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November 22, 2018

Rebirth of an Ancient Hatred: Part 2

 

All of these things are small if taken one-by-one but together give many a large amount of latitude to be overly critical of Israel. Where Israel is not perfect, and what nation is, she is not the main difficulty in the world as so many make out she is. Where being critical of Israel is not necessarily a sign of anti-Semitism, when somebody makes special rules for Israel, only criticizes Israel and no one else, blames Israel for actions others took or that Israel did not commit and other such variations of these or anything where Israel is being harshly criticized unfairly, that is anti-Semitism. There is a means for determining if criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism called the 3D Test of Anti-Semitism which was designed by Natan Sharansky, and these 3D’s are Demonization, Double Standards and Delegitimization. These are relatively obvious and make for an easy means of judging if the condemnations and complaints people put forth about Israel fall under anti-Semitism. There is another which did not fall within Natan Sharansky’s definition, and that is obsession. If a person obsesses over Israel and solely Israel and Jews generally, you can pretty much bet you have an anti-Semite in your midst. This takes knowing somebody for longer than one or two demonstrations and can be easily ascribed to people with whom you work, socialize, play sports with regularly or anyone with whom you have a regular reason to be in contact and you get to know their likes and dislikes. Then there is the anti-Semite who never quite comes out and says anything derogatory about Jews but always leaves a hint that this is what he means but always comes up just short of actually committing it to words. Such a person will likely have other prejudices which he will speak around in very much the same fashion. We have found that these are people with whom it is best to leave a fair amount of distance from oneself.

 

The reality is much of anti-Semitism today falls into two categories with separate origins. The first is the anti-Semitism which has existed throughout history, the plain all-out hatred of Jews. Standing almost two meters in height, having blonde hair with blue eyes and appearing about as Aryan as one can get, I have personally heard quite a bit more anti-Semitic talk and accusations than the average Jew. The reaction I get from those who have expressed such beliefs, often in more than one meeting, have some of the most interesting reactions when informed by myself or another in the group that I am a Jew. Some get rather pale and start apologizing like at that point it will help. Many simply start going through their denial phase of anti-Semitism which I now refer to as the Jeremy Corbyn reaction. Another group will simply challenge that I am actually a Jew and will inevitably demand I tell them my Jew name, at which time I just tell them my given Hebrew name which also appears to seldom convince them, some claiming I just made it up just then. Others actually get angry and accuse me of being a Jew who is an enforcer looking for anti-Semites. And others simply walk away and I seldom see them except that they leave when I arrive. The thing is I seldom accuse them of anything, I just state I am a Jew or this is pointed out to them. Sometimes I find the whole thing amusing, as I know for many of these people I am the first Jew they have knowingly met. This form of anti-Semitism is often learned anti-Semitism where it was fostered through parents being anti-Semites (it often only takes one parent), through friends and acquaintances, by joining a gang or club which as part of their worldview expound anti-Semitism or through other social means where one rubs elbows with one too many other anti-Semites. This is the historic anti-Semitism which once caught relegates one to being part of the alt-right or white-supremacist as well as other denotations which place them as presumably conservatives though true conservatism does not in and of itself expound anti-Semitism and more than being on the left does such. These forms of anti-Semitism are more prevalent in Europe than the United States. Then there is the anti-Semitism which permeates the Arab and Muslim worlds, which is a region where rampant anti-Semitism has infected the vast majority of the people. Here it is inherited, imposed and so generally expressed freely and has no opposition or downside. Here Israel and Jews are used interchangeably. This is also a major source of the “New anti-Semitism”

 

