Beyond the Cusp

January 11, 2018

It’s Nothing Personal, We Just Hate You

 

Really, we have nothing against you personally, well, unless you are one of those holy religious types, then yes we do. You see it is just simply by having your kind still around despite all we have attempted to do over the years, well, it’s just not natural. And if it is not natural, then it must be supernatural, and you know what that means. That’s right, it means that your claims about Hashem just might ring true and that is something which bothers us greatly. You see, if what you claim is true and there really is a Supreme Being, Hashem, as you call Him, then the Ten Commandments are valid and truly Divinely given and that scroll of yours, the Torah, is also true and Divinely given. That means that there really exists a standard by which we are supposed to live our lives and that just takes the fun out of life. Add to that the fact that our every step and misstep is watched and kept a record of by which we will be judged, where’s the fun left after that? You all simply demand too much of the rest of us and those of you in Israel just make it all that much worse. Let us explain.

 

You see when you were dispersed throughout our worlds; we could do with you and to you what we pleased because you lacked the will and the numbers to fight back. We could murder you and nothing struck us from out of the heavens, no lightning bolts, no burning hail, nothing. We could steal all your wealth, burn your homes and chase you out of our countries and everything continued without you. We could charge you an extra tax, the Jizyah, force you to walk in the gutter and not contaminate our sidewalks, make you hunch down keeping your heads lower than even our shortest person and deny you any legal rights such that murdering you was no longer a crime. We were free to do anything because our religions which required little of us had replaced yours as the Chosen People; we became the Chosen Ones and you became the cursed, the spawn of Satan. But now you have returned to your ancestral homelands just as prophesized and, according to scholars, you came back exactly as prophesized over two millennia ago. How can we interpret such miracles other than divinely set in stone and executed just as promised by Hashem.

 

As was set out in a recent post, “Ezekiel said the Jews were to be punished for 430 years because they had turned away from Hashem. This was to become the Babylonian exile. The Persians under Cyrus the Great defeated the Babylonians and freed their Jewish captives about 70 years after Judah lost independence to Babylon. This left 360 years which the Jews would require a second exile to fulfill as one must pay Hashem when one strays. In Leviticus 26:18, Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:24 and Leviticus 26:28 the Torah spells things out quite clearly, should the Jews not fully repent their sins they would be punished increased by a factor of seven. Since most of the Jews freed from Babylon decided to live in the Persian society and adopted pagan ways, which is not exactly repenting, their remaining 360 years were multiplied by seven meaning their time in the Diaspora or under foreign occupation became 2,520 years on the original lunar Jewish calendar which translates to 2,484 years. Count from 536 BCE forward 2,484 years and you arrive at 1948.”

 

Further prophesies foretold of the events under which the Jewish State would return. One of the most miraculous was from Isaiah 66:7-8 where it states, “Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children.” Israel did come into being in a single day declared a nation holding her Biblical borders from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, some parts of which were lost yet she survived every attempt to dislodge the Jewish People to this day. That too was the prophesy from Ezekiel 37:1-14 telling of the restoration of the Jewish People using the parable of the Valley of Dry Bones. The prophesy tells of the ingathering of the Jewish People being brought from the four corners and renewed. The prophesy also speaks of taking tribes of Israel (Joseph) and the tribe of Judah and make them one foretelling that the House of Israel will be a united house once more as it is. The verse goes on to say that being observant and true to the Mitzvahs, the Commandments, will be made easy for the people in Israel, something we can attest to as this has been our case as religion has come upon our souls and persons and following the Commandments of Torah have been placed within reach.

 

But these are the exact things which have so frightened so many and within their hearts, a great discomfort lay and for this, they blame the Jews. Blaming the Jews for any discomfort, disease, strife or difficulty had become so second nature that it became second nature, as natural to the non-Jew as breathing. The fact that the Jewish People now have their ancestral lands almost completely returned unto them and they posses a military which is effective so above its level of fighters and equipment that it is sobering and difficult to explain without invoking Hashem. This too has set the gentile, both Christian and Muslim on edge, for if the Jews remain the Chosen People, then what does this do to their claims of replacement of the Jewish People? This sets many on edge, as they must question what this will mean to their faith. But there is a group who are even more perturbed, the secularists and especially the leftist secularists. These individuals and as a group, have replaced the Divine with the mundane, with the government, as the entity which gives life and sustenance to the people. The fact that Hebrew prophesies are being visualized and what was foretold two-thousand to two-thousand-seven-hundred years back have come to pass and not only come to pass but have played out exactly as foretold. They try and explain these phenomena with the directives of the League of Nations and the United Nations but they know that these events come from a far different source. The fact of such frightens them and is shaking the very core of their beliefs. The saddest part is that many of these secularists claim they are practicing Jews but have replaced Torah with leftist propaganda and Marxist principles. These Jews will be lost and never will return without even greater miracles, and we would not rule such out.

 

Still, what is the purpose of the growing anti-Semitism, the growing hatred shown the Jews? This could be the mechanism by which the remnants of Jews will be forced from Europe just as anti-Semitism along with anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism caused the majority of Arab nations to purge their societies of the Jews forcing them into exile. Most of these near one-million Jews resettled in Israel with small percentages making their way to France, Britain, and the United States, most often only if they had relatives who would sponsor them. Lacking such relatives, the vast majorities are now living in Israel and unlike the Arab refugees, these Jews were welcomed and somehow were managed to be interwoven into Israel despite any inconvenience, cost or other difficulties. This could be what will play out with time in Europe as we can already see areas where no Jew dare tread for fear of life within many major European cities. Such areas are more wide spread than are the Muslim communities as things are reaching the point where many Jews if religious must either hide their religiousness when leaving Jewish neighborhoods and traveling into the general public if they wish to avoid conflict.

 

But there is far more resulting from the reestablishment of Israel. Many Europeans, Islamists and, to a lesser extent currently, Americans are raising the specter of anti-Semitism once again. Large sectors of this is well disguised and those coming to hate the Jews claim that it is not the Jews they are against, it is the occupation of the Palestinians. They are not anti-Semitic or even really anti-Israel or anti-Zionist, they are anti-settlers, anti-occupation and pro-Palestinian Arab. They will say that all they want is for the Palestinian Arabs to be given their fair share and the small amounts which they claim. If pressed they will claim that all they desire is for the Palestinian Arabs to be granted their state in 22% of the land. They will often, out of ignorance, add just the West Bank and Gaza. The 22% which Mahmoud Abbas demands is the remaining 22% of the British Mandate which is everything which is not Jordan. He states that the British Mandate must be seen as a whole and complete entity and that the Palestinians are due the 22% of the Mandate west of the Jordan River. This leaves no Israel. Many knowingly agree with this demand realizing it would destroy Israel, something they support. They know that if Israel is destroyed, then there exists no Divine Entity and thus their secular beliefs are validated. This would permit them to return to their lives, as they desire to live them, without any overreaching moral code.

 

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

 

They desire to live as people lived before the Ten Commandments were handed down at Mount Sinai. They desire to live as did the Greeks, Romans, Persians and those ancient idolatrous religions with their pleasure driven societies. The secularists are opposed to the Jews and also to the Christians who they see as simply a different form of Jewish morality. This is evident in the normalization of homosexual relations to the point beyond where even the Greeks and Romans went, considering same-sex marriages. The Greeks and Romans still married women even if just to procreate and had their young boys for lovers. This was what was stated in all too many schoolbooks even in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The legalization of abortion and the permitting such up until the point of birth with some pro-choice students thinking it’ is morally acceptable to kill a child after birth up to the age of five. Many blame these ideal on the reading of modern ethicist falling after their influences with the likes of Peter Singer as part of required reading in many college courses. How such thoughts are much different from the child sacrifices as were offered to Baal by the Babylonians, another of the wonderful societies from antiquity. Such beliefs run so contrary to the teachings in the Torah and throughout the Bible that they only cause more antipathy towards the Jews as the originators of religious morality. The society, in many aspects, just wish to return to some slightly more civilized form of barbarity where personal pleasure and the pursuit of self-gratification are the only real concerns and let the others take care of themselves. The secularist passes off all requirements to care for the indigent, the elderly, the disabled to the government such that they just pay taxes and otherwise need not care about the plights of their brothers and sisters.

