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December 24, 2014

Candidate Question Every Israeli Must Ask and Why

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There is one subject that every candidate not able to honestly run on a Zionist campaign theme will spend their entire campaign avoiding speaking about is their position on reaching a peace with the Arabs and how granting them statehood over Judea and Samaria without gaining any restrictions on further demands, end of terrorism, end to hostilities and recognition of Israel as the nations state of the Jewish People. They will talk about how Prime Minister Netanyahu has not moved Israel any closer to peace with the Palestinians. They will bemoan the lack of programs addressing poverty. They will demand that Israelis vote their pocketbooks. They will call for free education, free childcare, free transit tokens for the poor, free food programs, and free stuff for everyone. They will denounce the financial inequality in Israeli society and the loss of the middle class. They will denounce the past leadership for every possible single economic inequality without explaining where the funding will come from. Some might even go to the populist favorite of making the wealthy pay their fair share while promising to equalize the distribution of wealth in Israeli society. They will dance around on every issue except the most important issue which should be the first issue on every Israelis mind; how to provide a safe Israel for all of her citizens from the Galilee to Eilat, from the Golan Heights to Sderot, from Tel Aviv to Beit El.

 

The question we must demand every candidate and political party must be made to address is what position they take on taking a strong stand against terrorism and in annexing in stages Judea and Samaria after every single terrorist act. All the talk about economic redistribution and establishing higher minimum wages is completely meaningless to anyone if they are not first safe and protected in their country. Yes, the economy is important but nothing will permit the economy to grow in leaps and bounds faster than an end to terrorism and that can only be established when there is a definite and strong price to be paid for every single act of terrorism. First Israel needs to annex Area C dunum by dunum and then move on to Area B and, if the lesson has not been learned, Area A. Once all of Judea and Samaria have been returned to the State of Israel in a response to terrorist acts, then it will take the stiff spines of the Israeli government to remind the world, the United Nations, the European Union, the European governments, the United States and the rest of the world of the promise made in 1920 at the San Remo Conference where the world gave the Zionist Congress and the Jewish People their honor bound promise to return their ancient homelands to their possession for their establishing the renewed Jewish State with the provision that all peoples living in those lands were guaranteed religious rights and legal land rights would remain protected. There was no demand that those residing other than the Jewish People were to be guaranteed political rights, the Jews were free to grant political rights as they chose, but only Jews residing within the lands granted to the Zionist Congress were to be guaranteed political rights. The formation and rights for the Jewish State of Israel had absolutely nothing to do with the Holocaust. It had everything to do with the granting of political and indigenous rights when the lands of the defeated Ottoman Empire were cut and delineated into individual nations by the victorious allies. Much of the decisions were decided by Italy, Britain, France, and Japan and recognized by the United States. The United States Congress passed a resolution recognizing the decisions made in the San Remo Conference of 1920 which was arranged in response to the decisions reached during the Versailles Conference, the Paris Peace Conference, and the other sections which made up The League of Nations Treaty Series which established the main concessions demanded from the defeated powers and established the largest establishments which not only assigned the establishing of the new map by the Sykes–Picot Agreement for the lands of much of the Ottoman Empire and also redrew the map of much of eastern Europe dividing up the lands of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and redrawing the borders of Germany and placed financial demands on Germany and the rulers of the Austria-Hungarian Empire leadership and lastly the San Remo Conference which established the Jewish homelands. The establishment of the Jewish State was relegated to the British under their Mandate and the formation of a Christian state, Lebanon, and an Arab state, Syria, were relegated to France under their Mandate. The Mandate System was further ratified and reassurances granted by the United Nations in its Charter under Article 80.

 

