Beyond the Cusp

November 12, 2015

Arabs Made the Choice Clear May 15, 1948


As every Jewish day begins at sunset the evening before rather than at midnight, the evening of May 14, 1948 began the celebrations of the declaration of the state of Israel. The population was a mix of various groups including but not limited to the Jews and Arabs who had resided side by side in peace for centuries in the Holy Lands, the Zionists who had been arriving since around 1850 with a sizeable increase after World War II as Jewish survivors had no other place to go, and the Arabs who had flocked to the area since the return of the Jews in a search for a brighter future for their families as the soon to be declared Jewish State had an improved economic outlook compared to her neighboring nations. These Arabs arrived from as close as Syria, Jordan and Egypt and as far as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen, the Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and even Algeria. There were separate and mixed celebrations into the night followed the next morning with seven Nations’ armies and attached militias invading from every border thus beginning what was planned to be a quick war of annihilation. There were other fighting that marred the night mostly along the periphery where Jews and Arabs lived together or as neighbors in villages a mere minutes’ walk apart. Some of these fights were of the greatest of sadness as these were Arab against Arab where the Arab villages which had decided to stay and join in building the new state were slaughtered by fellow Arabs and even some by their own neighbors or even families. The breaking of dawn made the Arab choice obvious as Jews found neighboring Arab villages mostly barren or strewn with corpses of those they knew as friends. There were two groups of Arabs remaining in Israel alive the next morning; those Arabs who truly desired to build the new state and those who planned on supporting the coming genocidal slaughter by striking at Israeli fighters from behind their lines and slaughtering the women and children who were not fighting on the front lines. The duplicity of those who remained only to aid the genocidal attacks from the seven nations’ Armies that morning of May 15, 1948 was the response of the Arab world as set forth by the “Arab League which declared that all Israel and those who sided with the Jews were to die and the land cleansed of this, as they regarded the forming of Israel, endemic contagion, this blighted pestilence which marred the purity of the surrounding Arabiya and had to be purged and scoured clean resettled by a more accepting Arab State which posed no insult or injury to the Arab communal pride, the Arab uniformity which they demanded be restored. That was the initial and the continuing view of the Arab world and that view persists to this day though it has transformed and adapted so as to form a more favorable and sympathetic front, though there has been no change of view from the Arab world or Arab League as is most evident in voting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.


The United Nations was not always against the Jewish State as they set forth a suggestion for a compromise which took the lands from which seventy-eight percent had been carved off of the original lands intended by the League of Nations for the formation of the Jewish State. The League of Nations validated the San Remo Conference formation of the Mandate system which was further agreed upon in the Treaty of Sèvres which established mandate lands under the guardianship of each of the victorious allied nations dividing up the defeated Ottoman Empire lands along with the Sykes-Picot Agreement which dealt with the remainder of lands of the Middle East and redrew the lines in eastern Europe with the British Mandate presumable set aside for the Jewish State. The ink had barely dried on the Sane Remo Conference and the Treaty of Sèvres when the British posed to the Zionist Congress, the Jewish ruling entity which represented the interests of the future Jewish State, proposing for the lands east of the Jordan River be repurposed, some might claim stolen by right of might as the British had an army and the Zionist Congress had quill pens and parchment, for an Arab State named Transjordan where the Arabs could have self-rule under the guidance, rule, of the Hashemite Monarchy which the British had owed a debt after the Hashemite family had aided the British and as a result lost their title over Mecca and Medina for which Transjordan could at best soften the blow. Needless to say, the Zionist Congress took this offer as it came with a promise of inviolability of the remaining twenty-two percent of the lands west of the Jordan River backed by the British Crown, a promise that had all the power of a stiff breeze on a spring day and as often comes in the spring, the storm clouds soon blew in. The British did to the best of their ability place the lands promised to the Zionist Congress all but unavailable for the Jews to emigrate to during their time of most dire necessity as the British along with the rest of the world’s nations closed off every avenue with only the slimmest of opportunities when the European Jews were being shipped to slaughter houses where they were dealt death with assembly line efficiency by the Nazis during World War II. Even after the War the British continued to impose strict limitations such that their promise to the many Arab states and royalties demands that the Jews never be permitted to realize a majority of the population in the British controlled lands west of the Jordan River and thus never being capable of meeting the set requirements for the founding of their state. It was due this predicament that a compromise was reached despite British casting their votes and lobbying the other nations in the United Nations General Assembly to vote down Resolution 181 (Partition Plan of Palestine) which proposed to divide the lands west of the Jordan River in half granting each patrician one to the Arabs and one to the Jews for their state. The division (pictured in the map below) granted the Jews lands made up almost two-thirds being parts of the Negev Desert and granting the Arabs the most fertile lands, all the higher Judean Hills overlooking this coastal strip of Jewish land around Tel Aviv and the majority of the Galilee with Jerusalem under international control but completely surrounded by Arab land which would likely have resulted in their taking control of all of Jerusalem with only the most minor threat of violence before and international forces would pack-up and go home. One could hardly have designed a more advantageous division of land setting the Jews up for a very short existence but for reasons we will never know or understand, perhaps it was the divine intervention of Hashem, the Arab League voted against the plan as they would not accept even a truncated and completely undefendable Jewish State and by voting the plan down and the Zionist Congress agreeing to the plan the default became the lands west of the Jordan River would become the Jewish State, just as the British promised but had worked so tirelessly to prevent.



UN Palestine Partition Versions of 1947 and included within UN General Assembly Resolution 181 which was rejected by the Arab League negating the UN Resolution as if either side rejects such a UN Resolution which is non-binding, it invalidates the entire agreement rendering it mute from that point forward. Jerusalem was to be managed by a corpus separatum (Latin: “separate entity”) set up consisting of an international groups most likely to be rotated. This offer was accepted by the Zionist Congress but having any General Assembly Resolution accepted by one side and rejected by the other is simply one hand clapping, useless.

UN Palestine Partition Versions of 1947 and included within UN General Assembly
Resolution 181 which was rejected by the Arab League negating the UN Resolution as
if either side rejects such a UN Resolution which is non-binding, it invalidates the entire
agreement rendering it mute from that point forward. Jerusalem was to be managed by a
corpus separatum (Latin: “separate entity”) set up consisting of an international groups
most likely to be rotated. This offer was accepted by the Zionist Congress but having
any General Assembly Resolution accepted by one side and rejected by the other is
simply one hand clapping, useless.



The evening of May 14, 1948 the Jews and Arab friends celebrated and the next morning went to war with a dozen aircraft, most without guns and few bombs often dropping seltzer bottles as they whistled as they fell and made a very satisfyingly loud pop when they struck ground; a few small tanks and armored up trucks and cars, a fair number of rudimentary or antiquated rifles and submachineguns with little hope of survival. During this war of survival, from the Jewish side of things, they often had arrivals from the refugee camps, many still emaciated from the concentration camps where they managed to survive. These Jewish refugees found they no longer had any home to return to and had heard of entire areas where returning Jews were shot on sight rather than have to face them and tell how their homes, businesses and belongings had been redistributed. They arrived and went straight from the boats to the front lines, some holding rifles not even knowing how to fire them even being shot without ever taking their rifles from safety to firing setting yet they sang Psalms as they advanced. This lack of training combined with a simple wish to defend the land at any cost was one of many difficulties corrected but which made the first weeks the most dire and treacherous. Lessons were learned and even better arms were procured with the main provider of weapons coming from a place which identified with the Jewish State as they had been the sacrificial lamb for expediency leading up to World War II, the nation of Czechoslovakia. Eventually an armistice ended the active war and Israel mourned the loss of one in ten Israelis. This end to the conflict would not remain settled indefinitely. In 1967 Egypt and Syria attacked Israel from top and bottom and on day two the Jordanians entered the war despite warnings and pleadings from Israel warning them the broadcasts from Egypt and Syria about their closing on Tel Aviv were false; but the Jordanian King thought the Jews were attempting to trick him and he was not to be denied his share of the spoils. The spoils were shared when the world demanded an end to the Six Day War where Israel liberated lands she had lost in 1948 which included the Golan Heights, Eastern Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza plus gained the lands of the Sinai Peninsula which is almost five times the size of Israel. This also placed Israel on one bank of the Suez Canal, a vital waterway, and also one side of the Straights of Tiran which guaranteed freedom of entry to the entire red Sea and access to the Arabian Sea and thus the Indian and Pacific Oceans and trade with Asia. It was the blockading of this important waterway which caused the Six Day war along with the massed armies by Syria and Egypt on the Israeli borders. The Syrian and Egyptians opted for a replay in 1973 but this time Jordan wisely decided to sit this round out. This was the Yom Kippur War in which Israel almost lost it all in the opening hours but regrouped and eventually was racing towards Damascus and had crossed the Suez Canal using the same bridges the Egyptians had used to surge across initiating the conflict and were heading for Alexandria and Cairo when the United Nations, Russians, United States and darn near the entire chorus of nations screamed “Stop!” Israel was duly chastised for taking advantage of the situation and was persuaded, it could be called threatened just as easily, to return to the demarcation lines from the previous armistice at the end of the Six Day War and return all gains as if the entirety of the conflict had not occurred.


The Arab world learned some dear lessons and different lessons were taken from these difficult conflicts. Egypt would be the first to strike a peace with Israel. This peace involved the return of the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula and the surrender of Gaza back to Israel as it had been occupied by Egypt and never actually annexed. Jordan was next to make peace and they too returned the lands they had occupied with one difference, Jordan had also annexed the lands and granted the citizenship to the Arabs living in the areas of Judea and Samaria which Jordan renamed West Bank; I guess Judea just sounded too Jewish. Jordan also forced the Jews living in those lands to relocate back into Israel taking their homes and anything they were unable to carry with them after their taking the lands in 1948. This presented an interesting option that of course Israel was never allowed to contemplate, let alone actually actualize it, namely the Arabs residing in Judea and Samaria were now Jordanian citizens and as such could have been given the same treatment the Jews received when Jordan took the lands from Israel in 1948 and be made to relocate to Jordan across the Jordan River. This act would have saved the world a ton of pains and displeasure, though I often get the feeling the world, with a few choice exceptions, get a great deal of pleasure in Israel’s woes. So, to reward Israeli kindness in allowing these Jordanians to remain in their homes, keep their fields, groves, flocks, businesses and other properties and not forcing them from the liberated lands, the world gave them a foreign name changing them from Jordanians to Palestinians. Where the name Palestinians came from depends on who you ask. It appears to have come almost literally from the Roman name for Judea imposed after the Jewish revolt by Bar Kokhba which succeeded from132 through 135 after which the Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name to Syria Palaestina, after the Roman pronunciation for Philistine, the ancient Jewish enemy long extinguished from the Earth who were a sea-faring nation originally from the Grecians Isles, and Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina, thus Palaestina became Palestine and the Palestinians. This invented peoples who genetically, historically, socially and in all means other than geographically and with many having families residing from their originating lands of Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and the other Arab nations were the concept of the KGB as the Soviet Union’s as part of their opposition to everything Western during the Cold War with the United States which made Israel their sworn enemy and as she was surrounded by the Soviet’s allied Arab states she was also apparently the low hanging fruit. Since the frontal assaults of 1948, 1967 and 1973 failed, the Soviets opted for a more nuanced approach where instead of the Goliath Arab world fighting little Israel it was recast as the Goliath IDF against stone throwing powerless Palestinians who were not related to any of the Arab world and had resided in the land which the Jews had stolen since the time before time. Any claim was conceivable as everything about the Palestinian people, state, history etcetera was cut from whole cloth and from the imagination of KGB operatives who were the coworkers, maybe not directly but for the same bosses, as Vlad the Invader Putin, so imagine your worst and they probably could best that and from the way the world acts now, their plans are working even after the Soviet Union collapsed such that it makes one wonder exactly who does this pretense serve now? Answer me that, please.



Palestinians on Their Way to Negotiate with Israel Demanding Their One State Solution Sans Jews

Palestinians on Their Way to Negotiate with Israel
Demanding Their One State Solution Sans Jews



So what does all this history and histrionics prove? All it proves is that Israel today had the borders defended by the IDF which are presumably by all treaties, conferences, history and original context are exactly as they should be and if any group within is not satisfied with this fact, they have two options, cry a lot and be very unhappy or move to someplace where they will be more comfortable. They will decide not to move as where are their choices? Syria? That would be just a tad crazy. Lebanon? Iraq? Not likely as they are Sunni and not really anxious to step into the middle of a Sunni Shiite war. Saudi Arabia? Kuwait? Well Saudi Arabia would be insulted as they send lots of oil dollars to these very same Arabs so they can kill and otherwise inconvenience Israel and possibly reclaim Muslim land for the greater glory of Mecca and Medina which are in Saudi Arabia and the Kuwaitis threw them out after Yasser Arafat backed Saddam Hussein after he destroyed Kuwait and killed many Kuwaitis during his all too long occupation of that nation eventually liberated by a coalition of the willing or some such nonsense. It was the United States and Western allies who did the major fighting. Egypt? They would not be welcome there as they are considered to be not all that different than the Arabs in Gaza which currently are causing Egypt headaches and security risks. Simply stated, the rest of the Arab world had forsaken the Palestinians because they have been turned into viscous murderers largely and their school system teaches only hatred and violent jihad which would only cause whatever nation and its government heartache and revolts and little else. The Palestinian Arabs have been trained for the past twenty years plus to murder Jews and demand special favor and act in as anti-social a manner as any peoples could imagine. They are bred on discontent and the destructive actions which bring only hardship upon their own people as they must be all but quarantined from the rest of the society which might actually desire to live productive lives free of senseless violence. This can be witnessed by visiting one of the many companies and manufacturers the European Union just voted to label their products in a move they hope will result in lost sales and income which will only hurt the very Palestinian Arab people they claim to be aiding but who work side by side with Jews in these companies and many of these Arabs are managers and have positions with Jewish workers under their direction with no friction and great cooperation, the way it would be without the instigators. But this was the hope of not just the Soviet Union when this plan was hatched but also the darling of the Arab and much of the Muslim worlds as they demand that the land of Israel be denied all but the Muslim Arabs who once held it under Suleiman and under the Caliphate and then the Ottoman Empire thus cannot be permitted to be lost to any other peoples to rule. The Jews must be made to respect their Islamic betters and be subservient Dhimmi and accept their abasement and degradations which are to be heaped upon them until they accept servitude and being a class beneath full humanity. The choice the Arabs demand of the world is either Israel or the Arabs rule and until the Jews are brought down the Arabs will rise against them. In the end, as we have stated before, in the end there can be only one. For as long as Israel can stand, that one will be the Jews protecting and defending the lands promised Abraham, guaranteed by the League of Nations, the British Crown, the United Nations and International Law. Those are the realities and the truths which anyone who studies the history is fully aware, but too many are frightened to stand with Israel as that might make them a larger target for terrorism though not standing with Israel has not prevented terrorism either. The world can line up with whichever side they wish, for us, we choose Israel.



