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November 20, 2016

Promise Israel Should Tell Obama

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There has been much projecting on what President Obama might do to release his vengeance on Prime Minister Netanyahu and to hurt Israel permanently under International Relations. Israel should be wise and quietly relate to Administration officials that any drastic alteration from the agreed settlement reached through direct negotiations will be met with determination and resolve. Further information on what is meant by determination and resolve should be met that the degree to which such responses might take would be situationally dependent and would take actions measurable to any provocation or attack on the status-quo which the Administration was always so concerned about over the last eight years. Israel fully expects that said status-quo will continue and there will be no surprises or alterations placed on the balanced situation. This situational reactive desire will include any changes at the United Nations, The Hague or in any other international forum and not solely actions by the United States including lack of action allowing changes to occur. Should Israel find all things remain within the broader definition of the status-quo, then there would be no appreciable moves by Israel. Just believe that Israel is prepared to counter any move aimed at compromising Israel and the guarantees in place from before the election and including all expectations from promises and previous apparent intentions.

 

For the record, the rest of this editorial is purely the desired reactions BTC would hope have been communicated at least as strongly as above and potentially including some of what follows. One item which the world need understand is Israel will never allow any rescinding of our having annexed all of Jerusalem including the Old City, the Kotel and Plaza and the Temple Mount. These are all vital historic lands upon which there can be no debate, end of story. It is the intent of Israel to retail all of Area C which has been the intent from the very beginning of negotiations and Israel is adamant on this point. Area A will be permitted as Palestinian lands and agreements need be found to divide the lands in Area B such that each state has contiguous borders in the division in Judea and Samaria. All of these agreements depend on the Palestinians and the Arab nations recognize Israel as the home of the Jewish People and all reach a peace and agree that all hostilities will end. The situation is and has always been the Arab/Israeli conflict and not limited to just the Palestinians but the Arab and Muslim worlds. Any final agreement which falls short of this level of acceptance is a formula for eventual warfare and as such is unacceptable to Israel who desires peaceful and even beneficial relations with the other nations in the MENA nations (Middle East and North Africa – see map below). Israel will also retain the Golan Heights, particularly since there is no true Syrian government and the Islamic State, which is being enriched with Saudi Arabian funds and arms, could easily take these heights long enough to launch a severe attack upon Israelis residing in the Galilee. These same heights were previously used by Syrian snipers to practice their craft murdering farmers who were simply tending their fields and animals. That is another reason Israel must retain these high lands. Finally, the Jordan valley and overlooking heights will remain defended by the IDF as this is the first line for the defense of Israel. These minimal states need to be communicated through whatever channels used for official warnings and staunch positions. These are Israeli stances which have been presumably eroded but are being reestablished and former promises from San Remo through Article 80 of the United Nations Charter and the original mandate system. These promises need be realized and any compromise within the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea will be permitted by the good graces of Israel and not through any external pressures or threats.

 

(MENA) Middle East and North Africa Including Turkey and Iran With North Central Africa

(MENA)
Middle East and North Africa
Including Turkey and Iran
With North Central Africa

 

Israel must take whatever defensive measures and precautions necessary to assure that should there be a parting vengeance shot from the White House in a manner which would be difficult or impossible for the Trump Administration to counter and return everything to the equilibrium which existed before any action by a parting President Obama, then Israel will have procedures and actions which would assure Israel’s rights and safety for the future. These are warnings and military planning with troops drilled and practiced for carrying out whatever is necessary to execute each of the responses to any of a complete series and span of potential attacks at the status-quo. Israel should be prepared to limit the Palestinian Authority (PA) to Area A and limited parts of Area B but none of Area C and if the Security Council were to pass an enforceable resolution, then Israel need act even if it causes a potential for a confrontation and be prepared to hold their ground and should world powers then demand Israel relent and it becomes apparent that an actual confrontation is in the making, then Israel will have little choice but to slowly pull from lands as necessary and also terminate all water, power and other services which the PA is behind on their payments. The world might be capable of forcing a settlement on Israel giving the PA everything that President Obama has continuously threatened to recognize, namely the pre Six Day War borders on Israel, there is absolutely no reason for Israel to power, water, feed and totally support such an open and immediate threat to her safety. There is no means other than invading an independent nation, Israel, and take control of the power grid, water systems and other utilities and even broadcast frequencies so as to provide free everything for the PA and force Israel to provide such support through invading a sovereign state, an act of war. That begs the question as to which nations would attempt an invasion just to enact such a spiteful assault by Barack Hussein Obama as he leaves office. One would hope none of the main powers would enforce such but Israel should be prepared for even the most unlikely of situations, the world backing a temper tantrum. Israel actually could annex all of Judea and Samaria followed by deportation of every officer from the PA and all of the security personnel, particularly the ones with terror ties which include the majority of the police and security personnel. This must be one possible solution which should be reserved only should President Obama attempt to give all of Judea and Samaria to the PA as a gift and claim the United States recognizes their invented nation. Such cannot be permitted to stand as within days either Hamas or Islamic State would take possession of the lands which then would allow them to pose a direct threat to Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion International Airport and the majority of infrastructure, business and residential neighborhoods, a completely untenable situation. This is the threat and potential situation facing Israel and why the leadership must make any action by President Obama have consequences which are spelled out in advance such that there can be no surprise or claim that the reaction was not anticipated. The real aim is to preserve the status-quo such that the system can continue for as long as the world demands that terrorists of the PA must be coddled as if they actually cared for the people residing under their corrupt rule. The day will come, possibly soon, when the people living under the PA will demand real leadership and an end to their impoverished state directly due to the thieving of their leadership. On that day the Israelis will know that the Palestinian people are ready to have peace and a future for their children and themselves.

 

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June 6, 2016

A Zionist Begs to Differ

 

Reading an Arutz Sheva Editorial by Dr. Martin Sherman titled, INTO THE FRAY: Like manna from heaven – for Israel’s detractors we would like to copy any number of quotes from the start and recommend the remainder of the editorial to our readers as well as respond ourselves.

Former Prime Minister and former Defense Minister, Ehud Barak stated on Channel 10 program from May 20, 2016 stated, “Israel has been infected by the seeds of fascism …There are no serious leaders left in the world who believe the Israeli government.”
Head of opposition, Yitzhak Herzog, Knesset, May 23, 2016, proclaimed, “Today we have a country afflicted with ultra-nationalistic extremism, infected with the seeds of fascism and chauvinism.”
Nabil al-Arabi Secretary-General of the Arab League, Cairo May 28, 2016, observed, “Israel has truly become today the last bastion of fascism, colonialism and racial discrimination in the world.”
Former defense minister Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon, Resignation speech, May 20, 2016, retorted, “I fought with all my might against the phenomena of extremism, violence and racism in Israeli society that are threatening our national resilience and are seeping into the Israel Defense Forces; in fact already harming it… But to my great regret, extremist and dangerous forces have taken over Israel and the Likud party.”
Mahmoud Abbas, Head of the Palestinian Authority, Cairo, May 28, 2016, accused, “Today Israel is suffering a process of ongoing radicalization and increasing extremism, which has brought criticism from senior Israelis against their government. They all say that Israel behaves in a fascist and racist manner. They say so. Like the deputy chief of staff of the IDF said ‘Our behavior is reminiscent of the behavior of the Nazis prior to WW II’”.

 

These are a few examples all of which have followed Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Deputy Chief of Staff General Yair Golan who stated in a speech given on Wednesday evening, May 4, 2016, at the start of Yom Hashoah, or Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, at a kibbutz in central Israel near Netanya where he stated, “If there’s something that frightens me about Holocaust remembrance, it’s the recognition of the horrifying processes that occurred in Europe in general, and particularly in Germany, back then; seventy, eighty, and ninety years ago; and finding signs of them here among us today in 2016. There is nothing easier than hating the other. There is nothing easier than raising fears and sowing terror. There is nothing easier than becoming callous, morally corrupt and hypocritical.”

