Property Rights

Now, I know that the Palestinians say “This is our land”, just like the Jews say that about the same exact spots.

To me, this is not much of an argument. There are not many people on this planet that do not know the history of the Jews, thanks to the Christians. We all know they were there in (any of these sound familiar?) Judea, Samaria, Bethlehem: AKA The West Bank.

C’mon folks, common knowledge.

I also know, (watch the video from the Rabbi below), that these Palestinians think themselves relatives of the Jews. Jews from Issac and Arabs from Ishmael.

Okay, fine.

The Jews obviously have some kind of responsibility to these Palestinians. Heck, they may be their cousins. But this is over the top I think, even for family. This has turned into an ongoing rudeness to Jews. That the whole world doesn’t just say: “Hey, we know very well that is their land”, must hurt them so much. En mass we are doubting the history they have painstakingly wrote down and kept for thousands of years. It is basically the history of the world as we know it. I feel like we are torturing Jewish people by not acknowledging that. Doing both sides an injustice actually.

But, you really cannot just throw all those Palestinians out in the cold. This is the problem, the Jews can’t do it.

I blame the authorities and I think they are taking advantage of the situation. The normal person stuck in this situation has nowhere to go. I hear it from them over and over in the videos. These people, Palestinians, are stuck. But a few people are getting a lot from the situation and they are not stuck at all. On the contrary. They are on the news all over the world. Dressed very well in fancy places with very important people pleading for the noblest of causes.

I believe in my Sinai solution (see below) for the Gaza problem. What the Israelis need to handle this situation is space. Space to help set people up for success, not ensure their failure. It may also help the people in The West Bank get out from under the yoke of being pawns of “Activists” who desire the importance of having their own country in the most famous place on earth, maybe the most famous place in the Universe.

These Authorities do not play by the same rules as the West.

Property rights in The West Bank:

Palestinian land laws dictate how Palestinians are to handle their ownership of land under the Palestinian National Authority—currently only in the West Bank (see governance of the Gaza Strip). Most notably, these laws prohibit Palestinians from selling any Palestinian-owned lands to “any man or judicial body corporation of Israeli citizenship, living in Israel or acting on its behalf”. These land laws were originally enacted during the Jordanian occupation of the West Bank, which began after Jordan’s partial victory during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and ended after the sweeping defeat of the Arab coalition to the Israeli military during the 1967 Arab–Israeli War, following which the territory was occupied by Israel. Land sales by Palestinians to Israelis are considered treasonous by the former to the Palestinian national cause because they threaten the aspiration for an independent Palestinian state. The prohibition on land-selling to Israelis in these laws is also stated as enforced in order to “halt the spread of moral, political and security corruption”. Consequently, Palestinians who sell land to Israelis can be sentenced to death under Palestinian governance, although death penalties are seldom carried out; capital punishment has to be approved by the President of the Palestinian National Authority.