Israel’s Intellectual Warriors & The Deconstruction of the Palestinian Narrative: A Western Imperative! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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Truth dare be told, the bigger the lie the more readily the masses will swallow it. Stipulated, many are used to telling small white lies. But the notion that others, in particular, leaders, would spread the most fantastical tall tales – as if said lies are unvarnished truths – well, it never dawns on most folks to probe any further. And it is this propaganda tool – predicated on exploiting emotional responses with the understanding that small lies are acceptable but colossal untruths are not, therefore, whatever they intone must be true – which has literally invented a separate and distinct people. Voilà, an entire nation. In other words, just stating as such, ad infinitum, has been enough to invent the Palestinian narrative and all its permutations thereof.

Alas, one may still inquire: why does this even matter, after all, if enough people want to identify as part of this or that group, whose business is it anyway? Well, in general, it would be nobody’s. However, when it comes to nationhood, there are codified international laws and set criteria which must be met. Or so it would seem.

In this regard, one needn’t be a super star student in the discipline of political science – one of the main umbrellas under which the aforementioned laws are taught – to understand its primary principles. In fact, the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States spells it all out. It became accepted international law in December 1933. Its simplified basis can be found here

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Even so, on the other hand, when it comes to the so-called Palestinians, all truths and attendant legal underpinnings are thrown two sheets to the wind, akin to drunks on never-ending benders. Resultant, the Montevideo Convention has been totally abrogated, yet, world leaders and a plethora of non-elected elitists continuously parrot the world’s most gargantuan lie: yes, Palestine has always been a distinct nation and its indigenous people “deserve” to be handed their state back! 

Now, said invention is not only a colossal historical lie but morally perverse. Nevertheless, for this discussion, the reader would do well to avail themselves of a primary fact-based resource, one out of a compendium of scholarly works. Its title is appropriately named, Myths & Facts.org.

But for those who are proactive types, solution seekers, if you will, there is no better address than the Israel Institute For Strategic Studies. And it is not for nothing that piggybacked interviews with its founder, Dr. Martin Sherman, are housed at this site. No need to rework the wheel.

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Most significantly, without setting the historical and legal record straight, the accepted narrative, aka myth, of the Palestinian nation, has the potential to set the world on fire. Simply put, it is utilized as a deftly devised propaganda tool, a political and incendiary bludgeon, by militant Islamic jihadists world over. In tandem, they are aided and abetted by leftist enablers. Israel, the Jewish homeland for time immemorial, is demonized as the ultimate thorn in western sides, as opposed to those whose lies started the worldwide fires! Effectively, the fable goes like this: if the so-called Palestinians finally get their “homeland”, all will be well in the Arab/Muslim world. Ipso facto, their riled up and ever aggrieved masses will settle down. O RLY??

On a multiplicity of levels, credo quia absurdum!

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Israel’s Derelict Leaders:Arab Terror Skyrockets In Jerusalem;Police Ordered To “Stand Down”!What’s Going On? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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AS an investigative journalist – an American-Israeli and a patriot – it is incumbent to reveal the seedy underbelly of America’s betrayers. Even more so, respective to those who lead Israel, there is no holding back, come what may. Egregiously, too many self-proclaimed Zionists in Israel and the diaspora believe that airing “dirty laundry” will endanger the nation. Hogwash. If anything, it will help save the – one and only – Jewish homeland.

MOREOVER, it is not a question of genuflection to this one and that, for this blogger is not beholden to anyone. A free agent. Yes, this is the way it’s going to remain. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t personally pain, when revealing the ultimate in betrayals, at least when it comes to ones (American) birthplace and one’s Jewish heart, Israel. Searing.

THAT being said and for the record, on the other hand, it is not pleasant to be threatened (and dogged) by leftists and Islamists for continuously spilling the beans on their plans, as well as who’s who that bears watching. Okay. An American patriot’s cross to bear. 

SIMILARLY, Israeli leftists – Islam’s coddlers – and their diaspora comrades (Jews and non-Jews alike) are none too pleased with said fact-finding(s) and outing(s). Understood. בָּרוּר . But none of their harping will stop the truth from seeping forth, in relationship to those whose political “feet of clay” – whether from the left or the so-called right – imperil the nation. Intolerable.

SO if certain Israeli leftists (and squishy, pliable “rightists”) don’t want their dirty laundry revealed, it’s just too damn bad. Deal with it. Get a grip.

PARADOXICALLY, for different reasons, PM Netanyahu’s cheerleaders insist on protecting his “strategies” like an etrog (אֶתְרוֹג), opining: he is the only one who can lead from the “right”! Well, said nonsense doesn’t register on this end. Some of us can’t be fooled, nor cowed. Even more so, a well received op-ed at American Thinker – re-posted at Israeli sites – ripped the mask off of the so-called “right-wing” leadership in Israel.

IT is with the above in mind that the all too familiar, unremitting, long tolerated Arab/Muslim terror within Israel – most acutely felt in Jerusalem – comes into sharp relief. Indeed, Jerusalem, the thousands yr old Jewish capital, is the epicenter of Arab/Muslim/leftist rage. Consequentially, wresting it from Jewish hands is their Number One priority. They understand all too well, sans Zion there will NO longer be a Jewish state. Period. That’s their plan. Their modus operandi.

AS such, an interview at Inquisitr, “The Reality Of Life For An Israeli Patriot”, brought many facts home:

Adina Kutnicki: If one truly seeks the historical truth, one should keenly listen to what the Arab leadership enjoin when speaking before their own brothers and sisters, as opposed to the taqiyya (Sharia-derived dissimulation) spewed for western ears. Thus, the following is a sampling, but by no means exhaustive: Fathi Hammad, Hamas’s Minister of the Interior and National Security, had this to say, ” Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis.” Likewise, Zuheir Muhsin, late member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Executive Council, intoned: ” The existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian State is a new tool to continue the fight against Israel.” Similarly, Hussein bin Talal, late King of Jordan, opined,” The appearance of the Palestinian personality comes as an answer to Israel’s claim that Palestine is Jewish.” To be exact, the late, non-lamented Chairman Arafat – the Palestinian godfather of suicide terror, schooled by the KGB, but I digress – was Egyptian-born! Thereby, isn’t it appropriate to posit: Shouldn’t “straight out of the horse’s mouth” proofs be more than enough evidence, to finally put to bed the lies spun on behalf of the Palestinian narrative? Consequently, shouldn’t Israel’s leaders be the first to hammer these historical truths into the world’s consciousness?…..

The Inquisitr Interviews Adina Kutnicki: The Reality Of Life For An Israeli Patriot

As to Jerusalem, the heart and soul of Zion (in the same realm as Judea and Samaria), whither it goes, so too does the fate of Israel, as well as the Jewish people. It is inconceivable that Israel would survive without Jerusalem intact, and dare I suggest, there would be little reason left for its existence, sans an intact eternal capital. It is one tragedy if enemies capture it from Jewish hands, but it is a wholly different paradigm if Israel’s leaders surrender it on their own. So the question still hangs: Are Israel’s leaders capable of dividing holy Zion? One would hope and pray this is not the case, but the jury is still out. Personally, I would put nothing past some of the leadership and they bear close scrutiny. Very close….

