Beyond the Cusp

May 19, 2017

Rumor UNESCO to Vote to Eliminate Israel

 

UNESCO may next consider making the claim that the Jews are a nationless people and merely a religious choice without any connection to any lands anywhere and having just magically come into being in the Diaspora. This would place the United Nations and all its member states in a position where their recognition of Israel would now be in dispute. The Palestinians claim that Palestine is the indigenous peoples with rightful claims to all lands between Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and the Jewish people with no rights to fight such claims. This would most certainly lead to suits brought by the Palestinians and any friends they have in the Arab World, the Greater Muslim World or any of their plethora of friends in Europe taking to the World Courts demands that all treaties setting up Israel as the Jewish State be rendered null and void followed by the demands for rescinding any recognition of Israel and of the nation of Israel itself. Such judgements would make any Israeli defense of their land an illegal act and a crime against humanity. The final judgement would be to award the land of Israel to the Palestinian Authority making Palestine the recognized nation and Israel as an illegal rogue entity internationally cast as a terrorist entity claiming to be a nation. Would the European nations once again cast votes of “abstain” allowing for the Arab nations and their allies to win such a decision by default? Would we realize another vote will come with results somewhat along the lines of twenty-four nations voting in favor, nine voting against and the remaining twenty-five either abstaining or not even bothering to show for the vote. This means that out of fifty-eight member states, a minority of twenty-four nations, almost all Arab or Muslim nations with one or two from Europe deciding that Israel has no right of being the home of the Jewish faith despite four-thousand years of Jewish history in Jerusalem where the vast majority of these years Jerusalem having a Jewish majority population.

 

One would expect that any vote where a comfortable majority does not support a measure passes because the majority who oppose the measure decide that in order to not risk higher oil prices along with a basis of anti-Semitism decide that simply abstaining or not even bothering to attend allows a measure to pass. The rules should require that any measure in order to be adopted should require a majority of the fifty-eight member nations voting in favor thus requiring twenty-nine votes minimum and preferably thirty votes to pass any measure. UNESCO does not work in such a manner as it prefers to suit the cabal which rule through intimidation using their black-gold, their oil weapon, to assure that Israel be always behind the eight-ball. UNESCO considered a measure to allow the admission of Palestine as an equal and recognized nation before the Security Council had admitted Palestine to the United Nations and even the General Assembly had not admitted Palestine as a member state though they had sent a request to the Security Council, which voted the membership down defeating the request. That means the Security Council stated clearly that Palestine did not meet the requirements for being a nation-state and thus were not to be admitted to any United Nations agency and were to remain unable to apply, or be admitted if they applied, until they are recognized and admitted to the United Nations as a member state. In the meantime they remained permitted as an observer state inadmissible as a member to any agency belonging to the United Nations.

 

Well, UNESCO concluded that none of these rules was intended for them and they could do whatever they desired. With the Palestinian Authority pestering them incessantly, just as they were doing with almost every other agency attached to the United Nations, they were seeking a backdoor means of being recognized as a nation and thus able to take Israel before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Palestinian UNESCO membership bid, requiring two-thirds approval of the agency’s General Conference, passed by a vote of one-hundred-seven in favor, with fourteen against, with fifty-two abstentions. A two-thirds majority of one-hundred-seventy-three nations comes to one-hundred-sixteen votes, which would imply that the one-hundred-seven votes in favor falls nine votes short. Instead, UNESCO decided that the fifty-two abstentions were to count as non-existing states making the new total number of members one-hundred-twenty-one instead of one-hundred-seventy-three thus making the two-thirds a mere eighty-one votes instead of one-hundred-sixteen votes. This was a twisting of the rules of order to the extreme, a habit UNESCO utilizes on every vote concerning Israel and always because their throwing out all nations abstaining or not showing to vote as not existing thus making a passing vote easier to attain is legion.

 

Will there be any surprise when UNESCO decides that Israel does not exist and that the Balfour Declarations, the placing the Balfour Declaration into encoded law through the San Remo Conference and further establishing these facts with the Treaty of Sèvres all voided. Further UNESCO is voiding the Mandate System and all the work of the League of Nations after World War I and is attempting to erase the United Nations obligations under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter. Lastly, they are attempting to put into stone that the entire history of the Jewish People in the Holy Land, the entire Bible, Torah and Christianity as a ruse which never happened because Israel and the Jewish People in the Holy Land never existed, according to UNESCO.

