Beyond the Cusp

March 25, 2015

Unfortunately Their Scorn Still Hurts Deeply Within

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One thing which I always held dearly within my deepest thought was my ability to see the conflicts and other concerns which I had believed were being debated within Israel with an eye which could only be found in some Sabras, native Israelis from birth, and not with a Western eye, in my case an American eye. During my teens I read some editorials about Rabbi Meir Kahane and then found some materials written by the Rabbi and about the Jewish Defense League he had founded which stood for defending Israel by any means necessary. Rabbi Meir Kahane warned of a future Israel where terror and violence would become commonplace against the Jews leading to terror wars and wars with her neighbors with genocidal intents. Much to the consternation of my parents I took a great interest and made a grave misjudgment and brought up some of Rabbi Kahane’s views and was roundly reprimanded and demanded that I promise never to mention him ever again in the presence of my parents, their friends or any of the children of their friends, which in the 1960s meant not speaking of him to any of my friends, especially the Jewish friends from the neighborhood or from our synagogue. This did not prevent my reading about Rabbi Kahane and marveling at his views and depth of knowledge of Jewish Law, Torah, Bible and other writings of which I had little exposure. Perhaps should my retirement last a sufficient length with my mind intact I will be fortunate enough to remedy that problem with a patient teacher, a very patient teacher. With this bit of background it is probably not much of a challenge to believe that I was mostly shunned in almost every congregation I had belonged to in the United States and have been pleasantly thrilled with the strength and breadth of strongly Zionist Jews which I have met since making Aliyah. Perhaps this is because I chose to live in what is referred to as the periphery and nowhere near, well, as not near or far as Israel permits, from Tel Aviv and the central core which many like to believe is all of Israel. But even here where I am largely amongst people who share my all-encompassing love of Israel and firm desire to live around and be able to regularly, when the call drives me, visit any of the historic sites from Biblical times and other historic periods of Hebrew, Judean, and Israelite histories at my leisure I find the media, with a few wonderful and often brilliant exceptions, are just as condescending before the leftist views existing in Europe and around the western world.

 

I still feel the pangs and the disbelief and confusion when encountering news articles from the Diaspora, and especially the United States news and editorials, where the Jews reject Zionist views and question the electoral decisions, the government’s positions and anything, especially if it disagrees with their socialist, progressive world views, leaves and irreparable rift between the two societies. The most hurtful views come from those who want Israel to surrender to the whims of her enemies simply so the Jews in Europe, the United States and throughout the remainder of the western world cannot be pressed by their leftist friends and associates to explain and standup for Israeli government and Prime Minister’s opinions and political views. Probably the worst are the Jewish media personalities and especially news reporters and editorialists who write articles critical of Israel and insisting that Israel bow before her betters from around the world, also known as her critics, and demand that Israel meet the most anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic demands from the Arab and Muslim world, the European Union, the United Nations and especially the demands from the most antagonistic of all present political leaders on the face of the Earth, President Obama. Before anyone jumps to demand I retract that last presumed slur, let me save you the effort and wasted time, President Obama has shown a distaste for Israel and has been attempting to force Israel to kowtow to President Obama’s preconceived notions that it should be brought low before the Arab and Muslim worlds and especially before Iran and any other Islamist supremacist entity which stands against Israel. President Obama would order that all bombing of ISIS be restricted to the fronts against Bashir al-Assad and Iraq should ISIS ever turn their savagery towards Jordan as be allowing ISIS to occupy Jordan it would then be a short jump to engage Israeli forces and potentially have some modicum of success if left to do their worst. Should such a confrontation ever come to fruition it could be expected that President Obama would once again order that the State Department in conjunction with the Department of Transportation restrict all United States air traffic into or out of Israeli air space and the cancellation of all flights in and out of Ben Gurion International Airport for the duration of the conflict and possibly once again place an intermediary step requiring the State Department sign off on any rearmaments being designated for Israel thus preventing the direct resupply of the Israeli Defense Force directly by the Pentagon as has been the routine and necessary method by agreement. These were the acts which President Obama instigated during this past summer during Operation Protective Edge which was noticed and will long be remembered by many Israelis as such a situation existing in a longer and more difficult operation could prove costly in lives, something taken very seriously as amongst the majority of Israeli Jews, we view each other as family, close family as the thousands who showed up recently for the burial of the seven Jewish siblings who were killed in a horrific and devastating house fire in Brooklyn this past weekend and were buried here in Israel. The same was more often the case for the burial of the soldiers who gave their lives in the operations unless the families requested otherwise though often many would visit the graves the next day of their own volition in order to pay their respects and say good-bye and gain closure as they felt as if their own family member was laid to rest. It is a feeling which is very difficult to describe until one experiences such closeness and interconnectedness.

