Beyond the Cusp

September 25, 2018

Time to Cement a Permanent Peace

 

Israel has never been in a more advantageous position since they wasted their victories of the 1967 Six Day War and then again after the 1973 Yom Kippur War when the Arab world was sent reeling and vulnerable with absolute no means of opposing any Israeli demands. After both of these Arab initiated wars, Israel had proven their ability to defeat the combined militaries of the Arab nations on all borders and had expanded the regions she controlled to not only include both the liberated, that is liberated from illegal Arab occupation, Shomron, renamed West Bank by Jordan, and Gaza, which was held by Egypt, but also the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula and the eastern banks of the Suez Canal. That was a different time when Israel was seen as the underdog overcoming outrageous odds through grit and determination and deserving of respect. Arab financed and leftist supported anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel propaganda has moved the entire argument from the Arab world against tiny Israel to the military state of Israel which is run by the Mossad and the IDF has conquered the nation of Palestine and victimized the destitute population ever since. When did Israel conquer this nation called Palestine? Well, do not try and confuse the debate, everybody knows they did and that solves it. But there has never been a nation of Palestine, let alone an Arab nation of Palestine. Nonsense, you are simply copying the Zionist lies, they have used their control of the media to tell their lies. These are the conversations which happen when one bothers to actually challenge the Arab propaganda, especially trying to get to the truth at any of the various campuses ‘Hate Israel Weeks or Months” which are held annually on so many major college campuses. How do we know this, guess.

 

The story has been altered such that Israel has been cast as the bully and plain evil. This has found fertile ground with those who are prone to anti-Jewish suspicions. These exist throughout the extreme edges of the political spectrum both left and right, which under the current slide to the far left, this has started to become a situation which has posed a problem for Israel. The fact is, that there is a relatively conservative, who ten to fifteen years ago would have been considered slightly left of center, as President in the White House. He has initiated some actions concerning the Middle East which have been considered to be very pro-Israel, but this is not entirely accurate as every one of these acts have been to normalize the situation with a context of the realities under which any decision in any of the international courts would be forced to reach because of the actual and honest standings of the Israeli claims over the propaganda everyone is being fed. For a small peek behind the curtain, please take our kind invitation to read for yourself a copy of the Court Ruling from the decision made by the Third Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Versailles in a case brought by the PA against the French companies Alstom and Veolia for building Jerusalem’s light rail system. Their final decision was also a warning to the PA that Israel has the sole claim to all of Judea and Samaria and that they would do best not to take this into any court of law. Furthermore, in an earlier case brought before Egyptian Judge, Justice El Araby, and the International Court of Justice (ICJ), who sat in judgement as part of the panel which heard the case where the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) sought an advisory opinion in 2003 from the ICJ on the legality of the security barrier erected by Israel; the Honorable Justice El Araby warned the UNGA and others, including Mahmoud Abbas and the whole of the PA, that filing further ran some risks, as he stated,

“The international legal status of the Palestinian Territory (paras. 70-71 of the Advisory Opinion), in my view, merits more comprehensive treatment. A historical survey is relevant to the question posed by the General Assembly, for it serves as the background to understanding the legal status of the Palestinian Territory on the one hand and underlines the special and continuing responsibility of the General Assembly on the other. This may appear as academic, without relevance to the present events. The present is however determined by the accumulation of past events and no reasonable and fair concern for the future can possibly disregard a firm grasp of past events. In particular, when on more than one occasion, the rule of law was consistently side-stepped. The point of departure, or one can say in legal jargon, the critical date, is the League of Nations Mandate which was entrusted to Great Britain.”

 

We hope that taste was a sufficient piece of reality to chew upon. The International Law is based on treaties, not on popular opinions or propagandas or feelings but on that which is written and accepted as law. In the case of Israel, the law has to do with the British Mandate which promised all, that is every last square millimeter, of the land between the Jordan River west to the Mediterranean Sea belongs to the Jewish State, Israel. This is all written in very specific language in the Mandate System under the League of Nations and adopted by the United Nations as enforceable under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. These are the truths under which courts are forced to use for their rulings which are not aligned with what is portrayed as the popular opinion. This is the way it is conveyed despite polling of the American people shows a comfortable majority support Israel. The reason for some nervousness within Israel is that Israel has become a polarized and partisan subject where the Republican Party, by overwhelming numbers, support Israel while the Democrat Party splits far closer to an even split and sliding away from their former position as friends of Israel. This is a direct result of the Democrat Party slide to the far left such that many are finding that the Democrat Party has left them and gone into some place which they see as dark and ominous. The problem is that the American population is still split fairly evenly between the two parties and the entire political spectrum has shifted considerably to the left, that is both parties such that true conservatives have found that they are standing without any party which supports their beliefs.

