Stand in the Light because Evil Grows
Glenn Beck asked on his Fox television show, “What kind of monster butchers an infant?” and compared the joyous reaction of Gaza Arabs to the brutal murders with their celebration of the deaths of 3,000 Americans on 9/11. “There is great and powerful evil,” Beck intoned. “But there also is great and powerful light as well. Get into the light and stand in it – because evil is growing rapidly (Beck on Itamar Butchery, INN, 03/16/11).


"When G-d created the World, most things were created in a mature fully grown state. Then the reproductive process began with each creation producing an immature offspring that took years to develop. Trees grew from seeds, elephants from infants, giant eagles from small eggs etc. Each creation grew from inception to maturity.

The growth was a slow, day-by-day progression imperceptible to the human eye. Even if one watched the grass one could not see it grow. People have to learn that there are things that need time in order to develop properly. There must be a process to ferment grape juices into wine rapidly but even so It will not produce wine as fine as the old fashioned technique. Some things just have to develop slowly..." (
Rabbi Raymond Beyda, Watch the Grass Grow ).

In the Bible, the wicked are likened to weed, tares and chaff. Psalm 83:13-19 "
Who said, "Let us inherit for ourselves the dwellings of God" (That was Edom and the Ishmaelites and all their allies). My God, make them like thistles, like stubble before the wind. As a fire that burns in a forest and as a flame that burns mountains. So will You pursue them with Your tempest, and with Your whirlwind You will terrify them.

Fill their faces with shame, and they will seek Your countenance, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and terrified forever; let them be disgraced and perish. Let them know that You-Your name alone is the Lord, Most High over all the earth." See Ezekiel 36:2-7.

Deuteronomy 7:22-25 "
And the Lord, your God, will drive out those nations from before you, little by little. You will not be able to destroy them quickly, lest the beasts of the field outnumber you. But the Lord, your God, will deliver them to you, and He will confound them with great confusion, until they are destroyed. And He will deliver their kings into your hand, and you will destroy their name from beneath the heavens; no man will be able to stand up before you, until you have destroyed them. The graven images of their gods you will burn with fire;.."

Exodus 23:27,29-30 "I will send My fear before you, and I will confuse all the people among whom you shall come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. I will not drive them away from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field outnumber you. I will drive them out from before you little by little, until you have increased and can occupy the land."

Abbas Holds 'Positive' Meeting with Hamas on Unity: Abbas stressed that he is not seeking a deal that would permanently reunite the two groups as joint leaders of the PA, as they were in 2006 and 2007. Instead, he said, he hopes for a temporary union that will allow national elections to take place with Gaza residents able to participate.

 

PA elections have been repeatedly postponed due to the Hamas-Fatah rift, leaving Abbas in office despite the fact that his term ended in 2009. The rift has allowed Abbas to continue receiving international aid. Many countries refuse to give aid to Hamas, which is widely recognized as a terrorist group,.. (INN, 03/27/11).

 

Palestinian Gov't: Remove Hamas from Terror List: The PA wants the US and EU to remove Hamas from its list of terror organizations to facilitate the formation of a P.A. unity government (that would include Hamas and other factions) (CBN, March 08, 2011).

 

Hamas Chief: Unite in 'Jihad' against Israel: Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal said reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas must be based on jihad ("holy" war) against Israel.

 

"The first step [to liberating Jerusalem] is refusal to negotiate with Israel," Meshaal told participants at an al-Quds conference in Sudan, adding that reconciliation between the two factions is "to establish a new, reconciled Palestinian position based on jihad," AFP reported.

 

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Saturday the Islamist group is preparing "a comprehensive initiative" to bring reconciliation between the two factions. "We are preparing a comprehensive national initiative that aims at rearranging the Palestinian internal situation to regain the national unity," Zuhri said (CBN, March 07, 2011).

 

US lawmakers say Hamas-Fatah unity gov't threatens aid: New York Reps. Ackerman and Lowey say PA cooperation with "bloody-handed terrorist theocrats" may lead the US to withhold funding. Lawmakers in the US responded overnight Wednesday to news that Hamas and Fatah have formed a unity government by threatening to withhold aid to Gaza. 

