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February 26, 2019

Israel Never Placed a Single Arab in a Refugee Camp

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There is this political accusarial legend that Israel placed hundreds of thousands of Arab into refugee camps. The simple and truthful answer to this accusation is that it is categorically false. The first evidence is that there is not a single Arab refugee camp in any area under full Israeli control. That includes every inch of Israel inside the Green Line (pre-Six Day War Armistice Lines) as well as none within Area C, the region of the Shomron under Israeli civil and military control as per the Oslo Accords. Another interesting side fact is that the idea that the entirety of the Shomron (Jordanian regions called the West Bank) belongs to the Arabs and was the state of Palestine is a complete fabrication. The region was originally intended to be part of Israel but was lost to Jordan during the 1948 War to Annihilate the Jews and end the Jewish State of Israel which resulted from six Arab Armies and a number of Arab militias attacking Israel the morning of May 15, 1948, the first morning of Israeli existence. Jordan renamed it West Bank as using its Biblical names of Judea and Samaria were far too Jewish and Shomron was really not all that much less Jewish, so they invented the West Bank, as it is the western banks of the Jordan River. Jordan lost control of these lands in the Six Day War as Israel liberated their lands from Jordanian control. Under International Law, all the lands west of the Jordan River belong to Israel and currently there exists a semiautonomous region which is ruled by the Palestinian Authority in Area A and Area B of the disputed region while Israel retained complete control of Area C. All of the Arab refugee camps are either in Gaza which is currently ruled by Hamas or in the region under Palestinian Authority control. The remainder of the Arab refugee camps are in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, all established and under Arab rulers. No Arab refugee camp was ever established in Israel. All Arabs who were within the region inside the Green Line were granted full Israeli citizenship while their neighbors and relatives who fled as instructed by the Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini who called for the Arabs to leave the Jewish State so the invading Arab armies could simply slaughter everyone on their way to victory and their intended celebration on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea as they finished off the last of the Jews driving them into the sea. The Arabs’ intent was stated well by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League at that time who stated, “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.”

 

Every Arab refugee camp from this war was established by the Arab nations as they forced their brothers and sisters, fellow Arabs, into makeshift camps of tents surrounded by barbed wire with armed guards to prevent anyone escaping. This was done in order to play the refugee card demanding that Israel take in these Arabs and thus inundate the Jewish State with Arabs making them a majority and ending Israel at the first elections. This never materialized and they have kept these Arabs, many actually related to people living in the same area outside the camps but they are not permitted to relocate and start their lives anew. After the armistices were all signed and set, the Arab nations proceeded to drive their Jews from within their countries over the ensuing decade. The total numbers which relocated in Israel exceeded eight-hundred-thousand Jews. Remarkably, not one Jewish refugee camp was formed and Israel never demanded that the Arab world take back their Jews. Instead, these Jews were welcomed and integrated into the Israeli society where they make up approximately half of the Jewish population of Israel. This fact also lays bare the lie that the Jews of Israel all came from Russia, the Americas and Europe as half of the Jews in Israel origins are from Arab lands in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions. Facts are funny things, when people hear them they immediately react stuttering an answer of, “No! Really?” The only thing one can respond is, “Yes, really.” Another little fact is there never was any Arab state or any other state named Palestine. Palestine is an adoption of the Roman renaming of the region after they dispersed the Jews presumably to wipe the Jew from the face of the earth. Destroying the Jews is far from an original idea as it started in ancient Egypt, was also attempted by the Assyrians with a modicum of success, then the Persians gave it a go followed by the Greeks, Romans, Caliphate, Crusaders, Arab Empire, the Ottomans, the British and today the Arab and much of the Muslim worlds. These are simply the attempts made which include the region which makes up what was ancient Israel.

