Beyond the Cusp

April 9, 2016

Jews Becoming Targets for Assaults Throughout the World

 

A Rabbi assaulted and killed on way to Shabbat Services in Florida while visiting relatives. The Rabbi was from New York City area. Elderly Jewish man died from wound resulting from one single punch to the head in suspected ‘Knock the Jew Out’ game attack, and struck head in resulting fall. Jews attacked in kosher deli and bakery Hyper Cachet in Paris as part of Charlie Hebdo attacks. Stabbings and vehicular assaults over half year result in thirty Jews murdered and over two hundred Arab deaths throughout Israel as well as in West Bank Areas of Judea and Samaria. Hate Crime Jewish victims make the news from throughout the world with many simply assaulted simply because they were Jews. The story is the same in places from around the world in attacks apparently because they were Jews and nothing more. Attacks are played down in attempts to assure residents of many localities partly so as not to excite fears in neighborhoods while police were quietly dispatched to guard Jewish day cares, schools and other facilities frequented by Jews.

 

In some attacks the hate crime angle was omitted from reports when reporting on events in what would later be determined to have simply intended to play-down the anti-Semitic angle and thus allow for simple police guards to effectively protect the Jewish neighborhoods while not drawing additional attention to large Jewish neighborhoods which usually exist in close proximity to the initial areas of these attacks. The deemphasizing, or should we just say ignoring, the religious targeting allowed for treating each as a singular event thus lessening any emphasis in the smattering of attacks throughout separate areas in United States, Canada, Europe and Israel. Seemingly Jews are not safe in a leading number of places and authorities in many locations simply are advising that they relocate leaving places where Jews have resided for centuries, even millennia. Much of this new wave of anti-Semitism is being driven by the legal and illegal influx of Muslims fleeing troubles and even open warfare in their former homelands. Terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, Hezballah, Hamas and the IRGC have been found to be behind much of the anti-Semitism seemingly sweeping the globe often with actual states sponsoring such activity in order to exacerbate an existing problem. The levels of hatred and acts of intolerance have surpassed once thought to be unsurpassable levels, especially in places frequented by Israeli youth for vacations after IDF service such as Turkey and places in the Egyptian Sinai. Not all of the anti-Semitism is a byproduct purely from Muslim nations as often it is found to be more traditional sentiment rising amongst native populations, especially across Europe.

 

 

Protesters in support of Palestinians in Gaza last weekend displayed a swastika at a Paris rally. The demonstration had been banned by the government and prompted deployment of police.

Protesters in support of Palestinians in Gaza
last weekend displayed a swastika at a Paris rally.
The demonstration had been banned by the
government and prompted deployment of police.

 

The most troubling facet of the neo-anti-Semitism has been the wide-spread rejection of Jews as an outcropping stemming from anti-Israel and anti-Zionist wrought violence and traditional stereotyping of Jews on many college campuses, some rearing its ugliness on campuses of leading institutions such as the California University System, City College of New York (CUNY) and throughout the Ivy League universities in the New England area which had long been a bastion of large Jewish student populations. The violence which has accompanied such demonstrations such as Israel Apartheid Week (month) and other demonstrations presumably protesting presumed ill treatment of Arab Palestinians by Israel which has manifest itself originally through fake eviction notices placed solely on Jewish student’s dorm rooms, fake Apartheid walls, mock-ups of Israeli checkpoints used to assault Jewish students and anti-Semitic tropes painted on Hillel buildings and predominantly Jewish fraternities and sororities. Seemingly nowhere is off-limits to such acts as even Brandeis University has had such incidents. Often university deans and authorities have apologized when demonstrations got out of control and caused harassment and even including assaults upon the Jewish students, many of which actually had taken part in the initial demonstrations against presumed Israeli policies. The most egregious demonstrations, too many of which became violent, have been in reaction to pro-Israel demonstrations and attempts to provide information of actual Israeli policies and the fact that Israeli society is fully integrated and that Arabs, both Muslims and Christians, have full rights and even serve in the government and hold high positions in the Israeli legal community, medical community, security position and all facets of Israeli life. The pro-Palestinian groups would too often run ransacking such displays destroying displays, burning literature and far too often assaulting the people manning such displays. These pro-Palestinian groups refuse debate and will do whatever is required to prevent the other side from ever being allowed to enter the debate using traditional brownshirt tactics of smashmouth style confrontations thus avoiding debate.

