Beyond the Cusp

October 31, 2015

The Situation and a Possible Cure

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On Thursday a group of representatives of Abbas’s Fatah Party met in Beirut with Khaled Mashaal along with other representatives from Hamas in both Gaza and Judea and Samaria and discussed ways to expand the Stabbing Intifada against Israel. Mahmoud Abbas, whether he was present at this meeting or not, has been stoking the Stabbing Intifada from day one with his demands that Arab Palestinians do whatever might be necessary including rioting, excessive violence even against law enforcement, screaming and assaulting any Jews who decide to brave the stinging insults and screaming shrillness of outrageous women of the Ribat swarming and swearing with accompanied ululating intending to intimidate and at the least breaking any hope of a pleasurable experience and have in the past two months even assaulted with their assaults classes of elementary school children on class trips and families who were attempting on making their annual Jewish New Year’s visit to the most holy site for all Jerusalem with their children with some very young children who may have nightmares due to the treatment thrown at their family with the viciousness of intent filled with hatreds. Then there have been the stabbings, vehicular ramming attacks, stone attacks, shootings, muggings, firebombings and full on mass attacks against security forces on the Temple Mount often for days on end using various weapons including steel rods, bats, Molotov cocktails, rocks, cinder blocks, and usage of their holy al-Aqsa Mosque as a base of operations, weapons armory, planning area, fortress and turning the insides into a corrupted and dishonored place which had been subjected to insults and disregard beyond imagination if the pictures below had not been made to witness the desecrations at the hands of the Arabs themselves.

 

 

Armory al-Aqsa Mosque Desecrated by making it a fortified base from which to launch rioting

 

 

Basket of Bricks used as ammunition for throwing at security police during riots

Basket of Bricks used as ammunition for throwing at security police during riots

 

 

Scene inside Muslim revered holy site the al Aqsa Mosque which has been desecrated as having been reduce to an ammunition and safe attack rally point for riots and assaults on Police and Jews visiting Temple Mount

Scene inside Muslim revered holy site the al Aqsa Mosque which has been desecrated as having been reduce to an ammunition and safe attack rally point for riots and assaults on Police and Jews visiting Temple Mount

 

 

 

 

terrorists and rioters taking a rest break before rejoining the fracas

 

These images above reflect the disregard shown the al-Aqsa Mosque by Arab Palestinians, members of Fatah, the Arab Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and lastly the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades who take their name from the very place they treat without any sense of reverence or respect. With such treatment by Muslims to their own holy site it is little wonder how they can be equally cavalier and uncaring when it comes to holy sites, institutions and structures of other religions for which they have always shown nothing short of scorn, defamations, desecrations, and transmogrification into an Islamic shrine replacing the religious structures of other faiths within the lands they conquer or simply destroying the religious buildings, shrines and holy sites all as part of their intention of replacing all religions and forcing all to convert or die, some claim except for Jews who will be given no choice and no quarter, just a path resulting in death. Their absorbing other faiths’ religious sites was just made evident at the special session of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) where they granted the PA request that the Cave of the Patriarchs and Kever Rachel (Rachel’s Tomb) be made World Heritage Sites assigned to the PA and registered as Mosques. The Cave of the Patriarchs has the bodies entombed there of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Leah of which only Abraham had any historic place in Islam while all of these are patriarchal forefathers of Judaism and as such also Christianity and Ruth has only a Jewish, thus Christian, history and was in no manner related in any way to Islam but they are now as far as the United nations are concerned Islamic sites entrusted to the PA for their repairs and for Islamic prayer solely if the PA should decide to such order using this decision as their authorization. This recent decision reveals the complete insensitivity and lack of integrity of the United Nations (UN) and the complete lack of a moral compass of both the PA and the UN when it comes to recognizing other religious rights and histories and determining such to be secondary to the usurpation of all religious sites and institutions by Islam as if the UN has decided that the desires, claims and rights of Islam supercede all other religions and especially Judaism. This should come as no surprise as the UN General Assembly has denounced Israel even going so far as to declare that Zionism, the desire of Jews to return to live in their ancestral homelands, was actually a form of racism and there have been consideration in the past which were only tabled as they would never have passed without the use of veto powers in the Security Council, though they have received passage as motions of intent and demanding the Security Council debate the motion and, as noted, only withdrawn when the United States and at times others to veto or when unable to gather sufficient votes for passage, the move to withdraw and revoke General Assembly 181 in as far as it recognized the right for a Jewish State to be formed within the remaining lands of the British Mandate which lay between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea which represented a mere twenty-two percent of the original British Mandate after the lands west of the river were stripped away from the lands for the Jewish State to form an Arab Palestinian State of what is now known as Jordan. When the British and the Zionist Congress came to an agreement to allow for the formation of Jordan (Transjordan at that time in 1922) the British swore that the remaining lands west of the river were to be sacrosanct and reserved solely for the formation of a Jewish State, something they appear to have decided was no longer in their interest as they supported partitioning the lands and abrogating their sworn agreements with the Zionist Congress and the Jewish People. The actual planned divide which the two parties came to an agreement over is pictured below.

