Beyond the Cusp

September 25, 2018

Time to Cement a Permanent Peace

 

Israel has never been in a more advantageous position since they wasted their victories of the 1967 Six Day War and then again after the 1973 Yom Kippur War when the Arab world was sent reeling and vulnerable with absolute no means of opposing any Israeli demands. After both of these Arab initiated wars, Israel had proven their ability to defeat the combined militaries of the Arab nations on all borders and had expanded the regions she controlled to not only include both the liberated, that is liberated from illegal Arab occupation, Shomron, renamed West Bank by Jordan, and Gaza, which was held by Egypt, but also the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula and the eastern banks of the Suez Canal. That was a different time when Israel was seen as the underdog overcoming outrageous odds through grit and determination and deserving of respect. Arab financed and leftist supported anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel propaganda has moved the entire argument from the Arab world against tiny Israel to the military state of Israel which is run by the Mossad and the IDF has conquered the nation of Palestine and victimized the destitute population ever since. When did Israel conquer this nation called Palestine? Well, do not try and confuse the debate, everybody knows they did and that solves it. But there has never been a nation of Palestine, let alone an Arab nation of Palestine. Nonsense, you are simply copying the Zionist lies, they have used their control of the media to tell their lies. These are the conversations which happen when one bothers to actually challenge the Arab propaganda, especially trying to get to the truth at any of the various campuses ‘Hate Israel Weeks or Months” which are held annually on so many major college campuses. How do we know this, guess.

 

The story has been altered such that Israel has been cast as the bully and plain evil. This has found fertile ground with those who are prone to anti-Jewish suspicions. These exist throughout the extreme edges of the political spectrum both left and right, which under the current slide to the far left, this has started to become a situation which has posed a problem for Israel. The fact is, that there is a relatively conservative, who ten to fifteen years ago would have been considered slightly left of center, as President in the White House. He has initiated some actions concerning the Middle East which have been considered to be very pro-Israel, but this is not entirely accurate as every one of these acts have been to normalize the situation with a context of the realities under which any decision in any of the international courts would be forced to reach because of the actual and honest standings of the Israeli claims over the propaganda everyone is being fed. For a small peek behind the curtain, please take our kind invitation to read for yourself a copy of the Court Ruling from the decision made by the Third Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Versailles in a case brought by the PA against the French companies Alstom and Veolia for building Jerusalem’s light rail system. Their final decision was also a warning to the PA that Israel has the sole claim to all of Judea and Samaria and that they would do best not to take this into any court of law. Furthermore, in an earlier case brought before Egyptian Judge, Justice El Araby, and the International Court of Justice (ICJ), who sat in judgement as part of the panel which heard the case where the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) sought an advisory opinion in 2003 from the ICJ on the legality of the security barrier erected by Israel; the Honorable Justice El Araby warned the UNGA and others, including Mahmoud Abbas and the whole of the PA, that filing further ran some risks, as he stated,

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

 

We hope that taste was a sufficient piece of reality to chew upon. The International Law is based on treaties, not on popular opinions or propagandas or feelings but on that which is written and accepted as law. In the case of Israel, the law has to do with the British Mandate which promised all, that is every last square millimeter, of the land between the Jordan River west to the Mediterranean Sea belongs to the Jewish State, Israel. This is all written in very specific language in the Mandate System under the League of Nations and adopted by the United Nations as enforceable under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. These are the truths under which courts are forced to use for their rulings which are not aligned with what is portrayed as the popular opinion. This is the way it is conveyed despite polling of the American people shows a comfortable majority support Israel. The reason for some nervousness within Israel is that Israel has become a polarized and partisan subject where the Republican Party, by overwhelming numbers, support Israel while the Democrat Party splits far closer to an even split and sliding away from their former position as friends of Israel. This is a direct result of the Democrat Party slide to the far left such that many are finding that the Democrat Party has left them and gone into some place which they see as dark and ominous. The problem is that the American population is still split fairly evenly between the two parties and the entire political spectrum has shifted considerably to the left, that is both parties such that true conservatives have found that they are standing without any party which supports their beliefs.

