Beyond the Cusp

May 7, 2019

When the World Offers no Solutions


Back in the year 2000 the world demanded that Israel surrender the final remainder of the areas liberated when they were captured during the Six Day War in 1967 and defended in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and suffered numerous terror wars ever since. Israel was pressured to allow the Palestinian Authority to have an opportunity completely free of any and all Israeli support or interference and show their ability to form a functional society with a firm economy in Gaza. In 2005 Israel pulled all Israelis out of Gaza including every settler, every last of their dead were reinterred fearing what would happen if their graves were left behind. History has taught that their bodies would be desecrated if not removed and reinterred safely within Israel. Finally, the final steps were performed in early September of 2005 as the IDF closed their bases and after destroying that which could not be transferred, the final IDF forces left handing the keys, so to speak, to Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority. This was the stagnated state that Gaza remained stuck in as there was little or no effort at development or improving the life of the average Gazan and terrorism continued unabated. In 2007 the tipping point was reached and Hamas declared open warfare with the Palestinian Authority. In bloody fighting, Hamas persevered taking over Gaza and have ruled the region as a dictatorial power appointing each leader rewarding those who were the most active in their war to destroy Israel. Hamas allowed for Islamic Jihad to also set up in Gaza as well as to a lesser degree the Islamic State and a collection of other terrorist entities and criminal gangs. Gaza has remained in this hellish state without any attempts to establish any economic engine other than those necessary for their war on Israel and a small sector servicing the terror leaders and their families and the relative few who have gathered great wealth servicing the terror war or operating the black market.


The average Gazan has a bleak outlook of the future as the economic structure of Gaza deteriorates with every offensive against Israel. Hamas and Islamic Jihad always set their rocket launchers in neighborhoods other than their own and thus have slowly destroyed much of the Gaza Strip ruining economic opportunities and making more people destitute without any future worth living. It should be no surprise that the majority of Gazans would prefer nothing more than to relocate and live anywhere that life could approach normalcy. There has been a slow and mostly illegal emigration out of Gaza without any program to aid these Palestinian Arabs in setting up a new life. Currently, the majority of electricity in Gaza is provided by Israel. The majority of natural gas comes from Israel. Much if not all of clean water comes from Israel. The Hamas and Islamic Jihad elite make sure that these provisions power their homes and lives to a far larger extent than that provided the remainder of Gazans. This is the sorry excuse for the governance in Gaza and the economic situation which it has degenerated into threatens to make Gaza into merely a terrorist engine. As far as the Hamas rulers of Gaza are concerned, the lack any semblance of an economic engine for the majority of the entire region forcing more and more Gazans into terrorist ranks is great as makes their breeding of future terrorists a far easier endeavor. For Israel, Gaza is a problem with no easy solutions and one obvious one. The unfortunate reality is the world, led by Europe, refuses to even couch the only solution for the people of Gaza, Israel and Egypt, namely for Israel to sponsor an exit strategy for the Gazans who desire starting their lives elsewhere. The European Union demands that Israel deal with Hamas through Egypt or the United Nations making ceasefire after ceasefire which they know Hamas and Islamic Jihad will break within weeks leading to their demand that a new ceasefire be negotiated with Israel being made to pay an ever greater price in blood, the cost of the interceptors and the death and injury of her people along with the lost economic production. Perhaps the time has come to ignore the United Nations, the European Union, foreign governments and every other busybody and do what will serve both Israel and the Gazan people the most favorable results to solve the situation to the satisfaction of all involved who are not involved with terrorism.


