A Righteous War Against Hamas Terrorism


I begin with stating what Dem-Marxist Lefties and Resurrected-Christ-hating Muslims abhor: The Arab descendants of the Arab-Muslims who immigrated to then Ottoman controlled lands transformed from uninhabitable land to prosperous land by returning Jews are a fake-people. After the Ottomans lost WWI, the land reverted to British control under name the British Mandate for Palestine. During this Mandatory period, the returning Jews to their Land of Promise were called Palestinians as much as the Arabs residing there. The Arabs in the Jewish Land were not termed “Palestinian” until a combined conspiracy between the then Arab League and the Soviet Union created an umbrella organization of Islamic terrorists after invading Arabs lost two wars with a then new independent Israel. Arabs derived the name Palestinian from the terrorist umbrella group known as the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

A rocket launched from Gaza is intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome system, May 11, 2021 (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images – Business Insider India)

I call these fake-people with no actual history to the Land Faux-Palestinians. You will read in Justin Smith’s essay on the current Israel-Hamas hostilities and ensuing Muslim rioting in the USA refers to these fakers with the diminutive “palestinian”. That works for me. As I prepare to post this, a tentative ceasefire exists even though – as usual – Muslims are provoking Israel patience with acts of violence.

Justin takes a great look at Muslim rioters on U.S. soil, the right of Israel to defend itself and a brief history Muslim violence against Jews merely reclaiming their ancient heritage.

(Because I am a bit late in posting Justin’s submission, I have not performed the editorial sourcing this awesome essay deserves. I have posted voluminously on many of the points Justin asserts. Feel free to search the blog for corroboration.)

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A Righteous War Against Hamas Terrorism

Palestinian Protests in America Breeding Grounds for Future Terrorists  

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  5/19/2021 11:09 PM

They are flooding all over the city now buried into torpor and sleep and wine, the invaders. And meanwhile, through its open gates, others irrupt to join their henchmen’s platoons.”  ~ Virgil, ‘The Aeneid’ (The burning of Troy) [Blog Editor: I could not find this specific quote by either Virgil or in the Aeneid. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. My guess: there are variations of English translations of Virgil’s Latin.]

My blood has ran hot with anger over the past several days, at the sight of Palestinians waving their flag in the streets of America, from I-278 near Los Angeles, in front of the Federal Building on May 15, 2021; to downtown Memphis and Nashville on May 18, 2021; as well as in numerous other cities, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Dearborn and Atlanta. They have the freedom of expression right to fly that disgusting flag, representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Hamas terrorists, who have committed murder and mayhem, across the globe for the past six decades, but it is a fight they should have kept in the Middle East, if it’s one they believed must be waged against Israel, even though an accurate accounting of history exhibits multiple fallacies and a myth surrounding the “palestinian people”.

Jew-Hating Faux-Palestinians Displaying Hate for Israel (photo collage sent from Justin)

It should be a revolting sight for any true American, who loves the idea of America and its Freedom and Liberties of days past, because whether these “palestinians” are recent legal or illegal immigrants or second and third generation “American citizens”, nothing can be clearer than the fact that they consider themselves Palestinian and Muslim first and a U.S. citizen or “an American” second, and they are here as part of a larger agenda, that has very little to do with desiring a better life and everything to do with subverting America and its alliance with Israel, in order to eventually eradicate the sovereign Jewish nation of Israel.

This is reminiscent of a “peaceful” protest by the Muslim community in my hometown of Murfreesboro, TN on January 9, 2009 and again in 2012 en masse in support of Hamas murderers and terrorists in Gaza, along with the discovery that one of the board members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was a radical jihadist. 

It also brings up memories of my youth and witnessing a majority Christian nation, Lebanon, being slowly devastated and destroyed, building by building, community by community, with one bombing to the next and many thousands murdered by armed marauding bands of PLO “freedom fighters” and their Iranian Hezbollah allies, during the 1970s. Through this the early benevolent legal immigration and the massive subsequent illegal invasion of Muslims, from Jordan, Syria and Iran, all with their own particular Islamic identifiers and nomenclature, Lebanon soon became a nation largely held hostage by Muslims who loved her not.

I recall the second civil war in India that resulted in the new Muslim nation of Bangladesh, and Dacca and the Muslim massacre of eight hundred Hindus, including many women. Their corpses laid out for days feeding the vultures. A great cloud of vultures descended on the area, unrolling the bowels of the dead Hindus, like so many paper streamers, and taking them in their beaks up into the sky.

On May 18th, it was [JOS] reported by my good friend, Dave Urbanski (Blaze Media) that a caravan of Palestinians drove through LA and stopped to assault diners at one restaurant, after asking for any Jews to identify themselves. Two Jewish men spoke up and were immediately attacked, just for unabashedly declaring themselves to be of the Jewish faith, in a country where everybody is supposed to be tolerant of one another’s faith. 

