A PUBLIC CHALLENGE TO DERSHOWITZ - MARTIN SHERMAN
'I have now joined this distinguished company of people who get booed for advocating territorial compromise in the interest of peace. That’s why I will no longer lend my support to ‘far-right pep’ rallies of the kind I spoke at last week.'
– Alan Dershowitz, Jerusalem Post, May 5
"In many ways, Alan Dershowitz’s somewhat puerile and petulant response to the derisive reception he was given by the audience at The Jerusalem Post Second Annual Conference in New York late last month vividly underscores just how bankrupt “The Case for Two States” has become.
I challenge Dershowitz to respond to the queries I raise and to rebut my critiques of his proposal.
If he cannot, he should retract both the proposal and his pejorative portrayal of its critics. That would be no more than his moral and public duty."
- Martin Sherman
DEJA VU: PEACE IN OUR TIME - BY ISI LEIBLER
Nobody can call Isi Leibler an extreme right wing zealot, or fascist, as some of you on the left call me.
I would define Isi Leibler as a gentle centrist with realistic set of mind.
Even he is now convinced that the latest "peace" efforts by the Israeli government prodded by Secretary of State Kerry and Zipi Livni have zero chance of success.
Last night I watched, yet again, the BBC eye opener series on WWII written by Ian Kershaw. In the segment in which Neville Chamberlain is shown waiving the piece of paper he had signed with Hitler while proclaiming "Peace in our Time" the narration exclaims that Chamberlain should not be soley blaimed for his defeatist policies. It was the isolationist mood of the British people, following WWI, that propelled him. At that point, very few were prepared to listen to what Churchill had to say.
Now, remind yourselves for a moment of another defeatist speech in 2005 by then Israel's Vice PM Ehud Olmert carried in New York, in which he proclaimed that Israel was tired of wars. Sure enough, as it was with Chamberlain, Olmert's generous offer to Abu Mazen in 2008 of the Jewish territories of Judea and Samaria, was rejected by Abu Mazen the morning after it was made.
Following, please read Isi Leibler latest article on this crucial topic.
Will the Israeli government and the Israeli people ever learn from history?
OPEN LETTER TO THE ARAB LEAGUE - MORDECHAI KEDAR
Last week, the Arab League decided to resurrect, with minor changes, the old Saudi "Peace" Plan which laid burried under a mountain of dust (or sand).
The "new" offer seems to allow small land swaps between Israel and the "Palestinians" whereas in the past the Arab League demanded a full withdrawal from every inch of Judea and Samaria, liberated by Israel in 1967.
In exchage, the Arab League promises to offer Israel Arab diplomatic recognition.
I am sure you, my dear readers, can immediately see through this fraudulent proposition, but if not, here is Mordechai Kedar's OPEN LETTER TO THE ARAB LEADERS to refresh your memory and return you to reality.
ABBAS CAN'T MEET ISRAEL'S BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR PEACE - ARENS
While Zipi Livni, Israel's Justice Minister in charge of negotiations with the "Palestinians," is drooling with expectation for the "peace" miracle Secretary of State John Kerry is supposed to pull from his non-existing hat, Abu Mazen knows full well he cannot deliver Israel's basic requirements for peace. The question is, has anybody told this to Livni?
In a press conference in Rome yesterday, Livni salivated all over Kerry, while he remained cautious and quite reticent. A spokesman of the European Community today reiterated, yet again, Europe's insistence on Two States Solution, the very solution achieved already in 1921 when Churchill divided Palestine between the Arabs 78% and the Jews 22%.
While Syria is disintegrating into cantons (as it should), no official has figured out yet that the only possible solution is the one that exists already in Judea & Samaria, a type of self-ruled "Palestinian" autonomy in areas A and B affiliated with Israel, Jordan or both. Complete independence (army, air-force, permission to sign treaties, etc.) will never be achieved by the Arabs living in Judea & Samaria.
Israel will have to assume full sovereignty over these territories if Israel plans to survive. Israelis who do not delude themselves, who subscribe to reality and reject illusions - luckily the majority - know it, and so does Abu Mazen.
All the above, and I have not yet mentioned the unsolvable question of the Arab refugees and their millions of descendants. Abu Mazen demands their return to Israel, but even their absorption in a "Palestinian" state in Judea & Samaria would become a demographic calamity beyond control.
I do not think Moshe Arens needs a renewed introduction. Below you will find his article on the subject.
ABU MAZEN MEETS CHINA'S PRESIDENT XI JINPING
CHINESE ONE-SIDED PROPOSAL NEEDS LOTS OF WORK - ROSENTHAL
Somewhere, probably in outerspace, dwells an invisible force that brings upon us in cyclical regularity the curse of Oslo and the Two States Solution.
Even worse, are those Israeli leaders who continue to ignore the glaring experiences of the past and insist upon pushing Israel towards her demise.
If you still need further explanations why the latest "peace" proposals, from Kerry and Qatar to China, are not only unattainable but put Israel in enormous danger, the following superb article by Vic Rosenthal of www.fresnozionism.org, will help you understand.
