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The Arab Apartheid [Ben Dror Yemini]

May 18, 2011

The Arab Apartheid

By Ben Dror Yemini
Maariv (translated from Hebrew)
May 14, 2011


The real “nakba,” which is the story of the Arab apartheid. Tens of millions, among them Jews, suffered from the “nakba,” which included dispossession, expulsion and displacement. Only the Palestinians remained refugees because they were treated to abuse and oppression by the Arab countries. Below is the story of the real “nakba”



In 1959, the Arab League passed Resolution 1457, which states as follows: “The Arab countries will not grant citizenship to applicants of Palestinian origin in order to prevent their assimilation into the host countries.” That is a stunning resolution, which was diametrically opposed to international norms in everything pertaining to refugees in those years, particularly in that decade. The story began, of course, in 1948, when the Palestinian “nakba” occurred. It was also the beginning of every discussion on the Arab-Israeli conflict, with the blame heaped on Israel, because it expelled the refugees, turning them into miserable wretches. This lie went public through academe and the media dealing with the issue.

In previous articles on the issue of the Palestinians, we explained that there is nothing special about the Israeli Arab conflict. First, the Arab countries refused to accept the proposal of partition and they launched a war of annihilation against the State of Israel which had barely been established. All precedents in this matter showed that the party that starts the war – and with a declaration of annihilation, yet – pays a price for it. Second, this entails a population exchange: indeed, between 550,000 and 710,000 Arabs (the most precise calculation is that of Prof. Ephraim Karash, who calculated and found that their number ranges between 583,000 and 609,000). Most of them fled, a minority were expelled because of the war and a larger number of about 850,000 Jews were expelled or fled from Arab countries ( the “Jewish nakba”). Third, the Palestinians are not alone in this story. Population exchanges and expulsions were the norm at that time. They occurred in dozens of other conflict points, and about 52 million people experienced dispossession, expulsion and uprooting (”And the World is lying”). And fourth, in all the population exchange precedents that occurred during or at the end of an armed conflict, or on the backdrop of the establishment of a national entity, or the disintegration of a multinational state and the establishment of a national entity – there was no return of refugees to the previous region, which had turned into a new national state. The displaced persons and the refugees, with almost no exceptions, found sanctuary in the place in which they joined a population with a similar background: the ethnic Germans who wore expelled from Central and Eastern Europe assimilated in Germany, the Hungarian refugees from Czechoslovakia and other places found sanctuary in Hungary, the Ukrainians who were expelled from Poland found sanctuary in Ukraine, and so forth. In this sense, the affinity between the Arabs who originated in mandatory Palestine and their neighbors in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, was similar or even greater than the affinity between many ethnic Germans and their country of origin in Germany, sometimes after a disconnect of many generations.

Only the Arab states acted completely differently from the rest of the world. They crushed the refugees despite the fact that they were their coreligionists and members of the Arab nation. They instituted a régime of apartheid to all intents and purposes. So we must remember that the “nakba” was not caused by the actual dispossession, which had also been experienced by tens of millions of others. The “nakba” is the story of the apartheid and abuse suffered by the Arab refugees (it was only later that they became “Palestinians”) in Arab countries.




Egypt:



Throughout many eras, there was no real distinction between the inhabitants of Egypt and the inhabitants of the coastal plain. Both were Muslims, Arabs, who lived under Ottoman rule. According to the researcher Oroub El-Abed, commercial ties, mutual migration and intermarriage between the two groups was commonplace. Many of the residents of Jaffa were defined as Egyptians because they arrived in many waves, like the wave of immigration to Jaffa during the rule of Muhammad Ali and his son over many parts of the coastal plain. Inhabitants of the Ottoman Empire, which became mandatory Palestine, did not have an ethnic or religious identity that differed from that of the Egyptian Arabs.

Various records from the end of 1949 show that 202,000 refugees went to the Gaza Strip, primarily from Jaffa, Beer Sheva and Majdal (Ashkelon). That number may be exaggerated because the local poor also joined the list of aid recipients. The refugees went to the place where they were part of the majority group from all standpoints: ethnic, national and religious. Egypt, however, did not think so. At first, back in September 1948, a “government of all Palestine” was established, headed by Ahmad al-Baki. However, it was an organization under Egyptian auspices due to the rivalry with Jordan. The ostensible Palestinian government gave up the ghost after a decade.

What happened to the people in the Gaza Strip? How did the Egyptians treat them? Strangely, there is almost no research dealing with those days. But it is a bit difficult to hide that not so distant past. The Gaza Strip became a closed camp. It became almost impossible to leave Gaza. Severe restrictions were imposed on the Gazans (the originals and the refugees) in everything connected with employment, education and other matters. Every night there was a curfew until dawn the next day. There was only one matter in which the Egyptians assisted to the best of its ability: the school books contained serious incitement against Jews. Already in 1950, Egypt notified the UN that “due to the population crowding,” it would not be possible to assist the Palestinians by resettling them. That was a dubious excuse. Egypt thwarted the UN proposal to resettle 150,000 refugees in Libya. Many of the refugees who had fled in the earlier stages and were within Egypt were also forced to move to the giant concentration camp that was forming in the Gaza Strip. In effect, all the settlement arrangements proposed for resettling the refugees were blocked by the Arab countries.

