Jerusalem, The Divided City, False Messiah, Middle East Peace, Gaza, Hamas: Netanyahu: Durban II: Gladstone Report 2009It is important to study the history of the Gush Etzion bloc - one of the settlement blocs that Sharon insists will always remain part of Israel. Nothing much has changed between 2005 and 2011.
The truth is finally out in the open! If Sharon is reelected, he plans to divide Jerusalem, and to give up 90% of Judea and Samaria!
Thank you NEWSWEEK Magazine for the well-researched article in your December 5, 2005 issue, entitled "REBEL WITH A CAUSE- Sharon was in command of Likud. So why did he bolt to form a new Party?"
Thank you NEWSWEEK Magazine for supplying the answer to this question. Thank you for not just repeating the hype of Sharon's spin doctors as to his plans, but doing your own investigation and interviews with Sharon's advisors and political strategists, such as: Kalman Gayer, and Ehud Olmert. The question which the NEWSWEEK reporter posed to these close associates of Sharon: "Sharon was in command of the Likud. So why did he bolt to form a new Party?"
KALMAN GAYER, Sharon's Political Strategist, stated: "Sharon would accept a Palestinian State in Gaza and 90% of the West Bank and a compromise on Jerusalem. Sharon wants to lay the contours of an agreement with the Palestinians by creating a Palestinian State in half of the West Bank by implementing confidence building measures."
EHUD OLMERT, fellow Likud defector and running mate on Sharon's new list, KADIMA, stated: "He (Sharon) is prepared for a major accommodation in the (occupied territories) that Likud could not accept."
According to the NEWSWEEK article, Sharon swears off further unilateral moves like the traumatic withdrawal from Gaza. However, many analysts are skeptical. They believe he wants to turn the so called security fence Israel is now building in the West Bank, into the country's long term border-- without reaching a deal with the Palestinians-- and to dismantle scores of Jewish Settlements east of the fence. "No one believes him when he says he won't make any more unilateral moves," says Dan Ben-David, an economist at Tel Aviv University and a political commentator in the Israeli media. "If Sharon wasn't planning disengagement, why would he leave Likud?"
The bombshell of the NEWSWEEK article of Dec 5 first made headlines in Israel on last Tuesday's evening news, many days after its publication in the US. There may be a very positive result from the publication in Israel of the NEWSWEEK report. Hopefully, there will be a public demand for Sharon to reveal his true intentions regarding the future of Israel's borders!
When addressing non-leftist audiences Prime Minister Ariel Sharon extols his commitment to the preservation of what he refers to as "settlement blocs" in Judea and Samaria. Sharon continually and ad nauseam talks about the letter he received from US President, George W. Bush, in April 2004, where the subject of Israel's final borders is vaguely discussed. Actually, George W. Bush has subsequently stated that any final borders have to be approved by the Arabs. Yet beyond Sharon's evocations of non-existent American guarantees and vague declarations of loyalty to Israel's right to our ancestral lands in Judea and Samaria, he has never specifically delineated what he means when he refers to the "settlement blocs".
It is important to study the history of the Gush Etzion bloc - one of the settlement blocs that Sharon insists will always remain part of Israel.
The Gush Etzion bloc is located on the "Path of the Patriarchs" in the heart of the historic homeland of the Jewish people. Nestling in the Judean hills, the Etzion bloc is situated on the ancient mountain route midway between Jerusalem--the City of David, and Hebron--the city of the Patriarchs. The path between Hebron and Jerusalem is the path taken by Abraham and Isaac on their way to perform the great sacrifice.
The Bible relates that near Gush Etzion, in the Valley of Elah, David defeated Goliath. In nearby Tekoah the Prophet Amos was born. King Herod built a lavish palace-fortress in this area and called it Herodium.
