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September 30, 2015

Historic First Tashlich Observed at the United Nations

 

There should be joy simply that such a Jewish custom as Tashlich, which literally means to toss, was being observed with a ceremony at the United Nations attended by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and United Nations Ambassadors from over ten countries and other dignitaries presided over by Rabbi Arthur Schneier of the Park East Synagogue. But there is so much more to find as a blessing than this event having taken place, and the bread cast into the East River may be a blessing to any fish sturdy enough to reside in these waters, as this idea was not a result of anything done by the Israeli United Nations staff or by the Jews of the United States but by a group of Europeans who call themselves the Forum for Cultural Diplomacy (F4CD). The ceremony was held in the resplendent Rose Garden of the UNHQ, and allegorically threw the bread of their “sins” into the East River, may the waters of the East River ever survive and recover from the shock of such a casting of sins. The real miracle is the Forum for Cultural Diplomacy which is a pro-Israel European Christian group and is wholly responsible for this miracle of so many dimensions. Probably the best ways to reveal the scope and breadth of this not so minor miracle might be to allow the video of the event speak for itself.

 

 

 

 

There were two founding members from the F4CD, Dr. Gregory Lafitte and Tomas Sandell, who spoke and told of their reasoning behind their initiative. Dr. Gregory Lafitte spoke clearly and succinctly demanding that, granting the Jewish People “Tolerance is not the answer. It is not enough to ‘tolerate’ the Jewish people, but we need to honor and celebrate their culture and their many contributions to mankind.” Dr. Lafitte went so far as to conclude his speech with a rendition of the Avinu Malkeinu prayer. It is nested here in the declaration by Dr. Lafitte that we come upon the miracle, the gem in the center of this entire event, the demand by Righteous European Christians for humankind to not simply tolerate the Jews but to thank them for the basis for so much of our modern society, the Jews contribution to not only justice but to justly work towards justice with no regard for wealth or lack thereof, position of importance or one of meager standing, king or pauper, man or woman, elder or the youngest amongst you, to justly apply justice with complete blindness to the petitioner or the petitioned, with only the inward seeking eye of fairness and impartiality, this amongst all the gifts societies have garnered from the Bible and its lessons. Dr. Lafitte also alluded to the rising groundswell of anti-Semitism sweeping Europe and that at the United Nations there is the “Isaiah Wall” featuring the verse from Isaiah, Chapter 2, prophesying a time when “swords will be turned into plowshares.”

 

Outgoing Israeli Ambassador Prosor addressed the gathering stating, “We are here today to participate in a unique tradition – Tashlich, which literally means to toss. It’s an opportunity to symbolically cast off the sins of the past and let the flowing water carry away the shortcomings of the previous year. As we mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations this is an opportunity to reflect off this institution where it has fallen short and where we have not done enough to alleviate human suffering. Seventy years on, it is time for voices of reason, of tolerance and moderation to reclaim the public space.”

 

Rabbi Arthur Schneier stated, “The fact that we are gathering here at the UN shows the respect that the United Nations has for all faiths, their holidays and for their stress on human dignity. Day of Atonement means to be at one – at one with God and one with man.”

 

The reason this struck me as being so meaningful is because there is now a balance with the F4CD group of Christians in Europe added to groups such as CUFI (Christians United for Israel) in the United States that maybe the world will have finally found the track which will grant the Jewish People the respect for their existence, their homelands and their contributions which continue to this day in so many fields of endeavor contributing to the advancement of human knowledge that perhaps the waves of anti-Semitism can start to be turned back and not just contained but eliminated. I have known that even if the Jewish People were to stand with one voice and demand as proud and loud as possible for their being tolerated and given what is due them even if not respected in all manner of dealings; such would be as a whisper in the hurricane that is modern society. The Jews pleading their case is but a weak cry from deep within the wilderness, a sound which can never carry the fury to demand to be heard as we are barely one-fifth of one percent (0.2%) of the world’s population.

 

If the Jewish People are ever to be allowed to live even vaguely resembling normal lives treated as equals with guaranteed rights it will take voices supporting the Jewish People, and by extension, Israel, from outside the Jewish communities. It literally comes down to a game of numbers and in the world we Jews are far too few to make our own case without outside support, and it needs to be unwavering and unconditional support. With these Christian groups willing to stand with us, or almost basically for us, we then have one obligation which we owe these wonderful people willing at last to risk alienation and rejection to stand with us, to stand with the Jew, both as a people and as a nation, Israel, and that is to remain honorable, upright, caring and most of all deserving of their support. Yes there exists the need for those who have wronged the Jews throughout history, and that list is a virtual list of who’s who of nations and backgrounds stretching from one side of the globe through to the other, with hatred of Jews and by implication, Israel, almost the constant which ties the world as one and to be in the Jews corner at long last.

