Beyond the Cusp

August 11, 2017

Will There be a Day of Reckoning?

 

I was simply curious whether acts have consequences when the acts are simply votes taken in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. You see, these committees meet and consider whether or not a piece of legislation is recommended on the floor of the full Senate. When a committee votes down legislation it might get a mention if only in case some Senator decides to request it be resubmitted either to the same group which just rejected it or maybe a more positive suggestion of submission to a different committee which will likely also reject it. You see the Senate is a rather stuffy club where the main act is mutual back scratching. This is about a piece of legislation which we should have spoken of earlier as it is a wonderful and necessary idea which somebody finally took the initiative to suggest it. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee actually passed it on to either the next committee or, if the world has any decency, on to the full Senate where it receives fairly solid bipartisan support. The vote in this case was seventeen to four where all eleven Republicans affirmed support while the ten Democrats split six in favor and four opposed. The legislation is called H.R.1164 in the House of Representatives, S 474 in the Senate and the Taylor Force Act in public and generally. What follows are the particulars and then we will sink our teeth into just those particulars.

 

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and their vote
Republicans (all voted in favor)
Bob Corker, Tennessee Chairman; Jim Risch, Idaho; Marco Rubio, Florida; Ron Johnson, Wisconsin; Jeff Flake, Arizona; Cory Gardner, Colorado; Todd Young, Indiana; John Barrasso, Wyoming; Johnny Isakson, Georgia; Rob Portman, Ohio; Rand Paul, Kentucky
Democrats (voted six in favor with four opposed)
Ben Cardin, Maryland, Ranking Member, Aye; Bob Menendez, New Jersey, Former Chairman, Aye; Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire, Aye; Chris Coons, Delaware, Aye; Tom Udall, New Mexico, Nay; Chris Murphy, Connecticut, Nay; Tim Kaine, Virginia, Aye; Ed Markey, Massachusetts, Aye; Jeff Merkley, Oregon, Nay; Cory Booker, New Jersey, Nay

 

So, before ripping into Cory Booker, Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley and Chris Murphy; let us discuss the particulars about the Taylor Force Act. It gets its name, obviously, from Taylor Force who was a United States Army Veteran who while visiting Israel last year was murdered by an Arab Islamic terrorist in a stabbing attack while touring in Tel Aviv. The Arab was not necessarily an extremist in any way, shape or form as murdering Israelis, or anybody who is not an Arab Palestinian, is the basis of the Palestinian Authority (PA) economy. The PA pays its awardees a very handsome superannuation directly proportional to the numbers of Israelis murdered plus a smaller allowance for those injured by their cowardly act. These remunerations are of such stature that they far outpace the income of the PA regular employees and even those of the PA Security Forces. These payments transfer to the terrorist’s family if they should die as a result of their actions or if they are imprisoned. These payments are of sufficient reward that some of these murderers have admitted to Israeli officers and intelligence personnel that their motivation was financial and they committed their act of terrorism to provide sufficient financial rewards for their families. These stipends prorated on a per victim and their status of dead or injured is simply another means of incitement by the PA which are performed with the obvious consent and implication of the entirety of the PA officers, officials and employees as all parts of the PA governance is involved in some manner. The terrorist who murdered American Taylor Force receives, along with his family, a handsome reward for his murder plus additional rewards for any others who were murdered or maimed in his “heroic” acts of terrorism. The Taylor Force Act will prevent all funding to the PA until they cease their remuneration of terrorists past, present and future. The attack which murdered Taylor Force also resulted in eleven others being injured; including Taylor Force’s wife was severely injured in the attack, a pregnant woman, an Arab Israeli, and a Palestinian who was illegally residing in Israel.

