Beyond the Cusp

February 14, 2017

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely calls for Gradual Sovereignty

 

Tzipi Hotovely, from the ruling Likud Party, for all intents and purposes is the Israeli Foreign Minister though she insisted she be the Deputy Foreign Minister for religious reasons which are not a consideration except to note her actual position has all the power of any Israeli Foreign Minister. This makes her comments and any policy statements carry the weight of the leader of the Foreign Ministry. That makes her recent statements on the “settlements,” the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and the reality that the Jewish communities are the ones under occupation and threat, not the Arab communities. We agree as the area is under military rule but much of the land is actually ruled under either Jordanian law left over from the Jordanian nineteen year occupation or British law left over from the twenty-five plus years of oppressive and pro-Arab British rule. So, let us first quote exactly the words from Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely:


“In the years when we did not dare to ask sovereignty we lost. We lost justice, truth, the Israeli story. In the years when we told the world that we can resolve the matter in a compromise because we are a peace loving nation, we did not engage in a struggle for justice in Israel. Anyone who does not believe in the right to settle in Shilo, Beit El and Eli has no business in Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Rishon Lezion.
“We learned the hard way that you cannot divide the country. We uprooted Gush Katif and we received the terrible Gaza which is bad for both Israelis and Palestinians,” she added during a meeting with Netanyahu last week where she urged him to apply sovereignty. “It can be done in a gradual manner, starting with the greater Jerusalem area and from there applying Israeli law on the entire settlement enterprise and later to sovereignty from the sea to the Jordan, but doing so requires unity, no contest who is more right-wing.
“We represent half a million people who want the law which applies to them to be the Israeli law and not the Civil Administration and the military regime. It is the settlers who are really under occupation, and it’s time to end the occupation.” Her concluding thought expressed included that, “it is more important to tell the world why we are here, because when we tell our truth, we’ll have stability all around us.”

 

We fully agree with her desire to apply Israeli laws over the entirety of Judea and Samaria and remove the horrifically horrendous anti-Zionist applications of foreign laws and allowing NGO’s and the Supreme Court to uproot Jewish communities on the flimsiest of evidence which often proves to have been false or an extreme stretch using hundreds of years old Ottoman deeds and claims simply to destroy Zionist and religious communities because they are considered an anathema to some Jews backed by European monies. The current situation allows the poisons of European systemic, historic, lingering anti-Semitism couched as anti-Zionism and pro-Palestinianism and pan-Arabism to destroy Jewish lives as well as destroying Jewish employers who employ hundreds of Palestinian Arabs as well as Jews giving these Arabs equal pay and advancement and paying salaries four times that of what they might expect from similar positions in the areas under the Palestinian Authority (PA). These attacks are meant to destroy Jewish claims and make Judea and Samaria into an Arab enclave which will fall most likely to Hamas or possibly to the Islamic State because they believe the falsehood that giving away Judea and Samaria will work better than what occurred when we surrendered Gaza and got hundreds of thousands of rockets, mortars and terrorism in return costing Israeli lives and forcing a generation of Israelis residing near the Gaza border to live under hellish attacks and threats constantly hanging over their heads, literally. Children show signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) except that their Traumatic Stress is current and constant which would make their condition Current-Constant-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CCTSD).

 

Tzipi Hotovely

Tzipi Hotovely

 

Giving all of Judea and Samaria, which includes the Judean Heights which overlook the heart of Central Israel and the vast majority of Israeli industry, production, power generation and three quarters of the population’s residences, would place all of this under direct line of sight for launching rockets, mortars, anti-tank weapons and other weapons which could be used by snipers or casual terrorist who woke-up and desired some excitement defined as shooting Israelis in a barrel with the barrel being Petah Tikva, Rehovot, Giv’atayim, Netanya, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Herzliya, Yafo and, of course the gem and biggest target, Tel Aviv (see map below). Additionally, these heights give a direct shot at more than buildings as it includes direct targeting of all flights in and out of Ben Gurion International Airport as well as easy shooting at vehicles on some of Israel’s most used highways (see images below map). Opening up such vulnerabilities would be beyond insane into suicidal. The building behind the runways is Tel Aviv on up to Netanya and as one can see the Mediterranean Sea beyond one gets an idea at how close and easy it would be to target these communities and the heart of the largest collection of center city structures in Israel. And if all of this were not enough, surrendering Judea and Samaria would leave Jerusalem at the end of a thin vine containing two highways and railway tracks which would be easily cut off leaving Western Jerusalem hanging to die on the cut vine connecting it to the rest of Israel. Surrendering Judea and Samaria would mean surrendering all of Jerusalem as it would simply be a matter of time with modern weaponry to lay siege to Jerusalem by simply making the roadways and rail lines unusable. Lastly, this would also result in the surrender of the Jordan Valley which the Jordan River flows through. This valley is a natural barrier to any land assault and provides Israel with a natural defensive position. Surrendering all of Judea and Samaria would result in allowing the three passes which allow the passing from the Jordan Valley onto the Judean Heights to any Arab force that would be determined to launch a land assault against Israel (see bottom figure below). This was something Israel learned very early in its modern life as Arab armies flowed through these passes on May 15, 1948 when more than a half dozen Arab Armies attacked Israel on the first morning of her existence in an attempt to genocidally destroy all of Israel. This was the declared Arab League’s commentary on the purpose of the attack. This was the attack where Jordan took Judea and Samaria and Egypt took Gaza and these nations occupied what was supposed to be Israeli land and broke the rules of the Geneva Convention by transferring populations into these lands, especially Jordan who forced thousands of Arabs to be relocated from Jordan to Judea and Samaria plus making the Arabs who wished to reside there be rewarded with Jordanian citizenship while annexing the entirety of Judea and Samaria. Their annexation was only recognized by Britain and Pakistan with even the Arab League denouncing the Jordanian actions. Jordan reneged on their offer of citizenship after losing the lands of Judea and Samaria when Israel liberated the areas in the Six Day War in a defensive war in early June of 1967. Jordan subsequently claimed to have gifted Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Arabs as their own nation and denied having annexed the area after Israel recaptured their lands. The final reason why Israel needs to retain Judea and Samaria is that it alters the tactical depth of Israel from a mere nine miles along the midsection to forty-five miles from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea allowing time to react to any land assault instead of immediately being cut in half as would be the case without the lands of Judea and Samaria.

