Beyond the Cusp

June 26, 2017

The Gaza Ploy

 

Do you want to hear something absolutely ludicrous, that is if you have not already heard? The Gaza electricity crisis has little if anything to do with Israel and is all Mahmoud Abbas’s doing. You see Abbas, head of the PLO, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah party, wants to get Gaza back. He wants to reunify the two halves of the Arab Palestinian territories so badly that he has created a crisis for Hamas. Hamas is his terror rival which he would just love to put out of business and take over their Gaza franchise and run it from the safety of Ramallah. Why, you may ask, is Ramallah safe for him and Gaza would not be safe? Well, that is because in Ramallah when he has a problem with people trying to assassinate him, he simply relies on the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to protect him. He would not have IDF protection in Gaza which is why he wants it. Without IDF protection, Abbas will be able to arm Gaza to the teeth just as Hamas has been doing when they can. Abbas knows he can gain an advantage Hamas cannot, funding and an open border with Egypt. How can Abbas manage that? Well, if Abbas reunified Gaza and Judea and Samaria (West Bank), he will go to President Trump and claim he has reunified the “Palestinian territories and that means the two state solution is back in play.

 

So what, you say. Well, then Abbas can pretend that he is not a terrorist as part of the Oslo Accords granted him near immunity from being accused of terrorism. That has been how he could pay terrorists and their families salaries, or rewards, based on the number of Israelis murdered and maimed plus a side bonus for getting Israeli Minister to the Knesset. Yes, we know that President Trump got all upset over this and Abbas did his contrite and mournful puppy-dog eyes routine and promised never-ever to do such a mean and nasty thing like that again. We also know that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just went to Congress with the promise from Abbas to stop these payments and told them it was safe to restart the full flow of funding to the PA. We also know that Abbas just informed Jared Kushner that he refuses to halt pay even to worst terrorists and that the United States can suck air if it thinks he will ever stop. Yes, we know that is the opposite of what he told President Trump while in tears just a few weeks ago. That is exactly how Abbas operates, and there is more.

 

Abbas ordered the payment for fuel and electricity for Gaza terminated in order to get Gazans to remove Hamas so he will turn back on their electricity. In the meantime, they can be placed in mortal risk of unclean water, non-functioning hospitals and every ill lack of electricity can bring. Once Abbas manages, if he is able, to remove Hamas and Islamic Jihad and regain control over Gaza, he will then demand that Israel grant him the two state solution now that the Arab areas are whole again. He will run to President Trump claiming that this was promised by the United States and the United Nations (UN), and the UN will agree with him in a heartbeat or as soon as the General Assembly, and possibly the Security Council are able to vote. Yes, the Security Council hoping that the United States will not veto any such order out of confusion. Abbas will demand that Nikki Haley be told not to veto the measure. Then he will insist on the pre-Six Day War borders as promised by President Obama, likely in a secret writing of a letter which Abbas will produce, then pressing President Trump and hoping to pin him to the wall on a technicality. And yes, it is all a pack of lies, which is Mahmoud Abbas’s currency of trade, lies and swindle. How else does one believe he still holds an office that he was elected to serve a four-year term back in 2005?

 

What is scary is he just might pull this lie off before the world catches on. The Europeans will back him fully on this swindle simply because it could bring about the end of the Jewish State. They know that if he wins this round, the next step will be the demand that the Arab refugees be reunited with their homes inside of Israel. What is remarkable is that none of the refugees had homes anywhere but inside Israel. The UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) schools assign each of their students a city of origin in Kindergarten which they will carry with them for life. All the cities they assign are within Green Line Israel, within the pre-Six Day War borders. This is assuredly the plan which Abbas has dreamed of being capable of pulling off if only he could be rid of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and retake Gaza for his own. The main hope is his prevarication and out-and-out lying will be brought to the fore long before anything else can be achieved by this swindler Abbas. President Trump may have come into the Middle East knowing next to nothing and much of his crew of advisors are in that same boat, some, such as Niki Haley, actually understand what is happening and will hopefully set President Trump straight before any serious damage is accomplished. But Abbas has another plan, his Plan B.

