Uploaded by verfrakt on May 22, 2011
In a remarkable video from 1978, 28 year old MIT grad Benjamin Netanyahu debates whether there should be a Palestinian state created on the West Bank and Gaza. Netanyahu argues that such a state would have but one goal: to destroy the Jewish state of Israel. He reviews the history from 1948 to 1967, when Gaza was controlled by Egypt and the West Bank by Jordan and there were no calls to end the occupation, or for national sovereignty for the Palestinians.
But one thing was similar in that period and today: terror attacks against Israeli Jews. Netanyahu went by the name of Benjamin Nitay at the time. His brother, Yonatan was an Israeli commando who led the Entebbe raid on July 4, 1976 during which he died. Netanyahu chose to use the name Nitay at MIT, where he was one year behind me, in large part for security reasons due to his brother’s notoriety and the spate of Palestinian terror attacks aimed at Israelis all over the world.
28 years old Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו בן 28
This video dates back to 1978. A 28 year old MIT grad Benjamin Netanyahu (he goes by the Name of “Ben Nitay” when he attends college in the US) debates that there should NOT be a Palestinian state created on the West Bank and Gaza. Netanyahu argues that such a state would have but one goal: to destroy the Jewish state of Israel.
This position is in line with the party platform of Netanhayu’s Likud party:
Likud has espoused opposition to Palestinian statehood and support of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. However, it has also been the party which carried out the first peace agreements with Arab states. For instance, in 1979, Likud Prime Minister, Menachem Begin, signed the Camp David Accords with Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, which returned the Sinai Peninsula (occupied by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967) to Egypt in return for peace between the two countries. Yitzhak Shamir was the first Israeli Prime Minister to meet Palestinian leaders at the Madrid Conference following the Persian Gulf War in 1991. However, Shamir refused to concede the idea of a Palestinian state, and as a result was blamed by some (including United States Secretary of State James Baker) for the failure of the summit. Later, as Prime Minister, Netanyahu restated Likud’s position of opposing Palestinian statehood, which after the Oslo Accords was largely accepted by the opposition Labor Party, even though the shape of any such state was not clear.
In 2002, during the Second Intifada, Israel’s Likud-led government reoccupied Palestinian towns and refugee camps in the West Bank. In 2005 Ariel Sharon defied the recent tendencies of Likud and abandoned the policy of seeking to settle in the West Bank and Gaza. Though re-elected Prime Minister on a platform of no unilateral withdrawals, Sharon carried out the Gaza disengagement plan, withdrawing from the Gaza Strip and demolishing the Israeli settlements there, as well as four settlements in the northern West Bank. Though losing a referendum among Likud registered voters, Sharon achieved government approval of this policy by firing most of the cabinet members who opposed the plan before the vote.
Sharon and the faction who supported his disengagement proposals left the Likud party after the disengagement and created the new Kadima party. This new party supported unilateral disengagement from most of the West Bank and the fixing of borders by the Israeli West Bank barrier. The basic premise of the policy was that the Israelis have no viable negotiating partner on the Palestinian side, and since they cannot remain in indefinite occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, Israel should unilaterally withdraw.
Netanyahu, who was elected as the new leader of Likud after Kadima’s creation, and Silvan Shalom, the runner-up, both supported the disengagement plan, however Netanyahu resigned his ministerial post before the plan was executed. Most current Likud members support the Jewish settlements in the West Bank and oppose Palestinian statehood and the disengagement from Gaza.
Read up more on what a One-State Solution Looks Like:
What Is Your Real Intention For The Palestinian Statehood?
12 February 2012
Dear PM Netanyahu,
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” Henry David Thoreau.
Are you happy that the USA’s influence with other countries is waning? Because it is apparent to other countries that there is an obvious level of hypocrisy in their stand on Palestine vs. that of Syria. The Palestinians approached the UN for statehood because they have not been getting anywhere with the ‘YOU’. The US should never have taken the stance of supporting a veto of the Palestinians’ request. But, because of the heavy Jewish influence in US politics and the nearing election, President Obama is once again put in a corner. When UNESCO recognized the Palestinians as a sovereign people, the US cut off all funding to UNESCO for the same reasons as their opposition to the Palestinian UN request, Jewish political pressure and favoritism of Israel. Yet the Palestinian flag now flies at UNESCO despite the American efforts to intimidate the organization through financial means.
