Why Ron Paul is Good for Israel

In Defence of Ron Paul

For some time now I have beat the drum for Ron Paul as a serious contender for the Presidency.  I am wholeheartedly convinced that he is the right man at the right time. Because of my position, I have received a little bit of hate mail from some American Jews who cannot see past their past victimization and look toward a new improved future.  But I digress.

Frankly Ron Paul has a image problem.  Many Jews believe he is an anti-Semite or has extreme views.  I have spent many hours looking into these accusations and quite frankly I’m not convinced.  Most of these attacks are politically motivated or from those with agenda’s contrary to Hashem’s Torah.  David Horowitz, whom I generally respect, has labelled him as a crazy, which quite frankly I feel shows his real colors.  He labels him anti-Semite because Ron Paul would end foreign aid to Israel.  Actually Ron Paul’s real policy would be to end ALL foreign aid, including the billions in aid to Israel’s enemies.  I personally have met and heard many fine Jewish rabbi’s and leaders who feel American money and influence jeopardizes Israel’s future and moral compass.

Below is an article posted from SettlersofSamaria.org which is also supportive of a Ron Paul presidency for many of the reasons I have written of in the past and some other insights that I have not written about.  I think you’ll find it quite illuminating.

Why Jews Should Support Ron Paul

by SettlersofSamaria.org

“For those Paulites finding this blog through a Google alert, this is my first attempt to reach out to all you news-obsessed Paul junkies and say that, yes, I am one of you. I’m probably the only one, however, who lives in what you guys would call the “West Bank”. Hence, a “Settler” of “Samaria,” which is the Jewish term for the upper piece of this land generally thought of as Occupied Palestine. I was born an American Citizen, continue to hold that citizenship, and yes, I am voting by absentee in the Florida primary for Ron Paul.

There are so many reasons why Ron Paul is the absolute best candidate for Israel of any presidential candidate out there. Paul has a serious problem though in presenting his Israel case to the Jews. I will write future posts on how he can win the rest of my stiff-necked people over to his cause, but for now, I will try to explain why Israel needs Ron Paul.

The worst thing Israel can possibly do for itself is to continue to take foreign aid from America. Aside from any other of Paul’s positions, his ending foreign aid would be the best thing for Israel since…I don’t know…sliced pita. There are three reasons for this. The first, and least important, is economic. The second, more important reason is psychological, which perpetuates the middle east conflict. The third, and most important, is moral. Let us deal with the least important first.

Economic: Israel’s annual GDP is over $200 billion. We have a population of about 7 million people. To compare this with the largest Arab country on the planet, Egypt, with a population of 83 million, their GDP, with a population 12x the size of the Jewish State, is less than ours at about $190 billion. They are in recession. We are in a boom. It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic, but Israel is the richest country by far in the region per capita.

The amount of money we get from America is a paltry $3 billion in loan guarantees, 70% of which is not even real money. It’s monopoly money called USAID dollars that can only be spent in America to buy spare F16 parts. The reason America gives us over $2 billion in monopoly money that we can only spend in the US every year is that they want to keep those jobs at Lockheed Martin so Obama can say “look at these unemployment numbers!” (Which stink anyway and are double our own.)

As a result, we can’t develop our own airplanes which we certainly could do if left alone, and they’d be better than anything Lockheed could produce. Then we could export them to America, or better yet, give the Americans some monopoly shekels they could only spend in Israel and secure some more jobs here! (No, I wouldn’t advocate that, but you see my point.)

The point is, accepting American aid which totals a measly 1% of our GDP damages our fighter plane industry. But that is the least of our problems.

More importantly, the psychological issue. Jews are still mentally in exile mode even though we have our own country again. We think we’re dependent on everyone and fear pure independence. 2000 years wondering from slaughter to massacre will do that to a nation. Almost everyone here believes American aid is absolutely essential and it makes us feel weak and pathetic even though we are by far the strongest country in town here in the Middle East.

A Jew who thinks he is weak and pathetic is willing to cower, and a Jew willing to cower gets his brothers and sisters killed. Every time a rocket falls on Sderot or Beer Sheba, we feel we have to cry to America instead of take care of the problem. Every time there is a terrorist attack, we have to call up the White House to see what we’re allowed to do about it.

If you are an American and you’re reading this, imagine that after September 11 you had to ask Israel what you could do about it. It is emasculating and sad, but this is what we do because we feel we need free American airplane parts. We don’t, but we want to feel like we have a father, and we certainly don’t want to be on our own. We take American money not for any real economic need. We take it because we want a cultural father. Read more about this here.