 

This original commentary drew the ire of a number of people both public and private and led to a rift in the halls of power as the Prime Minister found the comments repulsive while then Defense Minister not only condoned the Generals’ right to freedom of speech but encouraged other military brass to freely speak out against the government they serve if they have any doubts or contrary opinions. This quickly led to replacing Moshe Ya’alon as Defense Minister. Where military personnel do possess freedom to express themselves in private settings and not in their capacity as an officer, when appearing representing their position in the military they may not speak against the government elected by the people that they serve under. Generals and other military brass do not make policy nor do they have the right of criticism against the government and the policies they make, their job is to carry out the policies and commands which come from that government. Theirs is duty and country before all else and they are to appear loyal and dutiful whether they agree with the elected governing coalition or not. If generals in the military are speaking against the government, then what is to prevent lesser ranks from speaking out against the general and on and on down the command chain as once that chain is broken at one point, it weakens every other point in the chain below potentially leading to chaos within the ranks. Generals need to act with the same deference to the elected governance as they expect from those serving under them as they serve under the civilian government, not coequal. The Prime Minister was well within his rights and acted properly when facing blatant insubordination and IDF Deputy Chief of Staff General Yair Golan also should have been punished and forced to retire or face a general courts martial for gross insubordination and disrespect for the chain of command.

 

Unfortunately, in a democratic and free society there are no measures by which retired leaders of the military, intelligence community and other areas of government where while in service insubordination is punishable, no such restraints exist. The same can be said of those politicians who sit in the opposition. As long as those challenging the sitting government are retired from service and not in any manner a member of the active or call-up reserves, they are free to speak their minds and oppose any government but should be restrained to mitigate their comments by adding a disclaimer that these are personal views and are not in any means to be considered officially supported by their former military, intelligence or other enforcement community which is by its nature subordinate to the government while they remain in service under any means including ready reserves as such position still bestows upon them the privilege and responsibilities of their rank. Still, there is a seeming preponderance of retired military and intelligence as well as law and border enforcement personnel who are more than ready to denounce and otherwise protest vociferously any Zionist or nationalist governments and position while seemingly there are none who take an opposite view ever quoted or mentioned in the media coverage. One would have to believe that the entirety of military, enforcement and intelligence personnel are diametrically opposed to the current government and have always held views which could only have made their ability to serve with full belief, trust, confidence and command authority under any Zionist, nationalist or right leaning government during their time of service. One can only wonder why more command officers have not retired in protest if they find the nation, society and government to be such an anathema to their strongly held views. How are the people to have faith that these officers would follow orders if their personal feelings are that the government is wrong in all its views and is destroying their nation? Such officers should be weeded from service as they would be ineffective at commanding with conviction.

 

Military discipline within the ranks is of paramount importance which any Commissioned Officer or even Non-Commissioned Officer will attest. There is not functional military if a soldier can disregard their responsibilities simply because they disagree with some politics. That goes just as much for the soldiers who claim their politics prevents them from operating beyond the Green Line as it does for especially the Generals at the highest levels of command that they support their commands as they are presented by the civilian government without any dissenting or questioning of these commands as long as they are legal commands. Legal commands have absolutely nothing to do with an officer’s political beliefs; they simply need not be outside of those limitations in place by war crimes laws or constitutional restraints. An officer has every right to refuse an order to cleanse a town, village or other area of life as that constitutes a war crime. On the other hand, being ordered to quell a riot in a location which includes people with whom the officer had strong feeling of sympathy protesting a political view the officer concurs with does not mean that they can refuse to carry out the order. Sure they could request not to be placed in such a situation and may explain their discomfort but discomfort be damned, if they are still given such an order they are to carry the order out to the best of their abilities. They may have been given the order expressly because they sympathize with the protesters as the officer giving the order chose them in order to assure that minimal force and largely coercion and discourse be used and force as an absolute last resort. This is further why the officer in such a case even without further explanation should carry out the order as another officer might take such an order and use force as their first option as they disagreed with the protest and had a visceral contempt for the protestors. Such also would be a reasonable reason not to give the assignment to the second officer and why the first officer would be preferred for the task.

