Beyond the Cusp

December 28, 2015

A Law Whose Time Has Come

 

Imagine for a moment that a group of nations in Europe and the European Union itself had decided, more or less as a loosely defined group, that they were going to finance and direct a group of NGOs in Israel with the intent of besmirching the image of Jordan throughout the world and work to degrade the Israeli military and drag its military and civilian leadership and soldiers before the world courts on charges of crimes against humanity. Imagine they also worked to collapse Israel as a nation and replace it with an Arab nation using spurious claims that there exists a group who have a deeper and more legitimate claim on the land and whose history was the exact history the Jews were claiming only older and thus more valid than the Jewish claims despite known facts to the contrary. Finally, imagine these same NGOs claiming to be indigenous and demanding government funding from the Israeli government and were influencing the courts and attempting to assist candidates in elections who would be more in line with the designs of the European financed NGOs in granting the Arab claims on the land and might even cripple their own nation before the spurious claims and yet lobbied the government to prevent a law making it that NGOs who received over half their financing from outside Israel to have to report all of their financing while still allowing their right to operate and claim to be actual representatives of the majority of Israelis despite all evidence to the contrary. If you were able of imagining such a ridiculous plot against Israel, then you have just successfully reached an understanding of exactly what is occurring in Israel right now.

 

This is not even a new issue as it has been going on for well over a decade by groups such as Breaking the Silence, B’Tselem, Adalah, Yesh Din, Machsom Watch, Hamoked, Rabbis for Human Rights and far too many others. All of these groups support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement which singles Israel out claiming their laws make Israel an Apartheid state. One spurious claim made constantly despite full knowledge that the complaint is unwarranted is that Israel has not permitted the Arab Palestinians to hold an election for over a decade. Is it true that the Arabs living in the semiautonomous regions under the administration of the Palestinian Authority headed by Chairman Mahmoud Abbas who was elevated to the position after the death of Yasser Arafat in 2004 have yet to vote since 2005; yes, that is a valid statement which is what makes the charge appear to be valid. The fly in that ointment is the fact that the Palestinian Authority is semiautonomous and thus has political control and governs the area in question and Mahmoud Abbas has refused to permit election where he would necessarily stand for reelection and knows he would most likely lose such an election, thus, no elections. Israel has no power to force elections in the areas under Palestinian Authority political control any more than any government in Europe can force elections in another country. Such a claim is like so many others, containing a kernel of truth which makes it believable and appear valid but the rest of the charge is false and known to be using false links and logic. The election libel is similar to the libel that the IDF (Israeli Defense Force, the Israeli military) is guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocidal crimes against the Arab Palestinians and other atrocities. Has the IDF ever had a soldier or commander of a unit commit war crimes? Unfortunately that is true as it is of any army which fights in a combat area and for proof one need not look any further than at the case against Colonel West formerly of the United States Military. His case was covered by the New York Times in an article titled THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAQ: INTERROGATIONS; How Colonel Risked His Career by Menacing Detainee and Lost which gives the essentials and the situation facing commanders in the combat zones.

 

