In Israel one would believe that identifying our enemies would be far easier than in other places but the truth is more complicated. The picture painted by those desiring to make this simplistic such as the media, especially the leftist media, cast the conflict as all Jews against all the Arabs. If this conflict was that simple then a solution might be equally simplistic, but that is far from the case. Such might be difficult to understand but there are Muslim Arabs who are better friends and allies than a number of people of Jewish birth. I am not referring to the ultra-Orthodox Neturei Karta who opposes Zionism and support passively, praise Hashem, the dismantling of the State of Israel calling for the Jews only to have their own state until the coming of the Messiah. But obviously the Arab Muslim supporters of Israel are nowhere near the problems that Israel faces and not only are not likely to perform favorable overt acts, neither should such actions be expected as why should they take chances when much of the Israeli government refuses to do so. Amongst those Israeli in high places who remain silent or worse are in high offices of the government, the military, intelligence community, judicial appointees and even some in the current ruling coalition are not standing up and fighting for what is theirs by international treaties which obligate many of the very governments around the globe that are signatories thereof but cowering when those same government paid assassins work tirelessly to delegitimize Israel. Where we here have been on the case of attempting to make the case legally, spiritually, emotionally and by any other means we can and are able to employ here at BTC, we are not any more able to turn the tides until Israeli politicians and the courts stop working against our efforts.
Fortunately, we read today about another who is also making the case and through research has discovered and revealed many of the truths we have warned were active in our articles over the years and has written about them in two books, I Sleep in Hitler’s Room: An American Jew Visits Germany and Catch the Jew! of which this article gives some insight which compliments much of the strongest points covered in these two revealing books. The author’s name is Tuvia Tenenbom and was born in Israel later emigrating to Germany, for reasons that escape me except that it was necessary for his great work to be accomplished and is just another reaffirmation that Hashem works his wonders and miracles sometimes in discernable mannerisms and other times not so much; this time it was somewhat apparent. Tuvia Tenenbom assumed a name for his research, Toby the German, which proved to be extremely disarming and coaxed feeling of his being a friend, a European and coconspirator in their working towards the delegitimization of Israel.
There were two distinct venues in which Tuvia Tenenbom researched for these two works, one being Europe and the other being Israel including Judea and Samaria. He was able through contacts he had made while in Israel with Jews and other Israelis who upon being softened by his charm introduced him to others which eventually led to his meeting veteran PLO spokeswoman Hanan Ashrawi and Jibril Rajoub, the recent instigator and master manipulator of the media with his threats and maneuverings over the supposed filing of a motion before FIFA to have Israel expelled from the organization and thus unable to join in any FIFA soccer tournaments or games against FIFA member teams, a sentence which would basically ban Israel from all of the soccer events including likely the Olympics. Such an exclusion could lead to other sports’ governing bodies also moving to follow the lead set by FIFA and also evict Israel from membership eventually leaving Israel all but permanently barred from sporting events worldwide. So, Tuvia Tenenbom really got a feeling for where the Arab Palestinians were coming from and their beliefs such as that there never was a Temple on the Temple Mount, there was no Holocaust, and denying there was ever a Jewish State. One last point before moving to the next area of this article is that Tuvia Tenenbom gave one outstanding, perfect and agreeing with what has been stated here for why so many Jews take the position opposing their own nation or those Jews external to Israel will so oppose Israel’s rights as a nation was simply driven by their desires to, as he stated, “They want to be the elitist of Israeli society, invited to panels, dinners, events – they want acceptance.” Further proof that insanity runs ramped in the far left has even struck the Knesset was proven when the far leftist Meretz Party has actually posted legislation to impose BDS labeling of all Israeli goods raised, grown, produced or manufactured in Judea and Samaria as being made in the Settlements and not in Israel. That was it for many like me in a nutshell, no more, no less.
Another subject which was given far less stress and importance in the article was the area of what the Jews, both Israeli and those in the Diaspora, though the Israeli Jews must take the lead here, should be called upon and requested to perform supportive acts whenever possible and once they have received training and guidance on the main pro-Israeli facts and other truths and been armed with the reality and the size, scope and depth of the forces they will be facing off against and opposing, and yes, given the risks; then those who have the inner strength and fortitude must be given all the silent assistance requested to facilitate their efforts to protest in favor of Israel even should doing so present those who have chosen to remain in a passive role must at the very least standup for Israel at least by enabling others. Those of us taking the fight into the world and readying to face the unbelievable hurdles and trial by fire, the motto has to be Israel first and foremost and before all else. The defining ideal is we must apply now to all of Israel that which Kind David demanded of our forefathers regarding Jerusalem when he wrote in Psalm 137 versus 5, 6, “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.” That is the extent and kind of love we must not only hold in our hearts and souls, but in our words and actions. Let us not fall prey to the ill-conceived words of the few who are weak in spirit and are on a path which leads one from the faith and love from Torah as it has shown us in our own history how in the reports of our Promised Land where the evil and horrid faithless description of the Promised Land by ten of the twelve spies, all but Joshua and Caleb reported of the wealth of these lands but made their stature as being giants of formidable size and strength who lived in great walled cities whose walls reached great heights and were thick beyond belief.
