Beyond the Cusp

August 29, 2015

Some Truths About Palestinians’ Condition and Israel in General


Some days one just feels the need to use others to tell the story. Sometimes it is best to just find videos aids in relating what one wished to convey. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what price can one assign to videos which have hundreds if not thousands or hundreds of thousands of frames, how many words would that equal? Well if we simply treat each video as five pictures, here are tens of thousands of words interspersed with actual words which number far less for expressing our thoughts as well.


Nobody who is being honest will claim that all is a bed of roses for the average Palestinian, especially in the refugee camps located in the Gaza Strip and the semi-autonomous zones in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). These camps are kept impoverished as a photo op primarily for Western media and the occasional Middle East reports. These camps are Palestinians who it is claimed all came from within Israel in 1948. With the average age of residents in these camps somewhere in the mid-twenties or lower, it is painfully obvious that a very small number of the ‘refugees from the Great Naqba’ were actually alive in 1948. These descendants, some third, fourth and even fifth generation refugees are kept in the camps solely to continue the myth of suffering, and their Arab keepers make sure they do indeed suffer as they are not permitted to work, own a home, or leave the camps and go live with relatives just as the camps in Lebanon and Jordan are also kept nationless and impoverished dependent on UNRWA aid and other charitable institutions many established for just that purpose. Another truth not often mentioned is that these camps receive the majority of their aid funding from the Western nations with the Arab world often making pledges which they rarely keep after an initial token payment. Perhaps a video from a Lebanese news report could shed some light that covers some of the opulence, the changing loyalties and where much of the aid originates, might shed some light.






The ironies in Gaza alone are enough to boggle the mind. Western and especially European news stories stick to the political line of the evil Israelis, read Jews, keep all the wealth for themselves and the Palestinians are left scrounging for food and clothing, that there is no electricity much of the time and the water supply is tainted. The Gazans are presumably largely living in the streets as Israel has destroyed their residences. There is a measure of truth to this as Hamas made sure that many apartment buildings were damaged, some severely, by using them as placements for their rockets. Meanwhile, almost all of the cement allowed into Gaza had been diverted to build tunnels which when completed will infiltrate into Israel allowing for terror attacks intent on abduction of Israeli civilians to be ransomed for terror prisoners from mostly Hamas and Islamic Jihad who rule Gaza jointly with Hamas having the majority position. Perhaps a revealing video on Gaza and the reality as there are very plush neighborhoods where Hamas is not permitted their use for attacks on Israel as these are the beautiful people of Gaza, some assuredly gaining their wealth as a result of their positions within the terror structure. The video ends with a broadcast recording of a youth repeating what he has been fed in his education as part of the political fight to assure that every child receiving their education from UNRWA or a Hamas or Islamic Jihad school will continue the war against the Jew. Note the youth does not mention Israel as Hamas has as its intent right within their charter the murder of every Jew and the conquest of the entire world. Nobody ever claimed they did not aim for lofty and high goals as for that they have it covered. After the youth’s tirade there is a nice ending shot of the other reality which comes from Gaza, see if you can catch it.






Agriculture is a staple industry for both Arabs and Jews. One difficulty is the division of lands claimed by both sides. The settlement often comes from the courts and is enforced by the IDF which always causes friction and claims of thievery and denials of any wrongdoing on all sides. These claims are most fierce in Areas where both Arabs and Jews have lands bordering or in close proximity to each other. In many instances the dividing lines are well known and there is even an amount of cooperation in getting both Arab and Jewish harvests picked in time and taken to markets. Often the problems are instigated by European ‘peace activists’ whose primary raison d’être is to instigate conflict. They have been known to arrive with counterfeit maps and deeds which they use to provide Arabs with ‘proof’ that the Jewish village has stolen their lands and their olive trees and that the trees raised by the Jews are actually their trees and this eventually with the assistance of Fatah and other terror influences leads to confrontations. Are there actual opposing claims which are valid? Of course there are as sometimes land is purchased from a charlatan whose deed may appear authentic but proves to be a forgery that does not hold up in court. Where a Jew or an Arab has preceding legal claim and no bill of sale can be produced proving change of ownership, the court rules justly in favor of the deed holder. But the court is more than fair with Arab claims as their claims are more often rewarded and recognized than that of Jews. Part of the problem for Jews is getting the lands transferred as for an Arab to sell land or property to a Jew and the Ramallah Palestinian Authority government finds out the person may or may not receive a trial before they are publically hung as an example of what happens if you are caught selling to a Jew. Thus for such transactions to be verified in Israeli courts, the authority for legal challenges, the Arab needs to appear before the land office and verify that in deed he has sold the land and only then is a new deed drawn up legally showing Jewish ownership of the land in question. There will not be any record as from whom the land was purchased so as to protect the Arab from being murdered for his horrific sin against the people. The media is always able to find witnesses from both sides of the argument on land and crop ownership and even a bad harvest is often blamed on the other side stealing water or whatever the complaint du jour might be. Again let’s see the video.






