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January 25, 2017

Anti-Semitism’s Israeli Amplifier of Inaction and Timidity

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The existence of anti-Semitism across Europe, Canada, the United States and the rest of the developed world, particularly on college campuses, is growing and will soon be beyond control and spread throughout society. The first waves will soon break out as today’s college students being steeped in anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic programs and virtual pogroms graduate and bring their toxic views into the political world and then the workplace and society as a whole. These indoctrinations are presented as presumed pro-Palestinian protests such as Israel Apartheid Week, mock checkpoints, demonstrations blocking campus access portraying the Israeli security barrier as the modern version of the Berlin Wall or the Warsaw Ghetto Walls as well as faux eviction notices placed on Jewish and pro-Israel students’ dorm rooms claiming their rooms are to be demolished as protest of terror home demolitions and simple, straight out physical intimidation of Jewish and pro-Israel students. For further observations and documentations one can start with these two articles; Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain and Hotbeds of Anti-Semitism in British Academia or use the results from a simple search engine results for anti-Semitism on college campus we performed as a free service to make life easier.

 

This article is not out to bang the drum which already has been accomplished to the point that a complete percussion section has been added to the anti-Semitism orchestrated noises around the world just covering college campuses and in some cases it spreading to public high schools. This is following a normal progression for many politicized items as has been tracked with other subjects such as global climate change, equal opportunity, affirmative actions, LGBTQ rights and other highly charged political subjects from our modern societies. We will be taking a different tact driving to perceive what is probably the one major change which if taken would help rid the entire developed world from this pernicious evil. We will leave the proof to the links above and what will probably be more than sufficient numbers of articles which are sure to continue to surface. That could change and do so with a rapidity that would astonish the world and could be right around the corner if only some specific events and particular actions taken by some crucially critical people would materialize, but such things are unfortunately not looking ready to occur. So, let’s dive in and see what needs to be shaking.

 

Anti-Israel Protests

Anti-Israel Protests

 

One of the first items which everybody a week ago thought was fair accompli and about to happen as soon as all the arrangements were done and ground was broken was the repeated statement once more by a candidate for President of the United States that the American Embassy in Israel would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Candidate Donald Trump promised, and we quote, “We will move the American Embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem,” speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in March. Further he stated this important add-on stating, “The Palestinians must come to the table knowing that the bond between the United States and Israel is absolutely, totally unbreakable.” Well, here we are in week one and already the moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem has gone from we will to a process where ramifications and complications must be weighed and a cost/benefit analysis performed and all the other irrelevant items being spit out all in an effort to say we are going to do the same old same old. We have already heard of Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and other Arab allies having warned the White House of severe repercussions should it proceed with the move. The threats included a threatened review of bilateral relations with both the US and Israel plus warnings of an upsurge in violence should the embassy be relocated. Please do not tell us that the Trump campaign were not aware of these ramifications when they followed the well-worn path of lying to AIPAC knowing full well that they would turn everything over to the State department and Pentagon and either or both would come back with a report warning against such rash actions as they would inflame the world and the ramifications far outweighed any benefit if there could even be an argument that there exists a benefit. Further, they would question the expense and warn that such simply was politically risky should any of the threats of violence be traced to having moved the Embassy, which the State department would warn they would most likely find as the cause of any terrorism targeting American facilities overseas.

 

So, Trump is not going to be as pro-Israel as advertised, and why should he? Expecting President Trump to be more pro-Israel than Israel is ridiculous, as it should be. We learned this centuries ago and it was most succinctly stated by Rabbi Hillel who wisely asked, “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?” When, as we mentioned yesterday, the Israeli Security Cabinet voted unanimously to delay discussion on any law annexing Maaleh Adumim, can we expect for President Trump to stick his neck out and move the American Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem when the Israelis main decision makers unanimously refused to even consider annexing just a suburb of East Jerusalem? Of course that would be ridiculous. For proof just read Hillel above and it plainly states that step one will always be us being for what we hold dear before we can expect others to act similarly in our interests. Perhaps it would be a good idea to inundate the members of the Knesset’s e-mails with copies of Hillel’s quote followed by a simply Yiddish question, “Nu?” implying to ask what have you done recently which changes anything. Israel acting weak and timid reflects on everything worldwide simply because Israel is the exemplary representation of Jewish pride and strength and of late Israel has shown neither for quite some time.

