Beyond the Cusp

January 20, 2019

Israeli Electioneering Missing One Large Mark

 

Israeli electioneering is, well, what you would think, all about Israel. They speak of reaching peace with the Arab Palestinians, ending terrorism, growing the economy, assuring that nobody is ignored, feeding the poorest amongst us and the myriad of other claims and promises which are all almost worth the paper on which the speeches are written. The promises in Israel are slightly more accurate than are the promises in American elections or any other nation where there are basically two parties who vie for ruling. In Israel, as we are currently situated, one party is going to rule the roost as it has been for quite some time and the rest are competing in order to have sufficient value that they are included in the coalition and thus will either receive the money they crave or the powerful Ministerships which cover those things which matter most to their base. There are some of the parties who speak about reaching out and being attractive to the Jews in America and even Europe. This is often a play for the Anglo-sphere’s votes. What they are probably not aware of is that most of the Jews who make Aliyah did so in order to get away from many of the American Jews. Our Synagogue had fairly equal numbers of people who congratulated us when they learned of our plans to move to Israel while the other main group questioned our sanity and wanted to know why we were leaving what to them was the promised land to go to some terror filled third world backwater of a nation which had hopelessly disastrous political system with such a tyrannical wrong-headed Prime Minister gathering around him those settler supporters and other less desirable influences. It was the second group which made us glad to be leaving, and here in Israel we found people we considered to be relatively more sane. There was a third group which was too eclectic to describe easily but some of its parts included those who were simply curious, others who asked what is Israel like after we visited for a couple of weeks on our pilot trip, some who simply turned up their noses and ignored us (probably better that way), others who simply had no clue what to say and then our favorite group consisting of those who admired our decision and supported our conservative views but requested anonymity so they would not be closed out of the various Temple activities, clubs and numerous boards. Even in Oklahoma the Jews were definitively leftist liberals favoring the LBGQT rights, anti-Israel beyond the Green Line (settlers), anti-Netanyahu as they wanted Labor or Meretz making the coalition and some could not understand why they were not given the opportunity (probably a strong correlation with those who believe the Russians got Trump elected), save the whales, dolphins, tuna, polar bears, penguins and everything that is conceived except people, they favored abortion on demand, though, to their credit, not all of them as there were some liberals who were also pro-life plus all of the other pageant of intersectionality causes with one glaring exception, BDS. We have to give them credit for at least realizing the European driven Palestinian Liberation Organization, Arab League sponsored boycotting, divesting and sanctioning of Israel was purely anti-Semitic and had nothing to do with right or wrong but to do with the destruction of Israel and the end of the Jewish State. At least in Oklahoma they realized that once the world would be able to drive Israel into the ground that the next step would be to drive the Jews worldwide into the ground and then proudly claim they had performed a glorious and meritorious service to the world.

 

But, what, pray-tell, is this subject that the Israeli political class is ignoring? The answer is, Anti-Semitism. It is not just anti-Semitism, but where it will lead and the resultant demands which this will place upon Israel and the shock to every system and sector of Israeli governance and society. Across Europe, there are a great number of Jews considering leaving their home nation to seek safer and less hateful lands. Over half, somewhere around sixty-five percent, say they plan on moving to Israel with the rest split between the United States and Canada with the former receiving the lion’s share. In Britain, the Jews are particularly nervous and should Jeremy Corbin be elected as Prime Minister there will be a sort of exodus of Jews fleeing the British Isles. The Netherlands, Sweden and France are amongst the leading nations across Europe where Jews are frightened to wear anything identifying their religion. No necklaces with a Star of David pendent, same for lapel brooch, no kipot or anything else which would denote Judaism. Giulio Meotti regularly writes about the sad state of affairs for the Jews of Europe often specifically about Italy, his homelands, and secondarily about France, Britain, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. He has also often echoed some of our themes about the promises made to the Zionists specifically and Jews in general after World War I which the world has strongly attempted to sabotage, undermine and try to chip away taking Israel apart in pieces. He has not quite reached our conclusion that the powers that be in Europe wish to erase entirely the stain left by their moment of weakness in permitting the Jewish People to return home. We saw the real face of modern Europe as well as the United States State Department when the Kurds passed overwhelmingly a referendum and in near unanimity they roared that the Kurds must never seek independence ever as such is beyond acceptable belief. Israel was virtually alone in backing the Kurd’s dream for independence, something which was promised them after World War I but reneged in order for the British, read J Paul Getty, to get the Mosul oil fields. Israel even offered assistance to the Kurds should they have gone ahead and declared their independence. That dream has been viciously put down by Iraq with a great deal of assistance from Iran and the IRGC military units. We suspect that they would have also had some support, at a minimum logistical and supplies, from the United States despite the State Department’s protests. Israel is familiar with the State Department and its kowtowing to certain demands and almost always choosing the wrong side.

