Beyond the Cusp

March 12, 2015

Election Mania is Too Much Too Early?

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The blessing of the Israeli election being called early is that it truncates the electioneering to a short few months which is a very short time frame especially if the party plans on having a primary to determine their roster of candidates and their order which can be very important as nobody wants to be the person occupying the roster position one or two positions higher than the number of mandates garnered by their party. Such was the case in one of the primaries where a recount made the difference placing one candidate likely beyond electable position and in their place within reasonable expectations the person who otherwise would have occupied the cold seat beyond expectations. The brevity also allows for parties to misrepresent their positions and makes it difficult for the opposing parties to reveal and lay out the truth about their opponent’s positions and the ramifications of such. This has led to some strange situations where the nationalist parties have stressed security and a strong stance against Iran and Arab terrorism with the religious Zionist parties stressing retaining every inch of what is defined as the lands for the Jewish State and they are very firm on this point. At the leftist end of the spectrum we hear that the claims that Iran is a threat and terrorism is a major threat are simply ploys trying to scare the electorate into voting for the right wing and national Zionist parties. The leftists claim that what is the central point is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has been responsible for much of the terrorism and the threat from Iran is overblown as United States President Obama has stated he will prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons through the P5+1 Iranian negotiations and that the speech that Prime Minister Netanyahu gave to the United States Congress was simply just electioneering and grandstanding and held no resemblance to reality. They claim that the real challenge to Israelis are the high cost of living and the lack of the Knesset under Netanyahu had ignored the central issues of adequate and affordable housing, acceptance of same-sex marriage, lower food prices and a plethora of social issues pertaining to family cost of living, single parent homes, rights for non-Jews, and the pursuit of a respectful peace through the two states for two peoples framework. The left claim that they are needed so as to repair the relations with the United States, particularly with the White House as Prime Minister Netanyahu has alienated the relations with the President and strained relations with the United States to the breaking point and they know they can work with President Obama and together they will be able to reach a peace with the Arabs which will provide peace and an end to terrorism.

 

Never mind reality, we are talking about elections which are often removed from reality. The perception is that the two sides of the political spectrum not only hold different and even diametrically opposing views, they cannot even admit to each other the definitions of the problems facing Israel. The right sees threats on almost every front while the left sees mainly domestic threats. The right claims Israel must retain as much if not all of the lands of Judea and Samaria and definitely a unified Jerusalem. The left claims that by surrendering all of the lands beyond the Green Line including the eastern half of Jerusalem that there will be no change to traveling to visit the wall as there will be peace and thus an end to terrorism. Iran does not even appear on the leftist shopping list of problems while same-sex marriage and minority rights are nowhere to be seen on the rightist, nationalist agenda. Obviously both parties cannot be right and it will not be easy for the average voter who has not been all that attentive to the world situation and politics to discern which side is correct in identifying the problems before the Election Day arrives and they must vote. This is where the media has been less than forthright in their coverage of the elections. The media has ridiculed and been disparaging treating the claims from the nationalists who identify keeping a hardline approach to negotiating with the Arabs and not surrendering additional lands and are very wary of the nuclear program in Iran and the threat a nuclear armed Iran would pose not just to Israel but the world and the rest of the Middle East. The most egregious adventurism has been the cooperation and unified front being presented by President Obama, the European political elite and the world leftist dominated media in mocking the nationalists as alarmists and painting a picture of the world as being peaceful and not full of threats against the nations of Israel portraying the most pressing problems in Israel to be identified step for step in sync with the leftist agenda.

 

This plotting gets worse because the average voter does not have the time to research deeply into the problems of the times and easily is confronted with monthly bills, food prices, petrol prices, traffic delays and the plethora of problems in day-to-day living and they do not have the time to assess the world scene so they rely on the media for such information. As an example of the media slant one need look no further than the coverage given Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of the United States Congress. Nearly all the coverage quoted Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi’s comments, “insult to the intelligence of the United States,” and it had her “near tears” through most of the speech. For the sake of repetition and in case you missed it; here is the entirety of Ms. Pelosi’s official statement,

The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values, our common ideals and mutual interests. Ours is a deep and abiding friendship that will always reach beyond party. Americans stand shoulder to shoulder with the Israeli people. The state of Israel stands as the greatest political achievement of the 20th century, and the United States will always have an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security.

