09 October 2007

Rav Benny's Candidate

Sunday, October 7, 2007


MK Benny Elon to launch "The Israeli Initiative" - The Right Road to Peace"
to Foreign Media

US Presidential Candidate to Publicly Endorse Plan at Press Conference

Jerusalem - Oct. 10th: MK Benny Elon, Chairman of the National Union Party,
will launch a million-dollar advertising campaign to promote "The Israeli
Initiative - The Right Road to Peace" on Wednesday, Oct. 10th at 12:00pm at
Beit Agron in Jerusalem. A prominent US presidential candidate will endorse
the plan, and MK Elon's vision via exclusive video at the press conference.

A prominent American multi-millionaire has funded the campaign. The campaign
will comprise of approximately 400 billboards, an extensive Internet
campaign in Hebrew and English, a website in seven languages,
www.hayozma.org , and the distribution of a 16-page booklet to key
decision-makers in Israel, the US, Europe, South America, Asia and Arab

"The Israeli Initiative" is MK Elon's proposed solution for solving the
Israeli/Palestinian conflict. It is based on three principles; a
humanitarian solution, a regional solution and Israeli sovereignty over
Judea and Samaria.

Media Contact
Uri Bank, English Language Spokesperson
Cell: +972 52 566 5668

Rabbi Elon

From an historic perspective, this could be a significant event. The Bush administration is the first US Presidential administration to actively work for the establishment of an arab terrorist entity in the heart of biblical Israel. Clearly the inertia for the policy was inherited from Slick Willy, but the Bush people have been convincing in their interest to promote Pali statehood (in reality, not making much progress. One could argue this is intentional).

Almost immediately following 9-11, it appeared W. was very concerned with ending the conflict between the arab terrorist PA's war on Israel. Most people who have been watching and have any inkling of understanding of US interests have assumed that this policy continues to be a cost of the war against arabfacism. To have a US presidential candidate from the President's own party advocate a polar opposite policy, reversing the sitting President would be historic. For a Democrat presidential candidate to endorse the Elon plan would be suicide. It has to be a Republican, but who?

I do not wish to play the speculation game and this is not the purpose of the post but a little politics here would be instructive. The endorsement would be least important for Giuliani since it seems that Jewish Republicans have favored him from the outset. Thompson and Romney would benefit the most from the endorsement. The others are not factors in the race for now but McCain and Huckabee should be watched, their prominence possibly enhanced with an endorsement. Much to the chagrin of the Israel news junkies, in terms of Presidential politics, the story is a small splash of news and worth about 15 seconds of news coverage, maybe.

The Elon plan is worth looking at because it points out some realities:

  • Most importantly that Samaria and Judea are Jewish land.
  • Elon captures the morality issue, looking to handle arab relations in a humane and moral way while not surrendering the point that it is they who are occupiers.
  • It indicts UNWRA for the arabian lobby fraud that it is.
  • The plan tells the truth about Jordan, as politically incorrect as it may be.

IMHO, the plan re-creates the city-state. Pockets of arabian populations politically Jordanian but living on the Israeli side of the Jordan river will remain. Israel will be challenged to sell this plan without explaining the economic reality of how isolated villages will survive without all their needs being met from the outside given that the arabians have not developed too much in the way of industry and business. A modern city-state could be a very productive and profitable existence for its dwellers if a business niche could be discovered. An arabian city-state in Judea, for instance would have no national security issues, favorable tax status and trade relationships a virtual economic empowerment zone, if not for arabian hate.

In the end, the Elon plan will probably not be acceptable because it requires an end of conflict acknowledgement on the part of the palis and foregoing of the right of return. Jerusalem too will no longer be on the board. These factors require negating ego and accepting reality. Arabians have a hard time doing that.

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Eyal said...

This plan is bogus. See all the reasons why:

aprpeh said...


thanks for your comments. I mostly disagree with you. There is no such thing as a "Palestinian" whether a certain group of Arabians calls themselves "Palestinian" or not. They cannot define themselves in any way in which a nation is defined. They were not a nation before the 1964 PLO covenant and have not become a nation since that time. There was no occupation at that time as you certainly know. They are merely squatters on Jewish land without a title or legal claim. If you believe these arabians some how are a "nation", define "nation"?

As to making arabians in Yosh citizens, there is no good reason to do so. As you point out, they do not consider themselves Israeli. Americans are beginning to deal with our illegal residents problem. Israel should do the same.

You seem to have a good point as it relates to Jordan and King Abdullah II. He already reigns over a country comprised of somewhere in the range of 75% "Palis". Why would he want more? But it is also true that in 1964, The PLO sought the destruction of Israel even as Jordan was in complete and total control of Judea and Samaria as you know. Using arabian logic these folks are Jordanian-Palis.

I also contest your understanding of democracy. Democracy does not require a country to endanger itself by incorporating large numbers of illegal residents or give away land because of illegal occupancy. Illegal residents do not have the rights of citizens. They are entitled to basic human rights, more so than arabians would permit Jews. "Allowing" Palis to stay in certain areas is well in excess of the Judenrein state that the Arabians wish to have and the situation today in much of the remainder of arabia. In fact, it is moral and beyond fair to permit blocs of arabians to remain. It is a greater morality to end the conflict by removing the arabians from Yosh by encouraging their movement to Jordan, Egypt or from wherever the majority of their grandparents or great grandparents came from in the first half of the 20th century or to a bloc IE. city-state arrangement.

In addition you make the claim that "settling Jews" in the Yosh was illegal after 1967. Please explain why.

Anonymous said...

I am agahast at your intrangisence. Don't you know that citizenship rights are conferred upon all who we wish them to be conferred? Of course the actual citizens who for years were encouraged to settle in certain area must be disenfranchised. Because we say so. So what if we sacrifice a few Jews on the altar of the angry volcano god of Islam. As long as the right people get the Nobel bozo Prize. All is well. We'll cry for the dead Jews later. It'll make for a good movie.


aprpeh said...


in the future, you might wish to part a /sarc or *sarcasm alert* prior to your comments. someone might ACTUALLY mis-read you...

What Words Offend Arabs? The Truth.

Children's Poetry Booklet Recalled After Arabs Complain
(Israeli censorship kowtows to Arabs.
When Will We Tell The Truth Without Fear)

(IsraelNN.com 7 Sivan 5768/June 10, '08) Ynet's web site and Arab complaints against a ten-year-old boy's poem about terrorists has resulted in the recall of all of the Nes Ziona municipality's children's poetry booklets.

Ynet boasts that its coverage of the poem resulted in its being recalled.

The text of the poem (Ynet's translation):

Ahmed's bunker has surprises galore: Grenades, rifles are hung on the wall. Ahmed is planning another bombing!What a bunker Ahmed has, who causes daily harm.Ahmed knows how to make a bomb. Ahmed is Ahmed, that's who he is, so don't forget to be careful of him.We get blasted while they have a blast!Ahmed and his friends could be wealthy and sunny, if only they wouldn't buy rockets with all their money.

Poetry competition director Marika Berkowitz, who published the booklet, was surprised at the protests and told Ynet: "This is the boy's creation and this is what he wanted to express. Of course there should be a limit, but I think the there is no racism here. 'Ahmed' is a general term for the enemy. These are the murmurings of an innocent child."

The Education Ministry told Ynet: "The local authority that published the booklet should have guided the students in a more correct manner through the schools. The district will investigate the issue with the local authorities."
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