As the Palestinian State Peace accord negotiations were launched into a nine month marathon trying to carve out a Palestinian State in the “mountains of Israel” the legal patriots of Israel submitted a “mammoth jurists' petition” to the European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton stating that the European Union and her partisans are legally wrong in the continued international threat stating that the Jewish towns and communities in Shomron (Samaria) and Judea are legal for one reason only. The “1967 lines” do not exist in international law. This letter was signed by over 1,000 jurists around the world.
The signatories include the following: the former justice minister Prof. Yaakov Ne'eman; former UN Ambassaor Dr. Meir Rosen; Britain's Baroness Prof. Ruth Deech, Prof. Eliav Shochetman and Prof. Talia Einhorn.
They also include legal jurists and scholars from 24 nations of the world; United States, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and, of course, Israel.
The spark that united this international initiative was Dr. Alan Baker, the former ambassador of Israel to Canada and now the legal advisor to the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Currently Alan Baker heads the International Action Division of the Legal Forum for Israel.
Earlier in 2012, it was Alan Baker who was a member of a three-person committee called the Levy Committee that was headed by the former Supreme Court Judge Edmond Levy. It was their legal opinion that Judea and Samaria were not “occupied territories”.
As Ambassador Alan Baker stated:
Former Ambassador Alan Baker – “There is no such thing as the 1967 lines… There never was such a thing. The matter of the borders is on the agenda of the negotiations, The EU cannot dictate a subject that is on the agenda of the negotiations.
The pre-1967 lines are (1949) armistice lines. These are not recognized lines or security lines. In the Oslo process, it was agreed between us and the Palestinians that the matter of borders will be negotiated. The term ‘1967 lines’ does not appear anywhere in our agreement with the Palestinians, therefore it is a legal and factual aberration to determine that these are our lines.”
Unknown to the international community was the that the legal clause in the Geneva Convention had nothing to do with human settlements especially with the State of Israel, it had to do with the Nazi forced transfer of populations during World War II. As Alan Baker explained:
Former Ambassador Alan Baker – “The second thing is the determination that the settlements are illegal according to international law. It is true that most of the world thinks so, but that does not make it true legally. Legally, the clause in the Geneva Convention that they use to say that settlements are illegal was not intended to refer to cases like our settlements, but to prevent the forced transfer of populations by the Nazis. This is not relevant to the Israeli settlements.”
So now we can see the great divisions, where the Roman Catholic control of the European Union is now seeking to cross the great divide and take control of the State of Israel. As the spiritual enlightenment of the Jews in the land of Israel began to rise with the election of the new Netanyahu government in January 2013, we saw also a major shift in the political opinions of the Jewish people to the right.
It was the Jewish Home leader, Naftali Bennett who criticized the Netanyahu government during the Spring election campaign that their building announcements were not back up by the equivalent amount of construction on the ground. As Bennet stated:
Naftali Bennet – “Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital for 3,000 years, so I don't know why we have to talk about building in Jerusalem. One of our tasks in the next government is ensuring that these words are turned into action, because in all of these areas nothing has been built to date.”
During the same campaign week, the Israeli planning committees gave final planning approval towards Jerusalem building projects that stated that 4,000 new housing units would be built. One of them, called Givat Hamatos was to be the first new Israeli neighborhood in East Jerusalem in more than a decade. It appeared that the numbers of housing units were not as important as where they would be built would block the international effort to divide the city of Jerusalem into Jewish and Arab sections in order to serve as capitals for a dual Palestinian and an Israeli state.
It was the European Union Foreign Affairs chief, Catherine Ashton, who blew up over this announcement just as the American State Department called the Israeli building plans “a pattern of provocative action" that puts peace "further at risk”, when this Lost Israelite cried out!”
Catherine Ashton – “"I strongly oppose this unprecedented expansion of settlements around Jerusalem.”