The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged

The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged


The problem can be permanently resolved but only if the rest of the world simply allow Israel to resolve the challenge in a manner conducive to all involved by removing the terrorist governance and reintegrate the region under Israeli control. The first stage would come in response to the upcoming rocket barrage from either Hamas, Islamic Jihad or whatever Gazan terror outfit which decides to restart hostile action. Israel should provide the United Nations, European Union and the rest of the notable busybodies that the next failure to keep peace in Gaza will result in Israel retaking Gaza as was presumed to be what would be the result of any failure of the Palestinian Authority. As the Palestinian Authority lost control in 2007, Israel was supposed to retake Gaza immediately after Hamas took control. This was the promise of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and United States President George W. Bush when the Gaza pullout was agreed upon by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Well, when Hamas took over Gaza in a coup in 2007, those American politicians apparently had a very serious case of amnesia and Israel was not provided coverage by the American administration to retake Gaza as they had promised. The rest is, as they say, history. One of the problems is that every rocket which is detected and determined to likely strike an inhabited region, the interceptor launched to destroy each one coasts approximately fifty-thousand-dollars in order to prevent what is likely a fifty to five-hundred-dollar rocket. That is another price which Israel could live without its necessity. Every Israeli saved by the Iron Dome is priceless, but there is still a price attached to every interception. This situation as it currently exists is unsustainable for Israel and even worse for the people of Gaza.


The solution is to allow Israel to conquer Gaza removing the terror entities forcing their leadership into exile and starting to undo the ecological and economic disasters which have resulted from their terrorist governance and its complete lack of concern for the people and the ecological situation leading to the Gazan groundwater being unfit to drink. The lives of the average Gazan outside the wealthier strip along the Mediterranean Sea, lives in an ecologic disaster area where when the tires are being burned along the border and the wind changes and blows from out of the east, the air is choking, as already stated, the ground water is undrinkable and the economic opportunities are all but nonexistent outside of joining the terrorist armies. The solution is the same as was applied to Eastern Jerusalem where the Palestinian Arabs are permitted all rights outside of political and even there they are permitted to vote in Jerusalem and neighborhood elections. Their sole restriction is from national elections as this will need to await decisions on providing them with full Israeli citizenship at some distant time. The Gazans can be permitted to have political rights within Gaza and its cities but remain under Israeli security with the IDF being fully operational within Gaza. Gaza would be returned to Israeli rule with their former autonomy reversed as was supposed to occur should the experiment fail, which it did in magnificent fashion. As the Palestinian Authority has failed repeatedly to form a unified governance with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, then it should be the right for Israel to retake control over Gaza replacing their terrorist governance. No nation should or is forced to live with terrorist ruling a region on their borders, let alone a region which technically remains part of Israel legally. Once Israel removes Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the first step would be to offer Gazans with an incentive to relocate in such a manner that nations who desire to provide the Gazans with a place to relocate would receive incentives in proportion to the numbers they allow to relocate within their borders. The incentives will overcome the trepidation for some nations and these relocation incentives will be split between the Gazans and the nations accepting them. Then the rebuilding and cleanup of Gaza can begin. With time Gaza will once again become productive. This is the only means by which Gaza can be made livable for those who remain. Why the United Nations, European Union and so many others wish to force the Gazans to live under such oppressive and unhealthy an environment under terrorist rulers just to impose a constant threat against Israel is beyond disturbing. Such disregard for human life is horrifying and just causing Israel difficulties is not sufficient reason that these people to be left at the mercies of such horrific conditions and it does not serve Israel to permit this situation to fester. The time has come for Israel to exercise its rights under the original agreement reached for the Gaza disengagement and reestablish her rule over the region. And if such works in Gaza, then next it should be applied to the Palestinian Authority regions in the Shomron where there already is some level of such cooperation. The Palestinian Arabs should be permitted to enjoy much the same benefits as Israeli Arabs with the possibility of further political rights over time. Israel needs to do what serves her the best and if such improves the lives of Palestinian Arabs, then all the better.


Beyond the Cusp


January 21, 2019

United Nations is at it Again


As per usual, the world meddlers from Turtle Bay, New York have come up with a grand title with which most people would believe was a noble effort. This one is named, “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.” What it is, is exactly the opposite, as the less wealthy nations empty out and the developed world becomes impoverished and overpopulated. This is simply a power grab by the United Nations to take over national sovereignty and border security regarding immigration. Under the guise of improving the dreadful state under which people are permitted to emigrate into the developed world and companies permitted to enrich themselves by simply purchasing lands and taking the mineral and other wealth in the soil, and discarding it when finished. This plan is to simply make borders into a formality and not permitting governments from preventing people from entering their nation as they would have no recourse to prevent entry into any nation. What they have conveniently left out from this concept is they have not made it illegal to prevent people from leaving their country. One might ask what is the difference, and in there lies the little secret.


