We know where the White House stands. Marack wants Jerusalem divided. He wants Yesha evacuated. We know what Fatah and Hamas want; every Jew dead. We know what the Jews of Yesha want, to be able to live in the heart of the land given to us by HaShem so the Jewish people can live out their role in the redemption of Am Yisrael. What we don't know is what Bibi Netanyahu wants. And I cannot say what Kol Yisrael wants...really what it will do when the chips are down.
Peace cannot be made with Fatah and Hamas. Only the most stupid on the left know that now in light of what has happened since the destruction and expulsion of Gush Katif, and at the Fatah Genocide Jamboree last week in Beit Lechem. We also know that Fatah and Hamas will not make peace with Israel, in spite of Hamas' lie that they would make peace with Israel if they accept the 1967 border. Their charter remains unchanged. Their declaration to destroy Israel remains unchanged.
Now we must ask, what will the UN do. Israpundit had a post up yesterday outlining the steps that might be taken to unilaterally create Palestine in Judea and Shomron since neither Israel nor the Arabs can make peace with the other. Israel cannot make peace with bodies dedicated to slaughtering every last Jew, and the Arabs cannot make peace with a country it wants to destroy. So the question is, will the UN, the largest anti-Israel NGO on the planet move to create Palestine, creating its borders, determining who gets to live where, and what happens to Jerusalem? And if it does this, how will Israel respond?
Will the government mobilize the people to defend the communities of Yesha? Will it be silent? Will the IDF and the citizens of Israel rise up to fight any international force that attempts to enforce such a ruling? Will Jews in Galut rush to Israel's aid to help repel the invasion? Or will none of this come to pass?
Amon Gilboa wrote in the Maariv newspaper concedes that the peace process is dead.
"....the chance of achieving a permanent settlement between us and the Palestinians in the foreseeable future is close to nil. The conference decisions strengthened [Mahmoud Abbas’] refusal and unwillingness to compromise on the fundamental issues."The fact that the Palestinians said the magic words 'peace' and 'two states' means nothing given the content of the conference and the Palestinian public mood.”
He agrees with my stated position that mock efforts at this dead end only draw out and mask the pathetic truth that there is no way forward, and that Israel should either move ahead with its own initiative, or submit to the will of Marack.
There is only one initiative that a strong leader, a believer in Israel can move forward on: building in Yehuda and Shomron; expanding communities; turning outposts into the fortified outer defenses, and moving forward until those that thirst for our blood turn their hearts to fulfill the word of the Navi, or are driven out. Enough Jewish blood has been shed. The Arabs have lived long enough under the mafia rule of Arafat/Abbas/Maashal and their henchmen.
Israel is awakening. In a positive sign government MKs went to Yesha and lashed out at Bibi for being nambypamby. Eli Yishai said:
"These settlements were established by Israeli governments and approved by them. The people of Israel should know this settlement is legal. If someone thinks otherwise and plans to evacuate them, it will have to be approved by the government. You cannot just evacuate people from their homes without due process."
Moshe Yaalon stated that Israel should consider reestablish Chomesh, which was evacuated in 2005 along with the communities is Aza. He went on to say that it is in fact illegal to call settlements illegal as they were approved by PMs and governments.
We make a distinction. If someone decides to build something without approval of the prime minister and defense minister this is defined as illegal and we deal with that," Ya'alon stated, adding that the government had done so on several recent occasions.
But this, he said, was not the case with all the outposts. To illustrate their legitimacy, Ya'alon added that the outposts had also been connected to electricity and water infrastructure.
"We have misled ourselves for a long time in treating these outposts as illegal," he said. "It is simply a mistake to call them that. It is a distortion, perhaps intentional."
Daniel Herschkovitz said,
"The State of Israel has the right to settle the Land of Israel." More accurately, the People of Israel have the right to settle the Land of Israel."
It was also reported that a molotov cocktail was thrown at the ministers during the tour. No one was hurt.
Yes, Israel is awakening. Nadia Matar and The Women in Green have been putting on marches around the walls of Jerusalem, going to places that Jews will avoid going at other times of the year, out of fear. No Jew should feel fear in Yerushalayim...ever. I feel much better about things when I watch these.
And see what Yehaiyahu says here.