The New anti-Semitism has taken root in the far left, with most leftists and the minority rights movements. As we have noted recently, the women’s movement, specifically the Chicago Dyke March, refused to permit a number of lesbian Jews from marching because they had a multi-colored flags with a Star of David (see image below). What has occurred has been the imposition of a concept called intersectionality. By this definition, if you join one group on the left, then you must support all the groups on the left, and this has been applied very stringently within the minority rights action groups. The other side of the equation is that if you oppose any single one of the groups which have been deemed appropriate to be included in intersectionality, then you are opposed to everything within intersectionality. The pro-Palestinian position has been graced with inclusion within intersectionality and any position which does not condemn Israel, let alone be pro-Israel, has been deemed as against intersectionality and thus is completely unacceptable to these favored groups. More simply put, no Israeli flags, no Stars of David, nothing which is too Jewish period. But isn’t that just a tad anti-Semitic? No, not according to the definers of intersectionality, it is the logical position against White Privilege, and anti-colonialism, and minority rights, and anti-Capitalism, and simply the right side of history as described by the alt-left, as we like to call them, or leftists if you prefer. This denotation was introduced by the likes of Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Carmen Perez, Bob Bland and Symone Sanders from the planning group of the Women’s March had connections, made positive remarks on social media praising, defended those who had been found affiliated with or had other links in some manner to Louis Farrakhan. Of course, as soon as this became an issue, they all gathered together and met with a selected group of leftist Jews and all was forgiven, it is for the cause, you know. But this was how intersectionality became a filter to keep the wrong kinds of Jews out of the approved peoples list. Supporting Israel is just so, well, just so Trump.

 

Multi-Colored Flags with a Star of David

Multi-Colored Flags with a Star of David

 

This will filter through the leftist circles and soon will become a non-issue because the people who require receiving the message will either mend their ways and forgo any support for Israel or realize that they no longer have a place where they had believed they were welcomed. So sorry, the leftists have decided that Zionism is a terrible disease and that if you have this terrible disease of Zionism you must be excised from the group before you contaminate somebody else. Their minds are all made up because, well, Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are so completely knowledgeable and they have spoken and there is no turning back, especially for a bunch of those people. Trust us, Linda Sarsour at the very least is a true-blue, through and through anti-Semite and she knows from where it comes, her Quran and her association with numerous Islamic groups. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez initially expounded very supportive expression for the Palestinian Arabs and desired that all aid to Israel be cut off as they were an occupier and were committing genocide of the poor and unfortunate Palestinian Arabs. Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Israel has had over fifty years where we have had relations with Palestinian Arabs, so if Israel were committed to their genocide, why are any of them still alive or do you believe that Israel is simply too incompetent to accomplish such a task if this were an actual policy. The evidence that you still have a large number, actually one that has been increasing over the past fifty years, to take their side is proof positive that Israel is not carrying out any form of genocide or even persecution, but why allow reality to confuse your views. This new form of anti-Semitism on the left has been powered by Arab money, George Soros’s money and the money of many leftist amongst whom many are Jews some of which do not know any better and others who agree that Israel is evil. Those Jews who are ignorant of what is happening had best awaken to reality before it is once again too late. What is starting with the shock troops out protesting President Trump often with a fair degree of violence and the creeping anti-Semitism in the left wings of the Democrat Party and completely permeating the Social Democrat Party which is vying to take control of the Democrat Party, is something which should be recognizable to anyone with a basic knowledge of history. No, it is not a repeat of the Nazi takeover of Germany as history does not repeat itself, it simply writes a poem with the same rhymes. This more closely resembles the events with the Persians and why we celebrate Purim and read Esther’s Haggadah. The main difference is instead of Haman and his sons, there are Islamists and other anti-Semites which means that there are a much bigger number of Hamans and sons and that number is growing just as the anti-Semites grew backing Haman. When the wrong Democrats gain sufficient power in the Congress and the wrong Democrat becomes President, things could become very difficult and even take a turn for the absolute destruction of Constitutional rights and maybe even Constitutional government with the Constitution being rewritten such that the Electoral College is eliminated and the President becomes elected by popular vote, the borders are soon opened wide to all who desire to enter and these new immigrants are given blanket amnesty and instant citizenship. Their registration will be assigned to be carried out by a special group which will employ only those groups accepted by intersectionality as such a task requires people with open minds which have the correct-think down and would not infect these new citizens with any strange or dangerous ideas. The warning which I have been sounding beginning in the middle of the 1960’s and ever since despite being told by the vast majority of Jews in the United States and the majority here in Israel since I arrived, anti-Semitism is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. Initially it was the variety which was relegated to the alt-right. Now it is growing like kudzu in the alt-left, the leftist and pure socialist camp. This new anti-Semitism is far more virulent and thus unbelievably more dangerous and if left unchecked, it will engulf the United States and eventually join those on the alt-right if only to use them as foot soldiers. These leftists have already infiltrated into school boards and position which decide on which textbooks are bought and which lesson plans are used and are using these positions as a power to influence the minds of the children. The “intellectuals” in the ivory towers are taking these far leftist positions to heart seeing it as the future. This includes the hatred for Israel which is rapidly morphing into outright anti-Semitism. Campuses have had demands that Jews denounce Israel, fly the Palestinian flag from their dorm room or on their door. Any sign of Zionism often will meet with a violent reaction and these altercations are never mano-a-mano, they are six or more to one. I will be called a fool once more and hope that I truly am a fool tilting at windmills and calling them dragons. My problem is slowly I am finding others who are seeing pretty much exactly, what I am seeing and that frightens me because often I really wish to be wrong, and this is one of those times.

