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Round One - The Jerusalem Connection Magazine - May June 2009

  1. 1. Benjamin Netanyahu Israel's Prime Minister Unitl.J States - sening for twO years as DepUly Chief of Mission From Jewish Virtual Library under then-ambassador Moshe Arens. H e W:lS also a member of the first delegation to the talks on strategic cooperation between Benjamin Nct:lnyahu - soldier, diplomat and the ninth Prime Israel and the United States. In 1984, Netanyahu was appointed Minister of the State of Ismel - was oom in Tel Aviv on Ottober Israel's ambassador to the United Nlitions and held this position 21, 1949 and grew up in Jerusalem. H e spent his adoIts(.:ent years for four years. A~ U.N. ambassador, Netanyahu led the effort that in the United Starcs, where his father - a noted historian - taught opened the U.N. Nazi War C rimes Archives in 1987. An articu- Jewish history. late speaker, forceful debater, and media-oriented diplomat, he Reruming to Ist""acl in 1967 to fulfill his military oblig3rions, played a key role in effortS to enhance Tsrnel's image and impro'c Netnny.lhu volunteered lor an elite commando unit of the T srnel understanding of the COWltry's security needs among the "movers Defense Forces and participated in a number of daring operations. and shakers" in American public life. These included the Beirut Airport Operation during the Var of Soon after returning to Israel in 1988, Benjamin Netanyahu Attrition and the release of hostages from a hijacked Sabena Air- entered the political arena and was elected a Member of Knesset lin<."S aircraft at Ben-Gurion Airport, an operation in which he was by the L ikud party and was appointed Deputy Nlinister of Foreign wounded. H e was discharged from the IDF after six years with the Aif.lirs. H e sen'ed in this position for fOu r years, marked by the rank of t'aptain follo~ng the ){>lll Kippur ~'ar. Nct:lnyahu then intifada; the 199 1 Gulf War; and thc Madrid Peace Con ference, smdied at MIT in Boston ~llld received a B.Sc. in architecrure and which initiated the first direct negotiations between Israel and an M.Sc. in Management Srudies. !-I e also studied political sci- Syria, Lebanon, and 3 jointJ ordanian delegation. ence at M:lT and HalVard University. in 1976 he W:lS employed On March 25,1993, Netanyahu W~IS elected Chaiml.lI of the by the Boston Consulting Group, an international business con- Likud Party and its candidate for P rime Minister. H e led the po- sulting finn, and later joinccl the management of Rim Indusmcs litical opposition in the period prior to and following the assassi- in Jerusalem. nation of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin - a time eharncteri7.ed by Much affected by the death o f his eldest brother Yoni - who volati le public debate on basic is~'Ues, sparked by controversy over had fullen while commanding the 1976 Entebbe rescue operation ramifications of the Oslo agreements and escalating Palestinian to free the passengers of an Air France airliner held hostage in terrorism. Uganda - Benjamin Netan}'llhu initiated and organized two inter- In 1996, in the first direct elections of an Israeli P rime Nlinister, national conferences on ways to combat international telTOrism, Benjamin Netanyahu defeated the im.Ulllocm Labor candidate ' in 1979 in Jenlsalem and in 1984 in v~1.shington. These forums Shimon Peres, and became:": the ninth Prime Minister of the State attracted key political figures and opinion-makers in the interna- of Israel, sening until 1999. tional community. After the completion of his tem]:lS Prime Minister, Net:.myahu In 1982 Netan}'llhu joined T srncl's diplomatic mission in the senred as a business consultant to L~I"Jcli high-tech companies and was a popular speaker on the global lecrure circuit. In 2002 he re- turned to politics, first 3S j>Unister of Foreign Affuirs (No"ember 2002 until February 2003) and then as Minister of Finance, until August 1005. During the 17th Government of Isracl, he sen'ed ;Is the Head of the Opposition in the Knesset. L F ebnlary 2009, following the elections to the 18th Knesset, n • Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with fanning the next govern- ment when his party won the second most seats in the election but he was believed to have the hcst chance of building a coalition to foml the go'emment. Benjamin Neranyahu has written a number of books that ap- peared in H ebrew and English, ith some also translated into Russian, French, Arabic, Japanese and o ther languages, among them Self Portrait of a Hero: From the Letters of J o nathan Ne- t.1.nyahu 1963-1976 (edited 1978), Intem;Itional Terrorism: Chal- lenb>e and Response (edited 1979), lcrrorism: How the -Vest Can Volin (edited 1987); A Durable Peace: Israel and Its Place Among the Nations (1991); and Fighting Terrorism: I-low Democrades Can Defeat Domestic and Lnternational Terrorism (1996). Benjamin Netan}'llhu is married to Sara, a psychologist, and is a futher of three, Noa, Y.1ir, and Avner. lOe Page 2 z) Tbr ]m/sa/t'III C()I/I/trti()/1 May - JW1C 2009 • !VtU-Silld1/-7;mmlllz 5769
  2. 2. The Jerusalem Connection, Int' l. Beware our American friend p.o. Sox 20295. W<lshington, DC 20041 T 70]-707-(1014 f<lX: 70]-707-9514 eL Saying 'no' to Obama won't necessarily undermine E-m.1il: inloOtjci.Ofg our friendship with US On the web: Rev. James M. Hut(hen5. Ph.D" Editor & Publisher M eanwhile, Obamas r ivals referred Chilplilin (Brigitdier Generill) u.s. Army (R et.) By Elyakim Haetzni to him as " Hussein," his mjddle name, in Shelley Neese o rdcr to slam him. Yet in his rece nt visit Milnaging Ed itor l3arnk Obama has a lovely personal- to the Turkish parliament, his hosts hap- Or. Rkhilrd Booker, Dr. Daniel McCabe. SUln Goodenough ity, :md moreover, the holiday of freedom pened to emphasize his "Hussein-ness," Contributing Edit()f'; brings together the blacks and the Jews, and such things are coordinated with the who were among the greatcst fighters for guest. OIY.una, who has urged uS to put Advisory Board African-American equality. Still, we were Senator William L Armstrong ourselves in the shoes of th e Palestinians, MKhMI L Brown Ph.D. - President ICN Ministries hun by Condoleezza Rice, who identified not only backs them; he also identifies Senator Jim Bunning us with the white people who persecuted with them. P<lul G. Cerjan - W eoten<lnt Gener<l!. USA (Ret) her during childhood, while ~cwin g lhe Vle shall fee the difference soon. Barack R<lbbi J<lmie Cowen • President, Union of Messi<lnK Palestinians as the persecuted party. H ussein O bama's jXlli<.y cornerstone is the Jewish Congregations Richilrd D. Che~W - Major General. USA (Ret) est;lblishment of " Palestine," on the as- C09, The PlIttGn Museum FoundMion sumption this will extract the Americans Table of Contents from the mess in Iraq :lId Afghanisr.lIl, MK Rabbi Benny Elan . Member The Knesset of Israel General Shimon Erem (Ret.)· Pres. The Israel -Christian 2 Benjamin Netanyahu destroy the Taliban in P,lkisrall, :l.I1d ap- Nexus pease Iran. Arnbauado r YOfam Etti nger · President, US-lYael 3 Beware our American friend OppOrtunities, LTD 4 For t he Record Often when referring to cancer, peo- Dr. Arthur F. Glaner - Deiln ErneritllS, Fuller TheoIogi· 6 America ' Moves Toward Aban- ple prefer to talk about "this disease, you cal Seminary SChoof of Intercultural St udies donment of Israel .' know. " Around here we talk about "the Jane A. Hansen · P!