The Only Issue Propaganda Enjoys Sabotaging More than the Trump Administration: Israel’s Place in the World

“When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


It’s been a while and thought it was about time I finally wrote down the only valid information you can find on the internet today– regarding the middle eastern conflict. These are arguments formulated from pure statistics, evidence of statistics sources, actual politics compared and contrasted between Israel and its allies, and first-hand witness accounts of the situation. Read with an open mind for the light to shine through or you will forever remain in the darkness.

Respectfully,

KBM

 © Karen Ben Moyal, 5/16/2018


Part I: Introduction

Since its re-establishment in 1948, Israel has had a special relationship with the United States. The alliance is based on shared values and mutual interests. Both nations are democracies with expanding free market economies. Each supports world-class science and view modern technology as the key to their future. Many Israeli students, scientists, and businessmen receive their advanced training in the U.S. (and vice versa), giving them a common culture and language. Cooperation between the two countries at all levels has become routine, and collaborations in biotechnology, strategic cooperation, agriculture, education, and counterterrorism are no exception. Historically, out of all American foreign aid that has been transferred or streamed from the U.S. into other countries worldwide, Israel has always had a unique role in aiding themselves with regards to mutual benefits and outstanding, unprecedented initiatives taken once the reborn State of Israel had stabilized itself. These Israeli initiatives will be described in this analysis to debunk all the false propaganda surrounding a misunderstood situation on all accounts, that of which seeks to destroy the same democratic agenda America currently wishes to pursue. This paper will describe and explain the benefits that both the U.S. and Israel receive from merely being in a balanced relationship with one another, and why Israel has every right to defend itself with the help of its American allies.

Part II: Analysis

            To begin proving the first claim made in the thesis, we must go back and forth in time to expand a general understanding of Israeli and U.S. efforts since the day that Israel was reborn in 1948. Contrary to what so many Americans are told and what the U.S. mainstream media has caused so many Americans to believe, (on both sides of the political spectrum), is one or more of the popular myths encompassing the misinterpreted logic that, “American foreign aid being sent to Israel is either uncalled for, not needed, or just flat out unjustified/unbalanced, in comparison to how the rest of U.S. foreign aid is spent.” These false assumptions have no substance, and can be easily disproved when one looks deeper into genuine statistics, policies, and government spending on both the U.S. and Israeli sides. Combined with a clear depiction of how U.S. foreign aid is treated and traded with other nation-states receiving these funds near home or abroad, one will soon realize that Israel has given the U.S. the greatest amount of benefits, more so than much wealthier and more developed countries, than any other nation in U.S. history.

Israel’s Bold Initiative to Reduce U.S. Aid (1996) [1]

In July of 1996, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to begin reducing American economic aid while becoming more “economically self-sufficient.”[2] Before a joint meeting of Congress, Bibi Netanyahu originally stated that, “there can be no greater tribute to America’s long standing economic aid to Israel than for us to be able to say we are going to achieve economic independence.” [3] According to recent meetings between Israeli Administration and U.S. Congress, Israel is now prepared to deliver on this commitment, and has come up with an outline to restore and advance a road paved toward economic independence. The major features of this plan can be found at the link provided. [4] American economic assistance has been essential in this process of enlightening and stabilizing Israel’s economy. Congressional supporters of aid can share in the achievements by which American economic assistance has been fundamental in the process of Israel’s economic prosperity. In stabilizing and educating these advancements towards Israel’s economic independence, its national security requirements are growing. That is why the Israeli proposals described seek not only to eliminate economic aid– but to refocus the remaining aid to meeting its military needs. This will be essential if Israel is to maintain its qualitative military edge (QME), a cornerstone of American foreign policy.  For example, Israel has just begun taking delivery of new F-15 aircraft which cost $100 million apiece, much more expensive than aircraft previously purchased from the U.S. Israel needs these advanced jets because of their range and capability of striking far beyond its borders. One can read in further detail about how this Israeli initiative was designed to gain economic independence. While creating a shift in funds of remaining U.S. foreign aid to go towards rising national security concerns and military needs that will in turn boost American interests, a simultaneous lift to ease the security burdens currently being imposed upon Israel’s neighboring counties in the Middle East will occur. As the text states, “Since countries such as Iran, Iraq and Libya are importing and developing their own advanced weaponry, a partial shift of U.S. economic to military aid is critical not only to Israel’s security but to defending American interests in the Middle East as well. As another crisis with Iraq nears, and Iran continues its missile program unabated, a strong Israel remains good for America.[5] This statement is especially truer than ever in the current state of world crisis, this bond must remain unbroken for reasons that will be explained further in the coming paragraphs within this analysis.

