Beyond the Cusp

September 21, 2015

Middle East News From the Other Perspective


With the waves of refugees and other various persons attempting to storm the fences and borders of Europe running into water cannons, hastily thrown up twelve foot fences, riot police, military forces and Heaven knows what other obstacles. It is like all of a sudden we have Apartheid Europe. The media have noted that Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Germany, who had pledged to give refuge to eight-hundred-thousand Syrian and other refugees, has thrown up every conceivable barrier assuring Germany is closed at the borders and probably had not even allowed eight-thousand, let alone eight-hundred-thousand, refugees across her borders. Many have probably asked themselves that all important question all things in the Middle East eventually come around to, what has Israel done and how can we place the blame on Israel and force them to take in every last refugee. Well, I will give the small amounts I can remember and then an opinion or two.


First-off; Israel has taken in hundreds, if not thousands, of injured people from the Syrian border without any question as to for which group, side, terror outfit, civilian, innocent or guilty or even member of Bashir al-Assad’s ever diminishing Armed Services and treated them all at no cost, nursed them back to full health or the closest point possible and returned them back over the border with a few very select minority which have remained here for reasons I am not privileged to know. We have been providing these services which include performing emergency operations, transport to the many different hospitals in order to provide the best possibility for survival and recovery, and even provided some degree of physical therapy where necessary. These services have been provided free of charge but far from free from costs as many of the wounded required multiple surgeries and extensive recuperation time which was necessarily provided under special conditions for the security of the patient and the State of Israel and her people. Needless to point out that each patient had to be kept separate from any other patient from the war-torn nation as it might prove detrimental to have two patients handed over the border for medical assistance housed in the same room or even near each other in a hospital even with a twenty-four hour per day guards on their room. We desired to mend these fellow human beings and taking such risks might have proven detrimental to such ends.


Hopefully there are not any out in the world who expect Israel to take any refugees in from the Syrian war or the Iraq war or especially the war with the Islamic State. We hope that those we have treated will not come back at some future date and make our investment in mending their wounds suddenly become detrimental to our own people’s health and happiness, but sometimes these are the chances one takes when being decent peoples. Israel is all too experienced in being on the losing end of humanitarian gestures throughout the millennia of our existence and in the four corners of the globe and everywhere inbetween. As far as Israel taking in refugees from the violence in Syria and the devastation which has resulted, Israel had offered some refuge to two tribes of Druze and have also granted them Israeli umbrella of protection warning that actions against these Druze, after consultation and determining they desire, Israel will provide all necessary assistance for their protection. There have been discussion about having the Israeli Druze population make offers to take in these Druze from Syria, an offer which was turned down as the Druze desire to remain in their ancestral home. As far as Israel allowing Syrian refugees to enter, such would first be destructive to Israeli society and second would be a security nightmare attempting to discern which were true refugees and which were terrorist plants or other subversive individuals who would prove to be a danger to the Israeli public.


In other news which we have noted, news reports were leading with most articles telling of the IDF airstrike in northern Gaza on a terror weapons storage warehouse. What was finally mentioned in the third or fourth paragraph was that three rockets were launched at Ashkelon, which would have struck the heart of the city if not for being intercepted by Israel’s miraculous Iron Dome system which successfully destroyed all three rockets, and could have easily resulted in heavy loss of life. These three rockets were the exclamation point on the drib-n-drab of one rocket every other or third day until this escalation. Of course there was little if any mention of the rocket fire over the past couple of weeks as such attacks have become an awkward form of normal and as long as the projectiles do not kill anybody or earn an Israeli retaliatory strike, they do not reach the level of being newsworthy as targeting Israelis is not all that exciting. Apparently, unless the news can lead with Israel launched an attack on poor and unfortunate innocent Gazans where fortunately nobody was injured, then there can be no article. Has anybody noticed that unlike the rockets, rock attacks, recent gunfire and firebombings, the Israeli attacks seldom cause any casualties unless there is a specific target such as a ranking Hamas or Islamic Jihad terrorist who is in the process of planning or training a terror squad for an attack. This is oddly intentional and makes Israel one of the few, if not only, nation to go to extreme lengths to not even have attacks which kill terrorist forces if at all possible and mainly target terror structures and supplies and almost always in the wee morning hours when all the terrorists are home sleeping soundly in their beds.



