The Israeli Annexations of Alawite and Druze Regions

Israel has no choice but to defeat Hezbollah after Hezbollah attempts to “annihilate Israel” with mass use of chemical weapons following upon Israel and America’s destruction of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Hezbollah is dispersed throughout Lebanon and Syria and therefore defeating Hezbollah requires liberating Lebanon and Syria. This is self-defense, proportional and military necessity. In order to prevent future wars and give rise to perpetual peace will Israel establish an Aramean Christian state (Aram), annex Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions of Syria and Lebanon and 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). Let’s break this down.

Lebanon was originally intended to be a haven for oppressed Aramean Christians of the Middle East but is currently an Iranian colony where Arameans have become a minority. The establishment of an Aramean state is a humanitarian venture as Aram will become a safe haven for Aramean Christians from Islamist persecution. Aram will become officially bilingual in Aramaic and Arabic with education increasingly being in Aramaic only with Arabic taught as a second language. The idea is to transition to Aramaic so that Aramaic becomes the spoken language in Aram. This is already being done among Arameans in the northern Israeli town of Jish where the young Aramean generation is learning to speak Aramaic natively. Aram will become the successor state to Lebanon and East Beirut will be the capital of Aram. The restored indigenous nation of Aram will be a liberal democracy and a close ally of the restored indigenous nation of Israel and the rest of the free world.

There can be little doubt that the AANES will be quickly internationally recognized as the legitimate government of Syria while it will likely take longer for Aram to be recognized as the successor state of Lebanon. Nevertheless, Israel’s annexation of Median Jewish regions will be through agreements with the new governments in Damascus and Beirut. Will the new borders be internationally recognized? This may take some time but eventually will the new borders between the three countries be recognized. It is important to emphasize that there will not be unilateral Israeli annexation but there will be agreed border changes between the three nations, including Syrian recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan heights.

Jewish identity has since 2014 spread among denominations of core Median Judaism in the Middle East, including among the Druze and the Alawites. After Israel liberates Syria and Lebanon will Israel inevitably have to reveal to the Israeli public and to the world that many descendants of the deported ten Israelite tribes do remain Jewish and number in the tens of millions. The Druze and the Alawites of Syria are as oppressed as everyone else in totalitarian Syria and to become part of Israel will clearly constitute liberation. Not only is Syria a failed state but so is increasingly Lebanon as well and for the Druze and Alawites of Lebanon to become part of Israel will be a tremendous improvement.

The peoples of Syria are tyrannized by the last Ba’athist totalitarian regime which on many occasions has used chemical weapons against its own citizens. The AANES is ruled by the feminist PYD (Democratic Union Party) which has successfully implemented complete gender equality in NES (North and East Syria). The PYD will responsibly guide Syria to liberal democracy, meaning not holding quickie elections which is solely to the advantage of the Islamists. Gender equality is an important element in carefully and incrementally laying the foundations for liberal democracy in Syria.

Hezbollah will be defeated by the Israeli liberation of Syria and Lebanon but will be far from eliminated. It will fall on the SDF to eliminate Hezbollah and just as the SDF fights ISIL, so will the SDF fight Hezbollah. Both insurgencies will continue for years. Israel will aid the SDF fight against Hezbollah just as Israel has for years been aiding the SDF fight against ISIL. Israel will however not be occupying Syria. The SDF is specialized in empowering women in communities which it liberates and this boosts public support for the SDF in liberated areas.

It is essential to emphasize that Israel will enjoy peace and fully normalized relations with both Syria and Aram. This is a war with an exit strategy and which will lead to perpetual peace. The annexations will take place through mutual agreements between nations and will become internationally recognized although not necessarily immediately so.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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