 

 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon celebrating Historic First Tashlich Observed at the United Nations

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon celebrating Historic First Tashlich Observed at the United Nations and United Nations Ambassadors from over ten countries and other dignitaries presided over by Rabbi Arthur Schneier of the Park East Synagogue. The Forum for Cultural Diplomacy facilitated the ceremony which was held in the resplendent Rose Garden of the UNHQ where the diplomats and attendees cast their bread upon the water an thus rid themselves figuratively of their sins.

 

 

Having Christians willing to stand for Israel and for the Jewish People is a very healthy start and we can only pray that these groups gain in strength and numbers as those are the things which grease the skids upon which all civilization rests. The Jewish People, often as individuals, have contributed so much to the modern limited government concepts through the limitations placed on a King or other sovereign against their gathering unto themselves riches at the expense of their subjects and instead demanded of each sovereign to write their very own Torah Scroll such that their everyday is another lesson in humility and sacrifice for the betterment of the people. All too often Jewish and Israeli leadership has seemingly lost their way and thus lost their perspective and gathered themselves riches in direct contravention of the Biblical directives. This new group of friends needs to be cultivated and worked alongside with to provide them a clearer picture of the state of the world, the anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel NGO, government or other grouping all of which can be competed against utilizing simple facts. These very same facts require our assistance in defining the areas where their assistance can produce the greatest return on their efforts.

 

These groups need be armed with facts and the reality and ramification of the San Remo Conference, the Mandate Systems, the Churchill White Papers, the occupation of Judea and Samaria by Jordan, the Golan Heights by Syria and Gaza by Egypt. The rightful demands of the Israelis need to be heard above the cacophonous din of lies, half-truths, innuendo and outright deceit spread far, wide and loudly. These allies will need to study research of the past in order to form an unbiased decision, one that is probably not going to rest well with those demanding that the Jews have no claim for visiting the Temple Mount or that there need be another nation called Palestine, let alone replacing Israel with such a state. Still, it is of paramount importance that Jews and Israel continue to cultivate acceptance where possible and true friendship with those who know Jewish history and support Israel in her struggles for peace, a just and true peace which will last forever. The reality is that in Europe, as in the rest of the world, Israel and the Jewish People have some very staunch supporters and a general support amongst those who understand the problems Israel faces daily and must find means of dealing with a very vocal minority in most instances whose incessant demands often in the form of the BDS movement such that they lose the support of those who still regard Jews as an evil blight to be wiped from the face of what they consider their planet. These are the flies in the ointment which must be isolated, something Prime Minister Netanyahu claims he can accomplish by speaking at the United Nations this week. If only his words were sufficient to drown out the raucous few who largely occupy the extreme ends of the political spectrum, both extreme right and left. If only his words would suffice.

 

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July 1, 2015

When Our Traditions All Fall and Fail Us

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Shared traditions and agreement on common goals are the glue which holds societies together. Without these familiar items as the glue there is no need to fear threats from without as the society eventually will tear itself apart from the inside. You want a current example of such a society all one need do is look to the Middle East and pick a nation which is crumbling and intertwined in a destructive civil conflict and you have your example. Syria is all too obvious as Bashir al-Assad had a view of his Alawite minority should be defended by the Druze militias acting as his personal army and all the aid he needed from Iran in arms and even soldiers as things began to go wrong. Bashir al-Assad’s father held the nation together with the glue of fear of his wrath while the son is nowhere near the fearsome leader imbuing strength and competence like his father and before one knew it he was challenged and failed. When an iron fist and the fear of it visiting your little corner of the world is all your nation has holding it together, then you better be ready to use it and use it without mercy or else you are doomed. Such nations are destined to fail from the outset as sooner or later one falls victim to the el-Duce syndrome where the people revolt against your leadership as soon as your power comes into question even if it was your alliance with one megalomaniac that collapses and the next thing you know you are strung up in the town square for a week or so. When the Soviet Union began its surprisingly rapid crumbling from the inside, a friend asked if this was real and if it was, what would be the sign to look for that would signal it was irreversible. As for if it was real, let us say I was as in shock as the next person. As for the sign signaling this truly was the end, that was the easy part so that is what I tackled using that to hedge my answer on belief. I simply told him that I would believe this was the end when Nicolae Ceaușescu fell in Rumania, and sure enough he was the last of the leaders to fall and he fell almost as hard as the European Axis leaders at the end of World War II. The other modern day examples of such failures are Saddam Hussein’s Iraq where the three main societies within have each gone their own way whether by choice, the Kurds in the north, by default, the Shia who hold the power of the governance now, and those who lost outright, the Sunni who are now caught between two enslavers, the Shia government of Iraq and the murderous hordes that are ISIS and they have nowhere to turn as neither the Kurds nor the Shia have any love left for them as they were seen as the cruel oppressors who benefitted from Saddam Hussein’s rule and are now collecting the payment for his sins. Libya is the final example where without a strong leader or the perception of such the entire society reverted back to tribal divisions and will remain each tribe to themselves against the other tribes forming and breaking alliances as it fits them without any possibility of reinstituting a central government which has reach more than twelve blocks in any direction from central Tripoli. There are even those who blame the collapse of the Roman Empire on their failure to incorporate Roman culture, rules and societal structures on those they had conquered at the fringes of their empire which eventually led to the downfall which is a concept with a share of its validity.

