This “buried” report should be considered prima facie evidence, as it details a part of the plan – approved by Israel’s ruling left – regarding Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount. Bear in mind, the same Israeli malignant crew, within the commentary below, are in sync with all parts thereof.

SEVERAL levels of treachery are glaring within the following “news”, but the fact of the matter is that none of it would be germane if not for the participation of Israel’s leaders, even as it appears they are kicking and screaming to deny the truths at hand. All is not as it seems.

But before we get to the essence of the matter it is intrinsic to note that international players, for decades, have been plotting to wrest the entirety of Jerusalem – Judaism’s eternal capital – from Jewish hands. And while Arabs/Islamists have their own designs, it doesn’t obviate the fact that other global players have the same goal, yet for divergent reasons. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Never forget this.

NOW, few understand the central part played by Israel’s “elder statesman”, its 90 plus yr old President Peres, a man who never seems to fade from the limelight. Hmm. Yes, that same international “darling” (feted world over) who received the Nobel Peace Prize alongside PM Rabin and the blood soaked godfather of modern terror, “Chairman” Arafat.

But why is this a focal point herein? Well, regardless of the public blatherings from Peres (and others within Israel’s ruling clique, that Jerusalem will NEVER be divided…blah, blah) it must be internalized that his/their plans for Jerusalem mirror that of the late, non-lamented Arafat.

However, whereas Arafat expected Jerusalem to become an Islamic conquest, Peres was (still is) busy giving the Vatican the heads up; first via all Christian sites and then seguing to controlling the entire capital! In the end, international players and Arab Islamic leaders remain steadfast in their MAIN goal: “de-Judaizing” Jerusalem. Yup, you read this right. 

But before we get to the all important betrayal, the following was related during an interview at

Wolff Bachner:On the matter of Jerusalem, I can not imagine a more terrible fate for the Jewish people, other than another Holocaust, than to see Jerusalem divided again. Not only would it cut the heart out of the Jewish spirit, but it would divide the tiny nation of Israel across the middle into two smaller, indefensible sections. Is it truly possible that Israel would actually give up half of Jerusalem to become the capital of Palestine?

Adina Kutnicki: 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.

A Historical Review:

Israel’s Jesuit President, Shimon Peres heads again to Rome to offer Pope Francis I the Cenacle (Church with the Upper Room) and an International Jerusalem.

The ground was hardly warmed in the new papal apartment for Pope Francis I in Rome, when Israeli President Shimon Peres sailed the blue skies from Israel to Italy to lend his “signatured anti-Jewish life” and influence as the President of Israel to betray again the Israeli people in Israel. This betrayal will eventually harm most, the religious pioneering and patriots of Israel who live in the settlement regions of Shomron and Judea. 

For three days, in early May (2013), Israeli President Shimon Peres was scheduled to visit Italy in order to also be hosted in a series of diplomatic meeting with the Italian president and Prime Minister of Italy. At that same time, he was being hosted and feted in a ceremony in the city of Assisi, named after the famous Catholic cleric, St. Francis of Assisi.

There Peres was awarded with the new first ever ceremonies of the Franciscans to give a “Peace Award” called the “Metal of Honor for Peace.”  There the mayor of Assisi greeted Peres and also by “hundreds of Franciscan monks” in a ceremony at the central Roman Catholic Basilica in Assisi. Then Peres was presented this inaugural award, the “Medal of Honor for Peace” as the president of Israel for his “unique contribution to dialogue and the cause of peace.” 

   Basilica Assisi

The Basilica de Papale San Francesco di Assisi 

May 13, 2013, titled, “Franciscans Honor Shimon Peres”, we learn:

 “Those who know Peres acknowledge his, honestly, psychopathic need for medals and awards, to the point of bribing the Nobel committee for a prize. Last week, Yoav Yitzhak, in the wide circulation newspaper Maariv, revealed that Peres gave Terje Larsen, the UN Middle East representative, $100,000 to secure him a Nobel Prize.

