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The United Nations Should Not Recognize an Apartheid, Judenrein, Islamic Palestine

September 22, 2011

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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Push for Palestinian state at UN must be rejected: It will hurt Arabs and Jews alike
New York Daily News – Alan Dershowitz – Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 4:00 AM

An apartheid, Islamic, Judenrein Palestine based on the 1967 borders is a prescription for disaster. That is why a reasonable Palestinian state must be the …

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Inernational: From Israel to New York – Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led …‎ Israel News Agency

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

New York — September 20, 2011 …. Thousands of Jewish and Christian protesters are taking to the streets in Jerusalem and in New York to protest a UN vote on the creation of a Hamas led Palestine…

The issue is not a vote at the UN. The issue is that of an all out PR campaign of incitement and violence coordinated by Iran, Syria, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah which will transcend into a regional war in the Middle East.

The Israel Defense Forces are preparing for mass riots as the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command prepares bomb shelters for it’s citizens.

Mark Regev, spokesman for the Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, criticized the Palestinian effort last Friday, calling it a violation of the Oslo Accords, the 1993 agreement between Israel and the PLO.

“The Palestinians made a commitment to Israel and the world, to resolve all outstanding issues through negotiations. The Palestinians are violating their signed commitments.”

Regev also threatened the PA, saying that if they proceed with their UN action either with the General Assembly or the Security Council, “Israel will reserve the right to respond in kind”. Several Israel lawmakers have suggested responding by annulling the accords or by annexing all or part of the entire West Bank. The West Bank, which never belonged to any entity known as Palestine, belonged to Jordan before the 1967 war.

While many protest a UN vote for a Palestine that has openly stated that it would not allow Jews inside their country, a state of Apartheid, Americans are also out in the streets protesting the arrival of Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The New York based advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran, is protesting outside the Warwick Hotel in Manhattan where Ahmadinejad is staying.

“Ahmadinejad is the leader of a criminal regime allied with al-Qaeda and other terrorists, and guilty of atrocious human rights violations,” the group said in a statement. “Would the Warwick be willing to accommodate Osama bin Laden’s successor Ayman al-Zawahiri were he to visit Manhattan?”

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Racist Arabs’ “apartheid” slur crime

March 16, 2011

Arab Islamic Apartheid’s Racism of propagating the “apartheid” and “racism” slur against multi-racial truly democratic – equality Israel

Arab Islamic Apartheid’s Racism of propagating the “apartheid” and “racism” slur against multi-racial truly democratic – equality Israel


Introduction

Arab nations attempted to eliminate Israel since the beginning of its re-establishment,[1][2][3][4][5][6] planning complete genocide.
(Including calls by political and religious leaders like, Mufti Haj amin al-Husseini: ‘Kill the Jews wherever you find them, this pleases Allah…’[7][8] ‘I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all.’[9][10][11] Nasser and other Arab leaders: ‘throw the Jews into the sea,’[12][13][14][15] Syria’s Assad: ‘It is time to embark on a war of annihilation.’[16] Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader al-Qaradawi,[17][18] and Hamas: ‘kill them, down to the very last one,’[19][20] Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi: “by Allah we will not leave one Jew alive in Palestine.”[21] Iran’s Imam M. Rabbani (1994): ‘Israel must disappear from the face of the Earth.’[22] Iran’s Ahmadinejad in 2005: ‘Wipe Israel off map… and Death to America!’[23][24] In 2007: ‘Israel, US will soon die.’[25] Speaker of PA Legislature (2007): “Kill Every Last Jew & American.”[26] Fatah/Palestinian Authority TV sermon (2010): ‘Fight The Jews & Kill Them — They Are Enemies Of Humanity & Allah.’[27] Palestinian Authority’s Yunis al Astal (2011): Jews ‘Gathered for Annihilation.’[28] Egyptian Cleric Hazem Shuman (2011): “These Jews… Getting Rid of Them Is a Must.”[29] PA’s principal religious leader, Mufti Muhammad Hussein (2012): “Islam’s goal is to kill Jews.”[30] As well as polls of Arab-Palestinians – as late as in 2010[31] and 2011[32][33] – showing majority support for destroying Israel).
Fortunately, they failed time and time again. Yet the demonization of Israel and the Jews never ceased. In fact, despite the racism epidemic in Arabia and religious bigotry in Islamia, the hypocritical Arab initiated vilification campaign of Israel, especially since the 1970s,[34] picked up steam in recent years accusing the very victim of its racism with this horrific crime.

Aided by naive or even by those few super-guilt-ridden radical-lefty-Jews,[35] who fail to see the reality of Israel’s dire situation under constant menace from Arabs, Muslims who seek to annihilate it. Using imagery of the powerful VS the powerless, [false as it is, as the Arab side, bent on wreaking havoc upon its population to prove its “victim hood” and draw sympathy, has been using is own civilians,[36][37] thus making the Arab attacker much more destructive than the Israeli side that always seeks to minimize Arab casualties, (like the IDF dropping “millions of flyers over areas it planned to invade,” and making “over a quarter of a million phone calls to private homes and mobile phones warning people to leave,”[38]) not to mention the fake fabricated images produced by Pallywood,[39][40]] the use of harsh terminology has been implemented, where self-defense measures are criminalized as “inhumane act[s] of apartheid.”[41] Though knowing full well the sincere Israeli concern for survival which prompts its security measures (anybody can be harassed in Israel, the understandable sensitive State has been investigating: Jews, Arabs alike. In fact, right-wing Jews are sometimes harassed more than Arabs.[42] Nor is it too hard to grasp its preferential protection for Jews escaping persecution “Law of Return”), yet, malicious and criminal Arab propagandists, realizing, since ‘racism’ and ‘apartheid’ rings a bell of total negativity, the destructive -which is all about demeaning Israel, never about sincere care for the Arab Palestinians- Arab propaganda machine adopted this hype language as a useful tool for its goal of bigoted de-legitimization of the Jewish state in its midst. It also inflates, exaggerates any slight ‘usual differences that exist in any Western democracy’ to be used as “proof” to “affirm” its pseudo claims.

This hype [regardless how deceptive it is, masking itself as merely “criticizing Israel” their bubble has been burst, time and time again, as it] has been used to harm Israelis and international Jews, in image and often physically. Those openly advocating for the annihilation of Jews wave it constantly and so-called “protesting Israeli apartheid” theatre has been linked with hatred, racist attacks and boosting up Anti-Semitism.

No matter how many non-Arabs the Arab propaganda misinformation [Pallywood] machine manages to recruit with or without money to this propaganda, the seeds of this smear campaign movement is Arab,[43] Arab initiated bigotry[44] that is. No other country on earth has been so scrutinized with half-truths, with exaggerated cases and with 100% complete distortions to be branded in such a vile image.

Conclusion, the “racism/apartheid” mantra is not only unfair, unjust, [correctly termed “The Apartheid Slur”[45]] malevolent and detrimental, but extremely dangerous as well. Another organized Arab-Islamic crime.

Some facts:

Contents

OASIS DEMOCRATIC ISRAEL IN THE M.E.

Israel’s still the only true democracy in the Middle East.[46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53] Even “apartheid- slur” promoter: Jimmy Carter (paid by the Arab lobby,[54], deemed to have been influenced by the vast sums of Arab money he has received,[55] has long deep ties with oppressive Arab regimes like Saudi Arabia,[56] had a Syrian committee and a Lebanese committee,[57] and his brother Billy registered as an agent for Libya in 1980,[58]) admitted:

“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.”[59]

ISRAEL: HIGH DEMOCRATIC VALUES DESPITE FACING GENOCIDE

While Israel always faced genocide [60][61] Or as M. Wallace has put it (1958) “the huge majority of the Arab people are interested in the extermination of Israel.” [62] It managed to upheld its democratic values despite being threatened like no country on earth… In defending itself against wars of aggression, unparalleled terror campaigns and continuous promises to annihilate it, Israel has a track record on the protection of rights that would compare favorably to the record of any democracy, much less democracies under threat.”[63]

Pluralism, diversity and respect for all groups in Israel

From ‘Say Yes To Peace’:

A Pluralistic Society
Israel formally recognizes 15 religions, including Islam, the Báha’í and Druze faiths, as well as Chaldaic and many other Christian denominations, and others. Each religious community freely exercises its faith, observes its own holy days and weekly day of rest, and administers its own internal affairs. Israel protects the holy sites 
of all religions.
Israel is the only Middle Eastern country where the Christian population is thriving instead of disappearing. Between 1948 and 1998, Israel’s Christians grew fourfold, from 34,000 
to 130,000.
The Báha’ís, a religious group persecuted in Muslim countries, built its world center in Haifa, Israel.
Israel’s non-Jewish minority forms about 20 percent of the population and is made up of Arab Muslims, Arab Christians, non-Arab Christians, Druze, Bedouins, Circassians, Asians and others. Eighty percent of Israelis are Jews of different ethnicities and races from Arab countries, Ethiopia, India, Russia, the former Soviet Union republics, Latin America, the U.S. and Europe. Refugees from Arab and Muslim Middle Eastern and North African countries and their descendants make up over half the Jewish popuation.

Israeli-Arabs
In 1948, almost all of the 160,000 Palestinian-Arabs who remained within Israel’s borders became citizens. Today, Israeli-Arab citizens have equal civil and human rights as all other Israeli citizens.
There are 1.3 million Israeli-Arabs now living in Israel, making up almost 20 percent of 
the population.
Hebrew and Arabic are Israel’s two official languages.
There are five official Israeli-Arab political parties.
Three Israeli-Arabs were elected to the first Knesset. Israeli-Arabs have held as many as 12 of the 120 seats in the Israeli Parliament at one time.
All Arab municipalities receive government funding for education and infrastructure.
Many Israeli-Arabs hold high-level positions, such as
– Salim Jurban, selected a permanent member of Israel’s Supreme Court (2004)
– Nawaf Massalha, deputy Foreign Minister
– Ali Yahya, Walid Mansour and Mohammed Masarwa, who held ambassadorships
– Major General Hussain Fares, commander of Israel’s border police
– Major General Yosef Mishlav, head of homeland security as Israel’s Home Front commander
– Israel has enacted affirmative action policies to help its minority citizens achieve full social and economic equality.[64]

From an article titled “Racism in the Islamic World”:

In truth, Israel is perhaps the most racially and ethnically diverse and tolerant country in the world. More than half of Israel’s Jewish population consists of people of color – blacks from Ethiopia and Yemen, as well as brown-skinned people from Morocco, Iran. Syria, Egypt and Israel itself. In addition, Israel’s population includes more than one million Arabs, who enjoy the same civil rights as Jewish Israelis. In Israel hate speech is banned, and it is against the law to discriminate based on race or religion.
In contrast, anti-Semitism—a poisonous form of racism directed specifically against the Jewish people—is rampant in most all Islamic societies. Not only is anti-Semitism commonplace in Muslim nations, but it is propagated shamelessly by their leaders, in state-sponsored media, and by Muslim clergy.[65][66][67]

PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ARABS, MUSLIMS

Preferential treatment for Arabs, Muslims in Israel, often as “first class citizens” is a routine. There was already a title printed in an American newspaper in 1968: Arabs Treated As First Class Citizens In Israel [68]
The wide range includes: Subsidized housing.[69] Land issues, especially favoring Arab’ rights in disputes with Jews.[70][71][72][73][74][75][76][77] In court (broader issues),[78][79][80][81] In Voting, parties’ participation in the election process.[82][83][84] In employment – affirmative action.[85][86][87][88][89] Quotas in academia.[90][91][92][93] In Media freedom.[94][95][96][97] Access to fields, restricting Jews during Arab Olive Harvest.[98] Access to holy sites.[99][100][101]

‘MADE’ IN ARABIA: “RACISM / APARTHEID” IDEA

Origins of the apartheid/racism slander:

1961: Genocidal pro-Nazi Arab leader: Ahmad Shukairy, ‘father’ of ‘Apartheid’ slander

[Also transcribed: Ahmad Shukairy, Ahmad Al-Shukairy, Ahmad al-Shukairi, Ahmad el-Shukairy, Ahmed Shukeiry, al-Shuqayri, Shukeiri, Shukeiry, Shuqeiri, Shuqairy]

The idea to slander Israel via a false analogy to “apartheid” of S. Africa, dates back to an October 1961 speech by Saudi Arabia’s representative Ahmad Shukairy during a strongly anti-Western chide. He went as far as to object to Israel’s right to try Nazi extermination chief of WW2: Adolf Eichmann.[102][103] Famous for the often hysterical violence of his political rhetoric.[104] A dagnerous agitator since, at least, the age of 19, when he was seized by authorities at the University and expelled from Leabanon.

[It was amidst a season of strong UN condemnation of South Africa, thus, the Arab icon came up with a tactic of defamation by fictitious comparison to S. Africa’s system. He constantly tried to poison the African delegates against Israel. It has been said that he never failed to refer to Israel’s UN representative Comay as a South African.[105] He reiterated his “idea” in his 1966 PLO book.]

1961 – That’s about 6 Years before the so-called “occupation” even came about, yet, it was picked up by Arab propaganda machine ever since, and has been “adjusted” to any situation between Israel and its Arab attackers. As this well ‘oil’ greased machine (Arab oil lobby, or the Arab world in general -for that matter- never advocated, nor cared for the Arab-Palestinians,[106] but has used them against Israel) went on, demagogue-like symbolism [like the security fence] have been used and included to be “updated” along the way, to make the criminal propaganda seem somehow “legitimate.”

As Shukairy opposed Israel’s trial of Eichmann, it’s Worth mentioning that at the trial (Session 50), Eichmann’s deputy Wisliceny gave eyewitness testimony on the cooperation between Eichmann and the Mufti. That the Mufti, indeed aided in the ‘final solution’ in exterminating Jews.[107][108][109][110][111] (This is not to suggest that the Nazis ‘needed’ cooperation in their evil plans.)

Profile:

  • Ahmad Shukairy (1908-1980) was born in Lebanon.[112]
  • His father, a sheik, was interned in a castle at the time by the Ottoman Empire authorities for stirring up the Arabs against the Turks. In 1910 his family moved to Acre in what was later Palestine.[113]
  • In 1927, at the age of 19, the Arab under-graduate was seized at the American University in Beirut for making an over-zealous speech. He was hauled into court as a political agitator and ordered out of Lebanon.[114] He was barred for 10 years from Syria and Lebanon by the French mandate authorities for a fiery speech in favor of Arab unity[115]
  • Several times during the 1930’s he was jailed in Palestine by British authorities for political agitation.[116]
  • Was an aide[117][118][119] and spokesman[120] for the infamous Haj Amin Al-Husseini, Hitler’s ally. (The Mufti, who worked closely with the Nazis[121] and prevented Jewish children from being rescued during WW2.[122]) He himself admired Nazism.[123] Furthermore, as testified in U.S. Congress (in 1967), Shukairy actually aided in extermination: he worked with the Nazis in the Middle East and was a henchman of the notorious Mufti who advised Hitler on ways and means of extermintaing Jews.[124]
  • Became assistant Secretary General for the Arab League from 1950-56.
  • Served as Saudi Arabia’s representative to the UN from 1957-1962.
  • Pungently described by one pro-Arab British journalist as “a sort of cross between Adolf Hitler and the Reverend Ian Paisley.” His Anti-Semitism became most publicized, at his fall of 1961 UN address, against American-Jews.[132] His hatred crossed all boundries in minimal logic. In a UN (16th session) address he mumbled a ludicrous conspiracy-theory, confusing words, something about fusing finance and the “intention” of creating the State of Israel…
  • His openly [shocking] pro-Nazism, was expressed in 1962 at the UN while praising[133][134][135][136] and identifying with Nazi groups.[137]

(Interesting to quote related ‘Arab Nazism’ in 1962, from the New York Times:

ISRAELI ACCUSES ARABS OF NAZISM; U.N. Envoy Sees Link to Modern Fascist Groups
By KATHLEEN TELTSCH Special to The New York Times December 07, 1962 (Page 14)
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 6 Israel accused Arab representatives today of cooperating with neo-Nazi and fascist groups in the United States, Latin America and elsewhere “to exploit anti- Semitism as a political weapon.”[138])

  • Originator of Arabs controlling U.N. to wage war on Israel.

