Beyond the Cusp

January 31, 2019

The World Where Israel is Just Another Nation

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Just walk with us here for a while and let us examine how different the world would be if Israel were just one nation amongst all the others, no separate treatment, no organized and oil financed hate programs (or should they be called what they are, economic pogroms), no organized programs blanketing the larger and more prestigious universities and colleges, no oil financed terrorism on her borders, no rockets fired into her lands from much of her border, no looming threats from Hezballah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, no dictatorships set up on her borders for the sole reason of genocidal hatred driven murders, no intifada and no constant United Nations condemnations; just a little nation nestled along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea, a nation about the size of New Jersey (see map if New Jersey replacing Israel with approximations of cities paired from each), a nation struggling from her birth just over seventy years ago and a nation which is really a marvel when one looks at her with unbiased eyes, objectively and without any tints of hatred or vile recriminations clouding vision obscuring the truth.


New Jersey Representing Israel in Middle East New Jersey City’s name on the top Israeli City’s name on the bottom

New Jersey Representing Israel in Middle East
New Jersey City’s name on the top
Israeli City’s name on the bottom


Imagine that Israel almost never makes the headlines in the New York Times at least twice each month claiming some recriminating proof that Israel is a terrible place. It really is not as we live here and it is simply very nice. Imagine that Israel was not forced into a war every two to three years because hundreds to thousands of rockets were being fired over her border. By the way, the first sign that something was wrong, as reported by the New York Times, would be when Israel finally responds to the assaults on her people. Then it is front page news, Israel attacks Gaza or Lebanon and somewhere around the next to last paragraph on a back page after two referrals to follow the article they finally report that Israel had been besieged by rockets for the past six weeks and the escalation had reached a point where it was no longer able to tolerate. Another way Israel is cast in a bad light in reports in the news is when they report that the Israeli police or the IDF killed a Palestinian Arab and eventually the article will note that the Palestinian Arab who was killed was attempting to kill the police or IDF attacking them with a knife, and they are not using the kitchen butter knife, even though some do take the meat cleaver or the largest carving knife from their kitchen while others use knives designed for combat situations. Without such reports along with the glowing coverage given to anti-Israel protests, many of which are paid for by the oil kingdoms of the Middle East or the Muslim Brotherhood and its numerous organizations which act in concert with the Muslim Brotherhood directions. We just have to bring up one reporter who was asking questions of an IDF command officer who had a question concerning the Iron Dome systems. This reporter asked the IDF commander why Israel has not provided the Iron Dome systems to the people of Gaza to protect them from missiles fired into Gaza. The commander simply called on the next reporter. The biggest item to report on in the Gaza war was the casualty statistics with some coverage reaching stages of ghoulish proportions that it often appeared as if they were asking, where are the dead Israelis, actually more like where are the dead Jews. For an excellent, if long, article which may tempt one to take notes, can be read here. But enough about how Israel is mercilessly vilified by much of Western media, let us go on to what if Israel made the news as often as and for similar reasons as Canada or Shangri-La.


If Israel were any normative nation which is the homeland of its people, obviously not all of them as some reside elsewhere just as every one of French origins do not reside in France, not all Chinese live in China or Taiwan and not all Filipinos reside in the Philippines. Thus, not all Jews live in Israel. Further, not all Israeli citizens are Jewish, only about 70% with close to 20% are Arab plus 2% Christian as well as 2% Druze with Bedouin, Hindu, Filipinos and Baha’I making up the remaining 4% or there abouts. Another item which people often get wrong is that the Jews of Israel are not predominantly European. There is a close balance between European Jews and Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews largely refugees from the Arab and Muslim worlds. The remainder which accounts for between ten and fifteen percent (some guesswork here) are largely from India, South America and Ethiopia. The Jews in Israel span the racial spectrum from Caucasian to Indian or Ethiopian and virtually every possible inclusion between. Israel, other than for the large percentage being Jewish, is a fairly normal appearing Western nation with people from all corners of the globe and racial mix probably more varied than the average European nation. Certainly, the population is very diverse for a nation of Israel’s size. Israel does make one list which is very positive, the happiness index of nations where Israel was number eleven, last time we checked. As residents and citizens of Israel, we can verify that Israelis are, as a whole, very happy people, very helpful, courteous, kind and understanding. Our little theory is that the having to mix populations from varied origins, most arriving with little wealth, and reviving a language which had been considered a dead language used solely in religious services longer than Latin, namely Hebrew, that Israel has one of the most diverse and interesting mixes of the various populations.