Wailing Wall with Soft Pale Blue Star of David Writ Large

Wailing Wall with Soft Pale Blue Star of David Writ Large



Beyond the Cusp


November 11, 2015

Realities of the Settler Building Freeze


The building freeze has implications and aims at changing the status-quo set up by the Oslo Accords. It is the stipulation in the Oslo Accords which has forced Mahmoud Abbas to declare that the Arabs are no longer restrained by the Oslo Accords and are now simply moving on to restoring the entirety of Palestine which is from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea. There are many claims and less than honest denunciations concerning the map and the allotments and definitions demarking how the lands were to be shared and divided. So, let us dive into some of the reasoning and include some of the misconceptions and outright lies about the divisions agreed upon at the setting of the Oslo Accords as they were originally negotiated and even at a second conference which fine-tuned the agreement so as to address some of the Arab complaints and adjusting for Arab demands to remedy what they claimed were unfair provisions which the Israelis had ‘forced’ them to agree with and signing the original Oslo Accords treaty. One thing to keep in mind is that when the Oslo Accords were being hammered out and originally written and agreed upon as well as the amendments were added and adjustments made the Arab leadership top two positions were held by Yasser Arafat with Mahmoud Abbas right next to him. True, they had others who did most of the negotiating and other excuses but it was under their watch that the Oslo Accords and Oslo II were negotiated and had Yasser Arafat signed along numerous others as it often goes at these ceremonial signing events before the media. The select thrust is that the entirety of the Oslo Accords negotiations were agreed upon by Arafat and Abbas holding the top positions which means that Abbas’s complaints over the past number of years which have led to his discarding any constraints imposed by the Oslo Accords was all part of the scheme to completely lose Oslo and replace it with the propaganda that has been carefully orchestrated such that the impressions by the media and much of the United Nations as well as the European Union, United States, the Arab League, all the MENA nations, the Quarter and just about everyone else one might think of including believing that the entirety of Judea and Samaria were always intended to be the borders for the Arab state to be carved out of lands which were reserved solely for the Jewish state but some promises are more important than others just as all animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others. The discussion will be basing our expiations upon will be using the map below which comes to us credit of the United Nations all for the sake of accuracy.



Oslo Accords Division of Judea and Samaria into Areas A, B & C where A & B were Arab and C and Military Zones were Israeli as per the United Nations (this is their map)

Oslo Accords Division of Judea and Samaria into
Areas A, B & C where A & B were Arab and
C and Military Zones were Israeli as per the
United Nations (this is their map)



The first feature which probably grabbed your attention early on was that large grey area along the eastern or right side of the map. This area was and always has been an area separated from considerations as it was designated as a military requirement for Israeli security which was supposedly guaranteed such that Israel could have a solid defense from any ground offensive coming from the east, not something out of the question with the Islamic State near to this exact area with solely Jordan to potentially prevent their access and additionally there are currently thousands of Jordanians demonstrating and demanding that Jordan abrogate the treaty with Israel as the first step to declaring a war and destroying the Jewish state. The area serves as an early warning system to use radar, visual and other detection capabilities to intercept air attacks such as aircraft and missiles. This is a reality and even more so after the Iran treaty has left a legal path to nuclear weapons and an even bigger threat that Iran might not be all that patient and ignore the restrictions and start or continue a clandestine operation and reach not only nuclear break out capability but to actually build a respectfully sufficient nuclear weapons stockpile where they could feel adequately safe in launching a nuclear attack. This was the requirement and this area even to today has limited civilian locations with the exception of around Jericho.


