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July 19, 2016

Some Ideas Never Die; Such as the Oslo Accords

 

Truly some ideas never die even when they have long passed their use-by-date. The Oslo Accords are one such set of ideas which died the day that President William Jefferson Clinton handed to Yasser Arafat, after beating Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak into complete submission, everything he had demanded and Arafat walked out without a word and started the Second Intifada. It was later revealed that Arafat had planned the Second Intifada as the Palestinian answer to not getting their demands at the Camp David negotiations and still insisted that Israeli resistance to a common peace was the reason for the violence. Over a thousand Israelis were murdered and tens of thousands were injured, many with permanent and severe damage from the bombings with bolts and screws lodged permanently next to their spines, hearts and other organs or jammed into their brains all inoperable due to location. Many lost limbs, an eye or both eyes and other disfigurements. The Second Intifada, on top of Arafat refusing to make peace even after his terms were met, defined the situation and should have been the post mortem for the Oslo Accords. Arafat’s understudy and successor, Mahmoud Abbas, has often made clear to any willing to translate his Arabic speeches that the only peace he will allow Israel is the peace of the grave. As the pro-Palestinian protesters throughout Western countries chant ad-nauseam, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free.” The word ‘free’ in this chant has a double meaning, the obvious that all of Israel is Palestine and secondly that every Jew will have been eradicated as Palestine must be Judenrein. Abbas has flatly stated even in English that should they be forced into accepting a shared state beside Israel, it will simply serve as the launching pad for the remainder of the conquest and eradication of the Zionist Entity. Even his saying Israel is difficult for this man and his band of minions.

 

What is truly sad is not only the number of Western leaders who remain sold on the Oslo two states for two peoples principle; it is the number of Israeli military and intelligence leadership who also are still sold on these lies and deceptions. There never has been any Oslo agreement because the understanding of the two sides were as divergent as possible. Israel saw them as the opportunity for peace and cooperation and the Palestinian leadership, with the support of the Arab world behind them, saw it as taqiyyah, a deceit used against an infidel in order to advance Islamic interests and conquest. The concept of taqiyyah is well established and understood by any first year graduate student in Middle Eastern studies programs; and if not, they should find a different area of study. The problem is that peace is such a universal and central structure in Western thought and philosophies, as are negotiations and dealing honestly and forthrightly, that to believe that things are otherwise is difficult, though possible if one tries and concentrates on exactly what the other side says to their own people. What makes things more difficult is that the liberal leftist media and populations refuse to allow themselves, under any circumstance, to believe that peace might be impossible to attain in any situation. If the left today were faced with the onset of World War II, they would negotiate and negotiate until the free world consisted of some small atoll in the South Pacific surrounded by Japanese and German naval vessels, and they would be negotiating still. There is also the little fact that Israel is seen as the Jew amongst nations and as such has a separate and impossible set of expectations which are made worse by the leftist Jews, such as those who make up J-street and other similar groups, who also apply this absurd demand that Israel sacrifice and sacrifice with no end to how much or how far the sacrifice demanded be, as they are not the ones who will pay the price. Some have even gone so far as to claim, what do the Israelis have to lose in sacrificing for peace as they can always come and live in the United States. This is, in and of itself, an absurd piece of illogic not to mention, history has shown what happens when Jews face death and try to rely on the good graces of the Western nations.

 

We recently read an article on Politico targeting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu over his disagreement with the outspoken and mostly retired military and intelligence corps, and how such a disagreement is leading Israel dangerously close to fascism. It was the author’s, and we trust the editors’ as well, that Israelis would be better led by its military and intelligence officers than under their elected leader. The article is titled Netanyahu vs. the Generals and went on and on endlessly stating the same tired logic as if repetition and quoting every last individual supporting the spitefulness against Netanyahu would eventually wear the reader down. The piece might actually be the opening shot across the bow announcing the candidacy of Ehud Barak for Prime Minister. Small hint to those in agreement, should Israelis have a choice between Ehud Barak and virtually any moderate or even extremist right wing politician, Barak would lose convincingly. Where his reputation is not nearly that of Guy Fawkes, the disasters attached to his time as Prime Minister preclude his ever holding that position for as long as Israelis have memories of his atrocious policy choices, of which the hasty and disorganized routing retreat from Lebanon is just the beginning of the highlight reel. For the record neither of us supported Likud and in one case, at least, Bibi Netanyahu was much of the reason why as there are numerous other Likud members who would very easily garner our votes, but that is up to the Likudnics to decide. We realize that changes take time, so time will tell.

