Beyond the Cusp

May 27, 2019

Israeli Elections Take a Familiar Route

 

Well, the deadline for the formation of a coalition and thus make the seating of the new Knesset came and went without a coalition. This might lead one to conclude that Israel is going to go to elections once again. Well, not so fast. President Rivlin used his power to grant a one-week extension which pushed the deadline to this coming Wednesday night, May, 29th, to tell President Reuven Rivlin that he has enough support to build a coalition, and until next Monday to present coalition agreements that would have to be voted on two days later, all of which is coming at us faster than the coalition talks. The news is that the negotiations are going on around the clock. Our suspicions are around the clock means that somebody each night is told to sleep on a proposal and their dreams count as negotiating. Whatever around the clock means, it could mean that they have a countdown-clock sitting in the middle of the table as they negotiate, it does not matter, only the deadline does as there probably will not be a second extension of the deadline.

 

This raises a question, with the Israeli public almost as divided between right and left as the United States, at least in Israel there has not been any declaration of war as in America, the question to be asked is would a new round of elections make any real difference. The reality is that it most definitely could provided all the parties are included and the coalitions from the most recent elections hold. From our vantage point, the Israeli public will not be kind to those who were most responsible for forcing another round of elections. Somebody has to pay the piper for the additional and unnecessary cost of holding another election. So, this begs the question, who will pay and what will be the cost. The answers to this question are where we get to guess what the mood will be. The one positive is that it will probably be a nice sunny day with a few scattered puffy clouds. The negative is it will also probably be over thirty-three degrees C which is over ninety degrees F. Depending on the distance it is to your polling station will definitely have an effect on your mood and thus potentially your vote.

 

Bibi Netanyahu most definitively does not desire going to elections again as he got pretty much everything he desired from this last round of voting. The two people he most desired to prevent from reaching threshold did not make it into the government. The top of this list was Naftali Bennett and his New Right Party. The main thing going for Bennett’s party was Ayelet Shaked and it would be a benefit for the Zionist wing of the Conservative parties for these two people making threshold. The other was Moshe Feiglin and his Zehut Party which hoped that backing legalizing of cannabis to compliment his right wing-Zionist platform, but it was not sufficient to get him over threshold. If there would be another round of elections, where Zehut would be unlikely to gain from this, Bennett and his New Right might clear threshold as some who may have considered voting for the New Right but with developments in the final two days of campaigning, where Bibi basically declared that he was prepared to enact everything which Bennett had staked his campaign around taking all the momentum and the wind out of his sails. Bennett likely learned his lesson and realizes that he needs broaden the subjects which he has positions on and communicate them far more clearly for the electorate. There are also doubts as to whether the Union of Right-Wing Parties will be able to hold their agreement together. The other party which might be hoping for new election is the Blue White Party which was a grouping of Israel Resilience Party with Yesh Atid. This gave Yair Lapid what he hoped was the punch to steal the elections and it almost worked. Then there was the addition of the Generals of which some had been the Chief of Staff. The leading General was Benny Gantz who was joined by generals Moshe Ya’alon and Gabi Ashkenazi. New elections would give this party a feeling that they could take over and win as they basically tied Likud but as the right had the majority of elected ministers, Likud won the right to try and form a coalition. The Union of Right-Wing Parties, providing they can remain allied, stand to gain potentially a couple of seats should the party leader, another general, Rafi Peretz get to be heard by more people, as the Jewish Home Party is out of its crisis caused by Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked who bolted from the party immediately after elections were called leaving the Jewish Home Party in disarray. As one in the Jewish Home Central Committee, I can testify to the mess from which we believe we will be stronger, especially with Rafi Peretz at the helm. The one party which stands to lose some ministerial position is Bibi Netanyahu’s Likud Party as the other right-wing parties gaining have to get their votes from somewhere. The other party which might suffer some losses is the Blue White Party as some of the things said early in the campaign have gotten more play and this could prove damaging.

