Beyond the Cusp

August 30, 2018

Israel Negotiations with Islam Fruitless

 

President Trump believes that by substituting the nation of Jordan for the Palestinian Authority (originally the PLO terror organization led by Yassir Arafat) as the coming solution known euphemistically as “The Deal of the Century” also known as President Trump’s grand solution, it will bring peace. We may remember that during the campaigns, both the primaries and the Presidential elections hearing candidate Trump making the grand claim the he would be the man who would solve the Arab-Israeli Conflict. We thought he was being presumptuous then and we think his idea of using Jordan is an equally grand pipe dream. Israel made peace with Jordan under their former King, Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: الحسين بن طلال) back in 1994 and back then Jordan released their claims to the Shomron (a.k.a. West Bank) which Jordan had illegally annexed in around 1951 after having taken it during the 1948-9 War of Intent to Eradicate the Nascent Jewish Aberration (a.k.a. Israel’s War of Independence). Interestingly, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon and the remainder of Arab militias and national contingents attacking Israel the morning of her birth had this strange concept. They all believed that the lines drawn on the proposal from the United Nations General Assembly contained in UNGA Resolution 181 were the defined front lines dividing the Arab world from the Zionist Entity. International Law believed, immediately after the Arab League refused the offer under UNGA Res. 181 voiding the entire offer making it as if it never had existed, believed the border of Israel in the east was the Jordan River. This means that according to International Law, the border for the Jewish State of Israel at the crack of dawn of May 15, 1948 included all of the Shomron and all of the Gaza Strip as it was called back in the day as their basis was the British Mandate borders (see map below). The war’s Arab intent was best described by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League as follows: “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” Obviously, as Israel still exists, something went terrible wrong with the Arab plans.

 

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

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

 

The result of this war, Egypt had control of the Gaza Strip and Jordan had control of the Shomron. Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip but never annexed the region nor provided the Arabs residing within Egyptian citizenship and left them as people with no actual country but as a protectorate of Egypt. Jordan, on the other hand, did annex the Shomron and renamed it West Bank, as the name Shomron was far too Jewish. They also extended full citizenship to all the occupants within and permitted free movement between the two sides of the Jordan River. Jordan even went further and gave many prominent Jordanians deeds to lands which had belonged to the Jews who had been dispossessed and forced from these now Arab lands. Further, the Jordanians also forced numerous thousands of their own citizens into the West Bank in order to cement their claims, almost tripling the number of residents. Only the British and Pakistanis recognized the Jordanian annexation of the Shomron while the rest of the world, including the Arab League, all refused to recognize the Jordanian move. This is an illegal act under International Law as the lands west of the Jordan River were gained as a result of an offensive war against Israel. Their claim was that the border was not the Jordan River but the result of UNGA Res. 181, but as we explained, the Arab League’s rejection of this resolution voided it and it has no legal standing. Yet time and again, the Arab World will pull out the map showing the planned borders of that resolution and demand that it be enforced as now they fully accept it and thus it is revived from its posthumous state. Fortunately, the enforcers of International Law, the World Court System, recognize UNGA Res. 181 as merely the vitrified remains of a proposal which was sunk by the Arab League’s rejection as do the Arabs which is why they have never challenged the legal borders of Israel, as they know the result will be the Jordan River.

 

When Israel and Jordan reached their agreement, just like Egypt surrendered their illegally held Gaza Strip, Jordan surrendered their illegally held Shomron. Then afterwards they made a grand announcement that their surrender of the West Bank had been to the PLO and not to Israel after Yasser Arafat threw a fit. Now we need take a look at the PLO which was formed in 1964 and not as a result of the Six Day War as the propaganda of its mythological beginnings likes to claim. The PLO was the brainchild of the KGB who assigned two of the top spots to their protégés, Yassir Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, who both came from their training in Moscow. The KGB worked with the Arab League and a number of Arab nations and this was the beginning of the Palestinian Arabs. Previous, when referring to the Palestinians, one was referring to the Jews, as the Arabs were known as Egyptians, Syrians, Iraqis, Jordanians, and Saudi Arabians, or simply as Arabs. The KGB had planned well as they now used the fact that there existed a history of the Palestinians in the land which was the history of the Jewish residents under the British Mandate. By repetition they adopted the entirety of the Jewish history which called the Jews Palestinians and now they simply claimed that it meant Arab and the Jews were never in the lands until after World War II, a complete and total fabrication, but claiming the Jews came from Europe after the Holocaust and the world run by the British and Americans planted their unwanted Jewish refugees from the camps in the middle of Arab lands in order to destroy all the Arab lands. Never mind the 1917 Balfour Declaration, the 1920 San Remo Conference, the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres, the 1922 League of Nations Mandate System, and Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which made the United Nations responsible for enforcing the Mandate System exactly as applied when enacted by the League of Nations. All of these items came well before World War II and were mostly as an action where the European victors of World War I were seeking how to distribute the lands that they had won without actually taking the lands. There were also treaties which completely restructured Eastern Europe cutting up the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) were not the sole places which were altered as a result of the end of World War I and one of the main concepts behind these restructurings of borders was to return lands to their original existing indigenous peoples.

