Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sinai Option – The Road to Permanent Peace!

By Steven Shamrak

[...] The solution that can bring permanent peace to Israel and let Arabs live with dignity in their own country was proposed over 100 years ago. It has been deliberately ignored and disallowed by the United Nations.

It is the Sinai option – the transfer of all of the Arab population from the land that used to be called the "Palestinian mandate" to the Sinai Peninsula, an area of contiguous land which is comparable by size with the entire Palestinian mandate: Israel, Gaza, Judea, Samaria, Golan Heights and Jordan! This plan presents the real opportunity for a permanent peace:

1. It will separate the two entirely incompatible communities and will create an environment conducive to the development of a new Arab entity totally independent from Israel.

2. It will provide Arabs with a contiguous landmass. Isn't that what the PA is demanding?

3. It will give Arabs full territorial, financial, military, political and religious control over the land, natural resources and population. There will be no dependency on Israel!

4. The new entity will be accountable for its actions in accordance with international law.

5. Israel will be able to securely control its border with the new Arab entity and keep it accountable for any terror activity.

6. All anti-Israel terror-inclined elements will be removed from the Jewish lands.

And, this plan is relatively easy to implement because:

1. The new entity can be either part of Egypt or become another independent Arab state.

2. There are only around 250,000 people living in Sinai today, predominantly Bedouins.

3. The SINAI OPTION will resolve the so-called Palestinians refugee question as they can easily be settled in the Sinai. Note: Over 70% of Jordan's population are so-called Palestinians others are decedents of the refuges from Saudi Arabia.

4. Every year the International community has been wasting/spending billions of dollars merely on conflict maintenance in the region. The SINAI OPTION offers the opportunity for investment in the permanent resolution of the conflict and it will free up billions of dollars that can be used to alleviate the suffering of people the world over.

5. Population transfers were successfully implemented before and after the adoption of the fourth Geneva Convention resolution. In fact, Israel is the only country this resolution targeted in order to prevent the transfer of the Arab population from Israel after the war of Independence!

6. It will create investment opportunities and would be of great benefit to Egypt, as well a financial bonanza for the Arabs who are currently living in Judea-Samaria, Gaza and Jordan.

7. It will improve the lifestyle and living conditions of millions of Arabs and will bring peace, stability and prosperity to Jews in Israel.

8. The plan can be implemented humanely and gradually under supervision of the International community or it can be implemented by force, unilaterally by Israel, when the Arab enemies of the Jewish state start the next war or perpetrate the hideous act of terror against the Israeli population. Israel must be ready to implement the SINAI OPTION at any time!

This is the only way toward permanent peace in the region and fulfillment of the 2000 year old commandment and inspiration of Jewish people – the return to the G-d given land of our ancestors!

The International community, Arab and Muslim countries insist that they want peace in the Middle East! Therefore, why don't they even want to hear about this alternative plan? And the fact that during the breakout through the Sinai border with Egypt, instigated and planned in advance by Hamas, half of Gaza's population were able to cross the border during the first two days is a proof that the Sinai Option easy to implement and the practical way to start the process of ending Arab occupation of Jewish land and establishing true and permanent peace in Israel, free of Arab terror.

Traditions and customs of all nations or indigenous people are greatly respected by a kind and politically correct international community. At the same time, any inconceivable excuse is used to negate, brush-off or dismiss a 3300 years old spiritual and historical connection of Jewish people with the land of Israel, Eretz-Israel!


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