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A Bird’s eye look at the historic ‘Israeli – Arab conflict’ towards Annapolis 2007

November 30, 2007

A Bird’s eye look at the historic ‘Israeli – Arab conflict’ towards Annapolis 2007

 

Around 2,000 years ago, 70 AD, the Romans that have conquered Israel, the Jewish people, the Jewish land, (after killing Jesus) destroy Jews’ second temple, massacre hundreds of thousands following a revolt against Rome’s oppression and prohibition on practicing Judaism, mass torture and a complete suffocating siege on Jerusalem [an armed rebellion, one which was disapproved by the rabbis & by any religious leaders], they expell the majority of Jews out of the land [as was expected ahead of time, throught the Jewish prophets, because God expects from his people – the Jews much more than from other nations (Amos 3:2), still, the cruel Romans “carried” out the evil deeds].

The Romans have also renamed Israel as ‘Palestina’. The land however was mostly deserted and mainly survived by some Jews who still lived there.

Many years later, at the beginning of the 600’s,  an Arab named Muhammad will create a new religion called Islam, he will massacre the Jews of Madina for not following him, lead attacks first on Arabs themselves and on all who has not accepted him, this battle on non-Muslims still continues on today, he will later on also claim that he had a dream that he was in the Jewish city of Israel: Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, in Christianity, Jews’ refusal to change their religion to which [Jewish born] Jesus came up with caused resentment among Christians, and hatred brought the belief that it was the Jews who “caused” Jesus to die, then this fanatical religious hatred even gave birth to all kind of imaginary “theories”, stereotypes blatant lies and libels, persecution, mass murder, etc.

Later on in persecuting the Jews in Europe, they were expelled time and time again (often called to return after being expelled, for their urgent need of Jews’ talent, intelligence and seriousness in life – vital for Europeans economy).
Many European haters have called upon them to return to their homeland Israel.

This traditional hatred was used by Adolf Hitler in his delusional “Aryan” supremacy to use Christians who still hold that hatred, against the Jews he was so obsessed with in his animosity, as he came up with most criminal idea ever known to mankind [Though, already in biblical times, between the first and second Jewish temples, it was the WICKED Haman who planned total extermination, genocide, as stated in the holy book of Esther, where Hebrews / Israelites were already referred to as JEWS], so far as implementing a ‘final solution’, aka, to exterminate all Jews (no matter if they are religious, or not, communists or not, Zionists or not, secular, atheists, Jews with no ideology at all, men, women, children, babies, all were doomed by the infamous criminal number one in history, that has caused a total of around 50 million deaths, whereas at least 6,000,000 were Jews, murdered for no other reason then for pertaining to one particular root, being, simply, Jews).

Muslims fight Christians for decades, long and bloody battles.

The Turks had a stronghold on the holy-land after defeating the Christians.
Jews were generally not persecuted under the Turkish Ottoman rule in Israel “Palestine”.
In the late 1800’s Jewish immigrants and Arab immigrants, both rose to a new level, as Zionists started to cultivate the land, in the early 1900’s under the British colonialism & occupation, Jews were restricted in entry to their historic land but Arabs were not, a vicious rule that has continued during and after Hitler’s holocaust, when poor Jewish victims tried to escape], this imbalance “policy” by the British which was pushed by the Arabs out of racism and bigotry to “others”, has “made” the Arabs a majority for a while.

One of the main Arab racist & Islamic fascist agitators was Haj Amin Al Husseini the infamous ‘Mufti’, he was behind such massacres as in Hebron 1929 where innocent unarmed Jewish were sloughtered by Arabs Muslims, he was also behind the 1941 ‘Farhud’ pogrom on the Jews of Baghdad. Priot to attacking the Jews, he participated in the Islamic genocide on Armenian Christians in 1915, where 1.5 million were murdered.

He was the one Arab (though not “Aryan”) leader that made a pact with Hitler and led a Bosnian Muslim division of the SS to carry out atrocities against the Serb Christians and against Jews.

The United Nations founded post WW 2, after 2,000 years of persecuting the Jews and so many millions murdered [before the six millions murdered by Germany’s nazis, all throughout history in Europe there were countless victims], gave “permission” to the Jews to re-establish their homeland Israel, along side an Arab state, basically a two states solution.

The Jews agreed, all they wanted past and present, is to ‘live and let live’, but the Arabs refused, the bigots wanted all of the land for themselves.

1948 Israel is re-established, ALL Arab nations vow to destroy Israel, declare war on this little newborn state, Arab leaders vouch for genocide! to “Throw the Jews into the Sea”.

Arab leaders call upon Arabs residing in Israel-“Palestine” to evacuate their homes for a while until “mission — of throwing into the sea– is accomplished”.

Tiny Israel heroically defends itself and thwarts gigantic Arabs’ attacks.

A phenomenon of “Arab refugees” is born, but also a larger refugees population, that from the Arab on Jews, between 800,000 & 900,000 Jews are expelled from Arab Muslim countries: Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, etc.
Their land, properties confiscated.

The contrast however how Jews dealt with Jewish refugees and how Arabs have dealt with Arab refugees is huge, Jews are completely absorbed into Israel, Arabs have rejected the Arab refugees, keeping them down, and using them as a foot ball against Israel.
As the Saudi Arab king Fahd said: “Next to the Jews, we hate the ‘Palestinians’ the most”.

Arabs terrorize Jews, attacking the innocent, as Arab terror intensifies & Arab leaders threaten again and again to annihilate the Jews, the 1967 war breaks out, Israel that had enough, succesfully conquers some Egyptian land and more land pertaining to Israel – historically and Biblically but not granted by the UN, though the Arabs illegally defied the UN in rejecting Israel and UN’s two states solution.

The balance of world’s powers plays out in the middle east, USSR supports and arms the Arabs, US is on Israel, [the surviving David vs Goliath] side.

The local Arabs [which most of their parents or grandparents have immigrated to the holy land] start to call themselves as “Palestinians” (PS no connection to “Philistines” who were NOT Arabs nor spoke Arabic, and are all gone, absolutely nothing remained from them).

Continued Arabs’ attacks targeting unarmd civilians, rose in the 1970, such as the massacres of school children in Avivim, Maalot and other attacks, more famous in the 1972 massacre of Israeli Athletes in Munich by the Egyptian born: Yasser Arafat, the leader (somehow…) of the Arab “Palestinians”.

He is in Jordan and as a trouble maker creates the “Palestinian” intifada attack on Jordan’s government, 1970 – ‘Black September’, but Jordan quickly oppresses even more the “Palestinians”, kills many, makes mass arrests, in 1971 the PLO is expelled.

He finds a safe heaven in Syrian’s occupied Lebanon, he adds more destruction to the already tense relations between Christians & Muslims in that country.

He Islamizes the Christian Bethlehem, oppresses Christian Arabs in general.

In 1973 Israel is again attacked by Arab nations, mainly by Egypt and Syria, a delicate date is chosen, the cruel Saadat and his advisers chose Yom Kippur a Jewish fast day, the vicious Arabs chose the time of day, towards the end of the day (before breaking the fast).

The attack was in a surprise, many were killed, although Israel managed to win the war (as all wars), still the Arabs saw it as “victory”, as a blood thirst cult, for the simple reason that many ‘Jews were killed’.

In 1976, amidst civil war between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon, the Muslim “Palestinians”, PLO – Arafat, and the Syrians carry out the massacre of Christians in Damour, this was the reason for Christian Arabs massacring “Palestinians” in Sabra Shatila in 1982.

1978-1979, Israel’s leader Menachem Begin & Egypt’s Anuar Sadaat break a peace agreement in which Israel shall give back the land conquered in 1967, Sinai that is [which so it did], and the Arabs give nothing, just a “promise” not to attack, and so a cold peace comes in place between Israel – Egypt.
Syria refuses to ‘sit down for any peace negotiations’ and leads many in the Arab world against Egypt & its more moderate stand.

Goliath Arabs using it’s oil power, intimidate nations to be against Israel in boycotts, and in the United Nations.
Basically hijacking the UN for the Arabist agenda, of bashing Israel no matter what it does.
This Arab control worldide intensifies as the years pass by and expands into all international bodies.

On another front, in Iran, the Shah rules, he is an ally of the United States but he is not exactly a democratic leader, US presidemt (called by so many the worstt ex president) Jimmy Carter pushes pressure on Iran.
In 1979 a revolution happens, not what the US wanted nior what most in the world have wish for, an Islamic revolution, a militant Islam, a Shiite extremism, headed by the Ayatollah Hummeini.

Immediately, the American embassy is hijacked, the workers kidnapped for 444 days, until US has a bettr leader, a courageous Ronald Reagan.

Iranian Satanic Mullahs declare that the United States is the “big Satan” and Israel is the “little Satan’.

Millions of Iranians are oppressed under Islamic Republic, standing out even in the “usual’ Islamic dictatorships standards.
Asides from killing of minorities such as Ahwazi, Kurds, Druze, which even information is so scarce out of that jail house known as state of Iran.

They are behind creating, training and arming the Islamic Hezbullah in Lebanon, the ‘Party of Allah’, whose goal is creating a militant Islamic Shia theocracy in Lebanon with [no Christians or any non Muslims’ in Lebanon, and ultimately in the entire middle east including “liberating Jerusalem” as they call it], Hezbollah carried out terror attack such as on US marine barricades in Lebanon in 1983, the US was stationed there to keep peace between Christians & Muslims figting civil war.