Despite the absolute isolation, there is testimony about what happened in the Gaza Strip during those years. The important American journalist Martha Gellhorn paid a visit to the refugee camps in 1961. She also went to the Gaza Strip. It wasn’t simple. Gellhorn described the bureaucratic ordeal involved in obtaining an entry permit to the Gaza Strip and the days of waiting in Cairo. She also described the “sharp contrast between the amiability of the clerks, and the anti-Semitic propaganda that blossomed in Cairo.” “The Gaza Strip is not a hole,” Gellhorn stated, “but rather one big prison. The Egyptian government and is the warden.” She described a harsh military régime with all the elite of the Gaza Strip expressing enthusiastically pro-Nasser positions. Thus, for example, “For 13 years (1948-1961) only 300 refugees managed to obtain temporary exit visas.” The only thing that the Egyptians gave the Palestinians was hate propaganda.

That is not the only testimony. In 1966, a Saudi newspaper published a letter by one of the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip:


“I would be happy if the Gaza Strip would be conquered by Israel. At least that way we would know that the one violating our honor, hurting us and tormenting us – would be the Zionist oppressor, Ben Gurion, and not an Arab brother whose name is Abdel Nasser. The Jews under Hitler did not suffer the way we are suffering under Nasser. In order to go to Cairo or Alexandria or other cities, we have to go through an ordeal.”



Radio Jedda in Saudi Arabia broadcast the following:


“We are aware of the laws that prohibit Palestinians from working in Egypt. We have to ask Cairo, what is the Iron Curtain that Abdel Nasser and his gang have raised around the Gaza Strip and the refugees? The military governor in Gaza has prohibited every Arab from traveling to Cairo without a military permit, which is valid for only 24 hours. Imagine, Arabs, how Nasser, who claims to be the pioneer of Arab nationalism, treats the wretched Arabs of Gaza, who are starving to death while the military governor and his officers enjoy the riches in the Gaza Strip.”



Even assuming that those were exaggerated descriptions in the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Nasser, we are still left with an oppressive régime of two decades. And it is worth noting another fact – when Israel arrived in the Gaza Strip, the life expectancy there was 48 years of age. After a little over two decades, the life expectancy has jumped to 72 years of age, past that of Egypt. More than the fact that this awards points to Israel, it also shows the abyss in which the Gaza Strip found itself during the days of the Egyptian régime.

Refugees from mandatory Palestine also lived in Egypt itself. Many of them did not even feel that they were Palestinians and preferred to assimilate. The Egyptians prevented them from doing so. Except for a short period of time that was considered the “golden age,” during some of the years of Nasser’s rule, which did not include the Gaza refugees, even those who were in Egypt suffered from restrictions on purchasing land, engaging in certain professions and education (for example, there was a prohibition on the establishment of a Palestinian school). The Egyptian citizenship law allowed citizenship for someone whose father is Egyptian, and later the law was expanded to anyone whose mother is Egyptian. In actuality, however, restrictions were imposed on anyone considered a Palestinian. Even the decision of an Egyptian court canceling the restrictions did not help. The new régime in Egypt has recently promised change. The change, even if it happens, cannot erase many years of discrimination, which was tantamount to collective punishment. Thus, for example, in 1978, Egyptian Minister of Culture Yusouf al-Shib’ai was murdered in Cyprus by a member of Abu Nidal’s group. In reprisal, the Palestinians suffered a new wave of attacks and the Egyptian parliament renewed legislation restricting the Palestinians in education and employment services.




Jordan:



Precisely like the identification and unity between the Arabs of Jaffa and southern Israel, and the Arabs of Egypt, similar identification exists between the Arabs of the West Bank and the Arabs of Jordan. Thus, for example, the Bedouin of the Majalis (or Majilis) tribe from the al-Karak region are originally from Hebron. During the days of the Ottoman Empire, Eastern Jordan was part of the Damascus district, like other parts of what later came under the auspices of the British mandate. According to the Balfour declaration, the area now called Jordan was supposed to be part of the Jewish national homeland.

The initial distress of the refugees on both sides of the Jordan River, was enormous. For example, Iraqi soldiers controlled the area of Nablus, and there is testimony about “the Iraqi soldiers taking the children of the rich for acts of debauchery and returning the children to their families the next day, the inhabitants are frequently arrested.” (in Hebrew) Indeed, Arab solidarity.

It seemed that Jordan treated the refugees differently. Under a 1954 Jordanian law, any refugee who lived in the area of Jordan between 1948 and 1954 was given the right to citizenship. However, that was only the outward façade. Below is a description of the reality under the Jordanian régime in the West Bank:


“We have never forgotten and we will never forget the nature of the régime that degraded our honor and trampled our human feelings. A régime that was built on an inquisition and the boots of the desert people. We lived for a long time under the humiliation of the Arab nationalism and it hurts to say that we had to wait for the Israeli conquest in order to become aware of humane relations with civilians.”



Because these things are liable to sound like an ad from a public relations campaign by the occupying force, it should be noted that they were published in the name of critics from the West Bank in an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al Hawadith on April 23, 1971.

