Beyond the Cusp

June 3, 2019

Palestinian Terror Leaders Pose Threat to Trump

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 12:53 AM
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President Trump is allowing the first glimpse of what he has in store economically for the impetus for an Arab-Israeli solution. The one thing we have noted about every slight hint about the Trump plan for an Arab-Israeli solution has had some terminology normally attached to every previous plan noticeably missing. There has been next to no mention of Jerusalem, no hints at borders, not even any call for elections nor any apparent desire to entice the terror masters of the PLO and Hamas, and let us not make any mistakes, we are dealing and have been since the start of the Palestinian Authority with the PLO wearing a mask which has become torn and tattered to the point the PLO has been showing through for quite some time. The final revelation of what was behind the mask was revealed when they began paying openly for terrorists to murder Israelis and rewarding openly all those who had done such. There has been no approaching Mahmoud Abbas or Ramallah or Gaza. It is as if the Trump “Deal of the Century” will be implemented without anything required from the current terror masters who are oppressing their people for their own financial gains. The executing arm of world anti-Semitism which has been supporting the PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and all the other various terror entities are critically invisible in the leaks which have trickled out so tantalizingly slow. What could President Trump have up his sleeve, can he pull it off and will there be a Trump Tower built at the center of his planned megalopolis? This and more will become ever so enticingly anticipated to be part of the result of the upcoming Manama Conference to be hosted by Bahrain to be held on June 25-6, 2019.

 

The “Prosperity for Peace Conference,” as the Manama Conference has been titled, will be attended by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar along with the hosting Bahrain while on the opposite side of this venture, Russia and China have declined attending claiming that they back the Palestinian terrorists demands for Israel’s head. Oh, have we mentioned that Hamas and the PLO are both vehemently opposed to the meeting believing that it is a ruse to undermine their authority and the rights of their people to their promised lands. Saeb Erekat, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s secretary general, argued in The New York Times in his editorial titled “Trump Doesn’t Want Peace. He Wants Palestinian Surrender,” claiming, “There will be no economic prosperity in Palestine without the end of the occupation.” But President Trump appears to be willing to bet that there is an alternative means for a healthy and economically prosperous Palestinian settlement which will relieve Israel of their terror threats and other economic, political and demographic risks. The centerpiece to his plan is the NEOM development and communal project. The plan is to initiate an entire new region investing $500 billion to build and establish the futuristic city in Saudi Arabia with a bridge across the Red Sea into the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt and potentially Africa (see map below). The region is scheduled to include the symbol of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitions for life after oil. It covers an area of 10,000 square miles (25,900 square kilometers) have been allocated for the development of the urban area, which will stretch into Jordan and Egypt. Israel is a mere 8500 square miles (22,072 square kilometers) by comparison. The first phase of the project is set to become known as the NEOM Riviera with high end spas, hotels and other services for the intended resort area. The other projects include futuristic industrial centers, research and development areas and other commercial and industrial parks with residential and other necessities to support the intended population. Previous attempts around the world to construct such developments have by and large been failures.

 

NEOM is the Dream Solution to Arab

NEOM is the Dream Solution to Arab

 

This matches with the hints from about a year ago that a large part of the Trump Middle East peace offer was to be an opportunity for the Palestinian Arabs to relocate to a region with residential construction and a plethora of employment waiting to be filled allowing for their starting their lives anew in an area designed for their ability to succeed. That was met with threats from the PLO, Palestinian Authority and Hamas et al. Mahmoud Abbas and others have stated that the Palestinian Arabs would never surrender their claims to their rightful land from the River to the Sea. To the end, the terror masters only desire is the destruction of Israel no matter the human cost in lost lives of the refugees and those Arabs under their rule. Hamas has turned Gaza into an open-air prison where they refuse to permit their people the right to relocate to another region. The Palestinian Authority, the PLO with a nice tie, is just as adamant that the Arabs under their control would never leave and have no desire to relocate no matter how promising the offers might be. They claim that they desire merely to return to their homes, all of which just happen to be within Israel and, of course, they would never care to live with any Jews allowed in their country, but the world claims Israel, with an Arab population reaching twenty-percent living as equals with the Jews in Israel, are the racists. Can President Trump pull this rabbit out of his hat? That will depend on how he is able to arrange for the Arab Palestinians to be permitted to be freed from the oppressive rule of their two dictatorial regimes, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and the PLO in Judea and Samaria, the Shomron.

