Beyond the Cusp

December 17, 2017

European Union’s Frederica Mogherini Speaks

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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July 15, 2017

Knesset Victory Caucus Formed by Yisrael Beytenu and Yesh Atid

 

The Knesset Victory Caucus has been formed with the co-chairing being by MKs Oded Forer from Yisrael Beytenu and Yaakov Peri from Yesh Atid. That is a coalition headed by the parties of Avigdor Lieberman and Yair Lapid. Yair Lapid founded Yesh Atid and has been its sole leader. Yisrael Beytenu represents a secularist and right-wing nationalist political party in Israel whose base has traditionally been secular, Russian-speaking Israelis and has been led since 1999 by Avigdor Lieberman. Avigdor Liberman and Yisrael Beytenu have taken on the position of King Makers by often being amongst the second tier parties who jostle for positions and cabinet ministries and, especially in the case of Yisrael Beytenu, have been fairly crucial in most of the coalitions supporting Prime Minister Netanyahu and have reached amicable agreements allowing their leadership to serve often even in the Security Cabinet. Yair Lapid has specific reasons for forming his party, and it is his party, Yesh Atid, which was for the expressed purpose of his running and becoming the next Israeli Prime Minister claiming that Israel is sick and tired of Bibi Netanyahu and as there appears to be nobody who is willing or in a position to challenge him from within his Likud Party, Yair Lapid will challenge him in the national elections and offer the Israeli people a true and meaningful leader, or at least that has been his reading of his future and the future of Israel. Forming a co-managed coalition with a name such as Knesset Victory Caucus resonates with us to be similar to the Labor Party under Isaac ‘Bougie’ Herzog joined with Tzipi Livni and the party she formed, the Hatnuah Party, and the Israel Green Movement which was formed by Eran Ben-Yemini and Alon Tal, all joined together making an alliance in the Knesset they named the ‘Zionist Union,’ as misleading a name as we have seen in politics as the party represented largely post-Zionist membership. We suspect that the ‘Knesset Victory Caucus’ is actually designed by Yair Lapid who has likely either suggested sharing the position of Prime Minister or allowing Avigdor Lieberman to choose three or four top position in such a coalition Ministerial positions such as Foreign Minister, Defense Minister or other top slots should they take the top position due to their running as a single party and adding their votes together in an attempt to take the top position after the next elections. The one Aspect of this group is their connection with Daniel Pipes and the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum, of which he is the President. They are holding a conference in Jerusalem, so we will look more deeply into this alliance, this coalition. Some of this and other political moves can be expected in the near future as election fever is being stoked by much of the media. The Labor Party just held elections for their top spots, which were won by Amir Peretz and Avi Gabbay who are set to face each other in a runoff for the Labor Party’s leadership to complete the election process this coming week. Elections fever; yet we have not even felt the slightest jolt of electricity up here in vacationers’ paradise. The next scheduled election for the Knesset is November 5, 2019, a little far off for election excitement to be starting which begs the question why.

 

Avigdor Liberman and Yair Lapid Against Bibi Netanyahu

Avigdor Liberman and Yair Lapid
Against Bibi Netanyahu

 

Well, some will tell you that it is the investigation into Prime Minister Netanyahu and his lawyers. If that is all that is required for elections fever, then we would be having such on a very regular basis as the leftist media and the leftist legal system and security forces seem to thrive only when making headlines in Haaretz calling for, having, or demanding investigations of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Yes, there is another investigation into something, and if past investigations are nay prediction then this just might turn out the same meager rumors such as friends had given Bibi cigars or the Netanyahu’s are eating too much ice cream (sounds eerily like my doctor when viewing my test results) or other items which result in more giggles than actual accusations. Bibi Netanyahu might just be the most investigated leader in all of history since Moses, as reading Torah, it seems that there were others second guessing Moses every step of the Exodus and even before as the Egyptians had to be curious about how Pharos’ sister had a child without having any signs of a pregnancy, but she claimed one of their gods gave her the child as a sign of adorations or something equally believable, yea, right, that’s the ticket. Anyway, this merging of Yesh Atid and Yisrael Beytenu appears to be political with a nice cover of being an investigative group seeking an end to the Palestinian Arab and Israeli conflict through impressing upon the Palestinian Arabs that the Israelis, the Zionists, have won and they have lost. Perhaps they are not aware of the claims by UNESCO that the Temple Mount, Western Wall, East Jerusalem and the Cave of the Patriarchs have absolutely no Jewish connection or Christian connection and are purely Islamic. These determinations reason that as Moses was a Muslim and Abram was the father of Islam and Noah was a Muslim and Adam and Eve were Muslims and Sari was the mother of the Muslims then obviously anywhere you care to choose must be an Islamic shrine as everybody is a descendant of Adam and Eve as well as Noah thus everything ever built since Adam and Eve or Noah, take your pick, is of Islamic origins. Obviously, nobody could ever contest such conclusions as it is written in the Quran about these people’s links to historic Islamic world. Oh, by the way, Jesus was also a Muslim prophet and will serve Muhammad and the Mahdi in the final days, according to the Quran and Islamic authorities. After all, according to Jack Engelhard UN to name Yankee Stadium a Palestinian Heritage Site, and he was probably only at the starting point.