 

There were some exceptions such as the Kurdish People had been promised they were to receive lands in northern regions of Iraq but the finds of sizable oil fields in the Mosul region and a favorable agreement between Getty and the King of Iraq led to Britain simply granting Iraq rule over the Kurdish regions and the Kurds were cheated by the British out of their own promised homeland. When the Kurds recently took a vote and over 90% of their people demanded they declare independence, the United States threatened they could not support such a move with military aid as it was inconvenient at this time according to the United States State Department. Israel had backed Kurdish independence and told them that they would regret not taking this opportunity. Somebody should have also told them that the State Department is not the department which controls weapons sales and providing people protection, that is the Department of Defense. Since their choosing not to declare independence the Kurdish People have been under constant assaults by Iraqi and Iranian forces in northern Iraq and sweeping Turkish attempts at a genocide in northern Syria. The Kurds and the World will regret not granting the Kurds their required needs to make a free and democratic nation in the heart of the Middle East.

 

Now we are hearing that President Trump is about to make one intelligent move and one far less so. The first is going to be announce that the United States rejects Palestinian ‘Right of Return’ and puts a shot through the heart of UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). What the State Department recently found was that the numbers of actual refugees, who remain of their original populations, not including their five or more million offspring since 1948, is estimated to be in the low tens of thousands. The United States claims these refugees should be placed within the Department of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees which should address the situation as per the same rules as for all refugees, honest and real and not manufactured refugees, the problem will be completed within five years. This is the first time anybody has dared to claim that the Palestinian Arabs as normal people and not as the most privileged individuals who are so far and away more important than anybody else and even beyond imagination. Still, Jordan as a replacement will produce difficulties, so now let us get down to the real business.

 

The first and very important item is that, as aforementioned, Jordan and Israel reached a peace treaty back in 1994 and in that peace Jordan released their claim to the Shomron. Former Jordanian ambassador Walid has presumably resurrected Jordan’s long-dormant claims to sovereignty in the disputed territories that completely undermine those of the PLO which was presumably inferred in this following statement:

“First of all, the unity of the West Bank with the East Bank was officially and constitutionally adopted on 24 of April 1950. No one disputes this fact. The Constitution of the country at the time was the 1952 Constitution, which stipulated in no uncertain terms that no part of the Kingdom shall be ceded, period. This provision makes the 1988 decision to cut off all legal and administrative relations between the two banks stopping short of ceding the West Bank to any side whatsoever. Any other interpretation of the 1988 political decision is absolutely untenable constitutionally.”

The first disputed statement was his claim that, “No one disputes this fact.” In reference to his statement that, “West Bank with the East Bank was officially and constitutionally adopted on 24 of April 1950.” Only, as previously stated, Pakistan and Britain recognized the Jordanian claim to the Shomron, even as the West Bank, as the world either had ulterior motives, such as the Arab League and Arab nations, or were aware of the invalid claim of annexing lands conquered in the Arab World’s offensive war of 1948-9. The entireties of the Palestinian Arab assertions are for a singular purpose, to destroy the entirety of the Jewish State. The original charter of the PLO laid absolutely no claim to the Shomron claiming that as it was part of Jordan and already in the hands of Islam, they had no problems with that situation, instead they laid claim to the entirety of Israel. Furthermore, the PLO charter did not claim they desired a Palestinian State and made no mentions of Palestine except that this was the lands in which Israel resided. Their intent was to turn all of the lands of Israel over to Jordan once they had eliminated the Zionist presence. It was not until after the Six Day War in June of 1967 that the PLO laid claim for liberating not only the original lands of Israel but also the Shomron. Their intent was still to claim these lands for existing Arab nations.

 

It was in 1993 with the Oslo Accords that the idea was broached to the PLO demanding their state of Palestine in the regions of the Shomron and Gaza for the state of Palestine. This concept was very likely suggested by Terje Larsen, a Norwegian sociologist, and Yossi Beilin, a member of Israel’s Labor Party during the earliest and secret negotiations carried out without the knowledge of the Israeli Knesset and only to select extreme left politicians one of which was Simon Peres. The Israeli government was quite shocked when the signing was brought to the Knesset as a complete deal backed by the United States State Department, the European Union, and numerous European leftists with a heavy representation from the Norwegians who provided the secret meetings in the earlier negotiations. We have often mentioned the European desire to find a means of destroying Israel and forcing the Jewish People back into the subservient position they once held where they lived and died on the whims of Christian and Islamic rulers. The concept of armed and proud Jews is an unimaginable and frightful presence to these paranoid delusionals. One of the claims is that Israel poses a threat to the world and especially the Europeans and Islamic worlds with its central location (see map). The paranoia and over-hyping of the presence of Israel and it presumably being the largest and most threatening nation on the Earth is beyond fantasy and well into the ludicrous. This effort by President Trump could be the final and last gasp of the entire Palestinian indigenous people and ancient nation of Palestine hoax.

 

Israel Compared to Europe and the Islamic World is Really Such a Threat?

Israel Compared to Europe and the Islamic World
is Really Such a Threat?

