Beyond the Cusp

July 7, 2016

Palestinian Arabs Pressing for Final Confrontation

 

We knew this day would eventually be upon us and now we see it cresting the horizon and slowly but inexorably approaching. The signs we expected to foreshadow this inevitability have come at us these past few weeks. The initial sign was the weakness of Israeli leadership as this will force a change in the top of any party desiring to have a future in Israeli politics. The Labor Party and those left of them whose only message is as it has been, Oslo, Oslo, Oslo and appeasement as the solution with love for all are lost in that haze. Likud is paralyzed by what could be defined as Bibi-hood where the party has been compromised and now serves the future of current Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Israeli version of the anointed one, the inevitable one just as Hillary Clinton was and is the only thing for the immediate future of the Democrat Party come hell or high water. That leaves numerous other parties and it will be the one that realizes the undertow growing into a swell in Israeli politics and excite this swell as it heads for the shores where it will wash clean Israeli politics and prove substantively transformational. The other sign was the immediate willingness for the aroused and instigative Arabs to take their rioting to the next level just as the suicide martyrs have taken their attacks up a level. These attacks have been the stabbing of a young girl in her bed as she slept and in the back by what can only be described as a soulless youth drenched in the blood libels and soaked with a hatred which knew only one expression, kill, kill and continue murdering until stopped by forces willing to equal the hate they face with a resolve to stop the trading murderer whose sanity had been stripped away by years of incitement and dehumanizing until he represented pure hatred with explosive results. Add to that the slaughter of a Rabbi and near death of his wife, she is still in intensive care and has awaken from her coma but is not out of the woods, in a drive by shooting attack which caused the vehicle driven by the young Rabbi to overturn with their teenage children still in the back seat. They were rescued by the one glimmer of hope in this week of tragedy, a former terror prisoner from the Israeli prison system who proved that once sobered and having their tether sliced an Arab terrorist can become a humanitarian as he pulled the children from the overturned vehicle and held them safely in his vehicle while awaiting emergency responders. He gave the children over to them for treatment for wounds, the daughter having suffered a gunshot and both children were injured in the wreck. The daughter remains in hospital along with her mother and the son has been released to adult siblings and the family has gathered to strengthen one another. This attack was one of what appears to be a growing assault upon Tel Aviv and its surrounding metropolitan area as this shooting took place in Netanya and follows the shootings in the downtown marketplace and restaurant recently.

 

The other main escalation played out starting on the Temple Mount where the Ramadan Rioting was on full display with Arab young adults and teens, stored steel bars, sizeable rocks, bricks and other projectiles and weapons used to assault primarily Jews who might have the audacity to visit the holiest place in the entire world for Jews as well as any Christians and other non-Muslim tourists who also offered their affront by walking the walkways and plazas that are the Temple Mount. The area from which these attacks would emerge and where their armory of weaponry was stored would to any reasonable person be viewed as a desecration of a holy place, but they used the al-Aqsa Mosque as their tactical headquarters, armory and retreat point knowing that the security personnel and law enforcement would not enter the Mosque during the ‘holy’ month of Ramadan. Perhaps when Mahmoud Abbas spoke of desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque by Jews what he meant was that the Palestinian Arabs were being forced to desecrate their holy site in order to take their war against Israel, Jews and the rest of the human race to the next level upon the Temple Mount a that was the one place they could use for such a purpose which would initially remain beyond the reach of security personnel and they know the only reason Palestinian Authority (PA) security personnel might enter the Mosque under pretense of assisting would be to arm the rioters with rifles as that would be the one means of doing so which would be next to impossible to prevent should Israel request assistance from the PA and such be granted. The PA security forces have had numerous occasions to open fire at unarmed Jews visiting holy sites such as Joseph’s Tomb (Kever Yoseph), Ruth’s Tomb (Kever Ruth), the Cave of the Patriarchs (Cave of Machpelah) and other holy sites and locations the Arabs control and thus believe no longer hold any significant holiness as they have been subsumed into Islam and no longer apply to other religions or peoples. This is the reasoning behind Mahmoud Abbas consistently referring to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as belonging to Islam and the PA as well as the continuous references to Jesus of Nazareth as the original Palestinian Martyr implying he was a Muslim, not a Jew or the Messiah of the Christians but merely a follower of Islam who when returning will be to announce the return and be the servant of Mohammad or the Mahdi.

