Beyond the Cusp

March 3, 2019

Democrats Following Ilhan Omar Slamming Israel First


Senator Elizabeth Warren continued on her assumed guaranteed path to the Presidency following the lead of Representative Ilhan Omar choosing to denounce Israel above, beyond and before any other nation in her claim to the higher ground. Also, Senator Amy Klobuchar slammed Israel as she too seeks to lead the Democrats in their bid to regain the White House. Ms. Klobuchar took the lesser of the roads to perdition by simply slamming Israel for the deal between the Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudit referring to it merely as extremist and racist. Ms. Warren went a bit further stating, “First embracing right-wing extremism. Now manipulating a free press, accepting bribes, and trading government favors.” She then charged, accusing Netanyahu of delivering a “cut to the heart of a functioning democracy.” What is it with these Democrats and their campaigns for the Presidency, is Israel the sole country which has possible problems which in this case could be politically driven as the investigations have dragged on for over four years and suddenly, right after elections were called, then came charges timed to do the most damage to the ruling Likud Party and to Netanyahu himself. But, apparently, Israel with a sufficiently free press, despite claims to the contrary, came out and brought these charges into the open thanks to the “compromised” free press, as Ms. Warren claimed, and everything is being conducted in the open and will proceed through a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, except in the media and the campaigns apparently in both Israel and the United States. We find it fascinating that the first nation to be taken to task for its corrupted media and presumed compromised leader was Israel. Even before attacks on President Donald Trump, both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, not to bother mentioning Bernie Sanders who is always ready with an attack on Israel, and numerous others in the Democrat Party, would put Israel at the head of their campaigns as the nation the United States needs to hold to a strict standard and may desire to distance themselves from due to its weak respect for freedom of the press, racist politics, and compromised leadership whose moral compass may be skewed.


Let us consider what other nations might have made the list for such problems ahead of Israel which these Democrats might have chosen for their example. First coming to mind would be the obvious choice of North Korea, a nation where the leader and those he favors live well and the common person all but starves; a nation with no regard for human life and absolutely no media outside of what the government prints and no elections not to mention that anyone daring to charge their “Dear Leader” with crimes would be executed the next day at sunrise. Then there is Venezuela which pretty much mirrors North Korea but the problem with both of these is it would place them in a position allied with President Trump. They could easily have chosen Russia and President Putin which would have had the added bonus of allowing them to bring up the Mueller investigation and the Russian collusion charges, but they went with Israel. They might have gone slightly northeast of Israel and gone with Bashir al-Assad who is gassing and bombing his own country and its people back to the Stone Age just so he can remain ruling whatever remains in the end, but they chose Israel to condemn. Then they could have accused Saudi Arabia who is suspected of having murdered and then dismembered a person who had made accusations of the Royal Family after luring him to their embassy in Turkey, but they claim that Israel suppresses opposition. We could continue adding Iraq, Iran, China or any of the other one-hundred-forty six nations out of one-hundred and eighty ranked which were determined to be more corrupt than is Israel, but Israel lead their list and we are willing to bet that Trump’s America would not be far behind on their lists. Perhaps next they would like to complain that there are Israelis who are less than overwhelmingly happy as Israel ranks merely as the eleventh happiest nations, but then they would have to accept that the United States came in at number eighteen, a full seven slots behind Israel. We could continue and point out that Israel ranks at the top for political rights, individual rights, freedom of the press and well in virtually every category in the freedom ratings. The main complaint, just in case the Democrats running for the White House would like a pointer as to what might be a valid claim, Israelis are required to carry identification and to show their identification before boarding trains or entering many buildings including retail malls. Well, we wonder why this might be, could it be to reduce the chance of terrorists gaining access to places where they could inflict the worst carnage as was the case when terrorists attacked trains near Madrid in 2004 resulting in almost two-hundred deaths and over two-thousand injured.