As in all other Arab countries, Jordan did not do a thing to dismantle the refugee camps. While Israel was absorbing hundreds of thousands of refugees from Europe and the Arab countries in similar camps (transit camps), and undergoing a punishing process of rehabilitation, building new settlements and dismantling the camps, Jordan did exactly the opposite and prevented any process of rehabilitation. During those same two decades, not one institution of higher learning was established in the West Bank. The flowering of higher education began in the 1970s, after the Israelis took control..

Even the citizenship that was given to the refugees was mainly for the sake of appearances. Despite the fact that the Palestinians number over 50% of the inhabitants of Jordan, they hold only 18 seats – out of 110 – in the Jordanian parliament, and only 9 senators out of 55, who are appointed by the king. It should also be recalled that during just one month, September 1970, in one confrontation, Jordan killed many more Palestinians than all the Palestinians who have been hurt in the 43 years of Israeli rule over the West Bank and Gaza Strip.




Syria:



The first Congress of Muslim-Christian Associations, the first Palestinian Arab conference, was held in Jerusalem in 1919. At the conference, it was decided that Palestine, which had just been conquered by the British, was southern Syria – an integral part of greater Syria. Over the years of the mandate, the immigration from Syria into the British mandate territory increased, for example, the Al-Hourani family, which arrived from the Houran in Syria, and others. The idea of “greater Syria,” which included mandatory Palestine, was also reflected in the growing involvement of Syrians in the great Arab rebellion and in the gangs that arrived from Syria during the War of Independence. The refugees, therefore, were not strangers politically, religiously or ethnically. To the contrary. Their fate should not have been different from the fate of other ethnic groups who were expelled to a place in which they constituted the national and cultural majority.

Between 70,000 and 90,000 refugees arrived in Syria, the decisive majority of them from Safed, Haifa, Tiberias and Acre. Thus, in 1954, they were granted partial rights, which did not include political rights. Until 1968, they were prohibited from holding property. Syrian law enables any Arab citizens to obtain Syrian citizenship, provided that his permanent residence is in Syria and he has a proven capacity for economic subsistence. However, the Palestinians are the only ones outside the applicability of the law. Even if they are permanent residents and possess means, the law prevents them from obtaining citizenship.

Only 30% of those who, for some reason, are still considered “Palestinian refugees in Syria” still live in refugee camps. Actually, they should long ago have been considered Syrians to all intents and purposes. They were part of the national Arab identity, they are connected by family ties, they should have been assimilated into the economic life of the country. But despite that, as a result of the political brainwashing, they remain in Syria as a foreign element, they daydream about the “right of return,” and are kept perpetually in their inferior status. Most of them are at the bottom of the employment ladder, in the service (41%) and construction (27%) professions. But there is nothing like the field of education to clarify their situation. 23% do not even go to elementary schools and only 3% reach academic education.




Lebanon:



In the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians suffered for only two decades because of the Egyptian régime. In Lebanon, the apartheid continues to this day. The result is poverty, neglect, and enormous unemployment. Up to 1969, the refugee camps were under the stringent military control of Lebanon. According to the descriptions of Martha Gellhorn, most of the refugees were in a reasonable situation. Many even improved their standard of living compared with the days before the “nakba.” But in 1969, the Cairo Agreement was signed, which transferred control of the camps to the refugees themselves. The situation only grew worse. Terrorist organizations took control of the camps, which turned them into arenas of conflict – mostly violent – among the various groups.

A new study that was published in December 2010 presents data that makes the Gaza Strip look like paradise compared with Lebanon. Indeed, there was some scant publicity about it here and there, but as far as we know, there was no worldwide protest, not even a Turkish or international flotilla.

In contrast to Syria and Jordan, in which most of those defined as refugees are no longer in refugee camps, two thirds of the Palestinians in Lebanon live in camps, which are “enclaves outside the control of the state.” The most stunning data is that, despite the fact that about 425,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA, the study found that only between 260,000 and 280,000 Palestinians live in Lebanon. The paradox is that UNRWA is receiving financing for more than 150,000 people who are not even in Lebanon. This figure alone should have led to a serious inquest by the financing countries (primarily the US and Europe), but there is no chance that that will happen. The issue of the refugees is fraught with so many errors and lies that one more lie doesn’t really change anything. And so UNRWA can demand a budget for 425,000 people from the international community, while its website has a link to the study that shows that it’s all a fiction.

According to the study, the refugees are suffering from 56% unemployment. That seems to be the highest figure, not just among the Palestinians, but in the entire Arab world. Even those who are working are at the bottom of the employment ladder. Only 6% of those in the workforce have some kind of academic degree (compared with 20% of the workforce in Lebanon). The result is that 66% of the Palestinians in Lebanon live below the poverty line, which was set at six dollars per day per person. That is double the number of the Lebanese.

This dismal state of affairs is a result of apartheid to all intents and purposes. A series of Lebanese laws restrict the right to citizenship, to property, and to employment in the fields of law, medicine, pharmaceutics, journalism, etc. In August 2010 there was a limited amendment to the labor law but the amendment did not actually lead to any real change. Another directive prohibits the entry of building materials into refugee camps, and there are reports of arrests and the demolition of houses resulting from construction in the refugee camps. The partial and limited prohibition imposed by Israel on bringing building materials into the Gaza Strip stemmed from the firing of rockets at population centers. As far as we know, no prohibition was imposed in Lebanon due to a similar firing of rockets at population centers. And despite that, again, beyond the dry reports of human rights organizations, as part of the outlook that “they are permitted to do as they please,” no serious protest was recorded and no “apartheid week” was held against Lebanon.




Kuwait:



In 1991, the Palestinians constituted 30% of the country’s population. Relative to other Arab countries, their situation there was reasonable. Then Saddam Hussein invaded Iraq. As part of the attempts at compromise that proceeded to first Gulf War, Saddam made a “proposal” to retreat from Kuwait in exchange for Israel’s retreat from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The PLO, headed by Yasir Arafat, supported Saddam’s proposal. That support was the opening salvo in one of the worst events in Palestinian history. After Kuwait was liberated from the Iraqi conquests, and anti-Palestinian campaign commenced, which included persecution, arrests and show trials. The terrible saga ended in the expulsion of 450,000 Palestinians. Incidentally, some of them had settled there back in the 1930s, and most of them had no connection to Arafat’s support for Saddam. Nevertheless, they were subject to collective punishment, a transferor of proportions similar to the original nakba in 1948, which barely earned any mention in the world media. There are endless academic publications on the expulsion and flight in 1948. There are close to zero studies on the “nakba” of 1991.



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These are the main countries in which the refugees are located. Apartheid is also rampant in other countries. In Saudi Arabia, the refugees from mandatory Palestine have not received citizenship. In 2004, Saudi Arabia announced some changes but clarified that the changes do not include the Palestinians. Jordan also prevents 150,000 refugees, most of them originally from the Gaza Strip, from receiving citizenship now. In Iraq, the refugees were actually given preference under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, but since he fell from power they have become one of the most persecuted groups. Twice, both on the Libyan-Egyptian border and on the Syria,-Iraqi border, thousands of expelled Palestinians lived in temporary camps and not a single Arab state agreed to take them. That was a formidable show of “Arab solidarity,” in making the “Arab nation.” And it continues. Palestinians from Libya, refugees from the civil war, are now arriving at the border of Egypt, which refuses to grant them entry.

Time after time the Arab countries have rejected proposals to resettle the refugees, despite the fact that there was room and there was a need. The march continues. In 1995, the ruler of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, decided to expel 30,000 Palestinians, just because he was angry about the Oslo accords, about the PLO, and about the establishment of the Palestinian Authority. A Palestinian doctor, Dr. Ashraf al-Hazouz, spent 8 years in a Libyan prison (together with Bulgarian nurses), on false charges of spreading AIDS. In August 2010, before the present uprising, Libya passed laws that made the lives of the Palestinians impossible. It was precisely at the time when Libya dispatched a “humanitarian aid ship” to the Gaza Strip. There is no limit to hypocrisy.

The following is a summary of the apartheid against minorities in the Arab world in general, and against the Palestinians in particular. But there is a difference. While the Copts in Egypt or the Kurds in Syria are, indeed, minorities, the Arabs from mandatory Palestine were supposed to be an integral part of the Arab nation. Two of the symbols of the Palestinian struggle were born in Egypt – Edward Said and Yasir Arafat. Both of them tried to fabricate their birthplace as Palestine. Two other prominent symbols of the struggle by the Arabs of mandatory Palestine are Fawzi al-Qawuqji (who competed with the mufti to lead the Arab struggle against the British) and Izz al-Din al-Qassam – the former Lebanese and the latter Syrian. There is nothing strange about this, because the struggle was Arab, not Palestinian. And despite that, the Arabs of mandatory Palestine became the most downtrodden and spurned group of all, following the Arab defeat in 1948. The vast majority of the descriptions from those years talks about Arabs, not about Palestinians. Later, only later, did they become Palestinians.

The Arab countries are well aware that their treatment of the refugees from mandatory Palestine was no less than scandalous. To that end, they signed the “Casablanca Protocol” in 1965, which was supposed to grant the Palestinians the right of employment and movement, but not citizenship. To have it almost within their grasp. But like other documents of that type, this one did not change a thing. The abuse continued.

At the comparative level, it seems that the Palestinian group that underwent the most significant growth is the one that is under Israeli sovereignty – both the Israeli Arabs who received Israeli citizenship, whose situation is far better, and the Arabs of the territories. Despite the harsh living conditions in Lebanon and Syria, and before that also in Egypt and the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians under Israeli rule, beginning in 1967, have enjoyed a steady rise in their standard of living, in employment, in health services, in life expectancy, in the dramatic drop in infant mortality, and in the enormous growth of higher education.

For example, in all the territories captured by Israel in 1967, there was not one institution of higher education. In the 1970s, academic institutions began to sprout one after the other, and today there are at least 16 institutions of higher education. The growth in the number of students has continued for three decades, including during the years of the Intifada in the last decade. Within six decades the Palestinians – only those under Israeli rule – have become the most educated group in the Arab world.

The same is true in the political arena. After decades of political oppression, it was only under Israeli rule that the Palestinian national consciousness sprang up. For two decades after the War of Independence, the Arabs could have established a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. They did not do so – until Israel arrived and released them from the oppression of two decades. That didn’t make the occupation desirable. It doesn’t mean that there weren’t injustices and dispossessions. There were. But it seems that after the first two decades following the “nakba,” it was actually the era of Israeli rule that caused the enormous flourishing growth in every field. We should, and we must, criticize the negative aspects of the occupation. But we should, and we must, also remember the aspect that is ignored.