 

What finally took the Temple Mount rioting to the final level was that after the Temple Mount was closed due to the rioting Arabs to visitations by Jews, tourists or anybody not Islamic the rioters then started throwing rocks and bricks from the Temple Mount over the Western Wall on the worshipers below slightly injuring a seventy-three-old woman before security personnel intervened thus preventing the rioters their last targets. This will likely be the next escalation and the one escalation which will eventually, sooner rather than later, result in a severe blowback. We foresee Prime Minister Netanyahu in exchange for promised peace on the Temple Mount turning over all security to initially joint patrols not only with Waqf security but PA security forces as well being permitted patrol responsibilities. This will soon lead to a few days of massive rioting where the rioters will only subsist when approached by PA security making the case worldwide for sole patrolling by the only responsible and respected PA security forces. This will open the path to the next phase of rioting which will be the hurling of rocks down from the Temple Mount onto the visitors and Jews praying below at the Western Wall, the Kotel. The height of these walls makes projectiles of any substantive size deadly projectiles and the people below helpless victims unable of mounting any defense other than a hasty retreat, which is the desired result. Once these attacks become as common as the rioting has on the Temple Mount and the Kotel is closed to Jews and non-Muslims for days and then weeks on end the claim will be made that this too is really only a Muslim holy site as the Jews abandoned it without any real effort to defend their rights so obviously it is not as important to Jews as it is holy to Islam. This was the method they used to force the surrender of Kever Yoseph and Kever Ruth and all the Christian holy sites of Bethlehem and are even doing so in Nazareth which is within the Green Line but has increasingly become a Muslim community pushing the Christians out by threat and even force such as stoning their properties and even fire bombings. The turning of other religions’ holy places into Mosques or other determined Islamic holy places such as was done with the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople after it fell and even the entire city of Constantinople as it was renamed Istanbul has been a mainstay of Islam in erasing all unIslamic sites. This is why we are starting to hear that Rome is an Islamic holy city and we can safely predict that if they should ever take complete control of the Temple Mount, Kotel, Old City of Jerusalem and the Mount Olives Cemetery, then Jerusalem will fall off the radar as being the third holiest city in all Islam, a title once held by Constantinople, and Rome, Vatican City in particular, which will become the third holiest city in Islam behind Mecca and Medina. The Mount Olives Cemetery where many of the Jewish Kings, Prophets and Prime Ministers as well as other luminaries and respected holy and secular figures would make its loss as bitter a pill as the rest of the losses coming apparently to Jerusalem if Israeli leadership does not toughen. Of course there have existed holy sites which were not capable of being Islmisized such as the Buddhas of Bamiyan which were carved out of a cliff face and were not able to be reestablished and thus were destroyed by the Taliban using many hundreds of pounds of high explosives completely erasing these massive carvings leaving two large empty indentation holes where they had stood.

 

The problem with the hurling down of rocks and eventually larger objects and potentially scalding liquids will set a point from which there can be no escape but only a stand taken. Once the Jewish public turns and demands a stand be taken and elect a government willing to listen to the people as a whole and not just the club set and high society dinner and party crowd from in and around Tel Aviv then an end will be forthcoming and it will not be pretty. The initial step will be the force holding of an election monitored by the Israelis with assists from the international community who will be invited to view the process but not interfere. Israel will take its option of disinviting certain known instigating figures who have proven their visceral hatred of all things Israel and possibly Jewish as well such as former President Carter, Ban Ki-moon, Richard A. Falk (and all others who have held the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967), other detestable United Nations representatives, many European Union and other continental political highhanded people, and other luminaries and they know who they may be. These elections will not be for a new parliament but for a set of representatives to represent the Arabs of Judea and Samaria in the negotiation of their return and possible eventual inclusion in the State of Israel as full citizens with complete rights. This person will represent the Arabs residing in these occupied areas, occupied not by Israel but from Israel as all the lands of Judea and Samaria are Israeli lands rightfully, legally and by right of treaties and their liberation in a defensive effort brought on by the Jordanian entry into the Six Day War late in the first day or early on Day two, despite pleadings by Israel informing the Jordanians that the Egyptian and Syria claims of great victory and closing on Tel Aviv were disinformation and outright lies.