 

I have written about the recent unnecessary protestations and inane absurdity which has defined the actions of President Obama during his Presidency and particularly since the Israeli elections and falls short of describing the disproportionate, to use a word often utilized against Israel, exaggerations made by President Obama which have not only continued day after day but are apparently gaining in their impetus with ramifications and ever growing chastened retributions levied against the entirety of Israel for the audacity of electing the candidate which President Obama and the Europeans had invested so much effort, funding, manpower, organization and leadership to defeat in favor of what were expected to be more pliable and easily managed leadership. I would apologize except I so strongly resent the use of NGOs, a State Department indirectly funded group by the name of V15 or V2015 and funded via another group name OneVoice which had received $350,000 at the least from the State Department right before the elections were officially announced but will within the time period where the coming elections had become obvious even to the most casual of observers, and was further financed either directly, through other NGOs or through OneVoice by tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars and euros by Europeans, Americans, and even European governments many of which were from the Scandinavian areas. Had Israel ever interfered with a European’s or United States’ elections even to one-millionth of the amount that was put into defeating the reelection of Benyamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister there would have been a declared state of war and very possibly charges brought against Israel before the United Nations or one of the courts set up by the United Nations for bringing such nations interfering to such a degree to trail for their criminal efforts.

 

Now that the Israeli public had the overbearing chutzpah and pugnacious defiance to actually still vote for the Likud Party and other right wing, Zionist, nationalist, and religious parties such that Netanyahu would be returned to the office of Prime Minister, then Israel must be brought low and dragged through the grinder thus being torn asunder until the Israeli public rises up and demands Netanyahu’s head on a poll and new elections where this time the Israeli electorate will follow the instructive efforts of their betters electing empty shells who can be directed from New York and the United Nations, Washington D.C. and by President Obama and finally Brussels and the European Union as well as whatever input the remaining European governments decide they would demand and then wait for instructions from now and forever before ever casting a vote again. Perhaps the misunderstanding actually was unavoidable as the leaders of the western world are no longer all that familiar, for the most part, with the writings of Torah, the first five books of the Bible, the Old Testament I believe the Christians as do others refer to it, particularly in Exodus where it is repeated regularly noting that our ancestors were a stiff-necked and stubborn people that even the L0rd our G0d had difficulties gaining our ancestors’ attention and keeping them on the straight and narrow. This trait was so deeply ingrained in our ancestral personas that when Moses was a mere few hours late in returning after what he had promised would only take forty days and already evening was approaching and the start of the forty-first day that our misguided, obstinate and back-sliding instigators demanded an idol, a golden calf, and you want us to remember your distress with a certain leader which has caused you some difficult moments, sorry, we do not bend that easily even if it would be for our betterment.

