Thursday, October 8, 2015

Israel Needs a Change of Strategy

To end Palestinian Arab violence, Israel must do it's part to end it's inadvertent support for it via inappropriate police action. The focus has been on how to chase down active terrorists and avenge bloodshed. Only incremental changes are required on that front. But a major shift of strategic goals is required to provide a long term and conclusive solution. The main problem in the policing of the current stabbings is not in the Tactical minutiae, but primarily broad based Strategic blunders that have bottle-necked Israel into the current predicament. To put it bluntly, a change of the rules of the game is in order. Stop empowering Fatah to support terror by disavowing it as a potential peace partner. 

The Knesset has to do more. But it's important to know what needs only a tweak here and there and what needs upheaval level of change. They should not merely announce how brave a random policeman was, as wonderful as that is. Or that it demolished another home of another terrorist. This is just treading water, not fixing the fundamental problem. I'm not a big fan of destroying homes, either, though. Take it over, sell it, and then give the proceeds to families of terror victims. That would be a better method to deal with the homes of terrorists. But the main fix that is needed is in the big picture.

Tell Abbas, three strikes and you are out. The Palestinian Authority is the PLO; a terrorist group posing as politicians, and by repeated intifadas, it has proven that it's alleged retraction of support for terror, in preparation for the Oslo Accords, was a lie that it could not maintain. The boss always lets the enforcer get his hands dirty so he can seem innocent. That is all that Abbas is doing. A politician in sheep's clothing. And he was always viewed as the supposed moderate in Arafat's camp.

Every lie has a shelf life, apparently. They would not have dared lie so badly if they thought it would lead to this. They did not expect it to take this long. 20 years and they still have not broken Israel's spirit. They have not rewritten the truth with a million and one lies. Imagine the past 20 years are a resume and today Israel was sitting down with Fatah for the first time to establish a peace deal. There is no partner in peace. It's clear now that there never was. 

Therefore to support even administrative Fatah rule over the territories is to, in part, support eventual terror against the State of Israel and the immediate outpouring of slander and libelous deception against the rights of Jews to be in their homeland. 

My apologies to those who are terrified of demographics, but there is no other way to view it.

End support of Palestinian Arabic violence by annexing the territories today, as Caroline Glick has called for. Only with 3 additional vital provisions. 1) A filter to remove terrorists from the naturalization process, and to completely resolve matters, 2) include Gaza among the territories you plan to annex, but 3) naturalize slow enough to not endanger Israeli electoral balance or anything else, off setting it with the increased immigration due to the natural boon to aliyah that true peace would bring. Thus all fears of demographic dangers will be proven fallacious. The new united State of Israel will be stronger than ever and just as Jewish and democratic if not more so. There also will be no one over the green line that someone in Europe is weeping over for, mistakenly believing that they are in some kind of a concentration camp, when they are more likely in a shopping mall.

Until you get the gradual absorption process completed, a group of Israelis, primarily consisting of Arabs, should govern the territories during the several years it will take to do this safely. Once the appointment is controlled by the democratically elected Knesset, a closer version of democracy will immediately be felt by the residents of the territories until full inclusion into the democratic state of Israel can be fully implemented.

Put all fears aside and do not stand idly by the blood of your fellow. This is the path to end the terror within Israel's border and keep it away.  Fight terror and also avoid future causes of discontent via this annexation and slow but sure naturalization. You can't get there any other way.  As I have written before, "
The beginning of peace does not come by the placation of terror; that is it's anathema. At it's end, there must neither be the destruction of innocent societies."

For the past eight years I called such a plan, the Everyone Wins peace plan. But whatever you call it, it needs to be done as soon as possible. It's dangerous not to. Therefore there is no time like now to get it done. May it soon be so, by the grace of God.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Temple Mount Status Quo Fuel of Violence

I do not blame antisemitism alone as the source for all anti Israel media bias. There is antisemitism in the world today, no doubt. There are people who hate Israel for no good reason and some are even in the media as well. But there is a another reason on a deeper level behind this. 

Well what can that reason be? And how do we know this to be so? Even some friends of Democracy and freedom of religion are showing bias against Israel. And that's the problem, it's not the media all people know or strongly suspect to be antisemitic, it is the moderate media that is mimicking them that is the main problem that causes the current hasbara nightmare out there. Why? Everyone knows that Israel tried it's best to install a negotiated peace deal. So everyone knows that Israel does not hate peace. Everyone knows you can't hate Jews, that's antisemitism. You can't hate Judaism, that's culture bias. So why?

Go back in time before the recent stabbing attacks began. It began on the Temple Mount. Jews prayed there, and the Arabs complained, but no outbreak of stabbings. The Knesset reiterated support of the current status quo on the Temple Mount and only then this new dimension of terror ensued. Why? Is it true that the status quo is fair? No, the Temple Mount is the Jews' Holy of Holies, literally. You can't say any religion has more rights to Mecca than Islam, and you can't say any religion has more rights to the Temple Mount than the Jews. At least if truth is the agenda.

Now for any deception to be believed by a friend, against you, it must have a ring of truth, otherwise the friend would never stoop to that level. 

It is not because your friends hate you that they speak against you. It is because they are basing it on what you spoke against yourself and against God's holy mountain. 

Israel's president just said, 
"What has happened in the city over the past few days and weeks is heartbreaking and must be strongly condemned. Let me be clear; those who wish to turn the tragedy between us into a religious war have blood on their hands."
If only the 
president stopped there, yet he continued,
"We hear again and again, lies about Israel's intentions toward the holy mountain - holy to Jews and Muslims. So again, I say clearly, Israel has no intention to change the status quo. But this status quo - this important understanding - needs two sides to keep it.”
President Rivlin stressed that Israel would “continue to respect Muslim prayer at the site, the Mosque and the Shrine. But Muslims must respect the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, the Jews who live in Jerusalem, and the Jews who visit its holy sites. Only then can we begin – Jews, Muslims, and Christians - to live like we did before , together in the city of Jerusalem and all the holy land.”

This doctrine of the Israeli political center is a can of worms. A fuel for the problem. It brings in the concept of Freedom of Religion to the forum of Palestinian Arabic attempts to establish statehood. But in truth, this is a lie. It is exclusively the Jews' Holy of Holies! Stop trying to share what you have no mandate to share. Let our rabbis lead in this.

And it is this doctrine that 
the current government has been handing out to the very terrorists that plague our nation. The doctrine of minimizing legitimate Jewish claim to the Holy Mountain for the sake of friendliness to your neighbor, at the expense of abusing your family. Stop that now!  The politicians should stop interfering in Judaism and ask the Rabbis how to proceed from here.  Stop this foreign worship of a foreign policy, and things will immediately begin to get better. 

You can say, "We tried to share this holy mountain with our Arab neighbors, but they themselves do not wish to share. Under those circumstances, we must reclaim our Holy of Holies. From now on, no stranger shall approach this holy mountain, as per the Will of the Creator who bestowed this mountain to our forefathers as an everlasting abode for the Temple worship we direct towards Him. Before Isaiah's prophecy of "a House of Prayer for all people" can occur, the words of Joel must first be adhered to.  "And you shall know that I, the Lord your God, does dwell in Zion, My holy mount, and Jerusalem shall be holy, and strangers shall no longer pass through there."

This would reverse the co-option of Freedom of Religion as a fuel for violence, and turn it into a source of peace in the world, as true religion was always meant to be.  May it soon be so, by the grace of God.