1 Jun 2020

Annexation Threats

The international community’s propaganda machines are working overtime, as growing criticism of Israel’s intention to annex parts of Judea and Samara looms.

Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans for Israel to annex all the Israeli communities established there since the 1967 war.

According to a report in the Times of Israel:

“According to the U.S. administration, Israel would be annexing around 30 percent of the West Bank. However, based on the maps presented by Netanyahu and the administration, experts estimate it would actually be 20 percent. This is in addition to the ‘exchange of territories and populations’ that appear in the plan in the Negev and Galilee area known as The Triangle.”

In conjunction with the Trump Peace Plan, the annexation is supposed to take place in July. At some distant point in the future, a very limited Palestinian state would be established. People on both sides of this divide know it wouldn’t be viable, but there is something else at play here, too.

Although he is the weakest presidential candidate in my lifetime, Joe Biden announced this week that if he wins the White House, he will reverse all of Trump’s Israel policies. This is no surprise. In fact, when the day comes that the “anti-Trump” resides in the White House, we will see a backlash and hatred of Israel never before seen.

The usual suspects in Europe, including the much-weakened European Union, are threatening Israel over annexation. They vow to step-up boycott activities.

Writing this week for the Jewish News Service, Melanie Phillips addressed this: “The E.U. has been mulling over punitive measures against Israel if it goes ahead with what its Western critics call “annexation of the occupied territories of the West Bank.”

She then identified the individual countries:

“A number of member states, headed by France along with Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, are calling for a hard line.

“This is a serious misreading of international law. Israel is not ‘occupying’ these territories. In law, occupation can only occur if the land belongs to a sovereign power, which was never the case here…”

Isn’t that interesting? There in black and white is the crux of the matter, yet when one uses this argument, it is rejected out-of-hand by leftists. In effect, they are denying reality.

And that’s what makes this era so difficult to live through. Israel is vilified by the likes of Iran and Turkey, who are also working to (even on social media!) actively undermine the U.S. by supporting the anarchists rioting across the country in the wake of the George Floyd killing. That’s what leftists do, they work together to undermine and destroy people they perceive to be their enemies.

Remember, you can never appease leftist enemies by concessions. They demand more. And if you do unilaterally support your own interests, as Israel is doing, they will become even more unhinged.

There is a reprieve of sorts going on now with regard to Israel and her support from the U.S. But post-Trump, whenever that is, will see the attempted rollbacks of all Israel’s gains.

If that means a war to roll-back annexation, that’s what our enemies will launch.