Poppies along Derech Alon – Shlomi Springer/Arutz Sheva Gallery of Israel #863
BibleSearchers Reflections – Where in the world are a national people living from the beginnings of antiquity that are surrounded by nations who despise them and wish for their extermination? If this were to happen in any of the European countries, Russia or the United States the politics of the United Nations would be vastly different. Yet, these are the same national entities that are forcing a reality upon the State of Israel that they would not accept for themselves.
Let us assume that a Palestinian State actually becomes a reality. History would suggest that this model has already been tried before. The Chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler, unable to take over the highly fortified Nation of Czechoslovakia that was surrounded by natural defenses of mountains, sought to allure the west to allow him to protect the interests of ethnic German nationals living within Czechoslovakia. As documented in BibleSearchers Reflections, in the sub-article, “The Jews, Hitler, the Holocaust and the Time of Jacob’s Troubles”, we read:
BibleSearchers Reflections – “Nazi expansionism began in earnest in 1939. They had already taken over the Saarland by a plebiscite vote in January, 1935, and then in March 12, 1938, they took over Austria. In the Munich Conference on September 28 and 29, 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain abandoned the most prosperous and most democratic country in central Europe, along with the leaders of France and Italy, when they conceded that the three million ethnic Germans living in the region in Czechoslovakia where they were a minority, could have autonomy within the center of the country of Czechoslovakia.
The morale of the story was that Chamberlain’s name has gone down with infamy in history for selling out the destiny of the third strongest nation in Europe. The citizens of the Nation of Czechoslovakia would first come under Nazi control and then pawned out to the Russians to remain under the communist control all through the Cold War.
This same model is being used again in the Land of Israel, this time to the people chosen to be G-d’s light to the nations. If the sell-out of Israel were to succeed, here is a foretaste of what will happen not to the Jewish Zionists, the Jewish globalists, the Jewish internationalists, the Jewish secularists, but to the Jewish orthodox, who are worshipping the G-d of Israel and keeping their covenant with their G-d. The anger of the G-d of Israel will have no bounds even against the Lost Tribes of Israel in America and Northern Europe, who have participated in such infamy.
Let us now turn to the Jerusalem Post in the article titled; “Between Principle and Peril”:
Jerusalem Post – “It is perhaps somberly appropriate to address this issue of settlers remaining in a future Palestinian state one week after a state investigation committee made its final report on the failed resettlement of the Jewish expellees from the Gaza Strip. Five years from the announcement by Ariel Sharon's agitprop that there was a solution for every settler, most of the expellees are still in limbo.
If this was the best the government could do for the 9,000 former residents of Gaza and Northern Samaria, it is hard to expect a superior performance if such a tragedy is revisited on a population that is twentyfold larger. Once the Israeli peace camp could expect international largesse to resettle the expellees, but the current global financial crisis and the prevailing winds of austerity dash such optimism.
The fear of serious resistance to expulsion orders also accounts for the renewed interest in a solution that leaves many Jewish communities within a Palestinian state. It will require the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria to make a Hobbesian choice between principle and peril.
The principled and patriotic decision would be for the communities to remain in place. Jewish "sumud" (steadfastness) will demonstrate to the Arabs that Jews are not latter day Crusaders – an alien entity – but are motivated by their religious and historical link to the land of their forefathers.
The sages in the Talmud, perhaps observing a similar predicament in their era, opined that it is preferable for a Jew to live in the land of Israel even in a city with a non-Jewish majority than to live outside it in an ancient version of Borough Park in Brooklyn.
It is also a matter of simple reciprocity. If an Israeli state can be expected to host an Arab minority approaching 20 percent, then a neighboring Palestinian state can be expected to do the same for Jewish communities rather than emptying its territory of Jews.
UNFORTUNATELY, THE issue of principle clashes seriously with the perilous reality on the ground. There are no prospects whatsoever that would allow a Jewish minority in a Palestinian state to survive and prosper. Jews electing to remain will consign themselves to suffering and probably martyrdom. And martyrdom in Judaism is a last resort, not the preferred option.
The benign treatment accorded British nationals in the Republic of Ireland once that country had attained its independence will not be revisited in a future Palestine. Observe the fate of Jewish communities throughout the Arab world, where even the minuscule remnants of the Yemenite Jewish community face persecution and mortal danger.
One can also extrapolate from the dwindling Arab Christian communities: persecution by the Muslim majority has made emigration the preferred option; Bethlehem, once a symbol of Arab Christianity, is effectively a Muslim town. If this is the treatment accorded people who share a similar culture and speak the same language, can Jews expect greater benevolence?
A newly independent Palestine can be expected to honor Jewish minority rights at best on the level that newly independent Poland adhered to the provisions of the League of Nations minority treaty – i.e., it will ignore them totally. The Kingdom of Jordan imposes a death penalty on anyone convicted of selling land to Jews. In Israel, by contrast, when the chief Rabbi of Safed exhorted Jews not to sell houses to Arabs, the Israeli legal system came down upon him like a ton of bricks. One may not even have to resort to pogroms.
Dominating the remaining Jewish communities will be mega-mosques with mammoth loudspeakers that will regale the Jews 24/7 with decibel splitting calls to prayer. Perhaps the new neighbors will be toxic and noxious factories. If the Jews fail to get the message, we will move on to boycotts, violence against property escalating to violence against individuals, followed by abduction, detention and murder.
For form's sake, a Palestinian leader may even issue an intermittent denunciation (preferably in English), but the perpetrators will receive an encouraging wink and a reward. The international community will not lift a finger for fear of endangering the "peace process." The voices of progressivism will intone that the settlers brought it on themselves.
Perhaps a Palestinian state may tolerate a supine Jewish minority that will dutifully appear at anti- Zionist demonstrations. The Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria however will not abjure their Zionist beliefs to make this scenario a reality, while the Arabs will not countenance the presence of a Jewish Ahmed Tibi assertive of Jewish minority rights.
This inevitable scenario could be deterred if the Palestinian state feared a crushing military reaction from Israel or violent retribution from the Jewish populace in Israel that would transpose the situation into the Greco-Turkish case of the 1920s or India and Pakistan in 1947, namely a mutual expulsion of minorities. But this eventuality would be thwarted by Israel's human rights cartel and legal establishment, while military conquest will only bring us back to square one in the conflict and perhaps exacerbate it further.”
Credit to Amiel Ungar – “Between Principle and Peril” – June 23, 2010 – Jerusalem Post
BibleSearchers Reflections Series “Settlements: Jewish Opportunity or Jewish Martyrdom”
Go to “Unsettled Settlements – Northern Israel: A World of Opportunity Awaits” – Part One
Go to “Unsettled Settlements – Jewish Martyrdom in a Palestinian State: Not a Live Option” – Part Two
Go to “Unsettled Settlements – Christian Tax-Exempt Funds aid Jewish Settlements in the West Bank – Part Three
Go to “UnSettled Settlements - Christian Evangelicals and Jewish Orthodox’s Devotion to the Jewish Settlements in West Bank” – Part Four
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