Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Force of Right

And Obama terms Jewish residency in Judea and Samaria as "illegitimate":-

From Nadav Shragai's "Tell Obama about our right to the land":-

...Existential and security issues will once again dominate the conversation...

What will be missing is any discussion of our right to the land...Our own language, on the other hand, has become thin and impoverished. Security is important, but it is not everything. It is impossible to base a demand for international legitimacy — not over Hebron on the other side of the Green Line and not over Beersheba on this side — without the Bible, our patriarchs and matriarchs, Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the City of David...All these sights will show the U.S. president how deep our roots are in Israel and in Jerusalem...someone nearby, perhaps Netanyahu, must point to the Temple Mount and tell him about the greatest unilateral concession that any nation and religion has ever made to another: placing our most holy place — the Temple Mount — under the supervision of a competing religion, Islam, for whom the place is only third in holiness after Mecca and Medina...Our real and pretend friends in the United States need to hear that the historical, religious, legal and emotional connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem, Hebron and Beit El is no less powerful than that of the Palestinians. They need to hear that we are not occupiers of this land, that there are Jews for whom this land is sacred, just as it is for the Palestinians. That we too are connected to this land by bonds of love, the Bible, tradition and nature and scenery...Yes, we are hear by right of force, but even before that, we are here by the force of our rights.


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