Beyond the Cusp

March 20, 2019

The World has Become Filled with a Vicious, Malignant Hatred

 

The recent statements criticizing and condemning Israel using millennial anti-Semitic tropes on Twitter and in her worlds to the United States House of Representatives by Ilhan Omar have received some attention and even glorification in certain circles. These spiteful and hate-filled condemnations of Israel were not enough. Ilhan Omar went on to use another slur, this time against American Jews and Jews who are not Israeli in general accusing them of holding dual loyalties and inferring that their affiliation to Israel was stronger than their love for the United States. She continued claiming that the Jewish Israel lobby, targeting AIPAC, was buying support for Israel, through what could only be taken to mean bribes, commenting that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins Baby!” She made a half-faced apology which was more her being upset that her words were not taken as formal critic of American foreign policy and honest assessment that American Jews are unworthy as Americans due to lack of support. Her perturbations were swept aside and deemed a closed affair with the passing of what we were initially told would be a commitment by the House of Representatives against anti-Semitism but the reality was a generalized condemnation of anti-Semitism along with Islamophobia, immigrants, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, LGBT people, and members of other religious minorities and hate generally. The clincher that Ms. Omar’s derogatory and degrading comments denying equality to the Jewish State and the Jewish supporters of Israel were deemed not to be denounced or protested was that fact that she is still sitting on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House and as such will have a strong format from which to continue her spite and hate for Israel as well as be permitted to know every detail of intelligence which may be presented to this vital committee where sensitive and often classified information is openly discussed. The greater part of shame, though, is not with Ms. Omar but with the Jewish supporters for Israel and the entirety of the House of Representatives, if not the entire Congress, sitting on their hands refusing to call out the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic accusations presented before the Congress.

 

But the problem does not stop with just Ilhan Omar; there was also the follow-on accusation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez immediately following the presumed pushback against Ms. Omar when Ms. Cortez complained about how AIPAC, that pro-Israel Jewish lobbying group, was targeting her and Ms. Omar as well as Rashida Tlaib, the new Representative who has claimed that she also represents the State of Palestine and is in the Congress to be their spokesperson. Do not fear, there will be no complaint of Ms. Tlaib having dual loyalties; she does not support Israel or any other traditional American ally. There was so much left out of this debate, if such a one sided series of events can be called a debate. The small, little, insignificant information which was remarkably not mentioned is that Saudi Arabia and Qatar, amongst others, spend tens of millions of dollars more on lobbying the Congress than AIPAC. There was no mention that numerous Arab and Muslim nations have bought the Chair of Middle Eastern Studies and stacked the professors with anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and often anti-Semitic individuals. Further, these nations are buying sufficient influence over many of the most prestigious Universities to such an extent that it has become commonplace for anti-Israel slant being found in other departments and often the faculty overseeing the school newspaper, deciding which committees are permitted funding and backing by the University and sponsoring anti-Israel events throughout the school year as well as often turning a blind eye when conservative or pro-Israel speakers are denied venue or have their events violently protested including shouting down the speaker so they are not permitted to speak and even physical threats such that speakers have required police escort in order to escape the campus mob. There is far more to the spreading around the world of anti-Semitism often packaged as anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism and Zionism equals racism.

 

The problem is more advanced in Europe where many Jews have ceased wearing a Kippah (Yarmulke) or jewelry and other items which would identify them as Jews. France was forced to use military troops to protect Synagogues and Jewish schools including Jewish pre-school daycares. In Britain, the Labour Party has had a running problem with anti-Semitism. Some of the Labour Party elected officeholders and party leadership have resigned or have been censored for making anti-Semitic remarks. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has faced accusation of his holding anti-Semitic positions and beliefs. He has simply brushed such criticism aside as if they were nothing and has been granted apparent immunity from such claims. Further, when the Labour Party performed an investigation into the possibility that there was a problem with anti-Semitism in their party, so an inquiry whose remit would be to recommend how Labour could best tackle instances of racism, including cases of antisemitism and Islamophobia, with Baroness Shami Chakrabarti as the person placed in charge, they unsurprisingly were given a fairly clean bill of health. What made this result both unsurprising and uninspiring confidence was the problem that Baroness Shami Chakrabarti has faced criticisms as being anti-Israel and anti-Zionist to such an extent as to have probably made her a less than wonderful choice. There were no smiles from British Jews at her appointment and little if any surprise that she found that there was a higher likelihood of Islamophobic beliefs than of anti-Semitic and that much, if not most, of the presumed anti-Semitism was actually proper condemnation of Israeli policies and political leaders and their treatment of Palestinians and the apparent lack of commitment for peace by the Israeli government. This may pass muster with the British Labour Party, but it did not receive any glowing commendations and there were many calls for an outside investigation into the potential problem and not to accept the cover-up.

 

Then there have been the reactions from the Jewish communities throughout Europe. Recent polling and surveys have revealed that as many as forty-percent of British Jews are seriously considering departing as their lives have been threatened or other forms of intimidation and threats including their fear of anti-Jewish terrorism. Many are eying the United States but a majority has stated that Israel is amongst the nations they are considering or have already chosen. French Jews have become common in Israel with people hearing French spoken in areas of the Tel Aviv metropolitan region. The Jews who remain in France also are considering their potions due to the rampant anti-Semitism they have experienced. Britain and France have the two largest Jewish communities in Europe, so what they decide is important, is becoming influential and can sway the decision by Jews in other countries. A survey conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights at the end of last year found forty-percent of European Jews have considered leaving their home countries over the past five years because of rising anti-Semitism. This figure very much is reflective of the trend in both France and Britain.

 

Members of the Jewish community protest against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Members of the Jewish community protest against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

 

What is even more frightening is the trending decrease in the Jewish population in Europe since the end of the Second World War and with it, the decline in the percentage of Jews residing in the continent (see graphs below). Since the end of the war in 1945, the number of Jews in Europe has dropped by over sixty-three-percent, a drastic reduction by any calculation and it might be ready to shrink even faster. The Arab world divorced themselves largely of their Jews in the decade of the fifties after the end of the 1948-9 war with Israel conducted by six Arab armies and a number of militias and support from other Arab nations. Partly, this exodus of Jews from Europe has aided Israeli population growth. And it is not just Europe where Jews have been departing in great numbers. The Jews in South Africa are departing reportedly due to high crime rates, anti-white animus and the accompanying anti-Semitism which has also been on the rise. On November 21, 1984, Israel began Operation Moses, a seven-week clandestine mission to bring more than 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But this was not to be the final chapter in the return of the Ethiopian Jews. May 24-25, 1991, almost the entire Jewish Ethiopian community was repatriated to Israel in an incredibly complex operation, and the largest air-train in the history of Israel called Operation Solomon. There has also been the return of the Jews from India who have been welcomed home. The rise in anti-Semitism in the world will serve to increase the rate at which Jews return to their homeland from the Diaspora. But that begs the question of where Israel will place everyone should the population due to immigration triple.

 

Loss of European Jews Since End of World War II

Loss of European Jews Since End of World War II

 