 

If such failure of the Roman Empire came from the fraying at its edges of the application of a singular set of societal norms, then we are today witnessing the death throes of the United States as their common heritage and societal norms are currently under assault in the courts where laws are being fortified in defiance of the traditional culture ripping things apart in such a manner as to make the separate, even disparate, parts of the society unglued from each other which may lead to the collapse of that society. The latest and possibly second most destructive tear just was handed down by the Supreme Court with their universal acceptance of same-sex marriage as the law of the land. The real culprit which will eventually topple the United States and potentially all of Western society is multiculturalism which stands that one must honor all others and their customs and no universal set of shared standards can be allowed to stand unassailable by the many and varied lesser cultures within the society. There was a time not that long ago where gun ownership was near universal in the United States and now in most of the major cities gun ownership is not only shunned but illegal which has led to rampant crime as now the criminals do not need a firearm to make them equal to any victim they choose as all they need is two other fellow miscreants to forcibly take anybody’s money by force of numbers, though there are those who prefer not sharing who simply use a weapon, not even necessarily a gun. Then there are those cultures which are forced into remission and made to hide their identity or to regress into enclaves where their numbers provide protection. The day is coming and coming rapidly to the United States shores and is awash over Europe which is pushing the Jews out of society despite the Jews having mostly adopted what was sold to them as the societal norms. The Jews have been consistently seen to be on the leading edge of every trend which came along and was considered enlightened. They were among those marching for civil rights for blacks in the fifties and sixties and have remained supporters of equality of the races through to the current times. They have been at the forefront of the march for gay acceptance and even same-sex marriage. Now that the Jews are the ones being shunned from the college campuses, and trust that which enthralls the masses in the colleges today will be the mainstays of the society ten to twenty years hence; there are already signs that there is sufficient an undercurrent in American subcultures which already hold anti-Semitic feelings which are now slowly emerging from what many would claim were the same centers from which Jew hatreds grew in Europe in the rise of the Nazis. One of the things people seem to forget was the rise of the Nazis had two epicenters and the college campuses were just as important if not more so than the reemergence amongst the rest of the areas blamed for this resurgence of Jew hatred as the ideological leaders more often came from the ivory halls of academia which was also one of the first places that the Jews were banned, from either attending or teaching in the universities. How much longer before such purges strike Western nations’ colleges and universities. It already happens on many campuses for a period every year during the heights of Israel Apartheid Week or during pro-Palestinian celebrations which have started to resemble the pogroms of Russia and the Inquisitions and other cleansings in Europe where the Jews were singled out for exclusion from the society often simply by their being expelled with only the possessions they had packed in a suitcase or two readied ahead of the pitchforks and angry mobs wielding them and other times by simply removing them permanently often burning them at the stake and other methods the crown would demand during their frenzied assault on the other, the Jew.

 

When that befalls western culture once again it will have started in the exact same place but with a slightly different target, the unfitness of the unborn. The undertaking has traditionally been referred to as Eugenics Movement. The idea of eugenics reaches back at least as far as Plato who called for the formation of a guardian race of selective breeding of those who were of superior mind and body, the mating of the cream of humanity to produce a master race. Sound familiar? Francis Galton, the half-cousin Charles Darwin, had taken his relative’s work on evolution and the survival of the fittest and applied it to be used within the human populations to breed the perfect human being and for the removal of those who were inferior. He coined the word Eugenics and eventually it became a course of study in the universities leading to a movement started around a core of its most ardent and adamant proponents and the rest is history. What is less well known is that the forefront of the Eugenics movement formed in the United States and its acceptance was so universal that it was from the United States that the most strident proponents of eugenics emerged. Such names at the front in founding the eugenics movement in their day and up to today are the poet Carl Sandburg, the aviator Charles Lindbergh, the mother of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger, the Perfect Human Society and an interesting proponent in current times, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel who was instrumental in the drafting of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or Obamacare. People might be shocked to be informed that Planned Parenthood has not always been the equal provider of alternatives for those who either desire preventive methods to avoid pregnancies or alternatives to carrying, their terms to birth of the child, a fetal mass to its conclusive child bearing as it would cause the mother undue mental stresses and interfere directly with their pursuits in life, it originally was used to sterilize those seen as unfit to have children thus forcing a eugenics program which was, as it is today, centered in minority neighborhoods. Providing you desire to seek the reality that is Planned Parenthood all one need to do is to research Margaret Sanger and her relationship with what we would today refer to as black genocide, it is not a pretty picture. There comes now another eugenics styled movement and this time the target will be traditions, the very traditions which were the glue of Western culture and society for the last two millennia.

