Why Restorative Indigenous Communities are Branded as Obstacles to Peace

Why is the international community insisting on stigmatizing restorative indigenous communities of Judea and Samaria as so-called “obstacles to peace” when the Kushner peace map proves that they are manifestly not obstacles to partition? In fact, the unpublished Israeli partition map which provided the blueprint for the establishment of the restorative indigenous communities throughout Judea and Samaria was deliberately intended to keep open the option of partition.

First, it would be impossible considering pervasive Palestinian Anti-Semitism (93% of Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and Gaza are Anti-Semites) for restorative indigenous communities to remain in territory that had become part of a Palestinian state as the residents would simply be slaughtered. This is the only reason for not assuming that some restorative indigenous communities could be part of a Palestinian state.

Second, the international community believes that Israel must appease Palestinian rejectionism and accept an effective return to the Auschwitz lines. The assumption is that once Israel accepts a return to the Auschwitz lines which existed a long time ago in the 1949-67 period would the Palestinian Authority compromise on the question of descendants of ex-refugees. Israel would only be able defend itself through preemptive war if reduced once more to the Auschwitz lines and therefore will that never happen. 

There is no basis for any such “optimism” on Palestinian diplomacy. Any Palestinian leadership that attempted to compromise on the question of descendants of ex-refugees would be assassinated by their own bodyguards and would at the very least be unseated. The question of the alleged “right” of millions of Anti-Zionists to demographically overflood and take over the Jewish state and turn it into yet another Palestinian state is considered “sacred” to virtually all Palestinians. Israel of course could accede to all Palestinian demands except the demand for implementation of the so-called “right of return” but this means that the conflict would not be resolved and there would be every reason for continuing the conflict. This is why Israel will never unilaterally withdraw from Judea and Samaria. 

Considering the pervasiveness of Anti-Semitism in Palestinian society and the unquestioned Palestinian consensus that the Jewish state must end why would anyone think that a Palestinian state would peacefully coexist with a Jewish state as it would be completely impossible for Jews to even live in such a state? The messianic proponents of Palestinian statehood refuse to engage with such questions, nor are they concerned that Judea and Samaria would turn into an Iranian rocket base, be taken over by Hamas and would invite unlimited numbers of foreign military forces to build bases in the intended Palestinian state in order to prepare for destroying the Jewish state. 

The practical consequences of the reality of Palestinian Anti-Semitism and the Anti-Zionist ambition to destroy the Jewish state are such that Israel would have to restore full control over the entire Judea and Samaria after a Palestinian state had been established, this time without the convenient presence of the defeated Palestinian Authority which has no choice but to engage in security cooperation with Israel or there would be complete Hamas takeover. At the same time as the PA engages in security cooperation with Israel does it systematically engage in incitement to Jihadist terrorism in its regime media and system of education. So why would it not turn into a terror state?

The messianists refuse to listen to logical arguments about the impossibility of attaining or maintaining Palestinian statehood and therefore contrary to all logic continue to brand restorative indigenous communities as alleged “obstacles to peace” when this is manifestly not true.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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