Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Third Intifada (Blood Doesn't Lie)

Michael L.

temple41I am getting more than a little tired of constantly having to "absorb" and react to Arab-Muslim violence against my fellow Jews.

Three of the five dead were rabbis praying in a synagogue.

From the perspective of those Arabs and Muslims engaging in these brutal acts of dehumanization and murder against the Jewish people this is a religious war... not a war over land.

They honestly believe that a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount, the holiest site to the Jewish people where David had his temple, is a desecration before Allah and therefore when I went up there a few years ago I was "storming" the very heart of where my people come from.

Many people think that the Jews have it coming for the "Occupation" but there is no occupation.

The word is virtually meaningless in the context of the living of Jews upon Jewish land.

Israel "occupies" Israel like France "occupies" France.

Israel "occupies" Israel like I "occupy" my office.

This is what David Horovitz of the Times of Israel, a moderate by anyone's measure, has to say:
Because the final thing that has to be put in writing, even on a horrible, evil day like this, when the fingers loathe the necessity to tap the keyboard, is that it’s not going to work. Palestinian terrorists, and those who incite them and support them, should know: We are not going to be shot and stabbed and bludgeoned out of here by your brutality and the false justifications you invoke to legitimate it.

We stood firm during year upon year of Second Intifada terrorism, when you were blowing up our buses, malls, restaurants and supermarkets, and pragmatism could have dictated that we do what the terrorism was designed to make us do: flee. We do not insist on maintaining our majority Jewish state to the exclusion of your rights. Anything but. We seek co-existence. But your rights cannot be achieved by denying us ours.

For this is the homeland of the Jewish nation, the only place we have ever been sovereign or sought sovereignty. And what needs writing and saying, most especially on a terrible day like today, is that we will not be driven from it.
Weakness breeds contempt.

I do not have much faith that the Netanyahu government will take the measures necessary to crack down on these insidious, vicious thugs.   The west, after all, finances them and Netanyahu's ability to stand up to Obama and the EU is limited as we have seen over the last few years with these humiliating and futile gestures, like the release of Jewish murderers from Israeli prisons who are then hailed as heroes in Ramallah and Gaza City.

My prediction is that the government of Israel will vacillate because what action should be taken is open to serious question and because however much Arabs seek to murder Jews within our historical homeland the Obama administration demands "restraint."

This is the president's way of telling the Jewish people that we actually have no rights to self-defense and that if Israel wishes to remain in the good graces of the United States it better heel, boy.

In other words, Obama and the EU and the UN and the western-left, as a whole, expect that Jews should get kicked in the face and like it.  If Israel dares to stand up for itself, as we see time and again, their base will scream from the hillsides about "genocide" and "collective punishment" and how the Jews are the "new Nazis" and so forth and so on.

I can write the damn script because I have read it so many times before.

Make no mistake, this is the Third Intifada.  The Third Terror War.  It was questionable for awhile if there was going to be a third one, but here it is.

Blood doesn't lie.

The only question now is, what is to be done about it?  I certainly do not envy Benjamin Netanyahu.  The Jewish-Israeli street is going to demand action, but the EU and the western-left - with Barack Obama leading from behind - will push in the opposite direction.  Bibi is thus trapped between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

Meanwhile Naftali Bennet, Moshe Feiglin, and Avigdor Lieberman are licking their chops.

Given the history of his administration I predict Netanyahu will take half-measures and satisfy almost no one... with Livni sniping from the sidelines.  Much of the Israeli public will see him as weak and the international left will ridicule him and paint him as a savage no matter what he does.



And when you consider the long Arab war against the Jews bare in mind that after Protective Edge, the latest Gaza operation, progressives condemned Israel for massacre even as Hamas declared victory and danced in the streets.

I am sorry, but they cannot have it both ways.

What is really disappointing is the stupidity and the malice of the Left, but were it not for that stupidity and malice this blog would not even exist, so perhaps I owe them a debt.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

4 More Dead

Michael L.

Y-Net reports:
axeFour people were killed Tuesday morning when two terrorists brutally attacked worshippers in a synagogue and yeshiva in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem. Seven people were wounded, including two police officers.

At around 7am, the terrorists - wielding massive knives and a gun - entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue on Harav Shimon Agasi Street, which includes both a synagogue and yeshiva (rabbinical seminary), and carried out attacks in more than one location.

The two were killed following a gunfight with security forces who arrived at the scene.
The Jews deserve whatever beating we get.

I know because they tell me so on Daily Kos and the Huffington Post and the Guardian.

I know because the Democratic Party thinks that anti-Semitic anti-Zionists deserve a place at their table.

I know because Barack Obama thinks that Jews building homes for themselves in Judea is a crime.

It is early in the morning and I actually have jury duty today, but I bet they are dancing in the streets of Ramallah.

