Beyond the Cusp

September 11, 2015

The War Israel Lost the War Israel Must Win

 

Ever since the ideal of restoring the Jews to their ancestral homelands was hatched in the mind of Herbert Samuel, a British Zionist, back near the start of World War I, after the Ottoman Empire entered the war by opening fire on Russian ships in 1914, little actually went forward until David Lloyd-George was introduced to Chaim Weizmann for the actions to start rolling. It was eventually recognized that this as likely an opportunity to obtain a Jewish homeland as part of the war effort. These efforts never quite amounted to much partially because more serious efforts were in motion by a memo he wrote, after gaining some respected positions in the Labor Government, to the British War Cabinet entitled “The Future of Palestine” calling for the opening of Palestine to unrestricted Jewish immigration the Jews would soon outnumber the Arab population making a Jewish State possible. Herbert Samuel would later be appointed as the first Commissioner of the British Mandate in Palestine, likely in recognition of his earliest efforts. Samuel had hit upon what would constantly serve as the roadblock which the English worked diligently to retain, the existence of an Arab majority as initially, despite there being a majority population in Jerusalem, a city does not a nation make, the Jews were outnumbered by about 100,000 against a total of perhaps 600,000 Arab Muslims and Christians. As history would have it, soon after it had appeared that Herbert Samuel’s efforts would have gone for naught, a flicker of a spark was ignited in the British War Cabinet. Was this due to some discussion of Herbert’s memo or purely as history portrays the events we will never know for sure.

 

 

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

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

 

 

The British War Cabinet hit upon an idea which might ignite support from influential Jews if it was announced that there were plans for the return of the Jewish People to Eretz Yisroel, to their native homeland from which they had been separated for almost two-thousand-years. This plan to win over by goodwill of the Russian and American Jews may have had an effect but insufficient to retain Russia in the war effort which had been the main pillar of the plans. As the plan proceeded, it was here that David Lloyd-George was introduced to Chaim Weizmann, one of the leading figures in the Zionist Movement. This led to the eventual inclusion of Lord Balfour and the rise of David Lloyd-George to Prime Minister and Lord Balfour as Foreign Secretary were the right people in the necessary position to put into motion the plan of David Lloyd-George which he believed that only by introducing the Jewish People back into their lands could the lowland, the Galilee and other areas be transformed from the malarial wasteland it was into the Land of Milk and Honey. This was all part of what Lloyd-George had written in, “The Jews and Palestine”, of 1923 which was the precursor of the Balfour Declaration. The rest up to today is history. The Balfour Declaration, the San Remo Conference, the British Mandate, the Churchill White Papers which took the seventy-eight-percent of the British Mandate east of the Jordan River and fashioned an Arab State under the rule of the Hashemites while additionally guaranteeing the remaining twenty-two-percent of land west of the Jordan River to be inviolate as the homeland for the Jewish People. We will see how well that promise was kept by the British who never met a means they didn’t like by which to disarm the Jews and give those confiscated arms to Arab militias commanded largely by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini during the war of genocidal intent to slaughter every last Jews by the bullet, bayonet or by drowning them as driving them into the sea.

 

The promises and guarantees did not interfere with allowing the British to vote against the plans to grant the Jews their own state, even in half of what the British guaranteed, nor did it prevent their immediately recognizing the lands stolen by the offensive war against Israel the day of her founding, those of the Judean and Samarian lands taken by offensive war Jordan renamed West Bank, which was an occupation, this technicality is very important for what is about to happen in the near future if reports are correct. The Egyptians also stole a strip of land we know as Gaza which was also an occupation. Gaza must remain a separate entity as Israel left the area turning it over to the Palestinian Authority who lost it to Hamas and Islamic Jihad and now neither Israel nor Egypt desire to have anything to do with Gaza beyond restraining their efforts to receive heavy weaponry. The war in which Israel lost the Golan Heights to Syria, the Gaza Strip to Egypt and a large section of Judea and all of Samaria to Jordan is celebrated by the name the Israelis euphemistically called it, the Israeli War of Independence which is celebrated as a victory. Such is understandable because had the Israelis lost completely there would have been no Israel and a large number of Jewish corpses beyond the ten percent of the population which fell in the fighting. Any other nation would look at such a war where they lost almost a quarter of their land to their enemies would claim to have lost that war. There is a more rational way to look at Jewish history since the Romans spreading the Jews throughout their empire in an attempt to destroy the Jews just as they had done others such as the Carthaginians. This began the existence of the Jews throughout the world in what Jews refer to living in the diaspora.