 This week, David Bedein, writing in Makor Rishon, applied the coup de grace. He interviewed a member of the Nobel Prize Committee, Kaare Kristiansen, who not just confirmed the bribe but described Larsen’s pressure on the committee in full detail.

 But accepting made-up accolades from the Franciscans is utterly insulting to anyone with a modicum of understanding of recent Jewish history. From the mid to late ’40s, the Franciscans (along with the Dominicans), in what is known as Operation Paperclip, hid in their monasteries over a hundred thousand Nazis, before smuggling them to freedom worldwide. It is estimated that just the US received 30,000, largely Franciscan “refugees.

So while in Italy, naturally Peres lavished in the praises of the Nazi saviors and then was practically smothered by a pope, not named like many believe after a talking mule, but by the very same church leader that the Franciscans honor, Francis I [St Francis of Assisi]:

Earlier than the year of 2005, a lone Israeli reporter continued to post insights into the treacherous conspiratorial schemes of the Jewish Labor Zionist national leadership seeking to the destroy the Divine Intent of the G-d of Israel. The expressed intent of the Divine One through His prophets was to reestablish the dynastic rule of His messiah on Planet Earth in what Orthodox Judaism calls the “World to Come”.   Albeit the stated goals of the Divine One through His prophets in Israel and Judah, the counter-forces of evil by HaSatan continuously seek to destroy the divine mission and goals of Religious Zionism:

  • To destroy internally the hopes and dreams of Jews over the last 2,000 year with the words, “Next Year in Jerusalem”. This laid the groundwork for a permanent homeland for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, and a haven of safety for the Jews still living in the Diaspora would become a permanent reality.
  • To destroy externally the State of Israel by Islam, and neutralize the State of Israel from within by those Jews called the Sabbatean Jews known as JINOs (Jews in Name Only) and the Jesuit Jews like Adam Weishaupt called the Illuminati whose origins began in Bavaria. All of these stem back to the infamous false messiah in the 17th century, Shabbatai Tzevi, who announced to the Jewish people that the “day of the Jewish messiah would come” on the date of June 18, 1666 (June the 6th month; 18 or 6+6+6, and 1666 or 1000+666). What is even clearer is that ultimate saboteur is the Vatican through the agency of the Black Pope of the Society of Jesus, called the Jesuits.

The road back to Rome is a road well traveled by the current Israeli President Shimon Peres. He has routinely taken this path over the years as the Israeli investigative reporter, called the “traitorous appeasement” of Vatican’s Jewish President. 

 “In 1979, Yitzhak Rabin published his autobiography, within was a one-line offbeat quote. He said that unlike all Jewish children growing up in Poland, Shimon Peres spent his early education at a Jesuit school. It was an odd fact and I took a mental note of it without understanding its significance…Until I broke my first attention-getting story as a political journalist:

In March 1994, the newspaper Chadashot revealed a most remarkable secret of the Middle East “peace” process. A friend of Shimon Peres, the French intellectual Marek Halter claimed in an interview that in May 1993, he delivered a letter from Peres to the pope.

Within, Peres promised to internationalize Jerusalem, granting the UN political control of the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Vatican hegemony of the holy sites within. The UN would give the PLO a capital within its new territory and East Jerusalem would become a kind of free trade zone of world diplomacy. Halter’s claim was backed by the Italian newspaper La Stampa which added that Arafat was apprised of the agreement and it was included in the secret clauses of the Declaration Of Principles signed in Washington in September 1993.  

In March 1995, the Israeli radio station Arutz Sheva was leaked a cable from the Israeli Embassy in Rome to Peres’ Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem confirming the handover of Jerusalem to the Vatican. This cable was printed on the front page of the radical leftwing Israeli newspaper, Ha’aretz two days later.

A scandal erupted and numerous rabbis who had invited Peres for Passover services cancelled their invitations in protest of his treachery. Peres reacted by claiming that the cable was real but that someone had whiten out the word, “not;” the cable really said that Israel would “not” hand Jerusalem over to the holy pontiff.  

