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BRITISH PARLIAMENT 1930-1947:

November 2, 2011

BRITISH PARLIAMENT 1930-1947:


  • ON ‘UNCHECKED’ ILLEGAL ARAB IMMIGRATION

  • THE ‘UNFAIR’ “WHITE PAPER” RESTRICTING ONLY JEWISH IMMIGRATION

  • ON JEWISH IMMIGRANTS INHABITING MOSTLY THE DESERTED SWAMPY LAND

  • AND ACTUALLY BENEFITING ARABS IN PALESTINE


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PALESTINE. (Hansard, 17 November 1930)
Mr. LLOYD GEORGE I wish to… This White Paper is a one-sided document. It is biased. Its whole drift is hostile to the spirit of the mandate… Jewish capital has been flowing into that country since the Peace, and Jewish capital has improved Arab conditions. You cannot pour capital into a country and simply confine its benefits to one section of the community…. you cannot restore a land so let down as this without a good deal of loss, and if these people, who have got an historic affection for this land, are prepared to sink their capital there, and to lose it—they are not people who will do It in every land as a rule—but if they are prepared to do it out of natural love and affection for this country, why should we hinder them?…


The Jews are 20 per cent. of the population, and their contribution to the revenue of Palestine is between 40 and 50 per cent. That is what enabled the Palestine Government to raise a loan of £4,000,000 or £5,000,000 85 —[Interruption]—£4,500,000 was raised as a development loan, most of which provided labour for the Arabs, it was not spent upon the Jewish settlements there. We are told the Jews are using their wealth for the purpose of driving the poor Arab fellaheen from the soil of their fathers. It is not true. Most of the land cultivated by the Jews is land which they have reclaimed from the wilderness. Here and there, no doubt, upon the fringe of a morass, a little squalid Arab village may have been disturbed, but there have only been 700 taken out in order that it might be possible to drain the land. Half of them have been put back on the land and the others have found some other work. Here is a phrase which I will quote to the House: ‘Most of the land acquired by the Jews was swampy and malarial and required heavy expenditure on drainage before it could be made habitable. Much of the rest was sand dunes.’ What is the result? Not merely can you settle more people on the land, but you have improved the health of the community. Malaria is a very serious disease there, and it was slaughtering these poor people, and by this enormous expenditure of Zion and the other associations, such as the Colonisation Society, great tracts of territory have been drained in these areas and malaria has been eliminated. I would like somebody to take the trouble to read the eloquent description given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Darwen (Sir H. Samuel) when he was Commissioner of Palestine of this area. Its condition before the Jews went there was a swamp, a morass, created by the famous brook of Kishon. There were just a few miserable Arab villages right up on the hillsides, and not very many people there. The Jews spent £900,000 on draining about 50 square miles, and now there is a population of 2,600—probably it is more now. There are 20 villages, there are schools, there is a little forest in what was a treeless waste—this is very important in Palestine, as T shall point out—there is a training college for women for agriculture, and there are hospitals. That is a description of one valley.


… Surely with such an increase of population there must have been a great increase in the employment available for the Arab population. The large increase of population has been due undoubtedly, apart from a considerable Arab immigration, to the measures we have taken, in which the Jews have helped, to improve the health of the country, …
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1930/nov/17/palestine


PALESTINE (IMMIGRATION). (Hansard, 26 March 1934)
Mr. RHYS DAVIES asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty’s Government’s policy of restricting immigration into Palestine includes measures to control and restrict Arab immigration from Transjordania; and whether any increase in Arab immigration is accepted as a reason for restricting Jewish immigration?
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1934/mar/26/palestine-immigration
Your Democracy – Housing
http://yourdemocracy.newstatesman.com/parliament/housing/HAN3312744


PALESTINE LOAN [GUARANTEE]. Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Commons — May 11, 1934
Yet I think the worst illustration of all is in the question of immigration. You have these frightfully heavy restrictions upon Jews who go into the so-called Jewish National Home, and at the same time you have Arabs immigrating into that country without any check or restriction and without any possibility of knowing how many are going in except when the census is taken. The census figures have shown a far larger numerical increase of Arabs than of Jews, and that 1369 in the last year when the cry for labour has been so great. It has led to a large immigration of Arab labour. That labour is unskilled and is gradually driving Jewish labour out of all the unskilled trades and the heavy manual trades in the country. When I was in Haifa last I saw Jews, driven from Salonica, six feet high and broad-shouldered men, doing the stevedore work in the port, and their complaint was that they were offered precisely the same wage as the Arabs who came in. There again, you have the same discrimination against Jewish labour. Unless you can get the working class in Palestine Jewish it will never be a Jewish country. If you are to go on allowing the capitalist to go in—the merchant and the middleman—you will have repeated in Palestine what has happened in the rest of the world. One hope of making Palestine a Jewish country is to allow the workers to go in and to see that they are not driven out by inferior labour and paid a sweated wage on which the Jew cannot live free.
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1934/may/11/palestine-loan-guarantee
Immigration.: 26 Jul 1939: House of Commons debates – TheyWorkForYou
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=1939-07-26a.1454.2


PALESTINE (REFUGEES).Mr Malcolm Macdonald Commons — May 24, 1939
Mr. Herbert Morrison Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the White 2295 Paper it is set out that it is Jewish immigration that will be discounted to the extent of any illegal immigration into Palestine, and that in that connection there is no mention of Arab illegal immigration?


Mr. MacDonald It will clearly be unfair to the Jews to deduct from their immigration quota the number of illegal Arab immigrants. The question, as I understood it, was what was to happen with regard to illegal Arab immigration, and I answered that steps would be taken to prevent it equally with steps to prevent illegal immigration of Jews.
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1939/may/24/palestine-refugees


IMMIGRATION. Sir Geoffrey Mander Commons — July 26, 1939
Mr. Mander asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the extent in numbers during each of the last three years and for the last three months of illegal Arab immigration into Palestine, and what steps are being taken to prevent it?
[…]
Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that at least the same energy will be shown in preventing illegal Arab immigration into Palestine as in preventing illegal Jewish immigration?
[…]
Miss Rathbone asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in the matter of immigration into Palestine, he will consider making a concession on behalf of the elderly dependants of already established Jewish immigrants from the countries of persecution,..
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1939/jul/26/immigration
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=1939-07-26a.1454.2


Illegal Immigration (Hansard, 19 November 1947)
Mr. Janner Can my right hon. Friend give to the House the total number of Arabs residing illegally in Palestine, and can he say whether reductions are made from the monthly quota for Arab immigration on that account?


Mr. Creech Jones That does not arise on this Question.


Mr. Stokes rose


Mr. Speaker It is quite obvious that we could go all over the place if we went on with this Question.


Mr. Stokes On a point of Order. As I have been unable to pursue this matter, Sir, I beg to give notice that I shall raise it on the Adjournment at the earliest possible moment.


Mr. Janner On a point of Order. With respect, Sir, the main Question referred to illegal immigration into Palestine, and I was referring to illegal immigration over 1121 the borders of Transjordan, Egypt, and so on, by Arabs.


Mr. Stokes Further to that point of Order. As my supplementary question would have dealt with where the money comes from, and representations to the United States, would it be in Order to ask it now, Mr. Speaker?
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1947/nov/19/illegal-immigration
19 Nov 1947: House of Commons
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debate/?id=1947-11-19a.1120.6

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Research: So-called “Palestinians”: The Truth about “Palestinian” Arabs A.K.A. Arab immigrants’ children, grandchildren & the vastly vacant desolate land prior to the rise of Jewish return

February 14, 2011


So-called “Palestinians”: The Truth about “Palestinian” Arabs A.K.A. Arab immigrants’ children, grandchildren & the vastly vacant desolate land prior to the rise of Jewish return


INTRODUCTION


Origins and immigration

Foreign Arab and foreign Muslim immigration:


Over 100,000 or at least 150,000 (to some estimates, such as the testimony given in the U.S. Congress in 1939) have immigrated during the British Mandate alone, or during a 17 Years old period.


At least 50,000 or more have immigrated from Hauran, Syria alone. According to an aticle published in the Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society in October, 1936: over 20000 Hauranis entered Palestine in the period April- November, 1934.


Immigrants include: Arab – Egyptians (mainly in the early 1800s), Syrian, Algerian, Sudanese, S. Arabians. Other Muslims from: Bosnia during the 1800s and fascist Nazi Slavic-Muslims after WW2 [this Slavic mix might explain the phenomenon of lighter skinned small group among those calling themselves “Palestinians”].


‘Arab Palestine’ was always believed to be of a mixture of people, passing through it by trade, invasion, conquest, etc. From Arabia and elsewhere.


1800s’ – Palestine’s Bedouin “community of setllers.”

As late as 1876 (and reprinted in 1894 and in 1898), Karl Baedeker, Albert Socin wrote in Palestine and Syria: Handbook for travellers: “‎The settled tribes are those permanently resident in Palestine, the Hauran, the Beki’a, and N. Syria…”.
In 1906, they (with Immanuel Benzinger, John Punnett Peters) wrote in Palestine and Syria with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia: handbook for travellers: “Only a few settled tribes, practising agriculture, are resident In Palestine….”


Basically, today’s so called “Palestinians” [who, up to the 1960s were referred to either South Syrians prior to the 1920s, or plain Arabs, or more specifically Palestine Arabs, after the French removed Emir Faisal, from Damascus in 1920. Then, since the late 1960s have adopted this title to be theirs exclusively] comprise a salad mixture of: Syrian Arabs, Saudi Arabs, Sudanese [Afro-]Arabs, Egyptian, Turkish, Kurdish, Bosnian, Algerian and others (which explains their surnames – telling of their origin/original land). Yet, this ‘mixture’ (which includes as well many non-Jews who’re non-Arabs, yet, have been counted in early census as “Arabs”) was never cohesive, nor did it ever before “see” itself as a “nation” (More here, here, and here. Even “Palestinian”-Arab propagandist writers such as R. Khalidi admits to, the ‘modern’ new phenomenon of having a separate “identity.”).


Britiah Mandate policy

Research shows again and again that the British, whether by pressure of the violent Arabs or due to its own biased tendency, (come to think of it, in retrospect, maybe, if Jews wouldn’t be so kind and tolerant, if they’d behave like the racist Arabs and be so intolerant of Arab immigrants as the Arabs were so adamantly oppose to the Jews, the outcome might have been different and a myth of “native Palestinians” would have been avoided) willfully ignored huge Arab immigration (docuemnted also by ‘totally objective’ authors such as Ladislas Farago in “A Palestinian Kaleidoscope, Palestine on the Eve” in the 1930s) and spinned, suppressed information and any protest about that, while putting heavy restriction on Jewish immigration exculsively. Yet, since there’s no official recorded data because of that destructive British policy, we are unable to obtain exact numbers (as the British have admitted), thus, we can only ascertain that –with no control on Arab immigration and so many coming evading British control– the crowds were huge, as Roosevelt [criticizing British ‘white paper’ policy] pointed out that Arab immigration in the 1920s far exceeded that of the Jews‘.


Needless to say that in such a British anti-Zionist environment, they couldn’t bring themselves to admit the direct linkage between Arab population growth to Arab immigration due to Zionists’ changing the face of the deserted land (fact: Jewish immigration, labor and investment, improved the lives of Arabs and even stimulated Arab immigration to the new reconstruction of the land. Meriden Record – May 24, 1939) — that would be a humiliating admission to its failure — on top of everything else. Inspite of open testimony by British MP to the House of Commons in 1930 by that Jewish capital has improved Arab conditions… The large increase of population has been due undoubtedly, apart from a considerable Arab immigration, to the measures we have taken, in which the Jews have helped, to improve the health of the country…


Arab immigrants & the 1936 violence



British officials blame the 1936 violence on Arab immigrants from Hauran… (asides from the infamous Mufti’s agitation, of course). a great deal of the most murderous rioting has been done, not so much by the older resident Arab population as by the wild Hauranis who have come in during the last few years. That is a problem which, I think, merits attention.


Speaking of the British Mandate – A worthy testimony


Quite telling: My former colleagues, all of whom were British officers in the Palestine Police, tell me they have documentary proof that the “Palestinians” are not and never were “Palestinians.” They were and are illegal migrants into the Land of Israel from all the surrounding Arab countries, and they Came searching for work and food from the Jewish settlers, because in their own Arab countries, they were homeless, jobless and on the verge of starvation.


The ‘vacant desolate waste land’

Description of Palestine/Israel in the 1700s, 1800s is of desolate, waste land.
With today’s technology – ability to dig up old documents from contemporary era, we see again and again confirmation that the notion of a largely ’empty land,’ was/is not a myth after all.


Though not completely empty in the 1800s, it was vacant for the most part. On the other hand, [Some] Jewish presence never stopped in the Holy land.


Only with Jewish rise in immigration, the status gradually improved and it also encouraged Arab immigration beginning in the late 1800s and intensified in the early 1900s.


(The pseudo “argument” anti-Israel propagandists use, is basically comprised of an exaggeration tactic intended to discredit anyone daring to “touch” the assuming myth of “all-indigenous,” and bringing up true history. They often wave some record showing some ‘life’ at the time of the noted ‘land without a people,’ as if this statement ever meant to say: 100% empty, thus their idiotic line is essentially like this: hey, there were people there, OK? it was not empty land, so you are “wrong,” it’s a “myth,” end of story. Yet, they always fail to show that the majority of Palestine was in fact “populated.” All the while, records rather show concretely exactly the opposite.)


Jews cultivating swapmy Palestine


From the beginning the plan was purchasing land in swampy Palestine and building a home for the Jewish people. Indeed, Henry John Van-Lennep, in 1875: “swampy districts, which the malaria renders almost uninhabitable”, from Doctor Liddon’s tour in Egypt and Palestine in 1886, “This Dan is a curious mound standing in the middle of a swampy flat…” And as Llloyd George said: ” Most of the land acquired by the Jews was swampy and malarial and required heavy expenditure on drainage before it could be made habitable…


Demonization of J. Peters, her well sourced book, by suspicious characters



Frontrunners that demonize Joan Peters [who traveled to the holy-land to write about “Palestinian” Arab refugees, but came back with a different story, the true story and history of the place and its people, or shall we say immigrants, titled: From time immemorial] are such despicable characters as:
Norman G. Finkelstein, The: 1) ‘Holocaust denier’ or at least trivialize-r, 2) openly praying for defeat at the hands of the Islamic terror group Hezbollah and praising those terrorists as “heroes.” 3) demonized an author who exposed Anti-Semitism in Germany pre-Holocaust era. 4) He was even (first) on the damned list of “personalities” (joining neo-Nazis) to be attending the Holocaust so called “revisionists” or open deniers, under the dictator leader of the totalitarian Islamic Republic of Iran, the infamous Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in Tehran 2006.
The other, is the known fraud: Edward Said (upon whom the ‘Wall Street Journal’ wrote: “The False Prophet of Palestine: In the Wake of the Edward Said Revelations”). Finkelstein main tactic is to find a flaw in J. Peters, thus attempting to discredit her book, though so well sourced and undisputed.


Egyptians as “Palestinian icons”


The Irony of the ‘Palestinian-natives’ is embodied also in such icons as Yasser Arafat, the leader and Edward Said [regarded as the “Palestinian” Arab leading intellectual, a hero in the eyes of that group who wrote so much for that very Palestinian propaganda and myth creation [The hypcorite also coined a “poethic” phrase about exile from “native place.”] Both were raised in Egypt, with Arafat being born there as well.


Jerusalem, Safed & Hebron

There were many Egyptian Arab immigrants (especially due to those fleeing Ibrahim Pasha) when the first ever census was conducted in 1844, still, that census showed Jews make up the majority in Jerusalem and the Encyclopedia Britannica in 1891 puts Safed – the principle city of the U. Galilee as of predominantly Jewish inhabitants and traditionally so [indeed there were pogroms by Muslims in Safed in 1834/1838], while most Muslims in that region do not seem to be ‘Arab.’ The city of Hebron was always Jewish.


Conclusion

Since there have been large waves of immigration “joining” the small group of Muslims [already in Palestine, who either came recently before them or –at least– came/settled many years after most of the Jews left], no one can utterly state that the majority of Arab “Palestinians” are in any way “natives.”

Moreover, the argument that most (if not almost all) of them entail just one, two, or at least no more than a mere few generations in the land, is more historically logic, as the population has been replaced so many times over.










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Arab immigration in the 1800’s – Coinciding with contemporary Jewish immigration

The Spectator: Volume 59 – Page 1477 – 1886 – Free Google eBook – Read


No less marked is the progress made of late years in and about Jaffa, … North and south of the town is quite a series of suburbs, substantially built by Arab immigrants from Upper Egypt, who are settling in Syria and Palestine.

http://books.google.com/books?id=W7w-AQAAIAAJ&pg=PA1477


Littell’s living age: Volume 171 – Page 817 – Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell – 1886 – Free Google eBook

http://books.google.com/books?id=kj_WAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA81


Parry’s monthly magazine: Volume 3 – Page 210 – 1887 – Free Google eBook – Read


http://books.google.com/books?id=LVATAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA210


Doing archaeology: a cultural resource management perspective – Page 13 – Thomas F. King – 2005 – 168 pages



NAPOLEON TO ALLENBY: PROCESSES OF CHANGE IN PALESTINE, 1800-1918 Ruth Kark PERIODIZATION is used as a tool in historical… the impact of the West and Westernization, the Judeo-Palestino-Centric and later Zionist angles, or more recently the Arab-Palestino-Centric angles… In each, we may create periodizations for sub-categories of political events (eg wars, regime change), certain populations, or waves of immigration and settlement (the.. Aliyah (immigration wave) of the Jews for example in 1777, the Aliyah from North Africa in 1830, or the Lovers of Zion Aliyah in 1882 unjustifiably entitled “The First Aliyah”, and the same for Arab or other sub-groups such as the wave of immigration from Egypt in the 1820s and 1830s,…
http://books.google.com/books?id=c-cviX0c63YC&pg=PA13


p. 17

The pogroms in Russia in 1881 opened a new period for Jews in Palestine. The mass exodus of Jews from Eastern Europe resulted in the immigration of some 25000 to Palestine over the following two decades… Arab Muslim immigration to Palestine continued mainly from adjoining countries – Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Transjordan – in pursuit of economic opportunity.

http://books.google.com/books?id=c-cviX0c63YC&pg=PA13





The major drop in [the thin] population post World War I


Palestine and Egypt under the Ottomans: paintings, books, photographs, maps and manuscripts – Page 43 – Hisham Khatib – [I.B.Tauris] 2003 – 272 pages



World War I had taken a heavy toll of Palestine and its Arab population, leaving it damaged and impoverished. The population was reduced by a quarter through emigration; thousands had died from war and starvation.

http://books.google.com/books?id=8R2pCJ8S6fAC&pg=PA43






Documents, Accounts – from the 1930’s – on Arab immigration


[Includes reports on Arabs such as: Sudanese; Egyptian; Northern Syrian – Hauranis; S. Arabians – Hedjazis and Yemenites immigrants in Palestine.]


“Who is prosperous in Palestine?” Issue 7 of Labour monthly pamphlets, British resident – [The Labour monthly] 1936 – 44 pages [p. 35]


The Hauranis in the orange plantations of Palestine and Egyptians and Sudanese in the ports of Haifa and Jaffa are on a level with the Chinese coolies on the islands of the Malay Archipelago and the South Seas. The migration of these Arabs into Palestine has been stimulated, in the case of Trans- Jordan, by the oppressive Turkish system of land taxation which remained in force until 1933. Under this system, according to the Report of the Palestine and Trans-Jordan Governments for 1935… …
http://books.google.com/books?id=7y0xAAAAIAAJ&q=%22migration+of+these+Arabs+into+Palestine%22


“Jews and Arabs in Palestine: studies in a national and colonial problem” Enzo Sereni, R. E. Ashery – [Hechalutz Press] 1936 – 412 pages – [p. 81]


…Syria), Trans jordania, and Egypt. These come to Palestine where they find work, receive a much higher wage scale, shorter hours of work, and better living conditions. This is a constant mass phenomenon in Palestine.
The Arab press in Syria reports that 25000 or more fellahin and workers migrated out of Syria to Palestine in the course of one year in order to seek work. And we do not see masses of Arab workers and fellahin leaving Palestine or being attracted by the conditions..
http://books.google.com/books?id=-DO7AAAAIAAJ&q=25000
(“Jews and Arabs in Palestine: studies in a national and colonial problem,” Enzo Sereni, R. E. Ashery, 1976, 416 pages, p. 81
http://books.google.com/books?&id=GZ5tAAAAMAAJ&dq=fellahin)


“Jews in Palestine,” Abraham Revusky, The Vanguard press, 1936 [379 pages], p. 319
Franz. Ausg. u.d.T.: Revusky: Les Juifs en Palestine 1936.


From the approximately 1800 dunams of orange plantations the villagers may expect much more income than they ever … ARAB IMMIGRATION INTO PALESTINE
The Jewish colonies employing Arab labor have recently been invaded by Arabs coming from Hauran
, a part of French-mandated Syria, from El Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, and from other near-by regions.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=1a0cAAAAMAAJ&dq=hauran


“Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society”: Volume 24. Royal Central Asian Society, 1937, p. 163


A Palestinian Kaleidoscope, ” Palestine on the Eve.” By Ladislas Farago. Two maps. Sixty-three illustrations. Putnam. los. 6d.
Fairness and balance are maintained by the author in his descriptive book of Palestine as he found it during the Arab “strike” last summer. Mr. Farago reached Palestine last June via Beirut. He writes a journalistic and colourful account of conditions and opinions as he found and heard them, and in a short visit probably obtained a clearer perspective than a longer acquaintance would provide. Though a shrewd observer, he avoids political conclusions and offers no solution to the problem now confronting the British Government. But his book should certainly be read by anyone who wishes to understand the tactical issue, which has been created by British policy in Palestine.
Arriving from the north, at the frontier the author found Palestine labelled significantly in English, Arabic and Hebrew, indicating at once the three influences he was about to encounter…
Their orange plantations are just as fine as the Jewish, but from their grain fields they are content with a small surplus over domestic requirements and, owing to their laws of inheritance, they do not care to invest in land…
…and the Arab labour is still exclusively employed by the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA), while the Yemenite Jews employ Haurani Arabs in their gardens. Illegal immigrants from every Arab country infiltrate into Palestine. These mainly find their way to Jaffa, as dock workers, to prosper on the transit requirements of Tel Aviv; nor are the Arabs averse to turning an honest penny in smuggling Jews into Palestine, agencies having been established in Beirut for this purpose. The author quotes official figures of 60,000 illegal Arab immigrants as against 40,000 Jewish.
http://books.google.com/books?id=i4dCAAAAYAAJ&q=obtained+a+clearer
http://books.google.com/books?id=i4dCAAAAYAAJ&q=infiltrate


“Poor knight’s saddle,” Douglas Valder Duff, H. Jenkins, limited, 1938, p. 171 [314 pages]


“Yet, once you have achieved your complete independence, you Jews will go ahead so fast that you will outstrip the Arabs. […] With increasing prosperity the Arabs will be just as anxious as we are to keep out these thousands of… Hauranis who only tend to lower the standard of living. I don’t mean that all Arab immigration will be cancelled, not by any means, but they will be able to pick and choose what sort of people they will allow into their thriving communities. The whole standard of their people will rise…
http://books.google.com/books?id=fyy7AAAAIAAJ&dq=prosperity
http://books.google.com/books?&id=fyy7AAAAIAAJ&dq=rise


Congressional record: proceedings and debates of the … Congress
United States. Congress
Govt. Print. Off., 1939
Biography & Autobiography
Page 3065


The Jewish Homeland and the Palestine Mandate

EXTENSION OF REMARKS Of HON. JOHN W. McCORMACK
OF
MASSACHUSETTS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, July 6, 1939

Mr. McCORMACK. Mr. Speaker, “the association of the Jewish people with Palestine dates back over 4000 years. During all that time Jews have resided almost continuously in Palestine, having established Jewish commonwealths at two different periods.
The second Jewish commonwealth was destroyed by the Romans under Titus in the year AD 70.
[…]
…ward to is that at the end of 5 years all Jewish immigration will be stopped,… When the Balfour declaration was issued, it was not intended to establish another ghetto in Palestine. The Jewish population of Palestine has grown from 55000 in 1918 to its present figure of 450000. The Arab population has risen from 400000 in 1920 to about 950000, an increase of over 50 percent in 17 years. Under Turkish rule the population was almost stationary.
From all this it follows that since the Jewish population will not be allowed to increase by more than 75000, and since there will be no restriction placed upon Arab immigration, the Jewish National Home will soon be swamped by the surrounding non- Jewish population, and Jews will properly feel that they have been led into a trap by promises that they would be able to build up a commonwealth… This new plan to arbitrarily limit immigration will slow up the development of the country. With the increase of population in Palestine there has been a corresponding increase of wealth and new and increased possibilities for more…


The government at that time rejected this report, and time has shown that this rejection was correct, as 150000 Jews and an equal number of Arabs have entered the country since that time, and there are still large stretches of vacant land in the country capable of development and settlement by large population.


The establishment of the Jewish National Home has been endorsed by the 52 nations which approved the mandate. They acted after long and careful study. The American Congress unanimously adopted the Lodge-Fish resolution after an extended hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Five Presidents of the United States have spoken in unmistakenly glowing terms of the accomplishments of Jewish Palestine. American legislatures, including my own State of Massachusetts, have adopted resolutions favoring the reconstitution of the icans from all walks of life have expressed their approval of the work that Jews have done in Palestine toward the upbuilding of the Jewish homeland. All these responsible nations, high government officials, legislative bodies, and distinguished personalities have acted with great deliberation. It is impossible to believe that such a distinguished company can all be wrong. … Today a new democracy is growing up in the Jewish homeland in Palestine, founded upon these same principles. This infant democracy has withstood the test for the past 3 years, in which it has had to struggle against the forces of terror …

http://books.google.com/books?id=KEYuAAAAIAAJ&q=rejected+this+report

(The Jewish veteran, Volume 8, Issue 10
Author: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Publisher: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, 1939
pp. 8-16
http://books.google.com/books?id=x7lKAAAAYAAJ&q=150000
http://books.google.com/books?id=x7lKAAAAYAAJ&q=swamped)


“The Rape of Palestine,” William B Ziff (1938) p. 247
(republished by Martino Fine Books, 2010, ISBN 1578988802, 9781578988808)

Forgotten in its archives, the Government itself acknowledged in 1922 the immigration of whole tribes “from the Hejaz and southern Transjordan into the Beersheba area,” a fact which in itself must make its estimates of Arab immigration
Though the Government solemnly estimates in 1937 a total Moslem increase by immigration of only 22535 since the time of the British occupation, 11 evidence of a vast influx of desert tribesmen is obvious everywhere. As early as 1926, Colonial Secretary Amery cautiously conceded that despite the growth of the Jewish element “the increase of the Arabs is actually greater than that of the Jews.” 12 Figures presented before the Peel Commission in 1937 showed the Arab population to have more than doubled itself in fourteen years. This admitted gain in half a generation must either be attributed to outside immigration…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=7ZxCAAAAIAAJ&dq=estimates
(http://www.scribd.com/doc/39234940/The-Rape-of-Palestine-William-B-Ziff-1938-630pgs-REL)

“Memoranda prepared by the government of Palestine,” Palestine, Great Britain. Palestine Royal Commission – [H. M. Stationery Off.,] 1937 – 207 pages –  [pp. 98-91]


Mr. M. SHERTOK and ‘Mr. ELIAHU EPSTEIN. Witnesses ‘. Dr. ARTHUR RUPPIN, accompanied by Dr. MAURICE HEXTER,…

It is not exceptional to find in Palestine Arabs who have come from as far as the Sudan, Northern Syria, the Hedjaz and the Yemen. Palestine, as Mr. Shertok has said, offers good opportunities of work and good wages and that attracts immigrants from North and East and South, as far as this part of the world is concerned.
..to deal with in my evidence, Trans- Jordan and Hauran, will probably be good examples of what I have just said.
[…]
EVIDENCE…
Do you want to show that there is a good deal of illegal Arab immigration, or a good deal of immigration which necessarily results from the situation in the Hauran? — Yes. I want to show that the Bedouin who were living in the … may pass, which were responsible for this immigration. If you will allow me, I will now turn to Hauran and deal with conditions there.
1583. Do yon mean Syria or the specific part of Syria known as the Hauran? — I am considering Hauran proper considering Hauran proper, but I will say a few words about other parts of Syria as well. It is rather strange that this country, the Hauran, which in ancient times enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most fertile regions of… We have to take into consideration also that that affected very much the social life of the Hauranis. …From the Hauran to Palestine. That was in 1934-35. I ought to say that was a very bad year in the Hauran, as it was a year of drought which affected not only Hauran but Trans-Jordan and, in a lesser degree, Palestine.
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Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – May 5, 1938


Twenty Colonies in Past Year
… we have established 20 new settlements in the most desolate and dangerous parts of the country…


Disturbances between the Jews and Arabs were continuing, though in an isolated manner. The Arab masses were being incited against the Jews, Mr. Jaffe asserted, and were being told that the Jews wanted to seize the holy places of the Arabs, “a libel which the Mufti found necessary to repeat before the Royal Commission investigating the problem in Palestine.”


NOT IMPERIALISTIC


Mr. Jaffe is a poet… Their’s [There] was no imperialistic adventure, the visitors declared, but the cultural life of a people looking for expression.
“For the last decade Jews have been earning every inch of their way in Palestine with tireless toil and inspired sacrifice,”… “Every acre possessed by Jews in the Holy Land was purchased with Jewish money, won with Jewish tears and blood.” There was no enmity in the Jew toward the Arab or any other people and no attempt of Jews in Palestine to organize forceful demonstrations against the Arabs or to make raids of reprisal.


“The work of reconstruction which were are carrying on in Palestine involves the realization of the eternally historic aspiration of the Jewish people,” Mr. Jaffe said.


“Ever since and throughout the dispersion, the link between people and country was never for a moment wavered.”


A BARE COUNTRY


“The faith in its national renaissance and return to the land has been the meaning and secret of this people’s existence. Only by understanding this faith can one comprehend the marvelous achievement by the Jewish people in the space of a short time.”


Coming to a waste, derelict country of naked hills and bare rocks, swamps and eroded soil, Jewish endeavor, energy and capital had changed the face of the country. New methods of agriculture replaced the primitive cultivation carried on by the Arabs and flourishing colonies supported by fruitful fields and verdant forests had been the result.


In 1918 there were 36.000 Jews in Palestine and according to the census of 1922 the number had increased to 83,000. “Today we have in Palestine a population of 420,000 Jews,” Mr. Jaffe said.


In the same period, Jews in Palestine had established 5,200 industrial enterprises, the total investment in the new endeavor in the old homeland being some 85,000,000. Urban development had kept pace with rural projects. Mr. Jaffe said. Water power had been harnessed, educational institutions established and cultural activity was progressing by leaps and bounds.


“We have been struggling for ourselves and our future. Whatever we have created in Palestine is a boon for all, not for Jews alone. We came to the East as friends, not as enemies. We are bringing to the East culture and freedom for all. We have oppressed no one,” Mr. Jaffe declared.


He contended the Jews had done much to better the Arab populace, had cased the burden of taxation, had provided the means to establish schools and had enabled the Government to construct roads and to improve the standard of living in the country.


“The Arabs have learned new methods of cultivation from us and those villages situated near Hewish settlements have grown prosperous. We have created a market for the products of these villages and widened the scope of work for the Arab laborer,” the Jewish visitor said. Arab immigration into Palestine had been increasing steadily.


WANT PEACE


There was no power in the world which could take away the historic right of the Jews to Palestine. Mr. Jaffe went on. “We are seeking and shall surely find the way to an understanding with the Arabs. The road to peace, in great measure, depends upon Great Britain..
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“Memorandum submitted to the Palestine Royal Commission on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Palestine,” Jewish Agency for Israel, Great Britain. Palestine Royal Commission, (reprint) Greenwood Press, 1975 – 323 pages, p. 110


According to an article by Mr. E. Epstein published in the Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society (October, 1936), over 20000 Hauranis entered Palestine in the period April- November, 1934.
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“The Rise of Israel: The Palestine Royal Commission,” 1937, Aaron S. Klieman, Garland Pub., 1987, History, 450 pages, pp. 98-91

It is not exceptional to find in Palestine Arabs who have come from as far as the Sudan, Northern Syria, the Hedjaz and the Yemen. Palestine, as Mr. Shertok has said, offers good opportunities of work and good wages and that attracts immigrants from North and East and South, as far as this part of the world is concerned. http://books.google.com/books?id=1ya7AAAAIAAJ&q=Do+you+want+to+show+that+there+is+a+good+deal+of+illegal+Arab+immigration,+or+a+good+deal+of+immigration+which+necessarily+results+from+the+situation+in+the+Hauran%
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Parliamentary papers
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons – 1936 – Snippet view [p. 125]
…no accurate estimate can be made of the number of Arabs who have come into Palestine from neighbouring Arab lands and settled there…
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Jewish immigration – benefiting the Arabs


PALESTINE. (Hansard, 17 November 1930)
Mr. LLOYD GEORGE I wish to… This White Paper is a one-sided document. It is biased. Its whole drift is hostile to the spirit of the mandate… Jewish capital has been flowing into that country since the Peace, and Jewish capital has improved Arab conditions. You cannot pour capital into a country and simply confine its benefits to one section of the community…. you cannot restore a land so let down as this without a good deal of loss, and if these people, who have got an historic affection for this land, are prepared to sink their capital there, and to lose it—they are not people who will do It in every land as a rule—but if they are prepared to do it out of natural love and affection for this country, why should we hinder them?…


The Jews are 20 per cent. of the population, and their contribution to the revenue of Palestine is between 40 and 50 per cent. That is what enabled the Palestine Government to raise a loan of £4,000,000 or £5,000,000 85 —[Interruption]—£4,500,000 was raised as a development loan, most of which provided labour for the Arabs, it was not spent upon the Jewish settlements there. We are told the Jews are using their wealth for the purpose of driving the poor Arab fellaheen from the soil of their fathers. It is not true. Most of the land cultivated by the Jews is land which they have reclaimed from the wilderness. Here and there, no doubt, upon the fringe of a morass, a little squalid Arab village may have been disturbed, but there have only been 700 taken out in order that it might be possible to drain the land. Half of them have been put back on the land and the others have found some other work. Here is a phrase which I will quote to the House: ‘Most of the land acquired by the Jews was swampy and malarial and required heavy expenditure on drainage before it could be made habitable. Much of the rest was sand dunes.’ What is the result? Not merely can you settle more people on the land, but you have improved the health of the community. Malaria is a very serious disease there, and it was slaughtering these poor people, and by this enormous expenditure of Zion and the other associations, such as the Colonisation Society, great tracts of territory have been drained in these areas and malaria has been eliminated. I would like somebody to take the trouble to read the eloquent description given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Darwen (Sir H. Samuel) when he was Commissioner of Palestine of this area. Its condition before the Jews went there was a swamp, a morass, created by the famous brook of Kishon. There were just a few miserable Arab villages right up on the hillsides, and not very many people there. The Jews spent £900,000 on draining about 50 square miles, and now there is a population of 2,600—probably it is more now. There are 20 villages, there are schools, there is a little forest in what was a treeless waste—this is very important in Palestine, as T shall point out—there is a training college for women for agriculture, and there are hospitals. That is a description of one valley.


… Surely with such an increase of population there must have been a great increase in the employment available for the Arab population. The large increase of population has been due undoubtedly, apart from a considerable Arab immigration, to the measures we have taken, in which the Jews have helped, to improve the health of the country, …
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Palestine Situation .‎
Meriden Record – May 24, 1939

The British White Paper on Palestine must be considered as a tragic blow to the hopes of the Jewish people who have sought to create in Palestine a homeland for many of the victims of oppression from central and eastern European lands.


The action of the British Government is tantamount to a unilateral repudiation is a sacred pledge and promise contained in the Balfour Declaration and the League of Nations Mandate. Some twenty years ago fifty-two nations throughout the world including the United States gave to Great Britain the trusteeship of Palestine with the understanding that the British Government would do anything in its power to promote the establishment of a Jewish National Home. On the basis of these pledges and on the basis of the American-British Palestine Mandate Convention on December 3, 1924, American Jewry, together with Jews in other countries, undertook an intensive program of reconstruction in order to provide a home and opportunity in Palestine for their unfortunate brethren in lands of distress.


In the short space of two decades, a thriving Jewish community of 450,000 souls has been established in Palestine. Jewish victims of persecution in the ghettos of European lands came to Palestine to become tillers of the soil and builders of a new economic, social and cultural community which has brought benefits to all inhabitants of the land. The Jewish settlers converted arid land into fertile fields; they drained pestilential swamps; they brought new scientific methods and industry into a country which had been derelict for centuries.


From all this enterprise and investment on the part of the Jewish people, the Arabs derived many advantages, including a higher standard of living. The improvement in health and economic conditions for the Arabs In Palestine stimulated a large flow of Arab immigration from neighboring  Arab countries.
Thus, the Jews who came to Palestine created increased opportunities not only for themselves but for their Arab neighbors…
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Trouble starts with Arab immigration!

COLONIAL OFFICE. (Hansard, 19 June 1936)=
In normal circumstances the military garrison of Palestine, apart from the Air Force ……
There is, I think, evidence that a great deal of the most murderous rioting has been done, not so much by the older resident Arab population as by the wild Hauranis who have come in during the last few years. That is a problem which, I think, merits attention. In any case we have to restore order and we have to make it clear that, while we are prepared to listen to every reasonable grievance, there can be no question of our tearing up obligations which we are bound in honour to observe. Here, as indeed wherever we hold such obligations, whether it be in Africa or elsewhere, let us make it clear, not only to those within our rule, but to those who east covetous eyes upon our rule from outside, that Great Britain and the British Empire are not “on the run,” and that we stand by our responsibilities wherever they may be.

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Abroad; Events Increase Pressure for Jewish State in Palestine All Depends on Immigration Important Military Base
By ANNE O’HARE McCORMICK By Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
January 13, 1945,
Page 10,
JERUSALEM, Jan. 12–The present Jewish population of Palestine is estimated by the Jewish Agency to be about 550,000. Some British officers say the actual figure is nearer 700,000 but, assuming the official count is correct, the number of Jews in relation to the Arab population of 1,100,000 has reached the proportion of approximate … of the many-faceted problem is that Arab immigration into this country in the … Add to all this the cries of the people begging to get into Palestine, … 
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Jewish-arab Partition Lines Reported Set . Un Group’s Decision Due Tomorrow
Pittsburgh Press – Aug 31, 1947
[page 9]
…A majority group of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, … The central problem of Jewish and Arab immigration into the Land, by which both sides hope to build up a population majority that will give them dominance, would ultimately be directed by a central federal government for Palestine as a whole after an interim period.
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U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt


Rights of the Jewish People to a Sovereign State in their Historic …Nov 16, 2003 … Indeed, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt concluded in 1939 that “Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during the whole period.” …
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The memoirs of Cordell Hull: Volume 2, Part 2 Andrew Henry Thomas Berding – [Macmillan Co.,] 1948 – 1804 pages – Snippet view [Page 1530]

…and a good deal of dismay the decisions of the British Government regarding its Palestine policy.” He continued: “Frankly, I do not believe that the British are wholly correct in saying that the framers of the Palestine Mandate ‘could not have intended that Palestine should be converted into a Jewish state against the will of the Arab population of the country.’ […] I believe that the Arabs could be brought to accept this because it seems clear that 75000 additional immigrants can be successfully settled on the land and because also the Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during this whole period.
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F.D.R.: 1928-1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Elliott Roosevelt – Snippet view (Duell, Sloan and Pearce) [Page 886]

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Sir Winston Churchill


Parliamentary debates: Official report: Volume 347
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons – [H.M. Stationery Off., ] 1939 – [23 May 1939, pp. 2178-2179]




[Churchill:…] They have harnessed the Jordan and spread its electricity throughout the land. So far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied till their population has increased more than even all world Jewry could lift up the Jewish population. Now we are asked to decree that all this is to stop and all this is to come to an end. We are now asked to submit – and this is what rankles most with me – to an agitation which is fed with foreign money and ceaselessly inflamed by Nazi and by Fascist propaganda.

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Hearings – United States. Congress. House, United States. Congress. Joint Committee … – U.S. G.P.O., 1943 – [Page 90]




The views of many other distinguished men, like Lord Wedgewood, Lloyd George, and General Smuts, are reflected in the following views uttered by Winston Churchill, who, on the occasion of the debate on the White Paper, said: I”~say quite frankly that I find this a melancholy occasion. I feel bound to vote against the proposals of His Majesty’s Government .

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We are now asked to submit — and this is what rankles most with me — to an agitation which is fed with foreign money and ceaselessly inflamed by Nazi and by Fascist propaganda.

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[The Jewish national home in Palestine: Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Seventy-eighth Congress, second session, on H. Res. 418 and H. Res. 419, resolutions relative to the Jewish national home in Palestine. February 8, 9, 15, and 16, 1944. With appendix of documents relating to the Jewish national home in Palestine<


United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs – 1944 – 512 pages – (page 14)
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The largely deserted, vacant, wasteland in: 1700s, 1800s, till early 1900s
Old documents from contemporary era, confirm that the notion of a largely ’empty land,’ was/is not a myth after all


“The land of Israel: according to the covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob,” Alexander Keith, Harper & Bros., 1844, p. 43 (History – 388 pages)

… throughout the world, who have nowhere found a place on which the sole of their foot could rest — a people without a country ; even as their own land, as subsequently to be shown, is in a great measure a country without a people.
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“Evidence of the truth of the Christian religion, derived from the literal fulfilment of prophecy. With a refutation of A.P. Stanley’s poetical interpretations,” Alexander Keith (Edition 37), 1859, p. 142 (from Oxford University)


These prophecies, and many more, as every reader and believer of the sure word of prophecy knows, are not to be cast back to the dark and troublous days of Ezra, nor limited to any times that are past. They are facts in the present day, which have for their witnesses Volney and Stanley, as well as every other traveller who has visited that land of ruins, or seen the forsaken cities ‘ Syria and Palestine, p. 118, 119. « Isaiah Ix. 21 ; 111. 4.

which once were Israel’s There are old wastes; there are former desolations; there are waste cities; there are cities without inhabitant, and houses without man; there are heaps of ruins to be raised up again ; prostrate cities, with their paved streets and solid foundations, lying as they fell, to be built up again; there are partly ruined cities to be repaired again; and empty or forsaken cities, with every house and street entire, waiting for the time when they shall be filled with men.
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“Fraser’s magazine for town and country,” Volume 46, Issues 271-276, Publisher: James Fraser, 1852, p. 703 (from Harvard University)


INDUSTRIAL STATE OF THE POPB’S DOMINIONS. ‘I had not travelled long in the Papal States till I Baw that the whole country presented an aspect as deserted and dreary as Palestine itself. The sky was cloudless, the atmosphere clear, and the climate without a fault, but the face of the earth seemed as if under the curse of the Almighty. It was waste and wet, unfenced and uncultivated, and thinly peopled, full of willows, briars, and thorns, overgrown with weeds, and worn out with scourging, cropping, and all manner of mismanagement. A solitary dwelling, standing like a square tower, is to be seen here, and another not nearer than a mile or two distant, and between the two nothing is seen to exist. No cattle comparatively speaking are grazing; no farmers with their family or servants are working in the fields; no ploughmen whistling between the stilts; no shepherd with his flocks and herds—all is solitude equal to that in the Valley of Gilgal, in the plains of Galilee, or in the reeking swamps of Asia Minor. Every eight or ten miles along the road there is a station presenting a series of stone walls and dead-like buildings, surpassing far in deserted dreariness the resting places in the desert between Grand Cairo and Suez. Forth from one door of the inn there issue a few ostlers, lazy and dirty, who talk and yawn, and rub their eyes, and by-and-bye commence to unharness the horses. This once accomplished they begin to tnink of bringing forth the other lean, luboerly animals which are doomed to drag the menagerie to the next stage. The machine actually begins to move again, and we proceed at the rate of Wombwell’s caravans, or a little faster. I state it as a positive fact, that from Civita Vecchia, and almost till I reached Rome, our cavalcade met, on this grand approach from the only harbour of the capital of Italy, only two empty carts, which had evidently been in town with fruit. The picture of civilized life is as lamentable as can well be imagined. No single trace of happy, prosperous, wellpaid industry greets the eye along the whole road from one end of it to the other. Rags, filth, ignorance, and superstition are the prominent features that meet the observation of the traveller. There are no schools but for the education of young priests. And in the cultivation of the fields there is an evident neglect of all the approved methods of turning land to profit. I believe the roads have not been repaired since the death of the twelve Caesars.
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(“Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country,” John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, 1852, p. 703
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“The innocents abroad,” Mark Twain, 1869 [651 pages], p. 488


CHAPTER XLVII. traversed some miles of desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds — a silent, mournful expanse, wherein we saw only three persons — Arabs, with nothing on but a long coarse shirt like the ” tow-linen ” shirts…
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p. 520
A desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of life and action….We never saw a human being on the whole route….
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p. 555
There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of the worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.”
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Quarterly statement – Palestine Exploration Fund, Palestine Exploration Fund, Published at the Fund’s Office., 1872


The great wine-vats, hewn in rock on flat places, attest the ancient fruitfulness of this deserted land.

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Consular reports: Issues 1-3, United States. Dept. of State, 1880, p. 69


The population and the wealth of Palestine have not increased during the last forty years.
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Monthly consular and trade reports: Volume 2, Issues 3-8 – Page 69
United States. Bureau of Manufactures, United States. Bureau of Foreign Commerce (1854-1903)., United States. Dept. of Commerce and Labor. Bureau of Statistics – 1881

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Consular reports: Commerce, manufactures, etc: Volume 2 – Page 69
United States. Bureau of Foreign Commerce – 1881

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Commercial relations of the United States – Page 224
United States. Bureau of Foreign Commerce – 1881

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The land that is desolate: an account of a tour in Palestine,” Sir Frederick Treves, Smith, Elder, 1912, Travel, 287 pages [from the University of California


p. 156
…is the imperial city of Caesarea, the once proud seaport, the city built by Herod the Great — Caesarea the superb, that was at one period the most important city in the whole of Palestine. It is now a mere wraith, a formless drift of stones and dust tenanted by slum dwellers, and, as Dean Stanley says, the most desolate site in the Holy Land. The harbour, once full of brilliant galleys and masts fluttering with flags, is nearly silted up ; the mole, at one time crowded by porters and seamen and piled up with bales of goods..
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p. 283
Mount Carmel offered a certain amount of shelter to the ship, and in an ordinary gale the anchorage would have been secure, but this was not an ordinary gale. We were hanging on to two anchors, and were doing well until about 7.30 in…
On the following morning I ventured out on deck to look upon one of the most desolate scenes in the world — a grey sea in a gale..
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Parliamentary papers, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons – HMSO, 1936, pp. 233-234


The following is an account by a Jewish eyewitness of the condition of the Maritime Plain in 1913. It was, we believe, at the time when it was written, a truthful and disinterested description. The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and carts. This track was dry and open for travel in the summer months only. In the rainy season it was impassable.
In the villages on both sides of the track and as far as the hills to the east no orange groves, orchards or vineyards were to be seen until one reached Yabna Village. Trees generally were a rare sight in these villages. . . . Nor were there any vegetable gardens to be seen in any of these villages except at … Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen. The roofs were of caked mud… In all the villages dotting the plain between Gaza and Jaffa there was only one well in a village and in the smaller villages there were no wells at all. . . . Not in a single village in all this area was water used for irrigation… The sanitary conditions in the villages were horrible. Schools did not exist and the younger generation rolled about in the mud of the streets. The rate of infant mortality was very high. . There was no medical service in any of the villages distant from a Jewish settlement. The western part, towards the sea, was almost a desert….The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many ruins of villages were scattered over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by their inhabitants. http://books.google.com/books?&id=X8IMAQAAIAAJ&dq=track http://books.google.com/books?id=X8IMAQAAIAAJ&dq=vineyards http://books.google.com/books?&id=X8IMAQAAIAAJ&dq=mud http://books.google.com/books?&id=X8IMAQAAIAAJ&dq=thinly
Report Great Britain. Palestine Royal Commission – H.M. Stationery off., 1937 – 404 pages] p. 172
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([PDF] THE OPERATION OF THE MANDATE
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“Zionism and the Jewish future,” Harry Sacher, The Macmillan Company, 1916, pp. 200-201 (History, 252 pages)

[AREA OF PALESTINE]
A few years ago the writer of an official report for the Board of Trade on British commerce in Syria stated that Syria and Palestine “possessed all the advantages of soil and climate and a hard-working population which, under better administration and security and the establishment of inland communications, would help to render the region one of the most prosperous portions of the Ottoman dominions.” He noted that while the emigration of Syrians to America was the feature in the country to the north, the immigration of Jews was the feature in Palestine. The total trade passing through the port of Jaffa has doubled in six years, and that despite the untoward effect of wars and the threat of war. A strong and prudent government will need a large influx of energetic people to develop the neglected resources of the country. For though its population has multiplied by immigration during the last half century, and it has to-day some 700,000 inhabitants, it is still in large measure an empty land. Outside the towns there are but 250,000 Arabs in possession of the country, and but 8 per cent, of the soil is fully cultivated.
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“Palestine: the rebirth of an ancient people,” Albert Montefiore Hyamson, A. A. Knopf, 1917 (History – 299 pages), p.p 262, 279


[p. 262]

If a desert is only a deserted land, this description certainly to a large extent applies to Palestine. The population is sparse, about two families to a …
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[p. 279]

CHAPTER XXIV



THE POLITICAL. FUTURE



The story has now been told of the vicissitudes which Palestine and its peoples have undergone since its subjugation by the Romans. Conquest has followed conquest from that day almost to this. Roman, Byzantine, Frank, Saracen, Turk, have all held sway for long periods. For shorter ones other conquerors have had possession of the land. In all ages Palestine has been an object of desire and of contention. Ruler has succeeded to ruler, but seldom have the subjects benefited by the change. With the exception of the period of Frankish domination, Palestine has always been governed in the interests not of its own people, but of those of another land; and even under the Franks the interests of the indigenous populations were invariably made subservient to those of new-comers. The history of Palestine during the past eighteen centuries has been bounteous in incidents. In prosperity, however, it has shown an almost uninterrupted degeneration. The Romans found the country thickly inhabited by a population generally prosperous. The forthcoming congress for the settlement of the affairs of civilization will look upon it as almost a desert land inhabited by a sparse and on the whole poverty-stricken population.
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New Outlook: Volume 126 – Pages 55-56 – Alfred Emanuel Smith – (Outlook Publishing Company, Inc.,) 1920 – Free Google eBook – Read


…a land flowing with milk and honey only under Jewish settlement. Centuries of Turkish rule, of Arab squatting, have desolated a beautiful country. Sand dunes, pyramid high, shift along the coasts where once were splendid forests. The Jews are planting them again. They have set a million trees in Palestine— eucalyptus for shade, boxwood for orange crates and as an antidote against malaria. Olives, almonds, and oranges have been planted.



If Palestine is a prize for which peoples bid with tangible demonstrations of their love, then to date the Jews are bidding highest. Not from Jewish lips alone does the testimony come. Major Ormsby Gore, a British attache of the Zionist Commission in Palestine, said: “I have crossed miles of desert, broken only by the mud huts of the Arabs, in stretches of desolate land. And then I have come upon green groves; a synagogue; a school; white stone houses, with red-tiled roofs; civilization. These were the Jewish colonies, the only oases in the Palestinian desert.” There is water-power in Palestine, and shortly it will have to be utilized for canneries, box factories, and other industries which will inevitably follow agricultural development. But for the time being the Zionists are placing their confidence in a sound agricultural life.



Few Christians know the story of how Hebrew, the language of the Bible, has been made a living, spoken tongue. One man, Ben Yehudah, a sort of divine fanatic, started the movement. He would speak no language but Hebrew even to his old mother, who could not understand a word. He is writing the first dictionary which can be used for modern everyday expressions. Twenty years ago, when he went to Palestine and undertook the task, he was dying of tuberculosis. He still has tuberculosis, but his dictionary, they say, is keeping him alive. He has lived to see Hebrew spoken by every Jewish child in Palestine, the foundations of a Hebrew University laid on the Mount of Olives, and schools throughout the land.



THE POLITICAL EFFECT OF ZIONISM!



Jews from Palestine were warm in the assertion that their troubles with the Arabs had been stirred up by outside imperialistic influences. At no time during the Conference was there a dissenting voice to the often-repeated policy that the interests of Arabs and Jews in (Palestine and in the East must be considered-identical. They pointed out that Palestine under cultivation can accommodate five times its present population, and that no Arab need be crowded out. Moreover, the temper of the Zionist movement is distinctly anti-imperial. , The writer was probably the only Christian who sat through every session of this historic Conference. By far the most memorable impression of the meeting is of the courage and idealism which never failed to rise above the often sharp dissonances of varied experiences and insuperable gulfs of language and custom. This was the meeting of a nation which lies, outside of Palestine… The predominant aim could excite only admiration, and regret that so many eminent Jews, whose talents have contributed greatly to the building of other nations, were not present to contribute to the planning of this their own peculiar experiment.



The eyes of Jewry, and of many nonJews, will watch three men upon whose shoulders the Conference put the execution of its plans: Mr. Chaim Weizmann, whose irresistible presentation of Zionist claims..

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“Palestine to-day and to-morrow: a gentile’s survey of Zionism,” John Haynes Holmes, [Macmillan, 1929], reprint: Ayer Publishing, 1977 (271 pages), pp. 171-172


CHAPTER IV
ACHIEVEMENTS
Background The problems of Jewish Palestine present in many ways a depressing picture. Its features are sorbid, its colors dark.
Here is a land which was never rich, and is now neglected, wasted and wretchedly poor. This land is sparsely populated by Arabs, denizens of the most primitive type of civilization, illiterate, ignorant, superstitious, savage.
In this land are a few Moslem trading centers (Jaffa, Haifa), a few Christian towns (Nazareth, Bethelehem), a few Jewish cities (Safed, Hebron) , and Jerusalem, the ancient stronghold of David, now the holy city of Jew, Christian and Moslem.
But otherwise Palestine is an empty and desolate country, through which pass the ancient camel trails, and wander the Fellaheen shepherds and the Bedouin hillsmen.
Over this land before the War ruled the Turk, indifferent, inefficient, corrupt, cruel. Since the war has come the rule of the English, honest, able, but consistently in the interest not so much of the inhabitants of Palestine, either Arab or Jew, as of the Empire of many peoples in many far-flung quarters of the world.
Into this land have come the Jews, through a long succession of years. Always there were pilgrims — young men, to visit the ancient shrines and seats of learning, old men [p. 172] and women, to lay their bones in the sacred soil of the fathers. In 1881, and succeeding years, came streams of refugees from Russia and eastern Europe, in search of a home in the ancient shelters of their race. In 1897 began the Zionist Movement, with its deliberate purpose and endeavor to take over the land and make it again the national homeland of the Jewish people. From this time on, until comparatively recent years, a flood of youthful pioneers has poured itself into the country, glad in the vision of the new Zion, the new society of Israel, which leaps like a fountain within their hearts.
It is this new society, now built and building, which constitutes the achievement of Zionism. It seems a wonderful achievement, especially as set and seen against the background of this wasted land and savage people.
http://books.google.com/books?id=092iadCw-qIC&pg=PA171


“Justice for my people” Ernst Frankenstein, Dial Press, 1944 (208 pages) pp. 123-127

A German Encyclopedia published in 1827 calls Palestine “desolate and roamed through by Arab bands of robbers.” Irby, who visited the country in 1817-18, found “not a single boat of any description on the lake (of Tiberias),”
[…] In Hebron many houses are in a dilapidated state and uninhabited”; The once populated region between Hebron and Bethlehem is “now abandoned and desolate with dilapidated towns.” In Jerusalem, a large number of houses are in a ruinous state[…]
In 1883 Col. Conder calls Palestine “a ruined land.” The decline of the population was ascribed by Olin to the want of medical knowledge and skill, while the same traveller found abject and squalid poverty, lack of employment, an abandoned and desolate countryside and dilapitated towns
…the travellers. They agree that the population was on the decline, that “so far as the Arab race is concerned, it appears to be decreasing rather than otherwise.” Conder, who visited Palestine in 1872 and again in 1881-82, deplores the decline of the country and the population during these ten years. “The peasantry who are the backbone of the population, have diminished most sadly in numbers…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=CzYzAAAAMAAJ&dq=squalid
http://books.google.com/books?&id=CzYzAAAAMAAJ&dq=boat
http://books.google.com/books?&id=CzYzAAAAMAAJ&dq=conder


“India and Palestine,” A student of West Asian affairs, Dahya Bhai V. Patel for Society for Parliamentry studies, 1968 [History – 37 pages] pp. 5-6


By the outbreak of World War one there were over 100000 Jews in Palestine. Many of these Jews volunteered to fight in British units which drove the Turkish army out of the country in 1918. By the end of the fighting there remained but 50,000 Jews in the country, but by 1929 it had reached a total of 162,000. Between 1922 and 1929 the Arab population had increased 50% to 800,000.
The Jewish pioneers who came to this almost abandoned wasteland in large numbers at the beginning of the 20th century were.. idealists who believed that to reclaim a marsh through their own toil and establish villages where no …
The country was derelict and almost empty. Its sparse population consisted of a relative handful of settled Arabs and Jews. The Arabs neither thought of themselves as a national entity nor did they claim the country as a homeland.. On Arab demand, was the restriction of Jewish immigration to Palestine… The British restricted Jewish immigration during those two decades and permitted Arab immigration to flow freely into the country. By so doing the British premeditatedly; guaranteed a majority Arab status in violation of the League of Nation..
http://books.google.com/books?id=661WAAAAMAAJ&q=1918
http://books.google.com/books?id=661WAAAAMAAJ&q=league
http://books.google.com/books?id=661WAAAAMAAJ&q=arab+immigration


“People and Politics in the Middle East,” Michael Curtis, Transaction Publishers, 1971, pp. 103-104 (325 pages)



Throughout the nineteenth century the favorite adjectives of travellers describing the Holy Land, beginning with the French Count de Volney who visited the country in 1785, are “ruined” and “desolate.” Each successive writer mourns the further decline of the country. A. Keith (The Land of Israel) writing some decades after Volney, comments: “In his (Volney’s) day the land had not fully reached its last degree of desolation and depopulation” and he estimates that the population had shrunk by half. By 1883, Colonel Condor (Heath and Moab) calls Palestine bluntly “a ruined land.” And, of course, Americans are familiar with Mark Twain’s shocked account of the Holy Land’s total “desolation” which introduces a somber note into his Innocents Abroad.
THE REFUGEE PROBLEM
Up to World War I the picture of Palestine is one of waste land…

http://books.google.com/books?id=1zxOruujp_IC&pg=PA103

The state of the Jews, Marie Syrkin, New Republic Books, 1980, p. 141 [368 pages]

http://books.google.com/books?&id=Rr1tAAAAMAAJ&dq=ruined


Midstream: Volume 16, Issues 1-5, 1970, pp. 9-10

http://books.google.com/books?&id=qX_VAAAAMAAJ&dq=ruined

http://books.google.com/books?&id=qX_VAAAAMAAJ&dq=shocked

The New Left and the Jews, Mordecai S. Chertoff, Pitman 1971, p. 260 [322 pages]

http://books.google.com/books?&id=vQ5CAAAAIAAJ&dq=1883


“Battleground: fact and fantasy in Palestine,” Shmuel Katz, Steimatzky/Shapolsky, 1985 [322 pages] p. 106


There was another fact that gave immediate practical impact to the logic and justice of Jewish restoration. Palestine was a virtually empty land. When Jewish independence came to an end in the year 70, the population numbered, at a conservative estimate, some five million people. (By Josephus’ figure, there were nearly seven million.) Even sixty years after the destruction of… In 1785, Constantine Francois Volney described the “ruined” and “desolate” country. He had not seen the worst.
http://books.google.com/books?id=1LBtAAAAMAAJ&dq=empty+land
http://books.google.com/books?id=eVSEAAAAIAAJ&q=volney


“In the face of the nations: Israel’s struggle for peace,” Yosef Tekoah, Simon and Schuster, 1976 [284 pages], p. 21

During this time the land of Israel stood desolate. Its successive conquerors saw in it occupied territory. It never became a separate sovereignty again. The Arab and other Moslem rulers never considered its ancient capital Jerusalem even as an administrative center….from the inhabitants of neighboring lands. They never produced a national culture of their own. They never produced a national culture of their own. They never aspired to be regarded as a separate political entity. Travelers who visited the area described it always as a dying land. The Frenchman Volney, who toured Palestine in 1785, wrote that it was “desolate.” A. Keith, writing some decades after Volney, commented: “In his [Volney’s] day the land had not reached its last degree of desolation and depopulation…
http://books.google.com/books?id=tnxtAAAAMAAJ&q=palestine+desolation
http://books.google.com/books?id=tnxtAAAAMAAJ&q=desolate


“A durable peace: Israel and its place among the nations,” Binyamin Netanyahu, Hachette Digital, Inc., 2000 [482 pages]


… And in 1857, the British consul in Palestine, James Finn, reported back to England, “The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is that of a body of population.”
http://books.google.com/books?id=yRf8P5ddCgwC&pg=PT44




Swampy Palestine – Jews cultivating it


“Bible lands: their modern customs and manners illustrative of Scripture,” p. 176,  Henry John Van-Lennep – 1875 – 832 pp.


This uncouth beast is particularly valuable in Buffaloes in Palestine. all swampy districts, which the malaria renders almost uninhabitable, even to animals; indeed, buffaloes can not live without the opportunity of frequently plunging …
http://books.google.com/books?id=jkiBAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA176


“Doctor Liddon’s tour in Egypt and Palestine in 1886,” p.  194,  Mrs. King (Annie Liddon) – 1891 – 213 pp.


As I told you yesterday, the country we are travelling through is really beautiful, the views varied and charming. Beginning our day with a short climb, we reached the top of a high range of niountains, with a wide deep valley between us and Mount Hermon, of which we now had a noble view, it being quite free from cloud, and. the Lebanon range in the distance, which is still covered with a good deal of snow. It was a long and steep descent into the valley, followed by a rather wearisome and warm ride across low swampy ground. We crossed three wide streams. some of the sources of the Jordan. During the middle of the day we stopped at Dan, the ancient Lachish, which was conquered and retained by the tribe of Dan, although at such a distance. It is the place meant in the passage from ‘Dan even to Beersheba,’ as representing the most northern and southern towns within the tribes. This Dan is a curious mound standing in the middle of a swampy flat; from it gushes out SOURCES OF THE JORDAN 195
http://books.google.com/books?id=Mw0qAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA194


PALESTINE. (Hansard, 17 November 1930)
Mr. LLOYD GEORGE… Most of the land acquired by the Jews was swampy and malarial and required heavy expenditure on drainage before it could be made habitable…
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1930/nov/17/palestine


“Conflict and peacemaking in Israel-Palestine: theory and application,” p. 71, Sapir Handelman, Taylor & Francis, 2011 – 144 pp.


The strategy was purchasing land in swampy Palestine and building a home for the Jewish people.
http://books.google.com/books?id=GxCd0mokBbgC&pg=PA71




1800’s / early 1900’s Bedouin ‘settlers’ in Palestine



Palestine and Syria: Handbook for travellers‎ – Page 84 – Karl Baedeker (Firm), Albert Socin – History – 1876 – 610 pages


The settled tribes are those permanently resident in Palestine, the Hauran, the Beki’a, and N. Syria…
http://books.google.com/books?id=-r9CAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA84

[1894

http://books.google.com/books?id=6VQNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR81
Full text of “Palestine and Syria: Handbook for Travellers”
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Palestine and Syria: Handbook for travellers‎ – (pp. 77-79) Page lxxix – Karl Baedeker (Firm), Albert Socin, Immanuel Benzinger – History – 1898 – 472 pages
http://books.google.com/books?id=8QdZAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR79]


Palestine and Syria with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia: handbook for travellers. – Page lix – Karl Baedeker (Firm), Albert Socin, Immanuel Benzinger – 1906 – 436 pages


Only a few settled tribes, practising agriculture, are resident In Palestine, the Hauran, the Bika’, and N. Syria;…

http://books.google.com/books?id=ToxIAAAAMAAJ&pg=PR59






From ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica’ of 1891:
1. Main city of Upper Gallilee: Safed, predominantly Jewish.
2. Most Muslims appear NOT to be Arab.
3. There are some Algerian (Arab) settlers.
4. There are also “wandering Arabs.”


Encyclopaedia Britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature, Volume 10, William Harrison De Puy, R.S. Peale, 1891, p. 28


CALILLEE


Upper Galilee.—The mountains are tilted up towards the sea of Galilee, and the drainage of the district is towards the north-west On the south the rocky range of Jebel Jermuk rises to 4000 feet above the sea; on the east a narrow ridge 2800 feet high forms the watershed, with steep eastern slopes falling towards Jordan. Immediately west of the watershed are two small plateaus, covered with basaltic debris, near el Jish and Kades.


On the west are rugged mountains with deep intricate valleys. The main drains of the country are—first, Wady el ‘Ayun; rising north of Jebel Jermuk, and running north-west as an open valley, and secondly, Wady el Ahjar, a rugged precipitous gorge running north to join the Leontes. The district is well provided with springs throughout, and the valleys are full of water iu the spring time. Though rocky and difficult, Upper Galilee is not barren, the soil of the plateaus is rich, and the vine flourishes in the higher hills, especially in the neighbourhood of Kefr Birim. The principal town is Safed, perched on a white mountain 2700 feet above the sea. It has a population of about 9000, including Jews, Christians, and Moslems. It is one of the four sacred cities in Palestine revered by the Jews, to which nationality the majority of the inhabitants belong. Among the smaller towns we may notice Meirun, near Safed, a place also much revered by the Jews as containing the tombs of Hillel Shammni, and Simon bar Jochai. A yearly festival of most curious character is here celebrated in honour of these rabbis.’ The site of Hazor, one of the chief towns of Galilee in Bible times, has also been lately recovered. It was situated, according to Josephus, above the Lake Semechonitis (Bahr el Huleii), and the namo Hudireh, identical with the Hebrew.


Hazor, has been found by the survey party in 1877 applying to a mountain and plain, near an ancient ruin, in the required position. The little village of Kades represents the once important town of Kadesh Naphtali (Josh. xix. 37). The ruins are here extensive and interesting, but belong apparently to the Greek period.
The population of Galilee is mixed. In Lower Galilee the peasants are principally Moslem, with a sprinkling of Greek Christians round Nazareth, which is a Christian town. In Upper Galilee, however, there is a mixture of Jews and Maronites, Druses and Moslems (natives or Algerine settlers), while the slopes above the Jordan are inhabited by wandering Arabs. The Jews are engaged in trade, and the Christians, Druses, and Moslems in agriculture; and the Arabs are an entirely pastoral people.
http://books.google.com/books?id=PKMUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28



Related, from “The Earth and Its Inhabitants,” 1891


“The Earth and Its Inhabitants …: South-western Asia,” Volume 9 of The Earth and Its Inhabitants, Elisée Reclus
(Editors:) Ernest George Ravenstein, Augustus Henry Keane. D. Appleton and company, 1891, p. 376


INHABITANTS OF ‘SYRIA AND PALESTINE[…]
Like those of Anatolia, the inhabitants of Palestine consist of two distinct elements, the wandering Bedouins and the fellahin settled in villages and the outskirts of the towns. The former are diminishing in Palestine proper, where a few are found only in the Plain of Sharon, between Carmel and Jaffa. Beyond the Jordan, where they are still numerous, the chief Bedouin tribes are the Adwan (11,000), and the more powerful but less numerous Beni-Sakhr, or ” Sons of the Rocks.” In the Sinaitic peninsula, the Towarah, as they are collectively called, number about 8,000… Amongst the Bedouins, who appear to be of diverse origin, some gipsies are also found wandering under the name of Nauri.
The Palestine fellahin, generally called Kufars or ” Villagers,” are despised by the Arabs on account of their rude speech and servile character. Yet they are mostly well made, and the women of Narazeth and Bethlehem are renowned for their beauty, which rightly or wrongly is attributed to a mixture of European elements. In some districts women taken in adultery are still stoned, and leprosy.
http://books.google.com/books?id=JvCXWIJ90p0C&dq=Beni-Sakhr
http://www.archive.org/stream/earthitsinhabita09recl/earthitsinhabita09recl_djvu.txt






Some notes on earlier Jewish presence in Palestine
[including massacres, persecution by non-Arab Muslims]

“The missing century: Palestine in the fifth century : growth and decline,” Zeev Safrai, Peeters Publishers, 1998, (220 pages) p. 78


The Demographic and Ethnic Changes in Palestine – An Overview The data and considerations cited above enable us to propose a probable reconstruction of the settlement history in the various regions of Palestine in the fourth and fifth centuries. The regional division is based on the regional data presented…
1) Western Galilee (Including the Lower Galilee, the Carmel, and Possibly also the Jezreel Valley) Until the midfourth century the Jewish community constituted a decisive majority in Galilee. The population in the cities was mixed, while the villages were predominantly Jewish. Alon collected much evidence of this. The sources assume that a majority of the region’s inhabitants were Jewish.
http://books.google.com/books?id=GQ-1OsGWvw8C&pg=PA78


“A history of Palestine, 634-1099,” Moshe Gil, CUP Archive, 1992 1997 [968 pages] pp. 170-171


The Local Population and the Muslims There is no reason to assume that the proportions in the structure of the population varied drastically in the period in question, although it is very likely that the population diminished. In other words, one should not assume that the Muslims were the majority during this period Al-Istakhri mentions in 951 that in all of jund Filastin there were approximately twenty mosques, as against some sixty Christian houses of worship at the beginning of the ninth century. During the days of the Umayyads,… in about 800… Of particular interest is the passage which states that Yahya was ‘from the Jews living in the Balqa” (min yahud al-balqa’) and so we learn that at that time, there was still a Jewish population in southern Trans-Jordan.
http://books.google.com/books?id=M0wUKoMJeccC&pg=PA171


“Holy War for the Promised Land: Israel at the Crossroads,” David Dolan, B&H Publishing Group, 2003 [280 pages] p. 51


Mob violence against the Jews of Hebron broke out in 1775. Safed, which had been restored by a liberal Turkish ruler after the 1660 massacre, was again sacked in 1799. At this time, a sadistic Albanian-born Muslim nicknamed “the butcher” gained power in the region. He ordered the beheading of any subject who displeased him — especially dhimmi (non-Muslim) subjects.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BuOIcqF8NvgC&dq=butcher


“Blood libel: the Damascus affair of 1840,” Ronald Florence, Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2004, p. 47 [257 pages]


There had been pogroms against the Jews in Safed in 1834 and 1838.
http://books.google.com/books?id=bJDLrLlWg18C&pg=PA47

“Attitudes toward Jewish statehood in the Arab World,” Gil Carl AlRoy, American Academic Association for Peace in the Middle East, 1971 [History – 187 pages] p. 55


…albeit this subsumes such outrages as the confiscation of the Jerusalem synagogue and its conversion into a mosque in the middle of the fifteenth century ; the wave of terror launched against Jews in Jerusalem by Mohammad Ibn Farukh between 1625-27; the closing of synagogues in 1655 to enforce payment of confiscatory taxation; the pogroms in Safad in 1834 and 1838; the pogroms in Jaffa early in this century; etc.
http://books.google.com/books?id=3tIMAQAAMAAJ&q=1834

“Near East report”: Volume 11, Near East Report, Inc., 1967, p, 20


… of the ferocious persecution at the hands of Mohammed ibn Farukh in Jerusalem in 1625-7; of the closing of the synagogues in order to enforce the payment of new oppressive taxation in 1655, of pogroms in Safed in 1834 and 1838…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=6bMMAQAAMAAJ&dq=1834




British Mandate different reaction towards Arab immigration VS towards Jewish immigration
Blocking Jewish immigration while encouraging Arabs’


Present tense: Volume 17 – American Jewish Committee – 1990


… Western society have been persuaded that the real focus is on the so-called Palestinians and a “homeland” for them. … Such as Roiphe ignore the results of the British meddling in the Middle East: their setting up of Saudi Arabia and Jordan and their military occupation of mandatory Palestine, which in the middle and late 1930s forbade immigration of Jews except those who could provide employment for Arabs, who were admitted freely.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=ZH4uAQAAIAAJ&q=forbade


“Britain’s naval and political reaction to the illegal immigration of Jews to Palestine, 1945-1948,” Fritz Liebreich, Routledge: 2005 (ISBN 0714656372, 9780714656373), pp. 28-30

In fact, there are many British files, dating from the beginning of the Mandate to the 1940s, which contain references to Syrians from the Hauran being admitted freely to Palestine without passport or visa. The British authorities in Palestine tended to count the Arab illicit immigrants as indigenous deeply rooted Palestinians… The Determinants of British Policy… Matters improved with the departure of Lieutenant General Sir Louis Bols on 30 May 1920, the ending of the military adminidstration and the appointment of Sir Samuel as the first British High Commisioner for Palestine. However, under constant pressure from British pro-Arab spokesmen and officials, relations between Britian and the Jewish Zionists deteriorated steadily.
A Very good exaple of virtuallly general anti-Zionist bias of successsive British mandatory adiminstrations would be the virtual continuation of the Ottoman policy of supporting or at least condoning non-Jewish illegal [p. 31] immigration to Palestine. In contrast to the near universal and general condemntation and confrontation with Jewish illegal immigration.
As a buffer against the Bedouin the Ottomans had already brought the first Circassians from the Caucasus to Palestine in 1878. These truculant habitual warriors had been settled by the Turks as irregular garrisons on the desert fringes, allowing them to occupy and cultivate land, and thus hold back the nomad Arabs, who neither paid tax nor tilled the land at any time. Egyptian immigrants were settled by Ibrahim Pasha in Jaffa, Acre, Nablus and Beisan, Moors and Kurds settled in Safed, while the Arab tribes of the Wulda, Bu Sheille, Lheib and Adwquat, having been defeated in tribal wars and raids, entered Palestine at about the same time as the first Jewish settlers arrived. These Arabs cannot be considered indigenous to the land and neither can the Turks, Kurds, Moors, Algerians, Egyptians and Circassians imported by the Turks as aprotective force. The virtually generally accepted British claim of an overwhelming Arab indigenous population, settled for a thousand years in a crowded Palestine, whe were in danger of being swamped and displaced by the Jews was, therefore, considered by the more extreme Zionists to be a rewriting of history.
Illegal Jewish immigration was always fastidiously reported by successive British administrations, while the very considerable Arab illegal immigration was only addressed when their detection has became flagrant. The British Mandatory authorities whose tasks included recording the comings and goings in Palestine, was occasionally forced to mention the illegal Arab immigration, but only when the battle became too prevalent. The movement was always underestimated, minimised and considered casual:

In addition to increase in recorded immigration, a number of persons are known to enter Palestine illegally from both adjacent and European countries and remain there permanently.
Considerable Arab immigration was indeed proceeding without restriction or record from such areas as Syria, Egypt, Trans-Jordan and Lebanon. There has been some immigration from the surrounding territories, which, since it avoids the frontier controls, is not recorded.
Jewish illegal immigration was minutely detailed and meticulously recorded but all references to Arab illegal immigration were, perhaps deliberately, obscured. The preponderant concentration on the Jewish illegal immigration overwhelemd and negated all record of the parallel Arab traffic.
Tewfik Bey al-Haurani, Governer of the Hauran, was quoted as saying, ‘In the last few months from 30,000 to 36,000 Hauranese Syrians have entered Palestine and settled there.’
http://books.google.com/books?id=LsgnW34jp90C&pg=PA31&dq=arab+immigration+palestine


“The Handbook of the Middle East,” ‎Michael Kort, Juvenile Nonfiction, Twenty-First Century Books, 2007, 320 pp. [ISBN 0822571439, 9780822571438]


…the British imposed restrictions on Jewish immigration into Palestine. Those restrictions were tightened in the 1930s, just when Jews in Europe were attempting to escape Nazi persecution.
The British imposed these restrictions because the Arabs of Palestine, at the time the overwhelming majority of the population, strongly objected to Jewish immigration. During the 1920s and 1930s, their anger erupted into protests and acts of violence directed at the Jews, whose population nonetheless rose from 50,000 in 1917 to 350,000 in 1939. Yet Jews were far from the only immigrants entering Palestine. In fact, during the years the British restricted Jewish immigration, they did nothing to restrict extensive Arab immigration from neighboring countries, which had been going on for decades.
http://books.google.com/books?id=0xAh8wbCqEUC&pg=PT78


“The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel Under International Law,” Howard Grief, p. 711, Mazo Publishers, 2008 [731 pages]

…the establishment of an independent Arab Government for Palestine, which was, of course, the complete opposite of what was required to be done under the Mandate’s provisions. This British policy of converting a Jewish Palestine into an Arab Palestine reached its outrageous apex in the infamous White Paper of May 17, 1939, presented by Colonial Secretary Malcolm Macdonald on behalf of the British Government led by Prime Minister Nevill Chamberlain. That constituted an unrivaled act of diabolical treachery that will be remembered for all time because it prevented the rescue of millions of Jews trapped in the Holocaust who could have found refuge in Palestine, had the British truly implemented the Mandate as they were legally required to do.
nstituting various restrictions on the entry of Jews into Palestine, despite Britains’ solemn international obligation to facilitate Jewish immigration to make possible the creation of an eventual independent Jewish State.


