Mahmoud Abbas, the self-appointed Emperor of the Palestinians, has once again come to the United Nations sobbing his people’s story of woe and demanding that the United Nations immediately provide them with recognition of statehood and simultaneously demand Israel remove every trace of their existence, remove her security and military presence everywhere beyond the Green Line. He is also demanding the United Nations send forces to protect his ‘nation’ from Israeli aggressions. It is the same old demand being recycled demanding that the General Assembly insist that the Security Council set a deadline of one year for negotiations to be completed and a treaty reached between Israel and his Palestinian Authority settling the borders, responsibilities and whatever else such that a Palestinian State be set into motion or else the United Nations enforce his maximalist demands for a settlement on Israel. Again we have Abbas demanding Israel negotiate with a gun to their heads and grant him everything he demands or make offers which include bribes in order to get any form of compromise or else face international troops forcing Israel to surrender every last demand he can think to place upon the Israelis which starts with the surrender of all lands beyond the 1949 Armistice positions demarked and set which are known as the Green Line. That begs the question as to why Abbas or any of his criminal consortium would ever accept any offer when the result of refusing to negotiate in good faith would produce the world handing you everything you could legitimately desire by simply refusing any offer. This is his attempting to internationalize the entire imbroglio hoping to have the world impose his version of a peace treaty and further place troops along the border to protect his launching of missiles into Israel all the while demanding Israel now surrender the remaining lands he claims from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea. This is Mahmoud Abbas’s idea and perception of ending the occupation, but is he correct.
The catch is that International Law does not necessarily abide by public opinions as Abbas is hoping he could force some court to decide in his favor that Israel is occupying lands which he claims belong to some Arab entity simply because the majority of the dictatorial regimes which comprise the General Assembly happen to also harbor anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist and anti-Israeli feelings and would grant Abbas and gang all of Israel as if their opinions amount to anything. The problem which Israel will very likely be facing is a concerted effort between Abbas and the Arab World, at least those still standing, and the organization of anti-Western World nations in the General Assembly in supporting his demands and also not receiving assistance from the United States in the form of their veto power in the Security Council. But even without the United States veto power there are four other nations with such power, Russia, China, Britain and France. Let us look at each one individually.
The first obvious one to consider would be those who by their nature would benefit from Israel being coerced into their camp would be Russia and especially if it would give Putin the opportunity of rubbing it in President Barack Hussein Obama’s face that Russia upheld the side of Zionism, Israel, and most Jews against the blatant deceits and deception which make up the machination of one Mahmoud Abbas. Should Putin actually persuade Israel to enter into the Russian orbit rather than that of the United States, Russia could gain some military and other advantages from the Israeli software and other scientific advances which may end up being shared by the two nations. Still, Russia would realize that any gains would be short lived as the United States is scheduled to have elections for a new President next year and the new President and their administration being formed and operating on all cylinders by March and thus then able to grab Israel back from Russian influences. Depending on the perceived sincerity of the United States President would necessarily need be measured before leaping at any opportunity as Israel has started to wane amongst even Jewish voters and as the remaining Israel supporters are Evangelical Christians who would never support a liberal Democrat candidate and thus would not really present a positive force for the Democrats should they retain the White House and be left with no real option other than supporting the Republican Party if they were to take the White House. This would necessarily mean that Russia would have little to gain outside of Israeli gratitude and the obligation of Israel sharing information about such things as terror threats or operations to take down Russian airliners or other threats. It would not be a complete surprise to learn that such is already a working part of some agreement between Russia and Israel though such would be kept as a very well-guarded secret.
Following this order we must now consider China. Almost everything said above about Russia goes double for China simply to be registered as a political coup over the United States. China may have further reasons to support Israel as the two are good trading partners. The one item China offers that would be beyond any Russian offer is that China is presumably ascendant and as such could offer a more enhanced set of future relations. China also has a larger middle class which is growing and will present a viable market as long as the economic bubbles in the Chinese economic picture do not explode in their faces causing a panic by the government and thus the stifling clamps coming down from on high of the Politbureau placing the suffocating conditions eventually always resulting from central control of an economy and over the markets which operate best with the least government interference as profit is one of the greatest motivators in life. Still, China would have a considerable plus in their developing consumer market well beyond anything the Russians would be able to provide.
Then there is Britain without whom much of this mess would not be necessary. That aside, the British government is currently leaning right and conservative but Israel is a very contentious issue within the British Isles. Any government supporting Israel over the Arab causes could face considerable losses at the polls and thus suffer greatly at the next set of elections. The British are also very dependent on oil from Saudi Arabia as well as other sources. Should it appear that supporting Israel would necessarily have a downside with the natural losses in the polls, it is doubtful that any British help is coming against such hints. Further, Britain does not have a history of being necessarily supportive of Israel or Jewish interests in general. Perhaps it was their singular moment of conscience which produced the Balfour Declaration as she has had little additional support for the Jewish State. Adding in their history which was derived largely by their administration of the British Mandate in such a manner as to support the Arab side in virtually all items where the British were not truly neutral, and it is because of this adherence to neutrality which would in times result in upholding sides in opposition to Jewish and Zionist interests. Still, Israel may be well served to work alongside the British in other areas having mutual interests. It all comes down to this, who can best provide for the future of Great Britain and her future. That very well could be the British as only time will tell.
