Beyond the Cusp

April 29, 2015

Netanyahu May Have Finally Decided on Government

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None of us are ever likely to be on the inside and be privileged, or should I say cursed, to know exactly what outside pressures Prime Minister Netanyahu has had to face while deciding what kind of government to form. To most of us it appeared so simple, gather over sixty seats with right leaning to far right wing parties and include a minimal number of parties who might go weak under pressure. That is the sad part, that if Israel chooses the governance best for her that we are assured that the world will come down on us heavy and hard demanding that we bend this way and that until we make a Philadelphia pretzel look like a piece of straight bread. But it is easy to suspect that things were somewhat different this time as one of the few friends Israel has depended upon has turned into her greatest threat in far too many ways. We can all assume that President Obama made it very clear that if Prime Minister Netanyahu went ahead and formed that sixty-one or sixty-seven or whatever number right-leaning government that he would face an adversarial Washington which would not guarantee support in all the usual places. We all know what that threat means and what usual place that President Obama references, the United Nations Security Council. What is left out of that formula is that thus far the United States has not faced the need to exercise their veto purely to protect Israel as the usual Arab state demands either never reached the Security Council or failed to attain the necessary nine votes in favor despite their belief that had it in spades when they presented their petition. We heard some of the caterwauling over the past week if we listened to the wind which carried with it demands that Netanyahu make a demonstrative demonstration of his dedications and whole-hearted support for the two state solution which the Europeans and President Obama and company hold so dear. What may have escaped us was the real meaning of those threats and demands emanating from Secretary of State Kerry, Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, State Department spokespersons such as Jennifer Psaki, and President Obama who may have even pressured Netanyahu directly in a personal phone call made necessary due to the reason that it is within weeks, months, years, centuries or millennia to the Iran Agreement, Israeli elections, solar eclipse, arrival of Halley’s Comet or convergence of the planets with the center of the galaxy so President Obama must not appear to permit any public meetings between he and Bibi though he can call and berate him endlessly to toe the line and support the two-state-solution. All this pressure was around one single, but likely unspoken demand, as speaking its name would be uncomely, though why that might matter now is beyond me. That demand was for Prime Minister Netanyahu form a broad coalition and a unity government with Yitzhak Herzog and Tzipi Livni and reward these coequal partners with top cabinet spots such as Justice for Livni as she was so effective in carrying out the Obama principles in the last government, and Herzog to get Foreign Minister and their other highest members to get the Defense Minister and be granted complete control over any building to be approved for Jerusalem or Judea and Samaria. The people placed in that last position need only have one requirement, the ability to say ‘לא’ or ‘no’ in English. This was the real reason Prime Minister Netanyahu kept vacillating and putting off the natural right leaning parties and particularly Jewish Home as I can guarantee you that Naftali Bennett’s name figured prominently in President Obama’s demands for people he refused to find comfort should they be included in any coalition.

 

Even by American standards the interference by President Obama and his Administration in Israeli politics, at levels even exceeds those of President Clinton or anybody before him. The interference by providing election assistance had been done previously most notably by President Clinton and Democrat Party assistance for the Labor Party in Israel has gotten to the point I’m waiting for them to have joint conventions in the future, especially if an Israeli election can be scheduled to fit in relative close proximity to an American elections cycle, preferably a Presidential election. I can see it now, the newly nominated Democrat President with the newly chosen Vice Presidential candidate to his right and the selected Labor Party leader on his left with all three with their hands held together raised in a sign of might and unity of purpose. Why not, is that any sillier than an election group in Israel using the slogan ‘Change the Government’ and ‘Anybody but Bibi’? The only thing they were missing was the Hope for the Future so that could be abbreviated and they would have the proven formula, ‘Hope and Change’. Some slogans are too good to let die. First President Obama launched the campaign to unseat Bibi and the Israelis chose Netanyahu despite being informed what was good for them if they understood what the President of the United States demanded of them. Apparently President Obama missed the parts in the Bible when he learned all about Christianity from the Pastor Reverend Wright whose sermons he never heard, probably had snuck out for a smoke break and missed every last sermon, but he missed the part where the Jewish people were defined by their greatest of leaders, Moses, as well as the all-powerful One when they would discuss the difficulties and presented the main excuse that these were a stiff necked and stubborn people. If Moses and the L0rd found the Jews at their most timid to be frustratingly stubborn and stiff-necked, what did they expect of us today? Demand we vote as instructed by our what? Betters, was that the word? No, I don’t think so, we have our own ideas and will decide what is best for us and not somebody who had appeared all too ready to throw us under the bus for any reason and especially if it would grant him a second Nobel Peace Prize, as that is the only thing President Obama sees Israel as being good for, permitting herself to be splayed out before her enemies and lain low for easy conquest just so before the Middle East explodes into a thousand shards as everything is broken being cut by the jagged and sharp edges of the stone known as Jerusalem and the people who hold her as their only capital city for the last three thousand years and then some. The lesson President Obama missed was on Zechariah 12:2-3 where it is said, “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” What might this have told President Obama about trying to influence the Israelis through word or threat? Oh, most likely that we as a people have been threatened by the worst and the best of them and somehow we always seemed to find our own path and walked merrily listening to our own drummer and dancing to our own beat come what consequences may come.