Strategic Cooperation[6]

Since President Harry Truman, the United States and Israel have had a special relationship, which has evolved over time into a web of academic, military, economic, bureaucratic and personal connections at the local, state and federal levels. Up until the mid-1960s, State Department and Pentagon officials argued that, “Israel did not need American arms because it was strong enough to defend itself (as evidenced by the Suez campaign) and had access to arms elsewhere. Officials also worried that the Arabs would be alienated and provoked to ask the Soviets and Chinese for weapons that would stimulate a Middle East arms race.” [7] Israel’s overwhelming victory over the combined Arab forces in 1967 caused this view to be overturned. The following year in 1968, the United States sold Israel sophisticated planes, also known as Phantom jets, for the very first time. As a result of Israeli efforts, Washington began shifting its Middle East policy from seeking a balance of forces to ensuring Israel reaped its earned placement as having an official qualitative military edge (QME) over its enemies. Israel later proved its value in 1970 when the United States asked for help in bolstering Hussein’s regime. Israel’s willingness to aid Amman, and movement of troops to the Jordanian border, persuaded Syria to withdraw the tanks it had sent into Jordan to support PLO forces during Black September. In addition, the Soviets knew that all the squadron leaders of the Sixth Fleet landed in Israel to coordinate activities.  In addition, by the early 1970s, it had become clear that no Arab state could or would contribute to Western defense in the Middle East. The Baghdad Pact had long ago expired, and the regimes friendly to the United States were weak reeds in the region compared to the anti-Western forces in Egypt, Syria and Iraq. Even after Egypt’s reorientation following the signing of its peace treaty with Israel, the United States did not count on any Arab government for military assistance.  The Carter Administration began to implement a form of strategic cooperation (it was not referred to as such) by making Israel eligible to sell military equipment to the United States. The willingness to engage in limited, joint military endeavors was viewed by President Carter as a means of rewarding Israel for “good behavior” in peace talks with Egypt.

Prior to his election, President Reagan had written: “Only by full appreciation of the critical role the State of Israel plays in our strategic calculus can we build the foundation for thwarting Moscow’s designs on territories and resources vital to our security and our national well-being.” Strategic cooperation became a major focus of the U.S.-Israel relationship when Ronald Reagan entered office. Reagan’s view culminated in the November 30, 1981, signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on “strategic cooperation.” “On November 29, 1983, a new agreement was signed creating the Joint Political-Military Group (JPMG) and a group to oversee security assistance, the Joint Security Assistance Planning Group (JSAP). The JPMG was originally designed to discuss means of countering threats posed by increased Soviet involvement in the Middle East. It has placed increasing emphasis, however, on bilateral concerns about the proliferation of chemical weapons and ballistic missiles.” [8] “The JSAP was formed in response to Israel’s economic crisis in the mid¬1980s. It is a binational group that meets annually in Washington to examine Israel’s current and future military procurement requirements. It also formulates plans for the allocation of U.S. Foreign Military Sales credits in light of current threat assessments and U.S. budgetary capabilities.” [9] Further, President Reagan signed another MOU in 1988, which encompassed all prior agreements and institutionalized the strategic relationship.  The U.S. had prepositioned equipment in Israel by the end of Reagan’s term. Moreover, they began co-development of the Arrow Anti-Tactical Ballistic Missile, regularly held joint training exercises, and were invested in a host of other cooperative military aspirations.  

