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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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May 23, 2017

President Trump Defines the “No Preconditions”

 

The Knesset has approved meeting and reviewing some or all of the “No Preconditions” at the request of President Trump hours before his arrival in Israel yesterday. These were the “No Preconditions” which are presumed to permit Mahmoud Abbas to claim he has gained the Palestinians certain items and even a potential new route for terror entry into Israel as part of the agreement for possible talks between the Palestinian Authority (PA) leader and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as agreed upon initially with the understanding there were to be no preconditions in order to hold the talks. Now we know what “No Preconditions” exactly means when defined by the Trump Administration and it appears President Trump has agreed that “No Preconditions” means exactly the same as what no preconditions meant to President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, President Barack Hussein Obama, Yasser Arafat and also Mahmoud Abbas. Now, as usual, Prime Minister Netanyahu waited until hours before President Trump was to arrive to reveal exactly what the “No Preconditions” were to be and the Knesset, with limited time to discuss and digest the ramifications and potential disaster which might be derived from meeting the “No Preconditions” as defined and explained thus far, agreed on accepting the “No Preconditions” just in time for the arrival of President Trump. So, perhaps we should discuss what exactly these “No Preconditions” are as far as has been released and the potential ramifications of these “No Preconditions” on Israel and her security.

 

The “No Preconditions” are designed, in theory, to facilitate the Palestinian economy, which is another means of saying increase the money skimmed from every venture by Mahmoud Abbas’s two sons, Tareq and Yasser, as their companies benefit from virtually every venture undertaken under their father’s tenure. These “No Preconditions” are being sold once more as “confidence-building measures” meant to assure Abbas that the Israelis are sincere about trying to make peace. One might ask where are the signs that the PA and Abbas are interested in making peace? Of course, anybody familiar with the history of the PA and Israeli relations and peace process already know that there is absolutely no interest by Abbas or the PA or the entirety of the Palestinian elite in making peace as were they to make peace the remainder of their lives would be shortened greatly as well as the lives of relatives and anybody found to have anything to do with making any form of agreement with Israel. This has been why Israel always has to meet these “No Preconditions” and the PA just has to make demands under the ersatz of “No Preconditions” and the United States will always come through and pressure Israel into meeting them. In a statement released by the Trump Administration it was stated that President Trump “has been encouraging both sides to take steps that improve the environment for peace making. He has expressed particular interest in taking steps to improve the Palestinian economy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.” The Gaza Strip, oh this is going to be great, we can just feel it. There will be no problems making things better for Hamas and there will be no chance that Hamas will use anything provided to make more tunnels into Israel and manufacture more and larger rockets and possibly, if given the right economic assistance, accurate missiles as well.

 

Trump and Abbas Making the Deal

Trump and Abbas Making the Deal

 

Another effort amongst the “No Preconditions” is the enlargement of a Palestinian industrial zone on the edge of the southern West Bank. This would be one that is relatively close to Beersheva with Dimona and the nuclear reactor just a little further removed, but why worry. Another of the “No Preconditions” put into motion will be the streamlining transit procedures at Shaar Ephraim, a busy crossing point in the northern part of the occupied West Bank for Palestinian workers with permits to work in Israel. If such a streamlining comes with additional personnel and equipment such that the levels of security are not compromised, as no terrorist has ever attempted to enter Israel using another Palestinian Arab’s work identification and crossing during one of the busiest times hoping to get past hard pressed and rushed screeners trying to approve the workers as quickly while remaining vigilant for unauthorized individuals. Why should the Trump Administration worry about terrorists entering Israel when there are photo ops and a potential agreement where Israel gives and the PA takes and everyone smiles and Trump claims to have made the greatest deal ever. What could possibly go wrong. And there is even one in here that will interest Jordan. The bridge linking the PA areas to Jordan is to be opened 24/7 for crossing into and out of Jordan. Again, who is going to pay for the extra screeners and other expenses, let me guess, Israel.

 

But wait, there are two really wonderful ideas that simply cannot go wrong. First is a “No Precondition” that cannot go wrong. They want Israel to look into the possibility of extending Israel Railways services to the northern West Bank city of Jenin. You know, the same Jenin that was, and still is, such a hotbed of terrorist activity that the Israelis during the war to end the Second Intifada fought an hours long battle against terror forces while going house to house in order to prevent civilian casualties and risking planted explosives and families forced to remain in trapped homes waiting for the IDF soldiers to enter and then exploding the home in attempts to murder both the soldiers and the families inside. This brought on the myth of the Jenin massacre which even a United Nations task force proved was a complete hoax and that almost all the casualties were fighters, with Israel having twenty-three dead and fifty-two wounded and the PA had fifty-three dead (forty-eight combatants and five civilians) and numerous wounded with no definitive count given. So, sure, let us extend the Jerusalem rail lines to Jenin and see what might possibly go wrong, sounds simply marvelous. What is the final “No Precondition” agreed upon. This one is according to Haaretz and it is a great one. This “No Precondition” calls for allowing PA construction of major city centers throughout the sixty percent of Judea and Samaria under Area C, which was under the Oslo Accords to be under complete Israeli control, and no PA construction was to be permitted in this area.

 

It is also the sole area where there are next to no PA Arabs residing but with this plan that can all change and there will be thousands of new facts on the ground making it next to impossible for Israel to retain anything of Judea and Samaria and will all but assure the pre Six Day War lines will once again be forced upon Israel. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, of the Religious-Nationalist-Zionist Jewish Home party, “objected vehemently” to the building plans and we would like to join their protest and add a cherry on top just to make our feeling better emphasized. In truth there is much in this that we find abhorrent and of committing Israel to taking steps which border on a guarantee that there will be a major war between Israel and the Arab world where the weapons from the $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that President Trump just signed will come in very handy on the Arab side. Further, the weapons provided to Hezballah, otherwise known as the Lebanese Army, by President Obama which included Abrams Main Heavy Battle Tanks will also work well for the Arabs and any weapons provided in the near future, which we know will be coming down the pike real soon, with Jordan and Egypt will come in handy when they decide that getting in on the death of Israel is far more important than their peace treaty plus any weapons left in Iraq and whatever else will all come in to play. This next war if Israel is pressed back to the pre Six Day War lines will not be a replay of 1967 but a replay of 1948 where over a half dozen Arab armies attempted to destroy Israel and they nearly did. That was the war which gave Israel the problem areas of Gaza and Judea and Samaria being claimed by Arabs when Israel was to have been from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea and those were her borders on that bright sunrise on May 15, 1948, mere minutes before the onslaught was to commence and by some miracle of Hashem Israel survived. A similar miracle came in the Six Day War where Hashem again gave Israel her victory against overwhelming odds. Israel does not desire any more wars and simply would accept peace if it would mean peace and not as a ruse to reset the pieces on the board to try once more to destroy Israel. This is why some of the “No Preconditions” are so dangerous.

 

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