 

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

 

As far as peace with the Palestinians, we need realize that the term Palestinian once meant the Jews residing under British Mandate rule while at those times the Arabs were known as Arabs or Palestinian Arabs as compared to Palestinian Jews. One also need remember that this was during the period when both Jordan and Israel were simply the Mandate. Eventually the plan was enacted and Jordan became the Arab State and Israel the Jewish State. The most obvious difference was Israel permitted Arabs, whether practicing Muslims, Christians, Jews or any other or no religion, to remain residing with full rights as citizens, while Jordan expelled any Jew ever to come within their area under their control. That was made most evident after they conquered by force of arms in an offensive war parts of Judea and Samaria, renamed it West Bank, and evicted every last Jew under pain of death, gifting their lands to people favored by the government and destroyed every Synagogue and Jewish religious academy within said lands. The adopting of Palestinian by the Arabs was just one part of their adoption of all of Jewish history with some simple adjustments in an effort to claim them and not the Israelites, the Jews, were the earliest surviving peoples from these areas. Anybody familiar with Judeo-Christian religions knows this to be a deceit and even more so if they are knowledgeable of Islamic and Arab history, as the Arabs did not venture forth from the Arabian Peninsula until the Seventh Century. That date is almost, if not, two millennia after the Israelites arrived from their Exodus from Egypt; one might be familiar with this as there is a book of the Old Testament with the same name. If we were to count from the times when Abraham first arrived in the land, we would need close to another half of a millennia if not more. Their deceit can only last as long as people continue to give their lies credence, which they do at their own peril. Such brings us to our next discussion, the awakening of the Western World.

 

For most of the past century plus the casualty of Islamic violence has been the Jewish communities in the area of Israel both before the birth of the nation in 1948 and continuously afterwards starting with the invasion by multiple armies the morning of her birth. India and Russia had rather publicly covered conflicts and numerous African nations have also been subjected to violence as have much of the Balkans. Then there have been the intra-Islamic violence. It has only been the turn of the Twenty-First Century which has brought continued and sustained Islamic violence to the Western World. What is going to be instructive is exactly how the developed world reacts to the onslaught of Islamic violence. Of further interest will be whether or not their views and demands upon Israel are altered even in the slightest as a result of these experiences. Russia has shown Israel a fair degree of respect and freedom to act as necessary while not giving full measure as they also keep relations with the Muslim nations such as with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Syria; for it is with Syria they hold their Mediterranean warm water Atlantic Naval ports.

 

Beyond this, the longest standing restrictions on Islamic activities belong with Japan. Many are unaware but Japan has always refused Muslims permanent residence status in their lands. Further, Muslims may not own property, may not operate a business and the worship of Islam is banned. Needless to point out but no Mosque may ever be built on Japanese soil. Muslim tourism is permitted but any Muslim tourist caught conducting any form of Islamic instructions or otherwise attempting to spread the word of Islam is summarily and immediately deported along with their entire family; and if with a group, then the entire group is deported. The Japanese treat Islam as if it were a dread plague that once taking a foothold could threaten life on their islands. If the news is accurate, and we see no reason to disbelieve our sources, Cuba has recently refused permission for a Mosque to be built on their island, Cuba, that’s right, Cuba! Angola is but the first in alphabetical order of African nations enacting some limit if not outright ban on Islam.

