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Arutz 7: Bennett: No to Security Arrangements from US
Economics Minister responds to reports of Abbas rejecting US proposal own rejection, citing historical evidence that US involvement fails.
Tova Dvorin, December 13, 2013
Economics Minister Naftali Bennett released a statement on his Facebook page Friday, discussing the talks which have resumed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Bennett cites history once more in his statement, and explains the extent of the US's involvement in a possible peace deal.
"Recently we’ve been hearing a new tune: an international guarantee will 'safeguard Israel's security'," Bennett stated. "We are told that they found the answer to all of our security problems. We can evacuate Samaria, Judea and the Jordan Valley (they won’t dare speak about the Golan Heights). We can place cameras, lasers, helicopters, and especially - rely on international forces and the security guarantee of our friends."
The statement follows news that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas rejected the US's proposal for security arrangements in the critical Jordan Valley region, which would provide a buffer zone between the two countries in the event of a two-state solution. Abbas originally made statements to that effect in a radio interview; PA officials confirmed the news to Kerry and to AFP Friday.
While AFP reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry was set to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at 6:30 am in Jerusalem for follow-up talks, no information has yet been released about that meeting - which may have been cancelled, delayed, or postponed in light of the massive snowstorm sweeping across Israel.
Bennett notes that similar security arrangements in Lebanon, Iran and Syria have actually worked against their aims.
"In 2006, at the end of the Second Lebanon War, the Security Council passed Resolution 1701, which prohibits the entry of all weapons into southern Lebanon. Result: Hezbollah has since smuggled in over 100,000 missiles into southern Lebanon."
"In 2006, the Security Council passed Resolution 1696 that determined that Iran must stop all enrichment and may not build any additional centrifuges," he continued. "Result: Since then, Iran has increased the amount of its centrifuges from only 164 to 18,500."
"Over a year ago, the President of the United States determined if Syria will use chemical weapons against its people that this would be crossing a red line which would lead to military action. Result: Syria has killed hundreds of residents with chemical weapons (no one is disputing that), and military action did not happen."
"This has happened dozens of times around the world. Guarantees are words, they are not actions," he concluded. "We will continue to defend ourselves, by ourselves. It has worked not badly at all for the last 65 years."
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
True. U. S. involvement has never worked for us. Actually, total dependence on human powers have never worked for us.
True. The world needed reminding that that Hezbollan, Iran and Syria have, in their own language "violated their agreements." But, since when has the international community either believed us 100 percent, or ever lifted a finger to do anything about such violations, save for a slap on the wrist?
True. Guarantees are words, and not actions. But, once again, why the dependence on human powers?
Historical snowstorm in Israel as coincidence? And on the very days commemorating the Nebuhatnetzar's siege on Jerusalem? I think not.
It maybe by mere chance that a ship goes down with all her contents,...or a roof goes down on all those within; but it is not due to chance, according to our view, that in the one instance the men went into the ship, or remained in the house in the other instance: it is due to the will of God, and is in accordance with the justice of His judgments, the method of which our mind is incapable of understanding.
Ramba"m, The Guide to the Perplexed, 111:17
Jewish Home Party Chief and Cabinet Minister
The only claim the Jewish People has to the Land of Israel is that The Almighty has granted it to us. He took it away from us,...twice. He gave some of it back to us in 1948/תש"ח, and more of it in 1967/תשכ"ז, not mention some extra in 1973/תשל"ד, and the northern parts of Asher and Naftali's territories in 2006/תשס"ו.
Again and again, we gave much of this land away. Now, Bennett appears to be on the side of giving away even more.
How many more times will The Almighty tolerate our dependence on the Arabs to save us from ourselves by refusing the various "brokered deals."
Since Naftali Bennett is the head of the Jewish Home Party (formerly the National "Religious" Party), it behooves him to mention The Almighty and His Torah,...at least once in a while, if not hold by them.
The borders of Eretz Yisra'el have already been established.
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So, why doesn't Naftali Bennett stand up and say so already?