Beyond the Cusp

October 7, 2017

The World Often Appears Insane

 

Well, not necessarily the whole world all at once, but there is plenty of crazy to go around. Currently, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as being Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan. That is right; he is one of the Crown Princes of Jordan and direct relative of Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. He has instructed the United Nations Human Rights Council to distribute letters to over one-hundred-fifty major companies warning them that should they continue trading with Israeli companies which may have business dealings or selling their products in the “Occupied Territories,” also known as Judea and Samaria, then they will be black listed making it illegal for nations to use their products or services. Most of these companies appear ready to move all their operations from within Israel and possibly to cut off all trade with Israel. This is straight-forward blackmail and a blatant attempt to place universal sanctions on the nation of Israel.

 

This is in addition to the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) making rulings that divest Israel from the Temple Mount, the Cave of the Patriarchs (Cave of Machpelah where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are buried) Jerusalem, Hevron, Judea, Samaria and given time assuredly anyplace on planet Earth. All of these came after UNESCO became the initial United Nations agency to admit the Palestinian Authority under the guise of being the country of Palestine. This came on the heels of Mahmoud Abbas declaration declaring the end of the Palestinian Authority replacing that name on all paperwork, passports and other legal document with State of Palestine in January on Monday January 7, 2013. Then there is the fact that the UNHRC has as the initial part of the agenda for every gathering the denunciation of Israel as a required item. Below is a quote from UN Watch concerning the obsessive, one might say maniacal, nature of the United Nations General Assembly.

 

GENEVA, Dec. 21, 2016 – The UN General Assembly has wrapped up its annual legislative session by adopting twenty resolutions against Israel—click here for detailed chart—and only six resolutions on the rest of the world combined, with three on Syria, and one each on Iran, North Korea and Crimea.

 

If it were only the United Nations, it could be ignored; but it goes so much further. Recently, INTERPOL decided to admit Palestine as a new member nation. Just place that front and center in your mind and imagine INTERPOL sending their Palestinian inspectors to aid in finding the reasons behind the recent attack in Las Vegas. Additionally, the European Union has ordered Israeli goods to be marked separately if they were produced in Judea and Samaria. If the wording were to be carried to the ludicrous extent, then this special labelling could be placed on any item that might contain parts that were produced in Judea and Samaria. If one were to carry it to even further extremes, one could simply mark everything Israeli made as from Judea and Samaria. There have been some unintended consequences of this system where adopted as some people have actually sought items marked in this manner for purchase over items not carrying the stigma. Sometimes, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, as we all know all too well. Then there have been a long list of European nations that have either recognized Palestine or passed rulings supportive of recognition but not actually formally recognizing Palestine. The Vatican also recognized Palestine. There actually is an internationally respected and often accepted document from the International Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance which contains a suggested legal Definition of Anti-Semitism. This definition has been accepted by many nations for prosecuting crimes but somehow the definition never quite gets applied to the government actions.

 

There is an area which deserves note, the many individual states within the United States which have passed laws making any invocation of BDS (boycott, divestment and sanction) against Israel by any government agency as well as business or company doing business or receiving State contracts illegal and as a disqualifying act. The Federal Government has not adopted such legislation despite it being potentially a part of their responsibility as part of international trade and dealing with a foreign nation. What most people are unaware of is exactly how and where the BDS movement began. The origin was the Arab boycott of all things Israel started in 1948 and decided upon before Israel was even declared a nation. The Arab League at the bidding of the PLO took the Arab boycott of Israel and decided after watching what happened with the Apartheid boycott of South Africa that they would adopt the same idea and reasoning with Israel. It does not matter that in Israel Muslims are granted all the same rights as Jews as are Christians and every religion, race and ethnicity. Israel is a multicultural democracy as well as the Jewish State. But the Arabs are betting that because Israel is the Jewish State that they can make people believe that only Jews have rights. That would be the same as believing that in France no one of English or German origins could have equal rights.

