By Victor Sharpe, INN
Sometimes it becomes necessary to look back at the not so recent history of a nation’s leader when evaluating successes and failures. The very fact that one of the first decisions that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made during his initial term as Israel’s prime minister. which began on June 18th, 1996, was to surrender the first capital of the Jewish faith to the fraudulent Arabs who call themselves Palestinians.
The wonderful Ruth King once justifiably lamented in her blog, Ruthfullyours, about Netanyahu’s capitulation at the Wye Plantation to then Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, (aka Madeline Halfbright) who pressured him into betraying the ancestral and Biblical Jewish holy city of Hebron.
It was Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin who had earlier given away Jericho after the fateful signing of the Oslo Accords, which of course became the Oslo War. Jericho was the first city in the Promised Land that Joshua liberated some 3,500 years earlier after the ancient Jewish tribes had crossed the River Jordan.
Rabbi Yehudah Glick, a Temple Mount activist and former Member of Knesset, once said: “Jericho was the beginning of that process of building up the Land of Israel, but it also was the beginning of the Oslo Process that cut Israel into sections. The first stage of the 1993 Oslo Accords was a partial Israeli withdrawal from Jericho and the transfer of some powers and responsibilities on civil matters to the interim Palestinian Authority.”
In other words, Jericho was liberated from Canaanite pagan control by the Jewish Biblical hero, Joshua, but thousands of years later it was a Jewish leader who abandoned it to the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians.
Rabbi Glick also said: “Now is the beginning when the world can recognize our sovereignty over all of Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel). This has to be true of Jericho, which is specifically described as the first place we conquered after the Exodus and as the entrance into the land.”
In his first term, Binyamin Netanyahu had brought the left leaning foe of the Jewish residents of Judea, Samaria and the Golan, none other than Tzippi Livni, into his coalition, which was in itself a tacit admission that his government entertained the thought of giving away parts of the ancestral and Biblical Jewish heartland.
Even more astounding was that Ms. Livni, of all people, was responsible for negotiating with those fraudulent Arabs who call themselves Palestinians and in particular with the cunning and corrupt Saeb Erakat. Indeed, the negotiations had always one malign purpose and one purpose alone – to tear away yet more of the Jewish heartland in return for a delusional peace and creation of a predominately Muslim Arab terror state to be called “Palestine” in the very heart of Israel.
If that had occurred it would have been treachery most base; treachery to the living Torah; treachery to Jewish history; treachery to Zion, and last, but not least, treachery to the eternal Holy Covenant made between God and the Jewish people. Liberals and leftists will not like being told this, but it is a truth that cannot shrivel away.
When did it become an accepted truism that a so-called peace between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs requires that Israel give to them it’s very Biblical and ancestral birthright for a mess of potage? It became more and more apparent that the Oslo Accords, the Wye Agreement, the Roadmap, ad nauseum, all began to supersede the liberation of the eternal possession of the Jewish people to their God given heartland of Judea and Samaria.?
With the new shared government now in power of Prime Minister Netanyahu, to be followed in 18 months by Prime Minister Gantz, it will be a monstrous tragedy if either leader succumbs to the EU, the United Nations or to a hostile U.S. Democrat Party pressure with yet another postponement of Judea and Samaria’s liberation – even if only a partial one. It will spit in the face of the Almighty and make the very angels in heaven weep.
Carolyn Glick: “When Israel applies its civilian law, it will be exercising sovereign rights that it has held for decades.
During the American presidency of the notorious Barack Hussein Obama, Bibi Netanyahu succeeded in keeping at bay most of Obama’s pro-Muslim and anti-Israel policies, but they remain as a clear and present danger to the very existence of Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, if Joe Biden and the Democrat Socialists defeat President Trump in the upcoming general election. Let us not forget how Obama had sent his malignant Secretary of State, John Kerry, numerous times to pressure and threaten Netanyahu, which ushered in a baleful time for the Jewish state. But to his credit Netanyahu managed to stand his ground and stave off most of Obama’s depredations.
The so-called Palestinian Authority is always encouraged to harden its demands to insufferable and arrogant levels that would require Israel to essentially commit national suicide. They are again encouraged by Joe Biden and the left leaning Democrats, aided and abetted by the perennial anti-Israel U.N. and the equally malevolent EU. which threatens severe boycotts against the Jewish state if it reclaims and finally liberates the Jordan Valley and even the small 30% of Judea and Samaria.
Kerry had spewed his poison by stating, as he stood shoulder to shoulder with the Holocaust denying Mahmoud Abbas, that Israeli “settlements” are illegal. The PA and the PLO hearing that falsehood sensed that the time was right to instigate yet another period of criminal violence and murder against Israelis.
All these notions of “land for peace” and a “two state solution” erode the millennial and inalienable rights of one people alone to the land between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea – the Jewish people
As Caroline Glick recently wrote, “The state of Israel has sovereign rights to Judea and Samaria by force of its declaration of independence issued 72 years ago, on May 14, 1948. With its declaration of independence, together with Britain’s surrender of the Mandate it had been granted by the League of Nations to reconstitute the ancient Jewish national home, Israel became the one and only state that acquired sovereignty over all the Mandate’s territory.
“When Israel applies its civilian law, it will be exercising sovereign rights that it has held for decades.”
Many Israeli politicians have tragically conceded to the Arabs the lie that Israel occupies what is falsely called, “occupied Palestinian territory” – specifically territory within Judea and Samaria which this fraudulent Arab people and most of the world calls the “West Bank.”
Of course the reality is that the Palestinians refer to all of Israel as “occupied territory.” This absurdity has given birth to a grievous, self-inflicted wound which afflicts too many uninformed and leftwing Jews within Israel and the Diaspora. These are the Jews who for many years I have called the unJews.
Jewish communities, (villages and towns) in Judea and Samaria do not consist of “settlers.” The Jewish population consists of the descendants of the native and indigenous Jewish people in their own ancient land. A people have no need to “settle” what is already theirs by virtue of millennial physical and spiritual attachment. It is theirs and theirs alone.
Notice that as of this time of writing, Judea and Samaria have still not been annexed (I prefer the words, liberated or redeemed) at least not yet and the time to do so is well overdue – 2,000 years overdue. Will it happen this July, 2020 under Bibi Netanyahu’s watch or will there be another fabricated delay? These lands, after all, are the very warp and woof, the very fabric and fiber of Jewish history, both during and after Biblical times.
Simply put: The Jewish people do not “settle” land that already belongs to them. And the Jewish people cannot be called “settlers” in their very own ancestral, Biblical and native heartland.
Now if those facts are understood and hammered home again and again by every Israeli and every Jew in the Diaspora, think of the power and the glory that will illuminate the world as the veil of deception is finally torn from the same world’s eyes.
But it all will become meaningless if Israel’s leaders and politicians succumb yet again to a hostile world or to the Israeli Left, betray President Trump’s best chance for Jewish restoration in at least part of Judea and Samaria (its ancestral heartland), and instead delay for more endless years Israeli sovereignty throughout Eretz Yisrael.
Victor Sharpe is a prolific freelance writer who has many published articles in leading national and international conservative websites and magazines. Born and educated in England, he has been a broadcaster and has authored several books including a collection of short stories under the title The Blue Hour. His four-volume set of in-depth studies on the threats from resurgent Islam to Israel, the West and to Judeo-Christian civilization is titled, Politicide: The Attempted Murder of the Jewish State..