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July 28, 2019

Why the Middle East Peace Process Will Continue

 

The Israeli-Arab Peace Process, aka Middle East peace, aka Palestinian Peace Process and likely a plethora of other monikers are all equally misleading and just an arrogant lie. There never has been an actual peace process. The Oslo Accords of 1993 were simply a reason to bring back Yasser Arafat and his terror henchmen to eradicate the Jewish State. Oslo was initiated by a group of Israeli leftists, the Netherlands operating as the European enabler used by the State Department, and State Department officials working to destroy Israel for their Arab oil masters. The description just given is not intended to claim that everybody involved in the Peace Process do so with ulterior motives other than establishing peace. The actual expected goals of the peace process is to cut Israel down by taking a piece this decade, a peace that decade and piece after piece until Israel is unable to defend herself and is eradicated in an orgasmic genocidal assault by Arab terror forces and armies who will simply finish their intended purpose in fighting the Zionist Entity best described so succinctly by Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League who stated, before six Arab armies invaded the nascent state of Israel in May of 1948, “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.” This idea was known to be the state of things as they prepared to leave their Mandate allowing those residing within to fend for themselves. Jordan was already established as Transjordan, and the Arabs had six national armies and several militias and terrorist forces ready for the expected annihilation of the Jews and their state. The British went so far as to confiscate every firearm and weapon the Jews had managed to stockpile and transfer them to the Arab militias arming more Arabs and disarming Jews. This attitude by most of Europe has never changed and they are still on the sidelines cheering for the end of Israel.

 

The latest example of the animus targeting Israel comes from a United Nations forum headed by Norway consisting of the fifty-four-nation United Nations Economic and Social Council which considered a resolution that says, “the Israeli occupation remains a major obstacle for Palestinian women and girls with regard to the fulfillment of their rights.” Norway, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta joined with China, Russia, Iran and Venezuela and 29 other nations in supporting this targeted resolution. There was also another resolution that was passed mentioning “social repercussions of the Israeli occupation” more generally. Israel was the only country named as a violator or trouble spot by the Council during the session, according to the UN Watch organization. Only Canada and the United States voted against the resolution while the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Romania and Ukraine were among the nine nations that abstained from the vote. This is one of a myriad of examples of the world stirring the pot blaming Israel for every ill and difficulty faced by the surrounding Arab World, specifically the Arab Palestinians.

 

This farce known as the Peace Process has been continued despite all evidence that it is useless as the Arab Palestinian leadership, be it the PLO, Palestinian Authority (PA), Hamas, Islamic Jihad and even Hezballah, all consistently exclaim their intentions to destroy Israel and even kill every Jew on planet Earth and that they have absolutely no interest in peace other than the peace of the grave for the Jews and their state. The PA has refused every attempt at peace even to include the occasion where President William Jefferson Clinton received from Yasser Arafat his minimal demands which he would accept to make peace. President Clinton then met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak twisting his arm and bending his ears until he agreed to meet the entirety of Arafat’s demands. All were gathered the next morning in Paris, France, as Prime Minister Ehud Barak and advisors, President Clinton, Secretary of State Madeline Albright and advisors along with a herd of media were waiting for the signing of this monumental agreement hammered out by President Clinton specifically to meet Yasser Arafat’s every demand. Yasser Arafat appeared coming down the steps, walking straight across the rotunda, out the entry foyer and into his waiting car which sped him to the airport where he flew to Aman, Jordan and subsequently initiated the Second Intifada in place of peace. This was likely the closest any United States President ever came to actually reaching a peace between Israel and the Arab Palestinians as President Clinton had gone to sleep content in the fact that he had done all that was necessary to reach peace. Under President George W. Bush, another Ehud, this time Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, agreed to what has been termed the most favorable peace offer ever made to the Arab Palestinians and it was rejected outright. Also, during the terms of President George W. Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to remove every last vestige of Jewish and Israeli presence throughout Gaza providing the PA with an opportunity to show the world their great ability to run an actual governance and economy. Within a few years, Gaza was surrendered by the PA to Hamas in a bloodied coup and is today controlled and ruled by Hamas with Islamic Jihad with both terrorist groups coming under Iranian influence, Iranian control. The result of this sacrifice by Israel, like every other concession Israel has made for peace, fell on deaf ears only to be met by further terror, death, injuries and violence.

