Beyond the Cusp

January 15, 2017

Freedom of the Media was and is an Illusion

 

Freedom of the Media, the Press, was intended to mean that the media was allowed to take position opposing those in power. With President-elect Trump we have a complete rebirth of freedom in Media as the leftist media has been permitted total freedom in denouncing, condemning, delegitimizing and casting overt dispersion in such rapidity that the Maxim machine gun is jealous of their repetition rate against all items Trump. The only threat the American, and its twin of the European media and much of the western and developed world’s media, is facing is that largely, with few notable exception, is pure leftist progressive slant where anything which is not in line with their politically correct, censored, straight-jacket narrow view of the world is denounced as demonic, evil, Nazi-esque and potentially leading to censorship closing down all opposing views of the right wing. The media and their vociferous echo chamber of NGO’s, political advocates, full array of supportive leftist and progressive alternative media, and various leftist lobbyists all standing together making as much racket as the world might stand. That is one of the precious secrets of the Progressive leftists, they are all for one and one for all even more so than the Three Musketeers. This becomes evident in the one area where the left progressives have mastered something that the other end of the political spectrum has yet to even consider, let alone adopt.

 

Watch any demonstration for any leftist Progressive cause and you will soon understand how they get hundreds or more at every demonstration, universal representation. Go to an ecology rally against perhaps coal powered electricity plant in your city and there will be all sorts of ecology demonstrators including anti-nuclear power, pro-wind power, save the whales, clean our rivers, save the oceans, clean air and any other ecology cause imaginable. But that is not all. There will likely be others there who support other causes and are not particularly worked up about the ecology of the Earth and more concerned with the pro-choice, anti-death penalty, anti-racism, and even pro-Palestinian or BDS or other anti-Zionist, anti-Israel movements all there for one reason, the leftist you scratch my cause I’ll scratch your cause. Often at a demonstration for some cause there will be protest signs for other causes within the demonstration because if you protest one leftist Progressive cause, you are there representing all leftist progressive causes. And the mainstream will give favorable coverage with inflated numbers of protesters and enthusiasm and will take their pictures selectively attempting to only get the right standards despite others also on prominent display. Many will accuse me and ask how it is I know this. Well, once upon a time many years ago I was one of those liberals back when being a liberal meant keep the government out of my life, respect for all people, equality for all, live and let live, and, believe it or not, gun rights was not an automatic exclusion from the club. To be honest, the one cause which had tepid support was gun rights, but at least in those days it was not a cause which caused one to be disassociate and shunned.

 

Back then one went to every protest just as is the means today. There were people who would pay people to attend protests which were considered vital. These were often the protests against particular politicians or counter rallies to out shadow any right wing causes by having greater numbers at the counter rally thus making the coverage all about the liberal progressive cause which opposed the scheduled protest. Often the counter protest did not have any license or permit and actually be technically illegal but they were seldom forced to disperse and were given much freedom. The exception were the anti-war demonstrations which the government took a dim view and would use violent force to break up such demonstrations. This was back in the late 1960s and into the 1970s and with the times the position of the establishment changed as the left took command during the Administration and Presidency of Jimmy Carter. That was a turning point as from that point on the left progressive tours de force began a simple tactic, the just ignore everything between progressive majorities and just pick up right where the last front left off. This made for a force which became all but an inevitability which could never be opposed by anything the conservatives could establish.

 

This became evident when President Jimmy Carter simply picked up where President Lyndon Baines Johnson left off with the Great Society, affirmative action, wealth redistribution, ecology restrictions on industry through emissions and every other leftist progressive cause. Then there was a break for a dozen years of the Reagan and George H. W. Bush Presidencies. Then came President William Jefferson Clinton who continued expanding the progressive cause and then came another Republican, President George W. Bush, who was not so much a counter to the progressive causes than a slightly different approach in establishing big government programs which the “No Child Left Behind” program. This brought on the yet another rendition of ‘new math,’ ‘full word recognition’ and stressing minority contributions from the past replacing history with little mention of any contributions from white males and especially Judeo-Christian ethics and instead an anti-ethical education which removed any standard history of the United States and other Western histories which when mentioned it received condemnations of how it was exclusive not as meaning something exemplary but rather as racist, prejudiced and intolerant. Any traditional history was belittled and condemned by using modern day morality and equal rights viewpoints making everything from the past appear hateful and vengeful being racist, prejudiced and xenophobic. Making normative history where Christian, white male formed history such as the Founding Fathers were cast as hateful slave owners and thus not ethical or acceptable because such was unacceptable in these modern times and the European greats such as Da Vinci, Michael Angelo, Isaac Newton, Galileo and others were also intolerant, supremacist, racist, sexist and likely homophobic or full of other forms of hateful white supremacist views which would be condemned in today’s world. This version of history left much of traditional history untaught or presented as something to be rejected and spurned as horrible examples of a hateful past.

