ed note–again, as we like to say here often, one of the most important OpEds floating around in cyberspace today reflecting the nature of the hell that is headed our way, and which, if Gentiles were right in the head, would be read, re-read, analyzed, discussed and disseminated throughout the entire world for all the apocalyptic implications that are associated with it.
As things stand however, sad to say that other than the nutcase website where it originally appeared the only other location where it is going to receive as much as a micro-millisecond of notice is one website, right here, and again, despite the apocalyptic implications that are associated with it.
So, in dissecting this little piece of Judaic mental flatulence that just happened to sneak its way out, let us approach this with the understanding that it is not aberrant, abnormal, antagonistic or anathema to ‘authentic Judaism’. Yes, the ‘men in black’, the ‘good rabbis’ of Neturei Karta and certain ‘humanistic’ elements within Jewry will claim that ‘authentic’ Judaism forbids the creation of a ‘Jewish’ state, but that is as patently false as saying that baby alligators make good housepets because they don’t grow up to be adult alligators.
Lest we forget–
‘On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abraham, saying ‘To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates’…–Genesis, 15:18
‘And God spoke unto us saying, ‘Go to the hill-country and all the places nigh thereunto… in the Arabah, the hill-country and in the Lowland… in the South and by the sea-shore, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates…Go in therefore and possess the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, unto them and to their seed after them…’ Deuteronomy 1:6–8
‘Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours, from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border…’ Deuteronomy 11:24
‘…From the wilderness, and this Lebanon, even unto the great river, the Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border…’Joshua 1:4
These quotes did not come from the Talmud, from the ‘Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’ or from one of Dan Brown’s novels. They came from the book which is the beating heart of ‘authentic’ Judaism, the Torah (Old Testament) and which has been the ‘constitution’ of the Hebraic/Israelite/Judah-ite people for 6,000 years.
We are forced to go to these lengths in framing the discussion due to what is the insufferable stupidity on the part of so many claiming to be ‘wise’ to the ways of the Elders of Zion who just love to trot out the deceptive arguments flatulated forth from the Neturei Karta types and which in the end results in Gentiles not coming to the kind of realistic and accurate understanding of exactly what kind of apocalyptic plans that the Children of Israel have in store for them.
It is not just about a ‘homeland’ for the Jews, but rather about bringing to fulfillment/fruition all the ‘predictions’ and ‘prophecies’ found within that ultimate ‘book of hate’, the Torah, which is being used as the ‘how-to’ manual in raising up a totalitarian world government kommissared by the ‘children of Israel’ wherein Gentiles are treated like the cattle in which ‘authentic’ Judaism describes them, to wit–
‘The Gentiles and their kings shall come to your light and to the brightness of your ascension…
You shall drink their milk and draw milk from the breasts of their kings…
Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,
And the sons of the foreigner shall be your plowmen and vinedressers…
As you devour the riches of the Gentiles they shall boast of your greatness and surrender unto you all their gold and incense, and the children of those who persecuted you shall come bowing down to you, while all those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet…
The sons of foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you, as your gates remain open, day and night, so that the wealth of the Gentiles may be placed at your feet while their kings are led in humble procession before you…
For the nation which will not bow down and serve you shall perish, it shall be utterly destroyed…
–Book of Isaiah
Avraham Shusteris, Israel National News
Something incredible happened last week, perhaps one might even say historic. In an ongoing maritime border dispute with Lebanon, Israel prepared to respond to Lebanon’s newly expanded claim on maritime boundaries with its own increased territorial claims, and as a result of Israel’s planned maneuver, Lebanon backed away from its expanded claims.
What is major about Israel’s recent negotiating tactic is that for the first time ever, the Jewish state stopped playing defense when it comes to negotiating its own boundaries.
There have been times, through no choice of its own, where significant territory was bestowed upon Israel, such as when Israel captured an area three times its size in the aftermath of the miraculous Six-Day War. Immediately after this stunning victory, born out of an attempt to destroy the Jewish state, Israel felt that it needed to defend itself for defending itself. Its response to the miraculous victory was self-doubt, apology and defensive negotiations.
The Jewish people are indeed a unique people. When victors typically win a war, they celebrate. When Israelis win a war, they negotiate.
It would serve Israel’s best interests to re-evaluate the policy of defaulting to a defensive position when it comes to the borders of the Jewish state.
Since the time when nations were born, boundaries have consistently fluctuated, territories have changed hands and entire countries have appeared and disappeared from existence. War between countries has always been a fact of life, and in most cases the justification for war has not been purely a matter of self-defense. Countries have gone and do go to war to acquire territories and to enrich themselves.
The world superpowers have themselves engaged historically in offensive wars to gain new territories, and still engage in middle east wars for economic gains. At the same time, the mere thought of an offensive war is taboo in Israeli political discourse, since for the average Israeli, boundaries were created to be negotiated down, not to be expanded.
Israel’s enemies have no problem with the idea of expanding their boundaries into Israel. In fact, they aspire and actively plan towards that goal even as this article is being written. Iran openly threatens to destroy Israel on a weekly basis and is actively arming Lebanon and Syria to achieve this goal, with the silent acquiescence of the Western countries that are gushing to return to the JCPOA.
Israel’s peace partners, Egypt and Jordan, have tried numerous times to erase Israel’s boundaries, and only after coming to the realization that Israel was mightier than they, did they agree to sign a peace deal.
Taking advantage of America’s current perceived weakness, both Russia and China are posturing for offensive territorial moves in Ukraine and Taiwan respectively. Once this happens, other countries will ostensibly follow suit. This is the way of the world and always was.
Israel needs to adjust to a pro-active approach to her own territorial expansion for several reasons.
The most practical reason is that the best defense is a good offense. Neither Egypt nor Jordan have an interest in the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state, and yet they are consistently pushing Israel to make a deal with the Palestinian Arabs and to agree to concessions. They understand that by pushing Israel into a corner, they are taking pressure off of themselves to make concessions that would allow for a comprehensive middle east peace. If Israel were to begin making territorial demands of its neighbors, at the very least, that would take the conversation away from the creation of a Palestinian Arab terror state, to a conversation of what the border of a complete Land of Israel would look like.
The Israeli leadership and the Jewish people should always remember that their deed to the land is more legitimate than the Italian claim to Italy or the British claim to Great Britain. The Jews’ claim to Israel is based on the foundation document of all Western religion, the Torah. Three and a half thousand years ago the Torah clearly delineated that the Land of Israel was a divine inheritance, given to the Jewish people alone. This land came with large and very specific boundaries, which in today’s terms include the Sinai, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and even southern Turkey. The Jews entered the Promised Land in the days of Joshua, and during the reign of Israelite kings such as David and Ahab, expanded the borders in various directions towards achieving those boundaries.
These lands are currently being occupied by Israel’s enemies, but they belong to Israel. These are beautiful, expansive and resource-rich lands and are now filled with rockets and weapon factories which are being prepared for future wars against Israel.
When the time for war comes, Israel should be prepared in mind and spirit, as she was in 1967. This type of thinking and attitude, if adopted by Israel’s leadership, can serve to strengthen Israel’s negotiating positions. Instead of being cornered into negotiating away the occupied territories in the ‘West Bank’, Israel would be wise to reframe the conversation to liberating the lands belonging to Israel that are currently occupied by the enemies of the Jewish state in Lebanon, Syria, Sinai, Jordan and Southern Turkey.