Beyond the Cusp

November 12, 2018

Abbas Reveals the Palestinian Demands


Mahmoud Abbas revealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, “We state that from now on we refuse to cooperate in any form with the U.S. in its status of a mediator, as we stand against its actions.” This was a bit of an introduction to their real stance, which is actually no different than it has been since Yasser Arafat or Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini (Arabic: محمد أمين الحسين); they want it all with no Jewish State, only an Arab Muslim state where the Jews accept Islamic superiority. In a recent speech commemorating fourteen years of the death of Yasser Arafat, his mentor, stated, “The ‘Deal of the Century’ will not pass and the fate of the land of Palestine will be decided by the Palestinian people.” These remarks were quoted by Channel 10 News which went further claiming, “We are remaining on our land and we will continue to act. Our flag will continue to be raised on the walls of Jerusalem as you always wanted,” referencing to Arafat. “The stage that the Palestinian people are going through is one of the most dangerous that has passed so far – the provocation that began with the Balfour Declaration has not yet ended. The occupation must end. You will not find one Palestinian who is willing to renounce the rights of the Palestinian people.” Abbas has also threatened to cut off all relations with Israel if an agreement is made between Israel and Hamas without his approval. He has already stated that there can be no agreement with which he would agree. Mahmoud Abbas has simply taken the position that he opposes any and every peace between Israel and anybody as he claims that all of the lands belong to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and thus Israel does not exist in his view of the world.


We have been listening to Abbas far too long while he has often made the claim that the PA only demands what is theirs, the 22% of the Mandate. Whenever he has made this claim, the Media misrepresented his demand by claiming that the 22% is simply the areas of Gaza, Samaria and Judea, the region of the Shomron beyond the Green Line, as they described his demands for the pre Six Day War lines which are the 1949 Armistice Lines between Jordan and Israel. This is actually inaccurate as these regions while close to 22%, are not the 22% that Abbas demands. What has to be noted is that he claims 22% of the Mandate. When one goes back to the British Mandate and checks the divide between the Arab State and the Jewish State along the Jordan River, delegated 78% of the British Mandate was reserved for Jordan, the Arab State, leaving 22% of the Mandate for the Jewish State, Israel. This is Abbas’s claimed 22% as the word Mandate is referencing the divide between Jordan and Israel in the lands promised by the British when they reached the agreement with the Zionist Congress (see map below). Abbas simply wants the 22% of the Mandate which is Israel. Until the truth of the claims by Mahmoud Abbas and other Arab leaders, who will claim the same demands, the replacement of Israel with an Arab Muslim State with the Jews cared for as Dhimmi initially and eventually the Jews will meet the same end as did the Jews of Medina, the Banu Qurayza. Meanwhile, President Trump has been giving signals that his ‘Deal of the Century’ will soon be made public and that neither side will be happy with everything but they will each also like parts and all will see immediately the reasons for the compromises in the deal. All this attention begs a question, why is Israel so important that the whole world appears to revolve around Jerusalem?



British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and
Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel


There is a reason why everything around Israel is so important, but one has to look deeply into the history and the positions and why reaching an agreement will signal a seismic shift in the Arab and Islamic view of the world and not merely Israel. We hope that the rest of the world realizes that Israel is not going to surrender and just hope and pray that the Arabs will treat them humanely. So, if an agreement is ever reached, it will signal an acceptance of the Jews to live in peace and security in their ancient homelands, or at least most of their ancient homeland. Such an agreement will signal that Islam in general and Arabs in particular have compromised on their claim that all lands which have ever come under Islamic control, and specifically Arab control, must always remain under Islamic (Arab) rule and must never be permitted to be ruled by any other. What makes Israel even more important in signaling such a change is because the Arabs and many Muslims have a particularly deeper hatred of Jews than any other group of unbelievers. One could logically reach the conclusion that it would be more readily possible that the Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and other religious groups, including secular humanists, could reach an accord of mutual respect than it will ever be for Israel to reach such an acceptance. We would have to, quite reluctantly and unfortunately, agree that this is very likely quite valid. This is why Israel makes the perfect test case. Let us look at the positions of the various groups.


