Beyond the Cusp

February 25, 2019

Israeli Elections Update Three, Future Coalitions

 

The main result of elections is the eventual composition of the governing coalition. There have been rumors claiming, as we did immediately after elections were called, that Bibi Netanyahu will form a coalition with his Likud Party and the left centrist merged Lapid-Gantz Blue White Party. The purpose behind this is to repeat the same mistakes of both Gaza and South Lebanon, except this time it will be the Shomron. Most of the border will fall along the anti-terror barrier dividing Jerusalem once more. We believe that instead of a total partitioning of all of East Jerusalem, the region to be gifted to Mahmoud Abbas will merely include the predominantly Arab neighborhoods with the Jewish Quarter and the entirety of the Temple Mount remaining under Israeli rule and control. There are those who have claimed, as has Naftali Bennett, that this plan was worked out between Bibi Netanyahu and President Trump when they discussed the future of the region after President Trump announced the pulling of American forces from Syria. We cannot validate nor refute these claims but believe they are simply used to add fuel to the fire, so to speak, of Mr. Bennett’s claims. As far as Bibi Netanyahu is concerned, this is the path to a legacy and a Nobel Peace Prize. Unfortunately, should this come to pass, it will almost certainly have even worse results than did the retreat from South Lebanon giving Israel Hezballah and over one-hundred-thousand rockets and missiles pointed at every inch of the nation and the Gaza Disengagement which resulted on Hamas and Islamic Jihad launching rockets over half the nation at will. Both of these borders are now basically controlled by Iran who can yank Israel’s strings at will and from either border, or eventually both borders at once.

 

Bibi Netanyahu, Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz

Bibi Netanyahu, Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz

 

There could be a completely different result from the election with the Blue White Party receiving the plurality of mandates and forming a coalition with Labor, Meretz and other left wing parties and anyone else as required to reach the magic number of sixty-one. The wildcard for this proposition are the Arab parties who also have a coalition which will likely get between eight and twelve, possibly as many as fifteen or so, mandates which could make or break any attempt by the Blue White Party to form a ruling coalition. We spoke about the change with Jewish Home and National Union bringing Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) into their electoral list at the urging, more like brow beating, of Bibi Netanyahu in yesterday’s article. We had predicted the result of such a merger and these results are coming true in spades. Rabbi Benny Lau made references against the merger, which is fine as he is an avowed liberal who loathes teachings of Rabbi Meir Kahane (ז״ל), but he made references against fellow Jews which should never be used. Referring to Jews using the terms he utilized is an insult and a disgrace to the memory of millions of Jews and their surviving families. But what about the coming elections, who will win and who will lose, that is the big question.

 

Rabbi Benny Lau

Rabbi Benny Lau

 

The elections end results are going to depend heavily on how three parties do and whether or not Bibi Netanyahu desires to go with a right wing government or follow a similar path as his Likud predecessor, Ariel Sharon (ז״ל), who took a large block from Likud and merged with groups from across the political spectrum forming the ill fated Kadima Party and executed the Gaza Disengagement under pressure from President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. This was an epic disaster, and that is an understatement. Before Prime Minister Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak made a desperate and ill-planned withdrawal from Southern Lebanon leading to Hezballah filling the void left behind and now perched on the northern border as a Sword of Damocles over the entirety of Israel. An interesting aside is that both Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon were generals in the IDF, which kind of puts a large dent in the argument by Gantz that with him you get the wisdom of four IDF Generals of which many were Chiefs of Staff. With the results of the previous generals, including Chiefs of Staff, we are not sure that advertising having a plethora of generals is all that wise though there are those who believe that nothing could ever go wrong with such people running the nation. We only hope that such is so.

 

Former General Benny Gantz has designs on being Prime Minister which begs the question, where does he stand on such things as the Oslo Accords, a Palestinian State and the Gaza and Lebanon disengagement/withdrawals. Well, wait no longer, as he gave a recent interview since his declaration to form the Resilience Party where he answered these questions on the record telling Yediot Ahronot the following, as reported here.


“The central question is a security question. We need to ensure the State of Israel’s security. Now, we have here a question of interests – and even Bibi [Netanyahu] said this at his Bar-Ilan address [in 2009] – that we don’t want to rule over anyone else. We need to find a way for us not to be governing other people.
“The [Gaza] Disengagement was carried out based on the State of Israel’s policy concerns. All the sides involved got high scores for the ability to not tear the country apart when [the Disengagement] was carried out.
“It was a legal undertaking, which was adopted by the Israeli government and carried out by the IDF and the settlers in a way that was painful, but also good. We need to take the lessons [we learned there] and apply them elsewhere.”

