Beyond the Cusp

February 3, 2017

False Flag Refugees, Deceits and Protests

 

Palestine, what is in a name? In that name is the greatest deceit in modern history, if not all history. What makes this deceit all the more malicious is the simple fact that everybody using or referencing this deceit are complicit in perpetuating the deceit. There may be a select ignorant few making up less than a single percentage point of the protesters throughout the world. Even the hordes of college youth caught up in the anti-Israel falsely identified pro-Palestinian demonstrations across the campuses of the developed world; certainly they are not all aware of the deceit. Well, actually, except for that single percent that are likely too simple to understand the difference between lies and truths, these protesters are also familiar with the deceit. They know that every time they chant, “From the river to the sea, Palestine must be free,” they are not calling for any compromise; they are calling for the annihilation of Israel and her Jewish People. They support the PA as well as Hamas and their demand that the lands they hold be completely cleansed of any Jews and that their end promise is to rid the entire world of any Jewish trace. They will claim that this is not the case and claim that Hamas and the Arab Palestinians do not desire every Jew on Earth be executed, but they also know that in saying this they are simply repeating the big lie. The one rule they all stand by is that the Arabs are the aggrieved party who have no homelands and the Jews are invaders who have never resided in the Holy Lands. For them to believe that this is true they would need have grown up without having any knowledge of the Bible, both Old Testament and the New Testament. Further, they would have to be completely ignorant of the person referred to as Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth and pretend they did not know he was a Jew who lived in Nazareth, was born in Bethlehem or preached in Jerusalem. Anyone raised in the Western World making such a claim is, pardon our bluntness, a lying piece of work beyond rescue or salvation.

 

But today being anti-Israel, and further, anti-Zionist while chanting support for the wretched and oppressed Arab Palestinians even if it demands no small amount of additional anti-Semitism is all part of an active social acceptance and the avenue to future opportunities including entry into many of the most elite political groups including but not limited to Black Lives Matter (BLM), the 99%, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA), If Americans Knew (IAK), International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Muslim American Society (MAS), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USCEIO), Electronic Intifada, US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) and the Boycott Divestment and Sanction Movement (BDS). The leadership of many of these organizations are located in the Middle East or even originated in the Middle East such as the BDS Movement which began as the Arab countries boycotts of Israel and that was taken global under direct administration by the Palestinian Authority which also initially funded the BDS Movement just as they work and fund the ISM movement which has collaborated with Hamas in efforts to counter Israeli actions even to the point of transferring weapons and terrorist fighters in their vehicles which carried neutrality markings to prevent their being targeted by the Israelis. The side-effect of these often concerted efforts to vilify Israel and work for her destruction has been the targeting of Jews on some of the most active campuses. Some of the activities carried out by these groups actually intentionally target the Jewish students with one type of harassment being fake eviction notices meant to force the Jewish students feel the same panic and threat felt by the families of convicted terrorist murderers whose homes are destroyed. Then the Jewish students are often targeted with the false checkpoint protests and false arrest protests where the aim is to make the Jewish students’ lives feel as if they are now the terrorists or presumably Arab Israelis.

 

Anti-Israel Protests

Anti-Israel Protests

 

The problem is that Arab Israelis face exactly the same type of security protocols and inconveniences as any other Israeli including the Israeli Jews and the vast majority of Arab Palestinians never need cross a checkpoint as their lives are lived entirely within the areas governed by the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Arabs residing in Gaza only face a checkpoint when entering Israel. The fact that Arab Palestinians face checkpoints actually is normal for any person crossing from one nation into another in the Middle East and most other places worldwide with the exception of within the European Union providing one has a European Union or other European recognized identity card. The Arab Palestinian resides either in Gaza under Hamas or within the Palestinian Authority regions and only when crossing into Israel or Israeli areas are they subjected to checkpoints and in many locations Arab Palestinians are able to cross into Israel without facing any checkpoint which is what should be seen as the exceptional instance, not having to cross through a checkpoint when leaving the semi-autonomous regions of the Palestinian Authority governance into Israel or to cross from Hamas ruled Gaza into Israel. What is next, protests that the fighters in Syria are met at the border by the IDF when they are taken by Israel and treated for their injuries with no questions asked. Then I guess we should not tell you that once these injured “Syrians” are stabilized, they are returned to Syria and not granted an apartment in Tel Aviv and Israeli citizenship. Israel even has checkpoints for Egyptians, Jordanians, Lebanese and even Americans flying into Ben Gurion International Airport. Imagine that.

