Israel needs Prepare International Community for Annexations

With tens of millions of Median Jewish immigrants to Israel will Israel certainly be able to realize its long-term plan to redeem and enfranchise the entire Judea and Samaria. How long will it take before the dream of returning the descendants of the deported ten Israelite tribes to the land of Israel, will be realized? The largest concentration of Median Jews in the world is in Turkey and since Erdogan would not let Alevis and other Median Jews emigrate to Israel does immigration to Israel from Turkey depend on when there is a change of government in Ankara. Erdogan’s continued mismanagement of the Turkish economy means that he will continue to lose public support and thus he and his ruling AK party are increasingly likely to lose the June 2023 presidential and parliamentary elections. Median Jewish mass Aliyah (immigration) to Israel from Turkey may therefore not be that far away in time.

There is also the question of Syria and Lebanon. Israel and the United States will in all likelihood destroy the Iranian nuclear weapons program already during 2022 and lead an international coalition to impose a no-fly zone over Iran that will successfully provide air support to armed rebellions throughout the country. This will no doubt lead Tehran to order Hezbollah to attack Israeli cities with tens of thousands of rockets and missiles, some of them equipped with chemical warheads. This will lead to war between Israel and the AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) on the one hand and Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Hezbollah and pro-Iranian Syrian militias on the other. Israel will establish an Aramean Christian state (Aram), annex Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions of Syria and Lebanon and subsequently hand over most of Syria and the remainder of Lebanon to the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) of the AANES. Israeli annexation of Median Jewish regions will require Israel revealing to the public that Median Jews are Jewish indeed. There will be major Median Jewish Aliyah from Iraq through the KRI (Kurdistan Region of Iraq) as well as from liberated areas of Iran. Median Jewish mass Aliyah is thus not far away in time. New borders in the northern Levant will be determined in a trilateral peace agreement between Jerusalem (Israel) and the new governments in Beirut (Aram) and Damascus (Syria).

Israel needs to prepare a global diplomatic campaign to already now explain to diplomatic interlocutors around the world why it is better for Median Jews in Syria and Lebanon to be annexed by Israel rather than them having to abandon their homes and immigrate to Israel. Annexation is simply a humanitarian decision and a means for establishing new borders of perpetual peace with a new Syria under the leadership of the feminist PYD (Democratic Union Party).

Similarly need Israel mount a parallel diplomatic campaign to explain to their international interlocutors that Israeli redemption and enfranchisement of the entire Judea and Samaria and the subsequent Jordanian annexation of Gaza in practice is the only way to attain perpetual peace and end the protracted Palestinian issue. Palestinians in the northern Levant will be enfranchised by the state in the area where they currently live, whether by Israel, Aram or Syria. The only thing that will remain of the Palestinian question will be demands for immigration to Israel similar to the issue of those Germans who demand the “right” to immigrate to the Czech Republic and Poland.

There is every reason to explain and build diplomatic support and international understanding for this in advance just as it is wise for Israel to do so for anticipated wars rather than almost impossibly trying to explain in real time. Once the new governments in Beirut and Damascus are internationally recognized will international recognition of the new borders also follow and international recognition is hence very much realistic. The world desperately wants peace between Jews and Palestinians and Israel needs to explain that coexistence in Judea and Samaria is the only path to eventual reconciliation. It will likely be significantly more difficult to roll back the partial international recognition of the non-existing “Palestinian state” but this is certainly not an impossible feat to attain. The international community wants peace and when they realize that Israel’s incorporation of the entire Judea and Samaria into Israel is the only path of peace, there will be increasing diplomatic understanding and eventually international recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the entire area. It should be kept in mind that those areas of sovereign Israel that were not allotted to Israel under the 1947 UN partition plan were long not internationally recognized as Israeli territory but this changed with time. 

Israeli diplomacy needs to be ambitious in setting high, indeed optimal targets that will eventually be attained with time. However, it is essential to commence global diplomatic campaigns to explain Israel’s planned annexations and to do so without any delay.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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