The answer to the question is that we have a large expanse which is not very populated, we call it the Negev. Yes, it is supposedly a desert. We are Israel and will make even the Negev bloom. Install three or four more desalinization plants and a nuclear reactor or two generating electricity and we will be good to go. One fact which bears remembering, the main number of Jews outside of Israel are in the United States. While the United States was once the nation with the largest number of Jews, about a decade ago that was no longer a valid claim as the Jewish population in Israel surpassed that of the United States. The reality in the United States is that many Jewish communities will be all but a memory within twenty years or soon thereafter. This is due to the Jews leaving the faith and becoming Secular Humanists. These are Jews who are finding their identity within politics and their fellow travelers. Most of these Jews are far left and basically a product of the best indoctrination money can buy, and that indoctrination never comes cheaply. They have entered and graduated college, possibly with a higher degree or even a doctorate, but as long as their degree is in the social sciences, their education was more than likely a thorough brainwashing from which many will never recover. That is the state of higher education in many fields and too many schools where part of the curriculum is learning to hate Israel and for many also how to be suspect that the Jew next to you may be an Israeli spy. Well, it may not be all completely gone beyond the cusp and fallen into the abyss, but in far too many high profile schools, there exists an undertow of anti-Israelism and a breeding for anti-Semitism on campus. This may result in some Jews rediscovering that they are Jewish while others will distance themselves as far from Israel and will become some of the most rabid pro-Palestinians on campus as they go to any extreme to prove they are part of the in-crowd. How this will end is still to be determined, but in all honesty, it does not look like there will be a happy ending to this story. The United States was behind Europe in this race to extinction, but it appears that they are catching up and doing so with a vengeance. So, once again the world is racing to figure out what to do with the Jew. Thank Hashem for Israel and this permits the Jews to have an escape plan, something we have lacked for close if not over two-thousand years. If for no other reason, Israel is needed for that day when the world decides that the Jew must be driven from before them, this time they have a place of refuge. Perhaps this is the purpose of the rise in anti-Semitism, to drive every Jew to either leave their religion and family (Jews are both family and coreligionists) or to return to their ancestral home and learn how good it can be to be a Jew residing in Israel.

 

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March 14, 2019

Anti-Semitism and a World Committing Suicide

 

We would like to begin this article by naming the name of an anti-Israel Jew who has spent much of his life within the State Department and backing the Deep State. His diatribe this time covers from his statement that, “Like it or not, the Golan Heights are Syrian territory.” He continued on Twitter following up with, “Israel cannot give them up now given its legitimate security concerns. But to recognize Israel’s annexation of territory that is not its own is to play with fire for partisan political purposes. No Arab state will accept it.” Well, there’s a risky statement right out of the box. “No Arab state will accept it,” the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights, which is history as Israel formally annexed the Golan on December 14, 1981. As far as any Arab state, recognizing this move, how about telling us when any Arab state has recognized Israel’s right to exist? But former United States Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk under President Clinton and then briefly under President George W. Bush while he sought his replacement, is no stranger to making statements critical of Israel. Much of his angst against Israel is purely political as he loves Israeli governments which make concessions after concessions in return for nada but he develops a serious disdain when a more Zionist government takes power as Indyk is a huge supporter of the two-state solution retreating to the Green Line. Indyk is a good Deep State, State Department operative where hating Israel is policy. Unfortunately, Indyk is far from alone, he is simply from the halls of the government often wielding power over policies which can have such devastating effects should they ever actually be implemented. The State Department opposed recognizing Israel when she declared statehood, but fortunately, President Harry S. Truman had a mother who raised him with a bible in her hand and taught him that Israel was, is and should always remain the Jewish State.

 

Martin Indyk

Martin Indyk

 

American Jews, including prominent figures like Naomi Klein, have signed an open letter in support of Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. You cannot make these things up nor is it difficult to find these dangerous types. Their letter went on claiming that she has been “falsely accused of antisemitism” and that there was nothing anti-Semitic about calling out the “noxious” role of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in American politics. They continued claiming, “The pro-Israel lobby has played an outsized role in producing nearly unanimous congressional support for Israel”, and slammed AIPAC and other lobby groups including the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the fossil fuel lobby for its “anti-democratic” legislative influence on US politics. We understand from where these Jews arise, in the far-left who believe that conservatives, Zionists, nationalists and anything which opposes the furthest leftist dreams of the Democrat Party are simply evil and must be eradicated from having any voice in the political arena. Finally, the letter finished by saying “We thank Ilhan Omar for having the bravery to shake up the congressional taboo against criticizing Israel. As Jews with a long tradition of social justice and anti-racism, AIPAC does not represent us.” and called on other Jews to sign the letter. Well, imagine that, a pro-Israel and mildly Zionist lobby, AIPAC, is not their cup of tea, one can only guess where else they have problems with Israel.

