Arab racism VS Israeli worries

Arab racism VS Israeli worries

Arab racism VS Israeli worries

While anti-Israel bigots, Arabs, Muslims have for so long tried to cast Israelis’ legitimate concern over a growing racist Arab threat that seeks its annihilation – in a bad light, the recent phenomenon is that radical leftists inside Israel cast at times these worries and subsequented defensive actions also with such bombastic -unfair- definitions, though their aim is political, the damage is simply horrific, nevertheless.

Now, why don’t we talk about the real racism in the area, outside or even inside Israel, the Arab racism of course, that which since (at least the 1920s) tried to commit genocide on the Jewish population and together with Islamic bigotry, these two fascisms motivated the expulsion of (roughly) 1,000,000 Jews and the anti-Israel campaign.

The latter campaign has never been discontinued.

[Racism by Israeli Arabs include: creating - via intimidation and violence- an "off limits to Jews and "pure" Arab (areas) zone;
Arabs' targeting of innocent Jews, simply for being Jews; the massive rationalization for support of attackers in the Arab public.]

Arab racism in general * Arab racism: Anti-Jewish (in general) * The silence on ‘Arab racism’ * Racist Arab League * Arab racism “Palestinian”/Israeli Arabs * judenrein Palestine – Ethnic cleansing * Genocidal anti-Semitism *Israelis [not racist but] worried of racist Arab attacks * Arab apartheid * pro-Hamas = pro-genocide * Racist Arabs’ anti-democratic-Israel hypocrisy * Arab Islamic apartheid VS free equal Israel * Apartheid [Arab] Palestine

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In general

For Your Information Arab Racism, Anti-semitism.
Michigan Daily – Dec 6, 1973
Arabs often claim that they are not anti-semites because they are Semites. That is irrelevant because anti-semitism historically and means hatred of Jews and nothing else.

Antisemitic literature abounds in the Arab world to day and its main function appears to be the cultivation and maintenance of popular hatred toward Israel. A substantial portion of this antisemitic campaign stems from continued Arab-Nazi collaboration since WW II.

The leaders of the Palestinian Arabs (Haj Amin el Husseini, Fawsi el Hawkii, Wasef Kamal) were in Berlin since 1941. They helped to organize Muslim SS units in the Balkan which helped to liquidate Jews and partisans.

Furthermore, hundreds of leading Nazis have been and are working in Egypt and Syria in prominent positions. Some examples: Oskar Dirlewanger. murderer of tens of thousands of Jews in the Ukraine, was the coommander of Nasser’s bodyguard (now called Haj Amin).

Dr. Heinrich Willerman, the Nazi doctor who cruelly experimented on human bodies in the Dachau concentration camp, is the commander of the Samarra camp in Egypt. And the head of the Gestapo in Poland, Leopold Gleim, is now (under the nam[e] of Ali el Nacher) the head of the political police in Egypt. Finally, the “Institute for Research on Zionism” in Cairo is a profuse source of anti-semitic propaganda; its founder and director was Goebbels’ assistant Dr. J Von Leers (died in 1965)

Arab governments cooperate throughout the world with neo-Nazi organizations like the British National Socialist movement. Tacuara (Argentina) and nwspapers like the “Deutsche Soldaten Seitung” (Germany).

Many of these organizations are subsidized by Egypt. The Palestinian terrorist groups also have Nazi links. El-Fatah uses Nazi recruiters (Karl Van der Put in Belgium and Johann Schuller an ex-Nazi living in Rome). The commanded of a PFLP camp in Basra is a former SS-officer (E. Alten).

“While hatred of Israel is a convenient tool to arouse the masses it is no longer of a strict political nmature rather it has been extended into a hate campaign against the Jews. Such a vicious campaign of attacks on Jews as Jews regardless of their nationality or politics, is evidenced by the following investigation: During 1968.. an international commission of educators, established under the authority of the director-general of UNESCO to examine textbooks used by Arav refugee children in schools financed by UN Relief and Works Agency recommended that 65 of the 127 books examined be “modified” and that 14 be withdrawn from use entirely. The objectionable books were so judged because they distorted history, openly incited violence, or employed “the deplorable language if anti-semitism.”

The commissions’s initial report noted that “special mention should be made of students’ exercises which are often inspired a preoccupation with indoctrination against Jews rather than by striclty educational aims.”

When the director-general of UNESCO approached the Arab governments to correct the books, he got the following answer from the Syrian minister of education Suleiman – Ak – Khash (A’ Thoura 3.5.68): “The hatred which we indoctrinate into the minds of our children is sacred.”

The implications of such Arab-Nazi cooperation are that Israel must take Arab declarations of intended extermination very seriously. Such genocidal threats are not mere rhetorical exercises, but the expression of a Hitlerian-type racism, which still strongly thrives in Arab lands. The Jewish people lost six million… take Hitler seriously! Israel cannot be blamed for taking the Arabs at their word.

Quite apart from Arab antisemitism, it is worthwhile examining other forms of Arab racism which ordinarily do not receive sufficient public attention. The Arabs as a people have one of the worst historical records on racism known to humanity, having enganged in widespread persecution of non-Arab minorities as well as in the wholesale trading of black Africans to slavery.

(The reader is encouraged to look up the section on “Slavery” in the Encyclopedia Brittanica which describes how Arab slave-traders as recently as the late 19th century raided African villages to provide black male slaves for export and to supply black concubines for the harems of Oman and Zanzibar.

According to the British Anti Slavery Society, de facto slavery still exists in Saudi Arabia, Muscat, Oman, Qatar and Sudan — all the slaves are black Africans. It should be mentioned that Egyptian pilots helped in the bombing of Biafra, thereby aiding in the massacre of well over a million Ibos. In Sudan, a war is raged against the blacks of the three southern provinces of Sudan.

Until 1970 the government ruled by northern Arabs killed 500000 blacks, expelled or kill ed all missionaries (the blacks are Christian or pagan as opposed to the Muslim Arabs), murdered the black leader William Dang, and took away all land from the blacks in areas occupied by the Arab northerners. Hundreds of thousands of blacks from Sudan fled to northern Uganda. Even Arnold Taynbee attacked Arab colonialism in the Sudan. (Paly-Boy April, 1967).

In Egypt, the five million Copts, who are the bona fide, descendants of the ancient Egyptians, are discriminated against in employment.

In Syria, there is fierce persecution of the Kurds who, as a Muslim non-Arab minority, have no right to vote because they do not speak Arabic. They have no right to be Syrian citizens for the same reason. It is forbidden for Kurds to own land or to be employed in the public service or elsewhere. They are not allowed to learn in high schools (neither Arab nor Kurdish high schools) or to be taught in the Kurdish language. Tens of thousands of them are deported and dispersed in order to break their majority position in Djazireh.

In Iraq, a similar war against the two million Kurds was waged between 1943 up to the present time. Since 1958, at least seven agreements between the Kurds and the govermnet were signed. All were broken by Bag[h]dad. In the meantime, 40,000 Kurds were expelled from the suburbs of Kirkuk, 240 villages were destroyed, poisonous gas was used, and hundreds of thousands were killed.

The above facts are especially interesting in light of Arab propaganda tactics to depict Israel as colonialist and white in order to gain the support of Africans and black Americans.

All these facts are not given in order to incite hatred but in order to demonstrate the vital necessity of a Jewish state in the Middle East, where, the Jews would not be a persecuted minority. The Arabs have 15 states, the Jews 1 state. Does morality postulate 16 Arab states and no Jewish state?
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bBZKAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tx4NAAAAIBAJ&pg=4400,4172940&dq=arab-racism+-anti-arab&hl=en

Arab Racism Fuels Ethnic Cleansing Attacks In Sudan

The Arab government backs murderous attacks on blacks’ villages with 80,000 dead so far
By Ellen Knickmeyer

The Associated Press

Eugene Register-Guard – Jul 2, 2004

DAKAR, Senegal. Strolling on a summer evening in a North African resort town, the vacationing Senegalese businessman could have forgotten he was anything but a Muslim …

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=P91WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jusDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5556,211791




THE RACIST ‘ARAB LEAGUE’


Main victims: non-Arabs; Copts*, Africans* [it is even branded as a 'KKK'*], Kurds*, Berbers (Amazigh)*, Jews*, and –ironically enough– even “Palestinian” Arabs*.



Sudan democratic gazette: a newsletter for democratic pluralism: Issues 44-55 – 1994 – Pages 50, 120
Egyptian diplomacy moved in March to mislead the Arab world on Southern Sudan by pressing the Arab League to pass a resolution opposing the right to Self- determination of the people of Southern and the Nuba mountains. This is the first time that the Arab League has adopted a racist stance on what has previously been considered to be an internal Sudanese matter. As such, it marks the internationalisation of the conflict. The resolution was so racist… The resolution incites the Arab world to join Khartoum in its racial and religious war against the South. Egypt now appears prepared to commit its own resources to the war in Sudan… The Arab states are also members of the overtly racist Arab League of Nations which passed a resolution in March condemning any moves towards granting Self- determination for Southern Sudan…
http://books.google.com/books?id=4fcPAQAAMAAJ&q=%22racist+arab+league%22&dq=%22racist+arab+league%22



Arab League SG a “racist” says Darfur JEM, demands public apology … March 15, 2011 (WASHINGTON) – The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) today directed fierce criticism at the Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa over remarks he made last week in which he downplayed the gravity of the Darfur conflict compared to the evolving crisis in Libya.


The United Nations says that more than 300,000 people were killed and 2.7 million displaced in the eight-year conflict in Sudan’s Western region. Khartoum counters these figures saying no more than 10,000 perished.


“Darfur is no Libya. Darfur since years back the restive situation was a result of foreign interferences and exaggerations in evaluating the situation in Darfur. But we succeeded in recent years in putting the Darfur process on the negotiation table and now there are talks under the [auspices of the] United Nations and the African Union and the Arab League [hosted] by Qatar and there is progress, ” Moussa said in response to a question posed by a journalist on why the Arab League moved swiftly to ask the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to impose a No-Fly Zone over Libya to protect civilians and not in Darfur.
http://www.sudantribune.com/Arab-League-SG-a-racist-says,38296


Sudan Darfur rebel spokesman accuses Arab League of discrimination

Al-Sharq al-Awsat website, London – May 27, 2008

Sudan Darfur rebel spokesman accuses Arab League of discrimination
Text of report by Saudi-owned leading pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat website on 25 May [Reports from London by Mustafa Sirri and Cairo by Sawsan Abu-Hasan: "JEM Accuses the Arab League of Discriminating Among the Sudanese on the Basis of Colour and Ethnic Background"] The Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement [JEM] led by Dr Khalil Ibrahim has directed strongly-worded criticism at the Arab League, describing it as racist and saying that it…

http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=BBAB&d_place=BBAB&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=120EFB55D9BEB2C0&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM


BBC Monitoring International Reports : Sudan Darfur rebel spokesman accuses Arab League of discrimination
BBC Archive – May 27, 2008
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22strongly-worded+criticism+at+the+Arab+League,+describing+it+as+racist%22&tbs=nws:1,ar:1&source=newspapers


Germans Probing Anti-semitism

Spokane Daily Chronicle, Jan 14, 1960.
Several hundred demonstrated again in Paris last night against the signs of racism. Jacques Soustelle, French minister in charge of the Sahara, told the crowd that “the Arab league and pan-arabism are the source of the anti-semitic outbursts.”
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=86ASAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GvcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6946,3242302


Somalia: Racism at the Arab League
UK-LONDON-Mareeg.com
Somalia was a member of the Arab League since 1974, the same year Palestinian PLO joined the League.  Somalia is devastated by civil war since 1990′s and continues to hemorrhage. More than 750,000 Somalis lost their lives and more than 3.3 millions are homeless. The organization’s 21 Arab nations with the exception of Djibouti have failed to attempt a single reconciliation effort..
http://www.mareeg.com/fidsan.php?sid=14512&tirsan=3



Kurdistani intellectuals must unite now – lest history should repeat itself as a tragic farce! – Part I
KurdishMedia.com – By Dr Kamal Mirawdeli 24/09/2003 00:00:00
Part I
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Kurdistan and the Arab League…

The main reason that led to 11 September 1961 Kurdish revolt against the Iraqi state was that the Iraqi constitution in its second clause stated, “Iraq is a part of the Arab nation.” Accordingly Iraqi Arab state was keen to erase all traces of Kurdish nationalism and Kurdish identity. Iraq’s membership of the Arab League was and is an embodiment of this racist Arabism.

So what was the first achievement of Iraqi “Kurdish” foreign minister?

Moroccan Berbers Call for Independent Berber State, Say Arab League is “Racist”

In an interview with the liberal Berber website “Tamazgha,” Mustapha Berhouchi, president of the TADA umbrella group of Moroccan Berber organizations, said that the Berbers need a state of their own: “In a world where a fanatical Islam is looking to acquire nuclear capabilities, and faced with Europe’s hypocritical attitude, the Imazighen (i.e. Berbers), if they want to continue to exist as a people, have no choice but to acquire a state.”

In a separate statement, the CNCCOT, a Moroccan organization demanding official status for the Berber language in Morocco, called for a new secular and democratic constitution, guarantees of freedom of expression, and an end to Morocco’s membership in the Arab League: “The Moroccan authorities’ membership in illusory, phantom organizations like the Arab League is nothing but a waste of time and money… We demand that Morocco withdraw from the Arab League and from all the racist organizations of which it is a member.”

http://www.thememriblog.org/berbertest/blog_personal/en/806.htm





Did he, logically in the spirit of new democracy and openness, insist that Iraq is the country of Arabs and Kurds and cannot be a member of the Arab League unless the league changes its racist organisation and identity to allow the recognition not only of the Kurdish nation in Iraq and Syria but also of many other nations in Arab nation-states such as Amazighi nation, people of South Sudan, Druzes and Copts? The Arab League as a useless ideological racist Arabist institution has existed only to promote Arabism and Arab racism against colonised non-Arab nations. This league has a criminal record in supporting Iraqi Ba’thists’ genocide against our nation in Southern Kurdistan and supporting Syrian Ba’thists’ racist Arabising policies in Western Kurdistan.

http://www.kurdmedia.com/article.aspx?id=9285


Arab League and KKK are Two Faces for One Coin
By Elhadi Adam Elomda
Date: March 23, 2005


The KKK (Ku Klux Klan) is equivalent to the Arab League. This is because of the similarity and agreement of these two terrorist organizations’ goals. The KKK was founded to promote the white man’s superiority in the United States of America. It looks for the dominance of white men within political, economical, and cultural aspects in the USA. The KKK started to achieve its goals by strengthening the relations among the white men in the USA. However, the KKK used discriminative means against the minority black people in the USA in order to achieve its prospective goals. As a result, the back people and disheartened white people revolted against the KKK. Therefore, the KKK was disbanded in the 1940s although it changed its goals of hating the black people into love of white people. By the time the KKK was disbanded in the USA as a terrorist organization, another KKK was born.


This new KKK was born in a different area and has a dissimilar name from the former KKK. Yet, this new born KKK has similar goals to the former one. The newly formed KKK is named the Arab League. The Arab League was established in order to strengthen the political, economical, and cultural relations between its members. The league membership constituted of any independent Arab countries from any continent. Charter I states that “Any independent Arab state has the right to become a member of the League.”
http://www.sudaneseonline.com/earticle2005/mar23-57165.html


New French Party, Headed by Soustelle, Hits Arab League’s Racist Policy
October 19, 1960
PARIS, Oct. 18 (JTA) -
Sharp resolutions condemning the “racist policy” of the Arab League, and attacking President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic as “a dictator trying to provoke a world conflagration through his actions and propaganda.” were adopted here last night at a meeting of a newly emerging political party, the “Committee for Democratic Defense and Action.” The group is headed by Jacques Soustelle, former close associate of President Charles de Gaulle.

Another resolution adopted at the meeting called for “equal rights for Jews in Russia.”

M. Soustelle compared Nasser’s pan-Arab policy to “Hitlerism and nazism.” He affirmed strong opposition to the UAR’s candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, and requested that the French Government “oppose that candidacy with all available means.” Linking Nasserism with “the Kremlin’s subversive movement in Africa and Asia,” M. Soustelle told the meeting: “Nasser is threatening not only Middle East peace but world peace.”

Much significance was attached in political circles here to Soustelle’s pronouncement against Nasser and pan-Arabism, in view of the fact that the former top Gaullist lieutenant, dropped by President de Gaulle for pursuing a tough line against the Algerian rebels, is about to stage a political comeback. M. Soustelle is expected to announce formally tomorrow the launching of his new party as an active factor on the French political scene.
http://archive.jta.org/article/1960/10/19/3061487/new-french-party-headed-by-soustelle-hits-arab-leagues-racist-policy
Doming The “racist Policy” of the Arab League..
Canadian Jewish Chronicle – Oct 28, 1960
[p. 9]
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jO9OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZUwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6292,4107121

Official records: Proces-verbaux officiels / Nations unies, Conseil de securite, Volume 32 – Page 15 – United Nations. Security Council – 1977

They only have to look at the tortured existence of the small Jewish community of 4500 in Syria They can still recall … From an article signed by General Mustafa T’lass, the Syrian Defence Minister, in the official Syrian Army newspaper, Tishrin, dated 10 September 1976, I quote the following: “My Palestinian comrades, the Moslems of Lebanon have begun to hate you because you are interfering in their daily life and their personal liberty. What then is the aim of your liberation? Is your sublime target the massacre of Lebanon? Or perhaps your grand design was to slaughter the residents of the Semiramis Hotel in Damascus? You are mistaken, Palestinian comrades, because you arouse nothing but disgust among all honest Arab citizens . . .”. Then he goes on to state: “no regime will ever accept the illegal acts of the PLO within its borders”. That is a statement with which Israel, incidentally, is completely in accord and which reflects our position too.



So I say to Mr. Nuseibeh, please do not lecture us about Arab solicitude for Jews in Arab countries- especially you, the representative of a country whose citizenship law No. 6 of 4 February 1954 states in paragraph 3, subparagraph 3: “Any man will be a Jordanian subject … if he is not Jewish.” That is just another example of the inherent Arab racism. I would ask Mr. Nuseibeh not to lecture us on these matters. Why does he not meet the representatives of the Jewish refugees from Arab countries who have now organized themselves world-wide in order to press their claims against the Arab Governments? They will clarify for him in what circumstances they left the Arab countries.

http://books.google.com/books?id=8bwRAQAAMAAJ&q=%22arab+racism%22&hl=en



Atlas: Volume 3 – Page 8 – Atlas Communications., 1962

detect a connection between the Berlin crisis and Syria’s breakaway from what he calls the “so-called United pseudo- Arab Republic..



Boris Souvarine, whose devastating life of Stalin earned him an international reputation back in the 1930s, now suggests that Syria’s defiance of Egypt has set an example that mightier nations — notably the US — might well follow. Writing in he Flambeau (September- October), Souvarine observes:



Cairo’s sub-Hitler, the champion of Arab racism, surrounded by Nazi advisers, flooded with Soviet armaments, has hasd to resign himself to a fait accompli and beat a retreat…

http://books.google.com/books?id=3gkYAQAAMAAJ&q=%22arab+racism%22&hl=en

Egypt’s ‘racist’ cartoonists stand by their work
Jerusalem Report – May 1, 1997
… and mounting an ad-hoc exhibition of their work on the railings outside Arab League headquarters in Cairo on March 31. The 15 cartoonists stood firmly by the works they were displaying, explaining them to passersby… “This is our response to the recent Israeli provocation,” said cartoonist Raouf Ayad. “They say we are racists. Well, we are, as long as they make no concessions on the peace process.
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22arab+league%22+%22said+cartoonist+Raouf+Ayad.+%22They+say+we+are+racists.%22&tbs=nws:1,ar:1&source=newspapers
[http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/jrep/access/443698151.html?dids=443698151:443698151&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=May+01%2C+1997&author=E.+S.+McKee&pub=The+Jerusalem+Report&desc=Egypt’s+%60racist’+cartoonists+stand+by+their+work&pqatl=google]

The blessed human race: essays on reconsideration – Page 39 – George Jochnowitz – University Press of America, 2007 – 123 pages (ISBN 0761837337, 9780761837336)
Despite Israel’s lack of importance and despite the weakness of the moral charges against it, Israel is an outcast. Israeli nationalism — Zionism — has been declared racism. The Arab League enforces secondary and tertiary boycotts against Israel. Jews may not enter Saudi Arabia, except for American soldiers. Malaysia forbids the performance of “Jewish” music. This endless policy of boycott and non-recognition is officially the policy of most Arab states. Countries like Libya, Iraq or Saudi Arabia have never suggested that they would make peace if Israel did X or Y or Z. Their opposition to Israel, supported by leftists everywhere in the world, is one of permanent enmity. Since such a stance excludes the possibility of peace, it is implicitly genocidal and therefore radically evil.
http://books.google.com/books?id=E8hxSEnUb3YC&pg=PA39


Federation Blog
May 12, 2010 … The modern DFI movement began in earnest 2002 during the Second Intifada. It began with all intents and purposes at Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) with a high profile petition on these campus to divest from Israel. The DFI movement has its roots in the original Arab-League Boycott of Israel. This antecedent movement is unabashedly anti-semitic and racist, having started with a de facto boycott as early as 1922 against Jewish interests, not Israeli interests, 26 years prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. The Arab League Council formally instated a boycott on December 2, 1945: “Jewish products and manufactured goods shall be considered undesirable to the Arab countries”. That, might I remind you, is a little less than 3 years before the establishment of the State of Israel and 22 years before the “occupation” began following the 6-Day War in 1967.
The Arab-League Boycott and the modern DFI are not one in the same; however, they share the same ideological roots of racism and anti-Semitism towards anyone from Israel. During the initial years of the Arab-League Boycott, all products, whether made by Jew or Arab were boycotted…
http://www.jfedsrq.org/blog_archive.aspx?id=244&year=2010&month=5


Racism risk in calls for Israeli boycott | The Australian Sep 19, 2009 … Calls to boycott Israel are nothing new. The Arab League has boycotted Israel since its creation in 1948. The most recent international campaign for an academic boycott of Israel started in April 2002 following the Israeli invasion of Palestinian West Bank cities in response to the mass suicide bombing attacks on Israeli civilians in the previous month.
 … It is incongruous that many of the boycott proponents are of Jewish extraction. None of these figures seems to have considered that a boycott together with their inflammatory rhetoric (and fundamentalist anti-Zionism more generally) might provoke racist discrimination against Jews…
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/racism-risk-in-calls-for-israeli-boycott/story-e6frg6zo-1225776845035


The Palestinian lobby is heralding this as a success for their strategy of Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions, itself an extension of a racist Arab League boycott campaign against Jews that goes back (formally) to 1945 – years before the establishment of the Jewish State of Israel.
http://www.zionismontheweb.org/academic_boycott/spanish_ariel_college_boycott_solar_decathlon_spain/



The Story of Arab Apartheid

Posted by Ben-Dror Yemini Bio ↓ on Jun 3rd, 2011

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

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/03/the-story-of-arab-apartheid

The Arab Apartheid By Ben Dror Yemini -
Maariv
http://www.nrg.co.il/app/index.php?do=blog&encr_id=f2b4c1b55be76d1e6d7b777256ea0370&id=2428 [Hebrew]

(translated from Hebrew)
May 14, 2011

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YXt1QMxVyjbE_biHw9IAAi_SigLWLneI3QEJvQKsBQw/edit?hl=en



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The silence on ‘Arab racism’


Without future: the plight of Syrian Jewry – Page 7 – Saul S. Friedman – Praeger, 1989 – 146 pages

… threw a lance into the back of this Jew who could live in neither Christian Europe nor the Islamic Middle East. The prevailing wisdom among scholars of Middle Eastern history is to dismiss incidents of Arab racism as aberrational.

http://books.google.com/books?id=aMhtAAAAMAAJ&q=%22arab+racism%22&hl=en



The secret war against the Jews: how western espionage betrayed the Jewish people – Page 329 – John Loftus, Mark Aarons – Macmillan, Apr 28, 1997 – 658 pages

Still, he learned nothing from the Syrian scandal, nothing from his close calls with disaster. … The play closes where it began: a willingness to tolerate Arab racism for the sake of oil, an indifference to oil men’s deals with friendly dictators who inflict atrocities on the Jews. The “old spies” say that we have learned nothing,..

http://books.google.com/books?id=trU7nY-T-4EC&pg=PA329

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Arab Racism against Jews – in general [1920's - today]

Anti-Semitism in the Arab/Muslim World Arab Media Review

http://www.adl.org/main_as_arab.asp

Arab Anti-Semitism And the Arab-Israeli Conflict… For many years anti-Semitism in the Arab world was seen as a marginal issue.

http://www.adl.org/main_Arab_World/ArabAntisemitism_oped.htm

Poll: 90% of ME views Jews unfavorably Feb 9, 2010 … But Pew poll finds only 35% of Israeli Arabs express bad opinion of … a worrying picture of attitudes towards Jews in the Middle East. …

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=168176

The roots of Arab Anti-Semitism – By David Greenberg – Slate Magazine 31 Oct 2001 … Since Sept. 11, many Americans have been surprised by the prevalence and depth of anti-Semitism in the Arab world …

http://www.slate.com/id/2057949/

Racism and Middle East Politics
… As the Imam said, ‘Israel must be wiped off the map.’ — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as quoted by Aljazeera
Anger towards Israel by its Arab neighbors is out of proportion to Israel’s sins. What we are witnessing in the Middle East is anti-Semitism, not politics. It is Jew-hatred, not a dispute over borders or rights or Palestinian statehood. This present conflict is the direct result of
Arab racism and Arab intolerance.
As long as middle-eastern Arabs teach their children to hate Jews, there will be no lasting peace.

We who once held a similar disdain for black people should understand better than most what sort of challenges the Middle East faces. generations have been taught hatred.
Generations have been taught that Jews are not human beings. Generations have been taught that every piece of bad fortune has Jewish conspirators at its heart.
That sort of irrational racism can’t be eliminated by UN resolutions. It can only be reversed by sane and tolerant Arabs who are willing to speak out against their brothers.
And they better speak out soon…
I doubt that peace in the Middle East is possible. I doubt that an entire generation of Arabs will come to repent of their anti-Semitic hatred. Jews make useful whipping boys for the powerful but incompetent Arab leaders who can’t make the trains run on time, or provide decent lives for their citizens.
Until Hezbollah and Iran and Syria agree that Israel has a right to exist, and that Jews have a right to
live in peace, Israel needs the protection of the West against the Hitlerian plans of the powers that surround it. The West, which has learned a few hard lessons about the evils of racism, needs to come to Israel’s defense.
http://www.anotherthink.com/contents/beyond_the_shire/20060726_racism_and_middle_east_politics.html

MEMRI: Antisemitism Documentation Project 2276

http://www.memri.org/antisemitism.html

Arab and Muslim Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism – A Study… There is a problem of Arab anti-Semitism…

http://www.zionism.netfirms.com/ArabAntiZionism.htm

The case for Israel – by Alan M. Dershowitz – 2003 – History – 264 pages (page 101)
Again, the Arab goal was to kill as many civilians as possible, despite the fact that deliberately attacking civilian targets is a war crime…

http://books.google.com/books?id=Dunx_i1P6fMC&pg=PA101

Arab/Muslim Anti-Semitism Cyber encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture that covers everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism…

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/arabantoc.html

‘Arabs are taught hatred of Jews with mothers’ milk.’.. journo Brigitte Gabriel, Lebanese journalist Brigitte Gabriel: “universities teach hatred of Jews”-

Lecture at Columbia University – March 6 2005
Following is Lebanese TV journalist Brigitte Gabriel’s speech before the Columbia University Conference on the Middle East and Academic Integrity in New York City on March 6, 2005 -entitled: “Environments of Hate: Indoctrination in the Arab World and Propaganda Advocacy in Americas University Classrooms”

“I’m honored to bring Columbia a unique perspective concerning the academic freedom issue. I see similarities between the issue and my personal experiences growing up. I was raised in an Arabic society in Lebanon that took impressionable young minds and filled them with propaganda. Minds that were young and didn’t know any better.

I am an eyewitness and a victim of the indoctrination of hate education, racism, intolerance, intimidation and fabricated lies by my government and religious influences.

This indoctrination was for one purpose: To eradicate the newborn state of Israel; to foment hatred and wipe out Jewish presence in an Arab dominated world. For Arabs, the simple existence of Israel was viewed as a catastrophe…al nakbah!
This pan Arab hate indoctrination was a reaction to Jews returning to their homeland after Arabic and Islamic belief for 1400 years that the Yahuds were vanquished and subjugated as Dhimmi.
I believe hate motivated indoctrination fosters irrational thinking and faulty reasoning whether it influenced my education as a child in Lebanon or the ‘advocacy education’ that roils the classrooms here at Columbia university. This is the root cause, for the controversy swirling around several members of the Middle East Asia Languages Arts and Culture (MEALAC) faculty and their alleged intimidation of students and other faculty.

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/21693

The Mufti of Berlin
Arab-Nazi collaboration is a taboo topic in the West.
[September, 2009]

…the Palestinian wartime leader “was one of the worst and fanatical fascists and anti-Semites,” …. He intervened with the Nazis to prevent the escape to Palestine of thousands of European Jews, who were sent instead to the death camps. He also conspired with the Nazis to bring the Holocaust to Palestine. The mufti “invented a new form of Jew-hatred by recasting it in an Islamic mold,” according to German scholar Matthias Küntzel. The mufti’s fusion of European anti-Semtism—particularly the ”’genocidal”’ variety—with Koranic views of Jewish wickedness has become the hallmark of Islamists world-wide, from al Qaeda to Hamas and Hezbollah. During his time in Berlin, the mufti ran the Nazis’ Arab-language propaganda radio program, which incited Muslims in the Mideast to “kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion.” Among the many listeners was also the man later known as Ayatollah Khomeini, who used to tune in to Radio Berlin every evening, according to Amir Taheri’s biography of the Iranian leader. Khomeini’s disciple Mahmoud Ahmadinejad still spews the same venom pioneered by the mufti as do Islamic hate preachers around the world.

Muslim Judeophobia is not—as is commonly claimed—a reaction to the Mideast conflict but one of its main “root causes.” It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel’s creation.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574400532495168894.html

Never-ending Islamic Conspiracies… 20 Jan 2005 … African Muslims regularly accusing “Zionists” of spreading AIDS…They were told that the ‘Jews’ were behind the contamination of the vaccine which might cause Aids or infertility … In Iraq today, conspiracy theories are spreading fast and easy. Many even claim that Al-Zarwaqi is an invention of the American propaganda machine…. Arab countries also regularly host conferences where Holocaust deniers masquerading as historians claim to be able to “prove” there was no massacre of Jews by the Nazis during World War II. Whereas many Muslims worldwide praise Hitler for his services, yet almost in the same breath they deny the Holocaust as “a big illusion of the Jews”.. …Some popular theories gain credence no matter how far-fetched they seem, like conspiracy theories in the Arab world that claim Jews were behind the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia, and the U.S. is behind the SARS virus. Columnists in prominent Arab newspapers, including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, blamed the Madrid Spain bombings on the Jews. Indeed, the deputy editor of the Egyptian government daily Al-Gumhouriyya, wrote a March 18 2004 article accusing the Jews of perpetrating virtually every major terrorist attack throughout the world which westerners blame on Islamic extremists. Some have gone as far as to claim the CIA controls Osama bin Ladene …

http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/VernonRichards50120.htm

Israel, America and Arab Delusions.. In mid-January 1991, as the first bombs began to fall on Iraq, Saddam Husayn and his … An Imperialist Conspiracy . . . ? The notion that Zionism serves as a tool of the … It is an invention of their enemies, especially the British. …

http://www.danielpipes.org/205/israel-america-and-arab-delusions

9/11 Conspiracy Theories Take Root in Arab/Muslim World, 8 Sep 2006 … The outrageous lie about ‘Jewish involvement’ in the 9/11 attacks took off … it was Hezbollah’s television station al-Manar, six days after 9/11, …. Five Years Later, Anti-Semitic 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Live On …

http://www.adl.org/ADL_Opinions/Anti_Semitism_Arab/911_Conspiracies.htm

Muslim Conspiracy Theories, According to certain reports, there are over 200 Zionist troops in Iraq … that while conspiracy theories continue to be rampant in the Middle East, Arab …

http://www.jewishtoronto.net/page.html?ArticleID=69542

Najem Wali: The dictator’s orphans – signandsight, Iraqi-German writer Najem Wali feels that the Arab Writers Union has a problem or two. … collaboration with the “Zionist enemy” is an invention of the Arabic racist lexicon, …

http://www.signandsight.com/features/1160.html

The goal of Arabs is simple: to wipe out the state of Israel from the map and create the twenty-second Arab state. If anyone doubts me, just listen to what Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, told a reporter, Arianna Palazzi in 1970:

“The question of borders doesn’t interest us…From the Arab standpoint, we mustn’t talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean.

Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it…. The PLO is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call ‘Jordan’ is nothing more than Palestine.” Need I say more?

http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/667425?highlight

…by M Seiden
pseudo Arabist terminology where, for instance, the pejorative epithet “racist” applies to Jews alone…

http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/18324.pdf

Forum on the Jewish people, Zionism and Israel, Volumes 54-59 By World Zionist Organization. Information Dept, 1985 [Page 84]

…adoration of the “other” as such. It’s inverted scale of values a la Orwell’s 1984, is reflected in the selective use of pseudo Arabist terminology where, for instance, the pejorative epithet “racist” applies to Jews alone. Thus, while the encouragement of Arabe migration from Israel to the neighboring lands is vehemently condemned as worthy of a Hitler, the indiscriminate attack on Jews as Jews is glossed over in silence, if not actually condoned… empathy with the Palestinian Arab plight. In reality it betokens the pseudo-Arabist’s pathetic longing for no less than a racial transmutation.

http://books.google.com/books?id=7LssAQAAIAAJ&q=pseudo+Arabist+terminology

…the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Husseini,
exploited social discontent, nationalism and religion to incite the Arabs of
Palestine against the British and the Jews. His unscrupulous modus operandi and
his reliance on frequent assassinations precluded any serious political
opposition to his fascist rule. As a result of escalating Arab terrorism,
Nazi-Germany decided to support the Mufti and his movement. On July 15, 1937,
the Mufti told the German Consul-General in Jerusalem, W. Dohle, that the
Palestinian Arabs were united in their “sympathy for the new Germany”. But it
was not only the Mufti’s burgeoning relationship with Nazi-Germany that made his
ilk of fascism so dangerous. The Mufti’s views, deeply influenced by the Nazis
fascist ideology and his diplomatic initiatives quickly became the single
unifying political cause celebre of the entire Arab world. Throughout World War
II, Nazi propaganda praised the Arab terrorists as freedom fighters. In turn,
the Mufti and his followers did everything in their power to weaken Great
Britain in Palestine, the Middle East and North Africa.


During the years 1948-1967, pan-Arab ideologies were the rage of the Muslim
world. The Iraqi statesman, “Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz, a leading proponent of
conservative pan-Arabism, likened the position of the Arabs in Islam to that of
the Russians in world communism. The radical strain of pan-Arabism, however,
became far more influential than its conservative counterpart.
http://ff.org/centers/cnsd/opeds/11820070259_radvanyi.html


Both pan-Arabism and pan-Islamic ideologies looked to Hitler’s Germany as a model Haj Amin al-Husseini expressed his admiration for the way the Germans have definitively solved the “Jewish problem”
http://www.science.co.il/arab-israeli-conflict/Articles/Ettinger-2003-08-16.asp

Radical Islamic Jihad and pan-Arabism in its violent form find a common root
in Amin Al Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
http://tellthechildrenthetruth.com/amin_en.html


CMIP – CENTER FOR MONITORING THE IMPACT OF PEACE: REPORTS [the sense of]
Arabism is firmly established in (Arab racist textbooks) Israel is depicted as
an alien entity that Imperialism has planted in the midst of the Arab homeland
in order to crush the Arabs. Hence, it is both illegitimate and artificial.

http://www.edume.org/reports/6/5.htm 


the Mufti …Husseini’s pan-Arabist, pan-Islamist character
http://www.sullivan-county.com/id4/green_nazis.html


THE GRAND MUFTI OF JERUSALEM AND THE NAZIFICATION OF THE ARAB WORLD Mufti
influenced pan-Arabists continue to wage war against non-Islamic nations and
peoples… Amin el-Husseini imported his views on pan-Arabism into Palestine
upon his return …. the Arab League, which is based on the principle of
pan-Arabism. …
http://www.shalomjerusalem.com/mohammedism/mohammedism21.html

When Islamic Radicalism, Fascism and Arab Nationalism Collide: Haj Amin al-Husseini  …Husseini is a perfect manifestation of how jihadists, violent Arab nationalists and fascists collide. It is also another tragic example of an Arab leader …
http://www.faoa.org/journal/HajjHusseini.html

Islamic terrorism linked to Nazi fascists Aug 15, 2006 … They based it in Croatia and called it the Handzar Muslim Division, but it was to become the core of Hitler’s new army of Arab fascists that …
http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/duncan/060815


Satia Al-Husri spawned a whole generation of men who advocated violence. One example is Sami Shawkat who is famous for his 1933 speech “Sina’at al-Mawt” (manufacture of death) in which he rationalizes mass violence and war as the way to achieve Arab aspirations. Tragically, this speech was widely distributed in Arab schools and in Iraq in particular. It is interesting that Shawkat teaches that “force is the soil which sprouts the seeds of truth”. Although not widely known, Shawkat was a main force in the organization of the Futuwwa Youth Organization – a movement modeled directly after the Nazi Hitler Youth Movement. The Futuwwa set the pace for future Arab chauvinist movements, such as the B’aath party of Iraq and today’s followers of Bin Laden. It is interesting to note that Shawkat’s ideas became somewhat too hot to handle, even for the pan-Arabists – Satia Al-Husri later disowned Sami Shawkat.


It is worth noting that Sami Shawkat’s brother, Naji, who by 1941 was a member of the Arab committee in Iraq (which had absorbed the Futuwwa), gave Franz von Papen (a high ranking German official of Nazi Germany in 1941) a letter which actually congratulated Hitler for the brutality that he inflicted upon the Jews.
http://www.venusproject.com/ecs/aFarrokhArab.html


The terror behind Iraq’s Jewish exodus

Julia Magnet Last Updated: 10:39AM BST 28 Apr 2003

“In Baghdad, there are only 30 Jews left. Thirty. You can count them.”

…As he weeps, his wife gestures at the television set in the corner of the sitting-room, where they are constantly flicking between al-Jazeera, Sky and Fox.

“It’s because we are watching this all the time,” she says. “It came back.” Their old life has invaded their clean London sitting-room, and all the memories of persecution in Baghdad are flooding back – “like a dream”.

It wasn’t always a hard life. In the 1920s, Baghdad was 40 per cent Jewish: Jews made up the largest single community in the city and controlled up to 95 per cent of business.

The first finance minister of the country – established after the First World War, when the British drew up new borders – was a Jew, as was the justice minister. And when the British imported King Faisal I to Iraq, in 1921, one of his first visits was to the leaders of the Jewish community.

As late as 1948, after Israel’s war of independence, there were still about 150,000 to 180,000 Jews in Iraq. Now there are between 30 and 40 left in the entire country. In 50 years, one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world has all but vanished.

Within the borders of Iraq, of course, is the city of Babylon, where the Jews came after their first exile from Jerusalem in 587bc. Iraq is also the birthplace of Abraham. Islam arrived only when the Arabs invaded in ad641 – more than 1,000 years after the Jews had first settled.
… “In the first half of the 20th century,” he says, “there was a sense in which Baghdad was a Jewish city: we were the educated, the middle classes.”

[...] Sadly, what this couple remember is only an interlude: the persecution of the Jews had started 20 years before. In June 1941, there was the Farhud – or pogrom – during which “the mob wreaked havoc”, recalls Kahtan.

“For two days, they killed Jews in the streets, kidnapped girls, raped them, killed them and mutilated the bodies. They burned property, looted houses – it’s estimated that about 600 Jews were killed in those two days.”

For Jews born later, such as the Edgware couple, the public hangings of Jewish teenagers in 1969 and the omnipresence of the secret police are fresher memories. But their insistence on the “nice life” of the past echoes a pattern set long before.

… In the Thirties, the rise of pan-Arab nationalism coincided with the second King Faisal’s admiration of the Nazis.

By 1936, says Sylvia Kedourie, widow of the eminent Middle Eastern scholar Elie Kedourie, there were “episodes of Jews being killed in the streets that led to a growing sense of insecurity”. Meanwhile, Zionism was on the rise, and though the Iraqi Jews were hardly Zionists, many Arabs began to see them as hostile, intent on conquering Arab territory.

The Nazi agenda crystallised Arab anti-semitism. On April 3, 1941, the rabidly pro-Nazi Rashid Ali, a former prime minister, with a group of similarly inclined politicians and army officers, staged a coup against Faisal II. Rashid Ali’s aim was to root out British influence and ally Iraq with the Nazis.

His new “government” declared war on Britain, and was promptly defeated. On May 31, Rashid Ali fled. But his soldiers and policemen, inflamed by Nazi ideas, started the Farhud – aided by the Arab mob. Although the British Army was stationed outside Baghdad, it waited for two days before stopping the massacre: “They didn’t want to wound Iraqi pride,” says Kahtan.

“I was a very young child at the time, but certain things are imprinted on your mind. On the first day, the mob came to our door to do their business. The house was rented from a Muslim neighbour, of the old generation, and he came down with his rifle, shot in the air, and said: ‘These people are under my protection; anyone who lifts a finger will be dead’ – and he drove them off. [...] “When the whole question of the partition of Palestine came up,” says Dr Zubaida, “all the Arab countries sent armies to Palestine, including Iraq. This generated a kind of hysteria, and then Jews who were prominent in public life started being sacked and students in higher education started being expelled.”

Kahtan was 10 in 1948, when the state of Israel was declared. The son of his Muslim neighbour – the one who had saved his family – called him into his house.

“He was 19. He showed me a map and said: ‘Today, seven armies are going to attack Israel, kill all the Jews and throw the survivors into the sea.’ Now, that was the son – you see what a change of mentality had taken place. I’ll leave it to your imagination to think what change of mentality has taken place between 1948 and now.”

It doesn’t take much. In 1949, a court of law falsely accused Safiq Adas, one of Iraq’s most prominent Jewish businessmen, of selling arms to Israel. The charge was ridiculous: Adas sold scrap metal to Italy.

He protested his innocence and refused to pay the bribes that might have saved his life. Although he had some of the best lawyers in Iraq, his defence was not allowed to call witnesses. He was hanged in front of his house as his wife and children watched. His Muslim partner was never charged and continued the business.

This, Elie Kedourie has written, was the moment when the Jews realised the full extent of their vulnerability: they were no longer under the protection of the law and there was now little difference between the mob and Iraqi court justice. Everyone I spoke to mentioned Safiq Adas’s “trial”. [...]

His escape on a smuggler’s boat, like all those in the 1960s and 70s, was organised by Israeli agents who mapped out the routes, paid the necessary bribes and met the refugees in Iran. “Israel was paying to save the Jews,” Kahtan said. “I owe my life to the state of Israel.”

After the Six-Day War, the Iraqi government took its revenge on the few thousand Jews left in Baghdad. The woman in Edgware recalls: “They started putting young people – youngsters of 16 years old – on trial, just because they were Jews.

“They would just catch them in the streets – whomever they could find – and take them to prison. Then they would torture them and put them on trial as spies.

“And they hanged them in the main square of Baghdad. People were dancing around the gallows there, dancing and celebrating, distributing sweets. ‘What a big day, what a happy day’, catching the Jews and hanging them.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/1427687/The-terror-behind-Iraqs-Jewish-exodus.html


The silent exodus of Jewish refugees from Muslim lands




Here is the trailer for the superb filmmaker Pierre Rehov‘s Silent Exodus. Silent Exodus was selected at the International Human Rights Film Festival of Paris in 2004 and presented at the UN Geneva Human Rights Annual Convention that same year.


Here is a summary of the film:


In 1948 nearly one million Jews lived in Arab lands. But In barely twenty years, they have become forgotten fugitives, expelled from their native lands, forgotten by history and where the victims themselves have hidden their fate under a cloak of silence.

A people whom legend have always associated with “wandering” many of these Jews from Arab lands had lived there for thousands of years and accepted their fate, through good times and bad times.


But 1948, the beginning of their exodus, also saw the birth of the State of Israel.


And, while the Arab armies were preparing to invade the young refugee-country, the survivors of the Shoah were piling up in rickety boats. Meanwhile a few hundred thousand Arabs from Palestine were getting ready to flee their homes, convinced that they would return as winners and conquerors.


Soon – by a terrible twist of fate they, as well, began to fill up refugee camps and passed on their refugee status to new generations.


The Jews, however, did not receive refugee status.


They had just rediscovered the land of their birthright.


And if they came from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq or from Yemen, if they had lost everything, even their relatives and their cemeteries, they were ready to rebuild their lives in the West and for many – in Israel – and try to forget their past.


Without ever asking for compensation or the right of return, or even wishing that their story be told…



And here also is an illuminating article on the subject by Magdi Cristiano Allam, “The Arabs Without the Jews: Roots of a Tragedy” (translated from Italian by Lyn and Lawrence Julius):


Israel is the keeper of a mutilated Arab identity, the repository for the guilty consciences of the Arab peoples, the living witness to a true history of the Arab countries, continuously denied, falsified and ignored.

Seeing Pierre Rehov’s documentary film ‘The Silent Exodus’ about the expulsion and flight of a million Sephardi Jews helped me gain a better understanding of the tragedy of a community that was integral and fundamental to Arab society. Above all it has revealed to me the very essence of the catastrophe that befell it, a catastrophe which the mythical Arab nation has never once called into question. In a flash of insight I could see that the tragedy of the Jews and the catastrophe of the Arabs are two facets of the same coin. By expelling the Jews who were settled on the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean centuries before they were arabised and islamised, the Arabs have in fact begun the lethal process of mutilating their own identity and despoiling their own history. By losing their Jews the Arabs have lost their roots and have ended up by losing themselves.


As has often happened in history, the Jews were the first victims of hatred and intolerance. All the “others” had their turn soon enough, specifically the Christians and other religious minorities, heretical and secular Muslims and finally, those Muslims who do not fit exactly into the ideological framework of the extreme nationalists and Islamists. There has not been a single instance in this murky period of our history when the Arab states have been ready to condemn the steady exodus of Christians, ethnic-religious minorities, enlightened and ordinary Muslims, while Muslims plain and simple have become the primary victims of Islamic terror.


Underlying the Arab ‘malaise’ is an identity crisis that neither Nasserist nor Ba’athist pan-Arabism, nor the Islamism of the Saudi Wahabis, the Muslim Brotherhood, Khomeini and Bin Laden has been able to solve. It’s a contagious identity crisis, spreading to and taking hold of the Arab and Muslim communities in the West.


I remember that around the mid-1970s the Arab exam in civic education taken in both state and public schools in Egypt defined Arab identity thus: “the Arabs are a nation united by race, blood, history, geography, religion and destiny.” This was a falsification of an historical truth based on ethno-religious pluralism, an ideological deception aimed at erasing all differences and promoting the theory of one race overlapping with a phantom Arab nation in thrall to unchallengeable leaders. It was directly inspired by Nazi and fascist theories of racial purity and supremacy which appealed to the leadership and ideologues of pan-Arabism and Islamism. It is no wonder that in this context Manichean Israel is perceived as a foreign body to be rejected, a cancer produced by American imperialism to divide and subjugate the Arab world.


The historical truth is that the Middle Eastern peoples, in spite of their arabisation and islamisation from the 7th century onward, continued to maintain a specific identity reflecting their indigenous and millenarian ethnic roots – cultural, linguistic, religious and national. The Berbers, for example, who constitute half the population of Morocco and a third of that of Algeria, have nothing or very little in common with the Bedouin tribes at the heart of Saudi or Jordanian society. When in 1979 Egypt was sidelined from the Arab League for signing a peace treaty with Israel President Sadat restored its Pharaonic Egyptian identity which he proudly contrasted with its Arabness. Here was an isolated but significant attempt to recapture an indigenous identity – advertising historical honesty and political liberation while saying ‘enough is enough’ to rampant lies and demagogy. Before the screening of the ‘Silent Exodus’ in the Congress Hall in Milan, a gentleman in his Seventies came up to me and said, in perfect Egyptian dialect: “I am a Jew from Alexandria. I have recently been in Tunisia and Algeria. I have to say that people there are not like us, they don’t have the sense of irony that distinguishes us Egyptians.” I smiled and replied that indeed, the Egyptians have a reputation as jokers. They are capable of laughing at anything, including themselves.


What struck me was the “us” – “us Egyptians”: even if we were both Italian citizens, he a Jew and I a Muslim. It reminded me that just after the 1967 defeat, I discovered by complete accident that the girl I was in love with – we both were 15 – was Jewish. For me she was a girl like any other. But for the police who submitted me to intensive interrogation she was a ‘spy for Israel’ and I was her accomplice.


In fact ‘the Silent Exodus’ testifies that anti-Semitism and the pogroms against the Jews of the Middle East preceded the birth of the state of Israel and the advent of ideological pan-Arabism and pan-Islamism. It infers that hatred and violence against the Jews could originate in an ideological interpretation of the Koran and the life of the prophet Muhammed taken out of context.


It would be a mistake to generalise and not to take into account that for long periods coexistence was possible between the Muslims, Christians and Jews of the Middle East, at a time when in Europe the Catholic Inquisition was repressing the Jews and when the Nazi Holocaust was trying to exterminate them. In the same way, one cannot ignore Israel’s responsibility together with Arab leaders in the emergence of the drama of millions of Palestinian refugees and the unresolved question of a Palestinian state.


The fact remains that of the million Jews who at the end of 1945 were an integral part of the Arab population, only 5,000 remain. These Arab Jews, expelled or who fled at a moment’s notice, have become an integral part of the Israeli population. They continue to represent a human injustice and an historical tragedy. Above all, they are indicative of an Arab civil and identity catastrophe. That is why to recognise the wrongs committed towards the Arab Jews – as the maverick Libyan leader colonel Gaddafi has recently done – by objectively rediscovering their past and millenarian roots, by finding again their tolerant and plural history and by totally and sincerely reconciling themselves with themselves, the Arabs could free themselves from the ideological obscurantism which has relegated them to the most basic level of human development and has changed the region into the most problematic and confict-ridden on earth.

http://www.pierrerehov.com/exodus.htm

Roughly half of Israel’s 5 million Jews are Jewish refugees from Arab countries or their descendants, and they received no humanitarian aid from the United Nations. To this day, the Arab states have refused to pay any compensation to the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were forced to abandon their property before fleeing their homelands. Israel has consequently maintained that any agreement to compensate the Palestinian refugees must also include Arab compensation for Jewish refugees

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

IsraCast: MIDDLE EAST REFUGEES – PALESTINIAN & JEWISH
Friday, March 14, 2008

Irwin Cotler: ‘There In No Moral Or Legal Basis For The Demand That Palestinian Refugees Be Allowed To Return To State Of Israel’
Some One Million Jewish Refugees Were Forced To Flee Arab Countries Compared With An Estimated 550,000 Palestinian Refugees’

‘Arab League Decision To Reject Partition Plan Of 1947 And Declare War On Nascent Jewish State Was Responsible For Both Jewish & Palestinian Refugees’

http://www.isracast.com/article.aspx?id=906

In The House Of Ishmael: A history Of The Jews In Muslim Land, By Martin Gilbert

Independent – Robert Irwin – ‎Dec 2, 2010

The paradox is that violent Arab racism and paranoia helped populate Israel. Gilbert has so much material and such a strong case that it should not have …
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/in-the-house-of-ishmael-a-history-of-the-jews-in-muslim-land-by-martin-gilbert-2149550.html

The Middle East: Abstracts and index: Part 1
Library Information and Research Service – 2000 – Page 541

The Palestinian refugees who were ‘displaced by the fortunes of war after 1948 have no significance: lots of peoples …Finally, the order that all Palestinian flee Israel absolves Jews of any responsibility to those whose lands they now inhabit. By contrast, the Arabs brutalized the Jews who lived in Arab countries, as in the destruction of Iraqi Jewish community that had survived every force for centuries, collapsing only in the face of Arab racism.
http://books.google.com/books?&id=YJ9tAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22arab+racism%22+-anti-arab

A lethal obsession: anti-semitism from antiquity to the global Jihad – Robert S. Wistrich – (Random House, Inc.) 2009 – 1184 pages – (ISBN 1400060974) p. 887
Today, apart from Morocco (fewer than ten thousand Jews) and the Tunisian island of Jerba, the Arab Middle East is almost completely judenrein except, of course, for the State of Israel.
…The mass exodus of Sephardic, mainly Arabic-speaking, Jews was by no means an inevitable by-product of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It was far more of a conscious act of ethnic cleansing by the Arab world than the flight of Palestinians from Israel in 1948. The “Palestine question” acted primarily as a catalyst for accelerating the preexisting long-term trends of decolonization, modernization, and Arab nationalism that engulfed many Christian and long- established Jewish communities in the Arab world. From the beginning of the 1930s the dominant strands of Arab nationalism turned increasingly anti-Zionist and anti- Semitic, leaving little place for Jews or other non-Muslim minorities in the Arab world. As a result, Jews became more and more aware of their acute vulnerability—a condition that was reinforced as Arab nationalist leaders turned to Nazi and fascist models for their inspirations…

http://books.google.com/books?id=Lzs48d3tudsC&pg=PT887

The war of ideas: Jihad against democracy – Page 32 – Walid Phares – Macmillan, 2008, ISBN: 023060255X – 266 pages

In a global comparison, the evolution of Pan-Arabism (Baathism being one of its emanations) has resembled German national socialism and Italian Fascism more than French, British, and Italian liberal nationalisms. For Arab nationalism, like the movements led by Hitler and Mussolini, based itself on cleansing its national territory of ethnic minorities and did not recognize any other nationality within its imaginary Lebensraum.

http://books.google.com/books?id=KQ2g7DJNvogC&pg=PA32

Republic of fear: the politics of modern Iraq – Kanan Makiya – (University of California Press, 1998) Page 48
The two main outbreaks of anti-Semitism in modern Iraqi politics (1941, 1967-70) are both firmly associated with the ascendancy of pan-Arabism; attacks on the Jewish community have not come from the Communist party, Iraqi nationalist currents, or even the traditional confessional leaders.

http://books.google.com/books?id=MBSNs4sIYn0C&pg=PA48

Iraqi Author Dr. Rashid Al-Khayoun: Iraqi Jews Were Driven Out of the Country by Pan-Arab Extremists, Led By Nazi Ally Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini
http://www.memri.org/index.php/?Page=subjects&Area=antisemitism&ID=IA19804
Video
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2312.htm


Recognising the Jewish ‘Nakba’

Acknowledging the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab countries written out of history’could be the key to Middle East peace

Lyn Julius guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 25 June 2008 09.00 BST Article history

This week, before an audience of peers and MPs, an 80-year-old Jewish refugee named Sarah told the story of her traumatic departure in 1956 in the wake of the Suez crisis. Her husband lost his job. Taken ill, she had remained behind in Egypt with her new baby, while he left to look for work in Europe. She departed with nothing ‘ along with 25,000 other Jews expelled by Nasser and forced to sign a document pledging that they would never return. In a final act of spite, the customs officers ransacked her suitcase and even her baby’s carrycot.

Sarah was speaking at a House of Lords briefing as part of the Justice for Jews from Arab Countries congress. JJAC, an international coalition of 77 organisations, is holding its inaugural congress in London, and aims to highlight the neglected rights of (according to indisputable UN figures) 856,000 Jewish refugees like Sarah.

The exodus began 60 years ago when Arab states, hell-bent on crushing the new state of Israel militarily, also turned on their peaceful Jewish communities. Street violence killed over 150 Jews. Within 10 years, more than half the Jews had fled or been expelled, following discriminatory legislation , extortion, arrests, internment and executions. Those who remained became subjugated, political hostages of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Today 99.5% – all but 4,500 – have gone. As the historian Nathan Weinstock has observed, not even the Jews of 1939 Germany had been so thoroughly “ethnically cleansed”.

The displacement of Jews from Arab countries was not just a backlash to the creation of Israel and the Arabs’ humiliating defeat. The “push” factors were already in place. Arab League states drafted a law in November 1947 branding their Jews as enemy aliens. But non-Muslim minorities, historically despised as dhimmis with few rights, were already being oppressed by Nazi-inspired pan-Arabism and Islamism. These factors sparked the conflict with Zionism, and drive it to this day.

The Jewish “Nakba” – Arabic for “catastrophe” ‘ not only emptied cities like Baghdad (a third Jewish); it tore apart the cultural, social and economic fabric in Arab lands. Jews lost homes, synagogues, hospitals, schools, shrines and deeded land five times the size of Israel. Their ancient heritage – predating Islam by 1,000 years ‘ was destroyed.

The Jewish state, which struggled to take in 600,000, many of them stateless, is both a response to Arab antisemitism, and the legitimate political expression of an indigenous Middle Eastern people. Half Israel’s Jewish population is descended from refugees from Arab and Muslim lands.

Arab governments have never admitted committing mass violations of Jewish human and civil rights, much less apologised or offered restitution. Over 120 UN resolutions deal with the 711,000 Palestinian refugees; not one refers to the greater number of Jewish refugees. Although peace initiatives have been worded to refer generically to the “refugee problem”, Jewish and Arab, Israel has been reluctant to politicise the Jewish refugee issue, having successfully integrated them as full citizens: Arab denial has thus conspired with Israeli silence to airbrush Jewish refugees out of the picture, leading to obfuscation, distortion and decontextualisation.

This April, JJAC scored a major success, however, when the US House of Representatives adopted its first resolution (pdf) on Jewish refugees; future resolutions mentioning Palestinian refugees must refer explicitly to Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

The resolution is about recognition, not restitution, although Jewish losses have been quantified at twice Palestinian losses. Such resolutions could lead to a peace settlement by recognising that there were victims on both sides. Thus justice for Jews is not just a moral imperative, but the key to reconciliation.

Moreover, a major hurdle to peace could be removed if the Palestinian “right of return” were counterbalanced by the Jewish right not to return to Arab tyrannies, recognising a de facto population exchange of roughly equal numbers.

The Jewish refugees, who spent up to 12 years in Israeli ma’abarot (transit camps), could also serve as a model for the resettlement (in host Arab countries or an eventual Palestinian state) of Arab refugees languishing in camps.

Meanwhile, awareness of the “Jewish Nakba” is growing: a Libyan Jew who fled in fear of her life has addressed the UN Human Rights Council. Jewish refugees were mentioned at Westminster and discussed on BBC radio. In the US, Canada and at the European parliament, the campaign for justice is steaming ahead.

At Tuesday’s briefing, Sarah will be testifying to the fact that two sets of refugees emerged from the Arab-Israeli conflict. The UK will be urged to look at what role it could usefully play in seeking to resolve issues affecting all Middle East refugees. Fifty-two years ago, Sarah rejoined her husband in England; they rebuilt their lives and put Egypt behind them. This does not mean that she should be denied justice.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jun/25/middleeast.middleeastthemedia



A Backgrounder of the Nazi Activities in North Africa and the Middle East During the Era of the Holocaust

 

Key issues the reader should note: 1. The Islamic leadership (vis-à-vis the Mufti) did in fact have a significant relationship with the German government during the era of the Holocaust. 2. Pro-Nazi sentiment often resulted in grave consequences against the Jews in Arab countries during the Holocaust. 3. The Germans influenced the Arabs resulting in incitement that led to attacks against Jews in Arab cities during the Holocaust. 4. The Mufti promoted the idea to the Nazis of destroying the Jews before they could escape to Palestine. 5. The Axis powers persecuted Jews in North Africa during the Holocaust… 

 

• Bernard Lewis states: “We know that within weeks of Hitler’s coming to power in 1933, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem got in touch with the German consul general in Jerusalem, Doctor Heinrich Wolff, and offered his services.” 1 There, the Mufti spoke approvingly of the Nazi’s Jewish policies, particularly of the anti-Jewish boycott in Germany.

 

A Pan-Arab Committee established at Baghdad in the Spring of 1933 approached Fritz Grobba, the German Ambassador to Iraq, two years later with proposals for closer ties and cooperation.

 

• Hitler’s Mein Kampf was translated into four different Arabic translations and circulated between 1933-1939 in Beirut, Baghdad, Cairo and Berlin.

 

• In the first few months of WWII, shops in the towns of Syria would frequently show posters with Arabic sayings: “In heaven God is your ruler, on earth Hitler.” In the streets of Aleppo… Damascus a popular verse in a local dialect said: “No more ‘Monsieur’, no more ‘Mister’-God in heaven, on earth Hitler!”
http://www.paulbogdanor.com/holocaust/mideast.pdf

 


Nazi Hatred Dwells in the Arab World
By Shelomo Alfassa   February 23, 2007

 

…Although the Allies killed Nazi troops, destroyed their buildings, burned Nazi books, and even the fact that German Fuehrer killed himself, the Nazi spirit lived on. This spirit of Jew hatred was brought into the Arab world by Amin Al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

 

The relationship between Amin Al-Husseini and the Third Reich was strengthened when the Mufti visited the German Consul General at Jerusalem in 1937. After that, he met with Eichmann when he visited Palestine. This was when the Nazis were examining the possibility of deporting German Jews to Palestine. It has been reported that based on war-crimes testimony and the Eichmann trial transcripts, Eichmann and the Mufti enjoyed a close relationship. The Mufti would soon become the spiritual leader of the Islamic legions that were trained by-and-for the Nazis.

 

The rise of Hitler to power in 1933 marked a turning point in the new mufti?s activities. He sent a cable of congratulations to the Nazi leader and expressed support for the Jewish boycott in Germany. Soon after Hitler’s Mein Kampf was translated into four different Arabic translations and circulated between 1933-1939 in Beirut, Baghdad, Cairo and Berlin. In the first few months of WWII, shops in the towns of Syria would frequently show posters with Arabic sayings: “In heaven God is your ruler, on earth Hitler.” In the streets of Aleppo, Homs and Damascus a popular verse in a local dialect said: “No more ‘Monsieur’, no more ‘Mister’-God in heaven, on earth Hitler!”

 

Anti-Jewish feeling continued to mount in the Middle East during the 1930s, as the Fascist and Nazi regimes and doctrines made increasing sense to many Arab nationalists. King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia sought German arms and contacts and was favorably received. Various delegations of Syrians and Iraqis attended the Nrnberg party congresses, and there were several different Arabic translations of Mein Kampf. Both the German and Italian regimes were active in propaganda in the Arab world, and there was much pro-German sentiment in Egypt.

 

Anti-Semitic elements seized upon the Palestine problem and Arab Revolt of
1936-1939 to portray international Jewry, including the Jews of the Maghrib, in a negative way to the Muslims, many of whom expressed solidarity with the Palestinian Arabs against Zionism and the British Authorities in the Mandate. Nazi propaganda broadcasts from Berlin and Stuttgart, as well as broadcasts from fascist Italy, added fuel to the ongoing anti-Jewish campaigns.

 

As part of the new, tough policy against Arab violence, the British dismissed Al-Husseini from his post as head of the Supreme Moslem Council. Fearing arrest, on October 12, 1937, the grand mufti donned disguise and fled to Lebanon, where the French gave him asylum. During 1937, Damascus was center for anti-Jewish activities. During this same year, a Nazi delegation went to Syria where a symbiosis was developed that would lead to intensified anti-Jewish sentiment, especially among both German and Arab youth.

 

Nazi Germany started transmitting in Arabic for the first time in April 1938. Germany thus became an Italian radio surrogate, providing a new programming dimension by the addition of anti-Jewish and anti-British themes broadcast by several prominent Arab exiles, including Rashid Ali El-Ghailani, an ex-prime minister of Iraq, and the Mufti, Al-Husseini.

 

The Mufti developed a world headquarters in Germany. In an office in Berlin, his activities included: 1. radio propaganda; 2. espionage and fifth column activities in the Middle East; 3. organizing Muslims into military units in Axis-occupied countries and in North Africa and Russia; and 4. establishment of the Arab Legions and the Arab Brigade. These groups were trained by the Nazis and used by them. The Mufti’s radio broadcasts were some of the most violent pro-Axis broadcasts ever produced. He had at least six stations, Berlin, Zeissen, Bari, Rome, Tokyo and Athens. He used these radio broadcasts to tell Muslims across the world to commit acts of sabotage and kill the Jews.

 

Hitler had made it clear that the project of killing Jews was by no means confined to Europe. As he explained to the Mufti, “his hopes of military victory in Africa and the Middle East would bring about the destruction of Jews in the Arab World.” In November of 1941 Hitler informed the Mufti at a meeting in Berlin that he intended to kill every Jew living in the Arab world, including those in Palestine as well as “Syria, Iraq, Iran, the Arabian peninsula, Egypt, and French Northwest Africa.” Hitler asserted that, in the event of a German advance into the Middle East, the German objective would be the “destruction” of “Judaism” in Palestine.

 

During 1941, in Mosul, Iraq, pro-Nazi Arab activists continued to propagandize against Jews. In Baghdad, when the war film For Freedom showed in cinemas, audiences cheered Hitler and booed Churchill. Leaflets circulated: “Rashid Ali, the Leader of all the Arabs, is returning with ropes and gallows to hang a number of criminal Jews, Christian traitors and other enemies of Islam.”

 

October 5, 1943, the Mufti arrived in Frankfort, Germany visiting the Research Institute on the Jewish Problem where he declared that Arabs and Germans were, “Partners and allies in the battle against world Jewry.” The Mufti beamed radio sermons to the Balkans, the countries of North Africa, and the Muslims in India. Arabs in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq and Egypt were called upon for Jihad against the British, these statements included the suggestion Muslims could “save their souls by massacring the Jewish infidels” they came across.

 

In a letter to Himmler, dated September 28, 1944, General Berger of the Waffen S.S. reported: “Today the Mufti came to see me for a long talk. He talked about his work and noted happily that the day is nearing he will head an army to conquer Palestine.” It was during this same year that the Mufti developed an Arab Brigade in 1944 that included Arabs trained in Holland by the Germans.

 

It was said the Mufti even visited Auschwitz and Maldanek. In both of these death camps, he paid close attention to the efficiency of the crematorium, spoke to the leading personnel and was generous in his praise for those who were reported as particularly conscientious in their work. He was on friendly terms with such notorious practitioners of the “Final Solution” as Rudolf Hess, the overlord of Auschwitz; Franz Zeireis of Mauthausen; Dr. Seidl of Theresienstadt; and Kramer, the butcher of Belsen.

 

After VE Day, May 8, 1945, Nazi officials were prepared to allow Jews to be diverted from concentration camps and even let children go to Palestine via “illegal” ships — all in exchange for cash. Yet, Al-Husseini insisted they get dispatched to concentration camps. That same year, liberated Yugoslavia sought to indict the Mufti as a war criminal for his activities in Bosnia, but with help from the Nazi SS, the Mufti had already escaped Germany with other members of his clan.”

 

While it is easy to reinvent history, it is not easy to overlook original first hand documents, tens of thousands which show the Mufti of Jerusalem in bed with Hitler. As Dr. Bernard Lewis of Princeton University recently said, “The Nazi propaganda impact was immense. We see it in Arabic memoirs of the period….”

 

The fierce anti-Jewish hatred that was exacerbated by the Mufti in the Islamic world, fueled by the German war machine, continues to resonate today throughout the Arab and Persian world. Incitement, instituted decades earlier, remains a root cause of anti-Semitism as well as the reason for hostility toward the State of Israel after its formation. This is the reason why over 900,000 Jewish people, born in Arab counries, were made refugees after 1948. Simply, because while the Nazis were destroyed and the Holocaust ended, the intense hostility instituted during that era lived on — and continues to live on in the Islamic world.
http://web.israelinsider.com/views/10767.htm

 

Dilemmas of Dhimmitude
Lyn Julius
Jewish Quarterly. No. 197. Spring 2005

 

[...]
Newly independent Iraq gave formal undertakings on minority rights when joining the League of Nations in 1932 — and massacred thousands of Assyrian Christians within the year. Xenophobic nationalism, together with anti-British and anti-French feeling, gave rise to political parties and paramilitary youth movements of the Nazi and fascist type. The German envoy to Iraq, Dr Fritz Grobba, set about disseminating Nazi ideology and anti-Jewish propaganda, reinforcing local prejudice. Dozens of Jews were quietly dismissed (although some were reinstated after the community protested). Laws were gradually brought in to deprive Jews of jobs, then education and, eventually, property, residence and free movement. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, colluded with the ex-Prime Minister, Rashid Ali, to engineer a pro-Nazi coup, eventually culminating in the farhoud massacre of 1941. For two days and one night of looting, rape and murder, the mob rampaged through Jewish districts of Baghdad. One hundred and seventy Jews were killed.

 

Naturally, the Palestine question was also to have serious repercussions on the Jewish population. Menahem Salih Daniel, a Baghdad Jewish leader, expressed his misgivings as early as 1922 in a letter to the Secretary of the Zionist Organisation in London (quoted by Nessim Rejwan), even though there had as yet been no active resistance to Zionism:

 

It is… the feeling of every Arab that it is a violation of his legitimate rights, which it is his duty to denounce and fight to the best of his ability. Iraq always having been an active centre of Arab culture and activity, the public mind is always stirred up as regards Palestine.

 

One Jewess, growing up in the 1930s, recalls how the mob would rampage every anniversary of the Balfour declaration carrying clubs dipped in tar. It fell to a kindly neighbour to shelter her until the mob had passed.

 

In the 1941 farhoud too, when the forces of law and order failed to come to the Jews’ rescue, the last line of defence was again the kindly neighbour. As Nessim Rejwan writes,

 

Throughout the disturbances, with a few exceptions, Jewish homes in mixed neighbourhoods were defended and hundreds of Jews were saved by the willingness of their Muslim neighbours to protect them, in some cases at the cost of their own lives.

 

The broader picture

 

For the Jews, the 1930s and 1940s were a time of turmoil across the Arab world. Seven years before the farhoud, Jews had been killed in the pogrom of Constantine, Algeria. In Libya, 136 Jews, 36 of them children, were slaughtered in 1945. That same year, bloody riots erupted in Egypt and Aden, as in Syria in 1947.

 

All these events, targeting civilian communities, predated the creation of Israel. They demonstrated the vulnerability and insecurity to which Jews were exposed up to 50 years ago. Things might have turned out differently — Crown Prince Faisal, later the British-appointed King of Iraq, had signed a pact in 1919 with Chaim Weizmann viewing with sympathy the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine. Instead, Arab ruling elites made Zionism a crime from 1948 onwards, passed discriminatory legislation and whipped up popular feeling against the Jews to distract attention from their illegitimacy, their internal problems and obligations.
[...]

 

The situation today

 

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the concept of Ottoman pluralism (whatever its limitations) could not be more remote. The Arab world is almost monolithically Muslim and judenrein. Pan-Arab nationalism is a spent force but pan-Islamism is asserting its grip. Those Copts, Assyrians and other groups who have not fled continue to be persecuted and marginalized.

 

The mass media of the Muslim world pump out a new antisemitism, inspired by Saudi Wahabism, fed by Koranic accounts of Jewish treachery and drawing on every antisemitic motif and conspiracy theory in the book. This antisemitism is a product of the Israel-Arab dispute, but a fight between two nationalisms over the same piece of land has changed, with the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, into an intractable religious conflict. Israel is an affront to the umma: what was once Muslim territory can never become non-Muslim. Palestine must be reconquered by jihad and the Jews revert to their natural status of dhimmitude. Until this alarming religious dimension is addressed and the forces of Islamic militancy subdued, the conflict will be insoluble.
http://www.isranet.org/Israzine/Israzine_V2N21_Dilemma.htm

 

…One thousand years before the advent of Islam, Jews in substantial numbers resided in what are today Arab countries. For centuries under Islamic rule, following the Moslem conquest of the region, Jews were considered ‘dhimmi’, or second-class citizens. But they were nonetheless permitted limited religious, educational, professional, and business opportunities.

 

It is within the last 55 years that the world witnessed the mass displacement of over 850,000 long-time Jewish residents from the totalitarian regimes, the brutal dictatorships and monarchies of Syria, Trans-Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

 

The rise of pan-Arabism and independence movements in the 20th century resulted in an orchestrated, multi-state campaign against Zionism. These states vehemently opposed the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people. Hundreds of thousands of Jews resident in Arab countries were ensnared in this struggle.
http://www.justiceforjews.com/narr_2.html

In August 1929, leaflets prepared by the mufti instructed Muslims to attack the Jews
http://books.google.com/books?id=Dunx_i1P6fMC&pg=PA42

The Jewish refugees who came to live in Palestine had to overcome Turkish, British, and Pan-Arab imperialism in order to achieve self-determination. …


We’ve Come A Long Way… Let’s look back. In 1920, 1921 and 1929, there were no ’67 territories to disturb the peace. Indeed, there was no Jewish State to upset anybody! Yet, the upset Palestinians killed defenseless Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Safed, slaughtering 67 one fine day in 1929 in Hebron. Why did Arab rioters kill 510 Jewish men, women and children in 1936-39? Was it Arab rage over Israeli aggression in ’67? … How do you let hypocritical racist regimes accuse us of racism? …
http://www.jewish-holiday.com/frontShav62.html


The Sephardim of Sydney: coping with political processes and social pressures‎ – Page 34
by Naomi Gale – Social Science – 2005 – 188 pages
Jews were arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly spying for Israel … were arrested in the wake of the Six- Day War and sent to concentration camps.
http://books.google.com/books?id=5H7pfJLQE2sC&pg=PA34


From Time Immemorial: The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict Over Palestine‎ – Page 50
by Joan Peters – History – 1985 – 601 pages
…Anti-Jewisg publications deluged Egypt, including the infamous “Protocols” — many of them circulated by the Egyptian government — When the Six-Day War began, Jews were arrested and held in concentration camps, where they were beaten and whipped, denied of water for days on end…
http://books.google.com/books?id=5EkgDJsaGhMC&q=arab+immigration+native+jews


Six Day War Comprehensive Timeline
Sept 1st 1967
Arab summit conference in Khartoum during August 29 ­ September 1, 1967, formulated the Khartoum Resolutions. It stated: no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel and no negotiations with Israel.
*NOTE: AHMED SHUKEIRY – formerly an aide to the late Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini. The Mufti notoriously sought friendship with Hitler during World War 2, requesting: ” … to settle the question of Jewish elements in Palestine and other Arab countries in accordance with the national and racial interests of the Arabs and along the lines similar to those used to solve the Jewish question in Germany and Italy.” He got as far as planning a concentration camp, near Tel Aviv. He was also responsible for recruiting Balkan Muslims for infamous SS “mountain divisions” that tried to wipe out Jewish communities throughout the region.
http://www.sixdaywar.co.uk/timeline.htm#sep1


Culture of Hate

A racism which denies the history and sufferings of its victims.

By Bat Yeor August 2, 2002, 8:45 a.m.

…If the liberation movement of the Jews in their ancestral homeland is interpreted as racism, then all the movements of liberation from expropriation and servitude imposed by jihad are racist. Such a stance reinstates the imperialism of the Islamic jihad, which has claimed millions of victims over three continents during more than a millennium, deported an incalculable number of slaves, and annihilated entire peoples, destroying their history, their monuments, and their culture. Have the Copts of Egypt a right to their history and their language? Do the Kabili of North Africa have a right to theirs? We must acknowledge all the victims of the racism that jihad creates, a racism which denies the history, sufferings, and memories of those conquered.
Arab racism consists of calling the Land of Israel, Arab land, whereas no Palestinian province, village, or town, including Jerusalem is mentioned either in the Koran or in any Arabic text before the end of the ninth century. On the contrary, these locations are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, which represents the religious and historical heritage of the Jewish people. The Bible, which tells the history of this country, tells it in Hebrew, the language of the country, and not in Arabic. Palestinian racism consists of asserting that the whole history of Israel, biblical history, is Arab, Islamic, and Palestinian history.
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-yeor080202.asp


ARAB RACISM

Jerusalem Post – Jul 12, 1992

Author: Herbert Zweibon

Date: Jul 12, 1992

[Start Page: 06]

The right of Jews to live in the Land of Israel cannot be made subject to an Arab veto. To do so is to make a concession to Arab bigotry that undermines the very foundation of Zionism.

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/jpost/access/99697271.html?dids=99697271:99697271&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jul+12%2C+1992&author=Herbert+Zweibon&pub=Jerusalem+Post&desc=ARAB+RACISM&pqatl=google

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/jpost/access/99697271.html?dids=99697271:99697271&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jul+12%2C+1992&author=Herbert+Zweibon&pub=Jerusalem+Post&desc=ARAB+RACISM&pqatl=google

IMRA – Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Independent Media Review Analysis

Meretz MK Amnon Rubinstein: Israeli Arabs who think Israel can be destroyed do not appreciate the power of democracy

Ha’aretz 10 October 2000



Anyone who heard and saw the statements by both masked and unmasked men – Israeli Arabs, including Knesset members – about “erasing the Green Line,” about a Palestine stretching from the sea to the desert, about the end of the Jewish state (on the pretext of the blood libel that Israel intends to destroy the mosques on the Temple Mount), also heard what was between the lines: the reawakening of the new-old hope that Israel can be destroyed as the Crusader kingdom was destroyed, that there is no justification for any national body that is not Muslim-Arab. It must be noted that such talk was heard even before any Arab citizens of Israel were killed. This renewed hope, which many of us thought had died long ago, is apparently based in part on the following:



+ The unilateral withdrawal from Lebanon, which seemed like evidence of Israeli weakness (this also accounts for the open support of Hezbollah)



+ The concessions that Prime Minister Ehud Barak was willing to make to Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat at Camp David and afterward on the issue of Jerusalem as well, which appeared in a false light as Israel’s giving in



+ The disagreement and anti-Zionist mood within Israel’s divided society



The truth is that Palestinian leaders and the extremists among the Israeli Arab community – the majority rejects, in its passive way, violence and Muslim-Arab racism – are making a great mistake, a mistake that could lead to tragic results for all peoples in the Middle East. The mistake is double: It misinterprets both the nature of Israeli democracy and the willingness to make painful compromises.



It is the nature of democracy to appear weak from without, while being strong from within. Until quite recently the United States seemed to be at a serious low point, and many people predicted the end of the American era: The United States was humiliated in Vietnam, painfully bearing the internal schism that the war created; it submissively accepted the brazen Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; it accepted the capture of hostages and the siege of its embassy in Tehran, and many people believed that it was beginning to slide down a slippery slope, with the Soviet Union standing above it. Suddenly, with no preparation of public opinion, the giant collapsed and the apparent weakling became the sole superpower.



Many have erred in assessing the strength of democratic rule. Experience teaches that democracy is strong in several ways: First of all, a modern economy can flourish only under a regime of freedom and liberty.



Tyranny is the enemy of growth. The Arab world is backward not because it is not talented – Western universities and industry are filled with Arab experts – but because its regimes are tyrannical, corrupt and backward. Israel is in a comfortable position on The Economist’s list of emerging economies, and in 23rd place on the UN’s development rating. No Arab nation comes anywhere close. Israel’s domestic product is greater than that of all of its Arab neighbors.



Second, by nature democratic society is compromising because it must consider all of its components. But when faced with a dead-end, no-choice situation, it gathers together all of its forces in order to win the war. Dictatorial society conceals a deep and wide bitterness, which hurts its ability to achieve total enlistment. The withdrawal from Lebanon and the far-reaching compromises that the prime minister is willing to make are the sign not of weakness that heralds the end, but rather of informed strength, that is prepared for coexistence based on mutual respect.



Israel today is stronger economically and military than it has ever been. This strength stems above all from its democratic rule and freedom of expression. If it wants, the Palestinian leadership can achieve peace with us and learn from our democratic experience. But this leadership will be making a great error if it cannot comprehend both our strength, and the secret of that strength

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=4805

Hey Kristof… You’re Late!
By Gerald A. Honigman
Monday, March 23, 2009

While The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof is no stranger to these positions throughout the year, he frequently comes out with his gems of Middle East wisdom right around Bike Week here in Daytona Beach, Florida, when tens of thousands of Harley enthusiasts arrive to also spread their hot air exhaust around town. This year Nick was a few weeks late.

Like others of his ilk–Thomas Friedman (better of late), David Ignatius, Richard Cohen, just to name a few, who are also obsessed with creating a 22nd Arab state (second, not first, Arab one within the original April 25, 1920 borders of the Mandate of Palestine before the Brits gave some 80% away to Arab nationalism creating Transjordan in 1922)–Kristof loves to lecture Israel, practically invisible on a map of the world, about the need to bare the necks of its kids so that Arabs, who conquered over six million square miles of territory from mostly non-Arab peoples in the name of their nation, can have that additional state as well.
[...]
I have never met Cole, but I had–unfortunately–studied under a number of his academic clones in my own graduate school days.

While also–but a bit more subtly than President Obama’s dear friend, Rashid Khalidi, Juan Cole, et al–promoting the themes of nasty Zionists and the need to create Arab state # 22, Carter Findley never mentioned the plight of some thirty-five million Kurds who remain stateless to date. They had been gassed and slaughtered by Arabs repeatedly and had their one best chance at statehood aborted by a collusion of British petroleum politics and Arab nationalism after World War I. Indeed, the only time Findley ever mentioned Kurds in his doctoral seminar was when he mocked their plight in Turkey.

In Juan Cole’s Informed Comment blog of February 11, 2009, he proclaimed Israel’s new incoming government as being prone to racism, apartheid, and so forth. Nothing new…his positions from the get-go. That has been how one gets ahead in Middle Eastern Studies for quite some time now. Israel is routinely placed under the high power lens of moral scrutiny, while a blind eye is turned to literally millions of victims of Arab massacres, gassings, genocide, enslavement, dhimmitude, subjugation, and so forth. And woe unto the student who dares to question such duplicity. Been there, done that…unfortunately.

Turn the clock back several decades again as we return to Findley’s doctoral seminars.

I’ll never forget one Greek Orthodox woman who I’m sure has a great position at some university today…can’t think of her name, but remember her well. Unlike myself, she wasn’t denied a Ph. D. dissertation advisor to finish her doctoral work. Geez…I wonder why?

Her idol was Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who spent World War II in Berlin at Hitler’s side and organized a division of Muslim Nazis, ‘the Hanzar.’ He also played a first-hand role in instigating the genocide of Europe’s Jews, Serbs and Gypsies.

When she presented her research on the Mufti at our seminar, all the above was either white-washed or ignored altogether. Findley, of course–her mentor and featured guest at her wedding–sat through it all approvingly.

Now, contrast this with my own research about Ze’ev Vladimir Jabotinsky…the man most responsible in the early Mandate era for Jewish defense against Arab slaughter. Findley had no problem emphasizing his alleged “fascist connections” and so forth.

Unlike too many of his pipe-dreaming Zionist opponents on the Left, Jabotinsky was not delusional about what the Arabs’ true intentions were regarding the resurrection of the Jew of the Nations–regardless of its size. A reading of his Appetite Versus Starvation speech in the early 20th century reveals a man truly concerned about justice for Arab and Jew alike. If the so-called Arab World had produced such “fascists,” the Arab-Israeli conflict would have been resolved long ago. But none of this makes a difference to the Juan Coles…Kristof’s sources of enlightenment.

Jabotinsky’s heirs are now set to take office in Israel. I hope they do justice to his memory.

So, the Rashid Khalidis, Juan Coles, Nicholas Kristofs, and so forth now bemoan the end of the so-called peace (of the grave) process because at least most Israeli Jews have finally woken up to the reality that the end game for both the West’s alleged Fatah good cops of Abbas and the bad cops of Hamas is the same regarding Israel. The façade of a difference is largely about who will gain access to the billions of dollars in foreign aid that is and will be pouring in. Arafat’s stashed $$$ millions or more are legendary. Hamas is simply more honest.

Daniel Pipes has long approached the Middle East with a far more realistic and objective appraisal of the facts at hand. He has been virtually prophetic regarding such things as 9/11, militant Islam, and so forth.

On the other hand, the Juan Coles of the Ivory Tower have blamed solely Israel and America as the culprits.

The fact that the vast majority of conflicts today, for example, involves militant Islam and/or real Arab racism is of no concern to them.

What does the fight in the Philippines have to do with Israel?…Thailand?… Kashmir?…the Balkans?

What do the murder and subjugation of Egyptian Copts, North African Berbers, Assyrians, those Kurds mentioned above, or Arab genocide in black Africa’s Sudan have to do with Israel?

The truth is that Israel–one half of whose Jews who are from refugee families from the “Arab World” where they were known as killers of prophets and kilab yahud, Jew dogs–is on the front lines of the age-old war the Arabs and Arabized have continuously waged for over thirteen centuries now, the conflct of the Dar ul-Islam versus the Dar al-Harb.

Here’s a few examples of the real problem, the one largely Arab petro-dollar sponsored, Arab, and hypocritical Lefty professors like Cole won’t touch with a ten-foot pole…

The Sudan’s ex-president, Gaafar Muhammad al-Nimeiry, stated during the earlier slaughter of nearly a million blacks (over a million more since):

The Sudan is the basis of the Arab thrust into… black Africa, the Arab civilizing mission (“Arabism and Pan-Arabism in Sudanese Politics,” Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 11, no. 2, 1973, pp. 177-78).

While Kristof’s Juan Cole mentors are passionate about such things as Rudyard Kipling’s late 19th-century poem, “The White Man’s Burden,” supposedly typifying continued Western colonialist and imperialist attitudes towards the Third World, why are such Arab racist attitudes and mindset ignored?

Is it that the Arab Man’s Burden is kosher but the White Man’s isn’t ? Recall, again, Cole’s recent blog worries about alleged Israeli “racism.”

Consider also this quote from the Syrian Arab Constitution…something, I’m sure, Juan Cole’s students never heard a peep about…

The Arab fatherland belongs to the Arabs. They alone have the right to direct its destinies…. The Arab fatherland is that part of the globe inhabited by the Arab nation that stretches from the Taurus Mountains, the Pacht-i-Kouh Mountains, the Gulf of Basra, the Arab Ocean, the Ethiopian Mountains, the Sahara, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Can’t tell for sure–are any Eskimos included in this Arab plan of conquest?

The Juan Cole-type “scholarly” reaction: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil…After all, these are Arabs we’re talking about–not Jews. And besides, it’s all just made up fascist Zionist propaganda anyway…

As I like to remind folks and as exemplified above, Arabs have habitually referred to most of the region as purely Arab patrimony–the Arab-Israeli, Arab-Kurd, Arab-black African, Arab-Berber, and other such conflicts in a nutshell.

So, summing it up, here’s a rule of thumb for those truly interested in a realistic and objective analysis of what’s really going on over there…

When it comes to sources such as Juan Cole or Daniel Pipes, whatever Kristof tells you, choose the opposite.

Copyright by Gerald A. Honigman
http://www.michnews.com/Gerald_A_Honigman/gh2953.shtml

There They Go Again, Those Arab Racists By Ariel Natan Pasko
MichNews.com
Jul 5, 2004


There they go again. The story is so old already. Arab militia or Arab army or Arab terrorist attacks non-Arab. Or was that Muslim fanatic attacks non-Muslim? This time it’s happening in Sudan.
While we’re sitting and talking probably a few hundred more black Africans in Sudan have starved to death, or been brutally killed, raped, enslaved, or simply pushed off their land by 7th century Arab imperialist invaders, or more rightly “Arab Settlers”.
Oh yes, that’s right “Arab settlers”…
Like the ones Saddam Hussein brought into Kurdistan – i.e. the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq in the 1970′s – to displace the indigenous Kurds, during his forced Arabization campaign. Forcibly relocating many Kurds from the Kurdish heartland in the north, he razed all Kurdish villages along a 1,300-kilometer stretch of the border with Iran.
Now Sudan is doing the same thing.
While Arab militiamen known as the Janjaweed, rape, slaughter and drive out over a million black Africans from their homes in western Sudan… The Janjaweed have killed about 30,000 people and left some 2 million in desperate need of aid, or there will be humanitarian disaster. The Janjaweed has been described as an Arab Islamic group that has targeted mostly black Christians. According to some reports, the Sudanese government itself armed and paid the militia of Arab raiders, and authorized them to slaughter and drive out members of the Zaghawa, Masalit and Fur tribes…
A typical UN do-goody, Egeland seems to have overlooked the fact that the Sudanese government might have deliberately caused this problem. It’s a typical Arab/Muslim land grab. It’s happened in Iraq, it’s happened in Lebanon with Syria occupying Lebanon and persecuting the Christians there, and it’s happened in Israel, where 7th century Arab imperialist invaders and 20th century Arab squatters have tried to displace the indigenous Jewish population.
Arab Settlers, and they’re violent at that…
Describing the pogrom-like atmosphere, one woman told how the Janjaweed entered the village. She said, “The Janjaweed shouted, ‘We will not allow blacks here. We will not let Zaghawa here. This land is only for Arabs.’”…
Non-Arab and Non-Muslim minorities live throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Contrary to the propaganda that the region is Arab/Muslim, these minorities are remnants of the indigenous peoples, before the great Arab imperialist wars of the 7th century, and “Islamicization process” that followed. Non-Arab Muslims like the Kurds in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran; the Berbers – known as Amazighes – in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, have all resisted Arabization for over 1,000 years. Non-Muslims like the Assyrian Christians in Iraq – who argue that they are not Arabs – the Copts in Egypt, Christian Lebanese – many who claim not to be Arab but Phoenician – the Christians in Sudan, and other Christians throughout the region, have been persecuted minorities, since the rise of Islam. Others like the Druze and Jews have also been persecuted by Arab/Muslim regimes throughout history…”
“Only Israel, the Jewish State, has fully liberated itself – in the political sense – from this Arab/Muslim oppression, although it still suffers from physical violence against her people. Israel should take the lead – in it’s foreign policy – to support democratization and regime change throughout the region. Israel shouldn’t wait until countries of the region reform, but should pro-actively support the legitimate aspirations of the oppressed minorities of North Africa and the Middle East, and build alliances with them.”…
I haven’t yet mentioned the so-called “Palestinians,” and I won’t beyond saying, that they are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Aren’t they an oppressed minority? No, as Arabs, they are part of the greater Arab Nation who since the 7th century has conquered, oppressed, and occupied everyone else in the Middle East and North Africa. As radical Muslims, everyone can see that Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the other terror groups are continuing down the same path as Bin Laden. In fact, not long before his assassination, Hamas “spiritual leader” Sheikh Yassin had begun speaking about the “Global Jihad” in Bin Laden and al-Qaeda type terms. Hezbollah has also been working in the “Palestinian” administered territories for a while already, as evidenced by Israel’s recent capture of a Hezbollah cell in Gaza. So, they are part of the regional oppression network, not the future liberty and freedom alliance that Israel should work to build with other minorities in the area.
Like that Arab murderer in Sudan who said, “This land is only for Arabs,” the late Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi said not long before his demise, “We will continue with our holy war and resistance until every last criminal Zionist is evicted from this land. By G-d we will not leave one Jew alive in Palestine. We will fight them with all the strength we have. This is our land, not the Jews.” Most of the so-called “Palestinians” agreed with him…
Arab racism marches on… http://www.michnews.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/124/4241


Anti-Semitism: From The Holocaust To Israel-Bashing Evening Bulletin – 04, 07, 09 In the Judenrein Arab Middle East, racist anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are preached in mosques, featured in the media and taught in schools. …
http://thebulletin.us/articles/2009/04/08/commentary/op-eds/doc49dc341729063188496879.txt

The Arab position on ‘details’ flows from their racist assumption of superiority and absolute refusal to accept a Jewish right to self-determination.
http://fresnozionism.org/archives/754

MEMRI TV Project: Saudi IQRA TV Examines Public Attitudes toward Jews
The following dispatch, recorded and translated by MEMRI’s TV Monitor Project, are excerpts from a show on Saudi Arabia’s IQRA TV Channel, which featured “man on the street” interviews about feelings about Jews. To view a segment from this show, visit
http://memritv.org/clip/en/275.htm
Interviewer: ‘Would You, as a Human Being, be Willing to Shake Hands with a Jew
http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/800/1228.htm

This is state-controlled TV allowing this to be broadcast. The amount of hate, ignorance and vitriol within that community is pretty disgusting and something we ignore at our own risk. And note, this guy is not a poverty stricken member of the underclass either. This sort of thing is all too common in the Middle East. I would be interested in seeing the same sort of “man on the street” interview in Iraq. While we have skinheads in the USA who have similar views we don’t put them on TV as mainstream representatives of public opinion
http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2004/09/29/memri/

Guernica / November 2008
I’m a Liberal, But…
An interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy
The celebrity polemicist on the resurgence of anti-Semitism, an Arab brand of fascism… The brothers in democracy, along with others particularly in Europe, must avoid the gaping pitfalls that lie before them: anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, and anti-interventionism. Particularly where fascism appears among Islamists or elsewhere, it must be denounced and attacked. If fascism, or for that matter brutality of any sort, appears in the developing world, anti-imperialism must not interfere with the denunciations or immediate calls to intervene, as Lévy believes has happened in Darfur
http://www.guernicamag.com/interviews/800/an_interview_with_bernardhenri_1/


Like pan-Arabism, pan-Islamism is an exclusivist ideology. By rejecting the modern conception of citizenship, it rejects the idea of non-Muslim civilian participation. Absolutist by nature, its discourse excludes non-Muslims, which explains why the flame of pan-Arabism was often borne by Christian Arabs, uneasy about the hegemonic designs of political Islam. Non-Muslim Arabs (Christian Arabs, Druze, etc.), excluded from the pan-Islamic club, still have an honorable place within pan-Arabism. And non-Arab Muslims (Turks, Iranians, Kurds), excluded from the pan-Arab club, can still join pan-Islamism. But the Israelis, being neither Arabs nor Muslims, are doubly a minority.