The PA claims they simply desire what is theirs, everything. They claim that they will treat the Jews honestly, which is something we fear with good reason. We know that as Dhimmi there will be demanded that we pay a Jiyza, a tax on the unbelievers in return for which they remain protected. There is no upper limit to the Jiyza which means that at some point the demand could be all of one’s possessions. After that, the Jews would no longer be capable of paying any future Jiyza demand which would remove the obligation to protect the Jews and we all know what follows losing protection. This is the point where the demand becomes convert or die. Still, we would live longer under the PA than we would Hamas. Hamas does not mince words, they simply want to kill every Jew on the planet, and off the planet if we should head out into space. We could find a place where it is obvious from space that we would belong, call it the mythical Planet Israel (depicted below). Of course there is no such myth just as it is highly unlikely that such a planet exists, though most physicists claim that if you can think it, then it probably exists somewhere out in the deepest recesses of space. But the Hatred which the leaders of Hamas express is presumably held throughout much of the Islamic world. So, let us move on to Iran which, while Islamic, is not purely Arab as it is the former state of Persia. The empire which was built by Cyrus the Great who liberated the Jewish People from their exile in Babylon and allowed them to return to their homeland and instructed them to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. That is not the view of the current rulers in Persepolis, oh, sorry, Tehran, as they wish to wipe Israel off the map, or at least this was the wish of their past President, Ahmadinejad. The former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Muhammad Mahathir, is another Islamic leader who has expressed desires to be rid of Israel. The general level of animosity against Israel, and also by many against the United States, was in full evidence when President Trump announced the United States intention to move their embassy to Jerusalem recognizing that Jerusalem was, is and always will be the Capital City of Israel and much of the Islamic world broke out in riots, some staged but most were an actual result of the anger of Muslims worldwide. That was a further proof of the reason that no Arab or Muslim nation is supposed to recognize Israel. It was all placed in the Khartoum Convention and the Three No’s, “No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” That was the decision of the Arab League after their meeting in September of 1967, and was their official position after their loss in the Six Day War with Israel gaining territory which included the Sinai Peninsula, which was returned to Egypt, who released their claim to Gaza, when their peace was reached with Israel. For making this peace, Egypt was evicted from the Arab League for quite a period and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by members of his own military while watching a pass in review of some troops. Later, Jordan also reached peace with Israel releasing their claims to all lands beyond the Jordan River, though they later reneged on that claiming they meant that they gifted those lands to Yasser Arafat and the PLO, a terrorist organization.


Planet Israel

Planet Israel


In many ways, Abbas took down the couching of their demands and came out stating that the Palestinian Arabs will remain steadfast in claiming the entirety of the Mandate Lands. He has also stated that should Israel reach an accord ending the Gaza violence and rioting along the border that he will break off all negotiations with Israel. Well, that is just wonderful, except one need ask, what negotiations is he speaking of which he will break off? There are no negotiations between the PA and Israel for him to break off, unless he means his repeated denunciations of President Trump and claiming that the United States is no longer an unbiased arbitrator and will be rejected by the PA. Maybe he means his referencing that he would be glad to accept the United Nations General Assembly or similar international group deciding the solution to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. For Israel, that would be like one-hundred-ten wolves and three sheep with thirty or forty cows with ten bulls running for the high ground all deciding what will be on the menu for dinner, and everyone except the sheep are voting sheep or vacating as fast as possible so as not to be dessert. Abbas has been pushing his desire for the conflict solution to be internationalized as he, and we, know what that would bring, the end of Israel. But the only problem we know will be the result is that nobody will ever notice the complete refusal of Abbas to accept anything short of Israel erased and his being placed as the potentate over the new Arab nation of Palestine. We can understand the world ignoring his demand as we have people in Israel who are unaware of his demands simply through willful blindness. Apparently, willful blindness is a politically based disease which goes along with certain political position of which in Israel the Two-State Solution is by far the largest group representing this malady. It is not that Israel would not have accepted a Two-State Solution as we accepted the offered divide offered by the United Nations in 1947 which the Arab League refused instead opting to destroy Israel at her birthing in May of 1948. The Arab League had a half-dozen Arab armies attacked Israel along with numerous militias and volunteers from numerous other nations and assistance by officers from both sides of World War II as advisors. They failed to crush Israel but they did take Gaza and the Shomron (Jordan’s West Bank annexation which they released in their peace with Israel as noted above). We accepted it again with generous offers in 1999-2000 under the auspices of President Willian Jefferson Clinton and again in 2008 with the help of President George W. Bush, the first refused by Yasser Arafat, the second refused by Mahmoud Abbas (Arafat in a suit). Israel had been residing in peace with her Arab neighbors before Egypt and Syria allied with Jordan invaded Israel starting the Six Day War. An uneasy peace continued until the forces from Egypt and Syria attacked starting the Yom Kippur War. The Arabs decided after these two losing efforts by open warfare, they needed to change the equation. This is when they fully backed the efforts of the PLO terror group. This effort changed the worldview from the Arabs as Goliath and the Jews as David to the Arabs as David and the Jews cast as Goliath. The world had absolutely no problem accepting the new venue which cast the Jews as the oppressors instead of the weaker side in the conflict. This has been the situation but now that Abbas has laid out his hand claiming the demand for Israel to be completely destroyed and replaced by an Arab Islamic state with him as the absolute leader, we could hope that somebody out in the greater world will sit up and take notice, but we will not be holding our breath.


