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January 9, 2018

Michael Wolff Sets the Record on Trump’s America

 

Michael Wolff’s bestselling book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” actually tells us volumes and we do not even need read the book to understand the not-so-groundbreaking information actually proves a good deal. Oh, it proves almost nothing about President Trump as the book’s author, Michael Wolff, says he can’t be sure that all of it is true according to his interview with Business Insider. We really do not care so much about the words within the book as we do about the coverage it has received and will continue to receive and the tenor of both. The fact that a book the author refuses to state is valid at any level and is likely no more than conjecture at best and straight slanderous fallacies at worst and it easily found a publisher, a distributer and advertising proves our points alone with no further backup required. This book and similar articles in the American and around the world media stating the wildest accusations about President Trump and, for the record when you read “President Trump” throughout this article please add in “Prime Minister Netanyahu” and for America one could also include Israel, even published in America are as safe as a baby in a caring mother’s arms. This was proven even further with the accusations that Trump attempted to have his lawyers stop the presses and squash this book to absolutely no avail. Likely, this book has much vapid accusations which will be repeated by a breathless media and yet it will be treated as if it were a masterpiece of investigative journalism. We would treat the accusations we have heard with equal laughter as we did when Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife like, enjoy greatly and consume copious amounts of, wait for it, ice cream. You have that right; it was a scandal that the Prime Minister and his wife, possibly a few dinner guests as well, consumed $2,700 a year of ice cream. Now we want to hold such an office where that is the worst crime the media can prove.

 

President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu have committed very similar crimes. They have both defeated once considered undefeatable leftist opponents, and in the Prime Minister’s case repeatedly while in President Trump’s case a super vicious and vindictive elitist leftist who believed in her own media image as unopposable and the nearest thing to a perfect being. Both have made enemies of the leftist media such that nothing they accomplish matters and anything they find is considered to be the crime of the century until it becomes evident that the majority of people do not care about their nitpicking. For proof just read about the “Ice Cream Scandal” linked to above. Just for comparison, on basically retirement pay, we eat merely half that amount of ice cream and we do not entertain at near the rate of the Prime Minister and his wife nor have access to salaries or we might also consume near equal amounts given the opportunity. We also assume, not to give the media any ideas, that both the Prime Minister’s and President’s family diets include more meat, vegetables, exclusive condiments, fine wines, brandy and other fine liqueurs and barely countable other culinary delights. We expect Steak-gate to erupt imminently.

 

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu

 

Being the top person in the government and not aligned with the media politically will inevitably result in being maligned by that same media. Those are the two choices one has going in, align or be maligned. But if the person being slighted by the media is anywhere near the Alpha person, we believe anybody reaching such political heights to be, especially a nonempathic, unfeeling, coarse, unruly, horrific pair of monsters as are colluding right now, in all likelihood, to conquer the world along with Russian collusion and the three, Netanyahu, Trump and Putin will lord over all in the triumphant triumvirate. Of course that is pure nonsense, but the current media in the United States would likely jump all over it as a justified possibility considering the voracious appetites the three men have for absolute power over all they perceive. The problem the media have in framing these people as having super-egos and being blood-soaked monsters who will do whatever it takes to achieve their ill-conceived goals is very likely, in a toned-down manner, exactly why they were elected, they described a vision which resonated with the people and promised to work towards achieving stated goals with their entire beings, and the people approved giving them or their party their votes. Somebody should tell the media that this is how you get elected and not through polls which are manufactured to represent exactly what the media wished them to represent and not necessarily reality of the political landscape and picturing the election. The media, on the other hand, realize that by ignoring or casting in a defeated light a candidate and writing glowing reviews of a preferred candidate can assist that result the media desires becoming reality. The problem is that the media in the United States, and to a lesser extent in Israel, has been shown for what they are, news manufacturers and not impartial reporting of the news. Their front pages have been revealed as pure editorial and their editorials as flights of fancy. The majority of the people no longer rely on the mainstream media to tell them the truth; they have instead become a form of reality television where the results are determined before the candidates for office have been chosen. Trump’s continued success against all the media odds won the Presidency by playing the media like a fine tuned Stradivarius violin. This likely has finally dawned on them making them all the infused with a visceral hatred of Donald Trump yet they still fall into virtually every trap he sets.