The US is legally required to withhold aid that could be used by terrorists, including Hamas. "In the current political climate, even assistance that would otherwise have gone to parts of the Palestinian Authority untainted by terrorism may no longer be salvageable," US Rep. Gary Ackerman said. 

Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), the highest ranking Democrat serving on the House Foreign Aid subcommittee, said in a statement Wednesday that the US has provided aid to the PA "to build government institutions, strengthen security forces, and promote economic development ," which is "predicated on the PA’s commitment to pursuing efforts to establish peace with Israel."

"A unity government with Hamas would put US assistance and support at risk, based on restrictions I authored as Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations," Lowey said. According to the New York Congresswoman, a Hamas-Fatah unity government "will be a deathblow to the peace process," unless Hamas accepts the terms of the Quartet (JPost, 04/28/2011).

 
"Senior PA official Mohammed Dahlan stressed that Fatah adamantly refuses to recognize Israel, and that even the Palestinian Authority’s recognition is only for the sake of receiving foreign aid: “…the Fatah movement does not recognize Israel, even today… [such recognition is] required of the government but not of the Fatah, so that this government will be able to offer the necessary assistance, to carry out the necessary reconstruction, to offer assistance to the sick, to bring relief to needy families… This can be dealt with [only] by a government that has relations with the international community, one that is acceptable to the international community, in order that we (PA, Fatah and Hamas) can work together and benefit from the international community.”  (Fatah Official: Our Goal is Not Peace, but Rather Palestine, 07/13/09, INN).

 

VIDEO: Fatah still refuses to recognize Israel, 2009 - When Western countries pledge billions of dollars in funding to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority, they stressed that Hamas would not receive funding until it recognized Israel.

The Ad-hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) for assistance to the Palestinians, is chaired by Norway. The donors are willing to support the implementation of PM  Fayyad’s state-building plan, which aims to finalize the Palestinian state-building project by the end of 2011.


Video Expose: PA Does Not Recognize Israel: A new Palestinian Authority TV program recognizes all of the Land of Israel – from Tel Aviv to the Negev – as "Palestine," belying PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ “recognition” of Israel (INN, 04/17/11).

"Stoere stressed that 2011 is a crucial year in the ME, in light of the ongoing occupation and insecurity in the region, adding that Norway is interested in seeing an end to this situation to make way for a better future and a better life in the region... “We are very committed to taking the support of the donor community to this initiative, which has aimed at a deadline of mid-2011” ( Jordan Times ).


Norway is the leading donor to the Palestinian Authority which rewards terrorism and incites to Jewhatred, terrorism, etc. Resolution 1373, committed all UN member states to "refrain from providing any form of support, active or passive, to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts." Resolution 1373 also requires all states to ¨"ensure that any person who participates in the financing, planning, preparation or perpetuation of terrorist acts or in supporting terrorist acts is brought to justice."

Norwegian FM Jonas G. Stoere in an interview with ABC Nyheter 17. Feb., 2011: USA supports nevertheless: ”USA’s President Barack Obama tried last year to put pressure on Israel to meet the PA’s demands of a Palestinian State. He didn’t succeed to pursuade the Israelis to move. The USA still continues its billion-support to Israel.”


Q: Is it possible to pursuade Israel to move as long as USA still continues its billion-support to Israel?"


"USA must consider its possibilities to influence all parts. They are still leading from outside. But it has turned out that also this has its limitations," Stoere answers.

Last year US President Barack Obama tried to put pressure on Mahmoud Abbas and demanded “more progress on both security as well as incitement issues” (Obama: US to Pour $400 Million into PA, INN, 06/10/10).

 

Abbas & Co have not improved, on the other hand, they continue to deny Israel’s existence, deny Israel’s right to exist, define the conflict with Israel as an uncompromising religious war for Allah, promote hatred through demonization, slander and libel, and glorify terror and violence. Despite all this, the international society still continues its billion-support to the PA.

 

Is it possible to pursuade the ’Palestinian’ Arabs to improve and to bring them to the  negotiation-table as long as the international society, despite all this, still continues its billion-support to the PA?


