“Conclusion” of Current Israel Palestinian Talks Reached More Than Eight Years Ago

There is a code of silence about what is being discussed in current Israeli Palestinian negotiations.

However, conclusions of those talks were reached almost 9 years ago.

In March, 2005, Yuli Edelstein,  then a deputy government minister and now the speaker of the Knesset, appeared at the Alon Shvut community center in Gush Etzion in which he reported to a stunned audience that the February 20, 2005 retreat decision of the Israeli government did not only apply to Katif and to four small Jewish communities in Samaria.

Edelstein warned that the February 20, 2005 Israeli government decision was to redraw the areas of Jewish residency in the almost all areas that Israel acquired in the 1967 war.

The new map approved by the Israeli government, was immediately posted on the web site of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and is posted there to this day for all American government officials to peruse.

That Israeli government approved retreat map means that an additional 63 Jewish communities can be expelled and dismantled in their entirety by an Israeli government decision that has already been made. Without any further government decision, the Israeli government is authorized to order the IDF to implement the next stages of the February 20, 2005 Israel government retreat decision

Prominent members of that Israeli government included Benyamin Netanyahu, now the prime minister of Israel, Tzippi Livni, then and now the Justice Minister of Israel, and Shimon Peres, now the president of Israel.

Jewish communities slated for destruction under the 2005 Israeli government decision are spread throughout Samaria, Judea, Hebron and the Jordan Valley.

This Israeli gov’t  approved retreat map remains unknown in Israel.

It has never been posted by the Israeli government nor has this retreat map ever or discussed in the Israeli public domain – not in the media, not in the Knesset and not in the current Israeli government.

That February 20th, 2005 retreat decision empowers the Israeli Security Establishment to surrender almost all of Samaria, Judea, Hebron, and the entire Jordan Valley to an entity which remains in a state of war with the state and Israel.

In other words, the conclusion of current Israel Palestinian talks has already been reached.

This is the Israel government approved retreat map which the government of Israel should now share with the Israeli public, the Knesset, and the media:

About the Author
David Bedein, who grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 1970 at the age of 20, is an MSW community organizer by profession and an expereinced investigative journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at the Beit Agron Int’l Press Center in Jerusalem, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research. In 1991, Bedein was the special CNN middle east radio correspondent. Since 2001, Bedein has contributed features to the newspaper Makor Rishon. In 2006, Bedein became the foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. He is the author of " The Genesis of the Palestinian Authority" and "ROADBLOCK TO PEACE- How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA policies reconsidered"and the director and producer of the numerous short films about UNRWA policy which can be located at: http://tinyurl.com/lxc6xvs
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