Since then, U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation has continued to grow. Today, these strategic ties are stronger than ever. To cite a few examples from the official statistics recorded in the Jewish Virtual Library: “1) In 2017; the United States and Israel formed a bilateral working group to fight cyber-attacks. 2) Israeli-based Elbit systems and their subsidiaries were awarded a $50 million contract by the U.S. Navy in April 2017, to supply helmet displays and tracker systems for the MH-60S helicopters.  3) Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems and it’s U.S. counterpart Elbit Systems of America LLC announced on February 16, 2016, that they signed an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide and maintain mortar fire control systems for the U.S. Army.  The contract, worth $102 million , is to be completed over a 5-year period. 4) The United States announced an investment of $120 million in Israel anti-tunneling technology on February 3, 2016. Later that week IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot spoke at a press conference, where he confirmed that nearly 100 engineering vehicles were currently working at the border to identify and destroy Hamas tunnels. “We are doing a lot, but many of [the things we do] are hidden from the public. We have dozens, if not a hundred, engineering vehicles on the Gaza border,” Eisenkot said. Israeli officials briefed U.S. security personnel on their anti-tunneling activities in early May 2016, and made plans to share their anti-tunnel technology with the United States for use on the US-Mexico border. 5) The Pentagon awarded a $25 million contract for a portable, stair-climbing, bomb-detecting robot to Israeli startup Roboteam in December 2015. These bots are deployed in various situations are are used for foil terrorists, identify and safely dispose of explosive devices, and generally keep ground troops safer. The robots are designed in Israel but manufactured in Bethesda, Maryland. 6) Israel Military Industries and U.S. based Raytheon were awarded with a Pentagon contract to develop and manufacture GPS guided mortar shells in December 2015. This contract was allegedly worth $98 million. 7). Jewish security personnel from four U.S. cities (Cleveland, Memphis, Detroit and Kansas City) joined Israeli police officers in a tour of Israel during November 2015, to examine the safety and security procedures used by Israelis. The Security Directors for Montreal’s Jewish Community, a representative from the New Jersey State Police, and a senior Department of Homeland Security official also participated in the tour. This trip was organized by the Secure Community Network, affiliated with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). 8). In the wake of the Iran agreement’s implementation, in October 2015 U.S. officials announced that they were planning to increase military aid to Israel by $1 billion, on top of the $3.1 billion in military aid Israel already receives annually from the U.S. Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon held meetings with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter during late October and early November 2015, during which they further discussed the aid package being offered to Israel. 9). The U.S. approved $40 million in June 2015 for a joint project with the Israeli government aimed at addressing the threat of cross-border attack/smuggling tunnels. 10). U.S. diplomats reported in 2014 that Israel was assisting in the fight against the Islamic State by providing the United States with intelligence information, including lists of Westerners who have joined ISIS. Israel has also provided vital intelligence in the form of drones flying over ISIS territory. This information is then used to carry out air strikes and plan coordinated attacks. 11). Because of its strategic location and its unquestionable reliability as an ally, the U.S. has found Israel to be an ideal place for training, maintenance, and prepositioning of material and supplies. 12). More than 300 Department of Defense personnel travel to Israel every month. 13). Joint military exercises are regularly held. Israel has had more extensive naval exercises with the U.S. than any other country in the Middle East and has conducted training exchanges with special American anti¬terrorist forces. 14). Israel’s Haifa port has routinely been declared to be the best and most cost-effective facility of its kind in the region by senior Navy officials. Haifa receives approximately 40 U.S. Navy ships each year, hosting thousands of U.S. sailors and Marines. 15). Israel also makes other facilities available to the U.S. including hospitals, training areas, and bombing ranges in the Negev Desert. And most important, Israel is the only country in the area that the U.S. can truly rely on to provide open and unhindered access to its ports and facilities. 16). A Joint Anti-Terrorism Working Group has been created. 17). A direct hotline was established between the Pentagon and the Israeli Defense Ministry. 18). A study found that Israel can help the United States in 13 of the 21 critical technological areas that the Pentagon has identified as vital to keeping American defenses strong. The U.S. continues to fund the research and development of Israeli weapons systems and military equipment including the Arrow missile, the Tactical High Energy Laser, the Barak ship self-defense missile system, Reactive Armor Tiles, Crash-Attenuating Seats, the Have-Nap missile and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. 19). In early 1997, Israel linked up to the U.S. missile warning satellite system, which will provide Israel with real-time warning if a missile is launched against it.” [10]

