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January 23, 2018

Abbas Going on Anti-Trump Tour

 

Mahmoud Abbas has a whole new reason that every world leader needs to recognize Palestine, preferably with Jerusalem as its capital city, because doing that is just so in your face Trump. He will be heading to the European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Ministers’ monthly meeting and starting with the top Foreign Policy Minister, Federica Mogherini, following up with the other twenty-eight Foreign Ministers on Monday. Riad al-Malki, the PA official in charge of foreign affairs, said Abbas will tell the EU, “Since Trump’s decision has altered the rules of the game, he expects the European foreign ministers to come forward and collectively recognize the state of Palestine as a way to respond back to Trump’s decision.” Wow, now that takes chutzpah! Now Mahmoud Abbas is not only declaring that the United States is disqualified from moderating anything of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, but is now inviting the EU and member states to replace the United States as the moderator and to do so they will qualify for this honor if, and only if, they recognize the new Arab State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital. It is still unclear whether he means Eastern Jerusalem or all of Jerusalem which he has claimed before. Abbas elaborated on his theme from last week’s Islamic Conference Organization emergency meeting in Istanbul stating, “We have to take legal, political and diplomatic measures. The US has chosen not to be a mediator for the peace process. We reject it as mediator. The US is with Israel and supports and backs it.” Abbas added that, “Every Monday we will join another twenty-two or thirty organizations. There are five-hundred-twenty-two organizations, and we have the right to be members of them. Injustice has been committed against us, and the peak of the injustice is the US declaration that united Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.” What our benighted ruler of the Palestinian Authority (PA), PLO and Fatah very intentionally left out was the fact that President Trump’s declaration refers only to Jerusalem and specifies that its borders are to be determined in negotiations. Technically speaking, President Trump’s declaration was no different than the Russian recognition by Putin of West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

 

Israeli Channel 10 News reported on Sunday that Slovenia is expected to recognize the State of Palestine as a response to President Trump declaration of Jerusalem, plus there were reports that three other European nations, Luxembourg, Ireland and Belgium. The Foreign Minister of Luxembourg several days ago called for the recognition of Palestine, in an effort to persuade France to take the lead of a group of European countries. A number of European nations have recognized the State of Palestine in largely symbolic moves. This anti-Trump tour by Abbas actually may have found the one chord which will reverberate in Europe, especially those with leftist governances which hate President Trump more than they desire to accept reason. We have seen many examples of such overreaching hatred of Donald Trump daily in social media posts, a hatred which apparently does not weaken with time. Mahmoud Abbas is working this angle as his former argument that the Jews, Israel, is the central cause of the wars, chaos, terrorism and everything else going wrong in the world thus if only the world would recognize that Israel must be replaced with Palestine such that the world will be corrected. If only these lands, which are an Islamic Waqf, meaning that it had once been conquered by Islamic forces and thus must never be ruled by any other, were returned to Arab Islamic rule with Mahmoud Abbas as its caring and compassionate ruler, then all would be right with the world. Well, almost everything as there is also the matter of that other Islamic Waqf of Lands known to most of us as Spain. Islamic leadership has never forgiven the Christians of Spain for their expulsion in 1492 and claim that Andalusia must be reinstated and Sharia, Islamic Law, must be restored. But now Mahmoud Abbas can use both arguments and play of the many Europeans who, largely secretly, hold anti-Semitic beliefs and feelings and now add to their anti-Trump dispositions to the pot and stir it well. Abbas has come to tell them he has a new idea where he intends to “See no Evil, Hear no Evil and Unleash His Evil.”

 

Abbas’s Promise to “See no Evil, Hear no Evil And Unleash His Evil.”

Abbas’s Promise to “See no Evil, Hear no Evil
And Unleash His Evil.”

 

