Beyond the Cusp

January 3, 2018

Israeli Laws and Disputed Territories

 

The term “Disputed Territories” while more accurate than “Occupied Territories” is still not exact enough to relate the truth and the actual state of these areas under International Law. Because of treaties, conferences et al including but not limited to (and with apologies to our regular readers but the list once again) San Remo Conference, Treaty of Sèvres, Treaty of Lausanne, the Mandates System and the Treaty of Westphalia (which defines the necessary requirements an area must meet to be denoted as a State). Still, we will use the term “Disputed Territories” for this article unless referring to specific regions or a change in recognition of the existing dispute.

 

All of the treaties listed above lead to one singular conclusion, under International Law, the eastern border of the State of Israel is the Jordan River. There is but one way that such can be altered, and this is what is attempting to be forced down Israel’s throat, Israel must release claim to the lands and actually grant that right to another entity. This is what actually occurred with Gaza as Israel, under the near despotic acts by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, did legally transfer the rights to govern Gaza as a separate entity to the Palestinian Authority. This legally gave the Palestinian Authority an actual piece of land with which to prove they could run an actual nation. When the Palestinian Authority lost these gifted lands to Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other criminal and terrorist entities, they proved that they were incapable of ruling over the people they claimed were loyal citizens and these loyal citizens proved they support terror and the destruction of Israel over having a state of their own. They also negated the conditions under which the land was forfeit by Israel, which allows Israel to rescind their let of claim and retake the Gaza area. But Israel, like Egypt, wants nothing to do with Gaza, as its residents are largely terrorists and their supporters whose goal in life is dead Israelis and the Jewish State in smoldering ruins with not one shred of evidence the Jews had returned. So Gaza is currently an illegal entity run by terrorists.

 

The sad part is Gaza is not all that different from the areas in the Disputed Territories run by the Palestinian Authority. The reason we gave this introduction is that the Likud Party Central Committee just voted, according to reports and the Likud’s press release, unanimously to extend Israeli Law to the Jewish communities within the “Disputed Territories” and those areas under total Israeli control. That would include Area C which, according to the Oslo Accords, is under Israeli civil, security and military control and forbidden to construct within or otherwise attempt to extend any legal control over parts by the Palestinian and other Arab Palestinian entities. This would include the building of inferior quality and sometimes even dangerous homes and shops by the European Union (EU) marking them as intended for the sole use of the Palestinian People establishing these areas as part of what the EU considers the State of Palestine. Below are a couple of pictures of these EU built structures.

 

Illegal European Union built structures in Disputed Territories

Illegal European Union built structures in Disputed Territories

 

More Illegal European Union built structures in Disputed Territories

More Illegal European Union built structures in Disputed Territories

 

Illegal European Union structures bearing obvious EU Identification signs

Illegal European Union structures bearing obvious EU Identification signs

 

Israel has destroyed numerous of these types of villages as they are more than structural threats and politically threatening to Israel, these structures are substandard, have no running water, no sewage with bathrooms simply emptying into pits contaminating ground water, no electricity, no utilities and are lacking any compliance with building codes allowing for the potential for disease and other horrific results if permitted to be used and inhabited. Jewish structures built with power and utilities but which were considered substandard have also been routinely destroyed by Israel, something the media refuses to recognize telling only when these EU structures or other Arab illegal places are taken down. The reporting has been definitively one-sided against Israel, especially in Europe and in the left-wing media in the United States.

 

As we mentioned at the start, the Likud Central Committee has just voted unanimously to extend Israeli Law to the communities and state owned areas in Area C replacing military rule. The main change would be that instead of criminal acts being investigated by the military authorities, they would be investigated by civilian law enforcement with military assistance if requested, and instead of trials taking place in military courts, civilian courts will be used. This is being touted as a remarkable first step in a process and that the Likud is breaking new ground. Below is a video of Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely at special Likud gathering of the Central Committee speaking to the ground breaking event and the blazed path by Likud. Minister of the Knesset Sharren Haskel also spoke on Sunday of the importance of the Likud Central Committee vote (second video).