 

What does any of this really have to do with Israel and the potential realities, if any, of a coming “Deal of the Century” from the Administration of President Trump? The reality is that these are adjustments where the United States has all but terminated funding for the Palestinian Authority and completely abandoned UNWRA and removed all recognition for the Palestinian Arab “refugees” who were born after 1948 and in specific cases 1967 as President Trump has stated that the Palestinian Arab refugees are not a special breed of refugee where their status is hereditary and passes from parents to offspring to their offspring to their offspring and presumably on-and-on into perpetuity. President Trump ended this claim and defunded UNRWA who gave the support structure for this ruse. These decisions are of a Presidential nature which means that they have a shelf-life. Just like the JCPOA, the Iran Nuclear Deal, which as a Presidential agreement, it only was valid as long as whoever is the President agreed to honor it. This is also true for these decisions made by President Trump and should he lose to a Democrat Party candidate in 2020, then these decisions could be immediately overturned, and likely would be so overturned immediately after the inauguration. We can likely be assured that Hillary Clinton was the last Democrat Party candidate for President of the United States who could even be cast as potentially pro-Israel, and we have our doubts about her. Even should President Trump be reelected, after the 2024 election on January 20, 2025 (or there abouts) there will be a new President and they might decide that these decisions were far too controversial whether they be Democrat or Republican. So, the Israeli government, specifically those in leadership positions, need realize that the situation facing them is about as favorable as it is probably ever going to get. This means that any ideas which they might have to take advantage of these events have a sell-by date and that might be coming sooner rather than later.

 

Israel has not been in a position where most of the power was in her hands since the early 1980’s if not even earlier. Just as then, this will not be a permanent situation and waiting can only waste yet one more golden opportunity. Waiting for President Trump to come forward with his “Deal of the Century” may actually work against Israeli interests. This is doubtful, but President Trump will be forced simply by political realities to provide something for the Arab side which could eventually become yet another threat to Israeli security and continued peace. Israel needs to remember all the promises she had received through the years from Presidents claiming to have their back. For every one of those promises, it seems that there are a couple of knives in their back right about where they were patted when promised that they had the Israeli leader’s back and that of the nation and her people. It is well past time that Israel simply acted in her own behalf, on her own behalf, and using the fact that she is the real power in the region as the backing for her decision. This does not mean that Israel should act with complete disregard for the Palestinian Arabs who were merely Arabs until 1964 and the great idea forged by the KGB to adopt the name of Palestinian as they realized that there was a long history of Palestinians in the region, who were the Jews as this is how the Jews were called during the British Mandate period which began in 1922 after World War I. What were the Arabs referred to as during this time? Well, they were called Syrians, Iraqis, Egyptians, Jordanians or simply Arabs and the Jews were Palestinians because it was only the Jews who had a presence in Jerusalem and the surrounding regions since almost pre-historic times. The Jews were the people who resided in the region when the Romans changed its name from Judea to Syria Palaestina to remove any reference to the Jews as they were attempting to destroy the Jewish People, something often tried but never with any success thankfully. The Romans changing the area’s name Judea to Syria Palaestina was exactly the same as when Jordan in occupying the Shomron which is made up of Judea and Samaria was renamed West Bank to remove the historic Hebrew names. They chose to adopt the name of Palestinians was such that they could claim the entire history of the Jewish People in the Holy Land which they have done with a well funded propaganda campaign. The entire story of Palestinian Arabs is largely a phantasm, wisps of smoke entwined with mirrors, something which vanishes with even the slightest introduction of actual history and facts. The demonizing of Israel, though, is a political position which has gained much validity largely due to the great amounts of funding behind these positions.

