Envisioning Israeli Sovereignty Over Judea & Samaria in 5 Steps

The Two-State Alternative

An America First Solution to a Middle East Issue

“Belief” vs. Fact

A side by side view of perception and reality.

THE PA IS A PEACE PARTNER

The PA is a moderate entity and a peace partner.

THE PA SUPPORTS AND INCITES TERRORISM

The PA is funding terrorism, constantly calling for anti-normalization with Israel (and the US) and advocates incitement through its media and educational systems.

RESOLVING THE CONFLICT IS THE KEY FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE

The Palestinian issue is the key to normalization between Israel and the Arab world.

ARAB NATIONS AND ISRAEL ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO FACE GREATER RISKS IN MIDDLE EAST

Conflicts from Libya to Syria and Iran show that Middle Eastern nations last concern is the Palestinian issue. Today, various Arab nations are in disclosed and undisclosed cooperation with Israel.

SOVEREIGNTY WILL LEAD
TO VIOLENCE

Applying Sovereignty will lead to extreme resistance and violence by Palestinians.

THE ALTERNATIVE IS MUCH WORSE

Only by a small group related to the PA elite. This is far less than the predicted violence by withdrawing from Judea & Samaria – as is being experienced with Gaza.(See moving US Embassy to Jerusalem as an example of how this narrative is misplaced.)

ISRAEL WILL BE AN INTERNATIONAL PARIAH

Applying Sovereignty will lead to international isolation of Israel.

ISRAEL’S ALLIANCES ARE GROWING CONTINUOUSLY

This has been repeatedly demonstrated as false. Countries ultimately operate out of self-interest, and international support of Israel continues to strengthen both overtly and covertly.

JEWS WILL BECOME A MINORITY

Annexing Judea & Samaria will make Jews a minority in Israel.

MANIPULATED DATA

This myth is based upon intentionally misleading and politically charged demographic data produced by the PA, where not a single audited and monitored census has occurred in years.

GAZA IS INTEGRAL TO JUDEA AND SAMARIA

Gazans are the same as the Arabs living in Judea & Samaria.

A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SOCIETY

They are divided by culture, dialect, family ties, and religion. Gaza is a separate world from Judea and Samaria, where the Arabs living in these two regions abhor each other.

THE PA IS A PEACE PARTNER

The PA is a moderate entity and a peace partner.

THE PA SUPPORTS AND INCITES TERRORISM

The PA is funding terrorism, constantly calling for anti-normalization with Israel (and the US) and advocates incitement through its media and educational systems.

RESOLVING THE CONFLICT IS THE KEY FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE

The Palestinian issue is the key to normalization between Israel and the Arab world.

ARAB NATIONS AND ISRAEL ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO FACE GREATER RISKS IN MIDDLE EAST

Conflicts from Libya to Syria and Iran show that Middle Eastern nations last concern is the Palestinian issue. Today, various Arab nations are in disclosed and undisclosed cooperation with Israel.

SOVEREIGNTY WILL LEAD
TO VIOLENCE

Applying Sovereignty will lead to extreme resistance and violence by Palestinians.

THE ALTERNATIVE IS MUCH WORSE

Only by a small group related to the PA elite. This is far less than the predicted violence by withdrawing from Judea & Samaria – as is being experienced with Gaza.(See moving US Embassy to Jerusalem as an example of how this narrative is misplaced.)

ISRAEL WILL BE AN INTERNATIONAL PARIAH

Applying Sovereignty will lead to international isolation of Israel.

ISRAEL’S ALLIANCES ARE GROWING CONTINUOUSLY

This has been repeatedly demonstrated as false. Countries ultimately operate out of self-interest, and international support of Israel continues to strengthen both overtly and covertly.

JEWS WILL BECOME A MINORITY

Annexing Judea & Samaria will make Jews a minority in Israel.

MANIPULATED DATA

This myth is based upon intentionally misleading and politically charged demographic data produced by the PA, where not a single audited and monitored census has occurred in years.

GAZA IS INTEGRAL TO JUDEA AND SAMARIA

Gazans are the same as the Arabs living in Judea & Samaria.

A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SOCIETY

They are divided by culture, dialect, family ties, and religion. Gaza is a separate world from Judea and Samaria, where the Arabs living in these two regions abhor each other.

At the Best Interest of the US

The strategic advantage of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

THE MOUNTAIN RIDGES OF JUDEA AND SAMARIA OVERLOOK:

ISRAELI PRESENCE ON THE MOUNTAIN RIDGES EXTENDS THE STRATEGIC HAND OF THE UNITED STATES:

POPULATION

70% of Israel’s population.