 

 

There is a small problem with the Likud claim, the Jewish Home (HaBayit HaYehudi הַבַּיִת הַיְהוּדִי) has not only been a proponent calling for this for years, their members in the Knesset have taken steps in an effort to effect this exact change. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in May of 2016 made calls to revive an initiative that would extend Israeli civil law to Jewish communities in the West Bank.

 

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked attends the weekly Jewish Home party meeting at the Knesset on March 28, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked attends
the weekly Jewish Home party meeting
at the Knesset on March 28, 2016.
(Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

 

The original bill which Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked was attempting to revive was introduced and in 2014 was sponsored at that time by MKs Yariv Levin (Likud) and Orit Strock (Jewish Home), who stated that the legislation “will protect the rights and obligations of all Israelis in Judea and Samaria. There is no justifiable reason why Israeli citizens living in Judea and Samaria are unable to self-determine rights and obligations through the representatives they elected to the Knesset for this purpose, without applying sovereignty to the territory.” Prime Minister Netanyahu (Likud) did not make this legislation something he would hold coalition members to vote to support. That was a political move so as not to anger certain members of his coalition.

 

Minister of the Knesset Orit Strock from the Jewish Home

Minister of the Knesset Orit Strock from the Jewish Home

 

This has also been the unfortunate position of Prime Minister Netanyahu on this subject as if he is worried what will the world, Europe in particular, think if we change even the slightest of the present imbroglio Israel has allowed be woven since the passing of the Oslo Accords. The telling thing, also in article, is that Netanyahu did not even insist that his party members support the bill. We have long suspected that Prime Minister Netanyahu is more worried with his image and likability in Europe and the other countries of the world and often this makes him too hesitant to do what is inevitably necessary. The longer Israel waits to do what will be found to be necessary, the more the world will condemn Israel. It may already be too late but if not, then the time is passing before our eyes and is being wasted. The Likud Central Committee vote to support extending Jewish Israeli civil law to the communities in the Shomron is a decent restart. The only problem is that the vote is not binding on the Likud Knesset members and we can bet that Prime Minister Netanyahu will make a definitive point that he is not beholden to the vote and will not force anyone else to back such legislation.

 

The Regulation Bill, a revolution that paves the way for Israeli annexation of Judea and Samaria, was championed by Jewish Home Party Chairman Naftali Bennett when it was introduced in December of 2016. This was another piece of legislation which was to normalize the Jewish communities in the Shomron with the rest of Israel sponsored, or at the least co-sponsored, by Jewish Home Party as a whole which passed the Knesset in February of 2017. The Supreme Court has not struck down this law thus avoiding a battle with the Knesset where many ministers had threatened to clip the wings of the Supreme Court if it should continue to believe they had veto power and were to examine every piece of legislation and decide on its meaning and even its validity. So, at least thus far, the Regulation Bill remains intact and passed.

 

Knesset Constitution Law and Justice Committee Meeting for discussion and vote on Regulation Bill, November 30, 2016.

Knesset Constitution Law and Justice Committee
Meeting for discussion and vote on Regulation Bill,
November 30, 2016.

 

The Likud Party and their support would be required for getting legislation enforcing the concept passed unanimously by their Central Committee. Despite what the media will come out and report or what Likud members in their excited, grab attention state will scream proudly into the closest microphone, this is far from a new concept and they are grabbing the thunder as the Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home Party, is already working to revitalize former legislation which proposed exactly this idea. Her efforts may have come as members of the Likud Party told her of their Central Committee coming support and thus she knew that the right time was approaching. Ayelet Shaked has championed this cause which was partially why she was tapped to be Justice Minister by Naftali Bennett and the hierarchy of the Jewish Home Party. She has also done a great amount of work making necessary adjustments to the way Justices and Judges are selected and balanced the Israeli adjudicators such that they now represent a wide variety of political attitudes, as they were rather one-sided when she took on being Justice Minister. She has been lauded as one of the best Justice Ministers as she has quietly and with minimal feather ruffling managed to radically alter much of the judicial problems that have plagued Israel for the past fifty years. It is not unusual for Likud to hold off supporting numerous Jewish Home Party proffered legislations simply to introduce a near identical legislation with great fanfare claiming that this will be remembered as a momentous day in Israeli legislative history. Well, if they had played straight, then that momentous day could have come earlier but doing so would have meant sharing the spotlight, and politicians do hate sharing the spotlight almost as much as others get steamed over others stealing their spotlight. But for those who watch and follow the Knesset realize, much of the groundbreaking legislation others put forth were originally ideas which came from Jewish Home Party, the party which represents religious Zionism and is a proudly conservative, Jewish, Zionist party with a bright future.

