Beyond the Cusp

January 21, 2018

The Gaza Proof on Palestinian Problem

 

People who have for years heard about the plight of the poor Palestinian Arabs under the harsh yoke of Israeli (Jew) oppression in propaganda paid for by leftists and Arab nations and groups. Billions upon billions of dollar and Euros have been spent on these campaigns. There have been further investments in the Palestinian Arabs with billion of dollars from the United States and billion of Euros from the European Union (EU) and its member nations a well as a good amount of funding from Arab nations and non EU European nations. Much, if not most of the money has gone for terrorism. Of the remaining funds, the vast majority of these presumably go for public works projects of which Mahmoud Abbas’s sons own the companies who supposedly do the work. Often the work is signed off as completed when in reality nothing was performed. The remainder is used for actual benefit of the Arabs. The Palestinian Authority (PA) uses their heavy financing for bribing cooperation from Hamas who are less well financed as the United States and the EU recognize their terrorist agenda. Still, the Hamas terrorist ruling dictatorial regime has found ways of regularly playing hard to get followed by relaxing their demands once the “desperate to unify with Gaza” Palestinian Authority offers sufficient support. We recently witnessed another fake reunion brokered by Egypt which, as expected by many who follow these events, has already began to crumble and will be dust blown into the crevasses of history soon to be forgotten. Now that Hamas has received the cash, they could stop the pretenses and soon what had appeared to be mended splits in their relationship returned to tearing the two apart. Unfortunately, all of the Hamas outstanding bills are paid and there is a terror organization on the Israeli border flush with cash and this means rockets returning to the border areas aimed at Israeli civilians. And there is the lesson of Gaza and the proof of what another Palestinian Arab state would be like.

 

Polls taken in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) of the PA Arabs on what governance they would desire and overwhelmingly they choose Hamas over the Mahmoud Abbas Kleptocracy. This was the exact situation when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President George W. Bush came up with the perfect way to prove exactly how civilized and ready to have a normative democratic state under the rule of law willing to live peacefully side-by-side with Israel. They pressed Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon until he gave in and allowed the PA to rule Gaza so they could prove their competence and desire to coexist peacefully, possibly even cooperatively. The Arabs of Gaza proved what many Israelis knew, they do not want a state, they want Israel destroyed and the Jews murdered. Within two and a half years, Hamas had stirred a popular uprising and taken control of Gaza throwing most of the PA officers and near all their security officers from Gaza and, as happens with every coup, more than a few PA officials and supporters were purged from our Earth. The periodic wars with Israel initiated by Hamas rocket fire into Israel reaching levels unacceptable and the terror tunnels and everything else that goes along with a governance set very few things, terrorism, destroying the state of Israel, murdering every Jew on the planet and self-enrichment. Much of this is included in the Hamas Charter and as such is not a secret. The Arabs living under PA rule poll similarly to the polls taken in Gaza around 2002. Should Mahmoud Abbas and the PA be granted their own state it would result in the same result with one exception, Israel could not survive an intense rocket barrage from the Judean heights which overlook Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, Ariel and the bulk of Israeli population and industrial and power production. Israel is merely nine miles wide at these points.

 

Nine Mile Wide Israeli Waist

Nine Mile Wide Israeli Waist

 

Let us discuss the eleven-year history between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the actual reasons the media gave insufficient and inadequate coverage and where they concentrated their animus every action taken by Israel. Let us play a game called what if you lived there, what would your nation do. The there we are asking about could be south of the Falafel Restaurant on Hertzl St, in Hofit, Israel a short distance west of the northwestern end of Gaza. Let us take the first two months which eventually lead to an Israeli incursion and then we will discuss the after incursion events and why they could make Israeli leaders in a democracy wary of resorting to an intervention. The first week of this two-month period was not too abnormal for you and your friends in your neighborhood as the usual one rocket a month struck just south of town. The difference was that near every community was hit with a rocket, or at least another twenty or so. The next week is much the same, except that this has doubled the number of rockets you receive each month, but this week there were thirty other rockets. When a rocket lands in the center of town the next week, no fatalities and only a few people treated for shock and damage to a parking lot; you are too busy thanking Hashem that nobody was actually hurt. This time, escaping your knowledge as you were avoiding the news, over one-hundred rockets were fired into communities surrounding Gaza, mostly the northern half. By this time, many mayors and town councils are petitioning the government in writing and even in person from the larger communities such as Sderot where there was a concentration of rockets fired this week, a full one fourth landed within their area. So, with such a provocation your country would have responded with more than simple words. Thusfar, the only reaction from then Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has been to address the media that his office is handling this as best is possible considering the situation. This was supposed to calm the population and it does, at least where the rockets are not falling.