 

More often than not, the average anti-Israel demonstrators are instructed to never get in a debate about Palestine or the supposed rights of the Jews to have their own nation the same as any other groups worldwide. Instead their modus operandi is to prevent the Zionist and pro-Israel side from ever being presented often by threatening the university officials to uninvited such speakers. This has regularly been the reaction when people such as Bridgette Gabriel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Walid Shoebat, Nonie Darwish and other pro-Israel voices. These pro-Israel speakers often come with varied backgrounds as exampled by the four listed above but all have two things in common, they are great and knowledgeable speakers and they each have compelling stories. Bridgette Gabriel is a Lebanese Maronite Christian and Lebanon Civil War survivor and author of “Because They Hate” and “They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali refugee who was fleeing a forced marriage taking refuge in the Netherlands where she was elected to Parliament before controversy led to her being stripped of her citizenship. She fled ending up in the United States. She authored “The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam,” “Infidel: My Life.” “Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations” and “Heretic: Why Islam needs a Reformation Now.” Walid Shoebat is a Palestinian American, born a Muslim in the West Bank to an American mother and converted to Christianity now residing in the United States. He claims to have been a Palestinian terrorist who has changed his views after spending time in an Israeli prison and is now quite pro-Israel. CNN did an investigation of many claims made by Mr. Shoebat and was unable to verify much of his story which he claims was under a different name which he used in these activities researched by CNN. Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist and critic of Islam, and founder of Arabs for Israel. She authored “Now They Call Me Infidel; Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror,” “Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law,” and “The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East.”

 

 

Bridgette Gabriel, Walid Shoebat, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish

 

Anti-Semitism is often the final step which invariably rises from anti-Israelism and anti-Zionism as sure as summer leads to fall which leads to winter. When one denies the right of Israel to exist, they are claiming that the Jewish People do not have the right to living in their own country or have the right to self-determination as other peoples possess. This stems from the concept that the Jews are cursed by G0d to live as foreigners in strange lands always subject to the curses from their betters. They were to be driven from lands periodically or otherwise they might become comfortable and assume to having rights. Their work and discoveries are to be shared with their fellow countrymen. It was common through history that when things went poorly such as crop failure or disease, such as plague or influenza, the government and those in power can blame the town’s or city’s Jews and drive them from their lands and confiscate their property allowing them minimal possessions permitted to take with them. This ritualistic anti-Semitism is the main reason that anti-Semitism rises to generate periodic episodes and increases in times of stress. Anti-Semitism exists in both European societies and Islamic societies. The argument as to which group had a higher amount and which had a greater period of anti-Semitism all depended on where one sets the bar on anti-Semitism. Both Europe and the Islamic nations of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) had religious reasons they detested the Jews regarding the Jewish faith with disdain and believing their faith had rendered Judaism invalid. In the case of Islam they believed their religion has also caused Christianity to suffer the same fate as Judaism. They further believed that all other religions to be heretical at best and idolatry at the worst.

 

Perhaps a good idea for closing this article would be to define some of the precepts of Judaism and Zionism as best we understand them. This is where we make the caveat which points out that we are not rabbis or even rabbinical students nor do we have a college degree so please validate our facts as presented. The first item is that Judaism does not believe in proselytizing and thus do not attempt to push Judaism onto others or declare it the only or best religion existing. We simply claim it best suits our needs and that we take on the demands, commandments and obligations of being a Jew. Biblically there are six-hundred and thirteen commandments starting with the Ten Commandments. Jews do not require anything from people outside our faith living beyond our borders. Those residing in Israel we request that they follow the Noahic Codes (see below), seven commandments upon which one can base a civilized life. We believe we are to be a light unto the nations. In being such we believe we are to try and live lives of an exemplary nature and be role models for the world, an area we have often failed at in our day-to-day lives. We are to share any items, inventions and discoveries with the world at large. This would include cures for diseases, software and all other ventures. Yes, we can make money from such developments and inventions. We are to avoid wars except when defending our lands.

 

 

Noahic Codes

Noahic Codes

 

Our claims to land are basic and we do not seek to conquer the world for ourselves, Hashem or any other reasons. There is no real “Greater Israel” or an Israel from the Euphrates River or Tigress River to the Nile River. Our current demands if maximalists were asked would claim from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. The maximal lands ever controlled by the Jewish People were under Kings David and Solomon. The lands we were promised according to the Bible and their divisions between the twelve tribes had as our borders the same border as we have currently with Egypt with the Jordan River running down with tribes located on both sides as well as both sides of the Sea of Galilee (or the Kinneret) and the Mediterranean Sea as our western border. The final border would be the northern which was the Litani River (see maps below).

 

 

Left side map depicts the division of the Promised Land amongst the tribes and right side map compares the modern promised land from the Jordan west to the Mediterranean Sea compared to the maximum of area during King David’s and King Solomon’s reigns.

