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“Palestinian” Arabs first class inside Israel – PA Arab Squatters Remain on Jerusalem Property

November 16, 2007

“Palestinian” Arabs first class inside Israel – PA Arab Squatters Remain on Jerusalem Property

PA Arab Squatters Remain on Jerusalem Property
6 Kislev 5768, 16 November 07 11:38by Ezra HaLevi(IsraelNN.com) Yitzchak Herskovitz, in his eighties, continues to battle Arab squatters in the courts as yet another eviction was postponed Sunday.

Herskovitz has been in the courts for fifteen years against a clan of PA Arabs who are squatting on a property he owns just below the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat HaMatos, near Beit Tzefafa. Even after multiple rulings in his favor, the return of his property had been repeatedly delayed and called into question.

“The government and courts are responsible for protecting the property rights of their citizens, but they are not doing so.” Herskovitz told Arutz-7. “I do not believe a person can fathom the pain of what this trespassing does to me.”

Earlier this year, on July 2, Herskovitz was given a court order to evict the squatters. At first, the police demanded that he pay for a large number of officers to enforce the order in the face of expected violence. After he paid the sum and dozens of Jewish volunteers showed up to assist in reclaiming the property, police said an injunction had postponed the order due to a legal technicality the Arabs’ lawyer brought to court at the last moment.

Arutz-7’s coverage of the story led to the Knesset Law Committee’s adjustment of the law requiring private citizens to pay the police to enforce a court order, but the eviction has yet to take place.

A new date was eventually set, with Jerusalem District Court Judge Noam Solberg demanding that the Arabs’ lawyer, Mohammad Dahleh, sign an agreement that he would cease the use of delay tactics.

The date was then delayed once more due to a police policy not to carry out evictions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The new eviction date was finally set for Sunday, November 11, but was again postponed at the last minute – due to yet another loophole found by Dahleh, who had refused to sign the agreement presented by the Judge.

“It was proven without a doubt, with a preponderance of evidence that the Salah clan invaded the Givat HaMatos and Beit Tzefafa area by way of Bethlehem,” Herskovitz says. “It is with a strong desire to seek a peaceful solution to this dilemma that I go to court. Others, I believe, would have taken the law in their own hands.”

Not Only in House Illegally, But Jerusalem Too
The Salah clan, which is squatting in the residence, is not only residing in Herskovitz’s property illegally, but in Jerusalem altogether in contravention of the law. The clan resided in the PA village of Tamra south of Jerusalem until they were forced to leave by the village elders due to criminal activity.

Herskovitz recently made several trips to the relevant Judea and Samaria police and Civil Administration authorities to ascertain whether they had the documents required to enter pre-1967 Israel from PA-controlled areas. He found out that they have no such permission and are in Jerusalem illegally.

Herskovitz alleges that the police know this and refuse to take action against the clan.

He is now demanding that the police file a criminal suit against the squatters. “Even when I win this current case, they will not be punished for their actions,” he says, “because it is a civil trespass suit, whereas their actions are criminal. Their actions are more than mere squatting or trespassing, but their presentation of false documents in court proves their intent is criminal. I believe the State of Israel should give them alternate housing – in jail – so that others will know that trespassers are indeed punished.”

Herskovitz says activists have the ability to influence the police to enforce the law, suggesting Minister of Public Security Avi Dichter be contacted…

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/SendMail.aspx?print=print&type=0&item=124251

 

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Egyptian Journalist: ‘Arabs Don’t Need Land, They Need Tolerance’

November 2, 2007

http://iris.org.il/blog/exit.php?url_id=55308&entry_id=2565

Egyptian Journalist: ‘Arabs Don’t Need Land, They Need Tolerance’

Those unfamiliar with Nonie Darwish should be sure to read this:

-Nonie Darwish was born in Cairo, and in the early 1950s moved with her family to Egyptian-occupied Gaza, where her father, Lt.-Gen. Mustafa Hafez, was appointed by President Gamal Abdel Nasser to command Egyptian army intelligence. Hafez founded the Palestinian fedayeen units that launched terrorist raids across Israel’s southern border. Between 1951 and 1956, the fedayeen killed 400 Israelis. In 1978 Darwish moved to the U.S. During a recent visit to Jerusalem, she said in an interview:

