The Jerusalem Embassy Move, Hypocrisy Shown In Reaction To It.
After the US Announced Embassy Move
When I wrote the US moving the embassy was a good thing, I knew the Arabs would protest, you may see some riots, but they will shortly cease, I figured I would have to come back a couple of days later, either eat my words and own up that I was wrong, or admit that this time I predicted things correctly.
The Announcement and Hypocrisy of the Left
When the announcement came out on the Dec. 6th that Trump was going to do what every president since Clinton has promised but yet never delivered we saw DNC senators yell what a bad thing this was. But this was rather hypocritical, the same senators, like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) put their vote for the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, or they openly stated they supported it, but because President Trump was the only one that had the courage to act on it they cried foul.
Arab and Muslim Reaction
The Arab world’s reaction was predictable, from members of Jordan’s parliament demanding that the US ambassador be expelled and the treaty with Israel be pulled out of. I wonder if the US pulls the over $1.3 billion in aid we give them each and every year if this may have something to do with the King not being so willing to go along with this?
Furthermore, you had Iraq’s cleric that led the revolt against American soldiers, that cost the lives of so many, say he will go to Israel to fight for Jerusalem (I say let him go, Israel would not be worried about pressure from the Muslims in Iraq, they would have a nice little bomb to send him packing to Allah). Other then Iran and the typical bloviating you see from Turkey’s leader Erdoğan, who himself is nothing more then a tyrant, the rest of the Arab world was quiet.
Europe’s Reaction and Hypocrisy
The sad part was the European world, naturally, one should not be surprised by their reaction. Britain said this was not in the interest of the Arabs, seems this is a long-lasting stance of theirs. History teaches us that it was the British who sided with the Arabs against the Jews in the Mandate of Palestine, violated the Mandate by stripping away over 70% of it away and giving it to a foreign power, the Hashemites from Saudi Arabia. This was in direct violation of Article 5:
The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power.
Of course, this did not stop them from violating article 3 & 4 (this was to give the Jews control fo the land with the intent of passing it over as their homeland, Britain never did this). And let’s not forget Article 6 that said the British were to facilitate Jewish migration, something they cut off shortly after taking power.
We could get into how they sided with the Arabs, armed them, led them in their attacks against the new nation of Israel with officers still under the pay and commission from the British crown, the general over all of the Arab league forces was a Lt. Gen. Glubb, a British Officer. And this was not all, even during the second world war, Britain knew of the camps which were exterminating Jews, one bomb on the gas chambers of crematorium would have slowed the process down, sadly they felt this was not worth their effort, so their stance against Israel should come as no surprise.
I know some will yell that this is harsh, it is not, Britain worked in the UN after they had passed UN Resolution #181 to have it repealed, they tried to get nations that voted to support it to rescind their votes, not that it mattered, the Arabs overwhelmingly rejected the resolution, then used force to try to take what they could not get in the UN, thus UN Res. #181 had nothing to do with the creation of Israel, contrary to what the UN loves to tell you.
The French and much of Europe, I love how they stand in condemnation over the Jerusalem recognition, but weren’t these the same nations that just 70 years ago sat on their hands in silence as Germany tried to wipe out the Jews? France even aided in this quest, although there were some courageous French citizens that risked their freedom and lives to stand up to this. The same European nations who in silence gave consent to what Germany did, now they want to act like they have moral superiority in condemning this move, I say rubbish.
I am happy to call out the hypocrisy of Europe, they scream about Israel’s action of uniting a city, but seems they forget that they were the ones that sat idly by when Jordan divided the city, it was Britain that recognized Jordan’s annexation of the West Bank, even though such a move was illegal. And I may add, in all this time there was no freeing the land from the “Palestinian’s”, they had not yet started up the fiction of having land stolen from them at this point, they just said it was Arab holy land, or waqf, as such no one but Muslims had a right to control the land.
Catholic Church and the Pope
And don’t even get me started with the Catholic Church, the very institution that killed far more Jews in their inquisitions then Hitler ever did, they made him look like an amateur. Were there noble Catholics that risked all to not aid in this, I would say there were, but there were many in the leadership that were happy to see Papal accords signed with Hitler’s Germany, something I think they realized was a mistake not long after.
The Pope today has added fuel to the fire, seems as with much he does, he is not interested in facts, rather like most progressives all he sees are victims, ignores these very people brought on much of this themselves. He condemned the wall but refused to address why the wall went up, overwhelming suicide attacks from Arabs in Judea and Samaria and Gaza, Israel put up a wall, suicide attacks stopped. And isn’t it funny that someone who lives behind huge walls is going to condemn someone else for having them?
I could deal with Russia and their pogroms, the fact that they colluded with Germany in the destruction of the sovereignty of Poland, they knew full well the German hatred of the Jews, now they want to stand in condemnation? This is silly, not to mention outright hypocritical, the Czars were every bit as hateful of the Jews as Hitler was. The fact that they paid with millions of lives is sad, but when you make deals with the Devil you can’t act surprised when you get burned in the process.
Further, I could point out Crimea, seems Russia thinks what is good for them is not OK for others to do, can we say hypocrite?
We have seen since the Mandate of Palestine a move by the European powers and Arabs to undermine the Mandates, they ignore that the Mandate of Mesopotamia and Syria set up the nations of Syria and Iraq, that out of this Iran was given self-determination and sovereignty, so was Egypt, instead we had a quest to focus on a small sliver of land.
