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October 21, 2017

Hamas-Fatah Union Job Finished

 

The Union between Fatah and Hamas we reported on in the first article of our three part report on the situation in Gaza, Judea, Samaria and concerning Israel and beyond. Their intent was to make and peace proposal impossible to implement, as all efforts were formed targeting Judea and Samaria and the Palestinian Authority (PA) and never to include Gaza or Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The main item which Fatah and the PA wanted to gain was a simple quote saying there could be no peace as long as Hamas rejects Israel and has the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jews as their main goals. Well, they have their quote from which they will pluck the juiciest part to use to further their own goals. The magic phrase came from Prime Minister Netanyahu when he wrote on his Facebook page following the end of the Simchat Torah holiday, “Reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas makes peace much harder to achieve.” Prime Minister Netanyahu later added, “Reconciling with mass-murderers is part of the problem, not part of the solution. Say yes to peace and no to joining hands with Hamas.”

 

Fatah Hamas Reconciliation

Fatah Hamas Reconciliation

 

Just wait for it and sooner or later we will hear from Mahmoud Abbas misquoting Prime Minister Netanyahu by taking parts of his Facebook statements such as claiming that Netanyahu says, “peace much harder to achieve.” Then Abbas will add to the quote with something misleading such as “Israel” adding and according to the Prime Minister, “is part of the problem, not part of the solution.” The Palestinian leadership has used partial quotes before to paint Israel as the problem while Mahmoud Abbas refused every opportunity for peace demanding that the only true peace includes the eradication of the Jewish State and that the entirety of the lands from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea be cleansed of the Jews. When the leaders of Fatah, the PLO, and the PA speak to their people, they sound exactly the same as Hamas states. They tell them how they will drive the Jews into the Sea or other similar messages denoting the eradication of Israel as it now exists. There are two storylines they tell. The first is the simple war where Israel is defeated and the Jews made to submit or die. Another is they receive their peace treaty allowing for five to eight or even ten million Arab refugees to be resettled inside Israel as full citizens and demand an immediate election where they will vote to join the PA and the Jews will be subjugated. You may have noticed that they both have the same ending. The supposed reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah will also now come to a bitter end as they agree to disagree on just about everything except the death of Israel and the Jews.

 

The truth of the matter is the leadership of the PA, Fatah, PLO, Hamas et. al. are counting on the world’s basic historic anti-Semitism, especially European anti-Semitism and United Nations with all its departments, NGOs and related agencies, to erode and sap the will of the Jews and through demanding concessions after concession to whittle Israel to the point that she become indefensible and then with the rest of the Arab world or with Iran and Hezballah, they will have a final war where Israel can be eliminated. The Arab world has assisted greatly by financing propaganda such as the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction), International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Stand With Us and numerous other organizations all done in concert with far leftist groups such as Jewish Voices of Peace (JVP), New Israel Fund, and other such groups whose main efforts is to drive a wedge between American Jews and Israel. This effort to drive Israel and American Jews apart has, very sadly, started to pay dividends as it has managed to even split the campus group Hillel such that numerous Hillel houses on far left leaning campuses have renamed themselves as Open Hillel, just like Open Orthodoxy has done with Orthodox Judaism, they have both turned against their origins and joined the other side and then demanded that their former origins now accept their rules and forfeit their basic origins and beliefs. The Open Hillel takes the post-Zionist viewpoint which claims that Zionism is a form of imperialism and colonialism and thus a form of racist imperialism and oppression. They are leading Jewish college students away from supporting Israel to actively opposing Israel.

 

Open Foundation Open Hillel Open to Everything but Israel

Open Foundation Open Hillel Open to Everything but Israel

 

This problem also exists in the Democrat Party except for some of the older representatives and the minority of Jews in power with the Party. Much of the farther leftists who have risen to be the future power within the Democrat Party are virulently anti-Israel and many also anti-Semitic. This was evidenced in 2012 when the Democrat Party floor voted to include G0d and place Jerusalem as the Israeli capital was an indecisive vote but definitely not the two-thirds required for placing it on the platform. They passed it anyways. Further, the recent Democrat Party election for chairman between Tom Perez and Keith Ellison was excessively close such that Perez won in the second vote, after missing out by just one vote in the first round of voting so they gave as a consolation the position as Deputy Chairman to Keith Ellison. Representative Ellison was amongst those who voted against resupply to Israel for their Iron Dome anti-missile systems, a purely defensive weapon which was preventing Hamas rockets from killing Israeli citizens. That is just one example of Representative Ellison’s disdain, or should we call it what it is, hatred for Israel and Jews. Things have been changing in the body politic in the United States and the support for Israel. The main party supporting Israel, as it is no longer a bipartisan supported item, has gone over to the Republicans and the major support from the public is no longer with the Jews as even if every Jew were a supporter of Israel, their two percent of the population cannot even dream of competing with the Evangelical Christians with their consisting of one-fourth of the population and strongly conservative supporting the Republican. The truth behind the United States support for Israel does not come from the Jews, though they may often be the loudest, but from the Evangelical Christians who are more serene, calm and sedate but just as vehemently strong in support of Israel as the most Zionist Jew.