 

Judea and Samaria, having been occupied for nineteen years from 1948 through to June of 1967 by Jordan, were finally liberated and reunited as an integral part of Israel once again as a result of the Six Day War. The war to take the Jewish ancient heartlands had begun before the British exit from the Holy Lands by Arab guerilla terror forces who arose in all parts of what was to become Israel murdering, rioting and destroying any equipment, provisions or fortifications they could in order to deny them to the Jews after independence. All of these actions before May 15, 1948 were executed with the intent of weakening the Jews in order to make them easier targets to be victims for the invading Arab armies which over a half dozen would converge in the massive invasion starting the very morning of Jewish independence in their homelands. These areas of Judea and Samaria had been forfeit when the Arab League refused the United Nations partition plan and instead opted for war thus nullifying the partition offer for all time as it was never a binding resolution to begin as it was a General Assembly proposition requiring both sides to acquiesce with the agreement up front or it would become nullified and voided should either side reject the offer. The Zionist Congress agreed to the proposal but the Arab League refused it opting for a war in which they won the lands of the Gaza Strip and Judean and Samarian lands which Jordan illegally annexed and renamed West Bank. The 1967 Six Day War and surprising and heralded victory by Israel liberated these lands and the rest, as it often said, is history.

 

The PA has been, with the complete knowledge, backing and funding of the United Nations, the European Union, individual European nations, Britain, United States, Arab States and others, running an indoctrination system in place of an education system. They have spent the past twenty years, since the September 1993 Oslo Accords returned lands to Palestinian control, indoctrinating the youth filling them with hatred and loathing not only against Israel but also Jews anywhere in the world. This has been aided by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) which also funneled funding from the Western World towards these subversive and disruptive teaching and other youth involving activities including sports, training camps and numerous other activities which turned the Arab population under their rule into a seething mass of violent hate. These schools, actually training facilities, indoctrinate the children with rejectionism of the right of Israel to exist, armed revolt with the intent to take by force of arms the whole entirety of the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism, Jihad, martyrdom, religious war, and the annihilation of the world’s Jews. This warfare indoctrination is continued in their media, news reports, editorials, recreational activities such as youth camps and sports teams, naming of streets and parks for terrorists, honoring of terrorists and especially martyred terrorists, dying for Allah, the denigration of Jews and Israelis as well as numerous other methods largely aimed at youths and young adults targeting the most impressionable amongst their population. Additionally, the PA leadership fully backs this horrific indoctrination of hate being fed the children much of which is reminiscent of the German and Japanese youth education and recreational activities during World War II. Both powers used indoctrination techniques which were as demonic as they were diabolically turning young children into psychopathic murder machines filled with unsubstantiated hatreds for all people not matching their idea of the perfect race. That same practice is alive and being utilized under the name of educating and caring for the youth of the PA and Hamas. The poisoned personalities are going to become the normal in PA areas as they are in other jihadi societies such as the areas now ruled by the Islamic State and areas closer to home even in Europe and across North America it is spreading. Soon Israel will need every inch of the lands presumably held solely for her state of the Jewish People guaranteed by numerous conferences, treaties and other promises. May 15, 1948 was supposed to be the first day of building a nation and instead turned rapidly into a desperate struggle to retain a homeland, a Biblical homeland finally being resettled by its indigenous population after almost two thousands of years strewn across the planet starting with the Roman dispersions and then the natural and unnatural ebb and flow of the world often sending the Jewish People ahead where others feared to initially tread. It was presumably a Jewish stowaway escaping the Spanish Inquisition on one of Columbus’s ships who was sent forth to greet and meet the interesting but strange people residing in the new lands.

 

