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Israel’s ‘moral clarity letter frustrates Islamic-Fascists and radical leftists so-called “activists”

April 16, 2012

Israel’s ‘moral clarity’ letter frustrates Islamic-Fascists and radical leftists so-called “activists”

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fly-in protest is a bust – israel today
Sunday, April 15, 2012 | Ryan Jones

Anti-Israel fly-in protest 

is a bust

Israel was on

alert Sunday for a planned mass fly-in protest,

or “flytilla,” by foreign anti-Israel activists

protesting the Jewish state’s control of Judea

and Samaria, including the eastern half of

Jerusalem. But by the end of the work day, a mere

27 activists had managed to land in Israel. They

were quickly detained and deported.

The stunt was largely thwarted by Israel

loudly publicizing the fact that it would deny

entry to the activists, insisting that they were

arriving for the sole purpose of provoking

unrest. As a result, most airlines cancelled the

activists’ tickets rather than be billed for

their return flights upon deportation from

Israel. Unable to even reach Israel, hundreds of

the activists demonstrated at an airport in

Paris.

Those who did make it to Israel were presented

an official letter of welcome by Israel’s Foreign

Ministry. The wry letter read:

Dear activist,

We appreciate your choosing to make Israel the

object of your humanitarian concerns. We know

there were many other worthy choices.

You could have chosen to protest they Syrian

regime’s daily savagery against its own people,

which has claimed thousands of lives.

You could have chosen to protest the Iranian

regime’s brutal crackdown on dissent and support

of terrorism throughout the world.

You could have chosen to protest Hamas rule in

Gaza, where terror organizations commit a double

war crime by firing rockets at civilians and

hiding behind civilians.

But instead you chose to protest against

Israel, the Middle East’s sole democracy, where

women are equal, the press criticizes the

government, human rights organizations can

operate freely, religious freedom is protected

for all and minorities do not live in fear.

Therefore we suggest to let you solve first

the real problems of the region, and then come

back and share with us your experience.

Have a nice flight.

The letter was seen as a public relations

victory, as it strongly highlighted the grossly

exaggerated attention paid to Israel and its

conflict with the Palestinian Arabs, a conflict

that pales in comparison with so many other

crises around the world. For

many, it is that gross exaggeration, that

irrational obsession with what “the Jews” are

doing, that marks such schemes as

anti-Semitic.

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Israel to ‘thank’ fly-in activists in mocking

letter



Jerusalem Post

14 Apr 2012

By HERB KEINON, YAAKOV LAPPIN, TOVAH LAZAROFF



Israel plans to bar entry by some 2,000 activists

from at least 15 different countries, mostly in

Europe, either by preventing them from boarding

their flights or by deporting them once they

arrive.



The activists want to draw attention to Israel’s

practice of barring foreigners it believes could

cause trouble by engaging in pro-Palestinian

activities during their visit.



The letter – drawn up in the Prime Minister’s

Office – noted, that the activists “could have

chosen to protest the Syrian regime’s daily

savagery against its own people, which has

claimed thousands of lives.”



Alternatively, they could have chosen to protest

“the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown on dissent

and support of terrorism throughout the world.”

Or, if they simply had to come to this part of

the globe, they “could have chosen to protest

Hamas rule in Gaza, where terror organizations

commit a double war crime by firing rockets at

civilians and hiding behind civilians.”



Instead, “you chose to protest against Israel,

the Middle East’s sole democracy, where women are

equal, the press criticizes the government, human

rights organizations can operate freely,

religious freedom is protected for all and

minorities do not live in fear.”



The letter concludes with a suggestion that the

activists first solve “the real problems of the

region” and then “come back and share with us

your experience.”



In an indication that Israel will not let the

protesters in but will instead deport them back

to their countries of origin, the letter ends

with the line: “Have a nice flight.”



Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry officials said

Saturday night that responsibility for dealing

with the flytilla was in the hands of the Public

Security Ministry, which will be in contact with

the consulates of the countries whose nationals

are to be barred from entering the country.



The Foreign Ministry has over the past few weeks

been in discussions with its counterparts in

capitals around the world, explaining Israel’s

position regarding the fly-in and making clear

that those coming to engage in provocative

actions would not be given an entry visa.



Israeli authorities circulated to the airlines

the names of some 1,200 pro-Palestinian activists

expected to participate, in the hope that the

companies would prevent them from boarding.



One official explained that if someone flies into

a country without the necessary visa or is not

given that visa when he or she lands, the

responsibility – and expense – for flying the

person back falls on the airline.



Already on Wednesday, Amnon Shmueli, who heads

the Immigration Authority at Ben- Gurion Airport,

sent a letter to all airlines with a list of

names of the people it believed were planning on

participating in flytilla, according to a

document posted on its website.



The document said, “Due to statements of

pro-Palestinian radicals to arrive on commercial

flights from abroad to disrupt order and confront

security forces at friction points, it was

decided to deny their entry.”



“Attached is a list of passengers that are denied

entry to Israel. In light of the above mentioned,

you are ordered not board them on your flights,”

the letter states.



“Failure to comply with this directive will

result in sanctions against the airlines.”



According to the website, already as early as

Tuesday a foreign visitor from Sweden who entered

Israel from Eilat was asked to sign a pledge not

to be a member of a pro-Palestinian organization,

not to be in contact with any pro-Palestinian

organizations and not to participate in

pro-Palestinian activities.



Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch

confirmed Saturday night that Israel had asked

airlines not to board fly-in passengers.



“They acted pretty much accordingly,” he said.



The public security minister, who is in charge of

Israel’s response to the flytilla, said a

passenger plane with activists could land in

Israel as early as Saturday night.



“We’ve started initial preparations tonight,” he

said on Saturday.



“Tomorrow is the main day…. Clear instructions

have been given to police, the interior

minister… to prevent provocations and not allow

disturbances at Ben-Gurion Airport.”



Those identified by Israel as provocateurs who

manage to circumvent the no-fly lists and land in

Israel will be “isolated from the central

airport,” Aharonovitch said.



Activists who get past all of Israel’s measures

“will be arrested if they cause disturbances,” he

added.



Two European airlines, Jet2.com and Lufthansa,

told passengers on Friday that they planned to

comply with Israel’s demands, according to the

Welcome to Palestine website.



Jet2 advised passengers that Israel had denied

them entry and as such they might not be able to

board their flights. Lufthansa informed the

passengers in question that their tickets had

been canceled.



The pro-Palestinian website #Airflotilla2

uploaded a scanned image of one of the tickets

canceled by Lufthansa and reported that the same

notification had been sent to dozens of activists

on Thursday, informing them that their

reservations had been canceled “by order of

Israel.”



Hundreds of unarmed police officers will guard

the airport on Sunday, when anywhere from 500 to

1,000 activists try to land in Israel, according

to police estimates.



Sunday is expected to be one of Israel’s busiest

air travel days, with some 45,000 passengers

landing and taking off from Ben-Gurion.



Central police district chief Cmdr. Bentsi Sao

will oversee the operation, which is aimed at

ensuring routine at the airport.



Palestinian activist Mazin Qumsiyeh, a professor

at Bethlehem University and one of the organizers

of the event, said that Israel was only harming

itself with its “hysterical” reaction.



“Why do they want people to lie to them at the

airport?” he asked. “Why can’t they say they are

coming to visit us in Bethlehem?”



Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this

report.

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Arab racism manufactures fraud of “Palestinian suffering”

March 23, 2012

Arab-Islamic Palestinianism’s rule number 1: Kill, then demonize the victims in order to kill some more.

No one ever suggests that there are people who are incapable of experiencing any pain. But for a "culture" to lie, exaggerate and invent most of it, and even suggest that most of their suffering is not due to their own fault, is exactly that, fraud.

As NYTimes bestselling book author M. Evans said: Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews, I say, make no mistake, Arab racism manufactures the fraud of "Palestinian" suffering. The racism which was Islamicized. The same bigotry seeks justification to its crimes by converting the Arab-Palestinian aggressor into a "victim."

This is why the "Palestinian" victimhood is propagated also by anti-Jewish Neo-Nazi elements like KKK’s David Duke and others. Because the true source of it all, is pure anti-Jewish demonization. Why of course "white" Nazis hate the "brown" Arab race [regarded by Hitler as monkey like] as well.

Lies, ever since the Arab Palestinian entity was founded (in the 1960s') in falsehood, telling a tale of "natives," while in fact, most of its populations has no more than 2 or 3 generations in the historic land of the Jews. It's OK to start "nationhood" at some point, but not upon an outrageous lie of being "indigenous" and a complete racist exclusion of another group, whose historic roots are so strong.

Worth mentioning the self-inflicted Naqba, whereas the Arab-Palestinian narrative is a falsification of history. Author: The Nakba – the story of the Palestinian refugees – is the greatest success story in the history of modern times, a success that is a complete fraud.

The virus of Palestinianism-Fakestinianism nonsense is wide spread. Even MSM like NYTimes falls for the syndrome of ignoring self-inflicted wounds.

The fake victimhood that 'lives' off of self-orchestrated 'dead Arab kids,' who are usually, either casualties by their (parents, mentors, exploiters, etc.) adults' fault or by accidents. Besides, most casualties by Israel are guilty combatants, most casualties by the Arabs are innocent non-combatants victims.

Of course the Arab adults "fighters" are not just the murderers of Israeli children but of Arab children as well. What? The Arab-Islamists are fighting a so-called "resistance" (whatever that means)? Let them man up and crawl out of their hidings among civilians, let them abandon the safeness of crowded places where they know the humane IDF, despite its amazing effort (how does over a quarter of a million phone calls to private homes and mobile phones warning people to leave sound?), has so much difficulties in evacuating the area from non-combatants. Where they know fully well, that no matter what, kids are going to die, and that's only because of their "holy war."

Ask the 'Palestinian authority' this: How many Jewish and Arab kids were massacred because of the racist Arab bluff of "al-Dura boy –wrongly played as if killed by IDF– which was the banner, under which the so-called "al-Aqsa" intifada was launched, whereby an intensification began of homicide bombers by radical and official mainstream "Palestinian" Arabs and use of kids as human bombs/shields?

The recent Arab-Muslim massacre of Jews in Toulouse, France, where little Jewish girl, Miriam Monsonego was chased and shot, then picked her up and aimed at her head again by vicious monster, Mohammed Merah, was rightfully blamed on him being brainwashed by anti-Israel lies and propaganda. Some suggested direct link to UN’s worker, Arab-Palestinian malicious-typical "activist" Khulood Badawi’s tweeting of a bloodied photo of an accidental 2006 dead Arab kid as a supposed "recent Israel action."

Whether it's Saeb Erakat lying to the world about a fake Jenin "massacre."; or conducting a fake funeral; or adding bodies from the cemetery; or an altered photo (fauxtography) by an Arab working for Reuters; or Pallywood by Khulood Badawi; or the long list of 'Palestinian industry of lies,' where media manipulation has become strategic Arab weapon against Israel, the bottom line is that these inflammatory lies are the direct fuel to Arab-Muslim bigoted crimes against humanity.

See also: Simon Deng at the Durban III conference ON Ignoring Genocide by Chasing Israel Saturday, February 25, 2012 By exaggerating Palestinian suffering, and by blaming the Jews for it, the UN has muffled the cries of those who suffer on a far larger scale.
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IRON DOME, acting on the usual: Muslim Arab-Palestinians target civilians, Israel defends

March 18, 2012

IRON DOME, acting on the usual: Muslim Arab-Palestinians target civilians, Israel defends

“Palestinians” in Gaza began (again) a barrage of [about 120] missiles upon Israeli towns, targeting civilians. Israel uses ‘Iron Dome‘ defense system.

Gantz: IDF will continue to respond forcefully, sensitively [Ynetnews]
Published: 03.11.12, 13:25 / Israel News

IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said: “Zuhir al-Qaisi and other terrorists killed were involved in planning a deadly terror attack against Israeli civilians, which was suppose to come out of Gaza through Sinai.”

“Over 120 rockets have been fired at Israel and 20% of them could have caused death and distruction within the Israeli populations. They were interceted by the Iron Dome. The IDF responded and will continue to do so with force and sensitivity over any attack on Israel. We are not interested in escalation, but Hamas is the sovereign,” Gantz added. (Yoav Zitun)
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Terrorists call Gaza ceasefire ‘victory’; Egypt calls to cut ties with Israel
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | Ryan Jones

Region falls silent after 222 rockets pound southern Israel over past few days; Egyptian parliament calls Israel’s response a war crime, demands end to friendly relations
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Israel under fire: Schools closed in south due to rockets – Israel TodayIsrael under fire: Schools closed in south due to rockets
Sunday, March 11, 2012 | Ryan Jones

Some 200,000 Israeli children throughout southern Israel spent Sunday hiding in bomb shelters instead of going to school as Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists continued pouring missiles and mortars into the area.

By midday Sunday, some 130 projectiles had been fired at communities across the western Negev region over a 48-hour period. At least two dozen Israelis have been injured, some seriously.

Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system has managed to intercept 28 out of 31 of the more dangerous Grad-type missiles, but simply cannot provide a comprehensive shield against such an onslaught.
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Missile Defenses Give Israel Measure of Calm – WSJ.com
March 13, 2012
By JOSHUA MITNICK
BEERSHEBA, Israel—Facing the worst barrage of rockets from Palestinian militants since 2009, Israel is getting a boost from a new interceptor system that destroys missiles in midair before they fall on population centers. … The “Iron Dome” missile system has provided an added layer of security for Israel’s homeland by downing dozens of rockets in …..
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Shelling on Israel’s Southern Cities Continue — NTDTV.com
[March 13, 2012] – Over 120 missiles have been shot into Israel from the Gaza Strip … Israeli army called “Iron Dome”, which intercepts the missile while in mid air, …
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1922-2012 90 Years to first Arab racist anti-Jewish boycott

February 22, 2012

1922-2012 90 Years to first Arab racist anti-Jewish boycott

The current bigoted anti-Israel boycotts, are NOT related to any “policies.” It began many years before Israel was re-established, in 1922. It was pushed mainly by the infamous Mufti Haj amin al-Husseini, who allied himself with Hitler later on.

Authors:

Economic warfare is an essential component of total war; anti-Semitism is the ideological concomitant of the Arabs’ total war against the Jewish state.

Anti-Semitism imbues this economic war with hatreds which have historic roots within the Arab world; it is an endemic feature of the boycott, despite the Arab claim that they have a quarrel only with “Zionists,” not with Jews.
[…] A call went out in 1922 from the Fifth Arab Congress, meeting in Nablus, for all Arabs to boycott Jewish businesses; seven years later, the First Palestine Arab Women’s Congress asked “every Arab to buy nothing from the Jews but land, and to sell them everything but land.”
Other, similar calls went out in 1931 and 1933, and in 1936 a boycott of all Jewish products was proclaimed by Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti and spiritual leader of all Moslems. This was the forerunner of today’s Arab Trade Boycott.