 

US Army Veteran West Point 2009 Graduate Taylor Force

US Army Veteran West Point 2009 Graduate Taylor Force

 

So, the Taylor Force Act was, in the simplest words, a law which demands termination of payments to terrorists by the PA before they will receive funding. What could Cory Booker, Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley and Chris Murphy possibly have found in such legislation which would cause them to oppose the terms found within. What could drive any Americans to not oppose payments made to terrorists on a basis of how many innocents they murdered and maimed. We cannot think of a single factor which might make such payments acceptable. Perhaps the reason was that the majority of these terror victims are Israelis, or more specifically Jews, made the payments understandable. Where this could be something acceptable for some Europeans, but we were taught that the people of the United States were different and had rejected the old hatreds of Europe. Apparently not completely as Cory Booker, Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley and Chris Murphy appear to suffer from some ailment which makes terrorism against Israelis acceptable and even worthy of financial rewards. After all, that is the exact message which they made by opposing the Taylor Force Act. But already there have been efforts to exempt certain allocations to the PA such as to hospitals and other presumed social welfare payments not related to terrorism. The problem is that the PA has proven through past efforts that the terror payments are of such paramount importance that those allocations are allocated before any other payments are approved. The PA was unable to pay their employees including the physicians, nurses, technicians and other hospital employees along with their governmental staffs as they used the majority of their funds received to pay the terror stipends and their security forces and then made a desperate plea to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, other Arab nations and to European nations and the European Union. Most of the response with emergency funds came from the European Union and several European governments as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar. This was proof that any funding sent to the PA will go to the terrorists and their families before any other funding is undertaken, thus exempting any specific services is actually agreeing to pay the terrorist funding. The PA does not keep records of where the funds they receive are used spending them without any care to the intended usage which might have applied to the funding.

 

These four Senators are not the sole individuals in opposition of ending any of the funds appropriated to the PA. Another person who desires that these funds continue to flow is Secretary of State Tillerson. He assured the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that particular morning that the PA has intended to end the terrorist payments and then that afternoon told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the United States and the PA would continue dialog towards ending the payments. Some have pointed to the State Department personnel which have a long history of supporting the PA and the PLO before them while taking strong stands against Israel often calling into question Israel blaming terrorism and the PA for the lack of progress in resolving the Arab/Israeli conflict. The State Department also has often taken positions opposing statements made by Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu as well as other Israeli political leaders, particularly those they consider to be nationalist or right wing. The State Department has also denied the PA payments to terrorists claiming, exactly as the PA claims, that these payments are merely social welfare payments to families whose main breadwinner is serving time in an Israeli prison. The State Department does not make referential differences between terrorist prisoners and other prisoners.

 

Another supposed reason for leniency in the application of the Taylor Force Act has been that Israeli military courts which hear the vast majority of terror cases brought in Judea and Samaria have a conviction rate hovering around ninety-nine-percent. This is interpreted as meaning that such a high percentage has to be due to biases against those who are charged and could never mean that these cases are almost always of people caught in the act of committing the acts of terror leaving little chance of anything other than a guilty verdict. The percentage in the Israeli civil courts on terrorism cases is also close to perfect and for the very same reason. The Israelis often need to enter areas where the arresting officers must go in force and risk their lives to make a terror arrest as they almost always meet active resistance often with Molotov cocktails, rocks and all too often end up engaged in a major firefight against well-armed terrorist sympathizers and supporters. For this reason, they do not even attempt to make an arrest away from the scene of a terror attack unless the person is a high value target. Another reason for the high conviction rate is when a terrorist escapes the scene they are not always found and unless they have a solid and escape proof case, there will be no attempted arrest. Israel values the lives of their officers as well as those of innocent Arabs and does not place the safety of either in danger unless the need to apprehend an individual is of paramount importance. Often such people are the planners, bomb makers or those who have not only committed terror acts but facilitated the terrorist actions of others. When these are the ones arrested and the remainder being caught at the scene in the progress of committing the attack, then your conviction rate is rather high. According to Center on Law and Security, New York University School of Law (PDF format), “The overall conviction rate for prosecutions involving terrorism charges rate now stands at 89%.” Apparently convictions on charges of terrorism is not something which is difficult as the evidence is, more often than not, quite overwhelming. The Taylor Force Act seeks to remove funding by the PA for terrorism and only if they refuse to end paying families whose members have slaughtered innocent Israelis and others (they do not pay for any Arabs murdered by accident, only Christian, Jews and other non-Muslims), then they would intercede and end funding for the PA making it difficult for them to continue such funding. The legislation wishes not to hurt innocent Palestinians but also recognizes that paying murderers before you pay the salaries of hospital employees and other government employees is wrong and thus must be made to end, period. Taylor Force died because of such funding and the family of his murderer is receiving a stipend where his death added to the cash rewards they receive every month and they will benefit from his death until either the world demands an end to this blood money or the PA no longer exists. Those are the realities of this situation as plainly as we can word it.

