THE WIT, WISDOM & WITUPERATION of EMANUEL L. STRUNIN
(from: The Diogenes Report, Vol. VI, #2--diogenesreport.com
)AN ENDURING TWO-JEWISH-STATES-SOLUTION
A little over 100 years ago, a Jewish Hungarian by the name of Theodor Herzl, driven by an event of his day—the Dreyfus Trial—grabbed an idea that was actively being pursued by others and ran with it. The idea was the re-creation of a Jewish state in his day. Just about every Jewish leader—secular and religious—said that he was crazy. But Herzl correctly predicted that a Jewish state would be a reality in 50 years.
Herzl did not originate the idea, and he did not complete the process, but he had a powerful role in making it a reality.
Now, the events of our day—Arab/Muslim terror and fanaticism, the recrudescence of virulent Western/Christian Jew-hate and the attachment of many Jews to philosophies that are alien and dangerous to the welfare of the Jewish people—are motivating me to grab another noble idea and run with it.
I did not originate the idea. It has a history of thousands of years. I did not revive it. Several hundred thousand Jews are already implementing it. But I am promoting it in a fresh context based on requirements generated by current developments in the land of Israel.
A popular mantra among Israel’s many foes (including Jews) and few friends around the world is: “The Two State Solution.” It has a nice ring to it even though it is completely senseless as most people envision it. As the formulation stands today, its supporters are either ignorant of the negative impact it will have on the State of Israel, or have an agenda, which does not include the welfare of Israel, or places their personal goals above all else.
Show me the place where Arabs or other Muslims live in peace with their neighbors
Let us take a clear-eyed view of the situation in Israel and not a politically correct view bereft of any connection to history, logic or human nature. The cry of the supporters of a Two-State Solution is for an Arab state and a Jewish state in the land of Israel. Their passionate claim is that the Arabs living in the land of Israel deserve a state of their own.
The claim that all people should have a state of their own is a fallacy today, and has been a fallacy throughout history. Nobody but nobody is jumping up and down demanding that the world’s 15 million Kurds have a state of their own. This is particularly true of the Arabs and other Muslins who are demanding this right for the 2 million Arabs living in the land of Israel.
We might also ask, where are the humanitarian supporters of a state of their own for the Basques, the Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland, the Corsicans, the Sardinians, the Chechens, the Flemish, the Kashmiris, the Quebecois and even many northern Italians, among others?
Not everyone deserves or gets a state of their own
It is instructive to take a look at American history on the issue of whether every people deserved a state. We all know when the slaver South wanted to establish their own nation—the Confederate States of America--President Lincoln and the majority of the American people blocked it. Lincoln recognized that with their own state as a base, the slavers would redouble their efforts to spread their “peculiar institution” into the North, as well as into the West, which they were already trying to do. He knew that this evil practice would undermine the integrity of the American Republic.
A similar situation holds among the Arabs who live in Judea and Samaria and are the candidates for the Arab half of the Two-State Solution. In their case it is not possible to separate the sin from the sinner. They are an evil people who imbue hatred in their children and send them into the streets to be sacrificed in battle—much like the ancient Canaanite inhabitants of that land who sacrificed their children in the fires of their God, Moloch. They were driven from the land because even the ancients recognized that evil would undermine a free society.
The Arabs living in Judea and Samaria have no historical or legal connection to this land. Nor, based on their behavior, do they have moral right to establish a state of their own.
I am well aware that my description of the Arabs in Judea and Samaria will outrage many left-wingers, Jew haters and liberal Jews-- but their thinking is of the kind that finds excuses for the behavior of Arafat, Saddam, Stalin, Mao, Castro and just about every axe murderer on death row. We know the drill—there are no evil-doers, they are merely the victims of society. I believe that the people who see things as they are will triumph over those who imagine things as they would like them to be—and never will be.
Not everyone that “loves” the Arabs wants them as neighbors
While most Americans, Europeans and Israelis who are clamoring for another Arab state despite the evil record of its people, undoubtedly would have opposed the establishment of the slaver Confederacy in 1861. Does this indicate something perfidious about their agenda?
While the State of Israel controls Judea and Samaria at the present time, the Israeli Government does not appear to want to integrate this area into the state—which they have every historical and legal right to do. But there are over 250,000 people who live in Judea and Samaria who have a long and deep historical and religious connection to this land and could turn it into the second half of an enduring Two-State Solution.
Judea, the name of the Jewish commonwealth that was destroyed by the Romans could be an appropriate name for the new Jewish State. But I am sure that the Jewish residents are fully capable of selecting a name.
It may surprise critics of this idea but a Jewish state in Judea and Samaria will help end the Intafada. The presence of the Israel Defense Forces in this area is helping perpetuate the Intafada. For international political reasons, the IDF does not deliver a knockout blow to the Arab terrorists but merely administers pinpricks.
Without the IDF, the Jewish pioneers in Judea and Samaria will pacify the region within a month. Arab intransigents will quickly get the message that violence does not pay Those Arabs who do not like the message will be free to settle in Gaza or any other country in the Middle East.
Jews are always advised not to “rock the boat”
Critics—particularly Jews—are certain to opine: “why do we need two Jewish states?’ I’ll wager that not one of these people ever asks “why do we need 21 Arab states—or more to the point 22 Arab states?’
We also need two Jewish states because it’s nice to know that while they won’t always see eye to eye (after all they are Jewish states), they won’t be sending terrorist bombers to each other’s schools, cafes and homes.
While the current Jewish population of the proposed state of Judea is a quarter of a million, I predict that within one or two years it will double with immigration from the State of Israel, as well as from as from overseas Jewish communities. However, it is already more populous than some nations that have joined the UN.
Obviously, the proposed state will have to overcome the problems associated with a beginning—problems of infrastructure and finance. But the combination of Jewish energy and capabilities plus the assistance of members of the Jewish worldwide community and the Christian community who have an attachment to the land where our forefathers lived will help launch this new state.
History shows that impossible dreams do become reality
I know that my idea will be labeled as an impossible dream by some and a nightmare by others but I firmly believe, that it can become a reality just as Herzl’s dream became a reality—and, I expect, that my “dream” will be fulfilled in much, much less than 50 years.
While a number of other proposals have recently been introduced on how to realign the land of Israel to achieve peace, my Two-State Jewish Solution is the only one that does not require the participation and pressure of sometimes friends and oft-times foes. This process puts the future of the Jewish people in its own hands.
I call for people of good will from all nations and all faiths to help establish peace in the land of Israel and carry out this noble enterprise which will help restore a people to their God-given homeland.