In an extensive research, the Heritage Foundation published in 1983 “A United Nations Assessment Project Study,”, Elaborating on “United Nations Against Israel,” whereby the ugly history of anti-Israel Arab powers have been dominating to chastise Israel unfairly. It also shows a systematic “installment” of Arabs in key U. N. positions which helps in this malicious campaign. It reminds us the beginning of it all:

Efforts to denounce Zionism as racism had started as early as 1962, when Ahmad Shukairy of Saudi Arabia had termed Zionism “a blend of colonialism and “imperialism in their ugliest forms,” recommending that the U.N. ‘exterminate” the Zionist movement. Said Shukairy: “Nazism is now planted in the shape and in the image of Israel in the Middle East.”[139][140]

  • Described by the ‘Time’ (Dec. 21, 1959): “Ahmad Shukairy, wildest of Arab orators…”[141] Known for his hate-speeches at the United Nations in the early 1960s, including vile comparisons to Nazis (UN, 1960, in replying to the accusations that Arabs created the refugee problem)[142] crude anti-Semitic statements.[143]

His speeches at the U.N. tone and content were reminiscent of the diatribes hurled against the Western democracies by the Nazi leaders[144] It has been said on Shukairy’s anti-American diatribes, few Arabs can match Shukairy In his fanatical hatred of the United States.[145]

  • Spearheaded[146] the major shift in Arab strategy[147] in the “creation” of a “Palestine entity” in 1963, seeing that the collective Arab VS Israel war lacks support. It was designed to tap into the anti-colonialism that spread in the UN with the fight in Algeria and to suggest parallels, in order to gather support among Africans.[148] (A 360 degrees shift by this, pathological liar who, as late as 1957 admitted that Palestine is nothing but an integral part of Syria).

(Worth mentioning what author Meir-Levy calrifies on Palestinian “nationalism”:

…even a cursory reading of Khalidi’s treatment of this subject reveals that the only early example of what he calls “Palestinian National sentiment” is actually an example of Muslim religious apartheid. The Muslim religious leaders of Jerusalem protested the Sultan’s permitting French representatives to establish an office in Jerusalem in the late 18th century. The Jerusalem Muslim religious elite were affronted that an infidel “Ifrangi” (Frenchman) not under a dhimmi treaty should be allowed to pollute the sacred precinct with his presence. Disdain and disgust for someone of another religion is hardly an example of nationalist sentiment.[149])

  • Was the first to head the PLO in 1964. In [his] then “Palestinian” original charter, there’s no call for a “homeland” or so-called “rights,” but as part of a ‘pan-Arab’ struggle.[150] The Palestine Liberation Organization was established: for the express purpose of wiping out Israel. [As openly reported at that time].[151]
  • Developed strong communist connection in arms[152] and served “KGB’s agent of influence.”[153]
  • Called to assassinate Jordan’s king Hussein and “liberating” Jordan.[154]
  • Was very instrumental in the six-day war of June 1967 by collective Arab nations whose leaders, like Shukairy called to annihilate Israel.[155][156]
  • Before the 1967 six-day war, he coined the [extermination] phrase: “Driving the Jews unto the sea.” (/ “Throwing the Jews into the sea,”[157][158][159][160][161][162] as the official PLO slogan.[163] It was told that when a journalist asked Shukairy what he would do about the Jewish problem if war came, he replied, “There’s not going to be a Jewish problem.”[164] Like Nasser, he spoke openly of “finishing Hitler’s job.”[165])

Later on, the Arab leadership admitted, that the statement was in fact stated.[166] Another ‘Palestinian’ Arab personality (I. Sartawi, who was murdered by fellow Arab-Palestinian [terrorist][167]) acknowledged Shukairy’s error.[168] After the six-day war, realizing the great damage it has dome to Arabs, Arab propagandists, including Shukairy himself, tried, somehow to “transform” his statement from the meaning of annihilation to the meaning of “transfer” of Jews (or ‘ethnic cleansing’), but it was too late, the clarity of his authentic genocide message was already publicized.[169]

  • First head of the ‘Palestine Liberation Organization’ (PLO) in 1964, that’s 3 Years before the “occupation,” (what is referred to Israel’s victory over Arab aggression in 1967) he called for “liberation.” (of what?)[170] Indeed: terrorism of targeting innocent civilians, proceeded “occupation.” There was already a long blood trail of Arab attacks in the 1950s and in the 1960s.[171]
  • From the New York Times, December 25, 1967: Ahmed Shukairy, the fiery orator who had nourished Arab dreams of destroying Israel, resigned today as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.[172]

There you have it, Arab racism, Nazism and Arab genocide [in action assisting in WW2 and in open declaration in the 1960s] hiding behind “liberation,” has invented the “apartheid” meme against its victim: Israel.

Old tactics: the typical hypocritical element of “accusing” Israel with the crime of the Arabs, that of “nazism,” was also encapsulated by this Arab-Nazi mastermind of ‘Arab-Palestine’ in his elaborated opposition to try Eichmann.

This Arab-Nazi also had the audacity to use a line like: “I have never been an anti-Semite; I am a Semite myself.” (November, 1966)[173] While, of course, anti-Semitism always referred to anti-Jewish bigotry alone, and not to others. Anti-Jewish bigotry has no parallels in history.[174][175] Today, in the heightened age of Arab anti-Semitism,[176][177][178][179] many Arab, Muslim anti-Jewish bigots attempt to hide their demonic passionate hatred under this kind of coverup – crap – canard.

It is only “natural” that a notorious hate-speaker would come up with such a thesis.

1975: Collective Arab demonization of Israel picks up steam

Ever since Arab nations’ racist[180] infamous[181][182] move in 1975[183] at the United Nations, ganging up to demonize Israel,[184] and the Arab lobby which began advertising in 1975-6 defiling Israel’s important security struggle as “apartheid,”[185] this “racism” idea left a stain on the organization.[186] Indeed, Almost all the former non-Arab supporters of the resolution have apologized and changed their positions. When the General Assembly voted to repeal the resolution in 1991, only some Arab and Muslim states, as well as Cuba, North Korea and Vietnam were opposed.[187] (Worth mentioning that about the same era of Arab lobbying, the PLO was granted observer status in United Nations bodies.[188])
Jimmy Carter who almost copied the title of his book straight from Arab “Palestinian” propagandist Marwan Bishara’s 2002 book,[189] tied to the Arab lobby,[190] pushed this propaganda (of total distortion, hatred, apology for Arab anti-Jewish crimes,[191] and in 2011 Carter was sued for his “deceptive acts”[192]) even further in 2006 (despite his clarification in saying “I chose that title knowing that it would be provocative.”[193] Showing he doesn’t really think his provocative title on Israel is deserving), as part of his “waving the bloody shirt of racism.”[194] Though he issued some half apology for his errors,[195] Carter was accused of (simply) having a “problem” with Jews,[196] and “Worst Ex-president.”[197] His role in helping remove the Shah of Iran (which in turn gave the world the current theocratic totalitarian brutal regime of the Mullahs, committing massacres, crimes against humanity,[198][199][200][201] racist against its ethnic minorities,[202] endangering the region and Europe[203][204][205] with planned nuclear weapons, involved directly or via Hezbollah thugs in pushing violence around the globe including in: Iraq,[206][207] Somalia,[208][209] Lebanon,[210][211] France,[212] Israel,[213] Afghanistan[214][215]) surfaced especially as Strong intelligence has begun to emerge that US President Jimmy Carter attempted to demand financial favors for his political friends from the Shah of Iran. The rejection of this demand by the Shah could well have led to Pres. Carter’s resolve to remove the Iranian Emperor from office.[216]

PLO’s M. Tarazi

In between Bishara and Carter’s (almost) identical entitled erroneously books. There was that PLO’s M. Tarazi in Oct. 2005 who pushed the ‘apartheid slur’ embedded with false statements, in the NYTimes. All the while, editors ignored such obvious refutations of the slur as the fact that 23 percent of the country is non-Jewish, mainly Arab Muslims and Christians, that they are the freest “non-Jews” of the Middle East, and that members of these communities serve in the Israeli parliament, the armed forces, and the Supreme Court.[217][218]

In response, former New York Times foreign correspondent, Clifford D. May wrote: “The NEW Anti-Semitism …an End Time Factor?”

In 1948, genocidal anti-Semitism took the form of five Arab armies attempting to drive Israeli Jews into the sea.

In 1967, a second conventional war was led by Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq. The “Voice of the Arabs” radio station declared the goal: “extermination” of Israel. Ahmed Shuqayri, the first leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, added: “We shall destroy Israel and its inhabitants.”

Since the collapse of the Camp David talks in 2000 – when Yasser Arafat turned down an independent Palestinian state on 93 percent of the West Bank and Gaza – radical anti-Semitism has taken the form of suicide bombings in Israel’s streets, shops and restaurants.

Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Abu Mazen said this month many of those responsible believed “after the killing of 1,000 Israelis in the Intifada, Israel would collapse.” Well, about 1,000 Israelis have been slaughtered, but Israel has not collapsed. Instead, the Israelis are demonstrating terrorism can be defeated.

So genocidal anti-Semitism is taking another form. This week, the New York Times gave Michael Tarazi, an American lawyer who advises the Palestine Liberation Organization, space on its Op-Ed Page to make this audacious argument: Having failed to eradicate Israel with tanks and terrorism, Palestinian leaders are now “being forced to consider a one-state solution.”

Yes, “forced” to consider demanding a “right” to flood Israel with people who hate Israelis, people loyal to such terrorist organization such as Hamas, and who want to replace Israel with a radical Islamist state.

And if Israelis refuse to willingly become a despised minority in their own country, ruled by people who have waged genocidal campaigns against them, that will demonstrate, Mr. Tarazi declares, “Christians and Muslims, the millions of Palestinians under occupation are not welcome in the Jewish state.” “Not welcome.” Imagine that. The nerve. The chutzpah.

As Mr. Tarazi well knows but neglects to mention, there is only one Jewish state on the planet. It’s about the size of New Jersey. By contrast, there are 22 Arab nations and more than 50 predominantly Muslim countries, covering an area larger than the United States and Europe combined.

In these lands, Jews are, to varying degrees, conspicuously unwelcome. In Jordan, a relatively liberal country that has diplomatic relations with Israel, Jews are denied citizenship. In Saudi Arabia, no synagogue or church may be built.

Mr. Tarazi forgets to note, too, that half of Israel’s Jews have their roots in such places as Egypt, Yemen, Iraq and Iran — but that after intense persecution they fled what had been their families’ homes for centuries. Similarly, Christians have fled Syrian-controlled Lebanon and from Bethlehem and Nazareth since those cities came under Yasser Arafat’s control.

Nor does Mr. Tarazi appear to recall that almost 15 percent of Israel’s citizens are Muslims. They enjoy more rights and freedoms than Muslims elsewhere in the Middle East — including the right to free speech, to vote and to worship as they choose. You do not see graffiti on mosques in Israel.
Israeli Arabs have been elected to Israel’s parliament and serve on its supreme court. The CNN cameraman recently taken hostage in Gaza is an Israeli citizen. That was not mentioned in much of the coverage because it was thought that those who took him captive might not know, and it would go better for him if they didn’t. Israeli Muslim Bedouins and Druze even serve in Israel’s armed forces – and many have given their lives to defend their country.

But Mr. Tarazi believes he can convince “the international community” that if Israelis are unwilling to open their doors to millions of people who have been indoctrinated to believe butchering Jews is a form of “martyrdom,” it is the Israelis who are the bigots and oppressors.

If I’m wrong about this, there’s a simple way for Mr. Tarazi to prove it. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has pledged to remove all Jewish settlements from Gaza. Mr. Tarazi should tell him not to bother. Mr. Tarazi should advise the Palestinian Authority to “welcome” the Jews living in the Gaza – and the West Bank, as well.

If and when a Palestinian state is created, those Jews would comprise only a small percentage of the population — much smaller than Muslims in Israel. This way, Mr. Tarazi could show he sincerely wants to see “all faiths and ethnicities live together as equals.”

But Mr. Tarazi is not sincere. He wants Gaza and the West Bank judenrein. And eventually he wants what is now Israel to become “jew-free” as well — by whatever means. He really isn’t choosy.

In 2004, this is the form genocidal anti-Semitism takes. In the long run, anti-Semites seek a world free of Jews. In the short run, a world free of a Jewish state will do.

If they can disguise such extremism as a fight against bigotry, a “struggle for equal citizenship” and against “apartheid,” and if they can push such boldly Orwellian propaganda on the pages of the New York Times, they would be crazy not to.

But people such as Mr. Tarazi are not crazy. They know exactly what they are doing. They just hope people like you won’t be able to figure it out until it’s too late.[219]

Tarazi was also harshly criticized on his propaganda “writings” in 2004 in IHT, acting as if “Palestinians” just want “peace,” and ignoring its constant hatred campaign, and refusal to recognize Israel’s right to exist.[220] His anti-Jewish incitement propaganda through lies, was exposed in 2005 in an article entitled ‘Racist road show.’[221]

Because demonization of Israel was never related to any so-called ‘Israel’s policies’ [whatever that means]

The fact that Arabs’ anti-Jewish boycott began in 1945, and that the “apartheid slur” thesis was crafted in 1961, and the unconditional vilification of the Jewish State no matter what it does or does not, says it all about its roots at pure Arab-Islamic bigotry. There was never a time by the Israel bashers that went something along the line of: had Israel only done ‘this’ or ‘that’ she would be accepted.[222]

Non-Arabs used as alibis for Arab racism

Question: Who is N. Finkelstein? Answer: a confused extremist “Prof.” associated with ‘Holocaust denial,’ belittling the Holocaust, [223] and when the Iranians convened a Holocaust-denial conference in 2006, they invited two Americans: former KKK David Duke and Norman Finkelstein.[224] He has praised genocidal Hezbollah,[225] and as researcher Robert S. Wistrich writes: “It is no accident that both the radical Muslims and the neo-Nazis so eagerly quote from such left-wing anti-imperialists as Noam Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein… as Jewish alibis to cover up their own virulent racism.”[226]

As Jimmy Carter came under fire for his slanderous title, there was a debate in 2007 hosted by “Democracy Now.” Carter was defended (mainly) by notorious N. Finkelstein, in such an argument leaning on what some radical liberal Israelis use the term. G. Troy refuted this argument and explained that when Israeli (radical political-motivated) “peace activists” use it, they’re being just provocative and incendiary, and they’re not so destructive.[227] (Since their political stand and goal is clearly obvious).