Beyond the Cusp


September 7, 2018

The Israel Saving Reality

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Israel has been fortunate that the Palestinians have had chosen leadership of Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas. These two had so much in common that the main difference between them is that one wore fatigues, a keffiyeh topped off with a sidearm while the latter wears a Brooks Brothers suit with a tie and Florsheim lace-up smooth toe shoes. They both were speaking the same exclusionary story which demands that they must win and win completely and the Jews must be extinguished from this Earth. Their radicalist demands being completely undebatable and unalterable in any way whatsoever has led them down the road of failure after failure. Their demand which was part of the founding of the entire Palestinian invented movement when the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) was founded in concert with much effort from the KGB working with the Arab League in a short series of meetings. According to Wikipedia, “At its first summit meeting in Cairo in 1964, the Arab League initiated the creation of an organization representing the Palestinian people. The Palestinian National Council convened in Jerusalem on 28 May 1964. Concluding this meeting, the PLO was founded on 2 June 1964. Its stated goal was the ‘liberation of Palestine’ through armed struggle.” Before this meeting, when anybody referred to the Palestinians they were referring to the Jews and this reference was intentionally chosen in order to co-opt the entirety of the history of the Jews in the modern era from the end of World War I and the initiation of the Mandate System, specifically the British Mandate. The founding of the PLO came when Jordan held the Shomron (West Bank) and thus was not in need of liberation. Their initial concern was to erase Israel and then join these lands onto Jordan and had no desire to form a new Arab nation.


This is where everything usually loses people but is really easy. First thing is that Jordan held these lands illegally and when they annexed it only the British and Pakistan recognized this move, not even the other Arab nations were willing to go out on that tenuous limb which had no legal footing under International Law as these lands were taken in an offensive war. What nobody likes to remember is that in 1948 on the first morning when Israel came into existence with its legal eastern border which was defined by the Jordan River, six Arab national militaries descended upon Israel supported by numerous contingencies and militias with the intent of genocidal slaughter of the Jewish State, or as they call it, the Zionist Entity. The war’s Arab intent was best described by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League as follows: “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” Obviously, as Israel still exists, something went terrible wrong with the Arab plans. Still, despite the world teaching everyone that the Jews won their War of Independence, the reality is that Israel survived the First Arab War of Annihilation but lost the regions of Gaza and the Shomron. Egypt held Gaza and Jordan held the Shomron, and Jordan had gone further in breaking International Laws by expelling every Jew from their held territories, forced numerous Jordanians to relocate into the regions to further cement their ownership and finally granted the Arabs who remained after the Jews were expelled were with Jordanian citizenship, the sole act which has any truth and reality is legal under International Law. Any nation may grant any group of people citizenship as they please even if they reside in a completely separate nation, say like Czechoslovakia having their northern regions granted German citizenship and the region named the “Sudetenland,” forcing an emergency meeting of Britain, France and the Nazis to meet in Munich and give Hitler the region he claimed due to the German citizens all of northern Czechoslovakia in order to ensure Peace in Our Time yet somehow did not avoid, but aided, the start of World War II. Jordan had a model for them to use to weaken Israel by using this identical method. So, in 1949 Jordan illegally annexed the Shomron from Israeli land redrawing the border, then in 1964 the Palestinian people and the myth of Palestine was invented which the Jews presumably destroyed in 1948 and which was to be liberated and then rejoined with Jordan as the land of Palestine was part of Jordanian lands. Jordan was supposed to be given the entire of the British Mandate including the side named Palestine, which was the region the British intended for the Jewish State and they used the Roman term of Palestine (see map below). This was the jewel in their chosen name for the Arab people who in 1964 claimed to have been pushed from the region which was now Israel. This was the reasoning as to why they needed to liberate all of Israel from the Jews so the Palestinian refugees could return home, refugees caused largely by the Mufti of Jerusalem insistence that all Arabs leave Israel to make slaughtering the Jews easier as they would be anybody remaining in Israel. This caused many tens of thousands of Arabs to leave their homes and hide behind the soon to be conquering Arab armies in order to share in the bounty to be taken from the Jews. Their Arab brothers rewarded these obedient Arabs after they failed to destroy Israel by placing them into camps where their offspring still reside today waiting for the final conquest of Israel. These refugees are now the new army of Arabs who will destroy Israel through sheer numbers as should they ever be granted return, these Arabs alone would become the largest political entity in Israel and would win any election making Israel into another Arab state. This is the entirety of the refugee claim.