 

In Europe the latest trend has been in opposition to Angela Markel‘s open door policy for Muslims with Norway having deported many hundreds resulting in a better than 50% drop in felonies. This is allowing their police to attend to other functions rather than putting out crime emergencies twenty-four-seven for the first time since the ‘refugees’ began arriving. Additionally there have been reports of attacks against Mosques and Muslims with some areas becoming so unfriendly that the Muslims are deporting themselves back to their home nations. The Czech Republic has flat banned Islam from their country declaring it to be an evil. Muslims in Ireland have reached the conclusion that they are less than welcome and in Belfast, as a start, the Muslims have been departing for home sweet home and this appears to be the trend across all of Northern Ireland. The British Home Secretary is preparing legislations which, though not expressly stating their application to Muslims, are aimed at curtailing anti-social behavior and allowing greater leeway in deporting or using other lesser methods to control an out of hand situation. The Polish Defense League has issued a warning to Muslims against their continuing certain behaviors and sixteen states have drafted legislation banning Sharia. A number of states in America are entertaining laws banning Sharia or any foreign code of laws all aimed at preventing the use of Sharia. China has imprisoned twenty-two Imams for preaching hate and anti-China themes and has executed eighteen jihadists. China is additionally stamping out any campaigns for separatism especially in the largely Islamic western province of Xinjiang. Muslim prayers are banned in government buildings and schools in China. Our last example of such measures comes from the Netherlands where a group of Ministers of Parliament are calling for the closure and destruction of all Mosques. One Minister stated “We want to clean Netherlands of hateful Islam.” He did not differentiate hateful Islam from any other form of Islam. Speaking on behalf of the right wing Party for Freedom, a nationalist party, Minister of the Dutch Parliament Machiel De Graaf stated, “All Mosques in the Netherlands should be shut down. Without Islam the Netherlands would be a wonderful, safe country to live in, as it was before the arrival of Muslim ‘refugees’.”

 

The world appears to slowly be awakening to the real face of Islam; a violent and unruly cult more desirous of ruling the world than of acting in what the rest of the world believes is a religious manner. Every other previous imperialist religion, Christianity, Shinto, Hindu and any others, have all been reformed and now stand side by side with all these religions seeking peaceful coexistence and mutual assistance. The exception to this rule is obvious, Islam. When Mosques are discovered in numerous countries to contain more rifles, grenades, bombs and bomb making material than prayer rugs and prayer books, then there is a definite problem. As the developed world realizes, along with the rest of the world, this threat for what it is, it is hoped that they will apply their learned knowledge to the situation in Israel. This could finally allow the solution which should have been applied immediately after the Six Day War, Israel attaining her originally promised borders, which includes the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, and those previous Jordanian citizens and their families deported to the Arab nation of their choosing willing to receive them, or into Syria. The double standard cannot be continued after the truth has been driven home that Islam does not play well with others and is treacherous to the continued health of any nation it inhabits. What is good for the European nations and the world in general must, in all fairness, also be permitted Israel. To do otherwise is pure anti-Semitism, and this time that is an accurate accusation and an accurate application of the terminology.

 

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May 29, 2016

Why the European Union Will Die

 

After our Brexit article some inquired why we claimed the European Union would die, or more aptly, implode, as we had stated at one point. A few expressly pointed to the fact that there were signs of economic recovery and that the steps taken by the European Union were working to bring the troubled nations, especially Spain and Italy, back from the brink. While it would be quite a blessing should the European Union make a recovery of unparalleled dimensions resembling the great periods of the post-World War II era but the likelihood is slender as there is not about to be another Marshall Plan as the United States too is facing lean years and will be working on their own recovery for the immediate future. The challenges to the Western World are mounting and if not addressed and some mitigation found the refugees flowing into Europe and North America on top of the brutal effects the refugees are placing on Turkey and more so on Jordan threaten to topple leaders as the strains on the economies will be extensive.