 

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan Depicting the Near Complete Coverage of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan
Depicting the Near Complete Coverage
of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest
Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah
Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

 

Ben Gurion Airport Plane Vulnerability from Palestine (c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

Ben Gurion Airport Plane Vulnerability from Palestine
(c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

 

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)

 

Cutaway View of Tactical Advantage and Necessity of the Jordan Valley and Judean Hills for Defending Coastal Plains and Israel Alongside the Mediterranean Sea

Cutaway View of Tactical Advantage and Necessity
of the Jordan Valley and Judean Hills for Defending
Coastal Plains and Israel Alongside the Mediterranean Sea

 

Obviously we see the necessity for retaining control over all the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea which was guaranteed the Zionist Congress and every Jewish organization and governance right up to November 29, 1947 when the United Nations broke their own Charter rules from Article 80 and offered the Arab League to divide Israel in half and give the most productive areas to the Arab nation and leave the Israeli Jewish State holding two-thirds desert lands in the Negev. The Jews accepted this deal reluctantly but accepted this perfidy by the General Assembly but the Arab League declined this compromise instead relying on what they figured would be an easy victory destroying Israel and genocidally cleansing the land of the Jews. They had the armies of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and the Sudan plus militias and the Palestinian army under Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al Husseini. There were rumors that operating behind the scenes and possibly closer to the front lines there were former British and Nazi officers assisting the Arab forces most often with the Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi forces. When the Arab League rejected the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 dividing the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea the entire resolution became null and void. By null and void we and the rules mean into the circular file, burned in the furnace, gone, disappeared, vaporized, and most important, completely irretrievable. United Nations General Assembly Resolutions, not just 181, become inapplicable as soon as any side rejects any part, let alone all of the resolution as the Arab League did Resolution 181 immediately upon its passage. That particular rejection just might have set a world record which will be impossible to beat as the Arab League had decided to reject the action by the United Nations before it even was finished being written, let alone the ink to dry. This is also why there has not been a peace reached with the Palestinian Arabs as they are simply the mallet with which the Arab League and the Arab World has been beating Israel senseless for the past seventy plus years. The PA obeys much of the Khartoum Resolution and the Three No’s; no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel. The PA may appear to negotiate with Israel but if you look at the results you will find that the PA have never kept a single agreement and have never compromised on their demand that all of Israel be placed under Arab rule, period. This has been the demand from day one with the sole possible change to be allowed is that the Jews will be permitted to reside as Dhimmis under their Arab masters. Such is supposed to be better than what Jordan did to the Jews who owned land, homes, farms, businesses and other properties in Judea and Samaria as they were ejected from their properties which were then given to Arabs that were forced by Jordan to move to these properties in order to permanently change the ownership making a record which refused Jewish ownership.

 

That brings us back to the comments and ideas of the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely. The problem with her idea is that it opens up Israel to constant denial of ownership of any of Judea and Samaria. With her idea of first annexing all of Jerusalem, a useless idea as Jerusalem has already been annexed and the Arab citizens granted Israeli citizenship with partial political rights. As we discussed in our article Why Does Israel Continue to Exist Today?, Israel was only required to grant the people residing in their homelands before they were declared a state civil rights, property rights, religious rights but not necessarily political rights. That is why and how Israel is permitted to allow the Arabs of East Jerusalem the right to vote in any Jerusalem election, though that was not required and done out of fairness as that is the one set of elections which most affects their lives, but not permit them to vote in national elections as of now. Then she wants to annex the suburbs around Jerusalem. Her idea continues to then annex the “settlement blocks” which are only in parts of Area C. Then she would eventually annex more and at some point the rest of the entirety of Judea and Samaria. Really? Such a plan is guaranteed to fail as the world comes unglued at each step. And knowing how the Likud lead-headed politically-defective step by step gradual way of accomplishing anything they feel might be controversial. Nothing could be any more wrong-headed and reality-challenged. They have learned nothing from their means of building housing in Judea and Samaria. Each time they take a single step they invite condemnations, denunciations, criminal charges to be filed, and international uproar. They announce the plan to debate allowing the building of twenty apartments in one block of a single building. The world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks. Then Israel announces they will take tenders (bids) for the building of the twenty apartments in a single building and the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks. Then they announce they are reviewing the tenders and deciding which contractors will be in the final considerations and the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks. The announcement then comes on which contractor won the bid and the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks. Then they announce the intended date they will break ground and the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks. Then they announce the date again with two weeks to go and the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks and then with one week to go and the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks. Then comes the big announcement that the building has been cancelled because of the world outcry and, believe it or not, the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks over the fact that Israel even had considered such an affront to the world order. Did you catch a consistency in this process? Yep, every time Israel announced anything with the word build in any form the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks. What does this mean for annexing Judea and Samaria? Well, probably that Israel would be best served by simply annexing all of Judea and Samaria in one fell swoop, rather than in small steps as she presented, and the world screams endlessly for a couple of weeks and then life continues.

