ON JEWISH OWNED TALK RADIO EUROPE RICHIE ALLEN SPEADS LIES ABOUT ISRAEL

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the notorious David Icke from whom the Israel hater Richie Allen comes

Last night Richie Allen introduced an Israeli Palestine NGO (Olivia Watson) on his show on Talk Radio Europe. That radio station is owned and managed by a British Jewish man called Martin Nathan. The station is a satellite of the BBC. The station carries this Israel hater Richie Allen 2 hours every night Monday to Friday. It enjoys big listenership and is expanding fast. Thus a Jew is helping it expand. The Israeli NGO was intrduced by Allen as the IDF “PISSING ON PALESTINIAN CHILDREN”

The NGO person being interviewed said nary a Word meaning she went along with Allen’s truly horrific imagery against Israel and against Jews. Olivia Watson was silent on this horrific and foul mouthed Allen.

This raises the question as to what is going on outside of Israel and how these NGOs inside of Israel are spreading horrible Antisemitism in the wide world against the Jewish State.

This must be one of the most important questions facing Israel, Israeli patriots, Israeli Jews and also Arabs who love Israel and yes there are Arabs who love Israel, and non Jews who also love and defend Israel. ISRAEL LEADERS ARE ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

The Trotskyist movement http://www.4international.me is alone in bringing you news of the horrific activity of Allen and the role of this Jewish owned Talk Radio Europe, of the role of David Icke as a kind of guru in all of this, and ALSO in the role of present Israeli leaders who allow this to happen

Watson is associated with this phrase that IDF soldiers were “PISSING ON PALESTINIAN CHILDREN”

More information is given on Watson on the website of Talk Radio Europe by Richie Allen as “Olivia Watson from Ramallah. She works for Defence for Palestinian International and will be talking about how Palestinian children are routinely subjected to torture and illegal detention by the Israeli Defence Forces” end quote from Talk Radio Europe Facebook

If the reader wants to see where this filth comes from then they can google “possing on palestinian children” and they will see what utter lies that Allen is spreading on Talk Radio Europe (I repeat 2 hours every night thanks to Martin Nathan)

The issue of why the IDF does have to arrest children (and who exactly is a child when they are trained by Antisemites to throw stones against Jews) by the really excellent CIF watch which seems to fight a lone battle in britaina ainst this filth

FROM CIFWATCH

For those still under the illusion that rock throwing is not a serious matter, recall that  just yesterday, March 30, a 4-year-old boy was wounded when the car he was traveling in was pelted by rocks on Route 60 near Efrat.

On March 14, an Israeli woman and her daughters, ages 3, 4 and 5, were injured after a car accident in the West Bank caused by rocks thrown by Palestinians. The 3-year-old – whose injuries were the most critical – was not breathing when medics arrived at the scene, and had to be resuscitated with a mouth-to-mouth procedure.  The Five Palestinian suspects arrested by Israeli security forces, and who all confessed to the attack, were 16 and 17-year-old youths from Kfar Haras.

On January 16, “an Israeli child was injured when Palestinians heaved a rock through the windshield of the car he was riding in”.

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In December, 2012, Palestinians threw rocks at a car on Route 505. One of the rocks − which was a full 12 centimeters wide and 19 centimeters long − “shattered the windshield and struck a 12-year-old girl, breaking her skull.”

One of the most serious recent attacks occurred in Sept. of 2011 when Palestinians rock throwers caused a crash which killed Asher Hillel Palmer, 25, and his one-year-old son Yonatan near Kiryat Arba.  

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The story about the murder of Jonathan and Asher was all but buried by the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Harriet Sherwood, who, in a report which focused mainly on another incident, referred to the victims not by their names, but as “a settler and his infant son.”

Israeli security officials have noted an increase in recent months of such attacks against Israeli civilian targets and vehicles.  In 2013 there has already been 1,195 incidents of rock throwing. 