 

Week three is much as was week two and the same for week four except there were twice as many total rockets. The new month, a five-week month even, and now two hundred rockets fall each day resulting in protestations from the government and finally direct contact and demands from Jerusalem to the Hamas Gaza government. The result, Hamas took the warnings well and again doubled the numbers of rockets and now over a half-dozen are falling in your general area. Week six and another doubling then week seven it doubles again then week eight and there are over two-hundred rockets fired from Gaza into Israel with a couple of dozen longer range rockets hitting Ashkelon and Ashdod. The warnings coming from Jerusalem have become terse and border threatening. Week nine and there are over a thousand rockets a day and some are striking the southern parts of Tel Aviv and the entire Tel Aviv population is up in arms. Tel Aviv can mean all the difference in an election and when they scream the government listens. Finally, the IDF is given orders to end the rocket fire from out of Gaza. This let loose the hounds on both sides and the number of rockets coming out of Gaza seem to multiple as they use up their entire stockpile of short-range rockets which means your town is next to uncountable and much of the population has left to live with relatives and citizens in northern Israel are opening their homes to any from around Gaza or wherever the rockets strike so they can both be and feel safe.

 

How many rockets would other nations tolerate before retaliating and ending the danger to its citizens? Let us see what we might guess might be the response. Mongolia fires five rockets into Russia and we would guess half of Mongolia would be wastelands under Russian military rule and the Mongolian government and military leadership stood against walls and shot. Mongolia decided it is time to target China as it has been a few centuries and the end result would be much the same as Russia except more violent. What if in a foolish rage, Mexico fired seven rockets into Texas? This might be one time that the country would not have an opportunity to act; Texas might take care of Mexico all by themselves. Pick a nation and the story would be much the same. Even South Korea acts against North Korea when fired upon unless the United States intervenes. What happened when the Iranian backed Houthis fired one missile at Riyadh, the Saudis launched a full-on air assault on the missile’s launch location immediately afterwards. There is not a single nation with military capabilities which would not respond when hundreds of missiles are launched into their territory daily with the singular exception of Israel. This is due to the singular fact that the Israelis know that one of Hamas’s main tactics is to launch from heavily populated areas, hide behind civilians and do all they can to maximize civilian casualties. Israel actually takes the civilian casualties of the civilians in Gaza into account as well as the Israelis. For the sake of the people of Gaza that the Israelis do not simply attack at the first rocket as Hamas fires at least one and sometimes as many as five to ten each month when they have sufficient stores.

 

So, now that we imagined that possibility and you realize that Israel takes weeks of provocation, let us discuss what the media sells the world, even some of the Israeli media as we have extreme left leaning reporters and editorialists here just as left as the NYT. When the first sortie is flown by the Israeli Air Force (AIF) the media lights up with headlines about Israel bombs Gaza and not until the, most often, next to the last or there abouts paragraph do you read that it was in response to Hamas rocket fire into Israel. They always say Hamas rocket fire so that it sounds like Hamas fired one rocket and Israel bombed twenty locations. Eventually, in the reporting over the next few days, once the average reader is tired of reading the same story day-in and day-out, the media will finally tell that Israel faced two months of ever increasing rockets fired into their civilian areas and once they hit Tel Aviv Israel reacted. Afterwards, when reporting on such events the media returns to the singular use of rocket and always second so it sounds as if Hamas fired in defense, not Israel. These incursions are as short as feasible as Israel tries not to maximize the damage done. The bombings by the IAF are military types of targets. When you read that Israel bombed a blacksmith shop and the owner cries, “about why did they bomb my store, now I and my family will go hunger,” know that he was making rocket parts for Hamas. This even goes for when Israel attacks schools, something done with IDF ground forces so as to minimize damage, it is because it is also being used as a weapons storage as the UNWRA supervisor admitted. Israel attempts to minimize civilian casualties but Hamas desires maximizing civilian casualties even to the point of disarming terrorists who died in battle and then taking pictures of what is claimed to be a slaughtered civilian as their fighters wear exactly the same clothing as the civilians. Hamas leaders take pride that their children, women and elderly are used as human shields openly declaring, as in the video below, “Saying to the Zionist enemy: ‘We desire death like you desire life.’” Their children are taught this in their schools and in the UNWRA schools as well as being taught a poisonous hatred for Jews particularly and all those who do not follow Islam.

