Beyond the Cusp

December 3, 2014

Temple Mount Status-Quo Not so Static Though

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When Israel gained control of all of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount after defeating the Jordanian Army after Jordan which, in a misadvised act, joined the Six Day War the morning of the second day, the Israeli government faced a situation which they imagined might cause difficulties after the fighting ended. As the Israeli government of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan was largely secular and placed minimal religious importance to the Temple Mount figuring while both Muslims and Christians had holy structures on the Temple Mount making it a religious site for both religions, Judaism’s last Temple was destroyed almost two thousand years earlier by the Romans led to the decision that the Temple Mount was mostly a historic site for Jews and not as much sacred grounds. The figuring was to not make any disagreements over the Temple Mount a religious subject thus adding religious overtones to what the Israelis perceived as simply a territorial conflict. As those who have followed the growing conflict between Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb have realized that as far as Muslims are concerned, everything is a religious conflict and nothing is merely territorial as even once any territory is integrated from Dar al-Harb, the world of war, into Dar al-Islam, the world of Islam, then those who are not or have not accepted Islam as their faith initially are permitted to retain their religion but must follow restrictive rules designed to forcibly coerce conversion through the imposition of a punitive tax, Dhimmi second class status, complete ban of constructing new religious buildings, no proselytizing, no repairs without special permission on existing religious structures and even threat of death for not converting if all else fails. This is simply proof that all conflict with Islam is a religious conflict regardless of the basic inspirations of their enemies. This little fact has finally, after the better part of a century, begun to sink in to the perception of the average Israeli, yet even now there are a sizeable number of Israelis, almost universally secular Israelis, who still deny this reality refusing to grasp what has slowly become more and more obvious to others.


The realities must be realized even by the deepest skeptic with the riotous behavior designed and inspired solely to prevent Jews from ascending to the Temple Mount as their presence is being described by Palestinian political and religious leadership as prevention of the Jews despoiling and desecrating the al-Aqsa Mosque, a structure located on the Herodian expanded area of the Temple Mount that despite its rather impressive size, the Mosque is about 35,000 square meters (380,000 sq. ft.) and could hold up to 5,000 worshippers, is completely located outside of the areas where the two Jewish Temples stood. The Muslims, especially those instigating the current Arab confrontations, are fully aware that the al-Aqsa Mosque would not need to be touched in order for the Third Temple to be constructed which is why they have expanded the area which they claim are parts of the al-Aqsa Mosque to include the entirety of the Temple Mount and through this description they now claim it would be sacrilegious for Jews to enter the al-Aqsa Mosque. This is why Mahmoud Abbas referred to Jews ascending to the Temple Mount as herds of unclean beasts when initially urging the Arab rioting on the Temple Mount recently, but this is nothing new and is a form of Arab protest which has been witnessed before which is all part of the supposed status-quo which really has been more of a sliding definition than a static set of realities.


When after the Six Day War in June of 1967 the hostilities were brought to an end the Israeli government was faced with a set of situations unique and new. Israel had taken control of the Sinai Peninsula during the 1956 Suez War which saw Israel allied with France and Britain demanding that the Suez Canal be reopened for universal maritime traffic and that the Straits of Tiran be reopened to allow Israeli shipping from their southern port of Eilat, after both of the waterways were closed by Egyptian President Nasser. Israel had been pressured, especially by the United States, into returning all of the Sinai Peninsula receiving in exchange the promise that the Straits of Tiran were promised to remain open with assurances from the United States, many European nations and the United Nations and with any such closing being described under international agreement that such future closings would be considered as an act of war against Israel and a casus belli into the future. Israel now also held the entirety of Judea and Samaria, Jordan had renamed the area West Bank and that name should have been relegated to the trash bin of history once these lands were liberated by Israel, as well as the Golan Heights taken from Syria as part of the defensive war Israel fought, the Six Day War. When allowing the Jordanian appointed Waqf to continue to adjudicate the maintenance and other day-to-day care and other duties the Israeli government of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan set forth rules whereby the Christians continued to be responsible for the care and operations of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Muslims were responsible for the care and maintenance of the Islamic structures located on the Temple Mount including the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and other Islamic buildings while the Waqf would be responsible for most everything else while access to the Temple Mount was to be permitted freely by peoples of all religions and not restricted to the three Abrahamic faiths and while Jews were to be granted totally free access to the Temple Mount, they would be barred from conducting prayers. This arrangement was referred to as the status-quo.