Four out of the six Israelis murdered by Arab rock throwers since 2000 were children. 

http://cifwatch.com/2013/03/31/what-the-guardian-didnt-tell-you-about-palestinian-youths-arrested-in-hebron/

FINALLY FROM 4INTERNATIONAL

Israel simply must take all measures to defend itself and to defend Jews everywhere against this Antisemitism. We on 4international say that these NGO groups should be closed down, their members arrested immediately, and then they are dispatched (perhaps present day Libya would suit) out of the country and without a Passport to never come back!

BY POSTPONING THE ISSUE THEY ARE GIVING THE IRANIAN FASCISTS TIME TO DESTROY JEWS

That is what it is all about – the killing of all Jews on the planet. Whenever anybody attacks Jews an says that Jews should be wiped off the map as Iran continually does then you must listen and take it seriously. The very bottom line in all of this, the very heart of the matter, is Jew hatred. It crops up time and time again in all kinds of situations. It has existed for 2000 plus years. But the minds of humans are diverted easily.

In short what these negotiations with Iran have done is allow them time to become a Nuclear Bomb Power. Centrifuges are for enriching uranium and it is this enriched uranium that is the material for Nuclear Bombs.

Tis says it all:

Obama Gives Iran More Time to Stall and Build Nuclear Arsenal, Extends Talks Deadline

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Iran’s president calls talk extension a “major victory.” D’oh.

This has been Iran’s modus operandi for years — use talks to stall and build. The gamechanging difference with Obama is that Obama has rewarded these savages with legitimacy and the removal of painful sanctions.

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“Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran,”  Jerusalem Post, November 22, 2014

WASHINGTON – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program.

But reflecting on the deal under discussion with The Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.

The deal on the table

World powers have presented Iran with an accord that would restrict its nuclear program for roughly ten years and cap its ability to produce fissile material for a weapon during that time to a minimum nine-month additional period, from the current three months.

Should Tehran agree, the deal may rely on Russia to convert Iran’s current uranium stockpile into fuel rods for peaceful use. The proposal would also include an inspection regime that would attempt to follow the program’s entire supply chain, from the mining of raw material to the syphoning of that material to various nuclear facilities across Iran.

Israel’s leaders believe the best of a worst-case scenario, should that deal be reached, is for inspections to go perfectly and for Iran to choose to abide by the deal for the entire decade-long period.

But “our intelligence agencies are not perfect,” an Israeli official said. “We did not know for years about Natanz and Qom. And inspection regimes are certainly not perfect. They weren’t in the case in North Korea, and it isn’t the case now – Iran’s been giving the IAEA the run around for years about its past activities.”

“What’s going to happen with that?” the official continued. “Are they going to sweep that under the rug if there’s a deal?”

On Saturday afternoon, reports from Vienna suggested the P5+1 – the US, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany – are willing to stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran.

Speaking to the Post, a senior US official rejected concern over limited surveillance capabilities, during or after a deal.

“If we can conclude a comprehensive agreement, we will have significantly more ability to detect covert facilities – even after its duration is over – than we do today,” the senior US official said. “After the duration of the agreement, the most intrusive inspections will continue: the Additional Protocol – which encompasses very intrusive transparency, and which Iran has already said it will implement – will continue.”

But compounding Israel’s fears, the proposal Jerusalem has seen shows that mass dismantlement of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure – including the destruction, and not the mere warehousing, of its parts – is no longer on the table in Vienna.

“Iran’s not being asked to dismantle the nuclear infrastructure,” the Israeli official said, having seen the proposal before the weekend. “Right now what they’re talking about is something very different. They’re talking about Ayatollah Khamenei allowing the P5+1 to save face.”

- See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/11/obama-gives-iran-more-time-to-stall-and-build-nuclear-arsenal-extends-talks-deadline.html/#sthash.zGWA9ThR.dpuf

IRAN IS A DEADLY THREAT AND LEFT FASCISTS TELL LIES ABOUT ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAMME

Iran youth performs hanging…why deal with this Fascist gang?

FASCISTS FROM THE FAKE LEFT ARE TELLING LIES ABOUT IRAN – THAT IT IS PEACEFUL ETC. WHAT LIES!

Follows are two reports. The first comes from earlier in the year and the second is bang up to date. There is no difference between the two. The Iranian regime keeps its activity and will keep its activity strictly secret.

 

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Iran is failing to answer questions about its nuclear program just weeks before a deadline for a deal with world powers, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says in a new report seen Friday by the BBC.

 

The IAEA says Iran is complying with an agreement to curb uranium enrichment, but also notes it has made no progress in its investigation into possible military dimensions of the program.

 

Iran had promised to further co-operate with the IAEA following the election of President Hassan Rouhani last year in a bid to ease Western sanctions.

 

The IAEA conducts regular inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities but it also wants the country’s government to address allegations of suspected covert activity.

 

In May, Iran agreed to provide information on two out of around a dozen areas of suspicion by August, but the IAEA says it is yet to receive answers.

 

“Iran has not provided any explanations that enable the agency to clarify the outstanding practical measures,” the report says, according to the BBC.

 

Just a week ago, IAEA director Yukiya Amano revealed that Iran is refusing to answer questions about whether or not its nuclear program has included activities to build a nuclear bomb.

 

Amano said at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC that his agency is waiting for information on “possible military dimensions,” which Rouhani has promised to deliver – and never gotten around to doing.

 

“What is needed now is action,” said Amano, enumerating a list of around a dozen issues that Iran has refused to elaborate on for years.

 

“We cannot provide assurance that all material is for peaceful purposes,” admitted the IAEA head. “The international community still has its doubts – it still wants clarification. That inquiry process will depend on Iran’s level of cooperation.”

 

Amano’s comments, as well as the IAEA’s report, come ahead of weekend talks in Oman between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

 

Iran and the six world powers have a deadline of November 24 to strike a landmark nuclear deal.

 

Months of intense negotiations, including between Kerry and Zarif in mid-October in Vienna, have made some progress but appear deadlocked on the key issues of uranium enrichment and the pace of any sanctions relief.

 

Iran, meanwhile, has been toughening its stance in recent weeks. Senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi recently said he sees no prospect for a deal unless the other side abandons its “illogical excessive demands”.

 

A senior Iranian official followed those comments by declaring that Iran will demand that all Western sanctions be lifted as part of a final deal, rejecting an American proposal of a gradual lifting of sanctions.

 

The size of Iran’s centrifuge inventory is a key sticking point in deal talks, with experts saying that the total centrifuge count is close to 10,000.

 

Iran, for its part, has drawn a “red line” at maintaining enough centrifuges to produce enough uranium for 38 A-bombs per year.

 

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/187184

 

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NO DEAL AND ALL CALL FOR EXTENDING TALKS

 

The United States suggested to Iran on Sunday that it consider extending nuclear talks, The Associated Press (AP) reports.

 

Iran and six world powers are holding talks in Vienna in an attempt to reach a lasting agreement on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program before a deadline on Monday, but little progress has been made.

 

A senior U.S. official told AP that with the Monday evening cutoff date a little more than a day away, Secretary of State John Kerry proposed to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that the two sides start discussing post-deadline talks.

 

At the same time, two Western diplomats said, negotiations were continuing with Iran on trying to bridge differences on reducing Tehran’s ability to make nuclear weapons to levels acceptable to Washington while giving the Islamic republic the relief it seeks from international sanctions over its atomic activities.

 

All three officials demanded anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the diplomatic twists and turns of talks that have been under a blanket of confidentiality since the sides started negotiating a comprehensive nuclear deal eight months ago.

 

The U.S. official said a number of options were under discussion.

 

“An extension is one of those options,” the official said. “It should come as no surprise that we will also engage in a discussion of the options with the Iranians at some point as well.”

 

As the clock ticked down, other foreign ministers from the six negotiating powers were converging on Vienna in a concerted effort to at least get an acceptable way to extend the talks even if the deal deadline is missed.

 

The foreign minister of Germany, Russia and France were already in Vienna by late Sunday. Britain’s foreign secretary was en route and China’s foreign minister was scheduled to arrive Monday.

 

The Islamic Republic hotly denies its nuclear program is meant to build a nuclear weapon, even though the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed Iran is not abiding by the interim conditions in refusing to answer questions on the military aspects of its program.

