When Jordan's Arab Legion seized half of Jerusalem, ethnically cleansed its Jewish population and annexed the city-- the only entity to recognize the annexation was the United Kingdom which had provided the officers and the training that made the conquest possible. Officers like Colonel Bill Newman, Major Geoffrey Lockett and Major Bob Slade, under Glubb Pasha, better known as General John Bagot Glubb, whose son later converted to Islam, invaded Jerusalem and used the Muslim forces under their command to make the partition and ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem possible.
Under Muslim occupation, while Muslim snipers were cold-bloodedly murdering their children, the Jewish residents living under fire couldn't so much as put in an outhouse without being reported to the UN for illegal construction. In one case a UN observer organization held four meetings to discuss an outhouse for local residents before condemning Israel for illegal construction.
It did not however condemn Jordan when one of its soldiers opened fire on a train wounding a Jewish teenage girl.
Not very much has changed.
The hysterical condemnations of “illegal construction” did not end when the Muslim occupation did. The great outhouse of the United Nations and the smaller outhouses of the foreign ministries of countries whose leaders tremble whenever Muslims grow agitated over a cartoon or a YouTube video fill the air with the vilest of substances whenever a Jewish family moves into a home in Jerusalem.
It would be inconceivable for the international community to denounce an ethnically cleansed group which survived attempted genocide for moving back into its own city. It is, however, standard policy at the State Department and the Foreign Office to denounce Jews living in those parts of Jerusalem that had been ethnically cleansed by Muslims, as "settlers" living in "settlements," and accuse them of being an "obstruction to peace."
Peace being the state of affairs that sets in when an ethnic cleansing goes unchallenged.
What we are talking about here is not peace, but ethnic cleansing. In 1948, the Jews were ethnically cleansed from Jerusalem to Islamize the city. Their synagogues were blown up by the Muslim occupiers. Their tombstones were used to line the roads traveled by the racist Muslim settlers. In 1948, the Jews were ethnically cleansed from Jerusalem to Islamize the city. Whether they were Zionists or anti-Zionists did not matter. They were not Muslims. That was all that counted.
“For the first time in 1,000 years not a single Jew remains in the Jewish Quarter,” Abdullah el-Talal, a commander of the Muslim invaders, had boasted. “Not a single building remains intact. This makes the Jews' return here impossible.” In his memoirs he wrote, “I knew that the Jewish Quarter was densely populated with Jews who caused their fighters a good deal of interference and difficulty…. Only four days after our entry into Jerusalem the Jewish Quarter had become their graveyard. Death and destruction reigned over it.”
Every politician who denounces Jews building houses in Jerusalem, but not Muslims doing the same thing is endorsing Abdullah’s genocidal vision and all the terrorism that goes with it.
In 1920, racist Muslim settler mobs in Jerusalem had chanted "Mohammed's religion was born with the sword", “Death to the Jews” and “the government is with us” as Muslim policemen under British colonial rule had joined with them in the rape and murder of the indigenous Jewish population.
Too many governments are still with those who wave the sword of Mohammed and cry death to the Jews. They encourage them, defend their agenda and issue weak rebukes when blood is spilled in the name of Islamization in Jerusalem, as it is in Kobani by ISIS and a thousand other places. Those who endorse the Islamization of Jerusalem cannot escape responsibilities for the crimes of the Islamizers.
Describing Jewish homes in Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest cities, a city that all three religions in the region associate with Jews and Jewish history, as "settlements" is a triumph of distorted language that Orwell would have to tip his hat to. How does one have "settlements" in a city older than London or Washington D.C.?
To understand that, you would have to ask London and Washington D.C. where the diplomats insist that one more round of Israeli compromises will bring peace.
They say that there are three religions in Jerusalem, but there are actually four. The fourth religion is the true Religion of Peace, the one that insists that there will be peace when the Jews have been expelled from Judea and Samaria, driven out of their homes in Jerusalem, and made into wanderers and beggars once again. Oddly enough, this religion's name isn't even Islam-- it's diplomacy.
Diplomacy says that the 1948 borders set by Arab countries invading
Israel should be the final borders and that, when Israel reunified a
sundered city in 1967, it was an act of aggression, while, when seven
Arab armies invaded Israel in 1948, it was a legitimate way to set permanent boundaries. When Jordan ethnically cleansed East Jerusalem, it set a
standard that Israelis are obligated to follow to this day by staying out of East Jerusalem. To violate that ethnic cleansing endangers peace.
The issue is not Israel. If it were, then Arabs with Israeli citizenship would also be condemned. It's only the Jews who are the problem.
