Beyond the Cusp

April 7, 2019

Where Can the World’s Jews Go?

 

Let us, for argument’s sake, presume that Israel would not be the first choice for much of the Jews should they face needing to relocate from their present country. This is not too far from reality when considering far too many of the American Jews believe every evil thing the world accuses Israel of perpetrating. We are going to assume, for this article and potentially some not too distant future, that the United Nations had voted through the General Assembly a resolution that the Security Council strip Israel of her membership in the United Nations, rescinded the November 29, 1947 Resolution which many believe was permission for the founding of Israel (it was not anything of the kind), declared Israel a non-entity and barred Israel from any interaction with the world of the United Nations. Impossible, you tell us. The United Nations in UNSC Res. 2334 authored and submitted by United States President Obama has already declared all the regions beyond the Green Line to be off-limits to Jews. This was President Obama’s parting shot at Bibi Netanyahu as well as Israel and all Jews in general. Does anybody think for a minute that should the United States cease vetoing anti-Israel resolutions in the Security Council that the rest of the world would waste any time before delegitimizing Israel? Such would be a done deal within two weeks. So, our premise that, thanks to the United Nations, in particular a Security Council with no moral compass remaining, Israel has been ostracized from the rest of the world and the only means of reaching Israel would be to run a United Nations enforcement blockade or walk through Lebanon, Syria, Jordan or Egypt to reach Israel. Your best hope would be a very fast ship in the dead of night simply initially trying to sneak by and if intercepted, well, that is why we stated very fast ship. \

So, the world has spit Israel from its midst, surrounded her with a naval and air blockade, has already shot down two aircraft for entering Israeli air space and detained hundreds from attempting to enter via the Mediterranean and there are no numbers telling the outcomes of any who attempted entry traveling through Arab lands, but it is assumed they did not fare well. At this point in time, there are still over a million Jews in Europe and over three million, possibly four million, Jews in the United States. Were they to face rising levels of animosity both from numerous groups who have rid the world of the scourge of Israel and those who have now set their sights on the remainder of the Jews, where would they find safe refuge. When this is brought up, we hear a lot about the rule of law, human rights and the protections granted by Constitutions and legal principles. Where these arguments fall flat is when one simply looks back at the 1920’s and early 1930’s. Seeking the most advanced, politically free, most private rights protections, highly civilized, leader in physics, mathematics, chemistry, power generation, literature, music and virtually every other human endeavor all eyes turned to Germany. Germany was where scientists went to advance their careers and learn from the greatest minds on the planet. Remember that Albert Einstein still resided in Germany during this period as did most of the other top physicists of this era such as Heisenberg, Edward Teller, James Franck, Wernher von Braun, Niels Bohr, and many numerous others were in Germany making it the center of the world of physics amongst numerous other fields. So, such a purging has occurred in modern times and if one looks throughout human history, the Jews have been purged from nation after nation with some qualifying for that dubious honor more than once. So, it is not as if such is without precedent.

So, we will claim that three and a half million Jews in the United States and almost another million from around the world largely from Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania plus any region with any sizeable Jewish presence, are all forced to vacate from their homes and find someplace in this wide world where they can find refuge. This mass revulsion against the Jews would have been preceded by a United Nations Resolution condemning Jews equating them with being merely half-human and the rest alien to the safety and purity of the human genome. With the Jews now officially a taint to the DNA if they should breed outside their own and a danger should they have children one with another, the only safe path was to expel Jews from everywhere they could be identified. By this time, the world anti-Semitism had reached unprecedented levels and universal acceptance. Obviously, universal acceptance of some of the most damning claims against the Jews now being common fodder everywhere and with Israel barricaded, to where do these Jews flee? The truth of the matter is they would have nowhere to flee just as the nine-hundred-plus Jews on the MS St. Louis sailed the length of the east coast of the United States while Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the State Department refused to allow them entry to America simply because America already had all the Jews they desired. That was the official position expressed by the State Department and we quote, “Breckinridge Long, the State Department officer responsible for issuing visas, was deeply anti-Semitic. He was determined to limit immigration and used the State Department’s power to create a number of barriers that made it almost impossible for refugees to seek asylum in the United States. For example, the application form for US visas was eight feet long and printed in small type. Long believed that he was “the first line of defense” against those who would “make America vulnerable to enemies for the sake of humanitarianism.” Long and his colleagues at the State Department went so far as to turn away a group of Jewish refugees aboard the St. Louis in May 1939 when the German ocean liner sought to dock in Florida after the refugees were denied entry to Cuba. Following their deportation back to Europe, many of these people perished in the Holocaust.” Yet, still, there are numerous Jews who protest to this day, it cannot happen here. Early in 1939, an unidentified Canadian immigration agent was asked how many Jews would be allowed in Canada after the war. He replied, “None is too many.” We could take a trip around the world and seek out more and similar positions concerning allowing the Jews to escape persecution and we doubt it would be any different in such a future. \

(The refugees, (Jews)) were welcomed nowhere and could be assimilated nowhere. Once they had left their homeland they remained homeless, once they had left their state they remained stateless; once they had been deprived of their human rights they were rightless, the scum of the earth.
–Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1973), 267.

