Beyond the Cusp

April 23, 2019

Why the World is Always Attacking Israel

 

The easy answer is that it is because Israel has far more nations which have developed a bifurcated set of relations with Israel; one condemnatory taking the Arabist view that Israel causes conflict as they attempt to incorporate more land and the other taking any and all the advances which the world is benefiting from as Israel writes new Apps, compiles programs upon which computers are run and for protecting computer systems from malware and attack as well as discoveries and inventions too numerous to list. Israel and her people have no problem with the world gaining from her efforts in more areas than people realize. Without Israeli inventions and programs, the cellphone you rely upon so heavily might not even exist and if it did, it would be bulkier and more problematic. Almost all malware and virus protection software were developed in Israel. Add to this list drip irrigation, hybrid plants which grow in arid climates, stents used to open arteries which also deliver medicine and anti-clogging drugs for months after their insertion, procedures for treating heart problems in infants, and being one of the first nations to arrive providing assistance after a disaster. We could add much more to this list making an article in and of itself, but those interested can find most of this information with a basic search. But in this article, we are more interested in the reasons nations utilize to denigrate, belittle and attack Israel and the reality which the world appears to have completely forgotten.

 

The best place to start is with the period towards the end of World War I and the ensuing decade after peace was established. To believe that anti-Israel screed, one does need to ignore this period as well as numerous other promises made to the Zionist Jews. The initial document which eventually established Israel was the Balfour Declaration of 1917. This was subsequently followed by the San Remo Conference which was officially published on April 25, 1920. From this conference there were numerous treaties including but not limited to the Treaty of Sèvres, the Treaty of Lausanne and the Treaty of Versailles which set up the original rules and powers of the League of Nations. The results from all these many treaties, conferences and other legal papers became the Mandate System for control of the various regions of the defeated Ottoman Empire and rearranged, to include forming new nations for indigenous peoples in the Balkans and other regions which had been ruled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Greater Germany. This already puts to a lie the claims made that it was only the Ottoman Empire which was made into several countries by the Europeans after World War I. The map of Eastern Europe was also drastically altered in much the same fashion as was the Ottoman Empire as shown in the two maps below which compare the before the war and after the war carving of Eastern Europe into several new nations for indigenous peoples.

 

German Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire Before WWI and After WWI

German Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire Before WWI and After WWI

 

So, the truth was that the two empires which lost along with the Ottoman Empire were also chopped up creating Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, an enlarged Romania and a far smaller and separate Austria and Hungary with Germany also forgiving large sections of lands. This is easily found as it is basic history regarding the ending of The War to End All Wars, also renamed later as World War I (as we had another one soon thereafter). But the propaganda being sold is that only the Ottoman Empire, and specifically the poor Arabs, were cheated out of their rightful Caliphate. They decry that after the war in which the Ottoman Turks were roundly defeated with numerous Arabs assisting in that struggle that they were not given all the Ottoman lands in one chunk such that they would have their empire back despite losing. Basically, their complaint is that they did not get a do over after losing the war because they cannot lose any war as the Quran states that they will always be the victors, thus they have to get everything back as it was before they lost.

 

This should sound familiar to some people out there as it is the same argument they are using against Israel. The Arabs started the wars in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973. After their loss in 1956 Suez War, Egypt demanded Israel return the Sinai Peninsula. As both Russia and the United States insisted Israel return the Suez Canal as Egypt has promised to never attack Israel or close the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping (this cuts off Israel’s only port leading to Asia and as such its closure is a casus belli as an act of war). When Egypt again closed the Straights of Tiran to Israeli shipping, itself an act of war, and, along with their ally Syria, massed troops and armor along the Negev-Sinai border and along the Golan Heights overlooking the Galilee with Gamal Abdel Nasser threatening to utterly destroy Israel in 1967, once the dust settled Israel had taken the Sinai again as well as the Golan Heights from Syria, and as Jordan also joined the war on Israel, Israel liberated Judea and Samaria, the Shomron which Jordan calls the West Bank. Notice that when it came to the lands which Jordan had occupied for nineteen years illegally with only Pakistan and Great Britain recognizing their annexation of lands which were promised to Israel, we rightfully refer to that as liberating these lands as that is actually the reality. For this we refer back to all the events after World War I when the lands for Israel were set aside. After the war of 1973 Israel was wrestled back across the Suez Canal as threats from the United States Department of State of dire consequences should Israel not retreat from their advances on Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt and Damascus in Syria back to the lines of the 1967 armistice such that the Arab nations did not lose additional territories to Israel including both national capital cities.

 

The original agreed upon division of the British Mandate lands was so simple that it is hard to understand why the world cannot grasp exactly what was laid out. The League of Nations approved it unanimously, the Zionist Congress agree to the plan, and the British claimed that they would back this division with the British Crown. The division of the British Mandate made two states for two peoples before that was even a buzz phrase most often deployed against Israel when it should be the Israeli defense against the packages of lies she must contend with. There would be a Jewish state referenced as Palestine (at this time a Palestinian was a Jew residing in the holy lands and Arabs were called, well, Arabs) and an Arab state which became Jordan and the Hashemite tribe was granted to rule so as to allow the British to keep their promise to grant the sons of King Faisal lands over which to rule (his other son became the King of Iraq). The lands were divided fairly, or at least that is what the Arab League agreed upon at the time of the decision, with the Arabs receiving 78% of the lands, those which lie east of the Jordan River and the Jews got 22% of the lands, those which lie west of the Jordan River. This is really crucial as this is exactly what international law and any decision from the World Court, the Court of the Hague, the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court and presumably at the United Nations which is bound to enforce the Mandate System according to Article 80 of their charter. Just because it is so easy, we figured we would include a map below which depicts the British division of their Mandate lands using the Jordan River as the border between the two nations. These are the pertinent facts about Israel and her intended and internationally agreed upon borders. Even the Arab League originally signed on to this division made by the British. Their agreement might have been due to the Jews getting the short end of the stick or the tiniest of the lands except for the French nation which was supposed to be Christian, that being Lebanon which is currently all but ruled by the Iranian terror arm, Hezballah.