The Jewish state is not an intruder in the Middle East. It is the extension and the representative of one of the most ancient civilizations of this part of the world. Everything links Israel to this region: geography, history, culture but also religion and language. The Jewish religion is the primary theological reference and the very foundation of Islam and Eastern Christianity. Hebrew and Arabic are as close to each other as two languages of Latin origin. The author is an Egyptian writer. (Turkish Daily News)
http://www.dailyalert.org/archive/2008-03/2008-03-14.html

A RETURN TO PAN-ARABISM – 30-Dec-94 Khaddam, like Nasser in his day, speaks about.. about the need for pan-Arabism in order to block Israel
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Archive/Articles/1994/A%20RETURN%20TO%20PAN-ARABISM%20-%2030-Dec-94

Arab Racism

One of the accusations which the various Arab countries (including Egypt and Jordan which have peace treaties with Israel) often make against Israel is that “Zionism is racism”. Defining Zionism, the national liberation movement of jews, the victims of racism, as racism is particularly cynical, yet it seems that the Arabs have succeeded to convince the leaders of some nations, themselves victims of racism, to support this vicious accusation.

The latest attempt to define Zionism as racism was at the 2001 UNESCO conference which was held in Durban, South Africa. The resolution which was initiated by Arab countries enjoyed the support of most participants. Especially painful was the support of such African leaders as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Some Western countries, however, notably Australia and Canada, objected and accused the conference of hypocrisy. The Canadian delegation, for example, issued the following statement: “Canada is still here today only because we wanted to have our voice decry the attempts at this Conference to de-legitimize the State of Israel and to dishonor the history and suffering of the Jewish people. We believe, and we have said in the clearest possible terms, that it was inappropriate – wrong – to address the Palestinian-Israel conflict in this forum. We have said, and will continue to say, that anything – any process, any declaration, any language – presented in any forum that does not serve to advance a negotiated peace that will bring security, dignity and respect to the people of the region is – and will be – unacceptable to Canada.”

It was for that reason that both Israel and the United States under the leadership of Secretary Colin Powell, himself no stranger to racism, pulled their delegations from the conference. The final text adopted by the conference drops all direct criticism of Israel, but does recognize the Palestinians’ right to self-determination and expresses concern at their plight under foreigh occupation.
That was only the latest attempt to define Zionism as racism. In November 1975, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379 declared that “Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination” In December 1991, the General Assembly rescinded this resolution through Resolution 4686.

All those years the Arab countries continued to promote this false notion. It is therefore of interest to check how different things are on the other side of the fence, namely in the Arab countries. Even though there are many blacks who live in those countries the question whether they are subject to racism was academic for a long time and one had to resort to circumstantial evidence in order to answer it. One well-known fact is that most Arabs refer to blacks as “Abed” which means “slave” in Arabic. This seems to say something about the situation of racism in the Arab world. Today, due to the recent events in Darfur and the active role that the Arab Janjaweed play in the slaughter of black Africans there, this question has become more urgent and relevant than ever before. It is time for the UN and the whole world to fight it NOW
http://www.gzyn.com/cmp/contentReadingActions.do?method=readArticle&id=31&edition=1&title=Arab+Racism


On Arab Racism – By Jonah Goldberg – The Corner – National Review …Jul 14, 2010 …

From a reader:


Jonah


I have spent a fair amount of time in the Arab/Muslim world dating back from 1965 until 9-11. Have spent time in Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and London. Ok, London’s just a dig. I had read Malcolm X er, Alex Haley’s biography where the epiphany happens in X’s life when he realizes Muslims are not racists. My experience proved quite the opposite. One saw and still sees blacks treated as inferiors in all Arab society. On the streets one sees some mixing of the races in commerce etc. but no blacks in significant jobs private or civil. Remember that one of the complaints that the Muslim Brotherhood had about Sadat was that he was not full Arab, but part black. My wife goes to Uganda frequently where she works with a Black Jewish community, the Abayudaya. The black Ugandan Muslims are quite open to the Jews and Americans and avoid the Arab and Iranian Muslims because they feel the racism emanating from their co-religionists.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/233193/arab-racism-jonah-goldberg


What a world: Racist Arabs & Islamic bigots call the victims of their racism – “racists”
[Apr 23, 2009]
Forget the fact that Israel is multi-racial for all colors from the whitest of white to the darkest of black, whereas Arab countries (including “Palestinian” authorities”) asides from oppressing all non-Arab minorities, are almost entirely “judenrein”, but in democratic Israel, an Arab can get the highest office!
But the brazenness of Arab racism not only fails to admit of it’s racist war on Jews/Israel since the 1920′s, but it brands Israel’s defense from it as “racist”.
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/154334


Darwish also disagreed with the labeling of Israeli conduct towards Palestinians as “apartheid.”
“They call Israel an apartheid state,” she said. Yet who is worse, the Arab world, where not a single Jew can be free, or Israel, where Arabs are free to work with Koranic verses printed on their outerclothes?
http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2008/2/19/darwishSharesViewOfMiddleEastPolitics


Islamist Fundamentalism
A number of Islamist bookshops stock politico-religious works containing arguments that nurture antisemitism, often through anti-Zionist or anti-Jewish discourse. As of 1996, one of these bookshops (in Brussels) was selling The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics, the antisemitic and Holocaust denying work of former French communist turned fundamentalist Muslim Roger Garaudy.

Fundamentalist Islamist circles in Belgium seem to have some influence among Muslim youth in the country, some of whom chanted antisemitic slogans during anti-Israel demonstrations organized in Brussels and Antwerp. Activists within the Maghreb community have circulated anti-Jewish propaganda, despite calls for calm issued by various Islamic religious and cultural bodies. Antisemitism appears to be promoted by Islamic fundamentalist groups such as Centre Islamique de Belgique. In April 2002 the Centre pour l’égalité des chances et la lutte contre le racisme (CECLR, the federal government’s public anti-racist agency) lodged a complaint against the Centre Islamique on the grounds that it had breached the laws against racism and revisionism. The Centre Islamique had broadcast on its Internet site a short video document ‘ produced by Lebanese students ‘ equating the State of Israel with a Nazi dictatorship. In June 2002, CECLR lodged another complaint against the Antwerp-based Arab European League, also for infringing the anti-racist law.
http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/asw2001-2/belgium.htm

Another agent provocateur is Dyab Abu Jahjah, a Belgian immigrant of Lebanese origin who is the founder and leader of the Arab-European League (AEL)…. the AEL website posted a cartoon of Anne Frank in bed with Adolf Hitler
http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/790

AEL spot met holocaust (“AEL ridicules holocaust”), De Standaard, 6 February 2006
http://www.standaard.be/Artikel/Detail.aspx?artikelId=GHENRDR2

Muslim European group posts anti-Semitic cartoons, European Jewish Press, 6 February 2006
http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/5663


Arab European League Behind Anti-Jewish Riots in Belgium

 

By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER

 

January 6, 2009 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Arab European League’s anti-Israel protests in Antwerp, Belgium held on Sunday descended into rioting and attacks throughout the Jewish quarter of the city. As a result, Antwerp Jews are living in fear and many are afraid to venture out on the streets.

 

The Dutch based Telegraaf reported, “After the demonstration organised by the Arab European League a number of demonstrators went to the Jewish quarter of Antwerp where disturbances took place.”

 

By mid-afternoon approximately 200 rioters headed for the Jewish district while conducting a campaign of wanton destruction, smashing car windows and damaging trams and buses. Efforts by the police to close the district off were met by violence by the largely Muslim crowd.

 

According to Michael Frielich, editor in chief of the Jewish magazine Joodse Aktueel, “The Jewish community is extremely upset about the presence of Hamas-flags at the demonstration for the stopping of the bombardment of the Gaza Strip in Brussels¦According to Freilach the green flag with the white text from Hamas is a symbol of a terrorist organisation and is forbidden in Belgium…” http://www.standaard.be/Artikel/Detail.aspx?artikelId=DMF31122008_060#

 

This was not the first time the AEL has staged attacks on Jews. In April, 2002 a similar episode occurred where store fronts of Jewish owned businesses were smashed while the rioters chanted, “Hamas,” and “Osama bin-Laden.” [see, http://www.defenddemocracy.org/research_topics/research_topics_show.htm?doc_id=228652%5D

 

The Arab European League has lately been gaining ground in Belgium.

 

Diab Abu Jah Jah, at the time the group’s leader was labeled as the “Pimp of the Profit” by Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh, during a debate. [see, http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/89%5D In 2004 van Gogh was assassinated by a Muslim youth, Mohammed Bouyeri, who was upset over van Gogh’s criticism of radical Islam.

 

Jah Jah, a known terror friendly individual who went to Lebanon in 2006 to show solidarity with Hezbollah, has also been quoted as describing 9/11 as, “sweet revenge.”

 

The AEL was instrumental in attempting to bring a lawsuit against then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon “for war crimes” threatening him with arrest if he traveled to Belgium. The organization is violent and openly supports terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. That they are allowed to demonstrate and terrorize Jews in Belgium is more proof that Europe [Eurabia] is wilting under the jihad being conducted by its Muslim residents and it remains problematic whether the Continent has the will to protect its Jewish population and thus halt the trend towards creation of Jewish ghettoes as a response to violence and threats of aggression.

 

Belgium was not the only place in Europe where Jews were recently attacked by Arabs. In Odense, Denmark two Israelis who were selling products from the Dead Sea, were shot by men shouting at them in Arabic. Danish authorities have arrested a Palestinian Arab [born in Lebanon] with Danish citizenship in connection with the crime.

 

According to Yossi Levi, the Foreign Ministry spokesman there is a connection between the upsurge of such attacks and Israel’s Gaza operation. [see, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129152%5D

http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=leagueid=1.6.09%2Ehtm

Why the Jews?: The Reason for Antisemitism – by Dennis Prager, Joseph Telushkin – 2003 – Religion – 244 pages [Page 108] Among many Arabs the Holocaust has come to be regarded with nostalgia. On August 17, 1956, the French newspaper Le Monde quoted the government-controlled Damascus daily Al-Manar as observing, “One should not forget that, in contrast to Europe Hitler occupied an honored place in the Arab world…. [Journalists] are mistaken if they think that by calling Nasser Hitler, they are hurting us. On the contrary, his name makes us proud. Long live Hitler, the Nazi who struck at the heart of our enemies. Long live the Hitler [ie, Nasser] of the Arab world.”
http://books.google.com/books?id=VK0llzUqQ2YC&pg=PA108

During the 1961 Eichmann trial in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt commented on the astounding degree of anti-Jewish venom and praise for Hitler in the Arab press together with regret that he “did not finish the job”. 40 years later the state-controlled Egyptian daily Al Akhbar (April 18, 2001) declared “Our thanks to the late Hitler…”,
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3Q6LETF0P31A

Hitler’s Mideast helpers

Arabs were cheerleaders and enablers of the Final Solution.

Max Boot
December 20, 2006

MAHMOUD Ahmadinejad has an impeccable sense of timing. Just a week after the Iraq Study Group recommended a heart-to-heart with him, the president of Iran convened a conference in Tehran to examine whether the Holocaust really occurred. The answer from such “scholars” as David Duke, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, was a resounding no.

On one level, Ahmadinejad’s embrace of Holocaust denial might seem surprising. A man who has repeatedly called for Israel to be “wiped off the map” surely has no problem with the murder of Jews. You might expect him to adopt the position espoused by the Egyptian newspaper Al Akhbar, which a few years ago ran an editorial praising Adolf Hitler (“of blessed memory”) and complaining only that “his revenge on [the Jews] was not enough.”

Or you might expect Ahmadinejad to take the far more common line in the Muslim world, which is to admit that, sure, some Jews died, but it was a lot fewer than 6 million and, anyway, what’s the big deal? A lot of Gentiles died too. What makes these Yids so special? This is the position taken by Arab “moderates” such as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whose doctoral dissertation pooh-poohed the figure of 6 million dead Jews (“no one can verify this number”) while expressing great concern that “the German people sacrificed 10 million” implying that the killers suffered more than their victims.

Ahmadinejad does not hide behind such equivocations. He flatly calls the Holocaust a myth. But he is hardly a model of consistency. At the same time that he denies the Holocaust, Iran’s president claims that Israel was established by the Europeans as penance for ¦ the Holocaust. But why atone for something that didn’t occur? Never mind. Ahmadinejad says that “if the Europeans are honest” in their claims about the Holocaust, “they should give some of their provinces in Europe ¦ to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe.”

This is the crux of the matter. In Ahmadinejad’s view, shared by countless others across the Middle East, whatever the Nazis did is no business of theirs, so why inflict the “Zionist entity” on their region? It is only a small step from this position to claiming that Israel’s destruction is justified.

POINTLESS though it may be to argue with a madman, it is worth noting that Muslims were not as blameless in the genocide of the Jews as Ahmadinejad and his ilk would have it. Arabs were, on a small scale, cheerleaders and enablers of the Final Solution. The most famous example was Haj Amin Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem (and uncle of Yasser Arafat), who took refuge in Berlin in World War II. A rabid Nazi, he personally lobbied Hitler to kill as many Jews as possible and even helped out by recruiting Bosnian Muslims to serve in the Waffen SS.

Robert Satloff, one of the world’s smartest Arabists, reveals other links between the Arabs and the Holocaust in his groundbreaking new book, “Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach Into Arab Lands.” He shows how the Nazis set up the machinery of death in North Africa. Although “only” 4,000 to 5,000 Jews died before the Allies liberated the area in 1943, many more were consigned to forced labor camps in hellish conditions.

“Arabs played a role at every level,” Satloff wrote. “Some went door to door with the Germans, pointing out Jews for arrest. Others led Jewish workers on forced marches or served as overseers at labor camps.”

The picture is not entirely one-sided because, although most Arabs were either apathetic or sympathetic to the Nazis, a small number helped their Jewish neighbors. Satloff uncovered lost tales of “righteous Gentiles,” such as the wartime rulers of Morocco and Tunisia. And on the whole, he found that Arabs behaved no worse under German occupation than did Europeans.

But that isn’t saying much because almost every country on the Continent was heavily complicit in the extermination of their Jewish populations. Satloff’s research makes a mockery of Ahmadinejad’s protestations that the Holocaust if it occurred! was someone else’s responsibility. Individual Muslims were complicit in the horrors of the 1940s, even if, under foreign rule, they were not the primary culprits.

Even worse, while Europe has disowned its terrible history, the Nazis continue to be glorified in the Middle East. (“Mein Kampf” is a perennial bestseller in the region.) Nowhere else in the world is Holocaust denial so prevalent. Ahmadinejad deserves thanks for calling the world’s attention to this pervasive sickness.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-boot20dec20,0,159762.column


The same regret (of Hitler not finishing the “job”…) and heartfelt wish to see all Jews finally annihilated was expressed in April 2002 by a columnist in the second largest, state-controlled Egyptian daily Al- Akhbar
http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=5&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=625&PID=862&IID=1051&TTL=National_Socialism_and_Anti-Semitism_in_the_Arab_World

What kind of role does anti-Semitism play in the Middle East Conflict? At what point does opposition to Israel turn into anti-Semitism? These issues are discussed by Brian Klug, British philosopher and journalist, and Robert Wistrich, director of the International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem… The spiritual and physical connection of Jews with Zion has been continuous, preceding by centuries the emergence of Muslim conquerors from the Arabian deserts. Not only that, but over half the Israeli population is not “European” at all. It was uprooted from the Arab Middle East by exclusivist pan-Arabism, Islamic fanaticism, and the pressures of decolonization.
http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/klug.html


Testimony at the UN – Racism and Historical Truth: Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands …
UN Watch Oral Statement
Agenda Item 9: Interactive Dialogue with
Special Rapporteur on Racism Doudou Diène
UN Human Rights Council, 7th Session, March 19, 2008
Delivered by Regina Bublil Waldman
Thank you, Mr. President.
We thank the Special Rapporteur for his work against racism, and address two areas of his report.
Dr. Diene, in Addendum 1 you mention Libya’s treatment of ethnic minorities. In Addenda 3 and 4, you envision a multicultural society based on two principles: respect for historical truth and non-discrimination against minorities.
As a victim of Libyan discrimination, I agree: only with historical truth can we build a better future.
Today I wear my traditional ethnic dress to celebrate my heritage, but also to mourn its destruction.
One million Jews lived in the Middle East at the turn of the century. Today, less than five thousand remain.
Their plight has been ignored by the international community. Their story is my story.

In 1948, there were thirty-six thousand Jews living in Libya. Today, there are none. During the 1967 war between Israel and her Arab neighbors, mobs took to the streets and shouted, “Edbah el Yehud!” – “Slaughter the Jews!” They burned my father’s warehouse and came to burn our home.

An honorable Muslim neighbor stopped them, and saved our lives.
The government ordered the expulsion of all Jews from Libya, where my family had lived for hundreds of years. They confiscated our homes and all our assets.
We were given this one-way travel document never allowed to return.
My family was put on a bus to the airport. The bus driver got out, and tried to burn the bus with us in it. We were rescued from death by two Christian friends.

I come here today bearing no hatred — only these historical truths: Jews have been an indigenous people of the Middle East for over 2,500 years. On the basis of race and religion, Arab regimes subjected Jews to arbitrary arrest, confiscation of property and expulsions. This is fully documented in this report by Justice for Jews from Arab Countries.
The UNHCR has ruled that Jews fleeing from Arab countries were ‘bona fide’ refugees, victims of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Dr. Diene, your report envisions a future of tolerance and equality. Applying the principles you set forth, we trust you will examine the actions of Libya and other Middle Eastern countries that forced out their Jewish minorities.
Like in South Africa, only the acknowledgment of truth and history will lead to reconciliation.
Thank you, Mr. President.
http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1313923&ct=5118137

pan-Arab and pan-Islamic parties and movements in almost every Arab state have fomented mob violence against Jews
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/jl102.htm

George Will, “America must preempt next level of terrorism.” In 1967, on the eve of the Six-Day War, Egypt’s President Nasser proclaimed: “We are confronting Israel and the West as well.” Netanyahu says: “The soldiers of militant Islam and Pan-Arabism do not hate the West because of Israel; they hate Israel because of the West.” They hate “Zionism as an expression and representation of Western civilization.” And they hate America because it is the purest expression of modernity— individualism, pluralism, freedom, secularism.
http://www.omdurman.org/mideast.html


Global Terrorism and Pan-Arabism: Adelson Scholars on the Six Day War Adelson Institute Distinguished Fellow Moshe Ya’alon. “Terror was used by the Arabs against the Jews in the Land of Israel since the dawn of Zionism. …
http://shalem-enews.com/6_day_war_communique/day%203-4.html



CHANGING FACE OF THE KKK IN LOUISIANA! by Creole Folks (October 13, 2006)

The KKK has grown in diversity. Since Sept 11 and Bush declared selective war on the enemies of his oil buddies in Saudi Arabia. The out cast middle east Arabs and the KKK have been getting very, very cozy! The Arabs just cant stretch their Muslim minds to even consider that their fellow Arab brothers in Saudi Arabia have been in bed with the Bush family for generations so they do what any Arab normally does…they blame the Jews for the invasion of the Middle East! New Orleans own David Duke being the breakout American Jew hater, all of a sudden had an army of Arabs who shared in his hatred and they had a state to immigrate into and penetrate..Louisiana.

In Louisiana where the banking system will discriminate against natives of this state but will give Arab immigrants great business loans with the best rates, they have started to monopolize business in certain areas. This isn’t a mistake! The KKK uses Arab businesses to recruit it’s members. One can always tell the KKK when they have a politician in office. When former Gov. Foster of Louisianan went into office, the confederate flags went up on bumper stickers around Louisiana. Confederate flags were raised in the suburbs and David Duke t-shirts came back into style and the same thing would have happened if east-Indian “token” Bobby Jindal would have gotten into office.

A white female whose boyfriend happens to be African-Americans was approached by an elderly white lady to attend a Klan meeting in Jefferson Parish, where she worked for an Arab man from Lebanon. The older white lady didn’t realize that her potential recruit was dating a black guy!
http://creoleneworleans.typepad.com/creole_folks/2006/10/changing_faces_.html


…Offensive term used by anti-Semites and neo-Nazis referring to the government of the United States and occasionally to Britain, implying that Jews and their supporters control the mechanisms of government.e.. the term… used to describe the state of Israel, generally by hardcore Palestine supporters and Pan-Arabists who seek the elimination of Israel… the term was coined in 1976 by neo-Nazi Eric Thomson. http://www.zombietime.com/lgf_dictionary/#ZOG

Unlikely partners: White supremacists ally with Moslem extremists
1. United by hate
2. “Extremists joining forces, CSIS warns” (National Post, Canada, Feb. 21, 2003)
3. “Midland Nazi turns to Islam” (Sunday Mercury, Birmingham, UK, Feb. 16, 2003)
4. “German Muslim’s radical past was paved by Saudis” (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 24, 2003)
5. “Attacks on British Jews increase” (Independent, Feb. 21, 2003)
6. “Anti-Semitic Protocols published in Palestinian press” (IDF, Feb. 21, 2003)
7. “Israeli Arabs take lessons at Yad Vashem before planned trip to Auschwitz” (Jerusalem Post, Feb. 18, 2003)
…though it’s been overshadowed by the threat from Islamism and Arabism,” said Manuel … a former KKK member and a founder of the Heritage Front. …
http://www.tomgrossmedia.com/mideastdispatches/archives/000237.html

In Arabists’ rule – Apparently, If you attempt to defend yourself against racist Arabs you are ‘the racist’
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/116482


Antisemitism & racism, ARAB COUNTRIES 2003-4, Typical of the Arab rhetoric, Palestinian preacher Shaykh Ibrahim Madayris described the attack on Iraq in a Friday sermon at the `Ijlin Mosque in Gaza, broadcast live on Palestinian Authority TV on 21 March, as “a Crusader Zionist war.” The Crusader, “Zionist America,” he stated, had initiated an attack on “Iraq of Islam and Arabism,” thus expanding the limited notion of the war to Arabs, Muslims and Islam at large.
http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/asw2003-4/arab.htm


‘Eurabia’ Defined Arab and Islamic anti-Israeli propaganda, barely disguised in academic and … and geopolitics of Euro-Arabism; in this process, European anti-Americanism…
http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/AndrewBostom51116.htm

What has happened to the 800,000 Jews who lived for over two thousand years in the Arab lands, who formed some of the most ancient communities long before the advent of Islam…We are being attacked by a society which is motivated by the most extreme form of racism known in the world today. This is the racism…
http://www.internationalwallofprayer.org/A-177-Zionism-is-Not-Racism.html

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

The question of Israel is the question of what happens to all minorities in the Middle East. The Arab Muslim Middle East has 300 million people. It has a very hard time treating Coptic Christians with equality, treating Maronites in Lebanon with equality, treating Southern Sudanese in an equal way, treating Kurds in an equal way, and dealing with Jews – not only in their national expression, but even as minorities within their own countries. There was never a golden era for Jews who lived in Arab countries.
[...]
This is why I’m negative about the intentions of Palestinians. If their goal were statehood, they could have had statehood. Therefore, you have to give serious credence to the idea that their goal is not statehood, that it’s more important to rid the Arab world of Jewish nationalism than it is to have a Palestinian state that would improve the lives of individual Palestinians now.
http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/2009/07/the-real-quagmi.php



All minorities living within the Arab world are under siege. Tunisian human rights activist Muhammad Bechri has traced this to the “twin fascisms” – his term – that dominate the Arab world, Islamism and pan-Arabism. The first promotes murderous intolerance of religious minorities. It helps explain why Christians are under siege across the Arab world and why Sudan enjoyed broad Arab support as it killed some two million non-Muslim blacks in the south of the country. Pan-Arabism translates into endorsement of murderous policies toward Muslim but non-Arab groups and accounts for Arab support for Saddam Hussein as he slaughtered 200,000 Kurds in northern Iraq, as well as backing for Sudanese policies toward the Muslim but black population of Darfur.


The Arab world is not about to make an exception for the Jews. This broad intolerance of minorities is further evidence of how unlikely it is the Arab world will accept the legitimacy of a Jewish state in its midst any time soon.
http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=688A19CA-9922-45EB-A57D-B6E67266E79A


MEMRI: Special Dispatch – No. 835 ‘The Arab Silence Can Only Be Explained Once We Understand the True Nature of the Twin Fascisms of Islamism and Pan-Arabism’
http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Area=sd&ID=SP83504&Page=archives


“Tyranny is a fundamental tenet of Baathism and other Islamism. They want to reestablish the Islamic Empire. Indeed, the Baathist ideology, as defined by its founder Michel Aflaq, taught that the Arab race was superior. The Baathists and Islamists have more in common with totalitarians and racists than they do with patriots. The Iraqi insurgents are identical to the Imperial Japanese, Nazis, Fascists, Communists, and the KKK. They share the same beliefs of totalitarianism, racism, as well as a moral and political superiority.”
http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2005/01/28/voting-rights-in-iraq/
http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/t/tremoglie/2005/tremoglie012805.htm


Israel as the result of the national liberation movement of the region’s aboriginal Jews.  Liberation of the aboriginal Jews (and anyone else lucky enough to find refuge within Israel’s borders) from the twin fascisms of pan-Arabism and Islamism which have oppressed and even eliminated so many of the region’s aboriginal ethnic groups.  Israel’s aboriginal Jews were not unique in accepting outside help (and even immigration) in their liberation struggle.  Lebanon’s Maronites; Egypt’s Copts, Iraq and Turkey’s Kurds, and Iran’s Zoroastrians have all sought and received outside help in their liberation struggles, each group according to its own circumstances.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzY4ZjgzMDY3NmExNmE4ODM5NDRmODg3N2I5YTU4YWI=


Non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world


One key element missing from the discussion is the question of non-Arab and/or non-Muslims in the “Arab” world. The Arab nationalists have succeeded in establishing some 23 non-democratic, ethnically (Arab) and religiously (Islam) defined nation-states in over 1 million square miles of territory, often at the expense of non-Arabs, such as the Kurds (Muslims, non-Arabs), Assyrians (Christians, non-Arabs), Copts (Christians, non-Arabs), southern Sudanese (Christian and pagan non-Arabs), Maronite Lebanese (Christian and mostly identified with their Phoenician ancestors) and Mizrahi Jews. Arab nationalist ideology claims all this territory exclusively as “Arab” despite the legitimate claims of non-Arabs and/or non-Muslims to ancient homelands long ago arabized with the spread of Islam, often through conquest.


I believe that the Arab opposition to the existence of non-Arab, non-Muslim Israel is based on the ideological motivations which led to the persecution of non-Arab minorities. The Assyrians suffered massacre and expulsion by the Arab nationalists of Iraq in the 1920s and 1930s. The Kurds have been persecuted and have suffered terribly for their struggle to establish an independent Kurdistan (at the hands of the Turks and Iranians as well, but that is another story.)


Arab nationalist ideology, and its Islamicist couterpart, cannot and will not tolerate non-Arab and non-Islamic peoples organizing themselves into their own independent nation states. Indeed, I have seen on Islamicist web sites the goal of “regaining” Spain in the name of Islam.


I believe that we need to place Israel’s struggle to survive into this context. Any non-Arab/non-Islamic state in the region must rely on strength (political, moral, spiritual and military) if it wants to survive in the Middle East. In this context can we thus place Israel’s demand for security. It is not security for the sake of security, not seucirty for the sake of oppressing another people, but security for the sake of survival against two racist and exclusivist ideologies (Arabism and Islamicism) which have succeeded in repressing the just struggles for national self-determination of most non-Arab peoples in the Middle East.
http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/nonarab.html


Arab racism must go – There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3478505,00.html

A lethal obsession: anti-semitism from antiquity to the global Jihad
Robert S. Wistrich – (Random House Digital, Inc.,) 2009 – 1184 pages (p. 86)

Modern Arab or Muslim anti-Semitism, unlike its European models, is religious and political at the same time. … The racial factor has perhaps been less evident than in Europe, but Arab racism is a reality that influences the systematic distortion of Jewish history and culture. Terms like “world Jewry” and “world Zionism” have been used interchangeably for decades in a pejorative manner. Jewish characteristics are uniformly vilified. The Jews of antiquity are anachronistically referred to by Muslim intellectuals, writers, and propagandists as “Zionists” to emphasize their negative traits. The imagined depravity of the Jews is grafted onto the negative perception of Israel and vice versa in a vicious circle of self-reinforcing and self-fulfilling prphecies…

In recent decades, Middle Eastern anti-Semitism has become unmistakably ” Islamicized” with all the fateful consequences of becoming integrated into a ” holy war.” The harsh anti-Judaism present in the Koran has facilitated this shift,…

http://books.google.com/books?id=Lzs48d3tudsC&pg=PT86

IT’S ABOUT BIGOTRY!

The war on terrorism is a war against bigotry… Bigotry is a terrible thing; no one appreciates being discriminated against. Imagine, however, someone hating you so much that theyrefuse to even recognize your very existence. Conversely, imagine being told if you did precisely as you were instructed, your right to exist would be recognized. Israel has faced this catch-22 situation since her rebirth in 1949. Millions of Arab bigots are propagating as true the diabolical lies quoted by Hitler from Mein Kampf and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Arab children are being taught that all wars are caused by the Jews, that the Jews invented AIDS, that Jews attacked America on September 11 than blamed it on the Arabs, and that America went to war against Iraq to appease the Jews. While this sounds ridiculous to us, it is accepted as truth in Arab lands. The truth is the “Baghdad Bobs” of the Middle East feed these myths and conspiracy theories to the masses daily. These fabrications are believed as the Gospel, and used to inflame Palestinian children to commit violent acts against the Jews. Children play death games, collect “terrorist” cards (complete with pictures of suicide bombers), and fantasize about killing Jews to reclaim al-Quds (Jerusalem.) And it doesn’t stop with pretense! At least two-dozen children under the age of 18 have perished as suicide bombers; children as young as 11 have been enlisted as “mules” to smuggle bomb-making supplies into Israel. The two young Palestinians who carried out the most recent attack in Ashdod were 17-years-old.

In 1997, I wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Where’s the Outrage?” The article outlined the fact that the world continued to tolerate Arafat’s speeches calling for one million martyrs to liberate Jerusalem. Yet today, Arafat’s Palestinian Authority uses the television airwaves to encourage children of all ages to become “Shahada” — suicide martyrs. Money keeps Arafat in power! Since 1994, he has kept a tight grip on $5.5 billion dollars of international aid that has flowed into Palestinian coffers. He dispenses his wealth to would-be martyrs, as well as to purchase 50-ton shipments of weapons from Iran. Arafat’s critics are either paid off, or murdered. According to Israeli intelligence,Arafat’s personal holdings are reported at $1.3 billion. This includes a 23 percent stake in a casino in Jericho (estimated worth – $28.5 million), 20 percent of a Tunisian telecom

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company (estimated at $50 million), and a $55 million share of a firm that controls most of the cement imported into the territories. Every six months, President Bush has an opportunity to allow the Anti-terrorism Act of 1987 to become law. The time has come for Mr. Bush to refuse to sign another waiver on this resolution, and allow it to be enacted.

This document places the PLO firmly where it belongs; on the terrorist list. This Act would hold Arafat and his entire terrorist cartel accountable, and stop PLO terrorists from entering the U.S. under diplomatic immunity. It is time for President Bush to freeze Arafat’s $1.3 billion in PLO funds, and paycompensation to the survivors of Americans killed by Arafat. As far back as February 12, 1986, a letter was sent from 47 Senators to the U. S. Justice Department demanding that Arafat be indicted for the murder in Khartoum, Sudan, of Ambassador Cleo Noel, and charge d’affaires, C. Curtis Moore. To date, no action has been taken; but there is no statute of limitations on murder. It must also be noted that the U.S. State Department has an audiotape of Arafat’s order to have the American diplomats killed… it is time to send Arafat to The Hague to stand trial alongside Milosovic. In order to win the war on terrorism, America must fight a war on bigotry. The same bigotry that kills Jews also kills Christians.

We discovered that on 9/11. For all the Arab bigots who call themselves “patriotic Americans”, and who don’t like the signing of this document, the President needs to refuse to recognize their right to exist as an American, and send them back to their countries of origin.
http://theamericanprophecies.com/pdf/bigotry.pdf

The reconstruction of Palestinian nationalism: between revolution and statehood [New approaches to conflict analysis] – Page 151 – Helena Lindholm Schulz – (Manchester University Press ND) 1999 – 194 pages [ISBN 0719055962]
The ‘other’ in Islamism

…On the one hand, Hamas displays an ‘almost blind hatred’ and racism against Jews, partly inspired by European antisemitism (Milton-Edwards, 1996: 185). Israel, Jews and Zionism are viewed as one entity. On the other hand, Hamas discusses Israel in a religious perspective and regards Jews as a dhimmi people. The conflict between Palestinians and Israelis was not solely between two peoples, but between believers and non-believers. Ultimately, it was a conflict between ‘right’ and ‘wrong. ‘good’ and ‘evil’.

http://books.google.com/books?id=YRkNAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA151

Racism in the Islamic World: How can peace prevail in the Middle East in the face of Islamic bigotry and hate? When will moderate Muslims speak out? For years, the U.N., led by Islamic …
http://www.factsandlogic.org/ad_94b.html

I have always seen Israel as the result of the national liberation movement of the region’s aboriginal Jews.
Liberation of the aboriginal Jews (and anyone else lucky enough to find refuge within Israel’s borders) from the twin fascisms of pan-Arabism and Islamism which have oppressed and even eliminated so many of the region’s aboriginal ethnic groups.
Israel’s aboriginal Jews were not unique in accepting outside help (and even immigration) in their liberation struggle.
Lebanon’s Maronites; Egypt’s Copts, Iraq and Turkey’s Kurds, and Iran’s Zoroastrians have all sought and received outside help in their liberation struggles, each group according to its own circumstances.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzY4ZjgzMDY3NmExNmE4ODM5NDRmODg3N2I5YTU4YWI=

The racism bluff

By GUSTAVO D. PEREDNIK 12/21/2011 21:46

Judaism brought anti-racism to the world via the idea that all mankind was derived from Adam, the first man.

Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin pioneered in 1885 the rebuttal of racist theories; since then there has been a constant endeavor to defeat racism through education and legislation. These efforts are undermined by those who deliberately exaggerate the problem of racism in present times in order to avoid criticisms of the many other evils in their societies.

In a world in which Barack Obama was elected president of America, and that put a full stop to apartheid; in our Western societies which pride themselves on anti-discriminatory laws, racism is conspicuously not the world's worst social problem.

Old as civilization, racial prejudices were prevalent in Europe from time immemorial. Plato and Aristotle who believed the Greeks were born to be free and to enslave barbarians. Comte de Buffon considered white people to be the "norm," and Voltaire claimed that some human beings (i.e. black people) form some sort of "intermediate stage" between white men and apes.

On the other hand, the anti-racist tradition was a Jewish contribution adopted and spread by Christianity. Its first written example appears in the Talmud, which explains that the biblical Adam is everyone's ancestor so no one could ever claim inherited superiority.

For more than 100 years, the struggle for human brotherhood has overtaken unfounded theories, advanced by individuals like the 19th-century French philosopher Joseph de Gobineau and American physician Joshiah Nott, that physical differences indicate intellectual and moral hierarchies. Their polygenetic hypotheses about the supposed diverse origins of a variety of human races were put to rest by Charles Darwin's theory of mankind's genetic homogeneity.

The Torah's view was upheld. We stem from one source.

The repudiation of racism must be unremitting, but in today's world there are other social evils that cause greater human suffering. These include violence against women, state-enforced corporal punishment, lack of basic freedoms, slavery and tyranny. The fact that these ills are particularly widespread under Arab and Muslim regimes often hinders human rights activists from denouncing them – precisely to avoid accusations of racism.

But totalitarianism is not a question of either genetics or anthropology, but rather of society and culture. Condemning the Arab world for these shortcomings is not an indication of racism or "Islamophobia," but rather it is an indication that these phenomena are wrong.

But the worst violators of human rights in the 21st century have discovered that the best way to escape condemnation is to put human rights activists on the defensive by tarring their criticism as "racist."

For example, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has argued that opponents of Sudan's genocidal leader Omar Bashir were not actually concerned about the people massacred in Darfur, but rather by the fact that Bashir is black. The fact that Bashir's victims were also black exposed the stupidity of the claim.

Even worse, Chavez's comment was blatantly racist since it exonerates nonwhites of almost any criticism, as if they were moral idiots. Manfred Gerstenfeld calls this syndrome "humanitarian racism."

Similarly, the media has accused our foreign minister of being a racist without quoting a single expression by Avigdor Lieberman that could justify such an assault. The true racist is usually the slanderer.

IRONICALLY, MANY of the people who call their political enemies "racists" have themselves fallen prey to the very social disease they condemn. For instance, if a law penalized the support of terror groups, to consider this law "racist" would itself betray a racist attitude since this claim assumes that only one particular ethnic group would break that law.

Similarly, in 2008 the Knesset considered a bill that would have required a special two-thirds Knesset majority to approve concessions on the Golan Heights. When opponents of this proposal called it "racist," they showed transparent racism themselves. To them, only Arab citizens would sympathize with the enemy. But "racism" they claimed.

This linguistic abuse takes place time and again on the international stage, at international political forums, women's rights conferences and other arenas. At women's rights conferences, instead of maligning honor killings, infant girls' marriages, imposed polygamy, child prostitution, clitoridectomy (female genital mutilation), and the fact that in Arab countries wife-beating usually goes unpunished, ayatollahs and sheikhs manage to sidestep the defense of women by ranting about "Zionist atrocities against Palestinian women."

In the same vein, conferences about protecting children fail to enact initiatives to penalize those who use child slaves as camel racers or those who sell infants into marriage. They fail to deal with these issues by twisting their moral agendas and declaring the "real problem" for children around the world is the way in which Israel mistreats Palestinian youth.

Against these distortions, people tend to steer clear of confrontation. The fear is palpable that an assertive stand could be interpreted as racist.

ULTIMATELY, THE racism charge is consistently misrepresented. Not even Nazism was related to its alleged "racism" nor with an "ideology." Rather, these terms provided a disguise for fanaticism and Judeophobia. The aforementioned racists (Plato, Gobineau, Nott, Voltaire) were wrong but they were not sadists, as the Nazis were.

To brand Nazis "racists" is another way to de-Judaize the Holocaust. Only against the Jews were the Nazis consistently "racists," although the Jews are not a race. The supposedly "Semitic" Arabs were allies of the Third Reich.

Nazi hatred focused almost exclusively on the Jews and excluded other "races" which, even when massacred during the war, were marginal in the German "racist" worldview. Dark-haired Hitler, obese Goering, petite Goebbels and their peers were not racial models for the supposedly "superior" Aryan man. Few Nazi ringleaders would have been featured in a manual for German Racism. Theirs was no racism, it was wanton desire to torture and kill with impunity, plain and simple.

Although the Nuremberg Laws of 1935 excluded Jews from society, they were unable to offer any racial definition of the Jew – because such a definition is impossible. It was not because of racism that Nazis hated the Jews, but the opposite is true: in order to implement their madness and Judeophobia they used racial arguments.

Today their heirs try to divert the struggle against social evils, and they are quite successful in vilifying Western democracies as "fascist" and "racist."

Iran's Ahmadinejad, who in 2006 invited the Ku Klux Klan to his infamous conference for Holocaust Denial in Tehran, was three years later the central speaker at the UN congress against racism in Geneva.

The writer is author of Judeophobia and is trying to re-introduce that term as an alternative to the ambiguous phrase "anti-Semitism."
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=250432

Canada: U.N. Anti-Racism Conference a ‘Gong Show’ of Hatred …That conference was marred by anti-Semitic bigotry that eventually led the United States Israel to walk out … Arab and Muslim countries ganged up in their criticisms of Israel.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/terry-trippany/2008/01/28/canada-calls-u-n-led-anti-racism-conference-gong-show-hatred-bigotry

Cohen Cont’d – Jonah Goldberg – The Corner on National Review Online Liberation of the aboriginal Jews (and anyone else lucky enough to find refuge within Israel’s borders) from the twin fascisms of pan-Arabism and Islamism …
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzY4ZjgzMDY3NmExNmE4ODM5NDRmODg3N2I5YTU4YWI=

Dr. Kenneth Levin… I believe that many people in the Arab world remain intoxicated with the messages constantly given them by leaders both secular and religious; a message not unlike that proffered to Germans between the world wars: That they are heirs to a superior nation which has been robbed of its proper superior status and must militantly reclaim it from those who have stolen the Arabs’ rightful place in the world. It is the message disseminated by what one liberal Arab writer called the “twin fascisms of Islamism and pan-Arabism.” For democracy to take root will require an end to the Arab romance with this fascist world view.
http://jpundit.typepad.com/jci/2005/07/kenneth_levin_i.html

Arab murder is Arab murder. It hasn’t changed in 100 years. We don’t call it “Palestinian terrorism”; the word “Palestinian” reflects legitimacy to Arabs who really want Israel dismantled and Jews out of the Middle East at all costs, even of their own children and livelihoods, as well as a political act to achieve a nationalist goal rather than what it really is: murdering Jews and those who support them. Arab fascism is Arab fascism, not a movement toward “national liberation”.

The world needs another Arab terrorist state like it needs a hole in the head. And even if a “peaceful” one was created, it’s only a matter of time before a coup occurs and brings the world back to square one. And the word “peace”, so bandied about, does not mean capitulation and the dismantling of Israel. For to the Arabs that is what “peace” means. This isn’t about 6 million Jews “oppressing” or dispossessing a few million Arabs. This is about a 250 million strong Pan-Arab Movement seeking to drive 6 million Jews into the sea.

The real apartheidists, the real racists, the real pro-Nazis, are the Arabs who use Joseph Goebbels’ Doublespeak and Big Lie techniques to do just those things they claim to abhor…
http://www.dafka.org/content/index.php?pid=1&id=19

Saudis laud credit card hacking scheme
Ynetnews – Jan 4 – 2012
Scheme widely reported in Saudi-Arabia as web surfers welcome damage caused to Israelis. ‘Jews are the most despicable, Hitler was right,’ one talkbacker says
Roi Kais Published: 01.03.12, 19:56 / Israel News
[...]
“If I were a hacker I would wish for 800000 credit cards to be leaked, not just 400000,” one … The responses were mostly hostile towards Jews and Israel. …
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4170888,00.html

Saudis Claim Credit For Hack Of Israelis’ Credit Cards
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Adam Dickter Assistant Managing Editor
A group of Saudi hackers calling themselves Group XP claimed credit for exposing thousands of Israelis’ credit card numbers and other information on Monday.

“We decided to give the world a new year gift, about 400,000+ Israeli people information!!!,” declared the group, believed to be connected to the global hacking group Anonymous, whose affiliates have been arrested around the world for denial-of-service attacks on private and government web sites.

The information, collected by tracking purchases by Israelis, was posted on a page that redirected from a popular Israeli sports site, ONE, but quickly removed.

The attack targeted users of cards issued by IsraCard, Cal-Israel and Leumi Card. Those companies insisted the number of hacked accounts was far less than the Group Xp boast, about 15,000, and that users would not be held responsible for any fraudulent charges

The Israelis names, emails and credit card numbers, including the three-digit security codes were exposed.

