Livni Two-State Population Exchange


Tzipi Livni is waiting for a sign regarding her return to poltiics, rather than determining her own destiny. Photo by Yani Yechiel

John R. Houk

© January 1, 2014

 

Yesterday Caroline Glick posted this article on her website: Dumping irrationality as a national strategy. I like Glick because she is no fan of the so-called land for peace Two-State Policy that robs Israel and Jews of their national heritage. I haven’t read Glick’s book entitled “The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East”. From those I have read that talk about Glick’s “Manifesto” advocating a One-State Solution for Israel and the Arabs that call themselves Palestinian, they imply the Glick advocates outright annexation of Judea-Samaria and Gaza and then give the Arabs full citizenship. I am not so sure I am on board with that path, but I would love reading her book to see if her thoughts do have an actual solution. At any rate the Obama-Kerry solution of forcing Israel to give up land and release murdering Islamic terrorists from prison is definitely an unacceptable path for Israel’s existence and to perpetuate Jewish heritage.

 

If President Barack Hussein Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have their way this land for peace garbage will also take away the eternal holy city of the Jews in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. History and the Bible are a good enough argument that the lands Islamic terrorists desire to usurp to create a Jew-hating nation are very important geographical locations to all of Judaism. In Glick’s article she is particularly scathing because to appease the Obama Administration Israel has been forced to release Jew-killing prison convicts back into the society governed autonomously by the Palestine Authority (PA) which is headed by Mahmoud Abbas who is also the Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) which was inherited (or usurped) after Yasser Arafat died (Russian autopsy revelations). 

 

Glick’s article from yesterday is also very critical of the Centrist (though Left leaning in my opinion – Justice Minister) Tzipi Livni. Livni is determined to aid the Arabs in establishing a Palestinian State. She has recently developed a Two-State Solution plan that may be tempting for the Israeli Right to accept. Her solution is a population transfer that is basically a land-swap between Jewish Settlements and Arab populations that are in the minority in Judea-Samaria. For greater clarity this means moving Jews that are surrounded by Arabs into Judea-Samaria areas that are preeminently Jewish. And moving Arabs out of the preeminently Jewish areas of Judea-Samaria into areas that are already an Arab majority. Livni’s plan is astonishingly similar to Foreign Minister Avignor Lieberman’s plan which was roundly criticized as being a plan from an extreme Right Wing Israeli. I will be interested how Livni’s plan is received since she has a reputation of pro-Palestinian and more centrist than Right Wing. Incidentally neither Lieberman nor Livni would describe their plans as a population transfer as much as a workable Two-State Solution.

 

Frankly I believe the Arabs that call themselves Palestinian view of a plan for sovereignty will neither a Two-State or One-State Plan, rather their plan is more akin to a Palestinian State Plan that eradicates Jews and Israel altogether. You can go to Palestinian Media Watch to read and see the Jew-hatred and the vitriol against the lives and existence of Israel and Jews in particular sponsored with PA, Hamas and Hezbollah funds.

 

JRH 1/1/14

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Livni Team Thinking Outside the Box: Swap Israeli Arabs for Settlers

By Yori Yanover
January 1st, 2014

JewishPress.com

A senior Israeli source close to the peace negotiations has told Maariv that Israel has proposed to the U.S. a population exchange with the Palestinian state that will not require a physical transfer.

 

The idea is to turn over the “Arab triangle,” where about 300 thousand Israeli Arabs live today in the eastern Sharon Valley (near Netanya), in return for the “block settlements” in Judea and Samaria, which include Gush Etzion, the Shchem area, Maale Adumim near Jerusalem and possibly the Hebron area. Such a swap would also most likely include the Jordan Valley.

 

The proposed swap would not include the “outposts,” which are more scattered and whose legal status is in dispute.

 

From the tone of the official speaking to Maariv, it appears that the idea could catch fire at this point in time, because it is far more likely to be embraced by a majority of Israeli Jews. It’s greatest claim to fame is the fact that it “only” removes 100 to 150 thousand settlers from their homes, a number which many Israelis could live with. This number has been bandied around by Science Minister Yaakov Perry in recent days, as the unavoidable “painful sacrifice” the Jewish state must endure for the sake of peace.

 

Kerry might be tempted to entertain this idea in public, even if he does not end up actually endorsing it, because it would appeal to the right wing in Israel as well as in the U.S. Fewer people get hurt, Israel is rid of part of a significant ethnic minority that can threaten the Jewish character of the state (Remember the ticking demographic bomb? It ain’t ticking so much, as Arab birthrate has been declining, but it still sounds good).

 

Last time this idea was contemplated, by current Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, it evoked a very negative, even angry response from the left, and from the Arab Israelis, who accused Lieberman of racism. Hard to tell why physically uprooting Jews is not racism, but merely redrawing the border to the west of an area rather than its east is racist.