 

The challenge for Europeans as well as Turkey and Jordan will be to alter the manner in which they treat refugees and those who come from foreign extraction and to integrate them into their society rather than all but forcing them to live in autonomous zones separate and anything but equal. The French produced a 2,200-page report, “Banlieue de la République.” The report had numerous suggestions and goals which could be enacted which might alleviate some of the difficulties but are unlikely to see the light of day. The challenges listed in the French report can easily be applied to the other nations, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Finland, Britain and other nations will be a test of whether Europe can adapt and commit to integrating those who are unlike the native population as unless the Muslims are integrated and have opportunities the probability of rioting and radicalization rises. We are not equating lack of work and the other poverty and similar tags which have often been blamed for terrorism as not even claiming that their frustration and lack of address of grievances by government will produce terrorism, we are identifying such as a drain on the finances and budgetary balancing will be a factor which may tip the scales from an affordable situation to a destabilizing financial drain. Such situations can also be exploited leading to rioting and lawlessness. The same is true for Turkey and Jordan as their economies are not so vigorous such that they can integrate the thousands upon thousands of refugees which are streaming across their borders. Jordan has the added problem of refugees streaming in from Iraq as well. Even Israel is feeling some financial effects as she is called upon increasingly to provide medical treatment both for refugees as well as injured fighters from the various factions in the Syrian war zones, many of which are bordering the Israeli Golan Heights which makes Israel the best place to get emergency treatments. 

 

What will come about is the death of the European Union as a super-governance or providing a standard currency and economic plans as it has been the disparate rules and economic plans which are not universal which has caused much of the problems. With the work week standard being a 40 hour week we find that those who do work from national average to another are surprising in the numbers we were able to find from 2013 with Greece leading at 42.0 and the Netherlands with a mere 30.0 (see below).

 

European Average Hours Worked by Those with Employment

European Average Hours Worked by Those with Employment

 

The next important, actually vital, statistic is the unemployment rate by nation. We found records for 2014 and 2015 graphed (see below) where the lowest recorded at 5% for Austria followed closely by Germany and with Greece and Spain hovering at about 25%. During our researching we found that Youth unemployment usually ran from half again to around double the figures for population in total.

 

European Unemployment by Country for 2014 and 2015

European Unemployment by Country for 2014 and 2015

 

Another measure of the health of an economy is the debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a measurement where the lower the percentage the healthier the national economy. The percentages range from Sweden at 38% all the way to Greece at 157%. (see below) The one regularity which one has seen consistently was that Greece and Spain are at the end of the figures which are least desirable and Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian nations tend to be the most desirable positions which also explains why these nations rated amongst the happiest of nations in Europe. The main rational behind these numerous graphs and statistics was to generate the vast disparity between many of the European Union nations and to point out why the sharing of a singular currency, the Euro, places strains and limitations on the necessary monetary policies each individual nation has at their disposal as well as economic policy restrictions. For those at the disadvantaged end of the scales their not having their own adjustable currency means that they must make allowances in policies to the largest economic powers as they drive the European Union’s viability but while doing so they imperil the lesser economies.

 

Debt Expressed as % of GDP for European Nations

Debt Expressed as % of GDP for European Nations

 

The difficulties the European Union is facing goes beyond the individual national monetary and fiscal policies and the single currency enforcing economic policies of the strongest power nations upon the least national economies thus perpetuating their difficulty and in most cases condemning them to deficit spending and an ever rising debt load with little if any recourse. The financial difficulties are aggravated further by the bureaucracy in Brussels which continues to grow and demand more and more treasure be skimmed from the economy of the entirety of the European Union nations. This results in an ever more drastic effect upon the economically weaker nations sending their finances ever further into the red. The European Union regulation are simply one more drain on every economy throughout the European Union and once more the effect is disproportionally more dramatic on the weakest once again. When one observes the growth of the European Union Legislation and Legal Action Surge one starts to realize exactly where and why the European Union will eventually legislate itself out of existence.

