Beyond the Cusp

August 23, 2018

Jordanian and Israeli Negotiations Will Fail

 

The presumed upcoming negotiations to redraw the lines between Jordan and Israel splitting up the former West Bank which Israel liberated from illegal Jordanian occupation during the Six Day War when Jordan entered the war, despite Israel pleading for them to remain neutral, almost a day after the actual conflict part of the war had started, resulted in their loss of the regions west of the Jordan River. Technically, this land reverting to Israel control should have been the end of the matter. The Arabs residing there with Jordanian citizenship, which was all of them, should have been repatriated into Jordan and everything ended and solved. The world saw things differently; Israel must not be permitted to be victorious and the laws of nations where a nation which gains lands in a defensive war, which the war with Jordan most definitely fits the definition, may retain such lands and even more-so when retaining such regions provides a natural defensive barrier which the Jordan Valley most definitely meets as a requirement. This becomes even more valid when one also takes into consideration that the original border proposed by the British and presumably enforceable under International Law between the Jewish State and the Arab State (Jordan) was to be the Jordan River. Read the San Remo Conference, then the League of Nations Mandate and the Churchill White Papers, which guaranteed the border as the Jordan River. All of this has nothing to do with why the negotiations between Jordan and Israel will fail, if they even are to be permitted in the first place.

 

President Trump has this huge Western societal blind spot when it comes to Islam and, particularly, the Arab forms of Islam which unfortunately includes Iran despite the Persian population’s desire to be excluded from their current society and desire in large part to return to their former religion of Zoroastrianism. President Trump is deeply versed in the Western ideal of The Art of the Deal, if you will pardon the unavoidable use of his book title. He has no idea about the Arabian and Islamic concept that the world is divided into two spheres, Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harab, the world of Islam which lives in peace as it has been perfected and the world of war which has yet to have been forced to submit to the superiority of Islam and requires being conquered. This results in their believing that Islam is superior in all ways including the regions of ideas, science, thought and especially warfare. Further, they believe that Allah would never permit any lands that had once fallen to Islam to ever be ruled by any leadership which is not Islamic in nature. Even diving deeper, the Jews are cast in the Quran as inferior beings who are, at best, hardly truly human and are to be hunted and destroyed by Islam as it is the will of Allah. These ideas are found in greater variants and extreme hate in the Medina verses of the Quran which have abrogated anything sweet and loving which may have been found in the Mecca Quran which was written earlier. An introduction to the contrast between the Mecca and Medina Quranic Verses can be read at the link with numerous further readings included in many of the comments. One fairly well-known verse of condemnation of the Jews is included in the Hamas Charter which goes, “The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: ‘O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.” All of what Islam stands behind is completely abrogated by the existence of Israel, and as such, Israel must be completely and utterly destroyed of its Jewish influence and the Jews killed or completely subjugated. This is why peace is completely out of the question and thus none of the Arab nations are permitted under the Arab League to make peace with Israel. Egypt was suspended from the Arab League from 1979 through 1989 due to their making a peace with Israel.

 

This leads people to ask if the Arab League has altered their hateful positions concerning Israel as they did not expel or suspend Jordan for making peace with Israel and permitted Egypt to return as a member. The answer is a definitive no. They altered their means for the destruction of Israel as they realized that pitting Israel against the entirety of the Arab World made Israel David and the Arab World as Goliath and thus Israel was too easily seen sympathetically. Thus, when Jordan made their peace with Israel, they relegated their illegally possessed lands west of the Jordan River to Israel. They then claimed they released their claims only to the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian claims changed from claiming all the lands west of the Jordan except the region possessed by Jordan to demanding a state in the lands formerly held by Jordan. This slowly morphed into Israel conquered the lands possessed by Jordan actually from a state called Palestine, a complete and total mythical imaginative place clearly made of pure political cloth. Through this transformation, the Arab World supported the Palestinian cause with funding and weapons along with great amounts of propagandized fabricated untruths. Their propaganda resulted in today many people echoing the fallacy that Israel actually conquered the nation of Palestine which existed in the regions of the Shomron and Gaza, the two regions illegally held by Jordan and Egypt from 1948 through to the June 1967 Six Day War when Israel liberated these regions which were legally set aside by the League of Nations Mandate system which was later taken on for enforcement by the United Nations through Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Suddenly, Israel became Goliath and the Palestinians were the new David. The Arab League began a boycott of Israel enforced on every member nation. This boycott of Israel became through propagandized inventions to the current BDS Movement used to attempt and force nations and companies to join the formerly purely Arab boycott of Israel.