 

Apparently Bibi has finally chosen to fear the threats of the people of Israel above the threats from the ditherer in Washington who has grown so infatuated with his own voice that he still believes it can move mountains and control the minds of the weak and weary. For far too long the leadership of Israel has been too weary and acted too weak when facing this menace when the best route was to stand firm and let it rip and give as good as you got. The funny thing is despite the demands and pressures; President Obama only respects one thing, strength. As a community organizer he knows how to argue from a position of strength which has always meant his position when it was backed by a group ready to fight for what they desired. President Obama, as an effective community organizer would only take on the causes for which he had a ready and willing populace group which he could call out to do whatever was required to gain those demands which had been presented in their name. This is what was behind his threat that he “has a pen and a phone and knows how to use both.” The pen was the obvious reference to Executive Orders and the phone was presumably connected to a group in the society which he knew supported everything he does and would gladly show up wherever needed and provide the agitation required to put the correct measure of force behind the cause, whatever that cause might be. The pen does not work in Israel and who could President Obama call out to protest beyond those who are already out there protesting, thus his two biggest weapons are nullified. That leaves the only single threat which might appear to hold water and be a meaningful threat, the threat to no longer protect Israel before resolutions brought before the Security Council, so exactly how vulnerable and what are the probabilities and realities about the threat itself?

 

The first thing we must ascertain is exactly how far might President Obama go in leaving Israel vulnerable to United Nations whims and fancies? Whatever is going to happen in the General Assembly is going to happen and usually against Israel and there is little anybody is willing or even could do even if willing, that is a dead zone for Israel. Then there is the Human Rights Commission which as part of its own laws and procedures is required to denounce Israel at the start of every session whether there is anything Israel related even to review, it does not matter as the bylaws require the denunciation of Israel before the session is permitted to continue. To point out that the Human Rights Commission is probably the only place outside of UNRWA where Israel is held in such unpopular esteem, makes it another lost cause. The rest of the commissions, agencies and organizations attached or circulating the United Nations all have their preconceived levels of disdain for Israel and her people and the reverse is surprisingly not necessarily a given, most Israelis have little care about the numerous appendages of the United Nations. So, thus far the threat by the United States President to stop support for Israel has absolutely no effective change as these areas are already universally against Israel by a large majority. That leaves the Security Council which is the one place where the veto power of the United States matters just as do the veto powers of Great Britain, France, Russia and China. So, it is possible that Israel might find another benefactor to provide the veto coverage needed. But would that be necessary? It would if Israel was concerned with everything the Security Council produced. There are basically three classes of resolution which the Security Council can issue, the Chapter Seven binding resolutions, the Chapter Six nonbinding resolutions and referential resolution which carry advisory weight and will likely receive more weight once should the General Assembly also validate it but still it would not be binding. The nonbinding resolutions passed by the Security Council are still heavy weight resolution and often carry the threat of being voted on again as a Chapter Seven binding resolution, and that brings us to the crux of the matter, Chapter Seven Resolutions. We have to face it that even if the President instructs Ambassador Samantha Power not to veto everything else, Israel will survive even if we may suffer a slight rash. But would President Obama instruct Ambassador Power to not veto a Chapter Seven binding resolution? Such a move allowing such a resolution to take effect requiring Israel to comply or face potential military force from the United Nations, and do not weigh such lightly as it was just one such Chapter Seven resolution which led to the Korean War, would President Obama, the Ditherer in Chief, actually deploy United States military personnel against Israel in order to back a Chapter Seven edict? To quote President Obama, “I was elected to end wars, not to start them.” It is our contention that the threat of not protecting Israel from every vote in the United Nations Security Council will only apply to Chapter Six nonbinding resolutions and not Chapter Seven where the United States veto would be utilized as it would not be prudent to set up a situation where United States military would enter into a shooting war against Israel. So, once again we see that President Obama has made a threat which costs him nothing and in the instance where his words would also require action by the President and the armed services, then the likelihood is that he will crumble before the pressures. Yes, Bibi made the correct choice to call the President’s bluff and listen to the Israeli people and forge a right leaning coalition. Now let us hope that Prime Minister Netanyahu can muster the stomach for some real pushback and he can start actually building and not pretending to support additional residences in Judea and Samaria. Also, start every cabinet meeting with a reading of the San Remo Conference Treaty as it is fairly short and Israel needs to get the reality of how much land we have surrendered which the Sinai Peninsula was a coequal part compared with Jordan which was built on lands set aside for the State of the Jews. Below is a copy of the San Remo Conference Agreement. Read it and remember it as it is a great place to start in communicating to every corner of the world who claim that Israel and the land promised to the Jewish People after World War I which had nothing to do with the Holocaust which had yet to occur and had everything to do with reinstating the Jewish People in their homelands. The restitution of the Jewish homelands was seen as a good and necessary step to start to make amends for the evils perpetrated against the Jews throughout the world and it was reasoned that restoring them to their Biblical Lands would make a great start. Let us press for this start to be made good and end the perfidy perpetrated today by the same governments under presumably more civilized leadership than in all of history yet they will require great amounts of jolts from the past, a retelling of the worlds they themselves transcribed at San Remo and made a solemn oath which must be attended to before the past no longer has meaning as history is no longer a vestige within the curricula where history has been replaced with lessons in proper acceptance of the new tolerance and acceptance which has little time or regard for promises past. Those who care not for the past will soon find themselves in the midst of it as it has a way of sneaking up on us with great stealth followed by a roar as it swallows the present whole immersing all in the retelling of tales of history ignored.