Mandate of San Remo for French and British including actual treaty demarcations for each nation

Mandate of San Remo for French and British including actual treaty demarcations for each nation


So, in 1964 the PLO was designated to liberate the region of land which had been Jordanian and where the Palestinian people who lived in Jordan had been conquered by those Jews in 1948-9 though from where had the Jews invaded is the big question and how they defeated these lands from Jordan is another, when the reality of history was that Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan invaded the existing Jewish state of Israel which existed with their declaration of independence from British ownership and rule as the British were departing. Then something changed in 1967 during the Six Day War, initiated by Egypt by blocking Israeli access through the Red Sea by closing the port of Eilat at the Straits of Tiran, which was identified as a casus belli, as the border changed causing the demands to be altered. When Israel responded, Syria joined Egypt in the war immediately and both Egyptian and Syrian radio reports were telling of their terrific victories over these pathetic Jews who were terrible fighters and were in retreat and losing badly. King Hussein of Jordan heard that these two Arab armies were closing in on Tel Aviv and he wanted his slice of the Jewish State. The Israelis informed King Hussein that the reports were false and that the Israelis were utterly destroying the armies of Egypt and Syria and all but begged him not to join this effort if he wished not to suffer defeat. King Hussein believed his Arab friends and attacked Israel well into the first day of fighting causing Israel to redirect a relief column which was supposed to relieve the troops advancing on the Suez Canal and turned them right to head eastward and face the Jordanian advance. The Jordanians were forced back across the Jordan River and the Israeli troops stopped at that point. The Israeli forces also stopped at the Suez Canal and along the eastern facing edge of the Golan Heights. Does anyone notice the similar reasoning for why the Israelis stopped their advances in 1967? Each one is a defensible position placing a body of water or on the downward facing slope of the highest points of a mountain range. This caused a real problem for the PLO as even if they were to liberate the region which made up Israel minus the Shomron, the regions they specifically stated they had no claim against, then the Jewish State would be surrounded but would still exist. So, there was an adaptation in the works.


Now the PLO claimed that the Jews conquered Palestine in 1967 and they demand their state back in the Shomron. The world simply altered their belief systems to accommodate the new PLO strategy to eradicate the Jewish State, now in stages, just as they claimed was their intent. They have never stated that once they get their claimed country that their demands will end. They learned well from the start of World War II where you claim a region which removes a natural boundary such as the mountains in central Czechoslovakia or build a basic region in the heart of Israel leaving a small nine-mile-belt between your newly given lands and the Mediterranean Sea cutting Israel in half. Destroy Israel in stages, that became the new Palestinian proposed means for the destruction of Israel, stages. They no longer demand merger with Jordan though they did attempt to take over Jordan from September 16 through 27, 1970, which failed sending the PLO to Lebanon where they started a civil war which Israel responded to pleas from the Lebanese Christians and joined the conflict aiding Lebanon. When Israel was about to enter Beirut and capture Yasser Arafat and the PLO leadership when the United States intervened and salvaged the PLO leadership taking them to Tunisia. The remaining PLO was the root which became Hezballah which is the Shia version of the PLO at its inception with the destruction of Israel as its reason for being. Hezballah has since been taken control of by Iran and is assisting in Syria and Yemen.


The one item which never changed was that the PLO would only accept a solution in which they completely replaced Israel. They are aware that even if they were given all of the lands which Jordan and Egypt lost from within the true borders of Israel, Gaza and the Shomron, that would simply reset the pre-Six Day War borders from which the current argument started because they lost that war and the ensuing 1973 Yom Kippur surprise attack which was the best opportunity ever to destroy Israel and began with great victories but once Israel mobilized, the end was inevitable. So, the PLO leadership has set as their minimum acceptable agreement as the eradication of Israel as other methods have proven rather unsuccessful. This has led to the insufferable situation where Israel insists on continuing on even after a peace has been reached. Arab leadership believes that this is simply Jewish stubborn attitude which blocks reaching a peace. If only the Jews would permit themselves to be ruled by their Arab betters, then there could be peace. Jews have lived under the Arabs and what they call peace usually turns dark real soon. Half of the Israeli populations of Jews are from Arab nations where they were either forced from the land under threat of force or were stripped of their belongings and wealth and booted from their nation where some of these families had resided in since before Christianity or soon thereafter. So, Israel will never surrender completely to the PLO or anyone else as we have returned to our ancestral homeland to stay. That is the insufferable dilemma, the Jews refuse to unconditionally and completely surrender and the Arabs will not accept anything less. Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas have refused every proposed solution and have never altered their set and original desires from 1964 founding, the complete destruction of the state of Israel. This is why every attempt to mitigate the differences between the two sides, one which insists that they continue to exist and the other which demands to replace the existing one. There is no middle ground in the Arab (Palestinian) demand for the complete and total destruction of the Jewish State, the Zionist Entity, Israel. They still demand their right to have what they were denied in 1948-9 and described by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League at that time, “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” (We quoted this above.) Thus, Arafat and Abbas have refused every offer which fell short of the above quote becoming historical fact, and should the Arabs ever succeed, it will be recorded as such in the history of the human race.


