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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Republicans officially adopt one-state solution

You probably didn't hear this - I didn't either until a few moments before I sat down to type this post. The Republican National Committee has adopted a resolution supporting a one-state solution to Israel's dispute with the Arabs. Hint: They're not supporting a 'secular, democratic Palestine.' Here's the resolution (Hat Tip: Will).

WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands under and through the oldest recorded deed as reported in the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred and reverenced by Jew and Christian, alike, as the acts and words of God; and

WHEREAS, as the Grantor of said lands, God stated to the Jewish people in the Old Testament; in Leviticus, Chapter 20, Verse 24: “Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey”; and

WHEREAS, God has never rescinded his grant of said lands; and

WHEREAS, along with the grant of said lands to the Jewish people, God provided for the non-Jewish residents of the land in commanding that governance must be in one law for all without drawing distinction between Jewish and non-Jewish citizens, as contained in Leviticus 24:22, and

WHEREAS, the Nation of Israel declared its independent control and governance of said lands on May 14, 1948, with the goal of re-establishing their God-given lands as a homeland for the Jewish people; and

WHEREAS, the United States of America, having been the first country to recognize Israel as an independent nation and as Israel’s principal Mideast ally, has enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship with Israel and her people; and

WHEREAS, indeed, Israel is the United States of America’s greatest friend in the Mideast; and

WHEREAS, the roots of Israel and the roots of the United States of America are so intertwined that it is difficult to separate one from the other under the word and protection of almighty God; and

WHEREAS, there are those in the Middle East who have sought to destroy Israel from its inception as a nation; and

WHEREAS, those same enemies of Israel also seek to destroy the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the United States of America and the nation of Israel have enjoyed cordial and mutually beneficial relations since 1948, a friendship that should continues to strengthen with each passing year.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Republican Nation Committee that the committee by this resolution commends the nation of Israel for its relations with the United States of America.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the members of this body support Israel in their natural and God-given right of self-governance and self-defense upon their own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others; and that peace can be afforded the region only through a united Israel governed under one law for all people.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate Leadership and each of the legislatures of the states within the United States of America with the request and recommendation of this body that a similar resolution to that stated herein be proposed within their respective bodies.

Sponsor–Cindy Costa National Committeewoman South Carolina
And yes, it's real and it's been confirmed. More here.


Well, maybe.
A spokesman for the Republican National Committee downplayed the significance of a resolution passed by committee members that could be read as endorsing Israeli annexation of the Palestinian territories.

The resolution, noticed yesterday with some alarm by a liberal analyst of the region and then by ThinkProgress, cites Israel's Biblican ties to the region and calls for its land to be governed by "one law" -- language that appears to be a call for a single, greater Israel and an abandonment of the bipartisan consensus on the need for two states, Israel and Palestine.

Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer said the resolution -- passed, among other eclectic measures at its Winter Meeting last week in New Orleans -- does not bind the party or represent its position.

"The only thing that matters is what’s in our platform," he said, referring to the quadrennial document shaped at Republican National Conventions in presidential years, and negotiated with some care.

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At 12:38 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Yes it's great news now lets hope God gives them the Presidency.


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