I am ready to propose another multi-state solution. As you well
know, the President of the United States offered a "road map"
to a "two-state solution" quite some time ago. Many people,
including the President and both of his Secretaries of State serving
at and since that time have ignored that to consider a two-state
solution for the area chooses to ignore the facts. Truth be told,
a two-state solution has been in effect since the cease-fire of
1948, and even earlier actually, from the moment of the creation
of the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan by the British, against
the spirit of the League of Nations Mandate which gave the British
control of the Palestine Mandate for the purpose of enabling the
creation of a Jewish National Homeland.
The UN, in November of 1947 proposed the creation of a third state,
and the Arab States surrounding Israel rejected the creation
of yet another Arab state in the area. The Jews resident in the
area were willing to accept the international decision. As all
the Arab States in the area declared war on the nascent State
Last month, the Supreme Court of the State of Israel declared that
the residents of Judea, Samaria and Aza, (aka Gaza) are not entitled
to all the rights of Israelis residing within the boundaries of
The State of Israel. If this is to be accepted at face value, we
must garner from this that were the residents of Judea, Samaria
and Aza to declare their areas of settlement as either independent
States, or as a single federated State. Clearly, the government
of the State of Israel is not interested in the safety of these
people. Surely the Palestinian Authority will not welcome them.
Let them become the independent State(s) that they wish to. The
State of Israel should be happy to have one or more States on its
borders with which it can expect normal and not merely "normalized"
It should not be too much to ask for the State of Israel to pledge
to protect these young States, and maybe even sponsor them for membership
in the United Nations. What a joy it would be for there to be four
Jewish States to count on each other against the approximately 40
Arab/Muslim States in the UN.
If Israel will not stop the deportations from Judea, Samaria and
Aza, then a declaration of Independence should do the trick. With
no jurisdiction in those areas, Israel will have disengaged, built
a buffer zone against the PA, and not had to start down the road
toward a Civil War.
Support the YeShA independence
We cannot achieve Peace through
ceding Piece after Piece.
© 2005 Rabbi Haim Cassorla
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