6 Cheshvan 5775/ 30.10.2014 : Sweden formally recognizes state of Palestine
May Hashem bless Israel.
Well, what do the hypocrites want me to say ? Heaven forbid that I should pray for blessings to be showered on Stefan Löfven or anyone else who wants to declare Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the PLO . On the contrary – and along with freedom of speech – in fact even before that, there is freedom to pray to our Creator and may I hasten to add that about this issue there’s the lesson to be learned from the history of Balaam and his ass
Of relevance here is the Twelfth Blessing of the Amidah, a supplication for the eradication of heretical influences that threaten Jewish Life:
“And as for the slanderers let there be no hope; and may all wickedness perish in an instant; and may all Your enemies be cut down speedily. The wanton sinners – may You speedily uproot, smash, cast down and humble! Blessed are You Hashem, Who breaks enemies and humbles wanton sinners!”
I guess that dear Swede, you would also be incensed if the prime minister of Xtian were to formally declare in our lifetime (new, sudden facts of history, new facts on the ground ) that Stockholm is the eternal capital of the Caliphate of Scandinavia or at an earlier date that Malmöstan was under occupation by King Gustavus the messiah or by Sven and his merry men – or indeed that in the interests of peace and tranquillity in Mama Svea, let there be a two state solution with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the caliph of Södermalm … or some such hypothetical fantasy…
It’s the Almighty, the Torah, the Land of Israel the people of Israel and the religion of Israel can only be fully practised in the land of Israel….
This is very important so let’s be fair when we listen to this:
And as Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor said at the press conference last night, echoing what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said many times in the past :
In the meantime the incitements continue. If I were Prime Minister of Sweden …(as Larry King used to say, “ don’t go away” – I will continue with the “ I have a dream” speech about the Middle East a little later )
“When people attack me, I go to the Security Council” (Mahmoud Abbas) Let us hope that Hamas is listening carefully to him – if you attack Abbas or Fatah, he will go to the Security Council ! And when Mr Abbas attacks Hamas, where should Hamas go? Mr Abbas should be making strong public statements in which he condemns Palestinian incitements to violence…
As things are today I fear for Mr. Löfven’s life. He could be killed by a Palestinian extremist who would conveniently say that it was a Jewish extremist who did it. With that kind of nightmare in mind, I wonder if Mr Löfven will be granted a visa to receive a hero’s welcome in the so called occupied territories of Judea and Samaria and Gaza, considering that his very presence could be interpreted as a provocation and even as an incitement or encouragement to what Palestinian desperation justifies as “by any means necessary…” now that negotiation is taking a back seat to recognition a fait accompli like Allah sub han t’ala saying “kun” and it was…
“ One must never stand in a place of danger expecting a miracle to protect the faithful” (Talmud, Kiddushin 39b)
Worse case scenario : the last seconds of Yitzhak Rabin who comrade Arafat eulogised when he sang about
“ the peace of the brave
not the peace of the grave”
And absolutely, worse case scenario most tragic, the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte. His Till Jerusalem is about what was his mission….
Pages 148 -157 of Robert St. John’s “Ben-Gurion”
In the middle of page 148 : “The tall , blond member of the Swedish royal family , cultured and self-possessed, and the short, tough Jewish bulldog did not instantly appeal to each other.
Ben-Gurion eyed his visitor suspiciously.
“ I have come only to discuss a truce proposal,” Bernadotte said in English with a heavy Scandinavian accent. “ I cannot deal with the whole problem of the future Palestine.”
There was something about the way he said it that antagonised Ben-Gurion.
On his part, Bernadotte decided that the Israel leader was showing “ a very bitter spirit”
“ Twice my government has agreed to an unconditional truce”, Ben-Gurion declared. “ The Arabs have refused. In spite of that the Security Council has applied no sanctions against the Arabs.”
They argued over many technicalities.Then Ben-Gurion said :
“ If there is a truce, Jews now separated from their families in Jerusalem must be permitted to be reunited with them.”
When Bernadotte made no reply, Ben-Gurion went on :
“ My own daughter Renana is in Jerusalem. I would like to see her. I have not seen her for a long time.”
Bernadotte quickly answered:
“ Your official position as commander-in-chief will place obstacles in the way of such a visit.”
” In September, Ben-Gurion felt his suspicion of Bernadotte’s friendliness justified when the U.N. Mediator finished work on his own plan to bring peace to the Middle East. Israel was to give up all the Negev, Ramle, and the New City of Jerusalem; Haifa was to become a free port and Lydda a free airport, and all Arab refugees were to be taken back.
Ben-Gurion was at G.H.Q on 17th September when he received a telephone call from Jerusalem.
“ Bernadotte has been killed”
The mediator had been on his way to keep an appointment with Dov Joseph, military governor of the New City.
Four men in a jeep blocked the road. Using Sten guns, they killed Bernadotte and a French U.N. Observer sitting in the car besides him.
The four men in khaki escaped, but the Stern Gang had already taken “ credit” for the assassination, and had sent notes to consulates in the Jewish part of Jerusalem threatening similar action against anyone who “interferes with the interests of Jewish nationalism”
Ben-Gurion did not vacillate. The instruction that went out from G.H.Q to the military commander in Jerusalem were his:
“ No.1: Arrest all Stern members.
No 2: Find and surround all Stern bases and confiscate all arms
No 3: Kill all resisters
No 4: Impose a curfew, close borders and all roads leading out of Jerusalem
No 5 : Take no action against Irgun unless they help the Sternists
No.6 : Act as soon as forces are available.
That evening the Cabinet approved the Prime Minster’s suggestion to give Irgun until Tuesday noon to disband as a military unit. A twenty-thousand dollar reward was posted for the capture of Bernadotte’s murderers.
The Stern leader, Nathan Freidman-Yellin, was captured at Haifa port about to flee the country. Hundreds of other Sternists were rounded up. Irgun accepted the ultimatum and disbanded…..
(To be continued