American Senator Comes Out in Favor of Alternative Peace Plan

The Jerusalem Post has an article about American Senator Brownback coming out in favor of an alternative peace plan. This plan has been around for a long time, and has been proposed by Member of Knesset Benny Elon.

Going by the name “The Right Road to Peace”, it calls for Israel to officially annex Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron), which is where I and more than 260,000 other Jews live. You can read the entire plan in English here. Many people have seen that giving up territory for peace does not work. In the past two years this has been glaringly apparent, as the Gaza withdrawal showed – not only did it not bring peace, but it brought terror closer. The Second Lebanon War also showed that the Israeli withdrawal from the security zone in south Lebanon did not bring peace – only a short time of quiet.

Those of us who live where we do believe that this peace plan will eventually be implemented. The fact that an American senator is talking about it is a major milestone.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jerusalem Joe
    Oct 10, 2007 @ 17:55:31

    Since the whole purpose of the “peace” process was and still is to annihilate
    Religious-Zionism and the Jewish identity of the Israeli state, one can rest assured that this initiative will be completely ignored by every important Israeli publication and person or perhaps it will be ridiculed.
    Sorry.

  2. soccer dad
    Oct 10, 2007 @ 18:03:51

    May I dispute you on a point. The withdrawal from Lebanon did bring a respite. First of all, within months three Israeli soldiers were kidnapped and killed by Hezbollah – with the connivance of UN troops and Kofi Annan’s office – without a word of protest. Without an Israeli presence to harrass them, Hezbollah re-armed. Last year’s war was a direct result of Hezbollah’s freedom in the absence of Israeli troops.
    So I don’t believe that the withdrawal brought even a short time of quiet.
    (I hope I’m not being harsh.)

  3. RR
    Oct 14, 2007 @ 12:40:07

    Israel should have formally annexed J&S back in 1967, as soon as it was clear that Egypt and Jordan wouldn’t take them back.

  4. westbankmama
    Oct 14, 2007 @ 16:26:37

    Jerusalem – I think you may be confusing cause and effect here.

    Soccerdad – I guess you are right.

    RR – I agree with you.

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