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State of (Islamofascism’s) Jew-hatred – Islamic Judeophobia combines demonic religious xenophobia, racismFebruary 24, 2008
State of (Islamofascism’s) Jew-hatred – Islamic Judeophobia combines demonic religious xenophobia, racism
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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
There is great racism against Jewish students on college campuses within the Muslim student organizationsFebruary 20, 2008
L.A.’s defenders of Israel , The L.A. battle for Israel’s survival
There is great racism against Jewish students on college campuses within the Muslim student organizations.
L.A.’s defenders of Israel
The L.A. battle for Israel’s survival
By Brad A. Greenberg, Senior Writer
A protester from the international pro-Israel group StandWithUs yells outside the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles during the conflict with Hezbollah in July 2006. Photo by Ringo Chiu/Zuma Press
The notice shocked Karen Klein, head of Students for Israel at Cal State Northridge: Norman Finkelstein, the much-maligned scholar who wrote “The Holocaust Industry” and has spoken glowingly of Hezbollah, had been invited by the provost to lecture for three days this week at her school.
Klein had grown up down the street from campus, followed her father and sister in attending CSUN, and she was concerned about the implications of inviting Finkelstein, whose lectures she assumed would include rants against the legitimacy of the State of Israel.
“The campus is very apathetic, and in the years I’ve been at CSUN, this is the first anti-Israel event that has happened,” said Klein, a senior who plans to move to Israel after she graduates. “I wanted to make sure I handled it in the right way, because I want this to be the first and last instance of anti-Semitic activity at our university.”
First she contacted Hillel, with which Students for Israel is affiliated, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Then she called a group that since it began seven years ago in a Los Angeles living room has become an international leader in pro-Israel advocacy at colleges and universities.
StandWithUs national director Roz Rothstein jumped into action. She phoned Harry Hellenbrand, the provost and vice president who had invited Finkelstein, and explained the complaints her organization had. Hellenbrand wasn’t surprised, and he asked StandWithUs to recommend speakers with a contrary perspective for a future lecture, a gesture he also made in a meeting with Klein. A list of 15 names was drawn up, and the drama was defused.
“That is exactly what we would want to have happen,” said Hellenbrand, who said Finkelstein had been requested by faculty members who wanted to hear how his controversial scholarship had cost him tenure at DePaul University. “In a sense, our lives are made easier if we never have any controversial speakers at all. But that is not going to really happen. The ideal we have, but what rarely does happen, is that people come in and protest and write letters and ask us to support other speakers.”
StandWithUs was born from death, given life by the grisly discovery of two Israeli teens, Kobi Mandel and Yosef Ishran, in a cave outside of the West Bank settlement of Tekoa on May 9, 2001.
“A rock the size of a computer rested on Kobi’s smashed skull,” Time magazine reported. “Both bodies were covered with stones. Blood smeared the walls, and the dirt floor was muddy with it. When the searchers rolled the rocks away, they didn’t see faces but unrecognizable pulp.”
Two of the more than 1,000 Israeli deaths from the Second Intifada, then still in its infancy, the murders spurred a small group of Jews half a world away. A week and a half later, Roz and Jerry Rothstein convened at their home the first meeting of the Israel Emergency Alliance. The group of about 50 rabbis and Jewish leaders, across partisan and denominational lines, would soon take the name StandWithUs, centered around the Web site http://www.standwithus.com, and within a year would establish itself as a trailblazing grass-roots organization, one of a few redefining what it means to be pro-Israel.
The group’s ambitions started small: arranging a meeting with editors at the Los Angeles Times to discuss what they felt was the paper’s pro-Palestinian bias in covering the conflict. They then turned to education, focusing on how to inform college students and journalists about other views of Israel than what was being shown in American media and identifying anti-Israel rhetoric on college campuses.
“My mother, who was a survivor, always told me that the Holocaust, as she watched it grow, began in the schools and the colleges. The hatred took hold in the youth,” Roz Rothstein said in an interview last week. “We have a motto at this organization that education is the road to peace.”
StandWithUs has grown from a small group of volunteers meeting at the Rothsteins’ home to an international organization with offices in Los Angeles, New York and three other U.S. locales as well as Europe and Israel. With a staff of about 40, a budget of $3 million and a number of printed materials — including a 43-page glossy guide, “Israel 101,” and flyers comparing Walt and Mearsheimer’s book “The Israel Lobby” with “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” — StandWithUs acts, as Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said, as an “intellectual Delta Force.”
“StandWithUs may have started as a campus organization — and they are our go-to group — but their educational efforts have gone out to pre-university schools, to the community itself,” said Gilad Millo, spokesman for the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles sponsor of the organization’s annual conference, which this year included the Jerusalem Post’s Palestinian affairs reporter, Khaled Abu Toameh, and Palestinian Media Watch’s Itamar Marcus. “Their PR sense is brilliant.”
StandWithUs, of course, has its critics, too, from those who think it is fighting the wrong battle — hustling a pro-Israel information campaign instead of focusing on Jewish education — to those who disagree with the organization’s definition of “pro-Israel.”