Joshua and Caleb both reported how the peoples, the Canaanites were fearful of these people who marched through all lands unmolested as their all-powerful deity, Hashem, had preceded them and totally laying entire armies to waste so as to permit their passing unharmed. The peoples living in the Promised Lands were so fearful of the imminent engagement which would certainly leave their armies shattered and their fields and livestock taken by the Israelites. These were a people who doubted their gods and knew of the power and of the hand of the Angel of Death and how the first born of all issue, man and beast, were taken even to include the son of the Pharaoh. Despite the massive trepidations which filled the souls and minds of the Canaanite peoples in their numerous fiefdoms, the majority of the spies retuned with false and fearsome stories of the adversaries who were undefeatable within cities with unable to be scalable and unable to be breached thus selling distrust in Hashem to keep his promises. This caused the children of Israel to be returned to the harshness of the desert, no matter how bearable Hashem made their stay, such that the entire generation of those who had been sapped of their willpower and courage during their lives of slavery were to die off and be replaced with a new generation ready and willing to do as Hashem demanded.
Those who are willing to take up the banner and wage the new warfare for the minds and hearts of the world’s populations must know that such is far from an easy task, but with every success comes a warmth and exhilaration indescribable. How do I know, I can proudly claim to have had just such an experience. The details are unimportant and can be left at I refused to back down or even give an inch even knowing that if the altercation of the verbal variety were to reach the higher-ups it would be the end of my position with the company, but I stood and defended Judaism and Israel and it does feel wonderful. But I must take my hat off to Daniel Pereg, a lone Jewish-American sixteen-year-old who can teach the rest of us a valuable lesson as he showed no fear and no backing down all while following the directives of law enforcement with whom he can be seen arguing his point that he was exercising his rights. A video of Daniel in the proverbial lions’ den can be found below. The video was shot outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles during pro-Arab Palestinian rally against the legal naval blockade of Gaza to prevent arms from entering an area where they would be deployed against Israel. The protesters probably are unaware that there is an area of Egyptian waters through which a ship might pass to reach a Gazan port except that these waters are patrolled by the Egyptians enforcing their identical blockade for the exact same reason as the Israelis but there are no protests against the Egyptians, curious, no? As Promised, here is the video.
The secret of what is required of individuals, be they Jewish, Christian or any other supporter of Israel needs to be consistent and determined in those facts you defend, such as the lands claimed by the Arab Palestinian are part and parcel of the lands promised and secured for the State of Israel and is undeniably set by treaties and enforced by the United Nations despite what so many there claim. While Israel by these treaties is required to grant any inhabitant of the lands citizenship and rights, but not all rights, included amongst those guaranteed are the right to own property, the right to employment including self-employment, the right to use public amenities, freedom of movement subject to the laws of the lands, freedom to leave and return without fear of being refused reentry, and numerous other rights; there is one right which is permitted to be denied anybody other than the Jewish citizens, and those are political rights. Any political right granted to those Arabs claiming to be Palestinians is a gift which Israel is not required to grant them. Further, the area which may come under Palestinian control does not have to be made Judenfrei as the land remain a part of Israel which also has the right to deny or rescind the lands under her control. Currently there is a push by the world to deny Israel the right to be the home of the Jewish People.
This is an idea which is steeped in anti-Semitism and is one of the purest forms of anti-Semitism one can ever find. It is the double standard where the Jews, or in this case Israel, are denied a basic right granted all peoples. This case singles the Jews out as the sole people for whom there can be no homeland, no place where they are permitted self-rule and pressed to spend eternity living at the whim and pleasure of whatever nation they reside. Another example of this double standard is the complaint that during the conflicts with Hamas or Hezballah when the demand is made of Israel to explain why there are Arab deaths but the Jews are not dying at anything approaching the same level as the Arab casualties. They ignore the fact that Hamas, Islamic Jihad are using human shields to guard their rocket launchers and the personnel operating these positions. Was Israel to strap children to their tanks to prevent anybody from firing on them we can imagine, but only barely, the outcry from at least a few hundred NGO’s, every nation in of Europe as well as the European Union, also the United Nations, United States and possibly even Canada. Needless to say that anybody who holds an ounce of love for Israel would be appalled by such a barbarous action and should rightfully join in the condemnation of such an act. The difference between Israel and the Arab Palestinians is that Israel would condemn the same deplorable actions and would take steps to prevent the person or persons from ever taking such actions again. Israel and her IDF fight honorably and would never resort to such tactics. But this type of action shows the basic difference between Israel and her enemies as Israel uses her rockets to save Israeli people while the Palestinians use their people to guard their rockets, and that also provides the reason for the discrepancy in the casualties between Israel and the Arab Palestinians.
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