Israel would make a great success story if only anybody cared to report the positive sides of Israel. Israel is the first nation to be revived after over two millennia of her being conquered and her people dispersed over the entire planet. Hebrew is the only language to have been considered dead to be revitalized and brought into daily use. Within seventy years Israel has become one of the leaders in the technology fields, specifically apps and computer technologies, both hardware and software. Israel has been named the Start-up Nation as she has the most start-up companies per capita even ahead of the United States who came in a respectable second. Israel is a leader in agricultural technologies. She has led the way in providing agricultural know how to African farmers assisting them in using less water and gaining greater yields from their crops. Israel also has provided numerous small villages and tribal villages with electrical power and cell phone service allowing them contact with the outside world for the first time. These systems use batteries which are recharged from solar technologies while they provide a tower and microwave relay to connect them with cell service. Israel is a leader in healthcare industries inventing new procedures, inventing or improving medical devices such as heart stents, making strides in cancer treatment and research and also making progress with treating age related diseases and many of the mentally handicapping diseases and birth defects. One of the areas in which an Israeli company has made strides is developing procedures for treating infant heart disabilities and spreading their knowledge. They have taught many surgeons these procedures and even in many cases opened up new departments in the hospitals whose physicians they have trained with all the required equipment, monitors and supplies. For young children with heart problems outside of the places treatments are available, they bring the child with family to Israel and treat them in Israel (this includes bringing children from nations with no relations with Israel clandestinely through a third neutral nation while never marking Israel on their travel documents, as doing so could endanger their lives. Excuse the plug here, but this group has a descriptive name, Save a Child’s Heart. These would be the kind of news stories coming from Israel if only she were a normal nation.


But Israel is not just another nation, is she. No, she is the home, ancient home, of the Israelites who later became the Judeans which, thanks to the Greeks and Romans after them simplifying things like names, simply Jews. This makes Israel the Jew amongst the nations of the world. This little statement defines the problem succinctly. Being the Jewish nation makes Israel the new and largest target for those who hate Jews, and we are talking about more than a few neo-Nazi and white supremacists. Anti-Semitism has a number of categories under which one must seek to find the truth. There are the above alt-right groups, communists, most of Islam, and the latest and fastest growing group, the progressives and the left, specifically the far left. The rapidly growing leftist anti-Semitism is the reason that Israel is so vilified by the Western media which has a far left bias. The hate-fest on the left is only going to grow and will become a force in Western politics sooner rather than later. The most recent elections in the United States may have the first wave of true anti-Israel bias declaring the Congress as their home turf causing Israel possible difficulties as described in this article. Then there are dark clouds over parts of Europe. Ireland is considering passing mandatory BDS legislation forbidding doing business with many Israeli companies. Britain may elect Jeremy Corbin as their next Prime Minister along with the Labor Party and its reported anti-Semitic problems which are gaining power and have found their home right along with the far left. The far left across Europe will continue to pose a greater and greater set of problems for Israel in her relations with much of Europe and the European Union. Israel’s best friends come from groups which make progressive and leftist Jews nervous, the right wing nationalists of Europe and the Republican Party in the United States. Israel was once a strong-point for leftists but Israel did something unforgivable, she started winning. Israel is no longer the weak surprise victor in the Six Day War. With her repeat performance after a debacle of a start to the following Yom Kippur War, Israel was now a problem because she was proving to have inner strength and resilience. Then there was the deal-breaker, the Israeli economy started to improve and continued to improve as the governments became more conservative and supportive of Capitalism. Israel stepped back slightly from her socialist beginnings which endeared her to the left and became a strong capitalist nation with nationalist governments becoming the norm.