Just as colonel West came forth and faced military trial but took an early retirement from what had before one act to protect his troops by insinuating he was about to do the unthinkable to a detainee, IDF had soldiers who have crossed lines but Breaking the Silence has been found to be using testimonies from soldiers who were forced from the IDF and are bitter about their experience and even using known activists who were never in the IDF as witness or the ones who committed such war crimes to get false testimonies which they then market to a receptive media and other manner of shaming the IDF. If Breaking the Silence were really interested in policing and improving the morality and legal restrictions being obeyed they would not seek publicity and attempt to shame the IDF and besmirch their reputation in media around the world but would rather bring their evidence before the IDF and assist in the prosecution or fact finding such that these IDF soldiers could be brought before a trial and new guidelines could be made known within the IDF preventing another such disgrace which the IDF has proven time and again to investigate every accusation of wrongdoing and does so in complete view of the public. The IDF has had its actions in the last Gaza offensive and every military engagement under the scrutiny of a military panel made up of senior officers and experts on military and international laws of warfare wherever such inquiries were warranted. The United Nations report was largely assisted by Israeli NGOs who, without exception, rely on European funding largely from individual governments, the European Union itself with a guiding purpose of defaming and disrupting the IDF and its efforts to protect Israelis from Arab aggressors including numerous terror entities such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad and others operating in Gaza as well as Judea and Samaria (West Bank). Below are three videos of experts on the laws of war and International Law, the first two are separate testimonies before the United Nations as an individual expert and as part of the panel of review both emphasizing the good and deficits of their review by Lieutenant Colonel Jeffery Corn, U. S. Army Law of War Expert, and the third is Colonel Kemp who was an observer during the Gaza War as is also an expert on the laws of war and International Law as well as the makeup and slanted objective of the United Nations panel looking to equate IDF actions with those of Hamas or possibly dirty the IDF sufficiently so as to exonerate all actions taken by Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, Islamic State and other terror actions in the Gaza war and before the war with the firing rockets by the hundreds and even thousands per day which was the real cause of the conflict. Please give each approximately two minutes of your time as they are worth hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The law being considered and about to be presented to the Knesset for actual debate and voting will be more revealing and honest than the efforts to make this legislation out to be an assault on the rights of individuals, minorities, all Palestinians and the free expression of NGOs and other elements which may at times appear critical of Israel, as the possible to be effected NGOs have claimed. The so-called “Transparency Bill” would require NGOs who receive over 50% of their funding from foreign states to reveal the precise sources of their funds. The aim is to curb the current practice of primarily European states who seek to undermine Israeli government policy by pouring millions into extreme-left and radical Arab Israeli NGOs, according to reports and comments of its supporters. European Union Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen said the Bill was more suited to a “despotic” country and added, “The Bill is explicitly intended to harm organizations critical of government policy. It will have a negative impact on the image of Israel and its standing in Europe as an open and democratic society.” Of course his comments that this legislation would impact Israeli relations with the very governments financing these foreign sourced NGOs and will now require the European busybodies who ignore the serious and potentially fatal economic and immigration positions of their own actions and spend inordinate amounts of their funds taken by taxation and other revenue sources such as tariffs and fees all to spend on financing NGOs in order to influence and destroy both politically and physically the state of Israel and only the state of Israel which just happened to be the only state of the Jews as well as the sole true democracy in the Middle East. These actions say more about these nations and the European Union and their resorting to their oldest hatreds which they have been and apparently always will be as a whole anti-Semites who firmly hold the identical view as the Arabs and too much of the Islamic world that the Jews and their state must be destroyed and brought down to be trodden on by their betters, which is defined as any bipedal lifeform free of feathers and warm blooded. These actions are claimed to be warranted as only by the destruction of Israel will peace and human rights break out in the Middle East; like the Syrian civil war turned Sunni-Shiite war will end if Israel ceases to exist, RIGHT, now tell me another European act so pathetic that even laughter gives more credence and attention than it deserves. Below is an example and translation of the fliers dropped on one location of concentrated terrorist resistance and rocket fire and these were dropped before any IDF action by approximately thirty minutes giving the Arab citizens time to relocate. The real and obvious side-effect of these warnings is it both reveals the next area targeted and allows the terrorists time to relocate as well. The advantage is that by relocating the Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other terror units will be in the open and not surrounded by civilians and thus their choices from bad to worse are they can relocate and present easy targets for airstrikes free of civilian casualties or remain in place and be eradicated free of civilian casualties.

 

 

Pamphlet and Translated Version of Pamphlet Dropped by IDF Command Before Calling Airstrikes or Deploying Ground Troops Whichever is Less Likely to Harm Civilian Lives

Pamphlet and Translated Version of Pamphlet Dropped
by IDF Command Before Calling Airstrikes or Deploying
Ground Troops Whichever is Less Likely to Harm Civilian Lives

 

 