 

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and
Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

 

With all the preliminaries and history out of the way, please allow us to move to recent events since Israeli independence was announced on May 15, 1948 (actually the evening of the 14th as Jewish days begin at sundown thus the declaration of independence bringing the state of Israel officially into the world was made on the evening of May 14 and officially regarded by the rest of the world to have been the 15th, confused yet?), and then the violence began. The first and biggest lie is that Israel has never lost a war with the Arabs. Israel could be said to not have won but have survived the war which started the morning of May 15, 1948, the first morning that Israel came into existence. Six Arab armies invaded Israel that morning. They were Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq (map of their invasion routes included below). The United Nations had made an attempt to prevent the war by offering a solution which would have divided Israel into two nations, another Arab nation within what had been the British Mandate and a Jewish nation. Most of the Jewish lands were in the Negev Desert (see lower map with patrician on left and original intent on the right). The Arab League refused the compromise as they had their own plan to deal with the Jewish State, an invasion which was intended to wipe the Jewish state from the map of the world. The invasion was described by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League at that time who stated, “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” When the Arab League refused the United Nations General Assembly suggested compromise, that nullified that proposed solution permanently. That meant that Israel on the morning of May 15, 1948, had as her eastern border the Jordan River and her southern border at the line between the Sinai Peninsula and the Negev Desert, this was an approximation of the River of Egypt also called the Wadi of Egypt. After this war, Israel had lost Gaza to Egypt and most of Judea and Samaria to Jordan. When you lose lands in a war, that is not a victory. But because Israel staved off utter destruction, the claim is Israel won because she still existed. Had the war played out as the Arabs expected it would, then there would be no Israel and a second Holocaust would have come to pass and the prediction of Azzam Pasha would have also come to pass. The main item to remember is that Gaza and what would be renamed West Bank were lands lost by Israel from an invasion by the Arab world leaving these lands as illegally occupied. This was the real and only occupation.

 

Initial Invasion Routes by Arab Armies on May 15, 1948

Initial Invasion Routes by Arab Armies on May 15, 1948

 

 

Left UN Partition Plan Resolution 181 Rejected by Arabs Making Original British Partition Arab and Jewish Lands as Only Standing Agreement Supported in 1921 Arab League and Zionist Congress Backed by British Crown as Valid

Left UN Partition Plan Resolution 181 Rejected by Arabs
Making Original British Partition Arab and Jewish Lands
as Only Standing Agreement Supported in 1921 Arab League
and Zionist Congress Backed by British Crown as Valid

 

After the 1948 war, Jordan claimed to have annexed the parts of Judea and Samaria they had taken and, more importantly, extended citizenship to the majority of the Arabs residing in these lands. Jordan also forcibly relocated tens of thousands of her own citizens into these lands so as to prevent their being liberated by or returned to Israel. Egypt simply extended military control and rule over Gaza. In 1956 was the Suez Canal crisis when Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal and cut off its use to European nations while closing the Straights of Tiran to Israeli shipping. This causes France, Britain and Israel to ally setting a time which if there were no resolution, then the three nations were to attack Egypt. That hour came and Israel did what she was assigned, take the Sinai and the eastern side of the Suez Canal. The British and the French opened up negotiations with Egypt. Egypt set the return of the Sinai as their demand before they would agree to open up the Suez Canal to all shipping. Well, you can guess what came next, universal demands that Israel, in order for there to be peace, must return the Sinai Peninsula. Another case of an Arab loss of lands and their main concern is the return of those lands such that they get a do over. Then came the 1967 Six Day War and Israel once again took the Sinai from Egypt and took control of the Golan Heights from Syria and liberated the West Bank returning the rest of Judea and Samaria back to Israel after nineteen years of its Jordanian occupation. Then in 1973 the Syrian and Egyptians attempted once more to erase Israel from the map. This time Israel initially was losing and things appeared desperate. Eventually the Israelis turned the tide and by the time the world reacted, Israeli troops were almost at Damascus in Syria and well on their way to Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt. Can you guess what the world demanded and was all upset appearing on the verge of busting blood vessels. That’s correct, they demanded that Israel return to the lines left from the Six Day War and return every inch of Arab lands Israel stood to gain. Israel eventually returned the Sinai to Egypt in exchange for peace and Egypt surrendered any claims to Gaza. When Israel reached an agreement with Jordan, Jordan released her illegal claims to the West Bank and they returned to being Judea and Samaria.