 

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September 29, 2017

Kurdistan Will Become the New Israel

 

The speed with which the Kurdish referendum turned the Kurds into the new Jews and the idea of Kurdistan into the idea on November 30, 1947 by the United Nations to allow the Jews to have their state, if they could keep it, was predictable but still impressive. Just as in 1947, the Iraqi, Iranian, Syrian and Turkish leaders all threatening to destroy the Jewish State of Israel, even before its declaration; these same governments have threatened to blockade, invade and starve the Kurdish State even before it has been declared. We already have heard the term “disputed territories” as a reference to the potential Kurdish regions accompanying the threats to the region and the Kurdish People. The Iraqi government in Baghdad has already demanded the Kurds surrender their airports and borders to Baghdad and Turkey has threatened to close the border should the Kurds declare their nationhood. This threat to block all trade made despite the small item that the Turkish government makes a fair amount of profit from the oil pipeline which takes the crude from the Kurdish oil fields to Europe. We predict that should the Kurds succeed in declaring their freedom, the Turkish government will, at the very least, continue permitting the oil to flow and the money as well. That brings us to the next problem, what happens should the Kurds declare their independence from Baghdad.

 

There is one reality which the referendum revealed loudly and clearly, the Kurds will be declaring their independence, the only real question being how soon. Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of Department of Foreign Relations for Kurdistan Regional Government, has stated he does not regret holding the referendum and has stated he would prefer to have negotiations with Baghdad and not start a confrontation. Bakir told Foreign Policy, “There is always the carrot and the stick. But they (Baghdad) have forgotten about the carrot. They know only the stick.” There is a lot that the Kurds could learn by simply looking to history, almost any history involving the Arabs and other people and remember two very important facts, that the Turkmen and the Iranians have been Arabized and share the Arab psyche when it comes to war or anything which opposes them. They both, along with the Arabs, all believe in Caliphate and the supremacy of their efforts in war and destiny as foretold in the Quran and thusly promised by Allah that all their lands will forever remain theirs and efforts to reclaim stolen lands are blessed and guaranteed. This is the reason they now believe they are about to go beyond the cusp and conquer all of Europe and will never end their war to destroy all of the Jewish State, Israel, and would never end efforts to destroy the Kurdish State once they should declare their independence. The Kurdish saving grace is their Peshmerga Militia just as the saving grace for Israel at the founding of the Jewish State was the disparate fighters who resisted British rule and became the initial Israeli Defense Force (IDF).

 

The Kurds have made the first mistake in delaying declaring their independence. The longer they postpone their declaration, the lower their opportunities will become, as their lands will be taken over piece by piece by Arabs settling. They will relocate Kurdish villages and replace them with Arab inhabitants one after the other bringing in more Arabs from every Arab nation, from Iraq, from Egypt, from Syria until there is no distinct Kurdish region in Iraq and that will end any opportunity for Kurdish independence. What the Arabs will do to the Kurdish region will be exactly what Saddam Hussein did to the Kurds from Kirkuk and Mosul. This is the reality the Kurdish people will face if they refuse to act definitively and immediately. Their only hope is their community and that is what will be destroyed while they talk, and the Arabs will talk and talk as they destroy the Kurdish People just as the Palestinian Arabs, a construct who are actually simply Arabs from Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and various other Arab nations, will never give up until the State of Israel is destroyed and the Jewish People are destroyed, made to live a slavish life under the thumb of the Arabs who consider themselves superior to all others. The Kurdish People have two hopes, declaring Kurdistan now and forever and the Peshmerga Militias which proved worthy enough to bring ISIS spreading across the lands to an end and then push them back and open the gates to Mosul aiding in their defeat there. The Kurdish People believe in their Kurdistan and need to actually do exactly what the Arabs, Iranian and Turks fear most, declare the Greater Kurdistan for all the Kurdish People. Below is our idea for a proposed Kurdistan which simply takes parts of Syria and Iraq leaving Turkey alone with its current borders.

