Beyond the Cusp

January 1, 2019

Yariv Oppenheimer and the Politics of the Radical Left

 

Why are we writing about the radical left while ignoring the alt-Right? That is easy, because all you need do to find out everything which is defined as evil on the right is watch the mainstream media. We are going to talk about a specific radical leftist who is seeking to become a Minister of the Knesset in the upcoming elections. How so we know this person is a radical leftist. Well, perhaps the first hint is his name and history. His name is Yariv Oppenheimer and his claim to fame was his being the former director of the Peace Now movement. He has spent much of his active life demanding that Israel pull back to the Green Line, divide Jerusalem and give the Palestinian Authority everything they demand and then there will be peace. Of course, he does not bother to explain why there was terrorism against Israelis before the Six Day War when Israel was within the Green Line. He does not explain why there were violent attacks on Jews in Hevron and Jerusalem in the 1920’s and 1930’s while the British ruled and there was no Israel. He has no reason for why the earliest Zionists had to have women with rifles sit atop their vehicles and guard the men while they were digging the irrigation channels and waterworks in the late 1800’s when the initial development of the future Jewish state was undertaken. He also ignores the calls in the Quran and by Mullahs around the world who call on Muslims to murder Jews throughout history right up to the modern times both in the Western world as well as the Islamic world. But allow us to now move on to some recent quotes where he frames his political views and those who he describes as being on the right or far right, well, at least not on the left.

 

Yariv Oppenheimer stated, while calling on his supporters to back his bid for a place on the Meretz Party list in their primaries, “In the next Knesset there must be a strong representative for the Peace camp.” But wait, he has more to say including, “Imagine the next Knesset for a moment, Yesh Atid – not left, Gantz/Yaalon – not left, Gabbay – not left, Kahlon – not left, Orly Levy – not left.” Gabbay, the leader of the Zionist Union from the Labor Party is not left, from what perspective? Yesh Atid and Ganz/Yaalon and even Kahlon would be considered left of center if not leftists by most pundits, but not Yariv Oppenheimer. But he had more to ask, demand, state, whatever, saying, “They will not fight against the occupation, they will not fight settlers’ representatives, they will not defend human rights organization, they will not stand up against the Smotrichim (referring to Jewish Home MK Bezalel Smotrich) and Hotovelys (Likud Dep. Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely). The Knesset is the most important arena in Israeli politics and I will not be abandoned. That is why I want to be there, to make a sharp and clear voice, to fight and win. To deal with the Right on the committees, in the plenum, in the media. To help the Left regain the trust and heart of the public.” These quotes can be found reported on Arutz Sheva.

 

From the view of Yariv Oppenheimer, the Meretz Party would be considered the neutral center and perhaps the communists might be left of center if not fellow travelers in his idea of middle of the road politics. Yariv Oppenheimer would probably find many of the European political leaders to be far on the right, as they have not broken off relations with Israel over its actions in the occupation. His entire measuring rod is based on the occupation where anybody who is not insisting that Israel surrender all the regions liberated in the Six Day War to form a new Arab state called Palestine. One can only ask him what Israel should do when the terrorism increases after such a surrender and the demand is for all of Israel just as it was before the Six Day War in the initial charter of the PLO written in 1964 with assistance from the KGB. He might actually advise that the Jews move returning to the countries from whence they came. One can only wonder where the Jews who were expelled by the Arab and Islamic worlds across MENA (Middle East and North Africa) will go. What should the Jews whose families have lived in Israel for two or three generations and others whose families trace their ancestry here in the Promised Land since the times of King David, where do these Jews go? Yariv Oppenheimer is one of those leftists with whom one cannot have a rational discussion because he had his own facts and no amount of evidence or truths can alter his rosy view of how the world could be if just everyone would listen to him and his friends on the extreme left. He knows that he and his fellow travelers are the only people who have the correct answers to all the world’s ills and who can heal every problem if they would just be given a chance.