 

His running mate is Yair Lapid, a longtime supporter of forming a Palestinian Arab State within the Shomron, even at the price of having to relocate the Jews residing there. Both he and the general, as well as at least two of the other generals the list presents, have made references to hard choices and difficult but necessary concession and even that if we would just find the right balance and sacrifice lands, then there would be peace. Why we would have peace after retreating to the same borders which had produced terrorism before the Six Day War and the borders which resulted in the Six Day War and expect that they would bring peace and tranquility this time is simply folly. The plans which have been bandied about have an even darker and more adverse side than simply retreating. The repeatedly proffered idea would be to retreat to the anti-terror barrier plus east Jerusalem but allow the IDF to remain in order to prevent terror attacks and to gather intelligence to protect the people of Israel. Now, there will be those who ask what is wrong with such an idea. Well, the main problem is that was tried before in a place called southern Lebanon and it led to serious repercussions. Once Israel retreats behind whatever line which is chosen, that results in Israel surrendering those lands to the Palestinian Arabs and whatever government they choose or end up having over them. We tried the first thing, the disengagement in Gaza, which resulted in three terror wars thus far and who knows what will come in the future. There have been rockets, suicide bombers sent while presumably going for medical treatments, infiltration tunnels, incendiary kites and balloons, colorful balloons with poisoned candy attached, colorful balloons with explosives in the shape or inside toys with contact detonators and who can even guess what will be the next exiting plan by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and their masters in Tehran to try and murder Israeli civilians. So by pulling back and granting them lands to make a go of a state, we have repeated Gaza only with lands which overlook Tel Aviv. This means that these lands would no longer be Israeli in any means as compared to now where all the land is by right still belonging to Israel, and giving them a state rules out Israeli ownership. Leaving the IDF or any forces within what is, for all intents and purposes, Palestinian Arab land outside of Israel, the IDF would be an occupying force and this would play well for all those whose lives are thrilled by scourging Israel. The IDF would be facing almost daily attacks either from what would have been terrorists but now could rightfully claim to be freedom fighters attempting to oust a foreign military from their country. The young Israeli soldiers who would die as a result would mount and there would be another set of mothers of the IDF demanding to bring their sons home. Eventually, between domestic demands and foreign pressures, the IDF would be pulled and then there would be an Arab terror state siting overlooking Ben Gurion International Airport with shoulder fired anti-aircraft weapons along with lines of rocket launchers with line-of-sight for targeting downtown central Tel Aviv. The borders would be returned pretty much along the former 1949 armistice lines known as the Green Line. We discussed the differences between the Green Line and the anti-terror barrier here. The map shown at the link depicts the entirety of the security zone and much of the areas colored in blue will be surrendered and the furthest west (left) area is where the border will result being drawn. Such a plan would leave close to three-quarters of a million Jews homeless with over half also losing their place of employment. Further, after the Arabs destroy everything built by Israel, there will be tens of thousands or more Palestinian Arabs without a place of employment. Any plans for allowing the Israeli companies to remain operational and run by the Palestinian Arabs will fail just as the greenhouses in Gaza were destroyed and the pipes and other materials used to build rockets and launchers.

 