 

Now there are many leftist Jewish columnists, editorialists and talk show hosts who have taken very stridently to calling for sanctions to be levelled against Israel and denoting their support to back President Obama in any punishment he determines is appropriate. Already we have witnessed the first strike against Israel with the claim that Israel has been spying on the Paris P5+1 negotiations with Iran and using any information gleaned through such spying to inform the United States Congress of what is occurring in the talks such that the Congress can attack President Obama and his, outside those Israeli reports, brilliant maneuvering and holding the line against the Iranian nuclear program and thus Israel is interfering in the governance of the United States just as deeply and just as furtively as the efforts to unseat Netanyahu were this making the two sides equal except the Israeli crime was more serious thus they still need further punishment. Of course it never does enter the United States mind that just as the British have been known to keep the Saudi Royals updated on the negotiations that the French might also be informing the Israelis and potentially the other members of the P5+1 might be talking to the Egyptians and others who might have an interest in the particulars and the likelihood that Iran will be left a mere hop, skip and a jump from attaining deliverable nuclear weapons and assembling an arsenal of deliverable nuclear weapons and the ballistic and intercontinental ballistic missiles with such warheads. In President Obama’s mind the culprit must be Israel as Israel with Prime Minister Netanyahu has been the bane of President Obama’s existence and the perceived source of all perversities foiling President Obama’s brilliant designs for the future world he desires to mold. What has been the central problem that many Israelis have had with President Obama has been his desire to remake the world without there being an Israel as a Jew state replaced by an Arab state called Palestine which will necessarily be free of any Jews. Where the Jews are supposed to go has not been considered. Perhaps President Obama believes as did former White House correspondent Helen Thomas who suggested when being asked for her opinion of Israel, “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.” She continued referring to the Arab Palestinians stating, “Remember, these people are occupied. And it’s their land.” She concluded insisting the Jews should “go home” to Poland, Germany and America. The video is below.

What neither Helen Thomas or the others who share her belief which some claim includes President Obama is where do the nearly one million Jews and their descendants who were exiled or threatened and faced violence chasing them from their homes where many of the families had resided for over a thousand years within the Arab and Muslim worlds where the vast majority lost nearly everything from their monies in bank accounts, homes, businesses, stocks, bonds and family records including art collections and everything within their homes ending up in Israel starting from scratch, many glad to just be alive. Will the world now demand that these Arab and Muslim nations including Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Egypt and others now take their Jewish refugees who were welcomed and incorporated into Israeli society and would now once again be thrown out of their homes and facing having absolutely no nation willing to receive these Jews, where do such Jews turn? Would President Obama be willing to take in the just over six million Israeli Jews and give them land and homes in the United States in order to guarantee their safety once their homeland of Israel becomes untenable with the entirety coming within range of rockets fired from the Judean highlands overlooking the heavily populated center of Israel. Once the Jews have been forced from the center, that leaves the most southern parts of the Negev and the very north of the Galilee which Hezballah has promised to take at will should they ever desire to do so. Where are the Jews of Europe supposed to find refuge within the next decade as their continued residences in Europe become untenable? Will the United States then be the succor that cares for the entirety of world Jewry? How long would the United States continue to provide such safe haven for the entirety of the Jewish People? The signs of anti-Semitism have already begun to show their ramping up with bared teeth and clenched fists. Some estimate that the United States will have largely become unsafe for Jews to practice their religion as such would identify them and leave them targeted as unwanted and a danger to the societal health and general welfare. President Obama has once again made mention of his challenge for Israel to unilaterally pull back completely within the pre Six Day War, 1949 Armistice Lines, the Green Line, and then wait for the Palestinian Authority which presumably represents the Arabs in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) to then feel that Israel is ready to make a deal and they will come willingly to negotiate the final treaty. Did President Obama really think this might work and result in the Arabs thanking the Jews and recognizing Israel as the Jewish State when every week, every day, perhaps hourly somebody representing the Arab Palestinians, Muslim Brotherhood in all its forms, Iranian, Iraqi, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian or somewhere in the Arab or Muslim world, maybe every minute or second there is a call to kill the Jews, death to Israel or something quite similar. The Hamas, Hezballah, Fatah and other charters all call for removing the Jews from every inch of Muslim lands and some go further demanding the death of Jews wherever they be found but President Obama demands that the Jews leave their safety and future up to Islamic generosity which will flow like milk and honey if only Israel gives Mahmoud Abbas the small patch of land he desires of Judea and Samaria with East Jerusalem as their capital and peace will blossom and Jews and Arab Muslims will pray together on the Temple Mount and sing Kumbaya together. There will not be a steel rain falling on Tel Aviv and the surrounding metropolises bringing down skyscrapers and numerous other buildings murdering hundreds of thousands before they can escape to the periphery until Hamas strikes out of Gaza, Hezballah sweeps in from Lebanon and the Golan Heights and the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS launch their assault from the Sinai, that will be the dance we would witness, well, for a short period unless a major miracle swept down from on high in Heaven. No thank you President Obama, we will see to our own problems and find our own solutions and leave the real problems such as ISIS and the rest of the terrorists including those answering to Tehran, you know, the terror masters who will have, if they do not already, nuclear weapons and the guided missiles on which to place them and send them to any point on Earth, yes, that will surely end well for all, won’t it. We elected our leader and he is perfectly capable of running things here as we desire and as you dislike working around Prime Minister Netanyahu, allow us to suffer his rule and the troubles and solutions which come with our elected choice. You just make speeches and leave the rest to those who have a grasp on reality, thank you.