 

Palestinian Refugees are another false flag as they are dissimilar from every other recognized refugee group recognized by the United Nations. While all other refugees are handled through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) which works to resettle refugees in neighboring nations or throughout the world in rare instances such as the current Syria crisis where the neighboring countries and related Arab nations are refusing or claiming inability to absorb refugees. Some claim that this refusal is being coordinated in order to infiltrate the western world with an inundation of Islamic refugees and possibly mixing in a select set of terror organizers and other terror facilitators and collaborators. But even with over half a century the Arab Palestinian refugees have not only never been resettled, but have grown from under three-quarters of a million to somewhere over five million with some claiming over six million. This is due to their agency, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is coordinated and structured in such a manner as to propagate the refugee situation and purposely invigorate and aggravate it. In this end they pass the refugee status from one generation to the next thus far ad infinitum. No other similar situation exists or ever has existed throughout history. This situation can only be performed in this manner in order to exacerbate an existing problem making it worse over time. The only reason for such treatment, more mistreatment, of these refugees is to use as a weapon to berate and eventually inundate Israel with these refugees destroying its Jewish majority and destroying the Jewish State by refugee. This mistreatment and denigration of the human spirit in a people is nothing short of inhuman and the real sorrow is that these refugees are being held in camps by their own people, fellow Arabs. These refugee camps even exist within areas under Palestinian Arab control as well as in Gaza under Hamas rule. In Syria they became double refugees and Bashir al-Assad dropped barrel bombs and used chemical agents on the two largest refugee camps fearful that they would rise against him. These camps contain entire families most with numerous children but the Syrians simply wanted them dead instead of continuing to feed and care for them. That is the attitude of many other nations who have these camps and if not for their threat to Israel, these people would be treated better by their own people.

 

There never was any nation called Palestine. There have never been a Palestinian people throughout history. The Arabs claiming to be Palestinians simply needed to have resided in the British Mandate for two years, or claim to have been there for two years, in 1948 to be granted status as a Palestinian as the British were doing everything in their power to increase the numbers of Arabs, including shipping them in themselves, while refusing to allow the Jews from Europe entry into the state of Israel. Then there are the forgotten refugees. These were the over eight-hundred-thousand Jews directly evicted or driven from their Arab homelands where many the family had been residing there for over a thousand years, two thousand for some in Egypt, and were sent packing mostly to Israel as European nations, Canada, Australia and the United States refused to accept any of these Jewish refugees unless they had relatives willing to prove they could support them. This sent the vast majority of the Jews to Israel where today they make up approximately half the population. There are also Jewish refugees taken in from Ethiopia as well as India and anywhere in the world where Jews face a hostile environment. The true refugees from the Arab world, the only refugees who would never be permitted to return to their former homes, the Jews from the Arab world of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have been completely accepted into Israeli society and as time passes and the European and MENA Jews as well as all others intermarry, there will be no distinguishing them one from the other. How do I know, because my mother’s family was from Iraq and my father’s was from England; I am one of those Jews with a foot in each continent and it showed in my upbringing.

 

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January 28, 2017

Reasons for NOT Moving the Embassy to Jerusalem

 

This has been the most and greatest coverage we have seen since the Inauguration of President Trump when covering his promises and the possibility that he might falter. Every article has mentioned different choices predicting which promises the President Trump would renege upon. Many claimed he would never build the wall along the Mexican border. Some kind of cheated by claiming that he would merely use a fence or even cameras with computer monitoring for motion detection and alerting the Border Police instead of building a wall along the entire border. Some would claim that the terrain would prevent it being a wall along the entire border but these arguments were disingenuous as the wording of a “wall along the Mexico border” simply meant closing the border through the use of combined deterrents, walls, fences or monitoring through advances of technology in the most difficult terrain or least used crossing locations and simply closing the border using all means necessary and required. Others claimed he would be unable to deport all the illegal immigrants as promised. First off, that was not the promise. He promised to deport illegal immigrants with felony convictions and to work at finding an equitable solution in which deportation may be an integral part of the equation.

