Beyond the Cusp

October 12, 2018

The World Can be Wrong, Dead Wrong


When it comes to Israel, we have a very unique situation. It is possible that on some issues, Israel might stand almost totally alone and still be correct and right while the world stands steadfastly wrong, dead wrong. The problem is while the world is dead wrong; there are numbers of Israelis who are doing the dying. The most recent were murdered in cold blood, tied and shackled before being shot execution style in the head. They were Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hagbi, 35, and they join Ari Fuld who was murdered just miles away being stabbed in the back. What do these three victims and those also wounded by these two terror attacks all have in common? This is the root of this terrible problem which will only serve to make matters worse and they are legion in their numbers. The first and possibly most important similarity is that their perpetrators, the two terrorists, will each receive large salaries which are easily four times the average salary earned at other professions in the Palestinian Authority controlled region. They will purportedly receive these salaries (see table below) for life and Mahmoud Abbas has exclaimed proudly that these ‘warriors against the occupation’ will receive their blood money before their government pays any other obligation. This is the pay to slay solution invoked by the leader who is also the individual Israel has as their peace partner. These murders are also a direct result of having zones of cooperation where the Palestinian Arabs can traverse the border between the Israeli controlled regions and their Palestinian Authority ruled regions without often even passing through a checkpoint. This is what permitted the terrorist, who perpetrated the murders at the Industrial park, to be able to simply cross into Israel with a rifle unchecked. That is the reward Israel receives for providing jobs to Palestinian Arabs, including this terrorist murderer, and the promise of a brighter future through coexistence. Mahmoud Abbas’s idea of coexistence is the Jews either as Dhimmis allowed to live as long as they provide for their Arab masters or dead and buried. The problem is the world supports Mahmoud Abbas and his ideas and believes that all the Ziv Hagbi, Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ari Fuld and the rest of Israeli Jews are the problem and Abbas and company have the right to murder them, as they are merely Jews.


Palestinian Authority Remunerations for Terrorists

Palestinian Authority Remunerations for Terrorists


We have heard people across the political and social spectrum of Israel lamenting the cost and potential death of coexistence and the shared future of Arabs and Jews would have if only there were some shared experience which could act to merge the two peoples together. This is the entire concept of the coexistence operations and we see where that leads, to more terror and more solemn services as we place the bodies of the Israeli martyrs to coexistence. The difference between the Israeli martyrs and the terror martyrs of the Palestinian Authority Arabs is the Israelis were innocent victims of terror and the Palestinian Authority Arabs are often the terrorists who murdered them. Currently, the terrorist murderer who felled Ari Fuld is being carefully cared for in an Israeli hospital and the murderer of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hagbi is still being sought by the IDF and other security teams. While most Israelis are mourning the loss of our brothers and a sister from the past few weeks of violence, political Israelis such as Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Ronen Manelis, Head of the Samarian Regional Council Yossi Dagan and even Sarah Vettori, an employee of the Alon factory who was moderately wounded all joined the ranks hoping that the coexistence and coexistence zones will not suffer from these horrific acts. Over 30,000 Palestinian Arabs from the Shomron have work permits for the different industrial zones, also known as the ‘zones of coexistence, which means there are exactly that many Palestinian Arabs who could decide to retire and earn their salary for life by murdering the very Israelis they worked besides just the day before. Coexistence is costing Israeli lives, plain and simple.


What is depressing about this situation is that the Palestinian Authority will continue to pay its people to murder Israelis, preferably Jewish Israelis, while Israel will continue to broaden the areas which will be taking advantage of becoming the newest coexistence zone and Israel will continue granting work permits such that additional Palestinian Authority Arabs will be added to the already over thirty-thousand work permits granted to Palestinian Arabs to cross the border into Israel and enter these industrial parks, from which gaining entrance to the shopping centers and even the Israeli villages all because of coexistence. This will inexorably lead to more Israelis being murdered by enterprising youth who will see this as the preferred route to wealth as well as fame. Additionally, these murderers and their families are praised and rewarded with social status in addition to the retirement salary. Terrorism is the one position which will pay into perpetuity for a single hour’s work and Israel is facilitating these murders. The Palestinian Arabs do not care about coexistence zones because they have no intention of ever coexisting. Every so often, we fall into the trap that there is something we can do which would permanently bring peace and end the terrorist violence and then we wake up and require facing murder after murder. Only complete separation of the two populations would bring about an end to these attacks as well as ending coexistence, but the Israeli politicians are too concerned about what the Europeans, Americans, Canadians and possibly some remote Inuit Tribesmen would think of them if they were to close down these coexistence zones. Any normative nation would have at least temporarily closed these zones once the death toll reached one, but Israel is leaving them open despite three falling in a single month. There needs to be a complete and total separation of the Palestinian Arabs from all who are dissimilar for the safety of the others.


