Beyond the Cusp

May 11, 2018

The Secret of Israel

 

Israel seems to be a secret to the remainder of the world. That becomes obvious when you listen to the idiotic ideas coming from so many when referring what they believe is Israel. We have read of and heard some claiming that Israel wants to establish a “Greater Israel” by expanding her borders. We have covered this claim before explaining that the term “Greater Israel” simply refers to the times of Kings David and Solomon. They will infer that Israel is supremacist, started the conflict and numerous other ways of saying that Israel is the bully. Actually, the Ottomans started it when they joined with the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and Germany against the Allied Powers during World War I. Just for the record, they lost and the world decided to end these empires which were considered the aggressors, thus the Austrian-Hungarian Empire was divided up and the Balkan nations were born along with the rest of Eastern Europe, Germany found their borders slimmed at the edges and the Ottoman Empire was carved up with the separate parts placed into Mandates with the presumed intention of making them into little democracies with some effort. Another large idea of the age was the reestablishing of originalist nations returning areas to their original rulers such as Finland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Lithuania which dotted the new Eastern Europe. The Ottoman Empire was carved up making the nations making up the MENA nations of the Middle East and North Africa (see map below). One of those Mandates established the ancient homeland of the Jewish People, Israel, and an Arab state of Transjordan (later simply Jordan) which was designated the homeland for the Arab Palestinians. Another pair established was Lebanon and Syria where Lebanon was supposed to have been Christian while Syria was supposed to be Arab Syrians in their historic lands.

 

(MENA) Middle East and North Africa Including Turkey and Iran With North Central Africa

(MENA)
Middle East and North Africa
Including Turkey and Iran
With North Central Africa

 

Initially, the Arabs residing in all four nations claimed they were Syrians. The French Mandate, which included Syria and Lebanon, claimed to be simply all part of Syria while the British Mandate, which included Israel and Jordan, claimed to be in southern region of Greater Syria. The idea was that they would take all of the area and make their Arab state of Greater Syria. The Arabs believed that all the lands which had been the Ottoman Empire were to remain under Arab and Muslim control. They refused to recognize the Mandates established by the various treaties including the San Remo Conference, the Treaty of Sèvres amongst others. That has been the main problem which has led to the difficulties between Israel and her Arab neighbors which continue into our daily news. Lebanon is no longer a Christian nation, simply a Muslim nation where the Christians are permitted to remain as long as they behave. The Islamic name for such is called a Dhimmi, a form of second-class citizenry. For intents and purposes, and in reality, Hezballah is the current ruling power in Lebanon. That means that Iran has direct control over Lebanon, the Hezballah terrorist military and the Lebanese Army which includes quite an amount of United States military weaponry including Abrams main battle tanks.

 

Back to what it is Israel honestly wants from the rest of the world. This includes the Muslim nations, the United States, the Europeans, the British, the Russians, the Chinese and everybody else. It is actually the thing that the Jewish People have prayed to have for the past two-thousand-plus years. We would like our little plot of land promised to Abraham which extends from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, from the Egyptian Border north to, originally the Litani River (see map below), but we will be just fine with the Blue Line as already inspected and approved by the United Nations after the Israeli withdrawal from Southern Lebanon in 2000. Any people within this region who desire relocating voluntarily, we will give them generous assistance. Those who prefer to remain will need to understand that they will be residing under the laws of the State of Israel. Any terrorist act will result in their being deported and not permitted to return. After this has been settled and we are securely within our border, then please just allow us to tend to our needs and as long as we are left in peace, we will leave the remainder of the world in peace. There will be advantages for the world should this be accomplished. Any medical, technical, agricultural or other discoveries or inventions performed in Israel will be shared with the rest of the world. Israel will be able to make greater strides when we no longer are required to prepare for a war to start at any moment.

 

Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Original Borders for Israel

Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Original Borders for Israel

 

As far as what will be occurring within our borders, that is a simple matter. We will have a large segment of the Jews praying to Hashem while also working to build a better future. We will likely rebuild the Temple making the Third Temple, and hopefully final Temple, a reality and do so with the minimal upset to other religions to the greatest of our ability. Those fearing that this means we will reengage in animal sacrifice, allow us to give a modicum of relief and peace of mind. The first Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, who some claim believed that animal offerings will not be reinstituted when the Third Temple is rebuilt, thought that only grain and vegetable sacrifices would be reinstituted. His commentary on the Siddur on the sentence at the end of Shemoneh Esrei, “Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to Hashem as in the days of old and as in the ancient years,” Rav Kook wrote, “In the future, the abundance of knowledge will spread to and penetrate even animals…and the “sacrifices” which will then be from Grain, will be as pleasing to G-d as in days of old (when there were animal offerings).”* This would limit the Third Temple to only vegetarian offerings.

 

Israel will not make demands on other nations and instead will do as we are bid by our Torah, to lead lives worthy and honoring Hashem and then our lives will not want for anything. Judaism has a unique feature not found in the other two Abrahamic faiths in that we do not proselytize nor do we insist that others must follow out religion or even believe in Hashem. We simply request that we be permitted to follow our religion and be left to our own ways within our borders and, in return, we will share any great bounty or discoveries we find with the world. In Judaism we are instructed only to tell those who come and inquire about Judaism and not to press any to convert and even to ask those who request to convert why they would want to do so. There are numerous rules and rituals which are required of those following strict Judaism which is why we question why one would desire to take on these potential burdens in their lives when there is no pressing requirement for them to do so. In Judaism, Hashem loves the Jewish People and also loves all people for we are all His children and thus all receive his love. The Jews, it is often stated, believe they are special as the Chosen People. Well, yes, in a warped way. One need understand that being the Chosen People is defined in two ways, the first is the well-known that Hashem chose the Jews, or at least Abraham, Isaack, and Jacob plus likely Moses. Remember, Hashem also chose Noah and gave him the Noahic Code, the Seven Laws for a civilized society. The other side of being the Chosen People is the Jewish People have chosen to follow the Laws given us at Mount Sinai through Moses and written in the Torah which demand of us performing six-hundred-thirteen Mitzvot. (Here is a list drawn up by Chabad for comparison and a second opinion.) So the Chosen People works in both directions and does not mean the Jews are special other than they have agreed upon the laws and customs they are to observe, for which we get to live an orderly life and no special compensation beyond what every other individual receives from Hashem for living a good and honest life.

 

Definitive Map of Israel

 

Israel, much like Judaism, desires only to be permitted to live within our borders as described above or as shown in the map above. Nothing would make us happier than to be allowed to tend to our own business within the ancient lands of our forefathers. Yet there are those who insist that the Jews never resided in this region despite the historical evidence to the contrary. Of course, some of those making these statements claim that the history of mankind, or at least the only history that matters, started approximately fourteen-hundred years ago with the revelation of the Quran to Mohammad in Mecca and finishing in Medina. The history of the Jewish People dates back slightly more distant with Kings David and Solomon residing over three-thousand years ago and Abraham almost a thousand years before that. That is a very long time ago, but that was the beginning and was where much of what is the beginnings of the basis of the democratic institutions and the Judeo-Christian ethics upon which much of European and American history is based and on which many other cultures base their beliefs. Israel, under Kings David and Solomon attempted to gain empire, as that was the way of the world three-thousand years past. That ended poorly soon after King Solomon when the kingdoms split into a northern and a southern kingdom and the added lands of empire revolted successfully gaining their independence only to be swallowed by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians. The Northern Kingdom fell to Assyria and then the Southern Kingdom, Judah, fell to the Babylonians. The existence of the Northern Kingdom is somewhat a mystery as they are referred to as the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel though some are claiming to be returning in these modern times of the reestablishing of Israel. The Jews, based on the Kingdom of Judah, once conquered by Babylon were prophesized to have to spend four-hundred-thirty years in exile but when Cyrus the Great and Persia conquered Babylon, he freed the Jews to return and build their Temple anew and were only required to pay a tax to Persia in return. The Jews built their Second Temple and were doing quite nicely and then Alexander the Great and his Greeks arrived. The Jews had only been in Babylon for seventy years and had they lived according to the Torah and the laws of Hashem, then they would have lived happily ever after. The Jews failed at living the good and decent life and that is why they were returned into exile and the Diaspora, but more on that later.

 

The Greeks conquered Judea in 322 BCE and except for a few short spans where foreign rule was thrown off, remained conquered through the Roman Empire, the Caliphate, Crusades, Ottomans and finally the British until May 14, 1948. This is where things get interesting. Prophesy has lost some of its wonder in the modern era, but the reestablishing of Israel should put a little polish and a new shine on ancient prophesy. These prophesies provided the core of the Jewish People’s hopes for over two-thousand years along with the knowledge that Hashem promised that we would be returned to our homelands miraculously and our dispersal and exile would end. The promise gave a date according to Ezekiel who said the Jews were to be punished for 430 years because they had turned away from Hashem. This was to become the Babylonian exile. The Persians under Cyrus the Great defeated the Babylonians, as mentioned above, and freed their Jewish captives about 70 years after Judah lost independence to Babylon. This left 360 years which the Jews would require a second exile to fulfill as one must pay Hashem when one strays. In Leviticus 26:18, Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:24 and Leviticus 26:28 the Torah spells things out quite clearly, should the Jews not fully repent their sins they would be punished increased by a factor of seven. Since most of the Jews freed from Babylon decided to live in the Persian society and adopted pagan ways, which is not exactly repenting, their remaining 360 years were multiplied by seven meaning their time in the Diaspora or under foreign occupation became 2,520 years on the original lunar Jewish calendar which translates to 2,484 years. Count from 536 BCE forward 2,484 years and you arrive at 1948. Further, Isaiah’s prophecy Chapter 66:8 states: “Who has heard of a thing like this? Who has seen things like these? Will a land be brought forth with labor pains in one day? Or will a nation be born at one time? For Zion has come into labor pains as well as given birth to her sons.” Israel was established exactly as Isaiah prophesized in a single day. Who said prophesy was dead, certainly not us.

 

We took a long time and the ingathering prophesized in the story of the Dry Bones. That was the prophesy from Ezekiel 37:1-14 telling of the restoration of the Jewish People using the parable of the Valley of Dry Bones. The prophesy tells of the ingathering of the Jewish People being brought from the four corners and renewed. The prophesy also speaks of taking tribes of Israel (Joseph) and the tribe of Judah and make them one foretelling that the House of Israel will be a united house once more as it is. The verse goes on to say that being observant and true to the Mitzvahs, the Commandments, will be made easy for the people in Israel, something we can attest to as this has been our case as religion has come upon our souls and persons and following the Commandments of Torah have been placed within reach. Of course, not all are finding returning to their former religious ways as easy as one might hope. The rate at which this would come about once the nation was reestablished was made to appear slow as the bones took time to gather, gain sinew, muscle, skin, and eventually the return of their soul, their religious zeal. This means that Israel is still a work in progress but the love of her people will eventually overcome all obstacles.