Imagine, for a second, that there were no foreign aid in this region. Foreign aid makes up 80% of the Palestinian Authority’s GDP. 80%. It’s hard to even call that GDP. It’s not product. It’s just stolen American taxpayer money. Palestinians don’t produce anything. It’s hard to produce anything when your entire national aspirations are negative, i.e., get the Jews out.

Without foreign aid, the Palestinans have nothing. What would happen then? They’d just leave, especially if we paid them to do so. We have enough money to pay every Palestinian family $100,000 just to get up and out and move to Dubai who are desperate for people to build their oil-driven skyscrapers. Talk about solving the conflict. All we need is the will to do it. And to get the will, we need independence. And to get independence, we need liberty. To get liberty, we need to stop taking free money from anyone.

If we need weapons, we should buy them or build them. No charity.

Imagine being able to accept or reject a deal based on our own calculations instead of Washington’s. Imagine that the next time Hamas bombs our cities, we can go in and actually finish the job and destroy them, and Ron Paul will get the call on his red phone in the oval office and say to Netanyahu, “Why are you calling me? Do what you want!”

The most important reason to stop taking American aid is that it is simply immoral to do so. America is in so much debt that debt has lost all meaning there. Israel is the only Western country on the planet left that has a balanced budget and isn’t bolted down to a currency union made up of debt drunk PIIGS.

We are the last bastion of fiscal responsibility left on the planet and we’re taking money from American taxpayers?

This is wrong, it’s immoral, and it must stop. Whether we like it or not, the world always looks to us, the Jewish people, for moral guidance. If we don’t provide it, we are hated. It’s as simple as that.

If we are hated, the world loses spiritual direction. When that happens, things get dark and gloomy.

Ron Paul is the only candidate running truly driven by real moral principles. His biggest moral principle is that of liberty given by God and not Government. The concept of God-given liberty is something that the Jewish People brought to the world when we had our little thing called the Exodus from Egypt when God came down, fought the Egyptian government Himself, and told Pharaoh that governments cannot enslave nations. Without the Jewish Exodus, the founding fathers of the great nation of America would have had absolutely nothing to work with.

We brought liberty to the world. Ron Paul understands that well. That’s why he wants us, the Jews, the Israelis, to be free. So lets stop taking their money.

Ron Paul stands for the Jewish value of Liberty. And so should we.”


How Long Are We Going To Depend on the “Horses of Egypt”?


Imminent War?

As we draw nearer and nearer to the September 20th  PA bid for statehood, Israel is being placed into a anvil of sorts, trying to crush her and her will to resist world opinion to establish an wicked regime as the sovereign ruler of land they have absolutely no right to.  In the last weeks we have seen a up tick in terror attacks, sword rattling and open hostlity.  From calls in Egypt to murder Jews in the streets to a complete diplomatic breakdown between Turkey and Israel.

Lazer Beams, a very popular blog by Rabbi Lazer Brody printed a very enlightening article, reprinted here:

Is Israel on the Brink of War?

Back in Rosh Hashana eve of 1973, Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir reassured a complacent Israeli public still drunk from the miraculous 1967 Six-Day War victory, “We’ve never been stronger! The Arabs wouldn’t dream of attacking.” On Yom Kippur of 1973, Syria and Egypt launched a two-prong surprise attack that brought Israel to its knees. Moshe Dayan was the first one to have a panic attack. Hashem saved us by a bigger miracle than 1967. Those of us who fought in that war can testify first hand.

Exactly 38 years later, we are in the same exact position. Only this time, the Arab noose is umpteen times more dangerous. Iran will have an A-bomb any day now. Al Qaida has taken over Sinai and our once quiet border with Egypt is now a powder keg.  Turkey, our newest (old) enemy, i moving ships into our side of the Mediterranean. Hamas in Gaza has dangerous new Iranian and Libyan weapons, including bunker busters. Syria and Hizbulla have the nastiest chemical warheads, something beyond Satan’s imagination.

One honest IDF commander –  Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg – said we must prepare for imminent war. Defense Minister Barak and company say that Eisenberg is exaggerating. Minister Yaalon is now joining the bandwagon of complacency too, saying, “No war in sight.” These politicians are spiritually deaf and blind, hearing none of Hashem’s wakeup calls.

My beloved teacher and spiritual guide, Rav Shalom Arush shlit’a, called me urgently to come see him today – he rarely does that, for we usually meet at regular intervals. He told me that his spiritual guide – the holy hidden Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Zev Leibowitz of saintly memory – came to him in a dream last night and said that in Heaven, all-out war against Israel has been decreed, a war which is supposed to break out before Rosh Hashana, in other words, within the next 3 weeks.

