Lest Americans Forget America’s past Patriots - John Adams, the 2nd president of the US
“I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilise man than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilising the nations.”
If I were an atheist of another sect, who believe, or pretend to believe that all is ordered by chance, I should believe that chance had ordered the Jews to preserve and propagate to all mankind the doctrine of a supreme, intelligent, wise, Almighty Sovereign of the Universe, which I believe to be the great essential principle of all morality, and consequently of all civilisation.”
On January 1, 2013, within week of the 2013 Israeli Knesset elections, Alan Baker spoke at the “Women in Green Conference” on the legality of the Jewish towns sprouting up in Samaria and Judea. Ambassador Alan Baker is recognized as one of Israel’s leading international law experts, served as Legal Counsel and Deputy Director General of Israel’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs between 1996 and 2004. This was followed by four years (2004-2008) as Israel’s ambassador to Canada. He is presently the Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Of more recent, Alan Baker was asked to become a member of the committee headed by Judge Edmond Levy to every all the international legal document son the legality of regulating building communities in Judea and Samaria. This committee in what to known as the “Levy Report” would eventually agree that Israel would be fully in its rights to do so.
At the Women in Green Conference – Photo by Yoni Kempinski
According to Alan Baker, the task of the Levy Committee was to appraise the global construction of towns, industry and homes in the Shomron and Judea region and to make recommendations to the government on how to proceed with these recommendations. It was the purpose to establish the appropriate legal procedures on how to authorize such construction in according to the law, for the planning and zoning requirements in the settlement region of Judea and Samaria was critical to the State of Israel.
One of the critical reason for such a report has been that the only guiding government document used by the Israeli government was the 2004 report authored by an Israeli leftist attorney, Talia Sasson, who recommended that the government of the State of Israel dismantle many of the new communities called “outposts” in Judea and Samaria. Later, Talia Sasson ran for the public office as an MK in the Israel Knesset as part of the “far-left Meretz Party.”
The problem, according to Baker in his speech to the Women in Green organization was due to the misconception of the fact that she had been asked by the former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon to prepare a report on “unauthorized outposts”. When the report was completed, the “unauthorized outposts” suddenly became “illegal outposts” which made every pioneering Israeli citizen building a home outside of the restricted regions zones for Jewish communities into “criminals” in which they were truly “patriots of Israel.”
It was then, after the Sasson report was published that the American Presidents George Bush and later Barak Obama adopted this mantra that all these communities were illegal. As Baker stated; “Not having authorization is not a crime…Or mission was to clarify the situation and to make appropriate recommendations.”
The committee diligently examined all the legal rights of the State of Israel to build in Judea and Samaria. During these hearings, the leftists groups who presented their documents to the committee were solely intent on proving that only the Arab Palestinians had the right to build on non-privately owned land in the region. Those claims were rejected by the committee according to Baker.
It was then at this time, that the Levy Committee, according to Baker, came to its legal conclusions that “after extensive investigation, we determined that Judea and Samaria were not legally “occupied.” During the years between 1948 and 1967 while the British Mandate was the force of law according to the League of Nations, even the Jordanian crown, who declared that they had sovereign rights to rule of the “West Bank” region were never recognized by the international organization such as the United Nations. Therefore Jordan was not a “former sovereign.”
In addition to the international dispute over Israeli control over Shomron and Judea, Baker stated that “building by Israel in Judea and Samaria does not violate the Geneva Convention.” As such the current position of the United Nations who claims to represent the legal opinion of the international community is truly a misinterpretation of the aims of the founding drafters of the Geneva Convention.
Yet, as unusual as it may seem, the State of Israel, representing the Jewish people, do claim that they have a historic right to build in Judea and Samaria. In his conclusion, Allan Baker stated, “No one can deny this historic right. There are non-legal documents, or treaties, that attribute to the Palestinians sovereign rights to the region,” but there are no legal documents that attributes that Palestinian sovereign right to the region is legal and binding.
Supporting the legality and strategic legitimacy of the region of Shomron and Judea, Destination Yisra’el and Kol Ha’tor both share the vision that this entire region will become the future homeland of the restored Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. Together with the Jews of the House of Judah, Klal Yisra’el (All-Israel) will be redeemed and restored back to their tribal homelands in peace and support for one another.
The Yesha Council - the council of the Jewish communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza have created this graphic Three-dimensional Topographical Map (in Hebrew) which shows the danger to all living in the Land of Israel of having a ‘Palestinian state’ in Judea and Samaria. On this pictorial map, it reflects the idea that a “3-D map is worth a million words” and gives explanation on how the strategic region of Judea and Samaria towering above the Gush Dan, the region of Israel’s largest city, Tel Aviv, is critical to the safety and defense of Israel; where millions of Israeli people live.