 

This is the largest farce probably in the history of mankind. This is the erasure of so much history that all of Europe will require a rewriting of their history removing all references to Jerusalem and the Holy Lands. The Crusades will now become what historians have always desired them to be, an unmitigated aggressions against the indigenous Palestinians residing in their homelands around Jerusalem as they had resided there since before any others apparently including the Canaanites or were the Canaanites who Joshua never fought a campaign destroying their cities and wiping them out as the Jewish People made these lands their own in the nearly three centuries leading up to 1000 BCE when King David moved the Capital City of the Israelites, of the Jewish People, from Hevron (today Hebron), please note the Capital was once Hevron, to the newly captured Yerushalayim, today known as Jerusalem.

 

But UNESCO; the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Agency; is about to decide that history really began somewhere around 725 AD and known and accepted history began in Medina and expanded to Mecca and from there spread outward and as the Arab Muslim armies conquered lands, history began exactly as they defeated others making everything start with Arab and Muslim conquest. All history before the coming of Arab conquest is to be decreed meaningless and nothing exists until the Muslims conquer those lands. This means that Europe does not yet exist as it has yet to become Islamic, but once it does, then its history will start and everything before then will be wiped from the records as meaningless.

 

The Americas do not exist yet and are but the lands of the heathens, the uncivilized spores of those who are not Islamic. But not to fret as there will come the day that all of the Americas will come into existence, but only after it falls to Islam. Oh, you have doubts that the Americas, especially the United States, will fall under the conquering forces of Islam. Well, you need to understand that Mohammad wrote a book known as the Quran, which promised those who followed the writings of Mohammad were guaranteed to conquer the entire world. Mohammad had little knowledge of the size of the world, likely knew not of the existence of the British Isles, Russia, China, much of Asia, the Americas, and likely might not have heard of Rome and even if he had, he knew not where it could be found. Mohammad dictated the Quran, as he was illiterate and thus unable of writing down that which he was prophesizing. But he still presumably dictated that Allah, the God of Abram, Ishmael and Muhammad, not to be confused with Hashem of Abraham, Isaack and Jacob.

 

Yes, my friends, there is a difference between Hashem and Allah; they are separate deities from completely different histories from Abram and Abraham. Abram fathered Ishmael before his name was changed as part of his covenant with Hashem, thus Abram and the son he fathered, Ishmael were from his life before the covenant with Hashem and thus it makes Allah a separate entity from Hashem. Once Abram accepted the covenant with Hashem, his name became Abraham and he underwent a circumcision, and his wife’s name changed from Sari to Sarah. After his accepting the covenant with Hashem, Sarah was permitted to birth a son despite her extreme age and presumably being beyond birthing years. This son was Isaack who would father Jacob. From this came the tribes, the years in Egypt, the return and conquest of the Promised Lands, which would include the cave bought by Abraham in which to bury his family just outside Hebron. But all of these events transpired over two-thousand years before the birth of Muhammad, thus it never happened in Islamic history, as they believe. How they can believe on one hand that they are the descendants of Avram and Ishmael and yet nothing really counts as having happened before Muhammad and his prophesies. Oh, and did we happen to mention that he had two very different revelations; the original which is very forgiving and accepting of other religions and would be called the Mecca Quran and a second revelation in Medina which very much represents the ideals of a warlord and leader of a very successful army of caravan raiders. The rule which was applied well after the death of Muhammad, known as the law of abrogation, demand that Muslims follow the warlike writings from Medina and consider them to be absolute and overriding the writings of Mecca which preached coexistence and a gentle kindness. A bare bones introduction to this can be found with links to many further studies in comments of other readers can be found at our article Which Quran, Mecca or Medina?