 

Often military orders when they reach the lower rank individuals make little sense and it is not until well up the chain of command that a general pattern and potentially a feel for the reasoning and the goals becomes intelligible but even that is often nowhere near the whole picture. For the whole picture one may have to go well beyond even the theater commanding general to the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs of Staff or even the President in the United States military. With separate commands for the Air Force, Marines, Army and Navy it is possible that no one branch of the service understands the entirety of the mission. The nice thing is that one need not know everything for the entire mission to succeed; all one need know is what exactly is their part in the bigger picture and doing what they were told, preferably without undue questions. After all, how many questions can one have when told to hold both sides of a bridge until relieved? Eventually, when ammunition and hopes running equally low it may come to mind to call headquarters and inquire as to when one might expect to be relieved. They likely will not like their answer.

 

There will be some who may ask what about initiative and taking additional tasks onto oneself and their individual unit. That may or may not work to one’s advantage. Let’s take a hypothetical situation using that bridge example. While holding the bridge the Sergeant or Lieutenant notice another bridge about half a mile upstream and decide to hold both bridges. What these brilliant tacticians were unaware of was that there would be a train transiting that very bridge they took upon themselves to also hold and Command has a massive bombing and artillery barrage planned to take out the bridge with the train in transit. Their men would probably not enjoy being on the wrong end of such an assault which is why you hold the bridge you were ordered to hold and nothing more.

 

This is also why military personnel in their official capacity are not to express their ideas on policies; even those which may not initially appear to have any military consequence. Everything stated by a high ranking military officer has a political slant whether intended or not. Where things like it is raining or what a nice sunny day may appear innocent enough, once again they should clear such statements all the way up their chain of command if that is what is required to have their wording properly approved, and that means every word, even reciting the first three lines of a poem, in French, the poem “Chanson d’Automne,” which means “Autumn song.”

“When a sighing begins
In the violins
Of the autumn-song”

This would have been a disastrous poem for an allied officer to have recited on the BBC anytime too far in advance of the D-Day invasion of France as it was also the trigger signal that the invasion was imminent and the individual French Underground units were to prepare to destroy their assigned rail lines and bridges. We would not have wanted them reacting to key words too far in advance.

 

Military personnel of all ranks are to be subordinate to the civilian government and should show support despite any misgivings they may have simply as a deference to the will of the public and to keep morale within the ranks. Probably part of the reason there exist enlistees who express conflicting desires such as serving in an elite unit but only if it is not in certain sensitive areas. Where do they honestly think that elite units spend most of their time, Tel Aviv beaches? With some high ranking military officers speaking out against the government or being overtly critical of certain public views and equating these views with the views of pre-Nazi Germany right before Hitler came to power has ramifications beyond disregard for the people and the government. Such outlandish, and likely false equivalence, makes for bait and ammunition for those who are opposed of the government and wish to use such quotes in support of the BDS movement or for United Nations condemnation of Israel. It should be noted that amongst the quotes at the beginning of the article is one by Mahmoud Abbas which is so similar in content and slant that one could be excused for believing he was another high ranking Israeli and not the leader of a terrorist group operating within the Palestinian Authority, as Abbas still heads Fatah and the PLO, both designated terror entities at some time in the past and present (the PLO still is considered a terror group) and used a direct quote from the Deputy Chief of Staff of the IDF who was credited with the quote, “Our behavior is reminiscent of the behavior of the Nazis prior to WW II.” His direct quote from his speech on the evening at the start of Yom Hashoah, or Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day was, “If there’s something that frightens me about Holocaust remembrance, it’s the recognition of the horrifying processes that occurred in Europe in general, and particularly in Germany, back then; seventy, eighty, and ninety years ago; and finding signs of them here among us today in 2016. There is nothing easier than hating the other.” True, Abbas did not quote him directly but used his words to make the tie in that the Israelis are acting like Nazis and there is nothing that can refute his misquote of carrying a similar message as stated by Deputy Chief of Staff General Yair Golan. His words were the dissenting and condemnation of Israel used this time. Who wishes to step forward and give the next anti-Semite the golden quotes with which to hang us all? If Israelis allow our political differences to bring us to voicing condemnation of our beloved Israel which are more vile and damning because our own are saying them, then we may as well pack our bags and be prepared to be thrown from our own blessed lands.