The Etzion Bloc is thus surrounded by significant historical sites. This area played a central role in Jewish history for nearly 2000 years, from the period of the Patriarchs until the Bar Kochba rebellion. The tribe of Judah, Prophets and Kings, the Maccabees and other Jewish freedom fighters, all left their mark in these Judean Hills. Thriving Jewish communities flourished in the southern Judean hills during the Talmudic period and until the Muslim conquest of the Land of Israel in the 7th century. Thereafter, Jewish presence was maintained in the city of Hebron almost without interruption throughout the Middle Ages and until the 20th century. The continuous flow of Jewish pilgrims to Jerusalem and the surrounding Holy Cities of Judea serve as further evidence to an ongoing link.
The first attempt in modern times to settle this particular area was made in 1927, by a group of pious Jews from Jerusalem. Land was purchased of what is today the western side of the Gush Etzion junction (from the local Arabs by the Zichron David Company) in order to establish an agricultural settlement. A biblical name "Migdal Eder" (Genesis 35:21), was given to the village. During the Arab riots of 1929, Migdal Eder was abandoned and completely destroyed.
KFAR ETZION (1934-1936)
The second attempt to establish an agricultural settlement was launched by the El Har Company. It purchased considerable lands and founded a village called Kfar Etzion. This village suffered the same fate as Migdal Eder, and during the Arab riots of 1936-1939 it was abandoned and destroyed.
THE ETZION BLOC (1943-1948 )
Additional Kibbutzim were established: Kfar Etzion in 1943, Massuot Yitzchak in 1945, Ein Tzurim in 1946, and Revadim in 1947.
The Etzion bloc, in the autumn of 1947, was composed of four Jewish settlements in various stages of development. Its total population was slightly more than 400 inhabitants. There were approximately 2,500 acres in Jewish ownership in the Etzion bloc region. The future of the Etzion bloc appeared promising in November of 1947, until the entire country became a battleground, with the Etzion bloc serving as one of the focal points of the conflict.
The new political situation demanded of the settlers of Gush Etzion to become its defenders. Defense measures took precedence over agricultural work. Mothers and children were evacuated to Jerusalem.
What transpired in the Etzion Bloc during the Israeli War of Independence were months of siege and battle. The efforts of the defenders of the Etzion Bloc were helping to save a besieged Jerusalem. The well trained and superior equipped Jordanian Legion therefore diverted its course from Jerusalem, and directed its attack on the outposts of Gush Etzion.
In May of 1948, the Arab legion, aided by the British and by a large number of local Arabs, launched a major attack on the Etzion bloc. The Etzion bloc went up in flames at the historic hour of the Declaration of the State of Israel.
The Gush Etzion bloc lay in ruins for 19 years after its conquest and destruction. However, it did remain alive in the hearts and memories of the survivors. The Etzion bloc was beyond the border and inaccessible for 19 years. The hope of returning, however, was never relinquished.
The events of the Six Day War led to the fulfillment of the dream of 19 years. On the day of the liberation of the Western Wall and the Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli forces advanced southward along the Path of the Patriarchs, toward the Etzion bloc. The Jordanian army fled from the Judean hills. The Jerusalem Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces entered the abandoned Jordanian army camp that had been constructed on the ruins of Kibbutz Kfar Etzion. Gush Etzion was liberated by the Israeli army on June 7, 1967.
The sons and daughters of the defenders of Kfar Etzion requested permission from the Israeli government to return to their liberated home. After carefully considering the political implications of settlement in the newly regained territories, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol gave his consent and blessing: "Children, you may return home".
On September 27, 1967, one week before the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the children of the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion returned home past Rachel's tomb and up through the Judean hills, in the same armored car which had evacuated them in 1948.
Today the Gush Etzion bloc, together with Betar, has 50,000 residents. The area is just a short 15 minutes away from Jerusalem. It still serves, as in days of old, as a crucial security buffer for Jerusalem.
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What are Sharon's plans for the Gush Etzion bloc? Despite his silence on this subject, the best way to test his intentions is to study the proposed route of the security fence in Gush Etzion. Such a study makes it very clear that Sharon is deliberately deceiving us once again. All indications are that Sharon intends to abandon the communities of the Gush Etzion bloc, just as he abandoned the communities in Gush Katif.