Family Home of the Barkan Industrial Zone Terrorist Who Murdered Ziv Hagbi and Kim Levengrond Yehezkel

Family Home of the Barkan Industrial Zone Terrorist
Who Murdered Ziv Hagbi and Kim Levengrond Yehezkel


We have suggested solutions and now believe that there are parts which may require adjustments in order for them to work properly. We have spoken and written about allowing numbers of Palestinian Arabs who chose to remain to simply sign a statement of nonaggression and agreeing to reside peaceably and not in any way or means support terrorism or other violence. These Arabs would have received legal alien resident status and been permitted total access to all of Israel. Should anyone under their roof commit an act of terrorism, the entire family would be summarily deported. The original offer was for those who desired being bought out at market prices for their holdings and potentially a relocation stipend. Finally, we believed that allowing Israeli companies to open manufacturers in Jordan dedicated for product sales in the United States with new apartments in the surrounding area which would provide new homes for those relocating to the QIZ (Qualifying Industrial Zones). Now the QIZ are looking to be less of an opportunity as a certain number of Israelis would be required to work in these zones and it is now obvious that they would become targets of some hero seeking the reward from the PLO as the Palestinian Authority would have been disbanded, or should we say sent into exile. Both permitting some Palestinian Arab to remain is dangerous and the QIZ would be a further difficulty and very likely, both would prove to be too great a threat to actually work. Additionally, in the Palestinian Authority ruled region the level of anti-Semitic function was almost off the charts coming in at over 90%. Permitting any to remain would be allowing a danger to the nation of Israel to be nestled within our borders. The only workable solution is complete relocation and annexation of the Shomron making the Jordan River to be our border in the east with Jordan.


This does not mean that Israel should not buy the lands from them at a fair price and they should receive an additional amount to make their relocation less of a difficulty. As far as the amount for the relocation bonus, that might be set at 100,000 shekels. The entire project should be carried out in seven steps:

First, all current convicted terrorists in prison should be expelled and told of their status as persona non grata and should be warned that returning without prior permission would result in death or a life sentence. This should include the leadership of the Palestinian Authority, PLO and any known terror leadership.

Second, there should be a sweep of the area for all known terrorists and their immediate family and send them unceremoniously into exile and labeled as persona non grata and warned of severe penalties should they ever return and are caught in Israel.

Third, a second sweep needs to be made of those who strongly objected and especially those who rioted.

Fourth, families of terrorists, especially those having more than one family member who has committed or has interrelations with terror, such as the Tamini Family, should also be shown the border and informed of their becoming persona non grata.

Fifth, the remainder should be given two weeks to settle their personal needs as after that time they will be bought out of their property, provided transportation to their destinations either by air or alternative transport, and will receive a bonus to assist with their relocation and they will be told they may return for as long as they cause Israel no threat or other harm.

Sixth, the entire region where the Palestinian Arabs had resided needs to be leveled with every structure brought down and the entire region leveled. Then the bricks and other materials should be removed while the charcoal piles should be taken for use in modern industry.

Seventh, the entire region should then be opened up for Israelis to move to and take up residence. This will cement the Israeli claims to the region. Those Israelis moving into this region could be rewarded with a stipend to get them started and a similar stipend could go to the families already residing in this area.


Israel will have legally and fully annexed the entirety of the Shomron, every millimeter of what Jordan referred to as West Bank, as the first step could only be carried forward had Israel taken ownership of the region. After formally declaring ownership of these lands, then it becomes necessary to take the steps required to clear the lands of those foreign occupants. The reason that we place the members of the Palestinian Authority at the head for removal as well as jailed terrorists is that they pose the greatest risk and make up much of the organized resistance to any Jewish presence in the Middle East. As far as Mahmoud Abbas and the rest of the top echelon of terror manipulators, these will require being removed from the vicinity completely and placed in disparate regions making any coordination more difficult and easily intercepted by intelligence groups. They cannot be permitted to sit in the Sinai or Jordan and plot ways to destroy or destabilize Israel. The reason to exile them far from one another is it makes communication more difficult and most means are easily intercepted. Further, their transfers of money will also be able to be prevented or at the very least hindered. The steps above are also the initial requirements for ensuring the safety of Israel and the quality of life for all Israelis including Arabs.


