SHORT VIDEOS OF JUDEA AND SAMARIA COMMUNITIES

B”H Short videos showcasing some of the excellent Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and the wonders of this land. The Jewish Heritage Projectasks that you share them with the Jewish world. Its time for every Jew to get more connected with the land Our Beloved Father  G-d has given us.thejewishheritageproject@gmail.com       ——————————————————————————————————————

Tu B’Av in Shilo

Tu bAv Shlio

Ofra

Ofra

Efrat

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Tu B’Shvat in Kedumim of the Shomron

TuBshvat

Har Eval and the Altar Built by Joshua

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                                   Sussya                                  

Located in the Har Hevron Region

  Karnei Shomron

Karnei Shomron

Maale Levona

Maale Levona

Maale Adumim

Located in the Binyamin Region

Eli

Eli

Emmanuel

Emanuel

Har Bracha

Har Bracha

Bat Ayin Mikvah and Winepress

Bat Ayin Winepress

Givat Harel

Givat Harel

Elon Moreh

Elon Moreh

Rachel’s Tomb

Rachels Tomb

Havat Gilad

Havat Gilad

Yitzhar

Yitzhar

Neve Daniel

Neve Daniel

Kedumim

Kedumim

Hebron With David Wilder

Hebron With David Wilder

Carmel

Carmel

Kfar Tapuach

Kfar Tapuach

El Maton

El Maton

Havat Emek Dotan

Havat Emek Dotan

Maon

Maon

Bat Ayin

Bat Ayin

Tu B’Shvat in Kedumim

Tu Bshvat kedumim

Kochov Yaakov

Kokav Yaakov

Tzufim

Tzufim

Avigail

Avigail

Shavei Shomron

Shavei Shomron

Maale Michmash

Maale Michmash

Psagot

Psagot

Beitar Illit

Beitar Illit

Western Gush Etzion

Western Gush Etzion

Ariel University

Ariel University

Yakir

Yakir

Givat Olam

Givat Olam

Revava

Revava

Maale Efraim

Maale Efraim

Hebron

Hebron

Nofei Nechemia

Nofei Nechemia

Migron

Migron

Amona

Amona3

Na’aleh

Naale

BRIEFING PAPER : Arab Susya and its specious historic connection

Map-Mandate-1942_Frantzman
by David BedeinAugust 11, 2016

 

IN RESPONSE TO US GOVERNMENT THREATS AGAINST ISRAEL IF JERUSALEM TAKES ACTION AGAINST A  NEW ARAB VILLAGE BUILT WITHOUT A PERMIT, THE TIME HAS COME TO EXAMINE THE FACTS ON THE GROUND.

In land disputes with Israel, Arabs often claim “historic rights” often repeating the mantra that their grandfathers had lived on a given tract of land “for centuries”

In that context, a new controversy has erupted over whether or not the Israel civil administration, which administers the Judea region of the west bank, will indeed demolish the Arab hamlet of Susya.

As the debate has grown more heated, Israeli groups that advocate for Arab territorial rights have distributed their version of a history of Arab Susya, as a reason to justify the inherent Arab right to settle in Susya, since they have no permit or authorization whatsoever from the Israel Civil Administration.

Indeed, on June 25, 2012, The Rabbis for Human Rights issued a statement about the historic claims of the Arabs of Susya:

http://rhr.org.il/eng/2012/06/the-origin-of-the-expulsion-a-brief-history-of-palestinian-susya-guest-article/

“The village of Palestinian Susya has existed for centuries, long before the establishment of the [Jewish] settlement of Susya in 1983.  There are documentary evidence of a settlement in the area dating back to 1830, and it is also marked on British mandatory maps from 1917”

Since the claim made by the advocates of Arab Susya focus attention only on that “historic claim”, it might be appropriate to ascertain what the Ottoman and British records would attest to that claim.

A check with the researcher and Jerusalem Post journalist Dr. Seth J. Frantzman, co-author of “Bedouin Settlement in Late Ottoman and British Mandatory Palestine: Influence on the Cultural and Environmental Landscape, 1870-1948 was made in order to ascertain what the Ottoman and British records show about Susya.

Dr. Frantzman

, who has been careful throughout his career not to identify himself with any political faction in Israel, 

carried out his PhD research at the Hebrew University, using Israel State Archives and in the map archives of the Hebrew U and National library as well as at the aerial photo archive of the Hebrew University’s Geography department on the foundation, expansion and development of Arab villages in the 19th and early 20th century, tracing how some villages expanded and gave birth to “daughter villages”

What can be said, based on the maps, is that there is no evidence of a permanent settlement prior to 1948.

Mandate Map 1948_250000_Frantzman

There is no village recognized by the mandate, no records of such a village, no records of people inhabiting the site year-round.