 

That brings up to this past week. Very early Thursday morning, Iran fired approximately twenty rockets towards Israel aimed at the Golan Heights. The Israelis residing in the region were awakened and told to take shelter which they were kept secured within for a few hours. These rockets largely fell short of their mark and most of the remainder was intercepted by the Iron Dome systems guarding the region. Despite the entire evening and night previous to the launch having been completely peaceful and quiet, the IDF was tipped to the coming attack when hearing Syrian broadcasts claiming the Israeli forces had attacked a series of positions held by Hezballah within Syria. Despite not having left their positions in the Golan, the IDF knew from experience that this was the signal for “retribution” by the Arab forces, actually in this case, the forces were Iranian. There would be an Israeli attack, but it came subsequent to the launching of multiple, at least twenty, rockets at Israel by Iranian Quds Force (videos below) and Israel retaliated and struck a large area and numerous Iranian and Hezballah bases and munition stockpiles (see map below). There will be claims that the Israeli response, wait for it, was “disproportional” to the Iranian attack launched at Israel. Since when has combat become a proportional enterprise? The entire reason for striking back after the Iranian Quds Force attack is to dissuade any future attacks by making the cost too steep. You do not prevent an aggressor from attacking you by trading them blow for blow, you strike them as hard as you feel is necessary, and if they try such again, this was the third Iranian attack in several weeks, then you make the cost spiral even higher. When a bully picks a fight and the targeted youth gains the upper hand, they do not just allow the bully to walk away without further harm, they bloody the nose of the bully and perhaps a few extra punches for good measure making any future attack out of the question. Iran is the bully in the Middle East along with their terror proxies Hamas, Hezballah, Islamic Jihad and their foreign IRGC forces who practice terrorism throughout the globe as the Ayatollahs desire. Hamas is currently, along with Islamic Jihad, making a spectacle on the Gaza border which is supposed to climax over this weekend and on through Monday in celebration of Nakba Day, the day that six Arab armies attacked the newly declared state of Israel and proceeded to fail to destroy all of Israel and had to settle for winning Gaza and areas of Judea and Samaria which Jordan annexed illegally and called the West Bank. These were and are lands which the League of Nations and United Nations, under Article 80 of the U.N. Charter, promised and guaranteed to be an integral part of Israel. They are also hoping that their month plus rioting and general mayhem would prod the United States into postponing the opening of their Jerusalem Embassy. They obviously have not yet understood President Trump and the changes which came with his taking office.

 

 

Locations of Israeli Counter Strikes Against Iranian and Hezballah Targets

Locations of Israeli Counter Strikes Against Iranian and Hezballah Targets

 

There will probably also be great amounts of attempted disruption coming from the Palestinian Authority which they will launch from Eastern Jerusalem. This will be an unofficial protest, but there has not been a Nakba day which was not also made into a Day of Rage since the first intifada was launched back in the 1980’s. We are fairly sure that part of the reasoning behind the Iranian rocket attack was also to place pressure on the United States to not relocate their embassy. We can only hope that the response they suffered in response to their rocket launches will be sufficient to deter their future thoughts for such misadventures. We simply want to live within our borders in peace and security and in return will share our discoveries with any in the world finding them advantageous. We do not want a war but as has been proven in the past, we will fight if one is foist upon us. We surrendered land to Egypt for peace and made peace with Jordan. We withdrew from Lebanon and Gaza with hopes for peace and received terrorists waging wars in return. Now much of the world demands we give away land overlooking the heart of the nation to the Palestinian Arabs who are ruled by the PLO, a recognized terrorist organization, and the world is aghast that we do not wish to commit suicide. Next we will have the United Nations demanding from the General Assembly for Israel to answer for these attacks on Syria despite their knowing full well Israel was attacked first. But it does not matter that Israel was attacked first, what matters is the Jews are defending themselves for the first time as an independent nation in over two-thousand years. It will take the world a little getting used to but they had best get used to it faster, please. We will not suffer to be attacked and just sit back and plead that everyone stop being mean to us, we will act like what we are, a proud and independent nations fully capable of fighting to protect ourselves. Strike at us and we will respond, that is the reality. Israel is a nation and a member of the United Nations which means we have the same rights as every other nation and we will protect ourselves and our rights. If we are left in peace, then all will be peace, but if we are attacked, then we will return violence with violence of our own, that is just as much a promise as is our promise for peace.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

* Olat Reiyah, Volume 1 (Jerusalem 1983) 292

 

 

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February 12, 2018

The Forgotten Front in Terror War

 

The forgotten front in the terror war would mean to eradicate yet another group claiming ties to the Islamic State, the same entity of which President Trump promised to rid the world. Of course President Trump meant and everyone understood that this meant from Iraq and Syria, there one so-called rebirth of the Caliphate. He did not mean to also eradicate the Islamic State everywhere some group claimed to be part of the Islamic State. That means the presumed rebirth of the branch originally started by al-Baghdadi in the Sinai Peninsula, let alone the forgotten front which spread across much of Africa in what is termed the Transition Zone. The most likely area which the Islamic State claims to be operating from has shifted to the Sinai Peninsula between Egypt and Israel (see map below). The Islamic State operates at times with the assistance of the Hamas terror rulers of the Gaza who are capable of arming and training members of the Islamic State as Hamas operates in the Sinai Peninsula in order to broaden their border for attacking Israel. Hamas has also cooperated with the Islamic State a few months back in launching rockets into the Israel southern port city of Eilat at the southernmost tip of Israel. Thusfar, the Islamic State has not taken any direct credit for attacks on Israel always allowing Hamas to claim credit. It was the Islamic State which took credit for the planning of an explosive device which downed a Russian air carrier’s Jet this past summer. The flight originated in Sharm el-Sheik and was destined to return to Russia when it crashed into the Sinai Peninsula after the bomb was detonated. The most recent development was Egypt granting Israel permission to overfly the Sinai Peninsula to make airstrikes on the Islamic State. The fact that Egypt sought Israeli assistance in their fight with the Islamic State has not as of yet shown any actual warming of relations, but this was still a step towards perhaps some form of détente which could only benefit relations between these neighboring countries. This may have been something which we will eventually be informed that the hands of President Trump had some amount of massaging. It is very possible that Egypt sought the assistance of the United States and President Trump advised Egyptian President Sisi that he had a very capable neighbor who could assist at a similar level of capabilities as could the United States and perhaps he might seek Israeli assistance and give Prime Minister Netanyahu a call. President Trump has implied heavily that he would prefer for the problems in the Middle East be addressed and solved by the nations of the Middle East. He probably talked with the leaders of the MENA area and likely told them that they need to cooperate more with Israel even if such cooperation were not done openly initially. President Trump has made it clear he desires the Sunni Arab States normalize relations with Israel as a leading step in solving many of the area’s difficulties. Cooperation between Egypt and Israel against the Islamic State and Hamas as well as the other terrorist entitles operating in the Sinai Peninsula and Gaza, as these are a threat to both nations’ stability, and at least their peace of mind. This cooperation in conducting air strikes could be the first step.

 

Sinai Peninsula

Sinai Peninsula

 

Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula and Hamas in Gaza are not the forgotten front in the war against the Islamic State. Perhaps it has slipped everyone’s mind that Boko Haram pledged their loyalty to the Islamic State when it was known as ISIS believing them to be the rising star of Islamic superiority. Despite their failure in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram has continued to operate spreading terror across Nigeria and many of the neighboring nations including Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Ghana and beyond (see map below). Some of the reason the world has not intervened more is these nations are just as suspicious of European and American assistance as they are threatened by Boko Haram part of the Islamic State. These nations are very aware of their recent history in the past with European colonialism and fear inviting any return of the Europeans as they fear that doing so would give these nations the opportunity to interfere with more than the assist with the terrorists and they know that already the European industry, and to a lesser extent the Americans as well, grabbing up much of the African raw material wealth such as iron and other ores, coal, oil, lumber and other even more rare and precious materials such as diamonds and other gems and the rare metals such as gold, platinum and silver. These nations though still developing are aware that they will have just as much if not greater need of these raw materials and thus cannot just allow Europe to mine them dry. These suspicions are well founded but also ignore a greater threat, resurgent Islam.

 

Map of Nigeria with Africa

Map of Nigeria with Africa

 

What much of the world has chosen to ignore or may actually be blind and unaware that the one of the greatest colonialist empires of all history second in size only to the Mongol Empire at its height is the Arab-Islamic Empire which reaches from the Atlantic coast of Africa to the Philippine Island of Mindanao in the Pacific. As we have covered repeatedly, the Arab-Islamic conquest came out from the Arabian Peninsula and spread rapidly as the other empires were all in their declining years and collapsing thus leaving a great area of weakness. The Arabs first spread across the entirety of the Arabian Peninsula where they cleansed these lands of its large and prosperous Jewish and Christian merchants, traders, caravan drivers and tradesmen through conversion, exile or death and gave the idolaters the choice of conversion or death thus the vast majority converted, at least outwardly. The next expansion of the Caliphate conquered the last vestiges of the Persian Empire, the Levant which included the Israelite homelands which had the main body of Jewish populations and much of the Hebrew heritage including the permanent capital of the Hebrews, the Jews, Jerusalem plus the center of the religious history in such areas as Hevron, Tiberius, Caesarea, Nazareth, Shechem, Bethlehem, Jericho and Beersheva. This expansion also pushed back the Byzantine Empire to the walls of Constantinople as well as taking Egypt and along the southern Mediterranean Coast. The final expansion reached the outskirts of Tours where The Hammer Martel defeated the Islamic forces ending that advance and the Islamic advanced into India where that conquest dragged to a halt.

 

Islamic Conquests Under the Caliphs

Islamic Conquests Under the Caliphs

 

Islam had been adopted though altered slightly when taking root in the southern Philippines and in Indonesia and other areas in the Far East. The further expansion of Islam was performed under the rule of the Ottoman Empire which, though greatly contracted, lasted until World War I where they joined Germany and the Austria-Hungarian Empire which lost to the Allied Powers of Britain, France, Italy, Japan and near the end, the United States. This led to the Sykes Picot Agreement, the Mandate System which allowed for the formation of the Jewish Homelands, and the dividing of the rest of the MENA nations by the European powers. The European colonial rule lasted less than a century making it all but irrelevant when compared to the Arab-Islamic and Ottoman-Islamic rule which lasted from approximately 650 until the end of World War I in 1915, which is more than a twelve-hundred-fifty years Islamic rule. Additionally, since the European powers left and even under their rule, the area remained under the influence of Islamic faith. The Islamic ruled world still reaches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Philippine Islands (see map below). Islam is still expanding with some claiming it is in another period of conquest and the main area they claim is under siege is Europe as the Syrian and other refugees pour into Europe arriving by boat and land as they make their way from North Africa, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and as far as Eritrea and Somalia. What will be the end result of the Islamic advances into Europe is something which will require watching, but still we need speak of the forgotten terror war and Islamic State.

 

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red making the relative size of Israel evident and consisting of under one percent of the land mass

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red

 

The Islamic State branch called Boko Haram is a threat to the larger western parts of the African Transition Zone (see map below) and has been active for the past three decades if not longer. The war of terror is waged between the northern area under Islam attempting to spread southward and convert or replace the Christians and Animists residing along this belt. France was involved assisting areas which were once French colonies and still have a sizeable French population. The United States has provided Special Forces to assist with training and tactics in Niger and Nigeria. The United States worked largely with the African Army, a group made up of forces from numerous central and southern African nations. These troops are a fine example of nations uniting for their mutual defense and that is the greatest example of mutual assistance we can see today. The problem is that Islam utilizes a tactic which makes defense expensive and eventually Islam will expand until the world either surrenders to Islam or unites to stop their encroachment. Part of the reason for this is the belief that once land has been touched by Islam, then it becomes Islamic permanently and must never be permitted to fall into the hands of others to rule. This is part of what is behind the Islamic refusal to recognize Israel and allow the Jews their ancestral homelands and why in many Islamic texts and maps that Spain is referred to as Andalusia and is claimed to be an Islamic country. The ruler in Spain since 1692 and the reconquest of Spain by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella who also implemented the Spanish Inquisition to cleanse Spain and return it to Catholicism. Still Islam claims that one day Spain will return to their rule.

 

African Transition Zone

African Transition Zone

 

The Boko Haram kidnapping of young women and turning them into sex slaves or forced marriages and forced conversion is something which should enrage every free person of the world. The idea that just because this is happening in Africa thus that makes it of less importance is as nefarious an idea as we can find. The people under this threat deserve the complete and total assistance just as much as anywhere else on the planet. The way we treat the least amongst us is how we are to be judged. The spread of Islam is occurring on at least four continents if not across the entirety of the globe at some stage. Central Africa in this Transition Zone is one of the major regions under assault; Europe is another with the influx of Islamic refugees who are surprisingly largely male adults of military age without women or children. The intent is probably to marry and then convert women which will permit the children to be Muslim and prevents these women from marrying a Christian or human secularist and having non-Muslim children. There has also been a definitive increase in violent terrorism largely of Islamic origins. Islam is also pressing into Central Asia though this is a far quitter front. Lastly, Islam is working to make inroads into the United States through the public education systems, the colleges and through the politics as they infiltrate the power structures of the Democrat Party largely and attempting some infiltration of the Republicans as well. So that means that Islam is working to some extent in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and has a large area of control in South America in the Tri-Border Area (see below). About all that leaves are the Island continent of Australia and Antarctica free of Islamic pressures, for now.

 

Tri_Border Region of South America Terror training haven and Iranian proxy state in the Americas and Base of operations for the 17 March 1992 Israeli Embassy Bombing murdering 29 injuring 242 and the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) 18 July 1994bombing murdered 85 injured over 800 and now we must add the murdered Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman to AMIA fatalities

Tri_Border Region of South America Terror training haven and Iranian proxy state in the Americas and Base of operations for the 17 March 1992 Israeli Embassy Bombing murdering 29 injuring 242 and the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) 18 July 1994 bombing murdered 85 injured over 800 and now we must add the murdered Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman to AMIA fatalities

 

One can only wonder what it is going to take for the world to fully realize that it is under assault and has been since 622 when Islam first set out to conquer the world. Then the world was smaller but the more they conquered, the larger the quest became as more and more of the world was revealed. Islam will never stop of its own volition; it will take outside pressures to make it modify its activities. Islam must conquer the world because the Quran dictates that the entirety of the population of Earth must surrender to Allah and follow his laws under Islam and there can be no other religion. That includes Atheists as a religion and secular humanists are considered idolaters and thus to be converted. There is no means around their belief in what Allah demands of them, complete surrender of their will, accept their predetermined lives and conquer the world for Allah. The rest is simple, do exactly as the Imams instruct and Allah will reward you, do not surrender to Allah, then you will be amongst the damned. The Quran claims to be the last and final world from Allah. Muhammad claimed to be the final Prophet and his revelations were to replace all which had come before replacing Christianity and Judaism with Islam and Muhammad was to be the last reformer and after him there would be nothing more. This is the premise in the Quran and it is to be accepted by all on Earth or they are to be put to the sword. One can have no other faith but Islam as long as Islam continues on its current definitions and the rule of Abrogation which places the violent teaching of Medina as the preeminent teaching and the teachings of Mecca which run counter are abrogated and nullified. That means the peaceful parts of the Quran have been replaced. The difficulty is the Quran is arranged for memorization with the shortest verses in the front and the longest verses at the end. It is not in chronological order or any other arrangement which makes sense other than for memorization starting in one’s youth. This is why the words of the Imam in their teaching are so important, change what they teach and Islam is altered. That is the challenge for Islam, the challenge for the remainder of the world is to force such an alteration in their Imams teaching or otherwise force Islam to live peaceably with the rest of the world’s religions.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

December 17, 2017

European Union’s Frederica Mogherini Speaks

 

European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Frederica Mogherini has once again restated the position of the establishment she represents favoring the complete disruption of central Israel and sentencing much of the Israeli population to extinction. What did she say that would make us think this, you ask. Frederica Mogherini once again stated, “We always say that the Two State Solution is the only realistic one. I have not heard by anyone or from anyone, not only in the last weeks but in the last decades any other idea than two States to preserve Israeli security. The Palestinians need to have their own country under their own authority.” Obviously, she has never bothered listening to any of a number of Zionists, ourselves included. We have stated that we accept the original two state solution imposed in 1922 by the British Commonwealth where Trans-Jordan would be the Arab Palestinian State while west of the Jordan River Israel would be the nation for the Jewish Palestinians, Israel. We are aware that this was denoted long before Ms. Mogherini was born but this has been written about by numerous historians. While Ms. Mogherini probably studied classical subjects and political science along with other special studies such as proper speech writing and delivery but one would hope that as a foreign policy chief for the European Union she would be better versed in history, especially about things she portends to speak about presumably with any authority. Of course, the rest of the world’s foreign policy wonks and specialists suffer from the same disease as Ms. Mogherini when it comes to Israel, the main objective is its destruction. We have to give Ms. Mogherini credit because if her objective is the destruction of the Jewish State, then she has latched onto the perfect means of reaching that goal. So, for the sake of hoping to dislodge at least one thinking person from believing that Ms. Mogherini is brilliant and has the perfect solution, let us go through this once more.