Terence Prittie, Walter Henry Nelson, Ter The economic war against the Jews (Secker & Warburg, 1978, 269 pp.) p. 4, p. 9

In March and April 1933, The Mufti, praised Nazi Germany’s anti-Jewish treatment, especially the boycotts.

Current organizers of anti-Israel boycotts (like, BDS, Anti-Semitism’s New Face,” the movement to “isolate Israel as part of their program to destroy Israel”, PHAS-Anti-Semitic Motifs in Anti-Israelism have been exposed, and as US offical says Yes, the Boycott of Israel Is Anti-Semitic and as celebrated Italian writer says the boycott ‘is “a form of racism.”‘ Demonizing unfairly, blatantly maliciously lying obessively about the 100% democratic victim-Israel fighting off a constant existential threat since the 1920s and beyond, is bigotry, not “legitimate criticism.”) ‘market’ their racism with the false cover of “anti-racism,” and using the outrageous “apartheid slur,” which was invented in 1961 by the Mufti’s henchman Ahmad Ahukairy, who allied hismelf with Nazi groups in 1962 and is known for coining the genocide phrase ‘throw the Jews into the sea,’ in 1967, called Shukairy’s slogan.

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FAKE “VICTIMHOOD” OF ARAB “PALESTINIANS

February 7, 2012

FAKE “VICTIMHOOD” OF ARAB “PALESTINIANS”



IN GENERAL


Why Israel Is The Victim And The Arabs Are The Indefensible Aggressors In the Middle East
By David Horowitz
January 9, 2002


1. The Jewish Problem and Its “Solution”


ZIONISM is a national liberation movement, identical in most ways to other liberation movements that leftists and progressives the world over — and in virtually every case but this one — fervently support. This exceptionalism is also visible at the reverse end of the political spectrum: In every other instance, right-wingers like Patrick Buchanan oppose national liberation movements that are under the spell of Marxist delusions and committed to violent means. But they make an exception for the one that Palestinians have aimed at the Jews. The unique opposition to a Jewish homeland at both ends of the political spectrum identifies the problem that Zionism was created to solve.


The “Jewish problem” is just another name for the fact that Jews are the most universally hated and persecuted ethnic group in history. The Zionist founders believed that hatred of Jews was a direct consequence of their stateless condition. As long as Jews were aliens in every society they found themselves in, they would always be seen as interlopers, their loyalties would be suspect and persecution would follow. This was what happened to Captain Alfred Dreyfus, whom French anti-Semites falsely accused of spying and who was put on trial for treason by the French government in the 19th Century. Theodore Herzl was an assimilated, westernized Jew, who witnessed the Dreyfus frame-up in Paris and went on to lead the Zionist movement.


Herzl and other Zionist founders believed that if Jews had a nation of their own, the very fact would “normalize” their condition in the community of nations. Jews had been without a state since the beginning of the diaspora, when the Romans expelled them from Judea on the west bank of the Jordan River, some 2,000 years before. Once the Jews obtained a homeland – Judea itself seemed a logical site — and were again like other peoples, the Zionists believed anti-Semitism would wither on its poisonous vine and the Jewish problem would disappear.


Here is what happened instead.


2. The Beginnings


In the 1920s, among their final acts as victors in World War I, the British and French created the states that now define the Middle East out of the ashes of the empire of their defeated Turkish adversary. In a region that the Ottoman Turks had controlled for hundreds of years, Britain and France drew the boundaries of the new states, Syria Lebanon and Iraq. Previously, the British had promised the Jewish Zionists that they could establish a “national home” in a portion of what remained of the area, which was known as the Palestine Mandate. But in 1921 the British separated 80 percent of the Mandate, east of the Jordan, and created the Arab kingdom of “Transjordan.” It was created for the Arabian monarch King Abdullah, who had been defeated in tribal warfare in the Arabian Peninsula and lacked a seat of power. Abudllah’s tribe was Hashemite, while the vast majority of Abdullah’s subjects were Palestinian Arabs.


What was left of the original Palestine Mandate – between the west bank of the Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea – had been settled by Arabs and Jews. Jews, in fact, had lived in the area continuously for 3,700 years, even after the Romans destroyed their state in Judea in AD 70. Arabs became the dominant local population for the first time in the 7th Century AD as a result of the Muslim invasions. The Arabs were largely nomads who had no distinctive language or culture to separate them from other Arabs. In all the time since, they had made no attempt to create an independent Palestinian state west or east of the Jordan and none was ever established.


In 1948, at the request of the Jews who were living in Palestine, the United Nations voted to partition the remaining quarter of the original Mandate to make a Jewish homeland possible. Under the partition plan, the Arabs were given the Jews’ ancient home in Judea and Samaria – now known as the West Bank. The Jews were allotted three slivers of disconnected land along the Mediterranean and the Sinai desert. They were also given access to their holy city of Jerusalem, but as an island cut off from the slivers, surrounded by Arab land and under international control. Sixty percent of the land allotted to the Jews was the Negev desert. Out of these unpromising parts, the Jews created a new state, Israel, in 1948. At this time, the idea of a Palestinian nation, or a movement to create one did not even exist.


At the moment of Israel’s birth, Palestinian Arabs lived on roughly 90 percent of the original Palestine Mandate – in Transjordan and in the UN partition area, but also in the new state of Israel itself. There were 800,000 Arabs living in Israel alongside 1.2 million Jews. At the same time, Jews were legally barred from settling in the 35,000 square miles of Palestinian Transjordan, which eventually was renamed simply “Jordan.”


The Arab population in the slivers called Israel had actually more than tripled since the Zionists first began settling the region in significant numbers in the 1880s.The reason for this increase was that the Jewish settlers had brought industrial and agricultural development with them, which attracted Arab immigrants to what had previously been a sparsely settled and economically destitute area.


If the Palestinian Arabs had been willing to accept this arrangement in which they received 90 percent of the land in the Palestine Mandate, and under which they benefited from the industry, enterprise and political democracy the Jews brought to the region, there would have been no Middle East conflict. But this was not to be.


Instead, the Arab League – representing five neighboring Arab states – declared war on Israel on the day of its creation, and five Arab armies invaded the slivers with the aim of destroying the infant Jewish state.During the fighting, according to the UN mediator on the scene, an estimated 472,000 Arabs fled their homes to escape the dangers. They planned on returning after an Arab victory and the destruction of the Jewish state.


But the Jews — many of them recent Holocaust survivors — refused to be defeated. Instead, the five Arab armies that had invaded their slivers were repelled. Yet there was no peace. Even though their armies were beaten, the Arab states were determined to carry on their campaign of destruction, and to remain formally at war with the Israeli state. After the defeat of the Arab armies, the Palestinians who lived in the Arab area of the UN partition did not attempt to create a state of their own. Instead, in 1950, Jordan annexed the entire West Bank.


3. Refugees: Jewish and Arab


As a result of the annexation and the continuing state of war, the Arab refugees who had fled the Israeli slivers did not return. There was a refugee flow into Israel, but it was a flow of Jews who had been expelled from the Arab countries. All over the Middle East, Jews were forced to leave lands they had lived on for centuries. Although Israel was a tiny geographical area and a fledgling state, its government welcomed and resettled 600,000 Jewish refugees from the Arab countries.


At the same time, the Jews resumed their work of creating a new nation in what was now a single sliver of land. Israel, had annexed a small amount of territory to make their state defensible, including a land bridge that included Jerusalem.


In the years that followed, the Israelis made their desert bloom. They built the only industrialized economy in the entire Middle East. They built the only liberal democracy in the Middle East. They treated the Arabs who remained in Israel well. To this day the very large Arab minority, which lives inside the state of Israel, has more rights and privileges than any other Arab population in the entire Middle East.


This is especially true of the Arabs living under Yasser Arafat’s corrupt dictatorship, the Palestine Authority, which today administers the West Bank and the Gaza strip, and whose Arab subjects have no human rights. In 1997, in a fit of pique against the Oslo Accords, Palestinian spokesman Edward Said himself blurted this out, calling Arafat “our Papa Doc” – after the sadistic dictator of Haiti – and complaining that there was “a total absence of law or the rule of law in the Palestinian autonomy areas.”


The present Middle East conflict is said to be about the “occupied territories” – the West Bank of the Jordan and the Gaza strip – and about Israel’s refusal to “give them up.” But during the first twenty years of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel did not control the West Bank. In 1950, when Jordan annexed the West Bank, there was no Arab outrage. Nor did the Middle East conflict with the Jews subside.


The reason there was no Arab outrage over the annexation of the West Bank was because Jordan is a state whose ethnic majority is Palestinian Arabs. On the other hand, the Palestinians of Jordan are disenfranchised by the ruling Hashemite minority. Despite this fact, in the years following the annexation the Palestinians displayed no interest in achieving “self-determination” in Hashemite Jordan. It is only the presence of Jews, apparently, that incites this claim. The idea that the current conflict is about “occupied territories” is only one of the many large Arab deceits — now widely accepted — that have distorted the history of the Middle East wars.


4. The Arab Wars Against Israel


In 1967, Egypt, Syria and Jordan attacked Israel for a second time and were again defeated. It was in repelling these aggressors that Israel came to control the West Bank and the Gaza strip, as well as the oil-rich Sinai desert. Israel had every right to annex these territories captured from the aggressors – a time honored ritual among nations, and in fact the precise way that Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan had come into existence themselves. But Israel did not do so. On the other hand, neither did it withdraw its armies or relinquish its control.


The reason was that the Arab aggressors once again refused to make peace. Instead, they declared themselves still at war with Israel, a threat no Israeli government could afford to ignore. By this time, Israel was a country of 2 or 3 million surrounded by declared enemies whose combined populations numbered over 100 million. Geographically Israel was so small that at one point it was less than ten miles across. No responsible Israeli government could relinquish a territorial buffer while its hostile neighbors were still formally at war. This is the reality that frames the Middle East conflict.


In 1973, six years after the second Arab war against the Jews, the Arab armies again attacked Israel. The attack was led by Syria and Egypt, abetted by Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and five other countries who gave military support to the aggressors, including an Iraqi division of 18,000 men. Israel again defeated the Arab forces. Afterwards, Egypt – and Egypt alone — agreed to make a formal peace.


The peace was signed by Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat, who was subsequently assassinated by Islamic radicals, paying for his statesmanship with his life. Sadat is one of three Arab leaders assassinated by other Arabs for making peace with the Jews.


Under the Camp David accords that Sadat signed, Israel returned the entire Sinai with all its oil riches. This act demonstrated once and for all that the solution to the Middle East conflict was ready at hand. It only required the willingness of the Arabs to agree.


The Middle East conflict is not about Israel’s occupation of the territories; it is about the refusal of the Arabs to make peace with Israel, which is an inevitable by-product of their desire to destroy it.


5. Self-Determination Is Not The Agenda


The Palestinians and their supporters also claim that the Middle East conflict is about the Palestinians’ yearning for a state and the refusal of Israel to accept their aspiration. This claim is also false. The Palestine Liberation Organization was created in 1964, sixteen years after the establishment of Israel and the first anti-Israel war. The PLO was created at a time the West Bank was not under Israeli control but was part of Jordan. The PLO, however, was not created so that the Palestinians could achieve self-determination in Jordan, which at the time comprised 90 percent of the original Palestine Mandate. The PLO’s express purpose, in the words of its own leaders, was to “push the Jews into the sea.”


The official charter of the new Palestine Liberation Organization referred to the “Zionist invasion,” declared that Israel’s Jews were “not an independent nationality,” described Zionism as “racist” and “fascist,” called for “the liquidation of the Zionist presence,” and specified, “armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine.” In short, “liberation” required the destruction of the Jewish state. The PLO was not even created by Palestinians but by the Arab League — the corrupt dictators who ruled the Middle East and who had attempted to destroy Israel by military force in 1948, in 1967 and again in 1973.


For thirty years, the PLO charter remained unchanged in its call for Israel’s destruction. Then in the mid-1990s, under enormous international pressure following the 1993 Oslo accords, PLO leader Yasser Arafat removed the clause while assuring his followers that its removal was a necessary compromise that did not alter the movement’s goals. He did this explicitly and also by citing a historical precedent in which the Prophet Muhammad insincerely agreed to a peace with his enemies in order to gain time to mass the forces with which he intended to destroy them.


6. The Struggle to Destroy Israel


The Middle East struggle is not about right against right. It is about a fifty-year effort by the Arabs to destroy the Jewish state, and the refusal of the Arab states in general and the Palestinian Arabs in particular to accept Israel’s existence. If the Arabs were willing to do this, there would be no occupied territories and there would be a Palestinian state.


Even during the “Oslo” peace process — when the Palestine Liberation Organization pretended to recognize the existence of Israel and the Jews therefore allowed the creation of a “Palestine Authority” — it was clear that the PLO’s goal was Israel’s destruction, and not just because its leader invoked the Prophet Muhammad’s own deception. The Palestinians’ determination to destroy Israel is abundantly clear in their newly created demand of a “right of return” to Israel for “5 million” Arabs. The figure of 5 million refugees who must be returned to Israel is more than ten times the number of Arabs who actually left the Jewish slivers of the British Mandate in 1948.


In addition to its absurdity, this new demand has several aspects that reveal the Palestinians’ genocidal agenda for the Jews. The first is that the “right of return” is itself a calculated mockery of the primary reason for Israel’s existence — the fact that no country would provide a refuge for Jews fleeing Hitler’s extermination program during World War II. It is only because the world turned its back on the Jews when their survival was at stake that the state of Israel grants a “right of return.” to every Jew who asks for it.


But there is no genocidal threat to Arabs, no lack of international support militarily and economically, and no Palestinian “diaspora” (although the Palestinians have cynically appropriated the very term to describe their self-inflicted quandary). The fact that many Arabs, including the Palestinian spiritual leader — the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem — supported Hitler’s “Final Solution” only serves to compound the insult. It is even further compounded by the fact that more than 90 percent of the Palestinians now in the West Bank and Gaza have never lived a day of their lives in territorial Israel. The claim of a “right of return” is thus little more than a brazen expression of contempt for the Jews, and for their historic suffering.


More importantly it is an expression of contempt for the very idea of a Jewish state. The incorporation of five million Arabs into Israel would render the Jews a permanent minority in their own country, and would thus spell the end of Israel. The Arabs fully understand this, and that is why they have made it a fundamental demand. It is just one more instance of the general bad faith the Arab side has manifested through every chapter of these tragic events.


Possibly the most glaring expression of the Arabs’ bad faith is their deplorable treatment of the Palestinian refugees and refusal for half a century to relocate them, or to alleviate their condition, even during the years they were under Jordanian rule. While Israel was making the desert bloom and relocating 600,000 Jewish refugees from Arab states, and building a thriving industrial democracy in its allotted sliver, the Arabs were busy making sure that their refugees remained in squalid refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza, where they were powerless, right-less, and economically destitute.