Madrid Train Bombing

Madrid Train Bombing


As far as life in Israel is concerned, we have elections which suffer from the fact that we have a parliamentary system even more convoluted than others, we have more parties than flavors of ice cream (an exaggeration), we have to watch what we say about our little isolated place like heaven as people will believe any accusation or shortcoming, the media is just as strange as in the United States but there are some very decent smaller publications and even free newspapers, we are one of the few nations who has a major newspaper kept alive because of its foreign sales for the online version (Israel’s version of the NYT), freedom of speech, freedom to protest which is vigorously and enthusiastically used, equality of all varieties and about the only nation in the Middle East where gays are not persecuted and have full right of expressing their proclivities, complete religious freedom (the Baha’I have one of their two main centers in Israel with the other in India) and women are fully free and equal in every part of Israeli life. We have our problems like any other nation. We have checkpoints in order to protect the innocent from terrorism, a larger concern than in the United States but still manageable. There are beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean and skiing on Mount Hermon. Israel produces some of the world’s finest wines and has a broad selection of wines across a wide price range. Truth be told, until you have spent a couple of months, well, at least six weeks, in Israel, you really will not know Israel. Sure people come on a tour and see historic locations tailored to what the desired image the providers intend. That is one thing Israel is not short of, historic places, many of which date back more than three-thousand years. Just south of our location and visible from the train tracks or the main highway are the remains of a Roman aqueduct which probably does not make any tour guides itinerary. They just sit there looking, well, very Roman.


Bahá'í Gardens in Haifa

Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa


Those who wish to show the mistreatment of Palestinians, there are four or five Potemkin villages set up for display in the West Bank, but they will avoid Nablus or any of the main cities as people driving Mercedes and Audis is bad for the poor and beaten down image they wish to sell. That is also the problem with trying to judge Israel from news reports; you will simply get the view intended and nothing even close to the reality. Even favorable coverage does not do Israel justice. We have everything from small mom and pop stores to department stores as well as what we call shuks and Americans would call farmer’s markets. Jerusalem has areas which probably have not changed since before Alexander the Great came rolling through here on his way to conquer Egypt, for him Israel wasn’t so much conquered as ignored but still subjugated and far more trouble than it was worth except as needed to reach Egypt, the real prize in those days. Then Jerusalem has malls just every major city in the Western World, a modern light rail system and an electric train which will eventually make the trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with a stop at Ben Gurion International Airport in well under an hour. Healthcare in Israel is a comfortable balance between government guaranteed coverage and available options at relatively modest prices as there is competition between the different providers. We also have some of the finest hospitals in the world. When you get treated in Israel, you are not guaranteed Jewish doctors as we have a fair percentage of the physicians that are Arab Israelis as well as other places of origin or ethnic background. For fun, the pictures below are of Gaza, Nablus and Tel Aviv, two of each, so before looking at the caption, that would be cheating, try and decide which ones are which.