These restrictions imposed by Britain were justified by a concept not found in the Mandate, the economic absorptive capacity of the country. The inevitable result was to prevent Jews from becoming a majority of the population of Palestine in as short a period as possible, as originally visualized in the San Remo Resolution and Articles 2 and 6 of the Mandate. Conversely and ironically, the British authorities allowed hundreds of thousands of Arabs to cross over illegally into Cisjordanian Palestine, especially from Syria and Transjordan, thus doubling the size of the local Arab population and frustrating the aim of a de facto Jewish state.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yqk3XE196GsC&pg=PA711


“The rape of Palestine and the struggle for Jerusalem,” Lionel I. Casper, Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2003, p. 67 [305 pages]


While these constraints were enforced against Jewish immigration, the technocrats in Whitehall were happy to encourage Arab immigration, both official and unofficial. No passport or visa qualifications were required. No police patrols or investigations were ever launched. No passport or visa qualifications were required. No police patrols or investigations were ever launched. No illegals were ever impounded, provided they were Arab.
In 1933, owing to a poor harvest, 35000 Arabs immigrated from the Syrian province of Hauran. Two-thousand came from Damascus and ten-thousand Druse fled from Egypt to Palestine. Years earlier whole tribes had come north from the Hejaz.
Formal British estimates (Peel Commission Report) acknowledged that the Arab population had doubled in fourteen years. In effect, the plans of Whitehall were being put in place. In flagrant contradiction of its obligations under the Mandate, Britain was illicitly trying to convert Palestine into an Arab state.
http://books.google.com/books?id=3p2FZ-_0Z70C&pg=PA67






Dispelling the sands thrown in the eye by “Palestinian” propaganda’s intentional fooling cloudness machine.
Clarity factors:
1. Among the ingredients of this salad group, Non-Arab Muslims, non-Arab Bedouins.
2. The “inclusion” in early census of what is today Jordan


“Jews,” George E. Berkley, Branden Books, 1997, pp. 289-292 (ISBN 0828320276, 9780828320276), History, 364 pages


Wherever Jews settled, the Arab population also increased, starting a pattern that would continue for the next two centuries. The Jewish presence had always been especially strong in Jerusalem and by 1820 it had prompted Britain’s Anglican Church to set up a mission for Jewish conversion…
In 1844 the Turkish rulers carried out Jerusalem’s first census. It showed a population of just over 15000, broken down as follows:
Jews: 7120
Moslems: 5720
Christians: 3390
As these figures show, the Jews formed a plurality within the city. Moreover, as the figures fail to show, the ratio of Jews to Arabs was greater than the ratio of Jews to Moslems since not all the city’s Moslems were Arabs. Turks alone must have made up a good many, possibly a majority of the city’s Moslem population.
But if Palestine’s cities and towns were not teeming with Palestinian Arabs, neither, so it appears, was its countryside. In 1835 a French traveler, Alfonse de Lamartine, reported how “outside the gates of Jerusalem, we saw indeed no living object and heard no living sound.” In 1857 the American writer, Herman Melville, arrived in Palestine by ship and viewing the scene from the deck of his vessel, saw only “a desert of rocks.” This impression was subsequently reinforced by his trip through Judea where he found “unleavened nakedness of isolation.” A dozen years later another American writer, Mark Twain , made a more extensive trip to Palestine. In Galilee, Twain found an “unpeopled desert,” Jericho was a mere “paper village,” while Bethlehem was “untenanted by any living creature. In contrast to the “verdant land” extolled by Arafat, Twain saw hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Palestine, he said, “is desolate and unlovely.” As late as 1881, when the first substantial Jewish immigrations started to arrive, a British photographer found he could ride for miles and miles with “no appearance of life and habitation.”
Of course there were Arabs in Palestine, in all far more of them than there were Jews. But a good many of these Arabs were Bedouins and hence cannot be considered “Palestinians.” (As we will see in the next chapter, the Bedouins have a decidedly different relationship with Israel.) As for “Palestinians,” a census taken by the Turks in 1881 showed 144000 ” settled” ie, non-Bedouin Moslems living in Palestine.
In assessing this figure we must take into account two qualifying circumstances. The first is the aforementioned fact that not all Moslems in Palestine were Arabs. The second is that Palestine then included what is today Jordan. Thus the number of non-Bedouin Arabs living in what Palestinians today call Palestine was probably no more than 100000 and may well have been less.
The numbers, however, were starting to increase and would increase substantially , indeed sweepingly, in the years to come. Two developments would cause this to come about.
The Turks had become worried about growing nationalist sentiments in their already faltering empire, and to dilute such sentiments, they began shifting their subjects around. They were apparently especially interested in settling more of their subjects in Palestine where marauding Bedouins were making a shambles of Turkish rule. So they transferred to Palestine not just Arabs from other lands but non-Arabs as well.
Whole villages of Moors, Syrians, and even Bosnians-parts of Europe were still under Turkish rule- were resettled in Palestine. Moors, for example, soon made up most of the Moslems in Safed. These non-Arabs were eventually absorbed into the expanding population, and this brings us to the second and more critical development: the arrival of large numbers of Jews.
Jews had begun to immigrate in growing numbers all through the 19th century, but when Russia began unleashing its savage pogroms at the beginning of the 1880s, their numbers increased substantially… As more Jews arrived, so did more Arabs, eager to take advantage of the economic opportunites the Jews were creating.
In 1895 a French geographer, Vital Cincinet, estimated the population of the area at 450000, of whom 250000 were “settled” [non- Bedouin] Moslems. In other words, the “Palestinian” population had almost doubled in 13 years, with nearly all the increase occurring in the areas where the Jews were settling…
During this time the Arab population in areas where the Jews had not yet settled had actually remained stagnant and even slightly declined. As Dr. Carl Herman Boss, chairman of the American Christian Palestine Committee, would say in 1952, “The Arab population of Palestine was small and limited until Jewish resettlement restored the barren lands and drew to it Arabs from neighboring countries.”http://books.google.com/books?id=BeFC9bAG2B0C&pg=PA289&lpg=PA289


Palestine: The Original Sin


Meir Abelson


[…]
Those Were the Days
Today, the word Zionism is anathema to the Muslim Arabs, but it was not always so. Zionism did not begin with Theodore Herzl in 1897; the whole history of the Jews is a yearning for a reborn Jewish state. Throughout the entire 19th century, the return of the Jews to the Holy Land was so widely supported in Britain, the United States and France that such eminent persons as Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, John Adams, the second President of the United States, General Smuts of South Africa, President Masaryk of Czechoslovakia, British Prime Ministers Lloyd George and Arthur Balfour, President Woodrow Wilson, Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher and historian, Henri Durant, founder of the Red Cross and author of the Geneva Conventions, Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian scientist and humanitarian, were among its enthusiastic proponents. The French government through Minister M. Cambon formally committed itself to “the renaissance of the Jewish nationality in that Land from which the people of Israel were exiled so many centuries ago”. Even in faraway China, Wang, Minister of Foreign Affairs, declared that “the Nationalist government is in full sympathy with the Jewish people in their desire to establish a country for themselves.”


In fact, there is a list of over 50 eminent people from more than 20 countries who appear in the gallery of non-Jewish Zionists. Representing the political, intellectual elite of many nations, many of them had traveled widely throughout the Land; but all – even those who had not – could hardly have been unaware of the written evidence – report after report – of travelers who testified as to the barren and desolate state of Palestine. The most famous was Mark Twain, who recorded after his visit in 1867: “Stirring scenes occur in the valley (Jezreel) no more. There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent – not for thirty miles in either direction. …One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings.” Of the Galilee, he wrote of “…these unpeopled deserts, these rusty mounds of barrenness…” Nazareth he described as “forlorn”, Jericho as “a moldering ruin”.


Thirty years later, in 1898, German Kaiser Wilhelm II also visited Palestine. He was appalled at the condition of the country. The Ottomans had stripped the forests for lumber and firewood. The Palestinian Arabs had let an old Roman aqueduct fall into ruin. The ultimate ecological curse was the ubiquitous herds of black goats. For nearly 2,000 years after the dispersion of the Jews, Arabs had allowed their goats to graze unfenced across Palestine. They had eaten the grass down to its roots, and the topsoil had eroded and blown away. The biblical land of milk and honey had become a dust bowl.


In 1891, Dr. W.E. Blackstone, quoting the foremost authorities on international law, pointed out that since the Jews never gave up their title to Palestine, the general “law of dereliction” did not apply in their case; “for they never abandoned the land. They made no treaty; they did not even surrender. They simply succumbed, after the most desperate conflict, to the overwhelming power of the Romans…” Blackstone quoted the leading legal authorities of his day, who agreed that the Jewish claim is legally sound – and this remains so to this day.


Arabs Welcome Jews Home


And what of “Arab nationalism”? At that time, no one had heard of a “Palestine Arab people”; the term was not invented until after 1964, entirely for political reasons. The British Peace Handbook No. 60, published in 1918, declared that “the people west of the Jordan are not Arabs, but only Arab speaking… In the Gaza district they are mostly of Egyptian origin; elsewhere they are of the most mixed race…they (the Arabs of Palestine) have little if any national sentiment…they hide their weapons at the call of patriotism.” The idea that Palestine should be Arab was never even contemplated. On the contrary, the attitude of the Arabs to the Jewish National Movement was one of almost unanimous approval. In 1906, Farid Kassab, a famous Syrian author, expressed the view uniformly held by the Arabs: “The Jews of the Orient are at home. This land is their only fatherland. They don’t know any other.” A year later, Dr. Moses Gaster reported that he had “held conversations with some of the leading sheiks, and they all expressed pleasure at the advent of the Jews, for they considered that with them had come ‘barakat’ – blessing, since the rain came in due season.”


Throughout Arabia, the chiefs were for the most part, distinctly pro-Zionist, as were the Palestinian peasantry, who were delighted at the benefits that Jewish immigration was bringing them. The Muslim religious leader, the Mufti, was openly friendly, even taking a prominent part in the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Emir Hussein of the Hejaz replied “with an expression of goodwill towards a kindred Semitic race”, when the Balfour Declaration was communicated to him in 1918, and his son Feisal, acting officially for the Arab movement, wrote on March 3, 1919:


We Arabs look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our deputation in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday by the Zionist Organization to the Peace Conference and we regard them as moderate and proper. We will do our best, insofar as we are concerned, to help them through. We will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home.


There had indeed been many attacks on Jewish settlements by Bedouin long before then, reflecting the age-old clash between agriculturalists and shepherds; and it has been said that not a single settlement was created without some loss of life. Nevertheless, this was a feature of the lawless state of the country, in which Jews were not the only victims.


As late as 1920, three years after the Balfour Declaration, the British government issued a Peace Handbook No. 162 on Zionism for the instruction and information of British officials and representatives throughout the world. It stated unequivocally that Jewish nationalism has been continuous, and refers to the fact that it is “the oldest nationalist movement in history”. No more explicit statement of Jewish aspirations has ever been penned than this official British publication, which is now buried somewhere in the dusty files of Whitehall.
http://www.acpr.org.il/ENGLISH-NATIV/issue1/Abelson-1.htm


 




Palestine’s mixed population – counted as “indigenous.”


“The Athenaeum: Part 1, J. Lection, 1887, Page 469


LITERATURE



Haifa; or, Lift in Modern Palestine. By Laurence Oliphant. (Blackwood & Sons.) In November, 1882, Mr. Laurence Oliphant took up his residence at Haifa, under the shadow of Mount Carmel, and commenced a series of delightful letters to the New York Sun upon Palestine and the domestic life of its people. Thanks to Mr. Dana the letters, which are spread over a period of three years, have been gathered together in a book, and in that form they have now, for the first time we believe, been published in this country.



[…]

Besides the colonies, a large Jewish agricultural college near Jaffa, founded by the Israelite Alliance, has for the last fifteen years been educating Jewish youths in agricultural pursuits; and though at first it entailed a heavy outlay on its promoters, it is now a financial success On the southern slopes of Carmel a thousand acres of pasture and arable land have been purchased by the Central Jewish Colonization Society of Roumania, and here is being tried the interesting experiment of associating Jews and Moslem fellahin in field labour…



Less satisfactory colonists than Germans or Jews are the Circassians who have been settled at several places east of Jordan, and on the coast plain south of Carmel. The site of Csesarea, with its extensive ruins, has been given to Slav Moslems, who have emigrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina since those provinces were handed over to Austria; and near Acre a Persian colony has collected round the successor of the founder of the Bubs, who lives in complete seclusion at a villa on the plain.

http://books.google.com/books?id=KWRIAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA469


“History of Palestine: the last two thousand years,” Jacob De Haas, The Macmillan company, 1934, p. 147 [523 pages]


The real Arab stock in Islam was exceedingly small, for the people found by the First Companion in Palestine and Syria were a melange, “ethnologically a chaos of all the possible human combinations to which, when Palestine became a land of pilgrimage, a new admixture was added.”
” The myth, that has influenced Near Eastern policies to this day, that there are countless “sons of the desert,” has no basis in fact.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=cTYcAAAAMAAJ&dq=ethnologically
[Original source:] p. 150
Richard Hartmann, Palastina unter den Arabern, 632-1516, Leipzig, 1915, p. 23
http://books.google.com/books?id=9pVPAAAAYAAJ&dq=arabern


A System of geography for the use of schools…, Sidney Edwards Morse, Harper and brothers, 1862, p. 60 [72 pages]


Palestine, Syria, and Mesopotamia, also suffer muel from predatory incursions of the Bedouin Arabs of the bordering deserts… The Bedouin, or wandering Arab, is a singular compound of hospitality and robbery, the stranger who is treated with lavish kindness tn the tent, being robbed and murdered without remorse when met in the open plain.
http://books.google.com/books?id=u8j31YOvHBAC&pg=PA60


“Palestine: or, The Holy Land,” Josiah Conder, 1824, p. 202 [372 pages]


what less, the cultivated land is succeeded by a desert country, abandoned to the wandering Arabs. Near where this change of aspect begins to present itself, is a place called by the natives El Baid, where there is a fountain in the …
http://books.google.com/books?id=WJ1JAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA202


“The Middle East,” Edward William Polson Newman, G. Bles, 1926 [300 pages], p. 23


…Arabs is quite incorrect, and this is what is usually done in the case of Palestine.
The Arabic-speaking people of Palestine, about 90 per cent of the population, are divided into three categories. There are the Beduin, or mobile tribes, who are the only true Arabs in the country, with the exception of one or two old Arab families who live in the larger towns. There are the ” Fellaheen,” or settled cultivators of the soil, who are probably in part descended from … and are no more akin to Arabs than are the Kaffirs of South Africa to Zulus. Their only similarity is that they speak the same language, Arabic. The Beduin are a pure race, while the fellaheen are mongrels, and a Beduin sheikh would regard his being classed with the fellaheen of Palestine as one of the greatest insults imaginable. Then there are the Syrians, or town-dwellers, who are a mixed race of miscellaneous origin and no origin in particular. They can usually be recognised from the fact that they wear the ” tarboosh…
The greater part of the non- Jewish population are Moslems, although there is a good percentage of Christians with smaller proportions of Druses, Metwalis, Baha ‘is and Samaritans. The Moslem community includes a number of Circassians, Magharbeh and Bosnian immigrants as well as the Beduin, Fellaheen and Syrian adherents, while the 1 Such as El Husseini and El Khaldi.
http://books.google.com/books?id=BNJAAAAAIAAJ&dq=mobile+tribes
http://books.google.com/books?id=BNJAAAAAIAAJ&dq=bosnian
http://books.google.com/books?id=BNJAAAAAIAAJ&dq=zulus
http://books.google.com/books?id=BNJAAAAAIAAJ&dq=town-dwellers



Exile and return: the struggle for a Jewish homeland – Martin Gilbert
Lippincott, 1978 – 364 pages – [Page 230]



Not only Jewish immigrants, but Arab immigrants had been drawn to Palestine by its new-found prosperity, and the Arabs like the Jews had been drawn from a wide geographic area. The Palestine census of 1931 had shown that many Arabs then resident in Palestine had been born in countries as far away as Morocco, Algeria, Tripoli and Yemen.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=SMltAAAAMAAJ&dq=algeria



This fact had so impressed itself on Churchill that he told the House of Commons during his speech:

So far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied till their population has increased more than even all world Jewry could lift up the Jewish population. Now we are asked to decree that all this is to stop and all this to come to an end. We are now asked to submit, and this is what rankles most with me, to an agitation which is fed with foreign money and ceaselessly inflamed by Nazi and by Fascist propaganda.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=KmSFAAAAIAAJ&dq=multiplied



During the course of his speech Churchill drew attention to a factor of the Palestine problem which had been much commented on in Britain during the previous two years : the large Arab as well as Jewish immigration into Palestine since the beginning of the Mandate. The extent of this Arab immigration had been commented on by several Jewish witnesses to the Peel Commission.

http://books.google.com/books?id=SMltAAAAMAAJ&dq=churchill&q=arab+immigration


Palestine inhabited by a mixed population
Among the peoples who have been counted as “indigenous Palestinian Arabs” are Balkans, Greeks, Syrians, Latins, Egyptians, Turks, Armenians, Italians, Persians, Kurds, Germans, Afghans, Circassians, Bosnians, Sudanese, Samaritans, Algerians, Motawila, and Tartars…
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/mixed.html


Jews, Arabs, and Eretz Israel; an Historical Perspective

[…]
At the end of the nineteenth century, despite the claims of hundreds of thousands of Arab refugees to ancestral rights, the total Arab population of the entire Holy Land was no more than 300,000,24 a number less than half of those who are presently citizens of Israel!



An increase in Arab population began to take place at the beginning of the twentieth century. The influx of Arabs was a direct consequence of the activity of the Zionists who began to settle into and develop the land in the 1880’s. The Jewish pioneers bought up swampy, desolate or desert land and proceeded under horrendous difficulties to restore it to productivity. The increase in the Arab population was directly proportional to the Zionist’s success in their endeavor ” to make the swamps fruitful and the desert bloom.”



New employment opportunities brought Arabs from Syria, Egypt, and even Saudi Arabia all underdeveloped lands. Thus, a major proportion of the 1948 Arab population of Israel is attributable to the backbreaking endeavors of the Zionists.



British government statistics substantiate the dramatic increase of Arab population in the new Jewish areas, an increase in sharp contrast to the relatively static number of Arabs in the non-Jewish areas,



In addition, the population statistics between 1893 and 1948 regarding the Arab presence are deceiving. All non-Jews are registered in one category and Jews in another. Thus Christians, Pagans, and Jews who did not declare their religion are registered as Arab! The Jewish population just prior to World War I nonetheless numbered in the skewed census as 85,000.



Under the British, Arab immigration was encouraged and Jewish immigration curtailed. Only 12,000 entry permits for Jews were allowed. The Jews who had escaped the Nazi death camps were forced to return to the charnal houses because entry permits had to be acquired in advance – evidently the Jews were to apply at the nearest gestapo headquarters! When Jewish leaders begged the British to forego “legal” entry permits and deduct the numbers from the allowable total of 12,000, the requests were denied.



The British did not merely encourage Arab immigration; They imported Arabs from other Arab countries! Clearly a large number of those who now claim “Palestinian” rights in Israel were among these immigrants and most others stem from Arabs who arrived after the Zionists had created a viable economy.
http://www.hebrewhistory.org/factpapers/eretz26.html



‘Palestine Royal Commission’ in 1937: Arab immigration ‘problem’ has arisen beacuse of ‘Jewish development’


“The Palestine Royal Commission, 1937,” Aaron S. Klieman, Garland Pub., 1987 [450 pages], p. 98



The problem of Arab immigration has arisen only because of the Jewish development and Jewish immigration into Palestine, which has created room for more people than the number of Jews allowed by the Government to come in.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=NyAuAAAAMAAJ&dq=1681

“Communism and Zionism in Palestine: the Comintern and the political unrest in the 1920’s,” Jacob Hen-Tov, Transaction Publishers, 1974, p. 14 (184 pages)


It should be noted that the economic development initiated by the Zionist settlers in Palestine during the period 1920-37 also led to a wave of Arab immigration from neighboring Arab states (about 100,000).
http://books.google.com/books?id=FPLLgmBL4MEC&pg=PA14



Noted jurist Erns Frankenstein – 1944

Ernst Frankenstein, “Justice for my people, p. 88, (Dial Press) 1944 208 pp.


[…] But their claim, if ever it existed, does not exist any more. The Arabs outside Palestine are organized in a number of states. …On the other hand, the Arabic-speaking inhabitants of Palestine, as we shall see later, are not the descendants of the conquerors. But even if they were, they would have lost their alleged rights . For unlike the Jews, the Palestinian Arabs never struggled for their independence…

http://books.google.com/books?id=CzYzAAAAMAAJ&q=%22are+not+the+descendants%22



p. 108


… But a Palestinian people which could claim this right, does not exist.
The Arabic-speaking inhabitants of Palestine are either Arabs, as they call themselves, or Syrians, as the Syrian Arabs prefer to call them.


There is no other alternative, as Palestine has had no separate political existence since the destruction of the Jewish State, but has ever since formed part of Syria. An independent Arabic Palestine has never existed.

http://books.google.com/books?id=8CI4AAAAIAAJ&dq=%22arabisc-speaking&q=%22+Arabic-speaking+inhabitants+of+Palestine%22

Bio:


Ernst Frankenstein (biographical details)

Dr. Ernst Frankenstein was a German-Jewish jurist, and authority on … and served as lecturer at the Academy of International Law at The Hague.
http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/db.php?auid=24830




General description


“Palestine: a study of Jewish, Arab, and British policies”: Volume 1, Esco Foundation for Palestine, inc.,
Yale university press, 1947 (1380 pages) pp. 462-463



On the racial side, Arab Palestine is a mixture of the many stocks that have passed through it in trade, invasion and conquest. The Arabian type of the desert Bedouin is distinguishable throughout the country… Apart from the populations brought in by the conquerors, Palestine, like Syria, has from time immemorial been peopled by the drifting population of Arabia, and to some extent by the backwash from its harbors
http://books.google.com/books?id=m8c-AQAAIAAJ&dq=mixture
http://books.google.com/books?id=m8c-AQAAIAAJ&dq=drifting
http://books.google.com/books?id=m8c-AQAAIAAJ&dq=backwash


The Arabs in Palestine

By Mitchell Bard

For many centuries, Palestine was a sparsely populated, poorly cultivated and widely-neglected expanse of eroded hills, sandy deserts and malarial marshes. Mark Twain, who visited Palestine in 1867, described it as: “…[a] desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds-a silent mournful expanse….A desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of life and action….We never saw a human being on the whole route….There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of the worthless soil, had almost deserted the country.”

As late as 1880, the American consul in Jerusalem reported the area was continuing its historic decline. “The population and wealth of Palestine has not increased during the last forty years,” he said.

The Report of the Palestine Royal Commission quotes an account of the Maritime Plain in 1913:

The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and carts…no orange groves, orchards or vineyards were to be seen until one reached [the Jewish village of] Yabna [Yavne]….Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen….The ploughs used were of wood….The yields were very poor….The sanitary conditions in the village were horrible. Schools did not exist….The western part, towards the sea, was almost a desert….The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many ruins of villages were scattered over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by their inhabitants.
Lewis French, the British Director of Development wrote of Palestine:
We found it inhabited by fellahin who lived in mud hovels and suffered severely from the prevalent malaria….Large areas…were uncultivated….The fellahin, if not themselves cattle thieves, were always ready to harbor these and other criminals. The individual plots…changed hands annually. There was little public security, and the fellahin’s lot was an alternation of pillage and blackmail by their neighbors, the Bedouin.
Surprisingly, many people who were not sympathetic to the Zionist cause believed the Jews would improve the condition of Palestinian Arabs. For example, Dawood Barakat, editor of the Egyptian paper Al-Ahram, wrote: “It is absolutely necessary that an entente be made between the Zionists and Arabs, because the war of words can only do evil. The Zionists are necessary for the country: The money which they will bring, their knowledge and intelligence, and the industriousness which characterizes them will contribute without doubt to the regeneration of the country.”

Even a leading Arab nationalist believed the return of the Jews to their homeland would help resuscitate the country. According to Sherif Hussein, the guardian of the Islamic Holy Places in Arabia:
The resources of the country are still virgin soil and will be developed by the Jewish immigrants. One of the most amazing things until recent times was that the Palestinian used to leave his country, wandering over the high seas in every direction. His native soil could not retain a hold on him, though his ancestors had lived on it for 1000 years. At the same time we have seen the Jews from foreign countries streaming to Palestine from Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain, America. The cause of causes could not escape those who had a gift of deeper insight. They knew that the country was for its original sons (abna’ihi­l­asliyin), for all their differences, a sacred and beloved homeland. The return of these exiles (jaliya) to their homeland will prove materially and spiritually [to be] an experimental school for their brethren who are with them in the fields, factories, trades and in all things connected with toil and labor.
A Population Boom
As Hussein foresaw, the regeneration of Palestine, and the growth of its population, came only after Jews returned in massive numbers. The Jewish population increased by 470,000 between World War I and World War II while the non-Jewish population rose by 588,000. In fact, the permanent Arab population increased 120 percent between 1922 and 1947.

This rapid growth was a result of several factors. One was immigration from neighboring states — constituting 37 percent of the total immigration to pre-state Israel — by Arabs who wanted to take advantage of the higher standard of living the Jews had made possible. The Arab population also grew because of the improved living conditions created by the Jews as they drained malarial swamps and brought improved sanitation and health care to the region. Thus, for example, the Muslim infant mortality rate fell from 201 per thousand in 1925 to 94 per thousand in 1945 and life expectancy rose from 37 years in 1926 to 49 in 1943.

The Arab population increased the most in cities with large Jewish populations that had created new economic opportunities. From 1922­1947, the non-Jewish population increased 290 percent in Haifa, 131 percent in Jerusalem and 158 percent in Jaffa. The growth in Arab towns was more modest: 42 percent in Nablus, 78 percent in Jenin and 37 percent in Bethlehem.

Jewish Land Purchases
Despite the growth in their population, the Arabs continued to assert they were being displaced. The truth is from the beginning of World War I, part of Palestine’s land was owned by absentee landlords who lived in Cairo, Damascus and Beirut. About 80 percent of the Palestinian Arabs were debt-ridden peasants, semi-nomads and Bedouins.

Jews actually went out of their way to avoid purchasing land in areas where Arabs might be displaced. They sought land that was largely uncultivated, swampy, cheap and, most important, without tenants. In 1920, Labor Zionist leader David Ben-Gurion expressed his concern about the Arab fellahin, whom he viewed as “the most important asset of the native population.” Ben-Gurion said “under no circumstances must we touch land belonging to fellahs or worked by them.” He advocated helping liberate them from their oppressors. “Only if a fellah leaves his place of settlement,” Ben-Gurion added, “should we offer to buy his land, at an appropriate price.”

It was only after the Jews had bought all of this available land that they began to purchase cultivated land. Many Arabs were willing to sell because of the migration to coastal towns and because they needed money to invest in the citrus industry.

When John Hope Simpson arrived in Palestine in May 1930, he observed: “They [Jews] paid high prices for the land, and in addition they paid to certain of the occupants of those lands a considerable amount of money which they were not legally bound to pay.”

In 1931, Lewis French conducted a survey of landlessness and eventually offered new plots to any Arabs who had been “dispossessed.” British officials received more than 3,000 applications, of which 80 percent were ruled invalid by the Government’s legal adviser because the applicants were not landless Arabs. This left only about 600 landless Arabs, 100 of whom accepted the Government land offer.

In April 1936, a new outbreak of Arab attacks on Jews was instigated by a Syrian guerrilla named Fawzi al-Qawukji, the commander of the Arab Liberation Army. By November, when the British finally sent a new commission headed by Lord Peel to investigate, 89 Jews had been killed and more than 300 wounded.

The Peel Commission’s report found that Arab complaints about Jewish land acquisition were baseless. It pointed out that “much of the land now carrying orange groves was sand dunes or swamp and uncultivated when it was purchased….there was at the time of the earlier sales little evidence that the owners possessed either the resources or training needed to develop the land.” Moreover, the Commission found the shortage was “due less to the amount of land acquired by Jews than to the increase in the Arab population.” The report concluded that the presence of Jews in Palestine, along with the work of the British Administration, had resulted in higher wages, an improved standard of living and ample employment opportunities.

In his memoirs, Transjordan’s King Abdullah wrote:
It is made quite clear to all, both by the map drawn up by the Simpson Commission and by another compiled by the Peel Commission, that the Arabs are as prodigal in selling their land as they are in useless wailing and weeping (author’s emphasis).
Even at the height of the Arab revolt in 1938, the British High Commissioner to Palestine believed the Arab landowners were complaining about sales to Jews to drive up prices for lands they wished to sell. Many Arab landowners had been so terrorized by Arab rebels they decided to leave Palestine and sell their property to the Jews.

The Jews were paying exorbitant prices to wealthy landowners for small tracts of arid land. “In 1944, Jews paid between $1,000 and $1,100 per acre in Palestine, mostly for arid or semiarid land; in the same year, rich black soil in Iowa was selling for about $110 per acre.”

By 1947, Jewish holdings in Palestine amounted to about 463,000 acres. Approximately 45,000 of these acres were acquired from the Mandatory Government; 30,000 were bought from various churches and 387,500 were purchased from Arabs. Analyses of land purchases from 1880 to 1948 show that 73 percent of Jewish plots were purchased from large landowners, not poor fellahin. Those who sold land included the mayors of Gaza, Jerusalem and Jaffa. As’ad el­Shuqeiri, a Muslim religious scholar and father of PLO chairman Ahmed Shuqeiri, took Jewish money for his land. Even King Abdullah leased land to the Jews. In fact, many leaders of the Arab nationalist movement, including members of the Muslim Supreme Council, sold land to Jews.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/Arabs_in_Palestine.html


Jewish vs. Arab Immigration

During World War I, the Jewish population declined because of the war, famine, disease and expulsion. In 1915, approximately 83,000 Jews lived in Palestine among 590,000 Muslim and Christian Arabs. According to the 1922 census, the Jewish population was 84,000, while the Arabs numbered 643,000.4 Thus, the Arab population continued to grow exponentially even while that of the Jews stagnated.

In the mid-1920s, Jewish immigration to Palestine increased primarily because of anti-Jewish economic legislation in Poland and Washington’s imposition of restrictive quotas.5

The record number of immigrants in 1935 (see table) was a response to the growing persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. The British administration considered this number too large, however, so the Jewish Agency was informed that less than one-third of the quota it asked for would be approved in 1936.6

The British gave in further to Arab demands by announcing in the 1939 White Paper that an independent Arab state would be created within 10 years, and that Jewish immigration was to be limited to 75,000 for the next five years, after which it was to cease altogether. It also forbade land sales to Jews in 95 percent of the territory of Palestine. The Arabs, nevertheless, rejected the proposal.
[…]

By contrast, throughout the Mandatory period, Arab immigration was unrestricted. In 1930, the Hope Simpson Commission, sent from London to investigate the 1929 Arab riots, said the British practice of ignoring the uncontrolled illegal Arab immigration from Egypt, Transjordan and Syria had the effect of displacing the prospective Jewish immigrants.7

The British Governor of the Sinai from 1922-36 observed: “This illegal immigration was not only going on from the Sinai, but also from Transjordan and Syria, and it is very difficult to make a case out for the misery of the Arabs if at the same time their compatriots from adjoining states could not be kept from going in to share that misery.”8

The Peel Commission reported in 1937 that the “shortfall of land is, we consider, due less to the amount of land acquired by Jews than to the increase in the Arab population.”9

Notes:

4Arieh Avneri, The Claim of Dispossession, (Tel Aviv: Hidekel Press, 1984), p. 28; and Porath, pp. 17-18.
5Yehoshua Porath, The Emergence of the Palestinian-Arab National Movement, 1918-1929, (London: Frank Cass, 1974), p. 18.
6Cohen, p. 53.
7John Hope Simpson, Palestine: Report on Immigration, Land Settlement and Development, (London, 1930), p. 126.
8Palestine Royal Commission Report, p. 291.
9Palestine Royal Commission Report, p. 242.
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The fight for Jerusalem: radical Islam, the west, and the future the Holy City – Page 128 – Dore Gold – (Regnery Publishing) 2009 [ISBN 1596981024] – History – 372 pages

Thus Ernst Frankenstein, a German-Jewish jurist who lectured at the Academy of International Law in the Hague, concluded that the Arabs did not have ” continuous and undisturbed possession” of Palestine, thereby undercutting their legal claim.
Moreover, he insisted that most of the inhabitants of Palestine were not the descendants of its original indigenous population, but rather many were immigrants themselves. It was true that between the Crusades and the Mongol invasions, large parts of Palestine, and especially Jerusalem, had been depopulated. The total population of Jerusalem in the mid- nineteenth century was about the same as in the mid-sixteenth century— 14000 to 15000 residents—and that was after it had been reduced even further during the period of the Mamluks. The Arabic-speaking populations had been somewhat replenished in the rest of Palestine by the constant stream of Bedouin and neighboring immigrants from Egypt and Syria in recent centuries, and especially with the rise of the Jewish national home. The issue of Arab immigration into Palestine, which was raised by those advancing the cause for Jewish national rights, may have been controversial with many British authorities but it nonetheless made an impact in 1939 on President Delano Roosevelt, who concluded, “Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during the whole period.”
http://books.google.com/books?id=sLZDIk4GUDsC&pg=PA128


“In defence of the realm: the place of nations in classical liberalism,” p. 177, David Conway, 2004, 210 pages

In any case, the vast majority of Jews living in Palestine in 1947 had entered that territory lawfully. This is, perhaps, more than can be said for the Arab population in Palestine which, after 1920, grew there at such a rate as could not possibly have come about otherwise than through substantial illegal Arab immigration
http://books.google.com/books?id=oX3ub013g9MC&pg=PA177


“The Arab refugee problem,” p. 16, Joseph B. Schechtman, Philosophical Library, 1952, 137 pp.


There is widespread confusion as to the actual number of Palestine Arab refugees. …It must also be considered that about 100000 Arabs from the Lebanon, Egypt, Syrian Hauran and Sudan illegally settled in Palestine in the days of the British Mandate. Some 75000 of these joined the exodus and swelled the number of refugees accordingly.

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The Middle East: Abstracts and index, Volume 18, Part 2‎ – Page 420 – Library Information and Research Service – Middle East – 1996

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Encyclopedia of Judaism – Page 25, Sara E. Karesh, Mitchell M. Hurvitz – 2006 – 602 pages


The Zionist movement demanded the right of self-determination and sovereignty in the land of Israel. In 1882, Zionist Jewish immigration to Palestine began. At this time, the land in question was governed by the Muslim Turkish Ottoman Empire. By the time World War I began in 1914, the population of Jews in Palestine was between 60,000 and 85,000. while the non-Jews (mostly Arabs) numbered 683,000. Initially, most Arab landowners welcomed Jewish settlers, actively wishing to profit on the purchase of land. Many poor Arabs benefited from the modern economy built by the immigrants, and Arab immigrants flocked from neighboring countries… The British helped set up several independent Arab states after World War I, including Iraq, Transjordan, and Saudi Arabia, but the Arabs believed Britain had promised them Palestine as part of Syria, as well, and were angry about the …
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“Midstream,” 1970, p. 9

Not only the local Arabs prospered because of the better sanitary and economic conditions created by Jewish labor. After the Balfour Declaration Palestine changed from a country of Arab emigration to one of Arab immigration. Arabs from the Hauran in Syria as well as other neighboring lands poured into Palestine to profit from the higher standard of living and fresh opportunities provided by the Zionist development. All reports agree that prior to the Jewish
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(“People and Politics in the Middle East,” p. 103, Michael Curtis, 1971
http://books.google.com/books?id=1zxOruujp_IC&pg=PA103)


“The “Final solution” outside Germany: historical articles on the destruction of European Jews,” Volume 2, Michael Robert Marrus, Meckler, 1989, p. 553


The opposition of Palestine Arabs, and later of Arab nationalists generally, to Zionist settlement was by no means unknown either to the Jews or to the British, and the opposition grew. So did the Arab population. Under the British Mandate in the twenties and thirties, Zionist know-how and capital raised the standard of living to such a degree that Palestine attracted an unprecedented influx of Arabs, paralleling the more organized immigration of Jews.[…]
The Zionists tended to see the problem of Arab opposition in political-economic terms. As the standard of living of the Arab population rose, it was believed, objections to Jewish immigration would diminish. Arab immigration into Palestine of Syrians (Hauranis), Egyptians, Sudanese, and Bedouins seemed to prove that the Zionist project was beneficial to the Arab people.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=ZQEiAQAAIAAJ&dq=immigration
http://books.google.com/books?&id=ZQEiAQAAIAAJ&dq=hauranis

Palestine – The Peace FAQ
Sep 1, 1998

Question:

Was Palestine full of Arabs before the mass return of Jews?

Answer:

  • “[The Holy Land was] desolate country whose soil is rich enough,
    but is given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse…A
    desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of
    life and action…We never saw a human being on the whole route…There
    was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus,
    those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country”

    – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrim’s Progress (1869).

  • The area was underpopulated and remained economically
    stagnant until the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880’s,
    who came to rebuild the Jewish land. The country had remained “The Holy
    Land” in the religious and historic consciousness of mankind, which
    associated it with the Bible and the history of the Jewish people.
    Jewish development of the country also attracted large numbers of other
    immigrants – both Jewish and Arab.
  • “The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer
    track suitable for transport by camels and carts…Houses were all of
    mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen…The plows used were of
    wood…The yields were very poor…The sanitary conditions in the
    village [Yabna] were horrible…Schools did not exist…The rate of
    infant mortality was very high…The western part, toward the sea, was
    almost a desert…The villages in this area were few and thinly
    populated. Many ruins of villages were scattered over the area, as
    owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by
    their inhabitants.”

    – The report of the British Royal Commission, 1913

  • “We found it inhabited by fellahin who lived in mud hovels and suffered severely from the prevalent malaria…Large areas…were uncultivated….The fellahin,
    if not themselves cattle thieves, were always ready to harbor these and
    other criminals. The individual plots…changed hands annually. There
    was little public security, and the fellahin’s lot was an alternation of pillage and blackmail by their neighbors, the Bedouin.”

    – Lewis French, the British Director of Development

  • “There are many proofs, such as ancient ruins, broken
    aqueducts, and remains of old roads, which show that it has not always
    been so desolate as it seems now. In the portion of the plain between
    Mount Carmel and Jaffa one sees but rarely a village or other sights of
    human life.

    “There are some rude mills here which are turned by the stream. A ride
    of half an hour more brought us to the ruins of the ancient city of
    C?sarea, once a city of two hundred thousand inhabitants, and the Roman
    capital of Palestine, but now entirely deserted.

    “As the sun was setting we gazed upon the desolate harbor, once filled
    with ships, and looked over the sea in vain for a single sail. In this
    once crowded mart, filled with the din of traffic, there was the
    silence of the desert. After our dinner we gathered in our tent as
    usual to talk over the incidents of the day, or the history of the
    locality.

    “Yet it was sad, as I laid upon my couch at night, to listen to the
    moaning of the waves and to think of the desolation around us.”

    – by B. W. Johnson, in Young Folks in Bible Lands: Chapter IV, 1892

  • “Then we entered the hill district, and our path lay
    through the clattering bed of an ancient stream, whose brawling waters
    have rolled away into the past, along with the fierce and turbulent
    race who once inhabited these savage hills. There may have been
    cultivation here two thousand years ago.

    “The mountains, or huge stony mounds environing this rough path, have
    level ridges all the way up to their summits; on these parallel ledges
    there is still some verdure and soil: when water flowed here, and the
    country was thronged with that extraordinary population, which,
    according to the Sacred Histories, was crowded into the region, these
    mountain steps may have been gardens and vineyards, such as we see now
    thriving along the hills of the Rhine.

    “Now the district is quite deserted, and you ride among what seem to be
    so many petrified waterfalls. We saw no animals moving among the stony
    brakes; scarcely even a dozen little birds in the whole course of the
    ride.”

    – by William Thackeray in From Jaffa To Jerusalem, 1844

  • So when the Arabs speak of an historical “Palestinian people,” this is a lie and they know it! The Land of Israel was virtually uninhabited when the Jews began their return [“Zionist Movement”] in the late 1800’s. The vast majority of Arabs came to Israel after these Zionist pioneers began to rebuild the land and thereby creating the economic opportunities and medical availabilities which attracted Arabs from both surrounding territories and far-away Arab lands!

    Terrorism, slaughter, rape and carnage by the Arabs
    against the Jews began as soon as the Jews began to resettle the barren
    land and largely uninhabited lands, continued through the British
    Mandatory period after World War I, continued again after the Jews
    declared a Jewish Palestinian home [Israel] in 1948 and is still
    continuing today.

  • The Palestinian claim that the Land for centuries sustained a thriving Palestinian culture is not authorized by the facts of history. Yet the world community has given this claim a receptive
    hearing. PLO Chairman Yassir Arafat in his speech before the UN in 1974
    declared, “The Jewish invasion began in 1881…Palestine was then a
    verdant area, inhabited mainly by an Arab people in the course of
    building its life and dynamically enriching its indigenous culture.”

    What happens when this claim is compared with the personal observations
    of the following recognized authorities? In 1738 Thomas Shaw observed a
    land of “barrenness…from want of inhabitants.” In 1785 Constantine
    Francois de Volney recorded the population of the three main cities.
    Jerusalem had a population of 12,000 to 14,000. Bethlehem had about 600
    able-bodied men. Hebron had 800 to 900 men. In 1835 Alphonse de
    Lamartine wrote, “Outside the city of Jerusalem, we saw no living
    object, heard no living sound…a complete eternal silence reigns in
    the town, in the highways, in the country…The tomb of a whole
    people.”

    In 1857, the British consul in Palestine, James Finn, reported, “The
    country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore
    its greatest need is that of a body of population.”

    The most popular quote on the desolation of the Land is from Mark
    Twain’s The Innocents Abroad (1867), “Palestine sits in sackcloth and
    ashes. Over it broods the spell of a curse that has withered its fields
    and fettered its energies…Palestine is desolate and unlovely…It is
    a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land.”

    …The records of history simply do not confirm today’s Palestinian
    claim of Palestinian roots and culture in a “verdant area” since the
    Arab rule of the land (A.D. 640-1099).

    – Bible Students Congregation of New Brunswick

http://www.peacefaq.com/palestine.html

…But as she continued, the anomaly of the Palestinians “began to nag and … Thanks to British unconcern, Arab immigrants were generally left alone and …
http://www.danielpipes.org/article/1110


of the Jewish People to a
Sovereign State in their Historic Homeland – Dore Gold and Jeff Helmreich
[…] By 1864, a clear-cut Jewish majority emerged in Jerusalem – more than half a century before the arrival of the British Empire and the League of Nations Mandate. During the years that the Jewish presence in Eretz Israel was restored, a huge Arab population influx transpired as Arab immigrants sought to take advantage of higher wages and economic opportunities that resulted from Jewish settlement in the land. President Roosevelt concluded in 1939 that “Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during the whole period.”
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp507.htm


“The economic consequences of Zionism,” Rafael N. Rosenzweig, BRILL: 1989 – pp. 69-71 [ISBN 9004091475, 9789004091474]

Throughout the period of British rule in Palestine, there was a considerable amount of Arab immigration, most of which was never properly recorded. …Many of the Arabs who had come to find work in Palestine had initially done so as temporary and seasonal migrant labour. Thus, for instance, the term “Hawranis” (people coming from the Hawran area in Syria) became [p. 70] synonymous for unskilled labourers.
The Hawranis were, in fact, Druze. Many of the newcomers settled in Western Galilee and on Mount Carmel, were smaller Druze communities had existed before. Others, mainly Bedouins, came from Egypt and Jordan. Most of this type of migration over Palestine’s land borders was never officially recorded by the immigration officers.

Taking into account the various rates of net natural population increase as they were reported by Government of Palestine statisticians, we arrive for 1945 at an unaccounted for addition, since 1920, of 126,000 persons for the Arab sector. Apart from mistakes and inaccuracies in the official vital statistics, which probably cancelled out, the increase can be due only to immigration. Because the figure of 120000 also includes the children of these Arab immigrants, the net immigration figures were smaller than this sum. When Palestine became an important Allied base during World War II, Arab immigration increased. However, a large part of the net increase of the population due to Arab migration occurred prior to 1940.

The almost continuous Arab immigration into Palestine, following the establishment of the Mandate, contradicted the political argument regarding the displacement of the native population by the Zionist settlers. What in fact occurred was a limited, and at times indirect, effect of the Jewish development effort on the Arab population. In this respect, the very low standards of living in the areas from which Arabs flocked into Palestine provided the necessary push factor. The dominant pull factor was the availability of work, and not the increase of the Palestinian standard of living which was, at the most, rather marginal. Indirectly, this type of immigration, even if it was of an only temporary nature, had a beneficial influence on the existing Arab population …

Arab immigration also proves the point that the isolation between the two communities was not an absolute one. At least in part, the conditions leading to leading to this influx had been created by the Jews. However, isolation had become an important though not always directly expressed tenet of some Zionists. Rather absurdly, Arab political representatives actively [page 71] assisted these Zionists. They harbored the mistaken idea that the Jewish community depended upon them to a decisive degree. It was this theory which formed the background for the decision to protest against the threat of the Jews achieving a majority with an economic boycott.
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“The claim of dispossession: Jewish land-settlement and the Arabs, 1878-1948,” Aryeh L. Avneri, Transaction Publishers: 1984 (ISBN 0878559647, 9780878559640) pp. 34-5

(p. 34) Thus during the ten-year period from 1935 to 1945 more than 20,000 Arab immigrants of the legal and illegal variety came into (p. 35) the country. Since the massive illegal Arab immigration took place during the 1931-1935 period, it would be excessive to double the annual average for that four-year period. Illegal Arab immigration continued after 1945, so the total figure for Arab mmigration for the years 1931 to 1947 would be between 35,000 and 40,000. It would be emphasized that these figures include the illegal immigration for which there is documented information… there were many immigrants who escaped the eyes of the authorities..
http://books.google.com/books?id=8Teb4dKHQcoC&pg=PA34

“Communism and Zionism in Palestine: the Comintern and the political unrest in the 1920’s,” Jacob Hen-Tov, Transaction Publishers: 1974, [ISBN 0870733265, 9780870733260] p. 14

It should be noted that the economic development initiated by the Zionist settlers in Palestine during the period 1920-37 also led to a wave of Arab immigration from neighboring Arab states (about 100,000)….
http://books.google.com/books?id=FPLLgmBL4MEC&pg=PA14


“Middle East review”: Volumes 12-25, American Academic Association for Peace in the Middle East, 1970, p. 113

Even the Simpson Report acknowledged Arab immigration in this form: Another serious feature of immigration is the number of persons who evade the frontier control and enter Palestine without formality of any kind.
http://books.google.com/books?id=HqNtAAAAMAAJ&q=frontier


Arab Immigration into Pre-State Israel: 1922-1931. Fred M. Gottheil. University of Illinois [1971]

https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/27420/arabimmigrationi26gott.pdf?sequence=1


“The Middle East reader,” Michael Curtis, 1986, p. 255

Arab Immigration into Pre-State Israel: 1922-1931 By Fred M. Gottheil…
but it is important also to note that there has been large-scale Arab emigration from the surrounding countries. Underscoring the point, C. S. Jarvis, Governor of the Sinai from 1923-1936, noted: “This illegal immigration was not only going on from the Sinai, but also from Tarns-Jordan and Syria and it is very difficult to make a case out for the misery of the Arabs if at the same time their compatriots from adjoining States could not be kept from going in to share that misery.
Even the Simpson Report acknowledged Arab immigration in this form : Another serious feature of immigration is the number of persons who evade the frontier control and enter Palestine without formality of any kind. …
http://books.google.com/books?id=w9uhNmefCIgC&pg=PA255


A history of Israel: from the rise of Zionism to our time, by Howard Morley Sachar, Knopf, 2007 – History p. 167


It was not all natural increase. During those twenty-four years [1922-1946] approximately 100,000 Arabs entered the country from neighboring lands. The influx could be traced in some measure to the orderly government provided by the British; but far more, certainly, to the economic opportunities made possible by Jewish settlement… by opening new markets for Arab produce and new employment opportunities for Arab labor.
http://books.google.com/books?id=OJftAAAAMAAJ&dq=influx


Israel and the Arab world – Aharon Cohen – [Funk & Wagnalls] 1970 – 576 pages – [Pages 223-224]
[p. 223]
During a period of approximately twenty-five years the population of Palestine* grew at a rate unprecedented in the world. From 1870 to 1890, the period of most intensive growth. the population of the United States rose from thirty-eight million to sixty-eight million, or an increase of 58 per-cent in twenty years. The total population of Palestine grew from 649000 in 1922 (according to the 1922 census) to 1845600 in 1946 (according to official government figures) — a rate of 184 percent in twenty-four years !
[p. 224]
According to the official statistics, the Arab population of Palestine increased by 118 percent during the twenty-four years between 1922 and 1946 — a growth of almost 5 percent per annum. When, however, it is remembered that during this period some 100000 Arabs entered the country from neighboring lands (the government’s estimate of a few tens of thousands was certainly an underestimate…
http://books.google.com/books?id=pwm7AAAAIAAJ&q=100%2C000
http://books.google.com/books?id=pwm7AAAAIAAJ&q=1922


The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 – Middle East Quarterly.
http://www.meforum.org/article/522


Midstream, Volume 44‎ – Page 2 – Theodore Herzl Foundation – History – 1998

Between 1922 and 1939, the Arab population increased by more than 75 percent, through immigration. Between 1880 and 1948, 73 percent of the land purchased by the Zionists came from large absentee landlords, and as an investigating British commission reported: “Much of the land now carrying orange groves was sand dunes or swamp and uncultivated when it was purchased.”

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Palestine’s Lies and Facts


The diligently cultivated scenario is in place. The black and white hats have been put in their proper places. It runs something like this:

The Palestinians, a homogenous and prosperous culture onto themselves, were brutally expelled from their homeland as an integral part of the master plan of the West; partly to assuage guilt for the Holocaust, partly to maintain control of a strategic oil rich region.


After the expulsion, the rationale goes, the remnants of the Palestinians were treated like second class citizens in their own land, powerless to protect their rights from the oppressor, who stole their property and, through various machinations, usurped their birthright.


The epic continues. As a result of the manifest injustices done they formed the Palestine liberation Organization [PLO], a democratic, secular, popular movement dedicated to restoring Palestine. Said restoration would result in a secular, democratic state, where all citizens would have equal political and religious rights. For the West, this so-called Palestinian question was not a major source of international concern until the 1974 Arab oil embargo.


But a lie is still a lie.


Lie No. 1: The Palestinians were a sovereign people and nation until they were “expelled” in 1948.


Facts: The area known as Palestine was a province of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th Century until the British took control in 1917. From 1917 until 1948, the area was under British operational control and, later, mandate.


There was never a Palestinian nation.


Further, the population of the entire area, according to a 1879 Encyclopedia Britannica, was never substantial and was ethnically diverse. Any inhabitants there were concentrated in two cities, Jerusalem and Jaffa, and in the nomadic Bedouin tribes.


There was also a constant Jewish community. From the time of the first census in 1844 to the present, there have always been more Jews in Jerusalem than Moslems. Large-scale Jewish immigration during the Ottoman period made the Jewish community. From the time of the first census in 1844 to the present, there have always been more Jews in Jerusalem than Moslems. Large scale Jewish immigration during the Ottoman period made the Jewish community a significant presence.


It was only after the Jewish settlers bought land and made the area economically productive that the Arabs returned in significant numbers. Between the World Wars, the Arab population in predominantly Arab towns rose only insignificantly, e.g. 16,000 to 23,000 in Nablus. The population trends in the three major Jewish cities show a different story. The Arab population increased in Jerusalem by 97 percent, from 28,500 to 56,400, in Jaffa by 134 percent, from 27,400 to 62,600 and in Haifa by 216 percent, from 18,400 to 58,200.


The massive Arab immigration into Palestine during the Mandate period accounts for roughly 75 percent of the supposedly “Palestinian” population present at the time of the partition in 1948.


Lie No2: Israel occupies historical Palestine.


Facts: Israel only covers roughly 25 percent of what used to be the province of Palestine. In 1922, the British government violated its League of Nations Mandate over Palestine by partitioning the territory into a truncated Palestine and a nebulous entity called “Transjordan.”


In 1947, the United Nations voted to form two states out of what was left of Palestine, and the Jewish leadership pledged to abide by the borders. The Arab world refused and invaded.


As the world knows, Israel won its war and the ensuing armistice lines resulted in Israeli sovereignty over 20 percent of the land within the 1917 borders of Palestine. The remainder, the so-called West Bank, was grabbed by the Bedouin King Abdullah. For 19 years, he and his successor and grandson, Hussein, controlled the territory; at any time during that period either could have returned this so-called birthright to the Palestinians. They did not, and since none of the other Arab countries would grant full refuge to the refugees, they were dumped into policed camps.


Meanwhile, Jordan (the name was changed In 1950 is more than 75 percent Palestinian in population. Palestinians are prospering in that nation-in-an area comprising most of historical Palestine.


Lie No. 3: The PLO is a freedom-seeking, democratic organization.


Fact: Anyone who witnessed the tragedy of Lebanon from 1975 through last summer’s invasion by Israeli forces saw the true face of the PLO. At best, it is a shadow organization in chaos.


The Lebanese gave refuge to the Palestinians and the PLO, and in “gratitude,” the PLO established a state within Lebanon, mocking its sovereignty, murdering its citizens and slashing its social fabric.


The Lebanese have suffered enough from PLO democracy and freedom. They consider themselves somewhat lucky-a few more years of PLO freedom and guarantees and Lebanon might not have survived.


An American wit once said, “Trust everyone, but cut the cards yourself.” Through all of the lies, the truth is coming out, and right will triumph.


By Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler:- is director of the Institute of Women Today and founder and a member of the board of the National Coalition of American Nuns, both based in Chicago.

Palestine’s Lies And Facts – Radio Bergen
http://radiobergen.org/history/liefact.html
Palestine’s lies and facts
Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) – Chicago, Ill.
Author: Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler
Date: Jul 8, 1983
Start Page: 17
Pages: 1
Text Word Count: 816
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Greensboro News & Record: JEWS DIDN’T DISPLACE ARABS‎
Date: November 8, 1991
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JEWS DIDN’T DISPLACE ARABS
 
Column: Letters to the Editor | The “Palestinian hoax” is obvious in the Oct. 30 story in the News & Record. James Weiner states that “Palestinians have been without a homeland since Israel became a state in 1948.” This is the big-lie technique. The displaced Arabs who lay claim to Israeli lands took a new name in the 1960s. This was a great victory for the Arabs. By one word, Palestinian, a geographic description became a proper noun…
Early Jewish settlers brought development, which created massive Arab immigration. Jews did not displace Arabs. Consult your British and Turkish histories.
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In the early 19th century, Palestine was a backward, neglected province of the Ottoman Empire. Travelers to Palestine from the Western world left records of what they saw there. The theme throughout their reports is dismal: The land was empty, neglected, abandoned, desolate, fallen into ruins.


In Jerusalem, all reports and journals of travelers, pilgrims and government representatives during these years, repeatedly record the poverty, filth and neglect and the desolate nature of the countryside.
Early photographs show lepers in rags and dilapidated buildings. Jerusalem was surrounded by marauding bands of Bedouin Arabs and had to close her gates at nightfall and reopen them at first light, a practice that was similar in Biblical times.


Some quotes from the writings of these visitors before modern times:


Nothing there [Jerusalem] to be seen but a little of the old walls which is yet remaining and all the rest is grass, moss and weeds. [English pilgrim in 1590]


The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is of a body of population. [British consul in 1857]


There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent [valley of Jezreel] — not for 30 miles in either direction… One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. … For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee … Nazareth is forlorn … Jericho lies a moldering ruin … Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation… untenanted by any living creature… A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds … a silent, mournful expanse … a desolation … We never saw a human being on the whole route … Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere.
Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country … Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery Palestine must be the prince. The hills barren and dull, the valleys unsightly deserts [inhabited by] swarms of beggars with ghastly sores and malformations. Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes … desolate and unlovely … [Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, 1867]
http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_early_palestine_zionists_impact.php


WHY DID THE ARABS FLEE IN 1948? “The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist … they were not indigenous. That Palestine was not their ancient homeland.
http://www.shalomjerusalem.com/jerusalem/jerusalem100.html


The myth of the Palestinian People, To portray themselves as indigenous, Arab settlers adopted the name of an … State of Israel an independent Arab Palestinian state existed in its place. …
http://www.israelinsider.com/views/articles/views_0240.htm


Film to ‘dispel Arab propaganda’ … disguising the Arab immigrants as “indigenous native Palestinian …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27661


The Atlantic: Volume 254, 1984 – [p. 111]

The Jews’ troubles with the Arabs started, Peters explains, with Mohammed himself, who had hoped to convert the Jews of the Arabian peninsula, a group with thousand-year-old roots in that region, to his new religion. His efforts having been spurned, he turned against the Jews; whole Jewish tribes were exterminated… In 633 the Arab conquest of Palestine began, and the area, whose population was predominantly Jewish and Christian, was ruled from Damascus by the Omayyad caliphate until 750. Thereafter both the conquerors and the population changed… Islam was the dominant religion until the Crusader conquests, and was again after those conquests, but many of the rulers themselves were non- Arabs or of mixed ethnic stock — especially Turkish after the fifteenth century — and each… By the late sixteenth century, according to the reports of travelers, the land was severely depopulated, a condition that seems to have worsened in succeeding centuries. Three hundred years later Palestine was largely a ruin, with many of its towns abandoned; Jerusalem itself had only 15000 inhabitants, half of them Jews. A land that had sustained several million Jews two millennia before had a total… in which she tries to show that Palestine, having become largely depopulated by the mid-nineteenth century, thereafter experienced a population growth that consisted of Jewish immigrants, who began to develop parts of the land,
http://books.google.com/books?id=vuomAQAAIAAJ&dq=conquests
http://books.google.com/books?id=vuomAQAAIAAJ&q=depopulated

The Arabs in the Holy Land – Natives or Aliens? Unknown to most of the world population, the origin of the “Palestinian” Arabs’ claim to the Holy Land spans …
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html


Who are the Palestinians and who is occupying what?
[…]
The word plesheth meant migratory referring to the migration of the Philistines into the sea coast of Israel. So the Palestinians of 3000 years ago were, in fact, the Philistines. The Philistines were not native to Israel, in fact, as their name implies, they came from somewhere else. Most scholars agree that they came from the Greek Islands, most likely Crete. Obviously, they did not speak Arabic and they were not Semitic like the Jews and Arabs. The Arabs came from guess where?–Arabia.
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/site/comments/who-are-the-palestinians-and-who-is-occupying-what/


The Canaanites disappeared from the face of the earth three millennia ago…
Even the Palestinians themselves have acknowledged their association with the region came long after the Jews… Over the last 2,000 years, there have been massive invasions that killed off most of the local people (e.g., the Crusades), migrations, the plague, and other manmade or natural disasters. The entire local population was replaced many times over. During the British mandate alone, more than 100,000 Arabs emigrated from neighboring countries and are today considered Palestinians.

By contrast, no serious historian questions the more than 3,000-year-old Jewish connection to the Land of Israel, or the modern Jewish people’s relation to the ancient Hebrews.

“…[the Palestinian Arabs’] basic sense of corporate historic identity was, at different levels, Muslim or Arab or – for some – Syrian; it is significant that even by the end of the Mandate in 1948, after thirty years of separate Palestinian political existence, there were virtually no books in Arabic on the history of Palestine..”
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf1.html

Palestinians – Entity Defined by its Opposition to Zionism
By: Eli E. Hertz
[…]
There is no age-old Palestinian people. Most so-called Palestinians are relative newcomers to the Land of Israel Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that…


IN A NUTSHELL


So-called ‘Palestinians’ are newcomers to Palestine. Most are generic Arabs who migrated to British Mandate Palestine from surrounding Arab countries to take advantage of the relative prosperity brought about by the Zionist Movement and the British Mandate.


Palestine is a geographical area, not a nation. Before the establishment of Israel, members of two national entities – Palestinian Jews and Palestinian Arabs – inhabited Mandate Palestine.


A Palestinian people was artificially created in the 1960s by the PLO after the Six-Day War to rob Jews of their homeland and historical identity, and to paint them as victimizers and trespassers. The objective is to lay the groundwork for creating another Arab state at the expense of the Jews – whom Arabs consider an alien and illegitimate political entity in the Middle East.


Seventy percent of all Jordanians define themselves as Palestinians.
That there exists a separate Palestinian people from the Jordanian population is a fabrication designed to force the creation of a second Palestinian state.
http://www.mythsandfacts.com/Conflict/7/palestinians1.htm
http://www.mythsandfacts.com/conflict/7/palestinians.pdf


Jewish affairs: Volumes 62-63, p. 11, South African Jewish Board of Deputies, 2007

As late as 1938, in hwis epoch-making work The Arab Awakening (the so-called ” Bible of Arab Nationalism”) George Antonius, a Christian Arab from Jerusalem, made no mention whatsoever of so- called ‘Palestinians’… All in all, the concept ‘Palestinian’ seems totally fraudulent. Eighty per cent of current ‘Palestinians’ are illegal immigrants or the children or grandchildren thereof who were quietly welcomed by the British administrators of the Mandate. Any Arab peasant or job seeker found a ready welcome in unadministered “refugee camps”, becoming a ‘Palestinian’ overnight.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=bkguAQAAIAAJ&q=%22Eighty+per+cent+of+current+%27Palestinians%27+are+illegal+immigrants+or+the+children+or+grandchildren%22


Letters to The Times; Costs of Production Computing Them…‎ Situation in Palestine Position of the Revisionists and the Zionists Explained

New York Times – Aug 1, 1938


Palestine’s “grave problem” arose from an overwhelming Arab immigration in 1936 and earlier, when three or four times as many Arabs as Jews were permitted to enter the country… ISADORE SOLKOFF

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Palestine’s+%22grave+problem%22+arose+from+an+overwhelming+Arab+immigration+in+1936+and+earlier,+when%22&tbs=nws:1,ar:1&source=newspapers


Crossovers: anti-zionism & anti-semitism – Page 8
Shlomo Sharan, David Bukay – [Transaction Publishers,] 2010 – 190 pages – Google eBook – Preview
Historically, “Palestine” was never a territorial-cultural and political unit, nor were the so-called “Palestinians.” There never was a people or a nation in history by that name. Retaining the Roman name the English named the Land of Israel “Palestine” in English, ” Filastin” in Arabic, and “Palestina (EI)” in Hebrew.. They just as well could have chosen the name “The Holy Land” or some other name.
http://books.google.com/books?id=yvMYaP1WLj0C&pg=PA8


“PALESTINE” – Never an Arab Country
[…]
there was no geopolitical entity called “Palestine,” no Arab nation ever set historical roots on this soil and no national claim was ever made to the territory by any national group other than the Jews.
[…]
Under the Mandate, the Jewish population continued to grow but while their immigration was progressively restricted, that of Moslems from the surrounding countries (Syria and Jordan) was completely free. As a result, attracted by the Jewish development of the country, the Moslem population increased rapidly and had attained majority by 1947. Palestinian Arabs Never a Nation
“Palestinian” Arab nationalism today is a product of recent political and religious currents. Until the 1920’s no such national community had even existed in “Palestine.” This is why both the Balfour Declaration and the League of Nations Mandate charged the Jews of the National Home with guaranteeing the civil and religious rights of other inhabitants. No mention was made of other national rights of other inhabitants, as it was recognized that the only national claim to the area was that made by the Jews.
http://christianactionforisrael.org/never_arab.html

Palestinian people do not exist! They love to say her statement is patently false – an intentional lie, … The Palestinian people does not exist.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28222


The True Identity of the So-called Palestinians


In this essay I would like to present the true origin and identity of the Arab people commonly known as “Palestinians”, and the widespread myths surrounding them. This research is intended to be completely neutral and objective, based on historic and archaeological evidences as well as other documents, including Arab sources, and quoting statements by authoritative Islamic personalities.
There are some modern myths -or more exactly, lies- that we can hear everyday through the mass-media as if they were true, of course, hiding the actual truth. For example, whenever the Temple Mount or Jerusalem are mentioned, it is usually remarked that is “the third holy place for muslims”, but why it is never said that is the FIRST Holy Place for Jews? It sounds like an utterly biased information!


In order to make this essay better comprehensible, it will be presented in two units:
·1) Myths and facts concerning the origin and identity of the so-called Palestinians;
·2) Myths and facts regarding Jerusalem and the Land of Israel.


I – Origin and identity of the so-called Palestinians
Palestinians are the newest of all the peoples on the face of the Earth, and began to exist in a single day by a kind of supernatural phenomenon that is unique in the whole history of mankind, as it is witnessed by Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against:
“Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?” “We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag”. “When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out”.
This declaration by a true “Palestinian” should have some significance for a sincerely neutral observer. Indeed, there is no such a thing like a Palestinian people, or a Palestinian culture, or a Palestinian language, or a Palestinian history. There has never been any Palestinian state, neither any Palestinian archaeological find nor coinage. The present-day “Palestinians” are an Arab people, with Arab culture, Arabic language and Arab history. They have their own Arab states from where they came into the Land of Israel about one century ago to contrast the Jewish immigration. That is the historical truth.
They were Jordanians (another recent British invention, as there has never been any people known as “Jordanians”), and after the Six-Day War in which Israel utterly defeated the coalition of nine Arab states and took legitimate possession of Judea and Samaria, the Arab dwellers in those regions underwent a kind of anthropological miracle and discovered that they were Palestinians – something they did not know the day before. Of course, these people having a new identity had to build themselves a history, namely, had to steal some others’ history, and the only way that the victims of the theft would not complain is if those victims do no longer exist. Therefore, the Palestinian leaders claimed two contradictory lineages from ancient peoples that inhabited in the Land of Israel: the Canaanites and the Philistines. Let us consider both of them before going on with the Palestinian issue.

[…] History of Palestine and Palestinians

The fact is, that recent Arab immigration into Palestine. “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…
http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm


The Myth Of The Palestinian People – The answer is that the myth of the Palestinian People serves as the justification for Arab occupation of the Land of Israel. While the Arabs already possess 21 sovereign countries of their own (more than any other single people on earth) and control a land mass 800 times the size of the Land of Israel, this is apparently not enough for them. They therefore feel the need to rob the Jews of their one and only country, one of the smallest on the planet. Unfortunately, many people ignorant of the history of the region, including much of the world media, are only too willing to help.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=747


Mahmoud Abbas Admits Palestinian Arabs Are Not Indigenous. From a speech given to the PLO Central … The Difference Between Palestinian Arab Moderates . …
http://primerct.blogspot.com/2007/06/mahmoud-abbas-admits-palestinian-arabs.html


On a visit to the Ottoman-controlled Holy Land in 1860, Mark Twain described it as “the prince of desolation.” “The hills are barren… the valleys unsightly deserts… peopled by swarms of beggars struck with ghastly sores and malformations… Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes… only the music of angels could charm its shrubs and flowers again into life.”


Other writers and artists visiting the Holy Land (chiefly from Britain and Germany) — as well as geographers, archeologists, and cartographers — were equally stunned by its utter desolation.


It was only toward the end of the 18th century, when a growing stream of Jewish immigrants rehabilitated the land — draining swamps, reclaiming deserts, and controlling the diseases (chiefly malaria) — that a decimated Arab population began increasing. The resuscitation of the land by the Jews and the economic opportunity they created brought an influx of Arab immigrants from dirt-poor neighboring Arab states to swell the number of Arabs in Palestine, so that by the turn of the century there were about 250,000 Arab Muslims and 150,00 Jews living there. 100,000 Christians and others


It was in fact British colonial machinations that turned initial Arab acceptance of a Jewish homeland in British-protected Palestine into unmitigated and disastrous hostility. British behavior in the Middle East in general, and in Palestine in particular, was common colonial practice: divide and rule. In India, it enabled the British to subdue the subcontinent with few troops by pitting hostile segments of the indigenous population against each other. They employed this strategy in Palestine too.


From the very first days of the mandate, a group of very influential British officials in the Colonial and the War Offices, who wanted to maintain control over the land and to prevent the establishment of an independent Jewish national home, started undermining their government’s efforts to fulfill its obligation toward the Jews. These British officials, many of them avowed anti-Semites, fanned Arab resentment over broken British promises to make the Arabian chieftain, Faisal, king of Damascus and Syria, and redirected it against Jewish aspirations in Palestine.


Indeed, their naming the mandate over the Holy Land “Palestine,” rather than the land of Israel, was a deliberate effort to obliterate the Jewish connection to the land by calling it by its Roman name. They also, in 1923, unilaterally removed from the original mandatory area all the land east of the Jordan River-75 percent of the territory promised to the Jews — and gave it to the Emir Abdullah of Arabia, Faisal’s brother, in compensation to the Hashemite family for other broken promises. They did so despite objections from the League of Nations. The small area that had been designated as a home for the Jews was thus reduced to a mere sliver.


A distinct Palestinian Arab nationalism evolved only after the dream of an Arab Syrian kingdom — the brainchild of T. E. Lawrence — was shattered when the French evicted his protégé, the Emir Faisal, from Damascus in 1920. Only then did the South Syrian Arabs living under Britain’s Palestine mandate separate themselves from Syria and start defining themselves as Palestinians. The process was accelerated by their growing negative reaction to the League of Nations’ designation of Palestine as a Jewish national home.


The British helped make hostility to Zionism the defining issue of local Arab politics, and assisted in its exploitation as a lethal weapon in bloody Arab inter-clan struggles for dominance. Muslim clerics and Arab effendis exploited hostility against the Jews, always convenient scapegoats, to deflect the rage of their destitute, exploited people.


The British appointed an extremely radical upstart politician, Hajj Amin al-Hussieni, with a record of violence and incitement, as chief mufti of Jerusalem. They gave him the authority of a spiritual leader to the Arabs, and control of the considerable funds and properties managed by Muslim religious trusts. The mufti promptly proceeded to exploit these resources for his nefarious campaign against the Jews and against his Arab opponents — much as Arafat…
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-doron081402.asp

The Arab and Jewish Refugee Issue
In the period before the War of Independence many Israeli Arabs were originally refugees who settled in Israel after fleeing from neighboring Arab countries

Before we explain the 1948 refugee problem, it is important that you are aware of the following basic fact: many Israeli Arabs, who settled in Israel before the War of Independence, were refugees fleeing from neighboring Arab countries:

1. Jewish immigration triggered economic development as the sudden arrival of uprecedented fiscal and human capital created demand for more infastrucutre and agricultural development of previously fallow lands. This increase in demand for manpower brought waves of Arab immigration to Israel.

2. Between 1831-1840 thousands of Egyptians who refused to serve in the Egyptian military fled to Acre in Northern Israel where they settled. Thousands of Egyptian and Sudanese immigrants followed and settled in Gaza, Tulkarem and the Hula Valley in the following decades.

3. British geographer Henry Baker Tristram, in his book The Land of Israel – a Journal of Travels in Palestine from 1865, and the British Palestine Exploration Fund, documented large concentrations of Egyptian immigrants in Jaffa (e.g. in Abu Kabir), Acre, Hadera, Sheikh Munis (near Tel Aviv), Beit Dagan, Zarnuga/Kiryat Moshe, Al-Qubeibeh, Nahal Iron (Wadi Ara), Beit She’an and more. Swiss geographer, Philip Baldensperger (The Immovable East: Studies of the People and Customs of Palestine) documented immigrants from 25 Muslim countries in Jaffa, and immigrants from Morocco and Syria in Ramla.

4. 30,000-36,000 Syrian immigrants arrived in Palestine during a few months in 1934 (according to the Syrian daily paper La Syrie, August 12th 1934, citing the Mandates Commission, el-Haurani).
5. The British geographer Masterman, wrote in 1914 that half the Muslims in Safed were Algerian and the rest were immigrants from Syria and Bedouins from the Jordan Rift Valley. British geographer Claude Conder reported in 1878 that the Jezreel Valley was a sanctuary for Bedouins from Jordan.
6. Arab immigrants from Libya settled in the region of Gedera. Muslim refugees from Algeria (Maghrebi/Moroccan) arrived at Safed and Tiberias in 1856 after the French occupation in 1830.

7. The Ottoman regime and the British mandate encouraged immigration from Arab countries for the purpose of building infrastructure (e.g. the Jaffa-Jerusalem railway in 1892), building military bases, working in quarries, building the Haifa port and drying up swamp land. The British mandate encouraged immigration of foreign workers from Egypt, Syria and Lebanon but limited Jewish immigration.

http://masbirim.gov.il/eng/i_refugees.html


PALESTINIAN FALLACY

by Judah Tzoref

The verbal Jihad legitimizes all means of demagogical rhetoric, spiced with shameless deception, just as the military Jihad legitimizes all forms of atrocious terrorism to undermine the existence of Israel. In both pursuits, the intent is to advance the “holy” cause of denying the Jewish heritage. Pursuing the “glorious” tradition of verbal Jihad, some fervent advocates of the Palestinian cause contract 4,000 years of the unique Jewish bond with the Land of Israel to merely 500 hundred years of past Jewish kingdoms.

The continuity of Jewish predominance within the Land of Israel was interrupted only by the Islamic conquest. The Islamic occupation successfully accomplished ethnic cleansing of the Jewish community through displacement, expropriation and forced inundation of the Land of Israel by Arab immigrants (a proven historical fact). All historical, scientific and non-Jihadic findings attest to the predominant Jewish existence in the Land of Israel over 2,500 years (since Abraham up to the ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Islamic occupation). […]

The absolute majority of the so-called Palestinians are descendants of the Twentieth Century Arab immigrants who searched for a rewarding chunk of the economical boom engendered by the returning Jews
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/2929
http://www.think-israel.org/tzoref.pafallacy.html

History lesson for Arab MKs [Ynetnews]

Assaf Wohl reminds Arab Knesset members who the real immigrants in Israel are

Assaf Wohl Published: 01.06.10, 00:02

[…]Just before he left, Zahalka called Margalit “an immigrant.” This comes on top of Knesset Member Ahmad Tibi’s statement that the Jews are immigrants,..

It is noteworthy that both Zahalka and Tibi have a Ph.D. Yet whatever their areas of specialty are, history of the Land of Israel is certainly not one of them. Two such intelligent people are unaware of the basic history of the country where they reside. After all, Kfar Qara, where Dr. Zahalka resides, was only established in the 18th Century under the auspices of the Arab occupation of Eretz Yisrael. Meanwhile, Arabs only arrived at Taibe, where Dr. Tibi hails from, in the 17th Century from Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as attested to by the last names of some residents.


Do they truly believe that the “Palestinians” nobody heard of until the 20th Century, truly grew from the land? Don’t they know that under Arab villages in the Galilee one can find synagogues from the Second Temple period? Don’t they know that by the end of the 19th Century, only about 140,000 non-Jews resided in the Land of Israel, while by 1948 this number grew tenfold, mostly because of Arab immigration to Eretz Yisrael?


“This neighborhood used to be Sheikh Munis,” Zahalka yelled before leaving the Tel Aviv studio, thereby revealing the truth. As it turns out, the appetite of Zahalka and his voters is not confined to the territories. Yet the village of Sheikh Munis, where Tel Aviv University is located today, was only established in the 19th Century, when the Land of Israel was being conquered by Ibrahim Pasha. This took place about 2,500 years after the Shiloh inscription was written in Jerusalem, using the same Hebrew I use to write my column.
Please read the words of Pharaoh Merneptah, who noted the existence of Israelites in Canaan about 3,225 years ago..

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3830109,00.html


THE MYTH OF JEWISH COLONIALISM – IT’S TIME THE WORLD STOPPED SEEING MIDEAST CONFLICT THROUGH DISTORTED EUROCENTRIC LENS 14 December 2009 …The notion of ‘occupation’ and the use of the word ‘settlers’ reinforce the concept of Israeli ‘colonisation’ of ‘Arab’ land. Aside from assuming that the Palestinians must be the true natives because they look authentically ‘brown’,
http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=52528



The arabs in Israel…. Israel was never an exclusively Arab country, although Arabic gradually …
http://www.amichai.com/war/process/illegalarabs.htm


Jews are indigenous to the Palestine region and have lived there continuously for over 3,000 years
[…]
Zionists hoped to live in friendship and cooperation with the Arab population and believed that restoring the land would benefit everyone. Many Arabs welcomed this development, which also attracted Arab immigrants from … An estimated 25 percent to 37 percent of immigrants to pre-state Israel were Arabs, not Jews
http://www.ifcj.org/site/PageNavigator/sfi_about_history_rebirth


There has never been a 2000 year absence. Jews have lived in Israel/Palestine for 4000 years and those Jewish families who have constantly lived in the country since Biblical times, the mustarabim, are the indigenous Palestinians.


The first Arabs came to the country in the 7th century in the wake of their conquering armies after the death of Mohammed. They’ve been immigrating, and emigrating, ever since, bringing with them their civil wars (in which Jews were severely persecuted by both sides) and their screwed-up environmental concepts that turned forest into desert. Other groups of peoples also immigrated to Israel/Palestine during this time, especially the Druze. (Today, if you call a Druze an Arab, you’ve just insulted him. This was told to me by a Druze.) Perhaps the earliest Zionist pioneers did have to fight Arab marauders and make the desert bloom, but they did not come to an empty land. Maybe it was sparsely populated, but it was not empty of Jews.


Subsequent decades of Zionist history have been characterized by trying to make peace with the Arabs, and totally ignoring the indigenous Jewish community, as if they didn’t exist. White America may have killed off the native peoples of America, but at least they acknowledged that they were there. The treatment of the Palestinian Jews by the Zionist immigrants reflected their treatment by the Zionist movement during the troubled years of the British mandate between 1917 and 1948. There were 4 periods between WWI and 1949 that Palestinian conflicts resulted in a refugee situation:


1920/1. The first Palestinian refugees were Jews. In the aftermath of WWI, British rule in Palestine supplanted 400 years of Turkish rule and a British administration was installed, headed by Ronald Storrs, governor of Jerusalem, and the Chief-of-Staff Richard Waters-Taylor. A week before Easter, Waters-Taylor, with the blessing of Storrs, had made a secret agreement with local Arab nationalist leaders to conduct bloody riots against the Jews of Palestine to show the world just how unpopular Zionism was. (See Benjamin Netanyahu’s A Durable Peace under the chapter “Betrayal.”) During the Arab pilgrimage to the site of Nebi Musa, believed by Muslims to be the burial place of Moses, the Arab masses were whipped into a frenzy and began to riot. This spread throughout the whole of the country beginning in Jerusalem. Their excuse to the world at large was that they were acting out their ‘legitimate’ grievances against the massive Jewish immigration into the country, fostered by the ‘lax’ British policy.


What they conveniently ignored was the massive Arab immigration into the country brought on by the economic opportunities introduced by the Jews. In fact, in the 30’s, President Roosevelt was reported to have commented that Arab immigration to Palestine far exceeded that of Jewish immigration (See A Durable Peace.) In any case, these riots were tame when compared to later riots. Seven Jews were killed, 200 wounded and women were raped. There were partial expulsions from various areas, such as from east Jerusalem, Jaffa, Gaza, and the tiny Jewish community of Khan Yunis, which consisted of just a few families. A total expulsion occurred from Lod. Many just left fearing more of the same, which indeed happened. In east Jerusalem, the remaining Jews were faced with massacre, but a defense force, organized immediately after WWI by Vladimir Jabotinsky, a WWI hero of Jewish Palestine, prevented this from happening. This organization was later to become the Haganah. As a result, Jabotinsky was arrested by the British and given a 15 year prison sentence. He was pardoned the next year due to international pressure.


The parliament in London was outraged at events in Palestine and quickly set about to dismiss both Storrs and Waters-Taylor. They created the office of High Commissioner, the first of which being Sir Herbert Samuel, a Jew. But the anti-Semitic administration still remained in the country. Samuel was a rather weak politician and the administration was successful in prevailing upon him to appoint Haj Amin al Husseini, the notorious Arab nationalist, as Grand Mufti of Arab Palestine, to appease the ‘legitimate’ Arab grievances. He later became a strong nazi ally.


The next year, Husseini orchestrated, with the full backing of the British authorities, a renewal of the most recent riots which resulted in the deaths of, perhaps, as many as 47 Jews. Of these, at least 13 were massacred at an immigrant hostel in Jaffa. The mob was actively aided by the Arab members of the local police. Consequently, more Jews were expelled from Jaffa and Samuel acquiesced to Arab demands and suspended Jewish immigration to the country while allowing Arab immigration to continue unabated. Partial expulsions occurred in Ramle, Beersheba, and Shiloah, the site of the original City of David and burial place of Rabbi Ovadiah Bertinoro, the late 15th century Chief Rabbi of Palestine. The tiny settlements of Kfar Saba and Kfar Malal (birthplace of Ariel Sharon), were totally destroyed and their residents driven out. Both were rebuilt the following year, but other communities were not so lucky. These refugees were either immigrants, or were families that have lived in their homes for generations. To anyone who could see, it was clear – it didn’t matter whether Jews were immigrants or not. The Arabs and British wished to clear Palestine of Jews, period. It is a policy that continues to this day.


In 1922, in a continuing policy of appeasing the Arabs, 75% of Palestine was taken away from the Jews and the Emirate of Transjordan was created, later to become Jordan. First the British, then the Arabs banned the entry of Jews from the area – a policy that continued until very recently. This put those communities of Arabs in Transjordan and even the Judean desert who were of Jewish ancestry in an awkward position. In 1948, these Arabs had always had good relations with their Jewish neighbors, but after 1948, most found themselves living on what became known as the ‘West Bank’ (and Jordan). They were often threatened with death by the other Arabs so that today, they would emphatically deny any Jewish connection.
http://www.think-israel.org/silon.refugees.html


How Strong Is the Arab Claim to Palestine? Arabs are not native to Palestine, but are native to Arabia, … the Arab nations who sought to overrun and destroy Israel in 1948 planned to divide up the …
http://97.74.65.51/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14858


How Strong Is the Arab Claim to Palestine?


Lawrence Auster
October 01, 2004


There is a myth hanging over all discussion of the Palestinian problem: the myth that this land was “Arab” land taken from its native inhabitants by invading Jews. Whatever may be the correct solution, let’s get a few things straight: As a strictly legal matter, the Jews didn’t take Palestine from the Arabs; they took it from the British, who exercised sovereign authority in Palestine under a League of Nations mandate for thirty years prior to Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948. And the British don’t want it back.