 

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August 9, 2018

Christian Genocide in Nigeria

 

Israelis are not the only people whose suffering goes unnoticed by the mainstream media. Just as the fields of Jews burning near the Gaza border went unreported by much of the media and the mortars and rockets launched into Israel were ignored and only when Israel responded did reporters take notice merely to claim that Israel was shooting innocent peaceful demonstrators. Had the Gazans been peaceful instead of launching incendiary devices and shooting at IDF positions, then the reporters would have had nothing to report, as the IDF does not engage those who do not pose a threat. Just as the video we posted yesterday showed, there were Hamas terrorists shooting at IDF positions who were then engaged by an IDF tank crew which destroyed their built-up bunker killing the two terrorists within. But we are not going to talk about Hamas and Islamic Jihad or their continuing assaults on Israeli communities with their incendiary balloons and kites or their engaging IDF positions with live fire in attempts to kill the soldiers. Today we are going to talk about the slaughter which has been mostly uncovered in Africa and in particular, the terror campaign ongoing from Boko Haram in the area centered in Nigeria.

 

Just last month, over a span of four days, militant Islamic Fulani herdsmen embarked on a killing spree that reduced a dozen Nigerian villages to dust and claimed the lives of at least two-hundred innocent Christian men, women, and children. These were the villages of Nigeria’s Plateau State and were considered, according to Open Doors an organization serving persecuted Christians; the region was “the epicenter of Christianity in northern Nigeria’s Middle Belt.” This was nothing short of a genocidal cleansing of a region of all who were not Muslim. According to reporting, “No fewer than 120 persons were weekend killed in several villages in Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State in fresh attacks by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, while over 200 others sustained gunshot injuries.”

 

The Plateau State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) issued a statement in Jos, the state capital, signed by the Publicity Secretary, John Akans stated:

“We received with rude shock the level of genocide going on now in Gashish District, Razat, Ruku Nyarr and Gana-Ropp, all in Barkin Ladi Local Government.
“We also note with great pains the dastardly attacks ongoing in many other local government areas in the state by the militias.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the level of continuous genocide of Plateau people. At the moment, Barkin Ladi is under siege with over 130 people feared to have been killed. As at time of this statement, the (SOM) CAPRO School of missions Gana-Ropp is under heavy attack by the militias.
“This unholy act of systematic genocide and the destruction of the cultural heritage of Plateau people must stop.
“We call on the international community to come to the aid of Plateau people as, besides the over 130 people killed, many are missing.”