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 above image is equally as likely to be the result even should the anti-terror barrier become the border as they are almost indistinguishable, especially since any protest by Arab interests, including Palestinians, which petitioned the Israeli Supreme Court and resulted in a decision for the route to be redrawn to comply with whatever demands were demanded. So, simply replace Green Line with Security Barrier and the rest remains the same as the Arabs will, in either case, hold much of the Judean hills overlooking central Israel and over three-quarters of Israeli infrastructure and about the same percent of the population. The one thing which will become true is that should such a plan be instituted and the Arab Palestinians be given their third nation, with Jordan and Gaza being their first two, soon after the above picture becomes reality and rockets are sent raining down on central Tel Aviv and a couple of the skyscrapers are brought down; the hue and cry from even the most pro-Arab Palestinian leftists will demand that the entirety of the Shomron not only be retaken, but for the Arabs to be pushed from the land and it be cleansed of any Palestinian Arab presence. This is what it will take as when the Gaza Disengagement was taken as a means of giving the Arab Palestinians a chance to prove they could have a viable civilized nation, the Bush administration promised that Israel could just retake Gaza and end the problem. Anybody looking at Gaza today can see how well that idea was implemented, as Gaza remains a terrorist stronghold for Hamas, Islamic Jihad and their Iranian sponsors. The probability is that within the first year after such another horrific disengagement is carried out, then Hamas will either overthrow Abbas or win in a landslide if elections were to be held, which is why Abbas never allows elections as such would throw him from power and his life would be endangered. But somehow, governments seem to never learn from their past mistakes and insist that this time they will do it the right way. When people insist that such is delusion and not logical, they disregard those warnings and will always claim that those claiming it will not work are just too negative and have no faith. When the predictions prove correct, then they claim that you are a racist or fascist and with the echoing media repeating these claims, in time, they become accepted fact and then you can be ignored when they go to try the same failed policies elsewhere. The problem this time is they are taking the two largest errors of the past and rolling them together to make the way they will get it right this time. Sometimes all you can do is shout from the hills and shake your head sadly as those who never seem to know better make the same tired mistakes of the past, and this is true of for too many ideas and concepts which history should have wadded-up and tossed into the trashcan of history. Somehow, bad ideas seem to be repackaged and sold as new every so many years and the youth and the fools gravitate to them as if they will bring in all the promises made the last time are repeated and swallowed whole by the public. Somethings are simply too sad to even rant against, but what else can one do?

 

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December 19, 2018

Time to Talk About the Actual Occupation

 

We hear over and over again ad-infinitum about how the Palestinian Arab lands are occupied lands. Allow us to inform everybody what exactly is their definition of the occupied lands. According to the Palestinian Arabs, this includes all of the varieties in Gaza and the Shomron (West Bank), the occupied lands include everything between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. It includes east Jerusalem, west Jerusalem, Bet El, Tel Aviv, Eilat, Haifa, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Be’er Sheva, Sderot, Netanya, Tiberius, Nahariya and everything that even the United Nations claims they see as Israel. To these people our entire existence is illegal and we need to be exterminated. This is the Arab view of a compromise, that they will kill us and take everything. Now let us talk about that thing which has been stretched beyond recognition, International Law. International Law is based on some really unusual items such as Mandates, Treaties, Conferences and edicts from world bodies. You will never hear the Palestinian Arabs refer to anything beyond their pipe dreams of destroying Israel, murdering the Jews and living off the spoils they are able to claim. This was the promise given them by the Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini who demanded that the Arabs leave the regions where the Jews lived so that when the victorious Arab armies from six nations, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq allied with several militias sent by other nations and gathered by the Mufti, swept across the Jewish lands slaughtering the Jews, who knew not how to fight, and would celebrate along the sea victoriously in 1948 when these forces assaulted the nascent state of Israel at her birth. That sweeping victory never came about and the Jews proved the match in a war which lasted two years. When Israel was founded, after the Arabs refused an additional partition because they were about to wipe out the Jews, thus once they refused the November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly resolution, UNGA Res 181, it became null and void, just as the Arabs desired. They refused to recognize even one square millimeter of a Jewish State and were going to annihilate the Jews to prove their Allah was superior to whatever the Jews worshiped. They gained some territory but failed in that mission.

 