-esidentICEO Aglow International price, you know," in order not to !,U imo ' Morton A. Klein _ National P'resiMnt, Zionist Organiz.a· 7 The Proposed Palestinian State: A tiorI of Amedca (lOA) Deal-Maker or a Deal-Breaker? demil about what shall be left here after Bill Koenig · President. Koenig Intemiltional News Palestinc is established. They speak cau- 8 The Protocals of the Drinkers tiously, as one would address a patient he- Rabbi Daniel lApin • President of Toward Tradition of Coffee Esther Levens - President 8i (fa. The National Unity fan: am pumtion. Coalition for Israel 9 Independent Norwegia n poll : Y in the fitce of the rn zor~s harp ul- et Mkhael D. Linle · President-COO. The Chri!!ian Broitd· Palest inian majority opposes (itSling Network Inc. timatum we can e.-.:pect from Obama, two states Jan Markell - President Olive Tree Mini!!ries enough with the hints: lmagine a border Nina May · Chairman, The Renaissance Foundation 10 Elected U.S. presidents are :It Jerusalem !; Jaffu gate, with anned Pal- presidents of the U.S., not of Rabbi Dr. Gerald M. Meister · f ormer Adlli~ at the estinians standing on the Old Citys wall. f ore ign Ministry of Israel for hr.ael-Christian Affairs Israel lllla ~,'i n e a Dead Sea that is half in J ordan, Major General Sir Laurence New· President. As~a· 12 The Two-State Solut ion - w e've and 50% of the remaining half helonging tion of Mifitary Christian Fellowship been there befo re ThomM Neumann - Exewtive Director. to Palestine. Jtwis/1lnstitlJte 101' Nat. S«urities Affairs 14 The Orig ins of the Dead Sea Imagine a N egev divided into t,o near Janet Parshall - Syndicated radio talk show hostess Scrolls Rosem.1ry Sdlindier · President · Schindler's M 16 Choosing life in the Land where God Breathed Life See Beware, pag' 19 Robe rt Sterns · President. Eagles Wings John W . Swail~ III. Ph.D. _ Professor of History and 17 It 's not (re ally) up to Bibi Dirl'('(or of the Center for ISlael o'IInd Middle east 18 The Voice of Ch ristian Zionism On The Cover: Studies. Oral Roberts University Herbert ZwIbon . Chairman. A.rnericiIrl'I For A Sitle br.oef __-_.._ 19 Words must mean something Israel Prime Min ister Benjamin Ankles: 20 Speaking of the End Times Netanyahu and President Barack ""'.-ond __ . . . . . ;"n.._Comt<I""'_.... _01 _"'_..-..._ond....,.... ""'-..._ .... 1..._ _ _ _Obama. .... _ ... _"' .... 21 Moving away from our long - _ _"''''''_t:onnonIon,lnI'I.'''''~oI st anding relationship with ... f'l'I'n z r!!t!!M'i",!!! ..... ...... _"' ..... /!!ylf!!p~doft - ........" ..".,- Israel .................... ...... 22 Faith Lessons from Israel ""'_~.., •• ~~_50'IdUl"'" .. Incornt w.tiillliftw._- 23 Myth & Fact .. iI1ICo'NI_~tnd~_m_ ~"' _~Tho_~..,_"""""'_"' ...... ""lI'll '!M ... _ _....",,~_ ... 24 Where is America in Bible ...,.",.,..~ _ _ .......... _"' ;" .... Pro p hecy? Vlrgih'a Dt¢ 01 ~"'" Me' ConIiJmtf s..Mcfl. fIId'Imond. VA. 26 Replacement Theology C 2009 The Jerusalem Connection, International 28 Hebrew for the Goyim EVANGELICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION May - J une 2009 • Ivnt·Sh:nll-Tammllz 5769 Tbt' JmlS(II~1I CIlI11Un;Oll I) Page 3
  3. 3. For The Record May. - June 2009 The Coming Collision Vhen an irresistible force meets an equivocAl oommitrm:nt to a two-state-solu- unmovable objeCt a collision results. That tion. This has been re-enforced by a rapid appears to be the forthcom ing scenario be~ succession of visits to WashinbrtOn by King lwccn President Obama and Prime Min- AbdulJah 11 ofJordan, President of the Pal- ister Netanyahu . But this is only "Round estinian Authority, M·ahmoud Abbas and One." even P rimeM.inister Netanyahu. President From day one of his presidem::y Mr. Obama's visit to the Mideast in J une could Ohama has put on a full"{:oun press to seal the d(.'al for the immediate filrure, cs- J im Hutchens establish the J>olitkally correct mantra of pe<..ially if he "makes an offer they can't a "m'Q-statc solution with Israel and Pal- refusc." Pro~r1y understood, the Ohama estine living side by side in peace." Never administrations increased coercion of Is- Min ister Nctanyahu has already indicated mind the filet that all attempts at this since rael to confornl is nothing less than yet an- that if the United States does nothing 1948 have been abysmal failures. The pri- other attempt to appease the Arab/,'Iuslim about the Iranian nuclear threat, Israel will mary reason for these failures is the Pales- world. L <;rael's security and national interest h:lVe to do so preempti,·el),. ·l11e prophet tini:IIlS are not partners in S/..'Cking peace are of little concern Zechariah seems [Q have this possibility in with Israel. Rather, they continue [0 insist For Bible beliC·ers this on-broing dip- mind when he says, 'VII that diry / ;;:iU "ulMe on the esmblishmcnt of a Palestinian SCIre lomatic dance must be viewed within the the lenden ofJudl1b like 11 }irtpot ill n WO(J(J- on the ashes and tornl removal of the Stne come.'1: of the prophctic Scriprurcs. Fo r pile, like a jlnming tJJrrb (nllqllg shl'IIVG. They of Ismcl. Check it out itS in their charter example, Zechariah 11:1 fr. speaks of a u:ill ro11!1I1J1l' rigbt mId Iq; nil fbI' nlfTOlI1ldil1g documents. time when God says, "/ (1111 going to make peoples, b/ltJrrllSll/f!fIl ";ill m llllil1 inflict ill hIT Blithely ignoring this reality, both the JmlSllkm 0 ClIp ,hll' smds nil thl' S111"TOlI1l1lillg piner. "(Zechariah 11:6). Special Envoy to the Nlidcast, George people ruling.... 011 thot My whm ail IIntio1/.S Sadly, the trump card Israel has con- Nlitchell and 5ccrerary of State I-lillary of the f'tn1b lIre gar/}f'1wl "gniM 1m; I will sistently refused to play since its re-birth Clinton continue to pressure their un- makr JrrllSltfem (m IIlmllW(lbI, rock. All wbo III 1948, is the Biblical filet that God h:ls fly to ""(fIJ1' it will i1ljure tbl'1JIsl'lves. " If when God says "all nations," He really means ".i!ll," then this must include the United States as well. It is indeed, a sobering and regrettable thought to think that our own beloved America would be one of those nations gathered againsr Israel. Trngically, seems to be the trajectory the Ohama administration is on. The God-ordained result is that we and not Israel are "in- jured." Furthennore, the stance President Ohama has taken regarding Iran is trOu- bling, certainly for the United States, but existentially for Israel. E,;dentiy, he sees diplom:ltic talks "~th Iran as the primary means of curtailing Iran's dash for nucle- ar capability. H owever, notions are now afloat suggesting that since we can't curtail their thirst for nuclear power, we must ac- cept it and keep it closely monitored. Fo r the U.S., fur removed from the region, :l nuclear lr.m is tolemble. Fo r Isr:lcl it is in- tolerable. It is a matter of SUflival. Prime Page 4 0 Tb, Jrrtlsalrlll COlli/miD" May - June 1009 • iVot-SivOII- TaIllII/fIZ 5769