The entire Peace Process is really a prolonged solution to the latest phase of the Jewish Problem. The problem, as stated by so many diplomats, is that there are Jews living in places that Muslims want. There were Jews living in Gaza before 1948, but they were driven out, they came back, and then they were driven out again by their own government in compliance with international demands. Now only Hamas lives in Gaza and it's as peaceful and pleasant without the Jews as Nazi Germany.
But there are still Jews in the West Bank and they have to be gotten rid of. Once enough Jews have been expelled, there will be peace. That's not a paragraph from Mein Kampf, it's not some lunatic sermon from Palestinian Authority television-- it is the consensus of the international community. This consensus states that the only reason there still isn't peace is because enough Jews haven't been expelled from their homes. The ethnic cleansing for peace hasn't gone far enough.
There will be peace when all the Jews are gone. That much is certainly undeniable. Just look at Gaza or Egypt or Iraq or Afghanistan, which has a grand total of two Jews, both of them in their seventies. Or Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Syria where peace reigns now that the Jews are gone. Some might say that violence seems to increase proportionally with the number of Muslims, but we all know that would be Islamophobic. On the other hand suggesting that violence increases with the number of Jews living on land that Muslims want, that's just diplomacy. A common sense fact that everyone who is anyone in foreign policy knows to be true.
How will we know when the Muslims have gotten all the land that they want? When the violence stops. Everyone knows that agreements mean nothing. No matter how many pieces of paper are signed, the bombs and rockets still keep bursting. The only way to reach an agreement is by groping blindly in the dark, handing over parcel after parcel of land, until the explosions stop or the Muslims fulfill their original goal of pushing the Jews into the sea.
That's the wonderful thing about diplomacy if you're a diplomat and the terrible thing about it if you are anyone else without a secure way out of the country when diplomacy fails. And diplomacy in the region always fails. Camp David and every single agreement Israel has signed with Muslim countries aren't worth the paper they're written on. The only peace treaty that counts is the one made by tanks and rifles. It's the one made by Israeli planes in Egyptian skies and Israeli soldiers walking the border. It's the one made by Jewish farmers and ranchers, tending their sheep and their fields, with rifles strung over their backs. The only peace that's worth anything is the peace of the soldiers and settlers.
In 1966, Jerusalem was a city sundered in two, divided by barbed wire and the bullets of Muslim snipers. Diplomacy did not reunite it. Israel pursued diplomacy nearly to its bitter end until it understood that it had no choice at all but to fight. Israel did not swoop into the fight, its leaders did their best to avoid the conflict, asking the international community to intervene and stop Egypt from going to war. Read back the headlines for the last five years on Israel and Iran, and you will get a sense of the courage and determination of the Israeli leaders of the day.
When Israel went to war, its leaders did not want to liberate Jerusalem, they wanted Jordan to stay out of the war. Even when Jordan entered the war, they did not want to liberate the city. Divine Providence and Muslim hostility forced them to liberate Jerusalem and forced them to keep it. Now some of them would like to give it back, another sacrifice to the bloody deity of diplomacy whose altar flows with blood and burnt sacrifices.
As we remember Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, it is important to remember that the city is united and free because diplomacy failed. The greatest triumph of the modern state happened only because diplomacy proved hopeless and useless in deterring Muslim genocidal ambitions. Had Israel succumbed to international pressure and had Nasser been as subtle as Sadat, then the Six-Day War would have looked like the Yom Kippur War fought with 1948 borders-- and Israel very likely would not exist today.
As long as Jews allow themselves to be defined as the problem, there will be plenty of those offering solutions. And the solutions invariably involve doing something about the Jews. It only stands to reason that if Jews are the problem, then moving them or getting rid of them is the solution. There is less friction in defining Jews as the problem, than in defining Muslims as the problem. The numbers alone mean that is so.
Yom Yerushalayim is a reminder of what the real problem is and what the real solution is. Muslim occupation of Israel is the problem. The Islamization of Jerusalem is the problem. Muslim violence in support of the Muslim occupation of Israel and of everywhere else is the problem. Israel is the solution. Only when we liberate ourselves from the lies, when we stop believing that we are the problem and recognize that we are the solution. Only then will the liberation that began in 1967 be complete.
Only then will we have liberated our Jerusalem. The
Jerusalem of the soul. It is incumbent on all of us to liberate that little
Jerusalem within. The holy city that lives in all of us. To clean the dross off
its golden gates, wash the filth from its stones and expel the invaders gnawing
away at our hearts until we look proudly upon a shining city. Then to help
others liberate their own Jerusalems. Only then will we truly be free.
Around 2,800 years ago, the Jewish prophet Zachariah (chapter 14, verse 2) predicted that [soon before the arrival of the messiah], all the nations of the world will attack Israel, and capture Jerusalem.ReplyDelete
Though not explicitly stated in the text, it seems possible, or perhaps even likely, that their goal will be to take HALF of Jerusalem from the Jews, based on the end of that verse, which states that HALF the city will flee into exile, while the rest of the inhabitants of the city will remain where they are, at that time.