 

Iran has been toughening its stance in recent weeks. Iran’s chief negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, recently said he sees no prospect for a deal unless the other side abandons its “illogical excessive demands”.

 

A senior Iranian official followed those comments by declaring that Iran will demand that all Western sanctions be lifted as part of a final deal, rejecting an American proposal of a gradual lifting of sanctions.

 

An Iranian official said earlier on Sunday that reaching a deal with the West over its nuclear program by tomorrow is “impossible”.

 

The official said the discussion “may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past tomorrow’s deadline for the end of this round of negotiations.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/187794

 

IS IT NOT CLEAR, IT IS TO US ON 4INTERNATIONAL, THAT DOING A “DEAL” WITH THE FASCIST REGIME OF IRAN IS IMPOSSIBLE? THEY HAVE GOT SO MANY MOUNTAINS IN WHICH THEY HAVE HIDDEN THEIR OPERATIONS. THEY EITHER HAVE THE BOMB ALREADY OR ARE IN A POSITION TO HAVE IT

 

COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN THESE TALKS

 

ORAN

GERMANY

US

RUSSIA

CHINA

FRANCE

BRITAIN

 

I mean Germany for goodness sake but all of these countries have a history of Antisemitism. The noose around the neck of the Jews once again!

 

What to do? There are many things but it becomes very difficult for an extremely divided and Knesset tied Israel to act AS IT MUST ACT in order to survive

WILL ISRAEL BE DEFEATED AND GO THE WAY OF LIBYA (JIHAD ISLAMIC STATE BARBARISM)

It is the Jihad. It is the capitalist imperialist lies that go along. many lies…

2 examples of these lies stand out

1. In the Gaza war they never refer to the 10,000 Arab rockets on Israel and what that meant to Jews in southern Israel

2. If the Arab Palestinians have their state in that área bulging into Israel, then what is the chances that they will then live in peace (applies to all the Irish and especially Minister Charlie Flanagan). This question must be palced at the front of discussions and must be answered

Is it not more likely that one/ Hamas will eat Abbas and two/ there will be an equivalent Islamic State but this time within miles and OVERLOOKING such as Ben Gurion airport?

There is another thing here. The Arab civilization is in meltdown. This was shown best in both Egypt and Syria.

Egypt is very interesting. Thanks to the help of Obama the Muslim Nrotherhood of Morsi was proceeding to make Egypt into a Sharia state. But the Egyptian people, especially the Young women of the cities, decided that this was going to be for them hell on earth. This resulted in the greatest demo known to humanity in Cairo in order to stop Morsi.

In those conditions of needing to stop Morsi the determined leadership of el Sisi became also their leadership. The masses supported and still do support el Sisi to the very end. Morsi is on trial and like Qutb may be executed. It all depends on the balance of forces on the Street.

Now take Libya. There Obama and Cameron gave their air forces in order to pulverize Gadhafi as he was heading to destroy the Jihad. The Jihad took over. Now the country is heading along with Tunisia towards an Islamic State comparable situation.

This is the same in Palestine (I use the Word as in Holy Land history and not in the present fake balestine)

If Israel is beaten by the Jihad

1. The Jews will be massacred and there will not be a living Jew remaining in that area

2. There will not be a Christian either. The Pope will never again visit Jerusalem

The Jewish people again will be scattered on the winds, and will be begging for sanctuary wherever they can

So the stakes are high. What can be done? What must be done?

There needs to be widespread discussion. I ask this morning this question: Who began all of this Islamic State/Hamas/Libya/Tunisia bloodletting which has caused the deaths of so many

Answer is Obama, the Democrats, and the Republicans also who refused to mobilise against Obama and who slandered people like Michele Bachmann who wanted to mobilise

Ask also was this the first time? No the big lesson is how Reagan saved the PLO in Beirut, and also how Clinton lined up with Islamist Jihadist Izerbegovic to destroy Yugoslavia.

There are many questions to pose. But those two will start us off

SYNAGOGUE MURDERS…JEWS AND CHRISTIANS MUST SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM MUSLIMS

4 Jews in a synagogue in Agassi Street in Jerusalem were murdered in cold blood by Palestinian Arab savages this morning and this very morning in Spain, Madrid, the Spanish Antisemites are gathering to pass a law recognizing a “Palestine” state for those very savages. They argue that if there was a “Palestine” state then all would settle down but would it? Does the murders this morning suggest that it would settle down? Or would the Arabs not use the new land area to launch more and more attacks against Jews in a thousand different ways.

“Jerusalem bows its head in pain and sorrow” said the Jewish Mayor Nir Barkat. But this must raise a question as to how this can possibly be defended against without total separation of Muslims and Jews, because Muslims are showing that they cannot live with other religions, and they insist that these other religions become dhimmies, that means accept Sharia Law.

Four were killed and thirteen injured and they were wearing the traditional prayer shawls and tefelin as they were being attacked.

The savages were armed with guns and massive butcher knives or rather cleavers.

The question though now is what Israel should do?

The biggest problem is that the Israeli leadership is not of the decisive quality as is el Sisi in Egypt.

El Sisi is a big problem for the Muslim Brotherhood (Yes fatah and Hamas ARE Muslim Brotherhood through and through in fact the very worst and equal to Islamic State Savages)

The reason el Sisi is so big a problem for the Muslim Brotherhood Savages and for the Imperialist Savages Obama and Cameron who back them is for two reasons:

  1. El Sisi knows the real nature of these Savages (After Nasser had Qutb executed no messing there)
  2. The Egyptian people got a real eyeful of what Morsi was about and the Egyptian masses, especially women and many youth, did not fancy it one bit. The result was the biggest demo in Cairo that was also reckoned to be the biggest gathering of human beings ever in history. Isn’t that something!

Of those two reasons above the one that applies to Israel is not (2) but (1), in my opinion, because in my opinion it has been, is and always will be about leadership.

So discuss leadership. Nothing else. leadership

THIS TUESDAY THE SPANISH WILL RECOGNISE THE JIHADIST “PALESTINE” REPEATING 1492 EXPULSION OF THE JEWS

BURNING OF THE JEWS IN SPAIN

This coming Tuesday the present denizens of Spain, namely PP, PSOE (Labour), IU (Stalinists) and others including Podemos are going to do a repeat of the Alhambra Decree.

This was also the Edict of Expulsión. There are very few Jews in Spain or my own native Ireland today to expel. But there is no question about the hatred which these ruling Catholic and Leftist elites have for Jews through their hatred for the Jewish Homeland.

This week we will be watching on our blog this shameful event in the history of Spain

(from Wikipedia.com)

A signed copy of the Edict of Expulsion

The king and queen issued the Alhambra Decree less than three months after the surrender of Granada. This was primarily a decision of Isabella, not her husband Fernando. That her confessor had just changed from the tolerant Hernando de Talavera  to the very intolerant Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros  suggests that Cisneros may well have had a role in Isabel’s decision.[10]  In it, Jews were accused of trying “to subvert their holy Catholic faith and trying to draw faithful Christians away from their beliefs.” These measures were not new in Europe.[11] 

Some Jews were only given four months and ordered to convert to Christianity or leave the country. Under the edict, Jews were promised royal “protection and security” for the effective three-month window before the deadline. They were permitted to take their belongings with them – except “gold or silver or minted money”.[citation needed ]

The punishment for any Jew who did not convert or leave by the deadline was death without trial .[1]  The punishment for non-Jew who sheltered or hid Jews was the confiscation of all belongings and hereditary privileges.

So why does 4international insist that the parliamentary decisión of the Spanish this coming Tuesday is a continuation of the Alhanbra Decree … well it because they are voting for “Palestine” which was never Heard of before 1973.

It was then that the ARABS, not PALESTINIANS, decided that to get rid of Israel from THEIR área, they would play the Palestinian card.

So they organise the Palestine State overlooking Ben Gurion Aorport and all else. Does that mean peace? Sure about that?