 

The Palestinian drive to destroy Israel has reached a point where the world is getting completely fed up with the rejectionism of every deal no matter how generous. Ehud Barak even went to the point that he offered over 90% of the Shomron and even included East Jerusalem which was meeting everything which Yassir Arafat had told President Clinton was acceptable and would bring peace. Arafat stomped out the next morning rushing past everyone including the media and out the door, into his limo and straight to the airport and back to Jordan where he then returned to his office and began the implementation of the Second Intifada which he unleashed in the fall of 2000. Ehud Olmert made a similar offer to Mahmoud Abbas which was refused without offering any counter deal. It has become more than plainly obvious that the only deal the Arabs will agree to make is the complete removal of Israel from the map. The Khartoum Resolution of September 1967 where the “Three No’s” were agreed upon, “No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, No negotiations with Israel,” defined all dealings with Israel and the Jordanian peace was used to insert the Palestinian plan for Israeli destruction. This concept was simple where the idea was to change the appearance from Israel against the entirety of the Arab World to the Palestinian against the superpower Israel. It worked better than they could have ever hoped, for a while until it all started falling apart. The aggressive hatred of Trump which has been overly obvious and expressed in no uncertain words by Mahmoud Abbas and Saab Erekat and the Palestinian Authority’s absolute and complete rejection of United Stated mediation has bought them real problems. Their position has been lain bare showing that their only peace with Israel is an Israeli grave, and that means the entirety of the Israeli non-Islamic populations. This has bought them being circumvented by President Trump who has now rested his hopes on Jordan.

 

Initially, the Jordanians rejected replacing the Palestinian Authority in negotiations, telling President Trump’s representatives that they could not in good conscience represent the Palestinians as only the Palestinian Authority was capable of being their true representatives. President Trump then sought out Egypt and Saudi Arabia and both initially sounded much more promising. Following statements by both nations then revealed that they would not agree to anything which was less than exactly what Mahmoud Abbas wished for. All of these games could not have set well with Trump as he is more of a straight forward, tell me the reality and do not play games about it. There is no way we can know what President Trump used to change the minds of the leaders and King of Jordan. Whatever he used, it will not avail him in the end, as Jordanian leaders and even the King of Jordan are answerable to the Arab League and other higher institutions all of which will only accept the end of Israel as the Jewish State. We hope for their sake they do not tell President Trump that the Jews need to return to the nations from whence they or their families originally resided. This should go over well as President Trump is aware that half of the Israeli population originated in the Arab world and that Israel absorbed 850,000 Jewish refugees who were ejected from their homes in nations within MENA and many of these families have resided in these lands for generations many for over two thousand years. This was due to the Roman dispersion of the Jews around the year 135 A.D. which included all of the Middle East and Northern Africa. We would love for there to be peace and have suggested that the Palestinians could be given the opportunity to reside within Israel as resident aliens by signing a non-belligerence statement and also have the option to be well reimbursed for their properties and an additional relocation bonus for signing a non-return statement. What should be done about those who refuse both offers? They would need to be treated as belligerents which might prove to be a very unwise choice. Belligerents would simply be granted three times to choose one or the other and if they persist in complete refusal and continue to claim that their only acceptable end to their violence would be the end of Israel, well, they would be invited in a very strong and persistent manner to leave. Should they turn to violence, well, violence begets violence. The only end to this problem which is a war by other means is for one side to be able to declare victory. Israel needs to declare victory and give the Palestinians their choice as to how they wish to be treated. It must be made clear that this is a final situation and there will be no further debate or negotiations, Israel is simply declaring victory. First, let us see how well President Trump and his efforts prove to be. Should they fail, and they most likely will, then Israel must declare victory and end the charade of a Palestinian Arab People whose nation was conquered by Israel. The lands they claim were Palestine were Gaza which was held by Egypt and the Shomron which was illegally claimed by Jordan. There was no Palestine at the time of any of the Arab-Israeli Wars, not in 1948-9, not in 1967 and not in 1973. That is the reality and it is time to apply reality.

 

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August 23, 2018

Jordanian and Israeli Negotiations Will Fail

 

The presumed upcoming negotiations to redraw the lines between Jordan and Israel splitting up the former West Bank which Israel liberated from illegal Jordanian occupation during the Six Day War when Jordan entered the war, despite Israel pleading for them to remain neutral, almost a day after the actual conflict part of the war had started, resulted in their loss of the regions west of the Jordan River. Technically, this land reverting to Israel control should have been the end of the matter. The Arabs residing there with Jordanian citizenship, which was all of them, should have been repatriated into Jordan and everything ended and solved. The world saw things differently; Israel must not be permitted to be victorious and the laws of nations where a nation which gains lands in a defensive war, which the war with Jordan most definitely fits the definition, may retain such lands and even more-so when retaining such regions provides a natural defensive barrier which the Jordan Valley most definitely meets as a requirement. This becomes even more valid when one also takes into consideration that the original border proposed by the British and presumably enforceable under International Law between the Jewish State and the Arab State (Jordan) was to be the Jordan River. Read the San Remo Conference, then the League of Nations Mandate and the Churchill White Papers, which guaranteed the border as the Jordan River. All of this has nothing to do with why the negotiations between Jordan and Israel will fail, if they even are to be permitted in the first place.

