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Anti-Jewish racism by Israeli-Arabs – Arabism

May 27, 2009

Anti-Jewish racism by Israeli-Arabs – Arabism

The worrying involvement of Israeli Arabs in terrorist attacks directed against Israeli Jews source, source, Among the brazened ones in 2008 are noted the bulldozer attacks source, “He took the bulldozer, with which he fed his own wife and family, and used it to crush other families to death, simply for being Israeli Jews.”source. Arab Workers Attack, Use Hammer to Injure Jewish Electrician (Jul 24, 2008) source, On July 7, 2008 a writer in Israel’s lefty paper Haaretz asks: If justifying the murder of innocents because they belong to a certain hated group is not abject racism, I’d like to know what is. source.

Israeli-Arab leadership, Arab MK Ahmed Tibi: (the entire area) ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’ source, on January 2008 Islamic Movement head in Israel was charged with incitement to racism, violence source and on August 2008 Police shut down offices of Islamic Movement branch suspected of aiding Hamas, He was later in court with incitement to violence and racism, over a fiery speech he gave in the Wadi Joz neighborhood, in which he accused Jews of using children’s blood to bake bread. source.

A writer in Israel’s lefty Ha’aretz (on the left’s unfair demonizing of Avigdor Lieberman) on the subject of who is the racist, and on the hypocrisy of Israeli Arabs, especially Arab MK (member of Knesset /parliament) enjoying equality and lying about Israel’s pluralistic democracy at the same time: What’s racist is denying the Jewish people a state of their own. Certain Arab Knesset members talk incessantly about the Palestinian people’s rights, including their own state. But in the same breath they refuse to acknowledge Israel as the state of the Jewish people and deny the very existence of a Jewish people as a nation with national rights. The person who deserves the racist epithet is MK Jamal Zahalka, who attended the conference of hate in Geneva and called himself “a victim of Israel’s racist apartheid” while serving as a member of the Israeli parliament.
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It has bee noted for a while that Arab Knesset members such as Ahmed Tibi have turned racists against Jews source.

In face of radical Arabs’ in Israel, such as Azmi Bishara toward terrorism, forming alliances with those attempting to annihilate Israel, a new term was coined: ‘Bish-Arabism’ , it could be defined as a radical and rapid shift among Israeli Arabs – especially their representatives in the Knesset – from relative moderation
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In Oct 2008, on Yom Kippur, an Arab driver drove dangerously wild into Jewish neighbourhoods causing clashes, Arabs heading back to their neighborhoods ran riot through Jewish areas of the city. Calling “Death to the Jews” and Allah hu akbar (“Allah is great”), the rioters vandalized hundreds of Jewish-owned shops and vehicles, and threw rocks at people on their way to or from Yom Kippur prayers.
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On March 30, 2009, Arab MK “complained” of: ‘Too Many Jews in Galilee,’ Taleb A-Sana of the United Arab List (Ra’am Ta’al) accused the government of “Judaizing the Galilee and the Negev” by encouraging Jews to move to those areas. A-Sana called on the government to encourage Arab life in those areas
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From a May 2009 poll: ‘Bad Numbers Among Israeli Arabs,’: 40 Percent of Israel’s Arab Citizens Deny Holocaust
source, they believe Holocaust never happened source and only 41% of Israeli Arabs support the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state,
source this racist trend is on the rise from a 2007 poll that showed “only” ‘28% of Israel’s Arabs deny Holocaust’ – statistics on Holocaust denial “reflect the situation in the Arab elite source, worth mentioning the transparant hatred of this, less of convinced “disbelief”, as the Israeli Arabs, and their groups like “Adala” (also known for calling Israelis’ fears as racism), etc. know when to remind the Holocaust when trying to exaggerate lost battles with Israel’s war on terror, comparing Arabs’ failure to “victims of the Holocaust” (as YNet elaborates on “Who is the real fascist?”) source

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Making the world ‘Judenstaatrein’ (Islamic Genocidal Anti Semitism)

March 2, 2009

Making the world ‘Judenstaatrein’ (Islamic Genocidal Anti Semitism)
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Making the world ‘Judenstaatrein’

By IRWIN COTLER

Feb 23, 2009

Some 125 parliamentarians gathered together last week for the historic founding conference of the Interparliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism (ICCA), brought together by a new sophisticated, globalizing, virulent and even lethal anti-Semitism reminiscent of the atmospherics of the 1930s, and without parallel or precedent since the end of World War II.

The new anti-Jewishness overlaps with classical anti-Semitism but is distinguishable from it. It found early juridical, and even institutional, expression in the UN’s “Zionism is racism” resolution – which the late US senator Daniel Moynihan said “gave the abomination of anti-Semitism the appearance of international legal sanction” – but has gone dramatically beyond it. This new anti-Semitism almost needs a new vocabulary to define it; however, it can best be identified using a rights-based juridical perspective.

In a word, classical or traditional anti-Semitism is the discrimination against, denial of or assault upon the rights of Jews to live as equal members of whatever host society they inhabit. The new anti-Semitism involves the discrimination against the right of the Jewish people to live as an equal member of the family of nations – the denial of and assault upon the Jewish people’s right even to live – with Israel as the “collective Jew among the nations.”

As the closing “London Declaration” of the ICCA conference affirmed: “We are alarmed at the resurrection of the old language of prejudice and its modern manifestations – in rhetoric and political action – against Jews, Jewish belief and practice and the State of Israel.”

Observing the complex intersections between the old and the new anti-Semitism, and the impact of the new on the old, Per Ahlmark, former leader of the Swedish Liberal Party and deputy prime minister of Sweden, pithily concluded: “Compared to most previous anti-Jewish outbreaks, this [new anti-Semitism] is often less directed against individual Jews. It attacks primarily the collective Jews, the State of Israel. And then such attacks start a chain reaction of assaults on individual Jews and Jewish institutions… In the past, the most dangerous anti-Semites were those who wanted to make the world Judenrein, ‘free of Jews.’ Today, the most dangerous anti-Semites might be those who want to make the world Judenstaatrein, ‘free of a Jewish state.’

