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As B’Tselem, Peace Now Attack Settlements, US Tells UNSC Israel Sabotages Two-State Solution

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

In a move that appears to confirm Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu’s worst nightmare, Deputy US Ambassador to the UN David Pressman told a session of the UN Security Council on Friday that the US is “deeply concerned and strongly opposes settlements which are corrosive to peace,” blaming Israeli settlement activities in Judea and Samaria for creating ” a one state reality on the ground.”

The council meeting, titled “Illegal Israeli Settlements: Obstacles to Peace and the Two-State Solution,” was called by member states Egypt, Venezuela, Malaysia, Senegal and Angola. The meeting was pushed by the PA delegation, which earlier this year shelved an anti-settlement proposal in favor of a French-led peace initiative. Attendance was not mandatory and there was no vote, however, it was clearly a signal of things to come, with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry preparing to go after Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as soon as the Nov. 8 vote is cast.

Pressman pointed to the rise in the number of demolitions of illegally constructed Arab homes in Area C of Judea and Samaria as being of particular concern, and called on both sides to adopt policies that encourage rather than impede “implementing the two-state solution.” He also condemned Arab terrorism against Israelis, and argued that by inciting violence the PA is telling the world it isn’t interested in peace.

The Russian representative said the situation in the liberated territories is near “the moment of truth,” and insisted that “settlement construction must stop,” because it creates “Palestinian enclaves” which are disconnected from the world. “Israel needs security, but without the two-state solution, the threat to Israel will grow,”he threatened.

Hagai El-Ad, executive director of B’Tselem, and Lara Friedman, director of policy and government relations at the Americans for Peace Now, were the darlings of the special anti-Israel session. Friedman said that the Israeli investment in settlements shows the state is looking to thwart the two-state solution, and called on the UNSC countries to “send a message” to Israel.

Friedman told the council about an entire system inside and outside the Israeli government dedicated to constructing new settlements and expanding existing ones. She accused Netanyahu’s government of promoting the construction of 11,000 new settlement housing units between 2009 and 2015.

El-Ad complained that “Israel has systematically legalized human rights violations in the occupied territories through the establishment of permanent settlements, punitive home demolitions, a biased building and planning mechanism, taking over Palestinian land and much, much more.” He added that 2016 was the “worst” in terms of the number of illegal Arab structures that were demolished by Israel in Area C, which is under Israeli control according to the Oslo Accords.

Zionist NGO Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg addressed the remarks by El-Ad, saying, “As we have said all along, the term foreign-agent does not do justice to the disgraceful activities of B’Tselem against Israel, which is enabled by funding from foreign governments and the New Israel Fund. History will not forgive those who, in exchange for money, are willing to sell out their country, people, and land.”

Peleg added: “We expect the government to announce that it will cease providing National Service positions to B’Tselem. The organization should be distanced from all contact and cooperation with the IDF and government offices.”

JNi.Media

Private Recording: Bennett Promising ‘Strategic Solution’ for Land Ownership Challenges [audio]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016


Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett on Wednesday attempted to calm his followers’ fears regarding the imminent uprooting of the community of Amona in Benjamin Region, in a private recording distributed to activists over WhatsApp. Bennett stressed that he and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked have been trying to come up with a global, strategic solution that would remove the current threat hovering over thousands of housing units which are facing the same predicament as Amona. So far, attempts to introduce a legal mechanism that would offer fair market value to new Arab claimants against Jewish Homeowners across Judea and Samaria have been rejected by the court.

The left has been outright hostile to the idea, among other things because leftwing NGOs like Peace Now have based their very existence on seeking out potential Arab claimants to contest legal transactions between other Arab owners and the Jewish buyers. A fair market value solution would satisfy both the Arab claimants and the Jewish homeowners, but would leave many NGO agents without employment.

On Tuesday, Kipa published a letter from the residents of Amona, accusing the rightwing members of government, especially Bennett and Shaked, of a lackadaisical approach to Amona’s impending doom (a term actually used, in paraphrased form, by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman).