 

Yariv Oppenheimer, formerly of Peace Now, Seeking Place on Meretz List

Yariv Oppenheimer, formerly of Peace Now, Seeking Place on Meretz List

 

Where is our proof? Israel has had experience with such dreamers before, back in 1993 and the years of work behind the scenes in secret which brought forth the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords were designed secretively in Norway with assistance from the United States State Department using half a dozen Israelis; Ron Pundak and Yair Hirschfeld who began the negotiations before official Israeli involvement, then joined by Yossi Beilin who also was not part of the Israeli government, and finally including Shimon Peres (Foreign Minister), Uri Savir (former Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and head of the Israeli negotiating team) and Yitzhak Rabin (Prime Minister). The team which devised the Oslo Accords were a group of left and far left individuals and politicians with some from academia and all avid peace activists who firmly believed that the fourteen-hundred years of anti-Semitic violence which crested and lulled only to swell into activity over and over since the formation of Islam and the slaughter of the Jews of Medina to the modern day simply by signing a peace of paper and returning to the original lines from which the Six Day War was initiated by Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Arab forces. These were the predecessors to the likes of Yariv Oppenheimer and his ilk, so it is not like his ideas are anywhere near new, but the left never fails, they just conveniently forget and when reminded they simply explain that that was then and their perfect answer to the problems may appear to be exactly the same but it is not because this is now. This answer always makes my head hurt because I know when I hear such poppycock that I am talking with one from the lunatic-left.

 

So, you ask why I claim that the Oslo Accords are a failure when they have never been fully implemented. Well, have you ever looked into what has been the impediment to such enactment? Well, even if you have, allow us to elaborate. When the Oslo Accords were introduced and accepted by the Israeli government at the time, the very same people who were the designers were also the government which was to implement these Accords and realize a real and lasting peace. What went wrong? Yasser Arafat is what went wrong as he refused to accept the peace plan he had just had a hand in forming claiming that it was not what he desired and that the only thing he was willing to accept was all of Israel with the Jews ruled by their superiors, the Arabs, more accurately, him. President Clinton then initiated the Camp David Summit where these talks came to a climax during a meeting in Paris. President Clinton received from Yasser Arafat what were the minimum demands he required to make peace. Then President Clinton met with the new Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak who, despite being provided with what Yasser Arafat had figured the American President would believe was acceptable and doable but that the Israelis would never agree, Ehud Barak balked, argued and in the end was cajoled into accepting the demands of Yasser Arafat. President Clinton went to bed leaving aids to process the agreement and inform both sides that Arafat’s demands were to be met by Barak. The next morning, President Clinton, Secretary of State Madeline Albright and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak along with subordinates were waiting for Yasser Arafat to join them for the signing in the main rotunda of the hotel lobby with the media prepared to witness this historic event. Yasser Arafat entered the lobby and walked past everyone down a hallway with Madeline Albright hustling to try and catch him and out the door into his car to the airport and back to Jordan. A last ditch effort was made as the Clinton Presidency was coming to a close called the Taba negotiations. These failed as Yasser Arafat refused to even offer any alternate position simply rejecting every offer made. If the actual initiators of the Oslo Accords were unable to forge a peace, how does Yariv Oppenheimer think making the same offers are going to succeed. We know, that was then and this is now and we will do it better.

 

There was another attempt at making peace when another leftist captured the office of Prime Minister with a Labor formed coalition in 2008 under Ehud Olmert. Mahmoud Abbas has admitted he rejected the offered peace plan. Again, this had followed pressure to force something out of Israel in 2005 which resulted in the Ariel Sharon Gaza Disengagement which was to allow for the Palestinian Authority to prove they could build operating governance with an economy and all the services and other specifics which go with such. This was the brainchild of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and fully backed by President George W. Bush. The Palestinian Authority failed miserably and then they lost Gaza to Hamas in a bloody coup in 2007 and the rest has been rockets, firebombs, incendiary balloons and kites and terror tunnels plus three wars and counting. One can only postulate and fear hearing what Yariv Oppenheimer claims he knew would solve the problems with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Maybe he could solve the problem which has stymied Egypt and Saudi Arabia in uniting Hamas and Islamic Jihad back under Palestinian Authority rule, then maybe somebody might listen to what he has to offer.

 

What is frightening is that there are similarities between how the left won elections leading to the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2008 offer by Ehud Olmert and the upcoming elections with one exception. In those past elections, Right Wing governments had collapsed and called elections. The parties on the right splintered into numerous parties behind the many different egoistic personalities with recriminations and accusations each calling the others out for splitting the vote. The Israelis were sickened by the acrimony and went for the left where there was apparent unity and thus a better sounding future plan for the nation. All because the numerous parties on the right spent much of their efforts tearing into the other parties from which they had split and then came the counter accusations all of which painted an ugly picture. It is no wonder that the left won these elections. Maybe the right has learned their lesson, maybe not, time will tell. The idea of a coalition from the left including Yariv Oppenheimer should be frightening enough to force those on the right to find the means of coming together for the love of Israel and to avoid yet another suicidal peace offer where ideas like the Gaza Disengagement are enacted. But the Gaza Disengagement was performed by a Likud leader who formed his own personal party, Kadima, which formed a coalition with numerous leftist Ministers of the Knesset joining others from the right all in a concerted effort to enact the demand from the United States of an Israel pullout from all of Gaza gifting it to the Arabs without receiving anything in return or demanding that they actually do anything except take the gift and turn it into a terrorist haven under Hamas after a coup.

