What has made the Twenty-First Century interesting is that there have been eight years under the Republicans and eight years under a Democrat; so there can be a fair and even comparison between the two parties when they hold the White House. What is frightening is that despite the talking lines appear quite different; the actual policy execution is not all that different. Both party’s Presidents, Georgy W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama, had a target of Israel returning to the 1949 Armistice Lines and splitting Jerusalem leaving the Temple Mount in Arab hands or under international agents who will flee surrendering the entirety of the Temple Mount to Arab hands and closed to Jews just as it was for the horrifically disappointing nineteen to twenty years under Jordanian control when Israelis and Jews in general were very disappointed to not be able to visit the historic areas starting with the Temple Mount plus literally thousands of historic sites from Jericho, Hevron, Bethlehem, Shechem, and innumerous other locations where our history laid out in numerous manuscripts both Jewish as well as numerous other historic manuscripts of almost every major empire which tread the lands of the crux meeting place for three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe. The Jews had histories with the Egyptians, the Hittites, the Babylonians, the Canaanites, the Assyrians, the Persians, The Greeks, The Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Spanish, the Caliphate, the Golden Age of Islam, the Umayyad Caliphate, the Abbasid Caliphate, the Ayyubid Dynasty, and eventually the British for a total of twenty-nine years. When the British left the land of Israel, which declared its independents on the evening of May 14, 1948, though the world claims Israel became a nation immediately after midnight of May 15, 1948, with her border as depicted below, the state was born.
The Arab Armies of Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, the Free Palestinian Arab Army, countless other Arab formations which existed inside Arab villages which attacked Israeli forces from behind which resulted in the entire population of that village being expelled in order to protect the Israeli Defense Forces from rear attacks from the citizens from the village which launched the initial assault. Such reactions were the reason that Israel was accused of forcing some Arab villages to be sent beyond the soldiers in order to leave a safe front without rear forces attacking during any battles. These were the Arabs who Israel evicted from within their lines solely for tactical reasons. The Arabs who either fought with the Israeli Jews or remained as noncombatants were left and could choose whether they remained in Israel and become Israeli citizens and remained as Israeli citizens and today enjoy full citizenship. Unfortunately, Israel did not win the war as is taught in history. Israel survived the war of Jewish genocide but lost lands to Jordan, parts of Judea and Samaria; to Syria, the Golan Heights; and Egypt the Gaza Strip. This was named the Israeli War of Independence which was done by the Israelis because the odds were such that they had little if any chance of winning according to every tactician. Israel had almost no armor or aircraft, no navy and unbelievably few trained soldiers and only a few experienced officers who fought in the British Palestinian Brigades which were almost one-hundred-percent Jewish as the Jews were called Palestinian by the British and most other Europeans and the Arabs were simply called Syrians. This became evident when the Mandate system was enacted with the British given control of what the Arabs referred to as southern Syria while the French were assigned the area including Syria and Lebanon. When the two areas of Syria were divided into two different zones, the Arabs of southern Syria referred to this as the Naqba. The current meaning of Naqba being the founding of Israel is a misnomer as the real Naqba the Arabs related to was the dividing of Syria into two separate Mandates and as the Arabs in the British Mandate thought they would not be permitted to cross into Syria, especially Damascus, which was entirely false but we all know how rumors get a life of their own once they are born. The resultant loss of territory loss left Israel tactically weakened as they no longer had the Jordan River and the Jordan River Valley as their eastern border and only held half of Jerusalem and lost the high ground of the Golan Heights. The new map which was tendered as an armistice line and not a final border, something which has never been settled completely for the entire existence of Israel, left Israel defensively vulnerable as is obvious from the map below.