 

UNESCO has become a tool of the Arab and Muslim world being used initially to eliminate the Jews. One had best be advised to remember that what starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews. UNESCO has already ruled that the core of Judaism, the Temple Mount belongs to the Muslims and has no Jewish or Christian history; the history of the Temple Mount only came into existence when Islam conquered it and all before never happened. King David never conquered Jerusalem setting aside the area of the Temple Mount, Solomon never built the First Temple atop the Temple Mount, Cyrus never permitted the Jewish People to return to the Holy Lands and their Temple Mount instructing them to rebuild their Temple and worship Hashem in peace, Darius the Great never built the Second Temple, Herod never enlarged the Temple Mount in size to its modern dimensions building what became the Western Wall to contain the newly enlarged Temple Mount, the Greeks never conquered much of the lands but avoided destroying Jerusalem, the Romans never destroyed Jerusalem and the Second Temple. Only when the Muslims conquered Jerusalem from the remains of the Roman Empire, the Byzantines, did the Temple Mount join history and just rose as the Islamic conquerors strode into the area. Amazingly, Jerusalem also joined history with the advent of Islamic rule. At this time the three holiest cities in Islam were Mecca, Medina and Constantinople. What is interesting is how the third holiest city in Islam is determined. Over time the third city has been many different cities including Toledo, Madrid, Tours, Constantinople, Paris, Rome and whatever city Islam targeted as their next conquest. This is why currently the third holiest city is Jerusalem, though it has had competition from Rome and Paris at times as they have popped up as the desired next conquest.

 

Future Hope for a Future World

Future Hope for a Future World

 

UNESCO will oblige the Arab nations as they vote as a block and the intimidated and cowed Europeans to abstain because of fear and cowardice of their leaders who are preparing to relinquish control of their continent to the powers of Islam in exchange for a comfortable golden cell in which to spend their final years, their populations be damned. UNESCO will assist in facilitating this transformation of Christian Europe to Islamic Europe. UNESCO believes they are simply aiding the next world ruling party and their officers expect to assist in ruling this brave new world. One has to wonder, what if everybody who are backing Islam in the coming war of civilizations and cultures are wrong and Islam falls short and in the end becomes simply another religion accepting of other religions and content with sharing the world or worse, they start a war which turns into the unimaginable nuclear holocaust predicted in so many fantasy books and films? Such a conflict will result in one victor, one group as the last civilization standing who will be given a new planet to rebuild and save from utter devastation. What is coming cannot be predicted nor understood and the time of the final counting will be equally beyond understanding. What will never be fathomed is the reason behind that final war, that last battle from which the new world will evolve. We can only hope that new world will be one that learns its lessons and removes all violence from their vocabulary and their societal norms and live in cooperation and peace. That is the only resolution that could ever make such a conflict have any sanity in the end.

 

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May 10, 2017

European Surrender Signs Stronger

 

It should not be surprising that one of the glimmers of life comes from Britain simply due to their BREXIT vote but the real test there will be the next elections. Should Britain swerve leftward and elect Labor to lead the coalition and choose the next Prime Minister, then we can fully expect a new referendum asking whether or not BREXIT should be followed through or abandoned and have Britain return to the loving and safe arms of the European Union (EU). That will be the message carried throughout much of the British media and many of their media darlings will come out supporting a return to normalcy and the EU. Returning to the EU will be the new normal and the previous BREXIT vote will be caricatured as a one-off temporary insanity where people lost their heads and abandoned all reason. We at BTC pray that such a referendum would go down in glorious flames as the people who were even in doubt fearing an end to the British Isles would soon follow any affirmation of BREXIT policy would now realize that the world does not end if one leaves the Brussels bureaucracy and allow a reaffirmation of BREXIT to win overwhelming support. Even better would be the reelection of the Conservatives and retaining the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May and follow through on BREXIT to the very end. Britain could, as a result, once again rise to be the leader of all Europe. The question would then arise as to who would desire to be next to join the club of independence and liberty?

 

France. What can be said when they had the opportunity to defend their nation and take control grabbing the steering wheel and turning ever so bluntly toward nationalism. But no, they shied away and ran back to the comfortable do nothing and hope for the best while guaranteeing the worst. France is not alone as the Netherlands also had a choice and more than usual voted to protect their national heritage. But the Dutch elections still left Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV) falling short and once again being denied a place in the ruling coalition. What is it about Europe that when given the opportunity to actually stand up and defend their lives and the freedoms they have come to enjoy, they simply close their eyes and believe that doing nothing will be sufficient, as it has worked thus far. Have the Dutch completely forgotten the story about the little boy who plugged the hole in the dyke with his finger waiting for somebody to come and repair the hole? Perhaps they are the ones who passed by and patted the youth on the head and pleaded that he continue his good work counting on his stamina and ability to stand in that spot forever. That does not work any better than it would, had the youth not received assistance before getting too tired to continue plugging the hole. The Dutch decided the lad needs no assistance and just continuing as they have in the past which created their emergency situation will somehow address the problems without their having to actually change their attitudes and actually seek different solutions to the bromides which make one feel great listening to how multiculturalism will broaden their views and bring a whole new set of horizons into their lives.