 

Whether you desire to believe that Judea and Samaria are the core, the heart of our ancient lands does not alter the proof that they are exactly that. It does not take a Biblical scholar to realize that Jericho, Jerusalem, Shechem, Hebron, Gezer, Debir, Azekah, Ayalon, Gibeon, Ai and the rest on the map below which shows simply amongst the initial cities conquered by Joshua after crossing the Jordan River.

 

Cities Conquered by Joshua as Recounted in Kings In the Hebrew Bible the Old Testament

Cities Conquered by Joshua as Recounted in Kings
In the Hebrew Bible the Old Testament

 

Quite a convincing argument when the Bible paints a picture with its words and historians make maps directly from the historic records as to where these ancient, and often continued to modern times, were located and what resulted from Biblical times. Where we are not claiming that these conquests grant Israel rights to all the lands conquered between Moses, Joshua, King David and King Solomon; but what we would claim is the lands promised by the world including the then Arab League after World War I and placed on paper by the British, adopted by the League of Nations, Ratified in the Anglo-American Treaty and accepted by the United Nations under Article 80. These agreements granted Israel the remaining lands of the British Mandate after 78% was taken from west of the Jordan River and used to fashion the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan which upon their independence renamed the area Jordan leaving the remaining 22% west of the Jordan River for the Jewish State. When after their genocidally inspired and declared invasion of the nascent State of Israel the morning of May 15, 1948 as seven Arab Armies from, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen joined the Arabs under the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini leading Arabs from within and outside of the State of Israel upon his return from Berlin where he spent much of World War II and was returned by the British; the peace was made with Jordan occupying Judea and Samaria and Egypt occupying Gaza and Syria occupying the Golan Heights, lands originally denoted for Israel (though some debate the Golan Heights claiming they were belonging to the French Mandate and thus Syria and Lebanon would decide their fate). The entire time these Israeli lands were occupied, there was no clamor for the founding of a Palestine State for Arabs and this was only decried after the Arabs again attacked Israel in 1967 intending to, as stated by Egyptian leaders, “Drive the Jews into the Sea;” and when Israel liberated her lands not perishing before the Arab armies, then came the idea to make another Arab state carved from lands known to belong rightfully to Israel. Biblically or treaties made in the Twentieth Century, the lands west of the Jordan River belong rightfully and legally to Israel. That is the reason that the Arab League and the Arab groups such as the PA refuse to take their claim before any world court as they know the truth which reveals their falsehoods and pretenses for what they are, naked aggressions attempting to destroy a member state of the United Nations, one which the United Nations appears unprepared to judge and treat with equal fervor they do the lie intended to destroy and replace the Jewish State and murder its Jewish population. The Arab powers in 1948 claimed they would complete the Final Solution which Hitler failed to accomplish and that should tell all who are acting as the Nazis despite what leftist and self-despising individuals might claim in making their political ambitions known. The truth is that the leaders of the Arab rejectionists promised their people in 1948 that they would slaughter the Jews and enjoy their spoils. They have not altered that promise or a single letter since and state so in the Charter of the PLO as well as Hamas and Hezballah. As their promise is the elimination of Israel, the murder of her Jewish populations, and for Hamas and Hezballah this should be followed by the elimination of Jews worldwide while conquering the world for Allah; these leaders cannot accept a two state solution as they are fully vested in a single Arab state solution and a form of the Final Solution for the Jews. That is what has made any compromise impossible and even if the Jews were to offer to withdraw to Tel Aviv, the Arab leaders would continue to claim the right to reject the Jewish presence on their sacred lands, the lands the Arabs conquered somewhere in the Seventh Century which still leaves the Jews the initial claimants by any living people. Am Yisroel Chai.

 

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December 26, 2015

The New Anti-Semitism Palestinianism

 

Up front let it be understood, yes, we know there are those who honestly support the idea of a Palestinian state sharing borders with Israel as the Jewish State. They have not understood what the Palestinian leadership and the violence they wreak is all about replacing the Jewish State and murdering every last Jew in Israel and then the world. If they were to read the Hamas Charter and realize that it plainly states their intent to murder every Jew in Israel and then continue on to murder every Jew in the world. If they were to trace the concept of Palestinian Arab liberation back through Yasser Arafat and on back to his mentor and teacher, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini and his involvement and/or tutelage during his time in Berlin and amongst the Nazi upper hierarchy during World War II and they would soon come to realize that Palestinianism is not about Arab liberation but solely and completely about eradication of the Jews and is using Arab nationalism as their smoke-screen. The real tragedy is that these youths who pay for the cause of freedom and liberty under their own government and in their own nation could have had that nation a thousand times over if their leadership were interested in a nation of their own more than they are about murdering every Jew in Israel and beyond and only using nationhood as their device to attain their goal.

