Half a million Jewish Israelis are living beyond the Israel-Jordan border prior to 1967.
Some 200,000 reside in greater Jerusalem in areas annexed by Israel. Another 300,000 live in the so-called West Bank, the Biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria. At the current rate of growth, the Jewish population there will comprise about 750,000 people by 2025.
The evacuation of 8,000 Jewish settlers from Gaza and their absorption in Israel cost NIS 10 billion.
Those interested in turning back time and evacuating Israelis from the areas beyond the 1967 borders would have to invest NIS 600 billion for that end. An unreal figure.
Source: Ynet News
The first Italians and Irishmen that came to America as settlers, were welcomed into the city of New Amsterdam by the Dutch colonialists. But during the British occupation, the city was renamed after after the Dutch of York. «New York» was considered a more pleasing name to the King of England, than to call the city «New Amsterdam».
The opinion of the native American, who mostly lived on the «West Bank» of the Delaware River, was not taken into consideration.
The question is obvious:
Were the first 500.000 Europeans who settled in America, liberators of the land, or were they occupiers?
Most people will say that the European settlers were liberators. They ended up forming a new nation, and build it on Judeo-Christian values. The American Constitution from 1776 is based up on the 10 commandments. And every US President has to hold his hand on the Bible, and say an oath to God of the Bible.
The same Americans, are today trying to enforce Islamic laws and falsehood on the state of Israel. By trying to rob the Jewish people of their right to own properties and settle in the land of Judea and Samaria. This is the same Jewish homeland, from were the first US lawgivers got their inspiration.
Its amazing that the American leadership, including five of the the last six US Presidents, can not see this historical parallel.
First published: 17.09.2009
Written by Ivar