 

This statement is true but it misses the most important point, many of the new arrivals do not desire widened horizons, they do not even care about the horizon one single bit, they care about Sharia and its implementation and the obedience of all around them. They demand complete and unadulterated surrender to Allah by everyone, just as Geert Wilders has predicted and continuously warned. But why listen to somebody the media tells you is a right wing fascist when he is warning about the importing of radical Islamic totalitarian radicals who will impose something far worse than Geert Wilders as Prime Minister. The warnings he expounds about Imams dictating your lives, wearing specific approved Islamic style clothing, praying to Allah prostrated towards Mecca or facing execution by some of the most brutal methods imaginable, these could come true should any in Europe continue on their current path. The signs are everywhere and nobody is paying even the slightest bit of attention because they are all too busy chasing their next hedonistic pleasure and then the one after that in such a rush to make themselves thrilled and exuberant forgetting that there are things one is expected to do. Believe it or not, but with all the copulations which are being performed across Europe there is a complete dearth of children. Strollers being pushed along with two more children walking along with mother once was a typical sight throughout Europe, especially in Italy or so Giulio Meotti has reported. Look as you are out strolling the boulevards today when you are out, count the numbers of strollers or even the numbers of children, and then ask yourself, where did the children disappear? We can tell you.

 

You have filled your lives with things which though titillating and scintillating thrilling your brain with serotonin and endorphins making for your greatest pleasures but have missed out on the most natural means of satisfaction, giving meaning to everything in your life, having and raising children. Living for the moment and for only your own pleasure is a life wasted. Living and bringing up children is a true means of reward and satisfaction when they accomplish and do well. When they make trouble, which is a sign that there is something you have missed which they require and this allows for introspection and an assessment of how you are living and what example are you providing. Children are a form of mirror in which you see your actions reflected in their lives and this often will give you better life counseling than that thousand dollar per hour psychiatrist you visit twice weekly and get nothing but a prescription for drugs your brain is lacking for. Children will give your brain all it needs and often quite a lot more. They also provide a future for your society because without children, you are inviting invasion by foreign peoples whose ideas will become the majority ideas and the basis for the future of your nation.

 

Another recent signal that all is close to lost in Europe was a vote taken in UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) removing any historic identity of the Jewish People with Jerusalem labeling Israel as being “the occupying power” in her own Capital City. While Sweden, under orders directly from Stockholm, was the sole EU nation openly voting in favor of the resolution, the remainder of the EU nations abstained with the proud exception of Italy allowing the Islamist block to pretend they represent the world simply because the EU nations refused to pick a side. A vote with more abstentions than all Yay and Nay votes combined allowing such a travesty speaks to the loss of identity and their loss of faith in anything. We have mentioned the source for European strength through the ages. Despite the troubles, which came from the misuse of the Judeo-Christian ethic by dictatorial monarchs and land barons, for gain of wealth or lands, a definitive misuse of the Judeo-Christian ethic, there were good results which largely came as a result of the Reformation making the Renaissance possible followed by the scientific gains and the industrial revolution. The entirety of the developed world came as a result of the core morality taught by the basics of Judeo-Christian ideologies and the eventual revolution, which separated government from religion allowing for freedom of religion, which led to all other freedoms enjoyed by the developed world. The abstentions by the EU nations, and Britain and Ireland, are simply another symptom of the loss of purpose beyond self-aggrandizement and the pure pursuit of pleasure over responsibility. To have taken a side, and the Judeo-Christian roots of Europe would point to support of Israel, not the sacrifice of Israel and the Jews, would have displayed at least some spine and value system. But Europe is forsaking everything it once believed and found worth fighting for and if this baselessness stemming from the lack of belief in anything, it will lead to a forced belief in a foreign system being imposed by a minority which believes in something strongly enough to kill and die for. This is what will eventually take over Europe should Europe continue to believe only in the self and that which pleases each individual being sought by individuals who care only for their individual pleasures and individuality. This does not make for a healthy society not one that can long survive on its own as there is no cohesiveness and thus no central spine or unifying belief.