The British reached an agreement with the Zionist Congress whereby in exchange for the Zionists relegating their claims to the Mandate lands east of the Jordan River stretching to the border of Iraq to be utilized to form an Arab State for the Arab population within the British Mandate which they granted rule over to their Hashemite allies as the sovereigns as compensation for their loss of their rule over Mecca and Medina to the Saudi Royals in exchange the British guaranteed that the lands west of the Jordan River was to remain inviolate to be the lands for the Jewish State. Perhaps the British need be reminded that the promises and honour of the British Crown is vested in the reserving of all of the lands west of the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea for the Jewish State of Israel no matter how much of an inconvenience keeping their word may pose. For the rest of Europe who appear more and more every day to be increasingly uncomfortable with the remnants of Jewish citizens remaining in their lands who also see fit to constantly denounce Israel demanding that Israel surrender every demand before the Arab demands which they knowingly realize will eventually lead to the end of the state of Israel and the eviction of its Jewish population there is a simple question, are they willing to take in these Jews who would no longer have a nation and should their Jews find themselves unwelcomed within Europe, where would these Jews find a new home without Israel? The Arabs already have twenty-two nations whose total land areas so dwarfs the lone Jewish state of Israel that the comparison should border on embarrassing that the world appears unable to permit this slight sliver of land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea to remain in Jewish hands. And to the Arab states which have repeatedly demanded that the Jews of Israel return to their lands from whence they originated, are they prepared to permit the half of the Israeli population to return to the Arab lands from which they or their parents or grandparents were forced from exiling them to Israel? With the rising anti-Semitism rising throughout the world it is beyond unseemly that while the Jews are to be made to feel and actually be made unwelcome in their current homelands that the one nation which will take them and give them a welcomed safe refuge and love them unflinchingly is also being put upon challenging its right to retain the small sliver of land the world made a faithful promise to reserve and protect until they could establish themselves within and then spent the majority of the next quarter of a century making their immigrations there, and their escape from the threats of the Holocaust even more impossible during the years of World War II, and then have hounded much of the past forty years pitifully demanding that they grant the Arabs a second state in addition to the state formed in over three-fourths of the original Mandate in exchange for promises of the remainder inviolate is beyond any measure of defined perfidy. But that is something Jews have come to expect as we have seen every form of persecution and survived every past attempt to dissolve our peoplehood and have out-survived every great power which raised its hand against us and we will survive your hands as well. This is what every party must promise to stand firm against and to assure that every inch that has been promised us from the first day that Abraham and Sarah walked over the river and into the lands surrounding Hevron to the day when Moses walked off over the hills and Joshua returned up to the lands where Abraham and Sarah first surveyed to the land which the Jewish People never entirely were driven from, to Jerusalem which has had a Jewish presence if not a Jewish majority since before the modern calendars of every peoples who counted their days from their first as a civilization, to the lands where we had built the Second Temple as Buddha and Confucius laid out their wise thoughts, to Jerusalem the city we have prayed facing for close to three thousand years, to the lands we were promised and to these lands where the Ten Commandments which serve as the basis for Western civilization, these are the lands every Israeli Party must make their pledge to protect before they promise anything else as without the lands the Jews cannot have anything else. The land is the first promise and all else flows from that.

 

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November 13, 2014

My Sympathies and Concerns for My Tel Aviv Brethren

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Like all Israelis and Jews worldwide, my sympathies go out to family, friends and those who knew the young soldier mercilessly murdered at a Tel Aviv train station just as they go out to the family, friends and those who know the innocent young lady mercilessly slaughtered at a ride-stop located in Gush Etzion, which is within Samaria. Both of these young Israelis who represented the epitome and strength of the hopes of a nation and their people will be avenged and their lives celebrated by the continued persistence and eventual vindication and liberation of all of our sacred homelands. There was one disturbing item about the reactions of some to these two related and identical threats to the Israeli people and nation. That was the appearance of initiations that these two deaths were somehow different and that the soldier being murdered in Tel Aviv was somehow a greater threat to Israel than the other which occurred beyond the 1949 Armistice Line and thus was just one of those events which we must suffer because of the ‘occupation’. Truth be told, the Palestinians are no different than the Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian or Iraqi peoples as they are all Arabs with the same culture, language, religions, lineage and histories and the idea of a separate peoples known as the Palestinians did not come into existence until 1964 when they were manufactured out of whole cloth. One does not have to believe me as the following quotes will show.

 

First Quote) In a March 1977 interview in the Dutch newspaper Trouw, Zahir Muhsein, a member of the PLO executive committee, admitted, “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism.
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

Second Quote) Auni BeyAbdul-Hadi told the Peel Commission in 1937. “There is no such country as ‘Palestine’; ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented!”

