Middle East

The current conflict in the Middle East was a long time coming. Question is; does it make any sense in an American perspective, and how does it tie into the security needs of Israel?

First of all; Israel is supposed to make peace, not war. The continuing saber rattling towards Iran does not create peace, it creates war. We are supposed to be the level headed and intelligent middle ground in the Middle East. Taking each side into consideration.

There was an unbalanced power buildup in the Middle East, and the Russian/Iranian side had had too much power due to the peace process that Obama did. 

This is unbalanced. But that does not give us the excuse to make a very aggressive campaign against Iran. It does give us the right to fight the proxy wars off cause. But we need to meet Iran on the level they are fighting us. 

I truly believe, that things are spiraling out of control. We need to take step back, reassess the situation, and look at our true priorities. Are we really interested in starting a fruitless war in the Middle East, putting young people in harms way?

What is it we want to accomplish but peace?

Not a naive or powerless peace, but a peace between equals.

G-d bless the will to find peace.

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Election 2020

Things are slowly heating up in the US concerning the election in 2020. Let me be clear, I will not be the one who decides anything. But I do have my champions. It is no secret, that I really like mr. Biden. Perhaps because we know each other from the Obama era. I like Joe. He is an average American, but also one who can reach left as well as right.

We need someone who can mend the fences, and make the system run again.

However, there is one thing I really believe Trump did better than what we did in the Obama era; he did get migration under control.

To have any chance of winning the next election. We need to accept his ideas about migration, and fulfill the pledges he has given in terms of protection of the country.

Uncontrolled migration and open borders simply creates too much havoc in the country, creating problems for the citizens.

It is not that people can’t come to the US, but is has to be done in the normal manner, with green cards and so on.

Not illegaly.

We also have to face, that there are some countries that are better at giving people to the US than others.

We should prefer countries of origin, that actually wants to be a part of the American dream.

That said, we need to heal, to unify, to build bridges, not antagonize our political adversaries.

Here in Denmark, we have just had an agonizing process of some of my friends actually, who had some disgusting claims.

I do not believe in senseless conflict, I believe in humanity and unity.

This is hopefully what will come.

G-d bless the United States of America.

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The new round table

The british political agenda is shifting rapidly. Let me be honest, I hated when I saw Mrs. May being humiliated. It was a crying and devasted PM.

Not to deliver in politics is awful. But at the other hand, we need someone with the skill not the necessary political color scheme.

That is why I condone mr. Boris Johnson as the contender for the next PM. He has the immense amount of skill needed to pull the UK out the EU whith as little harm as possible.

He IS the right man.

I remember when I was invited to Oxford some years back, at the time of Mr. Cameron. I got hold of this amazing book written by Mr. Johson. A sort of political manifesto of Mr. Johnson, written as a tribute to the greatest conservatives of all time; Wiston Churchill.

I really liked it, and it is still in my bookshelf here in Denmark.

The idea of Churchill of managing both the left and right inspired me as well. Finding the political middleground.

That is truly the talent of mr. Johnson, and that is exactly the skillset we need these times.

The Tories are in danger of total collapse.

Bring in the knight to make a round table. That is mr. Johnson.

G-d bless the will to be honest and humble in the face of the mounting task at hand.

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The Middle East

The Middle East is at the brink of war, and I believe, that that is not a good thing.

Take it from the perspective of the Americans.

The US is in a war with China, it may sway forward and backwards a bit. But there is no doubt, that the show down is neering. It is simply not possible to have two super global powers just besides each other with no conflict.

So, there is a problem with the Chinese.

Looking at its virtues, the Chinese are extremely well organized, has an ancient culture, and has no problem with getting ressources with foul methods. The last virtue is a bit of a vice, but seen in the great power game, ruthlessness and efficiency getting ressources is a good thing.

At the other hand, China is not traditionally a fighting power. It does not, as Japan, have a tradition for military conflict. It has a tradition for defense, but over the time China has develop due to the conqerours who have taken China and defined the trajectory of the country.

It is, for good or worse, a static culture, that does not like to either develop through conquest or inspiration.

This has changed however in the later years, and China has developed through copying European traditions, especially British traditions.

So we are looking at a behemoth of the power, that has to be tackled by the West.

The US has woken up to this threat quite early, due to the work of Mr. Barack Obama, and has tried to find a way to fight China.

Late Mr. Trump has done so also. Economic warfare will off cause bring some progress, but it will end up in physical warfare sooner or later. So getting the country into that gear is pretty important.

We have wasted some time not being sufficiently agressive, but the next president will have to work and fix this challenge.

