Beyond the Cusp

September 2, 2018

Solution to Arab-Israeli Conflict is 3000 Years Old

 

The real initial step to a proper and equitable solution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict is to first admit that, and let us be honest, the Arab world focused their intent for destruction of Israel to this invented group of Arabs they agreed to call Palestinians. Even their name was stolen from the term used by empires to name the Jews in the Holy Lands from the Roman Empire straight through to the British Empire, when they were given the Mandate. The British even solved the Arab-Israeli problem by giving 78% of the Mandate to the Arab nation we now call Jordan and promised the remaining 22%, the lands west of the Jordan River, were guaranteed as indivisible for the Jewish nation (see map below). Did anyone catch the important words ‘guaranteed as indivisible’ just as the British backed their word presumably with the British Crown? So, we will work from there and then seek a plausible and equitable solution. This decision was justified as conforming to the lands promised the Israelites in the Bible which were the lands west of the Jordan River.

 

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

 

Israel should simply inform the leadership and security forces in the Shomron and Gaza that in exactly number of days, let us start with one week, to gather their moveable property and bankbooks and leave going to whatever nation which will accept them. Should they find that time limit is impossible to meet, they should be informed that the IDF will be tasked with assisting them in whatever means they choose. Should their choice be that they are not going without a fight, the IDF should be instructed to use whatever amount of force leaves their soldiers at the least risk. Should resistance be attempted, the rest of the world should be informed that such resistance could lead to casualties. The freeing of the Arabs residing currently under vindictive dictatorships in both Gaza and the PA regions of the Shomron should be something cheered throughout the world. We realize that because Israel will be involved, the world will grow a huge chip on their shoulders and gather all their rage into stern stares before claiming that Israel is destroying Palestinian democracy. We have a little secret for people who wish to know the reality; the only Arabs living under a free democracy between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea reside as citizens of Israel and are not part of the Palestinian Arab population. Once the regions have been cleared of those whose interests are based on continued and permanent conflict with Israel thusly pacified, we can proceed to find that equitable solution.

 

The promise we will provide is that each Arab currently residing in these areas will be given the same choices with those living in the refugee camps and will be treated with some degree of equality with those not in the camps. More on this as we proceed. There is an equitable means for giving the Arabs in question freedom. First, they will be granted a choice, and they will be required to choose one of these choices within a set period, likely four months. The first choice is to remain living where they are and being treated as an alien resident just as many workers from around the world who take jobs within Israel. These Arabs will be required to sign a nonaggression pledge which if violated will result in deportation. Anyone remaining with the design of committing some terrorist action, they should know that any conviction of attempted or acted terrorism will result in deportation with no right to ever return. Once someone had been so deported, should they reenter Israel, it will be on pain of life in prison. Those remaining will be allowed to work where they find employment and will pay the same taxes as other resident aliens. As far as their ever being permitted to become citizens of Israel will be something which would be determined in the future. The second choice is to leave Israel permanently only permitted to return for visits with a Visa stating the length of such a visit. Those leaving will not be sent away without compensations. First, they will be given high market value for their property for which they can produce a deed. Further, each person leaving will be granted a relocation bonus. The bonus will be a one-time offer which will end at the end of the stated period. The people in the refugee camps will receive compensation equal to the average property value if they decide to leave Israel. For those who remain there may be a set amount they will be permitted towards purchasing a residence. The camps will be leveled at the end of the period and new apartments or other housing built in their place.

