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April 3, 2019

Tropes Permitted and Truths Denied

 

There appears to be a small flap in the New York City Council while in Congress they are giving a pass and almost lauding the tropist. We will just mention this quickly now and allude to it when necessary as the Tropes. We have all heard, read and likely talked about the newly elected Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar and her spiteful and hateful messages concerning Israel and American Jews using anti-Semitic tropes from the Nazi era and what are now found in common speech throughout the MENA Arab nations. The Democrat elites, while shaking with severe trepidation have excused her remarks as simply something from her culture and from having lived much of her life in Somalia. Ms. Omar is not even close to being in jeopardy of losing her prestigious seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, a committee which forms the United States foreign policy including Israel and where often classified and even top secret information from the military, CIA, FBI and NSA is entered into evidence during briefings. But all will be fine after Ms. Omar has had time to adjust to her new position and we probably will not hear any more such outbursts, or at least there will not be as many so quickly. We know we will probably hear less of such hateful messages from Ms. Omar likely due to the media refusing to report on it allowing her to get a pass. Sure, a few places will cover it from some on the extreme alt. right who, like David Duke, agree with her sentiments as well as her fellow travelers on the extreme left and within the Islamic community such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) and Rashida Tlaib (Islamic) who claims that she is in the Congress such that the Palestinian Arab voice will be heard. One can only wonder what their voters now think and it will be interesting to see the future if these three are representative of what to expect. But perhaps we should look at the other extreme which is in many ways more of the same as in Congress, just with a different twist.

 

New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger, who represents the Haredi Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park, has faced somewhat a bumpy road when he stated that the controversial Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar an anti-Semite. This actually just added to his problems as he had also Tweeted a geographical and historical truth, “Palestine does not exist.” Well, it is true, Palestine does not exist. There, now we’ve said it, again. Would you like to hear it again? OK, the person in the back yelling, go for it, you got it, Palestine does not exist. Councilman Yeger is losing his seat on the City Council’s Immigration Committee. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson insisted, “I very vigorously condemn his comments in no uncertain terms. The best thing about our city is our diversity, and that includes our Jewish community and it includes our amazing Palestinian community as well who live here.” But then, according to the New York Post, Councilman Kalman Yeger doubled down likely for a third time telling them, “There is no state by that name; there is no place by that name. That’s a fact. I did not make it up.” Oh, but in our new age of intersectionality, stating this specific truth puts you on the wrong side, politically. Defending Israel is out and replacing Israel with Palestine is in. This was made all the more evident with a number of the responses Councilman Yeger received from a broad array of leftist Democrats and Islamists.

 

Leading the Democrats is the card carrying Communist and Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio, who said on WNYC radio, “If you’re asking my personal opinion, yeah, I think someone who has the ability to say that about Palestinian people by definition should not be on the Immigration Committee.” He stated further, “Now, if he comes out and he apologizes, and says, ‘Look, I was wrong and I realize what I did was hurtful and I’ve got to change,’ different discussion. But if he’s not going to apologize, he shouldn’t be on that committee.” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also took to Twitter to have his say recorded in digital eternity, otherwise known as the data files at NSA Nevada complex. We have included this post below to assure it makes it into the complex files.

 

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Twitter Post

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Twitter Post

 

