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September 15, 2019

European Union and United Nations Rear their Ugliest Side

 

It was as predictable as the cycles of the moon. An Israeli politician comments of their intent to expand the regions under Israeli sovereignty and the European Union and United Nations spent the next few days denouncing Israel complaining that such a move would end any hope of establishing the two-state solution. When Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas extend their perverse sovereignty over areas of land and claim their rights to further lands, it never appears to be any form of a problem for the European Union and United Nations or posing any threat to the two-state solution. Only Israeli applying sovereignty is troublesome. One might wonder why the completely opposite reactions to Israeli and Arab application of sovereignty by the European Union and United Nations. The reality is very easy to discern their reasoning and problems only with any act of applying sovereignty even when it is to lands placed under strict and total Israeli control by the Oslo Accords. The European Union and United Nations only have problems when Israel acts is due to their continuing desire to bring down the Jewish State by any means necessary. These actions were initially performed by the individual European powers. They never desire being so obvious as to place their disdain for the Jewish State in actual treaty, but they will decry their every former actions which allowed for the formation of Israel.

 

The British opened up after the San Remo Conference and Mandate System were put in place tasking Britain to use their Mandate for the formation of a Jewish homeland. Despite this basic and simple task became impossible for the British to establish. Nope. First, they had to keep their promise to the Arab King Faisal to provide each of his sons a nation to rule. They gave one Iraq and now faced how to provide the second son a nation. Their solution was to gift him 78% of their Mandate lands presumably reserved for the Jewish homelands. But this did not bother anyone in the world and the Jews, with little actual power, had little choice but to agree to permit the theft. The Jordan River was the chosen divide with the Arabs taking the vast majority of the lands east of the river while the Jews were relegated to the 22% of the lands which lie west of the Jordan River. When Israel was founded they were invaded by six Arab armies along with compliments of militias and other forces. The invading countries were Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Egypt and Iraq with the end of the fighting finding Egypt illegally occupying the Gaza Strip and Jordan illegally occupying the regions of Judea and Samaria which was too Jewish sounding so they referred to the region as the West Bank. Jordan annexed this region and provided citizenship to the Arabs residing within. This annexation was even refused recognition by the rest of the Arab world with merely two nations recognizing their move, Pakistan and, unsurprisingly, Britain. The remaining truth by which reality will eventually be decided, despite the machinations of the European Union and United Nations along with all too many of their member states, is that the Jordan River is the eastern border of Israel and there was never any reality by which an Arab nation could be forced into the same area. For this truth, even the PLO can be used to prove the lack of reality to the Palestinian claims.

 

Mandate of San Remo for French and British including actual treaty demarcations for each nation

Mandate of San Remo for French and British including actual treaty demarcations for each nation

 

The original PLO charter from 1964, from their founding, laid claim to all of Israel and made no claims for either Judea and Samaria or Gaza as they were controlled by Arab countries at that time. After the Six Day War in 1967, the PLO changed their charter now claiming Gaza along with Judea and Samaria while never iterating any refutation of their claim to all of Israel. When one listens carefully to Mahmoud Abbas, his claims is most often demanding that the Arabs be granted their rightful control to 22% of the British Mandate. This is their means of camouflaging their claiming all of Israel as this is most often believed by Western powers to mean Judea, Samaria and Gaza when the reality is, they are claiming everything, the 22% west of the Jordan River. Nobody ever corrects this claim stating that it would be harmful to the two-state solution as it fulfills their desire to be rid of Israel. Only when Israel rightfully extends her sovereignty to lands which even by the illegal claims of the Arabs are presumably not permitted claim to the lands, the Jordan Valley being one such example, does the usual suspects, the European Union and United Nations and numerous related nations, decry such a move. Always taking the side of those who would destroy the Jewish State of Israel is an international version of anti-Semitism. This is proven when one realizes that there was far less protest when Russia extended their claims in the Georgia region and again when they stole the Crimea from the Ukraine. These same forces are silent over much of the civil wars in Syria and Yemen nor are their complaints about the lawlessness in Somalia, only Israel is denounced for the slightest legal move or any action which can be sullied by recriminations which often hold little if any water. Israel would be completely within their right to annex all of what is Judea and Samaria and provide the Arabs residing their the right to self determination in their areas and be denied political rights such as voting in national elections. Israel, under the Mandate System, was obliged to do nothing which harmed social, religious, economic and other rights but could reserve political rights on the national level to only Jews if such were decided. The Arabs residing under the Palestinian Authority are not Israeli citizens and the best they can hope for is to be granted resident alien status under which they could be granted Jordanian citizenship or any other nation willing to grant them such privilege. This is the reality under International Law as asserted by an Egyptian Judge, Justice El Araby, from the ICJ and who sat in judgement as part of the panel which heard the case from the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 on the legality of the security barrier erected by Israel. The Honorable Justice El Araby warned the UNGA and others that filing further challenges of the legal claims to these lands ran some risks, as he stated,