Israel, its civilians being attacked by Arafat’s terrorists – based in Lebanon (as a practical ‘Palestinian’ army there), enters that country in 1982 to root them out, at first is received by local Arabs, Muslims with candies and flowers, as most Lebanese want the “Palestinian” troublemakers out, but the operation ‘Peace for the Gallilee’, turns into a long and bloody war, all while Syria still occupies Lebanon, PLO & [Iran’s & Syria’s backed] Hezbollah causes many deaths among all sides.
The main base of Arafat’s terrorists infrastructure.

Yasser Arafat declares two “intifadas” (1987 & 2000), bloody violence on Israel’s unarmed men. women and children, targeting the most crwoded places, in a clear attempt to cause as many civilinas deaths’ as possible = Genocide bombings.
“Palestinian” mainstream and official media in demonizing Jews, in glorifying mass murder and “martyrdom” is full force, the death cult of camps for children to be ‘human bombs’ is greased by Saudi Arab oil with large payments for every parent that sends its kid to die via killing many innocent Israelis.
In order to create public sympathy, the Arab Muslim “Palestinians” make sure the kids are pushed on the front lines, often with “stones”, to cover for adult terrorists with machine guns.
The tactics of using kids as human shields by “Palestinian” terrorists proved to be effected, as the global media rarely puts the blame on the Arab adults and leaders and not on Israel trying to defend, to survive.

Israel complies with UN’s resolution for Israel to leave Lebanon and for the Hezbollah’s army to dissolve, Israel exists bit the Hezbillah remains armed. In 2000, the most powerful Christian leader, the Pope has issues the Church’s formal apology to the Jews of the 2,000 years of constant persecution and bloodhsed. September 11, 2001, the Islamic attack that butchered 3,000 innocent people in the United States of America, reinforced the recognition of radical Islam’s war on the west, their ‘plan’ for a global repressive Islamic empire (recognized even by left wingers such as Barack Obama in 2007). So was the continuous Islamic massacres, including the one in Bali 2002 on Australian youths.

2005, Israel gives a big gift for Arab “Palestinians”, sacrificing a huge steak, giving away of it’s vital borderline own land, the Gaza strip.

The Arab “Palestinians” react very traditionally, the more you give them the more they get radicalized, they vote — overwhelmingly — for the Islamic Jihad party of Hamas, who does not “recognize” Israel, vouch for it’s destruction and its members promise to “drink Jews’ blood”.

The Hamas-tan Islamic Apartheid creates more Islamization, persecuting Christians, often threatening individuals to “change” their faith, practice.

“Palestinians” via Hamas express more publicly their “plan” of Islamic world repressive domination [Caliphate].

The civil war between Hamas & Fatah (who’s still has under its wings the terror group ‘Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade’, but Hamas is still more on the extreme with it’s genocide aims), intensifies in 2006 – 2007

2006 Iran & Syria decide to send it’s Hezbollah Islamic army to attack Israel, a war breaks out, Israel hits Hezbollah which uses ‘Palestinian’ tactics of human shields to cause as many Arab kids’ deaths possible, in order to create a media shift in the Arab world towards more Anti-Israelism.

In November 2007, there’s an attempt by US’ president George W. Bush to break a peace agreement between Israel and the Arab “Palestinians”, Fatah is present, Hamas denounces.

The agreement is still based mainly on that first UN’s resolution of 1948, a two states solution, which the Arabs ILLEGALLY have rejected then until now.

Not only are they exploiting again Israel’s kindness and its urge to give for any chance for peace, but hese Arabs even make the Jewish eternal capital Jerusalem an issue for Muslims, as if this was ‘always an Islamic thing’.

As it stands now, the main real issue Israel still struggles with, is survival against the twin diabolical intolerance that motivated – motivates Arab Muslims, the Arab racism & Islamic Jihad. the Arab racism and Arabization also claims millions of victims in Africa, including Sudan, Mauritania, Chad and more, so are all non Arab minorities in the middle east paying the price of persecution, then the Islamic Jihad´s war on the world is the cancer everywhere on the globe, main victims are: Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and other non Muslims or ‘infidels’, or ‘kuffars’.

Worth mentioning that Israel is by in large a secular State, most of its very religious Jews, the Ultra Orthodox do NOT serve in the Israeli Army out of principles.
The first to try to negotiate a peace treaty with the Arabs was the Ultra Orthodox Jew, Professor Dahan, it was prior to the reestablishment of Israel, he was murdered.
Still, this community’s children are as much a target by radical Muslims terrorists.

Too late but better late than never, Arab ‘moderates’ start to realize that a nuclear Islamic Repulic of Iran is a danger to all.

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Info & Sites on the Arab Israeli conflict

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

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

One Jerusalem
http://www.onejerusalem.org

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

Update on victims – All4israel
http://all4israel.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

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

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

Continuous Jewish Presence in the Holy Land, Under Turkish rule the Jews in Jerusalem and in Gaza maintained “cultural and spiritual … James Parkes, Whose Land?, A History of the Peoples of Palestine …
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/presence.html

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).


Haman in the Book of Esther, evil aide to Persian king Ahasuerus; attempted to kill … to annihilate the Jews; Esther…
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9033084/Book-of-Esther …WICKED enemy Haman…
Esther7:6

In the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, on its thirteenth day … on the day that the enemies of the Jews were expected to prevail over them, it was turned about: the Jews prevailed over their adversaries. – Esther 9:1
And they gained relief on the fourteenth, making it a day of feasting and gladness. – Esther 9:17
“Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the 14th day of the month of Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a holiday, and of sending portions to one another (mishloach manot).” – Esther 9:19
And they gained relief on the fourteenth, making it a day of feasting and gladness. – Esther 9:17 [Mordecai instructed them] to observe them as days of feasting and gladness, and sending delicacies to one another, and gifts to the poor. – Esther 9:22
http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday9.htm

feast celebrating God’s abandonment of Israel puts in motion a plot to annihilate the Jews.
http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_24_-_Purim_in_Persia. asp Historical Overview – Second Temple destroyed; Roman exile begins, 70 CE
http://www.aish.com/purimbasics/purimbasicsdefault/Historical_Overview.asp  Crash Course in Jewish History Part 6: Isaac and His Sons
http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_6_Isaac_and_His_Sons. asp  Jerusalem: Jewish and Moslem Claims to the Holy City, Jerusalem: Jewish and Moslem Claims to the Holy City With 3000 years of history behind it, Jerusalem is now thrust to the center of the Arab-Israeli …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/jerusalem/Jerusalem_Jewish_and_Moslem_Claims_to_the_Holy_City.asp
Jerusalem: Jewish and Moslem Claims to the Holy City – Israel Update, Jerusalem: Jewish and Moslem Claims to the Holy City.
http://www.aish.com/Israel/articles/Jerusalem_Jewish_and_Moslem_Claims_to_the_Holy_City.asp  The Muslim Claim to Jerusalem — saying that Jerusalem is as important to Jews as Mecca is to Moslems,Muslim sheik Palazzi concludes. …
http://www.danielpipes.org/article/84  The Moslem Claim to Jerusalem is False | Emet News Servicethere any foundation to the Moslem argument that this ‘furthest mosque’ (Al-Masujidi al-Aqtza) refers to what is today called the Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem?
http://www.emetnews.org/analysis/false-claim.phpFalse Moslem ClaimsThe Moslem “claim” to Jerusalem is based on what is written in the Koran, which although Jerusalem is not mentioned even once, nevertheless talks (in Sura …
http://www.unitedjerusalem.com/FALSE_MOSLEM_CLAIMS/false_moslem_claims.asp  GAMLA: News & Views from Israel – Why Jerusalem is Not Holy to MuslimsWe often hear the Muslim claim that Jerusalem is their “third holiest city”, after Mecca and Medina; and specifically, that this is because our Temple Mount …
http://gamla.org.il/english/article/2004/june/why.htm  F L A M E : Jerusalem (I): Whose city? whose ‘holy city’is it? And the Moslem Arab claim to Jerusalem, based on the mosques on the Temple Mount, is just as untenable. Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish life, …
http://www.factsandlogic.org/ad_07.html  Jerusalem Not Mentioned in the Koran If Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran, then the claims of Islam over Jerusalem
http://revive-israel.org/2002/jerusalem_not_mentioned.htm  Jerusalem: “I Hate the Ground You Walk On” (Emanuel A. Winston …Mohammed turned the quibla of Moslem prayers to Mecca and insured that Jerusalem was not mentioned even once in the Koran. Jews speak of Jerusalem …
http://www.freeman.org/m_online/oct96/winstonj.htm  Media Critique #14 – Jerusalem Rally on CNN Third-holiest to Moslems — even though over the last 1500 years, Jerusalem has never been the religious or national capital of any Arab or Moslem entity. …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/mediaobjectivity/Media_Critique_14_-_Jerusalem_Rally_on_CNN.asp  Jerusalem: After 3000 Years, Why Does it Matter? How can others claim ownership in the face of such information. … Let us never forget that Christian and Moslem interest in Jerusalem exists ONLY because …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/jerusalem/Jerusalem_After_3000_Years3_Why_Does_it_Matter$.asp  Reuters Ruins Rachel’s TombShould the PA control the area, non-Moslems would be precluded from praying at … In the world of Reuters, East Jerusalem was “occupied” only in 1967, …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/mediaobjectivity/Reuters_Ruins_Rachels_Tomb.asp  Islam’s War Against the Jews: Quotes from the Palestinian AuthorityJerusalem is a symbol… to the Moslems and to their war of Jihad forever and ever. …. Abraham whom they (the Muslims) themselves claim as their ancestor. …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/middleeast/Islams_War_Against_the_Jews_Quotes_from_the_Palestinian_ Authority.asp  Remember the BibleLatly, and I’m sure many point this out: Moslems think that God or Allah … Christianity has Rome, let Israel and the Jewish people have Jerusalem! …
http://www.aish.com/jewishissues/mediaobjectivity/Remember_the_Bible.asp  Crash Course in Jewish History Part 5: The Promised LandHowever, the Jewish people base their claim on God’s promise. …. That is why Moslems are at war all over the world with those whom they live among. …
http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_5_The_Promised_Land.a sp  The Koran On Jews’ Right To LandPalazzi cites Koran passages showing that the Land of Israel was given to the Jews, and that Jews would be brought back to Israel before the end of days, …
http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/1002.htm  The Qur’an and the Land of Israel THE QUR’AN SAYS THAT ALLAH GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO THE JEWS ….. Koranic order (see Koran 8:61), and since, according to Islam, Peace is G-d Himself, …
http://www.templemount.org/quranland.html  Am Yisrael ChaiThey presented the negation of any Jewish rights to the Land of Israel as … Holy Koran explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel …
http://www.geocities.com/rachav/amyisroelchai.html  Islam 4 IsraelTHE KORAN SAYS – GD GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO THE JEWS AND WILL … Arab Muslims in Israel Are the Arabs who live in Israel proper full citizens of the …
http://www.geocities.com/compassionplease/IslamIsrael  Even Muslim’s Koran Quran advocates that Isarel is the land pertaning to the Jews
http://www.chayas.com/muslim.htm  … other than in Muhammad’s dream? Believe it or not, the one and only source for the Muslim’s claim to Jerusalem and the site of the Holy Temple, …
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html  BIG LIES:(PDF)
UN: Israel for the Jews, and another state for the Arabs. The Arabs rejected … ed observer of this history, therefore, that it was not Israel that caused …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/media/pdf/BigLies.pdf  
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Chosenness in the Bible.., Israel’s character as the chosen people is unconditional as it says in Deuteronomy 14:2, “For you are a holy people to YHWH your God, and God has chosen you to be his treasured people from all the nations that are on the face of the earth.
Although the Torah – Bible also says, “Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people,” God promises that He will never exchange the Jewish people with any other.
Other BIBLE verses about chosenness, “For all the earth is mine: and you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:5, 6). “The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people; but because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your ancestors.” (Deuteronomy 7:7, 8).
A (true) convert to Judaism, no matter his color, race, shade, or creed is as much a Jew – chosen.
It is not only a privelege but an obligation too:
The special obligation imposed upon the Israelites is emphasized by the prophet Amos (Book of Amos 3:2): “You only have I singled out of all the families of the earth: therefore will I visit upon you all your iniquities.”
_____________ Sephardic Holocaust Project – Formerly the FARHUD Recognition Project
The Forgotten Holocaust Pogrom in Iraq … Mufti & Hitler. Farhud. Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries. Failure of the U.S. Holocaust Museum …
http://farhud.org
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
Italy and the Jews – Timeline
It reaches a membership of 2,000 clergymen. … trip to Israel, Pope John Paul II apologizes for the Church’s treatment of Jews. …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/italytime.html