Now that we have basically established that it can happen here because it already happened here, let us continue with our little imaginary escapade. With no other nation on earth outside a select few who also took in Jews during the Holocaust and one even denied their Nazi allies when ordered to either murder their Jews or turn them over to the German SS Officer to return them to Germany and put them where they belonged, which of course was Japan, who along with China and the Philippines allowed Jewish refugees harbor. These nations could not give refuge to close to four million refugees without causing unrest in their own cities. Realistically, should the world decide that Israel is the pariah amongst the nations and that the Jews are the contamination which causes such, the only refuge Jews would have available would be Israel.

Perhaps the world would be kind and allow the Jewish refugees from the rest of the world to be permitted a one-time allowance to enter Israel. Such a “kindness” would likely be a limited time affair where they would be permitted at most one month and likely less to make port and live in Israel. This would be welcomed by Israel as she would likely be demanding to be permitted to give refuge. This was proven during the crisis over the Vietnamese Boat People as from 1977 to 1979 the State of Israel permitted approximately 360 Vietnamese boat people fleeing the 1975 Communist takeover of Vietnam to enter the country. Israel has always been more helpful taking people with real emergency situations into Israel from the Syrian civil war and taking care of their immediate needs. Can anybody claim that were the situation reversed that Israelis would be treated in Syria? This is the reality which was evidenced when the Arab world expelled almost one-million Jews with most expelled between 1948 and 1960. The majority were taken in by the young state of Israel despite hardships, difficulties and challenges this caused. Israel did not have sufficient housing and some refugees had to initially be housed with families in Israel who stepped forward and assisted their brothers and sisters. This also is why Israeli statistics today we find that approximately half of the population originated from the Arab world. The idea that the Jews could simply return to Europe if Israel disappeared is as false as any premise could be. These Arab nations would most certainly not permit a single Jew to return and the Europeans would not be much more willing. What we witness today across one third of the world and another third of the world not far behind does not bode well for the future for Jews in the world outside of Israel. This is a reality which the Jews will need to face and unfortunately it will be sooner rather than later. This is true even in the United States as evidenced in this poster which was distributed on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. This is a sign of traditional Jew hatred and such has become endemic on numerous campuses in the United States and across Europe. All the signs are evident for one who is capable of reading the direction politics, life, public opinion and the general mood is headed, and I have been watching and warning Jews since the late 1960’s receiving numerous rebuffs and worse. Perhaps, if my protestations caused a small number to sit up and notice, then I had a positive effect.

Anti-Semitic Flier used on Campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago

Anti-Semitic Flier used on Campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago

Those who claim that the Jews would never face such a scenario, especially where they reside, are simply ignoring history. History has shown that the “other” is always eventually persecuted, ostracized, ghettoized, exterminated, castigated and eventually expelled. This has not been true of only the Jews, but as one of the oldest peoples remaining as an identifiable people, and as one spread throughout the world, we seem to hold the record for such treatment. The Jews throughout history have said the same thing over and over only to end up proven completely wrong, and that is the infamous phrase, “It can’t happen here.” They thought this initially in Egypt, in ancient Persia, in Hellenistic Greece, in pre-Inquisition Spain (Andalusia), in France, Britain, Russia, Germany, Poland and on and on wherever they were to be found. The story is always the same. The Jews arrive and work at trades or take any employment which they can find. Soon the Jews are sending their children to schools using every penny they have ever saved. The Jews with education rise and become respectable. The Jews are finally accepted and this continues for a period of time. Then there would begin some anti-Semitism which spreads slowly like a virus which had a long incubation period. Eventually, the anti-Semitism hits a crucial tipping point and from that time on things start to go awry for the Jews. Initially they no longer receive promotions and their employment reviews head south. Things snowball from there and soon the Jews are being rounded-up for deportation or worse. This is why Israel is vital to the Jewish People. For twenty-five-hundred-years the Jews had nowhere they could go to escape being left to the will of strange people who often were not all that enamored with the Jews and their strange practices and their Hashem who was outside of their reality. Even when those under whom the Jews lived claimed they worshipped the same source, they still decided that the Jews were a threat which required special treatment. These treatments varied and included but not limited to enslavement, pogroms, the Jiyza tax, Inquisitions, expulsions, wearing special marker on their clothing (originated with Muslim rulers in the Eighth Century), purges, purifications and the Holocaust. Still, many Jews living around the world will ignore the history and placate themselves believing it cannot happen here.

