Beyond the Cusp

June 21, 2017

Tomorrow Will Bring More of the Same Tired Excuses

 

First thing, we can guarantee you are, there will be more terrorist attacks, more supposed “lone wolves,” more mass shootings and more general mayhem and every time the immediate media response will be a combination of the following demands and explanations. There is that ever-present “call for calm by both sides.” Then there is the demand that “we not jump to any conclusions until more is known,” And one of our favorites, “We must not respond with Islamophobia,” whatever that is as we have yet to find it anywhere except for the warnings against it. Have you ever noticed there is no call to eradicate anti-Semitism after these attacks which almost always Jews are the victims and were targeted by people with obvious case of severe anti-Semitism. There will be demands that there be gun control and the ever present that the perpetrator has to be some gun nut, right wing, violent militia member, plus the recently added Trump supporter against whose type of crazies we must be ever vigilant and guarding against before they destroy our precious, liberal, democratic, social wonderland. Then when the perpetrator turns out to be a leftist, anti-social lunatic, everything is dropped and no corrections to the previous venom spurted by the media and left wing politicians. When, in the not too distant future, somebody decides to do a research paper on violence of the late Twentieth Century through the early Twenty-First Century they will reach the conclusion, unless they are very good at reading through page thirty or even section C page twenty-two on the day after the truth came out for the retractions or correction stating the truth about the perpetrator, that all the violence was from the right and supported Trump for emperor of the world. That is the state of things so we will discuss our favorite subject, Israel, with a side of Trump-mania.

 

Please excuse our not giving particular examples as with the slightest suggestion of using Google (or equivalent if you prefer not feeding the monster), examples by the gazillions are easily found. Terror attacks can be found striking every continent with a preference apparently Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Despite the seemingly excessive number of terror attacks targeting Israelis, there are even more terrorist strikes of Muslim on Muslim with most being between Sunni and Shiite yet there is also intra-sect terror violence. Mostly, the attacks of Muslim on Muslim violence gets a minor report and are pretty much left to wither and fade into the background noise of everyday clatter which passes for news. What is uninspiring is the repeated call for calm after every terror attack within the European sphere and the more often than not demand that people just adapt and get used to such events as part of normalcy. This is the European elites preferred means of coping with anything which does not directly affect their reelection potential. The exception, as we noticed with the Mosque attack in London this week, when the victims are Islamic, then terror must be fought no matter who is behind it. We are willing to bet we do not hear that call after the next attack on Israelis or in Europe where people going about their daily lives or attending a concert are struck with a mass attack traced to an Islamist group. Then we will be told how most Muslims are peaceful and Islam is the religion of peace.

 

One has to wonder if those claiming that Islam is the religion of peace have ever read the Quran. We know that those who claim that Judaic history is filled with violence have read the Bible and those claiming that the Christians are violent as they perpetrated the Crusades. What they do not bother to do is correct the Crusades claims, as those were not offensive wars but instead a response to the Islamic conquest of the formerly Christian Holy Lands and trying to take back Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth. You also do not hear that Judaism had their wars of conquest around three thousand years ago and the Jews had not had an offensive war since before the Babylonian Empire, Persian Empire, Greek Empire, Roman Empire and the birth of Islam and their conquest of the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia and having made three attempts for the conquest of Europe, one ending in Tours France after taking much of Spain, Andalusia as the Muslims named it, and the other two ending at the gates of Vienna. Of course, it appears that the discussion must never point out little imperfection in the victimhood of the Islamic world claiming how they have been wronged by the developed world, namely that the Islamic Caliphate has been the longest existing empire which has covered much of the existing world second only to the Mongols in area of coverage. The Islamic Caliphate, or Islamic Empire, is the longest existing empire lasting over the past one-thousand-three-hundred-eighty-seven years since the year 630 AD when Mohammad had led the Arab Islamic forces out of the Arabian Peninsula starting the conquest of the Middle East followed by the conquest of North Africa and began their conquest of Spain and later into the Balkans, as described above (see map below). Their claims of being the poor victims of European colonialization was about a period covering less than a century which resulted from the Ottoman empire allying with Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I which their side lost.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