 

This is the reason why Israel needs to act while they have an upper position and the support from the White House. Should the “Blue Wave” become a reality in the upcoming midterms, any attempts by the White House to act will be severely crippled as the Congress will immediately start investigations, beyond the Mueller farce, and possibly bring charges under Articles of Impeachment. All of this would take over the attention of the White House and especially the man in the Oval Office and Israel could rapidly be placed on the back burner which could allow the Congress to undo much of the funding changes which have altered the situation. Things could change rapidly and any change would more likely be against the Israelis best interest and even return everything to the situation faced before President Trump moved the deckchairs. Israel needs to move in her own interests and remember that any deal brought forth by outside interests will very likely demand that Israel make a compromise which could, according to promises, be undone by Israel if things went awry. Israel was given this exact promise when she agreed to the Gaza pullout which made over eight-thousand Israelis instantly homeless and jobless thrown from their communities and placed around the country in temporary housing where some still languish. Their entire life’s work was torn to shreds by the Arabs and within two years Gaza was taken over by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Iranian proxies who have provoked three wars and are currently attempting to press another war. Gaza has been rioting regularly at least every Friday and sometimes straight through some weeks. The current threat, as much of the world media has stopped reporting, have been breaches of the border with the IDF being attacked with Molotov cocktails, grenades and other weapons. Yes, the Gazan Arabs are throwing grenades at the IDF, real grenades and homemade grenades. The question is, does it really matter whether the grenades were made in Gaza workshops or supplied by Iran when, as happened just a day or two ago, a soldier is injured requiring hospitalization? If I were the unfortunate young IDF soldier who woke on a stretcher heading for a hospital to be treated, where the explosive devise, the grenade, was constructed really is not much of a concern, will the soldiers lose a limb, as had happened to others before, or will they leave the hospital whole. This IDF soldier will recover and return to their unit whole, thank Hashem.

 

Israel cannot afford another Gaza which is a definite probability should the Arabs, whether it is Abbas, Jordan, or some new person chosen by President Trump and the Arab states presumably aiding this process, be placed governing an area within the region which international law has reserved presumably for Israel, one has to ask how long before Hamas or other Jihadist entity takes over through a coup or other violent revolt? The answer is if not almost immediately or it might take a year, two years, or five years, does when really matter? Should such an entity get control in the Shomron where some Arab towns and regions overlook Tel Aviv and sit close to major Israeli roadways (see images below), these are the graphic realities which after any compromise could become a frightening reality. The farm sitting overlooking a major Israel thoroughfare could cause that stretch of road to become too dangerous to be used simply by teens using slings to hurl rocks striking vehicles in their windshields for an hour or for fifteen minutes and then fleeing before security police arrive one or twice a week, that is all it would take. Simple rockets, Katyusha which are easily made in any metal shop, are depicted in the next picture and central Tel Aviv is within the range of these simple rockets. Further, these rockets do fly fairly straight when constructed well and as they could be fired from places with line-of-sight, they can adjust fire until they strike their desired target. Even the beaches are within the range of these simple rockets, and should the Arab region also have any lands bordering the Jordan River, then any and every form of weaponry and missiles could be provided to allies of Iran even if such required tunneling beneath the Jordan River itself. The reality is that should Israel not have complete security control over the entirety of the Shomron, then whatever area, no matter how small, which is relegated for autonomous Arab control, Israel would be facing a threat centered in the heart of the country in the identically same lands from which the Israelis thrice chased the Romans from within the entirety of Israel, no matter however briefly, they defeated Rome from these very hills.