 

 

The Middle East is the most anti-Semitic region on earth; further 93% of Palestinians are holding anti-Semitic beliefs, most a pure and unadulterated hatred. As stated above, the anti-Semitic propaganda is taught as curriculum in their schools, preached in their Mosques and ubiquitous in their society with those unwilling to die when called for immediately murdered in front of everyone else as an example. This teaching of hatred and genocide against the Jews is not limited to Gaza, the Arabs residing in the PA ruled lands hear the same from their teachers and Imams as witnessed in the video below. Should the Arabs currently residing in the areas ruled by the PA be granted the state Mahmoud claims they desire, they will assist Hamas in a coup taking over these lands as well. Once Hamas has taken over their area, then Tel Aviv and the surrounding region will be under the range of even the smallest rockets with a ten mile range as Israel is a mere nine miles wide at her waist.

 

 

This is the problem Israel would face within a few years, if not months or days, after Hamas replaced the PA and proceeded to continue their war just as they have in Gaza except now Tel Aviv can be fired at directly. Europe is fully behind allowing for Palestinian Arab takeover of the entirety of Judea and Samaria all the way to the Green Line. Such a state would result in rockets fired along line of sight into downtown Tel Aviv and place aircraft taking off from Ben Gurion International Airport also within direct line of sight as they taxi along the runways and taxiways. Israel would be cut in half with a huge swath across the middle before Israel could react. Hamas taking control of these areas would result in the Hamas dream, the depopulation of the State of Israel and an end to the Zionist dreams. That is why there was an article titled An appeal to Alan Dershowitz – Renounce two-statism! Alan Dershowitz had been a great voice for Israel but his continuing to push the dead and buried two-state solution. One can only hope that Mr. Dershowitz at least read one if not both of these articles and learns the error of his ways. One can only hope he learns as his voice is written into the NYT as the near sole voice backing Israel in that publication. Change need come and the reality of today is required and not repeating an old story even rejected by the PA even before the Oslo Accords were signed in September 1993. Actually, as we have pointed out repeatedly, Yasser Arafat, and after him Mahmoud Abbas, have rejected every last offer no matter how generous even those which included half of Jerusalem, acceptance of refugees and lands in 90% or more of the area within the Green Line saving Israel in the process. Please tell us we do not need post this picture yet again to prove the point.

 

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January 17, 2018

Avi Gabbay Single-Handed Palestinian Savior

 

Avi Gabbay, Chairman of the Zionist Union and Leader of the Labor Party recently stepped forward with a plan to rescue the Palestinian Authority (PA) from its timely death. Before jumping all over his completely unfathomable plan, let us first go to the PA for their assessment of the current situation. The easiest way to do this will be to quote Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a recognized terror organization, Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi. Hanan Ashrawi has stated, “The U.S. Administration seems to be following Netanyahu’s instructions to gradually dismantle the one agency that was established by the international community to protect the rights of the Palestinian refugees and provide them with essential services. This administration is thereby targeting the most vulnerable segment of the Palestinian people and depriving the refugees of the right to education, health, shelter and a dignified life,” as quoted by the Palestinian Arab news agency Wafa.

 

Hanan Ashrawi added that with this decision it “is also creating conditions that will generate further instability throughout the region and will demonstrate that it has no compunction in targeting the innocent. Once again the U.S Administration proves its complicity with the Israeli occupation by attempting to remove another permanent status issue off the table.” Her references are to the recent decisions and statements by President Trump with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and starting the process for moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem. Additionally, President Trump has decided that supporting UNRWA is counter-productive to the finding of a lasting peace. President Trump has in different Tweets and statements recognized the facts that the curriculum produced by UNRWA is formulated to produce terrorists to be thrown to destroy Israel and kill Israelis. UNRWA was also designed to perpetuate and increase the numbers of refugees by passing the refugee status from one generation to the next into perpetuity thus increasing the total numbers of refugees. They also do everything possible to basically incarcerate the refugee population preventing them from leaving their imprisoned enclosures defining the camps which are ringed with fences and concertina-wire. The entire raison d’être of UNRWA is to preserve and increase to the furthest extremes possible the numbers of refugees by incorporating every possible individual into the list of refugee such that their numbers alone could completely swamp Israel altering the demographics thus ending the Jewish majority and thus destroying the Jewish State. The entire intent of the Palestinian Arab society has been from the start not their stated desire for their own independent state but to destroy the Jewish State of Israel.

 

First, President Trump has taken the Jerusalem card off the table with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, the Historic Capital of Israel with a three-thousand year history in Jewish history. Then he defunded UNRWA casting it as, not merely unproductive, but completely counter-productive and having worked contrary to its presumed intended purpose. His description of UNRWA is a complete failure in recognizing any normative goal of caring for and resettling refugees as is the main function of every other refugee organization throughout history. The complete failure of UNRWA to productively care for the Palestinian refugees was the reason for their defunding by President Trump and it can be expected that initially there will be other nations and international institutions which will take up the deficit caused by President Trump’s move. With time supporting the additional funding for UNRWA will weigh heavily on those picking up the United States’ over one-third of a billion dollars annually as their base mark and close to one-third of the entire UNRWA budget, the nations picking up that much of the budget will find it onerous forcing them to abandon this increase and many likely to simply end their UNWRA funding all-together following the United States move. Simply defined, the United States ending UNWRA funding will most likely result in the defunding of UNWRA by most of their donors.

