Jews have lived in Judea-Samaria and Gaza Strip continuously for 4000 years. Many of the most ancient and holy Jewish sites, including the Cave of the Patriarchs, (the burial site of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), are located in these areas. Joseph’s tomb is located in Nablus, originally Shechem, a four- thousand year old city amidst the mountains of Shomron in Samaria.
It's Official: Arabs Destroy Joseph's Tomb
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Joseph’s Tomb Gets a Paint Job After 9 Years of Arab Desecration
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About the West Bank
CIA report: Israel will fall in 20 years,
Franklin Lamb (Fri, 13 Mar 2009): A study conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has cast doubt over Israel’s survival beyond the next 20 years.The CIA report predicts “an inexorable movement away from a two-state to a one-state solution, as the most viable model based on democratic principles of full equality that sheds the looming specter of colonial Apartheid while allowing for the return of the and 1967 refugees. The latter being the precondition for sustainable peace in the region.”
The study, which has been made available only to a certain number of individuals, further forecasts the return of all Palestinian refugees to the occupied territories, and the exodus of two million Israeli – who would move to the US in the next fifteen years.
“There is over 500,000 Israelis with American passports and more than 300,000 living in the area of just California,” International lawyer Franklin Lamb said in an interview with Press TV on Friday, adding that those who do not have American or western passport, have already applied for them.“So I think the handwriting at least among the public in Israel is on the wall…[which] suggests history will reject the colonial enterprise sooner or later,” Lamb stressed.
He said CIA, in its report, alludes to the unexpectedly quick fall of the apartheid government in South Africa and recalls the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, suggesting the end to the dream of an ‘Israeli land’ would happen ‘way sooner’ than later. The study further predicts the return of over one and a half million Israelis to Russia and other parts of Europe, and denotes a decline in Israeli births whereas a rise in the Palestinian population.
Lamb said given the Israeli conduct toward the Palestinians and the Gaza strip in particular, the American public — which has been voicing its protest against Tel Aviv’s measures in the last 25 years — may ‘not take it anymore’. Some members of the US Senate Intelligence Committee have been informed of the report. (www.altermedia).
The White House have said that the terrorist groups Hamas and Hizbollah must renounce violence and recognize Israel before they can expect even low-level US engagement...
Hizbollah vows to ‘never recognise Israel’ “We reject the American conditions ...today, tomorrow and after 1,000 years and even until the end of time, as long as Hizbollah exists, it will never recognise Israel,” Mr Nasrallah said. (The National, March 14. 2009).
But Hamas says asked by US to keep silent on talks: Islamist group source says senior American officials request contacts remain secret 'so as not to rouse Jewish lobby.' The Hamas figure told the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper that the Americans fear discussing the talks publicly would "rouse the Jewish lobby and other pressure groups in the US and cause them to pressure the administration to suspend all talks with Hamas."
The Hamas figure, who is close to Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the government in Gaza, added, "This is a sensitive subject. The Americans don't want anyone to comment on it because this would catch the attention of pressure groups (in the US) and cause problems." He said Hamas' exiled leadership in Damascus is overseeing the contacts behind closed doors.
Russian FM: Talking to Hamas important: "In all our talks with Hamas we try to convince our colleagues to move to the diplomatic route, to draw nearer to the PLO's stand and support the Arab peace initiative." ...We believe efforts must continue both in the economic and security-related fields, as well as in the diplomatic route,
otherwise extremism will increase and radical elements will be encouraged to act."
The Egyptian threat: Alluding to Israeli suggestions that the Iranian nuclear program is the region's major problem, Aboul Gheit, said he and Clinton discussed Iran, but that the Palestinian question is the core issue and that continued inaction on it would pose dangers beyond the Middle East. "In the absence of such negotiations, and success of the negotiations and seeing the emergence of Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel, then I think situation will worsen in this part of the world and we will be, all of us, not only people in the region but countries in the region but also the United States and the Western world as well as the world at large-we will be all witnessing a very difficult situation," (Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, May 27, 2009). That is, we will face a nuclear Iran, Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, etc. terrorist attacks.