 

When the world explodes claiming that Israel is being inhumane, they will be justly ignored. One reason is that these Arabs will be permitted to elect their own leadership locally but will not be permitted to vote in national elections. These regions where they will be granted this added right will only apply to the region where they currently reside. Those outside of these locations will be given a set period in which to relocate to one of the named areas receiving a fair price for their present deeded property. The main part of this solution is that the Arabs may have a choice for how they desire to spend their future. All Israel desires is to be at peace and that is the result of this plan. Any Arab choosing to commit violence against Israel, they should understand that such will be met with whatever violence is required to permanently end such attacks. The IDF will be told to act in whatever manner places their soldiers in the least amount of threat. They should take a direct and immediate response to any violence seeking to remove the source of the violence. This would include targeting those who were responsible for the violence including the planners, the ones who produced or provided the weaponry such as rockets, bombs, mortars and launchers, and those who ordered the violence no matter where they may be located. Israel will no longer accept any forms of violence to be used targeting her citizens and will consider the Arab-Israeli conflict ended. Israel will also be open to exchanging ambassadors with any Arab nation desiring such plus this exchange will be a sign of peace ending any belligerence between Israel and that nation. This would be a face saving method of ending the state of war still existing between Israel and numerous nations of the Arab League. Israel will also open trade with these nations which will hopefully enhance relations.

 

Once the lives of those Arabs who remain within Israel improves, and their happiness becomes obvious and terrorism is no longer a problem, a situation which will become evident within a year or possibly as long as two years, then perhaps the world will finally calm down and realize that Israel is not going away and had made peace with the Arabs, even if the Arabs have not all made peace with Israel. This is a formula for peace, permanent and steady peace in which all will benefit. Will it cost Israel a lot of money to enact such a solution? Probably, but that cost will be returned in the properties and people saved by the ending of terrorism and having peace. Once this plan has been enacted and the time has passed for the Arabs to choose, after that peace will be all but around the corner. The final problem will be those Arabs who refuse to take either choice is the final problem. These Arabs will be deported with no remuneration and their method of removal will have the identical form as was the initial removal of the leadership and known people who were participating in terror in any form. The IDF will be instructed to take all measures to keep their soldiers as safe as possible. Then the Arabs who remain will have signed a nonaggression pledge which will mean that peace will finally be possible and even likely. Those who refuse to accept this peace will be addressed with sufficient force to terminate such threats if from outside of Israel and by deportation to any from within Israel. The world will need to understand that Israel will no longer tolerate any violence perpetrated against any of her citizens and all violence will be addressed without regard to borders if the neighboring nations are unwilling to prevent the violence against Israeli citizens and property.

 

Israel will probably continue to see resolution after resolution from all parts of the United Nations, European Union and collective nations, the Arab League and collective nations, and others from all around the globe. For those nations, actively condemning Israel will find that Israel will return the favor by limiting trade with these nations. These limitations will not be in the form of limiting Israel goods being sold but in informing the Israeli people about who these nations are and the Israeli people will choose whether or not to buy products from that nations and Israeli companies can choose whether or not to deal with these nations. There will not be a need for actual trade wars or tariffs or any normative form of limit on trade, it will be simply the choices made by the Israeli people. Some will possibly decide to seek to buy the effected products while others will avoid buying these products. Israel will add one requirement to commercials for product that their nation of origin be included in a standard disclaimer at the end of the commercial. Informed consumers are happy consumers.

 

Lastly, there will be an adjustment period where there will be a near constant cacophonic din of chaotic disdain for what Israel will be doing. The main claim will be that Israel has no claim to these lands. We advise they check the entirety of conferences, conventions and treaties resulting from World War I and then settle down. What would actually be doing Israel a great favor would be to take Israel before any of the various World Courts or at The Hague, as this would settle the entire uproar rather quickly. Just so we can save the world’s time, International Law is on the side of Israel and that was plain to see in the map at the beginning of this article. Israel legally owns all the lands in question with the exception of Gaza. That would not be much of a problem as Hamas and Islamic Jihad are both terrorist organizations which means that Gaza is no longer a nation or recognized governance as terrorist groups are not actual governments and are to be addressed in any necessary action to end their occupation of lands. The Shomron belongs to Israel as the Palestinian Authority actually has run past its limited time within which it was to make a lasting peace. By refusing to make peace, they are no longer relevant and as such, they are no longer legal governance. This is a just settlement of the problem which will work to the benefit of the Arabs involved and free them from the oppressive whims of their dictatorial leadership which enforces its power through violent suppression of choice, freedom, and liberty and stifles free enterprise and strangles the regional economies. This would be a liberation process and those who feel they desire oppressive governance can choose to relocate virtually anywhere else in the region. Israel will take any complaints about her treatment of the Arabs who remain from the Palestinian Arabs for their actual worth and ignore them six months after this process has been applied. When Israel finds a terrorist which nations complain will be improperly deported, Israel will gladly offer to deport them to the complaining nations at random. We can hardly wait to see who wins the first raffling for the location for the first deportee. Who will be the lucky nation, France, Sweden, Canada, Venezuela or where?