 

That is the crucial turning point of President Trump’s gambit for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. How to wrench and ply the Palestinian Arabs out from the controlling arms of those who are willing and have sacrificed the futures and livelihoods of the people in their care under their rule. The Palestinian Authority has taken a drastic step which depicts their lack of concern for their own people as they have ceased allowing Palestinian Arabs to be treated in Israeli hospitals claiming they are sending them to hospitals in Jordan and Egypt, except this is also not being permitted and their people are now going without potentially life saving treatments. This plan, should it ever actually materialize, will hit its major stumbling block when the time comes to transport Palestinian Arabs to this new megalopolis and their potentially new future full of opportunities outside the oppressive control of their current leadership. It is important to remember that Hamas, assisted by Islamic Jihad, rules Gaza by fiat and Hamas chooses their leadership and their government only employs those faithful to Hamas and the terror structure. This includes the teachers in their schools, medical personnel and every other position under government control. The Palestinian Authority, which claims to be a democracy, has not had an election since 2006 as Mahmoud Abbas knows that he would not be reelected and that this fact is so obvious that open elections are impossible in producing with him reelected, thus there will be no elections. Further, Hamas and the PLO are so opposed to one another that there will never be any hope of reconciliation between the two, especially as such would call for elections. Under this scenario, one must ask the question, how does President Trump expect to free the Palestinian Arabs from their leaders who will not even permit them to leave to receive medical treatments. Then there are the “refugees” who are the result of the Arab countries taking the Arabs who followed the Mufti of Jerusalem demanding they leave their homes in 1948 and again in 1967 so the Arab armies could simply destroy everything and everyone they found as they destroyed the Zionist Entity, Israel. When they did not succeed in this effort, they took these Arabs and locked them in camps and have kept them there for generations now. Only a minority percentage of the Arabs placed in these camps were expelled by Israel which was necessitated by a number of Arab communities who sided with the Arabs and were shooting at the Israeli soldiers from behind their lines and thus required being placed on the other side of the war. In total, these Arab refugees number far less than the over eight-hundred-thousand Jews expelled by the Arab world. Still, President Trump is going to have to find some means for extracting those Palestinian Arabs who wish to restart their lives elsewhere out from their regimes’ control. As one of our favorite shows often exclaims, “There’s your problem.”

 

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May 7, 2019

When the World Offers no Solutions

 

Back in the year 2000 the world demanded that Israel surrender the final remainder of the areas liberated when they were captured during the Six Day War in 1967 and defended in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and suffered numerous terror wars ever since. Israel was pressured to allow the Palestinian Authority to have an opportunity completely free of any and all Israeli support or interference and show their ability to form a functional society with a firm economy in Gaza. In 2005 Israel pulled all Israelis out of Gaza including every settler, every last of their dead were reinterred fearing what would happen if their graves were left behind. History has taught that their bodies would be desecrated if not removed and reinterred safely within Israel. Finally, the final steps were performed in early September of 2005 as the IDF closed their bases and after destroying that which could not be transferred, the final IDF forces left handing the keys, so to speak, to Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority. This was the stagnated state that Gaza remained stuck in as there was little or no effort at development or improving the life of the average Gazan and terrorism continued unabated. In 2007 the tipping point was reached and Hamas declared open warfare with the Palestinian Authority. In bloody fighting, Hamas persevered taking over Gaza and have ruled the region as a dictatorial power appointing each leader rewarding those who were the most active in their war to destroy Israel. Hamas allowed for Islamic Jihad to also set up in Gaza as well as to a lesser degree the Islamic State and a collection of other terrorist entities and criminal gangs. Gaza has remained in this hellish state without any attempts to establish any economic engine other than those necessary for their war on Israel and a small sector servicing the terror leaders and their families and the relative few who have gathered great wealth servicing the terror war or operating the black market.