 

President Trump has this huge Western societal blind spot when it comes to Islam and, particularly, the Arab forms of Islam which unfortunately includes Iran despite the Persian population’s desire to be excluded from their current society and desire in large part to return to their former religion of Zoroastrianism. President Trump is deeply versed in the Western ideal of The Art of the Deal, if you will pardon the unavoidable use of his book title. He has no idea about the Arabian and Islamic concept that the world is divided into two spheres, Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harab, the world of Islam which lives in peace as it has been perfected and the world of war which has yet to have been forced to submit to the superiority of Islam and requires being conquered. This results in their believing that Islam is superior in all ways including the regions of ideas, science, thought and especially warfare. Further, they believe that Allah would never permit any lands that had once fallen to Islam to ever be ruled by any leadership which is not Islamic in nature. Even diving deeper, the Jews are cast in the Quran as inferior beings who are, at best, hardly truly human and are to be hunted and destroyed by Islam as it is the will of Allah. These ideas are found in greater variants and extreme hate in the Medina verses of the Quran which have abrogated anything sweet and loving which may have been found in the Mecca Quran which was written earlier. An introduction to the contrast between the Mecca and Medina Quranic Verses can be read at the link with numerous further readings included in many of the comments. One fairly well-known verse of condemnation of the Jews is included in the Hamas Charter which goes, “The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: ‘O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.” All of what Islam stands behind is completely abrogated by the existence of Israel, and as such, Israel must be completely and utterly destroyed of its Jewish influence and the Jews killed or completely subjugated. This is why peace is completely out of the question and thus none of the Arab nations are permitted under the Arab League to make peace with Israel. Egypt was suspended from the Arab League from 1979 through 1989 due to their making a peace with Israel.

 

This leads people to ask if the Arab League has altered their hateful positions concerning Israel as they did not expel or suspend Jordan for making peace with Israel and permitted Egypt to return as a member. The answer is a definitive no. They altered their means for the destruction of Israel as they realized that pitting Israel against the entirety of the Arab World made Israel David and the Arab World as Goliath and thus Israel was too easily seen sympathetically. Thus, when Jordan made their peace with Israel, they relegated their illegally possessed lands west of the Jordan River to Israel. They then claimed they released their claims only to the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian claims changed from claiming all the lands west of the Jordan except the region possessed by Jordan to demanding a state in the lands formerly held by Jordan. This slowly morphed into Israel conquered the lands possessed by Jordan actually from a state called Palestine, a complete and total mythical imaginative place clearly made of pure political cloth. Through this transformation, the Arab World supported the Palestinian cause with funding and weapons along with great amounts of propagandized fabricated untruths. Their propaganda resulted in today many people echoing the fallacy that Israel actually conquered the nation of Palestine which existed in the regions of the Shomron and Gaza, the two regions illegally held by Jordan and Egypt from 1948 through to the June 1967 Six Day War when Israel liberated these regions which were legally set aside by the League of Nations Mandate system which was later taken on for enforcement by the United Nations through Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Suddenly, Israel became Goliath and the Palestinians were the new David. The Arab League began a boycott of Israel enforced on every member nation. This boycott of Israel became through propagandized inventions to the current BDS Movement used to attempt and force nations and companies to join the formerly purely Arab boycott of Israel.

 

Israeli and Jordanian Flags

Israeli and Jordanian Flags

 

Back to the presumed coming negotiations which will be held between Israel and Jordan where their borders will be redrawn once more with Jordan taking political and security control of the Palestinian Arab regions in the Shomron with Israel presumably being allowed to retain some of the Shomron region and this will bring peace. How such could occur will be based upon the recent op-ed article in the Jordan Times on August 12, 2018 by retired Jordanian Ambassador and former editor of the Jordan Times, Walid Sadi, stating, “First of all, the unity of the West Bank with the East Bank was officially and constitutionally adopted on 24 of April 1950. No one disputes this fact. The Constitution of the country at the time was the 1952 Constitution, which stipulated in no uncertain terms that no part of the Kingdom shall be ceded, period. This provision makes the 1988 decision to cut off all legal and administrative relations between the two banks stopping short of ceding the West Bank to any side whatsoever. Any other interpretation of the 1988 political decision is absolutely untenable constitutionally.” Simplified, Jordan is now claiming that the lands of the Shomron which they renamed the West Bank still is legally claimed by Jordan and could not have been ceded to Israel or even the Palestinian Authority and thus still belongs to Jordan legally as far as the Jordanian government and their King are concerned.

 

With this established, or at least placed into the mix, this makes it now possible to have Israel and Jordan negotiate peace with no need to include the Palestinian Authority who have already stated in no uncertain terms that they refuse any negotiations which include the Trump administration or the United States, as the United States because of President Trump cannot be trusted as a neutral arbiter. President Trump has taken them at their word and has now attempted to include Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in place of the Palestinian Authority and thus allow for a final peace agreement to be molded. Initially, Jordan refused to enter into these negotiations demanding that President Trump take whatever necessary steps to placate Mahmoud Abbas, Saab Erekat, and the rest of the Palestinian Authority polity in order to reach an honest peace. Egypt and Saudi Arabia both stated they were willing to work with Israel in order to establish an honest peace providing the terms were satisfactory with the demands made by Mahmoud Abbas, Saab Erekat, and the Palestinian Authority polity. Translated, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are willing to be just as implacable as the Palestinian Authority. They were actually stating the proper and honest position of the Arab and Islamic worlds when it comes to peace with Israel, namely that they will accept any peace in which the Jews no longer are permitted to have power or hold political positions or any power. Egypt and Saudi Arabia both stated that the refugee situation would need to be dealt with adequately and to the satisfaction of the refugees. That is code for flooding Israel with five to eight million Arab Muslims refugees who have been taught to hate Jews to the point that they would instantly start murdering the Jews upon arrival within Israel, which is the sole solution which is considered acceptable despite the impracticality.

