30 September 2009
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25 September 2009
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Nearly 62 years ago, the United Nations recognized the right of the Jews, an ancient people 3,500 years-old, to a state of their own in their ancestral homeland.
I stand here today as the Prime Minister of Israel, the Jewish state, and I speak to you on behalf of my country and my people.
The United Nations was founded after the carnage of World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust. It was charged with preventing the recurrence of such horrendous events.
Nothing has undermined that central mission more than the systematic assault on the truth.
Yesterday the President of Iran stood at this very podium, spewing his latest anti-Semitic rants.
Just a few days earlier, he again claimed that the Holocaust is a lie.
Last month, I went to a villa in a suburb of Berlin called Wannsee. There, on January 20, 1942, after a hearty meal, senior Nazi officials met and decided how to exterminate the Jewish people.
The detailed minutes of that meeting have been preserved by successive German governments. Here is a copy of those minutes, in which the Nazis issued precise instructions on how to carry out the extermination of the Jews. Is this a lie?
A day before I was in Wannsee, I was given in Berlin the original construction plans for the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Those plans are signed by Hitler’s deputy, Heinrich Himmler himself. Here is a copy of the plans for Auschwitz-Birkenau, where one million Jews were murdered. Is this too a lie?
This June, President Obama visited the Buchenwald concentration camp. Did President Obama pay tribute to a lie?
And what of the Auschwitz survivors whose arms still bear the tattooed numbers branded on them by the Nazis?
Are those tattoos a lie? One-third of all Jews perished in the conflagration.
Nearly every Jewish family was affected, including my own. My wife's grandparents, her father’s two sisters and three brothers, and all the aunts, uncles and cousins were all murdered by the Nazis. Is that also a lie?
Yesterday, the man who calls the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium. To those who refused to come here and to those who left this room in protest, I commend you. You stood up for moral clarity and you brought honor to your countries.
But to those who gave this Holocaust-denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people, the Jewish people, and decent people everywhere: Have you no shame? Have you no decency?
A mere six decades after the Holocaust, you give legitimacy to a man who denies that the murder of six million Jews took place and pledges to wipe out the Jewish state.
What a disgrace! What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations! Perhaps some of you think that this man and his odious regime threaten only the Jews. You're wrong.
History has shown us time and again that what starts with attacks on the Jews eventually ends up engulfing many others.
This Iranian regime is fueled by an extreme fundamentalism that burst onto the world scene three decades ago after lying dormant for centuries.
In the past thirty years, this fanaticism has swept the globe with a murderous violence and cold-blooded impartiality in its choice of victims.
It has callously slaughtered Moslems and Christians, Jews and Hindus, and many others.
Though it is comprised of different offshoots, the adherents of this unforgiving creed seek to return humanity to medieval times.
Wherever they can, they impose a backward regimented society where women, minorities, gays or anyone not deemed to be a true believer is brutally subjugated.
The struggle against this fanaticism does not pit faith against faith nor civilization against civilization.
It pits civilization against barbarism, the 21st century against the 9th century, those who sanctify life against those who glorify death.
The primitivism of the 9th century ought to be no match for the progress of the 21st century.
The allure of freedom, the power of technology, the reach of communications should surely win the day.
Ultimately, the past cannot triumph over the future. And the future offers all nations magnificent bounties of hope.
The pace of progress is growing exponentially. It took us centuries to get from the printing press to the telephone, decades to get from the telephone to the personal computer, and only a few years to get from the personal computer to the internet.
What seemed impossible a few years ago is already outdated, and we can scarcely fathom the changes that are yet to come.
We will crack the genetic code. We will cure the incurable. We will lengthen our lives. We will find a cheap alternative to fossil fuels and clean up the planet.
I am proud that my country Israel is at the forefront of these advances – by leading innovations in science and technology, medicine and biology, agriculture and water, energy and the environment. These innovations the world over offer humanity a sunlit future of unimagined promise.
But if the most primitive fanaticism can acquire the most deadly weapons, the march of history could be reversed for a time. And like the belated victory over the Nazis, the forces of progress and freedom will prevail only after an horrific toll of blood and fortune has been exacted from mankind.
That is why the greatest threat facing the world today is the marriage between religious fanaticism and the weapons of mass destruction. The most urgent challenge facing this body is to prevent the tyrants of Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Are the member states of the United Nations up to that challenge? Will the international community confront a despotism that terrorizes its own people as they bravely stand up for freedom?