 

The scissors that cut the pages into confetti will be forged by multiculturalism where no culture is to be preferred because we are blinding ourselves to such observations and the axe which will sever the binding making the job of the scissors even easier will be the axe taken to the Judeo-Christian culture and in particular to cut the binding of that book which professes that there are such things as good and evil, there is such a concept as right and wrong, that a life lived with proper restraints is life to be pursued, the book that once graced nearly every house and every hotel room across the United States and now a book scorned as old, out of fashion and obsolete, but the Bible is that book which we could learn where our new follies will lead, they will lead to the same place they have always led, ruination and the destruction of all that made the Western World strong. Choosing to lose ourselves in a culture of any culture of the moment is the culture we desire to raise up, but we cannot raise up debauchery and the damnation of human life as equal to the pursuit of a good life spent rejoicing in the gift that life provides and not seeking some manner of faith which demands of us surrender or die, such is a choice without a choice. We need return to our former ideals which permit those whose cultures differ to continue such practice in their private times and spaces such as their homes and houses of worship, but also we demanded they accept our cultural rules when in public. The Western culture allowed for certain irregularities such as special religious clothing being worn in public and even providing areas for prayer permitting such did not interfere with the performance of one’s job and was committed off the clock and on the individual’s own time as the whole cannot be forced to pay them for their private time spent praying and not producing things of mutual gain as that is what working at a job is, producing things for mutual gains, a cooperative effort and a central pillar of our traditional society.

 

Schools were a place where we learned about our mutual culture and were able to master those basic tenets which supported the society, and where we learned how to think and not so much exactly what to think though guidelines were imposed and what was out of bounds was ingrained. We even learned to cooperate through sports where we also learned the easy joys of winning and even more importantly how to cope with losing and thus with failure. The best amongst us learned that failure was not the end but rather a stop where we reassessed our priorities and assumptions making changes where we found things in error or lacking altogether and then proceeded on towards our ultimate goal. Further we learned, were we that fortunate, lucky even, that failures come in the thousands and that success comes only to those willing to fail and fail repeatedly and learning from each failure where we diverted from our goals and how to get back on track. Are there ideas whose failure is guaranteed and where one can never fully achieve the goal? Yes. We can never make a machine which is 100% efficient as in all things there is that degree of wasted effort, effort which does not contribute to the completion and realization of the goal. In a machine that goal is the product such as a generator making electricity; we use water, steam, explosive fuels all to drive the generator to make electricity but there are losses to friction and pushing the generator against the resistive magnetic forces induced in the coils which does not directly produce the electricity but which must be overcome. The same is true in life. Sleep is something our bodies must submit to or we will eventually collapse and possibly die. Still, it is sometimes in our dreams that the spark bursts forth solving some vexing problem which assists the project to completion. Such is an exception and even that spark was not the only dream we enjoyed or endured, and there were the periods of sleep which were used as a dedicated means of repairing and preparing the body for the next day. Another item which obviously diverts us from achieving goals but may be necessary in order to reach our goals are the failures along the way. Lessor peoples will allow failures to prevent them from trying and just surrender to their failures. That is not an intricate part of our society until recently when we found ways of rewarding those who become mired in failure.

 