 

The Protest

 

Some of such views are being presented in the media where past events are presented under a modern viewpoint and leftist microscope where anything which was acceptable back in history becomes unacceptable and regrettable as it fails to measure up to the modern ethos and leftist yardstick which was unheard of and did not exist when the history occurred. This method was designed and makes children ashamed of their past history and thus leaves them unattached to their past and because of their being separated and unanchored their views can be molded in such a manner as to overturn their ethics and allows them to be made to accept anything as one who has no past can be given any defined future. This is an actual method for disconnecting children from their parents, their history, their religious affiliations and anything which might define them as a continuation of their actual society and are instead given an entire redefined ethos which has nothing connected to their history and disconnecting them from parents and everything which would allow for a continuation of history and a continuation of the historic societal models. This is reinforced by the mainstream media which works using the identical redefined ethical framework leaving a youth which when they take the reins of power, they will start a society completely detached from past realities and all of history. The casting of all former history as evil and ruinous and without any worth was beautifully exemplified by President Obama when he returned the bust of Sir Winston Churchill as he refused to retain the visage of a colonialist, racist, evil, hateful individual and not the man who saved the world from Nazi Germany’s world conquest. This is indicative of the new morality that the mainstream media and education which are both completely under the thumb of the progressive, leftist rewriters of all history and religious anchors in order to create a brave new world where for all intents and purposes they could teach children that 2 + 2 = 5 as truth and the children would have no anchoring to know it was a lie. Thus is the prospect for the future in Europe, the United States and the remainder of western society, culture and the developed world should it remain under the sway of the progressive leftists whose remaking of society has actually been in progress under even the ‘conservative’ politicians since Theodore Roosevelt and shifted into high gear by Woodrow Wilson and accelerated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (yes, a relative of Theodore) and moved along even faster by Lyndon Banes Johnson and the line held by Jimmy Carter and slight advancement by William Jefferson Clinton and George W. Bush and then taken airborne and breaking virtually every barrier by Barack Hussein Obama with the future remaining to be seen. The main reason for the apoplectic fits and near convulsive contortions by progressive leftists over the election of Donald Trump is they fear those who hold their religion as holy, their ethics as cemented in a tradition worth preservation, their history as ethical and who desire moderation in progress where changes are evaluated over time, instead of great leaps being taken blindly without looking back and burning all the bridges and even the castles and fields behind them assuring there is no chance of retrieving any morsel from our collective past as they are ashamed of their Judeo-Christian history despite it having been the basis for many positive developments.

 

They refuse to credit the Judeo-Christian ethics with the end of slavery instead blaming it for slavery, bringing about the Renaissance instead dwelling instead on earlier Church anti-science standings ignoring the truth that things changed and the fact that many of those precious progressive ideas they hold as sacred have their roots in the Judeo-Christian ethos that people are all equal in the eyes of Hashem and instead teach that religion was all about exalting white, male Christian superiority and all the evils which can be appropriated to such a viewpoint. The fact that history has been a progression of events and evolutions caused often by the very past which originally opposed change but with time softened and became champions of the progressive changes in society. The reason for the new view demonizing the past of the youths’ parents and ancestors and pressing that all their views which are actually the logical result of the Judeo-Christian ethics, they want to disposes the past and make the youth divorce their history and thus be pliable and moldable into whatever the latest untested theories for society the progressives can invent. Where this will lead is to an entire unanchored generation which will fall before any anchored group which has a strong history and religious anchoring who are willing to fight for their beliefs. These types will rule the day simply because, as the old adage goes by G.K. Chesterton (we realize that anything old, especially adages, is unacceptable and makes any argument unacceptable but tough), “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” This probably states why the progressives work so hard to disconnect the youth from their past.