So, all we have seen of late in the United States has been intriguing. Any criminal act where there is gun violence the immediate response is that it is all the fault of President Donald Trump. The perpetrator, as we mentioned earlier, is claimed to be a Trump supporter. There was the scare that the election of President Trump was going to unleash a wave of anti-Semitism. There were some threats which proved to be made by a mentally distressed American-Israeli teen and the other few by a distraught man trying to have some form of revenge on his former girlfriend. Then the expected waves of anti-Semitism presumably planned and executed by legions of Trump supporters never happened. And that was the end of that story. But then there was the two, or was it three, day event over Kathy Griffin and her decapitation of President Trump. As she is from the wonderful elite from Hollywood and one of the wonderful and perfect people and she was slightly off in her judgement but her heart was in the right place. Anything which might bring down Trump is all from things which are in the right place. There is this wonderful rendition of the Shakespeare play of Julius Caesar in Central Park where their depiction of Julius Caesar has this great appearance resembling; you guessed it, Donald Trump. It has received rave reviews for its great symbolism and artistic genius. The one thing which we can count on the leftists is their double standards. Things which are wonderful and of great value when used for attacking conservatives are equally despicable and horrific should they be used in similar vein against the left. Imagine if a play was performed eight years ago of Shakespeare in the midlands based on Romeo and Juliet where two star crossed lovers end up committing suicide in a political imbroglio where Romeo and Juliet were made to resemble President Obama and Michelle Obama. Imagine the reaction in the media and the screams that those who wrote the adaptation and all the thespians who took part in the play should be arrested and tortured relentlessly for their thought crime of performing such an insult and threat to the President and the First Lady. Exactly the opposite of the reception the death of Donald Trump on stage in Central Park has received. There have been some Trump supporters who have taken to disrupting the play and they should simply allow it to continue as an example of the left’s deep seated hatred of all things they oppose. Allowing these items to continue over the next four, or possibly eight, years of Trump in the White House as a reminder of exactly what those who elected President Trump were voting to prevent. These actions may just inspire the conservatives and the rest who elected Trump and those who have joined them as the left and their bile is paraded before all America may just invigorate them to continue to make a difference and continue to remain active politically and not just return to sleep and allow the left to return to power and finish what they have started. Given another couple of terms in near term could return everything to the brink which the world was on as the elections altered the path and then tip it right over the edge sending things beyond the cusp.

 

When there is the next mass shooting or terror attack, we will once again see the usual media and liberal elitist reactions claiming that in reality we are all to blame for not enacting those ideas they present as the cure-alls to everything which ails our societies. Their bromides are as predictable as where they place the blame. It is the gun, not the person behind the gun. What they will never admit is that the reason they want to rid the world of individual firearm ownership is because an unarmed people are called slaves. There is a reason they demand that every society and every culture are equal is so they can allow the less civilized, also known as more barbaric, are permitted to intermingle with the developed world and complete chaos results. This works in their favor as when society reaches a state where the violence becomes intolerable, the people will scream for a savior, grant such a savior any and all power they demand if only they will be granted security. It is after what results that the people will learn that Benjamin Franklin, whether misattributed or not, was dead on correct when he stated, “Those who sacrifice Liberty for Security deserve neither.” But the elite leftists have something, which is currently being denied students in our universities today, a solid Liberal Arts education. They have a reason for graduating students who lack this education and the understanding that a basic knowledge of history, political science, literature, philosophy and the rest of the humanities will never understand, the reasoning behind the American Constitution and the thoughts and protections it provided. Instead, they will fall for the same pitfalls and traps which previous generations have time and time again when knowledge of the past was forgotten. That is what is coming and all too fast for those of us from previous generations who availed ourselves of a solid education are watching and fearing for our children and grandchildren, and most of us are grandparents and thus too far removed from the current generation to be heeded rather than dismissed as old fools.

 

Now for the most inflammatory part of this article, the reason that the Jews are always the first people targeted. The Jews are and always have been called the people of the book. This was not a phrase invented by Islam but picked up by Mohammad. There are a number of reasons for this name. First and most obvious is that we have the Torah and Bible and thus are the people from those Books or scrolls. But it goes deeper. Jews from the time of Moses on provided their children with the ability to read in order to read the Torah from the earliest time of writing. The Jews initially learned much through memorization but still had a core of leaders, the priests who were always gifted with the ability to read and write. This was disseminated to all Jews whenever possible and society and time permitted. After the Roman Diaspora this learning to read and write and afterwards arithmetic, philosophy, physics and all the sciences became almost the Jewish calling card. This is part of the reason so many Nobel Prizes in the sciences have been disproportionally won by Jews, around 30% despite being but 0.2% of the Earth’s total population. Because the Jews, as a whole, are one of the highly educated peoples and because of this they are a danger to the elites who desire to return to a world where they are the privileged few with the remainder living in servitude with some preferred scientists to continue to provide the technology the elites require to continue to oppress the rest of humanity. But for this return to the medieval societal bifurcated society with a small and selected leftist elite controlling all while the remainder slave away living brutish lives denied the pleasures and power which is controlled by the elite and portioned out to the lesser society in order to prevent the evils of global climate change. The people will be disarmed and denied the weapons, especially firearms which the elite will retain, because an armed people are a free people who can demand equality. Equality is not the lefts idea of a perfected society. A perfected society allows for the correct people in charge leaving the remainder to be few but sufficient in number to grow their food and other menial tasks while their betters live their privileged lives. Jews have to be removed from the society because they will resist such and warn the masses of the coming threats as the Jews Torah demands that all people respect and be respected. Life is to be celebrated, not squandered and lived in servitude as an underclass. Jews have a history of resisting such demeaning of humanity and leading people in revolution against tyrants. That is why the Jew must be kept low or preferably destroyed, as they will continue by their nature to be the liberators of those relegated as an underclass. Education is the strength of the Jews and should be treasured by all people because when it is lost, the people are soon to be lost as well. Below is this explained by somebody far more qualified and knowledgeable than we are capable of providing.

 

 

The video is worth the time it takes to view it. There are some surprising insights and some quotes which many likely have never heard. They are utilized well in describing some truths, some which hold some hope and others which are disturbing and hurtful but necessary if we are to approach these problems honestly.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

June 17, 2017

Some Cataclysm This Way Comes

 

The feelings always come before the dark clouds and the increasing wind where the storm is filled with steel rain and exploding hail. How far in advance we can never say, but the storm is a brewing. The question is, are you sensitive or equipped emotionally and spiritually to recognize the problem. To figure this out, there are other items about ourselves we need to understand, and the question is how we can reach this understanding. Is there such a thing as evil? Can a person be evil? Can a group of people be evil as in a tribe or club or gathering? Can a society be evil? Can a religious group be evil? Can the entire world be turning towards evil? You have probably noticed that the recognition of what makes something evil is required to see coming disasters, and that is basic. Evil is fairly recognizable when witnessing an act or judging one from the past, especially when the evil is overt. Jeffrey Dahmer opening his freezer and pulling out dinner reveals obvious evil. But Hitler offering the German people jobs, the right to be proud of the Fatherland, rebuild their military as in Europe a military meant safety, return them to having the basic rights of pleasure every human being deserved, freedom from false civil moralities, freedom from the conscience (that annoying little voice in your head that tells you not to do something you really want to do), to free them from the Judeo-Christian ethic and to return everyone to the age of the barbarians when Germany defeated Rome and its false Christian idea was less detectable as evil. Evil brought into a society slowly and using words and phrases which everybody knows and each time corrupting their original meaning just slightly can bring an entire people, an entire country, an entire continent or even a significant and possible majority of a religion to do and practice horrific evils all because they couched everything in pretty frames and used the words from their holy books in selective order choosing those phrases which supported their ultimate goal. And if your nation, religion, sect or any other civil group has written somewhere in their liturgy the need to spread the culture, religion, dominion or whatever defines the intended audience to the entire world, that can be stated as conquer the world and make all like ourselves or they must die if they refuse as your central tenet which is another evil.

 