 

Growth in European Union Legislation And Legal Action Surge 1973 to 2008

Growth in European Union Legislation
And Legal Action Surge 1973 to 2008

 

The vote next month will tell the story and will very likely be the last chance for the Western World to finally start to turn away from socialism and its guaranteed outcomes instead of simply providing a guaranteed equality of opportunity and a level playing field. Initially when the precursor of the European Union started, the European Common Market, it worked well as it basically created a low or no tariff zone within Europe for its member states. By the time it had grown and transited into the European Union it was already showing signs of becoming a super governance which was obviously heading to becoming the central power over the entirety of Europe. This was made all the worse by the fact that many of those in positions of influence and power were unelected individuals who need not report to any individual nation as they were employed to look out for the European Union and not babysit or hold the hand of any one country. From this humble beginning the European Union began to write large edicts. Many were about certain levels of pollutants one might put into the air, water or ground and also writing the procedures for handling and disposing of poisonous chemicals. Many of these regulations were quite important such as where to store spent nuclear fuel rods safely. The European Union also set standards for each nation on pollution control due to agreements entered into either by the nations or the European Union. Soon the European Union has become a super government which rules in a dictatorial manner with the individual European nations being incapable of altering their relations once a decision has come down from on high in Brussels.

 

This is part of what has galled many British voters and it is only the youth who have graduated within the past decade and probably left university knowing less than they went in but are now assured that they know everything and it will be their charge to come out and teach those out in the workforce what is the only approved manner of performing any work. They will expound regularly the complaints about income inequality and how it is not fair that older people receive higher salaries just because they have proven their ability, which, they will tell us, is a form of ageism except this particular time it is the youth at a disadvantage. Once the youth of today become a majority, be prepared for their instruction in college to come to the fore in our society and Capitalism will disappear and Socialism will become the new perfection of society and our national problems. They will address the income inequality by setting a maximum wage one will be permitted. Let us assume we have two people, one making 35,000 Euro per year and another making 250,000 Euro per year. Without even addressing how these two individuals came to be making such different amounts but will defer to the one making the higher wage and simple make the difference far less. Their newly adjusted salaries after the equality of worth standings are applied result in the first gentleman going from making 35,000 Euros per year to making 95,000 Euros per year and the gentleman who once made 250,000 Euros per year will now be making 135,000 Euros per year leaving the government with 55,000 Euros in redistribution fees. This will be the future when the youth get to make all the decisions across Europe and then slowly the rest of the Western World. Between an economy teetering on the point of exasperation and a flooding of refugees who are largely seeking the government relief and expecting the government to feed, clothe and house them and pay them salaries as they were told was their right upon arrival. The refugees seeking such as this will be the lesser of the problems as there are those who upon arrival disappeared into the woodwork and have yet to be found and it is these individuals who are most likely terrorists planted within the midst of the Europeans and the Americans and Western nations as ticking time bombs primed and ready to detonate at a moment’s notice.

 

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January 7, 2016

The World Has Chosen, Have You?

 

