De facto building freeze in Judea and Samaria under Bennett?


World Israel News: When Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s new government was sworn in this June, the Yamina party chair promised that he’d make decisions “to the right of [former prime minister] Netanyahu.”

A longtime advocate for settlements, Bennett repeatedly criticized Netanyahu for dragging his feet when it came to issuing building permits and approving plans for Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.”

But after a press conference on Wednesday in which the U.S. government said it had told Israel to halt all settlement activity, some settler leaders are reporting that there is a de facto freeze on Jewish building in Judea and Samaria.

During a press conference on Wednesday, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the Biden administration was maintaining an anti-settlement expansion policy. Read More …

Opinion: Israel won the war of 1967 that should have settled this issue.

One more time:

In 1967 Egypt, Syria and a reluctant Jordan attacked Israel in a war to wipe Israel off the map. The world was stunned when in 6 days a rag-tag Israel army defeated all three enemy armies in a miraculous victory. Israel captured four God-given buffers:

  • Judea/Samaria in the middle of the country
  • Sinai desert in the south
  • Gaza from the west
  • Golan from the north

That even 1 Arab family lives in Judea is through the misplaced generosity of the Jewish people and constant haranguing by secular progressive leftists.

Give an inch, take a mile:

In our yearly post (here) on the 1967 war when Israel took control of Jerusalem for the first time in 2000 years, secular Israeli General Moshe Dyan made the disastrous decision to give control of the Temple Mount to the Jordanian Waqf in the interest of peace with Arabs:

“Arab leaders at that time were sure that Dayan would order the al-Aqsa Mosque to be destroyed and a Jewish Temple to be built. They, and the rest of the world, never expected what would happen next. Dayan, fearing that the fighting would never stop, decided to relinquish ownership of the Temple Mount to the Arab Waqf (religious authority) as a sign of peace and good will.”

Today Jews are prevented from praying on the Temple Mount, 5 Mosques have been built and any talk of changing one centimeter of land for a Jewish temple is met by riots and bloodshed.

Fast forward 2005:

Then there is the Gaza Disengagement plan put in place by then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and George W. Bush that forced 8000 Jewish families from their homes and turned the land over to Arabs who claimed to be Palestinians in exchange for peace.

There was no peace as rockets began to fly into Israel the same day.

So what does the United Sates want? Why a two state solution so that Esau and Jacob can live in a peace that will never come.

“The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph a flame;
But the house of Esau shall be stubble;
They shall kindle them and devour them,
And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau,”
For the Lord has spoken.” Obadiah 1:18