 

There is one very large item which needs to be mentioned. Nowhere in all these wars and the ongoing conflict was there ever any nation called Palestine and the one main reference to Palestine was it being the Jewish State. In 1964 the Arab League in conjunction with the KGB initiated the greatest hoax in all of history, we think even greater than the Trojan Horse, and founded the PLO, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a terrorist group which would bring such things into the world as plane hijacking, suicide bombing and almost every other terrorist act in use today. The concept was for the Arabs to now claim that they are the Palestinians and use that to claim all of Jewish history since the Romans renamed the region after the second (or third depending on your sources) Jewish uprising against Rome. The Palestinian Arabs have also claimed to have been the Canaanites, to have resided in the region for nine-thousand years, have invented the Palestinian-Canaanite Language including writing five-thousand years ago (a good two thousand years before cuneiform, the first written language according to anthropologists) and that the Jews invaded Palestine which was entirely Arab with not a Jew residing there before their May 1948 Jewish invasion. There are so many holes in each of these and numerous other arguments made by the Palestinian Arabs but the world just gobbles them up and claims they are delicious, do you have anything else we can blame on Israel, the Jewish state. There are those who ask why Israel does not fight back against the multi-billion dollar a year Arab propaganda war. The answer is easy, Israel spends an inordinate amount of her budget on defensive weapons such as the Iron Dome, offensive weaponry such as the Merkava tank, and training their service members in the various arms of the IDF. Israel does not have oil and is not being funded by any of the oil producing states in the region, imagine that. Israel has and does attempt to discredit the lies but apparently the media does not care as they have taken the Palestinian Arab side in this disagreement. The United Nations only knows one item, Israel is to blame for any and everything. The Human Rights Commission passes a resolution condemning Israel at the start of every meeting. The General Assembly celebrated the rights and future of the Palestinian Arabs several times each year. They seldom have a nice word for Israel. There was that one time where the United Nations named the IDF emergency response teams as the best in the world, imagine that.

 

The reality is that Israel’s eastern border is the Jordan River, period. Her borders are set by international conferences, treaties and agreements. This will remain her border until and unless Israel signs an agreement where her borders are altered. This has been true even when Jordan held lands west of the Jordan River as that was the illegal occupation as was Egypt holding Gaza. There are some who believe that Israel signed off on Gaza, but that agreement was that this was to be a trial to see if the Palestinian Authority was capable of ruling itself. The obvious answer was a resounding no. Israel could enter Gaza and force out every person whether terrorist or civilian and it would technically be legal. Yes, we realize it would never be allowed to stand and the world would then demand Israel make a nation out of Gaza with Hamas terrorists as their governance. The same applies to the regions currently under semiautonomous rule of the Palestinian Authority. The Arabs residing in Gaza and the Shomron are not Israeli citizens as they were on the other side of the armistice lines which took effect in 1949. Technically, these Arabs became citizens of whatever nation they were in when the war ended, be it Egypt, Jordan, Syria or Lebanon. The original Arab so-called refugees were less than seven-hundred-thousand, measurably less than the over eight-hundred-thousand Jewish refugees thrown out by the Arab world across the Middle East and Northern Africa. This should have been made into a swapping of citizens, Jews went to Israel and Arabs to the Arab world. This is what occurred with India and Pakistan, Germany and Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia, Turkey and Greece in Cyprus and between numerous nations after wars or the founding of a new state for a displaced group such as was the case with Pakistan where they hoped was to separate Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists so as to lessen tensions. But these unfortunate Arabs have been locked away in camps for generations solely to be used as a weapon with which to threaten Israel. Everyone knows that these Arabs will never be resettled in Israel as that would be suicidal for Israel (which is why so many are behind this idea). The only legal and proper means of settling the Arab Israeli conflict is to apply the assigned borders to Israel and relocate those Arabs who do not wish to live under Jewish rule. Those who remain will be treated as a legal foreign alien who could be granted the right to elect local leaders but would not have full citizen style rights which means they could not vote in Israeli elections and numerous other details. They would not be permitted an armed police force. Their law enforcement would necessarily be provided by Israel and according to international law, this would be required to be a military enforced law. It would even be wise to provide those Arabs who decide to leave not only fair market price for their properties, but a relocation stipend making their relocation go easier. The one thing which is becoming obvious, this situation cannot be permitted to continue to exist. Israel needs to set an ultimatum that either they accept an offer cobbled together by the Knesset in conjunction with whatever foreign powers would need be included, and that if refused, then negotiations have failed and any act of terrorism will be responded to with extreme responses and the entire family of a terrorist will be forced to leave Israel permanently. Their return would be considered a capital offence which could see them receiving a life sentence or even the death penalty. Repeated attempts to return or any future terrorist act by a deported family member would require either aforementioned sentencing. Yes, that is unfriendly, but the terrorism against Israelis is not exactly friendly even if you wish Israel would disappear, a stance being taken by even some political representatives in Europe and the Americas. Israel should not have to live with such hatred sitting within her borders. Nations have rights on what they can do with uninvited individuals and it is past time for Israel to ignore the Europeans and their constant whining about how evil Israel is and just do that which is necessary. No other nation would have tolerated such within their borders for one tenth of the time. Proof, look at how Britain handled the IRA, France the Yellow Vests, China handled Tienanmen Square or any number of uprisings or extended protests and you will see that Israel has put up with enough and time has come to bring these problems to the point they will eventually reach, the point where Israelis have had more than they can take and demand action from the government, and if they do not get their desired results, then expect the next government to understand the ultimatum the people are making. There will be an end and it will come suddenly probably in response to a terror wave or prolonged rocket firing into Israel. This end will be applied to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, PLO, Palestinian Authority, Hezballah and any other entity wishing to destroy Israel or murder all the Jews on the planet. We hope the Arabs see it coming and leave peaceably, but for some reason we just cannot see such ever evolving from the situation. That is so very unfortunate as there are many Arab Palestinians who would rather just live in peace and under honest leadership and not kleptomaniacs such as they have now. The problem has only gotten worse because of the concerted effort to use the schools, sports, entertainment and everything they can twist to produce new generations who hate Israel and Jews more than the previous generation, and they are succeeding. This will force the issue all the faster, and it will not be good for anyone when the end comes.

