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June 21, 2018

President Trump Needs to Face Reality

 

President Trump has followed the same path taken by Presidents before him. Unfortunately, for all the victims of this policy, he has taken most of his thoughts from State Department policy wonks. This means that he is pursuing some form of the two-state solution. This tired, banal, old, worn-out policy which has been pushed by administration after administration to naught being once again proffered will face the same rejection it has time and again. The problem is simple; one side of the negotiations refuses to permit the other side to even have an existence demanding that they are the true owners of all of the area. The Palestinians Arabs represent the entirety of the Arab and Muslim world where the belief is that Allah has granted them domain over these lands. That Allah has granted them domain over these lands means they must not permit any others from ruling even a single square millimeter of the lands in the Middle East and North Africa. This is why every President has hit a brick wall in the negotiation, as the Arab side will insist on ultimatums which they know the Israelis cannot meet. Often this is the pre-Six Day War lines including the entirety of the Old City of Jerusalem including also the Temple Mount which will immediately become off-limits to all except Muslims just as was the case under Jordanian rule. Israel cannot accept allowing the Temple Mount to fall out of their access, which the Arabs know which is why they demand such. The job of the Palestinian Arabs is to make demands so extreme that Israel cannot accept, thus making it appear that the Israelis are refusing to make peace. The truth is that the Arabs have made clear that even if Israel accepts their maximalist demands, that will not bring an end to the resistance to the interlopers who, according to the Arabs, have no claim or right to be there. According to the Arab argument, in all of history there has never been a Jewish state in this area. This is true if, like the Arabs, you believe that history began in the year 630C.E. In the Arab World, the Jews never existed in this area and their view of ancient history is even more interesting. According to the Arab Muslim views, Abraham was a Muslim, Noah was a Muslim, Moses was a Muslim, King David was a Muslim, King Solomon was a Muslim plus Adam and Eve were Muslims, everybody of consequence to Jewish history were actually Muslims and thus there have never been any Jew in this area; so how can they make such claims now. This is the reality that many Muslims believe making any existence of Israel an abomination.

 

Hamas are the true face of the Arab views. They do not mince words; they simply call for the slaughter of the Jewish People in Israel and beyond. Hamas speaks the reality of the Arab view, that they should rule the world because Allah promised them the world. Everybody must surrender and bow to Allah in the world for the world to be made perfect. Not just surrender to Allah, but to do so in the correct form of Islam. Which form, well, that depends on who you are being conquered by. If it is the Muslim Brotherhood, then Sunni Islam and if it is Iran, then Shia Islam, and if Hamas is the group then you will be confused as they are mostly Sunni but are supported by Iran who are Shia. What version of Islam is inconsequential, as such would only be a problem should Israel be dissolved permitting the Arabs, the PLO, Hezballah, Hamas or Islamic Jihad, to take charge of all of the lands and allow the mass murder causing the death of over six-million Jews in the process. The Palestinian Authority Arabs do not mention the eradication of the Jews as Hamas does, but they desire the same bloodshed and mass executions, as does Hamas. President Trump has been fed the same misconceptions by the State Department, as had his predecessors. He was sold the same two state solution and perhaps he adjusted it such that Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia or some combination of Arab powers taking responsibility for the Arab regions within the region currently held by Israel. It is time for a new solution to be enacted which is guaranteed to relieve the economic troubles of Gaza and promise new opportunities for the Palestinian population.

 

So, what could such a solution entail? It begins with the removal of the terror chiefs who currently control the direction of negotiations. This includes leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, PLO and the Palestinian Authority. Once these have been removed and placed in exile wherever they can be placed perhaps among their friends in the European Union. The next step is to remove the remainder of the supporting groups such as the officers of their security forces and other political allies and others who supported the propaganda and other forces in order to completely de-tooth these terrorist groups. The remaining populations must be required to sign an affidavit declaring their willingness to live under Israeli rule and Israeli law. This declaration must make clear that should any member of their family be found to be working with terrorists; the entire family could face deportation. Once they have accepted these conditions, then they would be permitted to remain residing as resident aliens. Providing they reside within areas which were controlled by Hamas, Islamic Jihad or the Palestinian Authority, then they would most likely be permitted to vote in local city-wide elections. They would not be permitted voting rights in national elections. Their denotation would be as resident aliens. They would be permitted to take any of a number of options. They could attempt to gain citizenship with one of the Arab nations where they have family or friends or they could sign to join a waiting list to become citizens of Israel. This path would be long, arduous and have high standards and expectations. Any deviation from expectations would revoke any application to become Israeli citizens at some point in the future. The path to Israeli citizenship could easily exceed ten years.