Many of the poorest nations have a two-fold problem. First, these nations have a small group of rich people which these nations could all but imprison, not allowing them to go outside the country. Second, they have a class of criminals who steal in order to survive and being arrested, to these people, is a number of days with free food and shelter. These are people who know of no other ways to feed themselves and are simply a burden on the nation and allowing them to leave is of benefit while their gaining entrance to a nation which is well off would be a big problem. They currently know that the wealthy nations will simply prevent these people from entering and deporting most of those caught illegally entering their nation. The United Nations desires turning the current systems on their heads. Their plan is to take over government policies on immigration control. The United Nations desires to take over border control, and if they do half as decent a job as UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon) has done curbing Hezballah from massing rockets, ambush positions and other weaponry along the Israeli border south of the Litani River, then we have everything to worry about as they have done nothing to prevent or even report such movements and buildup. The difference is that UNIFIL’s disastrous fulfillment of their mandate would not be a factor as they could simply vote from New York and then the United Nations will have simply erased borders.


This new compact, the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” is another means of permitting the United Nations in taking over any nation. The formula is quite simple, one initially removes any border security and then while people storm over the border, which was previously closed, into a now enlightened and spiritually freed nation who is accepting the price for having amassed great wealth; they will from now on also receive the peasants who are basically unwanted. Third World nations will simply open up their prisons and send these people across borders until they too reach the promised lands, Europe, the United States, Canada, or other wealthy nation including Israel. Under this agenda, there is nothing they can do to prevent the entry of these people. Needless to say, the United Nations will not busy themselves enforcing any unilateral border definitions as some nations will want to retain their people who have accrued great wealth. A nation not permitting them to leave would be frowned upon but not prevented; only entrance restrictions would be nullified. That is the real and effective target for which this concept of the United Nations is aiming. This would be the United Nations answer to President Trump’s wall, a demand that any such wall have no means of controlling travel in and out of such a national border. This is nothing short of international welfare with a nasty twist, and that is where the ‘greatness’ of this idea becomes evident.


United Nations Headquarters and Piece of New York Skyline including the Trump Tower

United Nations Headquarters
and Piece of New York Skyline
including the Trump Tower


Under the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” the United Nations decides when and if you may protect your borders. The United Nations desires to go further and not permit discussions as to whether or not this is placed into effect. No negative news coverage of such a plan has aired and this is odd when they are attempting to destroy the need for any border security. Meanwhile the United Nations has been busy with a compact which was adopted without a vote at an international conference last month in Morocco, in which the U.S. declined to take part. The United Nations are not fools as they have decided not to take any actions on such a prospective concept immediately but not until 2019 or 2020 to take the initial steps to implementation. How convenient that they will restart seeking universal support for such as the United States enters into their next Presidential elections. We foresee the Democrat campaign against President Trump referring to him as attempting to deny the United Nations and aiming to destroy the United Nations. Further, the United Nations as the giver of flexible borders will finally have the law they have sought with which to transfer the world into that perfect Nirvana. The developed world will be overrun and cease to exist while the third world will become wealthy as they will continue as they have, but these large areas of land they will sell to the highest bidder. This idea turns border security on its head and permits for absolutely no border security. This compact was adopted without a vote at an international conference last month in Morocco, in which the United States declined to take part. The resulting draft was endorsed on December 19, 2018, by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, over American protests. But the United Nations does indeed face a challenge for making this threatened behavior into enforceable international law.