 

The reason that so many Israelis are so touchy and seemingly timid about anything concerning Judea and Samaria is they have become gun shy. The constant screaming by a small minority of the world but a very loud and active group has scared them into believing that much of the world is against Israel. The problem is the more Israel acts like a scared two year old the more people jump on the bandwagon as it becomes less of a cost if Israelis run timid. The way to prevent this situation would be to take the entire problem on straight ahead and grab the bull by the horns. Simply take exactly what the world granted Israel from the beginning, well, almost the beginning. The very beginning Israel was supposed to be all the lands of the British Mandate, all of what today is Jordan as well as the lands west of the Jordan River. Responding to Arab pressures in the form of pogroms and rioting killing Jews and attacking British soldiers, the British reneged giving the 78% of the lands, all the lands east of the Jordan River to the Iraqi border to the Arabs placing it under the Hashemite King Hussein. That left the 22% of the lands west of the Jordan River for the Jewish State. The arguments are over the lands occupied by Jordan illegally and liberated by Israel. All Israel need do to end the tortuous Arab-Israeli conflict is formally annex the remainder of their lands, Judea and Samaria. Simply extend Israeli law over the entirety of the lands west of the Jordan River and simply permit the Arabs to vote in local election but not in national elections. In some cities the elections will require being split with the Arabs ruling part of the city and the Jews ruling their part of the city. This would be necessary in Hevron and some other split cities. The schools would need to come under Israeli education system and not continue to be indoctrination institution teaching the Arabs students to hate Jews and portray martyrdom as an honorable act respected and which will grant great pride and honor to be given to your family along with a permanent paycheck for their having a martyr in their family. Ending the atmosphere of hatred and violence and allowing the people to have rights while removing the kleptocrats currently ruling over the Arabs in Judea and Samaria would give the Arabs of Judea and Samaria greater opportunity to succeed and make a better future for themselves. With time, the Arab society would prosper and there is a movement in Jordan to extend citizenship in Jordan and install democratic governance replacing King Hussein. We discussed this in our article Israel’s Worst Enemy is Israel. This option is a real possible and fair solution if only the world will give the Palestinian Arab majority in Jordan the opportunity to have self-rule. Granted, there will need to be some deal for a generous reward for the Jordanian King and his family as they will need to abdicate their power and likely accept a ceremonial position similar to the royalty in England and other European nations which are governed by a democratic form such as a parliament or whatever and their royalty are ceremonial with a comfortable life style and allowance from the government. This with allowing that the minority in Jordan have their rights protected can lead to a new dawn in Jordan and as the JOC desires peace and cooperation with Israel there could be a situation where the Arab Palestinians residing in Judea and Samaria who are currently under PA jurisdiction can become Jordanian citizens while remaining in Israel as legal resident aliens. This would have them voting in Jordanian elections and taxing would need to be decided by the two governments such that these Jordanians are not a burdensome demand on Israeli support. All of these difficulties can be overcome and Israel can claim all of her promised lands and peace will be the logical result. Let the world scream for the entire three to six months before they get tired of screaming at the hand and getting nowhere. Should anybody be so determined to take the annexing to any international court they will find out very quickly why the Arabs never took that route, Israel has the rights to all the land and the treaties and agreements to show for it starting with the San Remo Conference and on all the way to Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which overrules and voids the recent angry resolution that President Obama fostered through the United Nations Security Council as a Chapter Six Resolution which is not binding.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

July 4, 2016

How Else Can This End?

