Beyond the Cusp

August 29, 2018

At What Point is it Sedition or Treason

 

According to this article, a group of Arab Knesset Ministers from the Joint Arab List are preparing a resolution at the United Nations to condemn the Nationality Law according to reports from Hadashot News. These members of the Joint List met with United Nations officials alongside Palestinian Authority representative Riyad Mansour with other senior Palestinian Authority officials in order to arrange the passing of the anti-Israel resolution claiming that the Nationality Law has numerous Apartheid provisions within. It is still unclear where they plan to submit such a proposal, according to our source for the story, but we are fairly sure that they would present this at least initially in the General Assembly and only after winning a lopsided victory in the General Assembly would they even broach the idea of submitting it to the Security Council. The reasoning is simple, in the General Assembly of the United Nations any condemnation of Israel is all but guaranteed to receive comfortably over ninety votes in favor and only receive about thirty votes against with the rest abstaining or voting present or not casting their vote at all. On average of the one-hundred-ninety-three voting members, only anywhere from one-hundred fifty to one-hundred-seventy-five actually vote on any resolution. This means the guaranteed ninety plus votes any condemnation of Israel would receive is sufficient to guarantee every condemnation of Israel will pass in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This is why this is the body of preference for condemning Israel in a forum guaranteed world-wide news publications of the content of any such resolution as if it were the gospel truth according to the UNGA. This venue will be blown up by the leftist media whose articles, which are more editorial than straight reporting and we here at BTC do not claim to be anything but opinion and when reporting news stories do our upmost to remain un-opinionated, will have titles such as UNGA strikes down Israeli Nationality Law, which is beyond their power to do but who cares as it sounds ominous.

 

For those interested or needing a refresher in what exactly the Israeli Nationality Law is (also called the Nation-State Law), we have it in its entirety at the bottom of our article Leftists, the Israeli Nationality Law and President Trump. We cordially invite everyone to read the law and attempt to find anywhere in the law, as written and not how some left or far-left news source restates the law injecting their poison pen to add a word or two which completely alters the meaning, word for literal word and realize that it is simply a declarative sentence which defines the Nation State of Israel as the Jewish Homeland having the name of Israel, the symbol of the state is the Menorah with seven branches having olive leaves on each side and the name Israel across the bottom, describes the Israeli flag, states its National Anthem, Jerusalem as her eternal Capital city, its mission to provide protection for the Jewish People wherever they are endangered and the observance of official Holidays being the Jewish holidays and National dates from Israeli history, usage of the Jewish or Hebrew calendar as well as the secular calendar and lastly stating that Hebrew is the official language while Arabic language has a special status in the state and so forth. These were all items accepted as valid and in place before this law was passed and are now to stay in place going forward in time until eternity or a Knesset passes a law countermanding this law or a constitution is established where these items are redefined. All of this brings us to why now did this law become necessary, and that is where it gets far more interesting and explains the reason for near treasonous actions, if not actual treason, by the Ministers of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset.

 

The answer is actually quite simple, there are forces in this wonderful world which are actively undermining Israel as being the Jewish homeland and the State of the Jewish People, strong and powerful forces such as the United Nations and in particular the General Assembly, UNESCO, the Human Rights Council, UNICEF and any number of other United Nations branches, affiliates, agencies, organizations and NGOs. Another group fully intertwined with the attempts to destroy Israel is the European Union and before you call us paranoid delusional, please read this article which will give ample reason for our animus against the European Union. Then there are the efforts of many independent European nations such as Sweden and Ireland and many between. Finally, it should not even require stating, there is the entirety almost of the Arab and Muslim Worlds with very few exceptions and their allies in what is referred to as NAM which stands for non-aligned nations, a voting block of mostly third world and developing nations many of which are allied closely with the Arab states and more often than not ruled by a dictatorial leader whose elections are often appearing to have been rigged or simply there are no elections as such things are for lesser nations according to their dear leader. All of these forces and also a number of leftist NGOs, many of which have the fingerprints of George Soros all over them such as the New Israel Fund, a really non-assuming name implying it is new and desires to assist Israel. The New Israel Fund finances anti-IDF efforts where the Israeli military is defamed often using former soldiers who were and always will be disgruntled and all too often people who are pretending they were soldiers even wearing uniforms to add authenticity telling horrid and gruesome stories about torture, mistreatment of prisoners, and all the same stories we heard back in the 1960’s about American GIs in Viet Nam. Are any of these stories actually verifiable? Well, a small few, and that is to be expected, as any large group will have a few rotten apples, especially when every Jew and Druze is required to serve in the IDF. The Druze leadership insisted that they were part of the Israeli nation and demanded to serve just as the Jews serve and have been a great asset for Israel. The moral here is there are almost uncountable leftists and anti-Zionist, anti-Israelists and anti-Semites and international and national organizations and even entire national governments who all desire for Israel to be stomped out of existence simply because it is the nation-state of the Jewish People. For some it is the idea of the Jew, those little people who they had subjugated and mistreated for centuries now had their own military and were fully capable of taking revenge for the previous mistreatments or they might take over the world or seek a “Greater Israel” or any of a thousand delusional ideas and killing the beast before it does what they fear is their only solution, kill the Jewish State just as they used to kill the Jewish People.