The current holder of the White House desires a preventive wall to be built across the length of the border, not open the border to all comers. This idea has worked so well across Europe where anyone is permitted to cross any European border from one European Union member state to anther. This has permitted the refugees to make their way across Europe heading for Germany and the other countries with the highest benefits for those who are unemployable or desire living off the state rather than working. Many of these refugees were raised under socialist governance and find capitalism to be foreign to them. They are used to the state providing everything they require to live but find that they think they should be granted even more. They realize that under European rule that they can receive far greater remunerations and can live almost regally compared to in their former home country. This was how they used the European Union and its erasure of borders to their advantage as they made their way often from Greece, one of the least well off European nations, to Germany, one of the wealthiest nations.


The real target of this concept is the United States. They are the golden apple which has remained just out of reach and now they have it in their sights. Expect that should the United States elect a Democrat to the White House that they would sign America to this concept and as soon as a Republican would attain that high office, they would pull the United States out of any such agreement. We do not see the United States Senate giving their approval over the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.” Any Senator voting for such a treaty, and this would be considered a treaty, would be signing the end of their career as they would most likely be defeated in the next elections. This idea of erasing enforcement of borders is meant to remove any definition of any nation as unique or for a specific people. Yes, we are referring specifically to Israel, as she has had to erect border barriers along most of her border to prevent the influx of refugees and others which would eventually lead to her not being the homeland of the Jews but just the homeland to the impoverished of Africa. Of course, the destruction of Israel would just be another cherry atop the ice cream to the United Nations. This is nothing more than the next giant leap being attempted by the United Nations to speed us all along to that miracle cure-all for everything that ails you, single world governance under the auspices of the United Nations. This menagerie of third world tin-pot dictators and stooges have craved for the day when they could destroy even the most powerful nations without any need for the military to invade, just send them all your criminal elements and your starving masses. Then, once they are gone, then all, every red cent, of foreign aid can go directly into your pocket without any need for chicanery.


We have called recently for Israel to leave the United Nations. Should this preposterous idea for the subsuming of the first world by the third world is just one of many reasons for an Israeli withdrawal. When was the last time that Israel served in the rotation of the Security Council? That is a trick question as she never has been selected. Another trick question is in what regional unit does Israel belong in the United Nations. Israel was originally assigned to the Middle East but the Arab world refused to allow her to attend meetings or be a part of anything, then she was assigned to the United States which was decidedly unfair as then she would gain too much influence it was feared. Finally, she was squeezed into the European block where she has languished ever since treated exactly as one would expect an intruder would be treated. The reality is that Israel is the orphaned nation within the United Nations which nobody desires as a friend or even a compatriot, and has nothing to gain from remaining other than abuse she receives as a member. True, Israel gets to make speeches before a largely empty room as the majority of delegates leave whenever the Israeli representative is given the floor. Israel gets kicked in the teeth often enough by the world media, they do not need the United Nations in order to feel the love emanating towards her by the world. The Arab League often takes care of letting Israel know whom they hate.


There is no upside to the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” as for the developed world it is a sirens’ song sweetly singing and for the undeveloped world it will rob them of their main resource, people power, as their populations head for the closest free world industrial power departing for greener shores. The people it will claim it is intended to help are those stuck currently in lands which they desire to flee and where they are in mortal danger. This is the fig leaf that this “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” will hide behind hoping that such a noble cause will entrap the votes it will require. But there are the few nations who would never allow such an idea and they also hold veto power in the United Nations Security Council. China and Russia would not particularly have a preference for this legislation to be ratified as they would fear losing the best and brightest who would seek fortune in the United States or Europe. Those nations who desired to prevent their populations from migrating would not be deterred by this passing. Let’s be realistic, does anybody see Iran or North Korea opening up their borders and allowing those desiring to leave and live in another country? If this is your idea of what will result from this becoming international law, then you need the rose tinting on your spectacles to be checked and if they do not have the optional reality filter, you should get one so you could at least see the truth. The “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” idea from the United Nations is a trap for the developed world and would be used to redistribute wealth as a final result in order to balance things and keeping people in their own nation. This is a bold step towards that one world government as national governments must be subsumed and made mere enforcement tools for world governance. That is the end destination that “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” is supposed to take the world and fortunately, there are those fighting back from the more sane places on earth. Unfortunately, in these days where the lunatics run the asylum, the truly sane who oppose the single world governance are treated as completely mad and the pawns leaping to their slaughter by the one world governance run by the United Nations are treated as being the wise and sagely ones. It is truly a world turned upside-down.