 


“The international legal status of the Palestinian Territory (paras. 70-71 of the Advisory Opinion), in my view, merits more comprehensive treatment. A historical survey is relevant to the question posed by the General Assembly, for it serves as the background to understanding the legal status of the Palestinian Territory on the one hand and underlines the special and continuing responsibility of the General Assembly on the other. This may appear as academic, without relevance to the present events. The present is however determined by the accumulation of past events and no reasonable and fair concern for the future can possibly disregard a firm grasp of past events. In particular, when on more than one occasion, the rule of law was consistently side-stepped. The point of departure, or one can say in legal jargon, the critical date, is the League of Nations Mandate which was entrusted to Great Britain.”

 

The world, on the other hand, has no problem ignoring the laws, treaties and agreements they are sworn to uphold when it comes to Israel. The only place that the opponents of Israel know they have no footing is in the International Court Systems where the rule of law, and not the rule of public and political opinion, rises to rule supreme over all other considerations. This is the reason that one will never see any of the enemies of Israel running to these courts in order to bring their machinations for the destruction of Israel to fruition. What escapes us is why Israel does not avail herself of settling this warfare against her to these very same courts and claim what is rightfully hers. Yes, that might be taking a risk, but one mitigated by the actual agreements and laws including Article 60 of the United Nations Charter which makes them responsible for enforcement of the League of Nations Mandate System and the bringing it into reality as presented. This would mean that the eastern border of Israel is the Jordan River and the Arabs could continue to live where they are as long as they followed Israeli law. They could be granted the right of self-determination in their communities but would not need be granted voting rights in national Israeli elections. This solution, which is completely backed by the legal requirements for Israel according to all international agreements, conventions, treaties and the Mandate itself, would satisfy the legal requirements and also address the presumed population problem of incorporating these Arabs into Israel and meeting the requirements addressing their rights. But please do not just take my word, you can also find these facts here. The reality is completely in the favor of Israel and the Arab claims resemble a bottomless bucket when the rule of law is applied. That is the entire reality and it really is that simple which will be proven someday, may it not be far in the future. In the meantime, just sit back and enjoy the fully expected caterwauling from the European Union, United Nations and the accompanying chorus of the usual suspects.

 

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August 25, 2019

Palestinian-EU War on Israel

 

How long the European Union (EU) will continue financing the Arab Palestinian projects remains to be seen. One can only assume that they are in this to the very end. We have spoken about the illegal Arab settlements before and the EU-Arab ventures, which are nothing short of land theft of Israeli land and informal declarations of war, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. The European Union in concert with numerous NGO’s, largely supported by European countries, and with direct monies from several European nations and often the United Nations, the Arab Palestinians have invaded Area C and thus destroyed the last vestige remaining of the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords divided the formerly illegally held lands by Jordan and liberated by Israel in the Six Day War into three partitions, Area A, Area B and Area C. These were defined as follows, Area A was under Arab Palestinian political and security control, Area B was under Arab Palestinian political control and mutual Arab Palestinian and Israeli security control and Area C under Israeli political and security control. Israeli forces and people were forbidden entry into Area A without first receiving Arab Palestinian permission while Arab Palestinians and efforts on their behalf were forbidden from Area C without first receiving Israeli permission. Mahmoud Abbas invited Israeli security forces, specifically their intelligence operations, into Area A in order for them to identify and neutralize Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist forces who were a threat to the future continued rule by Mahmoud Abbas. This arrangement allowed for Mahmoud Abbas to be rid of those pesky little things such as another Hamas coup except in his neighborhood and not Gaza. But just because Mahmoud Abbas permits Israeli intelligence to operate in conjunction with the Palestinian Protective Force within Area A, that does not keep Mahmoud Abbas and especially the European Union from encroaching upon Area C which is legal Israeli lands and thus institutes, technically, an act of war, an invasion of Israel.

