The following letter was sent by Women in Green last night to the members of Knesset of the National Camp. This is a translation of the original Hebrew letter.
Honorable Members of Knesset,
We are sending this appeal to you at one of the rarest moments of opportunity that history has ever presented to Israeli policy makers.
Next Monday, in a special recess session of the Knesset plenum, a discussion will be held addressing the issue of the political negotiations. We, members of the Women in Green movement, along with people both from Israel and the world at large who love the Land of Israel, appeal to you now, before this discussion takes place, with the belief that the collapse of the negotiations with the Palestinian Authority presents to the entire Jewish people and to you as statesmen of vision and faith, a rare moment in which Israel can retake control of the process and steer our policy away from the dangerous scenario leading us all to the precipice of terror that a Palestinian state in the heart of the Land of Israel would represent.
The Palestinians' appeal to the UN is another flagrant violation of the wretched Oslo Accords and many other agreements on which they have signed and to which they have committed in the past. This violation allows Israel formally to free herself from previous unfavorable agreements that have been forced upon her in dubious and subversive ways by irresponsible politicians.
The entire world is opening its eyes and sees the deception that lies behind Palestinian policy and with a suitable Israel advocacy effort, we can prove to the world the futility of continuing a discussion with a Palestinian partner who deceitfully speaks of peace but sows terror.
Now is the time to present to the world the ethical, Zionist, realistic alternative to the two-state delusion - the vision of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. This vision is backed up by Jewish history, justice and international law, as was proven by the report issued by Judge Edmund Levy, obm.
This is the time to present a clear vision, and even if it is complex and presents various challenges, these challenges would be nothing compared to those that would be presented by the establishment of a terror state in the cradle of the Jewish People. When the leaders of Israel can present this clear vision, the vision of clinging to the land and applying sovereignty in it, they will find that the people support them with determination and faith in the justice of our cause, and when the people unite around such a vision, victory will surely follow.
The necessity of presenting sovereignty as a political vision is independent of the Palestinians' deceptive course and mirages. The leaders of Israel must take initiative and lead the way and not make do with reactions and minimizing the damage to us, and perhaps this point in time presents a rare opportunity when a solid majority of the people in Israel and even many in the world are internalizing the futility of the old, exhausted political discussion and understand the need for a new and fresh alternative policy that will outline the way to a secure future for Israel and also for her neighbor.
Now is the time for Israeli sovereignty!
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
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