 

Summarizing World Watch Monitor reports, that dusk to dawn curfews have been ordered and in what has been perceived as a ‘lukewarm’ attitude towards the ongoing murderous violence, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking a second term in the coming February 2019 elections, condemned what he called “painful” and “regrettable” killings and expressed his “deepest condolences to the affected communities”. To his credit, Buhari also announced an unprecedented deployment of security forces in the region, including two police surveillance helicopters, five armored personnel carriers, three Police Mobile Force (PMF) units, two Counter-Terrorism Units (CTU) and Police Intelligence Units, and conventional police personnel from other states. Perhaps these reporters desired a more overt response like perhaps an Army Battalion being sent to the area to conduct maneuvers as part of a training exercise. That is always a great excuse for placing a large contingency of potential forces in an area to calm the natives, so to speak. Below is a video report from World Watch Monitor featuring the Reverend Gideon Para-Mallam on the situation across Nigeria.

 

 

Where these attacks have been mostly portrayed as Muslim on Christian violence, which is valid and a definite problem in central Nigeria where the northern Islamic regions and the southern Christian regions meet, one must also include the natural enmity between herdsmen and farmers which is as old as recorded history and even before. Remember Cain and Able, one the hunter, the forerunner of a herdsman, and the other a planter and gatherer, the forerunner of the farmer, and how their brotherly relations went afoul. There are plenty of reasons but the level of the violence does play more to the religious differences than anything else.

 

Burnt Remains of Home in a Christian Village in Nigeria

Burnt Remains of Home in a Christian Village in Nigeria

 

For many, particularly among the Christian communities in the Plateau and other Middle Belt States like Benue and Nasarawa where Fulani militias have been causing havoc, there is a feeling of déjà vu. Some might remember the attacks by Boko Haram during the terms of President Obama when they kidnapped three-hundred Christian girls from a school in Nigeria and threatened to sell them as slaves. Many might remember Michelle Obama’s famous picture (see below) where she was holding a sign which read, “#BringBackOurGirls” with the most dour look on her face signifying her great concern and compassion and her sharing their pain. This episode was all part of a similar series of attacks in central Nigeria somewhat east of these current attacks. Back during that episode, to President Goodluck Jonathan’s credit, it was reported that his government efforts included two special battalions from the military tasked solely to the search for those missing girls. Some of those young girls escaped and gave reports on where they had been held and a fair number, but not all, of the young women were eventually recovered.

 

Michelle Obama holds a sign with the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag

 

In a FrontPageMag.com report, they state that community members insist that these attacks are part of “a grand plan to Islamize Nigeria.” According to a Dr. Soja Bewarang, the murders are “no longer farmer and herder clashes” but, rather, a “deliberate attempt to conquer and occupy the land of the people’s ancestral heritage.” What makes these killings even a greater tragedy is the near complete lack of mainstream media coverage with absolutely or next to nothing reported on the nightly news. Americans and Europeans are left completely uninformed about the Islamic war against Christians going on in Nigeria and the rest of northern savannah in Africa where the Islamic regions which extend down from the Mediterranean Sea meet the Animist and Christian regions of central and southern Africa in what is called the African Transition Zone. This zone reaches clear across Africa from Somalia to Senegal. The lack of coverage of the problems in this region cannot be laid at the feet of President Trump any more than they could be used to place blame on President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, and President Bill Clinton to as far back as one desires to go. The last Presidents to challenge the Islamic terror presence in Northern Africa were President Thomas Jefferson and President James Madison during the First and Second Barbary Wars. Some have referred to President Reagan’s brief encounter with Libya as the Third Barbary War, humorously we hope. Still, what is happening along the borders of the Islamic World and the Animist and Christian Worlds in Africa is a travesty only exceeded by the lack of interest by the mainstream media. Choose whatever reason you prefer for their lack of coverage, the victims are people of color, the perpetrators are Islamic and they fear being tagged as Islamophobic, there is no glory or sensationalism, to them it is old news as it has been continuing for decades now and they reported on it once or whatever other lame excuse fits your fancy. Whatever their reason, people are being murdered in the hundreds and even into the tens of thousands over the decades long history and unless it has some unusual twist such as when Michelle Obama and the world momentarily cared about three hundred young Christian school girls abducted in the middle of the night with a number of school officials murdered for attempting to prevent the attack, then the media sat up and paid attention, momentarily. We would like to ask and challenge, where are the media now?