Today, fifty years after the first Arab war against Israel, there are 59 such refugee camps and 3.7 million “refugees” registered with the UN. Despite economic aid from the UN and Israel itself, despite the oil wealth of the Arab kingdoms, the Arab leaders have refused to undertake the efforts that would liberate the refugees from their miserable camps, or to make the economic investment that would alleviate their condition. There are now 22 Arab states providing homes for the same ethnic population, speaking a common Arabic language. But the only one that will allow Palestinian Arabs to become citizens is Jordan. And the only state the Palestinians covet is Israel.


7. The Policy of Resentment and Hate


The refusal to address the condition of the Palestinian refugee population is – and has always been — a calculated Arab policy, intended to keep the Palestinians in a state of desperation in order to incite their hatred of Israel for the wars to come. Not to leave anything to chance, the mosques and schools of the Arabs generally — and the Palestinians in particular — preach and teach Jew hatred every day. Elementary school children in Palestinian Arab schools are even taught to chant “Death to the heathen Jews” in their classrooms as they are learning to read. It should not be overlooked, that these twin policies of deprivation (of the Palestinian Arabs) and hatred (of the Jews) are carried out without any protest from any sector of Palestinian or Arab society. That in itself speaks volumes about the nature of the Middle East conflict.


All wars — especially wars that have gone on for fifty years – produce victims with just grievances on both sides. And that is true in this one. There are plenty of individual Palestinian victims, as there are Jewish victims, familiar from the nightly news. But the collective Palestinian grievance is without justice. It is a self-inflicted wound, the product of the Arabs’ xenophobia, bigotry, exploitation of their own people, and apparent inability to be generous towards those who are not Arabs. While Israel is an open, democratic, multi-ethnic, multicultural society that includes a large enfranchised Arab minority, the Palestine Authority is an intolerant, undemocratic, monolithic police state with one dictatorial leader, whose ruinous career has run now for 37 years.


As the repellent attitudes, criminal methods and dishonest goals of the Palestine liberation movement should make clear to any reasonable observer, its present cause is based on Jew hatred, and on resentment of the modern, democratic West, and little else. Since there was no Palestinian nation before the creation of Israel, and since Palestinians regarded themselves simply as Arabs and their land as part of Syria, it is not surprising that many of the chief creators of the Palestine Liberation Organization did not even live in the Palestine Mandate before the creation of Israel, let alone in the sliver of mostly desert that was allotted to the Jews. Edward Said, the leading intellectual mouthpiece for the Palestinian cause grew up in a family that chose to make its home in Egypt and the United States. Yasser Arafat was born in Egypt.


While the same Arab states that claim to be outraged by the Jews’ treatment of Palestinians treat their own Arab populations far worse than Arabs are treated in Israel, they are also silent about the disenfranchised Palestinian majority that lives in Jordan. In 1970, Jordan’s King Hussein massacred thousands of PLO militants. But the PLO does not call for the overthrow of Hashemite rule in Jordan and does not hate the Hashemite monarchy. Only Jews are hated.


It is a hatred, moreover, that is increasingly lethal. Today, 70 percent of the Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza approve the suicide bombing of women and children if the targets are Jews. There is no Arab “Peace Now” movement, not even a small one, whereas in Israel the movement demanding concessions to Arabs in the name of peace is a formidable political force. There is no Arab spokesman who will speak for the rights and sufferings of Jews, but there are hundreds of thousands of Jews in Israel – and all over the world – who will speak for “justice” for the Palestinians. How can the Jews expect fair treatment from a people that collectively does not even recognize their humanity?


8. A Phony Peace


The Oslo peace process begun in 1993 was based on the pledge of both parties to renounce violence as a means of settling their dispute. But the Palestinians never renounced violence and in the year 2000, they officially launched a new Intifada against Israel, effectively terminating the peace process.


In fact, during the peace process — between 1993 and 1999 — there were over 4,000 terrorist incidents committed by Palestinians against Israelis, and more than 1,000 Israelis killed as a result of Palestinian attacks – more than had been killed in the previous 25 years. By contrast, during the same period 1993-1999 Israelis were so desperate for peace that they reciprocated these acts of murder by giving the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza a self-governing authority, a 40,000 man armed “police force,” and 95 percent of the territory their negotiators demanded. This Israeli generosity was rewarded by a rejection of peace, suicide bombings of crowded discos and shopping malls, an outpouring of ethnic hatred and a renewed declaration of war.


In fact, the Palestinians broke the Oslo Accords precisely because of Israeli generosity, because the government of Ehud Barak offered to meet 95 percent of their demands, including turning over parts of Jerusalem to their control — a possibility once considered unthinkable. These concessions confronted Arafat with the one outcome he did not want: Peace with Israel. Peace without the destruction of the “Jewish Entity.”


Arafat rejected these Israeli concessions, accompanying his rejection with a new explosion of anti-Jewish violence. He named this violence — deviously — “The Al-Aksa Intifada,” after the mosque on the Temple Mount. His new jihad was given the name of a Muslim shrine to create the illusion that the Intifada was provoked not by his unilateral destruction of the Oslo peace process, but by Ariel Sharon’s visit to the site. Months after the Intifada began, the Palestine Authority itself admitted this was just another Arafat lie.


In fact, the Intifada had been planned months before Sharon’s visit as a follow-up to the rejection of the Oslo Accords. In the words of Imad Faluji, the Palestine Authority’s communications minister, “[The uprising] had been planned since Chairman Arafat’s return from Camp David, when he turned the tables on the former U.S. president [Clinton] and rejected the American conditions.” The same conclusion was reached by the Mitchell Commission headed by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell to investigate the events: “The Sharon visit did not cause the Al-Aksa Intifada.”


9. Moral Distinctions


In assessing the Middle East impasse it is important to pay attention to the moral distinction revealed in the actions of the two combatants. When a deranged Jew goes into an Arab mosque and kills the worshippers (which happened once) he is acting alone and is universally condemned by the Israeli government and the Jews in Israel and everywhere, and he is punished to the full extent of Israeli law. But when a young Arab enters a disco filled with teenagers or a shopping mall or bus crowded with women and children and blows himself and innocent bystanders up (which happens frequently), he is someone who has been trained and sent by a component of the PLO or the Palestine Authority; he is officially praised as a hero by Yasser Arafat; his mother is given money by the Palestine Authority; and his Arab neighbors come to pay honor to the household for having produced a “martyr for Allah.” The Palestinian liberation movement is the first such movement to elevate the killing of children – both the enemy’s and its own – into a religious calling and a strategy of the cause.


It is not only the methods of the Palestine liberation movement that are morally repellent. The Palestinian cause is itself corrupt. The “Palestinian problem” is a problem created by the Arabs, and can only be solved by them. In Jordan, Palestinians already have a state in which they are a majority but which denies them self-determination. Why is Jordan not the object of the Palestinian “liberation” struggle? The only possible answer is because it is not ruled by Jews.


There is a famous “green line” marking the boundary between Israel and its Arab neighbors. That green line is also the bottom line for what is the real problem in the Middle East. It is green because plants are growing in the desert on the Israeli side but not on the Arab side. The Jews got a sliver of land without oil, and created abundant wealth and life in all its rich and diverse forms. The Arabs got nine times the acreage but all they have done with it is to sit on its aridity and nurture the poverty, resentments and hatreds of its inhabitants. Out of these dark elements they have created and perfected the most vile anti-human terrorism the world has ever seen: Suicide bombing of civilians. In fact, the Palestinians are a community of suicide bombers: they want the destruction of Israel more than they want a better life.


If a nation state is all the Palestinians desire, Jordan would be the solution. (So would settling for 95 percent of one’s demands.) But the Palestinians also want to destroy Israel. This is morally hateful. It is the Nazi virus revived. Nonetheless, the Palestinian cause is generally supported by the international community, with the singular exception of the United States (and to a lesser degree Great Britain). It is precisely because the Palestinians want to destroy a state that Jews have created — and because they are killing Jews — that they enjoy international credibility and otherwise inexplicable support.


10. The Jewish Problem Again


It is this international resistance to the cause of Jewish survival, the persistence of global Jew-hatred that, in the end, refutes the Zionist hope of a solution to the “Jewish problem.” The creation of Israel is an awe-inspiring human success story. But the permanent war to destroy it undermines the original Zionist idea.


More than fifty years after the creation of Israel, the Jews are still the most hated ethnic group in the world. Islamic radicals want to destroy Israel, but do so Islamic moderates. For the Jews in the Middle East, the present conflict is a life and death struggle, yet every government in the UN with the exception of the United States and sometimes Britain regularly votes against Israel in the face of a terrorist enemy, who has no respect for the rights or lives of Jews. After the Al-Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center, the French ambassador to England complained that the whole world was endangered because of “that shitty little country,” Israel. This caused a scandal in England, but nowhere else. All that stands between the Jews of the Middle East and another Holocaust is their own military prowess and the generous, humanitarian support of the United States.


Even in the United States, however, one can now turn the TV to channels like MSNBC and CNN to see Ariel Sharon who is the elected Prime Minister of a democracy equated politically and morally with Yasser Arafat who is a dictator, a terrorist and an enemy of the United States. One can see the same equivalence drawn between Israel’s democracy and the Palestine Authority, which is a terrorist entity and an ally of America’s enemies Al Qaeda and Iraq.


During the Gulf War, Israel was America’s staunch ally while Arafat and the Palestinians openly supported the aggressor, Saddam Hussein. Yet the next two U.S. Governments – Republican and Democrat alike – strove for even-handed “neutrality” in the conflict in the Middle East, and pressured Israel into a suicidal “peace process” with a foe dedicated to its destruction. It is only since September 11 that the United States has been willing to recognize Arafat as an enemy of peace and not a viable negotiating partner.
http://www.fightthebias.com/Resources/Rec_Read/mid_east_conflict.htm



The Zionists’ efforts created a thriving democracy for the Jews of Israel (and also for the million Arabs who live in Israel), but failed to normalize the Jewish people or make them safe in a world that hates them. From the point of view of the “Jewish problem,” which Herzl and the Zionist founders set out to solve, it is better today to be a Jew in America than a Jew in Israel.


This is one reason why I myself am not a Zionist but an unambivalent, passionate American patriot. America is good for the Jews as it is good for every other minority who embraces its social contract. But this history is also why I am a fierce supporter of Israel’s survival and have no sympathy for the Palestinian side in the conflict in the Middle East. Nor will I have such sympathy until the day comes when I can look into the Palestinians’ eyes and see something other than death desired for Jews like me.





SELF-INFLICTED ARABS SINCE 1948

The Palestinian narrative is a falsification of history
If true peace is ever to reign among Israel and its Arab neighbors, it is important that the Arabs recognize that what they call the Nakba was a self-inflicted tragedy.
By Moshe Arens
[03/11/10]

The legendary TV sleuth Columbo used to question witnesses to a crime he was investigating by confronting them brusquely: “Just give me the facts,” he would say. He was not interested in hearing conflicting subjective accounts of the kind that appear in Akira Kurosawa’s famous film “Rashomon,” where each of the witnesses to a crime gave his subjective impression in mutually contradictory ways. The facts, that is all he wanted to hear. The facts, that is what is required of those who teach history to our children in school when they teach the history of Israel’s War of Independence.

Some years ago, the Ministry of Education instructed schools to teach our children the “Palestinian narrative” in addition to the Jewish (Israeli?) narrative of the events of Israel’s War of Independence. Now that this instruction has been countermanded, a demand is voiced by some that the “Palestinian narrative” nevertheless continue to be taught in our schools. Are there really two narratives which our children should be taught? Is history no more than a collection of conflicting narratives?

The “narrative” mode of history is something of recent vintage, a fad not likely to persist. It is the facts that we want our children to be taught in history lessons. There may be different interpretations of certain events that may need to be elaborated, even when the events themselves have been established beyond doubt. It is only when the actual course of events has been difficult or impossible to ascertain that there is room for presenting different versions.

As a matter of fact, the narrative form of teaching history seems to have struck root primarily in Israel. Would anyone suggest that in American schools the “Japanese narrative” of the American-Japanese conflict during World War II be taught alongside the “American narrative”? Is the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 no more than the American version? Or how about teaching in Russian schools the “German narrative” of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941? This seems too preposterous to contemplate.

So why is this happening in Israel? Yes, there is a “Palestinian narrative” of the 1948 war, and it is called “Nakba.” But as every student of that war and the still-living witnesses know only too well, the Nakba version is no more than a pack of lies. No juggling and politicized interpretations of the events of that war, in which one percent of the Jewish population fell fighting against the Arab attack, can change the fact that the Arab world – the local Arab militias and the regular armies of the neighboring Arab countries, plus Iraqi forces – attempted to destroy the Jewish State in a war they started immediately after the UN resolution dividing western Palestine into Jewish and Arab states in November 1947.

Six thousand Jews – soldiers and civilians – fell in that war fighting against the Arab onslaught. Where the Arabs were successful the Jewish population was killed or deported, and all Jewish property was destroyed. What happened in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem and in the Etzion bloc in May 1948 when they fell to the Jordanian Legion was a portent of the fate that awaited the entire Jewish community had the Arabs won this war. All this has been effaced in the “Palestinian narrative.”

Is it suggested that this falsification of history should be taught to schoolchildren – Jews and Arabs – in Israel?

It is true that the Arab population of Palestine suffered grievously during that war. But it is also beyond doubt that this tragedy was brought on them by the decisions taken by the Arab leadership. It is essential that this part of the history of Israel’s War of Independence, of the “Israeli narrative” if you like, be taught in our schools to Jewish and Arab children alike. And if true peace is ever to reign among Israel and its Arab neighbors, it is important that the Arabs recognize that what they call the Nakba was a self-inflicted tragedy.

Just as real peace could come to Europe after World War II only after Germans abandoned the “German narrative” and accepted the true history of the war that Germany started, so only abandonment of the “Palestinian narrative” and acceptance of the true sequence of the events of 1947-48 can serve as a basis for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/the-palestinian-narrative-is-a-falsification-of-history-1.322588


Palestine’s Self-Inflicted Wound
Alan Dershowitz [Lawyer and author]
Posted: May 17, 2007 05:21 PM

I just returned from a visit from several university campuses during which I spoke about the Israeli-Palestine conflict. On these and other campuses anti-Israel students commemorate the Palestinian Nakba. They call this the Day of Catastrophe on which the Palestinians were deprived of their homeland and were made refugees from their birthplace. They compare their catastrophe to the Holocaust. Perhaps out of deference to the suffering of the Palestinian people, Pro-Israel students generally say nothing in response to these Nakba commemorations. The impression is thus created that everyone agrees that this was indeed a catastrophe inflicted by Israel on the Palestinians. The time has come to reply to this canard and to place it in its historical context.