That brings us to France who is right now rather seeing Israel in a much more favorable light than a month ago. The reason for the turning of France to side with Israel more closely would be better put as identifying with the Israeli position was the horrific terror strike which murdered one-hundred-twenty-nine with another three-hundred-fifty-two injured. This horrific carnage being launched at the seat of power that Paris, France has been and always will continue to be horrified peoples from all over the world though not so in the Arab world where candies and sweet cakes were handed out and people were dancing in the streets. The French are currently sensitive to the pressures Israel has faced daily for over sixty-five years. Additionally, the French government has turned to Israel for guidance and training their security forces to provide them with the kind of things to look for and what should not draw as much attention. Will this heightened state of sensitivity last? In one way, fortunately, no. People need to feel safe in their day-to-day lives or the society would grind slowly to a halt. So, yes, currently the French people are in an elevated state of awareness and more likely to identify with Israel, but that will not last and the question is what will come after? Will there existing residual bond between the French people and government with Israel? What new policies might come of this? And lastly, will this make for another Veto vote in the Security Council.
The end result is that unless some major power is planning on sending troops, even a Security Council Resolution replete with Chapter Seven authorizing for the use of force would not be appetizing as the troops would be facing off with the IDF which would not be an enticing offer even for the United States or other Western power. The situation would be unappetizing for the IDF as well, but they would defend the nation of Israel even if they may rue the day that such becomes necessary. There is one item that would need clarification, exactly what is the claim Abbas represents for which he demands United Nations support and troops? What documentation can he present? The problem Mahmoud Abbas would find is that there is an occupation and it is not the one he claims exists. One would hope he does not take the idea that Israel is an occupying power too seriously as it does not hold up on further scrutiny. Yes, we realize Mahmoud Abbas has reams and reams of General Assembly and NGO and nations’ intents to recognize Palestine which are all predicated on his arrival at an agreed upon border which they can recognize. Abbas is going to find things get a bit sticky and tangled. The problem is that without an actual border supported by international law, Abbas has no standing unless Israel grants him a standing, without a delineated and defined border he has nothing to demand as he would have no defined land upon which to be protected and no state by definition as put forth by the Treaty of Westphalia and the Montevideo Convention. These set the definition for a viable and recognizable state and the Palestinians have none of the requirements. Further, by the San Remo Convention, the Treaty of Sèvres, Israel has a defined border which with the Churchill White Paper Israel’s eastern border, the one Mahmoud Abbas claims to contend as under debate, is defined very clearly as the Jordan River. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 is invalid and meaningless as it was rejected by the Arab league and rendered forever voided by the multi-nation assault on the State of Israel on the first day of her existence. In none of the wars Israel has endured to survive, none of them were with any nation called Palestine and if you wish a war between Palestine and Israel just keep pushing and that day will eventually come to be. Lastly, and potentially most important, there is an occupation going on in much of the lands known as Judea and Samaria and it is the so-called Palestinian population as they have no claim on the lands and are permitted to remain by the good graces and kindnesses of the Israeli government and peoples. You want a few questions you can answer which will clarify this point.
1) Who provides the water system for this area?
2) Who provides the electricity?
3) Who will be defending these areas when the Islamic State decides to cross the Jordan River?
4) Who holds treaties and international agreements which all come into play under Article 80 of the United Nations?
5) Who granted you the presumed claim to these lands?
6) Who did Jordan sign a treaty with to end any potential for a restarting of hostilities and at that time surrendered all claims to the lands Jordan refers to as the West Bank and Israel knows by the names of Judea and Samaria?
7) Before the Six Say War of 1967, what were these lands considered by every nations of the world with the exceptions of Britain and Pakistan?
8) Since the land was illegally occupied, if Jordan ever were to have granted their claims to these lands to some PLO, what makes them legally claimed then by anybody other than the liberating power?
9) You claim Israel is an Apartheid State yet there are Arabs in the Knesset and as sitting judges and even Ambassadors for Israel while you insist that any lands you hold be free of Jews and uncomfortable and soon to be just as unaccommodating for Christians, so who are the real Apartheid system?
10) Do you have any questions?
The truth is obvious and the unfortunate thing is the Palestinian Authority, Fatah, the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization), and any other names the leaders of the kleptocracy which demands your children be sacrificed for the better good of the society, just as the worshippers of Baal sacrificed their subject’s children to their idolatrous god for the good of society, has the world really devolved that much? Such a realization is so saddening that it robs us of worlds to describe such a situation. As Jews we had hoped that there would be no more Amalekites after the Third Reich and their successor for subjugating their society but now we know there is another daemon needing to be struck down for the evil it oozes and contaminates all it touches. The time is near when the people of Israel will have had all the murders and injured innocents and finally correct that horrific mistake made by General Moshe Dayan when he allowed the Waqf to remain in place as he mistakenly took the Waqf and the rest of the vile serpents for actual caring, loving and open-minded individual human beings, we now know better. The thing that the Israelis will ultimately find most detestable about the Palestinian Arabs is that you sacrificed your future, your children and your legitimacy for nothing as at any time you could have had your so-called state, in 1948 and any time since either from Jordan pre June 1967 and Israel afterwards had you been at all reasonable.
When children are sacrificed for the better good of the society be it with murderous suicide belts, sent with knives to stab people until stopped, used as a human berm from which to fire, be they locked on rooftops to prevent bombings, when gathered around rocket launchers as protection, simply using their corpses as your media assault on your enemy or given the plastic key to paradise, wrapped tightly in a blanket and then sent to walk across minefields in order to clear it for your troops or any other high-risk likely fatal attack simply for propaganda or to save troops at children’s lives is as if you sacrificed children to Ba’al to please an angry god in order to get rain for your crops.
In conclusion; I guess it is difficult to be reasonable when you do not so much desire your own state; you want our state destroyed, Never Again! You do not desire a future for your peoples, you desire an end to my people as well, Never Again! You do not desire an equal balance of sharing and living in peace because you want only death and if you cannot murder every Jew then you sacrifice your young and old alike in the pursuit of murdering every Jew, Never Again! Just in case you missed it, let me make our position clear, Never Again! Never Again! And Never Again!
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