 

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October 16, 2017

Israel Palestinian Conundrum Culmination

 

For initial articles, click for first here and click for second here.

 

Where two days ago we gave some potential options and yesterday, we gave a possible scenario; the scenario was less than wonderful for much of the free world and horrific for Israel. The fortunate thing is that none of these things are likely to occur. There is a small fly in the ointment and it is about the size of the average rhinoceros. We mentioned the problem and some of you probably caught the problem, Hamas gets to retain their twenty-five-thousand man Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades military. This will be the central question to be resolved at the Cairo meeting on Tuesday, November 21, where the reconciliation will be finalized. The main stumbling block will be Hamas’ insistence on retaining their rather large police/security forces, well over ten-thousand strong plus their military wing, all twenty-five thousand well-armed men with a number of officers trained in Iran. The initial agreement allowed Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to station a security force numbering about ten-thousand officers strong. If you do the math, it turns into thirty-five thousand Hamas force fully armed against the PA lightly armed ten-thousand police force largely toting with side arms. It’s not really a fair fight, which is why we are glad that we are not part of their security force. Hamas has little intention of allowing the PA to actually take control over Gaza and is simply making the initial steps towards unification which will come to a crashing halt at their next meeting. This has happened before with the initial agreement being reached in order to throw a large wrench into the machinery while everything falls apart subsequently after whatever peace proposals forming are burned to ashes from whence they came. The PA and Hamas are great believers in ashes to ashes when it comes to peace initiatives. As we explained over the last two days, there are quite a few peace proposals being initiated or given some trial run and the PA was getting quite nervous that things just might turn against them and they would be trapped by Trump or Mudar Zahran or whoever so they turned to their supposed rivals for a little cooperation for a period of time sufficient to destroy all peace proposals.

 

What it comes down to is that Mahmoud Abbas, the leadership of Hamas, of Fatah, of the PLO and of the PA have millions of reasons why they do not desire peace at any price. Each of those reasons has a Dollar or a Euro attached to them and amount to millions per year except for Mahmoud Abbas and family where it comes to millions per month. They cannot accept any form of peace treaty where Israel remains as a Jewish State. It could remain as an Islamic run state under sharia law where the Jews are subject to the Jizya and the Jews, Christians and anyone not within the PA, PLO or Fatah are dhimmi subjected to the shame and degradations which goes along with dhimmitude. The problem for Mahmoud Abbas is he promised to destroy the Zionist Entity otherwise known as Israel or the Jewish State. He promised to accomplish this by swamping Israel with millions of displaced Arabs, something he actually did not have until recently with the destruction and dissolving of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and the Arab world in general after the Arab Spring initiated by President Obama with the able support of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Hamas has an even larger promise they intend to keep. They also want to destroy Israel as the Jewish state but want to also eradicate the Jewish population. Just to make things clear, Hamas wants to eradicate the entirety of the Jewish population everywhere. The rest of the terror groups are either attached to the PA, PLO plus Hamas or they are permitted to operate within the areas under their control. Islamic Jihad is one such group who operates within Gaza and is aided by Iran and work cooperating with Hamas. Sometimes Hamas uses the presence of Islamic Jihad as an excuse for terror strikes when they need to explain attacks against treaties. There are a number of other minor groups operating in Gaza plus rumors that al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and Muslim Brotherhood have been known to operate command and control people out of Gaza controlling their Sinai Peninsula forces. All of these groups depend on there being no peace with Israel to continue their operations.