What is absolutely ridiculous is the drive by both George W Bush and Barak Hussein Obama were equal in their demands that Israel surrender the remainder of the West Bank as the surrendering of the Gaza Strip worked out so wonderfully. The retreat from the Litany River in Lebanon back to the so-called Blue Line allowed Hezballah to occupy the territories vacated and able to build a sizeable threat with well over a quarter of a million missiles poised and targeting Israel. So now both the mainstream Democrats and mainstream Republicans both agree that this make-believe people who are, accurately put, Arabs from southern Syria and not in any manner or way Palestinians as there has never in all of history been a people called Palestinians. They stole the concept of a Naqba redefining it to fit their particular situation. There have been other things that are the result of Mahmoud Abbas’s paranoia about losing any election despite having his own inner circle counting the ballots that should he appear to be reelected the Arabs would likely rise up and demand clean elections. Currently nobody has attempted to challenge Abbas about his remaining in office for over a decade since elections were supposedly to have been held around 2008 at the least. But Abbas continues to remain in office and rule unchallenged as he has decided he is going to be President for life. He has always made sure his picture is taken at attending every event no matter how inappropriate. One such event was the solidarity for the victims in the shootings of Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher kosher market where he shoved his way to assure that he was in the front when pictures were taken. His smile when the picture was taken shows how he had no compunction or true sympathy as all Mahmoud Abbas desired was to get his smirking face in a picture of heads of real nations all showing great deference for those who laid with their lives, both the Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher kosher market. See below,
Mahmoud Abbas simply plays a conglomerate consisting of equal parts jackal, jester, prankster Loki, hyena, Typhoid Mary, Freddy Krueger, and Bride of Frankenstein while always remaining the nemesis to all that is holy. He is the bad dream from which one awakes in a panic that cannot be exorcised. The one trait Mahmoud Abbas retains no matter what is passing by with time; he refuses to accept and deal which falls short of the elimination of Israel replaced by Palestine and the Jews of Israel all murdered. That has worked in Israel’s favor and been the real bane to all who seek to end the conflict by having two states living side by side in peace and security. Abbas cannot count to two, he deals solely in absolutes where he sees the eventuality of the world forcing all the Jews to reside elsewhere, preferably somewhere other than Earth, and then he would claim that the Palestinians were the indigenous civilization on that planet and demand that all its continents and oceans be given immediately to his Palestinian Arabs as they are too cramped on the state they have on Earth. Simply stated, he wants everything the Jews have built and even that will not do. There are some lessons from the surrender of Gaza which need be remembered before considering what would please Abbas.
Lesson one: both Republican and Democrat Presidents take the standings advised by the Arabist and anti-Semitic State Department which blames Israel for all the troubles everywhere but particularly in the Arab/Israeli Conflict.
Lesson two: Abbas does not desire peace because the world has continued to lavish him with monies making him excessively wealthy.
Lesson three: Mahmoud Abbas is filled with hatred beyond what anyone from the Western World can even begin to understand.
Lesson four: Abbas has been playing the world just as Arafat had before him basking in the attention taking the podium to mostly expound broad lies which he knows the Western Leaders, especially those in Europe will swallow whole as truisms which define the conflict.
Lesson five: The world does not really care about the Jews or especially Israel and the fact that they have not forced the Jews to relocate to Madagascar or Antarctica.
Lesson six: The left and left center but not necessarily the far left or Arab Parties are in agreement with the Right Center and Religious Zionists that no more land should be surrendered to Abbas and the Arabs.
Lesson seven: When Israel surrendered Gaza whole leaving for the Arabs a multi-billion dollar a year industry worth of greenhouses which were within two days completely scavenged for parts to make rockets and other destruction done simply because the greenhouses did not represent an industry or opportunity, they represented the Jews and as such needed to be demolished.
Lesson eight: The Arab youth over the last twenty-two years have been raised on a steady diet in schools, at camps, soccer leagues, media and almost every place they turn with Jew hatred such that on key phrases they will riot, attack with knives or whatever they can lay their hands upon as is happening right now with the knifings and this indoctrination has spread into the Israeli Arab youth.
These are the truths which need be introduced to the equations being used to calculate what step might prove successful in ending the conflict. The reality is that the only workable solution is for one side to win out and the other to be vanquished. Either the land will be all Israel or all Arab and the Jews granted other location to turn into a green and wondrous place while the land which was Israel returning to a forsaken land as it will not produce for the Arabs, never has in the past and never will in the future. Look over the entirety of empires including the Greeks and Romans, the Caliphates and Ottoman Empires and none could make the land grow and produce without the Jews. Hashem made a land where only his children, as in the Jews, would be permitted to reap the bountiful promises of the land. So, which will it be, a productive Jewish state or another agricultural and technical wilderness bereft of even the simplest worthwhile ventures be they farms, technology, medicine, physics etc…
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