Beyond the Cusp

May 30, 2017

Jews Who Are Counter-Productive on Israel

 

The extreme leftist Jews love to protest their self-proclaimed Israeli occupation of Judea and Samaria. You talk to any of them and they will proudly claim that Israel has no desire to pursue peace. They will tell you all about how Israel is illegally occupying Judea and Samaria under International Law. They will go on about how the area of Judea and Samaria are the Palestinians homeland and that Israel must return the lands immediately and stop stalling. They will claim that it is Netanyahu who refuses to meet with Mahmoud Abbas despite any and all evidence to the contrary. And their favorite pastime is protesting Israel loudly and proudly claiming that their Jewishness safeguards them from any charges of anti-Semitism. With their sanctimoniousness, it is difficult to have to deflate their confidence in the complete faultlessness of their arguments. The one thing that is even better is most of the claims in the rest of this article could mostly be applied to virtually all the students protesting Israel with the exception of those instigators and inciters used by NGO’s to lead so many students to protest Israel using pseudo-information that they know are pure propaganda mixed with unadulterated lies with an occasional statistic or fact mixed in for the sake of making everything else credible.

 

One of their points is that Israel took the land in the 1967 war. This they actually have correct. They claim they stole it from the Palestinians who were not even combatants in the war. This is tricky because if there were actually any people by the name of Palestinians at that time, they were not combatants. The problem is there were no Palestinians and the closest thing was the PLO which had no claims to Judea and Samaria but did claim all of Israel within the Green Line and was sworn to defeat the Jews driving them into the Sea to drown or killing them where they stood. The area of Judea and Samaria at the time between 1948 and the Six Day War was occupied; let us get this straight, that is occupied illegally, by Jordan. Jordan took control of this land during the War to Annihilate the Jews fought by over a half dozen Arab Armies against Israel starting on the morning of her birth. Jordan held half of Jerusalem and the areas of Judea and Samaria which was part of the guaranteed areas west of the Jordan River which were to be the State of Israel after an agreement reached with the British upon allowing the formation of the Arab State of Jordan. Jordan illegally annexed the land and their action was recognized by only two nations, Britain and Pakistan. After the attempt at destroying Israel by the judgement of the Peel Commission, Britain trying to help destroy Israel at every turn is quite believable (see map below). Fortunately, the Peel Commission was rejected, as was the annexation by Jordan. Even the Arab and Muslim world outside of Pakistan rejected their annexation. Also, in the War to Annihilate Israel which raged on and off through 1948-9, Egypt gained control over Gaza though they never attempted to annex the land. Jordan and Egypt both threw all the Jews from their homes and lands and Jordan went further and gifted land to many Jordanians of presumed merit though most never utilized these lands. This was a means of removing all Jewish claims to the lands. The Jordanians also illegally forced numerous Jordanian citizens to relocate onto the lands they illegally held against International Law and gave Jordanian citizenship to all Arabs living in the area. These are truths that these protesters ignore likely because they were never educated in history and were never curious enough to seek the truth themselves.

 

Peel Commission Truncated Jewish State of Israel and Expanded Transjordan

Peel Commission Truncated Jewish State of Israel and Expanded Transjordan

 

These wonderful and wide-eyed leftists right out or still incubated in college or university take on complete faith their professors tales of the crimes committed by Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers which are just as big of lies as was Mahmoud Abbas trying to pass the Palestinian incitement of which he personally has taken the lead as educating their children in peace to President Trump, a lie which has been revealed using Abbas and his own words. What their professors never taught their young charges was Jewish history and the Twelve Tribes of Israel and that Israel held both sides of the Jordan River and for her northern border she had the Litani River which is inside Lebanon today and holds the Hezballah terrorist army between the Litany River and the Blue Line, the Israeli northern border with Lebanon (see map below). The Tribes of Israel included the best snow skiing in the Middle East on Mount Hermon and the medicinal waters of the Dead Sea. The Golan Heights and the Kinneret were all within her borders. What do these snowflakes from University know of this history? Probably little or nothing.

 

Eretz Yisroel from back in the time immediately after Exodus and before the additional conquest by King David and King Solomon with the original division of the lands between the Tribes covering both sides of the Jordan River. The Israelis and Jews in general could attempt to demand that Eretz Yisroel, the Land of Israel be made whole as was First Apportioned by Hashem.

 

Israel is not reluctant to make peace. Israel offered to give Judea and Samaria back to their illegal occupiers, Jordan, when the two nations reached their peace just as she had offered to return Gaza to Egypt and both refused, as there was an Arab plan to hatch. That plan was to invent a new Arab people called the Palestinians who were going to claim that they had a history in the lands. Inspect their claims and then read the Jewish history and you do not have to take modern Israelis view, read the Old Testament, the Torah (Five Books of Moses) as well as the rest of the Bible which includes Kings and Prophets and Judges. Read the entirety of the Jewish history written in the time in which it was made by those who lived and saw it in real time. The Israelite, the Jews, beginning in these lands came when Joshua crossed the Jordan and sacked Jericho, defeated five armies at Ai and then conquered the south and began the conquest of the north which had to be left for those who followed to complete, but the promise was kept and Hashem laid the land open before the Jewish People and they swelled within. Saul was anointed King and then David ruled and then Solomon who built the First Temple and the lands flourished. But it all started when they crossed the Jordan River and Joshua led the Army into the lands and began the defeat of the Canaanites, not the Arabs by any name and especially not any Palestinian Arabs who Abbas or another official once claimed lived in the lands nine thousand years ago. Well, then the Canaanites must have driven them out as they were not present for Joshua to conquer when he entered the lands just over three-thousand-five-hundred years ago, that is around 1489 BCE, in case you were wondering. (His route to the conquest of the holy Lands and the start of the nation in the Promised Lands can be seen in the map below.) The history is quite remarkable and probably a far easier and more interesting read than your chemistry books and mathematics books, at least as I remember them from my days back in the stone age.

 

Cities Conquered by Joshua as Recounted in Kings In the Hebrew Bible the Old Testament

Cities Conquered by Joshua as Recounted in Kings
In the Hebrew Bible the Old Testament

 

The realty is quite a bit different, as the area known as Judea and Samaria belonged to Israel under International Law and was illegally occupied by Jordan from 1948 up until the Six Day War; Israel did not conquer the area as Israel liberated lands that belong to Israel from Jordanian occupation. The Arabs residing in the area were holding Jordanian passports and identifications and were citizens of Jordan which meant that by International Law Israel could have made them relocate back into their country which had forced many to move into these lands; they legally could, and maybe should, have sent them back into Jordan. Having sent them all into Jordan immediately and reclaiming what was legally Israel would have saved Israel all the headaches they have faced ever since. The reason that Israel did not relocate the Arabs was simple; Israel is not a normal nation but a nation of people who are supposed to lead by showing the world a better face for humanity, a better way of treating one another, simply to be a light unto the nations. Unfortunately, Israel is located in an area where civility is seen as weakness and mercy as a form of surrender. Israel’s enemies know that the Jews are not a cruel people and use this against Israel. The professors in the universities know the youngsters in their charge are neophytes as far as historical knowledge and that their words are unquestioned by their students and thus they use them as their personal weapon against what they believe is the greatest evil in the world today, their own nation. As leftists, they cannot help but find that religious people are inherently evil and unthinking and all the things they despise most. This is why they tell lies about Israel and the Jewish People, their own people. Their little charges will grow as they enter the world and meet people with different perspectives and more knowledge which was not provided back in all their years of schooling, which is why it is known as the College of Hard Knocks in which I am working on my doctorate and that takes a lifetime. Learn whose land it was under International Law before you decide that someone is breaking International Law because when it comes to Israel, the world is attempting to coop and break International Law day in and day out, and they are doing so against their favorite people to blame for all their own ills, the Jewish People. Again, read history throughout the ages and remember the admonition we received from the All Knowing, in every generation there will be one to rise up against you. The one was not a person as much as an enemy, and this time the one is everyone and they have used you. Learn history, learn International Law, learn from the sages through the ages, and learn about the Jewish People and when you have learned a lifetime of learning, then we can talk. Learn, most important of all, on your own and trust very few, just the few who have proven that they will not lie to you and are not going to candy coat the truth even if that truth is difficult to swallow and goes against everything you think you know. First, test what everyone says by seeking out those who hold the opposite opinion and then check each one’s sources. The first we would recommend is the Bible as it holds a few thousand years of knowledge in a single book with some tremendous stories which will amaze you.

 

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February 22, 2017

Nasrallah and Allies Throwing Threats at Israel

 

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel to “Count to one million!” this past Monday before starting any attacks or violence against Lebanon. To those who know Israel they realize this threat has nothing to do with any threats which might emanate from Israel, they have everything to do with Nasrallah reinforcing his own standing as Hezballah has some difficulties as their losses in the Syria conflict continue to mount. Hezballah requires their front with Israel to give their movement legitimacy and without support in Lebanon they would not have this front. Nasrallah’s problem is the fighting by Hezballah in support of Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad in his war to try and reestablish his country with him still in control. Hezballah only has an obligation to fight for al-Assad because Iran insists they assist the Iranian efforts to support al-Assad, an ally, or should we say the more honest assessment of puppet, and thus retain Syria as the anchor on the Mediterranean of the Shiite Crescent across the Middle East. This Shiite Crescent begins with Iran bordering the Indian Ocean and Persian (Arabian) Gulf across Iraq and on through Syria and Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea. Should Iran lose their claim to Syria personified by Bashir al-Assad who is more Shiite than Sunni as an Alawite Muslim, they lose their western Shiite Crescent anchor. The civil war in Syria has drawn more assets from Iran who has sent mostly Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) units and as the fighting had continued they demanded that Hezballah assist the efforts and this demand has only increased as the fighting became more and more desperate. Initially Hezballah had great successes but soon they began to have sufficient losses that they were no longer able of hiding the deaths and severe injuries to their fighters. As Hezballah is mostly an all-volunteer force, leaving Hezballah has proven bad for some individuals’ health.

 

Hassan Nasrallah Gesturing during remote feed video onto large screen during Hezballah semi-annual pretense of readiness to defeat any Israeli assault as he remain in hiding presumably beyond the reach of Israeli drones and commandos. This enhances his appearance of constantly under threat by Israeli forces seeking to assassinate him. The likely truth is that Israel had no reason, desire or even bothered to draw up plans to do so. As far as whether Israel could find Hassan Nasrallah’s various secreted locations, probably already have them pinpointed on some map just in case it becomes advantageous to remove Nasrallah from his position as the figurehead of Hezballah.

Hassan Nasrallah Gesturing during remote feed video onto large screen during Hezballah semi-annual pretense of readiness to defeat any Israeli assault as he remain in hiding presumably beyond the reach of Israeli drones and commandos. This enhances his appearance of constantly under threat by Israeli forces seeking to assassinate him. The likely truth is that Israel had no reason, desire or even bothered to draw up plans to do so. As far as whether Israel could find Hassan Nasrallah’s various secreted locations, probably already have them pinpointed on some map just in case it becomes advantageous to remove Nasrallah from his position as the figurehead of Hezballah.

 

Still, and especially with the losses in Syria, Hezballah needs volunteers to fill their ranks of fighters. They control much of the government forces throughout Lebanon and is allied closely with President Michel Aoun and through these connections they control the education system in much of the areas and through this they indoctrinate the youth thus providing for future volunteers. One of the main attractive themes which is used in the schools and in their seeking for new recruits is the idea of fighting the Jews, Israel in particular. This has been a central theme even in Iran where their two major indoctrination inducing themes are “Death to America” teamed with “Death to Israel” both of which are often chanted in demonstrations after Friday prayers. This is the Iranian version of George Orwell’s 1984 “Two Minutes of Hate.” The similarity between the Iranian use of hate and Nasrallah using hate for Israel and the Jews are asimple means of holding power through defining and demonization of the other. This has been one of the means of unifying populations throughout Islamic history beginning with Muhammad during his later period in Medina after his being cast out of Mecca as his preaching that his revelations were the only truth, something the pluralistic society of Mecca refused to accede to, eventually rubbed the leaders of the city and the populace to such an extent they rejected both his preaching and soon the man himself, Muhammad, was cast out of the city. Once he established his power base in Medina he turned on those who had rejected him, first the Jewish tribes in the vicinity of Medina and then on Mecca bringing it down and subjugating those who had formerly rejected him. This was why he called his religion Islam which best translates as submission. This is still the method used by Islam that all must bow to their wishes and as Muhammad chose the Jews for a special place as the most accursed by Islam, this theme is repeated today. This is part of why Israel is so hated and why they so often depict the United States as controlled by Jews or as the puppet of Israel and thus singling the United States for equal hate as is given Israel. Some may ask why then is Britain also given such hate even more so than France, which was just as much a colonial power after the end of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, and the reason is simple, the Balfour Declaration brining Israel into existence, as they were under Jewish control. Everything traces back to the Jews no matter how absurd such a premise may be. Below we have Orwell’s “Two Minutes of Hate” and a rally against Israel, Britain and America from Tehran and the similarities are easily recognized.

