A Disaster for Israel

In addition to the troubles from Gaza, there are serious problems from the Palestinian State in the east. A quarter of a million Arab refugees - men, women, and children - are marching towards Jerusalem to pray on the Temple Mount. From there, they intend to march to Sheikh Munis (north Tel Aviv) and other villages in the Gush Dan area that their families abandoned in the '48 war. We are waitin

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Shalom, this is Israel Radio News. The time is 10:00am, April 14, 2006. Today is the second anniversary of President Bush's speech in Washington, but instead of celebrations, more funerals are being held for "disengagement victims." The security forces, Magen David Adom, Zaka [Disaster Victim Identification], and many volunteers continue digging in the attempt to find signs of life in the ruins of the Azrieli Towers, which were razed in a terrorist attack when Palestinians fired a salvo of sophisticated rockets from Gaza to Tel Aviv.

The grim forecasts of the opponents of disengagement have come to pass, and despite all the painful concessions by the Israeli government, the quiet that we sought after is not on the horizon. To the contrary - since Prime Minister Sharon uprooted all the settlements of Gush Katif and the area was handed over to the Palestinians, Israel's southern cities have been under constant attack. Day after day, the Palestinians continue to fire Katyushas at Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Beersheva, with large numbers of casualties. The IDF is incapable of defending Israeli citizens.

In addition to the troubles from Gaza, there are serious problems from the Palestinian State in the east. A quarter of a million Arab refugees - men, women, and children - are marching towards Jerusalem to pray on the Temple Mount. From there, they intend to march to Sheikh Munis (north Tel Aviv) and other villages in the Gush Dan area that their families abandoned in the '48 war. We are waiting for an update by our correspondent on this mass march....

The IDF soldiers are powerless to respond to this march. Teargas for the dispersal of demonstrations cannot be used to disperse hundreds of thousands of people. Shooting at the refugees is not an option - live fire by IDF soldiers against unarmed marchers would be condemned throughout the world....

The refugees have succeeded to destroy the fence completely. They are continuing to march on to Jerusalem with nothing standing in their way. Our other correspondents are reporting that masses of Israeli Arabs have taken to the streets to greet their brothers from the Palestinian state. Just as in the October 2000 riots, the Arabs are attacking every Jew they encounter, and are destroying Jewish property whenever possible. This time, the disturbances are not limited to the Galilee area, but are breaking out everywhere. Magen David Adom and the police are not capable of dealing with the masses of rioters and the mounting casualties.

Our correspondent in the south reports that half a million Gaza Arabs have just begun marching onto Gush Dan. The security forces don't know how to stop this human flood. We're returning the broadcast to the studio, for further reports....

We want to remind our listeners that, in his April 2004 speech, President Bush stated: "I remain committed to my June 24, 2002 vision of two states living side by side [...] and to the Roadmap as the route to get there." This meant that after uprooting all the Jews from Gaza, the settlements in Judea and Samaria will be completely razed, including the settlement blocs in Gush Etzion, Ariel, and Maaleh Adumim.

After the 2004 Bush speech, the Arabs pretended to be incensed with the American President, but the truth, of course, was completely different.

Prime Minister Sharon indeed did attempt to stop the destruction of the settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria. He relied on President Bush's 2004 speech, which said: "In light of new realities on the ground, including already existing major Israeli population centers, it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949." Israel understood these statements to mean that President Bush favored the annexation of these settlement blocs. However, Bush later clarified his statement, to stress that what he was referring to were the Israeli population centers in Ramat Eshkol and French Hill in Jerusalem. The American refused to include the neighborhood of Gilo, in view of the strong opposition of the Arabs in Bethlehem....

Some two million Arab "refugees" have come to the Palestinian state on the West Bank, since its establishment in August 2005. The refugees have no place to live, to work, no livelihood and nothing to eat. Hundreds of refugee camps have sprung up everywhere. Jordan has erected a fence to prevent the entry of the refugees into the kingdom. The international community has demanded that Israel intervene and solve the humanitarian problems of these refugees, and that it should agree to open its gates to allow these refugees to live and work in Israel. As of now, Israel has refused this demand, since the demographic threat would lead to the elimination of the Jewish State of Israel.....

Shalom, this is Israel Radio News. The time is 10:00pm, April 14, 2006. All the Jewish residents of Israel are to enter the shelters and remain there until further notice....

Salaam aleikum, this is Ishmael Radio News. We, the jihad [holy war] army of the Arab refugees, proudly announce that Al-Quds [Jerusalem] is ours. We will soon also conquer Lod, Ramle, Jaffa, and all Palestine, from the sea to the Jordan. We are currently broadcasting from the studios that used to belong to Israel Radio.

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The above scenario is what will likely occur as a consequence of President Bush's April 2004 meeting with Prime Minister Sharon. In the event, G-d forbid, there is a majority for "disengagement" in the Likud referendum, the residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and their supporters, will have to save the country. How? By declaring throughout the entire world: We do not accept the results of the vote. No majority in the world is entitled to deport Jews from Eretz Yisrael and to hand it over to foreigners.

Just as a majority in the Knesset and the government cannot compel Sabbath observers to violate the Shabbat, so too, no majority is entitled to give over the Land of Israel to foreigners and to transfer Jews from their homes.

If the residents of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza stand firm on this question of principle and do not consent to leave their homes, nor succumb to the temptation of compensation and demagogic speeches about "the importance of democracy and the will of the majority," the government will not be able to uproot them. In this manner, the residents of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza will save the entire country from the dangers of the "disengagement" plan.

The residents of Judea, Gaza, and Samaria have been entrusted with the historic task of demonstrating that the only plan that will bring peace and security to the region is the divine plan that appears in the Bible. It is the repetitive promise that the L-rd made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, beginning with the promise made to our forefather Abraham: "For I give all the land that you see to you and your offspring forever." (Genesis 13:15)




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