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Jerusalem Indivisible!

The following excerpts (in italics) from Prime Minister Rabin’s last speech to the Knesset (October 5, 1995), one month before his murder, reflect his final compromising terms for peace. But Olmert is intent on going far beyond Rabin’s red lines.

First and foremost, united Jerusalem, which will include both Ma’ale Adumim and Givat Ze’ev — as the capital of Israel,

Rabin demanded both an undivided and expanded Jerusalem to include Ma’ale Adumim and Givat Ze’ev, but Olmert is willing to divide Israel’s holy city and even give up the Temple Mount.

“State of Israel … will include most of the area of the Land of Israel as it was under the rule of the British Mandate, and alongside it a Palestinian entity which will be a home to most of the Palestinian residents living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. We would like this to be an entity which is less than a state.”

Notwithstanding President Bush’s current insistence, Rabin was opposed to a Palestinian State and all that includes. Among other things, there would be no Palestinian Army.

“The borders of the State of Israel, …We will not return to the 4 June 1967 line.”

… “The security border of the State of Israel will be located in the Jordan Valley, in the broadest meaning of that term.”

The establishment of blocs of settlements in Judea and Samaria, like the one in Gush Katif.”

Rabin would not cede all of Gaza as Sharon purposed and Olmert brutally carried out. Rabin intended to keep the Gush Katif bloc in Gaza. He also intended to retain settlement blocs in the Western part of the so-called West Bank. But that is not all. The Jordan Valley runs from North to South the whole length of the Eastern part of the West Bank.

Why did Rabin insist on retaining the Jordan Valley on the East? Not only would the Palestinian entity not have an army. It must not border an Arab State to avoid receiving smuggled weapons. Thus Rabin intended Israel to retain a good portion of the West Bank. Olmert will cede the valuable security border of the Jordan Valley and extend the Palestinian State all the way to the border of the Arab nation of Jordan.

A Ticking Time Bomb

Even if a peace is attained, 3.8 million Palestinians within or on Israel’s borders is a ticking time bomb. Why? Two reasons. All Fatah leaders including Abbas refuse to recognize Israel as a nation. Even after Annapolis, Fatah maps have the whole land of Israel covered by a Palestinian flag. Conclusion! The Arabs will yet attempt to destroy Israel.

The Arab League has ruled that Palestinians cannot be absorbed by Arab nations but are “refugees” forever until they are settled in the Land of Israel. “Arabs for Israel” observed that in 1949 Syria offered free land to 5 million Arabs if they would settle there. Palestinians were excluded. How sad! In 1949 the Palestinian refugee problem could have been solved.

An impossible situation! Take heart. Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president, observed Israel is a place where miracles happen.