[Twitter video found on The Blaze showing the violence of Jew-hating Muslims in Los Angeles:

Hamas attacks Jews in Israel so Muslims calling themselves Palestinians attack Jews in Los Angeles.]

Please note that these are people of like minds with their Muslim brethren in Gaza, who elected Hamas to lead them, by way of “free elections” that only offered Hamas or PLO candidates to choose between; the same Hamas that is largely seen and designated as a terrorist organization across the Free World, what’s left of it, and supposedly the U.S. too. These are the same people who use our Freedoms against us, to end them, because they believe that ultimately Islam and Allah must reign supreme over all, including America and the West.

They are of the same ilk as the Muslim Brotherhood  that has been operating in America, since 1962. These are the same sort who assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981, due to his peace initiative with Israel, and the same type who took control of Egypt during the Muslim Brotherhood coup of the “Arab Spring” — brothers to the terrorist hijackers who took down the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.

America hasn’t been on such a precarious footing, since the 1960s, when it experienced an unprecedented wave of Muslim “students” from the large Islamic regions of Africa, who were funded by Middle Eastern Islamic nations, under the slogan “Revival of Islam.” A direct result that saw immediate harmful consequences was the emergence of a particular sect of Islam known as the Nation of Islam and the Black Muslim Movement — currently led by Louis Farrakhan, a white hating racist — even though the largest portion of Black America were still standing alongside Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister.

For the Whites, the Black Muslims held, and still hold to this day, a ferocious hate, along with contempt for Martin Luther King.

How curious and maddening it is to hear the “palestinians” wail over being abused, by Israel, when it’s their leaders who instigated and initiated the current conflict, as well as each and every past conflict in recent memory. One must suppose that they would have the Jews of Israel simply lay down and die before them, without any protest or defense of themselves, in the face of some 3500 rockets raining down upon them.

As such, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is well within his rights and authority to do everything he can to stop these terrorists dead in their tracks and ensure that they do not soon, if ever again, attempt to do harm to Israel; but given the dynamics and the centuries old fight being played out in real time, over the past seven decades, this is a war that will not end, until one or the other is defeated definitively and finally, since Hamas will never agree to allowing Israel to exist in peace.

This is especially true, in light of the fact that many legal Israeli residents and citizens of the Islamic faith have now turned on the Jews within their own country, burning neighborhoods, hundreds of cars and many synagogues too.

In this sense, PM Netanyahu is one hundred percent right to also rebuff the Idiot in the Oval Office, Joe Biden, and refuse Biden’s demand that he basically standdown. Biden is just as wrong on this issue as he has been over the past 50 years on every foreign policy issue, holding true to his record even now, inconsistent and weak, rather than fully supporting Israel and demanding that Gaza and its Hamas leaders recognize Israel’s right to exist.

On May 12th, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated:

The conflict we are seeing is the direct result of the tragic mistakes of the Biden foreign policy. And when you are ambiguous, when you are agonizing, when you undermine our support for Israel, what happens is it encourages the terrorists who attack and launch the kind of missile and rocket attacks we’re seeing right now.” … adding that President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in 2017 “made clear to our friends and our enemies that we stand unshakably with Israel.

Astounding as some may find it, there actually are a couple of Democrats who really get it and are supporting Israel in its these tumultuous and deadly times.

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) went on the record, tweeting:

Firing rockets at civilians in Israel is an act of terrorism, period. The latest rocket fire underscores the need for missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, which protects Israeli citizens — both Arabs and Jews — from the terrorism of Hamas.”

And, from the floor of the House, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism, stated:

Please don’t be fooled by false choices. Israel and Hamas? If I am asked (to choose) between a terrorist organization and our democratic ally, I will stand with Israel every day of the week.”

Nobody who understands history can watch as these Muslims, these faux “palestinians”, march in our streets in their Palestinian Liberation Army war garb, cowls, djelabalahs and chadors, alongside their Communist allies of the Democratic Party, in their suits and ties, all professing to be “pacifists” — the Islamofascists, Bolsheviks and traitors to America hand-in-hand — and espousing the PLO propaganda even in the halls of our Congress, without having their blood boil. All are anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-Freedom, and it is their love for the authoritarian collective — the Theocratic State in regard to the palestinians — and their hate for America that unites them. And the aforementioned are masters at using our freedoms against us to actually destroy those same freedoms.

These pacifists seem to be calling for a unilateral “peace”, one where Israel doesn’t fight back and they remain free to bomb Israel at will. What war are they raging against? [Is it] Only the way fought by way of Israel’s superior armaments? What about Hamas rockets given to them by Iran or their war waged by way of suicide-bombers that take out entire city blocks at a time and murder thousands of innocents?