 

Our Idea for a Proposed Kurdistan

Our Idea for a Proposed Kurdistan

 

The Kurds of Syria need to request to join their fellow Kurds and can do so by holding their own independence referendum as soon as they can arrange such. They then formally request to join their lands with the Kurdish regions of Iraq and promise to accept whatever style of government the Iraqi Kurds propose surrendering their ideas of a socialist state under a strong leader who would inevitably become a dictator which has proven time and again around the world to lead to disaster, just as President Trump stated loudly at the United Nations in his General Assembly speech where he stated,

”The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems.”

The entire of the Kurdish People must be one which means permitting the Kurds of Turkey who desire to live under the rule of their own people and government to be permitted to immigrate to the new lands of Kurdistan. This would end the separative movements within Turkey as the Kurds desiring not to live under Erdogan and Turkish rule would have an option and Turkey would benefit in no longer having a restive and resisting people within their borders. The Kurds would benefit by having their own lands and rule. The Middle East would gain as an entire people would now no longer reside under the false borders imposed by the Europeans, namely the French and British who imposed the Sykes-Picot Treaty in order to make the Middle East unable to be ruled by any governance other than an oppressive rule. The establishing of Kurdistan could be the first step in a complete redrawing of the Middle East according to tribal and religious alliances making for more opportunity for harmony and potentially an economic revival and a brighter future for all in the Middle East and perhaps beyond. A Kurdistan could be the first step to redrawing the lines ending decades of stagnation and oppression. The leadership will oppose any change, as that would end their power. Either eventually the separate tribal and religious factions will gain their independence or there will be eternal struggles and warfare leaving the entirety of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) economically backwards, politically backwards, and societally disrupted with continued oppressions and constant upheaval and revolts.

 

Map of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

Map of the Sykes-Picot Agreement.
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

 

The current examples of what the Sykes-Picot Agreement has wrought are Syria and Iraq. Syria has all but dissolved and will likely and unfortunately be returned largely to the rule of Bashir al-Assad thanks largely to Iran and an assist from Russian air-power. Iraq is also a partially dissolved state reliant upon Iran if it is to restore rule from Baghdad. The establishing of the nation of Kurdistan would free parts of both Syria and Iraq from oppressive rulers. Perhaps it might lead to dividing Iraq and Syria into their differing sectors by Shia and Sunni establishing nations who share religious beliefs and values. Of course, such a plan would only work providing the Sunni and Shia could decide to let go of their centuries old enmity. Whatever the future of the Middle East, if the Kurds desire to remain a people and preserve their culture, their only hope is to form a single nation incorporating the majority of their people residing in the immediate region and defending their lands with such vigor as to make all wary of engaging them in the future. The sad thing is it will more than likely require them defending their nations, once declared, from an immediate attack, if history is any lesson. The sooner they start, the better the outlook as time will result in a weakening of their position just as the not allowing Israel to be established immediately after the San Remo Conference and Treaty of Sèvres instead of waiting a quarter century allowing hundreds of thousands of Arabs to be settled within the borders set aside for the Jewish State. The Kurds must avoid permitting tens or hundreds of thousands of Arab to be implanted within what they desire as borders or they will face the same kind of terror warfare Israel has faced from even before her founding and right up to the latest attacks which came immediately after Mahmoud Abbas publically called for Days of Rage.