Aside from establishing Israel as a pure and existing ally of the United States, U.S.-Israeli strategic cooperation agreements also institutionalized military to military contacts, sent a message to the Arabs that America was not afraid to risk upsetting them, and shifted at least part of the focus of relations with Israel from Congress to the Executive Branch as well.  Following talks with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in November 2015, the U.S. Defense Secretary stated, “I hesitate to make invidious comparisons, but if you’re making comparisons to, say, the European legacy arms (industry), the guys who have made the tanks and planes and ships in Europe, they’ve been very slow to come out of the industrial age. The Israelis you will find to be more clever and more innovative.” [11] Carter referenced the Israeli solution to taking care of dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and said that there was, “no question that lives were saved as a consequence of their (the Israelis) help.” [12] At least six changes adopted by the U.S. military were prompted by Israeli combat experiences, these include: “1) decreased use of searchlights; 2) increased use of thermal sights for night fighting; 3) greater use of tanks and armored personnel carriers (APCs) in tandem; 4) improvements in command, control, and communications; 5) use of electronic warfare in reconnaissance units; and 6) enhanced air-to-air missiles and electronic countermeasures. Several of these were used with great success in Operation Desert Storm.” [13]

States Build Bridges to Israel (Texas) [14]

The U.S.-Israel relationship is based on the twin pillars of shared values and mutual interests. Given this commonality of interests and beliefs, it should not be surprising that support for Israel is one of the most pronounced and consistent foreign policy values of the American people. It is more difficult to devise programs that capitalize on the two nations’ shared values than their security interests; nevertheless, such programs do exist. In fact, such Shared Value Initiatives cover a broad range of areas, including the environment, science and technology, education and health. Many states have recognized the opportunity for realizing significant benefits by seeking to increase trade with Israel. Texas is one of 33 states that have cooperative agreements with Israel. A milestone in formalizing the relationships between Israelis and Americans at the state and local level was reached in 1984. To promote mutually beneficial projects between the Texas Department of Agriculture and Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture, the Texas-Israel Exchange [15] was created. Ever since 1984, the District of Columbia and at least thirty-two other states have signed agreements with Israel to increase cooperation in activities of particular interest to individual states.  In 2012, Texas exported nearly $1 billion worth of manufacturing goods to Israel. Since 1996, Texas exports to Israel have totaled more than $11.7 billion and Israel now ranks as Texas’s 4th leading trade partner. With New York leading the way with $1.1 billion in exports, financial benefits from bilateral agreements with Israel have become substantial considering that a total of 15 states exported at least $100 million to Israel in 1995, with N.Y. and three others exporting more than $500 million. Further, in 2012, Texas received more than $118 million in foreign military financing (FMF) for US military aid to Israel. Among many other improvements, countries across the globe have agreed upon the strengthening of ties regarding state-to-state concerns and Israel is certainly a place where potential business and trade partners can be found.  Within the realms of Israeli and individual state trade, culture, tourism, and research, however, it can also be a source, however, for innovative programs and ideas for addressing problems facing the citizens of Texas. Some of which include the “BSF” science grant and “BARD” agriculture initiative. [16]

U.S.-Israel Binational Foundations: Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