 

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June 26, 2016

France’s Misconception and a Look at Palestinian Refugees

 

There has been the conference in Paris which claimed that it would arrive at the perfect solution that would restart the ‘Peace Process’ and lead to a final resolution based on fairness and recognition of both people’s desires and claims and settle all disputes over property based on the 1967 Lines, a term for the 1949 Armistice Lines, with the shared capital of Jerusalem which could become an international zone, another term for briefly protected and kept by United Nations or the European Union until the first terrorist attack kills some of their forces and then it would be surrendered to whoever could get there first. This was such a lovely idea and the fact that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was explicitly informed that his presence was not required or desired and that he was basically persona non grata might make one just a tad suspicious. On the other hand there was an open slot for Mahmoud Abbas who surprisingly decided he preferred not to attend as such a conference had the possibility of recognizing the Jewish State and Abbas refuses to admit that the Jewish People have a right to a state or even the right to live anywhere in his Palestine which extends from the River to the Sea and all of it is what he demands for free. The French had invited numerous Foreign Ministers and a collection of around a couple of dozen met for the conference in Paris, who doesn’t want to spend a week all expenses paid in Paris? At the end of the week they issued their groundbreaking decision, they would try and meet again before the end of the year as they understand how whatever they plan to do will require that President Obama be in office and as the Americans are not able to reelect this great man whose stature garnered him a Nobel Peace Prize and he has been seeking a reason ever since. But why the great panic in Paris which drives the French and their desire to be the ones seen as the great friends of the Palestinian cause?

 

Well, some believe they might be driven as a response to a few minor disturbances such as the events in Toulouse, Paris, Hypercacher, Charlie Hebdo, the Batkalan Pub, Stade de France Stadium and three restaurants. In case you are still confused think crazies with guns shooting people and threatening further violence and screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ between firing entire clips through their fully automatic unlicensed firearms. Yep, they are pushing this in a response to the terror attacks which have been ramping up and happening more frequently. This also represents the growing immigrant population from mostly the Middle East and North Africa. The theory is that by forcing Israel to grant a Palestinian State and the formation of two states for two people side by side in an area about the size of New Jersey they will codify the terrorists leading the Frenchies to be left alone. There is a small problem to this theory, the French never bothered to check with the terrorists, especially those from the Islamic State which appears to be the newest source for terror, and they did not fully check with Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian population to see if their theory had any validity or possibility of resolving their problem. What they would have found might have shocked them.

 

The first thing the French would have learned is that the Islamic State and most other terrorists today could not care less about the Palestinians and especially Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. The Islamic State and the Salafists from where the main body of terror originates are Islamists and strongly religious and follow strict Sharia while the Palestinian Authority is a nationalist and secular organization which is only mildly concerned with Islam and thus hated by the Islamic State and the Salafists. The going driving forces in the Muslim world currently are Islamist religious forces which strive to establish a world Caliphate under Sharia and would just as soon replace the Palestinian Authority and would be more likely to murder Mahmoud Abbas. These groups would fit far more comfortably with Hamas and Islamic Jihad with Islamic Jihad being the preferred as Hamas is allied with the Muslim Brotherhood and off/on with Iran. So, the French idea that they could pacify and ameliorate the Islamic terrorist entities was simply wrongheaded and virtually counter-productive. What France is actually broadcasting is that they are weak and pliable and will offer up compliance, even if wrong-headed attempts, and are ready and willing to roll-over and play submissive in response to terror attacks. The French are signaling that they are incapable of fighting and will not act aggressively no matter how violent the threat they face. They have basically lit up a flashing neon sign claiming their target status with it saying, “Terror attacks will be treated with submissive behavior and coddling of any Islamist demands even if we are so ignorant that we will sometimes, possibly often, support the wrong cause, we are trying, trust us.”