 

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu Miri Regev Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu Miri Regev Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett

 

With things as they stand, Bibi very likely does not desire going to elections. Also, there is another reality he has to fear. President Rivlin could ask the Blue White Party to try and put together a coalition in place of elections. That is unlikely but is still a possibility which might play well to have Bibi find some way of pleasing all the various requests, though with some he has two parties demanding the same Ministership. When everything is added together, the best bet is that somewhere between the wee hours before the deadline there will be some form of agreement. How it all will play out is anybody’s guess. There is always the possibility that there will be a coalition of parties making up sixty seats and Bibi will call in some favors and have one individual join the coalition independent of their party. That would be sufficient to put the coalition to the necessary sixty-one seats, the minimum required. There is always the possibility that a coalition of sixty votes will be approved again by Bibi calling in favors to have somebody vote for the coalition though not be a party to the coalition and sit in the opposition. This is extremely odd, but with Bibi, we have learned never to count anything out of the realm of possibility. Whatever will be, we will know by Thursday morning in Israel as we wait for the smoke to clear. Those of you in America will hear about the results on your evening news. We will simply wait for the new morning as if there will be new elections, we will have at least a half dozen articles out of the insanity which that would generate. Our bet, Bibi will put together the necessary parts for a coalition if for no other reason than to prevent Bennett from getting another chance and clearing threshold. Grudges are sometimes the best of motivators, especially if you have thirty years over which you have been collecting them.

 

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March 7, 2019

Mandelblit Demands to Decide Israeli Elections

 

Israeli Attorney General Mandelblit, with the cooperation and support from State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan, has entered into the elections, now that the lists have been submitted and formalized, and has insisted that he decide which candidates are permitted to be in the Knesset and who must be denied entry into that body. Should he get away with this breach of legal etiquette and have the Central Elections Committee simply rubber-stamp his pronouncements, Attorney General Mandelblit will become the Lord High Elector casting his pale shadow over every candidate list deciding who can stay and who must go before the people are permitted any say with their votes. In the past week, Mandelblit has announced that he opposes the disqualification of the Arab Lists of Balad, Hadash and Ta’al parties from running in the elections. On the other end of the political spectrum, the story is quite different, as Mandelblit has submitted a request to disqualify Otzma Yehudit candidates attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir does not present sufficient evidentiary basis that would allow it to be accepted. These are the two candidates Otzma Yehudit has on the list with Jewish Home and National Union Parties.

 

Mandelblit based his claims against the two Otzma Yehudit on the “grounds of incitement to racism.” This poses the question as to why Otzma Yehudit should be tagged as unacceptable as they call for annexation of Judea and Samaria and expediting the voluntary emigration of Arab Palestinians while the Arab Lists are not being racist when they back armed revolt against Israel and dispossessing the Jews and have given open support to terrorist groups which murder Israeli citizens. The answer is clearly obvious once one includes the abrupt bringing of charges against the sitting Prime Minister and leader of the Likud Party right before the elections such that he can keep pounding the charges against Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu right up to the election and potentially have him barred from running by the Supreme Court. This is a political coup by other means than a military take-over, a putsch by prosecution. Mandelblit has proven that he is not fit to be Attorney General of the State of Israel as he appears to be unable to put aside his politically rose-colored glasses which makes every conservative, nationalist, Zionist and religious Jew into an raging racist and the leftists, socialists, and Israel detractors who call for the end of the Jewish State as an oppressed minority towards whom all should genuflect.

 

Mandelblit claims that statements made by Ahmed Tibi, Ayman Odeh, and Balad members supporting the “resistance to the occupation,” according to which, causing harm to a soldier is not terrorism, that this does not provide the evidentiary basis for disqualifying the parties. The Otzma Yehudit Party criticized the Attorney General’s decision stating, “The time has come to change the equation and inform the supporters of terrorism that they are not wanted in the Israeli Knesset. Democracy must defend itself, and the free hand that the Attorney General gives to the Balad members, to Ahmed Tibi and to Ayman Odeh, causes there to be in the Knesset an evil axis that supports terror, incites against the state, and receives a salary at the expense of the Israeli taxpayer on top of it.” Meanwhile, the candidates from Otzma Yehudit must be disqualified as they belong to the party which was founded in the spirit of Zionism and the thoughts of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, whose Kach Party was disqualified for being too powerful and potentially might have placed Rabbi Kahane as Prime Minister, thus the Kach Party became racist and against the spirit of the State of Israel. But still the petition from the Reform Movement and Knesset members Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) and Stav Shafir (Labor) claiming racism against Ben-Ari and Ben-Gvir, the entirety of the Otzma Yehudit candidates on the list, for they incited against Arabs after terror attacks, used influence on the soccer fields to incite and more items which just cannot be made-up. Wait one second, there was one unforgivable sin committed by Otzma Yehudit Party and their candidates, they made repeated attempts to ‘revive’ the image and teachings of Rabbi Kahane. Well, there go my dreams of ever becoming Prime Minister as eventually they might dig deep enough to find out I was a supporter of the good Rabbi, may his memory be a blessing.