 

The Israeli claims to the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea stem from promises given by the British Crown which promised these lands in exchange for the other 78% of the British Mandate for an Arab state which became Jordan. When asked about a state for the Arab Palestinians, that would be Jordan, not half of the lands promised the Jews and Zionist Congress by the British and the League of Nations and presumably backed by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which recognized the British and French Mandates. The ideas are not that complicated until one gets to the desires of the world or at least the vast majority of national leaders and internationalist one worlders who all want the Jews stateless again knowing that if Israel falls then the Jewish religion and people will not survive another century and more likely the remainder of more than a handful of Jews survival will be measured in years, at best decades. The desire is to erase Israel and be rid of the Jews and their morality so the world can revert to the good old days of hedonistic bliss. What these hedonist seekers forget is that those days always resulted in war and mass murders. If one wants an example of the world without Jews all one need do is look to the Americas at the advent of the European conquest and one sees tribes, human sacrifice, barely surviving with food shortage always a problem and constant warfare between tribes. Maybe that is exactly what they desire, though for their sakes, I hope not. In the meantime, could the world just begrudgingly allow us our small plots of land and we promise to invent great things and share them and live by setting an example once we get our act together and we will not bother anyone much, honest.

 

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February 14, 2014

The Real Story Behind the Offense at EU Parliament President Martin Schulz Speech

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European Union Parliament President Martin Schulz addressed the Knesset after having visited the Palestinian Authority leadership in Ramallah on Wednesday February 12, 2014 where he almost literally regurgitated word for word the absurd claims that the Israelis limit drastically the water Palestinian Arabs are permitted to use while providing unfettered access to abundant water to the Jews living beyond the Green Line often in neighborhoods adjacent to the thirsty water starved Palestinians. There were a number of Ministers of the Knesset that took such offense at these false claims berating their ears with insults that they walked out of the hall mid-speech. The majority of those walking out were members of Naftali Benet’s Jewish Home Party, a religious Zionist party. Later in the day the European Union released a statement to the press expressing their feelings of insult derived from the demonstration of Ministers walking out on Parliament President Schulz’s speech. Thus far, to the best of our knowledge, neither the European Union nor Mr. Schultz have apologized for their false accusations and speaking in such demeaning and harsh terms using slanted and erroneous information without vetting what they had been told simply accepting it as truth and beyond any suspicions that the Palestinians might have exaggerated or even, as in this case, spouted outright falsifications. We suspect that if the order of meetings had been reversed and Israeli leaders had told Mr. Schultz or any other European Union official a complaint depicting a situation where the Palestinians were favored and Israelis, especially Jews, were denied equality in treatment and privileges such as, for example, that Jews are often denied the right to visit the Temple Mount, are forbidden from praying or even appearing to pray, forbidden to carry religious or nationalist items, or are removed at the smallest complaint by any Palestinian while Palestinians are permitted completely unfettered access and often picnic, play soccer, attack Jews who visit which results in the Jews being removed and riot on an almost regular schedule as doing so leads the Temple Mount authorities banning Jews from visiting the Temple Mount for the rest of the day to as long as a week or even more. What are the odds that any European Union, Mr. Schultz included, would take this information and while addressing the Palestinian Parliament berate them for not allowing Jews equality and freedom of actions, access, and usage of the Temple Mount before they had checked and double checked the information? I would be surprised if they actually bothered to check the facts and even if they did and, as they would in this case, they were verified, they would likely just forget completely about it as soon as humanly possible as they are not the slightest interested in Israelis being treated unfairly, they only desire to berate and chastise Israelis for any perceived real or imagined evils, and mostly imagined.

 

There is an object lesson which gives some very deep insight to the whole situation which is making the negotiations between the Arab World and Israel thousands of degrees more difficult and probably makes peace impossible. Where many European Union and many of the European governments’ representatives will immediately believe virtually anything they hear which casts Israel in a bad light or depicts Israelis as evil, vindictive, viscous people who delight in making the lives of Palestinians as difficult as they are able. This is also true from the vast majority of European media and also can be said about virtually the entirety of the leftist politicians and many on the extreme right politically. With the vast spread of information which goes to any extreme to cast Israel in as poor a light as possible convicting them in the media without waiting for a verdict or the truth to be researched, it is not surprising that so many people hold extremely negative views of Israel and Israelis and when asked if they believe Israelis are guilty of being like the Nazis or are attempting to commit genocide against the Palestinians or are starving and denying medical aid from reaching the people in Gaza with their illegal embargo, they will immediately agree despite the truth being that none of those accusation holds one iota of validity.

