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Entries Tagged as 'Withdrawal'

What if Judea broke away from Israel?

August 8th, 2007  ·  4 Comments

This week’s forced removal of Jewish residents from homes their families once owned in Hebron’s market district reminds me of a recent suggestion that the Jews of Judea and Samaria consider seceding from Israel rather than allow the area to become a Palestinian state. Continue reading »

If Jerusalem, then also the ‘West Bank’

May 14th, 2007  ·  5 Comments

Apparently, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is firmly opposed to dividing Jerusalem and surrendering its eastern half to the Arabs, while unblinking she advocates the division of the Land of Israel and the surrender of her nation’s biblical heartland.

Either Livni is just following the polls, which is likely considering her chance to steal the premiership from Olmert, or she is truly deluded.

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Democracy and the division of Israel

May 9th, 2007  ·  14 Comments

With the Lebanon war behind us, and Israeli politicians trying to do anything to divert attention from the damning Winograd Commission findings, the lie that Israel must surrender its Arab-dominated biblical heartland in order to survive as both a Jewish state and a democracy is again a favorite topic of discussion.

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Gaza fighting sparks revolt against Olmert plan

July 11th, 2006  ·  5 Comments

The ongoing Arab aggression and IDF counter-terrorist operations in and around Gaza have sparked a revolt of sorts within Israel’s Kadima Party against the unilateral withdrawal policies of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Continue reading »

Kadima gaining clarity

June 18th, 2006  ·  13 Comments

Senior members of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Kadima Party seem to waking up to the realities surrounding Olmert’s intended withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, namely that a realignment along the lines of major settlement blocs and an effort to set permanent borders – as Olmert promised in his election campaign – is not going to meet with world approval.

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No demographic threat

June 18th, 2006  ·  4 Comments

Credible research into the demographic situation between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is starting to gain some attention.

The bottom line is that there is no more of a demographic threat to the Jewish state today than there was 20, 30 or 50 years ago. But that is not stopping Israel’s leaders from using “Palestinian”-supplied population figures to determine Israeli policy.

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Same mistake for 40 years

June 12th, 2006  ·  13 Comments

Leftist Ha’aretz columnist Ari Shavit has written another sharp piece urging Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to halt the headlong rush to national disaster that his “convergence” policies represent.

Referencing outgoing National Security Council head Giora Eiland, Shavit reminds Olmert that, like him, every Israeli prime minister for the past four decades has initiated and/or entered into “peace” processes believing he could ultimately control the flow of events and especially Israel’s degree of compromise.

Every prime minister has been wrong. Continue reading »

‘Convergence’ looking more like surrender

June 12th, 2006  ·  2 Comments

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s “convergence” plan – or whatever he is calling it this week – was originally billed as a unilateral step taken from a position of strength and in consideration, first and foremost, of Israel’s best interests.

But every time Olmert opens his mouth on the subject his plan is further unmasked as an act of surrender aimed at appeasing Israel’s Arab and Western antagonists. Continue reading »

Why Washington is cool on ‘convergence’

May 24th, 2006  ·  4 Comments

Many have expressed surprise over the fact that while Israel is preparing to surrender nearly all the lands demanded by the Arabs, Washington – the primary driver of the land-for-peace process – maintains a cool and distant approach to the Israeli initiative. Continue reading »

Do you want Israel out or not?

May 11th, 2006  ·  26 Comments

The international community’s reaction to Israel’s intention to hand most of Judea and Samaria back to the Arabs without asking anything in return seems to suggest the world doesn’t actually want the “Israeli occupation” to come to an end. Continue reading »