 

When Israel acts decisively and boldly projects strength and confidence taking whatever steps necessary to protect their people and the future of the Jewish State, it becomes reflected in the actions by Jews in the world and affects the way Jews are treated. When Israel demands respect as she did during the first half of her brief history, the world respected the Jews and allowed for Jews to be proud and live holding their heads high. As Israel has mired herself and given concession after concession with nothing to show for any of it as the land for peace more represented land for terrorism and Israel appeared weak and Jews started to wear long faces and are soon, if not already, hang their heads and shuffle along giving once again the image of the Jew ready to be kicked and ill-regarded. The ghetto Jews, as it had been called throughout much of modern history, was again the view. The Jews were those people who are to be blamed for all the ills in the world, all the wars, all the hatreds, all the destitution, all of any and every evil imaginable and the Jew could be kicked and spat upon and they would shuffle off accepting any scorn. This persona has become accepted on all too many college and university campuses in the developed world. As Israel is demeaned and seen as threatened and not really taking actions to protect themselves, this places the Jews across the world in jeopardy of attack and other forms of anti-Semitism. These acts have already made numerous cities across Europe actually dangerous to Jews to even so threatening that, as in Malmo, most of the Jews are packing up and departing. The numbers of Jews making Aliyah from France this past year was the highest since the end of World War II and many times the average for any year in the past half century. Further, the Arab world is using their oil wealth to finance those NGOs who coordinate numerous campus groups in anti-Israel and anti-Zionist programs with very obvious and well-coordinated demonstrations and events demeaning Israel and Zionism and by an extension anti-Semitism as many times these actions also lead to direct targeting of the Jews on the campus sometimes placing their lives and health in danger.

 

As noted in the articles linked above, there are campuses in Britain where Jews do not even apply as the atmosphere is that toxic. This is a direct result of Israeli passive resistance to terrorism and apparent trepidation to acting boldly to suppress those acting against her. This has to end but for that to come to pass Israel will need to elect a far more active and bold leadership. This can be done but first an election is necessary and the Israeli Zionists and related activists will need find and promote someone to lead one of the existing parties and then support that party with sufficient votes that they either are the party making the coalition or be the main partner in a coalition with sufficient influence to force definitive action. The United States election set in place an opportunity of a lifetime. The election of Donald Trump as President and the fact that for the first time in memory the House of Representatives, the Senate, the White House and soon even the United States Supreme Court will be Republican or conservative making support for Israel, especially as a fair percentage of Democrats in Congress also support Israel, a given, freeing Israel to act without any ramifications from Washington. This is a situation which has not been seen since the founding of the modern state of Israel and may never return again should it disappear in the next election, a certain possibility as the opponents to President Trump will throw everything they have to at least take back the House of Representatives if not also the Senate. There are no guarantees in American politics but the stars and planets have aligned along with the Congress and White House to favor a bold and take-action Israel, now all that is necessary is leadership willing to take action which will define the state of Israel and the state of Israeli politics for the foreseeable future.

 

The unfortunate unanimous vote by the Prime Minister’s Security Cabinet to delay considerations on annexing Maaleh Adumim must be laid in the lap of Prime Minister Netanyahu as well as any leaders of the presumed Zionist and Religious Zionist parties who are represented in the Security Cabinet such as Naftali Bennet. There can be no excuse other than fear of retributions from European nations who are acting with ill will already towards Israel and also allowing similar disregards for their Jewish citizens throughout their college and university communities and even in many cities and towns. The BDS movement is making strides thanks to the recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2334 which was facilitated by President Obama who had been rumored was personally involved along with his Secretary of State John Kerry as a means of tying incoming President Trump’s hands in dealing with Israel and in the Middle East. The best way to counter the disastrous implications of that UNSC Resolution is strong and defined actions performed as an in your face Israeli response. The UNSC will not be following up and passing any similar or other damaging resolution against Israel as President Trump will reinstate the American veto of such damaging resolution in the UNSC. The message must be delivered to the Knesset that the irons are hot and it is time to put the hammer to anvil and beat out a favorable fait accompli. The time to annex not only Maaleh Adumim, but Bet El, Ariel, Betar Illit, Modi’in Illit, Har Gilo, Gush Etzion at the least and all of Judea and Samaria returning the PLO, Fatah, and all other terrorist affiliated persons to Tunis or wherever in Europe they would be welcome and give the Arab Palestinians their first hopes for a bright and unencumbered future free of the kleptocracy which has stolen all hope from them for the past near quarter of a century. Will the world, particularly Europe, explode in indignation? Probably, but ride out their initial explosion and with time they will tire of complaining and when things here in Israel settle and the Arabs are slowly but surely incorporated into Israeli society and their lives improve immeasurably, there will be less and less reason to protest eventually leaving no reasons to protest. The future with a secure Israel, and this should be the sole consideration of the Knesset, is with Israel with all the lands promised us between the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea and not sharing it with any terrorist nest guaranteed to feed the world’s need to hate Israel, and by equal measure hate Jews. Israel could do more to guarantee her future and destroy anti-Semitism by simply annexing all of Judea and Samaria, removing those who would continue being a menace and reward those Arabs who desire living in peace with equality and security for all. By acting to assure Israel’s future and boldly protecting Israel, Israel would herself be combatting anti-Semitism in the world with better efficiency than any other actions could dream of accomplishing. The first question is can Netanyahu act or is he so damaged by the strains of leadership that he is no longer capable of acting definitively and securing the Israeli future? The last question is are the Zionist Israelis organized enough to start and continue programs and demonstrations demanding that the Knesset and the Prime Minister with his Security Cabinet act definitively with a minimum of delay as time is precious, and if we might repeat Rabbi Hillel, “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?”

