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January 30, 2016

The Disappearing Israel Should They Get Their Way

 

Swedish schoolbooks which have maps have no Israel written in Arabic and that have been distributed among school children in the city of Malmö, Sweden, the town where visibly being a Jew makes one a target for threats, harassment and possible physical violence which will not be pursued as a crime by the authorities. This is the result of further Arab pressures coming predominantly from the presumably cash strapped Palestinian Authority. Perhaps you remember them from a number of months back coming with their hands out, tears in their eyes with sobs breaking forth between the quivering pathetic whispers, very loud whispers, about being broke and the mean world which had not contributed sufficiently to their needy and worthy cause. The same Palestinian Authority which could almost be blamed for Europe’s insolvency as they, along with the United States and United Nations, provided them with billions, if not trillions of Euros and Dollars.

 

Meanwhile, UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) is a separately funded agency taking care of only the Arab Palestinians set-up in such a way as to expand, not resolve the refugee crisis. It is a singular refugee agency separate of the main United Nations refugee agency, the one which covers every other refugees and has them settled or relocated usually within five to ten years, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). It represents the United Nations Refugee Agency and is currently resettling the Syrian refugees and anybody else desiring to move from the Middle East and potentially North Africa to Europe, Canada, the United States and potentially Australia. There are a group of nations which will not assume any of the tasks for resettling these refugees and the others who accompany their flooding tide into Europe; which are almost any Arab nations, Israel, Japan, Mexico and a few others who either have security concerns or laws which prevent their taking in refugees. They prefer their borders not be inundated with foreigners and any who so manage to relocate and even gain citizenship still are barred from owning land. We should get back to the main point before we drift out of range.

 

There has been a steady and expensive political pressure and propaganda war against Israel by numerous NGOs and other groups and organizations all being coordinated out of Ramallah and indirectly the offices of Mahmoud Abbas, Saeb Erekat, Muhammad Abed Rabbo and a very well-funded, well-staffed and globally connected to support groups and coordinators spread world-wide with their main efforts in Europe, the United States and Canada. Their main coordination are with left and far-left groups and politicians along with the countable multitudes of those who just needed to know they were not alone in wanting that Jewish State destroyed. The numbers willing to join groups or organizations which peddle blood libels, some so dated it is difficult to believe, they are being recycled and believed here in the Twenty-First Century with an internet which one can search and would hope that the first entry would point them out to be lies.

 

Oh well, figured perhaps we ought to test this out first and we were partially correct. The blood to make special Passover Matzah first entry was informing that this was a lie and a very well-worn blood libel against Jews but it was followed by a mix of obvious hoaxes mixed in with some other actual believers. Why we are even the slightest surprised as the latest publication of Mein Kampf hit the best seller list within the week of its release. Further, the fact that in much of MENA nations (Middle East and North Africa) not only is Mein Kampf a perennial top seller but so too are the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. One has to wonder if the Czars even imagined that their little blood libel would outlive them by over one-hundred-years and be used to turn an entire continent and more into virulent Jew haters and that their every word would be taken as sworn fact. This all goes to answer those who claim that such things need not be discredited and their falsities are made public at every opportunity as nobody, or at least no sane person, would ever believe these obvious frauds.

 

Well, amongst the crowds where most of us live, work and socialize, that is true; but most of us never spend much time socializing with people outside our comfort zone. After all, when was the last time any of us spent a Saturday night at a biker bar off the beaten trail in Death Valley? Didn’t think so. Leave it that those who honestly believe such lies do not exactly check the validity of these spurious claims at Snopes.com and mostly hang with others who simply reinforce such lies as if in an echo chamber where such claims are repeated more often than we could ever imagine. Please trust that such people exist even probably close to wherever one might be reading this article as for all one knows somebody in the building or Internet café might very well be reading and surfing one of the many and unfortunately ubiquitous web sites or forums where the greatest evil threatening the world are the ever plotting Jews who control the White House, yes, even President Obama’s White House, as he was supported by APAC on many of his many signature legislative efforts, you know.