In the recording, obtained by Kipa, Bennett tells Habayit Hayehudi activists that he and Shaked “have decided to use a strategic solution and to stop gong after local solutions the way did in Amona and in Gush Etzion.” He continued: “Right now Ayelet and I are laboring very seriously over a single, large-scale strategic move which would solve all our problems.”

Bennett suggested several options, including the application of the Edmund Levy committee report which recommended imposing Israeli law on Area C of Judea and Samaria. “It might be a change in the government’s decision, it could also be the arrangement law,” Bennett said, referring to a bill being promoted by coalition MKs that compels Arab claimants to accept fair market value for their claims—a bill that was rejected four years ago by Prime Minister Netanyahu. But no matter which solution they choose, it’s going to go into effect within the next few weeks, Bennett promised in the recording.

Bennett blamed on previous Netanyahu governments the current mess in Amona, where as many as 17 homes have been slated for demolition by the Supreme Court, in a community that was designed and supported by the State. He voiced his support for an outline suggested by the Amona residents, known as the Absentee Property outline. Absentee property was the way the State of Israel in the past dealt with thousands of properties that had been left behind by Arabs who fled to Jordan and Egypt during the 1948-49 Israeli War of Independence. “After much resistance we have been able to pass the outline in the government, but we don’t yet have a complete guarantee that it would pass.”

As usual, the one possible deciding vote to kill a market value bill or a realignment of Amona, in a government with a decisive, pro-settlements majority, is the man at the helm, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who probably does not relish a new battle with the Administration during the lame duck season.

Justice Minister Shaked on Wednesday told Army Radio that the Amona residents share in the blame for their current emergency, since a year ago the Defense Ministry had offered them an alternative settlement near Shilo, and they refused. She acknowledged, however, the validity of their absentee property solution and promised to pursue it in the cabinet.

JNi.Media

BULLETPROOF – Let’s Talk About a Two State Solution! [audio]

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Oh yes, there IS Illegal building in Judea and Samaria, but you will not believe by whom! Today’s guest on the show: Josh Hasten who runs the international desk of Regavim. This was an AWESOME show!

BULLETPROOF 08Sept2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

A Guide to the 10 Principles of the PLO Two Stage solution, not the Two State Delusion