 

The average Gazan has a bleak outlook of the future as the economic structure of Gaza deteriorates with every offensive against Israel. Hamas and Islamic Jihad always set their rocket launchers in neighborhoods other than their own and thus have slowly destroyed much of the Gaza Strip ruining economic opportunities and making more people destitute without any future worth living. It should be no surprise that the majority of Gazans would prefer nothing more than to relocate and live anywhere that life could approach normalcy. There has been a slow and mostly illegal emigration out of Gaza without any program to aid these Palestinian Arabs in setting up a new life. Currently, the majority of electricity in Gaza is provided by Israel. The majority of natural gas comes from Israel. Much if not all of clean water comes from Israel. The Hamas and Islamic Jihad elite make sure that these provisions power their homes and lives to a far larger extent than that provided the remainder of Gazans. This is the sorry excuse for the governance in Gaza and the economic situation which it has degenerated into threatens to make Gaza into merely a terrorist engine. As far as the Hamas rulers of Gaza are concerned, the lack any semblance of an economic engine for the majority of the entire region forcing more and more Gazans into terrorist ranks is great as makes their breeding of future terrorists a far easier endeavor. For Israel, Gaza is a problem with no easy solutions and one obvious one. The unfortunate reality is the world, led by Europe, refuses to even couch the only solution for the people of Gaza, Israel and Egypt, namely for Israel to sponsor an exit strategy for the Gazans who desire starting their lives elsewhere. The European Union demands that Israel deal with Hamas through Egypt or the United Nations making ceasefire after ceasefire which they know Hamas and Islamic Jihad will break within weeks leading to their demand that a new ceasefire be negotiated with Israel being made to pay an ever greater price in blood, the cost of the interceptors and the death and injury of her people along with the lost economic production. Perhaps the time has come to ignore the United Nations, the European Union, foreign governments and every other busybody and do what will serve both Israel and the Gazan people the most favorable results to solve the situation to the satisfaction of all involved who are not involved with terrorism.

 

The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged

The Two Gazas with One Pristine and the Other Ravaged

 

The problem can be permanently resolved but only if the rest of the world simply allow Israel to resolve the challenge in a manner conducive to all involved by removing the terrorist governance and reintegrate the region under Israeli control. The first stage would come in response to the upcoming rocket barrage from either Hamas, Islamic Jihad or whatever Gazan terror outfit which decides to restart hostile action. Israel should provide the United Nations, European Union and the rest of the notable busybodies that the next failure to keep peace in Gaza will result in Israel retaking Gaza as was presumed to be what would be the result of any failure of the Palestinian Authority. As the Palestinian Authority lost control in 2007, Israel was supposed to retake Gaza immediately after Hamas took control. This was the promise of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and United States President George W. Bush when the Gaza pullout was agreed upon by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Well, when Hamas took over Gaza in a coup in 2007, those American politicians apparently had a very serious case of amnesia and Israel was not provided coverage by the American administration to retake Gaza as they had promised. The rest is, as they say, history. One of the problems is that every rocket which is detected and determined to likely strike an inhabited region, the interceptor launched to destroy each one coasts approximately fifty-thousand-dollars in order to prevent what is likely a fifty to five-hundred-dollar rocket. That is another price which Israel could live without its necessity. Every Israeli saved by the Iron Dome is priceless, but there is still a price attached to every interception. This situation as it currently exists is unsustainable for Israel and even worse for the people of Gaza.

 