 

 

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

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

 

 

Meanwhile, Abbas has also visited the UN requesting that international troops be sent to protect the Arabs when they are assaulting Jews and other Israeli citizens with homicidal rage and intents from being arrested or when they attack police when demanded to drop their weapons or when they initially attack IDF or law enforcement personnel and especially once they have murdered or injured victims be they soldiers, police or innocent civilians and when they refuse to halt and continue their assaults and they are shot, Abbas is demanding international forces to interfere with Israeli law enforcement preventing them from performing their responsibilities to the Israeli public. Perhaps a picture will save everyone reading a thousand words and might give a better idea of the rocks being hurled at IDF soldiers, vehicles on the highways and byways, or thrown at any target which presents itself as a target of opportunity.

 

 

Rocks and boulders and hurled at and into vehicles with Israeli plates injuring a fair number and causing fatalities as well

 

 

Rock which Came Through Windows into Passenger Compartment was Just One of Many See Next Picture for Rock Almost Striking Child Landing in Child Seat

Rock which Came Through Windows
into Passenger Compartment was Just
One of Many See Next Picture for Rock
Almost Striking Child Landing in Child Seat

 

 

Rock Almost Striking Child Landing in Child Seat after crashing through Side Window and Barely Missing Mother in Front Seat

Rock Almost Striking Child Landing
in Child Seat after crashing through
Side Window and Barely Missing
Mother in Front Seat

 

 

The attacks will continue though much of the media coverage will slowly wane as the stabbings take on the seeming normalness as reporting on the numerous stabbing day in and day out will never clear the editors’ desks unless taking a greater number of lives in a single day or short number of days. The stabbings are already becoming the new normal which is why the meeting between Fatah members and members including one of the top officials from Hamas in Beirut. Hamas had been demanding that the attacks take on a more deadly venue calling for homicidal suicide bombers and for the knife wielders to poison their blades so as to make them more lethal and to not allow for victims to reach the hospitals in time. The truth is that the meeting in the Lebanese Capital could have also included Hezballah who hopefully have more than they can handle on their plates already with the war in Syria, units of their members in Yemen assisting the Houthis along with the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) and additional units in Iraq assisting with the war on the Islamic State and any other Sunnis they may encounter. The one potential result of the meeting between Fatah representing the PA and Hamas whose influence includes Islamic Jihad might prove to be rockets fired from out of Gaza though Hamas did claim that such would be counterproductive as it might take away from the emphasis on the stabbing, rock throwing, firebombing, vehicular assaulting, shooting, rioting and other attacks all being part of the Third or Stabbing Intifada. After all, Hamas would never desire to overshadow Fatah and prove to be the true representatives who are fighting against the Zionist entity after all, would they? Well, actually we all know that any agreement between Fatah and the PA with Hamas and Islamic Jihad would be lucky if the ink from any signatures, as if they would ever be so formal, would have the time to dry before one side or the other broke with whatever was agreed upon. These groups are not exactly known for their ability to keep their word whether it be with the Israelis or each other. Time will tell and as long as Israel is suffering at least a half dozen or more, often over a dozen knife wielding attacks a day, then we will likely include references and reports on the worst of the assaults.

