Thursday, March 28, 2019

Pulling the Knife Out of Israel's Back
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

“Our prayers are with our friends in Israel as they carry out an incredible way of life in the face of great terror...the United States recognizes Israel’s absolute right to defend itself. The despicable attack this morning demonstrates the security challenges that Israel faces every single day.” - President Donald Trump on the Gaza rocket attack on Mishmeret, Israel, that seriously injured seven Israelis

The sounds of war grow louder by the day...sounds so loud that one can feel its vibrations within their very bones. And while Israelis can hear the sounds of rockets passing overhead even as I write this, these are not the sounds of which I speak for the sounds I speak of are the sounds of failed diplomacy finally and ever so rightfully coming to an end. The battle lines have been drawn and the sides have now been taken, for the battle of all battles will be fought upon that which most deem holy ground, and while for some the winner has already been preordained, for those who deem themselves realists much blood will be shed.

And while some might not like to admit it, it is in part a religious battle but at the same time it's a battle that goes way beyond the mysticism of religion for above all else it is a tangible here and now battle of simple good vs. evil...cowboys vs. Indians...cops vs. robbers...take your pick they all fit to one degree or another. But it's best summed up by saying that the battle soon to be fought is indeed one of islam vs. the West, and the Jewish State of Israel will lead the charge with the United States under President Trump standing strong and fighting close by her side.

So it has now come to this, the timing for war is right, the countdown clock has been set, and those once deemed Israel's enemies are no longer so for the stakes are too high to let the old hatreds simmer while the common enemy of all grows stronger by the day. Actions do speak louder than words and the common enemy Iran, combined with her puppets actions have now tipped the scales in favor of war.

And so it began roughly two weeks ago when Hamas... Iranian backed and funded Hamas who sees all of Israel as a target...fired rockets from inside Gaza towards Tel Aviv. The Israeli military immediately retaliated, as they had every right to do, and it seemed a major battle would soon take place. But when Hamas' leaders claimed that the rocket was “accidentally fired,” it did briefly temper down the situation. However, with Israel having already fought three wars with Hamas since 2007, and with smaller altercations “flaring-up” since their last major war was fought back in 2014, things are a bit different this time as many in Gaza are tired of fighting what amounts to always losing wars with Israel. And the Israeli-Egyptian blockade, sanctions by the rival Palestinian Authority, coupled with indisputable mismanagement by the Hamas government itself have all taken a serious economic toll on Gaza, thus, not boding well for yet another losing war with Israel.

Now remember I said “briefly tempered down” for it all came to a head when last Monday at 5:22am Israeli time, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington for a later in the day meeting with President Trump, a missile launched from the Gaza Strip hit a private home in moshav Mishmeret in the Sharon area, an area just outside Tel Aviv...a suburb if you will. Seven members of one family were injured...mostly shrapnel and burn wounds...including a toddler and an infant...and their four dogs were killed as a result of the attack which completely destroyed the family's home.

Was this yet another “accidental” rocket launch...I surely think not...thus leading Netanyahu to vow that Israel will “respond forcefully” to said attack. And forcibly they did with Israeli forces striking key targets including the offices of Hamas leader Ismail which Hamas' huge mistake of a response was to lob ten more rockets into Israel. And while, thankfully, this time no one was hurt, the stage for war is now being set.

After being updated by telephone regarding the situation, Netanyahu stated that, “Several minutes ago I concluded a telephone update and consultation with the Chief-of-Staff, the head of the ISA Director and the head of the NSC. There has been a criminal attack on the State of Israel and we will respond forcefully. In light of the security events I have decided to cut short my visit to the US. In a few hours I will meet with President Trump; I will return to Israel immediately afterwards in order to manage our actions from close at hand.” 

And meet with President Trump he did coming soon after Trump tweeted out that, “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” A major move on Trump's part for the friendship and solidarity between Israel and the United States is now permanently forged undoing the backstabbing damage done during the Obama years.

Last year our president recognized Jerusalem as the sole and undivided capital of the Jewish State and now our president has officially recognized what should have been recognized immediately after the '67 Six Day the victor goes the spoils...for no other nation but Israel has been forced to give back land rightfully taken in war.

Remember, Israel captured the strategically important Golan Heights from Syria during said war, and when under Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Israel’s Knesset passed a law that officially annexed the Golan Heights after Begin cited serious security threats from Syria included missile attacks...true to form and as expected, the U.N. Security Council immediately passed resolution 497 condemning Begin's move while at the same time saying that “the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect.” But now with Iran’s ever growing military presence and influence in Syria, President Trump clearly saw...and the U.N. be damned...that the Syrian side of the Golan Heights has indeed become an ever increasing security threat to Israel due to both Tehran’s ongoing threats to annihilate the Jewish State, and the fact that it's Iran who is supplying Hamas with the rockets they fire into Israel.