“It becomes a zero-sum game: If Israel did good, the other side must have done bad,” said David N. Myers, a UCLA professor of Jewish history and director of its Center for Jewish Studies. “I would like to rethink the way we imagine pro-Israel to say it should also mean pro-Palestinian. The interests of Israelis and Palestinians meet at the point of freedom from occupation and self-determination for the Palestinians…. I find troubling the practice of defending every Israeli action. The fact of the matter is there is no country in the world whose every action is defensible. Robust practicing democracies undertake actions that merit scrutiny, Israel too. And that is not part of the mission of StandWithUs. What concerns me is the very polarized way they see the world, which is represented in the very name StandWithUs, which implies that anyone else is against us.”
Most of the organization’s resources are dedicated to providing materials and strategic support to college students, particularly at embattled campuses such as UC Irvine. But StandWithUs has received broad attention for two other efforts — joining Dershowitz and others in opposing Finkelstein’s bid for tenure at DePaul University and waging an ad war against a pro-Palestinian organization that placed posters in Washington’s subways showing Israeli tanks.
The subway ads were indicative of StandWithUs’ hard-line brand of truth telling. One of the posters showed an Arab toddler in the right arm of his father, who was wearing fatigues and a bandana and was resting an automatic rifle on his left shoulder. “This Child Could Grow Up to Be A” the poster stated, offering three options: doctor, teacher or terrorist. The terrorist box contained a checkmark.
Such pro-Israel advocacy didn’t exist in Los Angeles before StandWithUs came along, and the organized Jewish community has rallied around it. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has given a number of small grants along the order of the $10,000 gift for November’s “Israel in Focus” conference, and the Jewish Community Foundation has given $305,000, including a Cutting Edge grant of $210,000 in 2006 to provide “teaching tools and classroom materials for public high school teachers to use to effectively teach about Israel.”
“Through this breakthrough work, StandWithUs strengthens the fabric of our local Jewish communities by instilling knowledge and understanding of Zionism and Israel,” Marvin I. Schotland, president and CEO of The Foundation, said. “It’s tantamount to a two-for-one payoff for a supporting organization such as ours.”
But this support has also raised questions. While StandWithUs professes to be a non-partisan advocate on behalf of Israel — one whose board bears many shades of the political spectrum and refrains from commenting on the policies of the Israeli government — progressive Jewish leaders consider the organization to be their ideological inverse.
“A number of very good progressive Jewish organizations have applied, in some cases repeatedly, for funding from The Foundation, and they have been denied,” said Daniel Sokatch, executive director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA). “This would seem to suggest that there is particular support in the Jewish Community Foundation for the brand of Israel advocacy that is put forth by StandWithUs, which is a particularly hard-line, conservative version.”
The seminal moment in the transformation of pro-Israel advocacy occurred in the summer of 1993, when the Oslo accords were finalized, and then signed, on the White House lawn.
“The Jewish community essentially had trained itself in one direction and was being asked to turn around immediately,” said Michael Berenbaum, an adjunct professor of theology at American Jewish University. “It had advocated that the enemy was the PLO, and the question was, if all of the sudden [the PLO] are friends, they felt betrayed.”
It was at this moment that the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) broke a decades-old code and criticized the Israeli government. While most Jewish American organizations got behind the landmark peace agreement, ZOA President Morton A. Klein predicted the accords would not only fail, but that they would empower Yasser Arafat and endanger Israelis.
“They were completely wrong and we were completely right,” Klein said last week. “Peace is impossible.”
Seven years and 300 murdered Jews after Oslo, the Second Intifada broke out, rupturing the ground beneath American Jewry. Within one more year, 19 Muslim terrorists would hijack four American planes and inflict the worst domestic attack in U.S. history; Jews and the West found a common enemy in the Muslim world, and the crack in the Jewish community severed into two pieces — hawks and doves, hardliners and peaceniks, right and left.
In Los Angeles, the American Jewish Congress had dissolved its local office in 1998 and reformed the following year as the PJA, a liberal organization concerned mostly with domestic issues related to social justice. But the AJCongress reopened here in 2000, bearing little resemblance to its former self.
“People who believed that we could have peace with the Palestinians were shaken out of their misguided view and realized they had no desire for peace,” said Gary P. Ratner, the group’s western region executive director. “Their goal was what they stated openly: The destruction of Israel, whether through the violence of groups like Hamas or through negotiations, that will weaken Israel. I think some of us woke up to the fact that Oslo was a disaster and the peace process would only lead to the destruction of Israel.”
The Jewish state was under attack with no partner for peace; the old model of resolving conflict through compromise had failed. With climbing anti-Israel rhetoric on American campuses and the perception that international media had joined liberal Christians in taking up the Palestinian cause, the hardliners quickly captured the upper hand among Jewish groups in the debate on what it meant to be pro-Israel.
“It’s a painful moment in Jewish life, because there isn’t a place for honest and open discourse,” Gerald Bubis, founding director of the Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, told this paper in a 2002 article titled “The Silencing of the Left?” “People can have very strong differences of opinion about where to go and how to resolve things, but that discourse does not have a place right now. Rather, there is a vituperative argumentation and excoriation.”
Amid this climate, major Jewish organizations slid into the shadows, abdicating their leadership.
“Whatever they said would upset somebody,” Jonathan D. Sarna, a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University, said. “As a result, Jews who were frustrated, who wanted to defend Israel and didn’t really know how or didn’t have the ability, they gravitated toward The David Project and its sort of counterpart in StandWithUs.”
The David Project first made headlines in 2004 with a documentary, “Columbia Unbecoming,” which alleged faculty intimidation of pro-Israel students at the Ivy League school.
