Beyond the Cusp

May 24, 2017

Don’t Have to Say Palestine to Build Palestine

 

Much of the news has granted President Trump great credit for not actually saying “Palestine” in his meetings with Israelis, or in Saudi Arabia, or in Washington D.C. when meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. As we mentioned in yesterday’s article, President Trump was also given high marks for getting Mahmoud Abbas to agree to meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu without any preconditions. Instead, President Trump had actually presented a series of steps meant to facilitate the Palestinian economy and expand their area to relieve any crowding. The particulars were to expand their industrial park (with which we have no real problem), opening the Allenby Bridge crossing to Jordan (we are good with this but Jordan might have something to say here), to ease and make entering Israel for the Palestinian workers easier which could make the slipping of terrorists into Israel easier, looking into extending Israeli rail service into Jenin which has a history as being a terror hotbed which would make for impossible security threats to meet, and finally to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) to build in the sixty percent of Judea and Samaria where they currently are not permitted to build, which in understandable terminology, allow the Palestinians to build in Area C allowing them to build everywhere throughout Judea and Samaria which in time would mean that all of the area that the PA demands pushing Israel back to the pre-Six Day War lines, the 1949 Armistice lines, the Green Line. As we pointed out, this would all but guarantee a renewed Arab-Israeli war more likely on the level of the 1948 Original War to Annihilate the Zionist Entity where over a half-dozen Arab armies attacked the newly born State of Israel. The difference this time is the numbers of dead will be horrific as the weapons on the Arab side will be far more advanced and devastating than in 1948 and the IDF is also more capable and this time is equipped with one of the most proficient Air Forces in the world which makes up for their lesser numbers. Still, should Iran join the Arab, war that might very well bring nuclear weapons into the mix and should that come into play the results would be beyond imagination.

 

The main thing, which was asked of Israel and tentatively approved by the Knesset just before President Trump was to arrive, when this was presented allowing next to no time for debate and thus the considerations had to be made with minimal exchange of information and was more of a political putsch than a vote, Israel was meeting preconditions under another name, again. Already there has been some pushback from Jewish Home Party and the Jewish communities in Area C. The theory is that the Palestinian building will be restricted to areas near their existing cities. We fear that this will be taken advantage of by spreading rapidly moving people from the cities to the surrounding areas eventually making for vacated central areas and an ever-growing spread, in an effort to place as many and as wide an area for Arabs to build new realities on the ground. These expanded areas will claim more land until they will have changed the complexion to such an extent that the final result will be almost all the Jewish settlements being forced to be abandoned forcing hundreds of thousands of Jews to be relocated and made homeless as the PA takes all of Judea and Samaria. What the world refuses to admit despite the reality being thrown in their collective faces by the PA leadership and spokespeople on a regular basis, is the Arabs do not want their own state, they want to destroy the Jewish state. The Europeans do not really care and often act in sympathy with the Arab cause having no real problem should Israel be wiped from the map. Far too many European political leaders and personalities believe that the Jews are supposed to be a people without a homeland who live at the pleasure of their betters, their hosts. The Jews are supposed to be a people who are to be chased from one place to another whenever things become difficult as somebody has to be to blame and as everyone knows, the reason for the hardships is often laid at the feet of the Jews. These same individuals who believe the Jews do not deserve a nation of their own also demand that when the Arabs finally rid the world of Israel that none of the displaced Jews should be permitted into their country as they do not care to tolerate these unbearable and impossible people, these Jews. The hatred in many cases is palpable and though many try to place the blame on the Muslims, these detestable views predate the influx of Muslims since the start of the Syria War and the failure of numerous other Arab and Muslim communities and countries.

 

The reality has been that since the decision that started with the November 1917 Balfour declaration that was then codified into the San Remo Conference that was further incorporated into the Treaty of Sèvres and completed by the League of Nations as the Mandate System that was transferred to the United Nations through Article 80 of the United Nations Charter eventually leading to the declaration of the State of Israel, there were powers from all points on the globe which fought tooth and nail against the Jewish State and the Zionist enterprise. The British were a nation with a split personality that was so deeply seated that even amongst the British Jews there were some of the most ardent Zionists and the most despicable anti-Zionists. Some have accused us of being particularly harsh to those Jews who oppose Israel and we plead guilty with explanation. One of the first rules derives from the Latin, “Primum non nocere.” Hippocrates, an early Greek physician, was credited with being the original source though the exact phrase does not appear exactly in his famous medical oath though it is often credited with being found there. The English for primum non nocere is “first do no harm.” This should be the first criteria for members of any group where some amongst them are attempting to do some project in the service of the whole group such as the Zionist efforts to reestablish the nation state of the Jews and their history. Some might phrase this as ‘if you cannot help, then just get out of the way.’ Further, when Jews work against other Jews it simply empowers those whose desires are to directly harm Jews even to the point of removing them first from their nations and then from all nations and ridding the world of Israel. But Jewish timidity has been a problem that we have suffered from despite the reputation we have where timidity would seem to be the least of our conditions. Truth is Jews as a rule are hesitant and timid simply because of the centuries, over twenty-five centuries, of having no homeland of our own and having one empire after the next ravaging our lands and attempting to make being a Jew against the laws of the land in order to wipe us from the face of the earth. The most often used means was to make circumcision a crime punishable by death. And face it, circumcision is not exactly an act that once performed can be hidden from detection. A simple search of the affected area and the evidence is self-evident. Another means was to make reading of the Torah illegal, which led to the readings of the other books of the Bible, which is continued today in the readings of the Haftorah. Another means was to make the lighting of the Shabbat candles or any special Shabbat celebration punishable by death, the same punishment for all of these other crimes and numerous others and then there were the punishments where leaders from the community, often Rabbis, were tortured to death usually before cheering crowds in an amphitheater or arena. Their punishment was similar, if not identical, to the punishments of the early Christians and sometimes even more brutal.