 

Ever since the Jews were relegated to living in distant and separate communities, often at the comfort of their hosts, the Jewish People have held two things sacred. First was that at any time Hashem would call them to return to their ancestral homelands and rebuild the Holy Temple for Hashem to return to rule from his celestial throne in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem (or wherever we are commanded to build the last Temple). This was a long conflict marked by disappointment after disappointment, marked by exile and persecution almost beyond the ability to count, marked by prayers expressing our hopes to return to our homelands, disappointment after disappointment despite there being a constant core of our countrymen and women often making up a majority in Jerusalem with other concentrations in Hevron (Hebron), Shechem (Nablus), the Galilee, Negev and throughout the Biblical homelands. There was the remainder of the time under the Romans which was just the last of a number of former empires including but not limited to the Persians, Greeks, and Assyrians. Things did not improve much after the Romans who were followed by the Byzantine, Islamic, Mongol, Ottomans amongst others finalized with the British. Despite being given a Mandate to assist in the formation of a Jewish state by assisting with immigration of the Jewish People, they always made sure the Arab population remained consistently the majority while the British expended most of their efforts inhibiting Jewish emigration and even voting against the formation of the state of Israel in the United Nations vote on November 29, 1947. Many might contend that the entire time for approaching two-thousand years that the Jews faced persecutions, pogroms, exiles, inquisitions and almost any imaginable distress, persecutions, forced conversions from both European Christians and Middle Eastern Muslims and Crusaders and Islamist forces in Northern Africa all finalizing in the declaration of statehood finally on May 15, 1948 with the Golan Heights, the Suez-Negev border, the Israel-Lebanon border and the Jordan River as the eastern border at the moment of that declaration, and remained the borders for a few moments which could be the declared end of the war for Independence by Israel and the Jewish People. What followed as soon as the sun rose was at least six Arab Armies plus numerous Militias in an assault intending to genocidally eradicate the Jewish homeland before it even had an opportunity to learn to walk.

 

 

Eretz Yisroel the Israel Solution to Problems is One State Solution with Citizenship for Anybody Who Desires Living in Peace with Equal Rights Responsibilities and Worshiping as One Pleases

Eretz Yisroel the Israel Solution to Problems is One State Solution with Citizenship for Anybody Who Desires Living in Peace with Equal Rights Responsibilities and Worshiping as One Pleases

 

 

This genocidal intent war effort brought by Israeli’s immediate neighbors as well as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other distant Arab states stated as their goal to drive the Jews into the sea and watch them drown either in the rivers of blood from the dead Jews or under the waves of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel cannot be said to have lost the war as Israel survived and a loss would have resulted in no Israel, but then again after losing the areas of the Golan Heights to Syria, parts of Judea and much of Samaria to Jordan and the Gaza to Egypt, Israel also cannot be said to have won that war and further this should not be referred to as the Israeli War of Independence as it was more the Israeli War for Survival, she had already won the last battles of a near two-millennium war for independence resulting in the declaration by David ben Gurion on the eve beginning of Iyar 5, 5708 or the evening hours of May 14, 1948 only to have a war of intended annihilation, genocidal annihilation the very daybreak following by basically the Arab League nations.

 

The Arabs attempted again in June of 1967 to drive the Jews into the sea. The Egyptian and Syrian armies massed on the Israeli northern and southern borders while Egypt had cut off all Israeli shipping through the Straights of Tiran which was an established casus belli act of war against Israel which led to an Israeli air assault as the armies engaged. The Syrian and Egyptian media were generating reports of great victories and that the Syrian and Egyptian forces were closing on Tel Aviv. The King of Jordan mobilized his military to get his piece of the great victory against the Jewish State. Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol (Hebrew לֵוִי אֶשְׁכּוֹל) personally called the King of Jordan and attempted to convince him that the reports of great victories by the Syrians and Egyptians were propaganda and that Israeli Defense Forces were winning handily and routing both armies. The Jordanian King interpreted the Israeli Prime Minister’s plea as a sign of desperation proving how badly the Israelis were losing the war. History tells the tale as Israel liberated Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and gained the Sinai Peninsula and had gained lands towards Damascus. Upon the end of hostilities which the United Nations with the assistance of the permanent members of the Security Council forced an end to hostilities before Israel captured any of the aggressors’ capital cities. Upon reaching a ceasefire the Security Council soon reached an agreement demanding that Israel return lands, undefined lands not described as any certain amount but also not demanding Israel return all lands. Part of this was initially seen as an admission that Israel would retain the lands liberated, namely the Gaza Strip and Judean and Samaria areas which were liberated from Jordan.