[…] The Jews, meaning the people of the Kingdom of Judah, who, in their earlier incarnation as the Israelites, seized the land in the 12th and 13th centuries B.C. from:The Canaanites, who had inhabited the land for thousands of years before they were dispossessed by the Israelites. As the foregoing suggests, any Arab claim to sovereignty based on inherited historical control will not stand up. Arabs are not native to Palestine, but are native to Arabia, which is called Arab-ia for the breathtakingly simple reason that it is the historic home of the Arabs.


The territories comprising all other “Arab” states outside the Arabian peninsula including Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, as well as the entity now formally under the Palestinian Authority were originally non-Arab nations that were conquered by the Muslim Arabs when they spread out from the Arabian peninsula in the first great wave of jihad in the 7th century, defeating, mass-murdering, enslaving, dispossessing, converting, or reducing to the lowly status of dhimmitude millions of Christians and Jews and destroying their ancient and flourishing civilizations. Prior to being Christian, of course, these lands had even more ancient histories. Pharaonic Egypt, for example, was not an Arab country through its 3000 year history.
http://mideastoutpost.com/archives/000096.html


THE MYTH OF THE SO-CALLED “PALESTINIANS”: …


Date: 03-06-94 From: SHLOMOH SHERMAN To: LOUISE HAGAN Subj: Palestinian Mythology Conference: (9) Religion


[…] OK. Let’s talk about displaced people. The Land of Israel (whom the gentiles call Palestine) was a Jewish country since the arrival of Abraham. There was always a Jewish presence there. In the years 70 CE and 135 CE, the Romans forcefully removed large numbers of the Jewish population from the LOI and brought them to Rome as slaves.


Nevertheless, the LOI continued as a Jewish country according to G-d’s promises. During the 4th century, the Roman Empire became Christian, and Rome turned the LOI into a Byzantine country in which non-Jewish were brought in and settled by Rome. During the 5th century, there was an economic depression in the Eastern Empire and some of the Jewish population moved to neighboring countries to earn a living. At the same time, Rome encouraged more and more gentile Christians to take up residence in the country. Still, the majority of the population was Jewish.


During the 7th century, the newly converted Arab Moslems came up out of the Arabian Penninsula and conquered the LOI, driving out the Byzantines. Many of the native population, both Jewish and non-Jewish were forcefully converted to Islam and the country was forcefully ARABIZED. Those Jews still living there had pressure put upon them to become Moslems. Some did become Moslems and lost their Jewish identity. Those individuals of the population that became Moslem were ARABIZED. That is, they took up the Arab language and for all purposes were acculturated to “look like” Arabs.


From the 7th century onwards, LOI was an ARAB-SPEAKING country. That does not mean that the people living there were “real Arabs”. They were not. They were, in fact, descendants of the original Jewish population and of the Greek speaking population that the Byzantines imported to Christianiize the Land.


Towards the end of the first Christian millenium, the Land was under the control of the Turkish Moslems. From the time immediately following the First Crusade, the Land fell into a sad state. The Turks misuded it economically and ecologically. A once fertile Land under Jewish rule now became a forrest-denuded, malarial swamp. Many people, both Jews and non-Jews left. Most of them were gentiles. The population thinned out. Hardly anyone lived there. The Land was administrated by absentee Turkish landlords. It had became a non-productive province and the Turks didnt care one fig about it. They had more lucrative and productive lands to administer. Starting in the 1500s thru the 1900s, Jews from Europe returned in waves to the LOI. They found a small non-Jewish population scattered here and there throughout the Land. These people were of various nationalities. None of them called themsleves “Palestinians”. There was no such entity. The Land was still ARABIZED and the returning Jews were loyal to the Turkish masters. They did everything possible to restore the Land because they loved in a way that no gentile inhabitants had. They cleared much of the swampland and planted trees and made the Land fertile again. The Turks gave them no thanks. The gentile inhabitants had never done anything like that. They had been content to just let the Land go to hell.


As the Land became productive under the hands of the returning Jews, it became more viable and economically productive. The presence of the Jews and their productivity created jobs. Gentile Arabs from the surrounding lands began to pour into LOI to finf work. The Turks encouraged this because they didn’t want the Land to become “too Jewish.” Beginning in the 19th century, the Turks encouraged Moslems from various countries to come to the LOI, promoising them free land if they did. Many Moslems took up the offer, many of them from BOSNIA came and settled there. THESE WERE EUROPEAN MOSLEMS THAT TOOK ON LOCAL ARAB COLORING AND ASSIMILATED INTO THE NON-JEWISH POPULATION, THEREBY BECOMING “ARABS”.


The Turks then began the policy of restricting the Jews to certain areas of the Land, giving the more favored area to Moslems. Much of this area consisted of the present day Judea and Samaria, the so-called “West Bank of Palestine”. After the First World War, when the British conquered the Turks, they took the LOI away from the Turks and made it a British “protectorate”. They continued to call the Land “Palestine” and called EVERY INHABITANT IN IT, BOTH JEW AND GENTILE, “PALESTINIANS”. That name was an English invention just as the “ARAB” inhabitants of the Land had been a TURKISH INVENTION. In those 2 centuries, 19th and 20th, NO ONE WAS DISPLACED EXCEPT JEWS!!!


The British then proceded to do what they have done everywhere they have gone, divide and conquer. They promised both the Jews and the non-Jews that the Land would be given to their communities, but because they were very interested in oil and had a basically anti-Jewish attitude, they favored the “Arabs”. The first thing they did was stop all Jewish immigration into the country while they allowed and encouraged gentile immigration. Nationalism was on the rise. The non-Jewish Arabized population of the LOI wanted a national identity and they were content to take the name and identity imposed upon them by the Turks and the British, namely “Palestinians”. The Jews did not need to take that identity. They had their own G-d given identity.


The leadership of the “Palestinian” nationalist movement needed a rallying focus, so they used the commonality of religion. Islam became the focus of “Palestinianism”. In 1929, a pogrom was organized in Hebron. Every member of the Jewish community there was murdered, man, woman, child. The British knew who the instigators were. They did nothing to apprehand them. In 1936, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem called for another pogrom against the various Jewish communities of the LOI. By that time, the Jews of the LOI had obtained weapons for their own self defense. They fought back. The British moved through all the Jewish areas and confiscated all weapons they found in the hands of Jews. They left the weapons of the Arabs alone.


It was a known fact that the British did not like the Jews because the Jews refused to act like good colonial third world natives. They considered themselves the equals of the British. The British could not stand it. They were used to treating all colonials as second class citizens. The Jews said to them, “We are not natives. We are as good as you.” The British did not like that at all. They could depend on the Arabs to act like good little dark skinned boys. That made them comfortable. AND the surrounding Arab countries had OIL!!! Why irritate them by irritating their co-religionists in the LOI?


In order to placate the Arabs, the British told the Jews that they were NOT going to hand over the “whole land of Palestine” to them, only the “west bank of Palestine.” Do you know how the “Palestinian leadership rewarded the British?” They signed a deal with the Nazi Germans to advance the German cause in the Middle East. War between Germany and Britain was immanent and everyone knew it. The Germans promised the Arabs that if they would ally themselves with Germany, they (the Germans) would solve the “Jewish problem” for the Arabs at the war’s conclusion. The Jews remained loyal to the British government. It didn’t matter one whit. In order to gain back the Arab sympathies on the eve of war, the British assured the Arabs that no further Jewish immigration into the Land would be allowed. Ships carrying Jews from Europe tried to enter “Palestine”. The British refused them entry and forced them to return to a Europe where the gas chambers awaited them.


WW II broke out. The Arab sympathy was with Germany. They prayed for a German victory. Anwar Sadat, later to become President of Egypt, became a German spy and anti-British terrorist. The Grand Mufti was to be put under arrest by the British but he escaped andfled to Germany, spending the duration of the war there. During the war itself, Jews tried to enter “Palestine” to escape from the Nazis. The British turned them away. After the war, the British continued their policy of not letting Jews enter even though many DISPLACED European Jews had no where else to go.


At this time, the UN wanted the British to give up their mandate on “Palestine”. The British further renegged and told the Jews that only part of the “West Bank” would be theirs. They would have to share the area with the non-Jewish residents. The Jews agreed. The Arabs did not. THEY WANTED THE WHOLE LAND FOR THEMSELVES.


The surrounding Arab countries ] told the non-Jewish residents of the Land that when the British left, their armies would come in and drive the Jews into the Sea. The non-Jewish population was encouraged to evacuate the Land in order to open the way for the Arab armies to operate. Many of them did just that, hoping to come back immanently to a land JUDENREIN. The Bitish left in May, 1948. Israel declared itself a state in the truncated area that the British had left them. Five Arab countries attacked Israel. The Jordanian army moved into the area of the “West Bank” that was to become the “Palestinian” state, and instantly annexed it to Jordan. No one protested. Jordan ruled the “Palestinian” state for 19 years. No one protested and said that the “Palestinians” were displaced and had to have their own country.


For 19 years the Jordanians treated their West Bank people like second class citizens. They were denied 3 basic rights. They were not allowed to open factories in the west bank, they were not allowed to build universities on the west bank, no west bank “Arab” was allowed to have a driver’s license. No one protested. The Jordanians denied Jews access to their holy places in Jerusalem. No one protested. The Jordanians took tomb stones from Jewish cemetaries and turned them into lutrines. No one protested.


In May, 1967, Egypt and Syria got together and declared war on Israel, threatening to drive the Jews into the Sea. No one protested. King Hussein of Jordan called upon his “Arabs” in the west bank to get knives and kill every Jew that they found. The Israelis warned the Jordanians that if they entered the war, Israel would take the west bank away fomr them. Jordan entered the war and lost the west bank that it had illegally annexed 19 years earlier. The Israelis found evidence of inhumane treatment of people in the West Bank by the Jordanians. No one protested. Everybody was busy protesting against the Israeli “aggressor” and the “poor displaced Palestinians”.


Some people have all the propaganda luck. The bleeding heart liberal media went anti-Israel to sell more newspapers. The Soviet Union took up the “Palestinian” cause to win the Arabs over to their side in the cold war. From 1967 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Israel acted as the best ally of the United States, handing over the latest in captured Soviet weaponry to America, asking nothing in return. Israel was repaied by the anti-semitic State Dept of the USA by being pressured to give back territory to the “poor Palestinians”. Meanwhile one thing remains to be told. In 1948, when Israel bacame a state, there were Arabs living there. The Israelis granted them full citizenship. No Arab was asked to leave Israel.


That same year, Arab countries, including Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Lybia, and others KICKED OUT THEIR JEWISH CITIZENS AND MADE THEM LEAVE ALL THEIR EARTHLY BELONGINGS BEHIND! No one protested.


You call yourself a Christian and you grieve for the poor displaced Palestinians? You are just one more gentile hoodwinked by the Arab propaganda mill, abetted by the anti-Israel media who want to sell newspapers, and the Oil company whores who think oil is more important than justice. Cry your crocodile tears, sister. Don’t expect any sympathy from me. The fact that you allow your sympathy for the poor mistreated “non-jews” of the Middle East to over-ride your concern for Biblical prophecy tells me a lot about the so-called Christians in this country who claim to be Bible believers. You are Bible believers so long as it is not good for the Jews. And the hell with real justice and G-d’s word.


ADDENDUM June 22, 2003 – Incidently, there never was a national or geographical entity called “Palestine” in the historical sense that we usually ascribe to nations or geography. “Palestine” was the designation given to the Land Of Israel by the Romans when they incorporated it into their Empire as a province. They named it after the Philistines, the traditional enemies of Israel, in order to humiliate their new Jewish subjects. Since the Arabs living in the Land Of Israel insist that they are the descendants of the ancient Caananites, why don’t they refer to themselves as Caananites rather than Philistines? Arab humor: Take my hostage, please!
http://www.kingsolomon.com/literary/essays/palmyth.html


Substantial Immigration of Arab Migrant workers into Western Palestine from 1880-1948
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~peters/immigration.html


MYTH “The British helped the Jews displace the native Arab population of Palestine.”


FACT


Herbert Samuel, a British Jew who served as the first High Commissioner of Palestine, placed restrictions on Jewish immigration “in the ‘interests of the present population’ and the ‘ absorptive capacity’ of the country.”1 The influx of Jewish settlers was said to be forcing the Arab fellahin (native peasants) from their land. This was at a time when less than a million people lived in an area that now supports more than nine million.
The British actually limited the absorptive capacity of Palestine by partitioning the country.

In 1921, Colonial Secretary Winston Churchill severed nearly four-fifths of Palestine — some 35,000 square miles — to create a brand new Arab entity, Transjordan. As a consolation prize for the Hejaz and Arabia (which are both now Saudi Arabia) going to the Saud family, Churchill rewarded Sherif Hussein’s son Abdullah for his contribution to the war against Turkey by installing him as Transjordan’s emir.
The British went further and placed restrictions on Jewish land purchases in what remained of Palestine, contradicting the provision of the Mandate (Article 6) stating that “the Administration of Palestine…shall encourage, in cooperation with the Jewish Agency…close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not acquired for public purposes.” By 1949, the British had allotted 87,500 acres of the 187,500 acres of cultivable land to Arabs and only 4,250 acres to Jews.
Ultimately, the British admitted the argument about the absorptive capacity of the country was specious. The Peel Commission said: “The heavy immigration in the years 1933-36 would seem to show that the Jews have been able to enlarge the absorptive capacity of the country for Jews.”


MYTH “The British allowed Jews to flood Palestine while Arab immigration was tightly controlled.”


FACT


The British response to Jewish immigration set a precedent of appeasing the Arabs, which was followed for the duration of the Mandate. The British placed restrictions on Jewish immigration while allowing Arabs to enter the country freely. Apparently, London did not feel that a flood of Arab immigrants would affect the country’s absorptive capacity. During World War I, the Jewish population in Palestine declined because of the war, famine, disease and expulsion by the Turks. In 1915, approximately 83,000 Jews lived in Palestine among 590,000 Muslim and Christian Arabs. According to the 1922 census, the Jewish population was 84,000, while the Arabs numbered 643,000. Thus, the Arab population grew exponentially while that of the Jews stagnated.

In the mid-1920s, Jewish immigration to Palestine increased primarily because of anti-Jewish economic legislation in Poland and Washington’s imposition of restrictive quotas.
The record number of immigrants in 1935 (see table) was a response to the growing persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. The British administration considered this number too large, however, so the Jewish Agency was informed that less than one-third of the quota it asked for would be approved in 1936.


The British gave in further to Arab demands by announcing in the 1939 White Paper that an independent Arab state would be created within 10 years, and that Jewish immigration was to be limited to 75,000 for the next five years, after which it was to cease altogether. It also forbade land sales to Jews in 95 percent of the territory of Palestine. The Arabs, nevertheless, rejected the proposal.

Jewish Immigrants to Palestine…
By contrast, throughout the Mandatory period, Arab immigration was unrestricted. In 1930, the Hope Simpson Commission, sent from London to investigate the 1929 Arab riots, said the British practice of ignoring the uncontrolled illegal Arab immigration from Egypt, Transjordan and Syria had the effect of displacing the prospective Jewish immigrants.

The British Governor of the Sinai from 1922-36 observed: “This illegal immigration was not only going on from the Sinai, but also from Transjordan and Syria, and it is very difficult to make a case out for the misery of the Arabs if at the same time their compatriots from adjoining states could not be kept from going in to share that misery.” The Peel Commission reported in 1937 that the “shortfall of land is…due less to the amount of land acquired by Jews than to the increase in the Arab population.”
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf2.html


British Opposition to Jewish Immigration to Palestine … But throughout the Mandatory period, Arab immigration was unrestricted. …
http://palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_oppose_immigration.php


“Fast Facts on the Middle East Conflict,” Randall Price, Harvest House Publishers, 2003, p. 36 [198 pages]


In 1915, there were 590000 Arabs in Palestine and only 83000 Jews. By 1922, a census recorded 84000 Jews and 643000 Arabs in the land. Between the world wars, 588000 more Arabs and 470000 more Jews made their way to Palestine. The Arab population would increase by 120 percent between the creation of Transjordan in 1921 and the United Nations decision to partition the land in 1947. Why did the Arabs immigrate to Palestine? To take advantage of the higher standard of living the Jews of Palestine provided to the community.
http://books.google.com/books?id=417EdpQMI9IC&pg=PA36


Ze’ev Shemer, “Israel: And the Palestinian Nightmare,” p. 36, Ze’ev Shemer (2010 – 244 pages)

All of a sudden, these thousands of Arabs who immigrated to Israel from virtually every country in the Arab world and northern Africa, and who joined up with the natives, became a ‘national’ entity. A people must start sometime and somewhere, and that could be considered a legitimate creation, except that they all claimed to be descendants of the native Arabs (Turks and Bedouins) of the land, and then claimed that it is they, not the Jews, who have a legal and historical right to the land of Israel.

http://books.google.com/books?id=lhpSsirAcLUC&pg=PA36


Harold H. Hart, “Yom Kippur plus 100 days: the human side of the war and its aftermath, as shown through the columns of the Jerusalem post,” p. 273, Hart Pub. Co., 1974, 446 pp.


Who Are The Palestinians […]

They also wondered why these so-called Palestinians were refugees. My former colleagues, all of whom were British officers in the Palestine Police, tell me they have documentary proof that the “Palestinians” are not and never were “Palestinians.” They were and are illegal migrants into the Land of Israel from all the surrounding Arab countries, and they Came searching for work and food from the Jewish settlers, because in their own Arab countries, they were homeless, jobless and on the verge of starvation.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=5sRtAAAAMAAJ&q=%22were+and+are+illegal+migrants+into+the+Land+of+Israel+from+all+the+surrounding+Arab+countries%22


p. 385

[…] Where did the 1,280,000 Arabs in the British Mandate census of 1946 come from? Obviously the great majority of “Palestinians” were themselves Immigrants or sons or grandsons of immigrants from other Arab lands, that came to partake of the prosperity generated by the Jews. Entire towns and villages in 1948 could trace their origins to other countries, eg Safad (Morocco); Bet Shean (Egypt); Bellad esh Sheikh (Hauran), to name a few . Even during the Holocaust, when the doors of this country were slammed shut In the faces of European Jews looking for succour, the Arab Immigration remained unabated.
PROF. R. KENNETH

http://books.google.com/books?id=5sRtAAAAMAAJ&q=%22majority+of+%22Palestinians%22+were+themselves+Immigrants+or+sons+or+grandsons+of+immigrants+from+other+Arab+lands%22

http://books.google.com/books?id=5sRtAAAAMAAJ&q=succour


A durable peace: Israel and its place among the nations – Binyamin Netanyahu – Hachette Digital, Inc., 2000 – 482 pages [p. 39]


Beginning with the first wave of Zionist immigration in 1880 and continuing through successive waves before and after World War I, the country was rapidly transformed. The Jews built roads, towns, hospitals, factories, and schools. And as Jewish immigration increased their numbers, it also caused a rapid increase in the Arab population. Many of the Arabs immigrated into the land in response to the job opportunities and the better life afforded by the growing economy the Jews had created – so much so that in 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt was moved to observe that “Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during this whole period.”



The improved economic conditions that the influx of Jewish industry and commerce created fueled a steep rise in income and industrialization among the Arabs of Palestine that had no parallel in any neighboring Arab country. Thus, by 1947, the wages of the Arab worker in Haifa were twice what his counterpart was receiving in Nablus, where there was no Jewish presence. Similarly, the number of factories owned by Arabs increased 400 percent between 1931 and 1942, while the number of their employees increased tenfold between 1931 and 1946.



The most dramatic increase in Arab immigration was to the areas of Jewish habitation. Between 1922, the advent of the Mandate, and 1947, the Arab population in the Jewish cities grew by 290 percent in Haifa, 158 percent in Jaffa, and 131 percent in Jerusalem, as compared with 64 percent in Hebron, 56 percent in Nablus, and 37 percent in Bethlehem, where there were few or no Jews. But the fact that Arabs migrated into what would eventually be a domain of millions of Jews hardly altered the prevailing international conception that this was to be a Jewish land, albeit one with an Arab minority. Thus, the unceasing Jewish claim to the land has been backed up in the last hundred years by unrelenting Jewish efforts to settle it and bring its open wastes back to life.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yRf8P5ddCgwC&pg=PT42&lpg=PT42


A place among the nations: Israel and the world‎ – Page 36 – Binyamin Netanyahu – History – 1993 – 467 pages

http://books.google.com/books?id=h4ttAAAAMAAJ&q=%22arab+immigration%22


…The Israelis have been in a position of extreme restraint since day one, because the British always considered the Jews provocateurs just because they were there. They treated the Arabs as natives in the Jewish national home, and, they allowed Arabs to come in illegally and take places that were being frantically cleared by Jews for other Jews to come from Hitler’s Germany. It’s a very concise and very traceable history. If you trace it, it loses the complicated factor and it becomes quite clear.
http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/janfeb01/findingtruth.html


Myths: False Premises… 4) The Arabs were there first; it was Arab land. 5) The Jews “stole” the Arab land….7) Palestine is Israel; and all Israel constitutes Palestine. “In 1948 Palestine became Israel”. 8) Only Jews immigrated into Palestine; whereas Arabs were natives for millennia.


Facts: The Reality:


C) Even after the Roman defeat in 70 A.D. the Jews (with their Zionist dream) never vacated the Holy Land.


D) The area known as Palestine covered areas both East and West of the Jordan; and the Arabic-speaking people there thought of themselves as Syrians, Turks, or simply “Arabs”… but never as “Palestinians”.


E) The Arabs did not begin to think in terms of “nationalism” until early in the 1900’s. Even T.E. Lawrence was not able to inject them with “nationalism” as late as World War I.


F) Islamic religious prejudice often resulted in anti-Jewish violence, throughout the Middle East, even before Israel became a state in 1948.


G) The British later described these religious persecutions as being “Arab Nationalism”, so as to justify limiting Jewish immigration from Europe.


H) The British illegally “gave” Mandate lands (specifically allocated for a Jewish national home) to the Arabs instead.


I) The Arab peasants had been rendered landless by their own Arab landlords, natural disasters, excessive taxes, and Arab money lenders.


J) In 1923 Britain illegally gave Abdulah 77 percent of Palestine (the whole “East Bank”) to protect rights to Arab oil, and the Suez canal, etc. for purposes of the British Empire. This created Transjordan; which became Jordan in 1946.


K) Thus, Jordan is the “independent Palestinian state” in the area; and was carved out of what was to become Israel.


L) In 1947 the UN further carved up the 23 percent west of the Jordan, into Israel, another Palestinian state (which the Arabs rejected) and an internationalized Jerusalem.


M) The Jews accepted the UN proposal; the Arabs did not.


N) The UN has changed the definition of “Refugee” for the Arabs only; who therefore need only be in the land two years to qualify.


O) The homelands to which many Arabs fled in 1948 and 1967 include lands from which many of them had recently come.
http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/septoct99/factmyth.html

Robert Eisenman: Fisk Is Wrong on West Bank

Posted: January 18, 2006 01:24 AM

Robert Fisk (“Telling it like it isn’t,” Los Angeles Times, 12/27/05) must be living in “cloud cuckoo-land.” He objects to alleged pro-Jewish and what he seems to imply as “pro-Israel” or “pro-Zionist” bias in U. S. newspapers. He wants the West Bank to be referred to as “Occupied Palestine” and objects to “Jewish” enclaves there being called “settlements,” “neighborhoods,” or “outposts” in the same manner that he does those who attack American forces in Iraq being called “terrorists,” “rebels,” or “remnants of the former regime.” Presumably he wants them to be called “patriots,” “nationalists,” or some other such honorable designation — again, in the same manner that he wants the Israeli presence on the West Bank ( there is no longer a presence in the Gaza Strip so we do not have to worry about that ) to be referred to as “colonies’!

When did “the Palestinians,” as he calls them, ever receive legal charter to the West Bank and when was it recognized by international law? Like it or not the “Jewish” claim was recognized (forget the Biblical one — presumably in his view the right of conquest gave the Muslim world a more recent one) by the Balfour Declaration in 1917 on the eve of the British conquest of the same and appended to the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine in 1921, itself confirmed in the British Palestine Order-in-Council of 1922.

Though it is true that there was a later “Partition of Palestine,” adopted by the successor United Nations, in 1947, this was immediately rejected by all surrounding Arab States in 1948 (including it would appear by “the Palestinians” themselves) and, in fact, became a “dead letter” when the Jordanians (then the “Trans-Jordanians”) occupied the area and absorbed it in 1949 — a unilateral annexation objected to virtually by no one (at the time, hardly even “the Palestinians” themselves). Was this “Colonialism” by his definition? Did the West Bank and all that was constructed there by the “Trans-Jordanian Government” (now calling itself, therefore, “the Jordanian Government”) then become a Jordanian “Colony”?

Has he seen the pictures of “Palestine” in the Nineteenth Century? I refer him to such British travel writers as David Roberts in the 1820s and ’30s and Charles Wilson’s Ordinance Survey of Jerusalem in 1869 which show that the land was virtually deserted having been devastated by various wars and given over to what D. H. Lawerence would have called “the trump of the mosquito” (malaria). In fact, the census for Palestine which was reprinted in the classic 1905-6 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica shows Jews to have been a majority in Jerusalem to Muslims by about 60% to 25%, the rest being Christian, even at that time.

In other words, between the years 1917-18 and 1948, there was as much “Arab” immigration into Palestine as “Jewish,” presumably attracted by this increased prosperity as immigration always is — the only difference being that whereas the latter was well-documented and carefully watched, the former was not monitored at all since it occurred over what was on the whole a completely porous “inland” border. This is an incontrovertible fact because there was a period of economic prosperity caused as much by economically viable Jewish immigration into Palestine as a regular British administration…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-eisenman/fisk-is-wrong-on-west-ban_b_13865.html


End the Arab occupation of Israel



Published 02:03 04.10.09

Latest update 10:53 04.10.09



The demand to grant a state to Arab immigrants to this country and their army is without foundation.



By Ron Breiman



From Gideon Levy to Barack Obama, from Yariv Oppenheimer to Ismail Haniyeh, from Zahava Gal-On to Tzipi Livni – they all recite the same phrase: It’s time to put an end to the “occupation.” Once the “occupation” ends, peace will be sealed. Once the Jews are expelled from the heart of their country, redemption will come to Zion. From here emerges “the solution” – two states within the tiny piece of prized property that remains, the western Land of Israel, not the Greater Land of Israel.



We would do well to recall that the PLO – the (all of!) Palestine Liberation Organization – was founded in 1964 before there was an “occupation,” “the West Bank,” “territories,” and the other political terms that were designed to disinherit the Jewish people from the heart of their country, those swaths of land that were occupied – without quotation marks – by the Jordanian army in 1948, an occupation that lasted just 19 years. The PLO’s goal was not to liberate the territories from Jordan, because those lands were in Arab hands. Rather, it aimed to liberate the “occupied” territories from the State of Israel, which lay within “the Green Line.”



We would do well to recall that the PLO never changed its spots. It failed to do so when it signed for “peace” with the naive Yitzhak Rabin, who was lured into the trap sprung for him by the Osloites. And it failed to do so when it allegedly abrogated its charter. Even the recent Fatah conference and the statements by the “moderate” Holocaust denier, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, can attest to this. The goal was and remains to this day: the liberation of the “occupied” territories from Israel, namely the State of Israel within the confines of the Green Line.



On the other hand, when the Osloites let Yasser Arafat and his gang of henchmen come into the heart of the country with his army of terrorists, they brought with them their own army of occupation. As things went, thanks to the shock after the Rabin assassination, the Osloites quickly handed the cities of Judea and Samaria over to the occupier, an error that the slain prime minister apparently did not intend to commit. This is how liberated territories became occupied territories, without quotation marks. In Operation Defensive Shield, the Israel Defense Forces was compelled to pay a steep price in blood to liberate the heart of the country from Arab occupation.



Most of the Arabs in the Land of Israel immigrated here after our waves of aliyah. In other words, Zionism and the prosperity it engendered spawned “the Palestinian people.” Since the Arab occupation of the Land of Israel in the seventh century, and throughout the centuries of Muslim occupation, not one of the occupiers viewed this land as anything more than a distant imperial outpost.



The demand to grant a state to Arab immigrants to this country and their army, which is stationed here thanks to the blindness of certain Jews and the nations of the world, is without foundation. It is tantamount to legitimizing a reality that was created here after the criminal act that allowed an occupying army to enter this country.



The critics’ responses are predictable: What do you propose, that the Arabs just evaporate into thin air? In contrast with the critics who espouse a racist transfer of Jews from Judea and Samaria, I reject any forcible transfer of any population group. Perhaps there is no solution to the problem. There is certainly no solution at this point. But this is no reason to commit suicide or sacrifice the Zionist vision on the altar of “peace.”



I do not want a binational state. If there is a solution, it cannot be found within the confines of just the western Land of Israel. In the long term, the solution will be a regional one that combines democracy, demography and geography. The Arabs of the Land of Israel will continue to live in their present homes and will hold Jordanian and Egyptian (for Gazans) citizenship, voting for their respective parliaments. In the long term, citizens of Jordan who comprise an overwhelming majority in eastern Transjordan will gain power in Amman. It is there that a solution will be found for their brothers who live west of the Jordan River.



But in the meantime, we must end the occupation. The Arab occupation in the Land of Israel…

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/end-the-arab-occupation-of-israel-1.6747


Arab- Muslim Waves of Immigration to Palestine (the Land of Israel )/ DR. Rivka Shpak Lissak

Palestinians are not the Indigenous people of the Holy Land


The Palestinian narrative, which is now widely accepted as a fact of history around the world, is the result of a systematic indoctrination through propaganda.
The Palestinians are neither the “Indians” nor the “Africans” of the Holy Land.
Most Palestinians immigrated to the Holy Land between the 19th and 20th centuries, during the Ottoman rule (1516 – 1918) and the British Mandate rule (1918 – 1948).


Jewish settlement in Palestine during the British Mandate period and development works by the government created new and varied industries and construction projects, thus creating an abundance of work places, which attracted immigrant workers from Arabic and Muslim countries.


Arabs penetrated into the land of Israel (the ancient name of Palestine) in 4 waves


First Wave (7TH Century)


The first wave was after the occupation of the country by the Arabs in the 7th century A.D. The Arab – Muslim occupation of Palestine lasted about 400 years (640 – 1099). Most scholars agree that the ethnic- religious structure of the population remained essentially unchanged from the days of the Byzantine occupation (324CE – 640CE), and the majority of the population consisted of Greek Orthodox Christians and 2 minorities: Jews and Samaritans. The number of Arabs settled in Palestine was negligible.


The Muslim army emerging from the Arabian Peninsula was comprised of Bedouin warriors who moved along with their families and flocks. Prof Moshe Sharon, rejects the theory that the 7th century Arabic conquest was immediately accompanied by massive Arabic settlement in the country. He gives several reasons for the absence of massive Arabic penetration into the Land of Israel prior to the 9th century:


I. Umayyad policies (640-750CE) prevented Bedouins from entering the country.
The ruling Umayyad dynasty’s interest was to maintain the existing administrative and economic systems and to keep the peasant population on the land. Regional governors appointed by the Umayyad took pains to prevent the entry of Bedouins into settled areas. The Christian traveler Arkulfus who traveled the country in 670CE, shortly after the Arabic conquest, described it as densely populated with Christians from Jerusalem to the Galilee. Umayyad rulers signed treaties with the Christian and Jewish populations and promised to secure their lives and property. They kept in place the Christian administrators and Greek continued to be the administrative language until the 8th century, and in some places to the beginning of the 9th century.
II. The conquering army continued on to new conquests
Bedouin warriors did not settle on the land because they continued to advance towards Syria and other destinations. Arabic warriors advanced northwards to the Taurus Mountains, east towards Iran, and south-west towards Egypt and North Africa, and from there to Spain. Michael Assaf also states in his book, History of the Arab Rule in the Land of Israel, that the conquest thrust could not spare forces for settlement. The Arabs’ system was to establish cities in the conquered areas that served as military bases from where warriors emerged to conquer the surrounding areas. Israel is the only country where no such cities were built: Ramle was the only city built by the Arabs, in 711CE, nearly 100 years after the conquest. It was not a military base but an administrative center which replaced Caesarea as the capital of the Byzantine Palestina-Prima district. Sharon emphasizes that Arabs comprised a negligible minority in Ramle’s population. The Arabic geographer Al Ya’akubi wrote that Ramle’s population was mixed, and comprised mostly of Samaritans and Jews.
III. Preference for living in the periphery of settled areas
As the Bedouin warriors at that time were nomads, those who reached Israel were not interested in urban or agrarian life and preferred to live as nomads on the border of the settled region rather than within it. Furthermore, the settled regions were under the protection of the rulers. The Umayyad Caliphs themselves constructed their palaces on the border of the desert – for example, the Hisham palace near Jericho.Prof. Nehemia Levtzion, in book, Islam, an Introduction to the Religion’s History, wrote that the Arabs tended to segregate themselves, maintain their tribal social structure and nomadic life style, and did not settle in the populated region.


Hasson lists in his article, “The Spread of Arabic Tribes in the Land of Israel during the First Century of the Hajjara (7th Century).” additional reasons for warriors avoiding the settled regions:


I. Fear of disease – the epidemic that broke out in the country in 639 resulted in the death of many warriors (some estimate as many as 25,000 died) including Muhammad’s cousin and commanders of the Arab army.
II. Absence of empty space – the Umayyad did not exile the local population. Only the Byzantine aristocracy and military fled the country, and, according to some historians, the Greek-Christian urban upper classes left as well.


Hasson notes one exception: Bedouins settled in Tiberias and Beth Shean. Arabs occupied houses in inland cities – Tiberias, Jerusalem and others, that had been deserted by the Greek Christian upper classes who fled because of the Muslim conquest. The surrender agreements of Beth Shean and Tiberias mention the transfer of 50% of the houses to Arabs.


At the end of the 7th century or the beginning of the 8th, a decision was made to also settle Muslims in the coastal cities of Ashkelon, Acre, Caesarea, and Tyre, to protect the country against Byzantine attacks from the sea. In his article “The Cities of the Land of Israel under Muslim Rule”, Prof Moshe Sharon points out that the Bedouin warriors were fearful of the sea and refused to settle along the coast despite being offered land in return, and therefore Muslim Persians were sent there to settle.


An Arabic 9th century source attests to the composition of the coastal cities population, which included Jews, Samaritans, Persians, Greeks, and a few Arabs.


At a later stage, soldiers released from the Caliph’s Muslim army settled in villages and towns that had been deserted by Christians fleeing ahead of the Arab conquerors, but no numerical data is available.


In summary, Umayyad rulers’ policies did not emphasize Arabic settlement in the country nor the conversion of its population, but rather acculturation, the introduction of the Arabic language and culture while protecting the local population against Bedouin raids that harmed farming. Islamization policies were hardly enforced with only a few exceptions, as during the time of the Caliph Omar II (717-720). Acculturation (Arabization) advanced faster than Islamization. No significant change in the population composition took place and the population remained mostly Christian, with Jewish and Samaritan minorities.


Second Wave (Middle of the 9thCentury – 11yh Century)


The second wave came from the middle of the 9th century until the occupation of the country by the Crusaders in 1099. During these years Beduins (Arab nomad tribes) from the deserts of Arabia, Trans-jordan, Syrian desert, Sinai and Egypt invaded the country and gradually settled in deserted villages after they robbed and have driven out the local peasants, many of them Jews. Still, the country was settled along religious- ethnic lines with small enclaves: The north of the Shomron mountain became Arabic, but the south and the Jerusalem area was Christian, and so was the western Galilee. The eastern Galilee was Jewish and the Cities along the shore were mixed, with a Muslim minority.


The Population during Crusaders’ Rule (1099 -1260)


The Crusaders massacred during the conquest of the country many Arabs and many others ran away. During the Crusaders rule the Northern part of the country, the Galliee, was settled by Christians in the west and Jews in the east with some Arabic enclaves.


The mountains of Samaria were settled by Arabs and Samaritans, but the mountains of Judea and around Jerusalem was mostly Christian, with some Arabic enclaves.


The Southern part of the country was mostly settled by Bedouins, who were nomads.


In short, most of 470,000 people who lived in the Holy Land were Christians of Greek- Macedonean and Syrian- Aramaic (non- Arabs) origin.


The Population during Mamluks’ Rule (1260 – 1516)


The Mamluks conquered most of the country from the Crusaders in 1260. They destroyed the cities along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea between 1260 – 1290. These cities were populated mostly by Christians of Greek- Macedonian origin or Syrian – Aramaic origin. Many were massacred or ran away before the Mameluk army arrived.


The cities along the shore, Acre, Arsuf, Jaffa, Ashdod, Ashkelon, except Gaza, remained deserted during the Mamluke Period.
The valleys of Jesreel and Beit Shean were densely populated by some Arab villages and nomad Bedouin. Also, there were few Arab villages along the shores of the Mediterrean Sea. The Geek Orthodox population lost its majority in the 14th century after consisting the majority of the population since 135 CE, first as pagans and as Christians since the 5th century CE.


The rate of Palestine’s population decreased dramatically because of the e massacreds, the emigration of Christians, the Black Death, and the economic situation. A certain amount of Christians were forced to convert to Islam.


The Population during Ottomans’ Rule (1516 – 1918)


The cities along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea remained deserted until the Ottoman government started to restore their ruins and invited Arabs and Muslims to settle there. This happened during the 18th- 19th centuries.


The Third Wave (16th – 17th Century)


The third wave began after the occupation of the country by the Turks during the 16th and 17th centuries. Arabs, mainly Bedouins, and Muslims from Lebanon, and Syria came to settle in the Galilee. According to the Turkish census, by the 16th century, there were about 200,000 people in the country of Western Jordan, mostly Muslims. But the economic situation and the lack of personal security caused people to leave, Muslims included.


During the 18th century the population became smaller and smaller Tourists from Europe and the United States who visited the country described an uncultivated deserted land.


The Fourth Wave, Part One (1832 – 1917)


The last and the largest wave came between around the middle of the 19th century and 1948 when Israel was established. This wave started during the conquest of the country by the son of Muhammad Ali between 1832 1840.Egypt settled along the shore and the valleys, about 100,000 Egyptian peasants. Also, Arabs and Muslims were invited by the Ottoman rulers to settle in the deserted country. The Zuabbian tribe was invited in 1873 from Irbid, Trans-Jordan to settle in the southern Galilee and the Izrael Valley. Muslims from Muslim countries such as Kurds and Cireassians settled in the north.


Historians are divided on the size of the population on the eve of the British conquest of Palestine. The rate of the Arab-Muslim population was about 250,000.


The Population during the British Mandate Period (1918 – 1948)


The Fourth Wave, Part Two (1917 – 1948)


The second part of the largest wave came during the British Mandate occupation, between 1917 and 1948 when Israel was established. Arabs and Muslims from Arabic and Muslim countries entered illegally the country under the Turks and later under the British mandate from the eastern, northern and southern borders looking for jobs created by the Zionist movement and later by the British Mandate (1918 – 1948).
The Arab population of the Sharon area (between Tel Aviv and Haifa, the center of Jewish settlements) grew from 10,000 to more than 30,000 from 1922 – 1940s.
The Arab population of the south (between Jaffa and the Egyptian border) grew by more than 200% between 1917 – 1940s. About 35,000 Arabs from the Haurain, South Syria came looking for work.


From 1870 to 1948 the Arabic population grew by 270%. Even in Egypt, the Arab country with the highest birth rate, the rate was only 105%, which proves that a significant part of the Arabic population growth came from immigration. By 1921when the British government performed its first census the number of Arabs and Muslims amounted to about 500,000. The 1931 British Census included about 30 different languages spoken by the Muslim population in Palestine. They were illegal immigrant workers from Arabic and Muslim countries. The high rate of children’s deaths, law life expectancy and the lack of health services in the country made it impossible to reach 270% as a result of birth rate.


In Short, from about 250,000 around the end of the 19th century, many of them bedouins, the Arabic population grew to about 1,250,000 in 1948. The Palestinian claim that they are the ancient population of the so called Palestine has no ground.


Winston Churchil, said in May 22, 1939 that the Arab immigration to Palestine during the British Mandate was so large that their numbers grew in such proportion that even if all Jews immigrated to Palestine they could not reach that number.


Franklin D.Roosevelt, said in May 17, 1939 that the Arab immigration to Palestine since 1921 was much greater that Jewish immigration.


A significant part of the 1948 Palestinian refugees were first or second generation illegal immigrant workers.


Arab Immigration into the Coastal Plains of Israel (the Sharon) During the British Mandate


According to the Arabic- Palestinian propaganda, the Palestinians are the indigenous people of the country called Judea in the past, then Palestina under the British Mandte.
This article and others in the future will prove this propaganda is an attempt to rewrite history in order to eliminate the Jewish state.


Ma’ayan Hess-Ashkenazi researched the Arabic immigration to the Sharon, and this is what he found:


The Sharon area lies between the Tanninim Creek in the north and the Yarkon stream in the south, and between the foot of the mountains of Samaria in the east and the Mediterranean Sea in the west. According to data published by the Mandate Government, the Arabic population in the Sharon increased more than three-fold during its time. At the beginning of the Mandate period there were about 10,000 Arabs (mostly Muslim) in the Sharon, and in 1944 there were more than 30,000. By the time the Mandate was ended, in 1947, more Arabs had moved to the Sharon.


Demographic sources for the British Mandate period in Israel include the 1922 and 1931 censuses and data on the rural population from 1945. In addition to the British sources researchers can access sources of the Jewish settlement during the Mandate period, including the Haganah archive, the Jewish press, and studies conducted during the period, as well as personal interviews with people from that era.


The total data published by the Mandate government show that the number of Arabs grew from 752,048 in 1914 to 1,294,000 in 1944. The Arabic population nearly doubled in 30 years.


Data on natural increase published by the Mandate government show a significant natural increase in the Arabic population. Among the Muslims, the natural increase rose from 10 children per 1000 population to 29.1 children per 1000 population. Among the Christians, the natural increase reached 30.1 children per 1000 population by the end of the British Mandate. The main reason for this increase was the decrease in mortality rate from 25-30 per 1000 to 20 per 1000.


Scholars are divided over the contribution of Arabic immigration into Israel to the increase in population during the Mandate period. According to data published by the Mandate government, the natural increase in Muslim population contributed 88% of the total increase, whereas immigration contributed 12%; and among the Christians, natural increase contributed 72% of the total population increase, whereas immigration contributed 28%.


An investigation of the statistical data of the Mandate government shows differences in the rates of increase of Arabic population between areas that enjoyed economic and demographic development, such as the Coastal Plains and the Sharon, and areas that did not enjoy such development, such as the district of Jennin. In Jennin, the average natural increase stood at 70%, while in the Coastal area and the Sharon it was several hundreds of percent.


The Mandate government data show that at the beginning of the period, there were about 10,000 Arabs living in the Sharon area, some nomads or semi-nomads, and most in permanent settlements. At the end of the Mandate period there were about 30,000 Arabs in the Sharon area, with some 20,000 living in permanent settlements and about 10,000 nomads.


A careful examination of the population growth in the Sharon concludes that there was a difference between the Mandate government’s rates of population increases for the whole country and those for the Sharon area. In the Sharon, immigration contributed significantly to the population increase. This study examined 35 Arabic villages and suburbs in cities of mixed population. In 1922, 9,892 Arabs were living in the villages and the suburbs, in 1931 their number grew to 14,261, and in 1944 to 25,930. Further growth between 1945 and 1948 must be added. According to these data, the population increase in these villages and suburbs between 1922 and 1931 ranged from 37% to 510%, while from 1931 to 1944, the population increase in these villages and suburbs ranged from 28% to 138%. It should be noted that there were more settlements where the population increased by 100% or more than by a lower percentage.


For example, in Abou Kashakh the population numbered 200 in 1922, and 1,007 in 1931, an increase by 400% .In 1931 it numbered 1,007 and in 1944 it was 2,400, an increase of 138%.. In the Faliq area, on the other hand, there were no Arabs until 1944, when 1,030 of them settled in the place. In Sheikh Mounis there were 664 residents in 1922, growing to 1,154 in 1931 and 1,930 in 1944, an increase of 67% in 13 years and 190% in 22 years.


The Causes for Immigration


Draining of the Sharon Swamps
The Jewish National Fund, together with the Mandate Health Department, began draining the Sharon swamps in the early 1920’s. The drainage checked the spread of malaria and decreased the mortality rate among the Arabs in the area. The drainage project required hundreds of workers, and Arabs work immigrants from the Arabic world who were employed in the works subsequently settled in the area.


The Development of the Citrus Industry


Planting and tending the orchards and the fruit created employment and attracted Arabs from the Arabic world to the area. The planted areas grew from 70,000 dounams (17,500 acres) in 1931 to 128,000 dounams (32,000 acres) in 1946.


Construction Works


The establishment of the Jewish towns of Binyamina, Kfar Sabba, Ra’anana, Herzeliya, Ramat Hasharon, Giv’at Shaul, and others, brought about a construction boom which created employment for hundreds of workers, attracting workers from the Arabic world. Coarse sand was one of the materials used in construction, attracting camel owning Bedouins to work in its transportation.


New Water Sources


The fourth factor which encouraged Arab immigration into the Sharon was the water drilling projects which improved the water supply and increased the area’s agricultural output and its population sustainment and absorption rate.


The Composition of the Arabic Workforce in the Sharon


Farmers


The workforce in the Sharon was comprised of Arabic farmers whose economic situation in the years 1926 – 1932 suffered from cattle diseases, low rainfall, low prices for agricultural produce, and locust attacks. The work places created by the Jewish National Fund, the Mandate government, the Citrus industry, and the construction boom saved them from certain hunger.


Bedouins
Documents of the Hagana Organisation indicate that members of Bedouin tribes from the Negev, the Sinai, and Trans-Jordan were employed in these works and ended up settling in the Sharon.


Horanni’s


Towards the end of the 1920’s, Arab workers from the Horan region in the south of Syria began arriving in the country, including the Sharon. According to the Syrian Governor they numbered between 30,000 and 35,000. The Hebrew newspaper “Davar” reported on 2 July 1934 that 25,000 Horanni’s “made Aliya [immigrated] into the country.”


Ten years after the Mandate was established, the Arabic population in the Sharon had grown by 50%. It is impossible to reasonably explain such increase by natural causes alone. The huge increase in Arabic population was even more remarkable in villages close to Jewish settlements, whose number grew from 25 to 77 during the Mandate period. In Bir Addas, for example, which is situated close to the Jewish town of Magdi-el, the population increased by 216%, with 40% of the village’s men working in neighbouring settlements.


In contrast, Bedouins and Arabic farmers from the mountainous region, which was hit by natural disasters, preferred to move to cities such as Jaffa and Haifa, where the living standards were higher.


During the Arabic Revolt, in 1936—1939, Arabic fighters from neighbouring Arabic countries arrived in Samaria, where they ended up settling following the suppression of the revolt by the Mandate government.


World War II hit the citrus industry hard when it brought an end to the exporting of citrus to Europe, but the British Army provided employment to the Arabs in the construction and maintenance of the bases it established in the Sharon. The British Army required food, and its demand for agricultural produce rescued the Arabic agriculture in the Sharon. The need for manpower in the British bases and camps attracted more Arab workers from the Arabic countries. The British brought with them in the 1940’s Arabic workers from Egypt who settled near Kfar Tzur south of Netanya, establishing a settlement that numbered hundreds of inhabitants. Bedouins, Egyptians, and Horanni’s, who worked in the British camps and in the industries that were established in Netanya after the war, settled in Um Haled near Netanya. In addition, during the war, villagers moved from the mountains and established settlements in the Sharon. Some were descended from Egyptians who were settled in the country by Mouhammad ‘Ali during his rule of the area (1832—1840). Data on the rural regions published by the Mandate Government in 1944/5 listed Bedouin tribes that settled in the Sharon, such as ‘Arab-a-nussirat, ‘Arab-al-marmara, and more.


The spread of Tel Aviv in the direction of Sheikh Mounis during the 1930’s and 1940’s, increased Arabic immigration to the village. Its population grew from 664 in 1922 to 1,930 in 1944. Many of these new residents were Bedouins who arrived from neighbouring countries and found employment in construction, sand transportation, and industry. Many of the village residents supplied agricultural produce to the markets in Tel Aviv.


In Short,


Jewish settlement in the Sharon during the British Mandate period and development works by the government brought about the elimination of malaria and the provision of medical services which improved the health conditions in the Arabic villages, reduced the infant and adult mortality rates, and increased the longevity rate. New and varied industries created an abundance of work places, attracting Arabs and Bedouins to the Sharon, many of them from Egypt. During World War II, the British Army further created employment and increased demand for agricultural produce. The increase in sources for livelihood brought about an increase in the Arabic population in the Sharon, from 10,000 to 30,000 in less than 30 years.


The Immigration of Egyptian Workers into the Land of Israel during the British Mandate Period


Prof. Moshe Braver of the Geography Faculty in the University of Tel Aviv, who is a world-renowned geographer, based his study, titled “Immigration as a factor in the Growth of the Arab village in Israel” (Economic Review, 1975) on a Mandate Government survey of Arabic villages which he participated in and which included interviews with village Mukhtars (leaders) conducted during the Mandate period. Because most of the Arabic villages along the coast were destroyed during the War of Independence, a second survey was conducted between 1968—1978 in villages that were not destroyed during the war. The study looked at the immigration of workers and poor farmers from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Trans-Jordan into Mandate-ruled Israel.


One of the topics of his research was the immigration of Egyptian workers during the Mandate period and their settlement mainly in the coastal plains. Although immigrants from other countries also settled along the coastal plains, this article focuses on those from Egypt.


According to Braver’s study, an immigration wave from Egypt into Israel accompanied the British army as it conquered the land from the Turks in 1917-1918, and continued until the mid-1940’s (i.e., the end of World War II). Egyptian workers who were employed to service the British army in Egypt followed it into Israel. Egyptian immigration was also greatly influenced by the growth in the Jewish citrus agro-industry which expanded 10-fold in the 1920’s and 1930’s and required many workers. The British military camps which were set up in the area, the Jewish construction works, and public works initiated by the Mandate Government and the Jewish Agency required workers as well. Egyptian workers made good of the extensive employment opportunities these offered and settled in the Land of Israel on the coastal plains.


Village population growth in the southern and central coastal plains cannot be explained by natural growth alone, when considering infant mortality rates, life expectancy, and the level of health care services available in the Arabic villages. Egyptian immigrants were significant contributors to this growth. Prof. Braver concluded that at least one-third of these villages’ population increase was due to immigrants from Egypt.


Between the years 1922—1944, the population of Bet Dajan grew by 127%, that of Yazour grew by 214%, Salame’s population grew by 476%, Yabne’s population grew by 203%, the population of Kubeiba (near Rehovot) grew by 211%, in Fajjah the increase reached 630%, while Sawalme holds the record population growth: 1040%. Similar figures were recorded for the rest of the Arabic villages in the southern and central coastal plains.


The Mandate Government conducted a survey in several villages in 1941 which Prof. Braver participated in. The researchers interviewed the villages’ Mukhtars (leaders) who confirmed that villagers who did not own land in the village were Egyptian immigrants who settled in their villages. Yabne’s former Mukhtar, who fled to Gaza in 1948, testified in an interview held in Gaza that “in his village there were many Egyptians who settled in Yabne in the time of the British”.


The Egyptian workers, who, as mentioned, were land-less, used to live in their own separate housing blocks, and effectively established immigrants’ neighborhoods in those villages.


Prof. Braver refuted the claim that population growth in villages along the coastal plains was the result of natural increase, by comparing it with data on the natural population increase in villages in the Jennin district, which was completely Arabic (Western Bank today). Between the years 1922—1944, population growth there ranged from 50% to 80%, population movements were few and the number of leavers was similar to the number of arriving immigrants. This led to the conclusion that in the Jennin district, population growth was the result of natural increase at an average rate of 70% rather than 119% – 1040% (the rate along the coastal plains). The results were further compared to the population growth data in the areas of Nablus and Ramallah (Western Bank today) and the data for natural increase in Syria and Lebanon.


The study examined also the possibility that the villages in the coastal plains grew as a result of internal immigration of Arabs who left their villages in the Galilee and Samaria for the better employment prospects available in the coastal plains, and settled there. It was found that people from Samaria left to go abroad, or to the cities of Jerusalem, Haifa, and Jaffa, but only few moved to the coastal plain villages.


Earlier immigration from Egypt into the Land of Israel was researched by Prof. Moshe Sharon, who specialized in Bedouin history in Israel, and Youssuf Suwa’ed, who researched the rule of Bedouin Sheiks. According to their studies, the Naddi Tribe immigrated to the area of Gaza from Egypt in 1814, and this immigration contributed to the population composition of the Arabic villages and towns in the southern coastal plains during the Ottoman period. Akkal and his tribesmen served the Ottoman government and fought it alternately, taking over the Galilee for a certain period. From 1832 to 1840 the Land of Israel was ruled by Muhammad Ali, ruler of Egypt, and his son Ibrahim Pasha. During those years there was immigration from Egypt into various areas of Israel, including the coastal plains and the cities of Gaza and Jaffa.


In conclusion, based on these findings it is reasonable to say that the Arabic population along the coastal plains of Israel is mostly of Egyptian origin.
http://rslissak.com/content/arab-muslim-waves-immigration-palestine-land-israel-drrivka-shpak-lissak



“Random” recording of Arab immigration into Palestine


BRITISH RUSH FORCE TO CALM PALESTINE; Martial Law to Be Declared at First Sign of Trouble Over Partition Report COMMISSIONER FLIES BACK Grand Mufti Also Returns to Deal With Reported Split in Arab Opposition to Plan URGES ROOSEVELT TO ACT Pro-Palestine Federation Group at Washington Scores Partition
Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
July 06, 1937,
Page 11
Martial law will be declared in Palestine at the first sign of disturbances … a policy of restricted Jewish immigration and unrestricted Arab immigration, … 
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10F1FF83A5817778ADDAF0894DF405B878FF1D3


A New Chapter In Palestine.‎
Sydney Morning Herald – Nov 10, 1938
The partition scheme for Palestine… Another telling point is that, even allowing for greater Jewish than Arab immigration into Palestine (al-though both have been considerable), the total Arab increase of population, because of a much higher birth rate, exceeds that of the Jews.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AKxhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZZUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4903,1763883&dq=arab-immigration+into+palestine&hl=en


Palestinian Jews – LookLex Encyclopaedia 1660: Massacre of a large part of the Jewish population in Safed and Jerusalem.
…Early 19th century: Immigration of Circassian and Bosnian Muslims to the northern parts of Palestine.
1830’s: Egyptian Arab immigration to Palestine.
http://lexicorient.com/e.o/judaism.palestinian.htm


Great Britain and Palestine, 1915-1936
Royal Institute of International Affairs. Information Dept – 1937 – 111 pages –  [p. 64]


Indeed, in 1934 3022 non-Jewish ” travellers ” remained illegally in Palestine as against 2907 Jews, …Of the 3256 non-Jewish travellers who remained illegally in Palestine in 1935, only 1662 were Arabs. As regards the other type of illegal immigrant — those who evade the frontier controls — it is impossible to give statistics. Some of these are certainly Jews, but it may be that the proprtion of Arabs is higher in this category than in the other two.
It is frequently alleged that the Hauran, in Southern Syria, and Transjordan are important sources of Arab immigration.
http://books.google.com/books?id=Bn5tAAAAMAAJ&q=Trans+Jordan+Hauran+Arab+immigration+palestine


Rural Arab Demography and Early Jewish Settlement in Palestine: Distribution and Population Density During the Late Ottoman and Early Mandate Periods – Pages 33, 186
David Grossman – 2010 – 269 pages


An example of compounded disasters is the multi-stage Hauran rebellion. It started in 1879 and lasted into the … The worst incident of this period was the severe famine that afflicted Egypt ( 1783-85). According to Volney, it lost about a sixth of its population. His usually trustworthy and carefully worded report suggests that the demographic decline was mainly due to massive out-migration from the country to Syria (mainly Acre and Sidon) and Palestine (the term referred by him to Gaza District). The disaster lasted over three successive years and was among the principal causes for one of the greatest migration waves of Egyptians into Syria and Palestine …
http://books.google.com/books?id=ArNBaNcahNIC&pg=PA33
Other waves of immigration from various Muslim countries brought many refugees to the area, especially between 1855 and 1885. They were mainly Caucasians ( Circassians), Bosnians and Algerians who were refugees from France or other …
http://books.google.com/books?id=ArNBaNcahNIC&pg=PA186


“The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem revisited”, Benny Morris, Cambridge University Press, 2004 [640 pages] p. 17


PALESTINIAN ARAB SOCIETY

[…]

But it is well to recognise that there was also a parallel process at work during the 19th century, namely the immigration to Palestine of tens of thousands of Maghrebi (North African), Egyptian, Bosnian, Kurdish and Caucasian peasants and beduin tribes, either on their own volition or by Ottoman design. Many of these immigrants established new villages, particularly in the less populated lowlands of the Galilee and in the Coastal Plain. The names of some of the villages bore testimony to these immigrant waves; for example, there were a number of Kafr Misrs (‘Misr’ is Egypt in Arabic) and two ‘ Kirads’ (indicating Kurdish origins).

http://books.google.com/books?id=uM_kFX6edX8C&pg=PA17


“The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam, Bat Ye’or, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1985, p. 105 [Religion – 444 pages]


In 1878, after the annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina by Austria, Bosnian Muslim colonists arrived in Macedonia and on the coastal plain of Palestine.
http://books.google.com/books?id=6bEwc2FStIYC&pg=PA105


“Israel: the first hundred years”: Volume 1, Efraim Karsh, Taylor & Francis, 2000, p. 77 [ISBN 0714680249, 9780714680248, 264 pages]


The periodization from the perspective of the non-Jewish society opened with the early years after the war (1918-21) which saw the rise of Arah nationalism. Palestine was seen as part of ‘Southern Syria’ and its incorporation into a large Arab state was demanded. … COMMUNITIES OF PALESTINE Palestine was populated by a mix of different peoples, divided along religious and/or ethnic lines. … Egyptians settled in parts of the country under Muhammad Ali’s rule (1831-40). Small groups of Muslim Bosnians, Algerians, Lebanese, Circassians and Turkomans also settled in Palestine. Part of this migration resulted from resettlement …
http://books.google.com/books?id=1sacJ9eOyLUC&pg=PA77


“The archaeology of society in the Holy Land,” Thomas E. Levy, Continuum International Publishing Group, 1998, [ISBN 0826469965, 9780826469960, 624 pages], p. 530


… Cultural and Social Change * Population growth ( 250.000 in 1800 to 800000 in 1914) * Immigration and emigration: arrival of … and Muslim Circassians and Bosnians who immigrated to Palestine in the 1860s and 1870s from the Balkans and the …
http://books.google.com/books?id=-etsKv-4V2oC&pg=PA530


“A history of Zionism,” Walter Laqueur, 2003 [639 pages]


p. 212
N.Mandel, ‘Turks, Arabs and Jewish Immigration into Palestine 1882-1914’, in Albert Hourani (ed.) , Middle Eastern Affairs, 4, London, 1965, pp. 84-6
http://books.google.com/books?id=hEt5PWCTMJMC&pg=PA212
p. 227
During the early years of Zionist settlement the Jewish land buyers showed no more concern than the Arab effendis for the fate of the fellaheen who were evicted. Only gradually did it dawn on them that, moral considerations quite apart, they were facing a potentially explosive political issue. Later on, greater care was taken to pay compensation or to find alternative employment for those who lost their lan. But the effects of Jewish settlement on the Arab economy were minimal, as a statistical comparison shows: urbanisation in Palestine did not proceed at a faster rate than in the neighbouring Arab countries; Arab immigration into Palestine exceeded emigration from that country..
http://books.google.com/books?id=hEt5PWCTMJMC&pg=PA227


“History of Palestine: the last two thousand years,” Jacob De Haas, The Macmillan company, 1934, p. 425 [523 pages]



The Muslims of Safed are mostly descended from these Moorish settlers, and from Kurds who came earlier to the city…
http://books.google.com/books?id=cTYcAAAAMAAJ&q=The+Muslims+of+Safed+are+mostly+descended+from+these+Moorish+settlers,+and+from+Kurds+who+came+earlier+to+the+city.

“Justice for my people,” Ernst Frankenstein, Dial Press, 1944 (208 pages) p. 128

1860 fanatic Algerian tribes who had fought against the French and Fled to Damascus, moved from there to Safed. “The Moslems of Safed mostly descended from these Moorish settlers and from Kurds who came earlier to the city.”

http://books.google.com/books?&id=CzYzAAAAMAAJ&dq=algerian


“The Maghreb review: Majallat al-Maghrib”: Volumes 28-29, 2003, pp. 41-56


FROM ALGERIA TO PALESTINE: THE ALGERIAN COMMUNITY IN THE GALILEE FROM THE LATE OTTOMAN PERIOD UNTIL 1948 BY MUSTAFA ABBASI
[…]
From all this we may conclude that the first Algerian settlers to reach Palestine arrived in …
http://books.google.com/books?id=WocuAQAAIAAJ&q=algerian+settlers+in+palestine
http://books.google.com/books?id=WocuAQAAIAAJ&q=algerian+settlers
http://books.google.com/books?id=WocuAQAAIAAJ&q=from+algeria+to+palestine


The Israeli Palestinians: an Arab minority in the Jewish state,
Alexander Bligh, Psychology Press, 2003, p. 131 [324 pages, ISBN 0714683450, 9780714683454]


Arab Immigration: From Fallahin to Workers

The economic depression of the fallahin, especially in northern Palestine, started prior to the establishment of Mandatory rule. From the 1870s, following the expansion of ties between the Palestinian and the global economy, the penetration of urban merchants into the village economy gathered impetus. The merchants, as the owners of capital, swiftly assumed the role of finaciers for the growing needs of the fallahin… the fallahin’s economic conditions and living standards markedly declined, and the cycle of poverty in which they were caught deepened still further

http://books.google.com/books?id=SsPpi_XFffUC&pg=PA131




More about Bosnian Muslims, ‘Arabized’ and now part of this so called nation of: “Palestinian-Arabs”


“The Continuum political encyclopedia of the Middle East”, Avraham Sela , Continuum, 2002, (944 pages) p. 724


RED CRESCENT As the symbol of the cross was unacceptable to Muslim countries, they chose the Red Crescent to designate their humanitarian and welfare-in-war societies parallel to the Red Cross. First to do so was Ottoman turkey, in 1876. (iran chose the Red Lion and Sun.) The arab countries followed suit in the 1920s when they became independent or semi-independent… The Ottoman Empire allowed and encouraged Muslim refugees from the Balkans (bushnaq, ie Bosnians) and the Caucasus (Circassians, Chechens) to settle in its realm.
http://books.google.com/books?id=YJwsAQAAIAAJ&q=bushnaq
 
Bosnia—Motherland Of “Palestinians” – Manfred and Anne Lehmann
The current turmoil in former Yugoslavia cannot be understood without knowledge of the region’s long history of Balkan wars, ethnic strife, religious persecution and violence. The curious aspect about all this is the existence of a Moslem pocket in the heart of Europe, and how Bosnia came to be the origin of many of today’s “Palestinians.”


Bosnia, in ancient times, was a Roman province called Illyricum; Christianity was introduced in the Middle Ages. For centuries Bosnia was a football between Hungary, Turkey and Serbia, which fought each other in unending bloody wars. In 1386 Turkey invaded Bosnia. In line with the tenets of Islam, the entire population was forced into conversion. The Pope in Rome preached in favor of war against the Turks, with little immediate effect. But from 1691 on, when Turkey was expelled from Transylvania, Turkey lost one area after another, until in 1878, at the Congress of Berlin, dominated by Otto von Bismarck of Germany, Turkey lost Bosnia to Austria. The result was a stream of Moslem refugees pouring out of Bosnia looking for haven in the Ottoman Empire, because—just as today—the Christian Serbs who had been suppressed brutally by the Moslems were out to take bloody vengeance on the Moslem Bosnians in an effort to settle very old accounts.


This migration of Moslem refugees marked a very important historic milestone in the history of Palestine. The Ottoman rulers adopted a policy of Moslem colonization. In 1878, an Ottoman law granted lands in Palestine to the Moslem refugees from Bosnia. In the Carmel region, in the Galilee, in the Plain of Sharon and in Caesarea, lands were distributed to the Moslem refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The refugees were further attracted by l2-year tax exemptions and exemption from military service.


The same colonization policy as for Bosnian Moslem refugees was also directed toward Moslem refugees from Russia—particularly from Georgia, the Crimea and the Caucasus, called Circassians and Turkmenians—leading to their settling in Abu Gosh, near Jerusalem, and in the Golan Heights. Refugees from Algeria and Egypt were also settled in Jaffa, Gaza, Jericho and the Golan.


Thus, the often-repeated Arab claim that the Palestinians are the descendants of the ancient Canaanites is just a lie. A hundred years ago many of them lived in Europe and other countries outside Palestine. The Jews, however, have had an uninterrupted presence in the Land of Israel during the 3500 years of our history. Clearly, our claim has much more validity and strength. It is not too late for this historic truth to come out and dispel the heavy clouds of vicious propaganda and lies.


The close ties between Palestinian and Bosnian Muslims—also called “Bushnaks,” their Arabic, Turkish name—was shown in World War II: The infamous mufti Hajj Amin el-Husseini, uncle of today’s PLO member Faisal el-Husseini, set up an “Islamic Legion” consisting of Bushnaks to fight for Hitler. They wanted to help their Palestinian cousins by killing as many Jews as possible so that none would be left to emigrate to the land of Israel after the war…
http://www.manfredlehmann.com/sieg176.html


“The Arab Bosnians?: The Middle East and the Security of the Balkans”
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/kokkalis/GSW3/Ibrahim_Al-Marashi.pdf





Fascist Nazi Muslim Yugoslav “volunteers” come to join Arabs’ Jihad against the newly re-forming State of Israel


“1948: a history of the first Arab-Israeli war,” Benny Morris, Yale University Press, 2008, (524 pages), p. 85



Nonetheless, six to eight thousand volunteers reached Palestine, mainly from Iraq, Syria, and Egypt, and served alongside … The Yugoslavs… formerly members of pro-Axis Fascist groups, and Bosnian Muslims; the handful of Germans were former Nazi intelligence, Wehr- macht, and SS officers…

http://books.google.com/books?id=CC7381HrLqcC&pg=RA1-PA85


“The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin Al-Husseini,” Chuck Morse, iUniverse, 2003 (186 pages), p. 92


The following day, May 15, the Arab League, in an attempt to kill Israel in the crib, invaded the infant state on all fronts with the combined force of seven Arab States. Participating in the slaughter of approximately 6000 Jews, a mere three years after the defeat of Nazi Germany, were soldiers from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia , Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, as well as irregulars from across the Arab world.
There were reports that soldiers from the Nazi- Bosnian Muslim SS Hanzar divisions were seen on the front still wearing their distinctive Nazi uniforms. On May 15, 1947, Arab League Secretary General Abd al-Ahlman Azzam Pasha called for a jihad against the ancient Jewish State declaring, “This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades. Al-Husseini concurred with Pasha when he said, “I declare a holy war, my Muslim brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all!”

http://books.google.com/books?id=HGkthBwbNg8C&pg=PA92


“FASCIST MUSLIM GROUP EXPECTED TO LOOT TEL AVIV IN 1948,” by Seth J. Frantzman [San Francisco Sentinal, 10 May, 2008]

On a pleasant Thursday in December 1948, Emilio Traubner, a correspondent for The Palestine Post, found himself near Abu Kabir, not far from Jaffa. Trenches and expended cartridges were strewn about, reminders of the fighting between units of the Irgun and local Arab forces that had taken place there seven months previously. There was a large Arab villa from where Traubner recovered a diary. It turned out to be the daily record of Yusuf Begovic of Pale, a town near Sarajevo in modern-day Bosnia-Herzegovina. In it Begovic had described his activities as a cook for the “Arab Army of Liberation.”

Traubner described who Begovic had been serving: “35 Yugoslav Muslims who had a good reason to expect to be among the first to occupy and loot Tel Aviv, were part of a group of some thousands who came to the Middle East to join the jihad against Israel.”

What were Yugoslav Muslims doing in Jaffa in 1948? How had they managed to get themselves all the way to the Holy Land? What had motivated them? Who had recruited them? What was the Bosnian or Albanian connection to the Palestinians, if there was one?

There was a Bosnian connection: Haj Amin al-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem, had been in Bosnia in the 1940s.
Had he recruited these men? What had become of them?

It turned out that in 2005 a Bosnian had given an interview in Lebanon to a Croatian newspaper and claimed to have fought in the 1948 war. The story began to crystallize.

The Long Shadow of Haj Amin

In October 1937, Haj Amin al-Husseini, mufti of Jerusalem and leader of the Arab Higher Committee, was hiding from the British authorities in the Haram al-Sharif, the holy sanctuary atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. On October 13, disguised as a Beduin, he fled to Lebanon via Jaffa. In Lebanon he received sanctuary from the French mandatory authorities but he fled again with the outbreak of war in 1939. This time he made his way to Baghdad disguised as a woman. In Baghdad in 1940 and 1941 he increased his contacts with Germany, offering to aid the Nazis in return for their help in gaining independence for the Arab states. The Italians helped him enter Turkey, and then he made his way to Rome on October 11. He met with Mussolini and then with Hitler on November 28. After the failure of various schemes to create an Arab military unit he eventually settled for recruiting Muslim volunteers to aid the Nazis from the Balkans, Bosnia and eventually Kosovo.

In speaking to potential recruits, Husseini stressed the connections they had to the Muslim nation fighting the British throughout the world: “The hearts of all Muslims must today go out to our Islamic brothers in Bosnia, who are forced to endure a tragic fate. They are being persecuted by the Serbian and communist bandits, who receive support from England and the Soviet Union… They are being murdered, their possessions are robbed and their villages are burned. England and its allies bear a great accountability before history for mishandling and murdering Europe’s Muslims, just as they have done in the Arabic lands and in India.”

Three divisions of Muslim soldiers were recruited: The Waffen SS 13th Handschar (“Knife”) and the 23rd Kama (“Dagger”) and the 21st Skenderbeg. The Skenderbeg was an Albanian unit of around 4,000 men, and the Kama was composed of Muslims from Bosnia, containing 3,793 men at its peak. The Handschar was the largest unit, around 20,000 Bosnian Muslim volunteers. According to the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, “These Muslim volunteer units, called Handschar, were put in Waffen SS units, fought Yugoslav partisans in Bosnia and carried out police and security duties in Hungary. They participated in the massacre of civilians in Bosnia and volunteered to join in the hunt for Jews in Croatia.” Part of the division also escorted Hungarian Jews from the forced labor in mine in Bor on their way back to Hungary. The division was also employed against Serbs, who as Orthodox Christians were seen by the Bosnian Muslims as enemies.

The Handschar division surrendered to the British army on May 8, 1945. As many as 70,000 Bosnian Muslim POWs and their families were moved by the British army to Taranto in Italy. The creation of Marshal Tito’s Yugoslavia at the end of the war meant that former Bosnian Muslim volunteers in the German SS units could not return home for fear of prosecution or internment. George Lepre, a scholar on the history of the Handschar and author of Himmler’s Bosnian Division: The Waffen-SS Handschar Division 1943-1945 describes their fate: “Those Bosnians who elected to remain in the camps eventually found asylum in countries throughout the Western and Arab worlds. Many of those who settled in the Middle East later fought in Palestine against the new Israeli state.”

But first they had to get to the Middle East.

The formation of the Bosnian unit in 1947

The Bosnian Muslims, usually referred to as “Yugoslavs” in period newspaper accounts as well as in intelligence reports, remained in DP camps in Italy until 1947, when it was reported in The Palestine Post on April 18 that there was a “request from the Syrian government for the transfer of 8,000 Bosnian Moslem refugees at present in Italy. Yugoslav quarters here say that the Arab League has written to all Arab states, urging them to assist these Moslem DPs, and that some financial help has already been received. Yugoslav officials say that they too want these 8,000 Moslems back, as they are the Handschar Division of the German Wehrmacht which surrendered to the British… The Yugoslavs state that they view with the gravest concern the possibility of the transfer of this group to the Middle East.”

By December 1947 a nucleus of former Handschar officers had made their way to Syria and were beginning to reconstitute their unit in Damascus. A report by Israel Baer in the Post noted that “the latest recruits to the Syrian army are members of the Bosnian Waffen SS… It is reported that they are directing a school for commando tactics for the Syrian Army.”

No doubt the fledgling Syrian army which had been born in 1946 was in need of officers and trainers with experience. Emilio Traubner, writing on December 3, 1947, noted that the International Refugee Organization (IRO) was even convinced to fund the travel of Bosnian Muslims from Italy to the Middle East so that they could find homes since they refused to be repatriated to Yugoslavia.

In January 1948 Arab agents were working to recruit Bosnians for the fight in Palestine. On February 2, it was reported that 25 Bosnian Muslims had arrived in Beirut and were moving to Damascus to join 40 other Bosnians already there. A report by Jon Kimche on February 4 further noted that up to 3,500 were being transferred to Syria to fight alongside Fawzi Kaukji’s Arab Liberation Army (ALA) in its invasion of Palestine. On March 14 a party of 67 Albanians, 20 Yugoslavs and 21 Croats led by an Albanian named Derwish Bashaco arrived by boat in Beirut from Italy. They were hosted by the Palestine Arab Bureau and made their way to Damascus to join the ALA. In the first week of April another 200 Bosnians arrived in Beirut.

A lengthy report by Claire Neikind on March 2 described the procedure by which Arab agents were recruiting volunteers among the DPs in Italy. Men between 22 and 32 were sought and in return they would receive free passage to Beirut and their families would receive maintenance. According to Neikind, 300 men had already arrived and 90 Croatian Ustashi were also making there way. Fifty-seven were sent to Amman. Between December 1 and February 20 a total of 106 were sent to Syria. Neikind noted that “as soon as their families are settled, they enter Arab military service.”

If one accepts merely the low totals from newspaper accounts it appears that there were at least 520 Bosnians, 67 Albanians and 111 Croatians in Syria or Beirut, as well as 135 Bosnians on their way to Egypt and 57 Bosnians in Jordan. Thus 890 volunteers from Yugoslavia and Albania were in the Middle East by April 1948, before Israel’s declaration of independence on May 15, 1948.

Upon arrival the volunteers found their way to a camp at Katana, a military base west of Damascus that the Syrian army had provided for use by the Arab Liberation Army being assembled to invade Palestine. Here they met their commander, Fawzi Kaukji for the first time. Kaukji, 58, was a former Ottoman soldier who had fought in the Arab Revolt. Hagana intelligence estimated as many as 4,000 volunteers had joined his army.

In December of 2005, Hassan Haidar Diab, a journalist in Bosnia, was able to locate Kemal Rustomovic, a Bosnian who had served with the Yugoslav volunteers. He claimed to have been a member of the Arab Salvation Army where 150 of his fellow Bosnians served under a Bosnian officer named Fuad Sefkobegovic.

The Role of the Bosnians in the War of Independence

Since the fall of 1947 Arab forces under Abdel Khader Husseini and other locals had harassed Jewish traffic and supplies moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A mixed Bosnian-Arab unit of the ALA had been dispatched to aid in the siege of Jerusalem and this unit found itself embroiled in the battle for Castel between April 3 and 8, 1948. This battle was part of the Hagana’s Operation Nahshon which was intended to relieve the siege of Jerusalem. It is not clear what became of the Bosnians who fought at Castel. Some may have retired to Ramallah, where it was reported on April 16 that Muslim foreigners including Yugoslavs had taken over the best hotels and “molested” the local population.

The next battle that the Bosnian units participated in was at Jaffa between April 25 and May 5. Jaffa had been allotted to the Arab state in the UN partition plan, but it was surrounded by territory allotted to the Jewish state. The battle began when the Irgun launched an attack on the city. According to the Hagana, there were 400 “Yugoslavs” and 200 Iraqis defending Jaffa. On April 28, Michel Issa, the Christian Arab commander of the Ajnadin Battalion, received orders from Kaukji to move from the Jerusalem foothills to relieve the siege of Jaffa. On the same day, Hagana intelligence noted that there were 60 “Yugoslavs” among the defenders of Jaffa. Issa arrived in Jaffa on April 29 ; the commander of Jaffa, Maj. Adil Najmuddin, deserted the city on May 1, leaving Issa and his Yugoslavs. According to Issa’s telegram to Kaukji, “Adil left [the] city by sea with all [the] Iraqis and Yugoslavs.” Prior to their departure the Yugoslavs had been billeted at local homes and their unit even included a cook.

Kemal Rustomovic recalled in his interview that he had first been at Nablus, then Jaffa and finally at Jenin. Between the evacuation of the Yugoslavs by sea from Jaffa and their reunion with the ALA, the State of Israel was born on May 15, 1948. On the same day five Arab armies invaded Israel and the war became much wider.

The ALA became a disorganized and largely spent force by the time it saw fighting again around Nazareth again in July. During the fighting in the North, Kaukji’s army of 2,500 men was reduced to only 800 and it was driven from Nazareth into northern Galilee. Rustomovic was one of these men according to his interview. The Post reported that the ALA still included “Yugoslavs.” On July 18 the Post reported that the British government’s intelligence had acted to “systematically sabotage [the] Palestine partition scheme” and provided as evidence the fact that England was aware of the presence of Bosnian volunteers in Syria.

During the fighting in October the IDF conquered the entire Galilee and parts of Southern Lebanon. A report on November 1, detailing the capture of the Galilee, noted that some “Yugoslavs” had been captured during the fighting that had driven the ALA and the Lebanese army from Palestine and actually found the IDF in Lebanon.

The Bosnians and the 1948 war, strange bedfellows?

It is not known what became of the Bosnians who served with the Arab forces in the 1948 war. Rustomovic, who was born in the village of Kuti in central Bosnia in 1928, joined the Lebanese army in 1950. He served his adopted country for 30 years, married a local woman and had seven daughters and five sons with her. He was granted Lebanese citizenship, unlike the Palestine refugees who fled to Lebanon, and retired from the army in 1980. According to him, none of the Bosnians who had served in the SS ever returned to Yugoslavia. Some ended up in the US, Australia and Canada. It is assumed that some also settled in Syria or elsewhere in the Middle East. Today many would be in their 80s and 90s and it is doubtful that many of them survive.

In the 1990s during the Balkan wars, Arabs would journey to the Balkans to participate in war between Bosnians and Serbs. In a strange twist they would be repaying the debt incurred when 900 or more Bosnian Muslims gave up their homes and past to come to the Middle East to serve the Muslim Arab cause. The involvement of these Bosnians may be seen as an early version of the linkage of Muslim conflicts throughout the world. This has gained increased exposure lately due to the involvement of foreign Muslim volunteers in the Algerian, Lebanese, Kashmiri, Sudanese and Afghani conflicts among others.

