Sunday, May 17, 2015

Liberating Our Jerusalem

When Jordan's Arab Legion seized half of Jerusalem, ethnically cleansed its Jewish population and annexed the city-- the only entity to recognize the annexation was the United Kingdom which had provided the officers and the training that made the conquest possible. Officers like Colonel Bill Newman, Major Geoffrey Lockett and Major Bob Slade, under Glubb Pasha, better known as General John Bagot Glubb, whose son later converted to Islam, invaded Jerusalem and used the Muslim forces under their command to make the partition and ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem possible.

Since then, the annexation and ethnic cleansing has become an international mandate. It would be absolutely inconceivable for the international community to denounce an ethnically cleansed group which survived attempted genocide for moving back into a city where they had lived. It is, however, standard policy at the State Department and the Foreign Office to denounce Jews living in those parts of Jerusalem that had been ethnically cleansed by Muslims, as "settlers" living in "settlements," and describe them as an "obstruction to peace." Peace being the state of affairs that sets in when an ethnic cleansing goes unchallenged.

Describing Jewish homes in Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest cities, a city that all three religions in the region associate with Jews and Jewish history, as "settlements" is a triumph of distorted language that Orwell would have to tip his hat to. How does one have "settlements" in a city older than London or Washington D.C.? To understand that, you would have to ask London and Washington D.C., where the diplomats insist that one more round of Israeli compromises will bring peace to the region.

They say that there are three religions in Jerusalem, but there are actually four. The fourth religion is the true Religion of Peace, the one that demands constant blood sacrifices to make peace possible, that insists that there will be peace when the Jews have been expelled from Judea and Samaria, driven out of their homes in Jerusalem, and made into wanderers and beggars once again. Oddly enough, this religion's name isn't even Islam-- it's diplomacy.

Diplomacy says that the 1948 borders set by Arab countries invading Israel should be the final borders and that, when Israel reunified a sundered city in 1967, it was an act of aggression, while, when seven Arab armies invaded Israel in 1948, it was a legitimate way to set boundaries. When Jordan ethnically cleansed East Jerusalem, it set a standard that Israelis are obligated to follow to this day by staying out of East Jerusalem.  

Vice President Biden was so upset that the Jerusalem municipality had partially approved some buildings in the city during his visit that he threw a legendary hissy fit. Hillary Clinton stopped by MSNBC to tell Andrea Mitchell that, "It was insulting. And it was insulting not just to the Vice President who didn't deserve that." David Axelrod browsed through his thesaurus and emerged on the morning shows calling it an "affront" and an "insult." Two for the price of one.

Editorials in newspapers denounced the Israeli government for this grave insult to the Obama Administration."Israel's Provocation", the Chicago Tribune shrieked in bold type, describing it as a "diplomatic bomb" that went off in Biden's face. The Atlantic, eager to get in on the action metaphors, described Israel slapping Biden in the face. A horde of other columnists jumped in to depict the Israelis kicking and bashing the poor Vice-President, while holding his head in the toilet.

Whether Joe Biden was the victim of the Jews or the Jews were the victims of Joe Biden is all a matter of perspective. The Hitler Administration was quite upset to find that Jewish athletes would be competing in the 1936 Munich Olympics. When you ethnically cleanse people, they are supposed to stay ethnically cleansed. It's in poor taste for them to show up and win gold medals at the Olympics or rebuild their demolished synagogues. It's insulting to the ethnic cleansers and their accomplices.

That sounds like a harsh accusation, but it's completely and undeniably true.

When Muslims move into a Jewish town, poor Joe doesn't come crying that he's been bombed with a diplomatic affront and slapped with a Menorah. When Muslim countries fund Muslim housing in Israel, there are no angry statements from Clinton and no thesaurus bashing from David Axelrod. Muslim housing in Jerusalem or anywhere in Israel is not a problem. Only Jewish housing is. The issue is not Israel. If it were, then Arabs with Israeli citizenship would get Biden to howl as loudly. It's only the Jews who are the problem.

