Netanyahu announces a post-election plan to annex Jordan Valley, just as Modi once promised Indian Occupied Kashmir’s annexation
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has promised to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if he wins next week’s general election, drawing sharp criticism from Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia.
This promise is strikingly similar to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge of annexing Jammu and Kashmir in his election manifesto.
“Today, I announce my intention, after the establishment of a new government, to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea,” Netanyahu said in a speech broadcast live on Israeli TV on Tuesday.
That step, he said, could be taken “immediately after the election if I receive a clear mandate to do so from you, the citizens of Israel”.
Netanyahu and Modi – Two sides of the same coin with a similar agenda
The Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea constitute almost 30 percent of the West Bank. Some 65,000 Palestinians and about 11,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in the area – most of which is under Israeli military control in what is referred to as Area C.
Similarly, in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, 12.55 million residents, the majority of whom are Muslims, have been under siege and lockdown for more than a month after the BJP led Modi government abrogated Article 35A and 370.
Kashmir has been under lockdown for more than a month. But the conflict has a decades long history. Here is a look at the crisis in India-administered Kashmir in numbers pic.twitter.com/pTsNo4BPPC
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Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life in a closely contested election, reaffirmed the pledge to annex all Jewish settlements throughout the West Bank.
‘A Prime destroyer of the peace process’
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a statement “all signed agreements with Israel and the obligations resulting from them would end” if Netanyahu went through with the move.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called the Israeli leader “a prime destroyer of the peace process”.
“The Palestinian territory is not part of Netanyahu’s election campaign,” Shtayyeh said.
The 2,400-square kilometer Jordan Valley, which Palestinians seek for the eastern perimeter of a state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, stretches from the Dead Sea in the south to the Israeli city of Beit Shean in the north.
Israel has long said it intends to maintain military control there under any peace agreement with the Palestinians. It captured the West Bank in a 1967 war.
Here's the map of the territory of the Jordan Valley, in the West Bank, that Netanyahu vowed to annex if he wins next week's election (blue: will be annexed to Israel; orange: will remain under Palestinian control) pic.twitter.com/xMcsPeDLpt
— Raphael Ahren (@RaphaelAhren) September 10, 2019
Background of the West Bank issue
The Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea area make up about a third of the West Bank.
Israel occupied the West Bank, along with East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan Heights, in the 1967 Middle East war. It effectively annexed East Jerusalem in 1980, and the Golan Heights in 1981, although neither move was accepted internationally for decades.
According to the Jewish faith, the promised land, also known as “The Land of Milk and Honey“, is the land which, according to the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible), was promised and subsequently given by God to Abraham and his descendants, and in modern contexts an image and idea related both to the restored Homeland for the Jewish people and to salvation and liberation is more generally understood.
The promise was first made to Abraham (Genesis 15:18-21), then confirmed to his son Isaac (Genesis 26:3), and then to Isaac’s son Jacob (Genesis 28:13). The Promised Land was described in terms of the territory from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates river (Exodus 23:31). A smaller area of former Canaanite land and land east of the Jordan River was conquered and occupied by their descendants, the Israelites after Moses led the Exodus out of Egypt (Numbers 34:1-12), and this occupation was interpreted as God’s fulfillment of the promise (Deuteronomy 1:8). Moses anticipated that God might subsequently give the Israelites land reflecting the boundaries of God’s original promise if they were obedient to the covenant (Deuteronomy 19:8-9).
The concept of the Promised Land is the central tenet of Zionism, whose discourse suggests that modern Jews descend from the Israelites and Maccabees through whom they inherit the right to re-establish their “national homeland”.
Similarly, Akhand Bharat (or Akhand Hindustan) is an irredentist term meaning “Undivided India” in Sanskrit, encompassing those nations or regions of South, East, and Central Asia once part of pan-Indian empires or influenced by the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism. These nations and regions usually comprise India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and sometimes extend to include Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Myanmar and parts of Indonesia and Malaysia. On the application form for an Indian passport, Indian nationals born prior to the partition of India in areas that form part of modern-day Pakistan or Bangladesh have to write “Undivided India” as their birthplace.
Has the end of times begun?
First Modi and now Netanyahu. It’s all part of an elaborate plan by India and Israel to assert their dominance over the Muslims and this has been the plan all along. Muslims countries, and in particular, the western countries have chosen to remain silent. What these Muslim countries don’t realize is that the “Promised Land” of Israel stretches far and wide to many middle eastern countries and their silence today will result in their downfall tomorrow.
The next phase has already begun. Israel thinks it has a spiritual claim at many middle eastern countries and realize its promised land and what stops the zionists from backstabbing the very middle eastern countries which seem to be in bed with it, even after witnessing Israel’s atrocities in Palestine.
The fact is that Israel is on a mission to annex all promised lands according to the Jews’ religious scripture just like India is on a mission to realize the fulfillment of Akhand Bharat.
These are all ominous signs and the world must now prepare for the end of times and for the epic battles which have been predicted by all the religious scriptures.