 

The media in the United States can rest assured that Donald Trump will not be President for life, we do not care what Twitter or Facebook claim. The media in Israel and the United States can also rest that Bibi Netanyahu will step down as the head of the Likud Party and soon they will have another evil incarnate to deal with either Naftali Bennett, the next leader of Likud which might be Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely or possibly a new Jewish Home Leader and current Ministers of Justice Ayelet Shaked. The two ladies, Tzipi Hotovely and Ayelet Shaked, (pictured below) are definite leaders who would make great Prime Minister and hopefully their day will come, preferably one after the other and not vying against each other. We suspect anything the media cares to shoot at either of these ladies will be met with a firestorm for an answer, as both are strong, assertive and capable women. Israel would be fortunate to have such as leaders and with any fortuitous destiny; we will have both in that office either successively or alternatively. As a side note, Netanyahu gained much recognition for his handling of the formerly considered ministry where you appointed your political opponents for them to be pummeled by the economy. Netanyahu used the Ministry of Finance and turned the economy around and set a new stage for operating which benefited almost all Israelis. Likewise, many thought placing Ayelet Shaked as Justice Minister would be her political end but she has shined and is managing to revamp much of the Justice system and if she can accomplish two important goals, she too will use her position to vault her into the public eye and leadership down the road.

 

Tzipi Hotovely and Ayelet Shaked

Tzipi Hotovely and Ayelet Shaked

 

The media now exposed and this new book harpooning Donald Trump will prove to be understood by the people as yellow journalism. This is, quite unfortunately, the media has been exposed to have become. What is worse is looking back through the last sixty or seventy years at the media and one realizes they have always put their agenda ahead of their reporting. One famous example was the Tet Offensive of 1968 was covered by the media, especially the coverage by the most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite. He reported that the United States and Vietnamese allies were being beaten on every front, the war was unwinnable, and the United States was being given a bloody nose by the rag tag guerrilla fighters of the Viet Cong. The reality is the United States and allies were fighting the North Vietnamese Army and were decimating them on every battlefield and we also learned that Walter Cronkite was actually reporting to make his superiors happy and was as close as one can be to being a spy for the communist regimes as one could be without facing charges of treason. Unfortunately for the American audiences, the evening news on the major networks, including most of the news channels on cable, have not drifted that far if at all on their political ideologies. They all support the equalizing of salaries such that people earn similar amounts despite any differences in job performance or skill set requirements, they support organized labor unions, weakened military to pay for social works, anti-capitalism and a series of other leftist liberal-socialist views. The media has been polled and the numbers of new reporters who are Republicans or consider themselves conservative are few and far between. The vast majority consider themselves to be politically neutral yet most belong to or vote predominantly for the Democrat or Green Parties. Until this changes, the alternate media of blogs and podcasts will become a more and more trusted source for news. Also, editorial blogs such as us here at BTC, we will be found to represent a political view but still manage to be fair and at least we are up front about our politics and tell where our hearts are politically. We still try to at least give some mix in our opinions and views of recognition of the other side, often lampooning them though we find simple reporting often provides that for us.

 

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January 3, 2018

Israeli Laws and Disputed Territories

 

The term “Disputed Territories” while more accurate than “Occupied Territories” is still not exact enough to relate the truth and the actual state of these areas under International Law. Because of treaties, conferences et al including but not limited to (and with apologies to our regular readers but the list once again) San Remo Conference, Treaty of Sèvres, Treaty of Lausanne, the Mandates System and the Treaty of Westphalia (which defines the necessary requirements an area must meet to be denoted as a State). Still, we will use the term “Disputed Territories” for this article unless referring to specific regions or a change in recognition of the existing dispute.

