Published on 04/29/1999 | by Emanuel Winston | Archived in: Jerusalem


I. The final status of Jerusalem

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The final status of Jerusalem

The final and only status of Jerusalem was affirmed by the Highest Court 3000 years ago.  Now, in supreme arrogance and blasphemy, a corrupt President, in support of an unrepentant killer tells Israel that she must negotiate the division of that Holy City, Israel’s capital.  Interesting, two immoral men dividing up G-d’s City?!

Arafat and the Arabs found that making claims of a wildly absurd nature plays well with Clinton, the EU (European Nation) and the UN (United Nations).  Well-documented history, supported by the hard facts of archeology makes no difference to these nations and individuals who tell the Jews that everything will be all right if they abandon a small part of their Capital City, as they once again make ready to betray the gullible Jews.  Even the Bible with its extraordinary historical detail of the relationship the Jews have with Jerusalem makes no difference to this gathering of all that is evil and venal.

I am mindful of the Christian belief that a Great Evil will appear to lead all of us into a terrible period of war.  I think that this creature has already sent out its advance men to pave the way.  Never has the world seen such a broad coalition of pure evil as they ready themselves to challenge the authority of the Supreme Being.

Regrettably, Jewish leaders in Israel and America have fallen prey to the Jewish habit of being willing to talk about anything – even their own deaths.  Leaders of Israel and self-anointed dovish Jewish-American leaders’ response to Arafat/Clinton’s claims to Jerusalem are “OK. Let’s talk.”  No sane people with a shred of pride would willingly discuss partition of their Capital.

What should have been said is: “No discussions; no acceptance of advisory teams of Clinton’s jewish advisers with plans to negotiate the final status of Jerusalem.  There is nothing to discuss; nothing to negotiate.  We reject any and all claims on Jerusalem.  From this time on we will not speak of final status [or “final solution”] or any creative plans to divide the City by covering the words with political trickery so cleverly crafted by Arafat and the US State Department.”

The G-d of the Jewish people gave Jerusalem to the Jewish people in perpetuity.  Who would dare challenge the decision of the All-Seeing/All-Knowing Highest Court in the Universe?

The corrupt nations who make up the United Nations and European Union would laugh and reject without another thought if anyone dared to claim all or part of the their capitals.  But Jews, being so reasonable, intellectual and dedicated to talk-talk, are willing to discuss their own “right to live” and their own “right to their only capital: Jerusalem”.  Moreover, the Arabs, refusing to live in peace with the Jews, declared a permanent state of war and attacked in 6 wars – pledging to drive the Jews into the sea.  Jerusalem was re-taken but, not until King Hussein of Jordan razed 58 synagogue and used Jewish tombstones as splash plates for urinals.

Christians and Jews must let this President know that he will not be allowed to betray Israel in lock-step with a terrorist chief who has killed and ordered the killing of many Americans and Israelis.  Let your Congressmen and women know you expect them (including the President’s Democratic Party) that he and they are defying G-d and will suffer consequence for defying His Will.  Let them know they are shaping their own curse for the audacity of challenging His Far-Seeing Judgement.

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About the Author



Manny Winston, my late husband, flew from Chicago to Israel to volunteer during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. He arrived with US secretary of state Henry Kissinger’s first ceasefire on October 21; I followed on October 30th.

Manny was picking grapefruit at Kibbutz Dalia when his friend, the artists, Sol Baskin called with a permit to enter the war zone. They drove to meet Gen. Ariel “Arik” Sharon at the Suez Canal. “Shalom” Baskin was part of the Mahal volunteers from America to the IDF, and a commissioned officer in Mahal. He was Arik’s commanding officer during the 1948 War of Independence, and they remained friends.

Manny brought his two Leica cameras and photographed an outstanding photo exposé on October 29 and 30. He saw and smelled the “killing fields” He met with Sharon, the young soldiers who had survived the destroyed tanks and he saw how the blown tank turret, flipped upside down destroyed the lives of those brave souls inside.

Manny did see these effects and, because he was a true Renaissance man, a graphic thinker who was a painter, sculptor and political analyst, he envisioned a solution to the weak point of the tank. He described a technique to conquer that weakness to Sharon, who sent him to Maj.-Gen. Israel Tal, the developer of the famed Merkava tank.

Manny’s “leap of imagination” created what became “Blazer” or “Reactive” Armor. He designed rectangles of hollow metal boxes with an explosive charge inside. These ‘so-called’ “skirts” were placed around the neck of the tank turret so that when hit, the explosive charge therein would push the incoming ballistic missile out, thereby saving the tank and its crew. This was compatible with the primary goal of Gen. Tal’s Merkava tanks: Defense of the Tank Crew.

That, along with speed, maneuverability, effective shooting and protection against damaging desert sand, were what made the Merkava “The Tank a Jewish Mother Would Love,” as Manny called it.

He also designed a better bridge for crossing the Canal – easier to carry and assemble, and less susceptible to the huge holes the tanks had already created on the day’s existing bridge.

Manny continued to submit creative concepts for defense and offense to Israel’s military industries – for which he received his Israeli citizenship and security clearance. Many of his concepts and ideas were adopted throughout the years. He never asked for credit or remuneration but even today, I see his concepts being used, either in action or in military articles. Someday I hope to publish the “WINSTON DEFENSE DESIGNS,” either online or in a book – a very big book, with his original drawings.

The Yom Kippur War was a seminal turning point in Israel’s history. We did win. It was a miracle, given the forces mounted against us, in number and backed up the Soviet Union.

We have 40 mounted color photographs by Emanuel A. Winston, ready to show at a traveling or permanent exhibition, which will enhance our appreciation of what our men and generals went through and achieved.

The Yom Kippur War was also a seminal turning point in the lives of the Winston family. It was our second trip to Israel. We had tried to make Aliyah in 1962 but didn’t succeed. I made Aliyah on November 7, 1979. Manny died on June 12, 2012, and is now buried on the Mount of Olives.

I sold the home he built in Highland Park, Illinois, in August 2012, and brought his manuscripts and published papers, to the home I built in Israel in 1992. Two of our sons and their families also live in the Jewish state.

My heartfelt message for you, the reader, is to invite all my friends, family and Internet friends to come to Israel. This is where a Jew can be truly Jewish.

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