-“Israel really brings hope to the region. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that allows religious freedom. Even though it is the tiniest country in the region, it is not afraid to allow Muslims to have mosques to pray in; it is not afraid to allow Christians all these freedoms. It is really a credit to Judaism that it doesn’t have the possessiveness Islam has. You know, it’s amazing, with all the land the Muslims have, and all the wealth from oil, and all the armies, that no Arab country is secure in its existence. Why else would 1.2 billion Muslims feel threatened by five million Jews? It says a lot. And I’ve learned that the fear and hate are by design – of Islam’s religious educators, its political leadership and its intellectuals. Hatred for Israel is part of how the Arab world operates. They need an enemy.”

-“Islamists are blinded by envy and can’t understand Israel’s success. They say it must be due to conspiracy and not merit….They have forgotten that Jewish success is due to a culture that promotes excellence and is blessed with self-discipline, education, dedication and a drive to leave this world a better place. There is no conspiracy there! If Arabs want to compete with Jews, let them do it in the realm of innovation and education, and not by terrorizing and eliminating the opposition. Arab mistakes are blamed on Israel, the West, past injustice or colonialism. Looking at a map of Israel in relationship to the Arab world tells us that Arabs don’t need land; they need tolerance.”

-“America’s defense of the Muslims against the Serbs, the Afghani Muslims against the Soviet Union, feeding Somali Muslims starved by their own leadership, received no credit in the Muslim world. In fact, the results are just the opposite; the more we try to help stabilize the region, the more we are despised. Muslims do not want to be rescued by infidels. This is a proud culture that is easily shamed by feelings of dependency on non-Muslims.”

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Info & Sites on the Arab Israeli conflict

March 23, 2007

 BOOKS

From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict
by Joan Peters

Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
By Mitchell G. Bard

The Fight for Jerusalem
By Dore Gold

The Case for Israel
by Alan M. Dershowitz

BASIC FACTS

Myths & Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/myths/mftoc.html

Frequently Asked Questions About Israel
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0ken0

Fact and Fantasy in the Holy Land
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~samuel

Arab-Israeli conflict – Basic facts
http://www.science.co.il/Arab-Israeli-conflict.asp

History, maps & facts
http://palestinefacts.org

The Peace FAQ:  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Peace
http://www.peacefaq.com 

Concept wizard info, Visual information about the Middle East conflict
http://www.conceptwizard.com/info.html

Israel Size Comparison Maps
http://www.iris.org.il/sizemaps.htm

A History of Terrorism in Israel (since the 1920’s)
http://lindasog.com/public/terrorvictims.htm

MEI- Middle East regimes and Terrorism
http://www.middle-east-info.org

IHC Historical Facts
http://www.infoisrael.net/cgi-local/xmlpath.pl?id=3

FURTHER SITES

Update on victims – All4israel
http://all4israel.org/

“Palestinian” Media Watch (What they say, teach, do)
http://pmw.org.il

One Jerusalem
http://www.onejerusalem.org/

Coalition against terrorism
http://www.cat2002.org/

Think Israel
http://www.think-israel.org

Factsandlogic
http://www.factsandlogic.org

rotter
http://rotter.net/israel

Israel’s War Against ‘Palestinian’ Terror
http://www.israel-wat.com/parent_eng.htm

Awsome Seminars
http://www.awesomeseminars.com

Israel ‘Palestine’  – 101
http://lightonthings.blogspot.com/2006/04/israel-palestine-101.html

Arabs For Israel
http://www.arabsforisrael.com

LIES!
http://www.geocities.com/palestiniansarelies

The Gem http://geocities.com/israelthegem

Mideast GALLERY http://geocities.com/truthwilldominate

Amin Al Husseini – The Grand Mufti and father of today’s jihad
http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/AminAlHusseini.htm

In November 1941, the Mufti met with Hitler, who told him the Jews were his foremost enemy. The Nazi dictator rebuffed the Mufti’s requests for a declaration in support of the Arabs, however, telling him the time was not right. The Mufti offered Hitler his “thanks for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches….The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely….the Jews….” Hitler replied.
The Mufti and the Fuhrer
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html