The attack is an embarrassment to a country that prides itself on its fast growing high-tech industry.

“There’s no question that website security in Israel has to improve,” Dov Kotler, CEO of one of the affected credit card companies, Isracard, told Yediot Acharanot. “The newer websites pose less of a problem, because their security protocols are higher – it’s the older websites that have outdated security.”

Various reports quoted the hackers as saying in a statement “it will be so fun to see 400,000 Israelis stand in line outside banks and offices of credit card companies to complain that their cards had been stolen. To see banks shred 400,000 cards and reissue them. To see that Israeli cards are not accepted around the world, like the Nigerian cards.”

Chester Wisniewski, a senior advisor at Sophos, a global cybersecurity firm based in Canada, said both supporters and enemies of Israel have for years been waging denial-of-service attacks, which overwhelm a web site’s servers, in support of their causes. “It’s just a new twist on an old war,” he said.
http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/brief/saudis_claim_credit_hack_israelis_credit_cards

In an article titled “Ramon Can Go to Hell,” Hamed Salamin, a columnist for the UAE daily Al-Bayan, wrote:
An atmosphere of sadness and shock overcame the Israelis two days ago when NASA announced [Ramon's] death¦ “This is enough to arouse joy in every heart that beats Arabism and Islam.”
http://www.adl.org/Anti_semitism/columbia.asp


Hiding Israel’s Contribution To The U.S. Military… the racism from the Arabs which Israel eliminated in its official policy….
http://www.gamla.org.il/english/article/2004/jan/win1.htm


What kind of role does anti-Semitism play in the Middle East Conflict? At what point does opposition to Israel turn into anti-Semitism? …The spiritual and physical connection of Jews with Zion has been continuous, preceding by centuries the emergence of Muslim conquerors from the Arabian deserts. Not only that, but over half the Israeli population is not “European” at all. It was uprooted from the Arab Middle East by exclusivist pan-Arabism, Islamic fanaticism, and the pressures of decolonization.
Yet sixty years ago, there were more than a million Jews in Arab lands. Their exodus says it all. Israel integrated them, providing a haven, pride, dignity and freedom as it did for the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. Palestinian refugees, on the other hand, were left to rot in UN refugee camps by their Arab brethren, fed with revanchist delusions about their inalienable “right of return” to Israel. If the Middle East tragedy is to be resolved, it is these camps ‘ the seedbed of terrorism and an entire culture of hatred ‘ which have to be dismantled and not the thriving Jewish state.
http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/klug.html


Op-Ed: What apartheid is and is not – The Stanford Daily Online And while black labor was exploited in slavery-like conditions under apartheid, ….. Islam is clearly anti-Semitic and racist against the Jews. …
http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2006/11/13/opedWhatApartheidIsAndIsNot


Good News From Europe and the US –
Don’t let the Arabist/anti-Semitic taint and news blackouts in the media fool you…
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/3252


Testimony at the UN… Jews have been an indigenous people of the Middle East for over 2,500 years. On the basis of race and religion, Arab regimes subjected Jews to arbitrary arrest, confiscation of property and expulsions. This is fully documented in this report by Justice for Jews from Arab Countries
http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1313923&ct=5118137&tr=y&auid=3586018

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson:
[T]he atmosphere of anti-Semitism at the NGO Forum was described as ˜hateful, even racist’ by former High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson. Source: U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 1361 EH, Sept. 23, 2008, I had urged the NGOs not to adopt it. But the process was democratic and they went ahead and adopted it. But I also have a democratic right to reject that declaration dealing with Israel. . . I think the NGO Forum, by including that text on Israel, have diminished the chances of it being adopted by the conference. I don’t think it can be adopted. Source: “Israel branded ˜racist’ by rights forum,” CNN, Sept. 2, 2001. [A]fter [an activist] showed Robinson the booklet, she stood up, waved it and said, ˜This conference is aimed at achieving human dignity. My husband is a cartoonist, I love political cartoons, but when I see the racism in this cartoon booklet, of the Arab Lawyers’ Union, I must say that I am a Jew – for those victims are hurting. I know that you people will not understand easily, but you are my friends, so I tell you that I am a Jew, and I will not accept this fractiousness to torpedo the conference.’ Source: “Robinson in Durban: I am a Jew,” The Jerusalem Post, Aug. 30, 2001.
http://blog.unwatch.org/?p=221

(Feb. 2009) European Union member states may follow in the footsteps of the United States [and Canada] which announced Friday it would not be participating in the Durban anti-racism conference set to take place in April, Critics of the April conference, say Arab nations will use it as a forum to bash Israel and charge that the draft document will limit freedom of religion and speech.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1067540.html

Expose ‘apartheid’ charge’s real agenda
11 Mar 2010 … Apartheid was a totalitarian system, not unlike many Arab regimes today. … of governance – not unlike many of the regimes in the Arab world today. …. away from its oppression and even killings of Christians and Jews. …

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=170733

Jewish spectator: Volumes 40-41
School of the Jewish Woman (New York, N.Y.) – 1975 [p. 75]

There is, of course, nothing racist about that. The real issue is not Zionism. Nor Arab Refugees. Nor occupied land. The real problem is Pan-Arabism. Arabs have the conviction that in all that vast expanse of land between the North Atlantic and the Indian subcontinent, only one kind of people may enjoy political independence. They claim, even as they feud among themselves, that there is only one “Arab nation,” that the entire area of North Africa and the Near East is its natural habitat, and that only Arabs have a right to sovereignty there.

http://books.google.com/books?id=C0NNAAAAYAAJ&dq=racism

http://books.google.com/books?id=C0NNAAAAYAAJ&dq=feud

‘Racists cry racism at U.N. conference’
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=10776


UN chief: The comparison between Zionism and racism is dead…

Ha’aretz – Sep 1, 2001

Arab League meets over problematic text as U.S. threatens departure if “anti-Semitic” elements of closing statement stay. By Yair Sheleg

http://www.haaretz.com/news/un-chief-the-comparison-between-zionism-and-racism-is-dead-1.68646


Terrorism and racism: the aftermath of Durban… the ‘Terrorists’ Racist Strategy’
http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=2&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=442&PID=0&IID=1117&TTL=Terrorism_and_Racism:_The_Aftermath_of_Durban

Arab states pressed the Durban racist strategy in …Arab states pressed the Durban racist strategy…
http://www.jcpa.org/jl/vp468.htm

Arab peace or Durban war? | Op-Ed Contributors | Jerusalem Post, Nov 25, 2008 … Arab peace or Durban war? By GERALD M. STEINBERG … This UN forum, ostensibly called to combat racism and discrimination, was abused by …
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=121817


Arab delegates led by Syria and Pakistan …
http://www.adl.org/durban


Let Us Study Racism in Durban, South Africa, Aug 8, 2001 … This is exactly what they wish to do at the U.N. Conference on Racism in Durban. The Arabs, hopelessly mired in xenophobic hatred of their …
http://www.gamla.org.il/english/article/2001/aug/win1.htm


Jewish Activists Stunned by Hostility, Anti-Semitism at Durban …On the grounds of the U.N. conference itself, the Arab Lawyers Union … attention on the conference’s ostensible anti-racist aim, Irene Khan, … They are also treated to lunch and dinner, courtesy of the Durban Jewish community. …
http://www.ujc.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=15621


Prepared Remarks
of
Brigitte Gabriel
Middle East and Academic Integrity on the American Campus
Columbia University in the City of New York
March 6, 2005



Environments of Hate: Indoctrination in the Arab World and Propaganda Advocacy in America’s University Classrooms


I’m honored to bring Columbia a unique perspective concerning the academic freedom issue. I see similarities between the issue and my personal experiences growing up. I was raised in an Arabic society in Lebanon that took impressionable young minds and filled them with propaganda. Minds that were young and didn’t know any better. I am an eyewitness and a victim of the indoctrination of hate education, racism, intolerance, intimidation and fabricated lies by my government and religious influences.
This indoctrination was for one purpose: To eradicate the newborn state of Israel; To foment hatred and wipe out Jewish presence in an Arab dominated world. For Arabs, the simple existence of Israel was viewed as a catastrophe…al nakbah! This pan Arab hate indoctrination was a reaction to Jews returning to their homeland after Arabic and Islamic belief for 1400 years that the Yahuds were vanquished and subjugated as Dhimmi.
I believe hate motivated indoctrination fosters irrational thinking and faulty reasoning whether it influenced my education as a child in Lebanon or the “advocacy education” that roils the classrooms here at Columbia. This is the root cause, for the controversy swirling around several members of the Middle East Asia Languages Arts and Culture (MEALAC) faculty and their alleged intimidation of students and other faculty.
What is at stake is our future, the students of today who will become tomorrow’s leaders. If their minds are poisoned with irrational hatred and the hate is not combated and eliminated, then academic freedom and free speech in an open marketplace of competitive ideas is dead.
But let me begin by talking about my experience growing up in Lebanon where doctrinal hatred of Jews and Israel was ever present.
From Television programs, to national songs, hourly radio newscasts and newspapers, our citizens were fed a steady diet of lies poisoning our attitudes towards the Jews. Israel – Aaesrael , Israel is the devil. Al-Yahud shayateen, The Jews are evil. Sarakou Al-Ard Al Arabiyah. They stole Arab land. Al Wakt al wahid allazi yassir endana salam huwa lamma naqtul kul al yahud wa narmihum bil bahr, The only time we’ll have peace in the Middle East is when we kill all the Jews and drive them into the sea. Every time Israel was mentioned it was attached to the phrase, Al adew al Israeli. The Israeli enemy.
My country and others saw nothing wrong with practicing this form of mind abuse. Of taking a generation hostage, molding them into misguided weapons; some willing to be martyred in the name of Islam or Palestinian nationalism. It’s a form of mental child abuse taking place in every Arab country.
As a Maronite Lebanese I went to a Christian private school. The pervasive national animosity toward the Jews affected us there to the extent that our Bibles did not include nor did we study the Old Testament. We didn’t even know it was a part of the bible. We were told that the Torah is the enemy’s book. We were young. We didn’t know any better. These were our teachers. We respected them and trusted them.
Had I not had the opportunity for an up-close and personal experience with the Israelis, I would have had nothing by which to judge or compare what I was being told by my society.
My eyes were opened when I spent 22 days in a hospital in northern Israel in the early 1980′s. I watched unbelievably as Israeli doctors treated my mother wounded by an artillery shell before he treated the wounded Iisral soldier lying next to her. They treated Lebanese Muslims and Palestinian militia fighters on a par with wounded IDF soldiers. I was shocked that this enemy, hated by the Arabs, treated us all with utmost courtesy, compassion, and respect. It was a transforming experience countering the lies and all the propaganda that I had been indoctrinated in as a child. Ultimately, I made a commitment to leave my home country and move to Israel to be with these people whose values I respected.
I ended up working in Israel as a television news anchor. I never felt like a second class citizen in Israel. To solidify my commitment to Israel I buried my beloved parents remains in the same Mount Zion cemetery in Jerusalem where the grave of a “ger t’zeddik” or righteous gentile-Oscar Shindler would one day be. I was tired of the lies exaggerations and manipulations of Arabic society, which brings me to another parallel concerning academic freedom and objectivity.



Where is objectivity in the Arab world when they claim that the destruction of the World Trade Center was a CIA/Mossad plot? Where is objectivity on campuses when similar claims and distortions are made? Can there be objectivity when advocacy and hatred is involved? Professor Richard Bullet was right when he coined the term “advocacy education.” How can a student get the facts by which to make a decision when professors advocate in their courses using ideological distortions to force form opinion instead of providing objective information for students to form their own opinions?
The lies that Arab society tried to teach me as a child in Lebanon are the same as those spread under the guise of academic freedom on the Morningside campus of Columbia. During a recent speech at a Columbia Law school forum, Professor Massad repeated 24 times in a half-hour that, “Israel is a racist Jewish apartheid oppressive state.” His exercise in academic freedom ignores the facts.
As a Middle Easterner brought up on this patent “Israel is a racist state” propaganda, I discovered it is total hate inspired nonsense. I’ve seen with my own eyes what kind of society Israel is. I consider Israel to be one of the most multi-racial and multi-cultural countries in the world. There are no racial restrictions on becoming a citizen of Israel like there are in many Arab countries. Remember, Jews can’t live in the neighboring Arab Kingdom of Jordan or in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Israel’s multi-racial society belies the charge of Racism. More than 100 different countries of the world are represented in the population of Israel. Consider how the Israeli government spent tens of millions of dollars airlifting more than 40,000 black Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1984 and 1991. Since 2001 Israel has reached out to help others taking in non-Jewish refugees from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Liberia, Congo and even Bosnian Muslims. How many such refugees have the 22 states in the Arab league taken in? The Arab world won’t even give Palestinian refugees citizenship in their host countries.



Over one million Arabs are full Israel citizens. An Arab sits on the Supreme Court of Israel. There are Arab political parties expressing views inimical to the State of Israel sitting in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Women are equal partners in Israel and have complete human rights. Professor Massad… show me an Arab nation with a Jew in their government. Show me an Arab country with half as many Jewish citizens as Israel has Arab citizens. I’ll borrow some of your academic freedom now and say that Arab nations are the real racist and oppressive states.
In the David Project film, “Columbia Unbecoming,” you hear a word familiar to us in the Arab world mentioned by these brave students and Rabbi Charles Sheer, the emeritus executive director of Barnard /Columbia Hillel. The word is: intimidation.
And people here at Columbia are up in arms that intimidation is mentioned? Let me tell you about intimidation. I know what using fear to deny freedom of thought is. In parts of the Arab world freely expressing your thoughts can get you killed. I said things as a news anchor that the Arabs did not like and it got my picture published in Hezbollah and PLO newspapers and magazines saying I should be killed.
What sort of academic atmosphere do you think that would foster here on American campuses? I’d like to think the ACLU would be up in arms and coming to my defense. As one who escaped repression and came to America I’m shocked that such elitists as the ACLU are the enemy to the pursuit of freedom. That people in America support the oppressive actions that I left in the Middle East simply astounds me.
Here at Columbia or DePaul I find more irony. When you speak out as a student you are told by some of the MEALAC faculty to leave the classroom. In the case of Professor Thomas Klocek at DePaul University you are suspended without due process for challenging lies about Israelis being Nazi occupiers by a Students for Justice in Palestine campus group. These are matters to be addressed by the Columbia administration, the ACLU and the AAUP now. What we’re getting is people hiding behind psychobabble about “academic freedom and free speech.” What we see is freedom being used to spread lies, bar the facts, bend the truth and poison the minds of future leaders.
Speaking for millions who suffered and those still suffering under tyranny and oppression… we don’t understand how people in American universities, who have enjoyed freedom for so long, can abuse that very freedom by doing things that hinder the spread of freedom throughout the world.
I see another parallel involving history that is happening here at Columbia and on other campuses. Anti Semites and anti Israelis have tapped into that part of the DNA of most Jews that paralyzes them from being confrontational when attacked. It’s as if the Arabs studied Krystallnacht…the “night of broken glass” November 9th, 1938 in Nazi Germany. Scare Jews off and they will not respond or won’t come back. Turning academic freedom into academic intimidation is the tactic being used here at Columbia and other campuses across the nation.
These ideologues know that they are teaching students who have no background or prior knowledge of the Middle East situation. What they are doing is an extension of what is taking place in schools in Palestinian and Muslim madrasses across the Islamic crescent. Repeat a lie enough and it becomes truth. You listen to what we say. If you don’t there will be consequences.
I have heard that a graduate student at the School of International and Public Affairs here at Columbia approached a professor about holding programs on global anti-Semitism. The tenured faculty member said that he would be “blacklisted.” Blacklisted by other Columbia faculty for even raising the topic. Further, this young graduate student was told not to even think of bringing up the subject of Genocide in the Sudan! Sounds like intellectual fascism to me.
This brings me to something I was surprised to discover. I have always known that Jews are into studying and debating and being informed people. I knew about the Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation and really thought that American Jewish children were prepared for life. What shocked me, really confounded me was how totally unprepared teenage Jews are when it comes to understanding the history of the Middle East conflict. The Jewish community has let freshmen down in preparing them to face what biased or hate filled college environments are throwing at them today.


Let me tell you something else about hate in the Arabic environment. Arab children are taught hatred of the Jew from their mother’s milk. They are constantly bombarded with stories and information presenting the Jew as barbaric, conniving, manipulative, warmongering people. You name it. While the Jew is taught patience, humility, service and charity to all:”tikkun olam”-to repair the world. No wonder professors with an agenda of hate propaganda can intimidate and belittle young Jewish students. It is time for the Jewish community to wake up. It is time that Jewish youths are prepared to do battle in the open cockpit of debate in college classrooms.
It is also time for tenured faculty at Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, DePaul, Duke, the University of California at Irvine to find their moral compasses and rise up with their colleagues and administrations to reclaim their campuses from the poisonous indoctrination of hate. Reclaim it and return the classroom to an intimidation free environment for young minds to learn the truth through open debate and give them, us and the world a better future.
Thank you.
http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20060824062857/http://www.americancongressfortruth.com/columbia-university-speech.html


Embracing Holocaust Deniers
In the wake of the intifada, crude Holocaust denial re-emerged as a means of delegitimizing Israel and Zionism, along with motifs that had typified the discourse of the early years of the Arab-Israeli conflict, such as regret that Hitler had not finished the job. Egyptian columnist Ahmad Rajab thanked Hitler for taking revenge on the Israelis “in advance on behalf of the Palestinians,” but noted that it was not complete.61 The PA semi-official paper al-Hayat al-Jadida published an article on 13 April by Khayri Mansur, entitled “Marketing Ashes,” which elaborates various themes common to Holocaust deniers: alleged political and economic exploitation by Zionist propaganda, and doubting the number of Jews exterminated as well as well as the existence of the gas chambers. The Hizballah website disseminated “The Holocaust Lie,” from Richard Harwood’s book Did Six Million Really Die?, and referred the browser to the Leuchter Report.63 Norman Finkelstein’s book The Holocaust Industry drew considerable attention in the Arab media. It was translated into Arabic, reviewed and discussed while Finkelstein himself was a welcome interviewee.64 Although it does not deny the Holocaust, the book was perceived as an anti-Jewish/anti-Zionist tract, confirming Arab claims of exploitation of the Holocaust for Zionist political ends. At the Durban conference, Arab and Muslim representatives attempted, publicly, for the first time, to trivialize the Holocaust by denying its uniqueness and turning it into one of many holocausts.
The centrality of Holocaust denial in the Arab discourse was manifested in two events ‘ an aborted conference of Western revisionists in Beirut, and an Arab forum on historical revisionism, which took place in May in Amman. The conference “Revisionism and Zionism,” co-sponsored by the California-based Institute of Historical Review (IHR), the leading Holocaust denial group in the world…
http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/asw2001-2/arab.htm


(Durban 2


EU threatens pullout from racism conference 

 

March 16 2009 at 08:07PM
 
Brussels – The European Union on Monday threatened to pull out of an upcoming United Nations conference on racism unless a controversial draft declaration, deemed anti-Semitic, is changed.

 

“The main voices were very sceptical about the directions of the papers prepared,” said Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency.

 

The EU is seeking to remove at least five paragraphs from the draft declaration relating to the situation in the Palestinian territories, such as an assertion that “in order to consolidate the Israeli occupation, (Palestinians) have been subjected to unlawful collective punishment, torture.”

 

Schwarzenberg, speaking to reporters after presiding over a meeting of EU foreign ministers, said the EU would “probably” send its own suggestions for the draft.

 

Italy has already pulled out of the conference
“If the conference will be in line with that then we will stay, otherwise there is a strong call to withdraw,” he said.

 

Italy has already pulled out of the April 20-24 conference in Geneva, “complaining of unacceptable, aggressive and anti-Semitic phrases,” while Britain has said it will not attend unless there is a “change in direction” to the draft declaration.

 

Israel, Canada and the United States have also vowed to boycott this year’s gathering, dubbed “Durban II”.

 

The inaugural racism conference, held Durban in September 2001, saw a walkout by Israeli and US delegates in protest against a bid by Arab nations to adopt a resolution equating Zionism with racism.

 

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is among those calling for a unified EU withdrawal from the talks unless the preparatory papers are substantially modified.

 

The documents “suggest that this is not simply dealing with racism, but that the conference could be diverted by the taking of one-sided positions on the Middle East conflict, or to condemn some European and American positions regarding the Arab-Muslim world,” he said after the Brussels meeting.

 

“I would plead for us to withdraw from this conference if in the coming hours and days we don’t get a substantial modification of these documents,” he said. – Sapa-AFP


 

EU ultimatum to the OIC: Change your tune on Durban II or we won’t … EuropeNews
http://europenews.dk/en/node/21207

 

Italy pulls out of UN racism conference The Associated Press
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gJ-jO8GITRBOpeVyJThpU1Ys7NGAD96O3MOO2

 

Italy says no to Durban II
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – Mar 5, 2009
He said the statements in question “must be eliminated,” and that Italy would not participate unless the draft document was changed. …
http://jta.org/news/article/2009/03/05/1003490/italy-says-no-to-durban-ii

 

Australia ready to boycott Durban II
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – [March 17, 2009] … (JTA) — Australia said it will boycott the Durban II anti-racism conference unless the heavily anti-Israel conference draft document is changed. …
http://jta.org/news/article/2009/03/17/1003772/australia-ready-to-boycott-durban-ii

 

Mideast Outpost: Durban II: The U.N.’s Racist Jamboree, The U.N.’s Durban Review Conference, scheduled for April 2009 in Geneva… The key individual keeping tabs on what she aptly calls the U.N. Racist “Anti-Racism” Campaign is the Hudson Institute’s indefatigable Anne Bayefsky. She has posted the “Draft Outcome Document” for Durban II on the website http://www.EYEontheUN.org…. the threat posed by Durban II goes beyond Israel — and indeed beyond anything in Durban I. As noted earlier Durban I ended just before 9/11 — in its aftermath Islamic organizations and countries have been nurturing an odd combination of sentiments: a sense of grievance and victimhood along with feelings of empowerment. The end result is that the Moslem countries setting the agenda for Durban II seek to outlaw a new form of “racism,” namely “Islamophobia.”
…the Draft Document seeks to undercut counterterrorism and national security efforts with the accusation that they “hamper…progress in the collective struggle against racism.” Any suggestion that Islam or Muslims have anything to do with terrorism is attacked as xenophobia leading to “worsening of the situation of Muslim minorities around the world.”
http://mideastoutpost.com/archives/000505.html

 

Criticism of Israel dropped from Durban II draft resolution
Ha’aretz – March 17, 2009

Initial draft resolutions for the United Nations Durban II summit branded Israel as an occupying state that carries out racist policies. …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1071735.html

U.S. boycotts racism conference, says it ‘singles out’ Israel
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A major United Nations anti-racism conference was thrown into further disarray Sunday when more countries joined a U.S. boycott amid concerns it was developing into a platform for attacking Israel…
Australia and the Netherlands were the latest to pull out of next week’s meeting in Geneva, as a dispute gathered pace over a document said to single out Israel for its racism…
Canada, Israel, Italy and Sweden have also announced they are boycotting the conference aimed at creating a global blueprint for tackling discrimination. Britain says it will attend.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, whose past comments on the Holocaust and Israel are likely to overshadow his contributions to the debate, has reportedly confirmed his attendence.
U.S. State Department officials say redrafts of the offending document, which will reaffirm anti-discrimination commitments agreed at a 2001 meeting in Durban, South Africa, have failed to resolve outstanding issues.
America objected to the 2001 agreement — joining Israel in walking out of the Durban meeting — and says the current document “prejudges key issues that can only be resolved in negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.”
Australia’s Foreign Minister Stephen Smith echoed the concerns on Sunday, saying that Israel was being unfairly targeted..
“Regrettably, we cannot be confident that the Review Conference will not again be used as a platform to air offensive views, including anti-Semitic views,” he said.
The United States says that despite its boycott, it “will continue to work assiduously” with all nations “to combat bigotry and end discrimination.”
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/04/19/racism.conference/index.html


Obama: Durban II risks ‘hypocritical’ Israel hatred – Haaretz …Apr 21, 2009 …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1079354.html


Obama Skips Controversial U.N. Durban Conference by Thomas P. Kilgannon 04/20/2009 … in two words — bureaucratic terrorism. The conference is dominated by the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and is used largely as a forum to promote hatred of Israel. The gathering in Geneva is a follow-on to the World Conference Against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001 — a conference which found the American and Israeli delegates walking out in protest. It was described by the late Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, as “the most sickening and unabashed display of hate for Jews I had seen since the Nazi period.”
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31520&page=1&viewID=879044


Today, neo-Nazis, Islamists and Arabists as well as their supporters pursue the traditional antisemitic aim of making the world Judenrein — i.e. cleansed of Jews – - and… one step further, attempting also to make it Judenstaatrein — i.e. free of a Jewish state
http://www.cjccc.ca/antisemitism/antisemitism_link_29.pdf


Attacks on Jews by Arabs in Concordia University the “centre of militant Arabism in Canada”
http://www.hfienberg.com/kesher/2002_09_08_kesher_archive.html


Hate Speech At San Francisco State University

By Richard L. Cravatts February 24, 2009

…The virulence of anti-Israelism and antisemitism at The University of California, Irvine campus, for instance, has been so flagrant and endemic in recent years that it actually prompted an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, the findings of which were issued in a damning 2007 report. But San Francisco State University is not far behind in the ignoble way it has enabled its Muslim students’ organizations to create a veritable reign of terror on campus against Jewish and pro-Israel students, while simultaneously attempting to silence voices of opposition, a situation made evident this January when SFSU’s College Republicans were once again pushed into the limelight for their outspoken challenges to the school’s ubiquitous Palestinianism.

Playing off the recent indignity suffered by former president Bush when an insolent reporter hurled a shoe at the President’s head during a press conference, the College Republicans had set up a booth to let students who so wished to sign an anti-Hamas, anti-terror petition and throw a shoe at a Hamas flag. Deeply “offended” by the Republicans for daring to condemn terrorists, rather than the Israeli state in defending its civilians from genocidal attack, members of SFSU’s General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) and socialist club overturned the table, seized the Hamas flag, and were physically aggressive enough in their assault of the Republican students to result in two of their members, Muhammad Abdullah and Jeremy Stern, being put under arrest.

The outcome of this event, one would think, would be fairly straightforward, since the pro-Hamas protestors clearly violated SFSU’s own rules for student behavior, which clearly prohibit “conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person within or related to the university community, including physical abuse, threats, intimidation, [or] harassment,” all of which the Republican group experienced.

But in the morally-inverted world of academia, the Republican group, for the third time, find themselves the target of punishment and censure, not their attackers, and the “offended parties — the GUPS and the socialist club — have made some breathtakingly audacious demands to the SFSU administration: the College Republicans must be punished or sanctioned for throwing shoes at the Hamas flag; pending charges should be dropped against the two protestors who assaulted the College Republicans and seized the Hamas flag; and, most ominously for defenders of free expression on campus, a forum should be created to “educate” students about what forms of speech the “offended” students deem acceptable or unacceptable, including what the Left regularly tries to proscribe as “hate speech.”

The idea that one group of college students believe they can and should decide what acceptable speech is at any given moment is a particularly chilling concept, particularly when those same students have defined their political beliefs with an unwavering support for the jihadist aggression of groups that threaten not only Israel, but the West, as well.

Two years ago, the College Republicans held a similar anti-terrorism rally at which SFSU students were invited to stomp on the flags of Hamas and Hezbollah, and with similar punitive results: the complaining students accused the Republican group members of “acts of incivility” and “intimidation,” suggesting that they created a “hostile environment” by publicly walking over the terrorist flags, which, unbeknownst to the Republican students, happen bear the name of Allah in Arabic script.

While college demonstrators here and abroad regularly burn, deface, and desecrate the flags of Israel and the United States, something that the courts have repeatedly upheld as Constitutionally-protected speech, only on a campus controlled by Left-leaning faculty and radicalized students could the protest against the flags of genocidal terrorist thugs be considered, as it was here, an attempt to “incite violence,” “hateful religious intolerance” and an act by those who “pre-meditated the stomping of the flags knowing it would offend some people and possibly incite violence.” Thanks to the intervention of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a group that defends campus free speech, the Republican club was exonerated, but only after they had been dragged through proceedings by University officials who had to be reminded by FIRE that “speech does not constitute incitement if a speaker’s words result in violence because people despise what the speaker said and wish to silence him or her.”

Were only the College Republicans acting out in a provocative way on an otherwise peaceful SFSU campus, they might well be rebuked for being crude and demonstrating impolite and impolitic behavior. But not only has the campus gained notoriety for the outrageousness of some of its morally-defective protests, but the same “offended” parties who sought punishments for the College Republicans, the General Union of Palestinian Students, have continually been at the center of a succession of riots, protests, and anti-Israel, anti-American hate-fests and counter-protests at which radical speakers regularly, and with unbridled invective, denounce and demonize Jews, Zionists, Israel, Republicans, and America.

Most notorious, for example, was the Muslim student-sponsored, pro-Palestinian April 2002 demonstration that included odious flyers and posters depicting a dead Palestinian baby on a soup-can label imprinted with the words “Palestinian Children Meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites under American license,” echoing the centuries-old blood libel of European antisemitism that accused Jews of murdering Gentile children and using their blood to bake matzos — a slander that has, not surprisingly, currently gained credence in the Arab world. Even if the perpetrators of this cruel protest consider this type of expression merely “academic free speech” and legitimate debate about Zionism, and also disingenuously claim that that there is no underlying Jew-hatred here, only debate about Israeli policies, and even if they are to be believed, might not such flyers possibly offend Jewish students on campus? Could accusing an ethnic group of infanticide possibly be construed as “intimidation” or fostering “incivility” on campus?

Not content to mount their own vile protests against Zionism, Jews, and Israel, the pro-Palestinian student groups took it upon themselves the following month to disrupt a vigil for Holocaust Remembrance Day where some 30 Jewish students who were reciting the Mourners’ Kaddish — the Jewish prayer for the dead — were shouted down by protesters who countered with grisly prayers in memory of Palestinian suicide bombers. The pro-Palestinian counter-demonstrators, armed with whistles and bull horns, physically assaulted the Jewish students, spat on them, and screamed such charming epithets as “Too bad Hitler didn’t finish the job,” “Get out or we will kill you,” “F**k the Jews,” “Die racist pigs,” and “Go back to Russia, Jews.” The violence escalated to the extent that San Francisco police officers finally had to usher the Jewish students to safety off campus. “This is not civic discourse, this is not free speech,” lamented Laurie Zoloth, SFSU’s Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the time of the incident, “this is the Weimar Republic with brown shirts it cannot control.”

Is this merely academic debate about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, or is something more insidious finding expression in the minds of these hate-filled students blinded by their obsession with the plight of the Left’s favorite third-world victims, the Palestinians? Claims by pusillanimous college administrators that hate-filled protests against Jews and Israel are merely conversations about politics are more than disingenuous; while universities see no difficulty is making moral judgments about “hate speech” when it is aimed at groups who have achieved status as victims in a world bereft of social justice — blacks, gays, Palestinians, illegal aliens, among them — that same moral recognition is oddly absent when vitriolic charges of racism, imperialism, apartheid, ethnic cleansing, occupation, and genocide are carelessly lodged at Israel and its supporters in the U.S. and the West. Victim status also insulates members of those groups from criticism; only the acts and behavior of the “other,” the oppressors, are subject to critique, a convenient way for SFSU’s jihad-supporting student groups to justify their ideological onslaught against the Zionism and Jews.

How has this corruption of what should be legitimate academic debate come about? Irwin Cotler, a Canadian MP and former minister of justice and attorney-general, believes that this pernicious ideology has manifested itself so “that Israel is delegitimized, if not demonized, by the ascription to it of the two most scurrilous indictments of 20th-century racism — Nazism and apartheid — the embodiment of all evil. These very labels of Zionism and Israel as ˜racist, apartheid and Nazi’ supply the criminal indictment. No further debate is required.”

Given this false sense of moral superiority by the libelous framing of Israel as the singularly most evil nation on earth, its campus enemies at SFSU and elsewhere feel free to speak against it in the most destructive and hurtful way possible. At the same time, pro-Israel, anti-terrorism voices are marginalized, disregarded, shouted down, or, as in the case of the College Republicans most recently, denounced as hate speech, unworthy of being part of an ongoing, vigorous debate, and deserving only of being punished and silenced by those who want only one side of the debate to be heard in what should be a vigorous, thoughtful debate in the ˜marketplace of ideas.’
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/02/hate_speech_at_san_francisco_s.html

Jewish students warned of growing threat of violence
Posted: February 26, 2009, 4:47 PM by Chris Boutet
By Craig Offman, National Post
The Canadian Federation of Jewish Students warned Thursday about the growth of violence and threats against Jews who overtly support Israel or who are wearing clothing that identifies them as Jews.
“Such dangerous including swarming, confinement, verbal and physical abuse poses threats not only to Jewish students but also to the fabric of civil discourse that Canadians proudly cherish,” said CFJS chair of Israel Affairs, Noah Kochman, at a Toronto press conference…
On February 11, York University students blocked the entrance to the office of Hillel, a Jewish campus group, shouting anti-Israel and allegedly anti-Semitic statements. Campus and city police had to escort the students through the swarm. The Toronto Police Service are investigating a potential hate crime.
The RCMP is investigating an incident at the University of British Columbia, in which a pro-Palestinian student allegedly assaulted two Jewish students after pro-Hamas and PLO posters on a dorm-room door were pulled down.
During the conference, Mr. Kochman, a McGill student, claimed he has seen a spike in complaints from Jewish students across the country in recent weeks. He also alluded to several incidents–including the dissemination of posters that featured anti-Semitic caricaturesbut declined to identify where the events took place or who was involved.
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2009/02/26/jewish-students-warned-of-growing-threat-of-violence.aspx?CommentPosted=true


Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time
News Analysis
By David Bedein & Shmuel Sokol, For The Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Jerusalem During the course of the 20th century, and especially in the years since the 1967 Six Day War, there has been a dramatic change in the academic and popular historiography of the Middle East.

The traditional narratives have been supplanted by new and fundamentally different and revisionist ways of looking at the region and its conflicts.
A case in point: In 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein told the Dutch newspaper Trouw that “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity.”

In reality, today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.

In actuality, during the period of time in which Judea/Palestine was under the yoke of Ottoman imperialism, the dominant national identification of the “Palestinian Arabs,” a group of scattered peasants (fellahin in Arabic), was that of members of the Arab people, and more specifically as residents of greater Syria.

Palestinian nationalism as such did not exist. There has never been an independent Palestinian state, nor has Jerusalem ever been the capital of an independent Arab polity.


These facts, while undeniably true, do not in any way form the basis for modern thought and diplomatic practice in regards to Israel and its long-running conflict with its Arab neighbors.

Though Arab governments in a spirit of Pan-Arabism founded the PLO, the acknowledged historical chronology relegates such inconvenient facts to the dustbin.

Instead, fiction assumes the realm of fact while charges of racism are leveled against anyone who denies the veracity of “Palestinian claims.”

Instead of the Palestinians being perceived as a group of immigrants from various Arab states that have only recently coalesced into a semi-unified community, they are acknowledged as a group deserving of equal rights to the historical Jewish homeland.

It is to combat these myths that Professor Steven Carol has published his new book, Middle East Rules of Thumb (iUniverse 2008). Professor Carol examines the underlying assumptions behind popular support for the “Palestinian” cause, and the policy ramifications of such ideas.

A good example of this would be his treatment of the Arab-Israeli conflict as the sole source of Middle East instability. It has been contended, by both the Arabs and the international community, that the underlying problem in the region is Israeli intransigence and that a negotiated peace with the “Palestinians” would lead to a better climate for economic growth and the spread of democratic values.

However, in the spirit of Josef Joffe (see “A World Without Israel,” Foreign Policy, 2005 http://tinyurl.com/atltvk), Dr. Carol has compiled a list, chart, six pages in length, that lists the various religious, national and ethnic conflicts in the Arab/Muslim world that predate Israeli independence in their root causes, or, having begun since the inception of the Zionist enterprise, still have no connection to the settlement of Jews in their ancestral homeland. Dr. Carol does the general public a great service in providing historical, religious and political context to what one sees every day in the newspapers.

The book is written in a light and breezy style, making it easy to read. This is quite an accomplishment, given the subject matter.

As a companion to such books as Myths and Facts or From Time Immemorial, rather than a self-contained work in and of itself, Middle East Rules of Thumb proves itself to be a both a highly entertaining read and a good source of information.

Having taught at such schools as Adelphi University and Long Island University, written previous scholarly and popular works and consulted for radio, Dr. Carol certainly knows his subject material and is familiar with writing for a popular audience. Dr. Carol supplements the main body of his work with generous and well-written appendixes that are both entertaining and informative.
http://thebulletin.us/articles/2009/02/17/news/world/doc4998f9c1e482f146216741.txt


 

Venezuela 2000-1, Antisemitism And Racism, Responses to the intifada in the media, in wall graffiti and by Arab organizations in Venezuela such as FEARAB (Arab Federation for Latin America) were directed at de-legitimizing the State of Israel, which was accused of causing the Palestinian tragedy.
The radical language used against Israel was not infrequently antisemitic, for example, the comparison of Israeli soldiers with Nazis…
http://antisemitism.tau.ac.il/asw2000-1/venezuela.htm

 

Chavez’s Venezuela: The Jewish Community Under Threat …Praise for Chavez and his anti-Israel actions echoed across the Arab and Muslim … Chavez Fosters Atmosphere of Intimidation and Fear for Venezuelan Jewish …
http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Semitism_International/Chavez_Venezuela_Under_Threat.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_10

 

Venezuela’s Chávez: the New Hero in the Arab World – Mideast Watch …
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/mideast-watch/2009/1/16/venezuelas-chavez-the-new-hero-in-the-arab-world.html?s_cid=etRR-0224

 

Chavez, hero of the Arab world | The Observers, Chavez’s anti-American ramblings have always found a ready audience in the Arab world. But since the Venezuelan leader referred to Israel’s operation in …
http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20090126-chavez-hero-arab-world-gaza-israel-war

 

Nasrallah: Arabs have much to learn from Chavez
http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/7oi23/nasrallah_arabs_have_much_to_learn_from_chavez

 

Chavez forging his own links / Venezuelan president makes arms …”The Arabs have appreciated Chavez’s declarations of support, and the Arab League has promised to lobby in behalf of Venezuela in the United Nations.”
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/23/MNG18K43KL1.DTL

 

President Chavez and Archbishop Porras spar punches in return bout
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=74748

 

Critical foreigners will be expelled: Chavez
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20070019909

 

Defector: Chavez gave money to Al Qaeda
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30350

 

Chavez on Al Jazeera
http://thebosun.wordpress.com/2006/08/07/venezuelan-president-chavez-on-al-jazeera

 

Al Arabyia Supports Chavez
http://www.sandmonkey.org/2006/12/08/al-arabiya-supports-chavez/

 

The Chavez Regime: Fostering Anti-Semitism and Supporting Radical …”In that Zionist, criminal and terrorist state, the Arabs who are supposed … Report: Anti-Semitism on Rise in Venezuela; Chavez Government “Fosters Hate” …
http://www.adl.org/main_International_Affairs/venezuela_anti_semitism_report.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_5

 

Chavez pledges unity with Syria – Americas – MSNBC.comChavez develops ties with Arabs Chavez said he and Syria shared a “decisive and firm” stance against “imperialism” and American attempts for “domination.” …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14583678/from/RS.3/

 

He’s also recalled Venezuela’s ambassador to Israel, scoring big points among Arabs. Using Israel and the United States as punching bags …
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0608/30/sitroom.03.html

 

“Palestinian Artists Find Venezuelan Ally – Forward.com “The relationship between Venezuela and Israel has been strained ever since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez began adopting an increasingly pro-Arab.
http://www.forward.com/articles/10895/

 

Chavez plans for terrorist regime: Venezuelan security officials …Intelligence sources familiar with the cover-up say Chavez is withholding information on the Arabs, some of whom were important financial contributors to terrorism
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_2_19/ai_96238181/pg_2

 

BBC NEWS Middle East On tour with Chavez and Ahmadinejad Presidents Ahmadinejad of Iran and Chavez of Venezuela revel in each others’ … than is usual with Western or Arab leaders in this security-conscious age.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6265190.stm

 

From Venezuela, a counterplot: as agents from rogue Arab states …Exhorting his countrymen to return to their “Arab roots,” Chavez has paid state visits to Libya, Iraq and Iran and signed a series of mutual-cooperation …
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_6_19/ai_98415813

 

In 2001, Chavez paid state visits to and signed “cooperation agreements” with … has illegally given more than 270 Venezuelan passports to Arab extremists. …
http://www.defenddemocracy.org/in_the_media/in_the_media_show.htm?doc_id=265102

 

Venezuela: Anatomy of a Dictator
http://www.securityaffairs.org/issues/2006/11/fleischman.php

 

BBC NEWS Americas Bishop attacks ‘Chavez control’Bishop attacks ‘Chavez control’. President Hugo Chavez The president of Venezuela’s Catholic Bishops Conference, Baltazar Porras, has accused the …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/americas/3341771.stm

 

Catholic World News : Chavez renews conflict with Venezuelan bishops4, 2007 (CWNews.com) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has renewed his attacks on the country’s Catholic hierarchy, saying that the Venezuelan bishops’ …
http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=52171

 

Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Private Hospitals in Venezuela
http://www.medindia.net/news/Chavez-Threatens-to-Nationalize-Private-Hospitals-in-Venezuela-23043-1.htm

 

(Totalitarian) Hugo Chavez versus (free voice) RCTV
http://www.freerctv.com/blog-entry.php?entry=17

 

Strategy Op. Ed.: -Hugo Chavez — “dictator-in-training”With the pieces in place, Chavez will get the legislature to “vote” for dictatorship. Chavez’s dictatorship will squash those foolish enough to express …
http://www.davidbruceallen.com/strategyoped/2007/05/hugo_chavezs_fi.html

 

Venezuela’s Chavez Squeezes Oil Companies With Taxes
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=nifea&&sid=a3z63_HrIvtc

 

Chavez Threatens Venezuela Central Bank Takeover
http://www.franz-lee.org/files/pandemonium00915.html

 

the full Arab League has voiced its support for UN Security Council Seat.
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/9/20/123752.shtml

 

Descendants of Arabs thriving in S. America -DAWN – International …Venezuela has a flourishing Arab community of about 1.5 million… business and commerce. Shop names like Flower of Palestine are a common …
http://www.dawn.com/2005/05/14/int14.htm

 

Japan Today – News – Chavez moves to nationalize power, telecoms firmsgo look at CNN, the americans are grooming Chavez to be Castro’s replacement. …. They were all for taking out one of Chavez’s Arab buddies. …
http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/395474/all

 

Chávez has developed what some observers call a postmodern dictatorship, …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/04/AR2006080401768.html

 

The constitutional changes draft has been leaked: the path to an eternal Chavez dictatorship
http://daniel-venezuela.blogspot.com/2007/06/constitutional-changes-draft-has-been.html

 

Latin American Herald Tribune – Worldwide Condemnation Pours Down …Jan 21, 2009 … Worldwide Condemnation Pours Down On Venezuela After Synagogue Attack in Caracas … of Palestinian and Arab supporters in Venezuela were responsible. …. The American Jewish Committee stands with Congressman Engel in …

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=10717&ArticleId=326963  

Venezuela expels Israeli ambassador over Gaza World News …Jan 6, 2009 … Chavez’s government says it’s expelling the Israeli ambassador in response to … Justice Minister Tarek El Aissami, who is of Arab descent, … http://www.cleveland.com/world/index.ssf/2009/01/venezuela_expels_israeli_ambas.html  

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Expels Israeli Ambassador …Jan 6, 2009 … Venezuela Expels Israeli Ambassador, Staff …. as a sizable population of Arab descent, hundreds of people marched to the Israeli Embassy … http://cbs5.com/national/Venezuela.israel.gaza.2.901451.html


Moroccan Islamist Daily: “Amazighs of Morocco, Where Do You Stand on Palestine?” On January 15, the Moroccan pro-Hamas Islamist daily Al-Tajdid published a column by Hassan Bouikhf titled “Amazighs of Morocco, Where Do You Stand on Palestine?” The article took to task Berber activist groups that did not show support for the Palestinians in Gaza:

February 26, 2009 No. 2262

Columnist Ahmed ‘Asid: We Don’t March Because Islamists and Pan-Arabists Have Monopolized the Public Sphere

Columnist Ahmed ‘Asid responded to Al-Tajdid’s accusations in the Moroccan Bayan Al-Yawm daily on January 23, 2009: “¦We know the Moroccan people’s solidarity with the Palestinian people, and we [the Amazighs] join in this. It is in the hearts of people of all ages and in all sectors [of society]. It is a true and spontaneous solidarity¦ But there is nowhere for this to be expressed apart from the private sphere. As for the public sphere, it is monopolized by others who have other aims in expressing solidarity¦ The author’s second error is that he has limited solidarity with Palestine to participation in marches organized by the political current to which he himself belongs [i.e. the Islamists], in cooperation with the pan-Arab current – whether in its left-wing, nationalist salafi, or right-wing liberal forms. Everyone knows that these marches are held in the framework of these two political ideologies [Islamism and pan-Arabism], both of which we reject completely and irrevocably. These marches are organized in the name of the Moroccan people, but in truth they only represent their organizers, and promote a ‘solidarity’ of a different sort, and a struggle of a different sort – [that of] agitators for jihadi Islam and preachers of pan-Arabism, whose feelings are roused only when it is Arabs who are wronged¦

“Thus, we are for Palestinian rights and against the instrumental political use to which they are put; we are for the Palestinian people but against Hamas, [Islamic] Jihad, and all the peddlers of Palestinian blood¦ We are against the savagery of brutal revenge demonstrated by Palestinian political Islam in the Gaza coup, and against all the maneuvers aiming to derail political talks through missiles – which kill no one apart from the Palestinian dream of an independent state. We believe that the Palestinian cause is a human one that is larger than the Arabs and the Muslims, and that those who have Arabized it and Islamized it have cost it the world’s forceful solidarity and have turned it into a wearisome play of which all have tired¦” [4]

Berber Activist Moha Moukhlis: “The ‘Arab Street’ Is Jubilant When an Indoctrinated Palestinian Child Blows Himself up in Tel Aviv” – And Ignores Crimes in Darfur and Kurdistan

An article by the Moroccan Berber journalist Moha Moukhlis posted on the amazighworld.org website expressed in starker terms what some Berbers feel is the gulf between themselves and the Arab world: “¦I want first to emphasize that I am writing as an Amazigh deprived of my most basic and legitimate rights: to be myself in the land of my ancestors and to express myself freely without constraint.