 

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December 27, 2016

Final Thought on UNSC RES. 2334 Plus Introduction on Ambassador David Friedman

 

UNSC RES. 2334 has been written, passed unanimously and states as plainly as possible, Israel will be treated as a pariah amongst the nations of the world. The appointment of Ambassador David Friedman as the American Ambassador for Israel states clearly that under a President Donald Trump Israel will receive the royal treatment and respect due the nations whose purpose is to return the Jewish Homelands to the rightful people so that they may then proceed to be a light unto the people of this world, not the nations’ governments who no longer deserve such goodness. Israel will continue to be the only haven in a cruel world for the Jewish People and their refuge from the ravages of anti-Semitism and the ravings of the anti-Semites. Israel will be the world’s mirror and in that mirror will each nation see their real governance and the ugly or beautiful truth that is their governance’s soul. The people of the world can look to Israel to be a friend always ready in times of crisis and always trying to be the best mentor to those willing to learn. The beauty that is the heart of Israel is also the Israel seen by the eyes and soul of the nominated Ambassador for Israel, David Friedman. That alone qualifies him and that alone will be why the enemies of Israel, the ones blinded in their rage, will attempt through all means possible to block his ratification to the post that so desperately needs exactly one David Friedman.

 

Ambassador-select David Friedman would be America’s best answer to UNSC RES. 2334 and would be a great step towards rectifying this grievous wound by completing the promises made to the Jewish people as we spoke of in yesterday’s article “President Obama’s Surprise No Surprise at All” and its listing of just some of the documented promises all now shattered by simple hatred and denial of the rightfulness of the Jewish claims to all of Israel. The ratification of Ambassador David Friedman would be to accept that as the elected President, Donald Trump is allowed latitude and respect for his choices for Ambassador positions as these are the point people who will lead in his dealings and in fulfilling his campaign promises where there are some which could be identified as vital for the continued health and viability of the State of Israel. When it comes to Israel, President elect Trump has found the second best choice, but then he never interviewed me for the position eliminating that possibility.

 

American Ambassador to Israel Nominate David Friedman Donald Trump and Allies Flags

American Ambassador to Israel Nominate David Friedman Donald Trump and Allies Flags

 

David Friedman has shown with his past writings that he understands who and what organizations are Israel’s worst enemies. He has identified some by name as these are organizations full of extreme leftists filled with the worst of all hatreds, self-hatred, hatred of your own lineage and the drive to cripple anything which has ties to religiosity, especially Jewish religiosity. Israel is your main target because in Israel you see all that you despise and you are willing to turn on your own people, both the religious Jews of Israel, your main hatred, and sacrificing the leftist Jews of Israel, some of which are members of allied NGOs and organizations. David Friedman sees through your empty claims to the seething underbelly and has brought that ugliness to the fore though he may have gone a step too far in his allegory equating you to possibly the only worst of what Jews have ever fallen. Perhaps he should have merely tied your hatred to the kind of Jews closer to your defilement, the Jews of the Golden Calf before Mount Sinai within the presence of Hashem. You are truly idolaters, worshipers of Baal, amongst the fallen Jews who have sought after those things pleasing to the eye and corruptive of the heart. These are the roots of the self-denial and corruption of the spirit which turns one Jew against his brother simply because his brother tries knowing failure is the more likely result, he tries to be what Hashem meant for a Jew to be. Just because the task is all but impossible is no reason to chase after the easier idolatrous gains which may enrich the pocket with earthly gold, but leaves a death of a soul behind, and it is because of that dying soul that one can hate one’s brothers and sisters. But apparently seeing through the use of the ‘but we’re Jews so we cannot stand accused of holding anti-Semitic views, so do not try and refute our anti-Semitic views,’ is considered a greater sin than being a self-loathing Jew.