 

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San Remo Conference Agreement


It was agreed –
(a) To accept the terms of the Mandates Article as given below with reference to Palestine, on the understanding that there was inserted in the proces-verbal an undertaking by the Mandatory Power that this would not involve the surrender of the rights hitherto enjoyed by the non-Jewish communities in Palestine; this undertaking not to refer to the question of the religious protectorate of France, which had been settled earlier in the previous afternoon by the undertaking given by the French Government that they recognized this protectorate as being at an end.
(b) That the terms of the Mandates Article should be as follows:
The High Contracting Parties agree that Syria and Mesopotamia shall, in accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 22, Part I (Covenant of the League of Nations), be provisionally recognized as independent States, subject to the rendering of administrative advice and assistance by a mandatory until such time as they are able to stand alone. The boundaries of the said States will be determined, and the selection of the Mandatories made, by the Principal Allied Powers.
The High Contracting Parties agree to entrust, by application of the provisions of Article 22, the administration of Palestine, within such boundaries as may be determined by the Principal Allied Powers, to a Mandatory, to be selected by the said Powers. The Mandatory will be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 8, 1917, by the British Government, and adopted by the other Allied Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

March 25, 2015

Unfortunately Their Scorn Still Hurts Deeply Within

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One thing which I always held dearly within my deepest thought was my ability to see the conflicts and other concerns which I had believed were being debated within Israel with an eye which could only be found in some Sabras, native Israelis from birth, and not with a Western eye, in my case an American eye. During my teens I read some editorials about Rabbi Meir Kahane and then found some materials written by the Rabbi and about the Jewish Defense League he had founded which stood for defending Israel by any means necessary. Rabbi Meir Kahane warned of a future Israel where terror and violence would become commonplace against the Jews leading to terror wars and wars with her neighbors with genocidal intents. Much to the consternation of my parents I took a great interest and made a grave misjudgment and brought up some of Rabbi Kahane’s views and was roundly reprimanded and demanded that I promise never to mention him ever again in the presence of my parents, their friends or any of the children of their friends, which in the 1960s meant not speaking of him to any of my friends, especially the Jewish friends from the neighborhood or from our synagogue. This did not prevent my reading about Rabbi Kahane and marveling at his views and depth of knowledge of Jewish Law, Torah, Bible and other writings of which I had little exposure. Perhaps should my retirement last a sufficient length with my mind intact I will be fortunate enough to remedy that problem with a patient teacher, a very patient teacher. With this bit of background it is probably not much of a challenge to believe that I was mostly shunned in almost every congregation I had belonged to in the United States and have been pleasantly thrilled with the strength and breadth of strongly Zionist Jews which I have met since making Aliyah. Perhaps this is because I chose to live in what is referred to as the periphery and nowhere near, well, as not near or far as Israel permits, from Tel Aviv and the central core which many like to believe is all of Israel. But even here where I am largely amongst people who share my all-encompassing love of Israel and firm desire to live around and be able to regularly, when the call drives me, visit any of the historic sites from Biblical times and other historic periods of Hebrew, Judean, and Israelite histories at my leisure I find the media, with a few wonderful and often brilliant exceptions, are just as condescending before the leftist views existing in Europe and around the western world.