That is why, as one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.

Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated something we all agree upon: a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable to both our countries. We have all said that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons is the bedrock of our foreign policy and national security. As President Obama has said consistently, all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.

 

This was very likely the most covered commentary on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s historic speech to the United States Congress. It also provided so many notable quotables that the media had a field-day choosing what each writer felt were the most damning words. But there were also the criticisms from President Obama who had some very specific complaints of the speech for somebody who attested that they did not see the speech but had perused a summary given before the speech of what Prime Minister Netanyahu would say. President Obama went to great lengths to insist that the choice presented by Netanyahu was between the deal which the President assured all was an excellent deal in the makings or war. Netanyahu’s alternative to the peace being sought by the P5+1 with Iran was war. The Prime Minister added nothing new to the conversations and his alternative was war. This last assessment is probably the closes to being factually accurate but still suffers from the greatest lie put out from the White House, namely that Netanyahu was proposing to go to war with Iran. Even before the speech President Obama was casting aspersions on the coming speech claiming it would offer nothing new, simply that the Prime Minister would claim that the peace being negotiated was inadequate and a bad deal and that war was necessary to stop Iran. The war claim was also omnipresent despite it being a completely false claim. What Prime Minister did say concerning war were the following quotes,

To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle, but lose the war. We can’t let that happen.

This deal won’t be a farewell to arms. It would be a farewell to arms control. And the Middle East would soon be crisscrossed by nuclear tripwires. A region where small skirmishes can trigger big wars would turn into a nuclear tinderbox.

Now we’re being told that the only alternative to this bad deal is war. That’s just not true. The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal.
Ladies and gentlemen, history has placed us at a fateful crossroads. We must now choose between two paths. One path leads to a bad deal that will at best curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions for a while, but it will inexorably lead to a nuclear-armed Iran whose unbridled aggression will inevitably lead to war. The second path, however difficult, could lead to a much better deal, that would prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, a nuclearized Middle East and the horrific consequences of both to all of humanity.

Notable in these quotes is that in none of them does the Prime Minister expect or even desire that the alternative be war, he precisely stated the opposite when he proposed that the alternative should be a better deal. This was his comment which flat laid it out where he stated, “Now we’re being told that the only alternative to this bad deal is war. That’s just not true. The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal.” His stand was definitely against war but instead he spelled out using the same sanctions which were used originally to bring Iran to the table in the first place, the same sanctions President Obama is so overtly anxious to lift off of Iran having removed many of them during secret talks held without even informing the other members of the P5+1 group which are France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany. History will note should a nuclear exchange emanate from the Middle East either between Middle Eastern and North African nations or launched in a first strike from within the Middle East on Europe or the United States or Canada that the situation was due to the releasing Iran from the economic sanctions without having first attaining a stronger deal that the agreement reached and that Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu had warned that the sanctions needed to be reapplied and a far better deal needed to be the goal,

 

One might expect the above to be all over the media in Israel. It is almost nowhere to be found, especially not in the television or radio news or even in the majority of the print media. There are a few journalist and editorialists sprinkled throughout the print media such as Caroline Glick at the Jerusalem Post who give the nationalist news makers the recognition they deserve but are rarely mentioned by such as Haaretz, probably one of the iconic names in news around the world as it has an English edition which is politically right in line with the leftist Jewish audiences in Europe and the United States where it is almost considered the official representation of the news that is news. Instead you find every negative story imaginable against Netanyahu and favorably slanted coverage of Yitzhak Hertzog and little mention of Tzipi Livni as her name has polled as negative influence and that Hertzog is far more acceptable to the Israeli public thus Tzipi is ignored despite the rumors that she will be Prime Minister the first two years and Hertzog the last two years if there is still an Israel left to govern. There are now a mere five days until the elections.