Top Nablus Palestinian Authority Middle Gaza City Hamas Bottom Tel Aviv Israel

Top Nablus Palestinian Authority
Middle Gaza City Hamas
Bottom Tel Aviv Israel


Now that we have completed pointing out that Israel, while not perfect, is not exactly the nation one should start with when complaining about crooked politics, corruption, a compromised and slanted media or any other attacks one would wish to level outside of we have a very high percentage of Jews compared to other nations, which may be part of the reason we are placed so high on so many politicians’ target lists, shall we get back to the latest fascination of the Democrat Party, using Israel as their punching bag. There have been the accusations that Israel has been shooting innocent and peaceful Gazan protesters completely ignoring the obvious terrorism launched by these protesters which have included shooting at IDF positions, launching incendiary kites and balloons setting numerous serious fires, launching colorful balloons with cute toys attached loaded with explosive and set to detonate when squeezed or picked up, attempts to breach the border fence and an ecological attack caused by the burning of tens of thousands of tires to produce a smokescreen from which to hide their attacks. Then there are the accusations that Israel has not permitted the Palestinian Arabs to vote in elections. This is a trick question as the implication is that Israel does not permit them to vote in Israeli elections while the truth is that they have not been permitted elections by their own leadership. Hamas appoints who leads in Gaza as it is a terrorist dictatorship and Mahmoud Abbas continues to cancel elections within the Palestinian Authority as he knows he would lose his comfortable position. As far as their not being permitted to vote in Israeli elections, they are not Israeli citizens, they have their own governing bodies and territories which are independent of Israel. Gaza is completely independent of Israel and has been since September of 2005 after Israel pulled all her citizens and IDF forces from Gaza in the George W. Bush idea for showing how the Arab Palestinians could have a normal society given the chance so Israel gave them the opportunity with the Gaza Disengagement. The Palestinian Authority has had semiautonomous rule in northern Samaria in Area A and Area B while Israel retained complete rule in Area C as per the Oslo Accords of 1993. The reality is that Israel has not had direct rule over the Arab Palestinians since September of 1993 and Israel completely surrendered the Gaza Strip in September of 2005 with Hamas taking over in a coup in 2007 resulting in the blockade of Gaza after the Hamas takeover. Truth is the Gaza blockade was not put in place when the Arabs took control of Gaza but only after Hamas took control. Hamas is a terrorist organization which is sworn to destroy Israel and had, in their original charter, the Quranic verses calling for the killing of all Jews. The Gaza blockade also does not prevent aid from reaching Gaza; it only requires that Israel be permitted to check aid to make sure it does not contain weaponry or military grade equipment. Israel provides the aid through the Kerem Crossing with often caravans of semis going in to Gaza where the trailers are turned over to Hamas. Hamas has left aid undistributed preventing it from reaching their people so as to sell it on the black market or simply allow it to be wasted so as to continue the poverty amongst their people for use by media reporters who they provide minders to showcase what they wish the world to know. Below we included a comparison of the two Gazas, the one where the Hamas leaders and their benefactors and the other those who Hamas cares little for one way or the other.


The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged

The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged


These are facts that Ms. Warren and Ms. Klobuchar along with the rest of the Democrats catering to the far left of the party will never admit exist. To them Israel is to be cast as pure evil and the worst humanity has to offer. They are targeting the anti-Semitic wing of their party and those who have drank the BDS propaganda, and also those who work to produce the BDS styled propaganda. The Democrat Party is not the same party which existed thirty years ago and that is likely only going to become more evident as time passes. But, you say, are not most Jews Democrat voters? Yes, but you are making an oft made error by equating Jews with Israel. There has been a drift away from Israel amongst Jews as they also have drifted away from traditional Judaism, stopped going to daily services with many not going to services with possible exception of the High Holidays, if then. The Reform Jews, those whose parents were Reform Jews, have intermarried at an alarming rate of over fifty percent and all but completely left the religion and have virtually no compassion one way or the other, or are as rabidly anti-Israel as the Democrat candidates are proving to be, when it comes to Israel. You are likely to find numerous Jews who because they wish to be included in the leftist protest movement will join the BDS or simply reject supporting Israel as due to intersectionality, supporters of Israel are banned from joining in most progressive protests and are excluded from all women’s march and affiliated events. This is part of the reason why we will see ever more left wing politicians and organization turning against Israel. This is a well orchestrated and financed, as explained in the above link, operation which targets only Israel while turning group after group against Israel by threatening to marginalize their cause and prevent people from supporting their protests. Either you can support Israel or you can pass the intersectionality test, but you cannot do both. There was a turning point in the Civil Rights movement after Martin Luther King was assassinated where the Jews went from being strong supporters of the movement, most still support equal rights completely, to the Black Lives Matter turn against Israel and their joining with such as the Occupy Movement and the BDS movement in targeting Israel and the Jews. Anti-Semitism is growing on campuses across America and many professors now teach in their humanities classes that Israel is evil and some go as far to state that Israel is evil because Jews are evil. With such in the society and growing, it will become natural for political candidates to cater to the anti-Israel position, especially as it will not necessarily hurt them with the Jewish vote. Additionally, the Jews are a small percentage and Arab oil monies are being funneled into leftist campaigns replacing the one influence which had been considered the Jewish weapon. Additionally, the majority of pro-Israel Jews are living in Israel and even should they use their citizenship and absentee ballots, they came from such left wing bastions that their vote is irrelevant. Just as Jeremy Corbin has become the leader of British Labor and anti-Semitism will soon be rife in that party, the Democrat party is less than a decade behind them. Pro-Israeli positions are becoming a right wing and nationalist position and are being shunned if not abhorred by the leftist, internationalist agenda. Eventually, the internationalists will take control of the left wing political parties as they continue to drift leftward and the concurrent anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism will take the fore as these parties take over in Europe and possibly in the United States and Canada. Once this has taken hold, Israel will become the isolated nation the world will love to hate and even the Security Council will pass condemnations of Israel and may even once again declare Zionism equal to racism and eject Israel from the world body, which may be the nicest thing they could ever do. When the world turns to destroy Israel it will be a sad day and signal the death of Western culture as one cannot turn against those who laid the basis for the Judeo-Christian ethic and remain the beacon of the free world and even if you do not recognize it, lose it and you will no longer be free.