 

There was another event where a secret ballot was taken to place Saudi Arabia onto the United Nations Commission on Women’s Rights (UNCWR). As it was a secret ballot, there are only a few things that are known. Foremost, we know that a majority affirmed the appointment. Further, Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel gave an explanation for their affirmative vote of which the Brussels’ delegation was explicitly asked to vote in favor of the Saudi Arabia and to even let the Saudis know of their intentions where he appeared to apologize for the leak more than he was for the affirmation of Saudi Arabia. As reported in an article by Giulio Meotti “Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynder said the delegation sought to “inform the various candidates, including Saudi Arabia” about its support, despite the vote being secret.” Mr. Meotti further reports, ““Sweden has voted for the Saudis, 90% sure,” said Hillel Neuer, director of UN Watch, while Wikileaks has offered $10,000 to anyone who would reveal the Stockholm vote.” We wish we could assist Wikileaks on this one, as the reward would pay for one very fun weekend, or week. So now Saudi Arabia will sit and assist in deciding concerns brought before the UNCWR. We can soon expect the UNCWR to pass a referendum declaring that Israel is responsible for the horrific state of women’s rights in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority (PA) areas where such practices as wife beating, honor killings, spousal rapes, forced child marriages and other related abuses are abundant. The UNCWR will soon become just another United Nations agency endeavoring to release as many papers and studies on the evils of being Israel, the lone Jewish State and ancestral home for the Jewish People joining the likes of the UNHRC, UNESCO, UNICEF and numerous others.

 

Back to Europe and the EU. The EU actually is another institution, which often appears to be overly concerned with the purported evils of being Israel, as it often appears that the main crime of the Jewish State is the fact it exists. Meanwhile, while the EU is so concerned over the problems with Israel it ignores the problems facing Europe herself. The door was flung open to presumed “refugees” from Syria and the floodgates allowed heaven knows who to enter Europe, the only obvious item was that well over three-fourths of these “refugees” were unaccompanied males between the ages of sixteen and forty-nine. Since the entrance of these “refugees” the numbers of sex related crimes in the nations where the majority of these “refugees” relocated have tripled or even worse. The main nations facing these increases are Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France and others. One of the more interesting statistics comes when one observes the map of terrorist strikes across Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa and one will notice a near total absence of attacks in Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia correlates to a far lower number of refugee asylum seekers in those same nations. On the other side of the scale, Germany and France have had the greatest problems and also are amongst, Germany actual being, the leaders in asylum seekers. One also need include the number of “refugees” which have entered and disappeared rather than seeking asylum instead opting to disappear falling between the cracks during the highest refugee phases flooding into mostly Germany, France and Sweden as these nations offered the greatest benefits and easiest entrance, especially Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her nation’s expectation to take up to 800,000 Syrian refugees and she opened the borders wide and immediately the country was inundated with refugees, and once again these refugees were largely males between the ages of 16 and 49. The correlations are evident in the two maps below.

 

Maps of Europe Top Terror Attacks Bottom Immigrant Assylum Seekers

Maps of Europe Top Terror Attacks Bottom Immigrant Assylum Seekers

 

Europe has lost its way and Islam has eyed Europe as their target to conquer Christianity. Where Europe may have given up on Christianity, nobody informed the Muslims of this fact and still view Europe as a Christian continent which must be conquered and transformed into a Muslim continent. The conquest will be done through immigration and Europe will find themselves in a war for the hearts and minds of the average European. Will Europe awaken and realize that which is occurring or will they sleep until it is too late and they face conversion to Islam or at best a quick and relatively painless death. On the other hand they may face a war fought brutally and the idea of offering Islam through force and conquest where those whose region has fallen to the insurrectionist Muslims will face an easy choice of converting immediately or falling to the sword or worse, face Inquisition style coercion as an influence to convert where there really is no choice. European thinking for a moment that they can accept Islam but continue to live their lives as they currently are living chasing after pleasures and a social life and other hedonistic pleasures will find that when adopting Islam the entire area changes and those things so many Europeans are accustom will simply be closed and permanently disappear. No more bars, dance halls, drug coffee houses, movie theaters, homosexual bath houses, theaters or many of the things which make spring in Paris or throughout the year in Amsterdam unrecognizable. Life will lose all its “fun” and be replaced with prayers five times every day and memorizing the Quran. Schools would no longer teach math or chemistry or language other than Arabic and the only schoolbook will be the Quran and the Hadiths. Religious police will walk the streets assuring that everybody is dressed appropriately and often there will be stop and ask one to repeat a quote from the Quran and punishment for lack of knowledge is severe, immediate and final. This is the end result if Europe does not awaken and realize that perhaps the ways of the past might be worth preserving otherwise the current social norms will soon be forcefully cancelled. That will be permanently cancelled and that future many would see as dark, very dark without any light signaling there is an end to that tunnel.