 

But this problem is closer to home as these are actual members of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, and they are claiming that the declarative statements of known facts by the Nationality Law has denied them of equality under the law and is of an Apartheid nature. Did we mention that these are Minister from within the Israeli government who have the full rights and privileges provided to every other Minister of the Knesset including bringing laws to the floor and having them voting to remove Jewish towns and neighborhoods and that these same Ministers of the Knesset have supported exactly these policies allying with the Palestinian Authority and also with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and even Hezballah, a foreign force based in and ruling Lebanon while being financed and directed by Iran. There are but a few of the freest nations of this world where their government representatives could meet with a group which has sworn to destroy the nation and appear with them at the United Nations meeting with officials to find the most effective means of denouncing their home nation of Apartheid and silencing their voice while they bring legislation, file court appeals and speak their minds in national television and radio as well as in the nation’s halls of power. This would be a short list which would include the United States (for the time being), Canada (if they were careful), Britain (they are used to such after their scrapes with northern Ireland and Scotland), France (possibly) and Israel where such happens with regularity. One Minister of the Knesset named Hanin Zoabi was an active participant in the attempt to run the blockade of Gaza by the Mani Marmara and who appeared in a class of an Israeli school telling the children that the IDF troops were murderers who killed the people attacking them for no reason because, as Hanin Zoabi tells the story, the blockade runners were humanitarians against an evil and oppressive Israel, a lesson the children vehemently denied of having even a scintilla of truth. She is also a member of Joint Arab List.

 

Anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian and Islamist-Christian Knesset Minister Hanin Zoabi

Anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian and Islamist-Christian Knesset Minister Hanin Zoabi

 

As for what Israel can and should do and what Israel will do are entirely different choices. Israel can and should revoke these Ministers of their Ministerial Immunity and then charge them in a court with treason, collusion and every other charge which the Democrats wish to charge President Trump. An investigation should be conducted in the Knesset and if these Ministers are found to have committed acts of treason, sedition or other forms of perfidy, they should be tried immediately for impeachment from the Knesset. Once they are free of their privileged positions in the Knesset, then they can be tried in civil court for their actual criminal actions and potentially be stripped of their citizenship and deported leaving them as people without a nation and persona non grata in Israel, which would also bar them from reentry. These are the kind of people who have such a hatred for the fact that Israel is the nation state of the Jewish People. They claim that this land was stolen from its indigenous inhabitants, and they are correct there. The problem is they refuse to allow that the Jewish People ever resided within this area, despite all the archeological evidence, and claim that the Arab People are the original people. Never mind that the Arabs conquered this region from the Byzantines who became its rulers when Rome fell getting it from the Romans who took it from the Greeks who took it from the Persians who conquered the Babylonians who took the lands of the Assyrians who had conquered the Ten Tribes of Israel but not Judea which was conquered eventually by the Babylonians and the Israelites conquered these lands from various city-states ruled by minor Kings who owed their protection to the Egyptians who were defeated at the Red Sea by Hashem in the well known Biblical accounting.

