A Hopeless Cause

The Palestinian cause is a hopeless case because they universally make completely impossible demands. They literally require that Israel self-destruct by 1) accepting unlimited immigration of millions of Anti-Zionist descendants of Palestinian ex-refugeees thus dooming any hypothetical “two-state solution” into a transitional fiction, 2) requiring Israel to accept indefensible boundaries within which Israel could not defend itself from a major frontal assault on its political capital Jerusalem and its economic capital Tel Aviv, 3) vehemently opposing the existence of a Jewish nation state alongside a Palestinian nation state and 4) demanding the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of indigenous Jews from their homes in Judea and Samaria, something which would no doubt lead to civil war in Israel. In short, all four demands make negotations impossible to successfully conclude, since all four demands are non-negotiable from the Palestinian perspective. This is the Palestinian societal consensus and any Palestinian leader who would deviate from that consensus would no doubt be assassinated.

In effect do they demand a so-called “one-state solution” disguised as a so-called “two-state solution”. This is in effect a one-state solution in stages. This is a ruse to destroy the Jewish state. This is sophisticated Anti-Zionist propaganda. This is the real nature of the so-called “Palestinian cause”, not an effort at coexistence, self-determination or achieving equal rights for all but destroying the rights of the other side. Some have tried to paint the so-called “Palestinian struggle” (there is not much struggle aside from terrorist attacks) as a “civil rights struggle” but in fact is this about destroying the country where Jews and Arabs contrary to persistent defamation do enjoy equal, yet as in all countries imperfect rights. There is no country that has a perfect record of civil rights or perfect equality, there is no such thing, yet only Israel is singled out for destruction for not being perfect.

Yet the 2020 Kushner Peace Plan proves that Israel’s strategically located indigenous restorative communities in Judea and Samaria, contrary to perceived wisdom are no obstacles to a two-state solution as these would all fall under Israeli sovereignty. Israel and Zionism also are no obstacles to a two-state solution. In practice however is there no Palestinian partner for a two-state solution for the four reasons enumerated above. 

Israel would in any case see very substantial Jewish demographic growth due to the anticipated Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) demographic explosion (there will be some 5 million Haredim in Israel in three decades time) and as combined with continually falling Palestinian fertility rates both in Israel and in Judea and Samaria would that demographically permit Israel to eventually apply sovereignty over the entire Judea and Samaria in due time. 

However, the rediscovery of tens of millions of Median Jews primarily in the Middle East but also elsewhere means that Israel will be able to redeem and enfranchise the entire Judea and Samaria far earlier than would otherwise have been possible. The solution for Median Jewish regions of Syria and Lebanon is Israeli liberation and subsequent annexation while for other Median Jews the solution is mass Aliyah, mass immigration to Israel of tens of millions of Median Jews from the Middle East and from around the world. Jordan in turn will be most pleased to annex Gaza once Israel formally incorporates Judea and Samaria. A bilateral agreement between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will enable the building of an underground road and train connection between the two countries under the Israeli Negev desert as funded by the international community as an international peace project.

Peace is surely most possible albeit not instantly so, but certainly not through a one-state solution or a two-state solution.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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