 

Illegal European Union Structures in Area C Encroaching Upon Israeli Sovereign Lands

Illegal European Union Structures in Area C
Encroaching Upon Israeli Sovereign Lands

 

There are a pair of other problems, one internal to Israel and the other international in its nature where large roles are played by the Europeans, both its Union and numerous of her independent nations, as well as the rest of the world centered often in the United Nations General Assembly where any and every condemnation of Israel is guaranteed overwhelming passage. We will get past the internal Israeli problem and then proceed to the more problematic and threatening problem posed by the Arab Palestinian intentions going forward with apparent complete and total backing the entire way by the European Union. The Israeli problem is caused by the severe and crippling timidity displayed by her political leaders who have reason to display such an overly cautious approach. The reasons behind their inactions start with a Supreme Court which acts as if it were enforcing the international efforts to destroy Israel than it does as the Supreme Court of the nation of Israel. The Supreme Court in Israel has consisted of not just left-leaning justices, but justices whose politics are so far left as to become an absolute threat to the existence of the State of Israel. The Israeli Supreme Court has often demanded the destruction of entire Jewish neighborhoods on the claim presented by a leftist NGO which had no deed, no Arab owner in court, no proof whatsoever beyond the word of the representatives of an anti-Israel NGO. The same Supreme Court would pressure the politicians forcing the ordered destruction of Jewish homes sometimes before the residents have time to remove their belongings which are destroyed with the house. The Israeli Supreme Court all but refuses to order the destruction of illegal Arab structures, both those built by Arabs, Bedouins and others and those built under the auspices of the European Union. Even when they finally do order the destruction of an illegal Arab house or groups of homes, the politicians show their true timidity and order the case reconsidered or simply hem and haw while not complying with the orders of the Supreme Court and when one adds in the General Staff of the IDF who are equal culprits in this dancing around but never touching any Arab Palestinian structures all in fear of being cast as the horrible meanie who committed an act of such offence against the world’s darlings. The perfect example of the paralysis rampant in the entire Israeli government is perfectly on display when it comes to the illegal Arab and Bedouin outpost Khan al-Ahmar. The Supreme Court ruled it to be destroyed over twenty years ago and between postponements by the Prime Minister or other Ministers or the reluctance of the IDF to actually act if even a puppy-dog would stand in defiance, has left this illegal and abandoned, except when the IDF comes to actually destroy it, outpost which is unsupported by any and all utilities and unlivable in our modern world, standing continued to the time of this writing. All too often, Israel stands as the greatest threat against Israel, and this almost always is the result of being irresolute and insecure always worrying what the rest of the world will think and say.

 

The interesting thing is the coming and inevitable result of the current European Union building of Arab Palestinian structures, and they have signs printed by the European Union replete with their little circle of stars emblem stating these structures are the property of the European Union and the Palestinian Authority and Arab Palestinians, will lead to a critical point where war will become the sole means to resolve the predicament. We can predict the exact scenario under which such a conflict will be instigated. The world will lay almost the entirety of the blame on the far-right-wing government and specifically the Israeli Prime Minister, referred to as being of the right-wing politically, but also he will be described as a Zionist who, even worse, is a religious man who believes the Bible and is in charge of a religious Zionist right-wing fascist obsessive government which some will go the additional step claiming the Prime Minister envisions establishing a Greater Israel by the Jews carrying this war to its ultimate intended resolution. Any time Israel is forced to defend herself, the reaction is as if Israel massed troops on her borders with her neighbors, broadcast speeches by the Prime Minister threatening to drive the Arabs into Arabia, and united with other nations in the region which share that view, oh, wait, there are no such nations though these same nations uniting to destroy Israel had already occurred three times in history, May of 1948, June of 1967 and October of 1973, all of which failed fortunately. In each of these wars, Israel was either physically attacked by her neighbors or a casus belli for war was committed such as blocking of international seaways to Israeli shipping, more specifically the Straight of Tiran in the Red Sea. Still, the world labels all of these conflicts with names which appear to make the belligerent part Israel and not her Arab neighbors who are sworn to her destruction. But how can building a few structures in Area C lead to a wider war?