Memorial erected to commemorate the life of slain hiker Danny Gonen three weeks after its unveiling the slab for has been defaced by Arab vandals.

Memorial erected to commemorate the life of slain hiker
Danny Gonen three weeks after its unveiling the slab
for has been defaced by Arab vandals.



First item which is as shocking as it is disgusting was the desecration of the memorial erected to commemorate the life of slain hiker Danny Gonen three weeks after its unveiling the slab has been defaced by Arab vandals shown in the above image. There have been many recent rock attacks with on particular assault one Rosh Hashanah evening in Jerusalem which resulted in the murder of Alexander Levlovitz age 64 who lost control of his vehicle after a cinderblock sized boulder smashed through his windscreen. Meanwhile, the world including the Arab League, the King of Jordan, the Royals of Saudi Arabia, numerous United Nations officials and the same expected Western officials from NGOs and other Western entities including select governments have been complaining about the criminal violence and rioting on the Temple Mount. The facts are meaningless as almost unilaterally the demands have been for Israel to take steps to end the violence on the Temple Mount, the city of Jerusalem and the entirety of Judea and Samaria. They claim that Israel is responsible for the violence and must therefore end the violence. What has been left out on this miscarriage of justice and ignorance of the facts is the accepting blindly the Islamic accusations that Israel is responsible for all the violence and only Israel can correct the problems which will end these ever increasing waves of violence. Let’s take each of the areas of violence one at a time working from the large to the most specific.


The violence in Judea and Samaria has the widest range of events. These incidents are laughingly referred to as rock throwing. These projectiles are to rocks what the Saturn Five Moon launch vehicle is to a roman candle. These are rocks varying in size from as small as a hardball to as large as cinderblock and these are simply the thrown varieties. Those which are dropped from bridges are considerable larger. Also included in these “rocks” are firebombs, read Molotov Cocktails, which vary in size from twelve ounce bottles to as large as two liter or even larger bottles filled with various flammable liquids, some thickened to allow them to stick to the targets and light them on fire. These projectiles almost universally target vehicles with Israeli license plates. The people hurling these projectiles are Arab youths between age ten to twelve to well into adult ages up to even over thirty. There are also numerous tactics used in delivering these rock and firebombs with one using blocks the size of one to two cinderblocks but solid rock have likely the most imaginative method where a lookout stands around a corner looking for a likely target, preferably a vehicle with Israeli license plates and a family riding inside. When the lookout sees a preferable target they call their accomplices who are at the far end of a straight piece of road leading to the curve in the road with a hill or buildings which conceal their approach. They then accelerate attempting to reach maximum speed a short distance from the curve and the Arabs in the back of the pickup truck then hurl the rather large rock or group of smaller rocks and a firebomb or two and then make the turn at the curve, pick up their accomplice and disappear after making a maximal damaging assault. It was such an attack which injured Adele Biton causing her massive brain damage. She was almost three at the time of the attack and lived to see her next birthday and was given a party at the hospital where they had been using surgeries and physical therapy in an effort to save her young life. Adele Biton finally succumbed to her injuries within a year or so after the initial injury in a rock attack.


Adele Biton was almost three at the time of the attack and lived to see her next birthday and was given a party at the hospital where they had been using surgeries and physical therapy in an effort to save her young life. Adele Biton finally succumbed to her injuries within a year or so after the initial injury in a rock attack.

Adele Biton was almost three at the time of the attack and lived to see her next birthday and was given a party at the hospital where they had been using surgeries and physical therapy in an effort to save her young life. Adele Biton finally succumbed to her injuries within a year or so after the initial injury in a rock attack.