 

But in the lead of primaries for the parties which select their candidate lists democratically (most of the parties the leader or a small cabal choose the list of Ministers choosing their closest friends and major supporters for the top spots most likely to actually be seated in the Knesset after elections. Every party is required to provide a list before the elections so the people of Israel can know who the candidates are for each party and they can presumably choose the party whose list is most appealing. The first item which Israelis had best get their head around is that Israel is going to need all the land she can find. When the anti-Semitism boils over, the numbers of Jews who will be running scared to Israel will be in the thousands, then tens of thousands, and eventually they will be counted in the millions. It will be all but the most assimilated Jews initially but eventually the Jewish population, whether they see themselves as Jews or not, will be told that their presence is no longer welcome and they should go away. There are many amongst my Israeli born friends at my Synagogue who question all the building which is being performed where we live in Nahariya and I tell them that we will need every last one of these apartments and more and that we should be building at an even brisker pace putting up even more and taller buildings. The one thing in Israel is that if we plan on growing most of our own food, then we will have to either build upwards towards the clouds or downward or both. Currently they do a bit of both with many buildings meeting the demand that they provide at least one or two, depending on rules we have not bothered to check, parking spaces per apartment. They build the apartments going upward and the parking in the numerous basements amongst the other supporting machinery and structures required by their building. But from what we have seen, which is limited, the building is not at such a pace as to accommodate an influx which would increase the population by fifty percent, or three and a half million people. That is probably a fairly accurate appraisal as to the numbers of living quarters which will be required over the coming decade, and this is a conservative estimate, it could be even higher. The other item which need be remembered is that unlike the rest of the developed world, the population in Israel is increasing and doing so at a very respectable rate comfortably well above replacement rate. Another pleasing statistic is that while the reproductive rate amongst Israeli Arab women has been steadily decreasing, the reproductive rate of Israeli Jewish women has been greatly increasing and has surpassed the Arab rate. The ever-threatened demographic time-bomb is simply another deception used to bogusly argue against annexing eastern Jerusalem, which has already been done, annexing the Golan Heights, also completed, and definitely not any of Judea and Samaria, unavoidable and coming sooner or later one way or another. The retaking of almost every inch of land the Jews were promised by the Mandate System will be made an integral part of Israel with Gaza as the sole possible exception. The land will be necessary to hold the Israeli population by 2025, 2030 at the very latest. This is without addressing the possibility that there will be a large number of Jews coming to Israel out of the United States, an easily perceived necessity should things continue as they are already progressing.

 

Nobody with any sense would argue that anti-Semitism is rising and coming from the people on the far left and not from the right. Nationalists and even popularists are supportive of Israel and in the fight against anti-Semitism. This also includes many Evangelical Christians who are amongst the leading supporters of Israel outside of Jewish support. One problem is that many in the Jewish communities lead such insular lives that they are all but blind to the rising anti-Semitism around them. Many still believe that the only anti-Semitism comes from the right wing of the political spectrum, and that does still exist amongst what are often called paleo-conservatives, these are the likes of Pat Buchanan, the Nazis, White Supremacists and conservatives still stuck in what we like to call the way back when things were still orderly, they believe that orderly means they get to decide who sits at the table, and Jews are not amongst those permitted. Believe it or not, there are still a small number of country clubs with exclusionary rules which have never been challenged as nobody other than the crusty old paleo-conservatives and various other hate groups desire joining. Today’s anti-Semitism is coming from the left and the Muslims, the new Muslims more so than Muslims who have resided in the western world longer than fifteen or twenty years. The groups which have shown a proclivity for anti-Semitic views include the leadership of the Women’s March, BLM, CAIR and more as we discussed in greater depth in our articles “The Reality on the Universally Spreading of Anti-Semitism,” “Evident Worldwide Coordinated Anti-Semitism ,” “Methodology of Leftist NGO’s and Their Enablers” and to a lesser extent in “Jews Are no Different than We Have Ever Been” plus, a final pair, “Rebirth of an Ancient Hatred part 1 and Part 2.” The spread of anti-Semitism on the left is also taking its toll on the Democrat Party as a new breed of youth are entering the party with some previously alien ideas, one of which is the destruction of Israel or minimally the end to aid to Israel. These new younger group appear to generally have a proclivity for Louis Farrakhan and his Islamic Black separatist group Nation of Islam. The new left has molded their membership through a concept called “intersectionality,” which we also discussed in some of our articles above. Since they include a number of anti-Semitic groups such as Nation of Islam, CAIR, BLM, Muslim Students Association, Students for Justice in Palestine and numerous enough anti-Israel groups that no Jewish group is permitted into the leftist club of intersectionality unless they directly criticize Israel as being a Jewish colonial enterprise which conquered and stole the lands of the nation of Palestine either in 1948 or, if not then, definitely in 1967. As these children were not born yet, they have no context and are blithely unaware of the fact that in both of those wars, the Arabs had massed and attacked Israel with numerous Arab nations working together. The fact that Israel survived these two wars and the ensuing 1973 war and the terror wars Israel has been fighting continually since the Oslo Agreements has been a modern miracle. The little fact that there has never been any nation named Palestine and that Jerusalem has only been the capital city over Jewish or Israelite, another reference to modern Jews, is something they have never been taught in the ivory walls where the soft sciences are rather soft on facts when addressing the Middle East. The problem coming to take control of Nancy Pelosi’s and Chuck Schumer’s little group are young people with no sense of history and a slanted and definitively anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and often strongly anti-Semitic set of beliefs bringing forth that “The Democrat Party has a Religion.”

