By Victor Sharpe, Israel National News—
Sovereignty refers to the defined right of nations, the ‘ownership’ of their territories and national interests.
A nation is referred to as ‘sovereign’ in terms of its independent identity and rights. Sovereign rights are exercised within national territories.
A nation has the legal right to insist on its sovereign status and the right to protect its interests. As the Governor of Texas stated recently on the Sean Hannity program, “Sovereignty is a key component of a Nation.
The British people groaning under the increasingly onerous and tyrannical power of the European Union finally had had enough and in a national referendum voted to leave the EU and regain their borders and national sovereignty. Other nations, such as Holland, Hungary, Poland and even France, may in time follow Britain’s lead.
But will Israel assert its rights in its own sovereign, ancestral and biblical lands from the River to the Sea?
Will its leadership have the courage to withstand the burdensome and illegitimate pressures that the Obama regime, the United Nations and the European Union place upon it to abandon its heartland and give it away to the Jew hating Muslim barbarians who call themselves Palestinians?
For 49 long years, since the liberation of east Jerusalem and biblical Judea and Samaria from illegal Jordanian occupation – territory the world grotesquely prefers to call the ‘West Bank’ – the beloved Jewish heartland has remained in a political limbo and not fully annexed. Instead, too much has been sinfully abandoned.
Israel’s foolish failure to declare again and again its historical and ancestral patrimony in its own biblical, physical and spiritual homeland has allowed a hostile world to thus assume that Israel itself does not believe it has legal or indigenous sovereignty in its own territory or in its eternal capital, Jerusalem.
Like Moshe Dayan’s calamitous decision to give away the keys of the Temple Mount to the Jordanian Muslim Waqf, this betrayal of the holiest Jewish site, along with the Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria, has become a living nightmare for Israel.
Israeli leaders and politicians always emphasize the security needs of the Jewish state to foreign governments and the international media, but fatefully neglect to underscore the ancestral, spiritual, native and indigenous Jewish ties to the Land; inextricable ties spanning millennia, which no other people possess.
Both acts of searing stupidity could so easily have been avoided, but the seeming need by so many on the Left in Israel to appease and placate the international corridors of power by portraying Israel as willing to abandon the G-d given land and betray its own history, all for the sake of a delusional peace, has had tragic consequences for the Jewish state.
It is this failure which has encouraged and largely led to the growing and pernicious power of the BDS movement along with the dire threat of international isolation of Israel.
Jew haters cannot contain their infernal glee at the prospect of destroying the Jewish state by forcing upon it the illegitimate birth of yet another Arab and Muslim entity wrenched out of what little remains of the Land of Israel. Was Gaza not enough?
Biblical Jewish Judea and Samaria would be lost yet again and a Muslim Arab terror state that has never existed in all of recorded history, and which arrogates to itself the name Palestine, would emerge as a terminal cancer eating away at the Jewish state.
Israel’s abject failure to claim and reinforce its empirical rights to all the Land of Israel has allowed the fraudulent Arabs who call themselves Palestinians to write their criminal and fabricated anti-Jewish script, which a hostile world now eagerly embraces.
Many pro-Israel individuals continue fighting alone and unaided against an unremitting and hostile media world that would happily consign Israel to the abyss. They face an overwhelming onslaught – not of military might – but from a war of false and contrived words, however twisted those words are.
Kudos must be given to the heroic work of two truly remarkable women, Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover, of Women in Green who proclaim and work tirelessly for Jewish Sovereignty throughout the Land of Israel.
In the most recent edition of their magazine, Sovereignty, it states: “On the Left there are those who regard the vision of sovereignty with a dejected and depressing point of view. And this is despite the price in blood that they have brought on the State of Israel with the illusory vision of dividing the Land and establishing a terror state in the heart of it.
“On the contrary, we will prove that the call for sovereignty arises from the spirit of hope and optimism, a spirit of Zionism and faith, a steadfastness of Jewish spirit that will replace the despondency and the void that the Left’s plan has led to.”
The success of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish lies can be in large part levelled at the inability and failure of so many Israeli politicians to proudly proclaim the eternal sovereignty of the Jewish people in its own land – fearlessly rejecting any and all Arab and Muslim claims to Israel.
The Muslim Arabs and their supporters have learned this lesson all too well, for they have succeeded in doing what years of Arab and Islamist warfare and terror have failed to do. They have isolated the Jewish state as never before and won millions around the globe to their cause by demonizing Israel with the Goebbelian technique of the Big Lie.
The result is a cascade of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel NGOs swarming over the Jewish homeland like human maggots, aided and abetted by European governments, by the U.S. State Department, by many within liberal churches such as the Quakers and Presbyterians, and by the kapos of our time, J-Street, the New Israel Fund, and individual self-hating Jews who spew their slimy malevolence in the colleges and universities of America, Europe and Britain.
The intellect of so many in Israel’s governments have led them along the dead end path of the peace process, forcing them to taste the bitter fruits of appeasement.
There is an urgent need to overcome profound ignorance in a world fast succumbing to a false Arab narrative that would leave ancestral Jewish land deserted and in the hands of thieves.
The dark forces of Arab and Islamic hate, along with the legions of duped non-Muslim supporters in the West, will not prevail if leading members of the Israeli government forcefully emphasize the unassailable historic and sovereign right of the Jewish people, bar none, to their ancient homeland and, in particular, the biblical Covenanted heartland: Judea and Samaria
Israeli leaders can do this by no longer displaying a fatal and suicidal willingness for territorial compromise in the discredited Oslo peace process and by finally possessing all of the G-d given Covenanted land.
Israel must proclaim unremittingly to all the media mavens, be they the haughty BBC talking heads, the leftist apparatchiks of NPR, and all the clueless U.S. mainstream media drones about the biblical, ancestral, spiritual and physical Jewish roots in the reconstituted homeland.
They must be told again and again that restoration of Jewish sovereignty in its own native land did not germinate during the long exile because of European persecution, whether in the Holocaust or the Catholic Inquisition, or in the systematic slaughter of Jews during the Crusades and the Russian pogroms. It began some four thousand years ago in Genesis, Chapter 12.
It is this millennial and inextricable association with the Land that both Israeli leaders and pro-Israel supporters must proclaim relentlessly until the army of duped sceptics, who for so long have drunk the fraudulent ‘Palestinian’ Kool Aid, finally wake up or shut up.
True, many still will not, but it will not be for the lack of Israel and its supporters trying.
The hope is that many throughout the world – of all faiths or none – will more than ever be educated finally in the eternity of Israel; that the Jewish people alone have sovereignty from the Great Sea to the Jordan River, even unto Gilead, and that the Jewish People are not “foreign conquerors or settlers” in their own ancestral and biblical land.