ISRAEL - THE LITTLE HAPPY COUNTRY By CAROLINE GLICK
"Take the Chinese. Last July China signed a deal with Israel to build an inland port in Eilat and a 180- km. freight railway to connect Eilat to Israel's Mediterranean ports in Ashdod and Haifa. The purpose of the project is to build an alternative to the Suez Canal, in Israel. The Chinese look at the region, and they see that Egypt is a failed state that can't even afford its wheat imports. The future of shipping along the Suez Canal is in doubt with riots in Port Said and Suez occurring on a regular basis."
"On the other hand, Israel is a stable, prosperous, successful democracy that keeps moving from strength to strength. When the freight line is completed, as far as the global economy is concerned, Israel will become the most strategically important country in the region."
"At that point, sometime between 1996 and 2000, Israelis began creating large families and embracing the free market."
"Today, with an average of three children per family, Israelis are the fecund outliers of the industrial world. And as David Goldman at PJ Media has demonstrated, there is a direct correlation between children and human happiness. This is why fruitful Israelis have the lowest suicide rate in the industrial world. When you have children, you have a future."
"At 65, Israel is becoming a mature, responsible, prosperous and powerful player in the international arena. The only thing we need to ensure that we enjoy the fruits of our labors is security. And the one thing we can do to squander it all is place our hopes in "peace." And so we won't, ever again." C.G.
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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR ROBERT VINCENT
AGAINST ALL ODD ( AND REASON) - ROBERT VINCENT
Against all odds (and reason):
Why the Obama administration is still beating the dead horse known as the “Two State Solution”
By Robert Vincent
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THE TWO STATES SOLUTION: HISTORY'S NEGATION - VICTOR SHRPE
"I have long urged Israelis and pro-Israelis alike to stop using the term, “settlements,” in English when describing Jewish communities in Israel and, instead, begin calling them by what they are; villages, towns or cities. After all, Arab communities are always referred to as villages, not settlements, even though many have existed for fewer years than many Jewish villages. This is a double standard as you will see later in this article.
"This word in English has now become a pejorative term indicating that the Jewish communities are an alien and colonial presence imposed upon another people’s land. This is a blatant falsehood and puts fact upon its head for it is the Arabs who are largely an alien presence within the biblical and ancestral Jewish homeland and particularly in its very heartland known as Judea and Samaria (aka the West Bank)." V.S.
OBAMA IN ISRAEL - STEPHEN J. KRAMER
"The question is, how much do the president’s statements to Israelis mean when taken in the context of promises previously made by former presidents. We’ve been burned before by “amnesia” on the part of sitting presidents." S.J.K.
In this important article you will find a partial list of statements made by sitting presidents, with bolding added.
THE FOX & THE RAVEN - THOUGHTS ON A VISIT - YUVAL ZALIOUK
Whether Obama had a genuine change of heart or was forced to have it by circumstances, one thing is abundantly clear: During his visit his attitude, actions and statements were diametrically opposed to those of his first term. One might say that short of mainly two big mistakes (see below), Obama’s visit to Israel was picture perfect.
The likelihood of Obama getting drowned in the shifting sands of the Middle East, like all the US Presidents before him, must be a daunting possibility for him. He already demonstrated his reluctance to intervene in Syria, and do not forget, he let the Europeans do the dirty job of bringing down Kaddafi. Obama is escaping from involvement (Iraq, Afghanistan), not increasing it.
So what’s left for Obama to do? How can he restore America’s diminishing deterrence to which he contributed so much in his first term? How can he restore his faltering reputation in the international arena? How can he atone for the incredible mess his policies created in the Middle East? How can he repent for dropping America’s best allies like Mubarak?
The answer and only choice left is Israel, and the biggest elephant of all – IRAN.
TIME TO ABANDON THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION - TED BELMAN
The peace process reached an impasse over four years ago if not a decade ago. The PA has refused to negotiate without receiving major concessions in advance. President Obama was not able to kick start negotiations even though he came out in favour of a settlement based on ’67 lines plus swaps. Nor could Israel do so, notwithstanding her ten month settlement freeze.
Important article by Ted Belman of www.israpundit.com
OBAMA, BEWARE OF BENEVOLENT ETHNOCENTRISM - ETTINGER
"The tectonic history of international relations, from time immemorial attests that Free World leaders — who represent a global minority — should avoid the delusion that most non-democratic societies would depart from their centuries-old values, preferring engagement to confrontation, peace over war, tolerance over fanaticism and freedom over oppression, if offered adequate diplomatic and economic incentives." Y.E.
This excellent article contains a chronology of western attempts to "change" the Arabs and Islamic countries from the 1960s, through Oslo to today's Iran, all of course failed.
ON CAROLINE GLICK'S SPEECH IN LONDON - YUVAL ZALIOUK
The "Palestinians" have demanded that all Israeli Jews who live in Judea & Samaria (about 750,000 including Jerusalem) must be evicted to the last Jew as a pre-condition to establishing a "Palestinian" state in Judea & Samaria.
ABBAS in Cairo, April 2010: "I would not agree that there will live among us even a single Israeli on Palestinian land.”