The solution is to allow Israel to conquer Gaza removing the terror entities forcing their leadership into exile and starting to undo the ecological and economic disasters which have resulted from their terrorist governance and its complete lack of concern for the people and the ecological situation leading to the Gazan groundwater being unfit to drink. The lives of the average Gazan outside the wealthier strip along the Mediterranean Sea, lives in an ecologic disaster area where when the tires are being burned along the border and the wind changes and blows from out of the east, the air is choking, as already stated, the ground water is undrinkable and the economic opportunities are all but nonexistent outside of joining the terrorist armies. The solution is the same as was applied to Eastern Jerusalem where the Palestinian Arabs are permitted all rights outside of political and even there they are permitted to vote in Jerusalem and neighborhood elections. Their sole restriction is from national elections as this will need to await decisions on providing them with full Israeli citizenship at some distant time. The Gazans can be permitted to have political rights within Gaza and its cities but remain under Israeli security with the IDF being fully operational within Gaza. Gaza would be returned to Israeli rule with their former autonomy reversed as was supposed to occur should the experiment fail, which it did in magnificent fashion. As the Palestinian Authority has failed repeatedly to form a unified governance with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, then it should be the right for Israel to retake control over Gaza replacing their terrorist governance. No nation should or is forced to live with terrorist ruling a region on their borders, let alone a region which technically remains part of Israel legally. Once Israel removes Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the first step would be to offer Gazans with an incentive to relocate in such a manner that nations who desire to provide the Gazans with a place to relocate would receive incentives in proportion to the numbers they allow to relocate within their borders. The incentives will overcome the trepidation for some nations and these relocation incentives will be split between the Gazans and the nations accepting them. Then the rebuilding and cleanup of Gaza can begin. With time Gaza will once again become productive. This is the only means by which Gaza can be made livable for those who remain. Why the United Nations, European Union and so many others wish to force the Gazans to live under such oppressive and unhealthy an environment under terrorist rulers just to impose a constant threat against Israel is beyond disturbing. Such disregard for human life is horrifying and just causing Israel difficulties is not sufficient reason that these people to be left at the mercies of such horrific conditions and it does not serve Israel to permit this situation to fester. The time has come for Israel to exercise its rights under the original agreement reached for the Gaza disengagement and reestablish her rule over the region. And if such works in Gaza, then next it should be applied to the Palestinian Authority regions in the Shomron where there already is some level of such cooperation. The Palestinian Arabs should be permitted to enjoy much the same benefits as Israeli Arabs with the possibility of further political rights over time. Israel needs to do what serves her the best and if such improves the lives of Palestinian Arabs, then all the better.

 

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May 6, 2019

Israel Watching World Reaction to Terror War

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 12:57 AM
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The first thing which must be understood, should Israel wish to conclusively end Hamas and Islamic Jihad, not just their rocket launches, shooting, sniping, launching balloons and kites to spread incendiaries, but end all of it and their ability to even throw a rock at Israel, could be ended. Israel could decide to target the commanders from unit commanders up to Yahya Sinwar and be done with this within a week. Decapitate both terror armies leaving them with absolutely no leadership, political or military, it makes no difference, they just dress up differently so that the Europeans can claim they are dealing with civilized people. None are civilized as their methods prove beyond any doubt. But they know that Israel would never resort to such tactics as it would verily upset the Europeans and the United Nations. They might even be tempted to remove Israel from the United Nations claiming that Israel was no longer welcome at their table. They could ban the Israeli Ambassador from the Cafeteria or take away his executive washroom key or find some other means of showing Israel they were displeased. But it is not their citizens sleeping in bomb shelters nor are they hearing sirens even when they are not sounding because their citizens have nerves on a rough edge. Their societies do not have to adapt each month to the latest forms of terrorist attacks. What will it be this month, rocks the size of cantaloupes thrown through car windshields, Molotov cocktails at busses thrown in groups of twenty to fifty engulfing the bus with fire, cars or trucks speeding through crowds or bus stops or down sidewalks, drive-by shootings, knifings or possibly a mass assault on the Western Wall? Their citizens are not facing such a wide range of attacks, but be assured that if it works in Israel, then it will be spread around the world over time. These tactics will never just end with Israel unless the world allows Israel to put down such terrorists. Such a world would provide the sign necessary to bring terrorism worldwide to an abrupt end. It would be that simply, allow Israel to prove terror cannot work and will bring only death and not allow the massing of money as the terror leaders now do living on the backs of their people and living it large.

 

Were the world to be serious about ending terrorism, then we would see such in their reactions to the attacks on Israel. If you are going to fight terrorism, then it starts in Jerusalem and Gaza and the Shomron and in Israel where its deepest roots are planted. The world cannot hope to end terrorism and to continue to allow huge amounts of aid monies to go to the terror masters in Gaza and the Shomron, beyond the Golan and the Blue Line, and from here to the world backed by the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, Islamic State in Nigeria, across the Africa Transition Zone and in the Sinai Peninsula. The same terror that strikes Sri Lanka, Melbourne in Australia, Coptic Christian monastery in Egypt, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the Jordanian town of Fuheis, and we could go through the entirety of this list and bore every reader to tears, so instead that link. Terrorism is a disease on society and the tool of evil. Terrorism makes no difference between military and civilian and when the terrorist does differentiate between military and civilian, they will more often target civilian over military. Should the world allow terrorism to defeat Israel or make Israel uninhabitable, then the forebearers of terror will set out to do the same to the rest of the world. Each time that terrorists attack, the world is dealt a test of their fortitude and resolve. Will they simply turn their heads away and pretend that nothing of questionable origins actually happened? That is the reaction which we witness more often than actually addressing the situation and admitting that the world has a problem. The world leadership at least is consistent, they demand that Israel not take actions against terror and they ignore terrorism in their own backyards. This head-in-the-sand reaction to terrorism will simply empower the terror masters and postpone taking the required steps potentially making the eventual task of ridding the world of terrorism being put-off until it will have become a far greater effort. The world is critical of Israel reacting to a terror attack by neutralizing the perpetrator claiming that such should never be the reaction and that the terrorists should be negotiated with or allowed to escape rather than use force. Force has become taboo as a modern world need not resort to the use of violence, the death penalty or anything which causes a loss of life, well, except terrorism which apparently is permitted provided the chosen target is considered acceptable.