What happens though if the rockets start raining down on Israel from the high ground of Judea and Samaria. Or if roads in the nearby áreas of Israel are having bombs laid, and a thousand other things to make life imposible for Jews, so they will all leave.

Will the Spanish do anything about that? That is a joke! The Spanish cannot even solve 70 per cent Spanish youth unenployment!!!

MARTIN SHERMAN’S ARTICLE…THE “PARLIAMENTARY ROAD” HAS LED JEWS INTO THIS TRAP

stabbings of Jews last week in Jerusalem…when will it ever end?

Yes the situation facing Jews internationally, facing Jews in Israel, and facing Israel as a Jewish state is indeed ultra severe.

The British parlaiment attacks Jews and Israel by voting in Parliament for Palestine. The Swedes vote for Palestine. The new head of the EU taking Ashtons place visits Israel and quizzes Jews about their conduct and devotes herself to Palestine as her own country is wrecked by Muslim immigration. In my own neck of the woods a Jewish man called Martin Nathan opens up his radio station to a David Icke associate with direct line to Gilad Atzmon. The first man to ring in with money to a “Richie Allen” crowdfunder for that is a Jewish man called Jack Nusbaum. In the past week that tormentor of the great and noble Serb people Joseph Liberman visits Israel and spouts garbage about being a “Mensch”. Jews grovel at the feet of this tormentor of the noble Serbs. I read on a patriotic paper that Jews who are settlers are stopped by the Israeli pólice and given a hard time, even trying to get them to spy on their brothers. By the way one good thing in all of this the paper did not call them settlers but rightly called them NATIONALISTS. That is so important.

The Israeli “Parliamentary Road” has led the Jews of the world into a terible trap. that is the main problem. This is a great analysis but he leaves this out. Martin does not get to the kernel of the problem at all. The problem is an overall strategic one. I cannot write further on this but I reprint Martin’s article on my blog as a record and as a source of enlightenment and eventual discussion on an organized basis. Thanks.

(begin Sherman article here)

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. – Winston Churchill, in first speech to the House of Commons as prime minister, May 13, 1940

 

A military defeat of Israel would mean the physical extinction of a large part of its population and the political elimination of the Jewish state… Nor does this reflect a historical trauma…To lose a single war is to lose everything…

– Yigal Allon, then foreign minister, in Foreign Affairs, October 1976

 

This is not an article for those of weak stomach. It is not for those who wish to be reassured that, in the end, things will be “okay.” It offers no glimmer of optimism, nor any comforting prospect of some happy ending.

 

Indeed, if the Jews are to preserve their political sovereignty, all it bodes for the foreseeable future is one of Churchillian “blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

 

A perfect storm brewing

 

A perfect storm is brewing for Israel. On virtually every front, ominous clouds are gathering, and should the menacing maelstroms they portend hit together, it is far from certain that the Jewish state will survive the destructiveness of their combined impact.

 

Since I began writing this Into the Fray series in mid- 2011, I have warned repeatedly of the perils of the government’s policy of counterproductive compromises and concessions. I cautioned that this “cavalcade of capitulation” will elicit nothing from our adversaries other than demands for more – and more far-reaching – concessions, as indeed it has.

 

In my column of December 2, 2011, I wrote: “By adopting a policy of continually trying to avoid confrontations in which it can prevail, Israel may eventually find itself forced to engage in a confrontation in which it cannot.”

 

Precisely such a perilous predicament is now beginning to develop before our eyes.

 

Across every border Israel shares with its Arab neighbors, within its own borders, and far removed from them, a formidable range of threats – from damaging economic sanctions and international isolation, through murderous terrorist attacks, jihadi insurgency and domestic insurrection, to the specter of weapons of mass destruction and a nuclear Iran – is coalescing with disturbing speed into a multi-faceted menace that jeopardizes the survival of the Jewish nation-state to a degree arguably unprecedented since its inception.

 

Misreading the battlefield

 

Successive governments have consistently misread the battlefield, and misled by the seductive deception of political correctness, they have embraced misguided policy principles, wildly at odds with the dictates of political realities.