 

The European Union, in concert with European governances, began the building of ‘facts on the ground’ building in Area B which, as mentioned above, was partially controlled by the Palestinian Authority with security being the responsibility of them with Israel providing security and law enforcement. These structures were built without the agreement of Israeli authorities. Most of Area B is now all but completely controlled by the Palestinian Authority with Israel only permitted legal control as it serves to protect the Palestinian Authority from being overthrown as they were in Gaza, much the same as Area A is ruled unofficially. With the predominance of the Arab Palestinians well established now in Area B, the European Union and its facilitators have turned their efforts to Area C, the region belonging to Israel according to the Oslo Accords. These are the same Oslo Accords which these entities use to berate Israel for building Israeli communities in Area C despite their condoning Israeli efforts solely in the region defined as Area C. Much of the efforts by the European Union and friends has been designed to surround Eastern Jerusalem with Arab structures as well as cutting off the roadways upon which the Jewish communities require to have access to the remainder of Israel. The tactics being employed have but one goal in mind, driving the Jews and other Israelis from Eastern Jerusalem and the entirety of the contested lands. We really hate the term contested lands because according to all international law, which has little if anything in common with the views of much of the world towards these regions, all belong completely and totally to Israel. International Law, which is dependent upon such treaties and compacts as the San Remo Conference, the Mandate System, Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, the agreements under the auspices of the League of Nations, the Treaty of Sèvres and other post World War I compacts of international law, all define the easternmost border for Israel with Jordan as the Jordan River (see map below). The Golan Heights also belong to Israel as United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 passed in response to the Six Day War stated two conditions placed upon Israel and her neighbors. The first was that Israel had to return land, not the land, all the land or any other reference demanding Israel return to the pre-June 1967 borders. This document also listed that Israel is entitled to defendable borders. Israel returning the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt fulfilled the land return and did so in spades. The remaining lands actually being debated are the exact lands which provide Israel with defendable borders, the Golan Heights with Syria (what remains of Syria) and the Jordan River with the Jordan River Valley providing one of the most formidable and defendable pieces of land on the planet. This valley could be referred to as the Israel Grand Canyon between her and the Arab world to her east. But the world, except for Donald Trump as far as we know, is hard pressed to permit Israel the retention of lands defined by international law as belonging to Israel and instead is insisting that Israel be forced back to the starting-point for the Six Day War, a prescription for another war if ever there existed such.

 

A map of Israel should any of the nations of the world actually be honest and truly be seeking peace which can only be attained should Israel have the most defensive borders imaginable.

A map of Israel should any of the nations of the world actually be honest
and truly be seeking peace which can only be attained should Israel
have the most defensive borders imaginable.

 

So, why are so many of the European nations in concert with the European Union and United Nations General Assembly along with numerous NGOs and United Nations Agencies so insistent that Israel be forced back to what Abba Eban referred to as the Auschwitz Borders and in denying Israel her proper and agreed upon borders according to many numerous agreements reached after World War I, and that is the truth, World War I and not having anything to do with World War II and the Holocaust? Much of the impetus behind these efforts is to push Israel back to where her middle would be a mere nine to fifteen miles wide making it all but impossible for Israel to prevent a thrust at this vulnerable midsection cutting Israel in half and dividing her forces making their coordination nearly impossible. The other reason is geography and preventing Israel from having her given border where the Jordan River Valley would be her natural border preventing invasion. The Jordan River boundary and Golan Heights provide exactly such protection against invasions from the east as is made obvious by the two images below. The strange fact is that these efforts are far from the first efforts to deny Israel her promised lands. Much of the effort to prevent Israel from her rightful borders began almost at the outset of the establishment of Israel after World War I. The main thrust preventing the Jewish State was initially committed by the British in cooperation with the Arab League whereby they continuously denied Jews entry to the lands and encouraged and even forced Arabs to relocate into what would become Israel preventing the Jews from ever attaining a majority. This would have worked if the Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini had not called for the Arabs to leave Israel such that the invading seven Arab armies on May 15, 1948, could simply wash across the region murdering every person they found as none would be Arab or Muslim. This led to the initial six to seven hundred thousand Arab refugees as when the Arabs failed to destroy Israel, they trapped the Arabs, who obeyed the Mufti’s call, into refugee camps where they and their children on to the fourth generation and counting have been confined ever since breading them on their eventual return to their homes and the slaughter of the Jews upon whose wealth they would be allowed to feed. UNRWA reinforces this and numerous anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel propaganda in their schools, across their media and further instilled by propaganda posters and murals placed around the camps. We wish to interject one point virtually forgotten by the world, namely, there were over eight-hundred-thousand Jews forced from their homes across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) world which is controlled by Arab and Muslim leadership.

