Most of us who grace these postings and pages already support Israel, and for that we should all be glad. But what is coming will require a far more difficult choice, the choice where supporting Israel interferes with one’s life and potentially livelihood as supporters of Israel become pariahs in their own communities. Thankfully there will be exceptions to this rule in places outside of Israel. The American Heartlands, which area is referred to as flyover country by the political elites, as to who gave them that title it remains unknown and suspected it was an example of self-aggrandizement of the most grave and dishonest kind. Thus far supporting Israel resolutely and actively defending her from fallacious slanders often used as facts has cost us at most a couple of acquaintances who proved unacceptable by their own hatreds for Israel and possibly banned us from the watercooler conversations where the most erudite of the groups often proved to be devoid of facts concerning Israel. These are sacrifices, though some amongst us might call such revelations a blessing, are usually not life-changing except in the rarest of cases where one realizes their superiors at their place of employment hold animosity for Israel and this also effects their judgements and conduct in relations concerning work related items such as evaluations, promotions or simply the work atmosphere. You probably were considering finding a new job where the air was cleaner and the people were of a higher caliber of integrity. What is approaching is much, much worse and the ramifications of supporting Israel, or even being suspected of such support, will make life most difficult and in some places life may become threatened to the point that flight may become the only option. Simply worded, supporting Israel is about to become perhaps the most important and significant decision you will ever make for the rest of your life.
We are witnessing the spread of anti-Semitism throughout Europe and do not kid yourself that it is solely from amongst the immigrant population alone; the indigenous peoples also are reverting to what has been the European default position of hatred for the Jews. The Middle East and North Africa remain a place where nations may retain a few hundred Jews who are the token they allow some rights so as to claim they are not anti-Semites and their hatreds for Israel are politically and not racially motivated. They know they are being disingenuous but also know that this does not matter in the least as the leaders of many nations outside their region will bless their claims in return for the same when they use similar arguments about their societies. We have seen how in much of Europe the Jewish neighborhoods and places of gathering did not receive any protection at the level which was necessary to prevent the shooting and other attacks used exclusively to murder Jews. The piece of scum who assaulted the Hyper Cachet kosher market down the street expressed that he chose this particular market and timed his attack for when Jews would most likely be buying their Shabbat meals thus giving him a maximum number of Jewish victims. Where this confession is common knowledge today, I ask what will be the memory thirty years hence, twenty years, or even ten? How about within a few weeks? For the proof of the extent leaders of the so-called free world where honesty and truth are presumably prized as required of those holding high office, let me quote United States President Obama speaking of this very incident a mere few weeks after the horrific murders at Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cachet where he stated, “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” Randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris? Don’t tell me that he just didn’t remember that the Hyper Cachet was a kosher deli and market or that the terrorist murderer chose this particular location as he sought to murder as many Jews as he could as not knowing these facts is unconscionable. I would understand his forgetting the name of the market, Hyper Cachet, as it does not easily come to mind as it is rather meaningless in English. But that the little terrorist monster was hunting for Jewish victims as he had confessed is just slightly too important and relevant that for the President of the United States to give such short shrift to the targeting of Jews so as to refer to them as “a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris” is simply evil. The world will soon find that this will have become acceptable and even expected of the media as well as the political class. Jews will start to find certain doors closing to them refusing to bring in fresh Jews such that as the older Jews die off, so will the Jewish presence in some of the most prestigious jobs markets of the world. Paralleling the abuse and hatreds placed against Israel, so will it be for the supporters of Israel and the Jews who will be guilty as Israel simply due to their religion. This is where the world is heading and it often appears to be bull-rushing through all the barriers which might have installed some level of sanity to the coming world we will all likely live to see.
Israel must refuse the invasive attempts to steal from her the lands for yet another Arab failed terror state situated perfectly to threaten the very heart of Israel. This is not by accident as this took almost twenty years for everything to be turned on its head. Originally it was common knowledge that Israel would retain the lands liberated from Jordan as the lands were liberated which implies that they were occupied and that the real owner of these lands had retaken them. Then there was this invented nation of Palestine which was based in theory on a General Assembly resolution turned down, thus making it invalid, which had suggested an even division of the lands. Eventually Palestine came to mean all of the lands liberated by Israel. This simply meant giving up all of the lands gained from the Six Day War and the lands from Jordan were not to be returned to Jordan but instead to be turned over to terrorist masters playing politicians, and not all that well. There are already the beginnings of a movement by Bedouins to claim their own nation in all of the Negev Regions. This is being supported and even aided through advisors by the same people backing the Palestinian Arab claims. Then there will be the claims by Hezballah on the Galilee and returning the Golan Heights to Syria. What would such leave the Jews, the metropolitan region of Tel Aviv for as long as they might hold it. These other claimants are the reason that giving away any parts of Israel must not be permitted to occur otherwise every inch of Israel will be claimed by somebody and all the lands will be given away and the Jews cleansed from the lands. What happens when the final lands are gifted away and there is no nation willing to take the now refugee Jews? We remember what was the solution to the Jewish problem the last time the entire free world refused to accept the Jews; so why does anybody believe it will be different this time? You say that nobody has a claim to the central Tel Aviv region? I am willing to bet that should a group of people claiming to be the last remnants from Santorini who fled their Island home right before the eruption and assumed end of the Minoan civilization, claimed they took to their boats and rowed due east and eventually set up their new homelands just south by a couple of miles from Tel Aviv and that entire area belongs to them, the world would grant them that remainder leaving the Jews nowhere to live and at the whims of a world unwilling to lift a finger to assist except to steal the land from under their feet. As far as what the Jews were to do, they would suggest treading water for as long as possible and then, well, who knew they couldn’t swim forever, anyways, why didn’t they just part the Mediterranean Sea and live on the land thus created? Perhaps there is a degree of hyperbole, but supporting Israel will be as if to fight against such attempts and perceived eventualities. It is true that Israel had best grow a backbone and a few other body parts to facilitate taking a stand and apply the treaties what exist and are signed by the entirety of the world granting Israel the lands described by the Balfour Declarations and this was incorporated into the San Remo Conference Agreement which set up the Mandate system. The British did their best to prevent there ever being a Jewish State, they failed. What we’re seeing now is the next assault to destroy that which the British proved unable to prevent. If Israel is to survive it is going to take those who support her to speak up at every opportunity and even force the making of such opportunities to give people pause to read the promise made in 1920 and start a new conversation which does not give away lands overseeing the heart of Israel. We have International Law on our side, so why not scream so from the highest peaks. Let us at least open and start conversations supporting the legal definition of Israel which is the real claim of “from the Jordan to the Mediterranean, the lands belong to Israel and the Judean.”
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