 

Throughout history, there have been practices against Jews that are often ignored by teachings of history but which were a part of the ways of life across Europe and the Muslim world. When the plague struck across Europe, the Jews were less likely to be struck down often due to the fact that the Jewish faith requires weekly cleaning of the home and at Passover and complete cleansing of their homes to the extent of removing all furniture and cleaning every nook and cranny within an inch of its life. This led to the Jewish ghetto having fewer rats thus fewer fleas and less plague. This led to the rest of the town or city to claim the Jews spread the illness or were poisoning the cities wells. This led to burning Jews at the stake as punishment for their crimes. When the Muslims lost battles, they would often blame the Jews for having sold their plans to the enemies leading to their defeat as there could be no other explanation and thus the Jews had to be punished. This would lead to rounding up the Jews accused of such perfidy and then publically beheading them or other more ingenious forms of execution. When the Crusaders were leaving for the Holy Lands, they would often loose their fighters on the Jewish ghettos such that they would get the taste for killing human beings, as they could not afford to have them freeze up in their first battle, hesitate, and thus be killed before they actually were ready to fight for real. This bloodied the troops such that when they got to the Holy Lands they could fight effectively. When the Christians or the Muslims would capture, recapture, re-recapture (the lands in the holy Lands changed hands regularly) Jerusalem and surrounding areas such as Bethlehem, Akko, Nazareth and other surrounding places, they would murder many of those not of their faith. This meant that the Christians killed Muslims and Jews while the Muslim killed the Christians and Jews. Perhaps you noted something consistent, whenever a town changed hands there would be a percentage of the Jewish population killed. Anyways, you get the idea and unfortunately, so have the Jews but this history has made many Jews sensitive, jumpy and often too timid for their own good. It might be due to things like the British Peel Commission. Yet one of the things Jews are often accused of is being overbearing and haughty. Go figure.

 

Peel Commission Truncated Jewish State of Israel and Expanded Transjordan

Peel Commission Truncated Jewish State of Israel and Expanded Transjordan

 

So, back to the ramifications of what has just transpired with the “No Preconditions” allowances now being established and more lands and routes into Israel and Jordan for Arabs from the PA as well as potentially terrorists and more lands being sacrificed for the privlidge of speaking with Mahmoud Abbas who will demand that the Jews give, give, give, and give more. Mahmoud Abbas has the PA schools teach that not only are Bethlehem, Jenin, Ramallah, Jericho and the whole of Samaria and Judea along with East-Jerusalem all PA lands but so are Nazareth, Akko, Beersheva, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Haifa, Eilat, Netanya, Herzliya, Peta Tikva, Tel Aviv and all of Jerusalem as also parts of Palestine despite them all being inside the Green Line and in areas considered internationally as inside Israel. They teach and demand that all the Mandate Lands are Palestine, which actually includes Jordan as well which they also claim they will one-day rule. Their claim is that the Jews must depart from all the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and surrender these lands to the Palestinian Arabs which includes as many as eight-million refugees including those who were exiled a second time from Syria and are now strewn across Europe. Many Europeans have no problem with their claims as long as none of the exiled Jews try to enter their country. And if World War II was any indicator, Jews can forget the United States as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated about taking in German Jews in the 1930’s as Hitler sought some nation to take the Jews off his hands, “The United States has enough Jews, we do not need any more of them.” The truth is if the Jews in Israel are to survive, both those from the developed world and the other half from the Muslim lands, then we need to defend and protect the lands promised to us by the world because the world will not care if we lose every inch and then would simply claim to be so concerned as long as we were not attempting to enter their lands, and then they would have a million reasons why we were not welcome and perhaps they would demand the Jews living in their lands be expelled to join the rest of the wandering Jews with no homeland again.

 

The truth is the only hope for a Jewish People is for a Jewish homeland and that is Israel and Israel is from the River to the Sea. No matter what lands the Arabs are awarded by our friends in the Trump Administration, and we appreciate the efforts by a number of them starting with Nikki Haley at the United Nations and also David Friedman who is the American Ambassador in Israel and others, they will never be content as long as a single Jew remains living in Israel. As this is the reality and we know that the Arabs will never stop pushing as long as there is an Israel, there will come the day when we will have nowhere left to back into as we are all living in Tel Aviv with half sleeping on the beach, hopefully we will wake up and learn that we need to fight for what is ours, period, when this day arrives we will have to fight and take what is ours. Until we show the world that we, the Jews, will fight for what is ours and defend all that is ours and had been ours since before London or Paris were camps where a family sat around a fire shivering in the cold telling stories of the coming summer and hoping to make it until then, thus enforcing our claim to our homelands and bring an end to the Arab attempts to steal away all that is ours rightfully. Once we fight and make our claim and take our lands with a show of force so fierce that it scares them senseless, then the world will leave us be as they will know we mean business and that we will not tolerate their perfidy any longer. Then we will have a secure Israel and the sooner we realize this and take the steps which we must take, the sooner we will have a real and lasting peace. Joshua did not have the lands handed him, he needed to take the lands and clear the squatters out as Hashem commanded. We need to take a page from the book of Joshua and realize the truths known by King David and King Solomon. We need to have the bravery of Bar Kokhba and Ze’ev Jabotinsky and regain the knowledge they shared and we require. Then there will be a Jewish State of Israel established for all time and until then we will suffer humiliations at the hands of our own leaders.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

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