Monday, September 5th, 2016

{Originally posted to the Israel Behind the News website}

  1. PLO War Strategy.  In 1974, the P.L.O., at its 12th National Convention, adopted a “The Strategy of Stages” – to convey the impression of “moderation”, with the Stage I as the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state in areas vacated by Israel. Stage II involved the resumption of the “armed struggle” from an enhanced power base, so as to weaken Israel and prepare the takeover of all Palestine, in Stage III.
  2.  PLO Algeria/Potemkin Summit. In 1988, the PLO convened a summit in Algiers, reportedly to launch a state alongside Israel. We dispatched a journalist to cover the session. An AP memo greeted reporters, proclaiming that the Algiers summit would approve UN resolutions 242 and 338 and recognize  UN 181 and therefore  recognize Israel. Yet the Algiers summit never witnessed any such decisions. Instead, Algiers reaffirmed the PLO platform to liberate all of Palestine, by force of arms.
  3. PLO Non-Peace Accord.   Throughout August 1993, Israeli and PLO negotiators hammered out the DOP, the Declaration of Principles, as the basis of a peace accord on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993, signed by Arafat, Abbas, Rabin and Peres. The DOP mandated that Israel and the PLO were to ratify the accord. The Knesset did so on September 25. The PLO executive was set to ratify on October 6.  Pinhas Inbari, Al HaMishmar correspondent, flew to Tunis as the Israeli reporter to   witness PLO ratification. Yet Arafat greeted Inbari with the news that he could not get  a quorum and that no ratification of the DOP would take place. The next morning, PM Rabin’s spokesman confirmed to me that the DOP   was indeed not yet ratified and that he hoped that the PLO would eventually ratify the DOP. Yet FM Peres  sent a delegate to Tunis to congratulate Arafat on the ratification of the DOP. The Israeli consul in New York issued a statement of thanks to Arafat. To this day, the Oslo accord has yet to be ratified, and the PLO remains in a state of war with Israel.
  4. PLO Charter remains.  A most important expectation of the Middle East Peace Process  process was that the PLO would renounce the PLO Charter which mandated Israel’s obliteration.  US law went so far as to forbid  opening of a PLO office in the US, unless the PLO charter was cancelled. When the PLO convened the PNC to cancel the charter, on April 24, 1996, we dispatched crew to film  the event. We  engaged a leading expert on Palestinian affairs, Prof. Yehoshua Porat, to evaluate resolutions discussed. Porat had also been a  Meretz candidate for Knesset in 1992. Yet the PNC only formed a committee yet never cancelled the PLO charter. We sent the video and protocols of the session  to FM Peres and US Ambassador Indyk. Porath conducted a press conference to explain to the world that the PLO Charter was not annulled.  Yet Peres and Indyk congratulated Arafat on the cancellation of the PLO Charter, which enabled Arafat to enter the US a few days later and  open a PLO office in DC, which has remained open ever since. Within six months, both the Israeli and US governments acknowledged that the PLO covenant remained unchanged. In December, 1998, President Clinton attended  another PNC session to cancel the PLO covenant, but  PLO spokesman Yassid Abu Rabu informed the world that the PLO Covenant was not cancelled at that event.
  5. PLO Coordination with Hamas remains. When Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize, I asked the PLO leader at his triumphant press conference if he would crush Hamas. His answer said it all: “I do not understand the question. Hamas are my brothers”. Far from fighting Hamas, the Palestinian Authority has been financing  40% of the Hamas regime budget in Gaza and providing Hamas with weapons since May, 1995. It is understood that any election in the Palestinian entity would wind up in in a Hamas victory – and  result in terror rockets against all parts of Israel  not only in the Western Negev.
  6. PLO Claims all areas lost in 1948 .  On its maps, the PA defines all Israeli communities built in place  of pre 1948 Arab villages as “illegal settlements”. No compromise is possible when PLO theology  insists that all of Palestine is never to be shared with others.
  7. PLO  relegates  descendants of refugees from the 1948 to one place of residence – in the 59 “temporary” UNRWA refugee camps, under premise of their “inalienable Right of Return” to villages lost in 1948 . Even when the Palestinian Arab city of Rawabi was created, with open space that could accommodate thousands of Arab refugee descendants who now live in teeming overcrowded conditions, the PA will not allow the Arab refugees to dwell in Rawabi.
  8. The PLO has fostered a new war education curriculum to motivate every school child to kill Jews who live in Israeli communities that replaced Arab villages lost in 1948.
  9. PLO demands Jerusalem, all of Jerusalem. “East Jerusalem” is never mentioned as their demand in the Arabic language. “Holy Jerusalem” is the term used. Even Salem Fayad, described as a moderate PA leader, mentions Jerusalem, all of Jerusalem, in his master plan for a Palestinian state, not relinquishing the demand for full Arab sovereignty over the Jewish quarter, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
  10. The PLO has established a PA regime devoid of  human rights and civil liberties, which has evolved into a totalitarian dictatorship. Those who care about  Palestinian  human rights should ask where Palestinian human rights will best be protected…under a PLO dictatorial state of corruption  – or as a protected minority in Israel?
David Bedein

John Kerry’s Latest Solution To Terror Is Brilliantly Imbecilic

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

[Originally posted to the author’s blog, The Lid}

Relax America, Secretary of State John Kerry has figured out how to win the war on terrorism. His solution is so far beyond the line where ideas are considered moronic– it is almost brilliant in its stupidity.

We don’t need to destroy the terrorist forces.

We don’t have to negotiate with them, making all kinds of concession that will only lead to our own destruction the way John Kerry and Barack Obama did with the Iran deal.

According to John Kerry the way to stop terror is to stop covering it in the media. Really that’s all we have to do–if the media doesn’t cover it, no one will know about it and abracadabra…no terror!