And all the while, the hypocrites [as in Dem-Marxists] never wave their rainbow flags to condemn Hamas or general Islamic initiated terrorism, as the suicide bombers and remote-controlled bombs take out entire city blocks, like they did in Beirut, while imams preach “holy war” from their mosques. 

For one who may be a Christian, it’s worth noting that Jesus really wasn’t much of a pacifist, as he commanded us to hate evil just as he does, and despite his admonishment to “turn the other cheek”, he also was the one who said, in the Gospel of St Matthew, Chapter 10, verses 34-35:

Think not that I am come to bring peace on earth. I came not to bring peace. I came to bring a sword. I came to separate the son from the father, the daughter from the mother, the daughter-in-law from the mother-in-law.”

And in the meantime, the Leftists and the Liberals, the ugly and intellectually dishonest secularists among us, spout their fear driven propaganda, as they wave their white flags and kiss the ring of the Islamists and sing out the glory of the Koran and Allah. 

Recently, Representative Cori Bush, a Democrat from Missouri, actually had the ignorant, damnable temerity to connect this recent outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza to police brutality and racial injustice in America, as he equated the Communist Black Lives Matter movement to the “palestinians” liberation movement. He added that he opposed sending money to Israel due to its “occupation and systems of violent oppression and trauma”.

Not to be outdone, a first generation “Palestinian American”, Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) stated that she was “a reminder … that Palestinians do indeed exist, that we are human”, while going on to castigate her counterparts in Congress for their “unconditional support” for Israel that “has enabled the erasure of Palestinian Life”.

Often noted by Yasser Arafat, former leader of Fatah and head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (1969-2004), an infamous terrorist organization and an ally of Iran’s Hezbollah terrorists:

We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including al of Jerusalem … Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.”

If one should wonder about the heartless, purposeful resolve of Arafat, everything becomes clear, once one is presented the fact that Arafat was the nephew of Amin al-Husseini, the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Husseini paid homage to Hitler in 1944, and he was also responsible for organizing some 24,000 Bosnian Muslims under the command of the SS to hunt Jews to feed to the furnaces.

The devil in the details is that the so-called “palestinians” have been given many opportunities to have a “homeland” and a real peace with Israel, which is how they gained Gaza, although it must be noted, they were handed a “homeland” the day that the nation of Jordan was split and created from the lands of the Palestinian Mandate in 1921. But any gain is never enough, so long as a sovereign Jewish nation exists, and the palestinians have become masters at playing the victim, from the very beginning; they are in this plight, because the Arab nations perpetuated the myth of the existence of a “palestinian people”, who have simply been Arabs all along, the descendants of those Muslims who attacked Israel in 1948.

The word “palestine” does not occur in the Old or New Testament at all; however, after the Jewish revolt of Bar-Kokhba in 135 A.D., the Romans renamed Judea to be “Palestine” or “Syria Palestina”, with the intention of obliterating its Jewish identity. The earlier name never disappeared, and as late as the 4th century, Christian author Epiphanus referred to “Palestine that is Judea”.

The “Arab Palestinian” was never a serious age-old or even century-old national identity. The term was introduced as a tool after the 1967 Six Day War, and, according to the British Palestine Royal Commission Report, “In the twelve centuries or more that have passed since the Arab [read Islamic] conquest … In the realm of thought, in science or in letters, it (Palestine) made no contribution to modern civilization.”

As Rosemary Sayigh wrote in the ‘Journal of Palestine Studies’, “a strongly defined Palestinian identity did not emerge until 1968, two decades after expulsion”. It had taken twenty years to establish the myth prescribed by Muslim activist Musa Alami.

Upon the emergence of the Sovereign Jewish State of Israel in 1948, there were no more than 430,000 genuine Arab/Muslim refugees, although the UN asserted 500,000 officially. But ironically, more than 750,000 Jews were dispossessed and forcibly expelled from surrounding Arab nations during this same period. This is the same UN that for many long years protected the Islamic fundamentalist dictatorship in Sudan, as well as in any country where such existed.

President Truman’s International Development Advisory Board, March 7, 1951; and the Arab sponsored Institute for Palestinian Studies in Beirut agreed that 68% of the Arab refugees left in 1948 at the urging of Arab leaders and Islamic imams, rather than any expulsion by the Israeli military. As some Arab leaders demanded the “return” of the “expelled” refugees, Emile Ghoury, Secretary of the Arab Higher Command, told the ‘Beirut Telegraph’ on August 6, 1948:

“It is inconceivable that the refugees should be sent back to their homes while they are occupied by Jews … It would serve as the first step toward Arab recognition of the state of Israel and Partition.” 