Then Israel refused to surrender completely to the Palestinians, the new media and leftist darlings who could do no wrong. That was the last straw for the far left as they fully throatily support the Palestinian cause. As the average citizen of Europe and North America rely heavily on the mainstream media and the news blurbs they catch between half-hour blocks of their favorite music, their knowledge about Israel is between scant and none. We are talking real and actual knowledge, not the wild and horrific picture Israel has been painted as by the media. Some of the editorial cartoons and many op-ed pages are close to being reconditioned material taken from Der Stürmer, the Nazi tabloid. Just as hateful against the Jews is telling old blood libels as news, they also published sexually explicit, anti-Catholic, anti-Communist, and anti-monarchist propaganda. They were the Fascist paper which supported the Nazis but without carrying their twisted cross thus gaining more general acceptance. The problem is Israel has replaced the Jew as the target for anti-Semitic hatred. Zionism is the new Judaism and is the beast which must be driven into the ground and killed. This is the only explanation for why the media parrots the lies and exaggerations provided as the official line by Hamas concerning Israel during the conflicts they have had with Israel. Then, when Hamas tells the truth that stating, “Fifty of the sixty-two Gazans killed in border violence were our members,” nobody prints it or shows the video (see below) on the news of the Hamas official broadcast and the silence was deafening. But then again, why show a story which has the people your reporting has been covering for and telling the Western world that the Israelis have murdered innocent peaceful protesters along the Gaza border all day long and then have Hamas official spokesperson claim that fifty out of sixty-two, over eighty-percent, of the casualties were Hamas operatives, terrorists, not innocent peaceful protesters. To make matters worse adding insult to injury, from further down in the article, allow us to quote, “The Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad had said on Tuesday that three members of its Saraya al-Quds military wing were killed by Israeli forces in Khan Younis.” That makes it fifty-three terrorists out of sixty-two, that is over eighty-five percent, on this single day of rioting and sending incendiary balloons into Israel, with rushing the border fence, burning thousands of tires, attempted breaching of the border, snipers crawling to the fence and more violence and almost all the Western nightly news showed the youths playing soccer and families having picnics claiming these were the examples of everyone at the Hamas ordered March of Return protest. The pictures shown on the newscasts were of the peaceful protesters who were close to half a mile from the fence and the violence. But the news cameras continued to point eastward with all the actual events taking place behind them to the west towards the border with Israel, but they had a story to sell. Israel murdering innocents during peaceful protest, that was their story and they were going to stick with it, and this means they could never show the prideful Hamas spokesperson claiming they had fifty shahids, dead martyrs, out of the sixty-two fatalities with Islamic Jihad claiming three others, nothing but the best chosen shots for the news, no reality television here.



That is what is so aggravating and sorry all at the same time. Israel is given short shrift no matter what she does. There is not an accusation which has not been leveled at Israel, as she can do nothing right. We face a world which desires that we surrender our lands to people who would just as soon see us dead. The one item we can give to Hamas is at least they say exactly what they mean. In their charter, they say it as plain as noon on a hot August day, they desire completely eradicating the Jews from the world. They desire to destroy Israel but they also have plans for what to do afterwards, murder every Jews on planet Earth. They desire the murder of approximately fifteen-million Jews ending our existence on planet Earth. Hamas has plans to complete the work begun by the Roman Empire, then followed up upon by Adolph Hitler and Hamas will pick up the remainder. That is what comes from the world’s first and greatest persecution of the whole of Israel completely, and this is exactly what the Quran calls for, from every follower of Allah must have this visceral hatred for the Jewish People. The Jews are to be denied basic rights such as land ownership. The Jews are to be eradicated and Iran has adopted this theme aiming to be the first to actually complete just such a task. This is part of the dream, that they not only eradicate the Jews within Israel and restore Islamic rule over the lands currently held by Jews, but then Hamas will do whatever it takes to eradicate the Jews in their entirety. This is simply further proof that their leadership is obsessed with destroying the Jewish People. This will leave them permanently dissatisfied and will bring about their downfall.


Beyond the Cusp


January 21, 2019

United Nations is at it Again


As per usual, the world meddlers from Turtle Bay, New York have come up with a grand title with which most people would believe was a noble effort. This one is named, “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.” What it is, is exactly the opposite, as the less wealthy nations empty out and the developed world becomes impoverished and overpopulated. This is simply a power grab by the United Nations to take over national sovereignty and border security regarding immigration. Under the guise of improving the dreadful state under which people are permitted to emigrate into the developed world and companies permitted to enrich themselves by simply purchasing lands and taking the mineral and other wealth in the soil, and discarding it when finished. This plan is to simply make borders into a formality and not permitting governments from preventing people from entering their nation as they would have no recourse to prevent entry into any nation. What they have conveniently left out from this concept is they have not made it illegal to prevent people from leaving their country. One might ask what is the difference, and in there lies the little secret.