 

Of course, the main reason the Triangle Arabs hated this proposal, and no doubt will despise it again, is because they’re nobody’s fools: why move from a Western democracy to a third world PLO (and later Hamas) dictatorship?

 

Also, the 100 to 150 thousand settlers and their loved ones will not be enamoured with the expulsion part. And, of course, the Palestinian negotiators will hate it because, to be fair, it kind of favors Israel, legitimizing upwards of half a million Jewish settlers, while at the same time helping it unload an ancient security problem—the Arab Triangle.

 

In my humble opinion, while I remain certain of the hopelessness of the Kerry effort, beginning to end, I must admit that this is just the kind of out of the box thinking that would boost the near-defunct 2-state solution.

 

Did you hug a released Palestinian terrorist today?
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Livni Two-State Population Exchange

John R. Houk

© January 1, 2014

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Livni Team Thinking Outside the Box: Swap Israeli Arabs for Settlers

 

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The Jews’ Valid Claim/ or Beneath Islamic Propaganda


James M. Rubenstein Ph.d

 

Laurie Cardoza-Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor James M. Rubenstein

Laurie Cardoza-Moore

 

Justin takes Professor James M. Rubenstein to task for writing a book that is plush with revisionist history that leaves an anti-Jewish footprint and a pro-Arab footprint when it comes to Israel’s existence as a Jewish-State.

 

JRH 8/1/13

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The Jews’ Valid Claim/ or Beneath Islamic Propaganda

 

By Justin O. Smith

August 1, 2013 at 10:01am

Justin Smith Facebook Note

 

The following text is anti-Jewish more than it is anti-Semitic, but it is still anti-Semitic from both a historical and a moral viewpoint concerning the controversial issues surrounding Israel and the “Palestinian state”. Professor James M. Rubenstein, author of ‘The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography” is either knowingly advancing the islamofascists’ propaganda and agenda, or, possibly, his own education indoctrinated him to such a point that he received a Ph.D. despite his ignorance in the field; whatever the case, Mrs. Laurie Cardoza-Moore and the Jewish community are rightfully concerned and should be quite angry with the Williamson County School Board, especially when one understands the false premise and assumptions associated with the text.

 

From the text: Distinguishing terrorism from other acts of political violence can be difficult. For example, if a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is it an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israeli government policies and army actions? Competing arguments are made: Israel’s sympathizers denounce the act as a terrorist threat to the country’s existence, whereas advocates to the Palestinian cause argue that longstanding injustices and Israeli army attacks on ordinary Palestinian civilians provoked the act.

 

The word “Palestine” does not occur in the Old or New Testament at all; after the Jewish revolt of Bar-Kokhba in 135 AD, the Romans renamed Judea to be “Palestine” or “Syria Palestina”, with the intention of obliterating its Jewish identity. The earlier name never disappeared, and as late as the 4th century, Christian author Epiphanus referred to “Palestine, that is Judea”.

 

The “Arab Palestinian” was never a serious age-old or even century-old national identity. The term was introduced as a tool after the 1967 Six Day War, and, according to the British Palestine Royal Commission Report, “In the twelve centuries or more that have passed since the Arab conquest… In the realm of thought, in science or in letters, it (Palestine) made no contribution to modern civilization”.

 

As Rosemary Sayigh wrote in the ‘Journal of Palestine Studies’, “a strongly defined Palestinian identity did not emerge until 1968, two decades after expulsion”. It had taken twenty years to establish the “myth” prescribed by Muslim activist Musa Alami.

 

Upon the emergence of the Sovereign Jewish State of Israel in 1948, there were no more than 430,000 genuine Arab refugees, although the UN asserted 500,000 officially. 750,000 Jews were dispossessed and forcibly expelled during this same period.

 

President Truman’s International Development Advisory Board, March 7, 1951, and the Arab sponsored Institute for Palestine Studies in Beirut agreed that 68% of the Arab refugees left in 1948 at the urging of Arab leaders and Islamic imams, rather than any expulsion by the Israeli military. As some Arab leaders demanded the “return” of the “expelled” refugees, Emile Ghoury, Secretary of the Arab Higher Command, told the ‘Beirut Telegraph’ on August 6, 1948: “It is inconceivable that the refugees should be sent back to their homes while they are occupied by Jews… It would serve as a first step toward Arab recognition of the state of Israel and Partition”.

 

From Khaled Al-Azym’s 1972 memoirs (Syrian Prime Minister 1948): “Since 1948 it is we who demanded the return of the refugees…while it is we who made them leave… We brought disaster upon…Arab refugees by…bringing pressure upon them to leave…We have rendered them dispossessed…Then we exploited them in executing crimes of murder, arson and throwing bombs upon…men, women and children – all this in the service of political purposes”.