 

When the day arrives that the Israeli leadership performs their duty and takes the required steps to assure the safety of the people, that will be a banner day which will allow great joys here at BTC but until then we will suggest they wake-up and smell the horrific state of affairs all because they thought that by giving away lands which according to all International Laws and all that is holy is rightfully assigned to the Jewish People into their care and stewardship as the lands belong to Hashem and we are but his servants who will be granted wellbeing for as long as we adhere to Torah and keep our covenant which we agreed to do at Mount Sinai when after Hashem brought us, including myself and every Jew alive today, out from bondage in Egypt and before Hashem even gave us a single law while we trembled at the foot of that holy mountain we said as if in one great and loud voice, “All that the Lord spoke we will do and we will hear” (יֹּאמְרוּ כֹּל אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהֹוָה נַעֲשֶׂה וְנִשְׁמָע). Perhaps the time has come to listen for what has in times past been a booming voice which made the mountains tremble, the seas roil and the sky split in two is not more often a quiet voice which can only be heard by quietly listening and concentrating very hard, perhaps Israeli leaders need some quiet time to pray and listen, especially listen and as our forefathers swore, listen and obey and then wait for the worlds which will follow from Hashem as He answers those who honestly call upon Him and honestly desire His guidance, Baruch Hashem.

 

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September 1, 2015

Time for Israel to Be for Israel

 

The time has more than come for Israel to be for Israel and simply do that which will best serve Israelis and the nation of Israel. We know full well what the Arabs will not rest until they have attained, and that is the destruction of Israel and either the subjugation and oppression of the Jews of Israel or possibly a second Shoah, a second Holocaust. We further understand that should Israel fail that it would likely be the death knell tolling for Judaism worldwide. There is no solution to the Arab problem that will result in an end to their terrorism and constant assaults on our people. We have witnessed this from their actions. We have witnessed it by reading the material they use to educate their children to continue the war without end. We have witnessed it through their claims on all of our holy sites which in fact predate Islam but they attempt to claim them as Islamic sites. We have witnessed the willingness of the United Nations to coddle and accept that the eventuality they must support is the subjugation or elimination of the Jewish People and of our national homeland of Eretz Yisroel, of Israel for those demanding the vernacular reference. There being no compromise which would satisfy the Arabs, the only satisfactory result then is to comply with their wish that all the rest of what remains of our recognized and rightful claims to our legal and defined by treaty and reinforced by our Biblical defined lands be kept as a single nation; we simply need to take complete control over these lands.

 

 

Eretz Yisroel the Israel Solution to Problems is One State Solution with Citizenship for Anybody Who Desires Living in Peace with Equal Rights Responsibilities and Worshiping as One Pleases

Eretz Yisroel the Israel Solution to Problems is One State Solution with Citizenship for Anybody Who Desires Living in Peace with Equal Rights Responsibilities and Worshiping as One Pleases

 

 

The first and biggest challenge to the formal implementation of claiming that which is defined by the San Remo Conference and all ensuing guarantees and final determinations accepted by the world through the League of Nations and by that through the United Nations, we will be tasked and challenged to come up with a satisfactory plan for the Arabs who claim to be an independent nation of Palestine. The offer we should allow is the gifting of the areas defined as their lands under both political and presumably all other manners as indisputably their lands; Area A and the attached areas from Area B should be proportioned as a semi-autonomous region which will remain as the Palestinian territory under semi-autonomous self-rule and defended against any infiltration or act of war against their semi-autonomous lands by the IDF. These lands are theirs for as long as they take no action against Israel or allow for terror strikes to be coming from their semi-autonomous region; otherwise, they will have forsaken their claim to live peaceably with the people of Israel and at such time that our living together has been proven by acts of terror to be impossible, then impossible it is.