Linda Sarsour also insisted she be heard, issuing a statement which included remarks such as “this kind of hate” and “bigoted,” and demanding that Yeger “apologize publicly to Palestinian New Yorkers.” Hey, Linda, tell us how you really feel. But Councilman Yeger does have those supporting his position and giving him their full backing. One such supporter, and an impressive one at that, if we may add, was Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Eastern Regional Vice President of the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), who injected this into the conversation stating, “There has never been a country called Palestine. Jews have been connected to the land of Israel continuously for 37 centuries. Find a ‘Palestinian’ writer from the 6th, 16th or 19th Century, and you will find a Jew. In 1948, the Palestine Post became the Jerusalem Post. ‘Palestinian Arabs’ are a late 20th-century creation, concocted for the sole purpose of thwarting the national state of the Jewish people.” We could not have put it any better ourselves. Additionally, Rabbi Dov Fischer, Rabbi Pruzansky’s Western Regional counterpart, chimed in with the following commentary, “when Ahmed Shukairy launched the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in 1964, the ‘Palestine’ he sought to ‘liberate’ was Tel Aviv and Haifa. It was a ploy — they used the name Palestine because it was too ridiculous to call for the ‘liberation’ of Judea from Jews.” The Rabbi definitely has a point, it would have sounded exactly as it actually is had they decided to announce the truth, that their desire is to steal the two areas where the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judea were located. Before the division over who the rightful heir was to the throne, the Kingdoms were originally the Hebrews often referred to by the Prophet or Judge who was the ranking person or the Cohen Gadol until they demanded to have Kings. Then the first King was Saul, followed by King David and finally by King Solomon. They formed what historians refer to as Greater Israel.

 

This term, Greater Israel, has been used also to attack the Israelis claiming that Israel desires conquering all the lands between the Euphrates River and the Nile River (see comparison below). The truth is Greater Israel was a historic period under Kings David and Solomon (see comparison below). They conquered a fair piece of land which stretched from the Euphrates River in where today is northern Syria and south to the Wadi of Egypt, sometimes called the River of Egypt as it marked the northeastern limit to the Egyptian Empire and the border of the Sinai Peninsula. There are no plans, desires, ulterior motives or any other nefarious plans to expand the borders of Israel beyond those promised by the League of Nations and agreements with the British over the Mandate lands which defined the eastern border of Israel and the Jordan River. Under International Law and every legal definition, the eastern border of Israel is the Jordan River unless Israel were to legally sign away all rights to these lands, which is why the European Union, United Nations and the remainder of the hordes attempting to destroy Israel piece by piece if required insist that Israel recognize an Arab state called Palestine and define its borders such that Israel relinquishes all claims to the Jordan River as her eastern border. No such agreement has been reached despite numerous offers by Israel to grant actual borders to an entity named Palestine but the Arabs have always refused any compromise. The Arabs, and this includes the Palestinian leadership, insist on only one solution, the dissolution of the Jewish State, all the land being placed under Arab rule and the Jews removed by whatever means are required. As history has proven to the Jewish People, Israeli Jews can pretty much expect every last nation on the globe to refuse to permit any Jews across their borders should Israel ever be defeated which will lead to the wholesale slaughter of the Jews of Israel by whatever conquering Islamic Arab armies might ever succeed with the destruction of Israel as the Jewish State. The entirety of the refugee “Right of Return” being claimed by the Arabs, this taken from the Jewish Right of Return Law, is designed to place many tens of millions of Arabs into Israel such that they become the majority and vote the Jews out of their homelands. Everything that the Arabs design and attempt to execute are simply new means of destroying the Jewish State which was the purpose behind the Khartoum Resolution and the “Three No’s,” “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” Facing this as the basis for all dealings with the Palestinian Arabs and one quickly sees that they are not negotiating, not recognizing, and through terror not permitting peace to exist for Israel.

 

Conspiracy Greater Israel and Kings David and Solomon Historic Greater Israel

Conspiracy Greater Israel and Kings David and Solomon Historic Greater Israel

 