The United States and Israel’s Binational Science Foundation (BSF) was first established by the American and Israeli governments in 1972 with the intentions of becoming a grant-awarding institution that promotes research cooperation between scientists from the U.S. and Israel. BSF-sponsored studies have been highly successful in achieving their two main goals. The first goal sets out to strengthen the U.S.-Israel partnership through science, and the second goal aims to promote world-class scientific research for the benefit of the 2 countries and all mankind. Since its inception, BSF has awarded over $480 million through more than 4,000 grants in 45 states and the District of Columbia. “The University of Texas SW Medical Center, University of Texas, University of Houston, Texas Tech, Rice, Texas A&M and Baylor Medical School are among the Texas institutions that have shared nearly $7.3 million with counterparts in Israel through grants awarded by BSF since 1996 alone.” [17]Additionally, University of Houston chemist Wayne Rabalais has received several BSF grants since 1996. Rabalais (UH) stated, “I was interested in collaborating with Lifshitz in Israel and he had a good background and wanted to work with us. He spent one and a half years working with us in Texas and comes back about once a year.” Rabalais added, “We met at a meeting and after talking saw that we had a common interest and decided to develop a joint proposal. I have had a very positive experience and think that the collaboration has helped because we have slightly different expertise so we make different contributions. There is no doubt that we’ve accomplished more together than we would have alone.” [18] In 2010, US Senator Kristen Gillibrand advocated for continued and strengthened U.S. support of the BSF and the two other binational funds between the US and Israel (one in agriculture and one in industrial research and development). Gillibrand affirmed these beliefs in stating to her colleagues, “US-Israel collaboration and the work of foundations such as… BSF, have had a lasting and fundamental impact on our countries’ economics and relationship.” [19]

Conclusion

Israel and the United States share worldly burdens and challenges as each nation fights to maintain its citizens’ economic independence and protect the human rights of individuals’ through laws implemented to guarantee freedom. Moreover, the United States and Israel share the strongest and most miscalculated bond ever carried on throughout the history of nations. The recognition of these shared values has been a consistent theme in statements by American Presidents ever since Truman. Although, the mutual admiration between Israel and the United States should in no way be considered a recent phenomenon. The profound influence of Jewish tradition on America’s Founding Fathers can be seen in the Constitution of the United States. Such influence should come as no surprise given John Adams’ view expressed in a letter to Thomas Jefferson: “I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilize man than any other nation.” [20] The number of Jews hired by the Trump Administration are just one example of vital proof that the Trump Presidency plans to preserve and defend future strategies, government plans towards strong economic, academic, and strategic ties between the two democratic nations.  [21] However, in securing the safety of their citizens and allies abroad, Israeli-U.S. ties must ignore the threat of common miscalculations projected onto the public through propaganda. Instead, Israeli-U.S. functions must gear their efforts towards strengthening the national security. Domestically, they must reduce foreign threat within their own borders. Internationally, each nation must secure an umbrella of safety for neighboring regions, as well as their friends abroad, from opposite sides of the globe. Furthermore, Israel and the United States must take extra steps in achieving national accomplishments through the ongoing foundations of joint agreements and former programs created for success. Thus, the symbiotic relationship between the U.S. and Israel was built on the core values that both Israelis and Americans have long shared. Such shared values were founded on democratic ideals and partnerships— which have led to the mutual success of two of the youngest countries in the world.

 Now, it is my turn to ask the opposition, have you been there and seen the claims you are making? Or do you just tend to swallow and regurgitate the BS of others who also do not have a clue what they are talking about ? Do your fake news sources even have to work at all to convince you they know all and see all? Or do you just hate Jews like the rest of Israel’s neighbors and the uninformed anti-sematic brigade?

 *FACT: Israeli Jewish and Arab doctors and nurses ensure that terrorists brought to Israeli hospitals receive the same world-class medical care as their victims. We never hear about it of course, because, why would we expect the truth from these clowns anymore? Journalism is dead. Here is one example/instance of how one Israeli “lady” gets treated by the Israeli army in Gaza, to show you what these people get in return for their efforts by YOUR occupation of OUR Gaza Strip that we GAVE UP TO YOU and your brothers for PEACE: A few months ago, an Israeli woman named Maya Stolero heard reports over the radio that someone had been stabbed outside her office at the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem, she rushed out to help, a routine response by Israelis with medical training. When she found a 15-year-old Palestinian woman with gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk. She had been shot after attempting to stab an Israeli border policeman. What made this case significant is that Stolero’s father was the first Israeli killed when the “stabbing and stonings” started 30 days earlier. When her father’s car was pelted with rocks (which apologists/sympathizers suggest are harmless), it caused him to swerve into an electrical pole. Despite her heartache, Stolero did not hesitate to take action to help save the Palestinian teen’s life. Again, this example is just one of many.