 

That put aside, there is no reason for any Israeli, or any Jew for that matter, to place any iota of a difference between Israelis within or outside the 1949 Armistice Line as it is only the demand that any future Palestinian state the Arabs manage to wrest from the body of Israel be free from any Jewish presence that makes the existence of Jews beyond that line of any importance. Further, if one takes the Palestinian stated intentions at the continuously expressed word then Tel Aviv is just as much a part of ‘occupied Palestine’ as is all the lands of Judea and Samaria. It is their definition of all the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea as being all of ‘occupied Palestine’ that makes everything within that definition, and not just Judea and Samaria, part of their reason for violence and terror war against Israel and why Mahmoud Abbas and every other Palestinian leader refuse to agree that any peace accord made with Israel, despite it granting them lands for their presumed purpose of self-determination and independence, will signify an end to their violence and acts of terror in making war on Israel until the entirety of their lands are liberated. It also does not matter to them that the only truly occupied lands do consist of Judea and Samaria and are occupied by them just as it was occupied previously by Jordan and not only do the Palestinian leadership understand that truth, as do the rest of the Arab leadership, the rest of the Muslim leadership, the whole of the European leadership, the whole of the United States leadership, the whole of the Canadian leadership (and at least their government acts on that knowledge and for which I would like to thank them as they deserve the thanks from every Israeli, Jew and lover of Israel), the whole of the United Nations (including all of its various tentacle agencies, courts, conferences, rapporteurs, committees, and other entities) and the majority of educated people worldwide. The sole reason that this exceedingly established set of facts does not quiet the arguments for the liberation of the ‘Palestinian homelands’ is due to the overriding desire to undo what so many, especially the European powers who attended and ratified the San Remo Conference findings and conclusions, across the globe believe to be the greatest error in judgment ever committed by seemingly intelligent people when they made the promise in treaty and obligation to return the ancient lands of the Jewish People to its rightful owners with particular attention to the established fact that between the time of the Roman dispersal of the leaders and armed Hebrews to the ends of their empire to the present time no nation had ever claimed these particular lands to be their sovereign lands nor had any nation or interest named Jerusalem to be their capital city. That is the ugly little and unspoken secret at the heart of the entire effort to make a ‘Palestinian state’ out of the body and ancient heartlands of the Jewish People. This also makes Tel Aviv just as much of ‘occupied Palestine’ as it does Hevron, Shechem (aka Nablus), Beit-El and all of the rest of the lands of Judea and Samaria (aka West Bank, the name given these lands by Jordan when annexing them to remove their traditional and Jewish related original and historic names) are despite the apparent desire by some in Tel Aviv to try and differentiate between those places outside the 1949 Armistice Lines (the Palestinian plans step one) and those lands within the 1949 Armistice Lines (the Palestinian step two) with nary a real difference should the Palestinians ever achieve their true goals.

 

Additionally, there is another truth which is often ignored between times when the northern border of Israel is seemingly relatively quiet with only the occasional disturbance such as exchanges of fire between the two sides, an explosive device being detonated in attempts to murder IDF or other passing Israeli vehicles or the probing infiltrations testing the IDF response times and severity. This truth is the claims by Hassan Nasrallah and other Hezballah spokespersons that the Galilee is an area which Hezballah is capable of taking with a minimum of effort and that the IDF is incapable of preventing as the Galilee is presumably part of Lebanon and also rightfully the southern lands of Syria of which Lebanon is only an autonomous part. This claim to the Galilee is identical to the claims to all of Israel by the Palestinians, completely false and attributable to titles granted the regions between Turkey and Egypt. These general names for this land mass include but are not limited to Syria, Greater Syria, Syrian Province, Judea, Israel, Samaria, Transjordan, Jordan, Palaestina (Roman name mistaken pronunciation of the Jews main historic enemies, the Philistines), Assyria, and Canaan as well as simply being a province within such empires as Babylon, Greek, Roman, Persian, Ottoman, Zengid, Hamdanid, Byzantine, British, French, Egypt, Hittite, Mongol and Caliphate. Despite all of these empires and names given this small area in the Middle East, only the Jews ever claimed Jerusalem as their capital city which was true even under the title of Judea. Despite the historic facts, the leader of Hezballah, Hassan Nasrallah, has made claims and restated his claim recently for the annexation of the Galilee by right of military conquest to the fertile valley of the Galilee once his forces have routed the Israelis. Needless to say, the real target of Nasrallah is not simply the Galilee but to all of Israel even to include the areas currently under semiautonomous control of the Palestinian Authority and probably Gaza from Hamas as well. Before anyone attempts to correct my mention of Gaza being under the rule of Hamas and claiming it is under the unity government of the Palestinians, we all know it is ruled by Hamas and that should Mahmoud Abbas or any other Palestinian Authority leader or member desire to leave the comfort of Ramallah and visit Gaza they would need to procure the permission from the previous Hamas leaders, particularly Ismail Haniyeh, or face a death sentence and summary execution without even the semblance of a trial. Should Nasrallah once again attack across the Israel-Lebanon border, his aims would not be solely to subsume the Galilee region but to also take Jerusalem, the Negev Desert and even Tel Aviv. No Arab or Muslim force which managed to gain the advantage and defeat the IDF would stop at the Tel Aviv city limits and say, oh, wait, this is Tel Aviv which is completely separate and different from the West Bank, Galilee, Negev and every other part of Israel, it is the one place in the whole universe which is recognized as belonging to the Jews and we have no prior or false claim to which we can point as to why it does not belong to Jews so we had better leave it alone. Believe it or not, Tel Aviv in not inviolable and distinct from the rest of the lands claimed not to belong to the Jews, it is just as much a target as the rest of Israel, even my little corner here on the coast of the Galilee. We should and must mourn and defend to the best of our abilities every Israeli, be they Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Baha’i, Buddhist or other religion or identifiable origin or, as Benjamin Franklin warned the Continental Congress at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, “We must hang together, gentlemen…else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.” It applies to all of us within Israel, we too must hang together or we will hang separately.