 

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and
Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

 

The above picture tells the entirety of the original two state solution. The British were attempting the exact same concept which would later work so breathtakingly poorly with India and Pakistan. The idea is simple, take two incompatible people, give each their own area of land, separate the two lands into separate nations and presto-chango, two lands for two people living in peace and harmony. The reason it was probably tried with India and Pakistan was due to Trans-Jordan being established with such minimal violence and so few Arabs moving from the region remaining known as Palestine where the Palestinians were the Jews, repeat, the Palestinians were the Jews and the remaining Arab population was, remarkably, named the Arabs. The original concept was for these Arabs to move across the Jordan River to Trans-Jordan just as the few Jews residing in what became Trans-Jordan relocated within Palestine. What was mostly left unnoticed by the British was the small fact that the few Jews did not relocate entirely without provocations and threat of death had they remained. When Palestine was finally released from British control and was to be handed to the United Nations, who also wanted as little to do with the area as possible, the Jews prepared for independence at long last. Jordan had been separated from Palestine since 1921 and starting in 1946 was becoming the independent nation of Jordan under Hashemite Rule. Now was to come Palestine’s turn and freedom for what was presumed would be a nation of Jews except there were some problems.

 

For years, at the demands of the Arabs with whom the British had large dealings, not the least of which was J. Paul Getty and Getty Oil, later to become British Petroleum, the British and much of Europe was dependent heavily on Arab oil and thus carried the Arab water politically standing against Israel. Much of the Getty Oil claims were in Saudi Arabia and Iraq so these Arab states held heavy influence with Getty Oil and J. Paul Getty held quite a large influence in England as their wealthiest individual. When the Arabs pressed Britain and Getty, they received results. When the Saudis demanded that no Jewish State be established and the British pointed out that as long as there was no sizeable majority of Jews there could be no Jewish state, the Arab League under the auspices of the Saudi Royal Family and the Hashemite Kings in Iraq and Jordan with cooperation from the Arabs in French Syria provided as many Arabs as the British might possibly require while the British blocked further immigration by the Zionist Jews or even the Jews attempting to flee the Nazi killing machine. This resulted in horrific results for the European Jews as the Nazis systematically murdered millions as the British continued to refuse them entry into Palestine to satisfy their Arab friend’s demands. When Britain handed the control over to the United Nations informing them on the mid-day of May of the next year, May 15, 1948, the British were to pull out of Palestine and be done with their Mandate, this left the United Nations with a problem, how to get around ruling the unruly mess being left behind.

 

The United Nations, ignoring that the British Mandate had already been divided into two states for two people and the obvious resolution of paying or persuading the Arabs in Palestine to relocate to Jordan, as had occurred with Pakistan and India with some degree of violence but it all settled into glorious animosity. Instead, ignoring Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, decided to split the land again making two states for two people residing together apart. This was dividing the 22% that remained of the British Mandate once more onto another Arab state and a diminutive Jewish state. This was the infamous General Assembly Resolution 181 which divided the land granting the Jews mostly desert and some farmland, the Arabs gaining the choicest lands and Jerusalem as an isolated sphere of international rule by the United Nations surrounded by Arab held lands. That international zone would have lasted maybe a week or two. But there was a problem with Resolution 181 as far as the Arab League was concerned; it permitted the impermissible, a Jewish State. The Arab League turned the offer down immediately with a unanimous vote demanding that the entirety be made an Arab state promising they would treat the Jews fairly. This rejection, by United Nations laws, nullified Resolution 181, making it null and void, as if it had never been formulated and passed. That left the area to return to its previous designation as the future of the Jewish state with what was now Jordan as the Arab state as designed originally by the British.

 

The Jews prepared to establish their nation and try to rule a land which was almost evenly consisting of Arabs and Jews with a slight advantage for the Arab populations. This would be problematic at its best, but the Jews were going to have returned to their homelands and would do what was necessary to realize their dream of over two and a half centuries since the Assyrian conquest in 740 BCE. leaving only the kingdom of Judah as the ten tribes which made Israel became lost as they assimilated, followed by the Babylon Exile in 586 BCE. with one brief sliver of hope during the Hasmonean period when they had briefly thrown off foreign rule only to fall before the Romans. They had waited through the Assyrian Rule, Babylonian Exile, Persian Rule, Greek Rule, Polemic Grecian Rule, Assyrian Grecian Rule, Roman Rule, the Roman version of the Final Solution of dispersion throughout and beyond the extremes of the Empire, a system which had forced many a people to become extinct as a people and a nation of which the Carthaginians (formerly the Phoenicians who had warred with the Jewish state for centuries) were probably the most famous simply because their name remains to this day. How many smaller and less significant tribes and peoples did the Romans pave over and send into the forgotten memory of history is unknown. This was their intention with the Judeans, now simply referred to as Jews. These Jews went through pogroms, inquisitions, purifications, forced conversion and had finally struggled to survive and were to reestablish their ancient homelands, or at least those areas west of the Jordan River as Hashem had promised them almost four-thousand years earlier in a promise to Abraham and reaffirmed with Isaack and again with Yaakov then told of to Moses and fell before Joshua. The Jewish People were perched to be reestablished in their land from which they had been uprooted, not all, as there were always those Jews who had remained throughout history in these lands mostly in Hevron and Jerusalem and the surrounding hills and plains.

