My response to Eli E. Hertz's piece follows the snippet. Eli E. Hertz is the president of Myths and Facts.
No Occupied Territories
Eli E. Hertz, 25 Marheshwan 5771/November 2, 2010
A UN coalition sought to rewrite history by labeling the Territories 'Occupied Territories,' thus endowing them with an aura of bogus statehood and a false history. See the rest of the story below.
A UN coalition sought to rewrite history by labeling the Territories 'Occupied Territories,' thus endowing them with an aura of bogus statehood and a false history. They used capital letters for 'Occupied Territories' and then shifted to 'Palestinian Occupied
No legal binding authority has empowered any UN organ, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ), to decide that the territories of the West Bank, known as Judea and Samaria, and Gaza could be transformed into 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' or 'Palestine.' (Read more...)
Although you are quite correct to criticize the United Nations, point out the historical use of the word "Palestine," and to point the various distortions of Middle East history being sold as truth, I certainly hope that you did not mean to imply that there aren't any occupied territories in Yehduah & Shomron (Judea & Samaria).
There most certainly are.
Most of the Jewish lands of Yehudah & Shomron are currently under Arab occupation.
Arabs in control of Shchem, which they call Nablus, a bastardization of the Roman "Napolis." There are in control of most all of Hevron, Jericho, Beth Lehem, and Azza, to name a few.
If anyone doubts the gift of the Land of Israel to the People of Israel by the Holy One, Blessed Be He, and our need to fight for this gift, then here is a little background information for your readers, regarding the "territories" in question.
In other words, there is no question; they're ours....
"אמר ר' יודן שלשה מקומות אין אומות העולם יכולין להונות את ישראל לומר גזולין הן בידכם, ואלו הם: מערת המכפלה, ובית המקדש, וקבורתו של יוסף. מערת המכפלה דכתיב: "וישמע אברהם אל עפרון וישקל אברהם לעפרון..." (בראשית כ"ג: טז). בית המקדש דכתיב: " ויתן דוד לארנן במקום שקלי זהב משקל שש מאות" (דברי הימים א' כ"א: כה). וקבורתו של יוסף – דכתיב: "ויקן את חלקת השדה" (בראשית ל"ג: יט).(בראשית רבה עט: ז).
Rabbi Yudan says there are three places the nations of the world cannot defraud Israel, saying they are robbers, and these are the Cave of the Patriarchs, the Holy Temple [Mount], and Joseph's Tomb.
About the Cave of the Patriarchs it is written, "And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant." (Gen. 23:16)
About the Holy Temple it is written, "So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight." (I Chronicles 21:25)
About Joseph's Tomb it is written, "And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money." (Gen. 33:19)
--Bereishith Rabba 21:25