Beyond the Cusp

April 3, 2016

Israel is All of Israel as Defined by San Remo

 

We have discussed this almost ad-nauseum but please allow us to once more try to take a different tack and perhaps wake a few more minds. The San Remo Conference took place during the early 1920s close after the end of World War I. Obviously it took place in San Remo, Italy right on the Mediterranean Sea in a picturesque location and as always really plush hotels. Just once I would like to see an international conference or negotiations take place somewhere such as Tiksi, Siberia, Russia which also has beaches on the Buor-Khaya Gulf of the Laptev Sea, southeast of the delta of the Lena River. The pictures are below and we invite our friends to choose their preference in comments, if you will. We can guess that when a global warming conference to discuss the thawing of the tundra permafrost lands in Siberia and Alaska are held in Marrakech, Morocco that it proves the United Nations knows how to throw a conference as their studying thawing tundra on the arctic is held on the edge of the Sahara Desert proving the United Nations is more interested in going on holidays than solving anything.

 

Tiksi, Siberia, Russia which also has beaches on the Buor-Khaya Gulf of the Laptev Sea with Northern Lights or San Remo, Italy with the warm Mediterranean Sea and year round fair weather; you decide

Tiksi, Siberia, Russia which also has beaches on the Buor-Khaya Gulf
of the Laptev Sea with Northern Lights or
San Remo, Italy with the warm Mediterranean Sea and
year round fair weather; you decide

 

Aside from climate change and getting more serious, Israel was given guarantees from the League of Nations and the San Remo Conference where the Mandate System was put in place which was followed by the Treaty of Sèvres which codified the decisions from the San Remo Conference which had based their findings directly quoting the Balfour Declaration as the basis for the British Mandate. This eventually led to the Churchill White Papers where when Transjordan was formed the Zionist Congress was guaranteed that all lands west of the Jordan River and the Jordanian border would remain for the formation of the Jewish State of Israel presumably sacrosanct. The war was initiated by six Arab nations, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq with additional forces from Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistan, Sudan, Holy War Army, Arab Liberation Army and further support as able from the Arab League against the Israelis, who were not well armed at the onset as the British did everything possible to disarm the Jewish communities. Fortunately the Israelis soon received some arms smuggled and timed to arrive immediately after the British leaving and much assistance from what was then Czechoslovakia as well as planes and other left over World War II armored vehicles and rifles from France, yes, France. Russia also kicked in some armament and the Israelis managed to secretly hide a few British Spitfire fighters which somehow went unaccounted for as the British left. Still, Israel was outnumbered close to 2:1 at the outbreak and by the time peace was established Israel, where every man, woman and boys above fifteen were placed on the front lines while the rest of the population did whatever they were able including reloading cartridges to make additional bullets, making simple machineguns, armoring cars and adding small bore cannons or high caliber heavy machineguns, making hand grenades and mines as well as anything even to cooking and taking food and water to the soldiers who were fighting, that was the Israeli side. At the end of over a year of fighting the Israelis were gaining ground as the final ceasefires were being imposed which had they been refused for another few weeks by the Israelis they might have pushed the Arab forces out of all Israeli territories which were promised by the British and there would have been no talk of occupied West Bank which is a bald faced lie.

 

So, where does the idea of an occupied Gaza and West Bank originate? The United Nations inherited the British Mandate and French Mandate Systems after it was formed to replace the League of Nations which had proven incapable of preventing World War II. The United Nations has claimed to have prevented any war of sufficient size to be considered as World War III, to be exact. The reality is that nuclear weapons likely did more to prevent a World War III more than the United Nations which has problems with keeping promises or showing any amount of integrity or ability to enforce human rights and all too often their peacekeepers have been more of a problem to the women and children where they are stationed than those they are there to prevent from any malfeasance. Some things are too shocking to even list as nobody would believe us so instead we linked the disgusting behavior of European peacekeepers in Central African Republic which we could only shake our heads and feel saddened by these abuses. So, with such as a rule more than the exception in items concerning the United Nations and their propensity even from the start to bend and bow to Arab and Islamic demands, we really should not have been surprised when after the British set up an Arab Palestinian residents named Transjordan which was renamed simply Jordan in 1950 where the population was enforced such that no Jews were permitted residence as Jordan was determined to be a predominantly Arab population ruled by the Hashemite King that the United Nations then insisted on making the remaining land split evenly between its Jewish and non-Jewish Arab residents. The Arabs were offered much of the prime irrigated lands while the predominant of the land the Jews were to receive was all of the Negev Desert. The Arab League refused the United Nations suggestion instead resorting to their plan to annihilate the Jewish State and every Jew they could find. All of this was the result of the General Assembly meeting and drawing a non-binding Resolution, which remain valid only if accepted by all the parties; so the Arab League refusal invalidated the resolution allowing the situation to revert to the preexisting condition which was that the Jewish State would be formed as promised by Winston Churchill and the British had guaranteed originally when Transjordan (Jordan) was founded.