“We have lost a generation. The Jewish leadership failed to understand the situation we were in. We thought that people who were our enemies would be thugs yelling ‘kike,’ instead of soft-spoken college professors saying Israel is an apartheid state,” Charles Jacobs, president of the Boston-based David Project, said. “In the West today, most people don’t hate the Jews because we are Christ-killers and we are racial vermin, but they hate Jews because they see us supporting what has been unfairly described as the cruelest of nations.”
Just how serious the crisis on college campuses is, how deeply Israel is being vilified, how under attack Jewish students feel, is a source of great debate. Many schools, including USC, UCLA and CSUN, seem mostly immune from the anti-Israel rhetoric 51 weeks of the year. But then Palestinian Awareness Week draws tension between Muslims and Jews at UCLA, or a controversial speaker is invited to any one of those universities and concern crests. More troubling are campuses plagued by frequent protests against Israel, like one at Concordia University in Montreal six years ago that resembled a pogrom.
“There isn’t as much happening on campuses as people think,” said Amanda Susskind, the ADL’s regional director. “But where it is happening, it is happening worse than people can imagine.”
Among the schools most afflicted by Israel-bashing has been UC Irvine, where students frequently march against Israel holding signs that say “Smash the Jewish State” and “Israel, the 4th Reich.” Several times a year since the outbreak of the Second Intifada, radicals like Muhammad Al-Asi and Amir Abdel Malik Ali have been invited by the Muslim Student Union to praise suicide bombers as “freedom fighters” and accuse “the Zionist-controlled media” of distorting the human-rights record of “the apartheid State of Israel,” a country that is “a monkey on the American back” and “a cancerous presence.”
“There is great racism against Jewish students on college campuses within the Muslim student organizations. The speakers, the programs, the handouts are all indicative of a deep hatred of Israel and, in my opinion, of a very deep racist ideology,” Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, associate rabbi of UC Irvine’s interfaith center, said. “I have been — just this last week actually — the victim of that racism by Muslim students at UC Irvine. I was heckled when I was trying to speak to a group of high school students about the Arab-Israeli conflict. It was on Thursday; it was on campus. There is just a wave of hatred and racism directed at Jewish students by Muslim students. It literally permeates everything they do.”
Anti-Israel attacks have appeared across the country, most often where unaffiliated speakers have been invited by pro-Palestinian campus groups. (A 44-minute StandWithUs documentary, “Tolerating Intolerance,” focuses on a handful of these speakers, including Al-Asi, Malik Ali and Finkelstein.) The crisis, however, is not endemic. And even at large universities where the problem seems to be acute — places like San Francisco State a few years ago — many Jewish students report no problems.
“Even at San Francisco State and even in the heat of this,” said Seth Brysk, who was the Hillel director there and is now executive director of the American Jewish Committee’s L.A. chapter, “I had Jewish students say to me, ‘Why are you making such a big deal about this? I’ve never had a problem with anti-Semitism.'”
Roz Rothstein doesn’t believe an unstoppable crisis is racing across academia. But she thinks a pro-Palestinian agenda in favor of the end of the Jewish state is simmering below the surface. And she wasn’t willing to wait until it was too late.
“We are not the victims, and we do not want to be the victims. We are strong enough to say ‘never again,'” Rothstein said. “I didn’t create bus bombings. I was minding my own business before 2000. I was raising a family; I wasn’t working for the Museum of Tolerance or the ADL. This isn’t about anti-Semitism. This is about radical Islam creating a society of little fundamentalists that have radical intentions.”
Rothstein, 55, sat in her undecorated L.A. office on the second-floor of an industrial building, a location the group doesn’t disclose for fear of violence. A handful of boxes were stacked on top of, and in front of, three large bookcases and a smaller one filled with multiple copies of “The Israelis” by Donna Rosenthal, “Exodus” by Leon Uris, “Myths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict” by Mitchell Bard and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jewish History & Culture.” These aren’t part of Rothstein’s personal collection — that shelf includes Steven Emerson’s “American Jihad” and Jimmy Carter’s “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid” — but are used to seed libraries with books that positively represent Israel — more than 3,500 locations so far.
Her focus is divided between disseminating pro-Israel information in the Western world and opposing what she called “the hate training of the Palestinian children.” Strongly influenced by the fact that both parents and her stepfather were survivors, Rothstein draws parallels between indoctrination of Arab children and the Hitler Youth.
“How did they do it? They did it with the same cartoons and hate training that we see today in Arab countries,” she said, using her computer to log onto standwithus.com. She pulled up a flyer comparing anti-Semitic cartoons in Nazi Germany with those found in Arab papers — a giant spider bearing the Magen David, a child being slaughtered in ritualistic baking, a grotesque Jew being kicked off a cliff.
“How do you get people to hate? Use things that were successful. The Nazis got Europe to hate the Jews,” she said. “So they use their model and they do it all over.”
Rothstein is not only the public face of StandWithUs, but its core energy. She started the organization with her husband and Esther Renzer, a like-minded woman who serves as the board president, and is widely credited with its meteoric rise, something admired by both critics and supporters.
“Their success, in no small part, is a testament to the dynamic leadership of Roz Rothstein, who is a creative and entrepreneurial executive, not to mention zealous in her love and advocacy of Israel,” said Schotland, of the Jewish Community Foundation.