Will it take action against the dictators who stole an election in broad daylight and gunned down Iranian protesters who died in the streets choking in their own blood? Will the international community thwart the world's most pernicious sponsors and practitioners of terrorism?
Above all, will the international community stop the terrorist regime of Iran from developing atomic weapons, thereby endangering the peace of the entire world?
The people of Iran are courageously standing up to this regime. People of goodwill around the world stand with them, as do the thousands who have been protesting outside this hall. Will the United Nations stand by their side?
Ladies and Gentlemen, The jury is still out on the United Nations, and recent signs are not encouraging. Rather than condemning the terrorists and their Iranian patrons, some here have condemned their victims.
That is exactly what a recent UN report on Gaza did, falsely equating the terrorists with those they targeted.
For eight long years, Hamas fired from Gaza thousands of missiles, mortars and rockets on nearby Israeli cities. Year after year, as these missiles were deliberately hurled at our civilians, not a single UN resolution was passed condemning those criminal attacks. We heard nothing – absolutely nothing – from the UN Human Rights Council, a misnamed institution if there ever was one.
In 2005, hoping to advance peace, Israel unilaterally withdrew from every inch of Gaza. It dismantled 21 settlements and uprooted over 8,000 Israelis. We didn't get peace. Instead we got an Iranian backed terror base fifty miles from Tel Aviv. Life in Israeli towns and cities next to Gaza became a nightmare. You see, the Hamas rocket attacks not only continued, they increased tenfold. Again, the UN was silent.
Finally, after eight years of this unremitting assault, Israel was finally forced to respond. But how should we have responded? Well, there is only one example in history of thousands of rockets being fired on a country's civilian population. It happened when the Nazis rocketed British cities during World War II. During that war, the allies leveled German cities, causing hundreds of thousands of casualties. Israel chose to respond differently. Faced with an enemy committing a double war crime of firing on civilians while hiding behind civilians – Israel sought to conduct surgical strikes against the rocket launchers.
That was no easy task because the terrorists were firing missiles from homes and schools, using mosques as weapons depots and ferreting explosives in ambulances. Israel, by contrast, tried to minimize casualties by urging Palestinian civilians to vacate the targeted areas. We dropped countless flyers over their homes, sent thousands of text messages and called thousands of cell phones asking people to leave. Never has a country gone to such extraordinary lengths to remove the enemy's civilian population from harm's way.
Yet faced with such a clear case of aggressor and victim, who did the UN Human Rights Council decide to condemn? Israel. A democracy legitimately defending itself against terror is morally hanged, drawn and quartered, and given an unfair trial to boot.
By these twisted standards, the UN Human Rights Council would have dragged Roosevelt and Churchill to the dock as war criminals. What a perversion of truth. What a perversion of justice.
Delegates of the United Nations, Will you accept this farce? Because if you do, the United Nations would revert to its darkest days, when the worst violators of human rights sat in judgment against the law-abiding democracies, when Zionism was equated with racism and when an automatic majority could declare that the earth is flat.
If this body does not reject this report, it would send a message to terrorists everywhere: Terror pays; if you launch your attacks from densely populated areas, you will win immunity. And in condemning Israel, this body would also deal a mortal blow to peace. Here's why.
When Israel left Gaza, many hoped that the missile attacks would stop. Others believed that at the very least, Israel would have international legitimacy to exercise its right of self-defense. What legitimacy? What self-defense? The same UN that cheered Israel as it left Gaza and promised to back our right of self-defense now accuses us –my people, my country - of war crimes? And for what? For acting responsibly in self-defense. What a travesty! Israel justly defended itself against terror.
This biased and unjust report is a clear-cut test for all governments. Will you stand with Israel or will you stand with the terrorists?
We must know the answer to that question now. Now and not later. Because if Israel is again asked to take more risks for peace, we must know today that you will stand with us tomorrow. Only if we have the confidence that we can defend ourselves can we take further risks for peace.
Ladies and Gentlemen, All of Israel wants peace. Any time an Arab leader genuinely wanted peace with us, we made peace. We made peace with Egypt led by Anwar Sadat. We made peace with Jordan led by King Hussein. And if the Palestinians truly want peace, I and my government, and the people of Israel, will make peace.
But we want a genuine peace, a defensible peace, a permanent peace. In 1947, this body voted to establish two states for two peoples – a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews accepted that resolution. The Arabs rejected it.