 

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

 

So, at midnight and one second Israel was born (though the Jews day started at sundown so they had celebrated their founding the evening of May 14, 1948; Iyyar 5, 5708) with the borders of the Jordan River and Jordan to the east, the border with Egypt separating the Sinai Peninsula and the Negev Desert to the south, the Lebanon border to the north and the Golan Heights for their border with Syria and the Mediterranean Sea. All the land borders had massed armies and the Jews knew that dawn would bring an invasion which they may be unable to repulse. That started the war too many Israelis refer to as their War of Independence and we recognize their viewpoint and using this name as it was a war to remain an actual viable nation but we call that war the Arab War of Genocidal Expectations. The Israelis claim they won their War of Independence while we hold that they survived the deadly threat which placed every last Israeli in perilous danger under threat of a genocidal slaughter promised by vastly superior forces. We look at this war more pragmatically and realize that the State of Israel as settled by the separate armistices between Israel and her Arab neighbors which were the Blue Line with Lebanon which was the same or very close to the original borders, the Golan Heights with Syria which was also close to the original with the difference being the armistice line was at the bottom of the heights instead of at the apex, and along the Sinai Negev border with the exception of Egypt occupying the Gaza Strip and the border with Jordan now left half of Jerusalem and what has ever since been named the West Bank (originally the lands were Judea, Samaria, Benjamin with Jerusalem having previously been entirely Israeli and their eternal Capital City) and occupied by Jordan. This is what is important about the wars of 1948-9; the Jewish State of Israel lost land to invading offensive armies namely having half of the Golan Heights occupied by Syria, all of Judea, Samaria and Benjamin (West Bank) occupied by Jordan. Jordan went a step further and declared they annexed the West Bank and provided every Arab living there citizenship and forcibly removed every Jew stealing their property and anything they were unable to take with them as they were forced to leave with great urgency. Only Pakistan and Great Britain recognized Jordan annexing the lands they were occupying but the United Nations and the world mostly remained silent not challenging the Jordanian, Egyptian and Syrian occupations. During this occupation by the Arab states there was absolutely no talk of founding a new Arab state using the West Bank and Gaza. The world remained silent about the occupied Israeli lands and simply adjusted to the new armistice lines.

 

When the 1967 Six Day War struck as Gamal Abdel Nasser massed troops from Syria and Egypt on Israeli borders, while for weeks on end broadcasting propaganda that the superior Arab armies would drive the Jews into the Sea, that war was inevitable. After the fighting had started, the Egyptians and Syrian broadcast propaganda telling of their great gains and how both were closing on Tel Aviv and hearing this, King Hussein of Jordan declared his intent to join in the massacre and allow his people to enjoy the spoils. Israel did all they could to convince the Jordanian King that the broadcasts by the other Arab leaders were lies for their own peoples’ consumption. Israel was routing both armies but the Jordanian King believed Israel was bluffing and was actually losing and he needed to rush if he was to be in on the end of the Jewish State. Jordan troops poured into Western Jerusalem and started towards Tel Aviv and the Israelis redirected some troops which were heading for the Sinai to back troops against Egypt. Within a few hours of the redirected troops they reported having taken the Temple Mount where the troops stopped and prayed with some putting on Tefillin and prayer shawls (Tallit). Their joy almost prevented their continuing their mission but by the time the fighting was halted, Israel held the Golan Heights from Syrian occupation, the Sinai Peninsula and had liberated the Gaza Strip from Egyptian occupation along with liberating Judea, Samaria and Benjamin (West Bank). The peace Israel made with Egypt, Israel returned the entire Sinai Peninsula while Egypt surrendered the Gaza back to Israel returning all occupied areas to their rightful owners on the Israeli southern front. Soon after there was a peace reached with Jordan who returned Judea, Samaria and Benjamin (West Bank) to Israel, its rightful owner. One would think that would be the end of things, especially with nobody able to claim lands which correctly belong to Israel.