In the past decades, the lie has arisen again and again about Israel’s responsibility for the distress of the Palestinians, so it is advisable to set matters straight. The Palestinians went through a terrible experience of uprooting and expulsion. Most of them fled. Some of them were expelled. But, again, that type of occurrence was experienced by tens of millions of others. The difference lies in the fact that all the other tens of millions were absorbed by the countries to which they went. That has not been the case with the Palestinians. They have gone through ordeals of oppression, abuse, and denial of rights. That was the work of the Arab countries, which decided to perpetuate the situation. Many proposals to resolve the problem of the Palestinians and resettle them have been rejected again and again. The open wound has festered. Time after time the Arabs themselves have claimed that the Arabs are one nation. The borders between the countries, and of this there is no dispute, are a fiction of the colonial government. After all, there is no difference, either ethnic, or religious, or cultural, or national, between the Arabs of Jaffa and Gaza and the Arabs of El Arish and Port Said, or between the Arabs of Safed and Tiberias and the Arabs of Syria and Lebanon. Despite that, the Arab refugees have become the forced victims of the Arab world. The “right of return,” which is primarily a propaganda invention, has become the ultimate demand. Behind this demand was hidden, and still hides, one single intention: the annihilation of the State of Israel. The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Muhammad Salah al-Din, said back in 1949 that the “demand for the right of return was actually intended to achieve the purpose of annihilating Israel.” That was also the case at a conference of refugees that was held in 1957 in Homs in Syria, where it was declared that “Any discussion of the refugee issue that does not promise the right to the annihilation of Israel will be deemed a desecration of the Arab nation and treason.” There is no confusion here between the “right of return” and the “right of annihilation.” It is the same “right.” Identical words about return, whose purpose is the annihilation of Israel, were stated in 1988 by Sacher Habash, Yasir Arafat’s adviser. So, too, in our day, is the BDS campaign, whose platform supports the “right of return,” and whose leaders, such as Omar Barghouti, explained that the real objective is the annihilation of Israel.

Already back in 1952, Alexander Galloway, a senior official in UNRWA, stated that “The Arab countries do not want to resolve the problem of the refugees. They want to leave them like an open wound, as a weapon against Israel. The Arab rulers don’t care at all if the refugees live or die.” The Palestinian – and usually also the academic – historiography mimics a series of expressions of that type, just as it mimics the absorption of tens of millions of refugees in other places, and as it mimics the “Jewish nakba,” the story of the dispossession and expulsion of Jews from Arab countries, and as it mimics the story of the Arab apartheid. But the truth must be told. Indeed, there was a nakba, but it is a nakba that is recorded primarily in the name of the Arab apartheid.

Ben-Dror Yemini is a researcher, a lecturer and a journalsit (bdyemini@gmail.com)


http://www.nrg.co.il/app/index.php?do=blog&encr_id=f2b4c1b55be76d1e6d7b777256ea0370&id=2428 [Hebrew]


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FARHUD: 70 YEARS TO THE ARAB-NAZI MASSACRE, POGROM (1941-2011)

January 26, 2011

Confronting the Farhud
Edwin Black, January 24th 2011
The Nazi-Arab alliance had been aggressively sought by the Arabs of Palestine …. The legacy of Islamic and Arab hate that spurred the Farhud burned broad enough to help Hitler get ever closer to his goal of exterminating all Jews…
http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php? article=31836&pageid=37&pagename=Page+One

Pogroms against the Jewish people of Iraq in 1941. Based on the relationship with the Nazis with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Presented by the International Society for Sephardic Progress.
http://video.google.com/videoplay? docid=4820909332676727479#

The Farhud
The outbreak of mob violence against Baghdad Jewry known as the Farhud (Farhud is an Arabic term best translated as “pogrom” or “violent dispossession”)
http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php? ModuleId=10007277

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

Al-Farhud, Shmuel Moreh, Zvi Yehuda, Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 2010
The present volume is being published on the 69th anniversary of the Farhud, the pogrom committed by religious and nationalist Arabs against the Jews of Iraq on the Jewish holiday of Pentecost (Shavu’ot), 1-2 June 1941 …by the Research Institute of Babylonian Jewry… This volume is a revised version of the Hebrew edition. It consists of papers on the pogrom and on the events leading up to it which were originally published in English, others which were written in Hebrew and now appear in English for the first time, and documents which have not been previously published, including an updated list of the names of victims of the Farhud and a map indicating the places in Baghdad where rioters attacked Jews. This book thus provides the English reader with comprehensive and updated information on the Farhud and constitutes a memorial to the innocent victims killed during these pogroms and whose only crime was that they were Jews.
http://books.google.com/books?id=jLKlSgAACAAJ

The Racist Arab MK: Ahmed Tibi who loves to shout “racism”

August 6, 2010

The Racist Arab MK: Ahmed Tibi who loves to shout “racism”

Bogus rant & disinformation

An Arab MK politician criticized for so frequently throwing around ‘racism’ even ‘fascism’ flags on routine Israeli security action, in his campaign of bashing Israel, including spreading disinformation[1], he’s part of the scene of use of epithets like ‘fascist’ and ‘racist’ becoming so commonplace [2], some have put his propaganda unfounded ranting style while Israel’s a vital democracy with full equal rights, freedom for all, that,

…using inflammatory words like “racist” and “fascist.” As is his style, Tibi failed to back up his white-hot rhetoric with hard facts… The Arab Israeli lawmaker who accused the Jewish state of having ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’ policies enjoys rights and freedoms he wouldn’t find anywhere else in the Middle East. [3]

His “assertions” & claims of events are often refuted [4], he was Arafat’s top adviser, since Arafat systematically attacked the legitimacy of Israel as a “racist” he used Israeli-Arab politicians, like Ahmad Tibi in his/this campaign[5].

The racist

Tibi has been accused of being racist.[6],

In 1997 he said:

“Whoever sells his house to Jews, has sold his soul to Satan and has done a despicable act.” [7]

He’s accused of rewriting history of the Holocaust especially the part of the Mufti & his linkage with Hitler, reviving an old canard that the real Holocaust victims were “innocent” Arabs who paid the price for Europe’s crime[8]. In an anti-Israel bashing editorial in the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper in July 2007, he said, [the entire area of] Palestine belongs to the Arabs only, not to the Jews[9][10]. Despite alarming worries over his association with the PLO and the idea of negating Israel’s existence – seeking its destruction, inciting to racism, the democratic Israeli court [so often favoring Arabs’ side] Ok’d his party’s inclusion[11], yet, this backstabber ungrateful Arab, only knows how to smear Israel, to cast it (and its genuine security concerns) in a bad light, on world stage[12].

The violent

He has a violent background of attacking security officials[13], has been accused of supporting terror, terrorists organizations[14].

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The War on the War on Islamic terror – False racialization of fear of terror

May 20, 2009

The War on the War on Islamic terror – False racialization of fear of terror

A writer elaborates on: Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Anti-Arabism: The False Link [1], In the wake of 9/11, opponents of profiling have shifted away from arguing against it because it is “racist”, but experts argue that Racial profiling: A matter of survival [2], the Arab world and some of the Arabists (inside and outside Israel) have categorized many Israelis’ genuine concern for their saftey and saftey of their children as “racism”. [3], at the UN’s Durban 2 conference, in on going major attempt to categorize ‘counter-terrorism’ as ‘Islamophobia’, Pakistan’s Islamic group wanted to include even more language to equate counter-terrorism with racism. Pakistan, Algeria, and Iran also wanted the words, “Islamophobia” and “anti-Arabism” to remain in the document. [4]

A few points about the racist UN – Durban “anti-racism” conference

April 20, 2009

A few points about the racist UN – Durban “anti-racism” conference

Why Western countries tend to boycott it. 
 
 
1) Since Muslim nations (OIC & Iran) push to criminalize criticism of Islamists’ bigotry, doesn’t it mean that anything being said in that conference is the opposite of tolerance and of truth?
 
2) How can the UN avoid the largest practitioner of racism, which is Arabism (against: Kurds, Berbers, Africans, Jews, Assyrians, Asians, etc.), but focuses on the so called “anti-Arab racism”?
[ Arabism is racism! ]

3) When will Arab racists & Islamic bigots let go of the UN and stop hijacking it with it’s lobbies (silencing Arab racist genocide in Darfur, yet daming innocent Israelis who merely try to survive)?
 
4) Why is Arab terror singling out Jews not racist?
 
5) Why is the essence of the entire “conflict'” in the M.E. not a form of bigotry by Arab Muslims who can’t “accept” the non Arab non Muslim pluralistic democratic Israel?
 
6) Are Jews living, or even allowed to live in racist “Palestinian” controlled territories (Judenrein – ethnic cleaning)?
 
7) When will lefty radicals (Meretz/B’Tzelem) talk about preferential treatments to Arabs OVER Jews inside Israel, like in Hebron and in other cases?
 
8] Why are (Arab Palestinian or Hezbollah) the ones using its own kids as cannon fodders considered “innocent victims”?
 
9) Is Israel battling just terrorism or an ARAB MUSLIM CAMPAIGN  OF GENOCIDE since the 1920’s?

 

10) How more racist can the Durban-conference get, If the two oppressive regimes: Libya & Iran are the “stars”?
Libya – whose Muamar Qaddafi (besides his own persecution of non-Arabs, especially blacks in his country) the one of the champions in today’s racist Arabization, and Arabist racism against Africa (whose “vision” has been compared to Hitler’s “lebensraum”), in: Chad, Nigeria, etc., ultimately his crimes  in the Sudan region helped in leading the current Al-Bashir’s genocide on Millions of Africans (financed mainly by Libya and S. Arabia).
Iran, the regime of Islamic bigotry’s oppression on its own population with an added special persecution on all on-Muslims: Christians, Baha’i, Jews, etc. or on non-“pure-Persians” like: Ahwazi – Arabs, Kurds, Azeris, Baluchis, etc. now under the leadership of: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [EichmannJihad – the Islamic Hitler] who plays as if he “denies” the holocaust only in order to prepare for (his wishful) the second, “wiping off Israel”.
 

