In Judea and Samaria, Arabs are the occupiers

By Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz Correspondent/Haaretz

Infrastructure Minister Landau: Arabs are the occupiers

National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan for a partial construction freeze in the West Bank Judea and Samaria, deeming the Palestinians “occupiers” and declaring any bounds on settlements a “violation of human rights.” Continued>>

History Lesson from Atlas:

6a00d8341c60bf53ef0120a5b009ac970c-500wiIt should be remembered that in 1918, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Britain and France were handed >5,000,000 square miles to divvy up and 99+% was given to the Arabs to create countries that did not exist previously. <1% was given as a Mandate for the re-establishment of a state for the Jews on both banks of the Jordan River. In 1921, to appease the Arabs once again, another three quarters of that <1% was given to a fictitious state called Trans-Jordan. (Jack Berger, May 31, 2004.) Think-Israel

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Harry’s Place:

Hizbollah is the Army of Allah. But the liberal secular befuddlement blames Israeli rabbis for assisting soldiers on the battlefield: “It damages religion, it destroys politics, it fosters warfare that is both bloody and futile, it is a force which it difficult to control.”

This is exactly what Israel-haters will conclude from this non-story. “They’re all the same. They’re just as bad as each other”. “Hamas may be extremist nutters, but Israel’s just as bad” and of course it’s total bollocks. Israel is – as it has always done – is just defending itself.

The presence of rabbis is nothing new but this report is just exploiting it. This is a neo-liberal attempt to tackle the neo-liberal dilemma: that the side they support are religious fanatics and the side they hate are basically liberal democrats.

continued: Judea & Samaria:

Right-wing lawmakers on Monday joined the crowds celebrating the establishment of a new neighborhood in the E-1 corridor connecting Jerusalem to its settlement suburbs. The ceremony was also attended by Supreme Court Judge Eliyakim Rubinstein and Information Minister Yuli Edelstein.

The ceremony at Mevaseret Adumim, near Ma’aleh Adumim, was held amid a stir of controversy over Netanyahu’s plan. Further furor has risen on both the left and the right over Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s decision to approve construction of 455 new homes in existing settlement blocs prior to any freeze,

Landau, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, took the opportunity to condemn the prime minister’s plan and demand that construction continue at all costs. “This land is ours and ours alone,” he said.

“It is the Arabs who are occupiers,” Landau added. “A settlement freeze is a violation of human rights. What can we tell the families? Don’t have any more kids, don’t build another house, you can’t have a playground here. This construction must not stop under any circumstances.”

During the ceremony, police dispersed a crowd of activists from the anti-settlement group Peace Now who had come to protest the event.
Knesset Speaker: Drying up settlements won’t build Tel Aviv

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Monday also joined the growing line of pooliticians on both the left and right, who have jumped to criticize the government’s changing policy on settlements.

Most Likud ministers backed Netanyahu’s plan for a partial freeze of settlement construction as he presented it to the Sunday cabinet meeting, but some of his party’s most influential members have condemned it as foolhardy.

“Whoever believes that Jerusalem rose from the destruction of Hebron has learned nothing,” the Knesset speaker told mourners gathered in the Jewish section of that West Bank city on Monday to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1929 riots there.

“Whoever believes that by drying out Ariel and Ma’aleh Adumim we can build on to Tel Aviv and the like, or who actually believes that the demise of settlements on the mountain ridge will bring us the recognition we seek for out territorial rights, will just stumble like so many others,” he said.

“Whoever believes that in this manner we will rescue ourselves from imminent disaster is living in false hope,” he said.

MK Pines-Paz: Barak has become Netanyahu’s contractor

Barak’s decision to approve building permits for 455 housing units in settlement blocs in the West Bank prior to any freeze has garnered a slew of criticism of its own.

MK Ophir Pines-Paz (Labor) slammed Barak, the head of his party, saying he “has become Netanyahu’s contractor.”

“We warned that Barak would be Netanyahu’s contractor, and sure enough, today he approved [the building of] hundreds of units in the settlements,” Pines-Paz said, adding “not only does Barak not evacuate outposts, he is the enactor of right-wing policy.”

“In one decade, Barak has gone from Peace Now and Camp David to build now in the settlements,” Pines-Paz added.

MK Nahman Shai (Kadima) accused the government of “trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public with this ridiculous decision.”

MK Majali Wahabi (Kadima) issued a harsh rebuke of Barak and the Labor party, saying that Barak’s decision “is further proof that the Labor party has no right to exist as an independent party, and that the most prudent step for the party is to join the Likud.”