 

Obviously, President Trump has utilized threatened adjustments in the carrots and sticks promising to remove one and replace it with the other to bring the Jordanian leadership, King Abdullah II at the foremost, to negotiate with Israel and accept his initial plan. This does not in any way mean that such negotiations will proceed within any projected path expected by President Trump. The Jordanian representatives will very likely have some preceding demands for Israel to provide proof of their honest willingness for peace by giving up some concessions which the Jordanians will demand are necessary before anything else can begin. We predict that they will include but not be limited to their retaining complete control over the Temple Mount, Cave of the Patriarchs and other Jewish holy sites which they will claim are actually Islamic holy sites, demand continuity over the areas which they will retain, their capital city of the province as East Jerusalem, and very likely that the initial position be recognized that all of the contested lands actually and truly are property which belongs to Jordan, that anything Israel may receive will be because Jordan is willing to cede these territories and all lands under Jordanian control must be made Judenrein. These demands are actually a disguise of the exact determination they desire as the final peace and by having Israel agree to these as the initial positions, then all Jordan need is refuse every proposal and then at the end cash in these concessions and they will have regained all the lands they had lost in 1967 and can then resume shooting at Jews from East Jerusalem and any of the hilltops in the Shomron and things will return to the horrors of 1948 through 1967 when Israel liberated these lands. One can only pray that President Trump will flatly refuse to pressure Israel to make any of these concessions and in reality, Israel should take certain steps as soon as it appears that such negotiations are to be coming in the near future.

 

The very first thing that Israel must do is to eject the Jordanian Waqf which has slowly strangled out the rights which Jews and other non-Muslims used to have over time. Jews, Christians and anybody else were permitted to pray and freely enter and enjoy the Temple Mount after 1967. Over time, the Waqf has imposed rules slowly ever accelerating their restrictions as they found the Israeli government complacent to these changes. We have written about this subject numerous times including Enforced Status Quo Equals Anti Jewish Status,   History of Jerusalem and Status Quo Incompatible,   Just Try to Understand the Problem,   Temple Mount Is Not and Never Has Been at Status-Quo,   Time to Climb the Temple Mount for All People,   Temple Mount Status-Quo Not so Static Though also Status-Quo is not holy; the Temple Mount is Holy.  As you can tell, the Temple Mount and the creeping Sharia disguised as the status-quo has been a hot topic issue with us. The main thing to remember is that the entirety of these actions were facilitated by the Palestinian Authority but only at the direction of the Jordanian Waqf which answers to the leading Imams in Jordan, the Jordanian leadership and is directly answerable and directed by King Abdullah II himself. This is also the exact leadership which will be directing their negotiating team and who will sit in judgement and decide if any plan will actually be accepted.

 

The one item which is of upmost importance is that there be no preconditions, no Israeli concession demands permitted, and at no time should Israel be forced to accept any Jordanian demand just to continue the negotiations. If any of these items is permitted and accepted by President Trump or attempted to be foist upon Israel, Israel must take a page out of the Arab playbook and simply walk out of the negotiations and then face whatever pressures will come from virtually every direction. Israel must insist that peace cannot equal suicide and Israel will not permit the world to force her to return to the pre-Six Day War boundaries known also as the Green Line. An Israeli return to the Green Line would guarantee a new Arab Israeli War which would be kicked off by a barrage of various sized rockets raining down upon the greater Tel Aviv metropolitan area resulting in horrific destruction and tens if not hundreds of thousands possibly even millions. The death toll after an hour of rockets with payloads from as small as ten kilograms to a couple kilotons of high explosives with the larger payloads targeting the towers in central Tel Aviv causing numerous collapses, would decimate Israel. These are fifty story plus tall buildings, dozens of them, collapsing each one with many thousands working inside daily. This would also destroy most of the Israeli power generation and grid, possibly break containment on a number of nuclear power plants, destroy Ben Gurion International Airport and hundreds of civil aircraft from numerous nations across the world. They could also do grave damage to a number of the military airfields and much of the communications grid within Israel crippling the Israeli military response and ability to call up reserves and coordinate military responses. Yet, the Green Line as a final border between Jordan and Israel will be exactly what Jordan will demand and might not even be the final demands they could insist upon. The deal breaker will be what it has always been, the five to eight million Palestinian Arab refugees who are descendants mostly of the original six-hundred-thousand Arabs who deserted Israel at the behest of the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini, the Islamic leader for the Third Reich, friend of the top Nazi brass, commander of two SS Battalions in the Balkans and was in Berlin making broadcasts to the Arab world demanding for the Arabs to join the Nazis and assist them in cleaning the world of Jews by murdering every Jew in the Arab world. We admit that some were also cast from within Israel by the IDF largely due to their assisting the Arabs by attacking IDF positions and supply lines or permitting Arab special commando units to hide in their villages and carry out raids behind the lines. Some few were innocents, which is one of those horrors of war which are all but unavoidable.

 

In conclusion, the initial meeting will be difficult as the Jordanians will most definitely demand that Israel make concession and accept certain preliminary truths from which the negotiations will begin. It is possible that President Trump will pressure Israel to accept these preconditions and possibly even make some of the concessions assuring Prime Minister Netanyahu that these are just to get the negotiations started and if the negotiations fail, then these concessions and accepting of certain preconditions will be voided. The truth, no matter what President Trump promises, once Israel makes any concessions and accepts any preconditions, they will be made permanent by the United Nations, the European Union, the Arab League, and probably 135 of the nations from the General Assembly. This apparent tidal wave backing the position that once Israel gave its word, no matter any idiotic promises from President Trump, they must become permanent because the nations will insist that with negotiations all concessions and accepted preconditions are a permanent set of principles. They will claim that there are no take backs once you leave the schoolyard playground and just because President Trump still believes in schoolyard rules does not mean that the rest of the world accepts such. Then come the condemnations of President Trump and Israel berating both until they collapse accepting the reality that Israel lost, boo-hoo.