 

Israeli and Jordanian Flags

Israeli and Jordanian Flags

 

Back to the presumed coming negotiations which will be held between Israel and Jordan where their borders will be redrawn once more with Jordan taking political and security control of the Palestinian Arab regions in the Shomron with Israel presumably being allowed to retain some of the Shomron region and this will bring peace. How such could occur will be based upon the recent op-ed article in the Jordan Times on August 12, 2018 by retired Jordanian Ambassador and former editor of the Jordan Times, Walid Sadi, stating, “First of all, the unity of the West Bank with the East Bank was officially and constitutionally adopted on 24 of April 1950. No one disputes this fact. The Constitution of the country at the time was the 1952 Constitution, which stipulated in no uncertain terms that no part of the Kingdom shall be ceded, period. This provision makes the 1988 decision to cut off all legal and administrative relations between the two banks stopping short of ceding the West Bank to any side whatsoever. Any other interpretation of the 1988 political decision is absolutely untenable constitutionally.” Simplified, Jordan is now claiming that the lands of the Shomron which they renamed the West Bank still is legally claimed by Jordan and could not have been ceded to Israel or even the Palestinian Authority and thus still belongs to Jordan legally as far as the Jordanian government and their King are concerned.

 

With this established, or at least placed into the mix, this makes it now possible to have Israel and Jordan negotiate peace with no need to include the Palestinian Authority who have already stated in no uncertain terms that they refuse any negotiations which include the Trump administration or the United States, as the United States because of President Trump cannot be trusted as a neutral arbiter. President Trump has taken them at their word and has now attempted to include Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in place of the Palestinian Authority and thus allow for a final peace agreement to be molded. Initially, Jordan refused to enter into these negotiations demanding that President Trump take whatever necessary steps to placate Mahmoud Abbas, Saab Erekat, and the rest of the Palestinian Authority polity in order to reach an honest peace. Egypt and Saudi Arabia both stated they were willing to work with Israel in order to establish an honest peace providing the terms were satisfactory with the demands made by Mahmoud Abbas, Saab Erekat, and the Palestinian Authority polity. Translated, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are willing to be just as implacable as the Palestinian Authority. They were actually stating the proper and honest position of the Arab and Islamic worlds when it comes to peace with Israel, namely that they will accept any peace in which the Jews no longer are permitted to have power or hold political positions or any power. Egypt and Saudi Arabia both stated that the refugee situation would need to be dealt with adequately and to the satisfaction of the refugees. That is code for flooding Israel with five to eight million Arab Muslims refugees who have been taught to hate Jews to the point that they would instantly start murdering the Jews upon arrival within Israel, which is the sole solution which is considered acceptable despite the impracticality.

 

Obviously, President Trump has utilized threatened adjustments in the carrots and sticks promising to remove one and replace it with the other to bring the Jordanian leadership, King Abdullah II at the foremost, to negotiate with Israel and accept his initial plan. This does not in any way mean that such negotiations will proceed within any projected path expected by President Trump. The Jordanian representatives will very likely have some preceding demands for Israel to provide proof of their honest willingness for peace by giving up some concessions which the Jordanians will demand are necessary before anything else can begin. We predict that they will include but not be limited to their retaining complete control over the Temple Mount, Cave of the Patriarchs and other Jewish holy sites which they will claim are actually Islamic holy sites, demand continuity over the areas which they will retain, their capital city of the province as East Jerusalem, and very likely that the initial position be recognized that all of the contested lands actually and truly are property which belongs to Jordan, that anything Israel may receive will be because Jordan is willing to cede these territories and all lands under Jordanian control must be made Judenrein. These demands are actually a disguise of the exact determination they desire as the final peace and by having Israel agree to these as the initial positions, then all Jordan need is refuse every proposal and then at the end cash in these concessions and they will have regained all the lands they had lost in 1967 and can then resume shooting at Jews from East Jerusalem and any of the hilltops in the Shomron and things will return to the horrors of 1948 through 1967 when Israel liberated these lands. One can only pray that President Trump will flatly refuse to pressure Israel to make any of these concessions and in reality, Israel should take certain steps as soon as it appears that such negotiations are to be coming in the near future.

