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February 13, 2019

Ori Ansbacher was Sacrificed in Praise of Allah

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Ori Ansbacher, a nineteen-year-old Jewish teenager, was simply out on a nice day for a walk when she was dragged into the Ein Yael forest near the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem, raped, brutalized and then murdered. It was a brazen intentional act of terrorism. Her murderer, twenty-nine-year-old Arafat Arfiah, an Arab Palestinian from Hevron, reenacted the entire grizzly affair for Shin Bet investigators showing great pride in his accomplishment. He claims he did nothing wrong and was only doing that which is expected of him by the society from which he was educated and raised believing that Jews are less than human and are to be slaughtered at every opportunity. This warrior against the Israeli presence in the lands he believes are rightfully belonging to the Arabs, a twenty-nine-year-old man who easily was able to attack his prey which he chose because he felt safe attacking a young girl. This is the real face of the Arab Palestinians which the world is not often shown as the mainstream media will refuse to cover this wanton act of what Israelis know is the norm of the society of those who hold a hate beyond understanding. There is no real difference from this act and that act in Nablus when two IDF soldiers who made a wrong turn and ended up being torn apart by a mob with the crowd gathered outside bursting into a spontaneous celebratory exuberance on the verge of insanity and pure blood lust unreported by the media. They also were want to cover the brutality and savagery Arafat Arfiah was proud to reenact and would commit again should he come across another victim far weaker than himself, which was the only crime committed by the young woman, Ori Ansbacher. Ori Ansbacher should be the name everybody was mourning today in a decent world where honesty was any form of a guide, but that is not the world we reside in, at least for most of the world.

 

Ori Ansbacher

Ori Ansbacher slain and brutalized simply for being a Jewess

 

There was no mention outside of the Israeli center and right-wing as well as religious news anywhere around the globe. Look and try to find the name Ori Ansbacher anywhere in your major news sources. Should you take your search to great lengths and seek articles on the world-wide-web, you may come across these two articles, the first by Jack Engelhard titled, “Ori’s blood cries out to deaf ears,” and the second by Giulio Meotti titled, “Yes, the Israeli people is superior to its enemies,” as well as other articles and news clips from Israeli sources. Many rushed to give coverage to the Palestinian Arabs from the West Bank who paid condolence visit to Ori Ansbacher’s family. That gets coverage as it casts the Arab Palestinians in a more humane light while also making it appear that the average Arab Palestinian does not support terrorism. Then there was the coverage of Arab Palestinian terrorist and cover girl for the leftist and Western media, Ahed Tamimi. She was the Arab Palestinian who was arrested for striking, spitting, kicking and otherwise taunting an IDF soldier while all around were her family members with cellphones and cameras rolling just waiting for the young man to lose his calm and cool passivity so they could sell those clips to the anxious media just waiting for anything which paints the IDF as brutal monsters. This time she failed, but when younger she did make the papers from a different incident which we spoke about amongst other tragedies which are mostly under-reported in our article, “So You Think Ahed Tamimi is Just Misbehaving.”

 

But the majority of the Western media have a story they wish to tell to the world in which everything Israeli is pure unadulterated evil and everything Arab and especially Palestinian is so innocent and pure that snowflakes would not melt in their mouths. This was the slant behind referring to the Gaza rioting, assaults on the border fence, snipers shooting at IDF positions, the burning of thousands of tires daily to cause a smoke screen to hide their assaults, launching of incendiary balloons and kites into Israel burning down thousands of acres of fields and their crops as well as forests including game reserves and the launching of toys tied to colorful balloons with explosives inside set to detonate when handled hoping to have some Israeli child see them and pick them up. Speaking of the coverage of the Gaza riots, which started in March of 2018 and are still in progress with escalations whenever Hamas requests as well as most Friday afternoons following the Imam’s sermon at services, we wrote a piece on the coverage from the New York Times titled, “Grey Lady Befriends Hamas Discarding Israel,” which has a screen shot of their online picture coverage and includes at the end the video of a CNN reporter who upon finding the real Israel which assists around the world quietly running the first, and at that point only, field hospital in Haiti and her amazement at how complete their readiness was for any form of medical aid which might be required, and this was in addition to Israel search and rescue teams with their dogs and other equipment and rescue assist personnel. (Those desiring more on the real Gaza riots and protest here is another article along with this article showing the two disparate Gazas, the one for the wealthy and terror leaders and the other those whose residences were used for launching rockets and thus were sacrificed by Hamas who then stole the building provisions provided multiple times in order to build bunkers and infiltration tunnels into Israel.)