 

The reconciliation, as we keep stating, was used as it always has, to destroy any possibility for any peace talks or other potential for ending the Palestinian cause which has been used as a center for terror operations worldwide. Hezballah in Lebanon has been used as a conduit by Iran to funnel weapons into Gaza for Islamic Jihad and at times for Hamas as well. Hezballah is not just a terror group working for Iran in Lebanon as well as Syria but also worldwide with a large base in the tri-border area in South America where Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil borders meet. Hezballah uses the area for training and attack simulations for operations anywhere in the world. They work with the Iranian IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) which includes a special group, the al-Quds force, which specializes in attacks to attack Israel in general and Jerusalem in particular (al-Quds is the Muslim Arab name for Jerusalem). The faithful execution of any missions such cells may be utilized to commit is often assured through holding family members within Lebanon as persuasion over their actions and trusted loyalty. We know Iran has extensive abilities to strike anywhere within the Americas as we witnessed in two separate bombings in Argentina; the first was the bombing of the Israeli Embassy on March 17, 1992, with the second being the bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) on July 18, 1994, both in Buenos Aires. The IRGC likely cooperating with Hezballah have also attacked American interests such as murdering United States Marines in their barracks in Lebanon as well as assaulting the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. All of these attacks were either simulated in Lebanon, Iran or the tri-border area before being triggered on their actual targets. Iran also supplies Islamic Jihad and often Hamas and has attempted to make inroads into Fatah and the PLO as they try to encircle Israel. This is information which should be sufficient evidence that the terrorism which starts with Israel will not remain contained in Israel. This lesson has been pressed on Europe as their Islamist infiltration has brought with it terrorism similar in nature as Israel faces. The United States has also been targeted by terrorism including the horrific attacks of 9/11 and numerous others since and before.

 

Tri_Border Region of South America Terror training haven and Iranian proxy state in the Americas and Base of operations for the 17 March 1992 Israeli Embassy Bombing murdering 29 injuring 242 and the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) 18 July 1994bombing murdered 85 injured over 800 and now we must add the murdered Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman to AMIA fatalities

Tri_Border Region of South America Terror training haven and Iranian proxy state in the Americas and Base of operations for the 17 March 1992 Israeli Embassy Bombing murdering 29 injuring 242 and the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) 18 July 1994 bombing murdered 85 injured over 800 and now we must add the murdered Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman to AMIA fatalities

 

The real problem is that there can be no solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict which allows for the continued existence of Israel as the Jewish state. Where many within the European power structure appear to be fine with solutions which would erase the Jewish nature of Israel if it would bring their Islamist problem to a close, it would actually change nothing. Additionally, Israel as the Jewish state is not going anywhere and is back to stay. Further, the United States is linked with Israel though there are signs that this bond may be weakening. The Democrat Party has decided that Israel is expendable while the Republican Party has become the pro-Israel party. This might appear strange as most Jews support the Democrat Party with blind passion. The reality comes down to the fact that the Evangelical Christians support Israel and are an important group for the Republican Party. Completely opposite of what many claim, often vindictively, the United States supports Israel because the Jews control the government when the reality is the largest group in the United States supporting Israel are the Christians. This is not hard to see, as Jews are, at most, a mere two and a half percent of the total population. Israel is once again a political football which will be fumbled by many amongst the Democrat Party only to now be picked up by the Republican Party, a change from the earlier periods of Israel. The United States may find itself more alone in supporting Israel and this could lead to more challenges ahead. There are some who predict that the United States may soon find Israel too much a burden to continue their support and this leads these people to claim that once Israel no longer has American protection they will face an isolation which could spell the end of Israel. They claim that Israel is completely dependent upon American military aid.

 

The reality is that Israel can survive without the military aid providing Israel takes the steps necessary to become self-sufficient militarily. This would require Israel to begin making their own weaponry including the ammunition. Israel currently uses the .223 ammunition which is consistent with NATO despite Israel not belonging to NATO. The advantage is Israel manufactures this ammunition, as do numerous nations. Israel makes very fine rifles and their Merkava tank is first rate. They are capable in almost every area with two main weaknesses, ships and aircraft. The Israeli Navy is dependent upon Germany for her submarines which are all Dolphin class and depends on European shipyards for their Corvette class ships. Israel might be capable of constructing her own ships and even submarines if pressed as she does much of the outfitting of her ships and adapting the submarines to fit her requirements. The challenge Israel would face would be manufacture of her own aircraft, something Israel should start to consider seriously. Israel is receiving the United States fifth generation fighter F-35 JSF. This is a decent stealth airframe but they are also very expensive. Fortunately, the United States gave Israel financial assistance, something which will become more difficult as the United States debt situation grows, for reasons which historians will be dumbfounded to explain, makes supporting anybody impossible. Israel has sufficient GDP to afford the costs of developing her own aircraft and the additional jobs would be a boost to her economic health providing well paying jobs. Further, Israel could enter into the arms market and if past developments of technology, then any aircraft she produced would very likely be of a quality worthy of competing with that of any other nation and in demand on the world market. The avionics for the export model along with weapons targeting and other systems would be different than those she produced for her own use which is the same as every other nation. Most nations prefer placing their own systems of avionics and weapons rather than depend on other nations systems for such sensitive equipment.

