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3 August, 2011, 3 Av 5771
1. IDF Prevents 98% of Potential Terror Attacks!
2. Glenn Beck: Never Ever Call it the West Bank by Elad Benari
3. The Term "West Bank" May be Correct! by Yair Davidiy

Members of the Fogel Family from Itamar Murdered by Arab Terrorists.


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1. IDF Prevents 98% of Potential Terror Attacks!

Overcoming Attempted Murder
By Rebecca Fuhrman
Israel Mon Aug 1 2011

According to an on the record intelligence briefing which was held only two weeks before this attack, the IDF prevents anywhere from eleven to fifteen of these kind of attacks every day - preventing 98% of potential attacks - simply because our soldiers patrol in every nook and cranny of every Arab community west of the Jordan River. Imagine a situation of a PLO state where the IDF would not have that freedom of action.

2. Glenn Beck: Never Ever Call it the West Bank by Elad Benari

American talk show host Glenn Beck explained to his audience on Friday why Judea and Samaria should not be referred to as the West Bank, as the Arabs and mainstream media customarily do.
Beck made his comments in response to an interview given by Huffington Post contributor Frank Schaeffer to MSNBC's Martin Bashir.
The interview dealt with the influence of religion on politics, and Schaeffer said that he believes such an influence exists, saying,
# I think that the faith based politics is an immensely destructive thing. What do you think Iran, Saudi Arabia, or the settlers in the West Bank of Israel, who refuse to move and are jeopardizing world peace, are about? This is faith-based politics. We want reason-based politics.#
The staunchly pro-Israel Beck, who played the clip on his show, said: #Does anybody know why they call it the West Bank? Technically, what is the West Bank? I don't think anybody in America knows.
# No Israeli calls it the West Bank because there's no such place as the West Bank,# Beck added. His co-host then emphasized that the area's real name is Judea and Samaria, noting that Judea comes from the name Judah.
The term West Bank dates from the establishment of the kingdom of Jordan on the east bank of the Jordan in 1922. It refers to Judea and Samaria by their location on the west bank of the Jordan River and is an attempt by the Arab world to link them to Jordan, although they were originally slated to be part of the state of Israel. Jordan has given up all demands for Judea and Samaria, which it occupied from 1949-1967, when they were united with Israel after Jordan attacked the Jewish state in the Six Day War.
Beck then added, # By calling it the West Bank, they are trying to erase the well-known documented Jewish claims to that area. They call it the West Bank so it is a "new place.' #

# They're saying that Jews have no claim on that land and that's why they call it the West Bank# he said. #Never ever call it the West Bank. It's Judea and Samaria. Never call it the West Bank.

# They [the Arabs] are really really brilliant,# added Beck. # This is really being played very well…There's no history of Palestinians [in that area]. You know what Palestine is named after? The Philistines. There were the Philistines. That's why they came up with the name Palestine later.#

The Philistines were a warlike, sea people whose origins may have been Minoa, an island off Greece, and who lived on the southern coast of Israel, far from Judea and Samaria, during the time of the Bible after their attack on Egypt failed. They were the Jews' worst enemy during the time of the Judges and Kings, but were absorbed into conquering empires and disappeared as a distinct people by the 5th century B.C.E.

Glenn referred to the claims being made that Jews are #squatting in the West Bank# and said: #How can you squat in the land that you have all of that history written of that area is about you? In fact that area is named after you.#

Beck visited Israel last month, where he addressed the Knesset's Aliyah and Absorption Committee, telling its members that the Biblical Esther and Ruth have guided him as he stands up for Israel.

Several weeks ago he addressed the annual Christians United for Israel conference and blurred the political and national -but not, of course, the religious - lines between Christians and Jews, whom they said are one and the same against common enemies.

# When we see Israelis not as part of us, but as us, we can move to the next level as human beings,# said Beck. #Let us declare, "I am a Jew" they cannot kill all of us. #

3. The Term "West Bank" May be Correct! by Yair Davidiy

First of all, on the whole, we like Glen Beck and think he is a great man. His statement,
# When we see Israelis not as part of us, but as us, we can move to the next level as human beings,#
in a way also sums up the Brit-Am position or at least part of it.
Concerning his remarks on not using the term "West Bank" however he may be mistaken.