A World All Upside Down

A World All Upside Down


This great leap forward named, “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration,” is simply another step towards that presumably wondrous, spectacular, visionary and sold as stupendous world which will be the people of the world’s future and fate. The United Nations sponsors changes to the ruling paradigm under which the world has existed for millennia claiming that their alterations to the status quo are the bromides which will repair the world. In Judaism we have a similar concept called Tikkun Olam, which translates roughly into “Change the World.” Where some leftist Jews have misappropriated this term to mean the leftist and Democrat Party agendas, what it actually calls on us to do to make the world a better place is to do introspection and make everything we do and say more reasoned and done for the betterment of all. Tikkun Olam calls on Jews to repair themselves and by doing so do their small part in repairing the world. We believe that until one has repaired the self, the world can wait while they get their own house in order. Once everyone had completed that task, the world will have been repaired. But the United Nations takes a different route whereby they wish to change everyone else to their envisioned version of reality and never ever look inside to see if they have their rooms cleaned and straightened. The United Nations is the two year old in the middle of the room throwing tantrums constantly wanting attention and approval ignoring all the damage they cause. Examples abound such as the rape scandals from almost every peacekeeping mission, their inability to contain Hezballah, the inefficiency of their food distribution systems which all too often break down when the food reaches the docks where it sits until it spoils to almost everything they touch from the UNHRC claiming Israel is to blame for honor murders in the regions ruled by the Palestinian Authority, the group Mahmoud Abbas rules, to UNESCO claiming the Jews have no historical claim to the Temple Mount, Hevron, the Cave of the Patriarchs etc. Finally there is UNRWA which is the only refugee serving organization to take 750,000 refugees and over a period of seven decades turn them into over six-million refugees without settling a single refugee to a permanent home outside their camps and has barbed wire and armed guards monitoring their camps to assure that none of them go and find their own place to live a normal life. Now the world is supposed to turn their borders over to the United Nations? You will excuse us if we are less than enthused about the idea and are glad that Israel will eventually claim all her land and those who wish to murder them in their sleep are told they may go find a new home, preferably far away from us.


Beyond the Cusp


January 18, 2019

UN Group of 77 Show Their True Colors


The United Nations Group of 77 developing nations has decided to remove all doubt about who and what they are and represent. Their recent elections for choosing their leader for the year of 2019 simply revealed that their unilaterally voting to sanction Israel at every turn was no accident but a well thought out, even if dripping with hatred and a jealous spite, belief that if only Israel were to be destroyed, their world would improve. Their choice of Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to lead their group should not be unexpected from a collection of the worlds worst run nations which are mostly led by dictatorial leaders who promise the moon and a socialist dream delivering in its place a nightmarish existence where the people remain impoverished and their lack of interest or ability for development makes their title of developing nations a laughable joke. We can understand why they have a jealousy dripping with hatred for Israel as just sixty or so years ago Israel was an agrarian culture and economy just as undeveloped as their nations and is now one of the leading nations in technology in fields from agriculture to medicine to computers and on to almost any field one might care to mention. They see the wealth of Israel as something stolen from them because they were equal with Israel sixty years ago and now Israel is a wealthy nation so their question is from where did that wealth derive? Their leaders claim that it was gained through stealing the raw materials and cheating the other developing nations’ ability to develop. Israel, according to their leadership, took all the available materials and wealth without sharing any with the other developing nations thus the Israeli wealth was stolen from the rest of the world which Israel left behind. These are the same nations who also claim that the United States has stolen their wealth by becoming so wealthy such that they are left with nothing.