Beyond the Cusp


May 19, 2017

Rumor UNESCO to Vote to Eliminate Israel


UNESCO may next consider making the claim that the Jews are a nationless people and merely a religious choice without any connection to any lands anywhere and having just magically come into being in the Diaspora. This would place the United Nations and all its member states in a position where their recognition of Israel would now be in dispute. The Palestinians claim that Palestine is the indigenous peoples with rightful claims to all lands between Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and the Jewish people with no rights to fight such claims. This would most certainly lead to suits brought by the Palestinians and any friends they have in the Arab World, the Greater Muslim World or any of their plethora of friends in Europe taking to the World Courts demands that all treaties setting up Israel as the Jewish State be rendered null and void followed by the demands for rescinding any recognition of Israel and of the nation of Israel itself. Such judgements would make any Israeli defense of their land an illegal act and a crime against humanity. The final judgement would be to award the land of Israel to the Palestinian Authority making Palestine the recognized nation and Israel as an illegal rogue entity internationally cast as a terrorist entity claiming to be a nation. Would the European nations once again cast votes of “abstain” allowing for the Arab nations and their allies to win such a decision by default? Would we realize another vote will come with results somewhat along the lines of twenty-four nations voting in favor, nine voting against and the remaining twenty-five either abstaining or not even bothering to show for the vote. This means that out of fifty-eight member states, a minority of twenty-four nations, almost all Arab or Muslim nations with one or two from Europe deciding that Israel has no right of being the home of the Jewish faith despite four-thousand years of Jewish history in Jerusalem where the vast majority of these years Jerusalem having a Jewish majority population.


One would expect that any vote where a comfortable majority does not support a measure passes because the majority who oppose the measure decide that in order to not risk higher oil prices along with a basis of anti-Semitism decide that simply abstaining or not even bothering to attend allows a measure to pass. The rules should require that any measure in order to be adopted should require a majority of the fifty-eight member nations voting in favor thus requiring twenty-nine votes minimum and preferably thirty votes to pass any measure. UNESCO does not work in such a manner as it prefers to suit the cabal which rule through intimidation using their black-gold, their oil weapon, to assure that Israel be always behind the eight-ball. UNESCO considered a measure to allow the admission of Palestine as an equal and recognized nation before the Security Council had admitted Palestine to the United Nations and even the General Assembly had not admitted Palestine as a member state though they had sent a request to the Security Council, which voted the membership down defeating the request. That means the Security Council stated clearly that Palestine did not meet the requirements for being a nation-state and thus were not to be admitted to any United Nations agency and were to remain unable to apply, or be admitted if they applied, until they are recognized and admitted to the United Nations as a member state. In the meantime they remained permitted as an observer state inadmissible as a member to any agency belonging to the United Nations.


