Judea and Samaria Are Israel

PikiWiki_Israel_22218_Geography_of_IsraelJudea and Samaria (the West Bank) belong to Israel.  These areas are Jewish areas of the State of Israel. Period. While John Kerry and others pressure Israel to return these so-called disputed territories, the reality is that the conflict in the Middle East is about the fact that the Arabs cannot accept a Jewish state.  (And even if Israel did return these territories, there wouldn’t be peace – for the Arabs want to use peace to destroy Israel piece by piece.) 

The world must understand that our people are called Jews because we come from Judea. The fact remains that these territories are an integral part of the State of Israel, and have always been connected to the Jewish people.

Ten great quotes affirming that this region belongs to Israel:

• Yoram Ettinger, a consultant at the Ariel Center for Policy Research: “Many world-renowned travelers, historians and archeologists of earlier centuries refer to ‘Judea and Samaria,’ while the term ‘West Bank’ was coined only 60 years ago. Jordan gave the region this name when it occupied it after Israel’s War of Independence. No nation on earth other than Britain and Pakistan recognized Jordan’s claim to Judea and Samaria. … Even the Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as official British and Ottoman records until 1950, used the term Judea and Samaria, and not the West Bank.” 

• The San Remo Resolution of 1920 “recognized the exclusive national Jewish rights to the Land of Israel under international law, on the strength of the historical connection of the Jewish people to the territory previously known as Palestine. The outcome of this declaration gave birth to the ‘Mandate for Palestine,’ an historical League of Nations document that laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.” (This document clearly establishes that Israeli settlements are completely legal.)

• Books and history which detailed Judea and Samaria include “H. B. Tristram (The Land of Israel, 1865); Mark Twain (Innocents Abroad, 1867); R.A. MacAlister and Masterman (“Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly”); A.P. Stanley (Sinai and Palestine, 1887); E. Robinson and E. Smith (Biblical Researches in Palestine, 1841); C.W. Van de Velde (Peise durch Syrien und Paletsinea, 1861); and Felix Bovet (Voyage en Taire Sainte, 1864).”

• “Israel’s days without Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria are gone and will not return.” Yitzchak Shamir, former Prime Minister of the State of Israel

• “Israel won the war – after they were attacked by Arab nations. In the real world, winners win – and even when the Jews win, they keep the land.” Ronn Torossian

• “[S]ince the territories of Judea and Samaria were never a legitimate part of any Arab state, including the Kingdom of Jordan, it is impossible to determine that Israel is an occupier in Judea and Samaria in the accepted legal definition. What’s more is that the Jewish people have a historic, legal, and physical link to Judea and Samaria.”  – Col. (res.) Daniel Reisner, former head of the international law department in the Military Advocate General’s Corps

• “Israel’s presence in the West Bank is not occupation, the Israeli settlements are legal under international law[.]” – The 2012 Edmund Levy Report

• “[We must] operate out of a sense of advancing our rights, the rights of the Jewish people as an indigenous nation in its land. The Jews are the oldest nation here, but the State of Israel rarely mentioned this. It has rarely mentioned the fact that these are territories where we have had rights from time immemorial. It has rarely mentioned international documents like the Balfour Declaration, the San Remo Declaration, the U.N. Charter, and the British Mandate as approved by the League of Nations, all of which are very relevant as they relate to our rights here. … [T]hat what we are dealing with is not occupation … It is inconceivable that the entire world will repeat the mantra about Judea and Samaria being occupied territory when from a factual standpoint there is no legal basis for this. … When Kerry claims, even before the negotiations ended, that we have no rights in territories over which negotiations are being held and where settlements are illegitimate, he is in essence adopting the Palestinian position and harming the negotiations. If the negotiations are intended to determine the fate of the settlements, then by all means. Even if you are the secretary of state, don’t prejudice the negotiations by stating beforehand that they are illegitimate.” – Alan Baker, an attorney & former Israel Ambassador to Canada

• “If Judea and Samaria should ever be given up to the Arabs by any imposed Mideast peace settlement, Jerusalem the capital, Tel Aviv and the Coastal Plain would be in jeopardy.” – Dani Dayan, Council of Jewish Settlers

• “The connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel has lasted for more than 3,500 years. Judea and Samaria, the places where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, David and Solomon, and Isaiah and Jeremiah lived are not alien to us. This is the land of our forefathers.” – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Indeed, what Israel should remember always is that the Jewish right to Israel is eternal.  Politics – and politicians – too shall come and go. 

As the Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky said many years ago: “Do not say, so what if we concede Hebron, Nablus and beyond the Jordan — this concession is not comprised of words devoid of meaning, and everyone will understand this to be the case. Do not underestimate the power of a concession! … Do not underestimate the power of a right, and don’t exaggerate the value of a building that is being built. I, too, respect the construction of a building, but woe upon us if we extract the basis of our right to exist from it.”