The next obvious problem which needs explanation is why the light yellow areas are snakelike and separating the Arab denoted areas into smaller areas which to the innocent eye would be doing exactly what Mahmoud Abbas has endlessly complained about, dividing the Arab areas into bantus. The areas were not imposed randomly simply to chop off neighbors from friends or farmers from their fields or any such propaganda. The Palestinians are allowed to use these roads and cross the roads as are the Israelis, but Israel is responsible for the security and safe usage of the roadways and as Israel is also tasked to provide protection from all forms of attack be it terror, invasion or other attacks both foreign and domestic, logic dictates that Israel have free access to the main roads and other vital areas which provide military or civil advantages both for support, logistics and tactical necessities. This was also demanded to serve Israeli security, this time as a way to control terrorism which also made necessary being permitted to place checkpoints in some locations in a permanent basis while also having roaming and special checkpoints all depending on situational awareness or specific intelligence. If there had been no terror attacks, no bombings, no rock throwing or other threats, this division would still be necessary as Israel being responsible for protection from foreign invasion, these main highways and roads would also be absolutely necessary for a rapid and effective response. The rest of the grey area mixed into other areas would be where Israel ‘settlements’ already existed or had been planned by the time the Oslo Accords had been proposed and ratified. Remember that these maps were agreed upon by the Arab side, but when you have no intention of ever reaching an agreement and only wanted to gain any foothold from which to use propaganda, media bias, misinformation, and outright lies, then maps denoting intended areas assigned for division of settlements are meaningless.


What does any map defining an intermediate starting stage mean to those whose idea of the eventual and fair and equitable result is the complete eradication of the other side, complete subjugation, if not eradication of the other side; as the only permissible result which would preordained by the god of your religion would not allow for anything less. The world has done an unbelievable job of once again making a promise to the Jews and the Zionists, then and after the it was deal decided that their promises were meaningless as soon as it became possible to find some promising way to potentially destroy Israel and remove the Jewish state, if not the Jews as a whole, from the face of the earth. The first was after the Balfour Declarations being adopted by the League of Nations at the San Remo Conference which called for the entirety to be used for the Jewish state providing that the local peoples were allowed freedom of religion, societal freedoms and freedom to self-rule in their day to day lives with the Jewish population being responsible for international relations and defending the state. It took less than two years after the adoption of the Treaty of Sèvres when the British came up with the next promise, or should we term it a lie when they guaranteed that if the Zionists permitted the lands east of the Jordan River to be used for an Arab state which would be the homeland for the Arabs of the area leaving all of the lands west of the Jordan River to be used as the Jewish state. This promised that the division was the final compromise would have left the map as depicted in the next map, very much the map the most ardent Zionist nationalist who may foolishly believe the world was telling the truth with the Transjordan (Jordan) promises.



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



The building freeze which had become the mainstay of President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and of course the Arabs and the European Union has a very nefarious effect on any eventual decision. The term which corresponds directly to the building freeze and that is facts on the ground. Facts on the ground are claimed to be the main determination for what lands and areas are controlled by the Arabs and the Israelis. With the Israelis refused the right to build anything the Arabs can build neighborhoods even those surrounding and close in to the existing Jewish neighborhoods such that as they cut them off from any major highway or major thoroughfare they would take control of the entire area including the Jewish communities taking control of them and forcing the Jews out just as Jordan did to the Jews living in Judea and Samaria as well as eastern Jerusalem and the Old City when they occupied these lands taken from Israeli control in the 1948 war to destroy Israel which Israel lost lands to Judea, Samaria and most of Jerusalem to Jordan; the Golan Heights to Syria; and Gaza to Egypt; but Israel survived, which is why they refer to it as their War of Independence when it was actually their war for the right to live; so losing may have been a potential result, but it was never considered a possibility as they could not realize such an occurrence after the horrors they had survived during the Holocaust just a few years earlier. The building freeze is simply a means through which the world can force the Jews to surrender more of Judea and Samaria to the Arab demands and it is looking like this is working as the Europeans have been financing the building of Arab neighborhoods within the areas which were exclusively reserved for Israeli towns and cities as well as within the eastern defensive zone thus also making for a more vulnerable zone. With Arab building being built by Europeans, the claim is that the Arabs are not building in any zone forbidden them, the Europeans are building settlements and cities within Area C and nothing says that the Europeans cannot build there and nothing says they cannot sell these houses and other buildings to Arabs if they choose to do so. Thus the Europeans are simply building cities and settlements and selling them to whomever they choose at an affordable price, somewhere around free. The reality of the insistence by President Obama, and almost a certitude to be continued by President Clinton and potentially Republican President depending on the candidate and more than likely under a President Bernie Sanders who despite being born into a Jewish family had never lost any sleep over Israel, the building freeze may become a permanent certitude. But it may already be too late for there to be any other conclusion but for Israel to surrender everything and displace over one million Jews from their homes, remove entire industrial parks and numerous companies resulting in the loss of thousands upon thousands of Arab jobs as these industries either pack up and give up or rebuild their operations inside Israel across the border, a border completely closed and near impossible for any to cross and this would cost thousands more jobs for those Arabs who currently are allowed into Israel daily for work.