 

What has become frightening is that across many Western Universities a Jew wearing anything which identifies them as Jewish is very likely to be assailed and even assaulted. They would live with near constant beratements and insults. During any of the anti-Israel and anti-Zionist demonstrations such as the BDS protests (boycott, divestment and sanction), Israel Apartheid Week, Palestine Awareness protests, Naqba Week demonstrations, Palestinian Awareness Month and various other such demonstrations; these demonstrations are always well organized. Many have instigators trained on what buttons to push and what arguments to use to silence any Israel defender and one often used tactic is to have three or four such instigators to surround the pro-Israel person and all yell and threaten them until they retreat if only to seek safety at which point they point and loudly proclaim their victory and point to the shamed Jew lover. If the Israel defender attempts to speak, they are shouted down; and if screaming in their face and surrounding them does not intimidate them into disengaging, then the shoving where one will forcefully nudge the Israel defender pushing them just enough that they make contact with one of the others who then throws himself back usually falling and then screaming like a banshee about being struck by the pro-Israel defender and demanding loudly that their assailant be arrested. When the person walks away, the screams change to look at the shamed Jew, well, you know, see above. These and numerous other tactics can be used which can be referenced in “Rules for Radicals.” The rules have not changed, just the target. In the 1960s the target was the man as he had all the power, now the target is the Jew amongst the nations, Israel and the Jews by presumed association, as they are presumed to be the new power structure.

 

The proof is in the facts of how Israel has the undefeatable IDF (Israeli Defense force), nuclear weapons, and sits in control of Washington, banking, Wall Street, media, the European governments, the European Union and the most delicious of them all, the United Nations. Then there are the sins of Israel which are legendary such as their Apartheid laws as the Palestinian Arabs have not been permitted to vote since 2004 and two elections have been cancelled, never mind that they were cancelled by Mahmoud Abbas and friends who desired to hang on to power and control of the monies. Such things are left unspoken as they might ruin the whole house of cards which is the entire libels against Israel. Israel is also carrying out a systematic genocide against the Arab Palestinians, never mind the half to three-quarters of a million who existed in 1950 according to United Nations census and the current numbers approaching six or seven million. Those are some of the worst numbers if the Israelis have been carrying out a genocidal extermination as the numbers reflect so exactly the opposite that such an accusation would be laughable if anybody actually checked the claim. Then there are the claims that Israel uses disproportional force when they are forced into enforcing the rule of law or entering Gaza to put an end to Hamas and Islamic Jihad usually after their slow creeping increase in rocket fire into Israel targeting civilians reaching into hundreds each day, well past what any other nation would tolerate.

 

One could almost hear the numerous reporters when asking, out of sheer curiosity and perplexity as to the reasons that there were approaching two-thousand dead in Gaza and virtually no Israeli civilian deaths. These questions were lies on so many levels it is difficult to go through them without losing one’s mind. First, their count of the deaths in Gaza included Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters. Second, they already knew that it was as a direct use of human shields and the effectiveness of the Iron Dome in protecting Israeli civilians. It was also because Israel used shelters and the public knew well the drills for when the Code Red alarm sounded while Hamas and Islamic Jihad used basements in hospitals for their headquarters, has sufficient tunnel space to protect every Gazan but restricted their use to Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists. Israel placed units to protect civilians while Hamas and Islamic Jihad placed their rocket and mortar launchers adjacent to buildings used to house civilians who needed (not bomb-proof and simply better than outside) shelters, schools, hospitals and residential buildings. There was a strike which hit a Gazan hospital which immediately was reported to be the result of Israeli artillery or airstrike proved to be an errant Hamas rocket.

 

 

Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

 

 

There was one absolutely ludicrous demand from the United Nations Human Rights Council following up its endorsement of the Davis Commission’s report on the 2014 Gaza conflict by insisting Israel must provide the Gaza Strip with Iron Dome missile defense system to protect the territory from rockets launched within the territory that fail to reach Israel which placed Gaza residents at risk. There was one reporter who asked directly why weren’t there more dead Jews, not even Israelis but actually Jews. The levels of hostilities shown Israel from amongst the nations of the world and the Jews as a people of the world are as shocking as they are revolting. The efforts to eradicate Israel, and in many cases those demanding the death of Israel, have every intent of following that up with the end of the Jews as a people. The Hamas Charter states such using a quote from the Hadiths quoting that the rocks will call out that there is a Jew hiding and for the servants of Allah come and kill them. Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezballah actually in one of his speeches expressed how he wished that every Jew be moved to Israel as then he would not be required to go very far to murder every last Jew on the Earth. Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi stated during a speech, “The only thing I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah.”