Zionism and Israel is moral and just and the Jewish right to the entire Land of Israel is eternal.

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  • Bobby Pataki

    Stupid JEW.

    The word “Jew” does not come from “Judea”, but from “Judah” a historical kingdom that broke off from Israel.

    Jews are a virus on humanity.

    • Moa

      Your racism is not acceptable!

      • Lanna

        God won’t accept their anti-semetism either! Judah’s territory encompassed primarily the hill country, (the region between Jerusalem and Hebron) and the largely inhabited Negeb, (the desolate wilderness of Judah. Judges 1: 16.

    • UCSPanther

      Another loudmouth antisemitic schmuck.

      Your idiocy is the biggest reason why you have failed throughout the centuries.

      • Drakken

        I always suggest that if they hate Israel so much, that they should go join the Islamic jihad, s that they can put their money here their mouth is, they never seem to take me up on that offer, I wonder why?

        • defcon 4

          Kinda seems like their commitment to allah is only skin deep.

        • UCSPanther

          Most antisemites are cowards. Their impotent rage is most likely from their frustration that reality NEVER follows their narrative, and anyone who pays attention will quickly understand that.

          Their attacks remind me of someone who throws dung at a wall in hopes that something will stick.

    • Avi

      To Evil Moron Bobby Pataki.
      - Jew is short for Judean which means belonging to the tribe of Judah. In Hebrew, the three words are Yehudi, Yehudah, and Yehudah.
      - Judah did not break off from Israel. Rather, after king Solomon’s death, the northern tribes of the kingdom of Israel broke off from the southern tribes, meaning mainly Judah.
      So much for your knowledge of etymology and history. But worse than your ignorance of facts, is your moral depravity. Your hatred of a good people, the Jews, is sure evidence of your low personal morals.

      • Ariel, WatchMan

        Thank you Avi.

    • iluvisrael

      right – Jews are so stupid – that must be why there are so many JEWISH names on the list of nobel science prize winners – and that gadget you’re sending messages has parts created in Israel – I guess lil bobbi is the real moron

    • Silver Gonzales

      Thank you for showing us your hatred. THIS IS THE REASON WHY JUDEA WILL NEVER BE GIVEN TO A MUSLIM despite Bibi, Yesh Lapid the lapdog, Ditzy Tsipi and many of the well paid dingbats in the Knesset and Israeli media.

    • StanleyT

      Hey Bobby, on the subject of virus …

    • mackykam

      Stupid Hungarian- American.

      Judea comes from Judah, as does the name Jew. Israel and Judea were formed when the Kingdom of Solomon split.

      As for Jews being a virus, well, I guess you were infected by Jew Jesus virus. Tell me, does your praying and genuflecting to a dead Jew work for you? I know praying to my God works for me.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        bobby is a magyar sertés.

      • T800

        AFAIK,Pataki is not a Hungarian name.
        Not that I’m any expert on Hungary. but I am half-Hungarian.
        I disown his anti-semitics.

        • mackykam

          former governor of NY was named Pataki: his ancestry is pure Hungarian. that’s what I went on.

    • defcon 4

      Allahu ackbar pig!

  • Ohev Shedayim

    Great article and indeed these territories belong to the Jews.

  • The Facts

    Mr. Torossian almost makes a convincing argument in his article. Really, though, Judea can be said to be Jewish, but Samaria, home of the Samaritans cannot. The Unified Kingdom of Israel only lasted from 1020-930 BC. 90 years. That’s not much longer than the Soviet Union, and nobody would tolerate a “Land of Soviet Union” claiming an ancestral right to Finland 2000 years from now. Also, the Jews are named after Yehudah, the fourth son of Jacob, not after Judea. These people did not settle in Jeusalem, by the way. The tribe of Benjamin did. North of the was settled by the Tribe of Menasseh. History shows that Assyrians have just as much claim to the area.

    • StanleyT

      Israel’s claim to the land under international law has nothing to do with ancient history and everything to do with something else the article addresses: the Mandate for Palestine. All of Palestine was set aside to be a homeland for the Jewish people. This most certainly did not come at the expense of the Arabs of the Middle East, as the same mandatory process gave them Lebanon, Syria and Mesopatamia (Iraq) – and subsequently, Britain gave 80% of Palestine to the Hashemites, in the form of Transjordan (now Jordan). As for Arabs living within the area of Palestine set aside for the Jews, right from the beginning the Jews showed themselves more than happy to share the land. It was the Arabs who attacked, repeatedly.