Back after Israel was assailed by over a half dozen national armies upon being founded and declaring her statehood in mid-May of 1948 and fought almost a year and a half war to establish her existence against a genocidal war which eventually left Gaza occupied by Egypt and Judea and Samaria occupied by Jordan. Egypt never annexed Gaza nor offered the Arabs in Gaza Egyptian citizenship. Jordan, on the other hand, annexed Judea and Samaria renaming it West Bank and granting the Arabs living there Jordanian citizenship while expelling every last Jews residing there, particularly the Jewish communities in Hevron, East Jerusalem and other towns, kibbutzim and farms across Judea and Samaria. Jordan also destroyed all the synagogues throughout the areas they held including many centuries old structures, used the grave stones to build latrines for the Jordanian military barracks and generally attempted to remove all evidence of Israeli or Jewish history throughout the areas they controlled. Compared to being forbidden from even approaching the Temple Mount, which being in the Old City Jerusalem was within the areas of East Jerusalem held by Jordan, any access permitted by a negotiated status-quo was an improvement. This improvement was not going to remain consistent as the status-quo mediated with Jordan, the controllers of the Waqf, was altered through treaty when peace was finally reached between Jordan and Israel which left Judea and Samaria as belonging to Israel. There has been another manner by which the status-quo has been altered, that being violence. This was accomplished by the Arab leaders of the Arabs residing in Judea and Samaria who had been granted Jordanian citizenship only to have it nullified by Jordan after they lost the areas to Israel in the Six Day War. This was most likely done by Jordan to avoid having the population of Judea and Samaria from remaining Jordanian citizens and thus being relocated into Jordan as part of any peace treaty or even by Israel as part of retaining the lands gained in a defensive war. The eventual actual reason was to allow these Arabs to take on an independent identification with which to wage a new war on Israel through their new identity being defined such they had equal or superior claim to the Jews to the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea eventually leading to their supplanting the Jews from within their ancient homelands.


Whenever there was a desire to alter the status-quo, either by the Jordanians or the Arabs who remained within Israel, the Arabs residing in Judea and Samaria would riot and continue ramping up the levels of violence forcing Israel to accept further and further compromises by which Jewish rights, and by association Christians, and limiting further Jewish freedoms on the Temple Mount. From the original status-quo which permitted universal access to the Temple Mount for Jews and others as long as the Jews refrained from conducting prayers while on the Temple Mount that being the sole restriction; the status-quo currently being enforced only permits Jews to access the Temple Mount from the Mughrabi Gate via a dangerous wooden bridge that rises above the Western Wall plaza, as are all non-Muslims. Starting last spring the Arabs began a systematic set of confrontations taunting Jews who were permitted to access the Temple Mount. Jews also began facing longer and longer wait times and excessive and invasive searches of their effects and bodies in order to assure they were not taking any religious objects onto the Temple Mount as the display of such objects might insult and disturb the sensitivities of the Muslims. Additionally, despite numerous rulings that all of the Israeli guarantees for religious freedoms are applicable everywhere throughout lands under Israeli control including particularly the Temple Mount and the uttering of prayers by the Israeli Supreme Court in a number of separate decisions through the years. All of these rulings had no effect or change to the reality that any Jews who attempted praying on the Temple Mount would find themselves whisked off the Temple Mount and likely banned for days, weeks or months, all depending on the whims of the Israeli police who are tasked with securing the Temple Mount and enforcing the orders from the Jordanian Waqf. The confrontations which began in the spring ramped throughout the summer into rioting at the request of the Arab leadership in Ramallah who continued calling for increased levels of violence where now the Arab rioters are stoning and throwing Molotov cocktails and shooting flaming fireworks at the Israeli police. These violent riots have produced the desired result of Israeli police forbidding Jews from accessing the Temple Mount.