 

This has brought a new wave of misery known as Abbas, the man who stood beside Arafat from the very beginning as both men sought to finish the dream of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini which many claim he carried with him and urged the Nazis to exterminate rather than deport the Jews to the Middle East which was one idea which had surfaced as a solution to the Jewish situation, the Jewish Problem which was such a concern to the Nazis in their hopes of raising a pure master race of blonde haired blue eyed super humans. One thing that always bothered me about their description of a super human was so different from the actual appearance of the Nazis leadership that should they have begun their dream by each of them shooting themselves in the head. All one need do is look at the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 Partition Plan for Palestine and the actual offer of partition shown on the map below and one immediately realizes that had the Arabs really desired a state they would have accepted giving half of the area to the Jews with the majority of the land for the Jews being in the Negev Desert. When the Arab League refused the partition which left the entirety of the land as the Jewish State which is why the invading Arab armies on May 15, 1948 coming from the east were stretched along the east side of the Jordan River with a concentration of armor at the Allenby Bridge to establish their beachhead on the Israeli side and begin their drive to the sea, or so they hoped as shown on other map below. The Arabs with their idea that they must never surrender as much as a grain of sand from a beach as doing so would reveal them as weak and invite invasion or other calamities refused even an equal share and now we are to believe they would agree to far less, not a chance as they still demand every grain of sand and the death of the Jews so they can never return and take even a grain of sand. It goes far deeper as there is also an ingrained theme in Islam which demands that the Muslims must first kill the Jews for their messiah to come and assist them in conquering the world and subjugating all those who refuse to convert to Islam. These are points which can be researched, debated, denied, and validated till the cows jump over the moon and return home satisfied they lived up to their potential.

 

 

Left UN Partition Plan Resolution 181 Rejected by Arabs Making Original British Partition Arab and Jewish Lands as Only Standing Agreement Supported in 1921 Arab League and Zionist Congress Backed by British Crown as Valid

Left UN Partition Plan Resolution 181 Rejected by Arabs
Making Original British Partition Arab and Jewish Lands
as Only Standing Agreement Supported in 1921 Arab League
and Zionist Congress Backed by British Crown as Valid

 

 

The wars fought and the lives lost and destroyed were all over a strip of land which would not make even a fair sized ranch in Texas. When one looks at the Arab and Muslim lands and the size that Israel takes out of it one realizes the seeming insanity of the idea that the Jews are conquering the Arab and Muslim lands and realizes the preposterousness of that idea shown below. That the world’s almost fifteen million Jews in the entire world are a threat to the almost two and a half billion Muslims is another idea which becomes all the more obvious when the numbers are written out one realizes Jews equal almost 15,000,000 against the Muslims numbering almost 2,500,000,000 and the difference is only going to increase unless something unforeseen were to occur. But reality is not what the entire argument is about, it is about the fight started by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini whose rallying cry was that the Jews were coming to hold satanic rituals and desecrate the al-Aqsa Mosque, a rallying cry which is familiar to anybody who pays attention to the actual words of Mahmoud Abbas as he whips up emotions (seen below in a clip from September 16, 2015 with English subtitles provided by MEMRI). The youths hearing the incitement will often take a kitchen knife and attack armed police and IDF soldiers throwing their lives away or, if they are fortunate, arrest and a prison term which will make them eligible for a salary from the Palestinian Authority which is commensurate on the number of Jews their assaults murdered. There have been cases of men assaulting Israeli forces and when appearing in court pleading guilty and demanding a more severe sentence as it will provide for their family better than they possibly could earn within the Palestinian Authority ruled areas.