 

The very first thing that Israel must do is to eject the Jordanian Waqf which has slowly strangled out the rights which Jews and other non-Muslims used to have over time. Jews, Christians and anybody else were permitted to pray and freely enter and enjoy the Temple Mount after 1967. Over time, the Waqf has imposed rules slowly ever accelerating their restrictions as they found the Israeli government complacent to these changes. We have written about this subject numerous times including Enforced Status Quo Equals Anti Jewish Status,   History of Jerusalem and Status Quo Incompatible,   Just Try to Understand the Problem,   Temple Mount Is Not and Never Has Been at Status-Quo,   Time to Climb the Temple Mount for All People,   Temple Mount Status-Quo Not so Static Though also Status-Quo is not holy; the Temple Mount is Holy.  As you can tell, the Temple Mount and the creeping Sharia disguised as the status-quo has been a hot topic issue with us. The main thing to remember is that the entirety of these actions were facilitated by the Palestinian Authority but only at the direction of the Jordanian Waqf which answers to the leading Imams in Jordan, the Jordanian leadership and is directly answerable and directed by King Abdullah II himself. This is also the exact leadership which will be directing their negotiating team and who will sit in judgement and decide if any plan will actually be accepted.

 

The one item which is of upmost importance is that there be no preconditions, no Israeli concession demands permitted, and at no time should Israel be forced to accept any Jordanian demand just to continue the negotiations. If any of these items is permitted and accepted by President Trump or attempted to be foist upon Israel, Israel must take a page out of the Arab playbook and simply walk out of the negotiations and then face whatever pressures will come from virtually every direction. Israel must insist that peace cannot equal suicide and Israel will not permit the world to force her to return to the pre-Six Day War boundaries known also as the Green Line. An Israeli return to the Green Line would guarantee a new Arab Israeli War which would be kicked off by a barrage of various sized rockets raining down upon the greater Tel Aviv metropolitan area resulting in horrific destruction and tens if not hundreds of thousands possibly even millions. The death toll after an hour of rockets with payloads from as small as ten kilograms to a couple kilotons of high explosives with the larger payloads targeting the towers in central Tel Aviv causing numerous collapses, would decimate Israel. These are fifty story plus tall buildings, dozens of them, collapsing each one with many thousands working inside daily. This would also destroy most of the Israeli power generation and grid, possibly break containment on a number of nuclear power plants, destroy Ben Gurion International Airport and hundreds of civil aircraft from numerous nations across the world. They could also do grave damage to a number of the military airfields and much of the communications grid within Israel crippling the Israeli military response and ability to call up reserves and coordinate military responses. Yet, the Green Line as a final border between Jordan and Israel will be exactly what Jordan will demand and might not even be the final demands they could insist upon. The deal breaker will be what it has always been, the five to eight million Palestinian Arab refugees who are descendants mostly of the original six-hundred-thousand Arabs who deserted Israel at the behest of the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini, the Islamic leader for the Third Reich, friend of the top Nazi brass, commander of two SS Battalions in the Balkans and was in Berlin making broadcasts to the Arab world demanding for the Arabs to join the Nazis and assist them in cleaning the world of Jews by murdering every Jew in the Arab world. We admit that some were also cast from within Israel by the IDF largely due to their assisting the Arabs by attacking IDF positions and supply lines or permitting Arab special commando units to hide in their villages and carry out raids behind the lines. Some few were innocents, which is one of those horrors of war which are all but unavoidable.