RACIST APARTHEID MIDDLE EAST: ARABIA, TURKEY, IRAN; NORTH AFRICA

In general

To see “who’s talking,” it’s imperative to expose the Racists [who] cry racism.[228]

A writer has put it: “Unlike the twenty-two Judenrein Arab countries of the Middle East, Israel is the only one which neither believes in nor practices apartheid.”[229] Or as D. Suissa put it: “Israel is the ONLY country in the Middle East that is NOT apartheid.”[230][231] Author, via-a-vis “apartheid” accusation, summed it up: “The Arab nations formally define themselves by their ethnicity, ie, Arab, thus excluding non-Arab ethnic groups, such as Berbers and Kurds. The same is true for religion. Islam is the official religion in all but one of the Arab countries (Lebanon), thus perforce marginalizing non-Islamic faiths, particularly Christian minorities.”[232]

Some have written about: the wide Arab apartheid against non-Arabs[233][234][235] including the Arab apartheid in Mauritania, Sudan, (both described as ‘Arab apartheid’ states,[236]) and Tanzania,[237] for example, in “Sudan and Mauritania, the Arabs monopolized power and excluded blacks – Arab apartheid.”[238] And even Arabs’ apartheid against Arab-Palestinians.[239] About the “Race taboo” in the Arab world, Arab-Islamic racial and religious discriminations against the “other” – ethnicities and religious minorities such as: Alawites, Armenians, Assyrians, Baha’is, Berbers, Chaldeans, Copts, Druzes, Ibadis, Ismailis, Jews, Kurds, Maronites, Sahrawis, Tuareq, Turkmen, Yazidis and Zaidis,[240] how racism in the Arab world is its dirty secret, especially against those with a darker color, [241] anti-Israel Arab apartheid,[242][243] (Arab Muslim apartheid against Israel is so cruel, that it even includes ambulances, as Arab Red Cross societies seek to censure Israel and Magen David Adom.[244]) and Arabism’s racism.[245][246][247][248]

In the 1990s, the Arab League was accused of carrying out a racist resolution, in internationalizing support for the oppressive regime in Khartoum, calling “the Arab world to join Khartoum in its racial and religious war against the South.”[249] Its SG branded racist by Sudanese in 2011, for downplaying the genocide.[250] Racism accusation come also from members of the Arab League, such as Somalia.[ http://www.mareeg.com/fidsan.php?sid=14512&tirsan=3]
Minorities have branded the Arab league, totally racist.[251] A Kurdish writer: “The Arab League as a useless ideological racist Arabist institution has existed only to promote Arabism and Arab racism against colonised non-Arab nations.” And that it excludes non-Arabs such as: Copts, Kurds, Berbers.[252]
From an explanation on the anti-Israel boycott by the so-called ‘DFI,’ 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.[253]
It has been accused of practicing an ‘apartheid’ even against the Arab-Palestinians.[254]
An African writer wrote: “The KKK (Ku Klux Klan) is equivalent to the Arab League.[255]

African author K. Boof wrote “about the atrocities of the Arab world,” about “Arab Muslim racism, more exploitation of blacks by the Oil companies, more black slaves for the kitchens of Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Libya and Saudi Arabia.”[256]

From “Politics in Francophone Africa” by Victor T. Le Vine:

Arab racism against black Africans is a reality that few educated Africans or Arabs are willing to address publicly, though such discussion did occur in the African media during the 1973-1980 oil crisis; I provide some examples in Le Vine and Luke, The Arab-African Connection. That racism is, of course, quite real. It is one of the unfortunate residuals of the centuries of Arab slaving in Africa, and during my own trips to and within the Arab Middle East I gathered many Arab expressions denigrating and belittling black Africans. Ahdi, the Arab word for slave. remains a term of contempt throughout the Arab world, and it is often used patronizingly or insultingly in reference to black Africans. For informed commentary on these matters, see, notably, Lewis. Race and Slavery in the Middle East, and Gordon. Slavery in the Arab World.[257]

A. Kasem spoke out against Arab racism, its Islamic roots: Any non-Arab, non-white, who has been to a Middle East Arab country will tell the story of absolute racism practiced there. It is no secret that in rich Arab countries, (such as Saudi Arabia) people of dark complexion, such those from Africa, South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh) receive much lower pay than a white person from the western country would. There is strict, unspoken, racial apartheid practiced in the rich Arab countries…. The Muslims of black complexion will never be equal with the white Arabs. The concept of Islamic ummah, regardless of color and ethnic origin is simply not true.[258]

Author writes on: “the dictatorial Arab regimes,” and “the Palestinian Authority – where a culture of hate, xenophobia, and racism flourishes against Jews, Christians and the West.”[259]

Authors of “Foreign policy of Tanzania, 1961-1981” explain that an “added factor that contributed to the growing taension between the Arabs and black Africa was the discovery of some Arab links with racist South Africa.”[260]

From a 1970s testimony by former Black Panther leader Elridge Cleaver:

“Travesty Upon The Truth”
“Having lived intimately for several years amongst the Arabs, I know them to be amongst the most racist people on earth. This is particularly true of their attitude towards black people… Many Arab families that can afford to, keep one or two black slaves to do their menial labor. Sometimes they own an entire family. I have seen such slaves with my own eyes.[261][262][263]

The following was written in the 1980s:

In the late 1970s, it was an open secret in New York that Arab diplomats never invited their black counterparts to their receptions. The ex-President of Senegal, Leopold Scn- ghor, was hesitant in giving recognition to the Polisario Front of SADR because whenever the Front took Moroccan prisoners the blacks amongst them were segregated and shot because the little food they had was not meant to feed black people…[264]

It’s quite disheartening to learn that black people are being relegated to second-class citizenship in Mauritania. Black African states must protest to the Arab Berber- government of Mauritania and to all Arab states to respect black people. Abuse of black people by Arabs, especially Syrians and Lebanese, has been ignored for too long. … two sides in the conflict (Arabs and Israelis): they always have praise for Israelis while wondering why the Arabs hate black people.[265]

In the face of these insults and disrespect no African Head of State has been bold enough to raise a voice… This is because either they risk being overthrown or fear sanctions in the form of in the form of withdrawal of Arab petro-dollars. It is high time for African states to forget this senseless and blind solidarity with the Arabs and to think of the emerging Arab apartheid.[266]

A Somali commented: “You know the Arabs are the biggest racists, they are worse than Apartheid. They despise us because we are black”.[267]

Scholar speaks about the ‘incredible hypocrisy and double standard’ of Islamists that criticize racism in the West, while races are never equal in Islamic societies. That Arab racism is rooted in their culture and tradition:

Islamists living in the West often portray Islam as a religion free of racism. They never fail to criticize western countries of its racist attitude and contempt for people who are not of white complexion. It is quite perplexing that these Islamists never look at their own backyard, of blatant, naked racism enmeshed in the Islamic doctrine. Any non-Arab, non-white, who has been to a Middle East Arab country will tell the story of absolute racism practiced there. It is no secret that in rich Arab countries, (such as Saudi Arabia) people of dark complexion, such those from Africa, South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh) receive much lower pay than a white person from the western country would. There is strict, unspoken, racial apartheid practiced in the rich Arab countries…
The Muslims of black complexion will never be equal with the white Arabs. The concept of Islamic ummah, regardless of color and ethnic origin is simply not true.[268]

In 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 Arab nationalist leaders turned to Nazi and fascist models for their inspirations.[269] “After the Great War, royal houses in Iraq, Jordan, and Arabia incorporated a racial version of Pan-Arabism in various quasi-fascist ideologies they endorsed, ideologies that were part and parcel of their preference for the Axis side.”[270]

The [roughly] one Million[271] Jewish refugees[272] from Arab countries, the ethnic cleansing,[273] came about as a result of persecution, racism.[274][275]
In 1947 ‘Arab Apartheid’ expelled Jews from Arab lands. The political committee of the Arab League drafted a law that would direct the legal status of Jewish residents in all Arab League. Jewish anti-discriminatory legislation is approved by Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia…[276]

Former S. African citizen, J. Falkson writes that some are

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.[277]

While “The Palestinian refugees who were ‘displaced by the fortunes of war after 1948…” the (Arab) 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.[278]

In fact, 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.[279]
The Jewish population are refugees from terror in Arab-run countries, and where Arab racism against Jews and sub-Saharan Africans is common.[280]

From a writer in The Guardian:

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.[281]

Already in 1960, French Minister J. J. Soustelle, said that “the sources of current anti-Semitism were “the Arab League and Pan-Arabism.”[282]

Arab countries like Saudi Arabia ban Jews’ entry.[283] Jordanian Nationality Law of 4 February 1954 expressly prohibits Jews from holding Jordanian citizenship. Another Jordanian enactment stipulates that the sale of land to a Jew is punishable by death.[284] And as a writer pointed out: Jews cannot become citizens of Jordan, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia, yet no one accuses those nations of apartheid.[285]
Saudi Arabian apartheid’s barring of Jews surfaced greater into the Western limelight in 2011, when its official (State owned) airlines forced its code-share partner Delta Airlines to adopt Saudi-Arab[286][287] Nazi type barring of Jews from entering the Islamic “kingdom,” no Jews, no Bibles on board to the desert kingdom.[288] As the Dutch Daily Standard has put it, barring Jews is the order of the day in the Apartheid Arab Islamic culture.[289]

There’s a worrying wide rampant Arab-Islamic anti-Semitism range from demonization, dehumanization, Nazi cartoons, incitement to kill.[290][291] Watchdogs regularly translate and document the routine hate virus in the Arab-Muslim world by public officials, official TV, Muslim clerics, and wider media.[292]
The extend comes as a shock to the West.[293]
Arab racism has been Islamicized using certain Koranic texts [by radicals] to enhance the intolerance and vilification of Jews. [294]

A writer writing on Arab racists, explains:

the so-called “Palestinians,” … 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…[295]

An Arab journalist accounts that ‘Arabs are taught hatred of Jews with mothers’ milk.’[296]
Noted author Bat Yeor wrote on an Arab-Islamic culture of hate: “A racism which denies the history and sufferings of its victims.”

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.[297]

A 2009 PEW poll of the Arab Muslim Middle East finds 90% to be anti-Jewish.[298]

In a classic testimony of Arab racism against all Asians, E. Husain:

Throughout my stay in Saudi Arabia I never divulged my Asian ethnicity. My goatee beard and good Arabic ensured that I could pass for an Arab. Besides, I had family members in Saudi Arabia on my mother’s side and, technically speaking…
After Syria, I refused to be pigeon-holed by Arab racism, to be seen as an inferior hindi, or Indian. In the racist Arab psyche, hindi is as pejorative as kiiffar. In countless gatherings I silently sat and listened to racist caricatures of a billion people by Saudi bigots.[299]

Arab racism against Arab-Palestinians dates back to 1948, Mike Goldberg wrote “Arab racism: the Palestinian refugees.”[300] Arab leaders urged the Palestinian Arabs to flee, promising that the country would soon be liberated. Israelis tried to induce the Arabs to stay.[301] “The Arab States, which have encouraged the Palestinian Arabs to leave their homes temporarily to be out of the way of the Arab invasion armies, have failed to keep their promise to help the refugees…” From an Arab newspaper at that time: “The Arab Governments told us ‘ Get out so that we can get in! ‘ So we got out, but they did not get in.”[302] The mufti of Jerusalem for example, appealed to the Arabs of Palestine to leave the country, “because the Arab armies were about to enter and fight in their stead.” As some Arab leaders admitted later on: “For the flight and fall of the other villages it is our leaders who are responsible because of their dissemination of rumors exaggerating Jewish crimes and describing them as atrocities in order to inflame the Arabs.”[303]
Though, as the Time notes the Arab nations don’t care about the Palestinians,[304] an Arab Christian: writes The Arab nations keep the Palestinians and their descendants in squalor. They are denied citizenship rights. They are denied work. They are denied property. They are denied their human rights because they are and always will be a political football in the Arab campaign against Israel.[305] As former UNRWA director Ralph Galloway astutely noted in 1954: “The Arab States do not want to solve the refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore, as an affront to the United Nations and as a weapon against Israel. Arab leaders don’t give a damn whether the refugees live or die.”[306][307]

From an article titled: “Arab Apartheid?” In 1947, Arab leaders rejected a UN plan to form an Arab state alongside Israel and went to war. Encouraged by their leaders to leave Israel, some 600,000 Palestinians became refugees in Arab nations. For over 50 years, Arab nations have denied these Palestinians and their descendants citizenship and basic civil rights, including the right to own property, to get an education, or take out loans. In many cases, Palestinian refugees in Arab countries live in squalid refugee camps without basic services. Why? Hisham Youssef, spokesman for the 22-nation Arab League, has acknowledged that the Palestinians perpetual status as refugees – and “very bad [living] conditions” – are a deliberate Arab policy to help the refugees “preserve their Palestinian identity. If every Palestinian who sought refuge in a certain country was integrated and accommodated into that country, there won’t be any reason for them to return to Palestine.”[308]

B. D. Yemini in an article titled: ‘The Arab Apartheid’ elaborates on both the Jewish victims and the Arab-Palestinians:

The real ‘Naqba’ is the story of the Arab apartheid. Tens of millions, including Jews, suffered from ‘Naqba’, which included theft, expulsion and becoming a refugee. Only the Palestinians remain refugees because they were victims of persecution and repression at the hands of Arab states. This is the story of the real ‘Naqba’.
In the year 1959 the Arab League accepted decision number 1457 and this is its text: “Arab states will reject the giving of citizenship to applicants of Palestinian origin in order to prevent their integration into the host countries”. This is a shocking decision, which stands in stark opposition to international norms on all subjects concerning the treatment of refugees during those years and particularly during that decade. The story began, of course, in the year 1948, the days of the Palestinian ‘Naqba’. This is also the beginning of every discussion on the subject of the Arab-Israeli conflict, with an accusing finger pointed at Israel with the claim that she expelled refugees and turned them into miserable people. This lie has become the property of many from the academia and the media who deal with the subject.
In previous articles on the question of the refugees we have already clarified that there is nothing unique this subject to the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Firstly, Arab countries refused to accept the Partition plan and started a war of total destruction against Israel, which had barely been established. Every precedent on this subject reveal that whoever initiates a war, especially with declarations of total destruction, pays a price for that.
Secondly, we are actually talking about an exchange of populations: yes, there were between 550 -710 thousand Arabs (the most accurate calculations are those of Professor Ephraim Karsh, who counted and found numbers between 583-609 thousand. Most ran away, a minority were expelled, because of the war, and a greater number of around 850,000 Jews were expelled or escaped from Arab countries (“the Jewish Naqba[309]“).
Thirdly, the Palestinians are not alone in this story. Population exchanges and expulsions were the norm in those years. They happened in tens of other sites of conflict and around 52 million people experienced loss of property, expulsion and uprooting (“And the world lies[310]“).
And fourth, in all the precedents of population exchange which took place during or at the end of armed conflict, or against the background of the creation of national entities, or the breakdown of multi-ethnic countries and establishment of national entities – there was no return of refugees to their previous areas which had become a new nation. The uprooted and the refugees, almost without exception, found refuge in places where they joined populations with a similar ethnic background: the ethnic Germans expelled from central and eastern Europe integrated into Germany, the Hungarians expelled from Czechoslovakia and other places found refuge in Hungary, the Ukrainians expelled from Poland found refuge in the Ukraine – and so on. In this sense, the similarity of the Palestinians originating from Mandate Palestine to their neighbours in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon was similar, or even greater than, the similarity between many ethnic Germans and the original state in Germany, sometimes after separation of many generations.
Arab countries, and only they, behaved in the opposite manner to the rest of the nations of the world. They trampled the refugees, despite the fact that they shared the same religion and were part of the same Arab nation. They adopted an apartheid system in every sense. So the ‘Naqba’, one must remember, was not created by the actual uprooting, as happened to millions. The ‘Naqba’ is the story of apartheid and persecution which the Arab refugees suffered in Arab countries.