 

This brings us to yet a different fear that even should Likud win a plurality and be chosen to form the next coalition, it is possible that Prime Minister Netanyahu, the leader in the Likud Party, could decide he has had it with the egos and personalities of the right, in particular the new split off parties if that becomes the case, and instead of attempting to form a delicately balanced right wing government, he could form what is laughingly called a National Unity Government which is presumably a left and right coalition. This was what Kadima claimed to have formed which resulted in the Gaza Disengagement. Such governments have a problem in that the driving spring of momentum is driven not by the right wing party which formed the government coalition but by the left wing parties as they press the need for their numbers to prevent a collapse of the coalition. One might accurately call forming such a government as dancing with the devil as the result almost always is that the left gets their way but the right wing agenda is buried. One can bet that if Meretz were included in such a coalition and Yariv Oppenheimer made his way onto their list and into the Knesset, the one thing we can guarantee, he will never remain silent and will press and press until his ideas are implemented simply because he knows so much more than everyone else and his ideas are those which will bring perfection in the relations between the Palestinians and Israelis by applying the exact same things which have never worked previously. Yariv Oppenheimer’s difficulty is that he is unable to perceive the reality that the Palestinians, like the Arabs of the Khartoum Resolution where they agreed to the Three No’s, “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” There is an even easier interpretation of the Khartoum Resolution, “No Israel,” which is the reason that nothing which allows the Jews to rule over themselves in any region would be acceptable. Even were the Jews to make a self-supporting domed colony on Mars completely independent of the Earth, the Islamic World would still demand that they be given that colony simply because the Jews must always be under their care and never to rule themselves or anyone else. But do not feel left out, according to the Quran, Islam will rule the world and everybody will submit to Islam and Allah. As has often been stated, what starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Meanwhile, there is a person who believes that the furthest left wing party, or at least extremely close to furthest left wing, has claimed that everything right of him including Labor, Hatnuah, Zionist Union, Yesh Atid, Ganz/Yaalon and even Kahlon, all are either far left, left, left-leaning, left-center or at worst center with a little toe pointing to the right as far right wing anti-peace parties. The first thing which all need know is that there is no party in all of Israel which is anti-peace though there are some anti-surrender. Yariv Oppenheimer is politically so far left he probably cannot see the center and would be an ally of Bernie Sanders in the United States or possibly claim that Bernie was a right wing fanatic, really.

 

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December 6, 2018

Israel was Thrown into the Bramble Bushes

 

We could go deeper into the rabbit hole and profile the first Bush, Prescott Bush, that worked against the Jews and made the family fortune financing and profiteering through providing the raw materials and aiding the production for the Nazi war machine which built their weapons, ships, trucks and Concentration Camps provided labor to Consolidated Silesian Steel Company in which Prescott Bush was one of the owners. Much of the family fortune was made on the backs of Jewish slave laborers making the tools leading to the murder of millions of Jews by Nazi occupied Europe. But, as we will see, the apple of the next two generations did not fall far from the tree.

 

Why not start with the easiest quote and the one so many of us know which came from the mouth of President George H W Bush’s closest friend, advisor with inestimable influence made during his time as Secretary of State. Of course, we refer to James Baker who stated, “F*** the Jews, they didn’t vote for us anyways.” Where this was the most outright condemnation of the Jews, it was not the worst thing which would emerge from efforts in the White House during the time it was occupied by George H W Bush. George H W Bush concealed his activities working mostly as the grand manipulator providing that which was required from a distance. He would also occasionally use more direct routes but often only when pressure to force Israeli cooperation was required or to directly thwart Israeli actions. When President George H W Bush entered into Iraq War I, Saddam Hussein made good on his threat that since he could not strike the United States with his ballistic missiles, he would strike Israel with his Scud missiles. Israel asked forcefully for the codes they would need to enter into their FF detectors (Friend or Foe which identify you as friendly aircraft preventing their being shot down by friendly fire) which President George H W Bush refused to allow the military to provide which prevented the Israelis from bombing the Scud launchers. He insisted that the United States was aware of the problem and it would be attended to in its order of importance. That is similar to the bombing of the train tracks and bridges leading to Auschwitz which never made it into even a single bombing raid even when all that was required was to bomb the tracks five miles from where they were bombed which would have closed the tracks to the targeted city and Auschwitz as well. During Iraq War I, the military never targeted the Scud launchers which were firing at Israel while destroying every launcher aimed at Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. That was a perfect example of selected targeting coordinating with not providing codes required by Israel to safely enter the airspace and do the job themselves. Apparently, President George H W Bush thought that the Jewish lives put at risk were required to provide live fire missile tests of the Patriot Systems provided Israel while giving assurances that the Scud launchers were a high concern for the United States. That was true of Scud launchers aimed southward but not of those targeting Tel Aviv to the west.