 

Apparently, the left just cannot let go of their hatred for the man who was proven to be correct about everything he predicted would be coming at Israel and today we are facing the exact existential threats which Rabbi Kahane wanted to prevent by cutting them off before they could grow to proportions beyond the ability for Israel to control. A solid argument can be made that had the PLO and Hamas been quashed instead of catered and treated like delicate flowers, not terrorists, then there probably would not be any Hezballah as that organization was not even an idea until after Yasser Arafat started a revolution to overthrow the Christian heritage and government in Lebanon. Furthermore, the left knows they will be unable to oust Prime Minister Netanyahu from being the person chosen to form a ruling coalition but they might be able to make his efforts fruitless or simply having to allow at least the more numerous leftist parties a seat at the table. If the left can petition the religious Zionist candidates from their respective tickets, this will cause many who would have supported the list they had joined to become disenfranchised and very possibly staying home and not voting. They are also going directly at the Prime Minister with charges which the rest of the world, including a number of Harvard and Yale lawyers, have found irresistibly hilarious. Mandelblit, those people laughing and claiming that no self-respecting prosecutor would ever take such charges to trial or even seek an indictment are not laughing because they believe you got Bibi in your crosshairs, they are laughing at you for thinking you have Bibi in your crosshairs. They are laughing because they cannot believe you are going to try and remove the Prime Minister over cigars and champagne, speaking with media owners seeking fairer coverage, refusing a bribe to press certain regulatory bills favoring one newspaper over another and being so bribed that Bibi voted against the measure, and these are your cases. These accusations are weaker and far less convincing than the threatened charges from the Attorney General’s office in the run-up to the last elections. We can only hazard a guess at what charges will be brought if Bibi should run once more, for example breaking fashion standards by wearing white shoes after November first or holding a formal dinner and serving tuna salad sandwiches with Kool-Aid, and just one flavor of Kool-Aid, grape. Things really are getting this ludicrous.

 

When it comes to anything right of center, even center as defined by the left, which places the actual center to the right or even the far or distant right, thus any truly conservative party is automatically the radical right, centrists who are neutral are relabeled as the right, and anyone with strong rightist views become an intolerable fascist beast who must be destroyed for the good of the cause and claimed to be done to save the nation. When the agreement was announced that Otzma Yehudit would gain two slots in the Jewish Home list of which only one has a great chance and the second a slight chance, quite slight, Y-net News reported, “A dynasty of racism and provocation is on its way to the Israeli parliament.” Another article, this time in Arutz Sheva stated, “Otzma Yehudit, led by former Kach movement activists Michael Ben-Ari, Baruch Marzel, and attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, has been linked with the ideology of Jewish Defense League founder and former Knesset Member Rabbi Meir Kahane. Rabbi Kahane advocated the expulsion of Arab residents of Israel, and was barred from the Knesset in 1988, after serving one term.” Rabbi Kahane favored encouraged emigration for the Arab population, a far cry from expulsion. Expulsion is what much of the Arab world across the Middle East and Northern Africa did to their Jewish citizens, and these Jews were long-standing citizens whose families had resided at their location for hundreds upon hundreds of years before being thrown from their homes and businesses being dispossessed of every ounce of wealth and sent packing often allowing merely one suitcase, if that, and even that was searched for anything of value on the way out. Israel absorbed and integrated into the society over eight-hundred-thousand of these Jews but the entire Arab world has been unable to integrate or absorb a single Arab who probably left their home obeying the orders from their own Mufti of Jerusalem. As Rabbi Kahane stated, Israel is for the Jews and Arabia should be for the Arabs. But Rabbi Kahane desired a peaceful and voluntary emigration and never claimed that an expulsion was required, that is pure leftist spin. Of course, listening to Mandelblit and many from the left and you would believe that Bibi Netanyahu has horns, which we made a picture to assist in seeing such and included it below. Needless to say, but Bibi supporters claim he is an angel and to assist in this there is a picture with this below. We have had many disagreements with Bibi politically where our complaint has been that he is too tentative and refuses to act decisively and pursue a finality, especially when it comes to Hamas and Gaza. We can only guess at what the majority of media might say to those attacking the Prime Minister from the right, and it would not likely be pretty.

 

Bibi Netanyahu, You Devil or You Angel, We Decide

Bibi Netanyahu, You Devil or You Angel, We Decide

 

The above will be decided by straightforward means the first two weeks of April as Israelis go to the polls and decide the face we will put forth to the world and what policies we will follow. Mandelblit will probably vote in opposition to Bibi and in opposition to all of Bibi’s announced intentions. We will also be voting against Bibi and for Bibi, but not exactly Bibi. Our hope is for a different right of center, religious, Zionist, most definitely Zionist person who knows both the biblical definition of our lands and the Mandate and international law defines as our lands. Should Iran make a move, Israel may very well decide that a natural border to the north is required and make the northern border match the biblical northern border, the Litani River. We could turn the rest of Lebanon into a Christian nation under Israeli protection for as long as it remains Christian. These coming Israeli elections are going to be vitally important as they will set the immediate future should the people actually turn out and vote. Israelis are looking at another situation sort of similar to the 1992 elections where the right wing was still stinging from a media firestorm and the right splintered which handed the left the government despite their taking well under half of the vote. The right is not as splintered, though it does have some outliers which could result in a fair amount of wasted votes. The left basically falls into three parties, the Blue-White Party of Gantz and Lapid, Labor which might still refer to itself as the Zionist Union and the Arab List which largely has people who represent the Palestinian Arabs more fiercely than they do Israeli Arabs. Israel is the only nation where people who desire tearing down the nation and placing under a tyrannical dictator who would murder half of the country’s population is actually represented in their national government.

 

In the case of Israel, both Attorney General Mandelblit and State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan support allowing those who would destroy the nation and probably murder most of the Jews, no matter their politics, taking power, transforming the nation from the Jewish homelands to the Jews final resting ground. Should the right require a reminder, it was the disintegration from the right wing which brought forward the Oslo Accords which were designed in secret by leftists who were not in power working with the Netherlands and United States State Department (State Department is all one need know to realize that freedom loving people will suffer from the results) without informing anybody in the government and telling their other partners that they can do this if only they could win an election. Since then, there has often been Democrat operatives working in Israel to support leftist parties despite such being against Israeli election rules, accepting assistance from outside the country. This time the right will once again be facing a unified left who has promised to find the way to provide a state for the Arab Palestinians, the same Arab Palestinians whose leadership claims that the only solution is the replacement of Israel with an Arab Islamic dictatorship completely free of any Jews. That is what they claim and state regularly and we have no reason not to believe what they say would indeed occur should they ever get half a chance of completing their nefarious plans. This Israeli election and every future Israeli election, the right will need to hold the line and not allow any further slippage leftward. Granted, Israel has made great strides despite its socialist beginnings. Israel now has slowly and inexorably been sliding leftward which can be seen by looking at the centrist parties such as the Blue-White Party which would attempt to establish an Arab state carved out of tiny little Israel as an attempt to satisfy the Arab thirst for Israel’s demise. That would simply be blood in the water and the sharks would gather seeking the bleeding source, and that source would be Israel. The left which argued for Oslo was in favor of Israel retaining three-quarters of the regions which had been liberated from Jordanian occupation, and now the centrists, not even the left but the center want to give away virtually all the lands which Jordan had illegally occupied. That is the evidence of a slippery slope which comes from making unilateral concessions at the insistence of the originator of this mess, the United States State Department. These are the functionaries who make many laws by referring to them as regulations and levy taxes calling them fees and can run or destroy the country. In the United States, it is called the “Deep State” and in Israel we can just call it a hive of leftists which we can only be neutralized by electing right wing, religious, Zionist parties; anything less will end the Jewish State of Israel. Our two pictures of Bibi above are also the view which the left wing establishment, which runs much of the media and entertainment programming as well as having a stranglehold on the education and its environment, making them hostile against the very youth Israel needs to make their own ethical decisions. We need look no further than Europe, the United States and Canada to see what could be the result here in Israel if we continue to move leftward with one caveat; we are far smaller and this makes us potentially more vulnerable thus we need to be aware and teach our children exactly what is expected and needed to avoid an inevitable takeover by Islam or any other group which comes along. This is Israel, and we have over four-thousand years of history and have out-survived every great empire which came and went along the way. Mark Twain probably stated it best when he wrote the essay titled, “Concerning the Jew.”