 

In 1958, former director of the UN Relief and Work Agency, Ralph Galloway declared emphatically that “the Arab states do not want to solve the refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore… a weapon against Israel. Arab leaders do not give a damn whether Arab refugees live or die!”

 

During the 1950s, a population exchange occurred between India and Pakistan, as 8.5 million Sikhs and Hindus from Pakistan fled to India, and approximately 6.5 million Muslims moved from India to Pakistan; a precedent for such population transfers was set by Turkey and Bulgaria in 1913, and in 1923, Turkey and Greece exchanged 1.25 million Greeks and 3.55 million Turks.

 

Why wouldn’t such a population exchange have worked with the Jews and the Muslims?

 

A mutual repatriation obviously could not be demanded if one side of an exchange had fled from intolerable conditions and could not return. Hence, the Arab lie emerged that the “alien” Jews had lived harmoniously among the “native” Arab Muslims before Israel became a state and the mythical “Palestinian” was created.

 

In Egypt after the Sinai Campaign of 1956, thousands of Jews were interned without trial, while still others were served with deportation papers and ordered to leave within days; their property was confiscated, their assets frozen.

 

In Iraq, Zionism became a capital crime, and Jews were hanged in the center of Baghdad, in front of cheering crowds of Muslims. Although no laws authorized the confiscation of Jewish property in Iraq before 1950, the Jews were stripped of millions of dollars through economic discrimination and government extortion.

 

Anti-Jewish broadcasts from Egypt in response to the partition of Palestine resulted in the December 2, 1947 pogrom in Aden. Eighty-two Jews were murdered, scores more were wounded, while 111 Jewish stores were robbed bare and over 200 Jewish homes and four synagogues were burned to the ground; Aden’s 1958 riots directed violence and murder at the Jewish community once again; after the 1967 Six Day War, it became apparent that the islamofascists were preparing to massacre what remained of the Jewish community, and the British evacuated them. And this scene was repeated time and again across the entire Arab Muslim world!

 

Reverend James Parkes observed in 1949: It was only politically that the Jews lost their land. They never abandoned it physically, nor did they renounce their claim to their nation… the only continuous claim that exists. The Jews never submitted to assimilation into various victorious populations even after successive conquerors had devastated the Jewish organizational structure.

 

Buried beneath the propaganda of the Arab nations, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation and the islamofascists, one finds that more than 40 Jewish communities survived and could be traced in the 6th century, despite physical violence against the Jews by the post-Roman Christians and Muslims. Twelve of these towns are on the coast, in the Negev, and east of Jordan (Transjordan and the “Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”), and thirty-one villages are in Galilee and the Jordan Valley.

 

After the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Albert Memmi, a Tunisian-born writer, responded to a Libyan official’s invitation to Libyan Jews to return to Libya:

 

“Is it true that you have said that the Jews have always lived at peace in the Arab countries? And that you have nothing against Jews, only Zionists?…The error which may have been made at Deir Yassine (Palestinian Jewish Irgun and Stern troops inadvertently killed 250 Arab civilians in 1948) is constantly thrown in our faces. Ah, but we have undergone a hundred Deir Yassines, a thousand Deir Yassines! And not only in Russia, Germany or Poland, but also at the hand of the Arab people; yet the world has never been upset over it!… if you really wanted to avoid having us come together on this particular bit of land,… Israel…, then why did you hound us and expel us from the regions over which your power extends?”

 

Today and despite John Kerry’s new “peace-talk” initiative between Israel and the “Palestinians”/Arab Muslims, the islamofascists in Gaza and the West Bank, especially Hamas, perpetuate this false national identity, and in so doing, they sacrifice the wellbeing and lives of the “Arab refugees”; they hope only to accomplish, politically and through continued, if sporadic, terrorism, the destruction of an unacceptable sovereign Jewish state… dhimmi Jews from Islamic lands now acting as their equals… as it represents an affront to all Islamic nations.

 

Muslim propaganda has effectively hidden the fact that Arab/Islamic nations have virtually purged their Jews, as the European Union, the United States and the rest of the world ignores the plight Arab-born Jews have faced historically – the camps, squalor, displacement, theft of property and a loss of security and murdered kinsmen; raise the question of “Middle East refugees” with any number of academics, such as Professor Rubenstein, professionals or just regular workers, and they refer to the Arab “Palestinians”. It is as though the painful and horrifically sad story of the Arab-born Jewish refugees had been erased: the revisionist history of the anti-Jewish Leftists and islamofascists must be rejected and corrected!

 

Justin O. Smith

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Editing John R. Houk