The frightening thing came when we heard Prime Minister Netanyahu guaranteed one leader after another including but not limited to the King of Jordan, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, United States President Obama and numerous European leaders or almost anybody who demanded Israeli compliance to any restrictions the Arabs leadership in Jordan or Ramallah desired to impose. While thus far the rhetoric has only referred to keeping the sacred nature of the status-quo intact with extra identification of willingness to comply with the prohibition of Jews uttering prayers or even appearing to have thought of a prayer while and if they were permitted to enter the Temple Mount, or as the Arabs are fond of calling it, the al-Aqsa Mosque. This obsessive attention paid to complying with the oppressive, dehumanizing and belittling impositions of the so-called status-quo is disturbing enough and the claim that enforcing these observances are required in order to placate the Arabs thus bringing the rioting to an end. The problem is that these riots are not being controlled from Ramallah but instead are being supported by Hamas, paid for out of Qatar and choreographed from Hamas headquarters in Turkey. Mahmoud Abbas could jump up and down and hold his breath until he turned blue and his demands would have no effect on the rioting. His call for riots came after the rioting had been escalating for weeks possibly months. These riots are serving two important goals, the first being the restricting and prevention of Jews accessing the Temple Mount and the other is to provide endless violence which will prove to be beyond the ability of Abbas and the Fatah leadership to control and bring to an end. The aim is to order up a constantly escalating violence level throughout Judea and Samaria with the highest concentration being in Jerusalem, both Eastern and Western Jerusalem. This is presumably to eventually prove Abbas is incapable of ruling the unity government or even the areas he claims he was elected to high office to coordinate and exercise authority which would lead to Mahmoud Abbas and company calling for help from the Israelis. The hope is then to double down and call for the rioting to grow into a full-fledged intifada attacking throughout Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and potentially throughout Israel from the southern tip of the Negev to the northern farms of the Galilee. The continuing escalation is planned to result in the calling for IDF troops to regain control that Hamas has planned to instigate their takeover of Judea and Samaria replacing Abbas and then miraculously ending the chaos and rioting. Then the status-quo will have finally reached its end-point where Jews are not permitted to set foot on the Temple Mount. Then all will have hopefully realized that the Arab-Israeli war has little if anything to do with territories and borders, it is a religious war between Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb. The actual conflict only has a tip of the iceberg and only one of numerous tips showing in this war to impose Islamic rule across the entire world. The war with Israel is the front where Islam must reassert their supremacy over the lands where Israel now sits as it was once ruled over as part of the last Caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, and as such must always be under Islamic rule. That is the real status-quo, the return of these lands called Israel to Islamic rule with the Jews and everybody else currently residing in Israel either converted, dead or paying the Jiyza and accepting their position as Dhimmis. After Israel the next target will be Europe but for now I pray for an Israeli miracle and the government extending Israeli law to all of Jerusalem and returning the members of the Islamic Waqf to Jordan with a note informing the Jordanian King that his controllers are no longer required and that free access and right to pray just as things were under King Solomon had announced after he completed the building of the First Temple saying according to scriptures, “Thus all the peoples of the earth will know Your name and revere You, as does Your people Israel; and they will recognize that Your name is attached to this House that I have built” (I Kings 8:43). This was King Solomon’s invitation to all people from every corner of the globe and from slave to ruler to come and make their sacrifices to Hashem and learn to know Hashem’s laws. The pledge of King Solomon to openly share the Temple Mount and the abundance of spiritual greatness which emanated from that holy place be accessible to all without any searches of their bodies and artifacts and restricting the time allotted each visitor was the status-quo of which Hashem would approve. And that should most definitely and even defiantly be the status-quo we need to have rather than the existing Sharia compliant rioting and lawlessness which is the status-quo defiling the Temple Mount with the blessings and approval of the Waqf and all those who believe the supposed status-quo should be applied.


Beyond the Cusp


November 9, 2014

Predicting Next Arab Incitement, Just Listen to Their Accusations

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If you want to know what the Palestinian leadership has in the planning stage, all one need do is listen to what they are claiming Israel is doing to them. It pretty much is that simple. The occasional exception comes when there actually is a lone wolf perpetrating an original act of terrorism which they will then in turn call for others to also act in kind. The latest example of this came when a Hamas member ran down people waiting at a light rail station. The very next day Mahmoud Abbas and other Fatah along with Hamas leadership called for more terrorist strikes by running people over with cars and there was a second similar attack that day. The latest invective came from Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, via Twitter where in a series of tweets he threatened Israel as he claimed in one tweet, “This barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of #Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to be annihilated.” And in another tweet he called for the arming of every Palestinian because of, as he tweeted, “The only means to confront a barbaric regime like #Israel is arming West Bank.”


