Peace in Israel, Middle East Peace Process, Operation Cast Lead, Havas vs. Fatah, Death to Israel.A word about courage. In Plato's Apology, Socrates teaches us that courage is a precondition of wisdom. The coward, rather than stand up for truth, prefers to be "politically correct." His self-abasement, his lack of honor, makes him a liar. A word about honor. Honor is not "prestige." Honor depends more on self-respect than on the favorable opinion of others. The source of honor is respect for truth (so lacking among Israel's ruling elites). Honor demands more than truthfulness. Alfred North Whitehead saw that "truthfulness as an element of one's own self-respect issues from a reverence for Reason in its own right" -- hence for truth in its own right.
President Obama: Despite all the socialist caprices having already been tried in the past and failing, you insist upon ruining America with your economic policy, to the deep sorrow and under the protest of the citizens of the United States. Likewise, your policy in the Middle East has only brought additional waves of terror, and has resulted in chaos. Your "peace" initiatives cover up unfathomable hatred and the desire to see Israel's collapse and destruction.
"Land for peace"?
Is it a Jewish flaw or merely human frailty that spawned Israel's policy of "land for peace," a policy which has soaked the land of Israel in Jewish blood? Some say this policy is animated by a Jewish death wish or by Jewish self-hatred. But "land for peace," as a policy of appeasement, is not a Jewish idea. President Eduard Benes of Czechoslovakia was not Jewish; yet, despite the heavily fortified--some experts say impregnable--Sudetenland, he succumbed to that spineless policy at Munich. The truth is unpleasant: "land for peace"--the policy of Israel's ruling elites--signifies little more than cowardice, a human frailty. This frailty may be more prevalent among Jews whose modern psyche, tainted by egalitarianism, is oblivious of the aristocratic virtue Nietzsche called the "pathos of distance."
Israel's ruling elites therefore lack not only courage, but also its cousin, the sense of honor. It is this dual deficiency that produced the policy of "land for peace," which translates into the inane policy of "land for nothing," otherwise known as "unilateral disengagement." The "policy of the brave" is in truth the "policy of cowards."
A word about courage. In Plato's Apology, Socrates teaches us that courage is a precondition of wisdom. The coward, rather than stand up for truth, prefers to be "politically correct." His self-abasement, his lack of honor, makes him a liar. A word about honor. Honor is not "prestige." Honor depends more on self-respect than on the favorable opinion of others. The source of honor is respect for truth (so lacking among Israel's ruling elites). Honor demands more than truthfulness. Alfred North Whitehead saw that "truthfulness as an element of one's own self-respect issues from a reverence for Reason in its own right" -- hence for truth in its own right.
In Israel, politicians devoid of honor readily succumb to imbecility: releasing and arming Arab terrorists--Jew-killers--to protect Jews! The Oslo Agreement will go down in history as the pinnacle of diplomatic fatuity. This mindless agreement has murdered 1,600 Jews and shattered the lives of tens of thousands more. And there is no end in sight! Leaving aside the complicity of Israel's ruling elites in the criminal consequences of Oslo, here I only want to expose the principal vice of these elites--for I am fed up with the obscurantism of "post-Zionism," which tells us nothing of the character of those elites.
Those who have foisted the policy of "land for peace" on the people of Israel are not mere ignoramuses. They are not simply mindless of Islamic history--a history punctuated by the plunder and destruction of so many Christian, Jewish, Zoroastrian, and Hindu communities and the slaughter of untold millions of "infidels." They know that Israel is surrounded by a "culture of hate." Day after day, year after year, the people of this culture have shed Jewish blood. Israel's ruling elites are not simply living in denial. They know what is being taught in Muslim schools and mosques, that a generation of Arab children have been trained to emulate suicide bombers. They know that the successors of the Nazis are dedicated to Israel's annihilation.