Our previous ideas of allowing for those who signed non-belligerence confirmations promising not to take part or support terrorism in any way or means is no longer the way to secure Israeli society. As we have witnessed in the past few weeks is that the youth have been so instilled with a hatred, a murderous hatred, of the Jews and Israel that they are no longer under the control of their parents. Thus, having the parents promise they will not take part in terrorism does not indemnify Israeli society against their children grabbing the family rifle or taking the largest kitchen knife and heading out to the closest shared zone and them start murdering everyone who appears to be a Jew or an Israeli. Thanks to the hate education sponsored through mostly European and United States money over the years, whether the education was provided by the Palestinian Authority or through UNWRA, the children are ticking time bombs which can erupt into a violent rage at any point in life and are completely unpredictable. Additionally, the cash incentive to a young person is very enticing as it provides an income greater than they can probably find within the Arab areas and even greater than the average Israeli’s salary. When much of your education has been the false history of a Palestinian people whose history goes back thousands of years and were the original Canaanites and other various lies and theft from Jewish history adding the adoption of the term Palestinian which was originally used for the Jews when the Arabs were referred to as Arabs, imagine that, they have stolen all of Jewish history and then tell these impressionable children that the Jews are attempting to steal their history and land, no wonder they are ready to murder Jews. They unfortunately act before they reach a point where they might question what they were indoctrinated with, but as Islam teaches that one is to surrender to those older and presumably wiser or to the Imam and what they preach, which in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas ruled regions is hatred of Israel and Jews and the need to murder them for Allah. This goes hand in hand with the seventy-two perpetual raven haired virgin beauties and the land with grass and flowing rivers with waterfalls and endless wine which never makes one drunk but they still feel great and other benefits galore while being taught that this life is worthless and difficult and they can have it so much better if they manage to die murdering Israelis. These youths must be distanced from Israel if the Israelis are to expect to live in peace. That is all Israel desires, to live in peace in the lands promised her by the world through the League of Nations and the United Nations, but the world now wishes to renege on their promise and instead simply does away with the Jews in Israel. Not to fear, they plan to get the rest soon thereafter. This is why Israel must clear the land and will need to do the same with Gaza if they continue to act belligerently.


Beyond the Cusp


June 30, 2017

Plans for Heterodox to Move Forward and Move On


Let us assume that times they have changed and the Jordanian Waqf has been sent packing back to Jordan and an area on the Temple Mount has been cleared and the foundation is being laid on a little more than two acre area sitting between and forward of the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque as many things have changed. A small area of the Dome of the Rock’s Plaza will be used for the Third Temple. One might have thought that even this far after the end of the Palestinian problem being settled people might have given it a rest, but no. Some did claim it was quite satisfactory while many Arab leaders claim that the solution of buying the lands and granting every non-Jew an extravagantly generous relocation bonus was cheating the Palestinians and many from within Israel who took the offer of their heritage. Those who relocated claimed that no heritage was worth that much. So, here we are twenty-five years after the al-Aqsa War which began with Hamas’s coup in which Mahmoud Abbas was barely rescued by, unofficially, a rescue squad dropped in with a dozen CH53 helicopters taking out the leadership of Fatah and the Palestinian Security Forces including all of Force 17 and the helicopters were covered in the air by one dozen Osprey flying low support and a half dozen Harriers flying high cover, though against what Hamas aircraft would be a logical question. Hamas turned their coup right around into a two front war on Israel the second week of August after they had received a United Nations approved and protected transfer of security forces to serve as police in their Judea and Samaria controlled areas. They also sued in the United Nations to have their areas freed of any IDF interventions and for recognition as Palestine demanding they be granted free access between Gaza and Judea and Samaria. They received everything they requested from the General Assembly where less than a dozen nations opposed their demands, requests, whatever, but the United States vetoed everything in the Security Council. And for now, we can end with the proposed history thus allowing this story to continue.