 

There have been two glaring truths which the United Nations, European Union, Non-Aligned Movement (group of over one-hundred developing nations often voting in unison with the Arab world), the Arab and Muslim worlds, Pseudo-Human Rights groups, United Nations agencies and the multitude of anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, anti-Semitic NGO’s have all gleefully ignored, that Israel has made all the concessions seeking a real peace while the Arabs have continued to demand that the Jewish State be dissolved and the Jews placed under Arab rule to do with them as demanded in the Quran. For those not that familiar with the Quran, we offer our article as an introduction, Which Quran, Mecca or Medina? and provide the truth, the Quran allows Islamic rulers to provide the Jews with protection in exchange for their paying the Jizya, and when this proves inadequate to tolerate the insult of Jews living within the Islamic World, the Jews are given their final choice, convert or die. The eventual result of destroying Israel and allowing for Arab Islamic rule to take over the lands, is the extinction of the Jews who were unable or simple refusing to leave Israel despite any hardships. The eventual intent of the Arab Palestinian leadership is the genocidal removal of the Jews from what they consider to be their world.

 

Star of David Ornate

 

The Arab Palestinian leadership has reached the pinnacle of obstinance with the coming “Deal of the Century” which is being proposed by President Donald Trump. Mahmoud Abbas (Yasser Arafat in a suit) denounced any and all preferrings originating from the United States as long as President Trump holds the White House. Yes, there is definitely a “hate-hate” relationship between Mahmoud Abbas and President Trump. Mahmoud Abbas is able to denounce any and all peace offerings simply depending on the support of the anti-Trump Democrats in the United States and the anti-Trump Europeans to continue to support Abbas and protect him from any harm which could result from the efforts by President Trump. These anti-Trump forces have all the agencies of the United Nations, the Human Right Commission, the United Nations General Assembly, the BDS Movement, numerous anti-Israel NGO’s, the European Union, and, of course, the Arab and Islamic Worlds to utilize in their efforts to support and continue the terror assault on Israel and her citizens. So, this all begs the question, what are the actual intents of more of the world than even we feel comfortable in recognizing. Well, the initial answer is that much of the world as well as including specifically Mahmoud Abbas, the PA, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezballah, Iran and most of the Islamic World have absolutely no desire for peace with Israel but rather peace of the grave for all Israel.

 

The real problem facing Israel disguised as the Peace Process is the desire of the majority of the world’s leadership and power brokers to erase what they regard as their greatest mistake, the granting for the Jews self-rule in their ancient homelands. One can see how Britain along with France and numerous others starting almost immediately after the San Remo Conference in taking lands from the British Mandate intended for the Jewish State and gifting them to Arabs. The first such move was the taking of the Golan Heights and Britain giving them to France to incorporate into the Arab nation of Syria and denying them to Israel. The next move was to take seventy-eight-percent of the remaining British Mandate lands and making them into Transjordan (now Jordan) placing it under the rule of the Hashemite Arab Muslims. From this point, things begin to become absolutely absurd and are only believable by studying history of the region since the 1850’s when the initial Zionists started to arrive followed soon thereafter by waves of Arabs seeking employment or by stealing lands (farms) from the Jews who had built irrigation and drained the swamps. Those seeking employment or willing to cooperate with the early Zionists were welcomed. The others, under the influences of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini, gathered starting in the 1920’s rioting destroying Jewish businesses, homes and murdering Jews while the British largely stood aside observing only firing a weapon when the Arab gangs threatened the British troops, and one shot fired into the air or ground was all the British were required to shoot to end the violence. The violence was rarely, if ever, terminated by firing a single shot as long as the Jews were the sole targets. But what about the modern era, what has developed?

 