 

The most unbelievable news which should be spread across the top of every news source in Israel, we will see today what coverage this gets, is the statement from the Palestinian Authority that they were arresting as many Hamas operatives in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) as they could find in order to prevent any attacks between now and the elections so that the people will be more inclined to vote for Hertzog and Livni than for Netanyahu and the nationalists. It has also been reported, unsurprisingly, that the Arab leadership is already salivating over having Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Hertzog as Prime Minister of Israel. The descriptions given of the two candidates qualifications they most profoundly admired were also revealing. They claimed that Tzipi Livni was responsible for the terms in the 1701 peace accord which was to be enforced by UNIFIL forces in Lebanon and the terms in this agreement were so lenient and poorly written that instead of preventing Hezballah rebuilding their positions and rearming, it had allowed Hezballah to rebuild, add onto their bunker and tunnel networks and resupply and add to their rocket arsenal increasing it twenty fold and also being allowed to gain longer range rockets and even some guided missiles which now enable Hezballah to strike all of Israel and to target reliably targets in central Tel Aviv and the Dimona complex in the Negev regions. And as far as Yitzhak Hertzog their assessment is that he is a weak and timid person who will be easily pushed and shoved into making weak deals which will provide the Arabs with the advantage in any dealings. The Arabs also note that both Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Hertzog have stated that they plan on repairing relations with the White House and forming an alliance with President Obama and using his guidance to seek a pathway to peace with the Arab Authority and pursue the two state solution stipulated in the Oslo Accords. They are expected to bring great rewards and potentially the downfall of Israel should they be elected and chosen to lead Israel. It is towards this end that all terror operations have been stifled and placed on hold until after the election so as to give the appearance that terrorism is over and the situation is ripe to make sacrifices for peace and that is the reasoning behind this quiet lull Israel is experiencing. Of course that is unless one decides to go up onto the Temple Mount. Enter the Temple Mount and the truth becomes evident, but that is of little matter as so few will enter the Temple Mount and those who do will not vote in a manner conducive to the Arab aims for the destruction of Israel once they gain all of Judea and Samaria and hold the high grounds overlooking the heart of Israel, a heart they intend to pierce with the same rockets which have made Sderot into a ghost town during the last war with Hamas in Gaza, that will be the fate of Tel Aviv and its surrounding suburbs from Ashdod to Netanya. Will five days be long enough or will Israel once again learn the hard way that Never Again was more than a polite phrase to be chanted at rallies and otherwise forgotten.

 

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February 27, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas, The Man Who Could Not Say Yes

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We recently got a glimpse into the cavernous abyss in which every proposal, be it for a lasting peace to something as simple as accepting responsibility over lands presumably already under your control. This deep, dark cavern sits in the central structure in Ramallah and is where the shreds of every offer to promote responsibility is finally sent to rest amongst the shattered tatters of every other offer of responsibility, whether offered or assigned, that were placed anywhere near the Arab leadership. This time the near bottomless trash bin of history was opened briefly to permit Mahmoud Abbas to effortlessly repeat his maneuver whereby any proffered responsibility or petition of a genuine peace is tossed to lie shattered and never to return. This time the item artfully dodged and allowed to casually crash amongst the ruins of hundreds, if not thousands, of deals offering peace, autonomous statehood, actual governance, working coexistence and for holding elections placed on hold since 2006 was an international initiative, supported by the United States, Europe, and Jordan, to radically change governmental control in Gaza placing all of governance under the control of the central leadership of the Palestinian Authority which would make Mahmoud responsible to represent all of the Palestinian Arab governance and responsibility to prepare all of the Arabs within the span of the unity government’s legal and singular responsibility.

 

If one were to peek inside the cavern of any responsibility they would see all forms of peace and other initiatives which all have one particular commonality; the placing of responsibility for over any areas, governing of any people, readying the Arab population for peace, ending the endless incitement, preventing otherwise endless terrorist attacks and numberless peace proposals which granted the Arab populations complete independence and made to stand on their own and resist coups and other assaults on the Arab leadership. All this document proffered was the finalizing of the assignments of the unity government over all the quasi-independent Arab populations be they in Judea and Samaria which were already the responsibility of Mahmoud Abbas and including Gaza within the responsible governance area to be the ruling entity responsible for all actions, providing civil obligations and maintaining order in preparation of a final peace agreement. This petition would have placed Chairman Abbas responsible over all border crossings in Gaza as well as the governance of Gaza and would have completed the formalization and unification of the supposedly unity government which stipulated a single governing entity formalized to be responsible of providing all governmental functions over Gaza exactly as Mahmoud Abbas is presumed to supply in Judea and Samaria. Since the unifying of rule must be such a daunting task, we can assume that taking responsibility for all of the Palestinian Arab population being governed by a singular leader and finally the reinitiating of elections and quasi-normal governance at an equal or superior level as that which had been provided when Gaza was under the control of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and friends is simply too much to ask. Hopefully, should Abbas begin to provide normal governance that he can also promote an order where citizens can expect to be granted equal levels of governance and respect such that should hostilities resume that they will not once again find themselves used again as human shields by terrorist fighters.

 

As long as the leadership of the Arabs residing within Israel but held mostly Jordanian, Syrian, Egyptian, Iraqi or Saudi Arabian citizenship and were foreign citizens who has settled within the British Mandate lands which became Israel and either fled the area voluntarily heeding the Mufti of Jerusalem when he called for all the Arabs residing within what became the Jewish state on May 15, 1948 and those few others who remained and took up arms against Israel when the fighting began and were thus expelled from Israel during her struggle to survive as a nation as seven nations’ armies attacked her on the very morning of her declaration intending to destroy the nation and slaughter her Jewish citizens and very likely also those Arabs who remained within Israel and either remained neutral or were amongst the few who fought alongside their Jewish countrymen in the believed fruitless fight to avoid the inevitable destruction of their new homeland of Israel, these Arabs remained as a part of Israel with citizenship and their children are now Israelis as are their grandchildren while the so-called Palestinian Arabs either fled and mostly joining the mujahidin fighters who were under the leadership of the Mufti of Jerusalem and were one of the militias who joined the war against the nascent state of Israel and are still insisting that they be given their own state replacing Israel thus finally attaining their goal of the eradication of Israel. This is the dirty little secret which is shared by the vast majority of the Arabs demanding a state of their own while refusing at every juncture to accept a state beside Israel living in peace and security, almost sounds like the end of an idealistic film about some mystical place where ibex, unicorns and other magical and actual but idealized creatures reside.

 

The root of this dirty little secret began long before Israel was even declared a state and well after the Roman dispersal of the Jews residing in Judea and Samaria and neighboring areas making up the lands of the Hebrews, the forefathers of modern Jewry. After the dispersal of a large majority of the Hebrews to the far flung corners of their Empire the Romans went one step further attempting to demean and remove any Hebrew of Jewish ties to the lands and changed its name by Roman Emperor Hadrian to Syria Palaestina. The name Palaestina, some spell it Palestina among other similar spellings translating it into some phonetic form of English, was chosen as a mispronunciation of the reference to Philistines, the ancient and longstanding enemies of the Jews who had settled in what is today called Gaza. The Philistines themselves were originally from Greece who separated from one of the Grecian city states and settled along the Mediterranean coasts in the area of Gaza and fought regularly with their neighboring Judean tribes. The Romans chose this name to add insult to injury of putting down the Bar-Kokhba Revolt of 132-135. There were no numbers of Arabs or others whose heritage began in the Arabian Peninsula, thus the Arabs of today are definitely not the descendants of the Philistines. Still, the desire and only peace acceptable to the Arabs is for an Arab state to replace Israel with the majority of the Jews either expelled or murdered. The riots in the 1920s through the 1930s were largely initiated by the Mufti of Jerusalem despite the fact that he spent much of the years of World War II in Berlin and met regularly with the German high command and Hitler and was claimed by some to have had an influence on the decisions around the ‘Final Solution’ of the Jews in Europe. The story goes that the Nazis were simply going to expel the Jews sending them to the British Mandate to overload the British with caring for this influx of millions of Jews to the area. It was the protestations from the Mufti of Jerusalem pleading that the Jews not be sent to contaminate his lands and demanded they be murdered instead. He then petitioned the Nazi high command to promise they would do the same to these Jews who insist on still residing in his lands thus removing what the Mufti of Jerusalem regarded as his lands.