 

 

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red making the relative size of Israel evident and consisting of under one percent of the land mass

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red

 

 

 

 

Another truth about the al-Aqsa Mosque is that there are near countless Mosques carrying that name all over the world. Furthermore, they all cannot have been the Mosque commemorating the location from which Mohammad took his midnight ride into the realms of Heaven and thus be the furthest Mosque as there can be only one true furthest Mosque. What would you say if somebody claimed the al-Aqsa Mosque looks like the Mosque pictured below? What if it was added that this al-Aqsa Mosque is the al-Aqsa Mosque in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States? That would be the truth as that is also a picture of an al-Aqsa Mosque as there are likely other Mosques carrying that name.

 

 

al-Aqsa Mosque in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

al-Aqsa Mosque in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 

 

There are numerous lies and misdirection about the Arab Israeli conflict as it was originally named before the Arab world decided it would serve their public relations better to formulate a weak Arab group which had been harmed by their losses in their wars to destroy Israel. They gained land but failed to destroy Israel in the initial war to drive the Jews into the sea as described by Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini when describing how the glorious armies of the Arab world were going to destroy Israel and kill or drive the Jews into the Sea in a matter of days after May 15, 1948 when they attacked the morning of Israel’s existence. Almost two years later and armistice lines had been accepted on all fronts with the Arab Armies of Egypt having gained the Gaza Strip from Israel and the armies of Jordan with assistance from Iraq and Saudi Arabian militaries holding parts of Judea and Samaria which Jordan renamed West Bank when they annexed them illegally. That was the true occupation of Judea and Samaria by Jordan and subsequently by the so-called Palestinians. Then there was the even more disastrous Arab showing in 1967 when they lost the Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula and the Israelis liberated Judea and Samaria. Then they lost again with the 1973 Yom Kippur War and there has not been another Arab war as they are attempting to gain as much lands as possible through the Palestinian ploy before attacking en-masse again. The entire precept of the Palestinian national movement is to weaken Israel by taking as much land or even destroying Israel through political means and once the Arabs have taken all they can possibly gain politically then the Palestinians will allow for Arab armies to mass on their borders of Israel along with other Arab forces presumably attacking from Egypt, Lebanon and Syria (though Syria is looking a bit troubled right now) making for the most advantageous front they have not seen since 1967 before the Six Day War. Did you know that in Egypt and Syria it had been taught that they won the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War and still Israel exists, remarkable. The truth here in the Middle East is what you can convince the rest of the world to believe and in Europe as well as other places around the globe people are willing to believe anything if it attacks the Jews, or the new Jew, the Jewish State, Israel.

 

This is what the real fight against all things Israel is really about, bring down the Jews. European and Arabian histories are replete with periods of sever anti-Semitism and outright genocidal persecution of the Jews where Jews either fled with whatever possessions they could carry in one or two suitcases. There have been years upon years when Jews lived with suitcases packed with their essentials even to the point that holy items such as prayer shawls, Shabbat candelabras and other religious items including books were only removed when needed and then immediately returned into the suitcases just in case a hasty departure were to become necessary. Often the Jews were set upon in the middle of the night and some would be fortunate to be awakened by the screams of neighbors and make their escape often running for two days before stopping, they were far more fit back then. Then they might need to move quickly just to stay ahead of the spreading pogroms hoping eventually to find safe shelter usually in a distant land where the troubles would be kept at bay by a friendly leader; but just as the Pharaoh’s had not heard of Jacob and his heart hardened towards the Jews, those leaders who protected them were soon to be followed by one whose problems were blamed on the Jews, especially if the problems were economic or disease. The reasoning for each was readily easy to see when reviewing the historical records and make little sense today but that is changing and changing fast. During many periods and in almost every place Jews were forbidden from owning land or even working lands owned by others as land meant wealth and power so the Jews lived in the towns and learned trades or worked as money lenders, the forerunners of banks. So when the economy soured it was obvious, the tradesman and money lenders were cheating charging too much or whatever and who were these cheats, the Jews. Never was it their fellow religionists’ who also worked at trades who cheated them, just the Jews. And when disease struck and spread the Jews were forced to live separate and thus made less contact with diseases outside their community and as the Jews are ordered as part of keeping kosher and keeping traditions they washed and bathed regularly and cleaned their homes weekly for the Sabbath and completely cleaned their homes of all leavened every year for Passover so they were never struck as severely when plagues or flu epidemics struck and thus it was obvious as less Jews died so they must have been responsible for the illness. What to do when it was the Jews who brought illness into the population, you burn Jews at the stake and that would even everything out and just as many Jews would be dead in the end.