Pope Offers Historic Mea Culpa, Apologizes For Treatment Of Jews …
In a step decreed by Pope John Paul II as “essential,” the Roman Catholic Church staged an unprecedented … 2,000 years — including its treatment of Jews, …
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/03/12/world/main171032.shtml

Catholics, Jews, and the Prism of Conscience(PDF)
Pope into a hero of resistance on behalf of Jews, a dubious … For 2,000 years, we Jews were without worldly power, especially on the political stage. …
http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/Slifka/research/Carroll_Book.pdf

The Arabs in the Holy Land – Natives or Aliens?
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html 

credible evidence for their connection to this holy site, other than in Muhammad’s dream?
http://www.jerusalemsummit.org/eng/razdel.php?article_id=91&id=20

Islam rediscovered Jerusalem 50 years after Mohammad’s death. … thinkers believed that it was just a dream of Mohammed, that he was never in Jerusalem. …
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2007/06/whose_jerusalem.html 

Muhammad and the Jews(2) Allah tells Muhammad in a sura (chapter) revealed in Mecca that the … The other Jews were also killed with one exception. Thus, Muhammad engaged in …
http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/06/muhammad_and_the_jews.html

Muhammad: Jews and the Jihad, When the Jews rejected his prophecy in spite of these practices, Muhammad changed them, and fixed the qibla (direction of prayer) to Mecca in place of Jerusalem
http://www.peacewithrealism.org/jihad/jihad06.htm 

Muhammad and Massacre of the Qurayza JewsThe aftermath for the Qurayza Jews … Muhammad is ordered to fight the Qurayza Jews. …. No woman of Banu [tribe] Qurayzah was killed except one. …
http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/02/muhammad_and_massacre_of_the_q.html

Anti-Semitism in Islam: Israel Didn’t Start the FireThen the apostle divided the property, wives, and children of B. Qurayza among … actually be killed by Jesus, and the Dajjal’s dispirited army of Jews, …
http://hnn.us/articles/34789.html 


From The Armenian Genocide To The Hijacking of The Arab World. Building Blocks … the local Muslim vote, appoint Amin Al-Husseini as Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.[The Mufti] Amin Al-Husseini. Born in Jerusalem under Ottoman rule
1914-1917
Husseini’s First Taste of Jihad
Allegiance to Ottoman Empire .
Amin Al Husseini: Ottoman Empire Officer. Amin Al-Husseini swears allegiance to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide .
He is an officer stationed in Smyrna and participates first-hand in the Armenian genocide. One and a half million Christians are slaughtered under the sword of Islamic Jihad by the Ottoman Army. Allegiance to Ottoman Empire and Islamic world take-over will be echoed by Osama Bin Laden in his post-September 11th declaration
http://www.tellchildrenthetruth.com/amin_en.html#part1 From Morocco to Montreal …He did not want Canada to become ‘the dumping ground for 800000 Jewish refugees’. Toward the end of the 1930’s, Canada had two opportunities to help…
http://www.whitepinepictures.com/seeds/iii/36/sidebar.htmlWhat happened to the Jewish refugees from Middle Eastern countries? In the years following Israel’s independence in May 1948, 600000 to 800000 Jews from …
http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_independence_refugees_jews_what.php

Point of no return: Melanie weighs in on behalf of Jewish refugeesInformation and links about the Middle East’s forgotten Jewish refugees … draw attention to the Jewish refugees from Arab lands ? the 800000 Jews who were …
http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2007/11/melanie-weighs-in-on-behalf-of-jewish.html 

Who Are the Palestinians? At DePaul, Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell, Historically, the biblical Philistines were not Arabs but rather Mediterranean sea people, whose culture was influenced by that of Crete. …
http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=22&x_article=1028 

[Islamic Sheik] Abdul Hadi Palazzi: The Jerusalem Report, The Koran contains no mention of Palestine or Philistines
http://www.amislam.com/report.htm

Politically motivated mythology of Palestine, These Philistines were an Aegean people, driven out of Greece and Aegean islands … Most Arabs do not admit so candidly that “Palestinian identity” is a …
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/mythology.html

The History of the Words Palestine And Palestinians, The Philistines were not Arabs nor even Semites, they were most closely related to the Greeks. They did not speak Arabic. They had no connection, ethnic, …
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/meaning.html 

Libya?s Khadafy opens up to Jewish refugees; what?s his motive?
Advocates have been fighting for the rights of an estimated 800000 Jews who …
http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23831/edition_id/472/format/html/d isplaystory.html

Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries
… appealed to U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall: ?Between 800000 and a … Roughly half of Israel’s 5 million Jews are Jewish refugees from Arab …
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/jewref.html


Lebanese Civil War 1975 – 1976 Includes pictures of the Syrian-formed and -sponsored groups (Yarmouk & Sai’qa) attacking Damour city (January 1976).
http://www.liberty05.com/civilwar/civil.html Historical Fact: The Massacre and Destruction of Damour. Damour lay across the Sidon – Beirut highway about 20 km south of Beirut…
http://www.lebaneseforces.com/blastfromthepast002.asp

hobeika_damour …Do you not remember Damour Lebanon. Let me remind you. Arafat and the PLO plunged Lebanon into “massacres, rape, mutilation, rampages of looting and …
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html

Phalangist website – contains account and includes graphic photographs
http://www.falange.us/damour.htm

Damour Massacre (1976)
http://lfpics.com/dammour

Damour Massacre Slideshow
http://www.truelebanon.bravehost.com/pics/dampics-slideshow.html

Account of Damour massacre at Cedarland.org, a Lebanese Christian website
http://www.cedarland.org/damour.html


The True Identity of the So-called Palestinians.
The current myth is that these Arabs were long established in “Palestine”, until the Jews came and “displaced” them. The fact is, that recent Arab immigration into the Land of Israel displaced the Jews. That the massive increase in Arab population was very recent is attested by the ruling of the United Nations: That any Arab who had lived in the Holy Land for two years and then left in 1948 qualifies as a “Palestinian refugee”.
http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm
 
