Judea and Samaria Will Outlive Us All

In approximately eighteen months, Barack Obama may well be a lame duck limping to January. During the same period, more thousands of Jews will continue being added to the population of Judea and Samaria.  Since 1967, several powerful world leaders who worked to oust Israel from Judea and Samaria have passed away.  During that same period, the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria, including the areas of East Jerusalem liberated in June 1967, has grown to 558,000 -- 230,000 in Greater East Jerusalem and 328,000 throughout the rest of Yesha. Yitzchak Rabin had an Oslo plan to withdraw from Judea and Samaria, but he was tragically assassinated before it could be advanced.  Shimon Peres, Rabin's Labor Party successor, thereupon entered as Israeli prime minister with a higher than 90% poll rating and assured everyone that he would complete the vision of withdrawing.  Yet an outbreak of Arab bus bombings wiped out Peres's support, whereupon he lost...(Read Full Article)