The Nakba was indeed a catastrophe, but it was a self-inflicted wound. The Palestinian Nakba was a direct result of the refusal of the Palestinian and Arab leadership to accept the two state solution offered by the United Nations in 1947-48. The UN divided what remained of Palestine, after Trans-Jordan was carved out of it, into two states of roughly equal size (The Israelis got slightly more actual land, but the Palestinians got considerably more arable land). Israel would control territories in which Jews were a majority, while the Palestinians would control territories in which Arabs were a majority. Israel accepted the partition and declared statehood. Palestinians rejected statehood and attacked Israel with the help of all the surrounding Arab countries. In the process of defending their new state, Israel lost 1% of its population (1 out of every 100 Israelis were killed.) In the ensuing war- a war declared to be genocidal by Israel’s enemies- 700,000 Palestinians left their homes, some voluntarily, some at the urging of Palestinian leaders and some forced out by the Israeli military. None of these people would have had to leave Israel had the Palestinians and other Arabs been willing to accept the two state solution. It was indeed a catastrophe for all sides, but the catastrophe was caused by the Palestinians and Arabs.

In the aftermath of the war, Jordan occupied the West Bank and Egypt occupied the Gaza Strip. There were no United Nations condemnations of these occupations though they were brutal and denied the Palestinians autonomy and sovereignty. Only when Israel occupied these lands, following a defensive war against Egypt and Jordan, did the occupation become a source of international concern.

This is the reality. This is the historical truth. And the world should understand that this particular catastrophe, as distinguished from others like the Holocaust, could easily have been prevented had the Palestinians wanted their own state more than they wanted to see the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel.

The Germans don’t celebrate the catastrophe resulting from their invasion of Poland. Japanese do not celebrate their catastrophe resulting from the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Why do Palestinians celebrate their catastrophe resulting from the Arab attack against Israel?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-dershowitz/palestines-selfinflicted-_b_48751.html


Palestine betrayed – Efraim Karsh – [Yale University Press,] 2010 – History – 342 pages [ISBN 0300127278, 9780300127270]

CHAPTER 12


A Self-Inflicted Catastrophe

“The Arabs failed their fateful test not because of numerical or material inferiority –for the Jews had no edge in either category. They failed because of the spirit that had guided them for quite some time and continues to doso….A spirit of laziness, neglect, incompetence, indecision, divisiveness, delusion, humbug … lack of seriousness, willingness to sacrifice, and solidarity … and no true belief in the cause for which they are fighting.”
Muhammad Izzat Darwaza, 1972



Why did Palestinian Arab society collapse and disintegrate during the fateful five-and-a-half months of fighting that followed the passing of the partition resolution?


Why did vast numbers of Palestinians take to the road while their Jewish adversaries, who were facing the same challenges, dislocation, and all-out war, and who paid a comparatively higher human cost stayed out?



To many contemporary Arabs the answer was clear and unequivocal: the Palestinians were an unpatriotic and cowardly lot who had shamefully abdicated their national duty while expecting others to fight on their behalf. “Fright has struck the Palestinian Arabs and they fled their country,” commented Radio Baghdad on the eve of the pan-Arab invasion of the newborn state of Israel in mid-May. “These are hard words indeed, yet they are true.” Lebanon’s minister of the interior (and future president) Camille Chamoun was more delicate, intoning that “The people of Palestine, in their previous resistance to imperialists and Zionists, proved they were worthy of independence, But at this decisive stage of the fighting they have not remained so dignified.”

http://books.google.com/books?id=2oVyDp_OAx4C&pg=PP341


In two reports to the Arab League’s Palestine Committee, ALA commander-in-chief Ismail Safwat lamented that only 800 of the 5000 volunteers trained by the ALA had come from Palestine itself, and most of these had deserted their units either before completing their training or immediately afterward. This, in his view, reflected a wider malaise of Palestinian Arab society, which remained embroiled in internal squabbles at a time when its corporate existence was in mortal danger. “I have done everything in my power to overcome this

http://books.google.com/books?id=2oVyDp_OAx4C&pg=PP342



Fabricating Israeli history: the “new historians” – Page 28
Efraim Karsh – [Taylor & Francis,] 2000 – 236 pages

‘The people of Palestine, in their previous resistance to imperialists and Zionists, proved they were worthy of independence’, he said in a press conference on 7 May 1948. ‘But at this decisive stage of the fighting they have not remained so dignified in their stand; they lack organization and omitted to arm themselves as well as their enemy did. Many of them did not assist their brothers from nearby Arab countries hastened to help them. I think the explanation is that they were absorbed in local disputes’. Going back to the size of the opposing armies during the 1947 -49..

http://books.google.com/books?id=nvgat25ddU4C&pg=PA28


A Brief Guide to Why 1948 Was a Palestinian Arab and Arab Disaster
By Barry Rubin May 17, 2011


In 1947 the UN voted to partition the British mandate of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state. The Jews accepted partition into two states; the Arabs rejected it.


The international community offered to make Amin al-Husseini, the Palestinian Arabs’ leader, head of a state despite the fact that he and his closest colleagues were the subject of a 1938 British arrest warrant for terrorist activities (not mythical but for killing lots of people), and had spent World War Two in Berlin doing pro-Nazi propaganda, recruiting for SS units, and planning a Holocaust of Jews in the Middle East.


But al-Husseini rejected partition and so did all of the Arab states. While Jordan wanted to make a deal and Egypt’s government wasn’t enthusiastic, they all had to go along with al-Husseini’s intransigence, their hysterical public opinion, and the other Arab states’ pressure. The Arab League’s leader, a Nazi agent during World War Two, bragged that the Jews would be massacred. The Muslim Brotherhood, which collaborated with the Nazis during the war and were subsidized by them before the war, sent volunteers to fight the Jews.


And so a Palestinian Arab army, whose three chief commanders had all fought for the Nazis during World War Two, went to war against the Jews using Nazi-supplied weapons (provided for the Palestinian Arab revolt in 1939 and for an Egyptian revolt that never happened in 1942). They lost.


Then the armies of the Arab states invaded Israel. They largely lost, though the Egyptian held onto the Gaza area while the Jordanians took east Jerusalem and what became known as the West Bank. Egypt ran Gaza; Jordan annexed the West Bank.


Everything that happened afterward was due to Arab decisions to reject both a two-state solution and Israel’s creation.


That’s the bottom line. So the disaster was due first and foremost to the Palestinian Arab leadership and secondly to the Arab states and publics.


Dealing with the “nakba” would then require that the Palestinian Arabs and the Arabic-speaking world generally would recognize that the disaster resulted from their refusal to accept Israel’s existence and to seek a genuine, compromise two-state solution.


But, instead, in the name of the 1948 disaster they are repeating the same policies that brought it about! Indeed, they are the same policies that led to the self-inflicted disasters of 1967, 2000, and others since then.


For example, as part of the preparations for the commemoration of the 1948 disaster, Palestinian Authority television played repeatedly a music video entitled “On the Way to Jerusalem” The main lines are:


“Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, and Nazareth are ours.


[ I ], Muhammad, sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and Nazareth are ours.”


This is precisely the one-state, wipe-Israel-off-the-map that brought on them the disaster of 1948, disaster every year since then, and more disaster into the forseeable future. Sixty-four years (counting from 1947) of failed policy has not brought wisdom.


Almost every event–Egypt’s revolution, demonstrators trying to cross Israel’s border, a terrorist attack, Western sympathy, and so on–is interpreted as proving that Israel’s destruction is possible and so additional decades should be spent in diplomatic intransigence and the incitement of violence rather than some constructive effort. That’s one reason, by the way, why the Palestinians always ultimately lose.


This has also been going on so long that much of the West has forgotten the roots and ongoing causes of this conflict, Palestinian suffering, Israeli suffering, and the terrorist violence and defamation of Israel.


Note: The use of the words “Nazi collaborator” and other mentions of pro-Nazi activities in this article are not name-calling but based on German and U.S. intelligence materials. These points will be fully and in detail documented in the forthcoming book by myself and Wolfgang Schwanitz, to be published by Yale University Press next year.
http://www.gloria-center.org/a-brief-guide-to-why-1948-was-a-palestinian-arab-and-arab-disaster-2/


New outlook: Volume 34 – Makhon le-ḥeḳer ha-shalom (Giv’at Havivah, Israel) – Hashkafah Hadashah, 1991 – [Page 48]
… Alouph A Self-inflicted Hell: Should Israel Fail to Make Peace with the Palestinians Toward a Coalition of Peace or War?

http://books.google.com/books?id=wnLhAAAAMAAJ&q=self+inflicted+palestinians


The Self-Inflicted Catastrophe Continues
Asaf Romirowsky

The Jewish Exponent

May 15, 2008


Marking Israel’s 60th anniversary has engendered much debate within Palestinian society about the Nakba (“catastrophe”) and its celebration on May 15. Truth be told, the real catastrophe did not occur in 1948; it happened much earlier and it continues today under the leadership of Hamas. That is, the inability of the Palestinian national movement to create the political and social institutional infrastructure necessary for the foundation of a nation-state.



And although, Palestinians like to see themselves as the victims of the Zionist movement’s triumphant creation of a Jewish state, they should actually turn inward and look at the history of their own leaders who failed them.



This ongoing debate always raises the issue of the territorial bond between the land and the people and who rightfully owns the land.



For Israelis, though largely secular, their country remains a land deeply defined by religion, which also has political implications. The absence of a real separation of church and state in Israel is concomitant with the constant entanglement of religious and political issues rooted in the land itself. These roots fuel the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian violence over territorial ownership. For the “physical” territory is also the tie between religious identification in Judaism and the land itself.



And this tie to the land is unique to Judaism, as Adam Garfinkle explains:



“The religious identification of Jews in Israel is linked to the memory of the First and Second Commonwealths; it is history with a sacred dimension, and it is integral to the theological interpretation of Jewish history. As important, virtually all Jews know that Israel is the place that is most integral to Jews, and that Jerusalem is the place that is most integral to Israel. One can be a Jew anywhere, but there are some commandments that can be performed only in Israel. There is a sharp and indissoluble theological distinction between the land of Israel and everywhere else.”



Furthermore, Hillel Cohen in his new important book titled, Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration With Zionism, 1917-1948, studies the relationships and ties between the Zionists and the Arab community in the pre-state era.



The merit of Cohen’s book lies in its thorough recounting of the history of Arab-Zionist cooperation and collaboration, period by period, region by region, family by family. One of the most important interactions Cohen highlights, which is key to the debate surrounding the ownership of the land, is the purchase of those lands from the Arabs, dating back to the 1880s. These legal acquisitions are important, as they dispel the ongoing myth used by Palestinians propagandists that the “Jews stole the land” from them.



Historically, by the end of 1947, the Zionist institutions and individual Jews had acquired close to 7 percent of Palestine’s land, which at the time was approximately 10,000 square miles. The legality of these transactions was done specifically to ensure that they could not be accused of taking the land by force.



History does not offer any guarantees for success, and the story of the Jewish yishuv (community) could have gone in a different direction. Had the Zionists failed, they could have cited the British Mandate authorities, who betrayed their charge to help form a Jewish national home; the Arab opposition; and the trauma of the Holocaust as excuses for why the modern state of Israel could not be established under such arduous circumstances. But despite all these hardships, the Zionist movement managed to overcome and establish a national authority, as well as an organizational and institutional foundation that led to the creation of the state.



In contrast to the Zionist story, the Palestinian story prefers to blame everyone around them but themselves — since it is easier to blame someone else than actually do the work that is desperately needed to move beyond a self-inflected catastrophe.

http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/16091/Advocacy_Corner/





“CASUALTIES” VS CASUALTIES


The “al-Aqsa Intifada” – An Engineered Tragedy Summary of Findings
June 20, 2002
Updated: May 21, 2003
Don Radlauer
ICT Associate

An ongoing study by the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya provides an in-depth look at the fatalities on both sides of the current Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Based on thorough research using Palestinian and Israeli open sources, the study provides a breakdown of those killed by age, gender, and combatant status. The results lead to some surprising conclusions.

Combatants, Noncombatants, and Responsibility

Almost 1900 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the “al-Aqsa Intifada”, compared to almost 700 Israelis. Numbers like these are used to create an image of lopsided slaughter, with Israel cast as the villain. But such numbers distort the true picture: They lump combatants in with noncombatants, suicide bombers with innocent civilians, and report Palestinian “collaborators” murdered by their own compatriots as if they had been killed by Israel.

More meaningful figures show that Israel is responsible for some 733 Palestinian noncombatant deaths, while Palestinians have killed 546 Israeli noncombatants. Over 54 percent of the Palestinians killed were actively involved in fighting – and this does not include stone-throwers or “unknowns”. And Palestinians are directly responsible for the deaths of at least 253 of their own number – more than one out of every eight Palestinians killed. On the Israeli side, 80 percent of those killed have been noncombatants. While Israelis account for about 27 percent of the total “Intifada” fatalities, they represent over 43 percent of the noncombatant victims.
http://web.archive.org/web/20041013004329/http://www.ict.org.il/articles/articledet.cfm?articleid=440


IDF’s unparalleled record of sparing civilians in counter-terrorism operations
December 30, 2011
Leo Rennert
In a year-end review of countering rocket fire from Gaza, the IDF reports that its retaliatory fire killed 100 Palestinians, including nine civilians. The rest were combatants linked to Palestinian terror organizations. Put another way, the Palestinian fatality toll included 10 fighters for every civilian.
The one-to-10 noncombatant-combatant fatality ratio is unique among conflicts around the world. No other army can boast of similar records of minimal civilian collateral damage. In fact, the United Nations estimates that 30 civilians are killed for every 10 combatant fatalities in conflicts elsewhere in the world. That’s three times as many non-combatants as combatants.

The IDF’s record is the more remarkable when one considers that Palestinian terror groups are deeply embedded in civilian neighborhoods, requiring ever greater IDF pinpoint accuracy in retaliatory strikes as well as extensive intelligence inside Gaza to select proper targets. Also, quite often, IDF commanders will forgo ordering an attack when the potential for civilian casualties seems too high.

Yet, if one reviews mainstream media reports in 2011 about the continuing Gaza conflict, scant attention is paid to the paucity of Palestinian civilian casualties. Headlines regularly announce that “Israel killed 3 Palestinians” — leaving readers in the dark about who these casualties are or, worse, concluding erroneously that they’re probably civilians. And virtually never do reporters dig into the lengths to which the Israeli military goes to spare civilians.

This remains most notable in coverage of Israel’s counter-terrorism incursion into Gaza in the winter of 2008-2009. To this day, media like the New York Times, abetted by spurious reports from human rights organizations and the UN’s notorious Goldstone report, still buy into Palestinian casualty figures hook, line and sinker, vastly exaggerating Palestinian civilian fatalities while overlooking hundreds of combatant fatalities.

