The Process of Recognition and Renunciation

While official Israeli government recognition of denominations of core Median Judaism as bona fide Judaism is important – so is core Median Jewish renunciation of syncretic elements as imported from religious imperialism and in particular in this era of religious imperialism from Islam. In fact should renunciation be prepared in advance with top religious leadersContinue reading “The Process of Recognition and Renunciation”

The Emerging Paradigm Shift on Iran

The recent UN General Assembly speech by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was very different from those of his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu who used to devote his entire UNGA speeches to the question of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. While Bennett spoke briefly about the Iranian nuclear weapons program was this not the sole topic inContinue reading “The Emerging Paradigm Shift on Iran”

A Just War for Peace

A joint IDF-SDF defensive war to liberate Syria and Lebanon in response to the massive Hezbollah missile barrage against Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities will take a few months. The SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) will overrun the SAA (Syrian Arab Army) in the course of merely a couple of months with overwhelming Israeli airContinue reading “A Just War for Peace”

The Alawite People do not Control Syria

The Syrian regime is famously dominated by ethnic Alawites – Alawism being a denomination of Median Judaism – yet the Alawite people are, despite popular conception, not in control of Syria.  The Alawite people were ruthlessly suppressed and persecuted during Ottoman rule but became prominent in the military during the French period during which theyContinue reading “The Alawite People do not Control Syria”

Iran is a Rival of China, not an Ally

Islamists hold profoundly contemptful attitudes towards non-Muslims and Khomeinist attitudes towards China of course is no exception. Does Tehran hate Beijing for its internment of one million Muslims in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region? Yes of course they do but Tehan’s duplicitous strategy towards Beijing is designed to fool and take advantage of China. After all,Continue reading “Iran is a Rival of China, not an Ally”

Why Iran wants Nuclear Weapons

It is peculiar why so-called “anti-imperialists” are not concerned with Tehran’s clearly neo-imperial ambitions. Rather, “Anti-Imperialism” was a Soviet propaganda discourse closely connected to yet another Soviet propaganda discourse, namely “Anti-Zionism”. In fact, Soviet propaganda often mentioned “Anti-Imperialism and “Anti-Zionism” in one breath as if they were one. The Islamic Republic of Iran is oneContinue reading “Why Iran wants Nuclear Weapons”

Will there be a Southern Front?

Will Tehran persuade Hamas and Islamic Jihad to open a southern front against Israel in the upcoming war between Hezbollah and Israel? While it could be argued that Hezbollah has enough missiles themselves and don’t need the participation of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, it could nevertheless be useful from the perspective of Hezbollah to divertContinue reading “Will there be a Southern Front?”

Diversity of Median Judaism

All Jewish peoples have their own distinctive form of Judaism and it would not be intellectually honest to claim that Median Judaism is a single religion. There has been so much divergence, developments and geographic separation since the Assyrian deportations 27 centuries ago. Median Judaism is truly a world religion or rather a series ofContinue reading “Diversity of Median Judaism”

The International Community is Finally Waking Up

The international community is finally showing some signs of waking up. There is not yet full realization that Iran has long since strategically decided to ditch the JCPOA, yet the reality is beginning to seep in. France speaks of “diplomatic escalation”, yet it is unclear however if this includes snapback sanctions for this is aContinue reading “The International Community is Finally Waking Up”

Uniting the Peoples of Israel

The Jewish people is ethnically, culturally, linguistically, racially, genetically and religiously diverse yet it is one people living in many countries around the world, albeit once more centred in the land of Israel. The existence of the small Samaritan people has always been known to rabbinic Jews but the rediscovery of Median Jewry and MedianContinue reading “Uniting the Peoples of Israel”

What is Israel’s Strategy on Median Jewry?

The State of Israel has known about the existence of Median Jewry for half a decade now, yet has remained quiet on the subject so as not to antagonize the Erdogan regime in Ankara considering that the vast majority of Median Jews in the Middle East live within the boundaries of the Republic of Turkey.Continue reading “What is Israel’s Strategy on Median Jewry?”