 

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February 28, 2019

Palestinian Authority Begging for World Support

 

The Palestinian Authority has begun their reaction to the presumably soon to be announce Trump “Deal of the Century.” Their fear is that any new deal might leave them on the outside peering through the window, if even that. In preparation for a worst case scenario, Riyad al-Maliki, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) “foreign minister”, on Tuesday asked the UN Human Rights Council to take practical steps to protect the two-state solution. We have to give him credit; at least he knows where to find sympathetic receptions. He could have chosen any United Nations agency or the General Assembly and received all the promises he desires. Their promises are worthless, but they simply wanted to be told they were relevant and receive some stroking from friendly quarters. He wanted somebody to ensure justice for the Palestinian people. In that his insists that they give guarantees to the Palestinian people, whatever that actually means any longer, that they will be granted an independent Palestinian State with self-determination, something they do not have under Mahmoud Abbas, and they demand that they have their capital in Jerusalem. This they have been offered before by Israel more than once and turned it down, but they want the guarantee so they must receive the same offer again which they will refuse again. They also insist on the “right of return” for their five-million plus refugees to the very homes they were expelled from presumably resulting from the war to exterminate the Jews six Arab armies waged in 1948 upon the birth of the State of Israel. The reality is they left on the urgings of the Mufti who promised after Israel was destroyed they could share in the spoils but when they lost the war they placed those who listened to the Mufti in camps and they and their children and their children’s children and even further generations ever since. Their demands for this are based on, according to Riyad al-Maliki, UN Resolution 194.

 

The wording is very specific about the resolution of the problem of the refugees. It mentions nothing about their receiving a state nor does it mention Jerusalem as their capital city. It does not mention the word “Palestinians” but it does stipulate that the refugees were to be permitted to return to their homes providing they would, “live at peace with their neighbours,” which has been amply proven is not the case. Every survey taken of the Palestinian refugees which the Arabs have religiously incarcerated since 1948 in contrast to the way Israel treated the Jewish refugees from the Arab world who were evicted after being stripped of all wealth and sent with the shirts on their backs and little else. These Jews, over eight-hundred-thousand, had lived in these regions often since before the birth of Islam and some since before the birth of Jesus, but they had their homes, businesses, bank accounts and any other wealth confiscated, a nice word for stolen, and sent packing and unless they held a passport to another country, European or the Americas, they had nowhere to turn other than Israel who took them in, often going to get them by sea or by air, and they were incorporated into Israeli society, not locked away in camps for generations.

The United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution 194 (III), resolving that “refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.”

In the ensuing fifty-plus years, their homes and even entire villages have fallen to Israeli growth and the natural changes a nation which has taken in hundred upon hundreds of thousands of Jews from around the world, many refugees, as noted above, were sent out impoverished by the Arab world spanning all of MENA* while others simply returned out of a desire to return to their ancient homelands. Had the world actually desired for Israel to succeed and survive, they would have treated the situation just as similar situations have been handled, by enacting a population transfer with the Jews going to Israel, over eight-hundred-million as refugees from the Arab world and over half a million who were refugees from Europe after World War II all added to the indigenous Jews who often could trace their genealogy back to King David while the Arabs were to be permitted to return to their nations of origin, be it Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and numerous other places from around the Arab world where these individuals from out of where they were recent immigrants. This was the solution used in Europe between numerous nations after World War II such as what occurred between Germany and Poland, as was done in Cyprus between the Greek people and the Turkish population, also the great migrations of Muslims to Pakistan and Hindus and Buddhists into India. Population transfers have occurred in every situation where two incompatible peoples were required to exchange populations to avert violence and other potential problems. In this case the problem was the Jews would have been exterminated by the Arab world if not expelled and in Europe many Jews no longer had homes to return to as they had been destroyed by the war or given to other people after the Jews were shipped to the concentration camps. In too many instances, if a Jew in Europe returned to their home town from before the war they were murdered rather than being allowed their homes and businesses being returned, their hometowns had assumed they were rid of them and had no need and did not wish to take responsibility for these now alien Jews. So, Israel took all the Jews the world did not want, Israel is not going to take in Arabs who have been steeped in anti-Semitism for half a century and bred to want the Jews of Israel dead. After all, there is that phrase in the resolution which goes, “wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours.” The Arabs are not desirous of living at peace with their neighbors in Israel, they desire killing their neighbors in Israel.

 

Another few items which the world conveniently ignores are equally at play in this problem. First is that there already is a nation whose population is predominantly Arab Palestinians and which was established for the Arab Palestinians, especially those who desired not to live near or with the Jews or with Jews ruling the nation, and this nation was granted 78% of the British Mandate and it is called Jordan. Israel is a mere 22% of the British Mandate as can be readily seen in the map below. This arrangement was easily recognized, as the Jordan River was to be the border between the Arab State and the Jewish State. That begs the question as to why that was not the case. Remember that war of extermination in 1948 we referred to above? Well, the Arabs did take control of some lands meant for Israel but Israel was not destroyed and her Jews killed, so the Arabs claim they won but not completely and the Jews claim they won as we survived. Historians refer to this war as Israel’s war of independence despite the fact that Israel had declared statehood under international law and the Arabs attacked with the intent, as stated so succinctly by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League at that time who stated, “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” Israel was founded under agreements including the San Remo Conference and other treaties agreed upon by the rulers of the Arab world under King Faisal, the former rulers of the Ottoman Empire which had been on the losing side of the war along with Germany and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and the allied powers of World War I. The final nail in the Arab claims coffin comes from the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The General Assembly voted at the urging of the Palestinian Authority observer to request from the International Court of Justice a ruling on the legality of the Israeli terror wall, the wall which reduced suicide bombings to none within three years, with the hope of gaining a ruling which would lead to its dismantling such that the terrorist operations would not be hindered by the barrier. The barrier was cleared as being perfectly legal and within the rights of Israel as the sovereign over the region, but that was just the initial good news for Israel. In addition to being cleared of any wrongdoing, there was an advisory opinion issued as a cautionary warning by Egyptian Judge, Justice El Araby, from the ICJ and who sat in judgement as part of the panel which heard the case from the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 on the legality of the security barrier erected by Israel. The Honorable Justice El Araby warned the UNGA and others that filing further ran some risks, as he stated,