The title of Dr. Frantzman’s PHD was ‘The Arab settlement of Late Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine: Village formation and settlement fixation, 1871-1948’

Dr. Frantzman notes that, in his research, he did not come
across any village, hamlet or settlement at Susya.

He did identify several other villages that were founded in the 1940s, which Professor David Grossman of the Department of Geography at Bar Ilan University has also written about.

For example, the village Rahiya, near Yatta, was founded in the late 19th century or early 20th century.
Yet there is no evidence, however, from records examined he Ottoman Empire period or British mandate period, of any village or settlement ever existing at Susya.

There are five documents attached:

As can be seen from the Palestine Exploration Fund, which carried out a thorough and widely respect survey of the country from 1871-77 did not show any village or settlement in the area of Susya.

Instead they noted only the ruins of ancient Susya.

Their map and memoirs both indicate only a ruin.

Had there been a village it would have been indicated the say Samu was on the map.

Later maps from Mandate, from 1942 and 1948, show no village in the area of Susya, but once again show villages at Samu and Yatta.

An aerial photo from 1945 does not even show a village or even tents at the site.

In short, the conclusion of Dr. Frantzman’s study is that there was no settlement at Susya, no village and no houses from the 19th century through 1948.

While Susya’s advocates write in various publications claim to have lived in a “village” at the site since the 1830s, there is no record of any such “village”.

Dr. Frantzman noted that “It is surprising that so little was constructed from the period 1830-1948”.

Susya, 1945.

Photos from today show construction that is likely much more modern.

Dr. Frantzman observed “The allegation that the villagers were prevented from building or “built illegally” in Area C, begs the question, didn’t they build anything before Area C was created in the 1990s?  Where are the old houses from 1830,from 1920, 1940, 1960, and 1970?  Was not the settlement in fact a
seasonal settlement of tents and non-permanent dwellings?”

These are the questions that should be raised.

More evidence in the way of photos from the 1960s and after would surely shed light on this.
A reporter asked advocates of Arab Susya if they could provide any documentation which would support the claim that “The village of Palestinian Susya has existed for centuries, long before the establishment of the [Jewish] settlement of Susya in 1983.  There are documentary evidence of a settlement in the area dating back to 1830, and it is also marked on British
mandatory maps from 1917”

No one could provide any such evidence.

In other words, the issue at hand today revolves around whether the Israel Civil Administration is legally mandated to demolish homes that were built without authorization and without any permit.

Over the past few years, the Israel Civil Administration has destroyed hundreds of Jewish homes because they were built without a permit recognized by the Israel Civil Administration, despite historic claims of Jews to the land where they had made their home.

Map Mandate 1942_Frantzman

And who can forget the Oct. 27, 2004 decision of the government of Israel to revoke permits for settlement in Gush Katif and four Jewish communities in Northern Samaria, which resulted in the demolition of all 21 Jewish communities in Gush Katif and all four Northern Samarian communities.

In other words, the precedent for Susya’s demolition has been established by the stringent way in which the Israel Civil Administration has applied the letter of the law to Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Meanwhile, the record shows that Susya’s historic claims to their property to be specious.

David Bedein is an MSW community organizer and an investigative journalist.   In 1987, Bedein established the Israel Resource News Agency at Beit Agron to accompany foreign journalists in their coverage of Israel, to balance the media lobbies established by the PLO and their allies.   Mr. Bedein has reported for news outlets such as CNN Radio,Makor Rishon, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, BBC and The Jerusalem Post, For four years, Mr. Bedein acted as the Middle East[Read More]

The Spring of Judea and Samaria

The Spring of Judea and Samaria. A ground breaking documentary on the rise of Jewish culture on the land at the cradle of Jewish civilization. That is the Land of the so called west bank. A “Jewish Heritage Project” Finally the Jewish people of these communities have a opportunity to tell their story to the world and also for the world see these outstanding communities. Non Profit.

documenatry by Ezra Ridgley וידאו על ידי עזרא רדגלי
To receive a copy of the Video file for a public showing in your area contact Ezra… at judeaandsamaria@gmail.com

The Spring of Judea and Samaria

“The Awakening of Judea and Samaria”

ב”ה     Another  ground breaking documentary highlighting the rise of Jewish culture on the land at the cradle of Jewish Civilization. This land is Judea and Samaria also known as Yehuda and Shomron. This is the land where the Jewish nation was born. Now according to all the promises that our Beloved Father G-d made to Abraham and the prophets, the Jewish people have returned to this land.

   In this documentary you will find the evidence of this emerging Jewish culture something the major international media sources  have failed to report to the world. Today in this movie you will be a witness to this spring of Jewish life and finally get your first real look inside this amazing Jewish Culture and the successful noble settlement communities that are arising up here in the so called West Bank. This is your chance to meet face to face and hear from those who are part of this amazing and successful struggle to revive Jewish life here in Judea and Samaria The Land of G-d. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHHJWaPRc78