The United Nations says Israel must withdraw all of its citizens from the regions of Judea and Samaria.
The recommendation came in a report issued Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council, which has a history of passing numerous biased resolutions condemning Israel for various alleged ‘crimes’ each year.One of the biggest mistakes that we have made is buying into the notion that a Jewish presence in Judea could somehow prevent dictator Abbas from drawing a line on a map.
"Israel must, in compliance with Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions," the report said in part. "It must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories."
Israel’s Foreign Ministry responded in a fiery statement immediately to the report, which claimed that Jewish settlement activity only “hampers peace efforts.”
That was a gross misjudgment and the Jewish people are going to pay for it. The original idea, of course, derives from Koranically-inspired race hatred toward Jews, so that the Palestinian-Arabs refuse to live in a "Palestinian" state if it has Jews in it.
Our big mistake was in legitimizing the very notion. Most American administrations have, thus, been opposed to Jews building housing for themselves in Judea and Samaria since the 6 Day War. Unlike the current administration, however, they never turned the Jewish presence on historically Jewish land into an issue that would prevent negotiations, as Obama did right from the get-go.
We've been over this ground one hundred times. When Obama called for "total settlement freeze" dictator Abbas could require nothing less if he wished to survive politically. The "Palestinian" dictator cannot afford to be seen as softer on the Jews than the American president, so Abbas then required "total settlement freeze" as the price the Jews would pay for the honor of speaking with him.
In any case, now the UN is using the Jewish presence on historically Jewish land as a reason to call for the ethnic-cleansing of the Jews from that land. Israel is showing some backbone on the matter, much to my shock, and that will mean that the EU and the UN and the Arab League, with Obama leading from behind, will be in an enhanced position to employ boycotts or divestments or sanctions upon the Jewish minority in that part of the world.
In a sense, we have only ourselves to blame because we were foolish enough to believe, all evidence to the contrary, that the local Arabs actually did want a country for themselves in peace next to the Jewish one. This is what I call the Oslo Delusion. It is the false belief that if Israel would only make the proper concessions to the "Palestinians" then they would leave the Jews in the Middle East in peace with a country of their own right next door.
Now what we are seeing is the usage of this notion of "peace process" to pressure Israel to fork over whatever the "Palestinians" demand in return for additional rocket fire.
Who could possibly resist such a fabulous deal?