The Jordanian threat: King Abdullah II of Jordan warned in comments; that time is running out for the Obama administration to help acheive a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. "I've heard people in Washington talking about Iran, again Iran, always Iran," Abdullah was quoted as saying. "But I insist on, and keep insisting on the Palestinian question: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the most serious threat to the stability of the region and the Mediterranean." He said the two sides have a window of opportunity over the next year to make progress on creating a two-state solution, after which point the possibility of a Palestinian state will disappear as more Arab land gets swallowed up by Jewish settlements. (Jordan's King Abdullah II: U.S. attention to Iran taking away from Israel-Palestinian peace efforts, AP, October 19th 2009). Jordan's King Abdullah II has warned of a new regional war should an upcoming Arab summit on the Middle East peace process prove futile. (Jordan's King warns of summer war, PressTV, Sun, 18 Apr 2010).
Since 2002, the Arab world has held out for Israel to accept the “Saudi Peace Initiative” without any changes. The proposal includes Israel’s acceptance of the immigration of approximately five million Arabs who claim that they or their ancestors lived in the Land of Israel. Under the Saudi initiative, Israel would surrender all of the land restored to the Jewish State in the Six Day War in 1967. The areas include Jerusalem neighborhoods where 300,000 Jews live, especially the Old City, whose focal point is the Temple Mount and its Western Wall.
Moreover, the PA has reached even "high level engagement" by fooling the US.
Before Mahmoud Abbas,
the head of the PA, took Yasser Arafat’s place, he was the chief financial officer of the PLO who funded the Munich Massacre.
Now, Obama and the USA is the chief financial officer of the PA.
Obama: US to Pour $400 Million into PA (terrorist state): The President also mentioned, once, the need for “more progress on both security as well as incitement issues” – to which Abbas responded, “I say in front of you, Mr. President, that we have nothing to do with incitement against Israel, and we’re not doing that.”
In actuality, however, the most recent report by Palestinian Media Watch shows that “the Palestinian Authority, the Fatah leaders and the Abbas-controlled official PA media continue to deny Israel’s existence, deny Israel’s right to exist, define the conflict with Israel as an uncompromising religious war for Allah, promote hatred through demonization, slander and libel, and glorify terror and violence.”
Abbas Talks Nice to US Jews while PA TV Calls Them Animals
Dahlan to Hamas: Never recognize Israel, “For the one thousandth time, I want to reaffirm that we are not asking
recognize Israel's right to exist. Rather, we are asking
Hamas not to do so because Fatah never recognized Israel's right to exist." He explained that it was the PLO, and not Fatah, which recognized Israel's right to exist when the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993. F
atah is the largest faction in the PLO. The second largest faction is the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. "We acknowledge that the PLO did
recognize Israel's right to exist, but we are not bound by it as a resistance faction," he added. (
Obama unveils 400 million dollar Palestinian aid package: US President Barack Obama called the situation in the impoverished Gaza Strip "unsustainable," and Abbas said there was a need to lift the "siege" of the Palestinian people (10/06/2010, France24.com).
What About Hamas' Siege of Gaza? "As Israeli naval commandos raided the flotilla convoy that was on its way to Gaza, Hamas security officers stormed the offices of five non-governmental organizations, confiscated equipment and documents, and ordered them closed indefinitely.
Ever since it seized control over Gaza in 2007, Hamas has imposed a reign of terror on the local population in general and its critics in particular. Hamas has brought nothing to the Palestinians in Gaza other than death and disaster.
Hamas' recent decision to ban municipal elections in Gaza is yet another violation of the basic rights of its constituents.
Hundreds of Palestinians have been arrested by Hamas security forces for daring to speak out against tyranny and intimidation in Gaza. Over the past three years, dozens of Fatah officials and members have either been thrown into prison or killed.
Under Hamas, Gaza is being transformed into a fundamentalist Islamic entity resembling the regimes of the Ayatollahs in Iran and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Those who seek confrontation with Israel in the sea are only emboldening Hamas and helping it tighten its grip on the people of Gaza. (Read more: What About Hamas' Siege of Gaza? - Khaled Abu Toameh, Hudson Institute-New York).
U.S.: Hamas Responsible for Gaza Situation:
Spokesman Philip J. Crowley said: "We have offered Hamas a spot at the table many, many times if Hamas will agree to very straightforward conditions - recognize Israel, recognize existing agreements, and give up violence against Israel. Those are not complex demands."
