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August 6, 2019

Inside the Head of Mahmoud Abbas, His Mind and His Concept of Peace

 

Mahmoud Abbas has two items in his mind, his definition of a just peace and keeping the cash flowing into his and his family’s pockets. He has a great gig going as he simply refuses to accept any peace which permits the Jewish State to continue while knowing that as long as he holds out, there will be an enormous cash flow from which he diverts his unfair share. Israel has nobody to blame but their own errors in expecting that the PLO could be reformed and reach a lasting peace with Israel. These conclusions were in straight defiance of the things claimed by Mahmoud Abbas and Yasser Arafat before him. They spoke of conquering all of Palestine in stages making a peace and then breaking it demanding more land after each time. But peace is the last thing on Mahmoud Abbas’s mind as he is making off great raking in the slimmed funds right off the top of the monies from the EU, the UN and until recently, the United States and numerous other nations in Europe and the Middle East. Abbas can travel anywhere in the world freely and be received as an honored guest often shown far more respect that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu would receive visiting the same places and people. Mahmoud Abbas sits in the catbird seat almost invulnerable to any accusation for he has been crowned by the EU, UN, numerous NGO’s, several UN Agencies, politicians near and far as the peacemaker and the sole promise for the Middle East. No title has ever been less appropriate.

 

There has been one central pillar to Mahmoud Abbas and his vision of peace, namely that President Trump and his Deal of the Century and anything else President Trump cares to present will be dead on arrival. Abbas has sworn to refuse any and everything proposed by President Trump. After all, is not refusing to consider any peace proposal how one becomes the peacemaker? But still Mahmoud Abbas has declared that he is open to any just peace which he defines as receiving his 22% of the British Mandate lands. Check the map below which depicts the British Mandate and the intended division as per treaties and conventions including being enforceable by the UN according to Article 80 of their Charter. This division gave 78% of the British Mandate lands to the Arabs as the country of Transjordan, subsequently changed to simply Jordan, and 22% for the Jewish State of Israel with the Jordan River as their border. This is the 22% Abbas is referencing when he claims he is ready for a just peace where he receives his rightful 22% of the British Mandate lands. He is referencing all of Israel as denoted in the 1964 original PLO Charter where they laid no claims to the West Bank under Jordanian rule or Gaza under Egyptian occupation but their claim was the rest of Palestine, simply all of Israel. Their claim has not changed, they just increased the size of what they demand to include what is today all of Israel. This is the demand of the man they title peacemaker and laud him wherever he goes in Europe, the United Nations and much of the developing world where he is viewed as some form of hero.

 

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

British Mandate as prescribed division between Arab State of Jordan and Jewish State of Israel

 

As recently noted, but worth another stating, the PLO has decided that no Arab has the right to leave their region seeking to make a new start anywhere else. They are holding their population as hostages just as they did to the Arabs who obeyed the Mufti’s order for them to come behind the Arab lines such that the soon to be conquering Arab armies could simply shoot everyone they found. When the conquering Arab armies failed to conquer quite as well as planned, they took the occupied regions of Gaza and the Shomron (West Bank) and locked the Arabs who trusted them to win annihilating the Jews into camps to be used as bartering chips claiming all of the land of Israel. This is the true origins of the vast majority of the Arab refugees who they claim were cleansed when they were called out by the Mufti of Jerusalem and they obeyed and such is their reward. Theirs is to await the final redemption of the lands from the Jewish usurpers. When the Arab world delivers on the promise of the Mufti, the total destruction of the Jewish State and the cleansing the region of everything Jewish, then these refugees in the camps are presumed to be permitted to return and enjoy the spoils, that was the original promise. As far as the world is concerned, these Arabs are the sole refugees from this conflict completely ignoring the over 800,000 Jews forced to flee the Middle East and North Africa who largely made Aliyah and came home to Israel. These Jews as well as those from Ethiopia and India amongst other remote locations, put to a lie the claim that all of Israel is made up of European Jews. Granted, European and North American Jews make up almost 18%, while Russian Jews make up another 16%, plus African and Asian Jews are just over 25%, while lastly the native-born Jews in Israel make up 39% of the Jewish population (see table below). With the rising anti-Semitism seemingly being world-wide, one can expect even more Jews making Aliyah and coming home if for no other reason, Israel will take them while the rest of the world would rather not touch them.

