Beyond the Cusp

September 23, 2018

Spain Should Look Carefully Before They Leap

 

The Spanish Foreign Minister on Thursday said his country is ready to recognize a Palestinian state. How so absolutely sweet and politically correct in a leftist world enamored with Islam. But do the Spanish realize exactly what they are deciding to take on with this decision? The answer is easy to give, it is, absolutely not. They have no idea what it is they are willing to do. They do not even know exactly why. All they know is that it is the correct thing to do according to political correctness. This is the thing, the new thinking which is coming to the world as they embrace leftist thought and the endorsement of Islam as an additional weapon against their former Judeo-Christian ethic opposed by their new socialist-secular-humanism, which requires the squelching of the historic base of Western culture, Judeo-Christianity. The reason they are choosing to ally with Islam is because Islam, like socialist-secular-humanism, is based upon the replacement of Judeo-Christian ethos. The difference is with what each desires to replace the Judeo-Christian ethos, one desires the leftist, multicultural, LGBTQIA rights and the rest of the far left agenda while Islam desires imposing Sharia which calls for the murder of sexual deviants, women subjugation, and virtually every anti-leftist thought. The biggest difference is while Islam has actually no problem with using weaponry to impose their Sharia while the socialist-secular-humanists are anti-firearms and in a confrontation against Islam would be next to defenseless. Spain is currently steeped in this leftist conundrum where, despite the ideological differences, they will embrace the Islamic side against Judeo-Christian ethos, and Judaism ethics even more-so, and thus will prefer the Palestinian claims over that of the Jews. But what are they overlooking, that is the central question.

 

Do the Spanish actually understand what the Palestinian Authority’s actual claims include? Do they understand that what they are demanding is that their state of Palestine replaces Israel completely and the Jews residing in Israel being eliminated as Jews are completely unacceptable to them in their belief in Islam? Their claims are easily recognized to anybody paying even the slightest attention. The leadership in Spain has not been paying attention. Perhaps we should give them some fact for thought. The old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is about to save us writing and you reading thousands of words as we are going to rely on pictures.

 

Abbas Accepting Map Depicting Palestine Replacing all of Israel and Looking Extremely Pleased

 

 

Mahmoud Abbas holding up his treasured gift depicting his state of Palestine replacing all of Israel and the lands from the River to the Sea

Both of the above are events where Mahmoud Abbas was awarded with replicas of what is to be the future state of Palestine which has an uncanny relationship to a map of Israel. In fact, they are exactly maps of Israel or depictions of all of the lands which make up Israel. This is what the Spanish are giving their support behind. Their support of Abbas and the Islamic claims are not to share the lands with the Jews but to replace the “Zionist entity,” using their terminology, followed by permitting the Jews to remain as a protected people. They are referring to keeping them as Dhimmis which remain for as long as they are able to produce and make scientific advancements and produce wealth to pay the Jiyza. Once the Dhimmi, in this case the Jews of Israel, have been bled dry of their wealth and no longer serve the advancement of Islam, then they are forced to convert or die. This is the solution the Spanish are thinking of endorsing. They may as well be calling for a worldwide Spanish Inquisition centered in what is currently Israel and allowing it to then spread throughout Europe. The one thing we can guarantee is once Israel is defeated, then Europe will fall rapidly. Should Israel remain, then Europe might have an opportunity to survive the influx of Islam and what such will eventually produce as a result.

 

 

Palestinian Textbook Maps depicting Palestine as replacing Israel, not sharing the land in peace and security as the Europeans and the rest of the West insist to misrepresent

 

The above are the maps used to educate the youth in Palestinian Authority schools as well as UNRWA schools. In these maps, Israel does not exist and has been replaced by their supposed state of Palestine. There is no allowance for the Jewish State, Israel is to be erased and replaced by Palestine, nothing less. This is what they teach in their schools, but this is the least of the problems. They also teach that the Jews are a subhuman group actually formed by Allah into apes and pigs while their scholars are to be like dogs and their simple people like donkeys. In Islam, pigs and dogs are considered unclean and next to being abominations which are to be eradicated. As for apes, they are just subhuman beings which are to be ignored or murdered if they become bothersome while the donkey is a beast of burden which often requires beating to get it to do the simplest of tasks. The Jews are corruption and the killers of the prophets, though who these prophets were that the Jews were to have killed is never quite explained, it is simply accepted fact because the Imams and Quran insist that such is the case. This is all included in the video below.

 

 

This is far from the sole such video, but we are attempting not to use overkill. But, just in case there are those out there who demand more than a single piece of evidence and claim that we found an Imam who was not mainstream and was taken out of context, here are a few more videos for your perusal and pleasure.