The Arab claims to being indigenous in these lands is as false as their claims to the numerous holy sites and use of Israelite and Jewish histories as their own which is the degrading part which soils our true history with their contaminated claims. The Arabs and Islam did not arrive until the seventh century AD while the Jewish claims go back to 1100 B.C.E. or 1200 B.C.E. with King Saul and then King David, then King Solomon on down the road and before Kings were the Judges who were the enforcement of the Law as received at Mount Sinai. The Cave of Machpelah was purchased at a generous price by Abraham as a burial place for his wife Sarah and eventually his family through three generations and the patriarchal and matriarchal lineage of the Jewish People. This would have taken place closer to 3000 B.C.E. and the rest is in the Old Testament which has proven more and more to have been an accurate historical record of real events and not a set of literary moralizations used to teach children and people a set of laws for governing their society, which it also proved to be and would not be a bad idea for today with some modernizations. Abraham was not Islamic though they claim their heritage through Ishmael though even he was not a Muslim. The first Islamic was Muhammad in the Seventh Century. The Jewish people had already built the First and Second Temples; both destroyed and were still residing in numbers in and around Jerusalem and the Holy Lands as laid out in Torah and the Bible. Christianity had already branched from Judaism and had been practiced for over six-hundred years and Islam was not brought into the world directly from the lineage of Abraham as it was not adapted directly from Judaism and was initially a new means of uniting the disparate Arab communities and Muhammad knew he had to usurp either Christendom or the Jewish faith’s history and that is still in progress to this day. One of the problems is that the Quran does not compare well against the New or Old Testament as Judaism proselytizing is basically forbidden and quite a foreign process, Christianity is instructed to proselytize by telling the word of Jesus and his life, death and message and how he died fulfilling the Hebrew, Jewish, covenant thus creating a new covenant. Islam simply claims to be the final angelic inspired and dictated revelation and declares all before and after Muhammad’s Quran as invalid and void of meaning or Heaven given scripture. Islam claims the Quran replaces all previous holy teachings and is in no way a branch from the tree but is the tree. Of the three religions theoretically traced to Abraham, only Judaism is of a limited nature and seeks only to apply to Jews and largely, just those here in Israel once the ingathering is complete which means likely within a couple more generations. Judaism does not desire or demand to be applied to people outside of Judaism and suggests that any society would be sided to adopt the Noahic Code (see below). Judaism claim only the lands defined in the Bible, Old Testament, and does not desire to conquer the world or the peoples within, we simply are instructed to represent Hashem through our actions and act as a ‘light unto the nations’ inspiring people to want to live as a better people for their own sake.

 

Noahic Codes

Noahic Codes

 

That is it for Judaism, a small piece of land on which we will eventually get it correct and live as an example for others and to perform good deeds, make discoveries and share their benefits with all mankind. We have aided or made significant contributions that many are not aware that the Jews were instrumental and often they were Israelis as well. When the world has a catastrophe whether caused by nature’s forces such as tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, or any other such natural disaster or human caused disasters such as nuclear plant meltdown or warfare, Israel is often the first one arriving with care givers, search and rescue, medical, psychological, and always with a field hospital. Israel was amongst the first in Haiti, Japan, Philippines, United States and other places. In Nepal the Israelis were the first in, the only full-function field hospital, and the last to leave and located every single Israel known to be in the area affected. When in the Philippines there was a reporter who went to a village the Philippine government claimed was not and had never received aid and when the reporter arrived they were greeted by the Israeli caregivers who had set up a clinic and would not leave until they had trained the villagers on the proper use of the equipment they left behind for their use. The Israelis even sent a team a year on to see how the little village was doing and they were rewarded with great affections and special treatment including a village festival feast. This is the Israel we know but which is not told and instead Israel is demonized despite what she does or because as others feel threatened because when people help and go to such lengths to make life better for every soul they meet, they believe there has to be some sinister reason behind it as people do not help in such a manner. Israelis do and so do many charitable Christian, Buddhist and other religious organizations. We believe it is because Israel is so demonized that facing this reality leaves people confused and then they manufacture some ulterior motive such as Israel is this helpful and gives so freely because they have a guilty conscience about how they treat the Palestinians.

 

Treat the Palestinians? We treat them regularly in our hospitals. We have treated Mahmoud Abbas’s mother and in-laws. We treated Haniyeh’s wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and grandmother in Israeli hospitals. Earlier this year Abbas made the claim that a young Arab Palestinian boy, who had severely wounded a thirteen-year-old Israeli boy just before he assaulted an armed enforcement officer who shot him, had died, murdered by an overzealous Israeli police officer as he was only fifteen-years-old, despite knowing he was alive and being treated by the Israelis (picture of boy in hospital below included video). Captured CCTV videos show the progressions of attempted attacks to attack on 13 year old Israeli boy at top of screen in street outside store and finally the older cousins charge security personnel, knife raised in obvious intent to stab one of the officers who responded, and he is shot.

 

 

Un-murdered Palestinian Youth Mahmoud Abbas Claimed was Brutally Murdered by Overreaching Israeli Police Without Cause Denies Knifings and Terror Attack on Thirteen year old Israeli Boy Moments Before Police Attacked

Un-murdered Palestinian Youth Mahmoud Abbas Claimed
was Brutally Murdered by Overreaching Israeli Police
Without Cause Denies Knifing and Terror Attack on
Thirteen year old Israeli Boy Moments Before Police
Attacked Source for Image can be Viewed here.