She is motivated by a deep conviction that avoiding conflict is the worst strategy for the Jewish people. In summer 2006, Rothstein joined the campaign to strip an L.A. County Commission on Human Relations award from Maher Hathout, a founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who had called Israel an “apartheid state” run by “butchers.” Though Hathout got to keep the award after a month of contentious public hearings and news articles probing the Egyptian immigrant’s past, Rothstein said she was proud of their efforts.
“If you Google him, then you will not see that he received an award he shouldn’t have, but that he was a controversial guy who attended Hezbollah rallies and told Muslims they should not communicate with Israel,” Rothstein said.
“Two years ago,” she said, “the Presbyterian Church nearly voted to pull $7 billion in investments out of Israel — $7 billion. Do you know why that happened? Neglect. Our neglect of the defamation of Jews or Israel will never amount to anything good.”
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Stop perpetuating “Palestinian” Islamists’ orchestrated self made fake “victimhood”!
It’s not only unfair but it’s even dangerous to swallow their propaganda and “agree” with their: “we are the victims” culture.
It’s all routine to see each time the Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad “succeeding” in it’s devious tactics to appear as “victims”, be it by inflicting self misery on turning all aid and resources towards destructive hateful fascistic Jihad, or via using civilians as shields for terrorists, or any other cruel tricks they come up with to show the world how “bad” the Israelis are to them, because you know ‘all the troubles this self inflicted group of the Arab “Palestinians” always have is the “Zionists” fault of course.’
We should oppose any of their devilish propaganda that takes their civilians’ lives along with the ‘Oh, look how bad Israel is’, message, a “people” that is able to kill it’s own children (Hamas, Hezbollah and their massive followers) directly or indirectly only to damn (the good guy, anti terrorists defender) Israel’s image, never deserve any sympathy.
I know they prey, especially on Jews’ ultra conscience, but it’s a dangerous game, once we allow to have compassion on those that are about nothing but compassion and minimal values of humanity, we are replacing this love where it rather should go, to the real innocent people anywhere else outside the guilty “Palestinian” group, that are not pushing their leaders towards genocide ideology.
Once we allow our selves to cave in to their tactics and finally sing that “Palestinians are victims” dreadful song, the danger is enormous, if we take them as “victims”, this is exactly Islamic terrorists’ power all over the world, their slogan: ‘We are victims, so we can do what ever we want to”.
Well of course the Qassam attack on Israeli schoolchildren that caused the Israeli action was another well planned trick to “justify” the latest Islamic bombing on innocent Israelis.
It’s your life and mine or theirs, as simple as that, in the fascism of anti non-Muslims, or anti all that are not the right kind of Muslim in their evil eyes.
Kudos to [Jan. 2008] Obama, [though being such a liberal] who understood that, in writing to the [international Arab oil lobby hijacked] UN that he understands Israel’s being forced by Palestinian terrorists to close cigarettes and luxury items (starving? yea right! another Pallywood lie) channels to Gaza.
Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas continues to portray the United States as the merciless enemy of the Palestinians. A cartoon in the PA official daily last week shows Gaza drowning in blood, while the US is cruelly stamping on the outstretched Arab arm trying to help Gaza.
(Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan-19-2008)
This demonization of the USA is a continuation of PA policy for many years. See the PMW web site for more cartoon examples.
The dude with a case of cigs talking on a cell phone. For someone with no job, wonder who’s paying for all this stuff? (hint: probably YOU!!!)
Peaceful Pali on an afternoon stroll through Gaza
A Palestinian smiles as he returns to Gaza with his new motorcycle, bought in Egypt, at the border between Egypt and Gaza, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. Hamas-backed militants driving bulldozers knocked down more Egyptian border fortifications on Friday
MILLIONS of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being poured into financing terrorist propaganda, .
Some of the cash is even being used to fund school textbooks which teach children in Palestine to worship violence and hate all non-Muslims.
The famous greenhouses in Gaza…
After the Pal’s took it over:
* Pali don’t remove their own garbage…
And now everything turned into…
* Remember: Fatah are OUR peace partners! We will give them peace whether they want it or not, and a country, and weapons, and money, and….
“Palestinians” are starving (only) for attention & BBC’s source in M.E. is a Hamas blogger
(terrorists’) Hamas blogger
blogger and pondering responsible Israel’s foreign ministry
while they have to hear that ordinary people don’t buy their “objective”
first interviews in an exciting (almost childish like) tone a Rafah
blogger (wow! What a source) that “whines” about “Palestinians” that —
supposedly — are rushing out to buy “food”, and that they are just trying to
break the “siege” as they LOVE to call it.
foreign ministry representative that ‘starving’ the population in Gaza doesn’t
work to halt the rockets attack against Israel, (you can almost hear how
the BBC journalist does want the missiles to continue to target Israeli
children), the Israeli FM asks “Where do you get the information about starving
from”? We are monitoring the situation and DO allow the necessary supply the
“Palestinians” need to survive.
little face, “proposes” that:“only a political solution is the answer”
(since when are BBC “evenhanded” reporters, diplomats and politicians all of a
sudden?), as if the Gaza “Palestinians” want a “political solution”, which
is why they elected the Hamas terror organization that doesn’t recognize
non Muslims equal rights, or Jews’ right to exist, bend on self destruction and
on destroying ALL of Israel & annihilation.
we know the situation and do monitor it to prevent any humanitarian
Jihadi racist entity’s arguments, any time.
the world, staging up fake “massacres”, editing photos, videos, and just
plain lying about numbers (example, remember the Jenin numbers where 50 was
blown to 500 with added bodies from the cemetery?) and facts (examples, Remember
the Al Dura affair where Arabs killed the Arab boy and pinned it on Israel? or
the Gaza beach family that was killed from a Hamas mine? and so one).