 

 

We really hope these are sufficient as the final one depicts the brainwashing of their children to hate Jews and believe that they are subhuman worthy of being killed by Muslims. They are often depicted as pigs, dogs and apes amongst other undesirable animals making them easier to murder without having feelings of guilt. Many Imams and Islamic leaders teach the hatred of Jews almost in their children’s mother’s milk. This is a longstanding Islamic belief based on the claim that the Jews in Medina were about to break their peace with Muhammad, what became the definition of a Hudna, a ten year treaty under which the Muslims are to attack any time they feel they have gained a military advantage. The Hudna is simply a pause in warfare to allow the Muslims to rearm, gather more troops and gain whatever advantage they are able and then break the Hudna and reengage the war and defeat their target. Muhammad was later claimed to have said to have found that the Jews of Medina were making conspiracies by which they were going to attack and slaughter the Muslims of Medina. The evidence is less corroborative to this claim as when the Muslims set upon the Jewish villages outside Medina, they easily overcame the Jews slaughtering the men with little resistance which is rather strange if the Jews were making arrangements and arming to engage in war. The Jewish villages were lightly armed and easily fell before the well armed Muslims who attacked on horseback against the Jews working their fields and then rounding up the remainder of the Jews and then beheaded the men and took the women as bounty.

 

But, as they say, that was then and this is now. The unfortunate truth is that for Islam what was then still applies to now. The fact that the Jews fell so easily before the Muslims around Medina is what had led the Arab nations to believe that they could easily wipe Israel from the face of the Earth in 1948, as after all the Jews had apparently simply followed orders and went to their deaths under Nazi genocidal demands in Europe and these were the same Jews, right? Well, not all Jews simply fell before the Nazis orders sending them to death camps. There were Jewish resistance fighters who organized and assaulted the Nazis from various places including ghettos, concentration camps and from the surrounding countryside throughout Europe. One of the most famous of the Jewish resistance fighters were the Bielski Brothers who actually managed a moving city of over 1200 Jews hiding in the forests while often fighting the Nazis, infiltrating Nazi headquarters and holding camps to take out Jews and bring them to their moving city. They had Jews of all ages, men and women with children, many were of limited ability for fighting but all had their jobs to perform to continue to keep everyone fed as well as hidden. Their story was placed on the silver screen in the movie “Defiance.” These were the types of Jews, as well as others, who fought with a zeal of people who know they have nowhere else that will accept them kindles within.

 

The Arabs gained some land but were unable of eliminating these Jews, some were natives to the holy Lands, some came from Britain and the United States and the majority was made up of the remnants from the Holocaust in Europe with a small number in 1948 coming from the Islamic world. The Arabs using six national armies managed to gain the Gaza and the Shomron which Jordan would rename West Bank as Shomron or the alternative of Judea and Samaria were far too Jewish for their tastes. Over the next dozen years, the population of Israel changed drastically as the Arab world of the Middle East and North Africa expelled their Jews sending over 850,000 Jews into Israel which Israel incorporated into their general population. This influx basically doubled the population of Israel and puts lie to the claims that the Jews in Israel are a purely European colonial population. But we are willing to bet that the Spanish government is either unaware of these facts or is simply ignoring them and returning to their wonderful attitudes from the Spanish Inquisition. Spain is also using their claim to recognize Palestine even should the European Union once more be unable to get an unanimous decision necessary to have them recognize Palestine. They likely also are unaware that the originating PLO, which became the Palestinian Authority, initially made no claim to the Shomron or Gaza but only to all of Israel which they had absolutely no desire to make into a new Arab state but were to surrendering it to Jordan once they removed the Jewish “occupiers.” Their idea for a new nation came as an idea designed by the KGB as a response for the PLO to take after Israel liberated the Shomron and Gaza in the 1967 Six Day War. After this war, the world should of done what they had done with India and Pakistan amongst other situations where nations adjusted borders, and simply moved the Arabs living in the Shomron into Jordan and the ones in Gaza into Egypt and simply completed allowing Israel the lands promised by the San Remo Conference and other agreements crafted at the end of World War I which divided up the lands from the German Empire, the Austria-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire, the losing side of that war, and returned as much of these lands to their aboriginal peoples where possible, well, except the Kurds who the British decided to grant their lands to Iraq in exchange for the Mosul oil fields. The Jewish State was amongst these states while the Arab states were drawn with the intent of making ruling the nations difficult often resulting in dictatorial regimes coming to power when the monarchies were overthrown while Jordan remains ruled by the remaining King outside the Saudi Royal family, a British and allied powers designed royal family. As oil was so important in the making of the Arab nations in the Middle East, it boggles the mind that the world is so completely centered on Israel which, until recent developments, has no oil and only now has natural gas in offshore regions. The truth is much of Europe simply cannot stand that the Jews are no longer kept under their oppressive boots, a similar belief throughout Islam but as European feelings against the Jews were once religious and are now simply racial while the Arab world it is a combination of racial and religious hatreds.

