|…This is so wrong. It turns Jewish life re-born in Judea and Samaria into a punishment of the Arabs, which unwittingly confirms them in their paranoia that Zionism’s primary purpose has always been to aggress against the Ancient Ones. Settlements as evil and cruel, and never mind that the Jewish communities built on barren hillsides since 1967 displaced no Arabs and even led to gainful employment for them.
Israel, on the other hand, should finally – it is long overdue – declare Jewish development in Judea and Samaria not only legal but salutary, and proceed apace.
The great rabbi Hillel taught. “…and if I am not for myself, who will be for me?” so there is something awry when the government of the State of Israel cannot play defense attorney for the Jewish people in their claim to Jewish ownership in Judea and Samaria.
Our struggle for survival is a property dispute: who owns this real estate? And it is simply not right that Israel never makes its own case for ownership of this land in the court of public opinion…