Beyond the Cusp

January 17, 2018

Avi Gabbay Single-Handed Palestinian Savior


Avi Gabbay, Chairman of the Zionist Union and Leader of the Labor Party recently stepped forward with a plan to rescue the Palestinian Authority (PA) from its timely death. Before jumping all over his completely unfathomable plan, let us first go to the PA for their assessment of the current situation. The easiest way to do this will be to quote Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a recognized terror organization, Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi. Hanan Ashrawi has stated, “The U.S. Administration seems to be following Netanyahu’s instructions to gradually dismantle the one agency that was established by the international community to protect the rights of the Palestinian refugees and provide them with essential services. This administration is thereby targeting the most vulnerable segment of the Palestinian people and depriving the refugees of the right to education, health, shelter and a dignified life,” as quoted by the Palestinian Arab news agency Wafa.


Hanan Ashrawi added that with this decision it “is also creating conditions that will generate further instability throughout the region and will demonstrate that it has no compunction in targeting the innocent. Once again the U.S Administration proves its complicity with the Israeli occupation by attempting to remove another permanent status issue off the table.” Her references are to the recent decisions and statements by President Trump with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and starting the process for moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem. Additionally, President Trump has decided that supporting UNRWA is counter-productive to the finding of a lasting peace. President Trump has in different Tweets and statements recognized the facts that the curriculum produced by UNRWA is formulated to produce terrorists to be thrown to destroy Israel and kill Israelis. UNRWA was also designed to perpetuate and increase the numbers of refugees by passing the refugee status from one generation to the next into perpetuity thus increasing the total numbers of refugees. They also do everything possible to basically incarcerate the refugee population preventing them from leaving their imprisoned enclosures defining the camps which are ringed with fences and concertina-wire. The entire raison d’être of UNRWA is to preserve and increase to the furthest extremes possible the numbers of refugees by incorporating every possible individual into the list of refugee such that their numbers alone could completely swamp Israel altering the demographics thus ending the Jewish majority and thus destroying the Jewish State. The entire intent of the Palestinian Arab society has been from the start not their stated desire for their own independent state but to destroy the Jewish State of Israel.


First, President Trump has taken the Jerusalem card off the table with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, the Historic Capital of Israel with a three-thousand year history in Jewish history. Then he defunded UNRWA casting it as, not merely unproductive, but completely counter-productive and having worked contrary to its presumed intended purpose. His description of UNRWA is a complete failure in recognizing any normative goal of caring for and resettling refugees as is the main function of every other refugee organization throughout history. The complete failure of UNRWA to productively care for the Palestinian refugees was the reason for their defunding by President Trump and it can be expected that initially there will be other nations and international institutions which will take up the deficit caused by President Trump’s move. With time supporting the additional funding for UNRWA will weigh heavily on those picking up the United States’ over one-third of a billion dollars annually as their base mark and close to one-third of the entire UNRWA budget, the nations picking up that much of the budget will find it onerous forcing them to abandon this increase and many likely to simply end their UNWRA funding all-together following the United States move. Simply defined, the United States ending UNWRA funding will most likely result in the defunding of UNWRA by most of their donors.


The one means of keeping UNWRA operating would be for the United Nations to take up the entirety of the funding for UNRWA adding that to its already over-bloated budget. Once UNWRA has to cut services, the refugees will start to disperse and basically melt into the rest of the world either returning to their original country of origin joining families already established. Others will head to new lands in Europe or North America or elsewhere eventually solving the Palestinian refugee problem as it should have been addressed seventy-five years ago. So, that makes two of the most troublesome cards, Jerusalem and Refugees, off the table making finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli problem far less complicated. Less complicated also means that the Palestinian Arab position is less of a threat to Israel and about to start a steady shrinking as UNRWA refugees start to seek other solutions to their situation other than waiting for their relocating in such a way as to destroy Israel. The end of UNRWA and the removing of Jerusalem by recognizing it as the Capital of Israel will terminate the ability for the Palestinian Authority to continue to threaten the very existence of Israel. The Palestinian Arab leadership must now face making some agreement which is acceptable to Israel as well as themselves before Israel can simply ignore the Palestinians as their ever weakening position soon leads to their having no real reason for a state. The only change required now would be to apply Israeli civil rule over the areas of Judea and Samaria (Jordanian named West Bank) which would allow for the Arabs who desire relocating back to their nation of origin joining their families and former communities or finding a new place to restart their lives without the fear of the death penalty they now face for selling their properties to any non-Arab. Polls have shown as many as two-thirds of Palestinian Arabs would relocate to another country if they could sell their homes and properties to Israelis or even Europeans or any non-Arab without facing a death sentence as soon as even a rumor surfaces that they intend on selling their property, often a sentence executed by vigilante justice permitted and sanctioned by the PA.