MILITARY

No need to deploy
additional military
divisions and aircraft
carriers to the region.

COSTS

Saving the US
taxpayer $15-20
billion annually.

STRATEGIC SITES

All Israeli major infrastructure
and transportation systems.

INFLUENCE

US vacuum in the region
will be filled by the growing Iranian, Russian,
and Chinese influence.

ALLIES

Enhance survivability
of pro-US regimes in
the Middle East.

THE MOUNTAIN RIDGES OF JUDEA AND SAMARIA OVERLOOK:

ISRAELI PRESENCE ON THE MOUNTAIN RIDGES EXTENDS THE STRATEGIC HAND OF THE UNITED STATES:

POPULATION

70% of Israel’s population.

MILITARY

No need to deploy
additional military
divisions and aircraft
carriers to the region.

COSTS

Saving the US
taxpayer $15-20
billion annually.

STRATEGIC SITES

All Israeli major infrastructure
and transportation systems.

INFLUENCE

US vacuum in the region
will be filled by the growing Iranian, Russian,
and Chinese influence.

ALLIES

Enhance survivability
of pro-US regimes in
the Middle East.

What Happens to the Arabs?

How sovereignty is the solution.

PA/TWO-STATES

SOVEREIGNTY


A clan structure and culture isforcefully governed by a corruptedviolent and alien elite.


Re-introduces local and self governing autonomy by the clans, supported by Israel.


18% unemployment and a debilitating reliance on international funds.


Develops economic/industrial zones such as Barkan.


Violations of human rights and social justice by the PA.


Grants full civil rights and ability to vote for representation on local councils.


Systematic demonization of Jews with no hope for co-existence.


Offers the East-Jerusalem residency model with a long-term, highly vetted path for citizenship.

PA/TWO-STATES

SOVEREIGNTY


A clan structure and culture isforcefully governed by a corruptedviolent and alien elite.


Re-introduces local and self governing autonomy by the clans, supported by Israel.


18% unemployment and a debilitating reliance on international funds.


Develops economic/industrial zones such as Barkan.


Violations of human rights and social justice by the PA.


Grants full civil rights and ability to vote for representation on local councils.


Systematic demonization of Jews with no hope for co-existence.


Offers the East-Jerusalem residency model with a long-term, highly vetted path for citizenship.

What Happens to the Arabs?

Live
together
in peace!

What Happens to the Arabs?

Live
together
in peace!

Risk and Benefit Evaluation

To envision a different future, one must first assess the risks and returns for each approach, and understand them in the broader context of the Middle East.

PRIORITY

TWO STATE

SOVEREIGNTY

Fighting Terrorism from Judea & Samaria

Internal affair –no access for Israeli forces

Full access to combat terrorism – e.g. Operation Defensive Shield

Fighting Terrorism from Judea & Samaria

Loss of prestige and influence with pro-US Arab regimes

Solid Israeli presence in the region ensures protection of mutual US & Israeli interests

Lowest cost to US taxpayers

$15-20 Billion annually

No consequential cost to US taxpayers

Being able to reverse the policy in the future

Protecting US interests

Completely reversible

PRIORITY

TWO STATE

SOVEREIGNTY

Fighting Terrorism from Judea & Samaria

Internal affair –no access for Israeli forces

Full access to combat terrorism – e.g. Operation Defensive Shield

Fighting Terrorism from Judea & Samaria

Loss of prestige and influence with pro-US Arab regimes

Solid Israeli presence in the region ensures protection of mutual US & Israeli interests

Lowest cost to US taxpayers

$15-20 Billion annually

No consequential cost to US taxpayers

Being able to reverse the policy in the future

Protecting US interests

Completely reversible

The Sovereignty Solution

A true pathway to peace.

Sovereignty in a nutshell:

The combination of cooperation with Hamulot (Clans), municipal autonomy for Arab areas,a highly vetted and controlled path to citizenship and economic prosperity makes the alternative to a two-state solution, quite viable and fair. From a security perspective, sovereignty is the only approach that mitigates the very serious downside risk of another failed Arab state engaged in terror on Israel’s border; as if Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza were not enough. Furthermore, sovereignty is the most effective approach to protecting US interests in the Middle East.

Such a framework confronts the common charge that sovereignty will cause Israel to become an “apartheid state” as totally sophistic, and not comporting to the realities on the ground. In fact, such a reality would resolve the serious issue of two different sets of laws for different Israeli citizens while, once and for all, dealing with the PA’s culture of conflict, incitement and corruption, while constantly engaging in “anti-normalization” to the detriment of their compatriots.