 

Anyway, the Knesset Victory Caucus has taken a number of polls of the Israeli people. Their basic findings revealed that the majority of Israelis believe that Israel is the victor in the conflict and that the Palestinian Arabs need to realize this and settle for what they can have now or face being completely vanquished. It has become obvious that the Two State paradigm has come to an end as the obstructionism of the Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership has ended any hope of reaching a settlement and the Israelis no longer care about so-called fairness that the Europeans and the United Nations are consistently calling for. The Israelis have come to the realization that the world will never be satisfied by anything short of the extermination of the State of Israel. Nations will continue to trade and enjoy the discoveries, inventions and new methods developed by Israeli scientists and researchers while denouncing Israel at every opportunity and at best will abstain while allowing for United Nations institutions to declare Israel belongs to the Arabs and that the Jews have no rights to a life anywhere on Earth except as the underlings being under the thumb of everybody else. UNESCO and UNHRC have been the leaders in denouncing Israel and declaring every locations requested by the PA as an incontestable Islamic Holy Site. The historical preponderance of evidence is that Islam builds or converts other religious sacred sites such that they become Islamic sites such as the Temple Mount, the Cave of the Patriarchs, the Hagia Sophia and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre among others. Add to that and the apparent belief that there is not a single human abuse which Israel is not guilty of committing according to the United Nations such that Israel must be investigated and found guilty of some abuse before any further business can be conducted at one UN agency.

 

The world’s obsession is the simplest proof that the new anti-Semitism in the Twenty First Century is the hatred and demand for the deconstruction of the Jewish State of Israel. The further horrors resulting from this hatred of the Jewish State of Israel has been ever increasing anti-Semitism around the world with much of it driven by Islamic extremists with an increasing and unacceptable amount of support by what are considered to be mainstream Muslims who have accepted Western World’s societies and cultures. Some will claim that the vast majority of Muslims have little if any love of the Western World and Westerners and are simply biding their time until their numbers reach a sufficient percentage and then they will support the institution of Sharia, the strict Islamic Law which erases the rights of non-Muslims and places Muslims above everybody else and eventually the non-Muslims will face the choice of conversion or death. Even should they accept Islam, their lives will be scrutinized looking for the slightest signs of slipping or not sufficiently keeping the laws of Islam. The new converts would be easily found guilty of being apostates, backsliders, heretics or other abhorrent behaviors which would result in torture followed by being executed, very possibly in some horrific manner and publicly as a warning to everyone else. The increasing anti-Semitism which has infected Europe has become far too serious to simply be the acts of the new immigrants or even the entirety of the Islamics residing in these nations, it has reignited the secretive anti-Semites and their hatred is becoming so prevalent that it now is perfectly correct to express such hatred publicly without expecting to be shamed or arrested for hate speech. Say something against Islam and you will be facing hate speech charges. Just ask Bridget Gabriel, Geert Wilders, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and even Brigitte Bardot. Speak against Israel, Jewish individuals, Judaism or the old canards of Jew control of the media, politics, the economy or world affairs and even quoting from the fraudulent Protocols of the Elders of Zion are all acceptable and reasonable speech in the Western World. Once again, it has become open season on the Jews of Europe and hopefully this time they will choose to get out before it becomes too late. Their heading for the United States would be a mistake, as that would only perpetuate the coming to face the realization that they will never become acceptable anywhere in the world other than in Israel. Yes, they will be just as despised by the world in Israel, but at least the military and the police will be there to defend them and all who live in Israel.