 

I still feel the pangs and the disbelief and confusion when encountering news articles from the Diaspora, and especially the United States news and editorials, where the Jews reject Zionist views and question the electoral decisions, the government’s positions and anything, especially if it disagrees with their socialist, progressive world views, leaves and irreparable rift between the two societies. The most hurtful views come from those who want Israel to surrender to the whims of her enemies simply so the Jews in Europe, the United States and throughout the remainder of the western world cannot be pressed by their leftist friends and associates to explain and standup for Israeli government and Prime Minister’s opinions and political views. Probably the worst are the Jewish media personalities and especially news reporters and editorialists who write articles critical of Israel and insisting that Israel bow before her betters from around the world, also known as her critics, and demand that Israel meet the most anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic demands from the Arab and Muslim world, the European Union, the United Nations and especially the demands from the most antagonistic of all present political leaders on the face of the Earth, President Obama. Before anyone jumps to demand I retract that last presumed slur, let me save you the effort and wasted time, President Obama has shown a distaste for Israel and has been attempting to force Israel to kowtow to President Obama’s preconceived notions that it should be brought low before the Arab and Muslim worlds and especially before Iran and any other Islamist supremacist entity which stands against Israel. President Obama would order that all bombing of ISIS be restricted to the fronts against Bashir al-Assad and Iraq should ISIS ever turn their savagery towards Jordan as be allowing ISIS to occupy Jordan it would then be a short jump to engage Israeli forces and potentially have some modicum of success if left to do their worst. Should such a confrontation ever come to fruition it could be expected that President Obama would once again order that the State Department in conjunction with the Department of Transportation restrict all United States air traffic into or out of Israeli air space and the cancellation of all flights in and out of Ben Gurion International Airport for the duration of the conflict and possibly once again place an intermediary step requiring the State Department sign off on any rearmaments being designated for Israel thus preventing the direct resupply of the Israeli Defense Force directly by the Pentagon as has been the routine and necessary method by agreement. These were the acts which President Obama instigated during this past summer during Operation Protective Edge which was noticed and will long be remembered by many Israelis as such a situation existing in a longer and more difficult operation could prove costly in lives, something taken very seriously as amongst the majority of Israeli Jews, we view each other as family, close family as the thousands who showed up recently for the burial of the seven Jewish siblings who were killed in a horrific and devastating house fire in Brooklyn this past weekend and were buried here in Israel. The same was more often the case for the burial of the soldiers who gave their lives in the operations unless the families requested otherwise though often many would visit the graves the next day of their own volition in order to pay their respects and say good-bye and gain closure as they felt as if their own family member was laid to rest. It is a feeling which is very difficult to describe until one experiences such closeness and interconnectedness.

 

I have written about the recent unnecessary protestations and inane absurdity which has defined the actions of President Obama during his Presidency and particularly since the Israeli elections and falls short of describing the disproportionate, to use a word often utilized against Israel, exaggerations made by President Obama which have not only continued day after day but are apparently gaining in their impetus with ramifications and ever growing chastened retributions levied against the entirety of Israel for the audacity of electing the candidate which President Obama and the Europeans had invested so much effort, funding, manpower, organization and leadership to defeat in favor of what were expected to be more pliable and easily managed leadership. I would apologize except I so strongly resent the use of NGOs, a State Department indirectly funded group by the name of V15 or V2015 and funded via another group name OneVoice which had received $350,000 at the least from the State Department right before the elections were officially announced but will within the time period where the coming elections had become obvious even to the most casual of observers, and was further financed either directly, through other NGOs or through OneVoice by tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars and euros by Europeans, Americans, and even European governments many of which were from the Scandinavian areas. Had Israel ever interfered with a European’s or United States’ elections even to one-millionth of the amount that was put into defeating the reelection of Benyamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister there would have been a declared state of war and very possibly charges brought against Israel before the United Nations or one of the courts set up by the United Nations for bringing such nations interfering to such a degree to trail for their criminal efforts.

