Beyond the Cusp

November 13, 2016

Erdogan Declares Border War on European Union

 

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President seemingly for life of Turkey has thrown the gauntlet down at the feet of the European Union (EU) demanding immediate action on Turkey’s demand for visa free travel throughout Europe from Turkey. With the onslaught of Islamic refugees emanating from within Turkey, it is little surprise if the EU is even the slightest bit hesitant to grant Turkey open borders with the numbers of refugees still residing in camps in Turkey. If this were the sole aggrandizement coming from President Erdogan it might be excusable, but there’s more. Erdogan has also expressed desires for Turkey to take steps, modest steps, but steps in reforming the Ottoman Caliphate. He has set his desires on incorporating Aleppo and Mosul into Turkey and expanding his borders southward taking areas of lands formerly part of Iraq and Syria and incorporating all the Kurdish lands into Turkey.

 

One might ask what would happen to the Kurds as the relations between Turkey and the Kurds has been rocky at best. This is where things begin to resemble the darker periods of Turkey’s history. The military incursion being executed currently by Turkey presumably to fight the Islamic State in Syria has been cover for their real intentions, eradication of Kurdish Peshmerga Militias and their other protective services. The actions by the Turkish military in Syria and suspected coordination in northern Iraq has been to ethnically cleanse the Kurdish areas in a similar manner as their historic Ottoman treatment of their Armenian minority population. The Armenians were a Christian minority residing in the northern areas of the Turkish Ottoman Empire who met a fate very similar to what the Yazidi faces at the hands of the Islamic State. What makes this threat to the Kurds all the more tragic is it was the Kurdish forces which rescued what Yazidi they were able to reach preventing a complete genocide of the people and now the Kurds may be facing a genocide themselves if they do not receive protection from forces capable of preventing the Turkish offensive against them. The first step would be the media and world governments actually recognizing the Turkish intentions for expanding their borders and eradicating the Kurdish peoples residing in northern Syria and Iraq. Unfortunately the Russians are fighting to save Bashir al-Assad and allied with Iran in this Syrian multi-front war and the Kurdish are not on the same team. What makes all this even stranger is the Kurds are not actually fighting Assad as much as they are simply defending their people from multiple threats. Assad and the Russians currently have no front where they are contending with the Kurds and unless they choose to fight the Kurds there would be no contention.

 

Greater Turkey

Greater Turkey

 

The Kurds have been the odd group out in the entire Syrian conflagration as their main intention has been to protect their own population from all outside forces. They have received limited assistance from any of the major powers and their main assistance came from what many might call the most unlikely of places. We will leave that for others to reveal should they so choose. Their main problem is they border a Turkey under leadership which imagines themselves the new Caliph and envision returning to their vision of a renewed Turkish Empire eventually on the grand scale which was the Ottoman Empire at its peak of power and expanse. The world is going to need to awaken and realize that there are still forces which believe they are destined by their deity to rule the world. Granted they will spend much of their time fighting one another for supremacy and once Europe has been subsumed there will be new leaders with the vision of world conquest rising from these new fronts.

 

These threats are real and need be addressed through some means by the rest of the world before such dreams become everybody’s nightmares. Today the main nations whose leaders envision world conquest are limited to Iran and Turkey but one must also figure for the Islamic State and Muslim Brotherhood who have their own plans for world conquest. The world had thought after defeating the Nazis and the fall of the Soviet Union’s empire, that world conquest as a viable concept had been defeated once and for all. Unfortunately that conclusion appears to have been premature as there remains another group who believe the world was made to be their apple to do with as they please and all must bend to their will. Until Islam has realized that their dream is everyone else’s nightmare and will eventually be recognized and their dreams of world conquest will bring ruin upon them and that their only choice will be accepting that others have rights to believe and live as they please. Until that day there is still a great threat in this world which need be remedied and the sooner the better. The first step might be the EU turning the Turkish request down cold and demand they have Visas to enter Europe; otherwise close the border. Unfortunately it will take new leadership across Europe before they will stand on principle. That can only lead to greater difficulties in the very near future. Where are the leaders for tomorrow or is there to be no tomorrow?

 

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April 20, 2016

Jerusalem Bus Bombing Should Rule All Options Valid

 

The political winds are blowing on the campaign trails as well as the White House. On the campaign trail Bernie Sanders still points to the use of force against Hamas as “disproportional” because there was more damage, casualties and deaths in Gaza than there was in Israel. By Senator Saunders’ system of a fair and balanced war, the allies in World War II were probably the most disproportionate war criminals of all time. Where the bombing of London and other British cities was likely balanced by the bombing of Berlin, Frankfort and other German cities; they then used excessive force in the European theater leveling the entirety of Marseilles, Dresden and the entirety of land in what was determined to be a general series of bombing which would disenchant the German and Italian forces, peoples and citizens even in occupied France and central Europe on into Poland with Germany to receive the bulk of the saturation bombings carried out by the British by night and the Americans by day. Below is a map of the sorties and bombings on Axis targets in defeating the Italian and German fronts by the United States and British air power. It can be noted with even the most casual glance that very little escaped being struck at some point by Allied bombings which was unsurprising when bombing was carried out day and night, day after day, in darkness, overcast skies and clear days where targets could actually be recognized and still the probability of striking any specific target would have one bomb per score dropped actually striking the target on the best days and operational conditions. It becomes obvious that even the targeted bombings in Germany and much of Austria, Belgium and eastern France were buried by the amount of bombs dropped across the entire areas. This was not proportional according to Senator Sanders’ definitions but I doubt anybody would have referred to the bombing campaign against the Nazis a using disproportional force as any force was permissible as this was war.

 

Bombings on Axis Targets in Defeat of Italy and Germany by the United States and British Air Power with Red Denotes Saturation Bombing While Colors Denote Specific Sites Targeted
Bombings on Axis Targets in Defeat of Italy and Germany
by the United States and British Air Power with
Red Denotes Saturation Bombing While
Colors Denote Specific Sites Targeted

 

Another bombing which would not have met with the approval by Senator Sanders would have been the firestorms in Tokyo and the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States ending the war by convincing Emperor Shōwa (昭和天皇) Hirohito (裕仁) that his Japan would be completely destroyed and could not win against such power. One need remember the night of March 9-10 (“Operation Meetinghouse”), where 334 B-29s took off to raid with 279 of them dropping 1,665 tons of bombs on Tokyo that the civilian casualties 97,000 killed and 125,000 wounded in the ensuing firestorm which razed entire neighborhoods especially in the eastern half of Tokyo. Further were the dates of August 6 and August 9, 1945 and the dropping of two nuclear bombs, Hiroshima where over 20,000 soldiers were killed along with 70,000–146,000 civilians and Nagasaki where 35,000-80,000 people were instantly killed and some 50,000 others suffered burns or died by the end of 1945. These were the only wartime use of such weapons but with the new threats forming on the horizon in an ominous fashion, one cannot be assured that they will have been the final use of such weapons. One need remember that the super weapons which end wars become the weapons of choice in the next such war.

 

Hiroshima Before and After Atomic Bomb

Hiroshima Before and After Atomic Bomb

 

Nagasaki Before and After Atomic Bomb

Nagasaki Before and After Atomic Bomb

 

The pictures above beg the question as to exactly, Senator Sanders, would be proportional after the bombing and burning beyond recognition of two buses, one with a load of passengers amongst whom more than twenty civilians were injured with many still recovering in hospital with the most severely injured on respirators and in critical care wards. Exactly what is the formula one should use in determining the correct number of casualties? Would it be a direct one for one or does one make the determination of percent of total populations where there are 2,100,000,000 Muslims and not even 14,500,000 Jews worldwide; so do we need to make each Jew injured represent up to 150 Muslims or does your math demand only a one for one ratio? How does the modern Arab/Israeli conflict deserve a different scrutiny than the allied powers of the two World Wars and countless other conflicts throughout history? Could you please clarify for the rest of the world and for Israel, Putin and others who are combating terror?

 

Jerusalem Buses Burning from Terrorist Bombing Young Man with Leg Injuries, Young Lady with Burned Arms and Legs Plus Mother of 16 Year Old with Extensive Burns on Respirator, Man Who Had Cell Phone Explode Adding Hand Injury to Wounds
Jerusalem Buses Burning from Terrorist Bombing
Young Man with Leg Injuries, Young Lady with Burned Arms and Legs
Plus Mother of 16 Year Old with Extensive Burns on Respirator,
Man Who Had Cell Phone Explode Adding Hand Injury to Wounds

 

The injured from the two buses and a number of vehicles which all burned beyond recognition with one of the buses and most of the other vehicles involved were made the victims of this horrific terrorist bombing with a fair number still clinging to life, some on near to full life support while others simply working their way through being burned and some having serious other wounds caused by the metallic shrapnel from the explosive device which was packed with nuts, bolts and screws with potentially other objects which ended being lodged in the victims’ bodies. This attack itself, by primarily targeting civilians, as was the obvious when the initial blast was within one of these city buses which seldom carry solely military personnel and are almost always filled with young civilians who depend on mass transit to take them wherever their lives require of them, was a war crime. But Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, John Kasich and Ted Cruz aside, Israel got a warning of things to come and how completely unconcerned the terror leadership including Mahmoud “the instigating maestro” Abbas as well as Hamas, Islamic State and Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the rest populating Gaza as well as Judea and Samaria (West Bank) are at bringing death and destruction attacking civilians in the most public fashion and in broad daylight. All the above groups celebrated the attempt to slaughter Israelis heaping praise upon whoever planned this cowardly attack.

 

Further, American Vice President Biden also denounced and scorned Israel as part of his speech given to J-Street, a Jewish pro-Palestinian anti-Zionist and extremely discouraged on Netanyahu winning another term as they believe as does President Obama that it is Netanyahu who is at fault and that Abbas is willing to make peace if only Israel was reasonable. By reasonable Abbas means that all the Jews return to New York City, even if they have never even visited there; so he can make his Palestinian State as he desires, on Israel’s grave. Even should he be granted a state presented on a silver platter with the keys to every building on the Temple Mount; if by assuming such a state, elections would still be required. Abbas knows that if elections are held soon thereafter he would be a dead man or seeking asylum in person in New York himself. The numbers do not lie, they tell the story. When 65% support stabbing Israeli civilians, 89% want to live under an Islamic State run by Sharia law, 84% want to stone adulterers to death and 66% support killing any Muslim who leaves Islam and a two-to-one majority want Abbas out of power with a majority would approve of his being tried for crimes against the Palestinians and then have a proper trial followed by as proper public hanging. No, Abbas will never accept a state in any way, shape or kind as without the IDF protection he becomes a dead man walking.

 