The European Union has decided to instruct and advise the member states that they have decided that Israeli residents in Judea and Samaria, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights must mark their goods as being unacceptable Jewish wares. There are many who see this, which some European Union Ministers have suggested in discussions, as simply anti-Semitic actions and only the first step towards a complete boycott of all Israeli goods (but not technology advances, medical discoveries, new medical procedures, new drugs, agricultural advances even those used to grow better and higher quality yields from grape vines and orchards which can only be tested largely in the ‘forbidden areas’ as that is where the majority of such crops are grown, and any other discovery which would prove to be highly productive and enhance life within Europe). The initial signs from Europe show some signs of promise and blowback as Czech Republic, Greece and Hungary have or are considering and assured of approving measures which would exempt them from this so totally obviously discriminant, criminally offensive and unparallelingly odious singling-out of Israel over all the other even more loathsome occupations such as China of Tibet which has included mass transfers of Tibetans from their lands and Chinese from their lands into Tibet in an attempt to destroy Tibetan culture and erase Tibetan history, the occupation of Western Sahara, by Morocco, areas occupied by Islamist extremists of Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Chad and beyond into central Africa and ignoring the European history and wars fought over occupations of Alsace-Lorraine alternately by France and Germany, the occupation of the Sudetenlands of Northern Czechoslovakia and the conflicts in the Balkans. This European Union blatant move grounded in old hatreds and spite done solely to damage the one and only Jewish State of Israel deciding disputed ownership where the Israeli claim is backed by over three-thousand years of Jewish/Israelite rule and two millennia of yearning and the forever cherished dream of next year in Jerusalem and close to five thousand years of Jews living as a majority or minimally plurality population in Jerusalem and then there is the greatest of all proofs that the land belongs to the Jewish People which Europeans refuse to even admit is a possibility. What is that? It is the proof that every single empire which held the Promised Lands was completely unable to force the land to yield crops or anything of worth unless they allowed the Jews to work the lands and they worked the Jews through burdensome taxes at usury levels. The land always gave forth when the Jews, the lands’ promised People, worked the lands, the Promised Lands for the chosen people, as each was promised for the other and made the perfect combination. The final proof that now, when energy has become almost as precious and needful and Israel is being singled out to the extent they must rely solely on themselves, are there huge finds of natural gas just offshore from Tel Aviv and Haifa and oil finds in the northeastern Negev and possible finds near the Golan Heights (inside Green Line which the EU finds so defining) such that Israel will not be left wanting. The European Union would want you to believe that the Old City of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, Shechem where the Tabernacle was first built, Hevron where the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of Judaism are buried, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah in the Cave of Machpelah (Hebrew: מערת המכפלה); also known as the Cave of the Patriarchs, Joseph’s Tomb (Hebrew: קבר יוסף‎) just outside of Shechem and Rachel’s Tomb (Hebrew: קבר רחל‎) just outside Bethlehem have absolutely no record of being Jewish or Israelite whatsoever. My guess is when they became secular leftists their knowledge of the Bible vacated their brains along with almost all scientific and mathematic knowledge, especially the discipline of use of logic.

 

How much more proof is needed? Well, if you’re a Minister in the European Union Parliament your answer was likely there could never be sufficient proof. But just in case, allow us to also give some legal arguments which would be presentable and valid in any International Court worthy of such a title. The British can start with their initial promise of the Balfour Declaration which is a very important document with exact wording. Then there came the San Remo Conference attended by Great Britain, France, Italy, and Japan with the United States as a neutral observer, was held in San Remo, Italy, in April 1920 where the Balfour Declaration was formally recognized and codified into the British Mandate which led to the relegating of the lands west of the Jordan River for the Jewish State which became Israel and the lands east of the Jordan River, the majority of the lands (78%), reserved for an Arab State which became Transjordan and later renamed simply Jordan. The First Conference of London of February 1920 and the San Remo Resolution adopted on 25 April 1920 incorporated the Balfour Declaration of 1917 along with Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations which were used as the basic documents upon which the British Mandate for Palestine was constructed.

 

 

Balfour Declaration and Initial Proposed Map and Lands

Balfour Declaration and
Initial Proposed Map and Lands

 

 