 

Important Cities of Ancient Israel

Important Cities of Ancient Israel

 

If one were to ask, what about in the remainder of the world. We will start from Russia and work our way westward and include some from southward. First thing is that all of the above can be included in this list as well, as they were not limited to simply the region of ancient Israel but included their entire empires. Russia made a number of attempts both under the Czars who wrote the fake manuscript, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” in order to make an excuse for their war on the Jews. This manuscript has since been translated into Arabic, Farsi and other Arabian languages and sells well in much of the Muslim world being presented once again as fact and proof that the Jews have evil machinations for controlling the world. The pogroms and purification as well as the Inquisition and finally the Holocaust were all resulting from the Church being used by governments to focus hatred and blame for all calamities on the Jews so the ruling class could shift all blame from themselves. The Arab world would use different methods for persecuting Jews. The first is the Jiyza, a special tax placed on non-Muslims, sometimes even just Jews leaving everyone else free from this form of protection racket. The Jiyza was paid to recompense the Muslims for providing for the non-Muslims’ safety. If you did not pay the Jiyza, then it would become known that you were an open target for thefts or even murder. When the Jews or others had been taxed by the Jiyza to the point where they did not have sufficient wealth to steal through this method, this was when the other form of oppression was used, forced conversion. The non-Muslims, specifically Jews, were given the choice of converting to Islam or being beheaded. Those who refused were often beheaded on the spot and other times they would make a public spectacle of beheading the Jews or non-Muslims. Those who did convert would need to pay very particular attention to not break any of the rules of the Islamic faith as that would often mean that your conversion was not done in good faith and you would be executed as an Apostate. That brings us across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas where we will only represent the United States. Jews have been discriminated against through the years into the 1960’s when the Civil Rights Movement ended much of such discrimination. Still, there is one seminal event where Jews were targeted directly under General Grant with his infamous General Order No. 11 of 1862 in which he dispossessed the Jews of their property and expelled them from the region under his control which included Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. President Lincoln nullified the order but by the time it reached Washington D.C. and the President reviewed this one order amongst all he had on his plate at the time and the rescinding order reached General Grant, who some rumor he sat on that communication for long enough for the order to be completely carried out, the damage was dome for the most part if not completely. There is at least one nation whose Jews were never targeted or subjected to humiliations or other mistreatment, and that honor belongs to Japan. Even during World War II Japan refused the Nazi orders to murder their Jews or turn them over to German forces. This would bring us back to eastern Russia, so hope you enjoyed our little jaunt around the globe.

 

The above also answers the question as to why there are so few Jews in the world, a mere fraction not quite reaching to 0.2% (that is 0.002 of the world population). The honest question would be how there are any Jews at all when they were treated, as we often point out, exactly as were the Carthaginians by Rome in order to destroy them and remove them from history. It worked against Carthage but the Jews had a secret, the Torah. Torah became the center of our communities and gave us our sense of being and belonging while we awaited our promised return to our beloved homelands. We have been permitted our return and are not persecuting or retaining Arabs with refugee camps. All of the refugee camps were established in Arab controlled regions making those who obeyed the demands of Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini into prisoners of their own people who refused to permit them to integrate into their lands. When one looks at a map of the Arab world compared to tiny Israel (Israel is approximately the size of New Jersey) and remembers that Israel took in over eight-hundred-thousand Jews from across that very same Arab world, it boggles the mind that the Arabs with all their empty space demand that Israel also accept their refugees (see map below). Instead of accepting the responsibility for their self-inflictive actions, the Arab world blames Israel and equates Israel with Jew. Then they have investigated literally tens of millions, if not hundred or even billions, of dollars and Euros in propaganda blaming the Jewish State for the reason that anything which their lands lack economically as well as for these refugees which have increased from the original six-hundred-fifty-thousand to somewhere over five-million who remain after generations in the camps. The Arab refugees are not even treated by the United Nations, as are all other refugees around the world. While other refugees are under the jurisdiction of the UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency but are given their own special United Nations refugee agency just for the Arab refugees, UNRWA – United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. While all other refugees are settled as rapidly as conditions allow and their children are not considered to be refugees thus all refugees are only for a single generation, the Arab refugees pass along their status as refugees to the children and their children’s children on into posterity thus not only prolonging the suffering lasting generation after generation, but this also has swelled the ranks of refugees into the millions with no end in sight. This has been the result of the Arabs forcing their brothers and sisters to wallow in poverty being denied rights restricting their available occupations, if even permitted work, denied ownership of land or homes, inadequate facilities in many of the camps, being targeted in Syria by Assad with every sort of weapon, and other degradations beyond any form of decency or respect. Then they place the blame for their actions upon Israel, the nation which granted every Arab within her borders full citizenry and rights as equals in the Jewish state.

 

Arab World Showing Twenty-One of Twenty-Two States with Comoros Off the Map South, Israel in Blue and with Iran and Turkey outlined in Red

Arab World Showing Twenty-One of Twenty-Two States
with Comoros Off the Map South, Israel in Blue
and with Iran and Turkey outlined in Red

 

The other problem which has also been thrust upon Israel is the supposed Arab Palestinians who claim they were thrown out of their nation of Palestine by the Jews. As already mentioned, there never was any nation called Palestine, it is simply the name given by the Romans to the region also known as southern Syria. When the British used the word Palestinian, they were referring to the Jews and when they wished to speak about the Arabs residing in the same region, they were called Arabs, surprisingly enough. Palestine, as a region, included all of Israel, Gaza, the Shomron and all of Jordan. When the decision was made to form an Arab state and a Jewish state, the British used the Jordan River to divide the lands as the British laughingly called evenly. Despite the fact that Jordan was formed in 78% of the Mandate lands and Israel in a mere 22%, the Zionist Congress agreed to the partition and that was supposed to be the end of the problem. When Mahmoud Abbas claims he merely wants the 22% of the lands of the British Mandate which he is entitled to, most of the world interprets that to mean the old Jordanian West Bank and possibly Gaza. That is not what Abbas means. His concept of 22% is the region which was not granted to the Arabs as Jordan, or simply all of Israel. They do not even hide that fact as their protesters and their rallies in the Palestinian Authority areas and Hamas’s Gaza always chant, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free.” The Arabs have never given up on Azzam Pasha’s dream of, “a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Iran take this one step further and call for the extermination of the Jews on the entirety of the Earth. This is also a popular theme in Jordan, much of Egypt, most of Turkey, many Saudis and throughout the rest of the Arab and parts of the Islamic world. We wish we could say this was the limit to this hatred, but it is not. There are many around the world who also desires the end of Israel and even the eradication of the Jews. These ideas have been gaining traction on the political left, mostly the far left, but it will not remain there. Should this poison infect the entirety of the world, Israel will serve a purpose she was denied by the British when they caved to Arab demands under threats of Arabs rising up against the British throughout the MENA region to prevent the Jews from Egypt escaping to Israel in order to escape the Nazi death machine. Mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Amin al-Husseini spent most of World War II in Berlin or reviewing the Islamic brigades he assisted in forming to hunt down undesirables in the Balkans. This resulted in the deaths of many Jews and Christians and a war between these SS divisions and the Serbians who resisted the Nazis. This was one of the services the Mufti provided the Nazis. He also hosted radio broadcasts which targeted the Arab world and Iran and resulted in a number of uprisings against the British during the war. The Mufti also requested that the Nazis, after they would conquer Jerusalem and the Middle East, to please carry out a Final Solution of the Jews residing across the Middle East. There is one last factoid which needs mention, the yellow marking designating a Jew used by the Nazis was not an idea of their origins, it was first implemented by Umayyad Caliph Umar II in early 8th century. The practice was reissued and reinforced by Caliph Al-Mutawakkil (847–861), subsequently remaining in force for centuries. The misconception that the Arab and Muslim world became anti-Semitic copying the Nazis is untrue as they required absolutely no assistance and if anything, the Nazis got many of their concepts from the Islamic world including the yellow armbands demarking Jews. Christians often had a different color demarking them, as did Hindus and Buddhists under Islamic rule. The untruths get so much play for a very simple reason, ignorance. Now Ignorance is not stupidity, it simply means a lack of knowing something or lacking a proper education. When it comes to history, especially anything dating back before man walked on the moon (facetious comment), all too many of the youth, those under say, forty, have little knowledge of history and as you go deeper into history, the greater the lack of information. This is even true for all too many Jews which is unforgivable as our own history over the last four-thousand years plus is sufficient to provide a general knowledge of history, but many Jews have never actually read the Torah or anything concerning their own histories. In closing, there is the famous statement by George Santayana, “Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes.”

 

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February 21, 2019

Palestinians Leadership Again Speaking in Codes

 

One of the largest difficulties in explaining the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Palestinian problem and conflict specifically, is that the vast majority of people are unfamiliar with how the Arabs, the Palestinian Arabs in particular, define their terminology. The Americans and Europeans constantly apply what they believe these terms mean when the Palestinians have completely different definitions and speak in a foreign language which uses great measures of Taqiyyah, a religiously sanctioned form of dissimulation or concealment of the truth and actual intents. We can provide some guidelines which will assist in translating from what their actual words translate into and what they actually mean when using these codified words and phrases. The first and most obvious to many but actually intentionally ignored because to admit knowledge of this one phrase would end any hope of solving the conflict. That is another problem for the average person in that news reporting and many politicians with their statements know full well that they are using definitions which are diametrically opposed to the actual intended meaning when used by the Arabs. When two sides are each using the same words but each is also entitled to their own translations and definitions, well, then you end up with situations like the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which can be depicted by searching JCPOA and then comparing the different versions from the one touted by President Obama and the one used by the European Union. Were one to gain a copy of the Russian and Chinese versions they would find they translate into two more versions of the deal so it should not come as a surprise that the Iranians have their own version which they have steadfastly held that they have completely complied with the terms including those concerning testing ballistic missiles, which their version allows them to perform such tests, surprise, surprise, surprise. Israel is facing their own set of Arab definitions not matching those by all other parties, and they prefer to keep it this way so nobody can complain or even begin to depict what the Palestinians actually mean and what they are demanding. They also know that many in the United States State Department are fully aware of the true meanings of many of these phrases but use the colloquial false definition used by whomever they are communicating with in order to continue to pursue a peace which cannot be reached.

 

By now you are screaming for an example, so here is the most ignored actual definition of the entire conflict, “occupied Palestinian lands.” Often they will even add to further confuse the uninitiated such as the “occupied territories of 1967” as if putting a particular date to the term makes even one iota of a difference. Whenever the term “occupied territories” is bandied about, what it means is, “from the river to the sea, Palestine must be free.” This has been their chant and byline from the very beginning in 1947 when they refused the United Nations patrician plan as they expected their armies from six Arab nations using military advisors from the British and the Germans fresh from World War II. They did not eliminate Israel but they did occupy Gaza and the Shomron (Jordan renamed it West Bank as Judea and Samaria were far too Jewish for their sensitivities). Another term used is that the Arab Palestinians only want their 22% of the British Mandate. To the uninformed in the Western media and governments, they transcribe this as meaning Gaza and the Shomron, or more recently Area A and Area B and some minor pieces from Area C of the areas formerly illegally occupied by Jordan until the Six Day War in June of 1967. The twenty-two-percent they are referring to from the British Mandate means exactly that, the reminder which is not Jordan who received seventy-eight-percent of the British Mandate (see map below). The map below was originally used by the British in their dealings with the League of Nations and has become a favorite of the Arabs for the fact that it calls Israel Palestine. The truth is that until 1964 the definition of Palestinian meant Jew residing in the region of the British Mandate. The World War I and World War II Palestine Brigades under the British were almost entirely Jewish fighters with a small number of Druze and virtually no Arabs, especially in World War II as a great number of Arabs followed the directives of the Mufti of Jerusalem who broadcast messages from Berlin for the Arabs to fight the British and assist the Nazi war efforts in the Middle East. Further,

 

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

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

 

Palestinian was the term most frequently assigned to the Jews of the region while the Arabs either were called Arabs or were called the national origin of their names such that some were Syrian, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian, Iraqi and so forth. Here are some blatantly obvious examples where the term Palestine or Palestinian became Israeli. The Palestine Orchestra would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The Jerusalem Post, Israeli English-language daily newspaper, was established in 1932 as the Palestine Post. The Arabs would like to reverse those name changes and erase any trace that Jews have or had ever lived in this region. Of particular interest is that in Arabic there is no letter which produces the sound of the letter, “P” as there is in Hebrew, “פ” which is why they often refer to their region as Falestine.

 

Every reference to liberation or establishing of their state they are including all of the lands west of the Jordan River and they also include within any settlement the relocation of five-million-plus Arab refugees the majority of which have never even stepped foot in Israel being dependents of refugees or even dependents of dependents and even of dependence as they and their families were locked into refugee camps as soon as the 1948-9 War to Eradicate the Jews ended with their armies in retreat, which unremarkably is when the world demanded that the fighting crease, as they were fine when it appeared the Arabs might be victorious. The only exception was the Six Day War and then likely merely because the Israeli victory was so swift that it amazed the world (we even watched the war live on newscasts in classrooms in high school and any teacher not allowing students to follow the war found their classrooms empty for that week). Still, in the 1973 Yom Kippur War while the Arabs held the upper hand there were no demands that they cease their advances into Israeli controlled regions but once the IDF turned the tide of battle there were threats from Russia and the United States that Israel was not to extend the regions they controlled any further than the armistice lines from the 1967 Six Day War. Israel was on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria and closing on Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt with the Egyptian Third Army encircled in the Sinai Desert, there was virtually nothing between Israel and the heart of Egypt and with most of the Syrian armor destroyed, Israel had the same opportunity in Syria. What is amazing about the Arab refugees is that there are camps for these “refugees” in Gaza, Jenin and other locations where the Palestinian Authority or Hamas rule. There were other refugees from the period after the formation of Israel as the Arab world forced out by varying methods over three-quarters of a million Jews who mostly settled in Israel. These refugees, unlike the Arabs, were housed as best as possible, not in tents for years, and moved into the society as quickly as economic and other factors made possible. The Israeli intent was to absorb their brothers and sisters and normalize their lives, not to traumatize their brothers and sisters as has been the fate for as many as, in some families, four or even five generations behind fences often with barbed wire surrounding them and even armed guards. They were denied citizenship and barred from most forms of employment only permitted the most menial of jobs. Their sole use was as a threat to inundate Israel transforming it into another Arab state and destroying the Jewish state. Even the purported Palestinian history is a retelling of Jewish history with the only real change being their claims to be decedents of the Canaanites, a people extinct and lost from history after Joshua and the Israelites established what became the Jewish State.

 

Their claim for self-determination is based on denying the Jews the same right. The initial demand was for a single state to be formed from the entirety of the British Mandate lands which would have included Jordan and Israel plus their refugees granting the Arab population a sizable numeric advantage thus again destroying the Jewish state. The majority of their claims from their initial invention of the concept of the Palestinians being solely an Arab people have been to destroy Israel. When the Palestinian Liberation Organization was founded through cooperation of the Arab League and the KGB, the KGB trained both Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas specifically for the role of destroying the Jewish State once Israel and the United States became friends, their demand did not include the Shomron (West Bank) which was held by Jordan nor Gaza which was occupied by Egypt, their demand was for the remainder of the lands, Israel. Their intention after their successfully destroying Israel was to turn the lands over to Jordan and Egypt and not for a nation of their own as they still thought of themselves as part of the Arab family of nations and not an independent entity. It was not until after the Six Day War that they began with their intention for their own nations replacing all of Israel. While the Shomron and Gaza were held by Arab nations, there was no mention of allowing for the Arabs within these areas to have self-rule as since they were already under Arab rule, nothing else really mattered. It is the fact that the Jews have their own nation that drives their ambitions.

 

