Wednesday, April 06, 2011

When Will A Yesha Delegation Present Testimony?

Informed that Jerusalem Center President Amb. Dore Gold, IDF Maj.-Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan, and Brig.-Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel appeared at a briefing for the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington on Tuesday, April 5, at the request of Committee Chairman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and that they discussed the importance of "defensible borders" to enable Israel to meet the security threats posed by the changing political situation in the Middle East, I aksed myself:

when will a Yesha Delegation appear to give testimony on issues such as the legality of the Jewish revenant communities; demographic trends; boycott of produce and goods; US Foreign Aid discrimination; behavior of US Jerusalem Consulate; visits of US elected officials to YESHA; Jerusalem listed as a stateless city; birth registration location of 'West Bank' among other issues?

Jennifer Rubin has the idea for the reasoning for my above:

However, it seems that the House Foreign Affairs Committee does have a role to play. It should consider why we are continuing to fund the Palestinian Authority while it is in breach of its obligations to negotiate with Israel and to abide by the rest of the Oslo II interim agreement (for example, “Israel and the Council shall seek to foster mutual understanding and tolerance and shall accordingly abstain from incitement, including hostile propaganda, against each other and, without derogating from the principle of freedom of expression, shall take legal measures to prevent such incitement by any organizations, groups or individuals within their jurisdiction.”) The House controls the purse strings and can certainly put that leverage to good use. Moreover, Congress can pass a resolution reminding the Obama administration of its obligations to adhere to the Christopher and Bush letters and reaffirming that a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state violates international agreements and U.S. commitments. And finally, some probing oversight can take place. The United States is a member of the Quartet, so why aren’t we using our power to block a unilateral declaration of recognition?



Anonymous said...

The legality of the Jewish revenant communities depends on whether Israelis prefer YESHA or a Jewish state. Because it is one or the other.

ziontruth said...


The legality of the Jewish revenant communities depends on nothing; it is not up for debate.

"...whether Israelis prefer YESHA or a Jewish state. Because it is one or the other."

No, we can easily have both. If you're talking about the Arab settlers that would be in the Jewish state following annexation, then the Torah says what must be done about that: Boot the entire enemy population out.

Multiculturalism is a sinking ship, as the state of countries from Lebanon to France shows. The wave of the future is nation-exclusive states. It's either that or life under the jackboot of Marxist superstate tyranny or of Islamic law.