The IDF, which conducted a detailed post-offensive investigation into Palestinian fatalities, found that there were 1,166 Palestinian fatalities, including 709 combatants, from what was dubbed Operation Cast Lead. And it identified every one of them. In three weeks of grueling ground combat, in the face of terrorist fire from amidst Gaza civilians, the number of Palestinian combatant fatalities still substantially exceeded the number of non-combatants — by a margin of 6 to 4.

These breakdowns, however, were mostly ignored by mainstream media, while overall casualty totals were vastly inflated by the Palestinian side and by self-appointed human-rights groups. And, more often than not, combatant-versus-noncombatants breakdowns never made it into print.

To this day, the New York Times, in referring to Israel’s 2008-2009 Gaza offensive, simply mentions that 1,400 Palestinians were killed. Which falsely suggests that Israel used disproportionate force. A breakdown of civilians and non-civilians would throw light on what actually happened. But that king of reporting is not fit to print in the New York Times.

In similar vein, the UN’s Goldstone report accepted largely pro-Palestinian statistics to buttress its gross libel that the IDF deliberately targeted civilians.

Ironically, Hamas — long after the ground war was over — accepted breakdowns much closer to the truth. Why? Because, on reflection, phony big numbers for civilian deaths and phony small numbers for combatant deaths were apt to minimize Hamas’s “heroic” resistance against Israeli forces. So, Hamas belated announced that it had lost 600 to 700 of its fighters – a range quite close to the IDF’s conclusions.

But this also is of little interest to Western reporters determined to martyrize Palestinians while maligning Israel and its military.

Leo Rennert is a former White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief of McClatchy Newspapers
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/12/idfs_unparalleled_record_of_sparing_civilians_in_counter-terrorism_operations.html


Gillibrand-Risch Resolution Urging U.N. To Retract Flawed
Apr 15, 2011 – In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Judge Richard Goldstone retracted his premise that Israel committed war crimes during the 2008 war in Gaza and intentionally killed Palestinians. Goldstone wrote in his op-ed, “If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document.”… The UN Human Rights Council members must put Judge Goldstone’s words into action and immediately revoke this inflammatory, anti-Israel document.”
Last week, Senators… led a Senate effort urging the UN panel to stop carrying out the report’s recommendations and take measures to ensure that the panel no longer launches false attacks and accusations against Israel… “Goldstone’s admission of error is not enough to undo the damage and libel made against Israel.
[…] used Palestinian civilians and civilian institutions as human shields against Israel …
http://gillibrand.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/?id=ec2d7eb2-5d97-4dde-b625-dacdb52faf3f


Why Do Palestinian Deaths Outnumber Israeli Deaths?
Jess Coleman
November, 2011



Assessments of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict often come down to a simple comparison: How many have been killed on each side. No one disputes that, by this simple calculation, Palestinian deaths outnumber those endured by the Israelis – by a lot. That approach, however, invokes a widely used mathematical idiom: statistics lie.


According to a study by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, between 2000 and early 2003, nearly 2,000 Palestinians had been killed compared to 750 Israelis. But a closer, more robust look at the numbers uncovers the flaws of that effortless assessment. Indeed, it is clear that these disproportionate death tolls are due to the fact that there are many more Palestinian combatant deaths than Israeli combatant deaths. Palestinians’ rejection of Israelis’ far superior heath care, along with the Palestinians’ use of human-shields, has widely distorted these numbers in favor of the Palestinians.


The most significant problem with a simple death toll is that it includes deaths of combatants (i.e. terrorists, suicide bombers, etc.). If you remove combatants from the equation and only look at noncombatants (innocent civilians), the tables immediately turn in favor of the Israelis.


According to the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, 80% of the Israeli death toll is comprised of innocent civilians. On the Palestinian side, only 45% of those killed are non-combatants. Moreover, 40% of Israelis killed are females, compared with just 5% for Palestinian deaths. The numbers clearly indicate that the Palestinians actually target Israeli noncombatants and females, while Israel focuses solely on those that pose a threat, while at times inadvertently killing innocent civilians.


But even that assessment does not tell the whole story. According to the Jerusalem Post, because “Palestinian medical facilities are unable to treat many of their wounded adequately,” Israel offered the Palestinians their assistance. “The Israeli Health Minister Nissim Dahan has several times offered to treat ‘all Palestinians wounded in the current intifada in Israeli hospitals and at Israeli expense,’ but the Palestinians have not bothered to reply…”


It’s hard to understand why the Palestinians would ever opt to reject this offer. But it is likely driven by the Palestinian leadership’s understanding that when one of their citizens dies, Israel bears the burden. Motives aside, it is clear that many of the Palestinian noncombatant deaths could have been prevented had they accepted Israel’s gracious offer. Indeed, a significant reason for the disparity in deaths between the Israelis and the Palestinians is due to Israel’s far better health care capabilities.


Moreover, Israel displays a firm commitment to protect innocent life, while Palestinian combatants deliberately target innocent civilians and women, as the data suggests. The Israeli Army has a code of ethics. Israeli soldiers must act “out of recognition of the supreme value of human life,” and “do all in [their] power to avoid causing harm to [noncombatants’] lives, bodies, dignity, and property.”


Hamas forces, on the other hand, have been known to surround themselves with innocent civilians, creating human shields, in order to prevent Israel from attacking legitimate military targets. The intention is to tilt public opinion and inflate the number of innocent Palestinians killed by making it impossible for Israel to carry out its missions.


Consider the story of Abu Bilal al-Ja’abeer, told by Ja’abeer himself on Arab television. When Israeli forces targeted his house, they didn’t blindly bomb it. Instead, they alerted Ja’abeer that he had “five minutes to evacuate the house. You and your children.” Ja’abeer proceeded to call in friends and neighbors to form a shield around his house, making it impossible for Israel to carry out its legitimate mission.


This practice, however, is not simply employed as a means of protecting one’s private property. Hamas MP Fathi Hammad said in a speech on February 29, 2008, that “For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry … This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen…” Not only is this method illegal under international law, but Hammad also felt the need to go even further. “We desire death like [the Zionists] desire life,” he concluded.


The Israeli army attempts to save the lives of legitimate military targets, and the Palestinians use that as an opportunity to tilt public opinion by causing more Palestinian deaths. The Israeli army should be praised for respecting the rights of all humans, even those who present a legitimate threat to Israel’s national security. Instead, Israel is the primary source of international opposition and is often tagged as the world’s worst human rights violator.


It’s time we not only educate ourselves before simply grasping onto public opinion, but also stop singling out a nation that should actually be passionately praised. Israel has endured vicious, inaccurate criticism throughout its entire history, and those who perpetuate those claims will only find themselves on the wrong side of history.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/why-do-palestinian-deaths-outnumber-israeli-deaths
http://jesskcoleman.com/Jess_K._Coleman/Journalism_files/Why%2520Do%2520Palestinian%2520Deaths%2520Outnumber%2520Israeli%2520Deaths.pdf


Examination of the number of Palestinians killed during Operation Cast Lead indicates that most were armed terrorist operatives and members of Hamas’s security forces involved in fighting against the IDF. Hamas has adopted a policy of concealing its casualties and attempts to include them in the overall number of civilians killed.
April 07, 2009

1. The results of an examination carried out by IDF Military Intelligence and issued by the IDF Spokesman show that during Operation Cast Lead (Dec. 27, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009) 1,166 Palestinians were killed. Most of them (709) belonged to terrorist organizations , i.e., Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and others. According to the findings, 295 non-combatant civilians were killed , among them women and children. The identity and degree of involvement of the remaining 162 Palestinians (all of them male) are unclear (IDF Spokesman’s website, March 26, 2009 ).


2. Six hundred and nine of the 709 armed Palestinians killed during the operation were Hamas terrorist operatives and operatives belonging to the security forces under orders from the Hamas de-facto administration. In many instances, security force operatives also serve in the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades , Hamas’s military-terrorist wing. The Hamas administration issued a list of 232 internal security forces’ operatives who were killed during Operation Cast Lead, but examination showed that many them also served as commanders and terrorist operatives in the Brigades. 1In addition, about 100 operatives belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organizations active in the Gaza Strip were also killed fighting at the side of Hamas against the IDF.


3. The findings of the examination showed that during Operation Cast Lead 295 non-combatant civilians were killed, 89 of them under the age of 16, and 49 of whom were women (IDF Spokesman’s website, March 26, 2009 ). The basic reason behind the civilian casualties was Hamas’s (and the other terrorist organizations’) strategic decision to establish their military networks and fight against the IDF from within densely-populated civilian areas, making extensive use of the population as human shields (for example shooting from within or around residential dwelling and public institutions; booby-trapping civilian structures, including a school; operating from within groups of civilians, including children; and dressing terrorists as civilians, enabling them to melt into the civilian crowd). 2


Hamas’s media policy: concealing its own casualties
while magnifying harm done to civilians


4. During Operation Cast Lead Hamas adopted the policy of concealing its own casualties to prevent morale from flagging and to reinforce the (false) impression that Israel was deliberately directing its military operations against Gazan civilians. Surfers on PALDF, Hamas’s main Internet forum, were informed that it was strictly forbidden to post the names, pictures or any identifying details about “resistance” [i.e., terrorist] operatives killed or wounded until the end of the “Israeli aggression” in the Gaza Strip 3 (see the Appendix for the text of the instructions). In some instances reports were received of unofficial (and sometimes secret) and improvised burials during the fighting.


5. The policy of hiding the real number of terrorist operative casualties and issuing false reports about the number of civilians killed has continued after Operation Cast Lead . That was manifested by the creation of a false propaganda presentation of the mass killing of civilians in the Gaza Strip (the “holocaust” claimed by pro-Hamas propaganda) and the reduction or hiding of the blow dealt to Hamas’s military infrastructure and its terrorist operatives. All of the above were aimed at serving the “victory narrative” which Hamas has been carefully constructing since the end of Operation Cast Lead.


6. Hamas, which controls all information originating in the Gaza Strip, issued exaggerated numbers of the number of “civilians” killed during Operation Cast Lead, while feeding the media false data and selective, biased reports about the number of armed operatives killed. That was done by lending a civilian character to security forces’ operatives despite the fact that such operatives also serve in the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades in unequivocally operational capacities. 4


7. The numbers of armed terrorists involved in the fighting are therefore swallowed by the general statistics, where their identity as terrorists is blurred and they are represented as civilians or innocent, harmless policemen deliberately killed by the IDF . As a result a gap has been created between the biased data provided by Hamas (which the human rights organizations base their reports on) and the aforementioned findings of the examination undertaken by IDF Military Intelligence .


8. After Operation Cast Lead the Palestinians media reported an exaggerated 1,330 deaths. 5 By the end of February the total had been inflated to 1,414 (according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights) and then to 1,452 (by a media report which originated with the Hamas de-facto administration 6). The continual increase in the numbers of the dead was not supported by reports of scores of newly-found bodies or deaths of the wounded.


9. The discrepancy between the initial and later numbers can be explained by the inclusion of those who were not actually killed during Operation Cast Lead or the addition of those who died of natural causes. 7


Appendix  


The instructions to conceal the identity and number of terrorist operatives killed and wounded posted on Hamas’s PALDF forum during Operation Cast Lead



Hamas's PALDF forum


Important announcement regarding information and pictures
of the shaheeds of the resistance Dear Brothers!


In accordance with the policy of the factions of the jihad resistance in Gaza …we inform you that it is completely forbidden to issue information about the numbers, names or pictures or any [other] detail about the shaheeds and wounded of the resistance . The order is in force until the end of the Zionist aggression which is clear to us and our nation, with the consent of Allah, may he be exalted. Any [report] which violates these rules will be deleted and a warning will be sent to whoever is responsible for the posting. Let us all be soldiers of the resistance, and if we cannot assist it, at least let us not assist the enemy [fighting] against it.”


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1 For further information see our March 24, 2009 bulletin entitled “Mounting evidence indicates that during Operation Cast Lead (and in ordinary times) members of Hamas’s internal security forces served as commanders and operatives in Hamas’s military wing (Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades)” at http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/pdf/hamas_e067.pdf .


2 A great deal of information about the operational methods employed by Hamas and the other terrorist organizations during Operation Cast Lead from within the civilian can be found on the ITIC website. The IDF Spokesman noted that the IDF took far-reaching steps to prevent the civilian population from being harmed, and to that end distributed millions of flyers, utilized the Palestinian media, made telephone calls to Gazans, fired warning shots and briefed commanders and soldiers to exercise extreme caution when dealing with the civilian population (IDF Spokesman’s website, March 26, 2009 ). Following reports in the Israel media about statements made by soldiers at the Rabin military preparation center, the Military Police held an investigation. It was found that crucial components of the soldiers’ descriptions were based on hearsay and not supported by specific personal knowledge. Following the findings, the Israeli Military Advocate General, Brigadier General Avichai Mendelblit, decided to close the investigation and determined that no evidence had been found for the claims. (For details see the IDF Spokesman’s website, March 30, 2009 .)


3 For further information see our January 12, 2009 bulletin entitled ” Hamas hides the casualties suffered by its operatives: Hamas’s main online forum censors the publication of names and photographs of operatives . ”


4 Hezbollah used a similar media policy during and after the second Lebanon war, when it refrained from publishing the number of its operatives killed. It preferred to bury them in secret without media coverage, as a way of reinforcing its myth of the “divine victory.”


5 The human rights organizations operating in the Gaza Strip were willing to report data and information in line with Hamas’s propaganda policy. However, when they tried to do so, their own reports revealed many difficulties in obtaining data and made it clear that no methodical, organized registration had been carried out and that they had had to rely on casual reports and statements given by families.


6 The number was reported by Muawiya Hassanein , head of emergency services in the Hamas administration’s ministry of health, who told the press that the number of Gazan dead was 1,452 (Ma’an News Agency, February 25, 2009).


7 According to the population registry, an average of 415 Gazans die every month. Thus, during Operation Cast Lead, more than 300 died of natural causes in the Gaza Strip. Some of them may have been listed as having died as a result of the operation, a phenomenon familiar from former confrontations in the Palestinian arena.

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/ipc_e021.htm


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Martin Luther King Jr. – Pro Israel

January 17, 2012

A testament of hope: the essential writings and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr – Page 670 – Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King (Jr.), James Melvin Washington – HarperCollins, 1991 – 702 pages


Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all of our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert can be transformed into an…

http://books.google.com/books?id=qnoc3JhV5iUC&pg=PA670


Let the trumpet sound: a life of Martin Luther King, Jr – Page 475 – Stephen B. Oates – HarperCollins, Jan 12, 1994 – 592 pages


I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land almost can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy.
http://books.google.com/books?id=85fOOMQaNaQC&pg=PA475

Congressional Record, V. 148, Pt. 1, January 23, 2002 to February 13, 2002 – Page 426 – Congress – Government Printing Office

During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israel- Arab conflict, stating “Israel’s right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable.” It was no accident that King emphasized “security” in his statements on the Middle East.

On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his tragic death, he spoke out with clarity and directness stating, “peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy…
During an appearance at Harvard University shortly before his death, a student stood up and asked King to address himself to the issue of Zionism. The question was clearly hostile. King responded, “When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.” King taught us many lessons. As turbulence continues to grip the Middle East, his words should continue to serve as our guide…

http://books.google.com/books?id=aPAwhOGUggQC&pg=PA426

Near East report: Volume 23 – Page 158 – 1979

Ten days before he was murdered in 1968, when the four-year old PLO was already waging war against Israel, King told the Rabbinical Assembly: “Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity and the right to use whatever sea lanes it needs…

http://books.google.com/books?id=7bMMAQAAMAAJ&q=%22Peace+for+Israel+means+security,+and+we+must+stand+with+all+our+might+to+protect+its+right+to+exist,+its+territorial+integrity%22

In My Opinion .Farrakhan’s Invective Threatens Historic black-Jewish alliance
Milwaukee Journal – Jul 12, 1984
By Peter Waldheim

[…] Only 10 days before he was murdered, the Re Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech in which he said: peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with …

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=H2gaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DioEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7022,2474538&dq=peace-for-israel-means-security&hl=en


Remembering MLK's ties to Israel, Promised Land vision | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
Jweekly.com – Jan 16, 1998

Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all of our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel, and never mind saying it, …

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/7363/remembering-mlk-s-ties-to-israel-promised-land-vision/

Seeds of unity
Chicago Tribune – Feb 2, 1991

Peace for Israel means security and security must be a reality . . . . We must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist.” He also fought consistently against anti-Semitism. A street in Jerusalem is named after him….

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22We+must+stand+with+all+our+might+to+protect+its+right+to+exist.%22+He+also+fought+consistently+against%22&tbs=nws:1,ar:1&source=newspapers

Pastors Will Tie Rev. King’s Principles To Mid-east Issues
Pittsburgh Press – Jan 19, 1991
By Ann Rodgers-Melnick

The Pittsburgh Press

“Although one can say that Arabs and Jews are both semitic groups, the specific term anti-semitism refers to unreasoned hatred of the Jewish people….

King told the rabbis, peace for Israel means security, and that security must be a reality.” The Rev. Jason Barr, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in the …

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6xwhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=32MEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6884,1289656&dq=peace-for-israel-means-security&hl=en

Socialism of fools: the left, the Jews & Israel – Page 7 – Seymour Martin Lipset – Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith, 1969 – 32 pages


“The Socialism of Fools” Shortly before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Boston on a fund-raising mission, and I had the good fortune to attend a dinner which was given for him in Cambridge.

This was an experience which was at once fascinating and moving: one witnessed Dr. King in action in a way one never got to see in public. He wanted to find what the Negro students at Harvard and other parts of the Boston area were thinking about various issues, and he very subtly cross-examined them for well over an hour-ami a half. He asked questions, and said very little himself. One of the young men present happened to make some remark against the Zionists. Dr. King snapped at him and said, “Don’t talk like that! When people criticise Zionists, they mean Jews.
http://books.google.com/books?id=MPgmAQAAIAAJ&q=%22they+mean+jews%22



Encounter: Volume 33 – Page 424 – Stephen Spender, Congress for Cultural Freedom, Irving Kristol – Encounter Ldt., 1969


Seymour Martin Lipset

“The Socialism of Fools” The Left the Jews & Israel
[…]

He asked questions, and said very little himself. One of the young men present happened to make some remark against the Zionists. Dr. King snapped at him and said, “Don’t talk like that! When people criticise Zionists, they mean Jews.

http://books.google.com/books?&id=MPgmAQAAIAAJ&q=luther

Op-Ed: Thoughts for Martin Luther King Day
Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012 10:00 AM

What would Martin Luther King dream about today?

… During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israel- Arab conflict, stating “Israel’s right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable.” It was no accident that King emphasized “security” in his statements on the Middle East.

On March 25, 1968, less than two weeks before his tragic assassination, he spoke out with clarity and directness stating, “…peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.”

King also once delared, “I solemnly pledge to do my utmost to uphold the fair name of the Jews — because bigotry in any form is an affront to us all.”

During an appearance at Harvard University shortly before his death, a student stood up and asked King to address himself to the issue of Zionism. The question was clearly hostile. King responded, “When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.”

Unfortunately, King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech would not require too much alteration if given today in many parts of the world, but it would also be a dream about bringing to an end anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/11131

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RACIST ARAB SLAVERS: Arab league “upset” at S. Sudan’s willingness to ally with free and democratic Israel

January 16, 2012

RACIST ARAB SLAVERS: Arab league “upset” at S. Sudan’s willingness to ally with free and democratic Israel

Arabs Have a History of Enslavement of South Sudanese not the Jews
by Editorial – 16.01.2012
The above statement follows the sarcastic remark made by the current Secretary General of the Arab league Nabil Al-Araby that it would be to the benefit of South Sudan to join the Arab League instead of establishing diplomatic relations with the state of Israel. “From my end I regret that South Sudan took this step [Kiir visiting Israel] and it is part of Sudan from my point of view,” Al-Araby said in an interview with Qatar news agency..

http://www.thecitizen.info/opinion/arabs-have-a-history-of-enslavement-of-south-sudanese-not-the-jews/

Related:

Author explains (2011) the ”Baqt” agreement in Africa:

The Baqt in general was an Arab Muslim’s practice probably during the Islamic expansion which overran many countries including Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, Iraq, Egypt, Libya Sudan etc. And during those wars, the Arabs would conquer, occupy and take booties (i.e. slaves, land and movable properties) where they were victorious over their enemies or victims. And where they failed to conquer immediately, they would impose the baqt or the payment in slaves and other valuable properties, plus certain conditions intended to weaken the indigenous socio-economic and political systems and the people at large, so that when the Arab Muslims become strong again they would conquer and colonized them. For the Arab Muslims there would always be no permanent peace with infidels or non Muslims until they surrender and become the dhimmes under the Arab Islamic Apartheid, as the third class citizens in an Islamic State, or if they submit to conversion and assimilation into Arab Islamic culture and religion, yet they would still become third or fourth class citizens because they would be treated as non Asharaf (i.e. non true Arab race or a non relative of the Prophet), non Awalad el Bled or non members of the Brown Arab Muslim Sudanese tribesmen (BRAMS) which is usually consisting of two main prominent Arab nationalities which include Jaaleen, and el Shaageen and the Arabised Danagaleen or Nubians. Indeed the non Arabs Muslim converts are always treated as outsiders within the Arab based Sectarian communities who consider themselves as “Alaharaf” the relatives of the Prophet” or Awalad el Bled (the children of the Land etc).<ref>Sudan: Will the Republic of South Sudan Accept Another Baqt the Dilemmas of Post Independence Agreement

Deng Dongrin Akuany
6 January 2012,

http://allafrica.com/stories/201201061141.html

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Israeli Democracy vs. Arab Apartheid [AT]

October 31, 2011

Israeli Democracy vs. Arab Apartheid

By JanSuzanne Krasner

October 26, 2011

It is a falsehood to say that Israel is an apartheid state.  This indictment, made by Mahmoud Abbas repeatedly in his speeches, is an Orwellian distortion of the truth, but it has been extremely effective in the public relations war of words that plays out in the United Nations, on the international stage, in the media, and on college campuses every day.

This is a grave and toxic travesty that needs to be made right.  In light of the “Arab Spring” spreading seeds of sharia law throughout the Middle East, Western civilization needs to see the truth.  Americans are being hijacked by propaganda against Israel…and not defending Israel’s right to be a Jewish state will lead to our own eventual downfall.

The analogy of Israel to South African apartheid commands a response.  Because of its catchy, slick word combination and its connotations that evoke vivid images of human unfairness and suffering, it has became a fashionable narrative for the media and international community’s discourse.  But it is not factual, and it is very deceptive.

Labeling Israel “apartheid” is meant to provoke worldwide criticism and elicit human rights-based anger that sanctions demonstrations, boycotts, and the denigration of Jewish morals.  This finger-pointing is an intentional attack on Israel.  It condones terror in the guise of “freedom-fighters,” encourages prosecution of Israeli officials in foreign courts, promotes laws against Israeli goods, and supports boycotts of stores selling Israeli products.  It sees the advantage of kidnapping soldiers, allows the destruction of Jewish artifacts and religious sites, and tries to exclude Jews from their legitimate claim to their historic homeland.

Factually speaking, apartheid was the policy of the South African government as a way of dealing with the white and non-white social, political and economic issues up until 1992.  It was the official policy that established and maintained racial segregation and racial discrimination.  The South African non-whites could not vote, and they had to carry a “Pass Book,” or they risked being jailed or deported.  By contrast, all citizens of Israel have equal voting rights.  Arabs have eleven representatives in Israel’s Knesset, including an Arab on the Israeli Supreme Court.  Every citizen must carry an identity card, along with all legal residents. 

In addition, non-white South Africans were kept from a wide range of jobs.  They had no free elementary through high school education; mixed sexual relationships were restricted and segregated; hospital and ambulance services were segregated; they could not use most public amenities; sports were segregated; and public facilities were labeled for correct racial usage.  Non-whites could not enter a building through the main entrance, be a member of a union, or participate in a strike.  That is apartheid, and Israel is not an apartheid state.

Although many pro-Palestinian organizations are aware that the Israel-apartheid analogy is inaccurate, this rhetoric is continually used to condemn and isolate Israel.  Just visit Israel to see the truth…Israeli Arabs shopping at Jerusalem’s Mamila Mall, enjoying Tel Aviv beaches, enrolled in the universities, getting hospital care, going on school trips to the zoos, and having free access to public places.

One of the more outspoken defenders of Israel is Benjamin Pogrund, a Jew born in Cape Town, now living in Israel.  Pogrund lived under apartheid, and as an anti-apartheid activist, he took grave risks by reporting the injustices against blacks.  He often comments that the comparison of Israel to South African apartheid “greatly minimizes the oppression and misery caused by apartheid and is debasing to its victims.”

In his rebuttal, Pogrund argues that “Israel is not unique in declaring itself a state for a specific people.”

Everyone knows that Egypt is for Egyptians, Ireland is for Irishmen, France for Frenchmen, Italy is for Italians, Serbia for Serbs, China for the Chinese, Iran for the Persians…and the list goes on.

“Apartheid”-supporters substantiate their stance by claiming that Israel discriminates against Israeli Arabs by barring them from buying land.

The facts regarding land ownership are clarified by Mitchell Bard, the executive director of the non-profit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and a foreign policy analyst who frequently lectures on U.S.-ME policy:

In the early part of the century, the Jewish National Fund was established by the World Zionist Congress to purchase land in Palestine for Jewish settlement. This land, and that acquired after Israel’s War of Independence, was taken over by the government. Of the total area of Israel, 92% belongs to the State and is managed by the Land Management Authority. It is not for sale to anyone, Jew or Arab. The remaining 8% of the territory is privately owned. The Arab Waqf (the Muslim charitable endowment), for example, owns land that is for the express use and benefit of Muslim Arabs. Government land can be leased by anyone, regardless of race, religion or sex. All Arab citizens of Israel are eligible to lease government land.

The reality is that both Arabs and Jews build homes illegally throughout Israel.  And the fact is that the number of illegal Arab homes scheduled for demolition is miniscule compared to Jewish homes that must adhere scrupulously to the rules for fear of condemnation.  (Please check Bard’s point-by-point rebuttal.)

The problems in Israel’s Arab communities are much like conditions others face in various places in the world, but Arabs don’t point a finger at those places.  Only Israel is labeled and attacked as “apartheid.”  Arabs need only to look at their neighboring countries in the Middle East to find real apartheid.  Does anyone honestly believe that Muslim women do not suffer from apartheid in countries with sharia law?  Or that Christians and Jews in some Arab nations are being attacked and killed purely because of their religion?  More pointedly, both Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not allow Jews to live there, and Saudi Arabia doesn’t even let Jews visit.

There are many “no-class” citizens in the world that Arabs don’t care to talk about.  One must believe that Abbas just doesn’t recognize “apartheid” as he declares that the State of Palestine will be “Judenrein” — a Jewish-free state.  Instead, the label of “apartheid” is stuck on Israel, keeping eyes focused away from the intolerance and bigotry that the PLO and Hamas preach.

Recently, I took issue with “Students for Justice in Palestine” (SJP), an on-campus pro-Palestinian organization that orchestrated the first National Anti-Israel Conference at Columbia University to “educate” students for participation in “Israel Apartheid Week 2012” on university campuses.

The SJP supports the Apartheid Movement, the Gaza Freedom Movement that tried to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade, the BDS movement against Israeli goods, and a One-State Solution with the “Right of Return.”  There can be no doubt that SJP, hiding behind the veil of human rights activism, supports the end of a Jewish state while “freedom-fighting” terrorists try to accomplish the same goal through violence.

One question needs to be asked of all those who accuse Israel of being an apartheid state: if Israel gave up all the land rights, forfeited all of the natural resources, and agreed to a One-State Solution with the “Right of Return,” would the Jews be able to live in peaceful coexistence with their Arab neighbors?  The answer to this question determines the fate of the Jewish people and whether peace is ever attainable.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/israeli_democracy_vs_arab_apartheid.html

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ISRAEL – GOOD VS EVIL JIHAD – CULTURE OF LIFE VS CULT OF DEATH

October 18, 2011

ISRAEL – GOOD VS EVIL JIHAD


CULTURE OF LIFE VS CULT OF DEATH

Oct/18/2011


Young Israeli, Gilad Shalit was released by the Islamists captors, in exchange for over 1,000 Arab-Muslims bent on killing Israeli civilians.


The life of one single Israeli Jew.


What the ‘for life’ culture is willing to sacrifice Vs the ‘cult-of-death,’ who sees an Arab woman’s womb as the “greatest weapon…” Who loves “death as much as” we “love life.”


While Israeli soldiers who are trained to practice restraint against those who announce/practice their attempted annihilation of every Jew in the region, the Arab-Islamic opponent through its “death factories,” does every trick in the book to cause civilian casualties, sacrificing its women and children, for this “sacred’ cult-ish idea/ideology.


On top of it, Israeli hospitals treat the very Arabs who are initiating violence, the same Zionist entity who practices ‘affirmative action’ on its (more than) equal Arab -minority- citizens.


If this is not the epitome of ‘good vs. evil,’ what is?



DEATH FACTORIES


OpEdNews – Article: The Hamas Death Factory
January 17, 2009 By Ari Bussel
The focus of this article is on Hamas. Operation Cast Lead would not have been needed, and indeed can be stopped immediately, if Hamas, a terror organization that calls in its Charter to the destruction of the Jewish State, were to stop its efforts to attain this goal.
Hamas has turned Gaza into a Factory of Death. I highlight below some of the Factory’s main characteristics.
The war that rages on has its front lines in Argentina and UK,India and USA, China and Venezuela, Russia and Egypt. It is a war in the area of public opinion, and we are all soldiers in the Public Diplomacy Front.
We are all part   and are likely victims   in a greater struggle between Sunni and Shiite Islam to achieve world domination. Therefore, we need to understand the threat. Only then will we be able to search and find the wisdom and courage with which to fight, with which to prevail as a victor.


The 20th Day, a Recap and an Update
January 15th, 2009. Day 20 of Operation “Cast Lead,” Israel’s attempt at stopping the firing of rockets from Gaza to Israeli cities and preventing further armament of Hamas in Gaza.
To achieve these goals, the manufacturing infrastructure in Gaza had to be destroyed and the very intensive smuggling operation from Egypt into Gaza had to be stopped. The enormous caches of advanced rockets (improved Grad2 and others) must also be destroyed. They have a very long shelf life and will eventually be used against Israel.


There is yet another unstated goal: A 22 year old soldier has been held by Hamas in Gaza after being kidnapped from Israel on6/25/2006. Gilad Shalit is in enemy’s hands for 930 days. He is afforded no visitation rights. The International Red Cross has not been allowed to see him. Gilad is the human face of Israel’s promise to its mothers and fathers that their sons and daughters will always come back home  that Israel will do everything possible to uphold this promise…


Operation Cast Lead rages on in Gaza. 9AM in Israel and already more than ten rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza toward Israeli cities. 11 soldiers were wounded during the night’s operations during which 35 armed gunmen were hit, mostly in aerial attacks directed by ground forces.Israel’s Air Force (IAF) attacked approximately 70 terrorist sites, including a mosque in Rafah used to stockpile rockets and served as an assembly area for senior operatives involved in launching rockets; 14 cells of armed gunmen; 14 sites used to launch rockets and mortars at Israeli communities and cities; five weapon storage facilities located in, and one tunnel located under, houses of Hamas operatives.
 
A Real War


This is war, although not by name (since Gaza is not a country and Hamas is a terrorist operation). People die, needlessly. “Needlessly” since the war can be stopped as soon as Hamas stops firing and ends its race for rearmament. There is a third unstated pre-condition: Hamas needs to change it Charter that calls for the destruction of the Jewish State. But Hamas does not want to stop.
Hamas also could have released Gilad Shalit any any point during the last 930 days or during the period of regrouping (Tahadia) that preceded Operation Cast Lead, but it chose not to do so.
Instead, Hamas uses the 22 year old Israeli soldier in the most cynical way, teasing Israel constantly. Now he is alive, now he is no longer safe. Now we do not hear or see him, next who knows what may be. Hamas’s fellow Iranian crony in the region, Hizbollah, used Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, may they rest in peace, in a similar manner, finally trading in their body parts to force Israel to do the unthinkable releasing hundreds of terrorists, including one who for the pure barbaric joy of the act, smashed the skull of a four year old girl   just because she was Jewish, just because she was Israeli, JUST BECAUSE THERE IS ISRAEL.


The Hamas Death Factory


Hamas does not only trade in the hope of parents to see their 22 year old son back safely, it also exhumes bodies from recently dug graves to parade them for hours at a time on Al Jazeera “news” network and on the internet as “fresh casualties.” Hamas also constantly manufactures fresh dead bodies. This it does on both sides of the border firing rockets and mortar shells toward Israel to kill and maim as many people as possible,and firing from within high rise buildings, schools, hospitals and mosques,making sure to surround itself with civilians, so even with the utmost effort and consideration by Israel, they become casualties of war.


Hamas turned Gaza into a very sophisticated manufacturing facility of death. Every step is booby trapped, from buildings to chicken feed buckets. Tunnels are dug underneath to trap and kidnap soldiers as wellas to provide hiding and storage spaces. Sniper posts were erected near mosques. Ammunition and weaponry caches are stored in multi-story residential buildings. More than a million people act as a cover, an invisible protection for this Death Factory.


Hamas has taken the freedom away from the Gazans. It uses the Gazans who elected it into power as human shields whose life is to serve two purposes   to add to the fight against Israel in the front of public opinion and to ensure that their death is highlighted, paraded and used to brainwash tens of millions of new fighters and haters of Jews, Israel and the West. Hamas thus plays a major role in the advance of radical Islam toward global domination…
A Manufacturing Facility of Death, a trap both as a physic allocation (step through a door, the house will explode; come close to a fuel depot, the whole village will be incinerated; fire at a building from which rockets were launched and secondary explosions of ammunition stored will cause phosphorus burns or inflict even more pain and death) and as a PR stunt (shoot from the UN building or from the building where the Foreign Press is reporting,and the whole world will be angry at Israel).


This is not a video game. It is a real life (and death) situation in which the points add in the speed of light in favor of the main player: HAMAS. Hamas’s task is very easy: launch at Israel you win. Sacrifice your people you win. Improve the lives of your people? Hamas came into power since it-much like Hizbollah in the north-provided much needed social services, a support network to the local population. Yet,its schools and mosques served as indoctrination points, and the true purpose surfaced.


In the Manufacturing Facility of Death, there is no real interest to improve the lives of the Gazans. With the billions already spent and the billions now committed to the Gazans, one should ask oneself why is Gaza not the next Cannes-along-the-Mediterranean? Why is there no manufacturing (not of explosives and booby-traps and other death-related instruments),agriculture and science and technology?
Why are there still refugee camps with little if any infrastructure? What has the UN done over the past many decades when the palestinian refugees are its sole focus and reason for existence? Why has the Arab world not insisted on improving the lives of their fellow brethren theGazans and allowed instead the continued smuggling operation stockpiles of advanced weaponry, trained terrorists, Iranian experts in warfare into Gaza?
http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Hamas-Death-Factory-by-Ari-Bussel-090115-410.html



FACING GENOCIDE


Israel Has Always Faced Arab Genocide – Op-Eds – Israel National News
Sep 2, 2003 – To fully understand current conflicts in the Middle East, history must be recalled.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/2692


Society: Volume 7 – Page 138 – Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Community Leadership Project – Rutgers–The State University, 1969
In any event, the importance of the Palestinians has clearly grown, and the question now arises: can a … Arab pronouncements about the mass killing of Jews, about driving them into the sea, were thus as consistent as they were widespread. For insofar as it was politicidal (that is, calling for the annihilation of a state), the Arab  position had to become genocidal, even if the Arabs had not been bent on revenge.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=_Od5AAAAIAAJ&q=annihilation


The Wiener Library bulletin: Volumes 24-25 – Page 1 – Wiener Library – 1970 – Snippet view
The Meaning of ‘ A Democratic Palestinian State’ by Dr Yehoshafat Harkabi … far as it was politicidal (ie calling for annihilation of a state), was bound to have genocidal implications, even had the Arabs not been bent upon revenge.
http://books.google.com/books?id=5XseAQAAMAAJ&q=annihilation


Jewish frontier: Volume 36 – Page 7 – League for Labor Palestine, Jewish Frontier Association – 1969
…They are sincere friends of Israel and anti-Semitism horrifies them, just as they are horrified by the idea that Israel might one day disappear from the map of the Middle East or that the Israelis might be exterminated or blown to the…
Do they know what it means to hear constantly, “You will die, you will be slaughtered, your women will be raped, your children torn to pieces, your house destroyed?”… For the average Israeli such a “nuance” between “moderates” and “extremists” is of no importance; for him it is of little relevance whether he is going to die immediately or later, since he acts on the principle that he has no intention of submitting to either now or in the future. Ten times a day one hears from Rabat to Karachi, “Israel must disappear from the face of the Earth! … We are told: “Leave the occupied territories and you will know peace.” And what about the peace of 1948, of 1952 and 1953 and of 1954 and 1955? Have the unfortunate people taken in the ambush that cost the lives of sixteen passengers in a bus in the Negev already been forgotten? And those killed in a grenade attack by Arab terrorist against Yemenite immigrants who were celebrating a marriage? At that time Israel occupied only the territories which many are now willing to consider as acceptable frontiers. That did not prevent the Arabs from threatening us. We are told that the Arabs have been humiliated. Is that Israel’s fault? Or rather is it not the fact that for twenty years the Arabs have erected a thought- structure constructed from…
http://books.google.com/books?id=O2YeAAAAMAAJ&q=%22for+him+it+is+of+little+relevance+whether+he+is+going+to+die+immediately+or+later%22


Proceedings – Assembly of Western European Union: Actes officiels – Assemblée de l’Union de l’europe occidentale: Volumes 3-4 – Western European Union, Western European Union. Assembly – W.E.U., 1979  – Page 111
… of the charter as it now stands, which in every one of its, I believe, thirty-two articles has only one motif — Israel must disappear from the face of the earth, and by force. One cannot expect Israel to have any official contact with the PLO as long as this charter remains as a pistol aimed at Israel’s heart.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=TgkVAAAAYAAJ&q=motif


A History of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Page 393 – Mark A. Tessler – Indiana University Press, 1994 – 906 pages – Preview
Cairo Radio announced on May 25, for example, that “the Arab people is firmly resolved to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and to restore the honor of the Arabs of Palestine.” The next day Nasser made a speech to Arab trade unionists in which he stated that “the Arab people wants to fight. . . . Sharm al-Sheikh implies a confrontation with Israel.
Taking this step makes it imperative that we be ready to undertake a total war with Israel.” On May 28, Nasser told a press conference, “We will not accept any possibility of coexistence with Israel,” …
For example, the PLO’s Ahmad Shuqayri coined a famous phrase by asserting that the Arabs would throw the Jews into the sea. The president of Iraq expressed the same idea. On May 31 he stated, “The existence of Israel is an error which must be rectified. This is our opportunity to wipe out the ignominy which has been with us since 1948. Our goal is clear — to wipe Israel off the map.” That Israelis had heard such statements before only deepened their assurance that the Arab world was unwilling to accept the existence of the Jewish state and would, if possible, use the opportunities and crises of May 1967 to pursue an objective to which it had long been committed.
http://books.google.com/books?id=3kbU4BIAcrQC&pg=PA393


Women and revolution in Africa, Asia, and the New World – Page 291 – Mary Ann Tétreault – [Univ of South Carolina Press,] 1994 – 456 pages – Preview
Since in Israel there is a constant threat of annihilation, the desire for children is a prime motivation for these young couples. In this atmosphere, women define themselves as wives and mothers and occupy traditionally female roles.
http://books.google.com/books?id=X95R043HBJwC&pg=PA291


University of Detroit Mercy law review: Volume 73, Issues 3-4
[Page 490]
University of Detroit Mercy. School of Law – 1996 – Snippet view
Annihilation of Israel remains the goal of all Arab frontline states and Iran. Attrition, as a complementary … Wars of annihilation and the crime of genocide need not be mutually exclusive. Indeed, such a war might well be the …
http://books.google.com/books?&id=LBgXAQAAMAAJ&q=annihilation


Armageddon: Appointment with Destiny – Grant R. Jeffrey – [Random House Digital, Inc.,] 1997 – 320 pages – Google eBook – Preview
However, the implacable hatred of the Arabs is the true cause of the last four wars against Israel. The Arab nations tried to annihilate the Jewish state in three wars (1948, 1956, and 1967) long before the Jews had occupied the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights.
http://books.google.com/books?id=FCsMLp4XOVIC&pg=PT159


Israel Has Always Faced Arab Genocide – Opinion – September 02, 2003 –  To fully understand current conflicts in the Middle East, history must be recalled… Arab/Islamic plans for genocidal extermination of Israel have never been kept … for Israel’s “annihilation” and “liquidation” – there were no “Palestinian …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/2692


The Unavoidable Surgery – Page 136 – Mati Alon – [Trafford Publishing] 2003 – 276 pages – Preview
Because of the Jewish natural rights and historical rights to the Land of Israel and because of the Arabs’ hostility and belligerence during the last century, the bloody Arab riots of 1921, 1929, and 1936- 39, because of their acts of war during the last thirty years, 1948, 1956, 1967, 1970, and 1973 and their constant threat to annihilate the Jewish population of Israel, not one single square … The Arabs were always very disturbed by the strong ties the Jews had to their country, Eretz Israel.
http://books.google.com/books?id=ZPPaQYSHvP0C&pg=PA136


The Arab-Israeli Conflict – Page 15 -Alex Woolf – Gareth Stevens, 2004 – 64 pages
Iraqi president Rahman Aref declared, “Our goal is to wipe Israel off the map.” 
http://books.google.com/books?id=AWVRDF-eK8UC&pg=PA15


The one-state solution: a breakthrough for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian deadlock – Virginia Tilley – University of Michigan Press, 2005 – 276 pages – Google eBook – Preview
In this view, it is primarily Arab hatred for Jews and Israel’s constant threat of annihilation from Arab armies, … Israel’s remaining a Jewish state—in the sense of Jews dominating the state institutions—is therefore argued as an …
http://books.google.com/books?id=dUn701_Rkp4C&pg=PT173


Terror in the Holy Land: inside the anguish of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Page 8 – Judith Kuriansky – [Greenwood Publishing Group] 2006 – 280 pages
The present-day refusal of Arab states to recognize Israel triggers deep wounds in the Jewish psyche and reinforces their belief that they continue to be a nation living under the constant threat of annihilation.
http://books.google.com/books?id=NXIVd7BWIu8C&pg=PA8


Not to Forget, Impossible to Forgive: Poignant Reflections on the Holocaust – Page 291 – Moshe Avital – Mazo Publishers, 2008 – 340 pages – Google eBook – Preview
Each time a German official was ready to make a deal with Jews in Europe to free a number of them from concentration camps for a bribe, the Mufti intervened and the deal was off. He was responsible for ruining the possibility of …
http://books.google.com/books?id=GD3M7pzEm7QC&pg=PA291


Strategic culture and weapons of mass destruction: culturally based insights into comparative national security policymaking – Page 97 – Jeannie L. Johnson, Kerry M. Kartchner, Jeffrey Arthur Larsen – Macmillan, 2009 – 285 pages
Israeli Strategic Culture Israel’s is a strategic culture in transition. The Jewish people have been subject to exile … by the larger Arab world (and, increasingly Iran), the state of Israel is under constant threat of annihilation .
http://books.google.com/books?id=HxDrgMI_rL8C&pg=PA97