 

Prescott Bush, George H W Bush, George W Bush

Prescott Bush, George H W Bush, George W Bush

 

Then there was the ultimate tragedy which was a result of the efforts of George H W Bush, the Oslo Accords. When Israel was inundated with hundreds of thousands of Jews from Russia and other communist nations with the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Israelis requested the United States provide loan guarantees so as to procure a lower interest rate. This is a routine act performed numerous times with little if any mention, it is that routine. President George H W Bush demanded that the Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir initiate a building freeze beyond the Green Line and in eastern Jerusalem as well as promise that Israel would participate in the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference. This was step one on the way to the Oslo Accords. George H W Bush worked to set up the entire Oslo through back channels to whom he provided precious information from the personal dossiers on several Israeli political figures and select individuals of influence that the Norwegians could contact and use to create the Oslo Accords. Bush was able to peruse these dossiers through friends he had within the CIA from his days as the director of that agency. Between providing the necessary information for forcing through the flawed Oslo Accords and pressuring by the United States through his office, George H W Bush could be claimed to have been the father of the Oslo Accords. Shamir balked at these demands refusing to attend the Madrid Conference, the precursor to the Oslo Accords. Until a new Prime Minister was elected, Bush held up the loan guarantees refusing to budge from the demands made. That Prime Minister was Yitzhak Rabin elected in 1992, who entered office and was immediately hit with the same demands for the loan guarantees to be provided, which happened almost automatically.

 

That should be sufficient on the elder Bushes, so now to George W Bush and the damages to come on his watch. There were the perfunctory demands for building freezes and for Israel to take the necessary steps for the peace efforts. Seeing that his father designed Oslo Accords had failed to provide the additional Arab State, a terror state, in the heart of Israel, George W Bush pressed his Roadmap to Peace plans on Israel which included a prolonged time of building freeze upon areas beyond the Green Line and East Jerusalem. As time passed and the Roadmap was leading to simply nowhere, with the advice of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the new and greater plan was devised. This was the idea that should Israel provide the Palestinian Authority an opportunity to display that they could govern an area and make it productive, that such could be the beginning of a real peace. In order to accomplish this, it was required that Israel makes a huge concession which came with promises by the United States. Israel would need to withdraw everything from Gaza, the IDF, the communities, the factories and everything else including those Jews buried in Gaza and bring it all into Israel. Israel was assured that should things go awry, Israel could always simply retake Gaza and the United States would have their back. Gaza was taken by Hamas with Islamic Jihad and they threw numerous Palestinian Authority personnel off of ten story and higher rooftops. After Hamas and friends took control of Gaza, Israel has been attacked repeatedly in any of a varied litany of problems and attacks. Needless to point out, this ended the guarantees for the United States backing of Israeli actions should Israel retake Gaza as backing Israel in doing so would be tantamount to an open declaration of hostility against Iran. There have been four wars and counting resulting from the surrender of Gaza to the Palestinian cause.