 

The first nation to make the region their home were the Israelites whose remnants were mostly from the tribe of Judah and lived in Judea and were called Judeans and when the Romans came through, well, they got lazy and careless with the name Judeans as three syllables is rough when your nation is Rome and you are a Roman which all together is three syllables, so they shortened Judean to Judan, two syllables, and finally to Ju which is today written as Jew. So the Israelite whose surviving remnants are called Jews were the first nation to make this region home. Before that, the region was fought over between the Egyptians and the Hittites. The kings of the city-states in the region paid homage and allegiance to whichever of these super states controlled the region. The Egyptians were the controlling power when Joshua brought the Israelites into Canaan where the kings of the several cities allied against him and lost in a great battle told of in the Book of Joshua. These Kings represented the remainder of that which was Egypt which was a beaten nation after the slaves left around 1500 BCE. That makes the Israelites the indigenous people and when Israel broke into two kingdoms, then Israel and Judea were the indigenous nations with Judea being the southern one which retained Jerusalem as it capital city.

 

But these Arab Ministers of the Knesset scream that they have no rights as Arabs in Israel and are not given any voice in Israel despite their very presence in the Israeli Knesset. The first thing you need understand is what they define as having no rights or voice in Israel. They define their having rights as the Arabs having rights and all else serving them as Dhimmis, and for them to have a voice, that voice must be unopposed and simply become law. They also believe that once the Arabs conquered these lands that it could never be taken or ruled by anyone other than an Arab. In the case of Hanin Zoabi is somewhat more difficult to understand. She is a Christian and if those she claims should possess these lands were to retake them, it would be Arab Muslims, followers of Islam and the Quran under which Hanin Zoabi would be considered an apostate and potentially sentenced to death. She is aware of this but her hatred of the Jewish People is so engrained into her body and mind that she would sacrifice herself and her entire family just to deny the Jews the right to self-determination. And that is what the entirety of opposition to Israel is about, the Jews having the right of self-determination. Every other peoples in the world are mostly allowed to rule themselves and practice self-determination with a few unfortunate exceptions, the Kurdish People, the Berber People, the Uyghur People, the Zulu People, the Baloch People, the Catalans People, the Kashmiri People, the Walloon People, the Assyrian People, the Basque People, the Sahrawi People, the Yazidi People, the nations making up Great Britain, the many Native American Tribes from the United States and Canada including Eskimo, plains Indians and others, those of the Russian Federation, the Tibetans who are held throughout China as a dispersal to destroy their peoplehood, and numerous others on the list in the middle of this page. There are so many people who remain stateless and facing the degeneration and dilution of their culture and ability to remain as a people that perhaps the time wasted trying to add to this list should instead be used to shorten the list and give these others justice they deserve.

 

The world is losing these peoples through assimilation which was the one thing which held the Jews separate until the twentieth century. Had Germany not fallen into the iron grip of the National Socialists, Nazis, the Jews were very close to becoming another footnote in history and the majority had completely assimilated and Judaism had become merely a religious choice. The Jews in the United States, outside of a few Orthodox communities which will continue to practice Judaism, are assimilating at such a pace as has never been witnessed before. There is an odd thing about the Jewish People assimilating as it always backfires. The first recorded case was with the Persian Empire where the Jews were so assimilated that Queen Esther married to King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) was a Jewess. You do not get much more assimilated than somebody from your people becoming Queen. Then there was Haman and his sons who really desired ridding Persia of its Jews. King Ahasuerus obliged Haman and gave an order for the Jews to all be slaughtered on a single day. Queen Esther informed that if this royal decree were to be carried out, he could start with her first as she then revealed herself as a Jewess. King Ahasuerus had decreed the slaughter to take place and thus could not rescind any decree, as he was a perfect human, so he issued a decree that the Jews were permitted to resist and even murder those attempting to take their lives on this particular day allowing the Jews the right to self-defense. There was a rather large slaughter that day and most were not the Jews, but the Jews learned that no matter how much they had become part of Persian culture, they would still be viewed as Jews, as outsiders or even usurpers. Jews became Hellenized under Greek rule until there was a Jewish rebellion and the Hellenized Jews learned that the Greeks still saw them as those people. Romans, same story, different rebellion, pick any of three, all of which threw off Roman rule for a short period. The final one ended brutally with the Jews dispersed throughout the Kingdom and even sold outside the kingdom as slaves just as the Romans had done with the Carthaginians after the Third Punic War. Has anybody met a Carthaginian lately? Then how did the Jews remain a people despite the most severe Roman treatment used only to rid Rome of a menace permanently. (A short aside, Hannibal who crossed the Alps with elephants to attack the Romans was a Carthaginian, so you likely have at least heard of one Carthaginian.) The Jews have another form of land that defines us more so than the land, we have Torah. Torah teaches us everything we need to be Jews and remain a people. Torah also tells us that we need to live in the lands that Hashem desires that we reside within so as to take good care of the lands which Hashem gave for us to tend.

