Your support is desperately needed now

By Ted Belman

Its been quite a tumultuous year and its not over. Many battles have been fought and many more remain to be fought.

The biggest battle, at least for Israpundit, was the fight to put the Jordan Option on the map insofar as alternate solutions are concerned. The first stage of this fight culminated in the October 17th conference we held in Jerusalem which covered all the issues and was a big success.

Mudar Zahran, the head of the Jordan Opposition Coalition, was the star of the conference and is the person we are working to get  installed as President of Jordan. As you may know, a campaign was started to defame him and the conference and to a lesser extent, myself. We fought back and defended Mudar and the conference.

As a result of such defense, I am being sued for defamation. I desperately need your financial support so that I can retain a lawyer to defend myself.

Also, we are working diligently to keep the momentum up for the Jordan Option, particularly in the US. We are hopeful that the Jordan Option will appeal to President Trump.

In addition to the Jordan Option which I am spearheading, I support the following:

– Kurdish independence
– removal of the building freeze in Judea and Samaria.
– the destruction of all illegal Arab construction.
– applying Israel sovereignty to all land to the Jordan River.
– pushing back Iran
– stopping Iran from getting the bomb.

Your support of me enables me to keep up the fight. In providing such support you are in effect partnering with me.

So please join the fight and, in particular, help fund my legal defense.

If you intend to donate $200 or more and would like a Canadian or US Tax receipt, please advise me at and I will advise where to donate it.

Otherwise donate here.

Or send a check made payable to Ted Belman to Ted Belman, Hagdud Haivri #1, Jerusalem, 92344, ISRAEL.

November 18, 2017 | 34 Comments »

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  1. @ Ted Belman:
    Unfortunately from what I have read on your friend Muldar you have been had, suckered good and you seem to either not read what is out there on Muldar and his porn mogul (Michael Ross) or despite it still cling to your fantasy rather than admit your are wrong….. either way the plan is silly and has less than zero possibility of success even if everything you believe about Muldar is true. You are destroying much of your pro Israel Bona fides that you have worked so hard over the years to cultivate…… It pains me to see you become for too many in our camp a joke and an object of derision not by our enemies but by our good friends …..I suggest you do a real vetting of Muldar & Ross and if necessary at least divorce yourself from any relationship with those two even if you persist in some way to stick with some form of Jordan option……

  2. @ Sebastien Zorn:

    My solution was a constant and speedy twisting around of the neck, so that there would always be a line of eyes watching, the way the spokes of a wheel revolve. Of course tit takes practice, and top quality Swedish ball-bearings at the crucial points. The pineal gland 3rd eye schtik is badly dated and used mostly by fortune tellers and mashugganers, It doesn’t actually “see” anything. in a physical sense, as far as I recall……The autonomic system went on strike, the first time ever, everything ground to a halt and thr body collapsed. But MY system, not yet patented so I can’t tell you anything more about it, would be a perfect solution..

  3. Ted Belman Said:

    Furthermore I believe Mudar

    I got a bridge I can sell you real cheap it’s in Brooklyn….

    You are being conned but too stubborn to admit it so you seem to be compounding the damage and your troubles.

  4. Because of the pending litigation, I can’t comment..

    But let me ask you one question, Why did Khaled and his proxies wage such a bitter fight against Mudar and the conference? They suggested that Mudar was a fake or a fraud and had no following. That being the case, why did they fight him so hard? Who is Mudar a threat to? Israel or Jordan?

  5. @ adamdalgliesh:
    I never said you did. You said that all the Arabs are anti-semites so Khaled has to be a little bit anti-semitic to fit in and even survive.

    I gave Mudar as an example of an Arab who is not an anti-semite. To you. And to Edgar G. in another post of a Kuwaiti writer who is not.

    And of course we know about the celebrity chef woman and her son, I forget their names, who are cousins of the notorious anti-semitic MK in the Knesset, who are open philo-semites.

    But, Mudar says himself, yes, most are anti-semites, but they will support him because many are not willing to make that the most important thing and their self-interest comes first.

    Mudar’s plan is the best out there because the Arabs really have to be incentivized to leave but they have to have someplace to go and the West is already in crisis from all the immigration. Even though many, if not most, hold Jordanian passports, they would be subjected to Apartheid under the present regime.