Fayyad asks donors to channel Gaza aid through him: Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is asking donor countries to channel hundreds of millions in expected aid for Gaza “first and foremost” through his government (Ynet News, 02.26.09). Most PA Money Goes to Hamas-run Gaza, Abbas Admits: Well over half of the Palestinian Authority budget is spent in Hamas-run Gaza, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the Algerian paper Al-Shuruk in an interview. The PA budget is supplied mainly by the European Union and the United States, both of which refuse to fund Hamas because it is a terrorist group… (INN, 12/02/10).


PA Leader Abbas Grants $2,000 to Family of Dead Terrorist:
Despite the Palestinian Authority's frequent denials that it supports terrorism, Palestinian Media Watch has uncovered a PA media report stating that PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has given $2,000 to the family of a terrorist who was killed trying to murder IDF soldiers (INN, 01/27/11). PA Leader Abbas Grants $2,000 to Family of Dead Terrorist: Despite the Palestinian Authority's frequent denials that it supports terrorism, Palestinian Media Watch has uncovered a PA media report stating that PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has given $2,000 to the family of a terrorist who was killed trying to murder IDF soldiers (INN, 01/27/11).

In response to earlier PMW reports on the widespread PA practice of honoring terror, Congress made it illegal for the US to give money to entities that "advocate" terror, as follows: "[The Secretary of State] shall terminate assistance to any individual, entity... which she has determined to be involved in or advocating terrorist activity." Congress further legislated that "none of the [U.S.] ... assistance under the West Bank and Gaza Program may be made available for the purpose of recognizing or otherwise honoring individuals who commit, or have committed acts of terrorism" (2008 Foreign Operations Bill). PA Daily: Mass Murderer is a Martyr (INN, 03/09/08).

PA Defends Right to Publicly Honor Terrorists: The Palestinian Authority government is defending its practice of honoring terrorists who murder Israelis by naming public places and events in their honor (INN, 01/15/10). PA Continues to Glorify Arch-Terrorist Who Killed 13 Children: The Palestinian Authority continues to incite against Israel, using its media to broadcast calls for Israel's destruction, anti-Semitic “historical documentaries,” and glorifications of terrorists who succeeded in killing Jews (INN, 01/22/11).


Fogel Family Slaughter Deliberately Incited by PA: The Palestinian Authority government deliberately incited its population to terrorism long before the Sabbath slaughter of the Fogel family in the Samaria Jewish community of Itamar. “Incitement against Israel, which frequently turns into genuine anti-Semitic incitement, is an inseparable part of the fabric of life in the Palestinian Authority, “ noted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a statement issued  by his media adviser following the murder. 

 

“These anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic messages are regularly heard in both the private and official media and in mosque sermons, and are studied in school textbooks. Terrorists are given honored status and become models for emulation in Palestinian society, both in the media and via ceremonies held by institutions affiliated with the PA" (INN, 03/13/11). One-Third of PA Arabs Support Massacre of Fogels (INN, 04/06/11).


Palestinian Authority Police Kill Israeli near Joseph's Tomb: Palestinian Authority police Sunday morning shot and killed one Israeli and wounded four others after they prayed at Joseph's Tomb (Kever Yosef) around 6 a.m. Sunday (11 p.m. Saturday night EDT). The murder victim (pictured below) was identified as 24-year-old Ben Yosef Livnat, a nephew of Likud Minister Limor Livnat and father of four children.

Arabs attacked the funeral procession with rocks as it proceeded from his childhood home of Elon Moreh  where he lived with his wife and four children, to Jerusalem. At least one car windshield was broken in the rock attacks, but no one was injured. People from Elon Moreh stood by the highway in dozens of cars as the funeral procession passed (INN, 04/24/11).


PA Spokesman: Settlers Are not Normal People: Jewish settlers in Israel “are not normal people” and therefore there is no need to apologize for the murder of a Jew who prayed at Kever Yosef (Joseph’s Tomb) Sunday morning, according to Palestinian Authority security forces’ spokesman General Adnan Damiri. (INN, 04/24/11).

AUDIO: Will the US continue to arm the PA Hamas entity? A7 Radio's "Behind the Scene" with David Bedein: Will the US continue to arm the PA Hamas entity despite the fact that such aid represents a flagrant violation of US law? 