 

Jordan Valley and Golan Heights Provide Obviously Defensible Borders of Israel

Jordan Valley and Golan Heights Provide Obviously Defensible Borders of Israel

 

These efforts in Area C by the European Union and European nations often gains support from the United Nations and its various agencies. UNESCO has declared that all of Jerusalem is an Arab holy site and has no religious or other connection to the Jews. Such a statement predicates on history starting in any region immediately after Arab and Muslim forces conquer that region. This is a very handy way the Arab and much of the Muslim world define history. The only history which accounts for a region is that written by the Arab or Muslim forces and historians. Such a view discounts the history contained in the Bible, negates all of Christianity in the MENA region and not just Judaism. This version of history is the result of the Supersessionism practiced initially by Christians to permit their replacing Judaism as the chosen people’s religion and then practiced by the Islamic conquerors of the MENA region and into Spain, Portugal and on into Southeastern Europe with one added point, that Muhammad would be the final prophet of Allah. Jewish prophesy lasted during the earliest periods through Kings Saul, David and Solomon before coming to a close. Those were the prophets of Hashem according to the Old Testament. The Quran decided that tens of centuries later there would be another prophet, this time from Allah. The videos below are of two sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council featuring the address by the representative of United Nations Watch, Hillel Neuer, one year apart concerning the targeting of Israel and only Israel by the commission.

 

 

 

 

Perhaps it is time to reach the inevitable conclusion of where the European Union building program will end. It did not end where they might have had legal rights to aid in Arab construction of Area B and instead continued right on into Area C impinging on Israeli lands as defined in the Oslo Accords. This is the same Oslo Accords which are constantly used to define as the sole solution to the Arab-Israeli (Jewish) problem as being the ‘Two State Solution’ ignoring that this has already been enacted, Jordan was the Arab State and Israel the Jewish State. The problem with that solution, as far as these efforts prove, is that it included the Jewish State, the one nation in the world which has its borders ignored and existence continuously threatened. When the same documents define the prevention against Arab building reserving areas for Israeli use, which would include Jews, Arab, Bedouins, Druze and all Israelis without regard to any restrictions, suddenly the Oslo Accords do not prevent expanding constructions as long as they are Arab. When a Jew would add a simple patio to their backyard, some NGO would go to the Israeli Supreme Court to get such an expansion of Jewish construction destroyed and even attempt to have the house destroyed as additional punishment for crossing the edicts in the Oslo Accords. Meanwhile, the European Union is establishing these Arab structures which until recently were not provided with utilities or roads, but the European Union has wizened up and now paves roads and attempts to provide at least some basic utilities. The Palestinian Authority has forced some of their citizens to relocate into the homes being built by the European Union even when they lack some or even all utilities. This is done so they can prevent the destruction of these facilities as they know their enemy, Israel, is actually compassionate and would try not to destroy homes of innocents with no ties to terrorism. The question becomes, what will happen once they have established complete hegemony of Area C?

 

If the past is any reference to future actions, then it is obvious what will ensue. The European Union and its supporting states will recognize Palestine with its capital in Eastern Jerusalem but without denoting its border with Israel. This is because the European Union and far too many others recognize the Palestinian Arab claim to all of Israel and only begrudgingly recognize Israel if at all. Slowly but inexorably, the European Union would begin to build outside the Green Line but within the Security Barrier. With time, the European Union building would require the dismantling of the Security Barrier anywhere it is beyond the Green Line. This would lead to the continued demolition of the Security Barrier section by section. In its place would be further construction which would slowly encroach upon what is presumably universally recognized Israel proper. This building process would continue reaching further and further into Israel likely headed in two directions, one across the Negev towards Gaza and the other into the Galilee taking the rich farmlands which lie there. This would start slowly taking baby steps so as not to alarm the majority of Israelis living in the larger cities and thus unaffected. With time the lack of protest beyond that of formal complaints by the Israeli government and Prime Minister, two items one is free to ignore as far as the United Nations is concerned and supported by dozens if not hundreds of NGOs, the rate of illegal land acquisition would start to increase to the point where it would become a main point of the religious-Zionist political wing. This would be an issue which once it became obvious that the object was the end of Israel which would gain traction in the Israeli populous. The problem is that even should the Supreme Court, even International Courts, decide to address the European Union and Palestinian Authority land theft, the destruction of a single building would result in such a tumult on the world stage that it would be slowed to the point of ineffectiveness against what would by then be rampant European Union and Palestinian Authority construction.