 

In conclusion, the initial meeting will be difficult as the Jordanians will most definitely demand that Israel make concession and accept certain preliminary truths from which the negotiations will begin. It is possible that President Trump will pressure Israel to accept these preconditions and possibly even make some of the concessions assuring Prime Minister Netanyahu that these are just to get the negotiations started and if the negotiations fail, then these concessions and accepting of certain preconditions will be voided. The truth, no matter what President Trump promises, once Israel makes any concessions and accepts any preconditions, they will be made permanent by the United Nations, the European Union, the Arab League, and probably 135 of the nations from the General Assembly. This apparent tidal wave backing the position that once Israel gave its word, no matter any idiotic promises from President Trump, they must become permanent because the nations will insist that with negotiations all concessions and accepted preconditions are a permanent set of principles. They will claim that there are no take backs once you leave the schoolyard playground and just because President Trump still believes in schoolyard rules does not mean that the rest of the world accepts such. Then come the condemnations of President Trump and Israel berating both until they collapse accepting the reality that Israel lost, boo-hoo.

 

When the eventual result of forcing Israel back to the Green Line, this will be the sole result that any Arab entity will accept if they are being generous. The other reality is any peace which the Arab world makes with Israel will not be a guarantee in any form that peace has been attained as long as there exists a Jewish State. The real and only final peace with Israel is the peace of the grave, simply because the Arabs believe that these lands were once Arab and Islamic so they must remain Arab and Islamic and if the Jews desire to reside in these lands, they are welcome to become Dhimmis living under Islamic rule for as long as the Arab masters are comfortable. Should the Arabs become uncomfortable with the Jews in their presence, they would be free to slaughter them and under Sharia such is perfectly legal. Isn’t it fun playing in the Arab and Islamic mind and so simply marvelous. We truly wish the Muslims who desire peace and acceptance of others had even the slightest chance of ever transforming Islam as Christianity transformed during the Reformation. We can hope, but the truth is that Islam had their reformation from which the concept of abrogation was adopted placing the Medina verses as superior to the Meccan verses, as we referred to above with a link giving an introductory explanation. These verses were far more violent and exclaimed the superiority of Islam over all other faiths and Sharia as the end set of rules for the entirety of the world which inevitably would fall to Islam and all would be subjugated surrendering to Allah. These verses also further made Allah as preferring Muslims and abjuring all others. This was the result of the first Islamic reformation which also places all followers of Islam to fit in one of three spheres. The holiest and highest sphere were those who took up Jihad and were the warriors who would conquer the world, the next circle were those who financed these wars of conquest and the final and lowest circle were those who assisted the Jihadists by hiding them, granting them shelter and providing the necessary needs of the moment while the Jihadists were preparing their attack. Any Muslim not placing themselves somewhere in support of Jihad were to be considered almost acting as seriously against true Islam as an apostate and were to be treated such that they would suffer similar fates.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

August 3, 2017

Temple Mount Show and Tell the Truth

 

Three Arab terrorists entered the Temple Mount followed briefly later carrying a satchel with fully automatic weapons and one pistol (see video below). They use al-Aqsa Mosque to exchange the weapons and then another mosque in which they change clothing making themselves ready for their attack. When entering the Temple Mount they wear light clothing so as not to raise suspicions wearing heavy clothing. The jackets used to conceal the weapons were likely in the same satchel as the weapons. They put on their jackets used to conceal their weapons until they launch their attack, their design was to murder Jews, to commit Arab terror (no longer will BTC use the term Palestinian in reference to these murderous terror prone groups and will reserve it for the true Palestinian Arabs of the Jordan Opposition Coalition (JOC) headed by Mudar Zahran).

 

 

The next video is what followed, the Arab terror assault on two police guarding one of the areas just off the Temple Mount, a relatively narrow passage with little room to move to escape the automatic fire. The attack murders two police and injures a third police officer (see video below). The two police officers were Druze, not Jews as the terrorists were hoping to murder, and are just as mourned as any Jewish officer for they are also our brave youth. This was the reality faced by Israel and the people desired, demanded, action from their government. The ability to use the Temple Mount for terrorist attacks and infiltration with weapons had to be prevented as such actions threaten every Jew throughout Israel and all feel the possible threats.