Illustrating the sorry political state of Israel’s rabbis, they accepted this cockamamie excuse and re-invited Peres to their tables. However, in the widely distributed minutes of a meeting with Clinton in 1997, Peres reiterated his diplomacy, ending with the words, “as I had previously promised the Holy See.”

Jewish Rabbi David Rosen, the Papal Knight Commander of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great 

During this era of high political and religious drama between the Vatican and the State of Israel, BibleSearchers Reflections looked at the issues more closely starting in 1993 to 2005 in the article titled, “The Vatican Wants Jerusalem”. In this article, the historical map of Rome’s model for the control of Jerusalem was mapped out from the date in 1993 when Vatican Rome and Israel agreed to normalized and establish formal diplomatic relations with each other. This was documented in the fundamental agreement between the Holy See and the State of Israel on December 30, 1993. The one problem, the “fundamental agreement” was kept secret.

It took another four years when in 1997 the State of Israel agreed to a legal status in Israel for the Vatican. This came with the Meshumad (apostate) Jewish Rabbi David Rosen, the Papal Knight Commander of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great who put the Vatican’s pathway in the future clearly on the road for the Internationalization of Jerusalem.

It was in October 20, 2005 that Israel National News reported that a seven year negotiation with Vatican Rome was finally completed and it was now time to turn over numerous buildings, parcels of land that the Roman Catholic Church claims that it used to own and control. These facts were being reported by the Vatican newspaper, El Messagero, that Israeli President Katsav was prepared to sign over to the control of the Vatican. The major site of interest was the purported site of the “Last Supper” which is recognized by the Jews as the burial site of Kings David, Solomon, Rechavam, Assa, Chezekiyahu and Amatzia.


Tomb King David
Tomb of King David in Jerusalem

According to the agreement, the upper part of David’s Tomb would traded in exchange for an ancient Jewish synagogue in Toledo, Spain that was converted into a Catholic Church after the Jews were expelled from Spain on the 9th of Av, 1492. Other sites of interest in which the Vatican wants the Israeli government to give up sovereignty over include six sites; the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Coenaculum on Mount Zion, Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and the Church of the Multiplication on Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). 

 So today, over the top of one of the largest Jewish yeshivas teaching young Jews the profound truths of the Torah will soon, if the Israeli government finally craters under the pressure from their president, Shimon Peres and the Vatican, every morning mass will be conducted overhead to the droning of ritual chants taking away one of the most peaceful and reverential areas of Old Jerusalem today. This fact alone gained the ire of a Jewish physician, Dr. Daisy Stern who wrote the following in the article titled, “Perfect Crime: The Vatican’s Plot to rob Am Yisrael of Jerusalem (The Secret Machinations of the Vatican, Part II, 2009)

 Israeli President Shimon Peres with Pope Benedict XVI reported by Leftist Israeli Haaretz News

Israel National News – “Israel’s indefatigable Shimon Peres met with Pope Benedict XVI today, and submitted an invitation to visit Israel from Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The two met for 40 minutes in the Vatican, and the Pope said he hopes to visit Israel sometime in the first half of next year. They said afterwards that they had discussed Middle East matters. “I definitely believe that a visit by the Pope can influence the peace process,” Peres told reporters. Peres is reported, in 1994, to have promised the Vatican official status in Jerusalem.

In February 2000, the Vatican and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement calling for an internationally guaranteed special status for Jerusalem. The agreement stated that a special statute would protect “equality before the law of the three monotheistic religions [in Jerusalem], the proper identity and sacred character of the city, [and] freedom of access” to the city’s holy sites.

Israel objected, saying that freedom of religion is already protected throughout the country. It also opposed the Vatican’s treatment of the PA as an independent country.

Shortly afterwards, Pope John Paul II visited Israel, and – unlike one of his predecessors, Pope Paul VI, who visited in 1964 – agreed to come to Jerusalem. Pope John Paul II met with the Chief Rabbis in their Jerusalem offices, and visited Yad Vashem as well. Pope Paul, on the other hand, refused to visit Jerusalem, leading then-Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Nissim to boycott his visit altogether.