 

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December 7, 2014

President Obama, King Abdullah II and Israeli Elections

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I probably should have included the United Nations Security Council in the title as well as that is where this drama will eventually play out. It’s a serious game of ‘who will blink first’ combined with ‘truth or dare’ all rolled up into a larger game of ‘chicken’ over the coming Israeli elections. President Obama really is tired of and hates Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. He despises his nationalistic pride, his belief in right and wrong as delineated by his religion, his fierce defense of his belief and most of all, his refusal to be dictated to and obey every last wise council and direction from President Obama. President Obama does not handle rejection very well, believes he is the most knowledgeable person in all matters and absolutely cannot handle when open defiance also results in proof that President Obama’s demands would have delivered disastrous results plus proving that everything the President held as factual was completely erroneous. What is rapidly pushing things beyond the cusp is the inability of President Obama to handle anybody challenging his authority combined with such denials proving the defiant person having a more grounded view of the realities of the situation proving beyond any doubt that the President’s grasp of the situation was completely wrong. Adding insult to injury, President Obama has chosen to fully back the European argument that the Palestinians are angelic innocents who only desire their rightful and historic homeland restored to them which they lost as a result of Israeli and Jewish aggressions and that all the related violence in the Israeli-Arab conflict would come to an end and peace and joyousness would spread across the globe if only the Israelis would yield to the Arab demands and surrender to the Arab demands. Now the game really comes to a head as the Israeli government has opted for new elections which will make the lack of congenial relations between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu who is seeking to remain in office by having his party, and potentially any other willing and like-minded nationalistic parties, to gain the largest number of seats in the next Knesset (parliament) to return him to the Prime Ministership.

 

The meme that will be used by the leftist parties and their candidates for the Prime Ministership and other spokespeople and candidates for Ministerships is that Prime Minister Netanyahu is risking the destruction of the close relationship between Israel and the United States which could result in some near disastrous ramifications if Netanyahu is not defeated and replaced by somebody more aligned and friendly towards the American President and his views. Never mind that what is driving President Obama in his views and dealings with Israel is an overriding desire to place Israel in such a disadvantaged position as to potentially make their continued existence virtually untenable. Of course should Israel fall in line and follow the desires of the European leaders, the United Nations, the Arab world, President Obama and some of the far leftist in Israel and surrender before all the demands of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and surrender all of Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem, which includes all of the Old City and Temple Mount, for the formation of a twenty-third Arab nation, the resulting situation would place Israel in a severely compromised position which is considered by virtually every last military experts and actual commanders, including both Israeli and those of the United States, to be indefensible borders so vulnerable that they have been named the ‘Auschwitz Borders’, a name first given the pre Six Day War (1967 Arab-Israeli War) borders by Israel’s most articulate foreign minister and former United Nations Ambassador Abba Eban.