To put it as an analogy for the lighting of several billion tons of high explosives, the fuse has been lit and we know not its length nor do we know if it is cannon fuse or fast fuse. The fuse could be five-hundred miles long and be the slowest cannon fuse burning about a foot per day or it could be three-feet of fast fuse which once lit we would not get to turn, let alone run. The coming conflagration could start between the writing and the posting or it could wait a decade before boiling over and igniting, or even longer. That is the ways of such things. Still, looking around the globe and the problem is not seeing the growing chaos but picking where the world is unravelling the fastest. Figure that out, then you might believe you have found the flashpoint, not true. The world is tricky with such things. Often the trigger comes from the most unexpected places and other times it becomes so obvious to all only in hindsight. Take the two world wars, the first the trigger is obvious but only after the event while the other built upon pressures put in place to prevent such but instead guaranteed another war. On the other hand anyone studying the world and conflict would have been concentrating on the splits occurring in Islam and been blindsided by the Mongols. Then, looking back you can only shake one’s head and wonder, what was the Caliph thinking when he sent back the severed heads of the emissaries sent by Genghis Khan attempting to set up trade relations. Well yes, we know he believed he had the strongest forces in the known world, which was the problem; they knew nothing about the Mongols and underestimated their strength. It would have been wonderful to see the look on his face as the Mongols road in from over the horizon. Their reaction must have been similar to the Germans on the defenses at Normandy when the fog lifted and they saw the invasion fleet (see picture below). This was amongst the largest of any invasion fleet in human history in numbers of men, ships and definitely in tonnage of equipment, manpower and supplies.

 

Small Part of Allied Invasion Fleet off Normandy Beach on D-Day

Small Part of Allied Invasion Fleet off Normandy Beach on D-Day

 

Looking around our world today and the obvious flash points are the crumbling order of the Middle East and North Africa and the expansions of China; yet a closer inspection also brings in Iran and North Korea. Still, the bet is that whatever is coming will come from elsewhere with one safe bet being out from Europe yet again. But Asia has its history of conflicts with China central in most of them either as conqueror or as victim. One of the longest but least studied in Western schools are the many wars between China and India. Then there are the conflicts which included Japan, the Koreans (they were not always split), Vietnamese, Siam, Philippines, and the Mongols. China was the ten-ton nation in the center and thus a major part of any conflict. Interestingly, within the next decade it is predicted that China will have to surrender its title as most populous nation to India. India has played a part in much of Western history despite it barely getting notice in modern classrooms. India with their sheer numbers formed the eastern wall denying the Persians expansion forcing their thrusts westward where they made their most fateful enemies, the Greeks. After Alexander had handed the Persians their revenge from the Greeks and then struck the same wall, the Indian army and sheer numbers. Perhaps India might be credited with dividing the world between Asia and Europe with the Middle East the fields where the wars would be fought because attacking India was suicide. The Middle East was once the starting and ending place of uncountable wars but two most devastating wars such that they are remembered as World Wars I & II. These were the final two wars between the powers of Europe where, in some combination or another, France, Spain and Britain fought for centuries. The warring between these three nations spread world wide as they conquered the New World and much of Asia becoming empires. It was once boasted that the sun never set on the British Empire. The British had India as a colony and shared the oppression of China during the Opium Wars. The Opium Wars were two wars in the mid-19th century involving Anglo-Chinese disputes over British trade in China and China’s sovereignty. Then there are the largely unstudied wars between the Native American tribes as well as the tribes of Central and Southern America. Where will the next great conflagration originate is anybody’s guess? We need to remember that World War I was started in what has to be one of the most convoluted series of events. Yes, there was an assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, Duchess of Hohenberg Sophie, who were assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian patriot fighting for Bosnian independence. He sat waiting in a position which was not supposed to be traveled by the Archduke as the main ambush was set on the planned route but this young and overly excited youth demanded a part and those planning it placed him in this out of the way spot to end his constant demands to be included, or so the rumors put it. Archduke Ferdinand and wife Sophie ended up on the alternate route as their driver, unfamiliar with the winding roads, had taken a wrong turn and was attempting to find a turn to return to the desired route which likely led the driver to drive at a slower speed than usual which probably made the shooting easier than had they been at speed. From this intricate entanglement of events came World War I.

 