 

Ancient Child Sacrificial Ceremony Giving of the First Born or Virgin Child to Ba'al so as to Appease the Wrathful Idol

Ancient Child Sacrificial Ceremony Giving of the First Born or Virgin Child to Ba’al so as to Appease the Wrathful Idol

 

Genesis told mankind that yes indeed, we are our brother’s keeper, and it did not wait that far into the book before making that very point. It was Genesis Chapter 4:9 where it states, “And the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”” Hashem goes on to impress that we are indeed responsible for our brethren, all of them, woman, man, child, any who are distressed are our responsibility. That is a great responsibility which takes great effort; it is far more fun to entertain ourselves with distractions. This too is another chapter for the hatred of the Jews and their return to their ancestral homelands making the existence of the Divine too obvious to ignore. Defeat Israel and the prophesies are broken and thus there is no Divine Entity over all creation. Physics, Chemistry, Cosmology, Mathematics and the rest of the hard sciences prove how everything came into being and they do not find anything miraculous about the universe, do they? Well, perhaps science has mathematically proven the existence of the Divine, of Hashem. For the record, Dr. Gödel put it through his equations:

Ax. 1 {P(φ)∧◻∀x[φ(x)→ψ(x)]} →P(ψ)
Ax. 2 P(¬φ)↔¬P(φ)Th. 1.P(φ)→◊∃x[φ(x)]Df. 1.G(x)⟺∀φ[P(φ)→φ(x)]
Ax. 3 P(G)Th. 2.◊∃xG(x)Df. 2.φ ess x⟺φ(x)∧∀ψ{ψ(x)→◻∀y[φ(y)→ψ(y)]}
Ax. 4 P(φ)→◻P(φ)Th. 3.G(x)→G ess xDf. 3.E(x)⟺∀φ[φ ess x→◻∃yφ(y)]
Ax. 5 P(E)Th. 4.◻∃xG(x)”

Clear-cut as it can be and so easily and obviously, honest, we have no clue what Dr. Gödel was even trying to postulate, let alone know what this means, but it just might make more sense to someone else. For us, the return of the Jewish People and the continued existence of Israel despite all the things throughout the world working to destroy her and the Torah are all we require to believe and worship the Divine, to pray and hope that Hashem will treat us with kindness and a forgiving nature. Meanwhile, even should the entirety of the rest of the world stand against Israel, as long as we have Hashem and the blessings which accompany the country of Israel as a result, we will have little cause to worry. It is only if we have transgressed and acted with willful sinfulness that our need for concern should be awakened. Fortunately, Hashem usually sends at least one strongly felt and impossible to ignore warning, somewhat like a divine shot across the bow like say a large meteor striking within Israel or the Earth opening up and swallowing an entire neighborhood, something minor like such. A kind of repent now message from on high. Otherwise, we may just be going to do fine and live here for what will be nearly an eternity, if not an actual eternity.

 

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December 23, 2016

Jerusalem Challenge for New President Trump

 

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush but not Barack Obama had promised while campaigning to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem, like Donald Trump, but all three were consistent in signing the waiver every six months at the advice and under pressures of their own State Department taking advantage of a compromise between the Administrative wing and Congress which had the waiver placed in the original Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 which was also due to overt State Department pressures intervening in Congressional actions. The one constant has been the State Department insistence that moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem as called for in the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 would result in unrepairable damage to American credibility in the Middle East, troubles with European nations, potential sanction from the United Nations and international ramification unpredictable in their severity and potentials for violence. It is nice to know there are fiction authors working in the State Department who can invent horror stories based on their hatreds for the Jewish State. This is the result of the Arabization of the United States Department of State. This is the Department of State which advised President Truman against voting for statehood for Israel and advised against recognizing Israel or even having an Embassy in Israel then demanding the Embassy be placed in Tel Aviv and never moved to Jerusalem, advised President Eisenhower to press Israel to return all lands gained during the Suez conflict where Israel allied with France and Britain over the theft and nationalizing of the Suez Canal by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1956, advised Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Carter to have Israel return all lands gained from their defensive war against Egypt, Syria and Jordan during the June 1967 Six Day War especially the Sinai Peninsula again until Israel did so on their own when making peace with Egypt. This Egyptian-Israeli peace was almost destroyed by President Carter and the State Department trying to include Israel returning the Golan Heights, Judea, Samaria, Gaza (which Egypt had already denied to have returned) and half of Jerusalem as part of making peace with Egypt. Fortunately Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin stuck to their agreements presenting a unified refusal to the American demands finally forcing President Carter to accept the original agreement reached between the two leaders and give up doing additional damage to Israel because he thought he could force such through pressure and meddling. The State Department has supported every Palestinian claim while condemning Israel regularly in press releases as well as recommendations to Presidents and Congress. Their pressing for never moving the Embassy to Jerusalem is simply another standard of State Department malice towards Israel and her people.