 

This is the only solution which will end the merry-go-round of Israeli concessions, Arab demands, negotiation collapse followed by the next administration starting again with Israeli concessions followed by Arab demands then negotiation collapse followed by the next administration… This is a train which inevitably leads to the complete and total destruction of Israel leading soon to the extinction of the Jewish People relegating them to small communities of a thousand or two of Jews as their remnant. The Arabs desire to do to the Jewish People that which they have done to every other civilization they have met, whittle their numbers down to a point where they no longer are of any consequence and can be ignored and threatened with complete extinction of the remnants within the Muslim world. Such has become the fate of the Yazidis and soon the Kurds, also the Zoroastrians, Berbers, Assyrians, Nubians and potentially the various Europeans should Islam continue to grow and reach the turning point where they launch their conquest of the many European nations. Hamas makes their plans open and simple. It is contrived of two main steps. The first is to eradicate Israel and the Jews within. The second is to eradicate the rest of the Jewish People throughout the world while conquering the world and then working to be rid of Christians and all other religions while forcing Islam on as many as are willing to convert. That is as simple as it gets and has been tried before by the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Nazis, Communists and now it is the Islamist’s turn to go out to conquer the world.

 

The Palestinian Authority, which declared themselves to be the state of Palestine back on January 3, 2013, has a slightly different plan. They will be satisfied if the world forces them to accept the pre-Six Day War lines and from that point their next target will be the Negev and then the Galilee leaving the Israelis only the greater Tel Aviv metro area which they figure with a little assistance from the Arab world can be wiped off the face of the earth before the Israelis can even send up an alarm. They are probably correct and there are those in Europe who would gladly sacrifice all of Israel to the Arabs. The Palestinian Authority leadership also claims that once they have eradicated the Jews from the Middle East, then all will live in harmony and peace because we all know that the Arabs get along so well with one another just as they have in Iraq and Syria for examples. The Islamic empire, be it Arab or Persian, are well on their way to taking control of Western Europe and unless the leaders in Western Europe awaken to their mistaken ways, they will soon be facing Islamic unrest at levels not seen outside of the British Mandate regions in the 1920’s and 1930’s and the Arab riots against the Jews.

 

The four stages of Islamic conquest have been put forth in numerous places and have historic evidence to back their supposition. This is what lies ahead for the Europeans and possibly the American and Canadians should these civilizations not awaken to what is growing within their borders. The good news is that at least Israel is aware of the foul intentions of their neighbors and that any sign of friendship is only due to their needing something after which they will return to plotting the end of the Jewish State. There is no such thing as reaching peace with Islamic entities as their only acceptable terms are complete and total surrender followed by conversion or annihilation of the non-Islamic population. After the entirety of the population has been converted or beheaded, then the purification starts where those suspected converts who are not sufficiently diligent in their practice of Islam will be beheaded as if they were unbelievers all as a message to the others to be more diligent in their adherence to Islam. Then will come the purification of those who worship Islam in a foreign manner. This is where the Shia murder Sunni or the Sunni murder Shia and both murder any other form of Islam until theirs is the only for practiced. From here, there will be other rifts resulting on one side being victorious and the other side killed until eventually one family is what is left. Then intra-family rifts may appear. There are some who claim that Islam will, if permitted to become the sole religion of mankind, purify itself until only one remains because in the end there can be only one. That may be a bit of an exaggeration but we would just as soon not find out.