President Trump has held his economic introduction announcing the extent of monetary assistance he is willing to provide in order to improve the lives of Arab Palestinians. Obviously, President Trump must be unaware that the Arab Palestinians receive an inordinately huge percentage of economic aid provided all needful people as displayed by the graph below. As evidenced, the Arab Palestinians have received between three to ten times the economic aid provided other needy peoples. All this infusion of monetary aid has never come close to doing anything beyond providing the funds to continue the terror war against Israel. But President Trump and the presumed others who are promising this economic infusion into the PA and Gaza will not need be delivered as the PA, PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and much of the Arab world have refused the aid claiming that they cannot be bribed into accepting the Jewish State. Most of the economic aid will find its way to these terrorist groups anyways. Even if this promised money is not given under President Trump, it will be granted over time by the United Nations, UNRWA, the European Union, numerous European nations, NGOs around the world and other state and non-state actors will be sure to provide funding beyond their wildest requirements. This was evidenced when President Trump cut United States funding of UNRWA as they refused to modify their curriculum from initiating terrorism and violence against Israel and Jews to a curriculum more conducive for promoting peace and President Trump also cut the funding to the PA removing an amount equivalent to their investment in the “pay to slay” funding of terrorism and the Europeans and United Nations immediately stepped forward and filled the gap in funding as the terrorism must continue. President Trump has asked the “question which must not be asked” when he postulated that Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas and most of the Arab Palestinian leadership do not desire to make peace and instead intend to continue their terror war against Israel and the Jewish People with any and all funds received. Now that the “question which must not be asked” has been hatched and all have had to realize the truth, that the Arab Palestinian leaders will never accept peace unless it destroys the Jewish State placing the Jews, considered to be inferiors to their Islamic masters, allowing the Arabs to hold their rightful place as rulers over all of the lands. Thus, their chant across the Western college and university protests of, “From the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea, Palestine must be free.” Many Western leaders agree with the sentiment of those words and are agreeable to working towards such an end.

 

Graph of Aid Money to Palestinian Territories and other needful locations

Graph of Aid Money to Palestinian Territories and other needful locations

 

This explains why no peace has ever been attained. Contrary to the pro-Arab and anti-Semitic world’s claims that Israel has never made any moves or sacrifices for peace, the evidence is vastly different. Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt for peace. Israel left Gaza for peace and received rockets, incendiary balloons and kites and continual rioting along the Gaza border. Israel provided in the Oslo Accords to divided the region granting the Arab Palestinians civil control over Areas A and B while Israel was granted control over Area C. Currently, the European Union has been building unauthorized illegal structures throughout Area C and labeling them as Arab Palestinian communities in an attempt to cut all of the Jewish communities off from the rest of Israel leaving them to wither on the vine. The United Nations joins the European Union in condemning Israel should Israel destroy these illegal structures. They insist that these are viable and Arab communities with all the rights of a recognized community, despite the fact most of these communities are not used as residence for anyone and only some come into use for guided tours of the deprivations the Arabs live under because Israel refuses to give them water, sewage systems, electricity, gas, proper roads and other utilities for these illegally built communities. They pay Arab Palestinians to sit around these structures providing a show for people, usually media and political visitors, who are brought through to witness the play which unfolds as the propaganda for blaming Israel as if she was actually depriving the Arab Palestinians a decent life. All of this trouble simply to provide cover for the terror war designed to eventually destroy the Jewish State. But this farce continues to function like a well-oiled machine backed by the UN, EU, Arab and Islamic Worlds, the world’s dictatorships and other anti-Semitic forces. The Arab Palestinian terror masters do not have to do anything but continue to murder Jews and destroy every and anything Israeli and they will have sufficient support from most of the world, eventually including the United States despite what many believe, and the cash will continue to roll in.

 

Now there has come one last item which, if it does not trigger a reaction, will finally reveal the fraud that is the Arab Palestinian cause. It has come to our attention that the PA has forbidden Arabs to voluntarily leave the PA controlled areas. At political symposium in Jericho, Saab Erekat stated, “…we will not allow resettlement or formation of refugee committees for that aim, while holding on to the settlement of their cause in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions.” The PA is demanding that UN Resolution 194 which states, “refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.” Israel opened their doors in the first decade of Israeli existence for those Arabs who had fled at the behest of the Mufti to return. The Arab League leadership refused to permit these Arabs from returning placing them into refugee camps where they and their prodigy have remained in limbo ever since. This demand is a smoke screen which is glaringly obvious as they are refusing to permit Arabs from leaving their locations, be that in Gaza, Areas A and B, and the remaining refugee camps, thus how can UN Resolution 194 be carried out if Arabs are forbidden from moving, period. Their demand, which will become a rally cry screeched over any statement describing the true reality, will be possibly, “UN Resolution 194, show the Jews the exit door.” Then, with boosts from their enablers, they will claim that Israel is refusing to allow Arab Palestinians from returning to their homes, which mostly have not existed since the early 1960’s, and the world will ignore Erekat’s declaration that no Arab will be permitted to leave the PA ruled areas and Hamas has the same restriction in Gaza. So, as usual, the Arabs are causing the perpetuation of the terror war and victimization of their own population and then are echoed by their enablers when singing their old tune that the Jews are restricting Arab freedom of movement. Lastly, this new restriction was put in place just in case the “Deal of the Century” which President Donald Trump is revealing might include resettlement of the Arab Palestinians, often returning them to the country from which they had left to move to the areas becoming the Jewish State of the years and rejoining their families and tribes which mostly remained behind. So, Arab Palestinian leadership restricts the movement of their citizens which the world blames Israel for this restriction because the Arab leadership will claim they were forced to take these steps because Israel must be blamed because the world knows how those Jews can be. Well, if given truth serum, then maybe many in the world would speak the truth, otherwise they just blame Israel, the nation of the Jews.

