John R. Houk
© October 3, 2011
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is very near on taking a vote on whether the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians should acquire a sovereign nation even if doing so will steal the land of Jewish heritage from Israel which includes ONE-HALF of Jerusalem the Israeli capital city.
I realize I am in the global minority on what land belongs to whom when it comes to Judea and Samaria (known as the West Bank by those who believe Palestinian propaganda); however I am a Bible guy and definitely NOT a Quran guy. Biblically much of the land under control by Muslims was God-given land promised to Abraham, Isaac (NOT ISHMAEL) and Jacob (renamed Israel by God Almighty); the little sliver of land the Jewish State has as sovereign land is not the land deserved.
Biblical Christians agree with Jewish Zionists about the land of Israel that should be Israel’s. Now I realize as a Biblical Christian/Christian Zionist my reasoning for the “why” of a united Jerusalem and a Greater Israel may differ from Jewish Zionists; nonetheless the goal is the same.
Any Muslim claim is based on Islamic imperialism after the period of pseudo-prophet (probably really “profit” since Islamic imperialism was based on booty and slaves as much as conversion) Mohammed’s death. The Jews en masse were given the boot by Romans that grew weary of Jews desiring an independence from Roman rule roughly between 70 AD and 135AD. A few Jews were retained in the land of Israel renamed Palestina by spiteful Romans. You can see the parallel between Palestina and the modern rendition of Palestine. The Romans adopted the name Palestina as a derivative of the Jewish ancient enemy actually vanquished by the Kingdom of David and Solomon – the Philistines. The primary people left in the Holy Land were the Aramaic people after the Roman enforced Diaspora of Jews. As Rome turned to Christianity so did most of the subjects under Roman rule. This included the Aramaeans. After the wars between the Byzantine Empire (East Roman) and Parthian Empire (Persian Zoroastrians) weakened them immensely, Imperialistic Muslims stepped into the vacuum and conquered the cradle of Christianity in the circa 638 AD. The Aramaeans that attempted to retain their cultural heritage maintained their Christianity for hundreds of years. Eventually Muslim oppression took its toll on the Aramaean peoples and conversions to Islam began alongside the cultural exchange of Arab civilization and the Arabic language.
So check this out: the Philistines were not Arabic and did not speak Arabic even of any ancient rendition of the Arabic language. The Philistines were closer in relation to the Phoenicians which also established the ancient Roman enemy of Carthage. The Hebrew tribes of Israel found themselves expelled except for a small remnant. And even in the case of a small remnant Jews came back in small doses and then larger doses after the Spanish Inquisition. Even the City of David – Jerusalem – began to grow in a Jewish population reaching the majority in the mid-1800s.
When an Arab or an Arab calling them self a Palestinian stands up and tells you the people designated as Palestinians are an ancient people they are lying or are deluded or both. The closest thing to ancient for the Arab refugees was 1948 when 6 to 9 (I never get the number right) invading Arab Armies lost to little Israel thus losing their honor in allowing a non-Muslim nation to exist in their midst. The appellation of Palestinian to these Arab refugees did not occur until after Arab Armies again failed to destroy Israel in 1967. The year 1967 is the date that Israel regained control of all of Jerusalem (Where the Jewish Quarter existed prior to 1948 incidentally) and all of Judea and Samaria (renamed West Bank via conquest by then Transjordan in 1948).
After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war Transjordan became Jordan because its monarch decided that the land east of the Jordan River was the East Bank and the land occupied by Jordan’s Arab Legion would be the West Bank. So where is the Justice in forcing Israel to accept creating a nation by international fiat made up of the descendants of Arab refugees created by Jew-hating Arabs and Muslims trying to destroy the Jewish State of Israel?
Gordon James Klingenschmitt, who was booted out of the Navy Chaplain Corps for praying in the name of Jesus, has initiated a petition to Congress to stay true to:
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary of State should withhold United States contributions to the regularly assessed biennial budget of the United Nations for purposes of the General Assembly of the United Nations if the General Assembly adopts a resolution in favor of recognizing a state of Palestine outside of or prior to a final status agreement negotiated between, and acceptable to, the State of Israel and the Palestinians.