"There are two stories here. There's a compelling and urgent humanitarian crisis in Gaza. And there is a growing economy and a relatively stable situation that is improving every day in the West Bank. What is the difference between those two? It's not the difference of Palestinians who live in the West Bank and...in Gaza. It is the nature of the government that is currently ruling in the West Bank and was part of a unified government until Hamas changed the situation on the ground in Gaza. So let's put the responsibility where it clearly lies. It is Hamas' unwillingness to come to the table, to be a constructive force, to meet the international community or the Quartet's clear, straightforward conditions and play a constructive role in the region. That opportunity is available to Hamas. But because Hamas chooses, rather than serving the needs of its people, to fire rockets at Israel, that's the reason why you have the current situation in Gaza."
"But the fundamental responsibility as to why... you have one situation in the West Bank, because you have – the Palestinian Authority has committed itself to peace and committed itself to serve the needs of its people.
And you have another government entity ruling Gaza that has chosen a different and destructive course, and that unfortunately has impact on the people of Gaza.
So the contrast here is between the Palestinian Authority committed to peace in the region and actively working through proximity talks to reach that point (???),
and a terrorist organization that has taken over Gaza and unfortunately, in the process of doing that, is no longer serving the needs of its people
(June 9, 2010, State
"The (PLO) Organization adopted the idea of the secular state...
The day The PLO adopts Islam as its way of life, we will become its soldiers, and fuel for its fire that will burn the enemies."
Fatah Official: “Our Goal is Not Peace, but Rather Palestine”
"Our goal has never been peace,” says a Fatah official in a PA TV panel. “Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine" – meaning the conquest of Israel.
Headed by Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah is considered the more moderate wing of the Palestinian Authority, compared with Hamas.
The panel discussion shows that in actuality, Fatah is no less firm than Hamas in seeking the goal of Israel’s destruction. Kifah Radaydeh, the deputy head of the Jerusalem chapter of Fatah, says openly that the PA will resume violence and terror against Israel when Fatah is "capable," and "according to what seems right."
"It has been said that we are negotiating for peace,” she further stated, “but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine."
Senior PA official Mohammed Dahlan stressed that Fatah adamantly refuses to recognize Israel, and that even the Palestinian Authority’s recognition is only for the sake of receiving foreign aid:
"…the Fatah movement does not recognize Israel, even today... [such recognition is] required of the government but not of the Fatah, so that this government will be able to offer the necessary assistance, to carry out the necessary reconstruction, to offer assistance to the sick, to bring relief to needy families... This can be dealt with [only] by a government that has relations with the international community, one that is acceptable to the international community, in order that we can work together and benefit from the international community."
Fatah: No Recognition of Israel – Ever:
"Fatah controls the PA in Judea and Samaria, and is the party of Abbas. Unlike the rival breakaway PA led by Hamas in Gaza, the Fatah-led PA has agreed to recognize Israel, although it will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
The PA recognizes Israel because if it did not, it would not be able to “serve the Palestinian people,”
Natsheh explained. However, Fatah does not have such constraints.
Not only will Fatah never recognize Israel, but it will never end its call for armed struggle against Israel, he said. “Let those who are deluding themselves hear: this will never happen,” he said. A second senior Fatah member, Azzam el-Ahmed, agreed that Fatah would not drop its call to wage war on Israel."
State Dept. Spokesman Speaks of "Extremists on All Sides:" The Differences Between Fatah and Hamas: State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley then summed up his view of the differences between Hamas and Fatah: “I think it’ll be important for people in the region to look at the contrast between the vision of Hamas and endless conflict, and the vision of leaders such as President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad who are pursuing peace and also building up the institutions necessary for an eventual Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace and security with Israel. The two visions of the Middle East are in stark relief today. And we’re gratified that on this side of the equation, we have a committed leader like President Abbas who is willing to resist – to condemn that violence and continue his pursuit – his life’s pursuit of peace in the region.”
”If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,
people will eventually come to believe it..." (Josef Goebbels).
Rivlin: By Condemning Israel, World Caters to Terrorism: "In light of the weakness being broadcast by the international community towards terrorism and the organizations that back, is it any wonder that there are countries who find it more attractive to join the axis of evil..."
Psalm 119:19 ”Ger anochi va’aretz
… “I (David) am a stranger upon the earth (among evil-doers); do not conceal from me Your commandments.” Genesis 47:9 ” And Jacob said to Pharaoh,.. The days of the years of my life have been few and miserable, and they have not reached (in goodness) the days of the years of the lives of my forefathers in the days of their sojournings."