And yet, despite their country's awesome military power, Israel's ruling elites lack the courage, and the wisdom--to do what the genocidal intentions of the Arabs require them to do: act with a view to conquering their enemies. Steeped in cowardice, they succumb to the absurdity of surrendering Jewish land to a gang of murderous scoundrels. This cowardice applies not only to the parties of willful appeasement and its Leader, who knows nothing of honor. It also applies to the parties of reluctant appeasement, to all parties in the Knesset--secular and religious--whose poltroons advocate "reciprocity" or territorial compromise, with or without a national referendum. They too lack honor. We are dealing here with flawed human beings, secular as well as religious.
It's not their minds that have gone astray so much as their hearts. They are "men without chests." Desperately needed, are men of valor and honor, above all, men who love the God of Israel and who therefore hate--as the psalmist hated -His enemies. Only let such men unite on behalf of Israel's sacred cause, and the future will be ours.
Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Article courtesy of Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
This conviction is revealed by the fact that 76% of Israeli Jews want Israel to permanently retain sole responsibility for security in all of Judea and Samaria. Eighty-eight percent say that Israel must permanently control the territory bordering Ben-Gurion Airport. Eighty-one percent insist that Israel must permanently control the land that bordering the Tel-Aviv-Jerusalem highway Route 443.
“Occupier” is a legal term that does not apply to Israel. Israel’s legal title and rights to its present territory were established in the San Remo resolution, an agreement adopted by victorious Allied Powers after World War I, confirmed by the League of Nations, and incorporated into the U.N. charter. None of the Jewish people’s rights to live, emigrate to and settle the land of Israel have ever been revoked, nullified or superseded by a subsequent act of international law.
Both of them understand what Sima Kadmon wrote in her latest political column: “After all, Religious Zionists are a bunch of suckers, you’ve been treading on them for four years, and a month before the election, you suck up to them and the voters come storming in droves.” So right. So true. So sad.
While Minister Lieberman speaks of 2.7 million Arab Palestinians in Judea and Samaria, the actual data that has been validated by senior demographers is that there are 1.8 million Arab Palestinians, and this figure has been trending continually downward for the past twenty years along with the most rapid westernization of any other area.
So there you have it. The Patriarch Joseph was born in 1683BC. He was set over the Kingdom of Egypt in 1656BC. The Israelite Sojourn in Egypt commenced in 1648BC. Joseph died in 1582BC. The Hyksos were expelled in 1554BC. Moses was born in 1523BC.The Exodus commenced in 1449BC. The Israelites entered Caanan in 1412BC and 480 years later in the 4th year of Solomon the first temple commenced construction in 970 BC.
I am going to make some statements about the USA as might be found in the newspaper of a mythical communist country called, ‘The Democratic Marxist Republic of Californication.’ In doing so, I am going to be making statements that a casual world news observer or internet savvy foreigner might actually consider to be factual based on extensive exposure to western media.
Disciplining yourself to pay attention to the actual words used and the actual meaning of the sentence is very important, especially so since so much of what purports to be news is little more than the writer’s opinion about the facts of the news. Unfortunately, people easily succumb to emotive language such as ‘Donald Trump demonstrates his stupidity again!’ Such a headline is designed to reinforce in the minds of those who don’t like Trump, that he is an idiot. Another thing of which to be careful when reading is the inclination to ‘interpret’ what we read within the context of our religious, cultural and political worldviews.
When you stand to speak you are doing more than reciting words. You are in fact engaged in communicating with an audience your opinions, ideas, feelings, passions and/or knowledge on a subject. They expect you to express yourself with feeling and passion and to actually know what you are talking about. Therefore it is essential that you KNOW what you are talking about – and – show the appropriate body language, gestures, actions and emotions associated with your topic.
The kids used to turn up repeatedly throughout the day just to look at the foreigner, touch him, feel the hair on his (the monkey’s) arms and generally just gawk. China has changed a lot over the years but there have been times when a foreigner in a small town or village would attract huge crowds. Sometimes people would be known to suddenly come upon you, look up at your face and just plain scream! I’m not joking!
Where were these PC (expletive) when I and others were writing years ago about the Syrian crisis? Did they care about the Syrian people? No they didn’t! Do these same sociopathic western political activists who would call me a racist support Muslim and other cultures similar practices such as female circumcision? – polygamy? – arranged marriages? No they don’t! They outlaw it! So don’t talk to me about how I am a racist!
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]