 

Everyone wants to know what can be done to restart the so-called peace process between Israel and the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians, from here on referred to as AWCTP. The usual way it goes is some European country, the United States, the United Nations, the European Union or who knows who else initially calls for a conference or already are at the United Nations where they are always at some convention or another and eventually they come to the point that in order to restart the so-called peace process they will need some exchange of some sacrifice in order to change the situation thus making there a glimmer of hope. Then they reach the next step, an unfortunate and obvious step, they realize that Israel must be forced to sacrifice something of worth because the AWCTP refuse to sacrifice anything but are very good at demanding everything in order to even shake hands with any Israeli. So, this is how it starts and has started every time for almost fifty years. They realize they must demand the Israelis make some show of good faith because the other side had absolutely no good faith, they only have faith that they can wait for the rest of the world to defeat the Jews for them. People ask now why the Israelis believe that their settlements are legal under the Oslo Accords. They believe their settlements are legal under the Oslo Accords because they are legal under the Oslo Accords and always have been for almost fifty years. Israel has released thousands upon thousands of murdering terrorist prisoners who return to murder more Israelis and also some Americans and Europeans who happened to be in Israel at the wrong time. The Israelis have surrendered control over areas of Area B but have never surrendered Area C territories because that was always supposed to be part of Israel. Israel had talked of sacrificing some of Area C but only in exchange for a final and permanent peace and nothing less. The world believes Israel should surrender all of Area C along with Areas A & B which they have all but surrendered them as they have pre-surrendered them in order to finalize a lasting peace. Area A was always meant to be the AWCTP’s land and Area B was to be negotiated with shared possession until a final agreement dividing Area B was finalized. The world has decided differently and now is demanding all of Area C but this still will not satisfy the AWCTP as they demand all the lands. Not the “occupied” lands but all of the lands from the River to the Sea. The AWCTP have gotten so much assistance from the world that they now are completely sure that they can wait for the world to rid the entire area of its Jews and make a present of all the land and that is exactly what their textbooks show in their schools, all the land belonging to the AWCTP and no more Israel (see below).

 

Palestinian Textbook Maps depicting Palestine as replacing Israel, not sharing the land in peace and security as the Europeans and the rest of the West insist to misrepresent

 

These demands have gotten to the point where Israel had nothing else to give, at least not willingly. The world will slowly realize that Israel has nothing left to give and that is when the world will reach a decision, they have to rid the Middle East of its Jews. The Arabs have found themselves patsies to do what they have tried to accomplish countless times. There was their initial attempt in 1948 where they succeeded in taking Gaza and Judea and Samaria, what Jordan renamed the West Bank. They tried to include them in their 1956 closing the Suez Canal as well as the Straights of Tiran closing off the Israeli trade route to Asia. Then they attempted again in 1967 where they managed to lose Gaza, Judea and Samaria along with the Sinai Peninsula. Israel made her willingness to make peace by returning all of the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt for a peace treaty, even a cold peace, a risky and cold peace but Israel desires peace enough to take risks. They even offered Jordan to retain the areas they occupied in 1948, Judea and Samaria. Jordan decided that they did not want to retain the AWCTP as they found them to be more of a disturbance and really held a grudge after the 1970 attempted overthrow of the Jordanian Monarchy, Parliament and the remainder of the government in what the Jordanians refer to as Black September. The Jordanians saw all of them as just more of the same Yasser Arafat revolutionaries and troublemakers and preferred to leave the problem in the Israelis neighborhood. The AWCTP after attempting to overthrow the Jordanian government, then proceeded to attempt an overthrow of the government in Lebanon in 1982 where the Israelis came at the behest of the Maronite Christian Militias who were threatened by Arafat and the Syrian army starting the First Lebanon War. Israelis were closing on Beirut to capture Arafat and the leaders of the PLO when they were instructed not to enter Beirut by the United States who then proceeded to rescue Yasser Arafat and his leadership cadre by helicopter and flew them to Tunis, Tunisia. This started the immediate demands from the world and secretive meeting with the Israeli left politicians which finally led to the Oslo Accords and everything that lead to the current situation and still the demands are all on Israel.

 

That is why there was recently the confab in Paris where a group of Foreign Ministers from numerous nations met French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault attended also by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The only accomplishment, beyond great press coverage and grand promises ahead of the convention, was a promise to attempt to meet again before the end of the year as they desired making some progress before President Obama departs the White House. Their announcement gave the real reason for the push to force a restart of the peace process and it has nothing to do with peace and everything to do with providing President Obama with the cherry atop his legacy, an humbled Israel beleaguered surrendering the remainder of the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria in exchange for a handshake on the White House lawn with President Obama and an assembly of Foreign Ministers behind him as witness to this historic picture session. Fortunately the majority of Foreign Ministers saw no reason to attach their names to an effort so useless and transparent and most will likely not return before year’s end. Some of them have honor and refuse to add their names to such a hollow venture, and they should be praised and perhaps be emulated. But this has all been seen before and the end has always been the same, in the end the AWCTP side demands the unacceptable or simply leaving all in a huff as Yasser Arafat did to decline his own offer that President William Jefferson Clinton spent the entire evening and into the night before convincing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak that the deal was a good as it were likely to get and darned if Prime Minister Ehud Barak didn’t give in and accept the deal as defined by Yasser Arafat to President Willian Jefferson Clinton content in the belief he had defined something no amount of sweet talking could ever make the Israeli leader bend. Arafat then refused his own offer and left without making any further demands. The next step was the Taba meetings which Arafat never attended and refused every proposal that followed. Why is it always Paris?