1941 The Farhud, the Mufti inspired Krystallnacht in Iraq
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/farhud.html 

In 1948, nearly 900,000 Jews – indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa – lived in what are now known as the “Arab States.” ~ Today, 99% of these indigenous Jewish communities no longer exist. ~ Arab governments forced us to leave, confiscated our personal and communal property and stripped us of our citizenships.
Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa http://jimena.org

MEMRI: Middle East Media Research Institute (translating Arab media)
http://www.memri.org

BASIC ARTICLES

Twenty facts about Israel and the Middle East
http://israelinsider.com/views/articles/views_0401.htm

Arab terrorism came before the (so called) “occupation”
http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0ldc0

There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that isn’t Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7268

The Case for Israel
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13590

Israel’s morality
http://www.aynrand.org/israel

Are the Palestinians a separate and unique people, different from the other Arabs? When did the notion arise – of the Palestinians as a separate Arab people?
http://www.peacefaq.com/palestinians.html#rethep

Why Israel Is The Victim And The Arabs Are The Indefensible Aggressors In the Middle East
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4454

Who caused the Arab “refugee” problem? Refugee: Arab leaders told us to flee Israel in 1948
http://www.pmw.org.il/LatestBulletins.htm#b300506

Israel’s moral right toexist
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/middleeast/Israels_Moral_Right_to_its_Life.asp

Israel’s Right to Exist Questioned, Anti-Zionism or Anti-Semitism?
http://www.peacewithrealism.org/antizi05.htm

Israel and the Palestinians: no moral contest
http://www.likud.nl/press50.html

Gamla
http://gamla.org.il/english/index.htm
 
How Strong Is the Arab Claim to Palestine?
http://www.tampabayprimer.org/index.cfm?action=articles&drill=viewArt&art=1255
 
The Arabs in the Holy Land – Natives or Aliens?
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html

THE NEXT SCREWING, There are two causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The first is Arab racism, which rejects any presence that is not Arab in its neighborhood; the second is Islamic intolerance which leads to the same rejection http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=7268

“Flaubert’s Observations of Jerusalem and the Jews Living There [1850]”
http://ziontruth.blogspot.com/2006/08/flauberts-observations-of-jerusalem.html
 
Israel Has A Moral Right To Its Life Why reason and justice are on Israel’s side
http://www.therefinersfire.org/israel_defends_itself.htm

Israel’s Moral Legitimacy
http://www.netanyahu.org/ismorleg.html

British National Archives unveil presence of Nazi S.S. agents in Mandatory Palestine, working closely with Palestinian leaders. Historical documents in Britain’s National Archives in London show
[Nazis shipped arms to Palestinians
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3248081,00.html

When being anti-Israel is anti-Semitic
http://students.washington.edu/israeluw/info-anti.html

The Hebron Massacre of 1929 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/hebron29.html

March 2006 – 120 Years to first of Arabs’ attack on Jews in “palestine” Israel, Petach Tikva 1886
http://haveitclearly.blogspot.com/2006/04/120-years-to-first-of-arabs-attack-on.html

As grand mufti, al Husseini presided as the Imam of the Al Aqsa mosque in … 1929. Hebron Massacre. Amin Al-Husseini organizes more riots in Palestine.
From Al Husseini to Hitler :Radical Islam and the Nazi connection
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2543
 
Israel’s struggle for Good VS Evil
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/israel_the_struggle_for_good_vs_evil/index.html

Munich & morality tale of good vs. evil
http://www.think-israel.org/wright.munich.html

The Jews took no one’s land http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27338
 
Arabs Recognized Israel – 1919
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/print.php3?what=article&id=1726

HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS PRIOR TO CONFLICT

The vast majority of travelogues and historical accounts of the Middle east describe this area as barren- that does not mean UN -populated- it does mean UNDER populated. Alexander Keith, recalling Volney’s 1785 description (quoted above) fifty years later, commented: “In his day [Volney’s] the land had not fully reached its last degree of desolation and depopulation.” (The Land of Israel).