 

David Friedman will make a refreshing change as Ambassador from the United States. Some will point to the present Ambassador, Daniel B. Shapiro, appointed by President Obama and beloved by J Street, Americans for Peace Now, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York and the litany of leftist Jews. Many will note former Ambassadors and Middle East advisors such as Martin Indyk, Denis Ross, Henry Kissinger and others all of which were Jews, some even religious Jews. Most were also beloved of the cult of liberal, progressive leftism, a form of social policies which believes that the solution is government, particularly government which does exactly as they believe with no room for discussion. Others were simply crowned princes of the left, even the extreme left. What they all shared was they were devoid of even a spark of Zionism and as such had no appreciation for Israel as the Jewish State and instead saw a state which others used to denigrate them and belittle their true allegiances and as such they sought to prove their pure allegiance to the extreme left by doing all in their power to destroy what they viewed as a ball and chain holding them from greatness, Israel. They often acted as if only they could destroy Israel, then they could achieve their beloved goal of complete acceptance by their peers, or even betters, on the left fringes of politics.

 

Almost all the advisors have been followers of the Two State Solution to the point that they have almost all taken the Palestinian claims and demands as their mission to force Israel into compliance and making grand sacrifices for empty promises. These resulted in permitting the return of Yasser Arafat, forced statements of compliance with the Two State Solution, granting semi-autonomous status for the Palestinian Authority (PA) allowing it to act as a state within the state of Israel with Nablus as its political center. Gifted the entirety of the Gaza Strip to the PA who promptly lost their control with Hamas wresting it from them in a short set of battles where the PA gave mere show of fighting and actually left some that the powers in Nablus wished gone to die or be subsumed into Hamas or into hiding of a political sort. Anyway, the PA ruling elite cleaned the slate of many in the opposition leaving only Abbas to lead the PA. Virtually every Middle East advisor has been an Arabist, and even if not, also a supporter of the Palestinian movement with some appearing to favor any deal even if such meant the end of Israel for they perceived Israel as the source of all tensions, problems, wars and other violence throughout the Middle East and some even the entirety of the world. These are the believers that all problems are caused because Israel insists on ruling every government through some conspiratorial means which can never be identified or traced but they know it exists. Some actually refer to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Russian: Протоколы сионских мудрецов) or The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion is an anti-Semitic fabricated text purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination which were ordered by the Czar Alexander III or Czar Nicholas II, though some have claimed The Protocols of the Elders of Zion were actually written to spur Czar Nicholas II to modernize Russia and improve the economy using similar methods as pretended upon the Jews by the writings. Whatever their source, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion have been an inspiration for anti-Semites both before the fraud was revealed and maintain such status despite being outed as a fraud with absolutely no grounding in facts.

 

Where David Friedman may not be a true Zionist, after all he remains residing outside of Israel, he does have great understanding of the Zionist cause, sympathizes with the Zionists, understands the Torah demands which include for the Jews to inhabit all the Promised Lands, something modern Zionists have come to accept as the borders of the Negev with the Sinai Peninsula, the Blue Line border with Lebanon, the Jordan River and Dead Sea and a straight line down to Eilat at the Red Sea, the defined borders with Gaza (it was given up by treaty thus Israel has no claim to Gaza unless attacked and a state of war with Israel as the defending power with recognized grievance) and the Golan Heights and Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) with northern Jordan, eastern Lebanon and the remnant and whatever eventually becomes of Syria. David Friedman is fully cognizant of the fraud and futility of the Two State Solution and recognizes the world’s owed promises and guarantees granted to Israel including Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which gives full recognition of the Mandate system and all promises and guarantees granted within by a unanimous vote originally in the League of Nations and subsequently by the ratification of the United Nations Charter by the founding members of the United Nations. This means that the above borders are the recognized borders for the State of Israel which is defined as the Jewish homelands. Having a true friend who would have Israel’s back, rather than placing knives in said same back, would be a welcome change. It might even take a period of adjustment before the Israeli government realized there was a new friend in Washington D.C. and his liaison of Ambassador David Friedman being equally if not more so warm and supportive.