Thus, the shame of the UN, kidnapped by the epitome of intolerance today, the infamous twin fascism: Arab racism, as in Gadhafi, and Islamic bigotry as in Amadinejad, are going to be “preaching” (and determine) to the world on tolerance.

It’s official: Arab racists & Muslim fascists have taken over Malmo – Sweden

March 9, 2009

It’s official: Arab racists & Muslim fascists have taken over Malmo – Sweden

Swedish police let violent leftist-Arab mob disrupt peaceful protest …Jan 26, 2009 … A pro-Israel rally in Malmo, Sweden was disrupted violently Sunday by an … including those who had received permission to demonstrate.
http://israelinsider.ning.com/profiles/blogs/swedish-police-let-violent
 
Swedish Rioters Try to Storm Israel-Sweden Tennis Match – News … Swedish Rioters Try to Storm Israel-Sweden Tennis Match. Reported: 20:40 PM – Mar/07/09 …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/161778

Sweden’s unsporting behavior | 09 March 2009. By Ethel C. Fenig. As the Arabs/Muslims infest the sports world with their racist hatred…

http://europenews.dk/en/node/20870

Anti-Israel apartheid in Sweden

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1236269377485&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Sweden: Muslim mob attacks peaceful pro-Israel rally, chants …Sweden: Muslim mob attacks peaceful pro-Israel rally, chants “Hitler! Hitler! Hitler!” Jihad Watch 26 January 2009..

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024586.php

 
Caroline Glick by Caroline Glick
While Israel provides the full rights of citizenship to its Arab minority, Jews are denied the rights of citizenship in every Arab League member state, and the Palestinians’ fundamental demand is that no Jew be permitted to live in a future Palestinian state. … In just one notable instance, for the past week Israeli tennis players, Amir Haddad and Andy Ram have been suffering the consequences of the Left’s collusion with these anti-Jewish groups in Sweden. …
http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2009/03/are_you_proud_to_be_a_leftist.asp
 
Thousands demonstrate Israel-Sweden match | JTA – Jewish & Israel NewsThousands of people demonstrated against Israel during a Davis Cup match in Sweden. … gathered Saturday afternoon outside the matches’ venue in Malmo. … United Arab Emirates refused to issue a visa to Israeli tennis standout Shachar …
http://jta.org/news/article/2009/03/08/1003541/thousands-demonstrate-israel-sweden-davis-cup-match

Sweden’s unsporting behavior 09 March 2009. By Ethel C. Fenig. As the Arabs/Muslims infest the sports world with their racist hatred…
http://europenews.dk/en/node/20870

Anti-Israel apartheid in Sweden
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1236269377485&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Sweden: Muslim mob attacks peaceful pro-Israel rally, chants …Sweden: Muslim mob attacks peaceful pro-Israel rally, chants “Hitler! Hitler! Hitler!” Jihad Watch 26 January 2009..
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024586.php

 
Clashes in Sweden at Israel match – 7 Mar 2009 by Nizar
It makes me wonder why don’t Arabs and Muslims demonstrate in the same way against the Pakistan matches? aren’t they protesting against the occupation/invasion/settlement/formation of a state over a land that isn’t originally theirs? …
http://nizars.com/2009/03/07/clashes-in-sweden-at-israel-match/
 
Apotheosis of Eurabia: Swedish police hire …Jan 2, 2009 … Apotheosis of Eurabia: “Police hire protection in Malmö suburb,” from The Local, December 31: The police have contracted a security firm to help with the surveillance and protection of the police station in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård. In connection with unrest in Rosengård the station has on repeated occasions been the target of fireworks, vandalism and stone-throwing youths. The security firm will be deployed to help to ensure that the vandalism is not repeated, according to a report by local TV4 news program.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024191.php
 
Jan 3, 2009 … The Chronicles of Eurabia continues. The Muslim dominated Malmö suburb of Rosengård, Sweden has become such a dangerous center of Islamic ..
http://answersforthefaith.com/2009/01/03/chronicles-of-eurabia-swedish-police-hire-protection-from-islamic-youth

 


[Feb 8, 2009] Arab Gang Attacks Peaceful Jews in Sweden with OMG Rockets and Bombs … a face-off with pro-Israel demonstrators in Malmo, Sweden…
http://wejew.com/media/3552/Arab_Gang_Attacks_Peaceful_Jews_in__Sweden_with_OMG_Rockets_and_Bombs/

Arabs throws pipebombs and fires rockets on peacful pro-israeli …Feb 8, 2009 … gaza war moves to Malmo | Vlad Tepes, den februari 9th, … Mob To Attack Demonstrators · MUST SEE: Pro-Arab Mob Fires Rockets, …
http://tedekeroth.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/arabs-throws-pipebombs-and-fires-rockets-on-peacful-pro-israeli-demonstration/

Jewish Political Studies Review – Arab and Muslim Anti-Semitism in …Anti-Jewish ferment among parts of the country’s Arab and Muslim population is largely ….. Similar attacks have taken place in Malmö and Göteborg.27 …
http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=3&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=625&PID=861&IID=1028&TTL=Arab_and_Muslim_Anti-Semitism_in_Sweden

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The following are some examples of hate attacks by Racist Arabs and bigoted Muslims on Jews in Malmo Sweden – source:
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4HPID_enCR310US204&q=site%3aantisemitism.org.il+arabs++malmo  