 

The Arabs are going to be in righteous anger no matter what is done as has been proven on the Gaza border. It has been proven in Iraq, in Syria, and is being proven with the Turkish forces annihilating the Kurds in Syria and probably from there into Iraq. Bashir al-Assad has freely murdered the Palestinian Arabs within his country without one peep of complaint from Fatah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and with the assistance of Hezballah. Iran has murdered many of the Sunni Iraqis and is now assisting in the conquest and slow annihilation of the Kurdish north. There is a direct possibility that Turkey under President Erdogan will result in a war with both Syria and Iraq as he has declared a desire to conquer the lands to include Aleppo, Syria and Mosul, Iraq. Erdogan has also referenced his establishing the reborn Ottoman Caliphate. This is just a small sample of how well the Islamic nations get along and we have yet to mention Yemen, Libya, or Pakistan which all have varying levels of conflicts within their borders. Add to this the visions of empire held by the Ayatollah in Iran who believes that Iran will some day rule all the earth because Shia Islam was promised by Allah that they would be the rulers of the Earth. One has to ask at some point, how many different groups has Allah promised that they will rule the Earth? Is it supposed to be Iran, Turkey, Sunnis, Shias, Saudis, exactly who is it that has the honest and real promise of Allah that they will rule the world? We Jews remember many others who said they would rule the world. Thankfully, we only desire our small little area and will leave the remainder of the world to decide who and how it will be ruled, as long as we can keep our small plot between the Jordan and the Mediterranean. This is all we insist upon and are not even going to demand our old northern border of the Litani River, though that would be considerate (see map below). As becomes obvious, we are not demanding both sides of the Jordan River and the northern border of the Litani River though we do plan, insist even, on retaining the Golan Heights for defensive purposes and to allow our farmers in the Galilee the safety of not being shot by Syria snipers.

 

Modern Israel Borders and Twelve Tribes of Israel

Modern Israel and Twelve Tribes of Israel

 

The Jews in Israel only honestly desire peace. Unfortunately, we have concluded that none of our Arab neighbors will allow us to have peace as long as we insist on ruling ourselves. Since not ruling ourselves and allowing our Arab neighbors to rule us would result in our extinction, which is proven by the world of their leaders, we cannot settle for anything less than defensible borders and as much land as we can properly claim. That amount of land is pictured above. Those borders would permit for our defense, give Israel the military depth, and well defensible borders such that we would be able to prevent any offensive launched against us. These are also the borders we were promised by the British Mandate, the League of Nations and the United Nations, though you would be hard pressed to find any evidence of that from the rhetoric coming from most sources. There will never be any agreement reached with any Arab entity, be it Hamas, Fatah, Jordan, Saudi Arabia or any other Arab entity which would permit Israel to exist in peace without having a near continuous threat of annihilation at the slightest sign of weakness on our part. That could be anything from a weak government with a weak Prime Minister to being struck by a serious flu epidemic rendering a good number of our population of fighting age being sidelined with the disease. We would still always face the possible threat by attack with WMD such as the Iranian promise to launch nuclear weapons to destroy us or the promise by Palestinian leader Jibril Rajoub who vowed, “I swear that if we had a nuke, we’d have used it this very morning.” With such an attitude, is there anyone who doubts why we cannot reach an agreement with the likes as these? The only solution is to grant Israel all which is rightfully ours and leave things at that as anything less will simply leave the door open for further demands and conflict. To avoid constant conflict there must be a winner. Given a choice, we choose Israel being that winner if for no other reason; the world would never accept the six million plus Jews who would be left needing a new home to avoid being slaughtered. If this is not true, then please name the nation willing to accept six million plus Jews arriving all at once. Before you name any Western Nations, look to the references of their response to the Shoah, the Holocaust, and how nation after nation including the United States, Canada, Britain and Spain who all closed their borders to the best of their ability preventing the Jews from escaping the Nazis and then you will know that there is not a single nation who would open their borders to allow Jews refuge.

 

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May 17, 2018

How Does Israel Survive the Hatred?

