Yamit: Exchanging Land for Peace

With the Camp David Accords, Israel promised to return the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt. One community refused to leave their homes.

Comments (7)

(5) Avraham Keslinger, March 14, 2019 6:08 PM

no giving up land

Conquering Eretz Yisrael is an obligatory war. Therefor, no government has the right to give away land.

(4) Anonymous, March 14, 2019 3:03 PM

land for peace???

land for peace NEVER worked in history!!! just ask the american indians.

the presentation was a good summary of past events. hopefully it is a tutorial of how not to make the same mistakes again in the future!

Yisroel, March 14, 2019 3:37 PM

A tutorial how not to make the same mistake? SHOCKINGLY, not!

When I began to look at the video I had hope the same.
But it seems clear from me that the presenter is throwing out the idea tgat, we’ll, we wouldn’t go to war over land, as long as we get a”piece of paper, “ as Mubarak put it.
First, we aren’t talking about a few years with 2,500 settlers in Sinai, or 8,500 “settlers” from a quarter century in Gaza. We are talking about uprooting a half million Jews who have been there for half a century (!) from the ancestral Jewish lands of Judea and Samaria!
Second, after 25 years of a peace plan, Oslo, the ersatz Palestinians have NEVER ratified that plan! Neither in Ramallah nor in Gaza!
Why are we respecting a plan that our enemies have not ratified. People who still have in their charter that peace plans are meaningless and the proper path is [military] jihad! (Hamas charter #13)
We are being delusional!
The title is “A Sacrifice for Peace,” NOT “A Sacrice for Peace?”
That seems to me to indicate promoting this “forgotten” sacrifice to encourage a repeat.
I am sadly shocked at Aish.com for giving such a slant.

The Torah says, “הבא להרגך, השכם והרגו” if someone comes to kill you, get up early and kill him!”
It does not tell us to sacrifice for an elusive peace. Some Israelis & Jews are so desperate for peace that they throw their pacifist ideas on our enemies, thinking that surely the regular Palestinian wants to live in peace.
There is zero indication that Hamas or plo think that peace is a worthy objective to sacrifice for. The charter remain the same as they were before the 6 Day War: “Palestine, from the river to the sea!”
Why would we think that they think otherwise?

(3) Raymond, March 12, 2019 2:09 PM

Legacy of Self-Hatred

This tendency of Israel to hand over more and more of its tiny, precious land over to our sworn islamoNazi enemies, is a sure sign of our collective Jewish self-hatred, borne upon endless centuries of antisemitism. The very idea of land for peace is absurd. We have to give away land, so that the islamoNazis don't murder us? How about if they stop murdering us because murder is wrong? Or perhaps we should ask them to give away some of their land for the promise of peace? The very fact that the land for peace equation is made in the first place, with always our side expected to be the ones giving away our land, makes it obvious that peace between us and them cannot occur, and that giving away land only puts our Jewish people in ever-increasing danger. We do not look good to the world when we give away land. We look like the fools that we are. And this is why I cannot be a complete admirer of either Menachem Begin nor Ariel Sharon. Them forcing the most patriotic Jews to abandon their land and their homes, was unconscionable.

(2) Bunny Shuch, March 12, 2019 5:30 AM

There is a big difference between Egypt and Gaza.

My only criticism is that the narrator talked much too fast. That said, the pullout from Gaza turned out to be a tragic mistake. It has not only been Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority as well, that have been training their people (including children) to be terrorists and have been committing acts of war, including rockets, arson, kidnapping and murder, against Israeli civilians and soldiers. The Arab Palestinians could have built a country with the infrastructure that the Israeli inhabitants had left behind in Gaza, but both Hamas and the PA have chosen war and terror instead. Amazingly, Israel continues to provide people in Gaza with electricity and allows huge amounts of supplies to come in. I think one difference between the pullout from Gaza and the pullout from the Sinai, is that Egypt is an established country with a (comparatively speaking) fairly stable form of government. It's a cold peace, but at least it is a semblance of peace. Gaza is totally unstable and has no communal history. Hamas and the PA have always been sworn enemies of israel (when they're not at each other's throats) and the only thing that will change that dynamic is if they suffer a crushing defeat.

Yisroel, March 14, 2019 3:10 PM

Very well put

Gaza is run by Hamas that says openly in its charter that it wants nothing to do with peace. Only jihad. Which means the destruction of Israel and the killing of EVERY Jew!
How can Israel give one dime to such a government?
How would that be different than how we would feel if a government regularly gave money Hitler’s Germany?

(1) Dvirah, March 10, 2019 6:41 PM

Yasher Koach

Another excellent disposition!


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