But that ties into the Middle Eastern conflict. Fighting on two fronts is pretty stupid. So using a lot of ressources in the Middle East right now, is not a good strategy. We need them in Asia.

Therefor, the course towards peace in the Middle East, is the best seen from the perspective of the US.

Then we have Israel.

Is it in the interest of Israel to fight Iran?

Well on some levels it actually is. Due to this conflict, a tight and good relationship to the Arab world has developed.

We have more friends now. Consequently, we are more at peace. It even ties into the Gaza conflict, where the Arabs are ok with abandoning Hamas, if they can work on Iran.

At the other hand, war is terrible. In terms of human lives and suffering, war is always terrible.

That is why, I have actually argued for a redemption and a plan of peace.

We in Israel shoud not be the harbingers of destruction. We should be the peacemakers.

I know, that sometimes war is inevitable. If that is so, war should be done as fast and humanely possible.

So, all in all. I do hope, that we can talk peace in the Middle East, because, honestly, that is all the best.

G-d bless the Middle East.

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Compromise

Now there is a chance, for at renewed positive deal in the UK.

I have proposed a deal that finds common ground between the parties in the Commons.

There is one serious recommendation that you might want to consider.

The best politician that the Conservatives have right now, is mr. Boris Johnson. He has the ability to make bridges and find compromise.

Perhaps he would be the ideal candidate to engage in the negotiation process?

If he can deliver here, he can perhaps be the next PM also, and Mrs. May can redraw back to a dignified role in the party. Respected and beloved.

The compromise is what is all about, and even though there are radical elements in Labour, there are also more midleaning elements. Perhaps a compromise with them could be possible.

G-d bless the UK.

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Purim

We Jews uphold a tradition called Purim, every once a year we celebrate the miracle of the rescue of the Jewish people around 2500 years ago.

According to the story the Jewish people was held hostage in Persia by the Persian empire. A great and vast civilization at the time.

According to legend the evil Haman sought to put the Jewish people to the torch, but by divine providence queen Esther (the name of my second daughter) went to the emperor Xerxes and he decided to trust the Jews.

What can we learn from that story? Well first of all, I suppose it is about the relationship between Jews and Iranians. When we are at our best, we can be friends. When we are loving, intelligent, go with G-d, there is peace and rejuvenation to be found.

But when we descend into egoism and selfishness, the opposite is the case.

I believe, that we as Jews should be neutral.

Now the great peace treaty, that I am almost the only one to upheld was based on these ideas.

I know, that they seem unrealistic now, and perhaps soon things will deteoriate.

But let us remember this moment, that moment of Purim, when we actually found each other in peace.

Perhaps that will be the saving grace, when things start to go bananas again.

G-d bless the peace we can find on this place called earth.

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Peace

April 24th, 2019 No comments

So, the peace negotiations between the US, the rest of the world, and Israel is at hand.

First of all, as a religious Jew, I believe what we need to base our opinion on, is the peacefulness of our adversaries.

That is why, that I have criticized that people of Gaza so much, they are not interested in peace, but seem to foil all attempts at truly finding a peaceful solution.

At the other hand, as I see it, we cannot say the same about the Westbank, and I know that many religious Jews, especially the settlers are prone to take away that land from the Arabs.

But how can we do that, if they wish us no harm?

That is essentially the ethical debate that should be the axis of our negotiation.

We wish to find peace, but that should be based on a strong ethical base.

We can fight the Gazans and other who wish to do us harm, but we cannot fight people who wish us no harm.

It is the position of David vs. Goliath. We need to have a moral cause for our fight.

With this attitude, we are able to find friends with both warring parties. That is east and west.

We will not find peace, if mr. Putin do not allow us such.

Therefor, we need to understand his perspective as well.

We as Jews will have to earn his respect as a devout Christian to succeed in this mission.

G-d bless the will to find peace.

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Great Britain

April 24th, 2019 No comments

It is a problem that we are not able to get past the actual point of really leaving the European Union.

We should do that.

And we should do that by trying to reach a good deal with the socialist part of the Commons.

I know, that Mr. Corbyn is a difficult man to work with, since he is very idealistic in an uncompromising way.

Well, since that is so. We will have to find other people in Labour who are willing to find common ground.

Fight for that compromise, that people wish to find.

After that, there will be a new situation, where we can find solutions to all the difficulty that lie in the wake of all the problems that the aloof EU bureaucracy has give to Britain.

But as the queen once said; get on with it. Find a way, and make sure, that there is ample room for developments on a British constitutional platform after the Brexit negations has finished.