 

The one means of keeping UNWRA operating would be for the United Nations to take up the entirety of the funding for UNRWA adding that to its already over-bloated budget. Once UNWRA has to cut services, the refugees will start to disperse and basically melt into the rest of the world either returning to their original country of origin joining families already established. Others will head to new lands in Europe or North America or elsewhere eventually solving the Palestinian refugee problem as it should have been addressed seventy-five years ago. So, that makes two of the most troublesome cards, Jerusalem and Refugees, off the table making finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli problem far less complicated. Less complicated also means that the Palestinian Arab position is less of a threat to Israel and about to start a steady shrinking as UNRWA refugees start to seek other solutions to their situation other than waiting for their relocating in such a way as to destroy Israel. The end of UNRWA and the removing of Jerusalem by recognizing it as the Capital of Israel will terminate the ability for the Palestinian Authority to continue to threaten the very existence of Israel. The Palestinian Arab leadership must now face making some agreement which is acceptable to Israel as well as themselves before Israel can simply ignore the Palestinians as their ever weakening position soon leads to their having no real reason for a state. The only change required now would be to apply Israeli civil rule over the areas of Judea and Samaria (Jordanian named West Bank) which would allow for the Arabs who desire relocating back to their nation of origin joining their families and former communities or finding a new place to restart their lives without the fear of the death penalty they now face for selling their properties to any non-Arab. Polls have shown as many as two-thirds of Palestinian Arabs would relocate to another country if they could sell their homes and properties to Israelis or even Europeans or any non-Arab without facing a death sentence as soon as even a rumor surfaces that they intend on selling their property, often a sentence executed by vigilante justice permitted and sanctioned by the PA.

 

So, now back to Avi Gabbay, Chairman of the Zionist Union and Leader of the Labor Party, and his intention for a great surrender. He recently spoke at a “diplomatic” conference and repeated the messianic mantra that he saw “the two-state solution for two peoples as the solution for our security.” He spoke that Israel should permit the formation of an Arab state within the lands which Jordan occupied for nineteen years until the Six Day War and its liberation by Israeli forces. He referenced the oppression that the “West Bank” Arabs, 95% of whom live under self-rule, live under as repeatedly referenced in the furtive imaginations of the European Union and leftists worldwide. What Avi Gabbay ignores, as usual, is the immediate threat such a state would pose to Israel. But that would be the least of the threats, as Avi Gabbay also believes that he has a better idea to salvage the UNRWA refugees before President Trump’s defunding works for depopulating the refugee camps by relocating the entirety of the five million plus as well as any other Arabs who desire, after the establishment of the Arab entity, to relocate and join the warfare against the existence of Israel. We have a special picture (shown below) which depicts the likely result of placing an Arab entity which would, more likely than not, become ruled by Hamas, just as occurred in Gaza, and they fired even the most simple rockets with merely a ten mile range, sufficient to reach the Mediterranean Sea from the Judean hills overlooking Tel Aviv where the width of Israel is approximately nine miles. This would be the result from allowing an Arab state along the Green Line as Avi Gabbay is suggesting. This is his answer to Mahmoud Abbas throwing temper tantrums, insulting President Trump and threatening the President’s family with the Arabic curse of, “May your house be demolished,” which infers that your entire extended family be thrown into the street left to scrape and beg living as humiliating a life as possible. Talk about burning your bridges behind you.

 

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace and Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

Tel Aviv Now Before Green Line Peace
and
Tel Aviv the Day After Green Line Peace

 

This should settle the talk and claims by the very same Avi Gabbay about how the Zionist Union is as Zionist, if not more Zionist than Likud, Bayit Yehudi and all the other parties. We would love to know how Avi Gabbay defines Zionist, because we fear it is very different from our definition. We define Zionist as one who believes in the State of Israel as defined by our Prophets and observing the dictates of Hashem in Torah to settle all of the lands. The heart of those lands is Judea and Samaria and centered on Jerusalem. There are over twenty Arab states making up their colonial empire, the last of the empires, and a single Jewish nation which has existed in perpetuity simply waiting for its children to return. Their return in 1948 was predicted over two-thousand years ago, as we explained in detail in our article titled, “It’s Nothing Personal, We Just Hate You.” The return is an ongoing affair and the world is approaching an obvious critical juncture where the future could go either direction, a world which congeals peaceably and mankind enters an age approaching perfection or devolves into a chaotic turmoil of war and vengeance. We have described these potential futures across numerous articles and will likely do so again in the future. What this future does not include in the final result precludes an Arab state west of the Jordan River. Perhaps that is the reason behind the strangest election in recent history, the election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, the restoration of borders nearer the Torah defined borders of the Jewish State (see maps below). The future will tell much but we have a feeling that the faster the world befriends Israel and no longer will works to erase the Jewish State, the better our futures turn out.