 

All of the treaties listed above lead to one singular conclusion, under International Law, the eastern border of the State of Israel is the Jordan River. There is but one way that such can be altered, and this is what is attempting to be forced down Israel’s throat, Israel must release claim to the lands and actually grant that right to another entity. This is what actually occurred with Gaza as Israel, under the near despotic acts by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, did legally transfer the rights to govern Gaza as a separate entity to the Palestinian Authority. This legally gave the Palestinian Authority an actual piece of land with which to prove they could run an actual nation. When the Palestinian Authority lost these gifted lands to Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other criminal and terrorist entities, they proved that they were incapable of ruling over the people they claimed were loyal citizens and these loyal citizens proved they support terror and the destruction of Israel over having a state of their own. They also negated the conditions under which the land was forfeit by Israel, which allows Israel to rescind their let of claim and retake the Gaza area. But Israel, like Egypt, wants nothing to do with Gaza, as its residents are largely terrorists and their supporters whose goal in life is dead Israelis and the Jewish State in smoldering ruins with not one shred of evidence the Jews had returned. So Gaza is currently an illegal entity run by terrorists.

 

The sad part is Gaza is not all that different from the areas in the Disputed Territories run by the Palestinian Authority. The reason we gave this introduction is that the Likud Party Central Committee just voted, according to reports and the Likud’s press release, unanimously to extend Israeli Law to the Jewish communities within the “Disputed Territories” and those areas under total Israeli control. That would include Area C which, according to the Oslo Accords, is under Israeli civil, security and military control and forbidden to construct within or otherwise attempt to extend any legal control over parts by the Palestinian and other Arab Palestinian entities. This would include the building of inferior quality and sometimes even dangerous homes and shops by the European Union (EU) marking them as intended for the sole use of the Palestinian People establishing these areas as part of what the EU considers the State of Palestine. Below are a couple of pictures of these EU built structures.

 

Illegal European Union built structures in Disputed Territories

Illegal European Union built structures in Disputed Territories

 

More Illegal European Union built structures in Disputed Territories

More Illegal European Union built structures in Disputed Territories

 

Illegal European Union structures bearing obvious EU Identification signs

Illegal European Union structures bearing obvious EU Identification signs

 

Israel has destroyed numerous of these types of villages as they are more than structural threats and politically threatening to Israel, these structures are substandard, have no running water, no sewage with bathrooms simply emptying into pits contaminating ground water, no electricity, no utilities and are lacking any compliance with building codes allowing for the potential for disease and other horrific results if permitted to be used and inhabited. Jewish structures built with power and utilities but which were considered substandard have also been routinely destroyed by Israel, something the media refuses to recognize telling only when these EU structures or other Arab illegal places are taken down. The reporting has been definitively one-sided against Israel, especially in Europe and in the left-wing media in the United States.

 

As we mentioned at the start, the Likud Central Committee has just voted unanimously to extend Israeli Law to the communities and state owned areas in Area C replacing military rule. The main change would be that instead of criminal acts being investigated by the military authorities, they would be investigated by civilian law enforcement with military assistance if requested, and instead of trials taking place in military courts, civilian courts will be used. This is being touted as a remarkable first step in a process and that the Likud is breaking new ground. Below is a video of Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely at special Likud gathering of the Central Committee speaking to the ground breaking event and the blazed path by Likud. Minister of the Knesset Sharren Haskel also spoke on Sunday of the importance of the Likud Central Committee vote (second video).

 

 

There is a small problem with the Likud claim, the Jewish Home (HaBayit HaYehudi הַבַּיִת הַיְהוּדִי) has not only been a proponent calling for this for years, their members in the Knesset have taken steps in an effort to effect this exact change. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in May of 2016 made calls to revive an initiative that would extend Israeli civil law to Jewish communities in the West Bank.

 

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked attends the weekly Jewish Home party meeting at the Knesset on March 28, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked attends
the weekly Jewish Home party meeting
at the Knesset on March 28, 2016.
(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

 

The original bill which Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked was attempting to revive was introduced and in 2014 was sponsored at that time by MKs Yariv Levin (Likud) and Orit Strock (Jewish Home), who stated that the legislation “will protect the rights and obligations of all Israelis in Judea and Samaria. There is no justifiable reason why Israeli citizens living in Judea and Samaria are unable to self-determine rights and obligations through the representatives they elected to the Knesset for this purpose, without applying sovereignty to the territory.” Prime Minister Netanyahu (Likud) did not make this legislation something he would hold coalition members to vote to support. That was a political move so as not to anger certain members of his coalition.