As the Iranian leader continued he accused Israel of murdering Arafat in the tweet that claimed, “We’ve seen 100s of times that #Israel doesn’t abide by #peace. They didn’t even tolerate Arafat who cooperated w/them & poisoned him to death.” Then Ayatollah Khamenei got to the point where he actually signaled Iranian intentions to include Abbas and the West Bank Palestinians as an additional arm of the Iranian terror machine in a tweet reading, “#West Bank should be armed just like #Gaza. Friends of Palestine should do their best to arm People in West Bank.” This is simply a more official statement by the Iranian leadership laying down their idea of a moral defense for the arming of the Palestinians in the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and other terrorists operating in Judea and Samaria, or as he refers to them using a Jordanian invention, West Bank, to be armed which now the Iranians will take upon themselves to so arm the Palestinian terror forces as they have the Gazan forces of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. This will hopefully be taken by Israeli security forces as a warning of things to come and will strengthen their border personnel who are responsible for surveillance and interdiction of smuggling of arms across the borders into Judea and Samaria.


The probable intentions of the Iranians is to transform Judea and Samaria into a heightened and more armed terrorist state which will drive the Israelis out of any places beyond the Green Line, the armistice lines from the 1948-9 war to annihilate the new state of Israel which failed despite the forces from a half-dozen or so nation’s armies attacking the nascent state of Israel the very day of her founding. These threats were also the anticipated response to the recent news reports that United States President Obama had written a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offering him a more general acceptance for granting Iran a sweeter nuclear deal in exchange for their active participation in the efforts against ISIS in Iraq. This was simply a sign of the lack of cooperation the United States could expect claiming that Iran would assist the United States efforts by doing only those acts which would expand Iranian influence and hegemony in the Middle East.


Part of this defiant Iranian message may be a negative response to the advances of President Obama; it is also a bald-faced and open threat to Israel and must be taken only as such by the Israelis. Israel shares little concern for the half-hearted support being given to the forces fighting ISIS though any support for those opposing ISIS is a step in the right direction. Israeli attentions and concerns must remain for now somewhat closer to home as these were not idle Iranian threats. It has been a known fact that Mahmoud Abbas was jealous of the aid and training offered by the Iranians to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist forces in Gaza and wantonly desired the same deal for arming for his own terrorist forces, such as the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, in the West Bank. Now it appears that Abbas has gotten his wishes fulfilled at the price of now joining the other terror forces allied against Israel and under Iranian control, the price for the arms and other support from Iran. Nothing comes free of strings attached and arming the Palestinians of the West Bank, who are actively fighting Israel, is no exception and now Abbas will need to accustom himself for taking orders on when to attack and how to attack Israelis or their interests as well as when they are free to launch major offensives which intensify such attacks.


This may also be the final straw declaring another Intifada has been officially launched. Many Israelis already knew that the current increasing in rioting, assaults, rock throwing and other attacks in Jerusalem and beyond were being generally orchestrated through the incitement by the Palestinian Authority and its component terror organizers. They started referring to the increased levels of violence as the ‘Silent Intifada.’ Where many of those who were the first to reference acts of violence as the silent intifada referred to the escalation of the rock throwing from roadside attacks to more sophisticated jousting rocks assaults where a concealed lookout would signal their accomplices of a car with Israeli license plates passing their position which started the attack as the vehicle containing rock throwers accelerated to high speed heading in the opposite direction of the target vehicle where the rocks were launched right before the two vehicles passed one another aiming most often for the driver’s side of the windshield. The added speed from using a moving vehicle added great amounts of momentum making the rocks and even cinderblocks more effective and definitely potentially fatal if they struck people inside of the victim’s vehicle.