 

This slanted coverage has been the boilerplate for all coverage starting after the Six Day War. Through the start of the Six Day War, Israel had been the darling as the left was taken by their numerous socialist styled programs including healthcare and other benefits from the government. Israel was also seen as the underdog against the entirety of the Arab world. Then the Arabs took the KGB designed PLO and the concept of a Palestinian people who were oppressed by the superpower Israel. The Palestinian Arabs also made inroads by claiming they were people of color claiming that Israel was a European and white male dominated capitalist society while they believed in socialism and human rights against their oppressive bullies in Israel. Add in a number of decades of billions spent on propaganda part of which turned the Arab boycotts of Israel into the BDS Movement. The original sin committed by Israel was surviving. Israel was supposed to lose the Six Day War and the world would have come to their rescue at the last moment, which would have been about two weeks too late and after the Arabs had finally made good on the prediction made by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League at that time of the 1948 assault on Israel by six Arab nations the initial morning of her founding, “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.” This is the dream of the Arab world regarding Israel and was the concept driving Arafat Arfiah to brutally rape, torture, maim and finally murder Ori Ansbacher. This is the side of the Arab Palestinians which must be kept from the news cycle, as it would completely undermine their storyline, and this is what the news has been for a very long time, a storyline. It may have started with Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times Moscow reporter Walter Duranty who reported on the glorious and wonderful things being accomplished by Joseph Stalin and refuting reports about there being a famine caused by Stalin’s acts in the Ukraine, a famine which resulted in the death of somewhere near ten-million Ukrainians. This proud distortion of reality was continued with the breathless reporting of Walter Cronkite about how the United States forces were being overrun by the Vietnamese during the Tet Offensive when the reality was these attacks were repulsed and nearly wiped out their forces which was verified by North Vietnamese General Giap recalled, “We were not strong enough to drive out a half-million American troops, but that wasn’t our aim. Our intention was to break the will of the American Government to continue the war.” They counted on the media selling to the American public that they were losing and their fight was hopeless. They understood the psychology and knew they had a willing partner in the mainstream media which opposed the war, or actually the United States.

 