 

Leo Ferguson, the movement-building organizer at Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, expressed hope that the concern about Ilhan Omar will result in a teaching moment for America stating, “The opportunity here, if we take it, is for all of us to become much sharper in our understanding of (Jewish) anti-Semitism,” and that “There is an incredibly powerful opening for white Jews to understand their deep mutual interest and potential solidarity with black people, because white supremacy is coming for all of us.” And then there are the Israeli Jews who side with Ms. Omar and leading the list is Gideon Levy, the Jew anti-Zionist who writes for Haaretz who stands squarely with Ilhan Omar. The truth and sorriest thing is we could list article after article with Jewish groups and individuals all of whom will willingly line up with any group willing to criticize Israel. For some it is political as they hate Prime Minister Netanyahu and his labeled right-wing coalitions as well as many who have hate for those Jews who are religious and follow Torah strictly and finally there are those who politically align on the left and the fact that Israel does not support the Democrat Party, and even worse, align with President Trump, makes them despicable. These Jews have a great blind spot and it derives largely from their political beliefs which claim that all customs, all religions, all political systems which are leftist socialist, and all politicians who also appear to follow the anti-Western World, anti-Judeo-Christian and secular-humanist socialist agenda must be lauded and protected from all forms of protest. Many of these individuals see no difference between their far left ideology which believes that the State should rule supreme and people follow exactly the dictates of those in power see Islam as backing a similar agenda. Many believe that Islam is a great ally and will aid in the ridding the world of Judeo-Christianity and the ethics which it introduced as Islam too desires to rid the world of the Judeo-Christian ethic. They honestly believe that once their secular-humanist allies and Islam band together and rid the world of the evils of Capitalism as it is a money-grubbing evil corrupting the world, then they can simply dance their way in and convince the Muslims to accept their secular-humanism belief system and the world will be forever a better place.

 

So, these leftists are cozying up next to history’s greatest killers who have actually murdered more Muslims than the rest of the world’s faiths combined. They have gone so far in deluding themselves that many wear Burkas claiming that it liberates women from being sex objects. They do not see the Burkas as demeaning of women, no, they claim that they are liberating. Many of those who stand with Islam, including the numerous deluded politicians who claim that, Islam is the religion of peace, do so and we stand astonished at their complete lack of knowledge about the Quran, the fact that there are two separate Qurans, one peaceful and one is a document for world conquest, lack any knowledge about the history surrounding Islam and many are not even aware of their own country’s historic problems caused by Islam, are simply talking in tropes provided them often by the people in the State Department and other government institutions which have been influenced by billions in petro-dollars. There has also been a great pouring of funds into the universities and colleges largely taking over the Middle East departments. There are some states where Islamic influences have taken over the public schools and choose books friendly to Islam and counter to Western culture and beliefs. These are things which the Western world need to learn and do so before it is too late. For many parts of Europe, it may already be too late as Islamic pressures have resulted in governments backing down and giving additional leeway to Islam.

 

What is probably the saddest of all stories are those where a leftist, either believing their own lies or simply so far gone that they willingly sacrifice innocent youth before Islam. This is performed by leftist groups and politicians who send young people into the Islamic world supposedly to advance cultural awareness and expand their horizons. Some crucial examples can be found in this excellent article which throws open the light of day on these horrific incidents. It depicts the belief which, while not solely a leftist belief, it is a predominantly leftist idea that true evil does not exist. We have some horrible news for the real world, evil is out there and not all the evil emanates from the man in the White House. Real evil often comes riding the horse of multiculturalism and the belief that the United States would be a stronger and more balanced nation if only America would allow for a broader and more diverse set of immigrants. This was what the Senator Ted Kennedy backed Hart–Celler Act of 1965was designed to do, by altering the quota system away from Europe and to the Middle East and North Africa simply by demanding broadening immigration with the aim of racial diversity. This was the start of immigration from the Muslim world which had only been broadened since and it is reaching the point where most Europeans from traditional nations from which the United States was built became taboo and peoples who had historically been adversarial were now preferred.