One may ask where does their mindset come from? It is steeped in jealousy, anti-capitalist agendas and, as far as Israel is concerned, anti-Semitism. Even when it comes to the United States, many claim that the reason for American wealth is those Jews stealing from the rest of the world and there is always that canard that the Jews actually run the United States and even Europe or even the world, which is quite interesting for a group which does not even make up one-half-of-one-percent of the world population. But as between Israel and the United States one has included three-quarters or more of the world Jewish populations, thus it must be the Jew’s fault that these developing nations are so poor. It has nothing to do with their leaders who live the good life, are driven around in new Mercedes or similar make of vehicle, eat lavishly and many have stashed away millions of dollars and Euros in Swiss accounts. This is something Mahmoud Abbas can give lessons as he has stolen billions from the inflow of monies the world lavishes on the Palestinian Authority (see graph below). If these nations ever realized the reality that the Palestinian Arabs receive such a disproportionate amount of international aid monies, which could be distributed to these developing nations, then with decent leadership, this could change their plot in life. Many of these nations will never realize, as they are fed a constant diet of propaganda about how the rest of the world mistreats them and steals from them, that nations such as India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and even China succeeded facing similar difficulties and starting points.


Graph of Aid Money to Palestinian Territories and other needful locations

Graph of Aid Money to Palestinian Territories and other needful locations


What did these developing nations have which changed them from agricultural undeveloped countries into some of the strongest economies in the world? It is actually what they did not have. They all rejected the concept that the developed world could never compete with the established nations and thus required a special form of governance where everyone was given a piece of the pie and was cared for by the government. Further, they also rejected central economic planning and the purely socialist model and instead adopted a free market and took on the established nations by playing the same game as the developed world used to make its fortunes. Their economies and governance were both bottom up and rejected top down autocracies. They had faith that their people would choose wisely and development could be grown naturally and would only be harmed by the stock underdeveloped world practice of socialism and top down planned economies. The nations which went from developing world, which is another name for undeveloped world, to first rate economic powers did it exactly the same way the United States and Europe had attained their economic might, free markets, open competition, low taxes on companies and investments, and an accepting system allowing for developed nations to seek these locations for their own expansionist enterprises. They also had legal systems which were well managed and guarded against corruption and refused to nationalize any sector of the economy when it began to flourish in order to distribute their accumulated gains while taking a leader’s share off the top. When countries nationalize an industry, this makes others very wary of investing or placing their resources within such a nation as they see the governance as threatening to their success. Allowing the wealth to grow naturally is the solution which took many nations from undeveloped to developed.


This was also the route taken by Israel. Truthfully, Israel has an advantage which many nations were not privileged to acquire. The Arabs throughout much of the MENA* world forced their Jews to flee either by edict, persecution or passing laws which denied the Jews equal rights in many areas of which legal rights was almost always one of the first stripped leaving Jews with no recourse were somebody to steal their property. The Jews were also refused entry to many of the world’s nations unless they had a relative who would sign for responsibility for them financially. Thus, most of these Jews ended up in the one nation which would accept them penniless or wealthy just because they were Jews, Israel. Many of these Jews were tradesmen such as tailors and other trades. This added to the developing cities in Israel but Israel remained largely agrarian until the Jews finally were granted permission to leave the Soviet Union. Then came an influx of people who had even the slightest attachment to being Jewish but had a Jewish grandparent to people who were fervently Jewish and had been persecuted for practicing their religion. But all of the Jews with varying attachments to the faith did have something else in common; they were largely highly educated. These were scientists, physicians, mathematicians, computer programmers, electrical engineers and a plethora of other skills. This was the secret which launched Israel to the forefront of technology in numerous fields. What was even more of an aid was many were professors with the skill of teaching the next generations. Would Israel have made it to a developed nation without this quirk of fate? Probably, it just would have taken somewhat longer. Israel had the right governance and only required time and giving up on some of its most socialist programs which actually impeded such growth.