 

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March 31, 2017

ISIS is Not the Progenitor of Vehicle Terrorism

 

Going back we have seen attacks where vehicles were driven through crowds of pedestrians or people at festivals in London, Brussels, Paris, Munich and Nice. In each of these attacks ISIS took credit hours later or even a full day or two as if they heard the news reports and decided that they could use claiming these attacks to sell their relevance. What was disgusting was the way the media played up their claims and stated that this was a new form of terror assault which was being used against the West. The media knows what they are selling is a completely false face for reality. They are fully aware because they have previously mentioned, we cannot quite claim they actually reported as they would give it play for a few hours before the story would quickly fade from the front end loaded news. These attacks where a terrorist uses a truck or car to run into people waiting at an inner-city light rail station or at bus stops or tourist attractions and when the vehicle finally was prevented from further rammings, they would then proceed to stabbing or shooting until finally and permanently prevented from attacking more innocent victims which have been occurring for over a decade. What, you do not remember these attacks? Well, do not worry, that has been the entire desired effect of the media reporting and why they reported these attacks for a couple of hours before retreating them to the running news stories at the bottom of the scene and then soon thereafter only mentioning it deep inside section B of the newspapers reporting them because these attacks have taken place in Israel. But why would the news do all they could to hide the news of these attacks in Israel?

 

There is a reason which actually only minimally has to do with Israel. What it has to do with is the fact that these vehicular, shooting and stabbing attacks are incited by and committed by the Palestinian Authority and the Arab Palestinians. These are the same Palestinian Authority and the Arab Palestinians which the European Union, United Nations, European nations, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many of the NGO’s from the free and developed world finance with ever increasing amounts of funding. Sure all the funding comes with the caveat that the funds must not be used for terrorism but for humanitarian uses. What is the dirty little secret is that the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and the PLO all give large sums of cash to the families of terrorists who either are imprisoned or have died committing terrorist actions commensurate with the numbers of Israelis they murdered and injured and list these dispensations as being humanitarian funding. This means simply that they are using the funds from the West to pay the families of terrorists because of the terrorism committed by their relatives. These funds are also used for their advertising which incited for terrorist acts to be committed in addition to their schools teaching their children to be future terrorists over their other lessons. They name schools, parks, streets, soccer tournaments, children’s camps and virtually anything possible after terrorist martyrs, another term used to glorify terror, martyr. Below are some of the advertisements from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and the PLO inciting the use of vehicles in terror attacks from the past decade. The ones towards the bottom are the most recent and most violent in its intent.

 

Incitement for Vehicle Terror Attacks by PLO, Fatah and Palestinian Authority

Incitement for Vehicle Terror Attacks
by PLO, Fatah and Palestinian Authority

 

As is evidenced above these advertisements for terrorist acts using vehicles have gotten more polished and professional with time. There is also the incitement in children’s television shows and also on radio programs. The news reports on the terror attacks play up each attack as being committed by a proud and valued citizen of the Palestinian Authority and a role model for children and their funerals are turned into parades and great celebrations given to a lost hero of their revolution against the Zionist occupiers. And one more truth, the Zionist occupiers are every Israeli. Let us clarify, not every “settler” but every Israeli. When Mahmoud Abbas speaks of the occupation he claims that Haifa, Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Eilat, Beersheva and all the rest of Israel as being occupied by the Zionists and as Palestine. He often states, even reported in Western media, that they consider all of the British Mandate as Palestine and the commentators in the media restate this as Abbas only meaning the West Bank, only Judea and Samaria, when they know just as we do that he means all of Israel. This is why he has stated that even when the two state solution is settled and the “peace” treaty signed; it will not bring an end to the popular protests against the rest of the occupation. It should be noted that popular protests actually means terror warfare and intifadas and other acts against Israel just as they use currently and they will continue to claim that they be funded by the world because there is still the remainder of the occupation. Trust us when we tell you the world will rush to write him more checks despite their own financial destitution because he is fighting the good fight, he is killing the Jews. Please prove us wrong but as he has received ever increasing amounts of funding as the Palestinian Arabs have murdered more Jews, is that simply coincidence or should more be read into this seeming correlation.

