14 Sivan 5776
Monday, June 20 2016
UPDATES 7 pm Israel time:
…Palestinian terror yesterday…
There were too many terror attacks to count: “rocks” and Molotovs at Bethany, Migdalot, Timrat, Attil, Makel, Lahormiya, the Tapuach Junction, Beit El, Beitin, Gush Etzion, Besokba, Hawara, Silwan, Ofra, Al-Fajr, Givat Assaf, Auja, Tur, Karmi Tzur, and Mt. Hebron to name a few.
A major arson attack has resulted in a large fire at Ramat Eshkol.
. . . The fight continues at King David’s Tomb . . .
Five more Jews were arrested this morning at the Tomb. They are there in an effort to stop Franciscan monks from parading through the Tomb on their way to the floor above the Tomb where Christians believe the Last Supper took place.
Jewish organizations are protesting Christian symbols being blatantly displayed in a distinctly Jewish place.
. . . Meanwhile, Christian proselytizing increases . . .
Hundreds of Jews demonstrated in Rishon LeZion yesterday against a “baptizing event” being put on by Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country.
In what can only be described as one of the more disingenuous comments of the day, the leader of the Jehovah’s Witnesses declared:
“We desire peace and are trying to maintain our religion.”
No, what they desire is to convert Jews to their religion.
. . . Irving Moskowitz was buried on the Mt. of Olives . . .
The burial, which took place this afternoon, was attended by an estimated 10,000 mourners including Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat.
The sheer depth of mendacity of the Israeli “Left” is difficult to fathom.
Let’s begin with a short stroll down memory lane today.
It was back on December 23, 2014, three months before the March 2015 elections. Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni, the leaders of the so-called “Zionist Union” party were at a candle lighting ceremony at the Kotel (Western Wall).
Responding to PM Netanyahu’s accusation that she and Herzog would divide Jerusalem if they were elected, Livni declared:
“Israel’s sovereignty here in Jerusalem is an expression of the historic tie between the people and their country. This sacred and historic site will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever . . . Bibi (Netanyahu), like always, is cynically using Jerusalem. The public has lost its trust in Netanyahu and we will replace him.”
Now, it turns out that Netanyahu was exactly correct.
Unbelievably, in October 2014, two months before Herzog and Livni appeared at the Wall and made their declaration about Israeli sovereignty, the Israeli media revealed yesterday that they had already concluded secret negotiations with Mahmoud Abbas.
In those negotiations, to borrow my own statement used often throughout the election campaign, Livni and Herzog gave away the store.
For nothing in return–as if there could have been anything that would have compensated Israel for their outrageous concessions.
Lest you have any doubt, here is what Livni and Herzog agreed to do once they were elected:
1. Divide Jerusalem and establish a Palestinian capital in the eastern part of the city.
2. Divide the Old City. Turn over the Temple Mount to an international consortium.
3. Turn over 96% of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinians, and give the Palestinians 4% of Israel to compensate them.
4. Accept a “Palestinian right of return” and bring Palestinian “refugees” to Israel. Pay Palestinian “refugees” for their time “in exile.”
5. Relinquish Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights as specified in the so-called “Arab Peace Initiative.”
And, according to Efraim Sneh, Herzog and Livni’s chief negotiator, apparently there were a host of other understandings.
And what would Israel have gotten in return for eviscerating itself and ultimately being wiped off the map?
A symbolic presence in the Jordan valley where a small contingent of Israeli soldiers along with Palestinian and Jordanian soldiers would patrol the area.
Can you even begin to imagine what monstrous arrogance it took for Herzog and Livni to negotiate away Israel–with no approval from the Israeli people and without even being elected head of the government?
It is breathtakingly astonishing.
And scary–to think how close we came to a Herzog-Livni government. As your humble servant said at the time, if Herzog and Livni had won the election, Palestinian flags would now be flying over Jerusalem.
We end with one final statement from Yitzhak Herzog, this one made from the rostrum of the Knesset on May 18, 2015.
“Jerusalem will not be divided again.”