 

Spain can go ahead and recognize Palestine, but we have a question for them. What are the borders of this Palestine you are recognizing? If you claim it is the mere 22% that they claim meaning the West Bank and Gaza, that is not 22% of anything and never was the 22% they claimed. When Mahmoud Abbas states they will establish their state of Palestine in the remaining 22% of the British Mandate, they mean the 22% of the British Mandate which does not belong to Jordan who received 78% of the British Mandate (see map below). The demand by Abbas is for the 22% in the map delineated in yellow and nothing short of the complete replacement of Israel and the oppression of the Jews eventually resulting in their eradication. Spain can join those nations in backing the Arab and KGB (now defunct but in on the original plans) attempts to establish an Arab replacement of Israel, the Zionist entity. According to Mahmoud Abbas, there are 139 countries that have recognized “Palestine.” We have some doubts as to this number as many nations have passed resolution to recognize the Arab Islamic Entity which was unofficial and not actual official recognition. But is there something Israel could do to slow this insanity?

 

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

 

We would love to give them an idea which might make nations and their leaderships give such thoughts a second review before madly rushing to join in condemning Israel. As these nations are choosing to back the Arab claim over the rightful return of the Jews to their three thousand year old homelands. We literally are home and any honest review of the real history will reveal that the Jewish People resided in these lands for over two thousand years before Muhammad and the Muslims came pouring out of the Arabian Peninsula on their way to conquering the world. FYI, they are still on their way to world conquest whether Europeans or anybody else wishes to recognize this or not. As long as they are willing to leave Israel alone, we might trust them this time, though Medina should be a lesson that we can trust but remain ready if things turn bad. Now, as far as those nations who decide to recognize Palestine and their desire to erase Israel, perhaps Israel could simply warn every nation that by doing so, Israel will recall their ambassador and embassy personnel and close their embassy, close their embassy and expel their ambassador, and place them in a state of embargo ending all trade with them. Any companies of theirs will be invited to close their offices within Israel and all goods we have will be the last we will receive from them. Simply, if they choose to recognize Palestine over Israel, then they can trade with the PLO instead of Israel and live with their choice. If this results in Israel only having relations with seventy nations or potentially less, then that will be the case and we will find some way of surviving without their special goods. As far as Spain’s exports, we might be able to find other sources and most of them we produce in greater quantity and quality than they and we might survive without their trade. Checking the exports and imports we find that Spain is not exactly irreplaceable in either category. And even if Spain were the sole exporter of some fruit, wine, automobile or any other item or goods, then either Israel would need to find a means of growing it here, manufacturing it here or finding a suitable replacement. If all of these are impossible, then Israelis will need to simply find some way of doing without as sometimes sacrifice is necessary in dealing with others in order to make your points understood. The problem is often it appears that our government is afraid to upset anyone else even if it means that we sometimes cut off our noses to spite our faces. This is an act we must end and learn that we are equals to every other nation and we must demand the same respect which we so willingly give and if there are those who refuse to respect us, then we must end our respect of them until they alter their treatment of Israel. We deserve no less.

 

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January 7, 2018

Is an Arab State Required for Israeli Existence?

 

There is a disturbing reflective act to mention the need for an Arab Palestinian State when mentioning anything with reference to any Israeli future. The cry is that the Jews cannot expect peace without realizing and granting the Arab Palestinians an independent state. Mention the recent announcement by President Trump that Jerusalem is the Capital City of Israel and moving the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the immediate response is that the United States has destroyed the peace process at the minimal end to insisting the United States also found an additional embassy across town also within Jerusalem for the Arab Palestinians as they have lived here as long as the Jews. Never mind the truth which is backed by the Torah, the entirety of the Old Testament, the New Testament and, surprisingly enough, the Quran all testify to the fact that these lands were promised to the Hebrews, the Jewish People, by Hashem (Allah according to the Quran) for all of time and that they would be brought back to their homelands at some time of the choosing of the Almighty which would remain unknown except as the call came to their heart and each Jew who desires to be a Jew will pick up and return to their real homeland no matter the hardship or challenges. One of the greatest examples of such was the eventual return and suffering of Natan Sharansky who spent what had to feel endless time in Russian gulags simply for requesting to leave the Soviet Union and return to Israel. For many of the rest of us, the biggest difficulties were what to take and what to leave after completing all the required paperwork. But the world has bought the concept that a second Arab state must be formed out of the lands of the British Mandate. Jordan receiving the lands east of the Jordan River which consists of 78% of the land was apparently insufficient for the Arabs and if the Arabs want, they must be satiated. This is the most true in much of Europe or is their design simply to punish the Jews for being Jews and having the audacity to desire to return and establish their heritage, Israel.

