Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Israel's only two options"

The latest from Caroline Glick is very timely:

Israel's only two options

Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas is in Europe this week seeking to convince the Spanish and Norwegian governments to support the Palestinian bid to sidestep negotiations with Israel and have the UN General Assembly recognize Palestinian sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem in addition to Gaza.

Fatah's UN gambit, along with its unity deal with Hamas, makes clear that the time has come for Israel to finally face the facts: There are only two realistic options for dealing with Judea and Samaria.

Either the Palestinians will take control of Judea and Samaria, or Israel will annex them.

And with these two options in play, she proceeds to state what should be (but unfortunately isn't, to most of the world) obvious:

If the Palestinians take control, they will establish a terror state in the areas, which - like their terror state in Gaza - will use its territory as a starting point for continued war against Israel.

It isn't only Israel's experience with post-withdrawal Gaza and South Lebanon that make it clear that a post-withdrawal Palestinian-controlled Judea and Samaria will become a terror state. The Palestinians themselves make no bones about this.

Too bad the so-called 'international community' (aka "the nations") don't seem to understand this.

As bad as Israel's experience with post-withdrawal Gaza and South Lebanon has been, Israel's prospects with a post-withdrawal Judea and Samaria will be far worse. It isn't simply that withdrawal will invite aggression from Judea and Samaria. It will invite foreign Arab armies to invade the rump Jewish state.

This also seems obvious - simply because it has happened before.

Unlike the post-withdrawal situation with Gaza and South Lebanon, without Judea and Samaria, Israel would not have the territorial depth and topographical advantage to defend itself from invasion from the east.

Israel's destruction would be all but preordained.

Now we get to Option #2:

The second option is for Israel to annex Judea and Samaria, complete with its hostile Arab population.

...annexing Judea and Samaria holds unmistakable advantages for Israel. For instance, Israel would regain complete military control over the areas. Israel ceded much of this control to the PLO in 1996.

The Palestinian armies Israel agreed to allow the PLO to field have played a central role in the Palestinian terror machine. They have also played a key role in indoctrinating Palestinian society to seek and work toward Israel's destruction. By bringing about the disbanding of these terror forces, Israel would go a long way toward securing its citizens from attack.

No, annexation won't be easy. But then again, the alternative is national suicide.

There is much more to this article and it is well worth reading. Some of her conclusions include the following:

Since everyone except Israel and the US always accepted the establishment of a Palestinian state, and no one except Israel and the US always accepted the existence of the Jewish state, by making its own legitimacy dependent on Palestinian statehood, Israel started the clock running on its own demonization.

The longer Israel allows its very right to exist to be contingent on the establishment of another terror state committed to its destruction, the less the nations of the world will feel obliged to accept its right to exist.

Indeed. But God is placing Israel in the exact position that He desires - a position in which the entire world has turned against this tiny country - and they will have only God to turn to for deliverance from the surrounding enemies who are sworn to destroy and eliminate the Nation of Israel.

That fact can never be forgotten as we watch a united world gathering against Israel.

The good news is - God will deliver them from this apparent destruction and He will do so in a very big way. Just read Ezekiel 38-39 for the details.


Tasarwen said...

Here is a good article, also. It runs along the same lines, Scott and I thought you might enjoy it.


Scott said...

Thanks for that--- I always forget to go to Jack K's site and its a good one. I like him a lot and his commentaries are usually excellent