The terminology silent intifada gained wider acceptance as assaults by groups of Jerusalem Arab teens would assault individual Jews, couples, and even small numbers of women in areas of Jerusalem near the Arab neighborhoods and often on the Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University. The general acceptance of the terminology came with the increased and obviously premeditated and highly organized daily rioting on the Temple Mount which ran in congruence with propaganda by Palestinian Authority, Hamas and other terror leadership claiming the Jews must be denied access to the Temple Mount by any and all means necessary. Abbas went so far as to refer to the Jews in derogatory terms referencing Jews visiting the Temple Mount as the equivalence to herds of beasts stampeding on the al-Aqsa Mosque. The reference of al-Aqsa Mosque has now become defined as anywhere on the Temple Mount. This allows for the claims that the Jews who come onto the Temple Mount are entering the mosque and defiling the mosque simply by their presence within the boundaries of the Temple Mount. Using such terminology is also a coded message for preselected groups to initiate a prolonged series of violent riots on the Temple Mount which is almost always rewarded by the security forces closing access to the Temple Mount for Jews.


So far the response from Prime Minister Netanyahu has been to promise the King of Jordan and even the high officials of the European Union that Israel will enforce the status quo on the Temple Mount. The status quo is politic-speak for surrender all rights to the Temple Mount solely to the Arabs in general and the Palestinians in particular. The fact is these statements are a confirmation of acceptance of Dhimmi status for Jews specifically and all non-Muslims in general when it comes to being permitted access to the Temple Mount and assures that as Dhimmis Jews will never ever say prayers or otherwise defile the Islamic purity and holiness of the Temple Mount. Thus far a number of Ministers of the Knesset have defied the suggestion from Prime Minister Netanyahu to avoid making the situation worse by refraining visiting the Temple Mount, and never mention the idea that the Israeli government would ever pass a law granting all equal rights on the Temple Mount. They and all of Israel have been told by their Prime Minister that the Jews have given their claims to the Temple Mount to a small council appointed by the government of Jordan called the Waqf and that Jews are to accept any decisions regarding their rights to visit and even, dare I say it, pray while upon the Temple Mount. The supposition is by surrendering completely the violent riots will cease and everything can calm down and return to normal. The problem is this surrender by Prime Minister Netanyahu makes return to normal impossible as he has basically stated that the government of Israel agrees with the Islamic demands that Jews be forbidden from defiling the al-Aqsa Mosque by which the Waqf, Jordanian King Abdullah II, and the Palestinian leadership mean the entirety of the Temple Mount to be completely off limits to Jews.


The surrendering of Jewish rights within Israel and making the Temple Mount outside of Israeli laws is a dangerous step and will not accomplish the desired end to the rioting on the Temple Mount or elsewhere in Jerusalem. The rioting is designed to drive the Israelis from not only the Temple Mount but from all of East Jerusalem, the Old City, Judea, Samaria and eventually from all of Israel itself. There will no longer be any act which the Israeli government will be capable of doing that will satiate the Arab hunger to drive the Jews from what they believe is their holy lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Prime Minister Netanyahu gained nothing and may have instead further reinforced the Palestinian tactic of excessive violence by rewarding them with surrender. Now the Palestinian leadership will continue to broaden and intensify the violence in order to gain further concessions which will only whet their appetites for more concessions through violent rioting. The only way to end this cycle of violence is to firmly enforce Israeli rights and equality before the law. The Supreme Court of Israel has already ruled more than once that the Jews have equal rights to access and prayer on the Temple Mount as it is within Israel thus must confirm to Israeli laws of equality, which means equal rights, equal responsibility and equal treatment under the law. This was applied strictly to Jewish rights to visit and to pray on the Temple Mount with no regard to any wishes or dreams expressed by the Waqf or anybody else. This rioting must not be rewarded otherwise we will start to see such rioting in Tel Aviv, Netanya, Haifa, Ashdod, Eilat and across all of Israel which will lead to a confrontation Israel has worked so diligently to avoid. Israel can no longer avoid the coming waves of violence by timidity; Israel must meet the coming spread of riotous violence with firmness and enforcement of the rule of law fairly and equally against all violence be it committed by Arabs, Jews or anyone else. For the immediate future expect to hear Mahmoud Abbas not only preaching violence for the Palestinians but also calling out the Israeli Arab population to riot and throw the Jews from within their places and eventually from all places. Eventually surrender will no longer be possible so it should not become Israeli policy now or at any time as if Israeli leadership behaves as would any Dhimmi would be expected to act, how then can any Israel retain their pride and by consequence their rights as equals. We can only be as strong as our government so our government must be as firm in enforcing Israelis rights so that Israelis themselves can be expected to hold their own against these threats. A strong backbone and firm reliance on our sacred rights, honor and the virtue of prayer will see us through this coming crisis. One last thing Mr. Prime Minister, if you will stand proud we will be there with you, if you fail us now we will be there without you.