 

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6 (c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

Trans-Israel Highway Route 6
(c/o Dr. Martin Sherman and Arutz Sheva)

 

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace and Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace
and
Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

 

The Real Truth About Israel in Stark Relief Depicting the Combined Rocket Capability of Palestinian Arabs from West Bank and Gaza if Europe and the United States Force a Green Line Border

The Real Truth About Israel in Stark Relief
Depicting the Combined Rocket Capability
of Palestinian Arabs from West Bank and Gaza
if Europe and the United States Force a Green Line Border

 

Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu in particular, needs to take all required steps to assure the permanence and defensibility of Israel, her people and her future for perpetuity. There is no reason for the Israeli leadership not to act because there will never be a better friend who will have the back of Israel in the future, not even if Vice President Pence, a true and longtime friend of Israel, could be as strong as President Trump has been with his actions. Another thing is that President Trump is not a political individual who is stuck within the normative parameters as any politically driven President would end up being, and this allows him to act completely outside the otherwise normal manners. His actions thusfar have proven this in absolutely positive manner and these gains require being reinforced and made into a permanent situation through reciprocal Israeli actions. Only if there have been explicit further actions described as well as a believable and feasible final situation which is completely and totally adequate in providing for all future Israeli security, can patience be the preferred Israeli position. It would be a far worse situation should the Trump initiatives become opposed by the Arabs states and result in them turning into an interruptive force where they completely back leaving Mahmoud Abbas in place and no permanent change to the situation as in such an atmosphere, any Israeli actions would become less probable to succeed. Israel needs to strike while they are in an advantageous position and not allow things to turn in any unpredictable way. Unfortunately, we do not expect Prime Minister Netanyahu to take anything which might be read as provocative, bold or as advantageous as we have been advising.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

September 5, 2018

Israel Need Be Bold While Bold Will Work

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We are aware that in being bold, a politician is taking risks and their actual job is to get reelected to their same position or higher and that is best accomplished keeping everything the same. We even know exactly the argument that our dear Prime Minister will use in the 2019 elections when they arrive. Your claim will be that it is uncertain if President Trump will be reelected in 2020 and because of this, we need to keep the ship strong and centered in order to survive in an uncertain future. Your opponents will sound different strategies which will include a change in course and perhaps some risks. These risks is how you will slowly eat away at these opponents claiming that their ‘radical’ suggestions are great if the timing were right, but the timing could not be any more problematic as we do not know who will win the American elections. A few weeks before the election you will find or build a strawman situation where the Joint List or Zionist Union may pull off an upset or the two could make a coalition with their two groups of parties and perhaps Meretz and Lapin or maybe Lieberman filling it out and that Israel can ill afford their getting the nod and that is a reason to leave any other right of center candidate and instead everyone need vote the only true choice to prevent this potential catastrophe. Then Likud will receive 28 or 29 Mandates and will get first shot at making a coalition. Then your strategy will have worked again using fear to win instead of using hope for a better future and you will have demanded we need caution and not rock the boat at times as uncertain as these are. It is a trap which had worked for how long now? Why not try striking while the iron is hot as the plan, take on the issues we all know must be faced head-on and to make a bold attempt towards solving them now before the elections. Trust that the triumphant hero is a far better bet for retaining power than the scare-monger claiming only he can walk that fine line between doing nothing to cautiously doing nothing to change anything so the next election the same scare mongering might still work its magic again. Your fear of failure is greater than your confidence in yourself to actually become a really great leader rather than merely the protector who held to the status-quo. Sometimes more is accomplished in the long run from someone going out in a blaze of glory and the nation benefits, and that should be your greatest hope, that the country succeed.

 