They ignore the warning signs such as Ilhan Omar and her ilk in the United States, Jeremy Corbin in Britain and others in each nation as one tours our world. The time will come when Jews will not be considered acceptable to live anywhere outside Israel. The proof is evident in every vote taken against Israel in the United Nations General Assembly where at most a dozen nations actually vote against the measures. Some people will claim that there were twenty, thirty or even forty nations who abstained, that simply means they are in the process of condemning Israel once the United States joins those condemning the Jewish State. The United States joining those who condemn Israel or at the very least no longer provide Israel protection in the Security Council, then we will see who remains with Israel. Fortunately for many nations, Israel does not check their United Nations voting record when they suffer a natural or other disaster and Israel rushes anywhere on the globe to assist those who allow her to do so. We talked about this in our article “Israel is the Unique Miracle Nation” where we concentrated on a few select and gave links to further information. We were even surprised by the number and various disasters which have received Israeli aid including the United States after Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy. One is left to wonder when this age where Jews are left out, will Israel still be permitted to assist people in distressed conditions due to storms, earthquakes, eruptions or any of hundreds of other problems. Somehow, we feel assured that the developments, inventions, discoveries and scientific achievements made by Israel will continue to make the world a better place, all the world need do is allow Israel to share and she will even to a hostile world. This is just how Jews are wired, we have an insatiable need to make the world better for our being able to play a part in it. As we are commanded, we are to be a light unto the nations, no qualifiers.

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March 19, 2019

Is Israel Necessary?

 

Most of the animus and hatred towards Israel is against the Jewish People as well. The scorn and defamation used against Israel are simply adjusted forms of anti-Semitism modeled to target the Jewish State instead of targeting the Jews themselves. Many of the accusations heard against Israel today can be traced linearly to the anti-Semitisms in both the East and West, in Christian and Muslim worlds which permeated their lexicons throughout centuries since the inception of both religions. Both Islam and Christianity claimed to have replaced the Jews defining the Jews as cast from Hashem and now a tool of Satan. Islam also claimed to have replaced Christianity which should make them just as wary and nervous over Islamic extremism (in reality it is actual essence of Islam and not some stray sect but the mainstream in Islam) and the threats they pose and even proclaim loudly for all to hear. But is Israel necessary or is its existence a causal effect stoking stronger anti-Semitism as a result of Israel’s existence. This will depend on whether people are willing to be objective and honest when addressing the problem just existing has been for the Jew living in much of the world, specifically the Christian West and the Islamic East.

 

The very first item one need get their arms around is that people in the West have been fed a romanticized version of the history within the Islamist world. The Jews know this first-hand as in Israel our population is spread fairly evenly between those who fled, were exiled or otherwise forced from Christian lands and those who fled, were exiled or otherwise forced from Islamic lands. The stories bare a striking commonality, when things went well, the Jew was left to live on the fringes of society and not permitted equality with their hosts and always eyed nervously and when things were less than exemplary, then it was the Jew who bore the brunt of the blame and was the group which was always just a crisis away from persecution, torture, pogrom, being run out of town or simply being executed for being a Jew, the obvious source of all ills. Most of the Jews who came to Israel from Europe after World War II and soon after her declaration of independence arrived with the clothes they were wearing, often tattered and torn to the point of not being recognized as suitable clothing and maybe a small satchel with everything they had left in the world, often worth next to nothing as many carried pictures of their relatives who perished in the death camps. The decade after Israel survived her initial war, where six Arab armies and a slew of militias attacked the nascent state on the first morning of her existence in what was supposed to be a simply slaughtering of the Jews, the Arab World spat out their Jews after stealing everything of any value. Fortunately, nobody informed the Jews about this and Israel, despite losing Gaza to Egypt and Judea and Samaria to Jordan, retained the remainder of what was allotted Israel by international treaties and conventions convened after World War I. The reestablishment of Israel was decided in the aftermath of World War I and thus was a fact in the making before the Holocaust, so Israel was not founded because of the holocaust, the Holocaust was partly due to the British refusing to permit the Jews to declare their independence and working behind the scenes with the Arabs in attempts to delay and eventually renege and not permit Israel to be born. The Jews are a pesky bunch as once they get their mind set on something, they usually attain that goal, and Israel was no exception.