Expressing support for the State of Israel’s right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the use of military force if no other peaceful solution can be found within reasonable time to protect against such an immediate and existential threat to the State of Israel.
Resolved, That the House of Representatives— …
Chaplain Klingenschmitt sent the email below with all the proper links to sign the petition.
George Friedman writing at STRATFOR weaves an awesome essay that places a spot light on the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians’ strategy that has evolved to the present day of establishing a sovereign Palestinian State.
Friedman touches on many issues such as the original plan of Arab nations for Israel between the years 1949 – 1967. After 1967 the Arab strategy changes thus the formation of an umbrella organization of the disparate Arab terrorist organizations loosely unified and called the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The PLO slowly evolves from a tool of Arab nations to an organization of self-interest of destroying Israel to form a nation. Prior to 1967 the Arab nation goal was to destroy Israel and split the land between the victors which would have been interesting since each Arab nation had their own agenda for dividing the Land of Israel between themselves.
Friedman discusses four strategic stages of Arab-Palestinian motivation writing about the geopolitical outlooks of Palestinians, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Syria. There is a somewhat of a discussion of Hezbollah but leaves that situation with the Hezbollah terrorists having a greater interest in Lebanese politics than the destruction of Israel (at least privately anyway).
JRH 6/7/11 (Or SlantRight 2.0)
Last year’s terrorist flotilla from Turkey bound for Gaza was a terrorist set-up with nothing to do with sending aid to Gazans. For one thing Gazans receives plenty of aid of half undoubtedly goes to Hamas to build up their terrorist network. For another thing last year’s terrorist flotilla aboard the Mavi Marmara was loaded with weapons prepared for hand to hand combat. This was initiated by the so-called Turkish citizens that were a part of the flotilla to dare IDF forces to board in order to check for terrorist supplies. Indeed, it was the Islamic terrorists aboard the Mavi Marmara that initiated an attack that the IDF responded with deadly force to protect themselves.
This year another terrorist flotilla is being organized from Turkey to challenge Israel’s blockade to hold down the amount of weapons streaming into Gaza mostly via clandestine support of Iran.
Ari Bussel calls for Israel to get a head of the Islamic terrorist propaganda with their own counter-media campaign including setting the stage with legal suits and so on. Bussel publicizes the work of an Israeli legal firm that is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that is taking action on their own dime. Bussel wonders why Israel is not actively doing the same thing.
The Leslie J. Sacks organization sent an article by Mark Y. Rosenberg that is critical of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas hook-up because Hamas is overtly for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews.
Where I disagree with Rosenberg is his assertion that Israel should abandon the “West Bank” to allow a Palestinian State to come into existence because that is the only way for peace between Israel and the Arab world. Also Rosenberg believes that Israeli control of “occupied” West Bank is not a sustainable situation for Israel. Rosenberg does not enter the debate of borders such as Israel drawing to 1967 borders including the eastern half of Jerusalem. I would have been interested on his take on the borders and if the Jewish heritage of Jerusalem should be turned over to Jew-hating Muslims.
Finally noticed I placed quotes over “West Bank” and “occupied”. The reason for this is that I am a Christian Zionist. The so-called West Bank is part of the Land of Israel known as Judea and Samaria. Israel did not occupy it their land, they retrieved from Jordanian occupation. Since Israel retook Judea and Samaria they did not occupy it, rather Israel liberated from hostile Muslims that defaced and committed acts of sacrilege against Jewish holy places, relics and ancient possessions such as Synagogues and cemeteries.
Other than that Rosenberg’s article is good.
John R. Houk
© May 24, 2011
In these days of President Barack Hussein Obama throwing Israel under the Arab-Muslim Jew-hating bus by demanding a Palestinian State that strips Israeli borders back to 1967 there was a lot of talk that a solution to Arab (i.e. Palestinian)/Israel conflict was a “Jordan is Palestine” solution.