G-d bless the fair isles of Britain.

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Peace in the Middle East

April 19th, 2019 No comments

Things are charging forward in the international community. I however believe, that it is essentially the same players doing the different works of construction and destruction. 

I have wrought my head around the late twin fires of the cathedral of Notre Dame at the same time as the mosque on the top of the Temple Mount. 

These two things seems intermingled, and somehow represents the potential for a Christian/Muslim conflict. 

There is no doubt, that that is what players as the Islamic State really wants, and what everybody else tries to run away from. 

So far, the dictum of Democracy against the Islamic State has held quite firm, and has created the workings of peace. 

Throw into the mix the victory of Mr. Netanyahu and the promise of annexing the West Bank for Israel, we have a bit of a dangerous situation. 

First of all, what we need to remember, is the great ally Israel has in mr. Trump. There has been no greater ally to Israel since, well, never. 

This allegation is a thing I truly believe we should appreciate, even though I was against him in the American election, and probably will be in the next. 

His needs should be prioritized, so his peace plan should be on the top of the list when it comes to what we need to take into account. 

Peace is made through understanding of alliances. 

We have worked quite hard to make peace with the Arabs and the Shia. 

The peace with the Arabs is still holding, and should not be tampered with. It is vital. 

The peace with the Shia is worse, so I do hope that mr. Trump can make his plan come through even though things have gone awry a bit lately. 

But this amazing love from the US, should be really credited and held up as a great thing. 

This ties into the political space of maneuverability in and around Israel. 

My take was to repatriate a great many of the Gazans, since there will be no peace unless these people are unable to dig tunnels, send rockets and death kites in over Israel. 

So a repatriation of Gazans could make a lasting peace. 

On the other hand, the West Bank Arabs have not been so agressive towards Israel, and to take all their land would be a mistake I believe. 

To counter them on a moral basis, we should be clear about our motives, and they should be sound. 

Therein lies the balance, and hopefully mr. Netanyahu and mr. Trump can find the right balance. 

Any kind of peace treaty is welcomed wholeheartedly by all who love the Middle East.

G-d bless Israel.

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A rebounding US

April 11th, 2019 No comments

The world tends to move in interesting ways, as one of the movers and shakers of the international political world, it seems to me, that the progress I have been able to create seems to last.

After mr. Barack Obama left from office, the Socialdemocratic world has lapsed back to a pre Obama ideology. It is pro Palestinian, all in on gender, identity politics, climate and so on.

This has become a tomb for Socialdemocratism. You can see it in the election passed in Israel, Socialdemocratism wiped out. In France, mr. Macron is hanging in a loose thread. 

The ideas behind the current cultural Marxism simply is not a viable set of ideas. 

The exception to the rule is mr. Barack Obama. His way; Change, has led the US from a decaying Empire to a sound rebounding. The Eagle is flying again. 

Still the US is licking its wounds, gathering energy to the next fight that is coming. But it is stable, things are going in the right direction, and most important of all: American Democracy is healthy and getting better. The city on that shining hill is cleaning its windows and polishing its handles. 

The same goes for Socialdemocratism in Denmark in fact, we are nearing election time, and the Socialdemocrats are winning by a healthy margin in all polls. 

That is Change. 

So we are slowly gearing up for a new presidential election. It seems that mr. Biden is elected as the president candidate. That is marvelous. I know that man as a good man, and I will happily help him all the way. 

It is also good for American Social Democratism, because this means, that Change is still coming, bringing Hope.

G-d bless the United States of America.

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Unity not division

What does no deal really mean? Well, it is quite obvious, when you think about it. It means renegotiation. 

The problem with this current very prolonged negotiation, is the fact, that the right compromises have not been made. To make a deal, that is truly possible to wrench through the commons, one must find the balance between the issues that tear people apart, and then find the true middle ground.

That is what is missing. 

What I like about no deal, is the fact, that it actually gives the parliament a wider berth towards the EU bureaucracy. 

The terms a deal can be struck upon, are actually better, due to the fact, that the EU bureaucracy still needs a deal far more that the UK needs a deal.  

But what is important though, is to find a good compromise between right and left. 

Here are some of the poisonous issues:

1. Migration. Who and how many are supposed to migrate to the UK. 

2. Remigration. A lot of the public wants certain parts of the migration population to be kicked out. This may be an issue hard to discuss. But to truly find a compromise, you need to address the issue. My take on it has been to divide between islamists and secular Muslims. Throwing our the first and keeping an open door for the latter. There are many issues in regard to Polish and other Eastern European migrants that has to find a compromise as well.