 

On the morning of May 15, 1948 as the British made a hasty a retreat to the port of Tel Aviv to leave the lands permanently, the lands have been returned to the original division as picture in our map. The 78% of the British Mandate defined as the lands east of the Jordan River are the Arab homelands for those Arabs who resided in the British Mandate and the remaining 22% defined as the lands west of the Jordan River are to become the Jewish state that morning. The Arab League and Six Arab armies along with various contingents and militias were perched on every border of the soon to be Jewish state and when the sun rose and Israel had been declared the evening before, as the Jewish day begins at sunset of the evening before, these Arab forces attacked. Logic and any military prediction would have claimed that the nascent state of Israel was heading to becoming the shortest-lived nation in history. Somehow, the resistance forces the Jews had formed to try and persuade the British to leave managed, over the next year and a half, to hold out against the invading Arab forces and were starting to get the upper hand. The Jews were potentially about to take the entirety of their homelands back and defeat these Arab forces; the world stepped in and froze the lines forcing an armistice so as to deny the possible victory of the Jews. This was the formation of the Green Line which the Arab League demanded could never be considered or used as the demarcation for a border. Egypt retained the Gaza Strip and Jordan actually renamed Judea and Samaria as something less historically tied to the Jews choosing West Bank. These were regions Israel lost in an illegal offensive Arab war against the Jewish State and thus Gaza and the West Bank were illegally occupied.

 

In 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians massed forces on the northern and southern borders and threatened to annihilate the Jews. We believe the actual threat was, they were going to drive the Jews into the Sea. Egypt had also once again closed the Straights of Tiran to Jewish ships thus blockading the port at Eilat and a legal declaration of hostilities and casus belli. This meant the United Arab Republic as Egypt and Syria had actually formed a super state known as the United Arab Republic or UAR which was now in a state of war with Israel. Israel demanded for over a week for the blockade to be lifted making requests of the United Nations which were voted down or ignored, asked for European or American assistance only to find a deaf ear to their plight. Finally, Israel had enough, with shipments destined for Africa and Asia backed up, as Egypt denied Israel use of the Suez Canal thus making Eilat the African and Asian port for goods and for Israel, vital trade links. Israel launched air attacks on the Egyptian Air Force catching most of the planes still on the tarmac. They also launched at the Syrian Air Bases. This caught the Arab forces off guard as they expected Israel to simply continue to cry to the world until her economy would die and Israel itself soon thereafter. Despite Israel streaming into the Sinai Peninsula and storming over the Golan Heights, both Egyptian and Syrian radio and television were broadcasting about the great victory being won and how soon they would have both forces meeting in central Tel Aviv. Reality, Gaza lost to the Israelis, Golan Heights in Israeli hands and their starting towards Damascus, the Sinai Peninsula stormed over and being taken and position along the Suez Canal with an entire Egyptian Army surrounded and surrendering and Arab radio and television coverage claiming Israel was losing badly and the Jews proving scared and surrendering in droves. Well, King Abdullah of Jordan was not about to miss out on the victory of a lifetime and he wanted his piece of Israel and Tel Aviv so he stated an intention to assist. Egypt and Syria were welcoming another front hoping that would break the Israeli ability to continue the fight. Israel sent the King pictures of Israeli forces inside the Sinai and Golan Heights and tried to convince him he was about to make a fateful mistake begging him to remain on the sidelines. King Abdullah listened to the Israeli pleadings and figured they were losing and lying to him, as they were scared, so he launched an attack on Western Jerusalem and tried to break out of the West Bank. The Israelis ordered a large reinforcing column of armor and infantry which was heading south towards the Sinai Peninsula to turn left and head for Jerusalem and the West Bank consisting of Judea and Samaria. Soon the Israelis were praying at the Western Wall and the Temple Mount as well as all of East Jerusalem and soon reached the Jordan River. Six days and the Jews were still advancing and the promised Arab slaughter did not materialize and the Arab ultimate commander, Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt and the UAR, demanded that the world end this Jew surprise attack on the innocent Arab world. The world rushed to support his request and the lines were firmed.

 

The Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights were lands taken as the result of a defensive and legal war to defend the nation of Israel which meant they could be annexed by Israel and were not required to be returned. The Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria were liberated from illegal occupations and rightfully belong to Israel. Of this, there is no argument and their return to Israeli rule would be recognized by any of the International Courts. This is why the Arabs do not enter into these courts to demand their rights, they are quite aware that they are on the losing legal end of this fight, so they have made it into a struggle for national rights for an imaginary peoples. To back their claims they took Jewish history and patched themselves into the position of being the Jews and simply claimed that Jewish history was actually their history and that the Jews stole their rightful history in order to trick the world into giving them these stolen lands. They claim that the Jews have done such a masterful job of replacing the rightful Arab owners of these lands that they have even tainted the historical records and that Josephus was writing about the Arabs but Jew translators bastardized the texts and that all historical documents have been similarly altered and reality shows that Abraham, Kings David and Solomon, Moses, Noah, and even Adam were all Muslims and followed Islam and worshipped Allah and the Jewish and Christian Bibles are forgeries copied from the true Quran which was written thousands of years later through Muhammad, an illiterate person living presumably in Mecca. Stories do not get much more twisted and illogical than that but the world does everything they are able to pretend right along with their Arab friends that that is exactly what had happened and that the Jews tricked the world again, just as they always have, and usurped an entire people’s lands.

