The impending “Global March on Jerusalem”, scheduled to take place Friday, March 30, is one of the most egregious incitements against Israel’s sovereignty short of outright war. Likely an enlargement of last May’s assault against Israel’s borders on Independence Day (see photo above of Syrians trying to storm the border fences), the plan is to hold demonstrations along Israel’s borders with the neighboring Arab states. Should the march materialize into something more than a peaceful demonstration on the far side of Israel’s border, with masses of Muslims trying to breach Israel’s international borders, it could be the spark that ignites a new Middle East war, in which we will all no doubt soon be engaged as well.
While organizers said the events will be nonviolent, this is the kind of event that can easily get out of hand, as it did last year. Israel’s army and police have therefore been preparing for trouble and troops are under orders to use force to prevent infiltrations. Similar protests last year turned deadly when demonstrators rushed the fence along the Syrian and Lebanese borders with Israel, and tried to breach the border. At least 15 people were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers when demonstrators tried to breach
Israel is a tiny country, surrounded by hostile neighbors on the north (Lebanon and Syria), east (Jordan), and south (Egypt). All of Israel’s neighbors have cast their support for the march, including Jordan, with whom Israel has a peace treaty. Our sources inform us that Iran has not only supported it, but has sent several thousand activists into Syria (see DebkaFile article below) to participate in the swarm.
The organizers said their plan to mount this unprecedented attack on a sovereign state is grounded in the Muslim claim that Israel has no legitimate right to Jerusalem (and indeed the land of Israel itself). The claim is fallacious and based on revisionist history that has been refuted and disproven time and time again. Israel’s claim to the land is grounded in Biblical and historical references, and is thoroughly documented with concrete evidence that is irrefutable. Crude attempts to rewrite history otherwise are religious and political, and are used to incite violence against the tiny Jewish state, without regard for either fact or reality.
If the demonstrations remain peaceful, then the threat will subside (at least temporarily) by Saturday. Should the demonstrations turn violent, however, the consequences of such an attack on Israel’s borders could be monumental. If the demonstrations are sufficiently massive, Israeli forces would have no choice but to fire on the approaching mobs.
In the court of international opinion, which is now dominated by an increasingly radicalized Muslim world and its allies, Israel will lose no matter what it does. But Israel has made it clear that it has no intention of standing silently by and allowing its borders to be overrun. Moreover, Israel has never been so ready to defend itself against those who would destroy it.
What happens Friday should be watched carefully, as should America’s response. If the movement successfully marshals the thousands of activists to rush Israel’s borders, then the stability of the region will be severely threatened. The swarming of national borders is a breach of international law and can only be met by force by the nation so attacked. And while America again stands silent, Israel stands alone.
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Israel’s Enemies Unite for March to Jerusalem
By Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief – March 29, 2012
JERUSALEM, Israel — Security forces in Israel are on high alert ahead of Friday’s “Global March to Jerusalem.”
Organizers hope one million people will march on the border of Israel. But, there’s growing concern the event will turn violent and be used to shine negative light on the Jewish state.
Close to 100,000 people marched in the streets of Morocco earlier this week, chanting they would redeem Jerusalem with their blood.
Organizers of the Global March to Jerusalem hope that same result takes place at Israel’s borders and its embassies around the world.
“The march will demand freedom for Jerusalem and its people,” a statement on the event website reads. “And put an end to the apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and judaization policies affecting the people, land, and sanctity of Jerusalem.”
But supporters of Israel say the Jewish connection to Jerusalem dates back 3,000 years.
Some fear the March 30 marches will take a turn for the worst.
In June 2011, thousands of Syrians tried to breach Israel’s northern border. Several died during the confrontation with Israeli troops.
Some believe this kind of incident would play into the hands of the Global March organizers by making Israel look bad.
An email exchange by two organizers offered insight into what some are hoping.
“This will undermine the Israeli state like no other strategy and then it will all begin to unravel,” one email said. “The zionist edifice, which is unravelling as we speak, will soon fall.”
Middle East expert Daniel Pipes said the March represents a new strategy.
“The real war now is the war of public opinion. It’s the war of television and writing and radio and Internet,” he said.
Read the whole article here
By far the best-known figure and also the “spiritual leader” of the forthcoming Global March on Jerusalem to protest the city’s “Judaization” is Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He is the perfect representative of this collection of Israel-haters (Iranian agents, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas “activists,” and their leftist acolytes) because for him anti-Semitism is not merely a religious prejudice or an untidy passion; it is a way of life.
This is an open secret, visible to everybody yet constantly ignored by Tutu’s admirers, including President Obama, who in 2009 awarded him the Medal of Freedom. In October 2010, on the occasion of the Anglican clergyman’s 79th birthday, Obama lauded him as “a moral titan — a voice of principle, an unrelenting champion of justice, and a dedicated peacemaker.” Yet in that very year Tutu had demonstrated his dedication to peace, justice, and principle in the Middle East by speaking up for Hamas and supporting the “Freedom Flotilla” of Islamist jihadists and “internationalist” do-gooders (people who confuse doing good with feeling good about what they are doing) who in the spring tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
Tutu has also repeatedly endorsed the activities of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction) movement. This reincarnation of the Nazis’ “Kauf nicht beim Juden” campaign of the 1930s constantly invokes Tutu’s “authoritative” condemnation of Israel (where Arabs and Jews use the same buses, beaches, clinics, cafes, and soccer fields, and attend the same universities) as an “apartheid state.” It goes without saying that Tutu is neither impressed by nor interested in the fact that Israel is the only country in the world to have sought out and brought to its shores, all on its own initiative, tens of thousands of black Africans for citizenship, not enslavement.
His fulminations against Jews have a long history, so well-documented that one wonders how President Obama (or our perennially “surprised” Jewish leaders) can possibly be ignorant of it.
On the day after Christmas, 1989, Tutu, standing before the memorial at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem to the millions of Jews murdered by the Nazis, prayed for the murderers and scolded the descendants of their victims. “We pray for those who made it happen, help us to forgive them and help us so that we in our turn will not make others suffer.” This, he said, was his “message” to the Israeli children and grandchildren of the dead.
Read the rest of the article here.
And if you thought that Iran was standing idly by, the following DebkaFile report should make their position cristal clear:
Iran flies thousands of pro-Palestinian activists to Syria. IDF fortifies borders
DEBKAfile Special Report March 27, 2012, 5:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel boosted its Syrian and Lebanese border units as special flights carrying thousands of pro-Palestinian activists from Tehran touched down in Damascus Tuesday, March 27 for the international Global March to Jerusalem Friday, March 30. Before taking off, they were split into small groups and tutored by Iranian Al Qods Brigades officers in tactics for breaching Israeli border barriers, bursting through and challenging the Israeli military forces defending the border.
On arrival in Damascus, one group of activists was sent by special bus to Lebanon, where Hizballah officers stood by to lead them to villages close to the Israeli frontier; a second is assigned to face Israeli lines on the Golan.
These anti-Israeli activists from several countries are being planted at strategic points to carry out the plan hatched together by Iran, Syria and Hizballah to ignite Israel’s two northern borders in solidarity with the annual Israeli-Arab Earth Day next Friday.
Earlier reports from Damascus that the demonstrators would keep the Quneitra sector of the Golan and the Lebanese Beaufort were meant to put the Israeli command off its stroke by disguising the real scope of their plans and their objective: a mass assault on Israeli borders. They are programmed to coincide with the outbreaks the Palestinian Authority is preparing for Jerusalem and the West Bank and Israeli-Arab disturbances inside Israel – all on the same day, as debkafile reported earlier Tuesday.