 

The Arabs were offered a homeland country of their own as part of the formation of Israel. This offer drawn up and proffered at the November 29, 1947 United Nations General Assembly with the drafting Resolution 181 and sending it to the Zionist Congress and to the Arab League, the two governing boards for the Jews and Arabs respectively. The Zionist Congress agreed to the plan of dividing the lands half and half despite the fact that the majority of the lands intended for the Jews was the almost whole Negev Desert while despite the best farm lands being denoted for the Arabs, the Arab League refused Resolution 181 thus making it void and that was the end result of that attempt to form two states for two peoples living side-by-side in peace and security. After the war to annihilate the Jews at the very start of the Jewish State was halted by an armistice, not a peace treaty, an armistice, a Hudna, a temporary peace kept by both sides unless the forces of Islam are finally given the powers to defeat their enemies or ten years, whichever comes first. The armistice established the Green Line and left Gaza in Egyptian hands and Judea and Samaria as well as the eastern half of Jerusalem, thus Arabs having control over all of the lands the Arab Palestinians claim to desire today and not the destruction of Israel. Despite Arab ownership of those areas, there were no efforts to construct a new state for the Arabs, at least not until the forces of Islam conquered all of Israel and then they can establish yet another Arab nation in place of Israel, actually on her grave. The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) was the first of the Arab inventions which targets the replacement of Israel with an Arab state and nothing less. This fully explains why the PLO was founded in 1964 which is a full three years before the Six Day War of 1967 placed lands under presumed Israeli occupation. The occupation is a misnomer as well as the Mandate lands Resolution 181 divided was the area from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. That was also the original lands for the land of Israel starting on May 15, 1948. Egypt was seen as occupying Gaza and Jordan was occupying Judea and Samaria which Jordan quickly renamed ‘West Bank’ as Judea and Samaria were just too Jewish for their likings. During the time from the end of the first war to eradicate Israel ending in 1949 and the Six Day War of 1967 the Arab world controlled the lands claimed by Arabs and never even a mention of forming another Arab state. Only after the Israelis liberated those lands which were intended for her and did belong to Israel on the morning of the War of Independence did the call come demanding Israel now form the Arab state they refused in 1947 at the United Nations.

 

Every offer since then has been refused as insufficient by those representing the Arabs who are claimed to have been evicted from their rightful and ancient homelands. Even when making peace with Egypt and later Jordan did either desire to reclaim the lands they had occupied, Gaza, Judea and Samaria. This rendered those lands as actually to be, and this is valid, liberated Israeli lands. Now Israel has left Gaza and allowed it to form a state independently as Israel surrendered all claims. The Problem is that until an Arab state is formed within Gaza it reverts to Israeli ownership, but this was the exact area that Mahmoud Abbas refused to take control over because he knows that would be placing an actual governing entity over Gaza thus making Gaza an independent nation and that would release Israel of any obligations to provide Gaza with the tons upon tons of goods, electricity, water, fuel and other necessities and niceties daily, and oddly even during this past summer’s fifty day operation Protective Edge Israel continued to provide truckloads of food, medical supplies and other aid even during the fighting and even continued to supply the water and electricity which Hamas and Islamic Jihad benefitted from and drank in well lighted bunkers the main bunker under the basement of Gaza’s largest hospital which remained untouched and fully supplied with electricity. Mahmoud Abbas simply refused to accept ownership of Gaza even though technically Hamas has surrendered all of Gaza to Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority. What does this mean for the unity government agreement? Have the Arabs decided to simply walk away from ownership of Gaza because to do so would force them to accept Gaza and the initial part of their state, a test case? A test case was exactly what Gaza was intended to produce. Initially the Palestinian Authority ruled over Gaza but that did not work out that way. Soon after the Palestinian Authority had control of Gaza but had failed as Hamas launched a coup and repelled the Palestinian Authority forces. This placed Hamas, a terrorist entity recognized as so throughout the Western world and beyond, in control of a nation technically. Nobody wanted that to become a state, until recently when the European Union decided Hamas was not all that evil anyways and declassified them from terrorist to just another branch of freedom fighters. The truth is that Israel conceded Gaza to be run as an independent state and to show the Arabs in Gaza were capable of self-rule. Thus far, as nobody claims to rule or organize such that Gaza is doing well for a land with no governance, but the true reality is that the Arabs desire one thing, the end of Israel and then a new Arab state, but never before. That is why even as Israel gave Gaza to the Palestinian Authority and their reaction was a complete failure, is Israel not rushing in to take back Gaza despite it being technically ungoverned. What we have in Gaza is a small state without declared governance being refused by Mahmoud Abbas, technically the actual ruler, Hamas still refusing to declare their responsibility but still making the decisions, collecting fees for using the infiltration tunnels they dug, and everything else they desire to perform but not rule. Hamas is keeping order along with Islamic Jihad and other groups but is now facing a technical threat from ISIS who have let it be known that they believe that all of the terror groups fighting Israel have lost their way and only they are pure enough to fight against Israel so should replace the Palestinian Authority, the PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the rest of the alphabet soup and after testing the members of these other terror organizations they will accept those found to be sufficiently ISIS Muslims and the rest will likely face a mass execution video in their future. There are some very large and dangerous things swimming around the central Middle East at this moment in history that is unfolding in painfully slow motion. Perhaps we should thank G0d that they are progressing in slow motion as that initial ISIS conquest was things happening way too fast. What comes next is anybody’s guess. The big question for now is what would it entail for the future should ISIS replace the many separate and often infighting terror groups surrounding Israel? Let’s hope we do not ever find that out as it is way too scary to even contemplate. Way, way, way too Serious!