 

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August 30, 2018

Israel Negotiations with Islam Fruitless

 

President Trump believes that by substituting the nation of Jordan for the Palestinian Authority (originally the PLO terror organization led by Yassir Arafat) as the coming solution known euphemistically as “The Deal of the Century” also known as President Trump’s grand solution, it will bring peace. We may remember that during the campaigns, both the primaries and the Presidential elections hearing candidate Trump making the grand claim the he would be the man who would solve the Arab-Israeli Conflict. We thought he was being presumptuous then and we think his idea of using Jordan is an equally grand pipe dream. Israel made peace with Jordan under their former King, Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: الحسين بن طلال) back in 1994 and back then Jordan released their claims to the Shomron (a.k.a. West Bank) which Jordan had illegally annexed in around 1951 after having taken it during the 1948-9 War of Intent to Eradicate the Nascent Jewish Aberration (a.k.a. Israel’s War of Independence). Interestingly, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon and the remainder of Arab militias and national contingents attacking Israel the morning of her birth had this strange concept. They all believed that the lines drawn on the proposal from the United Nations General Assembly contained in UNGA Resolution 181 were the defined front lines dividing the Arab world from the Zionist Entity. International Law believed, immediately after the Arab League refused the offer under UNGA Res. 181 voiding the entire offer making it as if it never had existed, believed the border of Israel in the east was the Jordan River. This means that according to International Law, the border for the Jewish State of Israel at the crack of dawn of May 15, 1948 included all of the Shomron and all of the Gaza Strip as it was called back in the day as their basis was the British Mandate borders (see map below). The war’s Arab intent was best described by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League as follows: “It will be a war of annihilation. It will be a momentous massacre in history that will be talked about like the massacres of the Mongols or the Crusades.” Obviously, as Israel still exists, something went terrible wrong with the Arab plans.

 

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 result of this war, Egypt had control of the Gaza Strip and Jordan had control of the Shomron. Egypt controlled the Gaza Strip but never annexed the region nor provided the Arabs residing within Egyptian citizenship and left them as people with no actual country but as a protectorate of Egypt. Jordan, on the other hand, did annex the Shomron and renamed it West Bank, as the name Shomron was far too Jewish. They also extended full citizenship to all the occupants within and permitted free movement between the two sides of the Jordan River. Jordan even went further and gave many prominent Jordanians deeds to lands which had belonged to the Jews who had been dispossessed and forced from these now Arab lands. Further, the Jordanians also forced numerous thousands of their own citizens into the West Bank in order to cement their claims, almost tripling the number of residents. Only the British and Pakistanis recognized the Jordanian annexation of the Shomron while the rest of the world, including the Arab League, all refused to recognize the Jordanian move. This is an illegal act under International Law as the lands west of the Jordan River were gained as a result of an offensive war against Israel. Their claim was that the border was not the Jordan River but the result of UNGA Res. 181, but as we explained, the Arab League’s rejection of this resolution voided it and it has no legal standing. Yet time and again, the Arab World will pull out the map showing the planned borders of that resolution and demand that it be enforced as now they fully accept it and thus it is revived from its posthumous state. Fortunately, the enforcers of International Law, the World Court System, recognize UNGA Res. 181 as merely the vitrified remains of a proposal which was sunk by the Arab League’s rejection as do the Arabs which is why they have never challenged the legal borders of Israel, as they know the result will be the Jordan River.

 

When Israel and Jordan reached their agreement, just like Egypt surrendered their illegally held Gaza Strip, Jordan surrendered their illegally held Shomron. Then afterwards they made a grand announcement that their surrender of the West Bank had been to the PLO and not to Israel after Yasser Arafat threw a fit. Now we need take a look at the PLO which was formed in 1964 and not as a result of the Six Day War as the propaganda of its mythological beginnings likes to claim. The PLO was the brainchild of the KGB who assigned two of the top spots to their protégés, Yassir Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, who both came from their training in Moscow. The KGB worked with the Arab League and a number of Arab nations and this was the beginning of the Palestinian Arabs. Previous, when referring to the Palestinians, one was referring to the Jews, as the Arabs were known as Egyptians, Syrians, Iraqis, Jordanians, and Saudi Arabians, or simply as Arabs. The KGB had planned well as they now used the fact that there existed a history of the Palestinians in the land which was the history of the Jewish residents under the British Mandate. By repetition they adopted the entirety of the Jewish history which called the Jews Palestinians and now they simply claimed that it meant Arab and the Jews were never in the lands until after World War II, a complete and total fabrication, but claiming the Jews came from Europe after the Holocaust and the world run by the British and Americans planted their unwanted Jewish refugees from the camps in the middle of Arab lands in order to destroy all the Arab lands. Never mind the 1917 Balfour Declaration, the 1920 San Remo Conference, the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres, the 1922 League of Nations Mandate System, and Article 80 of the United Nations Charter which made the United Nations responsible for enforcing the Mandate System exactly as applied when enacted by the League of Nations. All of these items came well before World War II and were mostly as an action where the European victors of World War I were seeking how to distribute the lands that they had won without actually taking the lands. There were also treaties which completely restructured Eastern Europe cutting up the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) were not the sole places which were altered as a result of the end of World War I and one of the main concepts behind these restructurings of borders was to return lands to their original existing indigenous peoples.

 

There were some exceptions such as the Kurdish People had been promised they were to receive lands in northern regions of Iraq but the finds of sizable oil fields in the Mosul region and a favorable agreement between Getty and the King of Iraq led to Britain simply granting Iraq rule over the Kurdish regions and the Kurds were cheated by the British out of their own promised homeland. When the Kurds recently took a vote and over 90% of their people demanded they declare independence, the United States threatened they could not support such a move with military aid as it was inconvenient at this time according to the United States State Department. Israel had backed Kurdish independence and told them that they would regret not taking this opportunity. Somebody should have also told them that the State Department is not the department which controls weapons sales and providing people protection, that is the Department of Defense. Since their choosing not to declare independence the Kurdish People have been under constant assaults by Iraqi and Iranian forces in northern Iraq and sweeping Turkish attempts at a genocide in northern Syria. The Kurds and the World will regret not granting the Kurds their required needs to make a free and democratic nation in the heart of the Middle East.

 

Now we are hearing that President Trump is about to make one intelligent move and one far less so. The first is going to be announce that the United States rejects Palestinian ‘Right of Return’ and puts a shot through the heart of UNWRA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). What the State Department recently found was that the numbers of actual refugees, who remain of their original populations, not including their five or more million offspring since 1948, is estimated to be in the low tens of thousands. The United States claims these refugees should be placed within the Department of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees which should address the situation as per the same rules as for all refugees, honest and real and not manufactured refugees, the problem will be completed within five years. This is the first time anybody has dared to claim that the Palestinian Arabs as normal people and not as the most privileged individuals who are so far and away more important than anybody else and even beyond imagination. Still, Jordan as a replacement will produce difficulties, so now let us get down to the real business.

