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For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:

 Temple Mount attack & the demise of the “one-state” theory  (Kindly consider “liking”, sharing, tweeting – please use hash-tag ‪#‎IntoFray)

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Temple Mount

Even after seven decades living under Israeli sovereignty, and over half a century after military rule over the Arab population was abolished, anti-Israel enmity is alive and kicking among Israeli Arabs

 It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):

ALGEMEINER: https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/07/21/temple-mount-attack-and-the-demise-of-the-one-state-theory/
ISRAELI FRONTLINE: http://www.israelifrontline.com/2017/07/fray-temple-mount-attack-demise-one-state-theory.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20774
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE  https://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-temple-mount-attack-the-demise-of-the-one-state-theory/
ISRAEL RISING: https://www.israelrising.com/temple-mount-attack-demise-one-state-theory/
ISRAPUNDIT :  https://tinyurl.com/yctpr3uy
JERUSALEM HERALD
: https://www.jerusalem-herald.com/single-post/2017/07/20/INTO-THE-FRAY-Temple-Mount-Attack-the-Demise-of-the-One-State-Theory
JEWS DOWN UNDER:  https://jewsdownunder.com/2017/07/21/fray-temple-mount-attack-demise-one-state-theory
MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@martinsherman/into-the-fray-temple-mount-attack-the-demise-of-the-one-state-theory-33bcd48b8165
JEWISH PRESS: (To be posted)

 

An excerpt:

Extending Israeli sovereignty over Judea-Samaria (and eventually over the Gaza Strip) is indeed a necessary condition for ensuring the ability of Israel to endure as the nation state of the Jewish people. It is, however, not a sufficient condition to ensure that worthy objective.  In fact, without additional complementary measures, such an initiative on its own is very likely to imperil Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel…in its entirety on both sides of the pre -1967 Green Line. “The Humanitarian Paradigm”, Sovereignty Journal (No. 8), March, 2017.

 

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Temple Mount

Last Friday, three non-Jewish terrorists gunned down two-non-Jewish policemen to express their hatred of the Jewish state…And yet while many condemned the heinous deed, expressing shock, dismay, and opprobrium at the brutal desecration of the Temple Mount, no one really found it bewilderingly inexplicable or staggeringly aberrant.  After all, Judeocidal Arab hatred has always defied rational explanation…. No less perverse was the fact that the alleged cause of the killers’ homicidal urge was purported to be the “Occupation”, despite the fact that none of the perpetrators were subject to any form of “Occupation”—as they were all Israeli citizens,  with full civil rights…But beyond the human tragedy, the hail of bullets that cut short the lives of the two Druze police officers from the Galilee, Hayil Satawi and Kamil Shanaan, inflicted an additional casualty…For they conclusively cut down any residual credibility that the proposal for a one-state formula—especially as touted by “right wing” pundits—might still have had. Indeed, it totally extinguished any lingering hopes that some kind of coherent, cohesive society could be forged if Israel were to annex Judea-Samaria—and incorporate its Palestinian Arabs into Israel’s permanent population.

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome,

Best wishes,

MS