 

Going back for three generations and in each we find the Jews or the Jewish State being placed in precarious positions which we have survived despite the careful planning to the contrary. Israel is still dealing with the results of the Oslo Accords and the failed Roadmap but still the worst blight Israel is still fighting has been the terror organizations in Gaza. Israeli leadership have leaked the news that the Palestinian Authority will gleefully return to the negotiation table providing that Israel surrender for perpetuity all claims to Gaza which will be taken to mean that should Israel strike targets within Gaza it would be an act of war, it is just vague as to war on whom? There we have another promise broken and Israel left holding the bill in the form of traumatized communities, numerous dead or injured, communities shredded and numerous other crippling difficulties. We do expect some to challenge that the Oslo Accords were the product of President Bill Clinton. That assumes that Bill Clinton was capable of procuring the agreeable intern and complete the plans which took more than five years of negotiating and one sided promises to bring such a meeting together yet Clinton managed all of this in under one year of taking office. Though Bill Clinton was at the signing of the Oslo Accords, the process leading up to that moment was a long trail, started and altered repeatedly, which makes George H W Bush the architect. The latest demand for the privilege of having Mahmoud Abbas insult you and then walk out because you did not send a thank-you note for the great and valuable insult you had received, was given. Treated as if this would be the one meeting would start normalization, everything around it became precious, well, at least to the Palestinian Arabs. What gave the entire situation its ethereal glow was their demand that Israel change the rules and allow unrestricted building in Area C and for Israel to make retroactively legal all structures which were previously built. Such a provision would result in an Arab building frenzy with Europe providing much of the supplies required. As one who observes such developments, we can attest to the assistance for Arab illegal building from the past (see images below). This demand is simply a demand for Arabs to lay claim to all of Area C. Were Israel to agree to such constructions, tens of thousands of these shanties with no running water, no natural gas, no electrical power, no sewage treatment absolutely no utilities and even no occupants which would be provided as required for any photo shoot. Sometimes, one simply wants to scream out, “Enough! Just leave us alone and then we can sort things out. As long as the rest of the world desires to make this their sole issue, then it will never be solved as the Arabs trust the world will destroy the Jews and the rest of the world are counting on the Arabs to destroy the Jews. We have an update for both parties; nobody is going to destroy the Jews. Nobody!

 

Illegal European Union structures bearing obvious EU Identification signs

Illegal European Union structures bearing obvious EU Identification signs

 

The Bush family legacy vis a vis the Jews must be measured as to how they treated the future of the Jewish People. The only true future of the Jewish People is Israel and no thanks to their efforts, the Jewish People have a future. The Europeans know and much of the rest of the world understand that the Jewish People came very close to eradication. The Shoah destroyed the continuity of Jewish life in Europe and the ensuing driving of the Jews from the Islamic World devastated the Jewish continuity and feeling of security which living in one city for hundreds of generations had provided. These acts devastated Jewish life around the Mediterranean basin and further afield. There are but two places with over two-million Jewish souls, they are Israel and the United States. Despite the best efforts of the Bush family and others from the United States and all their allies around the world who wish Israel could be erased, the United Nations has utterly failed to erase the Jewish State despite all but burying it under letters of condemnation. On the other hand, the remnants of Jews inside European are finding their Jewishness cannot simply be wished away and one born Jew will remain a Jew no matter to what extent they might go to alter that label. The soaring hate crimes against Jews throughout Europe have many worried and leaving to seek safety either in the United States or in Israel. The United States is in better shape than Europe, but better does not equal good. Jews are being attacked on the streets of New York City in broad daylight. Hate crimes against Jews have increased over fifty-percent each of the last two years and crimes against religious people show that Jews account for over half of the total; they are the victim more than every other religion combined. The figures in the United States paint a situation where a pandemic has broken out. This pandemic target only Jews and its targets include all Jews and not just those other Jews as so many wish to reject these unsettling facts. It is only a matter of time before the United States turns on its Jewish population completely either forcing them from the nation or placing them in camps for their safety, though such is something which seldom if ever ends safely for the targeted group.

 

