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U.S. PRESSURES DETERMINE POLICY
David Bedein, Bureau Chief, Israel Resource News Agency, Beit Agron Int'lPress Center, Jerusalem. Tel. 02 5300125
Israeli gov't admits: US Pressures Determine Retreat Policy
The U.S. Department has made it clear to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon: It wants the Jews out of the Katif district of Gaza by August 15th, with no excuses.
The Chief Rabbi of Haifa, Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen, came to Jerusalem and pleaded with Sharon to reconsider his plan to retreat from Katif, which involves Israel's obliteration of the 21 Jewish communities there, including 325 thriving Jewish farms and 86 synagogues and Jewish studycenters.
Sharon's answer to Rabbi Cohen: "This is what the U.S. State Department is demanding that I do, and I must do it".
It does not matter that half of the 9000 Jews who live in Katif have nowhere to go, with their relocation plans still left up in the air.
It does not matter that the Israeli government cannot offer more than two containers to each family to help them remove their possessions.
It does not seem to matter that the experts in Israel's security establishment are warning that the result of Israel's hasty retreat will be the creation of a new Islamic terror base.
Sharon is now making it clear that he is under pressure from the U.S.government, and that itís that.
Yet one of the common assumptions over the past two years is that theSharon government's plan to expel Jews from Gaza and the Northern Samaria and unilaterally hand the area over to an independent Palestinian entity had been an entirely autonomous Israeli decision.
Yet it can now be determined that the US government was behind it all along.
In meetings with concerned American citizens, Danny Ayalon, Israeli ambassador to the U.S, clearly states that Sharon's disengagement plan is part of an overall Israeli-American agreement.
In late June, Ayalon met with representatives of the Orthodox Union, one of the largest contingents of United States Orthodox Jews, and told them clearly that "Prime Minister Sharon is left with no choice. He is doing exactly what the U.S.expects him to do."
In an interview with the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles published on June 22nd, 2005, Ayalon reversed earlier Israeli government statements, saying that Israel does not expect the Palestinian Authority (PA) to dismantle terrorist infrastructure until after the planned expulsion, mentioning that ending terrorism and anti-Israel incitement had been conditions Israel had demanded from the PA before carrying out the plan. However, Ayalon indicated that the agreement with the U.S. was more important than an agreement with the PA.
Furthermore, the Israeli ambassador asserted that "Disengagement has to be viewed in the context of Israel-United States relations. This pullout did not follow an agreement with the Palestinians, but it followed something which is much more important, an agreement with the United States. Disengagement is something that creates a common agenda between us and the United States."
When asked how much the withdrawal depends on the Arabs, since the Israeli agreement is with Washington, Ayalon altered previous Israeli government demands that the PA control terrorism before the pullout.
This week's sudden announcement of the resignation of Israel FinanceMinister Netanyahu was aimed at the US State Department more than the Israeli public.
In the final interview given by Netanyahu to the Jerusalem Post on August 5th, 2005, two days before his resignation, he indicated that the current policy pursued by the government of Israel should be perceived as a threat to the security interests of the U.S. and of all western countries, since it creates a terror base in Gaza, since the Palestinian Authority has incorporated the Hamas and other Palestinian terror organizations instead of dismantling them.
Yet the position of the U.S. State Department remains undaunted: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon must dismantle and withdraw any and all Israeli presence from every Jewish community in the Katif district of Gaza by mid-August.
Sources in the Palestinian Authority and the U.S. government confirm that the U.S. now urges that Palestinian armed forces be immediately moved into these Jewish communities in mid-August, as Israel forcibly removes Israeli Jewish citizens who have lived there for more than thirty years. That could mean that the Palestinian Authority armed forces will be allowed to pursue and punish any Jews who cling to their property as the Israeli army is retreating.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also demands that Israel find a way to assure Palestinian Arabs some kind of safe passage that will enable Palestinian Arab residents of Gaza to traverse Israel in order to reach their fellow compatriots in the other parts of the Palestinian Arab self-ruled areas in Judea and Samaria.
Rice is also demanding that Israel allow additional arms and ammunitionto flow to the Palestinian Authority, ignoring the fact that the arms and ammunition supplied to the PA between 1993 and 2000 were turned against Israeli citizens since the fall of 2000, with a human toll of 1,073 people murdered in cold blood by armed Arab terrorists. And when special U.S. presidential envoy, General William Ward, was asked two weeks ago bythe U.S. International Relations Committee if the U.S. could account for the weapons that it had supplied to the Palestinian Authority in the mid-nineties, Ward's answer was in the negative.
Rice seems to not know or not care that the Palestinian Authority and its ruling Fatah organization, remain at war with the state of Israel, with one purpose in mind: the "liberation" of Palestine, from the Jordan River until the Mediterranean Sea.
When Israel Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz objected to Rice's demand for a safe passage for Palestinian Arab residents from Gaza to the Westbank, sources at the Israel Ministry of Defense confirmed to the media that a screaming match occurred, with the U.S. Secretary of State clarifying that she will not accept "no" for an answer in this regard.
Another recently resigned Israel government minister, Natan Scharansky, confirms that the motivating factor for Sharon's retreat remains the pressure that he is under from the American government and the other democracies abroad.
Sharansky wonders why it is that the world's democracies, led by the United States of America, are so keen to witness the creation of a new anti-democratic and anti-western and anti- American Islamic state in the Middle East.
Questions to the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv as to why the U.S. State Department would push Sharon in this direction have remained unanswered.
Israeli government officials do report that they are inundated with calls and e-mails from thousands of American Jews and Christians who question the judgment of Israel's Prime Minister in regards to the inherent dangers of his disengagement policy.
The time has come to ask the question: Why do U.S. citizens not challenge the pressures that the U.S. State Department brings against Israel in this regard?
If the U.S. State Department relents on its pressure against the government of Israel, Israel will reconsider its plans for a hasty retreat from its Jewish communities in the Katif district of Gaza.
The ball lies with the citizens and the Congress of the United States of America.
Annelore's commentary: Could there be any connection between the U.S.-Israeli agreement (whatever that may be), the expulsion of the Gush Kativ residents (in such a haste that they have to be put up in hotels all over the country because the new housing is by no means ready; the families with children do not know where they should register them for the new school year; and no one knows where they will find a new job, where to open up a new bank account, how long they will have to stay in 1 hotel room with all their children), and the hasty building of a gigantic American army base?1
There is a great threat of disaster looming over America as a consequence of the American Administration's action against Israel, effectively dividing up G-d's OWN Land by demanding the expulsion and deportation of Jews from their own, rightful land, and having them dispossessed. I pray that the vision I frequently get when closing my eyes is only the result of the deep empathy and compassion I feel for our people, sharing in their pain and anguish with a broken heart. For I keep seeing a disaster far greater than the one that descended upon New York City's twin towers and on the Pentagon. As the best of our people are being robbed, maligned and literally forcibly dragged out of their homes and synagogues, likewise the finest of the American people will become the victims of a terrible diaster. I hardly dare say it - indeed, perhaps I better not...
However, the recompense of the Holy One of Israel will inevitably descend
upon the nation that is leading in dividing up His land. All that fervent
prayers will be able to achieve is that America will not get totally destroyed.
She sits as a queen now, but the Lord will bring her down upon an ash heap
of mourning. Saints, take heed, don't take offense at the truth and my
honesty and directness, but be alert and seek the Lord what you should
do. Then DO it and do NOT procrastinate! Sometimes we do not get a second
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