 


“If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star-dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in the world, in all the ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it. The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed, and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”

 

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March 5, 2019

Why the Worldly Pressure for Israel to Recognize Palestinian Governance

 

We are about to witness the way in which the world’s leftists cannot help themselves from meddling in anti-Israeli propaganda going into the Israeli elections. They are unable to report directly on the actual statements and campaign rhetoric without making interpretive alterations to fit their agenda. So, perhaps the most helpful disclosure would be to define the end goals of these left wing media outlets in Israel and across the Western World. Their most obvious of goals is to get their fellow travelers from the left in Israel into the Knesset in sufficient numbers that they get to form the ruling coalition. Barring success at this, they at least want to injure the right wing, nationalist, Zionist and especially religious parties from being capable of forming a coalition. To them, no government and another election cycle is preferable to any government which is not leaning strongly to the left. Their secondary goal is to force Bibi Netanyahu from his position as leader of the Likud Party thus preventing him from heading the Likud list preventing his returning as the Israeli Prime Minister. The final aim is to have Israel repeat the Gaza disengagement only this time giving away all of the regions liberated from Jordanian occupation during the Six Day War in the first weeks of June 1967.

 

The initial and most obvious aims can all be covered together while the final target will take being handled by itself as it is both more complicated and of vital importance. If, while reading about the Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and his presumed intentions for bringing an indictment against Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu you felt like you were reading old news, you were correct (we avoid saying ‘you were right’ as some take that as a political statement which they may see as an insult). These are old charges which were aired in the lead up to a possible indictment of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu right before the last elections and they had a short run when it appeared that elections were going to be forced about a year or so ago. These charges arise from investigations going back numerous years and there is nothing new except that currently there are fewer charges and investigations than there were in the lead to the last elections. What happened to bring some of these charges to a close? Well, the investigations went bust as you can only chase leads to an un-crime for so long before somebody is found and actually charged and tried or you run out of excuses other than we might bag Bibi given sufficient time to dig beyond all normal behavior. The supposed kickbacks which were to have lined Bibi’s pockets were actually lining other people of lesser stature such as, if we remember correctly, a government lawyer who assisted in finalizing the deal, a German attached to the company who was tasked with manufacturing the submarines for Israel and one or two other functionaries. Most pled guilty or, who cares, it did not bag Bibi so the media let it drop like a ten-ton-weight. Last election there were anywhere from six to eight different scenarios under which Bibi would be charged, tried and never sit in the Prime Minister’s residence again. Now there are three of four charges left and they are just as ridiculous as they were last time, but these definitely include Bibi, thus they are of vital importance as this time they got him.