 

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January 8, 2017

We Would Like to Report a Hate Crime

 

In one instance of this hate crime, a single moment, thousands, tens of thousands, nay, hundreds of thousands were struck and terrified by this singular exhibit of this ongoing hate crime. This hate crime is so pervasive that it never ceases and is being furthered and perpetuated somewhere every hour of every day. This hate crime has several varieties but one surpasses all others combined in frequency and sheer forcefulness. When the hate crime, this particular form of hate crime, is committed it usually takes a form which strikes the hearts and lives of numerous simultaneously as is the intents of the perpetrators. This hate crime exists in every country, even in areas where its victims have never existed, visited, or ever been known by this select group of hate criminals. This is the only hate crime where there need not be any victim present or even within hundreds or even thousands of miles yet these hate crimes are still committed but often ignored. What is more remarkable is that places where there are real victims, unless one specific individual is struck personally, visibly, and dramatically with presentable damage or injury for the crime to be actually researched and possibly prosecuted. More often than not, contrary to much public opinion, another less visible result of the propensity and sitting on the extreme periphery of this specific form of hate crime, these more virulent nonspecific group targeted versions of this hate crime, the most common variety, the extent of police attention barely exceeds the taking of the initial report and just over half the time taking follow-up reports beyond taking a finalized list of physical damages and the cost of repairs.

 

What are the signs of this hate crime? Well, let us be honest, it is a group of hate crimes all aimed at a single measurable group who are readily identified though not necessarily easily discerned if one had to choose them from a line-up. Often these hate crimes are committed against the dead through desecration of grave sites, headstones, walls, gates and other items of areas of cemeteries set aside for the people who are victimized after their passing. Often the most affected are the relatives of those whose graves have been desecrated as well as those responsible for upkeep of their cemetery, either an entire cemetery or simply a reserved section. The resting places are far from the only targets as also gathering places are targeted such as retail stores, restaurants, food stores and any place where the victims shop or own some venture. Nothing related to these victims is safe, nothing anywhere. These hate crimes are rising in their commission at what are alarming rates across Europe while politicians are ignoring these crimes while focusing on similar crimes on other groups which are far less frequent. The reporting of these other hate crimes are very much shouted by the media ringing alarm bells regularly warning that the committing of such hate crimes against this targeted group is epidemic. This reported epidemic striking this particularly vociferous group whose protestations are of great interest in the media and the public conscience as their importance is apparently immeasurable has taken center stage while amounting to less than one third the number of the hate crime we are reporting about. Three times as many hate crimes are perpetrated against a group ignored while the lesser numbers are claimed to be propagated as a plague against society of which awareness must be immediately raised and kept at a sensitivity which could only encourage fake news over faked hate crimes.

 

That is exactly what had occurred since the election of Donald Trump. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has reported numerous high profile such purported hate crimes against Islamic women where they were victimized, reportedly, because they were wearing scarves, headscarves, hijabs, where presumably easily identifiable Trump supporters, after all the perpetrators were white and male and showing hatred, this is a reported hate crime after all, and victimizing Muslims women, which has to be the ultimate current evil, identifying them from their dress, particularly the hijab which these men tore off, demanded they remove or demanded they leave their country or other hateful acts. The SPLC had reported that hijabs had been torn off victims of these horrific hate crimes by Trump supporters at the University of Michigan (since retracted), Louisiana State University (also retracted), San Diego State University (that too was retracted), the New York City subway (again: retracted), and the University of New Mexico (no witnesses, won’t reveal attacker’s name or report the incident for investigation) as reported in an article titled The Great Hijab Cover-Up by Ann Coulter. These are reports that have been granted, along with similar reported crimes, close-up and intense coverage by the mainstream media as their perusal has produced reported crime wave of Islamophobic induced hate crimes. Meanwhile anti-Semitism has been largely ignored by comparison which is counterintuitive if one is aware of the actual commission of actual hate crimes as reported by the FBI for 2014 in the United States alone (see image below). Another report which came with the headline “Anti-Muslim hate crimes are still five times more common today than before 9/11” reported the actual numbers of religious hate crimes displayed two graphs, one showing the increase in anti-Muslim crimes from before and after 2001 which was significant (see image below) but still needs to be placed in context of all religious hate crimes which they did with another graph showing actual hate crimes by religion for 2013 (see image below). The combination of the two graphs, one showing the increase and then reduction to a higher new-normal of Islamophobic crimes and then the comparison showing the dominance of anti-Semitic hate crimes compared to all others usually with anti-Semitism driven hate crimes almost universally, excepting one year which proved to be an exception, 2001, being over half of the total anti-religious hate crimes proved the mainstream media, Washington Post in this particular case, to trumpet Islamophobic actions while trying to ignore or minimize by comparison anti-Semitism.