Median Jews are not Muslims

Islam is a religion with four branches, Sunni, Shia, Ibadi (in Oman) and Mutazili. There are four surviving schools (Arabic: madhhab) within Sunni Islamic jurisprudence (Arabic: fiqh). These are Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki and Shafi’i. In addition are there the heterodox Sunni Ahmadiyya who believe that the expected Mahdi (messiah) has already arrived. Ahmadiyya are neverthelessContinue reading “Median Jews are not Muslims”

Liberalization without Suppressing Religion

Secularism in Turkey and Iran during the 20th century was anti-religious in actively trying to limit the extent of religion in society. This led to a backlash in Islamists coming to power. The secularization policies of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi were in this sense clearly counterproductive. However, their respective heritage remains aliveContinue reading “Liberalization without Suppressing Religion”

The False Choice between a Two-State Solution and a One-State Solution

It is commonly presented that Israel somehow “has to choose” between a so-called “two state solution” (that would calamitously endanger Israeli security) and a so-called “one-state solution” (that would endanger the very existence of the Jewish people). This is a patently false choice. A so-called “two-state solution” is impossible because a wall-to-wall consensus in PalestinianContinue reading “The False Choice between a Two-State Solution and a One-State Solution”

Harming Israel does not help the Palestinians

For 73 years have Palestinian nationalists and other Anti-Zionists worldwide peddled the ingrained myth that harming Israel militarily, security-wise, politically, economically, culturally and academically will somehow help the Palestinians. It just does not work that way. No effort at harming Israel has ever helped the Palestinians. It has been tried over and over again forContinue reading “Harming Israel does not help the Palestinians”

Israel’s Haredi Dilemma

Israel’s Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) population explosion poses multiple dilemmas to Israeli long-term planners. One thing that is clear is that Israeli liberal democracy will not be able to survive and in its stead there will need to be a system of liberal guided democracy. It will still be a democracy but not a liberal democracy. ThereContinue reading “Israel’s Haredi Dilemma”

Israel’s Haredi Future

Israel’s Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) community is extraordinarily diverse in comprising a vast number of sects, ranging from the very small to those numbering in the hundreds of thousands. While the majority view in the Haredi community is non-Zionist and pro-theocratic are the minority Anti-Zionists opposed to theocracy which they deem to be against the will ofContinue reading “Israel’s Haredi Future”

Liberating Iran’s Oil

Most of Iran’s oil resources are located in the minority Kurdish, Luri and Arab regions of western Iran and much of Iran’s natural gas resources are located in the Persian Gulf Arab region of Iran and in its territorial waters. Depriving Tehran control over its minority regions will therefore deprive the Khomeinist regime of mostContinue reading “Liberating Iran’s Oil”

Why the IDF and SDF will be Welcomed

How will the civilian populations react to a joint IDF-SDF liberation of Lebanon-Syria?  The Syrian regime is profoundly unpopular in Syria even among the Alawites and there is no doubt that the feminist and now increasingly Arab SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) of the AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) will be greeted asContinue reading “Why the IDF and SDF will be Welcomed”

The Peripheral Concentric Approach

The approach of the Mossad which regularly tries to spur unrest in Iran and which the Mossad hopes will lead to an Iranian secularist revolution has for many years been focused on Persian-speaking major cities in Iran. Such unrest occurs every few years or so with so far no strategic breakthrough as the Khomeinist regimeContinue reading “The Peripheral Concentric Approach”

Decline or Ascendance

Is the Khomeinist empire declining or on the ascendancy? This is largely up to the determination of regional nations as led by Israel. Will Israel and the AANES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) defensively liberate Lebanon-Syria and redraw borders between Beirut, Jerusalem and Damascus subsequent to the massive Hezbollah missile barrage against TelContinue reading “Decline or Ascendance”

The Great Power Confrontation in the Middle East

There are only two great powers in the Middle East – Israel and Iran – which are vying for hegemony in Islamdom. Most Muslim-majority countries have good relations with Israel (whether openly or not) and fear Iran and are on Israel’s side in the struggle against Iran. Iran has few allies in Islamdom and veryContinue reading “The Great Power Confrontation in the Middle East”

Do Median Jews need to Convert?

Do Median Jews need to undergo so called ‘strict conversion’ (Hebrew: giyur lechumra) due to their limited syncretism with Islam and before that with previous incarnations of religious imperialism in the region? There is no evidence that Median Jews ever converted to Islam and rather was the historical limited syncretism of the various eras withContinue reading “Do Median Jews need to Convert?”

Playing for Time on the Way to the Bomb

Iran claims that it wants to resume the Vienna negotiations at an unspecified point in time in the near future, yet Iran is only weeks away from nuclear threshold status. There is hardly any time left for “negotiations”. Israel abides by the doctrine of “only striking when the sword is on the neck” in thereforeContinue reading “Playing for Time on the Way to the Bomb”

America’s Anti-American Lobby

The pro-Palestinian lobby in Washington undermines American national interests when they subvert the US-Israel special relationship. It is specifically not in America’s interest to push Israel into the arms of China on behalf of the Palestinians. America relies on Israel’s advanced high tech and intelligence capabilities and depends upon Israel for its own security. TheContinue reading “America’s Anti-American Lobby”

