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January 9, 2019

Were Israel Ignored by the World

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We can only wonder what the world would do if they were persuaded to simply leave Israel to deal with all matters within her promised borders. The world promised the Jewish People through the Zionist Congress after World War I that the Jewish People would be granted the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea and from the Lebanese border to the Wadi of Egypt with Eilat as their southernmost tip and port on the Red Sea. The Jewish interests were to provide all those residing within the defined region many freedoms including social, financial, religious, residential, medical and other freedoms with one very glaring exception, political freedom. The Jewish State would be permitted to have self-rule independent of the influences of any others residing within their borders. Israel, upon annexing the remainder of Jerusalem, took steps to permit the Arabs, formerly Palestinian Arabs under the Palestinian Authority (PA), the rights to vote in local elections from within their neighborhoods to the general elections of the Jerusalem city elections but not to permit them a vote in national Israeli elections. This restriction is well within the permitted limitations of International Law. This is also the concept which would permit Israel to annex the entirety of the Shomron (West Bank or Judea and Samaria) while permitting the Arabs formerly ruled by the PA to vote in local elections while being restricted from national elections. These former PA Arabs would be granted limited political powers while restricted from influence of Israeli national elections for the foreseeable future. This would be granting them status as legal resident aliens with the added bonus of voting for their own governance within their communities.

 

This would be granting them additional political rights to those foreign workers residing in Israel who have no political rights whatsoever. This would be the compromise which would give these PA Arabs more freedom and they would benefit in numerous socio-economic domains. This is the inevitable end result of the reactive actions by the PA whereby they have refused to accept any offer of peace which permits the Jews to have any rights whatsoever. This refusal has robbed the PA Arabs of economic freedoms and restricted their lives beyond belief which have been made even more restrictive by the BDS Movement having succeeded in forcing the destruction of numerous Israeli activities beyond the Green Line which resulted in the PA Arabs losing numerous employment opportunities which would have paid them far higher wages than otherwise available to them. This is presumably how these BDS activists assist the PA Arabs by preventing their having job opportunities which would offer them improved economic conditions. The prime example was when SodaStream required the construction of a new and larger production facility bent to BDS Movement pressures to locate their new facility within the Green Line costing about five-hundred PA Arabs their higher paying positions, that is helping these Arabs. Oddly enough, was Israel left to their own devices concerning the Arabs currently ruled disastrously by the PA, their lives would generally improve both socially and economically. They would actually be allowed to vote for the people who would hold political office, something Mahmoud Abbas has prevented since 2005 when Hamas won general legislative elections. This will soon become the sole alternative which even the skeptics in the European Union, United Nations and around the world will decide that is the best alternative once Mahmoud Abbas leaves office. He is in failing health and has left no indication who might be his successor. This is going to lead to a disintegration of the PA Arabs as each city and numerous leaders of the military wing and terror planning all vie for the top spot. These struggles for being the next ruler of the PA leader supreme will very likely break into internecine violence resulting in chaos and a war similar to what has poisoned Syria in the past few years. This will result in many who heretofore demanding that Israel never ever intervene in the PA Arab affairs now insisting that Israel end the violence and restore order and bring the violence to an end. After Israel has restored order, the world will likely demand that Israel then remove all her forces and should the Israeli government react by doing as requested, the violence will once again break out as there are too many chiefs all of whom will refuse to be subordinate to any other leader. Eventually, the world will relent to permitting Israel to annex everything and restore order and break the PA Arab region into separate regions to be ruled by local leadership which, hopefully, will result from elections which Israel will oversee while also inviting the world to join in the oversight.

 