Israel and the United States share the same sins, strength, success, strong economically, and most of all having a society based on Judeo-Christian ethic in America and Judaism in Israel. These are the new horrific beliefs whose truth has been borne of the successes of the past couple of hundred years by Western civilization, and the new psychology of the leftists is that success is evil unless it is taken and redirected to those who are considered more worthy. Only minorities or anything which is not steeped in Judaism, Christianity, whiteness, straight males and Western Civilization as it has stood since the rise of Europe after the Reformation, Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution which resulted from the scientific advances and new understanding which resulted in bringing wealth and power. Israel and the United States stand today as the two greatest examples of the marvels which can be achieved by the advances in technology which has brought the world into the information age powered by the electronics and programming of computers and other devices. The center of power has shifted across the Atlantic Ocean, the pond for our British readers, to the United States, the colonies to our British readers, and such power now rests within the United States that she has become unrivaled. Israel is the little power which, like the little train that could, Israelis believes they can succeed and achieve great strides in virtually every field from Agriculture to Zoology, from Phone Apps to water purification, from medical miracles to miracle defensive weapons to all sorts of inventions and discoveries. Such broad ranging success and the willingness to share many of these technological and other advances is something that is not broadly known. Israel assists all across Africa with agriculture, clean water and energy. But to tell the world that Israel is often the first nation to be up and operating anywhere in the world after natural and other disasters and people will claim they have never heard about such. Tell the world that Israel is one of the most active in working with African nations as well as India and you will get the same response. Just about anything which puts a friendly face on Israel is forbidden territory for most of the mainstream media. The only things you will hear about Israel is that they are attacking the Palestinian Arabs and if the article is going to have even a taint of objectivity, then well into the article you might find that Israel was responding to attacks or terrorism, but even then the wording will be such that there will still be doubt over who fired first. The media will watch as for weeks, possibly months, Hamas fires rockets into Israel and nary a peep; but as soon as Israel responds the media is right there with a breathless report about the massive strike Israel delivered to Gaza and only in paragraph five is there mention of the rockets fired into Israel, and even then it is made to sound like a few rockets were fired and only on that day, the long run-up will often be ignored because that might appear to make the Israeli actions appear to be justified, and that is not permitted. You almost have to read or listen to news from India or other disassociated sources far from the mainstream media to find the truth about Israel. That is a sad truth, but then the media is starting to turn from reporting anything about the growing anti-Semitism or if they do, they also try to find some reason to justify why there is growing anti-Semitism. Apparently, the Jews are the only people where they are so loved that any hatred towards them must be deserved or else why would it exist.

 

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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.

 

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November 23, 2018

Paranoid Ravings in my Head

 

Israel is in an extremely vulnerable place at this moment, and it has little to do with anything outside of the government. The first and most obvious reality is that a sixty-one Minister coalition in a one-hundred-twenty Minister Knesset is cutting a majority as fine as possible. Add to that the reversal of the Jewish Home Party leadership of Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked to remain in the coalition presumably preventing the need for elections. Still, there is a danger as this feels so much like former periods, either 1992 or 2005. What are these years that pop right out of my fevered mind? Well, in 1992, the right of center coalition collapsed into a big balagan (mess). When the elections were held, a left of center, fairly far to the left, came to power and within a year we had the Oslo Accords which has led to most of the tragedies ever since. Then in 2005, the Likud Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was unable to push through the United States pressed idea that if the Palestinian Authority were to be given Gaza completely free of all and any Israeli presence or interventions then there would be peace. He dissolved the government he had and replaced it with a new coalition of left of center parties, parties which have simply and often monetary demands to be part of a coalition who have no concern between right and left, and his newly formed Party of Kadima, currently headed by Shaul Mofaz and Tzipi Livni. This government enacted the Gaza disengagement which became every disaster which the Zionist right predicted including everything we are facing today including the current balagan. Now, there is one more reason to be worried, Benyamin Netanyahu has previously stated that Ariel Sharon was his role model and he saw him as a mentor. So, now let’s talk about the paranoid ravings going on in my head.

 