3. Wealthfare state. A lot of people have suffered due to austerity measures. Find a compromise that will actually work here. 

4. Law and order. An issue that is hardpressing. Strengthen the security apparatus, put in the army if needs be. The gun and knife violence of London is not acceptable. 

5. Church matters. Strengthen the Church in all matters possible. This institution can and will bridge some of the gaps that is in between people in the country. Campaign for the Anglican Church within migrant communities, and see if you can sway some to support the Church of England.

6. Support the royal house. This is also an institution that bridges gaps. 

7. In other words, strengthen all those institution that seek to unify the divided country, and do not support those institutions that are dividing the country. Seek unity, not division.

G-d bless the fair isles of England.

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Friends

March 31st, 2019 1 comment

It is so close now, the Great Brexit. 

It seems that everything is in total chaos, and I would have wished for at better situation. But, things are as they are. 

But I want you to know, that even though things seem quite desperate right now, you still have good friends. You have the US, you have Denmark, you have Israel. And with friends like that, you will prevail. 

Whatever happens, you still have friends to pick you up, and support you in this the darkest hour. 

We will see what happens after Brexit, but we will be there. 

G-d bless the will to help, where help is needed.

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The problems of Europe

March 26th, 2019 No comments

Political development is pretty straightforward though difficult. It is all about finding the right “system” or political architecture in a given situation. In order to do this, one needs to have a vast knowledge about the different systems and how they intermingle.

There are basic systems, that have traditions that are ancient in their own right.

Take Democracy. The initial idea of this system came from two sources. 1. Ancient Athens that is birth-cradle of our civilisation. Here amazing philosophers as Plato and Aristotle defined what we today see as a Democracy. But, you need to know the other source of the Democratic tradition to really understand Democracy. The other source is the Viking Freestate, that was functioning in Northern Europe before the Roman conquest. That is, it was in Germany, France, UK, The Netherlands, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

The system was quiet advanced in its own right, since it governed most of Northern Europe for a long time.

Modern Democracy, is however a mix of the two, and has a healthy vibe of freedom in its core, the belief, that each man is in his own right (and woman of cause).

The complexity of the system we have today, with an upper house, a lower house, a royal house on the top of it, is an improved version of the Democratic system. Especially Roman Law is a good thing.

But all systems needs to adjust to the challenges is confronts. Things have to be looked upon regularly to work.

That is also the problem of the European Union. My claim is, that it has NOT been the architecture of the construct that has really been the focus of the Union, but more the economical aspects of the Union that has been the focus.

You have to make a good architectural plan before you start working on the plumbings.

To be honest, the whole shebang is crashing down. Luckily, we have renewed our understanding of Democracy in Europe, and put in a few extra chinchs in the armor.

This will hopefully create a costly but inevitable turn around of the European countries. Giving Europe a come back on the international scene as the US has just experienced.

But it will be bloody before it will get calm again, that much is pretty clear.

G-d bless the will to be honest about these things.

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The fight

March 15th, 2019 No comments

There has come a fissure between those on the right that likes Jews, and those on the right, that does not like Jews.

Let me be clear about my idea concerning this issue. If we start fighting each other, then we are all in problems.

I recognize, that some Jews do things that is considered despicable to some. In fact, I agree that many Jews do things that I sincerely dislike.

But that does not give meaning til all out antisemitism. In fact, true antisemitism will just destroy the progress of our cause.

There are plenty of people to chose to hate if that is what we want. Hating Jews just does not make any true sense. Because there is as many worldviews as there are Jews.

So, please, let us focus on the true fight. The fight for a sovereign nation-state with room for those who serve democracy.

G-d bless the will to see the Nation in the right light.

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Brexit

March 13th, 2019 No comments

So the Brexit negotiation is again at a standstill. What is really the issue?

Essentially it is the equation that is wrong.

Politics is all about making ends meet. You try to understand the needs of one side, and then the needs of the other side. After then you try to find a compromise.

The problem with the Brexit negotiations is the fact, that Mrs. May has simply sought the wrong equation. In order for the deal to go down as a success in Westminster, the equation is not between the EU and the UK, but between remainers and brexiteers.

What would be a better idea, instead of solving the current crisis is to make a two legged negotiation.

First a negotiation in Westminster, THEN a negotiation with the EU.

Honestly it is a decision made by the british people, so it is their needs that need to be met. See to that, and if the EU does not want to recognize this, then go about your own way.

G-d bless the fair Islands of the British.

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