 

Once this has become the proof, then Israel will do that which Israel must do and we will terminate the state of allowing any semi-autonomous regions within our lands and reestablish our rightful claims to the lands of Judea and Samaria and the Arabs who claim “Palestinian Identity” will be given an offer of accepting a fair price for their lands and a generous additional stipulation as a resettlement award and free airfare for them and the shipping by most expedient manner of their personal possessions and they will have forfeit any claims to a connection of the lands within the nation of Israel. Should the Arabs desire to remain and live within the nation of Israel, we will welcome them much the same as any nation would accept a number of people living within their borders and are dead set to destroy your nation would do, expel those who refuse to live peaceably despite it being a monstrous act. And as far as it being an inhospitable solution, by doing so we are making the land safe for everyone else. That is the sole acceptable behavior as the representatives of those blessed to reestablishment of the nation of Israel. We would likely, as a nation and responsible People, grant the Arabs some manner of acceptance and admittance to the nation of Israel.

 

 

Eretz Yisroel from back in the time immediately after Exodus and before the additional conquest by King David and King Solomon with the original division of the lands between the Tribes covering both sides of the Jordan River. The Israelis and Jews in general could attempt to demand that Eretz Yisroel, the Land of Israel be made whole as was First Apportioned by Hashem.

Eretz Yisroel from back in the time immediately after Exodus and before the additional conquest by King David and King Solomon with the original division of the lands between the Tribes covering both sides of the Jordan River. The Israelis and Jews in general could attempt to demand that Eretz Yisroel, the Land of Israel be made whole as was First Apportioned by Hashem.

 

 

 

Needless to point out that we would not be accepting them as an enemy within our borders dead set on the destruction of our nation, but we could be accepting of granting them a home. We would instead accept them as Israeli citizens with all the rights as Israeli citizens once they have completed the required courses in our People’s history and the righteousness of our claims to these lands. Upon completing such an education and proving their having understood and accepted our ownership of the lands of Israel, they will be rewarded a trial citizenship status which will permit their voting in regional elections for the towns designated as regions permitted them within Israel. They would be informed that any act against the nation and the peoples of Israel could and very likely would result in their entire family being deported. We must make it understood that we as the proper and legal nation in these lands have taken control of our entire lands and they have forfeit any claims for self-rule. Should they refuse such an offer we would have little choice but to grant them one last opportunity to live within the lands of Israel as an alien national residing within our borders. As such, these alien nationals residing within our borders would have legal restrictions under which the one thing we could and would not be capable of countenance and that would be any acts against the State of Israel or her peoples. Any acts of terror would result in the deporting of the offending individual and a legally defined settlement offered their immediate family if they desire joining their family member and be expelled with their family member. Any such choices would be considered final and any deported person would be dealt with by imprisonment for the sentence announced and having been deported merely as an alternative to prison thus any return would result in their imprisonment.

 

Those who had passed their citizenship course and been accepted for a trial citizenship would have a defined manner through which to attain full citizenship. The first requirement would be the swearing of allegiance and faithful service to the nation of Israel and the denouncing of any other allegiance. Then they would need to serve a period where they would have local vote and would be granted regional vote and within a decade be granted full citizenship provided they and no member of their family had committed any actions against the nation or its laws during the decade of trial and stepped implementation aiming for the incorporation of full rights as a citizen of Israel. Israel would make every attempt to accept as many Arabs as desired to live within Israel and under her rule of law and meet the criteria set forth at the time of reincorporation as full citizens of the nation of Israel.

 

Israel would need take over the education of all Arab children teaching them about the lands and the history of these lands during the times under Jewish rule up until the final Roman dispersion and the end of our direct control of the Jewish homelands and resulted in our becoming strangers in lands controlled by an alien people who would enforce an alien culture upon the People of Israel residing within their borders. This exile was the reason we were instructed to adapt and obey the rule of law of the lands within which our exiled Peoples found themselves. This gives us a special understanding of being a people within lands where you are not understood or completely accepted. We understand people’s desires when residing in a foreign land with a foreign culture and would try our best to grant accommodation and respect of the cultures of these people just as we desired when we were the strangers and because we are told to treat the stranger amongst us as if they were full citizens as we were strangers in the land of Egypt. This would not mean that Israel would suffer from granting peoples residing within our borders freedom to attempt to destroy our nation and would apply our laws to all within our borders.