 

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February 6, 2015

Similar Shades of Terror Practices

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The media coverage has been very interesting in a peculiar and unnerving manner since the presence of ISIS exploded out of Syria onto the front pages and lead stories on every media form informing of the current events and especially the atrocities perpetrated almost daily under presumably false pretense in the name of Islam. I honestly believe and know that there are a great majority of Muslims who are just as unsettled and repulsed by the actions and displays of executions performed and proudly presented by ISIS. We saw two proud and upstanding Muslims who as followers of Islam worked and did all they were able, one giving his life, to protect and save lives in the three days of horrors in Paris during the Charlie Hebdo terror slaughters just last month. Officer Ahmed Merabet, a Muslim police officer who arrived to the scene and attempted to stop further mayhem, paid for his efforts with his life. Badly injured from shots taken in an initial exchange of fire, Officer Ahmed Merabet raised his empty hands signaling that he was unarmed and posed no threat to their escape yet was mercilessly shot one last time directly to the head by one of the brothers, whose names we will not honor with mention, went out of his way to commit the execution. Additionally, Lassana Bathily represented the other face of Islam when he harbored many of the patrons in Hyper Cacher kosher market sheltering them inside the freezer after raising the temperature and then facilitated police efforts by giving them vital information which assisted the authorities in timing and executing their final assault ending that stand-off. The complete story as we covered can be read at “Two Faces of Islam in Charlie Hebdo Attacks.” The problem is that news always gives a jaundiced view on every facet of society as their product demands that they cover the worst of human misery or violence as if they covered the news by reporting that at Main Street and Third Avenue there were no accidents and the traffic light functioned perfectly; who would read or watch such coverage.

 

Yet the coverage given by much of the mainstream media, especially such as the BBC (British Broadcasting Company), AFP (Agency France Press), FOX, CNN (Cable News Network) and too many others, has given titles exclaiming horrific headlines using expletives expressing their revulsion of the scenes they are either about to broadcast or describe in every minute and despicable detail of the latest disgusting deeds of ISIS or the further devastation across Syria. The stories are enough to turn even the strongest of stomachs to churning with uneasy nausea from images which the steeliest of gazes must turn aside and the coverage informs that ISIS affronts deserve societal sanction and the use of military force to prevent their spreading their horror any further and subjugating even more people to such horrors and injustices. Yet many of these very same newscasts will report on the importance of allowing the Palestinian Authority to found their own nation in the “West Bank” and Gaza, and note their use of the Jordanian invented terminology for the expressed purpose of removing any Jewish historic identity to the actual names, Judea and Samaria, and make stealing the historic heartlands of the ancient Hebrew homelands to form a terror state which subjects their own people and any Israelis they are able to victimize using horrors equal in revulsion and barbarity as ISIS has used but somehow the mainstream news manages to turn their heads and ignore what occurs right before their cameras and the views of their reporters and camera crews. For the doubters, perhaps a few examples from the recent past which have largely been ignored as such does not fit the story of inhuman denials of decency by Israel and the righteous longing of the Palestinian Arabs for a state in their ancient lands dating back years uncountable, largely because there never has been such an Arab state ever in these lands thus no such days exist, let alone years.