Genocidal Anti-Semitism

The first modality of the new anti-Semitism – and the most lethal type – is what I would call genocidal anti-Semitism. This is not a term that I use lightly or easily. In particular, I am referring to the Genocide Convention’s prohibition against the “direct and public incitement to genocide.” If anti-Semitism is the most enduring of hatreds and genocide is the most horrific of crimes, then the convergence of this genocidal intent embedded in anti-Semitic ideology is the most toxic of combinations.

 

There are three manifestations of this genocidal anti-Semitism. The first is the state-sanctioned – indeed state-orchestrated – genocidal anti-Semitism of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Iran, dramatized by the parading in the streets of Teheran of a Shihab-3 missile draped in the emblem “wipe Israel off the Map,” while demonizing both the State of Israel as a “cancerous tumor to be excised” and the Jewish people as “evil incarnate.”

A second manifestation of this genocidal anti-Semitism is in the covenants and charters, platforms and policies of such terrorist movements and militias as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizbullah and al-Qaida, which not only call for the destruction of Israel and the killing of Jews wherever they may be, but also for the perpetration of acts of terror in furtherance of that objective.

The third manifestation of this genocidal anti-Semitism is the religious fatwas or execution writs, where these genocidal calls in mosques and media are held out as religious obligations – where Jews and Judaism are characterized as the perfidious enemy of Islam, and Israel becomes the Salmon Rushdie of the nations.

In a word, Israel is the only state in the world – and the Jews the only people in the world – that are the object of a standing set of threats by governmental, religious and terrorist bodies seeking their destruction. The London Declaration – again in a significant clarion call – recognized that “where there is incitement to genocide signatories [to the Genocide Convention] automatically have an obligation to act.” This promise must now be acted upon.

Ideological Anti-Semitism

Ideological anti-Semitism is a much more sophisticated and arguably a more pernicious expression of the new anti-Semitism. It finds expression not in any genocidal incitement against Jews and Israel, or overt racist denial of the Jewish people and Israel’s right to be; rather, ideological anti-Semitism disguises itself as part of the struggle against racism.

The first manifestation of this ideological anti-Semitism was its institutional and juridical anchorage in the “Zionism is racism” resolution at the UN. Notwithstanding the fact that the there was a formal repeal of this resolution, Zionism as racism remains alive and well in the global arena, particularly in the campus cultures of North America and Europe, as confirmed by the recent British All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism.

The second manifestation is the indictment of Israel as an apartheid state. This involves more than the simple indictment; it also involves the call for the dismantling of Israel as an apartheid state as evidenced by the events at the 2001 UN World Conference against Racism in Durban.

The third manifestation of ideological anti-Semitism involves the characterization of Israel not only as an apartheid state – and one that must be dismantled as part of the struggle against racism – but as a Nazi one.

And so it is then that Israel is delegitimized, if not demonized, by the ascription to it of the two most scurrilous indictments of 20th-century racism – Nazism and apartheid – the embodiment of all evil. These very labels of Zionism and Israel as “racist, apartheid and Nazi” supply the criminal indictment. No further debate is required. The conviction that this triple racism warrants the dismantling of Israel as a moral obligation has been secured. For who would deny that a “racist, apartheid, Nazi” state should not have any right to exist today? What is more, this characterization allows for terrorist “resistance” to be deemed justifiable – after all, such a situation is portrayed as nothing other than occupation et résistance, where resistance against a racist, apartheid, Nazi occupying state is legitimate, if not mandatory.

Legalized Anti-Semitism

If ideological anti-Semitism seeks to mask itself under the banner of anti-racism, legalized anti-Semitism is even more sophisticated and insidious. Here, anti-Semitism simultaneously seeks to mask itself under the banner of human rights, to invoke the authority of international law and to operate under the protective cover of the UN. In a word – and in an inversion of human rights, language and law – the singling out of Israel and the Jewish people for differential and discriminatory treatment in the international arena is “legalized.”

But one example of legalized anti-Semitism occurred annually for more than 35 years at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. This influential body consistently began its annual session with Israel being the only country singled out for country-specific indictment – even before the deliberations started – the whole in breach of the UN’s own procedures and principles. In this Alice in Wonderland situation, the conviction and sentence were pronounced even before the hearings commenced. Some 30 percent of all the resolutions passed at the commission were indictments of Israel.

After the commission was replaced in June 2006 by the UN Human Rights Council, the new body proceeded to condemn one member state – Israel – in 80% of its 25 country-specific resolutions, while the major human rights violators of our time enjoyed exculpatory immunity. Indeed, five special sessions, two fact-finding missions and a high level commission of inquiry have been devoted to a single purpose: the singling out of Israel.

This week’s ICCA conference and London Declaration unequivocally condemned this “legalized” anti-Semitism, calling out that “governments and the UN should resolve that never again will the institutions of the international community and the dialogue of nations states be abused to try to establish any legitimacy for anti-Semitism, including the singling out of Israel for discriminatory treatment in the international arena, and we will never witness – or be party to – another gathering like Durban in 2001.”

The Resurgence of Global Anti-Semitism: Evidentiary Data

The data unsurprisingly confirm that anti-Semitic incidents are very much on the rise. Still, the available figures only show half the picture – they demonstrate an increase in this old/new anti-Semitism by concentrating on the traditional anti-Semitic paradigm targeting individual Jews and Jewish institutions, while failing to consider the new anti-Semitic paradigm targeting Israel as the Jew among nations and the fallout from it for traditional anti-Semitism. But the rise in traditional anti-Semitism is bound up with the rise in the new anti-Semitism, insidiously buoyed by a climate receptive to attacks on Jews because of the attacks on the Jewish state. Indeed, reports illustrate both an upsurge in violence and related anti-Semitic crimes corresponding with the 2006 Second Lebanon War and the recent Israel-Hamas war, which delegates to the ICCA conference characterized as a “pandemic.”

Conclusion

It is this global escalation and intensification of anti-Semitism that underpins – indeed, necessitates – the establishment of the ICCA to confront and combat this oldest and most enduring of hatreds. Silence is not an option. The time has come not only to sound the alarm – but to act. For as history has taught us only too well: While it may begin with Jews, it does not end with Jews. Anti-Semitism is the canary in the mine shaft of evil, and it threatens us all.