Still, there are rumors floating that Putin and Obama desire giving Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad the Golan Heights from which to shoot at Israelis as he had before in the hopes such would gain him support, or at least sympathy, from the Syrian street thus returning to rule as the leader in the war against Israel. There have been additional balloons floated since we reported on the Huffington Post trial balloon over President Obama simply by edict using the powers of the Security Council to recognize a Palestinian State using the Green Line as the borders including giving all of the Old City of Jerusalem to the Arabs. This would be right in line with the recent ruling by UNESCO that the entirety of the Temple Mount has no roots or bearing from Jewish or Hebrew history and is exclusively and completely an Islamic site including the churches and other structures and historic sites there including the Western Wall and Kotel Plaza, the area where the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus’s crucifixion all took place as well as the area the location of the Holy of the Holies. Such a ruling by President Obama would be unenforceable as there are close to three-fourths of a million if not more Jews residing in Judea and Samaria as well as the thousands of Jews moved from their properties in the Old City where they fought in the courts to finally have their properties returned to them when the area was liberated from Jordanian occupation and the majority of Arabs residing in Eastern Jerusalem, all of whom have Israeli identification cards, who would rush as far as they were able westward to assure they would end up residing in Israel and not any Palestinian “nightmare” State. Both of these ideas have been floated thus taking by United Nations Security Council binding resolutions to take the Golan Heights and all lands liberated from Jordan and hand them over to what would almost immediately in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and soon thereafter with Hezballah likely to be tasked by Assad and Putin to hold the Golan Heights and attack Israelis whenever targets of opportunity present themselves. Additionally, any State set up in the Palestinian Authority areas would become an entity where the people would vote for Hamas, if not the Islamic State, as soon as they were allowed to vote. This fact explains why Mahmoud Abbas has spent a decade in office on his original term of four years which he claimed when he replaced the dead Yasser Arafat. There would be no such confusion or direct route to lead any state which President Obama would spend the political capital to present the Arabs because there would be a demand that an election decide who would rule the state.

 

The hope by President Obama to establish the State of Palestine will never fly as the leadership will immediately become terrorist and it would be a failed state where the terror masters would live lavish lives while the rest of the people who were not directly supporting the terror leaders would be destitute living in camps which would make the current camps become suddenly appealing. Should the Security Council only make the resolution under Chapter Six, then Israel would have the option of ignoring the vote as it would be a strong suggestion and nothing more. That would force President Obama for his legacy, his current Middle East North Africa (MENA) legacy, to be mired in failure from Egypt to Syria to Iran and Iraq, in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and especially Nigeria and Libya and particularly Benghazi, a failure which will have a high profile this election season, all failures across the board so Obama appears to be looking to blame Israel and Netanyahu for all his sorrows, and it will blow-up in Obama’s face along with his brain trust of Powers and Rice who have taken turns at Senior Security Advisor and United Nations Ambassador and have lied and spun until dizzy enough to collapse in a tizzy and become as useless and weak as their boss. Obama attempting to form his legacy on the graves of tens if not hundreds of thousands, hopefully nowhere near millions of Jewish graves as he carves up Israel’s security locations such as the Golan Heights, the Jordan River overlooking highlands and even any area along the Jordan River forcing an Israeli retreat. Such a retreat would only occur if Israeli retreat was in response to force of arms which would entail American boots on the ground enforcing Palestine and shooting Jews in Hevron, in Jerusalem, across Biblical lands of the Hebrews and Jews of Judea all in the name of enlightened knowing it all and making the solution by force which will fail as soon as he pulls out the United States troops, something the Americans would likely demand. The suffering this would cause is heart wrenching and unthinkable. Where are the American voices in opposition or has the media refused to point out what is being planned to be implemented either in the late summer in the United Nations and in mid if troops are to be deployed. Listen carefully for rumors of wars which will become actual wars without American people and vigilance, the first requirement for freedom and liberty, the second is acting to right wrongs and doing so before they come to fruition.

 

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January 21, 2016

Stabbing the Heart of Israel

 