 


Two Minutes of Hate

 


Endless Mindless Hate

 

There has also been a renewed belligerence from Gaza using a new tactic of firing their rockets from both within Gaza and from the Sinai Peninsula. Other than opening up a new front by using Egyptian territory there may be more involved. These rockets have been largely a single volley and then a return to what can be described as a normal level of fear and anxiety. The truth is, as we noted in our article Hamas Appointments Signal Coming Conflict, the recent retirement by Ismail Haniyeh and his replacement by Yahya Sinwar signals an expected increase in belligerence and the definite possibility of another Gaza war as Hamas will likely start a new rocket offensive this spring and into the summer. More rockets were fired into Israel today and all that remains is to see who and how many take credit for the attacks. Currently there is a war ongoing in Gaza in a rather subdued struggle for control of the area, the attacks on Israel as well as potentially Egypt between Hamas and Islamic State. Both groups would desire to eradicate Israel and both find Egyptian President Sisi to be a threat to their particular version of Islam, as he is calling for a reformation within Islam placing the emphasis on the Meccan coexistence verses instead of the Medina conquer the world and subjugation verses. Both Islamic State and Hamas see conquest as the true path of Islam holding no question in the supremacy which must be brought about by any and all means necessary including by the sword. Their argument with Sisi still would take a back seat to their hatreds for Israel and the Jews. In the case of Hamas one should not believe their aim is simply to destroy Israel and scatter the Jews to the far corners of the Earth as their Charter calls for the annihilation of all Jews wherever they may be found. Quoting the Hamas Charter, it states in Article 7, “The Day of Judgment will not come until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, ‘O Muslim, O servant of God, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’” Further, it states in Article 32, “Zionism scheming has no end, and after Palestine, they will covet expansion from the Nile to the Euphrates River. When they have finished digesting the area on which they have laid their hand, they will look forward to more expansion. Their scheme has been laid out in the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’” These are actual beliefs which they intend to act upon yet nobody appears capable of understanding their deep-seated anti-Semitism and the extents to which they intend to carry the extermination of the Jewish People. What the world need understand is that the Islamic hatred for the Jews goes all the way back to the beginning starting with Muhammad and was not a product of their influence from the Nazis but rather it was an Islamic influence of Jew hatred which spurred the Nazis even further and was responsible in part for the “Final Solution” which was in part formulated through the input of the Mufti of Jerusalem in discussions he partook in at the Wannsee Conference. Hamas is simply the continuation of Muhammad’s preoccupation with the extermination of the Jewish People.

 

Ismail Haniyeh and Yahya Sinwar

Ismail Haniyeh and Yahya Sinwar

 

What poses the real threat is the possibility of facing a two front assault from the south using both Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula by Hamas as well as facing Hezballah in the north potentially attacking from both Lebanon and onto the Golan Heights from within al-Assad held areas around Damascus in Syria. Where such would not prove an impossible task for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), it would limit that care which could be granted should the IDF only need fight on just one front. There would be a necessary broadening of any theater of operation with less ability to use discretion when targeting essential structures being used as rocket launching facilities or command and control. This would be particularly true on the front against Hezballah as they have been provided with sufficient ability to destroy much of Israel with their estimated one-hundred-fifty-thousand rockets and missiles. With such an arsenal they could probably overwhelm the Iron Dome systems and in order to preserve the nation the IDF would be required to rely on intensive air strikes and use of Israeli missiles in a series of precision munitions. The usual surgical precision and calling off air strikes simply because there would be a potential for civilian casualties would need to be given less urgency as many of these rockets and missiles and their launchers have been placed in what Hezballah refer to as their hardened positions which they claim Israel is unable to strike. What they are relying upon is that no Israeli government would ever permit the unrestricted use of missiles and air strikes regardless of civilian casualties. The difference in any coming conflict with Hezballah is that it would come down to Lebanese casualties or Israeli casualties and that would not be a difficult, though it would be an unpleasant, thought for any Israeli Prime Minister no matter where on the political scale they may sit. Any Israeli Prime Minister who would hold Lebanese or Gazan lives as more important and more precious than Israeli lives and call off strikes which would save Israeli civilians simply because Lebanese or Gazans might be hurt should step down immediately. There is a point where being humane when fighting a war has to give way to the practicality of fighting a war. Any war with Hezballah who have been provided with more missiles and rockets than many European military powers could put into use at any given time by Iran with the intent of overwhelming Israel and destroying as much of the country and murdering as many of the people as possible, that requires taking off the gloves and fighting any confrontation as what it is, an all-out no-holds-barred war. Such is not exactly something to be proud over, but reality has consequences and the only thing which Israel can promise is that she will not fire the first shot.