On the evening of 7th September 2002, while two Jews were on their way to the synagogue in Malmo, two Arabs shouted at them: “Damn Jews”! …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/events/3148/Sweden_&%238211%3B_Antisemitic_Epithets_Shouted_at_Jews_in_Malmo

Sweden – Arabs Attacked Jews in Malmö. On 30th March 2004, four young thugs broke into a Jewish-owned shop in Malmö, shouting antisemitic epithets…
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=4&search=attacked

The car belonging to a Danish community member visiting Malmo had the front window smashed in. Earlier that night there were several male Arabs screaming in …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?search=kippa

Sweden – Windows Smashed in a Synagogue in Malmo … On 10 October 2001, during the Simhat Torah prayer services, some Arabs tried on two occasions to pick …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=7&search=synagogue

Arabs harassed Jews gathered near synagogues in Malmö and in Stockholm. … were visiting their family in Bury when some Arab males started shouting …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?search=harassed

Sweden- Purification Building at Malmö Jewish Cemetery Torched … a child wearing a skullcap was attacked by at least three men who looked like Arabs.
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=2&country=26&id_category=101

on 27th September, and on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) on 6th October, Arabs harassed Jews gathered near synagogues in Malmö and in Stockholm. …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?search=synagogues

Sweden- Purification Building at Malmö Jewish Cemetery Torched
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=344

A burial chapel in the Jewish cemetery in central Malmö was fire bombed early this … hundreds of Moroccans and Arabs went wild, setting cars in fires and …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/events/page/8

Sweden – Antisemitic remark at school in Malmo … Al-Baz states that all Arabs and Muslims must refrain from making generalizations and racist remarks …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=15&search=hitler

Sweden – object thrown at a synagogue in Malmo …. On 6th September 2002, (the eve of the Jewish New Year) three Arabs aged 25-40 passed by the Great …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=3&search=shouting

The perpetrators were apparently Arabs living in the vicinity. 07-12-2002 / United States … Sweden – Brown Material Smeared on a Malmo Synagogue Window …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=3&search=smeared

On 20th December 2003,a number of youths of Arab appearance threatened personnel of the … Sweden – Threatening Telephone Calls to a Jewish Family in Malmö …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=228®ion=EU On 4th February 2004, there was a confrontation between Jewish youths, boys and girls, and Arab youths at a “MacDonald’s” branch in Malmö…
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=204®ion=EU

We warn the Arabs and the Muslims against this cancer which has already spread in … Sweden – Threatening Telephone Calls to a Jewish Family in Malmö …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/events/page/302

Sweden – Desecration of a Cemetery in Malmo. On 16th September 2002, … all appearing to be Arabs, shouted antisemitic epithets at the “Od Yosef Hai” …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=365&country=%26id_category%3D103%26region%3DCIS

Verbal attacks accord outside the Malmö Synagogue during the Rosh Hashana Service. …Arab hackers!!! Israel Go To Hell” with, …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?search=allah

4-5 young Arabs were harassing a member of the Jewish Community of Malmö when he was walking in the city. The youngsters shouted “Fucking Jew”, …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=4&search=harassed

On 27th July 2006, some 500 people, Arabs and left-wing activists participated in a …. Sweden – Antisemitic Epithets Shouted a Jewish Pupils in Malmö …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=19&search=hitler

Sweden – An anti-Semitic mail send to the Jewish Community of Malmö … The perpetrator was of Arab appearance. He walked past the victim and shouted …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=2&id_category=104®ion=EU

Chabbad Malmö held a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the attack in …. In the subway, two young Arab-origin Muslim, came out of it and shouted in …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=2&id_category=103®ion=EU

It was established to take Palestine from the Arabs and was not as …. street in front of the Synagogue in Malmö , and harass community members while they …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=23

0n 25th April 2002, two men, Arab in appearance, made threatening gestures and shouted … Sweden – Threat to Prominent Jewish Community Member in Malmö …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=23&id_category=104®ion=EU

A group of young thugs of Arab origin cursed and spat on Jewish youths on a tram … Arabs harassed Jews gathered near synagogues in Malmö and in Stockholm. …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=50&id_category=103®ion=EU

Sweden – Threatening Telephone Calls to a Jewish Family in Malmö … of a woman of Arab extraction to the fact that she was blocking the parking lot. …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/events/page/318

On 11th November 2003, a stone was thrown by a man of Arab extration at a rabbi …
http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/search/?page=319

Arab racism against Jews inside Israel: Arabs’ rampage in Acre

October 23, 2008

Arab racism against Jews inside Israel: Arabs’ rampage in Acre

[Oct 2008]…

the violence continued as Arabs heading back to their neighborhoods ran riot through Jewish areas of the city. Calling “Death to the Jews” and Allah hu akbar (“Allah is great”), the rioters vandalized hundreds of Jewish-owned shops and vehicles, and threw rocks at people on their way to or from Yom Kippur prayers.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/127921

Police arrest Acre Yom Kippur driver… Police on Monday arrested 48 year-old Jamal Taufik, the driver who entered Jewish east Acre on the evening of Yom Kippur and who is blamed by police for sparking a provocation that deteriorated into several nights of racial violence and rioting.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1222017521503

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