So, now back to Avi Gabbay, Chairman of the Zionist Union and Leader of the Labor Party, and his intention for a great surrender. He recently spoke at a “diplomatic” conference and repeated the messianic mantra that he saw “the two-state solution for two peoples as the solution for our security.” He spoke that Israel should permit the formation of an Arab state within the lands which Jordan occupied for nineteen years until the Six Day War and its liberation by Israeli forces. He referenced the oppression that the “West Bank” Arabs, 95% of whom live under self-rule, live under as repeatedly referenced in the furtive imaginations of the European Union and leftists worldwide. What Avi Gabbay ignores, as usual, is the immediate threat such a state would pose to Israel. But that would be the least of the threats, as Avi Gabbay also believes that he has a better idea to salvage the UNRWA refugees before President Trump’s defunding works for depopulating the refugee camps by relocating the entirety of the five million plus as well as any other Arabs who desire, after the establishment of the Arab entity, to relocate and join the warfare against the existence of Israel. We have a special picture (shown below) which depicts the likely result of placing an Arab entity which would, more likely than not, become ruled by Hamas, just as occurred in Gaza, and they fired even the most simple rockets with merely a ten mile range, sufficient to reach the Mediterranean Sea from the Judean hills overlooking Tel Aviv where the width of Israel is approximately nine miles. This would be the result from allowing an Arab state along the Green Line as Avi Gabbay is suggesting. This is his answer to Mahmoud Abbas throwing temper tantrums, insulting President Trump and threatening the President’s family with the Arabic curse of, “May your house be demolished,” which infers that your entire extended family be thrown into the street left to scrape and beg living as humiliating a life as possible. Talk about burning your bridges behind you.


Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace and Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace
Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace


This should settle the talk and claims by the very same Avi Gabbay about how the Zionist Union is as Zionist, if not more Zionist than Likud, Bayit Yehudi and all the other parties. We would love to know how Avi Gabbay defines Zionist, because we fear it is very different from our definition. We define Zionist as one who believes in the State of Israel as defined by our Prophets and observing the dictates of Hashem in Torah to settle all of the lands. The heart of those lands is Judea and Samaria and centered on Jerusalem. There are over twenty Arab states making up their colonial empire, the last of the empires, and a single Jewish nation which has existed in perpetuity simply waiting for its children to return. Their return in 1948 was predicted over two-thousand years ago, as we explained in detail in our article titled, “It’s Nothing Personal, We Just Hate You.” The return is an ongoing affair and the world is approaching an obvious critical juncture where the future could go either direction, a world which congeals peaceably and mankind enters an age approaching perfection or devolves into a chaotic turmoil of war and vengeance. We have described these potential futures across numerous articles and will likely do so again in the future. What this future does not include in the final result precludes an Arab state west of the Jordan River. Perhaps that is the reason behind the strangest election in recent history, the election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, the restoration of borders nearer the Torah defined borders of the Jewish State (see maps below). The future will tell much but we have a feeling that the faster the world befriends Israel and no longer will works to erase the Jewish State, the better our futures turn out.


Modern Israel Borders and Twelve Tribes of Israel

Modern Israel and Twelve Tribes of Israel


We hope that the world turning against Israel was defining the recent votes in the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly from the final year of the Presidency of Barack Obama and the first year of the Presidency of Donald Trump. With any fortune, we will slowly but surely receive more support from the world as that can only work to improve the world.