 

Minister of the Knesset Orit Strock from the Jewish Home

Minister of the Knesset Orit Strock from the Jewish Home

 

This has also been the unfortunate position of Prime Minister Netanyahu on this subject as if he is worried what will the world, Europe in particular, think if we change even the slightest of the present imbroglio Israel has allowed be woven since the passing of the Oslo Accords. The telling thing, also in article, is that Netanyahu did not even insist that his party members support the bill. We have long suspected that Prime Minister Netanyahu is more worried with his image and likability in Europe and the other countries of the world and often this makes him too hesitant to do what is inevitably necessary. The longer Israel waits to do what will be found to be necessary, the more the world will condemn Israel. It may already be too late but if not, then the time is passing before our eyes and is being wasted. The Likud Central Committee vote to support extending Jewish Israeli civil law to the communities in the Shomron is a decent restart. The only problem is that the vote is not binding on the Likud Knesset members and we can bet that Prime Minister Netanyahu will make a definitive point that he is not beholden to the vote and will not force anyone else to back such legislation.

 

The Regulation Bill, a revolution that paves the way for Israeli annexation of Judea and Samaria, was championed by Jewish Home Party Chairman Naftali Bennett when it was introduced in December of 2016. This was another piece of legislation which was to normalize the Jewish communities in the Shomron with the rest of Israel sponsored, or at the least co-sponsored, by Jewish Home Party as a whole which passed the Knesset in February of 2017. The Supreme Court has not struck down this law thus avoiding a battle with the Knesset where many ministers had threatened to clip the wings of the Supreme Court if it should continue to believe they had veto power and were to examine every piece of legislation and decide on its meaning and even its validity. So, at least thus far, the Regulation Bill remains intact and passed.

 

Knesset Constitution Law and Justice Committee Meeting for discussion and vote on Regulation Bill, November 30, 2016.

Knesset Constitution Law and Justice Committee
Meeting for discussion and vote on Regulation Bill,
November 30, 2016.

 

The Likud Party and their support would be required for getting legislation enforcing the concept passed unanimously by their Central Committee. Despite what the media will come out and report or what Likud members in their excited, grab attention state will scream proudly into the closest microphone, this is far from a new concept and they are grabbing the thunder as the Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home Party, is already working to revitalize former legislation which proposed exactly this idea. Her efforts may have come as members of the Likud Party told her of their Central Committee coming support and thus she knew that the right time was approaching. Ayelet Shaked has championed this cause which was partially why she was tapped to be Justice Minister by Naftali Bennett and the hierarchy of the Jewish Home Party. She has also done a great amount of work making necessary adjustments to the way Justices and Judges are selected and balanced the Israeli adjudicators such that they now represent a wide variety of political attitudes, as they were rather one-sided when she took on being Justice Minister. She has been lauded as one of the best Justice Ministers as she has quietly and with minimal feather ruffling managed to radically alter much of the judicial problems that have plagued Israel for the past fifty years. It is not unusual for Likud to hold off supporting numerous Jewish Home Party proffered legislations simply to introduce a near identical legislation with great fanfare claiming that this will be remembered as a momentous day in Israeli legislative history. Well, if they had played straight, then that momentous day could have come earlier but doing so would have meant sharing the spotlight, and politicians do hate sharing the spotlight almost as much as others get steamed over others stealing their spotlight. But for those who watch and follow the Knesset realize, much of the groundbreaking legislation others put forth were originally ideas which came from Jewish Home Party, the party which represents religious Zionism and is a proudly conservative, Jewish, Zionist party with a bright future.