“I am not part of the flock that bleats as it is being led to the slaughterhouse. I am allergic to totalitarian ideologies and impassioned rhetoric. I hate confusions and ambiguities: I am an Amazigh, a free man.

“I can thus affirm that the tragedy of the Gaza Palestinians serves as fuel for Hamas, a gang of fundamentalist criminals who are perpetrating self-genocide, with the assistance of genocidal Arab regimes. [They are] mentally disturbed people who hate life and use the blood of their fellow Muslims to perpetuate their macabre aura.

“What can homemade and primitive rockets do against the fifth [largest] army in the world? ‘[They can bring us] Paradise,’ say the Islamists and their dark networks, and they have the Quranic verses and hadith to prove it! [These are] criminal Islamists who conceive of their own people as cannon fodder destined to build up their bogus ‘glory’¦

Death is their ideal, their culture, and the pillar of their values. The society that it [Hamas] dominates is indoctrinated to murder, to kill in jubilation and in horror. They are vampires who suck the blood of their citizens¦ It matters little to them if hundreds of children die or are torn to shreds. They think that they will go straight to Paradise. How morbid!

“And the so-called ‘Arab street[?]‘ A brainless herd that has been indoctrinated and riled up and that has lost all sense of gravity and direction. They express their hatred for the Jews, whom they hope to exterminate from the face of the Earth¦ Yet this ‘Arab street’, which sees itself as the voice of the [world's] peoples, never dared to lift a finger against the crimes committed by the Hamas fundamentalists, or by the Arabo-Islamist regimes against non-Arab populations in Darfur, Kurdistan, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Algeria, or Niger. No! [And] the rights of the Amazigh people are supposed to be sacrificed on the altar of [this] Arab fundamentalism ¦

It is striking that the denunciation of the massacres in Gaza by the ‘Arab street’ and the Arab ‘intellectuals’ is not meant to defend the Palestinians’ right to live in peace, but to denounce the identity of the aggressor: the Jew. Who cares about the massacre perpetrated by the Hamas gangs against their brothers in Fatah? This macabre [attitude] is taken to extremes: The ‘Arab street’ is jubilant when an indoctrinated Palestinian child blows himself up in Tel Aviv.”

“The Amazigh People¦ Will Never Give in to the Siren [Songs] of the Peddlers of Death

Moukhlis continues: “They criticize the Amazigh movement for its ‘silence’ on Gaza! This is because its position [on Gaza] is determinant [of its status]: either it goes along with the herd, or else it is condemned and accused of high treason against the fundamentalist Arab nation. To rehabilitate itself, it is expected to send its children to blow themselves up in Tel Aviv, to teach them to hate Jews, and to express the wish, after every prayer, that they [the Jews] will disappear from the Earth!

“No! The Amazigh people love life and work to perpetuate it. They will never give in to the siren [songs] of the peddlers of death and human flesh. They will always know to defend just causes without hatred and without vengefulness. While for the ‘Arab street’ and the Arab fundamentalist groups the death of dozens of children and women means nothing – since their death is a means of entering Paradise – for the Amazighs the life of every human being is sacred and must be defended by legal means and with respect for the other.

“In order to develop, the Arab fundamentalists and [pan-]Arabists need to start by changing. This change, which will allow them to build a future for coming generations, needs to be based on the total and definitive rejection of the culture of death.”

Kabyle Writer: “Selective Humanism and Compassion Are the Expression of an Unspoken Racism

The same attitudes could be observed in Algeria as well as Morocco. In an article on the Kabyle (Algerian Berber) website kabyle.com, Azouaou Azeggagh wrote: “The Palestinians, taken hostage in the Gaza Strip, suffer martyrdom while serving as a human shield in a war imposed on them by Hamas’ Islamist militias and their allies in Damascus and Tehran. The media are at the source of the clamors of indignation heard from the four corners of the world when faced with the horrors of a war broadcast live¦ They would do better to turn against the persecutors of the Palestinians’ liberty -namely, the Hamas fundamentalists, disciples of Khomeini and bin Laden¦

The method remains simple and terribly effective. First, you must make Israel commit an error, by launching rockets from crowded neighborhoods, schools, or hospitals, so that the return fire will inevitably hit the largest number of civilians possible – preferably women and children. Then, you show the TV [crews] the shredded bodies, and there you go. The condemnations pour in and the world looks at Israel as the barbarian of the 21st century, when it did nothing but defend its right to live – a right openly and unambiguously contested by Islamists of all stripes.

“Nonetheless, Western opinion, which often stops at the emotional level, wants neither to see nor to understand the reasons for the Israeli military reaction. [According to them], all Israel had to do was not fall into the trap of its enemies. What Western opinion forgets is that with such a reaction, it encourages in Gaza what it condemns at home: Islamist terrorism¦

“Other tragedies – in Darfur, Kivu, Gambia, the Ivory Coast, Kabylia, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, and the Touareg lands ([in] Niger, Mali, Lybia, and Algeria) – are largely minimalized, and do not give rise to mass movements [of sympathizers]. Selective humanism and compassion are the expression of an unspoken racism. The victims of political and military violence are equal in death, whatever their identity.”

“The Majority of Kabyles Cannot Show Solidarity with Hamas – When It Is Arab Islamism that Remains the Principle Menace to the Survival of the Amazigh Peoples”

Another author, D. Messaoudi, wrote on the same website: “The violence of the fighting, the mistakes [on the battlefield], and the proportion of civilians killed by the IDF in Operation Cast Lead have traveled the world round. Both in Europe and in the so-called Arab countries, the tragedies of the Kabyles, the Kurds, and the Darfurians have not excited the same compassion. In this context, it should be added that no one in Algeria or in [other] Berber countries cared when, for eight years, the Islamic jihadi militias of Hamas and Hizbullah tore Israel to pieces with Qassam rockets and Grad missiles.

“The majority of Kabyles cannot show solidarity with Hamas when it is Arab Islamism that remains the principle menace to the survival of the Amazigh peoples¦

“To be sure, the slaughter being carried out by the Israeli army against the Arab Palestinian residents of Gaza is condemnable. Thus it is normal that the Arabs of other country would express solidarity with their blood brothers, try to bring in non-Arab Muslims on a basis of religious solidarity, and try to swell their ranks with people of different ethnicities and faiths on the basis of human solidarity.

“But a question has been bothering me for quite a long time and holds me back from expressing solidarity with the Palestinian cause, though I am Muslim and a human rights activist: Have the Arab peoples and regimes, whether Muslim or Christian, ever demonstrated their support for oppressed non-Arabs, whether around the world or in their own countries? The answer is ‘no’¦”

Messaoudi then reviews the cases of the Kurds and Darfur before going on to address that of his own people in Kabylia: “¦ In the Black Spring (2001-2004), Kabylia was invaded by government troops and 126 Kabyle civilians were murdered, and hundreds of others were crippled for life. Yet the Kabyle tragedies have never aroused the compassion of Arab figures, regimes, or simple Arab citizens, either nationally [in Algeria] or in the so-called Arab world¦

“In sum, the Arabs believe that only their causes are noble and only their populations are to be classed as human – this being the justification for [why] one [should] support them and surround them with love and compassion. It is unfortunate that many people have let themselves be carried away by this wave of hypocritical inter-Arab solidarity.”
http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP226209

Arab racism by “Palestinian”/Israeli Arabs


Dangers of a Palestinian state – Page 55
Raphael Israeli – Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2002 – 146 pages [ISBN 9652293032, 9789652293039]

The Striking Similarity in Palestinian and Nazi Racism Itamar Marcus, Director, Palestinian Media Watch For More Than fifty years, state-promoted genocide had been taboo. Although, there have been national leaders since the defeat of Nazi Germany who have orchestrated mass murder, no government has openly preached genocide as a systematic ideology of public policy. This taboo has been broken now by the Palestinian Authority….

http://books.google.com/books?id=lbOR6YpnnWoC&pg=PA55



Eurabia: the Euro-Arab axis – Page 107
Bat Yeʼor – Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2005 [ISBN 083864077X, 9780838640777] – 384 pages

The Declaration calls on participants for dialogue and exchanges of information on matters of human rights, fundamental freedoms, racism, and xenophobia. They are to ensure respect for diversity and pluralism in their societies, to promote tolerance and combat manifestations of intolerance, racism, and xenophobia. Although this last phrase is repeated several times one may wonder what effect these worthy intentions had on any of the dictatorial Arab regimes represented in Barcelona, or with the Palestinian Authority — where a culture of hate, xenophobia, and racism flourishes against Jews, Christians and the West.

http://books.google.com/books?id=hfK9SqHSaccC&pg=PA107


Believe it… Hamas are using the population of Gaza as human shields/bomb fodder… What people in the west find almost impossible to believe is that Hamas exult in and glorify the death of Palestinians as the highest form of spiritual attainment. The more Palestinians die, the greater they believe their achievement to be. That is why this man gloats that ˜death has become an industry’…What is also being almost totally obscured by the western media jihad against Israel is the murderous onslaught by Hamas against the Palestinians themselves. Also obscured by the media jihad is the fact that Hamas are not parochial Palestinian terrorists but Islamists bent on global domination… video they say in terms that the wish to annihilate not just Israel but Europe and America and conquer the entire world for Islam… Israel’s triumph in this battle with jihadi Islam and racist pan-Arabism will also benefit precisely those nations as well. …
http://www.spectator.co.uk/email/melaniephillips/3219301/believe-it.thtml

Doing Zionism – Resources and articles on Israeli Arabs
There was a certain degree of anti-Jewish rhetoric present in these protests. … Once the Israeli Arabs had re-encountered their Palestinian brethren in …
http://www.wzo.org.il/doingzionism/resources/expand_subject.asp?id=151


So much for the good Israeli Arabs | Jewish Journal
Sam – The word Ultra Orthodox is an invention of the anti Jewish media that seeks ….. Israeli Arabs feel the same denial of Israel as a Jewish State as do …
http://www.jewishjournal.com/forums/viewthread/1367/P75/


The rise of ‘Bish-Arabism’ | Features | Jerusalem Post BISH-ARABISM COULD be defined as a radical and rapid shift among Israeli Arabs – especially their representatives in the Knesset – from relative moderation …
http://www.jpost.com/Features/Article.aspx?id=57865


Arab Workers Attack Use Hammer to Injure Jewish Electrician
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126950


PA Court: Hang Arab for Selling Land to Jews
Arutz Sheva | April 29, 2009 |
A Palestinian Authority military court on Tuesday sentenced a Hevron Arab to death by hanging for the “crime” of selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported. The three-member judicial panel heard the case last week and handed down its verdict and conviction on Tuesday.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/131090

 

Arabs threatened against selling homes to Jews Apr 22, 2009 … Arabs are now the majority on the Jewish-owned land. U.S. protesting Jewish construction. The PA is not the only agency that is monitoring …
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=95853

 

In 1996, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mufti, Ikremah Sabri, issued a fatwa (religious decree), banning the sale of Arab and Muslim property to Jews. Anyone who violated the order was to be killed. At least seven land dealers were killed that year. Six years later, the head of the PA’s General Intelligence Service in the West Bank, General Tawfik Tirawi, admitted his men were responsible for the murders.

 

On May 5, 1997, Palestinian Authority Justice Minister Freih Abu Middein announced that the death penalty would be imposed on anyone convicted of ceding “one inch” to Israel. Later that month, two Arab land dealers were killed. PA officials denied any involvement in the killings. A year later, another Palestinian suspected of selling land to Jews was murdered. The PA has also arrested suspected land dealers for violating the Jordanian law (in force in the West Bank), which prohibits the sale of land to foreigners.

 

During the Palestinian War, few, if any Palestinians tried to sell land to Jews, but the prohibition remained in effect. Now that the war is over, the persecutions have begun again. In April 2006, Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was tortured and murdered because allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel’s capital city to Jews. Since the Mufti forbade Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery, al-Hawa was laid to rest in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths2/exclusives.html

Apr 13, 2006 21:02 | Updated Apr 14, 2006 0:27
Jericho man murdered over home sale
…Fatah gunmen claimed responsibility for the murder.
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=18974

 

Our World: Why is Muhammad Abu al-Hawa dead? | Jerusalem Post
Apr. 18, 2006
Eight young children were orphaned last Wednesday night because their father allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel’s capital city to Jews. …Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was buried in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem where he lived, and Jericho where he was murdered. His body was buried there because the Palestinian Authority’s mufti in Jerusalem, Ikremah Sabri, has barred all Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=19303

 

Palestinian who allegedly sold land to Jews killed – Oct 7, 2004
The PA Mufti of Jerusalem issued a ‘fatwa’ (religious decree) several years ago prohibiting Palestinians from selling land to Jews, …
http://web.archive.org/web/20050412212253/http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1097136933331

 

Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’ – News Briefs …Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’. Reported: 15:30 PM – Jul/29/07. (IsraelNN.com) Israeli Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/130741


IMRA – Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Independent Media Review Analysis

Meretz MK Amnon Rubinstein: Israeli Arabs who think Israel can be destroyed do not appreciate the power of democracy

Ha’aretz 10 October 2000



Anyone who heard and saw the statements by both masked and unmasked men – Israeli Arabs, including Knesset members – about “erasing the Green Line,” about a Palestine stretching from the sea to the desert, about the end of the Jewish state (on the pretext of the blood libel that Israel intends to destroy the mosques on the Temple Mount), also heard what was between the lines: the reawakening of the new-old hope that Israel can be destroyed as the Crusader kingdom was destroyed, that there is no justification for any national body that is not Muslim-Arab. It must be noted that such talk was heard even before any Arab citizens of Israel were killed. This renewed hope, which many of us thought had died long ago, is apparently based in part on the following:



+ The unilateral withdrawal from Lebanon, which seemed like evidence of Israeli weakness (this also accounts for the open support of Hezbollah)



+ The concessions that Prime Minister Ehud Barak was willing to make to Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat at Camp David and afterward on the issue of Jerusalem as well, which appeared in a false light as Israel’s giving in



+ The disagreement and anti-Zionist mood within Israel’s divided society



The truth is that Palestinian leaders and the extremists among the Israeli Arab community – the majority rejects, in its passive way, violence and Muslim-Arab racism – are making a great mistake, a mistake that could lead to tragic results for all peoples in the Middle East. The mistake is double: It misinterprets both the nature of Israeli democracy and the willingness to make painful compromises.



It is the nature of democracy to appear weak from without, while being strong from within. Until quite recently the United States seemed to be at a serious low point, and many people predicted the end of the American era: The United States was humiliated in Vietnam, painfully bearing the internal schism that the war created; it submissively accepted the brazen Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; it accepted the capture of hostages and the siege of its embassy in Tehran, and many people believed that it was beginning to slide down a slippery slope, with the Soviet Union standing above it. Suddenly, with no preparation of public opinion, the giant collapsed and the apparent weakling became the sole superpower.



Many have erred in assessing the strength of democratic rule. Experience teaches that democracy is strong in several ways: First of all, a modern economy can flourish only under a regime of freedom and liberty.



Tyranny is the enemy of growth. The Arab world is backward not because it is not talented – Western universities and industry are filled with Arab experts – but because its regimes are tyrannical, corrupt and backward. Israel is in a comfortable position on The Economist’s list of emerging economies, and in 23rd place on the UN’s development rating. No Arab nation comes anywhere close. Israel’s domestic product is greater than that of all of its Arab neighbors.



Second, by nature democratic society is compromising because it must consider all of its components. But when faced with a dead-end, no-choice situation, it gathers together all of its forces in order to win the war. Dictatorial society conceals a deep and wide bitterness, which hurts its ability to achieve total enlistment. The withdrawal from Lebanon and the far-reaching compromises that the prime minister is willing to make are the sign not of weakness that heralds the end, but rather of informed strength, that is prepared for coexistence based on mutual respect.



Israel today is stronger economically and military than it has ever been. This strength stems above all from its democratic rule and freedom of expression. If it wants, the Palestinian leadership can achieve peace with us and learn from our democratic experience. But this leadership will be making a great error if it cannot comprehend both our strength, and the secret of that strength

http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=4805


Fear of calling a terrorist a terrorist


[Last update - 08:18 08/07/2008]
 
By Bradley Burston 
 
Tags: media, terrorism, bulldozer  


This week the people of London mark the anniversary of the 7/7 suicide bombings, which claimed the lives of 52 people. This might be as good a time as any to look at the challenges journalists face in covering intentional, ideologically based lethal attacks on civilians, which is to say, terrorism.


Journalists are right to fear calling a terrorist a terrorist. The word is often misused, its power exploited, its capacity for bias unbounded, its application all too often judgmental, inflammatory, grossly inexact, even racist.


Sometimes, though, terrorism actually is terrorism.


Last week, a Palestinian drove a bulldozer past a building which houses a number of major world and Israeli news media outlets, ramming the earth mover over and into a succession of cars in an incident which shocked and perplexed a public and a journalist corps which, until that moment, believed that they had seen it all.


There were those among the Israeli press who were all too ready to definitively declare the incident – which at first appeared a possible accident – as outright terrorism.


At the same time, there were those, many of them members of the international news media, who chose a different option, one which, initially at least, seemed much better grounded in journalistic ethics.


Their approach could be seen as a two-dimensional, literal, oddly bloodless, thoroughly anonymous reading of certain facts at hand. “Man shot dead after Jerusalem bulldozer rampage” read the headline in the U.K. Guardian newspaper’s online edition.” Accompanying picture captions read like a shuttered window: “Bulldozer crashes into Jerusalem bus.” “A man seized control of a bulldozer in Jerusalem today and used it to overturn a bus before he was shot and killed. Warning: contains images of dead bodies some may find disturbing.”


One of the journalistic lessons of 7/7, like the September 11 attacks four years before, was this: All terrorism is local. That is to say, editors, reporters and news outlets for whom the word terror was long off-limits, may truly comprehend the word and the necessity of its use, only when terrorism strikes their own community. So it was in London, as in New York.


The reactions of journalists, accordingly, may also be seen to be emotional in the extreme, especially when viewed by those who have yet to be stricken. Sometimes, when a Palestinian terrorist strikes, it is the natural reaction of some observers to find new and creative ways to explain why Israel – and only Israel – was truly to blame.


So it was, that last week, when this space carried a dispatch called Palestinian terrorism as a natural act, I received a number of letters which took me to task – one taking the trouble to call me a racist ******* – for failing, in the same essay, to list Jewish massacres of Palestinians, failing to condemn runaway settlement construction, failing to list hundreds of Palestinian villages leveled, failing to denounce house demolitions and expulsions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, killings of Palestinian children, and “the occupation of lands stolen in 1967.”


In other words, for failing to explain why this man did what he did with the bulldozer, and why it pales in comparison to what Israel has done and continues to do.


For the benefit of this reader, and many others, I would like to say this. I do unreservedly and without apology condemn Jewish massacres of Palestinians, runaway settlement construction, the leveling of Palestinian villages, house demolitions and expulsions of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the killings of Palestinian children and the occupation.


Call me a racist, but that doesn’t change my opinion of the man with the bulldozer one bit.


Just as Palestinian murders of Israelis, Palestinian inculcation of children with racist anti-Semitic incitement, and radical Islamic Palestinian refusal to accept the possibility of a Jewish state, change not one whit my opinion of Baruch Goldstein, who slaughtered 29 Muslims at prayer in Hebron in 1994.


Sometimes, terrorism is just that.


There are those who argue that the bulldozer driver was not a terrorist because he did not belong to an organization which ordered him to kill, or because he used drugs, or was otherwise emotionally unstable.


I would suggest that terrorism is terrorism whether committed on orders or on one’s own volition. I would suggest that terrorism is terrorism even if the terrorist is not a model of emotional health. It isn’t just anyone off the street, one supposes, who has the emotional instability to intentionally detonate a bomb belt he has strapped to his midriff, or who intentionally flies the plane he is riding into a skyscraper


I would also suggest that terrorism is equally execrable, equally unjustifiable, equally obscene whether committed by a Jew for supposedly Jewish causes, or a Muslim for supposedly Islamic ones.


As for the question of state terrorism, I would suggest this. IDF soldiers and officers have committed war crimes, they have killed innocent people in incidents which could have been prevented, and Israel has an obligation to see that they be punished. The government must see to it that its policies do not harm innocent people, and it is the job of the press to make sure that when this happens, it comes to light, and that officials take steps to see that it does not recur.


At the same time, the Palestinians, and Hamas in particular, can no longer have it both ways. You cannot pretend to be a legitimate government, and still countenance, sponsor, and otherwise permit terrorism to continue.


Terrorism is many things, but justifiable is not among them. The person who justifies terror in any form, is declaring that it is legitimate in certain cases to kill innocent people. If justifying the murder of innocents because they belong to a certain hated group is not abject racism, I’d like to know what is.
http://web.archive.org/web/20080805035347/http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/999795.html
http://www.jewishnewsdaily.com/jewish-world-news/Fear_of_Calling_a_Terrorist_a_Terrorist/


It’s about the bigotry

Exclusive: Mike Evans points out Middle East reality that ‘Arab racism is killing Jews’
Published: 05/23/2009 at 12:00 AM


By Michael Evans
Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=98947


The real racism: Expecting Jews to die meekly – JPost – Opinion – Columnists

By MARTIN SHERMAN

Oct 28, 2011

[...]

Then there is the reverse racism emblazoned in the subtext of the discourse of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians: The victims of racist hatred are condemned as racist for fending off their racist attackers.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=243452


OP-ED

The True Face of Israeli Racism

By Steven Plaut

Posted Nov 24 2010

Allow us to introduce you to young Kochav Segal Halevi. The 26-year-old Israeli is receiving death threats. In fact, he had to go into hiding. His offense? He purchased an apartment in the Arab town of Ibillin, not far from Haifa.

The Arabs there do not like the idea of their town being polluted by the presence of a Jew. I mean, one Jew and there goes the neighborhood. Arabs who sell property to Jews have similarly been threatened and attacked. And of course the moderates from the Palestinian Authority routinely torture and execute Arabs who sell to Jews.

I mention this because the leftist media in Israel and in the world are, as usual, up in arms over supposed Israeli Jewish racism against Arabs.

Yes, there are Jewish closed communities in Israel, some of them religiously observant, where one must be accepted by admissions committees, and they tend to refuse membership to Arabs “to preserve the character of the community.” (In religious communities, non-religious Jews get barred as well. Other communities, including kibbutzim, have age and marital status restrictions.)

But the reality is that, by and large, Israeli Arabs can live in just about any Jewish area in the country, while Jews cannot move into any Arab town, village or neighborhood. Jews cannot move into the Arab areas because they will be murdered if they move there. Every Israeli understands these unwritten “rules of the game.”

In fact, Jews often risk their lives just passing through Arab areas, as a group of four Jewish Hebrew University students discovered during a recent weekend when they were almost lynched after making a wrong turn into an Arab neighborhood next to the campus.

Arabs from (Arab) Nazareth routinely buy housing in (Jewish) Upper Nazareth, but Jews from Upper Nazareth never purchase property in (Arab) Nazareth, knowing they’d be killed if they did. During the pogroms by Galilee Arabs in the summer of 2000, Arabs invaded Upper Nazareth and attacked Jews there. The Jews of Upper Nazareth did not attack Arabs in Nazareth. So who are the racists there?

More generally, the new party line of the radical Left is that, yes, Arabs must be permitted to live anywhere they want among Israeli Jews, but no, Jews must be prevented from ever moving into areas the Left regards as “Arab” – i.e., places where Jews do not belong. Hebrew University’s tenured leftists and their jihadi fellow travelers have been leading the marches in Jerusalem to prevent Jews from moving into neighborhoods inside Jerusalem regarded by the Left as areas where Jews are regarded as “intruders.”

Many parts of the Galilee today have Arab majorities. The Jews in Carmiel and Safed, to name but two towns, feel they are under demographic siege. Much of the local opposition to Arabs moving into those towns is based on the fact that violence and hostilities have broken out whenever significant numbers of Arabs moved to neighborhoods there. After all, we are in the middle of a war and the local Arabs, by and large, openly identify with the country’s enemies.

The anti-Israel Left sees “racism” in calls to restrict Arabs moving into the Jewish towns of the Galilee, but has never expressed an iota of criticism about the violent threats that prevent Jews from moving into Arab areas. Those folks have had nothing to say about the plight of young Halevi. That’s not racism, you see.

The Left also is completely silent about the violent attacks by Arabs against right-wing Jewish protesters who hold marches in some Arab towns, like Umm al-Fahm, the seat of the Israeli Arab pro-jihad Islamofascist movement (a movement that openly identifies with the Hamas). After all, those Jewish marchers are violating the anti-Jewish sensitivities of the local Arabs.

Of course, when gay pride marches are held in Jewish religious neighborhoods of Jerusalem (but never, mind you, in Muslim neighborhoods there), no leftist thinks those marchers should be expected to respect local sensitivities.

It is true that threats against Jews, which effectively prevent Jews from living in Arab areas in the Galilee and Negev and elsewhere, are not formal and officially proclaimed. Nevertheless, everyone in the country understands the threats of violence that operate against Jews seeking to live in Arab areas.

Again, the leftist knee-jerk response to Jewish “invasions” of areas where “Jews do not belong” has been to demand that the Jews be evicted. Arabs routinely move into many Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa and there have been virtually no incidents of violence against them. Meanwhile the Left keeps insisting that any peace deal with the Palestinian Authority must involve the complete eviction of all Jews living in the West Bank. Arabs will be free to live in Israel after any such “peace deal,” but Jews must be prohibited from living in what could become “Palestinian areas.”

So who are the real racists? Where is the real apartheid?
http://www.jewishpress.com/pageroute.do/46191

Racism: The reality whose name we do not speak

Jerusalem Post – Seth J. Frantzman – Nov 2, 2010

[...]
The absence of discussion about Arab racism is a phenomenon of the old Western postcolonial view that only the minority suffers racism while the majority is always the perpetrator. Racism by the minority is “resistance,” “authentic,” “spontaneous,” “hooliganism” or “nationalism.”

I WAS witness to the “hooliganism.” Walking to a bus stop across from the Hebrew University, I saw four Arab youths walking in the middle of the street. Every time a car driven by Jews passed, they would jump in front of it, make menacing gestures, laugh and then let it pass. The same day a 57-year-old Jew was stabbed in the Old City by two 20-year-old Arabs who, according to police, went there to stab a Jew.

In mid-October in the village of Deir al-Assad in the Galilee, a Jewish woman on leave from the IDF drove into the neighborhood with her Jewish friends looking for a bakery. She was immediately sexually harassed – what the police described as “teased” – by young Arab men. While attempting to leave, a stone was thrown through the car window, fracturing her skull. The police subsequently arrested an Arab man “on suspicion that the [he] was driving the car at the time of the incident and was involved in the assault.”

The police concluded that “there is no evidence indicating the assault was motivated by anything other than hooliganism.” The mayor of the village condemned the attack “and underscored the good relations between” its residents and the Jews in nearby Karmiel.

Of course it’s not the only story in the news regarding hooliganism and racism. On October 8 Arab children gathered in Silwan for what had become a daily event. Lookouts were posted to watch for cars driven by Jews. When they arrived, the children threw stones at them. On that day, for some reason, a number of cameramen were invited to watch the ritual and good footage resulted. An accident resulted in which a Jewish driver, David Be’eri, struck two of the children.

Of course this rock throwing takes place against a backdrop of tensions in east Jerusalem between Jews wishing to live there and Arabs who see their neighborhoods as being invaded by settlers. The “hooliganism” is a daily occurrence, whether it’s in the Negev or Route 65 that runs through Umm el-Fahm.

In Jerusalem the Jewish victim of the stoning is called a “settler.”

But what is more interesting is a third term that crops up from time to time: “nationalist motives.” In 2007 French-Jewish immigrant Julian Soufir “decided to murder an Arab.”

He lured taxi driver Taysir Karaki to his apartment in Tel Aviv, slit his throat and left his body in the apartment.

The head of the Yarkon District police investigation unit “suspected that there was a nationalistic motive behind the murder.”

MK Ahmed Tibi noted that an “atmosphere of incitement, hatred of Arabs and escalating racism in the country are fertile soil for this crime.”

On August 15, 2009, six Arab men from Jaljulya and their Jewish girlfriends, one of whom was a soldier and another a minor from Petah Tikva, went to Tel Baruch beach, north of Tel Aviv. Arik Karp, his wife and daughter were out for a stroll. One of the Arabs harassed them, “baiting them by asking the father to fix him up with one of the women.”

Then two others came and assaulted the Jewish women, who managed to escape. The Arabs then beat Arik Karp, whose dead body was found later on the beach, purchased more alcohol and went to a forest where they lit a fire and danced through the night. The case against them is ongoing more than a year later.

There was no outcry about racism in the Karp murder.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned what he called “domestic terrorism.”

In the end it is all semantics. There are no “nationalist” motives. There is no “hooliganism.”

There is only racism.

The one deciding factor in each case was race.

Had Arik Karp been Khalid Musa or Taysir Karaki been Ben Cohen they would be alive today, and had David Be’eri or the Jews from Karmiel been Arabs entering an Arab neighborhood no one would have harassed them. In many communities here the evils of the American Old South are alive and well, and the police seem to distort the nature of the crimes in the name of “quiet.”

Tibi is right, there is escalating murderous racism, and a lot of it is in his own community.

Until we address the truth rather than covering it over with semantics and “coexistence” initiatives, the racism will only grow. Those who put themselves in charge of talking about racism rarely witness its manifestations, and those who know it firsthand will never accept the pie-in-the-sky slogans about ending it.

Is there one positive note to this whole story? When the Arab youths on Mount Scopus were harassing Jewish drivers, they were approached by a woman who shouted at them that they should be ashamed: “You are the reason people say terrible things about Arabs!” The woman was Arab.

The writer is a PhD researcher at Hebrew University and a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=193733

What about Arab racism? – Israel Opinion, Ynetnews 6 Jan 2011 … Opinion: Op-ed: Why does protest… ignore local Arab racism against Jews?
[...]

Yet amazingly enough, the two constitutive events of our national identity and existence, the Declaration of Independence and Law of Return, were not the work of this primitive bunch of rabbis, just like the rabbis had nothing to do with imposing a military administration on Israel’s Arabs during these early days.

Back then, these moves were perceived by the public, including men of letters of that era, as a justified and required implication of the notion of “Jewish state,” as well as a vital, existential response to the external Arab enemy’s acts and desires in 1948 (as well as the sympathy, solidarity and cooperation of Israeli Arabs.)

The words of then-Arab League Chief Abdul Rahman Azzam, who declared that the Arab invasion to Israel in 1948 will be a mass war of extermination to be mentioned in the same breath as the Mongolian and Crusader massacres” were still fresh, thereby preventing the Jewish citizens of the newly established state from listening to men of letters who are detached from the people and from reality and argue that the Arab enemy is merely a figment of the imagination.

Arabs always victims

Ever since then, the status of Israel’s Arabs has been continuously reinforced yet the better they do the graver their lamentations (as well as those uttered by their spiritual supporters) about the growing discrimination against them and the “unprecedented” Jewish racism against them. This terrible “Jewish racism” has become an unquestioned truth that is measured by the Israel Democracy Institute since 2003.

The Institute’s last report, which summed up the 2010 figures, showed that some 46% of Jews are bothered by Arab neighbors… However, among Arab Israelis, tolerance to those different than them is much lower. For example, reservations over homosexual neighbors were expressed by 70% of respondents…

Needless to say that our media, as well as our finest spiritual folk, were wholly indifferent to the figures pertaining to Arab Israeli positions. The discussions and commentary that accompanied the poll’s bombastic headlines were summed up with one bottom line: “Look at how racist we’ve become” – pertaining to the Jews, of course, and only to them. Nothing was said about the Arabs, who were never racist apparently, but are only victims of racism.

And so, a TV crew was dispatched last week to explore the overwhelming racism around here, within Jewish society of course. They asked an Arab and a foreign worker from Eritrea to seek an apartment for lease among “Jewish renters.” Of course, they never considered sending a Jew to the Arab community of Aabalin. On the one occasion where a Jew sought to move there, he received death threats from locals and changed his mind.

Even if the rabbis’ letter is no more than an improper, foolish initiative that brings minor benefits but causes great PR damage, it at least granted us another opportunity to ascertain the nature of the hypocritical mechanism adopted by our cultural, media, and academic elite.

And so, a great gulf exists between a rather large Jewish public, who believes that loyalty to the state and failure to sympathize with its enemies are significant components in granting rights to its citizens, and an academic, media and cultural elite that is horrified by any such conditioning, viewing it as clear proof of Jewish racism. Some go as far as comparing us to certain states in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

At this time it wouldn’t hurt to also update Albert Einstein’s dictum that “two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,” by adding the hypocrisy and self-righteousness of many of our authors, artists, journalists and lecturers to the list.

Dr. Shaul Rosenfeld is a philosophy lecturer

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4010023,00.html


J’Accuse: Racist Arabs & Israeli left of/for “growing racism” in Israel


Dec. 2010



ARAB RACIST ATTACKS


Let’s not spin this blunt issue, aiming at Israeli Jews specifically to be killed or hurt, in their homes, in cars passing by, in a restaurant , at a bus stop, at kindergartens, is what it is: racial hatred against Jews. I don’t know which racist part of it is difficult to comprehend to cast it as such.


RACIST ARAB LEADERS


Arab Muslim leaders such as the head of the Islamic movement was arrested and charged of racism and inciting violence, to assume that his ‘deadly’ influence doesn’t “live” on among Israeli Arabs is beyond naive.


One of the icons of pushing racism is Arab MK Ahmed Tibi, to say that his inflammatory mouth has uttered the words “racist” and “apartheid” for almost as many days [in the decade or so] he’s serving as an official in the Jewish-Democratic state – wouldn’t be unbelieveable.


Of course, everything Israel does is “racist,” this ugly Arab racism’s notion that dates from the infamous anti-Israel campaign in the UN by the Arab lobby in the 1970s to demean Zionism which is about a return of a people to its historic homeland as “racism,” The very racist Arab nations that oppress or at least discriminate against non-Arab minorities (including: Kurds, blacks, Copts, Jews [where they haven't been ethnically cleansed], Assyrians, Berbers, etc.) had/have the audacity to condemn Israel that gives equal rights and freedom to its 25% Arab citizens, and at times giving preferential treatments to them, in employment, education, etc., those Muslim nations that practice Islamic apartheid in its supremacy status over/against non-Muslims, all have joined to call the very victim of Arab racism [which is the only bond that binds the divider Arab world who discriminates against the very Arab-Palestinians] as “racist.”


PS
Speaking of hypocrisy, Arab republics and Islamic Republics are also against the notion of a ‘Jewish’ state, even though Israel’s official laws are in fact anything but Jewish.


In addition, a fairly new pehenomenon follows this twisted line, a form of bigotry that doesn’t even recognize in Jews’ rights to defend themselves, the message basically is that if you are an Israeli Jew, you simply deserve to die -by default- and if/when you resist, you are a “racist.” An underline message that is common to all those anti-Israel organizations that, though publicly, claim to “care” for the Palestinian-Arabs.

RADICAL LEFT


The political motivated left in Israel says, said some outrageous things in order to ‘win’ symbolic [and beyond] politics.


They make sure to use the “racism” slur automatically at each step the right wing takes, to deter it from advancing.


Preying on the weakness of the sensitivity to the charge, the Jewish people feel about – probably more than any other nation – the very victim of racism (most recent WW2′s Nazis and the Arab-Islamic leaders like the Mufti of Palestine that joined them) they managed to use it or rather abuse it to advance their lefty ideology on the back of super-guilt ridden Jews, all the while successfully suppressing the recognition for the real racism raging on in the past and in the present, Arab racism that is, from outside or from inside Israel.


Try this, perform a search in Haaretz for ‘Arab racism’ see what comes up, if not the exact opposite, How come?


Why is an Arab on Jews attack described as [if at all] a “disturbance” or a “nationalist” incident and not ‘Anti-Jewish racism’ when selectively aiming at Jews only, yet, if anti-Jewish feelings and acts motivate a Jew to manage in voicing concern, it’s then when the Jewish victim is depict as a “racist?”


The sad thing is, Haaretz writers and the like, never learned that exaggerated use of outrageous terminology does more of a serious damage than one might assume, and long after they might have forgotten about their political motivated hype language at a ‘heated moment,’ its disastrous effect continue to be deep and long in the nation’s psyche, precisely because it uses the concept of intolerance, which Jews are so fiery against.


ANXIETY


Can one really not able to understand a sincere parent in an ’under-constant-threat-country’ Israel who’s genuinely worried about the safety of the family? Is awareness, caring and responsibility all of a sudden now “racism?”


As goes the above factors and “racism pushers” as I like to call them, so does the overall tension.


The conclusive point is that the anxiety that Israeli Jews feel from a hostile intolerant Arab world that has fought to annihilate it and still can’t seem to recognize this “stranger’ in their midst, is only growing, add to that the behavior of Arabs inside Israel and to top it all with the Israeli- “Jewish” anti-Israel leftists‘-extremists such as ‘Haaretz.’
http://hoodsoff.com/jaccuse-racist-arabs-israeli-left-offor-growing-racism-in-israel.html


Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’ – News Briefs …Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’. Reported: 15:30 PM – Jul/29/07 …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/130741

Arabic edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” distributed by Palestinian Authority in 2003; Yasser Arafat in Fatah militia; Hamas children in military indoctrination; Palestinian Fatah militia salute
http://www.ifapray.org/NaziIslamicFacism/NaziIslamicFascism.html


Jordan: Israeli tourists asked to hand over Jewish paraphernalia
Jordanians confiscate travelers’ … bibles to ‘protect tourists from terrorist elements’ Itamar Eichner Published: 08.13.08, 13:09 / Israel Travel
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3581963,00.html

[Pew Poll on] How Muslims Think
by Daniel Pipes New York Sun June 27, 2006
…Likewise, Muslims are widely prejudiced against Jews, ranging from 28% unfavorable ratings among French Muslims to 98% in Jordan (which, despite the monarchy’s moderation, has a majority Palestinian Arab population). Further, Muslims in certain countries (especially Egypt and Jordan) see Jews conspiratorially, as being responsible for bad relations between Muslims and Westerners.
http://www.danielpipes.org/3706/pew-poll-on-how-muslims-think

Under-fire UAE likely to give Israel’s Andy Ram a visa
Israeli doubles specialist Andy Ram is likely to be granted a visa by the United Arab Emirates to play in the Dubai Championships next week, which could prevent a major crisis for tennis…
“To discriminate as the UAE did against one player in this way smacks of bigotry and racism,” the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations said in a statement. “This must be declared unacceptable by the WTA and all international sporting associations. As we learned in the past, failure to condemn such actions and take corrective measures, proves destructive to international sporting competition.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/atptour/4692024/Under-fire-UAE-likely-to-give-Israels-Andy-Ram-a-visa.html

Sponsors pull out of Dubai Open after UAE deny visa to Israeli
RACISM ROW: The Wall Street Journal Europe and the Tennis Channel have revoked their sponsorship of the WTA Dubai Open because the UAE denied a visa to Israeli player Shahar Peer.
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,25072951-5005401,00.html

Tennis: Racism Rears Its Ugly Head Shahar Peer is an Israeli tennis player. The United Arab Emirates barred her from participating in the Barclays Dubai tournament
http://ballhype.com/story/tennis_racism_rears_its_ugly_head/

The Journal Editorial Report, February 21, 2009… Hits & misses… STEPHENS: This is a hit to the Women’s Tennis Association to players like the Williams sisters, to the American tennis channel, to everyone that did not allow the Arab Emirate of Dubai from getting away of barring women from playing in the Israeli tennis player, Shahar Peer, from playing in the Barclays Dubai tennis championship. Instead of shrugging it off, the tennis world insisted that Dubai reverse its decision or be kicked off the tennis calendar. Dubai folded. And while it’s too late for Shahar Peer to play, Israeli tennis great, Andy Ram is on his way to Dubai. It’s a victory for sports and it’s a defeat for bigotry.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,498645,00.html

History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression
by David Meir-Levi (Author)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Upside-Down-Palestinian-Aggression/dp/1594031924


DiCaprio To Convert to Judaism To Marry Bar: Arab World Says To Hell With Him
[23 Feb. 2009]
Israeli journalist, Guy Bechor, writes on the Israeli website gplanet (Hebrew language) that the Arab world is going crazy over reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is converting to Judaism in order to marry Sports Illustrated cover girl, Bar Rafieli, an Israeli.
The report appeared on Al-Arabiya website and, according to Bechor, is quite vicious. Apparently, Leo is a hero in the Arab world (everyone loved Titanic) but that the combination of his relationship with the Jewish beauty, and his conversion, should it happen) instantly transforms him to dirt in their eyes.
I thought the Arab world had changed? I thought that their objection is only to the occupation not to Israel itself, let alone the Jews.
But now Leo is being attacked the same way Elizabeth Taylor was when she became a Jew 45 years ago and was boycotted by the Arab world. I think she still is.
Anyway, if you know Arabic, read the 144 nasty contacts about Leo (and Bar) in Al Arabiya. It appears that they may hate us. They really do!
But who can hate Leo and Bar?
http://www.israelpolicyforum.org/blog/dicaprio-convert-arab-world-says-hell-him
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rosenberg/dicaprio-to-convert-arab_b_169141.html


A Diary of Four Years of Terrorism and Anti-Semitism: 2000-2004 – Page 249
by Robert R. Friedmann – Political Science – 2005 – 633 pages
Now a new phase is evident in the nationalization of Israeli Arabs… This latest development points out the danger that Israel is facing from inside, as well as the danger of Pan-Arabism and Pan-Islamism which are forces that are not easily –if at all– changeable. And similar threats are aimed at the US.
http://books.google.com/books?id=UBavSQq-2tEC&pg=PA249

The Case Against Israel’s Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace – Pages 157-8 – Alan M. Dershowitz – (John Wiley and Sons) 2009 [ISBN 0470490055] – 304 pages

Hassan Nasrallah apologized to the families of two Israeli children who were killed by a Hezbollah rocket that hit the Christian holy city of Nazareth. He called them shahids, martyrs, even though they did not choose to die at the hands of Hezbollah terrorists. The apology was issued not because they were children or innocent bystanders, but because they were Israeli Arabs and not Jews. Hezbollah’s rockets are aimed at Jews and earn cheers whenever they kill a Jewish baby or a grandmother. No apologies there.

The so-called Arab-Israeli conflict represents the first instance since the Holocaust that Jews, as Jews, are being specifically [p. 158] targeted by an international organization… Hezbollah has threatned to attack Jewish targets outside of Israel as well. And it has proved its willingness to do so, as evidenced by its attack on a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires …

The grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was recognized as the official leader of the Palestinians during this period, was a virulent anti- Semite whose hatred of Jews was both religious and racial.

Husseini’s heir was Yasser Arafat, a cousin who also targeted Jews, through his surrogate terrorist groups. When a young student at the Hebrew University was gunned down while jogging through a mixed neighborhood of Jews and Arabs in north Jerusalem in 2004, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arafat’s Fatah movement, joyously claimed credit for killing yet another innocent Jew. When it was later learned that the jogger was a Jerusalem Arab and not a Jew, Al-Aqsa quickly apologized to the family, calling it an accident.

This is anti- Semitism, pure and simple. And despite efforts by supporters of Palestinian terrorism to justify the murder of innocent civilians as national liberation or by any other euphemism, these selective apologies prove that Islamic terrorists’ targeting of Jews is little different in intent from other forms of extermnatory anti-Jewish murders.

And… UN… and many within the European Union have condemned Israel for its reasonable military actions to prevent these racist…

http://books.google.com/books?id=LBnn7AR5R6YC&pg=PA157

Palestinian racism exposed
By Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard. His latest book is The Case for Israel.

The Jerusalem Post, April 12, 2004.

Recently, a young student at the Hebrew University was gunned down while jogging through a mixed neighborhood of Jews and Arabs in north Jerusalem. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement, joyously claimed credit for the killing yet another innocent Jew.

When it was later learned that the jogger was a Jerusalem Arab and not a Jew, al-Aqsa quickly apologized to the family, calling it an accident.

But the killing of the innocent young jogger was not an accident; the murderer had deliberately taken aim at his head and midsection, intending to end his life. The only thing accidental about the murder was the religion of the victim. Al-Aqsa had sent the assassin to murder a Jew – any Jew, so long as he was a Jew.

This is racism, pure and simple. And despite efforts by supporters of Palestinian terrorism to justify the murder of innocent civilians as national liberation or by any other euphemism, this case proves that the Palestinian terrorists’ targeting of Jews and only Jews – as many as possible – is little different in intent from other forms of lethal or exterminatory anti-Jewish murders. (I don’t use the term anti-Semitic only because some Arabs claim that because they too are Semites, they can’t be anti-Semitic.)