 

 

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

 

 

Over time and resultant from Arab billions spent on propaganda and the invention of a ‘Palestinian Arab’ as independent from the rest of the Arab world, a pure invention, such that Gaza and the areas Jordan had named the West Bank made up of the areas Jordan occupied after the 1948-9 War of Annihilation of the Nascent State of Israel which did not completely eradicate Israel but did inflict loss of ten percent of the Jewish population including Arabs who fought alongside the Jews against the invading armies. Proof of the ‘Palestinian Arab’ being an invention is easy to provide as a ‘Palestinian Arab’ was any Arab residing in Gaza or in the West Bank or any Arabs who ended the war as refugees whether if such status resulted from their fleeing at the Mufti of Jerusalem’s demands or resulting from the war itself are all considered to be ‘Palestinian Arabs’. Apparently a ‘Palestinian Arab’ can come from Jordanian areas, Syrian areas, Egyptian areas or have resided at any point after 1942 west of the Jordan River and not remained an Israeli citizen. So, let us imagine two Arab families from Beer Sheva who were neighbors. One family left for Jordan obeying the demands of the Mufti of Jerusalem while the other family simply remained in their home in Beer Sheva, did not take either side, did not flee to Jordan as requested by the Mufti under claims it would make slaughtering the Jews easier. The family that fled so it would be easier to murder Jews are ‘Palestinian Arabs’ while the family who sat on the sidelines and now vote in Israeli elections, work in Israel, go out to restaurants and live no different than the Jews in Israel though they worship at a Mosque in Israel while the Jews pray in Synagogues and that Arab family is punished by the Arab League and other Pro Arab groups including the PLO, Hamas, and even many Arab governments for not being a ‘Palestinian Arab’ like their former neighbors who now reside in a refugee camp in Jordan, or at least their descendants live in such a camp and are considered to be ‘Palestinian Arabs’ for all generations into the future while their former neighbors generations are Israeli citizens and can never become a ‘Palestinian Arab’, such segregation and exclusion.

 

The Oslo Accords were signed in 1993 which set Judea and Samaria areas held by Jordan but liberated by Israel in 1967 and held during the 1973 Yom Kippur War as well as Gaza as being the Palestinian Authority (PA) areas and the Palestinian Liberation Organizations (PLO) was given excuse for their terrorist past and transformed into peace partners. The Gaza and Area A of Judea and Samaria was designated as under complete PA control, Area B under joint PA Israeli control and Area C under full Israeli control. The initial intent which was spoken of but never written as the PA would go irrational and orbital at even the suggestion that anything which gave Israel or the Jews any rights was to be verboten. During the twenty-two years since the signing of the Oslo Accords the world has been sold the idea that if Israel would just offer the PA a fair deal there would be a deal within minutes and everything would be vundabar. What has been left out is the only acceptable deal that every officer throughout the PA know and speak of freely in Arabic, a language apparently impossible to translate into any Western language. The only acceptable solution is the complete liberation of all of Palestine from the River to the Sea, simply stated, the replacement of Israel and the eradication of the Jewish state and its Jews. Of course the ruling elites of Hamas and Islamic Jihad who control Gaza have one further addition they demand, the death of Jews wherever they may be, the final solution worldwide. The maps in the newspapers, on the office walls and in the children’s textbooks all show Palestine as replacing all of Israel. Students are taught from the day enter school to claim they were born inside Israel and are assigned their new home city even including Tel Aviv which in 1948-9 was almost exclusively Jewish, and these children take on this new identity and it is even enforced at home. But all of this is about to change as Abbas believes that he has the support for the next step and the final solution of the Arab-Israeli problem.