From Khaled Al-Azym’s 1972 memoirs (Syrian Prime Minister 1948):

Since 1948, it is we who demanded the return of the refugees … while it is we who made them leave … We brought disaster upon … Arab refugees by … bringing pressure upon them to leave … We have rendered them dispossessed … Then we exploited them in executing crimes of murder, arson and throwing bombs upon … men, women and children — all this in the service of political purposes.”

Today, the Jewish Temple Mount is the third holiest site in Islam, behind Saudi Arabia’s Mecca and Medina, but Muslims believe once they claim a piece of land, it belongs to Islam forever, whether those claims are based on facts or a lie, exhibited in their claim to Jerusalem. During Mohammed’s lifetime, Jerusalem was an unimportant city in the Byzantine Empire and a Christian city without a single mosque. The Al Aqsa mosque is a conquest mosque built atop the ruins of the Church of Saint Mary of Justinian. And, although Islamic tradition says Mohammed ascended into Heaven from Al Aqsa mosque, there is no record of Mohammed ever having been to Jerusalem. 

After the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Albert Memmi, a Tunisian born writer, responded to a Libyan official’s invitation to Libyan Jews to return to Libya:

Is it true that you have said that the Jews have always lived at peace in the Arab countries? And that you have nothing against Jews, only Zionists? … The error which may have been made at Deir Yassine [Palestinian Jewish Irgun and Stern troops inadvertently killed 250 Arab civilians in 1948] is constantly thrown in our faces. Ah, but we have undergone a hundred Deir Yassines, a thousand Deir Yassines! And not only in Russia, Germany or Poland, but also at the hand of the Arab people; yet the world has never been upset over it! … If you really wanted to avoid having us come together on this particular bit of land … Israel … then why did you hound us and expel us from the regions over which your power extends?” 

Just as an illustration, let’s recall that 1956’s Egypt held thousands of Jews without trial, after Egypt’s Sinai Campaign, confiscating their property and assets. Around that same time frame, in Iraq, Zionism became a capital crime, and Jews were hanged in the center of Baghdad, in front of cheering crowds of Muslims; and, although no laws authorized the confiscation of Jewish property in Iraq before 1950, the Jews were stripped of millions of dollars through economic discrimination and government extortion.

Anti-Jewish broadcasts from Egypt, in response to the partition of Palestine resulted in the December 2nd, 1947 pogrom in Aden. Eighty-two Jews were murdered, scores more were wounded, while 111 Jewish stores were robbed bare and over 200 Jewish homes and four synagogues were burned to the ground. Aden’s 1958 riots directed violence and murder at the Jewish community once again, and after the 1967 Six-Day War, it became apparent that the Islamofascists were preparing to massacre what remained of the Jewish community, so the British evacuated them. And this scene was repeated time and again across the entire Arab/Muslim world.

This current crop of “palestinian refugees” who have fled to America have been spoon fed the propaganda of Islamofascism and the myth of their victimhood from birth, and they believe it whole-heartedly, uneducated in this respect as they are. It is this same ignorance that holds them currently incapable of fully appreciating and comprehending the concepts of freedom and republics that function via democratic mechanisms; they reject freedom and true liberty because both are too different and antithetical to the Islamic ideology, and their Allah who commands all, who decides human destiny, leaving no real choice for any man or even any room for common sense and reason.

The Palestinians in the streets of LA, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Philadelphia and all points in between have grown up learning to be good Muslims, in the best evil sense of any understanding by an Islamofascist, and, more than this, they follow a certain “Palestinian code” as it was delivered by George Habash, a terrorist who carried out some of Europe’s bloodiest attacks. They have spent a lifetime learning that America and Europe, too, are their enemies, alongside Israel, and that they must strive to unite the entire Muslim world against them and wage an all-out war against the West. And, as a part of that war, along with acts of terror, they have been taught to work to achieve victory by overwhelming the West through immigration and procreation, to advance step by step, inch by inch, year by year, and decade after decade — determined, stubborn and patient — until they have expanded across the planet and Islam reigns supreme. 

Trump’s Abraham Accords mean nothing to these Muslims, in the grand scheme of things, for too many reasons to list. 

For now, Americans are fighting against this evil and many others with the pen, but there comes a day when the pen is no longer enough, after one sees one’s country attacked and put upon for too long a time, by so many enemies aligned and allied with one another, both foreign and domestic. And, just as any normal red-blooded American would do in the face of an invasion, one fights with everything within them; one makes war no matter how ferocious the oncoming assault and attempts to subdue them might be, no matter what the Marxists and Islamofascists of the world have to say, because the difference between living under any tyranny and in Freedom and Liberty demands such a war, a dutiful, righteous and legitimate war.

This is the same reason Israel fights. They fight to exist. They fight to live free. Their war is a righteous and legitimate war.

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

Except where indicated by “JOS”, embedded links are by the Editor. Text embraced by brackets are by the Editor. Bold text indicates this Editor’s agreement with Justin.