 

The leftists will destroy any and every nation which has based their history on the Judeo-Christian ethic simply because they actually believe that it is beyond time to replace the basic ethics of their society into some foreign concept because the rest of the world has to be superior and the West has a history of being evil by bringing the world into the information age. The world need to be turned onto its head simply to see what shakes out and then if it survives that, they will want to spin the world around to see what shakes out. They insist that they have a better plan for the future in which there will be no poverty, no religion, no borders and everything will be beautiful. Their alliance with Islam is simply to destroy the Judeo-Christian basis of Western society because of the evil of colonialism. They ignore the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic conquest and colonialism. Only Western colonialism is evil, Islam is the religion of peace and what they are banking the future of Europe and the rest of the Western world. The education system is not going to save the society as it has become just another venue for leftist indoctrination and produces “educated” people who have no ability to think logically. This is what is facing the world and specifically Europe and the rest of the Western nations and there does not appear to be any means of preventing this planned decline. Islam will take over the West and that will bring a swift end to much of the progress attained in the last two centuries. We know people will point to the “Golden Age of Islam” claiming that the world will simply return to such a dream world where everything will be simply great. The problem is the Golden Age of Islam lasted for as long as they conquered new lands and died as these lands became totally Islamic and there were no more people with reason, well, not sufficient people. Look and see how many Nobel Prizes have gone to people from Islamic nations and that might provide a small insight. We wish it would look brighter, but there are only very dark and threatening clouds on every horizon. A storm is brewing which may take mankind back a thousand years before it can be reversed, and that would be very sad indeed.

 

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March 10, 2019

Omar and the Dithering Delegates of the House

 

The recent dithering by the Democrats in the House of Representatives over the overt anti-Semitism spouting almost incessantly from the mouth of Ilhan Omar, Representative from Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, as well as pouring from her fingertips onto Twitter and heaven knows where else was nothing short of disgusting. Their claim that they would denounce such unequivocally turned into a gigantic lie. The resulting statement was a pathetic denunciation of all forms of racism thus taking her statements of anti-Semitism as just a small matter and as such could be swept under the carpet with their great rebuke of all forms of hate as a generic bromide. The weak attempt at an apology rankled Congressman Lee Zeldin, Republican from New York first district, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, who rose to give a scathing explanation as to why he was forced to vote against their poor excuse of denouncing the invectives against Jews and Israel by Ms. Omar (video below). The resolution was so watered down that it did not even bother to mention Representative Ilhan Omar while many Democrats went to the mat making reasons and excuses for her diatribes and epithets against one people and a single nation in the most derogatory and hurtful means possible. Her comments have been lauded by David Duke with his claiming that Ms. Omar is one of “the most important members” of Congress. Were she a Republican member of Congress, the knives and pitchforks would have been out with the tar brought to an uncomfortably hot temperature and the feathers ready with a car on the rails to send them out of town and off of any position they held. Instead, the Democrats equivocated, hemmed and hawed with the result that Ilhan Omar retains her position on one of the most coveted committees in the Congress, the House Foreign Affairs Committee. That is probably the deepest cut of them all.