 

Now that the Israeli public had the overbearing chutzpah and pugnacious defiance to actually still vote for the Likud Party and other right wing, Zionist, nationalist, and religious parties such that Netanyahu would be returned to the office of Prime Minister, then Israel must be brought low and dragged through the grinder thus being torn asunder until the Israeli public rises up and demands Netanyahu’s head on a poll and new elections where this time the Israeli electorate will follow the instructive efforts of their betters electing empty shells who can be directed from New York and the United Nations, Washington D.C. and by President Obama and finally Brussels and the European Union as well as whatever input the remaining European governments decide they would demand and then wait for instructions from now and forever before ever casting a vote again. Perhaps the misunderstanding actually was unavoidable as the leaders of the western world are no longer all that familiar, for the most part, with the writings of Torah, the first five books of the Bible, the Old Testament I believe the Christians as do others refer to it, particularly in Exodus where it is repeated regularly noting that our ancestors were a stiff-necked and stubborn people that even the L0rd our G0d had difficulties gaining our ancestors’ attention and keeping them on the straight and narrow. This trait was so deeply ingrained in our ancestral personas that when Moses was a mere few hours late in returning after what he had promised would only take forty days and already evening was approaching and the start of the forty-first day that our misguided, obstinate and back-sliding instigators demanded an idol, a golden calf, and you want us to remember your distress with a certain leader which has caused you some difficult moments, sorry, we do not bend that easily even if it would be for our betterment.

 

Now there are many leftist Jewish columnists, editorialists and talk show hosts who have taken very stridently to calling for sanctions to be levelled against Israel and denoting their support to back President Obama in any punishment he determines is appropriate. Already we have witnessed the first strike against Israel with the claim that Israel has been spying on the Paris P5+1 negotiations with Iran and using any information gleaned through such spying to inform the United States Congress of what is occurring in the talks such that the Congress can attack President Obama and his, outside those Israeli reports, brilliant maneuvering and holding the line against the Iranian nuclear program and thus Israel is interfering in the governance of the United States just as deeply and just as furtively as the efforts to unseat Netanyahu were this making the two sides equal except the Israeli crime was more serious thus they still need further punishment. Of course it never does enter the United States mind that just as the British have been known to keep the Saudi Royals updated on the negotiations that the French might also be informing the Israelis and potentially the other members of the P5+1 might be talking to the Egyptians and others who might have an interest in the particulars and the likelihood that Iran will be left a mere hop, skip and a jump from attaining deliverable nuclear weapons and assembling an arsenal of deliverable nuclear weapons and the ballistic and intercontinental ballistic missiles with such warheads. In President Obama’s mind the culprit must be Israel as Israel with Prime Minister Netanyahu has been the bane of President Obama’s existence and the perceived source of all perversities foiling President Obama’s brilliant designs for the future world he desires to mold. What has been the central problem that many Israelis have had with President Obama has been his desire to remake the world without there being an Israel as a Jew state replaced by an Arab state called Palestine which will necessarily be free of any Jews. Where the Jews are supposed to go has not been considered. Perhaps President Obama believes as did former White House correspondent Helen Thomas who suggested when being asked for her opinion of Israel, “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.” She continued referring to the Arab Palestinians stating, “Remember, these people are occupied. And it’s their land.” She concluded insisting the Jews should “go home” to Poland, Germany and America. The video is below.

What neither Helen Thomas or the others who share her belief which some claim includes President Obama is where do the nearly one million Jews and their descendants who were exiled or threatened and faced violence chasing them from their homes where many of the families had resided for over a thousand years within the Arab and Muslim worlds where the vast majority lost nearly everything from their monies in bank accounts, homes, businesses, stocks, bonds and family records including art collections and everything within their homes ending up in Israel starting from scratch, many glad to just be alive. Will the world now demand that these Arab and Muslim nations including Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Egypt and others now take their Jewish refugees who were welcomed and incorporated into Israeli society and would now once again be thrown out of their homes and facing having absolutely no nation willing to receive these Jews, where do such Jews turn? Would President Obama be willing to take in the just over six million Israeli Jews and give them land and homes in the United States in order to guarantee their safety once their homeland of Israel becomes untenable with the entirety coming within range of rockets fired from the Judean highlands overlooking the heavily populated center of Israel. Once the Jews have been forced from the center, that leaves the most southern parts of the Negev and the very north of the Galilee which Hezballah has promised to take at will should they ever desire to do so. Where are the Jews of Europe supposed to find refuge within the next decade as their continued residences in Europe become untenable? Will the United States then be the succor that cares for the entirety of world Jewry? How long would the United States continue to provide such safe haven for the entirety of the Jewish People? The signs of anti-Semitism have already begun to show their ramping up with bared teeth and clenched fists. Some estimate that the United States will have largely become unsafe for Jews to practice their religion as such would identify them and leave them targeted as unwanted and a danger to the societal health and general welfare. President Obama has once again made mention of his challenge for Israel to unilaterally pull back completely within the pre Six Day War, 1949 Armistice Lines, the Green Line, and then wait for the Palestinian Authority which presumably represents the Arabs in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) to then feel that Israel is ready to make a deal and they will come willingly to negotiate the final treaty. Did President Obama really think this might work and result in the Arabs thanking the Jews and recognizing Israel as the Jewish State when every week, every day, perhaps hourly somebody representing the Arab Palestinians, Muslim Brotherhood in all its forms, Iranian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian or somewhere in the Arab or Muslim world, maybe every minute or second there is a call to kill the Jews, death to Israel or something quite similar. The Hamas, Hezballah, Fatah and other charters all call for removing the Jews from every inch of Muslim lands and some go further demanding the death of Jews wherever they be found but President Obama demands that the Jews leave their safety and future up to Islamic generosity which will flow like milk and honey if only Israel gives Mahmoud Abbas the small patch of land he desires of Judea and Samaria with East Jerusalem as their capital and peace will blossom and Jews and Arab Muslims will pray together on the Temple Mount and sing Kumbaya together. There will not be a steel rain falling on Tel Aviv and the surrounding metropolises bringing down skyscrapers and numerous other buildings murdering hundreds of thousands before they can escape to the periphery until Hamas strikes out of Gaza, Hezballah sweeps in from Lebanon and the Golan Heights and the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS launch their assault from the Sinai, that will be the dance we would witness, well, for a short period unless a major miracle swept down from on high in Heaven. No thank you President Obama, we will see to our own problems and find our own solutions and leave the real problems such as ISIS and the rest of the terrorists including those answering to Tehran, you know, the terror masters who will have, if they do not already, nuclear weapons and the guided missiles on which to place them and send them to any point on Earth, yes, that will surely end well for all, won’t it. We elected our leader and he is perfectly capable of running things here as we desire and as you dislike working around Prime Minister Netanyahu, allow us to suffer his rule and the troubles and solutions which come with our elected choice. You just make speeches and leave the rest to those who have a grasp on reality, thank you.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