The first thing which need be addressed is the refused offer and the actual boundaries for the Jewish State. Below we have included three maps. The one on the left was what the United Nations General Assembly offered in order to prevent a war. This offer was refused by the Arabs which then made that offer void for perpetuity. The middle map is the actual borders for the Jewish State as drawn by the San Remo Conference in its modified form under the British Mandate after 78% of the Mandate Lands, those east of the Jordan River, had been set aside for the Arabs of the region and those lands west of the Jordan River were to be the lands for the Jews. The map on the right shows what lands were taken during the war and held by the Arab forces with Egypt gaining the Gaza Strip and Jordan taking most of the Shomron, regions of Judea and Samaria, which they renamed West Bank so as to remove any Jewish sounding names from the region. The Gaza Strip was occupied illegally by Egypt which is in part why they refused to accept it back when Egypt and Israel reached a treaty on March 26, 1979. Jordan illegally occupied the Shomron and even forced a number of their Jordanian citizens to relocate into the region which is an even greater violation of International Law but they refused to claim these regions when they made peace with Israel on October 26, 1994. In both cases, the departing power refused to allow their citizens in these regions to return to their lands forcing the Palestinian Arab problem upon Israel in order to continue the Islamic threat to the stability of Israel. The reality should almost have become obvious as to what lands are occupied and who are those who are doing the occupying. Israel released her claim to Gaza with an understanding that should it become a breeding zone for terror attacks and become a threat to Israeli peace, then Israel has the right to retake Gaza and force the people supportive of the terrorist threats out of Gaza to seek their lives elsewhere, preferably far from Israel. With Hamas being elected and supported by minimally 80% of the Gaza population and with much of the population either active in Hamas or Islamic Jihad, Israel is within her rights to reconquer Gaza and remove the entirety of its population. These are Arabs who mostly are of Egyptian ancestry and thus pushing them into the Sinai Peninsula would be a viable solution. Israel can legally press the population of Gaza with very few exception into Egypt where the Egyptian government may do with them as they please providing that does not include Israel. Any Gazans who would be permitted to remain would be politically restricted to only voting in local elections such as city councils or town councils but restricted from voting in Israeli national elections. This was something granted the Jewish State from the San Remo Conference and in each permutation of that agreement including the Mandate System. But Gaza is recognized by much of the world as being a terrorist state which means they have none of the rights of a normative nation.

 

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

 

Then there are the regions which were covered by the optimism of an agreement called the Oslo Accords. Their original intent was for an agreement to be hammered out between the Arabs in the Shomron and Israel. This Oslo Accords were to last for five years and there was to be a form of peace agreed upon. That failed so we got Oslo II and then the Roadmap and finally the Gaza disengagement under George W Bush and Condoleezza Rice. This Gaza disengagement we covered above and Gaza deserves to be eradicated and wiped clean leaving the region for Israel to develop for the benefit of Israel and the world. But what about the Palestinian Authority and the seemingly eternal quest for an agreement which the Arabs do not refuse? Thusfar, there have been at least three offers, which most of the people working with the parties to fashion a peace thought were fair, which the Israelis had accepted only to have the Arab leadership of the Palestinian Authority refuse these offers without even making a supplemental offer or demands, but simply walking away from negotiations refusing to make counteroffers, or even setting any date for further negotiations. Of late, as the Arabs have gotten virtually everything possible through pretending to negotiate and are now working to increase the regions considered by the world at large that they are entitled with the eventual aim for their replacing the Jewish State and being rid of Israel and its Jews. Oslo Accords originally separated the region of contention into three zones, Area A which was to be under Palestinian Arab rule and security control, Area B which would be under Palestinian Arab rule and joint Arab and Israeli security and Area C which would be under Israeli rule and security control. The intention was that the Arabs would form their state out of Area A and a negotiated region agreed upon of Area B and Israel would annex all of Area C and the rest of Area B. The Palestinian Arabs have convinced the world at large that all of the contended region belongs to them and they have begun to work on being gifted the entirety of Jerusalem. They make demands in Arabic that they will also be the rulers of Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Eilat, and all of Israel because they claim that the Jews have never resided in Israel since the onset of Islam, the beginning of all existence. For the Arab world, nothing existed before Muhammad thus all history is but fairy tales told to the rest of the world to try and minimize the superiority of Islam. The problem is that according to International Law, the Jewish State has the borders depicted in the center map, which is the reason that the Palestinian Authority has never contested the existence of the Jewish State in the International Courts.

 

Because the terror fence/wall was proving very effective at deterring terrorism, the Palestinian Authority went to the International Court to try and have them forced it to be torn down. Egyptian Judge, Justice El Araby, and the International Court of Justice (ICJ), where he 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.” His warning was a candid way of inferring that should any group challenge the Israeli legal ownership of all the lands east of the Jordan River would run afoul of International Law and treaties, mandates, conferences and other legalities all of which sided with Israel. There have been no further cases brought before the International Courts since then as those opposed to Israel have heeded his warning. The one item not covered directly by these legalities concerns the Arab population within the contended areas, but they do fall under the rules of law which are even older than the other rules which apply to the region.