 

Table Depicting Countries of Origin of Israeli Jews

Table Depicting Countries of Origin of Israeli Jews

 

But as far as Mahmoud Abbas is concerned, there was no Jewish history anywhere in the Middle East, all Jews come from New York, Los Angeles, London and the other major cities in Europe and North America. Judaism, to Abbas, is a religion and not a people or any group with a rightful claim to have lands anywhere like Islam which is the only form of rule suitable for planet Earth. You see, Mahmoud Abbas is a Muslim and thus believes that the world is broken into two regions, Dar al-Islam, the world under Sharia and thus peaceful and good, and Dar al-Harb, the world to be conquered by Islam and thus the world of war where evils are to be conquered and purified by Islam. This is behind his inability to allow or accept to grasp the idea of the Jews having their own state. Jews are to be hounded and chased from place to place never feeling safe or secure and without normative rights and definitely no privileges. The Medina Quranic verses are not very favorable towards Jews. The Medina Quran was written after the Meccan Quran and thus its verses overrule the earlier ones under the concept of Abrogation. A brief description of the two Quranic writings can be viewed here. There is no concept of any Jewish state despite all of the evidence, something the PLO and the Waqf have both attempted to destroy by digging presumably new water pipes on the Temple Mount leaving tons of dumped and broken pieces of Jewish history which is sifted through by a team of dedicated workers. They deny any and everything found linking the Jews to the land such as this recent find in Shiloh. And as far as the Jews returning to the lands from whence, they came, does this include the return of the properties of the Jews exiled from the Islamic world?

 

If anyone is ever planning on reaching some form of peace, currently the best method would be to grant every Arab the choice to emigrate to another country after receiving a generous payment for all properties and a relocation bonus which could be quite a handsome amount. This was the plan presented numerous times throughout the history of Israel and somehow it always gets ignored. It would be ideal if somebody were to overrule Hamas and the PLO and provide protection for those who desired to take the offer for relocation such that they could leave in safety and in an orderly manner. Such an offer cannot be enforced by Israel simply because the world would rise up with great indignation claiming this was just another form of ethnic cleansing when it is actually the second half of relocating those on the wrong side of the agreed upon borders. There were over 800,000 Jews exiled from the Arab and Islamic world and this would be the second half where the Arab refugees are accepted into the Arab world just as Israel took in the exiled and instant refugee Jews. But then we run into the same problem, Israel is not treated like any other nation. For Israel, her decisions must be approved by the rest of the world simply because the world has claimed the right to instruct Israel in what she may and may not perform. This is simply refusing to solve a problem which will only end in one means, a war where the casualties are unimaginable as should the PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezballah and Iran continue on their present course, they will educate their populations steeped in hatred of Jews and Israel specifically and then have a general attack by the populations rising up. This would consist of the Arab population of the PLO area, Gaza and southern Lebanon aided by IRGC and Iranian units in Syria all attacking Israel with rockets and literal waves of civilians surging across the borders in an effort to displace the Jews. When these waves are intercepted, then the EU, UN and the rest of the chorus will raise their voices decrying the offense to humanity. But they are the ones forcing this inevitability upon Israel, and just as bad, upon the Arab population and largely its youth as this human wave attack will be populated. Allow the Arabs to freely decide whether they wish to live under Israeli rule west of the Jordan River or wish to be bought out and given a substantial investment in their relocation aiding them and making them desirable to other nations. This or the final fight will one day come and the world will wonder how such a thing could happen, and they will be shocked and feign innocence. And that claim of innocence is the last straw which will forever break their credibility, as if they have all that much now.