 

During the decade after the birthing pains inflicted by the Arab invasion which cost the lives of nearly ten percent of the population of the state of Israel, the Arab world had their cleansing ritual where over eight-hundred-thousand Jews were expelled by various means from across the Middle East and Northern Africa, mostly the Arab Islamic world plus Iran, and were taken in by Israel. These Jews from the Islamic world had been stripped of all wealth; most of their possessions, family heirlooms, businesses, homes, vehicles, jewelry even down to ornate picture frames and anything that glittered were stolen. They arrived in Israel with their clothes on their backs and if fortunate, a suitcase or two per family. Unlike their Arab refugee brethren, mostly the Arabs consisted of those who heeded the Mufti of Jerusalem when he bade them to take refuge behind the Arab armies and then they could return in a few days and share the wealth of the Jew; the Jews welcomed their brothers and sisters and despite financial hardship, they took them to their bosoms and built Israel together. The Arab refugees waited and after two years of fighting where the Arab armies failed to destroy Israel, the Arabs rounded up their faithful who had done as the Mufti demanded, and they placed them in refugee camps where they and their offspring have languished to be used as a weapon against Israel and the Jew. This is why truth be told, Israel Never Placed a Single Arab in a Refugee Camp. That is true despite all the lies you may have heard about what the terrible Israelis did forcing all these Arab refugees into camps for generations; it was, is and apparently will continue to be an all Arab project loaded with their spin of propaganda which they employ in their attempt to destroy Israel.

 

The Arab League, after the Six Day War, met that September and adopted the Khartoum Resolution with what is known as the “Three No’s”, “No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, and No negotiations with Israel;” which can be translated into a single no, no Israel. This has been their starting and ending point for all attempts at finding a solution, including the results even if not obviously the exact words of the Khartoum Resolution, they kept the spirit. So, exactly what do the Arabs and Islamic world desire? That is an easy one to answer, they will accept any peace where Israel is placed under Arab rule, the Jews are to be treated with the same respect as they were in Medina, and then there will be a second Holocaust, as close to seven-million Israelis who are Jewish will be murdered and the over one-hundred-thousand Christian Israelis will be made to be Dhimmi if they are fortunate and murdered with the Jews as there will be an attempt to make the prediction from 1948 so succinctly 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.” But the main reason that there exists a necessity for the state of Israel does not have to do with her current population, they are safe for as long as the IDF remains strong and motivated. What it does have to do with are the Jews still living in the Diaspora as they will sooner or later face times of oppression and active attempts at extermination and their only refuge will be Israel.

 

Today, Israel is approaching the point where half the World’s Jews reside in our homelands. These are the homelands of ours after many painful compromises, surrenders as without a nation and an army, how does one contend with the British Empire whose soldiers populate the entirety of your lands and refuse to leave. This is where the tale actually begins. After World War I and the defeat of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Greater Germany and the Ottoman Empire by the Allied powers, the lands of the losing side were cut into numerous nations with each of the allies given lands from the Ottoman Empire to oversee reconstituting some form of governance. (For a map of the resultant division in Eastern and Central Europe and the Balkans click here) Below is a map of what was the British Mandate for the establishing of a homeland for the Jewish People. The British made a clerical decision that their mandate to use these lands for a homeland for the Jews meant that some of the land would be used for such and the British could do as they pleased with the remainder. Their initial desire was to keep their promise to the Hashemites and provide a kingdom for both of Hussein ibn Ali al-Hashimi’s sons. Thus, Faisal and Abdullah were crowned with Faisal becoming the king of Iraq and no lands for Abdullah. But the British had a solution and they approached the Zionist Congress, a group of Jews armed largely with pens with which to write to newspapers and officials, but nary a useable gun between them, and proposed that the British Mandate become two lands, one Arab and one for the Jews. The British suggested the Jordan River would make for the perfect boundary with the 78% to the east of the River becoming Jordan under Abdullah, and the remaining 22% would be for the Jews, they promised, solemnly, which means they did not mean to leave well enough alone. The Zionist Congress agreed as what else could they have done. So, any Jews who were residing, farming, tending herds or anything east of the Jordan River found themselves forced to abandon their stake and hastily make for the western side of the Jordan where they would be safer. When the United Nations, which under Article 80 of the Charter is supposed to enforce the Mandate system as received from the League of Nations, broke their support for the original British plan and decided that there needed to be two states for two peoples west of the Jordan River. This is the original two state solution. Once again, those responsible for making decisions for the Jews accepted the United Nations compromise, as they did not see any alternative at that point. The Arab League rejected this proposed solution as they had already planned to take care of these upstart Jews as soon as they claimed to be a nation. As this was a General Assembly Resolution, as soon as one side refused it, the resolution is considered dead and buried, well, except this one. The Arabs have claimed that they would accept this solution now but it is no longer considered viable. Truth is, Israel is residing on 22% of the lands initially set aside for the Jewish State and this is too much for the world, they want Israel to be smaller. How much smaller? Well, how small can you make it; can you make it so small that it disappears? That the world would accept with great fanfare and celebratory parties around the globe.