The reality is that these NGOs do not serve the majority or even a plurality of Israeli citizens almost all of whom realize their lives are dependent upon the skill and sacrifices of the IDF and know they are owed a debt of gratitude beyond anything we can offer other than our support, thanks and love. We Israelis cannot begin to find sufficient respect for our IDF young men and women as they are by leaps and bounds the most moral and honorable military in the world ever. What also sets them apart from all other militaries, the Islamic State fears any conflict and especially a front where they would be facing the IDF on their borders. The British and Americans they claim they would welcome, though we all know they really do not want to see the entire force which the United States and Britain to a somewhat lesser extent, but as the IDF has proven repeatedly that size or lack thereof does not mean less fierce or efficient on the battlefield. The Islamic State facing a determined NATO front would last about three hours after the civilians let loose the full force as was utilized during World War II or even a single front, either the Japanese or the European front’s forces. There is another problem on the ground in an area which presents such a plethora of such challenges and where we can be glad that Egypt is no longer in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood or that too would present some difficulties.

 

One has to wonder why Israel presents such an interest and desire to do harm where no such attitude exists on the Israeli side and only desires to run their nation free of foreign entangling and mischief working to their detriment. This “Transparency Bill” only seeks to present an honest assessment and accounting before the public and provide honesty and open examinations of any outside entities seeking to hide behind highly placed charges and other mischief all tailored to bring Israel down. This blood libel of Israel as presented by Breaking the Silence before the world is simply evidentiary proof that these NGOs are nothing more than appendages of European anti-Semitism seeking to destroy Israel by setting a completely different standard and though knowing of these NGOs perfidious acts and missions statements as they are funded by their European government and the European Union who direct them to provide the exact information and take whatever stand is required for the moment and dance for their masters in Europe. The Jews who work with these groups knowing their intent and origins are nothing more than the fools, and all too many were Jews, who assisted Lenin into power who never hid his hatred for Jews but that has never bothered the leftist Jews who will grease the wheels instead of the tracks at some crucial location as the train will not take them until they are the last or the war turns poorly but the one thing they are guaranteed, in the end they will be murdered as such is the way of the tyrants. In the meantime as Europe itself has chosen a slow suicide by allowing open immigration and are receiving largely untrained people seeking the European baskets of support and not opportunity which will pay off once the requirement of hard work has been met. These immigrants are setting up areas where their laws are applied and their nation and its laws are kept quite distant beyond the jagged line upon which Europe will be breaking themselves against these jagged edges long before Israel can come to their rescue; especially should these very same Europeans continue their pogroms attempting to tear Israel down before her enemies.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

December 26, 2015

The New Anti-Semitism Palestinianism

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

al-Aqsa Mosque in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

al-Aqsa Mosque in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

December 25, 2015

Red Flags Facing Israel in Every Direction

 

With Mahmoud Abbas one week threatening to quit and hand Netanyahu the keys and the next week announcing that the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be issuing Palestine Passports in six months, what is Israel to expect and react without appearing ridiculous? Perhaps that is the entire objective of Abbas’s schizophrenic actions. Then there is the situation with the European Union with their two pronged assault on Israel, one economic and the other territorial. The economic assault has been prevalent in the news with their vote demanding separate labeling of all products coming from east of the Green Line. This will next morph into a demand that any product with X percent, eventually becoming any amount even having a single item from east of the Green Line. The inevitable end result will be a complete embargo of all Israeli goods as a precaution of any part having come from the ‘Zone Which Must be Free of all Jews’ as the Great and Powerful European Union has so decreed.

 

The territorial assault has even been ruled illegal by courts but when you are ‘The Great and Powerful European Union’ such trivialities hold no power over their edicts of what must be as they said so. This territorial assault has been the European Union’s building of Arabs from within the PA areas homes and other structures and land from within Area C which the Oslo Accords reserved to be completely under Israeli control. The Oslo Accords stipulated three zones which the parties agreed to their stipulations. Area A was given to complete PA control, both security and administrative; Area B was given to joint security jurisdiction with PA having administrative control and Area C under complete security and administrative control. The intent of the Oslo Accords was for Area A to result as an Arab state, Area C was to be annexed into Israel upon settlement and Area B was to be negotiated between the two parties, the PA and Israel. The whole idea of the Green Line which was actually the armistice line drawn when the combined seven Arab nations’ armies were unsuccessful in their efforts to completely eradicate the nascent Jewish State during the hostilities during 1948 and 1949. During this war which Israel euphemistically calls its War of Independence, the war was initiated by the aforementioned Arab armies which were perched on the Israeli borders, the current borders with Lebanon and Egypt, all of the Gaza Strip, and along the eastern shores of the Jordan River as these were the determined borders from the British Mandate and reconfirmed by the United Nations. The so-called occupied territories or disputed territories were according to all treaties including those signed by the Arab League by King Farouk recognizing the Jordan River as the legal and internationally recognized eastern border of Israel. So that raises the question of exactly who is occupying whose lands?

