The Death of Anti-Zionism

What will happen to Anti-Zionism when tens of millions of Median Jewish immigrants arrive in the land of Israel? Israel’s population will triple or quadruple and Israel will redeem and enfranchise the entire Judea and Samaria while Jordan subsequently will annex Gaza. Israel will annex Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions of Syria and Lebanon and establish an independent Aramean Christian state (Aram) as the successor state to Lebanon. Israel will hand over most of Syria and the remainder of Lebanon to the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) of the AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) and new borders will be established through a trilateral international agreement between Jerusalem (Israel), Beirut (Aram) and Damascus (Syria). Palestinians throughout the Levant will be enfranchised in their current locations of residence whether by Jordan, Israel, Syria or Aram. The Palestinian question will for all practical purposes be resolved although utterly hopeless calls for Israel being inundated with millions of Anti-Zionists and the establishment of “a Palestinian state” will no doubt persist.

There will no longer be an Israeli-Egyptian blockade against Gaza which will become Jordanian hot real estate. There will no longer be an Israeli military administration in Judea and Samaria as the the entire area will become fully part of sovereign Israel and the area’s Palestinian population will be granted full Israeli citizenship. 

How will Palestinians react? Initially the reaction will be one of protest and anger. With time will Palestinians of Judea and Samaria no doubt come to appreciate having Israeli-level wages/salaries which are many times higher than current wages/salaries in Palestinian Authority areas. With time will Palestinians of Judea and Samaria come to appreciate Israeli social security, including Israeli pensions for the elderly and the disabled. With time will Palestinians of Judea and Samaria come to appreciate the liberties and rights inherent in Israeli citizenship, including Israeli passports. With time will Palestinians of Judea and Samaria come to appreciate participation in Israeli democracy.

What about the Palestinians of Gaza? Jordanian annexation will mean a tremendous improvement in every way for the Palestinians of Gaza. Jordan is significantly more affluent and economically developed than Gaza and Gazans will have access to the Jordanian labor market and at the same time as Jordanian real estate developers will purchase Gazan beachfront properties. Gaza’s isolation will be broken by the construction of an underground road and railroad connection between Gaza and the East Bank under Israel’s Negev desert. Jordan will build a seaport in Gaza and it will be possible to travel by train between Gaza City and Amman. How will Gazans initially react to the Jordanian annexation? Initially they will protest but they will no doubt with time come to see the immense benefits inherent in Jordanian citizenship and being part of the Jordanian economy. 

While advocacy for Palestinian nationalism and incitement against Israel will continue will the Palestinian question for all practical purposes be resolved. This also means that Anti-Zionism will lose its international attraction since the legitimate grievances related to Israel’s military administration of Judea and Samaria and the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza will be no more. The number of Palestinian citizens of Israel will double to four million Palestinian-Israelis. Once the blockade of Gaza and the military administration of Judea and Samaria are no more will there be vastly less media attention and therefore less opportunities to disseminate Anti-Semitic propaganda. Yes, the international community will continue to insist for some time on creating a Palestinian state but this issue will be dead in the water.

There will be Jordanization of Gaza Palestinians and Israelization of Palestinians of Judea and Samaria whose children will learn Hebrew as a second language in school. It will only be a matter of time until the international community realizes that this is real peace and recognizes the new realities in the region. Israel will be at peace with all its neighbors and will be at peace at home as well. While Anti-Semites will continue to disseminate Anti-Zionist propaganda will the Palestinian issue effectively for all practical purposes be resolved and there will be no more conflict between the peoples of the region.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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