© Justin O. Smith

Introducing Israel – a Jewish State


US Stand & Bless Israel

A Christian Zionist Perspective

 

John R. Houk

© June 19, 2016

 

I am proud to proclaim I am a Christian Zionist. It is my whole hearted belief that the Land of Israel is the God-given land of the Jews. God declared this the land promised to the Twelve Hebrew Tribes named roughly after the sons of Jacob.

 

Jacob had his name changed in the period of time he was travelling with his wives and (at that time) eleven sons to throw himself on the mercy of his twin brother Esau from whom Jacob stole his birthright by deception. So Jacob was alone and for theological reasons I am not qualified to extemporize got into a wrestling match a “Man”. Note that the “M” is capitalized:

 

Genesis 32:22-30 NKJV

 

22 And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok. 23 He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had.24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.”

 

But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

 

27 So He said to him, “What is your name?”

 

He said, “Jacob.”

 

28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel;[a Literally Prince with God]for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

 

29 Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.”

 

And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there.

30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel:[b Literally Face of God] “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”

 

God Almighty blessed Jacob as the father of a nation that would be named after him – Israel.

 

It is true that I am a devoted Christian rather than Jewish. That too often means Observant Jews do not trust my Christian motives. This is largely due to Antisemitic persecution conducted by Christians at the behest of Christian rulers and clergy willing to make the Jewish people a vilified scapegoat for Jesus’ death on the Cross. Even it is true to hold all Jews accountable due to the jealous actions of the Sanhedrin leadership of the day, then we should hold all Jews accountable that the Father raised His Son from death to life glorified in the same glory he possessed after emptying Himself of His Divine attributes at His incarnated birth in Mary. Incidentally the “Man” who wrestled with Jacob is thought by many Bible believing Christians to be the pre-incarnated Jesus.

 

I have shared these introductory thoughts because of an awesome article by Vic Rosenthal that I found at Israpundit which is operated by Ted Belman. The title is the best introduction to the Rosenthal essay: “I am a nationalist, Zionist, tribalist and hawk.”

 

The thing is while I was reading this essay I began to think the same definitions and details he was applying to himself, could also to me as well. Although I absolutely concur that Israel is for the Jews, the reasoning can apply to my thoughts about the USA. In the case of Zionist – I am a Christian Zionist. Rosenthal applies “tribalism” to protecting the borders of Israel as a Jewish State non-Jews (and Muslim haters of Jews and Israel in particular) and Israel culture is Jewish in faith, history and language. I apply tribalism to protect U.S. borders from immigrants hating the “out of many, one” melting pot that has made America a nation and to protect our culture based on the Christian faith (ALL Denominations), Western heritage and the English language.

 

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I am a nationalist, Zionist, tribalist and hawk.

 

By Vic Rosenthal

June 19, 2016

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Here are ten things I believe:

 

  • ‘Israel is the Jewish state’ has a concrete meaning: the owners of the land of Israel are the Jewish people, not all its citizens.

 

  • Arabs who live in Israel should have full civil rights, but they should understand that they are living in someone else’s homeland. It’s natural and correct that the flag, national anthem, primary language and other symbols are those of the Jewish people.

 

  • It is not a civil right to call for the destruction of the state or the murder of its people.

 

  • Israel should not welcome non-Jewish migrants.

 

  • Everyone in Israel should have freedom of religious worship and be able to visit their holy places. But the government of Israel should be sovereign over every inch of the land of Israel, in particular the Temple Mount.

 

  • Everyone should be able to follow their own religion or lack thereof without coercion. But the official religion of the state of Israel should be Judaism.

 

  • Israel and the Jewish people have an absolute right to defend themselves.

 

  • Collective guilt justifies collective punishment.

 

  • Nobody has the right to try to kill Jews or Israelis, even if their means are ineffective.

 

  • There should be a death penalty for murderous terrorism.

 

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These ten propositions mark me as anti-democratic, even racist and fascist to many, doubtless including the two former Defense Ministers who recently made speeches decrying what they believe is decay in Israel’s collective morality and accusing the Netanyahu government of being responsible for it.

 

Their judgments would be even harsher if I told them that I understand and identify with the act of Sgt. Elor Azaria, who shot and killed a wounded Arab stabber who (despite Azaria’s legal defense) probably posed no danger to him or others, as well as the idea that no terrorist should survive his attempted act of terrorism.

 

It wouldn’t help if I admitted that I agree with the decision of Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev to deny government funding to an Arab theater group that produced a play presenting a terrorist murderer in a positive light. Or that I think there needs to be a Basic Law (the Israeli equivalent of a constitutional amendment) that defines and protects the concept of a Jewish state, just as there is one for the idea of a democratic one. Or that I view ‘settlers’ as people with the same rights as any other citizens, including the right to not be kicked out of their homes.