 

The one item which made virtually every article’s list was the promise to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Almost, well, honestly every article we read claimed that President Trump would not be capable of moving the embassy as the threats, dangers, political pressures or even that Trump would use moving the embassy to force the Israelis to make the next concession of dividing Jerusalem and returning to the 1949 Armistice Lines with very minor land swaps making a final peace deal. What the problem with the claim is that the Congress passage and the signing into law of the Jerusalem Act “recognized Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, under Israeli sovereignty.” That makes an undivided Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty United States law and thus holds any President to standing either actively for the undivided capital of Israel as being all of Jerusalem or remaining silent, no matter how President Obama attempted to divide Jerusalem as he disregarded numerous laws including the United States Constitution. Even some Israeli media has come up with lists for why President Trump will not, or should not (Haaretz), move the embassy to Jerusalem claiming things so extreme as stated by Haaretz, “Relocating its embassy to Jerusalem would mean the U.S. taking a partisan stance on a central and sensitive issue, a source of controversy between Israel and the Palestinians, and between Israel and the international community.” That is a falsehood unless moving the embassy to western Jerusalem would be taking a position that western Jerusalem would remain part of Israel. Is Haaretz indicating that Israel should leave western Jerusalem and if that is the meaning, then what else should Israel surrender or does Haaretz stand with the most extreme position such as that expressed by Helen Thomas who stated on May 27, 2010, when asked whether she had any comments on Israel? “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine,” she replied. “Remember, these people are occupied and it’s their land. It’s not Germany, it’s not Poland.” When further asked where they should go, she answered, “They should go home.” When asked where’s home, Thomas replied: “Poland, Germany and America and everywhere else.”

 

Move American Embassy to Jerusalem

 

The American Embassy could easily be moved to even the most western edge of Jerusalem and be as far as possible from any lands under dispute and still there would be whole hosts of people screaming that the United States is persecuting the Palestinian Arabs and determining to cheat them out of their homeland. This might at first glance appear as a ridiculous position to take as it could be so easily repudiated except that the Palestinian Arab claims include all of Jerusalem. The reality is the United States has already made a statement that is determined to cheat the Palestinian Arabs out of their homeland by leaving their embassy in Tel Aviv as the Arab claim is to all of Israel just as the students chant in campuses across the United States, Europe and beyond, “From the river to the sea, Palestine must be free.” The Palestinian Arabs are actually the entire Arab world’s crowbar and will be their implement by which they continue to wage their war to destroy all of Israel. The truth is the existence of a United States Embassy is an affront to the Palestinian Arab claims to their “rightful” country which would be built on the ruins of the Jewish State as anything less would be an aberrance to their stated demands and eventual goals. This is part of why Mahmoud Abbas, and Yasser Arafat before him, refused even offers which granted them with over 90% of Judea and Samaria along with all of Gaza and east Jerusalem as their capital when offered in 1999, 2000 and in 2008.

 

So, why should President Trump move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem according to us here at Beyond the Cusp? Well, we could use our favorite reason when trying to win an argument as kids with our parents when life got between us and a promise to go somewhere fun, “But you promised,” but we know that does not wash when things are on this level. First, it would send a message that there really has been a change in Washington D.C. and that the change will very likely be permanent for all intents and purposes. The world’s train is racing towards oblivion and nobody is manning the breaks. The old steam engine is racing with its speed balls spinning full out threatening to blow off their spinners. Everything about the old globe is screaming, whistles blowing and rivets near popping and the boiler exploding and the Deadman’s switch rig disabled and there is nobody in the cabin. Well, there was nobody in the cabin. This was the picture of the world not long ago and hopefully things will be saved before we hit a sharp curve and it all goes off the tracks. Brexit was step one and President Trump is step two but nobody knows how many steps it will require for sanity to rescue the world. Will the needful steps be taken or will the next cataclysm strike before the world regains sanity. What are the necessary steps that will bring the world back within the bounds, who can tell? The world has been slowly gaining reckless speed slowly slipping out of control and towards untold violence. There are those forces which would welcome the untold violence. They loudly proclaim their love for violence and the death it brings. They claim to worship death and that this allows them power over all who worship life. Their claim is that death conquers life. Those who love life claim that death is the rest one receives after a full, long and hopefully well spent life. These are opposing views which cannot be reconciliated, one must prevail. The good news is that President Trump is aware of the challenge though he has spoken only about it through allegory and indirect references. Moving the United States Embassy would be a strong message when it is announced as a definitive and executable policy decision. Perhaps that is the future for the moving of the United States Embassy, a declaration that the United States and life will declare over death and those who believe it is primacy. Yes, perhaps the moving of the Embassy will be a greater declaration than what the debaters believe it will be. Perhaps there is a grander plan than we are aware, perhaps the plan is greater than men and from beyond our understanding. This may be a greater issue than a mere embassy and the city in which it sits. Jerusalem had been more than a city and perhaps this is more than a simple embassy. Lastly, if the reason not to move the embassy to Jerusalem is because it reportedly will inflame Muslim passions moving them to further animosity and in turn greater acts of violence, then there is no reason not to move the embassy as from all observations of the Middle East, especially Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Libya and both Sudan and South Sudan as well as the levels of terrorism in Europe, more so Western Europe and also in the United States, though there it has been reported as anything but terror, especially Islamic driven terror, the levels could not conceivably be any higher. Violence, thy name is Islam, has become a truism of our times and thus simply move the embassy as there is no possible additional levels other than war, and that will happen whether the embassy is moved or not. If we had our way and the United States had not already purchased the land, then we would call for the embassy not only to be moved to Jerusalem but to the Jewish sector of the Old City as well. After all, did not Trump promise that his Presidency would be a brave and bold rebeginning for America and her relations with her friends? Well then, let’s get it off on the right foot.

