By Victor Sharpe—
There can be NO so-called Palestinian state ripped from even one centimeter of the ancestral and Biblical Jewish heartland, however persuasively it is presented. Judea and Samaria, the very heart of the Land of Israel that the One and Only G-d bequeathed to the Jewish people is an eternal Covenant.
It is long past time for Judea and Samaria to be fully established forever with full sovereign status in the land already promised to Abraham in Genesis 15:18.
There already is a Palestinian state even though there are no such people as Palestinians. That state is Jordan, and as I have stated over and over again, Jordan must become the Palestinian state. It is a vast land, dwarfing tiny Israel, consisting of 35,000 square miles and already populated by two thirds Arabs who fraudulently call themselves Palestinians.
Those who have – or will – place their hands upon the creation of this “Deal of the Century” and who claim to be members of the Jewish faith may well have committed, in my opinion, a spiritual as well as a political error. According to the highly respected Ted Belman, the map now shown below indicates that, “Israel will cede some 70% of Judea and Samaria and it is almost inconceivable that President Trump would have presented this map without Jerusalem’s consent.”
In addition, Israel will have to yet again cede more land, this time in the Negev near to the Gaza Strip, as is only partly shown. Spiritually, this is bordering on a gratuitous insult to the Covenant made with God. In political and strategic terms, it is madness.
If it is true, and only 30% of Judea and Samaria remain within the Jewish state, then it is a betrayal of the Biblical and ancestral heartland. In addition this ‘map’ represents an open invitation for even more nightmarish Palestinian Arab terror to descend upon Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, now formally reduced to vulnerable islands in a continuing and hostile Palestinian Arab sea.
As I have also written numerous times in my own articles and books, “A people cannot be considered occupiers of their own land.”
Tragically too much time has elapsed since June, 1967 when Israel liberated the very heartland of Judea and Samaria from illegal Jordanian Arab occupation.
Almost 53 wasted years have gone by since facts should have been created throughout the entire heartland of Judea and Samaria. 53 years during which its precious hills and valleys waited in vain to be redeemed and restored to a reconstituted Jewish state, West of the Jordan River and stretching from that River to the Sea. And all the while the Arab thieves. who call themselves Palestinians, have continued to steal yet more and more precious parts of the Jewish heartland.
I have been in Area C – territory solely under Israeli control – and have witnessed for myself the encroachment of Arab settlement, often outrageously and illegally funded by the hostile EU and UN.
Remember, too, that the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians are overwhelmingly Muslim and Islam requires from its adherents that wherever the Muslim foot has once trod triumphal, that land must remain Islamic (Dar al- Islam). If is lost to Islamic occupation, then it must be retaken in eternal warfare (Dar al-Harb) and, as we all know, the so-called and fraudulent Palestinians want only one thing, not peace, but the total annihilation of Israel.
Remember too that any promises made by Muslim authorities or individuals cannot be trusted, for they act under Koranic injunction to prevaricate to all non-Muslims if it benefits Islam. It is known by its Arabic word, taqiyah and Israel knows from the past. and to its cost. that every promise Palestinian leaders have made, by Arafat or Abbas, have all been broken. So much then for any true and lasting peace.
I deeply fear that the ‘map’ produced, in large part by Jared Kushner, will become a tragic invitation for far more horrific terrorism by the Palestinian butchers against Israeli civilians. Here again we must hearken to the Biblical words of Jeremiah; ‘Peace, Peace, but there is no Peace.”
I say, yes, annex immediately any precious part of Judea and Samaria, even as Jared Kushner is now urging delays and requiring U.S. permission before Israel can create any facts on the ground. Never, ever, allow an Arab state to be created in Judea and Samaria, and never give away one centimeter of existing Israeli territory.
Let me express my sincere support for President Trump who has done so much for Israel, notwithstanding those elements in it which, it sems. Jared Kushner included and which cannot be accepted.
As Nadia and Yehudit of the wonderful Women in Green movement recently wrote, “The Land of Israel is the sole homeland of the Jewish people.”
They then added, “The Zionist vision and the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel are substantial matters of principle that are not currency to be used in any deal.”
Amen to all of that.