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The Arab-Israeli dispute is over “one inch”

The Arab-Israeli dispute is over “one inch”

The problem is not the 1967 borders, never was, never will be.  The problem is that the Palestinians do not want to give up “one inch.”

A return to the 1967 borders merely would get the Palestinians closer to that last inch.

Via Times of Israel, New group unites young Palestinians against Israel (emphasis mine):

Anew group of young Palestinians from divergent political streams has formed in the West Bank with the stated goal of bringing about a third intifada.

The impetus for the group developed against the background of the recent flare-ups between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces, which have become commonplace throughout the West Bank since a UN General Assembly decision in November that granted non-member observer state status to “Palestine.”

Youngsters who identify themselves with the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organizations have joined forced with supporters of Fatah, according to a video uploaded to the Internet Friday, in order to fight against Israel.

“This is the beginning of the third Palestinian intifada, which erupts from the heart of Hebron and spreads to all of Palestine,” they said….

Also in the clip, representatives say they agreed with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid for upgraded status at the UN, but they vow not to give up “one inch of Palestine, from the sea to the river.”


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“A new group of young Palestinians from divergent political streams …”

Divergent in the way Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton represent divergent streams of some sort or another?

Streams, creeks, brooks, rivulets … their only mission is to join the river which rushes into the sea. There’s a whole lot more convergence goin’ on than divergence, when that river’s mission is to sweep the Jews out into the sea.

They will never stop trying to destroy Israel. The Israelis and everybody else need to recognize this and plan accordingly.

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Every time they transgress – they should lose land, especially around Jerusalem. Cause and effect lessons

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Frank G. | December 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Right on.

    Let the malevolents be a warned and put on notice that the offending parties (Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Sinai) will surrender:
    One square mile per missile.
    Two square miles lost for bus bombs.
    Three square miles for such atrocities as the Fogel family murders.

    Then take the land in good conscience as a payment for violence and aggression and NEVER give it back.


    Juba Doobai! in reply to Frank G. | December 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Hey! That’s my plan!!!

    I’d finish by looking inside Israel. For every transgression, people in a one square mile area in any part of Israel need to be ejected to Jordan. No reparations. Let them collect the money from the Arab lands that expelled Jews. For every child terrified or traumatized, 5 square miles accompanied by expulsion and razing. For every child killed, 10,000 expelled to Jordan and all their assets seized

If you give an arab an inch, he/she will want a hectacre.

Arab nationalism is a relatively recent phenomenon. It emerged at least a half century after the beginning of Zionism. Early Zionists included Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalischer who appealed to Amschel Mayer Rothschild to buy land in Palestine in 1836, decades before the Arabs of the Middle East had any sense of nationhood. Jews had been returning to Palestine all through the centuries, before the advent of Zionism.
The first agricultural school in Palestine, Mikveh Israel, was founded in 1870. By the end of the nineteenth century, the Zionist reconstruction of the Jewish homeland was known around the world. It was recognized by the British Crown in the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which called for the creation of a Jewish National Home in Palestine; it was endorsed in 1920 by the League of Nations, the precursor of the UN; and it was incorporated into the mandate that was given to the British to rule Palestine.
In the Hussein-McMahon Correspondence of 1915-1916—the Arab equivalent of the Balfour Declaration—the Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, conspicuously omitted any mentioning of Palestine. Early Arab leaders did not have a negative view of Zionism, and some met with the Zionist leadership. The Sharif referred to the Zionists as Palestine’s “original sons.”
Anti-Zionism is racism. While every nation on earth—Mexican, Zimbabwean, Greek—has a right to its homeland, anti-Zionism uniquely revokes this right from Jews, purporting to do so for a variety of reasons, even though the Jewish connection to Zion is one of the oldest and strongest in existence.
There never existed a country called ‘Palestine.’ ‘Palestine’ was a name given to Judaea in the second century by the Romans, as part of their efforts to suppress the repeated Jewish revolts and sever the Jewish people’s bond with its homeland.
The Jews never relinquished their land. As Evangelist William Eugene Blackstone put it in 1891, ‘The Jews never gave up their title to Palestine… They never abandoned the land. They made no treaty, they did not even surrender. They simply succumbed, after the most desperate conflict, to the overwhelming power of the Romans.’
Despite massacres and expulsions by the Romans and by subsequent conquerors, and against enormous adversities, exiled Jews kept returning—before and after the Arab invasion—while some native Jews persisted in occupying their homeland. Jews have been living in Judaea/ Palestine/Israel continuously for more than 3,300 years.
Throughout the years of Diaspora, Jews around the world have mentioned Jerusalem in every prayer, after every meal, in every holiday, and in every family event.
Like the Jewish immigration, most Palestinian immigration occurred in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As Winston Churchill said in 1939, “Far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied.”
Jerusalem has never been the capital of any country or nation other than Judaea and Israel.
Jerusalem is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims only because it has been the historic capital of the Jewish people. Had the Jewish homeland been Tajikistan, then Dushanbe would have been the common holy city of monotheism.
The Arabs, who were split into artificial states by the colonial powers, possess millions of square miles from the Persian Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean, with enormous natural resources. The Jews have but one small country the size of New Jersey.
After Israel ended the nineteen-year Jordanian occupation of the West Bank and the Egyptian occupation of Gaza, the Palestinians were free to open schools and universities, and gained many other civil and personal liberties which they had not had under those regimes.
If the goal of the Palestinians had been the creation of a state in the West Bank and Gaza, and not the destruction of Israel, why did they never mention it during the Jordanian and Egyptian occupations of those areas? The PLO was created three years before 1967.
In contrast to the calumny that the settlements are “illegal,” Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention—the basis for this aspersion—unequivocally refers to “forced transfers” and “deportations.” Since none of the governments of Israel ever transferred or deported any of their citizens to the West Bank, there is nothing illegal about the settlements. Jews have voluntarily returned to properties they had been forced out of in 1948, like the Etzion Block, and built others.
Before the Jordanian occupation, the West Bank, like the rest of historic Palestine, was occupied by a series of empires, and before them by Judaea. This land never belonged to any sovereign country other than Judaea and Israel. Jordan formally ceded all claims to the West Bank on July 31, 1988.
After 1967, Israel built much of the infrastructure of the Palestinians.
Today Israel delivers 15,000 tons of aid into Gaza every week. None of it includes materiel that could be used for bomb making or bunker building, and Israel insists on inspecting all ships for rockets and weaponry. This led anti-Israel activists to launch their ‘Free Gaza’ campaign, describing the Israeli security measures as a ‘siege.’
In Gilo, where Palestinian terrorists stopped attacking Israelis, the security barrier has already been removed.
–Quoted from Jonathan Bloomfield’s award-winning book, “Palestine.”