Another casualty in our modern society is the loosening of the moral structure. In the lives of the vast majority of the population, and to a limited extent to all of the population not restricted to an asylum (do we even have asylums any longer to care for the elderly and the comatose?) as we all wear clothing though some wear far less than others; we all eat and sleep as nature insists on these; and we all live and let live because if large segments of the society, and it need not be more than ten to twenty percent of a society, take to being belligerent and resorting to murdering those who they fear or refuse to submit; then the society will fracture and it will soon become a free-for-all with every faction against the rest; see Libya, Syria or Iraq for current examples. What many do not realize is this is rapidly becoming the definition of Western culture. The society of the Western World has become unmoored and without an anchor with which to tie off and provide immovability, permanence and the Western World has rapidly been cranking the centerboard retrieving it from below the boat allowing the winds to blow us as they may while our ability to steer the boat has failed without the centerboard. That centerboard was western Judeo-Christian ethics and the anchor was the ideal of hard work will produce and provide for one and one’s family and charity would take care of the few who for reasons often beyond their control are unable to find a place within our society. We did not used to change our society such that everybody’s quirks or the beliefs of those coming to our shores being used as a cudgel with which to beat and force us to alter our religious and social structures which we have held dear fashioning our societal norms around and have worked just fine for us and is tried and true. Therein lies the current problem, we in the West have doubted our own culture while allowing another culture whose adherents have little doubt that it is superior to all the Western World has ever known and that the Western World must be cowed and beaten into submission, and that is termed our surrendering to Allah. Do not mistake Allah for the same as G0d in our Judeo-Christian society as Hashem does not demand surrender but instead reason, trust and faith. The easiest manner to present a difference is to look at the lineage of belief. In Judeo-Christian ethics the line of faith flows through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob while Islam and Allah follow the lineage of belief through Abraham, Ishmael and Mohammad. Perhaps this is as good a place to stop before I get into deeper troubles and this is way more sufficient amount to chew of for one day. With any luck I’ll get into this stranger side of my reasoning after a decent period of rest. Thank you all for reading this far and may your life be blessed only with those failings which aid you in your journeys and make you a stronger and better you, even if others spend some time confused at what you are trying to say, and boy have I spent time on that bus.

 

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June 14, 2015

What Could Accusations of Apartheid & Genocide Provoke?

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The accusations which originate largely from Western nations, the NGOs they finance and echoed by every human rights group as well as the United Nations General Assembly, the United States State Department and its highest superior, President Barack Obama, plus the European Union and the many Arab nations and organizations are that Israel has an Apartheid society which denies Arab Palestinians there rights within Israel’s recognized sovereign territory as well as within the contested regions. Many also echo and hold fast to claims of ethnic cleansing of Arab Palestinians and even of committing genocidal persecutions against the Arab Palestinians despite all the evidence, facts, proofs and investigations which have universally proven that no such acts are in any way, shape or form a part of Israeli governance or programs and interactions with the Arab Palestinians. The claim that the Arab Palestinians not only were excluded from voting in the recent Israeli elections are absolutely ridiculous as the Arab Palestinians are not Israeli citizens nor are the for the largest part even under Israeli civil or even military control and only have their two main areas, Area A and Area B.

 

Those Areas under Arab Palestinian civil and largely security control are seldom entered by any Israeli security without first informing and receiving permission from the Arab Palestinian Authority with the sole exception of an actual pursuit of a terror suspect, and I am using the word ‘suspect’ in a very loose manner as the ‘suspect’ was witnessed performing the violent criminal assault, taking security personnel into Area B which Israeli security are permitted to enter to enforce laws in conjunction with the Arab Palestinian Authority under the Oslo Accords. The reason the Arab Palestinians have not voted since 2006 has to do with Mahmoud Abbas refusing repeatedly first in 2009 and again in 2012 and most recently last year after the formation of the unity governance agreement between Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and whatever other entities were to be included in the new and improved all-encompassing and unifying all the Arab factions into a single government unifying Gaza with their areas in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and by the agreement there were to be elections within months of the agreement. Abbas knows that should there be an election and no matter how many Gazan might refuse to back Hamas or Islamic Jihad, they are equally unlikely to support him and the vast majority of his own Fatah and Arab Palestinian Authority subjects would vote for Haniyeh from Hamas instead. Abbas realizes that as soon as he loses power and is no longer protected by the security force currently assigned to keep him alive, that his life would not be worth a single Agora let alone a Shekel and that his sole hope for survival after any elections would be to be in Tel Aviv when the final counts are delivered. That is why the Arab Palestinians have not been permitted to vote in an election for almost a decade.

 

As for the Apartheid claims, there exist approximately 1,688,600 Arab citizens of Israel which make up around 20.7% of the total population with 6,119,000 Jews making up 75.0% of which the Haredi make up 9.9% of the population numbering 750,000 and others which include Christians, Baha’I, Buddhists, Hindus and others numbering 349,700 making up 4.3% of the total population and all get to vote in Israeli election, hold office in the government, hold jobs, own businesses, own land, ride on busses and trains taking any seat they desire and any discrimination which may exist in any direction is illegal and would be investigated and adjudicated in the courts in which there are Arabs serving as judges at all levels. Probably the best two examples are Haneen Zoabi, an Arab Christian who claims to be a Palestinian and demands that Israel be replaced by Palestine and that the Jews including her fellow Ministers in the Knesset owe her thanks for her permitting them to live in her lands, and Ahmad Tibi, who served as a political advisor to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat from 1993 to 1999 before returning to live in Israel and became a Minister in the Knesset despite his position in what can only be described as an adversarial organization as a close confidant with its founder and leader until his death, as well as Masud Ghnaim, Yousef Jabareen, Ayman Odeh, Osama Saadi, Aida Touma-Suleiman, Abd al-Hakim Hajj Yahya, Jamal Zahalka, and Zouheir Bahloul who were all part of the Arab Group which was made up of various Arab, Druze, Bedouin and other mostly minority representatives which coalition gained thirteen seats making them one of the top three groups or parties in the current Israeli government. So much for the canard that Israel denies Arabs and non-Jews the vote.

 

Now we come to the most egregious of the lies against Israel claiming the Israelis are committing ethnic cleansing or genocidal actions against the Arab Palestinians. All one need do is compare their population from one year to the next and the lie is revealed. The Arab Palestinians who are presumed to have lost their homeland to the Israeli colonizers despite their so-called ‘nation’ never ever existed nor has it ever fought the Israelis except through terrorist actions which often required IDF actions to prevent further slaughters of Israelis amongst whom Arabs, Bedouins, and Druze have suffered loss of loved ones and family members including children to these indiscriminating terrorist attacks. The main detracting and near impossible to quantify as the Arab Palestinian leadership from Fatah in Judea and Samaria denies there is any problem as also do Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza when approached on the subject of Arab Palestinians emigrating if they can find the money and the favorable situation where they are able to get out from under the despotic grasp of their governance which goes to extremes to prevent attempts to emigrate to a better life. Be these situations as they may, the graph below depicts the growth of the Arab Palestinians’ population from 2006 to 2015 depicting an increase from three-and-a-half-millions persons to four-and-a-half-million persons; a total increase of one-million persons in just nine years.

 

Graph of Palestinian population 2006 to 2015 in millions of people

Graph of Palestinian population 2006 to 2015 in millions of people

 

 

The only thing that matters once these accusations have been put to being the lies that they are is to understand the reasons behind driving these accusations, exactly what they should be viewed for being and what effects they will pose and situations they might engender even if such is actually the opposite of what they are seeking. A glaring example was made this week though the actual decision was completely off by one-hundred-eighty-degrees from the conclusion the media and world took from the decision of the United States Supreme Court. The world mistakenly took the decision to indicate that the United States does not recognize Western Jerusalem as being within the Green Line or despite that having decided that all of Jerusalem should belong to someone other than Israel and probably to the Arab Palestinians though none of that was in the actual decision. The decision handed down by the Supreme Court in their six to thee decision was that the Congress does not have the power to force an agency, in this case the State Department, to recognize and issue documents against their policy. The Supreme Court did not identify what policy leaving the decision to be a formidable and potentially sweeping decision granting greater power for the Presidency and the Cabinet agencies who now can understand themselves to be free of any Congressional oversight or subjected to directives from the Congress. This gives the Executive Branch a huge amount of added powers which may require another case to visit this decision and further define their stand thus focusing when and where these newly found authority and override ability for Executive Branch Agencies and the President himself. Ignored by the Europeans and President Obama were a few facts about Jerusalem and why Israeli Jews and hopefully other Jews will fight to retain all of Jerusalem, Especially the Old City and Temple Mount. Jerusalem is the beloved of Jews everywhere, Jews pray facing Jerusalem, the Passover Seder ends saying, “next year in Jerusalem,” and finally Psalm 137 which is also known as the Song of Babylon is all about Jerusalem and her importance which all should weigh heavily before attempting to take her from us again, the translation, as best as it can be to the Hebrew, can be seen below,

 

137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
137:2 Upon the willows in the midst thereof we hanged up our harps.
137:3 For there they that led us captive asked of us words of song, and our tormentors asked of us mirth: ‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion.’
137:4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?
137:5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
137:6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not; if I set not Jerusalem above my chiefest joy.
137:7 Remember, O the Lord, against the children of Edom the day of Jerusalem; who said: ‘Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.’
137:8 O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that repayeth thee as thou hast served us.
137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.

 

Still, the President reacted in such a manner as to imply that the Supreme Court was granting a validation on the content of the subject matter within this case and not simply the limitation on the Congress preserving authority for the President and the rest of the Executive Branch. The rest of the world went almost dizzy with glee taking this misconception and running with it claiming it implied that the Arab Palestinians had the rights to all of Jerusalem, and not Israel. Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat and Jibril Rajoub were feeling the strong vibrations as the Europeans reacted one after the other as the news of the decision and the misleading narrative made its way across Europe and then the Middle East.

 

With the Europeans leading the world in the belief that now all of Jerusalem is up for negotiations and that, as some in high places had previously whispered, all of Jerusalem could end up in Arab Palestinian hands and not just up to the Green Line or some other demarcation, there was glee giving the Arab Palestinian leadership renewed hope that they were definitely winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the world and their goal for the state of Palestine replacing all of Israel was now, more than ever, a reality which was within their grasp. Abbas and company were now assured that all they needed to do was wait and continue financing and directing the BDS movement and apply shaming force against the weak western leaders just like CEO Stephane Richard who recently made a large stir claiming that as CEO of Orange, he wished he could cut all ties and not do business with Israel as he made almost no money from their partnership with Partner Communications Company Ltd. The implication of the problem being two-fold, Orange CEO Richard had succumbed to the BDS demands and intimidation giving the BDS organizers a huge increase in their intimidation war against the world trading and recognizing Israel forcing them instead to promote the Arab Palestine regardless of the consequences and that Orange was conned or otherwise fooled as the Israelis (read Jews) had swindled him and taken unfair advantages thus forming a contract which gave Israel (again read Jews) the service virtually for free or barely paying for the service. The charge of fraudulent dealings when money is at stake finds its origins as one of the earliest of charges leveled against Jews. This was the theme in Shakespeare when he wrote the play The Merchant of Venice where one of the main characters was the Jewish money-lender, Shylock, who adds a dark and ominous condition that the loan must be repaid in three months or Shylock will exact a pound of flesh. In the end when the loan was not paid Shylock is told by the judge he can have the pound of flesh as long as he doesn’t draw blood, as it is against the law to shed a Christian’s blood. The rest leaves Shylock a broken man forced to even abandon his faith and adopt Christianity. There were shades of the accusation of Orange being the victim of the sly dealings as those with Shylock in the Orange franchise to the Israeli company Partner Communications.

 

The Arab Palestinians and the Arab League nations which assist with the BDS financing which is oddly done completely through cash in hand payments thus avoiding any large and traceable bank accounts or the image of a large organized juggernaut which it is with international tendrils reaching to the corners of the Earth and four continents, especially on numerous major university campuses and gaining footholds in countless more. The cash is delivered using the Arab Palestinian Authority, or Palestine, embassies, consulates, representative offices and other arranged meetings where organizers, activists and other people in leadership or permanent positions will take turns flying even into Israel to get their funds directly from Ramallah if there is no other means through the institutions established on every continent to supply the needed cash. It is estimated that there are literally hundreds of millions and potentially a great deal more invested in making the BDS movement appear spontaneous and a grass roots movement with little if any organizations when in fact there is an international web of tangled and overlapping organizers, activists, agitators, transportation dispatchers, treasurers who often are responsible for tens of millions to be paid to others often monthly. These activities are paid for mostly with the Western funds provided the Arab Palestinians Authority through direct funding of the Authority by Europeans and the United States as well as funds siphoned from UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) which is United Nations funded and directly funded again largely by the United States, Canada and Europe. The BDS will likely be hitting the campuses again next year and attempting to spread their seminal event and climax of their anti-Israel vilifications, Israel Apartheid Week (though some campuses have been known to continue events through an entire month and often there are threats made against Jewish students, especially any thought to be sympathetic towards Israel or religious and practicing Jews. These BDS organized extravaganzas often spin off anti-Semitic actions, with Jewish students often being fearful about crossing the campus, even to get to their classes, due to the difficulties they can face from those agitators who are paid to start and fuel the arguments and confrontations with Jews and any pro-Israel individuals.

 

The BDS assaults are but one front Israel and her supporters are facing. There is a serious drive by many, if not most, of the European nations which outwardly talk of their relations, trade, good relations, appreciations and open friendship they keep and respect with Israel while behind the scenes they are spending billions each culminating when added to individual and NGO expenditures funds in the tens of trillions annually all for efforts to delegitimize, isolate and disestablish Israel. One of these efforts executed with the assistance of the Arab League is to place measures for United Nations to debate in the General Assembly and occasionally it is sent to the Security Council for action where often the United State is forced to use their veto the measure calling for the United Nations to rescind their authorization establishing Israel, which assisted, they claim validated, the formation of Israel and without such Israel would be dissolved as it would no longer have legal authority to exist.