 

Modern Israel Borders and Twelve Tribes of Israel

Modern Israel and Twelve Tribes of Israel

 

We hope that the world turning against Israel was defining the recent votes in the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly from the final year of the Presidency of Barack Obama and the first year of the Presidency of Donald Trump. With any fortune, we will slowly but surely receive more support from the world as that can only work to improve the world.

 

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December 17, 2017

European Union’s Frederica Mogherini Speaks

 

European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Frederica Mogherini has once again restated the position of the establishment she represents favoring the complete disruption of central Israel and sentencing much of the Israeli population to extinction. What did she say that would make us think this, you ask. Frederica Mogherini once again stated, “We always say that the Two State Solution is the only realistic one. I have not heard by anyone or from anyone, not only in the last weeks but in the last decades any other idea than two States to preserve Israeli security. The Palestinians need to have their own country under their own authority.” Obviously, she has never bothered listening to any of a number of Zionists, ourselves included. We have stated that we accept the original two state solution imposed in 1922 by the British Commonwealth where Trans-Jordan would be the Arab Palestinian State while west of the Jordan River Israel would be the nation for the Jewish Palestinians, Israel. We are aware that this was denoted long before Ms. Mogherini was born but this has been written about by numerous historians. While Ms. Mogherini probably studied classical subjects and political science along with other special studies such as proper speech writing and delivery but one would hope that as a foreign policy chief for the European Union she would be better versed in history, especially about things she portends to speak about presumably with any authority. Of course, the rest of the world’s foreign policy wonks and specialists suffer from the same disease as Ms. Mogherini when it comes to Israel, the main objective is its destruction. We have to give Ms. Mogherini credit because if her objective is the destruction of the Jewish State, then she has latched onto the perfect means of reaching that goal. So, for the sake of hoping to dislodge at least one thinking person from believing that Ms. Mogherini is brilliant and has the perfect solution, let us go through this once more.

 

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

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

 

The above picture tells the entirety of the original two state solution. The British were attempting the exact same concept which would later work so breathtakingly poorly with India and Pakistan. The idea is simple, take two incompatible people, give each their own area of land, separate the two lands into separate nations and presto-chango, two lands for two people living in peace and harmony. The reason it was probably tried with India and Pakistan was due to Trans-Jordan being established with such minimal violence and so few Arabs moving from the region remaining known as Palestine where the Palestinians were the Jews, repeat, the Palestinians were the Jews and the remaining Arab population was, remarkably, named the Arabs. The original concept was for these Arabs to move across the Jordan River to Trans-Jordan just as the few Jews residing in what became Trans-Jordan relocated within Palestine. What was mostly left unnoticed by the British was the small fact that the few Jews did not relocate entirely without provocations and threat of death had they remained. When Palestine was finally released from British control and was to be handed to the United Nations, who also wanted as little to do with the area as possible, the Jews prepared for independence at long last. Jordan had been separated from Palestine since 1921 and starting in 1946 was becoming the independent nation of Jordan under Hashemite Rule. Now was to come Palestine’s turn and freedom for what was presumed would be a nation of Jews except there were some problems.

 

For years, at the demands of the Arabs with whom the British had large dealings, not the least of which was J. Paul Getty and Getty Oil, later to become British Petroleum, the British and much of Europe was dependent heavily on Arab oil and thus carried the Arab water politically standing against Israel. Much of the Getty Oil claims were in Saudi Arabia and Iraq so these Arab states held heavy influence with Getty Oil and J. Paul Getty held quite a large influence in England as their wealthiest individual. When the Arabs pressed Britain and Getty, they received results. When the Saudis demanded that no Jewish State be established and the British pointed out that as long as there was no sizeable majority of Jews there could be no Jewish state, the Arab League under the auspices of the Saudi Royal Family and the Hashemite Kings in Iraq and Jordan with cooperation from the Arabs in French Syria provided as many Arabs as the British might possibly require while the British blocked further immigration by the Zionist Jews or even the Jews attempting to flee the Nazi killing machine. This resulted in horrific results for the European Jews as the Nazis systematically murdered millions as the British continued to refuse them entry into Palestine to satisfy their Arab friend’s demands. When Britain handed the control over to the United Nations informing them on the mid-day of May of the next year, May 15, 1948, the British were to pull out of Palestine and be done with their Mandate, this left the United Nations with a problem, how to get around ruling the unruly mess being left behind.