 

That leads us to the final reason Nasrallah made the comments he did. His other purpose is to establish through quotations the idea that any confrontation must have been started by Israel. In this with repeated statements of how Hezballah will go to any length in protecting Lebanon from Israeli aggressions, Hezballah will not shy when Israel attacks, Hezballah stands ready for the coming Israeli attacks and statement after such statement that when Hezballah strikes Israel in a cross border raid killing IDF soldiers on patrol and kidnapping soldiers if able they will claim the Israelis attacked and the world, even for a moment believes and reports such, then the entire following conflict will be blamed on Israel. Many of the world media will point to all the times Nasrallah warned of impending Israeli attack. The problem is Hezballah claims that the Galilee is occupied land and that Israel illegally holds these lands so when they attack it is in defense of lands they claim are occupied despite there being a recognized international border which places these lands within Israel. The entire length of the Lebanon Israel border is fenced and any attack required crossing through the fence at recognized crossing points. The entire border between Israel and Lebanon is supposed to be monitored by the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon. These are the same peacekeepers who were supposed to prevent Hezballah from rearming and prevent their digging an entire new set of underground facilities. This is the same United Nations peacekeeping force which the Europeans walked out of supporting, India left after they were threatened and these peacekeepers now basically work for Hezballah. These United Nations forces were referred to as UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) and were put in place after the Second Lebanon War and almost lasted two years before basically turning the other way and allowing any breaching of the agreements they were supposed to enforce. They became so threatened that one seldom sees any United Nations vehicles south of the Litani River and those one can find are often being driven by and used to transport Hezballah units, rockets and provisions. UNIFIL became a joke and if there is any logic left in Israel, they will never again trust the United Nations, European union, European nations or most of the world to keep even a single promise if doing so places them in opposition to the forces of Islam as the world is more afraid of terrorists than they are of Israel because Israel will not be blowing things up in their capitals or anywhere they care about. Israel needs to realize they are on their own for the most part and any friends they may have after an election may disappear after the next election and their promises will leave with them. Such is the lesson of the written agreement given Ariel Sharon by George W. Bush which has since become a dead letter with at best may become resurrected briefly but will then be eclipsed somewhere down the road, guaranteed. The only promises Israel can count upon are in Torah.

 

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April 9, 2016

Jews Becoming Targets for Assaults Throughout the World

 

A Rabbi assaulted and killed on way to Shabbat Services in Florida while visiting relatives. The Rabbi was from New York City area. Elderly Jewish man died from wound resulting from one single punch to the head in suspected ‘Knock the Jew Out’ game attack, and struck head in resulting fall. Jews attacked in kosher deli and bakery Hyper Cachet in Paris as part of Charlie Hebdo attacks. Stabbings and vehicular assaults over half year result in thirty Jews murdered and over two hundred Arab deaths throughout Israel as well as in West Bank Areas of Judea and Samaria. Hate Crime Jewish victims make the news from throughout the world with many simply assaulted simply because they were Jews. The story is the same in places from around the world in attacks apparently because they were Jews and nothing more. Attacks are played down in attempts to assure residents of many localities partly so as not to excite fears in neighborhoods while police were quietly dispatched to guard Jewish day cares, schools and other facilities frequented by Jews.