WHICH brings us to the recent Arab/Muslim onslaught in Jerusalem; the third intifada/revolutionary uprising! Yes, Israel is plagued with another intifada, despite the braying of Israel’s leadership to the contrary. Those of us with eyes in our head understand that the current unrelenting terror attacks in Jerusalem (for months on end) are a mirror image to those incited by the (late, non-lamented) godfather of modern terrorism, “Chairman” Arafat, Israel’s former “peace partner”! 

MOST recently, an Arab/Muslim terrorist from east Jerusalem (having served time in an Israeli prison for terror-related crimes, yet released through Israel’s notorious “revolving (jail) door” for Arabs/Muslims) mowed down a 3 month old baby in her stroller, and maimed almost a dozen others! This comes on the heels of months of firebomb/arson, rock throwing and associated terror attacks.

Chaya Zisel Braun

Shimon Helperin, the infant’s grandfather, told Arutz Sheva that the Braun family – which had been waiting for a child for years – had been returning from prayers at the Western Wall (Kotel) when they were struck by the terrorist. Helperin and his wife had arrived in Israel specifically to meet their grandchild on Wednesday and was forced to go immediately to the hospital, instead. 

The Arab driver has now been confirmed (7:40 pm IST) to have been resident of the Shiloach/Silwan neighborhood and a member of Hamas – and to have served in Israeli prison before for terrorism, according to Police Spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld.

“This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews, particularly on the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Temple Mount – ed.),” Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran stated on official Hamas television.

Hamas television has also confirmed the identity of the terrorist – who was shot and wounded by police, but is not dead, as initially reported in the press – as 21 year-old Abdelrahman Shaludeh of Shiloach (Silwan). Shaludeh had previously served in Israeli prison for terrorist activities…..

The driver, Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, is seen in the video giving a speech honoring Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, the Hebron residents who carried out the abductions and murders of the Israeli teens

ويتحدث عن اختطاف الجنود في الخليل من قبل حركة حماس ..#جنـوٍد_مخيـم_قلنديـآ

THE urgent questions become: why haven’t Israel’s vaunted police/security forces been able to clamp down on the terror-infected capital? and what part(s) has PM Netanyahu (the buck stops with him, he gives the security arms their marching orders) played in keeping the Jerusalem police force’s “hands in their pockets”?

IN answer to question one, the police are getting restless, they too are tired of being the whipping boys for the shackles placed upon them due to PM Netanyahu, even though the Security Minister is receiving the blame. Mind you, as ineffective as he is, he takes his orders from PM Netanyahu. Don’t dare forget this.

Arab rioter in Jerusalem's 'silent intifada'

A Border Patrol officer serving in eastern Jerusalem has for the first time revealed the police helplessness in dealing with the “silent intifada” that has been gripping the capital in recent months, as Arab rock, firebomb and even gunfire attacks rise sharply.

Speaking on Channel 2‘s “Shesh Im” TV program Thursday, a day after a Hamas terrorist wounded nine with his car including a three-month-old babywho was killed in the attack, the officer admitted the Border Patrol warriors are forced to “stand like dolls” against the Arab terror.

“We feel like our hands are tied,” the combat officer revealed, placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich for the collapse in security.

According to the officer, senior captains as well as Aharonovich are trying to calm things down and hush up the “silent intifada” rather than fight Arab terror to the end….

IN response to question 2, “and what part(s) has PM Netanyahu (the buck stops with him, he gives the security arms their marching orders) played in keeping the Jerusalem police force’s “hands in their pockets”…drip, drip…

Former senior Shabak (Israel Security Agency) officer Menahem Landau on Friday warned that attempts to ignore the “silent intifada” plaguing Jerusalem and continue as if nothing happened will only encourage more terror attacks.

Landau spoke to Arutz Sheva about the situation after a Hamas terrorist wounded nine people in Jerusalem with his car Wednesday, murdering a three-month-old baby and critically wounding an 18-year-old seminary girl.

“We are witnesses to the fact that this business has not stopped for three months already, and the more they succeed (in attacks) it will entice more and more terrorist attackers,” said Landau. “They see there isn’t a strong hand on our side, so they will continue.”

The statement comes a day after a Border Patrol officer serving in Jerusalem complained “our hands our tied,” revealing the police have been limited from above in their ability to quash the terrorism gripping the capital. {blogger’s note: where “from above”, perhaps a birdie is whispering in their ears from the sky?}

According to Landau, Jerusalem Police need to exercise a strong arm against the Arab rioters: “it can’t be that they are shooting fireworks at officers and they just disperse them, why don’t they give them a quick judgment and arrest them?”

MOST significantly, one would be foolish in the extreme to believe PM Netanyahu (and his lackeys) when they reflexively intone after every attack: there will be the “harshest response” to future terror!  

“Bibi”, stop embarrassing yourself, humiliating and enraging the majority Zionist public and admit: Washington controls your moves, as Obama Inc. dictates: don’t dare touch the Arabs/Muslims! Moreover, it is reported that the authentic Zionist public won’t continue to sit still for the bluster and lies. In fact, they have warned the regime: stop playing with us! Knowing this segment of the public full well – better than most – the political echelon should take their words seriously.

IN essence, the more others pester not to “spill the beans” (blah, blah…accusing this investigative journalist of tarnishing Israel’s image…their incessant mantra), the clearer it becomes that it is the right thing to do. For if they have nothing to hide regarding “dear leader(s)”, then what are they worried about? Precisely.

BESIDES, little is as important, other than demonstrating how the so-called “strategies” – emanating from atop Israel’s leadership – are harming the Jewish homeland. And if that means that heat is going to come this way, as is said, bring it on! 

BUT to further highlight PM Netanyahu’s dereliction of duty, little is more emblematic than this summer’s-long fiery war with Hamas, albeit coined an “operation” by the powers that be, political and military.

Atop the above outrages, PM Netanyahu has reportedly agreed to revert back to the parameters of the last “cease-fire”. Said “negotiations” were executed after hard-fought gains during “Operation Pillar of Cloud” in October 2012, but before the IDF could finish Hamas off! Déjà vu. Is this not a pattern of malfeasance? You decide.

For good measure, this go-around, PM Netanyahu even added in some additional goodies, just as long as they “cease” their “fire”. Now, you tell me, what was the strategic calculus, the benefit, to this latest “operation”, if only to land up at the same “understandings” (and worse off) from 2012? In fact, several Likud Ministers have publicly expressed outrage at PM Netanyahu’s irrational decisions. As a matter of record, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz put it bluntly, when speaking with BBC’s Hardtalk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lUnsefnmYU ), but he stopped short of the full truth. No matter.

“”We paid a very expensive price with 70 casualties on our side, with people that have to flee their homes in the south of Israel because of the daily barrages of rockets and mortars. This is a heavy price for a democratic state to pay,” concluded Steinitz.

While Netanyahu’s office has declared the operation a victory, noting that Hamas was seriously damaged in the clash and didn’t receive it’s extravagant demands, the details of the ceasefire agreement have raised serious criticism in Israel.

Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation head Azzam al-Ahmed revealed Tuesday night that Israel agreed to ease the borders on Gaza and allow humanitarian and even some construction goods in immediately, as well as lifting restrictions on the fishing zone.

The deal also paves the way for talks in a month in which Hamas will demand a sea and airport in Gaza, and will negotiate a swap of hundreds of terrorists for the bodies of IDF soldiers Second Lt. Hadar Goldin and First Sgt. Oron Shaul hy”d, who were killed in the operation.

Israel’s lone demand of disarming Gaza was flatly rejected in the deal, putting discussions on the request off until later discussions in a month’s time.”

You got that?

Now, there are many reasons (some are detailed at this interview, others are not) why PM Netanyahu continually caves and fails to execute his sworn obligation to vanquish declared genocidal foes….

SACH HA’KOL, at the end of it all, you know who you are; blind as bats, circling the (leadership) wagon citizens, terrified to stare down the truth, even when it smacks you in the face and can get you and your loved ones (never mind other Zionists) killed in the process!

BUCK up. For some much need backbone, these same Jewish cowards may want to view the following clip for a different perspective, if they can withstand its true meaning. 

MOST significantly, for those who truly care about effective, long-term strategies to protect Israel from the increasing onslaught, internalize this: sans a robust public diplomacy campaign (elucidated within the Israel Institute For Strategic Studies) none of PM Netanyahu’s band aid approaches amount to a hill of beans.

EACH “fix” is akin to “one step forward, two steps backward”. Are such “strategies” even rational? and are they worthy of being protected at all costs, even if dirty laundry tumbles forth? 

ISLAMISTS/LEFTISTS DEMAND:ISRAEL/JEWS MUST SURRENDER!DR. MARTIN SHERMAN EXPOUNDS VIA STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

{150,000 dead in Syria: no Mustard riots. ISIS murders thousands, no Mustard riots. Jews defend themselves against Hamas terror and all hell breaks lose. Mohammedanism is a mental disorder!}

IT is always gratifying to connect valued contacts in order to serve a common cause. A win-win.

IN this regard, when Tom Trento of TrentoVision (working in concert with Breitbart tv) reached out for this blogger’s assistance, relative to strategic imperatives for Israel – as worldwide frothing at the mouth continues unabated because Israel dares to defend its citizens against a blitzkrieg of relentless missile attacks – it became a top priority to give a shout out to Dr. Martin ShermanHe is, simply put, the “expert among experts” within Israel’s strategic policy making arena. This site dares anyone to counter said (professional) assessment.

{Watch anti-Israel demonstrators commandeer a police car in Germany. Turkish immigrants lead the charge}

 

THAT being said, the following is the initial exchange, among a flurry of back-and- forths with both parties. Color this blogger “the connector”.

7/12, 11:25am

  • Hi Adina, we just launched a daily special report on the war and I need your help!! Check out our first show on Breitbart TV and let’s talk –  http://www.breitbart.com/breitbart-tv

    Tom Trento with (ex) Rep. Allen West, former U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel

    CONSEQUENTLY, Dr. Martin Sherman is a featured expert at this site and he is well-known to an increasingly world-wide readership. Sans a scintilla of a doubt he is considered Israel’s leading “intellectual warrior”, generally an oxymoron in terminology. This is the case because a preponderance of Israel’s so-called “intelligentsia” – western academics and civil society elitists are similarly infected – are steeped in moral relativism and leftist groupthink. In this regard, they are mentally incapable of seeing (strategically) from there to here.

    IN any case, as a result, his strategic policy center, Israel Institute for Strategic Studies, is the only button link at this blog. Moreover, a three-part interview is housed within and it spread like wildfire.   

    WITHOUT further ado, at Breitbart tv, re-presenting Dr. Martin Sherman…

    OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE-DR. MARTIN SHERMAN’S STRATEGIC POLICY VIDEO INTERVIEW: ON today’s show, Jew-haters from all around the world assemble to preach their “religion of love”, and sing, from “the river to the sea”, as a marching song to destroy Israel….Dr. Martin Sherman explains why the Israeli military policy is illogical and irresponsible. Tom Trento has some words of advice for Prime Minister Netanyahu.The United West and Center for Security Policy present “Operation Protective Edge – An Inside Look: Destroy HAMAS.”

    {the pic/links below…also feature Dr. Martin Sherman’s interview…Part One to a several part series…Part Two debuts 7/16}

    (See 11:25-minute mark for Part Two with Dr. Martin Sherman)

MOST intrinsically, the following underlying fault-lines must be internalized by Israel’s leaders, in order for them to finally throw off the (besieged-like) albatross around their collective necks:

ALBATROSS ONE:

A core component within the IDF’s military doctrine (though mostly unknown outside its borders) is “havlaga” – ההבלגה‎ –  aka “restraint is strength”. It was designed by none other than Prof Asa Kasher, a leftist professor of philosophy and ethics!

NOW, as any rational high schooler can discern, the restraint of ones soldiers translates into the inability to attain victory. In other words, if strength is derived from “holding ones fire”, is it even conceivable to subdue ones enemy? In effect, how does the IDF break the enemy’s will, thus, forcing them to “agree” to surrender? Essentially, this ill conceived, non-strategic doctrine (even though part of the IDF’s core military code) is why the enemy keeps rearing its head.

CONCOMITANTLY, leave it to Israel’s foremost “intellectual warrior” to decimate what has become a core component of Israel’s “fog of war” via his Jerusalem Post column: The Ruinous results of restraint.

BINGO.

ALBATROSS TWO:

ALONGSIDE the aforementioned ruinous military “strategy” belies the absolute refusal of Israel’s ruling left (be it from the political, legal, media, academic, public diplomacy and overall civil society non-elected realm) to admit defeat in the arena of “land for peace”, under which the perverse, illusory Oslo Peace (Death) Accords was birthed. Ladies and gents, many of us knew that the “peace process” would become nothing but a highly dangerous trap. Illusory. 

AS a matter of historical record, leaders and others (inside and outside Israel’s borders) who persist in said fantasies bear DIRECT responsibility for years of missile attacks on Israel, culminating in Hamas’s (Iranian-supplied) current onslaught. Not only that, similarly, Arafat’s two intifadas (ala Israel’s original Oslo “peace partner”…and PA/Fatah’s Abbas, his prote’ge’, is planning a third) were a direct outgrowth of the same delusional and malignant “process”. Demonstrably, this latest round of war crimes from Hamas is a build up, a culmination, of all the “peace” overtures and “ceasefires” (when brokered with terror orgs they are a violation of international law!) from Oslo’s brayers within Israel’s midst. Outside too. Unfathomable. Unforgivable.

IN a very tangible realm, as is said in Israel, sach ha’kol, at the end of it all, leftist Orwellian concepts (aka “the conceptzia”) mandate a post-mortem within Israel’s civil society venues. As a result of said burying, it will free up political leaders to enact long overdue Zionist-focused strategic policy imperatives. Naturally, those tasked to monitor (and develop) IDF military precepts will have no other option, but to reverse the twisted, victory-averse doctrine of “havlaga”. Significantly, all of the above will finally free Israel’s leaders from their mental shackles and allow them to attain a clearly defined outcome; a surrender (white flag, if you will) from whichever enemy dares to raise its sword against the Jewish nation of Israel.

ALAS, it is the left’s poisonous fruits which aid in fueling the conflict, gifting unabated oxygen to Israel’s foes. Effectively, the “gift that keeps giving”, by restraining the hands of the leadership and tying them into constrictive knots.

INHERENTLY, either the leadership buries the left’s doctrines or their policies will bury the nation. A sustainable middle ground does not exist, when it comes to squashing the will of those hell bent on a genocidal war. Simple as that.

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Confronting Israel’s PRECARIOUS Future: An (Inquisitr.com) Interview With Dr. Martin Sherman: Part One

Confronting Israel’s Precarious Future: An Interview With Dr. Martin Sherman: Part One 

http://www.inquisitr.com/881038/confronting-israels-precarious-future-an-interview-with-dr-martin-sherman-part-one/ – video embedded

Dr. Martin Sherman, founder and CEO of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies, is one of Israel’s foremost strategic policy analysts and a strong supporter of an independent Jewish state with an undivided capital in Jerusalem.

After watching Israeli leaders blunder through one policy mistake after the other and make concession after concession to Israel’s mortal enemies, Dr.Sherman is convinced that the Israeli government needs a major change of attitude. He expressed his concerns with this subtle but scathing critique of Israeli policy:

“For all those who genuinely desire a cessation to the violence and bloodshed, a fundamental reassessment of the validity of the conventional wisdom adopted so far is sorely needed.”

Israel is a nation in crisis, confronted by a world that is becoming increasingly hostile to the very concept of a Jewish state. The good people of our world hoped and prayed that the human race gained a measure of wisdom after the shame of the Holocaust, but sadly, we are facing the ugly realization that Jew hate is beginning to make a frightening comeback in the 21st century and much of that hatred is wrapped in an unreasoning desire to destroy the nation of Israel.

There was a time when Israel had the blessings of the free nations of the world, but today many of those same nations manage only tepid support for the Jewish State, while their diplomats and leaders mumble in private that re-establishing Israel in 1948 was the worst mistake of the 20th century. They bemoan the plight of the Palestinians, revive ancient blood libels that caused the slaughter of countless Jews and blame Israel for the world’s problems, while ignoring centuries of persecution and murder of the Jewish people and decades of terror attacks against Israel.

World leaders like Sarkozy and Obama insult Israel’s Prime Minister behind his back and refuse to hold President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority or the homicidal Hamas terrorists in Gaza responsible for their complete unwillingness to recognize Israel as the nation of the Jewish people and begin honest peace negotiations. The West needs Arab oil more than they need Israel and now that the crimes of Adolph Hitler and 1900 years of Jewish suffering are once again fading from the collective memory of humanity, Israel is largely on her own.

As Israel struggles to maintain her legitimacy in the face of constant hostility, Dr. Martin Sherman is one of the few public figures willing to speak about the Jewish state without pulling punches or hiding his opinions behind a clever facade of political mumbo jumbo. Dr. Sherman has only one goal and that is the survival of Israel.

Join us now as The Inquisitr presents Part One of our revealing interview with Dr. Martin Sherman.

Wolff Bachner: Dr. Sherman, it is a pleasure to welcome you to The Inquisitr.

Why is Israel held to an unattainable and highly biased standard of behavior, while so many other nations get a free pass to butcher their citizens by the thousands and invade neighboring countries?

The recent mantra among Europeans and liberal Americans is “I don’t hate Jews, but I hate Israel’.” Do you feel the criticism of Israel is based on legitimate political issues or is the constant bashing of Israel a new form of Jew hate?

Dr. Sherman: Let me answer your questions in two parts:

(a) On the one hand – yes! Definitely, I do think it is starkly obvious that Israel is being held to deplorable double-standards that indisputably reflect the existence of widespread Judeophobia.

(b) On the other hand, I am convinced that, to a considerable degree, it has been Israel’s action (or inaction) in responding to this loathsome phenomenon that has allowed it to grow and to reach disturbing dimensions we see today.

With regard to the first part on my answer:

There is little doubt in my mind that while legitimate criticism can be leveled at Israel, and that not all such criticism can be dismissed as “anti-Semitism” or “Judeophobia” (the term I feel is more accurate), the enduring and unmistakable application of iniquitous double standards to whatever the Jewish state does—or does not do—make anti-Semitism/Judeophobia an increasingly plausible explanation.

This is something I have tried to underscore in the past— for example, challenging the rationale as to why, the military operations conducted by the IDF in Gaza on the one hand, and actions of NATO forces in say Kosovo on the other should be judged by disparate criteria—see here and here.

After all, in Kosovo, high-altitude (some would say, indiscriminate) bombing by NATO, including the use of cluster bombs, inflicted hundreds of civilian Serbian casualties in hospitals, old age homes, market-places, passenger trains on bridges, buses cut in half while crossing ravines, and convoys of refugees fleeing the fighting. Moreover, it should be remembered that all this took place in a military campaign during which not a single civilian in any NATO nation was ever threatened by Serbian action—which contrasts starkly with the situation in Israel, where Israeli citizens are threatened continually from Gaza.

Indeed, very similar queries could be raised as to NATO operations in Afghanistan where military action was undertaken in response to a single terror attack on a single NATO member. Although reliable figures are difficult to come by, estimates of civilian deaths caused directly by NATO military action since 2001 are in the range of 12,000-15,000, with additional indirect fatalities estimated at up to 20,000. (Significantly, relative to its population size, the number of fatalities incurred by the US in the 9/11 attack, which were the justification of the Afghanistan operation, would be equivalent to the fatalities Israel incurred in only two of the almost 200 suicide bomber attacks it suffered during the last Intifada. In fact, the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimate of 1190 fatalities in Israel due to Palestinian terror between 2000 and 2005 alone would be equivalent to over 50,000 (!!) in the US.)

Regrettably, this application of these grossly discriminatory double standards is not something confined to Israel’s non-Jewish detractors. Many of Israel’s most damaging critics on this score are Jewish.

I once challenged Peter Beinart (Temple Beth Am Los Angeles June 21, 2010) to explain the blatant double standards in the way he assesses Israel’s behavior. His rather glib – and unoriginal – response was to claim that while Israel was “far morally superior to North Korea, Syria, Libya and Iran”, these were not relevant criteria he would expect from a Jewish state, and that he should not have to “compromise [his expectations from Israel] just because North Korea is worse”.

Of course this is a response that must be summarily dismissed. For it is not only in comparison to the tyrannies in Tehran and Tripoli and the dictatorships in Damascus and the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) that Israel is being held to double standards.

For as I pointed out previously, widely divergent criteria are used to judge the actions of Israel and those of the leading democratic countries that comprise NATO as the cases of the Balkans and Afghanistan clearly indicate.