With lies such as the above pictured, one can see how people can be led to believing the Jews are attempting to conquer the world. This was the basis behind the forgery printed by the Tsarist government titled “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” which has been used by virtually every anti-Semitic group to prove the nefarious desires of the Jews and their plan to rule the world. Anyone believing that the Jews, all 0.2% of the world’s population, could ever dominate the world is so far beyond ludicrous that it is hardly worth countering our accusers. Yet we have sitting in the United States House of Representatives at least one Representative, Ilhan Omar, who is openly anti-Israel and very likely anti-Semitic and this bigotry and hatred is excused while she sits on one of the most important and powerful committees in the land but a New York City Councilman, Kalman Yeger, is unsuited and removed from the New York City Council Immigration Committee because he stated a geographic fact which hurt a few select powerful people’s slanted and biased anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and by being these two they qualify as anti-Semitic beliefs which they wish were true so deeply that they are unable to even abide a completely true and honest statement which contradicts their worldview. Because these people have the power, they have decided that the truth must be buried, contradicted, ravaged and eradicated before it has any possibility of correcting the party line that Palestine must be real otherwise we cannot continue the terror war against Israel and the Jews. Ultimately, this is what the reaction to Councilman Yeger and his daring to speak the truth, “Palestine does not exist.” Once there was the concept of speaking truth to power, now we have the power making up the truth we are supposed to believe and live by. Sorry, we prefer reality and what actually is to your made up world where everything is sugarplums and whipped cream and things are what they claim they are and countering their reality results in ostracization and rejection. If you find what happened in New York was a disgusting affair, wait until the Democrat Party takes over both houses of Congress and the White House very likely in 2024, then the world will be required to awaken to a whole new reality, their fantasy world will become the foreign policies and domestic policies of the United States. We can only hope that by then Israel has realized what is coming and prepared to do everything for herself by herself because the world will be against her.

 

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March 20, 2019

The World has Become Filled with a Vicious, Malignant Hatred

 

The recent statements criticizing and condemning Israel using millennial anti-Semitic tropes on Twitter and in her worlds to the United States House of Representatives by Ilhan Omar have received some attention and even glorification in certain circles. These spiteful and hate-filled condemnations of Israel were not enough. Ilhan Omar went on to use another slur, this time against American Jews and Jews who are not Israeli in general accusing them of holding dual loyalties and inferring that their affiliation to Israel was stronger than their love for the United States. She continued claiming that the Jewish Israel lobby, targeting AIPAC, was buying support for Israel, through what could only be taken to mean bribes, commenting that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins Baby!” She made a half-faced apology which was more her being upset that her words were not taken as formal critic of American foreign policy and honest assessment that American Jews are unworthy as Americans due to lack of support. Her perturbations were swept aside and deemed a closed affair with the passing of what we were initially told would be a commitment by the House of Representatives against anti-Semitism but the reality was a generalized condemnation of anti-Semitism along with Islamophobia, immigrants, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, LGBT people, and members of other religious minorities and hate generally. The clincher that Ms. Omar’s derogatory and degrading comments denying equality to the Jewish State and the Jewish supporters of Israel were deemed not to be denounced or protested was that fact that she is still sitting on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House and as such will have a strong format from which to continue her spite and hate for Israel as well as be permitted to know every detail of intelligence which may be presented to this vital committee where sensitive and often classified information is openly discussed. The greater part of shame, though, is not with Ms. Omar but with the Jewish supporters for Israel and the entirety of the House of Representatives, if not the entire Congress, sitting on their hands refusing to call out the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic accusations presented before the Congress.

 

But the problem does not stop with just Ilhan Omar; there was also the follow-on accusation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez immediately following the presumed pushback against Ms. Omar when Ms. Cortez complained about how AIPAC, that pro-Israel Jewish lobbying group, was targeting her and Ms. Omar as well as Rashida Tlaib, the new Representative who has claimed that she also represents the State of Palestine and is in the Congress to be their spokesperson. Do not fear, there will be no complaint of Ms. Tlaib having dual loyalties; she does not support Israel or any other traditional American ally. There was so much left out of this debate, if such a one sided series of events can be called a debate. The small, little, insignificant information which was remarkably not mentioned is that Saudi Arabia and Qatar, amongst others, spend tens of millions of dollars more on lobbying the Congress than AIPAC. There was no mention that numerous Arab and Muslim nations have bought the Chair of Middle Eastern Studies and stacked the professors with anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and often anti-Semitic individuals. Further, these nations are buying sufficient influence over many of the most prestigious Universities to such an extent that it has become commonplace for anti-Israel slant being found in other departments and often the faculty overseeing the school newspaper, deciding which committees are permitted funding and backing by the University and sponsoring anti-Israel events throughout the school year as well as often turning a blind eye when conservative or pro-Israel speakers are denied venue or have their events violently protested including shouting down the speaker so they are not permitted to speak and even physical threats such that speakers have required police escort in order to escape the campus mob. There is far more to the spreading around the world of anti-Semitism often packaged as anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism and Zionism equals racism.