The San Remo Conference was accepted and incorporated into the Treaty which also abolished the Ottoman Empire, obliging Turkey to renounce all rights over Arab Asia and North Africa. Treaty of Sèvres was replaced in 1923 by the Treaty of Lausanne, which voided previous Allied demands for Kurdish autonomy and Armenian independence but did otherwise recognize Turkey’s current boundaries and had no other effects on the Treaty of Sèvres and thus the San Remo Conference Mandates remained as originally laid out. This all leads to the most recent legal and binding act when five months after the cessation of hostilities, at least in the Middle East as we are willing to bet a fair amount of hostilities ensued at Turtle Bay in New York City as the Security Council of the United Nations hammered out the precise wording of UNSC Res 242 which, contrary to the brilliant minds in the European Union could see, does not require that Israel return all Lands, the Lands or anything beyond just Lands. Israel more than met expectations when she returned all of the Sinai Peninsula and even offered Gaza which Egypt thought would be a better headache for Israel than for Egypt though currently it is rather difficult to tell. Thus far all the individuals leaving Gaza that have died either from bomb belts exploding or targeted fun fire have all been armed in some manner while this past week the Egyptians repeatedly shot while dead and alive and nude man who was mentally unstable to say the least crossing from Hamas into Egypt wading across in the Mediterranean. We decided not to include the video from an Arabic news station but a video exists for those who wish to bother looking for it. Israel even offered to return Judea and Samaria to Jordan but Jordan refused when they and Israel made their peace agreement. Further, as far as the need for another Arab state called Palestine, why did the Arab League not accept the United Nations offer in UN General Assembly Res 181 from November 29, 1947 and establish it then or even have established such a state for the nineteen years when Jordan occupied the very lands they demand today. Why is it only necessary to make this additional Arab state only because the Jews, Israel, now had repossessed the lands that are Israeli under international law and only were held by Jordan as an occupying power and nobody said a peep when the Jordanians forced the Jews living in the areas they occupied to vacate their lands and homes which were then given to Arabs by the Jordanians, now that is a crime according to international laws but as they were Jews it did not register? It was exactly like the founding of Israel and the ensuing process across the Arab and Muslim world to chase almost a million Jews from their ancestral homes in these lands where many had resided since the Roman dispersal with most ending up in Israel but never in a refugee camp left to languish for decade upon decade as have the Palestinian Arabs. There are Arab Palestinian refugee camps outside Gaza City and near Nablus and throughout Gaza and the west Bank but their own fellow Arab Palestinians refuse to receive them and allow them a normal life because they are a weapon against the Jews and Israel. Enough with the double standards and look it up and it is plain as we explained above, Israel liberated the lands west of the Jordan River, not occupied them. That truth alone negates all Arab Palestinian claims to the lands. They are welcome to reside peacefully on the lands and practice their religion as long as doing so does not include murdering Israelis at every opportunity, as that will never be tolerated as Jews will not die needlessly because somebody claims the Jews stole their land. If the Jews stole their land then what in all that are holy is their houses and farm lands if not that their lands have not been stolen as the Jordanians stole Jewish land in 1948-9. If there are Palestinians who really desire their own land in a nice airconditioned community may we make a suggestion? Just go on the Haj next year and make sure to arrive in time to claim sufficient accommodations at the location pictured below, it is Arab land, airconditioned accommodations and the electricity is free, that’s even better than they have now as there is not any kleptomaniacs pretending to be elected officials governing the area and stealing well over half of the billions upon billions if not trillions of dollars and euros coming from Europe and the United States and United Nations. The neighborhood is almost perfect as each resident has identical residences et. al.

 

 

one hundred thousand airconditioned tents Saudi Arabia to accommodate pilgrims on Hajj each has kitchen bathroom fireproof and never intended for refugees

 

As may be obvious by now, there exists sufficient evidence stemming from the Treaty of Sèvres which was signed by the ruling entity from the defeated Ottoman Empire and from subsequent agreements with the Arab League from between the end of World War I on through the roaring twenties (the 1920’s for those too young to have been told) all of which respected the Mandate system which included the French, British, Italian and briefly Russian Mandates which included the recognition that a Jewish State was part of the framework. If the Arabs chose to believe the British that they could and would prevent the founding of a Jewish State just as the Jews believed the British when they promised they would guarantee on the Crown of the British Empire that all lands west of the Jordan River would remain sacrosanct for all time, then we both have learned a new useless lesson. The evidence for the Jewish State, call it Israel or Eretz Yisroel; either way it is the homeland of the Jewish People and as Israel has proven by bringing home some of the lost tribes such as the Menashe from India and the Ethiopian Jews and others as they have been located, it truly is the homeland for all the Jews who desire to make it so. With the troubles in so much of the world and the increasing anti-Semitism, both on a person to person level and on a national level where national parties and politicians and even nations have chosen to be against Israel and to make of Yerushalayim a burdensome stone and in the end they will back themselves to pieces against that rock as it is a rock that will not crack nor will it move or give in any way.