The writer is a Canadian MP and former minister of justice and attorney-general. He is professor of law (on leave) at McGill University who has written extensively on matters of hate, racism and human rights. He is a co-founder of the Interparliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism with UK MP John Mann.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?apage=2&cid=1233304849224&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ & the Quadruple radical Islamic Crime, targeting at Israeli civilians, using its own populations as humans hields, calling for Genocide

January 8, 2009

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ and the three Islamic crimes: 1 – Terror on Israeli civilians, 2 – hijacking its own women and children as human shields to cause them to die, 3 – Inflaming its youths via showing most graphic photos of injured/dead kids on Arab TV, 4 – calls for genocide on Israelis or on all Jews

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ & the four radical Islamic Crimes

December 27, 2008

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ – Israel decided it had (1) – enough of: Years of Islamic ‘Palestinian’ Hamas’ barrage of rocket attacks aimed intentionally on Israeli civilians, preferably children (at the times they go to schools and kindergartens), around a Million Israelis are under this threatening range.

(2) – The Islamic terror Hamas fights the Israeli humane (who risk their own lives in order to minmize Arab civilian casualties)

anti-terror defensive forces via most inhumane tactics – using its own civilians, women and children as human shields in order to cause Arab kids’ deaths and then parade with them on global TV cameras. sources

(3) – Arab Muslim TV shows graphic images of ‘dead Arab kids’, to enrage and inflame their “youths”.

(4) – An expolsion of Islamofascism’s hatred and call for genocide on (all) Jews in wordlwide demonstrations under the flag of “free Palestine”. sources

On Dec. 27, Israel began defensive operations to dismantle Iran-backed Hamas’s terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and stop the terrorist group from its 8-years-long campaign of attacking Israeli civilians with 10,000 rockets, missiles and mortars.
Despite Hamas’s unrelenting rocket attacks, Israel continues to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza, warning the civilian population to stay clear of terrorist sites. Said Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, “Israel has made it clear that we are fighting against terrorism, not the Gazan residents, and the extremists are the ones who are taking advantage of the concern of the humanitarian organizations and the international community as a means of pressuring Israel.”
http://www.theisraelproject.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=hsJPK0PIJpH&b=689705&ct=6479 919

Harris noted that Israel has always gone to great lengths in an attempt to avoid civilian casualties, but that, tragically, Hamas uses civilians “as human shields,” making Israel’s efforts still more challenging. (Dec 27, 2008)

http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-27-2008/00049 47081&EDATE=

Hamas Prepares 15,000 Soldiers, Civilian Human Shields For Full Confrontation With Israel (Dec 27, 2008)

http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275253.html

Hamas took no heed of the plight of their own brethren, “and just as they have used human shields in their terror operations, they are now taking the whole …

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1229868820574&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Israel’s Challenge Family Security Matters – Dec 26, 2008 Why is criticism never leveled at Hamas or Hezbollah who regularly use children as human shields to protect their leaders and their weapons? …

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2115/pub_detail.asp

Israel retaliation in Gaza, Hamas hit hard Canada Free Press, Canada Any suspected hideouts of Hamas leadership must be taken out. Israel had opportunities in earlier decades to do this and refused because of the human shield

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/7171

Hamas Explains Use of Civilians as Human Shields

By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

“We desire death as you desire life.”

The UN announcement that 51 civilians have died in the conflict in Gaza must be understood in the context of Hamas’s declared ideology to use civilians as human shields for Hamas fighters. Indeed, Hamas continues to emphasize and promote the religious ideology that death for Allah is an ideal to be actively pursued.

The goal is to convince Palestinians, including women and children, not to fear death but even to face it at the front to protect Hamas fighters. Hamas’s placement of its military installations and fighters among civilians reflects this ideology, and has led to these 51 deaths.

A Hamas representative in the PA legislative council this year expressed pride in the fact that women and children are used as human shields in fighting Israel. He described it as part of a “death industry” at which Palestinians excel, and explained that the Palestinians “desire death” with the same intensity that Israelis “desire life.”

The following is the full text of the comments by Hamas representative Fathi Hamad: “For the Palestinian people death became an industry, at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire death as you desire life.”

http://newsblaze.com/story/20081229092838zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Injured Palestinian girl: Hamas is the cause of all wars
A haunting clip from an outfit that specializes in them: Portrait of a human shield, her four-year-old sister one of 60 civilians killed…

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/12/30/injured-palestinian-girl-hamas-is-the-cause-of-all-wars/

The suffering that Hamas causes (Dec 2008) …
But it isn’t only Israelis whose fundamental human rights Hamas is violating. It is those of the Palestinian population about whose welfare Hamas professes to care.
In direct contravention of international law, Hamas uses Palestinian civilians as human shields, utilizing homes, schools and community centers as launching pads, content in the knowledge that if innocent Palestinian civilians are caught in the cross-fire, it will be Israel that is criticized. This amounts to a sort of Daily Double of human rights violations: the use of innocent Palestinians as human shields for the infliction of violence upon innocent Israelis.

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/12/30/the_suffering_that_hama s_causes/

The Father of the Human Shield Dead
DigitalJournal.com – 2 Jan 2009
Nizar al-Rayyan invented the Human Shields method. IsraelPolitik reports that Hamas has released an official statement “declaring that Dr. Nizar al-Rayyan, …

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/264390

Ground push / Mission: Break Hamas Ha’aretz – Jan 3, 2009
Hamas may also use children as “human shields” for weapons caches inside mosques.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052336.html

IDF launches Gaza ground operation
Ha’aretz – Jan 3, 2009
Those who use civilians, the elderly, women and children as “human shields” are responsible for any and all injuries to the civilian population.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052341.html

They Asked For It! Hamas goads Israeli military to invade Gaza Strip
Gather.com – Jan 3, 2009
They’re showing no regard for the high, civilian casualties due to the upcoming, street fighting. They’re using their countrymen as human shields.

http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/35544

NETANYAHU: This humanitarian crisis is the direct result of the Hamas tactic of firing at our civilians and hiding behind their civilians, and it’s something that we cannot tolerate. No nation would tolerate 6,000 rockets fired on its cities, and Israel finally decided to take action.We have to make sure that we don’t just have a cease-fire, but that this criminal rocketing of our cities is not resumed a few months from now. Because that’s exactly what happened a few months ago. They were firing rockets at us, the Hamas. We had a cease-fire. They used the cease-fire to get further range — longer-range rockets, which they have now fired at Beersheba and Ashdod and into the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv. So obviously, we have to remove the threat, not just stop the firing. And that’s what Israel is engaged in right now.

http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=news-000003002618

Crush Hamas and brave the backlash The Australian – But as was pointed out – Israel attempts to target military and political sites. hamas attacks civilians. there is no such thing as disproportionate attacks …

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24853482-7583,00.html

Rocket alert sends New York’s Bloomberg running for cover in Sderot…
the onus of the civilian deaths was on Hamas for using them as human shields.
“They have been the main victimizers of the innocent Palestinian people by inviting these kinds of attacks,” he said.