 

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

 

But Israel has managed to not only survive, but to thrive, and this rankles a great number of people. But despite all of her successes, Israel has not yet fulfilled her true purpose, a purpose which despite our hopes that this never becomes the case, we see the world and know the true test for Israel will soon be upon us. Israel is the safety catch for Jews which we have had to survive without for approximately two-thousand years. During the Holocaust and all the horrors which were World War II, for Jews there was a specific horror as it opened wide the world body and revealed a darkened heart which had no mercy, concern, care nor compassion for the Jew. This was the Voyage of the Damned, the ship was the luxury cruise liner M.S. St. Louis which left Germany with over nine-hundred Jews fleeing the Nazis who had papers and all the right permissions to disembark at Cuba. Bending to pressures from within and without, the Cuban government reneged on their permissions cancelling their papers refusing to allow them to disembark. The M.S. St. Lois made her way back to Europe with every nation she passed along the way refusing to take any of the Jews except for a small number, some who had British citizenship and some who found any means of not returning to Germany. Most of the passengers who were returned to mainland Europe did not survive the war with many finding death at the hands of the Nazi death machines at Auschwitz and Treblinka. These Jews had no Israel, and this is why the world required an Israel.

 

Looking around Europe and the rest of the world and witnessing the ever-climbing occurrences of Jew hatred in all the forms of anti-Semitism, and the need for an Israel becomes excessively evident. Jews have been denied marching in LGBTQIA events, the Women’s Day March and numerous other events which are part and parcel of the intersectionality definition of those causes which are acceptable and those which require the exclusion of all who support it or are suspected of supporting those unincluded causes. Israel is at the very top of the list with a whole set of sub-causes attached. One of the disqualifying traits is being too obviously Jewish and thus appearing to support Israel. The sole means of breaking from such labeling is to openly and with great ardor supporting the Arab cause and denouncing Israel louder and longer than anyone else, then, just then, maybe you will be permitted to join the intersectionality club. When the people of the far left and their endeared ones such as Ms. Omar, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Sarsour, Ms. Perez and Ms. Mallory take the helm of the progressive causes in a decade or so, the relationship between Israel and the United States will be on thin ice. Each election will decide whether Israel is favored or targeted. From that point, it is but a slip on a banana peel to the complete rejection of Israel and the rejection of the Jews within the nation. When the United States reaches the point where her Jews are endangered, the signs should be noticeable, as this will follow after Europe has tread that same path a short while earlier. This is why the world needs Israel, if all the discoveries, cures, life improving technologies, agricultural miracles and all the other contributions which come from Israel were not sufficient, which apparently they are not. Israel has been a repository from more than Jews needing a safe place to which to flee. Israel, from 1977 to 1979, permitted approximately three-hundred-sixty Vietnamese boat people fleeing the 1975 Communist takeover of Vietnam to take up residence in Israel offering them citizenship if they so desired. Some of these refugees went so far as to convert to Judaism and their families still reside in Israel. Israel has treated thousands of Syrians who have fallen victim to the horrific civil war raging in that nation. Israel provides medical care for thousands of Palestinian Arabs each year despite the constant threat of terrorism coming from the Palestinian controlled areas. Additionally, Israel is often the first to have a fully operational field hospital set up wherever in the world a natural disaster or other calamity has taken place. These are just a small sample of the reasons that Israel should be viewed as a treasure and not shunned as a pariah as is proven all too often when votes are counted at the United Nations General Assembly and other activities by numerous United Nations agencies. Still, the number one reason the world needs Israel is simply as the place where they can send their Jews when they decide that they are no longer desired. That is a sad commentary on the world, but it is an unfortunate truth.