To those who wish to unseat Prime Minister Netanyahu and become the next Prime Minister, we have some advice and it is worth exactly what you are paying for it, a few minutes of your precious time and nothing more. Yes, we would consider being of greater assistance by becoming a trusted advisor to one of you as you lead our party. But here it is free of any hidden charges except it may be close to what you are planning anyways. The first advice is that you will need to approach the situation throwing caution to the wind and going for it all. Confidence is also going to be a necessity with one making very sure that the public know that now you not only feel you are ready but also that you are sure that these are the times which call for your bold leadership. You will need to come at Bibi from the right, and the further right, the better. The people of Israel, outside of Tel Aviv largely, are hungry for a leader who will storm the barricades if need be and storm the castle. No faltering or moments of doubt, for if you have any doubt that you are the person and this is the time, then move aside and let one ready to say and do all the right things for winning and for Israel. Should you have a solution which you believe is better than those we have offered, then run it with certainty. Run as if there is no tomorrow without your bold steps which are required in the short time Israel is assured of somebody having her back. Even if, or possibly especially if, President Trump does not get reelected, Israel need act immediately and strike while the iron is hot. You can list the signs which the President had conveyed and tell all Israel that we require his assistance so Israel can provide a certainty into the future. Make known what you plan to do in addressing the main problems of the Shomron and Gaza and remember that solutions have been handed out and now is the season for change and to strike to make progress before anything in the situation has even the chance of altering, then it would be well if the Israeli plan for the future were to be implemented. Things will improve only if we take the necessary steps reaping the rewards change brings to the entire situation. The Oslo Mistake was a severe and drastic action in which Israel was forced to suffer the terrible consequences and is continuing to wear that yoke around her neck and now is the time to shake off that yoke and act with the boldness of certainty. This is not the time for timidity and certainly not the time to continue with a Prime Minister who refuses to act or for a Prime Minister who claims to lead from the right when in actuality he leads as if slightly left of center from where you stand.

 

Top Left Yair Lapid, Bottom Prime Minister Netanyahu, Top Right Naftali Bennett

Top Left Yair Lapid, Bottom Prime Minister Netanyahu, Top Right Naftali Bennett

 

What should your campaign revolve around? That we can tell you in a single word, actions and results expected and how these will be accomplished under your bold approach. Do not fear that you will be too far to the right, you will be fine and far right is what the people are seeking. The truth is the Israelis desire an end to the stalemate as they have watched as caution has resulted in the loss of legitimacy and loss of regions of lands. This is another reason for actions which you propose, the suggestions are from the right of center which is closer to the purity of Zionism and free of any false hopes which rely on not rocking the boat out of fear as to what Europe may do. The future of Israel is to the Far East where she has already good relations and has built trust, something she never really had with much of Europe. Times are changing and Israel needs change as well if she is to thrive and survive. She need thrive in order to survive. You need to tell the people the truth in that seeking to avoid ridicule from Europe by kowtowing to every gut-wrenching demand for inaction from Europe who is not necessarily our friends will not work. You must stress the point that Israel needs think of Israel before thinking, fretting, worrying and even panicking over how action will be perceived by the nattering nabobs of negativism in the Old World. Israel need now lead the New World into a glittering era where hope and bold answers are the way to go, being defensive and overly cautious was great during President Obama’s attempts to destroy us but he is long gone and we may be driven to boldness and actions. And the specifics are the best part and you keep those close to your chest until a little less that than a week, immediately after the current Prime Minister makes his great speech about how only he can guide Israel through the rough and choppy seas of uncertainty. This is when you show your hand and claim that currently the seas are calm and quite well prepared for actions while we have the opportunity, we owe it to our children and their children and all future Jewish People who will turn to Israel for salvation.

 