 

 

Har Nof Synagogue Terror Attack which Murdered Four Rabbis and injured half a dozen worshipers and murdered a Druze policeman who attempted to save the other worshipers. This was the cartoon which festooned the Facebook pages and homepage of the Palestinian Authority as well as the Fatah Party homepage, both organizations headed by Mahmoud Abbas who has editorial approval for all posts presumably.

Har Nof Synagogue Terror Attack which Murdered Four Rabbis and injured half a dozen worshipers and murdered a Druze policeman who attempted to save the other worshipers. This was the cartoon which festooned the Facebook pages and homepage of the Palestinian Authority as well as the Fatah Party homepage, both organizations headed by Mahmoud Abbas who has editorial approval for all posts presumably.

 

 

This was also a theme in the last Gaza war when far fewer Jews were struck by the Hamas rockets as the Iron Dome intercepted the vast majority heading for populated areas and the Israelis kept track of the closest shelter or simply followed the crowds to the closest shelter whenever the Code Red Alarms sounded. The IDF set up away from populated areas while Hamas took great care in maximizing the numbers of fellow Arabs killed. Hamas would fire rockets from locations adjacent to shelters, schools and hospitals. They used human shields including grabbing children and using them as bulletproof vests knowing the IDF would not shoot them with a child in the line of fire. Hiding thusly did have limitations as artillery is less specific being an area of effect and not aimed at single targets but at weapons systems and troop massings. When IDF fighter jets were on bombing missions the IDF command would fly drones to give them a visual of the target and the pilot would require authorization immediately before dropping ordinance from headquarters and an assigned lawyer viewing the target to assure it was a legal target free of civilians to the best of his ability. But that did not stop many interviewers for news services from asking why the Jews did not die at the same numbers as the people of Gaza, they wanted to know where the dead Jews were and why there were so few. These were the same news reporters who stayed in Israeli hotels expressly because they had bomb shelters which were easily accessible in case of rocket attack and nobody asked where were the dead reporters, as that would have been ridiculous and ghoulish. There have been reports through friends and a smattering of news and editorials which have mentioned anti-Semitic assaults, slurs and other indignities being made using the Palestinian cause as their basis such as one I read about somewhere this past day from somewhere in Canada where a car full of youths yelled obscenities and threats at some Jews on their way walking to services this past Saturday ending their slurs with chants of live Palestine. There are too many sorrowful reports of Jews being assaulted by pro-Palestinian demonstrators on college and university campuses throughout the Western World largely in Europe, the United States, Australia and Canada. These reports are bad enough but the reports out of the Scandinavian countries, France, Belgium and Greece are purely frightening. This spreading insanity is again returning to a world all too receptive and it is all couched in the fuzzy warm blanket of pro-Palestinianism. Palestinian support is the shroud behind which the new anti-Semitism conceals themselves demanding their righteous anger as it is all Jews and not just Israelis who are persecuting the Palestinians. The sad truth is it is the leaders and the supportive organizers around the world who are the main persecutors of the Palestinian Arabs because it is the refusal to admit their use of these people as the club with which to punish and hopefully eventually destroy the Jews wiping them from the face of the planet and when they are done the Arabs who are now called Palestinians will end up no better off as the world will turn and walk away from them in an instance when they no longer serve their purpose. Proof wound come within six months should some miracle bring an agreement and peace broke out across Israel and Palestine and we really could finally just get to residing side-by-side in peace and security and respect one another and mutually work towards a mutually rewarding relationship, if only such would become true tomorrow morning, or better yet, this morning. Of course the Jew haters cannot allow such as they need their cloak of respectability as they cannot just simply hate the Jews outright as that would reveal their dark souls to the world at large.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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