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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Annex! Don't Throw Out The Baby With The Bath Water

There's an interesting article about an alternative policy for peace in the Land of Israel.  It's rather simple, what we've been expecting, praying for etc since June, 1967.  The State of Israel must annex all the Land liberated in the Six Days War. 

My personal version of it includes that Arabs who are willing (sign papers) to obey the laws (including Israeli school curriculum) and do some sort of national service can get citizenship.  Those who refuse can't.

The vast majority of the Arabs here are descended from those who were attracted to this then barren land only after the beginning of the Zionist Movement's return of the Jewish People to here.  So, to tell you the truth, they are no more veteran than we Jews are.  The big difference s are that:
  1. They never asked for permission from any foreign body.
  2. They have no nationalist history here.  The only nation, independent country here over the centuries was Jewish.
  3. Judaism predates both Christianity and Islam.
Many Jews and Israelis who disagree with me say that they don't want to rule over others, and they don't think it's good for Israel to have so many Arabs.  Some even say both.  They are wrong, because the borders of the state won't protect them from the Arabs on the other side.  Giving away our Land, because it has too many Arabs is just like throwing out the baby with the bath water.  The "baby," our Land must be kept and protected.


Lady-Light said...

Hear, hear! I have stated this, annexing all the land captured in the 6-Day War, from the beginning of my blogging days, as well as requiring the Arabs who want to stay to study Jewish history, learn Hebrew, and sign a loyalty oath to the JEWISH state of Israel.

We are of the same mind, you and I. I will attempt to link your post in my blog. I say "attempt," becase I am typing this with my right hand and only one finger of my left.
Had my Carpal Tunnel Release operation this morning and am bandaged up the gills, still numb, and nauteous (don't know what that's from. Probably the Vicodin.).
Hope you're well.

Batya said...

Refuah shleimah!!
Loyalty oath, thanks I left it out or didn't make it clear. That's exactly it. All self-respecting countries demand it from all new citizens and we should, too.

yitz said...

I basically agree with you, Batya, but would modify this:
Those who refuse can't.

I would say, anyone refusing a loyalty commitment [oath] should be shown or "escorted" his way to the border, never to come back!

You never answered my question on the other post - what's happening in Shiloh? Is everyone OK?

Batya said...

Yitz, I agree, but I wimped out of writing it.
B"H, bli eyin haraa.