Mahmoud Abbas needs to be imprisoned for incitement to genocide.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

It is Simply Not Up to Us

Michael L.

what is this The truth of the matter is that if we end up with two states for two peoples on historically Jewish land depends on the will of the misogynistic Arab majority in that part of the world, not the egalitarian Jewish minority.

We can continue to beg them to accept a state for themselves decade upon decade, but they have refused every such offer since 1937.  Unless you have an interest in setting up democratic Jews for never-ending bullying by authoritarian Arabs and their western-left allies than the status quo is not desirable.  It may be sustainable, but it is certainly not desirable because vicious Arab and western-left malice toward Jews is not desirable, however much Barack Obama may suggest otherwise by pressuring the Jews.

When Barack Obama said that the status quo was unsustainable he did not have Jewish well-being in mind.  He was talking about what he considers a Jewish assault on the "indigenous" Arab population with the implication that the international community - led by the European Union, the Arab League, and the United Nations, with Obama helping to coordinate from the rear - would punish the Jews of the Middle East unless they give in to terrorist demands for Jewish land.

When Barack Obama and John Kerry said that the status quo was unsustainable, what they meant was that unless we Jews know our place that we would get our asses kicked.  If this is not what they meant it is exceedingly difficult to see in what manner the status quo could be unsustainable.  The status quo has been around for one heck of a long time and can continue unless Obama and the EU want to put the screws to the Jews.  In truth, the status quo has been relatively good because it represents Jewish sovereignty and self-defense.

The fact of the matter, of course, is that the small Jewish nation has already given in to terrorist demands by agreeing to allow the vast Arab nation to take a mighty bite out of the tiny Jewish state for the purposes of creating yet another vicious, racist Arab-Muslim dictatorship.  Obama and the Europeans are twisting Jewish arms to accept what we have already accepted for almost one hundred years and, yet, refuse to simply take "yes" for an answer.

It is not enough, apparently, that we agree to allow the Arabs to gobble up Judea and Samaria, the heart of the Jewish homeland, but we must also force Jewish people out of that land according to the racist whims of not only the Arab street and the EU, but also of the Obama administration.

And make no mistake.  We have not seen a presidential administration as racist as this one since the early part of the twentieth century.

The Obama administration supported the Muslim Brotherhood with both money and heavy weaponry and the Brotherhood called for the conquest of Jerusalem.

{Case closed.}

But the larger point is that it is simply not up to us.

The Palestinian-Arabs can have a state for themselves at any time if only their dictatorial leadership would declare the long Arab war against the Jews over with and promote the normal aspirations of economic and social development via education, infrastructure, finance, and diplomacy... in contrast to running Jewish babies down with their automobiles.

The old cliché is that if the Israeli-Arabs put down their weaponry there would be peace, but if the Jews did so there would be a horrific genocide.

This is true.

All the Jews want is to be left the hell alone on their tiny bit of real estate, while political Islamists, filled with visions from the Koran of head chopping, want to see the Jews dead or gone.

So, it is simply not up to us.

Israel is Fortress Israel precisely because the Arabs have made it so with their never-ending Koranically-based malice and violence and in the process they have ruined the lives of perhaps millions of Israeli-Arabs who might otherwise have sought education and prosperity for themselves and their families.

My challenge to those who want a negotiated two-state solution is to explain how it can come about without Arab cooperation?  

And, furthermore, it is for this reason that European and American arm-twisting on the Jewish-Israelis is so cruelly unjust and counter-productive.  They are pressuring the wrong people.

If Barack Obama honestly wanted peace between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East he would pressure the parties responsible for the continuation of the conflict, not the party who has for many decades agreed to two states for two peoples.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Challenge to Two-State People

Michael L.

palmI am getting ready to hit the road, so I may not be quite as available as usual, but before I do I have a question for those who still insist upon the two-state solution.

It is this:
Just how the heck do you expect to implement it without Palestinian-Arab cooperation?
Decade after decade we beg them to accept two states and decade upon decade they refuse and we get the blame from people like John Kerry.

Fuck it.

Laurie and I are headed for Baja in celebration of Laurie and Danika's 40th birthday - crazy twins - where I intend to catch many innocent fishes.

Maureen is going to come and stay at the house and take care of Georgy-McPorridge.

Little Snort croaked, by the way, the other day.

At first I thought that the athletic and bouncing-around 3 year old George gave Little Snort a heart attack, but dogs do not get heart attacks.

snortHe was only 8 years old, but he just up and died on Wednesday of symptoms from an enlarged heart.

I feel like G-d just reached down his hand and took this little poooch out of our life.

I loved that little creature and he is just gone.

There is now a Snort-Shaped-Hole in my world.

George, a 65 pound black and white Border Collie, is Fred's worthy successor.

But Little Snort cannot have a successor for the simple fact that there are no other dogs like Little Snort.

{That is, if he actually was a dog and not King of the Hamsters.}

We are going to miss this little guy very much.

I cannot even tell you.

Christ Amighty, they're dropping like flies.