My paranoid ravings include the reason that Jewish Home Party (our party) remained in the coalition and it is a doozy. By remaining in the coalition, there is absolutely no reason for Prime Minister Netanyahu to form what is often called a National Unity Government. My twisted mind could not help but see Prime Minister Netanyahu turning around and forming such a coalition bringing the Zionist Union (Labor plus Kadima) and Yesh Atid which would actually give the center left parties the majority of votes as in a coalition of sixty-five members, the votes would be Likud (right) with thirty and Zionist Union and Yesh Atid (left) with the other thirty-five. The other parties of the coalition would probably be evicted to make this coalition, especially any right wing, nationalist or Zionist parties, as that would be a demand from the Zionist Union in order for their agreeing to join. This would have led to some decisions which could have produced some catastrophic results and would be sold as reversible should they not produce the desired results. Funny, that was the guarantee given by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President George W. Bush when the Gaza disengagement was enacted. Well, there is no doubting that the Gaza disengagement was a complete failure and there has been no concept of Israel simply taking back the region, as the world, the United States included, appear to treat Gaza as if it were an actual country. The Zionist Union still believes that the rosy scenarios of the Oslo Accords will bring peace if only they would be enacted and Yair Lapid is another Two-State Solution politician though he talks as if he were far right depending on the audience. Lapid is very good at reading a teleprompter and as such can say anything to any group sounding convincing due to his former profession as a newscaster who could be convincing reading the news. It is plausible that such a National Unity government would go so far as to removing the majority of the Jews beyond the Green Line including all in the parts of eastern Jerusalem and surrendering parts of the Triangle of Arab towns bordering the Green Line such that the area is equal to the area of land of the Jordanian region held between 1949 and 1967. The one fortunate thing is that it is very likely that Mahmoud Abbas would refuse such an agreement, but it is also possible that this may be part of the “Deal of the Century” and as such Abbas may not have any choice as it is possible that President Trump might tell him either accept the settlement or be replaced by one who will accept the deal. This would be a disaster for Israel, as it would grant the Palestinian Arabs a region overlooking Tel Aviv and surrounding areas. What makes it even worse is it would probably take Hamas almost two or three weeks before they would take control in another coup and Abbas would be fortunate to get his three sons and himself out before they would be put on trial and executed by Hamas, it would be a very quick trial. Then Hamas would have the overlooking hills noted below. They would also have a perfect ambush position for Trans-Israel Highway Route 6, a major north-south highway.

 

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace and Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace
and
Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

 

 

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6 (c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6
(c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

 

It is fine to call me an alarmist who imagines the worst of all possible available options. Well, there is an advantage in that I am often pleasantly surprised and at worst, I am prepared for the worst, unless there is something even worse, which is possible. The problem which causes me to see these less than optimum potentialities is called experience. Whenever the left, the liberals, and the right, the conservatives share power, what I have experienced is that the left gets most of their agenda and manage to pretty much destroy the agenda on the right. Remember that President Ronald Reagan was presumed to have accomplished most of what he desired despite having a Congress where at least one chamber was controlled by the Democrats. They claim he got much of his defense budget and a fair amount of his tax cuts and kept regulations down to a mere simmering. The problem is he will always remain known for increasing the national debt to levels which were before his Presidency considered impossible and would lead to economic disasters. AIDS advocates have asserted Mr. Reagan’s lacked leadership on fighting the disease despite it being discovered by the Centers for Disease Control early in his administration. Reagan’s attempts to shrink the government and turn many functions over to the individual state saw some victories and some direct set-backs as he lost ground to the unions and Democrats protecting their little fiefdoms. Perhaps his greatest victory in this area was his firing of the Air Traffic Controllers and replacing them as he threatened to do if they chose to go one strike, they called his bluff and Reagan was not bluffing. President Reagan’s subsequent President, George H. W. Bush, lost to Democrat pressure when he went back on his promise of “No new taxes.” His raising taxes as a compromise with the Democrats led to his loss in the ensuing election putting William Jefferson Clinton in the White House. You cannot lose any more than that. When the left supposedly shares power with the right, they appear to almost always come out gaining far more of their agenda than does the right. This also has been evident in the general drift of politics as a whole in the developed world with one exception, Israel, but the struggle is nowhere near decided.

 

If one were to examine what the left supported back in the 1950’s and early 1960’s one would think they were examining the platform of the current right. The theory is that the pendulum in politics swings left, then right, and back to left and right and on and on. Well, that is valid to a point but then when one takes a far lengthier examination, one sees a constant drift to the left end of the political spectrum. Examples are abundant. First, the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were far left platforms and agendas at the time of their adoption and the Founding Fathers were on the far left of political outlooks. Before the American Revolution the left was represented by the revolutionary concept contained in the Magna Carta. The idea was in Britain that the slave trade was an abomination when Parliament passed on March 25, 1807, the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. It took a while for enforcement to catch up with traders and before the century was out the British navy was firing on slave ships often sinking the ships putting them out of the business. This fairly soon led to the end of slave trade in the western hemisphere. These are landmarks where leftist ideas were enacted and, in many cases, never were reversed. We could list women’s rights such as the vote and then the civil rights movement leading to the vote for blacks. We are not complaining about these advancements, but this shows that humans are making progress in granting greater freedoms and rights to the people over the years. But are these ideas honestly from the left or can they be found in something far more ancient?

