How to Stop the Sharon Plan

There are two hot issues that, if systematically marketed to influence public opinion, could force the Knesset to convene an emergency session in which Israel's lawmakers would have to reconsider the implementation of the plan, pending the convening of an Emergency Disengagement Investigation Commission.

David Bedein,

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The campaign against Ariel Sharon's Disengagement Plan has mistakenly focused on how to defeat 50,000 troops that Sharon has deployed to carry out his policy. The campaign against Sharon's plan should instead be focused on how to stop its implementation, before the implementation gains momentum.

There are two hot issues that, if systematically marketed to influence public opinion, could force the Knesset to convene an emergency session in which Israel's lawmakers would have to reconsider the implementation of the plan, pending the convening of an Emergency Disengagement Investigation Commission.

These two issues are:

1. The decision of the government of Israel from June 6th, 2004 not to allow international bodies to hand over confiscated assets from Gush Katif or Samaria to "anyone involved in terror"; and the subsequent directive of the government of Israel to the World Bank on June 23rd, 2004, which eliminated that vital clause. In other words, if the police or the IDF are asked to evict a Jew from his home and hand over his assets to terrorists, then they would be acting in direct violation of a crucial decision of the government of Israel.

2. The revelation that Eival Giladi, the prime minister's appointee to administer the Disengagement Plan has a special incentive to succeed, as he is paid handsomely by Palestinian interests to orchestrate the incursion of Palestinian enterprises - resorts and casinos - that would replace the evicted Jewish communities. This is the tip of the iceberg of people close to the prime minister who stand to reap personal benefit from the Disengagement.

The July 27th Knesset decision to delegate the Israel Comptroller to investigate the questionable appointment of Eival Giladi was not covered on Israeli radio or television, and not even mentioned in any major newspaper, despite the Knesset invitation to the entire media to cover the Knesset Committee's open hearing on Giladi's appointment.

The mainstream media in Israel will not cover either of these subjects.

The only way that the people of Israel will learn about these two issues will be through a campaign of info-ads in all of the media, combined with public forums, teach-ins and vigils. In this way, the people of Israel and its key opinion-makers will know what is really going on in the case of both issues.

Let my people know that:

The Sharon Plan, termed by his PR copywriter "disengagement", is actually a plan to empower the PLO. 14 clauses of Sharon's plan address Israel's commitment to strengthen an entity that remains at war with the state of Israel. The people of Israel have been conditioned by the media and even by Sharon's opposition to think that this is a program for "Gaza withdrawal".

It is not too late to ask those who want to stop Sharon's plan to invest in a systematic effort to stop the implementation of his plan.

We have less than two weeks left.




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