GAZA IS FOR ATTENTION AND SYMPATHY!
Egypt to escape a “blockade”, Have you thought that these people are under siege
from their Islamic militant Hamas regime and found an opportunity to “break out”
for a while?
that are known to bring in weapons more than “food” into Gaza (actually to be
true to the word, Islamists’ food is weapons and deadly tools and actions (a
point briefly mentioned by the BBC journalist, only in an argument that Israel’s
action don’t work).
“Palestinian” fake drama saturation.
penetrated into mainstream media.
I just saw CNN reporting without any qualms
that the “Palestinians” are running towards Egypt for food? “Because they are
starving”, and just how does CNN “know” the “Palestinians” are “starving”?
because the (biased bull
crappy) BBC said so, ad how does the BBC
know, because Hamas said so.
of course its long anti Israel racism, never do you see any attention to the
Israeli victims of Arabs who initiate all combats, in fact only “Palestinians”
seem ti be human enough to be played in the BBC thirst for “blood” &
excitement for “action” in that conflict, not only now can’t you find any
reports on Israeli frightened children and mothers from vicious “Palestinian”
attacks on them on a daily basis, but they are all noisy and awake at one day of
Israel’s action of blocking all but humanitarian supplies in that entity of
cruelty called Hamas-tan.
story there than the Israeli innocent victims of terror?
overwhelmingly guilty “Palestinians” finally run, turn away from their elected
Islamic Jihadists fascists and leave some space for some peace, for some
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?
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.”
History Upside Down The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli AggressionDAVID MEIR-LEVI
[Dec. 18, 2007]
In the United Nations, on university campuses, and among a growing number of our most prestigious Western newspapers, the historical record has been rewritten so thoroughly that Israel is seen as the worst of the oppressive Western occupiers of the Third World. So successful has this campaign been that Palestinian spinmeisters and their apologists have effectively declared that the Israelis, a people living in the shadow of the Holocaust, are themselves “Nazis.” How could this happen? How did unacceptable anti-Semitism morph into justifiable anti-Zionism, and odious Jew-hatred turn into a politically correct Israel-hatred?
In History Upside Down historian David Meir-Levi traces the ideological DNA behind Palestinian Nationalism and its ludicrous “alternative” histories, revealing how Nazi Fascism gave the Arab world’s amorphous hatred of the Jews an intellectual structure and how Soviet communism masked its genocidal intentions with the mantle of national liberation.
Meir-Levi then explodes the cornerstone myths that this movement created – myths that rationalize and celebrate decades of unremitting terror and genocidal ambitions, in effect turning the history of the Middle East upside down and inside out, making the victim the aggressor and the aggressor the victim.
History Upside-Down is the first wave in a counterattack against this Arab war on history. It rejects the idea that the basic situation in the Middle Easthas changed since the United Nations first established the Jewish state and the Palestinian state that would have stood alongside it. Sadly, argues Meir-Levi, the issue in the Middle East is today what it has been since the Muslim invasion in the seventh century: the Arabs’ hatred of the Jews.
Quiz yourself on the Arab [“Palestinian”] Israeli conflict
1) When was the Arab immigration to [the historic Jewish land of] Israel -“Palestine” boosted?
A When they wanted to see Jewish holy sites.
B When [anti French and anti British] Arab nationalism spread across the middle east.
2) What’s [Arab “Palestinian” highest “national” icon] Yasser Arafat’s country of origin?
A Israel [“Palestine”].
3) Why were there –initially– more Arab immigrants [“residents”] than Jewish immigrants (Arab majority)?
A Because Jews didn’t attempt to enter.
B Arabs were ‘invited” to come.
C Because the British restricted only Jewish immigration, to appease the Arabs * .
4) Why did (some) Arabs leave “Palestine” Israel in 1948?
A Because the Zionists “told” them to.
B Because the UN told them to.
5) What has been the term “Palestine” always referred to?
A a country.
B a flag.
C an area, always known to be historical Israel *.
6) What was Arabs’ reaction to UN’s partition plan for a two state solution and have their conduct since then ever been legal?
A they embraced the UN.
B they ignored and didn’t react at all.
C they refused, objected to the plan and illegally started attacking the newly reinstated state of Israel.
7) How many Jewish refugees were chased out from Arab Muslim countries after Israel was re-established?
C Between 800,000 & 900,000 *
8- When did Arabs, Muslims start attacking Jews in the holy land?
A In the 1940’s
B In the 1930’s
C In the 1920’s *.
9) Why did Arabs attack Jews so many years [even] prior to the re-establishment of Jews’ homeland?
A Because of losing sports games to the Jews.
B Because of the “occupation” by… the British…
10) What is synonymous with the Arab Muslim leader the Mufti?
B Peaceful religion.
C [Christian] Armenian genocide 1915, Hebron massacre 1929, pact with Adolf Hitler, Farhud massacre in Baghdad 1941, SS Bosnian Muslim brigade’s crimes on Serb Christians 1943 * .
11) What did/do Arabs call to any lost [armed] battle to the Zionists?
12) When did that so called “occupation” occur and why?
A In the 1948, during the war of independence.
B In the 1950’s, as part of an “expansion”.