 

Rockets fired into Israel and one anti-missile interceptor launched

Rockets fired into Israel and one anti-missile interceptor launched

 

Terrorism against Israel is not only acceptable but financially rewarded by aid money coming from the United Nations, European Union, European countries, many Arab nations, Iran, numerous terror sponsors and other sources. Nations and both national and international organizations which reward terrorists with financial support are some of the most reprehensible sources of terrorism. The beginning of every terror attack begins with a source of funds. The planners, the political backing, the propaganda, the publicity and political cover all have their required cost. Those who are behind terrorist attacks may be true believers but they still require being financially rewarded. Even the most fanatical cannot survive purely on their hatred, they require food, shelter and financial rewards otherwise they might have to actually work. Getting a real job would take away from their terror organizing time, not to mention that nations involved with the spread of terror tend to have very poor economic conditions and their inattention to the economy breeds terrorists as there is nothing else which pays rewards of a similar nature. This leads to societies where hatred breeds more hatred and violence breeds more violence and there is no end to the spiral. While the people at the bottom end up giving up their lives for a cause which is thrust upon the society by people who not only would never die for that cause, but are becoming wealthy having other people die for their cause. But if the world were to be serious about ending terrorism, they would start by backing Israel doing whatever it takes to end the terrorist forces surrounding her. Such would start with Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the PLO (Palestinian Authority) and Hezballah in Lebanon and allowing Israel to do that which is considered necessary to assure her survival. That is where the problem begins and eventually goes full circle and ends at the same place, the powers that be in the European Union and the United Nations do not desire allowing Israel the right to survive. If the fight to end terrorism starts in Israel, then these people refuse to allow such to start. They claim they will fight terror once Israel has been erased. That is their most grievous mistake as Israel is not going to die which means that they will refuse to fight terrorism and it will be their society which will cease to exist.

 

Israel is where this fight must begin and the rest of the world need take steps to follow in suit to what Israel does to end terror. But if the world continues to handcuff Israel with threats and other demands warning her not to react to her people under attack, or if the world continues to ignore these rockets pouring down in Israel. How is it that over three-hundred rockets were launched into Israel in a single day and it did not make a single American news network? We are willing to bet had Israel sent a three-man team into Gaza to hunt down and destroy rocket launching positions that would have been reported as Israeli forces invade Gaza on missions of destruction. But the world has no difficulty completely ignoring three-hundred rockets launched into Israel. This is the reality which will lead to the destruction of their societies as they will be paralyzed against any terrorist attacks because they refuse to recognize the existence of terrorism as that would also require their recognition that Israel has been subjected to terror and that would allow the Israelis to fight their terror. These political leaders are willing to have their society torn asunder rather than recognize that Israel should be permitted to fight their terrorist problems. This is a sickness and one of the effects of anti-Semitism being behind decisions made at the highest levels. How many people have read about the rocket barrage thrown at Israel over the last two days? If your news sources did not report these events, then you need a better source for news. There can be no worse ignorance than one caused in order to support the destruction of another society. This is the sickness which prevented the News from reporting that Israel faced a terrorist rocket bombardment as these same news sources would jump all over any Israel strong response beyond striking the same targets in Gaza yet again. Israelis are becoming sick and tired of this game and are soon going to demand an end to these attacks, a real end to these attacks. Then it will be interesting to see the response in Europe and the New York Times whose coverage will undoubtedly be Israel destroys Gaza Moon launch facilities and they will expect people to believe them.

 

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