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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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February 21, 2019

Palestinians Leadership Again Speaking in Codes

 

One of the largest difficulties in explaining the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Palestinian problem and conflict specifically, is that the vast majority of people are unfamiliar with how the Arabs, the Palestinian Arabs in particular, define their terminology. The Americans and Europeans constantly apply what they believe these terms mean when the Palestinians have completely different definitions and speak in a foreign language which uses great measures of Taqiyyah, a religiously sanctioned form of dissimulation or concealment of the truth and actual intents. We can provide some guidelines which will assist in translating from what their actual words translate into and what they actually mean when using these codified words and phrases. The first and most obvious to many but actually intentionally ignored because to admit knowledge of this one phrase would end any hope of solving the conflict. That is another problem for the average person in that news reporting and many politicians with their statements know full well that they are using definitions which are diametrically opposed to the actual intended meaning when used by the Arabs. When two sides are each using the same words but each is also entitled to their own translations and definitions, well, then you end up with situations like the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which can be depicted by searching JCPOA and then comparing the different versions from the one touted by President Obama and the one used by the European Union. Were one to gain a copy of the Russian and Chinese versions they would find they translate into two more versions of the deal so it should not come as a surprise that the Iranians have their own version which they have steadfastly held that they have completely complied with the terms including those concerning testing ballistic missiles, which their version allows them to perform such tests, surprise, surprise, surprise. Israel is facing their own set of Arab definitions not matching those by all other parties, and they prefer to keep it this way so nobody can complain or even begin to depict what the Palestinians actually mean and what they are demanding. They also know that many in the United States State Department are fully aware of the true meanings of many of these phrases but use the colloquial false definition used by whomever they are communicating with in order to continue to pursue a peace which cannot be reached.

 

By now you are screaming for an example, so here is the most ignored actual definition of the entire conflict, “occupied Palestinian lands.” Often they will even add to further confuse the uninitiated such as the “occupied territories of 1967” as if putting a particular date to the term makes even one iota of a difference. Whenever the term “occupied territories” is bandied about, what it means is, “from the river to the sea, Palestine must be free.” This has been their chant and byline from the very beginning in 1947 when they refused the United Nations patrician plan as they expected their armies from six Arab nations using military advisors from the British and the Germans fresh from World War II. They did not eliminate Israel but they did occupy Gaza and the Shomron (Jordan renamed it West Bank as Judea and Samaria were far too Jewish for their sensitivities). Another term used is that the Arab Palestinians only want their 22% of the British Mandate. To the uninformed in the Western media and governments, they transcribe this as meaning Gaza and the Shomron, or more recently Area A and Area B and some minor pieces from Area C of the areas formerly illegally occupied by Jordan until the Six Day War in June of 1967. The twenty-two-percent they are referring to from the British Mandate means exactly that, the reminder which is not Jordan who received seventy-eight-percent of the British Mandate (see map below). The map below was originally used by the British in their dealings with the League of Nations and has become a favorite of the Arabs for the fact that it calls Israel Palestine. The truth is that until 1964 the definition of Palestinian meant Jew residing in the region of the British Mandate. The World War I and World War II Palestine Brigades under the British were almost entirely Jewish fighters with a small number of Druze and virtually no Arabs, especially in World War II as a great number of Arabs followed the directives of the Mufti of Jerusalem who broadcast messages from Berlin for the Arabs to fight the British and assist the Nazi war efforts in the Middle East. Further,

 

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

 

Palestinian was the term most frequently assigned to the Jews of the region while the Arabs either were called Arabs or were called the national origin of their names such that some were Syrian, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian, Iraqi and so forth. Here are some blatantly obvious examples where the term Palestine or Palestinian became Israeli. The Palestine Orchestra would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The Jerusalem Post, Israeli English-language daily newspaper, was established in 1932 as the Palestine Post. The Arabs would like to reverse those name changes and erase any trace that Jews have or had ever lived in this region. Of particular interest is that in Arabic there is no letter which produces the sound of the letter, “P” as there is in Hebrew, “פ” which is why they often refer to their region as Falestine.

