Israel and the Palestinian Arabs: a dead-end cul-de-sac. BRILLIANT ARTICLE

Israeli leaders today are preoccupied with being seen as “anti-Bibi”.and have no need for pessimism. Or realism, it seems. So let us offer the cynicism. Op-ed.

By Meir Jolovitz, INN

Paul Harvey, for four decades an icon of American broadcasting history, was often referred to as the most listened to voice in radio history. For two generations this conservative storyteller brought us the news, and established a repository of witty observations that defined his expressive and always eloquent style. Among his frequently quoted quips was this gem: “If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will.”

Perspicacious observers of Israeli political affairs would concur with Harvey’s wisecrack and readily recall how often that has been the case; in fact, as often as every time one finds reason to be optimistic about finding some détente with an adversary still dedicated to your demise.

Modern Israeli diplomatic history – as it has engaged the fraudulent Palestinian Arab issue – is rich, and cursed, with examples of how a false optimism created more problems than it ever thought might be solved. Israel’s willingness to accede (read: capitulate) to a bogus argument that the conflict between two people is indeed territorial has done nothing more than perpetuate the falsehood that there really does exist a “Palestinian issue.” And every time Israeli leaders claim they are willing to negotiate the proper place to draw those lines, providing the Jewish State with safe and secure borders, they delegitimize their own claims to lines anywhere.

And yet, the irresponsible folly continues.

With Israel’s own foreign ministry arguing for years that the post-1967 territories were “disputed”, the Palestinians have never referred to them as anything other than “occupied.” More on that later.

Only veteran observers of Middle East affairs remember the days, yesteryear, when they argued over the semantics and intent of UN Resolution 242, and later 338. The truth seemed inconsequential then, and it is forgotten today. While Israel was arguing that the defensive nature of that war gave the Jewish State a legitimate claim that the captured lands (certainly strategic parts) could be retained, its enemies were not even ready to concede that the pre-war lands were legitimate.

It was not the Palestinian Arabs who have changed. It is the Israelis. And each concession that is endemic to that change reinforces the Muslim resolve.

On September 12, the news wires reported three concurrent and overlapping comments made by the three leading figures of Israel’s foreign policy: Naftali Bennett, Yair Lapid, and Benny Gantz. Each in its own right goes beyond some inane optimistic miscalculation. It exposes instead, that the Israelis are certainly less committed to their own principles than the Arabs are to theirs. Or worse – that the Israelis keep reinterpreting their principles, du jour.

First, Bennett, serving as a veritable place-holder as prime minister until succeeded by Lapid in August 2023, offered us this: Despite past promises to the contrary, he announced that Israel is considering reauthorizing the controversial Qatari cash transfers to Gaza. The reason: Because, we are told, Israeli security officials determined that Hamas is inclined to escalate tensions on the border if the monies are not soon transferred.

Second, and in kind, Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid called for a rehabilitation of Gaza in exchange for a suspension of terror attacks directed at Israel. In a plan that he called “economy-for-security”, Lapid suggested the Jewish State offer to compensate its genocidal adversaries, offering as well, the construction of an artificial island that would serve as a massive port, and also the construction of a “transportation link” across Israeli territory that would then connect Gaza with the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria.

Footnote: A quick reminder to those who might have just awakened from a coma the past few months: this comes on the heels of a mini-war that Hamas had launched against the Jewish State in May, when the 4360 rockets rained down, sending a significant segment of Israel’s citizens to eleven nights in bomb shelters.

And finally, the third, Defense Minister Benny Gantz. In an interview with Foreign Policy, Gantz announced that Israel would be willing to accept a return to a United States-negotiated nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, indicating a strategic shift in Israeli policy. There was an even greater need for concern. Gantz, according to reliable sources, only three weeks before had promised PA President Mahmoud Abbas that he would work cooperatively to facilitate the establishment of a 2-State Solution.

All three architects of a new Israeli foreign policy have spoken repeatedly of a trust placed with the same Joe Biden Administration which has spoken of a rapprochement with the Palestinian Authority – and, no less, with Hamas. All three – like children playing with a new toy they have been given. A toy that they quite readily abuse. And all three, in order to further separate themselves from the Likud-led government of the past dozen years – which they are quick to criticize and often condemn – have expressed an optimism as they tether Israel’s future to Biden, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Robert Malley, Hady Amr, John Kerry, Samantha Power, Maher Bitar, and Susan Rice.

