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שלנו בטאבו: סודות גואלי הארץ מאברהם אבינו ועד הישובים הצעירים
International Law and Human Rights pushed aside: ICJ and UNGA-UNSC
West Bank IDF Commander Distributed Book to Soldiers on `Redeeming the Land' | Haaretz |
An Israel Defense Forces commander in the division overseeing the West Bank handed out to his brigade officers last week the book "Ours in Tabu: The Secrets of Land Redeemers From Our Father Abraham to the Young Settlements," which deals in the issue of settlement following the 1967 Six-Day War.
Brig. Gen. Avi Bluth distributed the book during a forum on the sense of security in the settlements and added a dedication in which he wrote that the book would help his officers better understand land status issues in the West Bank.
An Israeli military spokesperson said after the news was first reported by Kan television that the book was handed out "for learning purposes only" and did not reflect anyone's stance on the issue.
One of the websites where the book is sold says it deals with "the history of buying land in the Land of Israel, starting from Our Father Abraham in the Biblical era, going on to Yehoshua Hankin in the early days of the return to Zion, and ending with those who buying land in Judea and Samaria since the Six-Day War up to the present day."
The Israel and Palestine Land Settlement Problem: An Analytical History, 4000 B.C.E.-1948 C.E.
Israelis Sneak Into Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, Attacked by Palestinians | Haaretz - Oct 18, 2015 |
Palestinian security forces arrested five Israelis; the remainder of the group, approximately two dozen, were extracted by the Israeli army.
Some 30 Israelis made their way to Nablus early Sunday morning in order to pray at Joseph's Tomb. Upon arrival they were attacked by local Palestinians. One of the vehicles they came in was set ablaze.
Israeli Forces Exchange Fire With Palestinians While Escorting Worshipers to Joseph's Tomb | Haaretz - Oct 13, 2022 |
Despite warnings of further clashes, the Israeli military accompanied worshipers heading to the holy site near Nablus, where the Palestinian militants vowed to disrupt the visit.
Between bombing raids across border nations ...
Eliminated on Palestinian Land
Wilders: Palestinians Have Their Own State - Jordan
From the diaries ...
Israelis and Palestinians Seeking, Building and Representing Peace. A Historical Appraisal | July 2013 |
ICC Has Jurisdiction Over Occupied Palestine | Feb 6th, 2021 |
Blocking judgement of war crimes by Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump and today Joe Biden ...
The ugly war of 2014 will be judged by the ICC in The Hague ... a stone's throw from where I live. Both Israel and Hamas will be held responsible for individual acts against humanity.
The ICC judgement will have to wait ... no funds available and a new chief prosecutor UK's Khan is heavily involved in alleged crimes by Putin's war. Sorry
The inheritance of Abraham? A report on the 'promised land' | The Church of Scotland - May 2013 |
These verses contain the promise of God to give the land to Abraham and his descendants. There are no 'so long as...' or 'until...' clauses in them. Alone, they can be read to show that God promises the land to the Israelites unconditionally.
This is the position of Zionism. "The Bible is our mandate", declared David Ben-Gurion, the 20th-Century's most famous Zionist politician, to Lord Peel's Royal Commission in 1936. The visionary geographic concept Eretz Yisrael Ha'Shlema (from the Nile to the Euphrates) was fundamental to Ben-Gurion's ideology.
From early in the 19th century, some influential Christians encouraged these ideas. The mores of the colonial and imperial age pervaded all aspects of life, including the Church of Scotland. It may well have been a Kirk minister, the Rev Alexander Keith, who coined the phrase "a land without people, for a people without land." This view of the land of Palestine was linked from the 1840s to a literalistic view of Hebrew Bible prophecy being fulfilled and the widely held attitude that European colonialism meant that a land was 'empty' if western power and culture was not present.
This attitude, repugnant to our thinking today, was widely accepted. It was taken up by the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury's evangelical circle with dreams of restoring the Jewish people to the Holy Land. This in turn led to the Balfour Declaration of 1917, when the British Government agreed to a policy of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
Interestingly, some Jewish leaders, like Ahad Ha'Am (active at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries) resisted this literalist view, and recognised the need for Zionist Jews moving to Palestine to treat the indigenous Palestinians with respect and good judgement.
Kairos Palestine (2.3.1):
Our land is God's land, as is the case with all countries in the world. It is holy inasmuch as God is present in it, for God alone is holy and sanctifier. It is the duty of those of us who live here, to respect the will of God for this land. It is our duty to liberate it from the evil of injustice and war. It is God's land and therefore it must be a land of reconciliation, peace and love. This is indeed possible. God has put us here as two peoples, and God gives us the capacity, if we have the will, to live together and establish in it justice and peace, making it in reality God's land: "The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it" (Psalm 24:1).
Hapless and Hopeless -- EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell about the "garden" Israel and the barbarians, the Palestinians living outside in the jungle ...
What makes more sense than that on a day when another violent settler becomes a member of the Knesset
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