 

Since the end of the Second World War, ‘enlightened’ people in the West have believed that nationalism was responsible for the horrors of the 20th century, and have created international institutions like the UN and the EU to counteract it. They believe further that tribalism, the belief that one ought to give a higher priority to the welfare of one’s own people than that of others, is racism and should always be condemned in the strongest terms. It is considered an overriding principle of universal morality that one is obligated to treat every other human equally, regardless of their relationship.

 

These principles are always justified by arguments about human rights and morality, although some cynics suggest that they were encouraged by the psychological warfare department of the Soviet KGB in order to weaken the enemies of the nationalistic and tribalist Russians.

 

Those who think they set the tone of moral discourse in Israel, like the former defense ministers and 99% of our journalists, writers, artists, lawyers, judges and academics are committed to this universalist morality.

 

There is nothing inherently more true about the universalist view than the tribalist one. Arguments for one or the other must depend on the expected outcomes. The Western argument against tribalism is that it leads to war and genocide, while universalism produces peace and cooperation.

 

But exactly the opposite is true in today’s world.

 

Let’s look at the European Union as an example of a universalist project. Because of its universalist stance toward the outside – liberal rules about granting asylum, for example – and the erasure of border controls inside it, European states are in the process being destroyed by uncontrolled hostile migration. Those that do not adopt a tribalist policy and close their borders will not survive.

 

This is because universalism is a form of unilateral moral disarmament. It is practical only if everyone practices it. And tribalist Muslims do not. So while the EU may be effective in preventing another war between France and Germany, it can’t protect its member states against subversion by those who spit on its moral principles.

 

Israel is another example. Surrounded by tribal societies which have been marinating in hate for the Jewish state for decades, it cannot afford to open its borders to Gaza. And it can’t accept the assurances of the PLO that a Palestinian state in highly strategic Judea and Samaria would be a peaceful neighbor.

 

But not only would it be counter to Israel’s survival to adopt universalist principles, it would violate the conception of a Jewish nation.

 

This idea of a people connected to a land – even when the land was ruled by others and Jews were a minority in it – has maintained the Jewish people as a nation since biblical times, a history as long or longer as any other distinct people on earth. Nothing is more fundamental to Judaism than the relationship between God, the Jewish people and the land of Israel.

 

I find it ironic that the same people who insist that “all religions must be respected” and who defend the aspirations of all kinds of ethnic groups – including ‘Palestinians’, who have one of the weakest claims of all to be considered a nation – object so strongly to Jewish nationalism.

 

I think that if there were to be a referendum today, the great majority of Israelis would agree with the ten propositions above.

 

Actually, we have such a referendum at least every four years. It is called an election, and I’m confident that the next one will result in a government that is even more nationalist, tribalistic and hawkish than the present one. And that will be a good, moral thing.

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Israel IS the Land of the Jews


Joshua 12 Hebrew Tribes

 

John R. Houk

© May 23, 2015

 

Not only am I a Christian Right Conservative I also a Christian Zionist. This means I am in the camp that stands with the Promise of God Almighty that the Land Promised to Abraham belongs to the Jews as descendants of Abraham through the descendant line of the Child of Promise – Isaac son of Abraham and Sarah.

 

Jewish Zionists (What is Zionism?ADL, About Zionism – Zionism-Israel & Zionism As JudaismRobert Wolfe-JewishMag.com) and Christian Zionists (CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS, PAST AND PRESENT – Think-Israel, CHRISTIAN ZIONISM 101 – ICEJ, What motivates Christian Zionists? – Jerusalem Post & Christian Zionism and Islamic Eschatology – John W. Swails III, Ph.D. ORU) are not united in matters of faith BUT the two are united in that Israel is the Land of the Jews promised by God Almighty.

 

Even among Pro-Israel advocates I am probably a bit controversial in my views. I reason controversy because I believe the borders of Israel should be closer to the Biblical scenario which would enlarge the Jewish State of Israel quite a bit further than the admirers of the fake-Palestinians who side with these Jew-hating Arabs.

 

In stating briefly my position of support for Israel I was quite gratified to read yesterday that the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is advocating those under her charge to use the Torah (Jewish Bible) or as we Christians would call it – the Old Testament as a “reference point for the rights of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.” With that in mind allow me to share some Christian Zionist quotations of the Holy Bible:

 

Genesis

 

21 And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—Isaac.

 

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, scoffing. 10 Therefore she said to Abraham, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.”

 

12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac your seed shall be called.

 

Galatians

 

22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, 24 which things are symbolic. For these are the[a] two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar—

 

28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now. 30 Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.”[a] 31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free. (Genesis 21: 1-3, 9-10, 12; Galatians 4: 22-24, 28-31 NKJV)

 

After sharing God’s Word here is the United with Israel report on Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely.