 

One might think that no Israeli leader seeking to be the Prime Minister would ever permit such a situation to come to be, but then many thought there was no way for President Obama to win reelection. This is one of the problems with any political system which depends on the people voting to choose their leadership, the people can be misled and follow a charismatic leader sown the primrose path to desolation and destruction. I think the labels given this situation by talk radio and other personalities in the United States is the problem of the low information voters versus the right-minded thinking of the high information voters. Unsurprisingly, Israel also has its share of low information voters; or at least those voters who live in their own bubble far enough away from any untoward events destroying their serene view of the universe who believe fervently in the far leftist polemical views and definitions of the situations facing Israel and nothing is capable of shaking their foundational beliefs. These people form the central core of those who believe that Bibi Netanyahu is a spawn of evil and everything he stands for is dangerous and must be opposed at all costs. Add on top of this the tendency of candidates to tailor their speeches and positions to match their audience and then you have the potential for sufficient numbers of voters led into voting with what they will later realize was a false sense of security. The last elections had a perfect example of such a candidate with Yair Lapid claiming that he was a far cry from any and everything his father stood for when he won a large following in his initial foray into politics coming from a news media personality. His father, Tommy Lapid, did not even receive sufficient votes the next election to gain entrance into the Knesset as voters were then voting on his actual record and not his campaign soliloquies. Yair Lapid campaigned on a nationalistic and rightist agenda which would have been a long cry from what his father proved to believe. Lapid talked the talk but after gaining the second most seats in the Knesset did not walk the walk. His true agendas came out and he was not as nationalist as he pretended, was actually a relative leftist and his main belief and aim is to become Prime Minister. What is even more frightening is that he desires to be Prime Minister not because he desires to serve Israel or the people, but because he believes deep down that he knows the true and best path and only he is capable of making Israel acceptable to the rest of the world and make a lasting and complete peace even with Israel’s most ardent of detractors who would only actually be satiated by the destruction of Israel and its people. But Yair Lapid is far from alone in these feelings as there are many others beyond just Tzipi Livni, Naftali Bennett and Isaac Herzog. I am lead to believe that it is part of the desire to lead a political party in Israel to believe that you are the rightful and sole person capable of leading Israel on a true and safe path which will provide the most advantageous leadership possible and definitely more advantageous than what any of the other party leaders would be capable of providing. Guess it kind of goes with the neighborhood.

 

Adding in Jordanian King Abdullah II, the Jordanian King recently had a head-to-head talk with President Obama after which President Obama was quoted by UPI as having stated, “We share concerns about the continuous tensions between Israel and Gaza. We are going to work together for a Palestinian State.” This is interesting in a frightening sort of way as currently Jordan sits in the United Nations Security Council and will assume the Presidency in January and is planning on presenting a proposal seeking a binding resolution under Chapter Seven setting a deadline for Israel to surrender to the territorial demands of Mahmoud Abbas permitting the formation of another Arab state consisting of all of Judea, Samaria and Eastern Jerusalem. These lands will be necessarily denuded of their Jewish residents. This confiscation of their lands and businesses will be made without any manner of remuneration for their value; any financial compensation would be left to Israel to provide which basically comes to a form of double financial jeopardy. Of course all of this leads us to the recent revelation that President Obama and his close knot inner advisors are mulling exactly what sanctions they should place on Israel if Israel does not immediately adopt policies in line with the concepts which President Obama has expressed repeatedly to Prime Minister Netanyahu without any obedience from the Israeli leader. The particular area which has President Obama incensed is any building which Israel allows in areas beyond the Green Line, the 1949 Armistice Lines which denoted Israeli controlled areas up until the Six Day War in June of 1967. What makes this seem frighteningly identical to what Israel perceives as its perfect storm would be the presentation by Jordan under Chapter Seven Resolution bindingly stipulating that Israel surrender all lands beyond the Green Line and return to controlling only the lands it held before the Six Day War and force the Israeli Jews living currently in any parts of Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem to be resettled within Israel at Israeli expense and have the United States refuse to utilize their veto and allowing the resolution to be adopted.