Arafat was and Abbas is currently the saving reality of Israel as they have prevented us giving away the central heartlands of our ancestral home. Read the Jewish Bible and read about the conquests of Joshua and the ensuing wars we had against attackers and you will notice something remarkable, we did not fight many battles on flat grounds, we fought our enemies in the Judean Hills. Why would this be almost the rule and not the exception? The Israelites, the early Jews, had effective light infantry, a fairly efficient heavy infantry, bowmen and slingers. Israel did not often have cavalry and when they did, it was often light cavalry. Israel did not have chariots and all that goes with them. This is why they took the fight into the Judean Hills where chariots do not function well and light forces being more maneuverable have a great advantage. Most of our enemies believed in heavily armored troops of heavy infantry and cavalry and chariots, they all loved their chariots. So, Israel fought where they had the advantage and also as they knew these hills like the back of their hands, they knew where one could ambush their enemies and thus gain an additional advantage. These are the regions which the Arabs claim they desire and nothing more. Yet another item they refuse to accept is that any peace must mean an end to hostilities and an end to terror attacks. Arafat and Abbas both refuse to agree to an end to all forms of hostility even when they are already refusing to accept Israel continuing to exist. Abbas is the current Israeli guarantee that there will never be an agreement acceptable to the Arabs. We recently read almost as soon as there was a rumor that President Trump was going to propose a confederation between the Palestinians and Jordan that Jordan rejects the idea of the establishment of a confederation between the Palestinians and Jordan. Jumana Ghunaimat, a spokeswoman for the Jordanian government, said, “A confederation between Jordan and Palestine is not up for discussion.” She added that Jordan’s position on the issue is based on a two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 borders with eastern Jerusalem as its capital. This, as we have seen in the past, is unacceptable to the PLO and all its offshoots, the Palestinian Authority (PA) included. After all, what is the PA if not the rebranding of the PLO terrorist group into a respectable peace partner, a transition which took effect overnight without even the slightest alteration of the leadership. Their attitudes also remained unchanged, as they still demand the extinction of Israel and its Jews, the world simply ignores that uncomfortable fact and demands Israel close her eyes as well. One of which came more as a warning than as a soft approach.


Recently, the peace plan to be proposed by President Trump to finally and completely be the solution to the Arab-Israel, Palestinian-Israeli, conflict, and the two are identical, was commented upon by some people of note including specifically President Trump’s unstated foreign policy announcer of coming attractions, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stating, “I have read the plan. It is thoroughly done, it is well thought out, from both sides, the Palestinians and the Israelis. It takes into account every aspect of everything.” She added, “This is a plan that is going to be put forward that both sides have to be willing to hear. If they are both willing to hear it, I think that this could be a solution for the region. I think it could be a solution for both Palestinians and Israelis, and I think it would be a solution and a testament to what can happen when two sides come together in the name of helping their people.” This almost sounds like a warning that refusing the advancing of this solution will come with consequences, something which has never been the reality. In the past, Israel has been demanded to give and give and understand while the PA has never met any consequences until recently when President Trump began playing the game completely differently with the moving of the United States embassy and the defunding of UNRWA. Israel does not need to worry too much about the ‘Deal of the Century’ which is the name of President Trump’s coming Middle East Peace proposal. Whatever President Trump has decided to propose will very likely fall short of the destruction of Israel and the granting of the remnants to the Arabs who call themselves Palestinian Arabs, because Israel has a secret weapon named Mahmoud Abbas who won’t like it, he hates everything. Thus, it has been and thus it shall continue to be, because Abbas is incapable of change.