Moving to Jerusalem the attacks include rock attacks though the tactic of using vehicles to deliver larger rocks is almost unknown. Instead there are more rock attacks, rock ambushes, rioting, muggings, firebombings and recently shootings. There are rock ambushes used against parties entering the Mount of Olives Cemetery by the Arabs attending the Arab Schools at the top of a wall overlooking the main road leading into and out of the cemetery. There have been recent ramping of the violence in Jerusalem with shootings and Molotov Cocktails utilized in attacks between neighborhoods with Arabs victimizing Jewish residents the main direction of the assaults. There have been the uses of vehicles to strike at people waiting at train and bus stations. It was an assault within the confines of Jerusalem which caused the death of Alexander Levlovitz age 64 over the past week as well as starting one home on fire. The same kinds of attacks are daily occurrences on the Temple Mount. The Arabs have been instructed to make visiting the Temple Mount near impossible and make it into a horrific experience instead of a positive and spiritual experience. There are screaming crowds of women and men who flock surrounding Jews who ascend to the Temple Mount destroying any enjoyment. These demonstrations are under orders and financing which include Jordan and Saudi Arabia and other Arab and Islamic forces. These same forces and commanders who are giving the go ahead to assault Israelis with terrorism are the same sources with the complaints that Israel is to blame, something the world, especially Europeans, lap up like a sponge and water. These demands for Israel to put an end to the rioting on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and beyond are a collection of bald faced deceitful lying political entities attempting to garner world support for pushing Israel from the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and eventually the Middle East. They know their entire front is as false as they come and that if the world would approach these accusations honestly the Arab forces would not have a leg to stand upon. The actual target of these forces, both the perpetrators and the supportive forces from around the world is the death of every last Jews on the planet and they will not stop until they have driven the Jews into a small enclave and arranged for the annihilation of those within the enclave. That is their minimum demand and their demands only become more shrill and all-encompassing of all things anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and ultimately anti-Semitic. The only way to end their campaigns of lies is for the Israelis to use whatever force required and drive them from our rightful lands as per every treaty and having precedence over every argument which can all be found with simple searches and are things either we have already covered or will do so in the not too distant future. In the meantime please know that the left is not the friend of Israel or those who treasure Hashem and believe in Heaven as the left has no room for such people and would have them arrested and shot if they could.


Overnight we had a series of events which, though tragic, could have been far worse. Under the cover of early morning darkness two-thousand Jews were escorted in armored transport (busses) by IDF security forces to pray at Joseph’s Tomb (Kever Yoseph) located in Shechem (Nablus), Samaria. They went to pray and honor one of the greatest Bible figures and whose tomb, a shrine, originally was presumed to be left under Israeli control. The necessity of such precautions such as armored busses and IDF escorts became necessary after Palestinian rioting and organized assaults drove the IDF and Israelis from the entire town and then desecrated Joseph’s Tomb burning the entire contents and collapsing the dome. During that firefight in Shechem an IDF soldier was injured and the Palestinian Fatah gunmen took up positions guarding the injured soldier refusing to allow for his retrieval or treatment watching for hours as the young man slowly bled to death. Since then Kever Yoseph has been destroyed regularly and rebuilt by IDF and religious Jews. This morning we can add additional violence to the events at Joseph’s tomb as, while guarding the worshipers, approximately sixty Palestinians launched an assault on the tomb hurling rocks firebombs and other projectiles as well as rolling burning tires into the compound injuring one soldier but fortunately none of the worshipers. The young soldier was evacuated to a hospital for further treatment. While looking at the images of the desecration of Kever Yoseph, a defilement not worthy of international outrage or even a mention by the mainstream media, imagine what the front page pictures across the world would show if the same was done to the al-Aqsa Mosque.



Destroyed Josephs tome after Palestinian assault and the tortured death of IDF soldier Palestinians allowed to bleed to death



Prayers offerred at Kever Yoseph



Beyond the Cusp


March 15, 2015

Palestinian Arab Assassination Incitement

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What would be your reaction if I now explained that this is about Israeli settlers placing wanted dead or alive posters of Mahmoud Abbas and other leaders in the Palestinian Authority around their areas inciting for these people to be targeted for assassination. You would immediately condemn these acts as depraved and illegal to be roundly condemned by every sane and rational society and that the people responsible to be arrested and tried for being accessories instigating violence and for violating the human rights and a litany of other offenses. What would be your reaction if instead of posting such tacky posters it was reported that they had placed an exhibit as part of an exhibit on Judea and Samaria a picture of Marwan Hasib Ibrahim Barghouti sitting in a prison cell with rifle site bullseye on his head and another in the middle of his chest. Again you would be rightfully enraged at such a grievous act of inhumanity and demand the people responsible to be arrested. If any of these were to be true I would not only be joining you in your calls for people to be arrested for such vapid displays of inhumanity and criminal instigation expressed as some warped and weird form of art but actually merely expressing a hate-filled inhumane message which should lead to arrests of the people responsible for the entire exhibit and the authors or artists responsible for this and such display to await trial on charges of hate crimes and assaults on the human rights of another human being, I would be trumpeting the call for trials for acts violating the human rights of Marwan Barghouti. Fortunately such exhibits or posters are not the case and would very likely never be the case and should such distasteful exhibits and behaviors ever be exhibited by the settlers or any other Israeli, they would be arrested by the Israeli police and put on trial for their heinous deeds and the offending pieces removed from public display.