 

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January 1, 2019

Yariv Oppenheimer and the Politics of the Radical Left

 

Why are we writing about the radical left while ignoring the alt-Right? That is easy, because all you need do to find out everything which is defined as evil on the right is watch the mainstream media. We are going to talk about a specific radical leftist who is seeking to become a Minister of the Knesset in the upcoming elections. How so we know this person is a radical leftist. Well, perhaps the first hint is his name and history. His name is Yariv Oppenheimer and his claim to fame was his being the former director of the Peace Now movement. He has spent much of his active life demanding that Israel pull back to the Green Line, divide Jerusalem and give the Palestinian Authority everything they demand and then there will be peace. Of course, he does not bother to explain why there was terrorism against Israelis before the Six Day War when Israel was within the Green Line. He does not explain why there were violent attacks on Jews in Hevron and Jerusalem in the 1920’s and 1930’s while the British ruled and there was no Israel. He has no reason for why the earliest Zionists had to have women with rifles sit atop their vehicles and guard the men while they were digging the irrigation channels and waterworks in the late 1800’s when the initial development of the future Jewish state was undertaken. He also ignores the calls in the Quran and by Mullahs around the world who call on Muslims to murder Jews throughout history right up to the modern times both in the Western world as well as the Islamic world. But allow us to now move on to some recent quotes where he frames his political views and those who he describes as being on the right or far right, well, at least not on the left.

 

Yariv Oppenheimer stated, while calling on his supporters to back his bid for a place on the Meretz Party list in their primaries, “In the next Knesset there must be a strong representative for the Peace camp.” But wait, he has more to say including, “Imagine the next Knesset for a moment, Yesh Atid – not left, Gantz/Yaalon – not left, Gabbay – not left, Kahlon – not left, Orly Levy – not left.” Gabbay, the leader of the Zionist Union from the Labor Party is not left, from what perspective? Yesh Atid and Ganz/Yaalon and even Kahlon would be considered left of center if not leftists by most pundits, but not Yariv Oppenheimer. But he had more to ask, demand, state, whatever, saying, “They will not fight against the occupation, they will not fight settlers’ representatives, they will not defend human rights organization, they will not stand up against the Smotrichim (referring to Jewish Home MK Bezalel Smotrich) and Hotovelys (Likud Dep. Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely). The Knesset is the most important arena in Israeli politics and I will not be abandoned. That is why I want to be there, to make a sharp and clear voice, to fight and win. To deal with the Right on the committees, in the plenum, in the media. To help the Left regain the trust and heart of the public.” These quotes can be found reported on Arutz Sheva.

 

From the view of Yariv Oppenheimer, the Meretz Party would be considered the neutral center and perhaps the communists might be left of center if not fellow travelers in his idea of middle of the road politics. Yariv Oppenheimer would probably find many of the European political leaders to be far on the right, as they have not broken off relations with Israel over its actions in the occupation. His entire measuring rod is based on the occupation where anybody who is not insisting that Israel surrender all the regions liberated in the Six Day War to form a new Arab state called Palestine. One can only ask him what Israel should do when the terrorism increases after such a surrender and the demand is for all of Israel just as it was before the Six Day War in the initial charter of the PLO written in 1964 with assistance from the KGB. He might actually advise that the Jews move returning to the countries from whence they came. One can only wonder where the Jews who were expelled by the Arab and Islamic worlds across MENA (Middle East and North Africa) will go. What should the Jews whose families have lived in Israel for two or three generations and others whose families trace their ancestry here in the Promised Land since the times of King David, where do these Jews go? Yariv Oppenheimer is one of those leftists with whom one cannot have a rational discussion because he had his own facts and no amount of evidence or truths can alter his rosy view of how the world could be if just everyone would listen to him and his friends on the extreme left. He knows that he and his fellow travelers are the only people who have the correct answers to all the world’s ills and who can heal every problem if they would just be given a chance.

 

Yariv Oppenheimer, formerly of Peace Now, Seeking Place on Meretz List

Yariv Oppenheimer, formerly of Peace Now, Seeking Place on Meretz List

 

Where is our proof? Israel has had experience with such dreamers before, back in 1993 and the years of work behind the scenes in secret which brought forth the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords were designed secretively in Norway with assistance from the United States State Department using half a dozen Israelis; Ron Pundak and Yair Hirschfeld who began the negotiations before official Israeli involvement, then joined by Yossi Beilin who also was not part of the Israeli government, and finally including Shimon Peres (Foreign Minister), Uri Savir (former Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and head of the Israeli negotiating team) and Yitzhak Rabin (Prime Minister). The team which devised the Oslo Accords were a group of left and far left individuals and politicians with some from academia and all avid peace activists who firmly believed that the fourteen-hundred years of anti-Semitic violence which crested and lulled only to swell into activity over and over since the formation of Islam and the slaughter of the Jews of Medina to the modern day simply by signing a peace of paper and returning to the original lines from which the Six Day War was initiated by Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Arab forces. These were the predecessors to the likes of Yariv Oppenheimer and his ilk, so it is not like his ideas are anywhere near new, but the left never fails, they just conveniently forget and when reminded they simply explain that that was then and their perfect answer to the problems may appear to be exactly the same but it is not because this is now. This answer always makes my head hurt because I know when I hear such poppycock that I am talking with one from the lunatic-left.

 

So, you ask why I claim that the Oslo Accords are a failure when they have never been fully implemented. Well, have you ever looked into what has been the impediment to such enactment? Well, even if you have, allow us to elaborate. When the Oslo Accords were introduced and accepted by the Israeli government at the time, the very same people who were the designers were also the government which was to implement these Accords and realize a real and lasting peace. What went wrong? Yasser Arafat is what went wrong as he refused to accept the peace plan he had just had a hand in forming claiming that it was not what he desired and that the only thing he was willing to accept was all of Israel with the Jews ruled by their superiors, the Arabs, more accurately, him. President Clinton then initiated the Camp David Summit where these talks came to a climax during a meeting in Paris. President Clinton received from Yasser Arafat what were the minimum demands he required to make peace. Then President Clinton met with the new Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak who, despite being provided with what Yasser Arafat had figured the American President would believe was acceptable and doable but that the Israelis would never agree, Ehud Barak balked, argued and in the end was cajoled into accepting the demands of Yasser Arafat. President Clinton went to bed leaving aids to process the agreement and inform both sides that Arafat’s demands were to be met by Barak. The next morning, President Clinton, Secretary of State Madeline Albright and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak along with subordinates were waiting for Yasser Arafat to join them for the signing in the main rotunda of the hotel lobby with the media prepared to witness this historic event. Yasser Arafat entered the lobby and walked past everyone down a hallway with Madeline Albright hustling to try and catch him and out the door into his car to the airport and back to Jordan. A last ditch effort was made as the Clinton Presidency was coming to a close called the Taba negotiations. These failed as Yasser Arafat refused to even offer any alternate position simply rejecting every offer made. If the actual initiators of the Oslo Accords were unable to forge a peace, how does Yariv Oppenheimer think making the same offers are going to succeed. We know, that was then and this is now and we will do it better.

 

There was another attempt at making peace when another leftist captured the office of Prime Minister with a Labor formed coalition in 2008 under Ehud Olmert. Mahmoud Abbas has admitted he rejected the offered peace plan. Again, this had followed pressure to force something out of Israel in 2005 which resulted in the Ariel Sharon Gaza Disengagement which was to allow for the Palestinian Authority to prove they could build operating governance with an economy and all the services and other specifics which go with such. This was the brainchild of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and fully backed by President George W. Bush. The Palestinian Authority failed miserably and then they lost Gaza to Hamas in a bloody coup in 2007 and the rest has been rockets, firebombs, incendiary balloons and kites and terror tunnels plus three wars and counting. One can only postulate and fear hearing what Yariv Oppenheimer claims he knew would solve the problems with Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Maybe he could solve the problem which has stymied Egypt and Saudi Arabia in uniting Hamas and Islamic Jihad back under Palestinian Authority rule, then maybe somebody might listen to what he has to offer.