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TACTICAL VISIT TO ISRAEL - YORAM ETTINGER
President Obama's March 2013 visit to the Middle East, including Israel, could signal a significant policy-change from his June 2009 visit, which excluded Israel.
On the other hand, the introduction of the John Kerry (State Department) — Chuck Hagel (Pentagon) — John Brennan (CIA) team of "Palestine Firsters" may suggest that the March visit could merely be a tactical-change in pursuit of the same policy.
KNOW YOUR ENEMY - AMAL Al-HAZZANI
"I would like to thank those who showered me with a torrent of angry correspondence about my previous article on Israel, who accused me of calling for a normalization of relations, promoting the Hebrew language, and glorifying Israeli liberalism.
This response was to be expected because I breached a taboo. However, I am sorry to say to those people, despite my appreciation of their opinions, that their outrage will not change the reality. Israel will remain as it is; a small state but stronger than the rest of the Arab world." A. Al-Hazzani
WHAT OCCUPATION? By EFRAIM KARSH
Few subjects have been falsified so thoroughly as the recent history of the West Bank and Gaza.
ON THE FAILURE TO ADOPT THE LEVY REPORT - MOSHE AUMANN
The following article by the eminent Moshe Aumann, is a short summation of the legal Issues regarding Israel's just claims in Judea & Samaria (West Bank).
I suggest you all read and learn this important subject which is at the heart of the Middle East conflict and which the UN, the left, academia, the left media and almost all petroleum thirsty western countries are trying to resolve based on Arab lies and propaganda.
The only way to resolve the Middle East conflict is by adhering to legality, justice, objectivity and truth. Anything less is but illusions without a chance to ever work.
Please print this excellent short article and keep it for every day reference.
BUILDING SETTLEMENTS IN JUDEA & SAMARIA IS LEGAL - BENZIMRA
First and foremost, the first five pages of the Levy Report ("Legal Argument") clearly summarizes why Israel is not an occupying power in Judea and Samaria – and East Jerusalem - and, therefore, why the settlements are not illegal.
WHY A TWO - STATE SOLUTION WILL NEVER WORK - BARRY SHAW
What will happen when you have pressured Israel into allowing a Palestinian entity to take hold on the 1967 borders, an entity that is taken over by a radical Islamic force bent on Israel’s destruction?
There is no place for you Jews among us, and you have no future among the nations of the world. You are headed for annihilation. – Mahmoud Zahar.
Death to Israel! – Heard at most anti-Israel demonstrations.
I will never recognize the Jewish state, not in a thousand years! – Mahmoud Abbas
From the river to the sea, from the north to the south, this is our land, our homeland. There will be no relinquishing even an inch of it. Israel is illegitimate and will remain so throughout the passage of time. It belongs to us and not the Zionists – Khaled Mashaal
ILL-CONSIDERED, INAPPROPRIATE AND INADEQUATE - MARTIN SHERMAN
In response to the Palestinians UN initiative for non-member statehood, Israel must impose permanent penalties, not make provocative proclamations.
ILL-CONSIDERED, INAPPROPRIATE AND INADEQUATE - PART II
In response to the Palestinians UN initiative for non-member statehood, Israel must impose permanent penalties, not make provocative proclamations.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE EDMOND LEVI
THE UNOCCUPIED TERRITORIES - DROR EYDAR
This article is in continuation to the findings of Edmond Levi's Committee findings posted yesterday (see next article).
The biggest news story of the week, perhaps of the year, slipped under the media radar yesterday: Edna Adato of Israel Hayom revealed the main points of a report drafted by the Committee to Examine the State of Construction in Judea and Samaria, headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levi. The report touches upon the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and makes sense of the matter.
The committee also concludes: "From the viewpoint of international law, statutes regarding the 'occupation' are inapplicable due to the special legal and historical circumstances regarding the decades-long Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria.
Now a world war will ensue against the report and against Levi.
All the old arguments and slandering tactics will be dusted off and put to use; left-wing organizations will enlist the help of their friends from across the globe, and the alienated juridical elite will fight against the most natural thing to us as a people: the return to our homeland, the cradle of our nationhood.
There is no need to become over-excited; this is exactly what this government was elected for. It is the will of most of the people, and it is also a historical decree.
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ENHANCED ISRAELI REALISM - YORAM ETTINGER
"Realism has been the secret behind Jewish survival over the last 4,000 years. Enhanced realism is a prerequisite for the survival of the Jewish state in the conflict-ridden Middle East."
"Israelis are becoming increasingly realistic and realizing that Arabs cannot be expected to share a genuine peace with the “infidel” Jewish state, as they have failed to live in peace with one another for at least 1,400 years."
"Recent findings by a June 12, 2012 Maagar Mochot poll, published by Israel Hayom on Tuesday, reflect a shift in the Israeli state of mind, from the euphoric days of the 1993 Oslo Accords up until the recent eruption of the tectonic “Arab Street.""
Another important pivotal article from the revealing pen of Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger.
At long last, is the Israeli public waking up from the fallacy of the 1993 Oslo Accords?
For the article, please click below.
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