C In the 1967 war when Israel decided it ‘had enough’ of constant Arab unprovoked attacks on its innocent citizens, the Goliath combined nations of Arabs, as always, lost the war to little tiny Israel – “David”, by all legal means it was not a “theft”.
13) Why did/does Israel continue to ‘hold’ the territories captured in 1967?
A Power hungry.
C 1) Historic rights, it was always pertaining to the Jews. 2) Because of security, buffer zone.
14) What has been Israelis’ experience in giving gestures to the Arabs so far?
A Arabs behave better.
B No change.
C Arabs, Muslims become more radical, more violent [example: Hamas rose right after the Gaza give away] as they see Israel’s kindness as weakness.
15) When did these Arabs, (mostly) sons and grandsons of immigrants start to call themselves as “Palestinians”?
A In the 1940’s.
B In the 1950’s.
C In the 1960’s.
16) What did/do all Arab-Muslim leaders & “fighters” openly plan to do to the Jews in their many wars?
A To occupy them.
B To oppress them.
C [To “throw them all into the sea”. or a modern version of:”wiping off map”, or “drinking the blood of the Jews” – aka] Genocide.
17) Who started to give equality for minorities, including voting rights for [Arab] women in the middle east?
18- Where in the middle east, does it exist a 100% complete freedom of speech, freedom of the press?
A “Palestinian” authority.
19) Do Arabs, Muslims participate in Israel’s pluralistic democracy, Are there Arabs in the Israeli democratic government?
A No, there is “apartheid”.
B No non-Zionists allowed.
20) In disputes between Arabs & Jews, Who does Israeli democratic court favor?
A The Israeli Jews.
B No preference.
21) At any tense time, who is barred from the Temple mount by the Israeli government?
A The Muslims.
B Both, the Jews and the Muslims.
22) What’s the “race” or “skin tone” of Israeli society?
C Cosmopolitan, multi-racial, Israel has all shades, races and colors, from the whitest of “white”, to the darkest of “black” and anything in between [including Vietnamese refugees and refugees of the genocide in Sudan by cruel racist Arab Janjaveeds].
23) What’s the nature of the state of Israel?
B Moderate religious.
C Secular democracy.
24) How many faiths, religions are active in Israel?
A Judaism only.
B Judaism & Christianity only.
C Cosmopolitan, there are 13 faiths being practiced in Israel’s democracy, including majority – Judaism, Christianity, 20% Islam, Bahai, etc.
25) Are there any Jews, or Jews allowed to reside in “Palestinian” controlled “Palestine”?
B yes, but in limited numbers.
C not at all, its what is called racist “Judenrein – Palestine”, AKA ethnic cleansed, only Arabs allowed. *
26) What’s the status of [the minority] Arab Christians’ rights and lives under “Palestinian” rule?
A Better than ever.
B No change.
27) Who is being treated in Israeli hospitals & at Israeli medical facilities?
A Jews and Arabs.
B Jews and Arabs & visitors.
C Jews and Arabs, including “Palestinian” Arabs, and international patients especially humanitarian treatment for some of underdeveloped countries.
28- Is [Israel’s army:] IDF’s work only protecting Israeli lives?
A it’s all about “occupation”.
B Protection but also “occupation”.
C mainly defending Israelis’ lives, but also providing humanitarian aid all over the world [includes Muslim countries that had natural disasters] *.
29) What are Islamic “Palestinians” plans with radical liberal westerners that act for their behalf or [at least] apologetic to their [so called] “cause”?
A Hugs & kisses.
B Gift cards.
30) Do [most] ultra orthodox religious Jews serve in Israeli army, and are their children also targets by “Palestinian” Muslim genocide bombings & other attacks?
A they are on the frontline of combat units.
B they serve in the army and bear arms like everybody else.
C they do NOT serve in the IDF, Yet, their children are as much a target by ‘Palestinian’ terrorists * .
31) When “Palestinians” talk about “occupation” what do they mean?
A Territories captured in the 1967 war.
B The arrests of terrorists.
C Israel ‘proper’ – Tel Aviv, Haifa, etc. *
32) What areas have been rattled by “Palestinian” Arabs violence?
A only “Palestinian” held areas.
B only Israeli areas.
33) Is the Jewish capital, biblical holy city of Jerusalem mentioned in the Muslim Quran?
A sure, as many times as it is mentioned in the Jewish/Christian Bible.
B at least once…
34) What’s the common denominator with oppressing, massacring Kurds, oppressing the Berbers, slavery, oppression and genocide in Sudan, Chad, Mauritania, Saddam’s war on the Persians, etc. and the Arab war on Israel?
A Arab unity.
B unrelated stories.
35) What’s the common denominator with bombings in New York, Bali Indonesia, Madrid Spain, London UK, Israel, India, Thailand, Paris France, Lebanon etc.?
A “Freedom fighting”.
B Unrelated stories.
C Islamic Jihad – intolerance for non Muslims. *
36) What’s the common denominator with oppressing minorities – dhimmis in the Islamic world, persecuting Christians [including by Islamic “Palestinians”], and other non Muslim minorities in the Islamic world, and radicals’ war on all non-Muslims or even on those ‘not Muslims enough’ [terror bombings on their own people like: in Iraq, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, etc.]?
A Muslim “victim-hood”.
B Unrelated stories.
37) Why did/do Arab Muslim leaders prevent Arab “Palestinians” advancing in life?
A Arab unity.
