In Jerusalem Day Knesset session, Netanyahu rules out a return to pre-1967 divided city, slams ‘absurd’ UNESCO resolution
ed note–A one-word newsflash for all those benighted individuals who think that a ‘peace deal’ with Israel can be reached–
And here’s why, for 2 reasons–
1. Despite the nice-sounding propaganda that unfortunately seems to predominate within pro-peace/pro-Palestinian/anti-war/anti-Zionist circles that ‘Judaism and Zionism are 2 entirely different creatures altogether,’ they aren’t. They are a husband and wife team in a state of constant sexual intercourse, producing in the process the fruit of their Judaic loins, i.e. Judaism in its many forms, manifested in the areas of finance, politics, culture, academia, media, etc. This being the case, Judaism and all its ‘holy’ books, beginning with the Torah (Old Testament) and moving forward with ‘Torah, Pt. II’–meaning the Talmud–is very clear on the matter as pertains that particular piece of real estate in the Middle East that is the subject of so much debate and contention these days, to wit–
‘On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abraham, saying ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates’…–Genesis, 15:18
‘And God spoke unto us saying, ‘Go to the hill-country and all the places nigh thereunto… in the Arabah, the hill-country and in the Lowland… in the South and by the sea-shore, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates…Go in therefore and possess the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, unto them and to their seed after them…’–Deuteronomy 1:6–8
‘Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours, from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border…’Deuteronomy 11:24
‘…From the wilderness, and this Lebanon, even unto the great river, the Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border…’–Joshua 1:4
Remember that in the Judaic paradigm, it is none other than Yahweh himself, the violent, racist, preferential, and vindictive god of the Jews, who is talking here about that swath of land lying between the Nile and Euphrates rivers, and thus there is no room for debate or discussion. Therefore, any noises which Netanyahu & co make about a ‘peace deal’ with the Palestinians is just that–noise. The Zionist plan FROM THE BEGINNING–and by that we don’t mean with the publication/release of Theodore Herzl’s ‘Der Juden Staadt’ in the late 19th century that is credited with being the ‘spark’ that set the zionist dream alight, but rather older books, written thousands of years ago bearing titles such as Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, Kings, Samuel, etc, –has been to remove the non-Hebraic/non-Israelite/non-Judaic Gentiles from the region, utilizing in the process the most vicious and barbaric religiously-inspired violence that the world has ever suffered, to wit–
‘When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are to possess and casts out the many peoples living there, you shall then slaughter them all and utterly destroy them…You shall save nothing alive that breathes…You shall make no agreements with them nor show them any mercy. You shall destroy their altars, break down their images, cut down their groves and burn their graven images with fire. For you are a holy people unto the LORD thy God and He has chosen you to be a special people above all others upon the face of the earth…’–Book of Deuteronomy
‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly…’ (Leviticus 25:44-46)
‘Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you…Your gates will remain open, day and night, so that people may bring you the wealth of their nations, and their kings led in triumphal procession, for the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish, it will be utterly destroyed…’–Isaiah 60:10-12
‘When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, he will give you a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant…’–Book of Deuteronomy
The other reason why there will never be a ‘Palestinian’ state is more ‘personal’ in nature and in line with the old Judaic dictum ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’.
After the Romans destroyed Judea and its capital of Jerusalem in 70 AD, leaving ‘not one stone upon another’ in exactly the same fashion as Jesus of Nazareth predicted, Jews were forbidden under pain of death from ever returning, the one exception being on the feast day of Tisha b’Av to mourn the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem. In the interests of wiping out all traces of Judaic influence/origin, the Roman emperor Hadrian incorporated Judea into the Roman province of Syria and renamed it ‘Syria-Palestina’. In time, after the fall of the empire, the two became separate entities, and the inhabitants of ‘Palestina’ became known as ‘Palestinians’.