 

To understand this rather harsh condemnation, it is first necessary to realize that, in principle, there exist two archetypal and antithetical contexts of conflict – in the first of which a policy of compromise and concession may well be appropriate, and another, in which such a course is disastrously inappropriate.

 

In the first of such contexts, one’s adversary interprets any concession as a genuine conciliatory initiative, and feels obliged to respond with a counter-concession. In this context, the process will move toward some amicable resolution of the conflict by a series of concessions and counter-concessions.

 

In the alternate conflictual context, however, one’s adversary does not interpret concessionary initiatives as conciliatory gestures, made in good faith, but as an indication of vulnerability and weakness, made under duress, portending defeat.

 

Such initiatives will not elicit any reciprocal conciliatory gesture, but rather demands for further concessions.

 

If one concedes to the demands, instead of enjoying a convergent process that leads toward peaceable resolution of differences, a divergent process will lead either to capitulation or to large-scale violence. In other words, once one side realizes that its adversary is acting in bad faith and can only be restrained by force; or the other side realizes it has extracted all the concessions it can by non-coercive means – meaning that further gains could only be won by force – problems worsen for the party seeking bilateral satisfaction.

 

‘… if you will not fight when victory is sure’

 

If one happens to be in a situation that approximates the second context, but adopts a policy suited for the first, disaster is inevitable.

 

Sadly, for more than two decades, this is precisely what Israeli governments – with varying degrees of myopic zeal and/or reluctant resignation – have done. Unless robust and resolute remedial measures are undertaken without delay, such disaster is inevitable.

 

There can be little doubt that the Arab-Israeli conflict resembles the second context far more closely than the first. After all, every gut-wrenching concession Israel has made since the early 1990s has failed to produce any conciliatory response from its Arab adversaries. All it finds is greater intransigence and more obdurate insistence on further appeasement.

 

Because of excessive restraint and inadequate resolve, Israel is inexorably descending into an abysmal position, depicted with forceful eloquence by Winston Churchill, in the sober caveat he articulated in the first volume of his epic series on World War II, aptly titled The Gathering Storm.

 

He warned: “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

 

‘… physical extinction and political elimination…’

 

Although many will wish to deny it, this is the situation that could well emerge for the Jews of Israel if the policy of ruinous restraint continues. If they forfeit national sovereignty, now under unprecedented international assault, while they may not become “slaves,” Israelis could well be relegated to infidel dhimmi status in their own homeland.

 

Israel’s past military and economic successes have been so stunning that they have obscured the true precariousness of Jewish political independence in the region.

 

For those who have been lulled into a false sense of complacency by highly visible signs of strength and vigor – such as mushrooming high-rises and modernistic freeways – the somber assessment of the inherent asymmetry of the conflict and the fragility of Jewish national existence made by Yigal Allon in the prestigious publication Foreign Affairs should be a salutary reminder.

 

Considered by many the epitome of moderate statesmanship, Allon cautioned: “… a military defeat of Israel would mean the physical extinction of a large part of its population and the political elimination of the Jewish state. … the Arab states can permit themselves a series of military defeats while Israel cannot afford to lose a single war. Nor does this reflect a [finite, hence bearable] historical trauma in any sense.

 

To lose a single war is to lose everything….”

 

Ruinous results of restraint & retreat

 

The bitter fruits of Israeli restraint, retreat and reticence abound in every direction and on every front.

 

In some cases they are close to full ripeness, in others, to less so – so far. In some cases disaster is close at hand, in others it has been avoided – or rather, delayed – more by propitious good fortune than by prudent good judgment.

 

In the north, the IDF’s unilateral flight, ordered by Ehud Barak in 2000, delivered South Lebanon – and abandoned Israel’s mainly Christian allies – to Hezbollah, which transformed it into a formidable arsenal of rockets that rained death and destruction on millions of Israelis for five long weeks this summer. The hesitant mismanagement of the 2006 Second Lebanese war by Ehud Olmert’s government allowed the outnumbered and out-gunned Hezbollah to claim – not implausibly – strategic victory over (or at least, non-defeat by) the IDF.