 

There is one last item which any Israeli Ambassador need know, and it is something nurtured and cultivated by leftists worldwide. There exist a number of factions within the Israeli political structure which are against Zionism and wish to change Israel from being the Jewish State with a democratic form of governance into a multicultural democratic governance where the Jews are merely a plurality and have no special acceptance or treatment by the government. These same post-Zionist, Arab separatists, Arab supremacists, and simply secular anti-religious factions all actually support UNSC RES. 2334 with Meretz Chairperson MK Zehava Galon said she was happy the US did not veto the resolution “against the policy of annexation and settlement and not against Israel.” She pointed out the vote was “the direct result of the law to legalize settlements, with Israel having lost all its shame and the world having lost its patience.” Obviously Meretz Chairperson MK Zehava Galon is not a Torah scholar and unlikely a fully Torah observant Jew if she is a practicing Jew at all. She has all the right, or should we say left, signs to qualify her as a pure secularist who is possibly ashamed of the Jewishness of many Israelis and we probably make her uncomfortable, or at least louder. These people should be given identical respect with which one will conduct business with any lifers from the State Department. Ambassador David Friedman needs to realize that the State Department is stridently anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-religious Jews, especially those residing in Israel and they go ballistic about those residing in the heartlands of ancient Israel, Judea and Samaria.

 

The reality is with Ambassador David Friedman there is an actual possibility that the Arab Israeli conflict will no longer rest on the false premise of a Palestinian people separate from the rest of the Arab nations. The Arab League and almost, if not, every Arab national, religious, social, NGO and political leader will make claim that the Arab Palestinians are a separate people and an ancient people who despite having almost identical histories, speaking the same language, believing the same religion right down to their Sunni roots and split between Wahabbist and Muslim Brotherhood, genetic traits, identical DNA, relatives throughout the Middle East and North Africa, surnames denoting their belonging to the same tribes (for example Murad Al-Sudani who is the Secretary General of the National Association of Shahids’ Families for the PA as Sudani means from the Sudan, not native Palestinian), are recent immigrants from over the past century, and there being no record of any nation called Palestine and as recently as 1947 claiming they were from southern Syria or Syria itself. The entire concept of a Palestinian people was invented in 1964 in Moscow between Yasser Arafat and the founders of the PLO with assistance from the KGB Middle East Bureau and the KGB Intelligence Branch where they crafted a history using the exact same story as from Jewish history except some names were changed and others simply coopted such as Moses and Jesus instantly became Palestinians and Jesus was not crucified by the Romans but by the Zionists who operated the Roman rulers who were blinded by the Zionist crafty manipulations. They claim all of Israel and will not settle for anything short of a Jewish free nation of Palestine from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea. Further, Ambassador David Friedman knows the truth about the Arabs, the nations of the world and all that we learned from recent events at the United Nations. When the time comes and the Arabs have stolen all the land with the world’s blessings and applause, the real demons of the world will be brought to the fore. The PA will make the grand gesture allowing, though it will appear as a demand, for the Jews to leave Palestine, as Jews will not be tolerated, and seek refuge amongst the nations of the world. This is where the world will have a severe case of déja-vu as nation after nation will find their quotas filled, their shores already overcrowded, their nations already having too many of those, of us and they will refuse the Jews just as was with the Jewish refugees who were refused in Cuba and their travails began during the World War II Voyage of the Damned on the ship MS St Louis. After the world has washed their hands of the Jews, then the slaughter of the remaining Jews will begin and the world will act shocked and horrified, the critical word is ‘act’ as there will be little remorse in the high seats of power, only a pat on the back for a job well done. These are the reasons that David Friedman must be ratified as the next American Ambassador to (and for) Israel. The Israeli government should settle for nobody else refusing the presentation of papers from any pretenders standing firmly in a demand for David Friedman, period.

 

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June 15, 2016

Is Anti-Semitism or Islamophobia Growing in the United States?