 

Burning Israel Star of David

 

All of these facts add up to a rush for safety for the Jews of the world once again. The Muslim world already held their version of what is coming to the developed world back in the late 1940’s and through the 1950’s when they dispossessed their Jews dispatching them with great grievousness with much of the world demanding that a relative sign agreements to support these Jews who were left with nothing beyond one suitcase each in many cases, if that, making them to be considered neer-do-well delinquents. This left around eight-hundred-thousand or more who came to Israel. Israel was an agrarian economy in these times and anything but ready to take in such numbers of desperate and penniless refugees. Israel, to her credit, silently set up temporary quarters and worked to acclimate these people to their new homes and in time they were all incorporated into the economy and as time went along, they became very productive members of our family. Israelis now do not make any distinction as to where one’s parents or grandparents were originally from or by which route did they arrive in Israel basically one suitcase in hand, if lucky, and the clothes on their backs. Today it is common to see a young couple with one having sandy hair and the other raven dark hair happily walking hand-in-hand. Israel has integrated the many disparate Jews who have returned home, which also includes Ethiopian and Indian Jews. Soon Israel will be receiving another present sent by much of the remainder of the world’s Jews as Europe decides that the Jews are no longer welcome. Europe will at some point need to choose between Muslims or Jews, and we bet the Muslims will win that discussion as they already vastly outnumber the Jews in Europe and have reached near parity with the actively Jewish population of the United States. When the time cones and the United States elects a President who, as it would say of Pharos in the Bible, who did not know Joseph, then it will not matter if you are a practicing Jew or even if you no longer identify as a Jew, if you had even one Jewish parent, and for this it need not have been your mother as Judaism requires, just father will suffice, and the Jews will not have a pleasant choice. They will either leave while the leaving is unhurried and they can take their wealth and belongings with them, though those items they will be forced to sell will not get full value as investors and others will know the Jews have to sell now, or they will leave when it starts to become unavoidable obvious, though even then there will be those Jews who will tell themselves, they do not mean me, they mean those Jews who dress weird, or they can leave and barely escape leaving without the time to sell anything and having to abandon homes, vehicles and other things which could not be arranged in time or they might sneak out and eventually make their way to Israel facing threats the entire route taking next to nothing with them. There are going to be a number of people who are going to claim that this part of the prediction about the United States can never happen. Allow us to inform you that there was quite a fair amount of anti-Semitism in the open as late as the 1950’s in the United States. Jews were called Christ killers and worse. That anti-Semitism will be as a picnic compared to what is coming with the likes of Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Keith Ellison. These are all under forty politicians who are either at the forefront of groups, party leaders on a state level or higher or elected officials. But with much of the youth against Israel to the point that some university campuses have reached the point where Jewish students, just like their Jewish counterparts in much of Europe, are afraid to wear anything which identifies them as being Jewish and refuse to identify openly as being Jews. The day is rapidly approaching in Europe and not all that far behind in the United States that we will see, as is pictured above, the Star of David burning in the streets as a common expression of hate towards anything as the burning Star of David will be a generally used sign of contempt even when it has absolutely nothing to do with Jews or Israel. All of these events will send numbers of Jews fearing for their lives and safety into Israel and nobody hear is talking about this eventuality. We fear Israel will not be prepared and once again will face a serious challenge. Maybe after the initial wave from Britain, France, Sweden the Netherlands or wherever it may originate, maybe that will be sufficient dose as a wake-up call and Israel will smell what is coming.

 

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