This accidental conclusion of missteps brought two people into the path, though unintended, fatefully resulting in the shot that started one of the most devastating wars in human history. This was the first mechanized war where the machine gun ruled the early battlefield only to be outdone by the first land dreadnaughts, the early tanks. These tanks were undependable but would usually function just long enough to reach the opposing trenches free from the slaughtering horizontal hail of machine gun bullets. The machine gun made the war stagnate until the German and Austro-Hungarian troops introduced poison gas into the conflict. The Allied powers of Britain, France, Italy, Russia and Japan responded with the same and these toxins proved a double-sided sword as a change in the winds could turn your side’s gas attack right back onto your own troops. Both sides responded with gasmasks making the gas attacks mostly irritants and mildly dangerous as troops learned how to survive these attacks. The tank was the final weapon changing the battlefield and its introduction brought the war closer to its end. The final shot to the heart was the entrance of the United States whose troops proved to make the difference in the end. The treaties ending World War I gave birth to the Arab states, and a Christian nation, Lebanon, and a Jewish nation, Israel. The Christian nation is in conflict with a series of civil conflicts which has caused much of the Christian population to flee. Christians were over 60% of the Lebanese population in 1970 and that percentage fell to under 35% by 2010. The Jewish nation is unfortunately also in conflict but with a different outcome (see timeline below). The History is a bit longer and more twisted with two exiles, one the Babylonian Exile of seventy years followed by a return to the land but ruled from outside as a tax paying province of successive empires followed by the seriously long exile of approaching two-thousand years caused by the Roman Empire destroying the lands, spreading the Jews throughout their kingdom and some even ejected to the foreign states beyond, renamed the region to erase the name of the Jews, something the Palestinian Arabs are attempting to do today, all in an attempt to erase the Jews as a people from the world. There are historians who claim the Roman Empire had done this to a number of other peoples but there is a problem, the Romans succeeded in erasing those tribes and peoples from the world and their names are forgotten with the exception of the Carthaginians whose names is remembered but who as a people have disappeared (they were originally called the Phoenicians it is believed but they were forced to move after wars with the Israelites under King David). Somehow, the Jew managed to retain their oneness and their identity and have started to return for hopefully the final time never again to be uprooted. The series of treaties ending World War I shattered two empires, the Ottoman Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire. From the Austro-Hungarian Empire we have the Balkan States as well as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia and, of course, Austria and Hungary (see map below). Germany lost much of their eastern and western lands to Poland and France respectively. Losing a war has consequences but Germany was so financially crippled that the Weiner Republic was unable to maintain or even establish a functional economic core which led to the rise of a disgruntled population, especially the so-called underclass who were the largest segment of the unemployed. This led to the rise of a leader who promised to tear up the treaty, build a renewed and strong Germany and end the domination of the French and the British and repel the Communists from taking over Germany, as the Soviet Union replaced Russia as one of the most detested and suspicious of countries by whom Germany felt threatened.

 

Jewish Historic Timeline

 

Austro-Hungarian Empire Break-up into Independent Nations

Austro-Hungarian Empire Break-up into Independent Nations

 

Now, let us return, if you will pardon the witticism, back to the future. From our little jaunt through some diverse history and statistics, we hopefully learned that wars have been the norm over the entirety of the planet and human history. It started way back when one tribe saw some women, cattle, stored grains and good land which only had one small problem; they belonged to this other tribe. The one tribe decided to alleviate the other tribe of their land, women, crops, cattle and other belongings so they killed all the males over the age of around nine or ten and any women who proved too resistive and all of the tribe’s people too old to be of any productive service which would make up for the food and other provisioning they would require. This has progressed such that the wars we wage in modern times are not claimed to be to take the other tribes’ women, but that may not mean that is not part of the equation which we purposely refuse to mention. The one other thing we have learned from history is that as war has progressed they have become more and more efficient killing machines. War deaths had been constantly increasing in lethality until World War II and the newest ultimate weapon (see below graph). The weapon was the atomic bomb which convinced the Emperor of Japan to end the war rather than see his nation destroyed. Despite the deaths and effect over time by their use, it is estimated that by ending the war without the need to invade the Japanese homeland saved as much as one-million American and Allied lives and potentially far more Japanese lives including potentially hundreds of millions of civilian lives as the Emperor had demanded that Japan fight to the last person, initially believing the allies would rather surrender to his demands than take such losses. The other thusfar lasting effect over time of the destructive power and lethality of nuclear weapons has been a decline in war related deaths. The one problem is that there exists no weapon, no matter how lethal, which once invented did not become used generally in war other than poison gas and nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, we are witnessing the dawn of a resurgent power which did not suffer or be included in the war where poisonous gasses and nerve agents were utilized nor the one where nuclear weapons were used and thus are not intimidated or bothered by their effects nor the suffering which they cause. This could lead to these weapons both becoming weapons of choice in a war in the future. Imagine a war where cities are leveled with thermonuclear weapons and the battlefield is reeking of dead animals and people, mostly civilians trapped without the necessary protection while soldiers move about in hooded coverings, gloves, boot-covers and gas masks seeming to skulk and lumber from position to position with sporadic gunfire dulled by the deadly heavy gaseous smoke permeating the battlefield lying thickest in the gullies and trenches. This could be a coming future were these weapons to become used commonly across a wide battlefield covering every continent. That is how civilizations die.