 

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April 18, 2016

Netanyahu’s Risky Response to World Threats

 

There have been the usual threats and accusations along with rumors and rumors of rumors all of which indicate the possible move announced through trial balloons may be the biggest threat of them all. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has again found no problems in Syria, well, one general denunciation of the needless violence, no such complaints or other commentaries on Iraq, Iran, Cuba, North Korea or any of the other spots on the globe except for a number of mentions of supposed Israeli wrongs. Israel was blamed for spousal violence and honor killings in Gaza and the Palestinian Territories as apparently the presence of IDF troops assisting in keeping the calm and Abbas in power in the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) was the driving cause. There were other minor complaints which can be generally placed under the same old same old perfidies accused of Israel all stemming from the mere existence of the Jewish State.

 

 

Obama and Abbas together again and plotting on what to hatch on Netanyahu who is necessarily wary

 

But the United Nations has been busy on another front, the front of historic and significant places. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has determined the historic relevance of the Temple Mount, the Mosques, Churches and Shrine upon it, the Western Wall and Plaza and all surrounding areas are of solely Islamic origins. Apparently the wall built by Herod in the years before the start of the Gregorian calendar was actually built solely for Muhammad to tie up his first magic steed which transported him in his dream to the farthest Mosque, which happened to be present despite not being built for another two to three centuries where he strode upon second magical beast which carries him through the planes of Heaven where he met Moses, Gabriel, Abraham and a who’s who of Biblical greats and Allah as well where he was bid to write the Quran which would eventually be understood by the great sages of Islam instructed them to spread Islam across the face of the Earth until it was the sole religion putting to the sword all others in a final struggle.

 

Such decrees from UNESCO are not new and have the same weight as a feather blowing in the winds of war in Syria had of ending that carnage any time soon. Still, when these are added to the rest, we wonder why the Catholic Church and the other Christian religions who are bid to care for the holy Christian Churches on the Temple Mount which were included in the general gifting of the entire area and transforming those as well into Muslim shrines are not up in arms. The same can be asked of the Israeli government and Jewish Chief Rabbis; where are their protests and indignations? Meanwhile there is the idea that the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) may be pulled from their presence in Area A of the West Bank where they have assisted the Palestinian Security Forces with subduing terrorism including any attempts by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and we can guess potentially the Islamic State from toppling Mahmoud Abbas and setting up shop launching suicide bombers and rockets into Israel and other violences including the favorite pastime of hurling rocks through the windshields of passing vehicles in attempts to crash the vehicles and kill its occupants. One can only wonder where the impetus for such an idea could have arisen.

 

There was that interesting idea flushed out in the Huffington Post article titled To Save His Middle East Legacy, Obama Must Recognise a Palestinian State Now written by Ibrahim Fraihat, a Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center and Affiliate Scholar at Georgetown University in Qatar. In the article it was put forth that President Obama should recognize Palestine declaring its existence and potentially its borders as a final stab at preserving any legacy for President Obama in the Middle East, to finally earn his Nobel Peace Prize apparently given him in the promise that he would establish Palestine, and make a final, in your face, insult to pay back Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for his insults and actively campaigning in the United States for the Republicans against President Obama in his bid for his second term. It also stated that the United States would eventually recognize Palestine and why should President Obama allow such a great prize slip through his fingers and fall to some subsequent President. The piece de resistance was noting how once leaving office Presidents and other high officials from the United States government had all readjusted their positions on Israel and the Palestinians after leaving office and no longer falling under the pressures and influences of that eternal damnation (extra descriptors from our impressions) of the Israel Lobby. The prime example coming from that fairest of judges, Jimmy, Israel and the Jews be damned, Carter who never missed an opportunity to pile more grief and shames upon Israel at every turn.

