How can one justify the occupation of Palestine? (15 March 2017, 17 Adar, 5777)
Answer in Summary:
God promised the Land to the Israelite descendants of Abraham forever:
14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, 'Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; 15 for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. 16 I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.17 Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.'
Isaac received the Promise and this was passed onto Jacob (who was re-named Israel):
4 and He said to me, 'Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your descendants after you for an everlasting possession.'
Possession of the Land was included in the Covenant with the Forefathers which was everlasting:
17 He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
8 He has remembered His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
9 The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac.
10 Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
11 Saying, 'To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the portion of your inheritance.'
The Occupation of Palestine by the illegal Arab squatters known as Palestinians cannot be justified! It needs to stop!
Jews need to settle the Liberated area of Judah and Samaria. This is the West Bank of Palestine. The east bank of Palestine is now known as Jordan.
This too is at present illegally and immorally occupied by Palestinian squatters who should be moved out and replaced by Israelite and Jewish settlers, ASAP.
The same applies to Sinai, Lebanon, Syria, and parts of Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Isle of Cyprus!
Palestine historically consisted of the areas now know as Gaza, Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.
It once belonged to Israel and Judah. The Hebrews were exiled and squatters moved in. These illegal occupants eventually became Islamic and rewrote the history books.
Some Jews always lived in the Land their numbers being determined by the political and economic possibilities.
Now more and more Jews have come in. At first they came to the areas held before 1967.
Now they have begun to go to areas held after 1967.
The same rationale applied to the borders held before 1967 also applies to the territories now held after 1967.
The Arabs know this and say it openly. We should listen to them on this point.
In the same way as they want to get rid of ALL the settlers who came in after 1967 so do they wish to exterminate all those who were in the area before that!
Why let them do it!
The Jews have to settle the so-called territories because the Bible tells them to do so.
That is the core area of the Promised Land according to the Bible and Jewish history.
It also contains most of the water (in underground aquifers) available to the region.
It contains other resources including space to dwell within and the ability to keep the Arab enemy at a greater distance from the population centers in the event of hostilities.
Stav Bartel in a reply,
"How can one justify the occupation of Palestine?"
by Stav Bartel
protested against the "settlements" as "practically unjustifiable."
He said they divided the Israeli people, are condemned by " The entire international community" have "brought no benefit for Israel, while bringing a lot of problems."
We would answer:
The settlements do not divide the Israeli People BUT they do provide a point of focus for the existing division to express itself.
The Israeli People may be divided between:
(1) They who believe in God, the Bible, and Judaism, who endeavor to have regular family life with children, and to see a continuation of the Jewish Nation. Most of this group supports the settlements.
(2) They who do not believe in God, lead promiscuous lifes, encourage homosexuality and feminist agendas, and wish to diminish the expression of Jewishness among Jews. They are against the settements and often support illegal, immoral, and inappropriate, Arab Palestinian occupation of the Promised Land! Stop the Occupation!