“The international legal status of the Palestinian Territory (paras. 70-71 of the Advisory Opinion), in my view, merits more comprehensive treatment. A historical survey is relevant to the question posed by the General Assembly, for it serves as the background to understanding the legal status of the Palestinian Territory on the one hand and underlines the special and continuing responsibility of the General Assembly on the other. This may appear as academic, without relevance to the present events. The present is however determined by the accumulation of past events and no reasonable and fair concern for the future can possibly disregard a firm grasp of past events. In particular, when on more than one occasion, the rule of law was consistently side-stepped. The point of departure, or one can say in legal jargon, the critical date, is the League of Nations Mandate which was entrusted to Great Britain.”

 

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

 

Of course, we could argue the legal obligation to the Jewish People from signed treaties, conferences and even Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which obligates their enforcement of the Mandate Systems set up by the League of Nations, until we were all blue in the face and it makes no difference as the world refuses to enforce these obligations and instead works tirelessly towards the destruction of Israel as the home of the Jewish People and the Jewish State. Israelis largely are not so foolish as to expect the world to treat them fairly or to live up to their obligations. They are largely aware that the Europeans look at the formation of Israel as an error they made while not necessarily in their right minds and are working to undermine the Jews at every opportunity, well, most of them at least. Too many Israelis actually expect that the United States is and will forever remain their friend. We wish this were so but with the recent remarks by the newly elected Congress people, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the future may not be the sunny and bright bipartisan support with which Israel has grown accustomed. What many Israelis do not remember is that the United States did not fully support Israel in the manner they believe until after the Six Day War and actually starting in the early 1970s (below is the graph of aid to Israel by year from the United States). The claim has been to depict an ever-increasing amount of aid but the actual aid leveled off quickly and remained at the same level until the present. But this is a problem which needs to be faced in the future with the only variable being how far into the future. The current problem is more with the European Union and member nations along with every conceivable arm of the United Nations outside the world court system where laws actually mean something, as even an Egyptian Jurist tried to warn the Palestinian Authority.

 

United States Israel Aid (Military)

United States Israel Aid (Military)

 

One of the main goals stated by Mahmoud Abbas has been to “internationalize” the Arab-Israeli conflict. This was part of his new, but previously demanded, terms for moving forward with the peace talks adding it must be based upon the Arab peace plan. His demand for an international forum to decide the fate of Israel centers around his insistence that the forum be based on the United Nations General Assembly. A better way of putting this is that Abbas desires a group which will vote 109 to 12 with 56 abstentions in favor of anything the Arabs propose and against anything favoring Israel. By internationalizing the peace process, he wants to assure that he gets his own little kingdom and that Israel receives five to six million new citizens who must be granted full rights so they can elect whatever Arab leadership they desire at the next election. Another way of stating this is; Mahmoud Abbas wants his own nation and to destroy Israel too. Of course the European Union thinks this idea is just ducky, the United Nations would love nothing better than to decide the fate of Israel in the General Assembly, much of the dictatorships in the world are behind this internationalization of the Israel question, the Arab world thinks this would be fabulous, and apparently only a couple of dozen nations protest this as totally unfair to Israel. All that matters is Israel will not participate in her own lynching by the merry band of thugs Abbas seeks to bolster his side.

 

Israel has sought peace since her founding in 1948 with David ben Gurion. The recent revisionist history has the Israeli leadership voting not to be bound by the patrician map approved by the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 181 passed on November 29, 1947. This makes no sense as the Arab League had already rejected the patrician plan and all of Resolution 181 because they were on the verge of their great war of annihilation of the Jews and their newborn state. They only began screaming from the rooftop that Resolution 181 must be enacted just as the United Nations General Assembly had passed after they lost again in the Six Day War of 1967. This failure and loss of the lands they had illegally occupied since 1949 sent them raking through historical decisions seeking one to their liking. Unfortunately for the Arab League, the one they chose was the one which was negated and forever placed into the trash bin of history as soon as they had rejected it in the first place. The thing about United Nations General Assembly resolutions is that they are advisory and as such, both parties have to agree to abide by the suggestion, the crucial word is “suggestion or advisory.” When the Arab League voted to reject Resolution 181, it became null and void and thus could not be applied later. It was a one-time offer and it was refused that one time by the Arab League. For the record, the Zionist Congress had accepted the repartitioning of their land as the Jews simply wanted a state and peace with her neighbors. At that point, size did not matter. Now that it is obvious that the neighbors will eradicate Israel at their earliest possible convenience, now size matters. Even so, Israel has made numerous offers to reach a peaceful settlement which would end the violence and terrorism. It is painfully obvious that there can be no such settlement as the Arabs, as they stated in the Khartoum Resolution with what is known as the “Three No’s”; “No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, and No negotiations with Israel,” which can be translated into a single no, no Israel.