Obviously the numbers are different, because Israel is capable of defending its Jewish citizens, but if it were not, the goal of Palestinian terrorist groups would not be very different from that of previous groups intent on murdering as many Jews as possible.

The Web sites of various Palestinian terrorist groups proclaim – usually only in English and almost never in Arabic – that they have no quarrel with the Jews, only with the Zionists. Yet they target every Jew, regardless of his or her individual political views, and they apologize when they accidentally kill a non-Jew, regardless of his political views. The racist acts of these terrorist groups speak louder than their sanitized English-only anti-Zionist Web sites.

Yet the international community – including the UN, the Vatican, and the European Union – claims to see no difference between Palestinian terrorists who target random Jewish civilians and the Israel Defense Forces that target specific mass murderers, such as Ahmed Yassin. It’s all part of a “cycle of violence” in which both sides are morally equivalent, according to the double standard consistently applied against Israel by people who should know better.

The preventive killing of the mass murderer Sheikh Yassin received much more negative attention from the moral leaders of these organizations than did the racist attack that accidentally killed the young Arab. This failure – or refusal – to distinguish murder based on religious affiliation from preventive self-defense based on past and future murderous acts is the height of immorality. It would be as if the soldiers who killed Auschwitz guards in the process of liberating the inmates were deemed morally equivalent to the Auschwitz murderers.

It should not be surprising that Palestinian terrorists employ racist criteria in selecting their civilian targets, since the entire goal of Palestinian terrorism is racist to its core. It seeks to deny the Jewish people the right to self-determination. Under their version of Islamic law, it is impermissible for Jews to govern any land that was once under Muslim control, and it is equally impermissible for a Jewish majority to govern a Muslim minority, namely Israeli Arabs.

The time has come for the international community to listen to what Palestinian terrorists say to their own people: that this is a racist struggle to ethnically cleanse all of Palestine, which includes Israel, of all Jews (except, they say, those Jews who lived there before 1917 and are willing to remain as a minority in a Muslim land).

The civilian targets are selected on a racist basis – all Jews are fair game, and if a non-Jew is killed, that is an unfortunate accident.

The terrorist killing of the young Jerusalem Arab student, coupled with the apology when it was learned he was not Jewish, was not only a tragedy for his family (which lost another member to a terrorist attack years earlier), but it is also a revealing episode in the history of Palestinian terrorism. All who hate racism should condemn the selective morality under which a deliberate Jewish civilian death is applauded and a deliberate Arab civilian death is regretted.

All deliberate targeting of non-combatants must be equally condemned. And the deliberate targeting of civilians based on their religion is to be especially condemned.

http://www.likud.nl/extr312.html

http://www.israelnewsagency.com/israeljewsracismdersh130112.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=LBnn7AR5R6YC&pg=PA157


The Palestinians’ genocide campaign The civilian targets are selected on a racist basis – all Jews are fair game, and if a non-Jew (Arab) is killed, that is an unfortunate accident.
http://israelinsider.com/Views1/3533.htm

Congressional Record – Page 16159 [June 25, 2003]
Europe must take seriously the ideology of anti-Semitism coming out of the Arab and Islamic world. It must denounce the deliberate targeting of Jews by terrorist groups, whether it be al Qaeda or Hamas.

http://books.google.com/books?id=gjsOK4p-UFIC&pg=PA16159

Official PA Newspaper Prints Racist, Anti-Semitic Cartoons
[Published: 05/25/05, 1:45 PM / Last Update: 05/24/05, 8:04 PM]
(IsraelNN.com) Despite repeated calls by the Bush administration to end anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian Authority media, the official newspaper of the PA continues to regularly publish hate cartoons against Israel and Jews.

Continued incitement against Israel in the PA press flies in the face of U.S. sponsored Road Map plan. Aside from fighting terrorism, one of the primary obligations of the PA under this plan is the elimination of incitement against Israel. As recently as two days ago, at the AIPAC convention in Washington on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called on the Arabs to “end incitement in their media.”

http://web.archive.org/web/20080506130709rn_1/www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/8256

Press Release Israel / Middle-East
 
Anti-Semitism at Core of Hamas Charter


New York, NY, February 27, 2006 … The founding covenant of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group whose leaders are poised to take a central role in the governance of the Palestinian Authority, is committed not only to the destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic state in its place, but to raw, unadulterated Jew-hatred.


Adopted in August 1988, the Hamas Charter openly embraces the notorious anti-Semitic forgery, “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” holding it up as evidence that Jews are innately greedy, manipulative and conniving, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  The charter adopts classical anti-Semitic canards: Jews as plotting to control the world, Jews acquiring wealth by stealing, and Jews controlling the levers of power in media, government and finance.  Such stereotypical anti-Semitic canards have been used through the centuries to defame and demonize Jews, leading to violence, pogroms and, ultimately, the Holocaust.


“The Hamas credo is not just anti-Israel, but profoundly anti-Semitic with racism at its core,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  “The Hamas Charter reads like a modern-day ‘Mein Kampf.’
http://www.adl.org/PresRele/IslME_62/4877_62.htm


The Anti-Semitism of Hamas


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas.


by Meir Litvak


Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas (acronym of Harakat al-muqawama al-Islamiyya – Islamic Resistance Movement), a Palestinian national-Islamic movement, which perceives and articulates its conflict with Israel in Manichean and absolutist religious terms. Like most other Islamic movements in the Middle East, Hamas regards the conflict with the latest and most fateful phase of the relentless onslaught waged by western imperialism and culture against Islam since the Crusades. Hamas publications portray the Jews as instruments of the West or, alternatively, as the power that controls and manipulates the West in this war. Concurrently, it views the current struggle as the last link in the war, which the Jews have been waging against Islam since its essence. Consequently, Hamas emphasizes the emphasis on the “Islamic essence” of the Palestinian cause.”
[...]


Modern Anti-Jewish Animosity


The modern anti-Jewish animosity of Islamic movements goes much further than traditional Islam. Although Muslims have always viewed Islam as a superior religion, superseding Judaism, they did not consider Judaism as a heresy, which required eradication, as long as it did not challenge Islam’s rule. Historically, Muslims regarded Christianity as a greater threat than Judaism, and devoted greater attention to it in their polemical literature.
However, due to the conflict with Israel, Judaism rather than Christianity has become the prime enemy for the Islamist organizations, drawing inspiration from anti-Jewish utterances in the Koran and from modern European anti-Semitism.
A good example of this vilification is the Hamas Charter, the movement’s canonical document, which provides a picture of the Jews and Judaism drawn from the notorious anti-Semitic tract, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Article 22, for instance, describes the Jews as controlling the world media with their money and as having established secret organizations throughout the world – such as the Freemasons and Rotary Club – “for the destruction of societies and the fulfilment of the goals of Zionism.” They have “caused revolutions all over the world,” from France in 1789 to Russia in 1917 “in order to fulfil their goal.” Likewise, “with their money, they seized control of the imperialist powers and pushed them to subdue many countries in order to squeeze their resources and spread their corruption.” In addition, Hamas accuses the Jews of fomenting all-important wars in history. Most important, the Jews stood behind the outbreak of World War I, which ‘eliminated’ the Ottoman Empire, the “state of the Islamic Caliphate.” The breakdown of Islamic unity opened the way for the establishment of “the Zionist entity” in Palestine. Likewise, they “were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains by trading in armaments, and paved the way for the establishment of their state.”
Of special significance are the wars, which the Jews have waged against Islam from the time of the Prophet. Accordingly, the Jews opposed the Prophet from the moment he arrived in Medina, in a desperate effort to prevent the spread of Islam, rejecting his generous offers and distorting his message. They tried to harm the Islamic umma (nation) and dominate it.”


Derogatory Descriptions of the Jews


In many of its publications Hamas employs harsh derogatory descriptions of the Jews, often taken from the Koran, such as “blood suckers,” “brothers of apes,” “killers of the prophets,” “human pigs,” and warmongers “the descendants of treachery and deceit,” “butchers.” They are a “cancer expanding” in the land of Palestine, “threatening the entire Islamic world.” They are “spreading corruption” in the land of Islam. “Deceit and usury are stamped in their nature,” and they are all “thieves, monopolists, and usurers.”


Almost every issue of the Hamas organ, Filastin al-Muslima contains articles enumerating the evil deeds and character of the Jews based on an analysis and exegetes of specific suras (chapters) from the Koran.
Particularly significant, in view of the historical record, are the equations, which Hamas makes between the Jews, the Zionists and the Nazis and the denial of the Holocaust. Hamas argues that Israel’s actions exceed those of the Nazis, and that “the Jews represent Nazism in its most criminal form.”8 Yet, following the Stockholm conference on the Holocaust, held in January 2000, Hamas declared that the conference had:


A clear Zionist goal, aimed at forging history by hiding the truth about the so-called Holocaust, which is an alleged and invented story with no basis . . .. The invention of these grand illusions of an alleged crime that never occurred, ignoring the millions of dead European victims of Nazism during the war, clearly reveals the racist Zionist face, which believes in the superiority of the Jewish race over the rest of the nations.


cAbd al-cAziz al-Rantisi, Hamas leader from Gaza, went further by denying the Holocaust, while simultaneously charging that “the Zionists were behind the Nazis’ murder of many Jews,” with the aim of intimidating and forcing them to immigrate to Palestine. Furthermore, he claimed that the Nazis “received tremendous financial aid from the Zionist banks and monopolies,” prior to their seizure of power and that “this great financial aid helped the Nazis build the military and economic force needed to destroy Europe and annihilate millions.” “When we compare the Zionists to the Nazis,” Rantisi concluded, “We insult the Nazis,” he concluded. 10
Reviewing the life of the late Pope John Paul II, the Hamas weekly al-Risala concluded that his 1998 letter, in which he apologized to the Jews for the Holocaust was his “greatest crime”.
http://www.pij.org/details.php?id=345


Why Anti-Semitism Is Growing in Germany


By Donald Snyder
Published December 22, 2010, issue of December 31, 2010.

Meanwhile, many of Germany’s 4 million Muslims stay connected with events in the Middle East via cable television networks, such as Hezbollah’s Al-Manar and Hamas’s Al-Aqsa. These are anti-Semitic networks that promote Holocaust denial.


Videos justifying the persecution of Jews and promoting child martyrdom for Islam are shown daily on these networks, fueling anti-Semitism among Muslim youth in Germany.


“You cannot undo with education what these satellite broadcasts are doing,” said Matthias Kuntzel, an author and political scientist, in a phone interview from Hamburg.


The programs are fed to Germany on Egyptian and Saudi Arabian satellites. Both countries have refused repeated German requests to stop transmitting Al-Manar. German law prohibits the dissemination of hate. Although Al-Manar was banned in 2008, private homes with satellite dishes continue to receive its programs, making the ban ineffective.
http://www.forward.com/articles/134143/

The New York Times Israel Correspondent Shows His Hostility
Barry Rubin
June 27, 2006

[...]

Why, then, is Erlanger obsessed with this distinction? I suggest that what Erlanger is actually saying is that what is really bad about Hamas is not that it is a racist, terrorist group with genocidal intentions against Israelis but that it is an Islamist organization. If, after all, Hamas is exercising a just right of resistance motivated by Israeli misdeeds, how can it be condemned on those grounds? The trouble with Hamas is that it is a ‘right wing’ religious group rather than a ‘left wing’ nationalist one.

http://www.gloria-center.org/gloria/2006/06/the-new-york-times-israel-correspondent-shows-his-hostility.html

Congressional Record, May 22, 2006, Page 904
[Mr. ACKERMAN...] Hamas has made clear again and again that they will not be held answerable for the hundreds of innocent civilians they slaughtered with bombs. They will not be held accountable for their overt racism and vile anti-Semitic bigotry.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yX43KGyuIlsC&pg=PA9043

[PDF] Anatomy of Anti-Israel Incitement: Jenin, World Opinion and the Massacre That Wasn’t
… On one occasion Israeli offers to provide units of blood were rejected by Palestinian authorities who claimed they “did not want Jewish blood.”

http://www.adl.org/israel/jenin/jenin.pdf

A Question of Blood | Opinion | Jewish Journal
The Jenin story has petered out because the world, in general, now knows that there was no … The Palestinians refused it because it was Jewish blood. …

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/searchview.php?id=8646

Snopes.com

Claim:   An article from The Jewish Journal describes Israeli doctors’ providing blood to Palestinians who were injured at Jenin but refused to be given “Jewish blood.”


Status:   True.




Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2002]






A Question of Blood



The piece is entitled, “A Question of Blood,” written by Dan Gordon, and it appeared in The Jewish Journal on May 29, 2002.



Dan Gordon is a former sergeant in the IDF, the author of five books, and a screen writer.



He was in Jenin on April 16, and was told a story by Dr. David Zangen, chief medical officer of the Israeli paratroop unit that bore the brunt of the fighting in Jenin.



Dr. Zangen said that the IDF not only worked to keep the Palestinian hospital opened, they offered the Palestinians blood for their wounded.



The Palestinians refused because it was Jewish blood!!



The Israelis, who could not have been faulted for saying, “You don’t like it, do without…,” instead flew in 2,000 units of blood from Jordan via helicopters. In addition, they saw to it that 40 units of blood from the Mukasad Hospital in East Jerusalem went to the hospital in Ramallah and that 70 units got to the hospital in Tul Karem. And on top of that they facilitated the delivery of 1,800 units of anti-coagulants that had come from Morocco.



This information was later confirmed by Col. Arik Gordin (reserves) of the IDF Office of Military Spokesman, who supplied the exact number of units and the names of the hospitals to which they were delivered.



Dan Gordon concludes thus:

“So the question to ponder… is how do you negotiate with a hatred so great that it will refuse to accept your blood, even to save its own people’s lives? How does an international community vilify a nation that offers its own blood to its enemies, while its own soldiers lie dying, and that, when faced with race hatred that brands their blood unfit, diverts military flights to bring blood more suitable to the taste of those who would destroy them?”



Takes my breath away. How about yours? Please, don’t be quiet about this story. Share it far and wide!





Origins:   This item is true in the sense that author and screenwriter Daniel Gordon did pen a piece entitled “A Question of Blood” which was published in the 24 May 2002 edition of The Jewish Journal, and the message quoted above is a mostly verbatim excerpt taken from that article. We can’t verify everything in the piece beyond that, other than to note that Mr. Gordon provided information about who gave him the story (“Dr. David Zangen, chief medical officer of the Israeli paratroop unit which bore the brunt of the fighting in Jenin”), who confirmed it (“Col. Arik Gordin [reserves] of the IDF Office of Military Spokesman”), and the nature of the confirming evidence (“the exact numbers of units of blood and anticoagulants and the names of the hospitals to which they were delivered”), and that Israeli accounts of the fighting at Jenin were far more accurate than others’ accounts, including much of the western press (the subject of another article by Mr. Gordon).



Last updated:   28 November 2007

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Are the Israeli Arabs a Trojan Horse… The P.L.O. and its leader, Arafat.. a macro concept of “Pan Arabism,” espousing the idea of a “Greater Palestine” in which every Arab is considered to be an integral part of a territorial dream… Their “liberation” means first of all the espousing of a Palestinian identity and national consciousness. After all they, they have loyalty to their brothers and sisters in the West Bank and Gaza or in the U.N. refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria. They also have loyalty to the great idea of Pan Arabism.
http://www.jewishpost.com/archives/news/are-the-israeli-arabs-a-trojan-horse.html


BISH-ARABISM COULD be defined as a radical and rapid shift among Israeli Arabs – especially their representatives in the Knesset – from relative moderation to extremism, spearheaded by Azmi, who himself went from being an advocate of peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Israel to a preacher against Israel’s existence.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1176152783641&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull


Arab MK: Too Many Jews in Galilee

by Maayana Miskin (March, 30, 2009)

(IsraelNN.com) Israeli MK Taleb A-Sana of the United Arab List (Ra’am Ta’al) accused the government Monday of “Judaizing the Galilee and the Negev” by encouraging Jews to move to those areas. A-Sana called on the government to encourage Arab life in those areas…
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130689


The Israeli-Palestinian Version of “Back to the Future”… NJ – Jan 31, 2009 Mr. Klein said the notion that Palestinians, but not Jews, may live in Judea and Samaria is blatant “racism.”
http://jewishvoiceandopinion.com/a/JVO20090201.html

Has Israeli Arab MK Ahmed Tibi Become a Racist? – Op-Eds – Israel … Apr 5, 2006 …turn toward apartheid-style Arab segregationism…One thing we know, even before Hamas was elected to rule the Palestinian Authority, is that the Arabs want “Palestine” to be a Judenrein (clean of Jews), Arab-only state.

And Ahmed Tibi is not alone. Not long ago, Israeli Arab leaders met with a group of forty foreign diplomatic officials. They insisted that twenty percent of all foreign aid to Israel be earmarked for the Israeli Arab community. They want 20% of international donor money to be for Arabs only, while the other 80% of aid to Israel should be for both communities, as it has been until now.

So, who are the real racists? [...]

Notice an interesting phenomena, all these Israeli Arab members of Knesset (who are equal citizens, legally entitled to be elected to Israel’s parliament – unlike in Judenrein Palestine) are attacking Israeli society and its institutions for causing the poll results, rather than looking closer to home for the answers…

No, it’s not the vicious mass murder of Jews in malls, cafes and on buses by Arab terrorists that causes Jews to feel uncomfortable around Arabs. No, it’s not the apartheid-style (or is that Nazi-style?) demand for a Judenrein Gaza, a Judenrein Palestine, even by so-called moderates like Mahmoud Abbas. No, it’s not the consistent polls for the last five years showing 50-80% “Palestinian” support for suicide bombings, or the fact that Hamas garnered 58% of the vote in the recent elections in the Palestinian Authority. No, it’s not the recent announcements by Hamas leaders of their intention to continue what they euphemistically call the “resistance”, better called genocidal attacks against Jews in Israel.

No, It’s not the public support Israeli Arabs, both leaders and led, both educated and not, have voiced for the Hamas victory in the PA. No, it’s not the growing active participation of Israeli Arabs in terrorism against Israeli Jews. No, it’s not their own admission of disloyalty toward the State of Israel. No, it’s not their own call for apartheid-style segregation, and Arab supremacist rights in Israel itself. No, it’s not any of the above reasons that many Jews have negative feelings toward Arabs in Israel.

No, it’s all the Jews’ fault, according to Tibi, Al-Sana, Barakeh and others. How intellectually “honest”; how utterly perfidious of them. It sounds to me like classic anti-Semitism, Jew-hatred and Judeopathy.

Can you believe Israel let these racists run in the recent elections?

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/6146

Have the “Arab Palestinian” Knesset members turned racist?
By Ariel Natan Pasko March 26, 2006
http://web.israelinsider.com/Views/8109.htm

Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies – Google Books Resultby Gus Martin – 2007 – Political Science – 343 pages, Page 59
Abu Nidal: Ruthless Revolutionary… (ANO) Abu Nidal (known terror leader among the Palestinian Arabs) long argued that Al Fatah membership should be open to all Arabs, not just Palestinians. In support of the Palestinian cause, he argued that Palestine must be established as an Arab state and that its borders must stretch from the Jordan River in the east to the Mediterranean sea. According to pan- Arabism, however, this is only one cause among many in the Arab world.
http://books.google.com/books?id=7-GiXqccL1IC&pg=PA59

Lieberman is no racist
By Yehuda Ben-Meir
Last update – 11:01 26/04/2009
I did not vote for Avigdor Lieberman and never will. I do not agree with some of his political positions and do not accept his framing of certain issues. But I am appalled by the left’s delegitimizing of Lieberman and anyone connected with him. I do not believe that Israel’s Arab citizens must be required to declare their loyalty to the Jewish state. What must be demanded of them and of all Israeli citizens, whether Jewish, Druze or other, is unflinching loyalty to the State of Israel and its laws. But even if one can, and sometimes should, disagree with Lieberman on his approach and statements on this sensitive issue, he’s still not a racist. Lieberman is neither a racist nor a fascist, and depicting him as such does an injustice to his voters and harm to Israel.
What’s racist is denying the Jewish people a state of their own. Certain Arab Knesset members talk incessantly about the Palestinian people’s rights, including their own state. But in the same breath they refuse to acknowledge Israel as the state of the Jewish people and deny the very existence of a Jewish people as a nation with national rights. The person who deserves the racist epithet is MK Jamal Zahalka, who attended the conference of hate in Geneva and called himself “a victim of Israel’s racist apartheid” while serving as a member of the Israeli parliament.
The left’s tendency to delegitimize and demonize people …
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1081038.html

No Arab land is occupied by Israel Thursday, 8th January, 2009
By Ben Okiror

THE current fighting in the Gaza Strip needs clarification for people to understand its genesis. I accept that the situation is complex, and that might explain why even the US President-elect, Barack Obama has so far opted to remain silent since the war broke out.

However, I would like to bring out what seems to have been ignored and yet it is important for a balanced analysis of the conflict.

Whereas on the surface it is the terrorist group, Hamas, fighting the only Jewish nation, Israel, it is in fact a continuation of the war that Arabs have waged against the Jews since Israel was created in 1948.

The geographic area called “Palestine” was governed by the British after it took it from the Turks at the end of the First World War.

The League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations), according to the Balfour Declaration of 1917, mandated Britain to create a Jewish state in all of “Palestine” due to historical right.

Tragically, Britain did not fulfill its mandate and instead created a formerly nonexistent Arab-Palestinian state called “Transjordan” (now Jordan) on 77% of the Jewish soil in 1922.

Even when the United Nations decided on the Partition Plan on November, 29 1947, Britain voted against it and all the Arab states boycotted the vote.

Never mind that the Plan that gave the Jews only 23% of its original land was not legally binding since the UN Security Council did not ratify it.

In 1948 Britain abandoned Palestine without fulfilling its primary responsibility. Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948 but was attacked by six Arab states the next day.

Ironically, Jordan was led, armed and trained by Britain. It invaded occupied and annexed Samaria and Judea (now called the “West Bank”) as well as East Jerusalem.

On the other hand, Egypt invaded and occupied Gaza. These are the so-called “occupied territories” after Israel recaptured them in 1967.

Incidentally, for 19 years when Egypt and Jordan were in charge of those territories, nobody cared about creating a Palestinian state.

Instead Jordan destroyed 58 synagogues in East Jerusalem and desecrated 38,000 of the 50,000 ancient and modern Jewish graves in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives. They used the stones for latrines and walkways.

In 1967 when Egypt and Syria announced on national media their intention to attack Israel, Jordan joined and attacked Israel.

However, Israel defeated them all and took back Gaza and the “West Bank”, including capturing the Golan Heights from Syria from where it was shelling Israeli territory for sometime.

Due to international pressure, Israel, under prime minister Ariel Sharon, about two years ago, uprooted Jewish settlements from Gaza, from where Hamas has been firing rockets at Israel.

Last week alone it fired about 500 rockets. To those calling for peace talks, how can you talk peace with a person who does not recognise your existence and seeks to destroy you?

The goal of Arabs is simple: to wipe out the state of Israel from the map and create the twenty-second Arab state. If anyone doubts me, just listen to what Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, told a reporter, Arianna Palazzi in 1970:
“The question of borders doesn’t interest us…From the Arab standpoint, we mustn’t talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean.
Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it….The PLO is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call ˜Jordan’ is nothing more than Palestine.
” Need I say more?
http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/459/667425?highlight

Arab terrorism, with its commitment to the eradication of Israel, is the principal cause of the collapse of the peace process. Terrorism’s primary targets are virtually all the Middle Eastern regimesnot just Israel’s but those of the surrounding Arab countries as well. Fear of being overthrown by terrorists leads those regimes, in an effort to divert their people’s attention toward external targets, to inundate them with anti-Israel propaganda. Israel’s willingness in recent years to abandon its formerly nonnegotiable positionsand the withdrawal of Israel Defense Forces from southern Lebanon and the offer to give up the Golan Heights to Syriahas created a conviction among Arabs that terrorism is working and that no accommodation of Israel need be considered.

The Arab world today consists of 21 countries, all members of the League of Arab States. Few seem comfortable with their own statehood except as a means of casting a veil of international legitimacy over their own version of power politics. Some, such as Morocco, are hereditary paternalistic monarchies whose royal heads are uneasy indeed. Some are secular regimes on the national socialist model, dominated by the Ba’th Party. Still others, such as Egypt and Syria, borrowed Western constitutional forms but have never achieved legitimacy because they have not been accompanied by democratic freedoms. A look at the region as a whole reveals inauthentic “states” attempting to function within the concept of pan-Arabism (one Arab nation) within the wider body of statesmembers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, where, if anywhere, the unfilled office of the caliphate resideswith a commitment to pan-Islam. All these concepts hamper the full participation of the region in the contemporary international system of states. The absence of credible political systems and the inability to participate in a world of state powers incite protests under the banner of Islam.
http://www.hoover.org/publications/digest/3437241.html


Judenrein Palestine – Ethnic cleansing

Max Singer: Inequality Will Bring Mideast Peace – WSJ.com Aug 30, 2010 … This asymmetrical demand of tolerance from Israel while accepting a judenrein Palestine is based on historical experience.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703369704575461201909503526.html

Judenrein Palestine – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News Apr 8, 2008 …The concept of removing all Jews from a certain region is surely repugnant to any person not prepared to deny somebody’s rights on the grounds of his ethnic or religious origin…. What kind of a peace can this be when nobody Jewish will be allowed to live within the borders of Israel’s neighboring state?

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/judenrein-palestine-1.243549

Judenrein Palestine?
Rachel Neuwirth
January 09, 2003
Why is it that people are proposing a Middle East peace plan that will make Judea and Samaria Judenrein (the Nazi term for a place with no Jews)?
It is the historic homeland and birthplace of the Jewish people, yet many world leaders – including every American president – believe that the removal of Jewish communities from Judea and Samaria is a crucial prerequisite for a peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Unfortunately, every Israeli prime minister has been pressured to follow this policy.
Jews have lived in Judea and Samaria for thousands of years. In fact, the Jewish religion and people were birthed in Hebron. We know of the ancient Jewish presence there from both the Hebrew and Christian Bibles and from abundant archaeological and documentary evidence.
No one denies that the oldest document showing the historical connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, including Judea and Samaria (a.k.a. the West Bank), is the Bible. Genesis 24:18 says: “And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre, which are in Hebron.” And the world’s oldest documentation of real estate being purchased for full price is also in the Bible (see Genesis 23:9). And for those who doubt biblical references, there is substantial evidence in archaeological findings (see http://www.sciencedaily.com/encyclopedia/History\_of\_ancient\_Israel\_and\_Judah).
Historically, the Jewish homeland included what is today called Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, and a considerable part of today’s Jordan. The land was inhabited mainly by Jews and was ruled by Jews. Therefore, Lord Robert Cecil, former acting British foreign secretary, was right to use the name “Judea” for the whole land in his famous remark: “Our wish is that Arabian countries shall be for the Arabs, Armenia for the Armenians, and Judea for the Jews.” (December 2, 1917; see http://www.esek.com/jerusalem/iudaea.html.)
The Jewish presence there has been continuous, except for 19 years from 1948 to 1967 when the area became Judenrein. And during that 19 year period, the Jordanians and Arabs of the remaining portion of “Palestine” desecrated Jewish holy sites and cemeteries in an attempt to deny that the Jews ever lived there.
Those who advocate the dismantling of the Jewish communities in this territory are advocating a policy of ethnic cleansing. This may sound extreme, but from the early 1900s, the Arabs carried out a policy of ethnic cleansing that included the massacre and pogroms in 1929 and 1936 in Hebron. Both the spirit and practice of ethnic cleansing are being continued in the current conflict (see http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf\_mandate\_grand\_mufti.php).
So, what did UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan mean in his 2001 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech when he said, “A genocide begins with the killing of one man not for what he has done, but because of who he is. A campaign of ‘ethnic cleansing’ begins with one neighbor turning on another.”
Does this not also apply to the Israeli Jews who have re-established homes in Judea and Samaria? Should they be ethnically cleansed from the heart of their historical homeland? Does the Nobel recipient not know a real victim of ethnic cleansing when he sees one?
The same people and countries that condemned ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, Cyprus, Rwanda and Tibet totally reverse themselves when it comes to the right of Jewish people to live in the lands of their historic patrimony. If Chinese people were forbidden to live in China, Buddhists barred from Tibet, or Irish-Catholics banned from South Boston, there would be a tremendous outcry against such injustices. But where is the outcry against the removal of Jews from Judea their historical homeland?
Is there any other nation on earth that has such a legitimate birth certificate as Israel? And if the Jews have no such document, then the Old and New Testaments are worthless.
The war for Israel’s independence ended in 1949 with the Jordanians in full control of Judea and Samaria and the Old City of Jerusalem (the “West Bank”), cutting the Jewish people off from their most holy religious sites. The official status of these areas, then, was disputed territories, as no one had held sovereignty there since the defeat of the Ottoman Empire. Only two countries, Pakistan and Britain, recognized the 19-year Jordanian “illegal occupation”. Even the entire Arab world refused to recognize it and, consequently, it was illegal and illegitimate ab initio.
After the 1967 war, the Jewish people have simply been returning to the land from which they were forcibly expelled during the first Arab-Israeli war of 1948-49.
This territory has always been known as Judea and Samaria. Do the names “Jew” (for Judea) and “Samaritan” (as in “good Samaritan”) sound familiar? In fact, Shemer, founder of Asher, a clan of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, was the owner and eponym of the hills of Samaria. Is there anything Arab or “Palestinian” about either? Even UN Resolution 181, the Partition Plan of 1947, refers to these territories as Judea and Samaria (http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/mideast.htm).
The word “occupiers” does not apply to the Jews. Prior to the illegal Jordanian occupation of 1948-67, Jews had maintained several thousand years of continual residence in the area. However, the term does apply to both the Jordanians and the “Palestinian” Arab squatters of today (http://www.tzemachdovid.org/Facts/islegal1.shtml).
In the early part of the 20th century, the Arab population carried out a war against the Jewish inhabitants of the area. This resulted in a series of massacres in Hebron, the birth place of Judaism, in 1929, as well as numerous other violent attacks, such as the 1936-39 pogroms against Jews, ending in the total expulsion of the Jewish population from much of Judea, Samaria and the Old City of Jerusalem.
As a result of the Israeli victory in 1967, Jewish people returned to this area and re-unified the historic capital of Jerusalem. Many of the Jews who had been expelled from this territory, or whose parents and grandparents were murdered by rampaging Arabs, have merely returned to their previous homes. And in subsequent years, additional Jewish communities (not “illegal settlements”) were built, mainly for security purposes, and others for historical and emotional reasons on mainly state-owned land and historical outposts.
Judea and Samaria were liberated, not stolen or occupied, from Jordan (see http://www.tzemachdovid.org/Facts/islegal3.shtml and http://www.internationalwallofprayer.org/A-143-A-Settlers-History-of-Settlements).
Since 1967, 261 new Arab settlements have been built in Judea and Samaria. According to international law, all of these are illegal, as no sovereignty was ever recognized over these territories; yet no one calls for their removal. Why is it that no one talks about those Arab settlements as obstacles to peace especially when they are bases for carrying out terrorism, and their inhabitants are constantly taught virulent hatred toward the Jewish people and the West?
Dismantling the Jewish communities in these territories will only reward terrorism.
The Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, are a litmus test of Arab intentions. Why can’t Jews live in their historic homeland if there really is peace? After all, there are 1.2 million Arabs living as citizens of Israel in the one Jewish country in the world, while there are only a handful of Jews living in any of the 22 Arab countries. In fact, in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, not only is it illegal for Jews to be citizens, they are not even allowed to live there.
Therefore, instead of Israel being the “apartheid state” in the region, it is the Arab world that is not only apartheid, but also racist and religiously exclusive.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/3182
http://www.opinioneditorials.com/guestcontributors/rneuwirth_20030109.html

Another Tack: No Jews in Judea

Jerusalem Post – Sarah Honig – Jun 10, 2011
The international community relishes reviling ultra-tolerant Israel while it ignores and even justifies crude Arab racism. Just try to imagine what would have happened had Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stood before some Jewish forum and exclaimed that “from now on we won’t allow the presence of one Arab in our independent Israel with Jerusalem as its capital.”

…Addressing a recent emergency session of Arab League foreign ministers in Doha, Qatar, Mahmoud Abbas unabashedly declared that “when an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is established, we won’t allow the presence of one Israeli in it.”

Not to put too fine a point on it, this is the Arabic version of the German-minted Judenrein – “clean of Jews.” Yet no Arab diplomat was discomfited or shocked. Abbas consistently accentuates the same sentence with only trivial verbal variations. In December 2010, for instance, he put us on notice that “I will never allow a single Israeli to live among us on Palestinian land.”

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=224315


Cameron and Clegg give a free pass to racism

By Melanie Phillips


Last updated at 9:53 AM on 17th January 2012


… Clegg should be condemned in the strongest possible terms for his support of racism. For he is supporting the ethnic cleansing of Jews from a future state of Palestine.

Why does the expansion of Jewish housing in the suburbs of Jerusalem prevent a state of Palestine from being established? Only because Abbas and his cronies have said over and over again that not one Jew will be allowed to live in their state of Palestine.

That racist agenda is what Clegg and Cameron are supporting. They too assume that, by definition, wherever Jews are living cannot be subsumed into Palestine. Some 20 per cent of Israel’s population are Israeli Arabs.
Why don’t Clegg and Cameron support the idea that there can be Palestinian Jews? Why do they not only agree that a future state of Palestine must be Judenrein but even blame Israel for ‘vandalism’ by failing to go along with that racist idea?

[...]

Why are Cameron and Clegg supporting the Holocaust-denier Abbas and his racist Palestinian Authority which pumps out hideous, Nazi-style demonisation of Jews and the intention to destroy Israel – as here [http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/3258.htm], here [http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=452&fld_id=452&doc_id=6099], and here [http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=5954], along with countless other examples – and which extols those who have slaughtered Israelis as great Palestinian heroes whose murderous Jew-hatred serves as an example for Palestinian children to emulate?
For Cameron and Clegg to welcome this monster to Britain, while themselves demonising the nation he wants to wipe out and against which his administration incites hatred and murder week in, week out, is a truly sickening spectacle.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2087589/David-Cameron-Nick-Clegg-free-pass-racism.html?ito=feeds-newsxml



Anti-Semitic incitement for genocide

Islamist hatred for Jews
Ynetnews – Jan 15, 2012
Islamist hatred for Jews

Op-ed: Western commentary on Arab Spring usually downplays Islamist anti-Semitism

Robert S. Wistrich Published: 01.15.12, 12:20 / Israel Opinion

The Muslim Brotherhood did not initiate the current upheavals in the Middle East, but the Islamist parties in Egypt, as in Tunisia and Libya, have been the chief beneficiaries of the collapse of long-standing authoritarian repressive regimes across North Africa.

In Egypt itself, the two largest Islamist groups (the Brotherhood and the Salafists) won about three quarters of the ballots in the second round of legislative elections held in December 2011, while the secular and the liberal forces took a battering. The Brotherhood (which garnered over 40% of the votes) is an organization founded by an Egyptian schoolteacher, Hassan el Banna, back in 1928. It has never deviated from its founder’s central axiom: “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Koran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

It is this radical vision which animates all those in the region who seek a fully Islamic society and way of life.

The Muslim Brotherhood has always been deeply anti-Western, viscerally hostile to Israel and openly anti-Semitic – points usually downplayed in Western commentary on the “Arab Spring.” Indeed, the anti-Jewish conspiracy theories promoted by the Brotherhood and its affiliated preachers are in a class of their own.

This is especially true of Egyptian-born Yusuf al-Qaradawi, undoubtedly the most celebrated Muslim Brotherhood cleric in the world. The still vigorous 84-year-old, often misleadingly depicted in the West as a “moderate,” flew in from Qatar to Cairo’s Tahrir Square on February 18, 2011 to lead a million-strong crowd in Friday prayers, thereby ending 50 years of exile from his native land. He called for pluralistic democracy in Egypt while at the same time offering the hope “that Almighty Allah will also please me with the conquest of the al-Aqsa Mosque (in Jerusalem.)”

Two years earlier, in a notorious commentary on Al-Jazeera TV, the “moderate” Qaradawi had provided religious justification for both past and future Holocausts:”

“Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the Jews people who would punish them for their corruption…The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them…Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers.

In other words, the loathing of Jews, the Holocaust and the destruction of Israel by Muslims were linked by Qaradawi as things mandated by God himself.

‘Kill all Jews’
Regarding Israel and the Jews, fundamentalist Muslim attitudes have never deviated since the 1940s. Islamist ideologues, despite their virulent anti-Westernism, have had no problem in drawing on Western sources for their radical anti- Semitism – whether these libels come from Protocols of the Elders of Zion forgery, Henry Ford’s The International Jew, Hitler’s Mein Kampf, fantasies about Judeo-Masonic plots, or have their origin in Christian anti-Talmudism, medieval blood-libels and the slanders of contemporary or Holocaust deniers in America and Europe.

The current swelling of Islamist ranks within Egypt and across the Arab world has hardly improved matters. At a vocal Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo’s most prominent mosque on November 25, 2011, Islamic activists ominously chanted “Tel Aviv, judgment day has come,” vowing to “one day kill all Jews.”

The rally, which sought to promote the “battle against Jerusalem’s judaization,” was peppered with hate-filled speeches about the “treacherous Jews.” There were explicit calls for Jihad and liberating all of Palestine as well as references to a well-known hadith concerning the future Muslim annihilation of the Jews. Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University (the most senior clerical authority in Sunni Islam) even claimed that Jews throughout the world were seeking to prevent Egyptian and Islamic unity, as well as trying to “Judaize al-Quds (Jerusalem).”

This kind of incitement and the pressure from the Egyptian street does not mean that the fragile peace treaty with Israel will be cancelled overnight. But calls for such a step have been repeatedly heard in recent months even from the “liberal” and more “progressive” sectors of the political spectrum as well as from the Islamist parties.

Dr. Rashad Bayoumi, the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, bluntly told the Arabic daily al-Hayat on the first day of 2012 that his organization will never “recognize Israel at all”, whatever the circumstances. Israel, he emphasized, was a “criminal enemy” with whom Egypt should never have signed a peace treaty in the first place. If this treaty is not to be abrogated, much will depend on the United States making clear to Egypt how dire the economic and political consequences for its wellbeing would be.

It is particularly chilling to note that the Islamic wave already dominates not only in Iran, which is on the verge of nuclear weapons, but also in Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, the Gaza Strip under Hamas and the Lebanese state, currently in the iron grip of Hezbollah.

Apart from seeking to impose Sharia law, and to further downgrade the status of women – while repressing Copts and other non-Muslim minorities – the neo-Islamist movements and regimes remain as determined as ever to wipe out Israel and to radically reduce American influence in the region. Needless to say, like the Brotherhood itself, Islamists consider themselves to be the sole authentic interpreters of the divine will.

In the face of this mounting fundamentalist danger, Israel has no choice but to consolidate its deterrent capacity, close ranks and treat with the upmost skepticism any siren voices calling on it to take unreasonable “risks for peace.” At the same time it will have to develop a new regional strategy that takes into account the seismic changes currently shaking the Middle East.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4175677,00.html

Netanyahu to A-G: Investigate Jerusalem mufti for incitement

Jerusalem Post

By JPOST.COM STAFF

01/22/2012 12:59


Sheikh Muhammad Hussein says he was only quoting a passage in the Hadith that calls for killing Jews, not calling for it himself; PM calls the quote “grave words that the world must condemn.”


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday called on Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to open an investigation into Jerusalem Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein for incitement after he was recorded quoting a passage by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the Hadith that calls for the killing of Jews.


“These are grave words that the world needs to condemn,” Netanyahu said.


Responding to the allegations of incitement on Israel Radio Sunday, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein denied inciting the murder of Jews, saying he was just quoting the Islamic text. “I can’t change the Hadith,” he added.


Energy Minister Uzi Landau, speaking at the cabinet meeting on the occasion of International Holocaust Memorial Day noted, “this is not coming from Hamas, which we are used to – this is coming from Palestinian Authority television. If that is not anti-Semitism, then I don’t know what is.”


Netanyahu, on Holocaust memorial day, said that “today, like 70 years go, there are people who wanted to exterminate the Jewish people.” But unlike in the past, he continued, Jews have the means to defend themselves.


“The Jewish people and the Israeli government have the right, the obligation and the capability to prevent another extermination of the Jewish people or an attack against its country,” Netanyahu said.

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=254628



Worried [not racist] Israelis of racist Arab attacks

Israelis aren’t ‘racist’ – they’re worried

Isi Leibler
01/24/2007 22:18

Israel’s Arab citizens are being drawn toward radicalism by their leadership.

When Defense Minister Amir Peretz designated MK Ghaleb Majadle for a ministerial post, in order to garner Arab support for his position in Labor, Israel Beiteinu faction chairwoman Estherina Tartman branded the appointment “shameful and pitiful,” “a huge ax poised over the neck of Zionism,” and damaging to “Israel’s character as a Jewish state.” Granted Tartman’s outburst was contemptible. But that does not detract from the reality that increasingly hostile, even treasonable outbursts by Israeli Arabs against the state have created enormous resentment among Jewish Israelis. Some are beginning to regard their Arab neighbors as fifth columnists. In large measure it is the radical Israeli-Arab politicians who compete against each other to undermine the legitimacy of the Jewish state who must shoulder the blame for this. For example, it was treason, pure and simple, when MK Azmi Bishara and two other Balad MKs last year traveled illegally to Beirut and Damascus and proclaimed their solidarity with Hizbullah. “Hizbullah won, and for the first time since 1967, we tasted the taste of victory,” Bishara stated, adding that demonstrating “solidarity with these heroes is the least we can do.” Bishara also supported Syria’s struggle to free “occupied Arab land” and praised Syrian support for “resistance.” Balad MK Wasal Taha described the abduction of IDF soldiers as legitimate and said that “resistance is not terror but a moral value.” MK Taleb a-Sanaa was forced to resign from the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee after conducting illegal meetings with Hamas leaders. During the Lebanon war an Arab survey found that 78% of Israeli Arabs believed that Israeli leaders should be tried for war crimes. At funerals of Arab children killed by Hizbullah missiles, some parents went so far as to blame Israel, praise Hizbullah, and refer to Hassan Nasrallah as their “brother.”

At a rally of his followers, Sheikh Raed Salah, an Islamic Movement leader, urged Hizbullah and Hamas not to release kidnapped Israeli soldiers. More recently, in greetings extended to Fatah supporters in Gaza, MK Ahmed Tibi praised them for having nurtured “the first martyrs who fell and the first prisoners arrested.” He urged them to “continue the struggle” until a Palestinian state is established. In the religious arena, the mufti of Jerusalem and other Islamic leaders openly support Hamas, and call for the establishment of a caliphate on Israeli territory. MK Ibrahim Sarsour warned that any attempt to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount would plunge Israel into a bloodbath. “Muslims and Arabs would not stand by idly while representatives of Satan on earth try to launch their insane plots.” Arab schoolchildren are taught about the Nakba, the “catastrophe” of Israel’s creation and encouraged to despise the Jewish state.

ANOTHER DISCONCERTING development was a report from the National Committee of the Heads of Arab Local Councils titled “The Future Vision of Palestinian Arabs in Israel.” Backed by Arab leaders and intellectuals, the report effectively calls for the dismantling of the Jewish state and its replacement by a binational entity. It demands the abrogation of the Law of Return unless a Law of Return for Arabs is promulgated, replacement of the current Israeli flag and national anthem, and total autonomy in Arab education. It also requires that Israel acknowledge responsibility for the 1948 Nakba and take steps to “rectify the damage inflicted on the Palestinians.” Clearly the radicalization of Israeli Arabs already poses a genuine threat to the security of the nation. In fact, some Arab citizens of Israel have been arrested for spying on behalf of Hizbullah and the Iranians, and others for direct involvement in suicide bombings and terrorist attacks. As of now such incidents are not widespread, but with Israeli Arab MKs calling on their followers to identify with shaheeds, it is inevitable that more youngsters will move in this direction. To offset these trends the government must introduce a twin-track approach.

Israeli Arabs enjoy a higher standard of living than Arabs in any Arab country. One merely has to enter hospitals or universities in Jerusalem or Haifa to appreciate this. But despite this, they are among the lowest-income earners in the country, and still experience discrimination at various levels. The government must commit itself to granting Israeli Arab citizens genuine social and economic equality. Decent Israelis must publicly support this goal. But in turn, Arab-Israelis must accept the fact that Israel will remain a Jewish state. Those unwilling or unable to do so should join their Muslim kinsmen a few kilometers across the border and live in a future Palestinian state. Of course most would undoubtedly choose to remain in a Jewish state rather than become citizens of Hamasland. The government is now belatedly reviewing the situation and the Knesset has even begun drafting legislation which will invariably impose limits on freedom of expression. But we are a nation at war and must defend ourselves. The Knesset was able to outlaw Meir Kahane’s party, which posed no threat to the security of the state but was allegedly promoting racism. It should therefore not be difficult to take similar steps against actions which undermine our security. As a nation surrounded by enemies pledged to our destruction, we must become far more vigilant. This is not a lapse into McCarthyism. It is common sense and self-defense. If British-born Muslims can be transformed into suicide bombers in London mosques and schools, similar situations will inevitably ensue here unless we take firm action in advance. This should in no way detract from our determination to ensure that Israel remain a Jewish democratic state. Most of us always dreamt of having an Arab minority that would live with us in peace and friendship and possibly even act as a bridge for reconciliation with the Arab world.

Alas, at least in the short term that is not on the horizon. But this dream becomes even more distant if we continue burying our heads in the sand and fail to take determined action to bring a halt to the ongoing encouragement of substantial numbers of our citizens into undermining the state in which they live and hating their Jewish neighbors. The writer chairs the Diaspora-Israel relations committee of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and is a veteran international Jewish leader.
http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=49178


Israeli Jews aren’t racist – they’re anxious‎ – Ha’aretz

When most of the Jewish public feels the Arab-Jewish pincers closing on them to change the Jewish-Zionist identity of the state, it begins to defend itself.