 

The Arab population under the Palestinian Authority almost all can be traced back within two or most often three generation to having arrived since 1900 and even a greater percentage since 1875 and all since the original arrival of the Zionist Jews. The Arabs arrived largely after the Jews established agriculture and other endeavors. When the Jews established a base economy which provided jobs, the Arabs came to take advantage. Later, the British in conjunction with the French transplanted hundreds and eventually millions of Arabs into the region in which they were supposed to be establishing the Jewish State by making sure there were always a greater number of Arabs, measurably, in order to prevent the Jews declaring their state. This was a disastrous situation when the British blocked nearly all Jews from escaping the Nazis during World War II. Even after the War, the British did all they were capable of to prevent the Jews who had survived the Holocaust from entering Israel until the British pulled out of the region. Despite these efforts, the Jews still established their state and despite the efforts of the United Nations General Assembly to cut their homeland in half, thankfully the Arabs refused that gift expecting to conquer the entirety soon after the British left, Israel was founded in mid-May 1948 with all the lands west of the Jordan River being their state. Since these Arabs were mostly economic refugees and as Jordan also transferred thousands of their citizens into the region they illegally occupied from 1948 through June of 1967, these Arabs can legally under the rules of war be returned to Jordan, some possibly to Syria. Let us go through this step-by-step as events were lain down for history and yet ignored only because Israel is the State of the Jewish People.

 

Originally, back all the way to 1920, soon after World War I and well before World War II and the Holocaust, which is important, the San Remo Conference reached their conclusions leading to the Mandate Systems. This fleshed out the League of Nations Mandate System which assigned regions from the defeated Axis of Powers from World War I to the separate Allied Powers. The British were assigned to make a series of nations which included the Arab state of Iraq and the state of Kurdistan from what is today Iraq. Because the assigned King for Iraq was more pliable concerning oil rights and the demands of J Paul Getty and his designs on the Mosul oil fields, the British reneged on the establishing of Kurdistan and the Kurds had their homeland stolen. The British then took 78% of the remainder of the British Mandate lands to form another Arab state to provide the other son of King Faisal a kingdom to form Transjordan which became Jordan. The British then did everything possible to prevent the formation of the Jewish state caving again to Arab demands, but when the British pulled from the region, Israel declared their independence. The ensuing war left Egypt occupying Gaza and Jordan occupying areas of the Shomron. Gaza has since become ruled by Hamas making it a terror state which is largely condemned by the world, officially. The region of the Shomron which Jordan occupied until June of 1967 was released by Jordan and is the region contested by the Palestinian Authority Arabs. As the vast majority of the Arabs within this region were Jordanian citizens or their offspring, and most arrived since 1900 plus Jordan had illegally annexed the region giving them all citizenship, Israel can rightfully as the liberating power regaining her legal lands is permitted to force the alien population to be sent to be absorbed by the former occupying power of Jordan. This has precedents with the population transfers dislocating the German citizens from lands which were ceded to France and Poland after World War I and the exchange of populations by Pakistan and India when the nation of India was divided into the two separate states and millions of Muslims were transferred into Pakistan while millions of Hindus and Buddhists among others left the region fleeing back into India. There have been transfers concerning Russia and Poland as well as other cases when borders were adjusted while other instances all across the globe are recorded by history. The sole reason this has been prevented in the case of Israel is in order to cause situations by which Israel can be threatened and have its territories slowly stolen being given initially to Arabs and, when those transfers have been exhausted, then to Bedouins, after that to Christians and after that to another and another and another until the Jews no longer have a defendable piece of land as they all live in central Tel Aviv.

 