Beyond the Cusp


October 21, 2013

And They Ask Why Israel is Unable to Reach a Peace with the Palestinians

There may not be countless reasons why the Israelis have been unable to reach a lasting peace with the Palestinians but let us list a few of the reasons and actions which depict the roots of the difficulty. One of the most important impasses has been the fact that the Arab world as well as the Palestinians refuse to recognize Israel serving as the homeland of the Jewish people. They refuse to recognize that close to three thousand years of Jewish history was made in and around Jerusalem, Hevron, Shechem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Yafo, Ashkelon, Beersheba, Nazareth, and all of the land west of the Jordan River. They deny that either of the two Jewish Temples ever stood in Jerusalem on the Temple Mount and claim that the Western Wall was built in order to allow the construction of the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock despite the wall dating back approximately one thousand years before the birth of Mohammad, let alone the building of the Islamic structures placed on the Temple Mount in order to supplant the Jewish Temples having been built there and also in an effort to prevent the construction of a third Jewish Temple. They claim that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and many other Jewish holy figures were Islamic and the Jews falsely claim them to be Jewish. The Jews have difficulty making any peace based on mutual recognition of each other’s rights as a people when the Arabs, both Palestinian and numerous others throughout the world, refuse to recognize that Jews have rights as equals with Muslims and demand that the Jews live as Dhimmi under Islamic rule and forfeit any claims to equality or rights of a citizen in their own state. The fact that as Muslims the Palestinians also believe that as the lands of Israel were conquered by Muslims and were once ruled by Muslims that the lands must forever be under Muslim rule otherwise a state of conflict must exist until the lands are returned to Muslim rule. But all of these are often dismissed as technicalities which could be resolved if the Jews would simply be reasonable and recognize the rightfulness of the Islamic claims to the lands and how the land must be ruled by Muslims while all others must live as Dhimmi under the protection of Muslims and under the Islamic code of Sharia relegating them to second class citizens at best.


Then there are the more visceral offensiveness often displayed by many of the Palestinian Arabs that do more than indicate the complete lack of respect but also a rancorous hatred by the Arabs for the Jews and Israelis in general. A recent example of such was the second time in five months that Palestinian Authority Arab residents of Beit Umar, located between Halhoul and the Etzion Bloc and not far from Hevron, have placed a Nazi flag over a major thoroughfare where Jews pass in their vehicles simply to serve as an insult and instigation for further ill feelings. This is committed while at the same time the Palestinian Authority leadership refuse to recognize the history and the fact that the Holocaust ever occurred. Their Holocaust denial stands in contrast to their claims that they will finish that which Hitler started and complete the final solution. This goes hand-in-hand with their celebratory celebrity status given to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini who spent most of the time during World War II in Berlin or within the lands under Nazi rule where he lobbied very strenuously in favor of the eradication of the Jews of Europe and demanded that when the Nazis conquered the Holy Lands and the rest of the Middle East that the Final Solution be extended to deal with the rest of the Jewish people. The Mufti also recruited Muslim volunteers for the German armed forces operating in the Balkans forming two Muslim S.S. divisions. He also broadcast propaganda into the Middle East in an effort to turn the Muslim populations against the allies and into the service of the Third Reich and he was rather successful. The entire history of the Palestinian Arabs is a fabrication spun to follow loosely Jewish history and was crafted by Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas soon after forming the PLO as they saw that they could spin and propagandize into existence a false history establishing a Palestinian people that was indigenous despite there not being any history of such even during British rule or under Ottoman rule. They were aided greatly in this narrative by their handlers from the KGB which backed the efforts of the PLO as the Soviets backed the Arab nations against Israel from the late 1950s until the collapse of the Soviet Union.


