In March, 2005, Yuli Edelstein, then a deputy government minister and now the speaker of the Knesset, appeared at the Alon Shvut community center in Gush Etzion in which he reported to a stunned audience that the February 20, 2005 retreat decision of the Israeli government did not only apply to Katif and to four small Jewish communities in Samaria. Edelstein warned that the February 20, 2005 Israeli government decision was to redraw the areas of Jewish residency in the almost all areas that Israel acquired in the 1967 war. The new map, approved by the Israeli government, he said, was immediately posted on the web site of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and is posted there to this day for all American government officials to peruse. That Israeli government approved retreat map means that an additional 63 Jewish communities can be expelled and dismantled in their entirety by an Israeli government decision that has already been made. Without any further government decision, the Israeli government is authorized to order the IDF to implement the next stages of the February 20, 2005 Israel government retreat decision Prominent members of that Israeli government included Benyamin Netanyahu, now the prime minister of Israel, Tzippi Livni, then and now the Justice Minister of Israel, and Shimon Peres, now the president of Israel.Here's the map, which I have posted "extra-large" so it can be read more easily.
Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/behind-the-news-in-israel-david-bedein/israels-secret-retreat-map/2013/11/07/
I remember reading and hearing of additional "Disengagements," serious Israeli withdrawals and Jewish community destruction around the time of the Gush Katif-Northern Shomron Disengagement. Israeli politicians, feverish in the heat of the power they felt in destroying Jewish communities were unabashedly voicing their megalomania. It was frightening to see that all intelligence and logic had left them, even those who had begun their political careers as pro-Jewish life in all of the Land of Israel. It was like they were hyper from drugs.
Power can make people crazy and lose the ability to judge, set limits, know right from wrong. In Matan I've been studying The Divided Kingdom and the Story of Elijah-Dr. Yael Ziegler which begins with the end of King Solomon's reign. We've been learning how his ignoring the limits G-d had ordered for kings, in terms of wives, horses etc., caused the kingdom to be divided. We suffer this disunity until today.
I remember a few years ago learning from Rabbi Dov Berkovits that soon after King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem he gave cities to a foreign leader. That plus the marriage and allegiance to all of his foreign wives eventually split the nation. So, unfortunately, nothing's new. Human nature doesn't deal well with power.
G-d willing, our politicians will gain some real wisdom and we'll stop this dangerous "peace" farce and do what's best for the future of the Jewish People and State of Israel.