 

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February 28, 2019

Palestinian Authority Begging for World Support

 

The Palestinian Authority has begun their reaction to the presumably soon to be announce Trump “Deal of the Century.” Their fear is that any new deal might leave them on the outside peering through the window, if even that. In preparation for a worst case scenario, Riyad al-Maliki, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) “foreign minister”, on Tuesday asked the UN Human Rights Council to take practical steps to protect the two-state solution. We have to give him credit; at least he knows where to find sympathetic receptions. He could have chosen any United Nations agency or the General Assembly and received all the promises he desires. Their promises are worthless, but they simply wanted to be told they were relevant and receive some stroking from friendly quarters. He wanted somebody to ensure justice for the Palestinian people. In that his insists that they give guarantees to the Palestinian people, whatever that actually means any longer, that they will be granted an independent Palestinian State with self-determination, something they do not have under Mahmoud Abbas, and they demand that they have their capital in Jerusalem. This they have been offered before by Israel more than once and turned it down, but they want the guarantee so they must receive the same offer again which they will refuse again. They also insist on the “right of return” for their five-million plus refugees to the very homes they were expelled from presumably resulting from the war to exterminate the Jews six Arab armies waged in 1948 upon the birth of the State of Israel. The reality is they left on the urgings of the Mufti who promised after Israel was destroyed they could share in the spoils but when they lost the war they placed those who listened to the Mufti in camps and they and their children and their children’s children and even further generations ever since. Their demands for this are based on, according to Riyad al-Maliki, UN Resolution 194.

 

The wording is very specific about the resolution of the problem of the refugees. It mentions nothing about their receiving a state nor does it mention Jerusalem as their capital city. It does not mention the word “Palestinians” but it does stipulate that the refugees were to be permitted to return to their homes providing they would, “live at peace with their neighbours,” which has been amply proven is not the case. Every survey taken of the Palestinian refugees which the Arabs have religiously incarcerated since 1948 in contrast to the way Israel treated the Jewish refugees from the Arab world who were evicted after being stripped of all wealth and sent with the shirts on their backs and little else. These Jews, over eight-hundred-thousand, had lived in these regions often since before the birth of Islam and some since before the birth of Jesus, but they had their homes, businesses, bank accounts and any other wealth confiscated, a nice word for stolen, and sent packing and unless they held a passport to another country, European or the Americas, they had nowhere to turn other than Israel who took them in, often going to get them by sea or by air, and they were incorporated into Israeli society, not locked away in camps for generations.

The United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution 194 (III), resolving that “refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.”

In the ensuing fifty-plus years, their homes and even entire villages have fallen to Israeli growth and the natural changes a nation which has taken in hundred upon hundreds of thousands of Jews from around the world, many refugees, as noted above, were sent out impoverished by the Arab world spanning all of MENA* while others simply returned out of a desire to return to their ancient homelands. Had the world actually desired for Israel to succeed and survive, they would have treated the situation just as similar situations have been handled, by enacting a population transfer with the Jews going to Israel, over eight-hundred-million as refugees from the Arab world and over half a million who were refugees from Europe after World War II all added to the indigenous Jews who often could trace their genealogy back to King David while the Arabs were to be permitted to return to their nations of origin, be it Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and numerous other places from around the Arab world where these individuals from out of where they were recent immigrants. This was the solution used in Europe between numerous nations after World War II such as what occurred between Germany and Poland, as was done in Cyprus between the Greek people and the Turkish population, also the great migrations of Muslims to Pakistan and Hindus and Buddhists into India. Population transfers have occurred in every situation where two incompatible peoples were required to exchange populations to avert violence and other potential problems. In this case the problem was the Jews would have been exterminated by the Arab world if not expelled and in Europe many Jews no longer had homes to return to as they had been destroyed by the war or given to other people after the Jews were shipped to the concentration camps. In too many instances, if a Jew in Europe returned to their home town from before the war they were murdered rather than being allowed their homes and businesses being returned, their hometowns had assumed they were rid of them and had no need and did not wish to take responsibility for these now alien Jews. So, Israel took all the Jews the world did not want, Israel is not going to take in Arabs who have been steeped in anti-Semitism for half a century and bred to want the Jews of Israel dead. After all, there is that phrase in the resolution which goes, “wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours.” The Arabs are not desirous of living at peace with their neighbors in Israel, they desire killing their neighbors in Israel.