 

President Obama just recently signed yet another six month waiver of moving the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem leaving the funding already allocated in limbo. With a waiver in place, one can expect the State Department to raise a full court press to make the waiver equate to a ban, not something which President Donald Trump can simply cast aside and move ahead with his announced plans to finally recognize the Israeli Capital City of Jerusalem with the jewel of the United States Embassy sitting in the city of King David, the city where King Solomon built his Temple and finally where an American can lead the world by placing their Embassy in Jerusalem at last. President Trump can expect a full court press to prevent his making good on his campaign promise with not only his own State Department but pressures from many heads of state from Europe, the Arab world, Russia and leftists worldwide. There will be demonstrations across Europe and the major cities in the United States and who knows what levels of violence will be wrought against moving the Embassy to Jerusalem and actually recognizing the actual declared capital of Israel since 1950 and the establishment of a secure State of Israel after the new nation surviving eighteen months of genocidal war waged against the nascent nation by more than a half dozen national armies attempts to destroy the nations of a Jewish State in the Middle East. The naming of Jerusalem as the capital city of the Jewish State was not a surprise as Jerusalem was also the capital city in the times of King David and King Solomon and where King Solomon built his Temple and where the Second Temple was built and where, Hashem willing, the final Temple will be erected in our lifetime. Once the United States has moved their Embassy to the city where it belongs, Jerusalem, then the rest of the world will have one less reason for refusing to move their embassies as well.

 

Move American Embassy to Jerusalem

 

The resistance to President Trump moving the Embassy to Jerusalem will be legion. The New York Times will be just the foremost newspaper writing horror stories and editorials denouncing this dangerous and threatening change of policy. Change of policy by doing exactly as Congress demanded with overwhelming majorities over a decade ago and only delayed by the pressures and invented horrors from the State Department and less than confident holders of the highest office in the land, or their animosity whether conscious or subconscious. There will be every form of resistance and roadblocks thrown up by the State Department using everything in their arsenal. There will be the aforementioned demonstrations around much of the world. There will be threats from virtually every Muslim nation on the planet. The European leftist leaders will go positively apoplectic with many having seizures and possibly entering comas as the actual move approaches. There may even be some military ranking officers protesting that such a move endangers American forces in many parts of the world. Our advice would be to pull such troops from supporting whomever or whatever they are supporting unless it is a vital American interest, and for those troops, send copious reinforcements. Perhaps the best plan would be to make careful and behind the scenes verifications of the American Consulate building as to its viability to be used as the Embassy for an interim period while a new building, if required, is constructed. This may require moving the consulate personnel to Tel Aviv and allowing them to use the old Embassy building as the Tel Aviv Consulate of the United States. This will cause some interruption in the use of the Jerusalem Consulate for the United States as the unofficial de-facto Embassy to the Palestinians as it has been utilized for the past decade or so. This was evident in what has been declared as Israeli settlers attacking American consulate personnel and their convoy. The attack was in response to an attempt set up by consulate officials with Palestinian instigators attempting to force entrance to settlement without identifying as American personnel. When challenged, some of the consulate officials drew weapons and as they left their vehicles had stones thrown at them. This was used by a vast array and the State Department to crucify Israel and the settlers. The American consulate in Jerusalem has become a tool in many cases for the war against Israeli possession of any lands beyond the Green Line and a cog in State Department attacks on Israeli policies including the annexation of East Jerusalem. The State Department will also not enjoy losing what has become their advance base against Israeli settling in East Jerusalem.

 

The world reaction aside, the State Department aside, even congressional resistance and newfound regret over their actions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 as Israel over the last decade has become a partisan issue with the political left abandoning support for Israel as they find it just a little too Jewish. This leftist turning against Israel also includes, we are sad to admit, Jews who find they are more attached to the Democrat Party than to Israel. So much for the claim that Jews care more for Israel than anything else, though we do not expect that when push comes to shove that even the most leftist Jews who have stood publically against Israel will not be included in the charge of traitors to the nation and standing accused of being agents for the Jewish State as some things never change. The leftists will welcome the leftist Jews when protesting Israel and will round them up with the rest of the Jews should that eventuality ever come. Proof was that the Jews were represented higher than any other groups in fighting for Germany in World War I yet Nazis would accuse Jews of stealing the medals they had won fighting for Germany as they knew as fact that no Jew fought for Germany as they were Jews, were they not? As stated; some things never change. Trump will face more pressure against plans to move the Embassy to Jerusalem than he will over even drilling in the arctic or fracking or virtually, if not every, other issue. This would appear ridiculous on the face of it, but mark our warnings, this will be the greatest hurdle an early Presidency of Donald Trump will face and the resistance will come from every direction with some coming out of the woodwork in the most unexpected of areas. We will even go out on a limb and predict there will be Jewish groups who will protest moving the United States Embassy to Jerusalem. You probably want names now, well, OK. We can predict that a group called Rabbis for Peace, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, J-Street and numerous Israeli NGOs such as B’Tselem and their friends. We hope that a President Donald Trump will make good on his promise which all initial signs indicate he likely will and we hope that the Israeli government offers all the support to help steel him for the arduous fight which will ensue. We pray he will not become simply the next President to promise Jerusalem her rightful respect and then sign papers denying her those honors just as others have done, too many others from both parties. Then again, Donald Trump promised to be a different kind of President, one who is his own man owing nothing to the political powers that press their influence too often to the people’s and the nation’s detriment. Please make that promise a reality.