By Israel Harel


A recent survey by the Israel Democracy Institute has revealed that 62 percent of the Jews in Israel support conditioning the right to vote for the Knesset on a declaration of loyalty to the state. With regard to this finding and other, similar ones, Prof. Tamar Hermann, a senior fellow at the Institute said: “If for some reason or other the Jewish public has its back to the wall and has to choose between the two components of the definition of the state’s character, it is very highly likely that the national, Jewish definition will be chosen over the definition of the regime, democratic.”


A key expression for understanding the survey’s findings is therefore: “If the Jewish public has its back to the wall…” But this “if,” for those who hasten to claim that racism has spread through the country, is no longer an “if.”


The Jewish public’s back has been against the wall for a long time now. That is mainly the result of the harsh expressions, in word and deed, of the Arab public in Israel. A public whose political, religious and intellectual elites are working in Israel and abroad to delegitimize the Jewish nation-state.


Expressions aired in Nazareth or even in the Knesset, are sometimes becoming more extreme than in the Palestinian Authority. The Arab pressure is joined by those in Jewish circles that have public opinion-forming tools, such as academics and culture and media gatekeepers.


When most of the Jewish public feels the Arab-Jewish pincers closing on them to change the Jewish-Zionist identity of the state, it begins to defend itself. Self-defense is not racism, and when others lash out and tell this public that it is racist to demand a loyalty oath to the state as a condition for obtaining Israeli citizenship (for both Jews and Arabs ), it is even more persuaded that its fears are justified.


After all, this Jewish public knows that naturalization in the most liberal countries, first and foremost the United States, requires a long period of study culminating with a loyalty oath.


If the Arab public would show basic loyalty to the state, the situation would not have come about in which a third of the Jewish public – indeed a worrisome figure – supports detention camps for Arabs in wartime. If the human rights groups would fight the oppression of human rights, particularly of women, in the Arab sector as well – where the situation is much worse than in the Jewish community – the survey would not have found that half the Jewish public believe these organizations cause damage to the state.


Moreover, 45 percent of those surveyed believe that the High Court of Justice is not politically objective and limitations should be placed on its powers. Presumably, with regard to the High Court, and perhaps even with regard to practical steps that should be taken with the Arab irredenta, the public is still reticent – or fearful – about expressing its true feelings, even in a survey.


The Jewish public is not racist; it is anxious. And it is defending itself against the trend to change – by judicial and propaganda manipulations – the identity of the Jewish state.


The road to reducing the anxiety is not by preaching morality or by labeling self-defense as racist. The Arabs, who have led the Jewish majority to this undesirable state of affairs are the ones who must prove that these fears are groundless. Quite a bit of the blame is on Jewish groups, which, in most of the conflicts between Jewish and Arabs, stands almost automatically with the Arabs. These groups include political parties, human rights groups, NGOs, cultural organizations, think tanks within and outside of universities, and a good deal of the judicial establishment, including High Court justices.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/israeli-jews-aren-t-racist-they-re-anxious-1.328332



Arab Islamic Apartheid

Let’s launch ‘Arab Apartheid Week’

By MICHAEL FREUND

03/11/2010 10:17

Arab states remain the last great outpost of despotism and tyranny.

In nearly three dozen cities across the world, a coordinated series of events is being held this week with the express aim of demonizing Israel. Now in its sixth year, the annual hate-fest known as “Israel Apartheid Week” has sought to portray the Jewish state as a bastion of bigotry, inequality and discrimination.

The organizers do not mince words in describing their objectives, asserting on their Web site that they aim “to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns” against the Jewish state. This, they confidently declare, is a key part of “the battle to end Israeli apartheid,” whatever that means.

Naturally, behind the sloganeering stands a clear political platform, one which essentially seeks to dismantle the Jewish state by stripping it of territory and flooding the country with millions of Palestinian refugees through the so-called right of return.

The first step in this campaign, of course, is to equate Israel with the evils of apartheid-era South Africa, thereby laying the groundwork for increased diplomatic and economic pressure to make far-reaching concessions. And so, as usual, the only democracy in the Middle East

once again finds itself on the receiving end of yet another indefensible canard, accused of one of modernity’s greatest political sins without any basis or justification.

SIMPLY PUT, this slur cannot be allowed to stand. It is an insult to Israel and its democracy and dangerously analogous to asserting that Zionism is a form of racism. If allowed to take hold in the public’s consciousness, it could have far-reaching and extremely damaging effects on support for Israel in the near- and long-term. In the past, the typical response by pro-Israel activists to such charges has been to go on the defensive, responding to the slanders and explaining in great detail the myriad differences between democratic Israel and the racist regime that once ruled South Africa.

Well, I say the time has come to stop playing defense and to bring the offense out onto the field. We need to turn the tables and fight back against our opponents by taking the struggle toward their end-zone.

A good place to be start would be to organize an annual “Arab Apartheid Week,” which would highlight the decrepit state of human and political rights throughout the Arab world.

There is a solid case to be made that the Arab states remain the last great outpost of despotism and tyranny on earth, and people need to be reminded as much. Indeed, the Arab world today is a living encyclopedia of outmoded forms of government, from sultanates such as Oman and emirates such as Qatar, to thuggish dictatorships such as Syria and dynastic monarchies along the lines of Jordan. It may be a political scientist’s dream, but it is a nightmare for the hundreds of millions of Arabs chafing under oppression and tyranny.

Basic and fundamental freedoms such as personal autonomy and individual rights are routinely trampled upon, and ethnic and religious minority groups suffer extreme discrimination and
intolerance. Just ask Coptic Christians in Egypt, Baha’is in Iran or Shi’ites in Saudi Arabia for starters.

This was borne out most recently by a report issued by Freedom House, the independent Washington-based group that advocates for freedom worldwide. Its annual survey, “Freedom in the World 2010,” would make for eye-opening reading for all those who cry “apartheid” whenever they see a flag with a Star of David.

Consider the following findings:

Of the 18 countries in the Middle East that Freedom House surveyed, only one is considered to be “free.”

And just who might that be? Yep, you guessed it: Israel.

Not a single Arab country – not one! – did Freedom House consider “free.” Three Arab states – Morocco, Lebanon and Kuwait – were labeled “partly free,” while 13 other Arab states as well as Iran merited the dubious distinction of being branded as “not free.”

In effect, then, this means that of the approximately 370 million human beings currently residing in the Middle East, only 2 percent enjoy true freedom – namely those who live in the Jewish state.

So much for “Israeli apartheid.”

NOT SURPRISINGLY, in a press release announcing the report’s publication, Freedom House concluded that “the Middle East remained the most repressive region in the world.” It is this message that Israel and its supporters need to begin highlighting. By casting a spotlight on the subjugation, oppression and tyranny that typify nearly the entire Arab world, we can open some eyes out there and educate the Western public as to who really shares their democratic values.

As Prof. Bernard Lewis has written, the Arab states are little more than “a string of shabby tyrannies, ranging from traditional autocracies to new-style dictatorships, modern only in their apparatus of repression and indoctrination.”

An annual Arab Apartheid Week, held on campuses and at community centers, could be an effective vehicle for driving home this fundamental truth.

Doing so will reframe the debate. More importantly, it will help Westerners to finally begin recognizing the Arab regimes for what they are: a dangerous mix of despotism and dictatorship.

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?ID=170729

What About The Arab Apartheid? :: Hudson New York 16 Mar 2010 … Perhaps the time has come for these students and professors behind Israel Apartheid to consider holding not Arab Apartheid Week, …

http://www.hudson-ny.org/1111/what-about-the-arab-apartheid



What About The Arab Apartheid? Part II :: Hudson New York 23 Mar 2010 … Of all Arab and Islamic countries, Saudi Arabia is often described as a “glaring example of religious apartheid.”

http://www.hudson-ny.org/1120/what-about-the-arab-apartheid-part-ii


Where Is The Outcry Against Arab Apartheid?
by Khaled Abu Toameh
March 11, 2011 at 5:00 am


Mohammed Nabil Taha, an 11-year-old Palestinian boy, died this week at the entrance to a Lebanese hospital after doctors refused to help him because his family could not afford to pay for medical treatment.


The tragic case of Taha highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who live in impoverished refugee camps in Lebanon and who are the victims of an Apartheid system that denies them access to work, education and medical care.


Ironically, the boy’s death at the entrance to the hospital coincided with Israel Apartheid Week, a festival of hatred and incitement organized by anti-Israel activists on university campuses in the US, Canada and other countries.


It is highly unlikely that the folks behind the festival have heard about the case of Taha. Judging from past experiences, it is also highly unlikely that they would publicize the case after they heard about it.


Why should anyone care about a Palestinian boy who is denied medical treatment by an Arab hospital? This is a story that does not have an anti-Israel angle to it.


Can anyone imagine what would have happened if an Israeli hospital had abandoned a boy to die in its parking lot because his father did not have $1,500 to pay for his treatment?


The UN Security Council would hold an emergency session and Israel would be strongly condemned and held responsible for the death of the boy.


All this is happening at a time when tens of thousands of Palestinian patients continue to benefit from treatments in Israeli hospitals.


Last year alone, some 180,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip entered Israel to receive medical treatment. Many were treated despite the fact that they did not have enough money to cover the bill. In Israel, even a suicide bomber who is — only! — wounded while trying to kill Jews is entitled to the finest medical treatment. And there have been many instances where Palestinians who were injured in attacks on Israel later ended up in some of Israel’s best hospitals.


Lebanon, by the way, is not the only Arab country that officially applies Apartheid laws against Palestinians, denying them the right to receive proper medical treatment and own property.


Just last week it was announced that a medical center in Jordan has decided to stop treating Palestinian cancer patients because the Palestinian Authority has failed to pay its debts to the center.


Other Arab countries have also been giving the Palestinians a very hard time when it comes to receiving medical treatment.


It is disgraceful that while Israel admits Palestinian patients to its hospitals, Arab hospitals are denying them medical treatment for various reasons, including money. But then one is reminded that Arab dictators do not care about their own people, so why should they pay attention to an 11-year-old boy who is dying at the entrance to a hospital because his father was not carrying $1,500?


But as the death took place in an Arab country – and as the victim is an Arab – why should anyone care about him? Where is the outcry against Arab Apartheid?
http://www.hudson-ny.org/1953/arab-apartheid

Dhimmi Victims Gallery – DHIMMI :: Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights…Dhimmi Victims Gallery
BANGLADESH These Bangladeshi women are just some of the countless Hindu rape victims terrorized by Muslim militants in Bangladesh…. SUDAN… To date, the Jihad in Sudan has claimed the lives of two millionAfrican Christians and animists. Thousands of other have been enslaved, raped, and maimed. Today there is a creeping genocide that threatens the people of Southern Sudan…

IRAN… The Bahai community constitutes Iran’s largest religious minority group. Today they are facing a creeping genocide, as the Islamic fundamentalist regime in Tehran seeks to systematically intimidate, suppress, convert, and murder members of the Bahai faith. A secret Iranian government document, discovered in 1993, reveals the government’s attempt to slowly and steadily decimate the Bahai community, by rendering them second-class citizens through a system of apartheid which the New York Times compared to the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany. Today, the Bahai of Iran are an endangered people. Without the help of the international human rights community, this vital religious community will soon become extinct…
PAKISTAN… The Pakistani Christian community is subject to constant harassment and discrimination by the Muslim government and local tribal rulers. They are becoming an endangered people as their numbers dwindle in the face of persecution, intimidation, and intermittent violence.
Apartheid that distinguishes Muslims and non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia. Much like the Jim Crow laws of the old South, Saudi law creates a two-tier society in which non-Muslims are denied the right to practice their religion, travel freely, and even be buried on Saudi soil. Christians living in Saudi Arabia are subject to violence, intimidation, and imprisonment. The victims of this government-sponsored discrimination are often Christian migrant workers, who are unable to protect themselves from the government’s programmatic discrimination. Without the help of the international human rights community, the Christians of Saudi Arabia will continue to be the victims of religious apartheid… ISRAEL… Hebrew University, home to Jewish and Arab students, was targeted by Jihadist radicals. … Jordan’s Christian minority is subject to a system of religious discrimination imposed by Islamic courts that oppress this small and shrinking religious minority..

http://www.dhimmi.com/victimsgallery.htm



The case for Israel – Page 59 – Alan M. Dershowitz – 2003 – Biography & Autobiography – 264 pages

… governments had an apartheid-like system under which Dhimmis—a religious category that includes Jews and Christians…

http://books.google.com/books?id=Dunx_i1P6fMC&pg=PA59&lpg=PA59

pro-Hamas = pro-genocide

Menace in Europe: Why the Continent’s Crisis Is America’s, Too – Page 25
Claire Berlinski – 2007 – 304 pages
He then demanded the abolition of the Netherlands’ drug-selling coffee shops and legal brothels. … Naima Elmaslouhi, announced that she found unproblematic the sight of Moroccan youths chanting “Hamas, Hamas, gas all the Jews” on the …
http://books.google.com/books?id=KwUVSZqtqMQC&pg=PA25

Jewish political studies review: Volume 19, Issues 1-4 -Page 101 – Merkaz ha-Yerushalmi le-’inyene tsibur u-medinah – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 2007 – Snippet view
73 Nowadays the same chants occur elsewhere as well on Dutch football fields. In recent years the more frequent version has a Middle Eastern element: “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.” Although Ajax is not a Jewish team, …
http://books.google.com/books?&id=m1AMAQAAMAAJ&q=gas

Jihad and Genocide – Page 179
Richard L. Rubenstein – 2011 – 251 pages – Google eBook – Preview
88 – Amsterdam, January 3, 2009: In one clip, the crowd, numbering several hundred chants, “Hamas, Hamas, joden aan het gas!” (Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!). In the foreground, Harry van Bommel, a Socialist member of Parliament chants …
http://books.google.com/books?id=UyNR4AAevwIC&pg=PA179

A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism – Page 31
Giulio Meotti – Encounter Books, Oct 12, 2010 – 365 pages – Google eBook – Preview
Shouts of “Death to Jews” have filled the streets, and the crocodile tears spilled for Jews killed during the Holocaust … Harry van Bommel attended a demonstration in Amsterdam where Muslims shouted, “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas !
http://books.google.com/books?id=gqMVfx6dCJkC&pg=PA31

Issues in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: Selections From CQ Researcher – Page ix
CQ Researcher – 2009 – 392 pages
European soccer fans routinely taunt Jewish teams with Hitler salutes and chants , such as “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!” And while anti-Semitic attacks overall dipped slightly in some countries, violent assaults on individuals spiked
http://books.google.com/books?id=9crab0cHypwC&pg=PR9

Why Are Jews Liberals? – Page 313
Norman Podhoretz – 2010 – 352 pages
Many or most of those shouting “Death to the Jews” or “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas” at demonstrations protesting the Israeli incursion into Gaza were Muslims, but Furedi sees “the emergence [on the secular Left] of a slightly…
http://books.google.com/books?id=v2tQTdbwpSgC&pg=PA313

Arab Racist anti-democratic-Israel hypocrisy

Arab Regimes, Not Israel, Are Guilty of Racism
…At the conference on racism, in Durban, Arab delegates and their allies accused Israel of racism and … Black Africans are also the victims of Arab racism. …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=488

Racists cry racism at U.N. conference … At the Durban debacle, racists cried racism and anti-Semites paraded their bigotry while condemning Israeli …
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=10776

Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, which holds that Jews, like any other nation, are entitled to a homeland.

History has demonstrated the need to ensure Jewish security through a national homeland. Zionism recognizes that Jewishness is defined by shared origin, religion, culture and history. The realization of the Zionist dream is exemplified by more than five million Jews, from more than 100 countries, who are Israeli citizens.

Israel’s Law of Return grants automatic citizenship to Jews, but non-Jews are also eligible to become citizens under naturalization procedures similar to those in other countries. Approximately 1,000,000 Muslim and Christian Arabs, Druze, Baha’is, Circassians and other ethnic groups also are represented in Israel’s population. The presence in Israel of thousands of dark-skinned Jews from Ethiopia, Yemen and India is the best refutation of the calumny against Zionism. In a series of historic airlifts, labeled Moses (1984), Joshua (1985) and Solomon (1991), Israel rescued almost 42,000 members of the ancient Ethiopian Jewish community.

Zionism does not discriminate against anyone. Israel’s open and democratic character, and its scrupulous protection of the religious and political rights of Christians and Muslims, rebut the charge of exclusivity. Moreover, anyone — Jew or non-Jew, Israeli, American, or Saudi, black, white, yellow or purple — can be a Zionist.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf1.html#e

Responses to the Anti-Israel Left and Arab Rejectionists

Why Israel is not an apartheid, racist state

Sam Fleischacker

February 5, 2002

[...]

1) Israeli Arabs have voting rights, and a full range of other civil and political rights, and there are no “anti-miscegenation” laws, or other policies of racial segregation. So the apartheid claim is simply false.

2) The sense in which Israel is “Jewish” is essentially two-fold: Jews are favored in immigration, and the state represents Jewish culture in its flag, official holiday calendar, and some of the cultural programming it underwrites. Practically every nation in the world has some kind of similar favoritism in its immigration policy: ethnic Germans, who have lived for generations outside Germany, have a “right of return” to Germany; English-speaking people are favored to enter England, (and I think, the US, Canada, and Australia); only ethnically Dutch people can become Dutch citizens, etc. As for the representation of Judaism in the public square: one glance at the flags of Norway, Sweden, or Denmark demonstrates that many liberal countries are not at all shy about proclaiming themselves officially “Christian.” Britain has not one but *two* crosses in its flag. Britain and Sweden both have official churches, and for a long time it was true, and still remains somewhat true, that you can’t “really” be British or Swedish without also being Anglican or Lutheran. Saudi Arabia has a crescent on its flag, and is of course very loudly Islamic; so is Iran, and Pakistan was formed to be a home for (Indian) Muslims, as Israel was to be a home for Jews. Many countries, perhaps most, indeed do far more to promote Christianity or Islam (or Buddhism, in the cases of Burma, Thailand, and Sri Lanka) than Israel does for Judaism. Christmas is on the official calendar of most Christian countries, and in several (Poland, Ireland) it is difficult or impossible for politicians to defy the Church’s teachings on many subjects. So: it is entirely untrue that Israel is the only country “based on” religion or ethnicity. If Israel is racist, so are Britain and Sweden and Pakistan and Thailand, among many, many others. And, given this widespread preference for ethnicities and religions other than Judaism, it is hard for many Jews to find a home outside of Israel. Someone who proclaims Israel to be basically racist is essentially just saying that they think the ethnic and religious identity of Jews doesn’t matter – while the ethnic and religious identity of Germans, Anglicans, Indian Muslims, etc. all do matter. And that is anti-semitism: the racist hatred of or contempt for Jews.

By the way, the old PLO “one-state” line never did call for a strictly “secular, democratic state.” It called for an “*Arab*, secular, democratic state.” That’s just as ethnically limited as a Jewish state.

- Sam Fleischacker

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy

University of Illinois, Chicago

http://www.uic.edu/depts/phil/bios/fleischacker.htm

http://www.chicagopeacenow.org/rr-26.html

Yes, Israel’s a democracy

The Arab Israeli lawmaker who accused the Jewish state of having ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’ policies enjoys rights and freedoms he wouldn’t find anywhere else in the Middle East.

May 27, 2010|Jacob Dayan

The Jewish state of Israel is a diverse nation that has absorbed people from more than 140 countries. Among its population are about 1.5 million Arabs, including Israeli Knesset member Ahmad Tibi, who in a May 23 Times interview lashed out at Israel, using inflammatory words like “racist” and “fascist.” As is his style, Tibi failed to back up his white-hot rhetoric with hard facts.

In 1947, Arab leaders rejected a United Nations resolution to form an Arab state alongside a Jewish one. This caused the displacement of some 600,000 Palestinian refugees. From that point forward, Arab nations have denied these Palestinians and their descendants citizenship and basic civil rights, including the right to own property, get an education or take out loans — rights held by Israeli Arabs.

Arab Israelis, who make up about 20% of the nation’s population, enjoy equal rights, government representation and protection in Israel. They live freely in all parts of Israel, can use all public facilities, attend Israel’s top universities and are contributing members of society. By no means is Israel the epitome of perfection, but we do aspire for equality for all our citizens. According to the Abraham Fund Initiative, since Israel’s establishment in 1948, the number of schools in the Arab Israeli school system increased by more than fifteenfold; Hebrew schools grew by only five times. The number of classes offered in the Arab Israeli system increased more than seventeenfold, and since 1961 the literacy rate of Arab Israelis jumped from 49.6% to 90%, a clear indication of the educational opportunities offered to all our citizens.

Not only are Arabs treated equally as individual citizens, but their minority status is also recognized in some aspects by the government, with Arabic being an official language in Israel (alongside Hebrew) and Israeli Muslims having their own jurisdiction on religious issues (Sharia law) pertaining to members of their community, just like Jewish religious law at the Rabbinical courts. Additionally, Arab Israelis are citizens with full voting rights and can serve as elected members of the Knesset, as lawmaker Tibi does. It is true that Arab Israelis hold about 10% of the Knesset seats, a number that is disproportionate to their population. Perhaps this is because Arab Israelis are opting instead to vote for non-Arab parties or exercising their democratic right not to vote at all.

In his interview, Tibi made it clear that he has no intention of serving as a bridge between Israeli Arabs, Palestinians and Israeli Jews. But he also made it clear that he would never give up his Israeli citizenship or passport for a future Palestinian identity. And why would he? Would a Palestinian parliament allow a member to travel freely to an enemy state, such as the Arab Knesset members’ recent public visit to Libya? Would a Palestinian parliament allow one of its members to serve as an adviser to a hostile government? For those who may not know, Tibi served as Yasser Arafat’s adviser on Israeli affairs while simultaneously serving as a member of the Knesset.

Tibi knows that no Arab country would afford him the freedoms that the Jewish state does. After all, Arab Knesset members are even allowed to travel to Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas, the terrorist organization that vows to exterminate the Jewish state. Israeli Arab lawmakers travel there to express their support, then return to their Knesset offices to make their case to Israeli and international media. Is any such freedom available in the Arab world? Of course not! Tibi knows this; he relies on such freedoms to do his work.

Finally, allow me to reference Ishmael Khaldi who was — until recently — Israel’s deputy consul general in San Francisco. Khaldi is a Bedouin who now serves as an adviser to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman; he will visit Los Angeles in June to speak about his personal experiences. Below is an excerpt from what he said in a San Francisco Chronicle interview in March 2009:

“I am a proud Israeli — along with many other non-Jewish Israelis such as Druze, Baha’i, Bedouin, Christians and Muslims, who live in one of the most culturally diversified societies and the only true democracy in the Middle East…. By any yardstick you choose — educational opportunity, economic development, women and gay’s rights, freedom of speech and assembly, legislative representation — Israel’s minorities fare far better than any other country in the Middle East.”

I may not agree with Tibi’s comments, but I do recognize the importance of his right to express his opinions. The freedom of expression, granted to Tibi by the only democratic state in the Middle East, is one that is also enjoyed by all Israeli citizens — Jews and Arabs alike.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/27/opinion/la-oew-dayan-20100527

Jimmy Carter… “I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis.”
http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0612/12/acd.02.html


Arab Islamic apartheid VS free equal Israel


Double Standard Watch: Let’s have a real apartheid education week


Posted by Alan M. Dershowitz

Sunday Mar 07, 2010


Every year at about this time, radical Islamic students – aided by radical anti-Israel professors – hold an event they call “Israel Apartheid Week.” During this week, they try to persuade students on campuses around the world to demonize Israel as an apartheid regime. Most students seem to ignore the rantings of these extremists, but some naïve students seem to take them seriously. Some pro-Israel and Jewish students claim that they are intimidated when they try to respond to these untruths. As one who strongly opposes any censorship, my solution is to fight bad speech with good speech, lies with truth and educational malpractice with real education.



Accordingly, I support a “Middle East Apartheid Education Week” to be held at universities throughout the world. It would be based on the universally accepted human rights principle of “the worst first.” In other words, the worst forms of apartheid being practiced by Middle East nations and entities would be studied and exposed first. Then the apartheid practices of other countries would be studied in order of their seriousness and impact on vulnerable minorities.



Under this principle, the first country studied would be Saudi Arabia. That tyrannical kingdom practices gender apartheid to an extreme, relegating women to an extremely low status. Indeed, a prominent Saudi imam recently issued a fatwa declaring that anyone who advocates women working alongside men or otherwise compromises with regard to absolute gender apartheid is subject to execution.



The Saudis also practice apartheid based on sexual orientation, executing and imprisoning gay and lesbian Saudis. Finally, Saudi Arabia openly practices religious apartheid. It has special roads for “Muslims only.” It discriminates against Christians, refusing them the right to practice their religion openly. And needless to say, it doesn’t allow Jews the right to live in Saudi Arabia, to own property or even (with limited exceptions) to enter the country. Now that’s apartheid with a vengeance.



The second entity on any apartheid list would be Hamas, the de facto government of the Gaza Strip. Hamas too discriminates openly against women, gays and Christians. It permits no dissent, no free speech and no freedom of religion.



Every single Middle East country practices these forms of apartheid to one degree or another. Consider the most “liberal” and pro-American nation in the area, namely Jordan. The Kingdom of Jordan, which the King himself admits is not a democracy, has a law on its books forbidding Jews from becoming citizens or owning land. Despite the efforts of its progressive Queen, women are still de facto subordinate in virtually all aspects of Jordanian life.



Iran, of course, practices no discrimination against gays, because its president has assured us that there are no gays in Iran. In Pakistan, Sikhs have been executed for refusing to convert to Islam, and throughout the Middle East, honor killings of women are practiced, often with a wink and a nod from the religious and secular authorities.



Every Muslim country in the Middle East has a single, established religion, namely Islam, and makes no pretense of affording religious equality to members of other faiths. That is a brief review of some, but certainly not all, apartheid practices in the Middle East.




Now let’s turn to Israel. The secular Jewish state of Israel recognizes fully the rights of Christians and Muslims and prohibits any discrimination based on religion (except against Conservative and Reform Jews, but that’s another story!). Muslim and Christian citizens of Israel (of which there are over a million) have the right to vote and have elected members of the Knesset, some of whom even oppose Israel’s right to exist. There is an Arab member of the Supreme Court, an Arab member of the Cabinet and numerous Israeli Arabs in important positions in businesses, universities and the cultural life of the nation.



A couple of years ago I attended a concert at the Jerusalem YMCA at which Daniel Barrenboim conducted a mixed orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians. There was a mixed audience of Israelis and Palestinians, and the man sitting next to me was an Israeli Arab – the culture minister of the State of Israel. Can anyone imagine that kind of concert having taking place in apartheid South Africa, or in apartheid Saudi Arabia?



There is complete freedom of dissent in Israel and it is practiced vigorously by Muslims, Christians and Jews alike. And Israel is a vibrant democracy.



What is true of Israel proper, including Israeli Arab areas, is not true of the occupied territories. Israel ended its occupation of the Gaza Strip several years ago, only to be attacked by Hamas rockets. Israel maintains its occupation of the West Bank only because the Palestinians walked away from a generous offer of statehood on 97 percent of the West Bank, with its capital in Jerusalem and with a $35 billion compensation package for refugees. Had it accepted that offer by President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Ehud Barak, there would now be a Palestinian state in the West Bank. There would be no separation barrier. There would be no roads restricted to Israeli citizens (Jews, Arabs and Christians). And there would be no civilian settlements.



I have long opposed civilian settlements in the West Bank, as many, perhaps most, Israelis do. But to call an occupation, which continues because of the refusal of the Palestinians to accept the two-state solution, “apartheid”, is to misuse that word. As those of us who fought in the actual struggle of apartheid well understand, there is no comparison between what happened in South Africa and what is now taking place on the West Bank. As Congressman John Conyors, who helped found the congressional Black caucus, well put it: “[Applying the word 'apartheid' to Israel] does not serve the cause of peace, and the use of it against the Jewish people in particular, who have been victims of the worst kind of discrimination, discrimination resulting in death, is offensive and wrong.”



The current “Israel Apartheid Week” on universities around the world, by focusing only on the imperfections of the Middle East’s sole democracy, is carefully designed to cover up far more serious problems of real apartheid in Arab and Muslim nations. The question is why do so many students identify with regimes that denigrate women, gays, non-Muslims, dissenters, environmentalists and human rights advocates, while demonizing a democratic regime that grants equal rights to women (the chief justice and speaker of the Parliament of Israel are women), gays (there are openly gay generals in the Israeli Army), non-Jews (Muslims and Christians serve in high positions in Israel) and dissenters, (virtually all Israelis dissent about something).



Israel has the best environmental record in the Middle East, it exports more life saving medical technology than any country in the region and it has sacrificed more for peace than any country in the Middle East. Yet on many college campuses democratic, egalitarian Israel is a pariah, while sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, terrorist Hamas is a champion. There is something very wrong with this picture.

http://cgis.jpost.com/Blogs/dershowitz/entry/let_s_have_a_real



“Palestine” – [REAL] Apartheid

Beware Palestinian apartheid

Op-ed: Palestinian leader Abbas seeks to adopt racist policy based on ethnic cleansing of Jews

Jonathan Dahoah Halevi Published: 08.04.10, 00:03 / Israel

The Palestinian Authority is under heavy international pressure, mostly American, aimed at facilitating the transition from proximity talks to direct negotiations with Israel.

The written message recently sent by President Obama to Palestinian Chairman Mahmud Abbas indicated that the American administration is not content, to say the least, with the Palestinian foot-dragging in the peace process, or with what is perceived to be a lack of appreciation for American pressure on Israel (which led PM Netanyahu to accept the two-state solution and to temporarily freeze settlement activity in the West Bank and Jerusalem.)

However, there is no obvious fundamental change in the Palestinian stance. The PA hesitates and refrains from explicit commitment to direct negotiations without any pre-conditions. Instead, it tries to weather the American demands by raising a new proposal to convene a three-way meeting of Palestine, Israel, and America to discuss the agenda of the negotiations, its legitimacy, and the settlement cessation.

While briefing the Egyptian media in Cairo, Abbas divulged last week his version of the failure of the peace talks with former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert and his positions regarding the political settlement of the conflict. Abbas noted that he almost reached an agreement with Olmert, but the negotiations failed at the final stretch because of disagreement on the discussed land swap.

Olmert proposed 6.5% but Abbas accepted to no more than 1.9%. Abbas said that he demanded to divide Jerusalem, with the city’s eastern section handed over to the Palestinians and the western part remaining in Israeli hands, and insisted that the refugee problem must be settled in accordance with an Arab peace initiative from March 2002, and UN resolution 194. He also stressed that he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

“I’m willing to agree to a third party that would supervise the agreement, such as NATO forces, but I would not agree to having Jews among the NATO forces, or that there will live among us even a single Israeli on Palestinian land,” he was quoted by Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency.

A state without Jews

The Palestinians intend to demand the implementation of the UN resolution regarding refugees, from a Palestinian perspective, which gives the 5.5 million refugees and their descendants the right of return and to settle in the State of Israel. In his briefing to the Egyptian media, Abbas presented this strategy and denied the Jewish character of Israel. He maintains that Israel should, in fact, become a bi-national state, but on the other hand that Palestine must become a state “clean” of Jews.

The term “Israeli” used by Abbas means “Jew,” as the PA sees Israeli Arabs, Muslims and Christians alike as an integral part of the Palestinian people. The future State of Palestine, according Abbas, must resist any Jewish presence in its territory. In other words, the PA embraces a racist policy – Palestinian apartheid – directed at Jews, based on denial of Jewish history and the cultural and religious linkage of the Jewish people to the land.

The anti-Semitism embodied in Abbas’ words refers also to his position towards the NATO observers’ force that may be deployed in the West Bank to monitor the implementation of the peace agreement with Israel. He is opposed to Jews being included in this force; meaning, he will ask Germany and all other partner countries in NATO to use their own forces in the West Bank, in an effort to the exclude any Jewish soldiers.

He didn’t explain how these countries would determine who is a Jew, whether according to orthodox Jewish laws or just if one of the parents or grandparents was a Jew. But even Saudi Arabia didn’t dare oppose the deployment of American Jewish soldiers on its land during operation Desert Storm (1990-1), and no one in Israel ever demanded to disqualify Muslim soldiers from serving in the international observers’ forces in Lebanon, the Golan Heights and Sinai.

The racist language used by Abbas is particularly despicable as it doubts the loyalty of the Jews to their country. It is for this reason that his comments call for a firm Israeli and European response.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3929819,00.html

Gandhi’s recent criticism of Israel is peculiar. He is quite blind to the stark Judenrein apartheid in the autonomous Palestine Authority areas that stare him in the face. So he does not point a finger at Judenrein, apartheid in Jordan for example. Nor to the Judenrein regimes of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Kuwait, Qatar and others.

Many had viable Jewish communities until 1948 when they were forced to flee for their lives. Some 700,000 made their way to the Jewish State. In the process these states achieved their Judenrein objective – and also stole their property and possessions.
http://israeldefender.com/?paged=10

The Gramsci Factor: 59 Socialists in Congress – Page 74
 Chuck Morse – 2002 – 172 pages
Much of the indignation he would’ve faced would’ve no doubt emanated from quarters supporting the racist and apartheid idea of expelling 200000 Jews from the disputed territories leaving the area Judenrein.
http://books.google.com/books?id=OvV69F3yLukC&pg=PA74


The Israel Test – Page 10
 George Gilder – 2009 – 296 pages
But creating no such problem of apartheid worth mentioning by such gentlemen are the vast Judenrein realms of Arabia accomplished by evicting up to some 800 thousand Jews from their midst immediately following Israel’s War of … Equating democracy not with the rule of law but with the claims of racist self-determination, these writers …
http://books.google.com/books?id=rmpxeGzuX64C&pg=PA10

The changing global order: world leaders reflect – Page 282 – Nathan Gardels – Wiley-Blackwell, 1997 – 298 pages

I have to say that this conception that we have to make the heart of the Jewish homeland a Judenrein of some kind is inimical to peace. I am completely baffled that the world still somehow sees an “apartheid peace” as a prescription for harmony between Israelis and Palestinians. If I had told vou that we have to eliminate the Palestinian..

http://books.google.com/books?id=Sne8eZe8evQC&pg=PA282


The big lie: on terror, antisemitism, and identity – Page 191 -
David Solway – LMB Editions, 2007 – 320 pages
… it may well be that majority public opinion will continue to victual terrorism for some time to come. We must also bear in mind that Palestinians living in Israel will naturally keep their Israeli citizenship, but the new Palestine would be effectively judenrein, or Jew-free (another reason why Palestine would not be a genuine democracy but a racist and apartheid state), that the terrorists will continue to threaten renewed violence if their maximal demands are not accepted, that Israel must agree to retreat to the untenable pre-1967 borders, that Hamas has refused to recognize Israel,..
http://books.google.com/books?id=DYXmAAAAIAAJ&q=judenrein

http://books.google.com/books?id=DYXmAAAAIAAJ&q=%22renewed+violence%22


PA: Death penalty for those who sell land … JPost – Middle East

Apr 1, 2009 – PA: Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews … of an existing fatwa [religious decree] than bans them from selling property to Jews. Sheikh…

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=137915


StandWithUs.com | ACTION ALERT—SECURITY PETITION May 8, 2009 … The PA supports racist policies. It demands the West Bank be judenrein and imposes the death penalty if Palestinians sell land to Jews. …
https://www.standwithus.com/security/?tab=1


SPME: SHMUEL TRIGANO: THE OPEN RACISM OF THE FUTURE STATE OF PALESTINE


By Shmuel Trigano, Paris University
Published in: Original Submission to SPME Faculty Forum October 28, 2010

During a meeting with the Egyptian press in Cairo at the beginning of August, Mahmud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, and the man on whom the United States and Europe have placed all of their hopes for peace, revealed what was at the back of his mind with regard to the Jews and the nature of the regime he plans to set up in the future State of Palestine. The official demands of the Palestinians for a settlement are known: Israel’s agreement in advance to withdraw to the borders of 1967, a freeze of construction in the territories including Jerusalem, the division of this city, including the Old City, which must become part of the Palestinian Authority, the solution of the problem of the “refugees” in conformance with Arab demands and Resolution 194 of the General Assembly of the U.N.).

When considering the possibility that a third force, such as NATO, could be given the responsibility of overseeing the implementation of the planned agreement, Mahmud Abbas imposed a condition: that there should not be a single Jewish soldier and any Israeli. “I am ready to accept a third party which supervises the implementation of the agreement, NATO forces for example, but I will not accept the presence of Jews in these forces or a [single] Israeli on the Land of Palestine.”

Is such a demand tainted with antisemitism? It should not come as a shock, if we remember that Mahmud Abbas defended his doctoral thesis which was based on Holocaust denial at a school for political indoctrination in the Soviet Union.

Some may see a polemical and ideological expression in the term “racist,” but Mahmud Abbas’ demand with regard to NATO leaves no doubt in this respect. What does it really mean when he demands that the European states, members of NATO, exclude their Jewish citizens from the ranks of their forces? Can one imagine such a situation and the juridical mechanisms that these states would have to activate in order to separate the Jews from their citizens? As it happens, Mahmud Abbas does not help them by defining the criteria of who is a Jew: religious law, ethnic origins, the father, the mother, the grandfather? It is all the more remarkable that Saudi Arabia, during the Gulf War in 1990-1992, permitted American Jewish soldiers to serve with the American forces on its territory, a land which, according to the Koran, is sacred and should not shelter any non-Moslem. In all of these cases, it is not a question of Israelis, but of Jews, and one knows that the Arabs, in their immense majority do not make a distinction. “Yahoud” [Jew], in this region, designates without hesitation “The Israeli.” What Abbas says about Jews, he says about Israelis, as we have seen, and he demands that the Europeans, so attentive to his wishes, that they accept his conditions.

The refusal to recognize Israel, the Jewish State

There is a perfect coherence between this demand toward the West and the refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish State, which on many occasions Abbas or Saeb Erekat, his “minister” of foreign affairs, have articulated. The two positions with regard to NATO and refusal to recognize the Jewish State, as such, share of the same anti-Semitism. The thinking behind this refusal, currently repeated as a leitmotiv, has not been sufficiently analyzed. We can immediately dismiss the most current explanation that a state does not have to recognize the “religion” of another State. This is a stalling tactic, which PLO used numerous times in the past, especially in the Palestinian Charter, as we shall see below. To be specific, “Jew” here means a “nation”, not a “religion”. It is with that intention that the UN Resolution (181, II), of November 1947, uses 23 the expression “Jewish State” twenty three times, when it advocates the creation of “two states in Palestine, a Jewish one and an Arab one” (see especially article 3).

In order to understand what this refusal means and why it is not motivated by nationalistic but racist intentions, we shall have to consider it in the context of collateral evidence.

If one examines its link to the demand for the return of the “refugees” of 1948, the picture is clear. Under the weight of five million refugees Israel would automatically become a country with an Arab and Islamic majority, a binational state where the Jews would be a minority, while Palestine would become uniquely Arab. Not one Jew, not even under the flag of NATO or the UN, would be able to be in Palestine, but five million Arabs would join the million Israeli Arabs already residing in the State of Israel and openly rebel against the notion of a Jewish (national) state.

The Palestinian Authority is building a racist regime based on the principle of establishing an apartheid between a Palestine untainted by Jewish blood and a mixed State of Israel where the Jews would become a minority. In its refusal to recognize a Jewish state, there is, in fact, more then a rejection and denial of Jewish history and identity. One may well understand that this improper and exorbitant demand serves a politically correct fig leaf for its fundamental refusal to recognize the State of Israel. On this point, the PLO abandoned its bluff of a “Secular and Democratic Palestine,” which it had promoted in the decade between 1980 and 1990, except that the Palestinians now demand that this formula be imposed on Israel, as they would like it to be, [1] while Palestine proper would be purely Arab.

State-sanctioned Racism and Segregation

Palestine proper would be, indeed, Arab and Islamic. That is written explicitly in the draft constitution of the planned state: “This constitution is based on the will of Palestinian-Arab people,” (Article 1), “the Palestinian people are a part of the Arab and Islamic nation,” (Article 2), “sovereignty belongs to the Palestinian Arab people,” (Article 10), “the legal character of the Arab-Palestinian people will be embodied by the state,” (Article 13). “Islam will be the official religion of the state,” (Article 6).

We can verify this last principle (the Islamic quality of the state) in the light of the use of rhetorical obfuscation (Article 6) to which the drafters of this constitution resort when they give the appearance of making space for non-Moslems: “Islam will be the official religion of the state. The monotheistic religions will be respected.”

Who are these odd “monotheists” and what about] the Hindus, the Confucians, the Behais, etc., forbidden to live in Palestine?) if not a politically correct version of the old dhimmi status imposed on non-Moslems by the Koranic law? In practice, this article would apply only to Christians, because there should be no more Jews in the State of Palestine. …

This strange “monotheistic” statute permits us to understand by deduction the Palestinian Authority’s vision of the state of Israel (that is to say of Jewish Israelis). In Palestine, the Jews theoretically would not be citizens, because they are neither “Arabs” (the key to Palestinian nationality according to articles 10 and 13), nor “Moslems,” (key to the Palestinian national law according to article 6). Although they would be “respected,” they would fall outside of national sovereignty, the exclusive privilege of the Arabs (Article 10), who could be Christians or Moslems, indeed, but with a restriction. Since the law would conform to Islamic law, Christian Arabs could only be second class citizens, subjected to the status which Koranic law imposes on them, a status which excludes them from the general law which applies to the Moslems, a status granted however as a privilege. As they are not subjected to the rules of (Islamic) national law with regard to their personal status, they will be permitted to act autonomously within the framework of their law and religious tribunals.

This was already the case before the colonial era, before Islam lost all power over non-Moslems, and this is indeed what the Palestinian constitution provides for in its Article 7: “the principles of Islamic Sharia are the first source of legislation. The legislative power will determine the law of personal status under the authority of the monotheistic religions in conformity with their religions, with due respect to the clauses of the constitution and the preservation of unity, of the stability and progress of the Palestinian [Moslem] people.”

The problem is twofold: Sharia will not only apply to them when their “personal” status is at stake (and this status is segregative: it included, in the pre-colonial era, political submission, submission in behavior and religion, payment of a head tax, the djizya, or a financial tax on the land from which they have been dispossessed, the kharadj, etc) but also in their quality as citizens. It will indeed govern the citizenry as the law of the state (art. 6). Non-Moslems will be subject to its rulings as citizens and not only as believers.

How does the “monotheistic” statute reveal the vision which the Palestinian Authority has with regard to what the State of Israel should be, and which it does not want to recognize as “Jewish”? Would it recognize the “monotheist” character of the Israelis but not the Jewish character of their state? Would not the term, “Jewish,” designate a “monotheist”?

It is the understanding of the status of the dhimmi which could help us to grasp this apparent contradiction which contains a nasty trick for those who do not understand the categories of Moslem culture. The status of the dhimmi, one must know, is not personal but applies to collectivities, to the “nations” (millet from the times of the Turks) politically subjected to Islamic power since the “Conquest.”

It is necessary to explain the theological basis of the collective condition of the dhimmi. According to the Koranic vision, there were different “umma” [peoples] in history, each one rising to the call of a prophet (Moses, Jesus, etc.), until the advent of the final “umma,” which rose to the call of Islam. The basis of an umma is thus a ‘religion.”

In this sense, the Palestinian leaders cannot recognize the right of a Jewish state (and in fact any state which would not be Islamic), which would entail the self-determination and sovereignty of a collectivity whose only possible status under Islam is that of dhimmi. This would be an affront to the Islamic umma. A Jewish state thus constitutes essentially a scandal. The two terms, “State,” and “Jewish” therefore constitute, as theological-political matter, an impossible alloy. The Jews cannot have a state. They are not a people of political standing, because there can only be The Umma. They [the Jews] can neither be free nor sovereign.

An unclear “nationalism”

This classical Islamic perspective was much more evident in the sixties and seventies when the PLO did not resort to double talk to such a sophisticated degree, even if it already made use of western concepts (religion and state) to express Islamic notions. What does one read indeed in the PLO Charter in its first version (1964)? “The Balfour Declaration, the Mandate for Palestine, and everything which derives from them are declared null and void. The claims of the Jews to historical and religious links with Palestine are incompatible the historical facts and the true conception of what a nation consists. Judaism, being a religion, does not constitute an independent nationality. For the same matter, the Jews do not constitute a unique nation with its own identity. They are citizens of the states to which they belong” (Article 20).

This is already a strange remark for a culture which confuses the political and the religious… It does not prevent the PLO, in the same text, from insisting on the exclusive Arab character of Palestine: “Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people. It is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people is a part of the Arab nation (Article 1.)” […] “Arab unity and the liberation of Palestine constitute two complementary goals” (article 13) “The people of Palestine play the role of the vanguard in the realization of this sacred objective.” Here, the term, Arab nation, really designates the Umma.

We discover in this remark the extent to which the strictly Palestinian “national” framework is recent (the second version of the charter was published in 1968). “The Palestinian people believe in Arab unity. In order for it to contribute to the realization of this objective, it is necessary however, at this stage of the struggle to safeguard the Palestinian identity and develop its consciousness of this identity,” (Article 12) because (Article 1): “Palestine is the home of the Arab Palestinian people. It is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people is an integral part of the Arab nation.” Actually, despite the “nationalistic” formulation of this clause, the term, Arab nation, defines other words the Islamic Umma. Palestine belongs to the Umma (which cannot renounce a part of Islamic land).