 

European Union Labels for Products from Judea and Samaria

European Union Labels for Products from Judea and Samaria

 

These efforts are playing on the historic idea the Jews are different and prefer other Jews and are united against non-Jews. They particularly misuse the Palestinian Arabs as not having rights in Israel where they have rights except voting as they are not Israeli citizens and most were Jordanian citizens and still have Jordanian passports. Claiming that Palestinians should have full rights in Israel would be equal to claiming that Mexicans should have full rights in the United States. But this works because of Arab propaganda which has a multi-billion dollar industry backing the efforts and have been attempting to destroy Israel for decades, actually over half a century and approaching a century. The Arabs have been fighting against allowing any Jewish State since the end of World War I after the Ottoman Empire was defeated and the Balfour Declaration was made public in 1917. Unfortunately, Israel does not have a department specially designed to fight this propaganda war and this proved a disaster after the Durban Conference (World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance) in 2001 which was turned into an Israel hate-fest. The following Durban Conferences were basic repeats of the original. These Durban Conferences have become so toxic that the United States, Israel, Canada and a number of European nations amongst others have refused to attend. But not to worry, hatred of Israel will remain a part of the world’s agenda in far too many places for as long as the Arab nations demand on pushing their agenda to destroy Israel and Islam insists on declaring their war against the Jews.

 

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June 13, 2016

And France Doubles Down

 

Right on the heels of the disastrous French initiative taking confab of twenty plus Foreign Ministers last week where they could not even join together to condemn Israel, let alone demand Israel commit some form of concessions once again to restart the moribund peace process, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault now had the audacity to lecture Israel about the extra security measures taken after the deadly Tel Aviv terror shooting. His claim was by cancelling the work and other passage permissions for the extended family of the terrorists and the cancellation of the Ramadan liberal permissions in response to the attack which murdered four and wounded a score more was simply collective punishment and would lead to more terror and exacerbate an already difficult situation. You can read about and see videos and pictures of the actual assault and aftermath in our article on the terror attack and other related events Look Back and Forward to Coming Incitements for War. The steps Israel took were the same basic types as any sane and rational government would take facing the same situation. The terrorists were cousins from a family which already has a terror history of radicalization with an Uncle of both young men still serving in an Israeli prison for terrorist assault he took part in previously. Israel went so far as to freeze work entry visas for some 204 members of the attackers’ extended family. Israel went further and rescinded approximately eighty-three-thousand general entry permits given to Arabs from Judea and Samaria for Ramadan without running security checks on the vast majority. To run individual checks on this many people would take far longer than the Ramadan holiday and cancellation was a safety precaution, not a punishment. Goodwill gestures to Gaza Arabs, including travel permits to Jerusalem to participate in Ramadan prayers on the Temple Mount, were also rescinded, especially after the reaction of the Hamas government and their sister terror organization Islamic Jihad support for the terror attack and threat that more of the same was imminent. To the French Foreign Minister such actions were overreacting like the French are all of a sudden security experts on how to prevent terrorist attacks. Let’s look at the recent record, oh, yes; Paris just had a slight problem in this area, didn’t they. The reasoning behind the French reaction against Israel’s steps in the aftermath of this horrific attack was blame the victim, side with the terrorists and maybe, just maybe the terrorists will think the French are so wonderful they will not strike there ever again. Talk about throwing everybody else to the alligators so that they will be eaten last thinking which has such a great track record when it comes to terrorism.

 

Adding to the preposterousness of French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault hyperventilating over Israeli security measures was the location from where it came. He was in the United Nations to take part in a Security Council debate on the protection of civilians in peacekeeping. Talking about the United Nations, on Friday the United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein spoke along with the rest of his office to express how so “deeply concerned” by Israel’s response they were while only offering a mild condemnation of the actual terror attack itself or concern for the families of the slain or for a recovery of the injured. These were not the exception but when the terrorist attack was condemned in equivocating terms, it was more often than not followed immediately with stronger terms denouncing Israeli actions as horrid overreactions and in the wording of the office of Mr. al-Hussein, “includes measures that may amount to prohibited collective punishment and will only increase the sense of injustice and frustration felt by Palestinians in this very tense time.”