Yehuda Glick assassination exhibit at new exhibition on "Jerusalem" at the An-Najah University in Shechem (Nablus) made up of anti-Israel incitement, expressed through pictures and other displays.

Yehuda Glick assassination exhibit at new exhibition on “Jerusalem” at the An-Najah University in Shechem (Nablus) made up of anti-Israel incitement, expressed through pictures and other displays.



But such acts have been placed on display including the pictured above piece which is an actual depiction of Yehuda Glick in an assassination display at new exhibition on “Jerusalem” at the An-Najah University in Shechem (Nablus) consisting of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist incitement exhibits expressed through pictures and other displays. This exhibition includes the assassination display and comes a mere five months after Yehuda Glick was shot at point-blank range receiving four bullets into his torso leading to his extended treatment in the hospital where he received numerous surgeries to repair the damage and save his life. This disgusting call for further targeting of Yehuda Glick for assassination comes only weeks after Yehuda Glick was finally released from hospitalization and having regained normal body function which was in itself a true and real miracle, Baruch HaShem. The shooter, we should say assassin except for his failure, Baruch HaShem, was sent by Islamic Jihad who desired Yehuda Glick murdered because of his actions to permit Jews their right to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and currently under the supervision of the Jordanian Waqf which forbids all prayer other than Muslim. This ban also is applied to Christians and other religions and not just Jews though their application and enforcement is strongest against Jews. One might believe that the Arabs Muslims who make up the Jordanian supervision are afraid that Jewish prayers coming from the Temple Mount which was the site of the first two Temples would have special treatment and be heard by G0d receiving immediate fulfillment and since such prayers might invoke the desire for the rebuilding of the Temple that such might produce a completed Temple falling out of the sky and replacing Islamic buildings. If only such would occur showing the might of G0d and His love for the Jewish People and through the performance of such a great and unmistakable miracle, have it understood that this miracle was for all Jews throughout the world calling upon them to return to the lands G0d gave us after he took us from the house of bondage in Egypt. Such a miracle would make belief that the Covenant with the Jewish People still exists and is as real and miraculous today as it has ever been and that this miraculous act of great love by G0d would make His continued performance of the greatest magnitude showing love for the Jewish People and preparing Israel for the coming. It was for protesting for the Jews right to pray upon the Temple Mount for which Yehuda Glick has been targeted for assassination and anyone who is able to murder Yehuda will be celebrated as having committed some great and noble act and there will be dancing in the streets in Nablus and throughout the Palestinian Arab areas of Gaza and Judea and Samaria (West Bank) accompanied by music and the handing out of sweet cakes and candies. Such are the kind of acts which are celebrated amongst the Arabs. These societal laudable moments revolve around murders of Israelis, especially Jews.


Imagine if as depicted at the beginning of this article that such exhibits were placed on display in some small but well-known museum; say the hall of Middle Eastern Studies of Tel Aviv University which they use to sponsor displays pertaining to historic and modern-day exhibits included pictures of well-known Arab Muslims from Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad, even terrorists who had the blood of numerous Israelis on their hands, with targets on their chests and heads calling for their assassination. The media throughout the world and the heads of states of European and other Western nations, the Arab League, the United Nations, Russia, China, and probably all the nations in Asia and Africa would all be denouncing Israel and placing complete trade embargoes on Israel until those responsible for such crimes against humanity and complete disregard for human lives as well as hate crimes against the Palestinian Arabs and their leaders who were so mercilessly targeted in the exhibits and the museum curator and other heads of departments and the President and other officers of Tel Aviv University had all been indicted, tried, found guilty and given decades if not centuries of time in prison for such a heinous display of tasteless and dehumanizing displays. Yet with similar such displays being sponsored and offered for public viewing by An-Najah University in Shechem has yet to raise so much as a ripple of effect across the world with a complete absence of protest from the usually sensitive Europeans, the ever-aware and responsive President of the United States, the presumed nerve-center for the world the United Nations or any leader, public figure, mainstream media figure, academic, human rights advocate or other normally so sensitive people, institutions, religious leader or nongovernmental organization has stepped up to condemn or even merely comment about this display of incitement to violence including the singling of one person for directed violence intending to depict a call for the assassination of an Israeli citizen and political human rights activist.