For those new to the politics of foreign affairs, simply Google “Israel’s enemies in the American government.” If you land on the right site, you’ll find these same names.

Oh yes, add one more. Mahmoud Abbas, who is viewed by that aforementioned list of foreign policy ‘experts’ as Israel’s peace partner in any negotiations. He, as head of the PA, will be the one getting what Israel will be expected to give.

One doesn’t have to read the tea leaves. Israel’s left-leaning coalition government has decided to demonstrate that it is willing to put aside history, politics, and yes, the truth, if it finds favor with the rest of the world. And the Arabs have noticed.

For the present Israeli government, there is no need for pessimism. Or realism, it seems. So let us offer the cynicism.

The inability or unwillingness to look at this the generations-old conflict and the subsequent decades-old failed peace process through the long lens and draw the obvious conclusions will have long-lasting catastrophic repercussions. Israeli leaders today are preoccupied with being seen as the “anti-Bibi”. Particularly in Washington and in Europe. Sure, at the UN as well.

Because there is so much that needs to be unpacked in examining the latest version of a “New Middle East”, let us focus on one very elementary misunderstanding of the conflict. When fully understood – a relatively logical ask of anyone with a brain and a pulse – it renders the discussion of all the other secondary or tertiary issues as almost meaningless. Moot.

Especially with the “so-called” supporters of Israel, among whom, too few are paying attention.

Despite the optimism that is inherent to the belief that a territorial compromise can solve the divide between Arabs and Jews, Israel’s enemies keep reminding us that they are indeed – enemies. They speak it loudly enough. And we continue not to listen, nor hear.

November 29. It was the date, in 1947, when the UN General Assembly passed Resolution 181, the Partition Plan that was to solve the dispute between Arabs and Jews in Mandated Palestine. What followed in the subsequent decades is a history known to all.

On September 24, 2021 – while speaking virtually to the UN General Assembly – Mahmoud Abbas, indicated that the Palestinians Arabs, if denied their right to claim all post-June 4, 1967 “occupied” territories, were now ready to affirm the territorial boundaries as per the 1947 resolution. Yes, 1947! Pictured behind Abbas as he spoke, delivering an ultimatum to Israel, were a series of four large maps. The first, was labeled “Historic Palestine” (which never existed) but without that area of Transjordan that was already truncated – the 77% of the original British Mandate given to the Arabs a quarter century before the partition plan. It was pictured sequentially beside three others, graphically depicting stages of Israeli “expansion”. 1947. 1967. And finally 2020. All, in English. Nothing hidden here. But no one was looking.

The problem is transparent, and still, it is ignored.

It is all about “occupation”. And the optimism of morons with the inability to understand that.

Supporters of Israel are quick to remind us that Israel has offered the Palestinian Arabs almost all of the “occupied” territories, through several peace initiatives. Each overture was met by Arab rejectionism (beginning even in the weeks following the Six Day War). Most notably, Israel’s vanquished adversaries have said no to Benjamin Netanyahu in 1998, Ehud Barak in 2000, Ehud Olmert in 2008. And to Netanyahu again in 2014 in negotiations that never really materialized.

And Israeli spokesmen scratch their heads in bewilderment, unable to fathom why, when offered 96 percent of the occupied territories, the Arabs say no.

Actually, it is rather easy to understand – unless one fears that it might shatter the false optimism upon which you build your hopes. “Occupied” lands for proponents of Israel is very different from the Arab understanding of occupied lands. The former naively believe that it refers to the post-1967 acquisition of territory. The Arabs, as affirmed quite frequently throughout Palestinian press releases, and through its social media, argue otherwise. For them it is 1949. And, as Abbas now hints – 1947.

Intellectual integrity allows no interpretation of Arab rejectionism other than the obvious, so we look at the numbers. They expose the myth that most so willingly choose to embrace.

