Dec 232016
 

So the UN finally got to pass an anti-Israel resolution. This sort of thing usually doesn’t happen,because the US is usually there to veto this sort of thing… but there’s only a month left to the Obama administration, and I guess he figured he has to stick as many knives in as many backs as he can in the time he has.

The summary of the resolution is that Israel is bad and wrong for building on “occupied territory.” Where this sort of thing *really* fails is that people who want to see Israel destroyed consider Israels own capital city, Jerusalem, as “occupied territory.” The US abstained from the vote because according to the current administration Israel building on territory that is not a part of any recognized nation is against the “two state solution.”

Here’s my solution: A “three state solution.” Israel should just go ahead and build settlements. But those settlements would *not* be a part of Israel if they are built on territory that wasn’t part of Israel *after* the 1967 war (which means that Israel keeps Jerusalem, duh). They would, instead, be a *new* nation. “New Israel,” or “Israel-Two,” whatever. This would have two benefits:

  1. New Israel would serve as a buffer zone and bullet sponge for Israel. It would be populated by Israelis who are ok with the notion that they will be constant targets. Over time this would produce an especially hardy breed of badass.
  2. As New Israel grows, the land available for the hypothetical nation of “Palestine” shrinks. This would be an incentive for the Palestinians to stop screwing around and get serious about the business of become a nation – which would include finally coming to accept the existence of Israel – before they lose ever land square inch of land to New Israel.

One potential business opportunity for the New Israelis would be mining operations. The settlements might dig *big* moats around themselves, perhaps 20 feet deep by 20 feet wide (potentially filled with genetically engineered crocoboars or some such). The dirt and rock could then be shipped through Israel to the Mediterranean, where it would be used to help build Israel out *westwards* and increase the land area.

 Posted by at 11:46 pm
  • allen

    simple solution..recognize palestine as a country. then, the next day, when they fire a rocket over the border…israel declares war, and rolls over them. problem solved.

    they want to BE a country, fine. they get all the rights and RESPONSIBILITIES of a country. and that means if you do something warlike against your neighbors, there are consequences. so far, they haven’t really had to live with those consequences. not like they should have.

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    • Scottlowther

      There is a recent precedent: Russia/Crimea. So, Israel cuts the settlements loose and recognizes Palestine as a nation (per 1968 borders). As soon as the Palestinians make *any* effort to oppress the Jews in the settlements, Israel moves in to “protect the Israeli ethnic minorities.” Point to Crimea.

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  • brightlight

    There have been suggestions of something like before. Usually its called the ‘State of Judea’.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Judea

  • Thucydides_of_Athens

    Obama’s pettiness and spite have essentially removed any incentive for negotiations or diplomacy. The Israelis may have no choice but to drive the Palestinians into the sea in order to remain safe.

  • Paul451

    You might find support in Israel for this. The people who tend to create these illegal settlements are the religious extremists who also, under Israeli law, get to opt out of military service and paying taxes. Not having to pay for, or defend, these idiots would meet with the approval of many moderate Israelis.

  • Danger_Maus

    I can’t understand why Americans have this bias towards the Jewish state, completely ignoring the crimes they are committing against the original inhabitants of the Palestine. Why this whimsical notion that they should be on the side of Israel.

    • Scottlowther

      Americans are generally on the side of Israel because Israel, unlike it’s neighbors, is a modern democracy. Israel, unlike its neighbors, recognizes the human rights of its citizens regardless of race or religion. Arab Muslim citizens of Israel can own land and businesses and run for and hold elective office; Israeli citizens can change their religion. But in “Palestine,” simply being Jewish is cause for execution. Israelis, unlike a whole lot of Arabs, don’t see America as “the great Satan” and want to see us destroyed. Jewish Israelis, unlike Muslims, don’t look at Christian or agnostic or atheist or pagan Americans and think that they *must* be converted or killed.

      In short, Israelis, unlike their neighbors, are civilized, and not barbarians.

      And what crimes do you think the Israelis are committing against the Neandethals, the original inhabitants of the region?

      • Danger_Maus

        “…Israel.. unlike it’s neighbors, is a modern democracy. Israel, unlike its neighbors, recognizes the human rights of its citizens regardless of race or religion.”

        Are you kidding?! Democratic? Israel is sooooo democratic that Secretary of State, John Kerry, said of the future of this state will be “jewish or democratic but NOT BOTH.” Such is the state of politics in this country. Arab residents of Israel who fled during the Arab Israelis wars are not allowed back to their Israeli homes; and Israel arbitrarily confiscated their lands just so that they have no claim for returning.

        It is also more racist than the former South African Apartheid state. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in an open letter to the University of Berkeley in 2010:

        “I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of Apartheid. I have witnessed the humiliation of Palestinian men, women, and children made to wait hours at Israeli military checkpoints routinely when trying to make the most basic of trips to visit relatives or attend school or college, and this humiliation is familiar to me and the many black South Africans who were corralled and regularly insulted by the security forces of the Apartheid government.”

        This is how your “democratic” Israel treat the citizens of the occupied territories in their own land. “..recognizing the human rights of its citizens regardless of race or religion.” ? You’re full of sh#t !

        • Scottlowther

          Yeah, yeah, Israel is such a terribly anti-Arab racist place that millions of Arabs want to move there. Give the “Palestinians” the choice of living in Israel or in Syria or Iraq or Saudi Arabia, where are they going to go? They *used* to be Jordanians, but even Jordan abandoned all claim to the West Bank. So if you have an issue with the Israeli checkpoints… why don;t you take it up with the Jordanians? How easy do you think *they* make it for the “Palestinians” to cross the border on a daily basis to work in Jordan? And the Palestinians haven;t spent generations swearing to exterminate the Jordanians and taken every opportunity to demonstrate their will with rockets and bombs?

          > You’re full of sh#t !

          Well, you take care now. I’m sure you’ll have a much better time at other websites like Stormfront or the main pages of Hamas, Hezbollah or ISIS that will agree with you that the Jews should be driven into the sea.