 

Estimated War Deaths per Year 1916-2006

 

This is not what is feared to be on the near horizon. Still, the signs and tensions in the world keep climbing with hardly ever any sign of relief. Things can only be stretched so far before they break. We can only hope that the leaders of our world continue to inspect their areas and assure that nothing reaches a breaking-point. Leaders must keep the peace but that can become difficult to the point of impossible. Would that all leaders of the world desired peace more than expansion and seeking some intractable, uncompromising goal then the problems could be resolved peaceably and through negotiations and not through violence. Problems arise when some have visions of greatness and a world which by right belongs to them and only them. Such visions and beliefs allow for no compromise. The unfortunate reality is that not every civilization, not every group in the world has forgotten their goals of world conquest. The developed world once believed in world conquest which drove their colonialization, a period which was surrendered decades back and all the colonies returned to local rule. There are those in this world who still believe in conquest and expansion and that can only increase tensions very possibly to the breaking-point. The recent elections in Europe we saw resurgence of nationalism and saw the far left demand that they be granted control of all media so they could prevent any further strengthening of the nationalist camps. Such distrust could result in even more strife in an already stressed environment. It does not matter where violence starts, it only matters where it leads and how it ends. Avoiding violence is preferable whenever possible. There are points for every society beyond which there will be no retreat and those are dangerous places. There are already those in places around the world who are starting to feel pressured and pressed already. There are others who care little who they press and one has even taken to making new land on which to place military sites. In a time when we should be talking and treading lightly, we have some who are charging forward ignoring those they may be threatening. We need to find compromises but in order for this to occur there needs to be reasoning and compromise, not threats and demands. The world is too full of threats and demands and far too short on talk and compromise. Where it leads right now appears frightening with little promise and that can be intimidating. Intimidation causes mistakes and mistakes leads to worse. I wish we were more perfect a creature, but we still act more like beasts than intelligent beings that are presumably civilized. These things frighten many of us and unfortunately do not frighten enough of us to make those who would utilize violence change. That is the unfortunate truth and that means that violence is inevitable. That will not end well with the knowledge and abilities human kind has for destruction, even against his own kind. But then, those who would use violence as their means of solving differences because they believe it is their right to claim superiority over all, that leaves everyone under threat as weapons have gone well beyond limited usage. Let us hope everyone knows that war no longer produces winners, it can only send us all back to the stone age, if we survive, if we survive.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

June 16, 2017

Truth of the World Against Israel

 

Probably one of the most perfect examples of how the Europeans felt about the prospect of Israel being driven into the sea by Arab forces during the October 1973 Yom Kippur War was their response to the United States even before any request had been sought to refuel the aircraft which were to be used to airlift resupply of munitions and other supplies for which they were running dangerously short and without which they would have soon been fighting the Arabs without armaments for their aircraft, bullets for their rifles, shells for their armor and artillery or fuel for their planes, tanks and vehicles. The refusal was unanimous as every United States ally from NATO and Europe declined to permit refueling of any planes used to resupply Israel and was sent to Washington D.C. even before the White House or Pentagon had even made any request. In time, Portugal was convinced to permit refueling to take place at the Lajes Field in the Azores Islands. This deplorable treatment of the United States effort to assist Israel completely outstrips their votes in the United Nations General Assembly and explains fully their votes, or abstentions, in votes by UNESCO, the United Nations Security Council, the United Nations Human Rights Council and numerous other international bodies. Simply stated, most of Europe would like nothing better than for Israel to disappear as long as all that is required of them is to sit on the sidelines and refuse to lift a finger. But how much further does this hatred of Israel reach? And do not get this wrong, hatred of Israel, the only Jewish State, is the new anti-Semitism, especially when these nations and individuals who refuse to support Israel and go to extremes to injure or destroy anything to do with Israel show no such hatred and spite towards any other nation in the world. This becomes even more obvious when one compares the voting habits and statements of nations and politicians and others towards anything Israel and their lack of such vindictiveness when considering nations whose actions are honestly contemptible compared to those of Israel when judged by an honest broker, and we are not trying to suggest that we would be such a broker, and we admit that we obviously support Israel though not to a fault as we have pointed out errors and missteps when they occur.

