To Save Jerusalem We Must End the 'Peace Process'

Our defensive line must be the Jordan River.

Ted Belman,

Ted Belman
Ted Belman
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The Coordinating Council on Jerusalem is off to a good start. The organizations joining, and there are many, have accepted the principle that defending Jerusalem from division is more
The rabbi was wrong in his facts, wrong in his law and wrong in his belief that a negotiated peace was possible.
important than unquestioned support of decisions made by the government of Israel:

"Preserving an undivided Jerusalem is a paramount issue not only for Israelis, but for the worldwide Jewish Community. This is not a decision any Israeli government can make unilaterally. Jerusalem belongs to all Jews, even those not living in Israel, and their opinion matters."

But this initiative is meeting some resistance.

First, Rabbi Kanesfsky, an Orthodox rabbi in California, publicly asked that Jerusalem be negotiable in order not to tie the hands of the government in Israel. I argued (in "We Must Be Honest and Realistic") that the rabbi was wrong in his facts, wrong in his law and wrong in his belief that a negotiated peace was possible.

In response to my statement, "Regardless of what the governments of Israel and the US tell you, a two-state solution is a prescription for war, not peace, and it will never be viable," one leader wrote, highlighting another fault line: "The mission of this coalition is about Jerusalem only. We at the RCA joined with that understanding."

Jeff Ballabon summarized the dispute: "As a coordinating council, the relevant question is whether groups want to adopt a 'no 2-state' bottom line or a 'no negotiations on Jerusalem' bottom line."

My answer is very simple. If one really wants to keep Jerusalem undivided, and not just mouth platitudes, then one must fight the entire peace process. If Israel cedes Judea and Samaria to the Arabs or recognizes Palestine as the Palestinian national home, it will be impossible to protect Jerusalem from being divided. Our defensive line must be the Jordan River and not the boundaries of Jerusalem.

In "Painful Concessions", I warned, "The 'peace process' is like an enormous ship traveling with great momentum to a predetermined destination. Nothing Israel can do will stop it or alter its course. While Israel continues to debate the details, the ship continues, inexorably."
The "peace process" is a threat not only to Jerusalem, but also to Israel itself.

The "peace process" is a threat not only to Jerusalem, but also to Israel itself. The peace-mongers, including Rabbi Kanefsky, are so blinded by wishful thinking that they can't see the facts. They ignore everything the Arabs say and do in pursuit of their blind ambition.

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "One of the great tragedies of life is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of brutal facts."

The die-hards among them are unable to accept that Islamic "peace" and Israel are mutually exclusive; or that disengagement and withdrawal, unilateral or otherwise, will decrease our security rather than increase it; or that withdrawal will bring us war, not peace.

When are these liberals going to be mugged by reality?

To save Jerusalem we must kill the "peace process."


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