 

In conclusion, these attacks have been promised to increase in numbers and severity with the added threat that suicide and terror bombings are going to return on a regular basis in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashdod, Ashkelon and other major cities across Israel. Hamas has promised rocket and missile attacks to continue and Hezballah is threatening massive rocket and missile attacks as has a General from the IRGC while Mahmoud Abbas and the PA continue to ramp their incitement and worship of death and destruction along with their hatred of life finding life to not be special except in how it is thrown away and throwing it away in an attempt to kill Jews is considered the highest accomplishment and this is reinforced through daily indoctrinations and incitements which flood the Television and Radio, especially children’s shows, and is a mainstay of their education and recreational systems where teen and youths often act out murdering Jews as part of graduation ceremonies and other celebratory events where they often list and laud suicide bombers. Theirs is not a truly functional society and will remain as such as this indoctrination and incitement has been carried on for twenty years corrupting two generations of children with a death culture in place of a real life and ambitions to build and invent not kill and destroy. It will take decades once the system has been torn down and the PA removed and Israel reestablishing rightful ownership. The sooner Israel performs what we all know is the inevitable end of this fiasco, this farce called Oslo which died before the ink was dried on the signatures. It was highly surprising when Arafat signed the Oslo Accords that they did not immediately go up in flames. But that they did before even being photocopied and filed. End the farce now and possibly save the next generation of Arab children from the PA and its murderer factories.

 

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April 18, 2016

Netanyahu’s Risky Response to World Threats

 

There have been the usual threats and accusations along with rumors and rumors of rumors all of which indicate the possible move announced through trial balloons may be the biggest threat of them all. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has again found no problems in Syria, well, one general denunciation of the needless violence, no such complaints or other commentaries on Iraq, Iran, Cuba, North Korea or any of the other spots on the globe except for a number of mentions of supposed Israeli wrongs. Israel was blamed for spousal violence and honor killings in Gaza and the Palestinian Territories as apparently the presence of IDF troops assisting in keeping the calm and Abbas in power in the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) was the driving cause. There were other minor complaints which can be generally placed under the same old same old perfidies accused of Israel all stemming from the mere existence of the Jewish State.

 

 

Obama and Abbas together again and plotting on what to hatch on Netanyahu who is necessarily wary

 

But the United Nations has been busy on another front, the front of historic and significant places. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has determined the historic relevance of the Temple Mount, the Mosques, Churches and Shrine upon it, the Western Wall and Plaza and all surrounding areas are of solely Islamic origins. Apparently the wall built by Herod in the years before the start of the Gregorian calendar was actually built solely for Muhammad to tie up his first magic steed which transported him in his dream to the farthest Mosque, which happened to be present despite not being built for another two to three centuries where he strode upon second magical beast which carries him through the planes of Heaven where he met Moses, Gabriel, Abraham and a who’s who of Biblical greats and Allah as well where he was bid to write the Quran which would eventually be understood by the great sages of Islam instructed them to spread Islam across the face of the Earth until it was the sole religion putting to the sword all others in a final struggle.

 

Such decrees from UNESCO are not new and have the same weight as a feather blowing in the winds of war in Syria had of ending that carnage any time soon. Still, when these are added to the rest, we wonder why the Catholic Church and the other Christian religions who are bid to care for the holy Christian Churches on the Temple Mount which were included in the general gifting of the entire area and transforming those as well into Muslim shrines are not up in arms. The same can be asked of the Israeli government and Jewish Chief Rabbis; where are their protests and indignations? Meanwhile there is the idea that the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) may be pulled from their presence in Area A of the West Bank where they have assisted the Palestinian Security Forces with subduing terrorism including any attempts by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and we can guess potentially the Islamic State from toppling Mahmoud Abbas and setting up shop launching suicide bombers and rockets into Israel and other violences including the favorite pastime of hurling rocks through the windshields of passing vehicles in attempts to crash the vehicles and kill its occupants. One can only wonder where the impetus for such an idea could have arisen.

 

There was that interesting idea flushed out in the Huffington Post article titled To Save His Middle East Legacy, Obama Must Recognise a Palestinian State Now written by Ibrahim Fraihat, a Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center and Affiliate Scholar at Georgetown University in Qatar. In the article it was put forth that President Obama should recognize Palestine declaring its existence and potentially its borders as a final stab at preserving any legacy for President Obama in the Middle East, to finally earn his Nobel Peace Prize apparently given him in the promise that he would establish Palestine, and make a final, in your face, insult to pay back Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for his insults and actively campaigning in the United States for the Republicans against President Obama in his bid for his second term. It also stated that the United States would eventually recognize Palestine and why should President Obama allow such a great prize slip through his fingers and fall to some subsequent President. The piece de resistance was noting how once leaving office Presidents and other high officials from the United States government had all readjusted their positions on Israel and the Palestinians after leaving office and no longer falling under the pressures and influences of that eternal damnation (extra descriptors from our impressions) of the Israel Lobby. The prime example coming from that fairest of judges, Jimmy, Israel and the Jews be damned, Carter who never missed an opportunity to pile more grief and shames upon Israel at every turn.