 

The truth, Ms. Frederica Mogherini, the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief, is the lands east and west of the Jordan River were initially intended to become the Jewish State. Truthfully, the Zionist Congress, under slight duress, did sign away the 78% of the lands east of the Jordan River to become Trans-Jordan and thus have no claim. The area you like to call the West Bank belonged to Israel and was actually Judea and Samaria, and it would be difficult to find some way of claiming that Judea belongs rightfully to anybody other than the Jews, but Jordan gave it that lovely new and imaginative name of West Bank and the world adopted that phrasing permanently as if it was simply so logical and rolled off the tongue so smoothly. The Gaza Strip became simply Gaza and Egypt simply occupied it and allowed Egyptians and others to reside there without regard for right or wrong. Still, all 22% of the lands west of the Jordan were rightfully belonging to the Jews and Israel. Just because Muslim rulers held the lands, the longest of all the conquerors means little against over two thousand years of the land belonging to the Jews and recognized as such by all of history until the year 722 AD, a short spurt in history.

 

Since Israel came into existence on May 15, 1948, Israel gained the Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula as well as Lebanon south of the Litani River (the original boundary of the tribes of Israel) through responding to wars and other legal means. Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula, an area many multiples the size of Israel, but still returned them to Egypt for peace; but Egypt, realizing what a pain ruling Gaza would be for Israel, relinquished any claim to those lands. When Israel made their peace with Jordan, the former occupier and illegal annexing power and forced populating and gifting of the lands within conquered lands in an offensive war, was still offered back its illegally held Israeli lands which the Jordanians refused thus returning them to Israeli rule. Here is where it gets interesting. Israel was instructed by the United Nations to retain those lands required to provide Israel with secure and defendable borders and return that which Israel determined unnecessary for proper defense of the nation with a proviso that Israel was to return lands, simply lands, not all the lands, not most of the lands (which Israel actually did anyways returning the Sinai Peninsula), not even significant parts, nor any reference to recognized sections or to establishing a new Arab land with any or all parts of the lands attained in a defensive war. Now all of this is unusual and strange as when a nation is attacked, and Israel was attacked, they become the aggrieved nation granting them certain rights of which the most advantageous is that should they lose lands they get them back and the original border is reestablished and they might even petition and be favorably considered to additional lands and restitution for losses but should they have gained lands as the result of their defending themselves, they may, at their discretion, retain any part or the whole of these lands as they see fit to satisfy any national interest. Simply stated, Israel could have chosen to retain all these lands within legal findings of International Law.

 

So, Israel was required to return some part of the lands acquired from the 1967 and 1973 forced defensive wars from aggression against her by the Arab powers. The Sinai Peninsula qualifies as land no matter who looks at it. But still the world pretends that Israel still owes lands to the Arabs simply because the Arabs are claiming they are due lands. They claim that Palestine was meant for them and they mean Palestine as pictured in our map. Israel has decided they will retain the Golan Heights which are an obvious defensive position which will make that border secure for Israel but there are those calling for Israel to return the heights to Syria, we ask what Syria. There are accusations that Israel has attempted to annex eastern Jerusalem. The truth is Israel unified Jerusalem returning it to what it should always have been, a single city with one government chosen by its citizens, and the Arabs residing in Eastern Jerusalem are now limited Israeli citizens receiving all rights except full political rights though they have been permitted the vote in local elections, a political right, just not national elections as of yet, also a political right which are not guaranteed as are all other rights such as religion, work, financial, shelter, food and others. The stipulation that non-Jews may be denied political rights or granted limited political rights is written within the Balfour Declaration which was codified by the San Remo Conference and a whole string of other items leading to the Mandate System which was supported by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Legally, Israel owns Judea and Samaria (West Bank) but has relinquished their claims to Gaza which they signed over to the Palestinian Authority who subsequently lost the area to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and Iranian influences.

 

So, Israel no longer can claim Gaza, owns Judea and Samaria and annexed thus extended rule over the Golan Heights. So, the world can stomp their while holding their breath and turning blue, the Arabs can demand Israel turn over all of Palestine while chanting, ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free’ and nothing will be altered. If there is yet another inane and insane pressuring of Israel to enact the two state solution, they should simply enforce the original two state solution and deport the Arab squatters just as the Arabs did with Jordan plus Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia and are currently enforcing in Yemen. Israel should grant quiet support for the Palestinian Arab independence movement which desires to replace the Monarchal rule in Jordan and install a democratic state while granting the King and his supporters their own state and respecting the peace treaty with Israel. Israel is supportive of any move by the Kurdish People to reestablish their homelands of Kurdistan on as large a portion of their homelands as they can grasp. Unlike the Arab Palestinians, the Kurdish People have a very wonderful history which includes references to them by Greek and Roman historians. Finally, the world needs to obsess with numerous other real problems and leave Israel to negotiate with the Arabs and find a settlement which will benefit the people and give them responsible leaders. Simply allowing the people, the Arabs, to leave if they chose would partially solve the problem as now if one attempts to leave, their family becomes threatened forcing their return. The Arab-Israeli conflict is simply the most recent tool the world is using to try and destroy the Jewish People and their state of Israel. With the troubles around the globe, one would believe that Israel should not be at the top of everyone’s agenda. It is as the Bible states, “I will make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all peoples; all who bear it shall be gashed, and all the nations of the earth shall gather about it… And it shall come to pass on that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem.” In the end, Jerusalem stands as the Capital City of the Jewish State of Israel. That is simply enough to understand, Jerusalem lives, Israel lives, the Jewish People live and their enemies in these final times do not fare as well. That is the story.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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