Beyond the Cusp

June 16, 2017

Truth of the World Against Israel

 

Probably one of the most perfect examples of how the Europeans felt about the prospect of Israel being driven into the sea by Arab forces during the October 1973 Yom Kippur War was their response to the United States even before any request had been sought to refuel the aircraft which were to be used to airlift resupply of munitions and other supplies for which they were running dangerously short and without which they would have soon been fighting the Arabs without armaments for their aircraft, bullets for their rifles, shells for their armor and artillery or fuel for their planes, tanks and vehicles. The refusal was unanimous as every United States ally from NATO and Europe declined to permit refueling of any planes used to resupply Israel and was sent to Washington D.C. even before the White House or Pentagon had even made any request. In time, Portugal was convinced to permit refueling to take place at the Lajes Field in the Azores Islands. This deplorable treatment of the United States effort to assist Israel completely outstrips their votes in the United Nations General Assembly and explains fully their votes, or abstentions, in votes by UNESCO, the United Nations Security Council, the United Nations Human Rights Council and numerous other international bodies. Simply stated, most of Europe would like nothing better than for Israel to disappear as long as all that is required of them is to sit on the sidelines and refuse to lift a finger. But how much further does this hatred of Israel reach? And do not get this wrong, hatred of Israel, the only Jewish State, is the new anti-Semitism, especially when these nations and individuals who refuse to support Israel and go to extremes to injure or destroy anything to do with Israel show no such hatred and spite towards any other nation in the world. This becomes even more obvious when one compares the voting habits and statements of nations and politicians and others towards anything Israel and their lack of such vindictiveness when considering nations whose actions are honestly contemptible compared to those of Israel when judged by an honest broker, and we are not trying to suggest that we would be such a broker, and we admit that we obviously support Israel though not to a fault as we have pointed out errors and missteps when they occur.

 

In the Arab, and most of the Muslim world, hatred for Israel is universal and all but goes without saying. Of the Muslim world outside the Arab nations, Iran and Pakistan are likely the most hateful countries with Iran having demonstrations where “Death to Israel” is the theme that the gathered chant. What might surprise many not familiar with the Middle East is that of the nations which repeatedly top the list of most anti-Semitic nations, one of them is a nation which actually has a peace treaty with Israel, Jordan. The top ten most anti-Israel locations according to Times of Israel are as follows;

1) The Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza) 93% overall index score
2) Iraq 92% overall index score
3) Yemen 88% overall index score
4) Algeria 87% overall index score
5) Libya 87% overall index score
6) Tunisia 86% overall index score
7) Kuwait 82% overall index score
8) Bahrain 81% overall index score
9) Jordan 81% overall index score
10) Morocco/Qatar/UAE tied at 80% overall index score

 

One does not have to go any further than the General Assembly and the votes taken in that body over the years concerning Israel to get a general idea. Looking just slightly deeper one can find a similar bias in the United Nations Human Rights Council, UNESCO and the Security Council where without the veto of the United States, the Security Council would likely even vote to declare Israel a non-entity and persona non-grata at the United Nations. Of course, one might see such a move as an advantage for Israel as the United Nations has not exactly been the most supportive body over the past number of decades. The saving grace for Israel is that the International Court System is composed of judges who are sworn to decide cases strictly by the letter of the law. This restriction takes out much of the politics but even this has not been completely indemnifying. Still, the fact that the World Courts are presumed to be confined by the letter of the law has prevented the Palestinians or Arab League from bringing Israel before the courts attempting to accomplish there what they have failed to do on the battlefield in their numerous attempts to erase the Jewish State by military force. While it is true that the United Nations provided the impetus under which the State of Israel received world recognition, had the British not pressed that they were leaving no matter the situation that vote would never have taken place. The world was content as was the United Nations to wait forever if that was what it took to end any chance for a Jewish State as long as the British remained in place preventing such. When pressed to act the United Nations reversed against their own Charter Article 80 which placed them as responsible for holding up the promise to grant the Jewish state the remainder of the British Mandate, that 22% which remained after the Arab State for Arab Palestinians had been established, namely Jordan which comprised 78% of the British Mandate lands. The United Nations did not have the authority to try and split that sliver of land in half establishing a second Arab Palestinian state and this should remain as the law enforced by the World today.

 

Do not hold your breathe waiting for the world to act as promised when their real desire is the elimination of Israel. What is sad is that Israel is one of the first nations to be on scene at any natural disaster worldwide with a hospital, search and rescue teams, and trained personnel to handle whatever the emergency might be. Israel also sends teams of their experts in medicine, agriculture and other fields to developing nations to assist them in furthering their development and assisting with establishing infrastructure and even assisting in setting up new departments within hospitals such as their Save and Child’s Heart campaign. There was one time where the United Nations worked with and approved of Israeli assistance to the world with assisting nations with agriculture and leading new technologies to be spread to the world saving water and growing greater plant yields voting for the Israeli motion on these efforts. Another time the United Nations World Health Organization recognized the Israeli army’s field hospital, classifying it as its first and only “Type 3” field hospital, recognizing it as the “the number one in the world.” If only all the United Nations organizations could operate without the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic blinders we might actually find a path to a better world.