 

Any peace plan or offer which results in the continuation of Israel not under Arab rule and allowing the Jewish State to remain is a peace proposal which is dead on arrival as no Arab would ever accept such a proposal, and that is what is at the center of why President Trump has not been able to release his “Deal of the Century,” he cannot get any Arab nation to sign on and accept any deal leaving Israel intact. President Trump looked originally, we believe, at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a real estate problem and since he is, at least in his own mind, the world’s greatest real estate negotiator, he would walk in and find that magic combination and everybody would be popping champagne corks and celebrating. He has, hopefully, since seen the error of his hypothesis. This is not about land at all; it is about the supremacy of Islam over the Judaism they relegated as a dead faith superseded by the teachings of Mohammad. As the Jews also refused to accept Mohammad as the true messenger, they have also been deemed to have to represent the devil and as such are accursed. This makes the Jews inferior to the Muslims and as such must never be permitted to rule, especially over an area of land which once was under Islamic rule as once Islamic, must always be Islamic. Israel is thus not just a problem but an insult and provocation against the inviolability of Islam and thus must be completely and utterly subdued. That is the right way of the world according to Islam and as such must be accepted by all of the world, simply because Islam is supreme over all things. This is about religions and has nothing to do with land. The stressing of Jerusalem is over the capital of Israel, historic and anew, and must not be permitted to remain in Jewish hands. Jerusalem is not the first or even the original third holiest cities of Islam. Damascus was amongst the first as it was a capital of an enemy of Islam which they deemed to be the next one they would conquer. The city holding that title the longest was Constantinople, as it had some of the strongest walls in the world. Other cities given this title include Rome, Paris, London and whatever city is considered to be next in the crosshairs of Islam. Also, the third most holy city to Islam also depends upon whom you are asking as different groups of Muslims have different targets they seek to “conquer” as it depends on where they reside as to what is their biggest prize. It has changed throughout history and at one time, it was Vienna as the Islamic forces were stymied twice at their attempts to conquer this city. Things take on a different aspects and one’s view can become much clearer when the history and all the particulars are exposed, and Islam has to conquer the world and impose Islam as the predominant, actually only, faith and Allah the sole god for all of the earth otherwise the Quran claiming that the world would fall to Islam is in error. There is a way for the practitioners of Islam to alleviate the pressures of accomplishing the teachings of the Quran without world conquest, they simply need to choose the Meccan verses as predominant and the Medina verses as the lesser verses and void if they conflict with the Meccan verses. For an introduction to the differences and the reasons and purposes of these two separately written sets of verses, we have an introductory article with numerous links to other sources including some to a chronological version of the Quran as the actual Quran is not in chronological order, they arrange the verses from smallest to longest for easy memorization starting early in life. Meanwhile, we await this “Deal of the Century” and it will be just what the doctor ordered.

 

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*MENA = Middle East and North Africa also called the Arab world.

 

February 8, 2019

The World is Suffering with a Feverish Hate

 

We will make our disclaimer at the top of the article by admitting that the illness from which most of the world suffers has not taken over the world completely as of yet. The feverish hatred the world is suffering from has numerous differing but equally vicious strains which allows it to take on different forms, shapes and have differing symptoms. Sometimes the caustic form of this affliction simply jumps before you making some wonder from whence did such hate return. One form of this virulent affliction is often reported as being merely anti-Semitism. This also has become the catch-all-phrase by which some intending far more harm are simply represented as being merely anti-Semitic. This has even gotten to the deepest point with their condemnation of Israel, Judaism, Judeo-Christian ethics and all which has developed under the protective culture of the Western World insisting that they can structure a more equitable world based largely upon Socialism and an ideal means of sharing the wealth. They use the same bromides that Capitalism is the system the Jew uses to control the world and steal wealth from everyone. Then there is the accusation that the Jews are behind every war such that they can gain wealth by selling the weapons to both sides. Some have traced this canard back to Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim who invented the Maxim Machine Gun (see image below) whose basic design was utilized by both sides and all the armies engaged in World War I and took an inordinate number of lives on both sides. The actual sale of the designs for the Maxim Gun came from the arms merchants who procured the drawings from Maxim and then in turn sold these to Germany, France, Britain and other nations each one under a different name all while giving a commission to Sir Maxim which was included in the original licensing agreement each had signed. The only problem with blaming Sir Maxim for this reputed claim against the Jews in general is two-fold, first, the uncertainty of Sir Maxim’s actual religion and secondly, the accusation dates back far before World War I and the invention of the Maxim Gun. But whenever it comes to hate, who lets facts get in the way or reason to be employed at all, they would just get in the way.

 

Maxim Machinegun Trenches and No Man’s Land

Maxim Machinegun
Trenches and No Man’s Land

 

Modern anti-Semitism has its roots in the simple need to denigrate the Jews so as to allow for reason to portray the new faiths born of Judaism to become dominant and replace the Jews as the primary monotheistic faith. This became true of Christianity and their doctrine of replacement theology. Islam picked up from this claim of the Christians and amped it up to make their claim as being the final revelation and thus replacing both Judaism and Christianity. The problem is that both faiths, Christianity and Islam had a special and visceral hatred of the Jews and Judaism with both faiths for millennia being desirous of eliminating the Jewish faith and its adherents so as to complete their mastery over the Jews and proving that the Jews had been forsaken by Hashem. This is partially the reason that the Vatican refused to recognize the State of Israel because if the Jews have returned to their ancestral homelands, then maybe Hashem had not forsaken them and this would invalidate much that the Catholic faith held as true. This argument goes double for Islam for there is their claim that the Jews are accursed and secondly is that Israel came into being as a result of the defeat of the Ottoman Empire who allied with Germany and Austro-Hungary in World War I. During the Protestant Reformation, the new and claiming to be more pure faiths, which came into being, all held to be even more against the accursed Jew making for fertile ground for the massacres of Jews and their being hounded and chased from nation to nation and even continent to continent. In Europe, this hatred culminated in the Holocaust, the mutated child of the universal Christian hatreds and condemnations of the Jews. In the Middle East, North Africa and the remainder of the Islamic World, this hatred has yet to ferment into its final most virulent form, but it is rapidly reaching that phase.