 

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February 5, 2019

New York Times Admits Palestinian Reality

 

It took the Palestinian Authority (PA) government to fold for them to finally be recognized by the New York Times (NYT). We just have to quote their first paragraph just for the sake that it is so telling in revealing the lie which the NYT has tendered for years that the Palestinian Arabs were occupied by the oppressive Israeli government. It negates their insistence that Israel prevented the Palestinian Arabs from ever being permitted to vote. Now, all of a sudden there was this entity, the Palestinian government, which prevented their holding elections because, as we have pointed out incessantly, Mahmoud Abbas knew he faced no chance of winning another term and he and his family simply were making too much money to surrender their stranglehold on power. Paragraph also tells us that there is a political terrorist entity which rules the Palestinian Arabs in Gaza, it is called Hamas. Imagine that, the Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank (Shomron) and the Palestinian Arabs in Gaza both had their own government and in neither case was Israel involved. With that said, allow us to quote their first paragraph.

The government of the Palestinian Authority tendered its resignation on Tuesday, a move that reflected rising public discontent and the failure of efforts to reunite the West Bank, where the Authority is based, and the Gaza Strip, controlled by the militant Islamist group Hamas.

There are some qualifying follow-on statements which have a bearing on what exactly will be the near future. First, as the NYT provides, “The cabinet’s resignation still has to be accepted by the Authority’s president, Mahmoud Abbas, and cabinet officials said it would continue to function until a new government was formed.” This requires some further elucidation as its true meaning is, as is almost always the case when Mahmoud Abbas is involved, obscured and needing of explanation from those who are a little closer to the problem than New York City, a whole lot closer. Mahmoud Abbas will hold up accepting their resignation until his demands for his having strict control over who may be permitted in the next government. His continuance as President of the PA will need be accepted such that he need not run or face even the weakest of opposition, and he will, of course, have some say in who may and may not rule for any positions. The demands have already begun and in order to appear not involved, it was Fatah which recommended that the next government have a, “stronger political component, to be made up mostly of members of Fatah and possibly some other factions, but excluding Hamas.” What one need know about this is that the Fatah Chairman is also Mahmoud Abbas, so when Fatah states something, it is actually Mahmoud Abbas who is stating something.

 

The NYT had to bring in a completely unrelated slant concerning Israel when stating, “uncertainty and disarray that has characterized Palestinian politics after more than a decade of deep divisions between the West Bank and Gaza, and with peace talks with Israel long at an impasse.” What the peace talks with Israel, which have been refused and held up by, you guessed it, Mahmoud Abbas, has to do with anger from the Palestinian Arab people is that they have been denied elections for over a decade and there has been no unification between the PA ruled region and the Hamas ruled Gaza. The anger from the Palestinian Arab people has had no component aimed at Israel and they are not concerned with Israel; they want to have representative governance and are tired of the Abbas dictatorship. According to the reporting, the last straw was apparently, “a new tax to finance a fund to cover pension benefits, proved particularly unpopular.” The reasoning presumably for this anger was explained by Ghassan Khatib, a political scientist at Birzeit University in the West Bank, who the NYT quoted as saying, “The public became unhappy with the whole idea, mainly because it has no confidence in the stability of this authority, or in the performance of the government on such a huge project, and because of other factors like corruption.” Did they say corruption? The leadership of Hamas has made three men into billionaires and Mahmoud Abbas and family are probably not far behind, something difficult to determine as their wealth has been secreted away for a very long time. Abbas was the understudy of Yasser Arafat whose wife continues to lead a life of excess on the wealth Arafat left her with her main concern being how she will get the rest of the cash he hid in Swiss accounts and did not live long enough to give her the information. We can be assured that the Abbas family could go and live along the Rivera and never need to worry about money, people attempting to murder them, perhaps that might be a concern, but money would not be a problem.