Once this has been settled, a similar situation could be granted to Gaza once Hamas, Islamic Jihad and numerous other militant and terrorist interests are defeated plus the criminal enterprises brought to an end. This will be something which would require things which we would prefer to simply hope never become necessitated. Also, the threats posed by Hezballah will require being addressed and muted permanently and independence returned to the nation of Lebanon which is currently being ruled indirectly by Iran and Hezballah. Once the borders of Israel have been established as promised in the agreements made after World War I, implemented by the League of Nations and taken on under Article 80 of their Charter by the United Nations, then the Arabs within Israeli rule will benefit as their economies will not be devalued by the diversion of funds to invest in terrorism for the destruction of Israel and instead will be returned to the Arabs themselves. Israel will also benefit by no longer having to be at a ready footing ready for conflict to explode at any given moment due to conditions beyond her control. The Arabs will receive further benefits as infrastructure in their regions is repaired, improved and even provided for the first time making their lives better and having greater health as they will be granted the same health benefits currently enjoyed in Israel, for better and with all the challenges Israelis face themselves. This will cause one glaring problem, what will the world do if they are no longer attempting to discredit Israel and cause Israel sufficient challenges in efforts to ally those wishing to destroy the Jewish State. We feel assured that the world will find something upon which to spend their disdain on a daily basis. But Israelis will be very happy to be left out of the daily news cycles and only make news when they make a new discovery, invent some medical procedure, write some brilliant computer codes, breed a new crop capable to thrive in an arid environment, find a better means of collecting solar power or any of a myriad of other advancements in areas where Israeli specialists excel. That will make us feel like we have finally found our little Heaven on Earth.

 

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So, now that we have established much of what would be required for the world to reach a point where they were able to actually desire allowing Israel to live without near daily condemnations, what would be in it for the world at large? This is something which is more difficult to predict with absolute accuracy, but we will give it a go. The first, and most obvious answer, would be to look at the list above. Israel is well respected in the fields of computer engineering, programming, agricultural engineering, botany, medical sciences, electrical engineering and virtually every field of the hard sciences and fairly adept at the societal and people sciences including sociology, psychology, behavioral studies, anthropology, economics and the other studies. Israel has already established her expertise in agricultural practices which Israel has shared with numerous African nations. Israel has also been active in disaster relief in such places as the Philippines, Nepal, the United States, Japan, Indonesia, Haiti and recognized for aid around the world. Israel is recognized for her expertise in the areas of science and technology leading to many inventions through which the world has benefited greatly. Then there is the relatively long list of discoveries and inventions which Israel has made and given the world. Imagine what further such wonders which could be coming from Israel if her economy was not siphoned into the urgency to defend her borders and to address terrorism from within her borders. Yes, we in Israel would really love to have peace allowing for making these discoveries and even expanding into other areas but the world would also enjoy our finally becoming just one nation doing as it is able for the betterment of the world.

 

We realize that Israel will remain one of the central nations upon which the world will always be watching. We would prefer that the attention be over what would come out of Israel to the benefit of humankind next. This is the way we would wish to be seen and would actually do everything we are capable of doing for the advancement of sciences and all the peoples of our planet. Israel would be even more able to provide disaster relief and even disaster mitigation in order to prevent many of the difficulties caused by disasters. Israel might develop a means for coating with the ease of paint, and possibly in many colors, which would strengthen a building making it less likely to buckle under the stresses of an earthquake. Despite residing with a shore-front which is largely calm and tsunami free, as the Mediterranean is not often violent, Israel might still make developments in tsunami mitigation as a way to provide ways of lessening the destructive powers of such disasters. Israel would not be limited to disasters and the relief which Israel is expert in providing, but would continue to excel in the fields of agriculture, computer sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics and numerous other fields as listed in the links above. Israel at peace might even lead the world to find the means for living in peace.

 