There is another thing which has made Israel reviled by the less wealthy nations of the Group of 77, the same reason that the United States also has received such rough treatment in the United Nations and elsewhere, the fact that both nations attempt to assist these developing nations by sharing technology and other forms of aid. This results in the opprobrium because such aid only reinforces the helplessness felt by the people and this is stoked by their leaders as further proof that Israel and the United States are stealing their wealth. These leaders have to have a scapegoat to cover for their skimming off much of the aid wealth themselves. We have talked about the agricultural aid Israel shares with Africa but it is worth noting it again with two articles, first Top 22 ways Israel aided Africa in last three years and How Israel is redefining foreign aid for the 21st century. If you think these articles come from some slanted sources, that is fine, please check out their claims independently. Israel has a different idea about how to assist the third world nations. It often demands that they perform their work after bypassing these nation’s governments and taking the aid directly to the people. This is largely true on how Israel gives agricultural aid. Israeli agricultural aid does not consist of sending boatloads of food to the developing nations knowing that such aid, if it ever reaches the people, undermines the development of their economies, as their base economy is agricultural; so sending food undercuts the farmers by lowering the price of food. Instead, Israel works with the farmers and the villages which are off the beaten path, so to speak, and shows them the means for improving both their yield and the quality of their production. They introduce modern means of plowing and irrigating as well as providing seeds for crops which are hardier and better suited to their use. These are natural seeds so that the farmers will have seeds for the next year’s planting as they have not been engineered like hybrid seeds but instead raised through selective breeding in order to produce a normal plant with not only healthier plants but also the seeds for the ensuing years will continue to have these advantages. Israel provides instruction to medical personnel on new techniques and often brings patients to Israel for treatment when necessary. Israel also sets up new departments for these trained medical personnel in their hospitals including all the modern equipment required. The leader in this field is SACH (Save a Child’s Heart) which has given needed help to children from throughout the world as well as training and setting up departments in numerous nations and hospitals. Lastly, there is the IDF team which is dispatched to numerous, but not quite every, disaster zone after anything has gone horribly wrong from natural disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes etc. to nuclear disasters and anything else under the sun which is evidenced by the below map which shows Israeli disaster relief worldwide (for an interactive version of the map click here and an article click here). As is evidenced, Israeli aid has reached every corner of the globe. The map shows only official aid sent by the Israeli government and does not include aid by private institutions and other Israeli efforts. But this aid has not improved the voting record of many of the nations who have received lifesaving aid sent by Israel. This is because governments of the United Nations Group of 77 often are not representative of its people. Actually, these governments have an intense and visceral hatred of Israel because of the assistance Israel has provided simply because they realize that the people might wonder how it is that the tiny little nation of Israel travels halfway around the globe and offers aid, assistance, training, sharing technology and other vital services and their government does nothing.


Map of Israeli Disaster Relief in the World

Map of Israeli Disaster Relief in the World


Israelis do not expect the world to change from the way it is. Israel certainly does not expect the United Nations Group of 77 to alter their voting to condemn Israel at every opportunity to change. Israelis likely believe that the United Nations Group of 77 has chosen their representative well. A President of a non-country who steals aid monies and diverts contracts to his sons enriching the family and ignoring the people except to offer them money if only they will murder Israelis is likely just representative of the governing leaders of these countries. The truth be told, Israel does not expect very much if anything from the United Nations. Many Israelis would probably tell you that they believe that Israel should simply pull their Ambassador to the United Nations and resign as the institution is next to worthless. These Israelis should fear not as within a short period, ten to twenty years at the most, the United Nations General Assembly with vote to revoke the United Nations recognition of Israel and demand that Israel leave the community of nations, they like giving the membership to the United Nations an important ring to it, community of nations. This will force a vote to be taken in the Security Council over whether or not to expel Israel revoking her membership in the club. Depending on how far the United States has slid farther to the left, thus no longer proffering Israel their protective veto, the Security Council is very likely to confirm the General Assembly request and expel Israel. The only thing we have against this finality is that Israel still bothering to remain a member and not simply leaving of her own volition. It is difficult to name any United Nations agency which has not decided that Israel is the most vile and hateful nation in the world with one sparkling exception, there was the time that United Nation’s World Health Organization recognized the Israeli army’s field hospital, which is regularly sent abroad to provide aid at natural disaster sites, as “the number one in the world”, which says it all in a sentence from the article itself. Well, even the United Nations gets it right once in a while, or wrong depending on what your opinion is of Israel. As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day.


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* MENA = Middle East and North Africa


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