Our final point is to take another line they often utilize to make their terrorist activities be seen as a liberation and nationalist movement. Their claim is that, we quote, Palestinians have the right to fight the “occupation” using all legitimate means and methods, as well as to resist attempts to label the resistance of the “Palestinian people” as “terrorism.” Their definition of murdering any Jew is that every Jew is a soldier of the Zionist enterprise, notice not Israel or an actual nation, merely an enterprise intended to deny the Arabs their rightful lands. There exist two specific items which must be met in order to make any peace proposal acceptable to the Arabs and the Palestinians, and these are the end of self-rule for the Jews and the Jews removed from their Islamic Waqf, their means of making all of Israel lands which are holy to Islam and therefore in need of cleansing of the infection by a hostile people. They claim that the Jews can simply return to the lands in Europe, Russia, Ukraine and North America from whence they “all” came. The Arabs are fully aware that half of the Jews in Israel trace their ancestry to Arab lands in the Middle East and North Africa and that they would never be permitted return. That is not a problem because they also are fully aware that the nations where the other half of the Jews originated would also refuse to take them back, and yes that likely includes North America where such is becoming more evident day-by-day to be turning hostile to the Jews and Israel (Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are two examples). The historic reminder of how the Jews were refused escape by the United States and Canada during World War II was the return trip of the MS St. Louis returning over nine-hundred Jews to Nazi occupied lands. The one thing Jews have learned over the millennia is that things rarely change all that much when it comes to persecution of Jews and the world’s inaction facing such known and deadly threats to the Jewish People. The Arab Palestinians demand their “Right of Return,” another term expropriated by them, is code for drown Israel in Arabs trained in UNRWA schools to hate the Jews with a visceral rage which drives them to desire murdering every Jew in Israel. These schools, which were exposed by President Trump very publically, are augmented with summer camps which are nothing but boot camps training the next generation of Arabs for the eternal fight against the Jews. No peace settlement will be acceptable to the Arabs or their subset, the Palestinians, should it permit the Jews to have their own nation and they would probably prefer to be permitted to do with the Jews in Israel as they please. Their main delusion is their belief that since they are a desert people and have out-waited the Ottomans, British and presumably all other conquerors, is that they will outwait the Jews who to their minds are just the latest Europeans invading their native lands. These are their native lands because history in Islam begins once Islam has conquered a region and nothing which came before is of any relevance. This time it is of relevance because we Jews are the original desert people and have waited for our promised final return to our ancient homelands and ruling ourselves for over two-thousand-years while Islam has only existed for fourteen-hundred-years. You figure out which group had the most patience. Israel and her Jews are not going anywhere as we are home to stay and know that nowhere would want us anyway. This was, is and will always be our lands and we will not be pushed from them again. The only exception would be if there was to be found somewhere in the universe a Planet Israel, then we might consider making a move, but not before.

 

Planet Israel

Planet Israel

 

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February 7, 2019

The Same Tired Old Accusations Against Israel

 

These overly-worn accusarial slurs still echo throughout much of the world’s leftist media and taints their politics just as deeply. One cannot be a Zionist, a supporter of Israel or one who is proud that Israel is the home of the Jewish People without also being labeled a fascist, racist and a supporter of Jewish supremacism. Such labels are reserved, as it seems, for any and all those who believe that the Jewish State, that Israel has every right to exist and the names become even more shrill if you believe that the world should live up to the promises made to the Zionist Congress and the Jewish People at the end of World War I when the map of the world, or at least of central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa were being redrawn. Where these names go astray of the realities is a matter of deep division. Those who demand that Israel be torn down and returned to the Arabs as the Jews have become a threat to their peaceful neighbors is such a falsehood that if it was not so vile and such a threat would be laughable. Supporting Israel does not make one a fascist any more than a Frenchman supporting France, the British supporting Britain, a Chinese person supporting China, an India person supporting India or an American supporting the United States. But at least when it comes to the United States, Europe and Israel, if one is even the slightest to the right politically than the far left, they are considered to be first and foremost a racist and next they are accused of being fascistic. In this current political climate, anyone who displays the slightest passion for their homeland and avers their patriotism are no longer nationalistic, that is too soft, gentile and moderate a designation; these people must be referred to such that they are extremely dangerous and aberrant to be acceptable in decent company. Anyone who has such love for their nationality, religion or any other identifier is automatically a pariah and must be called out. They are to be deemed any and everything derogatory which one can label them and it always starts with racist and fascist.

 

The first things one need know are some facts. Israel is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic nation which is home to numerous religions including having one of the two shrines of the Baha’i faith (the other is in India) which includes a gorgeous landscape (see below). In the late 1970’s, Prime Minister Menachem Begin accepted for Israel to accept approximately three-hundred-sixty Vietnamese boat-people granting them full citizenship as Jewish memory includes the ordeal of the voyage of the damned, the voyage of the MS St. Louis, and as such felt a duty to do that which our little nation was able. Further, Judaism is a multi-racial religion. Jews are a people, a religion, a nation and a family. The family has accepted many who wished to join by converting to Judaism, but mostly we are the descendants of Abraham, Izaak, Jacob and his twelve sons who make up our tribal identities, though ten of the tribes were conquered and lost to us until quite recently when many of these tribes which had retained much of their original ties to Judaism started to return to us in Israel. Basically, referring to a person who identifies with the Jewish faith and is supportive of Israel as a racist is simply wrong and quite inaccurate. So, what about the accusation that supporters of Israel are fascist?