When Abbas is gone, the following situation will rapidly make the situation even more dire. Abbas has not set a protégé who will be heir apparent which is going to result in a battle between likely multiple contenders. We can already tell you who will win this contest and you will laugh and claim we are crazy because Israel and the United States will not permit such. Well, Israel will be forced by the United Nations, the European Union and numerous other forces of our fair planet, or should we say pretty as fair might be taken as equal treatment, nothing of which could have been further from reality, to remove all IDF from Areas A and B which have been the Abbas insurance policy keeping the transfer of power from striking while he rules. Abbas is the one who grants the IDF and Mossad to operate in these Palestinian areas because they prevent his death. Once he is gone, every new Arab leader will try to outdo the others by demanding that all Israeli forces leave their lands. Israel will be made to comply despite the warnings, the same warnings as accompanied the Gaza surrender. Once Abbas dies or retires with his many hundreds of billions of Euros, the next rulers of the Arab regions of the Shomron will be Hamas leader Yayha Sinwar. Without the IDF and Israeli intelligence groups, Hamas will infiltrate using Iranian assistance and take over the PA. The only question is whether they will rename the PA or leave it as a cover, a disguise, placing a trusted person to be their puppet while Hamas builds up rocket and missile provisions in the Shomron with which to wage a future war. With Hamas on both sides, it will not be a very long period before Israel will be required to intervene and retake the Shomron and potentially also Gaza. This will be a necessary war in which the Arabs, all the Arabs, will need to be removed and pushed across the final borders. The final borders will be the original borders, the Negev-Israel border and the Jordan River in the east. This will be the eventual end of the intractable Arab-Israeli conflict one way or the other. Israel will tell the rest of the Arab world that as long as Israel is not threatened, there will be absolutely no further actions from Israel. They will task the Arab world with assuring that terrorists do not attack across the Israeli border. Israel will offer their neighbors assistance should they desire ending the threats of terrorism and other criminal activity. The Arab world should desire a true and real peace with benefits in a relationship with Israel and finally end educating their people, specifically their children, with lessons of hatred towards the Jews and Israel. The first item that Israel can offer is assistance in water purification including desalinization as well as agricultural developments which make growing plants in arid regions more efficient. Add the medical knowledge and economic development which would be made available, peace would be beneficial and lead to a better life for their people and thus a happier and more prosperous country. The alternative is simply more of the same. It is this ability to demand more of the same which has perplexed all attempts to end the Arab-Israeli conflict. That is the frightening reality which Israel and the world face as Iranian and Arab beliefs that Islam is rising and their final push to conquer the entirety of the globe is near at hand. Their sole argument is which version of Islam, Shiite or Sunni, will be the triumphant world rulers by the end of this century.


Beyond the Cusp


July 6, 2018

Our Dysfunctional World


We were reading the news when two articles struck us as the definition of our dysfunctional world. One pertained to the United Nations and the other to Mahmoud Abbas and recent statements with both having ramifications for Israel. The one straight from the United Nations was not much of a shock or even a slight surprise. Israel has plans to destroy a squatter’s town which was built illegally, does not meet codes, and erected to prevent Israeli plans to build onto the city of Kfar Adumim, east of Jerusalem along Route 1. The United Nations demands that Israel cease and desist from plans to remove this blight, which has become to be called Khan al-Ahmar. There are currently approximately one-hundred-eighty Bedouins who recently took up residence after the area had been cleared for destruction. These Bedouins were requested to take up residence strictly to have opposition raised against the destruction such that this can become another fact on the ground allowing Palestinian Arab claims to Jerusalem to have additional validity.


Our second story referred to Mahmoud Abbas who recently stated in emphatic terms that the Palestinian Authority and the PLO will never cease the payments to their heroic martyrs and fighters in this war with Israel just as they will never cease until all of Palestine has been liberated and the Zionist Entity removed from their lands. He then went on to claim that the threat by Israel with a recent law which provides that a sum equal to the amount of cash paid to terrorists and their families for the murder of Israelis be deducted from the tax revenues Israel collects for the Palestinian Authority is a declaration of war made by Israel. Mahmoud Abbas has never been one to care much for the sublime nor about making mutually contradictory statements. Initially he claims that the Palestinian Arabs will never cease their fight, war, against Israel and then declares that Israel just started this war which they will never cease fighting as they have for the past few decades. Add this to the spokesperson for Abbas stated amongst other threats, “If the United States continues to act to change the rules regarding relations with the Palestinian leadership and our Palestinian people then the stagnation and political paralysis will continue.” Nabil Abu Rudeineh also stated, referring to Friday’s meeting in New York between United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner; “The round of meetings that began in New York, whose purpose is to bring a meaningless plan, won’t achieve anything.”