Well, UNESCO concluded that none of these rules was intended for them and they could do whatever they desired. With the Palestinian Authority pestering them incessantly, just as they were doing with almost every other agency attached to the United Nations, they were seeking a backdoor means of being recognized as a nation and thus able to take Israel before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Palestinian UNESCO membership bid, requiring two-thirds approval of the agency’s General Conference, passed by a vote of one-hundred-seven in favor, with fourteen against, with fifty-two abstentions. A two-thirds majority of one-hundred-seventy-three nations comes to one-hundred-sixteen votes, which would imply that the one-hundred-seven votes in favor falls nine votes short. Instead, UNESCO decided that the fifty-two abstentions were to count as non-existing states making the new total number of members one-hundred-twenty-one instead of one-hundred-seventy-three thus making the two-thirds a mere eighty-one votes instead of one-hundred-sixteen votes. This was a twisting of the rules of order to the extreme, a habit UNESCO utilizes on every vote concerning Israel and always because their throwing out all nations abstaining or not showing to vote as not existing thus making a passing vote easier to attain is legion.


Will there be any surprise when UNESCO decides that Israel does not exist and that the Balfour Declarations, the placing the Balfour Declaration into encoded law through the San Remo Conference and further establishing these facts with the Treaty of Sèvres all voided. Further UNESCO is voiding the Mandate System and all the work of the League of Nations after World War I and is attempting to erase the United Nations obligations under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Lastly, they are attempting to put into stone that the entire history of the Jewish People in the Holy Land, the entire Bible, Torah and Christianity as a ruse which never happened because Israel and the Jewish People in the Holy Land never existed, according to UNESCO.


This is the largest farce probably in the history of mankind. This is the erasure of so much history that all of Europe will require a rewriting of their history removing all references to Jerusalem and the Holy Lands. The Crusades will now become what historians have always desired them to be, an unmitigated aggressions against the indigenous Palestinians residing in their homelands around Jerusalem as they had resided there since before any others apparently including the Canaanites or were the Canaanites who Joshua never fought a campaign destroying their cities and wiping them out as the Jewish People made these lands their own in the nearly three centuries leading up to 1000 BCE when King David moved the Capital City of the Israelites, of the Jewish People, from Hevron (today Hebron), please note the Capital was once Hevron, to the newly captured Yerushalayim, today known as Jerusalem.


But UNESCO; the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Agency; is about to decide that history really began somewhere around 725 AD and known and accepted history began in Medina and expanded to Mecca and from there spread outward and as the Arab Muslim armies conquered lands, history began exactly as they defeated others making everything start with Arab and Muslim conquest. All history before the coming of Arab conquest is to be decreed meaningless and nothing exists until the Muslims conquer those lands. This means that Europe does not yet exist as it has yet to become Islamic, but once it does, then its history will start and everything before then will be wiped from the records as meaningless.


The Americas do not exist yet and are but the lands of the heathens, the uncivilized spores of those who are not Islamic. But not to fret as there will come the day that all of the Americas will come into existence, but only after it falls to Islam. Oh, you have doubts that the Americas, especially the United States, will fall under the conquering forces of Islam. Well, you need to understand that Mohammad wrote a book known as the Quran, which promised those who followed the writings of Mohammad were guaranteed to conquer the entire world. Mohammad had little knowledge of the size of the world, likely knew not of the existence of the British Isles, Russia, China, much of Asia, the Americas, and likely might not have heard of Rome and even if he had, he knew not where it could be found. Mohammad dictated the Quran, as he was illiterate and thus unable of writing down that which he was prophesizing. But he still presumably dictated that Allah, the God of Abram, Ishmael and Muhammad, not to be confused with Hashem of Abraham, Isaack and Jacob.