We ask the Palestinians to finally do what they have refused to do for 62 years: Say yes to a Jewish state. Just as we are asked to recognize a nation-state for the Palestinian people, the Palestinians must be asked to recognize the nation state of the Jewish people. The Jewish people are not foreign conquerors in the Land of Israel. This is the land of our forefathers.
Inscribed on the walls outside this building is the great Biblical vision of peace: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. They shall learn war no more." These words were spoken by the Jewish prophet Isaiah 2,800 years ago as he walked in my country, in my city, in the hills of Judea and in the streets of Jerusalem.
We are not strangers to this land. It is our homeland. As deeply connected as we are to this land, we recognize that the Palestinians also live there and want a home of their own. We want to live side by side with them, two free peoples living in peace, prosperity and dignity.
But we must have security. The Palestinians should have all the powers to govern themselves except those handful of powers that could endanger Israel.
That is why a Palestinian state must be effectively demilitarized. We don't want another Gaza, another Iranian backed terror base abutting Jerusalem and perched on the hills a few kilometers from Tel Aviv.
We want peace.
I believe such a peace can be achieved. But only if we roll back the forces of terror, led by Iran, that seek to destroy peace, eliminate Israel and overthrow the world order. The question facing the international community is whether it is prepared to confront those forces or accommodate them.
Over seventy years ago, Winston Churchill lamented what he called the "confirmed unteachability of mankind," the unfortunate habit of civilized societies to sleep until danger nearly overtakes them.
Churchill bemoaned what he called the "want of foresight, the unwillingness to act when action will be simple and effective, the lack of clear thinking, the confusion of counsel until emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong.”
I speak here today in the hope that Churchill's assessment of the "unteachibility of mankind" is for once proven wrong. I speak here today in the hope that we can learn from history -- that we can prevent danger in time. In the spirit of the timeless words spoken to Joshua over 3,000 years ago, let us be strong and of good courage. Let us confront this peril, secure our future and, God willing, forge an enduring peace for generations to come.
23 September 2009
"The president of the United States wants to force upon Israel a Palestinian state in pre-1967 borders, which Netanyahu was elected to prevent. Netanyahu must take action now to prevent this from happening or he will enter Israel into the trap that Obama is setting and we won't be able to escape."
"The policies of the president and his advisers are still mistaken, so we still have to stand up for our interests. Obama's statements about the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are unfortunate and don't advance peace. Over time Obama will realize that he was wrong. Until then, we are still in the middle of a complicated struggle."
A song of ascent.I will raise my eyes upon the mountains;
Whence will come my help.
My help is from Hashem;
Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to falter;
Your Guardian will not slumber.
Behold he neither slumbers nor sleeps -- the Guardian of Israel.
Hashem is your Guardian;
Hashem is your shade at your right hand.
By day the sun will not harm you,
Nor the moon by night.
Hashem will protect you from every evil;
He will guard your soul.
Hashem will guard your going out and your coming in.
From this time and forever.
22 September 2009
"There was general agreement, including on the part of the Palestinians, that the peace process has to be resumed as soon as possible with no preconditions."
- Israel has defensible borders (meaning no Auchwitz Lines of 1967).
- Jerusalem remains the undivided capital of Israel (nothing for the Arabs).
- The Falacstinians get to have the refugees.
- The PA state is unarmed.
- The Arabs must unequivocally accept Israel as a Jewish nation; the eternal homeland of the Jewish people.
"In today's meetings we confirmed our positions and commitment to the road map and its implementation. We also demanded that the Israeli side fulfill its commitments on settlements, including on natural growth.
"As for resuming talks, this depends on a definition of the negotiating process that means basing them on recognizing the need to withdraw to the 1967 borders and ending the occupation, as was discussed with the previous Israeli government when we defined the occupied territories as the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem.
"This was reiterated in the talks with President Obama and in the trilateral talks. We believe the American administration will review the positions of the two sides in the coming weeks to make it possible for us to renew peace talks based on our stated position."
Bibi should have kicked them both in the nuts. Especially in light of the fact that Marack took Iran's drive for the bomb off the agenda at his Little Lord Fraudleroy session leading of the UNSC...a move made two weeks ago. The conventional wisdom has been that Bibi is caving in the hopes of getting the White House green light (which Israel does not need) to bomb Iran's nuclear program back to the Stone Age.