 

The world is coming around to a precise and predicted point where the only place a Jew can feel accepted and safe from persecution will be Israel. The flow of Jews to live in Israel will continue to increase as anti-Semitism slowly grows and progresses across Europe bursting to a critical point in nation after nation. In the meantime, the leaders will claim that there is little Jew hatred in their nation while promising the Jews in their country protection. The protection will be temporary until they can declare an area safe and retreat back allowing the violence to arise again. Eventually the Jews will take the hint and realize that there is an economic price to their being protected, and that price will be less and less tolerated as time passes. Either way, Jews will slowly take the hint and no matter their initial flight, their eventual target will be to flee to Israel. When the entire flight of the Jewish People has come that they all reside, with a small few outliers as the exception, the anti-Semitism will coalesce with all the hatred pointed to Israel. That will lead to the predicted final war for all mankind where the world unites against Israel and Hashem makes His presence known at the height of the battle and disperses the forces against Israel with great dispatch. This will bring the Messiah and the world will live in peace and finally accept leaving the Jews to reside in Israel with a rebuilt Temple in their Capital City of Jerusalem and the lands promised in the Torah. In the meantime, would it be too much to ask that the world actually fulfill their promises made in the San Remo Conference even if they only recognize the promise made by the British Crown which stated that in response to the Arabs receiving 78% of the British Mandate, the lands west of the Jordan River, the remaining 22% (the same 22% which Mahmoud Abbas consistently claims should be his) was reserved for the Jewish State and would be protected from any further divisions. How about that? We really are not requesting anything that large, we are asking for something about the size of New Jersey, that is all, no huge swath of land, no Greater Israel, just the Promised Israel.

 

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May 24, 2017

Don’t Have to Say Palestine to Build Palestine

 

Much of the news has granted President Trump great credit for not actually saying “Palestine” in his meetings with Israelis, or in Saudi Arabia, or in Washington D.C. when meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. As we mentioned in yesterday’s article, President Trump was also given high marks for getting Mahmoud Abbas to agree to meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu without any preconditions. Instead, President Trump had actually presented a series of steps meant to facilitate the Palestinian economy and expand their area to relieve any crowding. The particulars were to expand their industrial park (with which we have no real problem), opening the Allenby Bridge crossing to Jordan (we are good with this but Jordan might have something to say here), to ease and make entering Israel for the Palestinian workers easier which could make the slipping of terrorists into Israel easier, looking into extending Israeli rail service into Jenin which has a history as being a terror hotbed which would make for impossible security threats to meet, and finally to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) to build in the sixty percent of Judea and Samaria where they currently are not permitted to build, which in understandable terminology, allow the Palestinians to build in Area C allowing them to build everywhere throughout Judea and Samaria which in time would mean that all of the area that the PA demands pushing Israel back to the pre-Six Day War lines, the 1949 Armistice lines, the Green Line. As we pointed out, this would all but guarantee a renewed Arab-Israeli war more likely on the level of the 1948 Original War to Annihilate the Zionist Entity where over a half-dozen Arab armies attacked the newly born State of Israel. The difference this time is the numbers of dead will be horrific as the weapons on the Arab side will be far more advanced and devastating than in 1948 and the IDF is also more capable and this time is equipped with one of the most proficient Air Forces in the world which makes up for their lesser numbers. Still, should Iran join the Arab, war that might very well bring nuclear weapons into the mix and should that come into play the results would be beyond imagination.

 

