Smokescreen On Samaria

By: Tabitha Korol

William Sutcliffe. The Wall. Bloomsbury Children’s Books, June 4, 2013. 304 pages, cloth.

Islamists use our country’s laws and multicultural activism to transform our public libraries into venues for spreading Islam. The indoctrination includes stories that skew the truths and conceal their violent history. William Sutcliffe’s The Wall is such a novel, designed to impact the mind of the American 9- to 13-year-old reader. The following is my evaluation of such a book.

The Samaria analog

We meet the thirteen-year-old Jewish boy, Joshua, when he’s playing with his friend David, but he’s left alone to retrieve his new ball from the other side of the fence, “The Wall,” in Amarias. This is an anagram of Samaria, once the capital of the Northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel, founded in the 9th century BCE, long before Islam or Palestinians.

The real modern history of Samaria…

Will the young reader know why there is a fence in Amarias that renders it off-limits? Or that Jordan was among the five Arab states that attacked the new State of Israel in 1948? Or that Jordan then annexed Judea and Samaria and renamed it West Bank? Will they learn that Jordan ruled for 19 years, attacking Israel until finally, in 1967, Israel was victorious? Under the rules of war, Israel must now rule Samaria, the Sinai Peninsula, and Gaza, until someone emerges to work out a peace agreement. Samaria is now home to three million Palestinians and 500,000 Jews, but Sutcliffe calls only the Jews “settlers.” Thus the Islamic deception about Israel begins.

…and the half-truths

The real Joshua would grasp the danger of entering Samaria; the young readers would not. They read of soldiers and checkpoints, but not their purpose, which is to provide protection from Arabs who cross into Joshua’s side and slaughter Jews without provocation – such as the Fogel family massacre in 2011. Joshua finds a working flashlight and a tunnel – not identified as a “terror tunnel,” that provides below-ground access to do harm in Jewish areas, even Joshua’s home – and he begins his trek to the other side.

Conveniently missing pieces

Upon exiting, he sees a demolished home, damaged contents sympathetically described, and bulldozer tracks. Without explanation, the young reader will assume Israeli soldiers destroy homes for sport or spite. We have no history about Joshua’s home. Specifically, we don’t know whether it became available for purchase five months previously after a deadly raid. Was the Arab home’s destruction an act of reprisal to the terrorist’s family? Was this tunnel the entry and escape route? The author provides no critical thought. The real Joshua would have experienced enough terror raids and known enough of his country’s history to understand that these are the enemy of his people.

A distorted view of the Samaria analog

Joshua enters the village’s open-air market that is “strange and depressing,” evoking the reader’s pity. The author never explains why there is poverty and squalor despite the enormous funding given Palestinians by the UN, EU, America, and Israel. For one, it supports the narrative of victimhood, as during the same years that Israel advanced and flourished, the handouts to Palestinians removed all motivation and challenge to achieve as well. For another, it is common knowledge that those who receive foreign income, reroute it to fund terrorism. They send it to the families of martyred murderers. And they buy the many thousands of missiles fired into Israel, 2,600+ rockets and mortars during 2018/2019 alone. Joshua sees broken streets, stagnant puddles, underfed people, and the kindness of a girl who saves him from the violent rock-throwing teenagers.

Errors and omissions

She, Leila, gives him her father’s Palestinian scarf for identification security (the boys would attack him if he were Jewish) and flip-flops to replace his lost shoes and guides him safely to the chain-link fence. He has lost the flashlight but gets through the dark tunnel. He remembers his father who died in combat, but the narrative never identifies his combatants as Palestinians. No Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn adventure, this is a propagandist tale with the purposeful omission of pertinent facts.

No mention of why the Palestinians even remain

He sees the stray ball as he exits the tunnel and returns home, immediately secreting the scarf and sandals. His mother was worried and his stepfather, Liev, explains the demolished house on the other side of the fence as one constructed on disputed land. But he says nothing about the dispute itself.

We never hear that these Arabs, now self-identifying as Palestinians, were not welcomed back to their ancestral Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan when their armies lost their aggressive war against Israel in 1967. They have been abandoned until the Arabs may one day realize their dream of securing all Israel as their own. Hence, they are determined to never negotiate a peace agreement with Israel. Furthermore, they will continue Mohammed’s 14-century vendetta until their last breath, even to the sacrifice of their own children. At this time, Liev should have reminded his stepson of Israel’s history. But Sutcliffe allows no such information to enter the storyline.

The Arabs want Samaria back, so they omit why Israel should have it

Later, when Joshua and David speak of their future in the IDF, Sutcliffe once again omits any conversation about one day protecting their own families and country from invasion and slaughter by another generation of Palestinian terrorists. The Arabs cannot bear to have anyone living on land they illegally claim for themselves, and the author obliges. This is their strategy when they cannot conquer militarily.

Fraternizing with the enemy…

Joshua pines for the girl in Samaria and he begins a series of trips there and back to see her. During one, he reflects on the checkpoints and the variety of license plate colors. This insinuates that these are methods of segregation, which is again fallacious. The colors represent areas, just as American plates define areas. However, in Israel, the colors also serve to distinguish an alien car driven by an infiltrating terrorist. At the same time, the author uses Joshua’s voice to insinuate his own opinions of facial expressions of Palestinians who queue up to cross the border – patience and rage, weariness and defiance, pride, and helplessness. He circumvents the point that if these people were not dangerous, there would be no need for checkpoints.