 

JRH 5/23/15

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Israel’s Deputy FM: Focus on Our God-Given Biblical Right to the Land of Israel!

Tzipi Hotovely. Israel Deputy FM

 

United With Israel

May 22, 2015

 

In a dramatic foreign policy development, Israel’s Deputy FM instructed Israeli envoys to invoke the Jews’ biblical right to the entire Land of Israel.

 

Israel’s newly appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Israeli diplomats to use the Torah (Jewish bible) as a reference point for the rights of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.

 

In a video broadcast from Jerusalem, Hotovely addressed Israel’s foreign ministry envoys in over 100 foreign countries.

 

While the landmark speech was a bit shocking within Israel’s Foreign Ministry, there is strong support from many Israelis who believe that this approach has been long overdue.

 

“It is important to say that this land is ours, all of it is ours. We didn’t come here to apologize for this,” she said.

 

Hotovely is a strong proponent of complete Jewish sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, the biblical heartland of Israel.

 

“The international community deals with considerations of morality and justice. Facing this, we have to return to the basic truth of our right to this land,” Hotovely said.

 

She quoted the famous Jewish scholar Rashi (Rabbi ShlomoRabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi) Yitzchaki, circa 1040 CE) from his famous commentary to the biblical book of Genesis.

 

In one of Rashi’s most famous pieces, he explained that the bible begins with the creation of the world so that if foreign nations would ever accuse the Jews of stealing the Land of Israel, the Jews would have the following response.

 

‘Since the entire world belongs to God, only He can choose to whom the Land of Israel will be given. And God chose to give it to the Jewish people’.

 

Since billions of people around the world believe in the authenticity of the Hebrew bible, including Jews, Christians and Muslims, this approach may be Israel’s most effective tool to claim complete sovereignty in its ancient homeland.

 

By United with Israel staff with files from Israel National News

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Israel IS the Land of the Jews

John R. Houk

© May 23, 2015

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From incessant rocket attacks to threats of annihilation and fears of nuclear attack, Israel is alone in a big world of unfriendly nations. And for the first time, Israel is under intense pressure to divide Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel. This is a defining moment for the nation of Israel.

 

Now more than ever, Israel needs the support of its friends throughout the world. To bond with Israel by sharing its pain and lending a helping hand. To stand with Israel throughout these critical times. To affirm that throughout history, Israel has been a great blessing to the world and only those who blessed Israel were themselves blessed (Genesis 12:3). And those who READ THE REST

A Mockery of Peace


Obama's Idiotic Perception Israel-Palestinian peace toon

According to Abed Rabbo [secretary of the PLO Executive Committee], the US Secretary of State’s proposal includes Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state; establishing part of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine; resolving the refugee problem in accordance with the vision of former US President Bill Clinton; maintaining Israeli control of major settlement blocs and leasing the others back to Israel; Israel’s control over border crossings and air space; and the presence of US-Israel-Jordan-Palestinian security forces on the border. “The Israelis would also have the right of ‘hot pursuit’ of fugitives or suspected criminals in the Palestinian state,” he revealed. “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected these ideas because he wants to carve out the land he wants and refuses to discuss the Jerusalem issue. He also refuses the intervention of any other party in security matters, even America.” (PLO official reveals full details of Kerry’s plan; From Middle East Monitor, Translated from Safa; 1/26/14 13:42)

 

The Middle East Monitor writes through the filter of being Pro-Palestinian. You will notice the Pro-Palestinian bent if you happen to read the entire news report on Abed Rabbo’s disclosure. Typically the Palestinians intend to reject Kerry’s Plan because of minor details of having to recognize Israel as a Jewish State. AND that works for me because there is NO WAY Israel should give up its heritage of the entire city of Jerusalem especially the eastern half in which the Temple Mount is located. If the Palestinians shockingly gave up their nitpicking and accept the Kerry Plan for a Two-State Solution then Israel’s concurrence would not only mean treason to Jew heritage but also set the framework for the Jewish State’s demise through indefensible borders.

 

Justin O. Smith lays out the Antisemitism involved in shoving the Kerry Plan down the throat of the Jewish State of Israel.

 

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A Mockery of Peace

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 2/9/2014 1:11 PM

 

Israel gives the world no peace, it bars slumber, it teaches the world to be discontented and restless as long as the world has not God. -Jacques Maritain

The modern racism, which yearned to eliminate Jews from society as a gardener would root out weeds, the sort of racism that allowed pogroms to flourish across Russia and Europe in the 1890s and culminated in the death camps of the 1940s in Nazi Germany, is on the rise once more in Europe and America, with U.S. president Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry leading the way. In an overt act of anti-Semitism, Kerry recently remarked in the affirmative and in agreement with several European leaders that boycotts and sanctions against Israel may be needed to force Israel to accept the Kerry Plan for “peace” and a two state solution, as if Israel does not want peace and the Palestinians’ claims in the area are not specious and false.