 

Meanwhile the French Foreign Weasel, we mean Foreign Minister, did we really say Weasel? Anyway, the foreign minister further stated, “There must be a political initiative from the international community to create conditions conducive to appeasement and a return to negotiations,” according to AFP. France is always working for the security of Israel.” Really now, and were not you the leading figure right next to French President François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande calling for a ministerial meeting last week in Paris to discuss what concessions Israel could take to prove their honest desires for peace on top of near countless previous concessions to do the exact same desire for peace? Did not your office recently threaten Israel with recognizing an Arab State called Palestine and setting their borders unilaterally as if the French ran the world? Are you not that same French Foreign Minister head whose office is working furiously with other parts of the French government to find some way of punishing Israel in order for President François Hollande can show he is on top of taking steps to prevent further terror attacks like the one recently in Paris and before that two others including the Charlie Hebdo murders where Israeli Prime Minister flew to Paris to state himself in French, “Je suis Charlie” and march with the other dignitaries? Oh, I remember, he was placed a number of rows back while Mahmoud Abbas was given front and center of the processions for the pictures and there were articles claiming that the Israeli Prime Minister was a news hound just trying to get himself into the picture like the pushy petty Jew that he was, that was the reaction expressed out of Paris after the picture below was released. Who again was being given the glory hound position and why was he smiling after a dozen people and more were just murdered in Paris and all others had their serious faces on as was appropriate; that clown Abbas was doing one of the only two things he knows how to do, condemn Israel and smile like a jackal when before cameras even at a remembrance for terrorist victims murdered in the name of Islam.

 

Mahmoud Abbas smirking while at remembrance rally for Charlie Hebdo in Paris after terror slaughter of a dozen writers and cartoonists for the satirical magazine.

Mahmoud Abbas smirking while at remembrance rally for Charlie Hebdo in Paris after terror slaughter of a dozen writers and cartoonists for the satirical magazine.

 

The two-facedness of your condemnation immediately after siding with the terrorists and attempting to give them a state taken out of the gut of Israel from which to paralyze Israeli industry and threaten directly seventy percent of her population, you then turn around and condemn Israel for reacting to terrorists who came from that very same area you meant to make a terrorist state from. They came from a small town just outside Hevron, a small town which could not help but celebrate their little warriors with fireworks and candies as two of their own gunned down four unarmed civilians at a market and when encountering Israeli security forces who were armed, they dropped their weapons and attempted to act as victims themselves. The one shot while escaping was shot in such a manner as to prevent his escape but not to kill, a form of shooting to arrest rather than center of body mass which requires the security personnel in Israel to take additional training to master such a difficult task. In one of the videos at our aforementioned article you can witness the Israeli security personnel shooting the suspect three or four times and the resulting generally non-life-threatening wounds placed him at the same hospital being treated by the same Israeli physicians as were the victims of he and his cousin’s terror spree where they opened fire in a crowded market full of unarmed people in Tel Aviv one nice evening, well, it was nice until those two jackals, and we apologize for insulting jackals everywhere, opened fire and then immediately threw their weapons down, one of them after one of the market patrons kicked his gun from his grasp breaking it making it unusable, and attempted the innocent victim routine as they knew that police and Israeli armed security personnel would soon arrive and they were not prepared to take on anyone who would be capable of shooting back. Then they ran and we are waiting for the first complaint that the Israeli security personnel shot an unarmed terrorist making him a victim of Israeli brutalism. The vermin, again, vermin, we mean no disparaging but the words for these terror swine, now we need apologize to swine, was running from the scene and it was entirely likely he was still armed thus shooting rather than take further chances with loss of innocent lives warranted his actions. Let us state further that this security personnel came running towards the sounds of gunfire, not away or hiding in place but running towards a situation more than likely which would place them in danger themselves, a rare breed amongst humankind and we have numerous just like them here in Israel and we are thankful for every last one of these brave and selfless individuals. As far as for the French Foreign Minister and President attempting to raise their standing with the French people on the backs and lives of the Israeli people, we remember the case of Alfred Dreyfus and can plainly see that the French leadership has not moved all that far from their pedigree of that day. Let us conclude, “Nous sommes Dreyfus” and in his memory, that of French perfidy then and now.

 

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