This has been a thorn in the eye of Jews for 2,000 years, so much so that they bear a hatred for Palestinians–SIMPLY DUE TO THEIR NAME–that is unmatched anywhere. Yes, they hate the Egyptians because of their biblical lore dealing with their ‘enslavement’ as laid out in the book of Exodus. They hate the Persians (Iranians) due to the Judaic biblical lore as laid out in the book of Esther. They hate the Babylonians (Iraqis) due to the 70 years the Jews were in Babylonian captivity, and they hate the Greeks and Assyrians for conquering Judea and bringing the civilizing, modernizing, and enlightening aspects of Hellenism.
But more than anyone else, they HATE the Romans for destroying their country, dispersing them to the 4 corners of the empire and forbidding their return, and they HATE the Palestinians for being the ones who inherited it after it was renamed ‘Syria-Palestina’, and this is why–despite whatever noises Israel makes about a ‘Palestinian state and a ‘peace deal’–why NEITHER will ever come into being.
Times of Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear Wednesday that he was opposed to a return to the pre-1967 division of Jerusalem in any future peace deal, and slammed a UNESCO resolution eliding Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.
‘Our roots are deeper than any other nation’s, including to the Temple Mount. Jerusalem was ours and will remain ours, forever’ he said, speaking in a special Knesset session marking Jerusalem Day.
Israel doesn’t need to ‘make excuses for its presence in Jerusalem,’ he added, but he did not definitively rule out any territorial concessions in the city.
‘We remember Jerusalem up until the 1967 Six Day War,’ he said, when the city was split, with Israelis excluded from the Old City and its eastern neighborhoods. ‘We certainly do not want to return to that situation.’
‘I believe the Six Day War clarified to our enemies that we are here to stay,’ he added.
The prime minister also lashed out at an ‘absurd and outrageous’ UNESCO resolution from April that omitted the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and Jerusalem generally. The resolution accused Israel of ‘planting fake Jewish graves in Muslim cemeteries’ and of ‘the continued conversion of many Islamic and Byzantine remains into the so-called Jewish ritual baths or into Jewish prayer places.’
‘These historical distortions are reserved solely for Jews,’ Netanyahu said.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog took to the podium and lambasted Netanyahu’s affected endorsement of the Arab Peace Initiative.
In his address, Herzog said Israel must strive for an agreement to keep Jerusalem ‘Jewish and moral, whole and secure.’
‘Your talk about regional opportunities is very impressive, but you must take care that they are not seen as flip-flopping or empty statements,’ Herzog said to Netanyahu, referring to the prime minister’s joint press conference on Monday with new Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman in which the two pledged support for parts of the 2002 Arab proposal.
‘Jerusalem will not remain Jewish and moral, whole and secure if there is no dramatic change and unless we reach a peace deal,’ said Herzog.
Meretz leader Zehava Galon, meanwhile, accused Jewish Home’s Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel of visiting the Temple Mount earlier in the day, an allegation later denied by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.
Galon said Ariel had broken a Knesset ban on lawmakers visiting the Temple Mount on Wednesday morning. Edelstein said that the information was false, and because the issue was so ‘volatile’ it was important to emphasize that no Knesset members had visited the holy site since they were barred from the area late last year amid rising tensions in the capital.
Jerusalem Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) urged the government to improve infrastructure in the city’s eastern Arab neighborhoods, but emphasized that Jerusalem would remain united under any future peace agreement.
‘Unfortunately, one hears talk that in order to save Jerusalem, one must divide it. The Israeli public doesn’t want the city divided, and that’s why we will remain in power,’ said Elkin. ‘If we place a clear red line against dividing Jerusalem, as has been the case for years, we will be able to reach a peace deal, it doesn’t matter with which initiative — French, Saudi, or whatever.’
Israel on Sunday will mark Jerusalem Day, a national holiday that celebrates the 1967 Israeli capture of the Western Wall and Temple Mount holy sites, along with the city’s eastern half.