 

 

This was what brought the instillation of magnetometers at the entrances in order to prevent anyone from taking weapons up onto the Temple Mount. These scanners were placed outside the Temple Mount entrances, not inside so as not to change the atmosphere on the Temple Mount. The Arabs rioted because they demand to have the right to carry weaponry onto their sacred grounds and possibly stash arms in numbers inside al-Aqsa. This would simply be an escalation as not that long ago the Arabs stored rocks of throwing size and other objects including Molotov Cocktails which used to be employed to attack police on the Temple Mount in the last round of riots (see image below). This is the inside of the precious and most holy of places for Muslims in Jerusalem, presumably the third holiest city in Islam currently (that denotation changes as history unfolds), the al-Aqsa Mosque. This is a place that the Arabs demand that Israeli police must never be permitted to enter, as that would defile the sanctity. The pile of rocks apparently does nothing to the sanctity.

 

al-Aqsa Mosque Rock Pile for Rioting

al-Aqsa Mosque Rock Pile for Rioting

 

That was the picture inside the al-Aqsa Mosque a few year ago after Mahmoud Abbas demanded that Arabs protect the sanctity of the al-Aqsa Mosque when he first used the video he made, the same video which was released again just over two weeks ago on July 19 in our article Rebroadcast of Abbas is Declaration of War where we warned that another round of violence was being readied. The murder of the two police and the murder of three members of a family and the severe wounding of a fourth attacked while having a celebratory Shabbat dinner after the birth of a grandson discussed by us in our article It is a War and the War Claimed Four More Victims. Now we would like to do a thought experiment. No, don’t fret, we promise that it will be an easy thought experiment. Remember the picture above of the weapons, the throwing rocks, in the al-Aqsa Mosque. Replace each rock with one of the items below which were the new weapons smuggled onto the Temple Mount, into the al-Aqsa Mosque and then used to murder the two Israeli police officers (see picture below). Imagine what would happen with a riot breaking out on the Temple Mount and hundreds of Arab young men and women storming out from the al-Aqsa Mosque into Jerusalem murdering as they swarm across the city’s western business districts. Perhaps Prime Minister Netanyahu desires preventing just such a result by placing the detectors outside the entrances to the Temple Mount. Should something like this actually happen and the Israelis manage to prevent a worsening situation resulting in close to or over one hundred Arab deaths, the world media would run headlines which would resemble this, “Israeli Response Kills Hundreds of Arabs in Jerusalem,” and you would read until the fourth or fifth paragraph out of seven, eight or at most nine before you would find reporting that it was a response to Arabs attacking Israelis. The words which would never make it into their reporting would include, but not be limited to, Israeli defenders, Arab terror, or anything else which would clear the picture and illustrate that it was not an Israeli attack where the Arabs were on the defensive but actually the opposite, an Arab mass terror attack initiated from the al-Aqsa Mosque with hundreds of armed Arabs storming the western end of Jerusalem murdering all they encounter until stopped by the Israeli emergency response. Why the world, especially leftists in the media, will blame Israel, as they have in every previous such event, is a question which can have only one answer, anti-Semitism.

 

Military Type Weaponry used in Police Murderous Assault from Temple Mount

Military Type Weaponry used in Police Murderous Assault from Temple Mount

 

Now we can proceed to discuss briefly the reason the riots in Jerusalem, Hevron, in Judea and Samaria as well as in Amman, Jordan around the Israeli Embassy where a Jordanian worker stabbed an Israeli embassy guard with a screwdriver and was shot dead. The guard who shot the attacking workman was arrested by Jordan and then the real threats began. King Abdullah II then contacted the ever-ready Europeans and United States State Department claiming, that should the situation with Israel destroy the sanctity of the Temple Mount with their equipment, metal detectors and all the cameras, his kingdom might erupt and overthrow him; and he asked that they assist him in restoring the peace Israel was threatening both in Jordan and the Arab areas in Judea and Samaria. He added an addendum for the United States claiming that Jordan, under his rule and only his rule, is vital and necessary for the Trump Doctrine against terrorism will fail with devastating consequences should he be overthrown and the rioting threatened just such a consequence. Europe does not require all that much to demand Israel surrender to the Arabs at every turn. Proof comes in the buildings built for the Arabs, which all have European Union flags placed in an emblem detailing their construction and purpose, to change realities on the ground in Area C and force Israel to surrender all the lands liberated in the Six Day War. The State Department of the United States used the threat to President Trump and his efforts started in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as their reason for pressuring Israel. Israel folded; there is nothing more to say about the result, Israel simply folded before world pressure.