 

Plan B has to do with getting the Egypt entrances to the Gaza region opened to permit the Arabs there to be capable of buying things not available in Gaza. This will allow him, in his theory, to bring weapons into Gaza and arm the enclave even more. Fortunately, Egypt also does not desire the Arabs in Gaza armed any further as they pose a threat to Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula. This means that Egypt also has a vested interest in keeping weapons out of Gaza. Abbas will then allow the Arabs in Gaza to fire rockets into Israel hoping to get a response from Israel. Abbas will use such a scenario to claim that if he is granted full autonomy over Gaza free from Israeli interference, then he can pacify the Arabs there by granting them electricity and sufficient water but only if those mean and horrible Jews are forced to meet their responsibility of providing these necessities. Abbas will claim that Israel is denying Gaza the electricity they used to provide as well as cutting their water and that Israeli wars destroyed the power stations and water treatment plants and Israel must replace and repair them.

 

Here is where things get tricky again as Abbas is the consummate liar. He will claim that Gaza had more than one electricity generating plant and additional water treatment plants and all other forms of infrastructure. He will turn to the European Union (EU) and European nations along with the General Assembly of the UN and Arab League, all of which will back everything he claims in order to harm Israel. We realize it sounds like the Israelis are simply paranoid but the truth is that the Europeans have never gotten past their innate anti-Semitism. For the proof of this one need look no further than the history of the Jews and their being driven from one nation to the next throughout history in Europe. Further, the actions of many of the nations conquered by the Nazis tell of their exceeding the quotas set for them by Germany for deporting their Jews to the concentration camps. Some nations, France for example, actually pleaded with the Nazis to please take the children as well as the Vichy French made better Jew haters than the Nazi troops stationed in France. Russia too has a horrific history of treatment of her Jews and the Arab world’s slaughter and mistreatment of Jews, as well as every other religion including other versions of Islam, found within their borders. One need look no further than the definition of Dhimmi in Islamic Law to see the inherent hatred for all things foreign (or watch video below). Dhimmis are permitted to live in their disgraced inferior place until their Islamic rulers decide the time has come for their conversion to the Muslim faith (the claimed true faith) or die. As we have seen of late in Egypt with Coptic Christians, sometimes death is delivered to Dhimmis without the offer to convert, they are just chosen to die, and the Coptic Christians have been Dhimmi for centuries and presumed to be protected by such status. The Jews were expelled after the formation of Israel leaving the Christians in the Islamic world to be the vulnerable.

 

 

Abbas does not dream of a day when he can make Dhimmis of the Israeli Jews, just the Christians, Baha’I and other minorities. Jews have gone beyond Dhimmitude for most of Islam and must now simply be put to the sword. This will not be admitted though almost every Jew which the Islamists have ever taken hostage have been murdered, some in gruesome fashion such as a Jewish French youth plied by a woman into an Islamic trap. He was tortured in an apartment building for three weeks before being found battered burned and handcuffed to a tree, he died soon after. The French media hid the reason for why Ilan Halimi was tortured to death, that it was because he was Jewish and for no other reason. The people in the apartment building where he screamed for weeks never thought to call authorities and instead many would knock on the apartment door and request to be able to join in the frivolity. Abbas would like to perform such on the over six-million Israeli Jews which is why he pays the terrorists according to the number of dead Jews they were able to cause. Many are making six figure incomes and most earn more than PA government employees. These are the elite, high paying positions in the PA, Jew killing terrorist; it pays in Mahmoud Abbas’s realms. Abbas sees Gaza as his own future personal free-fire zone for targeting Israel protected by the EU and UN.

 

Ilan Halimi

Ilan Halimi, another victim of Islam whose death passed with not much notice.
The fact that those in the building asked to assist makes this crime ever more horrific.