It is noteworthy that in their constitutional documents, the Moslem Brotherhood write the same thing about Jews/Israelis, although in a more extreme manner in the case of the Hamas. Let the reader judge. With regard to the dhimmis, the Hamas charter declares that “the Islamic Resistance Movement … is guided by Islamic tolerance when it deals with the faithful of other religions. It does not oppose them except when they are hostile. Under the banner of Islam, the faithful of the three religions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, can coexist peacefully. But this peace is not possible except under the banner of Islam.” With regard to the nature of the Palestinian country, the Hamas takes the view that: “The Movement of Islamic Resistance believes that Palestine is an Islamic Wakf [Religious patrimony] consecrated for [the future] generations of Moslems until the Last Judgment. Not a single parcel of this can be divested or abandoned to others […] (Article 11).

PLO Charter: an antecedent of this old-new racism

The Palestinian Charter of the PLO is more explicit with regard to the racist motives beneath such an apparent nationalistic statement and it finds expression with regard to all the Jews outside the state of Israel. It states in its Article 23, “The need of security and of peace, as well as that of justice and law, require of all the states that they consider Zionism as an illegitimate movement, that they declare its existence illegal, that they forbid its activities, so that the friendly relations between peoples can be preserved, and that the loyalty of citizens to their respective countries may be preserved.” What does this canned expression “loyalty of citizens toward their respective countries,” describe other than the Jews of the whole world (essentially of the Western countries), not Israelis, whom the Charter singles out for suspicion and the vindictiveness of their respective states, and implies that they are not faithful and could stand up for Israel against the interest of their respective states: that they are in fact Israelis, that is to say, more crudely, “The Jews.” They are depicted precisely with the classic traits of antisemitism: the Jewish conspiracy.


Article 22 of the Charter thus traces the borders in this “anti-Zionist” antisemitism: “Zionism is a political movement bound organically to an international imperialism and hostile to all action for the liberation and every progressive movement in the world. The Zionist by his nature is racist and fanatical, aggressive, expansionist, colonial in his objectives, and fascist in his methods. Israel is the instrument of the Zionist movement and the geographical base of world imperialism, strategically placed in the midst of the Arab homeland to combat the hopes for liberation, unity and progress of the Arab nation. Israel is a constant source of threats to the peace of the Middle East and in the whole world. Because the liberation of Palestine will destroy Zionism and the imperialist presence and will contribute to the establishment of the peace in the Middle East, the Palestinian people demands the aid of all the progressive forces [which are] oriented toward peace, and enjoins them, without distinguishing between their affiliation and creed, to offer their aid and support to the Palestinian people in its struggle for the liberation of its homeland.” Zionism” here is another word for the classical “Jewish Conspiracy.”

International and Israeli Passivity:

There has been no European or American reaction to condemn Abbas’ odious remarks in Egypt. Could it be that the world knows very well what to expect from the “moderate” Palestinians? But if this is the real reason for this astounding silence, why should one believe in the Palestinian desire for peace and the myth of Abbas’ moderation? No reaction of protest emanated from the European and American Jewish institutions, to disturb the summer’s torpor. No reaction was forthcoming from the Israeli government. Where are the idealistic souls of the European JStreet, JCall, to castigate this “moral mistake” and this openly bellicose declaration? This silence gives an idea of the indulgence of the public with regard to the Palestinian and Arab-Islamic demands and their lack of interest with regard to the impasse into which they want to throw Israel and the whole Jewish world.



[1] As post Zionists define it “A state of all its citizens”…

Shmuel Trigano is Professor at Paris University (Sociology of Politics), among his recent publications in English is, The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah. The Unthought in Political Modernity, SUNY Press, 2009.


http://spme.net/cgi-bin/articles.cgi?ID=7279

Non-Muslims will be dhimmis in Palestine
Mahmoud Abbas ‘s demand that no Jew should either live or serve in a future Palestinian state highlights the inherent racism in Palestinian nationalism towards non-Arabs and non-Muslims. The PLO charter – like the Hamas charter – is a classic throwback to sharia law, in which dhimmi minorities can only have religious, not political rights.
http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2010/11/non-muslims-will-be-dhimmis-in.html

AskIsrael.org | Quick Facts: Apartheid

Racism Definition: A system of legally and culturally enforced discrimination and/or persecution based on a person’s race or national or ethnic identity.
◦Enslavement of blacks: Sudan
◦Persecution and discrimination against native Berber tribes and their culture: Morocco and Libya.
Anti-Jewish persecution, discrimination, and/or incitement: Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, UAE, and the Gulf States.
In 1948, 850,000 Jews lived in Arab lands. Today only a few thousand remain because of persecution, discrimination, and expulsions.
◦Selling land to Jews was a capital offense in Jordan until 1995. It remains illegal in Jordan and in the Palestinian Authority.
◦Clerics and government-controlled schools and media continually demonize Jews, and recycle in print and film anti-Semitic forgeries such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

http://www.askisrael.org/facts/qpt.asp?fid=9

Death sentence to those who sell land to Jews

Freih Abu Middein, responsible for the Justice portfolio in the Palestinian Authority, said that the PA will impose the death sentence on any Palestinian involved in selling land to Jews or Israelis. The Palestinian Legislative Council voted last week to authorize the PA to strengthen security and judicial frameworks in order to crack down on such land sales. Arutz Sheva News Service Monday, May 5, 1997 / Nisan 28, 5757

The body of the Arab real estate agent Farid al-Bashiti, who was murdered last week by Arafat’s security forces, was examined today in the (Israeli) Pathological Institute in Abu Kabir. His family was refused permission to hold a funeral ceremony in a Jerusalem mosque, and the imam [the prayer leader] told them that he should be buried next to the murdered Arab who sold his Jerusalem apartment to Ariel Sharon some years ago. MK Chanan Porat (NRP) has joined his colleague MK Shaul Yahalom in asking the Attorney-General to open an investigation against top Arafat-advisor Dr. Ahmed Tibi. They claim that Tibi’s remarks against Palestinians who sell land to Jews – “They have sold their soul to the devil” – constitute incitement to murder. Al-Bashiti was murdered the same day that Tibi’s remarks were broadcast.

Arutz Sheva News Service Sunday, May 11, 1997

SECOND ARAB MURDERED FOR SELLING LAND TO JEWS Harbi Muslah Abu-Sara, of the Arab village Ein-Yabrud near Ofra, was found dead with gunshot wounds in his head this past Saturday in PLO-controlled Ramallah. Villagers say that he was suspected of selling real estate to Jews. Abu-Sara’s murder is the second killing of this sort since the announcement by Freih Abu-Medein, holder of the Justice Portfolio in the Palestinian Authority, that any Arab who sells land to a Jew will be executed. Yesterday, Farid al-Bashiti, a 70-year-old eastern Jerusalem real estate agent, was laid to rest after being brutally slain on suspicion of selling properties to Jews. According to Israeli officials, he was seen at Arafat’s Force 17 headquarters in Ramallah on Thursday night, May 8th. Five hours later, the hospital in Ramallah phoned his wife and told her to “come and pick up your husband’s body;” his skull was crushed, his hands were tied behind his back, and his mouth was sealed with plastic tape. His burial was delayed because of threats by Muslim elements who wished to prevent his body from being interred in Jerusalem.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed outrage at the murder of Bashiti. The Judea-Samaria Israel Police District spokesman said that the police would not investigate the murder, as the crime was perpetrated in an area under Palestinian jurisdiction. American congressmen, including U.S. House International Relations Committee Chairman Benjamin A. Gilman (R-NY) and Jim Saxton (R-NJ), have labeled the new PA policy “racist and anti-Semitic.”

http://www.afsi.org/MEDIA/newsLinks/shockers/9.htm

The big lie: on terror, antisemitism, and identity – David Solway [LMB Editions] 2007 – Page 191
the new Palestine would be effectively judenrein, or Jew-free, another reason why Palestine would not be a genuine democracy but a racist and apartheid state.
http://books.google.com/books?id=DYXmAAAAIAAJ&dq=judenrein

ZOA: Obama policy on eastern Jerusalem is ‘racist’
By Eric Fingerhut · July 22, 2009

The Zionist Organization of America is blasting President Obama for telling Israel to not build 20 apartments in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem, calling the policy “racist.”

“The ZOA is appalled that the Obama administration is backing Palestinian demands for preventing Jews from building in and moving to eastern Jerusalem,” said ZOA president Morton Klein in a statement. “We are also concerned at the blatant inconsistency of the Obama Administration’s approach. Last year, when campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama called for Jerusalem to remain the undivided capital of Israel. The next day, he retracted that statement, but then insisted that the issue of Jerusalem was one for final status talks between Israel and the PA. Now, however, he is not even adhering to that watered-down position: instead, he is weighing in on the matter on behalf of the racist Palestinian demand that Jews be barred from moving into eastern Jerusalem, a territory the PA claims for itself and wishes to see part of a judenrein Palestinian state.”

Klein said “racist” was the most appropriate way to describe the policy. “If you exclude people from moving into an area that Israel has annexed, and you’re only saying that because they’re Jews, don’t see any other term” to use, he told JTA.
http://blogs.jta.org/politics/article/2009/07/22/1006712/zoa-obama-policy-on-eastern-jerusalem-is-racist

US-Funded Racist Apartheid Government Will Execute Man Who Sold Land To Enemy Religion… Apr 29, 2009 … PA Court: Hang Arab for Selling Land to Jews
http://www.mererhetoric.com/2009/04/29/us-funded-racist-apartheid-government-will-execute-man-who-sold-land-to-enemy-religion/

 

Judenrein palestine …Therefore, instead of Israel being the ‘apartheid state’ in the region, it is the Arab world that is not only apartheid, but also racist and religiously exclusive
http://www.betar.co.uk/articles/betar1073431322.php

 

Creating a Palestinian Apartheid State? by Ariel Natan Pasko
22 December 2004
Why does the Palestinian “Peace Plan” call for the expulsion of so many Jews from their homes?
http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article4043.html

 

The Real Apartheid State

by David Bedein

 The “Palestine” envisaged by the UN is an apartheid state in the making. Israel Apartheid Week is the time to publicize that fact.

During Israel Apartheid Week, orchestrated on campuses around the globe, the time has come to go on the attack, and to put the shoe on the other foot.

In 1948, Apartheid laws institutionalized racial discrimination in South Africa & denied human rights to 25 million The time has come to go on the attack, and to put the shoe on the other foot.

Black citizens of South Africa.

In 1948, the Arab League of Nations applied the Apartheid model to Palestine, and declared that Jews must be denied rights as citizens of Israel, while declaring a total state of war to eradicate the new Jewish entity, a war that continues today.

In 1948, at the directive of the Arab League of Nations, Jordan devastated the vestiges of Jewish life from Judea and Samaria, and burned all schules in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. In 1948, member states of the Arab League of Nations began to strip the human rights of Jews and to expel entire Jewish communities who had resided in their midst for centuries

In the mid 1960′s, The Arab League of Nations spawned the PLO to organize local residents to continue the war to deny Jewish rights the right to live as free citizens in the land of Israel – well before Israel took over Judea, Samaria, and the Old City of Jerusalem in the defensive war waged by Israel in 1967.

And since its inception in 1994, the newly constituted Palestinian Authority, created by the PLO, has prepared the rudiments of a Palestinian State, modeled on the rules of Apartheid and institutionalized discrimination:

1. The right of Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendents to return to Arab villages lost in 1948 will be protected by the new Palestinian state.

2. While 20% of Israel’s citizens are Arabs, not one Jew will be allowed to live in a Palestinian State

3. Anyone who sells land to a Jew will be liable to the death penalty in the Palestinian State

4. Those who murder Jews are honored on all official Palestinian media outlets.

5. Palestinian Authority maps prepared for the Palestinian State depict all of Palestine under Palestinian rule

6. PA maps of Jerusalem for the Palestinian State once again delete the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem

7. Recent PA documents claim all of Jerusalem for the future Palestinian State.

8. The right of Jewish access to Jewish holy places is to be denied in the new Palestinian State.

9. The Draft Palestinian State Constitution denies juridical status to any religion except for Islam.

10. No system which protects human rights or civil liberties will exist in a Palestinian State

If that is not a formula for a totalitarian apartheid state of Palestine, then what is?
http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=3918&q=1

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/9335

Beware Palestinian Apartheid: Palestinian leader Abbas seeks to adopt racist policy based on ethnic cleansing of Jews Fri Aug 5 2010 ( 25 Av 5770)
http://www.israelbehindthenews.com/bin/content.cgi?ID=4094&q=1

 

Meanwhile Israel today is called ‘”apartheid” and “racist” but the PA and a future Palestinian state will not be? After all the Jews will have deserved everything they get for their 100+ year struggle to defend themselves and find a few thousand square kilometres of land where they can exercise self-determination in their ancestral homeland.

 

No one will cry for the Israeli Jews as their remnants make their way to America and Europe where they will face a growing Islamist threat and once again become a persecuted minority in the lands of their great grandparents or swell the former “Israel lobby” which will now be honestly called the “Jewish lobby”.
http://www.raymondcook.net/blog/index.php/2009/04/01/

 

HIT SQUADS UNLEASHED

 

[July 1997]

 

“Any Palestinian who sells land in violation of this law will be considered to have committed national treason and will receive the maximum punishment.

 

“Any foreigner who violates this law will be prosecuted on charges of harming the national interest and will receive a life sentence.

 

“Any past or future deals with the occupiers concerning properties in Palestine are considered null and void.” –

 

Excerpts from the Property Law for Foreigners, under consideration by the Palestinian Legislative Council, outlawing land sales to “the government of occupation, its civilian and military institutions and its individual citizens”.
“Imagine the world-wide denunciation had it been a warning of execution to Jews from Israel, for selling land to Palestinians. America and Europe erupt in justified fury.

 

…And so the spectre of semi-official deathsquads has come to the PA self-rule areas, conjuring up memories of apartheid South Africa, the former Yugoslavia–or indeed, of PLO-controlled Lebanon.

 

The campaign began on May 4, when Yasser Arafat’s “Justice Minister”, Freih Abu Meddein, announced the PA would start to enforce an old Jordanian law, which made the selling of land to Jews a capital offence. (Jordan rescinded the statute when it signed a 1994 peace treaty with Israel.)

 

Four days later, news broke that a prime property on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives–in a part of the city Palestinians want for the capital of a future independent state–had been sold to a Jewish businessman, and then donated to a Jewish religious seminary.

 

Ahmed Tibi, an Israeli Arab politician and Arafat aide, reacted to the sale during a radio interview by warning: “Whoever sells his house to Jews, has sold his soul to Satan and has done a despicable act.”

 

With the groundwork thus laid by the Arab leaders, and amid angry reactions to the law from Israelis and some US Congressmen–although not yet the State Department–the violence was set to begin.

 

Seventy-year-old Bashiti, an Israeli citizen who lived in eastern Jerusalem, was reportedly involved in the closing of the Mount of Olives land deal.

 

On May 8, he was lured to a meeting at a Jerusalem hotel by a woman who told him she had buyers for two houses in Ram’Allah he was trying to sell. From there it appears he was abducted.

 

That evening, he was seen at the Ram’Allah offices of Arafat’s personal security unit, Force 17.

 

Five hours later, in the words of an Israeli official, “the hospital in Ram’Allah telephoned his wife and told her she could come and pick up his body.”

 

He had been found dead, with his hands bound, his skull crushed, and his mouth sealed with plastic tape.

 

Pouring salt on the grief-stricken family’s wound, the PA-installed Islamic mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, refused to allow Bashiti a Muslim funeral: “Such a person is not a Muslim and according to our religion we shouldn’t pray over the body in a mosque. He should not be buried in a Muslim cemetery.”

 

The body of Abu Sarah, the second man suspected of selling land to Israelis, was found in Ram’Allah on May 16. He had been shot several times in the head.
http://christianactionforisrael.org/medigest/jul97/hitsquad.html

 

April 28, 2009
Who is the Apartheid state?
Palestinian gets death sentence for selling land to Jews
A Palestinian military court has sentenced a man to death by hanging for selling land to an Israeli company.
Land sales are considered treason by the Palestinians because of their long-running dispute with the Israelis, however the sentence is unlikely to be implemented.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas routinely withholds the required approval for executions. Several others are on death row as suspected informants for Israel.
The sentence was handed down Tuesday in a military court in the West Bank city of Hebron after two days of closed-door hearings.
http://www.viciousbabushka.com/2009/04/who-is-the-apartheid-state.html

 

Apr 1, 2009 23:24 | Updated Apr 2, 2009 14:09
PA: Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian Authority,  Jerusalem,  Salaam Fayad 
The Palestinian Authority has issued yet another warning to Palestinians against selling their homes or properties to Jews, saying those who violate the order would be accused of “high treason” – a charge that carries the death penalty.
The latest warning was issued on Wednesday by the Chief [Islamic] Judge of the Palestinian Authority, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi, who reminded the Palestinians of an existing fatwa [religious decree] than bans them from selling property to Jews.

 

Article: PA: Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews
51. Nothing in South African apartheid came close to this racism. Where is the UN Human Rights Commission? Rhetorical question. They probably wrote it.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPTalkback%2FCommonFrame&tbId=1238345346389&tbNum=51&type=Show

 

Title: What could [be] more apartheid than killing people for selling land?  
The Muslim countries (yes every single one of them) practise the aspects of apartheid that go beyond anything the South African government ever considered.
Death for selling land to a person based upon the buyers religion is one of the most racist acts.
And morons here defend this racism and then those same individuals attempt with pathetic comparisons and lies to claim that we somehow are the racists.
http://haaretz.com/hasen/objects/data/TalkBackResponse.jhtml

 

PA Court: Hang Arab for Selling Land to Jews
Arutz Sheva | April 29, 2009 |
A Palestinian Authority military court on Tuesday sentenced a Hevron Arab to death by hanging for the “crime” of selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported. The three-member judicial panel heard the case last week and handed down its verdict and conviction on Tuesday.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/131090

 

Arabs threatened against selling homes to Jews Apr 22, 2009 … Arabs are now the majority on the Jewish-owned land. U.S. protesting Jewish construction. The PA is not the only agency that is monitoring …
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=95853

 

In 1996, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mufti, Ikremah Sabri, issued a fatwa (religious decree), banning the sale of Arab and Muslim property to Jews. Anyone who violated the order was to be killed. At least seven land dealers were killed that year. Six years later, the head of the PA’s General Intelligence Service in the West Bank, General Tawfik Tirawi, admitted his men were responsible for the murders.

 

On May 5, 1997, Palestinian Authority Justice Minister Freih Abu Middein announced that the death penalty would be imposed on anyone convicted of ceding “one inch” to Israel. Later that month, two Arab land dealers were killed. PA officials denied any involvement in the killings. A year later, another Palestinian suspected of selling land to Jews was murdered. The PA has also arrested suspected land dealers for violating the Jordanian law (in force in the West Bank), which prohibits the sale of land to foreigners.

 

During the Palestinian War, few, if any Palestinians tried to sell land to Jews, but the prohibition remained in effect. Now that the war is over, the persecutions have begun again. In April 2006, Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was tortured and murdered because allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel’s capital city to Jews. Since the Mufti forbade Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery, al-Hawa was laid to rest in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths2/exclusives.html
 
Apr 13, 2006 21:02 | Updated Apr 14, 2006 0:27
Jericho man murdered over home sale
…Fatah gunmen claimed responsibility for the murder.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498851964&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 

Our World: Why is Muhammad Abu al-Hawa dead? | Jerusalem Post
Apr. 18, 2006
Eight young children were orphaned last Wednesday night because their father allegedly sold an apartment building in Israel’s capital city to Jews. …Muhammad Abu al-Hawa was buried in a makeshift cemetery on the road between Jerusalem where he lived, and Jericho where he was murdered. His body was buried there because the Palestinian Authority’s mufti in Jerusalem, Ikremah Sabri, has barred all Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1143498874080&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

 

Palestinian who allegedly sold land to Jews killed – Oct 7, 2004
The PA Mufti of Jerusalem issued a ‘fatwa’ (religious decree) several years ago prohibiting Palestinians from selling land to Jews, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1097136933331

 

Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’ – News Briefs …Arab MK: ‘Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews’. Reported: 15:30 PM – Jul/29/07. (IsraelNN.com) Israeli Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi …
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/130741

 

PA’s fallacious premises

 

Palestinian Authority demands based on egregiously false assumptions

 

Arlene Kushner Published:  04.20.09, 12:06

 

We here in Israel have been asleep at the wheel. In a rush of concessionary zeal after Oslo, we chose to refrain from making our own case. At first this decision, made at a governmental level, was intended to demonstrate our eagerness for peace. But after a time it was almost as if we had forgotten how to speak for ourselves with vigor and forthrightness.

 

Meanwhile, the Palestinians have waxed inordinately successful at promoting their positions – you’ll find no concessionary zeal on their part. And today the international community swallows those positions whole – without either setting them into historical context or doing a fair and reasonable analysis of precisely what it is that is being promoted as a “given.”

 

In fairness to the members of the international community, there has been scant reason for them to analyze the validity of Palestinian Authority premises as we haven’t been doing so ourselves. This situation must change, and that change must begin here at home with a forthright challenge to several Palestinian presumptions. The Netanyahu government, at long last, gives hope of being ready to do this. Among the many issues that require a public airing are these:

 

Mahmoud Abbas, PA president, and others speaking on behalf of the Palestinian position, regularly refer to the “June 4, 1967 border.” What Abbas et al have in mind is the line, commonly called the Green Line, behind which Israel operated before the Six Day War that began on June 5, 1967. Implied is that this line constitutes Israel’s “real” border, and that Israeli presence beyond this is automatically “illegitimate.” Thus, goes the PA argument, there can be no justice, no fairness that will lead to peace, unless Israel returns to her border.

 

Yet the simple, irrefutable, historical fact is that this line was not a border at all, but merely an armistice line. It was drawn when hostilities ceased at the end of the 1948-49 War of Independence — a war initiated, it should be noted, by the Arab League, which attacked the nascent state of Israel as soon as independ¬ence was declared.

 

Not only was it an armistice line, it was intended to be temporary. In the signed armistice agreement with Jordan (which was on the other side of that line) there was a clause stating that this line would not prejudice future negotiations on a permanent border. Thus the case cannot legitimately be made that the Green Line has any legal status in determining Israel’s “true” border. It does not. That border has yet to be determined. In negotiations.

 

Intolerable inequity of demands
Even more egregious is the claim made by the PA regarding the land on the other side of the line that it sees as defining Israel’s border. Its leaders maintain that it must be totally Judenrein. This is a position that is inherently morally offensive, and yet it is accepted wholesale by the world.

 

When the Palestinians declare with great self-righteousness that “settlements are an obstacle to peace,” what they are actually pushing for is the total removal of Jewish presence on the land they are seeking for their state.

 

It’s past time to ask why this is all right.

 

This demand is particularly ironic in light of Palestinian charges that Israel is an “apartheid” state. “Apartheid” is a buzz word, utilized spuriously to delegitimize Israel: anyone who has spent time in Israel and seen the freedom with which Arabs walk the streets and secure equal services knows full well that there is nothing remotely resembling apartheid here.

 

The situation grows even more ludicrous as the Palestinian leadership has just rejected the demand of Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu that the PA recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

 

On Saturday, Azzan al-Ahmed, a close Abbas associate and major Fatah official, declared that, “We reject Netanyahu’s demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. This demand illustrates the racist nature of Israel…”

 

If Israel – which permits its Arab citizens (citizens!) to elect representatives to the Knesset and provides them with full health care and other rights – is “racist” for insisting that the nation must be recognized as having a Jewish character, what, precisely does this make the PA – which seeks to totally drive out every Jew from the land it envisions to be part of a future state?

 

How long will this intolerable inequity of demands fail to be noted by those who are promoting that “two-state solution”?
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3703694,00.html

PLO official: Palestine should be free of Jews [YNet, Sep. 15, 2011]
PLO ambassador to US says ‘after 44 years of occupation, it would be in both peoples’ interest to be separated’ adding that Palestinians need separation to work on national identity. US diplomat subs remarks ‘despicable form of anti-Semitism’


Yitzhak Benhorin Latest Update:  09.15.11, 00:42 / Israel News 


WASHINGTON – The Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Ambassador to the US Maen Areikat said Wednesday that any future Palestinian state must be free of Jews. Speaking to reporters in the US he said, “After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated.”


Areikat made the statements after being asked about the rights of minorities in a future Palestinian state, USA Today reported. He declared that the PLO seeks a secular state, but that Palestinians need separation to work on their own national identity.


Later Wednesday, Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud al-Habash dismissed Areikat’s statements, saying that the Palestinian state is to welcome members of all faiths. He asserted that any media attempts to manipulate anti-Jewish statements are politically motivated.


He added that the Palestinian Authority and its ambassador to Washington have a clear stance on the matter.


Minister of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein also responded to Areikat’s remarks. “After an unending de-legitimization campaign and attempts to brand Israel an apartheid state, it appears it is the Palestinians who seek apartheid.


He said the statements are reminiscent of Nazi slogans. “His comments conjure up Judenrein motifs. I wonder if Areikat’s remark that both peoples must live separately means that one million Arab-Israelis are not part of his people.”


Areikat’s comments caused a stir among Jewish leaders. Elliott Abrams, a former US National Security Council official, said in response that according to such plans, Palestine will be the first to officially prohibit Jews or any other faith since Nazi Germany, which sought a country that was judenrein, or cleansed of Jews.


Abrams described the demand as “a despicable form of anti-Semitism” adding that a small Jewish presence in a future Palestinian state would not hurt the Palestinian identity.


The UN’s General Assembly is scheduled to address the Palestinian bid for recognition next week, with Israel, the US and several European states strongly opposing it. The Palestinians are slated to win an overwhelming majority at the Assembly as it is controlled by Arab and Muslim states.


Nevertheless, any such resolution would not have practical significance and in order to be accepted as a full member in the UN the PA will need Security Council endorsement.


Meanwhile, Jordan’s foreign minister said Wednesday his country supports a Palestinian drive for recognition at the UN but prefers negotiations toward creation of a Palestinian state.


Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh told reporters that Jordan supports the Palestinian campaign, but it should take into account the rights of Palestinian refugees, the fate of Jerusalem and the borders of a future Palestinian state.


He said the “best way” to attain statehood is through “direct negotiations.”


Last-ditch effort to prevent UN vote
Meanwhile, a high-level US team kicked off a new round of shuttle diplomacy on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to contain the diplomatic fallout from the Palestinian statehood push, but the odds of a breakthrough appeared slim as the Palestinians pledged to go ahead with mass rallies to draw world attention to their bid.


US diplomats Dennis Ross and David Hale arrived late Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. They were to travel to the West Bank on Thursday to talk with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. No breakthrough has thus been achieved.


In addition to the US efforts, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, and special international Mideast envoy Tony Blair have been meeting with the sides this week. US officials said Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in touch with both Ashton and Blair in recent days.


Barak urged Ashton to prevent the Palestinians from tabling a resolution proposal.


Ashton is proposing a three-part plan: Grating the Palestinians UN observer status similar to that of the Vatican, issuing a Quartet statement accounting both the Israeli and the Palestinian needs, and a UN chief pledge the put forward a recognition resolution in the future.


Germany is opposed to Ashton’s plan which has not won European consensus. The US, on its part, wants the plan to be presented to allow each side to voice its reservations.


Both Israel and the Palestinians oppose the plan.
AP, Attila Somfalvi and Elior Levy contributed to this report
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4122473,00.html


Palestinian ambassador reiterates call for a Jew-free Palestinian state

Published: 10:56 AM 09/13/2011 | Updated: 12:34 PM 09/13/2011

By Jamie Weinstein – The Daily Caller

During a breakfast briefing hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Tuesday, Palestinian Ambassador to the United States Maen Rashid Areikat reiterated his call to create a Jew-free Palestinian state.


“Well, I personally still believe that as a first step we need to be totally separated, and we can contemplate these issues in the future,” he said when asked by The Daily Caller if he could imagine a Jew being elected mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah in a future independent Palestinian state. “But after the experience of 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it will be in the best interests of the two peoples to be separated first.”


Last year, Areikat made a similar statement during an interview with Tablet magazine. Asked whether it would be neccessary to transfer and remove “every Jew” from a future Palestinian state, Areikat responded “absolutely.”


“I’m not saying to transfer every Jew, I’m saying transfer Jews who, after an agreement with Israel, fall under the jurisdiction of a Palestinian state,” he said then. “I think this is a very necessary step, before we can allow the two states to somehow develop their separate national identities, and then maybe open up the doors for all kinds of cultural, social, political, economic exchanges, that freedom of movement of both citizens of Israelis and Palestinians from one area to another. You know you have to think of the day after.”


Asked after the Tuesday breakfast to clarify if he was truly calling for a Jew-free state, Areikat said that perhaps one day in the future things will be different.


[...]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is planning on brining the issue of Palestinian statehood to the U.N. next week. President Obama has pledged to veto the effort if Abbas seeks full recognition from the U.N. Security Council. The Palestinians could also seek to elevate their status to a non-voting observer state through a vote of the U.N. General Assembly where the U.S. does not wield a veto.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/13/palestinian-ambassador-reiterates-call-for-a-jew-free-palestinian-state/


PLO ambassador confirms: Palestine would be Judenrein …

– September 15, 2011 – It would not just an “apartheid” state – it would be a state whose very basis would be the ethnic cleansing of every single Jewish man, woman and child…

http://europenews.dk/en/node/47324


Edelstein: PA Wants Apartheid – Middle East – News – Israel National News
By Gil Ronen

First Publish: 9/15/2011, 1:15 AM – Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein accused the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) of advocating apartheid, in comments he made Wednesday.


He was referring to statements made by Maen Areikat (or Erikat), the PLO’s ambassador to the United States, who met with reporters Tuesday in Washington D.C. and confirmed that Jews would not be allowed to live in the future state of Palestine.


“After endless campaigns of delegitimization against Israel, and attempts to brand it as an apartheid state, it turns out that the Palestinians are the ones interested in apartheid,” accused Edelstein.


“I wonder if Areikat’s statement that the two nations need to live separately means that one million Israeli Arabs are not of his people.”


The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack reported that Areikat claimed the state of “Palestine” would tolerate minorities. “Asked by the Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein if, following the establishment of a Palestinian state, ‘there would be no Jews in the West Bank or Gaza,’ Areikat answered in the affirmative. ‘We have to be separated, we have to work on our own national identities,’ he said.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147908


Lieberman Orders Embassies to ‘Protest PA Apartheid State’
FM Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies around the world to protest remarks by a PA official that ‘Palestine’ will be ‘Judenrein’
By David Lev
First Publish: 9/15/2011, 2:18 PM


Foreign Minister Lieberman (file)
Israel news photo: Flash 90Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies in Europe and the U.S. to file strong protests with the governments of their host countries against comments by the Palestinian Authority representative delegation’s United Nations observer, who said that the Arab state the PA plans to declare in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem will be “free of Jews.”


In response to a reporter’s question Tuesday, the PA official, Maen Areikat, said that “after a military occupation of 44 years, I think it would be best for the two nations to split.” He added that Jews would not be welcome to live in the PA state. The implication, said Lieberman, was that more than 350,000 Jews who live in areas the PA claims for its state would have to leave their homes.


The Palestine Liberation Organization, however — tasked with making the formal request to the United Nations for recognition of the PA as a new Arab country, and accepting the entity into its ranks as a full member — has announced that the new state would “welcome all faiths.”


Lieberman said Thursday that Areikat’s comments were similar to other statements made directly by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who has spoken of the need to deport all Jews from PA controlled areas. Both Areikat’s and Abbas’ statements, said Lieberman, prove that the PA plans to make its state “Judenrein,” borrowing a term describing the Nazis’ policy of destroying Jews and murdering them. “The nations of the world should take these comments into account when deciding how to vote on the PA’s demand to set up a state,” Lieberman said.


In June, Abbas himself made a similar statement. Telling reporters that he would under no conditions recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Abbas said that he would agree to an international force to ensure enforcement of a peace agreement between Israel and the PA state to prevent terrorism. But, he said, “I will not agree to allowing Jews to participate in this force, and I will not agree to allow even one Israeli to live among us on Palestinian land.”


Earlier, Yuli Edelstein, in charge of the government’s public information efforts, said that “after endless attempts by the PA to delegitimize Israel and attempts to brand us as an apartheid state, it turns out that the Palestinians are the ones who are interested in apartheid.”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147927


Judenrein Palestine
3:11 PM, Sep 14, 2011 – By DANIEL HALPER


USA Today reports: 

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that any future Palestinian state it seeks with help from the United Nations and the United States should be free of Jews.

“After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated,” Maen Areikat, the PLO ambassador, said during a meeting with reporters sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor. He was responding to a question about the rights of minorities in a Palestine of the future.


Such a state would be the first to officially prohibit Jews or any other faith since Nazi Germany, which sought a country that was judenrein, or cleansed of Jews, said Elliott Abrams, a former U.S. National Security Council official.


I was at this breakfast, and as the so-called ambassador was leaving and getting into his Cadillac, I asked whether he was endorsing an apartheid state. 


TWS: Are you endorsing apartheid?


Areikat: Apartheid?


TWS: Yeah, like separation?


Areikat: No! Absolutely not. I mean, what I talked about separation in a way that you have your own sovereign independent state. What, is the United States an apartheid state because it is separated from Mexico and Canada? 

So there you have it: The so-called ambassador from the PLO does not think the Jews and Palestinians should live in the same state–but it absolutely isn’t apartheid!
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/judenrein-palestine_593537.html


Lieberman Orders Embassies to ‘Protest PA Apartheid State’
FM Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies around the world to protest remarks by a PA official that ‘Palestine’ will be ‘Judenrein’

By David Lev

First Publish: 9/15/2011, 2:18 PM


Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has instructed Israeli embassies in Europe and the U.S. to file strong protests with the governments of their host countries against comments by the Palestinian Authority representative delegation’s United Nations observer, who said that the Arab state the PA plans to declare in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem will be “free of Jews.”
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147927


Palestinians: No Jews in our state
Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Ryan Jones
The Palestinine Liberation Organization (PLO) ambassador to the US, Maen Areikat, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday that the Palestinian state his regime is trying to gain recognition for at the UN next week should be free of Jews.


“I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated,” said Areikat. Of course, any talk by Israeli politicians of removing Arabs from the Jewish state is immediately branded as racism and aggressively dismissed by the international community.


Israeli and Jewish leaders were incensed by the Palestinian official’s remarks.


“It is advisable for the world’s nations to take these statements into account when discussing the Palestinian request to establish an independent state,” said Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who filed official statements of protest with the US and European powers.


Turning the tables on those who want to make Israel synomymous with history’s most racist regimes, Minister of Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein noted:


“After an unending de-legitimization campaign and attempts to brand Israel an apartheid state, it appears it is the Palestinians who seek apartheid. …[Areikat's] comments conjure up Judenrein motifs.”


Judenrein was the term used by the Nazis to describe the goal of their campaign to cleanse Germany and Europe of Jews.


Speaking of the Nazis, former US National Security Council official said that it appears the planned Palestinian state will be the first nation since World War II-era Germany where Jews are forbidden to live by law.


The UN General Assembly is scheduled to start deliberating on recognizing a Palestinian Arab state on September 21. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will address the assembly on September 23, the last day of the first session of deliberations.


That same day, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki has said he will officially submit to the UN Security Council a request for full UN membership status for “Palestine.” The US has already said it will veto such a motion, but the General Assembly may hold its own vote which, though not legally binding, is almost certain to approve the Palestinian statehood bid.


And just in case anyone was considering that recognition of a Palestinian state by the UN would end the conflict and lead to peace, the Palestinians themselves have revealed otherwise.


Even if the UN votes in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state and accepting it as a UN member state, the Palestine Liberation Organization will not disband, and will still be seen as the offical representative of the Palestinian Arabs.


Why, one might ask, would such a “liberation” organization need to continue its work if the ostensible goal of statehood has been achieved? Because, as the Palestinians have said all along – starting with Yasser Arafat and continuing with the democratically-elected Hamas government – the true end goal is not a Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel, but rather a Palestinian state replacing Israel.
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/News/tabid/178/nid/22948/language/en-US/Default.aspx


The ‘judenrein’ state of Palestine | Jerusalem Post – Blogs
Sep. 14, 2011 – The Warped MirrorThursday Sep 15, 2011
The ‘judenrein’ state of Palestine

Thanks to the PLO ambassador in the US, every UN member that votes next week in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state will cast this vote knowing full well that this is a vote for a state that intends to be ‘judenrein.’

No doubt there will be a lot of well-meaning (?) people claiming that somehow, the PLO ambassador was misunderstood, misquoted, mistranslated, mis-you-name-it. The problem is that the ambassador has now merely repeated what he already stated very clearly a year ago in an interview with Tablet Magazine. In this interview, Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat was asked:

“When you imagine a future Palestinian state, do you imagine it being a place where Jews, if they wish to become Palestinian citizens, could own property, vote in elections, and practice their religion freely?”
Areikat responded by saying that, with the exception of the late PLO official Faisal Husseini, “no Palestinian leader has publicly supported the notion that they [Israelis] can stay [in a Palestinian state]”.

The interviewer then asked: “So, you think it would be necessary to first transfer and remove every Jew – “ and Areikat responded: “Absolutely. No, I’m not saying to transfer every Jew, I’m saying transfer Jews who, after an agreement with Israel, fall under the jurisdiction of a Palestinian state.”

Again, the interviewer asked: “Any Jew who is inside the borders of Palestine will have to leave?” Areikat once again confirmed: “Absolutely. I think this is a very necessary step, before we can allow the two states to somehow develop their separate national identities, and then maybe open up the doors for all kinds of cultural, social, political, economic exchanges, that freedom of movement of both citizens of Israelis and Palestinians from one area to another. You know you have to think of the day after.”

It is noteworthy that a year ago, Areikat justified the Palestinian ethnic cleansing plans by the supposed need of the “two states to somehow develop their separate national identities.” Now he reportedly phrased it differently, declaring that: “After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated.”

That is the same Maen Rashid Areikat who explained at length in the Tablet Magazine interview that the Palestinians couldn’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state because that would jeopardize the “right of return” of “6.5 million registered [Palestinian] refugees” and would undermine the rights of the roughly “20 percent non-Jews who are living in Israel, who are mostly Palestinians, and who are part of the Palestinian people.”
So when Areikat now claims that “it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated,” he clearly means that this “separation” should take place only in the Palestinian state; in the Jewish state, by contrast, the Palestinians who are already citizens and the many millions who claim a “right of return” should be given what they demand.
[...]
Not to worry, Mr. Abunimah: thanks to the efforts of people like you, we live in a world where it’s always OK to spuriously accuse the Jews of ethnic cleansing, while Muslim Arabs actually engaging in the ethnic cleansing of Jews and other minorities are widely viewed with sympathy and understanding for their “legitimate grievances.”
http://blogs.jpost.com/content/‘judenrein’-state-palestine

Apartheid anyone? | The Jewish Chronicle
Sep. 14, 2011 – Areikat said the PLO seeks a secular state, but that Palestinians …So while Israel is portrayed as an “apartheid state” despite its 20% Arab minority which enjoys equal rights under Israeli law, the Palestinians want to create a Jew-free exclusivist state. Now imagine the outrage if Israel suggested that it wanted to be free of all non-Jews.
http://217.18.90.33/blogs/advis3r/apartheid-anyone

San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » Any future Palestine must …
- [Sep. 14, 2011] – Areikat made the statements after being asked about the rights of … an apartheid state, it appears it is the Palestinians who seek apartheid.
http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=157874


A State Free of Jews—Why Does This Sound Familiar? « The Enterprise Blog
By Lazar Berman

September 15, 2011, 9:27 am
In the hullabaloo around Palestinian efforts to gain UN recognition as a state, there is almost no discussion about what kind of country Palestine will be.

A country free of Jews, if the Palestinians have their way.

In a meeting with reporters, PLO Ambassador to the United States Maen Areikat said, in response to a question about the rights of minorities in a future Palestine, “After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated.”

Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Egypt–to name a few–have almost entirely cleansed themselves of their ancient Jewish communities. It seems a Palestinian state would be no different than its neighbors–dangerous for non-Muslim, non-Arab minorities, vulnerable to violent Islamist groups, and susceptible to the influence of America’s adversaries.

Then again, perhaps this should not surprise us. After all, Palestinian Authority TV has long called Jews “apes and pigs” and broadcast official PA sermons with messages like, “The Jews … are the enemies of Allah and His messenger, the enemies of humanity in general, and of the Palestinians in particular.”

And these are the moderates.

This is not to say that the Palestinians should not have their own state when they meet the minimum standards of responsible behavior as a polity. But the United States and European nations must make it clear that if Palestinians are serious about building Palestine and not about destroying Israel, the only path is through negotiation and reconciliation, not using a state as a means of perpetuating violent attacks and anti-Semitism against their Jewish neighbors.

http://blog.american.com/2011/09/a-state-free-of-jewswhy-does-this-sound-familiar/comment-page-1/


CAMERA Snapshots: Apartheid Palestine – Not in Washington Post or New York Times
Sep. 14, 2011 – The Palestine Liberation Organization’s representative to Washington, Maen Areikat, told American reporters that a future West Bank and Gaza …
http://blog.camera.org/archives/2011/09/apartheid_palestine_not_in_was.html

The United Nations Should Not Recognize an Apartheid, Judenrein, Islamic Palestine :: Hudson New York

by Alan M. Dershowitz

September 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

The United Nations is being asked to grant the Palestinians the status of a "state," for at least some purposes. The question arises what kind of a state will it be? In an effort to attract Western support, the Palestinian Authority claims that it will become another "secular democratic state." Hamas, which won the last parliamentary election, disagrees. It wants Palestine to be a Muslim state governed by Sharia Law.

We know what the Palestinian leadership is saying to the West. Now let's look at what its saying to its own people, who will, after all, be the ultimate decision makers if Palestine is indeed a democracy.

The draft constitution for the new state of Palestine declares that "Islam is the official religion in Palestine." It also states that Sharia Law will be "the major source of legislation." It is ironic that the same Palestinian leadership which supports these concepts for Palestine refuses to acknowledge that Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people. Israel, in contrast to the proposed Palestinian state, does not have an official state religion. Although it is a Jewish state, that description is not a religious one but rather a national one. It accords equal rights to Islam, Christianity and all other religions, as well as to atheists and agnostics. Indeed, a very high proportion of Israelis describe themselves as secular.

The new Palestinian state would prohibit any Jews from being citizens, from owning land or from even living in the Muslim state of Palestine. The Ambassador of the PLO to the United States was asked during an interview whether "any Jew who is inside the borders of Palestine will have to leave?" His answer: "Absolutely!" After much criticism, the Ambassador tried to spin his statement, saying that it applied only to Jews "who are amid the occupation." Whatever that means, one thing is clear: large numbers of Jews will not be welcome to remain in Islamic Palestine as equal citizens. In contrast, Israel has more than 1 million Arab citizens, most of whom are Muslims. They are equal under the law, except that they need not serve in the Israeli army.

The new Palestine will have the very "law of return" that it demands that Israel should give up. All Palestinians, no matter where they live and regardless of whether they have ever set foot in Palestine, will be welcome to the new state, while a Jew whose family has lived in Hebron for thousands of years will be excluded.

To summarize, the new Palestinian state will be a genuine apartheid state. It will practice religious and ethnic discrimination, it will have one official religion and it will base its laws on the precepts of one religion. Imagine what the status of gays will be under Sharia law!

Palestinian leadership accuses Israel of having roads that are limited only to Jews. This is entirely false: a small number of roads on the West Bank are restricted to Israelis, but they are equally open to Israeli Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. The entire state of Palestine will have a "no Jews allowed" sign on it.

It is noteworthy that the very people who complain most loudly about Israel's law of return and about its character as the nation state of the Jewish people, are silent when it comes to the new Palestinian state. Is it that these people expect more of Jews than they do of Muslims? If so, is that not a form of racism?

What would the borders of a Palestinian state look like if the Palestinians got their way without the need to negotiate with Israel? The Palestinians would get, as a starting point, all of the land previously occupied by Jordan prior to the 1967 War, in which Jordan attacked Israel. This return to the status quo that led to the 6 Day War is inconsistent with the intention of Security Council Resolution 242, which contemplated some territorial changes.

The new boundaries of this Palestinian state would include Judaism's holiest place, the Western Wall. It would also include the access roads to Hebrew University, which Jordan used to close down this great institution of learning founded by the Jews nearly 100 years ago. The new Palestinian state would also incorporate the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, in which Jews have lived for 3000 years, except for those periods of time during which they were expelled by force.

It is contemplated, of course, that Israel would regain these areas as part of a land swap with the Palestinians. But there is no certainty that the Palestinians would agree to a reasonable land swap. Palestinian leaders have already said that they would hold these important and sacred sites hostage to unreasonable demands. For example, the Western Wall covers only a few acres, but the Palestinian leadership has indicated that these acres are among the most valuable in the world, and in order for Israel to regain them, they would have to surrender thousands of acres. The same might be true of the access road to Hebrew University and the Jewish Quarter.

When Jordan controlled these areas, the Jordanian government made them Judenrein—Jews could not pray at the Western Wall, visit the Jewish Quarter, or have access to Hebrew University. There is no reason to believe that a Palestinian state would treat Jews any differently if they were to maintain control over these areas.

An Apartheid, Islamic, Judenrein Palestine on the 1967 borders is a prescription for disaster. That is why a reasonable Palestinian state must be the outcome of negotiations with Israel, and not the result of a thoughtless vote by the United Nations.

The Palestinians and Israeli leaders are now in New York. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to sit down and negotiate, with no preconditions, a realistic peace based on a two-state solution. President Abbas should accept that offer, which will actually get the Palestinians a viable state rather than a cheap paper victory that will raise expectations but lower the prospects for real peace.
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