 

Taking them in reverse order, the embargo Israel has imposed on Gaza prevents ships from docking in Gaza without being inspected for armaments, explosives and other tools and items usable in the commission of terrorist attacks only makes the ships unload at an Israeli port and after an inspection all the unsuspicious items are trucked across the border into Gaza often the next day. The United Nations has ruled on the Israeli blockade and found it to be lawful and being performed within all legal requirements. Further, the Egyptians not only also impose a similar embargo on their border with Gaza, they actually forbid more items than the Israelis and have often completely closed their border and in the past months the Egyptians have exploded hundreds of smuggling tunnels in order to deprive the Hamas and other terrorists from smuggling arms and terrorist personnel across the border. Egypt also has their own blockade against Gaza which mostly is applied in conjunction with the Israeli system as mostly the Egyptians prevent ships from sneaking in from the neighboring Egyptian controlled waters into Gaza underneath the Israeli patrolled areas. As far as the claim that the Israelis are carrying out genocide against the Palestinian population and have been doing so since the 1967 Six Day War runs into one small fact which throws the entire idea into disbelief; is it possible with Israel’s military capabilities that if they had been attempting to commit genocide and murder the entire Palestinian population in the disputed areas that there would be a single Palestinian still living in these areas, let alone their numbers more than tripling since the end of the Six Day War, if this were a valid claim? Needless to say one would have to believe that the Israeli military was the most inept in the world in order to believe that claim to be valid. Finally, to claim the Israelis are the new Nazis is the most insulting and vicious accusations and is usually claimed by people who are either horridly misinformed or are anti-Semites through and through. For a small dose of somebody who at first look would be considered to be antagonist towards Israel as she was raised in Lebanon falling victim as a child because of the horrific Lebanese Civil War, I would like to allow Bridgette Gabriel talk of her education that came as an indirect result of that Civil War which can be read here at Snopes which will save having to look for any verifications as Snopes is one of if not the best authorization fact-checkers on the internet.

 

Back to the claims that the Israelis are rationing water such that the Palestinians are going thirsty while Israelis are filling their swimming pools. There is not an iota of fact in the Palestinian claims in the story of depravity they wove for European Union Parliament President Martin Schulz claiming Palestinian Authority Arabs receives seventeen liters of water per day, as opposed to seventy liters consumed by the average Israeli. Truth is that the Palestinians have access to all of the same water availability as their Israeli neighbors. They are all part of the same water system in most of the disputed territories and where the Palestinians are on a different system, that system is controlled, managed, maintained and the complete responsibility of the Palestinian Authority and exists solely in Area A which is under total Palestinian Authority control. Citing reports from Israel water provider Mekorot and the Water Authority, Palestinian Authority cities consumed sixty cubic meters on average consumption by private residents annually, or 165 liters per day, while the average Israeli’s consumption is 183 liters per day. This is a far cry from the lies told to Mr. Schultz. But perhaps Mr. Schultz might be granted some leeway in hoping that the lesson he might have learned can be used to inform others that all the claims of either side need be verified before acting or speaking with untruths as one’s foundation.

 

Information and accusations can take the form of a five pound lump of clay on a potter’s wheel. Depending on the inspiration of the potter those five pounds of clay could become a tall eloquently curved vase, a wide and broad based bowl, a deep planter for a favorite plant or possibly the mold for a warrior’s helmet from which an army will be outfitted for battle, it all depends on the turns of the wheel and the motions of the guiding hands. That is the same with statistics and facts which can be massaged and slanted in order to make one’s point and prove their argument. Then when confronting the other side of the equation one will hear a whole new slant and massaging of the same numbers and facts leading to the opposite conclusion. What any presentation received, especially by those who report news and facts to the public or make policies and decisions which determine the actions of governments and other molders of the future, the information should be vetted and researched and inspected in order to draw one’s own conclusion. Even then one may make errors in judgment or miscalculate drawing erroneous conclusions even after doing their own research and checking the validity of what they have heard, but at least those are errors of the individual, not blindly repeating the slant allowing one side to decide your mind and set you then as their agent owned and completely compromised. Does anybody really feel more confident going through life allowing other people’s facts be their own or is it better to get your own facts and draw your own conclusions which makes your mind your own. Five pounds of clay being used to make one item over another is not as vital for the future than is five pounds of conclusions driven forward by unthinking drones who talk influenced by the last group to tweak their ear and fill their mouths with their lies, their view which becomes his whether it is true or not. You decide what you wish for your mind and reputation going forward and please check any facts given here as I would want nothing less.

 

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