The main thing, which was asked of Israel and tentatively approved by the Knesset just before President Trump was to arrive, when this was presented allowing next to no time for debate and thus the considerations had to be made with minimal exchange of information and was more of a political putsch than a vote, Israel was meeting preconditions under another name, again. Already there has been some pushback from Jewish Home Party and the Jewish communities in Area C. The theory is that the Palestinian building will be restricted to areas near their existing cities. We fear that this will be taken advantage of by spreading rapidly moving people from the cities to the surrounding areas eventually making for vacated central areas and an ever-growing spread, in an effort to place as many and as wide an area for Arabs to build new realities on the ground. These expanded areas will claim more land until they will have changed the complexion to such an extent that the final result will be almost all the Jewish settlements being forced to be abandoned forcing hundreds of thousands of Jews to be relocated and made homeless as the PA takes all of Judea and Samaria. What the world refuses to admit despite the reality being thrown in their collective faces by the PA leadership and spokespeople on a regular basis, is the Arabs do not want their own state, they want to destroy the Jewish state. The Europeans do not really care and often act in sympathy with the Arab cause having no real problem should Israel be wiped from the map. Far too many European political leaders and personalities believe that the Jews are supposed to be a people without a homeland who live at the pleasure of their betters, their hosts. The Jews are supposed to be a people who are to be chased from one place to another whenever things become difficult as somebody has to be to blame and as everyone knows, the reason for the hardships is often laid at the feet of the Jews. These same individuals who believe the Jews do not deserve a nation of their own also demand that when the Arabs finally rid the world of Israel that none of the displaced Jews should be permitted into their country as they do not care to tolerate these unbearable and impossible people, these Jews. The hatred in many cases is palpable and though many try to place the blame on the Muslims, these detestable views predate the influx of Muslims since the start of the Syria War and the failure of numerous other Arab and Muslim communities and countries.

 

The reality has been that since the decision that started with the November 1917 Balfour declaration that was then codified into the San Remo Conference that was further incorporated into the Treaty of Sèvres and completed by the League of Nations as the Mandate System that was transferred to the United Nations through Article 80 of the United Nations Charter eventually leading to the declaration of the State of Israel, there were powers from all points on the globe which fought tooth and nail against the Jewish State and the Zionist enterprise. The British were a nation with a split personality that was so deeply seated that even amongst the British Jews there were some of the most ardent Zionists and the most despicable anti-Zionists. Some have accused us of being particularly harsh to those Jews who oppose Israel and we plead guilty with explanation. One of the first rules derives from the Latin, “Primum non nocere.” Hippocrates, an early Greek physician, was credited with being the original source though the exact phrase does not appear exactly in his famous medical oath though it is often credited with being found there. The English for primum non nocere is “first do no harm.” This should be the first criteria for members of any group where some amongst them are attempting to do some project in the service of the whole group such as the Zionist efforts to reestablish the nation state of the Jews and their history. Some might phrase this as ‘if you cannot help, then just get out of the way.’ Further, when Jews work against other Jews it simply empowers those whose desires are to directly harm Jews even to the point of removing them first from their nations and then from all nations and ridding the world of Israel. But Jewish timidity has been a problem that we have suffered from despite the reputation we have where timidity would seem to be the least of our conditions. Truth is Jews as a rule are hesitant and timid simply because of the centuries, over twenty-five centuries, of having no homeland of our own and having one empire after the next ravaging our lands and attempting to make being a Jew against the laws of the land in order to wipe us from the face of the earth. The most often used means was to make circumcision a crime punishable by death. And face it, circumcision is not exactly an act that once performed can be hidden from detection. A simple search of the affected area and the evidence is self-evident. Another means was to make reading of the Torah illegal, which led to the readings of the other books of the Bible, which is continued today in the readings of the Haftorah. Another means was to make the lighting of the Shabbat candles or any special Shabbat celebration punishable by death, the same punishment for all of these other crimes and numerous others and then there were the punishments where leaders from the community, often Rabbis, were tortured to death usually before cheering crowds in an amphitheater or arena. Their punishment was similar, if not identical, to the punishments of the early Christians and sometimes even more brutal.

 

Throughout history, there have been practices against Jews that are often ignored by teachings of history but which were a part of the ways of life across Europe and the Muslim world. When the plague struck across Europe, the Jews were less likely to be struck down often due to the fact that the Jewish faith requires weekly cleaning of the home and at Passover and complete cleansing of their homes to the extent of removing all furniture and cleaning every nook and cranny within an inch of its life. This led to the Jewish ghetto having fewer rats thus fewer fleas and less plague. This led to the rest of the town or city to claim the Jews spread the illness or were poisoning the cities wells. This led to burning Jews at the stake as punishment for their crimes. When the Muslims lost battles, they would often blame the Jews for having sold their plans to the enemies leading to their defeat as there could be no other explanation and thus the Jews had to be punished. This would lead to rounding up the Jews accused of such perfidy and then publically beheading them or other more ingenious forms of execution. When the Crusaders were leaving for the Holy Lands, they would often loose their fighters on the Jewish ghettos such that they would get the taste for killing human beings, as they could not afford to have them freeze up in their first battle, hesitate, and thus be killed before they actually were ready to fight for real. This bloodied the troops such that when they got to the Holy Lands they could fight effectively. When the Christians or the Muslims would capture, recapture, re-recapture (the lands in the holy Lands changed hands regularly) Jerusalem and surrounding areas such as Bethlehem, Akko, Nazareth and other surrounding places, they would murder many of those not of their faith. This meant that the Christians killed Muslims and Jews while the Muslim killed the Christians and Jews. Perhaps you noted something consistent, whenever a town changed hands there would be a percentage of the Jewish population killed. Anyways, you get the idea and unfortunately, so have the Jews but this history has made many Jews sensitive, jumpy and often too timid for their own good. It might be due to things like the British Peel Commission. Yet one of the things Jews are often accused of is being overbearing and haughty. Go figure.