 

 

Hassan Nasrallah Gesturing during remote feed video onto large screen during Hezballah semi-annual pretense of readiness to defeat any Israeli assault as he remain in hiding presumably beyond the reach of Israeli drones and commandos. This enhances his appearance of constantly under threat by Israeli forces seeking to assassinate him. The likely truth is that Israel had no reason, desire or even bothered to draw up plans to do so. As far as whether Israel could find Hassan Nasrallah’s various secreted locations, probably already have them pinpointed on some map just in case it becomes advantageous to remove Nasrallah from his position as the figurehead of Hezballah.

Hassan Nasrallah Gesturing during remote feed video onto large screen during Hezballah semi-annual pretense of readiness to defeat any Israeli assault as he remain in hiding presumably beyond the reach of Israeli drones and commandos. This enhances his appearance of constantly under threat by Israeli forces seeking to assassinate him. The likely truth is that Israel had no reason, desire or even bothered to draw up plans to do so. As far as whether Israel could find Hassan Nasrallah’s various secreted locations, probably already have them pinpointed on some map just in case it becomes advantageous to remove Nasrallah from his position as the figurehead of Hezballah.

 

 

European Union and the United Nations have both at some point made such over the top, ludicrous statements either as a body or through individual offices or officers that they needed to back-pedal from their statement to avoid further embarrassment. The same can be said about numerous leftist news outlets from CNN, the BBC, to French Channel 2, to the New York Times and others have all been caught in outlandish accusations about Jews, Israelis and Israel herself. Then there is the famous exchange between President Obama and then French President Sarkozy (spoofed below by one of our favorite adapted images) as they were caught exchanging statements of Sarkozy, “Netanyahu, I can’t stand him. He’s a liar.” Not ever desiring to be outdone at anything, President Obama replied, “You’re Tired of him, what about me? I have to deal with him every day.” We wish that had said it all, but the American President has recently pulled out all the stops and has both barrels lowered and ready to fire and Israel is in those crosshairs. Run!

 

Sarkozy and Obama discussing Netanyahu and by so all of Israel

 

 

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January 19, 2015

Military Strike Spoils Plans for Attack on Israel

 

Hezballah has reported that a helicopter strike in southwestern Syria has killed Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, along with four Iranians amongst others while they were setting explosives along the Syrian border with Israel, breaking terms of the armistice, and preparing rockets for strike to be launched against Israel. No nation has claimed credit for these strikes but I would like to issue an open ended thanks to whoever it may have been. There were reports that shortly before the strike there were drones orbiting over the site though it has not been reported where the drones went. It has also not been explained what a top Hezballah was doing with four Iranians in southwestern Syria setting explosives along the Israeli border or why rocket launchers were being set up and armed with rockets set in a direction which would have resulted in their launching into Israel. As Israel has refused to comment and there has also been no commentary from the United States, let me first thank President Obama and the folks at the Pentagon just in case the United States decided to strike these dangerous and potentially problematic actions along the Israeli border and if it was Israel then well played, well played.

 

Whatever were the particulars on who performed this strike, what was surprising is this is the first actual report of preparations for a strike on Israel from within Syrian territory. There have been numerous people crossing from Syria into Israel seeking medical aid and each has been treated and returned to Syria upon their complete recovery. There have been no question as to which side they may be aligned with or even whether or not they are civilians, Syrian military or from amongst the myriad of terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS, or even Hezballah; they are simply treated and returned across the border. Perhaps this explains some of the reasons for healthcare costs along with the Palestinians from Judea, Samaria and even Gaza which receive treatment in Israel even including the granddaughter and wife of leading Hamas officers. Had these rockets been launched into Israel it would not have made any difference where or what they had struck or what response they might have intended, be that being able to internationalize the conflict or to have drawn Israel into the war in order to gain sympathy and involvement of other Middle Eastern governments into the war, the sole response they would have drawn would have been an Israeli strike against whatever forces within Syria which were determined to have been responsible. This brings us to emphasizing something which needs to be stressed and made known before it ever becomes an incitement in the form of an attack on Israeli cities, towns, farms or other targets within Israel as evidence has been gathered where such strikes have been proposed as a way of internationalizing the Syrian war and being able to make a general call to arms in support of Assad claiming that Syrian forces have come under attack by the Israelis. Assad realized that Syria is lost and is fighting now for the survival of the only thing he really cares about, his survival and to remain the Iranian base of supply for Hezballah and the Iranian harbor for any operations they may plan for the Mediterranean Sea. Assad realized his strategic importance as Iran’s western Mediterranean base and also as an Iranian staging area bordering Israel which offers far greater strategic depth than does Lebanon. Iran has also proven their belief in the importance of their Syrian base of operations through their providing provisions for Syrian and Hezballah fighters and their ordering Nasrallah to commit Hezballah forces to assist Assad for without the Hezballah forces it is very likely that Syria may have already fallen before the combined forces made up by al-Qaeda allied terror groups such as al-Nusra plus the forces of the now infamous ISIS terrorists, though they prefer to simply be called IS (pronounced iz) rather than ISIS (pronounced iz-iz).