 

Anti-Semitism has morphed in modernity into anti-Zionism and hatred for the Jewish State of Israel. The desire to believe the claim that the Jews swept out of Europe and stole Arab lands to build their state drives to further their hatred. The dates often used are in the immediate end of World War II and the Holocaust, though until the British left the region, they prevented most Jews from reaching the Promised Lands forcing them to remain in internment camps until after Israel was declared on May 15, 1948. What the propaganda does not bother to inform one of is that the Arab and Muslim States deported, chased out or made life so difficult that fleeing was the only real option, often with little or nothing of their possession their families may have accrued in the over thousand-years residing in these lands. These refugees very quickly became clearly half of the population of the State of Israel by the mid-1950’s. Since that time, there have been numerous other influxes of Jews of color, one might say. These include the Ethiopian Jews, the Bnei Menashe of India or any of our other lost brothers and sisters. When people speak about the Jews can simply return to the European countries they came from, they are ignoring a solid plurality of Israelis who are either natural born Israelis with many whose families trace their roots back to the era of King David and King Solomon with a few who go back even earlier. The Ethiopian Jews were facing horrid persecution to the point the government incarcerated entire villages for their protection, and most of these have been brought to Israel. While there remain many, Bnei Menashe are still residing in India and doing well, but those who have chosen to make Aliyah do not desire any return to India. The original eight-hundred-fifty-thousand Jews from across the Middle East and North Africa would also face extremely bad reception should they ever attempt to return to their nations of origins. The canard that Israel was born out of the consciences of the Europeans after the Holocaust is also patently false if for no other reason; they may not even be anywhere close to being a majority of the population.

 

The numerous accusations leveled at Israel in general and the Jews, both within and outside of Israel, have only become more heightened as the Arab World, with their oil wealth, has pressed hard in pressing the propaganda that Israel is simply European guilt imposed as punishment on the Arabs. The reality is that Israel was fought for in a political struggle which made great headway with the Balfour Declaration, a letter of assurances won by the Zionist cause. This was followed by the San Remo Conference, several other treaties, the establishment of the Mandate System, the White Papers leading to the formation of an Arab State (Jordan) and a Jewish State (Israel) sharing the Jordan River as their border. The Arabs refused this and immediately attacked the Nascent Jewish State with the armies of six Arab countries, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Miraculously, Israel survived and eventually, as it appeared that Israel was closing in on expelling the Arab forces beyond her designated borders and thus denying Arabs of at least some claim of victory, occupying regions, sections of Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza. That is mostly what has led to the current fiasco with the claims that Israel stole Palestinian Land when conquering Palestine, a neat trick as such a nation has never existed and the only nations to use Jerusalem as their Capital City the Twelve Tribes of Israel and later Judea after the Assyrians conquered the norther Ten Tribes. But the Arab claim that the Jews have never resided in this region since they arrived. Well, oddly enough, that is mostly true, but it is mostly true about the Arabs as well. The Arabs did not arrive on the scene in Israel until after 625 A.D. The Jews were dispersed from Judea as punishment for being so rebellious before 150 A.D. and before that the Judeans, formerly the Hebrews, had resided in this regions, despite a number of conquests such as the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Caliphate (Arabs), and Ottomans and finally the British, as you can see it has been an active region with a myriad of changes. The Jews have been dispersed by Rome and yearning to return to our ancestral homeland ever since. The return was never honestly possible and it took a number of miracles which had been foretold by Torah and the commentaries from across the ages in several separate Talmud and other writings. Still, there are anti-Semitic people who will claim that the Jews are an invented people with no actual history of living anywhere special, they are an accursed people who have been sentenced for their grievous sins to forever roam the world being chased from place to place, country to country, always persecuted and always too weak to stand proud and refuse to be threatened any longer. This is the big problem many have with Israel, Jews, well armed and fully capable of defending themselves and their religious rights. There is this dichotomy between people claiming, ‘How could the Jews of Europe simply allow themselves to be herded and then slaughtered,’ against ‘Does Israel have to be so forceful and militarily powerful and fully capable of defending her people from attack.’ Come-on people, it has to be either one or the other, there is no middle ground as much as is claimed. Should the Arabs lose a war against Israel, which has actually happened at least four times and possibly much more depending on definitions of Arabs fighting and losing, the Arab world continues almost unchanged as it is enormous compared to Israel (see map below). On the other side of the coin, should Israel lose just once and then it is all over to be immediately followed by the slaughter of as many as seven or more million Jews should the Arabs defeat Israel. There is the reality, as far as the Jews being taken and absorbed into some other nation’s population. We are painfully aware of how quickly all of Europe and very likely the United States and Canada along with Australia and most of the remainder of the world would shutter their borders claiming they had taken in more than their share of refugees and the Jews should try any other country, just not them. This was the case more often than not during the Holocaust where a large number of the Jews who successfully escaped, they did so by undertaking perilous journeys over mountains and other natural and manmade obstacles’ all in the name of safety and refusing to give up on living free, with an emphasis on living. Another large falsification of history was that the Jews by a large majority did not fight back against the Nazis. In numbers approaching forty-five to fifty percent of Jews were members of resistance groups with the best known being the Bielski Brothers who managed to feed, clothe and support often as many as two-thousand Jews from toddlers to the extremely aged with quite a number requiring varying amounts of assistance just to walk or move from place to place. They did this while the Nazis searched for them often their daring exploits saved their fellow Jews. The reputation that Jews are timid little creatures who are afraid of their own shadow is another misnomer put to rest by the existence of Israel.