We saw lies about this grow out of claims in the late 1800s that magically Israel became the third most holy site in Islam, this is debunked in the article “The Palestinian Claim to Jerusalem“, also used historical facts, archaeological data, not to mention census and documented eye witness accounts to show that Israel never stole any land from the “Palestinians”, the simple truth is they had never existed as a sovereign state, you can’t steal a hope or dream, this was looked at in the three-part series, “Did Israel Steal The Ancestral Home of the Palestinians“, and is looked much more deeply into with “Palestinians: What is Fact, What is Fiction”
What we have are two historical claims, one is based on facts, historical claims, on archaeological finds. The other based on religious claims and emotional appeals, but has little or no supporting evidence to back up their claims.
So I must ask, why is the world so supportive of the Palestinian claim? I personally think they want to make up for, or more accurately undo what they see as a mistake, allowing Israel to reform, so we have seen a concerted effort by the UN, the Europeans to undo this.
I also must add, why it in 1964 when the Palestinian leadership or the PLO wrote up their first charter, they had this to say of Judea and Samaria, which the Jordanians had changed to the West Bank, and of Gaza which was under Egyptian control:
Article 24. This Organization does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or the Himmah Area. Its activities will be on the national popular level in the liberational, organizational, political and financial fields.
Turns out in 1964 they said they had no claim over the West Bank or Gaza, but then in 1968 when they rewrote their charter they said:
Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people; it is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people are an integral part of the Arab nation.
Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit.
This begs the question, why the change in 1968? They said in 1964 they had no historical claim to the West Bank and Gaza, only land that Israel controlled, then in 1968, they laid claim to the whole Mandate? I have studied history for 35 years, have to say, in all my life I have never heard of a claim changing by whom controls the land. What is worse, the world doesn’t seem interested in looking into this.
I find the strangest the UN, in regard to the 1964 PLO Charter, why did they just 2 years ago take all links to this charter off their website? If you go there now, it is a dead website, is the UN covering for the PLO as well? Do they and the Arabs find the fact that the Palestinian Authority say they had no claim to the Old City of Jerusalem or East Jerusalem causes complications to their claim now?
Why This Is A Great Thing!
As I stated in “Other Nations Now Want To Move Their Embassies To Jerusalem” we now see other nations starting to either follow America’s lead or are relooking at their position of where to place their embassy. We also see that with this move much of the world is relooking at the negotiations with the Arabs in Judea and Samaria and Gaza, they have known for years that any negotiations that went on, Jerusalem was out of the question, this then forces them to concentrate on what they should work on, not what they want but can’t have, this may have an opposite effect then what others are predicting, this may move up the negotiations, the Arabs realizing they are quickly losing control of the situation may look at this as a need to get to the negotiation table before they lose everything.
In the end, Europe will have no choice but to go along with the reality, if they don’t then they will be the ones losing out with a partner that is one of the world’s leaders in innovation and new discoveries. Asia is also taking notice, the ties between India and Israel is growing into ties beyond just partners of convenience to allies that have ties that bind the two together. Other Asian nations are noticing as well. African nations are finally opening to Israel, for years they had cut them off completely.
Most surprising of all is the Arab world, the old saying “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” seems to apply with the blossoming of relationship with Saudi’s and others. Iran’s large military would pose a threat to most countries in the world, but the one nation that is not only not fearful of them but willing and actively standing up to them is Israel, the Arabs are now seeing this as a mutually beneficial relationship.
This relationship will either quickly force the Arabs in Israel’s controlled Territory of Judea and Samaria to come to terms with Israel, or they chance becoming nothing other than a footnote in history, holding out and demanding more, it’s no longer beneficial for them.
Adding to this is the unwillingness of nations to continue to pump in billions for Hamas for wars they have started, today much of what was promised from the last conflicted they brought about has never been delivered, may never be. Much of the funding that allows Fatah or the Palestinian Authority to function comes either directly from the US or from the US to the UN, they, in turn, dole out where the money goes.
This also is being reviewed in the US due to their refusal to stop using aid funds to pay blood money. They could very well find themselves out of $355,177,827 the US gives to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA), and this doesn’t include $35 million they pay for INCLE, an anti-narcotic agency to stop the flow of narcotics out of the area. Naturally, after giving $355 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, they claimed this year that the US never gave them any aid in 2016, seems there victimhood runs so deep they have come to the point of ignoring facts. Guess if they are going to claim that we who gave them the most by far of any nation are not giving, maybe we should fulfill that claim.
In the end, the Palestinian Authority will either must sit down, or they will end up as a footnote in history, there really is no other way. Hezbollah at this point is living on borrowed time, Israel is going to stand for their chicanery so long, then they are going to go in and do what they did to Arafat in the ’80s, clean them all out and hand back Lebanon to the Lebanese. Hamas is also going to find that while Israel has far more patience than any other nation in the world, this is finite, sooner or later they are going to tire of this, go into Gaza and clear them out, even if it means they have to flatten Gaza to do it.
The Palestinian Authority is at a crossroad, I would love to say they will see this, move in a way that is best for their people, sadly history has shown us time after time they will do the opposite. I predict that if things continue the way they are, we may read about the Palestinian Authority, but that will be it, they will be nothing more than a story of how not to negotiate.