But, don’t be afraid. Hashem does love us and wants to be with us. But, we must be worthy of the Divine Presence. Rav Shalom told me that every single Jew must begin doing serious teshuva and self-assessment while begging Hashem to delay this harsh decree. I asked Rav Shalom, “Why pray for a delay? Why not pray for a total cancellation?” Rav Shalom said the delay is to allow more people to make teshuva. A cancellation is almost impossible, because it’s part of Hashem’s plan to bring Moshiach, in the nearest future. Once Moshiach comes, teshuva will be worthless. Today, teshuva is still worth it’s weight in diamonds. But time is running out super-fast.

I know that this post may earn me the status of the village idiot. But it’s worth it if even one family heeds me. There is little time left. Forget about the new furniture and the new jewelry. We must all raise our voices in such a manner that the Heavenly Throne shudders. This is Nineveh 2011. Please, if you love your spouse and your children, start speaking to Hashem for an hour a day. Personal prayer invokes phenomenal Divine compassion, because it’s a strong expression of emuna. Rav Shalom says, if you believe in Hashem, you speak to Him. If you don’t believe in Him, then you don’t speak. Let’s all start speaking before it’s too late.

End of Article

While I would never encourage any Jew to follow Christianity or believe in their Jesus, an interesting text out of the Christian bible (the book of Revelation) foretells of a time (both then and now) when an all out war against Israel will take place at a time when the Constellation Betulah (Virgo) is seen with the moon at her feet, an alignment that occurs every so often.  This alignment will be seen again on September 28 2011, the first day of Rosh Hashana, which the holy rabbi’s tell us in not only the beginning of a new year, but also a day of judgement and warning, noted by the blasting of the shofar.

This text also speaks of war, one which begins in Heaven.  The text also proclaims that the Woman (Israel) will be protected for 3 1/2 years from the dragon.  The scripture (Tanakh) tells us in the writing of Zechariah that Israel/Jerusalem will be attacked and that part of the attacking force are in part Jews!  As I wrote earlier, many christians believe there will be another holocaust where two thirds of the Jewish people in the land will be destroyed.  This I believe to be wrong.  The texts in Zechariah say that there are three parts, two of which will perish.  The demographics in Israel can be broken down into three primary groups of people – Secular Jews with no belief in God or Torah, the usurping Palestinians, and, lastly the Torah faithful Jews of the Land.

Could the prophet be telling us, that at some point during this Gog Magog war(s) that HaShem himself will deliver the third group and eliminated the other two?  I say it is not only possible but likely.  I think we still have time, especially during the current season of teshuvah that Elul represents.  While some people may consider the honorable rabbi as the village idiot, I say that his words are a reminder that there still is hope, there is always hope.   May we all heed his words.


Israel Must Annex Judea and Samaria Now!

The Palestinian Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas is in Europe this week seeking to convince  Spain and Norway  to support the Palestinian bid to sidestep  negotiations with Israel and have the UN General Assembly recognize Palestinian  sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and Gaza.  Fatah’s gambit, which will be played out at the United Nations  General Assembly, plus  its unity deal with Hamas are clear signs that the time has come for Israel to finally face the music: There  are only two realistic options for dealing with Judea and Samaria.

Either  the Palestinians will take control of Judea and Samaria, or Israel will annex  them.

If Israel allows Fatah/Hamas to move forward with it’s UN gambit, another terror state will be created with will be used as a forward operating base in the continuing war on Israel.  The Jerusalem post reported that  two-thirds of Palestinians  believe that negotiations should not lead to the establishment of the State of  Palestine next to Israel and at peace with the Jewish state. They believe the  establishment of “Palestine” next to Israel should serve as a means for  continuing their war against Israel. The goal of that war is to destroy what’s  left of Israel after the “peace” treaty and gobble it into “Palestine.”  Also noted is that 66%  of Palestinians believe “peace” talks with  Israel should be conducted in bad faith.  75% deny  Jewish ties to Jerusalem, and 80% support  jihad against Jews.  73% support the annihilation of the Jewish people as  called for in the Hamas charter on the basis of Islamic scripture.

