Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sullivan Sullies

Andrew Sullivan has an opinion on Jewish residential communities, like the one in which I live:

I can't see any conceivable peace in the region without an end to Israel's occupation of the West Bank and dismantling of the settlements. But it remains quite clear that Israel has absolutely no intention of doing this.


An end?

Andrew, sir, how did it begin?

Did Jewish "settlements" exist in Judea and Samaria between 1948 and 1967?

Could they have been the cause of the Six Days War?

Could they have been the cause of the fedayeen raids and infiltrations between 1949 and 1956?

Could they have been the reason Arafat set up the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964?

No, I don't think so. They simply didn't exist.

The last Jewish villages in that area were wiped out and ethnically cleansed - by Arabs. Neveh Yaakov, Atarot, Jewish Quarter in Old Jerusalem, Bet HaAravah, Kfar Etzion, Masu'ot Yitzhak, Revadim and Ein Tzurim, to mention a few. So, it couldn't have been "settlements" that caused the war.

And, maybe it was the Israeli "occupation" of the "West Bank"? Of Gaza?

Nope. The "West Bank" was illegally annexed by Jordan in April 1950, thereby, incidentally, screwing the Arabs calling themselves "Palestinians" royally, if you'll excuse the pun. And Gaza was ruled by an Egyptian military governship, thus denying those Arabs any independence.

And Israel?

Israel was suffering from Arab terror against its civilians without planting down "settlements" or being an "occupier".

So, Sully, why is there no peace?

Why did the Arabs riot, pogrom, kill, rampage and rape in 1920, 1921, 1929, 1936-1939?

Why did they reject the 1947 UN Partition Decision?

Could it be that no Jew anywhere was to be tolerated?

Could it be that no peace is possible?

Could it be that dismantling the Jewish communities is no solution to the real problem the Arabs have we Jews seeking their rights to reconstitute their National Home? That your solution does not match the problem?

Mr. Sullivan, I'd like to hear from you, if only because I and my family are directly in the line of fire, living as I do in Shiloh.

3 comments:

Suzanne Pomeranz said...

Anyone who denies the right of Jews to live in Judaea & Samaria denies the right of Jews to live not only anywhere in Israel but basically anywhere in the world.

It is not the right of anyone else to determine where Jews are entitled to live or not live. Even the idea of such promotes a racist ideology. Jews are, guess what, HUMAN BEINGS first and foremost and are entitled to the same rights as anyone else, whether Andrew Sullivan likes it or not!

Steve said...

Great post!

It's the truth no one wants to hear or believe. It's easier to blame the Jews and those evil Zionists.

But that's nothing new.

It's disturbing that people like Sullivan can be so ignorant of reality. Are they willfully ignorant? Antisemitic? It's not like the stuff you brought up is locked away and hidden in some secret location.

Sullivan is probably clueless to the fact that the reason there's a Muslim presence to begin with is that they invaded Israel. I wonder how the media would have reported that event.

Ben-Yehudah said...

B"H

There you go again, Yisrael...making sense.