This idea did not set well with Jew-hating Muslim nations surrounding Israel because they created a refugee problem by not taking responsibility for the displaced Arabs they created by attempting to destroy the new Jewish State in 1948.
The Kingdom of Jordan I believe always had a sympathetic agenda to normalize relations with Israel after the first 1948 war but pressure from surrounding Muslim nations whether actually involved in sending invasion troops or not to Israel had pressured King Abdullah I and later King Hussein into towing the hate-Jew/Israel line. That pressure always centered on the potential of the Hashemite House might lose a place to rule after being so influential even under Turkish rule. It was the Hashemite House (Modern Hashemite evolution) that cared for Meccan and Medina until the House of Saud rose up and gave the Hashemites the boot from the Muslim holy places.
At the end of WWI the British did not want a unified Arab world (and neither did competitor France) and so tribal fiefdoms were carved up into arbitrary Mandates, Protectorates and independent Muslim nations. Two Hashemite brothers were thus offered two carved out nations in Iraq and Transjordan. Most of the chunk of Transjordan was created from the original League of Nations British Mandate of Palestine which came into existence after the Turks were given the boot back to Turkey. Frankly I am uncertain how Iraq’s tribal areas were divided into the Iraq nation except that the Kurds were in the north; the Shias were in the east and the lesser population of Sunni Arabs to the west.
The Hashemite brother became King of Syria and was deposed by the French. The British then made Faisal the King of Iraq and was quite successful even the Muslims of that British carved out nation had little information of their new. King Faisal I desired to make Iraq a hegemonic power among Arabs with dreams of a Pan-Arab union government with himself as the king of the Arabs. Who knows what would have happened in this area because beginning to gain favor with his subjects in Iraq and he definitely had a following in French controlled Syria whence he had been deposed. King Faisal I died in July 1933 ending that Pan-Arab dream.
Faisal’s I son then became King Ghazi of Iraq and reigned from 1933 – 1939. Ghazi had the same Pan-Arab visions of his father; however he became enamored with Hitler’s Nazi Germany. It is possible Ghazi’s Nazi sympathies led him to support a coup of the Iraq military to end Iraq’s civilian government. A mysterious car accident took his life in 1939 which many felt was an assassination.
Ghazi’s son Faisal became King Faisal II; however he was just a kid. Faisal’s II uncle was the regent to the Iraq throne until the age of majority in 1953. While Faisal II was a minor, the Nazi sympathizers among the Iraq military embarked on another coup in Iraq that resulted in the uncle’s regency being dethroned – momentarily. Transjordan’s British trained Arab Legion and the British Royal Air Force beat down the Nazi sympathizing Iraqis reinstalled the regency and the throne of Faisal II. Faisal II came to the age of majority assuming the reigns of monarchy in 1953. Faisal II found himself deposed in relatively short fashion via the old Third World transference of government through a coup. The July 14, 1958 coup was actually a massacre resulting in a firing squad of the Hashemite Iraq Royal family thus ending another Hashemite sphere of influence.
So, you can imagine the pressure King Abdullah I and later his son King Hussein placed on retaining a traditional Hashemite House. No Hashemites in the … READ THE REST at SlantRight.com
Those who bless Israel are blessed. Those who curse Israel are cursed. President Obama is taking America down a path that is hostile to Israel by supporting the creation of a sovereign Palestinian State on land Promised by God Almighty to Jews as a heritage. God have mercy on America and direct our leaders’ decision to continue to bless Israel rather than curse God’s Chosen People.
John R. Houk
© March 18, 2011
Ari Bussel writes (See below my thoughts) of the absurd double standard placed on Israel. Between Israel and the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians, all blame for violence is Israel’s and everything Palestinian terrorists do is justified because of Israel’s penchant to keep the land that is Jewish.
Is Israel inherently a brutal despotic dictatorship that always brutalizes Palestinians? Is Israel brutalizing non-Jewish Israeli citizens? The big picture answer is no.