 

What does any of this really have to do with Israel and the potential realities, if any, of a coming “Deal of the Century” from the Administration of President Trump? The reality is that these are adjustments where the United States has all but terminated funding for the Palestinian Authority and completely abandoned UNWRA and removed all recognition for the Palestinian Arab “refugees” who were born after 1948 and in specific cases 1967 as President Trump has stated that the Palestinian Arab refugees are not a special breed of refugee where their status is hereditary and passes from parents to offspring to their offspring to their offspring and presumably on-and-on into perpetuity. President Trump ended this claim and defunded UNRWA who gave the support structure for this ruse. These decisions are of a Presidential nature which means that they have a shelf-life. Just like the JCPOA, the Iran Nuclear Deal, which as a Presidential agreement, it only was valid as long as whoever is the President agreed to honor it. This is also true for these decisions made by President Trump and should he lose to a Democrat Party candidate in 2020, then these decisions could be immediately overturned, and likely would be so overturned immediately after the inauguration. We can likely be assured that Hillary Clinton was the last Democrat Party candidate for President of the United States who could even be cast as potentially pro-Israel, and we have our doubts about her. Even should President Trump be reelected, after the 2024 election on January 20, 2025 (or there abouts) there will be a new President and they might decide that these decisions were far too controversial whether they be Democrat or Republican. So, the Israeli government, specifically those in leadership positions, need realize that the situation facing them is about as favorable as it is probably ever going to get. This means that any ideas which they might have to take advantage of these events have a sell-by date and that might be coming sooner rather than later.

 

Israel has not been in a position where most of the power was in her hands since the early 1980’s if not even earlier. Just as then, this will not be a permanent situation and waiting can only waste yet one more golden opportunity. Waiting for President Trump to come forward with his “Deal of the Century” may actually work against Israeli interests. This is doubtful, but President Trump will be forced simply by political realities to provide something for the Arab side which could eventually become yet another threat to Israeli security and continued peace. Israel needs to remember all the promises she had received through the years from Presidents claiming to have their back. For every one of those promises, it seems that there are a couple of knives in their back right about where they were patted when promised that they had the Israeli leader’s back and that of the nation and her people. It is well past time that Israel simply acted in her own behalf, on her own behalf, and using the fact that she is the real power in the region as the backing for her decision. This does not mean that Israel should act with complete disregard for the Palestinian Arabs who were merely Arabs until 1964 and the great idea forged by the KGB to adopt the name of Palestinian as they realized that there was a long history of Palestinians in the region, who were the Jews as this is how the Jews were called during the British Mandate period which began in 1922 after World War I. What were the Arabs referred to as during this time? Well, they were called Syrians, Iraqis, Egyptians, Jordanians or simply Arabs and the Jews were Palestinians because it was only the Jews who had a presence in Jerusalem and the surrounding regions since almost pre-historic times. The Jews were the people who resided in the region when the Romans changed its name from Judea to Syria Palaestina to remove any reference to the Jews as they were attempting to destroy the Jewish People, something often tried but never with any success thankfully. The Romans changing the area’s name Judea to Syria Palaestina was exactly the same as when Jordan in occupying the Shomron which is made up of Judea and Samaria was renamed West Bank to remove the historic Hebrew names. They chose to adopt the name of Palestinians was such that they could claim the entire history of the Jewish People in the Holy Land which they have done with a well funded propaganda campaign. The entire story of Palestinian Arabs is largely a phantasm, wisps of smoke entwined with mirrors, something which vanishes with even the slightest introduction of actual history and facts. The demonizing of Israel, though, is a political position which has gained much validity largely due to the great amounts of funding behind these positions.

 