The question no one seems to answer, “Whose peace are we talking about?” Is it American peace or European peace that we are talking about? Are the Israeli people going to get any peace, or will they be pushed out again like Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip in 2005, to live in shelters for years and when a peace accord is signed. Will they be willing to lose the privilege to live in the land that their Jewish forefathers once lived and allow their biblical tribal homeland roots be given to Arab settlers who will then be made Judenrein (Jewish-free)? Will they, without a civil war, allow this whole region be uprooted in a genocidal effort by the Palestinian people to destroy any memory, ancient or modern of the Jewish people?
For that matter, according to a recent Destination Yisrael article, the United Nation’s Human Rights Panel have already “Charged Israel’s Settlements with ‘War Crimes’ and ‘Ethnic Cleansing’, yet the Jewish people ask, who will protect the Jewish from Islamic Genocide?” At the same time, Destination Yisrael also reported that the “Patriots and Pioneers of Israel in a Massive Change of Spiritual Consciousness on Shomron and Judea are stating; ‘It’s Time to move from Occupation to Sovereignty.’”
The rise of the Jewish people in mass are beginning to declare that it was time to claim sovereignty over their homeland and they have done this by voting with their feet to visit the region of Shomron and Judea with their affirmation that “This Land if my Land.” This has been part of a major demographic support of the Jewish patriots who have been building homes and towns in the Jewish communities in Shomron and Judea, the same lands that the Palestinian government claims belongs to them. Also this major shift of tourism to the regions of Shomron and Judea to visit and see the biblical homeland of the Jewish people and the ancestors of the whole House of Israel including the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel is also increasing their enlightenment of what they may lose if the Netanyahu government caves into the international clamor to “drive out the Jews. The response of the Jewish people has been remarkable and enlightening.
What is even more amazing will be the future revelation that the American and European international clamor against the Jewish biblical settlements has been coming from the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel living in Europe and America. They (Lost Tribes) are the ones who are still lost to their own biblical and tribal identity.
When the G-d of Israel begins His wooing to His ancient people who so much wanted to rebel against the G-d of Israel, if the Lost Ten Tribes do not respond in repentance willingly, He will then give them a “harsh king” or “global catastrophes” that will “drive them from the lands of their dwellings.” Now, they will want to “come home to the lands of their forefathers.” When interviewed by The Jewish Press, Alan Baker was asked the following question:
The Jewish Press – “As one of three appointees to the Levy Committee, you concluded in the Levy Report that Israel’s presence in the West Bank is not occupation and that the Israeli settlements are legal under international law. Can you explain how you arrived at that conclusion?
Ambassador Alan Baker – “This was nothing new. This has always been Israel’s position, from the day after the entry into the West Bank. Meir Shamgar, who became chief justice and then military advocate general, wrote in 1967-68 that this cannot be considered occupation because we haven’t occupied it from a sovereign country. Jordan was there illegally.”
The reality is, the Jews were there first, but today the stakes are being set. Nations are taking sides. As the prophetic picture continues to unfold, the “nations of the world” will come against Jerusalem and then it will be all over for the battle of GogUMogog will leave their remains on the battlefield, and the power of HaShem, the G-d of Israel will become supreme throughout all the world. So also, today also the stakes are being set in the hearts and minds of the Lost 10 Tribes of the House of Israel, and also in the minds of their brothers the Jews living in the Land of Israel and all around the diaspora.
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The prophecies are clear that the G-d of Israel will fulfill what He has promised to fulfill so that peace can restored to all the earth. Part of that prophecy is the restoration of All Israel. This is not a conditional prophesy and neither is it a Jewish prophesy, but we will be restored back into brotherhood and fellowship with our brothers, the Jews of the House of Judah (Ezekiel 37). This Biblical portrayal includes Prophecies that the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel are about to return to the Land of their Biblical Inheritance. This is Divine Destiny in living reality as the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel return to their Homelands first in Shomron (Samaria), Israel.
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