The war was in its third day when the worst possible occurred and Hezballah joined the Hamas offensive believing they could make the critical difference, or maybe we should say that Iran thought they would make the critical difference. They did and Israel now holds almost all of the traditional lands of the Twelve Tribes with the Litany River as her northern border (see map below). The Russians in the name of Bashar al-Assad, yes he is still alive, took the northern parts of Syria so Hezballah is still on the northern border, just without any missiles as Russia reached an agreement with Israel to demilitarize the entirety of the Syrian-Israeli border, and the Russians have proven to be far more reliable than the United Nations. After the war, Israel made the offer to purchase any land, home, business, apartment, farm or other properties from any non-Jew within the enhanced Israeli borders and provide a generous relocation benefit along with the buyout plus airfare to any nation on the planet. Israel was even paying the price of any properties as they had been before the six-month war. Well over ninety-percent of Gazan, Judean and Samarian Arabs took the buyout, relocation benefit while almost seventy-percent of Israeli Arabs also took these options, and the three nations where the majority moved were Saudi Arabia, Canada and the United States with a relative few choosing Mexico. This was not surprising as Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia were the only nations the United States was able to pressure and bribe into accepting the refugees. The overwhelming majority of the Arabs who remained in Israel were Christian Arabs along with the Baha’I and most of the Druze decided to remain with Israel. The United Nations condemned Israel, demanded Israel share rule with the Arabs and when Israel instead formed the new Israel they decided to remove Israel from the United Nations. So, it was decided that the time had arrived to build the Third Temple in Jerusalem which was reached after heavy lobbying by The Temple Institute. Chief Rabbi Eliezer Melamed was also supportive as was the Beth El community. Once the United Nations and much of Europe and the West except the United States, Poland, Canada and Romania renounced their relations with Israel and removed their embassies, there was little to lose and no real consequences the world could threaten. Israel and her populations finally felt free and no longer burdened by needing to please the rest of the world, they had shown their true colors and done their worst, thus it was truly time to build the Third Temple as the people of Israel demanded.


Hypothetical Israel and Twelve Tribes of Israel

Hypothetical Israel and Twelve Tribes of Israel


Now with construction about to begin as the preparations were completing, there came the demand, the Temple had to have a courtyard area that would accommodate all of the many Heterodox Jewish communities. The claim came from the CEO of International Rabbinic Fellowship (IRF), UJA-Federation of New York, the chief executive of American Jewish Congress, the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform movement), the Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative movement) and a number of secular Jewish institutions who queried as to why any of the vast majority of non-Orthodox Jews would feel they have a place in Israel, acceptance within Judaism and would even desire to support Israel if the Third Temple was not inclusive of their sensitivities and practices. What was notable was their complete lack of mention or recognition of Halachic, or Jewish Law. The Third Temple was being built according to the instructions of how the Temple was to be constructed. And guess what? There was no place in the plans for anything other than a single courtyard for the Jews. The Israeli religious institutions, government and, after a group filed a complaint with the Israeli Supreme Court to force a second courtyard for the Heterodox Jewish communities, even the liberal Supreme Court Justices refused to allow a secondary courtyard and backed the religious community. So, the Third Temple proceeded to be built with a single courtyard and as closely as was understood to the biblical and Torah specified construction of the Temple.


End of the imaginary and now for a reality which I found after I made Aliyah and moved permanently to Israel. I was a relaxed Jew while living in the United States. Most of my life I barely went to services even on Shabbat or the High Holy Days. Often doing so was not even a possibility. The majority of places I lived the closest Synagogue was quite distant. If one existed, they were more often over an hour away and if there was one within twenty-five miles, I considered myself fortunate. I also had another problem with many Synagogues, and it was not distance in a literal and more usual meaning but rather political and sociological. Often people, including too often the Rabbi and definitely the men’s club and leaders of the synagogue would shun me once they found out that I did not believe in gun control unless you meant heading to the range for the day and practicing, that I seldom voted for liberal politicians, that I did not favor same sex marriage and instead believed that marriage should be a ceremony, with or without certificate, at a house of faith while the government should issue certificate of union and not marriage certificates. This way the government could have their secular rules, the religious institutions could do as their religious inclinations direct them, and the two should never dictate to the other what they must do. They were shocked when I did not support the courts demanding that bakers make a cake for a same sex marriage because they did not approve. They would claim I was a reactionary conservative monster. They were close but missed that I might be a realist libertarian conservative. I doubt most even know what one is.