March 16, 2015

Israel Elections are Upon Us Tomorrow

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Now it is weeks, though it seems like years, since the government was dissolved and it is March 16, 2015, the day before elections. When these elections were called by then Prime Minister Netanyahu and the right wing Likud and Jewish Home voting with the opposition to dissolve the Knesset, the going media commentary reported the coming floodgates being opened and the guarantee that Likud and a coalition of purely right wing parties would win well over the necessary sixty-one mandates and not need to include what had proved to be the troublesome egoistic parties of Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua (The Party) or Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid (There is a Future) in the coalition. This was presumed to permit the formed right wing, nationalist and Zionist coalition free of the attempts to form a coalition cutting out Likud, Jewish Home and including Labor and other parties finding a coalition to assume power without any elections, an unprecedented virtual coup by Lapid and possibly Livni. The tenor of the campaigns has revealed the designs on power and the Prime Minister’s seat by Livni and Lapid have been thoroughly revealed beyond any doubt. Tzipi Livni forged a coalition with Labor in order to guarantee her Hatnua Party inclusion in the next government despite it polling beneath threshold and has even finagled to share the Prime Ministership with Yitzhak Hertzog despite not having the backing from the public warranting her attaining such an importance while Lapid made some commentary that should he garner the support he dreams his Yesh Atid Party will garner then he had already figured how he could form a coalition as well placing him in the Prime Minister’s chair. The biggest change since the new elections were called has been the media’s slanted coverage and misrepresenting positions and using questionable polling have potentially drawn the results of the election into question and currently the leftist media have placed the Labor Hatnua misnamed “Zionist Camp” as having a comfortable lead and claiming that Likud and Netanyahu are sinking and soon to be thrown from power. The truth be told, the future of Israel will rest on the next government coalition’s ability to hold the line and resist the growing pressures and demands from United States President Obama and his administration’s attempts to require Israel to return to the pre-Six Day War lines leaving half of Jerusalem and all of Gaza, Judea and Samaria presumably under the rule of the unity Fatah-Hamas-Islamic Jihad governance. Such would place virtually all Jewish holy sites beyond Israeli borders and thus not only beyond the reach of any Jew to visit but also likely to be just as destroyed and razed as if these holy sites were surrendered to ISIS. But the real question is what exactly are the Israeli elections being held tomorrow actually addressing beyond who becomes Prime Minister and who would make the best Prime Minister from those who actually might have sufficient mandates to form a coalition, Tzipi Livni/Yitzhak Hertzog power sharing of two years each, Benyamin Netanyahu, Yair Lapid, the leaders of what is referred to as the Arab Block or Naftali Bennett?