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 1:56 AM
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Oddly enough and contrary to what the media, experts, heads of such international organizations as the United Nations, European Union and all of their related agencies, and so many self-appointed know-it-alls, Israel has nothing to do with the hatred; it is not causing it nor curing it and definitely not bowing to those using it to make demands. The reason the hatred continues with such force and deep-throated volume is because there are so many who run with this hate using it as a weapon with which to destroy Israel. There are even those within Israel itself who fall sway of the demands of those who disguise their desire to destroy Israel behind their false concern for those whose hatreds are so obvious that Israel should properly ignore or even silence them. The ridiculousness of the collusion is that both sides prove their lack of good sense and we have the perfect example with a prediction. During the recent Gazan rioting, the one which the leftist mainstream media portrayed as “peaceful protests by hopeful youth of Gaza,” has created a small problem which the media, European Union, United Nations, related agencies, and the mainstream media will all describe as an Israeli problem which the Israelis must repair immediately and free of charge. You see, in their exuberance and determination to draw the attention of the world, these “peaceful protests by hopeful youth of Gaza” have made a slight mess when running around lighting tires on fire (see top image below), they managed to damage the gas pipe allowing the natural gas to spew forth and then they added to the display by setting it alight (see middle images below). They not only intentionally set the pipeline ablaze, they have burned down a number of offices and necessary structures through which humanitarian aid is delivered into Gaza. They also burned provisions and supplies which had been delivered through Israel as well as destroying the trucks and vehicles used to transport these items (see bottom image below). The rioters burned offices, buildings, and gas tanks, and damaged fences and gates at other crossings as well as faking injuries (see video below) and providing inflated numbers of injured. There is only one reason they have not attempted to provide hugely inflated numbers of dead is because deaths are registered and thus can be verified so in that count they inflate the numbers slightly as the differences can be attributed to errors or lost files but injuries only require the verification of the treating personnel who are paid by Hamas and live within the reach of Hamas with some even sympathizing with Hamas.

 

Arab Rioters Hurling Flaming Tires at Israeli Border Fence from Gaza

Arab Rioters Hurling Flaming Tires at Israeli Border Fence from Gaza

 

 

Gas Pipes Set Ablaze at the Kerem Shalom Gaza Crossing to Israel

Gas Pipes Set Ablaze at the Kerem Shalom Gaza Crossing to Israel

 

 

Rioters Ignite Provisions, Trailers, Electrical Infrastructure, Conveyor Belt used to Transferred Goods into Gaza

Rioters Ignite Provisions, Trailers, Electrical Infrastructure, Conveyor Belt used to Transferred Goods into Gaza

 

 

 

There have been planned riots on the Temple Mount because of the simple reality, that the Jordanian controlled Waqf, which was permitted permission to control the Islamic holy sites on the Temple Mount and have expanded their control to the entirety due to lack of push back by Israel, forces Israeli security to assist them in forcing the Jews from the Temple Mount instead of confronting the Muslim rioters. They use this to deny Israelis from ascending to the Temple Mount during major Jewish holidays by rioting which they start a week before the holidays and escalate the confrontation until the authorities simply ban Jews from ascending the Temple Mount at all. They continue these disruptions until days after the holiday assuring denying the Jews access to their own holy sites. They often use these riots for over a month around the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh HaShana (Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement) and through Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) as they run in close proximity (dates in 2018 are Sep 10, Sep 19 and Sep 24 through 30). This kind of reactions need be discarded as the preferred means of addressing these provocations. Israel is facing organized violence to deny Judaism and the Jews from observing simple rights which the rest of the world take for granted. Despite knowing what the objective the Arab violence targets, much of the world continues to demand that Israel bend to the will of the perpetrators of violence against her.