Those who were involved in the Arab terror attacks and ruling and commanders over these terrorist activities would be expelled along with their families. Such would be final unless these people were able to convince the citizenship board by reasonable actions and assurances as to why their remaining would serve Israeli purposes. Their claim to be the rightful people to rule the Arabs within Israel would definitely not be an acceptable reason as their previous role as leaders were rogue terror units or the government which turned a blind eye to these acts against the People of Israel. As for those serving sentences in Israeli prisons, they will be expected to complete their sentence and then they would be evaluated in much the same standards as were the other Arabs before them during the annexation and liberation of the remaining lands. Those serving life sentences would be made an offer of serving twenty years followed by expulsion or remain in prison for the remainder of their lives. Such an offer is more than fair and likely never before permitted by any nation; but then Israel set new boundaries for such tolerance from the very first hours of her existence when every Arab residing within Israeli borders were to be granted to be treated as a full citizen within the nascent State of Israel, those accepting that offer and their children and their children’s children for all times are now Israeli citizens with the full rights which come with citizenship. The Druze, Bedouin, those practicing Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá’í Faith who were residing within Israel are today amongst her citizens. There are no restrictions by ethnicity or religion within Israel permitting that the individual is a law abiding person willing to accept citizenship in Israel placing such above any others and accept the sovereignty of the State of Israel.

 

 

Eretz Yisroel as formed after the conquests by the Kingdoms of King David and King Solomon; both of whom allowed the Principalities of Edom, Moab and Ammon to be semi-autonomous as long as they and their armies supported Eretz Yisroel

Eretz Yisroel as formed after the conquests by the Kingdoms of King David and King Solomon; both of whom allowed the Principalities of Edom, Moab and Ammon to be semi-autonomous as long as they and their armies supported Eretz Yisroel

 

 

Will there be a backlash from amongst the other nations of the world? You bet there will be and prepare for it to be loud and ferocious in as far as verbal noise will go. There will likely be very few challenging the move legally as the nations all realize the legality backed by agreements and treaty. There is a distinct probability that some nations in and around our neighborhood who might threaten a violent action; but that too will prove to be simply louder noise. Then there will be the filing of complaints against Israel in the International Courts which will bear a distinct resemblance to others which have been refused previously. If they suddenly become acceptable then we will produce the necessary records, deliberations, treaties, agreements, conferences and even the United Nations Charter, so let them file away. Should the General Assembly demand that Israel make her case and explain these actions we have stood before General Assembly sanction before and survived. Should the Security Council even murmur about our legal acts and decide they desire sanction against Israel then so be it, but they should prepare to be without all that Israel invented and produces, then so be it. Should the Security Council even hint at revoking Israeli membership at the United Nations, then so be it. The United Nations has served its purpose and the dye has been cast and we who are the people of Israel can and will accept whatever decision made by the United Nations. Should there be any murmurings calling into doubt the legality of Israel, we will grant them all the importance they deserve all but ignoring them. Instead Israeli leadership should join the protest in favor of redrawing the set-up of the Security Council. We should demand Israeli inclusion as the sole representative of a nation without a region and promise to be the voice of the smallest island nations of the Pacific as many have been kind with us. Additionally, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Australia, Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic should be added as permanent members to the Security Council for good measure. Further, the laws covering vetoes must be changed such that four of the permanent nations must cast a veto for any measure to be automatically vetoed by the Security Council, all because such alterations have been a bone of contention for some time. Any way the world would desire to slice things, Israel need to simply ignore there inanities and have a healthy laugh at their desperate antics. This is especially if Israel were forced to take any overt measures to establish her rightful borders and place amongst the nations. Israel, with a three thousand year history before most of these nations even had been populated by civilizations need not suffer the chaotic prattles and unbearable cacophonous objections as we finalize that which should have been restored long ago. Israel, of course, will show mercy and not demand an apology for the two millennial delay of our recognition and will simply allow it to pass as a necessity demanded by Hashem in all His wisdom.