Other travelers and pilgrims recorded similar reports of the dreary state of the Land around the middle of the nineteenth century. Here are just a few examples:

Alphonse de Lamartine, in 1835: “…a complete eternal silence reigns in the town, on the highways, in the country … the tomb of a whole people” (Recollections of the East, Vol. I, p. 308).

A contemporary German encyclopedia (Brockhaus, “Allegmeine deutsche Real- Encyklopaidie”, Vol. VIII, p. 206, Leipzig, 1827) calls Palestine “desolate and roamed through by Arab robber-bands.”

In 1849, the American W. F. Lynch described the desertion of Palestinian villages “caused by the frequent forays of the wandering Bedouin” (Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea, p. 489).

And again H. B. Tristram, in 1865: “… both in the north and south (of the Sharon plain), land is going out of cultivvation, and whole villages ar rapidly disappearing from the face of the earth. Since the year 1838, no less than 20 villages have been thus erased from the map (by the Bedouin) and the stationary population extirpated” (p. 490).

Mark Twain, ‘Innocents Abroad’ 1867:

“”Desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse … We reached Tabor safely … We never saw a human being on the whole route” (p. 451, 480); “There is not a solitary village throughout its (the Jezreel Valley’s) whole extent – not for thirty miles in either direction. There are two or three small clusters of Bedouin tents but not a single permanent habitation. One may ride ten miles, hereabouts, and not see ten human beings” (p. 448); “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren … the valleys are unsightly deserts… It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land… Palestine is desolate and unlovely… Palestine is no more of this workday world. It is sacred to poetry and tradition – it is dreamland” (pp. 564, 567).

Referring to the same era, the Christian historian James Parkes writes in Whose Land?: “Peasant and Bedouin alike have contributed to the ruin of the countryside on which both depend for a livelihood… In spite of the immense fertility of the soil, it is probable that in the first half of the nineteenth century the population sank to the lowest level it had ever known in historic times.”

In 1738, the land was described by the English archeologist Thomas Shaw as “lacking in people to till its fertile soil” (Travels and Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant). The French historian Conte Constantine Francois Volney writes:

“The peasants are incessantly making inroads on each other’s lands, destroying their corn, durra, sesame and olive-trees, and carrying off their sheep, goats and camels. The Turks, who are everywhere negligent in repressing similar disorders, are attentive to them here, since their authority is very precarious. The Bedouin, whose camps occupy the level country, are continually at open hostility Alexander Keith, recalling Volney’s 1785 description (quoted above) fifty years later, commented: “In his day [Volney’s] tthe land had not fully reache its last degree of desolation and depopulation.” (The Land of Israel).

Other travelers and pilgrims recorded similar reports of the dreary state of the Land around the middle of the nineteenth century. Here are just a few examples:

Alphonse de Lamartine, in 1835: “…a complete eternal silence reigns in the town, on the highways, in the country … the tomb of a whole people” (Recollections of the East, Vol. I, p. 308).

A contemporary German encyclopedia (Brockhaus, “Allegmeine deutsche Real- Encyklopaidie”, Vol. VIII, p. 206, Leipzig, 1827) calls Palestine “desolate and roamed through by Arab robber-bands.”

In 1849, the American W. F. Lynch described the desertion of Palestinian villages “caused by the frequent forays of the wandering Bedouin” (Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea, p. 489).

And again H. B. Tristram, in 1865: “… both in the north and south (of the Sharon plain), land is going out of cultivvation, and whole villages ar rapidly disappearing from the face of the earth. Since the year 1838, no less than 20 villages have been thus erased from the map (by the Bedouin) and the stationary population extirpated” (p. 490).

Mark Twain, ‘Innocents Abroad’ 1867:

“”Desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse … We reached Tabor safely … We never saw a human being on the whole route” (p. 451, 480); “There is not a solitary village throughout its (the Jezreel Valley’s) whole extent – not for thirty miles in either direction. There are two or three small clusters of Bedouin tents but not a single permanent habitation. One may ride ten miles, hereabouts, and not see ten human beings” (p. 448); “Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren … the valleys are unsightly deserts… It is a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land… Palestine is desolate and unlovely… Palestine is no more of this workday world. It is sacred to poetry and tradition – it is dreamland” (pp. 564, 567).