There are so many lies and falsehoods being sold as valid arguments, facts, realities and truths that it is difficult to choose just one or, once doing so, avoid straying to related lies and nearby fatal injurings of actualities that tempt and draw one to broaden the discussion. We will attempt to keep to the one horrific falsehood that has been sold as a valid reality and unarguable right for the Arabs that the vast majorities of people buy the deception as the foundation. The Arab claims to major or entire areas of Judea, Samaria and Benyamin, an area which includes not just Jerusalem but the burial places of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of the Jewish People, the city which housed the Arc of the Covenant and served as the Israelites’ capital city and the main place for the priests, Mount Ebal to Mount Gerizim: From Cursed to Blessed* and the sites of numerous critical battles and miracles which, no matter the empty guarantees which will prove unenforceable. There exist no United Nations peacekeepers who have ever remained, including those from the United States in the Sinai Peninsula right before the Six Day War who fled as demanded by the Egyptians, to protect fronts or historic holy sites once challenged. As such, there exist no guarantees enforcing Israeli rights of visits to the Tomb of Joseph, the Tomb of Rachael and soon the Cave of the Patriarchs as the Arabs are building illegal buildings to surround and close off these locations, amongst the highest of holy sites in all Judaism. Using encouragement from and financial assistance from European governments, NGOs, charities and even wealthy individuals assisting the cutting off of this holiest of holy sites from Jewish ability to visit and at which to pray, the Arabs are finishing another project to remove the Jews from all the lands and its holies places.

 

*Deuteronomy 11:29

“It shall come about, when the LORD your God brings you
into the land where you are entering to possess it, that you
shall place the blessing on Mount Gerizim
and the curse on Mount Ebal.”

 
 
The basic claim which is a complete falsehood from top to bottom, left to right, front to back is that all they want is the lands stolen from them, just 22% of the land, just our rightful 22% free of any Jewish pollution, contamination, infestation and just about every insult one might think up. There are numerous groups many of which support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement which is attempting to impose financial destruction upon Israel just as the world had done to South Africa over Apartheid. Their claim is that Israel acts just like South Africa did because they are an Apartheid country in occupation of Arab lands which were taken by force in an offensive war by Israeli colonizers. They propose that the Jews have no connection to the lands and that the Arabs are the aboriginal peoples from whom the Jews forced them into secondary status citizens. They claim they were the Canaanites or the Philistines or that they came to these lands and settled them many thousands of years ago and were the very first inhabitants. Unfortunately for the Arabs none of these propositions holds even a single grain of truth.

 

The Arabs came to reside in the area soon after the first Zionists arrived and the land began to prosper and there was employment. In the area after World War II the British also began moving Arabs into the area in an effort to keep the Jewish population a minority such that the Jewish State could never meet the requirement for the Jews to have a majority in the lands and thus claim to be ready for statehood. The British plan would have continued to work just as it had since the establishment of the Mandate to create a Jewish State from the Mandate Lands. That was the original intent for the British Mandate. But by the time it came for fulfilling this obligation, the British proposed, and the powers drawing up the new maps after the end of the Ottoman empire and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and basically setting up the national states both in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, agreed to the British forming, and this part is crucial, an Arab State for the Arabs residing in the British Mandate Lands on the lands east of the Jordan River, on 78% of the area, leaving the 22% of the lands west of the Jordan River for the Jewish State once the Jews were a sufficient percentage of the population. The requirement was not for the Jews to be the majority but only capable of forming a state, the make-up of that state would develop over time. The British decided to define, being able to form a state, as the Jews being the majority population; something the British controlled as they were the officials granting Jews entrance to the lands which they always kept to a minimum or even closing the borders all but completely. During much of World War II the British limited Jewish emigration to the Mandate lands to 75,000 for the five years from 1939 through 1944. This was during the worst years of the extermination of the Jews in the concentration camps and the Jews were desperate for a place to run to and the only place which could have fulfilled an obligation for the formation of a Jewish State had such a restriction in place and even made the paperwork so onerous that not even the 75,000 were even granted passage. What makes this criminal, though not technically, but most certainly morally, was that the Nazis original plan was to send the Jews back to their ancient lands which were the British Mandate lands and the British blocked this as a favor to the Arabs who still desired to have themselves given another state west of the Jordan River which would have merged with Jordan as soon as the British left and more likely than not expelled the Jews from the lands west of the Jordan River just as had been done East of the Jordan River. So the Arabs desired to be granted their claims to the lands west of the Jordan River which made up 22% of the British Mandate as the lands east of the Jordan River, as noted previously, made up 78% of the Mandate lands.