Even more so, the Golan Heights also is depicted towering over the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) just as the mountains of Jordan stand much higher than the Jordan Valley. The surrounding region of Jerusalem clearly depicts how hostile forces on three sides of the city of Jerusalem are controlled by the Palestinian forces. As former Yesha Council Director-General and now the leader of the 4th largest Israeli Political Party in Israel, Jewish Home, Naftali Bennet stated:
Jewish Home Leader, Naftali Bennet - “The map is designed to make clear to the citizens of greater Tel Aviv that Judea and Samaria is not far away, but rather overlooks their back yards. Most of the population is unaware of this, because maps are generally two-dimensional. Residents of Kfar Saba and Raanana might not be happy to find themselves literally under the thumb of a State of Palestine, and it’s time they knew of this danger.”
Strategic Facts about Samaria (Shomron or Yesha)
- The mountains of Judea and Samaria are the central mountain range of the Land of Israel, running 140 kilometers from the Jezreel Valley in the north to the Arad Valley in the Negev.
- The width of the Judea and Samaria mountains is 55 kilometers, and the width of Israel’s coastal plain near Tel Aviv is only 16 kilometers.
- Yesha’s main north-south route, Highway 60, is also the national watershed line, and runs mostly along the same route taken by the Patriarchs in the Bible.
- The mountain aquifer, which supplies half of Israel’s water, is in Judea and Samaria.
It was two months earlier in November, 2012 that the Women in Green movement called upon the Israeli government to begin plans to officially annex the region of Judea and Samaria after the Palestinian Authority presented an application to the United Nations’ General Assembly to approve their status as a “non-member observer state.” In a statement sent to media, WIG spokespersons Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover quoted the founding prime minister of the Jewish State, David Ben Gurion, who said:
Founding Prime Minister David Ben Gurion - “What's important is not what the Nations say, but what the Jews do!”
After the expected vote to approve the PA's application, the Women in Green movement then called upon the “Israeli government to respond with the immediate application of Israeli sovereignty over all Judea and Samaria” with these words:
Women in Green – “The WIG movement is supporting this request with a massive media and public campaign that is headlined by the declaration that the application of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria is a necessary step. Nothing can be more authentic, Zionist, justified, and Jewish than such a move.”
Included in the campaign was a short film from the WIG’s second conference whose theme was for the application of Israeli sovereignty over Shomron and Judea that was head in the summer of 2012 in Hevron (Hebron), called the “City of the Patriarchs” that is most noted for its traditional burial site of the biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs of both the Jews and the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel. As such, this city is consider the second-holiest city in Judaiem next to Jerusalem.
At the “Sovereignty Conference” in Hebron, the noted guests of honor were Israeli Minister Daniel Hershkowitz, Knesset MKs Elkin, Hotoveley, Regev, and Ariel, as well as the Jewish public figures such as Geulah Cohen, Caroline Glick, Adv. Dafna Netanyahu, Adv. Itzik Bam, head of the Samaria Regional Authority Gershon Mesika, Yoram Ettinger, and Adv. Howard Grief.
The WIG spokespersons Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover also rejected the cowardice of the those who feared a hostile international response to the Israeli act of applying Israeli sovereignty over the regions of Shomron and Judea. Their response was simple, in the past the international community was hostile to the fact of the application of sovereignty over Greater Jerusalem and over the Golan Heights regions. As they retorted: “Just as the international opposition passed then, so it will pass now.”
In conclusion, there two patriots of Israel, both Matar and Katsover wrote:
Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover – “Two weeks ago we saw that Israel has advanced defensive means (Eight Day War with Gaza in December), but all of our sophisticated technology will be of no avail if we will not internalize that “This is our land”…“The war over the Land of Israel is a moral and justified one. We will win it. The command of the generations beats within us, and the voice of the L-rd, in our ears: ‘I will give this land to your offspring ... and to your offspring after you for an everlasting possession.’”
The G-d of Israel is quietly recreating the State of Israel to begin its final acts before the G-d of Israel take full control of the Land of Israel. Yes, there are a lot of imperfect people seeking to restore the Land of Israel to its divine mission, the strategic planetary capital of the future Messiah son of David. Here will be a nation focused on holiness, righteousness and justice. If you believe these fact to be, you might desire to reconnect with the Biblical portrayals of what is and will be happening in your near future.
This Biblical portrayal includes Prophecies that the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel are about to return to the Land of their Biblical Inheritance. This is Divine Destiny in living reality as the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel return to their Homelands first in Shomron (Samaria), Israel.
If you want to learn more, Contact “Kol Ha Tor Vision”, the Voice of the Turtledove. Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Vision for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”,a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that hosts Shomron (Samaria) Tours to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel.