Wednesday, May 03, 2017

There’s a reason UNESCO just disavowed Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem and it’s not what you think it is.

It has nothing to do with antisemitism. Nope. Not a thing.

It does, however, have everything to do with FEAR.

That would be the fear of Israeli leaders.

Israeli leaders, you see, are afraid to speak the truth. They may see things with complete clarity, but when they go to act on that truth, they let their fear do them in.

If it’s a statement they need to make, for instance, they end up couching their words in some sort of nebulous PC fog. If it’s a court ruling, they’ll rule righteously then reverse the ruling. If it’s a law that needs creating, they create the law and then fail to apply it 100% of the time.

And the thing is, if you let the enemy see your fear, you’ve lost. Plain and simple.

Look what happened with this UNESCO resolution. We knew it was coming down the pike. It was going to happen on Israeli Independence Day (and did). Therefore, it was incumbent on the Israeli prime minister to issue a statement on the subject. And what better place could a prime minister smack UNESCO’s hand for its planned disavowal of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem than in Jerusalem? At the yearly bible quiz, no less.  

Here is how the Jerusalem Post paraphrased Bibi’s remarks: “Netanyahu said there was no nation in the world to whom Jerusalem was more holy than to the Jewish people.”

No, Bibi. Wrong. You let your fear do you in; do us in.

Jerusalem is not MORE holy to the Jews. It is ONLY holy to the Jews and you needed to say that.

Jerusalem was holy to the Jews before Jesus was born.

Jerusalem was holy to the Jews before Mohammed was born.

When Christians and Muslims say or even believe Jerusalem is holy to them, it’s only because it is holy to the Jews and their religions are replacement religions: designed to make Judaism obsolete.

This is the truth and EVERYONE knows it. UNESCO passes these resolutions to rewrite the truth. UNESCO DOESN’T NEED YOUR HELP to do so.

UNESCO knows as well as we do that Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Quran. UNESCO knows as well as we do that Jerusalem has always been in Jewish thoughts and prayers. This body knows we’re the indigenous people of this territory. It knows we fought a defensive war and have full rights to the city both according to birthright AND international law.

But UNESCO also knows that Bibi is going to give lip service to the idea that Jerusalem is holy to three peoples, therefore meeting its sneaky intentions halfway. And once Bibi does that, the entire tower of logic begins to disintegrate. People see or hear Bibi’s remarks and they say, “Even HE admits Jerusalem is not the sole province of the Jewish people!” and so the cookie crumbles.

And UNESCO’s resolution gains strength and momentum.

Look what happened earlier in the week regarding the UN compound in the Armon HaNetziv neighborhood of Jerusalem. There’s all kinds of illegal construction going on there. Regavim demanded that Israel force the UN to return the property to the state. So what did the State of Israel do?

It asked Regavim to hold off on demanding a response until such time as the Foreign Ministry could be in touch with UN officials and officially request a tour of the compound.

Which screws up the whole point of what Regavim was righteously trying to do, namely to show the UN that Israel is sovereign and if the UN will not obey Israeli law, they will have to turn the property over to its rightful, lawful owner, the State of Israel.

Instead, Israel sniveled and made itself little, came CRAWLING, “Oh, please Mr. Powerful UN, will you let us tour our own property (in which we so kindly HOST you and in which you have egregiously ABUSED our hospitality???)?”

UNTSO Headquarters, South View, 1986

Now one Israeli government official did stand up and show her mettle. That would be Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev (you go, Girl!). "Fifty years to our sovereignty in the city, there is no need for the presence of UN observers. They were given the opportunity to use the compound to supervise the ceasefire agreements of the Six Day War—agreements that are no longer relevant. This saga must end,” said Regev to Channel 2 News, Tuesday evening.

“I intend to approach the Foreign Ministry and other relevant parties in order to return the compound, in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in the heart of Jerusalem, to the State of Israel,” she said.

Unfortunately, this is a little like closing the barn door after the horses have escaped. Plus, Regev isn’t terribly powerful in the hierarchy of the Israeli government and though the words are great, they’re just words.

This should have been taken care of before the UNESCO vote. And without big brave empty words. Either it’s our property or it’s not. And it won’t be if we don’t have the gumption to claim it for ourselves.

Another recent example of how our leaders let fear hamper them and suck our power away was the mishandling of the visa for Human Rights Watch staffer Omar Shakir. Israel turned down his request for a work visa because Human Rights Watch isn’t a real human rights organization. It’s an organization dedicated to bringing down the State of Israel.

NGO Monitor summarizes things nicely for us (please do visit the website for further details): “Human Rights Watch is a powerful NGO, with a massive budget, close links to Western governments, and significant influence in international institutions. Its publications reflect the absence of professional standards, research methodologies, and military and legal expertise, as well as a deep-seated ideological bias against Israel.”

At any rate, Israel’s Foreign Ministry wrote a letter explaining the denial of Shakir’s work visa:

“For some time now, this organization’s public actions and reports have focused on politics in service of Palestinian propaganda while falsely raising the banner of ‘human rights.’”

So what did Shakir do then? He applied for a TOURIST visa.

This too, was (correctly!) denied.

But you know what happened next, don’t you? I know. You’re cringing. And you’re right: a hue and cry was raised on SOCIAL MEDIA and so Israel caved. Completely.

They gave Shakir a WORK visa (and not a tourist visa).

We’d all been cheering the Foreign Ministry for turning the guy away. And then it caves!

It’s an awful feeling to watch your representatives cave on the most important issues—on the issues that really matter.

They let in this potential terrorist to craft all sorts of plans to hurt Israel from within. All funded, of course, by Germany and other Western Jew-haters.

It’s unbearable.

What’s the solution? People say, “Don’t vote Likud.”

But no one else, at this point in time, has the qualities of leadership that Bibi has. He’s what we’ve got. He’s all we’ve got. And he’s no good at speaking the truth.

He stood up to Sigmar Gabriel—told him if he meets with Breaking the Silence and B’tselem, he wouldn’t meet with him. But then he called him to iron things out after the fact, giving Gabriel a SECOND chance to snub him: Gabriel refused to speak to Bibi.

And now Bibi has caved on the UNESCO thing with his politically correct statements.

It’s sickening. It could make a person lose hope.  

Unfortunately, there may not be more to do than outline the problem whenever it happens, to underscore the PC caving, the weakened statements and actions. We can speak of these things until our leaders get the point. This is something we all can do. If so, if this is ALL we can do for now, please consider this blog post as my opening salvo.

You can trust there will be more to come.

We have lots of ideas, but we need more resources to be even more effective. Please donate today to help get the message out and to help defend Israel.


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