United Nations Security Council chamber 311.
(photo credit: Patrick Gruban/WikiCommons)
The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria wants you – to chill
That’s the message that the council will be delivering in an
Internet campaign starting next week to counter messages from the Left that have
suggested that the UN General Assembly will be able to create a Palestinian
state along the pre-1967 lines in September.
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The council will be
distributing facts about the General Assembly vote in December 1988 that
endorsed Yasser Arafat’s declaration of a state, which was supported by 104
countries and opposed only by Israel and the United States while 36 countries
The campaign will note that 88 countries recognized a
Palestinian state back then, but such a state does not exist to this very day,
and the Jews living over the Green Line have not been forced to leave their
“Unfortunately, 90 percent of Israelis are unaware that a
Palestinian state has been declared and recognized for 23 years,” council
director-general Naftali Bennett said.
“The belief that a Palestinian
state is inevitable is based on a false assumption that the UN can create such a
state in four months. The Left is trying to scare Israelis into creating a
Palestinian state in the heart of Israel.”
The campaign will criticize
Defense Minister Ehud Barak for warning the public of a “diplomatic tsunami” in
March, despite knowing that the United States would veto in the Security Council
the creation of a Palestinian state that could be hostile. The Security Council
is the only UN body with operative power to create a state.
council will also demand that the government respond to a unilateral Palestinian
declaration of a state by annexing Area C in Judea and Samaria, where 100% of
the West Bank’s Jews live and only 3% of the Arabs. Ministers Uzi Landau, Moshe
Kahlon, Yuli Edelstein, and Yisrael Katz have endorsed taking such action. A
pro-annexation rally will be held at the Knesset later this month.
annex Area C, there would be no occupation or apartheid, so the world wouldn’t
have anything to complain about,” Bennett said.
“It wouldn’t create a
demographic problem because the number of Arabs there is so small. The Arabs who
live there would be overjoyed to become Israeli citizens,” he said.