 

Let’s take a cursory look at what exactly are the goods that they have on Prime Minister Netanyahu. He presumably pressed for legislation favorable to a specific newspaper targeting it to force them to charge for its distribution to the public rather than being a free newspaper which has all of the cost for salaries, printing and everything else completely not covered by advertising is absorbed and covered by Sheldon Adelson. Mr. Adelson is a quite wealth American casino owner and once a strong supporter of Bibi Netanyahu and always supportive of Israeli Zionist and nationalist causes. The legislation targeting Yisroel Hayom (Israel Today) newspaper was placed for consideration by one of the Ministers of the Knesset. Wait, so Bibi did not present this legislation? Nope, a member of the opposition placed the legislation to favor a “mainstream” (read strongly left leaning) newspaper by removing its main rival from the market. So it was not even introduced by a member of Likud or even the ruling coalition? Then how does one link this to the Prime Minister. Well, he shared lunch with the owner of the other newspaper and thus he just had to be behind the entire boondoggle. And it was obvious as Bibi was promised favorable coverage in their reporting for his efforts. Wait, the newspaper in question has dragged Bibi over the coals repeatedly and there has been little if any change in their opposition to everything Bibi. So, according to a simple reading of the newspaper in question reveals their adversarial coverage of the Prime Minister, thus it is obvious that he made some deal for favorable coverage. If that last sentence made absolutely any sense beyond there is no there, there, then please fill us in on what we missed. There is another claim where Bibi used some luring offer for better coverage by another news source which has never let up on dragging the Prime Minister through the mud.

 

There is another charge which does not include newspapers and instead granting special access via, you guessed it, favorable legislation and handling of the business of some billionaire who, gasp, gave the Prime Minister some expensive (read smokeable) cigars, expensive (read tasty) champagne and gave Sarah Netanyahu (Bibi’s wife) some pieces of expensive (read not costume) jewelry. These “gifts” were handed over during this billionaire’s visit to Israel and his dining at the Prime Minister’s official residence. We talked about this charge here where we stated, well, just go read that after reading the remainder of this article. Anywhere else in the world, such gifts presented upon dining at a national leader’s official residence or other stately venue would be considered being polite and appreciative, it would not rise to the level of a crime. Further, the media covered these gifts while reporting on the state dinner over the ensuing weeks. Showcasing these gifts is not exactly the way one would conduct some back-room deal as such a deal would require secrecy as its most important factor. We simply figure your department has been working desperately for many years to dethrone Bibi and spoil any hopes of a right-leaning government, replacing such with a far left government. But, in some ways, destroying Bibi is simply a sideshow as he is one small fish and the leftist media have far larger items in their sights.

 

The leftist media have the entirety of Israeli existence in their sights and all it takes is a single election to make such possible. The media from the left seeks one ticket to champion; often whichever one had the Labor Party ensconced within, but this time they are going with the Blue-White Party led by General (ret) Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid. General (ret) Benny Gantz has touted his party having three former Chief of Staff Generals, himself, Moshe Ya’alon and Gabi Ashkenazi. This grouping of such high-ranking former military personnel is supposed to undermine Bibi Netanyahu’s claim as the man who provides security. We can expect the media to make a big deal about the presence of these Generals working together which is supposed to place the concept that they outranked Bibi and thus would be even tougher and security conscious. Well, in our opinion that is not the case. All three former Chiefs of Staff backed gifting Mahmoud Abbas his little fiefdom by withdrawing all Israelis to west of the Separation Barrier, redividing Jerusalem and making this withdrawal the final deal made unilaterally, if required. Their claim is by doing this, the Arabs will have their state (actually three as they already have Gaza and Jordan) along their demanded borders, or very close to such, and thus all terrorism will end and Israelis will be as secure as they had been in the “good-old-days” when there was presumably no terrorism. This is a marriage of the three generals who are all long retired and had held the position as Chief of Staff with Yair Lapid who served as an army reporter and never saw any actual engagement and fighting. What could it be which would be the binding common denominator?

 

Moshe Ya'alon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi

Moshe Ya’alon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi

 

