The 450 Arab villages of Judea and Samaria bear Biblical names (Anatot is Anata, Haramah is A-Ram, Gilo is Beit Jallah, Gofna is Jifna, Levonah is Luban, etc.).
Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, Gaza and Golan have renewed ancient Jewish presence, which was violently suspended by Arab and prior aggression.
Israel’s Founding Fathers were not inspired by the coastal plain (which played a minimal role in forging the Jewish identity), but rather by Judea and Samaria, Gaza and Golan, which constitute the Cradle of Jewish History.
Ben Gurion stated: “The Jewish passport has been the Bible.” Statesmen do not negotiate away their Cradle of History, lest they forfeit their national future!
Excerpted from The Ariel Center for Policy Research,The Jerusalem Cloakroom #118 http://www.acpr.org.il/cloakrm/index.html,
September 19, 2004
by Yoram Ettinger