 

 

 

 

We have talked previously and given evidence of the morality of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) with testimony from outside observers such as Colonel Richard Kemp. But there is always the academic who finds the evil lurking behind the IDF soldiers and their actions. Such was doctoral candidate Tal Nitzan from Hebrew University. Her research paper won a Hebrew University teachers’ committee prize for excellence. Her subject was to show that in the IDF that “the lack of organized military rape is an alternate way of realizing political goals.” Her paper explains, “In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it can be seen that the lack of military rape merely strengthens the ethnic boundaries and clarifies the inter-ethnic differences – just as organized military rape would have done.” Furthermore, she claims that because the Israeli IDF soldier sees the Palestinian women as less than human, they find them unsuitable as an object for rape. At no point does this excuse for academic research even briefly entertain the idea that the average IDF soldier might come from a community where rape is considered an unacceptable act. Nowhere is the recognized high moral conscience displayed throughout the IDF ever enter the mind of this researcher. One can only ask what kind of interaction she has had with the average Israeli and if she has had contact with Israelis, what could they have been and what might have led her to reach this completely insubstantially supportable conclusion.

 

There is a reason, a theory which might explain her reactions. Much of the IDF combat personnel are religious soldiers. Further, the Israeli public has been coming steadily more religious. The fastest growing sectors of the public are the Chassidim, the Traditional and the Religious Zionist. The Secular community still holds the majority of the highest positions in the IDF as well as in academia, judicial positions and many other power positions. They are feeling the pressure of the increasing numbers of religious soldiers who are taking the leadership and officers training courses and doing very well. The Military highest levels are attempting to protect the secular nature of the highest positions against what they see as an onslaught by religious hordes. The animosity between the secular with the religious can only be unhealthy and the religious are feeling unwanted and also are resentful of some of the conditions being foisted upon them in efforts to push them to choose their religion or the service by having mixed company functions, mixing women soldiers in combat companies formerly containing religious soldiers and the push-back in other fields is just as hard. The resistance is futile as within a decade, two at the most, the secular majority in the upper ranks will fold and the IDF will become a far more comfortable place for religious soldiers and this will make the IDF all the better for it.

 

But the anger between the secular against the religious community is often palpable. This is mostly in the singular direction as for the most part the religious are unable to understand why their needs are so difficult for their superiors to be accustom with and to accommodate. There is no religious disdain for the secular sector and most of the religious simply wish their secular brothers and sisters could understand and feel the joy they receive from their religious life. They see many of the problems and troubles apparent in the secular lifestyle and believe that a more religious life would benefit many secular Jews, but they largely keep such thoughts to themselves and not pressure the secular Jews to become religious. It is also their religious life which forbids their taking any immoral actions which obviously includes not raping the Palestinian women, nothing else. This was simply inconceivable for doctoral student Tal Nitzan which was made more than evident in her paper. From the reviews we can remember, Tal Nitzan was excessively dismissive of IDF and its increasingly religious flavor. This was a sad but definitive case of predetermination clouding reason forcing a slanting of a research paper. What is the saddest part is that Hebrew University faculty thought such a work was noteworthy and gave it a teachers’ committee prize for excellence.

 

And now let’s see something remarkable from an Arab woman’s own testimony which will allow us to conclude and make sense.

 

 