The group’s common denominator is the long-standing while oft denied position of Yair Lapid of surrendering most or all of the former Arab held regions in order to grant them self-rule and end terrorism. We can only guess that these people are fooling themselves and hoping their honest appearance, while stating things which are categorically in error, is sufficient to carry the day and win the elections. Should they require any coaching on how to pull off this charade, they have Yair Lapid right there as he has spent his entire political career doing exactly these misdirective statements. Lapid consistently pretends to be further right than Bibi and as the most hawkish individual in the elections while actually seeking his planned reasonable means for forming another Arab Palestinian State, this time out of the lands liberated from Jordan during the Six Day War. They know that Mahmoud Abbas has already rejected two offers which were nearly identical to their plan. But General Gantz knows the solution. There will be no negotiations as this plan calls for merging two former plans into one and then this time they will work. The initial plan they will copy will be the Gaza Disengagement except this time the lands will be the Judean highlands, much of Samaria and half of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount. Such a retreat is as unconscionable as it is unwise. General Gantz expects to combine this procedure with another similar program to address any potential terrorist activity by leaving the IDF stationed in the region to prevent terrorism as worked so well in southern Lebanon before we made a hasty and ill-prepared retreat. So, by combining the two greatest military blunders of the last century except this time with lands overlooking Tel Aviv permitting direct-line-of-sight targeting of Tel Aviv metropolitan region with Katyusha rockets, these former generals and a journalist are attempting to make Israel completely at the mercy of the surrounding terrorists. This would result very quickly into direct fire with horrific results.

 

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan Depicting the Near Complete Coverage of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

Katyusha Rocket Range by Mark Langfan
Depicting the Near Complete Coverage
of the Heart of Israel by Even the Smallest
Home-made Rockets Both Hamas and Fatah
Are Capable of Producing in Bulk

 

Still, the media are going to do everything possible to scare the public from voting for the grouped ticket of the religious Zionist parties because one of them is too committed to the land of Israel. Further, that party claims to be the people who followed the teachings and political beliefs of Rabbi Kahane. The favorite word of the left is already being thrown at the combined Jewish Home list as racist, extremist and generally dangerous. These terms are the standard leftist response to nationalism, especially if that nationalism is for the Jewish State. Zionism is an ever greater ill and Rabbi Kahane sends them scurrying to the closest safe-space where they can color in a coloring book with the provided crayons or pet a kitten until the stress is relieved. The media will play the racist meme as well as constant berating of Bibi over the impending convictions. Yes, they will omit references to surrendering virtually all the lands which were formerly occupied by Jordan and leave Israel primed for conquest. Such a plan would make Israel between nine and ten miles wide at her central core, which was what made the first invasion in 1948 so enticing, and was a point for the next attempt in 1967. These regions are necessary to provide Israel with sufficient depth and not to mention providing a natural barrier from ground invasions while also providing good vantage points to set up radar installations. Further, according to international laws and treaties, the Israel eastern boundary is the Jordan River, and this is a crucial point. None of these lands west of the Jordan River can be taken from Israel unless she surrenders her rights as she did with Gaza, and that must never happen again.

 

Cutaway View of Tactical Advantage and Necessity of the Jordan Valley and Judean Hills for Defending Coastal Plains and Israel Alongside the Mediterranean Sea

Cutaway View of Tactical Advantage and Necessity
of the Jordan Valley and Judean Hills for Defending
Coastal Plains and Israel Alongside the Mediterranean Sea

 

As just noted, the Israeli eastern border was to be the Jordan River and the Golan Heights. Even before Israel was born, the British gifted the Golan Heights to France to provide them to Syria who utilized them for sniper training where snipers would regularly shoot farmers and their equipment as practice. This, in time, led to a large tract of land left as they were too dangerous to farm and the roads were too dangerous to drive. The world, led by Europe (for the present) has worked diligently to erase what they see as their greatest mistake, allowing Israel to come into existence. This was behind the gifting of the Golan Heights to Syria, the patrician plan under UNGA Res. 181. This was the plan of the Gaza Disengagement and it will be the plan for the Shomron disaster which will be called the West Bank Disengagement or the Gifting of Palestine. None of this will alter a thing as Abbas will continue to pay his people to murder Jews. Terrorism will continue apace just as terrorism existed before 1967 and terrorism existed before 1948, and finally, Arab terrorism towards Jews has existed since the beheading of eight-hundred men and the enslaving of the entire female population of the Banu Qurayza Tribe near Mecca. After the Jews had surrendered and given over their weapons, Muhammad then allowed his men to glorify their conquest by beheading every male survivor of the tribe and then do as they would with the women taking the attractive ones as concubines and the rest if of child-bearing age were to be used in a most abusive manner, they were relegated for the purpose of producing new warriors to continue the conquest fifteen to twenty years hence.

