Netanyahu is basing his idea on the Belgian municipality of Baarle-Hertog, which has some territory made up of exclaves in the Dutch province of North Brabant. The total area of the region is 7.48 square kilometers (2.89 square miles) which gives a population density of 308 inhabitants per km² (798 inhabitants/sq mi).Duhh?!? Does he really think that the Arabs here are as amenable and civilized as the Dutch? Neither the Dutch nor Belgian people are out to destroy the other. That's how they can live in harmony. It just won't work. Even today, when Israel is supposedly the only military allowed between the Mediterranean and the Jordan, Israelis are warned by the authorities not to enter areas supervised by the P.A. Palestinian Authority. So how do they expect that same P.A. to guarantee safety for Jewish-Israeli enclaves?
Baarle-Hertog consists of 24 separate parcels of land. There are twenty Belgian exclaves in the Netherlands and three other sections on the Dutch-Belgian border. There are also seven Dutch exclaves within the Belgian exclaves.
According to Channel 2 News, Netanyahu wishes to find out whether it is legally and practically possible to reach a similar solution with the PA. Doing so would leave any Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria in enclaves within the Palestinian state. Under the Dutch-Belgian model, Belgian citizens who reside in the Netherlands are also considered local citizens who maintain their rights.
We're now days before Purim. On the Shabbat before Purim we are all commanded to read and listen to "Zachor," which tells of how Amalek attacked the Jewish People as we trekked on our way to the Land of Israel.
The Amalekites mentioned in the Torah portion read on this Shabbat are traditionally taken to be the ancestors of Haman, the villain in the Purim tale. In Jewish tradition, the Amalekites are symbol of the evil that arises and must be fought in every generation.Arab terrorism, which targets the weak and non-military, proves that they are the modern descendants of Amalek.
This is also the season of my own personal terrorist attack, when I was injured eighteen years ago. It was just before Shabbat Zachor. It was a time of frequent Arab terrorist suicide bus bombings. I was waiting with dozens of people at what was then the bus stop to Shiloh, Mateh Binyamin and the Shomron. It was before the building of the lightrail and the present road to Pisgat Ze'ev. This is the road the lightrail takes as it winds its way through Shuafat and Beit Chanina before getting to Pisgat Ze'ev.
I pass the spot every time I take the lightrail from Pisgat Ze'ev to French Hill and beyond.
|French Hill, Givat Hamivtar, Jerusalem|
location of Arab terror attack 18 years ago
I was injured along with about twenty others, and a woman was murdered.
I noticed a car approaching "badly" and turned around to tell my friend:
"Even if he's going to Shiloh, I don't want to get in."According to her, I never got the words out. I let out a scream as the car hit me and knocked me down as it made another sharp turn into the waiting people, innocent Jews of all ages. Then the driver/terrorist exited the car and was promptly executed by a couple of bystanders, while security forces literally dropped in jumping from behind the stone barriers calling out to us:
"Run, the car is probably going to explode!"I managed to run. My foot only swelled up a bit later.
One of the worst things about this Arab terror attack was that the government and police tried to excuse it as an "unintentional accident." They decided to blind themselves to the obvious; we were doubly victimized.
- first by the Arab terrorist
- then by the Israeli Government