There is always the question of what to do when you are at a wedding and the bride and groom are inside about to come and greet their friends and nobody remembered to bring any rice to throw. But wait, we all have plenty of ammunition and what the, who will mind a little rifle salute. Of course little concern is expended in worrying where the bullets will fall back to the ground, well, not as long as everybody remembers not to shoot straight up in the air as that may end poorly and really kill the festive mood of the celebration. So, here’s to the bride and groom, fire away.






There are indeed hardships in Gaza including the destruction of a large investment and business designed to entertain and provide some relief from what is otherwise a hot, long and boring summer with nothing to do. One might reason that a water park might be just the ticket for the youth to enjoy some carefree time screaming and giggling as they use the slides and other attractions. Music might even brighten spirits and make the fun time even more memorable and enjoyed just that much more. Hold on to those memories the all too few who spent some time enjoying the water park and whatever you do, do not discuss or admit you ever frequented that evil, Zionist corruptive influence as the modesty police are apparently everywhere lying in wait for some unsuspecting youth to admit they had even a glimmer of fun in their life. The water park, what happened to the water park? Well, those destroyers of all that is fun and bright in Gaza destroyed the water park and the real source is quite revealing and potentially coming as a great surprise to many.






No coverage could be complete without the obligatory commentary done with a proper British accent which can be used by those wishing to claim this was simply a politically motivated, ‘hate’ piece of propaganda being sold as actual evidence that there does exist an other side, another opinion to the mainstream media Pablum fed endlessly to the mass media and used throughout Europe as the bludgeon to hammer Israel into submission. Never mind that it has been largely Arab controlled areas and nations which hold the refugee camps and refuse to allow the occupants, many of whom have close relatives living virtually within walking distance of the camp and they are refused permission to go live with or often even to visit with these relatives. These are largely not the original refugees from 1948 otherwise there would not be estimated upwards of over five-million refugees as the original numbers were under three-quarters of a million refugees who mostly answered the call of the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini’s call to leave their residences and take a safe position behind the glorious armies of the Arab world which were going to slaughter and erase every single Jew and any corroborative Arabs, defined as those Arabs not actively murdering Jews, and they would be permitted back to their homes and given a part of the spoils of the war, a war the Arab armies were assured of winning and doing so easily. The one promise the Arab leadership has kept is that they will be allowed out of their refugee status as soon as the Arab armies destroy Israel and kill every Israeli whatever their identity be they Jew, Arab, Druze, Bedouin, Kurds, or any other nationality present within Israel currently. The promise still stands that upon the defeat of the Jews and Israel the refugees will be permitted to leave the camps, the very camps which is all the majority have ever known having been born and raised and then having and raised their children where their children’s children were raised and then their children and then on and on henceforth and potentially forever. So, here is the promised authoritarian British accented commentary published on Aug 5, 2014.






To be fair, here is another British accent this time reporting on the high costs for automobiles in Gaza along with some comments on the hardships the Gazans suffer and actually has a moment of honest criticism on why the vehicles still are unable to be imported despite Israeli blessings for the Gazan to do so but that would require the unity government to actually agree on some arrangement so that those who get paid no matter what or who is buying and selling, these people in the hierarchy must get their pound of flesh no matter what.