      • The Facts

        There is text in the Mandate for Palestine that says Israel is to ethnically cleanse the West Bank? The Mandate for Palestine has text for the complete withdrawal of Britain from control of the region afterward?

        • StanleyT

          What on earth are you talking about?

        • mikeh420

          Oh, but it was OK for Transjordan to ethnically cleanse itself of all Jews when it was founded, on land meant for Jews?

          • The Facts

            No. Ethnic cleansing is bad.

        • defcon 4

          Just to be clear, there is text in the charter of Hamas that not only calls for ethnic cleansing of Israel of every last Jew and cites an “authentic” hadith that calls for the extermination of Jews?

          • The Facts

            Well, that’s not very nice, is it? Perhaps both sides should stop that.

          • defcon 4

            Ah yes, the classic islam0nazi fallacy of equivalence. I’m sorry, but no Israel is in now way equivalent to the islam0nazis who run Gaza, or the rest of the Mid-East and N. Africa for that matter.

          • The Facts

            Right. Israelis are morally above anybody. Can’t be compared. Magical. Like unicorns.

          • Drakken

            I keep telling you to go join your heroic arabs, Darwin always did like a winner like you and yours.

          • defcon 4

            Why didn’t you write Djinns? Or are they not mythical creatures?

          • Drakken

            Islam is islam shortbus so go ahead and tell the effing ragheads that first, then the rest of us will talk.

          • T800

            Israel treats it’s muslim and Arab citizens very well,same rights AND political representation as any Jew.(that NO Arab nation gives it’s Jewry)
            But the West Bank residents are not Israeli citizens,except in the settlements. Israel is under no requirement to give non-citizens the rights of Israelis. Also,after Israel annexed part of the Golan,it allowed the Golani residents to choose to become Israeli citizens,and many if not most of them did so.

        • defcon 4

          What happened to the Jews of:
          1. Syria
          2. Iraq
          3. Gaza
          4. Egypt
          5. the rest of N. Africa again?
          Who has ethnically cleansed whom?

    • defcon 4

      Maybe we should ask the Samaritans if they want to live under porcine, palestinian, islam0nazi rule?

      • The Facts

        You’ll have to ask them the type of questions you are intellectually capable of.

        • Bamaguje

          Where are these Samaritans anyway?
          Talk of Samaritans today is as ridiculous as babbling about Jebusites, Hittites or Perizites… they no longer exist.

          I’m not sure why you think Assyrians have equal claim to Palestine as Jews… They (Assyrians) were just one among numerous other conquerors who trampled on the historic Israel. Just like Romans, Babylonians, Arabs, Turks etc.

          Anyway, I’m pretty sure the small community of Assyrian Christians in Iraq is on Israel’s side.

    • dartson

      The Samaritans are a Jewish sect which still has few communities in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. So, yes, Samaria belongs to them and not to the Arab invaders from Saudi Arabia.

    • mikeh420

      The Facts, indeed.

      Judea, or more accurately, Yehuda, was the name of the land that the descendants of Judah, or Yehuda, lived on.

      • The Facts

        Eventually, yes, but that’s no Eretz Israel, is it?

        • defcon 4

          “Eventually”? That happened over 2500 years ago, back when Arabs were nothing more than goat and camel snugglers living in tents.

          • The Facts

            Yeah. I read about a guy who was complaining about half of his family living on welfare but buying a white Escalade. Guy is really proud about taking the bus. Has an undying lust for Pam Geller. Almost seems like the people you are describing.

    • PhillipGaley

      “History shows the Assyrians to have as much claim to the area.”?

      Rully?

      As in “I think and I speak, therefore I am.”, will the real Assyrians now stand and speak, . . .

  • Tradecraft46

    All this intellectual business is beside the point as does no good: you need a program.

    My suggestion would be to buy the land. Worked for Roger Williams in Rhode Island. Certainly there are problems, but a third party supervised registry, and the ability for the seller to keep confidentiality and or get out of the area would do.

    So far all the Israelis have done is whine.

    • StanleyT

      You are either naive or deliberately obtuse. The first and second Aliyah of the late 19th and early 20th centuries began with Jews in Palestine buying the land, and yet they are still considered to be “occupiers” (ask any Arab about the land the Jews controlled after 1948). Secondly, who would they buy the land from? Most of it is state land, which was owned by the Ottoman Empire – and which that Empire lost in World War 1. In other words, the League of Nations had every right to set this land aside for the Jews.
      Thirdly, the “Palestinians” have a law which states that anyone who sells land to a Jew is liable to the death penalty. So even if somebody could prove they owned some land, they would not dare sell it. (Even on the rare occasion when an Arab does sell land, he quickly denies it, just to save his life.)

      • Tradecraft46

        You sound like an Israel.