The US proposes a UN resolution to demand that the Syrian dictator step down, and China and Russia vetoed that resolution because they recognize that the US will take a stand against the Syrians while continuing to support Israel in their unfair treatment of the Palestinians. Since they see the obvious hypocrisy in the American favoritism of the Jews and Israel, they are sending a clear signal that they will not follow a nation that is not consistently fair in their dealings. Until the US changes their stance on a Palestinian homeland and recognizes the Palestinians as a sovereign people, the other nations of the world will not support them.
Why are the Israelis pulling America down when US support got all of you where you are today? Instead, Israel should support America and help the US be a fair broker and not use the America Jews to try to bring President Obama to his knees. I have written a letter to President Obama about the idea of a breakthrough in arriving at an Israeli/Palestinian solution to this long standing problem and posted it in my blog. http://www.palestinebedrockoftheworld.com/we-need-a-breakthrough/
I have also rallied for others to support the idea of a breakthrough and this is one reply:
“Justice requires that the Palestinians be allowed to return to Palestine and that Jerusalem be an International City governed by the UN. The Quran mentions “WHEN A PEOPLE RETURN TO THE CITY”; which people misunderstood to mean when the Jews return to Jerusalem. Actually as it turns out the Quran refers to both the Palestinian Jews and the Palestinian Arabs. Most of today’s Jews as stated in Arthur Koestler’s The Thirteenth Tribe are not ethnic Jews but Khazar Turks who converted to Judaism in the 13th Century. DNA tests would be able to confirm it.”
So I replied to him and said, “This means Palestine must be democratic like South Africa and the side by side two states solution would not work, right? His reply was, “Yes like in Madinah of the Prophet’s time …” If you read what Rabbi Mordechi said, it was exactly what my Singaporean friend wishes for Palestine to be, and I believe these are the real wishes of Muslims around the world.. http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/petition-palestine/palestine-rabbi-mordechi/
If you still insist to take more land beyond the 1967 border this means the Palestinians will be left with only 10% and I think the world should call for a democratic state in Palestine like in South Africa. Hence, my advice to you is not lose this golden opportunity of a two states solution because most important the Palestinians accepted it and the world stand by it but it might no longer be there for you if you still insist to try to maintain the ‘status quo’ by delaying the implementation of what was already agreed.
The Israelis have often said that the Palestinians lost their opportunity for statehood in 1948, and now I am telling you not to lose this great opportunity for your people to be fair because history will not be with you forever. I don’t think this time around that you and your hard liners can succeed in distracting the world, and especially the US, by claiming that Iran is such a threat to Israel and the world that they must be bombed to prevent their obtaining a nuclear capability. You should not assume that the US will back you in creating a war just to avoid agreeing to a well deserved homeland for the Palestinians.
Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,
JEWS: stop sending money for these crimes
Uploaded by Yoryevrah on Jan 12, 2009
Gush Shalom peace activist Teddy Katz bussed across the U.S. in April 2005 beseeching Jew and Goy alike: stop sending money for all these crimes! And make no mistake, Katz said, “these are crimes committed by Jews.” And the crimes continue unabated.
Katz notes that the money (and support) for Israel’s crimes is predicated on Jewish guilt for not being in Israel, so send money and support for anything & everything Israel does. With this unending and blind support, reinforced by the ideology that Jews are permanent victims: “…the situation nowadays, more than 60 years after World War II, is that we holy, chosen Israelis, until this very day, we are able to kill a hundred Palestinians a day and still telling the world that we are always the eternal victims…” Katz pleads: STOP SENDING MONEY FOR ALL THESE CRIMES, AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, THESE ARE CRIMES COMMITTED BY JEWS. Until the money dries up, the Israelis won’t sit down and negotiate, won’t follow international law, won’t give up one inch of what they have stolen and continue to steal.
Katz spoke in Olean, New York at St. Bonaventure University (Franciscan), April 15, 2005. The entire video with Q & A was posted on google video in 2005. snowshoefilms yoryevrah