 

The United Nations, ignoring that the British Mandate had already been divided into two states for two people and the obvious resolution of paying or persuading the Arabs in Palestine to relocate to Jordan, as had occurred with Pakistan and India with some degree of violence but it all settled into glorious animosity. Instead, ignoring Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, decided to split the land again making two states for two people residing together apart. This was dividing the 22% that remained of the British Mandate once more onto another Arab state and a diminutive Jewish state. This was the infamous General Assembly Resolution 181 which divided the land granting the Jews mostly desert and some farmland, the Arabs gaining the choicest lands and Jerusalem as an isolated sphere of international rule by the United Nations surrounded by Arab held lands. That international zone would have lasted maybe a week or two. But there was a problem with Resolution 181 as far as the Arab League was concerned; it permitted the impermissible, a Jewish State. The Arab League turned the offer down immediately with a unanimous vote demanding that the entirety be made an Arab state promising they would treat the Jews fairly. This rejection, by United Nations laws, nullified Resolution 181, making it null and void, as if it had never been formulated and passed. That left the area to return to its previous designation as the future of the Jewish state with what was now Jordan as the Arab state as designed originally by the British.

 

The Jews prepared to establish their nation and try to rule a land which was almost evenly consisting of Arabs and Jews with a slight advantage for the Arab populations. This would be problematic at its best, but the Jews were going to have returned to their homelands and would do what was necessary to realize their dream of over two and a half centuries since the Assyrian conquest in 740 BCE. leaving only the kingdom of Judah as the ten tribes which made Israel became lost as they assimilated, followed by the Babylon Exile in 586 BCE. with one brief sliver of hope during the Hasmonean period when they had briefly thrown off foreign rule only to fall before the Romans. They had waited through the Assyrian Rule, Babylonian Exile, Persian Rule, Greek Rule, Polemic Grecian Rule, Assyrian Grecian Rule, Roman Rule, the Roman version of the Final Solution of dispersion throughout and beyond the extremes of the Empire, a system which had forced many a people to become extinct as a people and a nation of which the Carthaginians (formerly the Phoenicians who had warred with the Jewish state for centuries) were probably the most famous simply because their name remains to this day. How many smaller and less significant tribes and peoples did the Romans pave over and send into the forgotten memory of history is unknown. This was their intention with the Judeans, now simply referred to as Jews. These Jews went through pogroms, inquisitions, purifications, forced conversion and had finally struggled to survive and were to reestablish their ancient homelands, or at least those areas west of the Jordan River as Hashem had promised them almost four-thousand years earlier in a promise to Abraham and reaffirmed with Isaack and again with Yaakov then told of to Moses and fell before Joshua. The Jewish People were perched to be reestablished in their land from which they had been uprooted, not all, as there were always those Jews who had remained throughout history in these lands mostly in Hevron and Jerusalem and the surrounding hills and plains.

 

On the morning of May 15, 1948 as the British made a hasty a retreat to the port of Tel Aviv to leave the lands permanently, the lands have been returned to the original division as picture in our map. The 78% of the British Mandate defined as the lands east of the Jordan River are the Arab homelands for those Arabs who resided in the British Mandate and the remaining 22% defined as the lands west of the Jordan River are to become the Jewish state that morning. The Arab League and Six Arab armies along with various contingents and militias were perched on every border of the soon to be Jewish state and when the sun rose and Israel had been declared the evening before, as the Jewish day begins at sunset of the evening before, these Arab forces attacked. Logic and any military prediction would have claimed that the nascent state of Israel was heading to becoming the shortest-lived nation in history. Somehow, the resistance forces the Jews had formed to try and persuade the British to leave managed, over the next year and a half, to hold out against the invading Arab forces and were starting to get the upper hand. The Jews were potentially about to take the entirety of their homelands back and defeat these Arab forces; the world stepped in and froze the lines forcing an armistice so as to deny the possible victory of the Jews. This was the formation of the Green Line which the Arab League demanded could never be considered or used as the demarcation for a border. Egypt retained the Gaza Strip and Jordan actually renamed Judea and Samaria as something less historically tied to the Jews choosing West Bank. These were regions Israel lost in an illegal offensive Arab war against the Jewish State and thus Gaza and the West Bank were illegally occupied.