 

In some attacks the hate crime angle was omitted from reports when reporting on events in what would later be determined to have simply intended to play-down the anti-Semitic angle and thus allow for simple police guards to effectively protect the Jewish neighborhoods while not drawing additional attention to large Jewish neighborhoods which usually exist in close proximity to the initial areas of these attacks. The deemphasizing, or should we just say ignoring, the religious targeting allowed for treating each as a singular event thus lessening any emphasis in the smattering of attacks throughout separate areas in United States, Canada, Europe and Israel. Seemingly Jews are not safe in a leading number of places and authorities in many locations simply are advising that they relocate leaving places where Jews have resided for centuries, even millennia. Much of this new wave of anti-Semitism is being driven by the legal and illegal influx of Muslims fleeing troubles and even open warfare in their former homelands. Terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, Hezballah, Hamas and the IRGC have been found to be behind much of the anti-Semitism seemingly sweeping the globe often with actual states sponsoring such activity in order to exacerbate an existing problem. The levels of hatred and acts of intolerance have surpassed once thought to be unsurpassable levels, especially in places frequented by Israeli youth for vacations after IDF service such as Turkey and places in the Egyptian Sinai. Not all of the anti-Semitism is a byproduct purely from Muslim nations as often it is found to be more traditional sentiment rising amongst native populations, especially across Europe.

 

 

Protesters in support of Palestinians in Gaza last weekend displayed a swastika at a Paris rally. The demonstration had been banned by the government and prompted deployment of police.

Protesters in support of Palestinians in Gaza
last weekend displayed a swastika at a Paris rally.
The demonstration had been banned by the
government and prompted deployment of police.

 

The most troubling facet of the neo-anti-Semitism has been the wide-spread rejection of Jews as an outcropping stemming from anti-Israel and anti-Zionist wrought violence and traditional stereotyping of Jews on many college campuses, some rearing its ugliness on campuses of leading institutions such as the California University System, City College of New York (CUNY) and throughout the Ivy League universities in the New England area which had long been a bastion of large Jewish student populations. The violence which has accompanied such demonstrations such as Israel Apartheid Week (month) and other demonstrations presumably protesting presumed ill treatment of Arab Palestinians by Israel which has manifest itself originally through fake eviction notices placed solely on Jewish student’s dorm rooms, fake Apartheid walls, mock-ups of Israeli checkpoints used to assault Jewish students and anti-Semitic tropes painted on Hillel buildings and predominantly Jewish fraternities and sororities. Seemingly nowhere is off-limits to such acts as even Brandeis University has had such incidents. Often university deans and authorities have apologized when demonstrations got out of control and caused harassment and even including assaults upon the Jewish students, many of which actually had taken part in the initial demonstrations against presumed Israeli policies. The most egregious demonstrations, too many of which became violent, have been in reaction to pro-Israel demonstrations and attempts to provide information of actual Israeli policies and the fact that Israeli society is fully integrated and that Arabs, both Muslims and Christians, have full rights and even serve in the government and hold high positions in the Israeli legal community, medical community, security position and all facets of Israeli life. The pro-Palestinian groups would too often run ransacking such displays destroying displays, burning literature and far too often assaulting the people manning such displays. These pro-Palestinian groups refuse debate and will do whatever is required to prevent the other side from ever being allowed to enter the debate using traditional brownshirt tactics of smashmouth style confrontations thus avoiding debate.

 

More often than not, the average anti-Israel demonstrators are instructed to never get in a debate about Palestine or the supposed rights of the Jews to have their own nation the same as any other groups worldwide. Instead their modus operandi is to prevent the Zionist and pro-Israel side from ever being presented often by threatening the university officials to uninvited such speakers. This has regularly been the reaction when people such as Bridgette Gabriel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Walid Shoebat, Nonie Darwish and other pro-Israel voices. These pro-Israel speakers often come with varied backgrounds as exampled by the four listed above but all have two things in common, they are great and knowledgeable speakers and they each have compelling stories. Bridgette Gabriel is a Lebanese Maronite Christian and Lebanon Civil War survivor and author of “Because They Hate” and “They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali refugee who was fleeing a forced marriage taking refuge in the Netherlands where she was elected to Parliament before controversy led to her being stripped of her citizenship. She fled ending up in the United States. She authored “The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam,” “Infidel: My Life.” “Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations” and “Heretic: Why Islam needs a Reformation Now.” Walid Shoebat is a Palestinian American, born a Muslim in the West Bank to an American mother and converted to Christianity now residing in the United States. He claims to have been a Palestinian terrorist who has changed his views after spending time in an Israeli prison and is now quite pro-Israel. CNN did an investigation of many claims made by Mr. Shoebat and was unable to verify much of his story which he claims was under a different name which he used in these activities researched by CNN. Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist and critic of Islam, and founder of Arabs for Israel. She authored “Now They Call Me Infidel; Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror,” “Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law,” and “The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East.”