 

The first and very important item is that, as aforementioned, Jordan and Israel reached a peace treaty back in 1994 and in that peace Jordan released their claim to the Shomron. Former Jordanian ambassador Walid has presumably resurrected Jordan’s long-dormant claims to sovereignty in the disputed territories that completely undermine those of the PLO which was presumably inferred in this following statement:

“First of all, the unity of the West Bank with the East Bank was officially and constitutionally adopted on 24 of April 1950. No one disputes this fact. The Constitution of the country at the time was the 1952 Constitution, which stipulated in no uncertain terms that no part of the Kingdom shall be ceded, period. This provision makes the 1988 decision to cut off all legal and administrative relations between the two banks stopping short of ceding the West Bank to any side whatsoever. Any other interpretation of the 1988 political decision is absolutely untenable constitutionally.”

The first disputed statement was his claim that, “No one disputes this fact.” In reference to his statement that, “West Bank with the East Bank was officially and constitutionally adopted on 24 of April 1950.” Only, as previously stated, Pakistan and Britain recognized the Jordanian claim to the Shomron, even as the West Bank, as the world either had ulterior motives, such as the Arab League and Arab nations, or were aware of the invalid claim of annexing lands conquered in the Arab World’s offensive war of 1948-9. The entireties of the Palestinian Arab assertions are for a singular purpose, to destroy the entirety of the Jewish State. The original charter of the PLO laid absolutely no claim to the Shomron claiming that as it was part of Jordan and already in the hands of Islam, they had no problems with that situation, instead they laid claim to the entirety of Israel. Furthermore, the PLO charter did not claim they desired a Palestinian State and made no mentions of Palestine except that this was the lands in which Israel resided. Their intent was to turn all of the lands of Israel over to Jordan once they had eliminated the Zionist presence. It was not until after the Six Day War in June of 1967 that the PLO laid claim for liberating not only the original lands of Israel but also the Shomron. Their intent was still to claim these lands for existing Arab nations.

 

It was in 1993 with the Oslo Accords that the idea was broached to the PLO demanding their state of Palestine in the regions of the Shomron and Gaza for the state of Palestine. This concept was very likely suggested by Terje Larsen, a Norwegian sociologist, and Yossi Beilin, a member of Israel’s Labor Party during the earliest and secret negotiations carried out without the knowledge of the Israeli Knesset and only to select extreme left politicians one of which was Simon Peres. The Israeli government was quite shocked when the signing was brought to the Knesset as a complete deal backed by the United States State Department, the European Union, and numerous European leftists with a heavy representation from the Norwegians who provided the secret meetings in the earlier negotiations. We have often mentioned the European desire to find a means of destroying Israel and forcing the Jewish People back into the subservient position they once held where they lived and died on the whims of Christian and Islamic rulers. The concept of armed and proud Jews is an unimaginable and frightful presence to these paranoid delusionals. One of the claims is that Israel poses a threat to the world and especially the Europeans and Islamic worlds with its central location (see map). The paranoia and over-hyping of the presence of Israel and it presumably being the largest and most threatening nation on the Earth is beyond fantasy and well into the ludicrous. This effort by President Trump could be the final and last gasp of the entire Palestinian indigenous people and ancient nation of Palestine hoax.

 

Israel Compared to Europe and the Islamic World is Really Such a Threat?

Israel Compared to Europe and the Islamic World
is Really Such a Threat?

