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Greetings dear readers and friends.  You’ll all forgive the current technical intrusions on Plato’s website – this will only be for a few more days: my techie is working on installing a new theme at the moment.  The old streamlined, clean ‘look’ will remain the same (you know me and my hate of clutter and net-noise!).  I’ve had to change theme as the one that I was using got old and its designers stopped updating the plugins – this was causing much grief for the lone, non-techie administrator (me).

Considering the seismic events in Jerusalem of late, of course I will be writing something about it soon as the technical work on the site itself is completed.  Actually, I plan to write about the geopolitical overview in the region and this includes, of course, the new developments on the status of Jerusalem.

I’m not sure if the comment section to this article is yet functioning – but keep checking in for the comment box installation if you want to leave a comment – I’m expecting it to be fixed in the next 24 hours.

I trust everyone is well and enjoying their lives.  I certainly am!  Especially thrilled with Trump’s Jerusalem announcement.  I can’t tell you how happy I get when Israel makes a dumb move – and in this case, more than dumb… suicidal!  Yaaay!  What a godsend – what a golden opportunity!!!

Take care y’all – see you around in a few days.



  1. Taxi says:

    Comments highlighted in pink are new ones – color changes to page-white when reader scrolls past comment.


    p.s. reminder: tell techie that I'll need a 'cancel comment' button.

  2. NancyC says:

    When you get around to posting your geo-political update including Trump’s Jerusalem move, be sure to include this delicious Jewish overreach backfire.  It was a stupid Israeli move to piss Turkey off by being the only country to recognize Iraqi Kurds failed attempt to rip off Iraq’s oil fields via referendum, especially when Kurds were photographed openly waving the Jewish flag.  Turkey has ancient Jerusalem deeds from the Ottoman Empire and has now handed these deeds to Palestinian officials.

    Posted by Global Research 12/12/17.  Records of Jerusalem Deeds Found in Ottoman Archives:  The Deeds Prove that Palestine Belongs to Palestinians.

    **There are 171,306 deeds recorded in 46 registries of Jerusalem in Ottoman archive records. Of these, 133,365 are private property and 37,671 belong to foundations. In addition to this, Turkey’s archives also have records of Jerusalem between the hijri years 950 and 1917.**

    **The deeds proving that Palestine belongs to Palestinians were handed to Palestinian officials. Israel did not ask for deed records from Turkey. Had Israel requested these records, it would mean that Israel would be accepting that it is occupying Palestine**

    In his video December 10th, Nasrallah raised the question if the 2017 Trump decision was deliberately done to honor the 100 year anniversary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration.  And now we have Turkey announcing it has archived deeds and records of Jerusalem up to 1917. 

    • Taxi says:

      Nancy, thank you for an excellent share of info and links.  The Jews however don't care about legal deeds and shmeeds when it comes to Palestine – and more and more it's looking like Palestine will be returned to its rightful owners thru the current Levant slogan: 'what was taken by force can only be returned by force'. 

      Ooops, I must correct myself here: that was an older slogan – the brand new slogan (one week old) is: 'To Jerusalem we march: martyrs in our millions".

  3. Taxi says:

    Hello readers,

    Can someone please let me know if they've received an email notification for this article when I first posted it a few days ago.  I'm checking my email notification functions right now and would appreciate some feedback on this.  Thanks.

  4. NancyC says:

    Excellent article from Counterpunch 12/14/17.  Appropriation of Jerusalem.

    Describes differences between “immigrants” & “settlers”, lays out the historical religious moral “justifications” for settler expropriation of land along with genocide/expulsion of the natives and points out, “Everything can be stolen if the moral justification is mounted at the barrel of the gun.”   I agree the process can only be reversed at this point in time by military action along with attacking the “moral” justifications for alleged “Jewish” ownership. 

    Excerpt:  **In the 15th century, the Catholic Church used two distinct theological edicts to support conquests and colonization. The concept of “terra irredenta” empowered Christian rulers to take away the Iberian lands from the Muslims. The concept of “terra nullius” empowered the European colonizers to take away the land from the native owners in Americas and Africa.  In both cases, Christianity, presented as the one and the only one true religion, was invoked as the ultimate justification to legitimize the appropriation of land. Heathens, pagans, and the deniers of Jesus as God could be lawfully converted, enslaved, dispossessed, and even killed if they resisted the Christian Europeans, the true owners of God’s land.

    In the 20th century, the European Jews invoked a complex fusion of the two edicts to lay claim to what has been Palestine for centuries under the Ottoman Empire and before. Invoking “terra nullius”, the Zionists argued that “a people without a land (Jews) are claiming a land without a people.” This argument derived from terra nullius denies the existence of local populations, be they Africans, Native Americans, or Palestinians.

    The terra nullius concept, however, is less powerful than terra irredenta under which the land is restored to “legitimate owners.” The Right to Return is conceived in the womb of terra irredenta rather than terra nullius. Terra irredenta creates a mighty distinction between current and original owners. It reverses the logic of ownership. The current owners are deemed illegal intruders whereas the original owners are considered the lawful owners. (…)Invoking a similar logic, the European Jews claimed to be the original owners of Palestine since the Palestinians were the illegal occupiers of the sacred land that belonged only to the Jews. (…)

    Soon after Trump, the realtor, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu argued that it is “absurd” to deny the “millennial connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem. You can read it in a very fine book – it’s called the Bible. The sooner the Palestinians come to grips with this reality, the sooner we will move towards peace.”**

    Xymphora, where I found this link added, " I don't know if the 'settler colonialist' argument is wise. For one thing, it has absolutely no traction outside of the most snowflaked sociology departments of North American universities. More importantly, it grants the Khazars status they don't have by conceding that they have an historical claim to the land as being previous residents there, an outright lie propagated by the people who run Israel.  A lot of the thinking about Israel has to be de-Semitized to avoid falling into the traps set by the non-Semite Khazars."

    • Taxi says:

      Thanks Nancy. Your links are yet more proof what the Palestine-Israel educated have always know: khazarian mass-identity theft IS the very marrow of the problem. It is their initial identity-theft of semites that has basically enabled their mass crimes against Palestine – and continuing…

      It’s an impossible task to rehabilitate a whole nation of thieves and genocide-lovers. This is why war in the end will be the great equalizer. It is not for the love of war that the natives now want it, it is for the love of freedom and justice.

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  6. Taxi says:

    Howdy readers and friends!  And a very Merry Christian to y'all.

    Finally, we have the new site design pretty much ready.  I'm about to post a new article and would like to ask readers to report any missing functions or present malfunctions they may come across while visiting Plato's so I can pass your notations to my techie.

    This here is the thread to leave any feedback from you that would help me improve the site and provide you therefore with a pleasant and fulfilling experience of Plato's.

    I thank you in advance for your time and feedback.

  7. Taxi says:


    Regarding comment subscription notifications, my techie advises the following:

    1- After you check the comment subscription box on Plato's (little blue box found below the comment box itself), the comment subscriber will get an email notification

    2- Then the subscriber should confirm the subscription by clicking the ‘Confirm Follow’ box in this email

    So, it looks like its a 2-step confirmation, one on Plato's site and the other on the email that you get after you tick the blue box on site.

    This 2-step only works only if you already have a wordpress account.  If you don't have a wordpress account, here's a link to the (quick) procedure:

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