 

The demand that there be another Arab Palestinian State in any part of the remaining 22% of the British Mandate is against all the applicable International Law. The world including the Arabs are aware that the sole means they can take more of the land is to force the Israelis to release claim to lands which are rightfully, legally and historically known and identified even by their enemies as being the ancestral and legitimate homeland of the Jewish People. The truth is that the leadership of Europe looked into their crystal balls for a peek into the future and upon evaluating their own societies realized what was growing and would soon reach its ignoble crescendo. They saw the monster within the guts of Europe growing and festering within the remains of the Austria-Hungarian Empire and Germany. Whether despite or because of their breaking up Austria-Hungary or due to the reparation at unprecedented levels demanded of Germany, or whether due to both or neither, they saw the looming monster of anti-Semitism. The problem most people have is they believe that in late 1947 through to mid-May of 1948 was when everything fell together to create the Jewish State of Israel. They them postulate that guilt over the Holocaust was to blame and that the world felt sorry for the Jews. That was a final stage for the creation of Israel and even in that, the attempt was made and the seeds planted to make it fail and for another attempt at genocide to erase, the one just revealed publically and acknowledged a few short years earlier after World War II. But the reality is that the Jewish State came about in a fairly quick succession of conventions and treaties using the original answer to a plea from a high ranking Jew who also saw what was coming.

 

The Baron Rothschild’s two sons worked with the Zionists and upon the death of their father in 1915 continued under the title of Baron Rothschild. The British were not entering into a promise of a Jewish homeland blindly but desired an understanding in return from the Zionists. During the war and more so immediately after the war, the central European area and spreading into France and even across the Channel to Britain the specter of growing anti-Semitism was growing and especially in Germany through the Balkans was reaching unseen levels not seen since the Inquisition. The necessity for a place where the Jews could be sent or flee was evident even to a blind man. The Baron Rothschild’s sons were Zionists and had met with Chaim Weizmann and between them decided that the best hope lay with the British and thus the British Rothschild Family petitioned and worked with the Foreign Office and in time produced the Balfour Declaration on November 2nd, 1917. The letter exists with two halves, one giving and the second qualifying the gift. The first half pertains to the hope and idea of founding a Jewish homeland in the area still using a shortened version of the Roman name given in order to erase the Jewish People from history, Palestine, while the second half spells out the rights guaranteed the existing residents of the area. These rights were carried over along with almost all of the Balfour Declaration as the core to the San Remo Conference of April 25, 1920. From here the heart and soul which eventually created Israel as far as much of the world is concerned takes a twisted route but remains largely unchanged. The next link is the Treaty of Sèvres of August 10, 1920, followed by the Treaty of Lausanne on July 24, 1923. This would be followed by a unanimous resolution passing in the League of Nations establishing the Mandate System in 1922.

 

This included the British Mandate within which the Jewish homeland was to be established. This was a charge to the British under International Law, yet in the 1939 White Paper, issued to appease the Arabs hoping they would not fight against the British in the war, an idea which pretty much failed, the promise of a Jewish State was reneged and said to no longer be a concern for the British. Despite this betrayal, the troops which made up the voluntary Palestine Battalion, which fought with the British across North Africa and elsewhere, were by and large Jews from Palestine with some Druze and Bedouin and a smattering of Arabs. The Arabs in Palestine were too busy rioting against the Jews to be concerned with the British war efforts. Further, they were loyal to the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini who was cozying up with Adolph Hitler (see image below) and the Nazi high command in Berlin and at the Wannsee Conference where some claim he was instrumental in the crafting and decision to eradicate the Jews in what became known as the Final Solution. Amin al-Husseini by the end of 1943 had headed to the Balkans where he would organize the Bosnian “Black Legions” to fight the Allies for the Nazis.

 

Mufti of Jerusalem During Nazi World War II Where He Met the Highest Officers And Attended the Wannsee Conference

Mufti of Jerusalem During Nazi World War II
Where He Met the Highest Officers
And Attended the Wannsee Conference

 

After World War II, the United Nations returned to the promise still part of International Law and issued the General Assembly Resolution 181 where they issued a plan which would have redivided the remaining 22% of the British Mandate which had already been divided once before into the planned Arab and Jewish states. The initial partition used the Jordan River giving the Arabs the larger 78% of the lands east and the Jews the remaining 22% west of the river. Now the United Nations was advancing the idea that this was the entire mandate, which they now claimed needed to be shared cutting the Jews to a mere 11% of the Mandate Lands (see map below). As this was a General Assembly Resolution, all parties must accept it within a determined time after being issued and should either side reject the resolution, then it becomes null and void and cannot be resurrected without being passed once again by the United Nations General Assembly. The Zionist Congress accepted this plan but the other party, the Arab League, rejected the proposal siting the establishment of any Jewish State as unacceptable at any size. That signified the end of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 and it simply should fade into oblivion as that was exactly where the Arab League sent it with their rejection.