 

The final paragraph quotes Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qasem stating, “It is a new blow to unity by Fatah, overriding all reconciliation endeavors. The only beneficiary of this decision is the Israeli occupation.” We can see immediately why the NYT decided to end their article with this particular quote; it again brings in the completely spurious mention of Israel. Israel does not gain or lose anything by the continued turmoil within the PA or their inability to find a means of cooperating with Hamas. The problem is easily explained and has to do with the founding principles of each of these ruling dictatorships, both of which claim to give the people a say in their government. The PA was the construction of an entity which would basically remain as the terrorist group the PLO but would have the world turn a blind eye to their terrorist ties so as to force Israel into concessions which, if some of those behind this had often prayed, eventually leading to the dissolution of Israel. The PLO, and the PA after it, were both established during the pan Arabist period of Arab nationalism and is a secular-nationalist based. Hamas was established as a religious Islamist based organization which based their rule and authority on the Quran. Their claim against Israel was more general and based on the simple fact, under the Quran the Jews are to be ruled solely by their Islamic superiors. Further, Hamas includes in their Charter the following statement, “The following are considered null and void: the Balfour Declaration, the British Mandate Document, the UN Palestine Partition Resolution, and whatever resolutions and measures that derive from them or are similar to them. The establishment of “Israel” is entirely illegal and contravenes the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and goes against their will and the will of the Ummah; it is also in violation of human rights that are guaranteed by international conventions, foremost among them is the right to self-determination.” As is often the case with Islamist institutions, they refuse to recognize anything which was performed by, and most especially, Jews as well as Christians, Hindus, Buddhists henceforth and so on to include everything not Islamic, and specifically in agreement with their view of Islam. Hamas originally had a very dim view of Iran due to their being Shia and not Sunni, but once Iran provided needed cash and weapons, specifically improved rocket motors and larger rockets, then all of a sudden, their purity was shifted aside to allow the benefits Iran proffered. Apparently, the fact that Iran was at least Islamist became sufficient. But as the PA is Arab nationalist and Islamist, Hamas cannot find any bridge with which to reach an accord. Add that on the PA side, Mahmoud Abbas refuses to allow anything which might get in the way of his living out his days in the comfort of being protected by Force 17 and living the life of a sultan in the new headquarters and living accommodations which, unsurprisingly, has billets for a couple of platoons of troops to guard the building and its most important individual, Mahmoud Abbas (see picture below). Does anybody want to talk about imperial presidency? Mahmoud Abbas is very much self-impressed and will never loose his grip on power until he takes that final trip which we all face eventually, and at over eighty-years of age and not even near perfect health, that time cannot be too far and he probably can hear the footsteps closing in on him.

 

Mamoud Abbas planned masion estimated cosr of thirteen million dollars but will end up costing far more after required kickbacks

 

What is remarkable is that any left-leaning news source would actually admit that the Palestinian Arabs are ruled over by their own governance, let alone that both those in what they call the West Bank and those in Gaza each have their own governance. They actually admitted in the NYT that Mahmoud Abbas is the President and that he ordered the government dissolved responding to an order by the Palestinian Arab top court, and has left the 98% of Palestinian Arabs of the region residing under it with the sole governance being simply the dictator, Mahmoud Abbas. For years, all they have ever been capable of claiming about the poor, oppressed, never allowed to vote and facing checkpoints to get into Israel Palestinian Arabs was how they suffered under the Israeli occupation. They never ever and consistently refused to recognize that the Palestinian Arabs were under their own self-rule which had suspended elections because the sitting President knew that he would not be reelected but somehow their not voting was because of the occupation and Israel would not let them vote. Well, of course Israel would not let them vote in Israeli elections and the reason was the same as for the checkpoints; they resided in a separately governed regions which was basically a nation protected by Israel from invasion, as if any Arab nation would ever invade them, and as such they were foreigners. Foreigners go through checkpoints to enter another nation, it is often called Customs, and foreigners are not permitted to vote in other national elections. But when it came to Israel, these were foreign ideas and not worthy of print because they did not fit the Israel, the Jewish State, is a horrid monster which should be abandoned and left for the buzzards. Now, except for the few attempts at slighting Israel, we cannot expect the NYT to completely surrender their favorite punching bag, they finally admitted that the Palestinian Arabs have a pair of governments, one for Gaza called Hamas and one for the Arabs of the Shomron called the PA. Perhaps their reason will be clarified as time continues as we fully expect that the NYT will be criticizing Israel as Mahmoud Abbas finds reason after reason to postpone or terminate any plans allowing for the election of a new government unless he is guaranteed his position does not get challenged by his needing to face election and the preferences of the people, something he dreads as he knows the result, and that he has control over who can and cannot run so as to have the echo chamber he desires. Abbas desires to have the same control as the Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah in Iran and, just like Iran, he wants it to be referred to as a democratic state where the people get to vote. The NYT will laud any announcement of elections though one will have to wonder at some point why there are announcements every few months about the pending Palestinian elections and never any results announced. The answer is easy; they are always cancelled because Abbas knows the result would be Hamas taking over and his head on a post.