 

When the eventual result of forcing Israel back to the Green Line, this will be the sole result that any Arab entity will accept if they are being generous. The other reality is any peace which the Arab world makes with Israel will not be a guarantee in any form that peace has been attained as long as there exists a Jewish State. The real and only final peace with Israel is the peace of the grave, simply because the Arabs believe that these lands were once Arab and Islamic so they must remain Arab and Islamic and if the Jews desire to reside in these lands, they are welcome to become Dhimmis living under Islamic rule for as long as the Arab masters are comfortable. Should the Arabs become uncomfortable with the Jews in their presence, they would be free to slaughter them and under Sharia such is perfectly legal. Isn’t it fun playing in the Arab and Islamic mind and so simply marvelous. We truly wish the Muslims who desire peace and acceptance of others had even the slightest chance of ever transforming Islam as Christianity transformed during the Reformation. We can hope, but the truth is that Islam had their reformation from which the concept of abrogation was adopted placing the Medina verses as superior to the Meccan verses, as we referred to above with a link giving an introductory explanation. These verses were far more violent and exclaimed the superiority of Islam over all other faiths and Sharia as the end set of rules for the entirety of the world which inevitably would fall to Islam and all would be subjugated surrendering to Allah. These verses also further made Allah as preferring Muslims and abjuring all others. This was the result of the first Islamic reformation which also places all followers of Islam to fit in one of three spheres. The holiest and highest sphere were those who took up Jihad and were the warriors who would conquer the world, the next circle were those who financed these wars of conquest and the final and lowest circle were those who assisted the Jihadists by hiding them, granting them shelter and providing the necessary needs of the moment while the Jihadists were preparing their attack. Any Muslim not placing themselves somewhere in support of Jihad were to be considered almost acting as seriously against true Islam as an apostate and were to be treated such that they would suffer similar fates.

 

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May 15, 2018

Today is Nakba Day, A Celebration of Failure

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One question which is commonly asked is what exactly is Nakba Day. The answer starts with the translation of the word Nakba (also spelled Naqba), which means Catastrophe. This begs what was the Nakba, what was the catastrophe. Well, that gets to be more complex than one might expect because there are a number of items on the list with many of them steeped in misconceptions, lies, storytelling, justifying horrific acts, and when explaining it to people innocent and completely uninformed, that is an opening for Taqiyya. To begin our discussion, please allow us to try and concoct a list of the catastrophes which are often attributed to Nakba Day. There is the biggest of the items on the list and probably the one that hurts the inner feelings of superiority that many in Islam believe their societies actually are. We are talking about the fact that after almost two years of open warfare, six Arab nations (Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Saudi Arabia) with some measure of assistance from a number of militias as well as troops from Yemen, Libya and the Sudan and planning assistance from British and German officers just out of World War II and the Zionist Entity, the Jewish State, Israel was still in existence and fighting back and even starting to get organized sufficiently that they had begun to advance and push the Arab armies back which led to the Jews opening a passage into Jerusalem. The Arabs were losing the war after pushing the Jews back to the coastal regions and out of most of the Judean Hills and now, the Jews were on the verge of a breakout. The Arab League and the leaders from the Arab world demanded that the world prevent the Jews advancing by forcing an end to the war.

 

The United Nations had drawn lines in General Assembly Resolution 181 in 1947 that called for the partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states (see map below), with the city of Jerusalem as a corpus separatum (Latin: “separate entity”) to be governed by a special international regime. This was not a binding resolution and only suggested a solution and would only apply if both the Israelis and the Arab League accepted the agreement unconditionally and immediately, it would be enacted, not reject it and then decide that it would be better for you fifty years later and then demand it be applied. The Israelis accepted the agreement but the Arab League refused it as impossible for them to agree as it still allowed for a Jewish State ruled by Jews and not the Jews to be ruled over by their Arab superiors. United Nations Resolution 194 allowed for refugees to return to their homes providing they agree to live in peace within the area where they would be located. This too was a sticking point as the Arab leadership swore to never allow the Jewish State to live in peace and this made the return of refugees difficult to impossible. Resolution 194 also established the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP) to mediate between the Arabs and Israelis and solve their differences. The Commission consisted of France, Turkey and the United States. The UNCCP convened a conference in Lausanne, Switzerland of the parties involved in the war where the Lausanne Protocol was produced. This conference simply attempted to force the borders as defined in UNGA Res 181 on Israel which would have forced her to forfeit territory and accept all Arab refugees claiming to have been expelled. Israel was coerced into signing but made reference that they did not accept the borders or the acceptance of the Arab refugees, as they doubted their acceptance of Israeli rule and believed them to be enemies of the State of Israel. This led to an interesting exchange between President Truman and Prime Minister Ben Gurion. President Harry S. Truman sent on May 28, 1949, a note to Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, expressing that he was “seriously disturbed” with the “excessive Israeli claims to further territory within Palestine” and its “rejection of the basic principles of the Resolution set forth by the GA on 11 December 1948.” The US position was that Israel should offer territorial compensation for any territory it had acquired outside the boundaries set forth in the UN resolution of November 29, 1947. The US warned that the Israeli attitude thus far at Lausanne “must inevitably lead to a rupture in those conversations” and further stated, “ that a rupture arising out of the rigid attitude of the Government of Israel would place a heavy responsibility upon that Government and people.” The US warned for a revision of its relation with Israel threatening a break and loss of support. Not backing down, when the US ambassador the next day handed over the telegram to Prime Minister Ben-Gurion, the Prime Minister reacted saying that United States and United Nations had been unable to enforce November 29 resolution and to prevent the Arab aggression. Ben-Gurion stated that Israel was not established on basis of the resolution but on its declaration of independence on the fifth of Iyar in the year 5708 as well as on that of successful war of defense. Because the Arab states refused to make peace, he regarded the refugees potential enemies of Israel. There would be no backing down by Israel on her stated positions placing the ball squarely in the American’s court. Meanwhile, the IDF was making gains on the field of battle and the Arabs were desperate to end the fighting before they lost any further ground, so Israel signed separate armistices with Egypt on February 24, 1949, Lebanon on March 23, 1949, Jordan on April 3, 1949, and Syria on July 20, 1949 with each demarcation line being the positions held by their respective militaries (see map below).