 

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May 18, 2015

A Test of True Zionism, Yerushalayim

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The true test of a Zionist and of Zionism generally lies with the answer to a single question, where does your heart lie when you think of a Jewish State. There is but one acceptable answer, ‘My heart lies with Jerusalem and with the building within of the Temple, the Throne of G0d.’ This is true as we proclaim every year at the end of our Passover Seder in every Jewish home, “Next year in Jerusalem.” The final truth lies within Psalms in the powerful words within the lines to the “Song of Babylon” written in Psalm 137 which reads:

1) By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
2) Upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps.
3) For there they that led us captive asked of us words of song, and our tormentors asked of us mirth.
4) How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a foreign land?
5) If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
6) Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I fail to count Jerusalem the greatest of all my joys.
7) Remember, O LORD, against the children of Edom the day of Jerusalem; who said: ‘Raze it, raze it, even to the foundation thereof.’
8) O daughter of Babylon, you will be destroyed! A blessing on anyone who pays you back for the way you treated us!
9) A blessing on anyone who seizes your babies and smashes them against a rock!

This is the test which the new Israeli government led by Prime Minister Netanyahu as there will be calls from much of Europe and the Western World with a few notable exceptions; Canada will oppose such a demand be lain upon Israel for as long as Stephen Harper remains their Prime Minister and likely carried on for as long as his Conservative Party holds on to power in the Canadian elections. There is also a strong possibility that Great Britain will also not favor the division of Jerusalem providing the Israelis put forward a strong face of determination to never allow the dividing of their Capital City or the loss of the Temple Mount and all the importance which that holds. Other than these two it would fall to any conservative or traditional party to take the lead for any other nation to oppose such a demand. The crux of why this may become an immediate crisis belongs to President Barack Obama who as the leader of the United States will be left to direct and dictate the manner that United States Ambassador Samantha Power will vote and whether or not she would utilize the United States veto power to block any Security Council Resolutions which would call for Israel to return to the Green Line which describes the armistice lines from the 1948 – 1949 War launched by over a half dozen Arab States to annihilate the nascent State of Israel which divided Jerusalem. Many wish to demand that Israel grant Eastern Jerusalem to the Arabs to use as the capital for their state, ignoring the fact that Israel annexed the entirety of Jerusalem after reuniting the two halves of Jerusalem in 1967 and by doing so included all the Arab residents who had resided under the Jordanian occupation permanent resident status which makes the individual to hold all rights as an Israeli citizen with the exception of political rights. The Israelis actually are only required to grant any Arabs or other non-Jews all rights but withhold political rights according to the San Remo Conference and the British Mandate, both included as valid by the United Nations Charter in Article 80. Israel went as far as to grant the former Jordanian citizens who were included in the reunification annexation of Eastern Jerusalem partial political rights when they were permitted voting rights in Jerusalem city elections. This one further indication proving that all of Jerusalem belongs to Israel and it will never be permitted peaceably to be torn in half; to this too do we say “Never Again!”

 