Another link between these two articles is the fact that on one side you have United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres presumably attempting to assist moving the Trump presumed to be proposed “Deal of the Century” along while the United Nations is taking steps to condemn Israel for destroying illegal and subpar housing. We do not remember the United Nations ever demanding that Israel cease and desist from destroying twenty, thirty and even forty year old homes which were built with government approval and met all relevant codes for good and decent housing when the occupants were Jews. But as soon as the occupants are not Jews, then destroying even an illegal squatter’s shanty-town becomes an international offence. We wish we could call this anomaly to be an unexpected one but the United Nations bias and potentially classified hatred of everything Israel and Jewish and total love affair with that which harms Israel and provides additional claims by the Palestinian Arabs has a long history and will apparently never rest until they undo their fulfilling of Article 80 in their Charter and it has been undone and Israel fully removed. It would not surprise us should UNESCO declare this set of poorly built shacks a World Heritage Site claiming it depicts the Arab struggle against the genocidal Apartheid of the imperialist Israeli regime.


That idea highlights another slam against Israel which is so beyond ridiculous that we cannot see how anybody can make such a claim and keep a straight face. We refer to the incessant claims that Israel, using the IDF, is carrying out a war of extermination, a genocidal assault, or a complete annihilation of the Palestinian Arabs. Really? Then many go further and give a time-frame for these acts extending anywhere from the low end of a decade long attempt to a quarter of a century of destruction all the way up to seventy or even a hundred years put into this effort to solve the problem by removing one of the parties. Does anyone honestly believe that if Israel was attempting to wipe the Arabs residing within her borders, the Palestinian Arabs in Gaza and under the Palestinian Authority, that there would be a single Palestinian Arab left residing in these areas. Had Israel actually given such a preposterous and heinous criminal plan into effect a mere two weeks ago, there would not be a single Palestinian Arab still alive and residing between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, but instead there are just under five-million Palestinian Arabs reported residing either under Hamas in Gaza or under the Palestinian Authority in the Shomron. Yet the Palestinian Arab refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria has been all but eradicated as it has suffered attacks initially by the rebel forces who took it causing some damage making a number of families homeless and killing perhaps fifty to one hundred Arabs followed by the Islamic State who destroyed a fair amount of the structures and murdered hundreds of Palestinian Arabs and lastly there have been several attacks from Syrian Dictator Bashir al-Assad including a poison gas attack, the use of barrel bombs, artillery shelling, saturation bombing, tank fire and helicopter gunship strafing and rocket launching killing thousands and rendering the entirety of the camp uninhabitable yet barely a comment from the United Nations, mild rebuke from the European Union and a basic shrug refusing to even meet over these assaults on Palestinian Arabs by the United Nations General Assembly or Human Rights Commission. We all know the reason, Israel was not committing these acts and Arab on Arab or even Iranian on Arab destruction and murder is not of any consequence as it does nothing to further the destruction of Israel and could actually make the Israelis appear benign by comparison.


Images from the Palestinian Arab refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria

Images from the Palestinian Arab refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria


Additionally, according to Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump has disqualified himself from being an impartial mediator for peace between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Hamas has taken a slightly more flexible plan in that they might be willing to assume the authority to rule Palestine defined by the Pre-Six Day War lines. Hamas will accept such as it would allow them to replace the Palestinian Authority and take over the lands in the Shomron overlooking Tel Aviv and the heart of Israel. For Hamas, taking such a deal actually fulfills one of their hopes without needing another coup to take the areas under Abbas. The United States is not dealing with Hamas, fortunately. Both Hamas and PLO agree that any peace reached with Israel is merely the first step to the removal of the Zionist Imperialist Colonial Oppressor placed in the heart of the Middle East by the Europeans and America to destroy the Arab World and thereby establishing a Greater Israel. Yes, many of these Arabs believe this is the entirety of the ploy by the West to destroy Arab unity and turning them brother against brother. The Iran-Iraq War was a plot by the Zionists. The war in Syria is a plot by the Zionists. The Zionists control the United States. Basically, take any slur which history has used against the Jews from the Jews having too much power to the Jews wanting to rule the world to the Jews killed Muhammad and Yasser Arafat and replace Jew with Zionist and you have the basic beliefs of many Arabs responding to the propaganda they have been fed all their lives. It is simply another form, the Twenty-First Century form of anti-Semitism; it has morphed into anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism. This can be shown simply by listing here of the contemporary imprints of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and its use by countries in the world including the Middle East. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has also led to bolstering the theory that Israel has devious plans to destroy the Arab Middle East in order to establish their dream of a Greater Israel. We debunked this claim in our article from earlier this week titled “How to Hate Israel” along with several other myths about Israel and Israelis.