  4. 4. decreed to the J ews forever, by covenant the world. To deny Providential input The Jer r.:::dlmJ C01111t'ct101l prontise, the land they now live in. j![ost into any peace plan involving Israel is Illternotionfli of Israels leaders have been secular with to invite rejection and failure at the liule commiunent to the proclamations of outsct." (See the fullJe17l. rtllcm COl/nectioll the Bible. Unless and until an Israeli lead- Peace Pilm at Our Mission er emerges who advocates T sraels standing Expectations that the Obama adminis- based on the eternal covenants of God, tration will bring God's covenants to the 1. To inform. educate, and any political effortS will be futi le. The land negotiating table are futile . It's not going activate support for Israel and of Israel is the God-given inheritance of to happen. But is there an Israeli leader theJewisll people. the descendants of Abraham . who will claim his Biblit'al inheritance and 2. To serve as advocates of The covenants God has made with Is- make the covenant promises of the God Christian Zionism rael sho uld be at the top of the list of :my of Israel an unconditional requirement for Peace Plan Israel agrees to. As ~1 matter of any peace plan? Time will tell. It may hap- Christian ZiQllism is the SIIpport fact the first ilem on the agenda of our k pen only when another of God's promises oj the mooem State of lsrtlel as a msalelll CoIJnectiolJ f eaIT finn is, "The are fu lfilled. Again through ule prophet pm1:ial fulfiJiment ofGod's CQvellont Covel/oms of God. The modem Stott of Isratl Zechariah, God says, "1 will POIWOllt 01/ fbe pnnllise to provide a 11IrtioJJoi b01lJe- is (I pnl1ial fu/fzlhllent ofGod~ il1n1mtoble all(/ bOllse of Dnvid and tbe inhabit01lts 0fJerllSlf- umd for the Jewish people, in m,tici- evedastillg Cf)Vf1WIlf promises to {»V1.Jide 1111t1- Inll n spitit ofgrace and supplication. They 71,ill patiol1 oftheir11ltimate redemption. fio1101 h011lelolld for tbe Je-..vish people ill Rn- look to me, tbr olle tbt] bnve pien:ed, and fbey ticipation of tbeir ultimate redemptiol1 whel1 will mourn for !Jim lIS one mOll/7ll for (111 only "For Zion's sake I will not Messiab C(l1lIt:;. (Genesis 15: 18; 17:7-8). child, and K'ieve bitterly for bim lIS olle K"ieves Thus these promises must be consid- jurffjirsrb&17Isrm."(Zechariah 12:10). Un- keep sile'llt" - Isaiah 62:1 ered valid and relevant for today and til thcn, it appears a collision is inevitable. In this time of growing interna- foundational to any further peace plan Still this is only " Round One." tional anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, and discussions. God has a vested interest anti-Selnitic action in churc hes, in lsrdel and theJewish people d13t has govemmentsl and academia, we not been denied since the founding of stand in solidarity with Israel and the Jcwish people by: Anti-Semitism and the Economic Crisis • Confirming the present valid- ity of God 's covenants to Isr'J.el. (Gen.17,7-8) lapsed, the finger was pointed at the J ews By Ira Stoll and the Nazis ascended to power. The fa- • Championing A1iyall: the re- mous Dreyfus Affai r, in which a Jew was gathering of the Jews to Israel. '~la l ki n g down tile street in my solidly fa lsely accused of treason in France, fol- (Is,.4n2). upper-middle-class New York C ity neigh- lowed o n the heels of economic runnoil." oorhood the other day was a neatly dressed At this juncrure, the trepidation may yet • Confronting Anti-Semitism. man angri ly cursing into his cell phone seem like paranoia, o r special pleading akin (p..Jm 83 ,1-4, 18). aoout "J ew >'all Street bankers." to the old joke about the newspaper head- I was headed in the opposite direction line, ""'orld Ends in Nuclear Attack: Poor, • Countering Replacement and didn' l stop to interview him :lOOut his Minorities Hardest H it." Everyone is feel- Theology/Supersessionism. particular !,rrievances, but the brief encoun- ing the bnmt of the recession; why worry (Rom. 9,4; I U-2). ter crystallized for me a foreboding that the about the J ews in particu lar? After all, J ews financial crisis may trigger a new outbreak today have two refuges: Israel and America, • Contending for God's heart fOT of anti-Semitism. a land where J ews have attained remarbble Israel and the Jewish people. It is a fear that is being articulated ever power and prosperity and have a constiru- Oer. 32~40-41). more widely. Presidem Bill Clinton's SC<.Te- tionaHy protected right to e...ercise their re- taryoflabor, Robert Reich, frets on his blog, ligion freely. 10 that case, why worry about • Comforting the Jewish people "History shows how effective demagogic potential danger to the J ews at all? and Israel thru ministries of ravings can be when a public is stressed One answer is that me historical prec- me"'l" (Is<o. 40,1-2). econortUcally.n H e warns that Jews, along edents are exceedingly grim. TIle causes of with gays and blacks, could become victims me First Crusade, in which thousands o r • Connecting with the Hebraic of populist rage. J ews were murdered, are still being debat- roots of ChristiatUty. Tn the New York J ewish vVeek news- ed, but some fU storians link it to famine and (JohnH2). paper, a column by Rabbi Ronald P rice of a poor harvest in 1095. As for me expuJ- the Union for Traditional J udaism begins, "In the 1930s, as G ennany's economy col- See Crisis, page 15 May - J une 1009 • I Vlll-Sivoll- TOllf1l11lZ 5769 Thf ]fTUS(l/fm COIIl/fefilm Q Page 5
  5. 5. America 'Moves Towards Abandonment of Israel' abandorunem of Israel by America, Hag- lation as a narion:' By Israel National N ews Staff mann told YOllah, "TIle Obama adminis- l laggman told Yonah that m is offiL;al t:Tarion is no friend to Israel, is no frie nd broke silence bec.lUSC he had alre-ddy rc- to mc J ews in Amcrit'a and is no friend to tired from his highJy placed position, and A1 unnamed fonner highly-placed U.S.intelligence offiLial has broken democrnLY or freedom in America ....J USt because of his knowledge of the NIN's ilenee and says th at America may by his very appointments, we can see rum (Northeast lntelligence Network) position soon be abandoning Israel in fuvor of the filling positions of power wim people who as pro-lsrdel and the way it valued dlC re- Arabs. "This is just the beginning", he s.'1 id, are anri-Semitic, who want to see Israel es- lationship between Israel and America. An- "Israel could be about to lose the support sentially dissolved as a nation, if not by di- other reason, he said, was his own percep- of the United St:ltes." plomacy, men certlinly by war." rion of the Biblical aspect of this scenario The source Tll~lde these remarks in :111 In his report, the unnamed intelligence developing. exclusive interview ~ th Douglas J. Hag- source told Hagmann, "I have every reason T he intelligence officer explained that mann, the director of the Northeast Intelli- to believe, based on what I've seen at my the turnover of American policy towards gence Network (NlN), which is comprised level of [security] clearance especially over Israel could occur through a manner that of veteran licensed professional investiga- me last several years, that Isracl will soon he dubbed 'malicious intelligence,' wh ich tors, analysts, militl1)' affairs specialists and be c.:ompletcly on their own... or worse." Haggman defined as infonnation that is researchers. T he group has combined their He explained this would happen "when taken from its raw fOnll. It then is morphed resources to provide accurme and well- our administration provides lTlore sup- into something else to promote different sourced infonnation via their website. port to Arab countries [with] fin ancial and interests, "where intel1igence and polirics Hagmann appeared on Isracll~atiOl1al milimry aid, undercutting Israel's defense meet and often collide," he said. A method Rad io's Vcekend Edition with host Tamar efforts all while pushing Israel to succumb "that has been mo lded and massaged to Yallah. to the pressure of unreasonable demands advance the agendas of a select few," he 'Wh en questioned about the IX'Ssible designed to end with their political annihi- elaborated. In the case o f th e relationship between America and lsrael, he noted, malicious intelligence is beillg used to tum over the U.S. to a more anti- lsrael policy and forge ahead with a more pro-PA or pro-lslamist one. Hagmann told Yonah in the radio in- terview, "A perfect example of this is when there was a shooting in Seattle a couple of ycars ago at a J ewish center. The police were ordered by the city officials and by the Federal Govenunent, basically, to not protect the synagogues and other J ewish centers in Seattle, bur to have protection details [instead] at the mosques in Searrlc." U.S. administr"dtions have ap parently been following a policy of abandoning isra- el forseve ral ycars,accordingto Hagmann's report. His inre l"~ew ~th the intelligence official cited "the 2005 surrender of Gush Katif to the Palestinian Authority as one critical enmplc of the slow dismanclemcnt of israel as a viable nation. Despite criti- cal imeUigence outlining in every possible Shimon Peres with t hen Senat or Barack Obama (July 2008.) S ee Abandonment. _n P3g~ 6 (J Th~ Jrmmkm COlllleCTioll May - June 2009 · /vnr-SiV(III-1il1ll1llllz 5769