 

We hear about the ever-increasing anti-Muslim hate crimes often in response to a terrorist act and with these claims the warning to avoid Islamophobia as if Islamic hatreds were growing out of control. Let us look at the reality on the comparison between anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic crimes starting in 2000 through 2014, the last year we could find comparable statistics, using FBI gathered statics below:

Year                                            Anti-Islamic Crimes                                 Anti-Semitic Crimes
2000                                                   28                                                                1109
2001                                                 481                                                                1043
2002                                                155                                                                   931
2003                                                149                                                                   927
2004                                                156                                                                   954
2005                                                128                                                                   848
2006                                                156                                                                   967
2007                                                115                                                                   969
2008                                                105                                                                 1013
2009                                                107                                                                   931
2010                                                160                                                                   887
2011                                                157                                                                   771
2012                                                130                                                                   674
2013                                                135                                                                   625
2014                                                154                                                                   609

 

As one might have expected, hate crimes against Muslims peaked in 2001 and settled back to a level which was significantly higher than the 2000 statistic but there was no significant rise after 2001 despite the incessant cries of Islamophobia which we hear after every Muslim atrocity such as the recent attacks in Israel, the United States, Europe and the others in Africa, Asia and the rest of the Middle East which we do not hear about. Yes, we know there is violence and fighting going on in Libya, Syria and Iraq, but we hear little about the fighting between the Islamic State and the Kurds as well as Turkey and the Kurds and the Christians who are still getting murdered wholesale in the Middle East, North Africa and all along the borders between Islam and the Christian world and between Islam and the Hindu and Buddhist worlds.

 

As also noted from the table of anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic crimes, it becomes quickly evident that if there were an actual problem between the two it would be anti-Semitism. The sad news is that anti-Semitism has been reported to be escalating, especially on college campuses where at some major universities the Jewish students are afraid to let their religion become known and would never consider wearing any religious items such as a Yarmulke or Star of David jewelry for fear of being assaulted. A report in Arutz Sheva titled Anti-Semitism jumps by more than 100% in New England obviously is some ominous news as if counting New Jersey and New York to New England, that small area, accounts for approximately half the Jewish population of the country. The particulars may not sound horrific but anyway one looks at the number of anti-Semitic incidents doubled from five per month to just over ten a month is worrisome in what it portends for the future. The Majority of the offences were registered from Massachusetts. Going back a few years and taking the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) figures, there was a 21% increase in anti-Semitic offences in 2014 over 2013 with the numbers rising from 751 to 912. What is troublesome to us is whose figures to believe, these from the ADL or the FBI reported a drop from 625 to 609. Who to believe is the problem, but for a solution one can believe that the ADL receives more reports from Jews who decide not to take out a police report as such can often be more problems for no arrest or other assistance as most often the report is taken and filed as many of the incidents are misdemeanor crimes though to the victim it probably feels a whole lot more serious. Still, unless one seeks to find information about anti-Semitism you are unlikely to know how much more prevalent it is in the United States as well as Europe, the Middle East and around the world.

 

Anti-Semitism figure and acts of vandalism

 

Looking at recent activities on many college and university campuses, as stated above, the majority of it is anchored on Israel, which is the springboard for further anti-Semitic actions. Whenever there are activities such as Israel Apartheid Week events designed to misrepresent Israel making Israel out to be the haters and the Islamic world as the exemplary nations where Utopian tolerance and inter-religious tolerance exists, even a cursory review of reality proves this to be a fiction of the worst kind. In Israel the Arabs, both Muslim and Christian alike as well as Buddhists, Baha’I, Hindu, Yazidi and any other religion practiced in the world are accepted and protected with the same or more open acceptance as in the United States while throughout the Islamic world their nations persecute Christians as well as Buddhists, Baha’I, Hindu, Yazidi and any other religion practiced in the world. Even Muslims who are of a different sect or variety are persecuted by the majority Islamic variety such as is prevalent in places where Sunni and Shiite both reside in the same nation. This has been extremely evident in Iran, Syria and Iraq where the violence is often open and flagrant. Yet within the United States Islamophobia is a static and a far lesser problem than is anti-Semitism, but what about the future?

 