 

No, such thinking would be incorrect. Here is where we start to make some people angry on both sides. First and foremost Israel must develop and build their own fifth generation fighter and cancel their orders for the F-35 JSF from the United States. This should most definitely be a priority. Israel must necessarily produce the entirety of the Military Equipment from the smallest truck to the most advanced tanks and aircraft including requiring their component parts, ammunition and other munitions and lastly they must also make bombs. These newest of aircraft require communication with their production company in order for parameters, potential repairs, stress levels and other reading the aircraft makes on itself and various items needed to schedule maintenance properly. The problem is that the aircraft must file a flight plan with the United States who must then approve any flight. Israel has the capacity, the means and the people to manufacture a top of the line aircraft and anything else. The weapons industry is a very lucrative business and Israel needs to be self-sufficient with all items concerning the safety of the nation and its people. Further, the aid money that Israel has received from the United States is earmarked with some heavy duty ropes attached demanding that Israel spend 75% of the cash buying weapons from the United States. Israel could survive without the money which has become an addictive drug which only weakens the victim. As long as you are on the dole from the United States they get to sell you defense weapons systems and you have no control over the future which the past going on eight years has proven may not be so wonderful if Israel is relying on the United States for their defensive weapons. Once a nation enters such a deal they reach a point where all their military equipment comes from the United States and one wrong person ascending to the Presidency and that nation just may awaken one morning being gotten up even earlier than usual to be informed that the United States has deactivated all your weapons systems and the nation is completely vulnerable. Now that would be an Excedrin moment.

 

The other main problem with Israel being dependent on the United States for weapons and arms, especially the entire inventory of the Air Force, is that the United States has too much power and a certain threat which could devastate Israel militarily just by simply refusing to allow Israel parts to repair their aircraft. Israel is in a sensitive place and really needs a radical solution to her dilemma. Such a solution will not be accepted by the United Nations, the European Union and likely the United States and why not throw in Russia and China for good measure. The solution we are referring to is simply claiming the remainder of Samaria, Benjamin and Judea taking all the land which would return Israel to the early morning May 15, 1949, the morning in which seven Arab armies moved against Israel and stole lands. Now would be as great a time as any to reclaim all of the lands promised and remove the terrorist entity, leadership and actual terror threats and be done with it. Those who desire to remain as part of Israel and are willing to sign and pledge to make a loyalty oath which will state that any felony or terror related conviction will result in the criminal being forcibly exiled from Israel may remain and integrate into Israeli society and take a path to full citizenship. Those Arabs who choose to leave Israel will receive a cash payout for their property and a resettlement bonus. The terror masters will receive our fondest wishes as we wave good-riddance! Israel would necessarily need to control their schools and thus their curriculum if there would be any possibility of retrieving the minds of many of the younger students and even potentially making productive members of the society as many of the students have thus far been fed a steady diet of hate for Israelis and particularly Jews. As long as Israel remains dependent on the United States she will be unable to take the steps required for a safe and prosperous future for her citizens including a number of Arab Muslims.

 

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April 10, 2012

Abbas and PLO Facing Difficulties on Three Fronts

Much is made in the news about the constant maneuvering between Mahmoud Abbas representing the Palestinian Authority with Hamas in their political and Gaza leaderships attempting to find sufficient common ground for agreement. The problem is each side insists that they retain authority over their respective areas of influence while attempting to gain inroads on the other side’s areas of control. At stake is who gains controlling leadership not only of the Palestinian Authority but also of the PLO. The latest round of dances had agreements reached between Abbas and the political leadership in Qatar before everything fell apart when the Gaza leadership of Hamas made additional demands when meeting for final signing of the agreements with Mahmoud Abbas and the other leadership from the PLO. The signing fell shattered as the two sides could not harmonize away their differences.