 

In 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians massed forces on the northern and southern borders and threatened to annihilate the Jews. We believe the actual threat was, they were going to drive the Jews into the Sea. Egypt had also once again closed the Straights of Tiran to Jewish ships thus blockading the port at Eilat and a legal declaration of hostilities and casus belli. This meant the United Arab Republic as Egypt and Syria had actually formed a super state known as the United Arab Republic or UAR which was now in a state of war with Israel. Israel demanded for over a week for the blockade to be lifted making requests of the United Nations which were voted down or ignored, asked for European or American assistance only to find a deaf ear to their plight. Finally, Israel had enough, with shipments destined for Africa and Asia backed up, as Egypt denied Israel use of the Suez Canal thus making Eilat the African and Asian port for goods and for Israel, vital trade links. Israel launched air attacks on the Egyptian Air Force catching most of the planes still on the tarmac. They also launched at the Syrian Air Bases. This caught the Arab forces off guard as they expected Israel to simply continue to cry to the world until her economy would die and Israel itself soon thereafter. Despite Israel streaming into the Sinai Peninsula and storming over the Golan Heights, both Egyptian and Syrian radio and television were broadcasting about the great victory being won and how soon they would have both forces meeting in central Tel Aviv. Reality, Gaza lost to the Israelis, Golan Heights in Israeli hands and their starting towards Damascus, the Sinai Peninsula stormed over and being taken and position along the Suez Canal with an entire Egyptian Army surrounded and surrendering and Arab radio and television coverage claiming Israel was losing badly and the Jews proving scared and surrendering in droves. Well, King Abdullah of Jordan was not about to miss out on the victory of a lifetime and he wanted his piece of Israel and Tel Aviv so he stated an intention to assist. Egypt and Syria were welcoming another front hoping that would break the Israeli ability to continue the fight. Israel sent the King pictures of Israeli forces inside the Sinai and Golan Heights and tried to convince him he was about to make a fateful mistake begging him to remain on the sidelines. King Abdullah listened to the Israeli pleadings and figured they were losing and lying to him, as they were scared, so he launched an attack on Western Jerusalem and tried to break out of the West Bank. The Israelis ordered a large reinforcing column of armor and infantry which was heading south towards the Sinai Peninsula to turn left and head for Jerusalem and the West Bank consisting of Judea and Samaria. Soon the Israelis were praying at the Western Wall and the Temple Mount as well as all of East Jerusalem and soon reached the Jordan River. Six days and the Jews were still advancing and the promised Arab slaughter did not materialize and the Arab ultimate commander, Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt and the UAR, demanded that the world end this Jew surprise attack on the innocent Arab world. The world rushed to support his request and the lines were firmed.

 

The Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights were lands taken as the result of a defensive and legal war to defend the nation of Israel which meant they could be annexed by Israel and were not required to be returned. The Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria were liberated from illegal occupations and rightfully belong to Israel. Of this, there is no argument and their return to Israeli rule would be recognized by any of the International Courts. This is why the Arabs do not enter into these courts to demand their rights, they are quite aware that they are on the losing legal end of this fight, so they have made it into a struggle for national rights for an imaginary peoples. To back their claims they took Jewish history and patched themselves into the position of being the Jews and simply claimed that Jewish history was actually their history and that the Jews stole their rightful history in order to trick the world into giving them these stolen lands. They claim that the Jews have done such a masterful job of replacing the rightful Arab owners of these lands that they have even tainted the historical records and that Josephus was writing about the Arabs but Jew translators bastardized the texts and that all historical documents have been similarly altered and reality shows that Abraham, Kings David and Solomon, Moses, Noah, and even Adam were all Muslims and followed Islam and worshipped Allah and the Jewish and Christian Bibles are forgeries copied from the true Quran which was written thousands of years later through Muhammad, an illiterate person living presumably in Mecca. Stories do not get much more twisted and illogical than that but the world does everything they are able to pretend right along with their Arab friends that that is exactly what had happened and that the Jews tricked the world again, just as they always have, and usurped an entire people’s lands.

 

The truth, Ms. Frederica Mogherini, the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief, is the lands east and west of the Jordan River were initially intended to become the Jewish State. Truthfully, the Zionist Congress, under slight duress, did sign away the 78% of the lands east of the Jordan River to become Trans-Jordan and thus have no claim. The area you like to call the West Bank belonged to Israel and was actually Judea and Samaria, and it would be difficult to find some way of claiming that Judea belongs rightfully to anybody other than the Jews, but Jordan gave it that lovely new and imaginative name of West Bank and the world adopted that phrasing permanently as if it was simply so logical and rolled off the tongue so smoothly. The Gaza Strip became simply Gaza and Egypt simply occupied it and allowed Egyptians and others to reside there without regard for right or wrong. Still, all 22% of the lands west of the Jordan were rightfully belonging to the Jews and Israel. Just because Muslim rulers held the lands, the longest of all the conquerors means little against over two thousand years of the land belonging to the Jews and recognized as such by all of history until the year 722 AD, a short spurt in history.