 

Barack Obama Allows United Nations Security Council To Condemn Israel

Barack Obama Allows United Nations Security Council To Condemn Israel

 

Still with the direction the world has been drifting, as represented in the last Anti-Defamation League Index of Anti-Semitism which reported there being approximately 1.1 billion people worldwide holding predominant anti-Semitic feelings or ideas out of just over 4.16 billion surveyed. That is a total of 26% of those surveyed expressing anti-Semitic biases of a measurably significant basis (see map below for breakdown by regions). Making things detected even further disturbing was the fact that this trend has been growing annually across many regions. This past year proved to have been the worst year on record. This is something we can back in our own experiences as we mostly resided in areas outside the typical Jewish neighborhood. We found that support for Israel depended on religious observance with those most likely to stand approvingly and appreciably with Israel being the most observant attending services as well. As depicted in the study of worldwide anti-Semitism, such beliefs are rising often in greater percentages than the national increases in numbers of Muslims. Traditional anti-Semitism was found to be rising disturbingly fastest amongst Europeans. Another idea that was validated was the fact that many places where a Jew was not known to have resided also often had high relative anti-Semitism amongst those who reportedly had never encountered a Jewish person.

 

Levels in Percentages of Anti-Semitism Worldwide by Regions

Levels in Percentages of Anti-Semitism Worldwide by Regions

 

Another disturbing revelation of late has been the change in the demographic of the kind of person most likely to hate Jews and detest Israel with the right becoming less anti-Israel with the main remnant of such hate relegated to the farthest extremes while on the left the amount of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel feelings on the rise. This has been particularly true amongst the colleges and universities, especially in the United States and Europe. Much of this has had the blame placed on the rise of the Palestinian Arab sympathy and support movements. These include the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on Israel Movement (BDS) and the anti-Israel organized events played out on North American and European campuses such as the Apartheid Wall, Israel Apartheid Day or Week or even Month and other various events meant to demean Israel as an oppressive, colonialist regime worthy of scorn. When one traces the beginnings of such events one finds that behind them are a plethora of leftist organizations and groups such as American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), BDS Movement and other left-leaning to overt left-wing groups; what one finds is that the majority are either ancillary groups which sprung up in sympathy and the Islamic based groups almost all come from the Arab League boycott of Israel which was best made public back in the September 1967 Khartoum Resolution with its “Three No’s” which were “no peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no recognition of Israel.” The other birthing place for many Islamic based or Arab based groups was the Muslim Brotherhood and often with roots in Hamas. The newest origin of such feelings comes from Iran and is instigated and directed often by arms of the al-Quds Brigades division of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps). These efforts are backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and the other oil rich Arab states and have been a concerted effort through propaganda and subversive activities, which had some assistance and guidance early on by the KGB. The reasoning for the KGB assistance was that these groups were seen as recruitment arms for KGB sympathizers and as another way to disrupt the United States further dividing it and turning American against American and weakening American resolve in the Middle East providing openings for the Soviet Union.

 

Campus and Other Anti-Israel Demonstrations

Campus and Other Anti-Israel Demonstrations

 

The last subject which requires coverage is the means testing by which one determines if any anti-Israel demonstration or event is anti-Semitism or legitimate criticism of Israel. One of the most used means is through the application of Natan Sharansky’s “Three-D’s Test for Anti-Semitism and discerning such from honest and legitimate criticism of Israel. These three D’s are Demonization, Delegitimization and Double Standards which are defined more in depth here. To give a short overview these are readily applicable to much of today’s anti-Israel near hysteria. Demonization takes a little knowledge of history and traditional and historic anti-Semitic canards. One which easily translates was the “blood libel” that the “Jews murdered Jesus” where the anti-Israel incarnation would be any picture of an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldier pointing a gun at a Palestinian, usually an innocent looking youth who is particularly photogenic, with the message of “You are killing me all over again.” Another is the “blood libel” that the “Jews murder and use the blood of Christian children to bake the special matzah” with the replacement of Christian with Muslim or Palestinian you have an instant message which is anti-Semitic. Any use of Nazi propaganda or Christian “blood libels” or Islamic denouncing of Jews from the Caliphate times, the Quran, Hadiths and the Sīra. Some have begun to use the term Judaeophobia to describe all actions or forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. This allows one who has crossed the lines of proper and useful opposition or accusations against Israel as being a Judeophobe, a word of similar nature to Homophobe or Islamophobe. Using this wording often clarifies the situation such that you simply place Israel into a phraseology which is of a similar vein to the Islamophobic or Homophobic hate speech or action and instead place Israel or Israelis into such text and you have entered the realm of anti-Semitism. Below is a video by Caroline Glick’s explanation for the constant thread of anti-Semitism and its symptoms in a brief fifteen-minute talk followed by Richard Littlejohn and his coverage of British anti-Semitism which includes some anti-Israel views all from 2007 era in a forty-five-minute video of a special broadcast we believe was from the BBC and finally a full-hour by Rabbi Ken Spiro who covers many aspects and has some very unique insights and historical references which prove how modern and new the current anti-Semitism gripping the world actually is and how much of its roots are in the last few hundred years with most in the last century.

 

 

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