This is the reason why Israel needs to act while they have an upper position and the support from the White House. Should the “Blue Wave” become a reality in the upcoming midterms, any attempts by the White House to act will be severely crippled as the Congress will immediately start investigations, beyond the Mueller farce, and possibly bring charges under Articles of Impeachment. All of this would take over the attention of the White House and especially the man in the Oval Office and Israel could rapidly be placed on the back burner which could allow the Congress to undo much of the funding changes which have altered the situation. Things could change rapidly and any change would more likely be against the Israelis best interest and even return everything to the situation faced before President Trump moved the deckchairs. Israel needs to move in her own interests and remember that any deal brought forth by outside interests will very likely demand that Israel make a compromise which could, according to promises, be undone by Israel if things went awry. Israel was given this exact promise when she agreed to the Gaza pullout which made over eight-thousand Israelis instantly homeless and jobless thrown from their communities and placed around the country in temporary housing where some still languish. Their entire life’s work was torn to shreds by the Arabs and within two years Gaza was taken over by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Iranian proxies who have provoked three wars and are currently attempting to press another war. Gaza has been rioting regularly at least every Friday and sometimes straight through some weeks. The current threat, as much of the world media has stopped reporting, have been breaches of the border with the IDF being attacked with Molotov cocktails, grenades and other weapons. Yes, the Gazan Arabs are throwing grenades at the IDF, real grenades and homemade grenades. The question is, does it really matter whether the grenades were made in Gaza workshops or supplied by Iran when, as happened just a day or two ago, a soldier is injured requiring hospitalization? If I were the unfortunate young IDF soldier who woke on a stretcher heading for a hospital to be treated, where the explosive devise, the grenade, was constructed really is not much of a concern, will the soldiers lose a limb, as had happened to others before, or will they leave the hospital whole. This IDF soldier will recover and return to their unit whole, thank Hashem.

 

Israel cannot afford another Gaza which is a definite probability should the Arabs, whether it is Abbas, Jordan, or some new person chosen by President Trump and the Arab states presumably aiding this process, be placed governing an area within the region which international law has reserved presumably for Israel, one has to ask how long before Hamas or other Jihadist entity takes over through a coup or other violent revolt? The answer is if not almost immediately or it might take a year, two years, or five years, does when really matter? Should such an entity get control in the Shomron where some Arab towns and regions overlook Tel Aviv and sit close to major Israeli roadways (see images below), these are the graphic realities which after any compromise could become a frightening reality. The farm sitting overlooking a major Israel thoroughfare could cause that stretch of road to become too dangerous to be used simply by teens using slings to hurl rocks striking vehicles in their windshields for an hour or for fifteen minutes and then fleeing before security police arrive one or twice a week, that is all it would take. Simple rockets, Katyusha which are easily made in any metal shop, are depicted in the next picture and central Tel Aviv is within the range of these simple rockets. Further, these rockets do fly fairly straight when constructed well and as they could be fired from places with line-of-sight, they can adjust fire until they strike their desired target. Even the beaches are within the range of these simple rockets, and should the Arab region also have any lands bordering the Jordan River, then any and every form of weaponry and missiles could be provided to allies of Iran even if such required tunneling beneath the Jordan River itself. The reality is that should Israel not have complete security control over the entirety of the Shomron, then whatever area, no matter how small, which is relegated for autonomous Arab control, Israel would be facing a threat centered in the heart of the country in the identically same lands from which the Israelis thrice chased the Romans from within the entirety of Israel, no matter however briefly, they defeated Rome from these very hills.

 

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6 (c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6
(c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

 

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace and Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace
and
Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

 

The Real Truth About Israel in Stark Relief Depicting the Combined Rocket Capability of Palestinian Arabs from West Bank and Gaza if Europe and the United States Force a Green Line Border

The Real Truth About Israel in Stark Relief
Depicting the Combined Rocket Capability
of Palestinian Arabs from West Bank and Gaza
if Europe and the United States Force a Green Line Border

 

Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu in particular, needs to take all required steps to assure the permanence and defensibility of Israel, her people and her future for perpetuity. There is no reason for the Israeli leadership not to act because there will never be a better friend who will have the back of Israel in the future, not even if Vice President Pence, a true and longtime friend of Israel, could be as strong as President Trump has been with his actions. Another thing is that President Trump is not a political individual who is stuck within the normative parameters as any politically driven President would end up being, and this allows him to act completely outside the otherwise normal manners. His actions thusfar have proven this in absolutely positive manner and these gains require being reinforced and made into a permanent situation through reciprocal Israeli actions. Only if there have been explicit further actions described as well as a believable and feasible final situation which is completely and totally adequate in providing for all future Israeli security, can patience be the preferred Israeli position. It would be a far worse situation should the Trump initiatives become opposed by the Arabs states and result in them turning into an interruptive force where they completely back leaving Mahmoud Abbas in place and no permanent change to the situation as in such an atmosphere, any Israeli actions would become less probable to succeed. Israel needs to strike while they are in an advantageous position and not allow things to turn in any unpredictable way. Unfortunately, we do not expect Prime Minister Netanyahu to take anything which might be read as provocative, bold or as advantageous as we have been advising.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

    Like

    Comment by OyiaBrown — September 29, 2018 @ 3:29 AM | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.