From Time Immemorial – Evidence of Unrecorded Arab Immigration …9 Fred M. Gottheil, “Arab Immigration into Pre-State Israel: 1922-1931”
http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2139
    
The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 – Middle East Quarterly.
http://www.meforum.org/article/522 ____________________________________________________________________________

ISLAMIZATION – ISLAMIC APRTHEIDJerusalem Cloakroom #117: The Islamization of Bethlehem by ArafatJerusalem Cloakroom #114 – November 8, 2001 Appeasement 2001http://www.acpr.org.il/cloakrm/clk117.htmlThe Islamization of Bethlehem by Arafat – The Israel Report …Arafat has intensified the Islamization of Bethlehem, by adding to its population a few thousand Bedouins of the Ta’amrah tribe, located east of Bethlehem, …
http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/dec01/bethlehem2.html
Mideast Outpost: ARAFAT’S LEGACY FOR EUROPE It preaches Islamic replacement theology, and the Arabization and Islamization of the Holy Land’s biblical archeology. Arafat, its leader, was the bin Laden …
http://mideastoutpost.com/archives/000111.html
The Legacy of Jihad [Andrew G. Bostom] – The Islamization of Europe… recognition of the PLO and its leader Arafat as unique representative of the …
http://www.andrewbostom.org/loj//content/view/16/27/
Terror for Christians in Arafat-land, Let me tell you the story of two Christian converts in Arafat-land – and you … persecution within the Palestinian Authority, “Holy Land: Christians in peril
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30583
Death sentence hangs over Arab ChristiansSaeed Salamah was an active member of Fatah, Arafat’s own party, … has worked to expose anti-Christian persecution within the Palestinian Authority. …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30483
__________ISLAMIC “PALESTINIAN” RADICALS’ DREAM TO DOMINATE THE WORLD Barack Obama: The terrorists are at war with us. The threat is from violent extremists… the threat is real. They distort Islam. They kill man, woman and child; Christian and Hindu, Jew and Muslim. They seek to create a repressive caliphate. To defeat this enemy, we must understand who we are fighting against, and what we are fighting for.
http://www.barackobama.com/2007/08/01/the_war_we_need_to_win.php
Islamo-Fascism Denial…
Hamas: The Hamas Charter sets out its Islamic mission as global: “Its spatial dimension extends wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life; thus, it penetrates to the deepest reaches of the land and to the highest spheres of Heavens. . . .
By virtue of the distribution of Muslims, who pursue the cause of the Hamas, all over the globe, and strive for its victory, for the reinforcement of its positions and for the encouragement of its Jihad, the Movement is a universal one.” Universal in what way? The Palestinian Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi exhorted believers in 2002 “Oh beloved, look to the East of the earth, find Japan and the ocean; look to the West of the earth, find [some] country and the ocean. Be assured that these will be owned by the Muslim nation, as the Hadith says . . .
‘from the ocean to the ocean.'”
http://www.aina.org/news/2007102311299.htm Israel, Hezbollah and the Wider Geo-political-Religious Terrain
Israel is on the front line in a global struggle for the future of civilization. Afghanistan and Iraq are other fronts in World War IV; this is a total war on a global scale.[13] If the United States and Israel do not prevail, civilization will plunge into a dark night of barbarism exceeding anything Adolph Hitler envisioned for a world dominated by the Third Reich.
At its essence World War IV is a religious war. Islamist Jihadists whether Sunni or Shi’ite, are committed to establishing a global caliphate with Islam as the world’s only religion, a world without Israel, indeed without Jews. In this new world, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and atheists would face two choices: conversion to Islam or slavery. Anyone who stands in the way will be liable for extermination. If this enemy obtains weapons of mass destruction, given the totality of their war aims, they will use them.
http://www.spme.net/cgi-bin/articles.cgi?ID=2580
The uncomplicated answer is that no matter what we do, policy-wise, we will remain infidels with gigantic bull’s-eyes on our backs unless we renounce our capitalistic ways, destroy our churches and synagogues, outlaw our pluralistic religious society, convert to a radical Islamic theocracy and join the global jihad en route to a worldwide caliphate.
We are in this war for the long haul whether we like it or not. The only question is whether we intend to fight it or roll over in shameful appeasement until we are in a much weaker position to fight at such time as even the appeasers realize we have no other choice.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51384
Palestinians back caliphate over politics – Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/27/wpal127.xml
Hamas reiterates goal of world domination by Islam – annihilation …The PA sources further asserted that senior Fatah and Hamas terrorist leaders, as well as senior security officials from Egypt and Israel, know many details …
http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2790
[“Palestinians”:] Wanted: a caliphate – Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=661486&contrassID=2&subContrassID=15&a mp;a mp;a mp;sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y

The official said Hamas seeks to create an “Islamic caliphate” in Gaza and …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56174__________ ARAFAT’S ISLAMIC HATRED OF CHRISTIANS, MASSACRES IN LEBANONhobeika_damour, Do you not remember Damour Lebanon. Let me remind you. Arafat and the PLO plunged Lebanon into “massacres, rape, mutilation, rampages of looting and …
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html
Yasir Arafat and the Christians of Lebanon – Opinion – Kamal Jumblatt, in whose parliamentary constituency Damour lay, told Labaky, ‘Father, I can do nothing for you, because it depends on Yasser Arafat. …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=786
The MASSACRE at DAMOUR, 1976
http://www.israelforum.com/board/archive/index.php/t-2009.html
Lebanese Forces : Historical Fact: The Massacre and Destruction of …Damour lay across the Sidon – Beirut highway about 20 km south of Beirut on … He gave Arafat’s phone number to the priest.
http://www.lebaneseforces.com/blastfromthepast002.asp
USCFL – Frequently Asked Questions, When, in 1976, Yasser Arafat’s PLO destroyed Damour, a Christian Lebanese town of some 25000 people, the Palestinian murderers employed the same barbaric …
http://www.freelebanon.org/faqs.htm

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MINORITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Or Does It Explode?: Iran Morality Police out in Full Force Many Palestinians in Israel have much more rights than in the other Arab … They can vote in elections in Israel and have freedoms guaranteed not seen …
http://www.ordoesitexplode.com/me/2007/04/iran_morality_p.html

Ethnic cleansing is the systematic elimination of an ethnic group from a region … Kurds, jews, Berbers and Christians are not excepted in muslim society. …
http://web.israelinsider.com/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Views&enPage=ForumPage&enDisplay=view& enDispWhat=Zone&enZone=SecurityF5 &

Christians in the Middle East, Coptic, Maronite – The Peace FAQ, The ethno-religious cleansing of Christian peoples in the Middle East …. In the Lion’s Den: Persecuted Christians and What the Western Church Can Do About …
http://www.peacefaq.com/christians.html 

Why not one movie on the Kurdish ethnic cleansing, on the Genocide in southern Sudan, on the Syrian occupation of Lebanon, on the Berbers, Shiia of Iraq, …
http://www.futurejihad.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=124&Itemid=32

Recently, on 6th of June 2005[7], a bomb attack was carried out on an Aramean priest in Tur Abdin which is situated in south-eastern of Turkey. Thirty years ago, there were approximately 40,000 Arameans in Tur Abdin. Because of continued discrimination and persecution, our people were forced to flee into the Diaspora, leaving behind the sacred land of the forefathers, which they inhabited for thousands of years. Today there are only approximately 2,000 Arameans left in Tur Abdin, and dwindling.  None of us would have voluntarily left Tur Abdin if not for the discrimination and persecution.
http://www.aramnahrin.org/English/Statment_indigenous_2005.htm

Iraq: East- Aramean Chaldean Priest Kidnapped, This time, the East- Aramean priest of the Chaldean church has been kidnapped … recent denouncements of persecution against the Christian community there. …
http://www.assyrianchristians.org/English/ArameanChaldeanPriest_Kidnapped_19_5_2007.htm

…and persecution of Aramaic Language and Aramaean Culture in numerous countries of … In our days, the Arameans of Iraq are excluded from the Iraqi …
www.buzzle.com/articles/gabriel-sengo-opens-gates-aramaean-thought-culture-wisdom.html

Mr. Paul Kelly, the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, noted that “Iraqis of Assyrian, Turkman, and Kurdish ethnicity suffer additional abuses due to the ongoing Arabization’ campaign of ethnic cleansing.” Noting other abuses including the prohibition of all non-Arab broadcasting and publishing and the forced Arabization of personal names, Mr. Kelly added that “Abuses like these are a long-standing part of the Iraqi government’s decade long campaign dedicated to eliminating the non-Arab presence in villages and towns under regime control in northern Iraq.”
http://www.aina.org/releases/henryhyde.htm

The ChaldoAssyrian Cause in Iraq: Implications for Maronites, The ChaldoAssyrians (also known as Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syriacs) are the … has been persecution, massacres, and ethnic cleansing…
http://www.aina.org/articles/namjm.htm 

freedomhouse.org: Yemen Gender discrimination is present not only in Yemeni laws, but also in the implementation of laws, by-laws, and procedures, which may be subject to various interpretations and the personal whims of individual state agents and authorities. Discrimination is faced not only by women in Yemen, but also by ethnic minorities such as the community called Akhdam (servants),  refugees from the Horn of Africa, and the small Jewish minority who remain in Yemen. The government has not instituted a formal complaint mechanism whereby an individual or group can file a report if they become victims of discrimination.
http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=186