 

The problem is more advanced in Europe where many Jews have ceased wearing a Kippah (Yarmulke) or jewelry and other items which would identify them as Jews. France was forced to use military troops to protect Synagogues and Jewish schools including Jewish pre-school daycares. In Britain, the Labour Party has had a running problem with anti-Semitism. Some of the Labour Party elected officeholders and party leadership have resigned or have been censored for making anti-Semitic remarks. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has faced accusation of his holding anti-Semitic positions and beliefs. He has simply brushed such criticism aside as if they were nothing and has been granted apparent immunity from such claims. Further, when the Labour Party performed an investigation into the possibility that there was a problem with anti-Semitism in their party, so an inquiry whose remit would be to recommend how Labour could best tackle instances of racism, including cases of antisemitism and Islamophobia, with Baroness Shami Chakrabarti as the person placed in charge, they unsurprisingly were given a fairly clean bill of health. What made this result both unsurprising and uninspiring confidence was the problem that Baroness Shami Chakrabarti has faced criticisms as being anti-Israel and anti-Zionist to such an extent as to have probably made her a less than wonderful choice. There were no smiles from British Jews at her appointment and little if any surprise that she found that there was a higher likelihood of Islamophobic beliefs than of anti-Semitic and that much, if not most, of the presumed anti-Semitism was actually proper condemnation of Israeli policies and political leaders and their treatment of Palestinians and the apparent lack of commitment for peace by the Israeli government. This may pass muster with the British Labour Party, but it did not receive any glowing commendations and there were many calls for an outside investigation into the potential problem and not to accept the cover-up.

 

Then there have been the reactions from the Jewish communities throughout Europe. Recent polling and surveys have revealed that as many as forty-percent of British Jews are seriously considering departing as their lives have been threatened or other forms of intimidation and threats including their fear of anti-Jewish terrorism. Many are eying the United States but a majority has stated that Israel is amongst the nations they are considering or have already chosen. French Jews have become common in Israel with people hearing French spoken in areas of the Tel Aviv metropolitan region. The Jews who remain in France also are considering their potions due to the rampant anti-Semitism they have experienced. Britain and France have the two largest Jewish communities in Europe, so what they decide is important, is becoming influential and can sway the decision by Jews in other countries. A survey conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights at the end of last year found forty-percent of European Jews have considered leaving their home countries over the past five years because of rising anti-Semitism. This figure very much is reflective of the trend in both France and Britain.

 

Members of the Jewish community protest against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Members of the Jewish community protest against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

 

What is even more frightening is the trending decrease in the Jewish population in Europe since the end of the Second World War and with it, the decline in the percentage of Jews residing in the continent (see graphs below). Since the end of the war in 1945, the number of Jews in Europe has dropped by over sixty-three-percent, a drastic reduction by any calculation and it might be ready to shrink even faster. The Arab world divorced themselves largely of their Jews in the decade of the fifties after the end of the 1948-9 war with Israel conducted by six Arab armies and a number of militias and support from other Arab nations. Partly, this exodus of Jews from Europe has aided Israeli population growth. And it is not just Europe where Jews have been departing in great numbers. The Jews in South Africa are departing reportedly due to high crime rates, anti-white animus and the accompanying anti-Semitism which has also been on the rise. On November 21, 1984, Israel began Operation Moses, a seven-week clandestine mission to bring more than 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But this was not to be the final chapter in the return of the Ethiopian Jews. May 24-25, 1991, almost the entire Jewish Ethiopian community was repatriated to Israel in an incredibly complex operation, and the largest air-train in the history of Israel called Operation Solomon. There has also been the return of the Jews from India who have been welcomed home. The rise in anti-Semitism in the world will serve to increase the rate at which Jews return to their homeland from the Diaspora. But that begs the question of where Israel will place everyone should the population due to immigration triple.