 2 Children Among 33 Hurt in Multiple Terror Attack; 6 Dead

Today, August 18th 2011,   the anniversary of the 1929 Jerusalem and Hebron massacres 83 years ago,  a four pronged terror attack on innocent Israeli civilians demonstrates that any peace with Fatah and Hamas is out of the question. Two very young children were among the 33 Israelis initially taken to Eilat’s small local Yoseftal Medical Center — the closest hospital — following the quadruple terrorist attack in Israel’s southern region. Seven of the most severely wounded were later airlifted to Be’er Sheva’s Soroka Medical Center. [Source – Arutz Sheva]

In response, Israel has taken the nation to its highest terror alert.  The terror attacks took place along Israel’s border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The terrorists used automatic, anti-tank weapons, mortars and roadside bombs targeting two Israeli buses and civilians and military vehicles. In light of the terror attacks, the  United Nations decided Thursday to evacuate its foreign personnel from Gaza in fear that Israel will respond and take down known terrorist targets in the Gaza.   Defense Minister Ehud Barak said, adding “These attacks originate in Gaza and we will act against them with full force and resolve.”

Sources in Gaza also reported that Hamas has evacuated the headquarters of its ‘security forces’  fearing Israeli retaliation. The Prime Minister’s Office said Israel’s response to the attack would be swift.

Annex Judea And Samaria

In light of recent events and the push by the PA and certain world governments [such as the Quartet] to establish a terror nation in the midst of the Holy Land, Israel’s only viable option is to annex Judea and Samaria.  This of course will trigger condemnation from world leaders and riots in Israel.  But the other option is  far worse.

A campaign calling for all of Judea and Samaria to be made part of the sovereign state of Israel is  to be launched on Facebook.   As the PA prepares to ask the United Nations General Assembly to declare a Palestinian state unilaterally, a pressure campaign will begin Wednesday asking Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to unilaterally annex the West Bank. The campaign is the brainchild of Likud MK Danny Danon, who has sponsored a bill that would begin the process of making all of Judea and Samaria part of the sovereign state of Israel. The campaign will begin on Facebook, spread to top Israeli websites, and perhaps after that to the streets.  The campaign will call for the Israeli government to respond to the Palestinians’ unilateral step by taking a Zionist unilateral action of annexing the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria,” MK Danon said.

Please take the time to write Prime Minister Netanyahu and encourage him to do the right thing and make Judea and Samaria part of the State of Israel that it should have been all along.  Tell him Israel and the world cannot afford another terrorist nation in the Middle East.  Israel has a historic and legal right to Judea and Samaria.


PA Reiterates Old Nazi Strategy

The Looming Cloud of a New Holocuast

Last week, Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority told visiting members of the United States House of Representatives that it was his intention to establish a PA state in Judea and Samaria, with Jerusalem as its capital. He said that he was against any possibility of Jewish communities remaining in those areas.

UN sacrifices Israel to establish a barbaric people In defense of the settlements and of insistence on Arab recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu encouraged cabinet members to use the Nazi-era word “Judenrein” – German for “cleansed of Jews” – and used the expression in his meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.  The PA has accused Israel of stalling talks by using such inflammatory language.

The United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations –  the self-proclaimed Middle East Quartet – expressed “concern” Tuesday over construction for Israelis in Ariel a city in biblical Samaria. “The Quartet is greatly concerned by Israel’s recent announcements to advance planning for new housing units in Ariel and East Jerusalem,” the group declared.  A United States State Department spokeswoman termed the housing plans “deeply troubling” and “counterproductive.”  This of course means that Israel’s continued building in the so called ‘settlement’ area’s is counter-productive toward the American/UN agenda of establishing a Middle East and one world order under their direction.

The city of Ariel is one that Israel considers to be within the “national consensus,” that is, territories that Israel plans to keep under any future diplomatic agreement with the Palestinian Authority. Jerusalem is not only part of the consensus, but has been officially annexed to the rest of Israel.  The Quartet statement appears to indicate that Quartet nations not only do not recognize Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem, but do not believe that Israel will truly be able to maintain control of “consensus” lands in talks with the PA.

The establishment of a  Palestinian State will be taken up by the United Nations on September 20 0f this year, only a week before the High Holy Days.  Given all the rhetoric, it appears the UN is prepared to sacrifice Israel in order to establish a barbaric people in the land given to Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

O God, do not remain quiet;
Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar,
And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
They make shrewd plans against Your people,
And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
For they have conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant….  [Psalm 83:1-5]




The Noose Around Israel’s Neck

Since the Palestinian Authority is bound and determined to unilaterally declare a Philistine State within the traditional and legal borders of Biblical Israel, Israel must act to preserve itself.  The Oslo The Hanging of Israelaccords must be cancelled and Israel must declare that Judea and Samaria are culturally and historically part of the nation of Israel, and officially annex it.  The Oslo Accords have been a terrible deal for Israel and a security nightmare.

