Beyond the Cusp

August 24, 2018

More Insights on the Jordanian Position

 

Yesterday, we quoted a retired Jordanian Ambassador and former editor of the Jordan Times, Walid Sadi, stating in a recent op-ed article in that very same Jordan Times, “First of all, the unity of the West Bank with the East Bank was officially and constitutionally adopted on 24 of April 1950. No one disputes this fact. The Constitution of the country at the time was the 1952 Constitution, which stipulated in no uncertain terms that no part of the Kingdom shall be ceded, period. This provision makes the 1988 decision to cut off all legal and administrative relations between the two banks stopping short of ceding the West Bank to any side whatsoever. Any other interpretation of the 1988 political decision is absolutely untenable constitutionally.” We basically concluded that Jordan was claiming that despite presumably losing these lands in the Six Day War, they were now reclaiming these lands, as it is impossible for the armies of Allah to ever lose a war, and going to enter into any negotiations under the coming Trump “Deal of the Century” with the positions that the Green Line, the 1949 armistice lines are the current borders between Israel and Jordan. Well, if only that were the end of the story one could be amazed with the bravado and disgusted with the lack of reality. Then again, as we are fond of saying, but wait, there’s more!

 

Former Jordanian Culture Minister Salah Jarrar

Former Jordanian Culture Minister Salah Jarrar

 

Former Jordanian Culture Minister Salah Jarrar (pictured above), who serves as Vice President of Amman’s University of Jordan, published an article in Al-Rai on July 4, 2018, which slammed President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” outright and proposed a better idea. MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) has translated the entirety of the article for anyone to read. We would recommend that all please visit the MEMRI translation of this article and take in the full arrogance, ostentation, and pomposity of the author and the stated positions and demands. We will only place a small excerpt to whet your taste and provide an appetite for the remainder.


we must end our silence and idleness and declare, first of all, that we categorically oppose all the Zionist and American plans and that we will be the ones to choose the deal we want as a solution [to the conflict]. It will be the Deal of [our] Lifetimes, not the Deal of the Century, and will include the following clauses:

1) The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River will end.

2) All the Jews who came to Israel after the Balfour Declaration of 1917, as well as their children and descendants, will return to the countries from which they came, without taking anything with them.

3) The U.S. and Britain will compensate the Palestinians for all the damage caused by the Zionist occupation to the land and its people.

4) The U.S. and Britain will compensate the Arab states for the damage caused to them by the Zionist aggression against their lands, and for hosting the [Palestinian] refugees throughout the years of occupation.

5) All Israelis who took part in killing Palestinians will be turned over to the Palestinians to be prosecuted and to receive the punishment they deserve.

6) The Palestinian refugees will return to their homes and their property.

7) The leadership of the Zionist occupation will sign a document stating that they have no rights, historical or otherwise, in Palestine.

8) Should the Israeli side, or its American ally, wish to negotiate about any of these clauses, this will be put to referendum among the Palestinian people, and [negotiations will occur] only if all the children of Palestine and the families of all the martyrs agree to this.

…some may claim that the above clauses a dream that cannot be realized given the current state of the Arab nation. I say that the current state, grave as it is, does not deprive anyone of his rights, and that these clauses (are) our rights and we must continue to demand…

 

As stated above, go and read the entirety and please buffer your jaw such that it does not fall to the floor at the insanity being claimed and proposed. We can only pray that President Trump is being advised about the trap being set and the preconditions being stated to be taken as facts as he prepares to walk potentially blithely into the lion’s den, and we suspect he will be less fortunate than Daniel from Biblical times. The Jordanian leadership is being pressed not to merely regain the lands lost from the Six Day War but to demand lands lost by the Ottoman Empire resulting from World War I and claiming them as rightfully belonging to the Jordanians as the successors to Ottoman Rule over the entirety of the British Mandate. This actually is not half as crazy as it seems because the British would have been content with giving the entirety to Arab rule and proved this when voting in the United Nations to divide is again into Arab and Jewish States after allowing the Arabs 78% of the Mandate lands when creating Jordan. As far as the world can tell, they would have divided Israel in half for as many times as it would have taken to erase Israel using the United Nations and whatever other authority they could find. Fortunately, the Arabs refused that further division and instead attempted to eradicate Israel militarily in 1948-9 and only ended up with Jordan holding the Shomron, which they renamed the West Bank, as its real name was too Jewish, and Egypt holding Gaza. The Six Day War returned these lands to their rightful nation, Israel, as proposed in the original Mandate plans pictured below. The accepted division of the British Mandate which the Arabs and the Zionist Congress agreed upon split the lands with the Jordan River as the demarcation line between the two entities, This should have made everything simple, but when it comes to the world’s relations with the Jews, it is never just that simple as Jewish rights are considered malleable to the point of their complete disregard and destruction.

