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DM Barak: Unilateral Withdrawal Will Lead to Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

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In excerpts of an interview published by Yisrael HaYom newspaper, Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed a unilateral withdrawal from most of Judea and Samaria, requiring tens of thousands of Jews to leave their homes or remain under the sovereignty of the Palestinian Authority.

Under Barak’s plan, major Jewish population centers – according to him, 90% of the Jews of Judea and Samaria – would remain under Israeli control.  Israel would also maintain a military presence in the Jordan Valley and on hilltops of Samaria overlooking and in proximity to places of import such as Ben Gurion International Airport.

Barak’s full policy discussion will be published on Tuesday, before the Yom Kippur holiday.

Barak’s plan would be similar to the one carried out in 2005 in the Jewish communities of Gaza known as Gush Katif, and would include payments to families forcibly evicted from their homes.  Barak likely did not envisage a similar outcome to that of the Gaza expulsion, which was the creation of a Hamas-run state frequently targeting Israeli civilian areas in rocket attacks.

According to the interview, in which Barak called PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas a “real partner” for negotiations, he is not sure “if this will succeed”.  Yet he claimed this is the only way to legitimately lay sovereign claim to Jewish communities in the biblical heartland.

“ It would be a great achievement if we succeed to bring them into the permanent borders of Israel” after 45 years of Israeli settlement in Judea and Samaria, he said.

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About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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11 Responses to “DM Barak: Unilateral Withdrawal Will Lead to Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria”

  1. Mary Hale says:

    Barak is out to lunch..what is he thinking..The Palestinians want total control..they don't want peace!

  2. Tim Upham says:

    I support Defense Minister Barak completely. The only way a two-state solution will occur, is if Israel makes a unilateral withdraw. If the Palestinian Authority financially collapses, it will pull Israel down along with it. Becoming a nation-state will allow the Palestinian Authority to receive multi-lateral assistance through the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Israel already exports over U.S. $3 billion dollars worth of commodities to Areas A, B, and C in the West Bank, and this will help these areas to become viable trading partners with Israel. Already Muslims make up 75% of the population in the West Bank, so there will never be a Jewish majority there. But have Jerusalem remain the undivided capital of Israel, and keep Ramallah as the capital of the Palestinian Authority. They already have their administration there, and moving it to Jerusalem would just required more international assistance.

  3. Ethan Perks says:

    I made the same comments on another post. Has he lost his marbles.

  4. John Cerny says:

    Both, Barrak and Abbas are communists, so no wonder.

  5. John Cerny says:

    Tell me. I am from Czechoslovakia, I know two state solution with Nazi state in Sudetenland. Two states lasted couple days , after Nazis took the rest of the country!

  6. Kishan Sarkar says:

    The 2 nation state theory does not work. Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) was carved out of India to create a separate homeland for the Muslim communities of India after the 1947 independence from Britain; hordes of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christian families were massacred and property that were in their families for generations destroyed, all for Muslim appeasement. Despite the carving out of Islamic homelands for the Muslims communities, scores of Muslims remained in India and continue to cause grief for the majority. Today illegal Muslims are crossing the border from Bangladesh creating havoc in India's northeast and the world has come to know that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is nothing more than a terrorist state (that knowingly sheltered Osama Bin Laden, Al-Quida, and created the Taliban). Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, etc. who remained in Pakistan and Bangladesh are not considered citizens. Do not make the same mistake India made; it will be the non-Muslims who suffer!

  7. This idea is as good as the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza.

    For a very long time Israel has offered to withdraw from 92+% of Judea and Samaria, if the PA recognizes Israel and the 8% added to pre-67 Israel, along with military along the Jordan Valley and hilltops.

    But now Barak is changing this already highly risky formula, to pure capitulation. Israel gives up more than 92% in return for nothing except likely missile strikes from Ramallah and Bethlehem. Not to mention the loss of the second holiest Jewish shrine in Hebron.

  8. Ron Kall says:

    India is big and strong, so why don't they end their muslim problem by expelling all muslims from India back to Pakistan or Bangladesh!?

  9. the zionist entity should be removed… Average jews should retake control of Israel, and negotiate peace with the palestinians…

    Look at the Likud Charter, they don't want peace, nor 2 states…

    Jews should act against the EVIL ZIONISTS!

  10. Kishan Sarkar says:

    @Ron, because India is currently run my the most corrupt progressive leftist government (Congress Party) and has been for most of its lifetime with the exception of a 5-year stretch in which the conservative BJP party which put India on the economic map. The Muslim vote bank helps keep leftists governments in power, and the left will not allow what you are suggesting to happen.

  11. Anonymous says:

    On September 20th Dhimmi Minister Ehud Barak met with the turncoat Jew Rham 'the scam' Emmanuel, President Husssein Obama's close contact and for Barak's treachery and betrayal of Israel as a foreign agent was paid off with a six pack of much hyped Chicago beer.
    Just a few days later back in Israel the Foreign Agent Barak was doing what he was told to do by his handlers, advancing and promoting the evil and diabolical agenda of the Obama White Whore House which works with Israel's enemies to shrink and conquer Israel by the fakepeace process.
    This is what the Israeli media is covering up and not reporting.
    The not so big question I have is;.
    Netanyahu has kept this lap dog of failed foreign interests and loser Barak next to him for so many years and so they are indistinguishable, birds of a feather, two peas in a pod, so was he upset with Barak because he has access to the Destroyer Obama and Benji the Poodle doesn't?

    The Cover up, What The Dust Up Between Netanyahu and Barak Was Really About.
    http://averyheavystone.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-cover-upwhat-dust-up-between.html

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