On the other well recognized front there is the moribund Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Mahmoud Abbas keeps setting an ever more impossible series of precondition for Israel to agree on before he will join negotiations that he claims really are being arranged with no preconditions. By this standard Mahmoud Abbas refuses to recognize the Israeli right to exist as a Jewish democratic country or any other items as the negotiations have been set by the Quartet to be free of preconditions. When challenged on how he can claim to not accept any Israeli requests while demanding Israel accept the 1967 borders, suspend all building in the disputed areas, the release of all Palestinian Arab terror and political prisoners from Israeli detention, and other demands that seem to change with the seasons, Abbas simply states that these are not preconditions, they are merely benchmarks which Israel is required to meet before he will agree to hold negotiations on even more demands.

But it may not be either of these challenges that will bring to an end the entire house of cards that is Mahmoud Abass’s little fiefdom. Just west of the Jordan River a storm is brewing just under the radar of the news cycles. With the loud clashes which continue next door in Syria gaining all the headlines and attention, the slowly building troubles for the continued rule of King Hussein in Jordan are hardly noticed. The rough relations between the Hashemite ruler and his mainly Palestinian Arab population has been simmering ever since their uprising led by Yasser Arafat in September 1970, called Black September, after which Yasser Arafat continued on to completely disrupt Lebanon before being exiled to Tunisia. Where the Palestinian Arab discontent being an accepted norm, one might wonder what has changed that makes the current unrest so ominous. The once loyal Bedouin Tribes are also joining in the demonstrations against King Hussein and the slow to nonexistent reforms in governance which have been promised since before the beginning of the Arab Spring of last year and have slowly been escalating since the changes started to sweep the Arab world. Since King Hussein has depended upon his Bedouin manned Army to enforce order and continue his rule, the fact that this arrangement may be coming upon rough times poses a serious challenge to his continued rule. The one comfort the world can take from this particular roiling pot of troubles is that King Hussein is far more likely to abdicate and take up residence in England or some other location in the West rather than take the route of open confrontation and releasing the Jordanian Army upon his subjects. King Hussein actually cares about his people despite his reluctance and seeming inability to give up any of his power over all parts of the country’s governance.

Should Jordan throw off the reign of King Hussein, it would quickly take on the persona which was the original intended reason for the founding of Transjordan, the predecessor to modern day Jordan, of being the Palestinian Arab State. This was the precondition for the founding of Transjordan which was sold to the League of Nations when it was carved out of the British Mandate Lands which had originally been set aside to serve as a homeland for Jews. The British caved to Arab insistence and rejection of such a sizable, actually any, amount of land being given to non-Arabs, and especially to the Jews. It was decided to take the 78% of the British Mandate east of the Jordan River for the Palestinian Arab country leaving the remainder west of the Jordan River for the Jewish state. Should Jordan be released from Hashemite rule and King Hussein and his Queen abdicate their throne, Jordan will once again be a Palestinian Arab land as over three quarters of the population consists of Palestinian Arabs who had migrated to the area from Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and other Arab countries beginning in the middle and late nineteenth century and continuing through the first half of the twentieth century. With Jordan returning to its Palestinian Arab roots it will also become the obvious solution to the Palestinian-Israeli problems. Even should some parts of Judea and Samaria be surrendered from Israeli control, they could be released conditionally on they be ruled by Jordan and the entire Palestinian Authority and the PLO be incorporated into Jordan thus joining the two Palestinian areas into one country rather than having two countries for the same basic population which have identical origins.

The fact that Mahmoud Abbas can look in any direction and see threats to his hold on power and importance, it is no wonder he appears to be thrashing and desperate to force issues to a head before any of those external threats finish closing in and replacing him. Imminent obsolescence often brings out the worst in people and Mahmoud Abbas has had an ever diminishing appearance of acceptable traits to begin with. Life will likely be a healthier and more pleasant once we no longer are berated with Mahmoud Abbas and his ranting and whining about how the world has dealt he and his people a raw deal. Though claiming to be of all Palestinian Arab upbringing, his history is quite interesting and reveals that though Mahmoud Abbas was born in Safed in the Galilee, he and his family fled to Syria during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War where he lived and subsequently graduated from the University of Damascus before going to Egypt where he studied law then later entered graduate studies at the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow. He is barely more of a true Palestinian Arab than the Egyptian Yasser Arafat. How nice it will be to finally force Abbas to face the election he has gone to great lengths to avoid through innumerable election postponements and have him sent back to obscurity when his leadership is rightfully rejected by the entirety of the Palestinian Arab peoples.

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