Actually, in some ways there is evidence to why Israel is at the center of much of the world’s attentions. The most obvious is that it is the home of the Jewish People, a group which has historically have been a group watched for any number of reason both for expected benefits and sometimes for less altruistic reasons. The Jewish People have been at the center of many events throughout history. Were Israel to live lives of pure Torah, we are taught that we would live in balance with the world and the world would live in balance with us. Of course, such a concept is unprovable as to have the entirety of the Jewish People, even just those living within Israel, to live by the six-hundred-thirteen commandments is a desire which is probably completely impossible, even if you get all of the Jews within Israel to get onboard with this as their target in life. Torah does claim that if the entirety of the Jewish People were deeply involved in the study of Torah, then the world, the entire world, would live at peace. There is a problem with this concept, Jews, even when studying Torah, require food and somebody needs to raise the crops which would take them from Torah, and that leaves out everything else required to maintain a population. All insanities aside, Israel is not all that different from the rest of the world’s nations. Her people wake up in the morning with many not completely functional until they have had their morning coffee. Israelis, mostly, head off to work, some straight from their abode with a plurality, if not a majority, stopping off at their synagogue for morning services. Almost all of those attending morning services will, along with a few others, attend evening services before heading home for the night. We have our share of Israelis who have problems falling asleep while others sleep like proverbial babies. Whoever came up with the sleeping like a baby ever had to get up in the middle of the night to tend their newborn who actually does sleep like a baby, and wakes up in the middle of the night like a baby. Israel is also a convenient nation being both a relatively new country and one with nearly four-thousand years of history, a history which has often place Israel and her people, the Jewish People, at the center of the world’s attention. The Jewish People were at the center of the Pharaoh’s attention, were a special people who were given much freedom by Cyrus the great only to become the obsession of another Persian named Haman, were a rebellious people which troubled the Greeks and then the Romans, were a people to be condemned and converted for the Christians and then the Muslims, and the obsessive target of the Soviets and the Nazis where the Soviets claimed the Jews were the fascists while the Nazis claimed the Jews were communists. Somehow, the Jews were both the fascists and the communists each for the other making the Jewish People what we have been all too often, the enemy for one and all no matter where we lived. The Jewish People have never really been permitted to simply live no matter where we lived and often we had very few places or nowhere that we would be permitted to hide. With Israel as a Jewish People’s homeland and where the Jewish People have the ability for ruling themselves, so now Israel is where any Jew can hide, or can we. No, even though Israel offers every Jew a home where they can be comfortable but the world is determined to make that comfort as uncomfortable as possible. We can predict one thing, once the world finds a means for permitting the Jews to live in their land in peace and security, then the world will then have the tools for their living with one another in peace and security. We just pray this world comes sooner rather than later. We know it will come as Torah tells us that this age will come, when the Messiach comes and settles the earth under Hashem’s final judgement. That may be great or cataclysmic, and that too will depend on how the world regards the Jews and Israel.

 

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December 25, 2018

Israeli Democracy Under Siege

 

The fact that Israel is a parliamentary democratic state is beyond debate. The problem is that leftist anti-Zionist and often both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic political forces supported by foreign interests and financing call that democracy into question whenever Israel does not follow these foreign demands. These efforts were all too often supported by the Israeli Supreme Court which had an identical political leftist ideology. This is a situation unique amongst the governments of the world as in no other nation are NGO’s financed by foreign governments and permitted to claim that they represent the target nation regardless of their financial support. Israel has attempted to pass legislation demanding that any NGO receiving over half of their funding from foreign sources register themselves as foreign agencies and not pretend that they are grassroots Israeli interests. Many of these NGO’s take on names which imply that they are purely Israeli when they most definitely are anything but that. J-Street pretends to be a pro-Israel NGO while opposing the elected government. The New Israel Fund is almost totally financed out of Europe and the Americas and in turn finances numerous other NGO’s claiming they are purely Israeli as they get their funding from the New Israel Fund which acts as a clearinghouse for these efforts. Each time Israel has attempted to address this issue, these NGO’s, the European Union and numerous European nations scream that Israel is destroying its Democracy and becoming a religious totalitarian regime. What they really mean is that their pet NGO’s will be revealed for what they are, foreign lobbyists attempting to steer Israel in the desired direction of numerous foreign interests whose last interest is the health, well-being and future of the Jewish State.

 

Speaking to this problem, Eytan Meir, the director of external relations at Im Tirtzu, proclaimed, “Rather than respecting the wishes of the Israeli public to determine their own policy at the ballot box, foreign governments are bypassing the democratic process by funding organizations that work to change the country from within. There is no parallel to this phenomenon in the democratic world and this is how we have a situation in which millions of European dollars pour into radical NGOs that work to promote the BDS movement.” One may ask, if not the good of Israel, what is it that these foreign interests are attempting to foist upon the Jewish State? Their main claim is that they are supporting the Israeli democracy defending it against those interests who desire to retain the Jewishness of Israel. What they mean by that is they are pressing for a bi-national state where the Palestinian Arabs, instead of being ruled by their respective governance, the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria and Hamas in Gaza, are instead granted full citizenship in Israel along with five or so million Palestinian Arab refugees. One might ask why they would demand such a thing, and the answer is an easy one. They are attempting to demand that the Jews in Israel become a minority and that the Arabs take control of the region thus ending the Jewish State. They are abhorred that the Jews are currently ruling themselves and desire to be rid of the Jews entirely. They know that once the Arabs are given control of the region of Israel that they will soon thereafter be rid of the Jews one way or another. We know already that half of the Jews in Israel are refugees or their children are from the Arab world and have absolutely no possibility of returning to Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Algeria and the other places from which they were dispossessed. On the other hand, those who are directly from the numerous nations of Europe equally would be refused return and those from the United States and Canada whose citizenship has expired would also have nowhere to turn. The Jews of Israel would be facing the exact situation which they faced under the Nazis when in early 1939 an unidentified immigration agent was asked how many Jews would be allowed in Canada after the war. He replied, “None is too many.” This was also the answer to the Jews during their desperate times when they were being rounded up and sent to the Concentration Camps and every nation they turned to had the basic answer that none was too many.