 

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July 11, 2015

Time for a Proudly Ardent Zionist Teachers’ Union

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What is written here could apply to any organization, it is just that the “Israel Teachers’ Union,” for the reason of continued acceptance, or so was the excuse given to those who objected, that accepted and signed the World Teachers’ Association (WTA) what can only be described as another BDS supporting document which was presented supporting the statement, “the continued Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the existence of illegal Israeli settlements there and their impact on the lives of Palestinians, including access to water along with the blockade of Gaza, has imposed severe restrictions on economic and social development in Palestine.” Unsurprisingly enough this has caused a split in the membership of the teachers’ union in Israel. What has developed is surprising in that the teachers who have been most outspoken against the signing of this odious document being threatened by the post-Zionist members of their union with legal actions to shut them out of the debate. Perhaps the time has come for a real Zionist Teachers’ Union which supports their nation in its life or death struggle over the acceptance of the pro-BDS document such as the one their leadership found so important and likely not all that odious a document, if not a document with which they were in total agreement, just so they would not have been barred from the WTA. One needs to wonder if these same representatives were to attend a META (Middle East Teachers Association) if such an organization were to exist, and a document was drafted demanded the “Right of Return” for over five-million so-called Arab Palestinian refugees’ would this document also be acceptable to remain as accepted by Israel’s enemies? One might be led to believe they would as such would not be in contradiction to their personal beliefs as they have no feelings or belief in Israel as the home nation of the Jewish People but rather as the democratic multicultural conglomeration of people bordering the Mediterranean Sea with no particular special character.

 

There can be no middle ground between teachers who are Zionist and believe in Israel as a separate and special nation unique among the nations as the reestablishment of the ancient state of the Jewish People after near two-millennia and the establishment of the G0d given opportunity for the Jewish people to once again be the People of the Book and a light unto the nations established to give hope to those in the world who desire a better world that was established by Hashem, formed by Hashem, styled by Hashem and commanded by Hashem to carry His message to the rest of the people on the planet He created, formed and established to celebrate the glory, magnanimity, supremacy and transcendence of Hashem. Even if one only desires that Israel be the nation for the Jewish People and the only place on all of Earth that the Jewish People would be able to flee should the world once again become overcome with Jew hatred ready to end the existence of the Jews once again, the aim of powers and empires almost too numerous to list over the last thirty-five-hundred years of history to genocidally murder the Jewish People starting with the Ancient Egyptians and further attempted by the following empires and forces with such intents but not limited to: the Amalekites, Chaldean Empire, Philistine Empire (not in any way related to ‘Palestinians’ as the Philistine people were of Greek extraction and were absorbed into other peoples and ceased existence over two-thousand years ago), Babylonian Empire, Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire (Haman and his sons against Mordechai and Queen Esther and the Megillah of Esther and the celebration of Purim), Greek Empire, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Crusaders, Spanish Empire, Ottoman Turkish Empire, British Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, German Empire (part of the cleansing of German tribal lands of the accursed Catholics and Jews based on writings of Martin Luther), French Empire (during the purification of France under the troops controlled by the Catholic Church and the French Cardinal and the one pursuit the Royalty joined with the Catholics despite their struggles for outright control of France), Russia Empire Under the Czars (the driving force behind the Czar’s orders for a book be written which could be utilized to prove Jewish conspiracies to control governments and as being a danger to the rule of the Czars which became “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion which is used in numerous Arab and Muslim countries to explain their suspicions and hatreds of the Jews even today), Nazi Empire, Soviet Empire (under Stalin who claimed the Jews were the ultimate Capitalists and thus enemies of the State and an unacceptable threat despite many Jews, including Leon Trotsky, being instrumental supporters of the revolution), and who next, the Arab forces such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, ISIS and other Arab Islamist supremacists or potentially Iran where chants of “Death to Israel” are even more common than those of “Death to America” both of which are regular staples of the Friday after prayer services but before nightfall.