21 September 2009
"Your resistance is important and empowering; the right of Jews to settle in the land of Israel cannot be trampled."
20 September 2009
Well, the neighborhood bully, he's just one man
His enemies say he's on their land
They got him outnumbered about a million to one
He got no place to escape to, no place to run
He's the neighborhood bully.
The neighborhood bully he just lives to survive
He's criticized and condemned for being alive
He's not supposed to fight back, he's supposed to have thick skin
He's supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in
He's the neighborhood bully.
The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land
He's wandered the earth an exiled man
Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn
He's always on trial for just being born
He's the neighborhood bully.
Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized
Old women condemned him, said he could apologize
Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad
The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad
He's the neighborhood bully.
Well, the chances are against it, and the odds are slim
That he'll live by the rules that the world makes for him
'Cause there's a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac
He's the neighborhood bully.
Well, he got no allies to really speak of
What he gets he must pay for, he don't get it out of love
He buys obsolete weapons and he won't be denied
But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side
He's the neighborhood bully.
Well, he's surrounded by pacifists who all want peace
They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease
Now, they wouldn't hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep
They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep
He's the neighborhood bully.
Every empire that's enslaved him is gone
Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon
He's made a garden of paradise in the desert sand
In bed with nobody, under no one's command
He's the neighborhood bully.
Now his holiest books have been trampled upon
No contract that he signed was worth that what it was written on
He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth
Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health
He's the neighborhood bully.
What's anybody indebted to him for?
Nothing, they say. He just likes to cause war
Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed
They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed
He's the neighborhood bully.
What has he done to wear so many scars?
Does he change the course of rivers? Does he pollute the moon and stars?
Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill
Running out the clock, time standing still
18 September 2009
As we move into a New Year Am Yisrael needs to take a long hard look at its priorities, and come to grips with where we are headed, and what we want this year to be about. The world is attempting to define the terms of justice and peace for us. If history as taught us anything that definition means Jews die.
As the year turns we stand before the only Judge that matters to the Jewish people. This is a year to stand up to false gods and prophets who love adulation more than law; who worship self-agrandizement above the needs of others; a year to return to who we really are, and define peace as the place where we live, not where we die.
Shana tovah, k'tivah v'chativah tovah!
16 September 2009
And I guess it's about time that I posted this little gem crapping on the Little Kapo That Could, Rahm Emmanuel. Rahm, I hear the voices of your ancestors. They're saying you should have your foreskin sewn back on you traitorious putz.
15 September 2009
14 September 2009
Meanwhile in Gush Katif, Jewish communities thrived. Organic farms were generating produce, and schools and synagogues were active. It was a reflection of what has happened everywhere Jews have put down roots in their ancestral lands. Everywhere considered blighted swamp and desert blooms in the hands of those who are meant to live in the land. And as one would expect, the Arabs of Gaza were living in increasingly decrepit conditions; not because of “Occupation” as people are led to believe, but because, like the Arabs of Judea and Samaria in the post-Oslo world, their so-called leaders were pocketing material aid and cash and lining their pockets, bribing officials, buying houses and fancy silk suits with it.
When the evacuation and destruction of Gush Katif was coming closer to reality a movement started in an attempt to block the action. Orange was the color of the revolution, and plans were set in motion to crusade to Gush Katif and stop the evacuation. But the crusade was foiled by traitors among the rabbinical leadership, and the Yesha Council. These leaders, who should be considered the lowest of the low in the annals of the Jewish people, used their power and influence to disrupt a legitimate attempt to stop the inaction of a policy that has, like Oslo before it, led directly to Israeli dead, maimed, and traumatized, as well as damage to property in the millions of dollars. The only good thing that resulted from the evacuation was that Hamas and Fatah entered into a civil war (terrorists killing each other is a reason for cake as far as I'm concerned), killing Arab civilians and ultimately leading to Hamas becoming the ruling faction in Gaza (not a good thing), thanks to stupid idiot Bush's ludicrous notion that he could bring democracy to Gaza by having "elections" in one of the most politically corrupt places on earth (a thought in Bush's brain probably couldn't generate enough wattage to power a nightlight, still having Marack in the White House makes me miss the little putz).
13 September 2009
A review of US Commerce Department data conducted by the Post found that the number of boycott-related and restrictive trade-practice requests received by American companies from Saudi Arabia has increased in each of the past two years, rising from 42 in 2006 to 65 in 2007 to 74 in 2008, signifying a jump of more than 76 percent.
The bulk of these requests were related to the companies' or products' relationship to Israel. Typically, Saudi officials ask foreign suppliers to affirm that any goods exported to the desert kingdom are not manufactured in Israel and do not contain any Israeli-made components.
- There are elements in the Israeli body politic that have become dependent on the United States for some retarded reason. Israel doesn't need the money, and is in fact losing money that could be generated from technology sales that the United States currently forbids because of the piddly 3.8 billion that it gives to Israel. America has never been a friend to Israel, and its about time Israel started realizing that.
- The Zionist vision was not one of creating a Jewish state rooted in the historical and unique relationship between the Jewish people and the G-d of Israel. Just the opposite is true. It was, and still is very much about eradicating that relationship and making Israel a Europeanized place where Jews can be free to be like everyone else. This is such a historical fallacy it is hard to believe anyone actually believes this would happen, and if it did that somehow the world would forget they are Jews. What was the real lesson of the Holocaust? That even the most European styled, assimilated Jews will go up the chimneys, not just the ones in black hats. It doesn't matter.
- Because the Left in Israel runs the media (to the point that the only independent news agency in Israel, Arutz Sheva, has to broadcast from a ship in international waters), the courts, and the Knesset, these Zionist elements that still want to purge Jews from their relationship with G-d, do not see Yehuda and Shomron as Jewish land. They could care less, and would probably dance in the streets when the first El Al plane got hit by Fatah rockets launched from eastern Jerusalem, preferably from the Temple Mount. If you think Obama leftists are sick demented idiots, guess what? They ain't got nothing on the morons on the left in Israel. These people could buy a psychologist a home on every continent with the fees they'd incur.
- Because the Yesha Council, and many of the rabbis that settlers had put their trust in are nothing but self-serving betrayers who worship at the altar of their own perceived power. They use the Crown of Torah for their own gain and advancement to the detriment of their people. They are the lowest of the low, whose word should never be trusted. They are in fact worse than Fatah and Hamas.
11 September 2009
09 September 2009
Danny Danon said:
“We are here to stop the erosion that could lead us to dangerous places. This is not a toast – it is a gathering for awakening.”
Arutz Sheva reported:
Danon turned rhetorically to Netanyahu, who was not present, and asked him to “take the book that you wrote, 'A Place Under the Sun,' to [U.S. President Barack] Obama and continue in the path of the Likud.”
“the Land of Israel is not an election fad. "Time after time the people vote for the Right and receive something else – we are here to make sure that the people get what they voted for.”
07 September 2009
The rumor apparently began when a snake bit a woman outside a village adjacent to the Jewish city of Ariel. Local Arabs said that after the attack, the snake “escaped” toward Ariel. The snake's movement was taken as a sign that it had been released from Ariel by Israelis intent on harming Arabs.
1. Immune to rat poison
2. Aggressive and larger than usual
3. Unafraid of cats and able to scare them away
4. Highly fertile, with females giving birth to 140 young rats a year, four times the normal average
5. Highly selective, as Jewish residents of Jerusalem apparently are not affected by these rats.
"[Israeli] settlers have been bringing chests filled with rats and releasing them in the Old City's [Arab] neighborhoods; they breed and have become a major curse... the [Arab] residents' efforts to counter this infestation have failed, especially since cats run away from these rats because of their size and ferocity... All of the conventional efforts to kill them have not succeeded, because they seem to be immune to poison and they breed in the sewers. It is known that this female rat gives birth seven times a year, each time giving birth to 20 babies, which compels Jerusalem's [Arabs] today to face the dangers of settlement and the infestation of rats..."
"ignores the suffering of thousands of former residents and descendants of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa area who currently live in refugee camps in the Occupied Territories" after a "mass exiling of the Palestinian population."
"Looking at modern, sophisticated Tel Aviv without also considering the city's past and the realities of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, would be like rhapsodizing about the beauty and elegant lifestyles in white-only Cape Town or Johannesburg during apartheid without acknowledging the corresponding black townships of Khayelitsha and Soweto."
"we recognize that Tel Aviv is not a simple choice and the city remains contested ground."
06 September 2009
"the prime minister has apparently forgotten that he stands at the head of a nationalist government. With all of the secret agreements that he is making over our heads, we will soon find ourselves at a point of no return in terms of Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria."
