Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fwd: Time To Be Sovereign Again By Varda Epstein

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Time To Be Sovereign Again By Varda Epstein January 20, 2016

There is something I want to say to my government and it is this: you
cannot blame the world for labeling products from Judea and Samaria
with the equivalent of a big yellow star, if you will not exercise
sovereignty over the territories.

How could you possibly expect Europe or America to think of Judea and
Samaria as part of Israel, if you yourself do not declare them so,
loudly and proudly? How can we blame John Kirby for calling Tekoa,
"the West Bank," as though it were in Jordan?

The Likud is supposed to stand for Greater Israel and for building
homes for our people in our nation, wherever they live. Yet, the
Israeli government, headed by a prime minister associated with the
ideals of Likud and Jabotinsky, will not implement the steps suggested
by the Edmond Levy Report, a report the Prime Minister himself,
commissioned. Instead, he accuses the EU of double standards in
discriminating "only against Israel."

But actually, the double standard is Bibi's own, for omitting to
exercise sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, which effectively tells
the world a lie: that Judea and Samaria are not part of Israel. It is
the Israeli government that persists in perpetuating this mythical
concept of Judea and Samaria as somehow separate from, and outside of
the State of Israel. It is the Israeli government that refuses to end
the state of martial law in Judea and Samaria. It is the Israeli
government that refuses to make the declaration that must be made:
Judea and Samaria are as much a part of Israel as Jerusalem and Tel

Now we do know why Bibi won't implement the findings of the Levy
Commission. We know he's afraid to poke a hornet's nest and further
isolate Israel from the international community. But Dafna Meir's
murder teaches all of us that we must put the truth above our fear. At
Dafna's funeral, her husband Natan said,

"Dafna had a large crown: the crown of truth. She was very honest, as
accurate as a razor. Not everyone liked that but everyone was able to
appreciate it, and this truth has now been thrown to the ground, it
has burst into smithereens.

"I request that everyone who came out here, pick up something from the
light that was spilled on the ground, so that truth may spring from
the earth."

Here, therefore, is my smithereen of light, the one I pick up from the
ground that covers Dafna's still cold body: Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
fear no one but God and proudly proclaim us the sole owner of the
title to all our land: the land He gave us. Show the world you are not
afraid. Show the world  might and do not hesitate to take ownership of
Judea and Samaria.

Tell the world there can be no negotiations over the gift God gave us,
the gift of the land. For we are not only the owners of the land, but
the stewards of it, too. We hold the land safely close to us and
protect it for our descendants, too. It is not ours alone, and
therefore, we cannot possibly give it away, now or ever, for any
reason at all.

The world must accept this truth, and we must not have it any other
way, but that they will accept this truth.

It is on our shoulders to say this out loud and proud. All the land is
ours. And we can only say this by declaring an end to martial law in
Judea and Samaria.

It is by showing our might, and by speaking our truth, that we will
win this war, and put an end to this situation in which mothers of
children can be murdered in their homes. This is the mantle you wear,
Prime Minister Netanyahu, the one you've assumed in order to protect
us, the people who voted you into office.  The time to apply
sovereignty is now. Because more of us are dying every day.

And the clock is ticking loudly.

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