 

Boundaries as described in the United Nations Partition Plan and Armistice Demarcation Lines of 1949

Boundaries as described in the United Nations Partition Plan
and Armistice Demarcation Lines of 1949

 

The Arabs’ loss to the Jewish State was a deep wound in their pride and their leaders lost face. They quickly began to express how they had defeated the Jews who were saved by the United Nations and the imperialist European and American powers and even the Soviet Union had worked for the Jews. They told how the Jews manipulated the world against the Arab cause and with time, it became that the Arabs actually succeeded and had won a great victory holding out against the world which the Jews had on their side. The reality was quite a bit different as the telegram from President Truman depicted. The next part of the Nakba, the catastrophe, was the refugees. There were about half a million refugees after the war. The majority of these refugees had left willingly and the remainders were largely from Arab villages which fought as a fifth column behind the Israeli lines destroying supply convoys and attacking troops from behind or in transit. Whenever a village was used for an attack, the Israelis would force them across the line of fighting into the Arab side where they could fight honestly with their Arab allies if they so chose, but attacking Israeli forces in the rear areas were unacceptable. What is seldom mentioned is over the next decade and a half there were almost one-million Jewish refugees forced from their homes across the MENA nations under Arab control who came to Israel. These Jews were absorbed into the Israeli societal fabric as quickly as proved possible and they were never made into permanent refugees. The Arabs placed their brothers and sisters into camps making them permanent refugees and demanded there be a United Nations agency to care for their refugees and no other refugees. That was the beginning of UNRWA and the United Nations being co-opted into the Arab cause.

 

The Nakba even has stages where it became even worse. There was the Six Day War of 1967 in which Israel liberated Gaza from Egypt and the remainder of the Judean Hills, the Shomron from Jordan and captured the Golan Heights from Syria. Israel defended these gains in the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and even crossed the Suez Canal and were heading for Alexandria and Cairo while also coming down out of the Golan Heights and moving on Damascus. This was when the world, the Soviet Union and United States included along with the rest of the permanent members of the Security Council, Britain, France and China, ordered Israel to return to the initial lines from before the Arab attack and Israeli counterattack and defeat of the Arab forces. Here was another example of the United States, Europe, the Soviet Union and China all working to help Israel saving Israel from vicious Arab losses. Israel, apparently, cannot be permitted to gain a definitive victory against her enemies as that apparently is not permitted by the world at large, and the world is large and Israel very small, about the size of New Jersey. So many people seem to believe that Israel is too large and need give away land, large portions of land as they have so much, any more land and they might actually become as large as Vermont or maybe even the Hawaiian Islands.

 

The final chapter of the Nakba has been the fact that no matter what the Arabs have thrown at the Israelis, the Israelis appear mostly unruffled and simply react as needed and go on with being successful. Israeli success has really made many an Arab quite put out and aggravated to the point of steaming hatred. Here is the weird thing, the Israelis have done what they have largely without the assistance of the United States until after 1970 and with the main assistance coming in the initial stages of the Yom Kippur War when Israel was caught unprepared. Much of the Israeli equipment and assets were used up or destroyed early in the fighting and resupply was desperately required. Britain refused and France refused. Czechoslovakia was forbidden by the Soviet Union and Israel had to turn to the United States who had just begun to have friendly relations. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger advised President Nixon to slow walk any resupply and make the Israelis agree to return all lands to the Arab states. Israel and the State Department have had a long history of difficulties and the deep state in the State Department still would like to remove Israel as they see Israel as a problem they just would like to do without. President Nixon listened carefully to his Secretary of State and then called his Secretary of Defense and ordered him to have the resupply to Israel be given his highest priority and to get it accomplished yesterday. Then there did come a logistics problem. The United States was denied permission to land any resupply aircraft in Europe as Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, Greenland and Greece all refused to aid in the resupply of Israel. Europe was set on seeing the Jewish State be annihilated once and for all. One nation permitted the American airlift landing rights, Portugal was willing to help, so aircraft were dispatched to Lajes Field in the Azores Islands. Israel dodged a bullet, actually quite a few bullets. This was the beginning of the deeper friendship between the United States and Israel. Below is a graph depicting total United States aid to Israel by year which makes it quite obvious that Israel and the United States really were not great friends until the early 1970s.