B Unrelated stories.
C It serves them as a “good” unifying [as there’s never really positive-unity in the Arab world] card & and a fabulous diversion whenever their population tries to cry out against the terrible oppression and crimes in the entire Arab Muslim world on their own people.
38- Why do Arab Muslim [“Palestinian” & Hezbollah] terrorists use their own women and children as human shields when carrying out shootings, and terror attacks?
A their children ask for it.
B They are “warrior heroes”.
C 1) (Cowardice) they know Israel is humane and is prevented from acting. 2) they hate their children in ‘Jihadi love’. 3) Because [it’s only] they [who] seek Arab women/children’s deaths to demonetize Israel *.
39) What are the statistic characteristics of casualties of the Arab Islamic Intifadas?
A both sides have lost mainly unarmed civilians
B most Arab deaths are non terrorists.
C Most of the casualties on the Israeli side are innocent unarmed civilians, whereas on the Arab “Palestinian” side most are armed [or assisting to] combatants.
40) What are checkpoints, and for what purpose do they exist?
A “Brutal Occupation”
B a garage that checks up your car.
C Security checking points that reviews passers by [a checkpoint in the airport should give you an idea], especially in areas known to be terror hubs.
41) Should some ambulances and some of those women that appear to be “pregnant” be checked up in known dangerous terror areas as well, and why?
A no, they are all “innocent Palestinians”.
B just ask them if they are terrorists…
42) Why did Arab Christians massacre Muslim “Palestinians” in Sabra Shatila in 1982?
A because they felt like it.
B because of Reagan, Sharon, the weather…
43) Was there ever [in history] such a state called “Palestine”, or Was there ever an Arab sovereign State in Israel/Palestine?
A Yes, sure, under the Ottoman empire.
B Yes, sure, under the British empire.
C No, Never!
44) Who has changed the Jewish area of Israel into “Palestine”?
A The Greeks.
B When the Dutch brutally enslaved the people of Congo.
C The Romans.
45) How many Arab states are there [already]?
46) Is there any difference between a Jordanian Arab, a “Palestinian” Arab and an Israeli Arab [both residents of different sides of the defense barrier-wall]?
A Sure, in the skin tone.
B Sure, in the [so called] “culture”.
C Not at all.
47) Are the Arabs, the “native indigenous” people of the countries such as: Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, etc.?
A Yes, they were there for thousands of years…
B Most of them are indigenous.
C No, the indigenous are the Berbers in N. Africa, and the Nubians in Egypt…
48- Who’s famously quoted as saying: “Next to the Jews we hate the [Arab-] Palestinians the most”?
B KKK leader.
C most powerful Arab, king Fahd.
49) Does the Islamic [Hitler] Ahmadinejad of Iran have any “borders and territorial” issues with Israel & Is he genuinely confused about the Holocaust [though Iranians know all too well the massive influx of survivors that have escaped it and entered seeking asylum in Iran]?
A sure, Iran borders with Israel…
B he “aches’ for the Arab “Palestinians”, though he oppresses, persecutes [all the minorities in Iran, Azeris, Kurds, Turkomans, Baluchis, Baha’i, and kills Ahwazi] Arabs.
C he is an example of pure Islamic bigotry.
50) A word, an image a story out of a “Palestinian” source is…?
B like any other source.
C never credible, very possibly to be turned out to be another edited image [Pallywod] *.
51) Is there ever a balanced report in [any of] the Arab media as in Israeli media that shows always a variety of opinions?
A there’s always Israel’s view presented as well.
B both sides are presented equally.
C nothing but the Arab view exclusively is presented, always.
52) The Arab street gets angered by…?
A what Israel does.
B what Israel does not.
C what and how the Arab media reports, it incites, inflates emotions, often via graphic photos of dead Arabs, without explaining that it is for the most part due to terrorists’ cynical tactics.
53) When you see the US, white house foreign policy so pro “Palestinian” by Bush, like pushing only the Israeli side to give concessions of their own vital land for security, and releasing more dangerous terrorists, What goes through your mind?
A “Zionist lobby”.
B Chinese lobby.
C Appeasing the giant [Arab lobby] Islamic: Saudi, Gulf states, Arabian oil tycoons.
54) When you see the past & present constant obsession by the UN with all kind of [obscure and] bigoted heavy-handed “resolutions” on Israel, Israel being so horrifically demonetize in the international press, the racist boycotting campaigns, etc. What goes through your mind?
A “Israeli lobby”.
B Pharmaceutical lobby.
C The Goliath Islamo Arab [lobby mafia] power, control, grip on the world, via intimidations, and terrorizing international organizations and country leaders, the factor of ‘angry violent Arab street’ in Europe, using Arab world’s market, and oil as ‘weapons’ as well.
55) Who pulls the strings in major US’ foreign policy like on: Iraq, and on [Islamic oppressive republic of] Iran?
A “Christian lobby”.
B “Kurdish lobby”.
C Arab Gulf States.
56) Are there any Arabs, Muslims countries recipients of US foreign aid?
A no, only Israel gets aid
B everyone gets aid.
C Islamic Pakistan, Arab Egypt and Arab Jordan receive billions of dollars in aids, recently, the Arab “Palestinians” get aid as well.
57) What was the first things “Palestinian” Islamic Hamas & its supporters did when winning Gaza [after super kind Israel gave the violent “Palestinians” the gift of Gaza land]?
A offering an olive branch.