Another reason that a peace has been difficult, if not impossible, has been the fact that whenever negotiations resume between Israel and the Palestinian Authority the levels of violence and numbers and severity of terror attacks greatly increase. In response to this increase the United States and the Europeans treat it as something for which Israel must simply endure and they claim that it is simply a strong reason for Israel to make concessions and do whatever is required to appease the Palestinian demands and thus allow for a peace to be reached. The Palestinian Authority also use this lenience bordering on permission from the Western leaders as a blessing to continue their violence while making even more demands. No matter what Israel offers the Palestinian Authority negotiators demand even more. Even President William Jefferson Clinton admitted after the Wye River negotiations that Yasser Arafat turned down what was probably the best offer that could have been expected and which, according to President Clinton, met 99% of what Arafat was demanding and yet he simply turned down the offer and simply walked away not even offering any new deal or compromise. It was soon after this that Yasser Arafat ordered the start of the Second Intifada which claimed over one thousand Israeli lives before Israel finally replied with the IDF going into the Palestinian areas within Judea and Samaria breaking up the terrorist networks and destroying their supplies of weapons, explosives, bomb belts, and other terror supplies and stores. The given fact was that Ariel Sharon had entered and defiled the al-Aqsa Mosque was proven to be a lie. It was confirmed by Suha Arafat, Yasser Arafat’s wife, after his death that he had ordered the Second Intifada immediately after returning from the failed negotiations and that he had planned them before leaving for the Wye River negotiations. Furthermore, anybody who has paid even the slightest of attention to the growing litany of demands, preconditions, and presumed Israeli obligations which are regularly carried out and demanded before the press by Mahmoud Abbas have realized that the list is virtually never ending and that if Israel were to surrender even half of the demands in order to make peace then there would be no Israel as a result.


Palestinian society is inundated with anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and anti-Zionist propaganda through their music, television, radio, media, school lessons, textbooks, political speeches, and every possible avenue in their society that terrorists are honored, terrorism is highly valued, and hatred of Israel and the Jews permeates everywhere they turn. They name roads, parks, schools, soccer teams, tournaments, parades, playgrounds, summer camps and everything possible after terrorists usually choosing those who either died in what they define as a glorious manner killing the hated Jews or those who were the most deadly murderers of civilians. They often refer to these terrorists as holy warriors fighting in their holy Jihad against the occupier Jews yet if Israel replies in any manner using IDF troops the Palestinians then decry that Israel is using the weapons of war against defenseless Palestinians. In their version of a just world the Palestinians are permitted to utilize any and all methods and opportunities to kill Israeli civilians but Israel must never be permitted to defend and fight against even the terrorists. They have become excellent propagandists often utilizing the same methods utilized by the Nazis and the Soviets in their implementation of using news, music, and all forms of communication in order to inundate and indoctrinate their population as well as representing their plight to the world demonizing the Israelis for wanting to live in peace in their own land. When those the world demands you make peace with will agree only that you have the right to the peace of the grave and that they not only intend to put you into one, they plan to dance on them once your covered, providing they can wait that long, then making a just and honest peace becomes impossible. Many ask what would it take for the Arabs to make peace with the Israelis. The only way that even a temporary peace could be reached would be if the Israelis threatened to conquer sufficient Arab territory that making some form of peace would save them, then they would agree to make a Hudna. What many in the West do not understand is that in Islam there is no word for peace. They divide the world into two spheres, the lands of Islam where Islam rules and the lands of war where Islam will eventually defeat them and rule these lands in the end of all struggle. To the Muslims the only way the world can have real peace is when Islam rules over all of the Earth and all the inhabitants are followers of Islam. When the Muslims make a treaty they call it a Hudna which is a peace which is to presumably last ten years or until the Islamic forces feel they are strong enough to prevail on the field of battle. A Hudna may not be broken by the non-Islamic forces and can only be broken by the Muslims when they are confident of victory and not before. Even the supposed ten year limit could technically be extended should the Islamic forces remain inferior and unable to be assured of victory. Who would not desire to enter into a Hudna styled peace agreement knowing the truth? Such a deal they have for us.


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