 

Israel also has to take charge of the entire peace process. This can only be accomplished once Israel is completely self-sufficient militarily and in most other industries as well as food production leaving very little to outside providers. Israel is one of the few, if not the only, nation which could conceivably face a complete embargo from the industrialized world or even the entire world. This would mean that Israel would, and needs to face this soon if not immediately, needs to rely totally on her own production of weapons, food, automobiles and all other products which Israelis could need or simply desire. Finally, many of these items from cell phones to cherry tomatoes to software were invented or developed in Israel. The gaps which Israel faces also includes their not having a domestic vehicle, car or trucks of all sizes, production but for a nation with the capabilities Israel has shown, they will most likely produce a vehicle which runs on air and water. Any nation capable of such inventiveness will pull through despite what challenges the world throws at her. And the peace will only work when the reputed but disputed words of Golda Meir, “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”

 

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July 6, 2017

Trump Said Go Slow, not Stop Altogether

 

Let us start with a direct Trump quote on the whole building in Judea and Samaria, particularly in Area C which rightfully all but belongs to Israel according to the Oslo Accords. President Trump stated, “I would like you to hold back on settlements for a little bit.” This was reported back on February 15 2017, and included the advice to “wait for a deal” and since that statement there have been some earth-shaking developments which have revealed truths putting any hope for a deal completely torn to shreds. But for the sake of clarity, let us review what has gone down since Netanyahu had that, which was for me, upsetting little discourse before the White House press corps and the world. So, let us begin.

 

There was the wonderful virtual stomach-wrenching adoration affair soon after with President Trump speaking of promises and other great and wonderful results which were to come from his meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. Then there was the statement by Abbas where he blatantly lied stating, “Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace.” Abbas claimed “And we are endeavoring to bring about security, freedom and peace for our children to live like the other children in the world, along with the Israeli children in peace, freedom and security.” Netanyahu’s reactions came upon President Trump’s visit to our region after his historic meetings in Saudi Arabia. He took the opportunity to show President Trump evidence, which revealed the lie completely and compellingly, likely using video materials similar to those we have included below, with each starting with Mahmoud Abbas lying to the President of the United States’ face. (In these videos, there are some mistranslations as they report them as saying Zionists when the word heard is “Yahud” which translates to “Jew”). Reports came after his meeting with President Trump and presenting him with information his own advisors should have had the duty to inform him about. The fact that it took Netanyahu to show President Trump the truth that put to lie his statement affirming that they “are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace,” is frightening as it shows that President Trump’s advisors are clueless on the entire truth of the conflict involving Israel and the Arab world. This was proven further when even after being schooled on Abbas lying; President Trump left his Bethlehem meeting with Abbas accepting his promise that they would no longer pay terrorists salaries.

 

 

Subsequent to his return to Washington D.C. Secretary of State Tillerman told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “They have changed that policy, and their intent is to cease the payments to the families of those who have committed murder or violence against others. We have been very clear with them that this is simply not acceptable to us.” This was reported on 20 Sivan 5777 or June 14, 2017. I make this date so important because this was in the morning of that date, and then everybody had lunch, and then there was the afternoon. Then, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before the House Foreign Affairs Committee stated that the State Department had “changed their policy” on accepting that Abbas and the Palestinian Authority had certainly ceased payments to terrorists in Israeli prisons and families of terrorists and that the United States is in the middle of an “active discussion” with Ramallah on the issue. So during one day in hearing Secretary of State Tillerman had gone through a metamorphosis from telling that assurances were “given to me during the President’s visit to Bethlehem.” He then went on to further claim that he had certain “window of patience” on the matter but that if it takes too long he “will become disinterested.”

 

The entire obvious confusion and double-talking by the Secretary of State could be cleared for all if they would simply understand the report from the Palestinian Authority Prisoners’ Affairs Commissioner Essa Qaraka who said in a statement this week that payments to convicted terrorists and their families, and those of “martyrs” (terrorists killed while attacking Israelis) will certainly continue, because “almost every other household among the Palestinian people is the family of a prisoner or martyr.” So, their claim is that terrorism is so wide-spread and pervasive in the Palestinian population that virtually if not every family is receiving stipends tied to their relative ability to have murdered Israelis. Some families, it has been proudly reported, are receiving multiple stipends as more than one member had murdered Israelis in terror attacks and that the economy of the Palestinian Authority is based on murdering Israelis and that the majority of the monies provided by the United States, Europe, the United Nations and the entire world go to educating the children to murder Israelis, preferably Jews, and the remainder goes to stipends as payment for such murders with the remainder going into the pockets of Abbas and his cronies.