 

That leads to the final question, how could Israel prevent the complete erasure of her as a nation facing such a formidable threat? The unfortunate answer is not very appetizing nor a solution one could easily order. Still, eventually, the Israeli Prime Minister and his Security Cabinet would have their hand forced and the European Union would be informed that should their activities continue, they would be prevented and pealed back by active interventions conducted by the IDF and other enforcement agencies of the Israeli government. There might even be sufficient indignation throughout much of the population that a complete claiming of the rightful borders might be demanded by the voting populace at the next election. This would include either forcing all the Arabs across the Jordan River or over the Golan Heights, their choice between Jordan or Syria, and all the lands up to the Jordan River and half way across being returned to its rightful owner, Israel. The Jordan River was the eastern border for the State of Israel at dawn of May 15, 1948 until more than six Arab armies (Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen) captured regions which belonged rightfully to the Jewish State. These were Gaza illegally occupied by Egypt, Judea and Samaria (West Bank) occupied by Jordan and the western face of the Golan Heights illegally occupied by Syria. Israel liberated these lands while also gaining the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War. Should the European Union building continue apace and extend, as it appears they will actually plan to do, into Israel proper and begin to uproot Israelis from their lands and residences, the only solution would be to threaten the European Union and Palestinian Authority that they are placing themselves in danger of facing an active front which could easily turn into warfare. We expect that neither the European Union nor Palestinian Authority will take the cautionary message and will continue to press their illegal land acquisition until forcibly prevented from continuing. Pressing things too far until they become tantamount to an invasion and require being treated as such. Where it might be considered insane for Israel to threaten taking on the entirety of the European Union, one need remember that the European Union is largely a trade union which also sets currency rates and not a military outfit completely dependent upon voluntary provisional troops from its member states. The European Union has never declared war, never fought a war and never had war declared against it. The European Union is completely dependent upon NATO and the decisions made by NATO for their protection and NATO is largely the United States. This might not be in the favor of Israel in the not too distant future as half the American populace are supportive of a party which does not favor Israel. Such a conflict, should the European Union attempt to garner allies to assist their erasure of Israel, would most surely escalate and, at what point it might be halted by the relatively sane individuals left in the world being unknown, very well lead to another devastating world at war where all the weapons of mankind would assuredly be launched. This would be a war of truly beyond Biblical proportions and the end results are described in both the New Testament and Old Testament and even in the Quran, Viking legends, Indian Hindu texts and possibly in Buddhist texts and beyond. Even the Native American tribes included such scenarios in their records as have virtually all races, religions and other groups universally. One might wisely take such texts as describing a series of recently passed events or resulting from the writings and traditions handed down through the ages referring to these events where an advanced society tore itself asunder with weapons and needless acrimony resulting in a reset of humankind. Some believe such has happened repeatedly in human history and we would hope we might skip the destroy the world period in our future, but that is dependent upon everyone realizing what could result from another world at war eating its technology and infrastructure apart to the point that merely a few hundred thousand humans survive the final battle worldwide. Maybe, but no one can be completely sure what will come, but why tempt fate directly when simply living up to your word as recorded in historic documents adequately define, like the Jordan River being the eastern border of Israel. Would that be so difficult? We know the answer for the European Union and so many who back them is a resounding, of course it is difficult, as doing so provides the Jews with a nation, and as we all know, the Jews are the world’s conscience and must be destroyed. Then we all can live unbothered by them.

 

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August 18, 2019

Threat Striking Israel from All Sides and Beyond

 

Israel, and her people, are hoping to get through the rest of the summer and the fall without the necessity of a war on any front. Recent threats from Hezballah in the north in Lebanon and from Hamas in the south in Gaza are making that possibility looking less likely. With Israel also apparently frozen politically without an actual government, a war is the last thing Israelis need. They will be heading back to the polls again this September and the polls predict the same outcome with no party able to form a coalition. With our internal problems, the last thing we need is an external problem, but that is not within our control. So, what exactly do these threats contain?