 

Hate Crimes Motivated by Religious Bias in a Short Graphic History

Hate Crimes Motivated by Religious Bias in a Short Graphic History

 

The truths about hate crimes is that anti-Semitism is by all measures the most prevalent hate crime which only gets worse when one remembers that Jews make up such a small portion of the population of the United States (less than 2%), Europe (less than 0.2%), and the world (less than 0.2% and omitting Israel approximately 0.1%). Despite the small numbers and percentages of Jews in the populations of the world by nation, continent and the world, the measure and amount of anti-Semitic feelings, beliefs, hatreds, myths and amount of ill at ease found by the Index of Anti-Semitism released by the Anti-Defamation League has some stunning revelations. Their map gives a revelation of the percentage of people responding to their questionnaire revealing they have anti-Semitic beliefs and leanings is stunning in its disclosure of the percentages worldwide by each regional or continental area is stunning, shocking and plain horrific in what it relates (see map below). Places where there are few if any Jews, it is revealed, have amounts of anti-Semitism well beyond reasoning and logic. The site above has numerous comparison tables, links to studies from previous years, about information, actual questions from the survey and other interesting information which flushes out their studies.

 

Levels in Percentages of Anti-Semitism Worldwide by Regions

Levels in Percentages of Anti-Semitism Worldwide by Regions

 

Anti-Semitism has permeated human history all the way back to ancient Egypt under the Pharos as related in Torah and the Old Testament. This may even be the second oldest hate crime only exceeded by virgin sacrifices which were designed to promote a higher percentage of more friendly and greater amounts of male and female interactions of intimacy in the weeks, and particularly days and hours, approaching such sacrifices. Civility may have reduced the practice of human sacrifice but anti-Semitism continues to be woven within our societies around the world. The numbers tell the story but the silence in the media tells another side of anti-Semitism, media silence. In an age where every conceivable type of hate crime is getting pages upon pages of ink with what seems like an overly copious amount of charges which after full investigation are proven to be false. The latest has been the hijab campus hate crime wave where report after report has proven out to be false reports. Despite the percentage of false report of hijab victim crimes one might think that the media might be more cautious and wait for the initial investigation to be conducted as many of these incidents were disproven within forty-eight hours, but the media has jumped at the very first hint of a report or even in one case from the Ann Coulter article where one reported case to the SPLC actually had no witnesses, would not reveal attacker’s name nor report the incident for investigation to the authorities yet it made it into reports and interviews with the media where the SPLC provided information or an interviewee for a news or editorial program, both radio and television as well as print. Yet media reporting of anti-Semitic hate crimes are given less prominence and far less hyperventilating by media reporting. One would be led to believe that Islamophobia is rampant across society, especially in Europe and the United States, while anti-Semitism has been all but eliminated when the reality is except for a one year exception, 2001; anti-Semitism has had three times the numbers of hate crimes than Islamophobic hate crimes. If the media were being honest, then pictures like those below would be more prevalent than Women in a hijab crying and sobbing while telling her tale to local and national if not international media.

 

Anti-Semitism figure and acts of vandalism

 

The conclusion is obvious, anti-Semitism has been around for such a long time that it is not new and thus not news while Islamophobia is far more recent problem, though far less than anti-Semitism, and thus is of greater interest. Further, Islam is in the news and of more interest with the Syria war, Iraq war, the recent United States and allies’ involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and other news of great interest. Much of this news is of a negative type, thus the media, which seeks to minimize the harsh realities of the violence permeating many Islamic nations, interest in finding news which places Islam in a better and more sympathetic light. Having an attractive, young Muslim woman crying on camera telling about how she was assaulted for being a Muslim, well, that is a sympathy story. Add that they are claiming that the attackers were supporters of Donald Trump make the story irresistible. On the other side of the table, we have Israel. The media has had Israel in their sights as the Obama Administration blamed Israel for his failures in forging Middle East peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The stories about Israel blamed for this, Israel responsible for that, about the only failure which was not blamed on Israel was the rising cost of health insurance under Obamacare. With all of this negative Israel stories, well, Jews were not exactly near the top of the list for sympathetic coverage. This could have contributed to the near invisible coverage of anti-Semitism. Whatever the reason for the unbalanced coverage, had the media covered reality as the numbers represent, then anti-Semitism coverage would have been beyond that of all other religious hate crimes combined as the above graphs reveal clearly. But since when was news about reporting reality and what is actually happening and not about painting the picture the media elitists want you to believe. With the mainstream media so utterly left-leaning and the current position of the left being predominantly anti-Israel and anti-Zionist, it does not take a huge leap in logic to conclude that anti-Semitism could not be all that far removed.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