The entirety of the Arab-Israeli conflict has been managed and manufactured by the powers of the world and will continue for as long as the leadership of Israel is largely so concerned about the opinions of the world than the health of their country. The British showed their true colors almost from the moment they were provided with the mandate to form the Jewish State. They moved from the outset, as mentioned above, to steal away 78% of their Mandate in order to form an Arab state despite this not being actually included in their original Mandate. They did all they were able to prevent the Jews from populating their future homelands while also importing Arabs such that the Jewish population would never become a majority. The British were attempting to do to the Jews exactly what they had already done to the Kurds when taking their land and gifting it to the King of Iraq in exchange for oil rights. Thankfully, Israel did not have any oil deposits so at least J Paul Getty had no desire for the desert and swamp lands which were the wastelands which became Israel. The funding of the Palestinian Authority and UNWRA by European nations and the European Union added to their financing of numerous NGO’s working in concert to eliminate Israel through Arab and world pressures. The United Nations has through any number of votes plus the overt actions of its plethora of organizations including but not limited to the Human Rights Council, UNESCO, UNICEF, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, UNCTAD, UNIDO and, of course, UNWRA voting to condemn, censor and accuse Israel of any and every conceivable wrongdoing. The world spending such an inordinate amount of their efforts just to scrutinize Israel seeking any crack in its establishment so as to leaver that crack and break its founding and destroy the Jewish State. What is required is for Israel to simply worry about one single form of relations with the rest of the world, whether or not nations desire to trade with Israel and accept the numerous forms of aid and assistance which Israel has to offer. This includes disaster responses for which Israel is one of the foremost providers as the CNN reporter discovered in one of our favorite videos placed below when she discovered the Israeli field hospital in Haiti. Israel was one of the nations to provide assistance to the United States after Katrina and Sandy, two very potent hurricanes. Israel has aided nations all over the world, provided agricultural, water purification, cell communications and electrical power to small villages and tribes throughout Africa and the world. We covered a small amount about this in our article “Israel is the Unique Miracle Nation” which includes a map of some of the places Israeli assistance has visited. Israel climbed into nationhood through a miracle and has fought to remain a nation with more miraculous successes. This is what forced the world to attempt to destroy Israel through stages and allowing groups to nibble away at her sovereignty.

 

 

It is remarkable that the European Union builds villages within the regions which all recognize as belonging to Israel and then despite these villages having no connection to any utilities, no services and are only inhabited briefly for photos to be taken to make-believe these villages are inhabited and then scream when Israel moves to destroy these illegal structures but call for the destruction of entire cities which are in land legally Israeli which are Jewish cities. The United Nations General Assembly joins the Europeans in these efforts but at least does not build these villages, at least not yet. Israel must reach the position that the Jordan River is her eastern border, declare the truth that there is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there never has been any nation called Palestine, Israel fought with Jordan over these lands which Jordan occupied from 1948 to 1967 after which Israel liberated her lands and the Arabs who resided there belong to Jordan and at best could be resident aliens should they remain within the Israeli borders, the world will never accept her as a normal nation, others will love her when she is assisting them while demanding her dissolution the next day and finally that she must take what is rightfully hers while ignoring the world and the racket it will make. The years of the Jews living under the worlds which were foreign to her and where the Jews were always the other have left an indelible shadow over her thinking such that she always worries if she has been accepted and is doing things which the rest of the world will approve. The leadership is almost always looking to the outside world for stroking and being given approvals and good vibes while always being overly sensitive to criticisms and seeking to remain between the lines.

 

Israel will continue to suffer these insults and defamations until her leaders decide that what is most important is not what others believe and say about her but what is best for her future and the health of her people which includes every citizen, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Baha’I, Hindu, Buddhist, Bedouin, Druze and any others who are citizens; and simply ignore what those others say as their opinions are unimportant when compared to the health of Israel. Israeli leadership requires the same change in their perspective of the importance of their view of reality as did the Hebrews, our ancient ancestors who took part in the Exodus from Egypt, when they were sent by Hashem to spend forty years in the desert such that a new generation worthy of receiving and taking on the related challenges of inhabiting the Promised Lands. The current leadership in Israel have too many who have a view which could be relegated to correlating with the ten spies who reported that the Promised Lands were possessed by giants living in cities with towering impenetrable walls while, as back then, a mere two reported that the Promised Lands were fearful of the coming of the Hebrews and were ready to be conquered. After forty years, those two who gave the promising reports were the leaders and the new generation was prepared for the task. Israel will be a very different nation in a mere twenty to thirty years with leaders who will have a far stronger belief in Israel and her rightfulness amongst the nations. This will allow them to shrug off the condemnation from Europe and the United Nations and instead worry about what is best for Israel and let the world howl as they will turn a deaf ear to the caterwauling.

 