        1. I am not concerned with 48, I am concerned with now. Further your statement does not logically follow. Judea and Samaria were taken from Jordan in 67 and held by Right of Conquest. My source on that is Dr. Schwebel, late of the World Court. I think Arab opinion is irrelevant on this one. Nothing except the end of Israel is going to change their minds.

        2. The land is not under Ottoman control now, unless I am seriously confused. Don’t conflate the League grant with conquest. Keep your time lines straight.

        3. Their law may say that but it is not sovereign that is why I said third party supervision and protection. You exercise sovereignty so you protect people.

        Your arguments sound like many I have read in the Israel Press. There is a large party that want to buy peace with land which is a vain hope.

        Go back to your parrot master, and get some clarification.

        • defcon 4

          Your second to last paragraph makes a lot of sense, and 70 years of unremitting islamic terrorism against Israel and Jews kinda serve to underscore your point.

          • Tradecraft46

            Well, it has worked else where.

          • defcon 4

            How could “third party supervision and protection” work in the W. Bank? Who would be that “third party”? The islam0fascist controlled UN?

        • StanleyT

          I am not an Israeli.
          1. Jordan controlled Judea and Samaria by conquest (1948 – which makes that time very relevant). That control was never recognized by anyone except Jordan, Britain and Pakistan. Prior to that illegal conquest, the land was supposed to part of the Jewish homeland. That’s a fact, not “parroting”.
          2. The land is now under Israeli control, which is where it was supposed to be. I was replying to your idiotic suggestion that the Jews buy it. Buy it from whom? It belongs to them and they have the legal right to it.
          3. I don’t understand your point here.

          You may not like the sound of my arguments but frankly, that’s your problem. They are sound and very real arguments, and they are based on international law. Your initial suggestion was clearly obtuse and not naive (I gave you the benefit of the doubt) and seems to stem from another belief you clearly have – the Jews have money, so let them pay for it.

          • Tradecraft46

            The conquest was legal and I gave a source: all you offer is opinion.

            There are people living there, who have rights of possession, under International Law. Most places, the governments just put their loyalist in the chase the others out. The Poles and Czechs ran off the Germans after WWII, but that is not legal now.

            You claim to International Law, but you claim is bogus, and you contradict you self. You cite no sources, just you opinion, hoping that if enough people say it low and often it is true: save it.

            Clearly you are Jewish because you bring money into it. It would not cost much and it is ethical.

            You are all opinion, no facts, just sludge.

          • Bamaguje

            If as you erroneously assert that Jordan’s conquest of West bank was legal, why is Israel’s conquest of the same territory illegal?
            If Jordan exercised legitimate sovereignty over West bank, why did she later voluntarily give it up?

            I’m not sure what you mean by “there were people living there”, but Jews lived continuously in the West bank for over 3000 years until Jordan expelled them in 1948.
            When Jews returned after Israel liberated it in 1067, the Jews were now “occupiers” or “settlers.”

          • Tradecraft46

            I never said Israel was illegal, can’t you read: they own the land by right of conquest.

            Running people off is genocide, and illegal. What of that don’t you understand?

          • PhillipGaley

            “by right of conquest.”?

            Yes, not only in conquest over the ancient societies—Canaanites, an others—but also, in conquest over the Ottomans by the Allies, and from “To the victors belong the spoils.”, with their various recorded declarations and resolutions, and mandates, those conquerors disposed of the land as they pleased, those conquests being reaffirmed in the various military conflicts in which Israel has achieved. But not to find an end there, if current Arab and Moslem rants are any sign, as before, those conquests are yet to undergo further challenge.

            And in view of that prospect, most curiously, there are many who will ignore the odds in the track record, and bet on Moslem conquest, . . .

          • Tradecraft46

            You hold sovereignty by three Rights: Discovery, Occupation or Conquest. Aggressive war is outlawed but defense wars aren’t. Thus, if you are attacked and win, you have a right to the territory.

            Islam is very brittle: any setback is ruinous, and can’t be accepted. For my own part, I suspect that the US is just waiting until something happens which would justify crushing them.

            As to Iran, there is an important faction that want to speed the return of Twelfth Imam but starting a big regional war. That will not take a lot of nuclear weapons. You can’t deter that.

          • PhillipGaley

            “Sovereignty is held in exercise of three Rights:”?

            M-m-m-m, . . . rather, sovereignty is gained by discovery, or by purchase, or in conquest. Sovereignty is maintained through occupation.

            “Aggressive war is outlawed”?

