living in the "disputed territories" want the right of
"self-determination" and their own statehood. But they also want
to have freedom to be able to send their various terrorists
utilizing many names, including but not limited to, Al Aqsa
Martyrs Brigade, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, et.al., to travel into
what is what is proclaimed as Israelīs borders. The Arabs canīt
have it both ways. These two people prove that there needs to be
separation between them and that they canīt live together in
peace. There is one solution to the problem. A good fence. Good
fences make good neighbors.
has the right to defend its borders and exist in peace and
security. This is a fundamental right. Why should Israel be any
different and excluded from a fundamental right? Why is Israel
held to a higher standard than any other nation? US Secretary of
State Colin Powell says he is concerned that the security fence
Israel is building could impede peacemaking with the Arab
"A nation is
within its rights to put up a fence if it sees the need for
one," Powell said in a broadcast to Arab countries. However, he
said, "In the case of the Israeli fence, we are concerned when
the fence crosses over onto the land of others." One small
problem Mr. Powell. This is not the land of others. The land
which are erroneously called "occupied territories" are in
actuality and reality "disputed territories" which Israel has
been willing to negotiate in a "Land for Peace" deal.
One can only
clearly recall that in recent times these "disputed territories"
were offered to Arafat but he turned his back and walked away
from them in a historic unprecedented offer that would have
given away the ancient biblical Jewish Holy Land to Arabs living
within its borders. A deal that would have given up 100% of
Gaza, 97% of Judea & Samaria, and East Jerusalem.
turned his back and walked away from PEACE and statehood. Here
is a historical lesson regarding the statehood of Palestine for
the U.S. State Department just in case they have forgotten or
are unaware of the facts. One will note for the record that the
Palestine Mandate promised the Jews a state and the Arabs a
state. The Jewish portion of the land was reduced more than
state became Israel. The Arab state became Trans-Jordan; which
later became known as Jordan. The Arabs rejected the idea of
Israelīs statehood and launched a full scale war against it with
the intention of its annihilation and pushing its Jewish
inhabitants into the sea. It did not achieve its goal
lost portions of its land in its struggle for survival. This
included its territories of Gaza as well as Judea & Samaria.
Israelīs territories became the "occupied territories" of Egypt
and Jordan for nineteen years from 1948-1967. Israel regained
its lost territories when its Arab neighbors launched yet
another full scale war against it with the intent of
annihilation once again. According to legal principles, when a
nation is an aggressor and attacks another nation in war it
loses any claim to any land lost; especially when the land was
not legally and rightfully belonging to it in the first place.
although the īdisputed territories" rightfully belong to Israel
they are willing to concede this land for PEACE!!! But Arafat
and the rest of the terrorists do not want ONLY these "disputed
territoriesī but the whole piece of pie. Do not believe me or
take my word. Read the charters of any of Arafatīs terrorist
subsidiaries. The Fatah, PA/PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad
et.al. Letīs look at their emblems, maps, and school textbooks.
Letīs listen to their state-controlled media and political
propaganda machine!!! Letīs listen carefully and closely!!!
disapproval of Israeli security construction in Judea & Samaria
falsely called ("West Bank") and his description of the
territory as belonging to others could signal a bias and
toughening stance by the Bush administration as it tries to push
both sides toward following a Bush-sponsored "Road Map" to
settlement of decades of enmity.
Administration officials have threatened Israel with a
substantial reduction in loan guarantees to Israel as a penalty
for constructing the fence. A fence that would eventually
separate the two into separate states and give both sides what
they will eventually get anyway. The Jewish state will get peace
and security. The Arabs will get a second Palestinian homeland.
authorized more than a decade ago cuts in US aid to Israel by
the amount Israel spent on settling Jews on the Gaza and Judea &
Samaria (now erroneously known as the "West Bank"). The
dollar-for-dollar formula now might be applied to the $9 billion
in loan guarantees over three years and $1 billion in military
aid approved last spring to help compensate Israel for the
economic impact of the war with Iraq.
question under consideration is whether building the
370-mile-long fence or barrier is related to settlements, said
an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Israelis
have said the construction will cost about $2 million a mile.
The potential punishment of Israel stirred a protest among
members of Congress. Sen. Joe Lieberman said "the
administrationīs threat to cut aid to Israel unless it stops
construction of a security fence is a heavy-handed tactic." That
may be the understatement of the year.
"It has no
place in relations between allies," the presidential aspirant
said in a statement. "The Israeli people have the right to
defend themselves from terrorism, and a security fence may be
necessary to achieve this," he said. Sen. Charles E. Schumer
urged President George W. Bush in a letter not to delay
distribution of the loan guarantees, which were approved by
"By building a
security fence in the West Bank, the Israeli government is
pushing a reasonable defensive policy that respects the terms of
the cease-fire currently in force and does no violence to the
Palestinian people," Schumer said. The senator said he worried
"that a shift in emphasis by the White House on implementing
provisions of the Road Map leaves Israel terribly vulnerable to
Powell, in a
radio interview, said the administration was talking to Israel
about the security fence. "The fence has walls as part of the
fence," he said, "and we hope we can find a way of discussing
this problem so that the fence does not become a hindrance
toward progress on the Road Map." We owe the flawed design of
the "Road Map" to the U.S. State Department. Those who have
their own agenda regarding Israel historically.
The U.S. State
Department needs to clearly think and understand the facts
better before it acts or speak. A good fence may very well end
the current conflict and crisis. This good fence can include the
Arabs but should start with the misguided U.S. State Department
and their ill-conceived "Road Map" to peace!!! Why arenīt the
terrorists being penalized for their atrocities and "war crimes"
against civilization and humanity?
"settlements" being dismantled and not the terrorist
organizations infrastructure? Where exactly does the world truly
stand in the "War on Terrorism"? When will the world deal fairly
and squarely with the State of Israel? How can anyone justify
and rationalize the "Road Map" arrangement that penalizes the
peacemakers and rewards the perpetrators of hatred, incitement,
terror, and violence? Does this make any sense to you?