Glen is under the impression that the expression "West Bank" implies that since the area concerned adjoins the East Bank it should politically be attached to it. He prefers the terms "Judah and Samaria" for this area. It is true that nowadays Jewish Nationalists and their sympathizers usually say "Judah and Samaria" to emphasize the Israelite ancestral pertinence of the region. Those of contrary ideological commitments on the other hand prefer the term "West Bank" which sounds less committal and recognizes the existence of the State of Jordan on the east bank on the other side of the Jordan River.

Once however we acknowledge that the East Bank ALSO should be part of Israel like the west side then it is good to remind ourselves that the Jordan has two banks and that BOTH of them should be ours by right!

Historically, The present-day territory of Jordan was included in the British Mandate of Palestine that the League of Nations placed in the hands of Great Britain in 1920.
It was intended to be part of the area in which Jewish settlement would be encouraged as a prelude to the establishment of a Jewish State.
In 1920-21 it was set up as an independent county known at first as, The Emirate of Transjordan.
Not only was this against the Biblical Promise but it was also probably illegal in international law and contrary to the Mandate.

# The Emirate of Transjordan was a former Ottoman territory in the Southern Levant that was part of the British Mandate of Palestine. In 1921 it was excised from Palestine and became an autonomous political division under as-Sharif Abdullah bin al-Husayn #

Abdulla Hussein came from Mecca in Arabia and had belonged to the ruling Hashemite family of the time.
In WW1 Abdulla Hussein had helped T.E. Lawrence in his guerilla warfare against the Turks. The British felt obligated towards his family. After WW1 the French took control of Syria which the famly of Abdulla had expected for themselves. Abdullah amassed tribal forces to attack the French but Winston Churchill persuaded him not to. Instead he was given Transjordan. His brother Feisal became King of Iraq. Meanwhile the Saudi Family backed by the Wahabi religious movement had been taking over Arabia whose conquest they completed in ca. 1925.

Jewish Zionists regretted the creation of Transjordan and hoped to regain it in the future.
A famous song by Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1929) reflects this sentiment.

The East Bank of the Jordan
by Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1929)
As a bridge is held up by a pillar
As a man is kept erect by his spine
So the Jordan, the holy Jordan
Is the backbone of my Israel.

Two Banks has the Jordan –
This is ours and, that is as well.
The East Bank of the Jordan

The east bank of the Jordan in Biblical Times had been settled by the Tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half-Manasseh though further east were to be found the Kingdoms of Moab and Ammon. Even after the Babylonian Exile and the return of the Jews under Ezra and Nehemiah many Jews settled in the region east of the Jordan River and exercised control over parts of it.
In 1948 Transjordan participated with other Arab States in the War against the Jews in Palestine. At the end of the war many former Arab inhabitants of Palestine had moved east of the Jordan. The overwhelmingly majority had fled willingly but some had been encouraged to leave.
[Meanwhile a greater number of Jewish refugees from Arab countries were entering the new-born State of Israel.
In the War of 1948-49 the West Bank (i.e. the areas of Judah and Samaria) had been conquered by the TransJordanians who hencefore called themselves the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This conquest however was recognized only by the Governments of Britain and Pakistan. Otherwise it was ignored or considered illegal as indeed it was.

In 1967 the West Bank areas of Judah and Samaria were liberated by the State of Israel. The East Bank remained under foreign Arab occupation.

About 70 to 80% of the population of Jordan (as it is now known) are Palestinians i.e. refugees from the region west of the Jordan River. The State of Jordan is, like Gaza, in effect a Palestinian State. Some degree of democracy is allowed.
Real control however is in the hands of the Hussein Royal Family who are backed by a few Bedouin clans and Circassian families.

This region is part of the Promised Land and should belong to Israelites. It is occupied territory.
It is the East Bank of Israel.

Deuteronomy 15: “Also I gave Gilead to Machir. 16 And to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave from Gilead as far as the River Arnon, the middle of the river as the border, as far as the River Jabbok, the border of the people of Ammon; 17 the plain also, with the Jordan as the border, from Chinnereth as far as the east side of the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea), below the slopes of Pisgah.

By referring to the areas of Judah and Samaria as the West Bank we are just as easily reminding ourselves that an East Bank also exists AND IT TOO should rightfully belong to us.

See Also:
#2. A Biblical Warning to the State of Israel; The Arabs Must Leave. The Bible Says so.


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