Now I live in Israel. I make it to morning services as often as my aging body allows. Evening services, which includes afternoon, a short lesson and then evening, I attend in the winter as they are held early enough for me to attend before taking my evening medications. Spring and fall I am able to attend the evening first services which is the afternoon service, but then need to take my medications which allow me to start sleeping soon after taking them thus I stay home after taking them. This may appear to be strange as I also am keeping Kosher and light Sabbath candles, even if it requires my wife waking me to do so. There is something about the Land of Israel and the ease by which you are able to be religious and follow the Mitzvahs. I need to be honest and point out that I am still learning some of the Mitzvahs, but I am giving it effort. What originally surprised me were the levels of satisfaction and increasing belief in Hashem here in Israel. I have not reached the level that I am capable of hearing voices when near the Western Wall. The Temple Mount I cannot talk about not having been up on the Temple Mount, nor am I likely to do so until Jews have equal rights to walk and pray on the Temple Mount. This is a restriction which only Muslims are permitted to perform as the Jordanian Waqf still makes the rules for this holy site. They claim that their ever-stricter rules preventing people other than Muslims from having any right as a human being on the Temple Mount is because they decide it should be next to impossible and that makes complete sense because as Muslims they do not believe that anyone else is a human being.


The reason that the Third Temple (when built) and other holy sites in Israel, especially those which are outside and in general view of the public, one need act religious and not just to the level that one is comfortable committing but to the highest level in consideration for the religious who one would be offending by not obeying Halachic Law. One would not attend an Orthodox Bar Mitzvah and insist on having their girl friend sit in the main auditorium, not wear a Kippah because they do not wear them at the Reconstructionist Temple they belong to nor would one request a cheeseburger during the luncheon. When in Israel and outside you are, in many ways, in an Orthodox area. Walking into a Synagogue in Israel, unless you know for sure, simply believe that it will be an Orthodox Synagogue. The Western Wall is a form of Synagogue and one should simply assume that it is Orthodox area where such strictness applies. For fifty years the Kotel, as the Western Wall and Plaza are referred, has been treated as an Orthodox religious area and there have been numerous people who visit the site and they accept the men and women have separate areas and that the men will wear a Kippah. This has included quite a few non-orthodox and even non-religious men and women who have held to the restriction of an Orthodox Jew without any vociferous complaint.


When did the decency fall apart and the new demands become prevalent? The answer is in the very recent times, like the last decade at most. The next question has to be, why? Let us say it has something to do with our recent theme and the decision by the left that all things concerning Judaism (as well as Christianity) are evil and must be deconstructed, diluted and then destroyed. This includes the numerous secular leftist Jews, quite a few of which belong to non-Orthodox sects of Judaism or to the Oren-Orthodox, another sect which tries to fake being Orthodox by retaining the title without many of the rules, actually an ever increasing number of the rules have been dropped. All of these sects may not be in favor of destroying Judaism but they do contain a fair number of people who do favor such a destruction. What we do know about those on a mission to destroy Judaism, they are organized and will try to take over the control of ever more Jewish organizations in order to destroy our religion from the inside. What better place to destroy something than within. One perfect example is the Anti-Defamation League and their new Director Jonathan Greenblatt. Mr. Greenblatt is about as secular Jew as one can find and his politics as a Leftist Progressive outweigh his concern for Halacha. He supports LGBTQ rights, same sex marriage and believes that Israel must bend to accepting his ideas if the American Jews are to support Israel. The real question should be if these are the core beliefs of American Jews, how can they consider themselves Jews when they are really secularist progressive leftists. The two are separate and distinctly and mutually exclusive. It is not possible to ignore Torah and three thousand years of Jewish core beliefs and simply change them because your politics support the leftist secular irreligious views. Torah does not change and is what Hashem desires from us as Jews. If your belief in secular leftist progressive views outweighs your belief in Torah, then you are not Jewish and please do not try to dictate what makes a Jew to Israel, you will feel disappointed and rejected every time, though there are places in Tel Aviv where your ideas are acceptable, please feel free to visit these and you will find your stay in Israel pleasant. But should you visit my Synagogue or the Kotel or numerous other religious and holy places in Israel, please do us the courtesy of proper attire that includes wearing a Kippah for the men and separate access and possibly seating. Israel may be a modern nation but that does not make us any less Jewish and it is possible to be both. When in Rome, do as the Romans do and when in Israel, do as the Orthodox Jews so as such are the standard in Israel. Do not expect anything less and we will not bother you with your habits in America.


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