There are some ramifications which the world had not quite invested sufficient thought. Once the Arabs are given their state and let us assume for a moment that they gain everything the world believes they desire, despite the reality that the only peace they will accept is the total destruction of Israel with them standing atop the ashes, is that Israel could simply stop all interactions and services with the Arab state. Such is actually unlikely because Israel and her people are struck by a potentially fatal flaw; they are civilized and might be more concerned about the Arabs survival than they do about their own citizens’ energy and water consumer prices. The problem is that Israel provides the vast majority of water and electrical supplies to both Gaza and Judea and Samaria and could very easily stop providing them until the back owed bills be paid as they have been ignored for close to a decade. Then, after the past debts being paid in full, there would be just cause for Israel to demand that for future deliveries of these necessary and vital deliveries be paid for in advance or a significant security deposit be paid equal to an estimated six months estimated bill such that they would have a three month grace period in paying their bills before service would be cut off. Whatever the ramifications, the world is rushing forward playing with fire and believing that nobody will get burned or that they know who will get burned and they are comfortable with who they believe will get burned, but what if they are wrong, dead wrong. Still the world appears dead set on forcing Israel back within the pre-Six Day War borders for reasons many will claim are unknown. We will take a stab at why. First the logic as we work towards our thoughts. In 1948 the German Nazi officers and British officers actually worked side by side in advising the numerous Arab armies from seven nations as they attempted to destroy the nascent state in a war which lasted almost a year and a half and killed one tenth of the Israeli population. Yet somehow Israel survived. In the Six Day War when Egypt, Syria and Jordan with assists from other Arab states all attacked Israel the concept did not include Israel liberating Gaza, Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights as well as taking control of the Sinai Peninsula. It was more figured that the war would take even less time and the victorious Arab vanquishers favored by Allah would all be dancing in Tel Aviv within three days; things don’t always turn out as planned. In 1973 with complete surprise and most of the army personnel in Synagogue for Yom Kippur and it taking almost six hours before the reserves and regular units could be fielded, Israel ended up on the outskirts of Damascus and much of the way to Alexandria and Cairo after crossing the Suez Canal. After that surprise the Europeans and United States demanded that Israel retreat to the boundaries from which the war began. This defeat showed that if Israel had sufficient logistical depth they were near to invulnerable. This is one of the reasons for pushing Israel into the smallest size possible as the world has learned that they need all the help they can get if they will ever defeat Israel completely and undo what many in Europe and around the world now see as having been a fatal error, allowing the Jews to return to their natural homelands. The rumor was the land was not farmable, not productive and all but cursed with nobody making a go of the lands from the Romans to the present day. They believed the Jews were making a horrid mistake demanding this wasteland. They were wrong as this is the land of milk and honey and has surrendered her bounty to the Jews and will continue to do so. Granted, if the Jews are ever forced from the land it will dry up and refuse to bear its fruits no matter the amount of effort other peoples will attempt to make a go of it as this land and the Jewish people are a match made in Heaven, honest, a match made in Heaven and given that heavenly guarantee which is not transferable to anybody else.