 

What is frightening is that there are similarities between how the left won elections leading to the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2008 offer by Ehud Olmert and the upcoming elections with one exception. In those past elections, Right Wing governments had collapsed and called elections. The parties on the right splintered into numerous parties behind the many different egoistic personalities with recriminations and accusations each calling the others out for splitting the vote. The Israelis were sickened by the acrimony and went for the left where there was apparent unity and thus a better sounding future plan for the nation. All because the numerous parties on the right spent much of their efforts tearing into the other parties from which they had split and then came the counter accusations all of which painted an ugly picture. It is no wonder that the left won these elections. Maybe the right has learned their lesson, maybe not, time will tell. The idea of a coalition from the left including Yariv Oppenheimer should be frightening enough to force those on the right to find the means of coming together for the love of Israel and to avoid yet another suicidal peace offer where ideas like the Gaza Disengagement are enacted. But the Gaza Disengagement was performed by a Likud leader who formed his own personal party, Kadima, which formed a coalition with numerous leftist Ministers of the Knesset joining others from the right all in a concerted effort to enact the demand from the United States of an Israel pullout from all of Gaza gifting it to the Arabs without receiving anything in return or demanding that they actually do anything except take the gift and turn it into a terrorist haven under Hamas after a coup.

 

This brings us to yet a different fear that even should Likud win a plurality and be chosen to form the next coalition, it is possible that Prime Minister Netanyahu, the leader in the Likud Party, could decide he has had it with the egos and personalities of the right, in particular the new split off parties if that becomes the case, and instead of attempting to form a delicately balanced right wing government, he could form what is laughingly called a National Unity Government which is presumably a left and right coalition. This was what Kadima claimed to have formed which resulted in the Gaza Disengagement. Such governments have a problem in that the driving spring of momentum is driven not by the right wing party which formed the government coalition but by the left wing parties as they press the need for their numbers to prevent a collapse of the coalition. One might accurately call forming such a government as dancing with the devil as the result almost always is that the left gets their way but the right wing agenda is buried. One can bet that if Meretz were included in such a coalition and Yariv Oppenheimer made his way onto their list and into the Knesset, the one thing we can guarantee, he will never remain silent and will press and press until his ideas are implemented simply because he knows so much more than everyone else and his ideas are those which will bring perfection in the relations between the Palestinians and Israelis by applying the exact same things which have never worked previously. Yariv Oppenheimer’s difficulty is that he is unable to perceive the reality that the Palestinians, like the Arabs of the Khartoum Resolution where they agreed to the Three No’s, “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” There is an even easier interpretation of the Khartoum Resolution, “No Israel,” which is the reason that nothing which allows the Jews to rule over themselves in any region would be acceptable. Even were the Jews to make a self-supporting domed colony on Mars completely independent of the Earth, the Islamic World would still demand that they be given that colony simply because the Jews must always be under their care and never to rule themselves or anyone else. But do not feel left out, according to the Quran, Islam will rule the world and everybody will submit to Islam and Allah. As has often been stated, what starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Meanwhile, there is a person who believes that the furthest left wing party, or at least extremely close to furthest left wing, has claimed that everything right of him including Labor, Hatnuah, Zionist Union, Yesh Atid, Ganz/Yaalon and even Kahlon, all are either far left, left, left-leaning, left-center or at worst center with a little toe pointing to the right as far right wing anti-peace parties. The first thing which all need know is that there is no party in all of Israel which is anti-peace though there are some anti-surrender. Yariv Oppenheimer is politically so far left he probably cannot see the center and would be an ally of Bernie Sanders in the United States or possibly claim that Bernie was a right wing fanatic, really.

 

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October 8, 2018

John Bolton and His Possible First Assignment

 

Numbers of friends asked when John Bolton was chosen to be National Security Adviser to President Trump why was he chosen for this position. The first thing I informed them was that President Trump desired to have Bolton onboard to take care of specific situations and problems but knew there would be heavy push back if he required being confirmed by the Senate. If you believe that the Kavanaugh situation turned ugly, had John Bolton required confirmation, the Senate obstructionists and opposition to President Trump would have had a field day and do not even ask about the games the media would have played. For an introduction, read about his being appointed by President George W. Bush as Ambassador to the United Nations for a taste of the pushback. This was why he had to be appointed as the National Security Adviser simply because the position does not require Senate advise and consent hearings, or should we call them quarrelsome brouhaha. They found this informative but re-asked their question and added a, ‘why him’ to their query. Well, that I can answer with a single word, Israel. The Arab Israel Conflict resolution has become more than President Trump had bargained for and he decided it was time to call in a weapon of mass destruction, John Bolton. John Bolton has been added to the teams attempting to pry some agreement out of the Middle East which has hit snag after snag and apparently stymied the current members of the conflict resolution team. So, introducing John Bolton, a bombastic and extremely determined individual who is willing to bulldoze through all obstructions, blowing them from his path, and who has no problem imposing his will on even the most recalcitrant of individuals. John Bolton has been assigned to find the people willing to make an agreement, find some way of tying such an agreement together, implementing this agreement and then making it stick against all adversarial efforts which will assuredly be forthcoming, potentially in groups or potentially swarms. This is the job for which John Bolton has been hired.