 

Abbas cannot be permitted to gain control over Gaza. Unfortunately, this decision may fall upon the UN, EU, European nations and UN agencies all of which will choose whatever promises a faster and more immediate end to Israel without leaving Jewish refugees. The lack of Jews left seeking a new nation is important as then these nations will not be revealed for the blood lust they have for Jews by their refusal to permit Jews entry. Remember the ship the St. Louis and the Voyage of the Damned. History has this uncanny way of repeating itself but with a twist and a rhyme of its former examples, but with similar if not exact results. Israel cannot afford returning to the 1967 borders (lines) as such would be a guarantee of another war and this time miracles might not happen. In the Six Day War Israel was predicted to fall. So much so that Britain and France had not only cut off military aid and frozen already paid for arms, they embargoed Israel and awaited the end of the Jewish State. The United States still had an arms embargo which had been in place since the creation of Israel on May 15, 1948. That is the reality; the United States voted in favor of recognition and then denied aid which might save the nation of Israel. The United States lifted the arms embargo in 1969 for reasons we explained in our article “I Worry for Israel and Her Future.” There are many who claim that this cannot be true because the United States has always had Israel’s back. Well, it was in the Six Day War that a United States electronics warfare ship sat in the Mediterranean Sea intercepting Israeli military transmissions and passing on pertinent information to the Egyptian military command. This was the part played by the United States but if you seek validation of this incident, you will get a very different picture of the events, this we can promise. This is part of why Israel has never and will never request any foreign fighters stand with Israel in the field of battle. Israel would prefer to go down on her own merit of her own soldiers than risk the lives of any other nation’s young men and women. If there are those who choose to fight with Israel as Israeli and under Israeli control, that is different and such soldiers have come forth in Israeli history, the most famous being Colonel Markus.

 

Abbas, like Arafat before him and the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini, has only one idea in his head, and it has nothing to do with a state for Arabs called Palestine or with living side-by-side in peace and security, it has to do with the destruction of Israel. That is the one and only goal of Fatah, of the PLO and of the PA and as soon as they have destroyed Israel a new war will break out between Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Islamic State and Syria, if it exists at that time, for control of the land which will mark the graves of over six million Jews as well as many thousands of others including approximately two-hundred-thousand Christians, Baha’I and other religious minorities. This is the desire of Abbas and also Hamas except Hamas has a higher aim, they call for the death of Jews universally wherever they may be found on Earth. That is the difference between Fatah, the PLO and the PA and Hamas, they all desire the destruction of Israel and have no interest in governing anything which is why the Arabs in their care suffer so badly, they have no real government, just homicidal maniacs completely enveloped in the murdering of Jews, while Hamas desires to carry their hatred beyond Israel to the remainder of the world. Abbas must not be permitted to succeed as the destruction of Israel will all but guarantee the end of Judaism within a century, two at the most, unless some miracle were to occur to prevent the remainder of the Jewish People from assimilating to the point that they lose sight of all that makes them Jews. This has been the biggest problem faced by the Jewish leaders in the United States as the Jewish population swindles through intermarriage and assimilation to the point that many Jewish mothers no longer raise their children as Jews, and for many it is because they do not know how as their parents were mostly already assimilated. To them being a Jew meant belonging to a Jewish youth group, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah and that was it. Many even stopped belonging to a congregation or even attending services on Shabbat or the High Holidays. Perhaps they would attend a Seder at Passover if an older relative held one, but those relatives are passing on, or they might have a Hanukah candelabra which they light and keep near their Hanukah bush which has an uncanny resemblance to a Christmas tree. That is the truth and it is a sad reality that within the next generation or two, the only Jews will be those in Israel and a few communities who reside in the same area as their Rabbi and they will soon become endangered as well, if they do not make Aliyah to Israel. For almost all Jews they can make Aliyah to Israel or by the time they have grandchildren, their family will no longer be Jews.

 

Christmas tree and Hanukkah Hanukkiah

Christmas tree and Hanukkah Hanukkiah.
Assimilation is its simplest form.

 

Seriously? Yes, very serious and all too true and it seems that the Jews in Israel are fighting this battle against assimilation except in Israel assimilation is believing the lies we hear from the Europeans, Arabs, too many Christian leaders and others who claim if we just give Abbas his desires then all will be well. The worst thing is the number of Jews in Israel and the United States who actually believe this. Our fear is that Jarred Kushner may be amongst those who believe the two state solution means anything other than another war to destroy Israel, seriously!