Beyond the Cusp


October 16, 2015

The Life and Death Difference


The recent escalation of Arab Palestinian violence and homicidal rage which had claimed too numerous Israeli victims’ and Palestinian attackers’ lives, caused untold misery, left scores injured and disrupted all activity in Jerusalem and beyond has had some telling differences in how they have been covered by the respective media outlets. The Arab Palestinian coverage had emphasized the glorious carnage which should fill every Arab Palestinian great pride and desires to emulate these shahids and their great courage committing these acts of vengeance and for the protection of the Arab Palestinian cause and the area of the al-Aqsa Mosque which they are protecting from being “defiled by the Jews and their filthy feet.” The Israeli coverage has decried the carnage and mourned the deaths of every victim including the Arab Palestinians who needfully were killed as they would not cease their homicidal rage even after being shot and wounded and already having murdered numerous others and injured far more. Our coverage of these events has spanned the past week starting with our article, “Intifada or No Intifada, Media Keeps Silent,” where we discussed mostly the incitement coming from Mahmoud Abbas amongst other Arab Palestinian spokespeople, “Terror War Escalated with Calls for More Stabbings,” where we discussed some of the attacks, both current and historic, the escalating rhetoric and instigation with stirring anti-Zionist, anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic broadcasts and Imam’s sermon on the attacks thus far and the need for more Arab Palestinians to emulate with their own bodies and lives and finally “New Day and Terror Attacks Increasing,” where we summarized a single day’s attacks and where we gave special mention to the needless death and concurrent loss of Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky (pictured below), his murderer by a radicalized Israeli Arab and a short video of those gathered towards the end of that fateful day with the crowds spilling into the streets in an attempt by many to honor and pay their respects for Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky as he was lain to rest. The instigations and encouragement to violence by Imams and Arab Palestinian Authority terror instigators including Mahmoud Abbas and others has shown no signs of decreasing and could be summarized as increasing and it must be pointed out these calls to murder Israeli civilians have been echoed in sentiment if not outright calls from Arab and Joint List Knesset Ministers knowing they will never be made to pay a price for their traitorous activities as they too break Israeli laws against incitement to violence. Opposing the Arab Palestinian and Arab Israeli calls, which include an Imam brandishing a knife and using motions to indicate its use in a stabbing (though his form left room for improvement), were the calls from Israeli politicians and enforcement personnel who have implored people to avoid places where violence had been occurring such as traditionally parts of Eastern Jerusalem including the vast majority of the Old City of Jerusalem particularly on and around the Temple Mount, and the other areas from Ra’anana just outside of Tel Aviv to the rest of the locations of the other attacks.



Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky Was Run Over by the Terrorist Vehicle after which the Arab driver took to the ground with a meat cleaver, not actually though technically the knife the media referred to the weapon as being, chopped at the Rabbi assuring he had died and then took after the other person he had struck and chasing the others were injured through stabbings until the terrorist was shot by a security guard as well as several border police who arrived ending his continued attempts to kill people

Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky Was Run Over by the Terrorist Vehicle after which the Arab driver took to the ground with a meat cleaver, not actually though technically the knife the media referred to the weapon as being, chopped at the Rabbi assuring he had died and then took after the other person he had struck and chasing the others were injured through stabbings until the terrorist was shot by a security guard as well as several border police who arrived ending his continued attempts to kill people



The definitive difference between the Arab Palestinian and the Israeli broadcasts is one of implications looking back as well as going forward. The Arab Palestinian views have been all about further instigations and the demand that Arabs, both from the Palestinian and Israeli coverage made inflammatory rhetoric in attempts to encourage far more violence, death and destruction from Arabs coming from Judea and Samaria locations beyond the Green Line which demarcates the 1949 Armistice Line from the 1948-9 War of Genocidal Intent launched by over a half dozen Arab armies and several militias all attempting to decimate and commit a genocidal war against the State of Israel from the day of her inception and even before she was able to fully organize a military to defend the people of Israel and repel the invaders. The Arab broadcasts since day one encompass calls to arms and the instigation of Arab attacks against Israelis of all kinds though more often than not the calls are made to target Jews first and foremost. The Israeli broadcasts give pertinent information of locations where assaults are taking place so as to warn Israelis against walking in on a potentially deadly situation. The Israeli broadcasts reverently lists the dead and stricken victims from these attacks speaking of their accomplishments and the loss felt by the society with interviews of those who know the victims. The Israeli broadcasts beseeched that Arabs cease their homicidal attacks and allow for a return to normalcy.


