Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

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Wednesday 27 March 2019

David Singer: Trump Could Replicate Golan Heights Decision in Judea and Samaria

Here's the latest article by Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer.

He writes:

 President Trump’s Proclamation on Recognizing the Golan Heights as Part of the State of Israel (Proclamation) could have important implications for America’s future policy regarding territorial claims by the Jewish people in Judea and Samaria (West Bank).

Trump first signalled America was voting against the United Nations long-held position on the Golan Heights – when US Ambassador to the United Nation Nikki Haley declared on 15 November 2018:
“The annual United Nations resolution entitled “The Occupied Syrian Golan” is scheduled for a vote on Friday, November 16. In previous years, the United States has abstained from voting on this resolution. However, given the resolution’s anti-Israel bias, as well as the militarization of the Syrian Golan border, and a worsening humanitarian crisis, this year the United States has decided to vote no on the resolution.
“The United States will no longer abstain when the United Nations engages in its useless annual vote on the Golan Heights. If this resolution ever made sense, it surely does not today. The resolution is plainly biased against Israel. Further, the atrocities the Syrian regime continues to commit prove its lack of fitness to govern anyone. The destructive influence of the Iranian regime inside Syria presents major threats to international security. ISIS and other terrorist groups remain in Syria. And this resolution does nothing to bring any parties closer to a peace agreement. The United States will vote no.”
The United Nations' designation of the Golan Heights as “The Occupied Syrian Golan” clearly signalled the UN’s total rejection of any Jewish biblical, historic and legal claims in the Golan Heights.

Part of the Golan Heights had been originally included in the territory of the Mandate for Palestine in the 1920 “Franco-British Convention on Certain Points Connected with the Mandates for Syria and the Lebanon, Palestine and Mesopotamia”.

This Convention established a joint commission to settle the precise details of the border and mark it on the ground. The Commission submitted its final report on 3 February 1922 – reducing the area of Palestine by placing all of the Golan Heights within the Mandate for Syria and Lebanon. The 1923 Paulet–Newcombe Agreement was subsequently signed by the British and French Governments confirming this and other boundary adjustments.

Trump could well turn his attention now to recognising the legal right of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria.

The United Nations'
  • designation of Judea and Samaria as “The Occupied Palestinian Territories”and
  • retention of the term “West Bank” – first used in 1950 – rather than “Judea and Samaria” -used since biblical times
has similarly signalled the UN’s rejection of the Jewish peoples’ right to “close settlement” in Judea and Samaria  – expressly recognised in article 6 of the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine and preserved until today by article 80 of the United Nations Charter.

Another Trump proclamation acknowledging the legal right of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria could happen at any time – irrespective of whether Israel has passed any law similar to that passed on 14 December 1981 declaring that ”the law, jurisdiction and administration of the state shall apply to the Golan Heights.”

Such a Trump proclamation would blunt the rising tide of rabid Jew-hatred within the United Nations, UNESCO, the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European Union resulting from these institutions having failed to acknowledge such vested Jewish rights under international law.

The Jewish people worldwide owe President Trump a huge debt of gratitude for championing and defending their right to reconstitute the Jewish National Home in the Golan Heights – and hopefully soon – in Judea and Samaria.

Author’s note: The cartoon — commissioned exclusively for this article — is by Yaakov Kirschen aka “Dry Bones”- one of Israel’s foremost political and social commentators — whose cartoons have graced the columns of Israeli and international media publications for decades. His cartoons can be viewed at Drybonesblog


  1. He [Charlie Kirk] says he thought that
    he would see Arab “refugees living in tents,”
    and instead was “shocked” to find a city
    “with malls, shopping centers, which is
    97 percent Arab,” where it was the Jews
    whose access to most of the city he
    found to be restricted.

    SOURCE: Conservative activist Charlie
    Kirk speaks of ‘eye-opening’ stint in Israel:

    by Josh Hasten, 2019 March 20

    While visiting the Golan, he [Charlie Kirk]
    was equally amazed to learn how Israeli
    hospitals treated Syrians wounded in that
    country’s civil war, despite the fact that
    Syria is an enemy country. And down near
    the Gaza border, he was more than surprised
    hearing how Israel evacuated nearly 10,000
    Jewish residents from Gaza back in 2005
    for “peace,” but was rewarded with rockets
    and cross-border terrorism.

    SOURCE: Conservative activist Charlie
    Kirkspeaks of ‘eye-opening’ stint in Israel:
    by Josh Hasten, 2019 March 20

    “They [the political Leftists] hate the idea
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    and Israel is one of the greatest success stories
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    SOURCE: Conservative activist Charlie Kirk
    speaks of ‘eye-opening’ stint in Israel:
    by Josh Hasten, 2019 March 20


    A “leftist,” he [Charlie Kirk] says, will
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    SOURCE: Conservative activist Charlie Kirk
    speaks of ‘eye-opening’ stint in Israel:
    by Josh Hasten, 2019 March 20

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    Yet the press couldn’t be troubled to report it.”

    SOURCE: The media goes to bat for congressional anti-Semitism
    by Sean Durns, 2019 March 20

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  2. "Trump could well turn his attention now to recognising the legal right of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria."

    That would be excellent!

    Unshackling Israel would be a very positive step for the whole world.

  3. While at it, he should give Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Sinai to Israel....he is hijacked by Zionists inside the white house and is willing to sign anything! Poor America, poor Jews!

    1. Cool down! Syria, Iraq, Jordan are Arabs' Armageddon territory and not belong to Jews the same way Texas, New Mexico, California etc [all of America] weren't part of the British/European settlers homeland [although Jews lived all around the Middle East 2 millennia before the first Arab Muslims invasion in the 7th century AD]. As for Sinai, I will give a second thought, because Sinai wasn't indigenous part of modern Egypt. Any question?


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