 

This may be the exact meaning of the threat supposedly revealed to the Israeli leftist newspaper Haaretz which printed the report this past week. This has been considered the opening salvo from the Obama White House team to affect the Israeli elections. American perfidy intervening in Israeli elections attempting to influence the results has a history. The Clinton White House dispatched members of their election team to Israel to assist the Labor Party and other left leaning Parties in their successful, well, one might call it a putsch others a campaign with a smidgen of foreign interference, whichever you prefer in assuring the then Prime Minister Netanyahu was not successful in retaining his position. The following results from this intervention led indirectly to the Gaza divestment under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who was elected to replace Netanyahu as the leader of the Likud Party as a result of his loss partially due to the intervention by President Bill Clinton’s operatives in the 1999 elections. President Clinton pulled this coup of sorts in order to put a more pliable leader into the Prime Minister’s office in order to permit him to reach that ever difficult Arab-Israeli peace accord. President Clinton went forth arm-in-arm with Prime Minister Ehud Barak who succeeded Netanyahu thanks to the political assist from the President of the United States onto make peace with Yasser Arafat by presenting him with the most generous of offers by the Israelis working with President Clinton. Despite their best combined efforts, the end result was a scene covered visually by many news reports showing United States Secretary of State Madeline Albright running to the best of her ability after Yasser Arafat in Paris calling out pleadingly for him to please return to the negotiations as Arafat strode out into his limousine and departed. Chairman Arafat found himself presented with a plan by Israel which met his every demand set forth the previous day which the Israelis made their offer as President Clinton gave them whatever assurances were required for them to make the sacrifices. We will never know whether President Clinton was being forthright or simply telling the necessitated tale to reach the desired goal as this offer was refused by Arafat by his walkout as he could not say no to the exact terms he had demanded, only walking out could provide the needed escape from reaching an agreement. Why President Clinton was taken at his word is baffling as previously President Clinton had made a verbal agreement with Prime Minister Netanyahu to release Israeli spy Johnathan Pollard in return for Netanyahu meeting some demand and after Netanyahu complied, President Clinton told him he was a fool believing that Pollard would ever be released by the United States. There were rumors of a more pointed rejection which will not be quoted here as there is no way to verify the comments.

 

All things considered, it will be interesting while covering the Israeli election cycle on how exactly President Obama sticks his fingers into the mix and attempts to stir it to his desired pleasure. The one guarantee is that there will be interference with the Israeli campaigning by not just President Obama and company but also many Europeans will do what they are able though their injections will come through the use mostly of NGOs that they pay to lobby Israel to meet European wishes. The European Union is liable to interfere more directly likely making bellicose demands that Israel consider certain realities before electing their next leader. Realities is defines as the world according to the European union and has little if anything to do with what is best for Israel except most often being directly opposed to what is best for Israel. Then there will be the campaigns and their loose dealings with the truth which in our case means disagrees with our sensible perceptions of reality. We will also continue to cover other items of concerns including the negotiations of the P5+1 and Iran, Arab terrorism, and general items of interest concerning Europe, the Middle East, the United States, the United Nations and the world and beyond, especially if that much anticipated UFO landing on the White House lawn, in front of the Knesset in Jerusalem, or on the Temple Mount in which case Israel will be blamed for attempting to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque with their spaceship which had been hiding on the far side of the Moon.

 

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