 

Bahá'í Gardens in Haifa

Bahá’í Gardens in Haifa

 

Accusing anyone who supports Israel as a fascist is as ridiculous as calling any person who identifies and is proud of their heritage and ties with a certain nation as a fascist. Fascists are a political persuasion which is completely independent of any national heritage. But then we read and hear all too regularly the accusation that President Trump is a fascist. Fascism, according to WikipediA is defined as “a form of radical authoritarian ultra-nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.” It is most often attributed to the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy and Japan though Japan was not fascist but was a monarchical system under the Emperor. The label fascist is used today as a derogatory reference to anyone who opposes internationalism, the erasure of borders, the breaking down of Western dominance and is supportive of Judeo-Christian ethics which has been the basis of Western Culture. The term is most often used to force those opposed to the ultra-liberal leftism into having to defend their beliefs where anything they might claim to support their nationalism is simply redefined as proof of their being a fascist. Loving one’s country, ethnic background, religion or history does not make one a fascist otherwise the vast majority of the world would consist of tiny little fascist running all over the face of the planet. This accusation is used largely and almost solely by people to degrade the Ethno-European world plus Israel. This was the label leveled against Marine Le Pen and her National Front Party. Where she and her party are nationalist, the correct political term for their views is populist, but populist sounds friendly, thus the retagging of any populist party or politician as fascist. This was also the case with Donald Trump whose platform, while not exactly a typical Republican platform, was a populist platform, but that, of course, makes him a fascist to those who opposed his candidacy and has continued as they oppose his Presidency and everything he has done. Right wing and nationalist politicians cannot escape the tagging as fascist and even should they support some policies which their opposition would normally approve or even tout as their own, they will be opposed and labeled fascist simply because they are not being performed by the right people.

 

When it is concerning Israel, they are also called oppressors of the Arabs. This is false on virtually every level. The Arabs who are citizens of Israel enjoy every right as any other Israeli including Jews, Druze, Bedouins, Muslims, Christians and many others as are listed here by WikipediA. The immediate response to anyone arguing with this reply to the charge of being the evil oppressor is that they mean the Palestinian Arabs. This argument is even more ludicrous as even the NYT admitted recently and we covered in our article from earlier this week, namely that the Palestinian Arabs are not under Israeli rule but are governed by their own governance. They are hardly occupied as no Israelis are permitted to even go shopping in the Palestinian ruled areas and there are warning signs informing Israelis, specifically Jews, that entering these regions could be very hazardous to their health (see image below). By law, Israelis are forbidden from entering the regions under Palestinian rule. That includes Area A within the Shomron and especially Gaza. Area A is administered by the Palestinian Authority under the seeming dictatorial rule of Mahmoud Abbas and Gaza is ruled by Hamas and is completely independent from Israel as of August of 2005 and the disastrous Gaza Disengagement when Israel removed every vestige of an Israeli presence right down to reinterring the deceased buried within Gaza. The occupation is part of the Big Lie being propped up through multi-billion dollar Arab League propaganda, nothing else.

 

Sign Warning Israelis it is Illegal to Enter Arab Region for Safety Reasons

Sign Warning Israelis it is Illegal to Enter Arab Region for Safety Reasons

 

Claiming that Israel is a fascist entity is as ridiculous as claiming that the United States is fascist, Britain is fascist, Poland is fascist and we could continue listing democratic nations but perhaps you get the idea. Israel is a parliamentary democratic nation where on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Israelis, all Israelis who wish to vote, will go to the polls and choose the card of the party which they wish to lead the nation, or at least gain sufficient mandates (Ministerships in the Knesset) that the ruling coalition will seek to include them so as to form a coalition with sixty-one or greater mandates of the one-hundred-twenty seats of the Knesset. That is hardly fascist, especially when one considers the plethora of parties from which to choose. Some parties will group themselves so they are assured of breaking the threshold for seating Ministers with negotiations as which party gets to have which number in the submitted list. It gets complicated and sometimes very messy. There are Arabs serving in the Knesset, Arabs serving on the bench, even the Supreme Court, and Arabs working in virtually every field within Israel. Hardly oppressing them as the accusation goes.