We can now tie everything together and have these disparate stories make sense. The slanted view of the IDF as evil and thus visualizing the lack of rapes by IDF soldiers as damning evidence of their dehumanizing their enemy and their women and not the exact opposite, the respect by IDF soldiers of all human beings as precious and worthy of respect, is simply an application of every suspicious belief by secularists that the religious are just as driven and consumed by sexual desires as are they. This was evidenced by the witness testimony of what initially appears to be a hysterical Arab woman but who is simply expressing something she witnessed which altered her life’s view of the world and the Jewish IDF soldiers. She probably had believed the stories and anti-Semitic incitement coming at her twenty-four hours a day seven days a week and when that IDF soldier entered their house, she probably expected him to start shooting everybody starting with the baby. When instead he shared food and water and then took the woman and baby along with the others to a safer location, this was a life altering event which she could not tell calmly as it was beyond believable; yet she witnessed it as it happened. The average Arab never has such a moment and continues with their belief that the Jews stole their homes and that there is no attachment of the Jews to the land of Israel. There is little hope that the incitement can be overcome as it would require each and every Arab to witness the kindness from a Jew and realize that what they were seeing was normative for the Jews and not a trick, which is what they would be told. Any kindness from the Jews is explained as a trick in an attempt to steal or gain undue advantage and Jewish kindness is to be suspect, not believed no matter how many examples one might witness. The Arabs are told that the Jews, the Israelis, are shooting their youth in the street for no reason and not because they are defending their own lives against attacks. They believe the Pallywood scenes which show the Jews murdering an innocent girl who was out picking flowers and then planting a knife and that this is the way of every case where a stabbing was the reason. Never is an Arab shot in the process of a terror attack; yet the same Arab will also be lauded as a martyr who died in an attack on Jewish Infidels. That is correct, he died attacking Jews but was murdered as an innocent and the knife placed beside him and both stories are celebrated equally and as valid. There are those Arabs who have learned the truth and now witness for Israel such as Walid Shoebat. Eventually the truth will out and the faster Israel becomes a nation of religious Jews, the sooner the truth will come through if for no other reason than that will end the tension and struggle pitting Jew against Jew, at least in Israel. As for the leftist Jews in the United States, well, they will not be Jews in another generation because already their children are mostly not considering themselves Jewish, or they are becoming religious and with a better than average chance of Zionist and will be in Israel and not the United States in the next quarter century. Things are soon to improve; and if the Western and developed world would cut off the flow of money to the Palestinian Authority, things would improve almost immediately. Once Abbas cannot pay off those protecting him, his days are over and then things will either improve or deteriorate catastrophically. Either way, the problem would then be solved definitively. Maybe then ISIS might be the next progenitor, though with the Palestinian Authority gone, ISIS too might very well evaporate into nothing more than the mist of horrific memory.

 

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June 2, 2016

Netanyahu Lieberman Right Wing Government Misgivings

 

Anybody following the adjustment made strengthening the coalition by adding the Russian Israel Beiteinu Party and replacing Moshe Ya’alon with Avigdor Lieberman as Defense Minister after some ugly disagreements between Ya’alon and Prime Minister Netanyahu over some ill-conceived comments made by a series of command level military officers, might be alarmed or hopeful pending their political proclivities. The announcement of the changes and the addition to the coalition were met by denunciations and acrimony from Ya’alon, many opposition Knesset members, leftist media within Israel both print and electronic as well as roundly being accused of bending towards fascism, anti-democratic (despite these all being elected Ministers in the last elections), racist and overly nationalist (if only). These comments were simply boilerplate condemnations so absolutely predictable as the exact same words were uttered, printed, communicated and authored after the election when Netanyahu and the Likud Party roundly defeated the Labor Party despite the wishful polling showing Labor leading Likud the morning of the election as they had for the weeks prior. These accusations have been sprayed around the world ever since the first Likud victory over Labor with Prime Minister Menachem Begin as media and leftists worldwide entered a catatonic state followed by seizures and nervous panics. What probably really escaped their abilities was understanding how this considered impossible and extremist coalition made peace with Egypt, something previous Labor Party coalitions could not even come within possible reach of attaining. Which is the first of a string of unexplainable moves so coveted by the leftist are only realized by these extreme right-wing governments such as the Gaza withdrawal performed by Ariel Sharon who, like Begin, was considered a monster with cartoons showing Sharon as a demonic vampire, eating babies and occasionally one closer to the truth (see below). So, one might believe that the current coalition is beyond any chance of making concessions or potentially establishing a Palestinian State in Judea and Samaria with East Jerusalem as its capital city giving up access to the Temple Mount and Western Wall. Not so fast as we need to look back at past performance and statements. Avigdor Lieberman presented a plan where not only would a Palestinian State be formed in Judea and Samaria but a large area of mostly Arab towns in the Galilee would be thrown in for extra measure as well as Jerusalem. We need to remember that Bibi Netanyahu had to be shamed into finally leaving the Sharon government while he was making the arrangements for gifting Gaza to the Palestinian Authority (PA) which was soon replaced by Hamas in a coup leading to rockets raining on Israeli towns and kibbutzim. Netanyahu had shown a great willingness to remain comfortably in the Sharon government despite obvious intent to surrender to foreign pressures predominantly from the United States government where for a piece of paper from President George W. Bush and sweet talking promises from Condoleezza Rice that the Gaza would remain disarmed and be the first step to a peaceful future under the two states for two peoples pipe dream which has no foundations in reality, period.