More distortion about life in Samaria

On one occasion, we learn more about the violent boys, who throw rocks at Israeli vehicles, too often causing fatal accidents. This has been the reason for Israel to build new roads for Israelis, to enable driving out of harm’s way. On another, the author feeds Palestinian victimhood by saying they have no aspirin. Yet there is no credibility to the allegation. Aspirin is not a controlled substance and should certainly be available throughout Judea and Samaria.

On future visits, while Joshua tends olive trees for Leila’s father, he pensively reminisces about the few hundred years of care given these trees by her ancestors. Sutcliffe does not provide the same opportunity to consider the thousands of years of Joshua’s Jewish ancestors on this same land.

An unsatisfactory conclusion

The story ends with an unusual circumstance and drastic changes that baffle me. But it furnishes a reason for Joshua and his mother to leave Liev. They return to a small apartment in the old seaside town. As he feels the olive seeds in his pocket, Joshua hopes to one day plant and tend his own olive grove, and perhaps see Leila again.

So here we see:

  • The omission of facts,
  • Covert revisionist history, and
  • Misleading situations to elicit sympathies.

Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia used these same thought-control techniques. With these, they tried to shape the values, beliefs, and attitudes of future generations in their quest for global domination. These books of deception are part of a patient advocacy of Islamic ideology and incremental social changes that prepare the students to accept Islam over every other philosophy or worldview.

About the image

“West Bank Wall” by ChrisYunker is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Mark Levin Nails Barack Obama Over Declassified Flynn Docs: ‘This is Barack Obama’s blue dress’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Obama just got caught in a political indiscretion. The question is… will he pay a price for it? I have said from the beginning that Obama’s Marxist fingerprints were all over Flynn’s persecution and the hounding of President Trump. In fact, I believe he was the brains behind the whole Russian collusion fiasco. Now it turns out that the former president was reportedly privy to details of Michael Flynn’s wiretapped calls. Do tell.

Newly declassified documents have surfaced that show that Obama surprised his own deputy attorney general by revealing that he was aware of the details of wiretapped phone calls of Gen. Michael Flynn prior to President Trump taking office. Mark Levin is calling the documents “Obama’s blue dress … without the DNA on it.” I agree. It is just as dirty, nasty, and immoral as the stains on that infamous blue dress tied to former President Bill Clinton.

Fox News reports:

President Obama was aware of the details of then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn’s intercepted December 2016 phone calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, apparently surprising then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, according to documents released Thursday as exhibits to the government’s motion to dismiss the Flynn case.

Obama’s unexpectedly intimate knowledge of the details of Flynn’s calls, which the FBI said at the time were not criminal in nature, raised eyebrows because of his own history with Flynn — and because top FBI officials secretly discussed whether their goal was to ‘get [Flynn] fired’ when they interviewed him in the White House on January 24, 2017.

Levin appeared on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss these revelations. Mark waived the documents and proclaimed to Hannity, “Sean, you know what this is? This is Barack Obama’s blue dress. That’s what that is, without the DNA on it.” He went on to clarify: “We’re supposed to believe that during the Obama administration, the FBI went rogue, the Department of Justice went rogue, the CIA went rogue, the DNI went rogue, the NSC went rogue, with all these leaks in the newspapers — the New York Times and the Washington Post that anybody can read and see — and Barack Obama didn’t know anything. Poor Barack Obama, poor Joe Biden. The fact of the matter is, they’ve never been asked.”

“They’ve never been asked about any role they had, any knowledge they had; those presidential briefing documents have never been made public,” Levin continued. “This is a massive cover-up of the greatest scandal in American history.”

“This tells us that Obama knew. Obama started by saying he had ‘learned of the information about Flynn’ and his conversations with Kislyak about sanctions. Obama specified he did not want any additional information on the matter but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently.”

Levin noted that “treating Flynn differently” has been interpreted by some to mean that the former president meant not to give Gen. Flynn intelligence information. “I don’t think it means that at all,” Levin said, concluding, “I think it means take out Flynn.” And, of course, Levin is right. That’s exactly what it meant.

Levin said President Trump deserves a “huge apology” from the Obama administration and Democrats. I personally think he’s owed a lot more than that and justice demands that Obama and these treasonous politicos pay a severe price for what they have done. Levin called the president the victim of spying and a victim of the FISA court. He called it a “massive coverup” the “greatest scandal in American history.”

“This is a massive cover-up of the greatest scandal in American history,” Levin said. “We expect and we don’t like it when the Russians interfere with our elections or the Chinese or Iran… but we don’t expect the Obama administration on the Democrats to interfere with our election and to send spies into the opposition party’s campaign, to lie to a federal court, to fix evidence and to try and use the 25th Amendment to take the president of the United States out. That’s why calling this all along a silent coup.”

It was a silent coup… a soft coup and simply dwarfs any other scandal in our history. But really… is anyone surprised? I’m not. I expected Obama to do something like this. It’s right up his alley, after all, he’s the most corrupt president to ever serve in office. Hands down.

“Donald Trump deserves a huge apology, a huge apology from the Obama administration and from the Democrats,” Levin told Hannity. “He’ll never get it but why? He’s the victim! He’s the victim of the spying. He is the victim of them changing an email. He’s the victim of what they did with the FISA court. You look at this document, Obama’s blue dress as I said. They impeached Donald Trump over a perfectly fine phone call transcript.”

Will anyone hold Obama and his thugs to account for these treasonous actions? Americans are demanding it and it is the duty of our representatives to ensure justice is served here.

In closing, I hope Flynn sues for millions and these reprobates see jail time. They destroyed his life, got a coerced confession from him by threatening his son, and bankrupted him. That’s just evil. Someone needs to answer for this travesty.