 

National Security Adviser to President Trump John Bolton

National Security Adviser to President Trump John Bolton

 

Where is our proof that John Bolton was chosen as National Security Adviser simply to address the entire Arab Israeli conflict? Well, there was this report about the Trump-North Korea Summit which stated, “President Donald Trump’s Singapore summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was full of showmanship, featuring photo-ops, a long press conference, and one very unusual promotional video. But one player in the scene was surprisingly quiet: John Bolton, Trump’s national-security adviser.” Then additionally there have been his remarks of late. John Bolton attacked Iran calling them “the world’s central banker of international terrorism since 1979.” Addressing ramification of the threats by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to possibly incur the International Court of Justice in settling diplomatic disputes, he stated, “the so-called state of Palestine” challenging the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem at the international court, stating bluntly that “Palestine” is not a state. There was his commentary on Russia’s decision to provide Syria with advanced S-300 air defense systems is a “major mistake.” Have you noticed any common denominator in his commentary? All his remarks one could claim were made by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu instead of the United States National Security Adviser. The question is how it is thought that John Bolton, the one man with a distinctively favorable track record concerning Israel, will in any way find a better way for solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Would not the presence of John Bolton polarize and harden the Arabs in their positions?

 

Well, that brings on a simple answer. Could he actually make anything worse than the Khartoum Resolution and the Three No’s, “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” Somehow, the Three No’s is a definitive statement which rules out any possible solution which would involve any of the members of the Arab League. Meanwhile, as we have reported on numerous occasions, Mahmoud Abbas, just as had Yasser Arafat before him, has a simple answer to any offer which meets every single of his demands, he walks away without any counteroffer and then refuses to negotiate and launches a terrorist offensive within the following three to four months claiming they are grassroots uprisings to protest the Israeli rejectionism at the previous negotiations. This is always picked up exactly as described by Abbas in the European media and the leftist media in the United States, Canada and the remainder of the Western World. Always, the reason given for ending any negotiations has been laid at the feet of Israel despite any reality proving otherwise. Yasser Arafat walked out in Paris, Mahmoud Abbas has simply refused to meet at all and explanations invariable blame Israel claiming Israel has not sacrificed or granted sufficient demands from the PA to make further negotiations even remotely advantageous. We would only be able to wonder and dream in order to find a single concession which the PA has ever granted Israel. If we could simply just be presented with a provable concession which has been made and followed through upon and not simply retracted as soon as they walked away from the negotiations, then there could be progress. We have been unable to find any such event.

 

We do remember the recounting by President William Jefferson Clinton of how after pressuring Yasser Arafat in Paris during the Camp David Accords negotiations and getting an exact description of his minimal acceptable agreement if only the Israelis truly desire peace. President Clinton tells that he then expected he would be required to exhort, cajole, urged and finally insist with it all in the hopes to have Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak meet Arafat’s demands. Well, Prime Minister Barak was said to have thought and with the slightest coaxing, he agreed to the demands for the minimum Arafat required for him to sign a peace agreement. The next morning, Yasser Arafat simply stalked across the room striding purposefully straight out the front door with Secretary of State Madeline Albright chasing after him unable to catch Arafat before he reached his waiting vehicle and headed to the airport and flew back to Jordan. That was the closest anybody may have come to finding the unfindable agreement. The simple truth is that there is but one thing the Arabs will accept, the complete destruction of Israel or turning it over to them to rule, either way, placing the Jews under the care, protection and wills of their Islamic betters. They state that as Dhimmis, the Jews will be treated with the extents of the Quran which makes Dhimmis a protected people as long as they pay a tax called the Jiyza. What is left out is that the Jiyza can rise to any level, even to a point of demanding the turning over of all property and wealth. Then the next time the tax comes due, there will be no means left to pay any expected amount at which time the protections can disappear. That is the least of the restrictions which are troublesome from the Quran’s treatment of Dhimmis such that they have no legal recourse in the courts and there is no protection against forced conversions or forced marriage of your children and even convert or death choice.