He knows that his time is short and that once he has accomplished his state that if he establishes this state without making it demilitarized and allowing the Israeli Defense Forces and other security groups to guard his domain for them, then without the Israeli overview, Hamas will remove him and take his life in a mere matter of weeks if not days. Abbas had best remember the lessons of Gaza and how merciless Hamas was against their own brothers simply for the sake of power. The real problem is the reality should any form of Arab nationhood beyond being granted a semi-autonomous region under Israeli domain much as they actually have currently. What the world appears to be missing is the reality that the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria already are apart from Israel outside of security agreements and live under the laws and rules made by their elected legislative governance. The world has always simply blindly accepted Mahmoud Abbas description that the Palestinian Arabs have been denied the right to vote since 2005 and that this is the result of Israeli perfidy. The problem is that the reason there has been no election since is because Mahmoud Abbas has refused to allow elections. The last election came when Israel turned all of Gaza over to the PA. In this election, Hamas won with by a healthy margin. Mahmoud Abbas having Fatah lose the election for the Parliament made his rule difficult. The conflict for control went on until Hamas took complete control over Gaza leaving the fortunate Fatah and Abbas supporters fleeing to Judea and Samaria. Then Abbas expelled as many Hamas followers that the PA knew about leaving the Hamas part of the legislature ruling Gaza making it a no-Fatah-zone and the PA ruled in Judea and Samaria evicting all Hamas and Islamic Jihad members and Abbas’s Fatah Party ruling there. Israel does not rule over any of the Palestinian Arab populations. So, the Palestinian Arabs have two separate governments with one, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, ruling Gaza and the PA under the Fatah Party ruling in Judea and Samaria. The PA rules Area A and selected areas of Area B and Israel rules Area C all according to the Oslo Accords. As both governances, Gaza and the PA, have devolved into dictatorships both on occasion actually having their parts of the Legislature hold a meeting, usually as part of a photo opportunity and a way of pretending that they have any normative governance. These shows are used to blame Israel for preventing their actual rule or to make believe they have kept a promise such as altering their Charter from stating their intention to completely destroy Israel and kill every single Jew in the process. This coming show is no different from any farce put on by the PA. Unfortunately, this new ploy may just work better than their previous attempts to destroy Israel. There is one saving grace; Mahmoud Abbas has guaranteed the Arabs he rules that he will only accept the complete destruction of the Zionist Entity, or Israel. As even with all the European recognition in the world is not going to destroy Israel thus Abbas will reject any agreement offered no matter how generous, as he has already proven. It is so odd that the person who is often the saving grace for Israel ends up being Mahmoud Abbas. How ridiculous does that sound? We agree.

 

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January 15, 2018

Palestinian Leadership Declare War on Israel

 

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA) head-man and ruler of the Palestinian Arabs as well as being leader of the revolt and instigator for terrorism, Mahmoud Abbas has decided to wage war through surrogates throughout the world. Abbas has announced standing with French President Macron that the United States has disqualified itself from Mideast peace process. Apparently, Mahmoud Abbas is serious about this, for now, as he has also refused to answer Jared Kushner’s phone call and turned down the United States invitations for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. But he has been a busy little beaver beyond refusing everything offered which might actually be capable of finding a solution. But Abbas does not desire a solution; he simply wants to destroy Israel by any means he can leverage. His current target is President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and future sight for the American Embassy. Abbas is drooling over the chances he might grab allowing him to hold the Temple Mount, Old City, Mount Olives Cemetery and all of Eastern Jerusalem where he can evict three entire neighborhoods for the fact that they are Jews, the unwanted, what he terms invaders despite the fact that two of these neighborhoods are Jews reclaiming what was their homes before the Jordanians performed their ethnic cleansing, something Abbas intends to repeat. Abbas hungers for all of East Jerusalem and every inch of the lands Jordan occupied for nineteen years. Abbas and the “PLO Executive Committee praised the “uprising of the Palestinian people” in response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and stressed the importance of further strengthening the “popular struggle by peaceful means.”

 

Salim Zanoun, the chairman of the Palestinian National Council (PNC), who also serves as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Central Council, demanded on Sunday that the Central Council members, who are meeting in Ramallah to take a stand on the future of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and to reexamine the PLO’s recognition of Israel, renege on the Palestinian supposed recognition of Israel, something which despite Abbas constantly pretending, was never accepted. The reality is the Arab leadership will once again claim that Israel is a European colony with no connection to the Jews. Additionally they will restate a claim with a slight twist, that the Arabs were the Canaanites who originally built Jerusalem six thousand years ago. They also claim that the largest navy in the world at the end of World War II, the Netherlands Navy, to transport European Jews, the ones with no connection to Israel, to take the lands away from the Palestinian Arab founders of the area and, according to another older claim, the Palestinian Arabs invented the Canaanite language which was the first written language on Earth. You cannot make these claims up and outdo their wild declarations.