B changed its fascist charter.
58- What do Hamas & Hezbollah want/seek?
A nice villa with a view of the ocean.
B sports cars.
C ethnic cleansing of Jews, suppressing or eliminating all non-Muslims [especially Christians], establishing an Islamic oppressive theocracy, ultimately Hamas’ goal is: Global Domination – Islamic repressive Caliphate. *
59) What portion of the ‘Palestinian’ population in Gaza is behind the genocidal Hamas?
A a third.
B a half.
C an overwhelming majority.
60) Is the support for massacres, racism of denying Israel’s right to exist & genocide bombings only by a minority among ‘Palestinian” Arabs?
A by a tiny fringy minority, (most “Palestinians” are “innocent”).
B by a considerable minority.
61) Is “Palestinian” leadership of “moderate” Fatah free of extremism, terrorism?
A it’s truly moderate.
B it’s somehow moderate.
C PA official media & education network is still glorifying mass murder as “martyrs heroes”, encourages ethnic cleansing, Abass [Abu Mazen] is a racist Holocaust “denier”, Fatah still has the murderous ‘Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade’ terror group under its wings
62) Who’s at fault for Arab “Palestinian” misery?
A the “Zionists”.
B the west.
C 1) Their mainstream that has always selected self destructive choices, terrible corruptive leaders over change, war over peace, more extremism over positive respond to Israel’s peaceful gestures, “indulgence” in the Jihad death cult over advancement, and twisted around teachings over real education. 2) The Arab leaders that have been preventing any improvement, to continue to use them as a football against Israel.
63) What is the average “Palestinian” Muslim child being taught to aspire to be?
A a doctor.
B an actor.
C a mass murderer “martyr”.
64) How loving are [so many] “Palestinian” mothers for their children?
A just like any other mother in the world.
B more than any other mother.
C instilling venomous hate into their children, pushing them to the suicidal cult, to be used as human bombs & willing to sell them to the devil of Islamic Jihadi martyrdom [often for monetary payment from oil rich Arabs], “Peace will come when the Arabs start loving their children more than they hate us”, Golda Meir.
65) Who indoctrinates its children to fascist hatred and to view others as animals [apes & pigs]?
A the Quakers.
B the Amish.
C the “Palestinians” & other Islamic clerics.
66) What’s Israel’s fighting for?
A just land.
C survival against Genocide!
If your answers were not ‘C’, please start over again…
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Arab racism must go
There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings
Jackie Levy Published: 12.03.07,
Despite all the ceremonial declarations uttered in Annapolis, my attention was drawn to a small story about the organizers tasked with planning the seating arrangements. As those were peace talks, and as all of us want peace, the organizers were warned about the need to ensure that no Syrian or Saudi official unintentionally encounters some Zionist pest.
This was indeed a large venue, but still, people (just like monkeys) sometimes have to go to the bathroom or wash their hands. In short, they may have to pass through a narrow corridor where, you never know, you may encounter one of those – well, here the speaker is supposed to venomously utter the word: “Zionist.”
Syria’s motives for attending the conference were quite clear. They came to score points and extricate themselves, as much as is possible, out of the axis of evil. In short, they came because of Syrian issues – all the rest didn’t quite interest them, and it was not easy for them as it is. But to bump into an Israeli?! A Jew! Face to face, with no Condoleezza or a sea of officials around. Just you and I. Now that’s way too much, being forced to exchange glances or even mumble something. This is where we draw the line.
After all, Arabs are honorable people, and the Israelis, on top of all the other trouble, have this bad habit of using such incidents in order to suddenly show friendliness, utter some kind of silly joke, and then tell everyone about it. Years after Annapolis, some Israeli minister or advisor could write in his memoirs how he made a quick comment to the Syrian official about the crappy American coffee, and yes, he thinks he saw a hint of a smile on the Syrian’s face – for a moment there, the Israeli will say, we were able to overcome the raging conflict and just be two men, Khaled and I, yearning for some good coffee.
The end of the story is that it was not easy at all to arrange the chairs. Sophisticated algorithms were utilized and multifaceted maneuvers previously only known in Astronomy were used, so that under no circumstances would an Arab and a Jew come in contact or some share kind of proximity that could hurt the feelings of the nation.
Our enemies are racist
Simply put, our enemies, among other things, are quite racist. As opposed to some stigmas, it turns out that arrogance is not an Israeli monopoly. It’s amazing how the Arab world managed to convince the West that the racist hatred is merely legitimate religious sensitivity that must be taken into consideration.
We should also take a moment to consider the fact that for us these things always sound like a silly joke. We treat it the same way we ridicule the Arab refusal to compete against Israeli athletes. None of us, with the exception of the margins of the far Right, have a problem meeting an Arab, shaking his hand, or showing sympathy for him.
The thing is, on their side it’s an absolutely serious matter. It’s hard to believe that anyone in the Arab media was joking about the seating arrangements.
For years we’ve been reprimanding ourselves over our attitude to Arabs and our racist jokes. Yet while we were busy reprimanding, we almost failed to notice that something changed around here. When was the last time you heard a derogatory term like “towel head” being used seriously, without any sarcasm? When was the last time an Israeli film featured an Arab character that was less than divine?
Meanwhile, the exact opposite is happening on the other side. And no, we’re not talking about a minor issue. Even if all the roadblocks will be removed, there will be no peace around here as long as Muslim Arabs don’t view Jews as human beings.