 

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October 4, 2016

White House Correction Tells the Tale

 

President Obama spoke in glowing tribute for Simone Peres and his efforts for peace and how his message resonates in the world and lamented its failure in the Middle East. The White House released a transcript of the President’s wonderful tribute except they apparently made one single and glaring error, they corrected the media release thus revealing the ugly truth of the aftereffects of the Oslo Accords and how the world has taken one man’s glorious dream and bludgeoned the nations that Simon Peres loved as much as life itself, a fact which must never be forgotten. The White House official media release told the truth initially that President Obama had delivered this address in Jerusalem, Israel. By anybody’s map this is true as the cemetery is located in West Jerusalem in an area within the 1949 Armistice Lines, the Green Line, the 1967 Lines (border) or whatever terminology one desires to use except if one believes that Jerusalem should be as initially denoted in General Assembly Resolution 181 which was rejected by the Arab League and thus made void, so void as if it had never been imagined and pronounced stillborn never to rise like the Phoenix from the ashes of that burning hot rejection which was punctuated when the half dozen plus Arab armies launched their genocidal intended war on the nation of Israel within hours of her birth.

 

Two Capital Cities Washington and Jerusalem

Two Capital Cities Washington and Jerusalem

 

Even Simon Peres would never, even in his most delirious moments, have ever stood for the surrender of West Jerusalem even if he favored sharing, sharing being the pivotal word, Jerusalem as the Capital City of Israel and any Arab Palestinian entity. Only in that defamatory document was Jerusalem anything other than the Capital of Israel in some form or another. The United Nations was the originator of the concept of a Jerusalem as an international city not belonging to any nation but to all people of the Earth and protected by the mere declaration and words of the United Nations General Assembly. Would anybody believe that the Arab League or the Palestinian terror entities would leave well enough alone and agree to share the holiest of cities in all Jewish history, the center of Christianity and a once conquered and ignored as a backwater wasted land with horrific weather left meaningless until it regained the hope of returning as the Capital City of the Jewish State, Israel, and of the Jewish faith foremost in the hearts of all Jews as retold for near endless generations in songs and prayers? Just as Constantinople had to be felled and brought into Islam ending the Byzantine or Holy Roman Empire; or how they call for the conquest of Rome and the return of Islamic domination over Vatican City (many in Islam believe the world was created for them by Allah and no others have rights to any of the world and those parts not a part of Islam must be conquered and “returned” to Islam) and Paris and London and New York, and San Francisco and Washington D.C. and anywhere else one cares to name.

 

But the reality one will be told of Simon Peres and his quest, noble as it was in the eyes of the Western World leftists, to find the means and path to peace between the Arab world and Israel will be the fancy making of good fiction. Simon Peres was the last of the so-called founding fathers of Israel and assisted in the building of the modern IDF and modern IAF building it from French Mirage jets. He was one of the principles who pushed for the Dimona reactor and all that implies and produced (not an admission of anything beyond nuclear physics research). Truth be told, Simon Peres lived two very different lives tied together by his love of Israel and her holy city and Capital, Jerusalem. He saw and made real the necessary military strength and power of Israel and also knew that Israel also required peace as the standing ready for war as the neighboring belligerents being sworn and dedicated to the destruction of Israel left her no other choice. Simon Peres saw the truth and dreamed of peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors and that dream carried his soul on the second path of his life and in that dream he did not fail but the world failed him as they backed those who would make a mockery of his dream and thus of Simon Peres as well. The murder and twisting of Simon Peres and the peace he was brave and bold enough to dream and the backing of a world ready to destroy Simon Peres’s first and foremost dream, one of Israel living in peace and being a Light Unto the Nations making discoveries and designing methods of agriculture and medicine, in physics, chemistry, mathematics and the other sciences all given to the world freely for the betterment of all mankind in the name of Hashem.