 

So, with the reality that Mahmoud Abbas, Jordanian King Abdallah and Egyptian President Sisi will all refuse any agreement with Israel where the Jews are permitted to have rights to govern themselves, then how can John Bolton possibly make any progress where none has ever existed? Well, there is the fact that his reputation as a rather blunt and forceful individual who is extremely opinionated who is difficult to deal with, but why should that change anything? Well, another thing about John Bolton is that since he is not the President nor an actual Cabinet Secretary and merely an adviser, he will have the latitude to do offers which are beyond things that say the Secretary of State could broach without actually obligating the United States or the President. This may permit Mr. Bolton to inspect other alternatives which a President, Secretary of State or Secretary of Defense would cause far too much talk and media reporting making actually working such a deal to its conclusion. Such a deal might be done by going around King Abdullah and instead backing the Jordanian Opposition Council led by Mudar Zahran, somebody who could meet with John Bolton outside some international event away from the media and avoiding any undesired attention. The Jordanian Opposition Council is led by Mudar Zahran and desires to make peace with Israel and turn the rule of Jordan to the Palestinians who represent a sizable majority of the Jordanian population. There have been suggestions where the King of Jordan will still rule over Jordan which will be minimized into the areas where the Bedouin and other non-Palestinian tribes in the eastern sector while the Palestinians will be given rule of the remainder of Jordan renamed Palestine.

 

The Arabs from the Shomron would be enticed to move into this new nation and those remaining in PA regions would be granted Palestinian citizenship and Israel would be returned the entirety of the Shomron. This would require some extreme assistance from the United States as certain powers from the Jordanian areas remade into Palestine would need to be removed before they could overthrow whatever governance is put in place. Assuming that Mudar Zahran and his Jordanian Opposition Council are backed and placed into Palestine with King Abdullah simply instructed that should he attempt to retake the remainder of what had been his nation that he would face very stiff and possibly deadly resistance as the United States is backing new governance. The Muslim Brotherhood would be the first group to be removed from the new nation. Any other known terrorist operatives would require neutralizing. Finally, once Palestine has been pacified, much as Germany was de-Nazified after World War II, then new elections, which should be carefully operated by the United States and overseen by respected and trusted international observers, need to be held to elect new and representative governance. The peace which would be reached between Israel and this new Palestine would also require being overseen and enforced by international interests, defined as the United States as most others would be considered as being compromised. The unfortunate and most shaky part of this arrangement is that for it to actually be capable of lasting, it will require the United States to make an investment militarily, socially, economically and in other capabilities which may not be evident initially as the situation would most definitely require nurturing. The difficulty with this idea is whether Mudar Zahran and his Jordanian Opposition Council are actually seeking peace or simply attempting to use peace with Israel as a lever to gain power followed by their never releasing power forming a dictatorship which could then turn against Israel. This potential eventuality is why the conversion process from potential terror state to modern economic state will require being walked through the transformation and protected from backtracking. This could be the small crack in the Islamic World through which a different passage can be opened leading to progress in bringing the Arab world forward to modern economic success. The incoming King of Saudi Arabia has made indication he would like to open such a path for his nation. Adding Jordan to the north along with Saudi Arabia passing into the modern economic world could complete the apparent path the world appears to be rolling along. Such a change in direction for the Arab and Islamic world would, if accomplished, be the greatest product of President Trump. The only problem is what would happen with following administrations, would they continue to support such an effort or simply destroy all this progress just to spite the memory of the time President Trump held the White House. The destruction and shutting down of the operations required in the name of erasing Trump’s legacy while saving funds could result in the end of modernizing the lives of the many Arabs currently living in an age removed from the developed world, a world where their own leadership currently reside. There is hope that progress could come and lift many in the Arab world from tribalism and poverty into the modern world with all the benefits and progress. This hope might just be the reason for John Bolton as his actions are often reported as being illogical, unhelpful and anything but to what people should pay any attention. Thus, his visiting some obscure individuals in London or outside the Davos meetings would be minimalized by the media, something simply perfect for Bolton to actually operate below the radar and by the time he is found out, it might just be too late to change what will result.

 

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