The entire Peace Process is really a prolonged solution to the latest phase of the Jewish Problem. The problem, as stated by so many diplomats, is that there are Jews living in places that Muslims want. There were Jews living in Gaza before 1948, but they were driven out, they came back, and then they were driven out again by their own government in compliance with international demands. Now only Hamas lives in Gaza and it's as peaceful and pleasant without the Jews as Nazi Germany.

But there are still Jews in the West Bank and they have to be gotten rid of. Once enough Jews have been expelled, there will be peace. That's not a paragraph from Mein Kampf, it's not some lunatic sermon from Palestinian Authority television-- it is the consensus of the international community. This consensus states that the only reason there still isn't peace is because enough Jews haven't been expelled from their homes. The ethnic cleansing for peace hasn't gone far enough.

There will be peace when all the Jews are gone. That much is certainly undeniable. Just look at Gaza or Egypt or Iraq or Afghanistan, which has a grand total of two Jews, both of them in their seventies. Or Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Syria where peace reigns now that the Jews are gone. Some might say that violence seems to increase proportionally with the number of Muslims, but we all know that would be a racist thing to say. On the other hand suggesting that violence increases with the number of Jews living on land that Muslims want, that's just diplomacy. A common sense fact that everyone who is anyone in foreign policy knows to be true.

How will we know when the Muslims have gotten all the land that they want? When the violence stops. Everyone knows that agreements mean nothing. No matter how many pieces of paper are signed, the bombs and rockets still keep bursting; real ones that kill people, not fake ones that upset Vice Presidents. The only way to reach an agreement is by groping blindly in the dark, handing over parcel after parcel of land, until the explosions stop or the Muslims fulfill their original goal of pushing the Jews into the sea.

That's the wonderful thing about diplomacy if you're a diplomat and the terrible thing about it if you are anyone else without a secure way out of the country when diplomacy fails. And diplomacy in the region always fails. Camp David and every single agreement Israel has signed with Muslim countries aren't worth the paper they're written on. The only peace treaty that counts is the one made by tanks and rifles. It's the one made by Israeli planes in Egyptian skies and Israeli soldiers walking the border. It's the one made by Jewish farmers and ranchers, tending their sheep and their fields, with rifles strung over their backs. The only peace that's worth anything is the peace of the soldiers and settlers.

In 1966, Jerusalem was a city sundered in two, divided by barbed wire and the bullets of Muslim snipers. Diplomacy did not reunite it. Israel pursued diplomacy nearly to its bitter end until it understood that it had no choice at all but to fight. Israel did not swoop into the fight, its leaders did their best to avoid the conflict, asking the international community to intervene and stop Egypt from going to war. Read back the headlines for the last five years on Israel and Iran, and you will get a sense of the courage and determination of the Israeli leaders of the day.

When Israel went to war, its leaders did not want to liberate Jerusalem, they wanted Jordan to stay out of the war. Even when Jordan entered the war, they did not want to liberate the city. Divine Providence and Muslim hostility forced them to liberate Jerusalem and forced them to keep it. Now some of them would like to give it back, another sacrifice to the bloody deity of diplomacy whose altar flows with blood and burnt sacrifices.

As we remember Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, it is important to remember that the city is united and free because diplomacy failed. The greatest triumph of the modern state happened only because diplomacy proved hopeless and useless in deterring Muslim genocidal ambitions. Had Israel succumbed to international pressure and had Nasser been as subtle as Sadat, then the Six-Day War would have looked like the Yom Kippur War fought with 1948 borders-- and Israel very likely would not exist today.

Even as Jews remember the great triumph of Jerusalem Day, the ethnic cleansers and their accomplices are busy searching for ways to drive Jews out of Jerusalem, out of towns, villages and cities. This isn't about the Arab residents of Jerusalem, who have repeatedly asserted that they want to remain part of Israel. It's not about peace, which did not come from any previous round of concessions, and will not come from this one either. It's about solving the Jewish problem.

As long as Jews allow themselves to be defined as the problem, there will be plenty of those offering solutions. And the solutions invariably involve doing something about the Jews. It only stands to reason that if Jews are the problem, then moving them or getting rid of them is the solution. The bloody god of diplomacy always assumes that they are the problem. There is less friction in defining Jews as the problem, than in defining Muslims as the problem. The numbers alone mean that is so.

Jerusalem Day is a reminder of what the real problem is and what the real solution is. Muslim occupation of Israel is the problem. The Islamization of Jerusalem is the problem. Muslim violence in support of the Muslim occupation of Israel and of everywhere else is the problem. Israel is the solution. Only when we liberate ourselves from the lies, when we stop believing that we are the problem and recognize that we are the solution. Only then will we be free of the Joe Bidens and the Peter Beinarts, the Jimmy Carters and Barack Obamas, the Gilad Atzmons and Jeremy Ben Amis. Only then will the liberation that began in 1967 be complete.

Only then will we have liberated our Jerusalem. The Jerusalem of the soul. It is incumbent on all of us to liberate that little Jerusalem within. The holy city that lives in all of us. To clean the dross off its golden gates, wash the filth from its stones and expel the invaders gnawing away at our hearts until we look proudly upon a shining city. Then to help others liberate their own Jerusalems. Only then will we truly be free.


allamerican1952 said...

Oh the insanity of it all. "... one more round of Israeli compromises will bring peace to the region." Diplomacy is the flip-side of global finance ... all a sham with goals that serve not peace but the agenda of those who see themselves as the new master race. But the Israeli government is also complicit by offering up the country to die at its own hand a death of a thousand cuts and giving up that won at such high cost in wars not of its choosing.

Those wanting the removal of Jews will never be satisfied until Israel and the Jew are completely destroyed. Gentlemen, prepare to defend yourselves! Only the stupid and ignorant think that diplomacy will work.

arturous said...


Anonymous said...

I looked in the mirror today. I am Jewish and I live in America. I am the Jewish problem. The universities make it clear I am not wanted. Not just in Israel but here. Luckily I am far too old for that to be an issue with me but if you are Jewish under ten I worry about your future. That is why Israel must be.

Sadie said...

Thank you, Daniel.
I am old enough to remember the Mandelbaum Gate, the physical division.
The deadly game of diplomacy is the new Mandelbaum Gate.

JeffwithaJ said...

This is one of your more outstanding pieces. I usually read but refrain from commenting. This time I just had to say something.
The Ben Amis and Beinarts worship the golden calf.

Anonymous said...

I've read a history of the Farhud pogrom (committed by muslims against the majority Jewish population of Baghdad) in which Glubb Pasha (then leader of the Arab Legion supposedly assisting the British in fighting the Nazis) green-lighted the Farhud pogrom by indicating to the leaders of the pogrom that his Arab Legion would not interfere in the pogrom.

Anonymous said...

You like your history.

john said...

When you cut through the diplospeak, what the Jew haters and Israel bashers want is dead Jews. Lots of them, nay, all of them.
Never, ever, forget this. God bless and protect Israel now and always.

Anonymous said...

I respect this website a lot but one thing I cannot understand is that you seem to support ethnocentrism and self-determination for Jews but not for anyone else and most certainly not for whites. The most voluntary and peaceful way of resolving conflict is respecting private property, liberty of contract and freedom of association which Ron Paul supports and you blast him for. He is racist. If people cant agree on things let them put up a fence to keep the people that they dont agree with out but respect the fence.

Rita said...

Anonymous said...

We already have had a two-state solution... just look at India and Pakistan and how well that turned out.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

I blast Ron Paul for supporting terrorists.

Anonymous said...

The question is why is it that the Jews , small in number, have given more to the world then any other group are so hated by the world?

RAM said...

Since, post-1967, the Arabs have been allowed to remove Jewish artifacts from the Temple Mount and to routinely vandalize Jewish graves on the Mount of Olives, it's clear that the unity of the city is not complete today.