05 September 2009
when Israel's government is making a g00d decision? When the White House, the PA, and Tzipi Livni are pissed. The reaction to Bibi's decision to approve new construction projects in Yesha is making Marack mad...really REALLY mad.
Palpatating Piglet Wingnut Robert Gibbs said:
"We regret the reports of Israel's plans to approve additional settlement construction. As the president has said before, the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement expansion and we urge that it stop."
[The plan] "is inconsistent with Israel's commitment under the road map."
Here's a news flash dummy.
- It is the White House, not the United States, that does not accept the legitimacy of settlement expansion. Contrary to what your Dear Leader believes in that massive fascist ego of his, he is not a monarch. HE IS NOT THE STATE.
- Holding a conference in which Fatah/PLO vowed to destroy Israel is not consistent with the PA's commitment to the roadmap....(oh wait...the PA is only committed to holding Israel to the Highway to Hell, not any of its own obligations under it...that would be the reason why "peace' isn't breaking out and we don't have a PLOistan in Judea and Samaria at the moment...OOOPS! But since the administration's policy is blatantly based on racism against Jews the phrase, "continued Arab incitement against Jews and calls for Israel's destruction are inconsistent with their commitment under the road map," is not something that is going to come out of the mouths of anyone in the White House, including the Jew Hating Racist White House Resident.
Here's another tip for the orally flatulent Gibbsian Pig Boy Cry Baby: The Highway To Hell is not binding international law. It was a suggested framework to which no agreement was signed, and since the Arabs have not lived up to one obligation principled in this suggested framework it is a dead horse that only racist Jew haters seem to be interested in resurrecting.
Bibi's number two in Likud, Gideon Sa'ar, is jumping up and down saying that Bibi's approval of new construction in Yesha, and Mahmoud Abbas' apoplectic fits over it, proves that Bibi is protecting Israel's nation interests. With all due respect to the Education Minister, all it proves is that Bibi is attempting to juggle Marack's demands and the growing movement among his MKs to resist his moves toward a settlement freeze.
Even if construction continues on approved housing throughout the "freeze" period, just accepting the freeze is a statement by Netanyahu that there is some legitimacy to the PLO claim on Jewish land in Judea and Samaria, which there is not.
Since the Arabs rejected partition in 1947, and the prior international agreement reached by the League of Nations acknowledged that all lands west of the Jordan were Jewish lands, and Jordan invaded and illegally occupied Judea and Samaria, never forming an Arab state there, or recognizing the legitimacy of an independent state there, and that there was never at any point in history a Palestinian country, government, or nationality (the latter not coming into existence until it was invented by Yassir Arafat and the Arab League), the only legitimate national, historical, and ancestral claim to these lands belongs to the Jewish nation. Yet another reality that will never be acknowledged by the Jew Hating Racist White House Resident, who thinks Israel is the Jewish people's prize for surviving the Holocaust, not the land that we have continuously inhabited and recognized as our national home for more than 3000 years. And it would be very nice to have a Prime Minister who not only said this, but would behave like someone who believed it by rejecting freezes, negotiations, and any other dialogue with the PLO over this. The PLO claims that Jordan is Palestinian land that must be liberated. Why don't you guys go over there and do just that.
"Have fun storming the castle!"
So while I'm glad that Bibi will approve this new housing, I would be more inclined to agree with Sa'ar if Bibi had been granting permits for new housing since he came into office, and had done what his party was elected to do: reject the creation of a Falacstinian state west of the Jordan River, and build in Yehuda and Shomron. No freezes. No negotiations with genocidal terrorists. There are members of Likud who feel this way. Bibi has been showing that he is not one of them.
UPDATE: On Saturday night, in response to the announcement that Bibi Netanyahu was going to approve new construction in Yehuda and Shomron, the head of the Yesha Council, Danny Dayan, said that any construction freeze would likely be permanent, not temporary, in spite of the PM's assurances, and that Yesha supporters should not be fooled by this ploy.
"If we cannot stand up to the Americans today, how will we be able to do so in a year? By that time, we will be deep into the negotiations on dividing Judea and Samaria. Any freeze will have an important impact on negotiations."We must not allow ourselves to be tempted. After the trumpets announcing the building, we will have a complete freeze, courtesy of a right wing government. At best, each yishuv will have three or four apartments authorized. The damage of the freeze will be far greater than the benefit of the authorizations."