 

Resolution 181 Division, Israel on the morning of May 15, 1948, Israel after the War and losing lands of Gaza and West Bank

Resolution 181 Division,
Israel on the morning of May 15, 1948,
Israel after the War and losing lands of Gaza and West Bank

 

When Israel declared her independence on May 15, 1948, it had absolutely nothing to do with the United Nations vote, the League of Nations vote, the San Remo Conference, the Treaty of Sèvres and only slightly with the Mandate System. The ties to the Mandate System were due to its collapse with the British abandoning their rule over the remaining 22% of their Mandate over the former Roman area of Palestine. That left a void in that area in which the Zionist Congress declared their state within that void. There existed little if anything which could serve as an Arab governance and none was declared; there was no claim for an Arab state, let alone an Arab Palestinian state beyond the original founding of Jordan. Instead, the Arab League with the cooperation of the Arab armies of six Arab nations, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, along with numerous militias including one commanded by the Mufti of Jerusalem and selected units from several more Arab nations all combined to invade the nascent Jewish State of Israel with the intent of its annihilation. The Arabs placed all their eggs in the ‘wipe Israel off the map before it can be fully be established’ basket and that basket proved a failure and Israel has existed and thrived despite three wars with her Arab neighbors for seventy years and as of the Six Day War of 1967 they had control of the entirety of the lands within which their initial borders existed at their founding. The claim that Israel gained lands and increased the size of Israel in the war of 1948-9 is false, Israel lost land to Egypt and Jordan. The claim Israel conquered Gaza, Judea and Samaria in the 1967 Six Day War is also false as Israel liberated Gaza from Egyptian occupation and Judea and Samaria from Jordanian illegal rule as these were areas which the founding of Israel claimed as within their boundaries and Jordan, in particular, ethnically cleared Judea and Samaria as well as half of Jerusalem of the Jews who resided there, stole their homes and properties, destroyed all Jewish Synagogues and other buildings and desecrated the Jewish cemeteries using the headstones to build latrines and pave streets and walkways. Further, the Arab Palestinians came into existence at a particular date when they were invented by a decree issued after careful planning and organizing a terrorist group which was tasked to remove the occupation over Palestinian Arab lands. That date was not thousands of years ago, not even one hundred years ago, it was on May 29, 1964, when the Arab League recognized the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and tasked them with liberating the “Occupied Arab Lands” and destroying the occupiers.

 

Where were these “Occupied Arab Lands” that the PLO was tasked to liberate? Were they the lands of Gaza held by Egypt? Perhaps they were the area of Judea and Samaria, renamed West Bank by Jordan, held by Jordan and annexed which was even not recognized by the Arab world and only two nations, Pakistan and Britain, recognized the Jordan annexation, so that was the “Occupied Arab Lands” they should liberate? No, none of the above define these “Occupied Arab Lands” that the PLO was founded to liberate from the occupiers. They were to liberate all of the nation of Israel and destroy the Jewish State and potentially decimate if not eradicate the population, at least the Jewish population. The original plan laid out by none other than the man who claimed the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini as his uncle, Yasser Arafat, stated that after the Zionist Entity (Jewish State of Israel) the PLO would not seek to rule it but would turn it over to its rightful rule under Jordan. Even the recognition of Arab Palestinians, there was no requirement to found them a state west of the Jordan River, the land was to be gifted to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Egypt and Jordan never even gave a passing thought to founding any self-rule for the supposed people, the Palestinian Arabs, and saw them simply as the crowbar with which they would remove Israel and her Jews from what they claimed was their land throughout all of history. There is a lesson from the hysteria over the founding of Israel that the remainder of the world need learn. The Islamic world, particularly the Arab Islamic world, defines history as beginning on the day that Islamic forces declare victory and incorporate the area into Dar al Islam, the House of Islam, and is liberated from Dar Al-Harb, the House of War, while the lands remaining in Dar Al-Harb exist outside of history as they are ruled by fanatical barbarians who have yet to succumb to Allah and surrendered their will to the Imams and Islamic dictatorial leaders. So, if history is defined as when they come under Islamic rule, then of course it follows that Islam has ruled the world since the beginning of history as the areas where they do not rule are outside history and are not part of their recognized world.

 

Unfortunately for this worldview, the rest of the world, especially China, have volumes of texts on top of an equal if not more voluminous and copious amount of formerly oral traditions written down showing that civilization existed for over five-thousand years and possibly far longer. Archaeology uncovered sites which predate everything which had been considered the beginning of history just forty or fifty year ago. There are items which defy the imagination and surpass all explanations which include the Antikythera mechanism, Qin Shi Huang’s tomb, Nazca lines, Gobekli Tepe, Voynich manuscript, the Cochno Stone, the numerous Henges, the Great Pyramids and the Sphynx (which claims exist it was constructed many hundreds of years before the Pyramids) which might make an inquiring mind believe that history of the human culture and civilization predates the year 600 AD and the life of Muhammad. The history of the Jews dating back to the Hebrews and the history of Abraham, Isaak, Jacob and eventually Moses and the Exodus from Egypt, the Babylonian Exile written about in the Rivers of Babylon (Psalm 137) to the historic record written in stone of the plundering of the Second Temple by the Romans recorded on the Arch of Titus (image below). There are findings every year which validate the history written in not only the Old Testament but also in the first books, the Five Books of Moses, the Torah. But under Islam if taken to the fanatical level demanded by the Islamic State and other strictest Islamic interpretations, then history begins with the onset of Islamic rule, any lands which have ever been ruled by Islam must forever remain ruled by Islam, and the only knowledge required by mankind is revealed in the Quran. Under these qualifying rules, then the history of mankind would truly reflect the onset of Islam as it came out from the Arabian Peninsula. Islam also claims that the following people were Muslims: Abraham, Moses, Noah (even Jews do not claim Noah to have been a Jew and admit Noah predates any thought of Judaism), Adam, Eve and many others from the Old Testament.