* Fact: It took the Arab propaganda machine decades of persistent, aggressive effort to convince many oblivious individuals – including some world leaders – (who are in on the hoax, Obama = leading advocate)– that Jews illegally occupy Arab land, having “stolen it from Palestinians.” THE ONLY PERIOD IN THE LAST 3,000 YEARS WITHOUT A CONTINUED JEWISH PRESENCE IN THE WEST BANK WAS THE 19 YEARS BETWEEN 1948-1967 WHEN THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT BANNED JEWS FROM LIVING THERE. The Mideast conflict may be complicated to solve, but is quite easily explained:

  1. The Jewish people have an unbroken 4,000-year national history in the land of Israel. Any land has the right to defend themselves.
  2. Never in history has there been an Arab Palestinian State.
  3. The Palestinian movement was founded to annihilate Israel.
  4. The war against Israel is bolstered by anti-Semites in the West.

Some Palestinian-English Translations (for the record): 
– Hudna: strategic ceasefire engineered to rearm for the next battle, in English it is referred to as a “peace agreement.” In the West, we tend to think of a “ceasefire” leading to peace – a Hudna is designed to lead to war.
– Fatwa: Religiously inspired death warrant on the head of an enemy, all Jews living in Israel have a fatwa issued by Hamas leadership.
– Occupation: Term describing a Jewish presence in any of the Land of Israel, including Israeli cities such as Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Hadera; in Western media it is tailored to refer only to the West Bank and Gaza.
– Jihad: The religious struggle to eradicate the Jews from Israel and establish an Islamic society in their stead.

Common Myths Debunked:

1. On Palestine’s true intentions:

The Palestinian movement (PLO) was founded with the express purpose of destroying Israel. The PLO Covenant – adopted in 1964, long before Israel held any disputed territories – calls “to move forward on the path of jihad until complete and final victory is achieved,” i.e. the annihilation of Israel. This view permeates the Palestinian movement: Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah’s “Party of G-d,” and Hamas (acronym for Islamic Resistance Movement) all share the goal of destroying Israel. Mahmoud Abbas’ political party – “Fatah” – is the name of chapter 48 of the Koran which describes Mohammed signing a “peace treaty” as a way to gain leverage and launch an attack. At the root of Palestinian ideology is this “phased plan” to destroy Israel. Palestinian statesman Faisal Husseini described peace agreements with Israel as a Trojan Horse: “If we agree to declare our state over what is now only 22 percent of Palestine, meaning the West Bank and Gaza – our ultimate goal is [still] the liberation of all historical Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] sea, even if this means that the conflict will last for another thousand years or for many generations.” It is cheap to talk about peace, and dangerously emboldens those who lack true commitment to peace. Genuine Arab-Israeli conciliation will require genuine peace partners – not conniving perpetrators planning to liquidate Israel in stages.

2. On the UN:
UN Logic = Singles Israel out as the only country in the ENTIRE world that discriminates against women. This is mind boggling because when you actually USE logic you’ll discover that there is only one place in the middle east that grants their supreme court to women, the ONLY judiciary system in the middle east in which an Arab woman, male, Jew, Hindu, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ person, etc. may have the right to vote and the right to a fair trial. Only ONE tiny state in the ENTIRE region allows the virtues that come with freedom of speech,
right to assembly, equality under the law, etc….