 

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January 24, 2019

Disinformation, NGO’s, Deceptions and Israel

 

Recently, Jack Engelhard, the author of the novel Indecent Proposal, recently wrote a column titled, A Blood Libel too Far which along with this article were the inspiration for us to put forth our two cent’s worth, or is that two Shekel’s worth. We hope to take these themes in a different direction, so please return and read our opinions and information after you have read the links, and please always read at least some of the links we provide. We are going to take the tack of giving a different look at what is the occupation under the treaties and conventions which apply to the formation of Israel, promises made and broken and what it all means under International Law, you know, the laws Israel is often berated for breaking by people who either have little if any knowledge or are intentionally fabricating their own inventions to plug their hatred for Israel and probably the Jewish People.

 

As we have stated a few times, the applicable references under International law are San Remo Conference which codified by an international committee on April 25, 1920, the message and spirit of the Balfour Declaration, a letter written to Lord Rothschild by Arthur James Balfour, the Earl of Balfour and the British Foreign Secretary as an answer to the petition forwarded by Lord Rothschild from what would become the Zionist Congress concerning British intentions with the Mandate lands which were to be entrusted to them. The letter also pledged what the boundaries of the Jewish State were intended (map is at the link by the dotted brown line, the yellow line indicates what remained after the Arab initiated war of 1948) at the date of that correspondence, November 2, 1917. All of these and much more was internationalized and entered into International Law by the League of Nations in their Mandate System which divided up the lands from the Ottoman Empire, German Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire defining new nations and stewardships to the allied powers to institute the desired goals set forth within the set intentions agreed upon at the League of Nations. The Mandate System ordered by the League of Nations was adopted and made enforceable by the United Nations under Article 80 and the related Articles of the United Nations Charter. These are the applicable laws, treaties, and pertinent statutes under which the lands of the vanquished powers were dealt. We often hear that only the Middle East and the Arab interests were intruded and altered and that they were the sole losers in these agreements. All one need do is look at eastern Europe today and Eastern Europe from pre World War I and one will quickly see that German Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire were chopped up quite drastically as well and the German colonies in Africa were also stripped from Germany (see map below). The reason that so many people fall for the plight of the poor Arab people after the world imposed such draconian measures on only them is simply because there was so much resistance to allowing the Jews to return to their ancient homelands and the inter-familial rivalries over who would rule the disparate nations that unlike Europe which had been settled and done after World War I and suffered World War II while the Arabs complained. This is easy to understand as the Arabs are still attempting to destroy Israel by any means necessary with a possibility that the Persians of Iran might make an initial attempt before the Arabs go for their fourth attempt having failed in 1948 when Israel barely had a rudimentary army and little if any air force, again in the Six Day War of 1967 where they held a hundred to one advantage in virtually every military category, and their last attempt in the Yom Kippur War of 1973 after they caught Israel flatfooted and unprepared. Since then their new tactic is the plaintive wailing by the pathetic Arab Palestinians whose nation was swallowed by Israel. That is what we will be addressing along with a broader overview of applicable, related and hopefully useful information.