 

These Foreign Ministers likely realize the reality that Israel has nothing which they are willing to throw away as Mahmoud Abbas is simply Yasser Arafat in a suit and tie, nothing more and nothing less. His position is the same as Arafat, the Jews must all leave the land and return it to the Arab Muslims as they believe that any lands conquered by the Arab Muslims must always remain theirs and that includes every inch of the Jews historic and ancient homelands. There are no people who exist in modern times who predate the Israelis as the Israelites who have ruled these lands dating from before 1000 B.C.E. It was before 1000 B.C.E. that King David led the Israelites and conquered Jerusalem making it the eternal capital city of the Jews. The Israelites broke into two nations during troublesome times, one called Israel and the other Judea. The norther kingdom, Israel, was conquered by the Assyrians and was never heard from again until recent times. They made up the ten lost tribes of Israel. The remaining country was Judea, the one that the Romans renamed and that the AWCTP borrowed their moniker from. The name originates from the Philistines who resided in the area today called Gaza and Israel has ceded that land to the AWCTP who lost it to Hamas who have carried out a terror war ever since while the AWCTP claim it is occupied. Actually, they are correct as long as they mean that Hamas stole it from them and is occupying the land as Israel most assuredly left it making painful sacrifices uprooting a community of over ten-thousand Israelis leaving their greenhouses for the AWCTP to use to start an economy; the same greenhouses which were dismantled and turned into rockets and launchers and fired back at the Israelis once Hamas took control. Judeans, as the Israelites were then known, were scattered to the far corners of the Roman Empire after their second revolution against Rome. From there came the legend of the wandering Jew. This was due to the simple fact that the Jews never amounted to a population larger than they had at the onset of the Greek and Roman occupations. The Jews were often evicted from cities, fiefdoms and entire nations whenever things went bad such as famine, disease, economic problems or simply to amuse the people or their rulers and lastly when religious leaders demanded the lands be purified of the disbelievers or the unclean or whatever terminology pleased the faithful. Thus the world became accustomed to the Jews as a wandering people living at the behest and milk of kindness of the rulers and the people restricted often to the jobs and occupations the people found most displeasing and often as the money lenders who served to make commerce easier than the barter system. This was why when there were economic problems it was always the Jews who were blamed. It was not until after World War I that the Jewish people finally were promised their ancient Biblical homelands by the Allied powers of Britain, France, Italy, Russia and Japan; yes, Japan. The United States was an observing power and agreed though did not sign a treaty until they signed the Anglo-American Treaty which also in one section included the granting of the lands for the Jewish State. The origins of this was the Balfour Declaration which was formalized by the San Remo Conference which was then included in subsequent treaties which the Ottomans and the Arab League agreed upon. Finally, a number of years after the end of World War II and likely influenced by but not as payment for the Holocaust, Israel was reborn in a single day. The Jews were without their ancestral homes for less than two thousand years though they lived under a series of occupations for another five hundred years. Before this they resided in their lands for a thousand years and extended their lands as far north as the Euphrates River (seen the map below). The Philistines are the area in yellow near Gaza of today and the Phoenicians in pale blue near where Lebanon and western Syria.

 

Eretz Yisroel as formed after the conquests by the Kingdoms of King David and King Solomon; both of whom allowed the Principalities of Edom, Moab and Ammon to be semi-autonomous as long as they and their armies supported Eretz Yisroel

Eretz Yisroel as formed after the conquests by the Kingdoms of King David and King Solomon; both of whom allowed the Principalities of Edom, Moab and Ammon to be semi-autonomous as long as they and their armies supported Eretz Yisroel

 

The Arab Muslims were simply the last who conquered the Holy Lands which are named such as Judaism and Christianity were both born in these lands. The lands were contested for years during the Crusades as Christians came from Europe attempting to reconquer Jerusalem with intermittent success but in the end the Arabs retained the lands until the Ottoman Turks conquered the lands of the Caliphate. These were the lands which they lost during World War I. After World War I and through World War II and for a while into the 1950s the Europeans held much of the Middle East and North Africa as colonies. This was after over a thousand years of Muslim colonization. Yet somehow it is the Europeans who are called the great colonizers. These same people claim that the Jewish People never resided in the Holy Land and that Jerusalem was not the site of the First Temple and the Second Temple. The end of this history is that the Jews, as Prime Minister Golda Meir so aptly put it, we have nowhere to go. Even if we had somewhere to go we do not desire anywhere else. The Jews have prayed facing Jerusalem and have prayed every year with the world, “Next year in Jerusalem” at the end on every Seder and often at the end of many holy days’ prayers. The truth of the desire of the Jewish People was aptly stated in the Song of Babylon, in which there are these words:

 

Psalm 137

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
May my right hand forget her skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth,
If I do not remember you,
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.

 

Yet this is the lands and the city that Mahmoud Abbas and the AWCTP demand we give them not because they won it in any wars as each war the Arabs failed to dislodge the Jews from our Homelands. They will only accept all the land over our dead bodies if at all possible. On the other hand we have offered numerous times all of the heartlands of Judea and Samaria and even to share our ancient Capital City. But they demand from the River to the Sea and they have crowds of youths on campuses across Europe and America finishing this with the line Palestine must be free. This is what they demand, no compromise, no peace. They promise that even if they are forced to accept a partial peace with some of what they claim that they will continue to resist occupation, a euphemism for continued terrorist strikes like earlier this week killing a young thirteen year old girl in her bed as she slept stabbing her repeatedly in the back. Hallel-Yaffa Ariel was the young girl’s name and she was stabbed over a dozen times in the back and was transported to a hospital where she died despite desperate efforts to save her life.