 

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March 5, 2014

The News AIPAC Will Not Hear From Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is currently in the United States where he met with President Obama where it is assumed he was heavily pressured to announce and enact a building freeze and anything else that Abbas whines and demands while President Obama hurries to satisfy. Netanyahu will then address the AIPAC Conference where he will avoid giving any news that would be overly depressing while reaching extremes to sound a positive and hopeful picture. Where the Prime Minister might recount about some of the terrorist acts suffered by Jewish residents, especially those living beyond the Green Line but will he also mention the spread of terrorist attacks on Jews in Jerusalem and even of late in Tel Aviv. Will the Prime Minister speak of the rock attacks and the fact that in too many incidents there have been infants and children below four years old with at least one fatality and others permanently crippled left without any future? Will he tell of the attacks of this past week where Palestinian Arabs have assaulted Beit El throwing firebombs which landed within the security fence within mere meters of homes, none of which fortunately caught fire but that is only by the grace of G0d. Even the media here in Israel has turned away from reporting any news that pertains to terrorist attacks, especially when the victims are the Jewish settlers these media outlets believe are living on Palestinian lands. Will the members attending the AIPAC Convention hear that there are two Israels, one Zionist and the other willing to surrender anything believing that doing so will pacify the Arab hatreds? Will the Prime Minister challenge the American Jews to stand with Israel and take the extra efforts to prevent President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry from pressuring Israel in their efforts to support the Palestinians? I hope he will tell the conventioneers the truth about Iran and that Iran is likely producing atomic weapons as he is speaking and that the United States is in as much peril from this as is Israel. Will those attending his speech believe and accept these warnings should Prime Minister Netanyahu inform them of these troubling truths or will they return to their lives feeling they had done their part to support Israel by writing checks and attending the AIPAC Convention.

 

The world has become far more dangerous in the past decade and appears to promise that this trend is only going to continue with ever greater speed. Much of the Arab world is either in crisis and active turmoil or is very likely to fall into strife once Iran has reached what they have set as their conditions for their breakout on their way to spreading their reach across the oil fields and cementing their preeminence in the Muslim world. Meanwhile President Putin is making his bid to expand Russian hegemony and guarantee Russia has a warm water port at the tip of the Crimean Peninsula. Further around the globe there are the Chinese who are constructing a blue water navy with the announced aim to supplant the United States in the Western Pacific Ocean. Add to this fact the extension of their territorial waters which paralleled their claiming two disputed islands which much of the world recognizes as belonging to the Japanese. How much longer before China decides to reunite Taiwan by whatever means necessitated? Almost everywhere one looks on the globe there are fires raging or threatening to become yet one more conflagration. All of these world difficulties and much of it can be traced directly to a weak presence, if any, of the United States in the world. President Obama’s charm and go along to get along method of addressing international relations is not accomplishing any of the promises he gave as the reasoning for United States timidity on the world stage. President Obama has accomplished more than any previous President in removing American influence which has permitted every bad intention appear to be requiring a herculean effort to turn back around. This is all due to vacant American influence which has stood for order and the rights of individuals and the fair treatment of nations and people. Without a strong American presence these ideas wilt and that is the result we are witnessing. The question is will the United States reawaken in time or has the United States permanently taken a vacation from leading allowing the world to spin off into unchartered and dangerous waters.

 

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