            M-m-m-m, . . . no, . . . The great problem has been rather, that, for so long a time, our leaders(?) have been so thoroughly corrupt as to have been unable to apprehend the essential historical fact that, from time immemorial, the superior nations were so placed in order to have rule over those lesser nations and mere barbaric peoples who in process of time have demonstrated that, they have so little, or nothing at all, to contribute to Society in the race of all mankind for prosperity and peace in their struggle for evolving standards of decency, . . . and Kerry and Obama bowing to the barbarians, . . . our representative are the fools, . . .

          • Drakken

            Tell that to the Germans who were run off from their lands after the war, including my fathers side of the family in East Prussia, I don’t hear anyone crying for them to get my lands estates back? What you call so called genocide and running people off is idiots folly. Unless and until Israel gets serious with dealing with these Islamic savages, they will continue to snipe at them from every angle.

          • Tradecraft46

            Well, the situation was bad, and we claim to have quit, but Germans had caused trouble so had to go. The West wept but kept on.

          • defcon 4

            If ethnic cleansing is genocide, then islam has a LOT to answer form.

          • Tradecraft46

            Well yes, but who will call them to account, on this side of the grave.

          • Drakken

            The accounts are about to come due soon enough, and interest is something the muslims didn’t expect.

          • StanleyT

            No facts? Look up San Remo conference. Look up Mandate for Palestinian. Those all exist.

            Jordan’s conquest was legal?? You are an idiot as well as a bigot. What was legal about five Arab armies attacking the newborn state of Israel?

            As for “the governments just put their loyalist in the chase the others out (sic)”, that too is a lie. Jewish cities and towns in Judea and Samaria are not built over Arab homes or cities. They are all built on land that was empty desert.

            You have demonstrated exactly who you are – a blatant Jew hating bigot. This conversation has ended.

          • Tradecraft46

            Typical: if you are in the wrong it is always anti-Semitism, the Chosen People can do no wrong.

            I never said that what Jordan did or tried was legal.

            I never said that any Arabs were chased out. That is genocide and illegal a touchy subject for Jews. You bring up the 1948 War is what happened the Arabs fled hoping to return for pillage and rape didn’t happen though. That is not the case in 67.

            The land does belong to them, at least as individuals, and if not you still can’t legally make them move. They have a right of occupation. You conflate sovereignty with tenure.

            As to the death penalty for sale, it would be Israel’s responsibility to enforce that law and protect them. I am not dreaming up anything.

            No I don’t hate Jews, nor do I hate Israel, I want the place to survive.

            I know Judaism like all revealed religion needs hatred to survive both internally and creating it in others. Such is group identity in this world.

            For the rest of you read StanleyT and see how stupid hatred can make you.

          • defcon 4

            “All revealed religion needs hatred to survive…” talk about generalizing without proof.

          • Tradecraft46

            How much proof do you need: it is easy to believe the chapel-rats rather than read and think.

          • defcon 4

            Your proof consists of nothing but repeating your assertion. Please prove to me that Buddhism needs hatred to survive, or Christianity, or Judaism, or Zoroastrianism, or Hinduism, or Sikhism.

          • Tradecraft46

            I said revealed religions, toad, can you understand even that? Buddhist was not a prophet he was an atheist. Parsee when they the show, sure liked to fight.

            Christianity really likes to kill, and invoked hatred to make martyrs. Judaism is traditionally murderous, and if you want violence look at the Haredi in Israel.

            Now I see how Obama has done so well at the polls.

          • defcon 4

            The founder of Christianity never killed anyone, or had anyone killed in his name.
            “If you want violence look at the Haredi in Israel”? Really? How many terrorist attacks have been carried out by the Haredi in the name of Judaism again?
            “Buddhist was not a prophet he was an atheist”. Proof please Hamid.

          • Tradecraft46

            Israel got its start by terrorism. Christ’s followers killed for fun, and profit.

            The wiki will help you with Buddha, and your other questions.

            Your idiocy is well nigh universal in the American today. If it makes you feel good it true.

          • defcon 4

            Wrong. Unlike islam0nazi terrorists who fight to take away the freedoms, liberties and lives of others, Israeli freedom fighters were fighting for their freedom and their state. A freedom that only came at the expense of their enemies the nazis and islam0nazis.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            socialism got its start by terrorism.

            socialists kill for fun and profit for socialist elites.

            Your socialist idiocy is well nigh universal in Eurabia today.

          • Tradecraft46

            Marxism is a Jewish Millenialism.

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            OK. Read the papers and think.

            Who is killing people all over the world?

            Who is killing Bahais, Buddhists, Christians, HIndus, Jews, Zoroastrians, Atheists, Animists?

            READ and THINK.

          • Drakken

            There is no ethics or morals where the issue of war and peace are concerned. In the muslim arab mind, once land is theirs, it is theirs forever in their little minds. Legal is what he victors say it is.