 

The Palestinian drive to destroy Israel has reached a point where the world is getting completely fed up with the rejectionism of every deal no matter how generous. Ehud Barak even went to the point that he offered over 90% of the Shomron and even included East Jerusalem which was meeting everything which Yassir Arafat had told President Clinton was acceptable and would bring peace. Arafat stomped out the next morning rushing past everyone including the media and out the door, into his limo and straight to the airport and back to Jordan where he then returned to his office and began the implementation of the Second Intifada which he unleashed in the fall of 2000. Ehud Olmert made a similar offer to Mahmoud Abbas which was refused without offering any counter deal. It has become more than plainly obvious that the only deal the Arabs will agree to make is the complete removal of Israel from the map. The Khartoum Resolution of September 1967 where the “Three No’s” were agreed upon, “No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, No negotiations with Israel,” defined all dealings with Israel and the Jordanian peace was used to insert the Palestinian plan for Israeli destruction. This concept was simple where the idea was to change the appearance from Israel against the entirety of the Arab World to the Palestinian against the superpower Israel. It worked better than they could have ever hoped, for a while until it all started falling apart. The aggressive hatred of Trump which has been overly obvious and expressed in no uncertain words by Mahmoud Abbas and Saab Erekat and the Palestinian Authority’s absolute and complete rejection of United Stated mediation has bought them real problems. Their position has been lain bare showing that their only peace with Israel is an Israeli grave, and that means the entirety of the Israeli non-Islamic populations. This has bought them being circumvented by President Trump who has now rested his hopes on Jordan.

 

Initially, the Jordanians rejected replacing the Palestinian Authority in negotiations, telling President Trump’s representatives that they could not in good conscience represent the Palestinians as only the Palestinian Authority was capable of being their true representatives. President Trump then sought out Egypt and Saudi Arabia and both initially sounded much more promising. Following statements by both nations then revealed that they would not agree to anything which was less than exactly what Mahmoud Abbas wished for. All of these games could not have set well with Trump as he is more of a straight forward, tell me the reality and do not play games about it. There is no way we can know what President Trump used to change the minds of the leaders and King of Jordan. Whatever he used, it will not avail him in the end, as Jordanian leaders and even the King of Jordan are answerable to the Arab League and other higher institutions all of which will only accept the end of Israel as the Jewish State. We hope for their sake they do not tell President Trump that the Jews need to return to the nations from whence they or their families originally resided. This should go over well as President Trump is aware that half of the Israeli population originated in the Arab world and that Israel absorbed 850,000 Jewish refugees who were ejected from their homes in nations within MENA and many of these families have resided in these lands for generations many for over two thousand years. This was due to the Roman dispersion of the Jews around the year 135 A.D. which included all of the Middle East and Northern Africa. We would love for there to be peace and have suggested that the Palestinians could be given the opportunity to reside within Israel as resident aliens by signing a non-belligerence statement and also have the option to be well reimbursed for their properties and an additional relocation bonus for signing a non-return statement. What should be done about those who refuse both offers? They would need to be treated as belligerents which might prove to be a very unwise choice. Belligerents would simply be granted three times to choose one or the other and if they persist in complete refusal and continue to claim that their only acceptable end to their violence would be the end of Israel, well, they would be invited in a very strong and persistent manner to leave. Should they turn to violence, well, violence begets violence. The only end to this problem which is a war by other means is for one side to be able to declare victory. Israel needs to declare victory and give the Palestinians their choice as to how they wish to be treated. It must be made clear that this is a final situation and there will be no further debate or negotiations, Israel is simply declaring victory. First, let us see how well President Trump and his efforts prove to be. Should they fail, and they most likely will, then Israel must declare victory and end the charade of a Palestinian Arab People whose nation was conquered by Israel. The lands they claim were Palestine were Gaza which was held by Egypt and the Shomron which was illegally claimed by Jordan. There was no Palestine at the time of any of the Arab-Israeli Wars, not in 1948-9, not in 1967 and not in 1973. That is the reality and it is time to apply reality.

 

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August 14, 2018

Peace is an Israeli Leadership Obsession Part II

 

Further discussion at the Synagogue and we discovered something remarkable about the people in power in the government. We saw that almost every minister who was in the top two to four spots, depending on the size of the representation of the party in the Knesset, they talked an excellent game and when speaking always had the right things coming from their mouths. So they obviously understand what is required as they spell it out consistently when they speak. The problem appears to be with their hands, they just cannot write down orders to follow up on what they promised. We were told during and after the last elections that there would be no more tolerating Hamas, Hezballah, or the Palestinian Authority and their lies and aggressions. We were told that terrorism and especially overt attacks such as we just experienced with Hamas would result in hard hitting military reprisals leaving these terrorist entities incapable of attacking Israel in the future. We were told how one rocket and Gaza would be swept clean and Israel would simply retain possession of Gaza after it had been cleansed. That never happened, not with the stabbing and vehicular rammings conducted by and paid for by the Palestinian Authority and it definitively did not happen as Hamas burned down square kilometers of crops, forests and wilderness preserves and fired rockets in the hundreds. Once more Israelis were forced to settle for a whole lot of talk-talk-talk and far less of actions and ending the problem. What Israel both wants and needs is a Prime Minister who does not talk very much, he makes simple, one-time statements and then follows through on those statements. The name Menachem Begin comes to mind. On June 22 1982, Joe Biden, Senator from Delaware, confronted then Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during his Senate Foreign Relations committee testimony, threatening to cut off aid to Israel. Below is Menachem Begin’s priceless and inspiring answer putting Senator Biden in his place rather than trembling before imagined monsters as too many other Prime Ministers have done worrying about what the world will think, Prime Minister Menachem Begin was their lesson for how to treat the world and their reactions.


“Don’t threaten us with cutting off your aid. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them. And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid.”

 

Begin knew from his experiences that Israel, like the Jews have always been, would be attempted to be corrupted making it just to deny them the same rights as given freely to others and in the worst case, Jews were to be sacrificed for the general good. Began gave as good as he got and often better. He knew that were Israel to survive, she would sooner or later be going it alone, thus all foreign aid could do for Israel in the long run is make her dependent upon such funding which inevitably would be withdrawn at the worst possible moment. That would be when the world would attempt to destroy Israel. This is why we decry our continued dependence upon United States produced aircraft for the Israeli Air Force which has no indigenous designed and built aircraft. One American President deciding to end the American Israeli friendship and prevent any parts or new aircraft reaching Israel would cause a disaster unparalleled and potentially striking a fatal blow. Modern Jet Fighters require routine maintenance and replacement of certain parts on a routine schedule if they are to perform well. Take away one part and they cease to function at all in all too many instances or they become dangerous to fly. Israel cannot be beholden to another nation if survival is the main objective. This also would make Israel more freedom to act without the fear of what another nation might think or might do. Had Israel waited for the United States to grant her approval to declare herself a nation, the State Department, Defense Department and virtually every other Cabinet Secretary would have advised Truman to tell the Jews to wait, it was not a convenient time for such a decree. The Jews would still be waiting for the United States government finding it convenient for there to be an Israel and by the time they said great, it is time, all the Jews would have been murdered by the Arabs while the United States might, if the Jews were fortunate, debate the problem. For those who would claim we are being disingenuous, take a look at the Kurds who voted over 92% amongst themselves to declare their independence from Iraq and their governing body decided against doing so because the United States State Department advised them that this was not a good time to do so for the United States. Israel fully backed Kurdish independence but the United States had warned them not to make waves as it would be inconvenient for them at this time. One can only wonder whether the Kurds asked for an approximation of when it would be a good time for the United States. We do not need think too hard to figure out the answer, not now, not next week, not next month, not next year and stop bothering us with such silly nonsense. This is why we have an Israel and the Kurds are being slaughtered by the Turkish forces in northern Syria and by Iraqi forces backed by Iran in Iraq. Thus far, it has been inconvenient for the United States to assist the Kurds any further in their life and death struggle against Turkish, Iranian and Iraqi genocidal efforts as these forces eradicating Kurdish villages are also allies of the United States, not just the Kurds plus it might prove embarrassing and thus making it inconvenient.