 

Add the UNESCO rulings, the Human Rights constant irritations, the Huffington Post floating an idea for President Obama and the pulling of IDF troops from Area A allowing for the possible declaration of that area, the one guaranteed the Palestinians in the Oslo Accords where Area C was preserved for Israeli expansion and Area B was to be donated as to who got what and the then required borders which such would imply. The immediate reaction came from Yair Lapid among others who view themselves as Israel’s next Prime Minister warning of renewed suicide bombings, buses exploding on the streets of Tel Aviv and throughout Israel and a terror wave of unprecedented proportions as these attacks could now be organized and launched without the usual IDF and Shin Bet intelligence warning of the imminent attacks. May these warning be nothing more than political maneuvering and second guessing, there still is a grain of truth but Israel would not likely be the initial target, and there is the fly in the ointment. Without the IDF and other intelligence gathering there is a distinct possibility, some might say likelihood, that Hamas, or worse, Islamic State could launch a successful coup potentially using many of those exact same Palestinian Security Forces to assist their takeover. Where would the United Nations, European Union and all the other myriad of forces be in blaming Israel for such an eventuality and the instituting of a true and recognized terrorist takeover in the Palestinian governance? This would result in the unbelievable response where Hamas would be recognized as now being the new democratically chosen leaders and Gaza would no longer be that threat thus leading to demands for Israel to lift the embargo. But wait a moment, was there not a mention out of Turkey that Netanyahu had promised to lift the embargo and assist Turkey in building a sea port in Gaza as part of the reconciliation between the two nations. That simply places the cherry atop the giant ice cream sundae which apparently is in the offing if all these floated ideas come to fruition.

 

As to how much of this is valid we can only guess. The IDF pull back from Area A is very doable and would not particularly be a disaster and actually only an inconvenience in the loss of intelligence which would be nowhere near as serious as some have implied. The real danger of an IDF pullout is the possibility that Abbas would lose control and be replaced by somebody or some group worse than the Palestinian Authority. One must remember that the actually elected Palestinian Parliament has a majority of Hamas and allied ministers which would imply their having the real support in the West Bank, or at the least in Area A. The latest polling out of Gaza show the majority of the people asked actually called for the replacement of Hamas by anybody more attuned to their needs and less concerned with terror tunnels and rocket construction and more dedicated to rebuilding their homes and shopping areas and the rest of the destruction which has been all but ignored as the lion’s share of the concrete and building materials have indeed gone into terrorist infrastructure and largely tunnels which have been collapsing with an unbelievable frequency. It is notable that the people of Gaza have tired of the war every two to three years against Israel where Hamas assures the maximalist damage and the minimalist repair afterwards such that the next conflict starts with great photoshoots of destruction already in place before Israel fires their first salvo. How absolutely convenient if you are the media seeking a story condemning Israel or Hamas assuring their narrative of woe has a maximalist effect with the aid of the media.

 

All of these items start with the truths of the United Nations through UNESCO and the UNHRC and their decisions condemning Israel and all Israeli claims especially to any religious or historical sites. The declaration of the entirety of the Temple Mount and surroundings is right in step with the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Leah are all buried in the cave which Abraham bought using foreign monies so as to differentiate his claims from that of the Canaanites. That along with Rachel’s Tomb and Jacob’s tomb have all been designated Islamic holy sites if memory serves us correctly (validations or corrections would be accepted and appreciated). The article calling on President Obama to recognize Palestine though containing numerous and generous falsehoods is real and the rumor of an imminent IDF pull back from Area A is also real. What they all add up to is anybody’s conjecture and one is as good as any other unless you possess the demonstrable predictive powers of a Nostradamus, through writing in cryptic quatrains assisted in his being applied to any and every situation or event or more. Finally, any conclusions which imply the end of the Jewish State are great exaggerations with absolutely no connection to reality as we are not going anywhere, period. Lastly, the future is the one item where any prediction is usually malleable enough to at least contain a grain of truth otherwise who would believe them other than those already firmly in the camp from whence such preposterous prediction arise. One of our favorites for consistency is indeed former President Jimmy Carter who will always denounce Israel and praise Cuba, what a man of foresight, everything he represents is basically upside down and consistently so. He and the United Nations are two institutions where you can hardly ever go wrong opposing.