For instance, incredibly, Sharon is planning to place on "the Arab side" of the proposed "security fence" 400 dunams of PRIVATELY OWNED JEWISH LAND bought for Gush Etzion by the Jewish National Fund, in the early 1940s. As well, thousands of dunams of State Land, cultivated by the Jewish National Fund is set to be transferred to "the Arab Side". The effective mass seizure of these lands is justified by Sharon as a way of ensuring that the residents of the small Arab village of Jabah (which is controlled by Hamas) will be able to cultivate a few dozen dunams of olive groves.
When Sharon abandoned the communities in Gush Katif, the security situation in Israel worsened considerably. The Palestinian Authority, instead of housing citizens in the Gaza communities abandoned by Israel, has turned them into training camps for armed terrorist groups. Kassam rockets are now launched FROM Gush Katif. A Hamas official told the World Tribune that the rockets were fired from former Jewish towns that have been converted into launching sites for the war against the Jewish State. Incredibly, the US State Department backs Hamas, a known terrorist organization, to be permitted to run in the next PA election. According to these terror groups, the former Gush Katif communities also act as recruitment centers for the "People's Army" being funded by the Fatah.
The people whom he so cruelly threw out of their homes are fully aware that Sharon's disengagement "expulsion plan" was not only harmful to them, (78% are unemployed, and living in temporary shelters), but to the State of Israel as well. Either Sharon is betraying Israel to protect the Sharon family from legal prosecution, or he has lost the ability to act with responsibility toward the Jewish People.
When our family still lived in the USA, the Rabbi of our synagogue made a remark which upset the congregation very much: "There is no guarantee," our Rabbi said, "that the third commonwealth (i.e. the Jewish State reborn in 1948 ), won't be destroyed as well, if we do not obey G-d's commandments."
He said this in the glorious aftermath of the Six Day War, when the Israeli Government rejected G-d's miracle of the victory over the Arab States, by giving the Arabs control over the Temple Mount, and neglecting to make Biblical Judea, Samaria, and Gaza officially part of the State of Israel.
If we permit him to do so, Ariel Sharon will certainly hasten the demise of the Third Commonwealth.
WAKE UP ISRAEL! Do not permit Sharon and his corrupt family to continue to tear apart our country. First Yamit in 1982; then Gush Katif in August 2005. Will Gush Etzion be next? And according to the NEWSWEEK report, Sharon also plans to divide Jerusalem. Sharon must not be reelected as Prime Minister of the State of Israel!
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It appears that this new 'Sovereignty' movement in Israel is going to render 'redundant' years of dialogue and discussion relating to a 'Two State Solution' in Israel. MK Tzipi Hotovely raising her voice said: "Friends, everybody here today knows that there is a solution -- applying sovereignty [over the West Bank]. One state for the Jewish people with an Arab minority, lest any right-winger say there's no solution!"
As to the intellectual proposition that a "two state solution" is necessary for Israel to continue as a "Jewish democratic state", it is now well established since the groundbreaking 2005 demographic studies and projections of Zimmerman, Seid and Wise issued by the American Israel Demographic Research Group that the demographic facts and trends do not require the artificial exclusion of people and territory from Israel sovereignty. Until that study was digested by impartial academics, professors of Demography and Geography told the world and told Israelis and Israeli policy makers that there was an Arab majority between the River and the Sea and as a consequence, separation and creation of a Palestinian "State" was the only way to preserve Israel as a Jewish State. The survival of the Jewish people as distinct minorities in multiple societies suggests that Jewish society is a remarkable exception to conventional sociological thinking. Jewish minorities of 1-5% have prospered and grown in remarkably diverse environments, both economically, culturally, and demographically (sans pogroms and inquisitions) over a period of 2,500 years since the destruction of the First Temple. The Jews in Babylonia as well as in Lithuania, the Ukraine and Poland succeeded and violated all the accepted norms about assimilation and acculturation. Societies where the Jewish minority never even exceeded 5% exhibited extraordinary Jewish involvement in the highest levels of society and administrative infra-structure. We will not go into the causes and explanations, but there are many unique factors that contributed to their success. One need not explain the phenomenon to observe it as proven fact.
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Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]
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R.P.BenDedek is the owner and Editor of KingsCalendar.com which was originally set up to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran'.
Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
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