The one constant in the world today, which leaves many an Israeli discouraged about the shape and directional track the world is on, is the constant beating upon Israel in attempts to destroy this exquisitely tiny nation. Here we have an image which replaces Israel with something of a comparable size, New Jersey, which in reality is slightly larger than Israel, placing it right in the middle of where Israel sits currently. Were one to glance at this image in a group of maps of the Middle East nations, they might just pass it over thinking that it looks correct despite the fact that the map included is of New Jersey, that is how close the two entities, New Jersey and Israel, honestly are. We want to point to this fact, as the one thing we have found that many unfamiliar with the actual smallness of Israel believe that Israel is one of the larger nations in the Middle East. We have heard things where people got the division of the British Mandate confused with the proposed and Arab rejected division in UNGA Res 181 leading to their claiming that Israel and Jordan were of equal size as the British Mandate was split evenly. The reality is that UNGA Res 181 split what is today Israel in half virtually evenly giving the Jewish partition to be over half pure desert as Israel received the near entirety of the Negev by that plan. The British Mandate was divided along the Jordan River with the river serving as the Israeli eastern border and the Jordanian western border, but this divide gave 78% to the Arabs as Jordan and a mere 22% to the Jews for Israel. It is that 22% which the world desires splitting once more giving the Arabs a total of the Mandate Lands of 89% and the Jews 11% of the Mandate. Another item people should know is that when Abbas states he merely desires his rightful 22%, he is not referring to Gaza plus the areas outside the Green Line, the Arab held regions before the Six Day War, he is referring to the 22% that constitutes Israel as he has included that he desires 22% of the British Mandate, not 22% of Israeli territory. Abbas insisting on 22% of the Mandate for Palestine, the other name for the British Mandate, infers all of Israel from the River to the Sea, another reference often used by Palestinian Arab supporters in their chant “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”


Ever since the 1917 Balfour Declaration and intensifying with each step taken along the way starting with the San Remo Conference right up to today as you read this article, the Arab desire has not changed, they still hope to genocidally conquer and clean the Zionist Entity and its Zionists off the face of the world. The Arab intentions were declared by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League: “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.”* As for who started this first of the Arab-Israeli Wars, allow us to quote Jamal Husseini who told the Security Council on April 16, 1948, “The representative of the Jewish Agency told us yesterday that they were not the attackers, that the Arabs had begun the fighting. We did not deny this. We told the whole world that we were going to fight.”** The build-up to the Six Day War was filled with propaganda and threats being broadcast over Egyptian television with President Nasser making the most noise and bluster. As an example, here are some quotes which are referenced here, “Our aim is the full restoration of the rights of the Palestinian people. In other words, we aim at the destruction of the State of Israel. The immediate aim: perfection of Arab military might. The national aim: the eradication of Israel.”*** “Our basic objective will be the destruction of Israel. The Arab people want to fight.”# “Under terms of the military agreement signed with Jordan, Jordanian artillery coordinated with the forces of Egypt and Syria is in a position to cut Israel in two at Kalkilya, where Israeli territory between the Jordan armistice line and the Mediterranean Sea is only twelve kilometers wide.”##

Allow us to close with these Cairo Radio Statements:

May 19, 1967: “This is our chance Arabs, to deal Israel a mortal blow of annihilation, to blot out its entire presence in our holy land”

May 22, 1967: “The Arab people is firmly resolved to wipe Israel off the map”

May 25, 1967: “The Gulf of Aqaba, by the dictum of history and the protection of our soldiers, is Arab, Arab, Arab.”

May 25, 1967: “Millions of Arabs are … preparing to blow up all of America’s interests, all of America’s installations, and your entire existence, America.”

May 27, 1967: “We challenge you, Eshkol, to try all your weapons. Put them to the test; they will spell Israel’s death and annihilation.”

May 30, 1967: “With the closing of the Gulf of Akaba, Israel is faced with two alternatives either of which will destroy it; it will either be strangled to death by the Arab military and economic boycott, or it will perish by the fire of the Arab forces encompassing it from the South from the North and from the East.”

May 30, 1967: “The world will know that the Arabs are girded for battle as the fateful hour approaches.”

Beyond the Cusp

* Interview with Abd al-Rahman Azzam Pasha,” Akhbar al-Yom (Egypt), (October 11, 1947); translated by R. Green

** Security Council Official Records, S/Agenda/58, (April 16, 1948), p. 19

*** President Nasser of Egypt, November 18, 1965

# President Nasser of Egypt, May 27, 1967

## El Akhbar newspaper, Cairo, May 31, 1967

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