So to summarize the first part of my answer: Yes, part of the biased bile directed against Israel can most credibly be ascribed to Judeophobic impulses that conflate anti-Israel sentiments with anti-Jewish ones.

However, moving onto the second part of my answer:

While some of the animosity towards Israel can certainly be attributed to visceral hate of Jews and all things Jewish this is only part of the story. Much of the anti-Israel sentiment prevalent in the international arena is a product of incompetence and impotence of Israel’s public diplomacy and the vigor (or lack thereof ) in how it presents its case to the world.

The failure of Israel to defend its image—never mind, advance—its image abroad has given its detractors virtually free hand in attacking it and in undermining its international legitimacy. This has the inevitable result of allowing the animosity towards Israel to grow unchecked, leaving its supporters abandoned without adequate arguments to defend it – or themselves – against the unfounded defamation and slander.

This diplomatic debacle is in fact a grave dereliction of duty by the Jewish state and its official organs. For it has not only made it far more difficult to publicly support, defend and identify with Israel and Zionism. It has made it considerably more dangerous.

Indeed, Israel’s anemic efforts to explain its policies and the constraints and imperatives that mold it –reflected, among other things, by the miserly budgets it allots its public diplomacy–are putting Jewish communities across the world increasingly at risk. For through their association with Israel, they have become surrogate targets for the anger the distorted portrayal of the country has aroused among numerous sectors across the globe.

This situation was rather caustically, but aptly, diagnosed by the very eloquent British columnist Melanie Philips, a staunch supporter of Israel, who in a brilliant but scathing interview on Israeli TV, scolded: “Israel has made itself defenseless…Israel has vacated the battlefield of ideas…”

So to summarize the second part of my answer: While there is undoubtedly a kernel of chronic Judeophobia that goes into forging anti-Israel sentiment in international forums, Israel has not only done little to curb this deplorable malaise, but has actually facilitated much of its rapid spread by eschewing a robust and assertive defense of its rights, and of the policies necessary to defend those rights.

Wolff Bachner: As one of Israel’s foremost strategic policy analysts, what do you think Israel should do to fight the constant de-legitimization she is facing from the Palestinians, the United Nations, the European Union and the Obama Administration?

Is there any point in Israel remaining in the United Nations?

Dr. Sherman: While I would certainly agree as to the virulent anti-Israel animus that pervades the UN and many of its associated institutions and organizations such as the absurd UNHRC (UNHuman Rights Council), Israel’s beleaguerment at the UN and elsewhere such as the EU cannot be seen as disconnected to what I began to discuss in answer to your previous question – Israel’s abysmal performance in its public diplomacy efforts.

I think the question should be reversed. Rather than asking what the point is in Israel remaining in the UN, one might ask what would be gained by leaving it?

Indeed, such a measure likely comprises no more than a somewhat hollow declarative gesture of defiance with little material benefits accruing in its wake.

Such a move would hardly reduce Israel’s isolation, moderate the criticism of it and its policy, or prevent punitive action being taken against it. Indeed, quite the opposite might be true. It might be portrayed as a victory for Israel’s enemies in succeeding in driving it out of the fold of the “community of nations” and turning it into a pariah state.

So, I believe that withdrawal from the UN would in fact constitute a strategic surrender and an admission by Israel that the Truth cannot triumph over Falsehood. Rather than cut and run Israel should stand its ground and fight back—with far greater vigor and resources than has been the case until now.

Remember, the UN has comprised an important podium for Israeli leaders to put their case. Benjamin Netanyahu has delivered several impressive addresses – which of course did not convince the UN delegates present, but because of the venue, received massive international coverage.

We should also not forget that Israel has had some victories at the UN – The Obama-administration’s reluctant veto of the anti-settlement resolution in Feb. 2011. Likewise, the Palestinians failed to muster sufficient support in the Security Council for its unilateral bid for statehood in Nov. of the same year.

Then there is the issue of membership in the numerous UN affiliated specialist organizations which engage in a variety of important activities ranging from maritime safety and planning and development of international air transport, through the protection of intellectual property and the promotion of tourism, to the coordination of postal policies, and meteorological, climatological, hydrological and geophysical research.

All of these provide useful frameworks for Israeli experts, beneficial cooperation, information and networking, which could be jeopardized by abandoning the UN.

Moreover, Israel has seen hostile initiatives thwarted in these agencies, for example a Qatari initiative to relocate the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the triennial conference from Montreal to Dohar (the Qatari capital), reportedly in an attempt to embarrass Canada for the pro-Israel policies of its Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, were convincingly foiled.

Recently, even the EU berated the biased bile of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) special rapporteur Richard Falk, denouncing as inaccurate and biased a report against Israel which he delivered to the body in Geneva earlier this month (June). It issued a strong statement, lamenting that:

“The EU continues to regret the unbalanced mandate of the Special Rapporteur and is also concerned that parts of the report include political considerations. In the past, the EU emphasized that future reports should be based on a more factual and legal analysis, and we regret to see no genuine progress in that direction.”

In addition, The United States Ambassador to the UNHRC Eileen Donahoe called for Falk’s resignation.

So while I would not wish in any way to understate the gravity of Israel’s international position, there are several rays of light that not only should not be disregarded but should be considered indicators that much can be done with sufficient resolve, resources and resourcefulness.

In conclusion, I would caution that the choice of optimal responses toward the pervasive hostility wards Israel in various international forums, including the UN, should not be assessed on the basis of the current state of affairs which in large measure is the consequences of Israel’s own actions (or lack thereof) and its anemic and apologetic defense of itself and its policies. Rather than abandoning international arenas, the conclusion should be that Israel requires a far more robust performance in presenting its case and its constraints in those arenas—not because such a performance will convert the participants to become pro-Israel, but to use the podiums they provide to reach a wider external audience, who otherwise will not be exposed to Israel’s side of events.

Wolff Bachner: Since Israel evicted the Jordanian Army from Jerusalem and re-united the city in 1967, Jerusalem has been the official capital of Israel, yet not one single nation is willing to locate their Embassy in Jerusalem.

Should all nations with an Embassy in Tel Aviv be required to move their Embassy to Jerusalem? How should Israel deal with any nation that refuses to locate their Embassy in Jerusalem?

Dr. Sherman: Jerusalem of course has great emotive, historical and symbolic significance for the Jewish people, and thus often discussed as if it were a separate issue from the other territorial issues in dispute. This is of course understandable from emotional and faith-based viewpoint, but tends to “tunnel vision” politically and strategically.

For it is not possible to ensure the future development and security of the city without securing its environs. It is thus impossible to decouple the issue of Jerusalem from the wider territorial context.

Ironically, one of the first people to articulate this was none other than the arch-Oslowian architect, Shimon Peres. In a programmatic book entitled “Tomorrow is now”, published in 1977, he urged Israel:

“to create a continuous stretch of new settlements; to bolster Jerusalem and the surrounding hills, from the north, from the east, and from the south and from the west, by means of the establishment of townships, suburbs and villages – Ma’ale Edumin, Ofra, Gilo, Bet-El, Givon, and IDF camps and Nahal [IDF] outposts – to ensure that the capital and its flanks are secured, and underpinned by urban and rural settlements. These settlements will be connected to the coastal plain and Jordan Valley by new lateral axis roads.”

