For those who believe in the Bible, taking a stand for Israel’s settlement of Judea and Samaria is a given. God through His prophets said it would happen as a necessary step toward redemption (both for Israel and the world).
But many folks don’t believe in the Bible, Israelis included.
Still there are solid arguments to be made for manning the frontline that is the biblical heartland, and Israel’s Kan public broadcaster was kind enough to inadvertently provide one this week.
In an article published by the Arabic-language site of Kan, the entire Galilee was referred to as “Occupied Northern Palestine.”
Middle East expert Dr. Edy Cohen, a regular contributor to Israel Today, posted a screenshot of the original article to X, formerly Twitter. In his post, Cohen described the incident as part of a “Palestinianization process” at the taxpayer-funded news organization.
The wording of the article was later changed following an outcry on social media.
Again, Kan is a state media organ. In other words, voices connected to the Israeli government itself are saying that areas beyond the “disputed territories” of Judea and Samaria are similarly “occupied.”
This is a clear indication that the conflict would not end even if Israel surrendered 100 percent of the territories the Palestinians are demanding in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem.
They see the entire land as illegally occupied by Israel and under illegitimate Jewish sovereignty.
Judea and Samaria (and eastern Jerusalem) are the frontline. If Israel abandons that frontline, the conflict doesn’t come to an end. It advances, deeper and deeper into Israeli territory.
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