The propensity for the world to simply accept any hate-filled message, display, language, or even political act calling for violence and murder of Jews, not just Israelis but all Jews as is part of the Hamas charter, the Islamic Jihad charter and the PLO charter, the same PLO which changed its name but not its ends desired transforming their name to Palestinian Authority which absolved them of their previous sins and cleansed them of their terrorist roots, and to simply stand aside from such hate-filled vitriol and displays such as this An-Najah University presentation is simply astonishing in the most disgusting manner. You might ask for what do the world leaders and human rights defenders and activists wait for, and we will tell you. They wait for any Israeli reaction which they will then become incensed demanding the head of the Israeli or Jewish response calling for the removal of such offensive material especially the calls for Yehuda Glick to be targeted especially. Such calls for the termination of this display, if it were to be made by any Israeli or Jewish leader the world official conscience would respond with righteous indignation at the effrontery of an attempt to censor a rightful and deeply moving display of artistic and emotive presentations expressing the longing and love for Jerusalem which the Israelis and world Jewry are denying the Palestinians their rights to visit and pray at the Temple Mount (Palestinians refer to the Temple Mount as Haram al-Sharif الحرم القدسي الشريف‎) and who are denied a decent life or even peace which the Palestinians long for but are constantly denied such by the Jews. Never mind that the Palestinians and any Muslim is granted full rights to pray, visit, picnic, play soccer or any other activity and may utilize any of the gates to enter the Temple Mount while non-Muslims are restricted to a single gate, are searched for any offensive items such as religious books or symbols which are not Islamic and if Jewish kept for special treatment which includes open hostilities, denials of the right to pray, denial of any action which is detected and inferred to be religious such as moving one’s lips without speaking, speaking, looking skyward, kneeling, standing still, clasping one’s hands possibly holding one’s breath or breathing as well as being set upon and attacked for which the Jews who are being assaulted and are the obvious victims are removed from the Temple Mount, not the offending Muslims and Palestinians.


With such reinforcement of their rioting being sufficient reason to close the Temple Mount to Jewish visitation and assaulting any Jews who do ascend to the holiest place in all of the world for Jews, the Jewish police will remove the Jews as the Jordanian Waqf had defined rioting Muslims as being rooted to having been instigated by any Jewish presence on their holy land which the Jews are to be deprived despite its sacred importance to Jews. Eventually the assaults and other acts of intolerance by the Islamic world will cause a reactive eruption which will bring everything to a critical boiling point and the results of such are impossible to predict. Should there ever be an assault whereby rockets rain down unabated and not intercepted causing a number of the tallest buildings to burn or even be destroyed toppling them into heaps of ruinous twisted steel and broken glass infused with hundreds or even thousands of victims corpses beneath the rubble, then the reaction will be beyond imagination but it will bring the end to any claims by the so-called and mythical Palestinian people, nation or rights and claims to any lands between the river and the sea. After such an unbearable loss, which would most likely be the eventual result of a peace treaty in which Israel would surrender and almost all of Judea and Samaria as well as East Jerusalem, all the way to the Green Line, with minor swaps of land by some formula; the cry for relief from such attacks merging with a promise of a permanent end would result in a war in which only one side would prevail. This inevitability would be far from the first incitement as that would be the publically displayed destruction put on Facebook and other social media of Kever Yosef (Joseph’s Tomb), Kever Rachel (Rachel’s Tomb) and numerous other Jewish Holy Sites including numerous Synagogues throughout East Jerusalem which have been rebuilt since the Six Day War. Another effrontery would be the refusal by the Palestinians to honor their agreement for Jews to be permitted to enter their areas to visit Holy Sites even the Western Wall, the Kotel. The assault with such a rocket barrage that it would prove beyond the abilities of Iron Dome Batteries to intercept every rocket and missile and too many would strike Tel Aviv and surrounding areas destroying many vital sites and buildings as well as an unacceptable number of slain civilians. The world would scream for Israel to hold their fire and to show restraint but even Tzipi Livni or Yitzhak Hertzog would be pressured to respond, though meekly and without any real change in the status quo, but such attacks would soon bring a heavy hand across the Palestinian lands wiping them clean and forcing those within to flee likely returning to their families’ original home nation never even considering a return to Israel. Such would bring finality to the peace process as it would produce an actual winner and that is the only solution which can be definitive as truth be told, either Israel is destroyed or the Arabs denied their beachheads in Judea, Samaria and Gaza as this is the real choice the Arab world and the Palestinians have defined as the only end. Actually the Arab world depicts the end of Israel as the only acceptable end, it is just they do not wish to provide their own forces and take casualties which fighting the IDF would produce, thus they invented the Palestinians to fight the war for them using guerrilla warfare and other means of asymmetrical warfare to wear Israel down to the point they simply surrender. “Never Again” means never again will Jews not have their nation and never again will the Jews be vulnerable to another genocidal maniac and their desire to rid the world of its Jews as has been tried and failed over the past four or five millennia, and it will not happen now, “Never Again!”