 

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June 25, 2017

The Scene Turned Ugly at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn

 

The rally was organized by extremist groups in the camp of Orthodox Jewry in both the United States and Israel who are against their congregants having to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) because they believe that their willingness to study Torah, most of them, should exempt all of them from service just in case they decide they desire to study Torah today. These groups are part but not all of the Haredi movement. What is interesting is that in the United States the Haredi have normal lives, as they would see things. In Israel, many of the Haredi do not work and instead spend their days studying Torah, or so the argument is made. This is why they claim they should not be forced to serve in the IDF. They claim that according to Torah, their study brings about peace and that is their contribution to the safety of Israel. This is not a universal belief and there are Haredi who serve in the IDF with great distinction in many cases. These soldiers are in risk should they visit friends or family in Haredi neighborhoods and one recently suffered broken ribs as he was attacked in his own Haredi neighborhood. This was a disgrace and the most despicable of actions by those Haredi who perpetrated this beating.

 

IDF Crest Insignia

 

This takes us back to the rally held at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, New York. This rally was anything but inexpensive. Those behind organizing this rally have deep pockets and cannot be taken lightly as with such pockets comes power. This makes the events which transpired at the rally of importance. The rally was announced as being held in sympathy with the Haredi in Israel and their soon being required to serve in the IDF except for a percentage who will be Torah scholars, but the average Haredi are going to be drafted, as are everyone else, to serve their term in the IDF. This is part of the effort to integrate the majority of the Haredi into mainstream Israeli society as this is quickly becoming a necessity as the numbers of Haredi in the population increases the remainder of the Israeli people will be unable to support the Haredi. This is being resisted and the movement has been joined by other extremist groups in the camp of Orthodox Jewry. The rally very quickly turned from supporting the Haredi cause to being grossly anti-Zionist and then finally anti-Israel. That is where the rally became troubling and unacceptable.

 

Having political views is one thing which is acceptable. Turning against the Jewish state by organized Jews and doing so in such a publically observable manner is unacceptable. Jews who believe that Israel has no right to exist because according to their belief and interpretation of Torah the Jews were to await the Messiah before reestablishing their homeland is one thing. Publically calling Israel an abomination or decrying her existence is something entirely different. By expressing such views in a public forum can only result in enforcing the enemies of Israel and possibly result in enemies of Israel acting claiming that even the Jews do not believe in or support fully the Jewish state. Calling for an end to Israel is calling for the elimination of the Israeli Jews who are going nowhere voluntarily. That is well over six-million Jews plus all the rest of the Israeli population. This is a serious breach of reality. The Jewish state is a fact and exists. Claiming that the Zionist Jews should have awaited the Messiah is a wonderful thought. There are also Jews who read the same Torah and believe that there need be a Jewish Israel and Jerusalem into which the Messiah can return. Obviously, both sides of this argument cannot be correct and to muddy the waters further there are those who believe that there will be no Messiah, but only a Messianic Age. There will be only one means of determining which of the three sides are correct, and that will require either the arrival of the Messiah or the Messianic Age. The arrival of the Messiah will, of course, answer many, many questions and settle who was correct, as if it makes any difference at that point.

 

That brings us back to now. There are far too few Jews for us to go around accusing one another of presumably unpardonable sins, at least not so publically. Jewish sects have had their differences in every age. Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Ben Azzai had a few differences over which Jews to this day can discuss and argue over the merits of the two Torah scholars. There are many who could rightfully declare that opposing the Jewish state today is tantamount to opposing the survival and welfare of the Jewish people as a whole. Debating Zionism was the biggest argument in Judaism a century ago but as of May 15, 1948 (5th of Iyyar, 5708) that debate was made mute. There is no reason to continue to beat a dead horse, as the saying goes. That debate is over, Israel lives and now it is the future of the Jewish people. Should Israel disappear the remainder of Judaism would assimilate and disappear except for a few stray groups clustered around their Rabbi and the Jews would become more of an oddity than a religion. That is the future of Judaism without Israel.