 

 

 

 

Leaving her on a committee where the foreign policies of the United States are discussed and either approved or rejected with her hatred against a solid and faithful American ally is revolting. But this is not the worst of things. The Foreign Affairs Committee is often briefed by elite and high ranking members of the military and others from intelligence agencies where top secret and sensitive information is revealed. Ms. Omar has shown little allegiance or love for the United States and there have been mention that she may have had connections with groups diametrically opposed to the foreign allegiances of the United States. Her past made her appointment to this committee as a freshman congressperson questionable from the start. With her actions and statements since, her remaining on this committee is simply an abomination as well as a risk to the security of the nation. Ms. Pelosi’s explanations that Ms. Omar does not understand the implications of her statements and the other excuses put forward claiming her ignorance or coming from a different culture would be better made arguments for her removal from the Foreign Affairs Committee than means of pardoning her spewed hatreds. The weakness and complete lack of proper leadership only goes to reveal that Ms. Pelosi no longer, if she ever did, has the spinal fortitude to be Speaker of the House and is no longer up to making the leadership decisions as well as being too weak to stand behind what necessarily needs to be done to retain the proper respect of the rest of the House of Representatives. As Speaker, Ms. Pelosi is not just the person who leads the Democrats, that would be the next in line, the whip, but she is supposed to be the leader of the entire House of Representatives and as such, she has left that position sorely lacking. As far as we can tell, Representative Lee Zeldin was extremely gentle and kind in his remarks which could have been for more pointed and accusarial. What is telling is that not a single Democrat found anything questionable about the equivocation presented as a rebuke for Ms. Omar’s slights and downright slurs against Jews and Israel. Leaving her on the Foreign Affairs Committee is simply adding insult to injury.

 

Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar

 

But the problem with the Democrats and their relationships with Jews and Israel go far deeper than simply the outspoken and obvious anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar, and that was what came to the fore with the lack of proper censuring of Ms. Omar. We must also add the fact that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) sent a fundraising email recently suggesting that AIPAC was coming after her and that the U.S.-Israeli relationship should be severed. This paranoia that the “Jews” are coming after her with animosity and abuse of their power is simply alluding to another anti-Semitic trope claiming the Jews have inordinate power over the government. The fundraising e-mail stated, “It’s official — AIPAC is coming after Alexandria, Ilhan, and Rashida. Rashida, Ilhan, and Alexandria have times dated to questions out foreign policy, and the influence of money in our political system. And now, lobbying groups across the board are working to punish them.” It then went on to ask for funding to “keep up the fight against lobbying and special interests of all forms in Washington.” One would beg to ask why was the only singled out lobby the one which is most closely allied with Israel and Jewish causes and none of the others were mentioned. There was no mention of the lobbying by Saudi Arabia which outspends AIPAC almost, if not more, than ten to one. Perhaps that is acceptable and supporting only Israel is the evil which must be fought. We chose Saudi Arabia as they are the most obvious lobbying force in Washington but we could have chosen any number of other nations even to include the European Union, Britain, Mexico, Canada or any of a host of other lobbyists. There are also the NRA, Exxon Mobil, AARP and a whole slew of companies and specific interest groups with a list of the top fifty which AIPAC is most obvious by their absence. I guess Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has her work cut out for her if she is interested in ridding Washington on moneyed interest and desires reaching all the way down on the list to wherever it is that AIPAC is found in order to protect herself, Ilhan, and Rashida from the clutch of the Jewish claws of AIPAC. And just to make this short and all-inclusive, remember one vital thing history teaches and oft repeated by the former Chief Rabbi of Britain, Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks would state, “We have learned that the hate that begins with Jews never ends with Jews.” For this reason alone, the people of the United States need to wake up and rout out the anti-Semitism in their midst before it has sufficient time to metastasize permeating throughout the society because anti-Semitism has a way of becoming something viral, to use familiar language, and once it does, it is near impossible to stop as its speed outpaces any efforts to restrain it and the spillover always takes many other innocents with it. This disease must be curbed before it has an opportunity to break past any ability to prevent the spread of the contagion. Take that as a warning of the fate which waits should America fail to fight this while it can be fought and before it takes over the power of the government. Already there is a blatant and hateful anti-Semite on one of the most sensitive and important committees of the House of Representatives, how much more of a warning is necessary?

 

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