 

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January 26, 2017

Perhaps Netanyahu is not the Answer

 

There is the possibility that Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is not the one who makes Israel whole and annexes Judea and Samaria. What if the answer comes from another source, another place and another person? We prayed and realized that what needs to be will be and Hashem will have his designs, desires and will completed, just not necessarily in the manner which is most straight forward. But first perhaps we should share that which we expect and then try to figure out the remainder of the puzzle.

 

We know that Prime Minister Netanyahu had a brief conversation with President Trump on the phone this weekend. We know the call lasted under thirty minutes and that the end result is President Trump has invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to visit in February in Washington D.C. We can extrapolate that one of the men, more likely President Trump, refused to talk about any plans or the “peace process” preferring to talk mano-a-mano so that Trump can take the measure of Bibi and ascertain what truths he is able to glean and judge the Israeli position on everything from there. We need to remember that President Trump prefers to take the measure of people in person and often gets it right when feeling the pulse of the other people face to face. President Trump is a people person and not likely as much prone to discuss things of an important nature with a person he has no yardstick established or any real measure of the person as to their truthfulness and the validity which can be assigned their words. President Trump can likely see a huckster from a mile away after dealing with some of the greatest showmen and women on the planet in New York real estate and other ventures around the world. Trump may not have the wealth he claims but he does have the sense for business and the ability for deal making where a deal is possible. So step one with Israel is to take a measure of Bibi and at the same time ascertain to what extent Israel has been the problem and what extent the victim.

 

So what is step two? Step two is taking a measure of Mahmoud Abbas and the Arab or Palestinian side of the equation. The one truth we know about Mahmoud Abbas is that he believes himself to be a slick trickster who easily plays on European ingrained anti-Semitism with great success. He hit a chord with President Obama and Obama virtually went to work for Abbas against Israel. Now Abbas is going to try and out hustle a hustler and that will be an interesting scenario. The question is not will Donald Trump see through Abbas, it is how long it will take before he sees through Abbas and his façade and lies. We doubt it will take too long as the very first item Trump will see is a simple visualization. His discussion with Bibi will be all about peace and what Israel would do for peace and little if any demands of the Arabs other than peace and recognition that Israel exists and will continue to do so. Abbas, on the other hand, will also talk of peace but will be setting goals and demands to be met in order to even sit down and talk about what other demands he can make before the world peace is permitted to even be mentioned. That is when and where Trump will see that Abbas does not desire peace, he is after a military victory through negotiations. Trump has likely run into Abbas type people throughout his childhood and has maybe been taken by a few of the first hucksters, but he has also hit the big leagues and dealt with the likes of the Reverend Sharpton and his ilk. Trump will see what is what and who is who and quickly make his reconnaissance and all which will remain is his solution. That might take up to six months to a year depending on time invested.

 

Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump and Benyamin Netanyahu

Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump and Benyamin Netanyahu

 

That brings us to step three, the deal. This will at best be a conference possibly in Abbas’s home court of Paris, France. Netanyahu will also be invited and both men will be told to bring their advisors and be ready to get the deal done. The pot may be sweetened by inviting the French President and his advisors and even invite another Abbas facilitator, the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and whomever she would like to be her escort and figurehead advisor. There might even be the chance for the evil one, at least according to the New York Times, Vladimir Putin brought onboard just for that extra panache. Once the stage is set, the show can commence. By the time this confab has been arranged, The Donald will already have spoken with both of the main members of this conference, Abbas and Netanyahu, and have reached his verdict and little if anything will be capable of changing that mind. Trump will know which he believes is the honest broker and which is the huckster attempting to pull one over again. Trump may already have a fair idea and be predisposed in one direction and everything else is part of the show, we have to put on a show as how often does one get to play on a stage this grand and elaborate in front of the eyes of the world. This is a once in a lifetime appearance and President Trump will make the most of his opportunity. Do not for a minute as the conference unfolds believe it will not go exactly as President Trump desires as he is the main attraction, the master of ceremonies and the man who can deliver the goodies.