  6. 6. The Proposed Palestinian State: A Deal-Maker or a Deal-Breaker? the Isl'.lcl-Palestinian path, and irrespective of ''''estern and By Yoram Ettinger Israeli good intentions, the Oslo Accord and its off-springs have played into the hands of Mideast rogue regimes and ter- 1. TIle Palestinian issue was a deal-breaker rorists. during Israel-Egypt peace negotiation. In 6. The "Palestine Fi rst" approach has produced d07..ens of ini- defiance of Caner and Brzezinski - the tiatives, conference';, summit<;, ;lgrcemenrs and cease fire epi- " Palestine Firsters" - and in spite of Pal- sodes, which have )~elded a series of short-lived illusions of estinian terroriSt threatS - Begin and Sadat peace and false sense of security. Tt has been promptly and introduced a Palestinian -bypass, thus con- !tystematically violated and cr.lshcd - since Oslo 1993 - by an cluding a peace accord. Their dctcnnina- unprecedented wave of Palestinian hare-education, the manu- rion to ovt:rcome Vlhite House and Foggy f.lcturing line of generic terrorism and homicide oombing. Yoram Ettinger Bottom preoccupation with the Palestinian issue as, supposedly, the root core of the 7. The lwo States solution is based on a series of erroneous as- Arab-Israeli confli ct and Mideast violence, sumptions, ignonng documented precedents, and therefore produced a pe:lce ttcaty. It has lowered the prospect of an constituting an erroneous policy. "Israel and Palestine living Arab-lsraeli war, has decreased rcbrionaJ tension and has ad- side-b}'-side in peace," while the PLO and Hamas have been V"J.nced US intereslS. engJged in a horrific civil 'ar, while there has not been inter- Arab peace during the l:lst 1,400 years, while there has not 2. The Israel-Egypt pr<x:cdcm documents that the road to peace been inter-Arab compliance ~th mOSt inter-Arab agreements goes through Arab C1pirals and not through Ramallah or during the last 1,400 rears, while there has not been a sin- Gaza, that the Palestinian issue does not constitute the crown- gle Arab democracy during the kist 1,400 rears??? T he Two jewel of Arab politics, that the Palestinians do not possess veto States solution has exacerbated regional rurbulence, has fueled power over Amb policy-making, that the Palestinian issue has terrorism, has promoted war and has reduced the prospects not been the cause to the Arab-Israeli conflict and that the for peace, thus undennining the national securilY of both the Palestinian issue has been employed by Mideast radicals as a US and Israel. fuei- and not as water - to the Mideast fire. 8. Drafting demography to the cause of the 1'0 States solution 3. During the October 1998 Israel-Jordan peace ceremony, Jor- constirutes either a dramatic mistake or an outrJgeous act of dan's top milital)' conunand impressed upon their Israeli col- misleading (please see leagues (Q oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state west FrontfNewsnetlreports.asp?reportld=266030). of the Jordan Rivcr, since "it would constitute a death-scn- rence to the Hashemite regime." They e..'pressed their disil- lusionment ~th Palestinian collunimlcnrs, "which are signed Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Etti nger served as Minister for in the morning and violated in the evening." Congressional Affairs at Israel's Embassy in Washington (with a 4. Israel-Jordan, as well as Israei-Eb,)1)t, peace treaties have with- rank of an ambassador). He is the editor of Straight From The Jerusalem Cloakroom and Boardroom newsletters on issues of stood Palestinian opposition and have prevailed despite an national security and overseas investments in Israel's high-tech. on-going Israeli war against Palestinian PLO and H amas rer- Contact him at yora or http://yoramet- ronslTl. tinger 5. A dramatic departure from the Road Map of the l srael-Egypt and Israel-Jordan peace treaties has been conunitted by the 1993 Oslo Aecord and its derivatives: H ebron and Wye Ac- cords, 2nd Camp David and Sharem A-Sheikh conferences, the "Disengagement," Zinni and Mitchell Plans and the Road l1ap toward a 1'0 States solution. Never has " peace process" yielded so much failure, hate-education, terrorism and blood- shed and no success. Oslo and its by-products have subordi- nated the Road Map to an Israel-Arab Peace, Israels national security and US ~tal interesrs to the resolution of the Pal- estinian issue. Switching focus from the Israel-Arab path to May - June 2009 • IVllt-Sroan-7imll1l/1z, )769 Tb( Jff/lSnlem CrJnlllxr;on (J Page 7
  7. 7. The Protocols of the Drinkers of Coffee ... Many basic products, which may be found in many By Melanie P hillips Muslim households, like the Ariel, Tide, and Persil la un- dry detergents, arc made uy Zionist (."Ompanics. The Coca lat we are up against wi~in the [slamic wor~d is quire W simply a wholesale neganon of reason; nothing less. From Egypt, furthe r evidence that the Islamist hatred of the Jews is not caused by Israel's beh3~our or even its Cola and Pepsi companies and all their products - Seven Up, Miranda, Fania, and all these proouc:ts, all dle carbon- ated beverages, with very few exceptions that don't bear mention ... Almost all the caroonated beverages arc Zion~ existence. It's caused by... hatred of me ist-American products. J ews. Egwtian cleric Muhammad Hussein [ ... 1 Some restaurantS, I'm sad to Ya'qoub ravcs: If the Jews left Palestine to us, would The girl you see is say, are teeming with Muslim youth, and their s.1fcs arc full of the money of we start tOying them? Of course not. Esther, the queen of Muslims ... McDonalds isJewish-Zion- We will never love them. Absolutely nOt. 'rhe J ews arc infidels - not because the Jews in Persia ... iSt, Kentucky Fried Chicken is J ew- ish-Zionist. Little C.1esar, Pi7za Hut, I say so, and not becausc they are killing Domino's Pizza, Burbrcr King ... By the Muslims, but because Allah said: 'The way, all these products, which 1 have mentioned ... In ad~ J ews say that Uzair is the son of Allah, and the Christians dition, there is a new type of coffee these da}'s... All these say that Christ is the son of Al lah. These are the words from are pure Zionist products, espedally what is known :lS S rar~ thei r mouths. T hey imirnre the sayings of the disbelievers bucks, the well-known coffee. It is Zionist. before. May Allah fight them. H ow deludt."fl they are.' It is Ah yes, Smrbucks: home of the Zionist genocidal apartheid bean. Allah who said that they arc infidcls. In J anuary, Egyptian Cleric Sa fwat Higazi brought viewers of al Your belief regarding the Jews should be, first, that they Nas 1V urgent news about the StIrbuc:ks logo: are infidels, and second, that they arc enemies. Thcy are l ias any of you ever wondered who this woman with a enem ies not because they occupied Pac,,,tine. TIley would crown on her head is? Why do we boy- have been enemies even jf they did not (."Olt Smrbucks? ... T he b <irl o n the Star- occupy :l thing. Allah s:lid: 'You shall bucks logo is Queen Esther. Do you find th e strongest men in enmity to the know who Queen Esther was and what disbelievers Isic] to be the Jews and the the crown on her head means? This is polytheists.' Third, you mllSt believe the crown of th e Persian Kingdom. T his th:lt the J ews will never StOp fighting queen is the queen o f the Jews. She is and killing us. Tncy lfight] nO[ for the mentioned in me Torah, in the Book of sake of land and seeurilY, as they claim, Esther. TIle gi rl you see is Esther, the bur for the sake of their religion: 'And queen of the Jev.