Israeli Minister of National Infrastructure Uzi Landau says  the “absurd” accords should be canceled both because of the Palestinian Authority’s plan to seek unilateral statehood, and because they are harmful, he said. “These agreements were absurd and grave, and did serious damage to Israel’s security,” he argued. “No less importantly, they paved the way to give legitimacy to the existence of a Palestinian people and to the argument that they deserve a state in Judea and Samaria, the cradle of our society. These accords turned the leader of a terrorist gang, Yasser Arafat, into a supposed cultured leader worthy of joining the society of nations,” he continued. When Israel gives legitimacy to the PA, “the organization that was established with the position that we turned them into poor refugees,” it then struggles to present any alternative view, he said. Israel must inform the PA that going to the United Nations to seek recognition of a unilaterally declared PA state will mean an end to any and all agreements reached between Israel and the PA until that point, Landau stated. In addition, “They must be informed that [Israel] will declare sovereignty over large territories in the national consensus, like Area C and the settlement blocs,” he said. [Source – Arutz Sheva]

There is no doubt that the PA could garner enough support in the UN to make a unilateral announcement of the creation of “Palestine” as a new nation.  But such a brazen act will spark violence throughout Israel.   Another fact, that goes unnoticed is that this particular piece of land belongs to the currently exiled 10 Lost Tribes of Israel, who have yet to claim it en masse.  The UN announcement could be the prophetic ‘trigger’ that gives the 2nd Exodus a shot in the arm.

Yesterday, August 11 2011, it was reported that Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told visiting US Congressmen that he wants the security ofthe future PA state to be handed to NATO under US command, the Maan news agency reported Friday.    According to official Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA, Abbas stated that  the PA state must also be “empty of settlements,” by which he means emptying Judea and Samaria  of all Jews.  Members of the US Congress and Senate delegation, headed by Democrat Senator Steny Hoyer, met with Abbas in the city of Ramallah on Thursday, and quizzed Abbas on Israel’s designation as a Jewish state, the status of refugees, and reconciliation between Abbas’ Fatah party and rival Hamas, Presidential adviser Nimir Hamad said.  Abbas reiterated the Palestinian Authority’s well-known positions on these matters, Hammad added, and specified that security responsibility for the Palestinian Authority would be handled by a third party, suggesting the US-Europe military alliance NATO.

Will America Invade Israel?

If this security arrangement is finalized that would mean that American troops (among others) would be responsible for throwing Jews out of their homes and off their God-given land.  This would also place American Jews like myself in a precarious position.   While I love America (the country not the government), I could not idly stand by and watch as American troops illegally threw Israeli’s out of Judea and Samaria.  Under such conditions American Jews must act for the sake of Israel, with their time, energy and resources to support Israel and to fight against the American invaders when and wherever possible.  I would also encourage American 10 Tribers to engage themselves for the sake of Israel.  Our identity lies in the destiny and circumstances of Israel, not the countries of our exile.   It is time to stand.

The Law of War, Part 2 – Disputed Territories of Judea and Samaria

Disputed territory of Biblical Judea and SamariaThe Yesha Council representing the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria has produced a short video making Israel’s case for keeping the Jewish nation’s

‘disputed’ ancestral heartland of Judea and Samaria.  The video is in Hebrew,but with English subtitles and can be seen on Artuz Sheva.  The short documentary shows that the occupation language used by the Palestinians in discussing the dispute of who really owns the land, does not jive with the known facts and International law and the Geneva conventions law of war.

The Palestinians claim that in the 1967 Six Day War, Israel occupied Palestinian territory.  However the narrator is quick to show that there was no Palestinian State in 1967 and that the area itself was ‘occupied’ by Jordan who as part of an Arab coalition tried to wipe Israel off the map – an illegal act according to the Geneva Convention.  Judea and Samaria were simply occupied by Jordan in 1948 who has no claim on it.

Under International Law the situation in Israel is not one of “Occupied Territories“, a term used by the Palestinians to incite, but is in reality “Disputed Territory”.  The Palestinians were never occupied.  And since the original partition of two states was not accepted by the Arabs, it did not take affect, legally.  The Jewish people accepted the partition plan but the Arabs simply launched a war to annihilate the new nation – which they lost.

The Palestinians simply have no historical claim or legal claim.  The Arabs who lived on the land of Israel while her people were in exile, were themselves occupiers while no legitimate claim to the land.

See the Video on You Tube