Annexation 101 For Dummies


Shevat 21, 5777

February 17, 2017

The talk of the Israeli street today

The Gaza farce continues . . .

Israeli fuel trucks carrying diesel fuel into Gaza.

Israeli fuel trucks carrying diesel fuel into Gaza.

It is amazing how Israel, in the face of continued border shootings by Hamas snipers and attempted infiltrations by Hamas terrorists, continues to furnish materiel to Gaza which does little except prop up Hamas.

Just like Israel supplies limitless amounts of electricity to Palestinian Areas A and B of Judea and Samaria on credit without any payment, Israel opened the Kerem Shalom Crossing this morning to transfer 500,000 liters of diesel fuel into Gaza for supposed use at the Gaza electrical power plant.

People on the “left” like to say that such electricity and diesel fuel is important for humanitarian reasons, but we all know that the vast amount of such supplies goes straight to terrorists in both areas.

The delivery to Gaza today comes on the same day when a leading Israeli legislator, Yoav Gallant, remarked that war with Hamas is imminent because the terror organization has a new fanatical leader and Hamas has completely rearmed itself since the 2014 war.

The Amona farce continues . . .

What has happened to the 40 families of Amona? Remember that 20 days have now passed since their homes were senselessly destroyed via a fraudulent edict of the Israel Supreme Court. The government promised the Amona families that a new community would be built nearby.

Nothing has happened. No community is being built.

Instead the families remain stranded and crowded into a youth hostel in Ofra.

The Israel Supreme Court farce continues . . .

In yet another remarkably ridiculous ruling on Wednesday, the Israel Supreme Court ruled that a mosque that was built illegally near Highway 356 cannot be destroyed.

The illegal mosque in the right foreground.

The illegal mosque in the right foreground.

No permit was ever issued for the mosque to begin with, and subsequent additions to the mosque in the form of an additional story and minaret were also never approved.

Nevertheless, the court issued this incredible ruling: 

“Our spirit is not easy at all with illegal construction, anywhere in the region. We regret when it happens. This is not compatible with the law and contributes to more illegal building. But unfortunately, given the proliferation of illegal construction, it is not practical to destroy the mosque.”

Say what?

The Court has no problem destroying whole Jewish communities and their synagogues, but it cannot destroy a single mosque because there is so much illegal construction?

Unbelievable. And unbelievably discriminatory against Jews.

The “rock” throwing farce continues . . .

Regular readers of this blog know that one of the places that Palestinians most often attack is the “Husan Bypass Road.”.  It has become almost impossible for motorists to travel down road 375 without being wounded and having their cars smashed.

It is an intolerable situation. Why doesn’t the government do something to stop the terrorists?

Yesterday, demonstrators blocked the road in all directions demanding that the IDF clear out the terrorists.

*Please note that information for some of the above items were taken from rotter.net, hakolyehudi, arutzsheva, and ynet.

TODAY’S BLOG

Annexation 101 For Dummies

Two events occurred yesterday which demonstrate yet again how uninformed the general public is when it comes to annexation in Judea and Samaria.

First, in his confirmation hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, the nominated American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman stated that “I look forward to two countries [Israel and Palestine]; I oppose annexation [of Judea and Samaria].”

Second, wide play was given in the international and Israeli media to this statement from Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked:  “I agree with Yitzhak Herzog that the annexation of Judea and Samaria would lead to an end to the Jewish state.”

These two statements have been presented by the leftist media overnight as if they represent a major change in the attitude of the American and Israeli “right.” Supposedly, they show how Friedman and Shaked are now on the side of the “two-state solution.”

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Not surprisingly, almost none of the media read between the lines–and, in fact, when it came to Shaked, they didn’t even have to read between the lines.

Shaked on a tour of Area C with a Jewish community leader.

Shaked on a tour of Area C with a Jewish community leader.

Ayelet Shaked does not support annexation? Here’s what she told the interviewer:

“I believe that this idea of annexing all of Judea and Samaria is not correct, but I believe that we must annex Area C, where there are 450,000 Jews and 90,000 Arabs. The state can certainly handle granting citizenship for another 90,000 Arabs, and Areas A and B should be part of a regional Arab confederation.”

In case any of you dear readers has forgotten, please remember that Areas A and B have been under Palestinian administrative control for almost 25 years. These two areas include 96% of the Palestinian population of Judea and Samaria–about 2 million people– including every major Palestinian city: Jenin, Tulkarm, Shechem (Nablus), Qalqilya, Hevron (except for the Jewish Quarter), and Ramallah.

Very few Israelis, even the most conservative, advocate annexing ALL of Judea and Samaria.

What an increasing number of Israelis agree on is exactly what Shaked says: annexing Area C where 99.99% of all Jews in Judea and Samaria live. 

So remember that there is full annexation of Judea and Samaria that virtually no one agrees with, and limited annexation within Judea and Samaria that many people agree with–and which, as your humble servant has often written, is something which should be done immediately!

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