Beyond the Cusp


November 16, 2014

Ramifications of European Rush to Recognition of Palestinian State

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European nations are showing eager excitement over who will be the next nation to signal their approval for the formation of a Palestinian state despite any concerns for the ramifications or difficulties such may represent. This has been spurred by the Swedish government having formally recognized the Palestinian state. They are the third Western European nation to do so after Malta and Cyprus who had followed the lead of South American nations Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile and Peru. This has had the impetus to send ripples through the remainder of the European countries and with the obvious pressures and support for a Palestinian state being so ham-handedly pushed by recently appointed European Union Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini during her introductory weeks in her new posting. Who would have ever thought that Lady Catherine Ashton might be missed? The coming European rush to excitedly etch out their ‘principled stand’ for the recognition of a Palestinian state will rush headlong ignoring any potential ramifications or harms their actions may produce. These recognitions in many nations will simply be non-binding votes affirming the Parliamentary support for the formation of a Palestinian state as the necessary votes or support of the Prime Minister stand in the way of an actual binding recognition, though this is not universally true as proven in Sweden. Still, these votes will have an immediate effect across Europe and will only serve to quicken the anti-Semitic attacks which have been on the increase already on the continent. What has also been an interesting item to note is that some of these recognitions from South America are lacking in stating recognized borders or even naming a capital city for the Palestinian state they claim they recognize. This does leave such recognitions to be quite lacking in any means for enforcement, not that any of the European nations would be eager to send troops to enforce their recognitions either even if they did actually state what they desired for recognized borders and such. It will be an embarrassment when the inevitable cries come from Mahmoud Abbas and he appraises his ambassadors across the European continent to demand the nations who have so boldly recognized the Palestinian state provide troops to enforce the borders and sovereignty of that very same entity. What a pickle that will create as many European nations would be hard pressed to enforce their own borders, let alone anyone else’s borders.


Still, there will be other embarrassments which will result from this headlong rush to grant some form of recognition for any potential future Palestinian state other than soured relations with the already existent state of Israel. There will be a quickening of the lashing out against the European Jewish population which was already picking up momentum with, oddly enough, Sweden being amongst the most dangerous of places to be a Jew. French Jewish organizations are frantically warning the French government of this potential ramification should they follow through even with a symbolic recognition. There was an assault on a Jewish man in Antwerp, Belgium where, according to the European Jewish Congress, the attacker “ran towards two Hassidim who were on their way to the synagogue, stabbed one of them in the throat and got away.” This was simply the latest of the reported assaults upon European Jews who have been victims of being assaulted for no other reason other than their being Jewish. These assaults are only the tip of an iceberg which includes taunts, firebombing of Synagogues and Jewish schools, daycares, senior centers and other institutions across Europe. Similar anti-Semitic attacks as have occurred in Europe have also been reported, but to a lesser extent, in the United States and Canada. In Germany, the neo-Nazi ‘Die Rechte’ Party demanded Mayor Ullrich Sierau of the city of Dortmund provide them a list of the city’s Jews and the Jews living in its surroundings, along with their addresses, a request which was fortunately refused. There will be those within the European populations who will see these ratifications of Palestinian statehood as an assault on Israel and even interpret them as signaling the end of Israel and ratification for the end of Judaism and take actions onto themselves towards that end. These political acts cannot have a positive influence on the Jewish communities who already are facing increasing attacks and antagonisms as the evils of anti-Semitism have not only returned to Europe, but appear to be gaining general acceptance amongst certain entities and social groups which had previously remained under the radar and refrained from acting out of fear or simply the social stigma against open hatred or acts against Jews. These official governmental statements, even if only symbolic, will appear to be an approval for such groups to become more active and potentially emerge from their hidden backroom enclaves into the open public and even seek political representation no longer fearing any social stigma for their once forbidden hatreds.