One would think that as it has barely been two generations, three at the most generations since the Shoah in Europe which wiped-out six-million Jews. The signs are there in plain sight. As long as the majority of Jews remain uninformed about events outside of their own little circle, they will remain oblivious to the coming dangers. Then there are the Jews, the important, well, self-important Jews who are completely assimilated to the point of celebrating Christian as well as Jewish holidays. They have ornate Chanukah bushes which have an eerie similarity to Christmas trees. They join in the community Easter egg hunt and all other holidays. They are the good Jews who hold prestigious positions and many teach at the Universities, others hold respected positions in industry while some own high-tech companies, amongst other accomplishments. These are Jews who make an appearance at the Synagogue once or twice a year where they will make a pledge to donate ten-thousand dollars above the same amount every month in dues and building fees. Being a member of many synagogues can be an expensive endeavor as most families are only members for a period where they have children between ten and thirteen years of age and are getting Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. For most that is almost a decade as most Jewish families now have one or two children if they bother themselves with any children. When that charismatic megalomaniac does finalize the United States turning from the Constitution because, as all too many from the fringes have stated, the Constitution is like old Bibles, printed on animal hides and no longer applicable to the modern world. Both were written by overly self-indulged white males, two more strikes against them, who believed others had to live in the manner and ways that they lived and as such being no longer relevant, the Bible and the Constitution are being cast aside for the new way. There is something about a society when the freedoms are disregarded and the government has assumed ultimate power subsuming the rights of the people, they always decide to destroy first the Jews. Hatred and violence against the Jews in the public domain is an early sign that your society is beginning to suffer a form of dementia, a societal disease where a people are taught so little about the founding basics of their governance and what is expected of the government and the people respectively. Once they have no base understanding of these set in stone rules, then the government can flagrantly overstep their bounds and do as they please, as there is no outcry for them to stop violating those pretexts which you were never exposed. That also leads to anti-Semitism running slowly but inexorably out of control. From anti-Semitism it is an easy jump to hating other groups, perhaps this time it will be Evangelical Christians, specifically Christian Zionists. When the governance follows the religion of Secular Humanity, life itself loses all explicit value and the soul is rejected as just another religious aberration. Life is stripped of all higher meanings and is simply a biological progression from infancy to a decrepit old age. Because old age is a time of life where most people take more resources from the society than they contribute, every year or so everyone must make a cost assessment and from that decide if they are still a contributing member of their society or a simple drain on its resources. From that point, it is not far to the eradication of people when they reach a set age and the elimination of those with physical or mental disabilities, especially those which require intensive care. That is what we see coming in the future; life weighed by whether it contributes or is simple a waste of good oxygen. That will be a world devoid of meaning where even love will have lost its permanence and there will be no superlative works of literature as upon what would they expound if all is weighed in gold and nothing else has meaning. There will be those small areas where people matter and lives have meaning above dollars and Euros. They will also practice what will be viewed as the old religions and their areas will be considered to be the wild and untamed wastelands. They will also become popular places for the elites from the sparkling towers in the cities to come and marvel at the brutish and ignorant people residing in this wasteland and make jokes. But the real reason they will come is because as the most elite and amongst the intelligent, they will be perceptive and see that there is something in these wastelands which is worth more than all the wealth of their grand cities, here in the wastelands a human life has dignity.

 

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July 17, 2018

Abbas Proved Correct in that Oslo is Dead, Now What?

 

Palestinian leading terror master has declared the Oslo Accords to be dead and that he is no longer obliged to be responsible for any of the Oslo promises or parameters from said agreement. That leaves no structural framing for any future for the Palestinian Arabs once the Israelis realize that all hopes for peace between Israelis and the Palestinian Authority, PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah. But the dead of the Oslo Accords could be the first step to realizing an actual and achievable solution. If Oslo is dead, then the Palestinian Authority dies and should be buried right along side the Accords. It also has relegated Netanyahu’s 2009 Bar Ilan speech dead and also ready for burial. That means that the entities which Israel is left to deal with come down to three terrorist groups, Islamic Jihad, Hamas and the PLO. Unfortunately, Mahmoud Abbas is the leader of the PLO, thus the wily scoundrel remains to be dealt with. There is one other entity which died when the Oslo Accords were pronounced dead, the concept of a Palestinian State or any such entity and it did exactly what Abbas has threatened to do numerous times, it made Israel now responsible for ruling its Palestinian Arab residents. There is an option which all sides have mutually decided to never look towards, but will prove the only viable solution in the end, just in a modified arrangement.

 

The initial step to any solution is as basic as one can envisage, the removal of every vestige of the former Palestinian Authority leaving only the terrorist PLO to rule the Arab areas of the Shomron matching the situation in Gaza led by Hamas. Israeli politicians and all supporters from the right now need to expunge any and all references to the Palestinian Authority and Arab statehood from their vocabulary. Mahmoud Abbas is only to be referenced as the master terrorist atop the PLO terror organization with whom Israel has an uneasy ceasefire in place. The reference to the forming of a Palestinian Arab state should now be altered to refer to how to best deal with foreign invaders who appear sworn to the end of Israel. Framing all discussions over what can be done to extract those willing to live beside Israelis in peace accepting a multicultural and multiethnic society from the terrorists set on our destruction. Once separated, dealing with the terrorists becomes easy, you give them a set amount of time, say two weeks, in which to be removed from all of Israel after which they will be hunted down and shot on sight. Now would comes the problem as to what to do with the remainder of the Arab population.