 

Yes, there are those with a differing view of Torah than the religious Zionists like myself. They believe the Messiah must come to establish Israel and we believe that Israel must have been established and Jerusalem brought into Jewish hands for the Messiah to have an Israel from within which to enter Jerusalem. We believe that Israel is not yet ready to receive the Messiah and until we hold Jerusalem as our capital undivided and wholly holy and ours and with all the holy cities of our Torah under Israeli law and with Jews as the citizens within. Then once we are worthy, the Messiah will come. That is when all the Jews are worthy and we will never be worthy as long as we are at one another’s throats. We are one people despite our differences and we need to act as one people. Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Ben Azzai had differences and debated their different interpretations all while each respecting the other. We could learn a lot from their friendly rivalry which was carried forth with high respect and never with animosity from one for the other. Debate within Judaism is almost a tradition, but always with respect and cordiality. As fellow Jews, we must act as what we are, brothers and sisters, a glorious family, the descendants of Abraham, Isaak and Jacob. Differences aside, we all say the same prayers and observe the same holidays and enjoy our Sabbath meals with family. While I understand the arguments of whether Israel was to be established before or by the Messiah and understand how many rise and fall over this argument, I see all of us as Jews first and foremost. We must all adopt this view for there are too few of us as has been the sad reality in every age. When we fight amongst ourselves, we only stir up wrath which will be our downfall. We must overcome out differences and learn to love one another as the siblings which we are. That is the long and the short of this and displays such as the one at Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, New York can only serve to destroy the Jewish people making us but a footnote of history. Torah say such can never be, so apparently Torah says we must mend our ways.

 

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June 24, 2017

Forget Calls by Left to Meet Halfway

 

All too often, there is this game played by the leftists and the media against the right and the people. This game follows the same old route every time but somehow it almost always claims it has worked. The affair starts with calls by leftist leaders calling for peace and an end to the bitter atmosphere between the Left and the Right. The media jumps on this olive branch being offered all but demanding understanding and a meeting in the middle by the political rivals. The invitation continues to hang and the media pounds the message home at every opportunity. Eventually, the leadership from the right weakens and it starts to look as if there will be a meeting in the middle. That is when the slide begins where the left ever so faster move their positions further left and further left until meeting in the middle becomes meeting in the left rather than the middle, as advertised. Currently, there is no call from the left in the United States for a meeting between the left and the right but if the left can ever calm down and accept their loss by Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, then possibly the two sides can talk. What is interesting, the left in the United States is increasingly moving to the left without having requested or even hinted at any hope of working together with their rivals on the right. Instead, the left is demanding that they be permitted to call the agenda because it is their fair and proper place in the way of things. They claim it is their right and that despite losing the election, they have the moral right and responsibility to continue the programs and initiatives which are the only proper and true path which the nation must go. They are convinced along with the legions who claim that Hillary Clinton did win the elections except for interference from the Russians, James Comey, the FBI, Wikileaks, sexism, working class refuse to believe a woman can be President and lack of support from the Democrat Party itself, that all the power rightfully should lie with them. So, because she won except for cheating by the world and everyone being against her, it gives the leftists the right to dictate policy as if they held both houses of Congress and the White House because if the world was the way it should be, that would be the reality.

 

Hillary Clinton miserable

I Lost? Impossible! Trump won? Impossible! He won what states? Impossible!
You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

 

Oh, so you doubt that. Have you read my Facebook page and all the leftists telling me how the world demands that they be granted the right to rule everything? I see it every day and it is truly amazing. Now there are rumors that those behind the demonstrations and racket about Hillary winning the election are arranging for grand demonstrations across the nation in every major city. One has to wonder what they believe all their racket and screaming and protesting and just plain noise, the same type interference one used to see when they fell asleep watching television and the station had gone off the air and you just had white noise meaning nothing, will accomplish. I actually know what some of them believe they will be capable of actually accomplishing, they believe they will end up driving President Trump from office and also drive Pence, Ryan and the rest of the Republicans from office and take over permanently and control the United States without any opposition. They believe they can override the Constitution and rewrite the rules declaring themselves as permanent rulers. They honestly believe that the Republicans are fascists and thus must be driven from all the halls of power allowing themselves to be running the show with absolute power forever. They believe they should be permitted to send anyone who opposes their rule and what they wish to install to places where they can be educated to believe the correct ideas and join the program and get onboard. They see themselves as the real heart of the people and the proper ways of the world as it should be and, by gosh golly, it will be. They will not be happy until they are placed in charge and everybody is brought to understand how their ways and ideas are the only true and proper way and the United States will be brought to understand this no matter what it takes. Oh, and they are most definitely not fascists or dictatorial in any way, they are the popular and rightful leaders of the nation because Hillary Clinton received the popular vote, and that ends it.