 

Israel and the Arab World

Israel and the Arab World

 

Another reason that some hold a grudging hatred for the Jewish State is they fear the jews will turn around and inflict upon them retribution for the pains and injuries of the past. Trust us that Israel is not in the business of retribution of the grievous errors committed in the past, there are more than sufficient current problems to go after without digging up old and baring old wounds better left to rest in peace. The difficulty is that many of the people who the Jews have no intention of harming cannot believe that the Jews are not vengeful, as they would retaliate were the roles reversed. These fears then drive a form of pre-vengeance where they accuse the Jews of intending to do what they believe would be the normal actions were they facing a similar situation and finally had the ability to take the upper hand. This actually strikes to the heart of much of the anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism around the world today, often held by people who have never met knowingly a Jewish person in their lives, a completely error-filled belief in what it is to be a Jew and what a Jew, or Zionist or Israel collectively would act, think, feel, believe or even give a second thought. Ignorance drives much of anti-Semitism, anti-Israelism and anti-Zionism.

 

New Jersey Representing Israel in Middle East New Jersey City’s name on the top Israeli City’s name on the bottom

New Jersey Representing Israel in Middle East
New Jersey City’s name on the top
Israeli City’s name on the bottom

 

The final misconception should have been dispelled by the map above nearer the top of the page. Immediately above for this discussion, we have a little gem of a map replacing Israel with something of common size which people, especially in the United States or have ever visited the central east coast of the United States, we used the state which most resembles Israel right down to being almost the same size, New Jersey. The locations of the cities are not exact, but they are referenced to matching places in New Jersey. The area of New Jersey is twenty-two-thousand-six-hundred square kilometers and Israel measures in at twenty-thousand-seven-hundred-seventy square kilometers, a difference of less than ten-percent. Many people believe that Israel is this fairly robust and expansive nation which had greatly expanded borders as they displace Arab after Arab and Israel expands her borders. This is so false it is almost laughable except for the fact that it is a real problem and a belief which many refuse to shake even when the reality is explained. Israel had an age of Empire under David and Solomon, and after the Six Day War and through the Yom Kippur War Israel held the Sinai Peninsula which is three times the size of Israel, and Israel returned the entirety of these lands including the oil reserves found beneath. This peace with Egypt and the return of the Sinai Peninsula was the origin of land for peace, a concept which has failed and left Israel vulnerable to the hatred spawned through lies and misrepresentations of who the Jews are, what Israel is, and what is the driving force behind the Jewish State. Here is a little something stated succinctly by Jay Leno in the picture below which a quote which cuts to the core of the situation with Israel and how the misconception can start.

 

Jay Leno Speaks Out

 

Of course, the average anti-Semite resists any and all arguments and simply refutes any defense provided by Israelis or Jews as simply misinformation or some form of that devious Jew propaganda we use to twist people’s minds. If the Jews had some form of propaganda which twisted people’s minds making them simply love Israel and the Jews without understanding why, do you really believe we would be permitting the attacks from the European Union, its member states, the United Nations and across the spectrum of their NGOs, Agencies, and agenda driven conferences whereby Israel is always condemned. The Group of 77, a block of over one-hundred developing nations which virtually always votes with the Arab block, especially when it comes to Israel, and this came to the fore when they selected Mahmoud Abbas and the Nations of Palestine to hold their leadership position. Add onto this the fact that the Jews are accused of being the leading figures in two spate groups who are mutually exclusive, but as the jews are a diverse group when it comes to politics, both sides can point to prominent Jews in both camps, as there are likely prominent Catholics, Protestants, Muslims and any other group found on both sides. This is the debate between nationalism and internationalism. During World War II, it was the nationalist Nazis and the internationalist Russian Communists. Both groups were supportive of forms of socialism, but one was German nationalist while the other were the internationalist Communists. Both nations desired world rule but the Germans desired everything in the name of Nazi Germany while the Communists desired the world ruled by the State which would set everything for every area in the world in the name of the people but actually serving an elite corps. Neither is the cup of tea for most Israelis but we do value the identity as a nation, the Jewish nation which has numerous minorities within and the sole nation where the Jews are the majority. While there are almost as many Jews residing in the United States, they constitute a mere two percent of the population, in Israel with a slight numerical advantage; the Jews are a whopping three-quarters of the populace. The Jewish People have had a consistent presence in Jerusalem and throughout the Shomron until after the 1948 war and Jordan evicted each and every Jews stealing their land and appropriating it to the Jordanians who they forced to relocate into these regions, an International crime. But, once again, when people decide to hate and blame others for their misfortunes and often self-inflicted difficulties, their chosen target will be the Jewish People simply for no other reason beyond old habits die-hard and will morph from being the view of the paleo-conservatives but is now pouring ever more quickly and in fierce torrents from the leftists. The new face of anti-Semitism can be found in the woman’s movement, with Louis Farrakhan, with the newly elected Muslims, particularly the Sudanese claiming they are Palestinian refugees, and they have likely been added to some lists so as to legitimize the claims. That is how much of this new version of an old hatred starts and it will only grow worse. There is an optimistic view, worse is better than some times from the history of the Jewish People, especially during the times the Greeks demanding the Jews forget Torah as they banned its use and went further in banning circumcision. This has been a trend in Europe along with making ritual slaughter illegal in other nations. These are all old tactics through which they make obeying Torah a crime and eventually the Jews will leave their faith, or they leave the region with such laws. Either way, these actions allow for segregation of the Jews by other means. These are the less than subtle moves to force Judaism from Europe once more which will only serve to be the final fall of Europe into darkness with their Jews all deported or having left of their own volition. Will the United States follow? Perhaps they might right along with Canada, and then the world shrinks if you are a Jew.

 

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