 

Some of you probably know where we are heading, so off we go. Slavery was set to be abolished in the Torah given by Moses to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Where it did not outright ban slavery, something which was common in every other civilization in the world, but it placed a limit on the length of time a slave could be kept before being granted their freedom. This was limited to other Jews which is always pointed out in order to claim it was not as great an idea as stated. This was the first time that any form of slavery was placed under a limit. The Torah also states the rights of slaves to proper treatment, being well cared for and fed as well as some form of salary for their own uses. When all the rules are considered, these people were more employees than they were slaves. The reason they were considered slaves was that they resided either in their master’s house or in some place on the owner’s property in housing which had minimal requirements to provide for their comforts. There were a number of other laws and views within Torah and later in the Talmud, which is the Rabbinic commentary and discourse from which the Oral Law is derived and it is still possible to add to these writings starting new discourse. Jews, often not the most religious, have been at the forefront of leftist movements throughout history, even those which resulted in unbelievable anti-Semitism. A perfect example of such is Communism where in Russia one of the founders was Leon Trotsky who was Jewish and was murdered by Stalin. Jews were part of the formation and organizing of the early labor unions which faced some extreme violence such as the Coal Wars and the Colorado Union Wars at the start of the twentieth century. This has continued right to the modern day where the Jews, particularly the non-Torah observant, are still standing at the liberal left cusp and beyond the cusp at the furthest leftist edges. This includes those who want to give the Palestinian Arabs their own nation which would be founding something which had never previously existed. The idea of giving the Palestinian Authority a state or recognizing Hamas in Gaza would be commensurate with recognizing the State declared by ISIS when they announced they were the new Caliphate. They even had a flag and held a parade declaring their being the Caliphate, the true state leading the entirety of Islam.

 

The ISIS Caliphate

The ISIS Caliphate

 

Back to Israel and the entities claiming that they are the real owners of everything between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, with Hamas actually claiming they will be a worldwide force which will rid the entirety of the globe of Jews and other non-Muslims who refused to convert. For all arguments sake, there is little if any difference between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas other than the Palestinian Authority is a nationalist group with religious overtones and Hamas is religious revolutionary group with nationalist overtones and basically in the final result there is no difference between them and little difference with either of these terrorist entities and ISIS. This is an important fact because the world, or at least a great amount of the world even including Islamic forces, gathered with many having to be transported from one-quarter of the way to half-way around the globe in order to eradicate the Caliphate formed by ISIS but Israel is pressured to find common ground with Hamas and provide the Palestinian Authority lands so they can have a state. Does anyone else see a double standard in these political machinations? We most definitely do and hope that at no point is there a state for the Palestinian Authority while making nice-nice with Hamas and Islamic Jihad. So a word unifies to rid the world of Islamic terrorists claiming to be a new nation but Israel is supposed to live with terrorists claiming to be a new nation and provide another terrorist group lands from out of our nation which is the size of New Jersey so they can claim to be a new nation.

 

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red making the relative size of Israel evident and consisting of under one percent of the land mass

Display of the Muslim Nations of the World in the Middle East, Asia and Northern Africa in Green with Israel depicted in Red

 