While the Kerry Plan does call for the Palestinians to recognize the right of Israel to exist as the state of the Jewish people, two of its main points certainly must be non-starters for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel is to withdraw from the West Bank to the 1967 borders, and East Jerusalem will become the Palestinian capital.

Since the land of Israel in 1948 accounted for less than a fourth of the land originally designated “Palestine,” and Jordan, an Islamic/Palestinian state that forbids Jews settlement rights by law, was carved out of the Palestinian “Jewish National Home,” how can the Arabs be said to have been excluded from a “Palestinian homeland”?

Just how much land will Israel have to relinquish in order to achieve real peace? All of it according to Yasir Arafat, former head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, when he spoke with world renown journalist Oriana Fallaci in Amman, Jordan in March 1972.

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and head of the Fatah Party recently proposed an old NATO security proposal for the area that was favored by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former U.S. President George W. Bush. Abbas will accept a U.S. led NATO and Jordanian force into the Palestinian state indefinitely to prevent the sort of terrorism that occurred after Israel disengaged from Gaza in 2004. Abbas also allows that a “third party” can stay in the newly demilitarized West Bank “for a long time…to reassure the Israelis and to protect us” (the Palestinians).

No, this plan should not offer Israel any comfort. Abbas and the Palestinians will be the only winners, gaining their new state. Israel’s national security will be compromised, as they attempt to defend a barely defensible position from behind the 1967 borders. This places Israel at a severe disadvantage from the start, should any new conflict arise. With NATO’s ability to ensure any real security suspect at best, for Israel, it is like starting a chess game without one’s queen.

Many so-called experts are discussing this framework agreement, as though it is a morally superior endeavor to all previous peace talks. However, whether we speak of the 1915 Sykes-Picot Agreement, the 1917 Balfour Treaty, the 1922 British Mandate and through each successive agreement to the Kerry Plan, most of the world has sought to undermine the State of Israel, while proclaiming otherwise. And now, the U.S. government too is undermining Israel, America’s long-time ally.

Netanyahu does not trust the Palestinians to negotiate honestly, as he stated recently: “I do not want a binational state. But we also don’t want another state that will start attacking us.” And, intuitively, Netanyahu rightly does not trust Obama and Kerry, as was evident three weeks ago when he said, “Israel does not have to agree with everything America presents.”

The peace talks, scheduled to end April 29, nearly ended prematurely, when the Israelis announced on January 10, 2014 that they intended to build 1400 housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Saeb Erekat, Palestinian chief negotiator, was highly upset, but Erekat and all involved in this framework agreement process understood that settlement construction would continue full force during negotiations.

Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political base opposes the Kerry Plan, Netanyahu sees a two state solution of some sort, as necessary for Israel’s integrity as a Jewish democratic state, with healthy ties to Europe and the West for the sake of Israel’s economy. In this light, John Kerry’s coercion and economic blackmail are especially egregious, despicable and unnecessary; Kerry has damaged any future peace process, harmed Israel and damaged U.S.-Israeli diplomatic relations, but many Americans did not expect anything less from a man of such low character.

Once one reviews the historical record and understands that the British gave away Jewish land to the landless Arab/Muslims who were displaced by Islamic feudal practices and extortionate taxation, not by the Jews, and, in conjunction one reads various quotes from decades past, one realizes anti-Semitism never goes away; it just becomes more glib: “The greatest contemporary hero (in the Muslim world) is Hitler.” – John Gunther, ‘Inside Asia’, 1939; in 1974, Syrian PLO leader, Zuheir Muhsein explained, “Our purpose…it (a Palestinian state) will be a point of departure…This State will be the backbone of our struggle against Israel.” This mindset prevails today across the Middle East.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands against diplomatic storms that threaten to annihilate Israel eventually – God forbid – and liberal Jews in Israel’s Labor Party and in America who are advocating the Kerry Plan are making Israel’s situation tragic and unbearable. Bibi Netanyahu must reject outright this plan and Kerry and Obama, with all their bias towards the Palestinians, as Israel seeks new allies and economic partners; Bibi must reject Oslo and all previous accords. He must find the political will and support to annex Gaza and the West Bank, as he proceeds with a forced removal/repatriation of the Palestinians to Jordan or the rest of the Arab world. The world uttered not a peep when this was done to 2 million Russians, against their will, under the Marshall Plan after WWII, but listen to the outcry when this proves necessary for Israel. And, if the tragedy of Bethlehem under Palestinian control is any indication of things to come, at the very least, Jerusalem must always stay united and complete as the proper capital of Israel. All of this is preferable to a sham “peace” agreement that only serves Israel’s enemies.

Genesis 12:2 – I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

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