 

Abbas has gone to one of his favorite Jew and Israel hating entities, this time the European Union. He has demanded that they join him in declaring the State of Palestine as an independent nation with East Jerusalem as its capital and the June 4, 1967 lines. The date he is demanding is quite important as it is the day before Jordan joined Egypt and Syria, who had conjoined to become the United Arab Republic (UAR) who had invaded Israel intending to destroy Israel and force the Jews from the land one way or another the next morning of June 5, 1967 and the war concluded on June 10, 1967 after only six days, thus the name Six Day War. Instead of driving the Jews out of Israel, Israel had defeated the combined forces of three Arab nations, Egypt, Syria Jordan and Saudi Arabia with units from Lebanon and Iraq and additional assistance from Algeria, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Sudan and Tunisia. Below is a map of Arab nations’ military moves which predicated the Six Day War as the threat encircled the Jewish State.

 

Arab nations’ military moves which predicated the Six Day War

Arab nations’ military moves which predicated the Six Day War

 

The threats became war when Israeli intelligence intercepted the attack orders and in a defensive move attacked the Egyptian Air Force while the majority of the planes were still on the ground. Israeli intelligence was so thorough that they left the decoy aircraft which were plywood replicas spread on the airfields to confuse any attacker as to which were the real aircraft so they would waste resources attacking the decoys. Israel struck only the real aircraft cementing their air superiority for the war. Later that fateful day in June of 1967 the Israeli Air Force defeated the Syrian Air Force and when the Jordanian Air Force attacked that afternoon they were met and routed by the Israeli Air Force. By the end of the war on June 10, 1967 when the United Nations, Soviet Union, United States, Britain and numerous other entities all demanded that the Israeli forces cease their advances and realizing the Arab forces had been routed and completely defeated and Israel stood ready to capture Cairo, Amman and Damascus if not prevented by the rest of the world, there was no other choice, Israel had to be prevented from capturing any Arab capital city. Israel was threatened by the world powers thus preventing Israel from declaring total victory and instead settling for territorial gains and without capture of any Arab capitals. Below are two maps showing the starting positions and resulting territories Israel captured or liberated (Judea and Samaria were occupied by Jordan renamed West Bank) during the Six Day War.

 

Six Day War Beginning and Resulting Positions from June 5, 1967 to June 10, 1967

Six Day War Beginning and Resulting Positions from June 5, 1967 to June 10, 1967

 

So, now we understand Abbas and his inspiration for choosing June 4, 1967, as he desires a reset to the starting points from the Six Day War. Egypt already made peace and all of the Sinai Peninsula was returned by Israel and Egypt relinquished all claims to Gaza which was later gifted to the Palestinian Authority in August and September of 2005, and then taken over in a coup by Hamas in 2007. This also would return the highlands overlooking the densely populated and industrialized lands within Israel allowing for direct firing of rockets into Tel Aviv and surrounding areas. Abbas is not relying solely on the European Union as he has a great idea for using the United Nations. He desires for the United Nations convening of an international conference with full powers to resolve all the outstanding issues and all final status issues. He insists that this United Nations conference be empowered to set the final borders of the Palestinian State along the June 4, 1967 lines, the 1949 Armistice Lines or the Green Line, all names for what Israeli Abba Eban; Israeli diplomat, politician and scholar, who referred to the pre Six Day War lines as Israel’s “Auschwitz borders.” The reasoning becomes evident in the two pictures below, one before Israeli retreat back to the June 4, 1967 lines and the lower one within days if not minutes after Israel is forced back behind the Green Line, the Auschwitz borders.” That is why Israel can never accept such a solution and even should the entire world demand Israel fold and accede to Mahmoud Abbas and his eternal demands, the only result would be an inevitable war as even one attack would be intolerable.

 

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace and Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace
and
Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

 

Abbas is attempting to collect every adversary of Israel’s continued existence calling on the United Nations and European Union to join him in declaring the maximum potential borders as reality including forcing all the Israeli residents from their Judea and Samaria communities, East Jerusalem and even areas of Western Jerusalem which would become no-man’s land just as it was when Jordanian snipers would randomly shoot any Israeli which came within their scope sights. Not only would parts of Jerusalem become areas where one’s life would be endangered just traversing, but also major Israeli roadways and even Ben Gurion Airport (see images below). For people who regularly use Trans-Israel Highway Route 6 daily, they would be required to find an alternate route using secondary roads and finding a longer and more time consuming route to and from work, family, friends or simply to go to another area of Israel as simply by constructing what appears to be a residence in order to use the roof to place a sniper making this section of the Trans-Israel Highway Route 6 completely unusable unless encased in a rocket and bullet proof encapsulation. A person with a MANPAD standing on the grounds overlooking Ben Gurion Airport they could blow any aircraft landing or taking off right out of the sky. These are further examples why Israel would not be able to permit a Palestinian State to have the June 4, 1967 borders demanded by Mahmoud Abbas, and he is totally aware of this which is why his demands.

