The lengthy Associated Press article, complete with
two pictures, making the rounds in many newspapers
on April 25th had an all-too-typical, mainstream
media, anti-Israel slant.
Besides once again presenting a one-sided case
against Jews building homes in Jerusalem--the
capitol of Israel, whether others like it or not--
the account then proceeded to relay Yasser Arafat's
hand-picked Fatah successor, Mahmoud Abbas's, demand
for an imposed settlement.
To this day, Abbas and the rest of his "moderates"
will openly tell you that they will never recognize
a Jewish (as in Polish, Irish, Swedish, English,
etc.) State of Israel--while demanding a 22nd Arab
one (most having been built on conquered, non-Arab
peoples' lands) for themselves. Likewise, those same
moderates have called any "negotiations" (i.e.,
Hebrew arm-twisting) and deals with the Jews merely
a "Trojan Horse."
Regarding the need for an imposed settlement...he's
Prior to the Six Day War in '67, Arabs openly called
for a one fell swoop solution that would end their
Jew problem once and for all. June of that year
changed those plans...
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive
doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and
conducted counter-Arab propaganda programs for college youth, has
lectured on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has publicly
debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been
published in dozens of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world.
The subsequent Arab
strategy--the destruction in phases scenario--calls
for first pushing Israel back to the indefensible
armistice lines (not political borders) imposed upon
it in 1949 by the United Nations after Israel--at
great human cost-- pushed back the armies of a half
dozen Arab states which attacked it in 1948. As
would become an all-too-familiar pattern, the UN sat
back and watched while Israel was attacked and then
only acted to limit Arab losses after Israel turned
The same thing happened in 1967.
When Israel was blockaded--a casus belli--and Arabs
amassed huge numbers of men and armaments right up
to the armistice lines demarcating Israeli
territory, the UN observed--and then, as soon as
Egypt's Nasser was preparing the final blow, simply
obeyed his demand to withdraw the UN Emergency Force
from Sinai and its environs as soon as he ordered
this. As others noted--a fireman who withdrew the
fire truck as soon as the fire approached.
No one did anything to prevent what the Arabs
thought would be the next final solution...
With the clock literally ticking for Jewish survival
once again, Israel, at the very last moment and
after waiting for "diplomacy" to save it, and upon
the Arab shelling of Jerusalem, acted preemptively.
In six days, it was all over...for at least the time
being. If Arabs blow themselves up by the thousands
in Iraq and do likewise to each other elsewhere as
well (i.e. Assad's "Hama Solution" in Syria; "Black
September" in Jordan; and so forth), there's no need
to doubt what they would, if they could, do to their
kilab yahud, "Jew dogs." Israel was forced to act to
Much has been written about 242, the Six Day War,
and its aftermath--including by this author.
I won't belabor this important topic here other than
to say (yet again, and again, and again) that the
final draft of United Nations Security Council
Resolution 242--along with #338, supposedly the
basis for peace-making--called for Israel's
previous, suicidal armistice lines (which made it
9-15 miles wide, where most its population and
infrastructure are located)to be replaced by real,
secure, and defensible political borders. Arabs, the
French, the Soviets, and others tried to have a
different version of 242 passed--one which would not
have held Arabs accountable for their repeated
aggression. They failed...
As I have quoted many American and other leaders on
this topic elsewhere, let's let these assorted
statements by Great Britain's Lord Caradon, chief
architect of the resolution, suffice for now. I will
gladly supply the documentation to any who require
...We didn't say there should be a withdrawal to the
'67 line; we did not put the “the” in, we did not
say “all the territories” deliberately. We all knew
that the boundaries of '67 were not drawn as
permanent frontiers, they were a cease-fire line of
a couple of decades earlier. We did not say that the
'67 boundaries must be forever.
...It would have been wrong to demand that Israel
return to its positions of 4 June 1967 ( the day
before hostilities erupted) because those positions
were undesirable and artificial. After all, they
were just the places the soldiers of each side
happened to be the day the fighting stopped in 1948.
They were just armistice lines. That's why we didn't
demand that the Israelis return to them and I think
we were right not to.
The fight Israel now has with the Obama
Administration is all about this.
The American President wants Israel to ignore the
small bit of justice it finally received via
242--the territorial compromise absolutely essential
if its Auschwitz/armistice lines were/are to be
turned into secure, defensible borders instead.
Now, keep in mind that most Arabs--including those
alleged latter-day Arafatian "moderates" of Fatah's
Abbas--refuse to accept a Jewish State of Israel
within its '49, microscopic armistice lines--let
alone anything bigger.
So, the chances of me getting hit in the derriere by
Haley's Comet are probably better than Arabs
agreeing that anyone else but themselves is entitled
to any real justice in the region.