Before year 1948 CE, Jerusalem was NEVER a divided city; only since 1948 has Jerusalem been thought of a being divided into two halves.
In our times, the overwhelming majority of members of the United Nations Organization (UN) agree that HALF of Jerusalem should be taken away from Jews and made into to capital of a Palestinian State.
So how far away are we from Zachariah, chapter 14, verse 2?
Verse 14 of that chapter states that even [some] Jews will be on the side of the international force that will take HALF of Jerusalem from Israel.
Does that sound like any Jews who are alive today?
So how far away are we from Zachariah, chapter 14, verse 2?
Addtionally, the Jewish prophet Jeremiah (end of chapter 17) warned that Jewish control of Jerusalem is conditional, based on whether-or-not Jews observe Shabbat.
Only when Jews observe Shabbat, are they worthy to control of Jerusalem.
Since most Jew alive today do not observe Shabbat, we are at-risk for losing control of Jerusalem [may G_d have mercy on the Jewish people].
Last but not least, in the Biblical Book of Joshua
(chapter 23, verses 12 to 13), G_d Himself warns that:
If Jews intermarry with non-Jews, then He will NOT help the Jews conquer the Land of Israel.
And even worse, the sin of intermarriage will cause the Jews to be driven out from the Land of Israel.
Since millions of Jews alive today are intermarried with non-Jews, we are at-risk for losing control of the Land of Israel [may G_d have mercy on the Jewish people].
How Shabbat-desecration harms Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem:
Shabbat Praised by Famous Gentile Actress:
How Alan Dershowitz's Great-Grandfather
Decided to Observe Shabbat:
Derech Eretz for the Shabbat-Table:
New York Times Editor Takes Sabbath Rest From Social Media:
Liberation of the “Little Jerusalem” within each of us is a rewarding yet constant task. Experience has demonstrated to me a paradox of sorts that in helping others on their journey, the mile-markers I pass are of less consequence. Your closing paragraph brought to mind a well known quote by Goethe; “Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.”ReplyDelete
Wow! What a tribute to the state and people of Israel. I save more of SK's article to my reading file to keep than all others combined Thank you for your poetic look at history and what can be. Thank you for your prose.ReplyDelete
If I understand you correctly, "Israel" is the current political Israel plus Gaza and the West Bank. And "liberation" means expulsion of all Arabs (including Christian Arabs) from the unified Israel. If I read you wrong, please correct me.ReplyDelete
To be perfectly clear, I think annexation of Gaza and the West Bank and the expulsion of the Arabs is desirable and necessary for the long term survival of Israel. It ought to be done now while there is a strongly pro-Israeli President in Washington.
Very informative and greatly put. Thank you and Happy Yom Yerushalayim - and Yom Hevron.ReplyDelete
EU Diplomacy seems to be extremely Machiavellian.ReplyDelete
A second read revealed the question “How will we know when the Muslims have gotten all the land that they want?” Your answer, “When the violence stops”, brought to mind two quotes by Golda Meir; “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us”. And, “When peace comes we will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons”.ReplyDelete
Now we have Iranians on both sides of the forgiveness ledger.
In retrospect I wonder if taking the Temple Mount back for the Jewish people would've been a better decision following the Six Day War.ReplyDelete
AFAICT, there's little point to remaining friendly w/the deliberately unfriendly Moslem world.
Diplomacy is only practical when all sides are interest in a peaceful solution. When even one is not, to attempt it, it is a sure sign of weakness and seized upon by the dissenter. Ask Chamberlain.ReplyDelete
In 1581, Torquato Tasso wrote en epic poem called Jerusalem Delivered. 437 years later, President Trump might have written the first stanza of what could be called Jerusalem Delivered ... Again.ReplyDelete
Let's hope so, anyway.
Another magnificent article, I honestly need very little else in furthering my understanding of what`s going on.ReplyDelete
All I know is that Jerusalem is mentioned 654 times in the Tanakh, 118 times in the New Testament. And not even ONCE in the Koran. Al Quds could mean Bakka or even Antioch, all they could tack on is some nonsense about their war leader heading off to heaven on a winged horse in one of his dreams.
Good points re the "divided city" newness as well as this weird new religion called "diplomacy". As long as the likes of Arafat or Corbyn get money or mileage out of the nasty attrition of Islam at any and all of its borders worldwide-then they`ll carry on. There are 1,3 billion Catholics in the world-where the hell are they, as well as the other so called "Christians"...don`t they know Ruth 1.16-7? Had Winston not known that, we`d all be speaking German now.