 

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6 (c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6
(c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

 

Ben Gurion Airport Plane Vulnerability from Palestine (c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

Ben Gurion Airport Plane Vulnerability from Palestine
(c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

 

Mahmoud Abbas can get the European Union, United Nations and any other group, organization or grouping of allied nations to declare whatever borders or solution he can arrange, no such declaration will have any effect on the current situation and will most definitely establish any real borders which he is chasing so eagerly. The only place that Mahmoud Abbas can go and readily arrange to have borders, peace and an actual state is to meet with Israel. Only Israel is capable of making an agreement which would be enforceable. Not the United Nations and all its various institutions, not the European Union or any of its members, not Russia, China or the United States and not the Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation or the entirety of Islam and the force of Allah can force a solution. If Mahmoud Abbas truly desires peace and actually wants a real nation then instead of refusing every offer and grandstanding collecting condemnations of Israel, United Nations statements which are completely unenforceable or other meaningless denunciations of the situation, then he simply need to sit down with the Israelis and not demand that Israel get nothing and he gets his entire wish list. But being reasonable or even settling for anything which does not instantly destroy Israel would be not making good on his endless promises to destroy Israel and that is why he will never accept peace as he believes that if the Arab press this long enough the world will tire of the entire affair and destroy Israel just to be rid of the conflict. We will not ruin it by providing a spoiler, as that exact situation was already predicted and the result of the ensuing conflict was given in the Bible. The world should hope it never comes to that, as the end is less than pretty.

 

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January 12, 2018

Rabbi and Father of Six Slaughtered by Palestinian Monsters

 

Earlier this week an Arab Palestinian fired twenty-two shots to kill the thirty-five year old Israeli Rabbi Raziel Shevach leaving his wife without a husband and his six children fatherless. You read that correctly, twenty-two shots were fired into Rabbi Raziel Shevach, which probably means that even with the Rabbi dead on the ground before this raving Arab Palestinian he continued firing bullets into his motionless, blood-drenched, dead body. The hate coursing through this Arab Palestinian’s veins was obviously immeasurable. Only the Hollywood movies depicting the worst of the Chicago gangster wars during Prohibition even come close to putting so many rounds into a single body. But this was no movie; this was one presumed human being filling another human being’s body with twenty-two shots continuing to shoot the victim long after he had obviously killed. This was an act filled through and through with a hatred beyond our ability to understand or describe. But let us look deeper into the reactions and causes of this horrific crime, this gruesome terrorist act.

 

The first report in our search not from an Israeli source was Sputnik News out of Moscow. Their title read, “IDF Detains 11 Palestinians on Terror Charges Following Rabbi’s Murder.” The rest of the report was equally vague about the murder but very critical of the Israeli reaction using terms such as “military operation,” “blocking the Palestinian settlements,” “trying to seize Shevach’s murderer,” “forces are busy hunting down the terrorists,” “find and severely punish the perpetrators of the crime” and closed placing the blame not on Israel for a change placing blame as follows, “The attack took place amid the recent spike of violence in West Bank, escalated over the controversial US President Donald Trump’s decision, announced on December 6, 2017, to recognize the disputed area of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the country’s embassy there. This move has met harsh criticism of Palestine and Muslim communities around the world and prompted numerous protests.”

 

We found an accompanying story which we could not see the relevance to the story covering the ambush murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach concerning a Vienna demonstration against Trump’s Jerusalem declaration. We hope that this is simply the way stories are posted as otherwise all we can see is an attempt to show that perhaps the shooters were justified due to anger over President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement and intended embassy relocation. Quoting the story, “After a Vienna demonstration against Trump’s Jerusalem declaration where protesters shouted, “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning” and “death to Israel,” Austrian police are now pursuing charges against three Israel activists who waved an Israeli flag.” Then in further explanation in a different font likely quoting another newspaper they added, “The police are seeking a 100 euro fine or two days in jail for the waving of the flag at the December 8 rally near the US embassy in the capital. The criminal notice, dated 3 January states that the activists “showed an Israeli flag at a rally in an extremely provocative way and manner that was visible for participants at the rally and thereby produced considerable offense and provocation among the Palestinian protestors.”