 

Now, I am sure there are those confused by Secretary Tillerman and other confused somewhat about the Palestinian Authority and what they intend truly to do. Let us start with the Palestinian Authority, as that is the easier of the two. The Palestinian Authority is a terrorist organization despite claims that it is an elected body. It is the elected body which resembles very closely the elected leadership of the PLO, a terror group, and the Fatah leadership, whose party chairman is Abbas. Abbas heads the PLO and is the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas also is the President of Palestine which technically replaced the Palestinian Authority which was disbanded by Abbas on January 3, 2013. On that date, the Palestinian Authority from the office of President Mahmoud Abbas issuing the following Decree:

Official documents, seals, signs and letterheads of the Palestinian National Authority official and national institutions shall be amended by replacing the name ‘Palestinian National Authority’ whenever it appears by the name ‘State of Palestine’ and by adopting the emblem of the State of Palestine.

 

The frightening thing is this idea of the existence of the State of Palestine has been accepted by 131 of the 193 United Nations Member States who supported the recent General Assembly vote recognizing the Palestinian Authority to be a member of the United Nations as the State of Palestine. The vote forced a vote in the Security Council on whether or not Palestine would be admitted to the United Nations. The Security Council vote was lobbied by the United States and subsequently failed thus it did not require the United States to use their Veto. That did not change the recognition granted by the General Assembly. The United Nations still allows the State of Palestine to sit as an observer nation under the title State of Palestine (see images below). Since then, in conflict with the charters of the individual agencies and that of the United Nations, many of the individual agencies have recognized and admitted the State of Palestine to their membership roles. The first to do so was UNESCO who has, since then, passed one resolution after another declaring initially that the Temple Mount has no connection to Judaism. They then extended this claiming that the Western Wall also is purely Islamic just as is the Temple Mount and everything upon the Temple Mount including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are Islamic (see video below). UNICEF has also seen fit to recognize and list information about the State of Palestine including a map and statistics. What is not mentioned is the majority of the clean water is provided by Israel, as is the electricity. Most of the children in Judea and Samaria also, when needed, are given free medical care in Israeli hospitals. All of what is provided by Israel to the Arabs under Abbas and his organizations and upon which they are dependent are never paid for by their leadership thus their costs end up passed on to Israeli customers, just one more inequity which is never considered to be worthy of making the news. Other United Nations also have given recognition for the existence of the State of Palestine which might get one to wondering why there are still debates and negotiations with the Palestinian Authority which no longer exists and for the reason of establishing the State of Palestine which obviously does exist according to much of the world. Why not just set their borders as Area A and Area B and leave Area C for Israel as the Oslo Accords had relegated the dispensation of the lands and allow everything to go from there.

 

State of Palestine seats at the United Nations General Assembly

State of Palestine seats at the United Nations General Assembly

 

 

The final end should be that Abbas should be made to make his claim to the lands which he believes belongs to the State of Palestine and Israel should simply declare what areas under dispute Israel claims. Should there be any difference, which there will be, guaranteed, then a mediator should be appointed, or preferably a group of mediators and simply pound out as compromise. If there cannot be any compromise reached, then let the two then agree that a state of war exists between Israel and the State of Palestine and let things be settled by the old-fashioned means. We could predict what Abbas will claim are the borders for his State of Palestine. They would be the Jordan River, the Mediterranean Sea, the Lebanese border and the Egyptian border. His claim would include Gaza, Judea, Samaria and all of Israel because his desire is not for a State of Palestine as much as it is for the destruction of Israel. It matters not what borders Israel would claim because any land claimed by Israel would be denied by the Arabs as they refuse to permit a Jewish State with any borders, not a single square millimeter. Abbas proved this when the claim that all of Israel was a sacred Waqf of the Arab people, the Palestinians. This means very simply that the violence and terrorism war cannot end as long as any Jew resides on the land which is all of Israel. That is the end in simply language, and Hamas will demand the war continue until every Jew is dead. The reality is simply that the war is against the Jews and once the Jews are gone the war will then continue against the Christians as it has been fighting currently throughout the Islamic Arab world where the Jews were already driven from the lands and this war then continues until the final war which either Islam conquers the entire world or the world completely destroys Islam, there will not be any other settlement unless the Muslims drastically redefine their religion, so why not build in our land as whether we build or do not build, the end will still only come by the same means, the Muslims learning to live with Israel and the rest of the world or we will lose and all be destroyed. We will then know without a doubt which is stronger, Hashem or Allah. That is what will need to be decided once and for all, and the two are not the same and only one can be the true Creator of the Universe.

 

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