 

Before anything can be considered, we need to define the greatest challenge which the new incoming Prime Minister will face once a coalition has been formed. Oddly enough the greatest challenges the next Prime Minister will face will not come out of Europe, from the Unity Government of Fatah/Hamas/Islamic Jihad, from the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, nor from the United Nations. The challenge will come from what many, including many who desire to be the next Prime Minister, believe to be the closest of Israeli allies, the United States. The good news is that the threat coming from the United States does not have universal acceptance as the Congress remains strongly allied and friendly and supportive of Israel though a few too many actually still believe in the two state solution and the Oslo Accords, nor does the threat come from the majority of Americans where Israel still received support by over a ratio of two to one and still approaching three to one. The menacing threats against Israel are formidable and very adept at arousing support from thousands who will be available to man the parapets and be bussed all the way across the country when called upon. These forces came out from coast to coast and north to south to protest presumably racist police presumably having targeted and murdered a gentle giant in Ferguson, Missouri and then in another confrontation in New York City and these demonstrations have been sustained for months even despite the murder of two police sitting in their cruiser in New York and the shooting and severely injured two police standing in front of the Ferguson police station monitoring the protest taking place across the street. The grand juries in both cases found the police not to be at fault and to have acted within the guidelines of their departments and not to have committed any criminal acts. So, we have already witnessed the ability of President Obama and the assistance by Attorney General Holder generating protests despite the innocence of the police even after the evidence being combed through with a very fine toothed comb and still not establishing any culpability of the police. The only accusation they were able to uncover was what was referred to as “Disparate Impact” of arrests and traffic stops, a statistical fact which would very probably be true in virtually every police department with more than twelve officers. Read the article on >a href=http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell031015.php3 target=blank>“Disparate Impact” by Thomas Sowell>/a> for some depth and truths as only he is able to explain and so far better than my modest attempts.

 

The ability of the Community Organizer in Chief and his Attorney Instigator along with such supporting advisors such as Samantha Power, Susan Rice, new Middle East National Security Council appointment, Robert Malley, are all known for their antipathy towards Israel and have other fellow travelers with some of them even being Jews who are more close with their progressive politics than they are to supporting Israel will present a formidable assault team just waiting for the new Israeli government before they launch their broadsides. The appointment of new Middle East National Security Council Advisor Robert Malley was the final straw which removed all doubt of where President Obama was intending to head concerning all things Israel. Looking back all the way to 2008 and Senator Obama’s initial run for the Presidency and we find his appointing Robert Malley to his foreign advisory team and then firing him shortly thereafter due to protestations from numerous Jewish organizations. When Robert Malley was appointed subsequently to head the foreign relations with Iraq and Iran President Obama made assurances to numerous progressive but still pro-Israel organizations and groups that Malley would be restrained from and never deal with anything concerning Israel. Now that the Jewish vote cannot affect President Obama as all elections are gone and he is in the home stretch so is free to do as he pleases and no longer care whose toes he treads or even stomps on while he finally can act to take out those he wishes to destroy but was unable before to act too overtly. Israel is at the head of that list and is also partially behind the leniency being shown the Iranian nuclear program as President Obama has been supportive the leader of the Shiite world and plans on crowning Iran as the new hegemonic power in the Middle East supplanting both Egypt and Saudi Arabia as well as allowing Iran to be the nuclear balance against Israel. This is behind his plans to make any agreement with Iran as an executive agreement which will be considered a guideline which will be considered to be advisory and not binding thus not a treaty as much as an understanding such that President Obama will claim he can bypass Senate ratification as this is not a treaty or any other binding agreement covered by the Constitution of the United States. This was the advisory out of Iran in response to Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton’s open letter to Iran’s leaders signed by forty-six Senate Republicans where they basically echoed exactly the points made by President Obama about why the Congress, even the Senate or especially the Senate, will have absolutely no say in what is agreed upon in the P5+1 and Iran talks. President Obama has now not only gone to the extreme in his desire to remove Congress from any actions he desires to take but has dived into the deep end in challenging the Constitutional restraints presumably limiting President Obama in his final two years. This bodes poorly for Israel as no matter whom Israel elects and President Reuven Rivlin chooses to form a coalition and succeeds in doing so.