The ethnic composition of Yemeni society is characterized by the existence of marginalized and socially excluded groups (Akhdam).
http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/y7218t/y7218t07.htm  

Omar Al-Bashir: Not So Arab… Palestinian as a foil to keep their own oppressed population focused on Israel instead of deplorable human rights conditions in their own countries. …
http://www.ordoesitexplode.com/me/2007/04/omar_albashir_n.html  

FORGOTTEN OUTRAGE: Iran’s Baha’i Crackdown, Yemen’s Akhdam Marginalization (tie)
The Baha’i religion is out and out banned in Iran. Followers, who must practice in hiding, are banned from universities, jailed, and even murdered. The black Yemenites known as Akhdam have lived in Yemen for centuries but continue to face egregious discrimination domestically and indifference from the outside world.
http://www.ordoesitexplode.com/me/2005/12/year_in_review_.html

Marginalized Social Groups Many groups subsist on the periphery of the … Akhdam communities in Yemen are victims of negative public attitudes and poverty …
www.undp.org.ye/Inequalities.php

“Akhdam” as you described the unfortunate segment of the Yemeni community, sounds humiliating term for this section of the society. Just say the poor rather than “Akhdam”. Encouraging the use of such names by Yemen Times supports the continuous degrading of these people, by branding them that slavish name.
It is high time YT refrain from encouraging the use of such discriminative labels, which are against all norms of human rights, although used by the majority of Yemenis in the northern parts of Yemen.
http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=804&p=letters&a=2
Non-Isaaqi Somalis have a say too <br>
Somaliland myth was invented by some Isaaqi men “power Hungary” to create a government dominated by Isaaq clan (since Isaaq’s are a minority in Somalia). These men were tribalists and were oppressed. Recognizing Somaliland is a extremely dangerous, it will create more genocides by Isaaqs against other clans who live in northern Somalia, never ending civil wars, and more border conflicts with Somalia<br>
Another fact is that the so-called Somaliland authority is only popular and in control in Hargeisa and Barbara. What’s more tragic is that the so-called Somaliland government is illegitimate and wages constant aggressive wars on all regions in northern Somalia and non-Isaaq clans. So-called Somaliland government vigorously follows bad policies like ethnic cleansing and genocide against non-Isaaq clans.
http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=804&p=letters&a=3

ARAB CHRISTIANS: AN INTRODUCTION
by Dr Walid Phares

For years, the term “Arab Christians” was used to categorize the Christians in the Middle East. However, the concept instead of being precisely defined was intellectually misused and politically abused. Both Arab regimes and “Arabists” in the West attempted to libel all Christians living under the sovereignty of Arab states, as “Arab Christians.”

This denial of identity of millions of indigenous non-Arab nations can be equated to an organized ethnic cleansing on a politico-cultural level. Similarly to the Turkish attempts to eradicate the ethnic identity of the Kurds, whom they call “Mountain Turks,” and the Assyrians, whom they define as “Semitic Turks.”

Arab-Islamic regimes in the region assert that all those Christians who live within the confines of “Arab borders” are “Arab.” With Arab nationalism at its peak, and “Arabist” circles at the apex of their political influence in the West, the pre-Arab ethnicities of the Middle East became the real underdogs of the region. The Arab Israeli conflict increased their crisis. Not only the non-Arab ethnicities, particularly the non-Moslem ones, were denied their basic rights, stripped from their ancestral lands, but they were pressured to participate in the general “war effort” conducted by the Arab regimes against a non-Arab nation, i.e. the Jews of Israel.
The gestalt of global Arab strategy in the region was to pit non-Arabs against other non-Arabs, after demonizing those who have formed their national state Israel, and fragmented those who weren’t able to implement self determination. The Christians in the Middle East are not just a religious group, nor do they form one single community. The overwhelming majority of the Christians in the region are ethnically non-Arab, and their major common characteristic is their subjection to Arab colonialism and Islamic oppression for thirteen centuries. The Christians in the Middle East are not, as it was portrayed by the Arab regimes and many in the West, the followers of Christian faith among the Arab ethnic group. “Arab Christians” exist in few spots in the region, but they are a minuscule minority within the world of Middle Eastern Christianity.

Prior to the Arab Islamic invasion…

http://www.arabicbible.com/christian/intro_arab_christians.htm


Human Shields: Palestinians Exploit Their Own Schoolchildren, This tactic of using one’s own civilians as human shields is of course nothing new. Hezbollah used it to great effect in the war of summer 2006.
http://www.peacewithrealism.org/headline/gaza02.htm American Thinker: Palestinian Human Shields, On November 8th, at a mosque in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, the Palestinians used about fifty heavily-shrouded women as ?human shields? to provide cover for a few [terrorists]…
http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/11/palestinian_human_shields.html 

‘Palestinian’ Arabs’ vicious tactics of HUMAN SHIELDSHe denies Israeli accusations that the Palestinian Authority has placed children at the front of demonstrations to act as human shields for armed gunmen. …
http://www.geocities.com/palestiniansarelies/HumanShields.html

Palestinian human shields give Israel pause | csmonitor.com The militants’ new system enlists neighbors to protect homes from airstrikes ? and could force a change to Israeli strategy.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1120/p01s02-wome.html

The root of Palestinian misery Palestinian suicide bombers would be stepping over each other in an effort to attack the target. “Human shields” work only when your enemy fights…. [humane…]
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=69c23d82-dd87-4c1d-a333-bf3f 3979df37

Palestinians Shoot 15 Human Shields – IRIS Blog, Thursday, May 17. 2007. Palestinians Shoot 15 Human Shields. 200 Gaza residents decided their “human shield” tactics worked so well against the Israelis, …
http://www.iris.org.il/blog/archives/2359-Palestinians-Shoot-15-Human-Shields.html

lPalestinian Human Shield Watch, GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Hundreds of Palestinians formed a human shield around the home of a militant in the northern Gaza Strip late Saturday to …
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=23399&only&rss

On Video: Palestinian As Human ShieldThe terror-stricken 24-year-old Palestinian soon found himself forced onto the front lines of Israel’s shadowy war against militants, a human shield as he …
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/04/11/international/i111648D71.DTL

lgf: Human Rights Watch Condemns Palestinian Human Shield Tactic An interesting phenomenon is occurring, as Palestinians use women and children as human shields to guard the homes and ammo dumps of terrorists; the tactic …
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=23431&only&rss 

“Brave” use of human shields

http://www.youtube.com/?v=sc1buCDiiZQ

Photos that damn Hezbollah | Herald Sun, The release of the images comes as Hezbollah faces criticism for allegedly using innocent civilians as “human shields”. Mr Egeland blasted Hezbollah…
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,19955774-5007220,00.html

Hezbollah’s human shieldsNor would it be enough simply to declare Hezbollah’s cynical use of civilians as human shields to be a war crime. A multinational force must be empowered to …
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=439dbdcc-167c-423c-9d52-b14a906054 40

YouTube – Hezbollah’s Human Shields In the recent war in Lebanon, Hezbollah used civilians as human shields.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec-xVivT35Q

Hizbullah’s exploitation of Lebanese population centers and civiliansHezbollah’s human shields, by Alan M. Dershowitz (National Post, Canada) · Hezbollah’s propaganda tours – as told by a CNN producer …
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2006/Operation+Change+of+Direction+Video+Clips.htm

Children in a world of Terror
Palestinian Child Abuse … A Special Photo Essay on Palestinian exploitation of children for armed conflict; “We teach our children to reach Shahada” …
http://www.take-a-pen.org/english/Articles/Children.htm

Palestinian Child Abuse Link to “Leave our Children alone” … A young Palestinian child hugging a gun at a demonstration against the Geneva accords …
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~nahm0002/child_abuse.html

0pal-child-abuse-1970.jpg. The cover of the June 17, 1970 issue of LIFE magazine shows how long Palestinian Arabs have been instilling hatred in the minds …
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/pictures/PalestinianChildAbuse/

The main solution is to:

Teach kids peace!

http://teachkidspeace.org

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1) A Summit based on Arabist false language. 2) Is Israel’s survival on the table?

November 28, 2007

1) A Summit based on Arabist false language. 2) Is Israel’s survival on the table?

Re: ILLEGAL Arab “Palestinians” have semantics

Let’s see, those Arab immigrants grandchildren, the so called “Palestinians”, don’t really pay much for their parents/grandparents, and their own crimes of initiating attacks on little Israel with a clear attempt of annihilation (What “occupation”? what was their plan in 1929, 1948, and all those years priort to 1967? and why are most attacks on innocent unarmed Israelis in: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya, Haifa, etc.?) So basically, they are back at square one, when the ILLEGAL Arab “Palestinians” refused the UN offer of a two states solution.

Now they have all the “moral” language all of a sudden? They can sing all day ñlong the fake excuse for the so called “occupation”, and Israel can’t even cry for it’s survival from Islamic Arab racist terrorism and genocide plans?

PA Objects to Use of ‘Terrorism’ in Draft Document – News Briefs …(IsraelNN.com) Gaps between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel on a joint statement before the Annapolis conference next week include PA objections … http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/136905

Notice this summit, it is all about what the Arabs demand, Arabs were always so good in exploiting kind Israelis’ urgent desire for peace, What else will the Israeli GIVERS not stop at???

Foreign policy – But we were told that the Arabs hate us because of supposedly being biased against Arab “Palestinians”… – Propagandists’ “Palestinian” card, How much is it really worth?