 

What the French have not observed are the real rulers of the people in the Palestinian Arab areas. Their last election, and it will apparently remain their last election, the winning candidates were all Hamas representatives who took over 60% of the vote and even higher in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and that Mahmoud Abbas assumed the office of President after the death of Yasser Arafat and won a questionable election with his four year term ended in 2009 and immediately before the election which he was obviously going to lose to Hamas whose candidate was not even able to campaign as Abbas refused to allow anyone from Hamas in the Palestinian Authority controlled areas after they lost Gaza to Hamas in a coup in June 2007. So the election was cancelled and all subsequent elections cancelled means that there is no legal governance and Abbas is an assumed dictator who has taken all power to himself denying the people their vote and representatives in government. So, the French were attempting to mollify Mahmoud Abbas in the hope that the Islamists, who would just as soon kill him as speak with him, would attack elsewhere. One has to wonder who the brains behind such wrongheaded thinking are. On the other hand, who really cares? What would be more interesting is what the latest direction the Palestinian planners have decided to take their exploits.

 

The latest intentions are not decisively different still aiming for the same goal of replacing Israel and taking over everything from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea and eradicating the Jewish population and then the Christian and then any other non-Muslim populations. Of course they do not use that language when speaking English, that would be counterproductive. In English they are all about fairness, democracy and egalitarian acceptance of all people, races and religions. They do talk about genocidal intentions and ethnic cleansing as well as accusations of an Apartheid government and other such crimes against humanity which are presumably being waged by the Israelis. They claim that the Jew settlers are stealing lands and changing realities on the ground and moving into areas which are forbidden because the lands are reserved for Arabs and Muslims only. They also speak of equality for all Palestinians no matter their current residence whether they are living in the Palestinian areas or the refugee camps in the Palestinian areas or in the diaspora or anywhere else in the world. They comment how the Palestinians in the diaspora refuse to live outside of small compounds where they retain their identity. Then there are their comments that they demand full and equal election where all are permitted to vote on the future of the land no matter their current residence. But there are some minor areas of disinformation in the Palestinian presentations; actually all of it is disinformation of one sort or another. So, what is the truth, the reality?

 

The first problem is their accusations made against the Israelis. There has been no Apartheid governments since the one imposed by the Jordanians after they invaded and conquered Judea and Samaria, renamed it West Bank and ejected or murdered every Jew stealing their properties and giving them to Arabs granting them deeds for the properties and these are the deeds they claim Israel is dispossessing when the properties were returned to the Jewish families who had owned the land before the Jordanian invasion in 1948. The same goes for the residences in the Jewish Section of Jerusalem, a name the area has had since before the Crusades and ever since the Muslim invasion stole most of the city for themselves in the seventh century. They stole Christian lands which had been owned for over five hundred years by these Christians and Jewish homes which had belonged to their Jewish owners in many cased for fifteen hundred years since King David conquered Jerusalem in the tenth or eleventh century BCE. The lands Jordan took and Egypt took were cleansed of all Jews and the vast majority of Christians and theirs was an Apartheid governance. The war in 1948 was not a Jewish invasion stealing the lands as the morning of May 15, 1948 before the first shot was fired the Jewish State of Israel’s borders were the Jordan River, the Mediterranean Sea, the Sinai/Negev, the Golan Heights and the Lebanon/Israel Blue Line. The lands which were taken by force were Judea and Samaria to Jordan along with the Golan Heights to Syria and the Gaza to Egypt. The war had armies from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen all attacking the newly formed and recognized by the United Nations State of Israel. The Naqba, their catastrophe was that they were, with these forces and massive number and arms advantage, unable of defeating and destroying the Jewish Zionist nation of Israel.