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052557.html

IDF coordination chief: There is no humanitarian crisisHamas terrorists are using civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip – including hospitals, mosques and areas next to offices of international aid groups – to conduct terrorist activity and fire rockets at Israel, Col. Moshe Levi, commander of the IDF’s Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA), said Thursday.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1230733138893

Hamas Exploitation of Civilians as Human Shields
Right Side News
This study examines how Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip make extensive use of Palestinian civilians as human shields. …

http://rightsidenews.com/200901063218/global-terrorism/hamas-exploitation-of-civilians-as-human-shie lds.html

‘Hamas is guilty of war crime’
BBC News
… artillery attack near a UN school in the Gaza Strip. On Radio 4’s The World Tonight he claimed that Hamas were guilty of using civilians as “human shields”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7814762.stm

Yes, free Gaza — from terrorist tyranny
By REDA MANSOUR
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Some of the Arab and Muslim demonstrators who recently came to our offices were holding signs that said “Free Gaza.” Many Israelis would raise that same sign, me included, but for different reasons. People tend to forget that as of August 2005, Israel has not been in Gaza, and that the Gazans have been under Hamas control since June 2007. Indeed, Gaza needs to be freed from many different extremist forces.
Gaza should be freed from Hamas, a terrorist organization that seized the strip by force. Since the takeover, Hamas has run Gaza’s economy into the ground and now nearly half of the work force is unemployed. Hamas has built a Taliban-style state in Gaza and introduced many of the Islamic Shari’a laws, institutionalizing the persecution of women and minorities.
Hamas has transformed Gaza from a free territory to a large bunker, a place where rockets are stored under families, schools and places of prayer. Unfortunately, Gazans not only live among this militarization, but are now a tool in Hamas’ aggression. The terrorist organization has developed a strategy of using innocent civilians as human shields. When Israel warns that the houses of Hamas operatives and commanders will be targeted, the terrorists bring in innocent citizens, often by force, in an effort to increase the likelihood of civilian casualties. Hamas’ leaders rely on the strict Israeli moral code, hoping to avoid being attacked or that a strike will allow them to score points in the media by sacrificing their own people, creating what looks like acts of Israeli military aggression.
Gaza should be freed from the intervention of Iran, a state that openly admits to financing Hamas. Iran is also helping Palestinian terror organizations with training, intelligence and equipment. Some of this “aid” is channeled through Hezbollah in Lebanon — yet another Iranian proxy organization. Hezbollah and Iran use the Gazans to maintain regional political relevance in their empty agenda against Israel.
Gaza should be freed from some of the Arab satellite channels like Al-Jazeera. These television stations engage in the direct incitement of the Arab and Muslim world. Everything is acceptable in their eyes to raise their ratings: including long shots of bodies and injuries. Some of these channels do not dismiss any editing trick and consider propaganda as a normal part of their news reporting.
As far as Israel is concerned, Gaza is free and it is the decision of its inhabitants what the area’s destiny will be. They can continue to buy into the self-defeating promises of terrorist organizations and extremist ideologies. Even worse, they can continue to let these organizations use them as human shields and demolish their hopes and futures.
Gazans can only truly be free by declaring Gaza a terror-free zone. The people of Gaza have many resources in their hands to achieve success. Gaza could use its beautiful Mediterranean coast to attract Israeli and Egyptian tourists. It can renew the flower and fruit exports to Europe that Israel left behind. The airport that was built there can be reopened. The seaport that is planned and even the natural gas fields in its waters could be built.
The people of this region need to make the decision that Gaza will become a model of peace and stability and hopefully, the beginning of the two-state solution: Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace.

http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2009/01/07/mansoured_0107.html

Hamas uses people as shields
Updated: 01/06/2009 06:53:52 AM EST
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has heated up again. A cease-fire agreement has collapsed and Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, immediately renewed its rocket attacks from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas.
Hamas does not attack military targets. They openly declare their intent to kill civilians, including women and children.
These rocket attacks have gone on for years and have steadily increased in intensity. The range of these weapons has increased as well, bringing more civilian areas in Israel under attack, with an increase in danger to civilians.
There is no warning for these attacks, no air-raid sirens, just the sudden explosion of a rocket missile in your neighborhood with the possibility of death and destruction.
During the several years that these rocket attacks have continued, never has anyone raised a voice condemning these attacks, which are knowingly directed against civilians.
Hamas deliberately sets its rocket launchers and mortars in densely populated areas using their own people as human shields against retaliation.
Now that Israel is striking back, the Israelis are being condemned for causing civilian casualties. Where were these voices during the years that Hamas was deliberately and admittedly killing Israeli civilians? Where were these voices when Hamas implemented its policy of using its own people as human shields against retaliation?
Two facts become obvious:
Israel values the lives of its citizens and is now doing and will continue doing what is necessary to protect its citizens.
Hamas views its own people as expendable pawns and willingly and knowingly places them in danger in order to gain a propaganda victory against Israel.