 

So, how does Israel survive the hatred coming from so many directions? The answer is simple to see, easy to understand but difficult to enact when the world pressures Israel so universally and with such spitefulness. Israel must change directions by a full hundred-eighty-degrees turnabout. The time has come for Israel to become assertive and protective of the rights of the Jews despite the distress which will be expressed by many around the world. The world will need to realize that the Jews are no longer their property to order around and deny even the most basic rights generously provided all other religions and peoples. When Arabs riot on the Temple Mount intending to prevent Jews from exercising the basic right of visiting their holy sites, especially during the holiest of holidays and celebrations, Israel must insist that the rioters be removed and prevented from returning if their intent is to cause problems. Israel is a democratic nation recognizing the rights of every religion and people to live according to basic human rights. Whenever anyone attempts to disturb and disrupt such rights of any Israelis, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze, Bahá’í, Hindus and any other faiths or peoples, Israel must make protecting the exercising of these rights above the use of violence to prevent such. That is for every religion and that includes the Jewish people and their faith. We are not suggesting that Jews be granted special rights, just equal rights. The attempts by some Arabs to deny the Jews their basic rights cannot be accepted if anyone is to have such rights. The old saying, “What starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews,” is valid and will be the result for others should the Jews be denied the right to fully celebrate their faith.

 

The same must be done concerning the borders of Israel. The recent response to provocations from within Syria perpetrated by the Iranian Quds Force, a special part of the IRGC directed to destroy Israel and conquer Jerusalem, has shown some promise. The Israeli government forcefully stating and enforcing the concept that Israel can and will protect her people and borders from any confrontation which was made quite evident when the Quds force fired a series of rockets towards Israeli territory and Israel responded by targeting their armament stores and launching facilities, including many mobile rocket launchers (see video below), was the king of enforcement of the rights if an independent nation which need be applied uniformly within as well as outside of the borders. By making such strict abidance to the law and protection of everybody’s rights from Muslims to Christians to Jews and on to every group regardless of size as standard policy and procedure, Israel will establish order and remove a major cause and reason behind Muslims rioting. The idea is a simple concept, remove the desired result from an undesirable activity and that activity will wane and disappear.

 

 

 

Another problem which is hate-filled has been the activities by the Gazans under the leadership and guidance of both Hamas and Islamic Jihad plus the activities supported by the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and PLO out of areas of the Shomron. These hate-filled activities include rioting, firebombings, destruction of border crossing, damaging border enforcement equipment such as fencing and cameras, stabbings, shootings, vehicular rammings and other terror related actions and operations. Further is the Arab leadership continued payments of terrorists and their families proportional to the number of Israelis murdered and length of prison terms must be brought to an end by all means at the disposal of the Israeli government. This should include financial embargo taking all efforts to withhold all payments for which Israel has control and working to have foreign finances decreased by the amount of these payments in order to dissuade the Arab Palestinian governance from continuing such rewards. The “pay for slay” system must be brought down. Should the Arab Palestinian governance continue with such attempts to destroy Israel, then Israel need consider removing the leadership and returning them into exile as they were before the failed Oslo Accords brought their return. Such a move could permit elections for the first time since 2005 after which Abbas suspended elections blaming Israel every time the subject arose. Israel has no say in whether the Palestinian authority holds elections but Abbas does and he knows he would lose his position and he likes the corrupt system he heads as it rewards him financially. The kleptocracy run by Abbas in the Arab ruled areas of the Shomron and by Hamas in Gaza is what is causing so much suffering of the Arab people under their control. Israel should end this and the world should back such a move.

 