This is where things become more clouded and obscured because attempting to paint a picture of the future one cannot necessarily rely on the past, even the most recent past, but instead must rely on a sixth sense which is difficult to support with facts but let us give it a go. Islam is ascendant in the West and has been cutting out a niche, especially in Europe but also in the United States, where their communities are often segregated from the rest of the nation and are so by design. There is this move towards civilizational Jihad where they initially set aside areas where their numbers are prevalent and work towards clearing an area in major cities and also form small communities out in the countryside usually well away from the beaten path. These are intentional as once they have cleared an area they can impose Sharia or in the remote communities set up military training areas outside of the normal police and societal rules where Islam makes the rules. Many of these hubs of Islamic activity are represented on the map below depicting statistics gathered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. What is most distressing is that a number of these locations are already “No-Go” zones for law enforcement within the United States just as have existed in Europe for the past few decades. Within these miniature Islamic areas, one might equate them to the little Islamic homeland away from home forging their own little Middle East homeland in America. Many of these locations are financed directly by terrorist organizations and others by Islamic countries. Some of the terrorist influences include but are not limited to Hezballah (one of the most widespread and heavily financed terror groups in the world mostly financed by Iran), Muslim Brotherhood (includes CAIR and ISNA), Islamic State, Palestinian Liberation Organization (financed by the Palestinian Authority, Fatah, and largely responsible for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS against Israel) and others. Two of the nations who are by far the largest are Saudi Arabia and Iran. Saudi Arabia builds Mosques, provides Imams, finances youth groups and spreads the Wahhabi form of Islamism and finances Middle East Chairs as well as providing professorships. Iran finances many Shiite Mosques and training areas and these interests just got a huge financial windfall as these areas are part of the Iranian government through the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) as the Iranian Military which was granted many billions of dollars resulting from the Iran Nuclear Deal and with a large interest under Hezballah control also financed by Iran through the IRGC and directly. The main influence which will have large effects in the future are the manipulations and influences being introduced and has been heavily financed on college and university campuses.

 

FBI Strategic Assessment of Domestic Terrorism in the United States

 

One of the main aims of the Islamic influences on campuses is to indoctrinate anti-Semitic strains of thought into the educational systems and onto college life. The Palestinian influence is seen with a heavy hand in these areas. They wrap their anti-Semitism in an anti-Israel agenda where they pound home the propaganda that Israel is a hate-filled and racist nation where only Jews are permitted rights and everybody else is at best victimized and at worst are the victims of genocidal campaigns to annihilate them. This is the line being proposed with their Israel Apartheid Week where the claim that Israeli Defense Forces are routinely implementing a genocidal campaign whose aim is to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians residing within the “occupied” areas. The evidence they provide are based on lies and they never explain or permit into the discussion the inconvenient fact that the Palestinian numbers have grown from 650,000 in 1948 to presumably over 5,000,000, if their numbers are to be believed, when they demand that Israel accept every last Palestinian to return to within Israel with full rights so they can destroy the Jewish State via the ballot box, something that would otherwise be impossible if Israel truly was an Apartheid State. There is never permitted any discussion about the three-quarters of a million Jews expelled from the Arab World in the Middle East and North Africa between 1948 through 1960 in an attempt to inundate Israel with Jewish refugees who had been stripped of any wealth. One has to wonder where these Jewish refugees are today and that is easy to tell, they are incorporated and a vital part of Israeli society because the Israelis welcomed their brothers and sisters and never for a moment considered placing them in refugee camps to utilize as propaganda against their former home nations within which many of their families had resided in these areas for close to two-thousand years. Israel would not degrade anybody in such a manner. Another small fact that is never permitted into the equation is that the Arabs who continued to reside within Israel after the seven Arab armies failed to destroy her in 1948-9 were also not thrown into refugee camps but fully intertwined into Israeli society, given full rights from day one, had full voting rights and voted in every election since 1948 including the very first Israeli elections, were allowed to work in any job, many as doctors and nurses, members of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), are judges, lawyers and many own their own businesses just as any Israeli is permitted, be they Jewish, Christian, Muslim or any other religion.

 