 

Loss of European Jews Since End of World War II

Loss of European Jews Since End of World War II

 

The answer to the question is that we have a large expanse which is not very populated, we call it the Negev. Yes, it is supposedly a desert. We are Israel and will make even the Negev bloom. Install three or four more desalinization plants and a nuclear reactor or two generating electricity and we will be good to go. One fact which bears remembering, the main number of Jews outside of Israel are in the United States. While the United States was once the nation with the largest number of Jews, about a decade ago that was no longer a valid claim as the Jewish population in Israel surpassed that of the United States. The reality in the United States is that many Jewish communities will be all but a memory within twenty years or soon thereafter. This is due to the Jews leaving the faith and becoming Secular Humanists. These are Jews who are finding their identity within politics and their fellow travelers. Most of these Jews are far left and basically a product of the best indoctrination money can buy, and that indoctrination never comes cheaply. They have entered and graduated college, possibly with a higher degree or even a doctorate, but as long as their degree is in the social sciences, their education was more than likely a thorough brainwashing from which many will never recover. That is the state of higher education in many fields and too many schools where part of the curriculum is learning to hate Israel and for many also how to be suspect that the Jew next to you may be an Israeli spy. Well, it may not be all completely gone beyond the cusp and fallen into the abyss, but in far too many high profile schools, there exists an undertow of anti-Israelism and a breeding for anti-Semitism on campus. This may result in some Jews rediscovering that they are Jewish while others will distance themselves as far from Israel and will become some of the most rabid pro-Palestinians on campus as they go to any extreme to prove they are part of the in-crowd. How this will end is still to be determined, but in all honesty, it does not look like there will be a happy ending to this story. The United States was behind Europe in this race to extinction, but it appears that they are catching up and doing so with a vengeance. So, once again the world is racing to figure out what to do with the Jew. Thank Hashem for Israel and this permits the Jews to have an escape plan, something we have lacked for close if not over two-thousand years. If for no other reason, Israel is needed for that day when the world decides that the Jew must be driven from before them, this time they have a place of refuge. Perhaps this is the purpose of the rise in anti-Semitism, to drive every Jew to either leave their religion and family (Jews are both family and coreligionists) or to return to their ancestral home and learn how good it can be to be a Jew residing in Israel.

 

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March 15, 2019

The Arab Compromise to the Conflict

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In early September of 1967, after the Arab defeat in the Six Day War, the Arab League released their Khartoum Resolution which could be boiled down to its central concept, the Three No’s; No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, No negotiations with Israel. This was after Egyptian, Syrian, Jordanian and other Arab news reports had claimed their offensive against Israel was a huge success and they would have taken Tel Aviv if only the world had not forced them to pull back. The reality was something entirely different as Israel had defeated the Arab armies on every front. Against the Egyptians, the Israelis had liberated Gaza, which Egypt had illegally held since the 1948-9 Arab War to eliminate Israel as well as taking control of the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula. Against the Jordanians, the Israelis liberated eastern Jerusalem including the Old City and Temple Mount along with the areas of Judea and Samaria, which Jordan had held illegally and moved thousands of Jordanians into the region to Arabize it and they called it the West Bank as that sounded far less Jewish than Judea and Samaria. Against Syria, Israel took control of the Golan Heights bringing an end to the constant harassment using sniper fire, artillery and rockets fired into the Israeli towns, kibbutzim and farm lands which the Golan Heights overlooked. Once more, in October of 1973 the Arab nations of Egypt and Syria attempted once again to destroy the Jewish State and after initial gains were routed once again with only the world demands preventing Israel from taking Damascus, Cairo and Alexandria. By the end of the Yom Kippur War, the borders returned to the armistice lines established after the Six Day War, (see map below).