Many of the poorest nations have a two-fold problem. First, these nations have a small group of rich people which these nations could all but imprison, not allowing them to go outside the country. Second, they have a class of criminals who steal in order to survive and being arrested, to these people, is a number of days with free food and shelter. These are people who know of no other ways to feed themselves and are simply a burden on the nation and allowing them to leave is of benefit while their gaining entrance to a nation which is well off would be a big problem. They currently know that the wealthy nations will simply prevent these people from entering and deporting most of those caught illegally entering their nation. The United Nations desires turning the current systems on their heads. Their plan is to take over government policies on immigration control. The United Nations desires to take over border control, and if they do half as decent a job as UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon) has done curbing Hezballah from massing rockets, ambush positions and other weaponry along the Israeli border south of the Litani River, then we have everything to worry about as they have done nothing to prevent or even report such movements and buildup. The difference is that UNIFIL’s disastrous fulfillment of their mandate would not be a factor as they could simply vote from New York and then the United Nations will have simply erased borders.


This new compact, the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” is another means of permitting the United Nations in taking over any nation. The formula is quite simple, one initially removes any border security and then while people storm over the border, which was previously closed, into a now enlightened and spiritually freed nation who is accepting the price for having amassed great wealth; they will from now on also receive the peasants who are basically unwanted. Third World nations will simply open up their prisons and send these people across borders until they too reach the promised lands, Europe, the United States, Canada, or other wealthy nation including Israel. Under this agenda, there is nothing they can do to prevent the entry of these people. Needless to say, the United Nations will not busy themselves enforcing any unilateral border definitions as some nations will want to retain their people who have accrued great wealth. A nation not permitting them to leave would be frowned upon but not prevented; only entrance restrictions would be nullified. That is the real and effective target for which this concept of the United Nations is aiming. This would be the United Nations answer to President Trump’s wall, a demand that any such wall have no means of controlling travel in and out of such a national border. This is nothing short of international welfare with a nasty twist, and that is where the ‘greatness’ of this idea becomes evident.


United Nations Headquarters and Piece of New York Skyline including the Trump Tower

United Nations Headquarters
and Piece of New York Skyline
including the Trump Tower


Under the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” the United Nations decides when and if you may protect your borders. The United Nations desires to go further and not permit discussions as to whether or not this is placed into effect. No negative news coverage of such a plan has aired and this is odd when they are attempting to destroy the need for any border security. Meanwhile the United Nations has been busy with a compact which was adopted without a vote at an international conference last month in Morocco, in which the U.S. declined to take part. The United Nations are not fools as they have decided not to take any actions on such a prospective concept immediately but not until 2019 or 2020 to take the initial steps to implementation. How convenient that they will restart seeking universal support for such as the United States enters into their next Presidential elections. We foresee the Democrat campaign against President Trump referring to him as attempting to deny the United Nations and aiming to destroy the United Nations. Further, the United Nations as the giver of flexible borders will finally have the law they have sought with which to transfer the world into that perfect Nirvana. The developed world will be overrun and cease to exist while the third world will become wealthy as they will continue as they have, but these large areas of land they will sell to the highest bidder. This idea turns border security on its head and permits for absolutely no border security. This compact was adopted without a vote at an international conference last month in Morocco, in which the United States declined to take part. The resulting draft was endorsed on December 19, 2018, by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, over American protests. But the United Nations does indeed face a challenge for making this threatened behavior into enforceable international law.


The current holder of the White House desires a preventive wall to be built across the length of the border, not open the border to all comers. This idea has worked so well across Europe where anyone is permitted to cross any European border from one European Union member state to anther. This has permitted the refugees to make their way across Europe heading for Germany and the other countries with the highest benefits for those who are unemployable or desire living off the state rather than working. Many of these refugees were raised under socialist governance and find capitalism to be foreign to them. They are used to the state providing everything they require to live but find that they think they should be granted even more. They realize that under European rule that they can receive far greater remunerations and can live almost regally compared to in their former home country. This was how they used the European Union and its erasure of borders to their advantage as they made their way often from Greece, one of the least well off European nations, to Germany, one of the wealthiest nations.