 

German Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire Before WWI and After WWI

German Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire Before WWI and After WWI

 

The first thing which nobody ever appears capable of understanding is what war on what dates and through what imaginative manipulations did Israel ever fight an actual war with any nation named Palestine. There is an honest and easy answer, it never occurred. The next and slightly more general question is when was any nation named Palestine declared and what were its borders, leader, currency or anything else which can be verified to prove its existence beyond the letterhead currently decorating the Palestinian Authority, a renaming of the PLO so as to allow them not to be seen as the international terrorist organization which invented such things as plane hijacking, suicide bombers and a host of other terrorist tactics. We can guarantee you that anybody asking such idiotic and completely irrelevant questions of supporters of the Arab Palestinians will quickly be shouted down if not violently attacked by the supporters of the fictitious state of Palestine. Palestine was half of the name given to the province of Judea by the Romans after their defeat of the Judeans, already referred to simply as Jews (Rome spelled it simply Ju) so as to remove any reference to the Hebrews, Israelites, Judeans, Samarians or anything else which related to the people they were about to disperse so as to remove them from history. Anybody will tell you that the first thing you need to do to erase a people from the remembrance of humankind and write them out of history is you must change the name of their area and its capital. So Judea became part of greater Syria and to rub salt into the wounds of the Judeans, they gave their region the subtitle Palestinia which was the Roman name for the Philistines, which is strange that the Romans chose a name of an already dead and gone from the world stage peoples in order to make the Jews disappear from history. That is the reference the Arabs also chose in order to finish what the Romans failed to do, rid the world of the Jews, or at least the Jewish State. As for the being assaulted either verbally or physically, trust us, one of us has been foolhardy enough to ask such questions and received various levels of brutalizing, but he can handle that.

 

There is nothing which differentiates the Arabs who go under the name of Palestinians from the Jordanians, Syrians, Egyptians, Saudi Arabians, Iraqis and a number of other Arab nations as these were the places from which they emigrated to the region after the mid nineteenth century after the arrival of the earliest Zionist Jews who understood that their was a primary requirement if Zionism was to succeed, that was water. They began very early with water conservation and irrigation and found means of preserving water, any water, they could from the rainy season to use the rest of the year. A short detail of the history of Israel and water can be read here from Wikipedia. With an economy which was growing and far exceeding the neighboring Arab states, Arabs came to Israel for the jobs, as well as some who came to steal from and shoot at the Jews. What people do not tell is that the approximately twenty-percent of the Israeli population which is Arab have every and exactly the same rights as every other Israeli; be they Jew, Bedouin, Druze, Baha’I, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Coptic, Christian or any of the numerous other peoples who are a part of the patchwork quilt that is Israel. The Arab Palestinians who reside in the regions formerly illegally occupied by Jordan after the 1948 war, renamed it West Bank from Judea and Samaria for the same reason the Romans had renamed it to make it not sound as Jewish, are not Israeli and Israel does not rule them, the Palestinian Authority, or more accurately, Mahmoud Abbas rules them. In the region, which Egypt illegally occupied after the 1948 war known as Gaza are also not Israelis and are not ruled by Israel but by Hamas under a dictatorship where the terrorists of Hamas choose the leadership and the people obey. Guess what that means, there is no occupation of the Palestinian Arabs because Israel does not rule over them. What it also means is they are sitting on Israeli lands, that part they have correct as is their claim that there is an occupation, and there is, and it originates with the Jordanian illegal occupation of the parts of Judea and Samaria (they renamed West Bank as stated above) and with the Egyptian illegal occupation of Gaza. So, the real question which requires a truthful answer is who is occupying whose lands. The reality is the Arabs are occupying Israeli lands.

