Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Naftali Bennett's "Zionistic U-Turn"

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JPost.com: Bennett: Jews living in Palestinian state is "U-turn for Zionism"
Herb Keinon, January 28, 2014

Bayit Yehudi leader says Jews would be killed in Palestinian state, Israel must preserve sovereignty.

Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett addressed a security conference in Tel Aviv hosted by the Institute for Nation Security Studies (INSS) on Tuesday.

Bennett, during his speech, stressed his disappointment in the peace process and said that Israel must not give back land to the Palestinians.

"People said that giving back land would bring security, but in the year 2000, terrorism was rampant in the streets of Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem," he said.

Jews cannot live under Palestinian sovereignty for the simple reason that if they do they will be killed, he said.

Not only did Bennett not back down from criticisms he sounded Monday against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's suggestion that the settlements may remain under Palestinian sovereignty in a future agreement, but he ratcheted up his criticism.

"It will not happen, and cannot happen," Bennett said of the idea. "You know why Jews can't live under Palestinian sovereignty? Why? Because they will kill them. How do I know, because it happened."

Bennett said it happened in 1929 in Hebron, when the ancient Jewish community there was butchered by their Arab neighbors, and it happened again in 2000 when two reservists made a wrong turn and were lynched after being taken to the Palestinian Authority police station in Ramallah.

Everyone knows, he said, that if an Arab wanders into to Herzliya he will leave safely, but that if a Jew gets lost and ends up in Jenin he will be killed.

"We all came here to the land of Israel in the name of Zionism," he declared. "The essence of Zionism is sovereignty. If there is no sovereignty there is no Zionism."

He said that placing Jews under foreign rule would be a Zionistic U-turn.

"We tried it in Europe, and it did not really work," he said, just an hour after getting back from what he said was his first trip to Poland and Auschwitz as part of a Knesset delegation.

"We were always proud that only a Jewish army will defend the Jews. What has happen too us. What is the significance of even raising this idea. What does it say about us."

Bennett said that from security and practical reasons, and first and foremost because of values of Zionism, "I suggest and demand that this idea be removed from the agenda."

Bennett called on the international community not to use Israel as an experimental lab. "People live here with dreams, families, and very difficult experience. What is the price we pay when you play with our fate. The Israeli public won't let that happen any more."

Regarding his alternative, Bennett suggested his pre-election plan to restrict the points of friction and declare Israeli sovereignty over the "Israeli parts of Judea and Samaria, where 400,000 Israelis, and only 70,000 Palestinians live." He said those Palestinians will be offered full Israeli citizenship.

In the rest of the territory he said the Palestinians would enjoy full autonomy, hold their own elections, pay and collect their own taxes, build for themselves, and create transportation continuity so there will be free movement in Judea and Samaria.

"Is this perfect? He asked. "No it is not perfect, But is it much better than the fantasy of putting in the heart of our land an enemy state? Yes." He called on everyone to "grow up" and discard the illusion that every problem has a perfect solution.

Palestinian Future Vision for Israel: Death
(May God Forbid!)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Minister Bennett definitely makes some excellent points, points which I would have hoped would be obvious to any and every Jew every where, certainly those in the current Israeli government...

"Israel must preserve sovereignty."

"Israel must not give back land to the Palestinians."

"We all came here to the land of Israel in the name of Zionism."

 "The essence of Zionism is sovereignty. If there is no sovereignty there is no Zionism."

But, then he says that...
"...placing Jews under foreign rule would be a Zionistic U-turn." 

What is a "Zionistic U-Turn?" It seems to me that Bennett, himself, makes a "Zionistic U-Turn..."
"He said those [70,000] Palestinians will be offered full Israeli citizenship."
"In the rest of the territory he said the Palestinians would enjoy full autonomy, hold their own elections, pay and collect their own taxes, build for themselves, and create transportation continuity so there will be free movement in Judea and Samaria."