The real target of this concept is the United States. They are the golden apple which has remained just out of reach and now they have it in their sights. Expect that should the United States elect a Democrat to the White House that they would sign America to this concept and as soon as a Republican would attain that high office, they would pull the United States out of any such agreement. We do not see the United States Senate giving their approval over the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.” Any Senator voting for such a treaty, and this would be considered a treaty, would be signing the end of their career as they would most likely be defeated in the next elections. This idea of erasing enforcement of borders is meant to remove any definition of any nation as unique or for a specific people. Yes, we are referring specifically to Israel, as she has had to erect border barriers along most of her border to prevent the influx of refugees and others which would eventually lead to her not being the homeland of the Jews but just the homeland to the impoverished of Africa. Of course, the destruction of Israel would just be another cherry atop the ice cream to the United Nations. This is nothing more than the next giant leap being attempted by the United Nations to speed us all along to that miracle cure-all for everything that ails you, single world governance under the auspices of the United Nations. This menagerie of third world tin-pot dictators and stooges have craved for the day when they could destroy even the most powerful nations without any need for the military to invade, just send them all your criminal elements and your starving masses. Then, once they are gone, then all, every red cent, of foreign aid can go directly into your pocket without any need for chicanery.


We have called recently for Israel to leave the United Nations. Should this preposterous idea for the subsuming of the first world by the third world is just one of many reasons for an Israeli withdrawal. When was the last time that Israel served in the rotation of the Security Council? That is a trick question as she never has been selected. Another trick question is in what regional unit does Israel belong in the United Nations. Israel was originally assigned to the Middle East but the Arab world refused to allow her to attend meetings or be a part of anything, then she was assigned to the United States which was decidedly unfair as then she would gain too much influence it was feared. Finally, she was squeezed into the European block where she has languished ever since treated exactly as one would expect an intruder would be treated. The reality is that Israel is the orphaned nation within the United Nations which nobody desires as a friend or even a compatriot, and has nothing to gain from remaining other than abuse she receives as a member. True, Israel gets to make speeches before a largely empty room as the majority of delegates leave whenever the Israeli representative is given the floor. Israel gets kicked in the teeth often enough by the world media, they do not need the United Nations in order to feel the love emanating towards her by the world. The Arab League often takes care of letting Israel know whom they hate.


There is no upside to the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” as for the developed world it is a sirens’ song sweetly singing and for the undeveloped world it will rob them of their main resource, people power, as their populations head for the closest free world industrial power departing for greener shores. The people it will claim it is intended to help are those stuck currently in lands which they desire to flee and where they are in mortal danger. This is the fig leaf that this “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” will hide behind hoping that such a noble cause will entrap the votes it will require. But there are the few nations who would never allow such an idea and they also hold veto power in the United Nations Security Council. China and Russia would not particularly have a preference for this legislation to be ratified as they would fear losing the best and brightest who would seek fortune in the United States or Europe. Those nations who desired to prevent their populations from migrating would not be deterred by this passing. Let’s be realistic, does anybody see Iran or North Korea opening up their borders and allowing those desiring to leave and live in another country? If this is your idea of what will result from this becoming international law, then you need the rose tinting on your spectacles to be checked and if they do not have the optional reality filter, you should get one so you could at least see the truth. The “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” idea from the United Nations is a trap for the developed world and would be used to redistribute wealth as a final result in order to balance things and keeping people in their own nation. This is a bold step towards that one world government as national governments must be subsumed and made mere enforcement tools for world governance. That is the end destination that “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” is supposed to take the world and fortunately, there are those fighting back from the more sane places on earth. Unfortunately, in these days where the lunatics run the asylum, the truly sane who oppose the single world governance are treated as completely mad and the pawns leaping to their slaughter by the one world governance run by the United Nations are treated as being the wise and sagely ones. It is truly a world turned upside-down.