 

The fact that there has been talk that President Trump was thinking of assigning Jared Kushner, his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law, to be his special representative to settle the Israel-Palestinian conflict speaks volumes, both quantity and decibel level, about the direction Trump is leaning. Trump has met Netanyahu before and knows the man well enough to already have a good picture of his virtues and drawbacks. Trump probably has a line on Abbas and company as well as probably has their positions and bluster all summed up. The meetings now are to dress the bride for the ceremony, and only one of the potential bridegrooms get to go home with the prize while the other gets a bouquet which will rapidly wilt before he gets home. Could things turn around, sure, and I could become Trump’s Ambassador to Shangri-La and live forever in a garden paradise hidden away in some remote valley in the Himalayas. President Trump has been hiring some extremely high level firepower for much of his Cabinet and as personal advisors despite the brouhaha over his Secretary of Education pick, Ms. Betsy DeVos. By mentioning that he was considering appointing his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law to negotiate between the Israelis and Palestinians, he was signaling that his mind on the subject was made up and appointing what appears to be as biased a person in favor of Israel as humanly possible was just Trump’s way of signaling his direction. Discern what you may about his direction from such an obviously skewed choice.

 

So what remains is the set-up of the match, just like the UFC, you bring each fighter before the media, separately in this case as having them together would make for too ugly a scene and this has been choreographed to the final blow. Then you allow the media to get a feel for each side’s training camp and give everything the build-up of an impossible deal. Finally, you gather the top people, often these are Hollywood types to fill the first three rows for the UFC main event mixed in with former champions, but here it will be leaders such as we mentioned above and who you add to the list of top EU and other European officials along with Putin and possibly whoever replaces Ban Ki-moon as United Nations Secretary General and if some Arabs desire to come along, all the better. Putin will either be briefed on what to expect before he is invited to make sure he desires to be seen alongside the final deal as will a select group of others. Then there will be the three or four days of drama in the media as to whether Trump can make the deal or not, but the deal was already formulated and all but finalized beforehand and Trump is holding all the cards including, of course, the Trump Cards. When the pressure has almost peaked, as if it peaks then Abbas will spout some crazy, over the top demands and disappear showing up back in Ramallah launching the next Intifada. So, anticipating the point at which Abbas does his usual disappearing act, Trump will alert the media, close the airport and trains stations preventing anybody bolting, and the next morning the main event will take center stage, as we intimated, possibly Paris or perhaps Rome, it is beautiful there in the Spring. Trump will appear in a large press room before all the cameras and reporters with Bibi Netanyahu on one side and Abbas on the other side. Abbas will be wearing his usual “there are cameras in front of me smirk.” One can see the image below of that exact smirk which he wore when he was pictured center of the front line for the procession mourning the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher Market terror attacks. The fact that it was more a funeral than a parade is obvious from the other faces in the picture. But please never tell to Abbas such truths as that might cause laughter to accompany the smirk, especially if he knows that it was all the result of a terror attack. One need remember that terrorism is his trade coinage.

 

Mahmoud Abbas smirking while at remembrance rally for Charlie Hebdo in Paris after terror slaughter of a dozen writers and cartoonists for the satirical magazine.

Mahmoud Abbas smirking while at remembrance rally for Charlie Hebdo in Paris after terror slaughter of a dozen writers and cartoonists for the satirical magazine.

 

Before such an audience is where Trump would like to make his grand finale, but he also might end up settling for something far more low key if he decides to allow Abbas to bolt, thus hanging his side permanently. Walking out on Donald Trump because he would not give you all of the candy will not play well. Since Abbas is demanding the entire bowl of candy and demanding the Jews be removed so he can enjoy all of the candy from the Jordan River of chocolate to the Mediterranean Sea of Skittles, his idea of a good Israel is no Israel. That has been the Palestinian chant taught to college students and leftist protesters across Europe and North America and anywhere else pro-Palestinian demonstrations have been bought and paid for including the defining, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free.” That sure leaves a whole lot to debate over, especially when it really is the only solution Abbas can accept as that is exactly what he has promised and so often that the people do not care or remember that there were possibilities that it would have to happen in stages. After President Obama and his grand schemes and promises and Abbas doing all he could to out-promise Obama, the Arabs expect they have already won. Nobody has told them there is a new sheriff in town, and he is taking names and numbers. At this point everything is conjecture but we feel pretty confident things should play out in some manner similar to what we have vaguely described above, or at least we like to think they will.

 

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