http://www.newstimes.com/ci_11376001

Hamas at fault, not Israelis
Sir:It amazes me that every time Israel makes a move to protect its citizens and sovereignty, bleeding hearts at the CBC continue to pester Israel over its alleged unbalanced response.
Even when the ceasefire was signed, Hamas militants fire rockets haphazardly into Israel.
Hit a military compound, that’s nice. Hit a school or hospital, equally nice.
This is terrorism on a daily basis.
To feel sorry for the Palestinian people is a stretch considering they voted for Hamas, knowing the blow-back they would receive not only from their immediate neighbours but from most western powers as well.
As a matter of fact, Palestinians should be thankful that Israel still considers its targets as carefully as it does and not use the laissez faire targeting of Hamas.
The reason why there are civilian casualties at all is again due to the cowardice of the militants using civilians as human shields.
I would certainly hope that those at the liberal CBC that think Israel should open its borders to incoming Palestinian workers when such a threat exists for suicide bombers never end up with the job of minister for public safety in this country.
Hard hats and bomb shelters for all!

http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1374059

The Volokh Conspiracy – Human Shields in Gaza:
But it takes a special kind of depravity to use your own civilians as human … If the Hamas civilians *know* they are acting as human shields for the …

http://volokh.com/posts/1230756039.shtml

Children of Hamas
Hamas has been firing these rockets from within densely populated areas using the Palestinian people as human shields. Mosques, hospitals, kindergartens

http://anadafreepress.com/index.php/article/7366

Peres: Europe must ‘open eyes’ on Gaza
United Press International
Peres blamed Hamas for the deaths of innocent civilians in the siege, saying the militants use them as human shields…

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/01/06/Peres_Europe_must_open_eyes_on_Gaza/UPI-94771231247258/

Hamas exploits public opinion
Newstimes Updated: 01/06/2009 07:23:35 PM EST
It is time to support Israel in her time of need. After living in a war zone with relentless rockets firing on innocent citizens even in a “cease-fire” agreement with Hamas, Israel has no choice but to destroy the terrorists who have one goal and that is to destroy Israel.
If the press would comment on Hamas’ tactics of using women and children as human shields, of firing rockets from residential neighborhoods, of dressing Hamas officials in medical uniforms in hospitals, the tragic deaths of innocent Palestinians may be understood.
Israel has no choice but to destroy the point of rocket fire. If it comes from a mosque, a hospital, a home, a school, it is designed that way by the terrorists to hurt Israel.
They have no regard for their citizens and use them as propaganda tools to affect world opinion.
It would be helpful if the press would mention the tactics at the same time as they mention the tragic deaths of innocent bystanders. It is all calculated by Hamas and unfortunately not everyone is aware of their depth of cruelty.
Our tradition teaches us, “He who saves a single life, it is as if he saved an entire world.” Israel reveres life and the terrorists revere death. It is unfortunate and tragic.
When the terrorists will show the same passion for peace as they do for death and hatred, there will be peace.

http://www.newstimes.com/ci_11387960

We have counseled our ally Israel to be very cautious about protecting innocents, and I do think that the Israelis take great care to do so. I saw the reports about the school. I don’t have any information about that. I think that we should not jump to conclusions, and we should wait to find out what the evidence says. What we do know is that Hamas often hides amongst innocents, and uses innocent people, including children, as human shields.

http://www.enewspf.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5435:press-briefing-by-p ress-secretary-dana-perino-&catid=88888933&Itemid=88889535

Mere Rhetoric: Breaking: Israel Drops Leaflets Over Gaza Telling … 3 Jan 2009 … Breaking: Israel Drops Leaflets Over Gaza Telling Residents To Evacuate (UPDATE: Text Of Leaflets Added) (UPDATE 2: IDF Artillery Begins …

http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275316.html

CQ Transcript…

CQPolitics.com – 4 Jan 2009

They ferret out the terrorists that are embedded in the civilian population. They seek to minimize civilian casualties, sometimes at the expense of our own …

http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=1&docID=news-000003002618

IDF: Hamas built underground city – Israel News, Ynetnews –  7 Jan 2009 … and booby-trapped buildings in civilian centers … incident with a large number of casualties according to the threats in the Strip,” …

http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3651866,00.html

29 Dec 2008 … The Israel Defense Forces has been careful to minimize civilian casualties. It has carried out precision strikes during specific times it …

http://www.wnd.com/index.php/index.php?pageId=84877

ISRAEL SEEKS TO MINIMIZE PALESTINIAN CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

http://www.aipac.org/The_Issues/index_19827.asp

…Of course nobody in their right mind enjoys the idea of civilians being collateral damage, but these same people screaming about Israel’s attacks are the very same ones who use their  own populace as human shields and hide their munitions in mosques and private homes and the same people who strap bombs onto their boys, their women and their young men, having no qualms about doing that.

I’m sorry, but I’m more willing to look the other way at this Israeli campaign until Palestinians  start valuing the lives of other peoples as much as they scream for other people. When you have large numbers of Hamas operatives hiding in hospitals and some posing as medical staff, when you have some Hamas members also hiding in mosques and some of those mosques have been turned into operational headquarters, then the Palestinian people, supporting Hamas as they do, are hardly victims.

In numerous cases prior to an Israeli airstrike, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) notified civilians in the area of the impending attack, despite this hampering military operations. How does Hamas respond? Hamas takes advantage of the IAF’s warnings and places civilians on the roofs of the targeted buildings in order to use human shields to either prevent the air strikes or cause civilian deaths which they can use as a propaganda tool.

Iraeli air and naval forces have had to attack some 20 Hamas targets throughout the Gaza Strip on New Years Eve, including five smuggling tunnels along the ‘Philadelphi Route’ used by Hamas to smuggle arms and terrorists in and out of Gaza, a weapons manufacturing and storage facility in central Gaza, a command center of Hamas’ police force in Rafah, and a Hamas coastal base on the shore adjacent to Gaza City.

http://www.opednews.com/populum/print_friendly.php?p=11442

Evidence of Hamas Use of Human Shields


http://yaakov.newsvine.com/_news/2009/01/06/2278116-evidence-of-hamas-use-of-human-shields

Global Islamo fascism’s Genocidal Anti – Jewish demonstrations using the Gaza anti terror operation ‘ cast lead’ as a cover (Dec 2008 – Jan 2009)

(Jan 2009) Jihad Watch reports that in the Netherlands, anti-Israel demonstrators have once again been chanting
Hamas Hamas, Jews to the gas
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024231.php

Atlas has pictures of the Muslims that have taken over Europe chanting “Jews to the gas.”
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/01/video-anne-fran.html