It was the year of 2003 in the month of September, when Richard Joel became the first non-rabbi to become the president of the Yeshiva University in New York and Israel in which according to Dr. Daisy Stern, Richard Joel was a Meshumad (apostate) Jew and a “stooge of the Council on Foreign Relations”; the nesting ground for Shabbatian Jews, Frankist Jews, NeoCon Jews, all of which have a propensity to abandon their Jewish roots and become as Rabbi Marvin Antelman called in his seminal books, “To Eliminate the Opiate, Vol I in printVol 1 on PDF and Vol 2”, JINOs or “Jews in Name Only.” 

 Yeshiva University President Richard Joel

Under the invitation of President Richard Joel, Yeshiva University invited and hosted on January 2004, the largest meeting of Cardinals ever to be assembled outside of Vatican Rome to meet exclusively with Jewish rabbis; this time in Yeshiva University in New York City. It was organized by Israel Singer with the World Jewish Congress and another “Meshumad” (apostate) the Jewish Cardinal Lustiger of Paris, France who almost gained the Curia’s nod to become the new pope taking the place of the deceased Jewish Pope John Paul II yet was instead earned by the Jewish Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) who was also a Meshumad (apostate) Jew.

The attendees at this meeting included Ten Cardinals from Rome, plus a host of Conservative and Reform rabbis plus 16 Orthodox rabbis which included current and chief rabbis from six different countries including Chief Rabbi of Israel, Israel Meir Lau.  There amidst Torah study, was an atmosphere which Dr. Stern called “highly dubious activity in this setting, where anti-Semitism around the world was being discussed.”  The rabbis in attendance were put under extreme pressure with the message; “give the Vatican back her properties or else we cannot vouch for your safety.”

On the negotiating side of the table by the Vatican were Pietro Sambi, Archbishop and Apostolic and since 1998, the Nuncio to Israel and Palestine, plus Franciscan Father David Yaeger, Giovanni LaJolo the Vatican Secretary of Relations with States, who later brought the issue of the State of Israel not relinquishing her Vatican properties to the United Nations.

Let it be clear, in addition, that the Catholic Church is and has been a strong supporter of the Oslo Peace Agreement, which, as noted earlier, goes hand in hand with the Fundamental Agreement, and is a code for the same goal, namely, return of “Church properties” to the Church, under the guise of fairness to the Arabs.

How do all of these events link themselves together? Today, Pope Francis I namesakes, the Franciscans, to whom Friar David Yaeger is a member, were one of the two major Catholic Orders that were in charge of enforcing the “Grand Inquisition.” It was their supreme order that they were to kill, maim, burn and torture Jews and Protestant Christians in the name of the Roman Christian Church!  And we now are to believe that the Franciscans still carry the mantra of the peacefulness of St. Francis of Assisi?

So what does the Hommes de Parole NGO do? They invite with kindness and graciousness their Jewish rabbis, especially the Israeli chief rabbis, to the table of consensus and try to indoctrinate them into the charade of “land for peace”. It was their purpose that these same rabbis will return to the Land of Israel and influence the secular Jews running the government to give up former Roman Catholic “Church Property” whose acquisition came with the Roman Christian Crusades.

Then we have to remember that they, the Church did not gain these acquisitions peacefully, but by the very acts of peace they are promoting today, virtually killed and destroyed every Jewish person in the Land of Israel in the 11th to the 13th century CE. So we tie together very carefully the theme that the Roman Catholic Church and the Oslo Peace Accord are indelibly intertwined. It was not created under the guise of fairness and peace for Arab Palestinians but for Vatican’s control of Jerusalem and the Middle East, but rather to hide that the Vatican wants control over the Temple Mount, so that the Vatican’s P2 Masonic Lodge with the Illuminati can erect a Temple for the Jews and a House of Prayer for all people, with the Vatican now being leading architect, instead of the G-d of Israel for peace to all the world.