 

Mahmoud Abbas to President Trump, “May your house be destroyed”

Mahmoud Abbas to President Trump, “May your house be destroyed”

 

One solution comes from dissertations of Torah and may actually stem directly from Torah. This solution provides that Israel differentiate between those willing to reside within our nation accepting the Noahic Code and willing to follow all of our laws. Those willing to remain under those constraints will be permitted to vote in their local elections but not in the general elections where Knesset Ministers are chosen and a ruling coalition established. The remaining Arabs will have to choose between leaving Israel peaceably or be ejected from Israel forcibly. To refresh everyone’s memory and to make sure that this is clear as it can be, the Arabs will be given three choices after the leadership of the PLO and other factions of terrorist groups have been removed from the scene. The Arab Palestinians can choose to remain and live peaceably under Israeli laws, they can choose to accept a buyout from their property and leave under their own volition and lastly they can decide they will fight to their death to destroy Israel, at which point they will be at war with Israel and treated accordingly. Their life expectancy will have become very brief. This set of options need be given to the Arabs residing in the Shomron including the refugees and eventually extended to the Arabs residing in Gaza should wiping Gaza clean of Hamas and Islamic Jihad ever presents itself. The Arabs who choose to remain under Israeli rule need have one thing impressed upon them, namely that any connection ever be found between any family member and terrorism will result in the family being deported. This is to be a final decision which will not be overturned except if family members turn in the terrorist amongst them.

 

The advantage of this method is that the Arabs get to choose whether or not they remain in the land and their choice will be honored by Israel. They will not likely find a path to citizenship in their lifetimes, but the far future is difficult to predict. Those remaining Arabs will have better economic opportunity and will be granted work permits as required in their finding employment within Israel, especially if such employment places them inside the separation anti-terror barrier. The problem comes in dealing with those Arabs who choose to lie and are actually remaining in Israel to perpetuate the fight aiming for the destruction of Israel. These Arabs along with those who return infiltrating into Israel to carry out attacks will be sought out by Israeli security teams and will be prosecuted in the most severe manner. Any resistance in their apprehension could very easily result in their being eliminated, as deadly force will usually be approved in these cases. The lives of the Arabs remaining will improve sharply, returning to their pre-Oslo levels of economic growth, as their governance will not be taking funds off the top for a war with Israel and self-financial-enhancement. This initial program could be titled “The Three Paths” as the Arabs will be given three distinct options from which to choose. Those identifiable terrorists will have been deported along with the entirety of the leadership permitting a peace based governance with an emphasis on improving the lives of its citizens replacing the sacrificing of the lives and using death as the driving force of the society. Additionally, Israel will also gain as the terror planners will have been removed and will no longer be working to destroy Israeli lives. Further, the Jordan River will return to being the eastern border for Israel, a formidable obstacle which makes any ground assault far more difficult and easily repulsed.

 

This solution should be offered the Arab population in the Shomron and even to permit those Israeli Arabs who prefer to leave Israel to do so. The one important fact which must be solidly impressed upon the Arabs who are leaving is that they will face great difficulty in returning to Israel legally. They are to also understand that their entry into Israel illegally would be treated as having the intent to commit acts of terrorism and a third attempt would be punishable by death or life in prison. The serious nature of such infiltrations must be made crystal clear and the resultant punishment being excessively heavy must also be impressed upon the Arabs choosing to leave. The leadership of the PLO and Palestinian Authority needs to understand that their deportation has earned them a persona-non-grata classification and any attempt to reenter Israel would result in the death penalty. The departure of the terror leadership must be made permanent thus any attempt of their return must face the most severe punishment available. When the world, specifically the European Union and United Nations all implode over the Israeli solution, Israel need have a ready response giving the nagging nabobs of negativity an offer to send these terror masters into exile under their roofs. Such an offer would reveal their duplicity immediately and very hopefully end their whining. All of this will only work on the eastern front. The deprogramming of the youth educated in UNRWA terror manufactories replacing the seething surges of hate with a proper education such that their future will depend upon a solid knowledge base and not be wasted on acts of terror and hatred. It must also be made clear that marriage to an Israeli citizen will not automatically place one on a path to citizenship but might actually result in the Israeli citizen losing their citizenship.