-s in Persia ... they will not ce:lse fighting you until Can you believe that in Mecca, AI- they rum you back you're your religion, Madina, C1iro, Damascus, Kuwait, and all over the Islamic if they can.' world, hangs the picture ofbc.1utiful Queen Esth er, with a This is it. "'e m ust helieve that our fighting ~th theJ ews crown o n her head, and we buy her productS.! ... wam is eternal, and it will not end unti l the fin:ll battle - and this Sr-.trbucks to be shut down throughout the Arab and Isl:lInic is the fourth poin t. You must bdieve that we will fight, de- world. Ne want it to be shut down in Metta and in AI-Ma- feat, and annihilate them, until nOt :l single J ew remains on d ina. I implore J(jng Abdallah bin Abd AI-'Aziz., the Cus- the face of the Earth. [odi:m of the Two Holy Mosques: It is inconceivaule that Egypt, let us not forget, is a 'moderate' Arab state that has a pc;lce in Nlecca and Al-Maclina, there will be a picture of Queen agreemem with lsrael. It is nevertheless a major sauro: of har~­ Esther, the queen of the J ews. ing-mad Je~sh demonization in the Arab world. Egyptl:ln Clenc As anyone ean see, however, the fema le figure in the Starbucks Salama AIxI Al-Qa~ warns llluslims against the Protocols of the logo has two fish tIils. This is a due that ~hc ~ not .Esther, q ueen Elders of Zion - the notorious Czarist forged claim that the Jews of the J ews in Persia. She is instead a tWill-tIlled Slren of Greek covertly rule the world - and m:my US companies: mytholob'Y. This is because the company is apparentl y named in Thcv [the J ews] began conspiring to annihilate the Is- pan after StIrbuck, Captain Ahab:S fi rst mate in tlle book Moby lamic ;nd Arab nation, to plunder its resources, and to de- Dick. stroy its youth. Regretfully, the plolS they hatched arc be- Vhat we are up against within the Lslamic world is quite simply a ing implemented today in detail. One of their conspiracies, wholesale negation o f reason; nothing less. IOc which stemmed from their black harred, was to gain control over the entire global economy, uringing the world under Melanie Phillips is a British journal ist and author of. most their thumb. So they founded huge companies, which, like recentty, Londonistan. She is best known for her controver- spiders, send their webs all over the world. The main goal sial column about polit ical and social issues which currently of these companies was to erase Islamic identity. appears in the Daily Mail. She was aw arded the Orw ell Prize for journalism in 1996. Page 8 0 The Jemsn/nll Cl)lmeff;rJII May - June 2009 · /vnl-Sivnn-7immlllz 5769
  8. 8. - • T Independent Norwegian poll: Palestinian • • maJonty opposes two states republic on all parts of the country; <lnd 20 part of the Ohama administration to abm· U E UKA fi le Special Repo rt percent, which favors a un.ited IsI'Jeli-Pal- don this goal bel<lUse it is the only poucy estinj~1l St'dtc, to be eventuaUy Cllb'llfcd by objc(.uve it has developed and is being Amid the ping-pong between Washing- lhe latter population. used, funhennore, as a key to open the ton and J erusalem over the validity of a Pal- When Hamas members arc poU sep· cd administration's diplomatic door to the estinian state established alongside lsrael as arately, support for twO st.nes drops to 21 Muslim world, eSJX-"Cially in the Afghani. the end-product of peace negotiations, the percent. stan-Pakistan arena (now lumped together Nornocgian Fafo institute which sponsored Publication of these findings by the Fafo as the "Afpak" front). the 1993 Oslo Framework accords decided Institute for Applied Imenlational Studies, The US president's advisers are urging to find out how the Palestinians felt about which is supported by Norwegian for· him to speed up lsmel·Palestinian peace- this solution. Its main discovery vas that a eign ministry and rcspc(.ted by European making for these ends - even if it means majority, 53 percent, of Palestinians (like NUddle East polity-makers, indit-atcs that fo isting the t'o-state objective on the Is· hiraelis), is :lbrainst two states. its researchers have given up on the Oslo metis. Proof that the Palestinians too will This figure breaks down into 33 percent, Accords and the n..-o-state goal pursued by have to be whipped into line brings the who opt for the annihilation of the state of Nashington. venture close to a mission impossible. Israel, whether by political means or force However, DEBKAfile's Washington of anns - to be replaced by a single Islamic sources expect extreme reluctance on the .by - June 1009 • luat-Sh'flll- TamTllflZ 5769 Thr ]erwninll COlllltctioll ¢: PJge 9
  9. 9. · . ************************************ -: Elected u.s. presidents are presidents of the U.S., not of Israel maintain its independence and sovereign- ognized Isrdell,; independence only de-fiU:f.Q By Michael Anbar Each has irs distinct national inrcrcsts, I)'. on May 15th 1948, assuming it would be though almost half of the Jewish nation defeated in less than a month. Expecting its demise, Truman imposed on Israel :m T his mvial statement seems to elude many Americans, especial- arms embargo while it was struggling for ly many Amen<-":]n Je ....'S. ... almost half of the suI'~v31. On the other hand, because of its own Having grown up in prc- 19481sracl as a member of the narionalunderground and Jewish nation live national intercsts, the USSR recognized having experienced the 1947 .Arab siege in the US as its citi- Jsmcl de:illre on May 16'" and started to provide it with weapons vital for its con ~ of Jerusalem, before joining the fledgling JAF in 1948. Then living for half of my zens. tinued existence. Israel would not have life as a naturalized US citizen, gives me a survived in 1948 if nOt for the shipments unique historical per..l>ectivc. of anns from the Soviet Bloc, not because lsrnel is the ancient homeland of the Stal in lovedJews but because Russia hoped 3300 ycar-old Jewish nation, over which live in the US as its citizens. that Israel would become a base for Soviet it lost sovereignty several times during its Unless it meets it own national i nter~ expansion in the Middle East. long history. The US is the homeland of ests, the US has no reason to maintain President Truman did not hate J e....'S, the 222 year-old sovereign American n:l- the survival of L mci as a J ewish sovereign .. like President Frankl in Roosevelt before tion. Each of these two nations tries to state. This is wh}' President T ruman rec~ him (remember FO R's inhumane treat~ Page 101) Tbe JerllSllkm Comlf(tiQII May ~ J une 2009 • Ivar·SivlIlI~'Jif/!mIllZ 5769