Enter Obama Inc…and herein belies Sec. Kerry’s mission and his behind the scenes machinations with Israel’s resident, high profile traitors.


International mandate to control sections of Israel’s capital



U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

TEL AVIV – Secretary of State John Kerry quietly presented a U.S. plan for eastern Jerusalem that calls for an international administrative mandate to control holy sites in the area, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli diplomatic sources.

The exact composition of the international mandate is up for discussion, the sources said, but Kerry’s plan recommended a coalition that includes the Vatican, together with a group of Muslim countries such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

The international arrangement is being proposed as a temporary solution for about two to three years while security arrangements in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians are finalized, said the sources.

Israel, the sources said, was not receptive to the particulars of Kerry’s plan, especially the concept of Turkish participation in Jerusalem. Kerry told the Israelis he would hold talks with the Kingdom of Jordan about its playing a leading role in the proposal in the place of Turkey, the sources added.

Kerry was in Jerusalem on Friday as part of an Obama administration effort to reach a deal for a Palestinian state by April, a timeline that is still on track, Kerry told reporters.

“We are working on an approach that both guarantees Israel’s security and fully respects Palestinian sovereignty,” Kerry added.

According to the Israeli and Palestinian diplomatic sources speaking to WND, Kerry’s trip this time around focused specifically on the particulars of security arrangements for the strategic Jordan Valley following a deal.

In October, WND exclusively reported Kerry was strongly urging Israel to give up the Jordan Valley in closed-door talks with the Palestinian Authority.

The current round of U.S.-brokered talks is attempting to hash out the details of a plan for the valley.

The Jordan Valley cuts through the heart of Israel. It runs from the Tiberias River in the north to the Dead Sea in the center to the city of Aqaba at the south of the country, stretching through the biblical Arabah desert.

The U.S. proposal calls for international forces to maintain security control along with unarmed Palestinian police forces, a senior Palestinian Authority negotiator told WND in October. Israel will retain security posts in some strategic areas of the Jordan Valley, according to the U.S. plan.

Previous talks incorporated an element of Jordanian authority in the Jordan Valley, but the Kingdom of Jordan is wary of participating in a future Palestinian state, the negotiator said.

The Palestinian negotiator pointed to the insurgency in Syria and changes of leadership in Egypt as reasons for Jordanian reluctance to assume any security control over Palestinian areas.

WHEREAS all of the above is absolutely an accurate historical assessment, it must be understood that countless Christians are fully behind Israel and acknowledge the central part Jerusalem plays in Jewish history. Its place in world history. Nevertheless, the traitors within Israel – chiefly led by Peres – are hell bent on making sure that Jerusalem is once again, and irrevocably, wrested from Jewish hands!

NO one should dare be fooled, believing that any of the above is a new incarnation of the “peace process”. Not at all. This plan has been in the works for decades, but rears its head whenever the accursed Oslo Peace/Death Accords are pushed to the fore – by none other than President Peres and his fellow travelers!

Memo to fellow Zionists (religious and secular), the majority population in Israel: what say you?  

Islamic Jihadi Sacrifice; Its Explosive Religious Origins; What It Means For Western Civilization In General & Israel In Particular…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Those who possess more than a cursory understanding of Arab/Muslim terror, also know that its genesis is rooted in Islamic fundamentalism; the underlying tenets of Sharia Law.

And while PA Arab terrorists spawn from a variety of splintered factions, a preponderance are Islamic adherents in toto. As a matter of factual record, ever since the accursed Oslo “Peace”/Death Accords – demonstrably delineated as Professor Louis Rene Beres deconstructs the tangled narrative of the “peace” process – the very same PLO/PA/Fatah “peace” partners, currently sitting across the table from Israel’s delusional leaders, were birthed from the PFLP’s Marxist roots. Their godfather, “Chairman” Arafat, received his KBG tutelage under their Marxist umbrella. You know, the very same terror leader who received the Nobel ‘Peace’ Prize, as he spoke from the halls of the UN with a schmatta on his head and a pistol holstered to his hip, proudly cursing the PA’s erstwhile partners for “peace”! Twisted insanity.