“Kerry in Bangladesh: Media Should Cover Terrorism Less,” by Jeryl Bier, Weekly Standard, August 29, 2016:

During Secretary of State John Kerry’s first official visit to Bangladesh, he met with top Bangladeshi government officials and held a press conference at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Dhaka. In light of recent terror attacks in that country, Kerry addressed the problem of terrorism, including root causes and how the terrorists spread their message. The secretary said that the media could “do us all a service” by reducing coverage of terror attacks:

Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism. It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on. (Applause.)…

Who knew? If people didn’t know what was going on…there would be no terrorism.

WAIT A SECOND! Didn’t Kerry’s State Dept. also say that people join terrorist groups because they don’t have Jobs? Heck I was even willing to hire one to help the effort:

Granted no one wanted the job because the salary was too low (zero) but at least I tried.

But now it doesn’t matter, John Kerry has changed the State Dept.’s approach all we have to do is ignore the terrorism and it will go away. If reporting on terrorism makes terrorism happen, perhaps if sports pages stopped reporting the NY Jets blowing big games in the second half, they would finally win. Perhaps the reverse works, if people started reporting that I won a billion dollars–that would come to pass. According to Kerry’s logic it should work.

Jeff Dunetz

Moses Smashes Tablets At Seeing Nation Worship Two-State Solution

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

{Originally posted to the PreOccupied Territory website}

The leader of the Israelites returned from atop Mount Sinai this morning to find the people in wild, cultic dance around the Two-State Solution, and brought the orgy to an end by smashing the divine Tablets of the Covenant, eyewitnesses report.

Moses came down from his forty-day communing with the Almighty, holding two stone tablets engraved by God with the Ten Statements He had made during the Revelation at Sinai last month, to be placed in a special Ark as a testament to the special relationship between the Lord and His people. On the final day of the session, God alerted Moses that the people had strayed from the divine path and begun to revere the Two-State Solution.

Upon hearing the news Moses descended from the mountain and beheld the uncontrolled passion with which the masses were dancing about the idol they had adopted, and which blinded them to the destructive path down which they had embarked. He smashed the Tablets, burned the Two-State Solution, ground up its ashes, cast them in water, and forced the people to drink the mixture as if they were wayward wives suspected of infidelity.

“He was fuming,” recalled his brother Aaron, who had proffered the Two-State Solution to the people when they were on the verge of panic amid fears that an apparent delay in their leader’s scheduled return meant he had disappeared, leaving them rudderless. “I was just trying to delay them and to keep things from getting out of hand before Moses would come back and restore clarity. But I messed up – I underestimated the desperate passion driving this phenomenon. When my friend Hur tried to resist they killed him. It was a disaster.” Aaron confessed he felt forced to go along with the Two-State Solution Zeitgeist even though he did not support the movement.

Israelites who had not participated in the orgiastic delusion were recruited to conduct a military action against the worshipers, and the Lord sent a plague to further decimate them, bringing the casualties from the Two-State-Solution affair to 3,000. Moses then beseeched the Almighty not to destroy the people for their sin, even though God offered to have Moses himself be the progenitor of the replacement nation. Instead, Moses told the people, the consequences of their distorted, frenzied thinking would be visited upon them for all eternity, a measure of which would be present in all the misfortunes the nation of Israel will suffer throughout all subsequent history.

PreOccupied Territory

A Simple Solution for Peace

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

People on the Left like to ask the people on the Right, “What’s your solution for peace?”

But they’re not really asking that, because they refuse to even consider any of the practical and peaceful solutions put forward.

They’re really saying, the only solution they’ll accept is the creation of a Palestinian State, and peace is not part of that equation.

I’ll offer a solution anyway. I’ve mentioned it before.

Polls have shown that nearly all Gazans want to move elsewhere. Polls have show that the majority of Arabs in Judea and Samaria also want to move elsewhere.

What could be simpler than giving them money and a plane ticket to elsewhere?

They want to leave. Let’s help them.

We provide them with enough funds to get a comfortable start in another country.

We demand the other countries chip in and do their part for peace by accepting these new immigrants – who, by the way, are coming with money in their pockets.

Voila! Peace.

How about we give it a try.

JoeSettler

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