 

Should there be any moves by the PA to declare a state in any parts of Judea and Samaria, the actual given name throughout history of the so-called West Bank, other than in Area A, and especially and expressly in Area C, that would be tantamount to a declaration of war as that would entail taking lands which are considered to still be contested. This was what their rioting and forced occupying of almost all of Hevron as well as every desecration of Jewish holy sites and structures such as the ancient synagogues which they claim will destroy the al-Aksa Mosque despite there being miles from the Temple Mount and some not even located within Jerusalem. These accusations of Israeli or Jewish attempts or even intentions to destroy Islamic holy sites is one of the best and most egregious examples of projection as this has been their modus operandi exampled by their numerous desecrations of Kever Yoseph (Joseph’s Tomb) and destructive excavations on the Temple Mount destroying antiquities from the last three thousand plus years of Jewish artifacts. This has been proven beyond any shadow of a doubt by the finds made in Operation Sifting which is an attempt to salvage even the smallest of antiquities out of the rubble piles where the crushed remains dug from beneath the Temple Mount by PA excavations.

 

Then there are the constant terror attacks which are either not given any coverage by the world’s media or is given such a slanted and misleading coverage as to be beyond credulity. An example comes from a stabbing attack near the Old City’s Yafo Gate from yesterday where the Arab attackers murdered one Israeli, severely injured a second Israeli and one Israeli was accidently shot and killed when Border Police officers were attempting to end the attack in which one of the attackers was killed and the other injured and taken into custody. The coverage was so slanted that Israeli officials have felt it necessary to register complaints over the network slanting of the news. CNN reported the attack reporting there were four dead without differentiating between attackers and victims with a banner stating “four dead in violent stabbing at Jaffa Gate” but CBS was not to be outdone in this false implications when their screen titles with two strangely amorphous or simply misleading as with the initial title. CBS began coverage with the title “2 Palestinians killed after stabbing attack in Jerusalem” and later changed to read “2 Israelis dead after stabbing attack in Jerusalem; 2 Palestinian Assailants Killed” which was slightly less ambiguous or misleading but there is no excusing the initial reporting title. These are far from the first of the litany of misleading titles and reports with one of the more famous the Jerusalem reporter on a split screen reporting that the Arab ‘Palestinian’ shot dead was running unarmed and definitely did not have a knife which he reported repeatedly even after being told that the video was in the split screen and it showed the Arab charging baring a knife over his head in his raised hand and still the on the scene reporter refused to change his slanted reporting. This was so telling of who and how reports from Israel and especially reports from areas where terrorism is a definite threat and the average Western, especially European, reporters feed their feelings of trepidation hiring local reporters willing to report from these ‘dangerous’ locations which more often than not are Arabs and too often they have a slanted view which taints their reports. This sits just fine as the reporters themselves find such reporting believable and in tune with their line of reporting, thus much of Europe and the world, especially those relying on the BBC, AFP, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and even at times and becoming more prevalent with FOX, are receiving slanted news on which they then base their feeling on the conflicts in Israel. They are all guilty of slanted reporting which is far more often than not against Israel and supporting the ‘under dogs’ Arabs despite their being supported by the entirety of the Arab world, much of the Muslim world, and by many from Europe and other Western nations and solidly by the European Union. Even the leftist media in Israel is just as guilty as any in the international arena.