 

Peel Commission Truncated Jewish State of Israel and Expanded Transjordan

Peel Commission Truncated Jewish State of Israel and Expanded Transjordan

 

So, back to the ramifications of what has just transpired with the “No Preconditions” allowances now being established and more lands and routes into Israel and Jordan for Arabs from the PA as well as potentially terrorists and more lands being sacrificed for the privlidge of speaking with Mahmoud Abbas who will demand that the Jews give, give, give, and give more. Mahmoud Abbas has the PA schools teach that not only are Bethlehem, Jenin, Ramallah, Jericho and the whole of Samaria and Judea along with East-Jerusalem all PA lands but so are Nazareth, Akko, Beersheva, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Haifa, Eilat, Netanya, Herzliya, Peta Tikva, Tel Aviv and all of Jerusalem as also parts of Palestine despite them all being inside the Green Line and in areas considered internationally as inside Israel. They teach and demand that all the Mandate Lands are Palestine, which actually includes Jordan as well which they also claim they will one-day rule. Their claim is that the Jews must depart from all the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and surrender these lands to the Palestinian Arabs which includes as many as eight-million refugees including those who were exiled a second time from Syria and are now strewn across Europe. Many Europeans have no problem with their claims as long as none of the exiled Jews try to enter their country. And if World War II was any indicator, Jews can forget the United States as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated about taking in German Jews in the 1930’s as Hitler sought some nation to take the Jews off his hands, “The United States has enough Jews, we do not need any more of them.” The truth is if the Jews in Israel are to survive, both those from the developed world and the other half from the Muslim lands, then we need to defend and protect the lands promised to us by the world because the world will not care if we lose every inch and then would simply claim to be so concerned as long as we were not attempting to enter their lands, and then they would have a million reasons why we were not welcome and perhaps they would demand the Jews living in their lands be expelled to join the rest of the wandering Jews with no homeland again.

 

The truth is the only hope for a Jewish People is for a Jewish homeland and that is Israel and Israel is from the River to the Sea. No matter what lands the Arabs are awarded by our friends in the Trump Administration, and we appreciate the efforts by a number of them starting with Nikki Haley at the United Nations and also David Friedman who is the American Ambassador in Israel and others, they will never be content as long as a single Jew remains living in Israel. As this is the reality and we know that the Arabs will never stop pushing as long as there is an Israel, there will come the day when we will have nowhere left to back into as we are all living in Tel Aviv with half sleeping on the beach, hopefully we will wake up and learn that we need to fight for what is ours, period, when this day arrives we will have to fight and take what is ours. Until we show the world that we, the Jews, will fight for what is ours and defend all that is ours and had been ours since before London or Paris were camps where a family sat around a fire shivering in the cold telling stories of the coming summer and hoping to make it until then, thus enforcing our claim to our homelands and bring an end to the Arab attempts to steal away all that is ours rightfully. Once we fight and make our claim and take our lands with a show of force so fierce that it scares them senseless, then the world will leave us be as they will know we mean business and that we will not tolerate their perfidy any longer. Then we will have a secure Israel and the sooner we realize this and take the steps which we must take, the sooner we will have a real and lasting peace. Joshua did not have the lands handed him, he needed to take the lands and clear the squatters out as Hashem commanded. We need to take a page from the book of Joshua and realize the truths known by King David and King Solomon. We need to have the bravery of Bar Kokhba and Ze’ev Jabotinsky and regain the knowledge they shared and we require. Then there will be a Jewish State of Israel established for all time and until then we will suffer humiliations at the hands of our own leaders.

 

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