The writer is in a doctoral program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his MA thesis was on the Christian Arabs in the 1948 war.
http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=12613




This is why typical “Palestinian” Arab surnames are, according to their [real] countries of origin…


“Jewish affairs”: Volumes 62-63, South African Jewish Board of Deputies, 2007, p. 22


They never had the opportunity to learn that at the time of the First Aliyah (the 1880s) the country was almost empty (and practically a desert to boot). Most of the Arabs who now claim Israel are descendants of those who flooded into the land in our wake, to enjoy the prosperity created by the ‘invaders’. You only need to consider some of the local Arab surnames to see where their origins lie: Masri (Misr-Egypt), Hidjazi, Ajami (Ajam = Iran), Shami (Sham = Damascus), Haurami, etc. etc…

http://books.google.com/books?id=bkguAQAAIAAJ&dq=arab+surnames

http://books.google.com/books?id=bkguAQAAIAAJ&dq=shami


National geographic magazine: Volume 182. National Geographic Society (U.S.) – 1992 – Page vii


…Yet when the Romans first conquered the Jewish kingdom, they found only Jews. The majority of today’s Palestinians are descendants of Arabs who migrated after 1840 mainly from Egypt and Syria. Even the family name of the first Palestinian Prime Minister of Jordan bears this out: Masri means “Egyptian.”

http://books.google.com/books?&id=mgAtAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22Even+the+family+name+of+the+first+Palestinian+Prime+Minister+of+Jordan+bears+this+out%22


AN ANSWER TO THE NEW ANTI-ZIONISTS: THE RIGHTS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO A SOVEREIGN STATE IN THEIR HISTORIC HOMELAND

Dore Gold and Jeff Helmreich
[No. 507 21 Heshvan 5764 / 16 November 2003]

[…]
Geographers had long concluded that it was improbable “that any but a small part of the present Arab population of Palestine is descended from the ancient inhabitants of the land”; indeed, according to their analysis, Palestine was “peopled by the drifting populations of Arabia, and to some extent by the backwash of its harbors.” Additionally, the Ottomans settled Muslim populations as a buffer against Bedouin attacks; Ibrahim Pasha, the Egyptian ruler, brought Egyptian colonists with his army in the 1830s. It is noteworthy that the common Palestinian name al-Masri, used by a clan in Nablus, literally means “the Egyptian.”

http://www.jcpa.org.il/jl/vp507.htm


The Doomed Map

by David Shalom

Published: 05/05/03, 8:21 AM


Recent research from the Hebrew university shows that most of those Arabs who fled in 1948 had actually come from families who had come to pre-state Israel as a result of the Zionist revival. This has been shown by tracking the origin of the surnames of the people who fled. For example, certain surnames indicate the towns in North Africa where these settlers came from. It is instructive to note that Arafat himself is reputedly of Egyptian origin, as is the now-discredited “palestinian academic” Edward Said.


The root of the conflict is Arab rejectionism, rooted in the dictatorial nature of every single Arab regime. Israel has become the scapegoat with which the Arab rulers may deflect the attention of the disgruntled masses from their own oppression, poverty, corruption and primitive way of life. By portraying Israel as the root of all Arab ills, these rulers have continued to spend billions of dollars on weaponry and palaces, while the masses remain hungry and illiterate.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/2242




The Arab leadership encouraged Arab immigration to Palestine even as late as 1947

Middle Eastern studies: Volume 22 – 1986 – Snippet view – Page 339


The Mufti asked the Arab states to adhere to the boycott call. In June 1947, the League’s Political Committee discussed the Mufti’s request and decided to adopt the Arab stand at the UN, and to encourage Arab immigration to Palestine. It was agreed that the Arab position should be made known to the UN Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP). League representatives appeared before UNSCOP in Beirut at its last day of hearings. In an open session,

http://books.google.com/books?&id=rYQ_AQAAIAAJ&dq=%22It+was+agreed+that+the+Arab+position+should+be+made+known+to+the%22&q=%22decided+to+adopt+the+Arab+stand+at+the+UN%2C+and+to+encourage+Arab+immigration+to+Palestine%22


Jewish-arab Partition Lines Reported Set Un Group’s Decision Due Tomorrow
Pittsburgh Press – Aug 31, 1947
[page 9]

…A majority group of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, … The central problem of Jewish and Arab immigration into the Land, by which both sides hope to build up a population majority that will give them dominance, would ultimately be directed by a central federal government for Palestine as a whole after an interim period.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gzwbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Ek0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6643,5105716&dq=arab-immigration+into+palestine&hl=en


A New Policy for Palestine; Single State Suggested, With Ruler an Arab, Prime Minister a Jew – New York Times – Dec 18, 1947
JAMES A. MALCOLM. 
December 18, 1947,
, Section , Page C28,
[…]
Since the reintegration of Transjordania would bring into Palestine between … commission would 3 needed to regulate future Jewish and Arab immigration. … 
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0713FD345E17738DDDA10994DA415B8788F1D3



Misc.

A brief guide to some Palestinian Arab surnames

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Here are some popular Palestinian Arab surnames, and their meaning in English:

al-Masri – the Egyptian
al-Mughrabi – the Moroccan
al-Djazair – the Algerian
al-Yamani – the Yemeni
al-Afghani – the Afghan
al-Turki – the Turk
al-Hindi – the Indian
al-Hourani – the Hauranite (from southern Syria)
al-Kurdi – the Kurd

I have yet to hear of anyone with the surname “al-Filastini.”

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2010/05/brief-guide-to-some-palestinian-arab.html

How odd that such last names as al-Masri (the Egyptian,), al-Djazair (the Algerian), el-Mughrabi (the Moroccan), al-Yamani (the Yemenite) and even al-Afghani are so common among those claiming to be “Palestinians.”

Today’s Palestinians are immigrants from many nations: “Balkans, Greeks, Syrians, Latins, Egyptians, Turks, Armenians, Italians, Persians, Kurds, Germans, Afghans, Circassians, Bosnians, Sudaneese, Samaritans, Algerians, Motawila, Tartars, Hungarians, Scots, Navarese, Bretons, English, Franks, Ruthenians, Bohemians, Bulgarians, Georgians, Syrians, Persian Nestorians, Indians, Copts, Maronites, and many others.”
(DeHass, History, p. 258. John of Wurzburg list from Reinhold Rohricht edition, pp. 41, 69).

There are villages populated wholly by settlers from other portions of the Turkish Empire in the 19th century. There are villages of Bosnians, Circassians, and Egyptians.
-Parkes, James William, History of the Peoples of Palestine, Hammondsworth, Great Britain, 1970, p. 212.

There are very large contingents from the Mediterranean countries, especially Armenia, Greece, and Italy, Turkomen settlers, a fairly large Afghan colony, Motawila, immigrants from Persia, tribes of Kurds, a Bosnian colony, Circassian settlements, a large Algerian element, Sudanese…
-Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1911 ed.

[Ibrahim Pasha, the 1831 Egyptian conquerer of Palestine] “left behind him permanent colonies of Egyptians at Besian, Nablus, Irbid, Acre, and Jaffa. Into Jaffa alone, “at least 2,000 people have been imported.”
-Ernst Frankenstein, Justice For My People, London, Nicholson and Watson, 1943, p. 127.

In 1860, entire Algerian tribes immigrated en masse to Safed. The Muslims of Safed, are “mostly descended from these Moorish settlers and from Kurds that came earlier to the city.”
-De Haas, Jacob, History of Palestine, The Last Two Thousand Years, New York, 1934, p. 425.

“I learn of the arrival of about 6,000 of the Beni Sukhr Arabs at Tiberias who are very seldom seen this side of the Jordan.”
-British Consul James Finn in apers Relating to the Distubances in Syria, no. 2, June 1860, p. 35.

After 1870, “the [Turkish] forward policy included…the planting of Circassian colonies in the country.”

-Smith, CG in Studies on Palestine During the Ottoman Period, Jerusalem, 1975, p. 93.

“The Arabs would have sat in the dark forever had not the Zionist engineers harnessed the Jordan river for electrification. Now they swarm into Palestine in seeking the light.”
– Winston Churchill, 1922 “A Peace to End All Peace”

“This illegal [Arab] immigration was not only going on from the Sinai, but also from Transjordan and Syria, and it is very difficult to make a case out for the misery of the Arabs if at the same time their compatriots from adjoining states could not be kept from going in to share that misery.”

-Palestine Royal Commission Report, London: 1937

“So far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied until their population has increased more than even all world Jewry could lift up the Jewish population.”
-Winston Churchill, 1939.

MV: “Recently the Israeli government forcibly expelled hundreds of children solely because there are not Jewish.”

Liar. They were deported, along with their parents, because their parents had overstayed their visas. Any country in the world does the same thing.

MV: “Israel set up a propaganda hospital in Haiti after the devastating earthquake as part of its “Brand Israel” campaign hoping that a phony show of sympathy will make people forget about Israeli killing and occupation of millions of Palestinians. Only the American media, naturally, went along with the ploy. After the cameras left, Israel entirely fled from Haiti.”

Another lie. After the Israeli field hospital left–a hospital dedicated to emergency treatment rather than long-term convalescence–(after being the wonder of the other delegations for its equipment and expertise in emergency medicine), a large group of Israeli teachers, social workers and aid workers arrived to treat trauma and rebuild schools, they’re still there. A contingent of the Israeli police also spent six months in Haiti at that government’s request, to help preserve law and order. They returned with the highest compliments of the Haitian government.

MV: “The biggest infiltrators are the occupying Zionists who came, conquered and continue to oppress.”

The biggest lie of all. Many Arabs identify their origins by their family names. Here are some of the most common family names among the “Palestinians”:

“Masri” = from Egypt-Hamas member of Parliament, Mushir al-Masri (the word “masri” littelery means “the egyptian” in arabic !).

“Khamis”= Bahrain “Salem Hanna Khamis”
“al-Faruqi”= Mosul, Iraq
“al-Araj” = Morocco, a member of the Saadi Dynasty “Hussein al-Araj”

“al Lubnani” = the Lebanese
“al-Mughrabi” = the Moroccan (Maghreb” – meaning “West” in Arabic, and usually referring to North Africa or specifically to Morocco)

“al-Djazair” = the Algerian

“al-Yamani” = the Yemeni “Issam Al Yamani”

“al-Afghani” = the Afghan

“al-Hindi” = the Indian “Amin al-Hindi”

“Iraqi” = from Iraq.

“halabi” = from Aleppo, Syria

“El Baghdadi” = from Baghdad Iraq.

“Tarabulsi”= Tarabulus-Tripoli, Lebanon.

“Hourani” = Houran Syria.

“al-Husayni” = Saudi Arabia.

“Saudi” = Saudi Arabia.

“Metzarwah”= Egypt.

“Barda—wil” = “Salah Bardawil” HAMAS legislator in Gaza; Egypt, Bardawil Lake area.

“Nashashibi” = Syria.

“Bushnak” = Bosnia

“zoabi”= from Iraq: “Haneen Zoabi”.

“Turki” = Turkey “Daud Turki”

“al-Kurd” = Kurdistan.

“Haddadins” = YEMEN descended from Ghassanid Christian Arabs.

“Arab Abu-Kishk” = Egypt.(Bedouins)

“Arab al shakirat” = Egypt (Bedouins)

“Arab al zabidat” = Egypt (Bedouins)

“Arab al aramsha” = Egypt (Bedouins)

“Abu Sitta” = In Arabic’ Abu means father and sitta means six. Translated it actually means father of six. (The Abu Sitta family primarily received this name because around the year 1700, a well known knight of the large Al-Tarabeen tribe always had six slaves (i.e. fedawyah, bodyguards), 3 on each side, with him. They were with him wherever he went, day or night. Hence the name “ABU SITTA.” = Egypt (Bedouins) “Salman Abu Sitta “.)

Even Yasser Arafat, the most famous “Palestinian” and leader of the P.L.O terrorist organization, was not native to Judea. He called himself a “Palestinian refugee” but spoke Arabic with an Egyptian accent. He was born in 1929 Cairo, Egypt. He served in the Egyptian army, studied in the University of Cairo, and lived in Cairo until 1956! His full name was Mohammed Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini. “Al-Qudwa” tribe origin?

Yasser Arafat also proudly stated in his authorized biography that, “If there is any such thing as a Palestinian people, it is I, Yasser Arafat, who created them.”

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THE MYTH OF THE SO-CALLED “PALESTINIANS”: …


Date: 03-06-94 From: SHLOMOH SHERMAN To: LOUISE HAGAN Subj: Palestinian Mythology Conference: (9) Religion


[…] OK. Let’s talk about displaced people. The Land of Israel (whom the gentiles call Palestine) was a Jewish country since the arrival of Abraham. There was always a Jewish presence there. In the years 70 CE and 135 CE, the Romans forcefully removed large numbers of the Jewish population from the LOI and brought them to Rome as slaves.


Nevertheless, the LOI continued as a Jewish country according to G-d’s promises. During the 4th century, the Roman Empire became Christian, and Rome turned the LOI into a Byzantine country in which non-Jewish were brought in and settled by Rome. During the 5th century, there was an economic depression in the Eastern Empire and some of the Jewish population moved to neighboring countries to earn a living. At the same time, Rome encouraged more and more gentile Christians to take up residence in the country. Still, the majority of the population was Jewish.


During the 7th century, the newly converted Arab Moslems came up out of the Arabian Penninsula and conquered the LOI, driving out the Byzantines. Many of the native population, both Jewish and non-Jewish were forcefully converted to Islam and the country was forcefully ARABIZED. Those Jews still living there had pressure put upon them to become Moslems. Some did become Moslems and lost their Jewish identity. Those individuals of the population that became Moslem were ARABIZED. That is, they took up the Arab language and for all purposes were acculturated to “look like” Arabs.


From the 7th century onwards, LOI was an ARAB-SPEAKING country. That does not mean that the people living there were “real Arabs”. They were not. They were, in fact, descendants of the original Jewish population and of the Greek speaking population that the Byzantines imported to Christianiize the Land.


Towards the end of the first Christian millenium, the Land was under the control of the Turkish Moslems. From the time immediately following the First Crusade, the Land fell into a sad state. The Turks misuded it economically and ecologically. A once fertile Land under Jewish rule now became a forrest-denuded, malarial swamp. Many people, both Jews and non-Jews left. Most of them were gentiles. The population thinned out. Hardly anyone lived there. The Land was administrated by absentee Turkish landlords. It had became a non-productive province and the Turks didnt care one fig about it. They had more lucrative and productive lands to administer. Starting in the 1500s thru the 1900s, Jews from Europe returned in waves to the LOI. They found a small non-Jewish population scattered here and there throughout the Land. These people were of various nationalities. None of them called themsleves “Palestinians”. There was no such entity. The Land was still ARABIZED and the returning Jews were loyal to the Turkish masters. They did everything possible to restore the Land because they loved in a way that no gentile inhabitants had. They cleared much of the swampland and planted trees and made the Land fertile again. The Turks gave them no thanks. The gentile inhabitants had never done anything like that. They had been content to just let the Land go to hell.


As the Land became productive under the hands of the returning Jews, it became more viable and economically productive. The presence of the Jews and their productivity created jobs. Gentile Arabs from the surrounding lands began to pour into LOI to finf work. The Turks encouraged this because they didn’t want the Land to become “too Jewish.” Beginning in the 19th century, the Turks encouraged Moslems from various countries to come to the LOI, promoising them free land if they did. Many Moslems took up the offer, many of them from BOSNIA came and settled there. THESE WERE EUROPEAN MOSLEMS THAT TOOK ON LOCAL ARAB COLORING AND ASSIMILATED INTO THE NON-JEWISH POPULATION, THEREBY BECOMING “ARABS”.


The Turks then began the policy of restricting the Jews to certain areas of the Land, giving the more favored area to Moslems. Much of this area consisted of the present day Judea and Samaria, the so-called “West Bank of Palestine”. After the First World War, when the British conquered the Turks, they took the LOI away from the Turks and made it a British “protectorate”. They continued to call the Land “Palestine” and called EVERY INHABITANT IN IT, BOTH JEW AND GENTILE, “PALESTINIANS”. That name was an English invention just as the “ARAB” inhabitants of the Land had been a TURKISH INVENTION. In those 2 centuries, 19th and 20th, NO ONE WAS DISPLACED EXCEPT JEWS!!!


The British then proceded to do what they have done everywhere they have gone, divide and conquer. They promised both the Jews and the non-Jews that the Land would be given to their communities, but because they were very interested in oil and had a basically anti-Jewish attitude, they favored the “Arabs”. The first thing they did was stop all Jewish immigration into the country while they allowed and encouraged gentile immigration. Nationalism was on the rise. The non-Jewish Arabized population of the LOI wanted a national identity and they were content to take the name and identity imposed upon them by the Turks and the British, namely “Palestinians”. The Jews did not need to take that identity. They had their own G-d given identity.


The leadership of the “Palestinian” nationalist movement needed a rallying focus, so they used the commonality of religion. Islam became the focus of “Palestinianism”. In 1929, a pogrom was organized in Hebron. Every member of the Jewish community there was murdered, man, woman, child. The British knew who the instigators were. They did nothing to apprehand them. In 1936, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem called for another pogrom against the various Jewish communities of the LOI. By that time, the Jews of the LOI had obtained weapons for their own self defense. They fought back. The British moved through all the Jewish areas and confiscated all weapons they found in the hands of Jews. They left the weapons of the Arabs alone.


It was a known fact that the British did not like the Jews because the Jews refused to act like good colonial third world natives. They considered themselves the equals of the British. The British could not stand it. They were used to treating all colonials as second class citizens. The Jews said to them, “We are not natives. We are as good as you.” The British did not like that at all. They could depend on the Arabs to act like good little dark skinned boys. That made them comfortable. AND the surrounding Arab countries had OIL!!! Why irritate them by irritating their co-religionists in the LOI?


In order to placate the Arabs, the British told the Jews that they were NOT going to hand over the “whole land of Palestine” to them, only the “west bank of Palestine.” Do you know how the “Palestinian leadership rewarded the British?” They signed a deal with the Nazi Germans to advance the German cause in the Middle East. War between Germany and Britain was immanent and everyone knew it. The Germans promised the Arabs that if they would ally themselves with Germany, they (the Germans) would solve the “Jewish problem” for the Arabs at the war’s conclusion. The Jews remained loyal to the British government. It didn’t matter one whit. In order to gain back the Arab sympathies on the eve of war, the British assured the Arabs that no further Jewish immigration into the Land would be allowed. Ships carrying Jews from Europe tried to enter “Palestine”. The British refused them entry and forced them to return to a Europe where the gas chambers awaited them.


WW II broke out. The Arab sympathy was with Germany. They prayed for a German victory. Anwar Sadat, later to become President of Egypt, became a German spy and anti-British terrorist. The Grand Mufti was to be put under arrest by the British but he escaped andfled to Germany, spending the duration of the war there. During the war itself, Jews tried to enter “Palestine” to escape from the Nazis. The British turned them away. After the war, the British continued their policy of not letting Jews enter even though many DISPLACED European Jews had no where else to go.


At this time, the UN wanted the British to give up their mandate on “Palestine”. The British further renegged and told the Jews that only part of the “West Bank” would be theirs. They would have to share the area with the non-Jewish residents. The Jews agreed. The Arabs did not. THEY WANTED THE WHOLE LAND FOR THEMSELVES.


The surrounding Arab countries ] told the non-Jewish residents of the Land that when the British left, their armies would come in and drive the Jews into the Sea. The non-Jewish population was encouraged to evacuate the Land in order to open the way for the Arab armies to operate. Many of them did just that, hoping to come back immanently to a land JUDENREIN. The Bitish left in May, 1948. Israel declared itself a state in the truncated area that the British had left them. Five Arab countries attacked Israel. The Jordanian army moved into the area of the “West Bank” that was to become the “Palestinian” state, and instantly annexed it to Jordan. No one protested. Jordan ruled the “Palestinian” state for 19 years. No one protested and said that the “Palestinians” were displaced and had to have their own country.


For 19 years the Jordanians treated their West Bank people like second class citizens. They were denied 3 basic rights. They were not allowed to open factories in the west bank, they were not allowed to build universities on the west bank, no west bank “Arab” was allowed to have a driver’s license. No one protested. The Jordanians denied Jews access to their holy places in Jerusalem. No one protested. The Jordanians took tomb stones from Jewish cemetaries and turned them into lutrines. No one protested.


In May, 1967, Egypt and Syria got together and declared war on Israel, threatening to drive the Jews into the Sea. No one protested. King Hussein of Jordan called upon his “Arabs” in the west bank to get knives and kill every Jew that they found. The Israelis warned the Jordanians that if they entered the war, Israel would take the west bank away fomr them. Jordan entered the war and lost the west bank that it had illegally annexed 19 years earlier. The Israelis found evidence of inhumane treatment of people in the West Bank by the Jordanians. No one protested. Everybody was busy protesting against the Israeli “aggressor” and the “poor displaced Palestinians”.


Some people have all the propaganda luck. The bleeding heart liberal media went anti-Israel to sell more newspapers. The Soviet Union took up the “Palestinian” cause to win the Arabs over to their side in the cold war. From 1967 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Israel acted as the best ally of the United States, handing over the latest in captured Soviet weaponry to America, asking nothing in return. Israel was repaied by the anti-semitic State Dept of the USA by being pressured to give back territory to the “poor Palestinians”. Meanwhile one thing remains to be told. In 1948, when Israel bacame a state, there were Arabs living there. The Israelis granted them full citizenship. No Arab was asked to leave Israel.


That same year, Arab countries, including Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Lybia, and others KICKED OUT THEIR JEWISH CITIZENS AND MADE THEM LEAVE ALL THEIR EARTHLY BELONGINGS BEHIND! No one protested.


You call yourself a Christian and you grieve for the poor displaced Palestinians? You are just one more gentile hoodwinked by the Arab propaganda mill, abetted by the anti-Israel media who want to sell newspapers, and the Oil company whores who think oil is more important than justice. Cry your crocodile tears, sister. Don’t expect any sympathy from me. The fact that you allow your sympathy for the poor mistreated “non-jews” of the Middle East to over-ride your concern for Biblical prophecy tells me a lot about the so-called Christians in this country who claim to be Bible believers. You are Bible believers so long as it is not good for the Jews. And the hell with real justice and G-d’s word.


ADDENDUM June 22, 2003 – Incidently, there never was a national or geographical entity called “Palestine” in the historical sense that we usually ascribe to nations or geography. “Palestine” was the designation given to the Land Of Israel by the Romans when they incorporated it into their Empire as a province. They named it after the Philistines, the traditional enemies of Israel, in order to humiliate their new Jewish subjects. Since the Arabs living in the Land Of Israel insist that they are the descendants of the ancient Caananites, why don’t they refer to themselves as Caananites rather than Philistines? Arab humor: Take my hostage, please!

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Genetic evidence links Jews to their ancient tribe
By Judy Siegel
Jerusalem (November 20, 2001)
http://web.archive.org/web/20011120223246/http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2001/11/20/News/News.38442.html

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America…

Jewish and Middle Eastern non-Jewish populations share a common pool of Y-chromosome biallelic haplotypes
[May 9, 2000]
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=18733

And we also see it from the The Cohen Modal Haplotype (CMH) and the 1997 study published in nature magazine (also one of the leading scientific journals):

“Y Chromosomes of Jewish Priests” (Nature Volume 385, 2 January 1997)

http://class.csueastbay.edu/anthropologymuseum/2006IA/DNA_PDFS/yDNA/Hammer1997.pdf

Some considerations concerning the etymology of the name ‘Palestine’.

Attempts are made to invalidate the Jews’ (Yehudim in Hebrew) claim to the land of Israel by repeatedly referring to the area as “Palestine”.

In addition… considering the etymology of the name ‘Palestine’ will be instructive. The word ‘Palestinian’ comes from a Semitic radical p-l-sh or p-l-s, which, in Hebrew, means: to burrow into; to open through; to penetrate; to invade. The root exists in a number of other extant and extinct Semitic languages. In Aramaic-Syraic it means to break through; to dig. In Akkadian palashu meant to dig through, while pilshu meant ‘hole’. In Ethiopian the pejorative term “Falashas” means ‘invaders’ or ’emigrants’. The term fallasa in Arabic means he cleft; he split. (See: A COMPREHENSIVE ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE FOR READERS OF ENGLISH by Ernest Klein, Carta Jerusalem, Copyright © 1987 by The Beatrice & Arthur Minden Foundation and the University of Haifa).

The Semitic radical p-l-s or p-l-sh is the etymological base of the name of those who were called “Plishtim” (Philistines) in the Hebrew Bible. The area they inhabited, Pleshet, was the coastal strip south of Yaffo (Jaffa). They were probably people of Greek extraction, called the “Sea Peoples” who invaded the area sometime around 1300 – 1100 BCE (See: TOLDOR THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD, compiled and prepared by Abraham Lebanon, Jerusalem 1985 ). The Plishtim are not, at any rate, the ancestors of the modern-day Arabs who refer to themselves as “Palestinians”.

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…because the ‘Palestinians’ by their own admission are a fiction created by that Arab narrative.

The term “Palestina” was invented by the Roman emperor Hadrian. The Romans wanted to rename Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) after the Philistines, the longtime enemy of the Jews. Hadrian believed that by renaming the Jewish homeland after the Jews’ archenemy, he would be able to forever break the bond between the Land of Israel and the Jewish people.

But even the name of the Philistines, from which the term “Palestine” was adopted, is completely alien to the Land of Israel.

The name Philistines in Hebrew is plishtim, which comes from the Hebrew verb polshim (foreign invaders).

Arabs only came to the Land of Israel in large numbers after the Jews returned in the 20th century and started to rebuild the nation, thereby creating economic and employment opportunities for Arab immigrants.

Prior to 1870, when Jews started to return to the Holy Land in large numbers, there were fewer than 100,000 Arabs living in what is today the State of Israel – including Yesha (the Hebrew acronym for Judea, Samaria and the Gaza District).

This small number of nomadic, tribal Arabs who lived in the Holy Land before the modern Jewish return never considered themselves to be a separate people or nation.

The Arabs who lived in the Land of Israel were not “Palestinians” but Arabs – part of a huge Arab people with 22 very large independent nations that control one-ninth of the land mass on the planet Earth…

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Palestinian ARABS have NOTHING to do with the Philistines of the BIBLE:
Palestinian ARABS are simply ARABS. The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, Pathrusim, and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim). Gen 10.6, 10.13-14

The Philistines were a non-Semitic people (neither Arab nor Jew) descended from Ham’s son Mizraim. They invaded Israel from either Crete or Egypt.

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Palestinian nationalism is the biggest scam in history. The Arabs are not native to Palestine. They’re native to Arabia. Why do you think so many ancient Palestinians have names like Al Masri and Al Mugrabhi? Is the arabic language native to Palestine? The ancient Palestinians are people that migrated from Egypt, Syria and elsewhere to find jobs that the Zionists created as they were building up desolate and barren Palestine 1870-1948. And Arabs continue to migrate to Israel to this day!

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By “Bushbadee” Jedi Knight

A little history seems in order here.
First and foremost we should remember that Israel did not invade those territories, the Arabs did.

Second, that Israel has occupied that land for over 3500 years.
Third, the racists are the Arabs who want all the Jews out of the land they claim, while 1.2 million Muslim arabs live at peace in Israel.
But let us come up a few thousand years and look at this past century.

First off, the only “arabs” who owned land in Israel were the [non-Arab Muslims] Turkish Pashas and Egyptian offendi’s.
The arabs that were there were for the most part share croppers.

There is an excellent Historic novel about this and the arabs flight from Israel and it is called “The Haj” by Leon Uris.

Most of the arabs in Israel entered starting in 1922.

Hardly any one lived in Israel prior to that from 1886 to post 1915.
There was a series of 6 locust plauges which just about wiped the country out. Some 40,000 people died of starvation in the 1915 plauge.

If any one would like to see it from an original source, I have a copy of the Dec 1915 issue of National Geographic and will send a copy of the article to any one who requests it of me at my address below.

In about 1885 the first large scale immigration into Israel occured. Yes it was by Arabs, but these arabs were Jews.
Some 3000 Jews left Yemen when the goverment of Yemen declaired that all children of Jewish families were to be taken from them and raised as Muslims. The Yemenite Jews fled, settled in Israel and started the first collective farm there.

Now as more ‘Zionist money poured into Israel to support the Jews through the locust plauges, more arabs also poured in to get the jobs that were now available. Most of them make more in a month than they made as tennant farmers so they abondoned the farms and went to work for the Jews.This did not make the arab land owners very happy.
Most arabs that entered Israel settled near Jewish communities by a factor of 10 to 1.

In 1922 a pipeline was started. This brought a huge influx of arabs into Palistine EY. (That was the proper name as used by the british on their stationary, not Palistine.) Some 300,000 entered legally between 1922 and 1942.
Another 300,000 entered illegally across the desert.
There were not many controls except at the ports keeping the Jews out.
If you look at stamps from Palistine EY at the time, you will lfind that Hebrew is one of the languages on the stamp, proving the land had a large Jewish population and the name Palistine EY = Eretz Yisroel.

So the fact is that most of the so called Palistinians are rather late in entering Israel and are not native to the land.
Now the next big migration into Israel by Arabs occured after the 1948 war. UNRA built refugee camps for the Arabs. They were supplied with housing, food, money, medical care and many other things they did not have before. The only requirement to enter a camp was that you had resided in Israel for 2 prior years.Comparitively, the living the camps was pretty good at the time, so suddenly arabs from all the neighboring countries became Palistinian refugees, There was a large surge of Arabs into the country. Hey what would you expect Free food.

Oh I almost forgot. Palistinians. Prior to about 1968 if you called any of these arabs Palistinians, they would have spit in your face. They called themselves “Southern Syrians” for the most part. At least all that knew called themselves that.
Another note (If you called an Egyptian an arab, you were liable to get punched in the teeth. My lab parner in college was an egyptian. He make it clear to me, arab was a curse word.)

So you see these so called Palistinians are not native to the area. Basically they are squatters trying to take over another country just as they took over Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and many other middle eastern countries…

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Speaking of history, I want to raise another historical prospect that no one seems to talk about.
The Arabs are not native to “Palestine.” They Arabs are native to Arabia, now known as Saudi Arabia.

The only way they got to this current disuputed area is by… guess what? Jihads, when they swept across the middle east, conquering various cities, brutalizng the natives, and forcibly converting many to Islam.

Damascus? Was once a Christian City.
Egypt? The native Egyptians, today called the “Copts” are Christians, and second-class citizens to the Muslim Arab rulers. (But don’t expect any of the Israel critics to get upset about the stratification of Egypt. They never shed any tears for the persecution of the Copts.)

And Jerusalem too, which was controlled by Christians, with some Jews remaining (as there has been a Jewish presence there for millenium) was also conquered, Churches burned and turned to mosques, dhimmi laws enforced.

So tell me… why is the Palestinian Arab more “native” to the region when he got it by conquering and pillaging, then the Jews or the Zionists? He too got there the same way you accuse the Zionist… an accusation which does not even hold water, when you study the prices and money spent when the Zionist bought tracks of land.

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PALESTINIANS
A People Who Are Now but Never Were


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Ezekiel 36: 1-12


In his State of The Union speech, President Bush included Hamas, Hizbullah and the Islamic Jihad as part of the terrorist network, with whom the United States is at war.

From the early 1970s until Rabin and Arafat signed the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord, Arafat was considered a terrorist. His PLO was on the US list of terrorist nations or organizations. Why the change in 1993?

One of Israel’s conditions before even entering a peace process with Arafat was that Arafat renounce terrorism. Arafat made this promise. But he broke it again and again and again. Now in 2002 Arafat’s terrorism is at an all time high.

The US perspective began to change after September 11. With the declaration of war on terrorism, the US has been pressuring Arafat to not only stop terrorism but to dismantle the terrorist organizations among the Palestinians. Since Arafat’s Palestinian Authority was caught smuggling 50 tons of highly sophisticated weapons from the terrorist state of Iran, the Pentagon wants the US to sever all ties with Arafat.

But when the terrorism issue is concluded, the US expects Israel and the Palestinians to return to the peace negotiations. Secretary of State Colin Powell has stated that he expects Israel to give all or most of the West Bank to the Palestinians. Evidently Arab oil not historic-rights is the bottom line of much Middle East policy. Not all of Israel’s actions are correct. We grieve for innocent Jews or Arabs who are killed. But the Lord is angry with the nations who divide Israel’s Land. Joel 3:1,2


Brief History


Jews lived in their Land for 1700 years virtually uninterrupted. Then the Roman destruction of their polity in AD 70 marked God’s temporary rejection and chastening. The Jewish population of over 3 million was decimated by slaughter and expulsion. The Arabs conquered and dominated the Land for over 300 years beginning in AD 640, yet the Jews remained the largest minority.

The noted Arab historian Khaldun (called one of the greatest historians of all time by Arnold Toynbee) observed that as late as A.D. 1400 the Land still was permeated with Jewish culture and customs. Nearly 300 years after Arab rule ended, there was still no evidence of Palestinian roots or established culture.


Thus an Arab historian, who happens to be one of the greatest historians of all time, demolished the claim that there is an uninterrupted Palestinian culture dating back to AD 640.

James Parke’s exhaustive work WHOSE LAND observes, “It is not until the Turkish period, AD 1517-1917, that it [the Land God gave Israel] acquired a substantial Arab population.” How? By Arabs emigrating from Arab nations into the Land, which then became utterly desolate. Thus the claim of a thriving verdant Palestinian culture since AD 700 defies Scripture and history.

During these centuries the total combined population of Moslems, Christians and Jews was less than 200,000. Compared, therefore, with the previous Jewish population of over 3 million, the land did become relatively “desolate of man and beast.” Jeremiah 3:10 Notice, there was a continual nucleus of Jews in the Land.

Why did the Land of Israel become a barren wasteland? The pro-Arab British Palestine Royal Commission in 1937 completely placed the blame on the destructive life style of the Arabs who wandered in and out of the Land.


Who Are The Palestinians?


Ezekiel 36:1-12 predicted that the “heathen (people) round about” the Land of Israel would render it desolate. Who are the “people round about?” Look at a map. Israel is a little island surrounded by a sea of Arab nations. Arab people who immigrated to the Land of Israel desolated the Land, fulfilling Ezekiel 36. The so-called Palestinians are simply Arabs from Syria, Egypt, Iraq and other Arab countries that immigrated to the Land.

How desolate did the land become? In 1738 Thomas Shaw observed a land of “barrenness…. from want of inhabitants.” In 1835 Alphonse de Lamartine wrote, “Outside the city of Jerusalem, we saw no living object, heard no living sound. . .a complete eternal silence reigns in the town, in the highways, in the country . . . The tomb of a whole people.” In 1867 Mark Twain wrote, “Palestine is desolate and unlovely. Over it broods the spell of a curse that has withered its fields and fettered its energies….”


In 1857, the British consul in Palestine, James Finn, reported, “The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is that of a body of population.” What a remarkable confirmation of the Biblical prediction that during Israel’s period of punishment and dispersion, the Lord would cause the Land to become desolate of man and beast (Jeremiah 33:10). By 1857 it was just waiting for “a body of population!” In the Lord’s providence this needed body of population—the Jewish people—began to return after 1878. God’s favor was now returning.

Verses 8-12 reveal the Jewish people would return in mass and their Land would again return to the fertility of old. But from 1878 onward, the influx of “the people round about”—the Arabs—accelerated. Why? The Jews returned to build an infrastructure for a new Jewish State. This created jobs and the Arabs rushed in to take advantage of the new economy.

Both British Prime Minister MacDonald and President Roosevelt confirm this flood of Arab immigration since 1918. In 1946 Bartley C. Crum, a United States Government observer, noted that tens of thousands of Arabs had entered Palestine “because of this better life—and they were still coming.” Some writers have claimed that 75 percent of the Arab population were either immigrants or descendants of immigrants into the Land after 1882.

Arabs in the Holy Land did not adopt the Palestinian identity until the 1960s. They referred to themselves as Southern Syrians. In 1956, Ahmed Shukairy, the first head of the PLO observed to the Security Council, “It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria.” TIME magazine reported. “It was Arafat who made the intellectual leap [1964] to a definition of the Palestinians as a distinct people; he articulated the cause, organized for it, fought for it and brought it to the world’s attention.” (http://www.bible411.com/newsletters/nb200203.htm) But God promised the Land to Israel, not the so-call Palestinians. The Peace Process will end in an Israeli-Arab war in which the Arabs will be decisively defeated and Israel will acquire parts of Jordan and Southern Lebanon. Isaiah 11:14; Zephaniah 2:4-12


The Problem—Arab Elitism


Saudi Arabia is in favor of the war on terrorism but unhappy that the US is waging war against Islamic Afghanistan with its large Arab population. In fact, many wealthy Saudi princes have been financing Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda terrorists. The Arab oil rich nations have warned Bush not to attack Iraq in its war on terrorism. Why? Simply because Iraq is Arab. Never mind Iraq’s long record of terrorism. The prison on the US Guantanamo Base, incarcerates Taliban and al-Qaeda captives. Over 100 are Saudis. Saudi Arabia is demanding the Saudis be turned over to them for trial. Some how it is demeaning to the Arab world for Arabs with Islamic fervor to be judged by non-Arabs. Some might say, infidels. Remember the terror attack on the US military base in Saudi Arabia? Many US personnel were killed. Saudi Arabia restricted the scope of US investigation so that the Arab terrorists have never been apprehended.

Why do Saudi Arabia and the other Arab countries back Arafat and his Palestinians? Even though at times they might cringe at his extreme terrorism, the bottom line is the Palestinians are Arabs—part of the Arab Elite.

There is a sharp disagreement among non-Islamic writers and even Islamic clerics on the meaning of the word Jihad in the Koran. One source of controversy is at what point of events in his personal history did Mohammad write and apply certain Jihad verses. But none can deny that the military expansion of the Arab Empire was premised on Holy Jihad.


Now 10 prominent Islamic clerics of differing theological backgrounds, including the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, have publicly declared that Arafat’s terrorism directed at civilians, including woman and children, is not Holy Jihad.

One of these Islamic clerics, Sheikh Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi, in a video interview proves that the designation “Palestinian people” is a political deception and that Arafat’s application of Holy Jihad to his terrorist killing of civilians is a violation of the Koran.

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Permanent Jewish presence in the Holy Land

[ The True Identity of the So-called Palestinians ]


Whenever the issue concerning the Jewish population in Israel is discussed, the idea that Jews are “returning back” to their Homeland after almost two millennia of exile is taken for granted. It is true that such is the case for the largest number of Jews, but not for all of them. It is not correct to say that the whole Jewish nation has been in exile. The long exile, known as Diaspora, is a documented fact that proves the legitimacy of the Jewish claim to the Land of Israel, and was the consequence of the Jewish Wars of independence from the Roman Empire. If “Palestinians” allegedly are the historic inhabitants of the Holy Land, why did they not fight for independence from Roman occupation as Jews did? How is it possible that not a single Palestinian leader heading for a revolt against the Roman invaders is mentioned in any historic record? Why there is not any Palestinian rebel group mentioned, as for example the Jewish Zealots? Why every historic document mentions the Jews as the native inhabitants, and the Greeks, Romans and others as foreigners dwelling in Judea, but not any Palestinian people, neither as native nor as foreigner? After the last Jewish War in the 2nd century c.e., the Roman emperor Hadrian sacked Jerusalem in 135 c.e. and changed her name into Ælia Capitolina, and the name of Judæa into Palæstina, in order to erase the Jewish identity from the face of the Earth. Most of the Jews were expelled from their own land by the Romans, a fact that determined the beginning of the great Diaspora. Nevertheless, small groups of Jews remained in the province then renamed “Palestine”, and their descendants dwelled in their own country continuously throughout generations until the Zionist pioneers started on the mass return in the XIX century. Therefore, the Jewish claim to the Land of Israel is justified not only by an old Biblical Promise, but also by a permanent presence of Jews as the only autochthonous ethnic community existing in the Holy Land. Along the centuries and under different dominations, the “Palestinian” Jews did never submit to assimilation but conserved their spiritual and cultural identity, as well as their links with other Jewish communities in the Middle East. The continuous flow of Mizrachim (Oriental) and Sephardim (Mediterranean) Jews to the Holy Land contributed to support the existence of the Jewish population in the area. This enduring Jewish presence in the so-called Palestine preceded many centuries the arrival of the first Arab conqueror.

Even though Jerusalem has been off-limits to Jews in different periods (since Romans banned all Jews to enter the City), many of them settled in the immediate proximities and in other towns and villages of the Holy Land. A Jewish community was established at Mount Zion. The Roman and subsequent Byzantine rule were oppressive; Jews were prevented from praying at the Kotel, where the Holy Temple once existed. The Sassanid Persians took control over Jerusalem in 614 c.e. allied with the local Jews, but five years later the City fell again under Byzantine control, although it was an ephemeral rule because in 638 c.e. Jerusalem was captured by the caliph Omar. That was the first time that an Arab leader set foot in the Holy City, inhabited by non-Arab peoples (Jews, Assyrians, Armenians, Greeks and other Christian communities). After centuries of Roman-Byzantine oppression, the Jews welcomed the Arab conquerors with the hope that their conditions would improve. The Arabs found a strong Jewish identity in Jerusalem and the surrounding land; Jews were living in every district of the country and on both sides of the Jordan. Indeed, the “Palestinians” that were historically dwelling in the Holy Land were no other than the Jews! Towns like Ramallah, Yericho and Gaza were almost purely Jewish by that time. The Arabs, not having a name of their own for this region, adopted the Latin name “Palæstina”, that they translated into Arabic as “Falastin”.

The first Arab immigrants that settled in the so-called Palestine – or, according to the modern UN conception, the first “Palestinian refugees” – were actually Jewish Arabs, namely Nabateans that adopted Judaism. Before the rise of Islam, flourishing centres like Khaybar and Yathrib (renamed Madinah) were mainly Jewish Nabatean cities. Whenever there was a famine in the land, people would go to Khaybar; the Jews always had fruit, and their springs yielded a plentiful supply of water. Once the muslim hordes conquered the Arabian peninsula, all that richness was ruined; the muslims perpetrated massacres against the Jews and replaced them with masses of ignorant fellahin submitted to the new religion. The survivors had to escape and took refuge in the Holy Land, mainly in Yericho and Dera’a, on both shores of the Jordan.

The Arab caliphs (Umayyad, Abbasid and Fatimid) controlled the Holy Land until 1071 c.e., when Jerusalem was captured by the Seldjuq Turks, and after that time, it was never again under Arab rule. During all that period, Arabs hardly established any permanent social structure of their own, but rather governed over the native non-Arab Christian and Jewish population. Any honest observer would notice that the Arabs ruled over the Holy Land three centuries less than they did over Spain!

In 1099 c.e., the European Crusaders conquered the so-called Palestine and established a kingdom that was politically independent, but never developed a national identity; it was just a military outpost of Christian Europe. The Crusaders were ruthless and tried by all means to remove any expression of Jewish culture, but all their efforts ended without success. In 1187 c.e., Jews actively participated with Salah-ud-Din Al’Ayyub (Saladin) against the Crusaders in the conquest of Jerusalem. Saladin, who was the greatest muslim conqueror, was not an Arab but a Kurd. The Crusaders took Jerusalem back from 1229 to 1244 c.e., when the City was captured by the Khwarezmians. A period of chaos and Mongol invasions followed until 1291c.e., when the Mameluks completed the conquest of almost the whole Middle East and settled their capital in Cairo, Egypt. The Mameluks were originally Central Asian and Caucasian mercenaries employed by the Arab caliphs; a medley of peoples whose main contingent was composed by Kumans, a Turkic tribe also known as Kipchak, related to the Seldjuqs, Kimaks and other groups. They were characterized by their ambiguous behaviour, as Kuman mercenaries were often contemporarily serving two enemy armies. The Mameluk soldiers did not miss the right moment to seize power for themselves, and even after their rule was overthrown, they were still employed as warriors by the Ottoman sultans and at last by Napoleon Bonaparte.

In 1517 c.e., Jerusalem and the whole Holy Land were conquered by the Ottoman Turks and remained under their rule during four centuries, until 1917 c.e., when the British captured Jerusalem and established the “Mandate of Palestine”. It was the end of the Ottoman Empire, that owned all the present-day Arab countries until then. Indeed, since the fall of the Abbasid caliphate in 945 c.e., no Arab political entity existed in the Middle East for almost a millennium!

By the beginning of the XX century c.e., the population of Judea and Samaria – the improperly called “West Bank” – was less than 100,000 inhabitants, of which the majority were Jews. Gaza had no more than 80,000 “native” inhabitants in 1951, at the end of Israel’s Independence War against the whole Arab world. Gaza was occupied by Arabs: How is it possible that in only 50 years it has increased from 80,000 to more than one million people? Are all those Arabs of Gaza so skilful as to procreate children in a supernatural way? Mass immigration is the ONLY plausible explanation for such a demographic increase. The Arab occupation between 1948 and 1967 was an advantageous opportunity for Arab leaders to promote mass immigration of so-called “Palestinians” (a mishmash of Arab immigrants) into Judea, Samaria and Gaza from every Arab country, mainly Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. In fact, since 1950 until the Six-Day War, under Jordanian rule, more than 250 Arab settlements have been founded in Judea and Samaria. The recent construction of the Arab houses is quite evident by the materials used for building: concrete and cinderblock. The Israeli government admits to have allowed over 240,000 workers to enter Judea and Samaria through the border with Jordan since the Oslo Conference – only to have them stay in those territories as Arab settlers. The actual numbers are probably higher. If hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern migrant workers are flooding into the Judea, Samaria and Gaza, why should Israel be required to provide them jobs? In fact the reverse, by supporting their economy while these people refuse to accept Israeli or Jordanian citizenship, Israel is only attracting more migrant workers. Saudi Arabia in a single year expelled over 1,000,000 stateless migrant workers. Lest anyone think that these are all “Palestinians”, taking account of the definition of “Palestinian” according to the United Nations: all those Arabs that spent TWO YEARS in “Palestine” before 1948, and their descendants – with or without proof or documentation -. This definition was specifically designed to include immigrant Arab settlers (not Jewish settlers!).

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Who are the Palestinians? by DarcyReed
A fact-based explanation on the origins of “Palestine.”

BECOMING PALESTINIAN: A GOOD CAREER MOVE

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US Congress records in 1939 – The [at least] 150,000 Arab immigrants into [almost] ‘vacant’ Palestine

January 6, 2011

The following is a remarkable speech given in 1939 by John William McCormack (1891 – 1980) of Massachusetts, Representative to the House, on a ‘Jewish Homeland’ in Palestine. Protesting harshly the British (White Papers) restriction on Jewish immigration while Arab immigration is allowed to flow. Citing the great approval by 5 presidents and an array of high officials all praising the great achievement done by the Jews in Palestine, uplifting and up-building the land. He notices the Arab immigration of at least 150,000 (equal to that of the Jews’) from neighboring countries as well as an overall rise in Arab population, all due to Jews’ work in the “vacant land” of Palestine, that all of a sudden made it all attractive.


Congressional record: proceedings and debates of the … Congress
United States. Congress

Govt. Print. Off., 1939

Biography & Autobiography

Page 3065

The Jewish Homeland and the Palestine Mandate

EXTENSION OF REMARKS Of HON. JOHN W. McCORMACK
OF
MASSACHUSETTS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, July 6, 1939

Mr. McCORMACK. Mr. Speaker, “the association of the Jewish people with Palestine dates back over 4000 years. During all that time Jews have resided almost continuously in Palestine, having established Jewish commonwealths at two different periods.

The second Jewish commonwealth was destroyed by the Romans under Titus in the year AD 70.

[…]

…ward to is that at the end of 5 years all Jewish immigration will be stopped,… When the Balfour declaration was issued, it was not intended to establish another ghetto in Palestine. The Jewish population of Palestine has grown from 55000 in 1918 to its present figure of 450000. The Arab population has risen from 400000 in 1920 to about 950000, an increase of over 50 percent in 17 years. Under Turkish rule the population was almost stationary.

From all this it follows that since the Jewish population will not be allowed to increase by more than 75000, and since there will be no restriction placed upon Arab immigration, the Jewish National Home will soon be swamped by the surrounding non- Jewish population, and Jews will properly feel that they have been led into a trap by promises that they would be able to build up a commonwealth… This new plan to arbitrarily limit immigration will slow up the development of the country. With the increase of population in Palestine there has been a corresponding increase of wealth and new and increased possibilities for more…

The government at that time rejected this report, and time has shown that this rejection was correct, as 150000 Jews and an equal number of Arabs have entered the country since that time, and there are still large stretches of vacant land in the country capable of development and settlement by large population.

The establishment of the Jewish National Home has been endorsed by the 52 nations which approved the mandate. They acted after long and careful study. The American Congress unanimously adopted the Lodge-Fish resolution after an extended hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Five Presidents of the United States have spoken in unmistakenly glowing terms of the accomplishments of Jewish Palestine. American legislatures, including my own State of Massachusetts, have adopted resolutions favoring the reconstitution of the icans from all walks of life have expressed their approval of the work that Jews have done in Palestine toward the upbuilding of the Jewish homeland. All these responsible nations, high government officials, legislative bodies, and distinguished personalities have acted with great deliberation. It is impossible to believe that such a distinguished company can all be wrong. … Today a new democracy is growing up in the Jewish homeland in Palestine, founded upon these same principles.
http://books.google.com/books?id=KEYuAAAAIAAJ&q=rejected+this+report

(The Jewish veteran, Volume 8, Issue 10
Author: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Publisher: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, 1939
pp. 8-16
http://books.google.com/books?id=x7lKAAAAYAAJ&q=150000
http://books.google.com/books?id=x7lKAAAAYAAJ&q=swamped)

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J’Accuse: Racist Arabs & Israeli left of/for “growing racism” in Israel

December 27, 2010

 

J’Accuse: Racist Arabs & Israeli left of/for “growing racism” in Israel

Dec. 2010

 

ARAB RACIST ATTACKS

Let’s not spin this blunt issue, aiming at Israeli Jews specifically to be killed or hurt, in their homes, in cars passing by, in a restaurant , at a bus stop, at kindergartens, is what it is: racial hatred against Jews. I don’t know which racist part of it is difficult to comprehend to cast it as such.

RACIST ARAB LEADERS

Arab Muslim leaders such as the head of the Islamic movement was arrested and charged of racism and inciting violence, to assume that his ‘deadly’ influence doesn’t “live” on among Israeli Arabs is beyond naive.

One of the icons of pushing racism is Arab MK Ahmed Tibi, whose inflammatory mouth has uttered the word “racist” and “apartheid” for almost as many days [in the decade or so] he’s serving as an official in the Jewish-Democratic state.

Of course, everything Israel does is “racist,” this ugly Arab racism’s notion that dates from the infamous anti-Israel campaign in the UN by the Arab lobby in the 1970s to demean Zionism which is about a return of a people to its historic homeland as “racism,” The very racist Arab nations that oppress or at least discriminate against non-Arab minorities (including: Kurds, blacks, Copts, Jews [where they haven’t been ethnically cleansed], Assyrians, Berbers, etc.) had/have the audacity to condemn Israel that gives equal rights and freedom to its 25% Arab citizens, and at times giving preferential treatments to them, in employment, education, etc., those Muslim nations that practice Islamic apartheid in its supremacy status over/against non-Muslims, all have joined to call the very victim of Arab racism [which is the only bond that binds the divider Arab world who discriminates against Arab-Palestinians] as “racist.”

PS
Speaking of hypocrisy, Arab republics and Islamic Republics are also against the notion of a ‘Jewish’ state, even though Israel’s official laws are in fact anything but Jewish.

In addition, a fairly new pehenomenon follows this twisted line, a form of bigotry that doesn’t even recognize in Jews’ rights to defend themselves, the message basically is that if you are an Israeli Jew, you simply deserve to die -by default- and if/when you resist, you are a “racist.” An underline message that is common to all those anti-Israel organizations that, though publicly, claim to “care” for the Palestinian-Arabs.

RADICAL LEFT

 

The political motivated left in Israel says, said some outrageous things in order to ‘win’ symbolic [and beyond] politics.

They make sure to use the “racism” slur at each right wing step it takes to deter it from advancing.

Preying on the weakness of the sensitivity to the charge, the Jewish people feel about – probably more than any other nation – the very victim of racism (most recent WW2’s Nazis and the Arab-Islamic leaders like the Mufti of Palestine that joined them) they managed to use it or rather abuse it to advance their lefty ideology on the back of super-guilt ridden Jews, all the while successfully suppressing the real racism going on in the past and in the present, Arab racism that is, from outside or from inside Israel.

Try this, perform a search in Haaretz for ‘Arab racism’ see what comes up, if not the exact opposite, How come?

Why is an Arab on Jews attack described as [if at all] a “disturbance” or a “nationalist” incident and not ‘Anti-Jewish racism’ when selectively aiming at Jews only, yet, if anti-Jewish feelings and acts motivate a Jew to manage in voicing concern, it’s then when the Jewish victim is depict as a “racist?”

The sad thing is, Haaretz writers and the like, never learned that exaggerated use of outrageous terminology does more of a serious damage than one might assume, and long after they might have forgotten about their political motivated hype language at a ‘heated moment,’ its disastrous effect continue to be deep and long in the nation’s psyche, precisely because it uses the concept of intolerance, which Jews are so fiery against.

ANXIETY

Can one really not able to understand a sincere parent in an ’under-constant-threat-country’ Israel who’s genuinely worried about the safety of the family? Is awareness, caring and responsibility all of a sudden now “racism?”

As goes the above factors and “racism pushers” as I like to call them, so does the overall tension.

The conclusive point is that the anxiety that Israeli Jews feel from a hostile intolerant Arab world that has fought to annihilate it and still can’t seem to recognize this “stranger’ in their midst, is only growing, add to that the behavior of Arabs inside Israel and to top it all with the Israeli- “Jewish” anti-Israel leftists‘-extremists such as ‘Haaretz.’

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Arab racism VS Israeli worries

December 12, 2010

Arab racism VS Israeli worries

Arab racism VS Israeli worries

While anti-Israel bigots, Arabs, Muslims have for so long tried to cast Israelis’ legitimate concern over a growing racist Arab threat that seeks its annihilation – in a bad light, the recent phenomenon is that radical leftists inside Israel cast at times these worries and subsequented defensive actions also with such bombastic -unfair- definitions, though their aim is political, the damage is simply horrific, nevertheless.

Now, why don’t we talk about the real racism in the area, outside or even inside Israel, the Arab racism of course, that which since (at least the 1920s) tried to commit genocide on the Jewish population and together with Islamic bigotry, these two fascisms motivated the expulsion of (roughly) 1,000,000 Jews and the anti-Israel campaign.

The latter campaign has never been discontinued.

[Racism by Israeli Arabs include: creating – via intimidation and violence- an “off limits to Jews and “pure” Arab (areas) zone;
Arabs’ targeting of innocent Jews, simply for being Jews; the massive rationalization for support of attackers in the Arab public.]

Arab racism: Anti-Jewish (in general) * Arab racism “Palestinian”/Israeli Arabs * judenrein Palestine – Ethnic cleansing * Israelis [not racist but] worried of racist Arab attacks * Arab apartheid * Racist Arabs’ anti-democratic-Israel hypocrisy * Apartheid [Arab] Palestine

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Arab Racism against Jews – in general [1920’s – today]

Anti-Semitism in the Arab/Muslim World Arab Media Review

http://www.adl.org/main_as_arab.asp

Arab Anti-Semitism And the Arab-Israeli Conflict… For many years anti-Semitism in the Arab world was seen as a marginal issue.

http://www.adl.org/main_Arab_World/ArabAntisemitism_oped.htm

Poll: 90% of ME views Jews unfavorably Feb 9, 2010 … But Pew poll finds only 35% of Israeli Arabs express bad opinion of … a worrying picture of attitudes towards Jews in the Middle East. …

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=168176

The roots of Arab Anti-Semitism – By David Greenberg – Slate Magazine 31 Oct 2001 … Since Sept. 11, many Americans have been surprised by the prevalence and depth of anti-Semitism in the Arab world …

http://www.slate.com/id/2057949/

Racism and Middle East Politics
… As the Imam said, ‘Israel must be wiped off the map.’ — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as quoted by Aljazeera
Anger towards Israel by its Arab neighbors is out of proportion to Israel’s sins. What we are witnessing in the Middle East is anti-Semitism, not politics. It is Jew-hatred, not a dispute over borders or rights or Palestinian statehood. This present conflict is the direct result of
Arab racism and Arab intolerance.
As long as middle-eastern Arabs teach their children to hate Jews, there will be no lasting peace.

We who once held a similar disdain for black people should understand better than most what sort of challenges the Middle East faces. generations have been taught hatred.
Generations have been taught that Jews are not human beings. Generations have been taught that every piece of bad fortune has Jewish conspirators at its heart.
That sort of irrational racism can’t be eliminated by UN resolutions. It can only be reversed by sane and tolerant Arabs who are willing to speak out against their brothers.
And they better speak out soon…
I doubt that peace in the Middle East is possible. I doubt that an entire generation of Arabs will come to repent of their anti-Semitic hatred. Jews make useful whipping boys for the powerful but incompetent Arab leaders who can’t make the trains run on time, or provide decent lives for their citizens.
Until Hezbollah and Iran and Syria agree that Israel has a right to exist, and that Jews have a right to
live in peace, Israel needs the protection of the West against the Hitlerian plans of the powers that surround it. The West, which has learned a few hard lessons about the evils of racism, needs to come to Israel’s defense.
http://www.anotherthink.com/contents/beyond_the_shire/20060726_racism_and_middle_east_politics.html

MEMRI: Antisemitism Documentation Project 2276

http://www.memri.org/antisemitism.html

Arab and Muslim Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism – A Study… There is a problem of Arab anti-Semitism…

http://www.zionism.netfirms.com/ArabAntiZionism.htm

The case for Israel – by Alan M. Dershowitz – 2003 – History – 264 pages (page 101)
Again, the Arab goal was to kill as many civilians as possible, despite the fact that deliberately attacking civilian targets is a war crime…

http://books.google.com/books?id=Dunx_i1P6fMC&pg=PA101

Arab/Muslim Anti-Semitism Cyber encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture that covers everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism…

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/arabantoc.html

‘Arabs are taught hatred of Jews with mothers’ milk.’.. journo Brigitte Gabriel, Lebanese journalist Brigitte Gabriel: “universities teach hatred of Jews”-

Lecture at Columbia University – March 6 2005
Following is Lebanese TV journalist Brigitte Gabriel’s speech before the Columbia University Conference on the Middle East and Academic Integrity in New York City on March 6, 2005 -entitled: “Environments of Hate: Indoctrination in the Arab World and Propaganda Advocacy in Americas University Classrooms”

“I’m honored to bring Columbia a unique perspective concerning the academic freedom issue. I see similarities between the issue and my personal experiences growing up. I was raised in an Arabic society in Lebanon that took impressionable young minds and filled them with propaganda. Minds that were young and didn’t know any better.

I am an eyewitness and a victim of the indoctrination of hate education, racism, intolerance, intimidation and fabricated lies by my government and religious influences.

This indoctrination was for one purpose: To eradicate the newborn state of Israel; to foment hatred and wipe out Jewish presence in an Arab dominated world. For Arabs, the simple existence of Israel was viewed as a catastrophe…al nakbah!
This pan Arab hate indoctrination was a reaction to Jews returning to their homeland after Arabic and Islamic belief for 1400 years that the Yahuds were vanquished and subjugated as Dhimmi.
I believe hate motivated indoctrination fosters irrational thinking and faulty reasoning whether it influenced my education as a child in Lebanon or the ‘advocacy education’ that roils the classrooms here at Columbia university. This is the root cause, for the controversy swirling around several members of the Middle East Asia Languages Arts and Culture (MEALAC) faculty and their alleged intimidation of students and other faculty.

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/21693

The Mufti of Berlin
Arab-Nazi collaboration is a taboo topic in the West.
[September, 2009]

…the Palestinian wartime leader “was one of the worst and fanatical fascists and anti-Semites,” …. He intervened with the Nazis to prevent the escape to Palestine of thousands of European Jews, who were sent instead to the death camps. He also conspired with the Nazis to bring the Holocaust to Palestine. The mufti “invented a new form of Jew-hatred by recasting it in an Islamic mold,” according to German scholar Matthias Küntzel. The mufti’s fusion of European anti-Semtism—particularly the ”’genocidal”’ variety—with Koranic views of Jewish wickedness has become the hallmark of Islamists world-wide, from al Qaeda to Hamas and Hezbollah. During his time in Berlin, the mufti ran the Nazis’ Arab-language propaganda radio program, which incited Muslims in the Mideast to “kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion.” Among the many listeners was also the man later known as Ayatollah Khomeini, who used to tune in to Radio Berlin every evening, according to Amir Taheri’s biography of the Iranian leader. Khomeini’s disciple Mahmoud Ahmadinejad still spews the same venom pioneered by the mufti as do Islamic hate preachers around the world.

Muslim Judeophobia is not—as is commonly claimed—a reaction to the Mideast conflict but one of its main “root causes.” It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel’s creation.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574400532495168894.html

Never-ending Islamic Conspiracies… 20 Jan 2005 … African Muslims regularly accusing “Zionists” of spreading AIDS…They were told that the ‘Jews’ were behind the contamination of the vaccine which might cause Aids or infertility … In Iraq today, conspiracy theories are spreading fast and easy. Many even claim that Al-Zarwaqi is an invention of the American propaganda machine…. Arab countries also regularly host conferences where Holocaust deniers masquerading as historians claim to be able to “prove” there was no massacre of Jews by the Nazis during World War II. Whereas many Muslims worldwide praise Hitler for his services, yet almost in the same breath they deny the Holocaust as “a big illusion of the Jews”.. …Some popular theories gain credence no matter how far-fetched they seem, like conspiracy theories in the Arab world that claim Jews were behind the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia, and the U.S. is behind the SARS virus. Columnists in prominent Arab newspapers, including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, blamed the Madrid Spain bombings on the Jews. Indeed, the deputy editor of the Egyptian government daily Al-Gumhouriyya, wrote a March 18 2004 article accusing the Jews of perpetrating virtually every major terrorist attack throughout the world which westerners blame on Islamic extremists. Some have gone as far as to claim the CIA controls Osama bin Ladene …

http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/VernonRichards50120.htm

Israel, America and Arab Delusions.. In mid-January 1991, as the first bombs began to fall on Iraq, Saddam Husayn and his … An Imperialist Conspiracy . . . ? The notion that Zionism serves as a tool of the … It is an invention of their enemies, especially the British. …

http://www.danielpipes.org/205/israel-america-and-arab-delusions

9/11 Conspiracy Theories Take Root in Arab/Muslim World, 8 Sep 2006 … The outrageous lie about ‘Jewish involvement’ in the 9/11 attacks took off … it was Hezbollah’s television station al-Manar, six days after 9/11, …. Five Years Later, Anti-Semitic 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Live On …

http://www.adl.org/ADL_Opinions/Anti_Semitism_Arab/911_Conspiracies.htm

Muslim Conspiracy Theories, According to certain reports, there are over 200 Zionist troops in Iraq … that while conspiracy theories continue to be rampant in the Middle East, Arab …

http://www.jewishtoronto.net/page.html?ArticleID=69542

Najem Wali: The dictator’s orphans – signandsight, Iraqi-German writer Najem Wali feels that the Arab Writers Union has a problem or two. … collaboration with the “Zionist enemy” is an invention of the Arabic racist lexicon, …

http://www.signandsight.com/features/1160.html

The goal of Arabs is simple: to wipe out the state of Israel from the map and create the twenty-second Arab state. If anyone doubts me, just listen to what Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, told a reporter, Arianna Palazzi in 1970:

“The question of borders doesn’t interest us…From the Arab standpoint, we mustn’t talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean.

Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it…. The PLO is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call ‘Jordan’ is nothing more than Palestine.” Need I say more?

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/667425?highlight

…by M Seiden
pseudo Arabist terminology where, for instance, the pejorative epithet “racist” applies to Jews alone…

http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/18324.pdf

Forum on the Jewish people, Zionism and Israel, Volumes 54-59 By World Zionist Organization. Information Dept, 1985 [Page 84]

…adoration of the “other” as such. It’s inverted scale of values a la Orwell’s 1984, is reflected in the selective use of pseudo Arabist terminology where, for instance, the pejorative epithet “racist” applies to Jews alone. Thus, while the encouragement of Arabe migration from Israel to the neighboring lands is vehemently condemned as worthy of a Hitler, the indiscriminate attack on Jews as Jews is glossed over in silence, if not actually condoned… empathy with the Palestinian Arab plight. In reality it betokens the pseudo-Arabist’s pathetic longing for no less than a racial transmutation.

http://books.google.com/books?id=7LssAQAAIAAJ&q=pseudo+Arabist+terminology

…the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Husseini,
exploited social discontent, nationalism and religion to incite the Arabs of
Palestine against the British and the Jews. His unscrupulous modus operandi and
his reliance on frequent assassinations precluded any serious political
opposition to his fascist rule. As a result of escalating Arab terrorism,
Nazi-Germany decided to support the Mufti and his movement. On July 15, 1937,
the Mufti told the German Consul-General in Jerusalem, W. Dohle, that the
Palestinian Arabs were united in their “sympathy for the new Germany”. But it
was not only the Mufti’s burgeoning relationship with Nazi-Germany that made his
ilk of fascism so dangerous. The Mufti’s views, deeply influenced by the Nazis
fascist ideology and his diplomatic initiatives quickly became the single
unifying political cause celebre of the entire Arab world. Throughout World War
II, Nazi propaganda praised the Arab terrorists as freedom fighters. In turn,
the Mufti and his followers did everything in their power to weaken Great
Britain in Palestine, the Middle East and North Africa.


During the years 1948-1967, pan-Arab ideologies were the rage of the Muslim
world. The Iraqi statesman, “Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz, a leading proponent of
conservative pan-Arabism, likened the position of the Arabs in Islam to that of
the Russians in world communism. The radical strain of pan-Arabism, however,
became far more influential than its conservative counterpart.
http://ff.org/centers/cnsd/opeds/11820070259_radvanyi.html


Both pan-Arabism and pan-Islamic ideologies looked to Hitler’s Germany as a model Haj Amin al-Husseini expressed his admiration for the way the Germans have definitively solved the “Jewish problem”
http://www.science.co.il/arab-israeli-conflict/Articles/Ettinger-2003-08-16.asp

Radical Islamic Jihad and pan-Arabism in its violent form find a common root
in Amin Al Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
http://tellthechildrenthetruth.com/amin_en.html


CMIP – CENTER FOR MONITORING THE IMPACT OF PEACE: REPORTS [the sense of]
Arabism is firmly established in (Arab racist textbooks) Israel is depicted as
an alien entity that Imperialism has planted in the midst of the Arab homeland
in order to crush the Arabs. Hence, it is both illegitimate and artificial.

http://www.edume.org/reports/6/5.htm 


the Mufti …Husseini’s pan-Arabist, pan-Islamist character
http://www.sullivan-county.com/id4/green_nazis.html


THE GRAND MUFTI OF JERUSALEM AND THE NAZIFICATION OF THE ARAB WORLD Mufti
influenced pan-Arabists continue to wage war against non-Islamic nations and
peoples… Amin el-Husseini imported his views on pan-Arabism into Palestine
upon his return …. the Arab League, which is based on the principle of
pan-Arabism. …
http://www.shalomjerusalem.com/mohammedism/mohammedism21.html

When Islamic Radicalism, Fascism and Arab Nationalism Collide: Haj Amin al-Husseini  …Husseini is a perfect manifestation of how jihadists, violent Arab nationalists and fascists collide. It is also another tragic example of an Arab leader …
http://www.faoa.org/journal/HajjHusseini.html

Islamic terrorism linked to Nazi fascists Aug 15, 2006 … They based it in Croatia and called it the Handzar Muslim Division, but it was to become the core of Hitler’s new army of Arab fascists that …
http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/duncan/060815


Satia Al-Husri spawned a whole generation of men who advocated violence. One example is Sami Shawkat who is famous for his 1933 speech “Sina’at al-Mawt” (manufacture of death) in which he rationalizes mass violence and war as the way to achieve Arab aspirations. Tragically, this speech was widely distributed in Arab schools and in Iraq in particular. It is interesting that Shawkat teaches that “force is the soil which sprouts the seeds of truth”. Although not widely known, Shawkat was a main force in the organization of the Futuwwa Youth Organization – a movement modeled directly after the Nazi Hitler Youth Movement. The Futuwwa set the pace for future Arab chauvinist movements, such as the B’aath party of Iraq and today’s followers of Bin Laden. It is interesting to note that Shawkat’s ideas became somewhat too hot to handle, even for the pan-Arabists – Satia Al-Husri later disowned Sami Shawkat.


It is worth noting that Sami Shawkat’s brother, Naji, who by 1941 was a member of the Arab committee in Iraq (which had absorbed the Futuwwa), gave Franz von Papen (a high ranking German official of Nazi Germany in 1941) a letter which actually congratulated Hitler for the brutality that he inflicted upon the Jews.
http://www.venusproject.com/ecs/aFarrokhArab.html


The terror behind Iraq’s Jewish exodus

Julia Magnet Last Updated: 10:39AM BST 28 Apr 2003

“In Baghdad, there are only 30 Jews left. Thirty. You can count them.”

…As he weeps, his wife gestures at the television set in the corner of the sitting-room, where they are constantly flicking between al-Jazeera, Sky and Fox.

“It’s because we are watching this all the time,” she says. “It came back.” Their old life has invaded their clean London sitting-room, and all the memories of persecution in Baghdad are flooding back – “like a dream”.

It wasn’t always a hard life. In the 1920s, Baghdad was 40 per cent Jewish: Jews made up the largest single community in the city and controlled up to 95 per cent of business.

The first finance minister of the country – established after the First World War, when the British drew up new borders – was a Jew, as was the justice minister. And when the British imported King Faisal I to Iraq, in 1921, one of his first visits was to the leaders of the Jewish community.

As late as 1948, after Israel’s war of independence, there were still about 150,000 to 180,000 Jews in Iraq. Now there are between 30 and 40 left in the entire country. In 50 years, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world has all but vanished.

Within the borders of Iraq, of course, is the city of Babylon, where the Jews came after their first exile from Jerusalem in 587bc. Iraq is also the birthplace of Abraham. Islam arrived only when the Arabs invaded in ad641 – more than 1,000 years after the Jews had first settled.
… “In the first half of the 20th century,” he says, “there was a sense in which Baghdad was a Jewish city: we were the educated, the middle classes.”

[…] Sadly, what this couple remember is only an interlude: the persecution of the Jews had started 20 years before. In June 1941, there was the Farhud – or pogrom – during which “the mob wreaked havoc”, recalls Kahtan.

“For two days, they killed Jews in the streets, kidnapped girls, raped them, killed them and mutilated the bodies. They burned property, looted houses – it’s estimated that about 600 Jews were killed in those two days.”

For Jews born later, such as the Edgware couple, the public hangings of Jewish teenagers in 1969 and the omnipresence of the secret police are fresher memories. But their insistence on the “nice life” of the past echoes a pattern set long before.

… In the Thirties, the rise of pan-Arab nationalism coincided with the second King Faisal’s admiration of the Nazis.

By 1936, says Sylvia Kedourie, widow of the eminent Middle Eastern scholar Elie Kedourie, there were “episodes of Jews being killed in the streets that led to a growing sense of insecurity”. Meanwhile, Zionism was on the rise, and though the Iraqi Jews were hardly Zionists, many Arabs began to see them as hostile, intent on conquering Arab territory.

The Nazi agenda crystallised Arab anti-semitism. On April 3, 1941, the rabidly pro-Nazi Rashid Ali, a former prime minister, with a group of similarly inclined politicians and army officers, staged a coup against Faisal II. Rashid Ali’s aim was to root out British influence and ally Iraq with the Nazis.

His new “government” declared war on Britain, and was promptly defeated. On May 31, Rashid Ali fled. But his soldiers and policemen, inflamed by Nazi ideas, started the Farhud – aided by the Arab mob. Although the British Army was stationed outside Baghdad, it waited for two days before stopping the massacre: “They didn’t want to wound Iraqi pride,” says Kahtan.

“I was a very young child at the time, but certain things are imprinted on your mind. On the first day, the mob came to our door to do their business. The house was rented from a Muslim neighbour, of the old generation, and he came down with his rifle, shot in the air, and said: ‘These people are under my protection; anyone who lifts a finger will be dead’ – and he drove them off. […] “When the whole question of the partition of Palestine came up,” says Dr Zubaida, “all the Arab countries sent armies to Palestine, including Iraq. This generated a kind of hysteria, and then Jews who were prominent in public life started being sacked and students in higher education started being expelled.”

Kahtan was 10 in 1948, when the state of Israel was declared. The son of his Muslim neighbour – the one who had saved his family – called him into his house.

“He was 19. He showed me a map and said: ‘Today, seven armies are going to attack Israel, kill all the Jews and throw the survivors into the sea.’ Now, that was the son – you see what a change of mentality had taken place. I’ll leave it to your imagination to think what change of mentality has taken place between 1948 and now.”

It doesn’t take much. In 1949, a court of law falsely accused Safiq Adas, one of Iraq’s most prominent Jewish businessmen, of selling arms to Israel. The charge was ridiculous: Adas sold scrap metal to Italy.

He protested his innocence and refused to pay the bribes that might have saved his life. Although he had some of the best lawyers in Iraq, his defence was not allowed to call witnesses. He was hanged in front of his house as his wife and children watched. His Muslim partner was never charged and continued the business.

This, Elie Kedourie has written, was the moment when the Jews realised the full extent of their vulnerability: they were no longer under the protection of the law and there was now little difference between the mob and Iraqi court justice. Everyone I spoke to mentioned Safiq Adas’s “trial”. […]

His escape on a smuggler’s boat, like all those in the 1960s and 70s, was organised by Israeli agents who mapped out the routes, paid the necessary bribes and met the refugees in Iran. “Israel was paying to save the Jews,” Kahtan said. “I owe my life to the state of Israel.”

After the Six-Day War, the Iraqi government took its revenge on the few thousand Jews left in Baghdad. The woman in Edgware recalls: “They started putting young people – youngsters of 16 years old – on trial, just because they were Jews.

“They would just catch them in the streets – whomever they could find – and take them to prison. Then they would torture them and put them on trial as spies.

“And they hanged them in the main square of Baghdad. People were dancing around the gallows there, dancing and celebrating, distributing sweets. ‘What a big day, what a happy day’, catching the Jews and hanging them.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/1427687/The-terror-behind-Iraqs-Jewish-exodus.html


The silent exodus of Jewish refugees from Muslim lands




Here is the trailer for the superb filmmaker Pierre Rehov‘s Silent Exodus. Silent Exodus was selected at the International Human Rights Film Festival of Paris in 2004 and presented at the UN Geneva Human Rights Annual Convention that same year.


Here is a summary of the film:


In 1948 nearly one million Jews lived in Arab lands. But In barely twenty years, they have become forgotten fugitives, expelled from their native lands, forgotten by history and where the victims themselves have hidden their fate under a cloak of silence.

A people whom legend have always associated with “wandering” many of these Jews from Arab lands had lived there for thousands of years and accepted their fate, through good times and bad times.


But 1948, the beginning of their exodus, also saw the birth of the State of Israel.


And, while the Arab armies were preparing to invade the young refugee-country, the survivors of the Shoah were piling up in rickety boats. Meanwhile a few hundred thousand Arabs from Palestine were getting ready to flee their homes, convinced that they would return as winners and conquerors.


Soon – by a terrible twist of fate they, as well, began to fill up refugee camps and passed on their refugee status to new generations.


The Jews, however, did not receive refugee status.


They had just rediscovered the land of their birthright.


And if they came from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq or from Yemen, if they had lost everything, even their relatives and their cemeteries, they were ready to rebuild their lives in the West and for many – in Israel – and try to forget their past.


Without ever asking for compensation or the right of return, or even wishing that their story be told…



And here also is an illuminating article on the subject by Magdi Cristiano Allam, “The Arabs Without the Jews: Roots of a Tragedy” (translated from Italian by Lyn and Lawrence Julius):


Israel is the keeper of a mutilated Arab identity, the repository for the guilty consciences of the Arab peoples, the living witness to a true history of the Arab countries, continuously denied, falsified and ignored.

Seeing Pierre Rehov’s documentary film ‘The Silent Exodus’ about the expulsion and flight of a million Sephardi Jews helped me gain a better understanding of the tragedy of a community that was integral and fundamental to Arab society. Above all it has revealed to me the very essence of the catastrophe that befell it, a catastrophe which the mythical Arab nation has never once called into question. In a flash of insight I could see that the tragedy of the Jews and the catastrophe of the Arabs are two facets of the same coin. By expelling the Jews who were settled on the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean centuries before they were arabised and islamised, the Arabs have in fact begun the lethal process of mutilating their own identity and despoiling their own history. By losing their Jews the Arabs have lost their roots and have ended up by losing themselves.


As has often happened in history, the Jews were the first victims of hatred and intolerance. All the “others” had their turn soon enough, specifically the Christians and other religious minorities, heretical and secular Muslims and finally, those Muslims who do not fit exactly into the ideological framework of the extreme nationalists and Islamists. There has not been a single instance in this murky period of our history when the Arab states have been ready to condemn the steady exodus of Christians, ethnic-religious minorities, enlightened and ordinary Muslims, while Muslims plain and simple have become the primary victims of Islamic terror.


Underlying the Arab ‘malaise’ is an identity crisis that neither Nasserist nor Ba’athist pan-Arabism, nor the Islamism of the Saudi Wahabis, the Muslim Brotherhood, Khomeini and Bin Laden has been able to solve. It’s a contagious identity crisis, spreading to and taking hold of the Arab and Muslim communities in the West.


I remember that around the mid-1970s the Arab exam in civic education taken in both state and public schools in Egypt defined Arab identity thus: “the Arabs are a nation united by race, blood, history, geography, religion and destiny.” This was a falsification of an historical truth based on ethno-religious pluralism, an ideological deception aimed at erasing all differences and promoting the theory of one race overlapping with a phantom Arab nation in thrall to unchallengeable leaders. It was directly inspired by Nazi and fascist theories of racial purity and supremacy which appealed to the leadership and ideologues of pan-Arabism and Islamism. It is no wonder that in this context Manichean Israel is perceived as a foreign body to be rejected, a cancer produced by American imperialism to divide and subjugate the Arab world.


The historical truth is that the Middle Eastern peoples, in spite of their arabisation and islamisation from the 7th century onward, continued to maintain a specific identity reflecting their indigenous and millenarian ethnic roots – cultural, linguistic, religious and national. The Berbers, for example, who constitute half the population of Morocco and a third of that of Algeria, have nothing or very little in common with the Bedouin tribes at the heart of Saudi or Jordanian society. When in 1979 Egypt was sidelined from the Arab League for signing a peace treaty with Israel President Sadat restored its Pharaonic Egyptian identity which he proudly contrasted with its Arabness. Here was an isolated but significant attempt to recapture an indigenous identity – advertising historical honesty and political liberation while saying ‘enough is enough’ to rampant lies and demagogy. Before the screening of the ‘Silent Exodus’ in the Congress Hall in Milan, a gentleman in his Seventies came up to me and said, in perfect Egyptian dialect: “I am a Jew from Alexandria. I have recently been in Tunisia and Algeria. I have to say that people there are not like us, they don’t have the sense of irony that distinguishes us Egyptians.” I smiled and replied that indeed, the Egyptians have a reputation as jokers. They are capable of laughing at anything, including themselves.


What struck me was the “us” – “us Egyptians”: even if we were both Italian citizens, he a Jew and I a Muslim. It reminded me that just after the 1967 defeat, I discovered by complete accident that the girl I was in love with – we both were 15 – was Jewish. For me she was a girl like any other. But for the police who submitted me to intensive interrogation she was a ‘spy for Israel’ and I was her accomplice.


In fact ‘the Silent Exodus’ testifies that anti-Semitism and the pogroms against the Jews of the Middle East preceded the birth of the state of Israel and the advent of ideological pan-Arabism and pan-Islamism. It infers that hatred and violence against the Jews could originate in an ideological interpretation of the Koran and the life of the prophet Muhammed taken out of context.


It would be a mistake to generalise and not to take into account that for long periods coexistence was possible between the Muslims, Christians and Jews of the Middle East, at a time when in Europe the Catholic Inquisition was repressing the Jews and when the Nazi Holocaust was trying to exterminate them. In the same way, one cannot ignore Israel’s responsibility together with Arab leaders in the emergence of the drama of millions of Palestinian refugees and the unresolved question of a Palestinian state.