 

 

Slanted and Biased News Headline Ignoring the Jewish Israeli Victims Appearing to Claim the Palestinians Were Killed Randomly and Not Because of Their Stabbing Terror Attack on Israelis Near the Jaffa Gate And the Revised Presumably More Realistic Title

Slanted and Biased News Headline
Ignoring the Jewish Israeli Victims
Appearing to Claim the Palestinians
Were Killed Randomly and Not Because
of Their Stabbing Terror Attack on
Israelis Near the Jaffa Gate
And the Revised Presumably
More Realistic Title Below

Slanted and Biased News Headline Ignoring the Jewish Israeli Victims Appearing to Claim the Palestinians Were Killed Randomly and Not Because of Their Stabbing Terror Attack on Israelis Near the Jaffa Gate And the Revised Presumably More Realistic Title II

 

Since the Duma arson attack and the following detention and rumored mistreatment of even some minors in efforts to force confessions and fortunately there will be a trial which will hopefully bring into public review exactly what techniques were used to gain any confessions or not get a confession from many who still might be called to attest to the methods used. If the rumors which have circulated turn out to be true, then waterboarding would have been hazing compared to the techniques used here which came closer to the methods of Tomás de Torquemada. Where we would prefer to keep my faith and belief that the state is honorable and would not act in any way dishonorably which is something the recent reviews by a select board of former and active commanders and select officers who are responsible for similar review of troops in combat who reviewed the past war in Gaza which presented a report which lauded the IDF actions and gave special note to the review internal to the IDF and their review procedures in cases of accusations or internal reporting of misuse of power or other abuses. We will need to wait and see what develops but an open and transparent review would go a long way to belay our doubts and fears.

 

There is one thing that we feel great embarrassment and sorrow when we hear about acts of violence by fellow Jews against other Jews especially as well as when such violence is directed at Arabs who are innocent of any aggressions against Jews as such actions work against any possibility of settling our differences peaceably. If it proves out that Jews were behind the Duma arson attack which murdered an entire family, we support the prosecution to the highest charges and highest sentencing upon a conviction for each offender. Equally important, if it proves that no Jews were found to be guilty and that evidence points elsewhere that Israel not permit the PA to whitewash an investigation and do whatever is within their abilities to find and bring the actual perpetrators to justice just as they would prosecute any Jew responsible for such a horrendous crime. Any crime of such viciousness must be researched and investigated to the utmost depth and chase down every potential lead until every last detail is known and all involved are persecuted. There is no reason for murdering an infant and an entire family no matter what the reasons and those involved must be brought to justice. The same needs to go for these terrorists who have been attacking Israelis need to be brought to justice and made to serve their entire term ending these releases just to have Abbas and friends kick us in the face for yielding to his demands. We, meaning all of Israel are fed up with the world always demanding Israel make concessions until we have no concessions left, period. How about instead of asking Abbas for some promise he never plans to keep or honor, we simply demand that he state explicitly exactly what terms would he be willing to accept for an end to all hostilities and borders such solution would demand to satisfy all the Arab demands.

 

Perhaps having Abbas advertise exactly what terms would be acceptable to him would finally present the real reason there has been no peace and there can never be peace as long as Abbas or any of his minions are involved with the peace process as they refuse the process and demand all or nothing. It is time they were told either they compromise or they will receive nothing and be removed from power along with all the rest of the people behind thus intransigence allowing calmer and more reasoned and rational minds to come to the fore who can reach a compromise. If they also prove unable to make peace, they too can face the same answer as above and continue the willowing until somebody is found willing to reach a fair peace. The only solution to the Arab Israeli situation will require honesty from the Arabs, their speaking honestly, and finally the settlement of the Arab Israeli conflict which will require a desire from the Arabs and reasonable demands from the Arabs otherwise Israel will be left with little choice but to reclaim all the presumably contested lands which were recognized at the time of her birth with her eastern border being the Jordan River and not the Armistice lines reached with the Arab world after the six plus national armed forces stood ready to do battle the morning of her independence where Israel managed to survive losing much of Judea and all of Samaria to Jordan who occupied these lands from May 1948 through June 1967 when Israel regained these lost lands and has been attempting to manage a peace treaty with the Arabs who remain intransigent, refusing to compromise on their maximalist demands. Until the Arabs compromise, they should be made to lose land and eventually their continuing to refuse to compromise from their demand to replace Israel choosing to fund a terrorist state over a normative functioning state, then they will destroy any hope of there having a functioning state, there will only be the functioning state of Israel.

 

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