 

Six Day War Beginning and Resulting Positions from June 5, 1967 to June 10, 1967

Six Day War Beginning and Resulting Positions from June 5, 1967 to June 10, 1967

 

These were the results of the first three wars the Arab world waged against Israel. Israel, in the 1948-9 was often called the winner simply because she was not destroyed. The world likes to refer to this as the Israeli War of Independence. The reality was that when Israel announced their independence, which was recognized by most of the world on May 15, 1948 (Israel announced their independence as of sunset of May 14, 1948 as Israeli day begins at sunset of the evening before and not at midnight. This war was predicted so succinctly by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League at that time who stated, “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.” It turns out that he was slightly overly-optimistic about their success. Israel was not supposed to have been capable of withstanding an assault by six Arab Armies bolstered by numerous militias. Still, Israel lost Gaza to Egypt and the greater parts of Judea and Samaria to the Jordanians. It actually took a daring assault in the final hours for Israel to have been enabled to retain Western regions of Jerusalem and a roadway connecting the area to the main body of the remainder of Israel. During all of these wars, there was absolutely no nation called Palestine and previous to this, the term Palestinian was most often used to describe the Jews. The Arabs were referred to as Arabs or as Jordanian, Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi, Saudi or whatever Arab nations their names indicated. It was before this war that the Mufti of Jerusalem announced that all Arabs should leave the regions where the Jews were so the invading Arab armies could simply slaughter everyone they would come across. There were over half a million Arabs who responded and fled to behind the Arab armies. After their failure to destroy Israel and kill every Jew, the Arabs immediately placed these Arabs, and any others who had fled to their side during the fighting, into camps and have held them there along with their progeny demanding that they be repatriated into Israel using this as a different means of destroying the Jewish State. These are the Palestinian refugees which there is so much arguing over their having been dispossessed. We discussed this in greater depth in our article “Israel Never Placed a Single Arab in a Refugee Camp.” These Arabs are the unfortunate victims of a society which refuses to admit the right of the Jews to their own nation in their ancestral homelands. The reason the Arabs provide is simple, once lands have been ruled by Islam, they must never be permitted to fall or return to any other rule. With Israel, this becomes a double problem for them as they regard Jews to be inferior and incapable of self-rule and as a people, if they ever recognize Jews as actual people, requiring the kind hand of Islamic rule. That kind hand of Islamic rule deported over eight-hundred-thousand Jews from their lands between 1950 and around 1960. The vast majority of these Jews had no place to go as Europe and the remainder of the Western World refused to allow them to immigrate into their countries just as the world had closed their doors to the Jews during World War II leaving them at the mercies of the Shoah. Where does everyone think these Jews went? Well, listening to the youth on Western College campuses, they claim that Israel was made up of only Jews from Europe and they will refuse to believe the truth, that half of the Israeli population came from the Middle East, North Africa and other places around the world completely away from the Western World. When anti-Semites claim that the Jews can simply return to their nations of origin, well, two things, first is Israel is our nation of origin and second, half came from countries who would murder them as soon as they attempted to return as they are parts of the Islamic Arab world.

 

Why is it that when people challenge the right of the nation of Israel to exist, it is referred to as anti-Semitism. That is actually more easily explained than accepted. The reality is that if the only nation one claims has no right for self determination is the only Jewish nation and no other nation is decried the right to exist, then you are making your accusation based on a single point, that Israel is the home of the Jewish People. When one claims that if a Jew supports Israel, then they are guilty of dual-loyalties and one does not make the same claim against Japanese, Germans, Australians, Russians, Chinese and the rest of the world, then you are making your denial of equal rights about the Jews. There are a number of means for testing if the claim you are going to make about Israel is anti-Semitic or true criticism, simply replace Israel and Israeli with any other groups or minority. Change Israel to gay or lesbian or Hispanic and if it then sounds sexist or racist, then your attack on Israel or Israelis is probably more anti-Semitic than true criticism. Then there are the claims which are simply ridiculous if one were to go so far as to honestly think what their saying through. One obvious accusation is that the Israelis use the IDF to murder Palestinians whenever they have an opportunity. If this statement were true, does anybody honestly believe there would still be a conflict and Palestinians left to protest and carry out terror strikes? Another was the claim that Israel was to be held responsible for the Honor Killings in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority regions which Israel allows the Arab relative to full autonomy and Israel does not enforce laws or even enter the regions under semi-autonomous Arab rule. The picture below shows a sign placed at the entrance to the Palestinian Arab semiautonomous region in Judea and Samaria and it is quite strict and accurate in the warnings. There are no similar signs for the Arabs entering Israel though they are often required to pass through a checkpoint, something quite ordinary when entering a foreign nation as the Palestinian Arabs are not Israeli citizens.

