Palestine Belongs to Israel: Palestinians not Philistines: British Mandate: United Nations Anti-Israel
Getting Rid of the Palestinians
Editor's Comment:This is a think about it type of article. Every so often one comes across an article that is simply brilliant. This article is, I think, one of them. You may read it as 'tongue in cheek', or as 'racist', or as 'fundamentalist crap'. But personally I see the 'irony' in it. Whatever the author had in mind is his business, but it is worth a read.
The article comes courtesy of 'Women in Green', via their most recent newsletter. The article is written by Gary Cooperberg.
By Gary Cooperberg
Now that Ariel Sharon has succeeded in imposing his personal solution upon his disappointed electorate, you can bet that he will never get re-elected. Although much harm was done (which he is already compounding by his absurd attempts to justify his actions), there can arise some good from this mess. What we need is an entirely different leadership which is not afraid to use Sharon's mistakes to begin a process of restructuring Israel into the Jewish State it was always meant to be. This process may take a long time to accomplish, but we must start somewhere.
Sharon already set the precedent that, for peace, and for the good of the country, it is acceptable for a government to arbitrarily and unilaterally expel whole communities from parts of our country in order to physically separate Jews from Arabs. Stage one was Gaza first.
What we need now, before the next elections, is a candidate! who is not afraid to run on the platform that stage two is to remove all Arabs in Israel into Gaza. Clearly this is not a "racist" suggestion, rather the natural follow up to the "disengagement" which Sharon has already begun with the approval of the Knesset. When Bibi gave 80% of Hebron to the PLO not one Jew was included in that part of Hebron. While he loves to talk about reciprocity, he neglected to give them all the Arabs from our 20%. Now is the time to finish that arrangement as well. This is not meant to be a final agreement, rather a temporary step until we can realize a permanent solution.
Let it be stated, clearly and unequivocally, that all of Gaza; all of Hebron; all of Bethlehem; all of Jericho; all of Judea and Samaria; and all of the so called "State of Jordan" belong to the Jewish State. Since these areas are presently occupied by foreigners, we will tolerate this occupation for as long as there is no terror. We do want to live in peace. We know for certain that all of these lands will eventually return to us and we will never recognize foreign sovereignty there, but we will not arbitrarily repossess them. But just as no Jew is living in so called "Jordan" or in areas controlled by the PLO, it is only proper to reciprocate and remove all Arabs in Israel to these places where they can identify with their own culture. If, after this relocation is completed, we are able to live in peace and security, we will accept this temporary situation until Moshiach comes and sorts things out. If, on the other hand, the Arabs continue to attack us, we will respond by repossessing permanently all territories from which the terror originates. One way or the other we will put an end to terror and find a way to live in peace.
In defiance of demographic fatalism, Israel's demographic momentum has been Jewish. Since 1882 (the launching of annual Aliya), the Jewish population between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean has grown 238 fold, while the Arab population increased only 6 fold. Since 1948, the Jewish population increased almost 10 fold and the Arab population expanded 3 fold.
In sharp contrast to conventional wisdom, the UN Population Division reports a sharp decline of fertility rate (number of births per woman) in Muslim and Arab countries, except in Afghanistan and Yemen. The myth of "doubling Muslim population every 20 years" has been shattered against the rocks of modernity and reality.
The succeeding history of the remaining one fifth of the original territory promised to the Jewish people by Lord Balfour and the British government was one of continuing British betrayal as each successive Mandatory administration displayed pro-Arab and anti-Jewish policies.
During its administration up until 1947, Britain severely restricted Jewish immigration and purchases of land while turning a blind eye to massive illegal Arab immigration into the territory from neighboring Arab states.
Britain's sorry record of appeasement of the Arabs, at the expense of Jewish destiny in the remaining territory, culminated in the infamous 1939 White Paper, which limited Jewish immigration to just 75,000 souls for the next five years.
This onerous and draconian policy, coming as it did on the eve of the outbreak of World War 2, was a death blow to millions of Jews attempting to flee extermination by Nazi Germany. Britainís mismanagement of the Mandate finally led to the United Nations Partition Plan of 1947. The Jewish Agency reluctantly accepted this additional dismemberment of what was left in Mandatory Palestine of the promised Jewish National Home."
R.P.BenDedek is from Brisbane Australia and is the author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' at http://www.kingscalendar.com His academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah.
He writes photographic 'Stories from China' and social editorial commentaries, both at KingsCalendar, and as a contributing newspaper columnist. He currently teaches Conversational English in China and in addition to his English Lessons at KingsCalendar, he has created specific sites for Students of English.