Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sovereignty Now! the only viable road map to peace, stability

From Moshe Dann's latest op-ed:

Abandoning parts of Eretz Yisrael - "Land for Peace" – in practice, Land for Nothing, has only produced more terrorism and suffering on all sides. Asserting Israel's sovereign rights is the only viable, realistic and authentic road map to peace and stability.

Based on myths and fabrications, Arab "Palestinians" offer claims motivated by politics, not history or legal foundation. Their concept of "Palestine" is defined by the absence of Jews, not by the presence of Arabs.

Extending Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria affirms Jewish claims to the land, not as "occupier," but as rightful inheritor, not as "oppressor," but to establish justice and the rule of law, not to deprive Arabs of civil and humanitarian rights, but to ensure them.

Extending Israeli sovereignty affirms the historical truth that Israel's right to exist does not come from the Holocaust, but from Scripture and history, millennia of Jewish civilization, documented by myriad ancient sources, universally acknowledged.

Israeli sovereignty, therefore, is not a matter of international acceptance, but of Jewish self-respect, self-determination and self-affirmation. The State of Israel represents the Jewish return to history and its homeland. Protecting its citizens, the raison d’être of every nation, requires extending Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria; that is not only necessary, but intrinsic and compelling, the essence of authenticity.

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