 

This is the target aim of these NGO’s and their foreign financiers, the end of Israel as the Jewish State and, as a consequence, the end of the Jewish People as many have noted that should Israel fail, the Jews would within fifty years become so small a population that they would be all but extinct. This should not come as any surprise as anti-Semitism in Europe and in Canada as well as the United States and throughout the rest of the world has been on the rise for the past fifty years. If it were not for the advantages of the discoveries and inventiveness of Israeli society, many more nations would join the Arab boycott of Israel. The problem is they desire to have the software, medical advances, agricultural advances and the various other things which come from Israel but wish to have it without Israel being the Jewish State. These interests know that if they are able to force Israel back to the pre-Six Day War borders that Israel would be vulnerable to attack and as Israel no longer has a military advantage as great as it was in 1967, that Israel would be in grave danger. This is even more obvious when one looks at the encroachment of Iran into Syria and Lebanon and their insistence that they will remove Israel calling it a tumor, a cancer and other derogatory names all implying it as a disease. The Iranian leadership claims that Israel and the Jews are to blame for all the wars everywhere in the world claiming that the Jews make obscene profits from these wars and this is why they are behind all the wars. Iran is a threat beyond Israel and would be free to invade Europe once they cemented their conquests they plan for the Middle East. Of course, this threat does not matter as long as along the way the Jews are wiped out from Israel. This is part of why so many European governments support so many NGO’s and groups which promote the BDS Movement attempting to economically strangle Israel without being overt in the process.

 

This brings us to the greatest false claim of the anti-Israel movements, especially the BDS Movement. These groups claim they are protecting the interests and economic well-being of the Palestinian Arabs. One example of the falsity of these claims comes from the moving of the SodaStream factory from the Shomron where it employed numerous Arabs alongside of Jews to within the Green Line where they had to let their Arab employees go, as they are unable to travel into Israel. On this subject, we quote Mendi Safadi, who heads the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights advised a reality check stating, “Every Palestinian who works in Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria earns around $1,200 per month while the Palestinian minimum wage is $250 per month. When a factory closes in Judea and Samaria, 80% of the workers are Palestinians and they lose their jobs, as was the case with Soda Stream.” The BDS Movement does nothing to assist Palestinian Arabs and in fact damages many of them removing their ability to make a decent wage. But this may actually be another part of their desire to cause problems for Israel. When these people lose their employment in an Israeli company, they may eventually get to the point where their best hope to have a decent life is to turn to terrorism which is the highest paying profession for the Palestinian Arabs. This is known as ‘Pay to Slay” and provides a permanent income for the family of any Palestinian Arab or even Israeli Arab who murders Jews; the more Jews they murder, the higher the family is rewarded. Further, if the IDF tears down their house, the Palestinian Authority will build them a new one in the same place. There have been terrorists who admitted that the reason they committed their acts of terror was for the cash payments and they did not care if they died as they would go to heaven and their family would be taken care of.

 

Results of Pay to Slay is Dead Israelis Including the Children

Results of Pay to Slay is Dead Israelis Including the Children

 