 

Hallel-Yaffa Ariel

Hallel-Yaffa Ariel

 

This is the war the AWCTP terrorists fight while Hamas launches rockets and Hezballah threatens from Lebanon to launch many thousands of rockets and missiles throughout Israel while their supplier, Iran, has sworn to destroy Israel with nuclear weapons as soon as they are able. We will not be moved and the other choice appears to have numerous of threats to destroy the land of Israel in a, ‘If we cannot have it then nobody will have it,’ which is exactly the threats that Hamas, Hezballah and Iran all promise and the PLO threatens. There is only one of two ways that this will end, with a second Holocaust or with such a horrific war that the Arabs and Muslims finally give up their threats and leave the Jews to live in peace in our ancient Biblical lands. How Else Can This End?

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

March 15, 2016

There Will Never be a Demilitarized Palestine

 

Let us start this opinion piece admitting such straight out. We will claim this is our view and in no way represents the known opinion by us of any political party or entity within Israel and we doubt it ever will as the world cannot accept reality. Let us also report one simple fact that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Corp test-fired ballistic missiles that had written on them in Hebrew, “Israel must be wiped off the Earth.” Also, any Palestinian State cannot be ruled separately with Hamas Ruling in Gaza allied with Islamic Jihad and likely in time if not already with the Islamic State (ISIS) and with the PLO terror wing which would subsume the PA which is but its masquerade face painted over the rotting hatreds at its core so as to make them appear acceptable to the Western World, especially the European Union and many of its member states. The Western World likes to believe in fairy tales whereby if a peace were ever reached with Mahmoud Abbas that Hamas would gladly join the party and celebrate an end to its violence against Israel. That is utter nonsense and in the quiet moments when the truth is whispered they admit such. Abbas has spoken the truth a million times in his native Arabic as has the dame fatal who recently serenaded the advisors and other members of the Obama Administration as well as Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Hanan Ashrawi, singing a tired old tune calling for the United Nations and Western World to force Israel into reasonableness, another world for complete surrender. The PLO is fully aware that even when Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump or especially John Kasich, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio is elected, none of them will pose a greater hope for assisting them with the destruction of Israel and their only real opportunity is now with the waning hours of President Obama’s second term. So, what would happen should there ever be an agreement which established an Arab state alongside of Israel with much of Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza all under a single governance stipulated to be demilitarized, that is what needs be answered and in that answer the only obvious plan for a real peace will become clearly revealed.

 

The one thing which seems to have escaped everybody’s notice started back in 1947 when the United Nations on November 29 offered to divide the lands between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea evenly with two-thirds of the Jewish State in the Negev Desert and Jerusalem as an international zone under United Nations rule. The Arab League refused this offer and their reason defined the entire Arab Israeli conflict. Their reason was they could not accept or permit in any form a Jewish State ever, period. This was further enforced when at the very dawn of the first day Israel was attacked by the combined armies of over a half dozen nations with the intent of a genocidal cleansing of the lands of the Jewish presence, let alone as a nation. Over the next year and a half the Israeli forces not only resisted being slaughtered but at the end managed to break through in the final hours to Jerusalem breaking the siege and permitting both the retention of part of the ancient Israelite Capital City since the time of King David and holding the route from Tel Aviv on the shore through to the Capital of Jerusalem. The Arabs attempted twice more to destroy Israel in the Six Day War of 1967 where the attacking armies managed to force Israel into taking control of the Golan Heights from what used to be Syria, the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt and liberating all of Judea and Samaria from Jordanian occupation and Gaza Strip from Egyptian occupation, that is very important, Jordanian occupation and Egyptian occupation. That begs the question of whose lands were the Egyptians and Jordanians occupying. Wait for it. The lands at the dawn of May 15, 1948 belonged to, you guessed it, Israel. These were the lands lost by Israel to the invading Arab armies back in 1948 when at the very start of hostilities all of Gaza belonged to Israel and the Jordan River was the Israeli eastern border where that morning the combined armies of Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia were perched waiting for dawn to attack with the sun at their backs, and it must have been of great help as they pushed through half way to the Mediterranean before the nascent Israeli forces were capable of stopping the advance and in the process a Jewish force ended up surrounded in western Jerusalem and remained there until the end of the fighting when they were finally relieved allowing Western Jerusalem to remain in Israeli possession. The main point is that the Jordan River and the Gaza were both initially a part of Israel when it was designed and formed by the United Nations. There was another attempt which almost succeeded which came during Yom Kippur War of 1973 where Israel troops held or delayed the attacking forces of Syria and Egypt sufficiently that the reserves and soldiers on leave for the High Holidays were able to form a credible defense. Units were initially mixed as soldiers simply gathered and formed functioning units until order could be restored to the IDF and by the time the war ended Israel was moving on Damascus, Cairo and Alexandria but agreed to return to the final positions from the Six Day War returning vital lands to Syria and Egypt. That also needs to be heeded as Israel had crossed the Suez Canal and rolled off the Golan Heights heading across Syria, so Israel gave back lands even before any negotiations had been held.