 

Their claim that the refugees remain in their communities refusing to integrate into the nations in which they are held is not because they do not wish to integrate but rather they are contained within the refugee camps under guard and denied entry except for limited numbers to do jobs nobody in their camp location desire to perform. They are held prisoner by their fellow Arabs because the few times they have been permitted incorporation into the population they abused their freedoms and attempted to overthrow governments succeeding in one after a long and sustained effort through subversions and threat. When permitted freedom and rights in Jordan the forces of the PLO soon drove to overthrow the monarchy as they had lost taking the government in an election. The King of Jordan loosed his military and drove them out when they then fled to Lebanon and began a civil war in Lebanon. This brought Syria into Lebanon and in defense of the Christians in southern Lebanon who pleaded for Israeli protection which Israel provided. For the story of survival in these contentious situation of war, read Bridget Gabriel’s autobiography of her life during this period titled Because They Hate. This is a story of life and death and a transitional trip of awakening that changed the author’s life. This was her look back and the realizations she experienced, including crawling with her mother on their stomachs in order to reach a small stream to fetch water as, if they stuck their heads up, the PLO forces would have shot them as they resided in the Christian section of what was left of their town. And that was how her entire teenage life was not a time of self-awakening but one of perpetual terror. The book is a riveting read. Eventually the Israelis drove out the PLO and were closing in on Beirut and capturing Yasser Arafat but were warned not to enter Beirut by the Americans who threatened repercussions if the Israelis touched Arafat who the Americans plucked off a rooftop in Beirut along with his top staff including Mahmoud Abbas and moved them to a safe house in Tunis, Tunisia.

 

They accuse the Israelis ethnic cleansing and genocidal murdering of the Palestinian population. This is despite the fact that the Palestinian population had gone from approximately 650,000 to 800,000 in 1948 to over 5,000,000 today. If the Israelis are committing genocide or ethnic cleansing they must be the worst perpetrators of such policies. Their most recent claim along these lines had to do with the knife intifada, also called the third intifada and the car intifada. These names cover the two main weapons, knives and cars with knives used to stab Israelis at bus stops, the light rail stations or just out on the street and the cars were used to run-over Israelis or ram them into crowds at bus and light rail stops or other places where Israelis might congregate. These attacks were almost without exception suicidal martyrdom attacks where the terrorist would continue stabbing. If attacking with a vehicle, they would continue targeting with the vehicle until the car was crashed or otherwise disabled. Then they would continue attacking on foot with knives or even hatchets and axes until stopped by force. This led to many of the perpetrators being shot with many killed to prevent further attacks. The Palestinians refer to these defensive actions as street assassinations of innocent Palestinians who have committed no crime other than using the streets and minding their own business. To the Palestinians it is a natural thing for them to walk down the street, or run as was often the case, stabbing every person they pass indiscriminately and qualifies as walking innocently down the street. Should any of these stabbers be shot, then it is an assassinations, a genocidal attack on an innocent. 0Killing Israelis is considered a natural state of action and considered innocent and perfectly natural thing for them to do and any act to prevent or stop such an assault is an injustice as defending Israelis is a criminal act in their society; it is a form of denying them their natural rights. If the media would ever take the time to translate any of their leaders speaking in Arabic or translate their school books and children’s shows and report on them this would surprise nobody. Many such television shows and other news stories of all varieties from print to radio to television are provided with translations on the web through sites like MEMRI and Palestinian Media Watch and Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.

