The AFSI, May 2017 Mission to Israel, was timed to celebrate the amazing, miraculous victories of the Six Day War of 1967 where Israel regained the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria were restored, and Jerusalem was united. Israel was whole again. The speed with which the victories took place was unexpected and unprecedented. Israel had prepared 30,000 graves, in preparation for the worst. Instead, amidst the euphoria of victory was the bewilderment expressed by Israel’s PM Levi Eshkol – “What are we going to do with all of that?” It was that indecision and lack of preparedness for victory, which has led to the fifty years of “disputed” territories.
It is in these areas, in the Golan, in Judea and Samaria, in eastern Jerusalem, that AFSI has concentrated its efforts over the past 22 years when we have conducted our missions on a semi-annual basis. Now that the jubilation of the victories has been enjoyed, it is time for Israel to decide what it “will do with all that.” AFSI says it is time to proclaim victory, to declare sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, to make it clear that the Golan will never be relinquished, and to assert that Jerusalem will remain the undivided capital of Israel, with the Temple Mount permanently “in our hands.”