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December 12, 2018

Why Begrudge Us this Little Haven

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One thing history has taught is that even when the Jewish People come to a nation at its behest and help to modernize that nation, with time everything which went or will ever go wrong is heaped upon us along with the vile degradations and then the threats to our lives. This has occurred throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It has happened across South and Central America, Russia and has even come to parts of Asia despite there being next to nothing resembling a large Jewish population. It has come to the United States and Canada, though in a less obvious measure, and thus has largely been swept under the carpet, for now. There was the infamous General Order No. 11 (1862) given by Major-General Ulysses S. Grant of December 17, 1862, during the American Civil War which ordered the expulsion of all Jews in his military district comprising areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. The claim came that he was attacking the Black Markey in the region which he just knew had to be a Jewish operation. Yes, President Lincoln immediately rescinded the order, but the days or weeks or whatever it took to have the order received in Washington DC and then be removed, brought to the attention of the President, the rescinding order written and that sent back to General Grant and then the slow, probably intentionally slow, implementation walking back the original orders, well, as you might suspect the time that took proved detrimental to a good number of Jews of the region. Grant’s General Order No. 11 is noteworthy in that it depicts the tainting of one’s logical thought processes by the disease of anti-Semitism. An individual or group suffering this ailment automatically associates everything nefarious, underhanded, evil or illegal immediately into some Jew plot and more often than not, for monetary gain. Proof, with anti-Semitism your proof is very simple; it is the Jews, what else could one suspect. This has been repeated throughout human history for as long as the Jews have existed, which is pretty much throughout human history. It has happened in every form from the framing of Alfred Dreyfus by the elites of the French Army to cover their own perfidy, to Hitler, to Pharaoh of Egypt, to the Tsars of Russia, to the Spanish Inquisition, to Muhammad and the Jews of Medina and on and on. One can only conclude that eventually, every group will desire to disassociate themselves from the Jews and then cast them off by exile, murder or even attempting genocidally wiping them from the Earth as Hamas, Iran and others in today’s world proudly declare.

 

Any normative peoples would have decided that, as a rule, they were less than desirable and would have separated from the rest of humanity long ago. We were not even permitted this as the world knew from exactly which little piece of lands we originate. They all knew exactly where we would have gladly moved, at least the majority of us, and made a go of it in a land half desert and half swamp with large boulders strewn throughout the swamps and hilly lands. It was carefully laid out in many languages all from the claimed original Greek copy of texts presumed to have been compiled during the Babylonian Exile, our third as a people with the Egyptian Exile chronicled in that book and the Assyria Exile chronicled in later books which took Ten of the Tribes and they became the Ten Lost Tribes, some of whom are returning in this modern era. Actually, most nations have chronicled parts of our history as you wrote them into your laws and were proud of your acts. Christian, Muslim, it made little if any difference and both blame that the other was worse to the Jewish People and they only did that which was absolutely necessary and needed. Jerusalem destroyed and Israel broken in exile would provide for needed introspection and broadened experience eventually spreading Jews throughout the world and assuring their survival, even if often under hardships. Even Muslim amongst Muslim and Christian amongst Christian, each would finger point to those who were more to blame, and when torture and murder are the acts of the day and you are the target, it matters little who was worse and who was better, you were all barbarous when it came to the Jewish People. True, not always and some even claimed to have mended their ways, for now, because we have learned that our acceptance is always temporary and depends on times being good and nothing going wrong, and even then, ours is a precarious perch.

 

Jerusalem Destroyed and Israel Broken in Exile

Jerusalem Destroyed and Israel Broken in Exile

 

When a people live always waiting for the other shoe to drop, they get nervous and react in various ways. Some become differential and make themselves small. A few make them selves threatening ready to take on even the most insignificant slight. Some become conspiracy conscious seeing malice behind every door. Some become the jolly joker in attempts to endear themselves. Most just work hard, work quiet, are industrious, avoid standing apart, are agreeable to a fault and become a form of every-man where they have no identity and allow others to assign whatever identity they prefer. These are all forms of defensiveness and are mechanisms one adopts to cope. All rob one of their real identities which they mask behind their façade. This also results in a people to become very adept at any profession and often they will excel at what in the early days was a disreputable means of making one’s living and eventually became the mainstay of economies. Such an example is what was forced upon the Jews in Medieval Europe and the Islamic worlds, money-lending. That practice which was denied to the religious but so necessary for commerce and running a nation became the forerunner of the banking industry of today which now it is claimed the Jews took over through devious means. The devious means was having it thrust upon us by those who would not soil their hands or reputations but had no problem soiling our hands and reputations as we had no reputations of note and who cared about the Jew lending money, the most dishonorable of affairs. We were denied wealth and title and thus denied ownership of land so we became tailors, cobblers, smiths and these led to the other more specialized trades with time. We were the People of the Book and also people of books as we, as a people, were literate and taught our young to read and write at an early age. They were required first to learn Hebrew so they could pray, and also Arabic or Aramaic to read the early commentaries. Then we taught them the language of the nation in which we resided, and the then might learn the language of the land from where Grandfathers were chased. This led to the Jewish People become international merchants and known for learning languages easily. This led to Jews running import-export businesses and large retail networks and now on-line shopping. This from the little tailor’s shop where the spectacled little man sewed for a living five-hundred years ago and now it is Levi-Straus because he saw the need for a well made and rugged work pants for the men on the railroads and in the mines and on the plains. But even these reputed giants will shrink when the pogroms come. They will be forced to flee, yes, eventually even from the United States and many can see that approaching already, others refuse to see, some always refuse to see.