 

That peace was not made reflected no shame or disgrace upon Simon Peres but the abuse of his words, dreams and efforts to drag down Israel and bludgeon the Jewish homeland brings shame on those who performed such atrocities. Simon Peres was a noble man with a dream equal of all the praises spoken by the numerous world leaders just this past week are more than mere words; they are a tribute to his dream and cast shame on those who misused his driving passion as their bludgeon in an attempt for the Europeans to correct what they believe was their error in allowing the Jews to be as other people with their own nation. This destructive use of Simon Peres and his dreams for peace had given the exact result one might expect when one arms and backs one side while demanding the other give concessions after concession while expecting nothing and ignoring every transgression of the other side, the complete wrath of failure, death and destruction which we see sweeping the Middle East. The only thing keeping Israel from becoming the next Syria is the simple resolution of the Israelis to enforce order and restore their homeland in the lands promised by International Law as described in the San Remo Conference and the Treaty of Sèvres all formalized by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter.

 

But if there is one thing Jews have learned in our long history, things change and when they do, we usually have to rely on our only true weapon, Hashem and the Love given to all Humankind in measure with how they treat the Jews. There are rumors as reported in the below video and this article that President Obama is believing he will be able to pacify the Nobel Committee by forcing a settlement through the United Nations Security Council upon Israel gifting all lands which were occupied by Jordan to the Arab Palestinian Authority which was formed out of the remnants of the PLO, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a group formed in 1964 to liberate the lands of Israel well before the Six Day War of June 1967 while Jordan still occupied what they called the West Bank. The PLO had no qualms over the Jordanian occupation of the lands which became the lands beyond the 1967 lands which were drawn in 1949 as the Armistice between Israel and the Arab League and all its nations and represented the front lines of the war started by the Arab world against Israel the first day of her existence on May 15, 1948 as they intended to commit another genocide on the Jews. The PLO was also dedicated to the extermination of the Jews of Israel while the Hamas terror group has grander designs, they also want to murder every Jew in Israel and then the rest of the world while they conquer the world for Allah as the Quran has promised. President Obama likely is capable of pressing the United Nations Security Council making it illegal for a Jew to live beyond the 1967 Lines, the 1949 Armistice Lines and even possibly getting it as a Chapter VII enforceable by military action rather than a mere Chapter VI enforceable by hard pressed words and long speeches. Such an item would not be legally binding on the United States without ratification by both houses of Congress. Yes, the United Nations would vote in the Security Council but it would never make ratification through Congress which would nullify any United States participation in its enforcement and, were it against any nation other than Israel, would nullify the entire motion as it would not have been legally presented. We will see and even the will of the American people would likely not prevent President Obama seeking his legacy in such a deceitful manner, but why should this be different. He passed the Iran deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA) as necessitating an override of a veto as he claimed it was simply a Presidential agreement and not a treaty and when Congress passed legislation demanding it not be agreed upon he vetoed the bill thus turning the ratification process on its head. He passed his signature legislation of Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act PPACA) through a Congress heavily Democratic without a single Republican vote and in an imperfect form as had the House of Representatives modified the Senate Bill by a single world or punctuation mark it would have returned to the Senate where the late Senator Kennedy was replaced by Senator Scott Brown, a Republican elected by the people of Massachusetts in order to block Obamacare from becoming law. This would be nothing even remotely close for President Obama and he would likely claim he was realizing the dreams of Simone Peres, not even close to the truth.

 

 

 

Simon Peres will be judged by history but not at this time. He will be judged in the future when the heat of the present no longer blurs objectivity. There were two Simone Peres personas, or at least that has been the theme of many an editorial and attempt at explaining this complex and sometimes controversial man. No matter what one’s views, Peres was a giant in everything he did and his story will be just as controversial as were his politics. He remains the indispensable man in all which he was involved. His legacy will be that of a man who lived as a dreamer and who loved Israel above all else. He saw an Israel at peace with its neighbors but did not live to see that dream come to fruition. As in all he attempted, he gave that peace all he had. He gave Israel all he had. Simon Peres never gave up in all he pursued and Israel is all the better for his efforts and owes the man its undying respect. Simon Peres, may that peace you so desperately desired come and come quietly and settle permanently over these lands and may you see this peace from the next world and smile one lasting smile. Where peace is what we owe the memory of Simon Peres, a whole Israel is also a fitting tribute we can give to Simon Peres as this was his first and primary goal in life.

 

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