 

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December 6, 2017

Games Played by Mahmoud Abbas

 

Mahmoud Abbas knows that he is detested by many of the people over whom he rules in an area, which is permitted semi-autonomous governance, and spends his time all but trapped in his compound in Ramallah. He is viewed, or pretended, to be the key person who decides whether or not there will be peace and is the person most sought when Presidents of the United States decide to tackle the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is plied with bribes, platitudes and given additional pieces of precious real estate all in a fruitless effort for some magical two-state solution to the Palestinian problem. He is currently awaiting the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, to come bearing gifts and bribes in his effort to make what the President himself describes as the “ultimate deal” claiming it presents him with what may be his greatest challenge in solving. The fact that President Trump has set making peace where all before have failed likely has brightened the eyes of Mahmoud Abbas as he knows that he holds the final card to be played and has always laid down the deal breaker instead of playing the peace card. This is a problem of his own making as he has countless times promised that there can be no peace as long as Israel remains the Jewish State. By this, he means that Israel retains its Jewish majority and has not permitted the influx of five to as many as eight million Muslim Arab refugees who will simply vote the Jew out of existence. That is the deal-breaking card he holds to play last. How President Trump can change this reality, does not need remain a mystery. Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, the Heart of Judaism and the center of Israeli governance with the location of the Supreme Court, almost all government central offices and the Knesset Building (see image below) itself where the governance sits as well as the offices of the President and Prime Minister are all nested plus the Temple Mount, the site of the future Temple and place of the First and Second Temples.

 

Ariel View of Knesset Building

Ariel View of Knesset Building in Jerusalem

 

Meanwhile, Mahmoud Abbas has his toes in the waters warmed to a pleasing temperature by Iran where the initial requirement is reconciliation between Fatah, the PLO and the Iranian backed Hamas government in Gaza. There has been a tentative agreement reached and the initial phase has been established with Hamas permitting the Palestinian Authority to take over the Rafah Crossing into Egypt, a crossing the Egyptians currently have closed. This turnover is far more symbolic than any actual concession as Hamas brings in most of their weaponry through tunnels under the Egyptian border and receives almost all necessary trade goods, foods, medical supplies and exports their produce and products through the Erez Crossing and the Kerem Shalom Crossing through which numerous tons of goods are transferred.

 

According to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Well over a million tons of humanitarian supplies entered Gaza from Israel over the last 18 months equaling nearly a ton of aid for every man, woman and child in Gaza.” These deliveries are usually a well kept secret the media prefers not to discuss as it would take away from the image they prefer to paint Israel as the militarist giant which crushed Gazan hopes by shooting Gaza flotilla ships out of the water, another lie as they actually simply have them unload their goods at the port in Ashkelon and truck their goods into Gaza after assuring there are no weapons or dual use forbidden provisions. Israel also provides Gaza with approximately one third to one half of their electricity and much of their fresh water which is also not covered as the “blockade” which had been investigated by the European Union and United Nations and found both necessary and allowing humanitarian aid passage to both groups satisfaction, also something not often discussed. Much more fun to claim Israel is an awful task master as that is a far more popular image painted.

 

Tractor Trailer Trucks Lined Up to Enter Gaza with Supplies Daily

Tractor Trailer Trucks Lined Up to Enter Gaza with Supplies Daily

 

Further, Mahmoud Abbas has also left himself open to offers from Iran to provide all the necessary items to arm the Palestinian Authority, PLO and any other forces willing to assist in the Iranian dream of destroying Israel. Such weapons and other wonderful explosive items would be stored in Area A where the IDF is not permitted to operate, which includes but is not limited to places such as Nablus (Biblical Shechem), Bethlehem, Ramallah, Jenin and Hebron (Biblical Hevron). The Iranians would also desire to infiltrate IRGC* troops and likely their vaunted Quds force, a group specifically trained to take control of Jerusalem, specifically the Temple Mount and Old City which makes up much of what the Arabs refer to as East Jerusalem; Israelis and Jews simply refer to Jerusalem as an undivided city and it is governed as such. The main reason that Mahmoud Abbas is not jumping quite yet for the Iranian promised goodies, as well likely large amounts of funds which he can siphon off a good thirty or forty percent, is because he is waiting for a separate and potentially more lucrative deal from President Trump. This is why any Iran dealings either must be very deeply kept secrets, something an IDF intercepting Iranian weapons smuggling would expose. If President Trump were to suspect that Mahmoud Abbas was on the cusp of making a deal with Iran, then President Trump would be disabused of the notion that peace was possible. That would spoil any hopes of deal-making.