          • UCSPanther

            If William of Normandy was conquering England today, you would have the UN and human rights activists all up in arms. The Norman Invasion of England was simply old William staking and enforcing his claim.

            Strength and cunning is what history ultimately respects.

          • defcon 4

            “Clearly you are Jewish because you bring money into it.”
            Is that you Mel G.?

          • defcon 4

            I wouldn’t want to base the existence of my state and people on the vagaries of “international law” — especially when islam0fascists are increasingly controlling the UN.

        • Bamaguje

          Israel regained the West bank from Jordan in the 1967 war – the third Arab attempt to destroy Israel. But the land was never legitimately part of Jordan.

          West bank and Gaza were part of the Jewish portion of Palestine as per the 1922 partition of British Mandated Palestine in which Arabs got the lion share (77%) – that became Jordan. In other words Palestinians already have a state.
          Jordan had illegally seized and occupied the West bank, just as Egypt took Gaza in the futile 1948 Arab war to destroy newly independent Israel.

        • Drakken

          I have to agree with your assessment. To he victors go th spoils, giving the arab anything back is always counter productive.

    • Drakken

      War is the only solution when dealing with arabs, anything else is an exercise in futility. The arab is either at your feet licking your boots, or they are at your throat. Every couple of years you have to kick them to show them the error of their ways.

    • T800

      Jews have been buying land in Palestine since the early 1900s,they even established an International Fund for it. Enough was bought that the
      Arabs made a law forbidding the sale of land to a Jew.

      • Tradecraft46

        No reason to respect that law, however.

        • defcon 4

          Duh, what do you think would happen to anyone living in the “palestinian” territories who were to ignore such a law? Do you think the authorities in the “palestinian” territories would recognize such a sale? I think it’s far more likely the porcine, islam0nazis who run the palestinian territories would seize the properties so sold.

          • Tradecraft46

            As the occupying power, Israel could, but probably could not muster the internal political will.

          • Drakken

            Israel occupies nothing, they conquered it, therefore it is theirs by right of conquest, big difference.

  • Lanna

    I have news for all the enemies of Israel, in God’s time you are all going to be destroyed. Jerusalem will be the only remnant left of this earth, along with the 144,000 chosen Jews. Man’s stupidity will destroy the planet, and there will be a new Kingdom without Evil.

    • TheSunDidIt

      Actually, Jesus said He’d be returning to stop the fighting “lest all life be destroyed”. Which means HE won’t permit us to destroy His creation even if we tried to.

      • CR

        Firstly, Lanna, there are way more than 144,000 Chosen Jews. Even if you want to only count those who stood at Mt. Sinai to accept the Bible from G-d, that is still 600,000 men between ages of 20 and 60 in addition to all other men, women and children which at that time added up to around 3 million Chosen Jews.
        Secondly, “TheSunDidIt,” Jesus didn’t create the world. G-d did. Even if you think he is the son of G-d (Whaaat??), he is still the son of G-D- and by G-d I mean, like, the infinite source of all that was is and will be. Jesus didn’t create the world- that’s just silly. (assuming I’m understanding your grammar correctly when the subject in your first sentence is “Jesus” and the pronoun in your second sentence of “he” is referring back to the named individual in the fist sentence…)

        • TheSunDidIt

          Take it you’re strictly into Old Testament only. I won’t argue with you on the point except to tell you that the New Testament teaches, yes, God created the Heavens and the earth, etc. But, read John chapter one.

  • Lanna

    Contributions of Jewish Society:
    Leonardo da Vinci: all around genius, inventor, artist and scientist; evidence of Jewish mother
    Anne Frank, author diarist
    Arthur Miller: playwright
    Elie Wiesel, author, Nobel Prize for Peace recipient
    Ayn Rand: author
    J.D. Salinger: author, The catcher in the Rye
    Isaac Bashevis Singer: Nobel Prize for literature recipient
    Steve Ballmer: CEO of Microsoft
    Paul Warburg: founder of Federal Reserve Banking system
    Leonard Bernstein: composer, conductor
    Felix Mendelssohn: composer, music genius
    Emile Berliner: inventor of the gramophone record player and telephone microphone
    Jonas Salk: inventor of the first polio vaccine
    Albert Sabin: developer of an imporved live polio vaccine

    Many contributions to society and mankind, let the anti-semties and jealous haters eat their words, because you are sadly lacking at anything productive!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Where did you get the idea that Da Vinci was Jewish?

    • defcon 4

      What about Albert Einstein? Mendelssohn not only was a great composer in his own right, but was the man most responsible for bringing a forgotten JS Bach back to the attention of the entire world.

      • The Facts

        Albert Einstein said the government of Israel was fascist.

