When the land on both the west and east banks of the Jordan River was set aside by the League of Nations, with Arab approval, it was done say as a mandate for recreating the national home of the Jewish people...not for just anybody, but for Jews. When the British, who were made the custodians of this land, lopped off two-thirds of it to create a fiefdom for the Hashemite tribe which we now call Jordan, but is in fact "Palestine," the remaining land west of the Jordan, including the "disputed territories" which are Judea and Samaria, was still meant to be for the Jewish people. When the Arabs west of the Jordan began massacring Jews and killing British soldiers, their terrorism was rewarded with the idea that the remaining land would be partitioned between Arabs and Jews. The Arabs rejected it, but the Jews accepted it. This being the case, when the United Nations voted to partition the land it was voted that part would be the national home of the Jewish people, which became Israel. The remainder was left unclaimed by the Arabs and then illegally occupied by Jordan.
Let's stop here for a moment and review. Israel was created by the UN to be a Jewish state, period. The fact that Arabs were allowed to remain there was solely at the behest of the Jews. Nonetheless it is, under international law, a Jewish state. All the whining by Arabs and liberal weenies who call Zionism racism can suck eggs. Israel is a Jewish state, for this state to demand new citizens declare their loyalty to this idea is not racist, it's simply common sense.
Let's briefly come back to that land illegally occupied by Jordan for a minute. When Israel crossed the 1949 armistice line into what is commonly called the "west bank," it did so defensively in response to shelling from the Jordanian army in 1967, despite Moshe Dayan begging King Hussein not to attack. All lands taken in that defensive action now have legitimate title to Israeli sovereignty. It is not an occupation. The Arabs rejected partition. Jordan illegally seized it when they invaded Israel in 1948. Israel holds clear title. One of these days the ruling government will realize this and end this nonsensical talk about creating another Arab terror state west of the Jordan.
Anyway, all of this brings us to this proposed amendment. What is this really about? Very simply, it is about chopping off the Arab proposal of "right of return" for Arab refugees who fled Israel at the time of its creation, and before, as well as cementing the notion that this land is the homeland of the Jewish people. Right of return for Arabs is not going to happen, and it's about time that the Arab world accepted it. But what of the Arabs in Israel?
Well, the Arabs in the Knesset are whining and crying racism, of course. Never mind that this amendment does not demand that existing citizens make this oath, only new ones. They are whining anyway. MK Ahmed Tibi, who should be deported for his loyalty to the PLO, declared:
"It is meant to cement the Arabs' inferior class status by law. No amendment will be able to negate the Palestinian narrative, which has been recognized worldwide."
Hey Ahmed, the Falacstinan narrative is a lie, and the only people who don't see this are ignorant, racist dupes who hate Jews and refute the overwhelming evidence that there was never an Arab nation called "Palestine," and that, when offered such a nation by the UN, and later Israel...on multiple occasions, the Arabs rejected it. The fact that the idea is revisited every few years is only due to international Jew hate, and the Stockholm Syndrome from which so many Israeli politcians suffer.
An Arab resident of Umm al Fahm, Abed al-Latif said:
"loyalty is not guaranteed by law, but by conduct. The Arabs have proven their loyalty to their Israeli citizenship throughout the years, and want to be part of Israeli politics and economy."
True, there are Arabs who have been loyal and model citizens, but I wonder if al-Latif, if asked, would proudly stand and sing the Israeli national anthem's words, "The soul of the Jew yearns..." I'm guessing probably not. And certainly the Arab Israelis who consider the creation of Israel to be the "Nakba," the "catastrophe," would not do so either. This being the case I would take this amendment a step further to demand that all current citizens make the same oath. If they are loyal to their Israeli citizenship, citizenship to what is recognized by UN Resolution 181 as a Jewish state, then they shouldn't have one word of complaint. Some how I'm guessing that wouldn't be the case.