 

Islam in its current Jihadi form refuses to permit the colossal works such as Titus’s Arch on the Via Sacra in the Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy (above) or the Arc de Triumph stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées, Paris, France (below) as such works either predate Islam, Titus’s Arc, or have no reference or meaning in Islam, Arc de Triumph, thus are simply distractions from Muhammad and Allah and as such are deserving of destruction. These also represent great victories or are standards or national monuments and as such must be brought low before they inspire some future generation to reassert their national pride. Without such reminders of a past independent from Islam it is far easier to keep the people in a state of submission.

 

Still, there was never any other independent nation-state existing within the area which is the modern state of Israel since the establishment of Jerusalem as the Capital City by King David over three-thousand year ago. The independent Jewish nation predates King David, the second monarch of the Jewish State after King Saul, and were ruled by Judges even before the Jews made the error of demanding to have a King like all other nations; they were not supposed to envy other nations nor imitate them but the Torah actually foretold of this demand and Hashem gave permission for this demand to be satisfied with severe restrictions on the powers of a King in Deuteronomy 17: 14-20 (end of verse).

 

Other powers have ruled over the land and the surrounding areas but the land of Israel has never been ruled as a separate entity by another since its founding only having been ruled as a single entity by several Jewish ruling governments. There was never a Muslim or Arab nation of Palestine or a nation named Palestine in all of history. Still, so many demand that there must be established an Arab state for Israel to be considered a valid nation. This demand is most often found to go hand-in-hand with claims that the Jews founded their nation on the conquest of Palestine by the Jews. They refer to the 1948-9 war as when the Jews invaded the land removing the Arabs by force. History, if anybody bothers to research things, has stated and proven that the Arabs, as mentioned above, initiated the 1948-9 War as a War of Annihilation intending to destroy the newly founded Jewish State of Israel and rid the lands of the Jews. Fortunately, for the Jews, they failed. The Arab propaganda machine has placed into the world consciousness the concept that before Israel being founded in 1948, there was an Arab nation existing in the lands west of the Jordan River. Below we have included a map of the area defining the British Mandate where the area that becomes Israel is referred to as Palestine while acknowledging the founding of Jordan (TransJordan) and includes that the remaining part of Palestine, TransJordan was also considered to be within the area known as Palestine, which was also called South Syria, was reserved for a Jewish National Home, or as we added, Israel. That is what existed from the founding of the Emirate of Transjordan, British-controlled territory 1921–46, followed by the modern Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, initially known 1946–49 as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan and Jordan from then to currently. There is the reality and what is really sad, the world knows this, so, again, why the insistence on the founding of an Arab nation named Palestine out of the lands west of the Jordan River preferably along the 1949 Armistice lines?

 

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

British Mandate with its division between an Arab State of Jordan and
Palestine denoted to be the Jewish State later named Israel

 

We have said this before and we promise, this will not be the last time we state this, much of the world would like nothing more than the destruction of Israel. They were absolutely stunned when Israel survived in 1948-9 and equally astonished when Israel not only survived, but actually won definitively in the Six Day War of 1967. There were hopes during the Yom Kippur War of 1973 which caught Israel flat-footed and unprepared, but again Israel prevailed. In both the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, as soon as the Arab governments screamed to the world that the Jews were invading their lands and were waging a war of annihilation in order to establish their Greater Israel, the nations of the world, often using the authority of the United Nations, demanded that Israel stop their advance without the Arab nations admitting defeat. This permitted the Arab nations not to lose face and they still teach in their schools that they won all the wars with Israel and also as soon as they totally defeat Israel the Zionist Entity will be destroyed and gone from within the House of Islam (Dar al Islam). The next step was to try and disestablish Israel initially financially and then politically as the Arab League enacted an Arab wide economic sanction of Israel and in conjunction with the Muslim Brotherhood, CIAR (Council on American–Islamic Relations), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) and numerous far left NGOs all worked to take that attempt at economically isolating Israel into a worldwide sanctioning which became the BDS Movement. This has been taken to attempt to also have nations refute the legitimacy of Israel. What will require watching over the next couple of years after President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is how many nations move their embassies, especially once the United States opens their embassy in Jerusalem to great fanfare, against who continues to adopt the BDS call. We predict that it is likely that the BDS will slowly lose its effectiveness while nations will, after an initial wave, not necessarily a tsunami but a wave none-the-less, follow suit and move their embassies and even make note of recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Our thought is that by New Year’s Day 2020 there will be closing in on, if not in excess of, one hundred nations whose embassies have been moved or in plans to be moved to Jerusalem. This will spur the Palestinian Authority (PA) to reconsider their position that they will only accept the complete eradication of Israel as the only peace which they would accept. If they continue on their current extreme position demanding that Israel be erased, then they will find that their hopes of even having a semi-autonomous state west of the Jordan River will vanish. The possibility that Israel will extend their rule over the entirety of the lands west of the Jordan River will only grow with time. The one stipulation in every treaty establishing International Law on the lands west of the Jordan River is that while Israel is required to grant almost every form of right, economic, financial, religious, etc., Israel is not required to grant the Arabs from the PA areas political rights. Israel has already set the precedent with the Palestinian Arabs of the eastern parts of Jerusalem when Israel annexed the remainder of Jerusalem by granting them the right to vote in municipal elections but for now denying them the political right to vote in national elections. That will probably not be a permanent situation, but it will be one way of allowing the Arabs to vote on the governance which is closest to their daily lives while reserving the governance of Israel for those Israelis who have resided in Israel and were not brought in through annexation. This is not a compromise which will make the Arab nations nor the Europeans satisfied but is legal under all applicable laws and will stand. The war to eliminate Israel through political, economic and other fronts will continue and is actually just another form of anti-Semitism. For the definition of anti-Semitism, the 3-D definition can be read here and the International Working Definition of Antisemitism can be read here, here or here.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

