The Palestinians should beware. The world should beware. Push the Jews too far and you might just get a Jewish backlash.

How dare they, the so-called “Palestinians,” carry out “Days of Rage” after President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The descendants of 7th-century Arab imperialists and 20th-century Arab squatters; people who have conquered and occupied the Jewish People’s patrimony. What the Torah calls “a non-people” (Deuteronomy 32:21). The Jewish people are the indigenous population to the area, not the so-called “Palestinians.” They should sgo back to where they came from: Iraq, Syria, the Arabian peninsula, Egypt (Arafat was from Egypt.), etc.

What the Palestinians should worry about is pushing the Jews too far. After nearly 2,000 years of exile from their homeland, they’ve returned, and nothing will reverse that divine decree. Push the Jews too far and you might just get a Jewish backlash, “Jewish Days of Rage.” The Syrian-Greeks pushed us too far, the Mityavnim (the Hellenized Jews) pushed us too far, and then Matityahu, his sons, and other loyal Jews stood up and began a guerrilla war against the Hellenistic occupation. And let’s remember, the Maccabees were victorious.

Palestinian supporters and the BDS activists are on the wrong side of history. After a thousand years of anti-Semitism in Europe culminating in the Holocaust, Europe has nothing to teach us about morality. Their moral compass broke eons ago.

The Muslim anti-Jewish narrative is a Big Lie too. Real Muslims, who know the Koran, know that G-d promised the Land of Israel to the people of Israel, and promised to bring them back to it.

Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi for example, supports Jewish divine rights to the Land of Israel, with citations from the Koran and traditional Muslim sources. Palazzi believes that the Koran clearly states (Sura 5:21), that G-d granted the Land of Israel to the Jews, and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Jews back, to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations (Sura 17:104).

And Palazzi’s not alone, there’s Khaleel Mohammed, who agreed with Palazzi in a 2004 interview, in which he stated that Sura 5:21 of the Quran, and the medieval exegetes of the Quran, say that Israel belongs to the Jews.

Then there’s Sheikh Ahmad Adwan, a Muslim scholar living in Jordan, who declared on his Facebook page in 2014 that, Palestine doesn’t exist, and that Jews are the inheritors of Israel (Sura 26:59). And, there are plenty of other Muslim scholars who acknowledge Israel’s rights, go do the research.

Why Are the Palestinians Rioting?

So, after President Trump’s recent speech officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in which he said, “…we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality,” why are the Palestinians really rioting? Why were several rockets shot into Israel from Gaza? Why is Hezbollah, Hamas, Turkey, Iran, the Arab League, the UN, even North Korea, and the rest of the usual gang screaming?

It seems that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman proposed that the village of Abu Dis, a town just outside the eastern Jerusalem city limit, become the future capital of Palestine, during PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to Riyadh last month. Abu Dis is classified as Area B, which is administered jointly by both Israel and the PA. Salman gave Abbas two months to respond to the offer.

The proposal offered Palestinians a non-contiguous mini-state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza – the West Bank administrative areas A and B and 10 percent of area C – with limited self-government, while the majority of Israeli towns and villages (settlements) would remain, and Israel would be responsible for border security with Jordan & Egypt. This sounds very similar to what Prime Minister Netanyahu has been pushing for years.

The proposal does not grant Palestinian “refugees” and their descendants living in other countries, the right of return to Israel.

It seems Abbas and Hamas have taken a page out of Arafat’s playbook. During the Camp David Summit in July 2000, then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered almost everything – 92% of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, but PA chairman Yasser Arafat rejected it, then started the Oslo War (Second Intifada). Abbas and Hamas might just be starting another war also.

What Did Trump Say?

Notice carefully, During his speech, Trump didn’t say “undivided capital.” Rather, “We are not taking a position on…specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem…Those questions are up to the parties involved.” So let’s just be clear. This “recognition” doesn’t preclude the re-division of Jerusalem into the capitals of Israel and a Palestinian state.

US Public Law 104-45, The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, was adopted by the Senate (93–5), and the House (374–37). The act declares it to be US policy that:

“Jerusalem remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic religious group are protected.”

“Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel (Which Trump just did); and”

“The United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.” (But presidents were provided with a six-month waiver option, which Trump just signed.)

“Consistent with the Jerusalem Embassy Act,” Trump promised to direct, “the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

In pursuance of that act, a potential site for the future US Embassy  has been demarcated by Israel and the US, and is maintained in the neighborhood of Talpiot (in western Jerusalem). Again, proof that eastern Jerusalem could be negotiable, from the US perspective.

Trump also said, “Jerusalem is today, and must remain, a place where Jews pray at the Western Wall, where Christians walk the Stations of the Cross, and where Muslims worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Let’s be clear, even if the “Palestinians” get a mini-state with Abu Dis as their capital, and the Arab occupation of the Jewish people’s holiest site, the Temple Mount continues, these scenarios are unacceptable to today’s Maccabees. Remember, the first Maccabees also fought to get the Syrian-Greek occupation off the Temple Mount.

Judaism, Christianity, and even authentic Islam all recognize the Jewish people’s exclusive rights over its ancient homeland, the Land of Israel, and that includes all of Jerusalem.

The Palestinians should beware. The world should beware. Push the Jews too far and you might just get a Jewish backlash, “Jewish Days of Rage,” today’s Maccabees, the IDF, in action.

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Article by Ariel Natan Pasko

Ariel Natan Pasko, an independent analyst and consultant, has a Master's Degree specializing in International Relations, Political Economy & Policy Analysis. His articles appear regularly on numerous news/views and think-tank websites and in newspapers. His latest also appear on his archive: