Beyond the Cusp

December 14, 2017

What Difference Do “Days of Rage” Make?

 

Last week, after President Trump recognizing the reality that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel, though also adding enough qualifiers so as not to actually change anything other than making clear that, at the very least, half of Jerusalem will be the Capital of Israel, the Arabs on all borders and within Israel announced three Days of Rage. Perhaps a little clarity would be of some assistance. Every Friday afternoon the Arabs in Judea and Samaria have demonstrations at specific locations where they act against Israeli security forces, IDF, Border Police and regular police, with varying degrees of violence from shouting curses and spitting to throwing rocks often using slings of the variety with which David slew Goliath or even shooting at the Israeli forces from behind rock throwing children so as to get movies of Israeli security forces firing rubber bullets presumably at the children with the people with the rifles out of frame. So if these outbreaks of violence are almost as regular as clockwork, what is the big deal with announcing Days of Rage? That is simple. Where the regular violence is performed so that the Pallywood cameras can record everything from various angles such that the best editing makes the acts look real to use in Arab propaganda throughout the world to portray the Israelis as savage monsters; the announced Days of Rage are special because that signals the world media to come and record the action for the six o’clock news broadcasts and are aimed largely at the United States media as well as international media such as CNN and the BBC. There will be a less official Day of Rage again this Friday and actually are being carried out in select locations all week for the remaining media who are still hanging around just in case a really good action piece emerges showing Israel in the worst possible light.

 

Three Views of Jerusalem

Three Views of Jerusalem

 

The reality is that there are staged eruptions at the most effective checkpoints often organized by European and other leftist groups some of which include leftist Israelis. Just as are present in the United States, Europe and the rest of the developed world, there are the useful idiots who take the side that their country is a terrible and oppressive nation, as it had not adopted their idea of a socialist utopia. We have them here in Israel as well except here they are far more dangerous as the world, especially in Europe; use these people to demean the government and the security forces which protect them. These are far leftists who would demand for Israel to sacrifice its Jewishness on the altar of a socialist plurality which permitted the entirety of the so-called Palestinian refugees who number closing in on eight-million to become Israelis along with the Arabs in Judea and Samaria giving the Arab Palestinians a majority voice in the government. To them having a Jewish State is an anathema and anachronistic as they argue that no other nation in the world is religiously based. Obviously they have never heard of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq or the other nations which claim to be Islamic States, but it is not that Israel has a religiosity, it is that it is Jewish that bothers them. These often are Jews ashamed of their own Jewishness so they argue that everything Jewish must be made less Jewish until nothing is Jewish. For this reason, they side with their enemies believing that their enemies will reward them once Israel as a Jewish State has been destroyed. Should such an event ever occur, Hashem forbid, then they will find out that they are considered as Jewish as every other Jew in Israel and will receive identical treatment.

 

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Still, with or without any assistance, the Arab Palestinians will protest and riot on a regular basis with checkpoints which are most effective in preventing terrorist attacks targeted in hopes of forcing their being dismantled, on the Temple Mount, and in Bethlehem and other readily recognized locations which will thus garner the greatest amount of media coverage. The media in much of the world has reported that there have been riots in every part of Israel in response to President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem. That is far from the reality. There were some demonstrations along the Gaza border with a small number of rockets launched into Israel, disruptions on the Temple Mount and in Eastern parts of Jerusalem, in Bethlehem and some other locations in Judea and Samaria. As for most of Israel, life has continued uninterrupted and as peaceful as can be. But a peaceful Israel does not make for breathtaking news alerts on the hour and the half hour, only broad rioting wherever the media can see amounts to making for good news reporting. Ask yourself if you saw coverage of rioting in Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, Ashod, Netanya, Herzliya, Ma’alot, Eilat or Akko. Isn’t it remarkable that there have been no reports of rioting or violence in all of these Israeli cities, some of the most well known and largest in the little country? Perhaps the lack of news about problems in all of these locations is because the violence is limited to the few locations where the news coverage was directed and nowhere else. What is not a very well know fact about Israel is that, even including terrorist acts, you are less likely to have a violent crime committed against your person in Israel than you are in the United States. Part of the reason is that Israel has remarkably low crime and a well-ordered and happy society. This is proven by the World Happiness Report where Israel is the eleventh happiest nation on the planet. That is an eye-opener, is it not?

 

Truth of Middle East Conflicts and their Death Tolls

 

Now for the real brain-teaser, we are about to enter the low rioting season. Arab rioting in Israel is seasonal and when it is colder and rainy, there is far less rioting, terror and violence in general. On the other hand, when it gets very hot in the balmy days of summer there is far greater propensity for violence from the Arab Palestinians. This is similar to crime statistics in most major cities where crime increases when it is very hot and drops precipitously when winter arrives. The rioting in Israel is very seasonal peaking in July and August and dropping off in January and February. If the rioting, terrorism and violence really were about the harsh and terrible treatment imposed by Israel, then one would expect there to be an even number of provocations throughout the year and a very steady level of related violence. But that is not the case as it is actually very seasonal with peaks also coming during Jewish holidays, specifically those holidays when Jews are most likely to desire visiting the Temple Mount. This is why during the weeks leading up to Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur and through Sukkot the rioting on the Temple Mount hits a crescendo forcing the closing of the Temple Mount. What is interesting is this closure of the Temple Mount is more often just imposed on Jews and only when the rioting becomes dangerously damaging that the Temple Mount is completely closed, which leads to greater rioting at the entrances which are barred by Security Forces. Odd that it is during these special holidays that suddenly there erupts violence by the Arabs to close the Temple Mount to all non-Muslims; but when Christmas arrives there is no rioting, instead, there are Arab merchants at the entrances selling seasonal gifts and souvenirs as well as food to the visiting foreigners who have money to spend. Then again coming into and through Passover there oddly enough is no second wave of Temple Mount violence. This would be strange as it is another holiday when Jews desire visiting the Temple Mount. But Passover always corresponds to Easter and that brings those tourists with the money to spend and business takes precedence over preventing the Jews from visiting the Temple Mount. Some things are universal and making money off holiday traffic is one of them.

 

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August 3, 2017

Temple Mount Show and Tell the Truth

 

Three Arab terrorists entered the Temple Mount followed briefly later carrying a satchel with fully automatic weapons and one pistol (see video below). They use al-Aqsa Mosque to exchange the weapons and then another mosque in which they change clothing making themselves ready for their attack. When entering the Temple Mount they wear light clothing so as not to raise suspicions wearing heavy clothing. The jackets used to conceal the weapons were likely in the same satchel as the weapons. They put on their jackets used to conceal their weapons until they launch their attack, their design was to murder Jews, to commit Arab terror (no longer will BTC use the term Palestinian in reference to these murderous terror prone groups and will reserve it for the true Palestinian Arabs of the Jordan Opposition Coalition (JOC) headed by Mudar Zahran).

 

 

The next video is what followed, the Arab terror assault on two police guarding one of the areas just off the Temple Mount, a relatively narrow passage with little room to move to escape the automatic fire. The attack murders two police and injures a third police officer (see video below). The two police officers were Druze, not Jews as the terrorists were hoping to murder, and are just as mourned as any Jewish officer for they are also our brave youth. This was the reality faced by Israel and the people desired, demanded, action from their government. The ability to use the Temple Mount for terrorist attacks and infiltration with weapons had to be prevented as such actions threaten every Jew throughout Israel and all feel the possible threats.

 

 

This was what brought the instillation of magnetometers at the entrances in order to prevent anyone from taking weapons up onto the Temple Mount. These scanners were placed outside the Temple Mount entrances, not inside so as not to change the atmosphere on the Temple Mount. The Arabs rioted because they demand to have the right to carry weaponry onto their sacred grounds and possibly stash arms in numbers inside al-Aqsa. This would simply be an escalation as not that long ago the Arabs stored rocks of throwing size and other objects including Molotov Cocktails which used to be employed to attack police on the Temple Mount in the last round of riots (see image below). This is the inside of the precious and most holy of places for Muslims in Jerusalem, presumably the third holiest city in Islam currently (that denotation changes as history unfolds), the al-Aqsa Mosque. This is a place that the Arabs demand that Israeli police must never be permitted to enter, as that would defile the sanctity. The pile of rocks apparently does nothing to the sanctity.

 

al-Aqsa Mosque Rock Pile for Rioting

al-Aqsa Mosque Rock Pile for Rioting

 

That was the picture inside the al-Aqsa Mosque a few year ago after Mahmoud Abbas demanded that Arabs protect the sanctity of the al-Aqsa Mosque when he first used the video he made, the same video which was released again just over two weeks ago on July 19 in our article Rebroadcast of Abbas is Declaration of War where we warned that another round of violence was being readied. The murder of the two police and the murder of three members of a family and the severe wounding of a fourth attacked while having a celebratory Shabbat dinner after the birth of a grandson discussed by us in our article It is a War and the War Claimed Four More Victims. Now we would like to do a thought experiment. No, don’t fret, we promise that it will be an easy thought experiment. Remember the picture above of the weapons, the throwing rocks, in the al-Aqsa Mosque. Replace each rock with one of the items below which were the new weapons smuggled onto the Temple Mount, into the al-Aqsa Mosque and then used to murder the two Israeli police officers (see picture below). Imagine what would happen with a riot breaking out on the Temple Mount and hundreds of Arab young men and women storming out from the al-Aqsa Mosque into Jerusalem murdering as they swarm across the city’s western business districts. Perhaps Prime Minister Netanyahu desires preventing just such a result by placing the detectors outside the entrances to the Temple Mount. Should something like this actually happen and the Israelis manage to prevent a worsening situation resulting in close to or over one hundred Arab deaths, the world media would run headlines which would resemble this, “Israeli Response Kills Hundreds of Arabs in Jerusalem,” and you would read until the fourth or fifth paragraph out of seven, eight or at most nine before you would find reporting that it was a response to Arabs attacking Israelis. The words which would never make it into their reporting would include, but not be limited to, Israeli defenders, Arab terror, or anything else which would clear the picture and illustrate that it was not an Israeli attack where the Arabs were on the defensive but actually the opposite, an Arab mass terror attack initiated from the al-Aqsa Mosque with hundreds of armed Arabs storming the western end of Jerusalem murdering all they encounter until stopped by the Israeli emergency response. Why the world, especially leftists in the media, will blame Israel, as they have in every previous such event, is a question which can have only one answer, anti-Semitism.

 

Military Type Weaponry used in Police Murderous Assault from Temple Mount

Military Type Weaponry used in Police Murderous Assault from Temple Mount

 

Now we can proceed to discuss briefly the reason the riots in Jerusalem, Hevron, in Judea and Samaria as well as in Amman, Jordan around the Israeli Embassy where a Jordanian worker stabbed an Israeli embassy guard with a screwdriver and was shot dead. The guard who shot the attacking workman was arrested by Jordan and then the real threats began. King Abdullah II then contacted the ever-ready Europeans and United States State Department claiming, that should the situation with Israel destroy the sanctity of the Temple Mount with their equipment, metal detectors and all the cameras, his kingdom might erupt and overthrow him; and he asked that they assist him in restoring the peace Israel was threatening both in Jordan and the Arab areas in Judea and Samaria. He added an addendum for the United States claiming that Jordan, under his rule and only his rule, is vital and necessary for the Trump Doctrine against terrorism will fail with devastating consequences should he be overthrown and the rioting threatened just such a consequence. Europe does not require all that much to demand Israel surrender to the Arabs at every turn. Proof comes in the buildings built for the Arabs, which all have European Union flags placed in an emblem detailing their construction and purpose, to change realities on the ground in Area C and force Israel to surrender all the lands liberated in the Six Day War. The State Department of the United States used the threat to President Trump and his efforts started in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as their reason for pressuring Israel. Israel folded; there is nothing more to say about the result, Israel simply folded before world pressure.

 

We really hope that the Temple Mount does not become the central point and supply cache for a general revolt where arms and explosives smuggled onto the Temple Mount and stored in the al-Aqsa Mosque and other Islamic buildings spread throughout the Temple Mount. The work such as the attack which took the lives of the two police officers and the other which took the lives of three members of the Salomon family (Yosef Salomon age 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon age 46, and son Elad Salomon age 36) was that of a small group and of limited scope not expected to destroy the nation of Israel. What would be far worse would be a planned assault with grand and devastating objectives. We do not desire placing ideas in anybody’s head, but the Temple Mount had been utilized before to smuggle arms and explosives but fortunately, there has never been an organized use of such smuggling to arm an uprising with the intent of overthrowing the Israeli governance since the Second Intifada. What is unfortunate is another intifada is exactly what we expect unless security measures are returned to the entrances, every entrance, of the Temple Mount. We fear that the murders of the Salomon family and the police officers and the ensuing rioting against increased security, the metal detectors may not have even been foreseen and ended up being an added and obvious alteration around which to rally the Arab protests. Now all surveillance has been removed and that, we believe, was the intent of the riots both in Israel and in Jordan and now the Waqf will likely try to harass the remaining Israeli police forcing them from manning the entrances at least every Friday.

 

Friday may become the critical day used by the Arabs to smuggle their provisions for whatever they are planning and the world will attempt to force Israel to remain as vulnerable as possible. What will be so devastating is another intifada will very possibly be a final straw and the end of Arab hopes to force Israel to surrender even an inch of land for them to make anything. Friday is the day when the greatest numbers of Muslims attend services around mid-day, hear a riveting and stirring sermon often about supremacy of Islam, the messiah (the Mahdi) will only come when Muslims kill the Jews and often the immediacy for individual Muslims to work to bring the Mahdi as their acts may prove vital to their savior’s arrival. Friday has been the day of the week when offensives are often began which has often been the case in many of the Arab Spring revolts which toppled a number of Arab leaders and started the Syrian multifaceted warfare. It was a Friday when Saudi Arabian forces stood firm preventing an uprising in their nation. It was Friday, March 14, 2011, when those same Saudi Arabian Troops put down the uprising which had started earlier that day after services in Bahrain intending to overthrow the Saudi friendly Monarch. It was Friday, September 29, 2000, on which day the Second Intifada began with rioting on the Temple Mount replete with rocks, rods, bats and other handheld weapons which eventually led to, according to B’Tselem reports, one-thousand-fifty-three Israelis were killed and many reports claim tens of thousands of Israelis being injured with many receiving life-altering injuries. Magnetometers could prevent virtually all weapons from reaching the Temple Mount and cameras could warn of potential gathering of groups which could be a sign of impending troubles allowing for timely intervention. These were logical reactions to a situation which would be intolerable in any other civilized nation and should their leadership take similar measures after the murder of two police officers and three members of a family in their home at their dinner table. Israel, for some reason, taking the same steps which were taken internationally at virtually every international airport after the 9/11 terror strike in New York and Washington D.C. is not permitted the same response as the entire world demanded Israel leave her nation unprotected and vulnerable to terrorism and the murder of their innocents. No, Israel should take the courage and place these devices back where they will do the most good to protect their citizens and tell the world that her citizens, each and every one of them, be they Arab, Jew, Druze, Baha’I, Christian, Muslim or anything else, these individuals are more important than the opinions of every leader of every nation and Israel will serve to protect these precious denizens of Israel and they may as well not bother to say a word and just save their breath.

 

What Israel should do quietly and through political maneuvering would be to promote Jordan Opposition Coalition and a compromise that will permit King Abdullah II to remain with a nation while the Palestinians in Jordan are permitted to establish what the British denied them by forcing the Hashemite Family over them. Once the true Palestinian Arab State, which was supposed to be the reason for Jordan, has been established, they will be able to give their fellow Arabs the homeland in which to have self-rule. Mudar Zahran, the chairman of the JOC, has promised democracy and a home for all Arabs who wish to come and live in the new Palestine, the name he intends to give his new nation. Israel and President Trump would be wise to assist Mudar Zahran while guaranteeing King Abdullah II that there will be a nation of Jordan where he will remain the monarch, which is better than his uncle did in Iraq, and allow him to separate from a disgruntled majority of his people before there is an Arab Spring style revolt against his rule. This would be the smart route to ending the strife between the Arab populations of two nations and provide peace, even if it will come at the price of the dethroning of Mahmoud Abbas, a President in the twelfth year of his four-year term. Perhaps his retirement is well overdue.

 

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July 27, 2017

When Will Israel Become a Real Nation?

 

The latest test for sovereignty, which challenged Israel, was the call for rage, rioting, murdering and general uprising issued by Fatah and the Palestinian Authority when they rebroadcast Mahmoud Abbas and his call for assaulting the Temple Mount in 2014, which led to two weeks of complete chaos and riotous behavior by uncounted Palestinian youths and young adults (see below video 1). This time it led to rioting around the outside of the Temple Mount carrying the theme that Israel had completely blocked off the Temple Mount from Muslim and was destroying their ability to pray at their sacred al-Aqsa Mosque, for the record that is not the one with the golden dome, that is the Dome of the Rock and is not an actual mosque. The reason that these Islamic religious individuals seeking only to cleanse their souls with prayer to Allah were unable to reach the Temple Mount was due to Israel placing metal detectors at the entrances to detect weapons such as knives and firearms. Apparently, all of these saintly individuals must have steel rods or plates within their bodies that were required to repair damage they received during other periods of rage or rioting otherwise metal detectors would only prevent their bringing weapons onto this sacred Islamic site. Why would Israel, out of the blue, if you believe the Arab Palestinians, all of a sudden add metal detectors and additional security cameras to the entrances and particular spots of interest, such as blind spots and alcoves, onto the Temple Mount? Well, it was in response to the murdering of two police and the wounding of a third by three Arab Palestinian terrorists using weapons smuggled in a satchel onto the Temple Mount by a fourth terrorist. The entire operation was broken down by Israeli security services and the videos with the terrorists circled and a breakdown of their actions on videos found on YouTube (see them below videos 2 & 3). Also paying the ultimate price for the violence were three Arab Palestinians, two died when shots were fired at Israeli personnel who responded silencing the fire resulting in two deaths and some small amount of wounded, and a third died when his Molotov cocktail exploded prematurely in his hands completely immolating him. Three Israelis from a family who were murdered killing Yosef Salomon age 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon age 46, and son Elad Salomon age 36 (pictured above) and placed his wife Tova Salomon age 68 in Shaare Zedek Medical Center for emergency surgery saving her life. Elad’s wife managed to herd the grandchildren into a bedroom, lock the door, called police and screamed that they were being attacked. Responding to the screams, an off duty IDF soldier managed to shoot and wound the terrorist through a window of the house. The terrorist, Omar al-Abed age 19, was subdued and was reported to have jumped up and attempted to attack the medical respondents as they worked to try to save the victims and was promptly subdued once again. He was taken for treatment and has been released to security police for arraignment. Simply stated, Israel acted in a sane and normative fashion just as any free, democratic nation would act, for an example take a domestic flight and we bet you will walk through some form of weapons detection.

Video 1

 
Videos 2 & 3

 

 
How did the Arab world respond to the Israeli safety measures on their third holiest place behind Mecca and Medina, India, Pakistan, Turkey, United States and the world? According to Jerusalem Post “In Mecca there are more than 5,000 CCTV cameras and over 100,000 people employed to provide security during the annual Hajj.” We are sure that this is not the only place or time when there are security precautions taken in Mecca, Medina or anywhere around the globe by Muslims in Islamic nations and outside the Islamic world. The only nation where there must be no such protection of worshipers is in Israel and largely only at the Temple Mount where it becomes a world effort and concern. We might pretend to wonder why but the answer was given in the form of two Druze Israelis whose only crime was enlisting as Security Police and guard one of the entrances to the Temple Mount. This cold blooded murder was not the first time that weapons have been used from the Temple Mount to commit terrorism attacks throughout Israel. The murders a few months back theorized that the weapons used may have been smuggled into Israel via the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is the main method by which the terrorists can readily exploit the close proximity of shops and homes which abut the Temple Mount (see image below) to smuggle weapons into Israel. Once the weapons have been brought into East Jerusalem, the entrances onto the Temple Mount are readily available and without metal detectors, they can be smuggled in easily as shown in the videos above. This was the purpose for the detectors but anything that would impede the Arab Palestinians’ ability to murder Israelis cannot be suffered and thus the demonstrations and protests from across the Arab world and had it gone longer likely Europe and the United Nations.

 

Security Personnel Stand by Metal Detector at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India (Photo c/o Jerusalem Post)

Security Personnel Stand by Metal Detector
at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India
(Photo c/o Jerusalem Post)

 

 

Temple Mount Walls Abut by Houses and Shops

Temple Mount Walls Abut by Houses and Shops

 

The Times of Israel reports that “Egypt, France and Sweden called for the Security Council discussion following clashes over the weekend that left five Palestinians dead and saw a brutal terror attack, in which a Palestinian killed three family members at a Shabbat meal.” Trust that they included the terror attack likely because of the insistence of Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon along with American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley if that was truly even included in the reasons. The demonstrations are about something only related to the metal detectors because it impedes the Arab Palestinians ability to smuggle weapons into Israel and around the Temple Mount vicinity with which to murder Jews, euphemistically referred to as Israelis. The truth that their desire is not to murder Christians, Druze, Baha’I, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, Shinto or any of the other thousands of religions and prefer Jewish targets over all else by listening to their incitement and the quotes of their youth who repeat the incitement word-for-word as their indoctrination and its methods permeate every sphere of their young lives turning innocents into murdering machines, or at least that is the hope of their leaders (see videos below). Their incitement can be looked up on your own, as they are proud of much of this as it truly portrays their society as the shining example of a perfect Islamic world.

 


Palestinian Children Enacting Terror Stabbing

 


The Hate is not Israelis but Jews and Only Jews from His Own Speech

 


We Can Only Feel Sorrow that Such a Young Mind
Has Been so Twisted With Hatred Instead of the Joys of Childhood

 


Kindergarten Graduation in Gaza Presumably Showing
Peace and Love to the World Palestinian Jihad Style

 

They teach their youth that there can be only one faith, Islam. They are given the order in which non-Muslims are to be eliminated. They list Christians and idolaters; which includes religions such as Buddhism, Hindus and most of the other Eastern religions; and the atheists but then they list the two exceptions who are the ones who are to be ultimately hated and destroyed first and foremost, the Jews followed by the Apostates, those who left Islam for a different or for no religion. The indoctrination begins as soon as the youth understand speech even before they themselves are able to speak. Often the first words some youth speak are phrases from incitements they have been constantly exposed to and their lives inundated by hate and glorifying the ending of one’s life as a martyr. On top of all this is the payments made to the family of martyrs and terrorists. The majority of the Arab Palestinian economic model is based upon these payments to the families of those terrorists who have been taken alive and convicted to prison in Israel or to the families of those who have fallen while committing acts of terror.

 

These are the payments, which Mahmoud Abbas promised President Trump he would work to terminate, something he actually can simply order and it would be so, until he was assassinated and replaced. Abbas then told the United States Peace Envoy Jarred Kushner and his party that in no way would these precious payments, which are honorable and necessary for the Palestinian People and their entire existence being based upon these remunerations. He simple has told them that the entire Palestinian economy is based on blood money payments and their education consists slowly of indoctrination and incitement towards the elimination of the Jewish State and death of the Jews. It is nice that Abbas finally told the truth for a change, the problem is the United States Peace Envoy disregarded the words spoken by Abbas and continued as if they were informed that when Abbas claims he will continue the payments for terror and the murder of Jews that he means he is ready to make peace if only the United States would pressure Israel to make concessions which would enable further terrorist attacks and the surrender of additional lands as Abbas is still working to destroy Israel in stages.

 

Despite this reality, when the Jordanians and Egyptians demanded that the metal detectors be removed, Israel simply buckled to their demands in total. Adding to the levels of tension came, according to ABC report on Sunday, “Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building at the Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said. Israeli media reported Monday that an Israeli security guard opened fire after a Jordanian worker attacked him with a screwdriver. The worker and the Jordanian owner of the building were wounded and later died, the reports said.” This led to Jordan demanding that Israel turn over the Embassy guard who was involved in the shooting and masses of Jordanians surrounded the Israeli compound. Israel evacuated the embassy leaving the complex empty fearing any escalation. Jordan, along with Egypt and countless others from every direction registered their discontent, as apparently protecting Israeli lives is criminal. Jordan demanded that all video cameras be removed including those which were already on the Temple Mount. The Israeli Security Cabinet, composed of the most trusted “yes men” the Prime Minister could collect, immediately folded and removed all security or observation equipment as demanded by Jordan. The Jordanian Waqf now stands as the supreme possessor of the Temple Mount. Israel ought to move the Jordanian Embassy onto the Temple Mount as it apparently is now Jordanian sacredly owned ground. One must wonder if Israelis will be demanded to have a Jordanian Visa to go up on the Temple Mount in the future.

 

This immediate folding to pressure from the Arab and Palestinian worlds is regrettable and is supremely and seriously misguided. Where will this cowardice end, what will the Israeli surrender at the first provocation take Israel as a nation. Can Israel even believe that anything is sacred when challenged by Jordan, Egypt, Arab Palestinians and who knows whom else. What happens now if Jordan, Egypt, the Arab League, the European Union, the United Nations and UNESCO decide that all of the contested areas of Judea and Samaria as well as half of Jerusalem are now to be given to the Arab Palestinians as the initial promise by Israel to do whatever is demanded to make the Arab world less aggrieved. What after that, perhaps demands for Israel to surrender the Negev so that Gaza and Palestine can be connected. Perhaps after that there will be the demand that the Arabs need agricultural lands and the Galilee appears to be the perfect land for such a venture. Will this end up with Israel defined as the Tel Aviv greater metropolitan area? And then what? Please consider any next step with great care as running from any confrontation when dealing with cowardly bullies as they will continue to press and demand with the backing of the world and at some point Israel is going to have to take a stand and make that stand final. The more land that we can rightfully claim when we make that stand, the better it will be and the better will be the result.

 

We would like to make a suggestion that we know will find many who will claim it is undoable, but hear it out at least. The first and most vital step is to take all the Arab Palestinians starting with Mahmoud Abbas and continue through all which are known enemies of Israel and responsible for the indoctrination and incitement and expel them as the terrorists they are. Then inform the remaining Arab population that they will be permitted an election for their own communities that will be overseen by the Israelis and the United Nations to assure fair and balanced election procedures. There will also be one question which every remaining Arab will be required to answer in order for Israel to decide what can be done to make sure that the peace is held. Each Arab will have three choices to make. They can choose to live in peace and accept Israeli laws, they can decide to be bought out at a ridiculously high price and then go on their way with Israel giving them transport to any nation Israel legally flies to and they can receive acceptance or further travel to another country where they will be accepted or they can choose to war with Israel. Those choosing to be bought out, Israel should attempt to find an Arab state, which will be willing to accept these people as refugees, and Israel will pay that nation a set price per person. Finally, those who choose war against Israel will simply be deported to Jordan, Lebanon or Syria (the Sinai might be an option but why go out of our way to upset Egypt?). The ones who decide to accept Israeli law will be placed on probationary period of three years in which time any serious breach of Israeli law will lead to deportation. After this period, there should be developed a means for them to gain full citizenship, but in the meantime they will be permitted to vote in their local elections and to remain in their city or town and after the three years then there can be considerations of permitting them to move to other Arab controlled areas. Anything beyond these parameters should be considered with a jaundiced eye. Israel will take control of their education system and hopefully the older children can be deprogrammed and the youth will hopefully not be too damaged, as Israel will need to save as many of these youth as possible. With hope, eventually these Arabs will manage to either emigrate or become Israelis and contribute rather than destroy as they are doing now.

 

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