December 31, 2016

Obama and Kerry Were not the First

 

President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and the fourteen collaborators of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the now infamous UNSRC 2334 were not those things which have murdered any hope in peace between the Arabs and Jews nor the Palestinians and Israelis. This was done by the Arab League in November 1947; the founding of the PLO initiated by the Arab League with great assistance from the KGB at their Cairo summit on January 13–16 followed by meetings in Moscow forming their Charter calling for the destruction of Israel formally declaring the PLO on June 2, 1964; the Khartoum Conference and the Three No’s, no peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no recognition of Israel; other steps through the years even unto each month, each week, often every hour of every day; and the refusal of Arafat and Abbas to negotiate demanding all or nothing; in the end they will have their wish, nothing. What Secretary of State Kerry and President Obama have done is merely write the opening stanza for the closing chapter on a very long story stretching back beyond written history and kept by the wolds of mouths in careful retellings until finally formalized in the writings of Torah and the Bible.

 

It was once the book which drove many including Egyptologists and Biblical archeologists to find ancient places which were unearthed and celebrated. Eventually the science is for science and should never be used to corroborate the fictitious writing in the Old Testament but if used properly will refute that old book of cautionary tales and fictitious tales more akin to Aesop than any formal study of real history. Every reputable archeologist would walk from digs in Israel, particularly Jerusalem, Hevron, Shechem, Jericho or any of the other Biblical cities and towns as if one found objects dating to and verifying any writings from the ancient Jewish texts was immediately cast as a Bibliologist and cast from the ranks of virtually every righteous and honorable archeological society and organization. Thus there have been credited archeology disproving Biblical records and discredited archeology which concurred with the biblical record, how absolutely predictable in our current age of science as a deity and religion as a blend of superstition mixed with mumbo-jumbo and archaic rituals all used to control the masses which now are under the thumb of the new false gods, the bureaucrats, politicians and their elitist masters. Times change but society little does.

 

Like many things when it comes to the Bible, Israel, religion and the Jews in particular, archeology too has its third rail, and the Bible is one such rail holding some of the highest voltages. The same can be said for modern politics. It has an irresistible allure which draws in those it will ensnare and draw down, even the mightiest fail and have missteps when coming abut the ancient promises, warnings and powers defined by its history and defined in deeds and legacy. The greatest of these admonitions, warnings, and protestations are the ones pertaining to the Promised Lands and particularly Jerusalem. The oft quoted lines derive from Zechariah Chapter 12 and read:

1) The prophecy of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and founds the earth and forms the spirit of man within him:
2) Behold! I am making Jerusalem a cup of weakness for all the peoples around, and also on Judah, [that he] shall be in the siege against Jerusalem.
3) And it shall come to pass on that day that I will make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all peoples; all who bear it shall be gashed, and all the nations of the earth shall gather about it.
4) On that day, says the Lord, I will smite every horse with bewilderment, and its rider with madness. And upon the house of Judah I will open My eyes, and all the horses of the peoples I will smite with blindness.
5) And the princes of Judah shall say to themselves, “The inhabitants of Jerusalem were my strength through the Lord of Hosts, their God.”
6) On that day I will make the princes of Judah as a fiery stove among wood, and as a brand of fire among sheaves. And they shall consume on the right and on the left all the nations round about, and Jerusalem shall still stay in its place in Jerusalem.
7) And the Lord shall first save the tents of Judah, so that the boasting of the house of David and the boasting of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not increase over Judah.
8) On that day the Lord shall protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the weakest of them shall be, on that day, like David. And the house of David shall be like angels, like the angel of the Lord before them.
9) And it shall come to pass on that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem.
10) And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplications. And they shall look to me because of those who have been thrust through [with swords], and they shall mourn over it as one mourns over an only son and shall be in bitterness, therefore, as one is embittered over a firstborn son.
11) On that day there shall be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the Valley of Megiddon.
12) And the land shall mourn, every family apart: The family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart.
13) The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of the Shimeites apart, and their wives apart.
14) All the remaining families-every family apart, and their wives apart.