March 30, 2017

Can We All Have One Tradition?

 

There is a wonderful side of Judaism which will tear it apart. The advantages of these wondrous diversifications, the ever greater variants of the traditions and prayers within Judaism, is that you can seek your own niche where you are most comfortable and everything tends to reflect your concepts and ideals you expect from Judaism. This means that almost any Jew seeking a comfortable place within their religion, Judaism, that somewhere, should you seek long enough or be fortunate and find your home quickly, there is a congregation which practices the Jewish faith exactly as you picture such in your own concepts, points of importance and traditions you remember from your childhood mixed with other items which simply serve to interest and soothe you. This is both an advantage to Judaism and a future anathema for Judaism. Let us explain. We just hope that we upset as few people as possible but we will still tell what we fear and believe.

 

Judaism is a unique religion in that it has remained largely in limbo where the main efforts for over two and a half to a little over three millennia has been to retain everything exactly as they were when the Temple was corrupted by the Greeks and then the Romans with one brief period after the Maccabean revolt when the Temple was rededicated and consecrated for Hashem. Judaism was frozen at a period soon after their return from the Babylonian exile, the second of the three exiles (Egypt was the first) when the Persians permitted them to return and rebuild the Temple and return to their dedication worshiping and serving Hashem. This era came to a crashing halt with the arrival of the Greeks who replaced the Persians and were on their path to conquering Egypt and the Judeans, the remaining Jews residing in Judea and Samaria largely were but a minor conquest. The Greeks did all in their power to pressure the Judeans (Jews) into Greeks by impressing Greek ethics on the Judeans. First was their introduction of the Greek sexual revolution where orgies, homosexuality and pedophilia were introduced and they brought bath houses plus the worship of the perfect, unaltered human form. This led to the Greeks making circumcision against the law and any circumcised males were executed which meant that any Judean following their religion was fearful of being inspected for having been circumcised as that meant certain death. The Greeks were all but immediately replaced by the equally distasteful Romans who were slightly more crafty than were the Greeks. The Romans corrupted the Sanhedrin placing Roman approved and compromised Jews in place and in the main cities the Rabbis were mostly Roman approved. Religious and traditional Judeans retreated to the countryside and the Judean Hills and caves eking out a living subsisting on whatever they could find growing wild or raised in small farming plots. Everything was done to minimize their coming to the Roman’s attention. This led to a strict, traditional and unchanging interpretation of Torah and the practice of their religion and the keeping of their simply life style.

 

The Roman occupation in many ways did not actually begin to come to a conclusion until the decade of the 1950’s and the return of the Jews to their ancient homelands of Eretz Yisroel. The scars and deprivations of the Roman occupation remained even after the fall of Rome as before Rome had even really started their serious decline, they reacted to a Judean uprising by dispersing the Judeans to the farthest corners and throughout their empire just as they had other enemies in order to bury them from the pages of history. Every group that the Romans had used this form of punishment, disappeared from the pages of history just as the Romans had intended. The Carthaginians who were the final political form of the Phoenicians were dispersed thusly with the Capital City of Carthage having the lands surrounding it salted such that it became barren for the next few centuries. The Phoenicians or the Carthaginians, whichever name one wishes to utilize, are gone and no longer consist as a peoples. The others who the Romans thusly treated are equally erased from any following history and to the point that we do not even recognize any names which we could use to display the effectiveness of this punishment. The Judeans proved to be the exception because they had one thing which was different, their definition as a people was transportable and could be applied anywhere and though it was deigned to work best in the Promised Land, in Israel geographically, they had the ruleset and defined history contained in Torah which was established and had an agreed and exact form and wording which was never to be altered making it an anchor.

