Jerusalem Arabs: In-House Agents of Anti-Israel Agenda

The Jewish nation-state is illegitimate in the eyes of the main camp within East Jerusalem’s Arabs, whether or not a Palestinian Arab state is established alongside Israel.

Ron Jager,

Ron Jager
Ron Jager
PR

This week we sadly are witness to increased rioting and violence in east Jerusalem including the use by local Arab residents of lethal weapons against Jewish neighborhoods, Jewish motorists, and police and military forces.

East Jerusalem’s Arab residents are trying to destroy any semblance of co-existence in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel.  They are willing to sabotage the light rail system that brought their neighborhoods modern urban transportation.

This is a minority that is positioning itself to join the Palestinian Arabs in a complete rejection of Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem. Israel must acknowledge the fact that a large minority of more than 280,000 Arab residents in Jerusalem are fighting from within Israel’s borders against Israel's Jewish and democratic character. 

Even if a negotiated settlement is agreed upon to the conflict with the Arab world and with the Palestinian Arabs, this will be the next major conflict used by the global coalition of de-legitimization to attack Israel. East Jerusalem’s Arab citizens are not interested in “the [re-’67 borders with land swaps”, they are seeking no less than the transforming all of Jerusalem into a Muslim city.

East Jerusalem’s Arabs are demanding recognized status for their Palestinian Arab identity and reject their status as Israeli citizens. Their goal is to erode the biblical and historical role in Jewish history in the context of Jerusalem aiming to the point of annulling any Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

The Jewish nation-state is illegitimate in the eyes of the main camp within East Jerusalem’s Arabs, whether or not a Palestinian Arab state is established alongside Israel. Their strategy is to attack the Jewish presence in Jerusalem from the inside, using all democratic means of the State and of society, in the name of democracy, pluralism and human rights.  Their use of universal messages such as "a state of all its citizens" hides a wholly different purpose: It is an attempt to establish a bi-national state on the ruins of the Jewish state that will gradually change its demographic balance by rejecting the Israeli Law of Return and adopting the "right of return" for so-called refugees, starting with Jerusalem.

Despite the growing integration into Israel's society and economy and the ensuing prosperity unprecedented anywhere in all of the Middle East, East Jerusalem’s Arabs are committed to undermining Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem in its current format and reject her status as the eternal capital of the Jewish Nation.

Yet in all honesty, we should ask ourselves, does the conduct of East Jerusalem’s Arabs  seem any different from that of other minorities worldwide? East Jerusalem’s Arabs are a special case. We are not dealing with just a majority and a minority, but rather, a minority with the mentality of a majority vis-à-vis a Jewish majority with the mentality of a minority.


Israel affords more freedom to sympathize with the enemy than is granted to any minority in any democratic state in the world.
East Jerusalem’s Arabs are not holding on to their Israeli citizenship based on a desire to form a joint Israeli identity. For them, the joint identity's objective is to water down the state's Jewish democratic identity. The determination not to lose their Israeli citizenship stems from the realization that no Arab regime will grant them the high standard of living and free lifestyle that they can maintain in Jerusalem, thanks to the Jewish majority, something that always manages to delude them.

This doctrine is especially prevalent among the younger and more educated of East Jerusalem’s Arabs, who have adopted the belief that their struggle against the Jewish nation-state and Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem is part of their collective Palestinian Arab identity. They see nothing contradictory in benefiting from the Israel-produced fruits of the land of milk and honey, while working towards Israel’s destruction as a Jewish state.

East Jerusalem’s Arabs are increasingly electing radical representatives and their elites are committed to the more radical version of the struggle against the Jewish state.  In the political arena, the radicals are almost the only ones who are given public expression, held in high esteem as role models. The Israeli public, for the most part, is fed media generated messages by Israel’s left, brainwashing them to be reconciled to this "unavoidable" situation. A major result is that Israel affords more freedom to sympathize with the enemy than is granted to any minority in any democratic state in the world.

With rioting and violence reaching the very heart of many of the Jewish neighborhoods located adjacent to East Jerusalem’s Arab neighborhoods - and to any Jew who makes a wrong turn into one of them - there must be a decision to see that this comes to an end.

The government must recognize the fact that this is the reality that Israel is facing and not let the conflict with the Palestinian Arabs or with ISIS distract us from this ever-increasing particular threat and challenge to Israel as the "home of the Jewish Nation with Jerusalem its eternal capital".

Israel must thwart their aim to transform Jerusalem into a Muslim city, without deluding ourselves about the nature of their struggle. As Israel prepares for the new challenges posed by the radical Islamic forces  in Gaza, Lebanon and opposite the Ramat Hagolan,  it must be made more difficult, if not impossible, for east Jerusalem’s Arabs to transform themselves into in-house agents of the Palestinian Arab struggle against Israel.




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