 

Israel Through the Ages Joshua Enters to the Twelve Tribes

Israel Through the Ages Joshua Enters to the Twelve Tribes

 

Israel Through the Ages King David and Solomon plus Hasmonean Maccabees

Israel Through the Ages King David and Solomon plus Hasmonean Maccabees

 

Israel Through the Ages United Nations Proposed and Arab Rejected Partition and Israel as Promised by International Treaty Israel on Morning of May 15 Before War of Annihilation

Israel Through the Ages
United Nations Proposed and Arab Rejected
Partition and Israel as Promised by International Treaty
Israel on Morning of May 15 Before War of Annihilation

 

The only way such a warning could be ignored was by claiming that the Bible, despite any and all evidences, is a storybook which contains moralistic stories embedded within a story of a mythical history which was just as fanciful as the Arthurian Legend, the gods of ancient Greece and Rome, the ancient holy books from Indian legends (which may also contain truths which modern science soaked culture refuses to accept), Chinese ancestral books describing the early Dynasties, Egyptian pictographs throughout the Egyptian ancient sites and numerous other histories from ancient peoples throughout the world on every continent and even every island group. No amount of archeological verification corroborating the Jewish Bible and its telling of history will change the “open” minds of the scientific community as such a change of mind, more of a change of heart, would shake many of their most precious held tenets with which they filter all incoming information. If those in power would accept the Biblical realities and truths it would need to cause a change in policies in favor of the Jewish claims to the land of Israel, even the greater areas which is defined as the tribal lands for the Twelve Tribes (see map below). Even if they would accept a smaller Israel as defined by the lands defined by the San Remo Conference and the Churchill White Paper with the caveats for respecting religious, social and financial, but with an exception of political rights such as only allowed very limited self-rule but not necessarily allowed the vote which can be legally restricted by the Jewish State under these agreements, then the world, including the United Nations (UN) due to their obligations under Article 80 of the UN Charter, would have to accept the Jordan River as the Israeli eastern border with a line continuing down to Eilat on the Red Sea and drop any claims of necessity for another Arab State within the borders of Israel. The world would need accept that during the Six Day War in June of 1967 liberated Judea and Samaria and that in 1948 the vast majority of the Arabs who became refugees left on their own volition responding to the Mufti of Jerusalem and the commanding generals of the combined Arab armies massed against the nascent state of Israel who promised a quick war which would annihilate every last Jew and they would return and share in the spoils of Jewish wealth and have been kept in suspension, they and their descendants, an arrangement making them different with special magical claims which would span all of time and space which are denied every other refugee throughout history, simply to be a political bludgeon to use to destroy Israel, the true indigenous people. We in Israel do not expect the world to alter their position and rather mostly to reach ever greater extremes of anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism and especially anti-Israelism, though President Trump may prove a relief from this trend it is also feared that relief will be all too temporary which is evidenced by the rising anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism and growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanction Movement on college campuses across the United States, until the prophecies such as the one above become yet one more chapter in history proving Hashem and the absolute power and validity of every single last one of the promises Hashem gave to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and Moses.

 

The list of predecessors is a long, and some might say who’s who, of others who believed they had squashed the dream of Israel and the Jewish People. Just to name a few, there were the Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Persians, Alexander the Great, the Polemic Greeks, the Assyrian Greeks, and the Romans. After the Romans the world thought they had finished the Jews and they were to be lost to history but they refused to disappear. The persecutions continued with pogroms, inquisitions, crusades, and the Holocaust. Israel was already in the works as after World War I as a part of the decolonization by the Europeans returning lands to the presumed aboriginal people. They ran into a problem across much of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as the aboriginal people were gone, destroyed. The Egyptians, Berbers, the Babylonians, and tribe after tribe except for one tiny strip of line along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. The Jews were still around and so the British started something and the League of Nations adopted their initial moves and verified the reestablishment of the state of Israel and the Jews began returning home. The British got cold feet and did everything in their power to prevent the finalization of the Jewish state but after World War II there was a moral imperative to finally get out of the way. Finally, after their longest exile the Jews had their homeland again. There are some who believe that their claims from fourteen-hundred years ago as the last conquerors that they were there before the Jews because the Jews only got there in 1948. These people also believe that history only exists once they have conquered some lands and there was never any history before them. How cute is that? There have been Jews in Jerusalem and Israel constantly for almost three thousand years. Those Jews remained through thick and thin remaining despite everything that threatened them. Whenever Jerusalem changed hands between conquerors, the Jews were murdered right along with the conquered. When it changed hands again, more of the same. For three thousand years and they refused to leave and refused to be eliminated and now some from half that time think they will push the Jews off.