 

The talk of desiring a free and open democracy with equal rights without restriction and acceptance of all religions and inclusivity in all things in a single unified state where Arab and Israeli can live in freedom and all the Palestinians can join in ruling the lands together with the Jews is a crock pot of simmering falsehoods. The catch here is their demand that all the Palestinians wherever they currently resided and especially from their “voluntary” refugee camps, the ones where the foreign governments refuse to permit them outside the camps and ring these camps with concertina wire and with armed guards tell the story better than anything we could claim. This is another way of calling for the ‘right of return’ where another five to eight million refugees, nobody knows how many and with the ‘Syria refugees’ flooding into Europe and the news now reporting that the refugees outnumber the numbers of refugees from Syria as it is now known that these refugees include refugees and immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, and even Jordan, Yemen, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia and further nations as far as Bangladesh. If Israel were opened up to ‘Palestinian refugees’ the untold millions which would flood into Israel would be criminal, literally, just as Europe is being flooded even from across the Mediterranean Sea from Northern Africa and even the Horn of Africa. Does anybody believe Israel would be any different? And once this single state was established with who knows how many Arab refugees including Islamic State infiltrators and then there was an election with close to eight to ten million Arabs mostly refugees and Islamist infiltrators and five million to six million Jews and other than Muslim and a government was elected, can anybody guess what the result would be? How long before the Jews were being hunted down and shot on sight? The election would be the equivalent of five hundred ducks and one thousand wolves voting on what’s for dinner. Of course Israel is being called names by these Palestinian one state supporters claiming that the Jews are racists and refuse to permit the Palestinians the right to vote for their own government even. The person preventing any election is Mahmoud Abbas as he is completely aware that Hamas would win or possibly Islamic State, either way he would be dead as soon as they took over as would many of the PLO and Palestinian Authority elite. This is why they have such a large security force including a special core simply to protect them and keep order. These were independent of Israel and they could hold some version of an election whenever Abbas decides it is safe, don’t hold your breath.

 

Ein Beit el Ma refugee camp in Nablus is one of the poorest camps in the West Bank
Ein Beit el Ma refugee camp in Nablus
is one of the poorest camps in the West Bank
Picture from Occupied Palestine فلسطين

 

Further, these camps are not what one thinks when you hear refugee camps as these camps are cement construction apartment buildings and other than being fenced off they appear exactly the same as the buildings outside the camps(see above). Another item which boggles logic is why are there Palestinian refugee camps in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority areas in Judea and Samaria? Are these Palestinians not permitted to be free even in their own controlled and ruled areas? Why does Mahmoud Abbas force Palestinians he claims should be freed from the camps to remain as refugees in camps walking distance from his office? Somehow this makes no sense. Why is there a refugee camp for Palestinians inside Jenin and bordering Gaza City? Anyone have an answer? There is no answer beyond the fact that having the maximum numbers in refugee camps fuels their propaganda and they do not have jobs for them and they get millions of dollars and euros through UNRWA which they and Hamas use for weapons and feeding their Swiss bank accounts. Explain how the five top men in Hamas live in palaces in Qatar and are worth close to or over one billion dollars with the leader, Khaled Mashaal, “Estimates around the world are that Mashaal is currently worth $2.6 billion.” Add that Abbas is building himself a pleasure palace in Ramallah (see below) which will also house troops to defend the house and its owner. Who said that terrorism doesn’t pay?

 

Mamoud Abbas planned masion estimated cosr of thirteen million dollars but will end up costing far more after required kickbacks

 

The end result of anything from the Palestinians always includes the same end result, they get from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea and their land must be cleansed of all Jews. They claim that every refugee gets to return and is given the lands they claim to have lost. The children are given assigned names of cities inside Israel where they claim they were born. This starts in preschool and each child and their matched city is registered in their school paperwork and that assigned city goes with them for the rest of their lives and it has the effect of convincing them they should be living in some beautiful house inside Israel and when the great day comes they can go claim their new home once the Jews are all gone. And they wonder why the Israelis do not trust them. Imagine that.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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