Worse than war: genocide, eliminationism, and the ongoing assault on humanity – Page 575 – Daniel Jonah Goldhagen – PublicAffairs, 2009 – 658 pages
“I encourage Palestinians to take suicide bombings worldwide. Don’t be shy about it.” While Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian genocide bombing groups have not yet acted upon this, their and other Political Islamists’ …
http://books.google.com/books?id=NCSUPzzTdMEC&pg=PA575


Reaching Beyond the Religious: Seven Universal Wisdom Themes from Seven Thousand Years of Human Experience – Page 82 – Elan Divon – [iUniverse] 2010 – Body, Mind & Spirit – 208 pages
The book therefore “looks at how Israel’s disadvantages—a hostile environment, constant threat of annihilation, isolation from the outside world—have actually helped make the country a hotbed for entrepreneurs.”87 Hence, the book argues …
http://books.google.com/books?id=udrQA2fBAnwC&pg=PA82



FrontPage Magazine – Hezbollah’s Calls for Genocide
Aug 14, 2006 – Hezbollah’s Calls for Genocide By: David G. Littman … to the Middle East problem, namely the annihilation and destruction of the Jewish state. … organization Hezbollah for its repeated calls for the genocide of all Jews.
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=3100


6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-state solution, survey finds
 73% of 1,010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with ‘hadith’ quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees.
[…]
Only one in three Palestinians (34 percent) accepts two states for two peoples as the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to an intensive, face-to-face survey in Arabic of 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip completed this week by American pollster Stanley Greenberg.
http://www.theisraelproject.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=hsJPK0PIJpH&b=6415481&ct=11009261&printmode=1
 
6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-sta… JPost – Diplomacy & Politics
Jul 15, 2011 – 73% of 1010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with ‘hadith’ quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees.
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=229493


Palestinians Promote Genocide; NYTimes Silent | FrontPageMag
Sep 16, 2011
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/16/palestinians-promote-genocide-nytimes-silent/


CBN – A new poll among Palestinians indicates there’s overwhelming support for the charter of the terrorist group Hamas — a dangerous element if the Palestinians gain statehood in September.
The Israel Project found that 80 percent Palestinians support Hamas. The desire to annihilate the Jewish people is one of the main goals of the Hamas organization.
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2011/August/Poll-Reveals-4-out-of-5-Palestinians-Support-Hamas-/



GILAD SHALIT VS BLOODY ARAB TERRORISTS


Female terrorism and militancy: agency, utility, and organization – Page 161
– Cindy D. Ness – Psychology Press, 2008 – 242 pages – Google eBook – Preview
The observed differences between the interview data of would-be female suicide bombers and the testaments that actual suicide bombers have left … Yasser Arafat had referred to the womb of the Palestinian woman as the best weapon of the Palestinian people.
http://books.google.com/books?id=E2lXTpn4NZEC&pg=PA161


An Arab-Made Misery
Mar 21, 2009 – Yasser Arafat said the Palestinian woman’s womb was his best weapon. For 60 years, Palestinians have been used and abused by Arab regimes and Palestinian terrorists in their fight against Israel.
http://www.aish.com/jw/me/48965141.html


Foreign media flock to Israel ahead of Shalit exchange deal‎
Ha’aretz – Danna Harman – Gilad Shalit – 17.10.11


Foreign media flock to Israel ahead of Shalit exchange deal
A number of major broadcast outlets, including Arab stations Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera, say they intended to cover the event live.
 … in the release of one Israeli soldier for over 1000 Arab prisoners.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/foreign-media-flock-to-israel-ahead-of-shalit-exchange-deal-1.390333


‘Our loved one’s killers are going free’‎
Israel Today – Ryan Jones – [Oct. 18, 2011]


This is but a small sampling of the hundreds of terrorists with blood on their hands that were exchanged for Shalit. Despite the difficulty of accepting
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/News/tabid/178/nid/22980/language/en-US/Default.aspx


Israeli Arab Terrorists Will be First to be Released‎
Arutz Sheva
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/222384


Minister Ayoub Kara: ‘Don’t Forget Ouda Tarabin in Egypt!’‎
Arutz Sheva – 10/17/2011
[…]
More than 1000 terrorists, including hundreds of multiple murderers with Jewish blood on their hands, will be exchanged for the 25-year-old soldier in that …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148846


Dagan: This Deal is Worse than Previous Offers‎
Arutz Sheva – Elad Benari – [Oct. 18, 2011]
Former Mossad chief rejects Shalit deal, says it is worse than offers made … is worse than the previous deal because it includes Israeli Arab terrorists…
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148866


BREAKING: Israel And Hamas Reach Gilad Shalit Prisoner …the Gilad Shalit exchange deal: Gilad Shalit for over 1000 terrorists, responsible for the …
The Nation of Israel is a unique people. We are all mutually responsible for each other, as our Sages said: “He who saves one soul, it is as though he saved an entire world.” Tonight, I bring the Government a proposal to save Gilad Shalit, to finally bring him home to Israel after five years.
http://www.israellycool.com/2011/10/11/breaking-israel-and-hamas-reach-gilad-shalit-prisoner-exchange-deal/


Gilad Shalit looks frail and emaciated: what have his captors done to him? Telegraph.co.uk
Andrew M Brown
Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who’s just been released after five years in a Palestinian jail, is relieved to be free. No wonder. To look at him now, compared with earlier photographs, he appears to have lost a good deal of weight. In the press conference this morning he seemed dozy, and his complexion is blanched. He looks as I imagine someone to look who’s just emerged from lengthy seclusion in a darkened room. He appears undernourished.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/andrewmcfbrown/100111785/gilad-shalit-looks-frail-and-emaciated-what-have-his-captors-done-to-him/



“WE [ISLAMISTS] LOVE DEATH AS MUCH AS YOU [ISRAEL] LOVE LIFE”


A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad – Page 6 -David Patterson – Camridge University Press, 2010 – History – 296 pages
Hassan Nasrallah (b. 1960), head of Hezbollah, boasts that Islamic Jihadists choose death over life. Said Osama bin Laden (b. 1957) to CNN reporter Peter Arnett in March 1997, “We love…death…as much as you love life.” In a sermon delivered on 25 May 2001, the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s mufti of Palestine from 1994 to 2006, Ikrima Sabri (b. 1939), declared, “We tell them [the Jews]: in as much as you love life – the Muslim loves death.” Thus, not only is the Torah’s summons to choose life abrogated, but so is its prohibition against murder.


The evil that surrounds the Jihadist love for death lies in a love for the death of the other human being – specifically, the death of the Jew. That is what they love – not the death of oneself for the sake of another, not the death that affirms life in an affirmation of the One who commands us to choose life and forbids us to murder. No, the Jihadists love inflicting death: witness the mass celebrations that occurred throughout the Muslim world over the murders committed on 9/11. The Jihadists love inflicting death so much that they are literally dying to kill – or rather, they are bent on indoctrinating their children in the desperate longing to kill, as stipulated in Article Eighteen of the Hamas “Charter of Allah.”20 Here and elsewhere their discourse makes it clear that they have no love for the One who forbids both self-murder and the murder of others. Simply stated, the Islamic Jihadists’ love for death is a love for murder, a love for making their children into murderers. Murder is as much a defining feature of Islamic Jihadism as, in the words of Emil Fackenheim, it was the “pure essence” of “the Nazi empire.”
[…]
Forging murder and suicide into a single action of “martyrdom,” the Islamic Jihadist evil… the Jihadists make God into the Führer… a god whose commandment is not merely to choose death but to love death, as the Jihadists themselves boast. Once the “divine” injunction is to pursue death over life – death through murder – we face an evil even more radical than the Nazi evil. Hannah Arendt once declared that “we cannot conceive of a ‘radical evil.'” Unable to accommodate the Nazi evil, writes Arendt, all we can say is that “radical evil has emerged in connection with a system in which all men have become equally superfluous.” With the Jihadist evil, not only are all men equally superfluous – all men must be enlisted into the project of making all men equally superfluous. Facing this radical evil, we are compelled to address its genealogy, so that, understanding where it comes from, we may see where it is going – and respond to it.
http://books.google.com/books?id=lMLmK-fmf8kC&pg=PA6&lpg=PA6
http://www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521197472&ss=exc


“We Love Death”
Apr 6, 2011 – One of his last points read: “We love death more than you love life! … in bolstering the credentials of the radical jihadist scholars who promote it. … If the ultimate goal of Hamas and Hizbollah is to have their opponents sanction …
http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/content/module/2011/4/6/main-feature/1/we-love-death


Israel’s Hostage Deals Create Incentives for Future Hostage-Taking
[Oct. 11, 2011] – Some were let go in massive deals with groups such as Hezbollah wherein a few Israeli … Now, Israel may be poised to enact a similar deal with Hamas, … This gives hope to jihadists of the “you love life, we love death” camp.
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/10/11/hostage-deals-hostage-taking/



DEATH CULT


Hollywood Hails Palestinian Death Cult [FPM]
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=5874


The Palestinian Death Cult | NewsReal Blog
Jan 25, 2010 – From Palestinian Media Watch: A Hamas TV program for children is once again promoting Shahada – Martyrdom for Allah – as a positive goal
http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/01/25/the-palestinian-death-cult/


Palestinian Death Cult
Oct 8, 2003
http://www.cdn-friends-icej.ca/isreport/septoct03/cult.html


[PDF] Hamas – SWC
Mar 24, 2011 – Hamas and Suicide Bombing II: The Cult of Death
http://www.wiesenthal.com/atf/cf/%7B54d385e6-f1b9-4e9f-8e94-890c3e6dd277%7D/HAMAS_YESTERDAY_TOMORROW.PDF


[PDF] Memorializing terror Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United …
their grandfathers – are eager to join the Islamist death cult that both characterizes Hizbullah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip..
http://jerusalemprayerteam.org/articles/pdf/memorializing.pdf



ISRAEL’S AFFIRMATIVE ACTION


Affirmative Action ? the Israeli Edition – Op-Eds – Israel …7 Feb 2002 … Affirmative Action ? the Israeli Edition. by Steven Plaut … to the Arab aggression against Israel supported by most Israeli Arab students, …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/844


ISRAEL: THE JEWISH AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATE – Think-Israel The Israeli Arabs’ concept of a Jewish and democratic state means a state for all its citizens, rejecting Jewish affirmative action. They don’t want Israel …
http://www.think-israel.org/pasko.affirmative.html


Affirming affirmative action
Social and economic inclusion of Arab society in Israel will contribute to creating true equality, the foundation stone for building a shared society – a declared, key goal of MK Avishay Braverman, the minister of minority affairs. Let’s hope the plan succeeds, and impels us to move in the right direction.
By Mohammad Darawshe
Last week the cabinet approved an investment of more than $210 million in the economic development of the Arab community over the next five years. This is considered the largest such investment ever in this population, and is intended to strengthen the economy through construction and expansion of industrial areas, creation of administrative institutions, development of professional and academic training programs, and improvement of the police force, as well as infrastructure, tourism, transportation and day-care services.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/affirming-affirmative-action-1.283819


Israel a safe haven for Arabs – Israel Opinion, Ynetnews 27 Apr 2011 …
Op-ed: Israel is only place in Middle East where Arabs are entitled to full democratic rights
The Tunisian revolution began when a green grocer, Mohamed Bouazizi, self-immolated after suffering from severe police harassment. Through this brave, desperate act, he was transformed into the symbol of the new Arab revolution. Reflecting on Bouazizi’s ultimate act of protest, one can hardly conceive of what atmosphere and surroundings would compel an individual to resort to such an extreme Israel’s Arab citizens are also afforded affirmative action measures in educational institutions and government offices.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4061229,00.html


Mazuz wants affirmative action for Arabs – Israel News, Ynetnews 17 Dec 2008 … News: After ultra-Orthodox block bill granting Arab sector …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3640231,00.html


Zionism as Affirmative Action – The Israel Report April 2001 After the Arabs invaded Israel, most diplomats and military experts predicted its quick … is more accurately described in terms of affirmative action. …
http://christianactionforisrael.org/isreport/april01/zionism.html



HUMANE ISRAEL TREATS ARAB TERRORISTS


Israeli Hospital Treats Wounded Palestinians
By Julie Stahl
CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief
February 09, 2007


Ashkelon, Israel (CNSNews.com) – Despite the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel continues to treat Palestinians in its medical system, including an Israeli hospital in this southern coastal city that is helping those wounded in recent internecine fighting in the Gaza Strip.
http://web.archive.org/web/20070214123122/http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200702/INT20070209e.html


FactsOfIsrael.com: Israeli Hospital also treats Palestinian terrorists
May 18, 2002 – Israeli Hospital also treats Palestinian terrorists … that describes how a hospital in Afula, Israel, has been treating injured Palestinian terrorists as well. … The story of Ha’emek was mirrored in a CNN account that aired May…
http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000048.html


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1941-2011 70 Years to Arab Nazism in “Palestine” nothing has changed!

September 22, 2011
1941-2011 70 Years to Arab Nazism in "Palestine" nothing has changed!

This is the real FLAG of Islamic [worse than apartheid] envisioned [23rd] Arab State called: Palestine.

The same Arab-Nazi Judenrein plan… as you hear PLO’s admission of a "vision" of a Jew-Free Palestine… scheme.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=QMts5Z36kjAC

In November, 1941, the Grand Mufti meets with Adolph Hitler. Hitler declined to shake the Mufti’s hand and refused to drink coffee with him. (As Arabs were considered "monkeys" by Hitler/Nazis). But still managed to cooperate against the Jews. The Islamic pan-Arab leader also called for a jihad against the British and their Western allies.


Armies of the young: child soldiers in war and terrorism, David M. Rosen, (2005), p. 106

Nationalist rhetoric accompanied major efforts to build fascist-style youth organizations by recruiting young men to serve as the strike force of the nationalist movement. Throughout the 1930s the children of wealthy Palestinians returned home from European universities having witnessed the emergence of fascist paramilitary forces. Palestinian students educated in Germany returned to Palestine determined to found the Arab Nazi Party.

The Husseinis used the Palestinian Arab Party to establish the al-Futuwwa youth corps, which was named after an association of Arab Nazi Scouts. By 1936 the Palestinian Arab Party was sponsoring the developments of storm troops patterned on the German model. These storm troops, all children and youth, were to be outfitted in black trousers and red shirts… The young recruits took the following oath: “Life — my right; independence — my aspiration; Arabism — my country, and there is no room in it for any but Arabs. In this I believe and Allah is my witness.” .. The al-Futuwwa youth groups connected Palestinian youth to fascist youth movements elsewhere in the Middle East. While the Mufti was establishing youth groups in Palestine, al-Futuwwa groups were established in Iraq.

http://books.google.com/books?id=zQYQ0tho6mAC&pg=PA106&lpg=PA106





Related, see:

Nazi Palestine: The Plans for the Extermination of the Jews in Palestine By Klaus-Michael Mallmann, Martin Cüppers

http://books.google.com/books?id=8JiqNpE-Lz4C