Friday Afternoon 12th of May 2023, An Hour Before the Sabbath Begins
After a gloriously sunny day in Jerusalem with blue Mediterranean skies and soft breeze. After shopping before the Sabbath sets in and after kids on their bikes and roller skates finish playing in parks and along sidewalks, we’re still in a world of conflict between Gaza based Muslim terrorists and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
News outlets around the world cash in on the latest round of violence, death and destruction.
News and social media are busy pointing fingers at who started it.
New York Times did its best today to unravel the names and places, the where and why, the who and what.
But let’s be honest. Most of the world is simply bored by it. Most of the world doesn’t really care. Why should they? Every country is facing some sort of bizarre violence.
Posted online at abcNEWS, “As of May 1, at least 13,959 people have died from gun violence in the U.S. this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive – which is an average of roughly 115 deaths per day.” ABCNEWS ONLINE
In the Ukraine, between May 1st and May 7th there have been 221 civilian casualties.
- 58 killed (33 men, 16 women, 1 boy plus 8 adults whose sex has not been identified)
- 163 injured (62 men, 33 women, 3 boys, 3 girls as well as 63 adults whose sex is not yet known)
For further information on Ukrainian casualties use this link UN STATISTICS UKRAINIAN CASUALTIES
Flashback May 2021, Bibi’s First War of Diversion
April 2021, indicted Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu faces ever growing weekly anti-Bibi ‘Crime Minister of Israel’ demonstrations. Israelis demanding his resignation.
At the same time Bibi enables his far right political allies to enflame tensions between right wing Israeli Jews and Israeli & Palestinian Muslims in East Jerusalem and the Old City.
On top of the rumbling chaos was Bibi’s inability (or unwillingness) to pass a budget for the State of Israel.
Bibi sat and thought – how to calm down the demonstrations. How to sidestep the budget crisis. How to dampen the coalition problems.
How about a little war.
And as if on cue on May 10th, 2021 Hamas with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organizations both based in the Gaza Strip warned Bibi to stop harassing Muslims on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
Hamas and PIJ announced a 6pm deadline.
And so 6pm came and went and minutes later so did the missiles.
Bibi had his war!!!
Yes the First Bibi War of Diversion lasted between May 10 through May 21, 2021.
- 4,400 missiles and rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel
- 680 Palestinian rockets launched towards Israel fell inside Gaza Strip killing at least 20 Palestinians, mostly children
- 256 Palestinians killed including 129 civilians and 127 Hamas/PIJ combatants
- 13 Israelis killed including 12 civilians
- 312 Israeli civilians and 3 soldiers wounded
- 1900 Gazans wounded
- Major structural damages on both sides
Bibi’s First War of Diversion – all of this violence, death and destruction just to keep him in power.
Bibi’s Come Back, November 2022
After a short stint of sitting as head of the opposition, Bibi was delighted when new elections were declared.
By the end of the ballot count on November 2, 2022, Bibi was back in power.
He would put together the most far-right, outrageously ultra-orthodox, intolerant, sexist, racist, homophobic coalition in the history of modern Israel.
Still indicted, still involved with court cases, Bibi set out to manipulate the ‘Law of the Land’ to protect himself from any jail sentence.
That is the reason behind his “Judiciary Overhaul,” his private ‘stay out of jail card.’
Some of his fiercest allies, including right wing Republican billionaire Dr. Miriam Adelson, widow of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, were aghast at how far Bibi would go to rip apart Israel’s delicate democracy and balance of powers for his own selfish motives.
Since the formation of the latest coalition, he has faced massive weekly nationwide anti-Bibi, Pro-Democracy Demonstrations.
Bibi and his partners had to start taking the situation seriously when pilots, army reservists, doctors and nurses joined the anti-Bibi demonstrations.
Bibi had to reckon with deep seeded union leaders threatening to bring Israel to a complete standstill. They even closed up Ben Gurion International Airport.
Bibi took note as the high-tech tax based companies started to flee Israel. Where would he find the funds to honor his inflated budgetary promises?
Concerning the State Budget, Bibi made outrageous financial promises to his lopsided coalition. 100s of millions of $$$ have been allotted to benefit orthodox men who study in Yeshivas; doubling and tripling benefits for ultra-orthodox men who refuse to serve either in the Israeli Army (IDF) or National Services; doubling and tripling government financial aid to large orthodox families and $250,000,000 to set up a private militia controlled by far right convict, Itamar Ben Gvir.
May 2023, Bibi’s Second War of Diversion
And so Bibi once again sat and thought. How to calm down his far right anti Arab racist coalition partners who are boycotting important cabinet meetings.
How to calm down the anti-Bibi, pro-democracy demonstrations.
How to sidestep the budget crisis and all of his fiscal promises.
How to dampen the coalition problems.
How about a little war.
And once again, as if on cue, on May 2nd, 2023 Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists (with the moral backing from Hamas) launched over 100 rockets and missiles into Israel.
Bibi called up his military advisors, informed opposition leaders and on May 9th started the Second War of Diversion – brought to you in living color by the Crime Minister himself, Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu.
Bibi is not interested in a quick cease-fire. The longer the conflict, the better for Bibi and his ailing coalition. And the longer he can renege on coalition promises.
Hopefully missiles pointing at Tel Aviv will stop those damn Saturday evening Pro-Democracy Demonstrators.
War strengthens Bibi, the self-proclaimed King of Israel.
National pride boils over as Bibi uses everyone including our young soldiers, our reservists, our pilots.
Bibi uses Israeli civilians who live along the border with Gaza.
He uses the mothers and children, fathers and brothers, aunts and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers who live in Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ramat Gan, Holon and Beer Sheva.
Bibi uses the lovely city of Rehovot where on Thursday afternoon an apartment building received a direct hit.
Rehovot, a shining star of international proportion. It is the home of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Hebrew University Faculty of Agriculture and the Peres Academic Center.
Bibi uses every Israeli as his personal human shield just to keep himself in power.
When will Yair Lapid and Benny ‘The Liar’ Gantz stop enabling Bibi and stop participating in Bibi’s Wars of Diversion?
Epilogue “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free“
This chant is the the common call-to-arms sung and adored by pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel activists.
It is a call to establish a State of Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, erasing the State of Israel and all Jews who live there.
It is the rallying cry sung by Congressional Jihadists: Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Betty McCollum and Jamaal Bowman.
Many of these politicians have been photographed and filmed on stage with Louis Farrakhan and the infamous Linda Sarsour (whose biography is still on Barack Obama’s Presidential Archival Online Pages) Linda Sarsour, Obama’s White House Archives
“From The River To The Sea” is the rallying cry sung by members of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement that works to prevent any international support for Israel.
BDS, contrary to popular opinion DOES NOT BELIEVE IN A TWO STATE SOLUTION.
Congressional Jihadists and Linda Sarsour are enabled by Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other congressional leaders who are considered U.S. Progressives (although all of them except Bernie are in fact members of the DNC).
In the meantime over the past 20 minutes Palestinian Islamic Jihad has launched over 50 missiles and rockets into Israel.
to be continued…