 

Another few items which the world conveniently ignores are equally at play in this problem. First is that there already is a nation whose population is predominantly Arab Palestinians and which was established for the Arab Palestinians, especially those who desired not to live near or with the Jews or with Jews ruling the nation, and this nation was granted 78% of the British Mandate and it is called Jordan. Israel is a mere 22% of the British Mandate as can be readily seen in the map below. This arrangement was easily recognized, as the Jordan River was to be the border between the Arab State and the Jewish State. That begs the question as to why that was not the case. Remember that war of extermination in 1948 we referred to above? Well, the Arabs did take control of some lands meant for Israel but Israel was not destroyed and her Jews killed, so the Arabs claim they won but not completely and the Jews claim they won as we survived. Historians refer to this war as Israel’s war of independence despite the fact that Israel had declared statehood under international law and the Arabs attacked with the intent, as stated so succinctly 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.” Israel was founded under agreements including the San Remo Conference and other treaties agreed upon by the rulers of the Arab world under King Faisal, the former rulers of the Ottoman Empire which had been on the losing side of the war along with Germany and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and the allied powers of World War I. The final nail in the Arab claims coffin comes from the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The General Assembly voted at the urging of the Palestinian Authority observer to request from the International Court of Justice a ruling on the legality of the Israeli terror wall, the wall which reduced suicide bombings to none within three years, with the hope of gaining a ruling which would lead to its dismantling such that the terrorist operations would not be hindered by the barrier. The barrier was cleared as being perfectly legal and within the rights of Israel as the sovereign over the region, but that was just the initial good news for Israel. In addition to being cleared of any wrongdoing, there was an advisory opinion issued as a cautionary warning by Egyptian Judge, Justice El Araby, from the ICJ and who sat in judgement as part of the panel which heard the case from the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 on the legality of the security barrier erected by Israel. The Honorable Justice El Araby warned the UNGA and others that filing further ran some risks, as he stated,

“The international legal status of the Palestinian Territory (paras. 70-71 of the Advisory Opinion), in my view, merits more comprehensive treatment. A historical survey is relevant to the question posed by the General Assembly, for it serves as the background to understanding the legal status of the Palestinian Territory on the one hand and underlines the special and continuing responsibility of the General Assembly on the other. This may appear as academic, without relevance to the present events. The present is however determined by the accumulation of past events and no reasonable and fair concern for the future can possibly disregard a firm grasp of past events. In particular, when on more than one occasion, the rule of law was consistently side-stepped. The point of departure, or one can say in legal jargon, the critical date, is the League of Nations Mandate which was entrusted to Great Britain.”

 

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

 

Of course, we could argue the legal obligation to the Jewish People from signed treaties, conferences and even Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which obligates their enforcement of the Mandate Systems set up by the League of Nations, until we were all blue in the face and it makes no difference as the world refuses to enforce these obligations and instead works tirelessly towards the destruction of Israel as the home of the Jewish People and the Jewish State. Israelis largely are not so foolish as to expect the world to treat them fairly or to live up to their obligations. They are largely aware that the Europeans look at the formation of Israel as an error they made while not necessarily in their right minds and are working to undermine the Jews at every opportunity, well, most of them at least. Too many Israelis actually expect that the United States is and will forever remain their friend. We wish this were so but with the recent remarks by the newly elected Congress people, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the future may not be the sunny and bright bipartisan support with which Israel has grown accustomed. What many Israelis do not remember is that the United States did not fully support Israel in the manner they believe until after the Six Day War and actually starting in the early 1970s (below is the graph of aid to Israel by year from the United States). The claim has been to depict an ever-increasing amount of aid but the actual aid leveled off quickly and remained at the same level until the present. But this is a problem which needs to be faced in the future with the only variable being how far into the future. The current problem is more with the European Union and member nations along with every conceivable arm of the United Nations outside the world court system where laws actually mean something, as even an Egyptian Jurist tried to warn the Palestinian Authority.

 

United States Israel Aid (Military)

United States Israel Aid (Military)

 

One of the main goals stated by Mahmoud Abbas has been to “internationalize” the Arab-Israeli conflict. This was part of his new, but previously demanded, terms for moving forward with the peace talks adding it must be based upon the Arab peace plan. His demand for an international forum to decide the fate of Israel centers around his insistence that the forum be based on the United Nations General Assembly. A better way of putting this is that Abbas desires a group which will vote 109 to 12 with 56 abstentions in favor of anything the Arabs propose and against anything favoring Israel. By internationalizing the peace process, he wants to assure that he gets his own little kingdom and that Israel receives five to six million new citizens who must be granted full rights so they can elect whatever Arab leadership they desire at the next election. Another way of stating this is; Mahmoud Abbas wants his own nation and to destroy Israel too. Of course the European Union thinks this idea is just ducky, the United Nations would love nothing better than to decide the fate of Israel in the General Assembly, much of the dictatorships in the world are behind this internationalization of the Israel question, the Arab world thinks this would be fabulous, and apparently only a couple of dozen nations protest this as totally unfair to Israel. All that matters is Israel will not participate in her own lynching by the merry band of thugs Abbas seeks to bolster his side.