 

 

Occupied Israel where Syria Occupied the Golan Heights While Egypt Occupied the Gaza Strip and Jordan Occupied Judea and Samaria They Renamed West Bank

Occupied Israel where Syria Occupied the Golan Heights While Egypt Occupied the Gaza Strip and Jordan Occupied Judea and Samaria They Renamed West Bank

 

 

The reports claim that at his annual United Nations speech at the opening of the General Assembly Abbas is going to announce that the PA is being dissolved, the Oslo Accords are being declared defunct and void and that Palestine is now a nation occupied by Israel and he will demand the world’s assistance in removing the Jewish menace from his country and it receiving its long deserved liberation, and in case you cannot guess, liberated from the River to the Sea. What a surprise. He will not say that in so many words but he does not need to as the Europeans and all too many NGOs are already fully involved in the destruction of Israel and the formation of Palestine on the graves of approximately six-million Jews. If only the Israeli leadership will take this declaration for the declaration of war it actually is and simply win the war once and for all and push the ‘Palestinian Arabs’ back into their traditional homelands or simply give them to their cohorts who believe in the same Islamic world conquest, such as either ISIS or Iran, the sole difference is the tribe of Islam they wish to impose, Sunni or Shiite. This claim may be thwarted by demanding as is done every year in September that Israel releases thousands of murderous terrorists, establish a building freeze, or surrender more lands to the PA or perhaps have all the Jews residing in East Jerusalem and beyond the Green Line forced to resettle and all their lands and homes and crops be forfeited to the PA. This is just the next step in the original death of Israel in stages. The next claims will be for the remainder of Jerusalem, parts of the Galilee and likely the northeastern lands of the Negev including Beer Sheva and likely Dimona including the research nuclear reactor, but why not a nuclear armed PA, we are about to have a nuclear armed Iran and the Sunni PA could be the nuclear deterrent instead of Saudi Arabia, after all, President Obama has always had a soft spot for the ‘Palestinian Arabs’ a soft spot in a cranial location. For Israel this coming assault must be viewed as a declared war and the leadership must accept the gauntlet slapped across their cheeks and thrown to their feet and simply retrieve the gauntlet and return the slap and then turn and prepare for the final test of the lands which were promised under international law amongst other claims as the Jewish homelands, a promise we must defend or watch as all Judaism becomes a faint memory with a few scattered communities numbering a few thousand Jews at most within a generation or so.

 

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April 24, 2014

Proper and Necessary Israeli Response to Abbas Threats and Hamas

Palestinian Authority Chairman has made a number of opposing and contradictory demands mixed with threats over the last few days. He has threatened to disband the Palestinian Authority once again implying that forcing Israel to take responsibility for security and maintenance of running the areas currently under Palestinian Authority control would be paralyzing and bring down Israeli governance. Apparently he must have amnesia and forgotten that Israel actually had done exactly that for the twenty-five plus years from June of 1967 through September 1993 when the Oslo Accords were ratified. Abbas, on the other hand, demands that Israel release more prisoners and enact a complete building freeze for either three months or the duration of the continued negotiations depending on which speech one quotes. What is really fascinating about this new tact taken by Abbas is that not that long ago Abbas was threatening to abandon the route of negotiating with Israel in favor of taking his pleas and demands for a Palestinian State completely on his terms and definitions to the rest of the world, the United Nations, the European Union and wherever else he believed he would find an appeasing body. Then, after private meetings with Martin Indyk, the lead facilitator from United States Secretary of State Kerry’s negotiations mediating team, Abbas saw a the light and a path with which to assault Israel coming out with this new line of attack on Israel.

 

This raises new threats and potential difficulties for the Israeli leadership which also means it provides opportunities for Israeli leadership to take bold new directions which are long overdue. The time is ripe for Prime Minister Netanyahu, preferably in a joint announcement with the other leaders of the parties in the coalition along with the members of the Prime Minister’s Security Cabinet, to take to the microphone in a nationally televised event and announce the Israeli demands of the Palestinian Authority and Mahmoud Abbas to prove their actual intent to negotiate in good faith with a real intent to hammer out a lasting and fair peace. No longer should Israel be pressured to make concession after concession without any reciprocal compromises on the Palestinian side. Israel must insist that the problematic scenario of Abbas making grand speeches about his dear and precious desire to reach a peace with Israel, masking his true intentions are to collect concessions that the United States with backing from the United Nations, European Union and much of the rest of the world force from the Israelis, be revealed for the lies they truly are. By now we have more than adequately proven the Israeli desire for peace and should now test to see if the Palestinian Authority leadership also truly desires peace or if their protestations are simply a ruse to gather concessions after concession at every incarnation of the peace process. To date, Israel has basically retreated through concession after concession while under extreme duress from world opinion and demands from her presumed best friend, the United States, all the while having Abbas and the Palestinian leadership laugh at the gullible and foolish Israelis who have given away virtually the keys to the kingdom in exchange for lies and deceit from Abbas and company and before him Arafat, a master terrorist who has spread hate and violence wherever he has resided.