 

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

 

Another takeaway from the diatribe from Salah Jarrar’s compendium of demands is that the United States is but to be the lap dog along with the British in this deconstruction of Israel for which the method and results are plainly laid out and the United States and Britain have their marching orders and demands for them to provide more trillions of dollars and pounds to the Arab treasuries as if they have not done anything up to now. This is what the world is reaping for their complicity in the Arab machinations for the destruction of Israel. The one interesting point in all their plans of mice and men is that they demand that somebody else, the men, do the heavy lifting while they scurry around potentially only managing to get under foot and destroy their plan themselves. They cannot accept that they lost the Six Day War after also almost losing the War to Annihilate Israel which the world and Israel, to her shame, the Israeli War of Independence, as it came immediately after Israel declared themselves a nation believing the Jordan River to be her eastern border. Perhaps what they should do is try to figure out why Allah has allowed every nation to defeat them and what was the point at which this became an identifiable problem. Some historians might point to the point where they abrogated half of the Quran and decided that the Mecca Quran had nothing to teach them. Perhaps when the Islamic faith decided that Jihad was more about conquest than introspection and improving the world through making each person the best person they could conceivably be. It is where many modern Jews have strayed believing they should repair the world and do so by foisting their ideas upon the rest of the world and not looking inside to their souls and finding peace with Hashem and his commandments, all 613 of them. Perhaps both faiths should learn that the real beauty of their faiths is that it advises making oneself better and by having each person improving themselves, the world will take care of itself.

 

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August 3, 2018

A Question to Balance Tradition and Progressivism

 

Currently the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) activists are pressing for what they refer to as equal basic rights to establish their definition of what constitutes a normative family. As part of this drive, they are demanding they be granted equality in adoptions as well as to employ a surrogate mother for having their child through artificial insemination. This raises a question how can such be normative if it requires artificial insemination. But before we reach any conclusive discussion of this, we require having a discussion of how we have reached this point. This is where things will become very problematic and complicated. If we go back far enough we find that historically this was not even a problem. In the ages of the Greek and Roman civilizations homosexuality was fully acceptable. Back in these societies, things were quite different. This becomes obvious in the statement; we have our young boys as our lovers and our wives for children. This arrangement took care of any questions or problems as to how men would have families as well as the acceptance of homosexual relations even to the point of what today would be called pedophilia. Moving a couple of thousand years to the pre sexual revolution world of the first half of the twentieth century, homosexuality existed but was kept in the closet, as became the expression. Right after this period came the insistence that homosexuality be permitted to have equal rights to be part of the public as heterosexual relationships.

 

The first demand was that the stigma of homosexual relations being considered sinful under the existing Judeo-Christian ethics be altered. The idea was that homosexual couples be permitted to practice their relation openly in public. This idea took a fair amount of time before it became largely acceptable and same-sex couples were accepted to hold hands and even kiss in public without people being shocked or acting adversely. This was presumed to be the entirety of the demands by the LGBTQ community, but that was not true. The next demand became that the LGBTQ community be permitted equal treatment with heterosexual couples, a form of civil unions which had the same rights. This led to the concept of allowing a legal union which would be treated equally to marriage but not having the same name. This gave the LGBTQ couples equal rights such as visiting rights when their mate was in hospital, for insurance within company provided insurance, inheritance rights and so forth. Finally, the LGBTQ community was seen to have attained their final goal of equal rights and treatment. But this was insufficient for the more extreme in the LGBTQ community as they now demanded that marriage be redefined such that it would no longer be between a man and a woman but must include alternative couples. From this, we found that no matter how many concessions were given to the demands of the activists of the LGBTQ community, they always demanded more. This has, step by step, led us to this current demand; but now we have realized that these activists, almost exclusively coming from people on the far left of politics, were not after equal rights and not even actually after superior rights, they have another agenda, and that is where the discussion must be placed.

 

The agenda which has become revealed is that these activists actually wish to destroy the underpinnings of the Judeo-Christian ethos as the basis for society. They wish to redefine society as a whole. Their desire is to alter Western society until nothing of its underpinnings and traditions remain. Their desire is to make any behavior acceptable with no restrictions upon human desires or behavior. The most ardent and extreme of these activists, different pockets, have demanded that pedophilia between consenting couples be accepted, multiple family units where they become group marriages and numerous other such demands have been put forth with likely even more to come in the future. They wish to make the Bible simply an oddity from history which will have even less relevance in their desired society than Aesop’s fables. This minority is demanding that the majority relent on every demand and they have been joined through intersectionality by other leftist groups. Proof that their target is only Western society is that while they have demanded to hold Gay Pride Parades in Rome, Jerusalem and almost every other major Western city, we have yet to see a demand to hold Gay Pride Parades in Beijing, Damascus, Cairo, Tehran, Riyadh, Qom, Mecca or Medina. They have not demanded to hold Gay Pride Parades anywhere outside the Western world. Why is this if their target is general, world-wide acceptance. That is not their target; the destruction of the Western world is their target.

 

Many here accepted their demand for civil unions and we know many who even went so far as to accept same-sex marriage. That was as far as most whom we know went willingly and everything since then has seen an ever-growing pushback. People have realized that this minority of a minority have gone from requesting acceptance to demanding superiority and to control all sections of our society. They have demanded that all references to sexuality be erased from society and they started pushing for this in public education. This has had what we fear was the desired result where many more youths are growing up confused about what is their sexuality. Their demands have had ramifications of which some are rather severe such as at the University of Minnesota where they are considering making any professor or staffer referring to any student by anything other than his or her “preferred” pronouns, could become a fireable or expulsion-worthy offense. Imagine the predicament this places on the professors and staffers when another new right is one is permitted to choose their preferred gender by how they feel each morning. Actually, this right may permit one to choose a different preferred gender second-by-second making it imperative upon the professors and staffers to literally ask each student moment to moment how they feel and by which gender, if any, they wish to be referred to at that instance. This would leave any disliked professor or staffer easily targeted to destroy their careers by simply presenting oneself as an offended student who was mis-gendered. Imagine a society where referring to anyone by the wrong gender becomes a criminal offence or considered so offensive that it opens one to a lawsuit. Such a society could only lead to people refusing to communicate with one another unless they are a member of our own social circle as it would be far too risky to speak to strangers. Such a society would make retail sales a dangerous profession where the only way they could greet a customer would not be by he or she but instead use ‘ze’ as the gender neutral pronoun. This would still be problematic for anyone who strongly identified with any standard pronoun such as he or she. They could simply use you, but that is considered very impersonal and was taught that such was to be avoided.

 

Inclusive Bathrooms Boys Girls and Genderless

Inclusive Bathrooms Boys Girls and Genderless

 

This is the point which we have been pressured to and reaching this point could be the critical point where we either fight back and impose some normalcy back into our societies or just simply lie down and surrender. One can only wonder what ever happened to the rule of the majority. Thanks to the courts and soft-willed politicians, our society has been slowly but ever so surely been deconstructed by a small but loud and active minority. We will watch this latest threat for a superior equality for this minority being pressed against the politicians and should that fail they will most certainly press their demands through the courts. This is simply another misuse of the laudable concept of human rights, but this is not about rights as much as it is about forcing the political agenda of the few on the many. This is a directed attack upon our social fiber and accepted morals by those who would like to change society into a free-for-all where anything is permitted and there exist no boundaries. We need to choose what kind of civilization within which we wish to reside. What is being pushed can barely be referred to as a civilization as any civilization has those things which are accepted and those which are prohibited. What is being pushed is simply a wall-to-wall orgy of anything one feels like at any moment as far as activity, their identity, gender and virtually anything one can dream up. People would be permitted to use any bathroom be it the one for men or women or the either or neither gender bathroom, showers at the gym, or any other situation where gender once was a defined reality. Societies cannot function without certain agreed upon norms but this is exactly what is attempting to be removed from our civilization, all norms and definitions are being erased or blurred to the point of being completely expunged. Time is now to decide how, where and with what rules we wish to live our lives, raise our children and what we wish to pass forward. We can choose to take a stand or be found by history to be where rules died and the West came to ruin. It is our choice and we can decide each for their nation and its civilization within which it desires to be associated.

 

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July 30, 2018

Israeli Nationality Law and What it Does Do, Does Not Do and Why

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Israel finally passed a Basic Law called the Nationality Law. First a few reasons behind the necessity followed by what it does not do, then what it does do and finally a further look into the why. The necessity comes from the fact that Israel has yet to form a constitution and instead has a grouping of laws known as Basic Laws. Basic Laws are very much the same as any other law when it comes to amending them through additional explanatory law. They can be repealed by a simple majority vote, reworded by a simple majority vote and amended by a simple majority vote, and here is the important part, by the Knesset. What they cannot be is struck down by the courts, even the Supreme Court of Israel, and this was the intent of making the Nationality Law a Basic Law, the Knesset desired to place this law once encoded beyond the reach of the Supreme Court. As proposing this as a Basic Law, its formers also realized they would face a far more difficult challenge to all wording and simply in getting it passed. The Nationality Law now joined the other laws making up the Basic Laws of Israel. These will also be the laws taken into consideration should Israel ever write herself a constitution.