The Arabs have an entirely different perspective of what was “occupied.” For them, all of Israel is occupied. Not only the acquisition in 1967, but in 1948. Everything. Israel proper, and later, the territories of Judea and Samaria (including Jerusalem), Gaza, and the Golan Heights. Today, most political pundits and virtually all so-called experts (they are clearly not) speak of the ‘West Bank’ and East Jerusalem – as “occupied”. Count on one hand those who think those territories are actually liberated. While there is a large minority who argue that it is open to the debate of international jurists, the vast majority agree with the same Palestinian ‘people’ who were themselves manufactured in the 1960s. It is “occupation.” The details seemed extraneous.

Lost in the background noise, one can indeed find the case being made explaining the real core of the Arab war against Israel, and the Jews. It is the refusal on the part of the Muslim world to accept Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish State. Period. Not because anything Israel has done, or failed to do – but because Israel exists.

With that as the premise, the conclusion is axiomatic. The most pivotal point of all is this, and it’s about the math: Israel proper within the pre-1967 Green Lines measures 8522 square miles. Judea and Samaria – post-Six Day War lands taken in 1967, total 2183 square miles. Gaza, small enough to be designated as a Strip, comes in at only 141 square miles. Therefore, Israel and its advocates suggest that the “occupied territories” register at 2,183 square miles. Of course, the Arabs have a completely different understanding. Their calculators offer a different number: 10,705, and if you include the Golan Heights (because it has been annexed as part of Israel) the figure totals 11,149 square miles.

For those lost in translation, it is simple: the Arabs view Israel’s very existence as occupation.

Like the two blind men examining the elephant – one grabbing the tail and the other the trunk – they offer different interpretations of the beast. So too the Israelis and the Palestinian Arabs.

For Mahmoud Abbas and the Arabs, those same territories (the 96%) offered so “generously” by Israeli negotiators were seen as only 19% of what the Arabs see as “occupied” – an appreciable insult indeed. Speaking to the UN less than two weeks ago, that fourth map hanging behind Abbas had it at 12%. It is this difference in perspective that explains, quite simply, why peace is not only improbable, but impossible. But it does not explain the irrational optimism of those who run the show and believe that Israeli concessions will somehow soften their murderers’ ultimate intention.

The gap is unbridgeable. We’ve arrived at a dead-end cul-de-sac.

And meanwhile, Bennett is searching for creative ways to get monies to Gaza, Lapid is offering to establish an “economy-for-security” plan, and Gantz is doubling-down on the US reengaging the Islamic Republic of Iran – while Israel’s “so-called” friends support a 2-State Delusion, ignoring the fact that the Palestinian Arabs don’t really recognize one of those two.

There is indeed a truism to the maxim “if there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will.” What then might one expect if the actual chance was pretty much zero to begin with? Truth be told, perhaps Paul Harvey might have been overly optimistic.

Meir Jolovitz is a past national executive director of the Zionist Organization of America, and formerly associated with the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies.

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  1. I can’t think of any Israeli Gov’t, left or right, that even promoted the Levy Report, let alone wrote about the San Remo resolution. They made things worse by talking about the problem in a pseudo impartial manner, e.g., “it’s disputed territory.” The Arabs are smart enough to understand that to convince people it’s your land, you have to claim it strongly and passionately. Jews who call it ‘disputed’ or ‘occupied’ help the enemy. At the least, Israel should redefine ‘occupy’ as ‘yes we are occupying Samaria and Judea. in the same way as you occupy the home that you own.’

    Israel also has to officially reject the Oslo Accords and take back all the land. On what grounds? In all these years, the Arabs have never even started to implement what they agreed to.

  2. I don’t think anybody has topped this solution since all the territorial giveaways.

    Frontpage Mag Archive
    The proper response to the Palestinians’ unending war of annihilation.

    Wed Jan 16, 2013 Steven Plaut
    In a few months it will be the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the “Oslo Accord” on the White House lawn. In that signing, Yassir Arafat, on behalf of the so-called “Palestinian Liberation Organization,” committed himself and his “people” to conduct negotiations with Israel that would lead to a peaceful resolution of the Middle East Arab-Israeli conflict. He forswore unilateral actions and decisions.