Some reading with pictures, titles, subtitles, all mixed to compare and contrast what was the Apartheid in South Africa with the reality of Israeli politics including explaining why the ‘Palestinian’ people do not have equal rights as far as voting in Israeli elections and other discoveries such as those selfsame ‘Palestinian’ people do vote when, or should we say if, there ever are Palestinian Authority elections in Judea and Samaria or elections open and fair in Gaza either for the government of the Palestinian Authority, as they are now presumably citizens under a Hamas-Palestinian Authority governance, or a Gaza election which was held once with Hamas winning the majority of the vote, well, perhaps mere majority is misstating the reality of a landslide win for Hamas such that the government is often referred to as the Hamas government of Gaza. For all intents and purposes the ‘Palestinian’ people in both Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza have that very special kind of democratic systems where it is one person with one vote one time, or possibly twice if one should live that long.






And while we are speaking of Apartheid in Israel, the lie, here is another very impressive and wide span of coverage of Israeli inclusionary activities and the actions of openly assisting all in need from places of such a distance it seems improbable if not an impossibility, but Israel gave refuge to a boatload of Vietnamese refugees.






Let’s end this section with what could be termed a propaganda piece as the less seen side of Arab residences and neighborhoods in Israel, Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza are shown with musical background in a montage with some messages scrolled on the video. Sure this view omits the refugee camps which are cement construction apartment complexes which resemble many apartment buildings elsewhere but the camps have an added feature, they are gated communities which are fenced, guarded and have an official entrance which controls who enters and restricts seriously those wishing to depart. So enjoy a leisurely close, did we mention the nice background music?





The following is some select videos covering the Israeli reach out to the rest of the world in service to any and all they can reach with aid. These videos cover themselves so we will leave it to the videos that follow.






Save a Child Heart Services which brings children to Israel for heart surgery and also sets up and trains physicians in these nations and granting them an entire ward built with Israeli aid covering the entire program. Here are some videos on this remarkable program.









And in closing a video on the ideals of this remarkable program which runs on mostly donations to SACH. In a rare instance we will provide a way to donate to the SACH programs and their remarkable physicians, pediatric and child’s heart surgeons who specialize in heart surgery and related difficulties. Thank you for helping and know that a life of a child or of many children thank you with a smile and their newfound ability to dance their hearts out, actually their heart that you helped repair and save. Thank you.




And if you tell them where you got the idea, we would love the publicity as SACH knows nothing of this plea.


Thank You.


Beyond the Cusp



April 3, 2012

The Fear of the Spies Still Frightens the Tribes of Israel

In the Bible is the story of the twelve spies who were sent into the Promised Lands to scout the area. The excerpt from Numbers tells us exactly what the spies were to scout for and discover and what important facts and other requirements they were to return with for Moses.

17 When Moses sent them to explore Canaan, he said, “Go up through the Negev and on into the hill country. 18 See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. 19 What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? 20How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees on it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land.”

The instructions were straightforward, succinct, straightforward and plainly stated. But all of the spies except for two, Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, came back with tales of woe and horrors that awaited the Israelites should they even attempt to enter the lands and face these foes. They described giants living in heavily walled and fortified cities and among the tribes there was a collection of the worst of the Israelites enemies. Their report spread fear and woe through the people and despite attempts by Moses, Joshua, Caleb and even the promise of the assistance of G-d in taking the Promised Lands, the people feared and demanded that they turn from this place rather than be destroyed. For their complete lack of faith and lack of belief in the promises of the L-rd the Israelites were sentenced to spend the next forty years wandering in the desert until all those who had succumbed to fear had died and a new generation raised out of slavery and who believed in themselves and the L-rd could be raised and be worthy of the Promised Land.

Israel today appears to suffer from the same insane trepidations as their forefathers when facing the loathsome report from the spies. The difference today is instead of heavily fortified cities with walls too tall and well-built to scale manned by virtual giants and undefeatable foes, the modern Israelites face unmovable scorn from elitist leftists, the unavoidable anti-Semites, Islamic based hatred, and just plain simple hate from those who always follow without question. The signs of those who fear when they should lead instead are the broken lives of the Jews whose houses and neighborhoods are regularly ordered destroyed by judicial fiat even when the claims behind the suit demanding the demolitions have been proven to be fabricated and without merit. The leaders of the modern spies have been the Israeli Supreme Court and the recent change in leadership has yet to show any tangible change. One of the final edicts handed down by the previous President of the Supreme Court, Dorit Benish, ruled that all lands not currently considered as State owned lands are to be legally considered as Arab owned land regardless of the legal owner This made some land which is owned by Jews, complete with legal deed and other previously required paperwork, to be classified as illegal for any Jew to build a residence or any other structure or even to farm the land. This ruling immediately made some communities which have been in existence for many years, some over twenty years, with extensive area and numbers of families were instantly made illegal. This ruling is guaranteed to be utilized by the leftist groups in order to have these communities destroyed with no regard that some of these communities were actually built by the Israeli government on lands approved at the time of construction and which have no counter claims of ownership.