After analysing the Arab apartheid [which is encompassing wide discrimination against many groups in the Arab world, but it entails a “unique”] horrific treatment of Arab-Palestinians and their direct fault for Palestinians’ situation in: Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait, Yemini concludes on the clarity of how the Arab so-called “unity” and how this particular group of Arabs became “Palestinians”:

These are the main nations in which refugees are to be found. Apartheid exists in other countries too. In Saudi Arabia the refugees from mandatory Palestine did not receive citizenship. In 2004 Saudi Arabia announced concessions, but made it clear that they did not include the Palestinians. Jordan too withholds the naturalisation of 150,000 refugees, most originally from Gaza. In Iraq the refugees actually received preferential treatment under Saddam Hussein’s rule, but since his fall, they have become one of the most persecuted groups. Twice, on the Libyan-Egyptian border and on the Syrian-Iraqi border, thousands of Palestinians were expelled to temporary camps, whilst no other Arab country would take them in. That was an amazing display of ‘Arab solidarity’, on behalf of ‘the Arab Ummah’. And it goes on. Palestinians from Libya, refugees from the civil war, are arriving at this time at the border with Egypt, which refuses to let them in.
Time after time the Arab countries have rejected suggestions for the resettlement of the refugees, despite there being both place available and the need. The march goes on. In 1995 the Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi decided to expel 30,000 Palestinians, just because he was angry about the Oslo accords, with the PLO, and about the creation of the Palestinian Authority. A Palestinian doctor, Dr. Ashraf al Hazuz, spent 8 years in a Libyan jail (together with Bulgarian nurses) having been accused of spreading AIDS. In August 2010, before the current uprising, Libya passed laws making the lives of Palestinians impossible. These were the same days in which Libya sent a ‘humanitarian aid ship’ to the Gaza Strip. There is no limit to the hypocrisy.
These words are just the essence of the apartheid against minorities in the Arab world as a whole, and against the Palestinians in particular. But there is a difference. Whilst the Copts in Egypt or the Kurds in Syria are real minorities, the Arabs from mandate Palestine were supposed to be an integral part of the Arab nation –the Ummah. Two of the symbols of the Palestinian struggle were born in Egypt – Edward Said and Yasser Arafat. Both of them tried to invent for themselves Palestine as a fatherland. Another two of the prominent symbols of the Palestinian struggle are Fawzi Kuakgi (who contended with the Mufti for the leadership of the Arab revolt against the British) and Izz a Din Al Kassam. The first was Lebanese and the second Syrian. There is nothing strange in that. Because the struggle was Arab. Not Palestinian. And despite that the Arabs of mandate Palestine turned into a downtrodden and rejected group, as a result of the Arab defeat in 1948. In the vast majority of the descriptions from those years are of Arabs. Not of Palestinians. Later, only later, did they become Palestinians.[311]

S. Nasser wrote: “Arab racism simmers in Galilee.” About Jordanian and Egyptian illegal Arabs that infiltrated Israel and are acting against Israeli Arabs.[312]

In “brotherly” Arab counries like Saudi Arabia, they live in a racist climate, says Encyclopedia of Canada’s peoples.[313]

Blogger lays out Arab League’s apartheid, listing its members’ ‘apartheid systems.’ [VS ‘full democracy’ with equal rights for all in Israel].

Arab League apartheid

The reports are in on Israel Apartheid Week, which was held last month in a handful cities and on several university campuses across North America and in the UK. The story was the same everywhere, from New York to Oxford. Hateful, bigoted diatribes from the podium; real debate quashed anytime someone with a different view tried to speak. Utter demonization of Israel—all in the name of human rights.

I am tired of it. So, in the service of fair and open debate, I offer a description of “apartheid” as it is actually practiced among the member and observer states of Israel’s neighbors in the Arab League. My information is largely drawn from the latest Freedom House survey and personal knowledge. The summaries below barely begin to tell the story of human rights abuse and discrimination in these countries.

I do not want to demonize Arab countries, still less Arab people, who are the most direct victims of “apartheid” in their own countries. But I think that if Israel-haters are going to throw the label “apartheid” around, a severe reality check is in order. And I think that in future, students at any campus that is threatened with “Israel Apartheid Week” should organize an “Arab League Apartheid Week” in response.

Of course, the labeling game takes us nowhere in the long run. So I would recommend that any “Arab League Apartheid Week” be accompanied by a petition drive supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state that is democratic, tolerant and at peace with its neighbors. That, hopefully, would take the debate beyond name-calling and towards a productive effort towards resolving the conflict.

But until then, I think the human rights practices of Israel’s neighbors must be exposed to the same level of scrutiny that Israel faces. Abuses in Arab countries do not excuse abuses by Israel, which deserve to be addressed in their own right. However, Israel-bashers should have to explain why they continue to ignore the far graver abuses practiced by every single other country in the Middle East.

First, as a basis of comparison, Israel:

Israel is a full democracy. Jews and Arabs enjoy equal political rights. Press freedom is guaranteed and citizens enjoy freedom of expression, of assembly, and of association. Racial discrimination is illegal. Freedom of religion is protected for all faiths. The judiciary is fiercely independent and women have full equality. Problems persist in the Palestinian territories; these are largely the result of ongoing conflict.

Next, apartheid South Africa:

Apartheid South Africa featured rule by a white minority government and the complete disenfranchisement of the black majority. Media freedom was subject to severe restrictions. Freedom of expression, assembly and association were limited. Many political activists and were banned, arrested or killed by police. The judiciary retained only partial independence. Women’s rights were weakly protected.

And now, the member and observer states of the Arab League:

Algeria

Algerians cannot change their government democratically. Journalists who report human rights violations or corruption risk jail. Islam is the state religion. Under the state of emergency, freedom of assembly is restricted and the judiciary is not independent. Torture is used, and some suspects are “disappeared.” The rights of the Berber minority (20%) are not recognized. Women suffer severe discrimination.

Bahrain

Power has been held by a single family for two centuries. Political parties are illegal. Freedom of expression is limited, and websites have to register with the government. The judiciary is controlled by the executive, and the royal family controls internal security. The Shia majority is underrepresented in government and faces social discrimination. Women are not granted equal protection of the law.

Comoros

One of the few members of the Arab league in which democratic change is possible. Islam is the state religion, and other religions face restrictions; detainees sometimes face forced conversion. Freedom of expression is not fully respected and security forces put down demonstrations with disproportionate force. The former president tried, but failed, to change the constitution to allow himself to remain in office.

Djibouti

Democracy is largely a sham, as the ruling party uses its incumbency to entrench its power. The government owns the main media outlets and freedom of speech is not respected; journalists are jailed if they cover such issues as human rights abuses. Islam is the state religion. Female genital mutilation is a common practice. Opposition groups are harassed and their members are subject to detention.

Egypt

Despite recent elections, Egypt remains an autocracy, and opposition leaders face imprisonment. Freedom of assembly and association barely exiss, and freedom of speech is closely restricted. All TV is state-owned; independent journalists are harassed, and certain books and films are routinely banned. Islam is the state religion. Homosexuality is criminalized. Female genital mutilation is common.

Eritrea

The country is dominated by an autocratic government that suppresses opposition severely. All broadcasting is state-controlled and there is virtually no freedom of the press. Members of minority Christian faiths are persecuted. Students are subject to a form of conscription bordering on forced labor. The judiciary is not independent and torture and other abuses are common, especially toward political prisoners.

Iraq

The country recently held its first democratic elections, and political parties are flourishing. Sectarian violence has led to harsh crackdowns. Freedom of expression is respected, though extremists often target journalists. Freedom of religion is upheld by the government but has been hurt by Sunni-Shia conflict. The judiciary is independent but prison practices remain foul. Women’s rights are improving.

Jordan

An absolute monarchy controls the country. Freedom of expression is restricted and journalists are punished for visiting Israel, with which Jordan is at peace. Jews are barred from citizenship by law. Intelligence agents monitor the press. Islam is the state religion. Freedom of assembly is limited and arrest is often arbitrary. Palestinians are victims of discrimination, as are women, who face honor killings.

Kuwait

The royal family controls the country. Political parties are banned and opposition leaders harassed by the state. Freedom of expression and Internet use are restricted. 300,000 Palestinians were expelled in 1990-2. Islam is the state religion and other faiths must practice in private. There is no judicial independence and freedom of assembly and association are limited. Women face wide discrimination.

Lebanon

The government is dominated by Syria, and faces constant pressure from Hezbollah, a terrorist militia. Parliamentary democracy is largely a sham. Press freedom is wider than in other Arab states but is still limited. Security forces routinely use arbitrary arrests and torture. Citizenship is denied to Palestinians, who face broad discrimination. Women also face some legal and social restrictions.

Libya

Controlled by Qaddafi, the country remains one of the world’s least free. Opposition is illegal and dissent policed by state security forces. Media freedom is non-existent. The government monitors mosques and academic freedom is nil. Freedom of assembly and expression are suppressed. The judiciary is not independent and torture is common. The Berber minority suffers discrimination, as do women.

Mauritania

A military coup in 2005 has led to slow democratic reforms. Press freedom and freedom of assembly were non-existent until recently. Islam is the state religion and other religions are repressed. Slavery is still practiced in parts of the country and racial discrimination against black people is widespread. The judiciary is not independent. Women face discrimination, and many suffer genital mutilation.

Morocco

The country remains a monarchy. Morocco has also brutally occupied Western Sahara for 30 years. Opposition parties exist but are forbidden to challenge the monarchy. Critical journalists are jailed, and the state dominates the media. Academic freedom and freedom of association are restricted. Though there is religious tolerance, Jews are targets of terror attacks. Women still face legal discrimination.

Oman

The country remains an autocracy. Political parties are banned and freedom of expression is limited. Government censorship of the media is common and journalists who criticize the government are arrested. Islam is the state religion and other faiths face restrictions. The judiciary is controlled by the sultan and trials are often held in secret. Africans suffer various kinds of discrimination, as do women.

Palestine

One of the few Arab polities to hold democratic elections, the Palestinian Authority yet exhibits repression independent of Israeli occupation. There is no freedom of the press. The government sponsors anti-Jewish incitement, and land sales to Israelis are punishable by death. Islam is the state religion and religious identification is mandatory. The judiciary is not independent. Women are exposed to honor killings.

Qatar

The emir controls the government, and power is hereditary. Freedom of expression enjoys some protections, but Internet sites are censored. Islam is the state religion; other religions are respected but apostasy is a capital offense. Freedom of assembly, though officially protected, is limited in practice. The judiciary is not independent. Women have some rights but need a man’s permission to get a driver’s license.

Saudi Arabia

Despite a few democratic reforms, the country remains a theocratic autocracy. There are no political parties and no media freedom; offending journalists are banned. There is no religious freedom; Islam is the state religion, period. Petty crimes are punished with corporal punishment, even beheading. Discrimination against Shiites and foreigners is common. Women are virtually non-citizens.

Somalia

Attempts to establish a democratic government have been hampered by civil war and religious and separatist strife. There is no meaningful freedom of the press. Islam is the state religion and other religions are not allowed. There is no rule of law and human rights abuses are rife. Women are the victims of severe discrimination and genital mutilation. Anarchy prevents any real freedom.

Sudan

The autocratic, Arab-dominated government continues to carry out a genocide in Darfur that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. Media freedom is non-existent. Islam is the state religion and Christians are victims of persecution. The judiciary is not independent, and human rights abuses are widespread. Women face discrimination and are subject to systematic rape by Janjaweed militiamen.

Syria

The Ba’ath dictatorship is one of the most repressive in the world. Dissidents are arrested and tortured. There is no freedom of the press, freedom of expression or of assembly. A state of emergency has existed for over 40 years. The constitution requires a Muslim president; government is dominated by the Alawite minority, while the Kurdish minority is repressed. Women still face legal discrimination.

Tunisia

The country has been ruled by the same dictator for 20 years. Press freedom is completely non-existent and critical journalists are imprisoned. Islam is the state religion. The judiciary is not independent and trials are largely kangaroo courts. The state routinely uses torture and solitary confinement to punish dissidents. Women enjoy legal protections but suffer discrimination in inheritance law.

United Arab Emirates

The country, which has never held an election, is a total autocracy. There are no political parties and freedom of expression is curbed. Islam is the state religion, though there is religious tolerance. There is no freedom of assembly or association. Non-citizens suffer discrimination, and the judiciary is not independent. Child labor has been common in the camel racing industry, and women suffer discrimination.

Yemen

The country is a virtual one-party state, despite regular parliamentary elections. The media is severely repressed and critical journalists are harassed and beaten. Islam is the state religion and sharia is the foundation of law. Jews and other minorities suffer severe discrimination. The judiciary is controlled by the executive and women face numerous restrictive laws as well as the threat of honor killings.[314]

Jerusalem: real Arab apartheid in “Palestine” under Jordanian rule 1948-1967 Vs. Israel’s free & equal status

One of the many ugly faces of Arab apartheid and ethnic cleansing on Jews, was also shown at Israel’s early days of re-establishment.
V. Sharpe in “In prayer, Jews face Jerusalem but Muslims face Mecca”:

Prior to the miraculous event that took place when the Jewish people’s 3,000 year old capital city [of Jerusalem] was restored to the Jewish state in the 1967 Six-Day War. For 19 long years from 1948 to 1967, Jordan had occupied Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and the eastern half of Jerusalem. Only Pakistan and Britain had ever recognized Jordan’s illegal occupation.
The British officered Jordanian Arab Legion had forced out at gunpoint the Jewish residents of the Old City and the neighboring Jewish villages: It was Apartheid and ethnic cleansing, Arab style.[315]

The historic sharp contrast of the status of Jerusalem, whereas under Jordanian Arab-Islamic rule 1948-1967 it was divided, Jews were chased out and ethnic cleansed, and discriminatory laws were applied. After Israel won over the Arab attackers in 1967, it libertated the holy city, unified it and abolished all discriminatory laws.

From JVL on Jerusalem

City Divided
When the United Nations took up the Palestine question in 1947, it recommended that all of Jerusalem be internationalized. The Jewish Agency, after much soul-searching, agreed to accept internationalization in the hope that in the short-run it would protect the city from bloodshed and the new state from conflict. The Arab states were as bitterly opposed to the internationalization of Jerusalem as they were to the rest of the partition plan. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, subsequently, declared that Israel would no longer accept the internationalization of Jerusalem.