There will be those who will want to claim that such fears are simply the attempt to influence against recognition of the Palestinian right to have their own state. The weird thing is that Israel has not been the primary obstacle to a Palestinian state, not originally and not since the 1967 war when Israel gained control of previously held Arab lands. Here is the history once again, this time in a bare bones look. In November of 1947 the United Nations General Assembly passed a non-binding referendum suggesting a partitioning of the remainder of the British Mandate into an Arab and a Jewish state. The Arab League refused this partition and went to war to eradicate Israel and failed. In 1964 Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas along with the assistance of the KGB formed the PLO which declared their intent to liberate Palestine which they defined as Israel as there were no ‘occupied lands’ other than the original state of Israel. In June 1967 Egyptian President Nasser along with Syria threatened Israel’s destruction after which came the Six Day War which Jordan then joined the attack on Israel in the second day and by its conclusion Israel gained control of the Sinai, Golan Heights, Gaza and the West Bank. Israel made peace with Egypt which surrendered Gaza to Israel. Israel made peace with Jordan who surrendered the West Bank to Israel who returned their ancient and historic names of Judea and Samaria. Subsequently, Yasser Arafat complained that Jordan had actually bequeathed the West Bank to the Palestinians, a claim the King of Jordan granted as he desired no confrontation with Palestinians as his nation has a majority Palestinian population. The United States pressured Israel into permitting the return of Arafat and his henchmen with the signing of the Oslo Accords. The Palestinians have never made any changes to their charters as required in the ratification of the Oslo Accords which technically means they Oslo Accords have actually been in a state of nullification and never actually enforceable. Should Israel press the matter the Oslo Accords would fold but at this date such would create a firestorm similar to what is building as a direct result of the charge from across Europe to reward Palestinian violence with a state. The main obstacle to the Palestinian having their own state has been the Palestinian leadership who demand that they will only accept a state if it includes all of Israel and unless their state includes the destruction of Israel they prefer to scream and commit violent acts in a terror war they believe will either drive the Jews from all the lands or the world will force the Jews to give them all the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Listen to the chants at the next rally for the Palestinians when it comes to your town or nearby college campus and you will hear this chant, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” What did you honestly think that meant?


Here is a dirty little secret, the entire world could ratify and recognize a Palestinian state with the 1949 Armistice Line* with East Jerusalem as its capital and that would not allow for the Palestinian state to be formed. Even should Israel finally give-in and agree and the Palestinians would make some claim which would prevent the formation of their state and, of course, blame Israel for the difficulty. They would lay claim to an additional piece of land or object to the stipulation that anybody be permitted to visit the holy sites within their lands or some other demand as it will always be something. The Palestinians have received offers to found their state in ninety-five percent of Judea and Samaria (West Bank), all of Gaza and with most of East Jerusalem as their capital city which was refused by Yasser Arafat resulting from the efforts of the Clinton Administration as part of the Camp David Summit and then in a desperate last minute effort by President Clinton himself in what was referred to as the Taba Summit. The European leaders and politicians should take a long hard look at the herculean efforts put forth by President Clinton who put more effort and placed his name directly upon the efforts going beyond any outside politician or head of state towards finding a solution only to be initially accepted by both sides only to have Yasser Arafat find some minutia he claimed to desire clarification and then to blow-up the entire effort in a pretend explosive upheaval over the explanation he received. Arafat knew exactly what he had agreed to when it was presented to him and to what I suspect is to be President Clinton’s credit, I believe he pretended the offer claiming he had not been able to force the Israelis to agree and was seeking to gain Arafat’s agreement of intention and full acceptance in order to further pressure the Israelis knowing full well that had Arafat known the Israelis had already agreed to the offer, that Arafat would have refused to accept the offer. Arafat agreed to the offer as he was convinced that the Israelis would never have accepted to grant him virtually any and everything he had ever demanded and assuredly they would refuse this offer, they had already agreed and had told President Clinton they would accept this deal if Arafat would. That placed Arafat in a tight spot as any Palestinian leader who ever accepted anything short of the destruction of Israel would be set upon and slaughtered by the very people they have taught and instilled a ravenous all-consuming hatred of Israel who would see such a deal as a betrayal of the highest order. That was the reason behind Arafat finding something which he demanded a full explanation and clarification despite having fully known the minutest of details as to what he had accepted, he was not a careless person who was oft to act without fully planning every little detail beforehand, and knew that accepting peace with Israel would have been the end of his life and he would have been murdered and disgraced forever held in highest contempt by the Palestinian people and much of the Arab world.