 

That leads us back to the presumed theme of the article. The evidence is indisputable unless one adopts willful blindness and simply refuses to see all that can be placed before their eyes. There will always be those who will reject the idea of a Jewish state because to them the Jews must be a people without a land living at the mercy of others, often the mercy of the very people who would deny the Jews their own state. These people have based their entire religious beliefs, national relevance and history, based something so vital that they choose to deny the Jews the rights they would petition governments, demonstrate before world bodies and move Heaven and Earth to make a land for others, just not the Jews. The entire Arab Palestine movement with their chant of “From the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea Palestine must be free,” is a display of their desire to replace the Jewish State of Israel with another Arab state as it is all about destroying the Jewish State and not about the future fortunes of the Arab Palestinians. The leadership of the Palestinian Arabs know full well that should they be granted complete independence instead of their current semiautonomous governance where they would have election every four or five years if only Mahmoud Abbas would allow elections as it has been Abbas and his band of merry kleptomaniacs who have refused every offer even after making demands known once to President Bill Clinton and then had to flee in a panic as Israeli Prime Minister Olmert accepted the terms as relayed by President Clinton from Yasser Arafat. In the end the Jews will be the final arbiters of their fate and as such it is required that they retain the majority of Judea and Samaria and should retain all of the lands under their dominion. This would never mean that a single Arab would lose his or her land, home, business unless Israel were to offer each a stipend and generous compensatory buy-out program where Arabs and other minorities who would choose to move and start a new life elsewhere would receive in addition to the above another severance from the lands of Israel bonus with additional payout for each member of their household who desires to join them on their travel to a new land with the only stipulation than they never return to reside in Israel permanently and renouncing any claim to citizenship from Israel. Other than such as long as they and their family remain free of terror activities their life could improve and grow along with every other resident of Israel, but for such to start there need be three things. First is the rejection of the Palestinian Authority, Fatah Party, Palestinian Liberation Organization, or any other terror or nationalist movement which intends to replace or divide the lands making a new land within the Israeli border. Second would be deciding if they would prefer to go through a multi-step procedure to gain full Israeli citizenship or remain as an alien resident still under Israeli law but not eligible to vote but free to pursue other national citizenship. Third accept that any terrorist act carried out by anybody residing in your household with or without your knowledge could and likely would result in the expulsion of your entire family with a nominal stipend and buy-out of your property with forfeiture of any right to return within Israeli borders even to visit without first attaining a special waver from the government of Israel.

 

What is sad is that any nation would need to resort to such lengths in order to protect its residents and that any nations would condemn a nation for protecting their right as a nation to exist and to do so free from saboteurs and terrorists and taking the necessary safeguards to keep their people safe. The question people need to answer for themselves and not for Israel or for the Jews but for themselves is whether they will deny Jews the right to have a homeland just as do the Chinese, Japanese, French, British, Russians and twenty plus nations if you are an Arab. What is ridiculous at the highest magnitude is that a people of a faith which is one of if not the oldest religion still practiced under the same laws as they first established in the Torah and having finally returned to their homeland from antiquity before history, modern history, who had faced a dispersion at the hands of the Roman empire which was their method of destroying a peoples and was the fate of the Carthaginians who if not for Hannibal and the crossing of the Alps and great battles and wars with Rome which recorded these battles to recount their glorious exploits but other than in a history book, have you ever met a Carthaginian? The Jews survived the most drastic of punishments and banishments any people could suffer and are the only ones to remain a people and all because of one thing, Torah and its laws and traditions. It also helped that the Jews had almost three-thousand years as a people in the Middle East and the kind of identity that simply refused to die. So, will you choose to be with a people who have already defied history and proven there are miracles and Hashem does still live and has a vested interest in the actions of humankind and done so with a quiet modesty of those whose faith is stronger than all the forces which have risen against them only to perish after their short but boisterous rampage or with the much louder trumpets which will fall silent after their cacophonous fury lasts but a fleeting moment when compared to the history of the Jews. The Czech Republic, Greece and Hungary are choosing to side with Israel against the European Union, where will you decide to fall as this time once again the world gets to choose their fate before the furies of perdition come to claim their victims, those who chose poorly?

 

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