Gender and Sexual Equality vs. Islamist Neo-Medievalism

The empowerment of women and girls is a critical aspect in the struggle against Islamist neo-medievalism. Islamism is intrinsically geared against gender equality in typically prescribing a highly constricted role for women and girls in society. Sunni Islamism is vehemently anti-LGBTQI while Twelver Shia Islamism is more tolerant towards transsexuals although otherwise viciously homophobic inContinue reading “Gender and Sexual Equality vs. Islamist Neo-Medievalism”

Fooling the World

When Iran “negotiated” in Vienna did they refuse to share the same hotel with the American delegation as led by America’s pro-Islamist Iran envoy Rob Malley. They accelerated their nuclear weapons program during the “indirect negotiations”. Now Iran even refuses to engage in “indirect negotiations” with the US while stunningly claiming to “want to returnContinue reading “Fooling the World”

Apostasy and Blasphemy are Essential to Freedom of Religion

Freedom of religion is almost non-existent in many Muslim countries. There is no right to apostasy, no right to freedom from religion, no right to blasphemy and no right to criticize religion. Without those is there practically no freedom of religion at all. Of course, the situation varies between Muslim countries but many Muslim countriesContinue reading “Apostasy and Blasphemy are Essential to Freedom of Religion”

The Palestinian Jihadist Consensus

Palestinian society is unique in that there is a Jihadist consensus throughout society involving both secularists and Islamists. Jihadist indoctrination permeates Palestinian society not only in the the Islamist-run Gaza but also in Judea and Samaria where the media and the system of education propagandize Jihadism and idolize Jihadist terrorists. The al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, theContinue reading “The Palestinian Jihadist Consensus”

Iran’s Intention to Destroy Israel

Iran openly says that it intends to “annihilate Israel”. Why do they want to destroy Israel? They believe that Israel is evil and destroying Israel will catapult the world into the messianic era with the return of the two Islamic messianic figures of Jesus and the Mahdi (whom Twelver Shia Muslims identify with the hiddenContinue reading “Iran’s Intention to Destroy Israel”

The Islamic Veneer in Median Judaism

There is to varying degrees an Islamic veneer in the denominations of core Median Judaism, i.e.  Alawism, Alevism, Alianism, Bektashism, Druzism, Yarsanism and Yezidism, yet these are not denominations of Islam, their adherents do not practice Islam, do not believe in Islam and have not converted to Islam. There are historical traces in denominations ofContinue reading “The Islamic Veneer in Median Judaism”

Reuniting the Nation of Israel

The United Monarchy of Israel, the ancient Jewish state was divided into two different Jewish states in 930 BCE, the Southern Kingdom of Judah and the Northern Kingdom of Israel. The population of the Northern Kingdom of Israel was in 745-715 BCE deported by Assyria to what is now Kurdistan. The Israelites apparently gained prominenceContinue reading “Reuniting the Nation of Israel”

Restoring Bektashi Property in the Balkans

The Communists confiscated property of everyone including from the Bektashi communities in the Balkan countries. However, the Bektashi real estate have since then not been returned to their rightful owners, this includes historical tekkes, Bektashi convents which in Balkan countries typically have been turned over by governments to the local Muslim community which turned themContinue reading “Restoring Bektashi Property in the Balkans”

Palestinian Terrorism is Genocidal

Palestinian terrorists try to kill as many Jewish civilians as possible, in fact this is a particular form of terrorism of targeting a particular people that is genocidal. There is not only denial of Jews having nationality and peoplehood, there is a particular effort trying to end Jewish nationhood and Jewish peoplehood, something which isContinue reading “Palestinian Terrorism is Genocidal”

Albania’s Forcibly Secularized Bektashis

The fate of Albania’s Bektashis resembles that of the once traditionally religious Soviet Jewry, forcibly secularized under Communism. Three decades after the end of Communism are Bektashi religious leaders in Albania still trying to revive traditional Bektashi religious life in Albania.  The Bektashis are a large minority in Albania numbering in the double digits percentageContinue reading “Albania’s Forcibly Secularized Bektashis”

How Lebanon is Different from Gaza

The paradigm of the Gaza conflict with recurring Israeli wars to once more restore deterrence does not apply to Lebanon. There is no such thing as deterring Hezbollah which is part of the IRGC command and control structure as acting upon direct instructions from the Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei.Continue reading “How Lebanon is Different from Gaza”

Liberal Israel

Israel is according to its basic laws a Jewish and democratic state. The Jewish character of the state is ensured for the future, its democratic character is however distinctly not. The rapid demographic growth of the country’s Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) minority means that Israel will have little choice but to curtail liberal democracy to ensure thatContinue reading “Liberal Israel”