 

This claim to demanding 22% of lands, meaning all of the lands west of the Jordan River, is exactly what Mahmoud is still demanding right now. When he claims to only want the rightful 22% of the lands, he means the rest of the British Mandate. When people claim he means only the areas that Jordan called the West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas nods his head much like a bobble head doll in the back window of a car on an Annapolis cobble stone street. When Abbas speaks to the Palestinians he lets his true intentions out and tells them they will not settle for anything less than their rightful 22%, the entirety of the remainder of the British Mandate. When he claims that Jerusalem will be the Capital City of the Palestinian State, he means all of Jerusalem and a state on all the lands west of the Jordan River. Palestinian leadership has twice been offered a State on over 95% of the West Bank with all of Gaza, providing Hamas allows such and does not claim their own little fiefdom, once to Arafat and the other to Abbas, with land swaps compensating for the remaining amount and with its capital city in East Jerusalem and has turned it down both times. The Palestinians could have had their state at almost any time if they would accept a deal which meant sharing the lands with a Jewish State living side-by-side in peace and security. When Abbas is allowed to state what he is willing to accept to end the terrorist violence, his answer is always the cryptic, “All of Palestine.” He means the lands west of the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Whenever he is forced to reply in an agreeable compromise which the Europeans claim is acceptable and will be a Peace agreement, Abbas claims that such is acceptable as long as the Arab Palestinians are permitted to protest their loss of any lands to the Jews by which he is saying that the Arab Palestinians are to continue their terror war against the accursed Jews until they surrender the entire land to the Arabs as all lands belong to the Arabs, to the Muslims.

 

Word of warning to those Muslims who believe they are safe from the Arab demand that the entire world be Muslim, they do not actually include non-Arab Muslims. Once the Muslims create their global caliphate and all the kafirs have converted or been executed by beheading or whatever is convenient, then they will begin to purify the Muslim world in order to perfect the Muslim faith and dealing with those Muslims which are not pure. Ever wonder what they mean by pure? They mean Arab Muslims and then they mean each tribe fighting until they have purified Islam to that one tribe and then the clans will clash and in the end there can be only one true Muslim, the last human being on Earth. The Palestinians see no end to the fight to make the world safe for Arab Islam, be that Shiite or Sunni, something being discussed in Syria at the moment. For those who doubt the validity of the purification plans of the Arab Muslims simply ask why there has been no allying with the Kurdish Muslims by their Arab brothers. Yes, that’s right; they are impure Muslims as they are Kurdish and are refusing to live under Arab oppressions. If they refuse to share a small amount of lands with their Kurdish brothers in arms, what makes one believe that they would be treated any different.

 

Another little item is the refusal of any pro-Palestinian, meaning pro-Arab Palestinian, groups in the Western World refuse to debate anyone and defend their argument? Don’t believe me, try to set one up with any of the plethora of pro-Arab Palestinians, they often call themselves simply pro-Palestinian but in their heads they are saying Arab Palestinian, to debate a proponent for Israel and the right of the Jews to their homelands. They will not debate, they might agree and then arrange a demonstration which will disrupt the debate and never allow the Zionist to speak. On all too many campuses throughout the Western World no pro-Israel or pro-Zionist speaker is permitted to speak unless he can calm and eject the overly abundant hecklers demanding they be given equal time to rant. No such demonstration interrupts George Galloway, who refuses to debate Israelis as they cheat and win unfairly and practice other black arts such as quoting international law and that is just no basis for an argument which allows the Jewish People to have an autonomous state in their ancient homelands because, well, they’re Jews, you know (see below for his explanation). The recipe for a fair and unbiased debate is the Muslims for Palestine debating the Jew for Palestine with the while anybody representing the Jews for Israel are laughed at as they are run from the area with threats of all sorts, some actually illegal as it is oddly against the law to threaten to murder somebody, yes, even if they are Jewish.

 

 

 

 

The pro-Palestinians insist that when it comes to the situation in Israel that only they are permitted to speak and inform the world of the rightfulness of the Arab argument and the wrongheadedness of the Jewish State idea. There will be a speaker or many speakers who will speak of ethnic cleansing as if Islam is an ethnicity like being a Jew or an Arab or French, English, Turkish or Egyptian. Then there will be the claim that the Jews have been steadily and consistently killing the Palestinian refugees by refusing to allow them to work, leave the refugee camps and simply killing them. This is why since the 1949 Armistice the numbers of Arab Palestinian Refugees had gone from the original approximately half to three quarters of a million to the current five to six million. The Jews must be doing one really lousy job of murdering them off and preventing their numbers from increasing. Of course the Arab Palestinian Refugees are the only refugees to have their own private and equally inefficient United Nations agency called UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) which maintains the rule that if either of your parents are an Arab Palestinian Refugee then you are an Arab Palestinian Refugee which is why the great grandchildren of an original Arab Palestinian Refugee are also counted as Arab Palestinian Refugees. Arab Palestinian Refugees are the only refugees whose only permissible place of resettlement is within Israel. This explains why there are Arab Palestinian Refugee Camps in places like Jordan, Syria (well, not since Bashir al-Assad leveled the camp with barrel bombs and artillery murdering thousands of Palestinian refugees but this was of minor concern to the media as this was Arab on Arab violence and did not include the Israelis in any manner so move along. There are more Arab Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon. Then there are Arab Palestinian Refugee Camps in, wait for it, Gaza outside Gaza City and throughout places under Arab Palestinian control parts of Judea and Samaria where they are not permitted many of the freedoms the Arab Palestinian enjoy living right outside the camp. Further, these refugee camps do not have rows of tents but instead they have apartment buildings often surrounded by high fences and barbed wire such that these Arab refugees are not permitted such freedoms. In some locations they are forbidden from attending college and are permitted only the most menial of jobs if they are permitted to work at all. They are denied citizenship and are left to be used as a political tool to overwhelm Israel with Arab refugees and thus subsume Israel making it the Arab Muslim State and as soon as they are empowered the Jews cannot be permitted to stay on the lands. Whether they leave or not is not the question because there will be an immediate reaction once the Palestinians are permitted to take control of Israel and then disband the Israeli defense forces and using the licensing information on firearms ownership take all the guns from all the Israeli Jews, then rename the nation Arab only Palestine and no longer allow the Jews to live above the ground but six feet under the ground in their own tiny residence would be acceptable.

 

Just to set the record straight, after Israel got her independence the Arab and Muslim world forced over three-quarters of a million Jews out of their homes, businesses and taken their wealth to assist the governments for some reason or purpose, it was never clear, and they mostly went to Israel as other nations were not so accepting. Were these Jews placed in refugee camps to languish and produce more Jewish refugees to also languish in the camps eventually to be resettled who know where? No, the Jewish refugees were incorporated into Jewish lives and as Israeli citizens. There are no Jewish refugees residing in camps, just happy and productive Israelis. Meanwhile the Arab Palestinian leadership with the blessings of the Arab nations continue to demand their 22% of the land, the rest of the land would be more accurate, and demanding that the Jews return to the nations from which they came, except for the ones who used to reside in their Arab lands as they will need to go elsewhere. Odds are that many of the lands from whence the Jews came would also not welcome them back as they have Syrian refugees to start to integrate into their already unassimilated Muslim communities. The strangest of all maladies is the, “What do we do with those Jews,” malady. When they are in the midst of the rest of the world they are demanded to go to Israel, also known as where you people belong and not amongst us grander people and when they are residing in Israel they are told that they do not have any right to that land or any homeland. Add that Germany resumed printing Mein Kampf, but with notes about how wrongheaded it was and how the author was not exactly sane. I am sure these added commentaries will prevent anybody from taking the wrong message from reading the howling cries of a madman. Did we mention that Mein Kampf also became an instant best seller? Who’d have thunk that? We mean it is not like Europe was once again turning to flaming anti-Semitism, oh, wait, yes they are. The Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallstrom has no idea how she got preferential treatment for housing in the capital getting a luxurious apartment but she is certain that the Jews are mucking it up wherever they happen to be. She has nothing against Jews as long as they are far, far away and that does not include allowing them to reside and have their own nation. Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallstrom would not be so odious except that even if she was forced from office there are still so many who have minded their words who are still in positions where they likely are causing Israel more harm than Margot Wallstrom ever could. One example from the past has the conversation between Sarkozy when he was President of France and President of the United States Barack Obama spoofed in the image below, but it really was no laughing matter. Then French President Nicolas Sarkozy told President Obama, “I can’t look at him [Netanyahu] anymore, he’s a liar.” In response to this Obama retorted to Sarkozy, “You’ve had enough of him, but I have to deal with him every day.”

 

 

Sarkozy and Obama discussing Netanyahu and by so all of Israel

 

 

There is no lack of politicians, NGOs and governments who work to destroy the Jewish State of Israel simply because it is Jewish and at the same time complain to the Jews that they cannot protect them from the many haters who in Europe have begun to attack synagogues and Yeshivas (Jewish schools). In Malmo the situation has gotten so dangerous that the 4,000 souls which made up the Jewish community just five years ago now numbers under 500 souls. Malmo will soon be devoid of Jews as will an increasing number of cities which used to support rather large Jewish communities. The Jews in Europe have been seeing the signs in ever increasing numbers with many of the Jews fleeing to Israel and for those Jews we would love to welcome them home. If this were the end of the story, that would be a happy note with a happily ever after tinge. But it is not the end.

 

There is still a large Jewish community spread throughout the United States though it is concentrated in the larger cities, especially in the northeast of the nation. These Jews are currently not feeling the heat. This does not mean there is no heat, it just means they are happy in their ignorance and it has yet to reach proportions where it becomes undeniable except Jews are very good at willful blindness and deafness. Many American Jews even when confronted with undeniable anti-Semitism will discount it so they can continue believing as the Germans Jews of the Weimer Republic had before them constantly believing despite the signs, “It can’t happen here.” The problem with that attitude is that it stands contradicted by reality and the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States. Is it at levels anywhere near as bad as in Europe, not yet, but it will get there within the next decade. Will the American Jews realize the danger they will be facing as it continues to mount and the attacks on Synagogues, Yeshivas and increasing attacks on Jewish businesses, homes and individuals. No, not even if they themselves are the victim of such a crime, it will be sloughed off as a rare and unlikely scenario and never the true sign of an increasing problem. The majority of the generation who could have sounded the alarms when they saw such signs have almost all passes and the rest of the Jews pretty much avoid history all together, let alone learning from it. No, seventy, eighty, possibly ninety percent will wait until it is too late to get out safely. When we returned to home and Israel has proven to be just that, a homeland where we feel at home, only a few people understood, a very few, but one was Rabbi who showed honest glee at our decision and joined those welcoming our choice. We kidded about how Rabbi was actually happy to be rid of his gadfly but we both know he had grown to really like us though our initial melding to the community took time and Rabbi was somewhat distressed with our overly conservative views. What warmed him was a confusion he felt when he and I saw eye to eye on issues though for somewhat different reasons. We suspect Rabbi knew we would be more comfortable in Israel and he was right. The American Jews will continue to tell themselves that those people doing these things are not the majority nor will they ever represent the majority forgetting that the Nazis were a minority and we now know that a dedicated minority can hijack an entire nation and half the continent will go with you even if you don’t believe you can just as long as you claim to have a plan. The time is approaching and this is all part of Hashem’s plans to bring his children home to Eretz Yisroel and the current violence and political oppressions are His challenge for us to overcome and the answer is simple and can be expressed in a single world, Torah.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

 

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