 

We really hope that the Temple Mount does not become the central point and supply cache for a general revolt where arms and explosives smuggled onto the Temple Mount and stored in the al-Aqsa Mosque and other Islamic buildings spread throughout the Temple Mount. The work such as the attack which took the lives of the two police officers and the other which took the lives of three members of the Salomon family (Yosef Salomon age 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon age 46, and son Elad Salomon age 36) was that of a small group and of limited scope not expected to destroy the nation of Israel. What would be far worse would be a planned assault with grand and devastating objectives. We do not desire placing ideas in anybody’s head, but the Temple Mount had been utilized before to smuggle arms and explosives but fortunately, there has never been an organized use of such smuggling to arm an uprising with the intent of overthrowing the Israeli governance since the Second Intifada. What is unfortunate is another intifada is exactly what we expect unless security measures are returned to the entrances, every entrance, of the Temple Mount. We fear that the murders of the Salomon family and the police officers and the ensuing rioting against increased security, the metal detectors may not have even been foreseen and ended up being an added and obvious alteration around which to rally the Arab protests. Now all surveillance has been removed and that, we believe, was the intent of the riots both in Israel and in Jordan and now the Waqf will likely try to harass the remaining Israeli police forcing them from manning the entrances at least every Friday.

 

Friday may become the critical day used by the Arabs to smuggle their provisions for whatever they are planning and the world will attempt to force Israel to remain as vulnerable as possible. What will be so devastating is another intifada will very possibly be a final straw and the end of Arab hopes to force Israel to surrender even an inch of land for them to make anything. Friday is the day when the greatest numbers of Muslims attend services around mid-day, hear a riveting and stirring sermon often about supremacy of Islam, the messiah (the Mahdi) will only come when Muslims kill the Jews and often the immediacy for individual Muslims to work to bring the Mahdi as their acts may prove vital to their savior’s arrival. Friday has been the day of the week when offensives are often began which has often been the case in many of the Arab Spring revolts which toppled a number of Arab leaders and started the Syrian multifaceted warfare. It was a Friday when Saudi Arabian forces stood firm preventing an uprising in their nation. It was Friday, March 14, 2011, when those same Saudi Arabian Troops put down the uprising which had started earlier that day after services in Bahrain intending to overthrow the Saudi friendly Monarch. It was Friday, September 29, 2000, on which day the Second Intifada began with rioting on the Temple Mount replete with rocks, rods, bats and other handheld weapons which eventually led to, according to B’Tselem reports, one-thousand-fifty-three Israelis were killed and many reports claim tens of thousands of Israelis being injured with many receiving life-altering injuries. Magnetometers could prevent virtually all weapons from reaching the Temple Mount and cameras could warn of potential gathering of groups which could be a sign of impending troubles allowing for timely intervention. These were logical reactions to a situation which would be intolerable in any other civilized nation and should their leadership take similar measures after the murder of two police officers and three members of a family in their home at their dinner table. Israel, for some reason, taking the same steps which were taken internationally at virtually every international airport after the 9/11 terror strike in New York and Washington D.C. is not permitted the same response as the entire world demanded Israel leave her nation unprotected and vulnerable to terrorism and the murder of their innocents. No, Israel should take the courage and place these devices back where they will do the most good to protect their citizens and tell the world that her citizens, each and every one of them, be they Arab, Jew, Druze, Baha’I, Christian, Muslim or anything else, these individuals are more important than the opinions of every leader of every nation and Israel will serve to protect these precious denizens of Israel and they may as well not bother to say a word and just save their breath.