 

In the Arab, and most of the Muslim world, hatred for Israel is universal and all but goes without saying. Of the Muslim world outside the Arab nations, Iran and Pakistan are likely the most hateful countries with Iran having demonstrations where “Death to Israel” is the theme that the gathered chant. What might surprise many not familiar with the Middle East is that of the nations which repeatedly top the list of most anti-Semitic nations, one of them is a nation which actually has a peace treaty with Israel, Jordan. The top ten most anti-Israel locations according to Times of Israel are as follows;

1) The Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza) 93% overall index score
2) Iraq 92% overall index score
3) Yemen 88% overall index score
4) Algeria 87% overall index score
5) Libya 87% overall index score
6) Tunisia 86% overall index score
7) Kuwait 82% overall index score
8) Bahrain 81% overall index score
9) Jordan 81% overall index score
10) Morocco/Qatar/UAE tied at 80% overall index score

 

One does not have to go any further than the General Assembly and the votes taken in that body over the years concerning Israel to get a general idea. Looking just slightly deeper one can find a similar bias in the United Nations Human Rights Council, UNESCO and the Security Council where without the veto of the United States, the Security Council would likely even vote to declare Israel a non-entity and persona non-grata at the United Nations. Of course, one might see such a move as an advantage for Israel as the United Nations has not exactly been the most supportive body over the past number of decades. The saving grace for Israel is that the International Court System is composed of judges who are sworn to decide cases strictly by the letter of the law. This restriction takes out much of the politics but even this has not been completely indemnifying. Still, the fact that the World Courts are presumed to be confined by the letter of the law has prevented the Palestinians or Arab League from bringing Israel before the courts attempting to accomplish there what they have failed to do on the battlefield in their numerous attempts to erase the Jewish State by military force. While it is true that the United Nations provided the impetus under which the State of Israel received world recognition, had the British not pressed that they were leaving no matter the situation that vote would never have taken place. The world was content as was the United Nations to wait forever if that was what it took to end any chance for a Jewish State as long as the British remained in place preventing such. When pressed to act the United Nations reversed against their own Charter Article 80 which placed them as responsible for holding up the promise to grant the Jewish state the remainder of the British Mandate, that 22% which remained after the Arab State for Arab Palestinians had been established, namely Jordan which comprised 78% of the British Mandate lands. The United Nations did not have the authority to try and split that sliver of land in half establishing a second Arab Palestinian state and this should remain as the law enforced by the World today.

 

Do not hold your breathe waiting for the world to act as promised when their real desire is the elimination of Israel. What is sad is that Israel is one of the first nations to be on scene at any natural disaster worldwide with a hospital, search and rescue teams, and trained personnel to handle whatever the emergency might be. Israel also sends teams of their experts in medicine, agriculture and other fields to developing nations to assist them in furthering their development and assisting with establishing infrastructure and even assisting in setting up new departments within hospitals such as their Save and Child’s Heart campaign. There was one time where the United Nations worked with and approved of Israeli assistance to the world with assisting nations with agriculture and leading new technologies to be spread to the world saving water and growing greater plant yields voting for the Israeli motion on these efforts. Another time the United Nations World Health Organization recognized the Israeli army’s field hospital, classifying it as its first and only “Type 3” field hospital, recognizing it as the “the number one in the world.” If only all the United Nations organizations could operate without the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic blinders we might actually find a path to a better world.

 

Barack Obama Allows United Nations Security Council To Condemn Israel

Barack Obama Allows United Nations Security Council To Condemn Israel

 

Still with the direction the world has been drifting, as represented in the last Anti-Defamation League Index of Anti-Semitism which reported there being approximately 1.1 billion people worldwide holding predominant anti-Semitic feelings or ideas out of just over 4.16 billion surveyed. That is a total of 26% of those surveyed expressing anti-Semitic biases of a measurably significant basis (see map below for breakdown by regions). Making things detected even further disturbing was the fact that this trend has been growing annually across many regions. This past year proved to have been the worst year on record. This is something we can back in our own experiences as we mostly resided in areas outside the typical Jewish neighborhood. We found that support for Israel depended on religious observance with those most likely to stand approvingly and appreciably with Israel being the most observant attending services as well. As depicted in the study of worldwide anti-Semitism, such beliefs are rising often in greater percentages than the national increases in numbers of Muslims. Traditional anti-Semitism was found to be rising disturbingly fastest amongst Europeans. Another idea that was validated was the fact that many places where a Jew was not known to have resided also often had high relative anti-Semitism amongst those who reportedly had never encountered a Jewish person.

 

Levels in Percentages of Anti-Semitism Worldwide by Regions

Levels in Percentages of Anti-Semitism Worldwide by Regions

 

Another disturbing revelation of late has been the change in the demographic of the kind of person most likely to hate Jews and detest Israel with the right becoming less anti-Israel with the main remnant of such hate relegated to the farthest extremes while on the left the amount of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel feelings on the rise. This has been particularly true amongst the colleges and universities, especially in the United States and Europe. Much of this has had the blame placed on the rise of the Palestinian Arab sympathy and support movements. These include the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on Israel Movement (BDS) and the anti-Israel organized events played out on North American and European campuses such as the Apartheid Wall, Israel Apartheid Day or Week or even Month and other various events meant to demean Israel as an oppressive, colonialist regime worthy of scorn. When one traces the beginnings of such events one finds that behind them are a plethora of leftist organizations and groups such as American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), BDS Movement and other left-leaning to overt left-wing groups; what one finds is that the majority are either ancillary groups which sprung up in sympathy and the Islamic based groups almost all come from the Arab League boycott of Israel which was best made public back in the September 1967 Khartoum Resolution with its “Three No’s” which were “no peace with Israel, no negotiations with Israel, no recognition of Israel.” The other birthing place for many Islamic based or Arab based groups was the Muslim Brotherhood and often with roots in Hamas. The newest origin of such feelings comes from Iran and is instigated and directed often by arms of the al-Quds Brigades division of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps). These efforts are backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and the other oil rich Arab states and have been a concerted effort through propaganda and subversive activities, which had some assistance and guidance early on by the KGB. The reasoning for the KGB assistance was that these groups were seen as recruitment arms for KGB sympathizers and as another way to disrupt the United States further dividing it and turning American against American and weakening American resolve in the Middle East providing openings for the Soviet Union.

 

Campus and Other Anti-Israel Demonstrations

Campus and Other Anti-Israel Demonstrations

 

The last subject which requires coverage is the means testing by which one determines if any anti-Israel demonstration or event is anti-Semitism or legitimate criticism of Israel. One of the most used means is through the application of Natan Sharansky’s “Three-D’s Test for Anti-Semitism and discerning such from honest and legitimate criticism of Israel. These three D’s are Demonization, Delegitimization and Double Standards which are defined more in depth here. To give a short overview these are readily applicable to much of today’s anti-Israel near hysteria. Demonization takes a little knowledge of history and traditional and historic anti-Semitic canards. One which easily translates was the “blood libel” that the “Jews murdered Jesus” where the anti-Israel incarnation would be any picture of an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldier pointing a gun at a Palestinian, usually an innocent looking youth who is particularly photogenic, with the message of “You are killing me all over again.” Another is the “blood libel” that the “Jews murder and use the blood of Christian children to bake the special matzah” with the replacement of Christian with Muslim or Palestinian you have an instant message which is anti-Semitic. Any use of Nazi propaganda or Christian “blood libels” or Islamic denouncing of Jews from the Caliphate times, the Quran, Hadiths and the Sīra. Some have begun to use the term Judaeophobia to describe all actions or forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. This allows one who has crossed the lines of proper and useful opposition or accusations against Israel as being a Judeophobe, a word of similar nature to Homophobe or Islamophobe. Using this wording often clarifies the situation such that you simply place Israel into a phraseology which is of a similar vein to the Islamophobic or Homophobic hate speech or action and instead place Israel or Israelis into such text and you have entered the realm of anti-Semitism. Below is a video by Caroline Glick’s explanation for the constant thread of anti-Semitism and its symptoms in a brief fifteen-minute talk followed by Richard Littlejohn and his coverage of British anti-Semitism which includes some anti-Israel views all from 2007 era in a forty-five-minute video of a special broadcast we believe was from the BBC and finally a full-hour by Rabbi Ken Spiro who covers many aspects and has some very unique insights and historical references which prove how modern and new the current anti-Semitism gripping the world actually is and how much of its roots are in the last few hundred years with most in the last century.

 

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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