Now we would like to address a fallacy which is so often repeated that it has become fact for all too many people. The fallacy is that Israel prevents the Palestinian Arabs from having elections and does not allow them to vote in Israeli election in which they have a right to vote because Israel occupies them. First, let us talk about Gaza. Israel pulled everything and everyone out of Gaza in 2005 and has had no interference except in response to being attacked by Hamas and other terrorists from Gaza. Gaza was given over to the Palestinian Authority who lost it to Hamas in a 2007 coup. After Hamas, a universally recognized terrorist group, assumed rule in Gaza, this was when Israel imposed a blockade which even the United Nations recognized as legal. Aid still flows into Gaza in the form of dozens of tractor-trailers each day which carry everything from food to building supplies and medicines. Hamas takes everything and doles it out through friends who are getting very wealthy. They retain the building supplies and use them to build tunnels into Israel, bunkers within Gaza and fortified positions for their rocket launchers. Hamas has a dictatorship and their upper echelons choose who will govern. They, for all intents and purposes, are their own nation completely independent of Israel and allowing them to vote in Israeli elections would be the same as Taiwan allowing mainland Chinese to vote in their elections, though the numbers are somewhat different. Now for the Palestinian Authority (PA) which occupies Israel lands west of the Jordan River in parts of Judea and Samaria, or are people going to claim that Judea is not Jewish. They also are independent of Israel and in Area A, the area where the PA is in total control, they are completely ruled by Mahmoud Abbas and his government. Area B is also under PA civil control and is under mutual PA and Israeli security control and is the region where any border, were one to be agreed upon, would be drawn. Area C, according to the Oslo Accords, is under complete Israeli control and was intended to be annexed completely by Israel once a peace was reached along with whatever parts of Area B were to become part of Israel. The idea that Israel must return to the pre-Six Day War borders is an idea supported by the Muslim and Arab worlds and adopted heartedly by Europe and has become another lie taken as fact. People really need to read the agreements starting with the San Remo Conference and the rest after World War I, that is the World War before any Holocaust and when Israel was proposed and its border set in the east as the Jordan River. Mahmoud Abbas is in thirteenth year of his five-year term and is in no hurry to hold elections. The Arabs under the PA would vote in those elections if only Abbas was not fearing that he would not live very long if he were to lose the election, which he would.

 

The problem is that there is no heir apparent should Abbas, who is over 80 and in very delicate health, drop dead. When he does finally leave the mortal coil, there is going to be a struggle between the numerous separate parties on who will replace him and the ensuing potential for violence will probably translate into a multi-faceted civil struggle where the people will pay the highest price. When this violence breaks out, we predict that the European Union, United Nations and all too many nations are going to warn Israel against interfering while blaming the violence upon Israel. Holding contradictory positions when it comes to Israel is one of the balancing acts which is popular in many places of our world. Eventually, Israel will be forced to intervene and then set up some form of governance within the territories so the Arabs can actually have somewhat normative lives. The one solution which has been proposed which would permit for the Arabs to finally have governance which does not steal them blind has been setting each small region surrounding the numerous cities and towns under their own governments often led by the largest family in that region. This was how they were ruled before the British left and the Arab armies of six Arab nations invaded to try to wipe out the Jews. When they left the region, they placed the Mufti of Jerusalem to form some form of local governance with Jordan ruling the area in Judea and Samaria, the lands they illegally occupied, and Egypt with Gaza which they ruled and occupied illegally. One has to go back to the League of Nations Mandates which are enforceable under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, and then they would realize that Gaza actually belongs to Israel and everything west of the Jordan River was to belong to Israel and Arab nations illegally occupying those areas did not alter that despite what the world loves to think. Once Israel has settled the squabbles and set up a workable form of governing for the Arabs, they will probably be granted legal resident alien status while Israel roots out the last of the terrorists. The officers and security leaders from the PA will probably be exiled and may find themselves back in Tunis, Tunisia. This time they will not be permitted to return no matter what the world demands. With the Arabs of the Shomron under stable governance which is more interested in their welfare than lining their pockets, this will be even more true as Israel will have annexed these lands and be the overseeing force, then they and Israel can open factories and other infrastructure and their lives will improve greatly. Even the Europeans will have to end their incessant screaming for the Arab plight to be addressed and blaming Israel despite Israel not having direct control. Israel will then have indirect control and the leadership of the numerous Arab communities will have to have clean governance otherwise Israel might decide to replace them and place somebody else in charge of running the area. Israel will provide all of the necessary infrastructure and that in and of itself will be a great benefit. Then the only problem will be Gaza which is a terrorist sanctuary at present. Any terrorism which emanates from the former PA region will result in the terrorist and their immediate family being exiled from Israel and not permitted to return under pain of death for the one who committed the terrorist act, or some equally undesirable result.