At the very top of your plan should be the exile once more of Mahmoud Abbas, the entirety of the Palestinian Authority leaders in both the political realm and the security and military wings. This is not the cherry on top but the first act within three weeks of taking office and having built a coalition. Then Israel will offer the Arabs three choices, two are very viable and the last is very unfortunate. The Arabs in the Shomron and across all of Israel may take an equitable buyout of their properties plus a rather sizable bonus to all be utilized in getting started in some new nation and signing a promissory note that they will never again seek permanent residence within Israel. The Arabs in the Shomron may choose instead to remain and live within Israel as resident aliens who will be granted the right to vote in local elections in the selected major Arab cities chosen by Israel. These Arabs will be required to sign a non-belligerence agreement which if it is breached results in deportation, immediate and without any bonuses or other payments. We did mention a third choice, the one we hope none will resort to taking. Choosing which plan one is going to request should not take forever, thus these offers will be available for the initial six weeks after the announcement. Allow us to now get around to that third choice we said would be offered. We realize there will be a percentage of the Arabs who will decide not to pick any of the plans and instead desire to continue their war on Israelis; even these will have an option. The IDF will be given a list which will denote which choice you decided to take, the first or second, and the list will include those choosing to continue the war and those who by default made no choice thus joining those who decided to fight under the third choice. The IDF will be tasked in driving these remaining Arabs who were not in either of the first two selections out from within the Israeli borders, the ones from under the San Remo Conference, Treaty of Sèvres, the British Mandate and all other related material which all came long before World War II and were the result of World War I treaties and conferences. The final borders suggested for Israel included the Shomron and all lands west of the Jordan River and north to the border of the French Mandate and south to the Negev-Sinai border and the port city of Eilat (see map below). Resulting from three defensive struggles, Israel annexed some additional area of the Golan Heights as it had been used by Syrian snipers to shoot Israelis working their fields, tending their flocks and simply walking in an area they could see. That situation was not tolerable. Israel has also annexed all of Jerusalem with special love shown for the Temple Mount and all the special places throughout the Old City. Israel will also be annexing the remainder of the Shomron making all lands west of the Jordan River and its Valley to the north and south now a part of Israel. That would complete the plan you would tell the people which still leaves a few holes to fill.

 

Map of Israel, Should Any of the Nations of the World Actually be Honest and Truly be Seeking Peace, which Can Only Be Attained Should Israel Have the Most Defensive Borders Imaginable

Map of Israel,
Should Any of the Nations of the World Actually be Honest and Truly be Seeking Peace,
which Can Only Be Attained Should Israel Have the Most Defensive Borders Imaginable

 

The largest hole left in the plan are which cities will be denoted as Arab cities where they will have their vote in local elections. The Arabs already living within Israel who desired became citizens and have complete rights to vote. There will be a listing in which will be potentially short some of the cities where Arabs would also be granted voting rights. The first item which may cause Arab Panic would be that Shechem (Nablus), Jericho, Hevron and Bethlehem would revert to being Jewish towns-cities which were Israelite from time immemorial. Most of the remaining Arab towns would be included as those where they have voting rights. Should an Arab reside in one of the cities which Israel is taking or any other city which does not become part of the list of Arab cities where the alien refugees would be permitted to vote, they would be able to claim a partial moving bonus to assist their relocating to one of those other cities where they could vote. There would probably be some inexpensive but nice homes which those who chose to leave will no longer being used as a residence which are vacant and for sale. What must be made specifically understood in no uncertain terms is that the IDF will be given the assignment to seek out any former officers who were exiled of the Palestinian Authority, Fatah, PLO, Security Forces and al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade along with those who chose to remain at war or did not sign onto any program and to deport them. The IDF will also be ordered to take the least risk possible and protect the soldiers’ lives and health as the paramount importance. Should resistance be run into, the IDF would once again be reminded that their soldiers’ lives are the most important and vital item which should be granted complete protection. The somewhat promising idea here is that most of what has been listed could be accomplished with a minimal call-up of reserves and still completed within approximately six-months. This method further does not require the cooperation of the King of Jordan, al-Assad of Syria, Sisi in Egypt or any other Arab leader in order to accomplish such solutions. Now, all that remains is either Bibi stepping up to the plate while still in the office of Prime Minister and changing tactics and suddenly becoming bold and decisive such that he takes the charges we suggested here or something resembling this theme. Then he could run on a great performance which resolved so many of the problems and is now ready and willing to take Israel forward with clear vision. And if not, then he is leaving an opening for the people to replace him with an Israeli ready to take the needed steps. The problem has reached a magnitude that mere managing the situation has become counter-productive and simply dangerous. Israel is in need of a leader who is willing to try and even to make some mistakes along the way, at least progress should be made and the quagmire of the Palestinian Arabs would be completed and hopefully well on its was to a form of normalcy. These truly are interesting times, the variety that try the hearts and souls of men.

 

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