 

For your viewing pleasure, here is an outtake from the latest CNN Democrat Presidential debate where Hillary and Bernie square off over Israel, enjoy and do not take anything said by Hillary as denoting actual policies she would enact. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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April 8, 2016

Sanders Foreign Policies Even Worse than Obama

 

Democrat candidate for President attempting to catch and pass Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, has less foreign policy knowledge and absolutely no grasp of the Arab Israeli conflict beyond that of President Obama and Possibly even former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. His knowledge on these issues and others were illuminated by the Washington Post using an interview from the transcript from the New York Daily News interview by their editorial board. We took both and other commentaries and attempted to choose those items which we found the most revealing concerning those items we here hold in value. We will attempt to use his own words wherever convenient and not overly challenging.

 

One somewhat rare plus was Senator Sanders answer to the question of whether Israel should be left as a Jewish State to which he replied “Of course (pauses) that’s the status quo.” From here things get murky at best and otherwise troubling. After some urging Senator Sanders finally fleshed out some visions he holds including this quote, “Here’s the main point that I want to make. I lived in Israel. I have family in Israel. I believe 100% not only in Israel’s right to exist, a right to exist in peace and security without having to face terrorist attacks. But from the United States’ point of view, I think, long-term, we cannot ignore the reality that you have large numbers of Palestinians who are suffering now, poverty rate off the charts, unemployment off the charts, Gaza remaining a destroyed area. And I think that for long-term peace in that region, and God knows nobody has been successful in that for 60 years, but there are good people on both sides, and Israel is not, cannot, just simply expand when it wants to expand with new settlements. So I think the United States has got to help work with the Palestinian people as well. I think that is the path toward peace.”

 

Uncle Bernie Wants You

Uncle Bernie Wants You

 

Well, that does leave some wiggle room for policies that range from full support for Israel to Israel needs to save the Arab Palestinians from their own leadership. Israel must make sure that the Arab Palestinians have sufficient employment, reasonably priced homes and apartments, sufficient resources and plenty of opportunities and fiscal success. That would be the same as demanding that the British assure the economies, health, and general prosperity of the Australians, Indians, Pakistani, Americans, Israelis, Jordanians and all their other colonies succeeded when they were granted freedom and self-government and France do the same for her colonies and the Spanish and Portuguese all supported and maintained a functioning economy and government and the people had health care and everything at a similar level as is available in the colonizing nation. This expectation is ridiculous beyond measure as Israel was herself a colony which suffered an assault intent on genocide immediately starting on the morning of Israeli independence where Israel lost the areas which would come to be known as the Gaza Strip and West Bank. This thinking falls into the trap that the Jews of Israel having worked and established successful businesses and making revolutionary discoveries, new software and hardware, innovative medical procedures, and developed a system which provides opportunity to develop intuitive new concepts allowing for intellectual freedoms leading to successful ventures but the world, including Bernie Sanders, see Israeli success as stealing opportunity from their Arab neighbors who are impoverished because if Israeli success. Such reasoning is insane as well as faulty.

 

When Bernie Sanders was challenged on the 2014 Gaza War he danced with great skill around committing to supporting one side or the other. Eventually a longer answer which had some red meat to it was presented. When asked pointedly, “And I’m going to look at 2014, which was the latest conflict. What should Israel have done instead?” where Bernie struck forth replying that, “You’re asking me now to make not only decisions for the Israeli government but for the Israeli military, and I don’t quite think I’m qualified to make decisions. But I think it is fair to say that the level of attacks against civilian areas…and I do know that the Palestinians, some of them, were using civilian areas to launch missiles. Makes it very difficult. But I think most international observers would say that the attacks against Gaza were indiscriminate and that a lot of innocent people were killed who should not have been killed. Look, we are living, for better or worse, in a world of high technology, whether it’s drones out there that could, you know, take your nose off, and Israel has that technology. And I think there is a general belief that, with that technology, they could have been more discriminate in terms of taking out weapons that were threatening them.” And when the New York Daily News pressed further on the Gaza conflict of 2014 and the Arab Palestinian casualties Bernie provided a slightly deeper view stating, “I don’t have it in my number…but I think it’s over 10,000. My understanding is that a whole lot of apartment houses were leveled. Hospitals, I think, were bombed. So yeah, I do believe and I don’t think I’m alone in believing that Israel’s force was more indiscriminate than it should have been.”