 

This is where some of the new blood in high positions in the Prime Minister Cabinet with this new and hopefully powerfully nationalistic, Zionist and as politically incorrect as possible making them willing to talk religion and Torah and Bible and the a one-thousand-year history right here in Judea and Samaria and the Galilee and the Negev all before the year zero on the calendar prevalent throughout Western society, the Gregorian calendar. That’s correct, over a thousand years before there even existed the Gregorian or Christian calendar or the Islamic calendar. When the Buddha and Confucius were teaching their revelations and philosophy we were building the Second Temple, that’s correct, the Second Temple which we built after our exile in Babylonia. The Five Books of Moses, Torah is its actual name and it is an accurate history of the Jewish people’s lives after Abraham left his home and traveled to the place that Hashem would show him. The history does not end there as the remainder of the Old Testament as Christians refer to it and simply the Bible to us. The Bible covers the history from when Moses has handed the position of leader to Joshua who led them into Israel and he was in turn followed by successions of Judges and Kings with numerous Prophets strewn in as the need became necessary, which was to say frequently. The stories of the Bible were actual events which, if the anthropologists were to be honest, would have proven the Jews and Israel’s rights to the lands here, especially Judea and Samaria. Not long ago at the dig site where it was believed that the giant Goliath was born they found a somewhat oversized bowl or mug which had engraved in it the name Goliath. This find was claimed to be of absolutely no proof of the story about the fight between David and Goliath had not been proven and the utensil was not even guaranteed evidence that the name Goliath was used at that time or any other excuse you can think of including multiple universes. Sometimes it seems like wherever one looks there is some reason that something which obviously confirms Jewish claims from the Bible, Torah or whatever that there will be skeptics not only dismissing the find but also making some comment about how Jews are always trying to make everything about them. I’m really sorry to have to point this out but except for three or four cities, Jericho, Jerusalem, Akko and Shechem the rest of the places found in Judea and Samaria as well as the Galilee and Negev, these finds are likely from the history of the Jews even if the remnants are smacked hard into the bedrock as many of our places were planted right onto that bedrock. The seemingly never-ending, persistent and ugly reality of many of these denials simply comes from the modern age’s determinations that claim science has proven so much, we will soon have so much figured out and formulated that there will be no room for the existence of spiritual and omnipotent deities. Their truth claims that they can be sure there was no progenitor who caused our universe formation and that science will provide the answers. I have found that the more you know, the more you realize that you do not know. If that is not true then you are not seeking all the answers. But the real reason that the finds here are often minimized is because it does not serve supporting the Arab Palestinians as they are the leftist cause-celeb and that makes everything in their favor to be considered perfect and their every claim and complaint obviously valid and must be tended to immediately, and especially if it might assist with the destruction of Israel.

 

There is reasoning behind the insidious plotting to destroy Israel and replace it with what the world knows will be a failed state because the world would rather have a failed Arab State than a functioning and successful Jewish State. The desire is to destroy the Jewish State and by destroying Israel they believe, and probably rightfully, that they will have destroyed the Jews themselves. They will suffer the few thousand remnants in their enclaves or they may even hunt down the last person with a Jew anywhere in their last seven generations as the blessings are passed forward seven generations. The hate that we survived that first and best chance to wipe Israel from the map infuriates so many Europeans that the hatred makes for strange bedfellows. When British officers from World War II join together with Nazis from World War II and attempt to wipe the Jewish State from the world’s stage before her opening curtain has even completely opened, then you know there is a real hatred out in the world. The anti-Israelism and anti-Zionism are two sides of that old coin known all too well, anti-Semitism. It really is that simple. There is a reason behind the claims that Israel is using ethnic cleansing to purge the Arab Palestinians and that Israel is resorting to genocide against the Arab Palestinian People, and they call them a people by leaving off Arab and inventing something which is a lie and a deceit and as that is their initial truth, then all that follows is simply something to prop up that lie. The ethnic cleansing and genocide claims are made because even the most ardent anti-Semite desiring to swim in Jewish blood when Israel had bled to death knows that such will not be the result of this charade. They are completely aware that they are playing with millions of lives and their attitude is simply cavalier as they could not care less how many they send to their deaths if it simply wounds Israel severely and made her pay. They are aware that eventually the Arabs Palestinians will believe their propaganda about how weak they have made Israel and how this is the time to strike, and strike the Arab Palestinians will and initially they will gain advantage but in the end they will most likely be slaughtered. My dearest hope is that only the most ardent Arab Palestinian anti-Semitic, anti-Zionistic, anti-Israel haters will end up paying the price for hate, there is always a price eventually coming due for hatred and this one promises to be a very costly price. When that day arrives the Europeans will be ready for one of two alternatives, the first is their celebration on the real ethnic cleansing of six-million plus Jews or the regret and finger-pointing calling out Israel as having finally been made guilty of the ethnic cleansing and genocidal deaths of the proud Arab Palestinians who were killed because Israel used disproportional force, because Israel refused to die to satisfy their blood-lust, to allow them their final solution. We need to tell them and those whom they influence that Israel refuses to just roll over and die, Israel refuses to go gently into that dark night, Israel will bask in the morning after’s sun and tend our wounds but we will not go gently into the dying light of the night.

 

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