 

Terrorist Victim Rabbi Raziel Shevach Pictured with Family Left Grieving His Death

Terrorist Victim Rabbi Raziel Shevach
Pictured with Family Left Grieving His Death

 

Other reports made sure to mention that this was a drive-by shooting as if that makes any actual difference. Further, we find it difficult to see how twenty-two bullets could by placed into the Rabbi if this was a drive-by shooting as one would expect that even a rifle shooting fully automatic would still require holding the weapon on-target for close to one and a half seconds which would be difficult for an experienced shooter to perform from a moving vehicle. We are willing to wager that in reality the initial shooting may have come from a moving vehicle but either the vehicle was at rest in an ambush position and the firing done from a stationary vehicle or the shooters returned and fired additional rounds into the corpse of the Rabbi just to make a statement of the depth of their hatred.

 

Outside the few reportings by places which monitor activities by the Arab Palestinians, there was no mention of the activities in reaction to this abominably violent act. For this reason, we are very glad for Palestinian Media Watch who covered the reaction with an article. They initially translated the Fatah Facebook post which read,

“The Nablus operation in numbers:
The full duration of the operation: 30 seconds
The distance between the cars: 20 meters
The number of bullets that were fired: 22
The one who carried out the operation was skilled and experienced, and escaped the site
The result: a killed settler”

 

Also included with the article was a graphic (see below) denoting how payments are determined for terrorists by the Palestinian Authority (PA). This was merely the rate for committing a terror act in which one Israeli (Jew) was murdered. In cases of multiple victims, there are multipliers incorporated and these remunerations have become one of the main incentives and one of the highest paying jobs with numerous terrorists admitting they committed their act for the cash.

 

Palestinian Authority Remunerations for Terrorists

Palestinian Authority Remunerations for Terrorists

 

What we did not see was any actual reporting on the reactions in places such as Ramallah, Nablus and other PA controlled areas. There were parades of cars all sounding their horns with people throwing candies to the cheering crowds. Women baked sweets to give to every passerby. It was New Years, Homecoming and Graduation Day all rolled into one. There were men firing rifles into the air and joyous celebrations for this “glorious successful military operation,” the murdering likely by ambush of an unarmed rabbi by men with rifles. Anywhere normal that is called a murder and potentially a terrorist act, but to the Arab Palestinians it is a brave military operation which is going to gain at least one family a lifetime of gainful employment dependent on the length of their family member’s prison term. These reward monies come from the funding so gleefully provided by the European Union, United Nations, United States, numerous European countries and numerous Arab countries. Some of these funds might even be diverted from UNWRA or even UNESCO funds originally presumably intended for the protection and restoration of holy sites. This is all part of the PA having spent over 1.2 billion shekels promoting terrorism in 2017. Yes, that was billion with a ‘B’ which would be roughly equal to $350 million. It is no wonder that the second most profitable venture and the most profitable to the average Palestinian is to commit an act of terrorism resulting in the death of Israelis (Jews) and the more you manage to murder and injure, the more wealth you will gain for your family. Being in high office and part of the kleptocracy is the fastest wealth building industry with Mahmoud Abbas and family at the top of the pile.

 

Meanwhile, proving the ‘pay to slay’ incentives displayed above are working as Khaled Rajoub was arrested after an unsuccessful attempt to murder Israelis and confessed during interrogation that “the important thing is that I will die and they will kill me, so that my children will receive a [PA] allowance and live happily.” One can only wonder how many others like Khaled Rajoub who cannot find work thanks to the PA not caring about the economy beyond what they can steal and thinking that if only they kill enough Israelis or die in the process that then their family will be cared for forever into the future. The PA is no different from Hamas and are simply a terror factory seeking every means possible to incite their people to murder Israelis. Their education has become simply a war footing education teaching hatred while the children’s summer camps are paramilitary training schools and the end result is the never-ending terrorism in Israel. If not for the security fence and checkpoints, the very same things the Europeans and United Nations along with leftist NGOs demand Israel dismantle, the toll would return to being unbearable and result in a terrifying war to end the PA entirely no matter what the world might say. As odd as it may seem, the checkpoints and security fence actually protect the existence of the PA from themselves. What is unfounded is the idea throughout much of Europe that the terrorism they are suffering is in any way or means any different from the terrorism Israel suffers. The terrorists attacking in Europe received their original ideas and techniques from the Arab terrorism used against Israel. Once they found something which was effective in Israel, it was then exported to Europe and beyond. Eventually Europe will wake-up and smell the terror or they will succumb to the Islamic violence. The only thing we can assure all is that Israel will not succumb to Arab terror violence, Israel will find means of fighting it and eventually the PA will run out of lies about Israel and the so-called peace process and will launch another terror wave which will result in Israel terminating their existence and returning them into exile.

 

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