"Your recognition is a twofold act of historic justice. Israel won the Golan Heights in a just war of self-defense, and the Jewish people's roots in the Golan go back thousands of years," Netanyahu said.

So with his breaking decades of international consensus by now issuing a Proclamation on Recognizing the Golan Heights as Part of the State of Israel, what President Trump has become is sort of a modern day King Cyrus (Isaiah: 45), the pagan king who returned Jerusalem to the Jewish people. But in this case not only is President Trump helping to keep Israel safe, but he is helping to restore to Israel one small piece of land at a time, the land God Himself gave to His chosen people.

But before his actually putting pen to paper, President Trump along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a joint statement regarding the latest round of rocket attacks. Saying that “any possible future Middle East deal must account for Israel’s right to self-defense,” Trump made specific reference to the above stated attacks as well as issuing his condolences to the Israeli people for the “horrific” Hamas attack on civilians. “Israel will not accept this, I will not accept this,” Trump also stated to which Benjamin Netanyahu replied, and did so from his heart that, “Israel never had a better friend than you.”

Leaving immediately after this meeting with President Trump as Netanyahu said he would, and as more rocket fire from Gaza began yet again...President Trump held a special news conference to announce, “Today, it was my great honor to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel back to the White House where I signed a Presidential Proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” and that “Netanyahu did return to Israel thus missing the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) where he was scheduled to speak.”

And Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon also issued a statement of his own saying that, "We are at the beginning of a historic moment for the State of Israel. President Trump once again proves the strength of the alliance between the US and Israel. The time has come for the world to recognize that the Golan Heights is an inseparable part of the State of Israel."

And so with that alliance firmly in place, Benjamin Netanyahu returned to Israel as he said he would for this great man is also embroiled in opposition nonsense of his own via Israel's version of Deep State. In fact, the 'New Right' faction of Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked released a statement claiming that the latest round of rocket attacks on Israel proves that Prime Minister Netanyahu “has failed against Hamas.” And Netanyahu's main opposition in the upcoming election, one Benny Gantz, prior to his speaking at AIPAC, called for Netanyahu to now immediately return home to “deal with the crisis.”

Tweeting that, “The reality in which Hamas turned Israel into a hostage is unprecedented and unfathomable, Netanyahu has to pack up now and return to Israel to handle this serious escalation,”  what the man who wants to be prime minister...what the man who did stay to give a speech...what that very man and the others of the 'New Right' faction fail to understand is that unilaterally going into Gaza and wiping out Hamas is not something Israel can or should do without strong backup...backup to be feared that is. And why...because to do so would see Iran, who already is positioned along parts of Israel's border, attacking Israel not just with rockets but with manpower as well. Israel needs allies to “cover her back” if you will, and President Trump's proclamation signed and words spoken declare to Iran that the U.S. will do just that.

So while we know that diplomacy takes time, true statesmanship takes even longer, but many times it's statesmanship that wins out in the end, and none of these opposition folks are statesman or even close. Instead of fighting Netanyahu these people need to understand that only through statesmanship can true allies be forged...strong allies who are not afraid of a fight...strong allies who share a common denominator...and right now that denominator is Iran along with their proxy terrorist puppets.

And that is exactly what Benjamin Netanyahu is doing...building allies through statesmanship. And statesmanship has proven to work as more and more countries are moving their embassies to Jerusalem, while at the same time Israel is seeing new alliances being forged with both Arab and African nations...even with China to some degree. In fact, Netanyahu's Israel is helping Egypt's President el-Sisi deal with their problems with terrorist groups who have taken up positions in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. And in return, el-Sisi recently stated that Jews are welcome to return to Egypt...he even said he will build new synagogues for them to worship in. And while Russia is not exactly happy about Trump's proclamation per se, they are not saber-rattling in protest for Netanyahu and Putin have formed a friendship of sorts with economic deals between the two countries already in place. And not to forgotten is how badly Putin needs the port at Tartus, something not guaranteed him from Iran.

And so the bottom line is this...the time is now right for Israel to take Hamas down because they know our president has their back covered. The always...and I repeat always...Hamas initiated altercations have gone on for way too many years with most of the western media continuing to chastise Israel for daring to fight back...for daring to defend themselves against islamic terrorism.

Well, I wonder what the media will say now that Israel, who remains on high alert...schools near the border remain closed with residents told to stay near bomb rightfully amassing troops and weapons after the tentative truce reached on Tuesday was broken soon afterwards by Hamas who continue to send rockets into Israel. The media best start changing their tune and start reporting the truth, for now thanks to President Trump, Israel no longer stands alone...the media now knows it...the world now knows it...and the islamists that comprise Hamas now know it...and I guarantee you it will not end well for those both in Hamas and in Iran who wish the Jewish State of Israel to be wiped from the face of the map.

Copyright @ 2019 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.


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