Restoring the Jewish Traditions of Alevism

Alevism is extraordinarily diverse with often each tribe having very distinctive tribal traditions and practices. Many Jewish traditions of Alevism are not universal in Alevism but are practiced locally, regionally and by tribes. As Alevism has become increasingly urbanized in recent decades, needs Alevism take on a restorative de-Islamization process of taking tribal, local andContinue reading “Restoring the Jewish Traditions of Alevism”

The Muslim Brotherhood Global Organization

The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 by school teacher Hassan al-Banna, a Sufi Muslim, he modeled the organization of the Muslim Brotherhood on that of the hierarchical organization of initiation of the Sufi orders. The Muslim Brotherhood is organized into self-governing national branches, each with its own national political strategy. InContinue reading “The Muslim Brotherhood Global Organization”

Not a War by Choice

The Iranian nuclear weapons program is an existential threat against the Jewish state; the Khomeinist regime constantly and publicly repeats its official desire to “annihilate Israel”. There is less than one month left until Iran has enough nuclear material for one nuclear bomb and there is no doubt that the clock is ticking and thatContinue reading “Not a War by Choice”

The Dönmeh and Other Minorities

The Dönmeh-led Derin Devlet as founded by the ethnically Dönmeh Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has historically had a hostile relationship with some minorities in Turkey, including Alevis, Bektashis, Sufis, Kurds and Armenians. This is peculiar since all those groups should have been natural allies of the Dönmeh community. However, all this is due to the personalContinue reading “The Dönmeh and Other Minorities”

Banning Islamist Organizations

There is in some Muslim and European countries a growing awareness of the threat of Islamist totalitarianism. Denmark has already responded by banning immigration altogether and the three conservative opposition parties in Sweden advocate instituting a severely restrictive immigration policy, apparently due to the Islamist threat. The governments of Austria and France have raised awarenessContinue reading “Banning Islamist Organizations”

The Sophisticated Operations of the Muslim Brotherhood

How can it be that the Crypto-Islamist AKP (the Turkish branch of the Muslim Brotherhood) has been able to increasingly outfox the once all-powerful Dönmeh-led Derin Devlet (Turkish for ‘Deep State’) domestic political intelligence agency in Turkey? How can a ruling political party manage to outmaneuver an omnipotent domestic political intelligence agency? The only knownContinue reading “The Sophisticated Operations of the Muslim Brotherhood”

The Evolution of Totalitarianism

Communism was the first form of totalitarianism to emerge in Europe and was founded as the ideology of “the dictatorship of the proletariat” in the 19th century. It was followed by Fascism such as Nazism in the first half of the 20th century and subsequently emerged third world totalitarian ideologies, i.e. Afwerkism (Eritrea), Ba’athism (SyriaContinue reading “The Evolution of Totalitarianism”

Let’s Take Up the Glove

The ideologues, theologians and leaders of Islamism/Jihadism – both Sunni and Shia – have for decades constantly literally declared war on non-Muslims and secular governments of Islamdom. They mean war when they incite war. There is no real dividing line between Islamism and Jihadism. Most Islamist leaders are Jihadists although that is not necessarily trueContinue reading “Let’s Take Up the Glove”

The Threat of Theocracy

Traditional religion was historically not in favor of liberal democracy and some religious denominations are still not like the Catholic Church. The founder of Mormonism Joseph Smith advocated what he described as “theodemocracy”.  Advocates of theocracy in Islam and Orthodox Judaism are however expanding their appeal among Muslims and Orthodox Jews respectively. The fertility ratesContinue reading “The Threat of Theocracy”

The Jewish “Islamists”

The very predicament of the danger of theocratic takeover of religion and then state is not exclusive to Islam and Islamdom; in fact Israeli Orthodox Judaism and Israel suffer from the very same predicament. Israel’s Jewish theocrats are divided into two main camps, those are the Hardalim, Strictly Orthodox Zionists who imagine an Iranian-style regimeContinue reading “The Jewish “Islamists””

The Threat of Islamist Takeover in Turkey

If the Islamists were to fully take control over the Republic of Turkey would this have severe geostrategic implications. This would mean that the Islamists would control the Turkish Straits (the Dardanelles and the Bosporus) and thus naval transits between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. An Islamist Turkey would no doubt exit theContinue reading “The Threat of Islamist Takeover in Turkey”

The Threat of Genocide in Turkey

A country that denies its genocidal past is in danger of reoffending. Not only would the the Dönmeh Jewish community (a subset of the Bektashi order) be in danger of liquidation in case of complete Islamist takeover in Turkey but so would potentially other Median Jews as well. While the current policy in Turkey isContinue reading “The Threat of Genocide in Turkey”