November 26, 2007

But we were told that the Arabs hate us because of supposedly being biased against Arab “Palestinians”…

Nov/2007
REMEMBER?

Wild Arabist writers/”activists” have been flooding us for years with brainwashing nonsense as if the Arab Muslim world is “enraged” mainly by the “Palestinian” Israeli conflict.

If only… — this is what they have been selling us for so many years — if only we’d be on the side of the “palestinian” Arabs, all would be singing kumbaya, the “peace loving” Arab world would just come rushing to embrace us.
LIARS!

Never mind the blatant daring hypocrisy of that Arab world, that never really cared about the Arab “Palestinian” brothers, on the contrary, it never allowed any improvement in their status, for fear of losing that anti-west card, (shoved at the westerners ever so often) of: “look at the poor ‘Palestinians'”.

The Arab nations keep the ‘Palestinians’ and their descendants in squalor. They are denied citizenship rights. They are denied work. They are denied property. They are denied their human rights because they are and always will be a political football in the Arab campaign against Israel.
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=36412

The same vicious historic crimes, the Arab world leaders have been committing with this group of Arabs who call themselves (recently as) “Palestinians”, as in 1948, chasing them out with bragging promises of [ethnic cleansing and genocide] “throwing all the Jews into the sea”.

Even Jew haters “aryans-supremacists” have jumped the bashing-Israel wagon, oh no, not that they ever like the Arab BROWN “inferior” people, of course not! they’d like to get “rid” of them… as soon as possible, But for the time being, it can be used against the people they are so bitter jealous and hate so blindly, the Jews.
NOW WHAT?

So the US has already helped in Israel’s giving away Gaza to the Arab “Palestinians” [2005], an enormous sacrifice, uprooting entire families, communities, exposing and diminishing the little borderline with an enemy that is bent on eliminating Israel 24/7, when the only thing Israel got back is more support among their mainstream for Hamas type of advocating Genocide, still militants firing rockets into Israeli residential homes, still attempts of ‘genocide bombings’.
Where do Arabs stand in its anti-west, as well as in its use of the “Palestinian” propaganda card? Is it the same, better or worse?

So Israel has released hundreds of dangerous “Palestinian” terrorists, out of good will, how do “Palestinians” react? More demands, Qassam missiles aimed at Israeli kindergartens are still on, why not?
Where do Arabs stand in its anti-west, as well as in its use of the ‘Palestinian’ propaganda card? Is it the same, better or worse?

Annapolis 2007: President George W. Bush and Sec. Condoleeza Rice are pushing hard on Israel to give even more to Arabs that never manage to make one iota of investing in peace, not even reducing its media’s demon-ization of Israel.
Where do Arabs stand in its anti-west, as well as in its use of the ‘Palestinian’ propaganda card? Is it the same, better or worse?

IDF Concerned Hamas May Detonate Tunnels to Derail Summit
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/124358

And what if… Bush succeeds in a big historic push for Arab “Palestinians” sake/favor (a group of people that never wanted to be improved, that has chosen death cult over life at any given opportunity by kind Israelis)? But we were told that the Arabs hate us because of supposedly being biased against Arab “Palestinians”…

Try this:
How many Arabists will welcome any improvement in relations among Arabs & Israel?
OK, ENOUGH OF THE NONSENSE FOR SO LONG, NOW, TO THE PROBLEM/S

But don’t bet on Arabists ever to bother using real logical questions, the REAL ISSUES to be brought up, like, Are the Arabs, Muslims ready yet for democracy & free societies, have tnheir mainstream education in mosques & madsassas really strat to change? Is all of their media began to be less hateful of the “other”?

As you won’t expect any true points, matters that matter to be discussed, as they don’t sit well with their propaganda.

Even though it will answer all above points, plus: Iraq war, Lebanon, and other Arab on Arab, Muslim on Muslim violence.

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(Arabs, Muslims Power Control & US foreign policy) Saudis have the US over a barrel of oil

November 25, 2007

Saudis have the US over a barrel of oil

By Ted Belman

In my article The Vast Power of the Saudi Lobby, which I urge you to read again. Here are a few extracts,

.. the U.S. ambassador to Riyahd, James Akins, did his best to placate King Faisal by urging the Saudi’s American-owned oil concessionaire ARAMCO to, in Akin’s words, “hammer home” to the White House that the embargo (seventies) wouldn’t be lifted unless

    “the political struggle is settled in manner satisfactory to Arabs.”

Prince Bandar told Bush

    Starting today, you go your way and we will go our way. From then on, the Saudis would look out for their own national interests.

It seemed the United States had made a strategic decision to adopt Sharon’s policy as American policy.

Within thirty-six hours, Bandar was on his way to Riyadh with a conciliatory response from Bush. When Bandar returned Powell cornered him.

    “What the fuck are you doing?” witnesses recall Powell asking. “You’re putting the fear of God in everybody’s hearts here. We’ve all come rushing here to hear this revelation that you bring from Saudi Arabia. You scared the shit out of everybody.”

As a result of this power, I wrote Whatever Saudis Want Saudis Get.

Is America over a barrel of oil? Definitely.

And what Saudis want is al Quds with the Temple Mount and the greenline and G-d knows what else.

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More aggressive Pro “palestinian” US Foreign policy

November 21, 2007

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/136649

U.S. Pushing Israel for Further ‘Good Will’ Moves

The Bush administration is putting pressure on the Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s government to go beyond freeing 500 Arab terrorists and prisoners and halting building permits in Judea and Samaria. It now wants Israel to freeze all building, including units under construction in areas covered by previous understandings to be included as part of Israel after final borders are decided for the proposed new Arab state.

American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has put her reputation on the line by planning a conference on the Middle East to be held in Annapolis, Maryland. However, most Arab nations still have not confirmed that they will attend and are trying to squeeze more concessions from Israel.

In “light” of the current pro Palestinian US administration

1) Why do they still “accuse” the Zionist lobby?

2) How come Arabs still don’t like us (isn’t Israel the main issue/grievances supposedly?)

3) Where is Walt Mearsheimer and Jimmy Carter all of a sudden?

Biased CNN’s Angry bitter-lemon Muslim face of the ‘YouTube – Republican debate’

November 18, 2007

Biased CNN’s Angry bitter-lemon Muslim face of the ‘YouTube – Republican debate’.

From http://lightonthings.blogspot.com

If you thought that the ‘Christianne Amanpour’ trend of
belittling radical Islam menace on the entire world via some cheap ‘journalism’
of 100% inaccuracy in her infamous refuted “God’s warriors’, where she distorts
and lies on other faiths, in order to equalize others to the only real danger
the globe faces today, which is of course, not Buddhist, Christian, Jewish,
Shinto, but [extreme] Islam.

At CNN’s advertisement ahead of the Republican debates it
CHOOSE by no accident an Arab Muslim young woman covered with a Muslim scarf
asking: “If you were president, What would you do to repair the image of
America”?

Coming from a person of a culture that hates the west
especially the powerful in the west and the bastion of freedom such as US, UK,
Australia, etc. it was very odd to see the “most trusted name in news” to pick
up such an un-average American “point of view”, worse there is no secret behind
such a line, a Muslim typical propaganda as if “being liked by the Muslim world
is in US hands”….

Unless you see CNN for what it is, a worsening media as
nothing but on the Arabist side. Do not overlook the Arab money grip control,
like the Dubai “sponsorship” of CNN.

If I were to answer to that propaganda piece by that
Muslim woman, even with an effort of the best PC I’d still
answer:

Let’s see, for years, you, the Arab Muslim world have
been trying to sell to is that your grievances are mainly because of the
“palestinian” -Israel issue, hmm, President George W. Bush is the most pro
“Palestinian” president ever, the one that has pushed for an independent state,
practically an unprecedented historic gift, for this group of grandchildren of
mostly Arab immigrants into the historic land of the Jews.

So where do the Arab “Palestinians” or the Arab world as
a whole stand in its “likeness” of the US?

Did the Arab Muslim world like us better when we the US
have interfered to save Kuwaiti Arabs ass, or Bosnian Muslims
ass?

Well, maybe the ball is exclusively in your hands, in
your hate education, in your Mosques, in your mainstream media?

Maybe this “why do we hate you” is a convenient card to
take as much as you can from the US, and still demand more without every
reducing their hatred for the powerful infidel?

Well, I for one just replace the word “maybe”, for
SURE.

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Schmoozing with Terrorists

November 6, 2007

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    Are American Jews Too Powerful? Not Even Close.

    November 6, 2007

    Are American Jews Too Powerful? Not Even Close.

    From: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/02/AR2007110201659.html

    Are American Jews Too Powerful? Not Even Close.

    By Ruth Wisse
    Sunday, November 4, 2007; Page B03

    These days, it’s becoming downright chic to hint forebodingly that America’s Jews are just too powerful. But whether it’s the political scientists John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt or former president Jimmy Carter, those who accuse modern Jews of having excessive clout are getting it precisely backward. In the real world, Jews have too little power and influence. They also have too little self-confidence about defending themselves.

    Consider a basic paradox. Even anti-Semites often give Jews credit for having exceptional intelligence. Self-congratulatory Web sites reckon that Jews, who make up about 0.2 percent of the world’s population, have been awarded more than 160 Nobel Prizes. But if Jews are so smart, why do 22 Arab League countries account for a tenth of the Earth’s land surface while the Israelis struggle to secure a country that is 1/19th the size of California? If Jews are so powerful, why does Israel attract twice as many venture-capital investments as all of Europe, even while it’s the only one of the United Nations’ 192 member states that has been charged with racism for the crime of its existence? How powerful is that?

    In fact, there’s an excellent historical reason why Jewish intellectual achievement sits alongside political weakness. Simply put, Jewish achievement in other areas has come at the expense of political strength, and the strange relationship of Jews and power has made them history’s favorite prey. Centuries of survival in other people’s lands prevented Jews from achieving full acceptance — and access to the levers of government. Some individual Jews may have lived large, but the Jewish people as a whole lived on sufferance, afraid to antagonize those from whom they sought tolerance.

    These questions mean a lot to me. I’m often asked how I, a teacher of Yiddish literature, came to write about politics. But remember that the Yiddish language, developed by European Jews over almost a thousand years, was practically erased along with them in a mere six, 1939-45. So studying Yiddish literature, almost by definition, concentrates the mind on Jewish political disabilities.

    When Jerusalem was crushed by Rome in the year 70 — so brutally that, according to the historian Josephus, “no one visiting the spot would believe it had once been inhabited” — some Jews stayed on, but the vast majority made their homes in foreign lands. For more than 18 centuries, Jews survived as a nation without three basic staples of nationhood: land, central government and independent means of self-defense.

    Instead, Jews turned to strategies of accommodation. They provided goods and services to their gentile neighbors in return for being allowed to stay in the country. They became money-lenders, bankers, minters, craftsmen, midwives — trades that gentiles would let them perform and that allowed Jews to observe their calendar, customs and religious laws. But they had no independent way to protect their achievements.

    Unlike their Christian and Muslim overlords, Jews had good reasons to avoid irking those from whom they sought acceptance. The German poet Heinrich Heine, who called conversion to Christianity his “ticket of admission” to European culture, likened Jews to a prince whom “black magic” had transformed into a dog: “All week long he goes on scraping/Through life’s excrement and sweepings/To the mockery of jeers of street boys.” Only on Friday evenings, while ushering the Sabbath into his own home, does the dog resume its human shape. Heine saw that the humiliation of the Jews was offset by a moral serenity, and that their moral serenity was offset by acute political vulnerability.

    The creation of the state of Israel in May 1948, after the carnage of the Holocaust, was supposed to change all this. But the newly formed Arab League made opposition to Israel the only common goal of its otherwise quarrelsome membership. The new United Nations, tribune of emerging post-colonial nations, did not protect Israel from assault, and over time the world body became a party to the Arab League’s war against Jewish statehood.

    Of course, Israel now had an army, and a formidable one at that. But the Israel Defense Forces did not change the Jews’ existential condition as a minority; Israel was now a minority among the nations, contending with Arab states that sought to dominate or destroy it. Israel still lived by strategies of accommodation, trying to supply its neighborhood with useful services and goods such as medical, agricultural and technological know-how. In the 1990s, utopians such as Shimon Peres, now Israel’s president, hailed a “new Middle East” of economic and political cooperation. When Peres and Israel’s late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin installed Yasser Arafat as the head of a Palestinian proto-state, they began another doomed Jewish political experiment — making Israel, as best I can figure, the first country in the world ever to arm its enemy in hopes of gaining security.

    What about American Jewry? Mearsheimer and Walt allege that a Jewish cabal dictates U.S. policy in the Middle East, helping Israeli interests and hurting U.S. ones. So have American Jews really begun to mobilize effectively to protect Israel, or are people again overstating Jewish power and its supposed dangers?

    Consider the halls of ivy where, if anywhere, the intellectual firepower of Jews might be expected to be on display in defense of Jewish interests. At Columbia University, the late Edward Said used his authority as a teacher of comparative literature to apologize for Palestinian terrorism and condone Arab violence against Israel, including, in one instance, by personal example. (In 2000, a photographer for a French news agency snapped him in southern Lebanon tossing a rock toward an Israeli position.) Much of the Jewish professoriat looked the other way or signed his petitions.

    Elsewhere in the academy, Jewish professors themselves lead the anti-Israel barrage. In fact, Mearsheimer and Walt expected Jewish organizations to sponsor their talks and complained of “censorship” when the groups did not. Clearly, there is nothing quite as fun — or as lucrative — as baiting Jews.

    Read rest of article at:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/02/AR2007110201659.html

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    America’s efforts to spy on Israel

    September 16, 2007

    America’s efforts to spy on Israel.
    Spy Gamesby Gregory Levey The New Republic Online Post date: 05.08.07
    www.tnr.com/docprint.mhtml?i=w070507&s=levey050807

    In George Tenet’s new book, At the Center of the Storm, the former CIA director claims that, when the Israeli government sought the release of jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in 1998, it was at Tenet’s insistence that the former Navy intelligence analyst was kept behind bars. People who say Israel cannot be trusted by the United States have long pointed to Pollard as the case in point. In 2004, Pat Buchanan wrote, “Washington today is rife with reports the FBI has been investigating whether or not a nest of Pollardites inside the Pentagon has been funneling secrets, through the Israeli lobby … and on to Sharon.” Anytime Israel is thought to be snooping on its closest ally–such as in the 2005 arrest of Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin for providing information to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)–commentators jump on it as an excuse to disparage Israel’s trustworthiness. After Franklin’s arrest, The Nation’s Robert Dreyfuss wrote, “Did Ariel Sharon, the Prime Minister of Israel, run a covert program with operatives in high-level US government positions to influence the Bush Administration’s decision to go to war in Iraq?”But this perspective is missing one whole side of the equation. While Israel has certainly spied on the United States in the past (and likely continues to do so), it may actually be the United States that is the nosier country–and the one that enjoys far more license in such covert activities. If one party should be paranoid about prying eyes–and I’m not sure either should–it should be the Israel.When I first started work at the Israeli prime minister’s office as a speechwriter, I already held a security clearance from a previous job.

    Still, to obtain the higher level of clearance required for my new position, I had to go through a battery of security tests, interviews, and background checks. Nothing strange there, but then I noticed that the security agents seemed most concerned that I might be spying–for the United States.

    In fact, much of the questioning turned on this issue. And my clearance was twice delayed because I had a few (not very close) acquaintances who worked in American intelligence. It had never occurred to me that the Israelis were concerned about American espionage, which seemed to me like the least of their troubles, so I asked an Israeli counterintelligence agent if this was really such an issue. “Definitely,” he nodded gravely. “They’re trying to spy on us all the time–every way they can.”When I recently brought this up to a former U.S. intelligence official who spent several years working on Middle East issues, he was quick to confirm it. “As an American, I would certainly hope so,” he said, referring to the question of whether the United States spies on Israel; he added that he had himself analyzed information from “classified sources in Israel.” There is “definitely an inordinate amount of focus” on Israel in U.S. intelligence, he told me. And, when I asked him if he thought there were people in the Israeli government and military who were feeding information to the United States–Israel’s own Jonathan Pollards–he said, “It wouldn’t surprise me at all.” “The neocons ran the administration until recently,” he added, but “someone who rides the fence on whether Israel is a true ally in the CIA or [the Department of] Defense would push for that sort of thing.”For obvious reasons, it’s impossible to provide current examples of this phenomenon. But there have been cases in the past that have been disclosed, only to be quickly hushed by both the Israeli and American governments (in a way that the Pollard issue, a festering wound to both countries, never was). One of the most telling such examples is the 1986 episode of Yosef Amit. Amit was a major in Israeli military intelligence. At one point, he worked in the secretive “Unit 504,” which is responsible for coordinating spies in Arab countries neighboring Israel, and he also had close contacts in the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency. In the mid-’80s, Amit was recruited by Tom Waltz, a Jewish CIA officer based in the CIA’s station in Tel Aviv. And, until his arrest, he furnished the CIA with classified information about Israel’s troop movements and its plans in both the occupied territories and Lebanon.The incident got little press in either the United States or Israel, whose government barely even complained about it. Waltz stayed at his post in Tel Aviv, and, later, when officials inside the Israeli government considered offering to trade Amit for Pollard (or even to release Amit in exchange for leniency for Pollard), they quickly nixed the idea, because they feared stoking more anger in the United States. To some Israeli government officials I have spoken with, there is a lingering sense that Israel has been subjected to a “double standard,” as one of them put it.Rafi Eitan, the legendary Israeli spymaster who was Pollard’s handler (and who can no longer return to the United States for fear of arrest), is now a member of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s cabinet. Inevitably, he was circumspect about the specifics of U.S.-Israeli espionage and counterespionage, but when I asked about the extent of American spying on Israel, he said simply, “Some things you don’t hear about.” Then, laughing bitterly, he added, “Why don’t you ask the head of the CIA about that? He knows.”A senior Israeli diplomat I spoke to about this was a bit more open. “The way I see it,” he told me, “there has been a switch. For many years, we knew that we could count on the Pentagon and the CIA, but we had to be careful of the State Department. Now it is the opposite. The State Department is more supportive of us, and we have to be more careful of the Pentagon and, especially, of the CIA.” Then he shrugged and said that, if Israel is caught spying on the United States, it harms Israel, but if the United States is caught spying on Israel, the Israeli government brushes it under the rug for fear that this, too, will hurt Israel.”What does America have to lose? Israel has something to lose,” the former American intelligence official told me. “What is Israel going to do if it catches the U.S.? The U.S. has Israel by the short and curlies.”To be sure, Israel almost certainly does continue to spy on the United States, despite occasional protestations to the contrary. But all countries, including allies, are constantly engaged in espionage against each other–especially when their relationships are so close. Not only does the United States return the favor, it also has far more leeway to do so because, if it were discovered, it wouldn’t harm U.S. interests at all.In the coming months, the recently delayed trial of two former AIPAC staffers accused of passing classified information to the Israeli government will finally commence. When it does, some pundits in the United States will gleefully use it as a tool, once again, to cast doubt on the level of trust Israel deserves. But they’re really living in glass houses.