 

The Hamas reconciliation has continued at a painfully slow rate and is currently not exactly proceeding smoothly, another good point for making deals with President Trump is problems with completing reunification with Hamas. Everything Mahmoud Abbas does, he does with great care to make sure that he can, at any point, refute charges that he is making or breaking any deal he has in the works. Deal with Hamas, well, it is on for Hamas while working out particular and off as far as President Trump is told as it fell apart as you can plainly see but still moving forward as far as Iran is concerned so as to meet their expectations. If at this point you are confused, then Mahmoud Abbas has succeeded in dealing honestly with you. If you are capable of following this, well, he has muddied the water far more thoroughly than our simple little explanation has displayed. This is the typical number of balls the clown that is Mahmoud Abbas juggles on average with sometimes an Intifada to arrange while decrying the Israeli violence when police or IDF soldiers stop an attack or prevent one by intercepting the terrorist or sometimes shooting one. More often than reported, the shot terrorist is then given Israel assistance in an Israeli hospital free and nursed back to health and returned home when able where they receive a hero’s welcome.

 

Then there was this gem as reported in the New York Times, captioning a picture by Reuters of the teen in an Israeli hospital bed (see image below) “President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said Ahmad Manasra, 13, was killed by an Israeli on Monday. Then Israel released video of the living boy being treated in a hospital on Thursday.” Numerous news outlets quickly picked up the Abbas story word-for-word from the liar’s lips right onto their front pages or lead on the evening news all about the Israelis murdering this innocent young man simply for running when police ordered him to stop. Below the image is a video of him and his cousin chasing down Israelis with their knives in hand for stabbing them and at the end of the video with knife at the ready about to charge two armed Israeli police officers across the street. This was when he was shot. The story of his survival took from one day to close to a week if ever being corrected by news broadcasts and print and on-line media. Well, which story fits the average world media site better, Israel treats teenage terrorist shot while attacking police or Israeli police murder Palestinian child in cold blood, hear Mahmoud Abbas and his cold description of this horrid act of cold-blooded murder. Also, news providers hate being duped and hate reporting they were duped even worse. They should not feel bad, Mahmoud Abbas is a master at duping the media, which, of course, is not difficult as they drool for any Israel is evil story and then rush when they have one, forgetting to check their facts, but why allow facts to ruin a perfect accusation.

 

Picture by Reuters of the Teen Abbas Reported Killed in an Israeli Hospital Bed

Picture by Reuters of the Teen Abbas Reported Killed in an Israeli Hospital Bed

 

 

Now Mahmoud Abbas is readying to dupe the media and another United States President as he has been doing since he came to power after the death of master terrorist Yasser Arafat. It should be noted that Mahmoud Abbas was directly included in the oversight of the planning and execution of the Munich Olympic Games Terror Attack in which almost the entire Israeli Olympic team was murdered by Black September Group terrorists, a special core group of the PLO which was led by Yasser Arafat, and Mahmoud Abbas was in charge of financing and making arrangements for movement, accessing platforms and other details vital to mission success. Mahmoud Abbas initiates terror, encourages terror and pays terrorists and their families for their acts of murder. The remunerations are tied directly to the number of Jews they murder. This reaches such a scale and is so abhorrent to any civilized person that the United States Congress has passed the Taylor Force Act to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority uses for this purpose. This is mostly a feel good piece of legislation as Mahmoud Abbas will simply rename the funds and continue to pay the families and terrorists in prisons exactly what they get before this legislation and nothing will have changed. The United States will continue funding Mahmoud Abbas and his merry band of murderers and Abbas will continue the pay to slay salaries and incentives. Abbas has done everything he possibly can or will as soon as he thinks of new ways to reward terrorists. He made what has become his most infamous speech encouraging the beginning of the Stabbing Intifada with his “Filthy Feet” speech presented below.