 

Bernie Sanders Says, “Shhh, Quiet it's a Secret”

Bernie Sanders Says, “Shhh, Quiet it’s a Secret”

 

These are the most egregious quotes from the transcript that we found with simply a cursory review doing a few simple searches for keywords such as Gaza, Israel, Human Rights and Crimes. The real root problem of Senator Sanders making such statements derives not from any validity that they might have, nor from the fact that these claims are coming from a candidate for President of the United States as they have because they come from the Jewish candidate for President of the United States. That fact makes these statements all the more credible and gives them the veneer of truth and places their validity beyond repute making them valid and truthful accusations because of their source more than anything else. When Bernie Sanders uses such statements that place the number of civilians killed, and he may as well say murdered, by the IDF at 10,000; even though he qualified it with the fact that he did not have the exact number and was working from memory, it validates that number as a point any detractor of Israel can now use with impunity. Add the rest of the quote which reads, “My understanding is that a whole lot of apartment houses were leveled. Hospitals, I think, were bombed. So yeah, I do believe and I don’t think I’m alone in believing that Israel’s force was more indiscriminate than it should have been and now you have the makings of admitted war crimes by the IDF.” And add in the earlier quote where Senator Sanders stated, “You’re asking me now to make not only decisions for the Israeli government but for the Israeli military, and I don’t quite think I’m qualified to make decisions. But I think it is fair to say that the level of attacks against civilian areas…and I do know that the Palestinians, some of them, were using civilian areas to launch missiles. Makes it very difficult. But I think most international observers would say that the attacks against Gaza were indiscriminate and that a lot of innocent people were killed who should not have been killed,” and that simply adds more fuel to the fire. It will not matter that Senator Sanders is not an expert or that he is not an ardent supporter of Israel or that he has voted against Israel funding and defense packages as his desired use for such funding is in social spending and domestic spending and he would all but cancel all defense spending in favor of his pet social issues spending is all meaningless. The only thing which those who oppose Israel Defense Force actions and Israel generally will see is the Jewish candidate has made these accusations thus they will take on a life of their own and these quotes will be used everywhere as they can be quoted in context with no fear that Israel’s defenders can cut them down when they can be attributed to Senator Bernie Sanders.

 

This is part and parcel of the problem with much of what Senator Sanders says on the campaign trail where he plays fast and loose with facts and factoids which it often appears he just makes up figures and his own facts using anything which will sound right and further his campaign. Should these facts and figures result in throwing Israel under the bus, then it must really suck to be Israel as all is fair in the arena of the hunt for that November candidacy spot on the ballots. These quotes we found here all came from a transcript which has been published and is now a part of the public record and there is nothing that can be said which will erase or excuse the fact that they have been added to the arsenal of quotes which will now be used repeatedly with the full veneer of truth. There are those who claim rightfully that Israel does not spend sufficient time, money or effort to counter the many mistruths, half-truths and outright lies which are spread far and wide against the Jewish State. Where such is a valid point, statements such as these by the Jewish Presidential candidate and you have something which cuts much deeper, the seeming proof due to their source. Senator Sanders making such statements would grant such statements validity but Jewish Presidential candidate Bernie and these accusations take on a life of their own and can now be used with impunity claiming them to be the gospel truth. Where we would not think to demand that Senator and Presidential candidate Sanders state, though we wish we could invalidate some of his statements, full and uncompromised support for Israel, antagonism is not a supportive policy position. Even if we were to have the reach his statements have, we would not have the instant credibility he gives to them simply by his being Jewish. Such things and truths about facts are not fair but then that is life and life never was promised to be fair. When Senator Sanders talks, there are legions of Israel’s detractors who are documenting his every expressed factoid as the gospel truth as only a Jew could express them. It matters not if Bernie expresses truth or simply grabs numbers from the thin air, either way his statements will be quoted time and again and marked up as truth and no amount of proof will be capable of erasing their stains on the reputation of Israel or her soldiers. That is the crime here, and it is a crime, will be the irrefutable truth set in stone by the Sanders campaign and the listings of the presumed crimes committed by Israel, the IDF and in their name as attributed by the Sanders campaign. The entire election taken into consideration, there is but one currently viable candidate who fully supports Israel, and it just had to be Ted Cruz, didn’t it.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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