        • Drakken

          Let’s make this really bloody simple, Israel is a western ally of the western world, and it contributes to the betterment of mankind, those muslims that you give moral equivalency too, contribute nothing, produce nothing, and grow nothing, period. What those savages do contribute is generations of savages, who through a thousand years of inner breeding, produce nothing but jihad and endless conflict, they are in fact a blight upon humanity and the sooner the so called humanist left understands that concept, we can deal with the savages as they need to be dealt with, then there can be peace for at least 20-30 years before they try again.

          • The Facts

            Nice to know your racial theories.

          • Drakken

            Please by all means join them, I am positive that you would enjoy the hospitality of the arab muslim over us infidels.

          • defcon 4

            Islam isn’t a race.

        • defcon 4

          Proof please.

          • The Facts
          • Drakken

            Well unter mensch please keep making yourself a target.

          • defcon 4

            Ahmed, your article doesn’t seem to support your claim as it refers to a political party as being called fascist, not the nation of Israel. But please, don’t let facts get in the way of your islam0nazi delusions.

          • The Facts

            OK have it your way. In lalaloopsie land, Menachem Begin’s party did not form the government of Israel ever.

          • defcon 4

            Trying to move the goalposts eh Hamid? You said he accused Israel of being a fascist state, which he didn’t.

    • iluvisrael

      How about Jesus and Moses? It really burns Jew haters that while the Jews have always been such a tiny about of the world’s population, they are overrepresented in men and women who’ve changed the world – not always for better of course (karl marx for example) – but in mostly wonderful ways.

      • TheSunDidIt

        Think Albert Einstein also. Not on Moses’ or Jesus’ level but, definitely has impacted the world.

    • Aaron Wolf

      I’d focus less on Paul Warburg and more on Jonas Salk.

    • defcon 4

      I admire Hillel too. After an ignorant fool insulted him and Judaism he remained calm and brilliantly complied with his request.

  • Ron

    Consider John Kerry; The fascist progressive lying stooge of the absolutely worst president in the history of the United States who has no accomplishments and is bent on the destruction of the United States and Israel as are his anti-Semitic Arab nation cohorts. Can anyone think of a more stupid, inept bunch of trash?

    • TheSunDidIt

      Nope.

      • BobT

        Ditto…

    • Marshall

      Can anyone think of a more stupid bunch, Well not since Obama and Kerry I can’t

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      More like “Regressive Progressives”.

  • twotoo

    No matter how much land Israel gives to the so called “Palestinians”, it will never be enough. Judea and Samaria, as well as East Jerusalem, will become just
    another launching pad for Islamic terrorism that means to destroy Israel as a Jewish state.
    Back in the 1960′s, Yasser Arafat knew that to destroy the nation of Israel, he had to do it in stages, piecemeal. Destroying Israel meant fabricating the existence of a fictional, oppressed minority, the Palestinians, and making successive demands to “give back” the land supposedly stolen by Israel to these fictitious people. Unfortunately, Americans, most Europeans and much of the world, believes this false narrative and condemns Israel, while continually overlooking Islamic terrorism, slaughter and destruction in their own countries and around the world.

    In a March 1977 interview in the Dutch newspaper Trouw, Zahir Muhsein, a member of the PLO executive committee, admitted:
    “Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism.”

  • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

    If we are telling Israel to give up Samaria and Judaea, then we should hand over the Southwest and Texas to Mexico, and Florida to Cuba. Plus the rest of the nation to Native Americans.

    • defcon 4

      Which “native Americans”? Which tribal nation is to receive ownership? Some tribal nations are as wealthy as Saudi sheikhdoms, why would they want ownership of anything else?

  • delm31_nabla@yahoo.com

    The Land of Israel is the Land of Israel. If we compel them to hand over territory, then we should be compelled to do the same for land stolen from Native Americans and Mexico. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • Paul Weston

    Memo to John Kerry re mid-east peace: Just get all those pesky Jews to convert to Islam! Problem solved. This is not about territory, it is not even about being Jewish. It is simply about being NON-Muslim in area where Muslim neighbours can exercise their power – in alliance with a naive and gullible world media which knows nothing about Israel and nothing about Islam, but does of course know a great deal about “racism and inequality”.

  • Richie A

    On September 12, 2001 Israel should have sent all the Palestinians to visit their cousins in Saudi Arabia and wherever else they chose — and then the Jewish State would be safe. Till then its going to be a case of attacks on Israel.

  • john in cheshire

    It seems to me that every piece of land that muslims occupy was stolen from someone else

  • TheSunDidIt

    More than double the area now controlled by Israel really belongs to her. She should occupy ALL of the lands God promised her. The others can move along or become legitimate LAW-ABIDING members of Israeli society. KEEP YOUR LAND ISRAEL. Anyone else noticed that EVERY Israeli leader that has tried a land for peace solution has gotten NEITHER and died soon after? Not healthy to defy God and decide for yourself what is yours. HE said it’s yours.