If Israel were more robust in pressing its territorial claims to the entire area of Judea and Samaria its retention of a united Jerusalem would be a natural corollary. Sadly, Israel’s anemic ambivalent stance on the former undermines its positions on the latter.

However, Jerusalem has not always been totally shunned by the international diplomatic community. Up until the passing of UNSC resolution 478 in 1980, condemning Israel’s attempted annexation of East Jerusalem, 13 countries Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El-Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, the Netherlands, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela had their embassies in Jerusalem,. Costa Rica and El Salvador moved theirs back to Jerusalem in 1984. Costa Rica moved its embassy back to Tel Aviv in 2006 followed by El Salvador a few weeks later.

Senior diplomats from Costa Rica with whom I spoke, expressed a little disappointment and surprise at the Israeli attitude towards them, and hinted that Israel had not been overly resolute in trying to dissuade them to relocate their diplomatic missions to Tel Aviv.

Moreover, the US legislature has also repeatedly called for the recognition of an undivided Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocation of the American Embassy to the city.

Numerous resolutions have been passed including those sponsored or co-sponsored by Vice President Joe Biden have called for both the unity of the city under Israeli rule and for the transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem.

For example, Resolution S.CON.RES.113 (June 18, 1992) co-sponsored by Sen. Joseph R Biden Jr. (D-Delaware) declares:

“Whereas in 1990, the US Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly declared that Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, “must remain an undivided city”… therefore, be it – Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring) That the Congress… strongly believes that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the religious rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected as they have been by Israel during the past twenty-five years; and calls upon the President and the Secretary of State to issue an unequivocal statement in support of these principles.”

Likewise, Section. 212 of the “Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003,” relating to “United States policy with respect to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” sponsored by Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Delaware), cosponsor of the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act stipulates that:

“Congress maintains its commitment to relocating the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and urges the President, pursuant to the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995… to immediately begin the process of relocating the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem…. None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act may be available for the publication of any official government document which lists countries and their capital cities unless the publication identifies Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. [My emphasis]“

Significantly the cited Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 was also cosponsored by Joe Biden. In it, it specifically states:

“The Congress makes the following findings: … Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own capital. … STATEMENT OF THE POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES.- (1) Jerusalem should remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected; (2) Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and (3) the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.”

Regrettably, Israel has done little to mobilize pressure for the implementation of these resolutions and has chosen to allow pro-Arab pressures to determine US policy on this issue.

Paradoxically, the recent decision of the EU to impose sanctions on all Israeli activities beyond the pre-1967 lines has underscored the weakness of the Israeli Jerusalem policy.

For by implication, even the EU, who has never been suspected of an overly warm attitude towards Israel, acknowledges the legitimacy of Israeli presence in West Jerusalem lying within those lines. Therefore, even if one is willing to accept that the fate of East Jerusalem should be decided in a future peace agreement, there seems no reason to resign ourselves to the refusal of foreign nations to locate their embassies in the western part of the city—which allegedly they see as an undiluted part of the Israel—whatever the outcome of any envisaged peace pact.

In conclusion, although it is probably realistic to expect Israel to be able to coerce foreign countries to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem, I feel Israel has been far too reticent in pressing its claims both for recognition of a united Jerusalem as the nation’s capital and as the site for foreign embassies. But even given the lack of foreign recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the eastern portions of the city, there is no excuse for not insisting that countries who conduct diplomatic relations with it locate their embassies in its declared capital.

Wolff Bachner: In a recent Interview I conducted for The Inquisitr with your colleagueAdina Kutnicki, she made the following statement about the importance of an undivided Jerusalem to the Jewish people:

“As to Jerusalem, the heart and soul of Zion, whither it goes, so too does the fate of Israel, as well as the Jewish people. It is inconceivable that Israel would survive without Jerusalem intact, and dare I suggest, there would be little reason left for its existence, sans an intact eternal capital.”

What legal or moral justification does the State of Israel have to claim sovereignty over the entire city of Jerusalem?

Do you think a future Israeli leader may disregard the wishes of the people of Israel and make a unilateral decision to divide Jerusalem?

Dr. Sherman: As I stated previously, Jerusalem has unique significance historically, spiritually and symbolically for Israel and the Jewish people which provide them with claims far stronger than those that can be made by any other party.

In my view any thought of re-division of the city is inconceivable and unjustifiable by any criterion.

In the contemporary context of course the moral justification of Israel sovereignty over the entire city is clear. After all, this was achieved by victory in a defensive war, prior to which Jews were not only barred from the eastern parts of the city. but many Jewish sites under the previous Jordanian regime were destroyed and defiled, in stark contrast to the scrupulous preservation of religious freedom and access to religious sites under Israeli administration.

With regard to the legal aspect, I believe the question of political legitimacy is far more important than the formal legality. There are a plethora of competing and conflicting legal opinions regarding the status of Jerusalem, each reflecting, and rooted in a given political perspective.

Israel needs to adopt a clear unequivocal political position on Jerusalem, unambiguously laying out moral and historical foundations for the legitimacy of its unique, and unassailable claim to the entire city, and conveying its resolute refusal to negotiate any division of sovereignty over it. Once this is done the appropriate legal opinion to reflect this will be found and the “legalistics” of the situation will fall into place.

However, as I mentioned earlier, I believe it is an error to look at Jerusalem in separation from the larger area of Judea and Samaria. After all, we should remember that the idea of dividing Jerusalem is invariably raised as part of a wider policy involving withdrawing from other areas. It is therefore crucial to discredit the idea of territorial withdrawal in general, to forestall pressures for the division of Jerusalem.

You ask: “Do you think a future Israeli leader may disregard the wishes of the people of Israel and make a unilateral decision to divide Jerusalem?”

While perhaps no leader would make a unilateral decision to divide Jerusalem (outside the framework of a negotiated accord), I have no doubt that there would be leaders who would certainly be prepared to divide it as part of a “negotiated settlement”. Indeed, Ehud Olmert explicitly declared his willingness to do so. Given the recent capitulations by Netanyahu, I am far from confident that he will not also eventually agree to a division of the city under US and international pressure, backed—indeed even spurred on by vocal domestic Left-wing elements.

Sadly, with Netanyahu’s capitulation to Kerry’s latest pressures, experience, has (once again) proven that the People of Israel can no longer rely on the Government of Israel to preserve the long-term national and strategic interests of the country.

The crucial question now is whether the nation will be able to produce the kind of leadership with the appropriate political will, the intellectual depth and the ideological commitment necessary to successfully address the daunting challenges that must be met in the rapidly approaching future.

Wolff Bachner: The United Nations has strict guidelines for the establishment of a nation, including the formation of a single government with effective control over the territory in question, clearly defined borders, the ability to provide all necessary public institutions and services, adequate critical infrastructure including power, water and transportation, a self sufficient economy that is not entirely dependent on foreign aid and acceptance of the Universal Declaration of Human rights.