 

President Obama announced his intentions almost as soon as he took office when he stated that the solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict would be the forming of an Arab State using the Green Line, the 1949 Armistice line, as the border. President Obama then forced a building freeze on Prime Minister Netanyahu which officially lasted for ten months but has unofficially continued ever since with announcements for tenders to build but somehow the required documents or authorizations always manage to get hung-up and the structures never get built. There has been little if any delay in the destruction of Jewish buildings ordered by the Supreme Court though Arab buildings with similar orders seldom have the demolitions carried out. During the war in Gaza against Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which was brought on by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli youths followed soon thereafter by daily increased rocket and mortar attacks on the Israeli southern towns and kibbutzim closest to Gaza with the range of attacks growing daily as well until they struck Tel Aviv, then began the war as such attacks had to be halted, President Obama decided that a single ground-to-ground rocket which landed approximately half a mile south of Ben Gurion International Airport was sufficient a threat to cancel all flights by United States carriers from entering Israeli airspace thus closing the airport. A number of European nations also forbid their airlines from using Ben Gurion International Airport. These shuttering of Israeli airspace was despite the knowledge that there was an Iron Dome placed south of the airport plus two other Iron Dome units in the proximity guarding Tel Aviv and Jerusalem which made it next to impossible for anything launched from Gaza of threatening any airliners. There was also the additional requirement inserted between the United States and Israeli militaries which under war conditions are by treaty allowed to resupply Israeli needs straight military to military without need of further validation then being required to receive State Department approval which prevented any resupply of Israel during the conflict in Gaza. This was a breach of treaty and an illegal act which President Obama simply ignored the law of the land as treaties take on once ratified. This exhibits that President Obama has no regard for treaties, agreements, requirements of the United States Constitution or the need to include Congress in any action where such is required by that same Constitution and thus is ruling as if he were Emperor Imperialist of the United States and placing himself above the law. These acts by President Obama are setting precedents should he be permitted such and allowed to trample the Constitution and its limitations on Presidential power that will in the future allow for the destruction of the rule of law and replace it with an imperial presidency which will further take the United States into being under the rule of man, a very dangerous place. This is exactly how President Obama plans on acting, with complete contempt for Congress and with impunity when it comes to empowering Iran and destroying Israel in every way possible and simply daring the Congress to stop his actions.

 

President Obama will also make it known to Arab leadership that should they desire to take Israel before the Security Council that the United States is prepared to abstain from and vote and will withhold its veto whenever able and that they may count on such being the default position of the United States for the remainder of his term in office. This leads Israel to a very dangerous place where if those who have made it their campaign promise and predicated their every statement to promising to repair any supposed damage which Prime Minister Netanyahu may have caused between the Israeli government and the administration of President Barack Obama and by working with President Obama in establishing the two state solution by whatever means are required. These statements have been issued by many who are referred to most often as centrists or center left but not any referred to as far right wing or nationalist backers of the settlements causing an impediment of peace. One must wonder as to what those supporting the two state solution plan on doing should Mahmoud Abbas refuse to make peace unless a complete return to the Green Line with no swaps and a total right of return as well, will they grant the whole set of demands when President Obama advises that they accept these terms as it will be worth doing so as it will finally bring peace. There have been a few statements from Yitzhak Hertzog where he parroted the answers given by Benyamin Netanyahu when they appeared to a debate between them just this weekend, but I have doubts that Hertzog would really stick to such a position if President Obama demanded he surrender all of East Jerusalem as well as Judea and Samaria while accepting five or more million refugees from all the refugee camps and probably beyond as any Syrian refugee who might find an opening to claim refugee status not from Syria but from the Palestinian refugee centers which were in Syria before the civil war. Such an opening if permitted could add near countless refugees being foist upon Israel drowning Israel with Arab refugees who would vote Israel out of being a Jewish state at the very next elections. Probably the best Prime Minister Israel might elect would be a brick wall or whoever comes closest to resembling a brick wall when it comes to surrender to the whims and wiles of President Obama. The unfortunate truth is that the President of the United States would allow Israel’s complete and utter destruction as to it being the homeland of the Jews, and as such, a Jewish State. As to who might be such a person, well, that will be left to the Israeli voters tomorrow and the one promise is that, whoever is chosen to form a coalition will be forming the fate of Israel and the Jewish people in their hands, may they be capable hands guided by G0d and may they be girded with the truth, that by International Law and treaty the lands from the west bank of the Jordan River to the beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, every square millimeter of lands belong to Israel and though all other rights are granted to the inhabitants, the Israeli government is empowered to decide who is granted political power and thus may vote in Israeli elections. This was decided by the fifty-two nations unanimously, the entirety of the League of Nations, in 1921 with the ratification of the San Remo Conference which was further validated by the United Nations Charter Article 80 which recognized the Mandates and all other standing treaties and conferences from the League of Nations remained valid and fully applicable and backed by the United Nations as if enacted by that body as well. Perhaps whoever becomes the next Prime Minister of Israel when standing before the United Nations General Assembly next fall, assuming the next government makes it that far, can read to the assembled the contents of the San Remo Conference and remind them of Article 80 of the United Nations Charter and thus put an end to this futile debate which is invalid simply due to International Law which so many claim to desire. Perhaps it is time to give them the truths about International Law and how it may not be the friend they think it be.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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