 

Every reference to liberation or establishing of their state they are including all of the lands west of the Jordan River and they also include within any settlement the relocation of five-million-plus Arab refugees the majority of which have never even stepped foot in Israel being dependents of refugees or even dependents of dependents and even of dependence as they and their families were locked into refugee camps as soon as the 1948-9 War to Eradicate the Jews ended with their armies in retreat, which unremarkably is when the world demanded that the fighting crease, as they were fine when it appeared the Arabs might be victorious. The only exception was the Six Day War and then likely merely because the Israeli victory was so swift that it amazed the world (we even watched the war live on newscasts in classrooms in high school and any teacher not allowing students to follow the war found their classrooms empty for that week). Still, in the 1973 Yom Kippur War while the Arabs held the upper hand there were no demands that they cease their advances into Israeli controlled regions but once the IDF turned the tide of battle there were threats from Russia and the United States that Israel was not to extend the regions they controlled any further than the armistice lines from the 1967 Six Day War. Israel was on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria and closing on Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt with the Egyptian Third Army encircled in the Sinai Desert, there was virtually nothing between Israel and the heart of Egypt and with most of the Syrian armor destroyed, Israel had the same opportunity in Syria. What is amazing about the Arab refugees is that there are camps for these “refugees” in Gaza, Jenin and other locations where the Palestinian Authority or Hamas rule. There were other refugees from the period after the formation of Israel as the Arab world forced out by varying methods over three-quarters of a million Jews who mostly settled in Israel. These refugees, unlike the Arabs, were housed as best as possible, not in tents for years, and moved into the society as quickly as economic and other factors made possible. The Israeli intent was to absorb their brothers and sisters and normalize their lives, not to traumatize their brothers and sisters as has been the fate for as many as, in some families, four or even five generations behind fences often with barbed wire surrounding them and even armed guards. They were denied citizenship and barred from most forms of employment only permitted the most menial of jobs. Their sole use was as a threat to inundate Israel transforming it into another Arab state and destroying the Jewish state. Even the purported Palestinian history is a retelling of Jewish history with the only real change being their claims to be decedents of the Canaanites, a people extinct and lost from history after Joshua and the Israelites established what became the Jewish State.

 

Their claim for self-determination is based on denying the Jews the same right. The initial demand was for a single state to be formed from the entirety of the British Mandate lands which would have included Jordan and Israel plus their refugees granting the Arab population a sizable numeric advantage thus again destroying the Jewish state. The majority of their claims from their initial invention of the concept of the Palestinians being solely an Arab people have been to destroy Israel. When the Palestinian Liberation Organization was founded through cooperation of the Arab League and the KGB, the KGB trained both Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas specifically for the role of destroying the Jewish State once Israel and the United States became friends, their demand did not include the Shomron (West Bank) which was held by Jordan nor Gaza which was occupied by Egypt, their demand was for the remainder of the lands, Israel. Their intention after their successfully destroying Israel was to turn the lands over to Jordan and Egypt and not for a nation of their own as they still thought of themselves as part of the Arab family of nations and not an independent entity. It was not until after the Six Day War that they began with their intention for their own nations replacing all of Israel. While the Shomron and Gaza were held by Arab nations, there was no mention of allowing for the Arabs within these areas to have self-rule as since they were already under Arab rule, nothing else really mattered. It is the fact that the Jews have their own nation that drives their ambitions.

 

Our final point is to take another line they often utilize to make their terrorist activities be seen as a liberation and nationalist movement. Their claim is that, we quote, Palestinians have the right to fight the “occupation” using all legitimate means and methods, as well as to resist attempts to label the resistance of the “Palestinian people” as “terrorism.” Their definition of murdering any Jew is that every Jew is a soldier of the Zionist enterprise, notice not Israel or an actual nation, merely an enterprise intended to deny the Arabs their rightful lands. There exist two specific items which must be met in order to make any peace proposal acceptable to the Arabs and the Palestinians, and these are the end of self-rule for the Jews and the Jews removed from their Islamic Waqf, their means of making all of Israel lands which are holy to Islam and therefore in need of cleansing of the infection by a hostile people. They claim that the Jews can simply return to the lands in Europe, Russia, Ukraine and North America from whence they “all” came. The Arabs are fully aware that half of the Jews in Israel trace their ancestry to Arab lands in the Middle East and North Africa and that they would never be permitted return. That is not a problem because they also are fully aware that the nations where the other half of the Jews originated would also refuse to take them back, and yes that likely includes North America where such is becoming more evident day-by-day to be turning hostile to the Jews and Israel (Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are two examples). The historic reminder of how the Jews were refused escape by the United States and Canada during World War II was the return trip of the MS St. Louis returning over nine-hundred Jews to Nazi occupied lands. The one thing Jews have learned over the millennia is that things rarely change all that much when it comes to persecution of Jews and the world’s inaction facing such known and deadly threats to the Jewish People. The Arab Palestinians demand their “Right of Return,” another term expropriated by them, is code for drown Israel in Arabs trained in UNRWA schools to hate the Jews with a visceral rage which drives them to desire murdering every Jew in Israel. These schools, which were exposed by President Trump very publically, are augmented with summer camps which are nothing but boot camps training the next generation of Arabs for the eternal fight against the Jews. No peace settlement will be acceptable to the Arabs or their subset, the Palestinians, should it permit the Jews to have their own nation and they would probably prefer to be permitted to do with the Jews in Israel as they please. Their main delusion is their belief that since they are a desert people and have out-waited the Ottomans, British and presumably all other conquerors, is that they will outwait the Jews who to their minds are just the latest Europeans invading their native lands. These are their native lands because history in Islam begins once Islam has conquered a region and nothing which came before is of any relevance. This time it is of relevance because we Jews are the original desert people and have waited for our promised final return to our ancient homelands and ruling ourselves for over two-thousand-years while Islam has only existed for fourteen-hundred-years. You figure out which group had the most patience. Israel and her Jews are not going anywhere as we are home to stay and know that nowhere would want us anyway. This was, is and will always be our lands and we will not be pushed from them again. The only exception would be if there was to be found somewhere in the universe a Planet Israel, then we might consider making a move, but not before.