In May 1948, Jordan invaded and occupied east Jerusalem, dividing the city for the first time in its history, and driving thousands of Jews — whose families had lived in the city for centuries — into exile. For the next 19 years, the city was split, with Israel establishing its capital in western Jerusalem and Jordan occupying the eastern section, which included the Old City and most religious shrines.

During the War of Independence, fire from Arab League forces, made it impossible to reach the positions on Mt. Zion. At the time, a tunnel linked Mt. Zion with Yemin Moshe (in Western Jerusalem). The tunnel was very narrow, so Uriel Jefetz (a commander of the Irgun) designed a unique cable car to evacuate the wounded and bring supplies to the soldiers on Mt. Zion. As a result of the reinforcements of this cable car, the Harel Brigade conquered Mt. Zion on May 18, 1948. While it was only in use for half a year the IDF kept the car a secret and in working order from 1948 to 1967.

In 1950, Jordan annexed all the territory it occupied west of the Jordan River, including east Jerusalem. The other Arab countries denied formal recognition of the Jordanian move, and the Arab League considered expelling Jordan from membership. Eventually, a compromise was worked out by which the other Arab governments agreed to view all the West Bank and east Jerusalem as held “in trust” by Jordan for the Palestinians.

From 1948-67, the city was divided between Israel and Jordan. Israel made western Jerusalem its capital; Jordan occupied the eastern section. Because Jordan — like all the Arab states at the time — maintained a state of war with Israel, the city became two armed camps, replete with concrete walls and bunkers, barbed-wire fences, minefields and other military fortifications.

Broken grave stones in the Mount of Olives cemetery
In violation of the 1949 Armistice Agreement, Jordan denied Israelis access to the Temple Wall and to the cemetery on the Mount of Olives, where Jews have been burying their dead for 2,500 years. Jordan actually went further and desecrated Jewish holy places. King Hussein permitted the construction of a road to the Intercontinental Hotel across the Mount of Olives cemetery. Hundreds of Jewish graves were destroyed by a highway that could have easily been built elsewhere. The gravestones, honoring the memory of rabbis and sages, were used by the engineer corps of the Jordanian Arab Legion as pavement and latrines in army camps. The ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City was ravaged, 58 Jerusalem synagogues — some centuries old — were destroyed or ruined, others were turned into stables and chicken coops. Slum dwellings were built abutting the Western Wall.

Jews were not the only ones who found their freedom impeded. Under Jordanian rule, Israeli Christians were subjected to various restrictions, with only limited numbers allowed to visit the Old City and Bethlehem at Christmas and Easter. Because of these repressive policies, many Christians emigrated from Jerusalem, leading their numbers to dwindle from 25,000 in 1949 to less than 13,000 in June 1967.

Jerusalem is Unified
In 1967, Jordan ignored Israeli pleas to stay out of the Six-Day War and attacked the western part of the city. The Jordanians were routed by Israeli forces and driven out of east Jerusalem, allowing the city’s unity to be restored. Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem’s mayor for 28 years, called the reunification of the city “the practical realization of the Zionist movement’s goals.”

Freedom of Religion
The Temple Mount
After the war, Israel abolished all the discriminatory laws promulgated by Jordan and adopted its own tough standard for safeguarding access to religious shrines. “Whoever does anything that is likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the various religions to the places sacred to them,” Israeli law stipulates, is “liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.” Israel also entrusted administration of the holy places to their respective religious authorities.

Muslim rights on the Temple Mount, the site of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aksa Mosque, have not been infringed, and the holy places are under the supervision of the Muslim Waqf. Although it is the holiest site in Judaism, Israel has left the Temple Mount under the control of Muslim religious authorities.

Since 1967, hundreds of thousands of Muslims and Christians — many from Arab countries that remain in a state of war with Israel — have come to Jerusalem to see their holy places. Arab leaders are free to visit Jerusalem to pray if they wish to, just as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat did at the El-Aksa mosque.

Along with religious freedom, Palestinian Arabs in Jerusalem have unprecedented political rights. Arab residents were given the choice of whether to become Israeli citizens. Most chose to retain their Jordanian citizenship. Moreover, regardless of whether they are citizens, Jerusalem Arabs are permitted to vote in municipal elections and play a role in the administration of the city.[316]

Indeed, some lament: “The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.”[317][318]

Racist isolation and boycott campaign since 1945

Copying “The most notable example of an anti-Jewish boycott.. that instituted by the Nazis in 1933.”[319] Arab nations started boycotting Jewish products even before the modern State of Israel, in 1945.[320] In recent years it has also been linked with causing racism against Jews.[321] In “BDS, Anti-Semitism’s New Face,” the writer expands on the movement to “isolate Israel as part of their program to destroy Israel.”[322] One of the major pushers for the “divestment campaign” to isolate Israel, is The Arab based ‘CounterPunch.’ (hosted by Pilosoft, which hosts as well various Arab organizations including aljadid, associated with the ADC Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee and) It is also one of the leading “truthers,” malevolently spreading around conspiracy theories about the Islamic 9/11 attack.[323] The Palestinian lobby… 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.[324] Scholar explains the roots of modern boycott:

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…[325]

Author G. Jochnowitz:

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.[326]

In a classical example, an ardent anti-Israel “advocate”, who has -for a long time- called for a boycott of Israeli goods, jumped to the next step by calling (in 2009): “Do not buy anything from businesses run by the Jewish community.”[327]

Arab nationalism, Fascism and Nazism

Arab nationalist movements are deeply rooted in the Fascist and Nazi rise of the 1920’s and 1930’s, “literally all of the founders of Arab nationalism, Amin el-Husseini, Sati’ al-Husri, Michel Aflaq, and others, were in this category: Arab nationalism itself was a direct imitation of German nationalism during the interwar period when the Germans turned to Nazism.”[328] One of the first [modern] pan-Arab and pan-Islamic leader/hero was Hitler’s staunch ally, the Mufti of “Palestine.”[329][330][331]
Arab officials requested from the Nazis in 1933 the establishing of Arab Nazi Parties in Palestine and in Iraq. It was rejected by Nazi officials at that time.[332] (It seems, the Germans didn’t pick -what they considered- a member of the “monkey” race, as Hilter regarded the Arabs,[333] but a “pure Aryan,” like: Ben Salem, former SS-Bann- fuehrer Bernard Bender, who was Chief of the Gestapo Special Branch for detection of Jewish underground movements in Poland and Russia,[334] ran the Political Section of the Egyptian Gestapo, and was called by the Germans the chief of the Arab Nazi party and chosen by the enemy as the future representative of the Arabs in the political meaning of the word.[335]) Nevertheless, an Arab Nazi Party in Palestine was in effect active later on by the Husseinis who used the Palestinian Arab Party for it.[336]
The “pan-Arab and pan-Islamic alliance with the Nazi regime,”[337] has a long lingering impact till today,[338] with parallel ideologies and aspirations in pan-Arabism and pan-Islamism.[339]

Libya

The Libyan Arab Republic is a major hub in the slavery market coming out of the Arab-Islamic controlled Khartom regime.[340] There have been major racist attacks against African migrant workers,[341] Over the years, reports have surfaced of harsh, sometimes xenophobic, behaviour by Libyans towards black African migrant workers.[342] Blacks have been used as scapegoat in the 2011 uprising against the oppressive regime of Gadhafi.[343] Gadhafi is accused of bringing a truly racist crusade against Chad and Africa,[344] and for pushing the Arabization in the Sudan-Chad region via a racist pan-Arab ideology, Arab supremacy on non-Arabs.[345]

Berbers spoke out against “Gaddafi’s dictatorship to stop its discriminatory apartheid policy on all things Amazigh.”[346] World Amazigh Congress in January 2011 stated that “The Khadafi regime… continues to follow its apartheid politics towards Imazighen, depriving them of their language and culture, and threatening them with death when they claim their Amazigh identity.”[347] In May 2011, Berber activists held the “Moroccan flag during a protest.” In “solidarity with Bouzakhar brothers detained by the Libyan apartheid regime.”[348]

Iraq

The Ba’ath regime since the 1950s’ was regarded “a kind of Arab Nazi Party.”[349]
In Iraq, the racist fringe has come to occupy center stage; it was Saddam Hussein’s foster-father, uncle, and father-in-law Khairullah Tulfa who wrote the edifying pamphlet. Whom God Should Not Have Created: Persians, Jews and Flies.[350][351]
Sunnis in Iraq have viciously enforced ethnic and religious apartheid in Iraq for over 40 years against minorities such as: Kurds, Shia and Marsh Arabs.[352] The Sunni ruling class of this Iraqi minority, behaved like Apartheid of South Africa, against the rest of Iraqi diversity.[353]
Saddam, in his racist anti non-Arab hatred of the Kurds,[354][355] has carried out the genocide in Anfal, where he used chemical weapons, with a clear goal of ethnic cleansing the Kurdish population.[356] He also conducted ethnic cleansing against the Shi’a Iraqis and the Marsh Arabs whose culture has flourished for more than a millennium.[357][358]

The Times has put it “Kurdish and marsh Arab genocide and anti Shi’ite apartheid.”[359] Even today, the Kurds suffer second class status and racism.[360]
Arab “Palestinians,” have been brutally targeted in Iraq, Palestinians face rape, torture, death in post-2003 Iraq, desperately in need of help to leave county.[M.E. OnLine, Nov, 2006. http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=18521] There has been a real Palestinians: ‘Ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq, especially in 2006.[361]
Black Iraqis face racism.[362]

Yemen

The section with a darker complexion, the indigenous al-Akhdam, the “lowest” class, have been subject to cruel racial stigmatization, harsh discrimination and oppression.[363][364]

From a report submitted to the UN, in May 2011 on the “human rights situation of the Al-Akhdam population”:

The report focuses specifically on the human rights situation of the Al-Akhdam community in Yemen, a situation which has been addressed by the Committee in the List of Issues
For centuries the Al-Akhdam has suffered perpetual discrimination, persecution and ensuing crimesat Yemens most marginal social, economic, and political spaces where they are violently excluded from mainstream society as an untouchable ethnic outcaste.
Social discrimination faced by the Al-Akhdam
Local folklore proverbs, inherited over generations, have helped isolating the Akhdam socially andhave enhanced enhanced apartheid-like differences.
Such proverbs indicate that the Akhdam are unclean and dirty, e.g. Never be lured by Akhdam, who are dirty even in bones or: If a dog eats in your saucer, clean it; but if a khadem eats in your saucer, break it.[365][366]

Palestinian-Arabs

1) Anti-black Arab racism in the area of Palestine dates back at least since the Bedouins’ owning African slaves.[367] The groups of black people living in the Negev and as refugees in Gaza today are the descendants of slaves of the Bedouin.[368][369][370] In Arabic “oabd,” pl. “oabid.”[371] However, slavery as an institution faded away by the Bedouins only when they came under the Israelis.[372] Under the old system slaves could not sit in the guest tent, or shig, at the same level as their masters. In some places this is still observed, with the role of the black people as inferior “servants.”[373]

Arab-Palestinian authority has been condemned[374] for a racist cartoon against African-American C. Rice[375][376] by its press. The Hamas authority in Gaza portrayed C. Rice as a “black snake.”[377]

2) Targeting of civilian Jews by Arab Palestinians and Hezbollah only because they are Jews, has been well noted, despite all excuses under which Arab-Islamic attackers hide under.[378] A writer in Haaretz exposes the racism of Arabs (in Israel/Palestine) justifying terror against Jews: 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.[379]
During Israel’s anti-terror operation in Jenin (2002), Arab “Palestinians” refused [to be helped/cured by] blood donations from Jews, because they didn’t want ‘Jewish blood.’[380] Jews are frequently described as [in radical Islamic teaching] “apes and pigs.”[381] This typical Palestinian-Arab racism of dehumanization of Jews is shamelessly paraded on national TV.[382] The constant Anti-Jewish hatred campaign by Palestinian political, religious Authority and media is documented.[383]
Hamas, and its anti-Jewish hate literature was connected,[384] for example, to the Islamic gang “The Barbarians,” who in 2006, kidnapped Ilan Halimi in Paris, targeted for being a Jew,[385] tortured him for over 3 weeks,[386] often while the Quran was recited.[387][388][389] Kidnappers were torturing Halimi – for their amusement,[390] then stabbed him and set him alight.[391]
JPost article decries Arab racism’s plan for [ethnic cleansing] “No Jews in Judea,” and how critics are pre-occupied with Israel who’s “ultra-tolerant”, yet, are silent about Arab racism.[392]
Researcher I. Marcus shows the “striking similiarities of Palestinian and Nazi racism,” and the taboo -since WW2- of incitement to genocide of Jews, that has been broken by the Palestinian authority.[393]

3) The refugees of 1948’s plight under ‘Palestinian authority’ has been categorized as an apartheid status.

In an article titled “Enforced Misery: The PA and the Balata ‘Refugee’ Camp,” A. H. Miller asks: Where are the flotillas protesting the PA’s version of apartheid?