 

Then there are those who believe that the Constitution was written the way it was for some very good and real reasons and the Electoral College is what actually chooses the President, not the popular vote. Most understand that the Electoral College was designed so that every state had a more equal representation no matter its size or population. Without this, the United States would become represented by the major cities and the rural vote and states would never have much of a say except for in the Senate. Imagine the nation if it was run completely from the top cities by population listed below.

1) New York
2) Los Angeles
3) Chicago
4) Houston
5) Phoenix
6) Philadelphia
7) San Antonio
8) San Diego
9) Dallas
10) San Jose
11) Austin
12) Jacksonville
13) San Francisco
14) Columbus
15) Indianapolis

 

Bridging the Right-Left gap is folly in the extreme. The left does not desire any compromises any longer. They simply desire one thing, complete control and nothing less. This game has been played before and those who know history understand what has started. It starts with claims of stolen elections or crimes against the state by government agents and other claims of unfair treatment or being cheated from their rightful positions of power, as long as the eventual end result is their having unrestricted and uncontested power. They use protests leading to riots and unrest and eventually the government will try and establish order which will fail. The more the government attempts to establish order the more the leftists will raise a ruckus. Eventually, there will be a savior who offers to end the unrest. They may come disguised as somebody from the right or perhaps honestly from the left but always promising to reestablish order. Once the left retakes power it is over and the leaders of the protests and violence call off their attacks. There will be those who have learned to love the violence and will continue, feel very sorry for those few remaining rioters and disruptors, as they cannot be tolerated once the left takes their presumed rightful place. They were given a name by Joseph Stalin, useful idiots. They are more of a bunch of sacrificial lambs who must be offered up for the sake of power. Power is the only thing what matters, always has been and always will be.

 

The one thing people need remember, liberals and left-wingers are not leftists. Leftists are the fanatical fringe whose ideology is less important than having and holding power. Once they have power, then things can progress peaceably. They thought they had gained power permanently after President Obama was reelected. They ignored their losing election after election in state after state. They believed that Hillary Clinton had to win simply because they had the winning idea, the first woman President. This had to work just as they used the idea of the first black President and President Obama rode that to two elections. They just knew that Hillary would win the next two elections and after eight more years, there would be nothing left of the Republican Party and the leftists would rule forever. Hillary would implement the remainder of their programs just as President Obama had done regardless of the Congress. President Hillary Clinton would simply issue Executive Orders to establish things and they would have the many separate government bureaucracies simply enact new regulations to complete their coup and that would be the end of the republic and end the need for elections. This was going to be their swan-song which was going to establish their Utopian and eternal governance. Something went wrong with the plan. The people of the United States had to have made an unforgivable mistake. They could not have elected somebody as abhorrent and detestable as Donald Trump. They had gotten their perfect Republican candidate, a non-politician who was not liked and immoral. The religious right would not be able to vote for such a person and without them, then Hillary would waltz into the White House. Now that this has happened and the plan is unraveling with President Trump ready to undo everything they had accomplished, the leftists cannot let this stand. This was it and now it has all gone awry. This was it and they are willing to destroy it all if that is what it takes to win and establish their utopia. Of course, their utopia is for the select few, but don’t tell the useful idiots that they are not included, they will not believe you. They are the true believers and will believe that even their sacrifice will have been for the cause and that is just as it should be. They might wake up some day, but not today or any day too soon. If they wake up it will be too late for them but maybe they can teach those who follow what freedom was and that it is worth fighting to regain. But the reality is, should freedom be lost now it will not come back ever for this generation and is unlikely for the next generation but if the generation after that can make it, that would be the start of the cycle again.

 

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