 

Planet Israel

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February 19, 2019

International Committee of the Red Cross and Anti-Semitism

 

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has decided that Jews who reside in a general region they have decided unilaterally is to be Judenrein and any Israeli services in that area are to be forbidden or minimized to the point of uselessness. The region has a Jewish population approaching if not exceeding half a million. But that is but half of the problem as that region also has a sizable Arab population who were also served by Israeli services. But the ICRC has decided that it will enforce a BDS type of policy on all of Judea and Samaria. This includes an area which according to even the Oslo Accords is to be civically, militarily and governance under Israel and is know as Area C. It is only Arab and Islamic propaganda which refutes this and it is easily verified through a simple reading of the Oslo Accords. But since when has international law, treaties or any other legally binding rules, agreement or laws ever stopped the anti-Semites. It was the ICRC which forced Magen David Adom (MDA) to completely alter their official logo simply because the Arab and Islamic world threw up a fit over the large Star of David which they stated was racist against Islam. Of course, there is no problem with the crescent used by the Arab and Islamic branches of the Red Cross, just the Israeli emblem was found offensive. The emblem below was a compromise reached after years of conflict and a threat by MDS to simply leave the not so fertile ranks of the ICRC otherwise Israel was to be forced to utilize simply a red diamond with no reference to the Jewish emblems. So, the history of the ICRC and MDA has been a fairly rocky one and perhaps it is time for Israel to go her own way and start to simply ignore the world gone mad.

 

Traditional and ICRC Approved Forced Logos

Traditional and ICRC Approved Forced Logos

 

The current problem is that as far as the ICRC is concerned, Israel is to be banned from providing services to anybody beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines when Jordan occupied lands which were legally a part of Israel. Ever since Israel liberated these areas, the world and most of its international organization have been pressing Israel to leave these lands and give them to terrorists so that they can launch rockets at their hearts’ content into central Tel Aviv. This is the latest assault by the ICRC in their attempt to push the MDA ambulance and other life-saving services from the regions that they desire all Jews be removed. What they are ignoring is that the MDA also saves countless Arab lives in these regions as well. Are the Arabs also to go without ambulance service? And what happens when Arabs start to die because the MDA was not allowed to fully man ambulances throughout this region? We can tell you exactly what the ICRC will say and then the European Union, United Nations and countless human rights NGOs will all say. They will start on how Israel has cut back on ambulance service in Arab areas and are allowing Arabs to die. Israel will be castigated as heartless in allowing ambulance service to be cut back so that Arabs are no longer receiving timely medical assistance which could very well mean the difference between life and death. The fact that the ICRC policies and demands were responsible for the cut in the number of ambulances and emergency services which produced the situation in the first place will be ignored and it will be only because the Israelis (read Jews) are so heartless and are intentionally limiting these services to Arabs. The fact that these restrictions are also affecting Jews will also be ignored completely as Jewish lives lost are not something to get all upset about, only other than Jews matter to these international organizations.