SabaShimon said...

Amongst all of your great pieces Daniel, this one stands out as one of the best, thank you for it.
Imagine our little piece of the world if say you were PM, with Carolyn Glick as your Defense Minister and Sarah Honig as your Foreign Minister.
Okay.....enough dreaming.

Anonymous said...

Wishful thinking is now a substitute for diplomacy. This is similar to a nitwit piece I saw today, declaring the Republican Party dead. And what pray tell, would the terrorists do with Israel if they had it ? Observing the desolation and injustice in much of their own countries is a big clue.
This reminds me of the old saw about dogs who chase cars; what would they do if they ever caught one ?
Israel is the true Religion of Peace in their endless accomodating and compromising, mostly to their own detriment. Others should be cautious about poking with those sharp sticks.

Anonymous said...

I've read ahead.

Israel's holy benefactor steps in at a crucial time.

Anonymous said...

Daniel, excellent. I find this comment especially powerful in many ways: "As long as Jews ( or how about conservatives, western civilization, white males, the hard and working well off) allow themselves to be defined as the problem, there will be plenty of those offering solutions." And the solution is always the same. Give us what you have, even you life.

Anonymous said...

Just to remind the Muslims why their efforts to destroy Israel cannot succeed:

Psalms 132:13-14

(13) For the LORD hath chosen Zion; He hath desired it for His habitation:

(14) 'This is My resting-place for ever; here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Anonymous said...

The roots of the word Jerusalem [Yireh (which means worship of J-H) +Shalom] tells us the path to Shalom (G-D's Peace and All Blessings) is whole-hearted Worship of the One True Holy G-D.

When we 'pray for the peace of Jerusalem' we are also praying for G-D's peace in our heart, soul, lives, relationships and spirits. We pray for the government and reign of G-D, the law that proceeds out of Zion to rule our whole beings.

Sibyl S.

Anonymous said...

We share again historic remembrance, interpretation of facts, visions... included
that ירושלים של נשמה you mentioned about. The only note is this: by saying " Munich Olimpics " you were referring to " Berlin Olimpics ", 1936. During those Munich Olimpics ( I have been visiting that very Olympiapark in 1972, just before the onset of the games ) the Palestinian Black September group, organized by Mr Abu Dawud and funded by Mr Mahmud Abbas caused the death of 11 Israeli
athletes. The same Mr Mahmud Abbas who was yesterday warmly embraced in Rome by His Sanctity Jorge Bergoglio, and honored with the title " Angel of Peace "...

Clelia&Eric, from Eurabia, Italian province

Common 'tater said...

Thank you for bringing back the memories of June, 1967. I was finishing high school finals that week, so I had not been paying as close attention to the news as I usually did. Wham! Israel flattened the Arab armies in detail and Jerusalem was finally re-united. I think everyone I knew (mainly social or nominal Christians) saw that brief action for what it really was, a miraculous intervention by a higher authority in the affairs of men. We were awestruck.

Well, here we are today, still failing to heed the lessons of history. Appeasement 101 on steroids. The last time everyone bent over backwards to appease the master of murder de jour that aimed at the Jews, we ended up in a world war. Why should it be different this time? Only this time there will be dozens of glow in the dark sandboxes if things get really nasty.

We mere mortal humans like to claim that somehow G-d is on our side. It is not quite the same as us actually being on His side. He gave us the instruction book on how that works. It looks to me like the diplomats need to do some reading.

Anonymous said...

Jerusalem belongs to Israel.

Northern Observer said...

I love the moral clarity. It is too true. Every person has an inner Jerusalem waiting to be freed from the tyranny and fear of Islam. Next time I am faced with Arab apologists I will ask them why they advocate ethnic cleansing.

Mark Robbins said...

Psalms 46:4-5 duh. And when we see the bright dawn it is unlikely that Arabic will be selected as a pure language. Hasta la vista, babu

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