So we have the Arab Palestinians calling for more violence whether the broadcasts originate from the Gaza with Hamas or Islamic Jihad spelling out their designs of incitement meant to encourage violence against Jews in particular and any Israeli generally even if they are sympathetic to the Arab cause as unless they are committed to acts of violence against the Jews they should feel unprotected from the potential of Arab violence being brought to the fore by Arab acts of violence. On the other side are the Israeli calls for calm and an end to the violence which has caused so much uncertainty and misery due to the deadly attacks. The Israelis decry these attacks, especially the suicide attacks, as antithetical assaults on society and the individuals, both those who perpetrate the attacks and those made to be the victims of these attacks. The Basic messages from the two sides are such polar opposite as the Arab Palestinians glorify the death of both the shahids who give their lives for the cause and their victims claiming such are the ultimate form of Jihad and support for the eventual formation of their state of Palestine replacing the state of Israel. These actions which are demanded by these calls for violent jihad really will not be successful as the threats of death will not prevent the Israelis from living their lives to the fullest. Such is the ultimate futility of the Arab Palestinian violence that the Arabs committing what is for all intent and purposes have all been a form of suicide attack as in almost every case as long as the terrorist is capable of movement of any sort they continue to grab their weapons, the knife, hatchet, meat cleaver or firearm and continue to attack until rendered completely neutralized which is a euphemism for dead. The Israeli response until very recently was to try and take the terrorists into custody almost at any cost. As incidents continued to rise both in lethality and numbers of attacks the Israeli response has also slowly been ramped up both in manpower and firepower. The real difference comes when one determines the intent of those involved. The terrorist has only two modes, the one where they continue to be a danger to those around them and the one where their threats have been mitigated and they are no longer a threat to the rest of the public body. The Israeli side aims for a continuation of life and the celebration of all the aspects and potentials in life and the loss to all when somebody’s life is interrupted and even terminated by an act of ruthless and wasteful terror. The Arab Palestinians worship the sacrifice just as their predecessors who also worshiped death and they commit their lives as had their idolaters with their human sacrifices to Ba’al and other stone edifices. The Arabs terrorists are the sacrifices to their false gods and their political leaders who never make such sacrifices with members from their own family, or at least extremely seldom use their own family members, play the part of the medicine man or priests from the idolatrous temple who commit the final act of sending the sacrificial individual to their death, be it on a stone altar or be it in some display of suicidal homicidal rage, the result is the same, a violent act of worship to their false god which demands sacrifices of death.


The Jews on the other hand celebrate life and believe that all lives matter in every situation. This drives the ethos where the emergency personnel and physicians treat those needing medical interventions suffering life threatening injuries before treating those with lesser wounds or suffering from shock. There have been the few who have called for the physicians to treat the Israelis first and leave any terrorist for last treatment if receiving any treatments at all. Those supporting such a heartless response are just further down that slippery slope where some lives are treated as more important than other lives, something which is counter to much of the ethics taught the world be the Judeo-Christian ethos. A life is a life and as we cannot know, fathom or even begin to understand the ramifications of any act when compared to Hashem’s plan for the universe, we cannot begin to claim to know whose life is most important. We are always joyous when the character in some fateful event is a person we can all use as an inspirational person to be held in high regard but we are far more challenged when the hero or the one responsible for some great consequence and the advocate for this betterment of society is somebody no one would ever mistake for an admirable person around whom would desire their child to emulate. Anyone who has ever read any Charles Dickens novels is familiar with the anti-hero, a person who does great acts of kindness and gives people assistance without asking for the monies to be repaid and we find often that the person behind these admirable acts is one of lesser morality who was particularly disreputable in their early life which has acquired for them quite a deal of wealth and then we find they are often doing self-imposed penance. This is given as the reason our learned rabbinic sages hold that all lives are precious and that we have no right to take a life unless it is to save lives.


Judaism has held for millennia that all lives matter, even that of the enemies of the Jews. Torah teaches the Jews and its students that one may not know or even recognize the hand Hashem as He manipulates and controls certain outcomes and guides everything such that all results as it should. This also means that we will not know who Hashem has great designs which will be placed upon their plate to be accomplished which will benefit all, and such will more often than not be beyond the capacity for mankind to understand and especially predict from whom and from where the next miracle may come. For these reasons and the other peculiarities which are just as far out of our cognitive investigative prowess as anything performed by Hashem and as such should never be questioned as all in the end will be as it should. Still, mankind was taught by the original codification in the Noahic Code which contains seven laws which are pretty much the same as the Ten Commandments minus the first three commandments. The Noahic Code is considered to be one of the earliest definitions of a basic framework for modern civilization as it calls for a fair and unbiased judiciary, basic rules which spell out protection of property, the sanctity of the marriage bond, and even one law against certain mistreatment of animals, thus the dictation that all lives matter as if a simple animal is worthy of our mercy and respect; even an animal we will be consuming as our meal. This is where the originating basis for the Jewish ideals of life as a sacred gift which we have no capacity to fully understand how each animal’s life is worth. There are boundless specifics in Judaism on even which animals one may consume and which are not for human consumption. This might beg the question as to why all the animals which Jews are restricted from eating are banned or why the clean animals are permitted for consumption. There are those who try and depict the laws as a simply guide for eating a safe diet which will restrict the possibility for food poisoning. This had been fed further by the standard claims about the difficulties with pork and the potential for salmonella should dairy product remains seep into the crevices in either wood or unfired clay bowls and then at the next meal that same bowls used with meat, possibly then the bowl could continue poisoning the person using it over a long period of time such that when the person does finally become ill, there would be no accurate way to discern what the poison was and from where it had come. The one overriding theme in Jewish culture and laws is that life is precious and a gift to be treasured and used respectfully of others such that every life is capable of fulfilling Hashem’s plans as directed.


Beyond the Cusp


Next Page »

The Rubric Theme. Blog at