The fact remains that of the million Jews who at the end of 1945 were an integral part of the Arab population, only 5,000 remain. These Arab Jews, expelled or who fled at a moment’s notice, have become an integral part of the Israeli population. They continue to represent a human injustice and an historical tragedy. Above all, they are indicative of an Arab civil and identity catastrophe. That is why to recognise the wrongs committed towards the Arab Jews – as the maverick Libyan leader colonel Gaddafi has recently done – by objectively rediscovering their past and millenarian roots, by finding again their tolerant and plural history and by totally and sincerely reconciling themselves with themselves, the Arabs could free themselves from the ideological obscurantism which has relegated them to the most basic level of human development and has changed the region into the most problematic and confict-ridden on earth.

http://www.pierrerehov.com/exodus.htm

Roughly half of Israel’s 5 million Jews are Jewish refugees from Arab countries or their descendants, and they received no humanitarian aid from the United Nations. To this day, the Arab states have refused to pay any compensation to the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were forced to abandon their property before fleeing their homelands. Israel has consequently maintained that any agreement to compensate the Palestinian refugees must also include Arab compensation for Jewish refugees

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/jewref.html

IsraCast: MIDDLE EAST REFUGEES – PALESTINIAN & JEWISH
Friday, March 14, 2008

Irwin Cotler: ‘There In No Moral Or Legal Basis For The Demand That Palestinian Refugees Be Allowed To Return To State Of Israel’
Some One Million Jewish Refugees Were Forced To Flee Arab Countries Compared With An Estimated 550,000 Palestinian Refugees’

‘Arab League Decision To Reject Partition Plan Of 1947 And Declare War On Nascent Jewish State Was Responsible For Both Jewish & Palestinian Refugees’

http://www.isracast.com/article.aspx?id=906

In The House Of Ishmael: A history Of The Jews In Muslim Land, By Martin Gilbert

Independent – Robert Irwin – ‎Dec 2, 2010

The paradox is that violent Arab racism and paranoia helped populate Israel. Gilbert has so much material and such a strong case that it should not have …
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/in-the-house-of-ishmael-a-history-of-the-jews-in-muslim-land-by-martin-gilbert-2149550.html

The Middle East: Abstracts and index: Part 1
Library Information and Research Service – 2000 – Page 541

The Palestinian refugees who were ‘displaced by the fortunes of war after 1948 have no significance: lots of peoples …Finally, the order that all Palestinian flee Israel absolves Jews of any responsibility to those whose lands they now inhabit. By contrast, the Arabs brutalized the Jews who lived in Arab countries, as in the destruction of Iraqi Jewish community that had survived every force for centuries, collapsing only in the face of Arab racism.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=YJ9tAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22arab+racism%22+-anti-arab

A lethal obsession: anti-semitism from antiquity to the global Jihad – Robert S. Wistrich – (Random House, Inc.) 2009 – 1184 pages – (ISBN 1400060974) p. 887
Today, apart from Morocco (fewer than ten thousand Jews) and the Tunisian island of Jerba, the Arab Middle East is almost completely judenrein except, of course, for the State of Israel.
…The mass exodus of Sephardic, mainly Arabic-speaking, Jews was by no means an inevitable by-product of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It was far more of a conscious act of ethnic cleansing by the Arab world than the flight of Palestinians from Israel in 1948. The “Palestine question” acted primarily as a catalyst for accelerating the preexisting long-term trends of decolonization, modernization, and Arab nationalism that engulfed many Christian and long- established Jewish communities in the Arab world. From the beginning of the 1930s the dominant strands of Arab nationalism turned increasingly anti-Zionist and anti- Semitic, leaving little place for Jews or other non-Muslim minorities in the Arab world. As a result, Jews became more and more aware of their acute vulnerability—a condition that was reinforced as Arab nationalist leaders turned to Nazi and fascist models for their inspirations…

http://books.google.com/books?id=Lzs48d3tudsC&pg=PT887

The war of ideas: Jihad against democracy – Page 32 – Walid Phares – Macmillan, 2008, ISBN: 023060255X – 266 pages

In a global comparison, the evolution of Pan-Arabism (Baathism being one of its emanations) has resembled German national socialism and Italian Fascism more than French, British, and Italian liberal nationalisms. For Arab nationalism, like the movements led by Hitler and Mussolini, based itself on cleansing its national territory of ethnic minorities and did not recognize any other nationality within its imaginary Lebensraum.

http://books.google.com/books?id=KQ2g7DJNvogC&pg=PA32

Republic of fear: the politics of modern Iraq – Kanan Makiya – (University of California Press, 1998) Page 48
The two main outbreaks of anti-Semitism in modern Iraqi politics (1941, 1967-70) are both firmly associated with the ascendancy of pan-Arabism; attacks on the Jewish community have not come from the Communist party, Iraqi nationalist currents, or even the traditional confessional leaders.

http://books.google.com/books?id=MBSNs4sIYn0C&pg=PA48

Iraqi Author Dr. Rashid Al-Khayoun: Iraqi Jews Were Driven Out of the Country by Pan-Arab Extremists, Led By Nazi Ally Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini
http://www.memri.org/index.php/?Page=subjects&Area=antisemitism&ID=IA19804
Video
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2312.htm


Recognising the Jewish ‘Nakba’

Acknowledging the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab countries written out of history’could be the key to Middle East peace

Lyn Julius guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 25 June 2008 09.00 BST Article history

This week, before an audience of peers and MPs, an 80-year-old Jewish refugee named Sarah told the story of her traumatic departure in 1956 in the wake of the Suez crisis. Her husband lost his job. Taken ill, she had remained behind in Egypt with her new baby, while he left to look for work in Europe. She departed with nothing ‘ along with 25,000 other Jews expelled by Nasser and forced to sign a document pledging that they would never return. In a final act of spite, the customs officers ransacked her suitcase and even her baby’s carrycot.

Sarah was speaking at a House of Lords briefing as part of the Justice for Jews from Arab Countries congress. JJAC, an international coalition of 77 organisations, is holding its inaugural congress in London, and aims to highlight the neglected rights of (according to indisputable UN figures) 856,000 Jewish refugees like Sarah.

The exodus began 60 years ago when Arab states, hell-bent on crushing the new state of Israel militarily, also turned on their peaceful Jewish communities. Street violence killed over 150 Jews. Within 10 years, more than half the Jews had fled or been expelled, following discriminatory legislation , extortion, arrests, internment and executions. Those who remained became subjugated, political hostages of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Today 99.5% – all but 4,500 – have gone. As the historian Nathan Weinstock has observed, not even the Jews of 1939 Germany had been so thoroughly “ethnically cleansed”.

The displacement of Jews from Arab countries was not just a backlash to the creation of Israel and the Arabs’ humiliating defeat. The “push” factors were already in place. Arab League states drafted a law in November 1947 branding their Jews as enemy aliens. But non-Muslim minorities, historically despised as dhimmis with few rights, were already being oppressed by Nazi-inspired pan-Arabism and Islamism. These factors sparked the conflict with Zionism, and drive it to this day.

The Jewish “Nakba” – Arabic for “catastrophe” ‘ not only emptied cities like Baghdad (a third Jewish); it tore apart the cultural, social and economic fabric in Arab lands. Jews lost homes, synagogues, hospitals, schools, shrines and deeded land five times the size of Israel. Their ancient heritage – predating Islam by 1,000 years ‘ was destroyed.

The Jewish state, which struggled to take in 600,000, many of them stateless, is both a response to Arab antisemitism, and the legitimate political expression of an indigenous Middle Eastern people. Half Israel’s Jewish population is descended from refugees from Arab and Muslim lands.

Arab governments have never admitted committing mass violations of Jewish human and civil rights, much less apologised or offered restitution. Over 120 UN resolutions deal with the 711,000 Palestinian refugees; not one refers to the greater number of Jewish refugees. Although peace initiatives have been worded to refer generically to the “refugee problem”, Jewish and Arab, Israel has been reluctant to politicise the Jewish refugee issue, having successfully integrated them as full citizens: Arab denial has thus conspired with Israeli silence to airbrush Jewish refugees out of the picture, leading to obfuscation, distortion and decontextualisation.

This April, JJAC scored a major success, however, when the US House of Representatives adopted its first resolution (pdf) on Jewish refugees; future resolutions mentioning Palestinian refugees must refer explicitly to Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

The resolution is about recognition, not restitution, although Jewish losses have been quantified at twice Palestinian losses. Such resolutions could lead to a peace settlement by recognising that there were victims on both sides. Thus justice for Jews is not just a moral imperative, but the key to reconciliation.

Moreover, a major hurdle to peace could be removed if the Palestinian “right of return” were counterbalanced by the Jewish right not to return to Arab tyrannies, recognising a de facto population exchange of roughly equal numbers.

The Jewish refugees, who spent up to 12 years in Israeli ma’abarot (transit camps), could also serve as a model for the resettlement (in host Arab countries or an eventual Palestinian state) of Arab refugees languishing in camps.

Meanwhile, awareness of the “Jewish Nakba” is growing: a Libyan Jew who fled in fear of her life has addressed the UN Human Rights Council. Jewish refugees were mentioned at Westminster and discussed on BBC radio. In the US, Canada and at the European parliament, the campaign for justice is steaming ahead.

At Tuesday’s briefing, Sarah will be testifying to the fact that two sets of refugees emerged from the Arab-Israeli conflict. The UK will be urged to look at what role it could usefully play in seeking to resolve issues affecting all Middle East refugees. Fifty-two years ago, Sarah rejoined her husband in England; they rebuilt their lives and put Egypt behind them. This does not mean that she should be denied justice.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/25/middleeast.middleeastthemedia



A Backgrounder of the Nazi Activities in North Africa and the Middle East During the Era of the Holocaust

 

Key issues the reader should note: 1. The Islamic leadership (vis-à-vis the Mufti) did in fact have a significant relationship with the German government during the era of the Holocaust. 2. Pro-Nazi sentiment often resulted in grave consequences against the Jews in Arab countries during the Holocaust. 3. The Germans influenced the Arabs resulting in incitement that led to attacks against Jews in Arab cities during the Holocaust. 4. The Mufti promoted the idea to the Nazis of destroying the Jews before they could escape to Palestine. 5. The Axis powers persecuted Jews in North Africa during the Holocaust… 

 

• Bernard Lewis states: “We know that within weeks of Hitler’s coming to power in 1933, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem got in touch with the German consul general in Jerusalem, Doctor Heinrich Wolff, and offered his services.” 1 There, the Mufti spoke approvingly of the Nazi’s Jewish policies, particularly of the anti-Jewish boycott in Germany.

 

A Pan-Arab Committee established at Baghdad in the Spring of 1933 approached Fritz Grobba, the German Ambassador to Iraq, two years later with proposals for closer ties and cooperation.

 

• Hitler’s Mein Kampf was translated into four different Arabic translations and circulated between 1933-1939 in Beirut, Baghdad, Cairo and Berlin.

 

• In the first few months of WWII, shops in the towns of Syria would frequently show posters with Arabic sayings: “In heaven God is your ruler, on earth Hitler.” In the streets of Aleppo… Damascus a popular verse in a local dialect said: “No more ‘Monsieur’, no more ‘Mister’-God in heaven, on earth Hitler!”
http://www.paulbogdanor.com/holocaust/mideast.pdf

 


Nazi Hatred Dwells in the Arab World
By Shelomo Alfassa   February 23, 2007

 

…Although the Allies killed Nazi troops, destroyed their buildings, burned Nazi books, and even the fact that German Fuehrer killed himself, the Nazi spirit lived on. This spirit of Jew hatred was brought into the Arab world by Amin Al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

 

The relationship between Amin Al-Husseini and the Third Reich was strengthened when the Mufti visited the German Consul General at Jerusalem in 1937. After that, he met with Eichmann when he visited Palestine. This was when the Nazis were examining the possibility of deporting German Jews to Palestine. It has been reported that based on war-crimes testimony and the Eichmann trial transcripts, Eichmann and the Mufti enjoyed a close relationship. The Mufti would soon become the spiritual leader of the Islamic legions that were trained by-and-for the Nazis.

 

The rise of Hitler to power in 1933 marked a turning point in the new mufti?s activities. He sent a cable of congratulations to the Nazi leader and expressed support for the Jewish boycott in Germany. Soon after Hitler’s Mein Kampf was translated into four different Arabic translations and circulated between 1933-1939 in Beirut, Baghdad, Cairo and Berlin. In the first few months of WWII, shops in the towns of Syria would frequently show posters with Arabic sayings: “In heaven God is your ruler, on earth Hitler.” In the streets of Aleppo, Homs and Damascus a popular verse in a local dialect said: “No more ‘Monsieur’, no more ‘Mister’-God in heaven, on earth Hitler!”

 

Anti-Jewish feeling continued to mount in the Middle East during the 1930s, as the Fascist and Nazi regimes and doctrines made increasing sense to many Arab nationalists. King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia sought German arms and contacts and was favorably received. Various delegations of Syrians and Iraqis attended the Nrnberg party congresses, and there were several different Arabic translations of Mein Kampf. Both the German and Italian regimes were active in propaganda in the Arab world, and there was much pro-German sentiment in Egypt.

 

Anti-Semitic elements seized upon the Palestine problem and Arab Revolt of
1936-1939 to portray international Jewry, including the Jews of the Maghrib, in a negative way to the Muslims, many of whom expressed solidarity with the Palestinian Arabs against Zionism and the British Authorities in the Mandate. Nazi propaganda broadcasts from Berlin and Stuttgart, as well as broadcasts from fascist Italy, added fuel to the ongoing anti-Jewish campaigns.

 

As part of the new, tough policy against Arab violence, the British dismissed Al-Husseini from his post as head of the Supreme Moslem Council. Fearing arrest, on October 12, 1937, the grand mufti donned disguise and fled to Lebanon, where the French gave him asylum. During 1937, Damascus was center for anti-Jewish activities. During this same year, a Nazi delegation went to Syria where a symbiosis was developed that would lead to intensified anti-Jewish sentiment, especially among both German and Arab youth.

 

Nazi Germany started transmitting in Arabic for the first time in April 1938. Germany thus became an Italian radio surrogate, providing a new programming dimension by the addition of anti-Jewish and anti-British themes broadcast by several prominent Arab exiles, including Rashid Ali El-Ghailani, an ex-prime minister of Iraq, and the Mufti, Al-Husseini.

 

The Mufti developed a world headquarters in Germany. In an office in Berlin, his activities included: 1. radio propaganda; 2. espionage and fifth column activities in the Middle East; 3. organizing Muslims into military units in Axis-occupied countries and in North Africa and Russia; and 4. establishment of the Arab Legions and the Arab Brigade. These groups were trained by the Nazis and used by them. The Mufti’s radio broadcasts were some of the most violent pro-Axis broadcasts ever produced. He had at least six stations, Berlin, Zeissen, Bari, Rome, Tokyo and Athens. He used these radio broadcasts to tell Muslims across the world to commit acts of sabotage and kill the Jews.

 

Hitler had made it clear that the project of killing Jews was by no means confined to Europe. As he explained to the Mufti, “his hopes of military victory in Africa and the Middle East would bring about the destruction of Jews in the Arab World.” In November of 1941 Hitler informed the Mufti at a meeting in Berlin that he intended to kill every Jew living in the Arab world, including those in Palestine as well as “Syria, Iraq, Iran, the Arabian peninsula, Egypt, and French Northwest Africa.” Hitler asserted that, in the event of a German advance into the Middle East, the German objective would be the “destruction” of “Judaism” in Palestine.

 

During 1941, in Mosul, Iraq, pro-Nazi Arab activists continued to propagandize against Jews. In Baghdad, when the war film For Freedom showed in cinemas, audiences cheered Hitler and booed Churchill. Leaflets circulated: “Rashid Ali, the Leader of all the Arabs, is returning with ropes and gallows to hang a number of criminal Jews, Christian traitors and other enemies of Islam.”

 

October 5, 1943, the Mufti arrived in Frankfort, Germany visiting the Research Institute on the Jewish Problem where he declared that Arabs and Germans were, “Partners and allies in the battle against world Jewry.” The Mufti beamed radio sermons to the Balkans, the countries of North Africa, and the Muslims in India. Arabs in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq and Egypt were called upon for Jihad against the British, these statements included the suggestion Muslims could “save their souls by massacring the Jewish infidels” they came across.

 

In a letter to Himmler, dated September 28, 1944, General Berger of the Waffen S.S. reported: “Today the Mufti came to see me for a long talk. He talked about his work and noted happily that the day is nearing he will head an army to conquer Palestine.” It was during this same year that the Mufti developed an Arab Brigade in 1944 that included Arabs trained in Holland by the Germans.

 

It was said the Mufti even visited Auschwitz and Maldanek. In both of these death camps, he paid close attention to the efficiency of the crematorium, spoke to the leading personnel and was generous in his praise for those who were reported as particularly conscientious in their work. He was on friendly terms with such notorious practitioners of the “Final Solution” as Rudolf Hess, the overlord of Auschwitz; Franz Zeireis of Mauthausen; Dr. Seidl of Theresienstadt; and Kramer, the butcher of Belsen.

 

After VE Day, May 8, 1945, Nazi officials were prepared to allow Jews to be diverted from concentration camps and even let children go to Palestine via “illegal” ships — all in exchange for cash. Yet, Al-Husseini insisted they get dispatched to concentration camps. That same year, liberated Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti as a war criminal for his activities in Bosnia, but with help from the Nazi SS, the Mufti had already escaped Germany with other members of his clan.”

 

While it is easy to reinvent history, it is not easy to overlook original first hand documents, tens of thousands which show the Mufti of Jerusalem in bed with Hitler. As Dr. Bernard Lewis of Princeton University recently said, “The Nazi propaganda impact was immense. We see it in Arabic memoirs of the period….”

 

The fierce anti-Jewish hatred that was exacerbated by the Mufti in the Islamic world, fueled by the German war machine, continues to resonate today throughout the Arab and Persian world. Incitement, instituted decades earlier, remains a root cause of anti-Semitism as well as the reason for hostility toward the State of Israel after its formation. This is the reason why over 900,000 Jewish people, born in Arab counries, were made refugees after 1948. Simply, because while the Nazis were destroyed and the Holocaust ended, the intense hostility instituted during that era lived on — and continues to live on in the Islamic world.
http://web.israelinsider.com/views/10767.htm

 

Dilemmas of Dhimmitude
Lyn Julius
Jewish Quarterly. No. 197. Spring 2005

 

[…]
Newly independent Iraq gave formal undertakings on minority rights when joining the League of Nations in 1932 — and massacred thousands of Assyrian Christians within the year. Xenophobic nationalism, together with anti-British and anti-French feeling, gave rise to political parties and paramilitary youth movements of the Nazi and fascist type. The German envoy to Iraq, Dr Fritz Grobba, set about disseminating Nazi ideology and anti-Jewish propaganda, reinforcing local prejudice. Dozens of Jews were quietly dismissed (although some were reinstated after the community protested). Laws were gradually brought in to deprive Jews of jobs, then education and, eventually, property, residence and free movement. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, colluded with the ex-Prime Minister, Rashid Ali, to engineer a pro-Nazi coup, eventually culminating in the farhoud massacre of 1941. For two days and one night of looting, rape and murder, the mob rampaged through Jewish districts of Baghdad. One hundred and seventy Jews were killed.

 

Naturally, the Palestine question was also to have serious repercussions on the Jewish population. Menahem Salih Daniel, a Baghdad Jewish leader, expressed his misgivings as early as 1922 in a letter to the Secretary of the Zionist Organisation in London (quoted by Nessim Rejwan), even though there had as yet been no active resistance to Zionism:

 

It is… the feeling of every Arab that it is a violation of his legitimate rights, which it is his duty to denounce and fight to the best of his ability. Iraq always having been an active centre of Arab culture and activity, the public mind is always stirred up as regards Palestine.

 

One Jewess, growing up in the 1930s, recalls how the mob would rampage every anniversary of the Balfour declaration carrying clubs dipped in tar. It fell to a kindly neighbour to shelter her until the mob had passed.

 

In the 1941 farhoud too, when the forces of law and order failed to come to the Jews’ rescue, the last line of defence was again the kindly neighbour. As Nessim Rejwan writes,

 

Throughout the disturbances, with a few exceptions, Jewish homes in mixed neighbourhoods were defended and hundreds of Jews were saved by the willingness of their Muslim neighbours to protect them, in some cases at the cost of their own lives.

 

The broader picture

 

For the Jews, the 1930s and 1940s were a time of turmoil across the Arab world. Seven years before the farhoud, Jews had been killed in the pogrom of Constantine, Algeria. In Libya, 136 Jews, 36 of them children, were slaughtered in 1945. That same year, bloody riots erupted in Egypt and Aden, as in Syria in 1947.

 

All these events, targeting civilian communities, predated the creation of Israel. They demonstrated the vulnerability and insecurity to which Jews were exposed up to 50 years ago. Things might have turned out differently — Crown Prince Faisal, later the British-appointed King of Iraq, had signed a pact in 1919 with Chaim Weizmann viewing with sympathy the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine. Instead, Arab ruling elites made Zionism a crime from 1948 onwards, passed discriminatory legislation and whipped up popular feeling against the Jews to distract attention from their illegitimacy, their internal problems and obligations.
[…]

 

The situation today

 

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the concept of Ottoman pluralism (whatever its limitations) could not be more remote. The Arab world is almost monolithically Muslim and judenrein. Pan-Arab nationalism is a spent force but pan-Islamism is asserting its grip. Those Copts, Assyrians and other groups who have not fled continue to be persecuted and marginalized.

 

The mass media of the Muslim world pump out a new antisemitism, inspired by Saudi Wahabism, fed by Koranic accounts of Jewish treachery and drawing on every antisemitic motif and conspiracy theory in the book. This antisemitism is a product of the Israel-Arab dispute, but a fight between two nationalisms over the same piece of land has changed, with the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, into an intractable religious conflict. Israel is an affront to the umma: what was once Muslim territory can never become non-Muslim. Palestine must be reconquered by jihad and the Jews revert to their natural status of dhimmitude. Until this alarming religious dimension is addressed and the forces of Islamic militancy subdued, the conflict will be insoluble.
http://www.isranet.org/Israzine/Israzine_V2N21_Dilemma.htm

 

…One thousand years before the advent of Islam, Jews in substantial numbers resided in what are today Arab countries. For centuries under Islamic rule, following the Moslem conquest of the region, Jews were considered ‘dhimmi’, or second-class citizens. But they were nonetheless permitted limited religious, educational, professional, and business opportunities.

 

It is within the last 55 years that the world witnessed the mass displacement of over 850,000 long-time Jewish residents from the totalitarian regimes, the brutal dictatorships and monarchies of Syria, Trans-Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

 

The rise of pan-Arabism and independence movements in the 20th century resulted in an orchestrated, multi-state campaign against Zionism. These states vehemently opposed the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people. Hundreds of thousands of Jews resident in Arab countries were ensnared in this struggle.
http://www.justiceforjews.com/narr_2.html


In August 1929, leaflets prepared by the mufti instructed Muslims to attack the Jews
http://books.google.com/books?id=Dunx_i1P6fMC&pg=PA42

The Jewish refugees who came to live in Palestine had to overcome Turkish, British, and Pan-Arab imperialism in order to achieve self-determination. …

We’ve Come A Long Way… Let’s look back. In 1920, 1921 and 1929, there were no ’67 territories to disturb the peace. Indeed, there was no Jewish State to upset anybody! Yet, the upset Palestinians killed defenseless Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Safed, slaughtering 67 one fine day in 1929 in Hebron. Why did Arab rioters kill 510 Jewish men, women and children in 1936-39? Was it Arab rage over Israeli aggression in ’67? … How do you let hypocritical racist regimes accuse us of racism? …
http://www.jewish-holiday.com/frontShav62.html

The Sephardim of Sydney: coping with political processes and social pressures‎ – Page 34
by Naomi Gale – Social Science – 2005 – 188 pages
Jews were arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly spying for Israel … were arrested in the wake of the Six- Day War and sent to concentration camps.
http://books.google.com/books?id=5H7pfJLQE2sC&pg=PA34

From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine‎ – Page 50
by Joan Peters – History – 1985 – 601 pages
…Anti-Jewisg publications deluged Egypt, including the infamous “Protocols” — many of them circulated by the Egyptian government — When the Six-Day War began, Jews were arrested and held in concentration camps, where they were beaten and whipped, denied of water for days on end…
http://books.google.com/books?id=5EkgDJsaGhMC&q=arab+immigration+native+jews

Six Day War Comprehensive Timeline
Sept 1st 1967
Arab summit conference in Khartoum during August 29 ­ September 1, 1967, formulated the Khartoum Resolutions. It stated: no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel and no negotiations with Israel.
*NOTE: AHMED SHUKEIRY – formerly an aide to the late Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini. The Mufti notoriously sought friendship with Hitler during World War 2, requesting: ” … to settle the question of Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries in accordance with the national and racial interests of the Arabs and along the lines similar to those used to solve the Jewish question in Germany and Italy.” He got as far as planning a concentration camp, near Tel Aviv. He was also responsible for recruiting Balkan Muslims for infamous SS “mountain divisions” that tried to wipe out Jewish communities throughout the region.
http://www.sixdaywar.co.uk/timeline.htm#sep1

Culture of Hate

A racism which denies the history and sufferings of its victims.

By Bat Yeor August 2, 2002, 8:45 a.m.

…If the liberation movement of the Jews in their ancestral homeland is interpreted as racism, then all the movements of liberation from expropriation and servitude imposed by jihad are racist. Such a stance reinstates the imperialism of the Islamic jihad, which has claimed millions of victims over three continents during more than a millennium, deported an incalculable number of slaves, and annihilated entire peoples, destroying their history, their monuments, and their culture. Have the Copts of Egypt a right to their history and their language? Do the Kabili of North Africa have a right to theirs? We must acknowledge all the victims of the racism that jihad creates, a racism which denies the history, sufferings, and memories of those conquered.
Arab racism consists of calling the Land of Israel, Arab land, whereas no Palestinian province, village, or town, including Jerusalem is mentioned either in the Koran or in any Arabic text before the end of the ninth century. On the contrary, these locations are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, which represents the religious and historical heritage of the Jewish people. The Bible, which tells the history of this country, tells it in Hebrew, the language of the country, and not in Arabic. Palestinian racism consists of asserting that the whole history of Israel, biblical history, is Arab, Islamic, and Palestinian history.
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-yeor080202.asp

Hey Kristof… You’re Late!
By Gerald A. Honigman
Monday, March 23, 2009

While The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof is no stranger to these positions throughout the year, he frequently comes out with his gems of Middle East wisdom right around Bike Week here in Daytona Beach, Florida, when tens of thousands of Harley enthusiasts arrive to also spread their hot air exhaust around town. This year Nick was a few weeks late.

Like others of his ilk–Thomas Friedman (better of late), David Ignatius, Richard Cohen, just to name a few, who are also obsessed with creating a 22nd Arab state (second, not first, Arab one within the original April 25, 1920 borders of the Mandate of Palestine before the Brits gave some 80% away to Arab nationalism creating Transjordan in 1922)–Kristof loves to lecture Israel, practically invisible on a map of the world, about the need to bare the necks of its kids so that Arabs, who conquered over six million square miles of territory from mostly non-Arab peoples in the name of their nation, can have that additional state as well.
[…]
I have never met Cole, but I had–unfortunately–studied under a number of his academic clones in my own graduate school days.

While also–but a bit more subtly than President Obama’s dear friend, Rashid Khalidi, Juan Cole, et al–promoting the themes of nasty Zionists and the need to create Arab state # 22, Carter Findley never mentioned the plight of some thirty-five million Kurds who remain stateless to date. They had been gassed and slaughtered by Arabs repeatedly and had their one best chance at statehood aborted by a collusion of British petroleum politics and Arab nationalism after World War I. Indeed, the only time Findley ever mentioned Kurds in his doctoral seminar was when he mocked their plight in Turkey.

In Juan Cole’s Informed Comment blog of February 11, 2009, he proclaimed Israel’s new incoming government as being prone to racism, apartheid, and so forth. Nothing new…his positions from the get-go. That has been how one gets ahead in Middle Eastern Studies for quite some time now. Israel is routinely placed under the high power lens of moral scrutiny, while a blind eye is turned to literally millions of victims of Arab massacres, gassings, genocide, enslavement, dhimmitude, subjugation, and so forth. And woe unto the student who dares to question such duplicity. Been there, done that…unfortunately.

Turn the clock back several decades again as we return to Findley’s doctoral seminars.

I’ll never forget one Greek Orthodox woman who I’m sure has a great position at some university today…can’t think of her name, but remember her well. Unlike myself, she wasn’t denied a Ph. D. dissertation advisor to finish her doctoral work. Geez…I wonder why?

Her idol was Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who spent World War II in Berlin at Hitler’s side and organized a division of Muslim Nazis, ‘the Hanzar.’ He also played a first-hand role in instigating the genocide of Europe’s Jews, Serbs and Gypsies.

When she presented her research on the Mufti at our seminar, all the above was either white-washed or ignored altogether. Findley, of course–her mentor and featured guest at her wedding–sat through it all approvingly.

Now, contrast this with my own research about Ze’ev Vladimir Jabotinsky…the man most responsible in the early Mandate era for Jewish defense against Arab slaughter. Findley had no problem emphasizing his alleged “fascist connections” and so forth.

Unlike too many of his pipe-dreaming Zionist opponents on the Left, Jabotinsky was not delusional about what the Arabs’ true intentions were regarding the resurrection of the Jew of the Nations–regardless of its size. A reading of his Appetite Versus Starvation speech in the early 20th century reveals a man truly concerned about justice for Arab and Jew alike. If the so-called Arab World had produced such “fascists,” the Arab-Israeli conflict would have been resolved long ago. But none of this makes a difference to the Juan Coles…Kristof’s sources of enlightenment.

Jabotinsky’s heirs are now set to take office in Israel. I hope they do justice to his memory.

So, the Rashid Khalidis, Juan Coles, Nicholas Kristofs, and so forth now bemoan the end of the so-called peace (of the grave) process because at least most Israeli Jews have finally woken up to the reality that the end game for both the West’s alleged Fatah good cops of Abbas and the bad cops of Hamas is the same regarding Israel. The façade of a difference is largely about who will gain access to the billions of dollars in foreign aid that is and will be pouring in. Arafat’s stashed $$$ millions or more are legendary. Hamas is simply more honest.

Daniel Pipes has long approached the Middle East with a far more realistic and objective appraisal of the facts at hand. He has been virtually prophetic regarding such things as 9/11, militant Islam, and so forth.

On the other hand, the Juan Coles of the Ivory Tower have blamed solely Israel and America as the culprits.

The fact that the vast majority of conflicts today, for example, involves militant Islam and/or real Arab racism is of no concern to them.

What does the fight in the Philippines have to do with Israel?…Thailand?… Kashmir?…the Balkans?

What do the murder and subjugation of Egyptian Copts, North African Berbers, Assyrians, those Kurds mentioned above, or Arab genocide in black Africa’s Sudan have to do with Israel?

The truth is that Israel–one half of whose Jews who are from refugee families from the “Arab World” where they were known as killers of prophets and kilab yahud, Jew dogs–is on the front lines of the age-old war the Arabs and Arabized have continuously waged for over thirteen centuries now, the conflct of the Dar ul-Islam versus the Dar al-Harb.

Here’s a few examples of the real problem, the one largely Arab petro-dollar sponsored, Arab, and hypocritical Lefty professors like Cole won’t touch with a ten-foot pole…

The Sudan’s ex-president, Gaafar Muhammad al-Nimeiry, stated during the earlier slaughter of nearly a million blacks (over a million more since):

The Sudan is the basis of the Arab thrust into… black Africa, the Arab civilizing mission (“Arabism and Pan-Arabism in Sudanese Politics,” Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 11, no. 2, 1973, pp. 177-78).

While Kristof’s Juan Cole mentors are passionate about such things as Rudyard Kipling’s late 19th-century poem, “The White Man’s Burden,” supposedly typifying continued Western colonialist and imperialist attitudes towards the Third World, why are such Arab racist attitudes and mindset ignored?

Is it that the Arab Man’s Burden is kosher but the White Man’s isn’t ? Recall, again, Cole’s recent blog worries about alleged Israeli “racism.”

Consider also this quote from the Syrian Arab Constitution…something, I’m sure, Juan Cole’s students never heard a peep about…

The Arab fatherland belongs to the Arabs. They alone have the right to direct its destinies…. The Arab fatherland is that part of the globe inhabited by the Arab nation that stretches from the Taurus Mountains, the Pacht-i-Kouh Mountains, the Gulf of Basra, the Arab Ocean, the Ethiopian Mountains, the Sahara, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Can’t tell for sure–are any Eskimos included in this Arab plan of conquest?

The Juan Cole-type “scholarly” reaction: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil…After all, these are Arabs we’re talking about–not Jews. And besides, it’s all just made up fascist Zionist propaganda anyway…

As I like to remind folks and as exemplified above, Arabs have habitually referred to most of the region as purely Arab patrimony–the Arab-Israeli, Arab-Kurd, Arab-black African, Arab-Berber, and other such conflicts in a nutshell.

So, summing it up, here’s a rule of thumb for those truly interested in a realistic and objective analysis of what’s really going on over there…

When it comes to sources such as Juan Cole or Daniel Pipes, whatever Kristof tells you, choose the opposite.

Copyright by Gerald A. Honigman
http://www.michnews.com/Gerald_A_Honigman/gh2953.shtml

There They Go Again, Those Arab Racists By Ariel Natan Pasko
MichNews.com
Jul 5, 2004


There they go again. The story is so old already. Arab militia or Arab army or Arab terrorist attacks non-Arab. Or was that Muslim fanatic attacks non-Muslim? This time it’s happening in Sudan.
While we’re sitting and talking probably a few hundred more black Africans in Sudan have starved to death, or been brutally killed, raped, enslaved, or simply pushed off their land by 7th century Arab imperialist invaders, or more rightly “Arab Settlers”.
Oh yes, that’s right “Arab settlers”…
Like the ones Saddam Hussein brought into Kurdistan – i.e. the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq in the 1970’s – to displace the indigenous Kurds, during his forced Arabization campaign. Forcibly relocating many Kurds from the Kurdish heartland in the north, he razed all Kurdish villages along a 1,300-kilometer stretch of the border with Iran.
Now Sudan is doing the same thing.
While Arab militiamen known as the Janjaweed, rape, slaughter and drive out over a million black Africans from their homes in western Sudan… The Janjaweed have killed about 30,000 people and left some 2 million in desperate need of aid, or there will be humanitarian disaster. The Janjaweed has been described as an Arab Islamic group that has targeted mostly black Christians. According to some reports, the Sudanese government itself armed and paid the militia of Arab raiders, and authorized them to slaughter and drive out members of the Zaghawa, Masalit and Fur tribes…
A typical UN do-goody, Egeland seems to have overlooked the fact that the Sudanese government might have deliberately caused this problem. It’s a typical Arab/Muslim land grab. It’s happened in Iraq, it’s happened in Lebanon with Syria occupying Lebanon and persecuting the Christians there, and it’s happened in Israel, where 7th century Arab imperialist invaders and 20th century Arab squatters have tried to displace the indigenous Jewish population.
Arab Settlers, and they’re violent at that…
Describing the pogrom-like atmosphere, one woman told how the Janjaweed entered the village. She said, “The Janjaweed shouted, ‘We will not allow blacks here. We will not let Zaghawa here. This land is only for Arabs.'”…
Non-Arab and Non-Muslim minorities live throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Contrary to the propaganda that the region is Arab/Muslim, these minorities are remnants of the indigenous peoples, before the great Arab imperialist wars of the 7th century, and “Islamicization process” that followed. Non-Arab Muslims like the Kurds in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran; the Berbers – known as Amazighes – in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, have all resisted Arabization for over 1,000 years. Non-Muslims like the Assyrian Christians in Iraq – who argue that they are not Arabs – the Copts in Egypt, Christian Lebanese – many who claim not to be Arab but Phoenician – the Christians in Sudan, and other Christians throughout the region, have been persecuted minorities, since the rise of Islam. Others like the Druze and Jews have also been persecuted by Arab/Muslim regimes throughout history…”
“Only Israel, the Jewish State, has fully liberated itself – in the political sense – from this Arab/Muslim oppression, although it still suffers from physical violence against her people. Israel should take the lead – in it’s foreign policy – to support democratization and regime change throughout the region. Israel shouldn’t wait until countries of the region reform, but should pro-actively support the legitimate aspirations of the oppressed minorities of North Africa and the Middle East, and build alliances with them.”…
I haven’t yet mentioned the so-called “Palestinians,” and I won’t beyond saying, that they are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Aren’t they an oppressed minority? No, as Arabs, they are part of the greater Arab Nation who since the 7th century has conquered, oppressed, and occupied everyone else in the Middle East and North Africa. As radical Muslims, everyone can see that Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the other terror groups are continuing down the same path as Bin Laden. In fact, not long before his assassination, Hamas “spiritual leader” Sheikh Yassin had begun speaking about the “Global Jihad” in Bin Laden and al-Qaeda type terms. Hezbollah has also been working in the “Palestinian” administered territories for a while already, as evidenced by Israel’s recent capture of a Hezbollah cell in Gaza. So, they are part of the regional oppression network, not the future liberty and freedom alliance that Israel should work to build with other minorities in the area.
Like that Arab murderer in Sudan who said, “This land is only for Arabs,” the late Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi said not long before his demise, “We will continue with our holy war and resistance until every last criminal Zionist is evicted from this land. By G-d we will not leave one Jew alive in Palestine. We will fight them with all the strength we have. This is our land, not the Jews.” Most of the so-called “Palestinians” agreed with him…
Arab racism marches on… http://www.michnews.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/124/4241


Anti-Semitism: From The Holocaust To Israel-Bashing Evening Bulletin – ‎04, 07, 09 In the Judenrein Arab Middle East, racist anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are preached in mosques, featured in the media and taught in schools. …
http://thebulletin.us/articles/2009/04/08/commentary/op-eds/doc49dc341729063188496879.txt

The Arab position on ‘details’ flows from their racist assumption of superiority and absolute refusal to accept a Jewish right to self-determination.
http://fresnozionism.org/archives/754

MEMRI TV Project: Saudi IQRA TV Examines Public Attitudes toward Jews
The following dispatch, recorded and translated by MEMRI’s TV Monitor Project, are excerpts from a show on Saudi Arabia’s IQRA TV Channel, which featured “man on the street” interviews about feelings about Jews. To view a segment from this show, visit
http://memritv.org/clip/en/275.htm
Interviewer: ‘Would You, as a Human Being, be Willing to Shake Hands with a Jew
http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/800/1228.htm

This is state-controlled TV allowing this to be broadcast. The amount of hate, ignorance and vitriol within that community is pretty disgusting and something we ignore at our own risk. And note, this guy is not a poverty stricken member of the underclass either. This sort of thing is all too common in the Middle East. I would be interested in seeing the same sort of “man on the street” interview in Iraq. While we have skinheads in the USA who have similar views we don’t put them on TV as mainstream representatives of public opinion
http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2004/09/29/memri/

Guernica / November 2008
I’m a Liberal, But…
An interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy
The celebrity polemicist on the resurgence of anti-Semitism, an Arab brand of fascism… The brothers in democracy, along with others particularly in Europe, must avoid the gaping pitfalls that lie before them: anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, and anti-interventionism. Particularly where fascism appears among Islamists or elsewhere, it must be denounced and attacked. If fascism, or for that matter brutality of any sort, appears in the developing world, anti-imperialism must not interfere with the denunciations or immediate calls to intervene, as Lévy believes has happened in Darfur
http://www.guernicamag.com/interviews/800/an_interview_with_bernardhenri_1/


Like pan-Arabism, pan-Islamism is an exclusivist ideology. By rejecting the modern conception of citizenship, it rejects the idea of non-Muslim civilian participation. Absolutist by nature, its discourse excludes non-Muslims, which explains why the flame of pan-Arabism was often borne by Christian Arabs, uneasy about the hegemonic designs of political Islam. Non-Muslim Arabs (Christian Arabs, Druze, etc.), excluded from the pan-Islamic club, still have an honorable place within pan-Arabism. And non-Arab Muslims (Turks, Iranians, Kurds), excluded from the pan-Arab club, can still join pan-Islamism. But the Israelis, being neither Arabs nor Muslims, are doubly a minority.

The Jewish state is not an intruder in the Middle East. It is the extension and the representative of one of the most ancient civilizations of this part of the world. Everything links Israel to this region: geography, history, culture but also religion and language. The Jewish religion is the primary theological reference and the very foundation of Islam and Eastern Christianity. Hebrew and Arabic are as close to each other as two languages of Latin origin. The author is an Egyptian writer. (Turkish Daily News)
http://www.dailyalert.org/archive/2008-03/2008-03-14.html

A RETURN TO PAN-ARABISM – 30-Dec-94 Khaddam, like Nasser in his day, speaks about.. about the need for pan-Arabism in order to block Israel
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Archive/Articles/1994/A%20RETURN%20TO%20PAN-ARABISM%20-%2030-Dec-94

Arab Racism

One of the accusations which the various Arab countries (including Egypt and Jordan which have peace treaties with Israel) often make against Israel is that “Zionism is racism”. Defining Zionism, the national liberation movement of jews, the victims of racism, as racism is particularly cynical, yet it seems that the Arabs have succeeded to convince the leaders of some nations, themselves victims of racism, to support this vicious accusation.

The latest attempt to define Zionism as racism was at the 2001 UNESCO conference which was held in Durban, South Africa. The resolution which was initiated by Arab countries enjoyed the support of most participants. Especially painful was the support of such African leaders as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Some Western countries, however, notably Australia and Canada, objected and accused the conference of hypocrisy. The Canadian delegation, for example, issued the following statement: “Canada is still here today only because we wanted to have our voice decry the attempts at this Conference to de-legitimize the State of Israel and to dishonor the history and suffering of the Jewish people. We believe, and we have said in the clearest possible terms, that it was inappropriate – wrong – to address the Palestinian-Israel conflict in this forum. We have said, and will continue to say, that anything – any process, any declaration, any language – presented in any forum that does not serve to advance a negotiated peace that will bring security, dignity and respect to the people of the region is – and will be – unacceptable to Canada.”

It was for that reason that both Israel and the United States under the leadership of Secretary Colin Powell, himself no stranger to racism, pulled their delegations from the conference. The final text adopted by the conference drops all direct criticism of Israel, but does recognize the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and expresses concern at their plight under foreigh occupation.
That was only the latest attempt to define Zionism as racism. In November 1975, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379 declared that “Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination” In December 1991, the General Assembly rescinded this resolution through Resolution 4686.

All those years the Arab countries continued to promote this false notion. It is therefore of interest to check how different things are on the other side of the fence, namely in the Arab countries. Even though there are many blacks who live in those countries the question whether they are subject to racism was academic for a long time and one had to resort to circumstantial evidence in order to answer it. One well-known fact is that most Arabs refer to blacks as “Abed” which means “slave” in Arabic. This seems to say something about the situation of racism in the Arab world. Today, due to the recent events in Darfur and the active role that the Arab Janjaweed play in the slaughter of black Africans there, this question has become more urgent and relevant than ever before. It is time for the UN and the whole world to fight it NOW
http://www.gzyn.com/cmp/contentReadingActions.do?method=readArticle&id=31&edition=1&title=Arab+Racism


On Arab Racism – By Jonah Goldberg – The Corner – National Review …Jul 14, 2010 …

From a reader:


Jonah


I have spent a fair amount of time in the Arab/Muslim world dating back from 1965 until 9-11. Have spent time in Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and London. Ok, London’s just a dig. I had read Malcolm X er, Alex Haley’s biography where the epiphany happens in X’s life when he realizes Muslims are not racists. My experience proved quite the opposite. One saw and still sees blacks treated as inferiors in all Arab society. On the streets one sees some mixing of the races in commerce etc. but no blacks in significant jobs private or civil. Remember that one of the complaints that the Muslim Brotherhood had about Sadat was that he was not full Arab, but part black. My wife goes to Uganda frequently where she works with a Black Jewish community, the Abayudaya. The black Ugandan Muslims are quite open to the Jews and Americans and avoid the Arab and Iranian Muslims because they feel the racism emanating from their co-religionists.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/233193/arab-racism-jonah-goldberg


What a world: Racist Arabs & Islamic bigots call the victims of their racism – “racists”
[Apr 23, 2009]
Forget the fact that Israel is multi-racial for all colors from the whitest of white to the darkest of black, whereas Arab countries (including “Palestinian” authorities”) asides from oppressing all non-Arab minorities, are almost entirely “judenrein”, but in democratic Israel, an Arab can get the highest office!
But the brazenness of Arab racism not only fails to admit of it’s racist war on Jews/Israel since the 1920’s, but it brands Israel’s defense from it as “racist”.
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/154334


Darwish also disagreed with the labeling of Israeli conduct towards Palestinians as “apartheid.”
“They call Israel an apartheid state,” she said. Yet who is worse, the Arab world, where not a single Jew can be free, or Israel, where Arabs are free to work with Koranic verses printed on their outerclothes?
http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2008/2/19/darwishSharesViewOfMiddleEastPolitics


Islamist Fundamentalism
A number of Islamist bookshops stock politico-religious works containing arguments that nurture antisemitism, often through anti-Zionist or anti-Jewish discourse. As of 1996, one of these bookshops (in Brussels) was selling The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics, the antisemitic and Holocaust denying work of former French communist turned fundamentalist Muslim Roger Garaudy.

Fundamentalist Islamist circles in Belgium seem to have some influence among Muslim youth in the country, some of whom chanted antisemitic slogans during anti-Israel demonstrations organized in Brussels and Antwerp. Activists within the Maghreb community have circulated anti-Jewish propaganda, despite calls for calm issued by various Islamic religious and cultural bodies. Antisemitism appears to be promoted by Islamic fundamentalist groups such as Centre Islamique de Belgique. In April 2002 the Centre pour l’égalité des chances et la lutte contre le racisme (CECLR, the federal government’s public anti-racist agency) lodged a complaint against the Centre Islamique on the grounds that it had breached the laws against racism and revisionism. The Centre Islamique had broadcast on its Internet site a short video document ‘ produced by Lebanese students ‘ equating the State of Israel with a Nazi dictatorship. In June 2002, CECLR lodged another complaint against the Antwerp-based Arab European League, also for infringing the anti-racist law.
http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/asw2001-2/belgium.htm

Another agent provocateur is Dyab Abu Jahjah, a Belgian immigrant of Lebanese origin who is the founder and leader of the Arab-European League (AEL)…. the AEL website posted a cartoon of Anne Frank in bed with Adolf Hitler
http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/790

AEL spot met holocaust (“AEL ridicules holocaust”), De Standaard, 6 February 2006
http://www.standaard.be/Artikel/Detail.aspx?artikelId=GHENRDR2

Muslim European group posts anti-Semitic cartoons, European Jewish Press, 6 February 2006
http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/5663


Arab European League Behind Anti-Jewish Riots in Belgium

 

By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER

 

January 6, 2009 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Arab European League’s anti-Israel protests in Antwerp, Belgium held on Sunday descended into rioting and attacks throughout the Jewish quarter of the city. As a result, Antwerp Jews are living in fear and many are afraid to venture out on the streets.

 

The Dutch based Telegraaf reported, “After the demonstration organised by the Arab European League a number of demonstrators went to the Jewish quarter of Antwerp where disturbances took place.”

 

By mid-afternoon approximately 200 rioters headed for the Jewish district while conducting a campaign of wanton destruction, smashing car windows and damaging trams and buses. Efforts by the police to close the district off were met by violence by the largely Muslim crowd.

 

According to Michael Frielich, editor in chief of the Jewish magazine Joodse Aktueel, “The Jewish community is extremely upset about the presence of Hamas-flags at the demonstration for the stopping of the bombardment of the Gaza Strip in Brussels¦According to Freilach the green flag with the white text from Hamas is a symbol of a terrorist organisation and is forbidden in Belgium…” http://www.standaard.be/Artikel/Detail.aspx?artikelId=DMF31122008_060#

 

This was not the first time the AEL has staged attacks on Jews. In April, 2002 a similar episode occurred where store fronts of Jewish owned businesses were smashed while the rioters chanted, “Hamas,” and “Osama bin-Laden.” [see, http://www.defenddemocracy.org/research_topics/research_topics_show.htm?doc_id=228652%5D

 

The Arab European League has lately been gaining ground in Belgium.

 

Diab Abu Jah Jah, at the time the group’s leader was labeled as the “Pimp of the Profit” by Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh, during a debate. [see, http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/89%5D In 2004 van Gogh was assassinated by a Muslim youth, Mohammed Bouyeri, who was upset over van Gogh’s criticism of radical Islam.

 

Jah Jah, a known terror friendly individual who went to Lebanon in 2006 to show solidarity with Hezbollah, has also been quoted as describing 9/11 as, “sweet revenge.”

 

The AEL was instrumental in attempting to bring a lawsuit against then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “for war crimes” threatening him with arrest if he traveled to Belgium. The organization is violent and openly supports terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. That they are allowed to demonstrate and terrorize Jews in Belgium is more proof that Europe [Eurabia] is wilting under the jihad being conducted by its Muslim residents and it remains problematic whether the Continent has the will to protect its Jewish population and thus halt the trend towards creation of Jewish ghettoes as a response to violence and threats of aggression.

 

Belgium was not the only place in Europe where Jews were recently attacked by Arabs. In Odense, Denmark two Israelis who were selling products from the Dead Sea, were shot by men shouting at them in Arabic. Danish authorities have arrested a Palestinian Arab [born in Lebanon] with Danish citizenship in connection with the crime.

 

According to Yossi Levi, the Foreign Ministry spokesman there is a connection between the upsurge of such attacks and Israel’s Gaza operation. [see, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129152%5D

http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=leagueid=1.6.09%2Ehtm

Why the Jews?: The Reason for Antisemitism – by Dennis Prager, Joseph Telushkin – 2003 – Religion – 244 pages [Page 108] Among many Arabs the Holocaust has come to be regarded with nostalgia. On August 17, 1956, the French newspaper Le Monde quoted the government-controlled Damascus daily Al-Manar as observing, “One should not forget that, in contrast to Europe Hitler occupied an honored place in the Arab world…. [Journalists] are mistaken if they think that by calling Nasser Hitler, they are hurting us. On the contrary, his name makes us proud. Long live Hitler, the Nazi who struck at the heart of our enemies. Long live the Hitler [ie, Nasser] of the Arab world.”
http://books.google.com/books?id=VK0llzUqQ2YC&pg=PA108

During the 1961 Eichmann trial in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt commented on the astounding degree of anti-Jewish venom and praise for Hitler in the Arab press together with regret that he “did not finish the job”. 40 years later the state-controlled Egyptian daily Al Akhbar (April 18, 2001) declared “Our thanks to the late Hitler…”,
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3Q6LETF0P31A

Hitler’s Mideast helpers

Arabs were cheerleaders and enablers of the Final Solution.

Max Boot
December 20, 2006

MAHMOUD Ahmadinejad has an impeccable sense of timing. Just a week after the Iraq Study Group recommended a heart-to-heart with him, the president of Iran convened a conference in Tehran to examine whether the Holocaust really occurred. The answer from such “scholars” as David Duke, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, was a resounding no.

On one level, Ahmadinejad’s embrace of Holocaust denial might seem surprising. A man who has repeatedly called for Israel to be “wiped off the map” surely has no problem with the murder of Jews. You might expect him to adopt the position espoused by the Egyptian newspaper Al Akhbar, which a few years ago ran an editorial praising Adolf Hitler (“of blessed memory”) and complaining only that “his revenge on [the Jews] was not enough.”

Or you might expect Ahmadinejad to take the far more common line in the Muslim world, which is to admit that, sure, some Jews died, but it was a lot fewer than 6 million and, anyway, what’s the big deal? A lot of Gentiles died too. What makes these Yids so special? This is the position taken by Arab “moderates” such as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whose doctoral dissertation pooh-poohed the figure of 6 million dead Jews (“no one can verify this number”) while expressing great concern that “the German people sacrificed 10 million” implying that the killers suffered more than their victims.

Ahmadinejad does not hide behind such equivocations. He flatly calls the Holocaust a myth. But he is hardly a model of consistency. At the same time that he denies the Holocaust, Iran’s president claims that Israel was established by the Europeans as penance for ¦ the Holocaust. But why atone for something that didn’t occur? Never mind. Ahmadinejad says that “if the Europeans are honest” in their claims about the Holocaust, “they should give some of their provinces in Europe ¦ to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe.”

This is the crux of the matter. In Ahmadinejad’s view, shared by countless others across the Middle East, whatever the Nazis did is no business of theirs, so why inflict the “Zionist entity” on their region? It is only a small step from this position to claiming that Israel’s destruction is justified.

POINTLESS though it may be to argue with a madman, it is worth noting that Muslims were not as blameless in the genocide of the Jews as Ahmadinejad and his ilk would have it. Arabs were, on a small scale, cheerleaders and enablers of the Final Solution. The most famous example was Haj Amin Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem (and uncle of Yasser Arafat), who took refuge in Berlin in World War II. A rabid Nazi, he personally lobbied Hitler to kill as many Jews as possible and even helped out by recruiting Bosnian Muslims to serve in the Waffen SS.

Robert Satloff, one of the world’s smartest Arabists, reveals other links between the Arabs and the Holocaust in his groundbreaking new book, “Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach Into Arab Lands.” He shows how the Nazis set up the machinery of death in North Africa. Although “only” 4,000 to 5,000 Jews died before the Allies liberated the area in 1943, many more were consigned to forced labor camps in hellish conditions.

“Arabs played a role at every level,” Satloff wrote. “Some went door to door with the Germans, pointing out Jews for arrest. Others led Jewish workers on forced marches or served as overseers at labor camps.”

The picture is not entirely one-sided because, although most Arabs were either apathetic or sympathetic to the Nazis, a small number helped their Jewish neighbors. Satloff uncovered lost tales of “righteous Gentiles,” such as the wartime rulers of Morocco and Tunisia. And on the whole, he found that Arabs behaved no worse under German occupation than did Europeans.

But that isn’t saying much because almost every country on the Continent was heavily complicit in the extermination of their Jewish populations. Satloff’s research makes a mockery of Ahmadinejad’s protestations that the Holocaust if it occurred! was someone else’s responsibility. Individual Muslims were complicit in the horrors of the 1940s, even if, under foreign rule, they were not the primary culprits.

Even worse, while Europe has disowned its terrible history, the Nazis continue to be glorified in the Middle East. (“Mein Kampf” is a perennial bestseller in the region.) Nowhere else in the world is Holocaust denial so prevalent. Ahmadinejad deserves thanks for calling the world’s attention to this pervasive sickness.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-boot20dec20,0,159762.column


The same regret (of Hitler not finishing the “job”…) and heartfelt wish to see all Jews finally annihilated was expressed in April 2002 by a columnist in the second largest, state-controlled Egyptian daily Al- Akhbar
http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=5&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=625&PID=862&IID=1051&TTL=National_Socialism_and_Anti-Semitism_in_the_Arab_World

What kind of role does anti-Semitism play in the Middle East Conflict? At what point does opposition to Israel turn into anti-Semitism? These issues are discussed by Brian Klug, British philosopher and journalist, and Robert Wistrich, director of the International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem… The spiritual and physical connection of Jews with Zion has been continuous, preceding by centuries the emergence of Muslim conquerors from the Arabian deserts. Not only that, but over half the Israeli population is not “European” at all. It was uprooted from the Arab Middle East by exclusivist pan-Arabism, Islamic fanaticism, and the pressures of decolonization.
http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/klug.html


Testimony at the UN – Racism and Historical Truth: Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands …
UN Watch Oral Statement
Agenda Item 9: Interactive Dialogue with
Special Rapporteur on Racism Doudou Diène
UN Human Rights Council, 7th Session, March 19, 2008
Delivered by Regina Bublil Waldman
Thank you, Mr. President.
We thank the Special Rapporteur for his work against racism, and address two areas of his report.
Dr. Diene, in Addendum 1 you mention Libya’s treatment of ethnic minorities. In Addenda 3 and 4, you envision a multicultural society based on two principles: respect for historical truth and non-discrimination against minorities.
As a victim of Libyan discrimination, I agree: only with historical truth can we build a better future.
Today I wear my traditional ethnic dress to celebrate my heritage, but also to mourn its destruction.
One million Jews lived in the Middle East at the turn of the century. Today, less than five thousand remain.
Their plight has been ignored by the international community. Their story is my story.

In 1948, there were thirty-six thousand Jews living in Libya. Today, there are none. During the 1967 war between Israel and her Arab neighbors, mobs took to the streets and shouted, “Edbah el Yehud!” – “Slaughter the Jews!” They burned my father’s warehouse and came to burn our home.

An honorable Muslim neighbor stopped them, and saved our lives.
The government ordered the expulsion of all Jews from Libya, where my family had lived for hundreds of years. They confiscated our homes and all our assets.
We were given this one-way travel document never allowed to return.
My family was put on a bus to the airport. The bus driver got out, and tried to burn the bus with us in it. We were rescued from death by two Christian friends.

I come here today bearing no hatred — only these historical truths: Jews have been an indigenous people of the Middle East for over 2,500 years. On the basis of race and religion, Arab regimes subjected Jews to arbitrary arrest, confiscation of property and expulsions. This is fully documented in this report by Justice for Jews from Arab Countries.
The UNHCR has ruled that Jews fleeing from Arab countries were ‘bona fide’ refugees, victims of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Dr. Diene, your report envisions a future of tolerance and equality. Applying the principles you set forth, we trust you will examine the actions of Libya and other Middle Eastern countries that forced out their Jewish minorities.
Like in South Africa, only the acknowledgment of truth and history will lead to reconciliation.
Thank you, Mr. President.
http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1313923&ct=5118137

pan-Arab and pan-Islamic parties and movements in almost every Arab state have fomented mob violence against Jews
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/jl102.htm

George Will, “America must preempt next level of terrorism.” In 1967, on the eve of the Six-Day War, Egypt’s President Nasser proclaimed: “We are confronting Israel and the West as well.” Netanyahu says: “The soldiers of militant Islam and Pan-Arabism do not hate the West because of Israel; they hate Israel because of the West.” They hate “Zionism as an expression and representation of Western civilization.” And they hate America because it is the purest expression of modernity— individualism, pluralism, freedom, secularism.
http://www.omdurman.org/mideast.html


Global Terrorism and Pan-Arabism: Adelson Scholars on the Six Day War Adelson Institute Distinguished Fellow Moshe Ya’alon. “Terror was used by the Arabs against the Jews in the Land of Israel since the dawn of Zionism. …
http://shalem-enews.com/6_day_war_communique/day%203-4.html



CHANGING FACE OF THE KKK IN LOUISIANA! by Creole Folks (October 13, 2006)

The KKK has grown in diversity. Since Sept 11 and Bush declared selective war on the enemies of his oil buddies in Saudi Arabia. The out cast middle east Arabs and the KKK have been getting very, very cozy! The Arabs just cant stretch their Muslim minds to even consider that their fellow Arab brothers in Saudi Arabia have been in bed with the Bush family for generations so they do what any Arab normally does…they blame the Jews for the invasion of the Middle East! New Orleans own David Duke being the breakout American Jew hater, all of a sudden had an army of Arabs who shared in his hatred and they had a state to immigrate into and penetrate..Louisiana.

In Louisiana where the banking system will discriminate against natives of this state but will give Arab immigrants great business loans with the best rates, they have started to monopolize business in certain areas. This isn’t a mistake! The KKK uses Arab businesses to recruit it’s members. One can always tell the KKK when they have a politician in office. When former Gov. Foster of Louisianan went into office, the confederate flags went up on bumper stickers around Louisiana. Confederate flags were raised in the suburbs and David Duke t-shirts came back into style and the same thing would have happened if east-Indian “token” Bobby Jindal would have gotten into office.

A white female whose boyfriend happens to be African-Americans was approached by an elderly white lady to attend a Klan meeting in Jefferson Parish, where she worked for an Arab man from Lebanon. The older white lady didn’t realize that her potential recruit was dating a black guy!
http://creoleneworleans.typepad.com/creole_folks/2006/10/changing_faces_.html


…Offensive term used by anti-Semites and neo-Nazis referring to the government of the United States and occasionally to Britain, implying that Jews and their supporters control the mechanisms of government.e.. the term… used to describe the state of Israel, generally by hardcore Palestine supporters and Pan-Arabists who seek the elimination of Israel… the term was coined in 1976 by neo-Nazi Eric Thomson. http://www.zombietime.com/lgf_dictionary/#ZOG

Unlikely partners: White supremacists ally with Moslem extremists
1. United by hate
2. “Extremists joining forces, CSIS warns” (National Post, Canada, Feb. 21, 2003)
3. “Midland Nazi turns to Islam” (Sunday Mercury, Birmingham, UK, Feb. 16, 2003)
4. “German Muslim’s radical past was paved by Saudis” (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 24, 2003)
5. “Attacks on British Jews increase” (Independent, Feb. 21, 2003)
6. “Anti-Semitic Protocols published in Palestinian press” (IDF, Feb. 21, 2003)
7. “Israeli Arabs take lessons at Yad Vashem before planned trip to Auschwitz” (Jerusalem Post, Feb. 18, 2003)
…though it’s been overshadowed by the threat from Islamism and Arabism,” said Manuel … a former KKK member and a founder of the Heritage Front. …
http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/000237.html

In Arabists’ rule – Apparently, If you attempt to defend yourself against racist Arabs you are ‘the racist’
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/116482


Antisemitism & racism, ARAB COUNTRIES 2003-4, Typical of the Arab rhetoric, Palestinian preacher Shaykh Ibrahim Madayris described the attack on Iraq in a Friday sermon at the `Ijlin Mosque in Gaza, broadcast live on Palestinian Authority TV on 21 March, as “a Crusader Zionist war.” The Crusader, “Zionist America,” he stated, had initiated an attack on “Iraq of Islam and Arabism,” thus expanding the limited notion of the war to Arabs, Muslims and Islam at large.
http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/asw2003-4/arab.htm


‘Eurabia’ Defined Arab and Islamic anti-Israeli propaganda, barely disguised in academic and … and geopolitics of Euro-Arabism; in this process, European anti-Americanism…
http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/AndrewBostom51116.htm

What has happened to the 800,000 Jews who lived for over two thousand years in the Arab lands, who formed some of the most ancient communities long before the advent of Islam…We are being attacked by a society which is motivated by the most extreme form of racism known in the world today. This is the racism…
http://www.internationalwallofprayer.org/A-177-Zionism-is-Not-Racism.html

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

The question of Israel is the question of what happens to all minorities in the Middle East. The Arab Muslim Middle East has 300 million people. It has a very hard time treating Coptic Christians with equality, treating Maronites in Lebanon with equality, treating Southern Sudanese in an equal way, treating Kurds in an equal way, and dealing with Jews – not only in their national expression, but even as minorities within their own countries. There was never a golden era for Jews who lived in Arab countries.
[…]
This is why I’m negative about the intentions of Palestinians. If their goal were statehood, they could have had statehood. Therefore, you have to give serious credence to the idea that their goal is not statehood, that it’s more important to rid the Arab world of Jewish nationalism than it is to have a Palestinian state that would improve the lives of individual Palestinians now.
http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/2009/07/the-real-quagmi.php



All minorities living within the Arab world are under siege. Tunisian human rights activist Muhammad Bechri has traced this to the “twin fascisms” – his term – that dominate the Arab world, Islamism and pan-Arabism. The first promotes murderous intolerance of religious minorities. It helps explain why Christians are under siege across the Arab world and why Sudan enjoyed broad Arab support as it killed some two million non-Muslim blacks in the south of the country. Pan-Arabism translates into endorsement of murderous policies toward Muslim but non-Arab groups and accounts for Arab support for Saddam Hussein as he slaughtered 200,000 Kurds in northern Iraq, as well as backing for Sudanese policies toward the Muslim but black population of Darfur.


The Arab world is not about to make an exception for the Jews. This broad intolerance of minorities is further evidence of how unlikely it is the Arab world will accept the legitimacy of a Jewish state in its midst any time soon.
http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=688A19CA-9922-45EB-A57D-B6E67266E79A


MEMRI: Special Dispatch – No. 835 ‘The Arab Silence Can Only Be Explained Once We Understand the True Nature of the Twin Fascisms of Islamism and Pan-Arabism’
http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Area=sd&ID=SP83504&Page=archives


“Tyranny is a fundamental tenet of Baathism and other Islamism. They want to reestablish the Islamic Empire. Indeed, the Baathist ideology, as defined by its founder Michel Aflaq, taught that the Arab race was superior. The Baathists and Islamists have more in common with totalitarians and racists than they do with patriots. The Iraqi insurgents are identical to the Imperial Japanese, Nazis, Fascists, Communists, and the KKK. They share the same beliefs of totalitarianism, racism, as well as a moral and political superiority.”
http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2005/01/28/voting-rights-in-iraq/
http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/t/tremoglie/2005/tremoglie012805.htm


Israel as the result of the national liberation movement of the region’s aboriginal Jews.  Liberation of the aboriginal Jews (and anyone else lucky enough to find refuge within Israel’s borders) from the twin fascisms of pan-Arabism and Islamism which have oppressed and even eliminated so many of the region’s aboriginal ethnic groups.  Israel’s aboriginal Jews were not unique in accepting outside help (and even immigration) in their liberation struggle.  Lebanon’s Maronites; Egypt’s Copts, Iraq and Turkey’s Kurds, and Iran’s Zoroastrians have all sought and received outside help in their liberation struggles, each group according to its own circumstances.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzY4ZjgzMDY3NmExNmE4ODM5NDRmODg3N2I5YTU4YWI=


Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world


One key element missing from the discussion is the question of non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world. The Arab nationalists have succeeded in establishing some 23 non-democratic, ethnically (Arab) and religiously (Islam) defined nation-states in over 1 million square miles of territory, often at the expense of non-Arabs, such as the Kurds (Muslims, non-Arabs), Assyrians (Christians, non-Arabs), Copts (Christians, non-Arabs), southern Sudanese (Christian and pagan non-Arabs), Maronite Lebanese (Christian and mostly identified with their Phoenician ancestors) and Mizrahi Jews. Arab nationalist ideology claims all this territory exclusively as “Arab” despite the legitimate claims of non-Arabs and/or non-Muslims to ancient homelands long ago arabized with the spread of Islam, often through conquest.


I believe that the Arab opposition to the existence of non-Arab, non-Muslim Israel is based on the ideological motivations which led to the persecution of non-Arab minorities. The Assyrians suffered massacre and expulsion by the Arab nationalists of Iraq in the 1920s and 1930s. The Kurds have been persecuted and have suffered terribly for their struggle to establish an independent Kurdistan (at the hands of the Turks and Iranians as well, but that is another story.)


Arab nationalist ideology, and its Islamicist couterpart, cannot and will not tolerate non-Arab and non-Islamic peoples organizing themselves into their own independent nation states. Indeed, I have seen on Islamicist web sites the goal of “regaining” Spain in the name of Islam.


I believe that we need to place Israel’s struggle to survive into this context. Any non-Arab/non-Islamic state in the region must rely on strength (political, moral, spiritual and military) if it wants to survive in the Middle East. In this context can we thus place Israel’s demand for security. It is not security for the sake of security, not seucirty for the sake of oppressing another people, but security for the sake of survival against two racist and exclusivist ideologies (Arabism and Islamicism) which have succeeded in repressing the just struggles for national self-determination of most non-Arab peoples in the Middle East.
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/nonarab.html


Arab racism must go – There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3478505,00.html

A lethal obsession: anti-semitism from antiquity to the global Jihad
Robert S. Wistrich – (Random House Digital, Inc.,) 2009 – 1184 pages (p. 86)

Modern Arab or Muslim anti-Semitism, unlike its European models, is religious and political at the same time. … The racial factor has perhaps been less evident than in Europe, but Arab racism is a reality that influences the systematic distortion of Jewish history and culture. Terms like “world Jewry” and “world Zionism” have been used interchangeably for decades in a pejorative manner. Jewish characteristics are uniformly vilified. The Jews of antiquity are anachronistically referred to by Muslim intellectuals, writers, and propagandists as “Zionists” to emphasize their negative traits. The imagined depravity of the Jews is grafted onto the negative perception of Israel and vice versa in a vicious circle of self-reinforcing and self-fulfilling prphecies…

In recent decades, Middle Eastern anti-Semitism has become unmistakably “ Islamicized” with all the fateful consequences of becoming integrated into a “ holy war.” The harsh anti-Judaism present in the Koran has facilitated this shift,…

http://books.google.com/books?id=Lzs48d3tudsC&pg=PT86

IT’S ABOUT BIGOTRY!

The war on terrorism is a war against bigotry… Bigotry is a terrible thing; no one appreciates being discriminated against. Imagine, however, someone hating you so much that theyrefuse to even recognize your very existence. Conversely, imagine being told if you did precisely as you were instructed, your right to exist would be recognized. Israel has faced this catch-22 situation since her rebirth in 1949. Millions of Arab bigots are propagating as true the diabolical lies quoted by Hitler from Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Arab children are being taught that all wars are caused by the Jews, that the Jews invented AIDS, that Jews attacked America on September 11 than blamed it on the Arabs, and that America went to war against Iraq to appease the Jews. While this sounds ridiculous to us, it is accepted as truth in Arab lands. The truth is the “Baghdad Bobs” of the Middle East feed these myths and conspiracy theories to the masses daily. These fabrications are believed as the Gospel, and used to inflame Palestinian children to commit violent acts against the Jews. Children play death games, collect “terrorist” cards (complete with pictures of suicide bombers), and fantasize about killing Jews to reclaim al-Quds (Jerusalem.) And it doesn’t stop with pretense! At least two-dozen children under the age of 18 have perished as suicide bombers; children as young as 11 have been enlisted as “mules” to smuggle bomb-making supplies into Israel. The two young Palestinians who carried out the most recent attack in Ashdod were 17-years-old.

In 1997, I wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Where’s the Outrage?” The article outlined the fact that the world continued to tolerate Arafat’s speeches calling for one million martyrs to liberate Jerusalem. Yet today, Arafat’s Palestinian Authority uses the television airwaves to encourage children of all ages to become “Shahada” — suicide martyrs. Money keeps Arafat in power! Since 1994, he has kept a tight grip on $5.5 billion dollars of international aid that has flowed into Palestinian coffers. He dispenses his wealth to would-be martyrs, as well as to purchase 50-ton shipments of weapons from Iran. Arafat’s critics are either paid off, or murdered. According to Israeli intelligence,Arafat’s personal holdings are reported at $1.3 billion. This includes a 23 percent stake in a casino in Jericho (estimated worth – $28.5 million), 20 percent of a Tunisian telecom

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company (estimated at $50 million), and a $55 million share of a firm that controls most of the cement imported into the territories. Every six months, President Bush has an opportunity to allow the Anti-terrorism Act of 1987 to become law. The time has come for Mr. Bush to refuse to sign another waiver on this resolution, and allow it to be enacted.

This document places the PLO firmly where it belongs; on the terrorist list. This Act would hold Arafat and his entire terrorist cartel accountable, and stop PLO terrorists from entering the U.S. under diplomatic immunity. It is time for President Bush to freeze Arafat’s $1.3 billion in PLO funds, and paycompensation to the survivors of Americans killed by Arafat. As far back as February 12, 1986, a letter was sent from 47 Senators to the U. S. Justice Department demanding that Arafat be indicted for the murder in Khartoum, Sudan, of Ambassador Cleo Noel, and charge d’affaires, C. Curtis Moore. To date, no action has been taken; but there is no statute of limitations on murder. It must also be noted that the U.S. State Department has an audiotape of Arafat’s order to have the American diplomats killed… it is time to send Arafat to The Hague to stand trial alongside Milosovic. In order to win the war on terrorism, America must fight a war on bigotry. The same bigotry that kills Jews also kills Christians.

We discovered that on 9/11. For all the Arab bigots who call themselves “patriotic Americans”, and who don’t like the signing of this document, the President needs to refuse to recognize their right to exist as an American, and send them back to their countries of origin.
http://theamericanprophecies.com/pdf/bigotry.pdf

The reconstruction of Palestinian nationalism: between revolution and statehood [New approaches to conflict analysis] – Page 151 – Helena Lindholm Schulz – (Manchester University Press ND) 1999 – 194 pages [ISBN 0719055962]
The ‘other’ in Islamism

…On the one hand, Hamas displays an ‘almost blind hatred’ and racism against Jews, partly inspired by European antisemitism (Milton-Edwards, 1996: 185). Israel, Jews and Zionism are viewed as one entity. On the other hand, Hamas discusses Israel in a religious perspective and regards Jews as a dhimmi people. The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis was not solely between two peoples, but between believers and non-believers. Ultimately, it was a conflict between ‘right’ and ‘wrong. ‘good’ and ‘evil’.

http://books.google.com/books?id=YRkNAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA151

Racism in the Islamic World: How can peace prevail in the Middle East in the face of Islamic bigotry and hate? When will moderate Muslims speak out? For years, the U.N., led by Islamic …
http://www.factsandlogic.org/ad_94b.html

I have always seen Israel as the result of the national liberation movement of the region’s aboriginal Jews.
Liberation of the aboriginal Jews (and anyone else lucky enough to find refuge within Israel’s borders) from the twin fascisms of pan-Arabism and Islamism which have oppressed and even eliminated so many of the region’s aboriginal ethnic groups.
Israel’s aboriginal Jews were not unique in accepting outside help (and even immigration) in their liberation struggle.
Lebanon’s Maronites; Egypt’s Copts, Iraq and Turkey’s Kurds, and Iran’s Zoroastrians have all sought and received outside help in their liberation struggles, each group according to its own circumstances.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzY4ZjgzMDY3NmExNmE4ODM5NDRmODg3N2I5YTU4YWI=

The racism bluff

By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46

Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man.

Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies.

In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a full stop to apartheid; in our Western societies which pride themselves on anti-discriminatory laws, racism is conspicuously not the world's worst social problem.

Old as civilization, racial prejudices were prevalent in Europe from time immemorial. Plato and Aristotle who believed the Greeks were born to be free and to enslave barbarians. Comte de Buffon considered white people to be the "norm," and Voltaire claimed that some human beings (i.e. black people) form some sort of "intermediate stage" between white men and apes.

On the other hand, the anti-racist tradition was a Jewish contribution adopted and spread by Christianity. Its first written example appears in the Talmud, which explains that the biblical Adam is everyone's ancestor so no one could ever claim inherited superiority.

For more than 100 years, the struggle for human brotherhood has overtaken unfounded theories, advanced by individuals like the 19th-century French philosopher Joseph de Gobineau and American physician Joshiah Nott, that physical differences indicate intellectual and moral hierarchies. Their polygenetic hypotheses about the supposed diverse origins of a variety of human races were put to rest by Charles Darwin's theory of mankind's genetic homogeneity.

The Torah's view was upheld. We stem from one source.

The repudiation of racism must be unremitting, but in today's world there are other social evils that cause greater human suffering. These include violence against women, state-enforced corporal punishment, lack of basic freedoms, slavery and tyranny. The fact that these ills are particularly widespread under Arab and Muslim regimes often hinders human rights activists from denouncing them – precisely to avoid accusations of racism.

But totalitarianism is not a question of either genetics or anthropology, but rather of society and culture. Condemning the Arab world for these shortcomings is not an indication of racism or "Islamophobia," but rather it is an indication that these phenomena are wrong.

But the worst violators of human rights in the 21st century have discovered that the best way to escape condemnation is to put human rights activists on the defensive by tarring their criticism as "racist."

For example, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has argued that opponents of Sudan's genocidal leader Omar Bashir were not actually concerned about the people massacred in Darfur, but rather by the fact that Bashir is black. The fact that Bashir's victims were also black exposed the stupidity of the claim.

Even worse, Chavez's comment was blatantly racist since it exonerates nonwhites of almost any criticism, as if they were moral idiots. Manfred Gerstenfeld calls this syndrome "humanitarian racism."

Similarly, the media has accused our foreign minister of being a racist without quoting a single expression by Avigdor Lieberman that could justify such an assault. The true racist is usually the slanderer.

IRONICALLY, MANY of the people who call their political enemies "racists" have themselves fallen prey to the very social disease they condemn. For instance, if a law penalized the support of terror groups, to consider this law "racist" would itself betray a racist attitude since this claim assumes that only one particular ethnic group would break that law.

Similarly, in 2008 the Knesset considered a bill that would have required a special two-thirds Knesset majority to approve concessions on the Golan Heights. When opponents of this proposal called it "racist," they showed transparent racism themselves. To them, only Arab citizens would sympathize with the enemy. But "racism" they claimed.

This linguistic abuse takes place time and again on the international stage, at international political forums, women's rights conferences and other arenas. At women's rights conferences, instead of maligning honor killings, infant girls' marriages, imposed polygamy, child prostitution, clitoridectomy (female genital mutilation), and the fact that in Arab countries wife-beating usually goes unpunished, ayatollahs and sheikhs manage to sidestep the defense of women by ranting about "Zionist atrocities against Palestinian women."

In the same vein, conferences about protecting children fail to enact initiatives to penalize those who use child slaves as camel racers or those who sell infants into marriage. They fail to deal with these issues by twisting their moral agendas and declaring the "real problem" for children around the world is the way in which Israel mistreats Palestinian youth.

Against these distortions, people tend to steer clear of confrontation. The fear is palpable that an assertive stand could be interpreted as racist.

ULTIMATELY, THE racism charge is consistently misrepresented. Not even Nazism was related to its alleged "racism" nor with an "ideology." Rather, these terms provided a disguise for fanaticism and Judeophobia. The aforementioned racists (Plato, Gobineau, Nott, Voltaire) were wrong but they were not sadists, as the Nazis were.

To brand Nazis "racists" is another way to de-Judaize the Holocaust. Only against the Jews were the Nazis consistently "racists," although the Jews are not a race. The supposedly "Semitic" Arabs were allies of the Third Reich.

Nazi hatred focused almost exclusively on the Jews and excluded other "races" which, even when massacred during the war, were marginal in the German "racist" worldview. Dark-haired Hitler, obese Goering, petite Goebbels and their peers were not racial models for the supposedly "superior" Aryan man. Few Nazi ringleaders would have been featured in a manual for German Racism. Theirs was no racism, it was wanton desire to torture and kill with impunity, plain and simple.

Although the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 excluded Jews from society, they were unable to offer any racial definition of the Jew – because such a definition is impossible. It was not because of racism that Nazis hated the Jews, but the opposite is true: in order to implement their madness and Judeophobia they used racial arguments.

Today their heirs try to divert the struggle against social evils, and they are quite successful in vilifying Western democracies as "fascist" and "racist."

Iran's Ahmadinejad, who in 2006 invited the Ku Klux Klan to his infamous conference for Holocaust Denial in Tehran, was three years later the central speaker at the UN congress against racism in Geneva.

The writer is author of Judeophobia and is trying to re-introduce that term as an alternative to the ambiguous phrase "anti-Semitism."
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=250432

Canada: U.N. Anti-Racism Conference a ‘Gong Show’ of Hatred …That conference was marred by anti-Semitic bigotry that eventually led the United States Israel to walk out … Arab and Muslim countries ganged up in their criticisms of Israel.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/terry-trippany/2008/01/28/canada-calls-u-n-led-anti-racism-conference-gong-show-hatred-bigotry

Cohen Cont’d – Jonah Goldberg – The Corner on National Review Online Liberation of the aboriginal Jews (and anyone else lucky enough to find refuge within Israel’s borders) from the twin fascisms of pan-Arabism and Islamism …
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzY4ZjgzMDY3NmExNmE4ODM5NDRmODg3N2I5YTU4YWI=

Dr. Kenneth Levin… I believe that many people in the Arab world remain intoxicated with the messages constantly given them by leaders both secular and religious; a message not unlike that proffered to Germans between the world wars: That they are heirs to a superior nation which has been robbed of its proper superior status and must militantly reclaim it from those who have stolen the Arabs’ rightful place in the world. It is the message disseminated by what one liberal Arab writer called the “twin fascisms of Islamism and pan-Arabism.” For democracy to take root will require an end to the Arab romance with this fascist world view.
http://jpundit.typepad.com/jci/2005/07/kenneth_levin_i.html

Arab murder is Arab murder. It hasn’t changed in 100 years. We don’t call it “Palestinian terrorism”; the word “Palestinian” reflects legitimacy to Arabs who really want Israel dismantled and Jews out of the Middle East at all costs, even of their own children and livelihoods, as well as a political act to achieve a nationalist goal rather than what it really is: murdering Jews and those who support them. Arab fascism is Arab fascism, not a movement toward “national liberation”.

