All the old arguments and diktats to stop the annexation of Judea and Samaria are on the table:
-A deterioration of coordination between Israel and the security forces of the Palestinian Authority; - The collapse of relations between Jerusalem and Amman;
-The threat of international retaliation; -The arrows of the Jewish left about the choice between "democracy and apartheid" ... None of these have any meaning. The Palestinian Authority is a creation of Israel. Without IDF and Shin Bet, this "authority" would implode in a minute. A brief visit over Nablus is enough to hear the shots from the refugee camps and understand that without Israeli protection this Palestinian "puppet" would be devoured in a gang and terror war and a Hamas coup, like in Gaza in 2007, after precisely that - an Israeli withdrawal.
Amman owes its protection to Israel, as well as to the United States. For years Israel has been the target of international retaliation, of UN resolutions, of European Union dossiers ...
As for the choice of the Jewish left between "democracy and apartheid", in reality advocating Israel's withdrawal from Judea and Samaria poses another dilemma before the Jewish state: annexation or suicide.
The famous question about the “timing” is another one: What would happen to Judea and Samaria if Israel doesn’t proclaim annexation, Donald Trump is not reelected in November and a “woke Left” takesthe White House?
Trump is not doing well in the polls, they say. Coronavirus, recession and racial war will not help him. We know that nobody would have bet a dollar on his first election, and the polls claimed Hillary would win by a landslide, but everything can happen now in November.
The Democratic Party is now busy removing statues all over the US: Columbus, Jefferson, the Confederate leaders…They bowed to a racist movement named Black Lives Matter. And in the last few years the old American liberal Left disappeared, replaced by a progressive Left willing to hunt every dissenterand shame those who oppose its barbaric and anti-humanistic agenda.
Where is Israel in all this cultural earthquake? Nowhere. The Jewish State as the collective fate of the Jewish
State annexing any meter of the post-1967 areas.
Remember Samantha Power voting against Israel at the United Nations? It will be nothing if Trump is defeated. They will try to bring down Israel and the Jews like a Jefferson Davis statue.
Israel must proclaim as Jewish land every Jewish house, town and road in Judea Samaria. Before it is too late. Before “timing” becomes a war between allies.
Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. In addition to books in Italian, he is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "The Vatican Against Israel:J'accuse" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.