 

There are only two things that can remove the Jews from Israel, all of Israel. The one guaranteed power is Hashem except he promised this return would be forever and that settles that. The other are the Jews themselves and never will all of us go and the rest would not go against Hashem, any others are not really Jewish or when they discover they actually are, will return as fast and as permanently as they are able. People ask why we had not attempted to return before we did. Truth be told, many did try and getting to the Promised Land when you are stuck thousands of miles away and must walk and the peoples inbetween you and your goal desire to kill you on sight, well, it makes things a bit difficult. Then others faced countries which refused to give the Jews rights but also refused to allow them to leave under pain of death. Those were our love/hate friends of a moment. The highs and the lows were countless. The contribution of Jews in philosophy and other sciences throughout the ages in every land was beyond imagination from a people so few in numbers. One would think that a people who were learned and worked diligently would have been treasured, we were not. No matter our accomplishments, we were the ones blamed for every failure. The Czar, the Kaiser, the Kings, Queens, Princes, Barons, Dukes and Sultans all found faults with their Jews at every turn. Despite this we survived and finally Hashem is bringing us home and here we are remaining, period. We are home and should anyone care to visit you will see a multi-ethnic society celebrating life and sharing joy wherever we can find it. We celebrate life every day and despite an enemy claiming their love of death is more powerful than our love for life, we know that life wins over death as long as life never loses hope. Our love of life has helped us survive until now and it will lead us into a future as bright as our best of times with one exception, our best remains ahead as we have always held as our main belief. We celebrate life and pass that love to the next generation as that is central to Judaism, and central for Israel.

 

We need to address a few things from Secretary of state Kerry stated as facts which were direct lies or misuse of statistics through selective or creative definitions. His biggest lie was that UNSC Res. 2334 was balanced. The resolution which demands Israel deconstruct “settlements” and basically remove all impediments that he and President Obama feel are impediments on the ground against asking the Palestinians to tone down their anti-Israel rhetoric and no longer glorify terrorism is as balanced as a see-saw with a duck on one side and a ton of bricks on the other and claiming the duck was given a balanced opportunity to keep its feet on the ground. Kerry lied that Israel has built settlements as there has not been any additional housing placed by Israel beyond the Green Line. The only structures Israel has built were replacements for houses destroyed. Kerry and Obama define increased settlement activity is any increase in population. Under this definition if a Jewish family has a child they must leave and return west of the Green Line because they have produced a new “settler” with that child. The fact is that there are numerous two and even three generations of families residing in single homes as Israel has refused to add housing in any sufficient rate to accommodate the growth of the population. Perhaps it is that the United States and Europe cannot understand a nation whose population produces more children than the absolute minimum to maintain population or not meet that number. Kerry said that they were supporting a solution when the parties were ready by redefining the borders as basing them on the green Line and that the Saudi Initiative be the base which he did not address the little point that the Saudi Initiative also includes the return of the Arab refugees into Israel, not the Palestinian state but into Israel making for a vast Arab majority for the Israeli population which would vote the Jews into the Mediterranean Sea at the following election. Kerry restated in closing the need to recognize and acknowledgement of the rights of the Palestinian refugees. He stated that the solution would be supported financially and implied that the absolute integrity of Israel resulting from that resettlement. His wording was as vague as one could expect. He stressed joint operations between Israel and their Arab neighbors and it gave us an idea, perhaps he had been smoking a lot of those joints while drafting that speech, a speech as balanced as UNSC Res. 2334 and all the resolutions approved over the years by the General Assembly. I had to be forced to listen to the entire speech and will forever regret relenting and not turning his droning off.

 

Beyond the Cusp 

 

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