The frightening effect the peddling of these lies on campus is that they also paint the Jews with the Israelis claiming there is no difference and that the Jews in the United States are Israeli agents and are attempting with great success to destroy the United States sacrificing America for Israel. When one listens to their rants, they use Israeli and Jew interchangeably making no differentiation despite the fact that the vast majority of American Jews have never visited Israel and all too many have no desire to visit Israel and do not even support Israel. There are numerous Jews who ally themselves with these anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic organizations supporting their fight against Israel. These are useful idiots in the truest sense of the word. They are used as foils to prove the openness of the Arabs and Muslims and as proof that Israel is every bit as evil as claimed as even these Jews fight against the monstrous crimes committed by Israel. The only problem is that these Arab and Muslim propagandists and community organizers are suffering from the world’s worst case of projection as their Arab and Muslim homelands are guilty of virtually every charge they accuse Israel of committing. There is a reason that these Arab and Muslim activists fight tooth and nail against having people visit Israel, simply because within a few hours of visiting Israel their entire lie-soaked presentations would collapse before the obvious evidence within Israel’s open society. Instead, when they arrange trips to see the reality in Israel, one is whisked off to the Palestinian Arab side where any Jew would be murdered on the spot unless they are with the group being indoctrinated, and they are treated to the greatest show that can be put on. The show includes lies that claim that the Jews believe themselves to be superior to others just as the Nazis had done and that the Jews are the modern Nazis. The entire propaganda served up about Israel equals Jews and Jews equals Israel and both are contemptable racist haters. The only defense we will attempt is to invite those desiring truth to visit Israel independently from any group and see reality uncolored by any preconceived notion or filtered through any lenses other than one’s own glasses or contact lenses should one wear them. Nothing else is required to prove the Israeli side of the discussion and Israel has nice beaches and believe it or not skiing in the winter with any good fortune. There are historic sights, the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth and what many claim are therapeutic benefits from swimming or just immersing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. There are even Roman period ruins and those are some of the youngest sites. There is Akko, one of the oldest cities in the world and a once powerful port city with a crusader history as well as being the sole city to repel all attacks from Napoleon. There are religious sites from Islam and Christianity and even older sites from Judaism which predate both religions. For an idea on the age of Judaism one need only know that Buddhism and Confucianism, which predated Islam and Christianity by centuries, their founding teachers Confucius (551–479 BCE) and Gautama Buddha (558 – 491 BCE) both lived and taught during the Second Temple periods beginning as it lasted from 515 BCE until its destruction by the Romans in 70 CE. Judaism’s First Temple, or Solomon’s Temple, period was from its construction 970 BCE to 931 BCE until its destruction in 587 BCE. So, yes, there is quite a lot of history to be witnessed and a surprisingly open and vibrant society where everyone enjoys equality.

 

Those who wish to claim that Israel is not open and that the Jews are haters are selling the oldest of all anti-Semitic diatribes. Nazi Leader Adolph Hitler was far from the first anti-Semite claiming that the Jews were responsible for all the nation’s woes and were a threat to the continued government. Anti-Semitism very likely even predated Pharos though Pharos was the first to be credited with such falsehoods. The Jews of that era were to be known as the Israelites even before there was an Israel as the Torah was written with the promise that all the lands which Avraham could survey from the tall hilltop would eventually belong to his bloodline from generation to generation. The modern version of anti-Semites paint a picture of Israel as the greatest oppressor and hater of all outside of herself and then smear Jews in general using the presumably proven evils of Israel and claiming that all Jews are Israel and Israel is all Jews. This is circular reasoning, a form of reason considered to be false and the worst place to be should your side be caught in such a supportive argument in any debate. Unfortunately, the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semites do not permit debate and will intimidate, shout down and use the campus codes and ban on Hate Speech to silence any pro-Israel argument. The ever-present threat of violence should any opposition be permitted against the anti-Israel-Zionist-Semites attempt to express their side almost always intimidates the University or College officials into closing off any counter arguments as hate speech thus silencing one side allowing the other to claim there is no opposition because the other side has no legitimate argument. Who’s practicing Apartheid techniques now?

 

The eventual desire of these anti-Israel-Zionist-Semites is to prove that the Jew is the real threat and that the Jew is the enemy of all good people and the Jew is the ruination of the nation and as such the Jews must be eradicated. All of their arguments are by their nature intrinsically anti-Semitic as they deny Israel the right to exist thus denying the Jews their own nation as every other peoples have with the exception of the Kurds who have been denied self-determination by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. Their attempt to define Israel as the sole nation to have ever committed any hate ignoring equal or more often worse such actions is again singling out the Jew amongst nations for special judgements. Setting a different bar by which to judge Israel and then only judging Israel is again anti-Semitism by selective judging of Israeli society. Singling Israel from all the nations on the planet and setting it aside for special considerations is another form of Israel victimization and when all counter arguments are summarily dismissed out of hand is refusing Israel a defense or defender and thus anti-Semitism. Finally, when supporting a Palestinian State, those supporting such always mean replacement of Israel with another Arab state and not two states side-by-side as is almost always claimed when these anti-Semites are put upon and this can be proven by their favorite chant, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free.” Where is there any allowance for the Jewish State in that argument? The final nail in their coffins is their oft repeated chant straight from the streets of Tehran which demand, “Kill, kill Israel, kill, kill every Jew.” Another of their stock and trade is the chant, “Death to the Jews.” That last one need not be given any argument beyond the pointing to the quote and allowing it to stand for itself.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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