If you want to use the term “apartheid” to characterize some aspect of Middle East politics, then Balata is a good place to apply it. It is the Palestinian Authority’s answer to Soweto.
The PA does not permit the children of Balata to go to local schools. It does not permit the people of Balata to build outside the one square kilometer. The people of Balata are prevented from voting in local elections, and the PA provides none of the funds for the necessary infrastructure of the camp – including sewers and roads.
Balata and the other refugee camps are showcases of contrived misery. They are Potemkin villages in reverse. Naïve peace activists and unsophisticated Western clergy are led through such camps to witness the refugee drama, with Israel conveniently and prominently cast in the role of villain.
Originally, there were about 700,000 Palestinian refugees. Because the Palestinians have rewritten the meaning of the term “refugee,” creating refugees that transcend generations; there are now 4.5 million Palestinian refugees.
The original number of Palestinian refugees is roughly equivalent to the number of Mizrahi Jews that were forcibly evicted from the Arab and Islamic world after the establishment of the state of Israel. Israel, and to a lesser degree the West, absorbed these refugees. Within three years, they ceased being refugees. Today, neither they nor their descendants inhabit dismal, overcrowded camps, living as a people apart and without hope.
The Arab world supposedly cares about the plight of the Palestinians. But the Arabs have done little to transform Palestinian refugees into citizens. With the exception of Jordan, Palestinian refugees have been treated throughout the Arab world as a people apart – people to be showcased, but not to be extended a modicum of civility and compassion.[394]

S. Stern exposed ‘the hypocrisy of the Palestinians when it comes to hurling accusations of “apartheid,”‘ under “Mr Abbas tear down this wall”:

Balata’s Palestinian residents are prohibited, by the Palestinian Authority, from building homes outside the camp’s official boundaries. They do not vote on municipal issues and receive no PA funding for roads or sanitation. As part of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s “economic renaissance” and state-building project, a brand new Palestinian city named Rawabi is planned for the West Bank near Bethlehem. But there will be no room at the inn for the Balata refugees. Sixty years after the first Arab-Israeli war, Balata might accurately be defined as a UN-administered, quasi-apartheid, welfare ghetto.
This historical and political absurdity-unique in the experience of the world’s tens of millions of refugees displaced by modern war and political conflict-helps explain why Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas walked away from the best deal his people have ever been offered. It happened in November 2008, when Ehud Olmert, then the prime minister of Israel, presented him with a detailed map of a future Palestinian state that, with land swaps, would constitute close to 100 percent of the territory of the West Bank and Gaza prior to the June 1967 war. Olmert also offered to divide Jerusalem, enabling the Palestinians to locate their capital in the eastern half of the city. The only thing he would not agree to was a right of return for Palestinian refugees-for the obvious reason that this would mean the end of the Jewish state.[395]

4) The “Palestinian” Arabs have a long history of targeting the ethnic Maronite Christians. As a result of the Syria-Palestinian crimes in Lebanon, there are charges that they’re responsible for the deaths of approximately 100,000 Lebanese and the flight of about a half a million people from the country.[396] One of the highlighted massacres was in Damour, 1976, which proceeded the Sabra Shatila “reprisal”[397] attack by the Christians.[398]

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Gulf Arabs

Some two million Asian maids are subjected to physical abuse, beating, sexual harassment, rape in Gulf states, without proper legal cover.[399]

In an extended article about “Arab Racism against Non-Arabs: Slavery in our Times,” Pakistani journalist traces the current racism and Arab supremacy against all non-Arabs to the early days of Islam. [400] Saudi Arabia has been especially noted for harsh treatments of South Asians.[401] Amnesty charged on Saudi Arabia that Asian workers continue to suffer behind closed doors.[402]
In one example, the Daily Mail published (Nov. 2010) “Shocking photos of Indonesian maid after Saudi employer hacked off her lips.” As activists put it: ‘Again and again we hear about slavery-like conditions, torture, sexual abuse and even death, but our government has chosen to ignore it. Why? Because migrant workers generate $7.5billion of dollars (£4.7billion) in foreign exchange every year.’[403]
New York Times’ columnist Maureen Dowd wrote about: “gender apartheid,” on “the plight of maids in Saudi Arabia,” and that “many workers are on death row and don’t get a fair trial.”[404]

Sri Lankan maids are abused across the Arab middle east.[405]
From some atrocious examples: a maid ‘held hostage’ for 14 years in Saudi Arabia. Campaigners decry “widespread abuse, and conditions close to slavery. Sexual abuse and physical violence are often reported.” One incident, which received widespread publicity, involved a Sri Lankan maid repatriated after having nails hammered into her legs, hands and forehead.[406] From a 2011 report: “Nepali women victims of prostitution and slavery in Arab countries”, asserts that “hundreds of women emigrated for work to Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and other Islamic countries, and have not been heard from for years. Those who succeed in returning home shows signs of physical exhaustion, injuries and are often infected with AIDS.”[407] Worth mentioning, that the Saudis “supplied oil to the apartheid regime in South Africa to help it survive an international boycott.”[408] The UAE has been accused of slavery of Asians (mainly Pakistanis and Indians), keeping them in horrindes conditions and exploiting them immensely.[409] After an outcry, the government was finally forced to acknowledge and adnmit to the wide ‘racism in Dubai.’[410] ‎ N. Malik wrote in The Guardian (2011) “Dubai’s skyscrapers, stained by the blood of migrant workerson,” that “It seems to me a place where the worst of western capitalism and the worst of Gulf Arab racism meet in a horrible vortex.”[411] The South Asian slaves under the Arab business elites have been dubbed “The second coming of Saladin.”[412] An estimated 10 million Asians work in the Emirates in quasi-slave.[413] F. Ghitis wrote (in 2010): “Foreign women are treated like slaves,” citing testimony that “nothing compares to the plight of South Asian women in Saudi Arabia.”

Saudi Arabia hosts some eight million foreigners, mostly poor people from Asia and the Middle East, desperate for work. Hundreds of thousands are women employed as domestic workers, living in conditions that are often no better than slavery. Some 400,000 Sri Lankans live there, mostly women working in private homes. Too many of them experience horrific abuse, including beatings, rape and even murder.
Sri Lankan politician Ranjan Ramanayake says he frequently receives pleading calls from relatives of workers in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia is the worst, he noted. “It is followed by Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Abu Dhabi. Our mothers, sisters and daughters undergo unspeakable harassment.[414]

Some reported that ‘Indian maids tortured, denied food, treated worse than dogs,’ in Qatar.[415]

Mr. Yemini on historic Kuwaiti-Arab apartheid against Arab-Palestinians:

In 1991 Palestinians made up 30% of the country’s population. Compared to other Arab countries, their situation was reasonable. Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. In the framework of attempts at compromise which preceded the first Gulf war, Saddam brought up the ‘suggestion’ of withdrawal from Kuwait in return for an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and the West Bank. The PLO with Yasser Arafat at its head supported Saddam. That support was the opening shot for one of the worst events in Palestinian history. After the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation began an anti-Palestinian campaign which included persecution, arrests and show trials. The difficult saga ended with the expulsion of 450,000 Palestinians. Some of which, incidentally, had been there since the 1930s and many had no connection to Arafat’s support for Saddam. And despite that, they were subject to collective punishment, transfer of proportions similar to the ‘Naqba’ of 1948, which barely merited a mention in the world media. There are numerous academic papers on the expulsion and fleeing in 1948. There are close to zero papers on the subject of the ‘Naqba’ of ’91.[416]

The Arab-Sunni anti-Shiite oppression in Bahrain, defined as apartheid, is not only culturally and religiously separation,[417] but ethnically[418] and racist as well. Or as some called it “Arab apartheid.” New York Times’ N. Kristof asked: “Is this Apartheid in Bahrain?”[419] Subsequently there were calls for

How About a Bahraini Apartheid Week? P. Benson asks:

Can you imagine the outrage if Israel treated Israeli Arabs and Palestinians the same way Kristof describes Bahrain’s Sunni elite treating Shias?
There’s a fear of the rabble, a distrust of full democracy, a sense of entitlement. Apartheid isn’t exactly the right metaphor, because there isn’t formal separation (although neighborhoods are often either Sunni or Shia), and people routinely have very close friends of the other sect. But how can a system when 70 percent of the population is not eligible for the army be considered fair? How can a system in which the leading cabinet positions are filled by one family be considered fair?
The government talks about “unity” and complains that the opposition is encouraging sectarianism. Please! An American friend was on the roundabout Thursday morning when police attacked. They caught him but when they saw he was American they were friendly and said they were hunting Shia only. My friend said the experience left him feeling icy, as if they were hunting rats. And several people I talked to who were there said that the police used anti-Shia epithets and curses as they were beating prisoners.[420]

New York Times’ Anthony Shadid in an (Aug. 2011) overview “After Arab Revolts, Reigns of Uncertainty,”‎

… Syrian rebels denounce Hezbollah, which prides itself on its resistance to Israel. Bahrain withdrew its ambassador from Damascus as it carried out a crackdown on its Shiite majority that smacks of apartheid.[421]

And on the HuffintonPost S. Cohen wrote: “Bahrain: The Missing ‘A’ Word”

In all the coverage of the freedom protests in Bahrain, a certain word beginning with the letter ‘A’ has been strikingly absent.
I don’t mean ‘autocratic.’ Nor ‘authoritarian.’ Both of those have been invoked, and rightly so.
I refer to the word ‘apartheid.’ The Afrikaner term for ‘separateness,’ apartheid prevailed in South Africa from 1948 until 1993, when that country was under white minority rule.
While apartheid as a system was snuffed out in South Africa, it has survived as a descriptor that is deployed, in the main, by the bitterest detractors of Israel, but is arguably more relevant in the case of another Middle Eastern country: Bahrain.
It’s always worth recalling what the original model of apartheid involved. In South Africa, 90 percent of the population was composed of non-whites (blacks in the main, but also mixed race and Indian communities) who were disenfranchised and deprived of fundamental human and civil rights.
Through such measures as the Group Areas Act (1950), the Bantu Education Act (1953), the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act (1953), the Suppression of Communism Act (1950), and the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (1949), the apartheid regime micromanaged the lives of its subjects on the basis of their skin color. Under apartheid, it was the law that determined where blacks could live, what they could study, which seats they could occupy on public transport, what they could say or write publicly, with whom they could share a bed or marry.
It was this reliance on law that made apartheid South Africa peculiar. Discrimination is a feature of most countries, but very few enshrine it within a legal framework.
In Bahrain, where 70 per cent of the population is Shi’a, and power and wealth are concentrated in the hands of the Sunni minority, the constitution speaks of equality — formally, then, it’s very different to apartheid South Africa. Yet when it comes to actual practice, the similarities are striking, as this report from the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) makes painfully clear.

Mr. Cohen goes on about the ethnic separation in apartheid Bahrain:

Residency rights, for example, are at least partly determined by ethnic origin. The report discusses “one of Bahrain’s largest district, Riffa,” which occupies “more than 40 percent of Bahrain land, in which a majority of the members of ruling family reside.” Shi’a and some Persian origin Sunnis, the report continues, are prohibited from living there. A Reuters report last October highlighted a related problem: the 53,000 Shi’a who have been denied government housing because of their origin, some for as long as 20 years.
It’s a similar story in the labor market. “Employment in government bureaus does not follow a clear and specific standard, but is governed by family and sectarian connections,” the BCHR report says, pointing out that the Shi’a majority occupies, at most, 18 percent of the top jobs in government. When it comes to unemployment, 95 percent of those without jobs are Shi’a.
Do these facts about discrimination in Bahrain add up to apartheid? A sober analysis based on the understanding of apartheid as a system, rather than a pejorative term to be thrown at those you don’t like, would conclude that the overlap is hardly precise. At the same time, there is no arguing against the claim that Bahrain is a society where inequality is ethnically rooted, and then buttressed by the denial of civic and political freedoms.

He exposes the real agenda of those loud shouters of “apartheid” only to propogate against Israel while being silent where (really) applicable:

Bahrain is not the only Arab country where minorities rule over majorities: Syria is another, as was Iraq under Saddam Hussein. In none of these cases has the word “apartheid” ever been uttered. Those South Africans, such as Bishop Desmond Tutu, who have eagerly franchised the word in the case of Israel have been absolutely silent when it comes to Arab parallels. And believe me, it’s not because they are worried about social scientific rigor.[422]

One can catch a glimpse into (tightly closed) racist Saudi Arab society from a Sunday Times article titled “How a British jihadi saw the light.” Testimony includes,

Racism was an integral part of Saudi society. My students often used the word “nigger” to describe black people. Even dark-skinned Arabs were considered inferior to their lighter-skinned cousins.[423]

it even stretches to inter-Saudi racism with one tribe singing derogatory odes about another tribe.[424]

Al-Nuwaisser, describes his (2007) book “Sami, an unwanted child, deals with corruption and racism in Saudi Arabia.”[425]

In “Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis,” John R. Bradley Wrote about racism in Saudi Arabia to its dark skinned citizens

A desirable quarter at the height of the oil-boom years of the 1970s, Al-Ruwais has become one of the last places any Saudi would choose to live (and since Westerners have become the targets of Islamists they, … though, it merely proved unpleasant, with its crumbling villas and dingy, pot-holed lanes that lead from the main roads to pockets of slum housing, where trash remained uncollected for weeks and sewage trickled down the crushed, rat-infested gutters. Its inhabitants were still mostly Saudis, but almost all of them were not only poor but also black: an early hint of how the endemic racism in Saudi society is not directed exclusively at Third World immigrants. There were other hints, too…[426]

Author R. Loimeier cites:

Many African Muslims who studied in Saudi Arabia did in fact not become Wahhābī but were appalled by many aspects of life in Saudi Arabia , such as Saudi racism toward Africans and the hypocrisy of Saudi lifestyles ( outwardly religious, inwardly Western and materialistic).[427]

Turkey

In 2003, the ‘European Armenian Federation’ urged EU to Denounce Turkey’s Anti Armenian Apartheid Policies Stating: “The European Commission should be well aware that blaming low level officials for continued human rights abuses and violations is the Turkish Government’s usual alibi in its effort to clean up its image with international organization,” After it was unveiled that while the report cites a number of human rights violations related to freedom of speech–rights of minorities–torture–and the lack of constitutional law–it does not highlight the lack of political will to bring about positive change. Further–while the report apparently discusses the hardships of most non-Muslim minorities in Turkey–it refrains from focusing on the ongoing policy of oppression against the Armenian minority in that country.
Furthermore: “In addition to the religious discrimination that all Christian minorities suffer in Turkey–the Armenia’s–who are descendants of the victims of the genocide committed by the Turkish government–are subjected to a distinct policy of racism–an anti-Armenian policy of apartheid,” added Tchoboian.

“Their collective rights continue to be violated through threats of confiscation and expropriation of school facilities–churches and community institutions and daily attacks on their freedom of speech–opinion and conscience. Here again–despite the promise of reforms–the government has erected insurmountable obstacles and attributed them to the poor application of the law by “local officials.”
Tchoboian cited a directive issued by Turkish Minister of Education Huseyin Celik earlier this year as a flagrant example of the ongoing oppression of the Armenian minority. The April 14–2003–decree mandated that all schools in Turkey–including Armenian schools–sponsor essay competitions and events denying the Armenian Genocide. Turkish teachers who questioned the circular have been arrested and dismissed from their jobs. “This policy was orchestrated by top government leaders–not by local officials,” remarked Tchoboian.