  10. 10. ment of the S.S. Saint Louis refugees, which Still, T do not fault President Bush. Like he condemned to death by returning them President Truman before him, GVVB real- from Miami to Hamburg, or his refusal to ized that there are so many more Muslims Abandoment. ,...... ransom live J ews for trucks, and to stop the who hate Israel because of thei r misojudaic manner imaginable that this would Nazi death machine in Auschwitz, knowing religion (religion is notup for negotiation or be a disastrous move leading to the of it in since 1941). Truman simply knew compromise) than dlere are J ews. Moreover, events we are seeing today [rocket that there were many more M uslim Arabs Islamic political power has tripled since 1948 and missile fire on T srael], it was in the world than Jews. He did what he con- and the Muslims have taken full control of done anyway," he stated. sidered was in the best national interest of the UN. Consequen tly, like other US presi· In the report that Hagmann the US. dents before him, GWB acted in the best posted on tile NIN (Northeast In· President Eisenhower saved Egypt from national interest of the US as he perceived relligence Network) he cited one a catastrophic defeat by his allies • G B, these to be. of his sources explaining, "Now France and Israel, so as to gain favor with This brings us to President Obama who you can see where intelligence and the Arabs. If not for Eisenhower, the Near is now trying his best to deal with the Islamic politics meet and often collide, ... " East would never have developed its current world not from a position of strength but of the Obama administration is being hostile anti-Western behavior for fear of a humility. For him the elimination of Israel, purposeJy filled with people who united West. Moreover, Eisenhower's inter· which is so despised by Muslims, is a small are truly anti-Israel, either because vention did dot prevent Egypt from joining price to pay to gain Islamic sympatlties. of their own financial interests or the Soviets, until its defeat by Israel in 1967. H ere I strongly disagree with President a larger globalist agenda that does In other words, Eisenhower's pro· Arab Obama's approach since the US will tlevr:r not include Israel, or for that mat- policy backfired. Eisenhower did not do tltis gain tile sympathy or even tolerance of the ter, the United States as a sover· because he loved Arabs more than Jews, but Muslims, who are bound by their religion to eign nation. because he thought that this was in the best impose it, including its ethics and lifestyle, 'Whatever the reason, the interest of the US. on all humanity. President Ohama, who anti-Israel, pro-Islamist policy President Nixon did not love Jews, as must be familiar witll Islam more than the makers will be appointed or have documented in his diaries, but he did sup· average American, because ofltis upbringing already infIltrated nearly alllevcls port Israel as an American strategic ally in in Indonesia, seems to overlook the intrinsic of the U.S. govemment. TIlese tile Cold war. President Reagan had certain- conBiet between the politicaVideological 3Sw are the people who place anti· ly wanner feelings toward Jews than Presi- pirations of Islam and those of the US. Selniric references in school text· dent Caner, his predecessor, but he did not However, President Obama, was elected books, promote revisionist history need to weigh the national interests of the by a substantial majority of Americans, in· regarding Islam, 9/11, and are the US against those of Israel. eluding 78% of American Jews, and has a same people who allow or even We must remember that the religious· mandate to conduct American economy and promote the Islamic agendas in political goal of all Muslims, not just Iran, social structure according to his ideology. aU aspects of Westem society, es· is to wipe Israel off the map, one way or the T he same is true of his foreign policy, which pecially the restrictions all speech other. In view of this we must understand may lead to tile demise of the State of Israel. against Islam. the policies of President George Bush the I-Ie does this not because he hates Jews, who 'WltI) regard to the latter, note elder, who showed Israel a cold shoulder so seem to love him, but because this is what he tllat the United Nations is quite in- as to maintain his good relationships with feels is best for the US. He was elected presi- volved in forcing the restriction of dle Saudi rulers. This he believed was in the dent of dus country and nor of Israel. 'hate speech' and the implementa- best interest of the US. President Obama seems to overlook that tion of global standards, some that President Clinton may have cared about the religjon.driven illunitigated political have already been adapted by Eu- the entire Arab world, so he made Yas- goal of Islam is world supremacy. The fall ropean nations," noted the source. ser Arafat, the nOtorious arch·terrorist, the of Israel, especially of Jerusalem, into Is· H agmann reports that "the Middle most welcome guest in the "Vhite T -Iouse. lamic hands will give a tremendous boost to East will be the site of 'the coming Clinton probably despised Arafat but pur- radical Islam, and embolden it to attempt to war,' and Israel will be at its epi- sued a policy that he perceived to be in the subjugate the US "T he Great Satan." The center. ]f we swvive as a nation, best national interest of the US. Muslims will interpret the conquest ofJ eru· the U.S. will not be on the side of President GW Bush may have admired salem as a divine proof of the superiority of righteousness in this war, instead the achievements of the J ewish state, which Islam over J udaism and Christiartity. TItis is turning our back to . or our guns by the end of the Cold War in 1991 lost pan the eminent danger for ""'estern civilization against - our only true friend in of its strategic value to the US; therefore, inherent in Obama's current Middle East tile Middle East - Israel," he said. he succumbed to Arab pressure to create a policies. new Judenrein Arab state west of the River They say that the road to hell is paved J ordan. GWB must have known, especially with noble intentions. This may be true. after tile Gaza experience, that creation of tltis non-viable Arab "state" is just a stage " in the eventual liquidation of Israel by the Mlcm.I ....,,""'. PhD, h. ","of....,. fn tho of Mod;.;""., ,n" Un;..,.;,y ~ of ,uti . ... Muslims. May - June 2009 · /vnt-Sivall-Tnmmllz 5769 The JmlSl1lem Omnection ¢ Page 11
  11. 11. The Two-State Solution - we've been there before. when the British and French colonial pow- sinker, into the trap, ruling that the PLO By Victor Sharpe ers decided that the Golan H eights, an- had met all three conditions. cient biblical Bashan, should be tom away Almost at the same time the State De- In considering the present hate-fest from the Palestine Mandate and given to partment was certifying PLO compliance, against Israel and the growing chorus of the F rench occupiers of Syria. Arafat, speaking in Arabic to his Arab sup- demands for a "Two-State Solution" to the Israel has been reconstituted, in pan:, porters, reassured them tllat the PLOs Israel-Palestinian canllier, it is instructive within its ancestral and biblical lands since diplomatic maneuvers were merely part to go back to the year 1922. 