 

 

Bridgette Gabriel, Walid Shoebat, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish

 

Anti-Semitism is often the final step which invariably rises from anti-Israelism and anti-Zionism as sure as summer leads to fall which leads to winter. When one denies the right of Israel to exist, they are claiming that the Jewish People do not have the right to living in their own country or have the right to self-determination as other peoples possess. This stems from the concept that the Jews are cursed by G0d to live as foreigners in strange lands always subject to the curses from their betters. They were to be driven from lands periodically or otherwise they might become comfortable and assume to having rights. Their work and discoveries are to be shared with their fellow countrymen. It was common through history that when things went poorly such as crop failure or disease, such as plague or influenza, the government and those in power can blame the town’s or city’s Jews and drive them from their lands and confiscate their property allowing them minimal possessions permitted to take with them. This ritualistic anti-Semitism is the main reason that anti-Semitism rises to generate periodic episodes and increases in times of stress. Anti-Semitism exists in both European societies and Islamic societies. The argument as to which group had a higher amount and which had a greater period of anti-Semitism all depended on where one sets the bar on anti-Semitism. Both Europe and the Islamic nations of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) had religious reasons they detested the Jews regarding the Jewish faith with disdain and believing their faith had rendered Judaism invalid. In the case of Islam they believed their religion has also caused Christianity to suffer the same fate as Judaism. They further believed that all other religions to be heretical at best and idolatry at the worst.

 

Perhaps a good idea for closing this article would be to define some of the precepts of Judaism and Zionism as best we understand them. This is where we make the caveat which points out that we are not rabbis or even rabbinical students nor do we have a college degree so please validate our facts as presented. The first item is that Judaism does not believe in proselytizing and thus do not attempt to push Judaism onto others or declare it the only or best religion existing. We simply claim it best suits our needs and that we take on the demands, commandments and obligations of being a Jew. Biblically there are six-hundred and thirteen commandments starting with the Ten Commandments. Jews do not require anything from people outside our faith living beyond our borders. Those residing in Israel we request that they follow the Noahic Codes (see below), seven commandments upon which one can base a civilized life. We believe we are to be a light unto the nations. In being such we believe we are to try and live lives of an exemplary nature and be role models for the world, an area we have often failed at in our day-to-day lives. We are to share any items, inventions and discoveries with the world at large. This would include cures for diseases, software and all other ventures. Yes, we can make money from such developments and inventions. We are to avoid wars except when defending our lands.

 

 

Noahic Codes

Noahic Codes

 

Our claims to land are basic and we do not seek to conquer the world for ourselves, Hashem or any other reasons. There is no real “Greater Israel” or an Israel from the Euphrates River or Tigress River to the Nile River. Our current demands if maximalists were asked would claim from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. The maximal lands ever controlled by the Jewish People were under Kings David and Solomon. The lands we were promised according to the Bible and their divisions between the twelve tribes had as our borders the same border as we have currently with Egypt with the Jordan River running down with tribes located on both sides as well as both sides of the Sea of Galilee (or the Kinneret) and the Mediterranean Sea as our western border. The final border would be the northern which was the Litani River (see maps below).

 

 

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.

 

The Israeli claims to the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea stem from promises given by the British Crown which promised these lands in exchange for the other 78% of the British Mandate for an Arab state which became Jordan. When asked about a state for the Arab Palestinians, that would be Jordan, not half of the lands promised the Jews and Zionist Congress by the British and the League of Nations and presumably backed by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which recognized the British and French Mandates. The ideas are not that complicated until one gets to the desires of the world or at least the vast majority of national leaders and internationalist one worlders who all want the Jews stateless again knowing that if Israel falls then the Jewish religion and people will not survive another century and more likely the remainder of more than a handful of Jews survival will be measured in years, at best decades. The desire is to erase Israel and be rid of the Jews and their morality so the world can revert to the good old days of hedonistic bliss. What these hedonist seekers forget is that those days always resulted in war and mass murders. If one wants an example of the world without Jews all one need do is look to the Americas at the advent of the European conquest and one sees tribes, human sacrifice, barely surviving with food shortage always a problem and constant warfare between tribes. Maybe that is exactly what they desire, though for their sakes, I hope not. In the meantime, could the world just begrudgingly allow us our small plots of land and we promise to invent great things and share them and live by setting an example once we get our act together and we will not bother anyone much, honest.

 

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