 

 

Mahmoud Abbas has come up with a new incentive for terrorism by now promising that should the Israelis demolish your or your family’s house, the Palestinian Authority will build them an entirely new house for free, no more renting, no more mortgage payments, and a brand new house to replace whatever you lived in before. What a deal. There has been Arab terrorists who commit repeated attacks because in prison, they are fed and it is a means of making an income to support their family. Life in the Israeli prison for the terrorists includes soccer games, pretty much an open cell policy, frequent family and conjugal visitations and the prisoners have their own social life and picnic style lunches. For a description of the life of a terrorist, please read the article, “The Hard Life of Muslim Terrorists in Israeli Prison” for a fairly detailed and descriptive story. Needless to point out that this article is the exception, as again it does not paint Israel and the big, bad monster country run by a mob of venomous vipers who simply revel in the pain of others. Those stories are such a preponderance of evidence against Israelis that many people who came to Europe and took a Mediterranean cruise not realizing that Haifa, Ashkelon or even Tel Aviv were in Israel are shocked if they are brave enough to leave the ship and they find out Israelis are normative western society with some unique problems which have much to so with location and that Israel is not a police state with soldiers with machine guns on every corner just looking for an Arab without their identity card to shoot on the spot. Sure there are soldiers in uniform and many are carrying their service weapon with them, but that is part of what reduces the number of attacks and is what keeps our visitors safe as well as ourselves.

 

What amazes many is when they find out that the vast majority, approaching one-hundred percent, of Arabs or anyone shot in Israel by police or soldiers were in the commission of an act of crime which threatened lives. We do not shoot children for steeling an apple at the shuk. Many of the terrorists shot by police or soldiers were shot while actually attacking the obviously armed police or soldiers. One would ask why would a terrorist attack a heavily armed soldier carrying an assault rifle, a real capable of fully automatic assault rifle, not the pretend assault rifle Nancy Pelosi wants to ban which is really just a gun she believes looks ugly and threatening. The reason the terrorists, particularly the younger terrorists, attack heavily armed soldiers is two fold. First, they know if they get shot dead then their family receives an added bonus in their monthly payment for having a member of the family attack Israelis and this means their brothers and sisters will have enough to eat. Terrorism is quickly becoming the most popular, though not the longest lasting, job for Arab youths in the Palestinian Authority as their economy is ignored and poor at best. Secondly, it is an escape from a life where they have next to no possibility of getting married as their family is poor and men without money do not get wives. And finally, even should they survive, a good possibility as the soldiers and police are trained to shoot to injure rather than kill against lone terrorists, only if their lives are threatened are they even permitted this much defense. Often IDF soldiers have simply disarmed their attacker if not surprised, especially if they are very young, and then taken them home and turned them over to a worried mother still clutching the note from their ten year old or younger child telling mom not to worry, they have taken the knife missing from the kitchen and are going to kill the Jews. Turning them back to their mother will probably serve as a far better deterrent in many instances than arresting them. Yes, there are exceptions where parents send youths out to get the money from the government for the child perpetrating a terror act. The money paid by the Palestinian Authority is a great incentive to many and is a definite problem for all.

 

 

Meanwhile, President Trump according to reports is still stuck on two states for two people living side-by-side in peace, harmony and security. That is a pipe dream and a boat that will not float. If the Arab leadership had actually desired peace, there would be peace and if the IDF really did desire to genocidally murder Palestinian Arabs, there would be no Palestinian Arabs. Those are two truths which are basically ignored by the media and world leaders alike. President Trump will also ignore these truths at his own peril. Our advice, go one step beyond all other Presidents and move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem, recognize an undivided Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and tell Mahmoud Abbas he has four months to reach an agreement with Israel after which the United States will support Israel taking complete control of all of Judea and Samaria and any resorting to terror or violence will bring that decision that much faster and Israel will be permitted to relocate as many Palestinians as Israel deems necessary with your blessings. Either you are going to make the deal of a lifetime or you are going to give the Israelis the deal of a lifetime, Abbas can choose which.

 

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* IRGC stands for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

 

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