 

The current horrific murder by ISIS was the absolutely horrific burning to death the Jordanian Pilot, who was a prisoner of war who should have been treated with certain assurances and decencies as dictated by the Geneva Convention, who was placed in an iron cage in gasoline soaked orange jumpsuit above gasoline soaked sands with a stream of gasoline soaked sand tailing to two men who lighted the ditch which resulted in the scene which most of us have chosen not to watch for we are of sensitivities to which we defer when possible and refuse to view such inhumanity of those who have regressed to such depravities. The news story for the Jordanian pilot’s fate has been given wall to wall coverage, as it deserves. A story just as horrific was all but ignored by the international news services and never got a first play in most markets, let alone second coverage or similar emphasis as the Jordanian pilot’s story. I am speaking of Ayala Shapira and her father, Avner Shapira, who were almost burned to death and young Ayala remains in the hospital, an eleven year old girl who had been full of life and now has recently been removed from a ventilator and is able to breath on her own but still must use nonverbal communication when communicating with her parents. Ayala was caught in the car where an Arab in Judea or Samaria violently threw a Molotov cocktail through the vehicle window of the family vehicle which exploded in her lap covering her entire body in flames trapping her in the vehicle until her father grasped her free of the car and extinguished the flames saving her life but leaving her with burns over more than three-quarters of her body and nearly causing her death. She is facing a future which will include who knows how many operations to reconstruct her body and attempt to rehabilitate her face returning her at least to a resemblance of her former soft and gentle features. In the more immediate future she will not be attending school and missing being with her friends or any other vestige of a normal life of such a young girl. Her horrors and the violent savagery of her attack equaled that of the Jordanian pilot with one major difference; Ayala was simply driving home with her father and was not operating a fighter-bomber jet aircraft in a war zone when she was set on fire. We covered her tragic story in the editorial named, “May These be the Last Victims of this and All Intifada.”

 

Those of us who have followed the atrocities committed by ISIS have read of their throwing homosexuals from rooftops simply for their sexual preferences. Certainly no such atrocities have been committed by any other entities. Well, not so much actually. After Hamas in Gaza fought the fifty day war with Israel this past summer they performed some cleansing where they took the liberty of removing some of the leadership from Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah Party. The preferred means of removing these undesirable political individuals are by two methods largely, shooting them as they kneeled before their executioner who would walk down a line of fellow Palestinian Arabs from a different political party shooting each in the back of their heads or by taking them to the tops of buildings and tossing them off. The slaughter in Gaza was not given lengthy coverage as such was not a story which fit any narrative or support any government or media interests thus was relegated to non-news items. We have heard about the horrific murders of women in Pakistan, Afghanistan and other nations in the Middle East yet seldom are those same honor killings committed by Palestinian Arabs given similar coverage as the Palestinians are a protected class of people who must not be made to appear barbaric or overtly violent in any way as to relate their actual actions would turn Israeli actions from highly suspect to completely understandable. There has been coverage of stonings across the Middle East where people have been stoned to death for heresy, converting to Christianity from Islam, adultery or various other crimes according to Sharia. The attempted stoning by Palestinian Arabs of vehicles with Israeli license plates assuming they are driven and occupied by Jews are derived from similar motivations, the killing of those from outside Islam viewed to be threats to the supremacy of Islam and not bowed to its rule. Some of these ‘stones’ are the size of cinderblocks capable of smashing through windshields and causing the cars to be crashed and too often resulting in death or severe injuries requiring prolonged hospitalization. In a story we looked back at some of the stoning assaults including the pictures of Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan who were victims of just such an assault as they drove by one of these ambushes as well as a picture of United States Representative Eliot Engel and Representative Jerrold Nadler with Representative Nadler holding the rock which was hurled onto them from an overarching cliff overlooking the Mount of Olives Cemetery as they were ascending to view certain graves and pay respects honoring them which can be read in an article titled “Boko Haram Erases Nigerian City of Baga from the Map.” I ask now, exactly what is the difference between the actions and violence committed by ISIS and committed by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and the other Arab terror groups operating in Gaza, Judea and Samaria and why Israel must stand down while much of the world is bombing their terror enemies.

 

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