 

This now primordial struggle between historic forces of enmity, Sunnis and Shiites, has ravaged Syria beyond imagination of anyone who has not resided or been stationed in a nation embroiled in a war where the complete eradication and destruction of the enemy was the stated aim of both sides fighting within the national borders. Many cities in World War II faced such destruction; Stalingrad and Dresden come to mind. That is the real horror of the war in Syria, the complete and utter destruction of a nation to the point that it no longer retains the infrastructure necessary to support the nation’s population and the neighboring nations where most of the population has fled are not prepared or capable of absorbing these refugees who no longer have homes, jobs, places to shop, food stores, farms or much else to facilitate their returning to their former neighborhoods. The horrific destruction has been one of the resulting dilemmas for which nobody has given much concern. Perhaps this might be something which the United Nations might put some of their brainiacs on seeking answers to instead of rushing to investigate Israel at the behest of a collection of terrorist entities pretending to be a nation. Solving the dilemma which is Syria would also assist in finding a solution for a fair number of so-called refugee Arabs who had been held in camps in Syria before Assad had his military target those very same camps just in case they might join the forces marshalled against him. Those refugees are now double refugees which are currently under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and potentially might return to being under United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) should they ever be returned and their camp rebuilt in Syria. All of this is pure conjecture about a future which is so far out of sight that perhaps any solutions for what to do after the Syrian struggle reaches an end point should be planned for some time in the next century.

 

Hezballah has responded to the strike saying that the death Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, along with four Iranians was “a hard blow to take.” Further it has been reported by Turkish media that Hezballah has elevated the readiness of its forces stationed along the southern border areas of Lebanon with Israel. These forces are stations south of the Litani River which has brought a number of Israeli complaints as such placement of Hezballah terrorists south of the Litani River breaks the agreement which ended the second Lebanon war armistice. But never mind such a brazen breach of a treaty presumably enforced by the United Nations, United States and the European Union with European and other United Nations troops were supposed to enforce along with forces from the Lebanese Army. The United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) were reinforced almost doubling their size with the explicit orders and mission statement was to prevent any rebuilding of the infrastructure of command bunkers, concealed rocket launching emplacements, ammunitions depots which are often placed within people’s homes, interconnecting tunnels and tank traps amongst other military support emplacements as well as preventing Hezballah terrorists to take up position south of the Litani River but they found an endless number of reasons why they failed every stipulation of their mission statement. About the only unanswered question is whether or not Hezballah and the UNIFIL forces are sharing buildings again where they both have their flags raised overhead on the same flagpole. Whatever the case with UNIFIL and their questionable ability to restrict Hezballah from reestablishing their fortresses rocket launching platforms, armament depots and other installations, with Hezballah blaming Israel for the loss of their command level personage, Jihad Mughniyeh, four Iranian fighters and other personnel and placing their terrorist forces on heightened military preparedness level and announcing their holding Israel responsible for the attack on their personnel, Israel has also placed personnel in the north along the Lebanese border on a heightened awareness and hopefully doubling the numbers of patrols and soldiers contained in each patrol making all the needed preparations to repel any Hezballah incursions across the border. Hopefully neither side will provoke any further actions escalating the confrontation further nor requiring an Israeli response as such will not be anything like the second Lebanon war, the IDF has provided all infantry units’ additional training to better prepare her troops for any situation. As of the time of this report there has been no infiltration by Hezballah terrorists and with any luck the fates will allow for both sides to relax their heightened levels of alert ending this escalation without any further altercations. The Hezballah reactions and statements begs a basic question namely; what were Jihad Mughniyeh, four Iranian agents and a platoon or so of Hezballah terror fighters doing in Syria and what was their intentions as they were caught laying explosives charges along the Syrian-Israel border and setting up rocket launchers such that any rocket fired from them would necessarily strike within the borders of Israel and not be launched into Syria at their opponents.

 

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