 

The Nationality Law does not change anything, as it is a statement of facts and nothing more. It does not change the rights of any Israeli. It does not change the civil, legal, voting, religious, social, residential, taxation, moral, economic or practically any other standing of any Israeli citizen. It does not change the rights and protections for tourists and visitors. It does not change the situation of the Palestinian Arabs. It does not change and place the Jewish religion above any other religion in Israel with regards to rights and only allows the Jewish People an easier path to citizenship, which they have had since 1948, and the founding of the Jewish State, Israel. It does not change the right for anyone to speak whatever language they desire and all the signs in Israel which are now in Arabic will remain as such as will the signs in English, Russian, Hebrew and any other language throughout Israel. It does not change or make Arabs or anybody else a second-class citizen. It does not change today in respects to any day before or since the Nationality Law. It will not have any effect on Israeli Democracy nor will it denigrate other than Orthodox forms of Judaism which will enjoy the same rights and freedoms as all others.

 

The Nationality Law does encode the declarations made when founding the State of Israel which were made on that fateful evening of May 14, 1948 by David ben Gurion. It states that Israel was founded to be the nation state of the Jewish People. This is just as the Constitutions of Germany declares it is the nation state of the German People, France declares it is the nation state of the French People, Italy declares it is the nation state of the Italian People, the United States declares it is the nation state of the American People and Russia declares it is the nation state of the Russian People. It formalizes and fixes the National Anthem to be Hatikvah (translates to “The Hope”), sets the flag of Israel to be the blue Star of David with two horizontal lines, with one above and the other below, set upon a white field (see image below), recognizes the national language to be Hebrew and sets Arabic as having special status (this may be amended to include a few other languages as special as they belong to other minorities who resided here at the founding of the state), formalizes that the laws of the State of Israel are to be based upon Jewish Law, formalizes that the Jewish Holidays are national holidays, formalizes using the Hebrew calendar and lays out a few other lesser items.

 

Israeli Flag

Israeli Flag

 

Things this law will not be capable of meeting are the levels of perfidy claimed enshrined within. It will be totally incapable of enacting an Apartheid State, will not eliminate other than Orthodox Judaism (that will accomplish that on its own), will not make any second-class citizens, will not reach any point where it prevents people other than Jews from citizenship, can in no way alienate Diaspora Jews and will be seen to be completely incapable of any of the false hyperventilating fake news being expounded across the globe. This law will have no effect on the peace process, which in the Arab world is how one says the path to erasing Israel from the world map. The peace process never existed, as it was a mirage, a false front, a façade designed to fulfill the Arab view of their total rights to all the lands thus replacing Israel. This is why there can be no Deal of the Century which President Trump claimed would bring peace to the Middle East and end the Arab-Israel Conflict. President Trump has since realized that the problem is not the Palestinian Leadership, it is all of the Arab Leadership which refuse to recognize the right of the Jews to self-government and their insistence on the Jews accepting their Dhimmitude and come under the rule of the Arabs who are their superior people who must rule over the Jews.

 

Why was such a law as the Nationality Law necessitated? With the world attempting to redesign Israel as a multi-ethnic democracy where the Jews were not given a homeland and Israel was to become a mini-America, long a dream of the Israeli left and the Arabs. The Arabs desired this so they could bring in millions of Arabs and subsume the Jewishness of Israel and vote Israel into another Arab state which would then enact Sharia and the Democracy would die swiftly thereafter. The left desired this simply because they detest religion, all religion and especially anything Judeo-Christian in its origins and Judaism is as Judeo as it gets. Another set of reasons dwell at the United Nations and its affiliated agencies. The Human Rights Council was doing all in its power to defame Israel while UNESCO was taking away one piece of Jewish history and declaring them Islamic in an attempt to erase any link to Judaism within the State of Israel. UNESCO has already declared the Tomb of the Patriarchs as Islamic, the Temple Mount as Islamic, the Old City of Jerusalem as Islamic all because as far as the members of the governing board of UNESCO, like all too many United Nations agencies, believes that the history of any location begins when Islam conquers them and afterwards must never revert to the rule of their indigenous peoples. The Nationality Law was the Israeli answer to a world which was redefining her as not Jewish and not the State of the Jewish People. This law brings that to an end officially and was made necessary by a Europe which wanted Israel dead, a Middle East-North Africa which wanted Israel dead, and much of a world which either wanted Israel dead or would do little to prevent such from becoming her fate. Every other nation in their Constitution or founding documents claims to be the national place of their peoples; this made the Israeli revelation and proclamation for her being the home of the Jewish People required, thus placing to rest the idea that she would become anything different forever into the future. What never ceases to amaze us here at BTC is how whenever Israel acts just like almost every other nation the world declares such actions as crimes against humanity when in reality their reactions and overblown denunciations are a crime against Judaism, and they are all fully aware of what it is they are declaring and doing so with all the malice and spite one can muster. That alone was justification for this new Basic Law, the Nationality Law declaring to the world that Israel is now and forever will remain the Home of the Jewish People over and above all else should such ever become necessitated.

 

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