PA Carries out Ahmadinejad’s Threat and Wipes Israel Off Map: The Palestinian Authority has carried out Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s threat to “wipe Israel off the map” and literally has done so by displaying maps of “ Palestine ” covering all of Israel at the same time its leaders talk about “two states for two people.” PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, head of the Fatah movement that controls the PA in Judea and Samaria, has in effect established a “one-state” solution in Fatah offices and in Palestinian Authority schools and offices (INN, 04/27/11).


VIDEO: PLC Member Puts The Lie to Abbas' Vow to Talk: Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member and Fatah party member Fuad Kokali put the lie to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' claims he will negotiate with Israel Thursday. In an interview with the pro-'Palestinian' Alternative Information Center, Kokali said "it is a must to have this reconciliation because we need the world to recognize a... Palestinian state and without Gaza ... this weakens our position." Kokali also admitted Hamas had not agreed to pursue peace with Israel - one of the Quartet's key conditions for the admission of Hamas to the Palestinian Authority if it wishes to retain legitimacy (INN, 04/29/11).

Haaretz: Clinton Warns Netanyahu Not to Take "Strict" Procedures Against PA : On Friday 23rd November, Haaretz Israeli newspaper published on its website that the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, warned the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, not to take "strict" procedures against the Palestinian Authority if Palestine obtains recognition as non-member state in the United Nations.

The newspaper said, "President Abbas expressed to Clinton and Ban Ki-moon his willingness to submit status upgrade bid to UN General Assembly after one week."

Haaretz revealed that Clinton called on President Abbas to reconsider decision to head to the UN or at least postpone it until after the upcoming Israeli elections.

An American official said if sanctions were taken against the PA, the situation will get more complicated, confirming that canceling Oslo Accords or stop transfer tax revenues to the PA will lead to dangerous consequences; including the collapse of the PA.

Psalms 37:1-2  Of David. ”Do not compete with the evildoers; do not envy those who commit injustice. For they will be speedily cut off like grass and wither like green vegetation.” Don’t get distracted over the seemingly successful evildoers in our world. Theirs is a hollow existence, not worthy of your grief and pain.


Once the grass is cut from its roots, it is condemned to whither and fade. Those who seek to do wrong and who strive to corrupt this world have no real roots. Their nourishment comes from others, and when they are separated from those (financial) sources, they cannot have any life (state) of their own (Rabbi Yitzchak Rubin, Rhythm of the Heart, Tehillim Ch. 37). Similarly, the socalled ’Palestinians’ have no real roots in the land of Israel.

PA defines "Palestine":  Tel Aviv, Haifa, Galilee, Negev, Rosh Hanikra, Caesarea, Acre, Masada, Beit Shean, and Jerusalem.
Contrary to the PA leadership's claim that they recognize Israel's existence, their controlled TV and cultural events continue to reinforce the message of non-recognition of Israel, by their ongoing depiction all of Israel as "Palestine." (PMW, by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Apr. 14, 2011).

Hamas: "No recognition - no negotiations" Yesterday the Palestinian Authority Fatah movement and Hamas reached a reconciliation and unification agreement, even though Hamas did not agree to recognize Israel. Israel has condemned the PA saying they have to choose between peace with Israel and peace with Hamas. [Hamas leader] Mahmoud Al-Zahar said that the political platform of Hamas is 'no recognition [of Israel] and no negotiations.' He said that he's sure that the disagreements between Hamas and Fatah regarding the peace process will not affect the functioning of the government that will be established by this agreement, because the purpose of this government is only to handle internal Palestinian issues... [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 28, 2011]. (PMW,  Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook).

US to assess aid if new Palestinian govt formed: The United States is waiting to see if a new Palestinian government is formed after Hamas inks a deal with its rival Fatah before deciding on any changes to its aid policy, officials said Friday. "The current Palestinian government remains in place and so our assistance programs continue," State Department Policy Planning Director Jacob Sullivan told reporters. "If a new Palestinian government is formed, we're going to have to assess it based on its policies at the time and determine, then, the implications for our assistance given US law," Sullivan said.