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    Gregory Levey was Israel’s United Nations speechwriter and senior foreign communications coordinator for Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. He teaches at Ryerson University and is writing a book, Shut up, I’m talking, about his experience in the Israeli government.

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    The Arab Lobby Controls US Media and Foreign Policy

    September 9, 2007

    The Arab Lobby Controls US Media and Foreign Policy

    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2007/09/arab-lobby-controls-us-media-abd.html

    Last year Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal donated $20 million each to Harvard and Georgetown Universities for programs in Islamic studies. The good prince also owns a chunk of Time/AOL the company who’s unit CNN employs the anti Israel Christiane Amanpour.In November of 2005, Fox’s O’Reilly showed live footage of the French Intifada as it raged in Paris. According to WorldNetDaily, Saudi billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, (aka Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin AbdulAziz AlSaud), who owns 5-6% of the Fox News Channel, personally called Rupert Murdoch and asked him to change the offensive (but accurate) caption: “Muslim Riots” to the less offensive (and less accurate) “Civil Riots.” Within thirty minutes, the Prince had his way.

    In December 2005, Prince Al-Waleed donated $20 million each to Harvard University and Georgetown University to finance Islamic studies. The gift to Georgetown, which set up the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in his honor, was the university’s second-largest donation in history, and the gift to Harvard was among its 25 largest. Any idea of what the skew of thoses studies are.

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is the largest single stockholder in Time and Citibank he is a one man Arab Lobby. But you wont hear Messers Walt and Mearsheimer talk about him or any of the other Saudi investors who challenge our free speech and influence American foreign policy.


    What’s so nefarious about Jews exercising their right to speech?

    What’s so nefarious about Jews exercising their right to speech?

    By Jeff Robbins

    September 7, 2007

    A crop of Israel’s critics — most prominently Jimmy Carter and now Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, the authors of “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” — have managed something of a feat: They express no concerns about the massive pro-Arab effort, funded in significant measure by foreign oil money, taking American Jews to task for participating in the American political process; meanwhile, they inoculate themselves against charges of anti-Jewish bias by pre-emptively predicting that “the Jewish lobby” will accuse them of it.

    Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer, in particular, have been heralded by Israel’s critics for their “courage” in attacking American Jews, who have allegedly “strangled” criticism of Israel. Their case seems one part laughable, and one part eyebrow-raising.

    An anecdote from my own experience with the anti-Israel lobby may shed some light on the absurdity of the Walt-Mearsheimer offensive. Not long after Sept. 11, 2001, I received a call from a major defense contractor asking for a favor. I was serving as president of the Boston chapter of the World Affairs Council, a national organization that debates foreign policy, and the defense contractor was one of the Council’s principal sponsors.

    The Saudi Arabian government was sponsoring a national public relations campaign to cultivate American public opinion, and was sending Saudi emissaries around the country to make the case that Saudi Arabia was a tolerant, moderate nation worthy of American support. Would the Council organize a forum of Boston’s community leaders so that the Saudis could make their case?

    While this was patently no more than a Saudi lobbying effort, we organized the forum, and it was well-attended by precisely the slice of Boston’s political and corporate elite that the Saudis and their defense contractor benefactor had hoped for. The Saudis maintained that their Kingdom should be regarded as a promoter of Middle East peace, and that the abundant evidence that Saudi Arabia was in fact promoting a virulent brand of extremist Islam should be discounted.

    Saudi Arabia paid for the trip of its emissaries to Boston, for the Washington, D.C.-based public relations and lobbying company which organized the trip, and for the Boston public relations and lobbying company that handled the Boston part of the visit. And it drew upon the resources and relationships of the defense contractor, which sells hundreds of millions of dollars of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, to support and orchestrate its public relations effort.

    The billions in petrodollars Arab states spend in the U.S. for defense, construction, engineering and consulting contracts position them nicely to win friends in high places, and friends are what they have. That is true all over the world, is true in this country, and has been true for quite some time. As U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull noted 60 years ago, “The oil of Saudi Arabia constitutes one of the world’s great prizes.” His successor, Edward Stettinius, opposed the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East, stating “It would seriously prejudice our ability to afford protection to American interests, economic and commercial . . . throughout the area.”

    The Saudis and their allies have not been shy about supplementing their considerable leverage in the U.S. by targeting expenditures to affect the debate over Middle East policy by funding think tanks, Middle East studies programs, advocacy groups, community centers and other institutions.

    To take one obvious example, just last year Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal donated $20 million each to Harvard and Georgetown Universities for programs in Islamic studies. Prince Alwaleed, chairman of a Riyadh-based conglomerate, is the fellow whose $10 million donation to the Twin Towers Fund following the Sept. 11 attacks was rejected by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani after the Saudi Prince suggested that the U.S. “re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinians.”

    Georgetown and Harvard had no apparent qualms about accepting Prince Alwaleed’s money. The director of Georgetown’s newly-renamed Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center rejected any suggestion that the Saudi magnate was attempting to use Saudi oil wealth to influence American policy in the Middle East. “There is nothing wrong with [Prince Alwaleed] expressing his opinion on American foreign policy,” he said. “Clearly, it was done in a constructive way.”

    In other words, for those who accept the Arab line on the Israel-Arab conflict — namely, that it is the product of Israeli intransigence in some form or another — the increasing proliferation of Middle East-funded enterprises all across the country aimed at advancing the Arab view of the conflict constitute “nothing wrong.” Nor are those hewing to the anti-Israel line troubled by the way in which the massive Islamic bloc of nations, by dint both of their number and their economic leverage over the rest of the world, are able to guarantee an incessantly anti-Israel agenda at the United Nations and other international fora.

    Although the aggressive deployment of petrodollars and oil-based influence from foreign sources aimed at advancing a pro-Arab line constitutes “nothing wrong” as far as Israel’s critics are concerned, a new political fashion holds that there is something very wrong indeed about American Jews and other American backers of Israel expressing their support for Israel, and urging their political leaders to join them in that support.

    Our major newspapers and networks, with correspondents in Israel able to take advantage of an Israeli political system that is a free-for-all and an astonishingly vibrant and self-critical Israeli press, report daily on every twist and turn of the conflict and are very frequently critical of Israel. As for American campuses, most objective observers would have little difficulty concluding that far from being criticism-free, they are in fact dominated by critics of Israel. Clearly, as strangleholds on criticism go, whatever stranglehold the pro-Israel community has on debate in the U.S. is a very loose one indeed.

    If the charge that American Jews are able to stifle criticism of Israel is simply silly, the leveling of the charge that there is something nefarious about Jews urging support for the Jewish state raises questions about whether Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer have descended into a certain ugliness. And the tactic of trying to neutralize those questions by loudly predicting that they will be asked, however clever a tactic it may be, does not neutralize them.

    It is apparently the authors’ position that, even in the face of the overwhelming leverage of an Arab world swimming in petrodollars, with a lock on the U.N. and an unlimited ability to pay for pro-Arab public relations, American Jews are obliged to stay silent. In essence, Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer have repackaged the “the-Jews-run-the-country” stuff which has long been the bread and butter of anti-Semites.

    Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer deny that they are anti-Semitic, and that is certainly good news. But where they are apparently content with foreign oil money being used to advance a pro-Arab position on the Middle East, but devote themselves to criticizing American Jews for lobbying their public officials in support of the Jewish state, one may legitimately wonder what phrase would apply. Surely, one’s denial that he is anti-Semitic, while welcome, is hardly dispositive; after all, the marked increase in anti-Semitism around the world is well-documented, and yet one rarely hears anyone actually announce that they are anti-Semitic, or that their views are anti-Semitic.

    But if anti-Semitism is too harsh a term, and if the word “bigoted” is also taken off the table, perhaps one can be forgiven for concluding that “anti-Jewish bias” fits the bill here. After all, where there is nothing wrong with foreign money from Arab countries advancing a pro-Arab agenda in Messrs. Walt’s and Mearsheimer’s world — but there is something very wrong with American citizens who are Jewish exercising their civic right to speak out on behalf of Israel and taking issue with the pro-Arab agenda — even the most vehement disclaimers of any bias against Jews lack a certain credibility.

    The potency of the Middle East-funded anti-Israel lobby around the world and in the U.S. is difficult to ignore. Yet, Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer and others who adhere to an anti-Israel line ignore it. In and of itself, this is not surprising. When at the same time they portray American Jews’ efforts to make the case for Israel as morally suspect, however, they open themselves up to reasonable charges of something far more troublesome than mere hypocrisy, and that is anti-Jewish bias, by whatever name.

    Mr. Robbins, a U.S. Delegate to the U.N. Human Rights Commission during the Clinton administration, is an attorney at Mintz, Levin in Boston and represents David Project in the Islamic Society of Boston lawsuit.