This is also what Abbas faces and why he will never accept any peace with Israel even if it has the appearances of having been force fed the Israelis against their will. In all honesty, if the Europeans could through their actions establish a final peace whereby the Palestinians accepted their statehood and forgot their hunger for the destruction of the Jewish state and the bloodletting they expect to fulfill upon their eventual victory over Israel and their conquest of the Jewish state, then the Israelis would likely thank the Europeans for managing the impossible. Thus far, every offer the Israelis have made to the Palestinians has had three points which they have completely rejected out of hand. These are the recognition of Israel as the state for the Jewish people, allowing freedom for all persons to visit the holy sites in Jerusalem (never mind the rest of Judea and Samaria which hold many of the holiest of sites for Judaism such as the Machpela, burial cave holding the burial of the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs outside Hevron, Joseph’s Tomb, Rachel’s Tomb and hundreds of other sites) including the Temple Mount, and to end all hostilities and consider the peace as a final peace between our peoples. Mahmoud Abbas has sworn that he will never allow for any end to the terror war against Israel until all of Palestine from the river to the sea has been liberated. The Palestinians do not desire a state living next to the Israelis in peace and security, they demand their state instead of Israel and demand that their state replace Israel and that the Jews be destroyed or delivered back into exile, except for Hamas whose charter states their desire not only to destroy Israel and murder the Jews within but to then continue and murder the Jews throughout the world and finally to spread their version of Islam across the entire world under their rule. There really is no difference between the goals set by Hamas and those claimed by ISIS despite the desire of so many in the Western world to try and differentiate between the terror war against Israel and the terror war they face. So, go ahead Europe and try to placate the growing monster which you have nurtured within your borders, but be warned, they are not able to be placated and will not rest until they are dancing on the grave of Europe as you know it. Once upon a time Europe knew who they were and what the world required for them to remain who they were, no longer apparently as they have become a shell of their former selves. In the various states of society, armies are recruited from very different motives. If I may, a question posed and an answer offered. What will it take to propel the civilized to stand and protect that which civility has fashioned, built and established, from a code of conduct to buildings scraping the skies and roads beyond the horizons leading to wonders on every shore? For the answer, a quote from Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II, Chapter XVII. “Barbarians are urged by the love of war; the citizens of a free republic may be prompted by a principle of duty; the subjects, or at least the nobles, of a monarchy, are animated by a sentiment of honor; but the timid and luxurious inhabitants of a declining empire must be allured into the service by the hopes of profit, or compelled by the dread of punishment.”


Beyond the Cusp



* There is no such monstrosity as the 1967 border and only the armistice lines which when agreed upon after the failed war to annihilate the nascent Jewish state the morning after her founding was delineated to be the demarcation of the front lines at the noon hour of the last day set for the war by the United Nations. The Arab League and Arab nations in the armistice made one particularly unusual demand that the armistice lines would never be used to form a border for the Jewish state, ever. This was their way of being able to continue to claim there was no actual state of Israel because it did not have one of the necessary requirements for an actual state, a defined border. This is what is behind their insistence to this day that Israel does not exist, that and wishful thinking. (see Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States)



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