 

Israel has sought peace since her founding in 1948 with David ben Gurion. The recent revisionist history has the Israeli leadership voting not to be bound by the patrician map approved by the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 181 passed on November 29, 1947. This makes no sense as the Arab League had already rejected the patrician plan and all of Resolution 181 because they were on the verge of their great war of annihilation of the Jews and their newborn state. They only began screaming from the rooftop that Resolution 181 must be enacted just as the United Nations General Assembly had passed after they lost again in the Six Day War of 1967. This failure and loss of the lands they had illegally occupied since 1949 sent them raking through historical decisions seeking one to their liking. Unfortunately for the Arab League, the one they chose was the one which was negated and forever placed into the trash bin of history as soon as they had rejected it in the first place. The thing about United Nations General Assembly resolutions is that they are advisory and as such, both parties have to agree to abide by the suggestion, the crucial word is “suggestion or advisory.” When the Arab League voted to reject Resolution 181, it became null and void and thus could not be applied later. It was a one-time offer and it was refused that one time by the Arab League. For the record, the Zionist Congress had accepted the repartitioning of their land as the Jews simply wanted a state and peace with her neighbors. At that point, size did not matter. Now that it is obvious that the neighbors will eradicate Israel at their earliest possible convenience, now size matters. Even so, Israel has made numerous offers to reach a peaceful settlement which would end the violence and terrorism. It is painfully obvious that there can be no such settlement as the Arabs, as they stated in the Khartoum Resolution with what is known as the “Three No’s”; “No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, and No negotiations with Israel,” which can be translated into a single no, no Israel.

 

Any peace plan or offer which results in the continuation of Israel not under Arab rule and allowing the Jewish State to remain is a peace proposal which is dead on arrival as no Arab would ever accept such a proposal, and that is what is at the center of why President Trump has not been able to release his “Deal of the Century,” he cannot get any Arab nation to sign on and accept any deal leaving Israel intact. President Trump looked originally, we believe, at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a real estate problem and since he is, at least in his own mind, the world’s greatest real estate negotiator, he would walk in and find that magic combination and everybody would be popping champagne corks and celebrating. He has, hopefully, since seen the error of his hypothesis. This is not about land at all; it is about the supremacy of Islam over the Judaism they relegated as a dead faith superseded by the teachings of Mohammad. As the Jews also refused to accept Mohammad as the true messenger, they have also been deemed to have to represent the devil and as such are accursed. This makes the Jews inferior to the Muslims and as such must never be permitted to rule, especially over an area of land which once was under Islamic rule as once Islamic, must always be Islamic. Israel is thus not just a problem but an insult and provocation against the inviolability of Islam and thus must be completely and utterly subdued. That is the right way of the world according to Islam and as such must be accepted by all of the world, simply because Islam is supreme over all things. This is about religions and has nothing to do with land. The stressing of Jerusalem is over the capital of Israel, historic and anew, and must not be permitted to remain in Jewish hands. Jerusalem is not the first or even the original third holiest cities of Islam. Damascus was amongst the first as it was a capital of an enemy of Islam which they deemed to be the next one they would conquer. The city holding that title the longest was Constantinople, as it had some of the strongest walls in the world. Other cities given this title include Rome, Paris, London and whatever city is considered to be next in the crosshairs of Islam. Also, the third most holy city to Islam also depends upon whom you are asking as different groups of Muslims have different targets they seek to “conquer” as it depends on where they reside as to what is their biggest prize. It has changed throughout history and at one time, it was Vienna as the Islamic forces were stymied twice at their attempts to conquer this city. Things take on a different aspects and one’s view can become much clearer when the history and all the particulars are exposed, and Islam has to conquer the world and impose Islam as the predominant, actually only, faith and Allah the sole god for all of the earth otherwise the Quran claiming that the world would fall to Islam is in error. There is a way for the practitioners of Islam to alleviate the pressures of accomplishing the teachings of the Quran without world conquest, they simply need to choose the Meccan verses as predominant and the Medina verses as the lesser verses and void if they conflict with the Meccan verses. For an introduction to the differences and the reasons and purposes of these two separately written sets of verses, we have an introductory article with numerous links to other sources including some to a chronological version of the Quran as the actual Quran is not in chronological order, they arrange the verses from smallest to longest for easy memorization starting early in life. Meanwhile, we await this “Deal of the Century” and it will be just what the doctor ordered.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

*MENA = Middle East and North Africa also called the Arab world.

 

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