The "Bennett Plan" vs. The "Arafat Plan"
Is there really that much of a difference?
This has always been the fundamental error of the National Religious Party, the Techiyah Party, and now, the Jewish Home Party. They have all been wishy-washy when it comes to sovereignty, all the while pretending that they are not.


במדבר לג
נב  וְהוֹרַשְׁתֶּם אֶת-כָּל-יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ, מִפְּנֵיכֶם, וְאִבַּדְתֶּם, אֵת כָּל-מַשְׂכִּיֹּתָם; וְאֵת כָּל-צַלְמֵי מַסֵּכֹתָם תְּאַבֵּדוּ, וְאֵת כָּל-בָּמוֹתָם תַּשְׁמִידוּ. נג וְהוֹרַשְׁתֶּם אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, וִישַׁבְתֶּם-בָּהּ: כִּי לָכֶם נָתַתִּי אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, לָרֶשֶׁת אֹתָהּ. נד וְהִתְנַחַלְתֶּם אֶת-הָאָרֶץ בְּגוֹרָל לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתֵיכֶם, לָרַב תַּרְבּוּ אֶת-נַחֲלָתוֹ וְלַמְעַט תַּמְעִיט אֶת-נַחֲלָתוֹ--אֶל אֲשֶׁר-יֵצֵא לוֹ שָׁמָּה הַגּוֹרָל, לוֹ יִהְיֶה: לְמַטּוֹת אֲבֹתֵיכֶם, תִּתְנֶחָלוּ. נה וְאִם-לֹא תוֹרִישׁוּ אֶת-יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ, מִפְּנֵיכֶם--וְהָיָה אֲשֶׁר תּוֹתִירוּ מֵהֶם, לְשִׂכִּים בְּעֵינֵיכֶם וְלִצְנִינִם בְּצִדֵּיכֶם; וְצָרְרוּ אֶתְכֶם--עַל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם יֹשְׁבִים בָּהּ. נו וְהָיָה, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּמִּיתִי לַעֲשׂוֹת לָהֶם--אֶעֱשֶׂה לָכֶם.

Numbers 33
52 then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places. 53 And ye shall drive out the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein; for unto you have I given the land to possess it. 54 And ye shall inherit the land by lot according to your families--to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer thou shalt give the less inheritance; wheresoever the lot falleth to any man, that shall be his; according to the tribes of your fathers shall ye inherit. 55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then shall those that ye let remain of them be as thorns in your eyes, and as pricks in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land wherein ye dwell. 56 And it shall come to pass, that as I thought to do unto them, so will I do unto you.

This Western/assimilationist resistance against fulfilling the misswah (Torah commandment) of possessing the Land, or conquering it, entirely and property is holding us back. Worse yet, the winning of land, such as in 1967, 1973, and 2006, and then giving it away is nothing less than a complete failure to accept the precious gifts which The Almighty has placed in our hands.

The relinquishing of Har HaBayith (the Temple Mount) in 1967 was probably the best example of our ingratitude.

And, it does not matter if man-made maps say that we have sovereignty over the Land, when we really don't. I do not believe you will be able to fool the masses with that one anymore.

Previously, I asked that the Real Naftali Bennett Please Stand Up.

"Eretz Yisrael is ours."
OR

"We will annex only part of Judea and Samaria, and grant Arabs autonomy in the rest."

I am afraid that is no longer necessary.

We already know which one he is.

Bennett concluded his conference speech with calling...

"...on everyone to "grow up" and discard the illusion that every problem has a perfect solution."

That maybe so. But, I guarantee that The Almighty's solution comes pretty close, and is only hindered by the imperfect humans who attempt to implement it.

But, you will never know, until you try. Even though we are not to be rely upon the potential of miraculous intervention, The Holy One, Blessed Be He, might just surprise you.

1 comment:

Eitan Divinsky said...

Dunno bout that one. I voted for Ha'bayit Ha'yehudi and if elections were today, would do it again, but I don't support Bennett on everything. Still, assuming that G-d will intervene for us without us doing anything about it ourselves doesn't make any sense.

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