What a coincidence that the warning comes as the same time Kerry is on his way to the Promised Land. It appears the Cathy-John love affair in Geneva was not a one-night stand and Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, is doing everything possible to hold Kerry’s knife-wielding hand.
Now it knows that all it has to do is guarantee Israel it will be secure and the borders will be automatically drawn.
But behind that thinking is a cynical plan by USAID to help draw Palestinian Authority borders in advance by helping it take over control of “Area C,” presumably dominated by Israel, and endanger the existence of Jewish communities.
Foreign and most Israeli media constantly report that Israel controls Area C, 60 percent of Judea and Samaria. As a 20-year resident in Judea, more specifically the southern Hevron Hills, I can testify that Israel is control on paper and the Palestinian Authority increasingly is control on the ground.
The reason is unfortunately simple: The European Union, and more recently the United States, have poured tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars into the Palestinian Authority to literally pay Arabs to squat on what used to be government land, now totally forfeited to the Palestinian Authority.
Jews, who for the first time in 2,000 years returned to the land, are being squeezed out by Arabs who only moved in as an afterthought, correctly worried that the Jews would take over no-man’s land that they later claim has been theirs for centuries.
The United States and the European Union are drawing the borders of a future Palestinian Authority state by squeezing out Jews and turning over Area C to the Palestinian Authority.
As Kerry arrives, Maariv reported that Israeli officials confirm its report that nearly eight square miles in the “Israeli-controlled area will be developed with the help of USAID.
The land reportedly is “private” Palestinian Authority land, but “private” has become a term to define land that has no claim by Jews.
There is little ”private” land in Judea and Samaria. Most of it was government land of the Ottoman Empire before 1917, the Jordanian government from 1948 to 1967 and then under Israeli control. But Israel let it slide into the hands of international anarchists and leftists, who have worked to make sure Jews won’t be tolerated.
The Maariv report did not state exactly where the land is located.
“We are interested in expanding the Palestinians’ economic options in Area C,” an U.S. official told Maariv.
The land is not adjacent to the security fence or to Jewish communities, but that is of little help to Jews. The Israel government the past decade has stopped almost all Jewish development of what used to be government land and has allowed the Palestinian Authority to take over what it wants.
Construction, without any permits, planning or building codes, has turned areas into a string of Arab villages, with some houses built literally on the shoulders of main highways.
So much for Israel sovereignty.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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