Sullivan stressed any new Palestinian government would have accept the principles set down by the diplomatic Quartet of the US, UN, EU and Russia, in a so-called roadmap to peace.Those three principles are: renouncing violence, accepting past agreements, and recognizing Israel's right to exist, he said.  "We support Palestinian reconciliation on terms that promote the cause of peace," Sullivan stressed.

"In terms of this particular deal, the specifics of it, and how it will be implemented that's something that we're continuing to study."

Kay Granger, the Republican chair of the House of Representatives subcommittee that controls US foreign aid, has warned the United States will "reexamine" its aid to the Palestinians in the event of a deal."If a power-sharing agreement with a terrorist organization becomes a reality in the Palestinian territories, the US will be forced to reexamine our aid to the Palestinian Authority," Granger said (Maan News,
01/05/2011 ).

 

Gov't Freezes Tax and Customs Funds Transfer to PA: The government has frozen the routine transfer of taxes and fees collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz announced Sunday. The funds, some NIS 300 million ($88 million) were to have been transferred this week to Ramallah. Israel collects more than one billion dollars per year on behalf of the PA, comprising some two-thirds of the entity's annual budget. Steinitz said in an interview on IDF Army Radio the money will now stay in Israeli hands until it becomes clear the funds will not reach the coffers of the Hamas terrorist organization... (INN, 05/01/11). See 'Hypocrisy'


Isaiah 40:6-8 "A voice says, "Call!" and it says, "What shall I call?" "All flesh is grass, and all its kindness is like the blossom of the field.
The grass shall dry out, the blossom shall wilt, for a wind from the Lord has blown upon it; behold the people is grass. The grass shall dry out, the blossom shall wilt, but the word of our God shall last forever." Man's kindness is evanescent and undependable, but God's word shall stand forever: nothing will prevent the redemption and the ingathering of the exiles.


Isaiah 17:12-14 "Woe to a multitude of many peoples, like the roaring of seas they roar; and a rushing of nations, like the rushing of mighty waters they rush. Nations, like the rushing of many waters, they rush, and He shall rebuke them, and he shall flee from afar, and he shall be pursued like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the thistle blossoms before the tempest. At eventide, behold there is fright; before morning he is no more. This is the portion of our plunderers and the lot of our spoilers."

Psalms 83:13,7,14-19 ”Who said, "Let us inherit for ourselves the dwellings of God." The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites (and all their allies). My God, make them like thistles, like stubble before the wind. As a fire that burns in a forest and as a flame that burns mountains. So will You pursue them with Your tempest, and with Your whirlwind You will terrify them.

Massive US Tornado Storm Kills 231: Dozens of tornadoes tore through the southern United States Wednesday afternoon and evening, reaping destruction and leaving at least 231 dead (INN, 04/28/11). US Jews Escape Severe Tornado Damage, Raise Money for Victims:Jews in Alabama were only slightly affected by the deadly tornados last week but are lending a hand to help others whose homes were destroyed. Israel also helped.

Proverbs 25:21-22 "If your enemy is hungry,feed him bread, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; for you will be scooping coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you."
If you are good to your enemy, he will be ashamed of his behavior toward you.

More than 350 people have been killed in the deadly twisters, the second worst outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in the United States. “Fortunately, much of our Jewish community was minimally affected by the storms, though we have received some calls for assistance," said Birmingham, Alabama’s Collat Jewish Family Services Executive Director Lauren Perlman (INN, 05/01/11).


"Fill their faces with shame, and they will seek Your countenance, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and terrified forever; let them be disgraced and perish. Let them know that You-Your name alone is the Lord, Most High over all the earth.” The intention of Gog and his allies is to despoil Israel of their wealth (Ezekiel 38:12-13) and appropriate their land as stated in Ezekiel 36:2,5.

Nahum 1:2-3 "The LORD is a jealous and avenging God, the LORD avengeth and is full of wrath; the LORD taketh vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth wrath for His enemies. The LORD is long-suffering, and great in power, and will by no means clear the guilty; the LORD, in the whirlwind and in the storm is His way, and the clouds are the dust of His feet."

