Thursday, September 08, 2016

Yesha Autonomy in Response to MARTIN SHERMAN The perils of the one-state proposal. A Torah answer to the the daunting statistics



INTO THE FRAY: The perils of the one-state proposal Annexation of Judea-Samaria together with its Arab population, will culminate in Lebanonization of Israel and the end of the Zionist dream—as surely as the two-state paradigm it was meant to replace By MARTIN SHERMAN  The road to hell is paved with good intentions  

Dear Martin Sherman,

I think the following ideas are the solutions you seek.  

Don't be afraid of daunting statistics. Let Divrei Hayamim Chronicles 1 16:16-25 speak for itself!

15 Remember His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations.
טו זִכְרוּ לְעוֹלָם בְּרִיתוֹ דָּבָר צִוָּה לְאֶלֶף דּוֹר:
16 [The covenant] which He had made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac.
טז אֲשֶׁר כָּרַת אֶת אַבְרָהָם וּשְׁבוּעָתוֹ לְיִצְחָק:
17 And He set it up for Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant.
יז וַיַּעֲמִידֶהָ לְיַעֲקֹב לְחֹק לְיִשְׂרָאֵל בְּרִית עוֹלָם:
18 Saying: To you I shall give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance."
יח לֵאמֹר לְךָ אֶתֵּן אֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן חֶבֶל נַחֲלַתְכֶם:
19 When you were few in number, hardly dwelling in it.
יט בִּהְיוֹתְכֶם מְתֵי מִסְפָּר כִּמְעַט וְגָרִים בָּהּ:
20 And when they walked from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people.
כ וַיִּתְהַלְּכוּ מִגּוֹי אֶל גּוֹי וּמִמַּמְלָכָה אֶל עַם אַחֵר:
21 He let no man oppress them, and He reproved kings on their account; 
כא לֹא הִנִּיחַ לְאִישׁ לְעָשְׁקָם וַיּוֹכַח עֲלֵיהֶם מְלָכִים: 

If we live according to Emunah,  demographic numbers should not have any bearing as per whether to annex Judea and Samaria.  According to the Torah it is the heartland of the Land of Israel.  

How to solve the Demographic problem of the Arabs?  

Let us try the Biblical Path to Peace

Let us model our path after Joshua the first Jewish warrior and conqueror of the 7 Canaanite Nations.  

The Canaanite Nations in the time of Joshua's conquest,  were required  to accept the Sovereignty of the Nation of Israel and agree to abide to the 7 Noachide laws.  Universal Morality: The Seven Noahide Laws Non Jews who agreed to these preconditions were granted civil rights and were given resident status known as Ger Toshav.  

There are Biblical commandments pertaining to the Ger Toshav as there are for Israelites. All have obligations,  and the Ger Toshav is protected with civil rights. They are welcome and proud inhabitants of the Land of Israel.

Every non Jew who does not fit into the category of Ger Toshav should leave.  There are many Arab countries to choose from. They can choose to stay but they are not welcome as they are by their own choice hostile to  G-d and the Nation of Israel.  By their own deeds, they are not worthy of settling the Holy Land. In fact the Torah warns us to destroy them because they will be thorns in our side due to their idol worship and abominable practices.  

I would like to suggest a novel approach for a 2 State Solution.  It is modeled after the Israelite and Judean Kingdom prior to the destruction of the first Temple.

 It is not modeled after the disastrous Oslo accords as is the 2 State Solution of our generation.

Let me suggest as I have in the past,  that in Judea and Samaria we set up a prototype gov't based on Torah Shebaal Peh and Torah Shebichtav.  It will be a temporary situation of 2 Jewish governments with the long term national goal to merge into 1 .  They will be sister states and each will help each other defend the Sovereignty of the Nation of Israel.  The Judea and Samaria Authority will be an autonomous government with it's own defense and military.  This solution is far better than the existing one under COGAT.  See .   COGAT is the acronym for Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories,   a body responsible for implementation of government policy in Judea and Samaria and civil matters in accordance with the guidelines set by the government of Israel and in coordination with ministries, the IDF and the security forces. 

COGAT is strongly influenced by NGO's like NIF's foreign influence over Judea and Samaria and often has a bias against Jewish Settlement. 

Please take a few minute to review this alternative to the 2 State Solution:

Ending the "Occupation". The case for a Sovereign, Independent Judean Autonomy.

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