 

The fact that an Israeli Teachers’ union representatives value sitting amongst those who would have them murdered if given the opportunity to do so without having any direct involvement more than they value the Zionist principles that values the survival of the Jewish People over being politically correct or fitting in and everything else involved with going along in order to get along is enough to make one feel ill and to demand that those teachers who understand and value the continued love of and dedicated to the preservation of Israel as the Jewish State and sole refuge for all the Jewish People reestablished as the historic right of the original indigenous peoples in our lands to depart the company of traitors and start a second teachers’ union with a Zionist agenda and that fully supports both Israel and the Jewish People. The fact that members of the Israeli Teachers’ union would threaten and even consider bringing legal suits against those teachers who would even broach the subject and suggest that signing such an odious document in the first place and then defend it with such threats is further proof that there can be no compromise nor is there any room for dissent from the views of the self-appointed moralists who would condemn their fellow countrymen in such a despicable manner. There is little need to attempt to alter the convictions of these post-Zionist teachers who apparently have co-opted the existing teachers’ union and as is the case in all too many Israeli institutions from the Supreme Court to leadership of the vast majority of political parties to the Israeli Teachers’ union, amongst all too many unions which populate Histadrut and taking similar stands due to their history of extremist leftist and communist control which are almost invulnerable to the forces of change.

 

Nowhere is this more evident than in the community organizations and NGOs such as B’Tselem, New Israel Fund, Breaking the Silence, Gisha, Combatants for Peace, Adalah, Coalition of Women for Peace, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Alternative Information Center, Bimkom, Ir Amim, Machsom Watch, Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, Physicians for Human Rights- Israel, Women Against Violence and other similarly named NGOs which like the Israel Teachers’ Union are made up of Israelis and usually largely Jewish Israelis who are sold on the same old, tired, tried but failed and failed miserably mantra of land for peace. This is despite the fact that there is not a single evidentiary backing for the concept of Israelis, and especially Jewish Israelis, ever trading a piece of land and receiving even prolonged calm, let alone peace for the efforts. As has been documented repeatedly, every single time there has been the surrendering of lands, not only did that sacrifice not bring peace but has been universally followed by additional violence and often a prolonged and steadily increasing theater of horrific violence. Inevitably it has become known that the violence had been planned ahead of such exchanges specifically to be used as proof that each sacrifice was insufficient to appease the unappeasable appetite for dispossessing Jews of their lands in this their dear, ancient and, for many, holy lands. The first attempt at such a series of events was during the early 1920s when the British struck a deal between the Zionist Congress and the Arab leadership within the area of the British Mandate lands as well as the Arab League and the Mufti of Southern Syria. This deal entailed that in exchange for all the British Mandate Lands east of the Jordan River, constituting approximately 78% of that said Mandate lands, being surrendered of claim for inclusion of the establishment by the Jewish nation and being surrendered for the establishment of an Arab State for the Arabs residing in the areas of Southern Syria, thus the remaining 22% of the lands which constitute the lands west of the Jordan River will be made inviolate and reserved for the Jewish People and their State. This was what was agreed upon and signed by the parties including the British as the Mandated Power to implement the promise of a Jewish State making everything legal and a settled matter well almost settled. This deal was followed by a slowly increasing intensity of violence against the Jews living in areas west for the Jordan River which peaked with rioting and mass assaults on the Jews in 1929 and this calm followed by ramping violence repeated itself peaking again in 1933, in 1936 and again in 1939 and then settled down during the era of World Wat II largely due to the presence of British troops in numbers plus the existence of a Jewish Brigade made up of Jews who volunteered to fight with the British in the Middle East and mostly in northern Africa which was called the Palestine Brigade. The reason was at the time of World War II and before as well as until the name of Palestinian had been co-opted by Yasser Arafat in order to claim the periods when the Jews were always referred to as the Palestinians and those who took the name under Arafat had been called the, wait for it, the Arabs.