Targum Yonasan interprets the prophecies as alluding to the future destruction at the end of days of all the nations that harmed Israel. Since God does not react immediately to sin (Job 11:11-20, Genesis 16:11-12) man should be intelligent enough to repent. "Before the decree bring forth the day when one passeth as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you" (Zephaniah 2:2): The destruction of Edom, "the divided kingdom;" Daniel 2:31-35,40-44, Obadiah, Ezekiel Chs. 25, 35, Isaiah Ch. 34, Jer. Ch. 49).

Isaiah 41:15-16 "Behold I have made you a new grooved threshing-sledge, with sharp points; you shall thresh the mountains (nations) and crush them fine, and you shall make hills (kingdoms) like chaff.
You shall winnow them, and a wind shall carry them off, and a tempest shall scatter them, and you shall rejoice with the Lord, with the Holy One of Israel shall you praise yourself."

Fayyad: PA Already Moving to Make J'lem its Capital: Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad used his weekly address to tell listeners the PA would be making unilateral moves to establish Jerusalem as the capital for a PA state. This despite claims by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday that he is ready to sit down and talk peace with Israelis.


Fayyad said the PA is determined to improve services to residents of eastern Jerusalem, and to help institutions operating there, especially in health, law and education.
Fayyad said he hoped "to stop the Israeli attempts to destroy the national dimension in the curriculum of Arab school children" in Jerusalem. The PA has already allotted NIS 2m for materials and textbooks for Arab schools in eastern Jerusalem.


The curriculum Fayyad hopes to implement in Arab schools in eastern Jerusalem -- which are funded by the Jerusalem municipality and the State of Israel Ministry of Education -- include PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas'
Holocaust denial dissertation , excerpts from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion , and the promotion of a jihad (religious war)  against Israel's Jews (INN, 04/28/11).


"You shall not oppress any widow or orphan. If you oppress him, [beware,] for if he cries out to Me, I will surely hear his cry. My wrath will be kindled, and I will slay you with the sword, and your wives will be widows and your children orphans" (Exodus 22:21-23).


The Torah implies that anyone who dares cause a widow or orphan to suffer should expect severe retaliation from the Father of orphans and Judge of widows. If the community allows even a single one of its members to mistreat the helpless, God will punish them all (Ibn Ezra).

The very fact that a community permits individual members to persecute the helpless is in itself a crowning insult. It shows the downtrodden that even those who do not actively taunt them do not care about them.

Obadiah 1:11 ”On that day you stood from afar, on the day strangers captured his possessions, and foreigners came into his cities, and on Jerusalem they cast lots; you, too, are like one of them.” In our own times, Israel 's chief "allies", U.S.A. and Britain, are constantly pushing for a "settlement" that involves the division of Jerusalem.

 

How Israel Should Deal with PA's Intention to Declare a State:  How should Israel deal with the Palestinian Authority’s intention to declare, with United Nations General Assembly support, a state in all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza this coming September? (INN, 04/29/11).

No Return to the 1967 Borders : In an interview with the German news paper Der Spiegel, the late Israeli diplomat Abba Eban, described Israel's pre-Six-Day War borders as "Auschwitz" lines. Eban, a lifetime dove, vowed: "With Syrians on the mountain and we in the valley, with the Jordanian army in sight of the sea, with the Egyptians ... hold[ing] our throat in their hands in Gaza. This is a situation which will never be repeated in history."


Egypt Draws Closer to Hamas, Iran: Egypt has drifted farther from Israel following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, with protesters calling to end the peace treaty with Israel , a position supported by more than half of the Egyptian population. Now political candidates are catering to the public mood by drawing closer to Iran and Hamas (INN, 04/29/11).

 

In the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, after three Arab armies converged on Israel's nightmarish borders, even the United Nations was forced to recognize that Israel's pre-1967 Six-Day War borders invited repeated aggression. Thus, UN Resolution 242 - which formed the conceptual foundation for a peace settlement - declares that all states in the region should be guaranteed "safe and secure borders."

 

President Lyndon B. Johnson, in an address on September 10, 1968, declared: "We [The United States] are not the ones to say where other nations should draw the lines between them that will assure each the greatest security." "It is clear, however, that a return to the situation of June 4, 1967, will not bring peace. There must be secure and there must be recognized borders." (59 Department of State Bulletin 348 [1968]. (Myths and Facts, Eli E. Hertz).