 

There is possibly only one result no matter what is done in the interim; Israel will annex the lands to the Jordan River. The leadership and known terrorist planners, trainers, financiers, senior military and other groups of interest will be deported. The remaining Arabs will need to choose from the three choices which Jewish law advises be given to those who wish to or find themselves within our borders. The first choice is to remain and obey the Noahic Code and Israeli law and the fact that these are the Jewish homelands. The second offer is to have their immovable property bought at above market price as well as an enticement with which to make moving less of a burden and make nations find the Palestinian Arabs more affordable. The final choice is ill advised as this one will result to those who choose to persist in terrorist attacks, for those choosing this, we consider them having chosen to war with us and we oblige them using all of our available and necessary force. The intention is to end the terrorism by allowing the Arabs to rejoin family in their native lands, some lands which their peoples have come here only and lived here merely for a year and then the British allowed them rights as full citizens. This underhanded practice was done to keep the percentage of Jews low but failed when the Arab world forced out close to a million Jews in the decade of the 1950’s.

 

The intent of these offers is to encourage Arab emigration, preferably return to their lands where their families remain. In order to expedite the solution, after a period of six months, ten percent of the cash offered as a relocations allowance will be deducted such that ten months down the road there is a point where the offer is withdrawn. At this point, the remaining Arabs will be left with the other two choices, living peaceably or war. These can be individual, family or even entire towns making the choice. This is the only solution which will work. Should, by some misfortune, the leftists actually win the election because the Blue-White team of Moshe Ya’alon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Gabi Ashkenazi succeed in their ruse to portray themselves as hawkish, Zionist, right-wing zealots will have fooled sufficient voters. The idea a General is a good leader for Israel was the claim by Rabin, a former general who brought us the Oslo Accords, and Ariel Sharon, the bulldozer and former general, brought us the Gaza Disengagement. There are other reasons which make Benny Gantz dangerous but which also sound like impressive credentials, but once again the ex-military, ex-security, ex-Mossad and other top ranking people are not necessarily who Israel need or even should desire to lead the nation. Our first article about these coming elections covered what is necessary from General Gantz and his liaisons and background and can be read here. There is one last item we wish to give a short mention. There will be a fair amount of dragging Rabbi Kahane (ז״ל) and his memory through the mud and rancor which is sure to bubble to the surface and become a roiling cauldron of seething hatred. The Rabbi was a fierce proponent for the Jewish people and likely single-handed inspired the freedom for Russian Jews, specifically the dissidents. He coined the phrases “Never Again!” and “Am Yisroel Chai!.” His attitude towards the Palestinian Arabs was simply to use a population transfer where Israel had taken in and absorbed, not made pawns in a deadly game and victimized treating as prisoners almost 850,000 Jews expelled from across the Arab world where their families often had resided for over a thousand years. He thought that the Arabs who had emigrated to Israel in the past hundred years should be permitted and encouraged to return to their homelands, especially those who left their homes at the behest of the Mufti of Jerusalem before the war to annihilate the Jews of 1948, started on the morning that Israel became a nation. Rabbi Kahane was an inspired lecturer, speaker and learned in Torah and the Talmud as well as every other area of teaching and Jewish thought. He was assassinated by a Palestinian Arab after delivering a speech in New York. Subsequently, Rabbi Kahane’s son and his son’s wife were assassinated in Israel as they were driving. The price for our land has been high and is unlikely to ever be marked paid in full as there will always be those who wish to bring the end of the Jews. The one reassuring item is that Jews have a place to which to run when the madmen start their chants, “Kill the Jews! Kill the Jews. Kill them all!” This was a luxury over six-million European Jews were denied because the British still held our homelands and refused their entrance. Some just short of a thousand were almost all denied entry anywhere including the United States. Rabbi Kahane understood one last thing, that even the United States would be but a temporary respite from the crazed homicidal people clamoring to kill the Jews and that only Israel protected by proud and strong Jews would or could provide all of us a home and shelter from the storm.

 

Beyond the Cusp

 

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