1948 but is still faced with the existential of a phased approach to the liquidation of What the world conveniently forgets, threat of genocide at the hands of the Mus- Israel. or is ignorant of, is that the reborn Jewish Lim and Arab world. Israel is administering Arafat was speaking to Muslims in a homeland had previously been dismem- the so-called West Bank, which it liberated mosque in South Africa wherein he indi- bered while still in the womb by Great from Jordanian Arab occupation during its cated that they should not worry. H e had Britain in 1922. defensive J Wle, 1967 Six Day War. no intention ofhonocing any peace agree- Britain had conquered the territory TheJewish state, reduced to a tiny sliver ment with me J ews and mentioned cile known as Palestine in 1917118 and had of land smaller than New Jersey, and ever T reaty of H udabiyya. liberated Jerusalem in 1917 from a four obliged through international pressure to That treaty, which Mohammed, the hundred year old Turkish Ottoman oc- take risks by agreeing to "land for peace" fmUlde r of [slam, made in the 7th cen- cupation. At the San Rema Conference in but never, ever receiving peace, is faced tury with a non-Muslim tribe was violated 1920, the League of Nations gave Britain with the relentless continuation of the plan by him as soon as he fel t forces strong the Mandate of the geographical territory to divide up again what remains of Eretz enough to defeat the other party to the known as Palestine. Yisrael, the Land of Israel, by now tearing agreement. Arafat's Muslim audience im- But in 1922, the British Colonial Of- away its biblical and ancestral heartland. mediately understood that Mohanuned's fice headed by Wmston Churchill bad J udea and Samaria, known throughout precedent applies to all and every agree- arbitrarily abrogated the promises made the world by its J ordanian Arab name, the ment signed by Muslims with non-Mus- by Britain under the Balfour Declaration "Vest Bank, is the precious territol)' the lims; those whom they call "infidels." of November 2, 1917. Lord Balfour, the world wants to give to a fraudulent people Arafat was the worlds arch terrorist and British Foreign Secretary, had pledged that who call themselves Palestinians in order leading exponent of the PLO's two-phase Britain would create in MandatoI)' Pales- to create a fraudulent state to be called strategy to first grab whatever territory it tine a Jewish National Home. Palestine. No such independent, sovereign could from a naive Israel, thus reducing is- At that time, the territory of the Pales- state has ever existed throughout history - rael to indefensible borders, and then from tine Mandate extended far beyond dIe Riv- certainly not as an Arab state. its new base, continue its assault on what er J ordan - as far as the western boundary Land for peace and the Two-State solu- little remained of the J ewish st,1te. of another new entity carved out in Meso- tion are combined in a deathly embrace to The creation firs t of a Palestinian state potamia by Britain from the old Ottoman force Israel into agreeing to pennit within in the West Bank and Gaza was Arafat's Empire --. lraq. its very borders the creation of such an old strategy, now fully employed by the 50- The British government however broke Arab terror state; the 23rd Arab state. called moderate leader of the Palestinian its promise by tearing away all of the Man- In 1989, the U.S. State D epartment set Authority; Holocaust denier and terrorist date territory east of the River J ordan and three conditions for dealing with Yasser in a suit, Mahmoud Abbas. giving it to the Arab Hashemite tribe. This Arafat and his Palestine Liberation Orga- Fast forward twenty years from 1989 area constituted four fifths of the original nization: recognition of Israel, acceptance to now and the same State Department is Palestine Mandate, some 35,000 square of U.N. Resolution 242 and renunciation pressing Israel to make catastrophic con- nilles. of terrorism. cessions to the same PLO wlder its present J ews were immediately forbidden to live Predictably, the PLO did none of these incarnation, the Palestinian Authority. within dIe new Arab territory. It became in three. Instead it used the lexicon of the But the latest Secretary of State, Hill- effect, judenrein (the Nazi German word Arab bazaar into bamboozling a procession ary Clinton, has made it an article of faith for the elimination of J ews from a lerri- of U.S officials into believing it was ago- to relentlessly push for a Palestinian state tory) Arab style. nizing over surrender to American diktats. that will inevitably be hostile to Israel, built Then, in 1923, an additional dismem- Of course it was doing no such clling, but upon the very ancestral and biblical heart- berment of the J ewish homeland occurred the State Department fell, hook, line and land of ancient Israel: Judea and Samaria Page 12 * ThtJt17lsaltmComm:tioll May - June 2009 • lvat-Sivan-Tnm1l11lz 5769
  12. 12. (the West Bank). Nothing has changed since 1989. Mah- moud Abbas, the current leader of Fatah and the C hainnan of the Palestinian Au- 1 Till"'( TH~ oNtI' thority, may have altered the harsh rheto- l,P.S1iNG solOlio", IS ric of hostility towards Israel but the PLO A1INO SfATE rEACf ol>lE SlATE ON charter still declares, "Palestine stretches from the Mediterranean to the Jordan w..1-I ... ~ARS AliI:> T~f oTlifR River" and it vows "elimination of Zionism 5TA1E ON PLuTo. in Palestine." This means the total destruc- tion of the embattled Jewish state. In an article titled "Peace as a Strategic Option," in the April, 2008 edition of the New English Review, Hugh Fitzgerald stated that; "Abbas for his pan, has always been a weak leader, and he and his other Fatah warlords are seen, cor- rectly, as willing to mouth certain • phrases for the Americans - we choose peace. But Abbas never fails to add another phrase, which signals clearly to Arab audiences that Hud- abiyya is the model; Hudabiyya the aim as a strategic option. "The Americans never under- stand what that phrase means. It is a little puzzling or troubling, SO better for them, and for the peace-process, not to think about it, much less dis- cuss it." Arafat always reaffirmed the goal of the gard for Israeli suffering and an increasing- seeS douds in the sky. H e waits until he is [vo phase strategy whereby whatever land ly tranSparent favoring of tile Palestituans. drenched and catches pneumonia." Israel gave away would form a Palestinian P resident Obama and his advisors also ap- Jabotittsky was later to have his heart state from which to launch the next phase: pear to be pushing the Saudi peace plan, broken as European Jewry rejected his im- the destruction of Israel. We all see what which is inimical to Israel's security. passioned warnings of their inuninent ex- has happened in Gaza - a horror that will In return for Israel's physical and tan- termination at the hands of Nazi Germany. Wldoubtedly be repeated within J udea and gible concessions it is now understood, by T he Nazi leaders euphelnistically called Samaria. all who have eyes to see, that the Jewish their planned and systematic genocide tile A few months later the head of the state never receives anything at all in return Final Solution. Tbat is what the Two-State PLO's political department said tllat, from the Arabs. Solution euphemism also ponends. " .. we shall pitch our tent in those places "Land for Peace," whereby Israel gives As Fitzgerald states, " ... one can try now which our bullets can reach ... tIus tent away its biblical lands to the Arabs yet this, and now that. One can fly about, con- shall tIlen form the base from which we never receives peace, is as ruinous for the ducting shuttle diplomacy. One can force shall later pursue tile next phase." J ewish state as for the thirsty soul lost in this tangible concession out of the Israelis, The question must be asked, what