    Since then, the “Palestinian Authority,” which was set up by the PLO, has violated every single clause in that and the subsequent Oslo Accords. Twenty years hence, the “Palestinians” as represented by the “Authority” have yet to comply with a single one of their obligations. Arafat and his gangsters simply used the Accord as a cover to gain control over part of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. They then converted all the territory they controlled into bases for launching terrorist aggression against Israel. The Palestinian terrorist groups have murdered at least 1700 Israeli civilians since signing that first “peace accord.“ Thousands of Palestinian rockets have been launched into Israel aimed at Israeli civilians, and not just by the Hamas. “Palestinian leaders” repeat several times each day before breakfast that their aim is the obliteration of Israel altogether and that they will never recognize the legitimacy of Israel within any set of borders.

    The media controlled by the “Authority” and the terrorist organizations have been thoroughly nazified; they broadcast anti-Semitic filth that exceeds what the German Nazis broadcast in the 1930s. The Gaza Strip has been completely nazified. Very little distinguishes the Islamofascism of the Hamas from the Islamofascism of the PLO, and the “president” of the Palestinian Authority is a certified Holocaust Denier.

    And now to top it all off, the “Palestinian Authority” has unilaterally declared itself to be a sovereign state and applied for United Nations membership as such. This is just the latest and not even the worst violation of “Palestinian” obligations under the Oslo Accords.

    There is growing debate about how Israel should respond to the behavior of the “Palestinians.“ Indeed, there have already been calls in Israel to implement part of the proposals that follow here. This unilateral “declaration” of Palestinian statehood and bid for international recognition is not just a wholesale repudiation of the Oslo Accords by the “Palestinians.“ It is also as much a declaration of war as was the secession of South Carolina. Any similar “secession” would be casus belli in any other country on the planet and would be suppressed with arms. And any country endorsing or supporting such secession would be treated as an enemy belligerent.

    Israel must make it crystal clear: the experimental Israeli willingness to consider acquiescing in the creation of a separate Palestinian state is over. The “Palestinians” never had a legitimate claim to statehood in the first place, although in exchange for peace Israel was in the past willing to overlook this. The “Palestinians” forfeited any shaky claim they might have had to statehood because of their behavior during the past two decades, indeed during the past century, their nonstop barbarism and mass atrocities. This is much like the East Prussians and Sudeten Germans forfeiting all THEIR rights to self-determination and even to autonomy after World War II.

    Israel must declare: The game of pretense and fiction is over. Israel is no longer willing to pretend that there exists some sort of “Palestinian people” entitled to statehood. The “Palestinians” are Arabs, and Arabs already have 22 states. They will not get yet another inside Israeli lands. Any Palestinian wishing to enjoy national sovereignty is free to move to one of those 22 Arab states, but no Arab sovereignty will exist in Israeli territory, meaning the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

    The “Palestinian declaration of statehood” must be dealt with by means of a unilateral Israeli settlement imposed on the West Bank and de-nazification of the local population.

    The principles upon which such a unilateral Israeli concordance and resolution must be founded are these:

    1. The West Bank belongs to Israel and is Israeli in all ways. No non-Israeli sovereignty of any form will be permitted in the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. The West Bank is part of the Jewish national homeland, always was, and always will be.

    2. “Palestinian” Arabs living in the West Bank will not receive Israeli citizenship and will not vote in Israeli national elections.

    3. The land and resources in the West Bank will remain under Israeli supervision, control, and regulation.

    4. “Palestinians” who do not wish to live under Israeli sovereignty will be free to leave. Israel may consider providing financial support, property compensation, or incentives for those so wishing to leave.

    5. Most “Palestinians” choosing to remain in the West Bank will live in reservations, in some ways resembling Native-American-Indian territories that function inside the United States (possibly even including casinos), although in some ways they will differ. Reservations will be operated in those parts of the West Bank that have large concentrations of Arab population, meaning Jericho, Nablus, Ramallah, Jenin, Tul Karem, and a few other areas. Reservations will NOT have territorial contiguity. In each reservation, the “Palestinians” will be permitted autonomy and limited self-rule to manage their own local affairs as long as violence is completely absent from the reservation. Where violence is present, they will be denied autonomy. Reservations from which terrorism arises may be shut down and their populations dispersed. Arabs engaging in or supporting terrorism in any way will be deported.

    6. “Palestinians” in the West Bank will be considered to be resident aliens within the Jewish state. Many still have Jordanian passports and citizenship and will be considered resident Jordanians. “Palestinians” who do not have Jordanian citizenship will be stateless unless they obtain citizenship from some other country.