 

Five beautiful, glorious and holy Torah Scrolls which carry near infinite wisdom and are the foundation of all Judaism and their culture and civilization is built around the Torah and the teaching of Torah

Five beautiful, glorious and holy Torah Scrolls which carry near infinite wisdom and are the foundation of all Judaism and their culture and the Jewish civilization is built around the Torah and the teaching of Torah

 

The other half of their religion and life definition were contained in the Oral Law, their Oral Code which was designed to be flexible and change with time as they proceeded through life together in Israel, but now they were not in Israel or together, thus the Oral Code could be altered in different means for different areas. Thus the Rabbis over the next few centuries wrote and discussed the different ideas and ideals of the Oral Code and codified them into writing such that it would no longer be altered and everybody could remain on the same pages. This became the writings which today make up the Talmud. The most interesting of the concepts in Talmud is that only the final agreed definitions apply as the law, the discussions are included for future reference when new ideas or changes in societies take place. The greatest change has recently occurred, the return and start of the Ingathering of all Jewish Peoples back to their ancient homeland in Israel. But there was and still remains a division in Judaism which derives from whether they were from the Islamic world, including Spain when it was called Andalusia by its Islamic conquerors who were removed finally around 1492 which also included the voyage by Columbus to the New World and the Inquisition in which all non-Christians were brutally converted or killed in a purification of Spain by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella which targeted mostly Muslims and Jews. This forced the majority of the Jewish population to escape with their Muslim neighbors over to North Africa. These Jews mixed with the Jews already living throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Meanwhile there remained a sizeable number of Jews who were spread throughout Europe. There became some not necessarily insignificant differences between these two families of the Jewish Peoples.

 

There are also other groups of Jews with some dating back to the times of King Solomon and others to the full loss of ten Tribes which made up the nation of Israel (the northern kingdom which included the tribes of Dan, Ephraim, Reuben, Gad, Manasseh, Asher, Naphtali, Zebulun, Issachar and Simeon) who had separated from Jerusalem and Judea (the southern kingdom which included the tribe of Benjamin) and became known as the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Some tribes of Jews in disparate regions have made claims as to being descendants from these lost tribes of which two of the most well-known are the Ethiopian Jews and the Menashe from India. The claims of these people are traced and certain realities which would survive in any actual tribes from the Israelites which are commanded in Torah. Should these tribes continue to hold these commandments and practice a Torah dictated lifestyle, then their claim is far more believable and they are invited to return home. The many different peoples is truly amazing and what is even more fascinating is that most of the people from these tribes tested had a particular gene which has been determined as being present in Jews showing the same ancestral maternal origin and also a gene which traces to the Middle Eastern peoples.

 

Eight Hundred Year Old Yemeni Torah Scroll Rescued with the Congregation's Rabbi and Seventeen Desperate Jewish Refugees Accepted and Taken in by Israel Granting Them Citizenship

Eight Hundred Year Old Yemeni Torah Scroll
Rescued with the Congregation’s Rabbi and
Seventeen Desperate Jewish Refugees Accepted
and Taken in by Israel Granting Them Citizenship

 

Where this has led is that even amongst Jews with similar backgrounds, due to the fracturing of the different Jewish communities, there started to form cracks in their practices as each Rabbi came up with something slightly different. Now the struggle is reunifying a religion which though having the identical central basics has also picked up particular practices and traditions which differ each following from a particular Rabbi. This led to some occasions where one Jew would claim, “My Rabbi taught,” while the next Jew countered, “Well, my Rabbi teaches,” and the arguments have led to some less than admirable situations. Judaism and Torah are supposed to unite all Jews to a common heritage through shared history but the histories were fractured by Roman decree and the ravages of time and separation. The Oral history being codified minimized the differences but sometimes the smallest differences are the most difficult to rectify and harmonize. Recently we read an article by Rabbi Melamed who sees the need to rewrite a new oral code which can be utilized as the basis for law in the lands of Israel. These laws would serve as had the original Oral Law and would be adaptable to change, not written in stone. These codes would cover both the secular world and the religious world. They would be a careful blending of Torah teachings and wisdom with the needs of a modern society. This would be worked through using a conclave of leading Rabbis from every discipline in Judaism with all the disparate schools represented from Ashkenazim, Sephardi, Mizraim, Chasidim, Traditional, Orthodox, Zionist, and as many others as can be represented giving the widest view and closest to totality such that what is produced while not granting any one groups complete satisfaction would find the path acceptable to as many Jews as are willing to forge a new unity and new beginning.

 

The horrors of the past will be the flames for the forge with which Israel will become one and our laws will once again be one uniting every Jew and Israelite to the other. The beginning is in sight if we take the opportunity to enlist the many flowers from the far corners of the globe and enlist every Jewish soul, our pluralistic yet harmonious neshama, and once we have merged our futures and woven our pasts into an embroidered and gorgeous prayer shawl with Tzitzit being the only strings attached, we can allow this to cover us all as a single people in our own nation home at last.

 

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