 

What Israel should do quietly and through political maneuvering would be to promote Jordan Opposition Coalition and a compromise that will permit King Abdullah II to remain with a nation while the Palestinians in Jordan are permitted to establish what the British denied them by forcing the Hashemite Family over them. Once the true Palestinian Arab State, which was supposed to be the reason for Jordan, has been established, they will be able to give their fellow Arabs the homeland in which to have self-rule. Mudar Zahran, the chairman of the JOC, has promised democracy and a home for all Arabs who wish to come and live in the new Palestine, the name he intends to give his new nation. Israel and President Trump would be wise to assist Mudar Zahran while guaranteeing King Abdullah II that there will be a nation of Jordan where he will remain the monarch, which is better than his uncle did in Iraq, and allow him to separate from a disgruntled majority of his people before there is an Arab Spring style revolt against his rule. This would be the smart route to ending the strife between the Arab populations of two nations and provide peace, even if it will come at the price of the dethroning of Mahmoud Abbas, a President in the twelfth year of his four-year term. Perhaps his retirement is well overdue.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

October 26, 2015

The Carefully Laid Plot Unfolds Slowly

 

The Third Intifada, what our Arab peace partners call the Stabbing Intifada, has been planned as the introduction to what they are plotting will be so much more. Their allies will gather over the coming months from places expected and some unforeseen. One of the first gatherings came this past week and instigated the abrogation of one of the few peace accords Israel has with her neighbors. Numbering over fifty, Bedouin leaders published a joint statement calling on Jordanian King Abdullah II to take on the task of building an army readying them to stand as the vanguard to take back Jerusalem. Arabi 21 news site quoted the statement accordingly, “Arab regimes in general, and the Jordanian regime in particular, have shirked their religious, national, and ethical responsibility towards the most important Arab and Muslim problem, the Palestinian problem. The events in the occupied land and at the al-Aqsa Mosque would not have happened if it wasn’t for the incompetence of governments and their actions in the service of the Zionists, Americans, and national enemies.”

 

 

Third Temple on Temple Mount Sharing with Dome of the Rock as equals

 

The statement proposed the Jordanian King assemble the “Return Brigade” from within the Arab refugee camps and displaced persons, a combination of the refugees grandchildren from the First Failed War to Annihilate Israelis both Jewish and Arab of 1948-9 with further candidates drafted from the camps of Syrian refugees augmented with new supporting brigades of Jordanian nationals and fully supported by the Jordanian military. Together the force should be applied to attack and conquer Jerusalem and the holy sites in the city, especially the al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock and the remainder of the holy places on al-Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount). The reason for building these brigades was to assure Israeli understanding that the campaign against them, the “Zionist enemy”, is truly ongoing and rather than a conflict over borders, it is a religious struggle for the restoration of Islamic Arab hegemony over all the lands and the complete defeat of the Zionist impostors who infect these Arab lands. The entirety of the struggle which has been continuous since before the turn of the last century and now covered over a century without end and will continue, according to many an Imam, Arab leaders and amongst many Muslims throughout the Middle East and beyond into Africa, until the Zionist Entity has been eradicated. One wonders how many of the over fifty Bedouin leaders will be sacrificing their tribespeople to this cause or are they demanding this task to be imposed only upon others. It would be nice to have a full understanding of exactly who and how many and from where the adversaries will be drafted and gathered once more on Israeli borders with the promise of extinction for the Jewish People even if only in Eretz Yisroel.

 

Many will see this story and pass it off as another stand alone and singular item not part of a greater whole, but in the end there are no stand-alone incidents in the end, just a series of chains of events that all too often become interwoven into a massive chain driving events which make for pivotal moments in history. Some of these events are unalterable and others are where mankind makes their own path. In the end we can only strive and pray that our efforts are towards that which we can change and often it is best to pretend that all is within our power to effect, after all, everything else will be as will be and all we could have done was our best. There will need to be far more events, some which will make the news but most will be hidden from view until, as it is always stated in Hollywood movies, too late.

 

 

Left side map depicts the division of the Promised Land amongst the tribes and right side map compares the modern promised land from the Jordan west to the Mediterranean Sea compared to the maximum of area during King David’s and King Solomon’s reigns.