  6. @ Ted Belman: The problem is that none of the proposed “solutions” have any hope of being implemented, at least for the foreseeable future, I believe that the only plan the “Quartet” powers, the Security Council permanent members, And the Arab states, including Jordan, are not willing to consider any other plan. I also don’t believe that the Trump administration has moved away from the so-called “two state solution” framework earlier endorsed by the U.S. The “comprehensive solution” published on USG websites in recent weeks, and endorsed by President Trump, is very close to the Quartet-Arab League-Saudi plan initially endorsed by the GWB administration. It is the “two state solution” with only very slight modifications. Trump’s Three Generals, (Secretary of Defense, White House Chief of Staff, National Security Advisor), as well as Secretary of State Tillerson and even Jared Kushner have made it clear that they are committed to the “two state solution.” They and Trump are also on Friendly terms with King Abdullah. I believe that Trump is much more likely to accept their advice than yours, Ted. Chief of Staff Kelly probably won’t even allow the Rudar -Belman plan to reach the President’s desk. He even screens Trump’s phone calls.

  7. @ Sebastien Zorn: Sebastien, I have never suggested that Rudar is an anti-Semite, or criticized him in any way. He is a good man. But I do think that most of his fellow Jordanians are anti-Semites and Israel-Haters. As a result, I don’t thin he has much chance to ever become Jordan’s head of government.@ adamdalgliesh:

  8. @ Edgar G.:No Arab who reads Khaled’s columns will think he is anti-Israel, pro-Hamas, or pro-Fatah. I don’t know what he says or has said to other Arabs, or much less why, but I doubt if anything he said would change their view of him as pro-Israel and hence a traitor to the Palestinian cause. It is not sound political strategy for genuine Zionists to attack this man.

  9. @ Edgar G.:
    It’s a common Jubu term of the distant future, or possibly an alternate reality — since I just thought of it — the common phrase is: “Amen to that, brother.” Which, amended to Jewish parlance would be Omein to that. Buddhists can chant OM, a common meditation mantra. So, we have Omein, not to be confused with Chow Mein, even though the bowing looks similar. Moreover, since you aptly mentioned the need for a third pair of eyes to watch over the whole mess, we have the third eye which is an invisible point between the eyebrows that when meditating with eyes closed, crossed and focused on it, the pineal gland is stimulated which provides some level of conscious contact with the heart rate and metabolism which is normally autonomic. Serious yogis could simulate death by slowing everything down dramatically this way.

    Like Oslo. All the endless Oslos. Like this latest, if the news is not fake and is to be believed.

    Zionist Jubus call this — or will, when they wise up — [wait for it]

    The third oy.

  10. @ Sebastien Zorn:

    I think Liberal American Jews say Ahhmen, like the Presbyterians…….and we Yiddlers say Omayn, and the Buddhists say…(O)OM, I think….. and Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden would say… UUMA.. UUMA……

  11. @ Sebastien Zorn:

    I’ll have to ask him….when I meet him…..Maybe, since you have zoomed in on him first, you should ask him, but I would think that he is doing it with permission, because of the outwardly softening attitude to Israel, obviously temporary because they need us, but their implacable hatred in unchangeable and permanent. Well, if they are wanting to be buddy buddy, if it benefits us in the short or medium term, we can do it, but always with 3 eyes watching our backs.

  12. @ adamdalgliesh:
    @ adamdalgliesh:

    NO ADAM, you are mistaken. It’s a fallacy to think that Tomeh would speak as an anti-Israeli to Arabs “to get information from them” etc. because it would be obvious that as soon as his comments are in an Englsih language newspaper, the Arabs would see it and realise that they had been spoofed, and he’d get no more “information”.

    I wrote many years ago already that I don’t know why this guy has not been assassinated already..

    The only way he could operate the way he does is that he speaks favourably about Israel and Jews in the English L news outlets, but the Arabs know it’s just Takiyia (phonetic spelling ) and he really is an anti-Jew and on their side, and what he says to THEM is his real feelings…Ted take note. He could never continue to live otherwise.

