicely, or would they simply take over a piece of land for such a purpose, apologyzing in advance before a cooperative (or a stunned – take your pick!) U.N. audience?

    There is simply no reason to waste your time (or that of your readers, frankly) in the promotion of such a highly un-plannable and un-implementable notion.

    Your site here represents a solid foundation for Israeli הסברה to many who lack the crucial facts re Israel and its history. There is no sense pursuing far-out notions which sound great on paper but lack even the remotest of chances of being implemented:

    In a nutshell, Dolpheena, no power is prepared to propose and plan such an offer, and no potential target country exists which is willing to accept such an offer. Not now and not for the foreseeable future.

  7. sarah leah lawent said,

    January 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

    @Michael Lord – “frankly, m’dear, I don’t give a damn”…they need to be gone. They are not welcome. Let them go back to the countries that rejected them and prevented them from going home in the first place, in order to manipulate our existence – here in our home, and on this earth, period.

    • Michael Lord said,

      January 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm

      Well, it’s your blog… enjoy the sterile discussion on an unworkable solution.

      So how about the Arabs bringing before the U.N. a resolution to have all Jews who were NOT in Palestine on May 13, 1948 to go back to their countries of origin?

      Just another non-starter re “displaced” populations.

  8. sarah leah lawent said,

    January 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    BS”D Tell you what, Michael, I would agree to consider that any Jew who wasn’t at Sinai has no right to live in the Land of Israel — which comes to NONE. Every Jewish soul was at Sinai. Every Jew has the inheritance of the Land of Israel.

    If you have a problem with a so-called “displaced” population – send them to the people who displaced them into a no-status position – their BROTHERS, their CLERGY, the MENTALITY WHICH STILL EXISTS – which is to use anyone – even their own people – to hide behind to get their aim, which is to destroy Jews and to eradicate Judaism from the memory of the world.

    Can’t be done. You know why? There is a covenant with a power bigger than a dolt like you or those ignoramuses like you.

    • Michael Lord said,

      January 22, 2010 at 12:25 am

      Personalizing the discussion (as you did in the last paragraph) is a sure sign that you’ve lost the argument.

      Dolts and ignoramuses like me don’t like to waste time on Messianic dreamers whose mythical solutions to Israel’s woes are strictly of the ‘feel good’ variety, with not a chance in a million of being realized.

  9. sarah leah lawent said,

    January 22, 2010 at 4:57 am

    BS”D I have no argument to lose. You, on the other hand, don’t get it. You have no argument. You are an anti-Semite. I have no truck with you. I wasn’t calling you name – I was stating a fact. You are lost at present. You have to realize why Israel is called Israel and not Michael-land.

  10. Michael Lord said,

    January 22, 2010 at 7:50 am

    For your edification, this 68 year-old ‘Sabra’ anti-Semite now living in the U.S. was an IDF combat major (rav-seren), a SAMGAD with paratroopers who saw considerable action both in June 1967 and October 1973, earned a couple of citations and still has a metal plate in his skull.

    You, on the other hand, belong to a tiny minority in Israel, somewhere between Kahane’s Kach and Ze’evi’s now-defunct Moledet. So this time you voted National Union, and won a handful of MKs.

    Please don’t delude yourself into thinking that you have all the answers, by attempting to belittle those with whom you disagree. Do less labeling, less judging and argue to the points being discussed WITHOUT the personal innuendos. Life will reward you eventually, Ms. SLS.

  11. sarah leah lawent said,

    January 22, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Apparently the plate is interfering with your thinking processes. You are now in U.S., no? You are fleeing your roots, with the “I’ve done my bit.” ploy. It is like a Jew saying that if they live in Israel, they don’t need to pay attention to the Torah. My “minority” status, as you call it – is growing world-wide, b/c Jews are realizing the Source of all things. Delusion is in your backyard at present – not mine. We will be happy to see you back home – where u should be. Home in the physical sense, and home in your soul.

    • Michael Lord said,

      January 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

      Here you are, again, making idiotic accusations, tacking labels while devoid of any familiarity with facts or reasons (ala Moshe Dayan).

      You remind me of the inmate in the asylum, claiming that the insanity is outside…

      Jews like you, intolerant of other Jews, don’t belong in the same Israel where my children and grandchildren live and sacrifice every day. Disrespectful know-it-alls like you thrive on spewing poison in every direction… go crawl back in your hole.

  12. sarah leah lawent said,

    January 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    BS”D It is amazing how some Jews will read, learn and respect anything except their own religion. It is the “evil aspect” – the “yetzer hara” that exists in all. It works hard to separate a Jew from his Creator – but will never succeed. There are people here who work and pray and love and work everyday, and are not too cowardly that they try to keep running away from their Land, their People and themselves.

    Any Jew can be one of those hardworking, hard loving, hard praying people – even you.

    • Michael Lord said,

      January 24, 2010 at 12:49 am

      I don’t suppose there will EVER come a day when you stop being judgemental of people you ASSUME you know after a few lines of correspondence.

      Interesting how some people never do stop.

      Too bad. It ruins any possibility of an honest dialogue on any issue under discussion, because it shifts the focus to personalities who, in the eyes of some, don’t measure up.

      When you decide to step UP to my level, let me know.

  13. sarah leah lawent said,

    January 24, 2010 at 3:10 am

    BS”D You need to read your own posting right now. Read it, and re-read it.

  14. o1 said,

    January 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Shalom
    As long as there are mosques and imams and Palestinian organizations and Palestinian national authority and European recognition of the right of the Palestinian in the Holy Land, then the peace with them is a myth

    Goc Bless You

  15. dolpheena said,

    January 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Yes, I agree, very eloquently put. The world is the biggest obstacle to peace by perpetuating the PLO lie of the ‘Palestinian’. If the world would acknowledge true history & insist the Arabs abandon terrorism. The world stop legitimizing terrorist groups by pretending they r reasonable negotiatorrs; despite their blatantly call for Israel’s destruction in their charters (which r on my blogroll) and continue acts of violence, we might actually get somewhere

  16. o1 said,

    January 30, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Shalom
    I sent to you the song ” Shema Israel” and I am sending it via my comment so the people may like to listen to it

  17. Ilene from The Big Apple said,

    February 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    OR … just give Gaza back to Egypt and The West Bank back to Jordan …

  18. February 21, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    As a professional litigation lawyer, who is highly experienced in negotiating settlements of disputes, I can voice several principles which just seem to be part of human nature, and which seem to go against your vision:

    1. you can’t go back; you can only go forward
    2. in most settlements, both sides are unhappy with the final result

    I believe that it is too late to change paths in the negotiations.

    I believe that the end result — if there ever is an end result to these negotiations — will be displeasing to Jews and Arabs alike.

    But a third principle is that, just as settlement is preferable to litigation, peace is preferable to war.


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