By Yoni Kempinski and Elad Benari
Journalist and writer Caroline Glick, author of the book "The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East", says Israel should annex Judea and Samaria now, in response to President Barack Obama’s statements that the United States will “re-evaluate” its support for Israel at the United Nations.
Seeing as Obama is planning to change American policy and “force Israel into completely indefensible borders”, Glick told Arutz Sheva, “the time has come for Israel to come out with an alternative policy, and the alternative policy that we have to put out is applying Israeli law and sovereignty to Judea and Samaria”.
“The question couldn’t be more urgent,” said Glick, whose book deals with this very issue and of which a Hebrew edition was recently published.
“The government has got to put forward a new policy regarding the Palestinians,” she continued. “The two states failed, we all know it, [and] we can’t resurrect it because it wasn’t we that made it fail.”
“The world doesn’t like us now,” Glick pointed out when asked about the world’s reaction if Israel does indeed annex Judea and Samaria. “We’re in a situation now where all the things they said will happen to us if we do X, Y, or Z are happening to us now when we’re saying, ‘No, no, no, we’ll support the establishment of a Palestinian state in Israel’s heartland.”
Israel is facing a “mass of hostility from the Western world”, she said and, as such, “we have to put forward something that we can stand behind and push forward in the face of this hostility.”
Not sure I agree with, or even understand her reasoning, but it is certainly an intriguing idea. It is liable to cause a huge uproar at the UN which has recently decided to fly the Palestinian flag - the only flag without a country. It may very well precipitate Obama's abandoning Israel, as I have been predicting for years would happen. As soon as that happens, Israel will be attacked.