The Chairperson of the European Armenian Federation warned that the absence of firm action by European authorities serves to encourage the Turkish authorities to extend with impunity their policy and practices of denial to the university level. The European Parliament’s concerns regarding this issue–as expressed in the Oostlander report–should trigger a response by European executive authorities against Turkey’s racist decrees.”[428]

Turkey’s Constitution provides a single nationality designation for all Turks and thus does not recognize ethnic groups as national, racial, or ethnic minorities.[429] Greek critic wrote on the Kemalist exclusiveness racist ideology in an article entitled: “Turks: Racist Violence in Turkey. Turks: Racist Practices.”[430]

In Muslim Turkey, victims include : Greeks, [some of anti-Greek racism by Muslim Turkey is due to Turkey’s ethnic cleansing crimes,[431]] Armenians, Kurds, Jews (For example, on March 2010, A Turkish newspaper reports that police burst into an Istanbul synagogue during recent Sabbath services and demanded worshipers’ ID’s.[432]) and others.[433] The Kurds are probably hit hardest in racial persecution.[434] The Ottawa Citizen on the “apartheid week”: Turkey and other Muslim countries make sure the Kurds remain stateless and dispossessed – and campus activists couldn’t care less…[435] There were reports of Turkey using chemical weapons against Kurdish rebels.[436]

Iraqi-Kurdish cinematographer: “Unfortunately today for Kurds in Turkey, in Syria, in Iran, it is very hard to make movies. It’s very difficult to work because there is an apartheid against Kurdish [people], there is no equality, there are no human rights, there is no freedom.”[437]

It has been mentioned that Turkey’s Constitution is against the Kurds and the apartheid constitution is very similar to it.[438] Author A. Manafy: The Kurdish deprivation of their own culture, language, and tradition is incompatible with democratic norms. It reflects an apartheid system that victimizes minorities like Armenians, Kurds, and Shii Muslems [Shiite Muslims].[439] Some have put it: “religious and racial apartheid.”[Official journal of the European Communities: Debates of the European Parliament: Issues 433-435 (1993) http://books.google.com/books?&id=WWWJAAAAMAAJ&dq=isolationism]

In a journalist’s words: “racial attacks, genocides and the national oppression policy adopted against the Kurdish people in Turkey.”[440]

There’s an exclusion and a supremacy against Kurds and non-Muslims in Turkey.[441] Kurdish activists called for: sit-ins and demonstrations to end the Turkish version of the Apartheid.[442]

Greeks wrote extensively on Turkey’s Aggression, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Apartheid Policy in Cyprus.[443] The quotas on the “resettlement” of Greeks limited to a Turkish Muslim majority has been branded a real apartheid.[444]

Under title “Will the Wall Tumble Down?” written in the Houston Post and appaering in the ‘U.S. Government Printing Office Home Page,’ (March 1994):

To cross the border, you first show your passport to Greek Cypriot military officials. They will let you by, but only after asking politely that you not go. They point to a hand-painted sign that reads:
Attention!
Beyond this checkpoint is an area of Cyprus still occupied by Turkish troops since the invasion in 1974. The invaders expelled 180,000 Cypriots of Greek origin from their ancestral home and brought over colonists from mainland Turkey to replace them.
Enjoy yourself in this land of racial purity and true apartheid.
Enjoy the sight of our desecrated churches.
Enjoy what remains of our looted heritage and homes.
Below the sign is a painting of Cyprus with a bloody dagger stuck through the heart of Nicosia.[445]

Some spoke out (1994) in the US Governent against Turkey’s “apartheid and partition policies” on Cyprus.[446]

A journalist reminds us: “Turkey continues to harass and persecute its Alevis, Kurds, Zoroastrians and other minorities.” and asks: How many Christians or Jews, for example, are in its government?[447]

There’s wide Islamic religious discrimination[448] against the Alevi minority in Turkey, they have a history of persecution and apartheid, past and present in that country.[449][450]

Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran treats its Arabs as second class citizens.[451] Often, Ahwazi Arabs face Execution in Iran.[452][453]
Ahwaz Human Rights Organization speaking on behalf of Arab-Iranian or Ahwazi Arab [indigenous] minority in Iran: “since 1925 its been dominated and ruled by the Persian ethnic group –thus creating a cultural and a linguistic apartheid.”[454]
In 2010, the UN anti-racism panel found Iran discriminating against Kurds, Arabs and other ethnic minorities. The racism body decried Iran’s horrific treatment of its subjects.[455]

Indeed the UNPO organization decried (in 2010): “Iran An Unknown Apartheid,”

Iranian representatives plead for international community to address bigotry towards minorities.
UNPO representatives addressed Permanent Missions in the UN on Friday 12 February to decry the situation of minorities within the Islamic Republic of Iran, just days before Iran comes under examination in their first ever Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council.
The event hosted by Interfaith International and UNPO provided a platform for debate and discussion of rights violations with a particular focus on the Baloch, Ahwazi Arab, Azerbaijani Turk and Kurdish minorities.
In reference to the obstacles placed before religious and ethnic minorities in the workplace and to gain access to university, Mr. Nasser Boladai from West Balochistan denounced life for many citizens in Iran as a form of “apartheid about which the world is unaware”.[456]

There are charges of the Islamic Republic’s racism and apartheid against non-Iranians even in sports.[457]

Filmaker spoke out on Iran’s “apartheid against Kurdish [people], there is no equality, there are no human rights, there is no freedom.”[458]

In “Iran and the challenge of diversity: Islamic fundamentalism, Aryanist racism, and democratic struggles,” author A. Asgharzadeh interrogates the racist construction of Arya/Aria and Aryanism in an Iranian context, arguing that a racialized interpretation of these concepts has given the Indo-European speaking Persian ethnic group an advantage over Iran’s non-Persian nationalities and communities. [459]

On Iranian racism, author elaborates: the bogus pro- Palestinian politics of the reigning regime degenerates into an anti-Jewish language. Iranian racism is particularly evident in Tehran, where similar racist negativity is directed at provincial Iranians- the Isfahanis, the Rashtis, the Azaris, the Kurds, the Lors, the Baluchis, the Arabs, or what the Tehranis in moments of unsurpassed whitewashed racism call dehatis, a nasty derogatory term meaning “the peasants.” The roots of this Tehrani-based racism is deeply buried in the whitewashed, Eurocentric Iranian bourgeoisie, who grotesquely identify with Europe, dye their hair blond, provincial Iranians.[460] Son of a dark-skinned Iranian tells of Iranian racism in the manner by which his dad was called.[461]

Ahmadinejad was accused of anti-African racism when he called Barack Obama a “house slave.”[462]

Iran’s Hezbollah

Iranian proxy, [Lebanese based] Hezbollah’s TV Al-Manar is termed: ‘Beacon of Hatred.’[463][464] Not surprisingly, France, Spain, Germany and the US have all banned al-Manar.[465] ‘Der Spiegel’ points out in an article titled: “‘Wipe Out the Jews’: Anti-Semitic Hate Speech in the Name of Islam,” that the ‘Hamas station’, which was founded in 2006, is modeled on the Hezbollah station.[466]
Iran and its Hezbollah Arab terror thugs who aided the Arab-Islamic attackers, murderers of around 3,000 people on 9/11 [2001],[467][468][469][470] were quick to invent ‘conspiracy theories’ immediately afterwards, [part of a routine] to pin their crimes against humanity on their victims, the Zionists. The venom was spread via its Al-Manar TV.[471] Interesting enough, Al-Qaeda itself refuted it. Osama bin Laden’s chief deputy said: “Iran propagated 9/11 theory.”[472]
Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, in a speech delivered in Beirut and aired on Al-Manar TV on September 28, 2001, went on a rant on the Jewish people in general, with Nazi like theories, fusing with radical Islam interpretations.[473] On October 23, 2002 he uttered his genocidal hateful statement: “If they all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”[474][475][476]

Egypt

From a historic overview on Egypt’s ethnic leansing of the indigenous Nubians, forced Arabization and Egyptian racist apartheid policies.

The De-Nubianization Policies in Egypt and the Sudan… the officially explicit and illicit policies aimed at marginalizing the Nubians in both Egypt and the Sudan by, first, driving them away from their historical homelands by systematically impoverishing their region; secondly, re-settling Arab groups in the lands the Nubians leave behind; thirdly, pushing the Nubians into Arabicization through biased educational curricula at the expense of their own languages and culture; fourth, nursing a culture of complicity among the Nubian intellectuals so as to help facilitate these policies… racist and Apartheid-like policy is adopted by the Egyptian government… how the Egyptian government began re-settling them in the Nubian regions which was evacuated four decades ago against the will of its historical people, the Nubians. In doing this the Egyptian government is consciously pushing the Nubians into being completely assimilated and Arabized, a policy pursued by the successive Egyptian governments.[477]

Egypt’s blacks suffer racism.[478] Egyptian regime cracked down on African migrants.[479] Egyptian soldiers even killed Darfurians trying to escape into free and democratic state of Israel.[480]
Nubians in Egypt have endured ethnic cleansing[481] and suffer racism.[482]
The Coptic minority, known to be the true native, indigenous Egyptians (pre-dating the Arab-Islamic invaders),[483] have been under severe persecution, especially whenever the Egyptian regime had better relations with the Muslim Brotherhood.[484] Nasser’s Arab-Nationalism’s policies effected the Copts greatly.[485] The Copts: “We have suffered greatly from racism, sectarianism and this is abhorrent.”[486]
British MP Edward Leigh, asked (June, 2000) “to end educational apartheid… and to prevent massacres and killings..”]http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/westminster_hall/2000/jun/14/christians-in-egypt]
Arab-Islamic Egypt has an official ‘legalized’ apartheid system. Human rights activist E. Bejjani (2011): The first and major failure and setback committed by the “Higher Military Egyptian Council” members was in their stubborn clinging to Article Two in the country’s constitution that legalizes discrimination and apartheid. It states verbatim: “Islam is the religion of the state, Arabic is its official language, and the principles of Islamic Sharia are the main source of legislation”.[487] Egypt was also accused by Baptists of apartheid against Christians.[488] Others have also described the treatment of its Copts as similar to apartheid.[489][490] Some have put it: “religious and racial apartheid.”[Official journal of the European Communities: Debates of the European Parliament: Issues 433-435 (1993) http://books.google.com/books?&id=WWWJAAAAMAAJ&dq=isolationism]

After yet another anti-Christian attack in Egypt (in 2007), activist wrote “Keeping the Copts Subjugated”:

..the violent Muslim pogrom in Bimha bears the same features of other anti-Christian pogroms of the past decade. These familiar elements indicate that the security situation for Egypt’s indigenous Copts (who are Christian) is growing increasingly tenuous. The tragedy in Bimha takes Egypt another step backwards into religious and ethnic apartheid as it further reinforces Egypt’s indigenous Christian Copts not as equal citizens, but as a subjugated people – dhimmis. It also presents Egyptians with yet another precedent which demonstrates that Copts (Egypt’s remnant indigenous peoples, the descendants of the Pharaohs, Christians for nearly 2000 years) can be terrorized, robbed and killed with impunity.[491]

In the summer 2010 edition of The Caucus, a political magazine at the University of Ottawa, an elaborated article appeared “Sectarian Violence: Egypt’s Version of Apartheid.”[492]

After removing H. Mubarak in Egypt in a so-called “Arab spring,” (termed also ‘Christian Winter’[493]) anti-Christian attacks intensified, Copt activists called (October, 2011): “Please stop religious apartheid in Egypt.
Shame on you Egyptian army and police Beating up viciously Christians peacefully protesting the burning of church in Edfu.” And why Egypt doesn’t arrest the Mosque’s Imam who incites for violence, and the impunity for the Muslim mob attacking church.[494]

Egypt’s barring Israelis has been branded an “apartheid” policy.[495]
During celebration of toppling H. Mubarak’s regime, a mob with over 200 Arab men in a “wolf pack,” brutally attacked a CBS reporter by yelling “Jew!” she was raped multiple times.[496]

Under ‘The Arab Apartheid’ B. D. Yemini reminds us on the treatment of Arab Palestinians by the Egyptian Arabs:

What happened to the people of the Gaza Strip? How did the Egyptians treat them? Strangely, there are very few items of research relating to those days. But it is a little difficult to hide that not so distant past. The Strip became a closed camp. The exit from Gaza was almost impossible. The Gazans (indigenous and refugees) were subject to strict limitations on employment, education and more. Every evening a curfew was enforced from sunset to sunrise the next day. Only in one field did Egypt help as much as it could: textbooks contained severe incitement against Jews. As early as 1950 Egypt informed the UN that “due to over-population” it could not help the Palestinians by resettling them. That was a suspect excuse. Egypt scuppered a proposal by the UN to re-settle 150,000 refugees in Libya. Even many of the refugees who had run away earlier and were in Egypt proper were forced to move to the giant concentration camp which was being created in the Gaza Strip. In fact, all the proposals for the re-settlement of refugees were brought down by the Arab nations.
Despite the total closure, there are witness statements telling what happened in the Strip in those years. The American journalist Martha Gellhorn visited the refugee camps in 1961. She arrived in the Strip too. It wasn’t simple. Gellhorn describes the bureaucratic torture involved in securing an entry visa to Gaza, the days of waiting in Cairo. She also describes the “stark contrast between the pleasantries of the clerks and the anti-Semitic propaganda flowering in Cairo”. “The Gaza Strip is not a hole”, recounts Gellhorn, “but a big prison. The Government of Egypt is the prison guard”. She describes a strict military regime, with all the elite of the Gaza Strip residents expressing devoutly Nasserite views. And so, for instance, “during 13 years (1948-1961) only 300 refugees received temporary exit visas”. The only thing the Egyptians provided for the Palestinians was hate propaganda.
This isn’t the only witness. In 1966 a Saudi Arabian newspaper published a letter from a resident of the Strip:
“I would be happy if the Strip was conquered by Israel. That way at least we would know that those who abuse our honour, hurt us and torture us – are the Zionist oppressor, Ben Gurion and not the Arab brother whose name is Abdel Nasser. The Jews did not suffer under Hitler as we are suffering under Nasser. In order to go to Cairo or Alexandria or other towns, we have to go through torture.”
Radio Jeddah in Saudi Arabia broadcasted the following:
“We are aware of the laws which prevent Palestinians from working in Egypt. We must ask Cairo what is this iron curtain which Abdel Nasser and his band have erected around the strip and the refugees? The military governor in Gaza has forbidden every Arab to travel to Cairo without a military permit, which is valid for only 24 hours. Imagine, Arabs, how Nasser, who claims to be the Arab national pioneer, is behaving towards the miserable Arabs of Gaza, who are starving whilst the military governor and his officers enjoy the riches of the Strip.”
Even if we take into account that these are exaggerated descriptions, in a framework of the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Nasser, still we are left with a repressive regime of two decades. And it is worth noting another fact – when Israel got to the Strip the local life expectancy was just 48. After a little more than two decades, life expectancy jumped to 72, and surpassed Egypt. More than allocating points to Israel, this just clarifies the depths in which the Strip was during Egyptian rule.
Refugees from Mandate Palestine also lived in Egypt itself. Many of them did not feel Palestinian and preferred integration. The Egyptians prevented them from achieving that. Apart from a short period of time considered a ‘golden era’, in some of the years of Nasser’s rule, which did not include the Gaza Strip refugees, those in Egypt too suffered restrictions on land purchase, employment in some professions and education (for instance a ban on the establishment of Palestinian schools). Egyptian citizenship law allows citizenship for anyone with an Egyptian father, and was subsequently extended to include Egyptian mothers. But in practice, limitations were placed upon those considered Palestinian. Even an Egyptian court decision to cancel the restrictions did not help. The new regime in Egypt recently promised change. The change, if it does occur, can wipe out years of discrimination, which even reached collective punishment. For instance in 1978 the Egyptian Minister of Culture – Yussuf al Shiba’I – was murdered in Cyprus by an assassin from the Abu Nidal group. In retaliation, the Palestinians suffered a new wave of attacks and the Egyptian Parliament renewed laws putting restrictions on Palestinians in education and employment.[497]

Lebanon

In an exposed “racism on the beaches of Lebanon,” it has been revealed the sharp racist and supremacy attitudes by the Gulf Arab and Lebanese-Arab rich towards Asians “inferiors.”[498]
In Lebanese apartheid, blacks are not allowed to access swimming pool.[499] From activists’ “Anti Racism Movement” in Lebanon (2010)

A group of independent activists organized a direct action on a number of touristic resorts that adopt racist policies towards migrant workers in Lebanon on the basis of color, race, and class.
Some of these resorts had put up signs asking its customers not to bring radio, food and maids to the resort.
After conducting several field researches and verifying the rules and procedures of the resorts, activists went to the resorts identified as the most racist accompanied by an activist of the Madagascari citizenship.
The woman was denied entry by the administration of the resort and no valid reasons were provided.
“We have monitored more than 15 resorts that follow the same traditions and practices of racism against non-whites in Lebanon, reminiscent of the era of apartheid in South Africa, blatant racism in the United States,” said the campaign’s spokesperson.[500]

The tragedy of an Ethiopian airliner crash in Lebanon, and the racist Lebanese handling of it has highlighted the country’s racism.[501]
In 2009, when Lebanon’s popular Arab pop singer of white complexion Haifa Wehbe’s anti Nubian racist song (“Nubian moinkey”) became popular, the attention of Arab racism against Nubians and dark Sudanese surfaced again.[502]

The Arab writer Hazem Saghiyeh who naturally criticizes Israel in atypical blind and prejudicial way [like not recognizing A. Sharon’s defense barrier as a factual shield], yet, surprisingly criticized his own country as well, he wrote (in Jan. 2011) on the proposed wall separating Shia from Christians, calling it an “apartheid wall,” that it exposes the divide between these two groups, as part of a larger “apartheid” divide in the Arab-Islamic region.