 

Ariel Sharon and a Little Truth About Gaza Withdrawal

Ariel Sharon and a Little Truth
About Gaza Withdrawal

 

Ariel Sharon as Demonic Vampire

Ariel Sharon as Demonic Vampire

 

The historical realities make what we can actually expect to be diametrically opposites to what the hyperventilating media is decrying so vociferously. The leftist media is claiming that this revitalized and more secure right-wing extremist government will be killing any hopes for peace and likely killing far more than just peace and will be the end of democracy in Israel. The interesting thing is when there is just as far leftist governance as this coalition is right-wing there are no caterwauling about the death of democracy in Israel, quite the contrary, as then the claim is how well democracy is working in Israel. With such an obvious slant in reporting and commentary one cannot take such news sources seriously as they are more political opportunists completely sold-out to one side of the political spectrum. The reality is that this government is probably more leftist than the majority of the Israeli people and the sole reason the left-wing parties managed in the last election was partly packaging themselves as the “Zionist Union” when their version of Zionism is more defeatist calling for surrendering everything that the Europeans demand of Israel in a near complete surrender. Further, the most Zionist Party committed political suicide when the party leader, Naftali Bennett, announced that he did not feel he was prepared or had sufficient experience to be Prime Minister. The sad reality is that almost anybody when first, and potentially reelected, is actually sufficiently experienced to be Prime Minister as the only experience which could possibly prepare one to be Prime Minister is being Prime Minister. One cannot have such experience when first elected to the position. This sad admonition very likely sent large numbers of Israeli voters to vote for Likud and Netanyahu rather than take a chance on a candidate who confessed lack of faith in their own ability to hold the office of Prime Minister. This also likely was partly responsible for the definitive victory won by Likud. There were some who theorized that Bennett’s announcement was done as a measure to assure Likud of a definitive win chasing his own party’s support to vote instead for Likud as the best alternative to Bennett.

 

Now with Netanyahu presumably leading a far right government, we can expect the worst and most rejectionist government towards the two state peace or any other concessions for peace. How short the memory of the media or perhaps selective memory. Netanyahu had released over a thousand terror prisoners in exchange for one Israeli soldier held by Hamas, Gilad Shalit, the largest single release of terror prisoners in Israeli history for a single soldier or citizen. As Prime Minister in the last government Netanyahu agreed to release one-hundred-four Palestinian prisoners, fourteen of whom are Arab-Israelis and all of whom had been in Israeli jails since before the 1993 Oslo I Accord. The prisoners were responsible for killing, in all, fifty-five Israeli civilians, fifteen Israeli security forces personnel, one French tourist and dozens of suspected Palestinian collaborators. The record over the years compiled by Bibi Netanyahu has been remarkably moderate and some might even claim leftist and far too willing to take dangerous risks and make severe concessions just for the slightest of approvals from the United States, United Nations and/or Europeans. Most agree that when it comes to making speeches and expressing nationalist, Zionist and truthful representations of the situation, especially when it came to the Iran nuclear deal, a position and representation which has since been proven completely valid as per the confessions of Ben Rhodes on the deceits and outright lying by the Obama administration using the media as their tools to amplify their fictions. But when it comes to governing and actual actions, unfortunately Bibi Netanyahu proves to be a far stronger speech maker than Prime Minister. Granted, there are many complications, situations, realities and real life limitations to what can be done realistically and no such limitations on position speeches. One can make all the demands and claims for the Palestinian leadership to make concessions for peace and take steps to end the incitement to terrorism which is almost unceasing in every possible form from school lessons to the media to entertainment and throughout the entirety of Palestinian society including calls for violence by Abbas himself (see below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reality is that all too many of the political leadership in Israel are afraid of their own shadows and fear the opinions against them from all corners of the world and especially by political opinions and media spokespeople in the United States, United Nations, European Union and individual European governments. The truth is well known in all the quarters that the Palestinian leadership can and will only accept the peace of founding their state on the grave of the state of Israel and the graves of millions of Israeli Jews. The governments and media all know that the claims that Israeli Arabs are denied equal rights is a lie and that the Arab citizens of Israel have had full rights from the first election right through to today and can work, live, study, shop, worship and anything else just the same as the Jews and that any security the Israeli Arabs must pass are the same security checks every Israeli, Jew, Arab, European tourist, anybody entering security checks at malls, restaurants, trains and other places and that there is no singling out of any one group for additional special treatment. They also know that Israel had made concession after concession until they have concessioned themselves out of any room for additional concessions and that those calling for additional concessions simply want Israel to cease to exist and would gladly welcome such an eventuality. The governments have taken steps to limit the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement (BDS) as they are aware that this is simply the extension of the Arab boycott and refusal to deal with Israel being spread with funding from the PA and Arab governments as another front to pressure Israel out of existence. What they also realize is that even the Arabs, including Palestinians even Hamas leaders’ relatives use Israeli hospitals for treatment and Israel treats them free with the Israeli public picking up the costs ( see here, here, here, here, here, here , here, and here. These are the truths well known and ignored as it is better to hate the Jew nation just as throughout history there are legions of places and times where it was best to blame the Jew. The difference is that now anti-Semitism is against the six plus million Jews in a small nation around the size of New Jersey. Below are some maps showing the relative size of the nation foremost on almost every list of who to blame first.