 

After World War II the lead-up to the founding of the State of Israel in May of 1948 came and surprisingly enough, the next offer to share the exact lands which the British and the world had claimed was inviolate and reserved solely for the Jewish State. Such is the worth of promises made unto the Jews. Under the United Nations Charter in Article 80 the world body unanimously supported honoring the Mandate system and all agreements made within that framework. This obviously included the agreement made by the by Britain, the power of the Mandate in question, with the World Zionist Congress that the lands west of the Jordan had been set aside solely and inviolate for the Jewish State in exchange for the surrender of the lands east of the Jordan River, which constituted over three-fourths of the Mandated lands. Despite this agreement being in place and obliged to be honored by the United Nations, the General Assembly passed on November 29, 1947, Resolution 181 which suggested the lands west of the Jordan River, the exact lands the British had guaranteed would be inviolate and the United Nations has adopted as its sole policy when ratifying Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, be divided evenly into an Arab and a Jewish States respectively. This generous offer went so far as to divide Israel as in the map below where the orange area of the map would have constituted Israel while the yellow area of the map would have constituted the proposed Arab state. This meant that approximately half of what would have become Israel would have been constituted of the Negev Desert while the yellow areas included largely good farm lands and would have had the short-lived international city of Jerusalem surrounded which would likely have meant that all of Jerusalem as it was at that time would have defaulted to Arab control and being placed beyond the reach of any Jew. The violence ramped up considerably with the rioting and physical attacks on Jews became daily occurrences until May15, 1948, when Israel came officially into being and had war declared on her by at least a half dozen nations who had troops present to force the Jews into the sea or worse.

 

 

1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 Partition Plan accepted by the Jewish Zionist Congress, precursor to an Israeli government, but refused by Arab League thus making the entirety of the Resolution 181 voided and relegated to the trash bin of history.

1947 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 Partition Plan accepted by the Jewish Zionist Congress, precursor to an Israeli government, but refused by Arab League thus making the entirety of the Resolution 181 voided and relegated to the trash bin of history.

 

 

The threats by Egyptian President Nasser in May and early June and the massing of troops by Egypt and Syria, joined as the United Arab Republic for the duration of this war as an act of unity, on the northern and southern borders of Israel which resulted in the Six Day War was a massive increase culmination since the founding of Israel nineteen years earlier. This threatened attack was the culmination of the continued slow ramping up of violence since the armistice which resulted in an end, though without an actual peace agreement but merely a cessation of hostilities at that time, I believe called a Hudna by Muslims, and resulted in the ultimate violence, as mentioned, the Six Day War. The ceasefire from that conflict remained in place until Yom Kippur morning on October 6, 1973, which could have been claimed to have resulted after Israel had claimed one too many times her willingness to return the Sinai Peninsula in exchange for a real and lasting peace. When we reach the eventual peace with Egypt one might desire to call that the return of the Sinai as not having any lands and received peace, which as far as Egypt is concerned but one need remember that as a part of the peace with Egypt they surrendered any and all claims to the Gaza Strip which has proven to be a continual source of violence and several armed conflicts. Further, the entirety of the peace talks has been about Israel surrendering lands for peace, yet receiving nothing but violence, attacks, terrorism and death. As we have been pointing out, whenever the Jews or Israel as a nation has offered to make peace they have been greeted with more and more violence. When Israel retreated from Southern Lebanon due to ever increasing terrorism it was not even a full year before things had escalated to the point where the withdrawal had become recognized as a complete and utter failure gifting half of Lebanon to Islamist extremists of Hezballah who have driven the violence to a fevered pitch twice resulting in two wars and the ramping of the threats and rhetoric has already started once again, building up to what is difficult to envision with the entirety of Syria in flames and Hezballah having suffered serious losses may be seeking another conflict with Israel to regain some of their sorely lacking respect from the Lebanese or perhaps instill some fear into them. Meanwhile, when Israel made its peace with Jordan, Israel offered to return to Jordan the lands the Jordanians had been illegally possessing from 1948 through the start of the Six Day War in 1967, a full nineteen years. There has been almost nothing but violence and terrorist attacks ever since. When in 1999 with the aid of United States President Clinton Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered Yasser Arafat the entirety of what Arafat had told President Clinton he would require in order to make a lasting peace with Israel. When after a late night of arm-twisting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak made his offer which was met by Arafat storming from the conference and jetting back to Ramallah and almost immediately starting the second intifada, an unprecedented assault with homicide bombers blowing themselves up in pizza parlors, restaurants, hotels, bus depots, malls, discotheques and wherever a crowd of innocent Israelis could be found. This eventually led to Israel constructing the separation barrier which succeeded in preventing much of the violence.