Why does the world continue to support the dictatorial actions of Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leadership? That is an easy question to answer, they promise to destroy Israel just as many European leaders desire. This is why the European Union and many European leaders exploded with anger to President Trump cutting aid money to the Palestinian Authority and to UNRWA exposing their violations of agreements and refusal to support peace efforts while educating their children with anti-Semitic educational material and training them to continue the war to destroy Israel. There has been some movement away from supporting the illicit governance which not only threatens Israel but steals funds and freedoms from their own people and has insisted that the only peace they will accept is the same demand made since 1948, the removal of any form of self-rule for the Jews and placing their lives in the hands of their Arab betters. The entire negotiations from Yasser Arafat through to today has been the continuation of the Arab League insistence since the San Remo conference set up the provisions for the establishment of a Jewish State in 1922, their demand has been that the Jews have no right to any land in the Middle East because there has never been a Jewish State in the Middle East since the beginning of time. What the world need understand is that time began when Mohammad received his visions in Mecca in 610 A.D. and nothing before that ever really existed. Further, there is but one truth in the world and that is the Quran, according to the Arab League and the Arab Palestinian leadership. To them the Jews all came from Europe, Russia and the United States, even the ones evicted from the Arab states across the Middle East and North Africa. It is interesting that Arab States evicted Jews who went to Israel and once there, according to the Arabs, became Europeans. Now that is some interesting magic. The other concept the Arabs believe will allow them victory is that they are a desert people with patience to out-wait the Jews. There is a problem with their premise, the Jews are also a desert people and one which waited over two-thousand years to return and rule their homelands once again. So they will outwait the Jews, very interesting, as the Jews have proven to be the most stubborn and patient of people who have ever existed. Israel does need to lose a little of our desert patience and begin to use forces at her disposal and end the farce that is the Arab war on Israel.

 

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May 14, 2018

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem is the Heart of Israel

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Sunday was Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day. This is the day on the Hebrew calendar when during the Six Day War that the IDF liberated the Temple Mount, the Old City and all of Jerusalem. For Israelis, this is a special day for a number of reasons. One thing is that the Six Day War was a war brought upon Israel because Gamal Abdel Nasser wanted to be the Arab leader who destroyed the Zionist Entity. There is one thing people need to know, in much of the Arab World they do not recognize the existence of Israel. They call Israel the Zionist Entity and believe it is a temporary contrivance placed there by Western powers to destroy their world. This is why the Arab World refuses to recognize Israel yet they are sworn to destroy the Zionist Entity. But Israel continues to live each day with much the same aspirations as any other people the globe over. We hope to be with loved ones, see friends, work if we have jobs or simply enjoy retirement if one is so fortunate. This Sunday was still a little special and there were celebrations and we had longer and more intensive services including reading Hallel as a sign of our joy and happiness for this day and the celebration of Yom Yerushalayim. The best example often comes from the students and others dancing at the Kotel, the Western Wall (video from last year below). That is what happens when we celebrate here in Israel, the young dance and the rest take energy from their exuberance. We dance in groups and sing in groups as one of the most important items in our lives is family and community, which for Jews are one and the same.

 

 

Then there were the youths who on the Temple Mount attempted to raise an Israeli flag. The authorities prevented this and removed those responsible. This led to other students breaking into song. What could be wrong with a little celebratory singing on Yom Yerushalayim? Is not singing one kind of universal celebratory action which is supposed to be almost contagious? Well, apparently Jewish youths singing is not appreciated on the Temple Mount and the Muslims started to riot. The news that Jews had the audacity to sing on the Temple Mount spread and the riot grew in intensity causing the authorities to make the usual action to calm the situation, they removed all Jews from the Temple Mount (see video below). This is unfortunately the way the authorities always react, if the Arabs riots, then the Jews are forced off the Temple Mount. If the Arabs continue to riot for more than one day, then the Temple Mount is closed to Jews until the Arabs get tired of rioting every day. This is the reason why the Arabs will often riot on the weeks leading up to major Jewish holidays and continue rioting through the Jewish holidays just to prevent the Jews from entering the Temple Mount on their holy days. There are many who believe that this policy actually encourages Arab rioting. The real problem is that when Israel made peace with Jordan, they permitted the Muslim Waqf to continue to govern the Muslim sites on the Temple Mount. The Waqf is under Jordanian rule and they have slowly over time expanded their definition of what exactly are the Muslim sites on the Temple Mount. Now they not only include the Dome of the Rock and al-Aksa Mosque but now they have included the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and have now declared every millimeter of ground of the Temple Mount as Islamic holy soil, which is why Jews singing is considered an insult.