 

Add the UNESCO rulings, the Human Rights constant irritations, the Huffington Post floating an idea for President Obama and the pulling of IDF troops from Area A allowing for the possible declaration of that area, the one guaranteed the Palestinians in the Oslo Accords where Area C was preserved for Israeli expansion and Area B was to be donated as to who got what and the then required borders which such would imply. The immediate reaction came from Yair Lapid among others who view themselves as Israel’s next Prime Minister warning of renewed suicide bombings, buses exploding on the streets of Tel Aviv and throughout Israel and a terror wave of unprecedented proportions as these attacks could now be organized and launched without the usual IDF and Shin Bet intelligence warning of the imminent attacks. May these warning be nothing more than political maneuvering and second guessing, there still is a grain of truth but Israel would not likely be the initial target, and there is the fly in the ointment. Without the IDF and other intelligence gathering there is a distinct possibility, some might say likelihood, that Hamas, or worse, Islamic State could launch a successful coup potentially using many of those exact same Palestinian Security Forces to assist their takeover. Where would the United Nations, European Union and all the other myriad of forces be in blaming Israel for such an eventuality and the instituting of a true and recognized terrorist takeover in the Palestinian governance? This would result in the unbelievable response where Hamas would be recognized as now being the new democratically chosen leaders and Gaza would no longer be that threat thus leading to demands for Israel to lift the embargo. But wait a moment, was there not a mention out of Turkey that Netanyahu had promised to lift the embargo and assist Turkey in building a sea port in Gaza as part of the reconciliation between the two nations. That simply places the cherry atop the giant ice cream sundae which apparently is in the offing if all these floated ideas come to fruition.

 

As to how much of this is valid we can only guess. The IDF pull back from Area A is very doable and would not particularly be a disaster and actually only an inconvenience in the loss of intelligence which would be nowhere near as serious as some have implied. The real danger of an IDF pullout is the possibility that Abbas would lose control and be replaced by somebody or some group worse than the Palestinian Authority. One must remember that the actually elected Palestinian Parliament has a majority of Hamas and allied ministers which would imply their having the real support in the West Bank, or at the least in Area A. The latest polling out of Gaza show the majority of the people asked actually called for the replacement of Hamas by anybody more attuned to their needs and less concerned with terror tunnels and rocket construction and more dedicated to rebuilding their homes and shopping areas and the rest of the destruction which has been all but ignored as the lion’s share of the concrete and building materials have indeed gone into terrorist infrastructure and largely tunnels which have been collapsing with an unbelievable frequency. It is notable that the people of Gaza have tired of the war every two to three years against Israel where Hamas assures the maximalist damage and the minimalist repair afterwards such that the next conflict starts with great photoshoots of destruction already in place before Israel fires their first salvo. How absolutely convenient if you are the media seeking a story condemning Israel or Hamas assuring their narrative of woe has a maximalist effect with the aid of the media.

 

All of these items start with the truths of the United Nations through UNESCO and the UNHRC and their decisions condemning Israel and all Israeli claims especially to any religious or historical sites. The declaration of the entirety of the Temple Mount and surroundings is right in step with the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Leah are all buried in the cave which Abraham bought using foreign monies so as to differentiate his claims from that of the Canaanites. That along with Rachel’s Tomb and Jacob’s tomb have all been designated Islamic holy sites if memory serves us correctly (validations or corrections would be accepted and appreciated). The article calling on President Obama to recognize Palestine though containing numerous and generous falsehoods is real and the rumor of an imminent IDF pull back from Area A is also real. What they all add up to is anybody’s conjecture and one is as good as any other unless you possess the demonstrable predictive powers of a Nostradamus, through writing in cryptic quatrains assisted in his being applied to any and every situation or event or more. Finally, any conclusions which imply the end of the Jewish State are great exaggerations with absolutely no connection to reality as we are not going anywhere, period. Lastly, the future is the one item where any prediction is usually malleable enough to at least contain a grain of truth otherwise who would believe them other than those already firmly in the camp from whence such preposterous prediction arise. One of our favorites for consistency is indeed former President Jimmy Carter who will always denounce Israel and praise Cuba, what a man of foresight, everything he represents is basically upside down and consistently so. He and the United Nations are two institutions where you can hardly ever go wrong opposing.

 

For your viewing pleasure, here is an outtake from the latest CNN Democrat Presidential debate where Hillary and Bernie square off over Israel, enjoy and do not take anything said by Hillary as denoting actual policies she would enact. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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