 

This is the same separation barrier which the world has only understood to be the tall cement walls through urban areas which were necessitated to prevent the prevalent sniper fire which was slaughtering innocent civilians. For over three-fourths of the length of the separation barrier it consists of a tall chain-link fence. The perception of the barrier as a wall is simply another case of successful casting of the Israelis as being harsh oppressors which has become the adopted trope from the leftist socialist media, not at all surprising when one realizes the realities that the two greatest murderers of Jews have been the National Socialists and the International Socialists, or the Nazis and Communists. As the media in Europe and lagging almost a decade behind but making up the ground on the outside is the United States have both turned sharply leftist their reporting has simply become a form to bludgeon Israel and depict her government as a tyranny despoiling the virgin lands and victimizing the most innocent of babes in the pristine woodlands, never mind these babes carry axes to slaughter Israelis at every opportunity and then cry that the Israelis are invading and despoiling their neighborhoods when law enforcement and investigatory agencies seek to find and arrest the perpetrators of often the most heinous of crimes. Such was the uproar after two cousins murdered the Fogels, the mother, father and two brothers, Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and their tiny little sister and newest member to the family, three-month-old Hadas as they slept one Shabbat Night. Or the slaughter of four rabbis in morning prayers in a synagogue in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in West Jerusalem of Har Nof murdered by cousins, Odai Abed Abu Jamal, 22, and Ghassan Muhammad Abu Jamal, 32, who claimed they were avenging what they saw as a threat to the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem a good four or five miles from where these monsters slaughtered and then butchered with 9mm handguns, knives and axes included in prayer at the time of their slaughters almost as if making a pagan sacrifice of the four holy men still wearing their Prayer Shawls and Phylacteries with Prayer Books still in hand, not that such would have been necessary as each probably knew the prayer better than most but also know that it is an even more special mitzvah to read each day’s prayers as if you are seeing the words for the first time and feel their wonderment and immerse oneself in the wonder, sincerity, passion and adoration that comes only on the first time reading such words of power and divine beauty, Rabbi Moshe Twersky, Rabbi Cary Levine, Rabbi Avraham Goldberg and Rabbi Aryeh Kopinsky and then added the first police officer, a traffic policeman who was unarmed, Zidan Saif, a noble and brave Druze who was simply attempting to pull others out of harm’s way when these savages murdered once more as if their blood lust had yet to be satisfied.

 

In memory of these and all the other victims of the return to our ancient lands and to those for whom these lands will be their final refuge from the spreading hatreds, our teachers need leave the fold of their union and build one of their own fashioned by their hands with the eternal guidance from Hashem who will honor such as it honors his people and his lands. There are those amongst us who realize and know that despite the fragile nature of the existence of Israel, an existence so frail that without the aiding hands of Hashem it could not be, that this existence is still the safest of all places upon this earth for a Jew at these times. Make a teachers’ union that chooses Hashem, which chooses Israel, which recognized the special task we Jews have entered in our covenant with Hashem. Make a union that teachers can safely say as our forefathers said when receiving the Law at Mount Sinai, “We will obey and we will hear.” They can risk such faith as the teachers’ union you will form will be of such dedication to Hashem, to our land of Israel and to imparting that love in every lesson you teach. Make a new teachers’ union as the established union no longer serves as the ideal example that you wish to follow and honor. Make a union that teachers will proudly exclaim that they chose honor over acceptance. Form a union for real teachers who take moral stands and who form in their students and morale of the spirit which endows them with a moral and fulfilling education. Make a union to remember those we have lost, learn from all who remain and take the lessons from history to arm themselves for tomorrow. And lastly form a teachers’ union for your own self-worth and that will fill you with pride and thus make of you better teachers.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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