Demonstrators cry ‘nuke Israel,’ carry Hezbollah flags at U.S. … 6 Jan 2009 … Florida last week featured demonstrators carrying signs reading …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052901.html

Florida demonstrator: Jews – you need a big oven’ – 6 Jan 2009 … Florida demonstrator: Jews – you need a big oven’ … Nuke, nuke Israel,” followed by “Go to hell; go to hell; go to hell!” …Another woman, wearing a (Muslim) headscarf, shouted: “Go steal other lands. Go! Murderers! Go back to the oven! You need a big oven.”
Other signs accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing.” “Israel is the terrorist,” read a second, while a third wondered whether Israel had taken “notes during the Holocaust?”
An imam led the crowd in prayer. “Allahu Akhbar,” they chanted before prostrating themselves on their prayer mats.
“We want to educate the people about what Islam really is so that they can appreciate the beauty of it,” the imam told a reporter. “Once people understand the real beauty of Islam they will have no choice but to accept it because they will realize that it’s part of their nature.”
Following their (Islamic) prayers, the crowd crossed the road and confronted the pro-Israel group
http://www.jnewswire.com/article/2606

“Back to the Ovens,” Ft. Lauderdale Hamas Protestors Shout at Jews
The Cutting Edge – 5 Jan 2009

Many long-time residents were astonished to see the loud, raucous demonstration inn their midst complete with anti-Jewish epithets. …
“Jews, go back to the oven!”

http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=1030&pageid=44&pagename=Slices

The Fourth (Islamist) Reich in America: “Attack” Protesters On the …
Pajamas Media – 2 Jan 2009
“Nuke Israel” screamed one young woman in hijab, over and over again in Ft. Lauderdale. “F–k you Jew” was also a favorite chant. I guess that wearing hijab…

http://pajamasmedia.com/phyllischesler/2009/01/02/the-fourth-islamist-reich-in-america-attack-protesters-on-the-move/

Muslims Protest in Los Angeles: “Love Long Hitler! Put Jews in Ovens!” (video)
http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/01/muslims-protest-in-los-angeles-love.html

Hate on the home front

http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=3333D903-C83F-4235-92DF-112B5B11A692

European Jews Attacked in Response to Gaza Conflict
Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Jan. 3: Demonstrators shout anti-Israeli slogans near an overturned car during a protest against Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, in Paris.
PARIS — Signs are mounting that the conflict in Gaza is starting to spill over into violence in Europe’s towns and cities, with assaults against Jews and arson attacks on
Jewish congregations in France, Sweden and Britain.

In Denmark, a 27-year-old Dane born in Lebanon of Palestinian parents is alleged to have injured two young Israelis last week, opening fire with a handgun in a shooting that police suspect could be linked to the Gaza crisis.
…In Britain, the Community Security Trust, a Jewish defense group, said it had seen a rise in anti-Semitic incidents since the start of Israel’s offensive against Gaza. The group said it had recorded 20-25 incidents across the country in the past week that it believed were connected with Gaza, including an arson attempt on a synagogue in north London on Sunday.

London police are investigating the attack, in which suspects splashed flammable liquid on the door and set it on fire.

Community Security Trust spokesman Mark Gardner said that in another incident last week a gang of 15-20 youths walked along the main street in Golders Green, a largely Jewish neighborhood in north London, shouting “Jew” and “Free Palestine” at passers-by…

In the Danish shooting, one Israeli man was shot in the arm and another in the leg as they were selling hair care products in a shopping mall. Eli Ruvio, who owns the company that operated the stands, said his employees have been harassed by Muslim youths

…Ruvio recalled an episode Dec. 27 when some of the youths shouted “slaughter all the Jews.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,476866,00.html

Genocidal hatred from pro-Hamas demonstrators — “Nuke, nuke Israel.” Chilling video from Tom Trento of WatchObsession.org. …. Florida A Tampa highway was lined with anti-Gaza War demonstrators on …The stone, which is thrown at the Jews, hates these Jews, these Zionists, because Allah …. Muslims in American mosques praying for destruction of Israel …
http://www.israelmilitary.net/showthread.php?p=36183

Protesting Against Israel or Hating Jews? – 6 Jan 2009 … ‘Muslim American Society’… The anti-Israel demonstration of some 200 to 300 people outside the … for instance, carried signs saying “Nuke Israel,”…Now the notion of using of a nuclear device to eliminate Israel and thereby attempting to kill its roughly 5 million Jews is not a unique one, since words to that effect are regularly uttered, among others, by Iran’s raving president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who dreams of such apocalyptic final solutions. What is unique is the morally-defective logic that would enable someone to justify a second Holocaust, the mass murder of Jews, on the basis of Israel having defended itself from years of rocket attacks and having killed several hundred murderous terrorists in the process. Making the Middle East free of Jews, Judenfrein, is exactly what Hamas, the group of murderous thugs being cheered on by the demonstrators here, ardently longs for; Hamas’ charter, in fact, expresses as one of its core tenets that Israel should be eliminated, that “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/01/protesting_against_israel_or_h.html

December 31, 2008
“Death to all juice”: Calling for genocide with plausible deniability?
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024163.php

January 4, 2009 chill and evil wind is blowing over the world. Genocidal Eurabia AlertDenmark (Islamic banner reads): “Kill Jewish people evry where in ther world”
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024235.php
The banner reads, “Jews go to hell.” Attached Images …
http://www.goldtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=226463

Indonesian Muslim protesters hold a banner during a rally against . … The banner reads, ‘Jews go to hell.’ REUTERS/Beawiharta. (INDONESIA) …
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Israel–Indonesian-Muslim-protesters-hold-banner-during-rally-again st-Israeli-attacks-Gaza-Strip-Jakarta-January-2-2009-banner-reads-Jews-go/ss/events/wl/20070128_isra el/im:/02012009/6/photo/photos-n-news-indonesian-muslim-protesters-hold-banner-during-rally-against- israeli.html/

That Old Lovable “Jews Are Apes And Pigs” Canard
http://outoftheblu.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/that-old-lovable-jews-are-apes-and-pigs-canard/

So many benevolent Jews lose so much money to one twisted [Madoff] guy and anti

December 26, 2008

 

So many benevolent Jews lose so much money to one twisted [Madoff] guy and anti
Jewish bigots applause.