 

Hezballah has made statements recently that Israel is preparing to start a war with Lebanon over Hezballah. This is the claim they have made before launching rockets or firing grenades at passing Israeli patrols along the border as well as kidnapping soldiers who are then more often than not executed. Still, Hezballah offers to return the soldiers captured if Israel surrenders her northern lands or releases every terrorist in our country club version of a prison or any of a number of impossibilities knowing that eventually Israel will come to take their soldiers back. The last time they kidnapped soldiers from a patrol vehicle, they killed several others and claimed to have two alive Israeli IDF soldiers. That, in the end, proved to be a lie and the only question was were they ever alive in Hezballah custody, and if they were, exactly when and how did they die. Those were questions for which we never got an answer, just more threats. Further, Hezballah is directly controlled by Iran. This explains why there are Hezballah troops fighting in Syria as well as Yemen and operating a series of terrorist training camps within the Tri-border region of South America. Hezballah has become a terrorist army and will likely expand their operations as required by the Iranian Supreme Leader. In addition, should Iran face any problems concerning their nuclear ambitions, terrorist activities or be facing a confrontation with United States military forces, or have severe troubles with President Trump; the one item they have promised is at the top of their list is having Hezballah attack Israel to draw the media attention away from Iran. This would present the mainstream media with a dilemma, do they report that President Trump is pressing Iran into an unnecessary war or do they blast Israel for responding and defending herself from Hezballah.

 

Then there is Hamas. Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar stated in a meet with Gazan residents, “I call on Benny Gantz to remember how the IDF failed in its conflict with residents of eastern Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, when he was Chief of Staff. During the next conflict with Israel, we will rain hundreds of rockets in a single barrage.” Sinwar was reacting to comments made by Gantz, coleader of the Blue-White Party who had promised, “If necessary, we’ll frustrate its leaders and crush the region. We’ll act on the ground as much as we want.” The problem is that Hamas is also under the influence of Iran though Hamas also will act on their own volition. Proof of that was made evident with Hamas or Islamic Jihad having fired a rocket from Gaza Friday evening. Initial reports place the launch on Hamas. The rocket was heading for Sderot where it was intercepted by an Iron Dome battery. Another instance of an under two-hundred-dollar Hamas rocket being destroyed with a fifty-thousand-dollar interceptor. Such need for protecting Israelis is worth every penny, but this is also an economic battle Israel cannot win. Eventually Israel will be required to remove all the threats from her borders as no nation on the planet lives with such threats coming from both their northern and southern border.

 

Hamas Leader Yahya Sinwar

Hamas Leader Yahya Sinwar

 

There is also an internal problem which has been identified as Israel has lost her shining image of unsurpassed military might and abilities and thus no longer is feared by the surrounding terrorist forces. This was made evident for over a year with the regular rioting along the Gaza border and the launching of incendiary devices carried into Israel on kites and balloons riding the winds. These devices burned down hundreds of acres of farms, nature reserves, forests and towns across southern Israel. The Israelis residing in the Gaza border region cannot be expected to continue to live with such threats. Children from this region show signs of mental problems caused by anxiety, fear and the realization of actual threats making their word unsafe. Children should not be required to check that there are shelters at both ends of their soccer field before starting their game. Every activity a child performs is done with knowledge of the closest shelter and responds to the Code Red alarms by running to the closest shelter knowing they have under fifteen seconds to reach safety. Would any nation be forced by the world to have their children be raised in such an atmosphere of threats, deaths and perils? The obvious answer is of course not. But the world and media reporting on any confrontation between Israel and her terrorist neighbors as being unfair simply because Israelis are kept safe while Hamas endangers their people. The difference comes from the prioritization of the two area’s governing bodies.

 

Gaza is ruled by a terror regime whose main goal is to destroy Israel by whatever means are available, even, sometimes directly, at the expense and safety of the Gazan people. Hamas runs a dictatorial governance with their leaders chosen from the ranks of the terror organization. They claim to have a separation between their terrorist (military) and their civil government yet their recent appointment of Yahya Sinwar took their terrorist leader and made him the political leader. This is not separation between the two as his appointment was a marriage of the two supposed wings as they placed their government in the hands of their former terror chief. Of course, those nations who provide Gaza with aid will continue to claim they are simply assisting the political wing of Hamas and not the terror wing. Even after building material has been provided by the European Union at least three times and nothing was rebuilt yet somehow all the material disappeared only to be found in the form of infiltration tunnels into Israel. But this will not prevent the European Union or some combination of European government providing building materials because Gaza has still not been rebuilt. They will never stop and wonder why Gaza has not been rebuilt because they are giving these provisions to a good source which is killing Jews, or at least try really hard to do so.