 

 

Today was a blue ribbon day as another little piece of the puzzle came from Mahmoud Abbas as he and Jordanian King Abdullah II met with John Kerry to attempt to find ways of diffusing the ongoing violence on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem and throughout Israeli territory, within and outside the Green Line. Channel 10 in Israel reported Saturday night that the Arab Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is demanding Israel provide him significant political concessions in exchange for any efforts to stem the ongoing wave of Arab Palestinian terror. This all came about as a result of a series of meetings between Mahmoud Abbas with both United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordan’s King Abdullah Saturday on calming the tensions in the region. His first demand is the low hanging fruit and most obvious demand as Abbas has made this demand almost incessantly since the last set of steps of negotiating fell apart once the news that Abbas and the PA delegation were planning on terminating all contact with Israel immediately after the fourth and last set of prisoner releases which is now his opening demand even before discussing the rest of the list of coming demands. Abbas made a secondary demand that he absolutely must receive an official statement from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu admitting to and willing to meet the reopening of talks, of mediations, under agreed upon conditions. Exactly what the remainder of the agreed upon conditions is not entirely defined at this point in time.

 

This all assumes that Abbas can even defuse the current situation, something many believe, yours truly included, sincerely doubt Abbas actually has such influences. Making such an assignment even more dubious is the threat by Hamas to torpedo any chance of talks in the region. Arab Palestinian sources have revealed that Hamas plans to increase levels of the incitement as well as perpetrating their own attacks in Jerusalem and throughout other areas within Israel wherever possible. Additionally, there have been reports of new insertions of new IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) trainers and supplemental forces to augment Hezballah frontline units, train new Hezballah units for the fight in Syria as well as potentially opening a new front against Israel from within Syria and potentially from within Lebanon as well. Some believe that the stationing and equipping new Hezballah units is being made possible by the recent or coming infusions of funds as well as the riches to be gained through the dropping of all sanctions. There is such a high probability, such as to be next to certainty, that Iran will use funds they receive in the coming year as the recently reached nuclear agreement is implemented, will be restocking Hamas supplies elevating the probability of yet another offensive out of Gaza launching hundreds or thousands of rockets with ever increased range and lethality. Fortunately Israeli-Egyptian relations, where frosty, are peaceful and actually have some beneath the board agreements and security coordination concerning the Sinai Peninsula and even Gaza. Egypt has also spent the time, treasure, manpower, planning and execution of steps to all but obliterate the network of smuggling tunnels under the border between Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula. As long as Egyptian President Sisi remains in power, then tranquility bordering on coordination and joint actions will largely continue in place.

 

There are other situations which hold threats for Israel going forward. There is always the danger of a large scale attack with well beyond acceptable losses, not that any loss should be viewed as a mere statistic, as should that day befall us, and let us all pray such never becomes valid, then the entire idea of status-quo will be blown apart possibly never to return as it is claimed currently. There will be the ever growing threat of rockets or missiles from Iran, an all on invasion by Islamic State launched across Jordan and on to the Arab Palestinian lands giving the Islamic State a beachhead against Israel. Then there is the constant verbal bludgeoning Israel receives from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There is little doubt that given half a chance to defeat the Jews, Erdogan would dedicate whatever troops he felt would be required. The real problem is that there are Arabs and a few others around this globe who see nothing wrong regarding their defeating of the Jews, all of the varieties from the least religious, universalistic Jews or the uber religious Jews. To reach this end the Arabs may never be required to accept the Jews, Christians, Buddhist, and many others who have already been swallowed partially by Islam and know that it is about the particular uniqueness of Islam which demands as a holy act that it erase all which preceded them and conquer and convert those who claim to have come after them as they claim to be the sole repository of truth and the final word on all faith and thus all must either be preceded by Islam and thus an offshoot who has lost their way or beseeching forgiveness if they hold to religious beliefs which preceded Islam. Theirs is the ultimate and final end of self-aggrandizement claiming to be the final rendition of replacement theology thus they believe there can be none other.

 

 

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