 

With the Jewish People, it is all about three things, the Torah and all that encompasses, the Land of Israel and Jerusalem, the gem that sits atop, except for Torah and Hashem. This is actually lands belonging to Hashem and we may only retain this land if we follow Torah and are in good standing with Hashem; this we learned even more deeply once here. Another fact has been proven that this land will only become productive when the Jewish People reside here. This may seem like it is impossible, so allow us to quote what an Arab farmer in Gaza told his son, he reputedly stated, “Son I could not grow anything on our farm and then the Jews returned and rain returned right behind them and the land would grow crops.” We are the land and the land is us and together this works. A Jew can practice his religion all he desires outside of Israel, but here being a Jew is different. We do not want superior rights or anything other than to live here in peace and security having each Jew by his fig tree or with his flock or their choice of occupation and as he follows Torah he will be rewarded with success. We do not desire to take away land from people and are only seeking in some means of being treated with respect and for the nations who have signed the agreements over the many treaties and such which formatted the Mandate System, including Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, would simply fulfill their promises and allow the Jordan River to be our eastern border and the Arabs residing there may remain as legal alien residents which means they can only vote in local elections and not in national elections, and we would also offer a bonus plus above market value for properties you can prove you have ownership, if you wish to leave. These are the rational choices, reside here in peace signing a non-belligerence pledge or take money and leave permanently. But if any chose to remain and engage against Israel, this would be a choice you would soon regret. This time if you choose war, it will be total war just as in the Bible, so perhaps you should read about Jericho before deciding that violence against Israel is your preference.

 

The same will go for those who decide to take the money and then turn around and fight Israel from across the border. This too would be an unadvisable choice. We will welcome those who wish to build a future with us but we will spare no mercy on those who choose to oppose us. That will apply to every Arab in the Shomron and will also apply to those nations which desire our erasure because once we have a solution which is workable to the Arab situation; these nations had best mind their own business. Each nation will choose whether or not they prefer to trade with Israel. Should they not desire our products, so be it, but that does include quite a number of things we invent and ideas we have along with discoveries in medicine, physics, chemistry and computer sciences just to name a few. We lead the world in agriculture technology and growth potentials through breeding healthier foods without the requirement of genetically modified grains, plants and animals. We would prefer to have wonderful relations with all nations and to provide them with knowledge and the means by which to utilize the knowledge. These are the desires of most Israelis, to be able to realize all which was promised since we survived when the United States and the major European powers placed arms embargos on Israel in 1948-9 and many aided the Arab cause with weapons and in a few cases with actual military advisers. We survived due to a few exceptions such as Czechoslovakia who provided Israel with World War II fighters from all the sides, American, British, Russian and Nazi plus armor and rifles. As a final note, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution partitioning Israel though accepted by Israel was rejected outright by the Arab League making it null and void and thus it has no bearing on reality and this also left our border as the Jordan River once again becoming the only legal border for the Jewish State as defined in the Mandate Map dividing the lands between the Arab state of Transjordan (Jordan) and the Jewish State (Israel).

 

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June 19, 2014

Should the State Protect the Scoundrel?

How does one refer to a member of their national parliament who constantly praises their nations worst enemies, makes excuses for every crime perpetrated against the citizens of the nation, demands the nation surrender granting every last complaint and answer for every recrimination, and goes so far as to stand and enjoin with the enemies’ combatants and lawless terrorists whenever they assault the nation? What does the nation owe this member of their parliament when they praise and excuse agents of an enemy entity giving them comfort and praise for a kidnapping of three innocent school boys. How should a nation treat a member of their parliament who has praised every attack, celebrated every mass murder of the people of the nation and attacks other members of the parliament and questioning the rights of that nation to continue to exist? It is obvious; you assign them additional security personnel to assure they are able to continue without fear of reprisals demonizing the nation and its people. The latest detrimental denouncement expressed by this parliamentarian was to excuse the forcible abduction of three teen age school children making their way home from a late day of studies claiming that they had no other way of expressing their desire for a homeland which the nation in whose parliament she sits refuses to dissolve their nation completely and giving the lands to their antagonists who will demand the citizen depart or be murdered simply because they were citizens of the nation of Israel. The parliamentarian is Minister of the Knesset Hanin Zoabi. For the record, Knesset Security Chief Yosef Grif decided on Wednesday to assign a security detail after she received death threats for justifying the kidnapping of three Israeli teenage boys.