    Else he must be the greatest master spy in world history, which he isn’t . I had my own very insincere dealings with him in the past and saw that he was a faker. I’ve fully described it on these pages….and that was many years ago already, and long forgotten,, until this situation now has come up.

  13. @ Sebastien Zorn:

    As Old Mother Riley would have said…”Well I never”,,,..!! (Old Mother R was really Arthur Lucan, an old friend of my late father, a very popular Music Hall and movie character.)

  14. @ adamdalgliesh:
    a) I remember being told as a boy that in Hungary before the war, an anti-semite was defined as somebody who hates Jews more than necessary.
    b) Mudar is ot an anti-semite, at all.
    c)Do you normally attack when you see somebody scared and bleeding?

  15. @ Ted Belman:Ted, Khaled Abu Toameh is a good guy, and it was a serious error in judgment to quarrel with him. Yes, he disagrees with you about some things, and yes, when speaking to Arab sources as a journalist he may sometimes give the impression that he is anti-Israel in order to get information out of them. But he has been as outspokenly pro=Israel as any Arab can be without being “offed.” Since he hasn’t actually filed his suit yet, there is still time to defuse the situation and reconcile with him, the way Yaakov reconciled with Essau and averted all sorts of problems. (Last week’s parsha). I suggest that you negotiate an apology with his lawyer, or even directly in a phone call to him. Please don’t let your anger at a friend of Israel damage Israel’s interests. See also my recent reply to Arnold Harris.

  16. @ ArnoldHarris: I heartily agree with everything you say, Arnold. Ted has expended his time on an unrealistic scheme when there is an abundance of realistic, doable projects that he could be doing to strengthen Israel. He and all other true Zionists should be working to pass legislation that will remove the power of Israel’s unelected “deep state” to determine government policies, even when elected officials don’t support these policies. Another area where Ted may be able to helpwould be able to help would be to publicize and campaign to change the deep state’s, including the so-called “Civil Administration’s,” outrageous discrimination against the Jews of Judea-Samaria.

  17. @ Edgar G.:

    my bad
    US informal used for saying that you accept that you are wrong or that something is your fault:
    “You brought the wrong book.” “Okay, my bad. I’ll go get it.”

    Definition of my bad in English:

    my bad

    North American
    Used to acknowledge responsibility for a mistake.
    ‘Sorry I lost your CD. It’s my bad’

    What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘My bad’?
    My mistake – I’m to blame.
    What’s the origin of the phrase ‘My bad’?
    This slang term originated in about 1970. At that time, that is, pre the widespread use of the Internet, slang terms often circulated at street level for many years before being adopted by anyone who felt inclined to write them down. That’s clearly not the case any longer of course and any word or phrase that is widely known is datable quite precisely via website logs.
    The first citation in print is C. Wielgus and A. Wolff’s, ‘Back-in-your-face Guide to Pick-up Basketball’, 1986:
    “My bad, an expression of contrition uttered after making a bad pass or missing an opponent.”

    Shakespeare used the term with something like the current meaning, in his Sonnet 112:
    Your love and pity doth the impression fill
    Which vulgar scandal stamp’d upon my brow;
    For what care I who calls me well or ill,
    So you o’er-green my bad, my good allow?
    That’s clearly just coincidence, and it’s hardly surprising that such a fragmentary phrase would appear in a large body of work like Shakespeare’s. It’s also a world away from pick-up basketball, which is an informal street sport where players frequently call out to each other (trash talking), and is a well-known source of street (s)lang. [typo]

    My bad’ came into widespread popular use in the mid to late-1990s in the USA via the 1995 movie “Clueless”. This starred Alicia Silverstone and contains what seems to have been the first use of the phrase in the mainstream media. The 1994 ‘Green revision pages’ for the movie script has a scene with Alicia Silverstone’s character learning to drive:
    “Cher swerves – to avoid killing a person on a bicycle. Cher: Whoops, my bad.”
    Although a street term, it is virtually synonymous with the earlier Latin phrase, ‘mea culpa’. It doubtless has as little of a direct descent from this as it does from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 112.