 

United States Israel Aid (Military)

United States Israel Aid (Military)

 

The root problem and major cause of the Nakba is that Israel exists. If only the world would remove Israel from the map and rid the entire world of its Jews, well, then things would improve in relations between the Arab states and, actually, they would not change one iota. There would still be the Syrian, Libyan, Yemenis, and Iraqi Civil Wars. Iran would still be exporting terrorism except now without Israel it would be targeting Europe and the United States, especially the American military bases in the Middle East and Asia. Iran might even be making inroads into either Saudi Arabia or Turkey if not both. Perhaps Israel really is the cork in the bottle holding the djinn at bay. What was nice is Israel actually finally established her promised borders from the San Remo Conference, Treaty of Sèvres and the Mandate System which spawned the British Mandate (see map below). As you might note, the planned and promised eastern border of Israel is the Jordan River, not the Green Line, not the insane borders from UNGA Res 181 (the one the Arabs refused making it void from that point onward thus killing it for all time). There is a little secret which the world finds impossible to understand, and next we will let you in on it once again.

 

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

 

Israel does not have a Nakba Day but has something close, we have our remembrance of the Shoah, the death under the Nazi extermination and work camps of more than six million Jews, more than twelve million people including Roma, Polish, Christian Serbs, Clergy of all faiths, Russians and others of which many were innocents with the slaughter including women and children many of which were just murdered outright. That is the catastrophe we remember and we also mourn the fact that between sixty to eighty million human beings were lost in what was thus far the largest loss of human life in warfare. The next world war, if mankind is so foolish as to fight such a war, will count the dead in hundreds of millions and most will be civilian if the tendency between World War I and World War II continues (see graph below of military deaths to civilian deaths). Now please allow us to end this article being upbeat as a nice change from the above.

 

World War II Surpassed World War I Civilian Deaths Against Military Deaths

World War II Surpassed World War I
Civilian Deaths Against Military Deaths

 

Israel has a dream which it desires deeply. Israelis have this dream which they wish for the world because we are dreamers. Israel would love to have her borders recognized as the Golan Heights, Jordan River, existing borders with Lebanon and Egypt, her border with Gaza and not requiring any blockade in order to check incoming shipments as there would be no threat from Gaza, and peace with all the world including the Arab World. We would be gladdened if Iran would no longer shout “Death to Israel” or death to anyone else. A world at peace is our dream. What Israel would give for having peace on her borders and no threats would be marvelous inventions, discoveries, treatments, cures, agricultural advances; including drought resistant wheat, plants which can use saline water for irrigation, drip irrigation, grasses which can grow in poor quality soil without fertilizer, more new fruits and vegetables like the Galia melon, Orangetti spaghetti squash, pomelit – a grapefruit-pomelo (pummelo) hybrid, Angello first seedless bell pepper, Black Galaxy tomato, Nano Watermelon, Hishtil mini basil tree, Volcani TableSugar acorn squash, and Volcani Anna apple (unlike other apple trees it does not require winter season to thrive). Israel has no desire for more lands, as we will find the means to make what we have serve our needs and those of all whom live and come here legally. Israel also has made some fantastic strides in the technical fields with discoveries and programs which are part and parcel of many people’s lives. Some of the products Israel invented or has contributed to include cell phones, instant messaging, computer security, virus protection for computers, Windows operating system, bionic walking assistance system for paraplegics, robotic guidance system for spine surgery, quasicrystals, discovery of the Aharonov–Bohm effect, Formulation of Black holes Entropy, World’s smallest video camera, Given Imaging, the first Capsule endoscopy, Azilect, a drug for Parkinson’s disease, Copaxone immunomodulator drug for treating multiple sclerosis, a universal lossless data compression algorithm, USB flash drive marketed as the DiskOnKey, Quicktionary Electronic dictionary, Laser Keyboard, GetTaxi, OrCam MyEye, Waze, WeCU, Iron Dome, MUSIC, Super iron battery, and much more. Imagine how much more we could do if we did not have to be on alert and ready for a war on any front with only moment’s worth of notice. We are too busy trying to make the world a better place to worry about past problems, and with four thousand years of history, we have had our share. Don’t worry, we are not about to try listing them at this time.

 

As for how Nakba Day is commemorated by the Arabs in Gaza under the rule of Hamas along with the Arabs in parts of the Shomron under the rule of Palestinian Authority, it does not exactly include parades or other normative celebratory or commemorative events. What their Nakba Day activities include are rioting, destruction, and general mayhem. They attempt to gain entrance to the Temple Mount armed with bricks and Molotov cocktails to hurl at any Jews they may encounter or the security personnel if no Jews are available. In Gaza Hamas has promised that this year they plan to surge through the border fence and murder ever person they come across as thousands of Gazan rampage through southern Israel presumably making their way to Jerusalem. The Arabs under the Palestinian Authority even practiced their tactics for overwhelming any security personnel and possibly attacking Jewish towns and communities within the Shomron and swarming into Jerusalem. Their basic response is violent rioting and attempts to murder Israelis and destroy property, that is their idea of the perfect celebration.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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