 

Give us a safe space of what had been determined to be lands worthless to nearly everybody else, well, until the late nineteenth century. Read about Israel circa the mid nineteenth century in Mark Twain’s “Letters from the Holy Lands”, a sub-part of his Travels Abroad writings. Twain describes a barren land where people are as sparse as is the vegetation. Others writing for the British after World War I describe Malaria and an inhospitable place. Twain describes the few Arabs and Jews he met and claimed one could more often than not differentiate between the two people simply by observing their level of industriousness. The British Home Office described what they saw and often they saw that it was far easier to throw the Jews out of their homes and dispossess them than it was to fire one shot into the air from a sidearm to break-up an Arab riot. One might conclude that many British sought any reason to try to dispossess the Jews of these lands, often just for spite. The French sent most of their Jews from their Mandate to the British Mandate, as they had no need or claim to need the Jews. The French formed two states, Syria for the Arabs and Lebanon for the Christians, though that was not the final word on the matter as the Arabs had their own ides, Syria for the Arabs and Lebanon for the Arabs. The Arabs won and the Christians are continuing to flee from Lebanon when they are able. The British did all they could to try and prevent the Jews from ever forming their state of Israel but the Jews are sometimes an insistent group. The British formed Jordan for the Arabs and placed as many Arabs as they believed would prevent any Jewish state, but they miscalculated as the Mufti of Jerusalem called for the Muslims to leave Israel so the invading Arab armies from six nations and additional militias could simply cleanse the lands of every person they met. The Mufti promised them they could then enrich themselves on the spoils of the Jews. That was the Arab plan, destroy Israel and it too would be for the Arabs, but something went wrong. Those Jews who were often claimed to have no stomach for a fight or to be timid little people rose to be giants and Israel survived that onslaught.

 

The world, that of Christians and Muslims, have been working politically for another rerun of the Arabs supposedly slaughtering the Jews of Israel ever since them. There was the Six Day War in June 1967, the Yom Kippur War of October 1973 and a long and slow terror war since the first day of May 15, 1948. There have been numerous means of attempting to gift a state to the Arabs within the legal limits of the Jewish state with the Arabs always holding out for the entirety to be gifted them with the Jews on a platter. We would gladly make a deal with the world, if only they would take it. Give us the region promised with the Jordan River as our eastern border, the Golan Heights in the northeast, and the remainder as it is set in treaties and the United Nations set borders. We will be friendly and those Arabs who wish us harm, well, cannot have them around within our borders, so we will give them to whomever is willing to harbor them. Those who desire to remain we will grant resident alien and allow them to rule their own areas while we retain the lands as part of our state. As legal resident aliens, they will not be permitted votes in our national elections. This has functioned thusfar with the Arabs in Eastern Jerusalem. We will not tolerate terrorism or attacks upon our people of any kind, Jew on Arab or Arab on Jew or intra-fraternal violence. We will share our developments, discoveries, inventions, programming marvels, agricultural inventiveness, crop breeds, advances in medicines, new drugs and all the other beneficial items. The byword will be permit and assist us to living in peace and we will be the proverbial goose that laid the golden egg. You do remember that cutting open the goose led to discovering that it was simply a magical goose, that once killed, it could only be stuffed, roasted and served when it reached a nice golden brown, but no longer would there be golden eggs. Remember that tale, as we can be that goose for the world as it is what we were to strive to become, and we are prepared to give it our best shot. It really would be to everyone’s advantage if we were left in peace on our little plot of lands which one requires a magnifying glass to even find us on the average globe, providing one even knows where to look. But, apparently, even this is too much for much of the world to accept, proof we really have not come anywhere near as far as some claim, and that is truly sad. Hopefully, you will not be all that put out if we hold on to this little piece of land while we await you realizing the benefits of our offer. Call us.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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