 

Four Maps of Great Britain, the United States, Australia, and India with to scale map of Israel super-imposed for comparison on each map depicting her actual rather than perceived size.

Exactly How Small is Israel
A Comparison Against Four
Well Known Countries

 

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red making the relative size of Israel evident and consisting of under one percent of the land mass

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red

 

What would be a blessing for the world and for Israel would be for a truly independent Zionist leader to be elected Prime Minister with a solid government where even should the second largest party in the coalition resign there would still be a sufficient majority that the coalition would not feel expressly threatened. A Zionist leader who would forge the borders presumably promised as secure by the British crown, the League of Nations and, by its Charter, the United Nations. One who would take the world of the British and United States who forged a treaty that the two nations would enforce the security of the Jewish state in the remaining twenty-two percent of the British Mandate which remained after the formation of Transjordan (now Jordan). A proud and fierce Zionist who would have the wisdom to offer the Arabs currently residing beyond the Green Line the choice of a generous purchase and resettlement allowance payment if they choose to leave and reside elsewhere including air travel and delivery of their personal effects to wherever they decide to resettle or to allow them to remain as legal resident aliens or they may take a path to become citizens of Israel but the idea of their being granted a failed state in Judea and Samaria or their dreams of destroying Israel will not be realized ever. Israel would be taking control and incorporating, annexing, returning to Israeli control the areas promised from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Any who desire to resettle in Gaza would receive the same offers as those resettling elsewhere in the world except they would be driven and not flown. As far as the refugees, the time has come for the world to face the facts, they need to be absorbed by the nations in which they currently reside, and that would allow those in Judea and Samaria to have the same choices as the other Arabs residing there as Israel would not recognize their presumed refugee status and treat them as former PA citizens which is more than the PA was ever willing to do for them. This would signal an end to the long overdue and overly drawn out fiasco of attempting to form another launching point for a future attempt to destroy Israel from the east in addition to the hostile entity in Gaza, the terror Hamas failed state. Further, Israel would no longer allow for dual use materials to pass into Gaza and should Gaza and Hamas again launch a terror and rocket war on Israel, the blockade would be made complete and permanent only allowing aid from governments or the United Nations after their being checked for banned items. A true and determined Zionist could start the end of the determined world effort to destroy Israel by removing their false flag attempt to establish a beachhead from which Israel could eventually be mortally wounded. After this had been established there would be no apologies and with time the Arabs who remained with Israel would have the better lives the world claims they desire for them, something that would never have come to pass with any PA future. This would be a present to the world even if it would be denounced and condemned from all quarters, the world would get over it or they could continue and not share in the medical, agricultural, scientific, information technology and other discoveries made in Israel. At least the former PA Arabs would benefit from these discoveries even if the world preferred to throw a permanent hissy fit. If only such would come to pass in our lifetime.

 

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