 

 

 

 

There have been attempts by Arabs to expand the Islamic area beyond the Temple Mount to include the Western Wall and the plaza where Jews pray and where the students danced this Yom Yerushalayim (see set of images below). The Arabs believe that actually all of Jerusalem is supposed to belong to them as well as all the land which is recognized by the rest of the world as Israel. The Jews, according to the Muslim belief, have no right to self-governance and must submit to Islamic rule and recognize Islamic superiority. This is why the Arabs riot when Jews appear to be celebrating, as Jews have no right to celebrate either. Jews are supposed to look down and never raise their heads and look a Muslim directly face-to-face. Jews are supposed to be Dhimmi, second-class citizens, and respect their betters and submit to Islam. Islam means Submission when translated directly into English. Islam is also the name of a religion which demands submission by all to come under its rule, as prophesized as a promise from Allah to Muhammad. The Muslims are supposed to conquer the world and then bring all into their religion with those refusing meeting an unfortunate end.

 

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Plaza

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Plaza 

 

 

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Students Close-up

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Students Close-up 

 

 

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Students Oblique View

Yom Yerushalayim Western Wall Students Oblique View

 

This is also some of why the Gaza demonstrations have been challenging to overrun the border fence and swarm into Israel. They have been told that all the land and treasure of the Jews will belong to those Gazans who are able to take back what they believe is rightfully their land. Most of the rioters are well under the age of seventy which is how long Israel has been on the map surviving the 1948 attempted War of Annihilation when six Arab armies invaded Israel on the day of her founding. The Arab forces attempted to annihilate Israel again with the 1967 Six Day War and the 1973 Yom Kippur War and with the terror war which has continued since starting well before Israel became a nation. There were riots, as the British referred to them, throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s on through the founding of Israel leading up to the 1948 war. The belief that any land which ever came under Islamic rule must always remain under Islamic rule is why the Arabs are so incensed over the existence of Israel and why most of the Islamic World refers to Spain and Portugal as Andalusia and claim it will return to Islamic rule. The anger and words of war which accompanied President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was based on the same Islamic insistence on their superiority. Jerusalem could not be called the capital of Israel because within the Arab world there is no Israel. It can be confusing but if you stick with it, eventually it all makes sense, well, except the part where Israel will go away any moment now.

 

As mentioned, the Gaza riots along the border fence have been stated as intending to erase the border and remove the Zionist entity. The Arab rioting on the Temple Mount can be predicted to start whenever Jews are rumored to be praying, singing or even whispering while on the Temple Mount. All of these actions are considered to be an insult to Islam. Many Arabs consider Israel and Zionism to be an insult to Islam. Part of the dangerous problem on the Temple Mount come from the Jordanian Waqf which has expanded Islamic claims and often go along with the rumors that the Jews are attacking the al-Aqsa Mosque, defiling the al-Aqsa Mosque or holding satanic rituals in the al-Aqsa Mosque. This went along with the call for rioting made by Mahmoud Abbas when he blessed the holy blood spilled on the Temple Mount and that they will not permit Jews to defile with filthy feet while claiming even the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as Islamic (see video below). These are glimpses into the Arab cause for insanity over anything which gives the Israelis joy, especially if it involves Jerusalem.

 

 

Today will be the ceremony declaring the United States Embassy open in Jerusalem. The President’s daughter and her husband will be attending. We imagine security in Jerusalem being at a level beyond imagination. They arrived yesterday during celebrations of Yom Yerushalayim (see video of arrival below). They would likely have heard many of the celebratory singing and the ceremony today may simply prolong the celebratory activities. Thanks to President Trump and the opening of the new embassy, perhaps in the future we will just have to celebrate two days of Yom Yerushalayim, just because. After all, we Israelis do like singing and dancing and having one more reason never hurts. What should be more interesting is that tomorrow is what the Arabs call Naqba Day, the day on the Gregorian calendar when Israel was founded. Not to worry, the President’s daughter and husband will either have been safely on their way to Washington D.C. or safely in their hotel or sightseeing with their own security detail and probably an Israeli detail as well.

 

 

This week will go down as definitely a week full of emotions and excitement. Yom Yerushalayim followed by the dedication of the Jerusalem United States Embassy and then the demonstrations by the Arabs for Naqba Day.

 

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