Any government which would permit the division of Jerusalem will find itself on the wrong side of the people of Israel who in polling have supported and demanded that Jerusalem remain unified and the Capital City of Israel for this time and forevermore into the future and never ending usually surpassing 75% and even reaching over 90% in numerous local polling. Thus we can easily conclude that any platform which supports the division of Jerusalem as one of their main planks in their platform can forget gaining a majority no matter what their social programs or other money promised to particular groups in order to convert their opposition to splitting Jerusalem muted while they are a part of the coalition such a party might manage to make. The problem is that such a government would be extremely unstable for as soon as a vote came to permit the splitting of Jerusalem or the making of Jerusalem an ‘International City’ presumably managed and run by an agency of the United Nations the promises made not to vote against such a resolution brought before the Knesset would probably not be honored by a significant number of Ministers from such parties who would vote against any such resolution. Furthermore, the Israeli Supreme Court has recognized the annexation of Jerusalem and thus they also might step in to invalidate anything passed through the Knesset and signed by the Prime Minister making any such deal void and without support by the government without opposing the Supreme Court and facing dissolution of the government and new elections. This would place the central issue of the ensuing campaign the division of Jerusalem and losing any possibility that the rights of Jews to visit holy sites in the Old City and around and on the Temple Mount as once the Arabs have control over Eastern Jerusalem such attempts by Jews to visit these sights would result in their death as soon as they were identified. This situation itself, and such extremes required to visit other holy sites described above, are sufficient to reject any proposal for peace which would preclude access by any Israeli to the Temple Mount or the numerous holy sites of Judea and Samaria.

 

That brings up the other point which is often claimed about the universality of the holy sites and their access being guaranteed for all peoples. This was part of the claim made when the IDF was pulled from Hevron and the majority of the city was relegated to Arab control. This required the strong presence of Israeli security personnel to keep the Cave of the Patriarchs, the Cave of Machpelah, in order to make it safe for Israelis to visit this holy site. The worst case scenario comes from Joseph’s Tomb, Kever Yoseph (Hebrew: קבר יוסף) which is located in the outskirts of Nablus and is completely within Arab areas of control, as they enjoy an almost completely autonomous region within the parts of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) of Area A and B, which according to all agreements is a place of holy pilgrimage or visitation for prayers and other religious purposes and is set apart as to be made available and safe passage to and from this holy place of great importance to the Jews. The reality is something completely different. There is one visit permitted each month, with permitted being very loosely defined, which is arranged by the IDF were one or two busses, heavily armored made bullet proof and strongly reinforced to withstand mines, and a convoy of IDF troops fully armed for security who escort the few fortunate visitors to the tomb somewhat after midnight and steal away back to the safety of Israeli governed lands making very sure they have left at least an hour before sunrise. Even with this covert action there have been times when the convoy was set upon and for reasons of security the trip is cancelled and a retreat to safety becomes the main objective. The trip can be cancelled right before they were to depart if IDF intelligence reports that trouble such as an ambush is a definitive probability. Part of the time spent at each visit is used to cleanup and repair as much of the destruction done to the tomb since the previous month’s visit, whether it was a single month or three or more months since the last visit. The tomb is violated every time after the Israelis try to make it presentable and given the honor it deserves and the Arabs apparently do similarly but have little respect or honor felt towards Kever Yoseph.

 

The manner and security required for visits to Joseph’s tomb, Rachel’s Tomb, Kever Rachel (Hebrew: קבר רחל), which is a place where women will visit for special prayers the first of each Hebrew calendar month and also require heavy security as it is located northern outskirts of Bethlehem which is within the disputed areas and under shared Arab and Israeli security and Arab semi-autonomous rule and this often leads to the Jewish women being assaulted with rocks and other items hurled at them which most often do not strike within the high walls placed around Rachel’s grave and the women are completely safe within the rebuilt dome which grants them freedom from assault as they pray and neaten the area making the tomb a more honored place. This would be the requirement and limitations placed on the Temple Mount and the Western and other walls of the Temple Mount, the final point of defense in days which are hopefully permanently behind us as Jerusalem deserves a future free of strife and sacking as has been its unfortunate history and may Jerusalem never again feel deserted by her faithful servants whose hearts are gladdened by a visit to her ancient walls and its grasping for a degree of modernity. Israel must demand that all of Jerusalem remain under complete Israeli rule as it has only been since June 1967 that every religion is permitted their rights to visit the Temple Mount and witness the city, both its centuries old buildings intermixed in areas with modern structure thankfully mostly in a style which has them more blend than clash with their surroundings. Let us end with the most remembered lines from Psalm 137 lines 5 and 6 as they speak strongly and resonate at least in this Israeli’s heart, mind and especially and primarily my soul.

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I fail to count Jerusalem the greatest of all my joys.

 

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