 

Sign Warning Israelis it is Illegal to Enter Arab Region for Safety Reasons

Sign Warning Israelis it is Illegal to Enter Arab Region for Safety Reasons

 

The continuing rise of anti-Semitism around the globe will never lead to a resolution of the Arab Israeli Conflict. The first thing one need understand is that Israel has accepted any number of solutions which the Arabs have rejected. Israel accepted the original plan by the United Nations General Assembly, against the promises of Article 80 of the UN Charter, to divide the lands west of the Jordan River evenly which the Arab League rejected opting for the 1948-9 war to annihilate Israel and her Jews. Israel has accepted a series of offers all of which were turned down by the Arabs and immediately followed with an Intifada or increased terrorist bombings. The problem goes back to the Khartoum Resolution and the fact that the Arabs will only accept a solution where the Jews do not rule themselves, Israel is erased, and they get to decide what the eventual result will be for the Israeli Jews and other non-Islamic minorities. As for what would be done with the Jews, we need look no further than to what Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League predicted would be the result when the Arabs defeated the Jews in 1948, something which blessedly did not happen as the Israelis, though losing land, remained viable though precariously close to indefensible. Further, the reason the world insists that Israel recognize an Arab state cut from the heart of her lands is because all the lands west of the Jordan River belong to Israel under international law and unless Israel releases claim to the lands, there is no other means of taking away these lands. The Arabs know the laws as they signed onto these agreements after World War I and the defeat of Germany, Austrian-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire by the allied powers. The claim that only the Arab lands had new boundaries is another lie as Germany lost lands to form Poland, Austrian Hungarian Empire was torn into numerous smaller nations, and the maps of Eastern Europe looked very different after the peace was reached (see map below). Many of the claims against Israel depend on the modern lack of knowledge of history, especially history which goes back before six-weeks ago, or so it seems with many of those who protest Israel and their lack of knowledge of the history, the Mandate System, World War I and the resultant changes made in the world. Many of today’s youth could not tell you within ten years when World War II ended, let alone World War I.

 

German Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire Before WWI and After WWI

German Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire Before WWI and After WWI

 

Between the lack of historical knowledge and the heavy propaganda the Arab world, financed with petro-dollars, wages against Israel, it is no wonder why Israel is on the losing end world opinion. When one throws in anti-Semitism and the predilection to finding fault with the Jews and automatically siding with those who oppose the Jews and you have a near perfect storm. The one catch is that the Jews have outlasted every empire which has attempted to destroy us over the last four-thousand years. The Arabs claim that they will outwait the Jews because they are a desert people and have patience. The Jews are one of the first desert people and we waited longer than Islam had been in existence to return to our ancestral homelands and we are not leaving, ever. The Jews are probably the only peoples on the planet who can claim to having patience equal if not longer than that of the Chinese, Indians or Japanese or any other group known for longevity. Then there are those who claim where is our deed to these lands, and the answer is it is in the Torah, the Five Books of Moses, and our claim predates the Arab people emerging from the Arabian Peninsula, and that says something there. The Jews had established their homeland of Israel while the Arabs were still idolaters living in the Arabian Peninsula. In closing, all we wish to add is that Israel has returned and Israel will remain and will not fall again, ever. Or, to put it succinctly, Am Yisroel Chai!

 

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