I feel like I’m constantly repeating myself, writing the same message but changing words and syntax. How long will it take for the State of Israel and the Jewish World to admit, to realize, to internalize that we are in very serious danger?
Ever since the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin offered the Arabs what he called “autonomy” thirty-five years ago, it has been clear to me that a very big and dangerous Pandora’s Box had been opened.
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in a speech to the Knesset outlined his ideas for the future of the Palestinians in the disputed territories. Excerpts:.Autonomy Plan for the West Bank and Gaza Strip (December 28, 1977) … With the establishment of peace we shall propose the introduction of an administrative autonomy for the Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip on the basis of the following principles: The administration of the military rule in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip will be abolished. In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip an administrative autonomy of, by and for the Arab residents will be established… (from the Jewish Virtual Library, complete text)
Begin opened the dike. Little drops become a flood. You can’t sweep a flood of water into a corner and control it.
It got much worse when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that he supported the “two state solution” five years ago. Begin’s “autonomy plan” had metamorphosed into a state for the “Palestinians.” And it doesn’t help that both of those Likud leaders had tacked all sorts of provisos, restrictions, conditions on their plans/proposals.
Words take on wings and can’t be taken back.
Now more and more countries and international bodies are recognizing this “state” that has as its main aim and goal the destruction of the State of Israel. That “little detail” doesn’t bother them. They don’t care if Israel is destroyed and replaced by an Arab country called “Palestine.” They sincerely believe that we destroyed and took over an earlier “Palestine.” They consider us the usurpers, the invaders, the occupiers.
The Arabs won’t be pacified or satisfied if they are just given Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley. They want Jerusalem, not Shiloh, Herzliya, not Efrat.
Paula Stern explained it very clearly in her recent It’s about Israel, Stupid:
…There were NO settlements in 1948 when the powerful combined forces of more than five nations invaded the newly declared State of Israel. The goal was clear – they said it with their own mouths at a time when politically correct was a non-existent concept, genocide was still fresh on the minds of most humans, and the Arabs weren’t smart enough to temper their English messages. They would, they promised – push the Jews into the sea. That’s right – the sea.
Why is it that what is so clear to me and people like Paula aren’t seen and acted on by our Israeli Government?
We must stop it now, before it becomes a tidal wave a tsunami against us! The lesson we must learn from the Nazi Holocaust is that we have no allies!
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu must rescind his support of a Palestinian State!