This double standard will eventually, the sooner the better, reach a date where it will have become so stale that it will no longer prevent corrective actions. Those actions will be Israel finally taking back the regions which actually legally were set aside by the world after World War I for the Jewish State. But there will probably be further actions in which Israel will also advance such that the Litani River will be her northern border and the eastern Beqaa Valley in Lebanon replacing the regions currently being used by Hezballah. The one remaining question is what will be the initiating event which will bring on this further development of the State of Israel and the return of the remainder of Lebanon to the Maronite Christians for whom Lebanon was initially set aside for them. This will right some serious and historically deadly wrongs which have plagued the Levant. The remaining question is whether or not Syria and Iran will be involved in such a defining struggle. This is not something anyone in Israel anticipates with anything but abject fear and abhorrence. Israel would far prefer that the nations of the world would simply find a righteous solution which manages to keep the promises made to the Zionist Congress in the San Remo Conference, the Mandate System, and enforceable under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Israel is small when compared to the Arab and Muslim world as depicted in the above map where Israel is in red so it is visible and the green is the Muslim world. Does anybody know how many of the so-called Palestinian Arab refugees the Muslim world has absorbed rather than forcing them to remain in camps surrounded with barbed wire? The answer is none or virtually none. These Arabs are mostly people who came to Israel after 1875 following the initial Zionists arriving and providing jobs. Eventually, the British found that there were not sufficient Arabs to outnumber Jews so they started to pay Arabs to move to the region which was to be Israel and in the end forcefully brought Arabs into the region. One might ask why the British were being so treacherous and the answer is simply they were attempting to prevent Israel from being founded. Finally, the vast majority of the refugees fled from what would become Israel at the behest of the Mufti of Jerusalem who promised them the spoils of the Jews once the Arabs slaughtered the Zionists. The Arabs failed to wipe Israel from existence but they did manage to take half of Jerusalem, parts of the Shomron by Jordan and Gaza by Egypt. Those were areas held illegally and were the result of an offensive war. Then in 1967 Egyptian President Nasser said that Egypt and Syria, at that time the United Arab Republic, were going to drive the Jews into the sea and Jordan joined late in the first day. The result of their assault on Israel was the loss of the Golan Heights, Eastern Jerusalem and the areas of the Shomron held by Jordan, Gaza and the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula. All of these lands could remain with Israel until the nations who lost made peace, then whatever the two parties agreed upon would be the new borders. Egypt released their claim to Gaza but refused to take the people which were questionable under international law, as they had allowed many Egyptians to move into the region making them responsible for the population. Jordan relented on Jerusalem and the Shomron making the Jordan River as the border. Their later claim was they had ceded the Shomron and East Jerusalem to the PLO, which was an illegal move under international law. Unfortunately, we once again find that there apparently are two completely separate sets of rules, one entirely delineated and set down in laws and another being made up as we go along always attempting to destroy Israel and replace it with anything which is not Jewish. This has been the basic concept behind much of the world and how they treat the Jewish State of Israel. Europe has been working for the destruction of Israel to the extent that British and German officers from World War II were advising Arab forces in their war to eradicate Israel on the day of her birth, May 15, 1948. They have never let up on pressuring Israel by many means despite gladly accepting those items discovered, produced, invented, programmed, scripted and other various creations which better their lives or provide a better or richer life. The Arab and Muslim worlds have also worked often to destroy Israel largely through the terrorist groups perched on the Israel borders. The United Nations has altered their feelings towards Israel from favorable in 1948 to adversarial by the 1960’s all but attempting to revoke their recognition and expelling Israel from the United Nations. Then there are the Nonaligned Nations of the NAM group who are allied with the Muslim and Arab worlds, especially the ones favoring the left. Finally, Israel is moving rapidly to a partisan issue in the United States where the Democrats are sliding over to an adversarial position while the Republicans are supporters due to the Evangelical Christians. The Soviet Union started by supporting Israel but soon decided Israel was not going to be another Communist nation and started backing the Arab world. There is the prediction that the entire world will one day stand against Jerusalem, or Israel, and that is when the Messiah comes and the forces from Hashem and Heaven come down and Hashem then judges the nations. I am not sure that such an event would be as glorious as many claim, as such a force would be fought with everything the rest of the world has in their arsenals. That would prove futile, but still would be quite destructive to the Earth itself. Not a day which anybody would desire witnessing, but the way everything is falling apart, that day could be here before we know it. Bless Hashem, as we will accept as He sees fit.

 

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