Worth mentioning –at this juncture– the unknown fact that ‘most donations
by Jews go to non-Jewish causes.’

Then again, what is classic garbage of anti-Semitism if not picking one
‘bad’ Jew and omitting all ‘good’ Jews?


The very first self proclaimed “writer” to dance the evil dance was no
other than the already infamous Nazi: HERR Jöran Jerma, that has adapted
(among a list of names like ‘Adam Ermash’, also a) “Hebrew” name: Israel
Shamir.

 

This awful human being couldn’t wait and not cede the opportunity and
provide “antisemitic wisdom for the perplexed”…, it’s worth mentioning 
that for years, this “aryan-writer” has been posing as a “pro-palestinian
advocate”, decrying how “poor palestinians suffer”, imagine such a
white-supremacist telling us how he “aches” for brown Arabs, actually, this
tactic of damning the Jews (who are trying to survive against terrorism and
genocide) with a mask of caring for palestinians have been used by KKK’s D. Duke
too…

 




Websites carrying his “work” are:  (KKK’s) David Duke, Rense, some
other “white power” or “white powder” pages.

 

Because they are jealous of Jews’ special morals and kindness…

Only one-tenth of Jewish philanthropists limit their giving to Jewish
charities alone, while one-fourth give only to non-Jewish causes.
. – Why Aren’t Jews Giving to Jews? Jewish philanthropic donations to the secular community are outweighing those going to the Jewish community. Poll: Richest U.S. Jews give mostly to non-Jewish causes

Exposed: Among the Nazis, Adolph Hitler’s idol-worshippers posing as “jews”

November 23, 2008

Exposed: Among the Nazis, Adolph Hitler’s idol-worshippers posing as “jews”:

Joachim Martillo’s http://eaazi.blogspot.com/ (ethnic ashkenazim (???) against zionism)

http://jewssansfrontieres.blogspot.com

Philip Weiss – http://www.philipweiss.org/mondoweiss/

Israel Shamir who is a native European (non Jew) convert to Christianity, neo nazi a contibutor to nazi pages such as “jewishtribal”

Arab Racism and Middle East Politics

February 24, 2008

Arab Racism and Middle East Politics

Burning Israel's flag

Racism and Middle East Politics

The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land. … As the Imam said, ‘Israel must be wiped off the map.’ — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as quoted by Aljazeera

Anger towards Israel by its Arab neighbors is out of proportion to Israel’s sins. What we are witnessing in the Middle East is anti-Semitism, not politics. It is Jew-hatred, not a dispute over borders or rights or Palestinian statehood. This present conflict is the direct result of Arab racism and Arab intolerance.

As long as middle-eastern Arabs teach their children to hate Jews, there will be no lasting peace.

We who once held a similar disdain for black people should understand better than most what sort of challenges the Middle East faces. Generations have been taught hatred. Generations have been taught that Jews are not human beings. Generations have been taught that every piece of bad fortune has Jewish conspirators at its heart.

That sort of irrational racism can’t be eliminated by UN resolutions. It can only be reversed by sane and tolerant Arabs who are willing to speak out against their brothers.

And they better speak out soon.

This Middle East anti-Semitism has become much worse than anything we ever saw here in America. When Iranian President Ahmadinejad speaks unapologetically about genocide, any student of history can see that the racist fires of hatred are blazing hotter than they ever were in the American South. Our Ku Klux Klan was a murderous bunch of hate-mongers armed only with rifles and dynamite. Think what might have happened if they’d had Katyusha rockets and Kalashnikovs. Hezbollah is the Klan on steroids.

And like the Klan, Hezbollah is being driven by a warped religious zealotry. It believes that killing Jews is God’s work.

Are there righteous Muslims in the Arab world who will stand up and say that Allah does not hate Jews? Are there righteous Muslims in the Arab world who will say that groups like Hezbollah are distorting the teachings of Islam for their own purposes?

I doubt that peace in the Middle East is possible. I doubt that an entire generation of Arabs will come to repent of their anti-Semitic hatred. Jews make useful whipping boys for the powerful but incompetent Arab leaders who can’t make the trains run on time, or provide decent lives for their citizens.

Until Hezbollah and Iran and Syria agree that Israel has a right to exist, and that Jews have a right to live in peace, Israel needs the protection of the West against the Hitlerian plans of the powers that surround it. The West, which has learned a few hard lessons about the evils of racism, needs to come to Israel’s defense.

http://www.anotherthink.com/contents/beyond_the_shire/20060726_racism_and_middle_east_politics.html

State of (Islamofascism’s) Jew-hatred – Islamic Judeophobia combines demonic religious xenophobia, racism

February 24, 2008

State of (Islamofascism’s) Jew-hatred – Islamic Judeophobia combines demonic religious xenophobia, racism
jpost ^ | 02-23-08
Candidly Speaking: The state of Jew-hatred

Islamic Judeophobia combines demonic religious xenophobia and racism; depicts Jews and Israelis as vampires or descendants of apes and pigs http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1203605157637&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Arab Muslim racial supremacism vs Israel’s Equality

February 20, 2008

Arab Muslim racial supremacism vs Israel’s Equality
slantedright. ^| Jan. 2008

Neuwirth on the ‘Arab Right of Return’ The only real racial supremacism practiced in the Middle East is associated with Islam. In Israel there are Arab and non-Jewish voters with equal rights, …

(Excerpt) Read more at http://slantedright.blogspot.com/2008/01/neuwirth-on-arab-right-of-return.html

More on the latest Arab World’s ‘ARAB RACISM’ Campaign against Israel

February 14, 2008

More on the latest Pan-Arabism’s ‘Arab racism’ campaign against Israel, masquerading as “anti racism”

Center Field: What the Global Forum must do Jerusalem Post, Israel – Feb 12, 2008 By GIL TROY While March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, in Jewish terms, this February has come in with a big lie and, hopefully,
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1202742139669&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull” id=”r-0_1132132401

UN Perfidy Knows No Bounds Jewish Press, NY – 20 hours ago That the UN is hostile to Israel hardly comes as a surprise. The perfidy that permeates the house over which Kurt Waldheim once presided can be cut with a
http://www.jewishpress.com/page.do/30044/UN_Perfidy_Knows_No_Bounds.html