 

 

A map of Israel should any of the nations of the world actually be honest and truly be seeking peace which can only be attained should Israel have the most defensive borders imaginable.

A map of Israel should any of the nations of the world actually be honest
and truly be seeking peace which can only be attained should Israel
have the most defensive borders imaginable.

 

When the Arab nations finally resigned to the fact that Israel was not going to be easily overrun militarily they devised a new tactic, destruction from within by political means. Thus was born the Arab Palestinians who were the Arabs who resided in the areas previously occupied by Egypt and Jordan. Odd as it may at first appear, the Palestinians were made up of areas which were held by two distinct nations, Egypt and Jordan. Many of the Arabs residing in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) were actually Jordanians who moved into the area under the assistance of the Jordanian government as well as the original Arabs who would have been Israelis, though over time the difference became a difference without any difference as both groups were Arabs and had all been granted Jordanian citizenship, thus are all previously Jordanians while the Arabs in Gaza were never granted Egyptian citizenship despite Gaza being occupied by Egypt for almost twenty years. The decision was, by assigning to these Arabs who were no different from Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Iraqis, Saudi Arabians or any Arabs anywhere on Earth, the denotation of a new and presumed aboriginal identity. They were assigned a distinction which actually does not exist, but this was necessary to in order to plant a cancer within Israel with the hoped plan of destroying Israel in stages until Israel was so weakened by this disease placed within its borders that the Arab nations could marshal their armies and finally excise Israel from their midst. This was hoped to happen in a reasonably short period but things did not work as well as hoped and instead the cancer also revolted against their masters.

 

 

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

 

The Palestinians attempted to overthrow the monarchy in Jordan and then proceeded to Lebanon where they initiated a civil war which resulted in the forming of Hezballah which eventually eviscerated Lebanon changing it from its Christian origins into a dysfunctional terrorist state all but directly ruled by Hezballah, an almost universally recognized terrorist army. The Hezballah terror army had been most evident of late fighting in support of the Iranian puppet state of Bashir al-Assad in Syria or what used to be Syria and have also been reported assisting the Houthis in their war supported by Iran in Yemen. One could easily argue that Hezballah is the Iranian attack dog which will bite wherever directed by Iran which had, until recently, only used Hezballah to control Lebanon and attack Israel whenever Iran wished the world to look elsewhere, anywhere other than at Iran itself. This new and expansive use of Hezballah, one of the most expansive terror groups with cells worldwide, diverted so much of their resources from Lebanon that Iran sought new terror groups to employ against Israel. This created a strange pair of bedfellows as Iran started providing Hamas with funds and rocket technologies to improve their rocket threat to Israel. This was a first for a Shiite nation to be providing such aid to a Sunni group; but when it comes to destroying Israel, sometimes things can override other lessor differences, even some which has existed for many centuries. Iran has been attempting to gain similar inroads with the PLO through which they would gain control of the PA and the assigned respect and support of Europe, the United Nations and even some degree of recognition from the United States through Abbas and the method that first the Europeans and United Nations recognized as the one concept they could support in recognizing a weakening of Israel and possibly its eventual destruction without having to admit their perfidy.

 

That leads to the central dilemma, how can peace be made and still allow for Arab and Islamic acquiescing to the agreement. This takes us all the way back to November 29, 1947 where the Arab world gave their only and final answer, they would never, ever, ever recognize nor allow, permit, or in any way even negotiate with the Zionist entity Israel. The Arab League held a conference on September 1, 1967 in Khartoum, Sudan and produced what the Arab League called the Khartoum Resolution which stated that the Arab World would hold the line against Israel with no recognition, no peace, no negotiation, period. The full document can be read here. Many Arab League nations initially broke relations with Egypt when they made their peace with Israel. Egypt received the return of the Sinai Peninsula but resigned their occupation of Gaza back to Israel. The Arab League could not long ignoring the most populated Arab nation and the home of the leading Islamic University and after the Arab League relented over Egypt making peace with Israel, Jordan followed suit returning the parts of Judea and Samaria back to Israel relenting on the area they had renamed something less Jewish, West Bank, and reneged on their citizenship including on Jordanians who had relocated to take advantage of lower land value leaving their contribution to the ticking time bomb. Jordan subsequently claimed they had not relented returning the lands to Israel but had given it to Yasser Arafat to form a new Arab nation and thus the Arab Israeli Conflict entered its latest iteration. The one item which must be remembered is that the Arab Israeli conflict is a war, repeat, a war and wars can only be resolved when one side is destroyed or surrenders. Destroyed speaks for itself while surrender means that terms need to be reached which may include deportation or relocation of entire populations. The one other item which is always glossed over because Israel accepted and integrated almost a million Jews who were deported, forcibly removed or left due to threats to their lives from the many Arab and Muslim nations across the Middle East and North Africa. The Arab nations have kept their relocated refugees in apartment buildings separate from their populations refusing them equal if any rights and limited if any employment opportunities leaving them as a weapon with which to demand be resettled in Israel flooding Israel with the original half million which have since included their children and children’s children some to fourth generation now numbering close to five million forsaken souls. These camps are spread between the numerous Arab nations with some coming under assault by Assad and being driven off with the rest of the refugees from the Syrian debacle.