 

Since Israel came into existence on May 15, 1948, Israel gained the Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula as well as Lebanon south of the Litani River (the original boundary of the tribes of Israel) through responding to wars and other legal means. Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula, an area many multiples the size of Israel, but still returned them to Egypt for peace; but Egypt, realizing what a pain ruling Gaza would be for Israel, relinquished any claim to those lands. When Israel made their peace with Jordan, the former occupier and illegal annexing power and forced populating and gifting of the lands within conquered lands in an offensive war, was still offered back its illegally held Israeli lands which the Jordanians refused thus returning them to Israeli rule. Here is where it gets interesting. Israel was instructed by the United Nations to retain those lands required to provide Israel with secure and defendable borders and return that which Israel determined unnecessary for proper defense of the nation with a proviso that Israel was to return lands, simply lands, not all the lands, not most of the lands (which Israel actually did anyways returning the Sinai Peninsula), not even significant parts, nor any reference to recognized sections or to establishing a new Arab land with any or all parts of the lands attained in a defensive war. Now all of this is unusual and strange as when a nation is attacked, and Israel was attacked, they become the aggrieved nation granting them certain rights of which the most advantageous is that should they lose lands they get them back and the original border is reestablished and they might even petition and be favorably considered to additional lands and restitution for losses but should they have gained lands as the result of their defending themselves, they may, at their discretion, retain any part or the whole of these lands as they see fit to satisfy any national interest. Simply stated, Israel could have chosen to retain all these lands within legal findings of International Law.

 

So, Israel was required to return some part of the lands acquired from the 1967 and 1973 forced defensive wars from aggression against her by the Arab powers. The Sinai Peninsula qualifies as land no matter who looks at it. But still the world pretends that Israel still owes lands to the Arabs simply because the Arabs are claiming they are due lands. They claim that Palestine was meant for them and they mean Palestine as pictured in our map. Israel has decided they will retain the Golan Heights which are an obvious defensive position which will make that border secure for Israel but there are those calling for Israel to return the heights to Syria, we ask what Syria. There are accusations that Israel has attempted to annex eastern Jerusalem. The truth is Israel unified Jerusalem returning it to what it should always have been, a single city with one government chosen by its citizens, and the Arabs residing in Eastern Jerusalem are now limited Israeli citizens receiving all rights except full political rights though they have been permitted the vote in local elections, a political right, just not national elections as of yet, also a political right which are not guaranteed as are all other rights such as religion, work, financial, shelter, food and others. The stipulation that non-Jews may be denied political rights or granted limited political rights is written within the Balfour Declaration which was codified by the San Remo Conference and a whole string of other items leading to the Mandate System which was supported by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Legally, Israel owns Judea and Samaria (West Bank) but has relinquished their claims to Gaza which they signed over to the Palestinian Authority who subsequently lost the area to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and Iranian influences.

 

So, Israel no longer can claim Gaza, owns Judea and Samaria and annexed thus extended rule over the Golan Heights. So, the world can stomp their while holding their breath and turning blue, the Arabs can demand Israel turn over all of Palestine while chanting, ‘From the River to the Sea, Palestine must be free’ and nothing will be altered. If there is yet another inane and insane pressuring of Israel to enact the two state solution, they should simply enforce the original two state solution and deport the Arab squatters just as the Arabs did with Jordan plus Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia and are currently enforcing in Yemen. Israel should grant quiet support for the Palestinian Arab independence movement which desires to replace the Monarchal rule in Jordan and install a democratic state while granting the King and his supporters their own state and respecting the peace treaty with Israel. Israel is supportive of any move by the Kurdish People to reestablish their homelands of Kurdistan on as large a portion of their homelands as they can grasp. Unlike the Arab Palestinians, the Kurdish People have a very wonderful history which includes references to them by Greek and Roman historians. Finally, the world needs to obsess with numerous other real problems and leave Israel to negotiate with the Arabs and find a settlement which will benefit the people and give them responsible leaders. Simply allowing the people, the Arabs, to leave if they chose would partially solve the problem as now if one attempts to leave, their family becomes threatened forcing their return. The Arab-Israeli conflict is simply the most recent tool the world is using to try and destroy the Jewish People and their state of Israel. With the troubles around the globe, one would believe that Israel should not be at the top of everyone’s agenda. It is as the Bible states, “I will make Jerusalem a stone of burden for all peoples; all who bear it shall be gashed, and all the nations of the earth shall gather about it… And it shall come to pass on that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem.” In the end, Jerusalem stands as the Capital City of the Jewish State of Israel. That is simply enough to understand, Jerusalem lives, Israel lives, the Jewish People live and their enemies in these final times do not fare as well. That is the story.

 

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