Are Arabs that call themselves Palestinians a nation of laws and civil rights? Do these Palestinians respect the rights of non-Muslims under their authority? Are Palestinians an inherently civil culture that is shocked and dismayed when non-Muslims are persecuted, tortured and/or murdered grievously? The big picture answer is NO.
Jewish Israel exists as a haven for Jews to be free from anti-Semitism and to live as a nation of laws and civil rights even for citizens that are not Jewish.
Arabs that call themselves Palestinians exist because invading Arab armies struck fear of a coming Jewish Holocaust in 1948 thus causing an exodus of Arabs from Israel proper to wait out the expected butchery of Jews. Once the invading Arab armies got their butts kicked (except Jordan’s British led and trained Arab Legion), the Arabs that fled thinking to return under the aegis of Muslim law undoubtedly with the imposition of some portion of Sharia Law became refugees. The 1948 refugees created by Islamic Supremacism’s hubris after not excepting the sovereignty of any non-Muslim nation in once conquered and islamized area. The newly created refugees expected any remaining Jews that were lucky to survive the expected Arab victory would be reduced to second class citizens that would be forbidden to openly practice their faith without special permission and NEVER in a way that might be offensive to Islam.
Regardless of the differences in concepts of freedom between Jews and Sharia influenced Muslims the West continuously makes Israel a villain and Arabs that call themselves Palestinians the victim. Where is the Western evolved democratic institutions and rule of law affinity that should exist sympathetically between Israel and the West? Creating a Palestinian State is lunacy rather than peace.
Why is there a push for a Holocaust Minded Palestinian Nation?
John R. Houk
© March 16, 2011
Yesterday was March 15, 2011. Some Palestinian Islamic psych-terrorists or at least a Facebook version of them had called yesterday to be a day of Arab nations that will surround Israel, invade Israel, destroy Israel and liberate Arabs that have attached themselves to the name Palestinian from Jewish occupation and create the Palestinian nation.
Of course this did not happen. As usual it was a group of Islamic terrorists that live in delusion or were propagating terror or both. That is all quite fascinating though after the recent butchery of the Fogel Family in the area of Israel that America calls the West Bank but that Israelis call Judea and Samaria.
I suspect these Palestinians that have been trained since the cradle to hate Jews, will do everything in their power to hide these murdering Islamic terrorists. Why? The reason is the religion of peace celebrates this heinous murder as the will of Allah because Jews cannot reclaim land once conquered by Muslim invaders.
These are the psychos that America and the EU nations are trying to steal land from Jews and award it to Arabs who call themselves Palestinians out of the delusion it will bring peace to the Middle East.
The Fogel family slaughter and this Facebook page that is entitled the Third Intifada are evidence that a sovereign nation of psychos will not bring peace to the Middle East.
Below is a blog post from Daled Amos that translates the call to exterminate Israel on March 15.
JRH 3/16/11 (Hat Tip: Tony Newbill)
Only an idiot or an American deceptive Leftist would publically proclaim that President Barack Hussein Obama is not anti-Israel and is pro-Palestinian (in the sense that there are no such national people as Palestinian). You don’t read or hear this too often because the seemingly global anti-Semitism spreading across the globe AGAIN.
Caroline Glick has an excellent article that shows how much BHO seems to be committed to bringing about circumstances that will lead to Israel’s destruction and how Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be allowing BHO’s tactics to come to pass by appeasing the President and by failing to confront the global public with just how much the Arabs that call themselves Palestinian leaders are an evil group winning in the lies of historical revisionism and propaganda villanizing Israel.
Professors of note working at American Universities are teaching that Muslim Brotherhood offshoot Hamas should be considerable a viable partner on the forced Two-State option on Israel. The problem with this idiocy is that Hamas is not only one of the bloodiest terrorist organizations on earth, they also proclaim with pride the utter destruction of Israel of a nation. The Hamas call for Israel’s destruction is Muslim code for Jewish extermination on the scale of the Hitler/Nazi Final Solution Holocaust.