Yes, my friends, there is a difference between Hashem and Allah; they are separate deities from completely different histories from Abram and Abraham. Abram fathered Ishmael before his name was changed as part of his covenant with Hashem, thus Abram and the son he fathered, Ishmael were from his life before the covenant with Hashem and thus it makes Allah a separate entity from Hashem. Once Abram accepted the covenant with Hashem, his name became Abraham and he underwent a circumcision, and his wife’s name changed from Sari to Sarah. After his accepting the covenant with Hashem, Sarah was permitted to birth a son despite her extreme age and presumably being beyond birthing years. This son was Isaack who would father Jacob. From this came the tribes, the years in Egypt, the return and conquest of the Promised Lands, which would include the cave bought by Abraham in which to bury his family just outside Hebron. But all of these events transpired over two-thousand years before the birth of Muhammad, thus it never happened in Islamic history, as they believe. How they can believe on one hand that they are the descendants of Avram and Ishmael and yet nothing really counts as having happened before Muhammad and his prophesies. Oh, and did we happen to mention that he had two very different revelations; the original which is very forgiving and accepting of other religions and would be called the Mecca Quran and a second revelation in Medina which very much represents the ideals of a warlord and leader of a very successful army of caravan raiders. The rule which was applied well after the death of Muhammad, known as the law of abrogation, demand that Muslims follow the warlike writings from Medina and consider them to be absolute and overriding the writings of Mecca which preached coexistence and a gentle kindness. A bare bones introduction to this can be found with links to many further studies in comments of other readers can be found at our article Which Quran, Mecca or Medina?


UNESCO has become a tool of the Arab and Muslim world being used initially to eliminate the Jews. One had best be advised to remember that what starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews. UNESCO has already ruled that the core of Judaism, the Temple Mount belongs to the Muslims and has no Jewish or Christian history; the history of the Temple Mount only came into existence when Islam conquered it and all before never happened. King David never conquered Jerusalem setting aside the area of the Temple Mount, Solomon never built the First Temple atop the Temple Mount, Cyrus never permitted the Jewish People to return to the Holy Lands and their Temple Mount instructing them to rebuild their Temple and worship Hashem in peace, Darius the Great never built the Second Temple, Herod never enlarged the Temple Mount in size to its modern dimensions building what became the Western Wall to contain the newly enlarged Temple Mount, the Greeks never conquered much of the lands but avoided destroying Jerusalem, the Romans never destroyed Jerusalem and the Second Temple. Only when the Muslims conquered Jerusalem from the remains of the Roman Empire, the Byzantines, did the Temple Mount join history and just rose as the Islamic conquerors strode into the area. Amazingly, Jerusalem also joined history with the advent of Islamic rule. At this time the three holiest cities in Islam were Mecca, Medina and Constantinople. What is interesting is how the third holiest city in Islam is determined. Over time the third city has been many different cities including Toledo, Madrid, Tours, Constantinople, Paris, Rome and whatever city Islam targeted as their next conquest. This is why currently the third holiest city is Jerusalem, though it has had competition from Rome and Paris at times as they have popped up as the desired next conquest.


Future Hope for a Future World

Future Hope for a Future World


UNESCO will oblige the Arab nations as they vote as a block and the intimidated and cowed Europeans to abstain because of fear and cowardice of their leaders who are preparing to relinquish control of their continent to the powers of Islam in exchange for a comfortable golden cell in which to spend their final years, their populations be damned. UNESCO will assist in facilitating this transformation of Christian Europe to Islamic Europe. UNESCO believes they are simply aiding the next world ruling party and their officers expect to assist in ruling this brave new world. One has to wonder, what if everybody who are backing Islam in the coming war of civilizations and cultures are wrong and Islam falls short and in the end becomes simply another religion accepting of other religions and content with sharing the world or worse, they start a war which turns into the unimaginable nuclear holocaust predicted in so many fantasy books and films? Such a conflict will result in one victor, one group as the last civilization standing who will be given a new planet to rebuild and save from utter devastation. What is coming cannot be predicted nor understood and the time of the final counting will be equally beyond understanding. What will never be fathomed is the reason behind that final war, that last battle from which the new world will evolve. We can only hope that new world will be one that learns its lessons and removes all violence from their vocabulary and their societal norms and live in cooperation and peace. That is the only resolution that could ever make such a conflict have any sanity in the end.


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