 

Well, we hope that was a refreshing and new idea for at least some to ponder. Here is another one to ponder, what is the origin of the “Palestinian Flag” and where did it come from? The easy way to figure this out is to simply compare it with another flag which we have pictured below. Further, one need look no further than the original 1964 PLO Charter Article 24 which reads, “This Organization does not exercise any territorial sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or in the Himmah Area.” So, the exact regions they are claiming was their precious nation of Palestine were the exact regions they made a specific disclaimer of any intent to rule them as they were already under Arab rule. Once the Six Day War ended and Israel had liberated the parts of her lands occupied illegally by Egypt and Jordan, then things changed and the disclaimed lands became the claimed lands. What is being allowed for the rest of the world to believe is that the Arabs, be they Palestinian or just Arabs, have never ceased to claim is all of Israel. The current charter still has all the statements which were within the original with their removal of the disclaimer over Gaza and West Bank” (Judea and Samaria or Shomron) but they still also claim all of Israel. They teach in their schools that the children have homes in Tel Aviv, Netanya, Akko, Ashdod, Eilat and every other city within the 1949 Armistice Line also called the Green Line. There is an easy way to remember what the Arab Palestinians really mean when they say the Jews are occupying their land, and that is to remember their chanted slogan at almost any rally held on any Western World campus, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free.” That and a few other choice chants are in the video below, we apologize in advance for any insult to your ears that may be caused by the chants and their genocidal nature.

 

Jordanian Flag on left and Palestinian Authority flag on right

Jordanian Flag on left and Palestinian Authority flag on right

 

 

 

The final nail in the Arab claims coffin comes from the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The General Assembly voted at the urging of the Palestinian Authority observer to request from the International Court of Justice a ruling on the legality of the Israeli terror wall, the wall which reduced suicide bombings to none within three years, with the hope of gaining a ruling which would lead to its dismantling such that the terrorist operations would not be hindered by the barrier. The barrier was cleared as being perfectly legal and within the rights of Israel as the sovereign over the region, but that was just the initial good news for Israel. In addition to being cleared of any wrongdoing, there was an advisory opinion issued as a cautionary warning by Egyptian Judge, Justice El Araby, from the ICJ and who sat in judgement as part of the panel which heard the case from the United Nations General Assembly in 2003 on the legality of the security barrier erected by Israel. The Honorable Justice El Araby warned the UNGA and others that filing further ran some risks, as he stated,

“The international legal status of the Palestinian Territory (paras. 70-71 of the Advisory Opinion), in my view, merits more comprehensive treatment. A historical survey is relevant to the question posed by the General Assembly, for it serves as the background to understanding the legal status of the Palestinian Territory on the one hand and underlines the special and continuing responsibility of the General Assembly on the other. This may appear as academic, without relevance to the present events. The present is however determined by the accumulation of past events and no reasonable and fair concern for the future can possibly disregard a firm grasp of past events. In particular, when on more than one occasion, the rule of law was consistently side-stepped. The point of departure, or one can say in legal jargon, the critical date, is the League of Nations Mandate which was entrusted to Great Britain.”

 

With this advisory opinion, we will simply let things rest as it ends any honest threat as Justice El Araby warned; the International Law is not your friend against the Israeli claim. For one last item, if you wish to wish to understand where the Palestinian Arabs came up with such a complete and long history in the area of Israel, read the Old Testament and then any of the myriad of historical writings of Jews and the Jews love and remembrance of the land and their longing to return becomes evident and if you replace Jew, Jewish and Zionist with Palestinians you get their history except Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asserts, “We said to him [Netanyahu], when he claimed the Jews have a historical right dating back to three-thousand years B.C.E., we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a seven-thousand-year history. This is the truth that must be said: Netanyahu, you are incidental in history. We are the people of history. We are the owners of history.” Seven-thousand years ago, the Arab world was contained in the Arabian Peninsula where they still sacrificed people, often babies, to their plethora of gods. Some claim one of them was called Allah, we are not experts and do not know, but you can bet they had one named Baʿal or Al-‘Uzzá, Manāt, Rahman or any of the reported three-hundred-sixty idols of many gods and goddesses said to have been kept in the Kaaba itself. Palestine is the Arab attempt to erase Israel, nothing more and nothing less, but Israel intends to remain the Jewish State and under International Law they could be legally expelled from the land and sent back to Egypt or Jordan or wherever their names place their origins, but the world does not desire the Arabs to be sent from whence they came, they want the Jews, and not sent anywhere, just gone.

 

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