The world needs another Arab terrorist state like it needs a hole in the head. And even if a “peaceful” one was created, it’s only a matter of time before a coup occurs and brings the world back to square one. And the word “peace”, so bandied about, does not mean capitulation and the dismantling of Israel. For to the Arabs that is what “peace” means. This isn’t about 6 million Jews “oppressing” or dispossessing a few million Arabs. This is about a 250 million strong Pan-Arab Movement seeking to drive 6 million Jews into the sea.

The real apartheidists, the real racists, the real pro-Nazis, are the Arabs who use Joseph Goebbels’ Doublespeak and Big Lie techniques to do just those things they claim to abhor…
http://www.dafka.org/content/index.php?pid=1&id=19

Saudis laud credit card hacking scheme
Ynetnews – Jan 4 – 2012
Scheme widely reported in Saudi-Arabia as web surfers welcome damage caused to Israelis. ‘Jews are the most despicable, Hitler was right,’ one talkbacker says
Roi Kais Published: 01.03.12, 19:56 / Israel News
[…]
“If I were a hacker I would wish for 800000 credit cards to be leaked, not just 400000,” one … The responses were mostly hostile towards Jews and Israel. …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4170888,00.html

Saudis Claim Credit For Hack Of Israelis’ Credit Cards
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Adam Dickter Assistant Managing Editor
A group of Saudi hackers calling themselves Group XP claimed credit for exposing thousands of Israelis’ credit card numbers and other information on Monday.

“We decided to give the world a new year gift, about 400,000+ Israeli people information!!!,” declared the group, believed to be connected to the global hacking group Anonymous, whose affiliates have been arrested around the world for denial-of-service attacks on private and government web sites.

The information, collected by tracking purchases by Israelis, was posted on a page that redirected from a popular Israeli sports site, ONE, but quickly removed.

The attack targeted users of cards issued by IsraCard, Cal-Israel and Leumi Card. Those companies insisted the number of hacked accounts was far less than the Group Xp boast, about 15,000, and that users would not be held responsible for any fraudulent charges

The Israelis names, emails and credit card numbers, including the three-digit security codes were exposed.

The attack is an embarrassment to a country that prides itself on its fast growing high-tech industry.

“There’s no question that website security in Israel has to improve,” Dov Kotler, CEO of one of the affected credit card companies, Isracard, told Yediot Acharanot. “The newer websites pose less of a problem, because their security protocols are higher – it’s the older websites that have outdated security.”

Various reports quoted the hackers as saying in a statement “it will be so fun to see 400,000 Israelis stand in line outside banks and offices of credit card companies to complain that their cards had been stolen. To see banks shred 400,000 cards and reissue them. To see that Israeli cards are not accepted around the world, like the Nigerian cards.”

Chester Wisniewski, a senior advisor at Sophos, a global cybersecurity firm based in Canada, said both supporters and enemies of Israel have for years been waging denial-of-service attacks, which overwhelm a web site’s servers, in support of their causes. “It’s just a new twist on an old war,” he said.
http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/brief/saudis_claim_credit_hack_israelis_credit_cards

In an article titled “Ramon Can Go to Hell,” Hamed Salamin, a columnist for the UAE daily Al-Bayan, wrote:
An atmosphere of sadness and shock overcame the Israelis two days ago when NASA announced [Ramon’s] death¦ “This is enough to arouse joy in every heart that beats Arabism and Islam.”
http://www.adl.org/Anti_semitism/columbia.asp


Hiding Israel’s Contribution To The U.S. Military… the racism from the Arabs which Israel eliminated in its official policy….
http://www.gamla.org.il/english/article/2004/jan/win1.htm


What kind of role does anti-Semitism play in the Middle East Conflict? At what point does opposition to Israel turn into anti-Semitism? …The spiritual and physical connection of Jews with Zion has been continuous, preceding by centuries the emergence of Muslim conquerors from the Arabian deserts. Not only that, but over half the Israeli population is not “European” at all. It was uprooted from the Arab Middle East by exclusivist pan-Arabism, Islamic fanaticism, and the pressures of decolonization.
Yet sixty years ago, there were more than a million Jews in Arab lands. Their exodus says it all. Israel integrated them, providing a haven, pride, dignity and freedom as it did for the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. Palestinian refugees, on the other hand, were left to rot in UN refugee camps by their Arab brethren, fed with revanchist delusions about their inalienable “right of return” to Israel. If the Middle East tragedy is to be resolved, it is these camps ‘ the seedbed of terrorism and an entire culture of hatred ‘ which have to be dismantled and not the thriving Jewish state.
http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/klug.html


Op-Ed: What apartheid is and is not – The Stanford Daily Online And while black labor was exploited in slavery-like conditions under apartheid, ….. Islam is clearly anti-Semitic and racist against the Jews. …
http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2006/11/13/opedWhatApartheidIsAndIsNot


Good News From Europe and the US –
Don’t let the Arabist/anti-Semitic taint and news blackouts in the media fool you…
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/3252


Testimony at the UN… Jews have been an indigenous people of the Middle East for over 2,500 years. On the basis of race and religion, Arab regimes subjected Jews to arbitrary arrest, confiscation of property and expulsions. This is fully documented in this report by Justice for Jews from Arab Countries
http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1313923&ct=5118137&tr=y&auid=3586018

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson:
[T]he atmosphere of anti-Semitism at the NGO Forum was described as ˜hateful, even racist’ by former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. Source: U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 1361 EH, Sept. 23, 2008, I had urged the NGOs not to adopt it. But the process was democratic and they went ahead and adopted it. But I also have a democratic right to reject that declaration dealing with Israel. . . I think the NGO Forum, by including that text on Israel, have diminished the chances of it being adopted by the conference. I don’t think it can be adopted. Source: “Israel branded ˜racist’ by rights forum,” CNN, Sept. 2, 2001. [A]fter [an activist] showed Robinson the booklet, she stood up, waved it and said, ˜This conference is aimed at achieving human dignity. My husband is a cartoonist, I love political cartoons, but when I see the racism in this cartoon booklet, of the Arab Lawyers’ Union, I must say that I am a Jew – for those victims are hurting. I know that you people will not understand easily, but you are my friends, so I tell you that I am a Jew, and I will not accept this fractiousness to torpedo the conference.’ Source: “Robinson in Durban: I am a Jew,” The Jerusalem Post, Aug. 30, 2001.
http://blog.unwatch.org/?p=221

(Feb. 2009) European Union member states may follow in the footsteps of the United States [and Canada] which announced Friday it would not be participating in the Durban anti-racism conference set to take place in April, Critics of the April conference, say Arab nations will use it as a forum to bash Israel and charge that the draft document will limit freedom of religion and speech.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1067540.html

Expose ‘apartheid’ charge’s real agenda
11 Mar 2010 … Apartheid was a totalitarian system, not unlike many Arab regimes today. … of governance – not unlike many of the regimes in the Arab world today. …. away from its oppression and even killings of Christians and Jews. …

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=170733

Jewish spectator: Volumes 40-41
School of the Jewish Woman (New York, N.Y.) – 1975 [p. 75]

There is, of course, nothing racist about that. The real issue is not Zionism. Nor Arab Refugees. Nor occupied land. The real problem is Pan-Arabism. Arabs have the conviction that in all that vast expanse of land between the North Atlantic and the Indian subcontinent, only one kind of people may enjoy political independence. They claim, even as they feud among themselves, that there is only one “Arab nation,” that the entire area of North Africa and the Near East is its natural habitat, and that only Arabs have a right to sovereignty there.

http://books.google.com/books?id=C0NNAAAAYAAJ&dq=racism

http://books.google.com/books?id=C0NNAAAAYAAJ&dq=feud

‘Racists cry racism at U.N. conference’
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=10776

Terrorism and racism: the aftermath of Durban… the ‘Terrorists’ Racist Strategy’
http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=2&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=442&PID=0&IID=1117&TTL=Terrorism_and_Racism:_The_Aftermath_of_Durban

Arab states pressed the Durban racist strategy in …Arab states pressed the Durban racist strategy…
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp468.htm

Arab peace or Durban war? | Op-Ed Contributors | Jerusalem Post, Nov 25, 2008 … Arab peace or Durban war? By GERALD M. STEINBERG … This UN forum, ostensibly called to combat racism and discrimination, was abused by …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1226404835239&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Arab delegates led by Syria and Pakistan …
http://www.adl.org/durban


Let Us Study Racism in Durban, South Africa, Aug 8, 2001 … This is exactly what they wish to do at the U.N. Conference on Racism in Durban. The Arabs, hopelessly mired in xenophobic hatred of their …
http://www.gamla.org.il/english/article/2001/aug/win1.htm


Jewish Activists Stunned by Hostility, Anti-Semitism at Durban …On the grounds of the U.N. conference itself, the Arab Lawyers Union … attention on the conference’s ostensible anti-racist aim, Irene Khan, … They are also treated to lunch and dinner, courtesy of the Durban Jewish community. …
http://www.ujc.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=15621


Prepared Remarks
of
Brigitte Gabriel
Middle East and Academic Integrity on the American Campus
Columbia University in the City of New York
March 6, 2005



Environments of Hate: Indoctrination in the Arab World and Propaganda Advocacy in America’s University Classrooms


I’m honored to bring Columbia a unique perspective concerning the academic freedom issue. I see similarities between the issue and my personal experiences growing up. I was raised in an Arabic society in Lebanon that took impressionable young minds and filled them with propaganda. Minds that were young and didn’t know any better. I am an eyewitness and a victim of the indoctrination of hate education, racism, intolerance, intimidation and fabricated lies by my government and religious influences.
This indoctrination was for one purpose: To eradicate the newborn state of Israel; To foment hatred and wipe out Jewish presence in an Arab dominated world. For Arabs, the simple existence of Israel was viewed as a catastrophe…al nakbah! This pan Arab hate indoctrination was a reaction to Jews returning to their homeland after Arabic and Islamic belief for 1400 years that the Yahuds were vanquished and subjugated as Dhimmi.
I believe hate motivated indoctrination fosters irrational thinking and faulty reasoning whether it influenced my education as a child in Lebanon or the “advocacy education” that roils the classrooms here at Columbia. This is the root cause, for the controversy swirling around several members of the Middle East Asia Languages Arts and Culture (MEALAC) faculty and their alleged intimidation of students and other faculty.
What is at stake is our future, the students of today who will become tomorrow’s leaders. If their minds are poisoned with irrational hatred and the hate is not combated and eliminated, then academic freedom and free speech in an open marketplace of competitive ideas is dead.
But let me begin by talking about my experience growing up in Lebanon where doctrinal hatred of Jews and Israel was ever present.
From Television programs, to national songs, hourly radio newscasts and newspapers, our citizens were fed a steady diet of lies poisoning our attitudes towards the Jews. Israel – Aaesrael , Israel is the devil. Al-Yahud shayateen, The Jews are evil. Sarakou Al-Ard Al Arabiyah. They stole Arab land. Al Wakt al wahid allazi yassir endana salam huwa lamma naqtul kul al yahud wa narmihum bil bahr, The only time we’ll have peace in the Middle East is when we kill all the Jews and drive them into the sea. Every time Israel was mentioned it was attached to the phrase, Al adew al Israeli. The Israeli enemy.
My country and others saw nothing wrong with practicing this form of mind abuse. Of taking a generation hostage, molding them into misguided weapons; some willing to be martyred in the name of Islam or Palestinian nationalism. It’s a form of mental child abuse taking place in every Arab country.
As a Maronite Lebanese I went to a Christian private school. The pervasive national animosity toward the Jews affected us there to the extent that our Bibles did not include nor did we study the Old Testament. We didn’t even know it was a part of the bible. We were told that the Torah is the enemy’s book. We were young. We didn’t know any better. These were our teachers. We respected them and trusted them.
Had I not had the opportunity for an up-close and personal experience with the Israelis, I would have had nothing by which to judge or compare what I was being told by my society.
My eyes were opened when I spent 22 days in a hospital in northern Israel in the early 1980’s. I watched unbelievably as Israeli doctors treated my mother wounded by an artillery shell before he treated the wounded Iisral soldier lying next to her. They treated Lebanese Muslims and Palestinian militia fighters on a par with wounded IDF soldiers. I was shocked that this enemy, hated by the Arabs, treated us all with utmost courtesy, compassion, and respect. It was a transforming experience countering the lies and all the propaganda that I had been indoctrinated in as a child. Ultimately, I made a commitment to leave my home country and move to Israel to be with these people whose values I respected.
I ended up working in Israel as a television news anchor. I never felt like a second class citizen in Israel. To solidify my commitment to Israel I buried my beloved parents remains in the same Mount Zion cemetery in Jerusalem where the grave of a “ger t’zeddik” or righteous gentile-Oscar Shindler would one day be. I was tired of the lies exaggerations and manipulations of Arabic society, which brings me to another parallel concerning academic freedom and objectivity.



Where is objectivity in the Arab world when they claim that the destruction of the World Trade Center was a CIA/Mossad plot? Where is objectivity on campuses when similar claims and distortions are made? Can there be objectivity when advocacy and hatred is involved? Professor Richard Bullet was right when he coined the term “advocacy education.” How can a student get the facts by which to make a decision when professors advocate in their courses using ideological distortions to force form opinion instead of providing objective information for students to form their own opinions?
The lies that Arab society tried to teach me as a child in Lebanon are the same as those spread under the guise of academic freedom on the Morningside campus of Columbia. During a recent speech at a Columbia Law school forum, Professor Massad repeated 24 times in a half-hour that, “Israel is a racist Jewish apartheid oppressive state.” His exercise in academic freedom ignores the facts.
As a Middle Easterner brought up on this patent “Israel is a racist state” propaganda, I discovered it is total hate inspired nonsense. I’ve seen with my own eyes what kind of society Israel is. I consider Israel to be one of the most multi-racial and multi-cultural countries in the world. There are no racial restrictions on becoming a citizen of Israel like there are in many Arab countries. Remember, Jews can’t live in the neighboring Arab Kingdom of Jordan or in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Israel’s multi-racial society belies the charge of Racism. More than 100 different countries of the world are represented in the population of Israel. Consider how the Israeli government spent tens of millions of dollars airlifting more than 40,000 black Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1984 and 1991. Since 2001 Israel has reached out to help others taking in non-Jewish refugees from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Liberia, Congo and even Bosnian Muslims. How many such refugees have the 22 states in the Arab league taken in? The Arab world won’t even give Palestinian refugees citizenship in their host countries.



Over one million Arabs are full Israel citizens. An Arab sits on the Supreme Court of Israel. There are Arab political parties expressing views inimical to the State of Israel sitting in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Women are equal partners in Israel and have complete human rights. Professor Massad… show me an Arab nation with a Jew in their government. Show me an Arab country with half as many Jewish citizens as Israel has Arab citizens. I’ll borrow some of your academic freedom now and say that Arab nations are the real racist and oppressive states.
In the David Project film, “Columbia Unbecoming,” you hear a word familiar to us in the Arab world mentioned by these brave students and Rabbi Charles Sheer, the emeritus executive director of Barnard /Columbia Hillel. The word is: intimidation.
And people here at Columbia are up in arms that intimidation is mentioned? Let me tell you about intimidation. I know what using fear to deny freedom of thought is. In parts of the Arab world freely expressing your thoughts can get you killed. I said things as a news anchor that the Arabs did not like and it got my picture published in Hezbollah and PLO newspapers and magazines saying I should be killed.
What sort of academic atmosphere do you think that would foster here on American campuses? I’d like to think the ACLU would be up in arms and coming to my defense. As one who escaped repression and came to America I’m shocked that such elitists as the ACLU are the enemy to the pursuit of freedom. That people in America support the oppressive actions that I left in the Middle East simply astounds me.
Here at Columbia or DePaul I find more irony. When you speak out as a student you are told by some of the MEALAC faculty to leave the classroom. In the case of Professor Thomas Klocek at DePaul University you are suspended without due process for challenging lies about Israelis being Nazi occupiers by a Students for Justice in Palestine campus group. These are matters to be addressed by the Columbia administration, the ACLU and the AAUP now. What we’re getting is people hiding behind psychobabble about “academic freedom and free speech.” What we see is freedom being used to spread lies, bar the facts, bend the truth and poison the minds of future leaders.
Speaking for millions who suffered and those still suffering under tyranny and oppression… we don’t understand how people in American universities, who have enjoyed freedom for so long, can abuse that very freedom by doing things that hinder the spread of freedom throughout the world.
I see another parallel involving history that is happening here at Columbia and on other campuses. Anti Semites and anti Israelis have tapped into that part of the DNA of most Jews that paralyzes them from being confrontational when attacked. It’s as if the Arabs studied Krystallnacht…the “night of broken glass” November 9th, 1938 in Nazi Germany. Scare Jews off and they will not respond or won’t come back. Turning academic freedom into academic intimidation is the tactic being used here at Columbia and other campuses across the nation.
These ideologues know that they are teaching students who have no background or prior knowledge of the Middle East situation. What they are doing is an extension of what is taking place in schools in Palestinian and Muslim madrasses across the Islamic crescent. Repeat a lie enough and it becomes truth. You listen to what we say. If you don’t there will be consequences.
I have heard that a graduate student at the School of International and Public Affairs here at Columbia approached a professor about holding programs on global anti-Semitism. The tenured faculty member said that he would be “blacklisted.” Blacklisted by other Columbia faculty for even raising the topic. Further, this young graduate student was told not to even think of bringing up the subject of Genocide in the Sudan! Sounds like intellectual fascism to me.
This brings me to something I was surprised to discover. I have always known that Jews are into studying and debating and being informed people. I knew about the Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation and really thought that American Jewish children were prepared for life. What shocked me, really confounded me was how totally unprepared teenage Jews are when it comes to understanding the history of the Middle East conflict. The Jewish community has let freshmen down in preparing them to face what biased or hate filled college environments are throwing at them today.


Let me tell you something else about hate in the Arabic environment. Arab children are taught hatred of the Jew from their mother’s milk. They are constantly bombarded with stories and information presenting the Jew as barbaric, conniving, manipulative, warmongering people. You name it. While the Jew is taught patience, humility, service and charity to all:”tikkun olam”-to repair the world. No wonder professors with an agenda of hate propaganda can intimidate and belittle young Jewish students. It is time for the Jewish community to wake up. It is time that Jewish youths are prepared to do battle in the open cockpit of debate in college classrooms.
It is also time for tenured faculty at Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, DePaul, Duke, the University of California at Irvine to find their moral compasses and rise up with their colleagues and administrations to reclaim their campuses from the poisonous indoctrination of hate. Reclaim it and return the classroom to an intimidation free environment for young minds to learn the truth through open debate and give them, us and the world a better future.
Thank you.
http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20060824062857/http://www.americancongressfortruth.com/columbia-university-speech.html


Embracing Holocaust Deniers
In the wake of the intifada, crude Holocaust denial re-emerged as a means of delegitimizing Israel and Zionism, along with motifs that had typified the discourse of the early years of the Arab-Israeli conflict, such as regret that Hitler had not finished the job. Egyptian columnist Ahmad Rajab thanked Hitler for taking revenge on the Israelis “in advance on behalf of the Palestinians,” but noted that it was not complete.61 The PA semi-official paper al-Hayat al-Jadida published an article on 13 April by Khayri Mansur, entitled “Marketing Ashes,” which elaborates various themes common to Holocaust deniers: alleged political and economic exploitation by Zionist propaganda, and doubting the number of Jews exterminated as well as well as the existence of the gas chambers. The Hizballah website disseminated “The Holocaust Lie,” from Richard Harwood’s book Did Six Million Really Die?, and referred the browser to the Leuchter Report.63 Norman Finkelstein’s book The Holocaust Industry drew considerable attention in the Arab media. It was translated into Arabic, reviewed and discussed while Finkelstein himself was a welcome interviewee.64 Although it does not deny the Holocaust, the book was perceived as an anti-Jewish/anti-Zionist tract, confirming Arab claims of exploitation of the Holocaust for Zionist political ends. At the Durban conference, Arab and Muslim representatives attempted, publicly, for the first time, to trivialize the Holocaust by denying its uniqueness and turning it into one of many holocausts.
The centrality of Holocaust denial in the Arab discourse was manifested in two events ‘ an aborted conference of Western revisionists in Beirut, and an Arab forum on historical revisionism, which took place in May in Amman. The conference “Revisionism and Zionism,” co-sponsored by the California-based Institute of Historical Review (IHR), the leading Holocaust denial group in the world…
http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/asw2001-2/arab.htm


(Durban 2


EU threatens pullout from racism conference 

 

March 16 2009 at 08:07PM
 
Brussels – The European Union on Monday threatened to pull out of an upcoming United Nations conference on racism unless a controversial draft declaration, deemed anti-Semitic, is changed.

 

“The main voices were very sceptical about the directions of the papers prepared,” said Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency.

 

The EU is seeking to remove at least five paragraphs from the draft declaration relating to the situation in the Palestinian territories, such as an assertion that “in order to consolidate the Israeli occupation, (Palestinians) have been subjected to unlawful collective punishment, torture.”

 

Schwarzenberg, speaking to reporters after presiding over a meeting of EU foreign ministers, said the EU would “probably” send its own suggestions for the draft.

 

Italy has already pulled out of the conference
“If the conference will be in line with that then we will stay, otherwise there is a strong call to withdraw,” he said.

 

Italy has already pulled out of the April 20-24 conference in Geneva, “complaining of unacceptable, aggressive and anti-Semitic phrases,” while Britain has said it will not attend unless there is a “change in direction” to the draft declaration.

 

Israel, Canada and the United States have also vowed to boycott this year’s gathering, dubbed “Durban II”.

 

The inaugural racism conference, held Durban in September 2001, saw a walkout by Israeli and US delegates in protest against a bid by Arab nations to adopt a resolution equating Zionism with racism.

 

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is among those calling for a unified EU withdrawal from the talks unless the preparatory papers are substantially modified.

 

The documents “suggest that this is not simply dealing with racism, but that the conference could be diverted by the taking of one-sided positions on the Middle East conflict, or to condemn some European and American positions regarding the Arab-Muslim world,” he said after the Brussels meeting.

 

“I would plead for us to withdraw from this conference if in the coming hours and days we don’t get a substantial modification of these documents,” he said. – Sapa-AFP

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=3&art_id=nw20090316193612328C818953&set_id=

 

EU ultimatum to the OIC: Change your tune on Durban II or we won’t … EuropeNews
http://europenews.dk/en/node/21207

 

Italy pulls out of UN racism conference The Associated Press
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gJ-jO8GITRBOpeVyJThpU1Ys7NGAD96O3MOO2

 

Italy says no to Durban II
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – Mar 5, 2009
He said the statements in question “must be eliminated,” and that Italy would not participate unless the draft document was changed. …
http://jta.org/news/article/2009/03/05/1003490/italy-says-no-to-durban-ii

 

Australia ready to boycott Durban II
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – [March 17, 2009] … (JTA) — Australia said it will boycott the Durban II anti-racism conference unless the heavily anti-Israel conference draft document is changed. …
http://jta.org/news/article/2009/03/17/1003772/australia-ready-to-boycott-durban-ii

 

Mideast Outpost: Durban II: The U.N.’s Racist Jamboree, The U.N.’s Durban Review Conference, scheduled for April 2009 in Geneva… The key individual keeping tabs on what she aptly calls the U.N. Racist “Anti-Racism” Campaign is the Hudson Institute’s indefatigable Anne Bayefsky. She has posted the “Draft Outcome Document” for Durban II on the website http://www.EYEontheUN.org…. the threat posed by Durban II goes beyond Israel — and indeed beyond anything in Durban I. As noted earlier Durban I ended just before 9/11 — in its aftermath Islamic organizations and countries have been nurturing an odd combination of sentiments: a sense of grievance and victimhood along with feelings of empowerment. The end result is that the Moslem countries setting the agenda for Durban II seek to outlaw a new form of “racism,” namely “Islamophobia.”
…the Draft Document seeks to undercut counterterrorism and national security efforts with the accusation that they “hamper…progress in the collective struggle against racism.” Any suggestion that Islam or Muslims have anything to do with terrorism is attacked as xenophobia leading to “worsening of the situation of Muslim minorities around the world.”
http://mideastoutpost.com/archives/000505.html

 

Criticism of Israel dropped from Durban II draft resolution
Ha’aretz – March 17, 2009

Initial draft resolutions for the United Nations Durban II summit branded Israel as an occupying state that carries out racist policies. …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1071735.html

U.S. boycotts racism conference, says it ‘singles out’ Israel
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A major United Nations anti-racism conference was thrown into further disarray Sunday when more countries joined a U.S. boycott amid concerns it was developing into a platform for attacking Israel…
Australia and the Netherlands were the latest to pull out of next week’s meeting in Geneva, as a dispute gathered pace over a document said to single out Israel for its racism…
Canada, Israel, Italy and Sweden have also announced they are boycotting the conference aimed at creating a global blueprint for tackling discrimination. Britain says it will attend.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, whose past comments on the Holocaust and Israel are likely to overshadow his contributions to the debate, has reportedly confirmed his attendence.
U.S. State Department officials say redrafts of the offending document, which will reaffirm anti-discrimination commitments agreed at a 2001 meeting in Durban, South Africa, have failed to resolve outstanding issues.
America objected to the 2001 agreement — joining Israel in walking out of the Durban meeting — and says the current document “prejudges key issues that can only be resolved in negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.”
Australia’s Foreign Minister Stephen Smith echoed the concerns on Sunday, saying that Israel was being unfairly targeted..
“Regrettably, we cannot be confident that the Review Conference will not again be used as a platform to air offensive views, including anti-Semitic views,” he said.
The United States says that despite its boycott, it “will continue to work assiduously” with all nations “to combat bigotry and end discrimination.”
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/04/19/racism.conference/index.html


Obama: Durban II risks ‘hypocritical’ Israel hatred – Haaretz …Apr 21, 2009 …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1079354.html


Obama Skips Controversial U.N. Durban Conference by Thomas P. Kilgannon 04/20/2009 … in two words — bureaucratic terrorism. The conference is dominated by the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and is used largely as a forum to promote hatred of Israel. The gathering in Geneva is a follow-on to the World Conference Against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001 — a conference which found the American and Israeli delegates walking out in protest. It was described by the late Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, as “the most sickening and unabashed display of hate for Jews I had seen since the Nazi period.”
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31520&page=1&viewID=879044


Today, neo-Nazis, Islamists and Arabists as well as their supporters pursue the traditional antisemitic aim of making the world Judenrein — i.e. cleansed of Jews – – and… one step further, attempting also to make it Judenstaatrein — i.e. free of a Jewish state
http://www.cjccc.ca/antisemitism/antisemitism_link_29.pdf


Attacks on Jews by Arabs in Concordia University the “centre of militant Arabism in Canada”
http://www.hfienberg.com/kesher/2002_09_08_kesher_archive.html


Hate Speech At San Francisco State University

By Richard L. Cravatts February 24, 2009

…The virulence of anti-Israelism and antisemitism at The University of California, Irvine campus, for instance, has been so flagrant and endemic in recent years that it actually prompted an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, the findings of which were issued in a damning 2007 report. But San Francisco State University is not far behind in the ignoble way it has enabled its Muslim students’ organizations to create a veritable reign of terror on campus against Jewish and pro-Israel students, while simultaneously attempting to silence voices of opposition, a situation made evident this January when SFSU’s College Republicans were once again pushed into the limelight for their outspoken challenges to the school’s ubiquitous Palestinianism.

Playing off the recent indignity suffered by former president Bush when an insolent reporter hurled a shoe at the President’s head during a press conference, the College Republicans had set up a booth to let students who so wished to sign an anti-Hamas, anti-terror petition and throw a shoe at a Hamas flag. Deeply “offended” by the Republicans for daring to condemn terrorists, rather than the Israeli state in defending its civilians from genocidal attack, members of SFSU’s General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) and socialist club overturned the table, seized the Hamas flag, and were physically aggressive enough in their assault of the Republican students to result in two of their members, Muhammad Abdullah and Jeremy Stern, being put under arrest.

The outcome of this event, one would think, would be fairly straightforward, since the pro-Hamas protestors clearly violated SFSU’s own rules for student behavior, which clearly prohibit “conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person within or related to the university community, including physical abuse, threats, intimidation, [or] harassment,” all of which the Republican group experienced.

But in the morally-inverted world of academia, the Republican group, for the third time, find themselves the target of punishment and censure, not their attackers, and the “offended parties — the GUPS and the socialist club — have made some breathtakingly audacious demands to the SFSU administration: the College Republicans must be punished or sanctioned for throwing shoes at the Hamas flag; pending charges should be dropped against the two protestors who assaulted the College Republicans and seized the Hamas flag; and, most ominously for defenders of free expression on campus, a forum should be created to “educate” students about what forms of speech the “offended” students deem acceptable or unacceptable, including what the Left regularly tries to proscribe as “hate speech.”

The idea that one group of college students believe they can and should decide what acceptable speech is at any given moment is a particularly chilling concept, particularly when those same students have defined their political beliefs with an unwavering support for the jihadist aggression of groups that threaten not only Israel, but the West, as well.

Two years ago, the College Republicans held a similar anti-terrorism rally at which SFSU students were invited to stomp on the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah, and with similar punitive results: the complaining students accused the Republican group members of “acts of incivility” and “intimidation,” suggesting that they created a “hostile environment” by publicly walking over the terrorist flags, which, unbeknownst to the Republican students, happen bear the name of Allah in Arabic script.

While college demonstrators here and abroad regularly burn, deface, and desecrate the flags of Israel and the United States, something that the courts have repeatedly upheld as Constitutionally-protected speech, only on a campus controlled by Left-leaning faculty and radicalized students could the protest against the flags of genocidal terrorist thugs be considered, as it was here, an attempt to “incite violence,” “hateful religious intolerance” and an act by those who “pre-meditated the stomping of the flags knowing it would offend some people and possibly incite violence.” Thanks to the intervention of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a group that defends campus free speech, the Republican club was exonerated, but only after they had been dragged through proceedings by University officials who had to be reminded by FIRE that “speech does not constitute incitement if a speaker’s words result in violence because people despise what the speaker said and wish to silence him or her.”

Were only the College Republicans acting out in a provocative way on an otherwise peaceful SFSU campus, they might well be rebuked for being crude and demonstrating impolite and impolitic behavior. But not only has the campus gained notoriety for the outrageousness of some of its morally-defective protests, but the same “offended” parties who sought punishments for the College Republicans, the General Union of Palestinian Students, have continually been at the center of a succession of riots, protests, and anti-Israel, anti-American hate-fests and counter-protests at which radical speakers regularly, and with unbridled invective, denounce and demonize Jews, Zionists, Israel, Republicans, and America.

Most notorious, for example, was the Muslim student-sponsored, pro-Palestinian April 2002 demonstration that included odious flyers and posters depicting a dead Palestinian baby on a soup-can label imprinted with the words “Palestinian Children Meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites under American license,” echoing the centuries-old blood libel of European antisemitism that accused Jews of murdering Gentile children and using their blood to bake matzos — a slander that has, not surprisingly, currently gained credence in the Arab world. Even if the perpetrators of this cruel protest consider this type of expression merely “academic free speech” and legitimate debate about Zionism, and also disingenuously claim that that there is no underlying Jew-hatred here, only debate about Israeli policies, and even if they are to be believed, might not such flyers possibly offend Jewish students on campus? Could accusing an ethnic group of infanticide possibly be construed as “intimidation” or fostering “incivility” on campus?

Not content to mount their own vile protests against Zionism, Jews, and Israel, the pro-Palestinian student groups took it upon themselves the following month to disrupt a vigil for Holocaust Remembrance Day where some 30 Jewish students who were reciting the Mourners’ Kaddish — the Jewish prayer for the dead — were shouted down by protesters who countered with grisly prayers in memory of Palestinian suicide bombers. The pro-Palestinian counter-demonstrators, armed with whistles and bull horns, physically assaulted the Jewish students, spat on them, and screamed such charming epithets as “Too bad Hitler didn’t finish the job,” “Get out or we will kill you,” “F**k the Jews,” “Die racist pigs,” and “Go back to Russia, Jews.” The violence escalated to the extent that San Francisco police officers finally had to usher the Jewish students to safety off campus. “This is not civic discourse, this is not free speech,” lamented Laurie Zoloth, SFSU’s Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the time of the incident, “this is the Weimar Republic with brown shirts it cannot control.”

Is this merely academic debate about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, or is something more insidious finding expression in the minds of these hate-filled students blinded by their obsession with the plight of the Left’s favorite third-world victims, the Palestinians? Claims by pusillanimous college administrators that hate-filled protests against Jews and Israel are merely conversations about politics are more than disingenuous; while universities see no difficulty is making moral judgments about “hate speech” when it is aimed at groups who have achieved status as victims in a world bereft of social justice — blacks, gays, Palestinians, illegal aliens, among them — that same moral recognition is oddly absent when vitriolic charges of racism, imperialism, apartheid, ethnic cleansing, occupation, and genocide are carelessly lodged at Israel and its supporters in the U.S. and the West. Victim status also insulates members of those groups from criticism; only the acts and behavior of the “other,” the oppressors, are subject to critique, a convenient way for SFSU’s jihad-supporting student groups to justify their ideological onslaught against the Zionism and Jews.

How has this corruption of what should be legitimate academic debate come about? Irwin Cotler, a Canadian MP and former minister of justice and attorney-general, believes that this pernicious ideology has manifested itself so “that Israel is delegitimized, if not demonized, by the ascription to it of the two most scurrilous indictments of 20th-century racism — Nazism and apartheid — the embodiment of all evil. These very labels of Zionism and Israel as ˜racist, apartheid and Nazi’ supply the criminal indictment. No further debate is required.”

Given this false sense of moral superiority by the libelous framing of Israel as the singularly most evil nation on earth, its campus enemies at SFSU and elsewhere feel free to speak against it in the most destructive and hurtful way possible. At the same time, pro-Israel, anti-terrorism voices are marginalized, disregarded, shouted down, or, as in the case of the College Republicans most recently, denounced as hate speech, unworthy of being part of an ongoing, vigorous debate, and deserving only of being punished and silenced by those who want only one side of the debate to be heard in what should be a vigorous, thoughtful debate in the ˜marketplace of ideas.’
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/02/hate_speech_at_san_francisco_s.html

Jewish students warned of growing threat of violence
Posted: February 26, 2009, 4:47 PM by Chris Boutet
By Craig Offman, National Post
The Canadian Federation of Jewish Students warned Thursday about the growth of violence and threats against Jews who overtly support Israel or who are wearing clothing that identifies them as Jews.
“Such dangerous including swarming, confinement, verbal and physical abuse poses threats not only to Jewish students but also to the fabric of civil discourse that Canadians proudly cherish,” said CFJS chair of Israel Affairs, Noah Kochman, at a Toronto press conference…
On February 11, York University students blocked the entrance to the office of Hillel, a Jewish campus group, shouting anti-Israel and allegedly anti-Semitic statements. Campus and city police had to escort the students through the swarm. The Toronto Police Service are investigating a potential hate crime.
The RCMP is investigating an incident at the University of British Columbia, in which a pro-Palestinian student allegedly assaulted two Jewish students after pro-Hamas and PLO posters on a dorm-room door were pulled down.
During the conference, Mr. Kochman, a McGill student, claimed he has seen a spike in complaints from Jewish students across the country in recent weeks. He also alluded to several incidents–including the dissemination of posters that featured anti-Semitic caricaturesbut declined to identify where the events took place or who was involved.
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2009/02/26/jewish-students-warned-of-growing-threat-of-violence.aspx?CommentPosted=true


Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time
News Analysis
By David Bedein & Shmuel Sokol, For The Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Jerusalem During the course of the 20th century, and especially in the years since the 1967 Six Day War, there has been a dramatic change in the academic and popular historiography of the Middle East.

The traditional narratives have been supplanted by new and fundamentally different and revisionist ways of looking at the region and its conflicts.
A case in point: In 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein told the Dutch newspaper Trouw that “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity.”

In reality, today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

In actuality, during the period of time in which Judea/Palestine was under the yoke of Ottoman imperialism, the dominant national identification of the “Palestinian Arabs,” a group of scattered peasants (fellahin in Arabic), was that of members of the Arab people, and more specifically as residents of greater Syria.

Palestinian nationalism as such did not exist. There has never been an independent Palestinian state, nor has Jerusalem ever been the capital of an independent Arab polity.


These facts, while undeniably true, do not in any way form the basis for modern thought and diplomatic practice in regards to Israel and its long-running conflict with its Arab neighbors.

Though Arab governments in a spirit of Pan-Arabism founded the PLO, the acknowledged historical chronology relegates such inconvenient facts to the dustbin.

Instead, fiction assumes the realm of fact while charges of racism are leveled against anyone who denies the veracity of “Palestinian claims.”

Instead of the Palestinians being perceived as a group of immigrants from various Arab states that have only recently coalesced into a semi-unified community, they are acknowledged as a group deserving of equal rights to the historical Jewish homeland.

It is to combat these myths that Professor Steven Carol has published his new book, Middle East Rules of Thumb (iUniverse 2008). Professor Carol examines the underlying assumptions behind popular support for the “Palestinian” cause, and the policy ramifications of such ideas.

A good example of this would be his treatment of the Arab-Israeli conflict as the sole source of Middle East instability. It has been contended, by both the Arabs and the international community, that the underlying problem in the region is Israeli intransigence and that a negotiated peace with the “Palestinians” would lead to a better climate for economic growth and the spread of democratic values.

However, in the spirit of Josef Joffe (see “A World Without Israel,” Foreign Policy, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/atltvk), Dr. Carol has compiled a list, chart, six pages in length, that lists the various religious, national and ethnic conflicts in the Arab/Muslim world that predate Israeli independence in their root causes, or, having begun since the inception of the Zionist enterprise, still have no connection to the settlement of Jews in their ancestral homeland. Dr. Carol does the general public a great service in providing historical, religious and political context to what one sees every day in the newspapers.

The book is written in a light and breezy style, making it easy to read. This is quite an accomplishment, given the subject matter.

As a companion to such books as Myths and Facts or From Time Immemorial, rather than a self-contained work in and of itself, Middle East Rules of Thumb proves itself to be a both a highly entertaining read and a good source of information.

Having taught at such schools as Adelphi University and Long Island University, written previous scholarly and popular works and consulted for radio, Dr. Carol certainly knows his subject material and is familiar with writing for a popular audience. Dr. Carol supplements the main body of his work with generous and well-written appendixes that are both entertaining and informative.
http://thebulletin.us/articles/2009/02/17/news/world/doc4998f9c1e482f146216741.txt


 

Venezuela 2000-1, Antisemitism And Racism, Responses to the intifada in the media, in wall graffiti and by Arab organizations in Venezuela such as FEARAB (Arab Federation for Latin America) were directed at de-legitimizing the State of Israel, which was accused of causing the Palestinian tragedy.
The radical language used against Israel was not infrequently antisemitic, for example, the comparison of Israeli soldiers with Nazis…
http://antisemitism.tau.ac.il/asw2000-1/venezuela.htm

 

Chavez’s Venezuela: The Jewish Community Under Threat …Praise for Chavez and his anti-Israel actions echoed across the Arab and Muslim … Chavez Fosters Atmosphere of Intimidation and Fear for Venezuelan Jewish …
http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Semitism_International/Chavez_Venezuela_Under_Threat.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_10

 

Venezuela’s Chávez: the New Hero in the Arab World – Mideast Watch …
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/mideast-watch/2009/1/16/venezuelas-chavez-the-new-hero-in-the-arab-world.html?s_cid=etRR-0224

 

Chavez, hero of the Arab world | The Observers, Chavez’s anti-American ramblings have always found a ready audience in the Arab world. But since the Venezuelan leader referred to Israel’s operation in …
http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20090126-chavez-hero-arab-world-gaza-israel-war

 

Nasrallah: Arabs have much to learn from Chavez
http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/7oi23/nasrallah_arabs_have_much_to_learn_from_chavez

 

Chavez forging his own links / Venezuelan president makes arms …”The Arabs have appreciated Chavez’s declarations of support, and the Arab League has promised to lobby in behalf of Venezuela in the United Nations.”
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/23/MNG18K43KL1.DTL

 

President Chavez and Archbishop Porras spar punches in return bout
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=74748

 

Critical foreigners will be expelled: Chavez
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20070019909

 

Defector: Chavez gave money to Al Qaeda
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30350

 

Chavez on Al Jazeera
http://thebosun.wordpress.com/2006/08/07/venezuelan-president-chavez-on-al-jazeera

 

Al Arabyia Supports Chavez
http://www.sandmonkey.org/2006/12/08/al-arabiya-supports-chavez/

 

The Chavez Regime: Fostering Anti-Semitism and Supporting Radical …”In that Zionist, criminal and terrorist state, the Arabs who are supposed … Report: Anti-Semitism on Rise in Venezuela; Chavez Government “Fosters Hate” …
http://www.adl.org/main_International_Affairs/venezuela_anti_semitism_report.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_5

 

Chavez pledges unity with Syria – Americas – MSNBC.comChavez develops ties with Arabs Chavez said he and Syria shared a “decisive and firm” stance against “imperialism” and American attempts for “domination.” …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14583678/from/RS.3/

 

He’s also recalled Venezuela’s ambassador to Israel, scoring big points among Arabs. Using Israel and the United States as punching bags …
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0608/30/sitroom.03.html

 

“Palestinian Artists Find Venezuelan Ally – Forward.com “The relationship between Venezuela and Israel has been strained ever since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez began adopting an increasingly pro-Arab.
http://www.forward.com/articles/10895/

 

Chavez plans for terrorist regime: Venezuelan security officials …Intelligence sources familiar with the cover-up say Chavez is withholding information on the Arabs, some of whom were important financial contributors to terrorism
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_2_19/ai_96238181/pg_2

 

BBC NEWS Middle East On tour with Chavez and Ahmadinejad Presidents Ahmadinejad of Iran and Chavez of Venezuela revel in each others’ … than is usual with Western or Arab leaders in this security-conscious age.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6265190.stm

 

From Venezuela, a counterplot: as agents from rogue Arab states …Exhorting his countrymen to return to their “Arab roots,” Chavez has paid state visits to Libya, Iraq and Iran and signed a series of mutual-cooperation …
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_6_19/ai_98415813

 

In 2001, Chavez paid state visits to and signed “cooperation agreements” with … has illegally given more than 270 Venezuelan passports to Arab extremists. …
http://www.defenddemocracy.org/in_the_media/in_the_media_show.htm?doc_id=265102

 

Venezuela: Anatomy of a Dictator
http://www.securityaffairs.org/issues/2006/11/fleischman.php

 

BBC NEWS Americas Bishop attacks ‘Chavez control’Bishop attacks ‘Chavez control’. President Hugo Chavez The president of Venezuela’s Catholic Bishops Conference, Baltazar Porras, has accused the …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/americas/3341771.stm

 

Catholic World News : Chavez renews conflict with Venezuelan bishops4, 2007 (CWNews.com) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has renewed his attacks on the country’s Catholic hierarchy, saying that the Venezuelan bishops’ …
http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=52171

 

Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Private Hospitals in Venezuela
http://www.medindia.net/news/Chavez-Threatens-to-Nationalize-Private-Hospitals-in-Venezuela-23043-1.htm

 

(Totalitarian) Hugo Chavez versus (free voice) RCTV
http://www.freerctv.com/blog-entry.php?entry=17

 

Strategy Op. Ed.: -Hugo Chavez — “dictator-in-training”With the pieces in place, Chavez will get the legislature to “vote” for dictatorship. Chavez’s dictatorship will squash those foolish enough to express …
http://www.davidbruceallen.com/strategyoped/2007/05/hugo_chavezs_fi.html

 

Venezuela’s Chavez Squeezes Oil Companies With Taxes
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=nifea&&sid=a3z63_HrIvtc

 

Chavez Threatens Venezuela Central Bank Takeover
http://www.franz-lee.org/files/pandemonium00915.html

 

the full Arab League has voiced its support for UN Security Council Seat.
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/9/20/123752.shtml

 

Descendants of Arabs thriving in S. America -DAWN – International …Venezuela has a flourishing Arab community of about 1.5 million… business and commerce. Shop names like Flower of Palestine are a common …
http://www.dawn.com/2005/05/14/int14.htm

 

Japan Today – News – Chavez moves to nationalize power, telecoms firmsgo look at CNN, the americans are grooming Chavez to be Castro’s replacement. …. They were all for taking out one of Chavez’s Arab buddies. …
http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/395474/all

 

Chávez has developed what some observers call a postmodern dictatorship, …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/04/AR2006080401768.html

 

The constitutional changes draft has been leaked: the path to an eternal Chavez dictatorship
http://daniel-venezuela.blogspot.com/2007/06/constitutional-changes-draft-has-been.html

 

Latin American Herald Tribune – Worldwide Condemnation Pours Down …Jan 21, 2009 … Worldwide Condemnation Pours Down On Venezuela After Synagogue Attack in Caracas … of Palestinian and Arab supporters in Venezuela were responsible. …. The American Jewish Committee stands with Congressman Engel in …

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=10717&ArticleId=326963  

Venezuela expels Israeli ambassador over Gaza World News …Jan 6, 2009 … Chavez’s government says it’s expelling the Israeli ambassador in response to … Justice Minister Tarek El Aissami, who is of Arab descent, … http://www.cleveland.com/world/index.ssf/2009/01/venezuela_expels_israeli_ambas.html  

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Expels Israeli Ambassador …Jan 6, 2009 … Venezuela Expels Israeli Ambassador, Staff …. as a sizable population of Arab descent, hundreds of people marched to the Israeli Embassy … http://cbs5.com/national/Venezuela.israel.gaza.2.901451.html


Moroccan Islamist Daily: “Amazighs of Morocco, Where Do You Stand on Palestine?” On January 15, the Moroccan pro-Hamas Islamist daily Al-Tajdid published a column by Hassan Bouikhf titled “Amazighs of Morocco, Where Do You Stand on Palestine?” The article took to task Berber activist groups that did not show support for the Palestinians in Gaza:

February 26, 2009 No. 2262

Columnist Ahmed ‘Asid: We Don’t March Because Islamists and Pan-Arabists Have Monopolized the Public Sphere

Columnist Ahmed ‘Asid responded to Al-Tajdid’s accusations in the Moroccan Bayan Al-Yawm daily on January 23, 2009: “¦We know the Moroccan people’s solidarity with the Palestinian people, and we [the Amazighs] join in this. It is in the hearts of people of all ages and in all sectors [of society]. It is a true and spontaneous solidarity¦ But there is nowhere for this to be expressed apart from the private sphere. As for the public sphere, it is monopolized by others who have other aims in expressing solidarity¦ The author’s second error is that he has limited solidarity with Palestine to participation in marches organized by the political current to which he himself belongs [i.e. the Islamists], in cooperation with the pan-Arab current – whether in its left-wing, nationalist salafi, or right-wing liberal forms. Everyone knows that these marches are held in the framework of these two political ideologies [Islamism and pan-Arabism], both of which we reject completely and irrevocably. These marches are organized in the name of the Moroccan people, but in truth they only represent their organizers, and promote a ‘solidarity’ of a different sort, and a struggle of a different sort – [that of] agitators for jihadi Islam and preachers of pan-Arabism, whose feelings are roused only when it is Arabs who are wronged¦

“Thus, we are for Palestinian rights and against the instrumental political use to which they are put; we are for the Palestinian people but against Hamas, [Islamic] Jihad, and all the peddlers of Palestinian blood¦ We are against the savagery of brutal revenge demonstrated by Palestinian political Islam in the Gaza coup, and against all the maneuvers aiming to derail political talks through missiles – which kill no one apart from the Palestinian dream of an independent state. We believe that the Palestinian cause is a human one that is larger than the Arabs and the Muslims, and that those who have Arabized it and Islamized it have cost it the world’s forceful solidarity and have turned it into a wearisome play of which all have tired¦” [4]

Berber Activist Moha Moukhlis: “The ‘Arab Street’ Is Jubilant When an Indoctrinated Palestinian Child Blows Himself up in Tel Aviv” – And Ignores Crimes in Darfur and Kurdistan

An article by the Moroccan Berber journalist Moha Moukhlis posted on the amazighworld.org website expressed in starker terms what some Berbers feel is the gulf between themselves and the Arab world: “¦I want first to emphasize that I am writing as an Amazigh deprived of my most basic and legitimate rights: to be myself in the land of my ancestors and to express myself freely without constraint.

“I am not part of the flock that bleats as it is being led to the slaughterhouse. I am allergic to totalitarian ideologies and impassioned rhetoric. I hate confusions and ambiguities: I am an Amazigh, a free man.

“I can thus affirm that the tragedy of the Gaza Palestinians serves as fuel for Hamas, a gang of fundamentalist criminals who are perpetrating self-genocide, with the assistance of genocidal Arab regimes. [They are] mentally disturbed people who hate life and use the blood of their fellow Muslims to perpetuate their macabre aura.

“What can homemade and primitive rockets do against the fifth [largest] army in the world? ‘[They can bring us] Paradise,’ say the Islamists and their dark networks, and they have the Quranic verses and hadith to prove it! [These are] criminal Islamists who conceive of their own people as cannon fodder destined to build up their bogus ‘glory’¦

Death is their ideal, their culture, and the pillar of their values. The society that it [Hamas] dominates is indoctrinated to murder, to kill in jubilation and in horror. They are vampires who suck the blood of their citizens¦ It matters little to them if hundreds of children die or are torn to shreds. They think that they will go straight to Paradise. How morbid!

“And the so-called ‘Arab street[?]’ A brainless herd that has been indoctrinated and riled up and that has lost all sense of gravity and direction. They express their hatred for the Jews, whom they hope to exterminate from the face of the Earth¦ Yet this ‘Arab street’, which sees itself as the voice of the [world’s] peoples, never dared to lift a finger against the crimes committed by the Hamas fundamentalists, or by the Arabo-Islamist regimes against non-Arab populations in Darfur, Kurdistan, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Algeria, or Niger. No! [And] the rights of the Amazigh people are supposed to be sacrificed on the altar of [this] Arab fundamentalism ¦

It is striking that the denunciation of the massacres in Gaza by the ‘Arab street’ and the Arab ‘intellectuals’ is not meant to defend the Palestinians’ right to live in peace, but to denounce the identity of the aggressor: the Jew. Who cares about the massacre perpetrated by the Hamas gangs against their brothers in Fatah? This macabre [attitude] is taken to extremes: The ‘Arab street’ is jubilant when an indoctrinated Palestinian child blows himself up in Tel Aviv.”

“The Amazigh People¦ Will Never Give in to the Siren [Songs] of the Peddlers of Death

Moukhlis continues: “They criticize the Amazigh movement for its ‘silence’ on Gaza! This is because its position [on Gaza] is determinant [of its status]: either it goes along with the herd, or else it is condemned and accused of high treason against the fundamentalist Arab nation. To rehabilitate itself, it is expected to send its children to blow themselves up in Tel Aviv, to teach them to hate Jews, and to express the wish, after every prayer, that they [the Jews] will disappear from the Earth!

“No! The Amazigh people love life and work to perpetuate it. They will never give in to the siren [songs] of the peddlers of death and human flesh. They will always know to defend just causes without hatred and without vengefulness. While for the ‘Arab street’ and the Arab fundamentalist groups the death of dozens of children and women means nothing – since their death is a means of entering Paradise – for the Amazighs the life of every human being is sacred and must be defended by legal means and with respect for the other.

“In order to develop, the Arab fundamentalists and [pan-]Arabists need to start by changing. This change, which will allow them to build a future for coming generations, needs to be based on the total and definitive rejection of the culture of death.”

Kabyle Writer: “Selective Humanism and Compassion Are the Expression of an Unspoken Racism

The same attitudes could be observed in Algeria as well as Morocco. In an article on the Kabyle (Algerian Berber) website kabyle.com, Azouaou Azeggagh wrote: “The Palestinians, taken hostage in the Gaza Strip, suffer martyrdom while serving as a human shield in a war imposed on them by Hamas’ Islamist militias and their allies in Damascus and Tehran. The media are at the source of the clamors of indignation heard from the four corners of the world when faced with the horrors of a war broadcast live¦ They would do better to turn against the persecutors of the Palestinians’ liberty -namely, the Hamas fundamentalists, disciples of Khomeini and bin Laden¦

The method remains simple and terribly effective. First, you must make Israel commit an error, by launching rockets from crowded neighborhoods, schools, or hospitals, so that the return fire will inevitably hit the largest number of civilians possible – preferably women and children. Then, you show the TV [crews] the shredded bodies, and there you go. The condemnations pour in and the world looks at Israel as the barbarian of the 21st century, when it did nothing but defend its right to live – a right openly and unambiguously contested by Islamists of all stripes.

“Nonetheless, Western opinion, which often stops at the emotional level, wants neither to see nor to understand the reasons for the Israeli military reaction. [According to them], all Israel had to do was not fall into the trap of its enemies. What Western opinion forgets is that with such a reaction, it encourages in Gaza what it condemns at home: Islamist terrorism¦

“Other tragedies – in Darfur, Kivu, Gambia, the Ivory Coast, Kabylia, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, and the Touareg lands ([in] Niger, Mali, Lybia, and Algeria) – are largely minimalized, and do not give rise to mass movements [of sympathizers]. Selective humanism and compassion are the expression of an unspoken racism. The victims of political and military violence are equal in death, whatever their identity.”

“The Majority of Kabyles Cannot Show Solidarity with Hamas – When It Is Arab Islamism that Remains the Principle Menace to the Survival of the Amazigh Peoples”

Another author, D. Messaoudi, wrote on the same website: “The violence of the fighting, the mistakes [on the battlefield], and the proportion of civilians killed by the IDF in Operation Cast Lead have traveled the world round. Both in Europe and in the so-called Arab countries, the tragedies of the Kabyles, the Kurds, and the Darfurians have not excited the same compassion. In this context, it should be added that no one in Algeria or in [other] Berber countries cared when, for eight years, the Islamic jihadi militias of Hamas and Hizbullah tore Israel to pieces with Qassam rockets and Grad missiles.

“The majority of Kabyles cannot show solidarity with Hamas when it is Arab Islamism that remains the principle menace to the survival of the Amazigh peoples¦

“To be sure, the slaughter being carried out by the Israeli army against the Arab Palestinian residents of Gaza is condemnable. Thus it is normal that the Arabs of other country would express solidarity with their blood brothers, try to bring in non-Arab Muslims on a basis of religious solidarity, and try to swell their ranks with people of different ethnicities and faiths on the basis of human solidarity.

“But a question has been bothering me for quite a long time and holds me back from expressing solidarity with the Palestinian cause, though I am Muslim and a human rights activist: Have the Arab peoples and regimes, whether Muslim or Christian, ever demonstrated their support for oppressed non-Arabs, whether around the world or in their own countries? The answer is ‘no’¦”

Messaoudi then reviews the cases of the Kurds and Darfur before going on to address that of his own people in Kabylia: “¦ In the Black Spring (2001-2004), Kabylia was invaded by government troops and 126 Kabyle civilians were murdered, and hundreds of others were crippled for life. Yet the Kabyle tragedies have never aroused the compassion of Arab figures, regimes, or simple Arab citizens, either nationally [in Algeria] or in the so-called Arab world¦

“In sum, the Arabs believe that only their causes are noble and only their populations are to be classed as human – this being the justification for [why] one [should] support them and surround them with love and compassion. It is unfortunate that many people have let themselves be carried away by this wave of hypocritical inter-Arab solidarity.”
http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP226209


Arab racism by “Palestinian”/Israeli Arabs


Dangers of a Palestinian state – Page 55
Raphael Israeli – Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2002 – 146 pages [ISBN 9652293032, 9789652293039]

The Striking Similarity in Palestinian and Nazi Racism Itamar Marcus, Director, Palestinian Media Watch For More Than fifty years, state-promoted genocide had been taboo. Although, there have been national leaders since the defeat of Nazi Germany who have orchestrated mass murder, no government has openly preached genocide as a systematic ideology of public policy. This taboo has been broken now by the Palestinian Authority….

http://books.google.com/books?id=lbOR6YpnnWoC&pg=PA55



Eurabia: the Euro-Arab axis – Page 107
Bat Yeʼor – Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2005 [ISBN 083864077X, 9780838640777] – 384 pages

The Declaration calls on participants for dialogue and exchanges of information on matters of human rights, fundamental freedoms, racism, and xenophobia. They are to ensure respect for diversity and pluralism in their societies, to promote tolerance and combat manifestations of intolerance, racism, and xenophobia. Although this last phrase is repeated several times one may wonder what effect these worthy intentions had on any of the dictatorial Arab regimes represented in Barcelona, or with the Palestinian Authority — where a culture of hate, xenophobia, and racism flourishes against Jews, Christians and the West.

http://books.google.com/books?id=hfK9SqHSaccC&pg=PA107


Believe it… Hamas are using the population of Gaza as human shields/bomb fodder… What people in the west find almost impossible to believe is that Hamas exult in and glorify the death of Palestinians as the highest form of spiritual attainment. The more Palestinians die, the greater they believe their achievement to be. That is why this man gloats that ˜death has become an industry’…What is also being almost totally obscured by the western media jihad against Israel is the murderous onslaught by Hamas against the Palestinians themselves. Also obscured by the media jihad is the fact that Hamas are not parochial Palestinian terrorists but Islamists bent on global domination… video they say in terms that the wish to annihilate not just Israel but Europe and America and conquer the entire world for Islam… Israel’s triumph in this battle with jihadi Islam and racist pan-Arabism will also benefit precisely those nations as well. …
http://www.spectator.co.uk/email/melaniephillips/3219301/believe-it.thtml

Doing Zionism – Resources and articles on Israeli Arabs
There was a certain degree of anti-Jewish rhetoric present in these protests. … Once the Israeli Arabs had re-encountered their Palestinian brethren in …
http://www.wzo.org.il/doingzionism/resources/expand_subject.asp?id=151


So much for the good Israeli Arabs | Jewish Journal
Sam – The word Ultra Orthodox is an invention of the anti Jewish media that seeks ….. Israeli Arabs feel the same denial of Israel as a Jewish State as do …
http://www.jewishjournal.com/forums/viewthread/1367/P75/


The rise of ‘Bish-Arabism’ | Features | Jerusalem Post BISH-ARABISM COULD be defined as a radical and rapid shift among Israeli Arabs – especially their representatives in the Knesset – from relative moderation …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1176152783641&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull


Arab Workers Attack Use Hammer to Injure Jewish Electrician
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126950


PA Court: Hang Arab for Selling Land to Jews
Arutz Sheva | April 29, 2009 |
A Palestinian Authority military court on Tuesday sentenced a Hevron Arab to death by hanging for the “crime” of selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported. The three-member judicial panel heard the case last week and handed down its verdict and conviction on Tuesday.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/131090

 

Arabs threatened against selling homes to Jews Apr 22, 2009 … Arabs are now the majority on the Jewish-owned land. U.S. protesting Jewish construction. The PA is not the only agency that is monitoring …
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=95853

 

In 1996, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mufti, Ikremah Sabri, issued a fatwa (religious decree), banning the sale of Arab and Muslim property to Jews. Anyone who violated the order was to be killed. At least seven land dealers were killed that year. Six years later, the head of the PA’s General Intelligence Service in the West Bank, General Tawfik Tirawi, admitted his men were responsible for the murders.

 

On May 5, 1997, Palestinian Authority Justice Minister Freih Abu Middein announced that the death penalty would be imposed on anyone convicted of ceding “one inch” to Israel. Later that month, two Arab land dealers were killed. PA officials denied any involvement in the killings. A year later, another Palestinian suspected of selling land to Jews was murdered. The PA has also arrested suspected land dealers for violating the Jordanian law (in force in the West Bank), which prohibits the sale of land to foreigners.

 

During the Palestinian War, few, if any Palestinians tried to sell land to Jews, but the prohibition remained in effect. Now that the war is over, the persecutions have begun again. In April 2006, Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was tortured and murdered because allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel’s capital city to Jews. Since the Mufti forbade Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery, al-Hawa was laid to rest in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths2/exclusives.html

Apr 13, 2006 21:02 | Updated Apr 14, 2006 0:27
Jericho man murdered over home sale
…Fatah gunmen claimed responsibility for the murder.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498851964&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 

Our World: Why is Muhammad Abu al-Hawa dead? | Jerusalem Post
Apr. 18, 2006
Eight young children were orphaned last Wednesday night because their father allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel’s capital city to Jews. …Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was buried in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem where he lived, and Jericho where he was murdered. His body was buried there because the Palestinian Authority’s mufti in Jerusalem, Ikremah Sabri, has barred all Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498874080&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

 

Palestinian who allegedly sold land to Jews killed – Oct 7, 2004
The PA Mufti of Jerusalem issued a ‘fatwa’ (religious decree) several years ago prohibiting Palestinians from selling land to Jews, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1097136933331

 

Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’ – News Briefs …Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’. Reported: 15:30 PM – Jul/29/07. (IsraelNN.com) Israeli Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/130741



Fear of calling a terrorist a terrorist


[Last update – 08:18 08/07/2008]
 
By Bradley Burston 
 
Tags: media, terrorism, bulldozer  


This week the people of London mark the anniversary of the 7/7 suicide bombings, which claimed the lives of 52 people. This might be as good a time as any to look at the challenges journalists face in covering intentional, ideologically based lethal attacks on civilians, which is to say, terrorism.


Journalists are right to fear calling a terrorist a terrorist. The word is often misused, its power exploited, its capacity for bias unbounded, its application all too often judgmental, inflammatory, grossly inexact, even racist.


Sometimes, though, terrorism actually is terrorism.


Last week, a Palestinian drove a bulldozer past a building which houses a number of major world and Israeli news media outlets, ramming the earth mover over and into a succession of cars in an incident which shocked and perplexed a public and a journalist corps which, until that moment, believed that they had seen it all.


There were those among the Israeli press who were all too ready to definitively declare the incident – which at first appeared a possible accident – as outright terrorism.


At the same time, there were those, many of them members of the international news media, who chose a different option, one which, initially at least, seemed much better grounded in journalistic ethics.


Their approach could be seen as a two-dimensional, literal, oddly bloodless, thoroughly anonymous reading of certain facts at hand. “Man shot dead after Jerusalem bulldozer rampage” read the headline in the U.K. Guardian newspaper’s online edition.” Accompanying picture captions read like a shuttered window: “Bulldozer crashes into Jerusalem bus.” “A man seized control of a bulldozer in Jerusalem today and used it to overturn a bus before he was shot and killed. Warning: contains images of dead bodies some may find disturbing.”


One of the journalistic lessons of 7/7, like the September 11 attacks four years before, was this: All terrorism is local. That is to say, editors, reporters and news outlets for whom the word terror was long off-limits, may truly comprehend the word and the necessity of its use, only when terrorism strikes their own community. So it was in London, as in New York.


The reactions of journalists, accordingly, may also be seen to be emotional in the extreme, especially when viewed by those who have yet to be stricken. Sometimes, when a Palestinian terrorist strikes, it is the natural reaction of some observers to find new and creative ways to explain why Israel – and only Israel – was truly to blame.


So it was, that last week, when this space carried a dispatch called Palestinian terrorism as a natural act, I received a number of letters which took me to task – one taking the trouble to call me a racist ******* – for failing, in the same essay, to list Jewish massacres of Palestinians, failing to condemn runaway settlement construction, failing to list hundreds of Palestinian villages leveled, failing to denounce house demolitions and expulsions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, killings of Palestinian children, and “the occupation of lands stolen in 1967.”


In other words, for failing to explain why this man did what he did with the bulldozer, and why it pales in comparison to what Israel has done and continues to do.


For the benefit of this reader, and many others, I would like to say this. I do unreservedly and without apology condemn Jewish massacres of Palestinians, runaway settlement construction, the leveling of Palestinian villages, house demolitions and expulsions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the killings of Palestinian children and the occupation.


Call me a racist, but that doesn’t change my opinion of the man with the bulldozer one bit.


Just as Palestinian murders of Israelis, Palestinian inculcation of children with racist anti-Semitic incitement, and radical Islamic Palestinian refusal to accept the possibility of a Jewish state, change not one whit my opinion of Baruch Goldstein, who slaughtered 29 Muslims at prayer in Hebron in 1994.


Sometimes, terrorism is just that.


There are those who argue that the bulldozer driver was not a terrorist because he did not belong to an organization which ordered him to kill, or because he used drugs, or was otherwise emotionally unstable.


I would suggest that terrorism is terrorism whether committed on orders or on one’s own volition. I would suggest that terrorism is terrorism even if the terrorist is not a model of emotional health. It isn’t just anyone off the street, one supposes, who has the emotional instability to intentionally detonate a bomb belt he has strapped to his midriff, or who intentionally flies the plane he is riding into a skyscraper


I would also suggest that terrorism is equally execrable, equally unjustifiable, equally obscene whether committed by a Jew for supposedly Jewish causes, or a Muslim for supposedly Islamic ones.


As for the question of state terrorism, I would suggest this. IDF soldiers and officers have committed war crimes, they have killed innocent people in incidents which could have been prevented, and Israel has an obligation to see that they be punished. The government must see to it that its policies do not harm innocent people, and it is the job of the press to make sure that when this happens, it comes to light, and that officials take steps to see that it does not recur.


At the same time, the Palestinians, and Hamas in particular, can no longer have it both ways. You cannot pretend to be a legitimate government, and still countenance, sponsor, and otherwise permit terrorism to continue.


Terrorism is many things, but justifiable is not among them. The person who justifies terror in any form, is declaring that it is legitimate in certain cases to kill innocent people. If justifying the murder of innocents because they belong to a certain hated group is not abject racism, I’d like to know what is.
http://web.archive.org/web/20080805035347/http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/999795.html


Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=98947


OP-ED

The True Face of Israeli Racism

By Steven Plaut

Posted Nov 24 2010

Allow us to introduce you to young Kochav Segal Halevi. The 26-year-old Israeli is receiving death threats. In fact, he had to go into hiding. His offense? He purchased an apartment in the Arab town of Ibillin, not far from Haifa.

The Arabs there do not like the idea of their town being polluted by the presence of a Jew. I mean, one Jew and there goes the neighborhood. Arabs who sell property to Jews have similarly been threatened and attacked. And of course the moderates from the Palestinian Authority routinely torture and execute Arabs who sell to Jews.

I mention this because the leftist media in Israel and in the world are, as usual, up in arms over supposed Israeli Jewish racism against Arabs.

Yes, there are Jewish closed communities in Israel, some of them religiously observant, where one must be accepted by admissions committees, and they tend to refuse membership to Arabs “to preserve the character of the community.” (In religious communities, non-religious Jews get barred as well. Other communities, including kibbutzim, have age and marital status restrictions.)

But the reality is that, by and large, Israeli Arabs can live in just about any Jewish area in the country, while Jews cannot move into any Arab town, village or neighborhood. Jews cannot move into the Arab areas because they will be murdered if they move there. Every Israeli understands these unwritten “rules of the game.”

In fact, Jews often risk their lives just passing through Arab areas, as a group of four Jewish Hebrew University students discovered during a recent weekend when they were almost lynched after making a wrong turn into an Arab neighborhood next to the campus.

Arabs from (Arab) Nazareth routinely buy housing in (Jewish) Upper Nazareth, but Jews from Upper Nazareth never purchase property in (Arab) Nazareth, knowing they’d be killed if they did. During the pogroms by Galilee Arabs in the summer of 2000, Arabs invaded Upper Nazareth and attacked Jews there. The Jews of Upper Nazareth did not attack Arabs in Nazareth. So who are the racists there?

More generally, the new party line of the radical Left is that, yes, Arabs must be permitted to live anywhere they want among Israeli Jews, but no, Jews must be prevented from ever moving into areas the Left regards as “Arab” – i.e., places where Jews do not belong. Hebrew University’s tenured leftists and their jihadi fellow travelers have been leading the marches in Jerusalem to prevent Jews from moving into neighborhoods inside Jerusalem regarded by the Left as areas where Jews are regarded as “intruders.”

Many parts of the Galilee today have Arab majorities. The Jews in Carmiel and Safed, to name but two towns, feel they are under demographic siege. Much of the local opposition to Arabs moving into those towns is based on the fact that violence and hostilities have broken out whenever significant numbers of Arabs moved to neighborhoods there. After all, we are in the middle of a war and the local Arabs, by and large, openly identify with the country’s enemies.

The anti-Israel Left sees “racism” in calls to restrict Arabs moving into the Jewish towns of the Galilee, but has never expressed an iota of criticism about the violent threats that prevent Jews from moving into Arab areas. Those folks have had nothing to say about the plight of young Halevi. That’s not racism, you see.

The Left also is completely silent about the violent attacks by Arabs against right-wing Jewish protesters who hold marches in some Arab towns, like Umm al-Fahm, the seat of the Israeli Arab pro-jihad Islamofascist movement (a movement that openly identifies with the Hamas). After all, those Jewish marchers are violating the anti-Jewish sensitivities of the local Arabs.

Of course, when gay pride marches are held in Jewish religious neighborhoods of Jerusalem (but never, mind you, in Muslim neighborhoods there), no leftist thinks those marchers should be expected to respect local sensitivities.

It is true that threats against Jews, which effectively prevent Jews from living in Arab areas in the Galilee and Negev and elsewhere, are not formal and officially proclaimed. Nevertheless, everyone in the country understands the threats of violence that operate against Jews seeking to live in Arab areas.

Again, the leftist knee-jerk response to Jewish “invasions” of areas where “Jews do not belong” has been to demand that the Jews be evicted. Arabs routinely move into many Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa and there have been virtually no incidents of violence against them. Meanwhile the Left keeps insisting that any peace deal with the Palestinian Authority must involve the complete eviction of all Jews living in the West Bank. Arabs will be free to live in Israel after any such “peace deal,” but Jews must be prohibited from living in what could become “Palestinian areas.”

So who are the real racists? Where is the real apartheid?
http://www.jewishpress.com/pageroute.do/46191

Racism: The reality whose name we do not speak‎

Jerusalem Post – Seth J. Frantzman – Nov 2, 2010

[…]
The absence of discussion about Arab racism is a phenomenon of the old Western postcolonial view that only the minority suffers racism while the majority is always the perpetrator. Racism by the minority is “resistance,” “authentic,” “spontaneous,” “hooliganism” or “nationalism.”

I WAS witness to the “hooliganism.” Walking to a bus stop across from the Hebrew University, I saw four Arab youths walking in the middle of the street. Every time a car driven by Jews passed, they would jump in front of it, make menacing gestures, laugh and then let it pass. The same day a 57-year-old Jew was stabbed in the Old City by two 20-year-old Arabs who, according to police, went there to stab a Jew.

In mid-October in the village of Deir al-Assad in the Galilee, a Jewish woman on leave from the IDF drove into the neighborhood with her Jewish friends looking for a bakery. She was immediately sexually harassed – what the police described as “teased” – by young Arab men. While attempting to leave, a stone was thrown through the car window, fracturing her skull. The police subsequently arrested an Arab man “on suspicion that the [he] was driving the car at the time of the incident and was involved in the assault.”

The police concluded that “there is no evidence indicating the assault was motivated by anything other than hooliganism.” The mayor of the village condemned the attack “and underscored the good relations between” its residents and the Jews in nearby Karmiel.

Of course it’s not the only story in the news regarding hooliganism and racism. On October 8 Arab children gathered in Silwan for what had become a daily event. Lookouts were posted to watch for cars driven by Jews. When they arrived, the children threw stones at them. On that day, for some reason, a number of cameramen were invited to watch the ritual and good footage resulted. An accident resulted in which a Jewish driver, David Be’eri, struck two of the children.

Of course this rock throwing takes place against a backdrop of tensions in east Jerusalem between Jews wishing to live there and Arabs who see their neighborhoods as being invaded by settlers. The “hooliganism” is a daily occurrence, whether it’s in the Negev or Route 65 that runs through Umm el-Fahm.

In Jerusalem the Jewish victim of the stoning is called a “settler.”

But what is more interesting is a third term that crops up from time to time: “nationalist motives.” In 2007 French-Jewish immigrant Julian Soufir “decided to murder an Arab.”

He lured taxi driver Taysir Karaki to his apartment in Tel Aviv, slit his throat and left his body in the apartment.

The head of the Yarkon District police investigation unit “suspected that there was a nationalistic motive behind the murder.”

MK Ahmed Tibi noted that an “atmosphere of incitement, hatred of Arabs and escalating racism in the country are fertile soil for this crime.”

On August 15, 2009, six Arab men from Jaljulya and their Jewish girlfriends, one of whom was a soldier and another a minor from Petah Tikva, went to Tel Baruch beach, north of Tel Aviv. Arik Karp, his wife and daughter were out for a stroll. One of the Arabs harassed them, “baiting them by asking the father to fix him up with one of the women.”

Then two others came and assaulted the Jewish women, who managed to escape. The Arabs then beat Arik Karp, whose dead body was found later on the beach, purchased more alcohol and went to a forest where they lit a fire and danced through the night. The case against them is ongoing more than a year later.

There was no outcry about racism in the Karp murder.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned what he called “domestic terrorism.”

In the end it is all semantics. There are no “nationalist” motives. There is no “hooliganism.”

There is only racism.

The one deciding factor in each case was race.

Had Arik Karp been Khalid Musa or Taysir Karaki been Ben Cohen they would be alive today, and had David Be’eri or the Jews from Karmiel been Arabs entering an Arab neighborhood no one would have harassed them. In many communities here the evils of the American Old South are alive and well, and the police seem to distort the nature of the crimes in the name of “quiet.”

Tibi is right, there is escalating murderous racism, and a lot of it is in his own community.

Until we address the truth rather than covering it over with semantics and “coexistence” initiatives, the racism will only grow. Those who put themselves in charge of talking about racism rarely witness its manifestations, and those who know it firsthand will never accept the pie-in-the-sky slogans about ending it.

Is there one positive note to this whole story? When the Arab youths on Mount Scopus were harassing Jewish drivers, they were approached by a woman who shouted at them that they should be ashamed: “You are the reason people say terrible things about Arabs!” The woman was Arab.

The writer is a PhD researcher at Hebrew University and a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=193733

What about Arab racism? – Israel Opinion, Ynetnews 6 Jan 2011 … Opinion: Op-ed: Why does protest… ignore local Arab racism against Jews?
[…]

Yet amazingly enough, the two constitutive events of our national identity and existence, the Declaration of Independence and Law of Return, were not the work of this primitive bunch of rabbis, just like the rabbis had nothing to do with imposing a military administration on Israel’s Arabs during these early days.

Back then, these moves were perceived by the public, including men of letters of that era, as a justified and required implication of the notion of “Jewish state,” as well as a vital, existential response to the external Arab enemy’s acts and desires in 1948 (as well as the sympathy, solidarity and cooperation of Israeli Arabs.)

The words of then-Arab League Chief Abdul Rahman Azzam, who declared that the Arab invasion to Israel in 1948 will be a mass war of extermination to be mentioned in the same breath as the Mongolian and Crusader massacres” were still fresh, thereby preventing the Jewish citizens of the newly established state from listening to men of letters who are detached from the people and from reality and argue that the Arab enemy is merely a figment of the imagination.

Arabs always victims

Ever since then, the status of Israel’s Arabs has been continuously reinforced yet the better they do the graver their lamentations (as well as those uttered by their spiritual supporters) about the growing discrimination against them and the “unprecedented” Jewish racism against them. This terrible “Jewish racism” has become an unquestioned truth that is measured by the Israel Democracy Institute since 2003.

The Institute’s last report, which summed up the 2010 figures, showed that some 46% of Jews are bothered by Arab neighbors… However, among Arab Israelis, tolerance to those different than them is much lower. For example, reservations over homosexual neighbors were expressed by 70% of respondents…

Needless to say that our media, as well as our finest spiritual folk, were wholly indifferent to the figures pertaining to Arab Israeli positions. The discussions and commentary that accompanied the poll’s bombastic headlines were summed up with one bottom line: “Look at how racist we’ve become” – pertaining to the Jews, of course, and only to them. Nothing was said about the Arabs, who were never racist apparently, but are only victims of racism.

And so, a TV crew was dispatched last week to explore the overwhelming racism around here, within Jewish society of course. They asked an Arab and a foreign worker from Eritrea to seek an apartment for lease among “Jewish renters.” Of course, they never considered sending a Jew to the Arab community of Aabalin. On the one occasion where a Jew sought to move there, he received death threats from locals and changed his mind.

Even if the rabbis’ letter is no more than an improper, foolish initiative that brings minor benefits but causes great PR damage, it at least granted us another opportunity to ascertain the nature of the hypocritical mechanism adopted by our cultural, media, and academic elite.

And so, a great gulf exists between a rather large Jewish public, who believes that loyalty to the state and failure to sympathize with its enemies are significant components in granting rights to its citizens, and an academic, media and cultural elite that is horrified by any such conditioning, viewing it as clear proof of Jewish racism. Some go as far as comparing us to certain states in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

At this time it wouldn’t hurt to also update Albert Einstein’s dictum that “two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,” by adding the hypocrisy and self-righteousness of many of our authors, artists, journalists and lecturers to the list.

Dr. Shaul Rosenfeld is a philosophy lecturer

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4010023,00.html


Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’ – News Briefs …Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’. Reported: 15:30 PM – Jul/29/07 …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/130741

Arabic edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” distributed by Palestinian Authority in 2003; Yasser Arafat in Fatah militia; Hamas children in military indoctrination; Palestinian Fatah militia salute
http://www.ifapray.org/NaziIslamicFacism/NaziIslamicFascism.html


Jordan: Israeli tourists asked to hand over Jewish paraphernalia
Jordanians confiscate travelers’ … bibles to ‘protect tourists from terrorist elements’ Itamar Eichner Published: 08.13.08, 13:09 / Israel Travel
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3581963,00.html

[Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think
by Daniel Pipes New York Sun June 27, 2006
…Likewise, Muslims are widely prejudiced against Jews, ranging from 28% unfavorable ratings among French Muslims to 98% in Jordan (which, despite the monarchy’s moderation, has a majority Palestinian Arab population). Further, Muslims in certain countries (especially Egypt and Jordan) see Jews conspiratorially, as being responsible for bad relations between Muslims and Westerners.
http://www.danielpipes.org/3706/pew-poll-on-how-muslims-think

Under-fire UAE likely to give Israel’s Andy Ram a visa
Israeli doubles specialist Andy Ram is likely to be granted a visa by the United Arab Emirates to play in the Dubai Championships next week, which could prevent a major crisis for tennis…
“To discriminate as the UAE did against one player in this way smacks of bigotry and racism,” the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations said in a statement. “This must be declared unacceptable by the WTA and all international sporting associations. As we learned in the past, failure to condemn such actions and take corrective measures, proves destructive to international sporting competition.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/atptour/4692024/Under-fire-UAE-likely-to-give-Israels-Andy-Ram-a-visa.html

Sponsors pull out of Dubai Open after UAE deny visa to Israeli
RACISM ROW: The Wall Street Journal Europe and the Tennis Channel have revoked their sponsorship of the WTA Dubai Open because the UAE denied a visa to Israeli player Shahar Peer.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,25072951-5005401,00.html

Tennis: Racism Rears Its Ugly Head Shahar Peer is an Israeli tennis player. The United Arab Emirates barred her from participating in the Barclays Dubai tournament
http://ballhype.com/story/tennis_racism_rears_its_ugly_head/

The Journal Editorial Report, February 21, 2009… Hits & misses… STEPHENS: This is a hit to the Women’s Tennis Association to players like the Williams sisters, to the American tennis channel, to everyone that did not allow the Arab Emirate of Dubai from getting away of barring women from playing in the Israeli tennis player, Shahar Peer, from playing in the Barclays Dubai tennis championship. Instead of shrugging it off, the tennis world insisted that Dubai reverse its decision or be kicked off the tennis calendar. Dubai folded. And while it’s too late for Shahar Peer to play, Israeli tennis great, Andy Ram is on his way to Dubai. It’s a victory for sports and it’s a defeat for bigotry.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,498645,00.html

History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression
by David Meir-Levi (Author)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Upside-Down-Palestinian-Aggression/dp/1594031924


DiCaprio To Convert to Judaism To Marry Bar: Arab World Says To Hell With Him
[23 Feb. 2009]
Israeli journalist, Guy Bechor, writes on the Israeli website gplanet (Hebrew language) that the Arab world is going crazy over reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is converting to Judaism in order to marry Sports Illustrated cover girl, Bar Rafieli, an Israeli.
The report appeared on Al-Arabiya website and, according to Bechor, is quite vicious. Apparently, Leo is a hero in the Arab world (everyone loved Titanic) but that the combination of his relationship with the Jewish beauty, and his conversion, should it happen) instantly transforms him to dirt in their eyes.
I thought the Arab world had changed? I thought that their objection is only to the occupation not to Israel itself, let alone the Jews.
But now Leo is being attacked the same way Elizabeth Taylor was when she became a Jew 45 years ago and was boycotted by the Arab world. I think she still is.
Anyway, if you know Arabic, read the 144 nasty contacts about Leo (and Bar) in Al Arabiya. It appears that they may hate us. They really do!
But who can hate Leo and Bar?
http://www.israelpolicyforum.org/blog/dicaprio-convert-arab-world-says-hell-him
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rosenberg/dicaprio-to-convert-arab_b_169141.html


A Diary of Four Years of Terrorism and Anti-Semitism: 2000-2004 – Page 249
by Robert R. Friedmann – Political Science – 2005 – 633 pages
Now a new phase is evident in the nationalization of Israeli Arabs… This latest development points out the danger that Israel is facing from inside, as well as the danger of Pan-Arabism and Pan-Islamism which are forces that are not easily –if at all– changeable. And similar threats are aimed at the US.
http://books.google.com/books?id=UBavSQq-2tEC&pg=PA249

The Case Against Israel’s Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace – Pages 157-8 – Alan M. Dershowitz – (John Wiley and Sons) 2009 [ISBN 0470490055] – 304 pages

Hassan Nasrallah apologized to the families of two Israeli children who were killed by a Hezbollah rocket that hit the Christian holy city of Nazareth. He called them shahids, martyrs, even though they did not choose to die at the hands of Hezbollah terrorists. The apology was issued not because they were children or innocent bystanders, but because they were Israeli Arabs and not Jews. Hezbollah’s rockets are aimed at Jews and earn cheers whenever they kill a Jewish baby or a grandmother. No apologies there.