 

Gaza, on the other hand, is a different case. Two or more generations have been raised on ever increasing hatred and terrorism. Their education was almost completely lacking any of the basics of mathematics, language, science and the other subjects a normative education provide. Instead, they have received indoctrination into the Hamas and Islamic Jihad philosophy of hatred for Israel and the Jewish People. Their education raised them on a steady diet of vilification of the Jewish People and Israel. This leaves Gaza beyond redemption with only one option, the complete wiping of the area clean. The unfortunate consequence of such an operation would be a heightened level of hatred and violent intents. Israel would be required to fortify the entirety of the Egyptian border and work a relationship out with Egyptian President Sisi that would permit Israel permission to strike the terror centers operating near the Israeli border within the Sinai Peninsula. Such an agreement is probably already in place, but if not Israel could also provide the Egyptians with a second front against the free-ranging terrorist groups operating within the Gaza. This could work strongly in the Egyptian’s favor by eradicating some of the terror centers and the leadership caught within the raid region. But Gaza will require a general cleansing with only civilians completely removed from terror as potentially being permitted return after the Gaza expulsion. There would also be a second bonus for Israel resulting from such a cleansing, it would make the plan for the Shomron appear to be benevolent by comparison and thus possibly mitigate some of the complaining coming from the European Union.

 

Once Gaza has been cleared and the Shomron parsed and separated with hopefully peaceable Arab citizens remaining, then Israel can begin to work on some of the infrastructure to bring it on par with the rest of Israel. Repairs and installations of new facilities can be started and this would provide a jobs stimulus to the area. The ending of the terror attacks from the Arab regions would also work towards the acceptance of Israel as a fact and a place where Arabs have rights, in many cases more rights than those in the Arab nations. The only remaining threat would be from Iran along the Syrian and Lebanese borders with Hezballah, the IRGC and Quds Forces. Eventually, Iran will launch a blistering assault firing some thousands of rockets into Israel which will need be treated as a declaration of war. The next time Israel is required to enter Lebanon, Israel will require that this be the final time that entry will be required and will end all attacks from Lebanon as a result. The first primary target should be Nasrallah being plucked out of his bunker and taken to Israel to stand trial. Then all of the ranking members of Hezballah need to be taken prisoner or killed in the field. Finally, all Hezballah structures must be utterly destroyed and their ranks so desolate that they simply become vanquished. There must be no trace left that Hezballah once held sway in Lebanon. Lebanon need be returned to its Christian intended roots. Should Israel be required to enter Lebanon, then whomever is left in charge of the Lebanese government after Israel completes their efforts will need to accept that the new border with Israel will be defined largely by the Litani River. The Arab nations which allow terrorism to be launched from their shores must be made to pay a steep price in land and destroyed infrastructure. They can also expect that they will be responsible for resettling those who lose their land and homes to Israel resulting from such a war. It is well past time that every Arab nations permitting terrorism to roil from their shores, especially against Israel, must be held to pay a price and to be responsible for the consequences. This will prove to be the only means of ending this plague of terror from engulfing the globe. This idea can start with Israel and the rest of the world can play catch-up, as is usually the case.

 

The final end to the Arab resistance and refusal to accept Israel will become far more tenable an idea once Israel has brought an end to the terror weapons currently in use. Without the terror weapon, the sole other alternative to accepting Israel is to engage in a war with Israel. If we have read the Arab world correctly, they really do not desire to go to war with Israel, as the potential losses are far more regrettable then any possible gain. The wars launched against Israel always resulted in Arab disasters with high casualty rates. Any general war today might actually result in the Arab people being able to realize their leaders’ inability to defeat Israel as the majority of the Arab world has access to CNN, Fox News and the rest of the mainstream news media. This time losing the Sinai Peninsula would result in the Egyptian People watching the defeat in a slightly delayed broadcast, and this would be true even if they were required to get the news from a European channel. The only means of presumably winning a war with Israel would be the method which Iran has threatened, nuclear weapons. The problem with using nuclear weapons on Israel is probably the quickest means of having the same unleased on their nation with devastating results. There is no winner in an all out war and if the rumored Sampson Option really does exist, then whomever attacks Israel will have brought about the destruction of Mecca and Medina as well as numerous other holy cities on top of virtually every Arab capital city being eliminated. These were the presumed cost of attacking Israel with weapons of mass destruction. This was made evident when Saddam Hussein threatened to use nuclear weapons against Israel during the Gulf Wars. It has also been brought out during the Yom Kippur War though many doubted the existence of an Israeli second strike capability. Perhaps the time has arrived for Israel to clarify its nuclear weapons capabilities just to make a positive impression that attacking Israel will bring your total collapse after Israel retaliates.

 

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