==> And that place is the State of Israel. <==

3. On Israel’s Excessive Restraint/Compromises for Peace:

Israel is facing a serious threat — Palestinian gunmen have repeatedly fired at civilians and soldiers from hospitals, mosques and schools, using humans as shields and ambulances to transport weaponry.
b. Though the intifada has heaped violence upon Israel, there have been, on average, less than one person injured per Palestinian riot. Israel is currently training 26 other countries in technology it has created to minimize injury in crowd and riot control situations.
c. During “Black September” in Jordan in 1970, 2,500 Palestinian rioters were killed in 10 days by the Jordanian army. In 1993, UN Peacekeeping troops justified the killing of almost 100 Somalis by noting that, “Everyone on the ground in the vicinity was a combatant because they meant to do us harm.”
d. In April 2002, IDF ground forces went door-to-door to target known terrorists in Jenin, rather than use artillery or carpet bomb the city from above. Israel put its own troops at risk and lost 23 of its own soldiers because of this concern to not injure the innocent among its enemies. 
e. Israel signed independent peace treaties with Egypt (1979) and Jordan (1994), each time giving away either land, oil, settlements, or strategic military advantage to achieve a peaceful agreement.
f. Israel gave the Palestinian Authority land, money, weapons, training, and intelligence, all in the hope that the PA would reciprocate with an end to terror and incitement.
g. The very formula “Land for Peace” indicates that Arabs compromise for what they want most — land, while Israel compromises for what it wants most — peace.
h. In 1917, 1937, 1947, 1956, 1979, and 1993 Israeli leaders established a pattern of accepting the handover of land in exchange for peace agreements with its Arab neighbors.

4. On the 4,000-year Jewish connection:

The only independent sovereign nations to ever exist in the Land of Israel were the two ancient Jewish commonwealths, the second of which was destroyed in 70 of the common era.
b. For 4,000 years, Jews have expressed the desire to return to their ancestral homeland: at the Passover Seder, the Yom Kippur service, in daily prayer, in the blessing after meals, under the wedding canopy, on the yearly day of national mourning Tisha B’Av, and by placing Israeli soil in the coffin of their deceased.
c. Even after exile, Jews managed to keep a continual presence of Jewish communities in such cities as Jerusalem, Tzfat, Tiberias, Shechem, and Hebron.
d. Centuries before the inception of Islam, Jews were yearning to return to Israel, and the Koran itself records this in many suras (chapters), such as 17:7, 17:104, and 5:21 that tells the Jews to “enter into the Holy Land which Allah has assigned to you.”
e. Jerusalem has been central to Judaism since biblical times when it was made the eternal spiritual capital of the Jewish people.
f. Jews have been the majority in Jerusalem since 1840, and there has been a continual Jewish presence in Jerusalem since the destruction of the Temple in the year 70 of the common era.
g. Jerusalem is for everyone only when it is in Israeli control.

My advice for you is to go read the laws and implemented policies for each country. Also — you can always get the truth straight from the source — listen to the speeches of both countries political leaders, watch their actions, how each country treats their people as well as their neighbors. Not to mention, those who govern Palestine are leaders of a terrorist organization. If this doesn’t give you some insight, idk what will. Salam to you. ✌️

[1] U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel: Israel’s Bold Initiative to Reduce U.S. Aid: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/israel-s-bold-initiative-to-reduce-u-s-aid-1996. Jewish Virtual Library: © 1998 – 2017 American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

[6] U.S.-Israel Relations: Strategic & Military Cooperation. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/u-s-israel-strategic-and-military-cooperation.

[7] Ibid.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Ibid.

[10] U.S.-Israel Relations: A Special Alliance, Under Section ‘Strategic Cooperation’: Mitchell Bard. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/u-s-israel-a-special-alliance

[11] Ibid.

[12]  Ibid.

[13] Israeli Participation in Gulf War: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-gulf-war#4

[14]State-to-State Cooperation: Texas and Israel:  http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/texas-israel-cooperation

[15]

[16] State-to-State Cooperation: Texas and Israel: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/texas-israel-cooperation#partners

[17] State-to-State Cooperation: Texas and Israel, Scientific Innovation:  http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/texas-israel-cooperation#partners

[18]State-to-State Cooperation: Texas and Israel, Scientific Innovation:  http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/texas-israel-cooperation#partners

[19] U.S.-Israel Binational Foundations: Binational Science Foundation (BSF): http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/us-israel-binational-science-foundation-bsf.

[20]U.S.-Israel Relations: Roots of the U.S.-Israel Relationship: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/roots-of-the-u-s-israel-relationship

[21]Jews in the Trump Administration. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jews-in-donald-trump-administration

PS!

–>  Watch on YouTube: Israel, Small But outstanding’ <–

Karen Ben-Moyal, 2017 Aug. 1

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