 

Concerning the Palestinian Arabs in particular, there are things which would shock the average person protesting the Israeli occupation. The most prized jobs for Palestinian Arabs who live under the Palestinian Authority are those in Israeli companies, most of these in the areas which the Oslo Accords left under complete Israeli control, Area C of the Shomron. Two of these have made the news in the past year and perhaps their stories would provide a little insight. The more recent one was the shooting terrorist act in the Barkan Industrial Park committed by one of the Palestinian Arabs with the necessary pass to enter and work in Israeli territories who entered his workplace and tied up and murdered two employees and severely injured a third before fleeing back into the Palestinian areas. As soon as the area reopened, the Palestinian Arab employees returned to work as did the Jewish employees with many exchanging condolences and expressing their loss at the hands of this individual. The other is a lesson for all of those supporting the BDS Movement against Israel. The BDS Campaign targeted SodaStream as well as their spokeswoman, Scarlett Johansson, over the fact that their main production facility was located in Area C which are mislabeled as occupied territories, a more accurate label might be contested territories but the reality is the Oslo Accords awarded this region to be Israeli. When SodaStream required a new and larger facility, they took the BDS pressure into their consideration and built their new plant inside the Green Line, or within recognized Israel, another misnomer because the Arabs do not recognize anything as being Israel and they demand all of Israel be given to them. This has been their demand and their reason for rejecting every bid to establish peace, as they believe that the world will eventually force the Jews to surrender Israel to them and then the Jews will be forced to flee. They have an idea for a solution for any Jews who are unable to find another nation to take them in, let us just say that it very closely matches the Nazi solution to the Jews except the Arabs plan on completing their solution in under a day. When SodaStream built the new factory, five-hundred Palestinian Arabs lost their jobs as they could not attain permanent passes for entering across the Green Line. Such passes are usually temporary and granted for medical treatments. SodaStream executives attempted to get at least three-hundred-fifty passes for the majority of their Palestinian Arab employees, but only seventy-four met the stringent security standards.

 

Then, lastly, there are the innumerable terror attacks by Palestinian Arabs and the incessant demands that Israel return the land they stole and allow the reestablishment of Palestine. Israel never fought a war with any nation called Palestine. Israel has fought Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and militias from the Arab League, the Mufti of Jerusalem and the Muslim Brotherhood. These were the Arab militaries which invaded Israel on the morning she was born with the genocidal intent to murder every Jew in Israel. This was stated well by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League at that time who stated, “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” Since then Israel has fought wars with the nations of Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon which at times were supported by units from other Arab League nations but none were called Palestine. The truth is that there has never been a nation called Palestine in all of history. Further, there has never been anyone other than Israel who has used Jerusalem as their capital city. Jerusalem is not even mentioned in the Quran, and that includes Mohammad’s nighttime trip on flying horses. That trip was described as his initially going to the furthest Mosque, that is where the popular name for Mosques as al-Aqsa originates, and there are many including one in Philadelphia. When Mohammad died there still was yet to be a Mosque in Jerusalem or anywhere in what today is Israel including Gaza and the Shomron. There never has been a Palestine and, Hashem willing, there never will be a nation called Palestine or if one must exist, it will not be within the lands promised Israel. Israel has agreed to allow for a nation of Palestine and the first time they ended up calling it Transjordan which later became Jordan, the next was in November of 1947 when Israel agreed to the United Nations partition plan, the Arab League refused that outright, again in 2000 in conjunction with President Clinton’s efforts, Yasser Arafat refused that time, and in 2008 in the closing months in office by President George W. Bush which Mahmoud Abbas immediately rejected. Israel has not been the problem, the Arab demand that Israel be erased from the map has been the problem, is the problem and will continue to be the problem as President Trump likely already realized and is why if he ever produces the Plan of the Century, it will be rejected by the Arabs and Israel will be blamed. We have been to this dance before and we know the music and the steps and we are tiring of the deceit. If only the world would awaken and realize that it is not always the Jews fault, and we are not racist or fascist.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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