    7. Jews will have the right to live anywhere they wish in the West Bank outside the reservations assigned to the “Palestinian” Arabs. The territory in the West Bank in which Arabs do not live or live sparsely, and this includes the Jordan Valley and the sparse areas in between the reservations, will be opened to unlimited Jewish settlement.

    The villages and towns with the Arab reservations will be assigned to two lists, a white list and a black list. Those in the white list will manage their own affairs without interference from the Israeli central authorities. Residents of white-list towns may hold commuter jobs in Israeli cities and industrial parks. The local authorities in the white areas will manage their schools and other local institutions. They will collect their own taxes and may benefit from revenue sharing arrangements with the Israeli fiscal authorities, like other Israeli towns. They might be allowed to operate their own local police forces. Residents in white-listed areas will be fully and freely mobile, able to move freely within and among all white-list areas. They will be allowed to develop local industry and tourist services. Their residents will have access to Israel universities, health facilities, and other services.

    Those towns and villages in the black list will enjoy none of the above. Their residents will be denied the opportunity to hold day jobs in Israeli cities and industrial parks. They will have no access to Israeli services. They will have control over nothing. Their residents will be prevented from moving freely outside their reservation, except in cases where they wish to leave the country altogether. They will receive no shared revenues, no fiscal incentives.

    Villages and towns will be assigned to the two lists based entirely on one single factor: violence. Areas in which violence occurs, and this includes rock throwing, will be assigned to the black list. Areas in which violence is absent will be assigned to the white list. Towns and villages will be reassigned to the black list from the white list when terrorism, sniping, mortars, rockets, or other forms of violence occur there. Towns and villages in the black list will be assigned to the white list only when the local population cooperates fully with Israel in apprehending and arresting the terrorists and those engaged in violence, and takes other effective actions to end the violence. Otherwise they will remain on the black list indefinitely. Entry into black list areas will be denied to foreigners, journalists, and especially to the “International Solidarity” anarchists and their ilk. Any such anarchist infiltrating the areas of the black list will be denied permission to leave them and will remain there indefinitely, or else will be imprisoned by Israel.

    This of course leaves the dilemma of the Gaza Strip. As noted, because of the Israeli folly of withdrawing from and abandoning its control over the Gaza Strip, the area is now nothing more than a large rocket-launching terrorist base. I happen to believe that, in the long run, Israel will have no choice but to re-impose its complete control over the Gaza Strip.

    But for the immediate future, an Israeli unilateral set of moves will be necessary here as well. Basically these must consist of a three-pronged assault against Gaza the very first time that a rocket is launched into Israel from that territory. In this assault, Israel will seize a strip of land several kilometers wide that will divide the Gaza Strip from Egypt and this will end the massive smuggling of weapons, explosives, drugs and other materials into Gaza. The other two prongs will split Gaza into three smaller segments. Israel will control movement of people and materials among these segments. It will arrest and shoot terrorists on the spot. And eventually it may impose the system of reservations and the white-black lists upon Gaza as well.

    This is how Israel should respond to the declaration of war by the “Palestinians” in their unilateral declaration of statehood.”

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  3. Bear’s proposals work for me, too. I see that Bear’s proposal to encourage Arabs to emigrate from Israel and immigrate to other countries follows Martin Sherman’s idea also.

  4. @Adam, you are correct the current Israeli government will not implement a plan such as mine or anything similar. Such a plan will come around with the correct government (and a courageous Prime Minister) plus circumstances on the ground where the Palestinians are not providing Israel much choice due to terrorism.

    Bennett would implement extending sovereignty to all Area C if he was Prime Minister of a right-wing government. The current government will hopefully build according the plan the 3000 housing units scheduled for E1 and remove the illegal Bedouin Camp in the area.

    Currently the Israeli security apparatus is actively destroying and seeking out more (than usual) Hamas plus Islamic Jihad terrorists. The PA security forces are getting weaker and Hamas/Islamic Jihad is getting more active in trying to carry out terror attacks.

  5. The only remedy for this problem is a HUGE ALIYAH RIGHT NOW with the new olim settling Judea and Samaria and the so-called “Periphery” but Israel consciously obstructs it while pandering to its enemies.