Beyond the Cusp


March 3, 2013

Yet Another Shabbat Bombshell

The election season in Israel emphasized and cemented the concept and use of the late in the day Friday news shocker. It seemed that late in the day every Friday there was some revelation about occasionally Likud and more often Jewish Home which was over-hyped and cast as a game-changer or the end of their campaign garnering a high finish in the next Knesset. The election really did not turn or even appear to respond much to the hyperventilating press and their alarming discoveries which appeared like clockwork minutes before Shabbat. Now that the election has passed into the coalition forming mode where results are supposedly more easily determined the press still will not give up on their Shabbat bombshells. So, in another alarming news rumor timed just in time for Shabbat we are treated in one of the television news reports that Prime Minister Netanyahu is planning to impose another building freeze on the areas of Judea and Samaria excepting the recognized settlement blocs. This was claimed to have been imparted to MK Uri Ariel of the Bayit Yehudi Party during coalition talks by unnamed Likud representatives. The amount of credibility which can be relied upon from this Shabbat bombshell is highly dubious and will likely get a full rebuttal likely from both parties, or at least some clarification which will no doubt muddle up the whole deal placing the fog of political spin replete with at least a few words of unknown or variable definitions which adjust as reactions are measured. Well, we should see these from various party officials and possibly even from Netanyahu or Bennett themselves. But what if these reports are true?


Well, the one thing we know about which might be the driving initiator of such a move would be the approaching visit from United States President Obama who is rumored to be accompanied by his new Secretary of State John Kerry. Secretary of State Kerry, as we might recall, is the man with the latest and newest plan to revitalize the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis and who also knows exactly what needs to be done in order to steer the negotiations to a final solution consisting of a Palestinian state next to Israel with both living together with peace and security. Just what the world needs, another expert with promising self-promotional claims, declarations and assertions claiming to know the route to Middle East Nirvana coming on the scene in his new position which will allow him to test his presumably great ideas. Perhaps Prime Minister Netanyahu is expecting Secretary Kerry to simply rerun through the same absurd ideas which his boss, President Obama, applied in his first try at solving the foremost Gordian Knot in the world of diplomacy. Whatever the reasoning behind this latest idiocy, which is the sole applicable term for another building freeze, be it limited or permanent, it is an idea whose time should never return.


But what if some unknown form of insanity has gripped Prime Minister Netanyahu and he is actually planning another building freeze, what will be the likely results? If, as the report claimed, Netanyahu is actually attempting to punish those living beyond the Green Line because of the assumption that they register in fairly significant numbers to the Likud Party in order to vote for people who will support their efforts and positions placing them higher on Likud’s Knesset list yet did not vote in matching numbers for Likud in the elections, this is honestly a real good way of reinforcing their idea that Likud does not want them nor does it support them as a principle plank for the party. Actually, it is very likely the negative campaign run by Likud which was largely aimed at Jewish Home Party or their leader, Naftali Bennett, often using the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria as a divisive, polarizing wedge issue. This seeming condemnation and deriding of the support for the settlement enterprise which is at the heart of the Jewish Home Party by many Likud attacks during the campaign were very likely responsible for the lack of support and number of Likud Party members from these communities to decide to take their vote elsewhere as they felt unappreciated and even a victim of the Likud Party’s political attacks. This was on top of the original building freeze imposed after United States President Obama demanded one as part of his original pressuring of Israel to facilitate conditions which would bring Mahmoud Abbas back to the negotiating table. Mahmoud Abbas had made some claims as the building freeze was nearing its conclusion that he was prepared to return to negotiation if the freeze was extended until negotiations reached an actual peace accord between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Perhaps Secretary Kerry or possibly President Obama himself have made known to Prime Minister Netanyahu that their first step in efforts to restart the negotiation will be to insist Israel impose a permanent building freeze on areas beyond the Green Line and the Prime Minister is simply informing those who are considering joining the coalition what he is being pressured into doing. Whatever the reason, another building freeze in Judea and Samaria will very likely bring about the end of Likud as a center right or nationalist party and very well could lead to Likud following the same path to oblivion which appears to have been taken by Kadima. Surrendering to world pressures by imposing building freezes or disengagements granting land to the Palestinian Authority while receiving nothing in return is the fast track to becoming a nonviable party in Israel. If this Shabbat bombshell proves true, then we are very possibly going to see new elections fairly quickly as it is doubtful that Netanyahu would even be able to survive a no confidence vote even if it were taken solely within the Likud Party, let alone the entire Knesset. Promising to impose a building freeze might even make forming a coalition impossible for Netanyahu and the Likud Party unless a way would be found to have the Labor Party and Shas to join the coalition. Of course making a coalition with the Labor Party as a crucial member would make the coalition very fragile and unlikely to hold together through any vote of no confidence. Such a coalition would ironically find itself vulnerable to the exact same wedge issue used by the Likud Party in the campaigns, anything pertaining to curtailing the expansion of Jewish settlements beyond the Green Line.


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