Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean.
Who was the first woman in power to suggest that Israel’s resettlement of the crucial Judea-Samaria region is legal?
And who was the first woman in power who dared say that the two-state “solution” is no solution for Israel?
The answer to both of the above 2 questions is — Australian Foreign Affairs minister Julie Bishop.
Julie Bishop has just suggested the following: that if Israelis and Palestinians  come up with another solution (i.e. NOT the two-state “solution” that calls for establishing yet another Arab state near Tel-Aviv)… then ‘of course’ – as she put it – the world should support that.

In 2014, Julie Bishop was asked about the purportedly “illegal” Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria. Bishop replied: “I would like to see which international law has declared them illegal.”

This brave lady simply deserves the support of civilized society’s intellectual elites. It is  impossible to let her down. She is right — Australian insistence on the 2-state “solution” does need to be discontinued. It’s high time to say YES to peace and security for Israel and neighbors – but NO to the dangerous 2-state “solution”.   Obviously Israel without  Judea-Samaria is simply not a viable state.  Many other solutions, better and safer, exist for the Israeli-Arab conflict.    As Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu has warned, the two-state “solution”  is apt to result in a new Islamic dictatorship (“Palestinian state”) on the outskirts of Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.  Clearly this  would be catastrophic for Israel – for the only Jewish state in the world.

It’s high time to say a firm NO to establishment of a new Palestinian state, whose missiles would endanger Israel’s sole international airport and her largest  cities. Perhaps Julie Bishop could be parachuted into the UK’s Board of Deputies, for example, which has yet to wise up on the topic.

Spend a few minutes writing in your thanks to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP. Apparently,  you can use the following email address: Julie.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au

She deserves to hear from you.