    Anyone who counts on the Jewish influence inside the US while supporting Israel from the Diaspora, please, recall what happened in the 15th century Spain where the Jewish population (including a very significant percentage of conversos) was the largest at the time at 10% of the total population.

  6. @clive

    Every Israeli government since Oslo has supported the 2-state Final Solution.

    Netanyahu’s role in it is huge (you don’t have to go far to check the facts).

    The US hates Israel as much as anybody else, it’s just that the US has the largest Jewish population in the world which still has some influence (even though it is waning), and the Anglo politicians are the best in the world with promoting their aims while using proxies, etc.

    Israel, apparently, got hopelessly Americanized and decided that the Jewish state is a failed experiment, and all that its rulers want is to be rewarded with American citizenships when they are airlifted by the US from Israel (that’s their hope and dream) when the Arabs attack Israel after getting their “Palestinian” state.

    I wonder why the Arabs only date themselves back to the Romans who renamed Judea into Palestine 2,000 years ago?

  7. All of Bear’s proposals are excellent in and of themselves. But the present Israeli government, and any likely future government in the forseeable future, will not do them.

    Netanyau had 12 years to do these things and did not act. Neither did his predecessors Olmert, Sharon, Peres and Rabin. I think that some of Israel’s prime ministers before thast did authorize some settlement construction, although they were hindered from doing very much in this regard by the Supreme Court. And no Israeli government since 1967 has been willing to annex or even extend Israeli law to any “occupied “ territories, excpt for Jerusalem, a small number of surrounding Arab villages (where Israeli control has now been largely abandoned) and the Golan Heights.

    I see no indications that the present Israeli government is likely to do any of these things either.

    Aside from obstruction by the pro-Palestinian Supreme Court, the main reason for this unwillingness to undertake these necessary steps is Israeli leaders’ fear that the “international community” will come down on Israel like a ton of bricks–including the five permanent members of the Security Council, Germany, Japan, the EU central administration in Brussels, etc. Israeli leaders fear harsh economic sanctions, an arms embargo, possibly even military intervention by one or more of the great powers.

    They have not forgotten that Samantha Power, who is now the state department’s official in charge of relations with the UN, as well as other state department officials in the Biden one of whom is openly sympathatic to Hamas and has advocated US recognition of Hamastan (I can’t remember his name). As for the other four permanent members of the security council, their government are even more filled with Israel-haters and sycophants of the Arabs and Iranians.

    These are the main reasons that successive Israeli governments have not implemented the desireable and necessary measures outlined by Bear. I have called this in earlier posts a lack of “moral courage,” and I haven’t changed my view that this type of courage is lacking in Israel’s leaders, even though many of them have demonstrated great physical courage, even heroism in Israel’s wars.

  8. The conflict is zero sum is another way of saying in brief way what the article was trying to convey. So in a zero sum conflict there is ONLY one victor in the end.

    Victory is the correct concept. In order to achieve actual victory one must destroy PA/PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, etc and supporting terrorists.

    1. Apply Israeli Civil Law to all of Area C, including the Jewish Towns and Jordan Valley. State that Israel reserves the right to apply Israeli Civil Law to anywhere else in Judea/Samaria.

    2. Build in all of Judea and.Samaria. Focus on E1, the Jordan Valley, Gush Etzion to start.

    3. After destroying the terrorist groups. Take over and administer the Arab PA Cities and surrounding villages. Any villages or cities that turn violent will be closed off and workers will not be allowed to exit to work in Israel.

    4. Form an NGO to buy Palestinian Properties in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Judea/Samaria starting with Area C in villages next to Jewish Towns. Resell these properties to Jews and recycle the money to buy more Arab owned properties.

    5. Form a different NGO to help Arabs quickly move to other countries. Provide financial incentives to help them go. Make sure they receive their funds when it is confirmed they are leaving.

    6. Residency for Arabs in new areas where Israeli Civil Law is applied shall only be possible after a vetting process which determines they are not a security risk.
    They will need to demonstrate loyalty to the Jewish Democratic State of Israel.
    This will require learning Hebrew; your children will be required to provide civil national service at age 18 to 20.

    Arab residents will be required to inform on anyone planning terrorist acts including family members. This will be a condition of residency!

  9. Who really caused the problems with Israeli and American relations. The American Left mostly, not Netanyahu so the narrative falls apart