The so-called Arab-Israeli conflict represents the first instance since the Holocaust that Jews, as Jews, are being specifically [p. 158] targeted by an international organization… Hezbollah has threatned to attack Jewish targets outside of Israel as well. And it has proved its willingness to do so, as evidenced by its attack on a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires …

The grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was recognized as the official leader of the Palestinians during this period, was a virulent anti- Semite whose hatred of Jews was both religious and racial.

Husseini’s heir was Yasser Arafat, a cousin who also targeted Jews, through his surrogate terrorist groups. When a young student at the Hebrew University was gunned down while jogging through a mixed neighborhood of Jews and Arabs in north Jerusalem in 2004, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arafat’s Fatah movement, joyously claimed credit for killing yet another innocent Jew. When it was later learned that the jogger was a Jerusalem Arab and not a Jew, Al-Aqsa quickly apologized to the family, calling it an accident.

This is anti- Semitism, pure and simple. And despite efforts by supporters of Palestinian terrorism to justify the murder of innocent civilians as national liberation or by any other euphemism, these selective apologies prove that Islamic terrorists’ targeting of Jews is little different in intent from other forms of extermnatory anti-Jewish murders.

And… UN… and many within the European Union have condemned Israel for its reasonable military actions to prevent these racist…

http://books.google.com/books?id=LBnn7AR5R6YC&pg=PA157

Palestinian racism exposed
By Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard. His latest book is The Case for Israel.

The Jerusalem Post, April 12, 2004.

Recently, a young student at the Hebrew University was gunned down while jogging through a mixed neighborhood of Jews and Arabs in north Jerusalem. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement, joyously claimed credit for the killing yet another innocent Jew.

When it was later learned that the jogger was a Jerusalem Arab and not a Jew, al-Aqsa quickly apologized to the family, calling it an accident.

But the killing of the innocent young jogger was not an accident; the murderer had deliberately taken aim at his head and midsection, intending to end his life. The only thing accidental about the murder was the religion of the victim. Al-Aqsa had sent the assassin to murder a Jew – any Jew, so long as he was a Jew.

This is racism, pure and simple. And despite efforts by supporters of Palestinian terrorism to justify the murder of innocent civilians as national liberation or by any other euphemism, this case proves that the Palestinian terrorists’ targeting of Jews and only Jews – as many as possible – is little different in intent from other forms of lethal or exterminatory anti-Jewish murders. (I don’t use the term anti-Semitic only because some Arabs claim that because they too are Semites, they can’t be anti-Semitic.)

Obviously the numbers are different, because Israel is capable of defending its Jewish citizens, but if it were not, the goal of Palestinian terrorist groups would not be very different from that of previous groups intent on murdering as many Jews as possible.

The Web sites of various Palestinian terrorist groups proclaim – usually only in English and almost never in Arabic – that they have no quarrel with the Jews, only with the Zionists. Yet they target every Jew, regardless of his or her individual political views, and they apologize when they accidentally kill a non-Jew, regardless of his political views. The racist acts of these terrorist groups speak louder than their sanitized English-only anti-Zionist Web sites.

Yet the international community – including the UN, the Vatican, and the European Union – claims to see no difference between Palestinian terrorists who target random Jewish civilians and the Israel Defense Forces that target specific mass murderers, such as Ahmed Yassin. It’s all part of a “cycle of violence” in which both sides are morally equivalent, according to the double standard consistently applied against Israel by people who should know better.

The preventive killing of the mass murderer Sheikh Yassin received much more negative attention from the moral leaders of these organizations than did the racist attack that accidentally killed the young Arab. This failure – or refusal – to distinguish murder based on religious affiliation from preventive self-defense based on past and future murderous acts is the height of immorality. It would be as if the soldiers who killed Auschwitz guards in the process of liberating the inmates were deemed morally equivalent to the Auschwitz murderers.

It should not be surprising that Palestinian terrorists employ racist criteria in selecting their civilian targets, since the entire goal of Palestinian terrorism is racist to its core. It seeks to deny the Jewish people the right to self-determination. Under their version of Islamic law, it is impermissible for Jews to govern any land that was once under Muslim control, and it is equally impermissible for a Jewish majority to govern a Muslim minority, namely Israeli Arabs.

The time has come for the international community to listen to what Palestinian terrorists say to their own people: that this is a racist struggle to ethnically cleanse all of Palestine, which includes Israel, of all Jews (except, they say, those Jews who lived there before 1917 and are willing to remain as a minority in a Muslim land).

The civilian targets are selected on a racist basis – all Jews are fair game, and if a non-Jew is killed, that is an unfortunate accident.

The terrorist killing of the young Jerusalem Arab student, coupled with the apology when it was learned he was not Jewish, was not only a tragedy for his family (which lost another member to a terrorist attack years earlier), but it is also a revealing episode in the history of Palestinian terrorism. All who hate racism should condemn the selective morality under which a deliberate Jewish civilian death is applauded and a deliberate Arab civilian death is regretted.

All deliberate targeting of non-combatants must be equally condemned. And the deliberate targeting of civilians based on their religion is to be especially condemned.

http://www.likud.nl/extr312.html

http://www.israelnewsagency.com/israeljewsracismdersh130112.html


The Palestinians’ genocide campaign The civilian targets are selected on a racist basis – all Jews are fair game, and if a non-Jew (Arab) is killed, that is an unfortunate accident.
http://israelinsider.com/Views1/3533.htm

Congressional Record – Page 16159 [June 25, 2003]
Europe must take seriously the ideology of anti-Semitism coming out of the Arab and Islamic world. It must denounce the deliberate targeting of Jews by terrorist groups, whether it be al Qaeda or Hamas.

http://books.google.com/books?id=gjsOK4p-UFIC&pg=PA16159

Official PA Newspaper Prints Racist, Anti-Semitic Cartoons
[Published: 05/25/05, 1:45 PM / Last Update: 05/24/05, 8:04 PM]
(IsraelNN.com) Despite repeated calls by the Bush administration to end anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian Authority media, the official newspaper of the PA continues to regularly publish hate cartoons against Israel and Jews.

Continued incitement against Israel in the PA press flies in the face of U.S. sponsored Road Map plan. Aside from fighting terrorism, one of the primary obligations of the PA under this plan is the elimination of incitement against Israel. As recently as two days ago, at the AIPAC convention in Washington on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called on the Arabs to “end incitement in their media.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20080506130709rn_1/www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/8256

Press Release Israel / Middle-East
 
Anti-Semitism at Core of Hamas Charter


New York, NY, February 27, 2006 … The founding covenant of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group whose leaders are poised to take a central role in the governance of the Palestinian Authority, is committed not only to the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic state in its place, but to raw, unadulterated Jew-hatred.


Adopted in August 1988, the Hamas Charter openly embraces the notorious anti-Semitic forgery, “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” holding it up as evidence that Jews are innately greedy, manipulative and conniving, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  The charter adopts classical anti-Semitic canards: Jews as plotting to control the world, Jews acquiring wealth by stealing, and Jews controlling the levers of power in media, government and finance.  Such stereotypical anti-Semitic canards have been used through the centuries to defame and demonize Jews, leading to violence, pogroms and, ultimately, the Holocaust.


“The Hamas credo is not just anti-Israel, but profoundly anti-Semitic with racism at its core,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  “The Hamas Charter reads like a modern-day ‘Mein Kampf.’
http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4877_62.htm


The Anti-Semitism of Hamas


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas.


by Meir Litvak


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas (acronym of Harakat al-muqawama al-Islamiyya – Islamic Resistance Movement), a Palestinian national-Islamic movement, which perceives and articulates its conflict with Israel in Manichean and absolutist religious terms. Like most other Islamic movements in the Middle East, Hamas regards the conflict with the latest and most fateful phase of the relentless onslaught waged by western imperialism and culture against Islam since the Crusades. Hamas publications portray the Jews as instruments of the West or, alternatively, as the power that controls and manipulates the West in this war. Concurrently, it views the current struggle as the last link in the war, which the Jews have been waging against Islam since its essence. Consequently, Hamas emphasizes the emphasis on the “Islamic essence” of the Palestinian cause.”
[…]


Modern Anti-Jewish Animosity


The modern anti-Jewish animosity of Islamic movements goes much further than traditional Islam. Although Muslims have always viewed Islam as a superior religion, superseding Judaism, they did not consider Judaism as a heresy, which required eradication, as long as it did not challenge Islam’s rule. Historically, Muslims regarded Christianity as a greater threat than Judaism, and devoted greater attention to it in their polemical literature.
However, due to the conflict with Israel, Judaism rather than Christianity has become the prime enemy for the Islamist organizations, drawing inspiration from anti-Jewish utterances in the Koran and from modern European anti-Semitism.
A good example of this vilification is the Hamas Charter, the movement’s canonical document, which provides a picture of the Jews and Judaism drawn from the notorious anti-Semitic tract, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Article 22, for instance, describes the Jews as controlling the world media with their money and as having established secret organizations throughout the world – such as the Freemasons and Rotary Club – “for the destruction of societies and the fulfilment of the goals of Zionism.” They have “caused revolutions all over the world,” from France in 1789 to Russia in 1917 “in order to fulfil their goal.” Likewise, “with their money, they seized control of the imperialist powers and pushed them to subdue many countries in order to squeeze their resources and spread their corruption.” In addition, Hamas accuses the Jews of fomenting all-important wars in history. Most important, the Jews stood behind the outbreak of World War I, which ‘eliminated’ the Ottoman Empire, the “state of the Islamic Caliphate.” The breakdown of Islamic unity opened the way for the establishment of “the Zionist entity” in Palestine. Likewise, they “were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of their state.”
Of special significance are the wars, which the Jews have waged against Islam from the time of the Prophet. Accordingly, the Jews opposed the Prophet from the moment he arrived in Medina, in a desperate effort to prevent the spread of Islam, rejecting his generous offers and distorting his message. They tried to harm the Islamic umma (nation) and dominate it.”


Derogatory Descriptions of the Jews


In many of its publications Hamas employs harsh derogatory descriptions of the Jews, often taken from the Koran, such as “blood suckers,” “brothers of apes,” “killers of the prophets,” “human pigs,” and warmongers “the descendants of treachery and deceit,” “butchers.” They are a “cancer expanding” in the land of Palestine, “threatening the entire Islamic world.” They are “spreading corruption” in the land of Islam. “Deceit and usury are stamped in their nature,” and they are all “thieves, monopolists, and usurers.”


Almost every issue of the Hamas organ, Filastin al-Muslima contains articles enumerating the evil deeds and character of the Jews based on an analysis and exegetes of specific suras (chapters) from the Koran.
Particularly significant, in view of the historical record, are the equations, which Hamas makes between the Jews, the Zionists and the Nazis and the denial of the Holocaust. Hamas argues that Israel’s actions exceed those of the Nazis, and that “the Jews represent Nazism in its most criminal form.”8 Yet, following the Stockholm conference on the Holocaust, held in January 2000, Hamas declared that the conference had:


A clear Zionist goal, aimed at forging history by hiding the truth about the so-called Holocaust, which is an alleged and invented story with no basis . . .. The invention of these grand illusions of an alleged crime that never occurred, ignoring the millions of dead European victims of Nazism during the war, clearly reveals the racist Zionist face, which believes in the superiority of the Jewish race over the rest of the nations.


cAbd al-cAziz al-Rantisi, Hamas leader from Gaza, went further by denying the Holocaust, while simultaneously charging that “the Zionists were behind the Nazis’ murder of many Jews,” with the aim of intimidating and forcing them to immigrate to Palestine. Furthermore, he claimed that the Nazis “received tremendous financial aid from the Zionist banks and monopolies,” prior to their seizure of power and that “this great financial aid helped the Nazis build the military and economic force needed to destroy Europe and annihilate millions.” “When we compare the Zionists to the Nazis,” Rantisi concluded, “We insult the Nazis,” he concluded. 10
Reviewing the life of the late Pope John Paul II, the Hamas weekly al-Risala concluded that his 1998 letter, in which he apologized to the Jews for the Holocaust was his “greatest crime”.
http://www.pij.org/details.php?id=345


Why Anti-Semitism Is Growing in Germany


By Donald Snyder
Published December 22, 2010, issue of December 31, 2010.

Meanwhile, many of Germany’s 4 million Muslims stay connected with events in the Middle East via cable television networks, such as Hezbollah’s Al-Manar and Hamas’s Al-Aqsa. These are anti-Semitic networks that promote Holocaust denial.


Videos justifying the persecution of Jews and promoting child martyrdom for Islam are shown daily on these networks, fueling anti-Semitism among Muslim youth in Germany.


“You cannot undo with education what these satellite broadcasts are doing,” said Matthias Kuntzel, an author and political scientist, in a phone interview from Hamburg.


The programs are fed to Germany on Egyptian and Saudi Arabian satellites. Both countries have refused repeated German requests to stop transmitting Al-Manar. German law prohibits the dissemination of hate. Although Al-Manar was banned in 2008, private homes with satellite dishes continue to receive its programs, making the ban ineffective.
http://www.forward.com/articles/134143/

The New York Times Israel Correspondent Shows His Hostility
Barry Rubin
June 27, 2006

[…]

Why, then, is Erlanger obsessed with this distinction? I suggest that what Erlanger is actually saying is that what is really bad about Hamas is not that it is a racist, terrorist group with genocidal intentions against Israelis but that it is an Islamist organization. If, after all, Hamas is exercising a just right of resistance motivated by Israeli misdeeds, how can it be condemned on those grounds? The trouble with Hamas is that it is a ‘right wing’ religious group rather than a ‘left wing’ nationalist one.

http://www.gloria-center.org/gloria/2006/06/the-new-york-times-israel-correspondent-shows-his-hostility.html

Congressional Record, May 22, 2006, Page 904
[Mr. ACKERMAN…] Hamas has made clear again and again that they will not be held answerable for the hundreds of innocent civilians they slaughtered with bombs. They will not be held accountable for their overt racism and vile anti-Semitic bigotry.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yX43KGyuIlsC&pg=PA9043

[PDF] Anatomy of Anti-Israel Incitement: Jenin, World Opinion and the Massacre That Wasn’t
… On one occasion Israeli offers to provide units of blood were rejected by Palestinian authorities who claimed they “did not want Jewish blood.”

http://www.adl.org/israel/jenin/jenin.pdf

A Question of Blood | Opinion | Jewish Journal
The Jenin story has petered out because the world, in general, now knows that there was no … The Palestinians refused it because it was Jewish blood. …

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=8646

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Claim:   An article from The Jewish Journal describes Israeli doctors’ providing blood to Palestinians who were injured at Jenin but refused to be given “Jewish blood.”


Status:   True.




Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2002]






A Question of Blood



The piece is entitled, “A Question of Blood,” written by Dan Gordon, and it appeared in The Jewish Journal on May 29, 2002.



Dan Gordon is a former sergeant in the IDF, the author of five books, and a screen writer.



He was in Jenin on April 16, and was told a story by Dr. David Zangen, chief medical officer of the Israeli paratroop unit that bore the brunt of the fighting in Jenin.



Dr. Zangen said that the IDF not only worked to keep the Palestinian hospital opened, they offered the Palestinians blood for their wounded.



The Palestinians refused because it was Jewish blood!!



The Israelis, who could not have been faulted for saying, “You don’t like it, do without…,” instead flew in 2,000 units of blood from Jordan via helicopters. In addition, they saw to it that 40 units of blood from the Mukasad Hospital in East Jerusalem went to the hospital in Ramallah and that 70 units got to the hospital in Tul Karem. And on top of that they facilitated the delivery of 1,800 units of anti-coagulants that had come from Morocco.



This information was later confirmed by Col. Arik Gordin (reserves) of the IDF Office of Military Spokesman, who supplied the exact number of units and the names of the hospitals to which they were delivered.



Dan Gordon concludes thus:

“So the question to ponder… is how do you negotiate with a hatred so great that it will refuse to accept your blood, even to save its own people’s lives? How does an international community vilify a nation that offers its own blood to its enemies, while its own soldiers lie dying, and that, when faced with race hatred that brands their blood unfit, diverts military flights to bring blood more suitable to the taste of those who would destroy them?”



Takes my breath away. How about yours? Please, don’t be quiet about this story. Share it far and wide!





Origins:   This item is true in the sense that author and screenwriter Daniel Gordon did pen a piece entitled “A Question of Blood” which was published in the 24 May 2002 edition of The Jewish Journal, and the message quoted above is a mostly verbatim excerpt taken from that article. We can’t verify everything in the piece beyond that, other than to note that Mr. Gordon provided information about who gave him the story (“Dr. David Zangen, chief medical officer of the Israeli paratroop unit which bore the brunt of the fighting in Jenin”), who confirmed it (“Col. Arik Gordin [reserves] of the IDF Office of Military Spokesman”), and the nature of the confirming evidence (“the exact numbers of units of blood and anticoagulants and the names of the hospitals to which they were delivered”), and that Israeli accounts of the fighting at Jenin were far more accurate than others’ accounts, including much of the western press (the subject of another article by Mr. Gordon).



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Are the Israeli Arabs a Trojan Horse… The P.L.O. and its leader, Arafat.. a macro concept of “Pan Arabism,” espousing the idea of a “Greater Palestine” in which every Arab is considered to be an integral part of a territorial dream… Their “liberation” means first of all the espousing of a Palestinian identity and national consciousness. After all they, they have loyalty to their brothers and sisters in the West Bank and Gaza or in the U.N. refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria. They also have loyalty to the great idea of Pan Arabism.
http://www.jewishpost.com/archives/news/are-the-israeli-arabs-a-trojan-horse.html


BISH-ARABISM COULD be defined as a radical and rapid shift among Israeli Arabs – especially their representatives in the Knesset – from relative moderation to extremism, spearheaded by Azmi, who himself went from being an advocate of peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Israel to a preacher against Israel’s existence.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1176152783641&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull


Arab MK: Too Many Jews in Galilee

by Maayana Miskin (March, 30, 2009)

(IsraelNN.com) Israeli MK Taleb A-Sana of the United Arab List (Ra’am Ta’al) accused the government Monday of “Judaizing the Galilee and the Negev” by encouraging Jews to move to those areas. A-Sana called on the government to encourage Arab life in those areas…
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130689


The Israeli-Palestinian Version of “Back to the Future”… NJ – Jan 31, 2009 Mr. Klein said the notion that Palestinians, but not Jews, may live in Judea and Samaria is blatant “racism.”
http://jewishvoiceandopinion.com/a/JVO20090201.html

Has Israeli Arab MK Ahmed Tibi Become a Racist? – Op-Eds – Israel … Apr 5, 2006 …turn toward apartheid-style Arab segregationism…One thing we know, even before Hamas was elected to rule the Palestinian Authority, is that the Arabs want “Palestine” to be a Judenrein (clean of Jews), Arab-only state.

And Ahmed Tibi is not alone. Not long ago, Israeli Arab leaders met with a group of forty foreign diplomatic officials. They insisted that twenty percent of all foreign aid to Israel be earmarked for the Israeli Arab community. They want 20% of international donor money to be for Arabs only, while the other 80% of aid to Israel should be for both communities, as it has been until now.

So, who are the real racists? […]

Notice an interesting phenomena, all these Israeli Arab members of Knesset (who are equal citizens, legally entitled to be elected to Israel’s parliament – unlike in Judenrein Palestine) are attacking Israeli society and its institutions for causing the poll results, rather than looking closer to home for the answers…

No, it’s not the vicious mass murder of Jews in malls, cafes and on buses by Arab terrorists that causes Jews to feel uncomfortable around Arabs. No, it’s not the apartheid-style (or is that Nazi-style?) demand for a Judenrein Gaza, a Judenrein Palestine, even by so-called moderates like Mahmoud Abbas. No, it’s not the consistent polls for the last five years showing 50-80% “Palestinian” support for suicide bombings, or the fact that Hamas garnered 58% of the vote in the recent elections in the Palestinian Authority. No, it’s not the recent announcements by Hamas leaders of their intention to continue what they euphemistically call the “resistance”, better called genocidal attacks against Jews in Israel.

No, It’s not the public support Israeli Arabs, both leaders and led, both educated and not, have voiced for the Hamas victory in the PA. No, it’s not the growing active participation of Israeli Arabs in terrorism against Israeli Jews. No, it’s not their own admission of disloyalty toward the State of Israel. No, it’s not their own call for apartheid-style segregation, and Arab supremacist rights in Israel itself. No, it’s not any of the above reasons that many Jews have negative feelings toward Arabs in Israel.

No, it’s all the Jews’ fault, according to Tibi, Al-Sana, Barakeh and others. How intellectually “honest”; how utterly perfidious of them. It sounds to me like classic anti-Semitism, Jew-hatred and Judeopathy.

Can you believe Israel let these racists run in the recent elections?

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/6146

Have the “Arab Palestinian” Knesset members turned racist?
By Ariel Natan Pasko March 26, 2006
http://web.israelinsider.com/Views/8109.htm

Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies – Google Books Resultby Gus Martin – 2007 – Political Science – 343 pages, Page 59
Abu Nidal: Ruthless Revolutionary… (ANO) Abu Nidal (known terror leader among the Palestinian Arabs) long argued that Al Fatah membership should be open to all Arabs, not just Palestinians. In support of the Palestinian cause, he argued that Palestine must be established as an Arab state and that its borders must stretch from the Jordan River in the east to the Mediterranean sea. According to pan- Arabism, however, this is only one cause among many in the Arab world.
http://books.google.com/books?id=7-GiXqccL1IC&pg=PA59

Lieberman is no racist
By Yehuda Ben-Meir
Last update – 11:01 26/04/2009
I did not vote for Avigdor Lieberman and never will. I do not agree with some of his political positions and do not accept his framing of certain issues. But I am appalled by the left’s delegitimizing of Lieberman and anyone connected with him. I do not believe that Israel’s Arab citizens must be required to declare their loyalty to the Jewish state. What must be demanded of them and of all Israeli citizens, whether Jewish, Druze or other, is unflinching loyalty to the State of Israel and its laws. But even if one can, and sometimes should, disagree with Lieberman on his approach and statements on this sensitive issue, he’s still not a racist. Lieberman is neither a racist nor a fascist, and depicting him as such does an injustice to his voters and harm to Israel.
What’s racist is denying the Jewish people a state of their own. Certain Arab Knesset members talk incessantly about the Palestinian people’s rights, including their own state. But in the same breath they refuse to acknowledge Israel as the state of the Jewish people and deny the very existence of a Jewish people as a nation with national rights. The person who deserves the racist epithet is MK Jamal Zahalka, who attended the conference of hate in Geneva and called himself “a victim of Israel’s racist apartheid” while serving as a member of the Israeli parliament.
The left’s tendency to delegitimize and demonize people …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1081038.html

No Arab land is occupied by Israel Thursday, 8th January, 2009
By Ben Okiror

THE current fighting in the Gaza Strip needs clarification for people to understand its genesis. I accept that the situation is complex, and that might explain why even the US President-elect, Barack Obama has so far opted to remain silent since the war broke out.

However, I would like to bring out what seems to have been ignored and yet it is important for a balanced analysis of the conflict.

Whereas on the surface it is the terrorist group, Hamas, fighting the only Jewish nation, Israel, it is in fact a continuation of the war that Arabs have waged against the Jews since Israel was created in 1948.

The geographic area called “Palestine” was governed by the British after it took it from the Turks at the end of the First World War.

The League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations), according to the Balfour Declaration of 1917, mandated Britain to create a Jewish state in all of “Palestine” due to historical right.

Tragically, Britain did not fulfill its mandate and instead created a formerly nonexistent Arab-Palestinian state called “Transjordan” (now Jordan) on 77% of the Jewish soil in 1922.

Even when the United Nations decided on the Partition Plan on November, 29 1947, Britain voted against it and all the Arab states boycotted the vote.

Never mind that the Plan that gave the Jews only 23% of its original land was not legally binding since the UN Security Council did not ratify it.

In 1948 Britain abandoned Palestine without fulfilling its primary responsibility. Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948 but was attacked by six Arab states the next day.

Ironically, Jordan was led, armed and trained by Britain. It invaded occupied and annexed Samaria and Judea (now called the “West Bank”) as well as East Jerusalem.

On the other hand, Egypt invaded and occupied Gaza. These are the so-called “occupied territories” after Israel recaptured them in 1967.

Incidentally, for 19 years when Egypt and Jordan were in charge of those territories, nobody cared about creating a Palestinian state.

Instead Jordan destroyed 58 synagogues in East Jerusalem and desecrated 38,000 of the 50,000 ancient and modern Jewish graves in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives. They used the stones for latrines and walkways.

In 1967 when Egypt and Syria announced on national media their intention to attack Israel, Jordan joined and attacked Israel.

However, Israel defeated them all and took back Gaza and the “West Bank”, including capturing the Golan Heights from Syria from where it was shelling Israeli territory for sometime.

Due to international pressure, Israel, under prime minister Ariel Sharon, about two years ago, uprooted Jewish settlements from Gaza, from where Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel.

Last week alone it fired about 500 rockets. To those calling for peace talks, how can you talk peace with a person who does not recognise your existence and seeks to destroy you?

The goal of Arabs is simple: to wipe out the state of Israel from the map and create the twenty-second Arab state. If anyone doubts me, just listen to what Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, told a reporter, Arianna Palazzi in 1970:
“The question of borders doesn’t interest us…From the Arab standpoint, we mustn’t talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean.
Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it….The PLO is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call ˜Jordan’ is nothing more than Palestine.
” Need I say more?
http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/667425?highlight

Arab terrorism, with its commitment to the eradication of Israel, is the principal cause of the collapse of the peace process. Terrorism’s primary targets are virtually all the Middle Eastern regimesnot just Israel’s but those of the surrounding Arab countries as well. Fear of being overthrown by terrorists leads those regimes, in an effort to divert their people’s attention toward external targets, to inundate them with anti-Israel propaganda. Israel’s willingness in recent years to abandon its formerly nonnegotiable positionsand the withdrawal of Israel Defense Forces from southern Lebanon and the offer to give up the Golan Heights to Syriahas created a conviction among Arabs that terrorism is working and that no accommodation of Israel need be considered.

The Arab world today consists of 21 countries, all members of the League of Arab States. Few seem comfortable with their own statehood except as a means of casting a veil of international legitimacy over their own version of power politics. Some, such as Morocco, are hereditary paternalistic monarchies whose royal heads are uneasy indeed. Some are secular regimes on the national socialist model, dominated by the Ba’th Party. Still others, such as Egypt and Syria, borrowed Western constitutional forms but have never achieved legitimacy because they have not been accompanied by democratic freedoms. A look at the region as a whole reveals inauthentic “states” attempting to function within the concept of pan-Arabism (one Arab nation) within the wider body of statesmembers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, where, if anywhere, the unfilled office of the caliphate resideswith a commitment to pan-Islam. All these concepts hamper the full participation of the region in the contemporary international system of states. The absence of credible political systems and the inability to participate in a world of state powers incite protests under the banner of Islam.
http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/3437241.html

Judenrein Palestine – Ethnic cleansing

Max Singer: Inequality Will Bring Mideast Peace – WSJ.com Aug 30, 2010 … This asymmetrical demand of tolerance from Israel while accepting a judenrein Palestine is based on historical experience.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703369704575461201909503526.html

Judenrein Palestine – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News Apr 8, 2008 …The concept of removing all Jews from a certain region is surely repugnant to any person not prepared to deny somebody’s rights on the grounds of his ethnic or religious origin…. What kind of a peace can this be when nobody Jewish will be allowed to live within the borders of Israel’s neighboring state?

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/judenrein-palestine-1.243549

Judenrein Palestine?
Rachel Neuwirth
January 09, 2003
Why is it that people are proposing a Middle East peace plan that will make Judea and Samaria Judenrein (the Nazi term for a place with no Jews)?
It is the historic homeland and birthplace of the Jewish people, yet many world leaders – including every American president – believe that the removal of Jewish communities from Judea and Samaria is a crucial prerequisite for a peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Unfortunately, every Israeli prime minister has been pressured to follow this policy.
Jews have lived in Judea and Samaria for thousands of years. In fact, the Jewish religion and people were birthed in Hebron. We know of the ancient Jewish presence there from both the Hebrew and Christian Bibles and from abundant archaeological and documentary evidence.
No one denies that the oldest document showing the historical connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, including Judea and Samaria (a.k.a. the West Bank), is the Bible. Genesis 24:18 says: “And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre, which are in Hebron.” And the world’s oldest documentation of real estate being purchased for full price is also in the Bible (see Genesis 23:9). And for those who doubt biblical references, there is substantial evidence in archaeological findings (see http://www.sciencedaily.com/encyclopedia/History\_of\_ancient\_Israel\_and\_Judah).
Historically, the Jewish homeland included what is today called Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, and a considerable part of today’s Jordan. The land was inhabited mainly by Jews and was ruled by Jews. Therefore, Lord Robert Cecil, former acting British foreign secretary, was right to use the name “Judea” for the whole land in his famous remark: “Our wish is that Arabian countries shall be for the Arabs, Armenia for the Armenians, and Judea for the Jews.” (December 2, 1917; see http://www.esek.com/jerusalem/iudaea.html.)
The Jewish presence there has been continuous, except for 19 years from 1948 to 1967 when the area became Judenrein. And during that 19 year period, the Jordanians and Arabs of the remaining portion of “Palestine” desecrated Jewish holy sites and cemeteries in an attempt to deny that the Jews ever lived there.
Those who advocate the dismantling of the Jewish communities in this territory are advocating a policy of ethnic cleansing. This may sound extreme, but from the early 1900s, the Arabs carried out a policy of ethnic cleansing that included the massacre and pogroms in 1929 and 1936 in Hebron. Both the spirit and practice of ethnic cleansing are being continued in the current conflict (see http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf\_mandate\_grand\_mufti.php).
So, what did UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan mean in his 2001 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech when he said, “A genocide begins with the killing of one man not for what he has done, but because of who he is. A campaign of ‘ethnic cleansing’ begins with one neighbor turning on another.”
Does this not also apply to the Israeli Jews who have re-established homes in Judea and Samaria? Should they be ethnically cleansed from the heart of their historical homeland? Does the Nobel recipient not know a real victim of ethnic cleansing when he sees one?
The same people and countries that condemned ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, Cyprus, Rwanda and Tibet totally reverse themselves when it comes to the right of Jewish people to live in the lands of their historic patrimony. If Chinese people were forbidden to live in China, Buddhists barred from Tibet, or Irish-Catholics banned from South Boston, there would be a tremendous outcry against such injustices. But where is the outcry against the removal of Jews from Judea their historical homeland?
Is there any other nation on earth that has such a legitimate birth certificate as Israel? And if the Jews have no such document, then the Old and New Testaments are worthless.
The war for Israel’s independence ended in 1949 with the Jordanians in full control of Judea and Samaria and the Old City of Jerusalem (the “West Bank”), cutting the Jewish people off from their most holy religious sites. The official status of these areas, then, was disputed territories, as no one had held sovereignty there since the defeat of the Ottoman Empire. Only two countries, Pakistan and Britain, recognized the 19-year Jordanian “illegal occupation”. Even the entire Arab world refused to recognize it and, consequently, it was illegal and illegitimate ab initio.
After the 1967 war, the Jewish people have simply been returning to the land from which they were forcibly expelled during the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948-49.
This territory has always been known as Judea and Samaria. Do the names “Jew” (for Judea) and “Samaritan” (as in “good Samaritan”) sound familiar? In fact, Shemer, founder of Asher, a clan of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, was the owner and eponym of the hills of Samaria. Is there anything Arab or “Palestinian” about either? Even UN Resolution 181, the Partition Plan of 1947, refers to these territories as Judea and Samaria (http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/mideast.htm).
The word “occupiers” does not apply to the Jews. Prior to the illegal Jordanian occupation of 1948-67, Jews had maintained several thousand years of continual residence in the area. However, the term does apply to both the Jordanians and the “Palestinian” Arab squatters of today (http://www.tzemachdovid.org/Facts/islegal1.shtml).
In the early part of the 20th century, the Arab population carried out a war against the Jewish inhabitants of the area. This resulted in a series of massacres in Hebron, the birth place of Judaism, in 1929, as well as numerous other violent attacks, such as the 1936-39 pogroms against Jews, ending in the total expulsion of the Jewish population from much of Judea, Samaria and the Old City of Jerusalem.
As a result of the Israeli victory in 1967, Jewish people returned to this area and re-unified the historic capital of Jerusalem. Many of the Jews who had been expelled from this territory, or whose parents and grandparents were murdered by rampaging Arabs, have merely returned to their previous homes. And in subsequent years, additional Jewish communities (not “illegal settlements”) were built, mainly for security purposes, and others for historical and emotional reasons on mainly state-owned land and historical outposts.
Judea and Samaria were liberated, not stolen or occupied, from Jordan (see http://www.tzemachdovid.org/Facts/islegal3.shtml and http://www.internationalwallofprayer.org/A-143-A-Settlers-History-of-Settlements).
Since 1967, 261 new Arab settlements have been built in Judea and Samaria. According to international law, all of these are illegal, as no sovereignty was ever recognized over these territories; yet no one calls for their removal. Why is it that no one talks about those Arab settlements as obstacles to peace especially when they are bases for carrying out terrorism, and their inhabitants are constantly taught virulent hatred toward the Jewish people and the West?
Dismantling the Jewish communities in these territories will only reward terrorism.
The Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, are a litmus test of Arab intentions. Why can’t Jews live in their historic homeland if there really is peace? After all, there are 1.2 million Arabs living as citizens of Israel in the one Jewish country in the world, while there are only a handful of Jews living in any of the 22 Arab countries. In fact, in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, not only is it illegal for Jews to be citizens, they are not even allowed to live there.
Therefore, instead of Israel being the “apartheid state” in the region, it is the Arab world that is not only apartheid, but also racist and religiously exclusive.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/3182
http://www.opinioneditorials.com/guestcontributors/rneuwirth_20030109.html

Another Tack: No Jews in Judea

Jerusalem Post – Sarah Honig – ‎Jun 10, 2011‎
The international community relishes reviling ultra-tolerant Israel while it ignores and even justifies crude Arab racism. Just try to imagine what would have happened had Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stood before some Jewish forum and exclaimed that “from now on we won’t allow the presence of one Arab in our independent Israel with Jerusalem as its capital.”

…Addressing a recent emergency session of Arab League foreign ministers in Doha, Qatar, Mahmoud Abbas unabashedly declared that “when an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is established, we won’t allow the presence of one Israeli in it.”

Not to put too fine a point on it, this is the Arabic version of the German-minted Judenrein – “clean of Jews.” Yet no Arab diplomat was discomfited or shocked. Abbas consistently accentuates the same sentence with only trivial verbal variations. In December 2010, for instance, he put us on notice that “I will never allow a single Israeli to live among us on Palestinian land.”

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=224315


Worried [not racist] Israelis of racist Arab attacks

Israelis aren’t ‘racist’ – they’re worried

Isi Leibler
01/24/2007 22:18

Israel’s Arab citizens are being drawn toward radicalism by their leadership.

When Defense Minister Amir Peretz designated MK Ghaleb Majadle for a ministerial post, in order to garner Arab support for his position in Labor, Israel Beiteinu faction chairwoman Estherina Tartman branded the appointment “shameful and pitiful,” “a huge ax poised over the neck of Zionism,” and damaging to “Israel’s character as a Jewish state.” Granted Tartman’s outburst was contemptible. But that does not detract from the reality that increasingly hostile, even treasonable outbursts by Israeli Arabs against the state have created enormous resentment among Jewish Israelis. Some are beginning to regard their Arab neighbors as fifth columnists. In large measure it is the radical Israeli-Arab politicians who compete against each other to undermine the legitimacy of the Jewish state who must shoulder the blame for this. For example, it was treason, pure and simple, when MK Azmi Bishara and two other Balad MKs last year traveled illegally to Beirut and Damascus and proclaimed their solidarity with Hizbullah. “Hizbullah won, and for the first time since 1967, we tasted the taste of victory,” Bishara stated, adding that demonstrating “solidarity with these heroes is the least we can do.” Bishara also supported Syria’s struggle to free “occupied Arab land” and praised Syrian support for “resistance.” Balad MK Wasal Taha described the abduction of IDF soldiers as legitimate and said that “resistance is not terror but a moral value.” MK Taleb a-Sanaa was forced to resign from the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee after conducting illegal meetings with Hamas leaders. During the Lebanon war an Arab survey found that 78% of Israeli Arabs believed that Israeli leaders should be tried for war crimes. At funerals of Arab children killed by Hizbullah missiles, some parents went so far as to blame Israel, praise Hizbullah, and refer to Hassan Nasrallah as their “brother.”

At a rally of his followers, Sheikh Raed Salah, an Islamic Movement leader, urged Hizbullah and Hamas not to release kidnapped Israeli soldiers. More recently, in greetings extended to Fatah supporters in Gaza, MK Ahmed Tibi praised them for having nurtured “the first martyrs who fell and the first prisoners arrested.” He urged them to “continue the struggle” until a Palestinian state is established. In the religious arena, the mufti of Jerusalem and other Islamic leaders openly support Hamas, and call for the establishment of a caliphate on Israeli territory. MK Ibrahim Sarsour warned that any attempt to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount would plunge Israel into a bloodbath. “Muslims and Arabs would not stand by idly while representatives of Satan on earth try to launch their insane plots.” Arab schoolchildren are taught about the Nakba, the “catastrophe” of Israel’s creation and encouraged to despise the Jewish state.

ANOTHER DISCONCERTING development was a report from the National Committee of the Heads of Arab Local Councils titled “The Future Vision of Palestinian Arabs in Israel.” Backed by Arab leaders and intellectuals, the report effectively calls for the dismantling of the Jewish state and its replacement by a binational entity. It demands the abrogation of the Law of Return unless a Law of Return for Arabs is promulgated, replacement of the current Israeli flag and national anthem, and total autonomy in Arab education. It also requires that Israel acknowledge responsibility for the 1948 Nakba and take steps to “rectify the damage inflicted on the Palestinians.” Clearly the radicalization of Israeli Arabs already poses a genuine threat to the security of the nation. In fact, some Arab citizens of Israel have been arrested for spying on behalf of Hizbullah and the Iranians, and others for direct involvement in suicide bombings and terrorist attacks. As of now such incidents are not widespread, but with Israeli Arab MKs calling on their followers to identify with shaheeds, it is inevitable that more youngsters will move in this direction. To offset these trends the government must introduce a twin-track approach.

Israeli Arabs enjoy a higher standard of living than Arabs in any Arab country. One merely has to enter hospitals or universities in Jerusalem or Haifa to appreciate this. But despite this, they are among the lowest-income earners in the country, and still experience discrimination at various levels. The government must commit itself to granting Israeli Arab citizens genuine social and economic equality. Decent Israelis must publicly support this goal. But in turn, Arab-Israelis must accept the fact that Israel will remain a Jewish state. Those unwilling or unable to do so should join their Muslim kinsmen a few kilometers across the border and live in a future Palestinian state. Of course most would undoubtedly choose to remain in a Jewish state rather than become citizens of Hamasland. The government is now belatedly reviewing the situation and the Knesset has even begun drafting legislation which will invariably impose limits on freedom of expression. But we are a nation at war and must defend ourselves. The Knesset was able to outlaw Meir Kahane’s party, which posed no threat to the security of the state but was allegedly promoting racism. It should therefore not be difficult to take similar steps against actions which undermine our security. As a nation surrounded by enemies pledged to our destruction, we must become far more vigilant. This is not a lapse into McCarthyism. It is common sense and self-defense. If British-born Muslims can be transformed into suicide bombers in London mosques and schools, similar situations will inevitably ensue here unless we take firm action in advance. This should in no way detract from our determination to ensure that Israel remain a Jewish democratic state. Most of us always dreamt of having an Arab minority that would live with us in peace and friendship and possibly even act as a bridge for reconciliation with the Arab world.

Alas, at least in the short term that is not on the horizon. But this dream becomes even more distant if we continue burying our heads in the sand and fail to take determined action to bring a halt to the ongoing encouragement of substantial numbers of our citizens into undermining the state in which they live and hating their Jewish neighbors. The writer chairs the Diaspora-Israel relations committee of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and is a veteran international Jewish leader.
http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=49178


Israeli Jews aren’t racist – they’re anxious‎ – Ha’aretz

When most of the Jewish public feels the Arab-Jewish pincers closing on them to change the Jewish-Zionist identity of the state, it begins to defend itself.

By Israel Harel


A recent survey by the Israel Democracy Institute has revealed that 62 percent of the Jews in Israel support conditioning the right to vote for the Knesset on a declaration of loyalty to the state. With regard to this finding and other, similar ones, Prof. Tamar Hermann, a senior fellow at the Institute said: “If for some reason or other the Jewish public has its back to the wall and has to choose between the two components of the definition of the state’s character, it is very highly likely that the national, Jewish definition will be chosen over the definition of the regime, democratic.”


A key expression for understanding the survey’s findings is therefore: “If the Jewish public has its back to the wall…” But this “if,” for those who hasten to claim that racism has spread through the country, is no longer an “if.”


The Jewish public’s back has been against the wall for a long time now. That is mainly the result of the harsh expressions, in word and deed, of the Arab public in Israel. A public whose political, religious and intellectual elites are working in Israel and abroad to delegitimize the Jewish nation-state.


Expressions aired in Nazareth or even in the Knesset, are sometimes becoming more extreme than in the Palestinian Authority. The Arab pressure is joined by those in Jewish circles that have public opinion-forming tools, such as academics and culture and media gatekeepers.


When most of the Jewish public feels the Arab-Jewish pincers closing on them to change the Jewish-Zionist identity of the state, it begins to defend itself. Self-defense is not racism, and when others lash out and tell this public that it is racist to demand a loyalty oath to the state as a condition for obtaining Israeli citizenship (for both Jews and Arabs ), it is even more persuaded that its fears are justified.


After all, this Jewish public knows that naturalization in the most liberal countries, first and foremost the United States, requires a long period of study culminating with a loyalty oath.


If the Arab public would show basic loyalty to the state, the situation would not have come about in which a third of the Jewish public – indeed a worrisome figure – supports detention camps for Arabs in wartime. If the human rights groups would fight the oppression of human rights, particularly of women, in the Arab sector as well – where the situation is much worse than in the Jewish community – the survey would not have found that half the Jewish public believe these organizations cause damage to the state.


Moreover, 45 percent of those surveyed believe that the High Court of Justice is not politically objective and limitations should be placed on its powers. Presumably, with regard to the High Court, and perhaps even with regard to practical steps that should be taken with the Arab irredenta, the public is still reticent – or fearful – about expressing its true feelings, even in a survey.


The Jewish public is not racist; it is anxious. And it is defending itself against the trend to change – by judicial and propaganda manipulations – the identity of the Jewish state.


The road to reducing the anxiety is not by preaching morality or by labeling self-defense as racist. The Arabs, who have led the Jewish majority to this undesirable state of affairs are the ones who must prove that these fears are groundless. Quite a bit of the blame is on Jewish groups, which, in most of the conflicts between Jewish and Arabs, stands almost automatically with the Arabs. These groups include political parties, human rights groups, NGOs, cultural organizations, think tanks within and outside of universities, and a good deal of the judicial establishment, including High Court justices.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/israeli-jews-aren-t-racist-they-re-anxious-1.328332


Arab Islamic Apartheid

Let’s launch ‘Arab Apartheid Week’

By MICHAEL FREUND

03/11/2010 10:17

Arab states remain the last great outpost of despotism and tyranny.

In nearly three dozen cities across the world, a coordinated series of events is being held this week with the express aim of demonizing Israel. Now in its sixth year, the annual hate-fest known as “Israel Apartheid Week” has sought to portray the Jewish state as a bastion of bigotry, inequality and discrimination.

The organizers do not mince words in describing their objectives, asserting on their Web site that they aim “to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns” against the Jewish state. This, they confidently declare, is a key part of “the battle to end Israeli apartheid,” whatever that means.

Naturally, behind the sloganeering stands a clear political platform, one which essentially seeks to dismantle the Jewish state by stripping it of territory and flooding the country with millions of Palestinian refugees through the so-called right of return.

The first step in this campaign, of course, is to equate Israel with the evils of apartheid-era South Africa, thereby laying the groundwork for increased diplomatic and economic pressure to make far-reaching concessions. And so, as usual, the only democracy in the Middle East

once again finds itself on the receiving end of yet another indefensible canard, accused of one of modernity’s greatest political sins without any basis or justification.

SIMPLY PUT, this slur cannot be allowed to stand. It is an insult to Israel and its democracy and dangerously analogous to asserting that Zionism is a form of racism. If allowed to take hold in the public’s consciousness, it could have far-reaching and extremely damaging effects on support for Israel in the near- and long-term. In the past, the typical response by pro-Israel activists to such charges has been to go on the defensive, responding to the slanders and explaining in great detail the myriad differences between democratic Israel and the racist regime that once ruled South Africa.

Well, I say the time has come to stop playing defense and to bring the offense out onto the field. We need to turn the tables and fight back against our opponents by taking the struggle toward their end-zone.

A good place to be start would be to organize an annual “Arab Apartheid Week,” which would highlight the decrepit state of human and political rights throughout the Arab world.

There is a solid case to be made that the Arab states remain the last great outpost of despotism and tyranny on earth, and people need to be reminded as much. Indeed, the Arab world today is a living encyclopedia of outmoded forms of government, from sultanates such as Oman and emirates such as Qatar, to thuggish dictatorships such as Syria and dynastic monarchies along the lines of Jordan. It may be a political scientist’s dream, but it is a nightmare for the hundreds of millions of Arabs chafing under oppression and tyranny.

Basic and fundamental freedoms such as personal autonomy and individual rights are routinely trampled upon, and ethnic and religious minority groups suffer extreme discrimination and
intolerance. Just ask Coptic Christians in Egypt, Baha’is in Iran or Shi’ites in Saudi Arabia for starters.

This was borne out most recently by a report issued by Freedom House, the independent Washington-based group that advocates for freedom worldwide. Its annual survey, “Freedom in the World 2010,” would make for eye-opening reading for all those who cry “apartheid” whenever they see a flag with a Star of David.

Consider the following findings:

Of the 18 countries in the Middle East that Freedom House surveyed, only one is considered to be “free.”

And just who might that be? Yep, you guessed it: Israel.

Not a single Arab country – not one! – did Freedom House consider “free.” Three Arab states – Morocco, Lebanon and Kuwait – were labeled “partly free,” while 13 other Arab states as well as Iran merited the dubious distinction of being branded as “not free.”

In effect, then, this means that of the approximately 370 million human beings currently residing in the Middle East, only 2 percent enjoy true freedom – namely those who live in the Jewish state.

So much for “Israeli apartheid.”

NOT SURPRISINGLY, in a press release announcing the report’s publication, Freedom House concluded that “the Middle East remained the most repressive region in the world.” It is this message that Israel and its supporters need to begin highlighting. By casting a spotlight on the subjugation, oppression and tyranny that typify nearly the entire Arab world, we can open some eyes out there and educate the Western public as to who really shares their democratic values.

As Prof. Bernard Lewis has written, the Arab states are little more than “a string of shabby tyrannies, ranging from traditional autocracies to new-style dictatorships, modern only in their apparatus of repression and indoctrination.”

An annual Arab Apartheid Week, held on campuses and at community centers, could be an effective vehicle for driving home this fundamental truth.

Doing so will reframe the debate. More importantly, it will help Westerners to finally begin recognizing the Arab regimes for what they are: a dangerous mix of despotism and dictatorship.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?ID=170729

What About The Arab Apartheid? :: Hudson New York 16 Mar 2010 … Perhaps the time has come for these students and professors behind Israel Apartheid to consider holding not Arab Apartheid Week, …

http://www.hudson-ny.org/1111/what-about-the-arab-apartheid



What About The Arab Apartheid? Part II :: Hudson New York 23 Mar 2010 … Of all Arab and Islamic countries, Saudi Arabia is often described as a “glaring example of religious apartheid.”

http://www.hudson-ny.org/1120/what-about-the-arab-apartheid-part-ii


Where Is The Outcry Against Arab Apartheid?
by Khaled Abu Toameh
March 11, 2011 at 5:00 am


Mohammed Nabil Taha, an 11-year-old Palestinian boy, died this week at the entrance to a Lebanese hospital after doctors refused to help him because his family could not afford to pay for medical treatment.


The tragic case of Taha highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who live in impoverished refugee camps in Lebanon and who are the victims of an Apartheid system that denies them access to work, education and medical care.


Ironically, the boy’s death at the entrance to the hospital coincided with Israel Apartheid Week, a festival of hatred and incitement organized by anti-Israel activists on university campuses in the US, Canada and other countries.


It is highly unlikely that the folks behind the festival have heard about the case of Taha. Judging from past experiences, it is also highly unlikely that they would publicize the case after they heard about it.


Why should anyone care about a Palestinian boy who is denied medical treatment by an Arab hospital? This is a story that does not have an anti-Israel angle to it.


Can anyone imagine what would have happened if an Israeli hospital had abandoned a boy to die in its parking lot because his father did not have $1,500 to pay for his treatment?


The UN Security Council would hold an emergency session and Israel would be strongly condemned and held responsible for the death of the boy.


All this is happening at a time when tens of thousands of Palestinian patients continue to benefit from treatments in Israeli hospitals.


Last year alone, some 180,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip entered Israel to receive medical treatment. Many were treated despite the fact that they did not have enough money to cover the bill. In Israel, even a suicide bomber who is — only! — wounded while trying to kill Jews is entitled to the finest medical treatment. And there have been many instances where Palestinians who were injured in attacks on Israel later ended up in some of Israel’s best hospitals.


Lebanon, by the way, is not the only Arab country that officially applies Apartheid laws against Palestinians, denying them the right to receive proper medical treatment and own property.


Just last week it was announced that a medical center in Jordan has decided to stop treating Palestinian cancer patients because the Palestinian Authority has failed to pay its debts to the center.


Other Arab countries have also been giving the Palestinians a very hard time when it comes to receiving medical treatment.


It is disgraceful that while Israel admits Palestinian patients to its hospitals, Arab hospitals are denying them medical treatment for various reasons, including money. But then one is reminded that Arab dictators do not care about their own people, so why should they pay attention to an 11-year-old boy who is dying at the entrance to a hospital because his father was not carrying $1,500?


But as the death took place in an Arab country – and as the victim is an Arab – why should anyone care about him? Where is the outcry against Arab Apartheid?
http://www.hudson-ny.org/1953/arab-apartheid


Dhimmi Victims Gallery – DHIMMI :: Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights…Dhimmi Victims Gallery
BANGLADESH These Bangladeshi women are just some of the countless Hindu rape victims terrorized by Muslim militants in Bangladesh…. SUDAN… To date, the Jihad in Sudan has claimed the lives of two millionAfrican Christians and animists. Thousands of other have been enslaved, raped, and maimed. Today there is a creeping genocide that threatens the people of Southern Sudan…

IRAN… The Bahai community constitutes Iran’s largest religious minority group. Today they are facing a creeping genocide, as the Islamic fundamentalist regime in Tehran seeks to systematically intimidate, suppress, convert, and murder members of the Bahai faith. A secret Iranian government document, discovered in 1993, reveals the government’s attempt to slowly and steadily decimate the Bahai community, by rendering them second-class citizens through a system of apartheid which the New York Times compared to the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany. Today, the Bahai of Iran are an endangered people. Without the help of the international human rights community, this vital religious community will soon become extinct…
PAKISTAN… The Pakistani Christian community is subject to constant harassment and discrimination by the Muslim government and local tribal rulers. They are becoming an endangered people as their numbers dwindle in the face of persecution, intimidation, and intermittent violence.
Apartheid that distinguishes Muslims and non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia. Much like the Jim Crow laws of the old South, Saudi law creates a two-tier society in which non-Muslims are denied the right to practice their religion, travel freely, and even be buried on Saudi soil. Christians living in Saudi Arabia are subject to violence, intimidation, and imprisonment. The victims of this government-sponsored discrimination are often Christian migrant workers, who are unable to protect themselves from the government’s programmatic discrimination. Without the help of the international human rights community, the Christians of Saudi Arabia will continue to be the victims of religious apartheid… ISRAEL… Hebrew University, home to Jewish and Arab students, was targeted by Jihadist radicals. … Jordan’s Christian minority is subject to a system of religious discrimination imposed by Islamic courts that oppress this small and shrinking religious minority..

http://www.dhimmi.com/victimsgallery.htm


The case for Israel – Page 59
Alan M. Dershowitz – 2003 – Biography & Autobiography – 264 pages

… governments had an apartheid-like system under which Dhimmis—a religious category that includes Jews and Christians…

http://books.google.com/books?id=Dunx_i1P6fMC&pg=PA59&lpg=PA59


Arab Racist anti-democratic-Israel hypocrisy

Arab Regimes, Not Israel, Are Guilty of Racism
…At the conference on racism, in Durban, Arab delegates and their allies accused Israel of racism and … Black Africans are also the victims of Arab racism. …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=488

Racists cry racism at U.N. conference … At the Durban debacle, racists cried racism and anti-Semites paraded their bigotry while condemning Israeli …
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=10776

Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, which holds that Jews, like any other nation, are entitled to a homeland.

History has demonstrated the need to ensure Jewish security through a national homeland. Zionism recognizes that Jewishness is defined by shared origin, religion, culture and history. The realization of the Zionist dream is exemplified by more than five million Jews, from more than 100 countries, who are Israeli citizens.

Israel’s Law of Return grants automatic citizenship to Jews, but non-Jews are also eligible to become citizens under naturalization procedures similar to those in other countries. Approximately 1,000,000 Muslim and Christian Arabs, Druze, Baha’is, Circassians and other ethnic groups also are represented in Israel’s population. The presence in Israel of thousands of dark-skinned Jews from Ethiopia, Yemen and India is the best refutation of the calumny against Zionism. In a series of historic airlifts, labeled Moses (1984), Joshua (1985) and Solomon (1991), Israel rescued almost 42,000 members of the ancient Ethiopian Jewish community.

Zionism does not discriminate against anyone. Israel’s open and democratic character, and its scrupulous protection of the religious and political rights of Christians and Muslims, rebut the charge of exclusivity. Moreover, anyone — Jew or non-Jew, Israeli, American, or Saudi, black, white, yellow or purple — can be a Zionist.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf1.html#e

Responses to the Anti-Israel Left and Arab Rejectionists

Why Israel is not an apartheid, racist state

Sam Fleischacker

February 5, 2002

[…]

1) Israeli Arabs have voting rights, and a full range of other civil and political rights, and there are no “anti-miscegenation” laws, or other policies of racial segregation. So the apartheid claim is simply false.

2) The sense in which Israel is “Jewish” is essentially two-fold: Jews are favored in immigration, and the state represents Jewish culture in its flag, official holiday calendar, and some of the cultural programming it underwrites. Practically every nation in the world has some kind of similar favoritism in its immigration policy: ethnic Germans, who have lived for generations outside Germany, have a “right of return” to Germany; English-speaking people are favored to enter England, (and I think, the US, Canada, and Australia); only ethnically Dutch people can become Dutch citizens, etc. As for the representation of Judaism in the public square: one glance at the flags of Norway, Sweden, or Denmark demonstrates that many liberal countries are not at all shy about proclaiming themselves officially “Christian.” Britain has not one but *two* crosses in its flag. Britain and Sweden both have official churches, and for a long time it was true, and still remains somewhat true, that you can’t “really” be British or Swedish without also being Anglican or Lutheran. Saudi Arabia has a crescent on its flag, and is of course very loudly Islamic; so is Iran, and Pakistan was formed to be a home for (Indian) Muslims, as Israel was to be a home for Jews. Many countries, perhaps most, indeed do far more to promote Christianity or Islam (or Buddhism, in the cases of Burma, Thailand, and Sri Lanka) than Israel does for Judaism. Christmas is on the official calendar of most Christian countries, and in several (Poland, Ireland) it is difficult or impossible for politicians to defy the Church’s teachings on many subjects. So: it is entirely untrue that Israel is the only country “based on” religion or ethnicity. If Israel is racist, so are Britain and Sweden and Pakistan and Thailand, among many, many others. And, given this widespread preference for ethnicities and religions other than Judaism, it is hard for many Jews to find a home outside of Israel. Someone who proclaims Israel to be basically racist is essentially just saying that they think the ethnic and religious identity of Jews doesn’t matter – while the ethnic and religious identity of Germans, Anglicans, Indian Muslims, etc. all do matter. And that is anti-semitism: the racist hatred of or contempt for Jews.

By the way, the old PLO “one-state” line never did call for a strictly “secular, democratic state.” It called for an “*Arab*, secular, democratic state.” That’s just as ethnically limited as a Jewish state.

– Sam Fleischacker

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy

University of Illinois, Chicago

http://www.uic.edu/depts/phil/bios/fleischacker.htm

http://www.chicagopeacenow.org/rr-26.html

Yes, Israel’s a democracy

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.

May 27, 2010|Jacob Dayan

The Jewish state of Israel is a diverse nation that has absorbed people from more than 140 countries. Among its population are about 1.5 million Arabs, including Israeli Knesset member Ahmad Tibi, who in a May 23 Times interview lashed out at Israel, using inflammatory words like “racist” and “fascist.” As is his style, Tibi failed to back up his white-hot rhetoric with hard facts.

In 1947, Arab leaders rejected a United Nations resolution to form an Arab state alongside a Jewish one. This caused the displacement of some 600,000 Palestinian refugees. From that point forward, Arab nations have denied these Palestinians and their descendants citizenship and basic civil rights, including the right to own property, get an education or take out loans — rights held by Israeli Arabs.

Arab Israelis, who make up about 20% of the nation’s population, enjoy equal rights, government representation and protection in Israel. They live freely in all parts of Israel, can use all public facilities, attend Israel’s top universities and are contributing members of society. By no means is Israel the epitome of perfection, but we do aspire for equality for all our citizens. According to the Abraham Fund Initiative, since Israel’s establishment in 1948, the number of schools in the Arab Israeli school system increased by more than fifteenfold; Hebrew schools grew by only five times. The number of classes offered in the Arab Israeli system increased more than seventeenfold, and since 1961 the literacy rate of Arab Israelis jumped from 49.6% to 90%, a clear indication of the educational opportunities offered to all our citizens.

Not only are Arabs treated equally as individual citizens, but their minority status is also recognized in some aspects by the government, with Arabic being an official language in Israel (alongside Hebrew) and Israeli Muslims having their own jurisdiction on religious issues (Sharia law) pertaining to members of their community, just like Jewish religious law at the Rabbinical courts. Additionally, Arab Israelis are citizens with full voting rights and can serve as elected members of the Knesset, as lawmaker Tibi does. It is true that Arab Israelis hold about 10% of the Knesset seats, a number that is disproportionate to their population. Perhaps this is because Arab Israelis are opting instead to vote for non-Arab parties or exercising their democratic right not to vote at all.

In his interview, Tibi made it clear that he has no intention of serving as a bridge between Israeli Arabs, Palestinians and Israeli Jews. But he also made it clear that he would never give up his Israeli citizenship or passport for a future Palestinian identity. And why would he? Would a Palestinian parliament allow a member to travel freely to an enemy state, such as the Arab Knesset members’ recent public visit to Libya? Would a Palestinian parliament allow one of its members to serve as an adviser to a hostile government? For those who may not know, Tibi served as Yasser Arafat’s adviser on Israeli affairs while simultaneously serving as a member of the Knesset.

Tibi knows that no Arab country would afford him the freedoms that the Jewish state does. After all, Arab Knesset members are even allowed to travel to Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas, the terrorist organization that vows to exterminate the Jewish state. Israeli Arab lawmakers travel there to express their support, then return to their Knesset offices to make their case to Israeli and international media. Is any such freedom available in the Arab world? Of course not! Tibi knows this; he relies on such freedoms to do his work.

Finally, allow me to reference Ishmael Khaldi who was — until recently — Israel’s deputy consul general in San Francisco. Khaldi is a Bedouin who now serves as an adviser to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman; he will visit Los Angeles in June to speak about his personal experiences. Below is an excerpt from what he said in a San Francisco Chronicle interview in March 2009:

“I am a proud Israeli — along with many other non-Jewish Israelis such as Druze, Baha’i, Bedouin, Christians and Muslims, who live in one of the most culturally diversified societies and the only true democracy in the Middle East…. By any yardstick you choose — educational opportunity, economic development, women and gay’s rights, freedom of speech and assembly, legislative representation — Israel’s minorities fare far better than any other country in the Middle East.”

I may not agree with Tibi’s comments, but I do recognize the importance of his right to express his opinions. The freedom of expression, granted to Tibi by the only democratic state in the Middle East, is one that is also enjoyed by all Israeli citizens — Jews and Arabs alike.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/27/opinion/la-oew-dayan-20100527

Jimmy Carter… “I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis.”
http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0612/12/acd.02.html

“Palestine” – [REAL] Apartheid

Beware Palestinian apartheid

Op-ed: Palestinian leader Abbas seeks to adopt racist policy based on ethnic cleansing of Jews

Jonathan Dahoah Halevi Published: 08.04.10, 00:03 / Israel

The Palestinian Authority is under heavy international pressure, mostly American, aimed at facilitating the transition from proximity talks to direct negotiations with Israel.

The written message recently sent by President Obama to Palestinian Chairman Mahmud Abbas indicated that the American administration is not content, to say the least, with the Palestinian foot-dragging in the peace process, or with what is perceived to be a lack of appreciation for American pressure on Israel (which led PM Netanyahu to accept the two-state solution and to temporarily freeze settlement activity in the West Bank and Jerusalem.)

However, there is no obvious fundamental change in the Palestinian stance. The PA hesitates and refrains from explicit commitment to direct negotiations without any pre-conditions. Instead, it tries to weather the American demands by raising a new proposal to convene a three-way meeting of Palestine, Israel, and America to discuss the agenda of the negotiations, its legitimacy, and the settlement cessation.

While briefing the Egyptian media in Cairo, Abbas divulged last week his version of the failure of the peace talks with former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert and his positions regarding the political settlement of the conflict. Abbas noted that he almost reached an agreement with Olmert, but the negotiations failed at the final stretch because of disagreement on the discussed land swap.

Olmert proposed 6.5% but Abbas accepted to no more than 1.9%. Abbas said that he demanded to divide Jerusalem, with the city’s eastern section handed over to the Palestinians and the western part remaining in Israeli hands, and insisted that the refugee problem must be settled in accordance with an Arab peace initiative from March 2002, and UN resolution 194. He also stressed that he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

“I’m willing to agree to a third party that would supervise the agreement, such as NATO forces, but I would not agree to having Jews among the NATO forces, or that there will live among us even a single Israeli on Palestinian land,” he was quoted by Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency.

A state without Jews

The Palestinians intend to demand the implementation of the UN resolution regarding refugees, from a Palestinian perspective, which gives the 5.5 million refugees and their descendants the right of return and to settle in the State of Israel. In his briefing to the Egyptian media, Abbas presented this strategy and denied the Jewish character of Israel. He maintains that Israel should, in fact, become a bi-national state, but on the other hand that Palestine must become a state “clean” of Jews.

The term “Israeli” used by Abbas means “Jew,” as the PA sees Israeli Arabs, Muslims and Christians alike as an integral part of the Palestinian people. The future State of Palestine, according Abbas, must resist any Jewish presence in its territory. In other words, the PA embraces a racist policy – Palestinian apartheid – directed at Jews, based on denial of Jewish history and the cultural and religious linkage of the Jewish people to the land.

The anti-Semitism embodied in Abbas’ words refers also to his position towards the NATO observers’ force that may be deployed in the West Bank to monitor the implementation of the peace agreement with Israel. He is opposed to Jews being included in this force; meaning, he will ask Germany and all other partner countries in NATO to use their own forces in the West Bank, in an effort to the exclude any Jewish soldiers.

He didn’t explain how these countries would determine who is a Jew, whether according to orthodox Jewish laws or just if one of the parents or grandparents was a Jew. But even Saudi Arabia didn’t dare oppose the deployment of American Jewish soldiers on its land during operation Desert Storm (1990-1), and no one in Israel ever demanded to disqualify Muslim soldiers from serving in the international observers’ forces in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and Sinai.

The racist language used by Abbas is particularly despicable as it doubts the loyalty of the Jews to their country. It is for this reason that his comments call for a firm Israeli and European response.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3929819,00.html

Gandhi’s recent criticism of Israel is peculiar. He is quite blind to the stark Judenrein apartheid in the autonomous Palestine Authority areas that stare him in the face. So he does not point a finger at Judenrein, apartheid in Jordan for example. Nor to the Judenrein regimes of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Kuwait, Qatar and others.

Many had viable Jewish communities until 1948 when they were forced to flee for their lives. Some 700,000 made their way to the Jewish State. In the process these states achieved their Judenrein objective – and also stole their property and possessions.
http://israeldefender.com/?paged=10

The Gramsci Factor: 59 Socialists in Congress – Page 74
 Chuck Morse – 2002 – 172 pages
Much of the indignation he would’ve faced would’ve no doubt emanated from quarters supporting the racist and apartheid idea of expelling 200000 Jews from the disputed territories leaving the area Judenrein.
http://books.google.com/books?id=OvV69F3yLukC&pg=PA74


The Israel Test – Page 10
 George Gilder – 2009 – 296 pages
But creating no such problem of apartheid worth mentioning by such gentlemen are the vast Judenrein realms of Arabia accomplished by evicting up to some 800 thousand Jews from their midst immediately following Israel’s War of … Equating democracy not with the rule of law but with the claims of racist self-determination, these writers …
http://books.google.com/books?id=rmpxeGzuX64C&pg=PA10


The big lie: on terror, antisemitism, and identity – Page 191 –
David Solway – LMB Editions, 2007 – 320 pages
We must also bear in mind that Palestinians living in Israel will naturally keep their Israeli citizenship, but the new Palestine would be effectively judenrein, or Jew-free (another reason why Palestine would not be a genuine democracy but a racist and apartheid state), that the terrorists will continue
http://books.google.com/books?id=DYXmAAAAIAAJ&q=judenrein


StandWithUs.com | ACTION ALERT—SECURITY PETITION May 8, 2009 … The PA supports racist policies. It demands the West Bank be judenrein and imposes the death penalty if Palestinians sell land to Jews. …
https://www.standwithus.com/security/?tab=1


SPME: SHMUEL TRIGANO: THE OPEN RACISM OF THE FUTURE STATE OF PALESTINE


By Shmuel Trigano, Paris University
Published in: Original Submission to SPME Faculty Forum October 28, 2010

During a meeting with the Egyptian press in Cairo at the beginning of August, Mahmud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, and the man on whom the United States and Europe have placed all of their hopes for peace, revealed what was at the back of his mind with regard to the Jews and the nature of the regime he plans to set up in the future State of Palestine. The official demands of the Palestinians for a settlement are known: Israel’s agreement in advance to withdraw to the borders of 1967, a freeze of construction in the territories including Jerusalem, the division of this city, including the Old City, which must become part of the Palestinian Authority, the solution of the problem of the “refugees” in conformance with Arab demands and Resolution 194 of the General Assembly of the U.N.).

When considering the possibility that a third force, such as NATO, could be given the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the planned agreement, Mahmud Abbas imposed a condition: that there should not be a single Jewish soldier and any Israeli. “I am ready to accept a third party which supervises the implementation of the agreement, NATO forces for example, but I will not accept the presence of Jews in these forces or a [single] Israeli on the Land of Palestine.”

Is such a demand tainted with antisemitism? It should not come as a shock, if we remember that Mahmud Abbas defended his doctoral thesis which was based on Holocaust denial at a school for political indoctrination in the Soviet Union.

Some may see a polemical and ideological expression in the term “racist,” but Mahmud Abbas’ demand with regard to NATO leaves no doubt in this respect. What does it really mean when he demands that the European states, members of NATO, exclude their Jewish citizens from the ranks of their forces? Can one imagine such a situation and the juridical mechanisms that these states would have to activate in order to separate the Jews from their citizens? As it happens, Mahmud Abbas does not help them by defining the criteria of who is a Jew: religious law, ethnic origins, the father, the mother, the grandfather? It is all the more remarkable that Saudi Arabia, during the Gulf War in 1990-1992, permitted American Jewish soldiers to serve with the American forces on its territory, a land which, according to the Koran, is sacred and should not shelter any non-Moslem. In all of these cases, it is not a question of Israelis, but of Jews, and one knows that the Arabs, in their immense majority do not make a distinction. “Yahoud” [Jew], in this region, designates without hesitation “The Israeli.” What Abbas says about Jews, he says about Israelis, as we have seen, and he demands that the Europeans, so attentive to his wishes, that they accept his conditions.

The refusal to recognize Israel, the Jewish State

There is a perfect coherence between this demand toward the West and the refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish State, which on many occasions Abbas or Saeb Erekat, his “minister” of foreign affairs, have articulated. The two positions with regard to NATO and refusal to recognize the Jewish State, as such, share of the same anti-Semitism. The thinking behind this refusal, currently repeated as a leitmotiv, has not been sufficiently analyzed. We can immediately dismiss the most current explanation that a state does not have to recognize the “religion” of another State. This is a stalling tactic, which PLO used numerous times in the past, especially in the Palestinian Charter, as we shall see below. To be specific, “Jew” here means a “nation”, not a “religion”. It is with that intention that the UN Resolution (181, II), of November 1947, uses 23 the expression “Jewish State” twenty three times, when it advocates the creation of “two states in Palestine, a Jewish one and an Arab one” (see especially article 3).

In order to understand what this refusal means and why it is not motivated by nationalistic but racist intentions, we shall have to consider it in the context of collateral evidence.

If one examines its link to the demand for the return of the “refugees” of 1948, the picture is clear. Under the weight of five million refugees Israel would automatically become a country with an Arab and Islamic majority, a binational state where the Jews would be a minority, while Palestine would become uniquely Arab. Not one Jew, not even under the flag of NATO or the UN, would be able to be in Palestine, but five million Arabs would join the million Israeli Arabs already residing in the State of Israel and openly rebel against the notion of a Jewish (national) state.

The Palestinian Authority is building a racist regime based on the principle of establishing an apartheid between a Palestine untainted by Jewish blood and a mixed State of Israel where the Jews would become a minority. In its refusal to recognize a Jewish state, there is, in fact, more then a rejection and denial of Jewish history and identity. One may well understand that this improper and exorbitant demand serves a politically correct fig leaf for its fundamental refusal to recognize the State of Israel. On this point, the PLO abandoned its bluff of a “Secular and Democratic Palestine,” which it had promoted in the decade between 1980 and 1990, except that the Palestinians now demand that this formula be imposed on Israel, as they would like it to be, [1] while Palestine proper would be purely Arab.

State-sanctioned Racism and Segregation

Palestine proper would be, indeed, Arab and Islamic. That is written explicitly in the draft constitution of the planned state: “This constitution is based on the will of Palestinian-Arab people,” (Article 1), “the Palestinian people are a part of the Arab and Islamic nation,” (Article 2), “sovereignty belongs to the Palestinian Arab people,” (Article 10), “the legal character of the Arab-Palestinian people will be embodied by the state,” (Article 13). “Islam will be the official religion of the state,” (Article 6).

We can verify this last principle (the Islamic quality of the state) in the light of the use of rhetorical obfuscation (Article 6) to which the drafters of this constitution resort when they give the appearance of making space for non-Moslems: “Islam will be the official religion of the state. The monotheistic religions will be respected.”

Who are these odd “monotheists” and what about] the Hindus, the Confucians, the Behais, etc., forbidden to live in Palestine?) if not a politically correct version of the old dhimmi status imposed on non-Moslems by the Koranic law? In practice, this article would apply only to Christians, because there should be no more Jews in the State of Palestine. …

This strange “monotheistic” statute permits us to understand by deduction the Palestinian Authority’s vision of the state of Israel (that is to say of Jewish Israelis). In Palestine, the Jews theoretically would not be citizens, because they are neither “Arabs” (the key to Palestinian nationality according to articles 10 and 13), nor “Moslems,” (key to the Palestinian national law according to article 6). Although they would be “respected,” they would fall outside of national sovereignty, the exclusive privilege of the Arabs (Article 10), who could be Christians or Moslems, indeed, but with a restriction. Since the law would conform to Islamic law, Christian Arabs could only be second class citizens, subjected to the status which Koranic law imposes on them, a status which excludes them from the general law which applies to the Moslems, a status granted however as a privilege. As they are not subjected to the rules of (Islamic) national law with regard to their personal status, they will be permitted to act autonomously within the framework of their law and religious tribunals.

This was already the case before the colonial era, before Islam lost all power over non-Moslems, and this is indeed what the Palestinian constitution provides for in its Article 7: “the principles of Islamic Sharia are the first source of legislation. The legislative power will determine the law of personal status under the authority of the monotheistic religions in conformity with their religions, with due respect to the clauses of the constitution and the preservation of unity, of the stability and progress of the Palestinian [Moslem] people.”

The problem is twofold: Sharia will not only apply to them when their “personal” status is at stake (and this status is segregative: it included, in the pre-colonial era, political submission, submission in behavior and religion, payment of a head tax, the djizya, or a financial tax on the land from which they have been dispossessed, the kharadj, etc) but also in their quality as citizens. It will indeed govern the citizenry as the law of the state (art. 6). Non-Moslems will be subject to its rulings as citizens and not only as believers.

How does the “monotheistic” statute reveal the vision which the Palestinian Authority has with regard to what the State of Israel should be, and which it does not want to recognize as “Jewish”? Would it recognize the “monotheist” character of the Israelis but not the Jewish character of their state? Would not the term, “Jewish,” designate a “monotheist”?

It is the understanding of the status of the dhimmi which could help us to grasp this apparent contradiction which contains a nasty trick for those who do not understand the categories of Moslem culture. The status of the dhimmi, one must know, is not personal but applies to collectivities, to the “nations” (millet from the times of the Turks) politically subjected to Islamic power since the “Conquest.”

It is necessary to explain the theological basis of the collective condition of the dhimmi. According to the Koranic vision, there were different “umma” [peoples] in history, each one rising to the call of a prophet (Moses, Jesus, etc.), until the advent of the final “umma,” which rose to the call of Islam. The basis of an umma is thus a ‘religion.”

In this sense, the Palestinian leaders cannot recognize the right of a Jewish state (and in fact any state which would not be Islamic), which would entail the self-determination and sovereignty of a collectivity whose only possible status under Islam is that of dhimmi. This would be an affront to the Islamic umma. A Jewish state thus constitutes essentially a scandal. The two terms, “State,” and “Jewish” therefore constitute, as theological-political matter, an impossible alloy. The Jews cannot have a state. They are not a people of political standing, because there can only be The Umma. They [the Jews] can neither be free nor sovereign.

An unclear “nationalism”

This classical Islamic perspective was much more evident in the sixties and seventies when the PLO did not resort to double talk to such a sophisticated degree, even if it already made use of western concepts (religion and state) to express Islamic notions. What does one read indeed in the PLO Charter in its first version (1964)? “The Balfour Declaration, the Mandate for Palestine, and everything which derives from them are declared null and void. The claims of the Jews to historical and religious links with Palestine are incompatible the historical facts and the true conception of what a nation consists. Judaism, being a religion, does not constitute an independent nationality. For the same matter, the Jews do not constitute a unique nation with its own identity. They are citizens of the states to which they belong” (Article 20).

This is already a strange remark for a culture which confuses the political and the religious… It does not prevent the PLO, in the same text, from insisting on the exclusive Arab character of Palestine: “Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people. It is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people is a part of the Arab nation (Article 1.)” […] “Arab unity and the liberation of Palestine constitute two complementary goals” (article 13) “The people of Palestine play the role of the vanguard in the realization of this sacred objective.” Here, the term, Arab nation, really designates the Umma.

We discover in this remark the extent to which the strictly Palestinian “national” framework is recent (the second version of the charter was published in 1968). “The Palestinian people believe in Arab unity. In order for it to contribute to the realization of this objective, it is necessary however, at this stage of the struggle to safeguard the Palestinian identity and develop its consciousness of this identity,” (Article 12) because (Article 1): “Palestine is the home of the Arab Palestinian people. It is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people is an integral part of the Arab nation.” Actually, despite the “nationalistic” formulation of this clause, the term, Arab nation, defines other words the Islamic Umma. Palestine belongs to the Umma (which cannot renounce a part of Islamic land).

It is noteworthy that in their constitutional documents, the Moslem Brotherhood write the same thing about Jews/Israelis, although in a more extreme manner in the case of the Hamas. Let the reader judge. With regard to the dhimmis, the Hamas charter declares that “the Islamic Resistance Movement … is guided by Islamic tolerance when it deals with the faithful of other religions. It does not oppose them except when they are hostile. Under the banner of Islam, the faithful of the three religions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, can coexist peacefully. But this peace is not possible except under the banner of Islam.” With regard to the nature of the Palestinian country, the Hamas takes the view that: “The Movement of Islamic Resistance believes that Palestine is an Islamic Wakf [Religious patrimony] consecrated for [the future] generations of Moslems until the Last Judgment. Not a single parcel of this can be divested or abandoned to others […] (Article 11).

PLO Charter: an antecedent of this old-new racism

The Palestinian Charter of the PLO is more explicit with regard to the racist motives beneath such an apparent nationalistic statement and it finds expression with regard to all the Jews outside the state of Israel. It states in its Article 23, “The need of security and of peace, as well as that of justice and law, require of all the states that they consider Zionism as an illegitimate movement, that they declare its existence illegal, that they forbid its activities, so that the friendly relations between peoples can be preserved, and that the loyalty of citizens to their respective countries may be preserved.” What does this canned expression “loyalty of citizens toward their respective countries,” describe other than the Jews of the whole world (essentially of the Western countries), not Israelis, whom the Charter singles out for suspicion and the vindictiveness of their respective states, and implies that they are not faithful and could stand up for Israel against the interest of their respective states: that they are in fact Israelis, that is to say, more crudely, “The Jews.” They are depicted precisely with the classic traits of antisemitism: the Jewish conspiracy.