are the desert who is led to ultimate doom by and now that one, in exchange, as always, Israel's options as Seeretary Clinton pur- an illnsory mirage. Concessions lead down for pronuses, only promises, and the state- sues her determined assault upon Israel's a one way street, which only the Israeli car ment - deeply disturbing - that 'we have security and President Ohama courts Iran drives upon. It is a roadmap to national sui- chosen peace as a strategic option.' and the Arab states whjle growing ever cide; the proof gained painfully from previ- "Or one can do sometlling else. One cooler to Israel? ous concessions. can look steadily and whole at those texts Apart from the J ewish state's spiritual, 1 am reminded of the words spoken by and tenets of Islam, and read what tile physical, and historic patrimony in the Max Nordau, aJ ewish philosopher and Zi- scholars say about treaty-making belWeen land, the security risks that Clinton impos- crust leader. H e was speaking to perhaps Muslims and non-Muslims. es by demanding that Israel maintain fewer the greatest Zionist of aU time, Vladimir "The indispensable understanding of and fewer checkpoints to protect Israeli ci- "Ze'ev" JabotinsJ...y the relevant doctrines can be found in Ma- vilians from Palestinian terror attacks are Nordau said, " ... the Jew learns not by jid Khadduri's War and Peace in Islam,' unbearable. way of reason but from catastrophes. H e It also patencly exhibits her total disre- won't buy an umbrella merely because he See Two-State. _" May - JWle 2009 · 1vat-SiVlln-TI11117JlltZ 5769 Tbe ]erurakm COllnectioll (:I Page 13
  13. 13. The Origins of the Dead ~a Scrolls claims to have spent time with the Essenes Vaux had died before he completed a fi- By Shelley Neese personally. In his writings, Josephus goes nal report from his Qumran excavations. into great detail about the Essenes' initia- Scholars, tasked with cataloguing and pub- T he discov- tion processes, purity rituals, finances, and lishing de Vaux's material, rerumed to the ery of the even toilet habits. The communal prac- archeological record 011 Qwnran to take first Dead tices Josephus describes, like the pooling a second look at the findings. What they Se:I Scrolls in 1947 of personal property, seem to match the determined, rightly or wrongly, is that marked the begin- requirements laid out in the Crml'l1J,7mity the original excavations failed to establish ning of a new era Rule, one of the most popular manuscripts a concrete link between Qumran and the in Biblical scholar- in the Dead Sea collection. The Dfl71111SC11S scrolls. For example, no scrolls or pieces of ship. The scrolls DOC1lment, another common manuscript at scrolls were fOWld at Qumran. Out of 900 predated the oldest Qumran, depicts a strict interpretation of ··scrolls and scroll fragments, nowhere men- Shelley Neese known copies of the religious law that matches what we !mow tioned is the term ~Essene" or the name of _ _'---_ _ _ _ Hebrew Bible by to be true of the Essenes, as opposed to the any other known Jewish sect. A5 for Jose- a thousand years. Pharisees or Sadducees. phus, he says the Essenes lived in towns all They outlined the messianic hopes, pro- Pliny the Elder, an ancient Roman ge- over Israel but never specifically mentions phetic interpretations, apocalyptic beliefs, ographer, mentions the location of the Es- Qunmm as an &sene center. Further, ex- and strict conununal practices of a Jewish senes in his book NaturalHistory (77 A.D.). cavations revealed an insufficient number community unlike either the Pharisees or He describes the Essenes living at a nec- of private dwellings at Qwman for a place Sadducees, the twO most well-known sects essary distance "to the west of the D ead assumed to house a religious community. of the Second Temple period. After a half Sea," above the town of Ein Gedi. Pliny's Professor Norman Golb of the Uni- century more of archeological excavation description seems to correspond with versity of Chicago is the mOSt ardent dis- and scroll study one glaring question re- Qumran's location. senter from the wene theory. Golb thinks mains unanswered: oVho wrote the Dead Aspects of Qumran's architecture also too many J ewish viewpoints and textual Sea ScroUs? seemed to fit what an ascetic group focused traditions are represented in the Dead Sea Ahnost inmlcdiately, the scrolls were on community and cleanliness would need. Scrolls to say this is the work of just one associated widl Qumran, an area of ruins In the ruins, there are at least eight stepped group. He also notes dlat a small sectarian Dcar the Dead Sea. Out of 11 caves, six are pools, identified as 11Iikvnhs, a necessity for community would not have possessed such within a quarter mile of Qumran. The cave the E.ssenes' ritual purity laws. In the ex- a large library. The community would have which stored the largest cache of scrolls is cavations, a pantry was discovered with tall unlikely contained the number of scribes just 500 yards from the ruins. In addition, stacks of plates and bowls, pointing to the sufficient to produce so many manuscripts. Jodi Magness, a University of North Caro- existence of communal meals, an impor- Golb thinks many different groups wrote lina professor, identifies another connec- tant observance for Essenes according to the scrolls, which he supposes were re- tion between Ql1ITlnln and the scroUs; the Josephus. 'TIveive hundred ancient graves moved from Jerusalem libraries during the same peculiar type of pottery jars that con- lie near Qumran; a small portion of these Roman war. Jews fleeing the Roman forces tained the scrolls was excavated at Qwn- were Wlearthed in the 1950s. All the corps- between 66 and 73 AD. went to Qumran ran. Excavations also revealed several ink es received a strict religious burial, and - a days walk - and hid the scrolls in caves wells-a rare find at comparable sites from most were male, aligning with the thought for safekeeping. The problem with Golb's this period and potential evidence that at that the Esscnes of Qumran were a celibate theory lies in the opinions of the sectarian least some occupants were scribes. Ac- aU-male cotnlnWlity. scrolls' authors, who write about a deep cording to this logic, the Dead Sea Scrolls For three decades, the question of who hostility toward the groups controlling the must have made up a permanent library for wrote the scrolls seemed to be settled. Bib- Temple and who do not express the views the inhabitants of Qumran. But who were lical scholars widely accepted that Essenes of mainstream J udaism at the time. Qumran's residents? occupied Qumran, and that these occu- Two established Israeli archaeologists, From the outset, academics believed pants owned the scrolls. This theory fell in Yuvai Peleg and Yitzhak Magen - the most Qumran was a branch of the Essene move- line with the conclusions ofPere Roland de recent to excavate Qumran - propose the ment, a sect of Jews who separated them- Vaux, a French archeologist who in 1951- site was just a pottery factory that had selves from the leadership of the Second 1956 was the &Stto excavate Qumran pro- nothing to do with the Essenes. They say Temple and practiced a snicter form ofJu- fessionally. the scrolls came from the sectarian librar- daism than their religious contemporaries. By the late 1980s, however, cracks in ies ofJewish refugees under Roman threat. The first-century J ewish historian Josephus the Essene theory began to emerge. De Peleg and Magen recognize the pottery Page 14 (I TheJerusalem Cmmenion May - June 2009· [val-Sivan- Ttmrmll~ 5769