 

There is a claim that Israel has lost her ability to place fear and trepidation into her enemies. Some call it lacking the quality of intimidation. We prefer to call it poor decision making at the highest levels and a large portion of the General Staff not on the same page as the majority of Israelis. If everyone who has said that the next time Hamas starts firing rockets into Israel in quantities on a daily basis, the IDF need be sent in with orders to wipe the place clean. Some phrase it differently and claim that we need to treat Gaza as we did in Biblical times. We are not sure they fully understand that the Biblical army would kill every person, man woman and child, and wipe out their herds of sheep, cattle, goats, horses as well as their poultry and all other holdings only allowing their fruit trees and fields to survive. We do not dare even consider such and neither should the government. We prefer giving every Gazan a choice between one of three options, also derived sort of from Biblical times. They can choose to live under our rule following the Noahic Code and honoring our laws, they can leave and start again elsewhere and we will not chase them down (as was the custom when you defeated an army you chased down and killed the survivors making retreating to reconsolidate impossible), or they can decide to make war at which time the fist mentioned Biblical threat became an option. We know that the leaders of Hamas would have to be exiled if not held and tried in court, but if they will leave never to darken our doorstep again, that should be sufficient. They should be made to understand that should they return that they would be targeted for assassination and if members of their family would also come to harm, it was their fault for returning. What would be in such a deal of the Gazan people? They would have clean water, electricity, sewage treatment and so many other improvements and economically there would be no comparison. Gaza would become productive allowing for the rule of law to protect along with an actual economy. They would be able to elect their local governments and have semiautonomous self-rule while remaining under Israeli rule. There would be one item which might be considered unfair, but it is the one means of preventing further terrorism. Any person caught in an act of terrorism, planning terrorism, providing the implements for terrorism, their entire family would be expelled from Israel and banned from returning. The damage to the family is the one means of addressing terrorism before it happens. The Palestinian Authority pays their terrorists and their families making it economically incentivized. This is the opposite form of payback meant to prevent anyone even considering terrorist activities.

 

Hezballah posses a different problem as they also have become much of the government for Lebanon. If Hezballah were to demand the support of the Lebanese Army, Navy and Air Forces, these would probably be assigned Hezballah commanders, if such has not already occurred. This would provide them with a plethora of American and Russian equipment, air-power, helicopters, main battle tanks and various armaments they currently lack. For this reason, any war which involves Hezballah must be treated as a war with all of Lebanon and their military equipment should be targeted and as soon as it appears that Hezballah would be using these weapons, they must all be destroyed as quickly as Israel is able. Further, Israel need warn the IRGC and other Iranian units in Syria that their aiding Hezballah would prove very unhealthy. Whether or not Iran should be struck should it be found that they ordered Hezballah to wage war on Israel is such a tricky question that we will leave it up to the people paid to make such decisions. What has never made sense is why democracies, no matter the level of the threats they face, must wait until they have suffered an initial attack before acting. This and proportionality are the two most idiotic concepts applied to military actions, though they appear to be left more for Israel than anyone else. There is one other concept since World War II which actually is counterproductive simply because it is so wrongheaded. There is this concept amongst the developed nations, which just happen to be the same nations who fought in World War II directly, is that the world has realized what a waste warfare is and we live in a time of peaceful coexistence. We can tell you that this message was lost on the nations of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). Just look around this region and see the conflicts which reach into every corner. Add to that the idea that one nation has been chosen to rule the entire world and the world is there for their taking. That nation is Iran and the Mullahs do intend to conquer the world little chunk by little chunk. They already took Iraq, almost have Yemen, have what is left of Syria, they own Lebanon and they are threatening Israel and Saudi Arabia along with the Gulf States and Kuwait. Iran also wants to take down the United States as they figure once the United States has been neutralized, think large EMP device over St Louis, then the world would be open for the taking. We unfortunately do not live in an era of peace, not yet.

 

That time could be near and it is all up to the developed world to take a risk and allow the most advanced forms of energy to be used across the globe and the wealth which would follow would unseat virtually every dictator and rid the world of uncountable problems. But that might harm the oil, coal, nuclear companies and put the eco-warriors out of business as energy would be virtually pollution free and so inexpensive that energy bills would become almost a thing of the past. This and modern farming methods, and it does not have to include hybrid seeds, but proper plowing, drip irrigation, water drainage, ecological means of pest control and other such technologies would allow the world to feed itself three times over without adding pollutants to the oceans. But the people who actually run our planet and wish to continue holding everyone in their concept of serfdom paying them for every drop of oil, every chunk of coal, every ounce of uranium and any other form of energy generation and thus refuse to allow any progress which would harm their industries. In time this will change as it always has and the Luddites will slowly fall back into obscurity.

 

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