Never mind. More specifically, PA Arab terror is thoroughly documented…here, as the “peace” train chugs alongthere, even though UN thugs bestow “statehood” upon Jew-killers…and everywhere, the always elusive quest for “peace” resulting in additional Jewish graves, with the “lucky” ones escaping maimed for life!

In addition to all the above, the core construct, the inherent thesis, to Islamic jihad revolves around “religious” sacrifice, duly codified within my mentor’s analysis below. Learn its lessons well. It will pierce much of the veil.

Part I: Terrorism, “Palestine” and Religious Sacrifice

Terrorism, “Palestine” and religious sacrifice meet at a dangerous crossroads for Israel and all of mankind. An article in three parts.

Prof. Louis René Beres

Once upon a time, the Palestinian terror movement against Israel was plainly “multipolar.” With substantially more constituent centers of regional power, a frankly common Palestinian ideology was unnecessary. In those “early days,” going all the way back to 1948, what really mattered was a conspicuously expressed antipathy to “The Jews.”

In some ways, at least for Israel’s self-declared Palestinian enemies, those early days were a sort of Dickensian “best of times.” Under a broadly welcoming canopy, Palestinian “diversity” was able to emerge and reign triumphant; even certain atheistic and Marxist elements were then generally permitted to make collaborative cause with “Islamic fundamentalists.” Emphasizing operational collaboration, no particular ideology was encouraged or allowed to become a singularly dominant or hegemonic orthodoxy.

In short, regarding policy matters of the Palestinian terror movement, convenience and mutuality of interest defined both the guiding standard, and the unifying watchword.

Here, history is clear. An apparent largesse was evident even inside Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the umbrella terror group formed in 1964. Significantly, that was three years prior to the Six Day War, hence, three years before there were any so-called “Israel Occupied Territories.”

What was the PLO actually seeking to “liberate,” during those three particular years?

This is not a minor, or outdated query. It is a distinctly core question, one that should now be asked, especially of  Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and U.S. President Barack Obama.

The answer, of course, was (and remains) all of Israel, all of the micro-state that is still identified on both Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas maps, as “Occupied Palestine.” But, today, despite an enduringly bitter “bipolar” schism between the two principal surviving Palestinian factions, there are compellingly new requirements for permission to join in the exterminatory battle against Israel. More precisely, all prospective Arab “liberators” must now first accept and meet a qualifying litmus test of Islamic purity.

Now, only Jihadists, only those who are properly in Ribat (religious conflict, fighting for “Islamic land”), can participate meaningfully in the divinely-mandated  “armed struggle.” The overall fight, it follows, has changed from being a preeminently secular and tactical conflict, to one that may wittingly ignore all of the more ordinary or usual strategic imperatives. This all-consuming “struggle,” expressed as terror, is founded upon certain overriding commitments to “sacred violence.”  In other words, it is, most essentially, a present-day expression of religious sacrifice
For the Palestinian terror movement against Israel, violence and the sacred remain inseparable.
Basically, the relevant “anthropology” is straightforward. For the Palestinian terror movement against Israel, violence and the sacred remain inseparable. Indeed, religious sacrifice is what Palestinian insurgency is now ultimately all about.

Looking even more deeply, Palestinian terrorism, in the fashion of all religious sacrifice, is intended to protect the Palestinian community from its own violence. By carefully choosing victims outside itself, the terror-sacrificers are thereby able to erect a suitably protective cordon sanitaire, prevent outside “contagion,” and expectedly restore harmony to their otherwise explosive community.

In the Islamic Middle East, religion instructs Palestinians as to what must be done to stave off any insufferable intra-communal harms. The main lesson is focused on the surrogate victim, here, the “Israeli,” the “Zionist,” or the “Jew.” Sacrificed by a thoroughly primal religious dogma that merely masquerades as politics, it is inevitably this proxy victim of terrorism, and this scapegoat alone, who can presumably rescue the terrorists from themselves.

