The Great Arab Land Grab

Pushing Back Against Arab Land Grabs

    Israel is in the midst of a national crisis of hitherto unknown proportions that is not well known to the average citizen, according to Joel Busner, founder of the “Buy a Piece of Israel” project. He says that Jewish farmers and landowners are victimized by the illegal takeover of their land in the Galilee and the Negev through means of robbery, violence and intimidation by their Arab neighbors. Illegal grazing, planting and residential construction by Arabs have taken place over huge tracts of Jewish owned land that were liberated at the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. It would appear that the government of Israel has been unwilling or unable to enforce laws that would prevent such actions.

Jewish Activists: ‘Arabs Gaining Control of Gush Etzion’

    Katzover claims the Arabs are planting olive trees, and then, after seven years, claim ownership. “That is how they work,” she said. “The Defense Minister is really closing his eyes. When we tried to build houses [in these areas], they destroyed them eight times. When we tried to plant trees, we received orders to cease and desist. To the Arabs, no orders are given – only to Jews. Therefore we call upon everyone to come and join us in the fight to take these hills,” she said.

    The Gush Etzion activists note that there is a catch to their struggle, in that if they do nothing in response to Arab plantings, the Arabs take over, while if they (the Jews) initiate a planting of their own, the army comes and throws them off, essentially reserving the land for Arabs.

October 29, 2010 | 2 Comments »

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  1. Laura it should be outlawed.

    Israel cannot let her guard down. The Arab world will try every scheme thinkable and unthinkable to grab land in Israel.

    The bottom line is the Israeli government has to stop worrying about world opinion and start exercising strong arm tactics to secure and protect the Holy Land. Israel needs to continue to build communities in Jerusalem and throughout all of Israel.

    Again what I find disturbing is the US government aid, financial and military hardware to the likes of Syria, Hezbollah controlled Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. None of them can be trusted and all are enemies of our only true and trusted friend Israel.

    This smacks as anti-Semitism by our president and his staff.

  2. and it has also been reported that private investors from oil rich Arab Gulf states like Saudi Arabia are purchasing sizable land parcels in Israel.

    This should be outlawed.