Whose Land is Palestine? Jews are "In Palestine as of Right and Not on Sufferance" “When it is asked what is meant by the development of the Jewish National Home in Palestine, it may be answered that it is not the imposition of a Jewish nationality upon the inhabitants of Palestine as a whole, but the further development of the existing Jewish community, with the assistance of Jews inother parts of the world, in order that it may become a centre in which the Jewish people as a whole may take, on grounds of religion and race, an interest and a pride.

 

But in order that this community should have the best prospect of free development and provide a full opportunity for the Jewish people to display its capacities, it is essential that it should know that it is in Palestine as of right and not on sufferance.” (Winston Churchill, British Secretary of State for the Colonies, June 1922).

 

International law expert Professor Eugene V. Rostow, a key draftee of the 1967 UN Security Council Resolution 242, examining the claim for Arab Palestinian self-determination on the basis of law, concluded :  "The Mandate [for Palestine] implicitly denies Arab claims to national political rights in the area in favor of the Jews; the mandated territory was in effect reserved to the Jewish people for their self-determination and political development, in acknowledgment of the historic connection of the Jewish people to the land. Lord Curzon, who was then the British Foreign Minister, made this reading of the mandate explicit.

There remains simply the theory that the Arab inhabitants of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have an inherent 'natural law' claim to the area. Neither customary international law nor the United Nations Charter acknowledges that every group of people claiming to be a nation has the right to a state of its own." [italics by author]


Political rights to self-determination as a polity for Arabs, were guaranteed by the League of Nations in four other mandates - in Lebanon and Syria [The French Mandate], Iraq and later Trans-Jordan [The British Mandate]. (Myths and Facts, Eli E. Hertz).


The Palestinian National Charter, Articles 3, 19-20 claims that only the Palestinian Arabs possess a legal right to self­determination, and denies the very right of self­-determination to Jews. In Article 12 the PLO constitutionally drops the famous ’Palestinian identity’ as soon as they get rid of Israel, warning of any absorption of Arab 'Palestinian refugees' by their Arab brethren.

Daniel 2:31-35,44 "Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This image, which was mighty, and whose brightness was surpassing, stood before thee; and the appearance thereof was terrible.  As for that image, its head was of fine gold (Babylonia), its breast and its arms (Medea & Persia) of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass (Greek Empire)  its legs of iron (Roman Empire), its feet part of iron and part of clay."

The lands of the Roman Empire came to be dominated by Edom and Ishmael, represented by Christianity and I-slam. Both – one as strong as iron, the other as weak as pottery, comprise the latter day, "Fourth Kingdom"  (Abarnel on Daniel 2:41. Fourth Kingdom/Fourth Beast, see Daniel 2: 31-35,40-44, Ch. 7). Crushed by a certain stone "knowledge of God" - the kingdom of David. 1 Samuel 17:49, Daniel 2:35, Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:11-14.

"Thou sawest till that a stone (knowledge of God, kingdom of David) was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them; and the stone (knowledge of God, kingdom of David) that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth."
Isaiah 11:9, 25:6-9, Habakkuk 2:11-14.

"And in the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom (David's), which shall never be destroyed; nor shall the kingdom be left to another people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, but it shall stand for ever."

Malachi 3:21-22 " For lo, the sun comes, glowing like a furnace, and all the audacious sinners and all the perpetrators of wickedness will be stubble. And the sun that comes (Kingdom of David, Psalm 89:37) shall burn them up so that it will leave them neither root nor branch, says the Lord of Hosts. And you shall crush the wicked, for they will be as ash under the soles of your feet on the day that I will prepare, says the Lord of Hosts."

 

Isaiah 26:5-6 "For He hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city (Rome, Italy, The Vatican), laying it low, laying it low even to the ground, bringing it even to the dust. The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor (Moshiach is referred to as a poor man riding a donkey (the Tribes, Zec. 9:9, Genesis 49:8-12)), and the steps of the needy (Israel). Isaiah 40:4 "Every valley shall be exalted and every hill shall be made low." The meek and humble shall be raised up while the haughty and arrogant shall be cast down.