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Judea and Samaria Belongs to Jews -- Not to Jordanians

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Submitted by Rabbi Dov Fischer (United States), Jan 7, 2009 at 04:03

Judea and Samaria belong to Jewish sovereignty. Bringing the Jordanian government -- and army -- onto our side of the Jordan River, with Jordan's army repositioned on a slightly modified 1967 border with Israel, is at best like solving one addiction by hooking the addict on methadone instead. Israel has the right to return to Judea and Samaria.

Oslo was wrong and has been proven wrong. Arabs who determine that they cannot live in peace under such sovereignty should be encouraged to make their lives and fortunes on the east bank, in Jordan. If "Palestinians" comprise the majority of such a Jordan, they can re-name their country "Palestine" or, for historical elegance, "Trans-Palestine." Arabs remaining in Judea and Samaria who throw rocks at IDF or otherwise engage in violence or disruption should be treated as my grandparents would have been treated in New York if they had so acted in America after immigrating here 100 years ago -- removed summarily. It is no solution in 2009 to have Jordan sovereign in Judea and Samaria.

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