A World All Upside Down

A World All Upside Down


This great leap forward named, “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” is simply another step towards that presumably wondrous, spectacular, visionary and sold as stupendous world which will be the people of the world’s future and fate. The United Nations sponsors changes to the ruling paradigm under which the world has existed for millennia claiming that their alterations to the status quo are the bromides which will repair the world. In Judaism we have a similar concept called Tikkun Olam, which translates roughly into “Change the World.” Where some leftist Jews have misappropriated this term to mean the leftist and Democrat Party agendas, what it actually calls on us to do to make the world a better place is to do introspection and make everything we do and say more reasoned and done for the betterment of all. Tikkun Olam calls on Jews to repair themselves and by doing so do their small part in repairing the world. We believe that until one has repaired the self, the world can wait while they get their own house in order. Once everyone had completed that task, the world will have been repaired. But the United Nations takes a different route whereby they wish to change everyone else to their envisioned version of reality and never ever look inside to see if they have their rooms cleaned and straightened. The United Nations is the two year old in the middle of the room throwing tantrums constantly wanting attention and approval ignoring all the damage they cause. Examples abound such as the rape scandals from almost every peacekeeping mission, their inability to contain Hezballah, the inefficiency of their food distribution systems which all too often break down when the food reaches the docks where it sits until it spoils to almost everything they touch from the UNHRC claiming Israel is to blame for honor murders in the regions ruled by the Palestinian Authority, the group Mahmoud Abbas rules, to UNESCO claiming the Jews have no historical claim to the Temple Mount, Hevron, the Cave of the Patriarchs etc. Finally there is UNRWA which is the only refugee serving organization to take 750,000 refugees and over a period of seven decades turn them into over six-million refugees without settling a single refugee to a permanent home outside their camps and has barbed wire and armed guards monitoring their camps to assure that none of them go and find their own place to live a normal life. Now the world is supposed to turn their borders over to the United Nations? You will excuse us if we are less than enthused about the idea and are glad that Israel will eventually claim all her land and those who wish to murder them in their sleep are told they may go find a new home, preferably far away from us.


Beyond the Cusp


December 30, 2018

Strange Games in Israel Played


Some Israelis who live near the Gaza, Lebanon, Egyptian or other borders play an odd game while going to bed and fall asleep. This game is more prevalent for those residing on the ground floor. They listen intently to the sounds working their way through their pillows and into their ears to be discerned by their brains. Is that sound reverberations from the heater or air-conditioning, the vibrations of the computer fan whirring at its higher speed, the vibrations of trucks hitting speed bumps or terrorists digging an infiltration tunnel under their bedroom. This summer the IDF also played the game of whack a tunnel. They used secret technologies and located dozens of Hamas tunnels which were exploded which destroyed millions if not billions of Euros in cash and provisions to construct. The same Euros which were intended for reconstruction of the ravages of previous wars, repair roads, water works, electrical generation and distribution and aid their economy which has suffered greatly from the dedication of their rulers, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to terrorism and the destruction of Israel. That was the summer and now it is fall. This fall and probably into the winter, the IDF is playing that same game on the Lebanon border. Thusfar the IDF has located four or five such tunnels dug from Lebanon under the border into northern Israel which have since been demolished. We can only guess which border the IDF may find more tunnels invading into Israel from her neighbors. The border with Gaza is being updated with a version of fence which reached into the ground many meters standing as a barrier in the opposite direction from the fence the Gazan rioters are constantly threatening to destroy in order to swarm into Israel on a murdering spree where they are wildlings killing whomever they meet. Then there are the problems which no defensive wall, fence or obstacle can prevent, mortars, rockets and missiles. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have likely thousands which can reach well into Israel and Hezballah has over 150,000 rockets and missiles many of which can reach anywhere in Israel. All of these terrorist forces are allied and under the direction of Iran. Iran, that is the real threat to any possibility for peace in the Middle East and perhaps well beyond.


These games are not really games; they are very serious business and very real threats. The world conveniently ignores these threats while they continue trading with Iran providing the Mullahs with a steady flow of funds. The aid they send to the Palestinian Arabs pays for those tunnels out of Gaza. Their money infused to the Palestinian Authority allows Mahmoud Abbas to have his ‘pay to slay’ program driving increasing stabbings, vehicular homicides and other forms of terrorism targeting Israelis. To all too many of the Europeans, the terrorism in Israel is deserved because the Jews actions beg for the Arabs to desire to murder them. But the terrorist acts in Europe are the fault of the Israelis because the Jews make the Arabs want to murder Europeans. At the United Nations, all the terrorism in the world can be traced back to what Israel has done and the wars, as the old trope states, are the fault of the Jews and thus caused by Israel. The growth of anti-Israelism, well, not growth but continued exploding anti-Israelism as well as anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism worldwide, are just another symptom of the spreading of an illness in the world. There is an old belief which is best stated as, ‘Hate which starts with the Jews, seldom ends with the Jews.’ The reality is that it is not really about the Jews, it is about hate. That is why hate of the Jews seldom ends with the Jews because there are and never will be enough Jews to contain the growing hate. Hate, once set free to seek targets often starts with the most vulnerable group, always a minority of which the Jews are one of the smallest, and as it becomes more accepted in the public sphere, then something begins to be evident as the hate spreads and grows, that initial minority is incapable of being the only target for the hatreds. This then spreads the hate further and includes the next minority to target. Highlander was a story which tells one what the result of these various hates lead to as people give their hate reasons because hate without reason is an abomination, this means, since those doing the hating, that their hate must be based on reality, on a logical means of reasoning, thus those they hate are impure, imperfect, diseased or whatever makes their hate meaningful. Once people start to weed out those who are beneath their expectation, then as time flows, the bar is raised and eventually it will be raised to a point that some who were once amongst those doing the hate to those who are now derided and the target of the hate and in the end, there can be only one.