Arbour Softens Support for Pan-Arab Rights Charter Israel Hasbara Committee, NY – Feb 12, 2008 By UN Watch This article concerns the Geneva-based OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights) and the text of the UN Arab Charter that refers
http://www.infoisrael.net/cgi-local/text.pl?source=5/a/120220081

UN Watch Briefing
UN Watch (press release), Switzerland – Feb 6, 2008 UN Watch sends her a detailed letter: “We trust that you were not aware of the blatantly anti-Semitic statements contained in the Arab Charter.
http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1314451&ct=5013589

UN rights chief hit on Arab charter support Jewish Telegraphic Agency, NY – Jan 29, 2008 The charter, according to a letter sent to High Commissioner Louise Arbour, includes “blatantly anti-Semitic statements” and equates Zionism with racism, …
http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/106682.html

Canada Calls UN Led Anti-Racism Conference a ‘Gong Show’ of Hatred …28 Jan 2008 by Terry Trippany The United Nations held its first World Conference Against Racism in Durban way back in 2001. That conference was marred by anti-Semitic bigotry that eventually led the United States Israel to walk out of the conference.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/terry-trippany/2008/01/28/canada-calls-u-n-led-anti-racism-conference-gong-show-hatred-bigotry

An Open Letter to PM Gordon Brown on anti-Semitism 3 Feb 2008 by Denis It was during this period and with considerable help from al-Husayni that the milder anti-Jewish sentiments of Islam came to be blended with Nazi-style racism. As a result, that anti-Semitism has infected whole parts of the Middle East …
http://mid-eastplus.blogspot.com/2008/02/open-letter-to-pm-gordon-brown-on-anti.html

Racism in the Islamic World How can peace prevail in the Middle East in the face of Islamic bigotry and hate? When will moderate Muslims speak out?

January 9, 2008

Racism in the Islamic World How can peace prevail in the Middle East in the face of Islamic bigotry and hate? When will moderate Muslims speak out?
http://www.factsandlogic.org/ad_94a.html

For years, the U.N., led by Islamic and Arab nations and their sympathizers, has accused Israel of racism, but the world consistently turns a blind eye to open, seething anti-Semitism in Islamic society.

What are the facts?

In one of the most astonishing propaganda coups ever, a United Nations conference on racism, which took place in Durban South Africa in 2001, declared that Zionism is racism. No wonder the U.S. and Israel walked out of the meeting, which was dominated by representatives of Islamic and Arab states and other anti-Israel forces, and whose conclusions were predictable from the outset.

The supreme irony of this conference was that it accused no other nation of racism—only Israel. In truth, Israel is perhaps the most racially and ethnically diverse and tolerant country in the world. More than half of Israel’s Jewish population consists of people of color—blacks from Ethiopia and Yemen, as well as brown-skinned people from Morocco, Iran, Syria, Egypt and Israel itself. In addition, Israel’s population includes more than one million Arabs, who enjoy the same civil rights as Jewish Israelis. In Israel hate speech is banned, and it is against the law to discriminate based on race or religion.

In contrast, anti-Semitism—a poisonous form of racism directed specifically against the Jewish people—is rampant in most all Islamic societies. Not only is anti-Semitism commonplace in Muslim nations, but it is propagated shamelessly by their leaders, in state-sponsored media, and by Muslim clergy.

For example, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed declared in a 2003 speech to the Organization of Islamic Conference that, “today Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.” Imagine if an American president had made a similarly sweeping and bigoted statement about blacks, Latinos or any other race—what a justifiable uproar, perhaps even an impeachment, would ensue. Yet there was no condemnation by the Muslim world of Mr. Mohamed’s comments. Rather, virtually all of the conference’s Muslim leaders actually voiced their approval.

In response to a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia in May 2004, Crown Prince Abdullah declared that “Zionism is behind [these] terrorist actions in the kingdom.” (Zionism is the code word often used by Islamic anti-Semites for Jews.) U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos called the Prince’s assertion “an outrage . . . blatant hypocrisy,” but Islamic leaders were silent. In fact, millions of Muslims still insist that Zionists were behind the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Anti-Semitism is expressed so freely and ubiquitously in most Islamic societies that no citizen can escape it. During Ramadan in 2002, Egypt’s state-controlled TV aired “Horseman Without a Horse,” a program based on the notorious forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, in which Jews allegedly use the blood of non-Jews to make Passover matzot. In Iran, a TV series, “Zahra’s Blue Eyes,” portrays “Zionists” kidnapping Palestinian children and harvesting their organs.

Perhaps nowhere is the hatred of Jews more virulent than among the Palestinians. Most perniciously, Palestinian children are taught in school that Jews are descended from apes and pigs and that the most noble thing they can do is to kill Jews. Muslim clerics like Imam Ibrahim Madiras, an employee of the Palestinian Authority, declared in a 2005 television sermon, “Jews are a cancer” and later that, “Muslims will kill the Jews . . . [and] rejoice in Allah’s victory.” No surprise, then, that the 1982 doctoral dissertation of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas makes the astounding claim that “Zionists” collaborated with the Nazis to annihilate the Jewish people in order to drive the survivors to Palestine.

Anti-Semitism and the prospects for peace: Islamic anti-Semitism permeates the Arab Middle East and creates an atmosphere in which Jews are reviled and represented as subhuman. How can the Palestinian people embrace peace with a people represented by their religious and political leaders as dehumanized, evil beings? Even more importantly, how can Israel be expected to trust a so-called peace partner who expresses abject hatred and murderous intent toward Jews on a daily basis? Yet the U.S. and many European nations continue to demand that Israel make one-sided sacrifices for peace with a people steeped in racism and committed to its destruction.

Until Islamic leaders muster the integrity to relentlessly condemn anti-Semitism (and its evil twin, anti-Zionism), we can’t expect Israel to accept a forced peace with the Palestinians. Likewise, until moderate Muslims reject racism in all forms, they can’t expect Islam to enjoy full respect as a political and spiritual force among the world’s people.

“ Until Muslims reject racism in all forms, they can’t expect Islam to enjoy full respect as a political and spiritual force.”