Criticism was also leveled at Barak from the right, with the head of the Yesha Settler Council Danny Dayan saying “the meaning of Barak’s decision is that in 150 settlements they will not build a single house. The construction was approved only in places that suited the Labor party’s platform.”

Head of the National Religious Party, Yaakov Katz, said that he is working with settlement officials to organize a sit-in to be held in front of the prime minister’s bureau in Jerusalem, to protest “the crime of freezing the life of Judea and Samaria.”

13 thoughts on “In Judea and Samaria, Arabs are the occupiers”

  1. * History Lesson from Atlas (map)

    Prophecy lesson from Zechariah – a true prophet of God, unlike Mo.

    “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.
    On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations.
    All who try to move it will injure themselves. (Zechariah 12:2&3)

    You think Morocco will take a drink from that cup, Solkhar?

    Will you?

  2. Laundau is an radical right-winger, he has an agenda. His information is BS of course and shows the gulf of problems within Israeli politics and society that needs to be fixed before any peace is possible from there side.

    The division and allocation at the end of the Ottomans was done on a committee table with a map, not recognizing the reality on the ground and that is it. Technically speaking, the creation of Israel was a political issue not a migration or “returning issue” that was screwed up, badly done by the Brits, became an instant political nightmare for all concerned, WWII ensured it became a “sympathy” issue and the pro-Zionist lobbies and well coordinated Jewish movement milked it for all it got and they were in fact lucky that the entire thing was not canned.

    History should also not forget that there were Jews in this Holy Land that were assassinating and bombing local Arabs, British police, administrators, government officials and journalists criticising them to “help encourage and push along” the creation of Israel. Many innocent civilians were killed for simply being in the wrong place and wrong time. These days such acts are called terrorism, but they are on the walls and official memories of the State of Israel as “heroes and freedom fighters”.

    These are the historic realities that also give some of the cause for the Palestinian psychie, and claims by “terrorists” that they will, like those Jews from the past, be later on called “heroes and freedom fighters” and this reality should not be forgotten, though of course condemned.

    The reality is that Israel is there, it is not going away, it is a new generation and not the old terrorists that helped create it. Thus Israel has to be recognised and dealt with on a value of today.

    Many in the far right of Isreal though do not give that same value back, they never gave that reality to the Palestinians that they exist, that they are there and the West Bank is not a part of this Israel.

    Though there are many in Israel that simply want peace, are not claiming divinity as an excuse for annexation of land, they are as in most of the world, the silent moderates and are shouted down by the vocal radical minorities. They need to clean up their act as much as the Muslim world needs to clean up the mess with its very dangerous radicals.

    Similar to the madness and claims by radical religious Muslims, the “God Excuse” by Jews (and sinister evangalists) to the ownership of land in the West Bank needs to be ignored if not supressed for the insane and dangerous claim that it is.

  3. Landau’s arguments are especially following a political line and not based on reality. His excuse that there is no space is the best example, that a real settlement freeze means that Jews are no longer allowed to have children and grow. He has obviously never been to Singapore and he obviously is avoiding the point that many of these settlements are being carefully targetted on hill tops in strategic locations to broaden a map. The fact that such a person was given the Infrastructure Ministry shows the reality just like in the days of Sharon, who was the leading light of the Housing Ministry. They are simply not serious and they have a game -plan.

    It is all a political game of land grap from the Israeli right whom use the ultra-orthodox religious needs to their benefit and it is going to be the key issue to why peace will not happen, as much as the rocket firing by Hamas.

    The double standards from them as well as from the far-right sympathizers (in fact apologists of the undefendable) is very clear. A dangerous radical Muslim cleric will abuse religious texts to claim that God wishes to punish the Jews – and there is outrage. A radical Rabbai or a Israeli Minister will claim that the land that millions of Palestinians have settled in is a part of God-Given Isreal and we all are supposed to shut-up.

    Simple, get rid of the radicals (on all sides) and give peace a chance.

  4. * Simple, [get rid of the radicals (on all sides) and] give peace a chance.

    That is your god’s solution, Solkhar, and is doomed to failure.

    Daniel 8:25, referring to Antichrist:
    “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”

    1 Thessalonians 5:3, referring to Antichrist’s false peace:
    “While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”

    The Biblical prophecies will be fullfilled, Solkhar, whether you and
    your false prophet believe them, or not. Islam is doomed.

  5. What excuse did Morocco use to annexe the Western Sahara, Solkhar,
    and when will it be returned to the Sahrawis?

    Will you “get rid of the radicals (on all sides) and give peace a chance”
    in the Western Sahara, Solkhar, or is it only for Israel?

  6. * Thus Israel has to be recognised and dealt with on a value of today.

    What about the Jerusalem Temple, Solkhar? It will be rebuilt, and
    Antichrist will reign from it, despite the denials of certain followers
    of the false prophet Mo that the Temple was ever built on the Temple
    Jewish revolt coins found in cave

    Archaeologists in Israel have found the largest ever cache of rare coins from the time of the last Jewish revolt against the Romans, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said.
    Most of the coins are in excellent condition and “were overstruck as rebels’ coins on top of Roman coins” with imprints showing Jewish images and words such as the facade of the Temple in Jerusalem and the slogan “for the freedom of Jerusalem,” the university said in a statement.

    Nothing your god and his false prophet & 1.x billion followers can
    do about it, Solkhar. Stick to food reviews and supporting Geelong.

  7. On a lighter note, looks like the followers of muhammed desire not only the conquest of this planet, but also Mars:

    I would be eternally grateful, as would at least 4billion others on this planet, to whichever enterprising billionaire comes up with a plan to send all 1.6 billion of the worlds islamic hordes to conquer Mars.

    Looks like this is the planet that allah intends them to conquer, not Earth, so be off with you foul smelly beast of islam!!!

    Problem solved, i’ll accept the nobel peace prize now thankyou!

  8. ” he has an agenda.”

    LOL! As if Islam didn’t have an “agenda”-

    “It is all a political game of land grap”-

    As I said before: Judea and Samaria, like Jerusalem and Hebron, are historically, biblically, morally, religiously and justly Jewish. Why do Arabs occupy these places when there are more than 30 Muslim-Arab countries beleagering Israel?

    Why are their Muslim brothers so obsessed with prolonging their suffering in such inhuman oppressive conditions (like having to live under Israels democracy) when the muslim ummah could so easily resettle them?

  9. Because of course its not about land it has never been about land I mean the Mohammedan ARAB invaders already have over 80% of what was the Mandate of Palestine and TWO States Syria and Jordan. No its not about land its just an excuse to KILL JEWS.

  10. “As I said before: Judea and Samaria, like Jerusalem and Hebron, are historically, biblically, morally, religiously and justly Jewish”

    But blogger, as if “as I said” has any value.

    The West Bank is already the residency of Arabs that were living there before the State of Israel, and that is enough.

    If Israel wants other nations to recognise it, as they should, it will not be on a religous/biblical basis but because they are there as a reality. Thus, to do so, they must also do the same, which is to recognise that Arabs were and are there.

    To simply argue that the Muslim Arab countries must abosrb them, then we can also in the same logic say that all the Jews must therefore go back to the country of their origins and be “re-abosrbed”. This is of course impossible because time changes everything, new generations with no origin except Israeli and Arabs with no other origin except the West Bank or Gaza.

    It is back to the fact that you the blog-owner has an agenda with very sinister and evil motives akin to Nazism and thus are not interested in realities. I noticed you avoided “again” the subject of debate about history and the subject of pre-Israeli Jewish terrorism altogether.

  11. “It is back to the fact that you the blog-owner has an agenda with very sinister and evil motives akin to Nazism”

    To be honest, nazi-ism has an ideological similarity with islam. In fact, it’s not secret that Hitler was an admirer of islam and allied himself with the grand mufti of Jerusalem. Could it be such a stretch of the imagination that nazi-ism was influenced by islam’s anti-jewish sentiment, and was in fact based upon that?

  12. Sloker sez:

    ” then we can also in the same logic say that all the Jews must therefore go back to the country of their origins ”

    The Arabs applied that logic already and drove all the Jews out. And now they’re doing the same to the Christians.

  13. “Jewish” – Not the Same as “Pro-Israel”
    It’s an obvious point, but it needs stating:

    Not all Jews are Zionist. Some believe in universal socialism, some support Palestinians, others hold that only God can create a Jewish state or have been disappointed since 1977 when the right first came to power in Israel. Some openly hate Israel, others pretend it does not exist, and the most crafty of them present themselves as Zionist.

    Plenty of non-Jews are Zionist. Christian Zionism began in nineteenth-century Great Britain, included many leading American personalities, culminated with Lord Balfour and Harry S Truman, and today, as I put it in 2003, “other than the Israel Defense Forces, America’s Christian Zionists may be the Jewish state’s ultimate strategic asset.”

    Continue to full text of posting…

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