 

The abysmal UN Security Council Resolution 1701, ushered in by the hopelessly inept Tzipi Livni, then-foreign minister, allowed the region to become an even more menacing arsenal, bristling with tens of thousands of even more deadly missiles – and attack tunnels reportedly being excavated under the border.

 

It was only by the grace of God – or good fortune, depending on one’s proclivities – that, during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza earlier this year, Hezbollah was preoccupied with the civil war in Syria. Consequently, it could not open up a second front and bring the full weight of this arsenal (and those tunnels) to bear on Israel, which could have overwhelmed the protective capacity of the Iron Dome defense system.

 

Concessions more dangerous than ever

 

It would be foolhardy indeed to assume that this fortuitous circumstance is likely to reoccur in any future engagement. In fact, only 10 days after the end of Protective Edge, the IDF announced that it was “making plans and training” for “a very violent war” against Hezbollah, which, according to informed sources, had “now accumulated three years of battlefield experience, greater military capabilities and considerable confidence.”

 

Slightly to the east, the breathtaking barbarity of the Syrian civil war rages on, bringing the daunting prospect of a common border with Islamic State and/or al-Qaida affiliates, and underscoring how imbecilic it would have been to relinquish the Golan to the murderous Assad regime, in the forlorn hope of trading land-for-peace.

 

Along Israel’s eastern border, with the ascendancy of Islamist elements in Jordan, the Hashemite monarchy is looking increasingly wobbly. This tenuous situation is exacerbated by the hordes of refugees (reportedly over 600,000) fleeing the brutality in Syria, presumably infiltrated by Islamist agitators, who are placing unbearable strains on Jordan’s social and economic resources, and undermining the stability of the regime. With the possibility of the monarchy being replaced by radical Muslim elements, or even remaining as a puppet regime controlled by them, the notion of territorial concessions in Judea-Samaria, which adjoins the kingdom to the West, becomes even more dangerously delusional than before.

 

Vast stretch of Islamist-controlled land

 

Even if some flimsy deal were struck with the largely irrelevant and unrepresentative Mahmoud Abbas, the responsible assumption must be that he would be replaced, post haste, by more extremist forces such as Hamas (as per the Gaza precedent) – or worse.

 

Israel would be faced with the perilous prospect of a vast, unbroken stretch of Islamist-controlled territory, from the eastern approaches of Greater Tel Aviv to Jordan’s current border with Iraq, and beyond – into areas under the iron rule of Islamic State.

 

In Sinai as well, the outlook is bleak, with the peninsula falling under the sway of jihadist elements which the Egyptian army is finding increasingly difficult to curb.

 

One of the most dangerous militant groups active in Sinai, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, recently pledged allegiance to Islamic State, a link likely to afford it more money, weapons and recruits to fight the government in Cairo.

 

All this savagery will inevitably press on Israel’s long southern border stretching from Gaza to the Red Sea. If rocket attacks on Eilat continue, tourism to the city will cease and it will lose its principal source of income, without which its very existence is in grave doubt.

 

On the cusp of carnage?

 

As daunting as the preceding catalogue of dangers is, it is hardly an exhaustive list of the perils facing the Jewish state today. Not a word has been mentioned about the possibility of a third intifada on the part of the Palestinians in Judea-Samaria or a renewed conflagration in Gaza. Perhaps the gravest threat of all is the prospect of insurrection and revolt by the Arab citizens of Israel – if they sense weakness and vacillation on the part of the Jews.

 

This threat will materialize unless the Arabs are convinced the Jews will not brook any challenge – from within Israel’s borders or from without – to their national sovereignty and political independence.

 

After years of counterproductive concessions and compromise, it is unlikely that the situation is still retrievable by consensual means, and remedial measures will require coercive action on a wide scale.

 

What is called for today is not a repetition of reticent restraint, but the demonstration of ruthless resolve.

 

Unless the Jews convey the unequivocal message that any such challenge to their sovereignty will be met with overwhelming lethal force, they will increasingly be the victims of such force at the hands of their Arab adversaries.

 

 Martin Sherman (www.martinsherman.org) is the founder and executive director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

 

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