And that brings me back to the correctness of
Mahmoud Abbas's statement...
Realistically, a solution--if there is to be one--
must be imposed from the outside. It's either that
or the status quo...
A territorial compromise in Judea and Samaria--known
only since the last century also as the "West
Bank"-- must be reached which will help to prevent
Jewish residents in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and so forth
from the same fate that those in Sderot, Ashkelon,
and points south have suffered since Israel's
unilateral retreat from Gaza years ago. Ditto for
the Golan Heights, from which Syria constantly
rained down death and destruction upon Jews below
prior to 1967.
As I have to repeat too often, any new Arab
state--their 22nd, and second, not first, within the
original April 25, 1920 borders of the Mandate Of
Palestine (Jordan sits on almost 80% of the total
area)--must not arise at the cost the endangerment
of the sole, resurrected nation of the Jews...and
that is precisely what the Arabs have in mind.
Any objective look at what the "moderates" of
Abbas's Fatah have to say about this will show that
they intend to replace Israel--not coexist with it.
And they're the alleged "good cops." The second key
provision of the Saudi "Peace" (of the grave)
Plan--which President Obama has repeatedly said
Israel would be crazy to reject--calls for Israel to
be swamped by millions of allegedly returning Arab
refugees. Understand...? Get the picture...?
Comprenden mis amigos...?
A reasonable territorial compromise must emerge
which gives Israel somewhat better, defensible, and
real borders in areas where Jews indeed have
thousands of years connecting them to.
Judeans--Jews--are not foreigners to Judea. Until
the Arab massacres of the 1920s and 1930s, they
owned land and lived there.
The area in question is tiny to begin with. In
reality, there is not room for a viable, third state
to be created there.
The better (but not likely, for a number of reasons)
solution would be to unite the newly-imposed,
Arab-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria with the
state which already exists on the vast portion of
the original 1920 Mandate of Palestine--Jordan. It
would make that new state light years more
viable--and less of a threat to its Jewish neighbor.
I won't get into all of the demographics,www.ekurd.netbut
let's just say that the transplanted Arab Hashemites,
who rule Jordan, are more than a bit nervous about
this option...one "Black September" (back in 1970)
Yet the other solution--being shoved down Israel's
throat by its "friends"--envisions Israel virtually
allowing itself to be severed in half so that
contiguity can be achieved between Gaza and the West
Bank for that 22nd Arab state....a non-starter if
ever there was one. And that's assuming the
unassumable...that, in the long run, Hamas will not
also take over areas now controlled by "the
Despite countless billions of dollars poured into
South Viet Nam and all degrees of American support
(as we are now doing for Abbas's crew), the North
prevailed anyway--and largely because of similar
problems the latter-day Arafatians of Abbas now face
with their own people as well.
The bottom line is that Israel must get a fair
territorial compromise, a la 242--regardless of
whatever games Arabs play with the land that they
come to rule.
If Arabs choose to go with a solution that does not
see them affiliated with Jordan (the likely
scenario), then this must not come expecting Jews to
slit their own throats and bare the necks of their
children to make the new Arab state viable.
Those Arabs that find themselves in the Jewish State
will be offered full citizenship based upon good
Arab citizens in Israel right now (many hostile to
the state that grants them the most freedom in the
region) who feel threatened that they may wind up in
a land swap, and thus coming under Arab rather than
Israeli rule, are currently having nightmares about
such prospects--and have openly said so.
If any serious "problems" arise with Israel's new
Arab citizens, they must be booted out posthaste
into their own new state.
The same way scores of millions of non-Arab Kurds,
Imazhigen ("Berbers"), Copts, black Africans, Jews,
Assyrians, and others have lived/live in so-called
"Arab" states, a relative handful of Arabs will have
to live in someone else's as well--but with far more
freedom and security afforded to them than what all
of those other peoples have under Arab subjugation.
Well, Folks! There 'tis...the imposed solution.
Somehow, however, I don't think that this is the one
that Arabs had in mind--nor, unfortunately, is it
the one that their champion in the White House
thinks that he has in store has for Israel either.
Let's pray that Israel will muster the strength to
resist both and that the American people will also
not be shy in letting their current leader know how
they feel about this shameful turn of events.
Quest... may found at
Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has
done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern
Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-Arab
propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured
on numerous campuses and other platforms, and has
publicly debated many Arab spokesmen. His articles
and op-eds have been published in dozens of
newspapers, magazines, academic journals and
websites all around the world. Visit his
website at http://www.geraldahonigman.com/
By Gerald A. Honigman. eKurd.net,
April 29, 2010. You may reach the
author via email at: honigman6 (at) msn.com.
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