 

Then with Gaza, should they continue to export terror attacks and sending rockets into Israel, it will not take long before Israel cleans out the terrorist leadership and infrastructure from Gaza and either make a deal with Egypt where they resume their control of the region or Israel take control of Gaza and run the area until it can be turned back to the people of Gaza to elect their own government with the one proviso, no terrorism unless they desire Israel to have to return, something which is always unpleasant to have to endure. The other threat is in the north with Hezballah which has almost taken over the Lebanese government and military. Hezballah is a direct actor under the command of Iran. This makes Iran directly responsible for any attacks Hezballah might make upon Israel. Israel knows that once the areas of Judea and Samaria are cleared of terrorist influences and the Arabs have decent governments ruling them and their lives improve, that front will be taken off the threat board leaving mainly Hamas and Hezballah, both direct agents of Iran. This makes the solution to these two obvious, let Iran know that they will be held directly responsible for any and all attacks from either entity. This will put the onus on Iran to keep Hamas and Hezballah as well as the minor operatives such as Islamic Jihad, also controlled by Iran, in check or face possible retaliation from Israel. This will hopefully serve as sufficient a threat to prevent further terrorist activities from these groups and the same threat can be applied to Syria which has also become another pawn of Iran as well as Iraq. For those seeking to find the real threat over the Middle East need look no further than the nation which has been sweeping across the Middle East taking over such nations’ governments as Iraq, Syria, Yemen and soon Lebanon while controlling terrorist groups of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezballah plus their military arm for international actions the IRGC. Iran’s leaders have often made mention that they see themselves as the renewed Persian Empire and as such the rightful rulers of the world, just as Cyrus declared that he ruled when he swept across the Middle East, North Africa and into Europe as far as Greece. Iran has also, beyond threatening Israel, threatened to take control of the Saudi Arabian oil fields, Mecca and Medina as well as the United States. But the Europeans see Iran as money of which they can partake for as long at it lasts and thus refuse to join the United States in sanctioning Iran and have even set up get-arounds for companies to trade with Iran and receive their payments through a third company so as to not be targeted by the United States sanctions. So, Iran is the darling of Europe for as long as the cash flows while Israel is the devil incarnate but they still desire the developments and discoveries which come from Israel.

 

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December 21, 2018

The United States Will Distance From Israel

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There are a number of falsehoods believed about the relations between Israel and the United States. The first belief is that Israel and the United States have been close allies from the beginning of Israel. That is not a valid belief and is easily contradicted. The United States had an arms embargo against Israel until the mid 1960’s and only started providing military and other aid from the early 1970’s. We discussed this in more detail in our article “I Worry for Israel and Her Future” which also shows that Israel could do without further United States aid providing she prepares for this immediately. This is a reality which we believe that Israel is staring right into and very few within Israel realize what is staring them in the face. Most Israelis took little from the time when relations were frosty under President Obama and believe that things are all just wonderful with President Trump. Well, they are correct about President Trump but so very wrong about President Obama whose parting shot at Israel was very damaging when he refused to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 which claimed that Israel has no rights to the lands beyond the Green Line despite this being in violation of United Nations Charter Article 80 which forces the United Nations to complete and enforce the Mandate Systems from the League of Nations. What many, if not most, Israelis have yet to realize, Israel has become a partisan issue with the Republicans, and older Democrats, favoring Israel and the newer generation of Democrats largely despising Israel. This was obvious by the reactions to President Trump moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem as the historic, enduring and perpetual capital city. Yes, he did couch it as not being any indication about final borders, but that was a minor point compared to the recognition and moving the embassy.

 

Further proof will be demanded to prove that the up and coming Democrats will no longer desire to support Israel. Well, allow us to provide the darling of the new Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (video below), a newly elected Representative from New York in the Congress. OK, she is a bit ignorant and was completely unprepared for any interview on any subject, but her other comments have not fared any better. Ms. Cortez will likely follow whatever the leading people of the Democrats tell her when it comes to voting on most issues which makes the leadership all the more important. We will get to the future leadership a little bit later after another example.