In the End there Can Be Only One

In the End there Can Be Only One


Israel has found part of the answer for the missiles and rockets and other projectiles in the Iron Dome systems. The problem is that Israel would require so many of these Iron Dome systems that it would become cost prohibitive. Even further on this scale is the fact that each interceptor costs around fifty-thousand dollars while the rockets they prevent cost approximately fifty to one-hundred dollars. One does not need to be a genius at mathematics to see where the problem will arise. This is almost a universal problem when it comes to defensive systems compared to even the most simple offensive weaponry, the cost of throwing objects at an enemy are always far less expensive than the systems which defend against these projectiles. Israel is almost always on the defensive, and there is a real and ugly reason, the rest of the world. Israel could use offensive weapons which are equally inexpensive to persuade Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and Hezballah in Lebanon from launching at Israel. Israel could simply fire three or four or more rockets back at those who are firing at Israel with similar disregard for where or how close they land. This would even allow Israel not to do trajectory tracking for their response, just simply you launch three, we launch a dozen. But the world would immediately start screaming that this was collective punishment because Israel was not only targeting the terrorists but merely launching without any concern for who was struck. You see, the world is incensed should Israel kill a single Arab by mistake while targeting terrorist forces. This perpetuates the terrorists using human shields as then they can show pictures of dead innocents which the world can become enraged over. This is partly why Israel spends so much in order to prevent any dead innocents, or as few as possible. There is another reason; Israel actually cares more about Arab lives than their own governments care. Thus, Israel invests trackback targeting, Iron Dome, David’s Sling, the Trophy System and other defensive systems for protecting civilians as well as IDF soldiers. Israeli defensive systems are used by numerous nations around the world. Inventing these defensive systems consumes quite a number of brilliant engineers, considerable brain-power which could be better utilized for inventing items to help all society and not simply to protect against violence.


What is interesting is that Israel has been developing new technologies which can be utilized to protect people from terrorism and other threats. Soon people will be looking at many new inventions out of Israel. Some they will be looking at these systems as the system looks back at them. One might even look at people and be able to tell who is a terrorist and who is not. We could continue to list these new developments one at a time, but for convenience, here are ten surveillance systems developed or in development by Israel. These are but the tip of the iceberg of discoveries which branch across numerous different fields and sciences. As these systems are developed and their potential is fully applied to all fields and purposes, there will be both positive and negative usages. Those which protect the innocent from criminals, terrorists and other vicious intents are going to be great. Those used to monitor the people looking for those specific things which show those who are discontent with the way their lives are going and thus most in need of counselling or potentially being sent to reeducation camps. These technologies, like all technology, can be used for the betterment of mankind or the subjugation of mankind. They can be utilized to benefit the people and empower them or used to categorize people and empower government at the expense of the people. We can predict that much of the technology coming from Israel will be beneficial by making air travel and other forms of travel safer, make places where robberies are common more easily identifying potential robbers allowing for security to be activated, facial identification used to hunt for criminal elements making them more readily detected in a public crowded area, and other algorithms which will be capable of making different determinations from video data. Some of these same systems will also eventually be used in medicine just as medical X-ray went from medical use to security use at airports except some of these will go from security usage to medical usage. In the meantime, Israel will continue in making inventions which will make collateral casualties and damage less likely and rendered minimal by making weapons more accurate and targeting far more accurate. These advances will benefit all of mankind in the future and make life better for everyone.


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