  • Greg Lauren

    thanks Ronn. i have a smile on my face to know that i wasn’t speaking to deaf ears. :)

  • S_T

    So much propaganda. Btw, if want your “judea-samaria” push the State of Israel to give back the coast between Ashkelon and Ashdod that was not occupied by the “israelites” for one single day in its entire history. Otherwise you risk to be selective.

  • Rrenu

    Wise people know that the Arabs want all of Israel and consider it all to be occupied.

  • Rowan somerville

    You are completely deluded, not one wit better than those Islamist fundamentalists who believe that God has sanctioned them to do what they do. Your grip on history is self serving and misleading and not backed up by any reputable historian -neither in Israel nor abroad. You think you are helping Israel with this cant but in fact you are bringing about its destruction.

  • Vote Draiman

    Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) belong to Israel. These areas are Jewish
    areas of the State of Israel.

    The San
    Remo Resolution of 1920 “recognized the exclusive national Jewish rights to the
    Land of Israel under international law, on the strength of the
    historical connection of the Jewish people to the territory previously known as
    Palestine. The outcome of this declaration
    gave birth to the ‘Mandate for Palestine,’ an historical League of Nations document that laid down the
    Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.” (This document clearly
    establishes that Israeli settlements are completely legal.)

    The world
    must understand that our people are called Jews because we come from Judea. The fact remains that these
    territories are an integral part of the State of Israel, and have always been
    connected to the Jewish people.

    “It
    should be remembered that in 1918, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire,
    Britain and France were handed more than 5,000,000 square miles to divvy up
    and 99% was given to the Arabs to create countries that did not exist
    previously. Less than 1% was given as a Mandate for the re-establishment of a
    state for the Jews on both banks of the Jordan
    River. In 1921, to appease the Arabs once again, another
    three quarters of that less than 1% was given to a fictitious state called
    Trans-Jordan.” (Jack Berger, May 31, 2004.)

    The total for all the 22
    Arab League countries is 6,145,389 square miles (SM). By comparison, all 50
    states of the United States have a total of 3,787,318 SM. Israel has 8,463 SM,
    about one-sixth of that of the State of Michigan. Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan are Muslim but not Arab and are not included.

    World Arab population: 300 million; World Jewish
    population: 13.6 million; Israel’s Jewish population: 5.4 million. (Dr.
    Wilbert Simkovitz, http://dehai.org/archives/dehai_news_archive/apr04/0223.html)

    “… during the late
    1940s, more than 40 million refuges around the world were resettled, except
    for one people. They [Palestinian arabs] remain defined as refugees,
    wallowing 60 years later in 59 UNRWA refugee camps, financed by $400 million
    contributed annually by nations of the world to nurture the promise of the
    “right of return” to Arab neighborhoods and Arab villages from 1948
    that no longer exist.” (Noam Bedein, Jerusalem Post, January 6, 2009.)

    Some 900,000 Jews left
    behind $300 billion in assets when they were forced to flee for their lives
    from the Arab countries in the 1940s. They hold deeds for five times Israel’s size. (Independent Media Centre, Winnipeg)

    Re Israel’s irrevocable
    ownership of Israel, Golan, Samaria, Judea and Gaza: “Nothing that Israel’s legal system says can
    change the facts that: (1) the legal binding document is the Mandate of the
    League of Nations and (2) the obligations of the Mandate are valid in
    perpetuity.” (Professor Julius Stone)

    “By 1920 the Ottoman Empire had exercised undisputed sovereignty over Palestine for 400 years. In Article 95 of the treaty of
    Sevres, that sovereignty was transferred to England in trust for a national homeland for the jews. The
    local Arabs had never exercised sovereignty over Palestine and so they lost nothing. Their rights were fully
    protected by a provisio in the grant: ‘…it being clearly understood
    that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights
    of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine…’ The proviso has
    been fully observed by the Israelis. Since 1950 the Arabs have built some 261
    new settlements in Judea and Samaria — more than twice as many as the Jews, but you
    never hear of them. They fill them with Arabs from Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan and by the grace of God they become Palestinians.
    Allahu Akbar! The Arabs call Judea “the West Bank’ because
    they would look silly claiming that Jews are illegally living in Judea.” (Comment by Wallace Brand on Martin Peretz
    “Narrative Dissonance” The New Republic, July 1, 2009)

  • mjazzguitar

    I’d like to know more about the expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria by Jordan.
    If anyone has a link, please share it.

  • Sarfaraz Abbasi

    Judea and Samaria are Palestine!