 

But none of this is new. The European Union and United Nations and the numerous organizations and NGOs that they bankroll have been playing the double gambit for years. They demand, for example, that SodaStream build their new factory somewhere within the Green Line (1949 Armistice Line). Then when over five-hundred Palestinian Arabs lose their positions with the company, there are calls to boycott them for not employing the Palestinian Arabs. This is an old ploy which has been the calling card of the anti-Semites for centuries. Way back in those fun times around and before the Middle Ages the Jews were forbidden from owning land. Since the Muslims and Christians were not permitted to lend money and businesses needed some means of trading goods other than bartering, the Jews were often what were called moneylenders. Then the Jews were persecuted for charging interest. Further, many courts would not prosecute anybody who owed a Jew money because it was the Jew’s fault for lending to one who could not pay. This is the same game on a different board and different times, but it is the same old game of force the Jew and then condemn the Jew for doing what you demanded. This is the game being played by the ICRC as they demand that MDA pull most of their ambulance and rescue personnel from the regions the ICRC has decided does not belong to Israel and they are looking at it now as denial of decent service to half a million Jews. But when Arabs also end up being affected, then it will be the fault of Israel for this lack of emergency service just as it was the fault of SodaStream for most of their Arab workers not being able to gain the security approvals in order to work inside Israel. Of course with SodaStream they wanted these Arabs to have free entry into Israel along with all the Palestinian Arabs despite their not being citizens of Israel. This is the same ICRC which was less than thrilled when President Trump refused to allow the caravan of illegal immigrants entry into the United States when they reached the border. For some reason, it appears that the entities which are always harping about Israel also seem to have difficulties with the United States whenever a Republican is in the White House but these same groups never appear to have any problems with China over Tibet or the Arab world over their human rights abuses.

 

Israel will continue to try and mollify these groups such as the ICRC, United Nations, European Union, various presumed human rights NGOs and countless governments from Europe to the Americas to the Middle East and North Africa to whatever extent is not proven to be lethal, and even sometimes things which prove lethal such as the Oslo Accords and Gaza Disengagement. What might be a more prescient and wise plan of action would be to simply distance Israel from these groups and inform them that they no longer hold any sway over Israeli policies. Even many Israelis look at such a plan and exclaim that Israel must not isolate herself from the rest of the world. That is not about what this idea is. What it is about is those nations and organizations which have a proven track record of hatred for Israel to the point of anti-Semitism as they single out Israel and set standards that only Israel must meet and that no nation could ever possibly attain and then castigate Israel for not meeting those standards. There has been a small move in this direction with certain United Nations agencies, but only when done in concert with the United States thus far. Israel need act on her own against these blatantly hostile entities. No nation would put up with half of what Israel faces with only the United States even coming close. The ICRC though has a particular problem when it comes to Israel and this latest foolish demand for Israel to refuse to properly service a region which by international law she is responsible for such services, that is a criticism just awaiting the right time to lower the boom. The reality is that should the world continue on its dizzying drive into anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism, it will not be too much longer before Israel really will be a nation apart. This is not what Israel or her people wish, but it sure is beginning to appear that it is what the world desires.

 

For proof, all one need do is look up United Nations votes on condemning Israel, look at the European Union and its preoccupation with criticizing Israel, United Nations agencies and their condemnations of Israel, the ICRC and their continued harassment of MDA, the numbers of NGOs whose main emphasis is attempts to cripple Israel through BDS or other means and the growing anti-Semitism riding alongside growing anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism across Europe and now taking root in the United States including in the House of Representatives. How much longer will friends of Israel be capable of preventing the foaming at the mouth rabid hatred for the Jewish State. Nothing Israel could do and remain the Jewish State will turn back the coming tsunami of hatred and bile from the rest of the world. When regularly the United Nations General Assembly votes over one-hundred nations condemning Israel no matter what the reason as the reason is not what matters, what matters is the condemnation of Israel for any and every possible reason. The root of this problem is that anti-Semitism has become an international plague infecting virtually every corner of our globe. The infection is growing at an alarming pace and it shows absolutely no sign of abating any time in the coming future. If anything, this growing tidal swamping appears as if it could easily overtake every nation even in the remotest parts of the world. When investigations are performed on anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism and it is found that almost one-third of those who have measurable levels of either or both anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism and also make the statement that they have never knowingly met anybody who was an Israeli or Jewish, then there is a problem without a cure. In all too many ways, it appears that the only means to combat this raging insanity is by divine intervention, and that may be exactly what will happen. Looking at history and what has happened to every empire which has persecuted the Jews, one would think that the world might have learned that hating and persecuting Jews is not exactly a promising path for success and continued existence, but no. If anything the world has decided to double down and double down again, then now considering going all in on Jew-hatred. This has proven to be a horrible idea in the past and will probably work just as horribly in the future as some things just do not appear to change. Let us pray that the human race decides that hate, any and all hate of one people by another is wasteful and never productive, and let us hope this awakening comes really soon before the world topples over the edge of no return.

 

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