 

This leads to the question, what could the Israelis demand from Abbas and the Palestinian leadership that would signal their willingness to actually negotiate in good faith? The most obvious demand would be the recognition of Israel as the home for the Jewish People. Where such a demand would be sufficient to reveal the lack of good intentions from the Palestinian side, the demands should not be so modest and benign. Additionally, the Israeli leadership should also include among their demands for Abbas to prove his good intentions and validate his claims to desire a real, lasting and equitable peace by having him also recognize that Jerusalem is the Capital City of the Jewish State relinquishing the Palestinian claim to take back all of the Old City including the Temple Mount and other religious Jewish sites and utilize them as the Palestinian capital. Furthermore and for good measure so as to remove any possibility of this coming to the fore in the future as an additional demand with which to reengage in the terror war and destruction of Israel as a Jewish nation by any means necessary, the Palestinians should also renounce their claim to the “Right of Return” of their presumed five-million plus refugees, Arab victims who have been victimized by their Arab brethren who have incarcerated them into squalid refugee camps denying them the rights granted any normal people refusing them citizenship, employment, representation, or any other normal right or privilege reserved for leading a normal and productive existence simply to utilize them as pawns in the struggle to destroy Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu should stand firm on these demands and also demand in writing a framework from the Palestinian leadership defining what they perceive as a fair and mutually advantageous peace agreement. It should be fascinating to finally have in writing the exact aims and desires that supposedly exist where the Palestinians would finally agree to living in peace with Israel as everybody keeps claiming is the desired result, two nations living side by side in peace and security, one a Jewish State and the other an Arab State.

 

It was decided that despite the tentative reunification agreement announced between Hamas and Fatah that perhaps this articles last paragraph should be rewritten to take the new situation under consideration. It had spoken of a need for the various Israeli political parties to put aside their differences and present a unified position thus removing the negativity and subversions which have been present in the past and simply had to be less than helpful. Obviously, should this renewed agreement actually proceed, which is highly doubtful as Abbas will once again prove unwilling to present himself before the Palestinian people in a fair and honest election as he knows that allowing such would be the end of his privilege and position, there is even less of a chance for peace once Hamas is permitted back on the scene representing the Palestinians. Fatah, or the Palestinian Authority, whichever one prefers, there was negligible chance of any peace offer being accepted. That has been proven time and again when even the most generous offers presented by either Ehud Barak or Ehud Olmert during their respective terms as Israeli Prime Minister were rejected outright without even receiving the dignity of a counter offer. The telling item was the lack of a counter offer as that simply revealed the truth, there does not exist any offer that Israel could ever make which would be acceptable to the current Palestinian leadership as their single-minded goal is the eradication of the Jewish State and the genocidal resolution of Jews living on what they believe are Muslim lands. That being the position of the people touted by the United States, United Nations, European Union and who knows who else as being Israel’s best partners for peace, then we can expect only a renewed terror war once Hamas reenters the mix as they have proven through their launching of thousands upon thousands of rockets, mortars, anti-tank missiles and sniper fire ever since they gained control of the Gaza Strip from Abbas and the Palestinian Authority after the Israeli disengagement where thousands of Israeli citizens were torn from their homes, work places, communities, synagogues and even dug from their graves to be reinterred within Israel for fear their graves would have been violated that they are violent terrorists with no regard for Jewish life and actually even little regard for Palestinian life as proven by their dispatching suicide murderers and celebrating their actions. Despite the doubtful future actually bringing a reunification of the two Palestinian entities, one in Gaza under Hamas and Islamic Jihad and the other encompassing Judea and Samaria under the erroneous label of the West Bank ruled by the Palestinian Authority and Fatah, Israeli attempts at any negotiations or especially offering any concessions is for now on hold with the intent to formally announce all negotiations with Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority dead. Once the reunification is official the Oslo Accords are beyond dead and will be beyond any means of resuscitation. Israeli needs at that point will be to gird themselves for the terror war which will have become inevitable and to set the field before the world preparing them for the inevitable violence that will soon unfold. Once the Hamas and Islamic Jihad leadership has taken control of Judea and Samaria after an election sends Abbas and his fellow kleptomaniacal political elites into disgrace and permanent retirement, then the time will soon come where even the most ardent Israel basher outside of the Islamic spheres of influence will finally see the revealing of the truth which they have denied for so long. May Israel have the will and the blessings from Hashem to survive the conflagration which is sure to follow once Hamas rules over all of the Palestinian lands. Amen.

 

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