Leviticus 25:23 ”
And the land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and settlers with Me.” 1 Chr. 29:15 "For we are strangers before You, and inhabitants like all our forefathers (and we have no share or inheritance in the land and not a possession, only to live in it, i.e., the Jews are His guests); as a shadow are our days on the earth, and there is no hope" (No one has hope that he will not die). Psalm 89:12 ”The heaven is Yours, even the earth is Yours; the inhabited earth and the fullness thereof-You founded them.” And as His guest, we should behave and act according to His Instruction (Torah).
Psalm 39:13 ”Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hearken to my cry. Be not silent to my tears, for I am a stranger with You, a dweller as all my forefathers.”
Psalm 119:49-51,21,52-55 ”Remember a word to Your servant, through which You gave me hope. This is my consolation in my affliction, for Your word has sustained me. Willful sinners derided me greatly; I did not turn away from Your Torah. You shall rebuke cursed willful sinners who stray from Your commandments. I remembered Your judgments of old, O Lord, and I was consoled. Quaking gripped me because of the wicked men who abandoned Your Torah. Your statutes were to me as songs in the house of my sojournings. At night (at a time of distress and darkness) I remembered Your name, O Lord, and I kept Your Torah.”
Numbers 23:9 "For from their beginning, I see them (Israel) as mountain peaks, and I behold them as hills;" Rashi:
I look at their origins and the beginning of their roots, and I see them established and powerful, like these mountains and hills, because of their Patriarchs and Matriarchs.
"it is a nation that will dwell alone" (Targum, (Onkelos): It is a nation that is alone destined to inherit the world), "and will not be reckoned among the nations" (Targum (Onkelos): they will not perish along with the other nations),
Jeremiah 30:11 "For I am with you, says the Lord, to save you, for I will make an end of all the nations where I dispersed you (they will not be reckoned with the rest),
but of you I will not make an end, but I will chasten you in measure, and I will not completely destroy you." (According to the Law of the Torah, Lev. Ch. 26, Deut. Ch. 28).
Zechariah 12:9 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." (Isaiah 60:12, 41:11-12, Tzefaniah Chs. 1-3, Why will you be destroyed? Isaiah 24:1-6).
Zechariah 14:16 "And it will come to pass that everyone left of the nations who came up against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to prostrate himself to the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to celebrate the festival of Tabernacles." "I have an easy commandment named Sukkah..." (Avodah Zarah (3a).
Ezekiel 37:24-28 "And My servant David shall be king over them, and one shepherd shall be for them all, and they shall walk in My ordinances and observe My statutes and perform them.
And they shall dwell on the land that I have given to My servant, to Jacob, wherein your forefathers lived; and they shall dwell upon it, they and their children and their children's children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever.
And I will form a covenant of peace for them, an everlasting covenant shall be with them (Leviticus 26:1-9, Isaiah 54:10, Ezekiel 34:25-31); and I will establish them and I will multiply them, and I will place My Sanctuary in their midst forever.
And My dwelling place shall be over them, and I will be to them for a God, and they shall be to Me as a people.
And the nations shall know that I am the Lord, Who sanctifies Israel, when My Sanctuary is in their midst forever." See Ezekiel 36, Psalm 83.
Isaiah 60:14-18 "And the children of your oppressors shall go to you bent over, and those who despised you shall prostrate themselves at the soles of your feet, and they shall call you 'the city of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.'
Instead of your being forsaken and hated without a passerby, I will make you an everlasting pride, the joy of every generation.
And you shall suck the milk of nations and the breast of kings you shall suck, and you shall know that I am the Lord, your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
Instead of the copper I will bring gold, and instead of the iron I will bring silver, and instead of the wood, copper, and instead of the stones, iron, and I will make your officers peace and your rulers righteousness. Violence (hamas) shall no longer be heard in your land, neither robbery nor destruction within your borders, and you shall call salvation your walls and your gates praise."
The second chapter of Tehillim (Psalms) begins, "Why do nations assemble and peoples plot in vain, kings of the earth take their stand and regents intrigue together against Hashem and His anointed? Let us break the cords of their yoke and shake their ropes off us!"
The holy Alshich explains that the nations of the world fulminate against Hashem and His anointed nation because they fear the ultimate coming of Mashiach. They have concluded that instead of opposing Hashem at that time, it would be better to sever the link between Hashem and the Jewish people now, forestalling the redemption altogether. The wicked reason that by destroying our connection with our Father in Heaven, they will never have to face the final reckoning (Rabbi Yitzchok Rubin).