"Judea plus Samaria" = the West Bank?dagbay wrote: ↑Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 pmIt is unclear at this time if Netanyahu actually intends to follow through with the extention of israeli law over the area of Judea and sumaria or if this is just an election media play. If it does come to pass it will be a belated correction of a 52 year error made in hope that a peace can be negotiated with the Arabs. It should have been obvious even to eternal optimists a few years after the 6 day war that it will not happen. That should have been done immediatly when king Husain of Jordan detached his kingdom from the Arabs in Judea and sumaria and cancelled their Jordanian citizenship. This would be a step to fix the problem and a practical one at that.
Hitler and his Nazi comrades had the same idea with the Slav peoples to the east of the Third Reich; get rid of all of the Poles and Russians in order to create annexed Wohnraum (living space) for the expanding German population. As a Jewish person does it not give you qualms of guilty conscience that the State of Israel should hanker to disposes the Palestinian Arabs of their lands and birthright for Israel's expanding Jewish population in the same way that Hitler's crowd wanted to disposes their Untermenschen (sub-humans) to the east?
Bloody hell! Year by year the Israeli government permits bands of interested (mainly Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox) Jews to form settlements in the West Bank - by implication shrinking the potential terrestrial size of a future Palestinian state. Is that supposed to inspire trust and confidence among the Palestinians for the integrity of Israel?
Too much damned chutzpah for my liking - and the more Orthodox they are the worse they seem to become.