 

 

Left side map depicts the division of the Promised Land amongst the tribes and right side map compares the modern promised land from the Jordan west to the Mediterranean Sea compared to the maximum of area during King David’s and King Solomon’s reigns.

 

The Arab Israeli conflict, renamed the Palestinian Israeli conflict though still the exact same conflict and set of problems, basically has to reach a decision as to a set of three principle dilemmas. These are the final borders of the State of Israel, the placement and resettling of Palestinian Arab refugees from the camps throughout the Arab world as this is actually still a conflict between the Arab world and Israel, the Jewish state. The first and most important argument made by the Israelis is not a workable solution as even a Palestinian state which might begin as demilitarized, it would not long remain demilitarized as Iran and others would smuggle arms to their allied segments within the state be they PLO, Hamas or any other group or family. This has been proven by the rocket attacks by Hamas, the armaments and over hundred thousand rockets and missiles deployed throughout Lebanon concentrated south of the Litani river and along the Becca Valley Hezballah stronghold and training areas. The arms in numbers and varieties would be provided lavishly quickly ending any hopes of a real demilitarized Palestinian Arab state and instead replaced with one of the most highly militarized states as once the initial arms were provided and any confrontation with Israel is staged, then the Arab world would scream foul accusing Israel of disproportional force demanding that the Palestinians be permitted weapons for defensive usage. From there to tanks, fighter aircraft, helicopters, artillery and anything even including naval vessels for Gaza with the spiral being taken further at every opportunity would logically follow as if fitting an actual plan, imagine that. The eventual end of the whole Arab Israeli conflict, no matter what name one wishes to give the actual events, can only come to fruition in one of two outcomes, the end of Israel or the realization by the Arab and Muslim worlds that ridding themselves of the Jewish state will always be far more costly than they can reasonably accept. In other words, it can only end which one side surrenders and accepts their defeat. As things stand that is a long way from becoming reality. The first problem is that the Arab and Muslim world can fight Israel using their sacrificial pawns the Palestinians and various terror groups such as Hezballah and not resort to using any valuable resources of their own which they would prefer not to risk. Having Palestinians and other expendable assets sacrificed is something the Arab world has been willing to risk for over sixty years through one Intifada after another with their expendables now extending to include some incitable youths residing within Israel. Further, there are the Hezballah terror assets which had been the Iranian weapon of choice against Israel which they have since expanded to include Hamas due to other priorities taxing Hezballah capabilities. In order for there to be any change in the current routine of Intifadas and rocket wars, depending on whether the assaults are coming from Judea and Samaria or from Gaza, the Arab world pays little if any price other than possibly funding and even that they siphon off as much as possible from European, United Nations and United States funding sources. For there to be a fundamental change there would need to be an alteration forcing a price in the greater Arab and Muslim world for their warfare against Israel. Israel has been wary to escalate the conflict in any form but eventually the cost to Israel will force such an escalation.

 

There is but one single way in which Israel could escalate the confrontations forcing a level of cost onto the greater Arab world and Iran, fighting to win outright and not simply to contain the problem kicking the inevitable down the road repeatedly. The point at which Israel will have little if any choice may be coming faster than anybody realizes. If the United Nations Security Council forces a resolution through Chapter Seven Resolution and is willing to back up such a resolution with military force then Israel would soon be facing the world parked on her doorstep protecting the very lands from which rocket and terror attacks would be emanating and have no other choice but to issue an ultimatum for the world to end the Arab war against Israel or be prepared to remove their forces as Israel had been placed in a position of facing escalating danger that her people were unwilling to permit any further. With the world protecting the terrorists Israel would have no other choice. The other solution would be to give one final warning to the PLO and PA and other terror operatives in Judea and Samaria to cease or face being driven from their lands as Israel would no longer accept the slow death spiral forced upon her by the governing body known as the Palestinian Authority and the various entities it claimed to govern. Once Israel resorts to such an ultimatum there can be no more half measures or backtracking, the full force of the IDF forcing all of the PA and its people beyond the Jordan River and declaring the entire conflict finished and the original borders of Israel restored and final would need to be the unalterable position and let the world say and act as they choose. Such a choice would not come easy but losing three or more citizens to wanton terror is equally unacceptable and no nation would ever allow such a situation to persist anywhere near as long as Israel has suffered such losses. The time will eventually arrive when Israel facing little other alternatives and after having exhausted all other options will need end this conflict and make the Arab world admit their error in attempting to destroy Israel for seven decades and finally accept a reality which is never going to change. What other alternative is there as the Arabs known as the Palestinians have the same position as their forebearers, no recognition, no peace, no negotiation, period. Israel is going to need to alter that formula by whatever means necessary, period.

 

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