The most recent event in this saga is currently unfolding before our eyes. A group of families purchased an apartment building referred to as the Beit Machpelah as it is located near the Machpelah, Cave of the Patriarchs, in Hevron. The initial inspection of the deed and the sale proved that the building was purchased legally and everything was legally in order. Another of the leading modern day spies is Minister of Defense Ehud Barak who has already had the IDF rule that allowing the new owners to live in their legally purchased house which sits within Hevron, all of which is considered State Lands, cannot be allowed to occur as it might cause a disturbance and out of concern for public safety they have yet to receive requisite permits which he himself issues. Ehud Barak has taken the position that his hands are tied and he is powerless to do anything that would prevent the myriad of demolitions and evictions of Jews that have taken place in the recent past. The real problem is that most of these demolitions which are destroying the calm and lives of numerous Jewish families could be completely avoided if Ehud Barak would sign the needed permits and related paperwork. The Defense Minister is all that stands between the majorities of these forced ejections of families from their homes and a quiet, peaceful life, yet he claims innocence and that he is as much a victim of the circumstances as the now homeless Jewish families.

Completing the similarities to the Biblical story of the spies report is the other side of buildings which the government has declared for many various reasons to be illegal and slated for destruction. If a structure is built by either Arabs or Bedouins, then the government is reluctant to carry out any destruction orders and will find any reason in order to postpone such actions. The reluctance to carry out destruction orders and the willingness of the courts to provide legal coverage for such timidity is an ugly contrast to the veritable enthusiasm shown by the same high government officials to demolish any structure that is Jewish owned. When I witness such destructive action taken by the people in government of the land of Israel where they have no qualms about victimizing Jews yet defer out of apparent fear to those who are the modern day Canaanites it worries me as to what price the whole of the tribes of Israel will pay when retribution for their cowardice and lack of faith in the protection of the L-rd comes due. This time the punishment will be far worse than a mere forty years wandering the wilderness. My prayer is that the leaders in Israel awaken and realize their sins against their brothers and sisters before judgment is delivered and even those who have faith are included in the coming wrath.

There is a false feeling which has infected some who honestly believe that if they just give up the lands from the Six Day War then peace will bloom and everything will be perfect. The fact that after returning the entire Sinai Peninsula to Egypt, the first action their new Muslim Brotherhood government claimed was the peace treaty would be broken at the time of their choosing and was considered already voided. The destruction of the Gaza Jewish communities and full retreat from Gaza including every Jewish citizen and the entire IDF presence and in return the southern communities of Israel have been pummeled by rockets and mortars incessantly ever since. When the Israeli presence in a buffer zone was surrendered and returned to Lebanon, the immediate response was having Hezballah take up permanent positions right on the border pointing thousands of rockets at the residents of northern Israel. This eventually led to the assault and kidnapping of three Israeli IDF soldiers and the death of eight other soldiers in the kidnapping and ensuing response. This resulted in the second Lebanon War which had mixed results which is another way of saying failure. With this as the historic record, exactly what is it that makes these elitist know-it-alls think for even one second that should Judea and Samaria be turned into a new Arab entity known as Palestine will result in peace of any nature. Perhaps the formation of a terrorist state called Palestine made from the heart of the historic and eternal Jewish homeland, the lands which were promised by the L-rd, will be the form of punishment from on high. May our judgment not be harsh upon the innocent and may those who do not hold Israel as dear and Jerusalem as their greatest love repent from honest realization of their errant actions before it becomes too late. We paid for not having faith and love for the land once before, are we not able to learn from our own past that our love for the Promised Land is also a sign of our love for the L-rd our G-d who will bless us when we bless Him and we bless Him by inhabiting the land He promised to us through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Are we that stiff-necked as not to be able to learn from our own past mistakes such that we now repeat the same transgressions? Apparently so.

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