 

 

Another Representative newly elected from Michigan Rashida Tlaib celebrated her election draped in a Palestinian flag (see beginning of video below). That might have been something unplanned, but there is more. She has announced plans to wear a “traditional Palestinian gown” for her inauguration. We checked with Google and found some images which claimed to be traditional gowns for the region which are pictured below. We live amongst Jews and Arabs in Israel and except for the women wearing the burka or obvious hijab, the Arabs dress is indistinguishable from that of the Jews, or likely any American. But, it will be of minor interest to see exactly what she will interpret as being a “traditional Palestinian gown” when she is sworn in. The problem is they usually swear the incoming freshmen Representatives as a group and if they desire to have individual pictures, they take them separately and assign it as the picture of their swearing in ceremony. Ms. Tlaib has stated she believes that Israel is an “Apartheid regime” and stated that she opposes United States military aid to Israel and that any aid to Israel should be used as a leverage to force Israeli policy to favor relenting to Arab demands. These views are different than what she had told Jewish groups she had appeared before. Suffice it to say, we have serious doubts that she will be in any way, shape or form a friend to Israel.

 

Traditional Palestinian Gown

Traditional Palestinian Gown

 

 

 

For a glimpse of where the left and the Democrat Party right along with it is heading, one need look no further than the leadership of the Women’s’ March against Trump. The new leadership of Bob Bland, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory was vehemently opposed by the originator of the Women’s March, Teresa Shook. We talked of this and other signals of the direction the left is headed in our article “Methodology of Leftist NGO’s and Their Enablers” which obviously looked mostly at hard left NGO’s. We were given another straight-forward view of the direction of the Democrat Party with the campaign of Bernie Sanders for President in his unsuccessful run against Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders, born to Jewish parents but having since renounced any religious attachment, which means he follows the church of Secular Humanism and, in his case, pure socialism, also was proud to announce that he believed that the United States needed to reassess the relationship with Israel making conditional on Israel surrendering to the Arabs.

 

The concept of United States being permanently allied with Israel has already shown some serious cracks. The initial reason that the United States decided to provide Israel with military aid has to do with the interests of the United States to remain the preeminent provider of fighter aircraft to the free world, something we discussed in greater detail in our article “America Can be a Fickle Friend,” where they made a commitment which apparently no longer exists. The United States has provided potential enemies of Israel with the exact same aircraft as Israel but, when combined, in far greater total numbers. The United States currently under President Trump must be seen as an aberration from any smooth timeline and when his Presidency reaches its end, then the United States will snap back to its slow and inevitable slide leftward with what has been revealed as the Deep State returning to expropriating more and more power and control over the society and the rules under which it operates. We have covered the problems posed by the extensive “Deep State” probably too much but here are two such articles, “Trump Should Let the People Decide” and “The Man Who Can Do No Wrong,” for your perusing.

 

What Israelis need to research is their own history where they will see that the United States has not, as often claimed, always been Israel’s best friend. They need to look and realize at one point even France provided her with weapons, under some amount of duress. The one standing friend for Israel is one which most people would never guess, Czechoslovakia, which was close until Soviet Union clamped down forbidding her to continue to be friendly with Israel but once the Velvet Revolution threw off Soviet rule and the nation split, the Czech Republic returned to their close relations with Israel. Israel needs to develop relations away from Western Europe which is moving away from Israel and descending back into anti-Semitism. Israel should move closer to those Eastern European nations which are showing signs of being nationalist and resistant to the influx of immigrants from Asia (Middle East) and northern Africa. Israel should also continue to turn towards Asia and South America and find friends where they can be found. Israel should not turn away from any nation presenting an open hand though if it is one of the Arab nations, Israel should expect any relations to be cold and fickle. On the other hand, Israel should remain on friendly relations with those nations who have not opposed her within the United Nations but that should not be the only barometer. The other reality is between nations there is no such thing as permanent friends, merely temporary coinciding interests. One must realize this as reality and if they require proof, look to the triparty wars where England, France and Spain allied for years with different pairs allying against the other with many historians claiming England simply allied with the weaker nations to weaken the other and thus kept switching sides making them a fickle friend who was seeking merely her best interests. The United States will move ever so glacially away from Israel until reaching a critical point, after which the United States will return to her largely lack of any relations one way or the other with Israel and no longer protect her in the Security Council. When this point is reached, unless one of the other permanent members of the Security Council, probably Russia or China, is willing to take up that role, Israel should also consider leaving the United Nations as they have proven not to be a friend. Things are changing and Israel need become self-sufficient militarily and do so as close to immediately as possible as relations are fluid in the current world and everything is in flux with little if anything being predictable with any confidence. The newly elected Democrats should be sending Israeli leadership a wake-up call, a loud wake-up call.

 

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