 

Kurdish Freedom Rally with Kurdish and Israeli Flags

Kurdish Freedom Rally with Kurdish and Israeli Flags

 

The Kurds also required a leader who spoke with the foreign powers less and listened to the people more as then, every Kurd would have had independence and that makes a people fight just that little bit harder. We understand this in Israel as when we fought our initial war for survival which was renamed the Israeli War of Independence, which is silly, as we had declared ourselves a nation, the British were leaving, and we had independence. What we did not have was security or the backing of any major power, not the USSR, France, Britain or the United States, as all had just finished with World War II and were in no mood for another fight. They all had an excess of used equipment which they refused to sell to Israel and some ended up with the Egyptians, Iraqis and Jordanians, but not Israel. Israel did have one ally supplying bullets and other necessities, it was Czechoslovakia who probably remembered how France and Britain sliced and carved them up to appease an unappeasable Hitler at the Munich Conference after which British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, “This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time.” Czechoslovakia was actually far larger than Israel with the proof coming as Czechoslovakia has been divided into the Czech Republic (115th in size with approx. 30,000 sq. mi.) and Slovakia (127th and approx. 19,000 sq. mi.) while Israel is smaller than either (150th and approx. 8,000 sq. mi.) Israel’s little over eight-thousand square miles is next to nothing when compared to Czechoslovakia’s forty-nine-thousand square miles. Truth be told, when Britain’s Neville Chamberlain and France’s Édouard Daladier gave the Sudetenland to Hitler, they crippled the nation of Czechoslovakia giving away border areas greater than the size of Israel yet left Czechoslovakia still larger than Israel. This is further reason why Czechoslovakia aided Israel sending all the World War II equipment left on Czechoslovakian soil as best they were able.

 

Allow us to conclude with two statements which we believe strongly are absolute necessities if Israel is to survive into the future. When it comes to our defense, all of our armor, rifles, sidearms, aircraft, ships, submarines and all military equipment must be designed and manufactured in Israel with easy to procure parts preferably made in Israel. Israel must not permit herself to be beholding to any other nation’s favor for our vital protection. If we must depend on outside sources, then we would be best served by having multiple sources and have their alignments not all be in one small basket such as NATO or European Union. Finally, by doing this, Israel would have more to offer on the world markets with slightly altered versions of our best equipment and we would be employing thousand more Israelis in the manufacture of our own weaponry and delivery systems. This would necessarily lead Israel to build a spaceport and develop further the Israeli missile systems to include orbital capable systems and even moon and later Mars and further capabilities. The price of such could be offset by launching other nation’s satellites for them instead of paying other nations to launch our equipment and assets into space.

 

Our other point is striking at arms warehouses and rocket manufacturers as these are apparently easily replaced and serve as having no actual deterrence. Even striking the launchers, unless they are for the larger and more capable missiles, then you are striking at a piece of equipment where the Toyota pick up truck is the most expensive part. Single launchers can be built in any toolshed with minimal amounts of angle iron and a welding torch. Israel must consider striking higher value targets, things which would make life less comfortable for the leadership. Find out where their wives have their hair coiffed and bomb that during the night if you really must avoid casualties at almost any cost. Where do they eat out, erase the restaurants, all of them. Target the new mall, the waterpark, their homes, their vehicles with or without them inside, the arcade center, the other mall, whatever and wherever the leadership and families of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and anybody attached to them visit, destroy those places and ruin the lives of the ones giving the orders. If such as this fails to end their conflict, then the only choice left is to clean out Gaza and not allow anybody to return. Whatever the solution, the next two instances of rockets over Israel from Gaza must be the final times and never again from Gaza. Should they then shoot at Israel from the Sinai Peninsula, at least there the Egyptians will be inclined to clean them out rather than face a war with Israel. Hezballah must be informed that should one missile cross into Israel from Lebanon, everything south of the Litany River will be cleared, as will the Baka Valley and southern Beirut. That is how one ends conflicts, by letting your enemies know what will be the cost and then following through. If you cannot keep your word then nothing you say will hold a single gram of meaning.

 

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