    My bad’ has gained that unequivocal accolade – imitation. In REM’s 2004 song ‘Leaving New York’ there is this verse, which as you see includes ‘my proud’:
    You might have laughed if I told you
    You might have hidden a frown
    You might have succeeded in changing me
    I might have been turned around
    It’s easier to leave than to be left behind
    Leaving was never my proud
    Leaving New York, never easy
    I saw the light fading out

    The Doonesbury cartoon strip for 14th June 2006 included this:
    “Okay, I’m bitter that I have to support myself! There I said it! My brave.”

  18. @ Sebastien Zorn:

    What do you mean, “your bad”, or is it a typo for “your bed”. I don’t know such an expression, so please elucidate. or don’t if you wish not to….free choice you know. Democracy in action. I was just curious. I can’t recall you ever saying something which has no meaning…on the contrary..

  19. @ Sebastien Zorn:

    You pick a rather uncomfortable time for me, to be making quips.

    I’m in a life-death struggle with the tax authorities who made a totally inappropriate and completely wrong assessment, and are fighting a retreat full of separation of forces allowing me to charge in and pick their various clauses and sections off one by one. I will win, but it takes time. They have so many different departments each handlingiort’s own specialty, but for me it seems that they have one thing in common….and that is to make life as difficult of the taxpayer as possible, whom they regard as “The ENEMY”.

    If I were to stand outside the main Tax Department building, wherever it is, at closing time, I would surely see the most unbelievable sight of streams, no hordes of huddled up brainless automatons, perambulating on legs, coming out into the daylight, blinking and shielding their eyes and wondering where they are…straight from their REAL life and home in their cubby holes inside the HIVE………ugh. .

  20. @ Edgar G.:
    Stony broke is in upstate new york. Has a prestigious classical music doctoral program. Among the most prestigious in public universities. SUNY stony broke. Stony Broke at State University of New York.

  21. Is there such a thing as litigation insurance for different professions in Israel, such as doctors have to have in the U.S. — malpractice insurance — and I learned that one can get for different professions — as long as one is specific about what type of lawsuits might be involved — or renter’s insurance, say, which covers the tenant in the event that a workman injures himself inside the tenant’s home, which can, in turn, be part of umbrella coverage that includes car and adds millions of dollars of protection?

  22. @ Ted Belman:

    Anyone can threaten to sue, and until a statement of claim is registered it’s only smoke and mirrors. Also, if he’s batting on a “sticky wicket” he won’t go through with it, because at any trial a hell of a lot more comes out, especially with someone who has a lot to hide. You know it all too well, better than I. Of course it’s best to be prepared. There will be pre-trial, with exchange of details, and arbitration meetings etc.

    Is it 90% of all cases never come to trial.. Of course Israel is more litigation crazy than even the US it can be any percentage downward.

    If your facts are solid, he won’t do more than make rumbling noises. But, who knows. He and bis backers might want to break you, even if they have no case. I am unfortunately stony broke, can’t contribute , and likely to be for some time.

  23. Ted, I understand that you are in fact an attorney, and practiced law as a profession on Canada before you moved to Israel. Or am I mistaken?

    And if I am not mistaken, then how does any other attorney protect himself or herself in Israel or any other modern society, when threatened by a hostile lawsuit?

    And if all of the above assumptions have any merit, then why did you all but invite such a threat by involving yourself in this so-called “Jordan Option ” conference?

    My further assumption is that the talk generated by any of the assumptions about this “Jordan Option” will fail like every other such do-it-yourself venture into the foreign policies of attempting the unlikely bordering on the impossible; by which I refer to any effort aimed at solving the problems of dealing with a permanently anti-Israeli population residing under Israeli general control.

    I have long contended that there is no likely or even suitable answer to Israel’s otherwise-permanent Arab problem, other than to expel them to somewhere east of the Jordan River, which no Israeli government ever will undertake.

    Or to terminate Israel’s recognition of the so-called “Palestine Authority”, and shift recognition to separate local counsels of long-established hamulas — well-organized and traditional extended families who are in fact the real rulers of the eight important Arab-populated cities of Shomron and Yehuda. I am quite certain that is only possibility short of a massive population expulsion that no Israeli government will ever dare to undertake.

    Arnold Harris, Outspeaker