Vital foundational links between religious sacrifice and violent insurgency have had a long and potentially instructive history. To acknowledge and gain useful insight from this pertinent chronology, we may look back to ancient Greece, specifically, to Plutarch.

The first century biographer’s Sayings of Spartan Mothers, names the proper female parent as one who had deliberately reared her sons for civic sacrifice. Such a venerated Greek mother was always relieved to learn that a son had died “in a manner worthy of his self, his country and his ancestors.” On the other hand, those “unworthy” Spartan sons who had failed to live up to this enviably bold standard of sacrifice, were carefully singled out for both unqualified reprimand, and community-wide humiliation.

One woman, we may learn, whose son had been the sole survivor of a disastrous military engagement,  killed him brutally, with a tile. Culturally, it seems, this was then the only fitting punishment for his incontestable cowardice. Later, the eighteenth-century Swiss (Genevan) philosopher, Jean Jacques Rousseau, citing to Plutarch, described another citizen-mother’s tale as follows: “A Spartan woman had five sons in the army and was awaiting news of the battle.  A Helot (slave) arrives trembling; she asks him for the news. `Your five sons were killed.’  `Base slave, did I ask you that?’ The slave responds: `We won the victory.’  The mother runs to the temple, and gives enthusiastic thanks to the gods.”

But why relate these seemingly irrelevant tales from ancient Greece? The answer is simple. There are serious lessons here for Israel, especially as U.S. President Barack Obama continues unhesitatingly to reinvigorate the “Road Map.”  Even now, it is impossible to deny that the deepest roots of Jihadist terror originate from cultures that display similar views of sacrifice.

In these largely adversarial and mostly Arab cultures, the key purpose of sacrifice always extends beyond any presumed expectations of civic necessity. This rationale goes directly to the very heart of individual human fear; that is, to the palpable and mesmerizing locus of existential dread.

Here, today, in the Arab Middle East, terrorism, as sacrificial practice, has become a sacred expression of religious obligation.

In these largely faith-based cultures, sacrifice derives, in part, from a desperately hoped-for conquest of personal death. Above all, by adopting such practice, the Jihadist terrorist expects, often desperately, to overcome or conquer his own terrifying mortality.

Even Palestinian-American terrorist, U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, actively sought the death sentence for his murder spree at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. As he explained in open court, “If I die by lethal injection, I would still be a martyr.”

What could be more clear? What earthly promise could possibly be more gratifying than a pledged conferral of immortality? What promise could possibly be easier to understand?

Although still widely unrecognized, especially in the United States, there can never be any greater power in world politics, than the power to overcome death….Part II: Terrorism, “Palestine” and Religious Sacrifice explored herein.

Louis René Beres, educated at Princeton (Ph.D., 1971), publishes widely on world politics, terrorism, and international law. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, on August 31, 1945, he is the author of some of the earliest major books on nuclear war and nuclear terrorism, including The Management of World Power (1972); Transforming World Politics: The National Roots of World Peace (1974); Terrorism and Global Security: The Nuclear Threat (1979); Apocalypse: Nuclear Catastrophe in World Politics (1980); Security or Armageddon: Israel’s Nuclear Strategy (1986); and Israeli Security and Nuclear Weapons (Geneva, Switzerland, 1990). His recent articles have appeared in such publications as The Harvard National Security Journal (Harvard Law School); International Security (Harvard University); The International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence; The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs; The Jerusalem Post; US News & World Report; and The Atlantic.

The Islamic conception of immortality is key to understanding their obsession with blood sacrifice, be it through taking part in the explosion of infidel body parts, or “martyring” themselves directly through self explosion/immolation, with the intent to murder as many unclean/impure as possible. A win-win proposition in their Allah-infused immortality-seeking death dance.

To wit, suicide bombing is the highest form of Islamic sacrifice. That’s a (death) wrap.