 

This is far from the first time that Knesset Minister Hanin Zoabi has sided with the perpetrators of terror against the nation of Israel. She was aboard the Mavi Marmara during the assault and attempt to break the legal embargo blockade recognized as completely valid by the United Nations. This was not some group of Palestinians who Knesset Minister Zoabi usually joins in their protests and supports their attacks on Israel while condemning any action taken by Israel in their own defense. This was an effort by the Turkish government aiding and supporting the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation (an internationally recognized Turkish NGO) is the front organization which also funds and employs terrorists who in this case planned an assault for when they were inevitably boarded by Israeli forces as they attempted to break the blockade. Knesset Minister Zoabi likely had prior knowledge of the planned ambush which was to be sprung on the defense forces of Israel, the nation on whose parliament she sits, and yet made no attempt to warn her country’s forces of the danger which threatened them. She then defended her actions claiming that she had the right to stand with and even aid the enemies of Israel and her position in the Knesset in no way obligated her to support her nation or its forces and that it was her duty to work to compromise and defeat the nation of Israel and work to support the Palestinians in their eternal mission to liberate all of their invented nation of Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, the complete and total replacement of Israel by Palestine. This is the member of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, who is entitled to additional security personnel to protect her from those she fears wish to harm her.

 

Knesset Minister Zoabi has taken such positions repeatedly over the years she has served in the Knesset and up until now she has never needed additional security and it is unlikely she actually requires the additional security personnel currently. She probably requested the additional security so as to emphasize that she was in danger from those violent Israelis who desire to deny her a voice in the Knesset. There is only one slight problem with the scenario she wishes to convey is placing her life in danger from an imminent stack from some deranged hateful Zionist; there is next to no possibility of her being harmed in any way by those she defames daily. Was she likely to have received death threats? Possibly, but the question is from whom and from where did these threats originate and were any of them probable to be acted upon? She is as safe as any other member of the Knesset and probably more so. I understand the need for such protection as a precaution but she will now present herself as the victim in order to detract from her instigations against her own nation making them into the violent terroristic entity detracting from the facts that she was protecting and justifying the real terrorists who abducted three innocent teens on their way home from studies. The terrorist who abducted the boys has been revealed most likely to have been Hamas, a recognized terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and the majority of European governments. These are the people worthy of the representation of Knesset Minister Zoabi.

 

There are those which have received the scorn of Knesset Minister Zoabi such as Minister of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin who she demonized for having the audacity to visit the Temple Mount, the holiest place on the planet in Judaism, how dare a Jewish Knesset Minister visit such a place. There have been attacks on Knesset Ministers in public places which have been reported in the past. One of the more recent came about while a Knesset Minister Elazar Stern toured south Tel Aviv to witness for himself the problems caused by the many illegal immigrants who have taken control of the streets in these neighborhoods making the residents’ lives impossible. Minister Elazar Stern was assaulted after he ignored taunts from two Eritrean illegal immigrants knocking his kipa to the ground. He was not seriously injured and his attacker was arrested by police and he continued his tour but was not awarded with additional security forces. Knesset Minister Moshe Feiglin has been assaulted numerous times upon visiting the Temple Mount and the only steps taken to make his life more secured was the security units for the Temple Mount barred him from making any additional visits to the most holy ground in all of Judaism. But Minister Zoabi is considered to be in danger. Let me make one thing crystal clear, I want no harm to ever come to Knesset Minister Hanin Zoabi under any circumstances and I would protect her to make her inflammatory rhetoric from now to the ends of eternity. I also reserve the right of those who oppose her commentary to express their disgust with her traitorous actions and words, even the right of opposition leader and Labor party leader Knesset Minister Yitzhak Herzog who has finally found an article of agreement with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Perhaps there is hope for Knesset Minister Herzog as a sane and reasoned leader of the opposition which could instigate a period of cooperation towards resolving some of the seemingly intractable difficulties Israel has faced in these turbulent times. One can always hope.

 

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