Article 22 of the Charter thus traces the borders in this “anti-Zionist” antisemitism: “Zionism is a political movement bound organically to an international imperialism and hostile to all action for the liberation and every progressive movement in the world. The Zionist by his nature is racist and fanatical, aggressive, expansionist, colonial in his objectives, and fascist in his methods. Israel is the instrument of the Zionist movement and the geographical base of world imperialism, strategically placed in the midst of the Arab homeland to combat the hopes for liberation, unity and progress of the Arab nation. Israel is a constant source of threats to the peace of the Middle East and in the whole world. Because the liberation of Palestine will destroy Zionism and the imperialist presence and will contribute to the establishment of the peace in the Middle East, the Palestinian people demands the aid of all the progressive forces [which are] oriented toward peace, and enjoins them, without distinguishing between their affiliation and creed, to offer their aid and support to the Palestinian people in its struggle for the liberation of its homeland.” Zionism” here is another word for the classical “Jewish Conspiracy.”

International and Israeli Passivity:

There has been no European or American reaction to condemn Abbas’ odious remarks in Egypt. Could it be that the world knows very well what to expect from the “moderate” Palestinians? But if this is the real reason for this astounding silence, why should one believe in the Palestinian desire for peace and the myth of Abbas’ moderation? No reaction of protest emanated from the European and American Jewish institutions, to disturb the summer’s torpor. No reaction was forthcoming from the Israeli government. Where are the idealistic souls of the European JStreet, JCall, to castigate this “moral mistake” and this openly bellicose declaration? This silence gives an idea of the indulgence of the public with regard to the Palestinian and Arab-Islamic demands and their lack of interest with regard to the impasse into which they want to throw Israel and the whole Jewish world.



[1] As post Zionists define it “A state of all its citizens”…

Shmuel Trigano is Professor at Paris University (Sociology of Politics), among his recent publications in English is, The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah. The Unthought in Political Modernity, SUNY Press, 2009.


http://spme.net/cgi-bin/articles.cgi?ID=7279

Non-Muslims will be dhimmis in Palestine
Mahmoud Abbas ‘s demand that no Jew should either live or serve in a future Palestinian state highlights the inherent racism in Palestinian nationalism towards non-Arabs and non-Muslims. The PLO charter – like the Hamas charter – is a classic throwback to sharia law, in which dhimmi minorities can only have religious, not political rights.
http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2010/11/non-muslims-will-be-dhimmis-in.html

AskIsrael.org | Quick Facts: Apartheid

Racism Definition: A system of legally and culturally enforced discrimination and/or persecution based on a person’s race or national or ethnic identity.
◦Enslavement of blacks: Sudan
◦Persecution and discrimination against native Berber tribes and their culture: Morocco and Libya.
Anti-Jewish persecution, discrimination, and/or incitement: Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, UAE, and the Gulf States.
In 1948, 850,000 Jews lived in Arab lands. Today only a few thousand remain because of persecution, discrimination, and expulsions.
◦Selling land to Jews was a capital offense in Jordan until 1995. It remains illegal in Jordan and in the Palestinian Authority.
◦Clerics and government-controlled schools and media continually demonize Jews, and recycle in print and film anti-Semitic forgeries such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

http://www.askisrael.org/facts/qpt.asp?fid=9

Death sentence to those who sell land to Jews

Freih Abu Middein, responsible for the Justice portfolio in the Palestinian Authority, said that the PA will impose the death sentence on any Palestinian involved in selling land to Jews or Israelis. The Palestinian Legislative Council voted last week to authorize the PA to strengthen security and judicial frameworks in order to crack down on such land sales. Arutz Sheva News Service Monday, May 5, 1997 / Nisan 28, 5757

The body of the Arab real estate agent Farid al-Bashiti, who was murdered last week by Arafat’s security forces, was examined today in the (Israeli) Pathological Institute in Abu Kabir. His family was refused permission to hold a funeral ceremony in a Jerusalem mosque, and the imam [the prayer leader] told them that he should be buried next to the murdered Arab who sold his Jerusalem apartment to Ariel Sharon some years ago. MK Chanan Porat (NRP) has joined his colleague MK Shaul Yahalom in asking the Attorney-General to open an investigation against top Arafat-advisor Dr. Ahmed Tibi. They claim that Tibi’s remarks against Palestinians who sell land to Jews – “They have sold their soul to the devil” – constitute incitement to murder. Al-Bashiti was murdered the same day that Tibi’s remarks were broadcast.

Arutz Sheva News Service Sunday, May 11, 1997

SECOND ARAB MURDERED FOR SELLING LAND TO JEWS Harbi Muslah Abu-Sara, of the Arab village Ein-Yabrud near Ofra, was found dead with gunshot wounds in his head this past Saturday in PLO-controlled Ramallah. Villagers say that he was suspected of selling real estate to Jews. Abu-Sara’s murder is the second killing of this sort since the announcement by Freih Abu-Medein, holder of the Justice Portfolio in the Palestinian Authority, that any Arab who sells land to a Jew will be executed. Yesterday, Farid al-Bashiti, a 70-year-old eastern Jerusalem real estate agent, was laid to rest after being brutally slain on suspicion of selling properties to Jews. According to Israeli officials, he was seen at Arafat’s Force 17 headquarters in Ramallah on Thursday night, May 8th. Five hours later, the hospital in Ramallah phoned his wife and told her to “come and pick up your husband’s body;” his skull was crushed, his hands were tied behind his back, and his mouth was sealed with plastic tape. His burial was delayed because of threats by Muslim elements who wished to prevent his body from being interred in Jerusalem.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed outrage at the murder of Bashiti. The Judea-Samaria Israel Police District spokesman said that the police would not investigate the murder, as the crime was perpetrated in an area under Palestinian jurisdiction. American congressmen, including U.S. House International Relations Committee Chairman Benjamin A. Gilman (R-NY) and Jim Saxton (R-NJ), have labeled the new PA policy “racist and anti-Semitic.”

http://www.afsi.org/MEDIA/newsLinks/shockers/9.htm

The big lie: on terror, antisemitism, and identity – David Solway [LMB Editions] 2007 – Page 191
the new Palestine would be effectively judenrein, or Jew-free, another reason why Palestine would not be a genuine democracy but a racist and apartheid state.
http://books.google.com/books?id=DYXmAAAAIAAJ&dq=judenrein

ZOA: Obama policy on eastern Jerusalem is ‘racist’
By Eric Fingerhut · July 22, 2009

The Zionist Organization of America is blasting President Obama for telling Israel to not build 20 apartments in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem, calling the policy “racist.”

“The ZOA is appalled that the Obama administration is backing Palestinian demands for preventing Jews from building in and moving to eastern Jerusalem,” said ZOA president Morton Klein in a statement. “We are also concerned at the blatant inconsistency of the Obama Administration’s approach. Last year, when campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama called for Jerusalem to remain the undivided capital of Israel. The next day, he retracted that statement, but then insisted that the issue of Jerusalem was one for final status talks between Israel and the PA. Now, however, he is not even adhering to that watered-down position: instead, he is weighing in on the matter on behalf of the racist Palestinian demand that Jews be barred from moving into eastern Jerusalem, a territory the PA claims for itself and wishes to see part of a judenrein Palestinian state.”

Klein said “racist” was the most appropriate way to describe the policy. “If you exclude people from moving into an area that Israel has annexed, and you’re only saying that because they’re Jews, don’t see any other term” to use, he told JTA.
http://blogs.jta.org/politics/article/2009/07/22/1006712/zoa-obama-policy-on-eastern-jerusalem-is-racist

US-Funded Racist Apartheid Government Will Execute Man Who Sold Land To Enemy Religion… Apr 29, 2009 … PA Court: Hang Arab for Selling Land to Jews
http://www.mererhetoric.com/2009/04/29/us-funded-racist-apartheid-government-will-execute-man-who-sold-land-to-enemy-religion/

 

Judenrein palestine …Therefore, instead of Israel being the ‘apartheid state’ in the region, it is the Arab world that is not only apartheid, but also racist and religiously exclusive
http://www.betar.co.uk/articles/betar1073431322.php

 

Creating a Palestinian Apartheid State? by Ariel Natan Pasko
22 December 2004
Why does the Palestinian “Peace Plan” call for the expulsion of so many Jews from their homes?
http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article4043.html

 

The Real Apartheid State

by David Bedein

 The “Palestine” envisaged by the UN is an apartheid state in the making. Israel Apartheid Week is the time to publicize that fact.

During Israel Apartheid Week, orchestrated on campuses around the globe, the time has come to go on the attack, and to put the shoe on the other foot.

In 1948, Apartheid laws institutionalized racial discrimination in South Africa & denied human rights to 25 million The time has come to go on the attack, and to put the shoe on the other foot.

Black citizens of South Africa.

In 1948, the Arab League of Nations applied the Apartheid model to Palestine, and declared that Jews must be denied rights as citizens of Israel, while declaring a total state of war to eradicate the new Jewish entity, a war that continues today.

In 1948, at the directive of the Arab League of Nations, Jordan devastated the vestiges of Jewish life from Judea and Samaria, and burned all schules in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. In 1948, member states of the Arab League of Nations began to strip the human rights of Jews and to expel entire Jewish communities who had resided in their midst for centuries

In the mid 1960’s, The Arab League of Nations spawned the PLO to organize local residents to continue the war to deny Jewish rights the right to live as free citizens in the land of Israel – well before Israel took over Judea, Samaria, and the Old City of Jerusalem in the defensive war waged by Israel in 1967.

And since its inception in 1994, the newly constituted Palestinian Authority, created by the PLO, has prepared the rudiments of a Palestinian State, modeled on the rules of Apartheid and institutionalized discrimination:

1. The right of Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendents to return to Arab villages lost in 1948 will be protected by the new Palestinian state.

2. While 20% of Israel’s citizens are Arabs, not one Jew will be allowed to live in a Palestinian State

3. Anyone who sells land to a Jew will be liable to the death penalty in the Palestinian State

4. Those who murder Jews are honored on all official Palestinian media outlets.

5. Palestinian Authority maps prepared for the Palestinian State depict all of Palestine under Palestinian rule

6. PA maps of Jerusalem for the Palestinian State once again delete the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem

7. Recent PA documents claim all of Jerusalem for the future Palestinian State.

8. The right of Jewish access to Jewish holy places is to be denied in the new Palestinian State.

9. The Draft Palestinian State Constitution denies juridical status to any religion except for Islam.

10. No system which protects human rights or civil liberties will exist in a Palestinian State

If that is not a formula for a totalitarian apartheid state of Palestine, then what is?
http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=3918&q=1

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/9335

Beware Palestinian Apartheid: Palestinian leader Abbas seeks to adopt racist policy based on ethnic cleansing of Jews Fri Aug 5 2010 ( 25 Av 5770)
http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=4094&q=1

 

Meanwhile Israel today is called ‘”apartheid” and “racist” but the PA and a future Palestinian state will not be? After all the Jews will have deserved everything they get for their 100+ year struggle to defend themselves and find a few thousand square kilometres of land where they can exercise self-determination in their ancestral homeland.

 

No one will cry for the Israeli Jews as their remnants make their way to America and Europe where they will face a growing Islamist threat and once again become a persecuted minority in the lands of their great grandparents or swell the former “Israel lobby” which will now be honestly called the “Jewish lobby”.
http://www.raymondcook.net/blog/index.php/2009/04/01/

 

HIT SQUADS UNLEASHED

 

[July 1997]

 

“Any Palestinian who sells land in violation of this law will be considered to have committed national treason and will receive the maximum punishment.

 

“Any foreigner who violates this law will be prosecuted on charges of harming the national interest and will receive a life sentence.

 

“Any past or future deals with the occupiers concerning properties in Palestine are considered null and void.” –

 

Excerpts from the Property Law for Foreigners, under consideration by the Palestinian Legislative Council, outlawing land sales to “the government of occupation, its civilian and military institutions and its individual citizens”.
“Imagine the world-wide denunciation had it been a warning of execution to Jews from Israel, for selling land to Palestinians. America and Europe erupt in justified fury.

 

…And so the spectre of semi-official deathsquads has come to the PA self-rule areas, conjuring up memories of apartheid South Africa, the former Yugoslavia–or indeed, of PLO-controlled Lebanon.

 

The campaign began on May 4, when Yasser Arafat’s “Justice Minister”, Freih Abu Meddein, announced the PA would start to enforce an old Jordanian law, which made the selling of land to Jews a capital offence. (Jordan rescinded the statute when it signed a 1994 peace treaty with Israel.)

 

Four days later, news broke that a prime property on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives–in a part of the city Palestinians want for the capital of a future independent state–had been sold to a Jewish businessman, and then donated to a Jewish religious seminary.

 

Ahmed Tibi, an Israeli Arab politician and Arafat aide, reacted to the sale during a radio interview by warning: “Whoever sells his house to Jews, has sold his soul to Satan and has done a despicable act.”

 

With the groundwork thus laid by the Arab leaders, and amid angry reactions to the law from Israelis and some US Congressmen–although not yet the State Department–the violence was set to begin.

 

Seventy-year-old Bashiti, an Israeli citizen who lived in eastern Jerusalem, was reportedly involved in the closing of the Mount of Olives land deal.

 

On May 8, he was lured to a meeting at a Jerusalem hotel by a woman who told him she had buyers for two houses in Ram’Allah he was trying to sell. From there it appears he was abducted.

 

That evening, he was seen at the Ram’Allah offices of Arafat’s personal security unit, Force 17.

 

Five hours later, in the words of an Israeli official, “the hospital in Ram’Allah telephoned his wife and told her she could come and pick up his body.”

 

He had been found dead, with his hands bound, his skull crushed, and his mouth sealed with plastic tape.

 

Pouring salt on the grief-stricken family’s wound, the PA-installed Islamic mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, refused to allow Bashiti a Muslim funeral: “Such a person is not a Muslim and according to our religion we shouldn’t pray over the body in a mosque. He should not be buried in a Muslim cemetery.”

 

The body of Abu Sarah, the second man suspected of selling land to Israelis, was found in Ram’Allah on May 16. He had been shot several times in the head.
http://christianactionforisrael.org/medigest/jul97/hitsquad.html

 

April 28, 2009
Who is the Apartheid state?
Palestinian gets death sentence for selling land to Jews
A Palestinian military court has sentenced a man to death by hanging for selling land to an Israeli company.
Land sales are considered treason by the Palestinians because of their long-running dispute with the Israelis, however the sentence is unlikely to be implemented.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas routinely withholds the required approval for executions. Several others are on death row as suspected informants for Israel.
The sentence was handed down Tuesday in a military court in the West Bank city of Hebron after two days of closed-door hearings.
http://www.viciousbabushka.com/2009/04/who-is-the-apartheid-state.html

 

Apr 1, 2009 23:24 | Updated Apr 2, 2009 14:09
PA: Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian Authority,  Jerusalem,  Salaam Fayad 
The Palestinian Authority has issued yet another warning to Palestinians against selling their homes or properties to Jews, saying those who violate the order would be accused of “high treason” – a charge that carries the death penalty.
The latest warning was issued on Wednesday by the Chief [Islamic] Judge of the Palestinian Authority, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi, who reminded the Palestinians of an existing fatwa [religious decree] than bans them from selling property to Jews.

 

Article: PA: Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews
51. Nothing in South African apartheid came close to this racism. Where is the UN Human Rights Commission? Rhetorical question. They probably wrote it.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPTalkback%2FCommonFrame&tbId=1238345346389&tbNum=51&type=Show

 

Title: What could [be] more apartheid than killing people for selling land?  
The Muslim countries (yes every single one of them) practise the aspects of apartheid that go beyond anything the South African government ever considered.
Death for selling land to a person based upon the buyers religion is one of the most racist acts.
And morons here defend this racism and then those same individuals attempt with pathetic comparisons and lies to claim that we somehow are the racists.
http://haaretz.com/hasen/objects/data/TalkBackResponse.jhtml

 

PA Court: Hang Arab for Selling Land to Jews
Arutz Sheva | April 29, 2009 |
A Palestinian Authority military court on Tuesday sentenced a Hevron Arab to death by hanging for the “crime” of selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported. The three-member judicial panel heard the case last week and handed down its verdict and conviction on Tuesday.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/131090

 

Arabs threatened against selling homes to Jews Apr 22, 2009 … Arabs are now the majority on the Jewish-owned land. U.S. protesting Jewish construction. The PA is not the only agency that is monitoring …
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=95853

 

In 1996, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mufti, Ikremah Sabri, issued a fatwa (religious decree), banning the sale of Arab and Muslim property to Jews. Anyone who violated the order was to be killed. At least seven land dealers were killed that year. Six years later, the head of the PA’s General Intelligence Service in the West Bank, General Tawfik Tirawi, admitted his men were responsible for the murders.

 

On May 5, 1997, Palestinian Authority Justice Minister Freih Abu Middein announced that the death penalty would be imposed on anyone convicted of ceding “one inch” to Israel. Later that month, two Arab land dealers were killed. PA officials denied any involvement in the killings. A year later, another Palestinian suspected of selling land to Jews was murdered. The PA has also arrested suspected land dealers for violating the Jordanian law (in force in the West Bank), which prohibits the sale of land to foreigners.

 

During the Palestinian War, few, if any Palestinians tried to sell land to Jews, but the prohibition remained in effect. Now that the war is over, the persecutions have begun again. In April 2006, Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was tortured and murdered because allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel’s capital city to Jews. Since the Mufti forbade Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery, al-Hawa was laid to rest in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths2/exclusives.html
 
Apr 13, 2006 21:02 | Updated Apr 14, 2006 0:27
Jericho man murdered over home sale
…Fatah gunmen claimed responsibility for the murder.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498851964&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 

Our World: Why is Muhammad Abu al-Hawa dead? | Jerusalem Post
Apr. 18, 2006
Eight young children were orphaned last Wednesday night because their father allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel’s capital city to Jews. …Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was buried in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem where he lived, and Jericho where he was murdered. His body was buried there because the Palestinian Authority’s mufti in Jerusalem, Ikremah Sabri, has barred all Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498874080&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

 

Palestinian who allegedly sold land to Jews killed – Oct 7, 2004
The PA Mufti of Jerusalem issued a ‘fatwa’ (religious decree) several years ago prohibiting Palestinians from selling land to Jews, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1097136933331

 

Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’ – News Briefs …Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’. Reported: 15:30 PM – Jul/29/07. (IsraelNN.com) Israeli Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/130741

 

PA’s fallacious premises

 

Palestinian Authority demands based on egregiously false assumptions

 

Arlene Kushner Published:  04.20.09, 12:06

 

We here in Israel have been asleep at the wheel. In a rush of concessionary zeal after Oslo, we chose to refrain from making our own case. At first this decision, made at a governmental level, was intended to demonstrate our eagerness for peace. But after a time it was almost as if we had forgotten how to speak for ourselves with vigor and forthrightness.

 

Meanwhile, the Palestinians have waxed inordinately successful at promoting their positions – you’ll find no concessionary zeal on their part. And today the international community swallows those positions whole – without either setting them into historical context or doing a fair and reasonable analysis of precisely what it is that is being promoted as a “given.”

 

In fairness to the members of the international community, there has been scant reason for them to analyze the validity of Palestinian Authority premises as we haven’t been doing so ourselves. This situation must change, and that change must begin here at home with a forthright challenge to several Palestinian presumptions. The Netanyahu government, at long last, gives hope of being ready to do this. Among the many issues that require a public airing are these:

 

Mahmoud Abbas, PA president, and others speaking on behalf of the Palestinian position, regularly refer to the “June 4, 1967 border.” What Abbas et al have in mind is the line, commonly called the Green Line, behind which Israel operated before the Six Day War that began on June 5, 1967. Implied is that this line constitutes Israel’s “real” border, and that Israeli presence beyond this is automatically “illegitimate.” Thus, goes the PA argument, there can be no justice, no fairness that will lead to peace, unless Israel returns to her border.

 

Yet the simple, irrefutable, historical fact is that this line was not a border at all, but merely an armistice line. It was drawn when hostilities ceased at the end of the 1948-49 War of Independence — a war initiated, it should be noted, by the Arab League, which attacked the nascent state of Israel as soon as independ¬ence was declared.

 

Not only was it an armistice line, it was intended to be temporary. In the signed armistice agreement with Jordan (which was on the other side of that line) there was a clause stating that this line would not prejudice future negotiations on a permanent border. Thus the case cannot legitimately be made that the Green Line has any legal status in determining Israel’s “true” border. It does not. That border has yet to be determined. In negotiations.

 

Intolerable inequity of demands
Even more egregious is the claim made by the PA regarding the land on the other side of the line that it sees as defining Israel’s border. Its leaders maintain that it must be totally Judenrein. This is a position that is inherently morally offensive, and yet it is accepted wholesale by the world.

 

When the Palestinians declare with great self-righteousness that “settlements are an obstacle to peace,” what they are actually pushing for is the total removal of Jewish presence on the land they are seeking for their state.

 

It’s past time to ask why this is all right.

 

This demand is particularly ironic in light of Palestinian charges that Israel is an “apartheid” state. “Apartheid” is a buzz word, utilized spuriously to delegitimize Israel: anyone who has spent time in Israel and seen the freedom with which Arabs walk the streets and secure equal services knows full well that there is nothing remotely resembling apartheid here.

 

The situation grows even more ludicrous as the Palestinian leadership has just rejected the demand of Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu that the PA recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

 

On Saturday, Azzan al-Ahmed, a close Abbas associate and major Fatah official, declared that, “We reject Netanyahu’s demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. This demand illustrates the racist nature of Israel…”

 

If Israel – which permits its Arab citizens (citizens!) to elect representatives to the Knesset and provides them with full health care and other rights – is “racist” for insisting that the nation must be recognized as having a Jewish character, what, precisely does this make the PA – which seeks to totally drive out every Jew from the land it envisions to be part of a future state?

 

How long will this intolerable inequity of demands fail to be noted by those who are promoting that “two-state solution”?
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3703694,00.html

PLO official: Palestine should be free of Jews [YNet, Sep. 15, 2011]
PLO ambassador to US says ‘after 44 years of occupation, it would be in both peoples’ interest to be separated’ adding that Palestinians need separation to work on national identity. US diplomat subs remarks ‘despicable form of anti-Semitism’


Yitzhak Benhorin Latest Update:  09.15.11, 00:42 / Israel News 


WASHINGTON – The Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Ambassador to the US Maen Areikat said Wednesday that any future Palestinian state must be free of Jews. Speaking to reporters in the US he said, “After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated.”


Areikat made the statements after being asked about the rights of minorities in a future Palestinian state, USA Today reported. He declared that the PLO seeks a secular state, but that Palestinians need separation to work on their own national identity.


Later Wednesday, Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud al-Habash dismissed Areikat’s statements, saying that the Palestinian state is to welcome members of all faiths. He asserted that any media attempts to manipulate anti-Jewish statements are politically motivated.


He added that the Palestinian Authority and its ambassador to Washington have a clear stance on the matter.


Minister of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein also responded to Areikat’s remarks. “After an unending de-legitimization campaign and attempts to brand Israel an apartheid state, it appears it is the Palestinians who seek apartheid.


He said the statements are reminiscent of Nazi slogans. “His comments conjure up Judenrein motifs. I wonder if Areikat’s remark that both peoples must live separately means that one million Arab-Israelis are not part of his people.”


Areikat’s comments caused a stir among Jewish leaders. Elliott Abrams, a former US National Security Council official, said in response that according to such plans, Palestine will be the first to officially prohibit Jews or any other faith since Nazi Germany, which sought a country that was judenrein, or cleansed of Jews.


Abrams described the demand as “a despicable form of anti-Semitism” adding that a small Jewish presence in a future Palestinian state would not hurt the Palestinian identity.


The UN’s General Assembly is scheduled to address the Palestinian bid for recognition next week, with Israel, the US and several European states strongly opposing it. The Palestinians are slated to win an overwhelming majority at the Assembly as it is controlled by Arab and Muslim states.


Nevertheless, any such resolution would not have practical significance and in order to be accepted as a full member in the UN the PA will need Security Council endorsement.


Meanwhile, Jordan’s foreign minister said Wednesday his country supports a Palestinian drive for recognition at the UN but prefers negotiations toward creation of a Palestinian state.


Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh told reporters that Jordan supports the Palestinian campaign, but it should take into account the rights of Palestinian refugees, the fate of Jerusalem and the borders of a future Palestinian state.


He said the “best way” to attain statehood is through “direct negotiations.”


Last-ditch effort to prevent UN vote
Meanwhile, a high-level US team kicked off a new round of shuttle diplomacy on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to contain the diplomatic fallout from the Palestinian statehood push, but the odds of a breakthrough appeared slim as the Palestinians pledged to go ahead with mass rallies to draw world attention to their bid.


US diplomats Dennis Ross and David Hale arrived late Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. They were to travel to the West Bank on Thursday to talk with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. No breakthrough has thus been achieved.


In addition to the US efforts, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, and special international Mideast envoy Tony Blair have been meeting with the sides this week. US officials said Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in touch with both Ashton and Blair in recent days.


Barak urged Ashton to prevent the Palestinians from tabling a resolution proposal.


Ashton is proposing a three-part plan: Grating the Palestinians UN observer status similar to that of the Vatican, issuing a Quartet statement accounting both the Israeli and the Palestinian needs, and a UN chief pledge the put forward a recognition resolution in the future.


Germany is opposed to Ashton’s plan which has not won European consensus. The US, on its part, wants the plan to be presented to allow each side to voice its reservations.


Both Israel and the Palestinians oppose the plan.
AP, Attila Somfalvi and Elior Levy contributed to this report
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4122473,00.html


Palestinian ambassador reiterates call for a Jew-free Palestinian state

Published: 10:56 AM 09/13/2011 | Updated: 12:34 PM 09/13/2011

By Jamie Weinstein – The Daily Caller

During a breakfast briefing hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Tuesday, Palestinian Ambassador to the United States Maen Rashid Areikat reiterated his call to create a Jew-free Palestinian state.


“Well, I personally still believe that as a first step we need to be totally separated, and we can contemplate these issues in the future,” he said when asked by The Daily Caller if he could imagine a Jew being elected mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah in a future independent Palestinian state. “But after the experience of 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it will be in the best interests of the two peoples to be separated first.”


Last year, Areikat made a similar statement during an interview with Tablet magazine. Asked whether it would be neccessary to transfer and remove “every Jew” from a future Palestinian state, Areikat responded “absolutely.”


“I’m not saying to transfer every Jew, I’m saying transfer Jews who, after an agreement with Israel, fall under the jurisdiction of a Palestinian state,” he said then. “I think this is a very necessary step, before we can allow the two states to somehow develop their separate national identities, and then maybe open up the doors for all kinds of cultural, social, political, economic exchanges, that freedom of movement of both citizens of Israelis and Palestinians from one area to another. You know you have to think of the day after.”


Asked after the Tuesday breakfast to clarify if he was truly calling for a Jew-free state, Areikat said that perhaps one day in the future things will be different.


[…]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is planning on brining the issue of Palestinian statehood to the U.N. next week. President Obama has pledged to veto the effort if Abbas seeks full recognition from the U.N. Security Council. The Palestinians could also seek to elevate their status to a non-voting observer state through a vote of the U.N. General Assembly where the U.S. does not wield a veto.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/13/palestinian-ambassador-reiterates-call-for-a-jew-free-palestinian-state/


PLO ambassador confirms: Palestine would be Judenrein …

– September 15, 2011 – It would not just an “apartheid” state – it would be a state whose very basis would be the ethnic cleansing of every single Jewish man, woman and child…

http://europenews.dk/en/node/47324


Edelstein: PA Wants Apartheid – Middle East – News – Israel National News
By Gil Ronen

First Publish: 9/15/2011, 1:15 AM – Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein accused the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) of advocating apartheid, in comments he made Wednesday.


He was referring to statements made by Maen Areikat (or Erikat), the PLO’s ambassador to the United States, who met with reporters Tuesday in Washington D.C. and confirmed that Jews would not be allowed to live in the future state of Palestine.


“After endless campaigns of delegitimization against Israel, and attempts to brand it as an apartheid state, it turns out that the Palestinians are the ones interested in apartheid,” accused Edelstein.


“I wonder if Areikat’s statement that the two nations need to live separately means that one million Israeli Arabs are not of his people.”


The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack reported that Areikat claimed the state of “Palestine” would tolerate minorities. “Asked by the Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein if, following the establishment of a Palestinian state, ‘there would be no Jews in the West Bank or Gaza,’ Areikat answered in the affirmative. ‘We have to be separated, we have to work on our own national identities,’ he said.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147908


Lieberman Orders Embassies to ‘Protest PA Apartheid State’
FM Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies around the world to protest remarks by a PA official that ‘Palestine’ will be ‘Judenrein’
By David Lev
First Publish: 9/15/2011, 2:18 PM


Foreign Minister Lieberman (file)
Israel news photo: Flash 90Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies in Europe and the U.S. to file strong protests with the governments of their host countries against comments by the Palestinian Authority representative delegation’s United Nations observer, who said that the Arab state the PA plans to declare in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem will be “free of Jews.”


In response to a reporter’s question Tuesday, the PA official, Maen Areikat, said that “after a military occupation of 44 years, I think it would be best for the two nations to split.” He added that Jews would not be welcome to live in the PA state. The implication, said Lieberman, was that more than 350,000 Jews who live in areas the PA claims for its state would have to leave their homes.


The Palestine Liberation Organization, however — tasked with making the formal request to the United Nations for recognition of the PA as a new Arab country, and accepting the entity into its ranks as a full member — has announced that the new state would “welcome all faiths.”


Lieberman said Thursday that Areikat’s comments were similar to other statements made directly by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who has spoken of the need to deport all Jews from PA controlled areas. Both Areikat’s and Abbas’ statements, said Lieberman, prove that the PA plans to make its state “Judenrein,” borrowing a term describing the Nazis’ policy of destroying Jews and murdering them. “The nations of the world should take these comments into account when deciding how to vote on the PA’s demand to set up a state,” Lieberman said.


In June, Abbas himself made a similar statement. Telling reporters that he would under no conditions recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Abbas said that he would agree to an international force to ensure enforcement of a peace agreement between Israel and the PA state to prevent terrorism. But, he said, “I will not agree to allowing Jews to participate in this force, and I will not agree to allow even one Israeli to live among us on Palestinian land.”


Earlier, Yuli Edelstein, in charge of the government’s public information efforts, said that “after endless attempts by the PA to delegitimize Israel and attempts to brand us as an apartheid state, it turns out that the Palestinians are the ones who are interested in apartheid.”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147927


Judenrein Palestine
3:11 PM, Sep 14, 2011 – By DANIEL HALPER


USA Today reports: 

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that any future Palestinian state it seeks with help from the United Nations and the United States should be free of Jews.

“After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated,” Maen Areikat, the PLO ambassador, said during a meeting with reporters sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor. He was responding to a question about the rights of minorities in a Palestine of the future.


Such a state would be the first to officially prohibit Jews or any other faith since Nazi Germany, which sought a country that was judenrein, or cleansed of Jews, said Elliott Abrams, a former U.S. National Security Council official.


I was at this breakfast, and as the so-called ambassador was leaving and getting into his Cadillac, I asked whether he was endorsing an apartheid state. 


TWS: Are you endorsing apartheid?


Areikat: Apartheid?


TWS: Yeah, like separation?


Areikat: No! Absolutely not. I mean, what I talked about separation in a way that you have your own sovereign independent state. What, is the United States an apartheid state because it is separated from Mexico and Canada? 

So there you have it: The so-called ambassador from the PLO does not think the Jews and Palestinians should live in the same state–but it absolutely isn’t apartheid!
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/judenrein-palestine_593537.html


Lieberman Orders Embassies to ‘Protest PA Apartheid State’
FM Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies around the world to protest remarks by a PA official that ‘Palestine’ will be ‘Judenrein’

By David Lev

First Publish: 9/15/2011, 2:18 PM


Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies in Europe and the U.S. to file strong protests with the governments of their host countries against comments by the Palestinian Authority representative delegation’s United Nations observer, who said that the Arab state the PA plans to declare in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem will be “free of Jews.”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147927


Palestinians: No Jews in our state
Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Ryan Jones
The Palestinine Liberation Organization (PLO) ambassador to the US, Maen Areikat, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday that the Palestinian state his regime is trying to gain recognition for at the UN next week should be free of Jews.


“I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated,” said Areikat. Of course, any talk by Israeli politicians of removing Arabs from the Jewish state is immediately branded as racism and aggressively dismissed by the international community.


Israeli and Jewish leaders were incensed by the Palestinian official’s remarks.


“It is advisable for the world’s nations to take these statements into account when discussing the Palestinian request to establish an independent state,” said Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who filed official statements of protest with the US and European powers.


Turning the tables on those who want to make Israel synomymous with history’s most racist regimes, Minister of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein noted:


“After an unending de-legitimization campaign and attempts to brand Israel an apartheid state, it appears it is the Palestinians who seek apartheid. …[Areikat’s] comments conjure up Judenrein motifs.”


Judenrein was the term used by the Nazis to describe the goal of their campaign to cleanse Germany and Europe of Jews.


Speaking of the Nazis, former US National Security Council official said that it appears the planned Palestinian state will be the first nation since World War II-era Germany where Jews are forbidden to live by law.


The UN General Assembly is scheduled to start deliberating on recognizing a Palestinian Arab state on September 21. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will address the assembly on September 23, the last day of the first session of deliberations.


That same day, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki has said he will officially submit to the UN Security Council a request for full UN membership status for “Palestine.” The US has already said it will veto such a motion, but the General Assembly may hold its own vote which, though not legally binding, is almost certain to approve the Palestinian statehood bid.


And just in case anyone was considering that recognition of a Palestinian state by the UN would end the conflict and lead to peace, the Palestinians themselves have revealed otherwise.


Even if the UN votes in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state and accepting it as a UN member state, the Palestine Liberation Organization will not disband, and will still be seen as the offical representative of the Palestinian Arabs.


Why, one might ask, would such a “liberation” organization need to continue its work if the ostensible goal of statehood has been achieved? Because, as the Palestinians have said all along – starting with Yasser Arafat and continuing with the democratically-elected Hamas government – the true end goal is not a Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel, but rather a Palestinian state replacing Israel.
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/News/tabid/178/nid/22948/language/en-US/Default.aspx


The ‘judenrein’ state of Palestine | Jerusalem Post – Blogs
Sep. 14, 2011 – The Warped MirrorThursday Sep 15, 2011
The ‘judenrein’ state of Palestine

Thanks to the PLO ambassador in the US, every UN member that votes next week in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state will cast this vote knowing full well that this is a vote for a state that intends to be ‘judenrein.’

No doubt there will be a lot of well-meaning (?) people claiming that somehow, the PLO ambassador was misunderstood, misquoted, mistranslated, mis-you-name-it. The problem is that the ambassador has now merely repeated what he already stated very clearly a year ago in an interview with Tablet Magazine. In this interview, Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat was asked:

“When you imagine a future Palestinian state, do you imagine it being a place where Jews, if they wish to become Palestinian citizens, could own property, vote in elections, and practice their religion freely?”
Areikat responded by saying that, with the exception of the late PLO official Faisal Husseini, “no Palestinian leader has publicly supported the notion that they [Israelis] can stay [in a Palestinian state]”.

The interviewer then asked: “So, you think it would be necessary to first transfer and remove every Jew – “ and Areikat responded: “Absolutely. No, I’m not saying to transfer every Jew, I’m saying transfer Jews who, after an agreement with Israel, fall under the jurisdiction of a Palestinian state.”

Again, the interviewer asked: “Any Jew who is inside the borders of Palestine will have to leave?” Areikat once again confirmed: “Absolutely. I think this is a very necessary step, before we can allow the two states to somehow develop their separate national identities, and then maybe open up the doors for all kinds of cultural, social, political, economic exchanges, that freedom of movement of both citizens of Israelis and Palestinians from one area to another. You know you have to think of the day after.”

It is noteworthy that a year ago, Areikat justified the Palestinian ethnic cleansing plans by the supposed need of the “two states to somehow develop their separate national identities.” Now he reportedly phrased it differently, declaring that: “After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated.”

That is the same Maen Rashid Areikat who explained at length in the Tablet Magazine interview that the Palestinians couldn’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state because that would jeopardize the “right of return” of “6.5 million registered [Palestinian] refugees” and would undermine the rights of the roughly “20 percent non-Jews who are living in Israel, who are mostly Palestinians, and who are part of the Palestinian people.”
So when Areikat now claims that “it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated,” he clearly means that this “separation” should take place only in the Palestinian state; in the Jewish state, by contrast, the Palestinians who are already citizens and the many millions who claim a “right of return” should be given what they demand.
[…]
Not to worry, Mr. Abunimah: thanks to the efforts of people like you, we live in a world where it’s always OK to spuriously accuse the Jews of ethnic cleansing, while Muslim Arabs actually engaging in the ethnic cleansing of Jews and other minorities are widely viewed with sympathy and understanding for their “legitimate grievances.”
http://blogs.jpost.com/content/‘judenrein’-state-palestine

Apartheid anyone? | The Jewish Chronicle
Sep. 14, 2011 – Areikat said the PLO seeks a secular state, but that Palestinians …So while Israel is portrayed as an “apartheid state” despite its 20% Arab minority which enjoys equal rights under Israeli law, the Palestinians want to create a Jew-free exclusivist state. Now imagine the outrage if Israel suggested that it wanted to be free of all non-Jews.
http://217.18.90.33/blogs/advis3r/apartheid-anyone

San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » Any future Palestine must …
– [Sep. 14, 2011] – Areikat made the statements after being asked about the rights of … an apartheid state, it appears it is the Palestinians who seek apartheid.
http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=157874


A State Free of Jews—Why Does This Sound Familiar? « The Enterprise Blog
By Lazar Berman

September 15, 2011, 9:27 am
In the hullabaloo around Palestinian efforts to gain UN recognition as a state, there is almost no discussion about what kind of country Palestine will be.

A country free of Jews, if the Palestinians have their way.

In a meeting with reporters, PLO Ambassador to the United States Maen Areikat said, in response to a question about the rights of minorities in a future Palestine, “After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated.”

Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Egypt–to name a few–have almost entirely cleansed themselves of their ancient Jewish communities. It seems a Palestinian state would be no different than its neighbors–dangerous for non-Muslim, non-Arab minorities, vulnerable to violent Islamist groups, and susceptible to the influence of America’s adversaries.

Then again, perhaps this should not surprise us. After all, Palestinian Authority TV has long called Jews “apes and pigs” and broadcast official PA sermons with messages like, “The Jews … are the enemies of Allah and His messenger, the enemies of humanity in general, and of the Palestinians in particular.”

And these are the moderates.

This is not to say that the Palestinians should not have their own state when they meet the minimum standards of responsible behavior as a polity. But the United States and European nations must make it clear that if Palestinians are serious about building Palestine and not about destroying Israel, the only path is through negotiation and reconciliation, not using a state as a means of perpetuating violent attacks and anti-Semitism against their Jewish neighbors.

http://blog.american.com/2011/09/a-state-free-of-jewswhy-does-this-sound-familiar/comment-page-1/


CAMERA Snapshots: Apartheid Palestine – Not in Washington Post or New York Times
Sep. 14, 2011 – The Palestine Liberation Organization’s representative to Washington, Maen Areikat, told American reporters that a future West Bank and Gaza …
http://blog.camera.org/archives/2011/09/apartheid_palestine_not_in_was.html

The United Nations Should Not Recognize an Apartheid, Judenrein, Islamic Palestine :: Hudson New York

by Alan M. Dershowitz

September 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

The United Nations is being asked to grant the Palestinians the status of a "state," for at least some purposes. The question arises what kind of a state will it be? In an effort to attract Western support, the Palestinian Authority claims that it will become another "secular democratic state." Hamas, which won the last parliamentary election, disagrees. It wants Palestine to be a Muslim state governed by Sharia Law.

We know what the Palestinian leadership is saying to the West. Now let's look at what its saying to its own people, who will, after all, be the ultimate decision makers if Palestine is indeed a democracy.

The draft constitution for the new state of Palestine declares that "Islam is the official religion in Palestine." It also states that Sharia Law will be "the major source of legislation." It is ironic that the same Palestinian leadership which supports these concepts for Palestine refuses to acknowledge that Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people. Israel, in contrast to the proposed Palestinian state, does not have an official state religion. Although it is a Jewish state, that description is not a religious one but rather a national one. It accords equal rights to Islam, Christianity and all other religions, as well as to atheists and agnostics. Indeed, a very high proportion of Israelis describe themselves as secular.

The new Palestinian state would prohibit any Jews from being citizens, from owning land or from even living in the Muslim state of Palestine. The Ambassador of the PLO to the United States was asked during an interview whether "any Jew who is inside the borders of Palestine will have to leave?" His answer: "Absolutely!" After much criticism, the Ambassador tried to spin his statement, saying that it applied only to Jews "who are amid the occupation." Whatever that means, one thing is clear: large numbers of Jews will not be welcome to remain in Islamic Palestine as equal citizens. In contrast, Israel has more than 1 million Arab citizens, most of whom are Muslims. They are equal under the law, except that they need not serve in the Israeli army.

The new Palestine will have the very "law of return" that it demands that Israel should give up. All Palestinians, no matter where they live and regardless of whether they have ever set foot in Palestine, will be welcome to the new state, while a Jew whose family has lived in Hebron for thousands of years will be excluded.

To summarize, the new Palestinian state will be a genuine apartheid state. It will practice religious and ethnic discrimination, it will have one official religion and it will base its laws on the precepts of one religion. Imagine what the status of gays will be under Sharia law!

Palestinian leadership accuses Israel of having roads that are limited only to Jews. This is entirely false: a small number of roads on the West Bank are restricted to Israelis, but they are equally open to Israeli Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. The entire state of Palestine will have a "no Jews allowed" sign on it.

It is noteworthy that the very people who complain most loudly about Israel's law of return and about its character as the nation state of the Jewish people, are silent when it comes to the new Palestinian state. Is it that these people expect more of Jews than they do of Muslims? If so, is that not a form of racism?

What would the borders of a Palestinian state look like if the Palestinians got their way without the need to negotiate with Israel? The Palestinians would get, as a starting point, all of the land previously occupied by Jordan prior to the 1967 War, in which Jordan attacked Israel. This return to the status quo that led to the 6 Day War is inconsistent with the intention of Security Council Resolution 242, which contemplated some territorial changes.

The new boundaries of this Palestinian state would include Judaism's holiest place, the Western Wall. It would also include the access roads to Hebrew University, which Jordan used to close down this great institution of learning founded by the Jews nearly 100 years ago. The new Palestinian state would also incorporate the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, in which Jews have lived for 3000 years, except for those periods of time during which they were expelled by force.

It is contemplated, of course, that Israel would regain these areas as part of a land swap with the Palestinians. But there is no certainty that the Palestinians would agree to a reasonable land swap. Palestinian leaders have already said that they would hold these important and sacred sites hostage to unreasonable demands. For example, the Western Wall covers only a few acres, but the Palestinian leadership has indicated that these acres are among the most valuable in the world, and in order for Israel to regain them, they would have to surrender thousands of acres. The same might be true of the access road to Hebrew University and the Jewish Quarter.

When Jordan controlled these areas, the Jordanian government made them Judenrein—Jews could not pray at the Western Wall, visit the Jewish Quarter, or have access to Hebrew University. There is no reason to believe that a Palestinian state would treat Jews any differently if they were to maintain control over these areas.

An Apartheid, Islamic, Judenrein Palestine on the 1967 borders is a prescription for disaster. That is why a reasonable Palestinian state must be the outcome of negotiations with Israel, and not the result of a thoughtless vote by the United Nations.

The Palestinians and Israeli leaders are now in New York. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to sit down and negotiate, with no preconditions, a realistic peace based on a two-state solution. President Abbas should accept that offer, which will actually get the Palestinians a viable state rather than a cheap paper victory that will raise expectations but lower the prospects for real peace.
http://www.hudson-ny.org/2442/united-nations-palestine

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Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine “conflict”

June 22, 2010

Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine

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1834



First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838.






1886



First attack of Arabs on a Jewish settlement was in Petach Tikva (which was the first settlement in modern day Israel-Palestine), in the year 1886.






1920



Arabs attack Jews in Jerusalem & in Safed 1920-1921. Better known as “riots.”

During the year, 142 pogroms and 36 lesser riots occur against the Jews. It was led due to incitement by the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini who began getting wealth and power.






1922



* Arab immigration into the historic homeland of the Jews started mainly in the 1800’s, however an upsurge occurred since 1922 as Zionists changed the face of the deserted land.



* In 1922, as a continuing policy of appeasing the Arabs, 75% of the area of Palestine was taken away from the Jews and the Emirate of Transjordan was created, later to become Jordan. First the British, then the Arabs banned the entry of Jews from the area. This put those communities of Arabs in Transjordan and even the Judean desert who were of Jewish ancestry in an awkward position.





1929



First Arab on Jews massacre, in a clear attempt of annihilation was the Hebron massacre in 1929, incited by the Mufti al-Husseini who called to “Kill the Jews everywhere. This pleases Allah.” that was the foundation of the Arab-Israeli conflict.






1938



Arabs massacre Jews in Tiberias.

The Tiberias (today part of the State of Israel) massacre took place on October 2, 1938 during the 1936–1939 Arab “revolt” in ‘Palestine’, as they went from village to village, while shouting ‘Death to the English.’

Arabs murdered twenty Jews –among them 11 children– in Tiberias after infiltrating the Kiryat Shmuel settlement.






1941



The Mufti meets with Adolph Hitler in 1941, his parties & youth groups in Palestine are fascist, he plots in his pact with the nazi leader, to massacre Jews on a big scale.

Later on, in 1943, he will lead a Nazi SS Muslim army against the Christian Serbs.






1948



* Arabs reject U.N. partition for a “two state solution,” the Zionists, however, agree, for the first time in (around) 2,000 Years, a Jewish (albeit non-religious) leadership is in its historic place back again.


* First attempt by Arabs to ‘eradicate’ Israel, was right after its re-establishment (through the U.N.), in 1948, five Arab armies attacked, with Azzam Pasha, the General Secretary of the Arab League, announcing a head, “This will be a war of extermination, a momentous massacre, which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades.”


* Arab leaders ‘create’ the Palestinian-refugee problem, by telling them to leave as they are about to ethnic cleanse the land out of the Jews.

Ever since, these persecuted victims of Arabs, have been used as nothing but a toy in Arabs’ war against Israel.






1950’s



1952 saw the first phenomenon in what now can be called terrorism, the 1950’s 1960’s Arab fidayeen raids against Israeli citizen & property.






1967



In 1967, Egypt’s pan-Arab leader Nasser declared, a few days before the six days war, “Our main task is to destroy Israel.” Syria’s Assad: “It is time to embark on a war of annihilation.” Cairo Radio announced: “All Egypt is now prepared to plunge into total war which will put an end to Israel.”

The world is stunned at the miracle of tiny Israel pushing off Goliath Arab attack.
It also resulted in a knee-jerk resentment in the Arab world.



First era of the Arab immigrants (or their children) adopting the title “Palestinians” as an exclusive name (instead of Arabs or S. Syrians) was in 1967.






1970



Terrorism organized, highlighted first attacks are: The Avivim school bus massacre in 1970, which resulted in killing 12 (9 of whom were children), and wounding 24.

The chain of Arab-Islamic terror picks-up, with targeting Jews in the area or in the world.



*Jordan massacres thousands of Arab Palestinians (Y. Arafat claimed that Jordan killed between 10,000 to 25,000, in September 1970) stirring trouble, attacking the government, hijacking airlines, in ‘Black September.’

The PLO is chased out of Jordan.

It will start making trouble in Lebanon, instead.






1972



The Olympics cold blooded massacre of Israel’s sports team in Munich 1972 by Arab Palestinian terrorists, marked a turning point in getting the world’s attention to Arab terrorism.






1973



The same sentiments of ‘total annihilation of 1967’ echoes in 1973, (like: “Throw the Jews into the sea.”) the Yom Kippur war takes Israelis off guard, Israel suffers initially great losses but manages to win over the Arabs, again, after a few days.






1975



First racist Arab campaign, of instilling in world’s mind the idea that Zionism [which is about Jews’ return to their homeland] should be regarded as “racism,” in 1975, at the UN through the Arab nations’ lobby, and forcing African nations (who many are ‘slaves’ to their market and power) to go along.



Ever since, the dreadful idea of shouting “racism” grew at any defensive action Israel ever takes against Arab racist attacks.



It relies heavily on an image that poor disadvantaged Arab-Palestinian is persecuted by a paler skinned Israeli.

Though, in reality most Israelis are “brown,” children of those being chased out by bigoted Arab countries since 1948. Today, in pluralistic multi-racial democratic Israel there are also a great number of black Ethiopian Jews, very visible in security employment. There no Jews inside Arab-Palestinian zones, ethnic cleansing.






1976



Palestinians, Syrians and other Muslims, massacre Christians in Damour Lebanon, in a very Islamic spirit of “Allah hu Akbar!” and offering a “Holocaust to Muhammad.” It draws a payback by the Christian Phalanges in 1982 in Sabra Shatila, that latter incident has been used in Arab anti-Israel propaganda to blame the Jews for Arab on Arab killings.



150,000 Christians were killed during the war with Muslims since 1975, the Arab Palestinians’ fault in it is major.





1982



After a long history of bloody attacks by Arab Palestinians based in Lebanon, Israel is forced to enter Lebanon [‘Peace for the Galilee’] with an aim to destroy PLO’s military capability.

Israel is welcomed by many in Lebanon, after the Arab-Palestinians have been prompting more violence between Muslims and Christians, sadly enough, the Islamic Republic of Iran founds a militia “Party of Allah” Hezbollah, its goal, establishing a clearly Islamic (totalitarian, oppressive) Shia state in the entire area, with the eradication of Israel.

Hezbollah will use terrorism against Israel, and adopt a tactic of using human shields in order to cause civilian casualties, 18 Years later, a group of ‘4 Mothers’ peace activists in Israel will force its government to withdraw from Lebanon.






1987



First Arab-Palestinian “intifada,” throwing rocks at Israeli civilian cars, attacking Israeli civilians in all methods possible, the Arab-Muslim Palestinian children are being indoctrinated into a death cult of Jihadism and Shahidism.


The use of children in the war –human bombs and human shields– is being picked-up.


Palestinian propaganda becomes powerful, as adults shoot behind little children’s shoulders, the TV picks up only the images of children throwing rocks VS Israeli soldiers firing back… a twisted around “David VS Goliath.”


The official Arab-Palestinian TV incites to violence, it demonizes Jews as “animals.”


Note:
Palestinians (like Hezbollah) “document” every defensive action by Israel, where the Arabs manage to cause civilian deaths, as “Israeli massacres.”






2000



Second Intifada.

A planned renewal of another wave of bloody violent Intifada was in place, an opportunity to “let it out” was when Sharon visited the Jewish temple mount, Muslims seized the opportunity to “protest” Sharon’s visit in “their holy place.”



Arafat now had a “perfect” title, in order to galvanize global Islamic support, his people named it the “Al Aqsa Intifada.” The Al-Aqsa is of course the mosque, where Muslims build on top of the historic Jewish temple.


It was boosted up by a staged video, where an Arab boy Muhammad al-Dura –who as exposed later on as being– shot by Arabs, was mistakenly pinned on Israel. Al-Dura becomes a symbol and an icon and motivates to more violence.




* The Ramallah brutal lynch of 2 Israelis who lost their way by Arab Palestinian masses and its police in public square, the sheer animalism of mutilating and “playing” with their body parts while screaming in inhuman ways, revealed the real face of mainstream Arab-Muslim Palestine.

The Italian cameramen who filmed the crime was threatened by Arafat’s people.



(Suicide) Genocide bombings rise, targeting ‘where civilians gather the most,’ to kill as many unarmed Jews as possible.


A rise of the use of children, use of civilians tactics “succeeds” in making Israel look bad.






2001



* First vicious successful propaganda of adopting the slur “apartheid” to Israel’s equal democratic state, it followed the above “racism” slur on Zionism.

Arab Palestinian Marwan Barghouti published a book “Israel, peace or apartheid.”



The idea behind it was/is to equate any understandable action by Israeli security as “racist” and de-legitimizing its existence just as S. Africa was at the apartheid (segregation between blacks & whites) era, while in fact, there’s no separation between Jews and Arabs (who make upo 25% of equal citizens) in Israel, and Jews are required to get through check points just as Arabs do, security tactics are regional, where terrorism is more frequent, nothing “racial.”

Not only are Arabs equal citizens in voting, being elected in government, but have often more rights than Israeli Jews, as they’re exempt from military services without having an effect on their equal benefits as Israeli Jews have, there’s also a policy of affirmative action to empower Arabs.



In 100% apartheid Arab-Palestine, no Jews are allowed to live in.



A major boost got the “apartheid” slur, through a book by Jimmy Carter with a title almost identical to M. Barghouti’s, who was always pro Arabism and pro Islamism on the expense of the west, including in Iran, and has been blamed for the change in that country towards the current oppressive Islamic Republic regime resulting in so many crimes on the millions of its citizens since 1979.



Even though, Jimmy Carter himself admitted on CNN that he realizes that “Israel is a free and equal democracy.” Yet he accepted Arab lobby’s money to write that hate book.



* The demonization of Israel took an open antri-semitic tone at that infamous racist Arab control gathering in Durban in denouncing Zionism, the Arabs passed along anti Jewish hateful pamphlets at the United Nations.



* Ordinary Arab Palestinians show their true face of “humanity” by celebrating– dancing, singing, giving out candies to children– the 9/11 massacre upon 3,000 innocent people in the U.S.





2005



* Israel gives away Gaza to the Arab Palestinians, as it roots out Jews from their homes in a most dramatic (non violent) way, this causes not a moderation on the Arab side, on the contrary, Islamic Jihadi Hamas rises as “victorious”, again, taking Israel’s sacrifice for peace as “weakness.”



* The patron of Hamas & Hezbollah, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s president M. Ahmadinejad calls for Israel to be wiped off map, he also “denies” the holocaust and persues nuclear weapons.






2006



Hezbollah attacks Israel, it “improves” Palestinian tactics of using civilians, by firing rockets upon Israeli civilians (inside major Israeli cities/towns) from among populated density locations, then, cowardly escaping the area, causing Israelis to fire back. The intended Lebanese casualties cause an uproar in the Arab world, Hezbollah comes out as “heroes.”






2007



Mainstream Arabs in Gaza go radical, vote for totalitarian Islamic party Hamas to become their “democratically elected government.”



A major gathering follows, where thousands of Arab-Palestinians (with a Hamas spokesman) declare they want an Islamic Caliphate.



Christians, the tiny minority among the Arabs, who have been subject to persecution by the Islamic majority (Islamic apartheid?), especially since the reign of Y. Arafat, saw a major rise in oppression with the ascend of Hamas, a number of Christian institutions and members have been attacked or/and threatened.


Backgrounder:
Hamas has been involved in major anti Israel attacks, its charter calls for the destruction of Israel, its leaders often declare (including on “moderate” Fatah TV) their desire to annihilate Jews.


A 2007 Poll: 75% of (all) Palestinians do not think that Israel has the right to exist.




2008



After 8 years of firing missiles into Israel by Arab-Palestinian Hamas, especially targeting children (programmed at certain hours when they go to/leave school) in Sderot, Israel decided it had enough, it kicks off ‘Cast lead.’ Risking the lives of its soldiers in conducting operations against terrorists and weapons stock-piling inside Gaza, and warning the residents to evacuate (clear the way, and move to other areas) before hand. Yet, it was still condemned.

By now, Hamas is not shy in bragging of using children as human shields.




2010



Arab Muslim anti-Israel propaganda picks up steam, as the current motto is to “make Jews look bad” so they can justify their hatred and create the foundation for their intended ultimate goal of genocide.


A supposed “peace activism” designed to help the Hamas in Gaza who have been blockaded (afrer their continuous attacks on Israel’s civilians, in order to stop their weapon smuggling) has been organizing “aid ships” heading to Gaza and confront Israeli security, one such ship, the Flotilla had a major success in damning Israel’s image, after violently attacking the Israelis (who came aboard to check for weapons), 9 Muslims died, an uproar against Israel came about, later on, the true intentions of the Islamists on board were revealed, as they were filmed shouting: ‘kill the Jews for Allah’ and in an earlier defying radio exchange with the Israelis who warned them of entering Israeli territory the response from the Islamists aboard the ship was “Shut up! Go back to Auchwitz! We help the Arabs, Remember 9/11!”

There were also revelations that Islamists planned the entire event as “martyrdom.”

The Flotilla was organized by the radical Islamic Turkish group IHH, tied to terrorism, Turkish president Mr. Erdogan who’s representing the Islamic party, was looking for some time to break his country’s alliance with Israel, he also objected to UN’s sanctions aginst Iran for not complying with regards to its nuclear program.

Old Arab racist Helen Thomas reflects the real conflict: Arabs racism, Islamic bigotry

June 7, 2010

That old racist (Lebanese) Arab woman Helen Thomas’ ethnic cleansing view reflects the ‘conflct of the middle east’ Arab racism & Islamic bigotry that is.

(Helen Thoams under fire http://blogs.jta.org/politics/article/2010/06/07/2739476/helen-thomas-under-fire)

You have to thank that old Arab hag for being honest, at least, at her last days…

Take a good look at this moderate Arab and tell me it’s not about Arab racism.

The basic attitudes of the intolerant Goliath Arab Muslims world is that: ‘You Jews are “outsiders” here in the middle east!’ The Arabs who are now called Palestinians who’s parents or grandparents came over from Arab land and occupy the Jews’ original homeland? they’re OK, they’re “home.”

Because the entire middle east is ‘Arab Muslim land’ all other non-Arab non-Muslim minorities are “outsiders” especially the Jews, Why? Because they’re neither Arab nor Muslim…

Now, let’s hear some radical liberals defending the Arab Muslim bigotry with occupation and poor palestinians slogans.
The same radical liberals that couldn’t care less what the Islamic Palestine or Hezbollah have in store for them, exactly what kind of Islamic states are in line with liberals’ supposed claim for defending human rights, or even women’s rights?

I guess, that Palestinian crimes against humanity like torturing fellow “rivals,” honor killing epidemic and oppressing Christians are OK with liberals’ values.

Not to mention the total fear in totalitarian like Palestine for speaking out, unlike in democratic free Israel, there’s virtual no freedom of the press or speech.

That’s besides Palestinian & Hezbollah’s routinely horrindeous crimes like taking the lives of their civilians for no more as toys in their games of bloodshed, in use of war.

That old racist (Lebanese) Arab woman Helen Thomas’ ethnic cleansing view reflects the ‘conflct of the middle east’ Arab racism & Islamic bigotry that is. (Helen Thoams under fire http://blogs.jta.org/politics/article/2010/06/07/2739476/helen-thomas-under-fire)

You have to thank that old Arab hag for being honest, at least, at her last days…

Take a good look at this moderate Arab and tell me it’s not about Arab racism.

The basic attitudes of the intolerant Goliath Arab Muslims world is that: ‘You Jews are “outsiders” here in the middle east!’ The Arabs who are now called Palestinians who’s parents or grandparents came over from Arab land and occupy the Jews’ original homeland? they’re OK, they’re “home.”

Because the entire middle east is ‘Arab Muslim land’ all other non-Arab non-Muslim minorities are “outsiders” especially the Jews, Why? Because they’re neither Arab nor Muslim…

Now, let’s here some radical liberals defending the Arab Muslim bigotry with occupation and poor palestinians slogans.
The same radical liberals that couldn’t care less what the Islamic Palestine or Hezbollah have in store for them, exactly what kind of Islamic states are in line with liberals’ supposed claim for defending human rights, or even women’s rights?

I guess, that Palestinian crimes against humanity like torturing fellow “rivals,” honor killing epidemic and oppressing Christians are OK with liberals’ values.

Not to mention the total fear in totalitarian like Palestine for speaking out, unlike in democratic free Israel, there’s virtual no freedom of the press or speech.

That’s besides Palestinian & Hezbollah’s routinely horrindeous crimes like taking the lives of their civilians for no more as toys in their games of bloodshed, in use of war.

JORDYPTIANS A.K.A. ARAB “PALESTINIANS” – The term Jordyptian came about to draw the attention to the true identity & origin of the –migrant settlers– Arab Palestinians

June 7, 2010

JORDYPTIANS A.K.A. ARAB “PALESTINIANS”

The term Jordyptian came about to draw the attention to the true identity & origin of the –migrant settlers– Arab Palestinians
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Definition

The term Jordyptian – Substitute name for “Palestinian,” based on the fact that most modern-day self-identified “Palestinians” are descended from Arabs who emigrated from either Jordan or Egypt, (though, many of today’s Palestinians’ grandparents are from Arab Syria [1] as well), and the fact that there never has been an actual independent nation called “Palestine” nor an identified ethnicity called “Palestinian” until recently in political history. Jordyptian is a contraction of Jordanian and Egyptian. [2]

Background

It’s a term coined about the mythical “Palestinians” being compared falsely to ‘native Americans.’ [3]. Much relied on “color” and perception, that these brown people are from the area [4], which is true, they are from the middle east, just not from Judea, Israel, Palestine, but from Arabia more percisely.

Speaking of “color,” over 50% of Israelis are of middle eastern “brown,” omplexion.

The general historic phenomenon of Arab invasion settling outside of Arabia

Millions upon millions of non-Arabs became refugees because of the Arabs. Many of these people fled to America, Great Britain, Germany, and elsewhere. They’re not claiming or trying to return to those “Arab” lands. [5]

For example, in the neighbouring country, Egyptians today by-in-large aren’t natives either, the indigenous Coptic Christians are the original inhabitants, the ones oppressed under the Arabs, who have invaed that country.

So is Morocco, overwhelmed by Arab settlers upon the indigenous Berbers [6], who suffer racism from the Arabs as well.

Dispelling a myth of “native” Palestinians

It is pointing to 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”. [7] [8] [9] [10]

Arab immigrants’ children, grand-children now called “Palestinians”

The massive evidence of huge waves of Arab immigration into a neglected desolated land of Palestine Israel, the (main) roots and origin of today’s Arab Palestinians. [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [7] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28]

In fact, President Roosevelt concluded in 1939 that “Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during the whole period.” [29] The huge flow of Arab immigration was permitted while only Jewish immigration was restricted. [1]

Separate extinct non-Arab ancient nations: Philistines, Caananites & undisputed Jews’ original home and roots in Israel-Palestine

Considering the etymology of the name ‘Palestine’ will be instructive. The word ‘Palestinian’ comes from a Semitic radical p-l-sh or p-l-s, which, in Hebrew, means: to burrow into; to open through; to penetrate; to invade. The root exists in a number of other extant and extinct Semitic languages. In Aramaic-Syraic it means to break through; to dig. In Akkadian palashu meant to dig through, while pilshu meant ‘hole’. In Ethiopian the pejorative term “Falashas” means ‘invaders’ or ’emigrants’. The term fallasa in Arabic means he cleft; he split. (See: A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English,’ by Ernest Klein, Carta Jerusalem, 1987 by The Beatrice & Arthur Minden Foundation and the University of Haifa). The Semitic radical p-l-s or p-l-sh is the etymological base of the name of those who were called “Plishtim” (Philistines) in the Hebrew Bible. The area they inhabited, Pleshet, was the coastal strip south of Yaffo (Jaffa). They were probably people of Greek extraction, called the “Sea Peoples” who invaded the area sometime around 1300 – 1100 BCE (See: ‘Toldor The History of The Jewish People and the Nations of the World,’ compiled and prepared by Abraham Lebanon, Jerusalem 1985). The Plishtim are not, at any rate, the ancestors of the modern-day Arabs who refer to themselves as “Palestinians.” [30]

The word plesheth meant migratory referring to the migration of the Philistines into the sea coast of Israel. So the Palestinians of 3000 years ago were, in fact, the Philistines. The Philistines were not native to Israel, in fact, as their name implies, they came from somewhere else. Most scholars agree that they came from the Greek Islands, most likely Crete. Obviously, they did not speak Arabic and they were not Semitic like the Jews and Arabs. The Arabs came from guess where?–Arabia. [11]

The Canaanites disappeared from the face of the earth three millennia ago…
Even the Palestinians themselves have acknowledged their association with the region came long after the Jews… Over the last 2,000 years, there have been massive invasions that killed off most of the local people (e.g., the Crusades), migrations, the plague, and other manmade or natural disasters. The entire local population was replaced many times over. During the British mandate alone, more than 100,000 Arabs emigrated from neighboring countries and are today considered Palestinians.

By contrast, no serious historian questions the more than 3,000-year-old Jewish connection to the Land of Israel, or the modern Jewish people’s relation to the ancient Hebrews.

“…[the Palestinian Arabs’] basic sense of corporate historic identity was, at different levels, Muslim or Arab or – for some – Syrian; it is significant that even by the end of the Mandate in 1948, after thirty years of separate Palestinian political existence, there were virtually no books in Arabic on the history of Palestine..”[12] Jews are indigenous to the Palestine region and have lived there continuously for over 3,000 years Zionists hoped to live in friendship and cooperation with the Arab population and believed that restoring the land would benefit everyone. Many Arabs welcomed this development, which also attracted Arab immigrants. An estimated 25 percent to 37 percent of immigrants to pre-state Israel were Arabs, not Jews
[31]

Used

Some examples of Jordyptian being used. [32] [33] [3] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42]

References

  1. ^ a b http://books.google.com/books?id=LsgnW34jp90C&pg=PA31
  2. ^ http://chenzhen.wordpress.com/oopsthat-would-be-the-password-protected-lgf-dictionary
  3. ^ a b http://www.lindasog.com/archives/2008/04/terrorists_for_obama_1.html
  4. ^ http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=52528
  5. ^ http://97.74.65.51/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=17661
  6. ^ http://www.un.org/WCAR/e-kit/backgrounder4.htm
  7. ^ a b http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm
  8. ^ http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.html
  9. ^ http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2139
  10. ^ http://www.danielpipes.org/article/1110
  11. ^ a b http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/site/comments/who-are-the-palestinians-and-who-is-occupying-what/
  12. ^ a b http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf1.html
  13. ^ http://christianactionforisrael.org/never_arab.html
  14. ^ http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28222
  15. ^ http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm
  16. ^ http://www.allthingsbeautiful.com/all_things_beautiful/2006/01/the_myth_of_pal.html
  17. ^ http://www.meforum.org/article/522
  18. ^ http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_early_palestine_zionists_impact.php
  19. ^ http://www.shalomjerusalem.com/jerusalem/jerusalem100.html
  20. ^ http://www.israelinsider.com/views/articles/views_0240.htm
  21. ^ http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27661
  22. ^ http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-doron081402.asp
  23. ^ http://www.think-israel.org/tzoref.pafallacy.html
  24. ^ http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=52528
  25. ^ http://www.amichai.com/war/process/illegalArabs.htm
  26. ^ http://www.think-israel.org/silon.refugees.html
  27. ^ http://97.74.65.51/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14858
  28. ^ http://mideastoutpost.com/archives/000096.html
  29. ^ http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp507.htm
  30. ^ http://doreenellenbelldotan.info/IsraelIsNotAnImperialistState.htm
  31. ^ http://www.ifcj.org/site/PageNavigator/sfi_about_history_rebirth
  32. ^ http://www.hnn.us/comments/105114.html
  33. ^ http://www.theaugeanstables.com/2006/06/12/is-it-pallywood-thoughts-on-the-footage-from-the-gaza-beach/#comment-2071
  34. ^ http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?link=68907_Israeli_soldier_shoots_handcuffed_palestinian_with_rubber_bullet
  35. ^ http://www.solomonia.com/blog/archives/008891.shtml
  36. ^ http://brainsurgerywithspoons.blogspot.com/2006_07_01_archive.html
  37. ^ http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=343943057519&topic=13465
  38. ^ http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/03/18/unlv-editorial-israelis-indiscriminately-kill-civilians-palestin
  39. ^ http://www.jihadwatch.org/2008/12/spencer-if-the-shoe-fits-throw-it.html
  40. ^ http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?7974-Have-we-just-witnessed
  41. ^ http://hotair.com/archives/2006/12/15/kerry-ill-talk-to-iran/
  42. ^ http://www.segacs.com/2004/spiritual-leader.html-a-new-style-elections&p=148796&viewfull=1

Re: racist Arab Helen Thomas, Arab-Palestinians get back to ARABIA where they came from?

June 6, 2010

Re: Arab Helen Thomas, Arab-Palestinians get back to ARABIA where they came from?

"She should lose her job over this," Fleischer said in an email. "As someone who is Jewish, and as someone who worked with her and used to like her, I find this appalling."  

"She is advocating religious cleansing. How can Hearst stand by her? If a journalist, or a columnist, said the same thing about blacks or Hispanics, they would already have lost their jobs."  

Thomas knows that she could never say the blacks should go back to Africa or the Hispanics should go back to Mexico, she would ruin her over-celebrated reputation as the "dean" of the White House press corps.  
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What if someone would copy this Arab woman Helen Thomas, and has said that the Arab ‘Palestinians’ should get the heck out of Judea & go back to Arabia?  

Not even a Zionist Jew would say that in America announcing that in public, you know why? because the most "moderate" Arab is more racist, far more bigoted and extreme than the most radical Zionist can ever be.

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[Fake nation] The Arab immigrants that started to call themselves "Palestinians"  

The Arab immigrants — who they, their children/grandchildren today are called "palestinians" mainly since the 1960’s

The Arabs in the Holy Land – Natives or Aliens? Unknown to most of the world population, the origin of the "Palestinian" Arabs’ claim to the Holy Land spans …
http://www.ldolphin.org/palestinians.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
 
But as she continued, the anomaly of the Palestinians "began to nag and … Thanks to British unconcern, Arab immigrants were generally left alone and …
http://www.danielpipes.org/article/1110

By 1864, a clear-cut Jewish majority emerged in Jerusalem – more than half a century before the arrival of the British Empire and the League of Nations Mandate. During the years that the Jewish presence in Eretz Israel was restored, a huge Arab population influx transpired as Arab immigrants sought to take advantage of higher wages and economic opportunities that resulted from Jewish settlement in the land. President Roosevelt concluded in 1939 that "Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during the whole period."  
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp507.htm

Britain’s naval and political reaction to the illegal immigration of Jews to Palestine, 1945-1948, Fritz Liebreich, Routledge, 2005, ISBN 0714656372, 9780714656373, [p. 30]

The Determinants of British Policy… Matters improved with the departure of Lieutenant General Sir Louis Bols on 30 May 1920, the ending of the military adminidstration and the appointment of Sir Samuel as the first British High Commisioner for Palestine. However, under constant pressure from British pro-Arab spokesmen and officials, relations between Britian and the Jewish Zionists deteriorated steadily.
A Very good exaple of virtuallly general anti-Zionist bias of successsive British mandatory adiminstrations would be the virtual continuation of the Ottoman policy of supporting or at least condoning non-Jewish illegal [p. 31] immigration to Palestine. In contrast to the near universal and general condemntation and confrontation with Jewish illegal immigration.
As a buffer against the Bedouin the Ottomans had already brought the first Circassians from the Caucasus to Palestine in 1878. These truculant habitual warriors had been settled by the Turks as irregular garrisons on the desert fringes, allowing them to occupy and cultivate land, and thus hold back the nomad Arabs, who neither paid tax nor tilled the land at any time. Egyptian immigrants were settled by Ibrahim Pasha in Jaffa, Acre, Nablus and Beisan, Moors and Kurds settled in Safed, while the Arab tribes of the Wulda, Bu Sheille, Lheib and Adwquat, having been defeated in tribal wars and raids, entered Palestine at about the same time as the first Jewish settlers arrived. These Arabs cannot be considered indigenous to the land and neither can the Turks, Kurds, Moors, Algerians, Egyptians and Circassians imported by the Turks as aprotective force. The virtually generally accepted British claim of an overwhelming Arab indigenous population, settled for a thousand years in a crowded Palestine, whe were in danger of being swamped and displaced by the Jews was, therefore, considered by the more extreme Zionists to be a rewriting of history.
Illegal Jewish immigration was always fastidiously reported by successive British administrations, while the very considerable Arab illegal immigration was only addressed when their detection has became flagrant. The British Mandatory authorities whose tasks included recording the comings and goings in Palestine, was occasionally forced to mention the illegal Arab immigration, but only when the battle became too prevalent. The movement was always underestimated, minimised and considered casual:  

In addition to increase in recorded immigration, a number of persons are known to enter Palestine illegally from both adjacent and European countries and remain there permanently.
Considerable Arab immigration was indeed proceeding without restriction or record from such areas as Syria, Egypt, Trans-Jordan and Lebanon. There has been some immigration from the surrounding territories, which, since it avoids the frontier controls, is not recorded.
Jewish illegal immigration was minutely detailed and meticulously recorded but all references to Arab illegal immigration were, perhaps deliberately, obscured. The preponderant concentration on the Jewish illegal immigration overwhelemd and negated all record of the parallel Arab traffic.
Tewfik Bey al-Haurani, Governer of the Hauran, was quoted as saying, ‘In the last few months from 30,000 to 36,000 Hauranese Syrians have entered Palestine and settled there.’  
http://books.google.com/books?id=LsgnW34jp90C&pg=PA31

Who are the Palestinians and who is occupying what?
[…]
The word plesheth meant migratory referring to the migration of the Philistines into the sea coast of Israel. So the Palestinians of 3000 years ago were, in fact, the Philistines. The Philistines were not native to Israel, in fact, as their name implies, they came from somewhere else. Most scholars agree that they came from the Greek Islands, most likely Crete. Obviously, they did not speak Arabic and they were not Semitic like the Jews and Arabs. The Arabs came from guess where?–Arabia.  
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The Canaanites disappeared from the face of the earth three millennia ago…
Even the Palestinians themselves have acknowledged their association with the region came long after the Jews… Over the last 2,000 years, there have been massive invasions that killed off most of the local people (e.g., the Crusades), migrations, the plague, and other manmade or natural disasters. The entire local population was replaced many times over. During the British mandate alone, more than 100,000 Arabs emigrated from neighboring countries and are today considered Palestinians.  

By contrast, no serious historian questions the more than 3,000-year-old Jewish connection to the Land of Israel, or the modern Jewish people’s relation to the ancient Hebrews.  

"…[the Palestinian Arabs’] basic sense of corporate historic identity was, at different levels, Muslim or Arab or – for some – Syrian; it is significant that even by the end of the Mandate in 1948, after thirty years of separate Palestinian political existence, there were virtually no books in Arabic on the history of Palestine.."
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf1.html

"PALESTINE" – Never an Arab Country
[…]
there was no geopolitical entity called "Palestine," no Arab nation ever set historical roots on this soil and no national claim was ever made to the territory by any national group other than the Jews.
[…]
Under the Mandate, the Jewish population continued to grow but while their immigration was progressively restricted, that of Moslems from the surrounding countries (Syria and Jordan) was completely free. As a result, attracted by the Jewish development of the country, the Moslem population increased rapidly and had attained majority by 1947. Palestinian Arabs Never a Nation "Palestinian" Arab nationalism today is a product of recent political and religious currents. Until the 1920’s no such national community had even existed in "Palestine". This is why both the Balfour Declaration and the League of Nations Mandate charged the Jews of the National Home with guaranteeing the civil and religious rights of other inhabitants. No mention was made of other national rights of other inhabitants, as it was recognized that the only national claim to the area was that made by the Jews.  
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Palestinian people do not exist! They love to say her statement is patently false – an intentional lie, … The Palestinian people does not exist.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28222

The True Identity of the So-called Palestinians

In this essay I would like to present the true origin and identity of the Arab people commonly known as "Palestinians", and the widespread myths surrounding them. This research is intended to be completely neutral and objective, based on historic and archaeological evidences as well as other documents, including Arab sources, and quoting statements by authoritative Islamic personalities.
There are some modern myths -or more exactly, lies- that we can hear everyday through the mass-media as if they were true, of course, hiding the actual truth. For example, whenever the Temple Mount or Jerusalem are mentioned, it is usually remarked that is "the third holy place for muslims", but why it is never said that is the FIRST Holy Place for Jews? It sounds like an utterly biased information!

In order to make this essay better comprehensible, it will be presented in two units:  
·1) Myths and facts concerning the origin and identity of the so-called Palestinians;  
·2) Myths and facts regarding Jerusalem and the Land of Israel.

I – Origin and identity of the so-called Palestinians  
Palestinians are the newest of all the peoples on the face of the Earth, and began to exist in a single day by a kind of supernatural phenomenon that is unique in the whole history of mankind, as it is witnessed by Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against:  
"Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?" "We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag". "When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out".
This declaration by a true "Palestinian" should have some significance for a sincerely neutral observer. Indeed, there is no such a thing like a Palestinian people, or a Palestinian culture, or a Palestinian language, or a Palestinian history. There has never been any Palestinian state, neither any Palestinian archaeological find nor coinage. The present-day "Palestinians" are an Arab people, with Arab culture, Arabic language and Arab history. They have their own Arab states from where they came into the Land of Israel about one century ago to contrast the Jewish immigration. That is the historical truth. They were Jordanians (another recent British invention, as there has never been any people known as "Jordanians"), and after the Six-Day War in which Israel utterly defeated the coalition of nine Arab states and took legitimate possession of Judea and Samaria, the Arab dwellers in those regions underwent a kind of anthropological miracle and discovered that they were Palestinians – something they did not know the day before. Of course, these people having a new identity had to build themselves a history, namely, had to steal some others’ history, and the only way that the victims of the theft would not complain is if those victims do no longer exist. Therefore, the Palestinian leaders claimed two contradictory lineages from ancient peoples that inhabited in the Land of Israel: the Canaanites and the Philistines. Let us consider both of them before going on with the Palestinian issue.  
http://www.imninalu.net/myths-pals.htm

The Myth Of The Palestinian People – The answer is that the myth of the Palestinian People serves as the justification for Arab occupation of the Land of Israel. While the Arabs already possess 21 sovereign countries of their own (more than any other single people on earth) and control a land mass 800 times the size of the Land of Israel, this is apparently not enough for them. They therefore feel the need to rob the Jews of their one and only country, one of the smallest on the planet. Unfortunately, many people ignorant of the history of the region, including much of the world media, are only too willing to help.  
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=747

All Things Beautiful: The Myth Of Palestine, Whenever there were Arab riots, Jewish immigration was restricted…
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The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 – Middle East Quarterly.
http://www.meforum.org/article/522

In the early 19th century, Palestine was a backward, neglected province of the Ottoman Empire. Travelers to Palestine from the Western world left records of what they saw there. The theme throughout their reports is dismal: The land was empty, neglected, abandoned, desolate, fallen into ruins.

In Jerusalem, all reports and journals of travelers, pilgrims and government representatives during these years, repeatedly record the poverty, filth and neglect and the desolate nature of the countryside. Early photographs show lepers in rags and dilapidated buildings. Jerusalem was surrounded by marauding bands of Bedouin Arabs and had to close her gates at nightfall and reopen them at first light, a practice that was similar in Biblical times.
 
Some quotes from the writings of these visitors before modern times:
 
Nothing there [Jerusalem] to be seen but a little of the old walls which is yet remaining and all the rest is grass, moss and weeds. [English pilgrim in 1590]
 
The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is of a body of population. [British consul in 1857]
 
There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent [valley of Jezreel] — not for 30 miles in either direction… One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. … For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee … Nazareth is forlorn … Jericho lies a moldering ruin … Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation… untenanted by any living creature… A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds … a silent, mournful expanse … a desolation … We never saw a human being on the whole route … Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country … Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery Palestine must be the prince. The hills barren and dull, the valleys unsightly deserts [inhabited by] swarms of beggars with ghastly sores and malformations. Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes … desolate and unlovely … [Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, 1867]  
http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_early_palestine_zionists_impact.php
 
WHY DID THE ARABS FLEE IN 1948? "The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist … they were not indigenous. That Palestine was not their ancient homeland.
http://www.shalomjerusalem.com/jerusalem/jerusalem100.html

The myth of the Palestinian People, To portray themselves as indigenous, Arab settlers adopted the name of an … State of Israel an independent Arab Palestinian state existed in its place. …