Wouldn’t the creation of a Palestinian state that fails to meet all the basic requirements for statehood only increase the suffering of the Palestinians?

Dr. Sherman: The entire Palestinian claim for statehood is based on a fallacious and fraudulent narrative, openly admitted to be deliberately deceptive and duplicitous by the Palestinians themselves, which makes its acceptance by Israel–and its allies, alleged or otherwise—staggeringly inexplicable. Indeed, it was none other than Prof Amnon Rubinstein, Israel Prize laureate for Law and who served as Minister of Education for the far-Left Meretz Party who stated:

“Of all the Palestinian lies there is no lie greater or more crushing than that which calls for the establishment of a separate Palestinian state in the West Bank… Not since the time of Dr. Goebbels [Nazi Gemany’s propaganda minister ] has there been a case in which continual repetition of a lie has born such great fruits….” From “Palestinian Lies”, in Ha’aretz, July 1976.

In an article titled “UN-nation; un-nation; non-nation; anti-nation” (Sept. 16, 2011), I likened the move to establish a Palestinian state to an attempt at “political alchemy ” – i.e. an endeavor to conjure up a substantive political construct out of mere political myth; an attempt to produce a nation when the elements of nationhood do not exist; an effort to construct a state when the constructs of statehood are absent. In the article I elaborate on the myths that underlie the Palestinian narrative and hence the mendacious claim for statehood that arises from it:

The Myth of Palestinian Peoplehood:

Senior Palestinian leaders have openly admitted—consistently and continually—that Palestinians are not a distinctly separate people identifiably different from others in the Arab world. For example on March 14, 1977, Farouk Kadoumi, head of the PLO Political Department, told Newsweek: “… Jordanians and Palestinians are considered by the PLO as one people”.

This statement parallels almost exactly the position expressed two weeks later by the former head of the PLO’s Military Department and Executive Council member Zuheir Muhsin who declared: There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. (Dutch daily, Trouw, March 31, 1977).

It was Jordan’s King Hussein who underscored that the emergence of collective Palestinian identity was merely a ploy to counter Jewish claims to territory considered “Arab”. At the Arab League meeting in Amman in November 1987, he stated:”The appearance of the Palestinian national personality comes as an answer to Israel’s claim that Palestine is Jewish.”

This, of course, necessarily implies that the “Palestinian personality” is devoid of an independent existence, a fictional derivative, fabricated only to counteract Jewish territorial claims. Indeed, without Jewish claims there would be no Palestinian personality.

The Myth of Palestinian Nationhood:

But not only do the Palestinians admit that they are not an identifiably discrete sociological entity i.e. a people,they also concede that as a political unit, i.e. a nation, their demands/aspirations are neither genuine nor permanent.

Thus previously mentioned Zuheir Muhsin candidly confesses:

“It is only for political reasons that we carefully under-line our Palestinian identity, because it is in the interest of the Arabs to encourage a separate Palestinian identity. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes.The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel [sic].”

Doesn’t get much more explicit than that!

Indeed the Palestinians not only affirm that their national demands are bogus, but that they are also only a temporary instrumental ruse. In the current National Covenant they declare:

“The Palestinian people are a part of the Arab Nation…[and] believe in Arab unity…however, they must, at the present stage of their struggle, safeguard their Palestinian identity and develop their consciousness of that identity…”

So how are we to avoid concluding that at a later stage there will be no need to preserve their identity or develop consciousness thereof? How are we to avoid concluding that Palestinian identity is merely a short-term ruse to achieve a political goal of annulling the “illegal 1947 partition of Palestine” (i.e. Israel).

Indeed, what other nation explicitly proclaim that the need for their identity is merely a temporary hoax to further other goals. The Greeks? The Italians? The Japanese?

Indeed as the late King Hussein once declared:

“The appearance of the Palestinian national personality comes as an answer to Israel’s claim that Palestine is Jewish”.

Nothing more.

The Myth of Palestinian Homeland:

Article 16 of the original version of the Palestinian National Covenant sets out the desire of the people of Palestine “who look forward to…restoring the legitimate situation to Palestine, establishing peace and security in its territory, and enabling its people to exercise national sovereignty..”

However, since the Covenant was adopted in 1964, well before Israel “occupied” a square inch of the “West Bank” or Gaza, the question is precisely what is meant by “its territory” in which the Palestinians were “looking forward… to exercise national sovereignty”. Indeed in Article 24, they state specifically what this territory did not include, and where they were not seeking to exercise “national sovereignty”. In it they explicitly proclaim that they do not desire to “exercise any territorial sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, [or] on the Gaza Strip…”

From this we learn two stunning facts!

Not only did the Palestinians not claim the “West Bank” and Gaza as part of their homeland but they also specifically excluded them from it.!!

Moreover, they explicitly acknowledged—and accepted—that the “West Bank” belonged to another sovereign entity, the Hashemite Kingdom!

There is thus not the slightest resemblance – indeed not even one square inch of overlap—between the territory envisaged/claimed by the Palestinians as their “homeland” when they first formulated their national aspirations and the “homeland” allegedly envisaged/claimed today.

Indeed the two visions of “homeland” territories are mutually exclusive!

Accordingly, it would seem that geographical contours of Jewish rule is far more central in defining the location of the Palestinian “homeland” than any “collective historical memory”. For the Palestinians only incorporated the “West Bank” (and Gaza) in their territorial claims when it came under Israeli control—clearly vindicating the view that the concept “Palestinian-ness” is a fabricated construct, merely conjured up, as admitted above by King Hussein, to further the Arab quest to repudiate “Jewishness”.

The Myth of Palestinian Statelessness:

One of the major themes that is played upon to invoke great sympathy for the Palestinian cause—and corresponding wrath at Israel—is that they are a “stateless” people. But this condition of “stateless” is not a result of Israeli malfeasance but of Arab malevolence.

For the Palestinians are stateless because the Arabs have either stripped them of citizenship they already had, or precluded them from acquiring citizenship they desired.

In the “West Bank” for example, up until 1988, all Palestinians—including the refugees—held Jordanian citizenship. This was then annulled by King Hussein, when he relinquished his claim to this territory. This abrupt and brusque measure was described by Anis F. Kassim, a prominent Palestinian legal expert, in the following terms:”…more than 1.5 million Palestinians went to bed on 31 July 1988 as Jordanian citizens, and woke up on 1 August 1988 as stateless persons”.

But Palestinians have also been prohibited from acquiring citizenship of their countries of residence in the Arab world, where they have lived for over half a century. The Arab League has instructed its members to deny citizenship to Palestinian Arabs resident within their frontiers “to avoid dissolution of their identity and protect their right to return to their homeland”. Thus Arab League spokesman Hisham Youssef conceded in an 2004-interview to the Los Angeles Times that Palestinians in the Arab world live”in very bad conditions,” but reiterated that this official policy is meant “to preserve their Palestinian identity” which apparently is incapable of independent existence without external coercion. With breathtaking arrogance and callousness, he went on to assert that

“If every Palestinian who sought refuge in a certain country was integrated and accommodated into that country, there won’t be any reason for them to return to Palestine”.

Precisely!

Clearly then the “state of stateless” for millions of Palestinians is a direct consequence of Arab malice and can only be obviated by addressing that malice.

The Palestinians as a non-nation…and an anti-nation:

One could hardly find more resounding renunciation of Palestinian nationhood than the one provided by former Arab MK Azmi Bishara, who fled Israel to avoid investigation on alleged acts treason during the 2007 Lebanon War. On a 1994 Channel 2 program he astounded his Israeli co-participants with the following assertion:

“Well, I don’t think there is a Palestinian nation at all. I think there is an Arab nation. I always thought so…I do not think there is a Palestinian nation. I think it’s a colonialist invention – Palestinian nation. When were there any Palestinians? Where did it come from?”

Indeed, when? Indeed, where?

But not only do the Palestinian lack the fundamental elements to qualify them as a “nation”, they in fact exhibit qualities that make them the antithesis of a “nation”. For their efforts as a collective are being channeled far less towards an endeavor to achieve national sovereignty for themselves, and far more towards an endeavor to annul the national sovereignty of others.

In this regard the Palestinians could not only be dubbed a non-nation but an anti-nation.

The Troubling After Thought:

In the light of all these readily available facts, the troubling question Israeli citizens must ask themselves—and their leaders—is why they have been totally ignored in the formulation of Israel’s foreign policy. Why has Israel been so inarticulate and impotent in presenting its case and feeble in rebuffing the diplomatic assault against it?

This is a grave dereliction of duty that has put the nation of Israel in a position of mortal peril.

Biography of Dr. Martin Sherman:

Dr. Martin Sherman was born in South Africa and has lived in Israel since 1971. He served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli Defense Establishment and he was a Ministerial Adviser to Yitzhak Shamir’s government.

Dr. Sherman lectured for 20 years at Tel Aviv University in Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies. He holds several university degrees: a B.Sc. (Physics and Geology), an MBA (Finance), and a PhD in political science and international relations. He was the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference and is the author of two books and numerous articles and policy papers on a wide range of political, diplomatic and security issues.

To read more of Dr. Sherman’s important articles, be sure to visit the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies and http://www.martinsherman.net. Dr. Sherman’s regular Friday column in The Jerusalem Post, aptly titled “Into the Fray,” may be accessed here.

Wolff Bachner would like to thank Adina Kutnicki for her editorial assistance and inspiration on this project. 

The “Two State” Solution: Peering Through The BINOCULARS of A Palestinian Intelligence Officer – Embedded Pictorials…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Just as one can rely on the sun rising and setting; dogs barking; pigs eating sh-t; and nature taking its course, so too can Zionists count on missiles flying out of PA/Fatah/Hamas ruled territory. Regardless, the “peace” process soldiers on (it has a life of its own…if only it would die already…), almost as if idiot savants expect a new day to dawn to “solve” Arab/Muslim hatred of Israel/Jews. 

But if there are still those who require additional convincing, as to the insanity of said endeavor, partake in this writer’s interview with Inquisitr and it will set the (historical, legal) record straightWith the above background internalized, the mendacity of “two stater” fetishists, “peace peddlers” (obsessive compulsive-like), is further demonstrated through the following commentary: When leftist, mega rich instigators get involved, what can go wrong? Adding to Israel’s legal standing, Professor Louis Rene Beres, a renowned international law expert, sets the historical and legal record straight, despite the tone deafness of the perennially deluded and craven..six of one, half a dozen of another, as one looks back at the tangled narrative of Middle East peace.  

YET, even if the above doesn’t convince you, perhaps the following pictorial will finally bury the “two state” monster. Besides, even if Israel/Zion holds no historical and biblical import for all the world’s busybodies, as well as Israel’s left, the fantastical notion that there is room for another state inside Israel’s heartland – and an irredeemably hostile one at that, which swears by its Charter, and Allah, to annihilate Israel – http://www.mythsandfacts.org/Conflict/statute-treaties/all.htm – is literally insane. Beyond mendacious. No sense pussyfooting around.

But to glean a true perspective, horrific as it is, peer within this photo montage. Mind you, the following was “gifted” for display to Israel Institute for Strategic Studies, founded by Dr. Martin Sherman. The photographer is Hagai Nativ, except for pics 9 & 10. You be the judge. Decide whether or not ceding the literal “high ground” to PA/Fatah (and whatever other terror groups they deem fit) intelligence officers appears rational, regardless of this or that pressure, or appeasement syndrome inculcated by besieged delusional mindsets. Israel’s leaders (civil society elites) stand in the forefront of said deniers of reality. However, there are those who “see straight”, able to evince nation-saving strategic policies. This blog’s interview series with Dr. Martin Sherman highlights said imperatives.

The following pic titles can be clicked on below:

1 – Main Terminal & Runway at Ben Gurion Airport – As Seen From “Palestine”

2 – Plane Taking Off on Runway of Ben Gurion Airport – As Seen From “Palestine”

3 – same as 2, but from a different vantage point – As Seen From “Palestine”

4 – same as 2, again, via a divergent target point…covering all bases – As Seen From “Palestine”

5 – same as 1, but shown from another firing angle – As Seen From “Palestine”

6 – Azrieli Towers & Central Tel Aviv – As Seen From “Palestine”

7 – Diamond Exchange Area, Ramat Gan – As Seen From “Palestine”

8 – Reading Power Station & North Dan Region – As Seen From “Palestine”

9 – North Tel Aviv & Diamond Exchange, Ramat Gan – As Seen From “Palestine”

10 – Hadera Power Station, Adjacent To Caesarea – As Seen From “Palestine”

https://adinakutnicki.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/geographic_imperative-full.pdf

Sach ha’kol, at the end of it all, the following will be the strategic results, per Dr. Martin Sherman and his acute analysis:

From the highlands of Judea and Samaria, the Palestinians would control all, virtually all of Israel’s:

  • Major air fields – military and civilian – including its only international airport Ben Gurion
  • Sea ports and naval bases
  • Vital infrastructure installations and systems – including:
  •           power generation,
  •           water conveyance,  
  •           land transport systems (road and rail;)
  •           communications
    •       Vital Centers of Military Command & Control
    •       Major centers of Civilian Government
    •       80% on the civilian population and economic     activity of the country

All of the above would be in range of weapons being used today against Israel for territories relinquished to the Arabs. So this can no longer be dismissed as “right-wing scare mongering”, since it merely reflects the past precedent of recent decades.

Even a fraction of what the North and South has suffered – or even a tangible threat thereof – would make  the maintenance of any semblance of socio-economic routine in the country untenable. 

As is said, a picture is worth a thousand words…but multiply the existential threat to Israel’s survival – if “Palestine” is heaven forbid “birthed” – by many other pictorials exhibiting similar dangers.

NATIONAL SUICIDE is in the offing, despite any fleeting/temporary relief which may accrue upon said “gifting”! Never mind the pats on the back, high fives notwithstanding.