For the Shia sect, it is worrying that stopping “Shia expansion” is turning into a collective concern among the non-Shia, including Hezbollah’s political allies. For the Christian sect, it is worrying that a tendency is growing among them to react to sectarian fear with racial profiling.
What increases the worry for both of these sects’ members, and for the Lebanese in general – and for Lebanon itself – is the wide regional climate of banishing the other and forsaking tolerance. This is what we see not only in the crimes committed against Christians in Iraq and Egypt, but also in the growth of the Sunni-Shia struggle across the Islamic world, in the tumultuous conditions in Iraq, in the division of Sudan, and in the potential collapse of Yemen’s unity.”[503]

Mr. Yemini on historic Lebanese-Arab apartheid against Arab-Palestinians:

In the Gaza Strip the Palestinians only suffered for two decades because of the Egyptian regime. In Lebanon the apartheid continues to this very day. The result is poverty, desolation and high unemployment. Until 1969 there were refugee camps under a harsh military regime in Lebanon. According to Martha Gellhorn’s description, most of the refugees lived in a reasonable state. Many even improved their situation compared to the days before the ‘Naqba’. But then in 1969 the Cairo Agreement was signed which passed the control of the camps to the refugees themselves. The situation only got worse. Terror factions took control of the camps, which turned them into sites of struggle, mainly violent, between the differing factions.
New research, published in December 2010, presents statistics which make the Gaza Strip look like paradise when compared to Lebanon. Yes, here and there appeared some slight publicity on the subject, but as far as is known, there was no international outcry, and no Turkish or international flotilla.
Unlike in Syria and Jordan, where most of those defined as refugees no longer live in refugee camps, two thirds of the Palestinians in Lebanon live in camps, which are “outposts outside the rule of the state”. The most amazing statistic is that despite the fact that around 425,000 are registered with UNWRA as refugees, the research found that only between 260 and 280 thousand Palestinians live in Lebanon. The paradox is that UNWRA gets funding for over 150 thousand people who are not in Lebanon at all. This information alone should have led to a serious investigation by the funding countries (mostly the US and Europe) – but there is no chance that will happen. The question of the Palestinians is laden with so many illusions and lies that another lie makes almost no difference. And so, UNWRA can demand from the international community budgets for 425,000 whilst on its website there appears research showing that this is fiction.
According to the research the refugees suffer from 56% unemployment. It seems that this is the highest figure not only among the Palestinians, but in the entire Arab world. Those who do work are to be found at the bottom of the ladder. Just 6% of those within the work-force have an academic qualification of some kind (compared to 20% in the Lebanese work-force). The result is that 66% of the Palestinians in Lebanon live under the poverty line set at $6 per person per day. That’s double the number of Lebanese.
This grim situation is a result of real apartheid. A series of laws in Lebanon limits the right to citizenship, to property and to work within the legal professions, medicine, pharmacy, journalism and more. In August 2010 minimal reform was made to the employment laws but practically, the amendment has not led to any real change. Another rule prevents the entrance of building materials to refugee camps and there are reports of arrests and house demolitions as a result of building in the camps. The partial and limited restrictions which Israel put on the entry of building materials into the Gaza Strip was a result of the firing of rockets at civilian areas. As far as is known, in Lebanon the restriction was not the result of similar firing of rockets at civilian populations. And despite that, again, beyond the dry reports of human rights organisations, from the point of view of ‘they are allowed’, no serious objections have been recorded, and no “apartheid week” against Lebanon has taken place.[504]

M. R. Cohn wrote: “Not all apartheid is created equal” after thousands have turned out to protest racial discrimination against Palestinians in the apartheid system of Lebanon.

The long-suffering Palestinians face armed soldiers at the gate if they try to leave their camps. They are frozen out of public medical and social services. They are barred from dignified work in dozens of occupations such as engineering, medicine, law and journalism. They cannot own property. Their children are banned from regular schools.
If it looks like apartheid and sounds like apartheid, let’s march against it…
Lebanese columnist Rami G. Khouri noted, the treatment of these Palestinians – like “penned-in animals” – must be condemned as a “lingering moral black mark.” Writing in the Daily Star of Beirut, Khouri argued that “Lebanon faces a moment akin to … when South Africans seriously mooted changing their apartheid system in the 1980s.[505]

The treatment of Arab-Palestinians by Arab Lebanese (citing a classic case, where a Palestinian-Arab died because of denial of medical treatment) has been categorized as ‘Arab apartheid.’[506]

Syria

In a writer’s description on the Syrian Arab Republic: “Assad Apartheid perpetrated by his minority rule against ALL Syrians.”[507]
N. Cohen in ‘The Guardian’ wrote (June 2011): “Face the facts – Syria is an apartheid state”

The UN will never tell you this, but Syria is an apartheid-style state. Members of Assad’s Alawite sect make up only 14% of the population, but they control government, much of business and all the forces of coercion. Even the underworld is segregated on confessional lines. The shabbiha crime gangs that run the prostitution and smuggling rackets, and whose members the Assads are letting loose on the civilian population, are Alawite mafias.
I hope that liberals of my generation who beat their chests as they protested against racial apartheid in southern Africa will soon feel as outraged by religious apartheid in the Middle East. The Syrian opposition has as much right to our support as the African National Congress did because it has not targeted Alawites because of their religion. Indeed, it places its hopes on the Alawite-led army mutinying. [508]

Amnesty decried racism in Syria and its unfair trial of Kurdish prisoners of conscience and that “torture of children is totally unacceptable.”[509] The Kurds have been exposed to murder, forced assimilation and pure racism by the Syrian government. Indeed all evidence suggests that discrimination is rampant.[510] Writer reminds us (April, 2011) that it is “one of the world’s most racist, denying millions of Syrian Kurds full citizenship.”[511] Others like the Druze and Jews have also been persecuted by the Syrian Arab regime.[512] Druze decried oppression by Syria.[513][514] There is also Holocaust deniel by the official Syrian regime.[515]

Filmaker spoke out on Syria’s “apartheid against Kurdish [people], there is no equality, there are no human rights, there is no freedom.”[516]

The Fate of the Kurds
The 1.5 million Kurds, who represent about 12% of the total population do not enjoy any of the rights stipulated by the constitution. For over 50 years they have been subjected to an aggressive Arabisation policy, denied the right to speak or be taught in the Kurdish language or to practice Kurdish traditions. Those who are not members of the reigning Ba’ath Party face discrimination, are denied the rights to freedom of speech and association.

As a result of a census in 1962, an estimated 120,000 Kurds were expatriated, thus denying them their citizen’s rights. Today around 200,000 stateless Kurds are unable to apply for a passport, register their children to attend school, or to have marriages registered.

Criticism forbidden

Any attempt to criticise the Syrian regime, such as the demonstrations in Damascus on 10 December 2002 and 25 June 2003 is brutally silenced by Syrian security forces. Following these demonstrations many were arrested and some are still in custody today held on vague charges such as “attempting to change the constitution by illegal means” and “spreading false information”

In March 2004 Syrian security forces intervened in a clash between supporters of rival Kurd and Arab football teams in Qamishli, leaving several dead and many injured. In the demonstrations which followed this incident, at least 30 Kurdish civilians were killed, over a 1000 were injured and more than 2500 were arrested. According to the SftP’s information, at least five Kurds were tortured to death during imprisonment following the demonstrations. Six Kurds were murdered during their military service.
The Syrian authorities have consistently refused to disclose information on the number or identity of people in detention and have denied human rights organisations access to the country. Of those prisoners who have already been released, many report being tortured while in Syrian custody.
[517]

American Kurds called out: “Dismantle the Syrian Apartheid Let the Kurds Enjoy their Rights.”[518] Other Kurds remind us: “that Apartheid didn¹t just melt away on its own.”[519]

Kurdish activists explain:

Syria is occupying a part of Kurdistan in which one million Kurds are living who are subject to the most appalling racist apartheid policies of oppression and assimilation. 150,000 of them are even deprived of having passports, being considered as ‘foreigners’ with no right, legally, to enter into employment or marriage. Syria does not allow the Kurds or to call their children Kurdish names.
Syria does not allow the Kurds to use their language for education and promote their art and culture, or to have their own legal political organisations. That is despite the fact that the Kurds are Muslims! But being Muslim for Arab racist regimes that use Islam as an Arabising racist ideology, is equivalent to being an Arab – full stop. [520]

In 2009 there was a series of killing of Kurds in Syria.[521] In 2010, ‘Kurds in Iran and Syria continue to face oppression: Annual Report.’ Syria’s estimated 1.7 million Kurds continue to suffer from discrimination, and oppression.[522] Amnesty expressed fears for Kurdish minority activist detained, and that Kurds in Syria suffer discrimination because of their ethnicity; many of them are denied Syrian nationality and therefore do not get equal rights.[523] From a report that year: the “UK Government is concerned for Kurds in Syria,” Syria’s estimated 1.7 million Kurds continue to suffer from discrimination, lack of political representation, and tight restrictions… [524]

Syria’s apartheid policies against Jews:

Syria’s Jews
In 1944, after Syria gained independence from France, the new government prohibited Jewish immigration to Palestine, and severely restricted the teaching of Hebrew in Jewish schools. Attacks against Jews escalated, and boycotts were called against their businesses.
When partition was declared in 1947, Arab mobs in Aleppo devastated the 2,500-year-old Jewish community. Scores of Jews were killed and more than 200 homes, shops and synagogues were destroyed. Thousands of Jews illegally fled Syria to go to Israel.
Shortly after, the Syrian government intensified its persecution of the Jewish population. Freedom of movement was severely restricted. Jews who attempted to flee faced either the death penalty or imprisonment at hard labor. Jews were not allowed to work for the government or banks, could not acquire telephones or driver’s licenses, and were barred from buying property. Jewish bank accounts were frozen. An airport road was paved over the Jewish cemetery in Damascus; Jewish schools were closed and handed over to Muslims. Syria’s attitude toward Jews was reflected in its sheltering of Alois Brunner, one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals. Brunner, a chief aide to Adolf Eichmann, served as an adviser to the Assad regime. In 1987-88, the Syrian secret police seized 10 Jews on suspicion of violating travel and emigration laws, planning to escape and having taken unauthorized trips abroad. Several who were released reported being tortured while in custody.[ http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/syrianjews.html]

Mr. Yemini on historic Syrian-Arab apartheid against Arab-Palestinians:

In the year 1919 in Jerusalem the first conference of associations was held, the first Arab Palestinian conference. At the conference it was decided that Palestine, which had just come under British conquest, was southern Syria – an integral part of Greater Syria. During the years of the Mandate the immigration from Syria to the British Mandate area increased. For instance, the Al-Horani family, which arrived from the Horan area in Syria, and others. The idea of ‘Greater Syria’, including mandatory Palestine, was expressed in the growing involvement of the Syrians in both the great Arab revolt and the gangs which arrived from Syria during the war of independence. The refugees, therefore, were not strangers politically, religiously or ethnically. The opposite. Their fate should not been different to that of any other ethnic group which were expelled to a place where they made up the ethnic and cultural majority.
Between 70 and 90 thousand refugees arrived in Syria, the majority from Tzfat, Haifa, Tiberias and Acco. In 1954 they were awarded partial rights, which did not include political rights. Until 1968 they were forbidden to hold property. Syrian law allows any Arab to obtain Syrian citizenship as long as his permanent residence is in Syria and he is capable of supporting himself economically. But the Palestinians are the only ones excluded from the terms this law. Even if they are permanent residents and affluent, the law prevents them from receiving citizenship.
Only thirty percent of those still considered for some reason ‘Palestinian refugees in Syria’ live in refugee camps. In fact, they should have been considered as Syrians from all points of view a long time ago. They were part of the Arab national identity, they are linked by family connections, they should have been integrated into economic life. Yet despite this, as a result of political brain-washing, they remain in Syria as a foreign body, dreaming endlessly of ‘the right of return’, and beaten by their inferior situation. Most of them are at the bottom of the career ladder, in service industries (41%) and construction (27%). But there is nothing like the field of education to clarify their situation. 23% do not even get to elementary school and 3% only get academic education.[525]

The Syrian system where its (Alawite) minority rule (oppressively) over a majority, has been compared to an apartheid system.[526]

Jordan

Prof. exposes (in 2009) Jordan: “The Middle East’s Apartheid Regime”

…let us put this into perspective. Jordan itself is a pseudo-country sitting on land that properly belongs to the Jews. There is no Jordanian people at all. Jordan is a country composed of Palestinian Arabs with no political rights at all, controlled by a Bedouin ruling elite, which has hegemony over the government and army.

Jordan is as much an apartheid regime as any on earth. Official discrimination against non-Bedouin Arabs is state policy. Jews may not own land in Jordan, and tracts of land once legally purchased by Jews have been stolen from them by the Jordanian government. When Jordan controlled the Old City of Jerusalem it destroyed every single Jewish shrine there and used their stones to build latrines. It tore up gravestones from the Mount of Olives, which has been a respected cemetery for 4000 years, and used them also as building materials. Jordan came into existence as a country when the young Winston Churchill quite literally drew its boundaries on the back of an envelope, drawn so as to accommodate two British petroleum pipelines, in land promised to the Jews under the Balfour Declaration. Instead of Wilsonian national self-determination dictating the emergence of countries, pipeline geography did in the case of Jordan.

Jordan is one of the few countries on earth still ruled by a king, and not a make-pretend ceremonial one, but rather one whose every whim must be obeyed. Moreover, the previous king of Jordan decided to show his devotion to the human rights of Palestinians by massacring tens of thousands of them in the infamous “Black September” of 1970. No one exactly knows how many Palestinian civilians were massacred by the Jordanian ruling class and army, although Yassir Arafat said it was 25,000. The Palestinian terror group “Black September,” which carried out the Munich massacre and other atrocities, named itself in memory of this massacre of Palestinians by the Jordanian army. At the time, hundreds of Palestinian terrorists entered Israel and begged to be allowed to be put in Israeli prisons, rather than be returned to Jordan where they faced certain death.

Jordan does not only shoot Palestinians when they ally with Syria and try to topple the Bedouin regime there, as they did in 1970. Palestinian students in Jordan participating in demonstrations against ISRAEL have been mowed down by the Jordanian soldiers. In fact the only country in the Middle East in which students can conduct a spontaneous anti-Israel demonstration against Israel is Israel.

Amnesty International and many others speak out against human rights abuses in Jordan. The treatment of women there is about as bad as it gets anywhere and there are many “honor killings” of women. There is no freedom of the press. Torture is routinely used. One of the more ironic matters is the treatment of homosexuals. Jordanian gays, who face violent persecution, often apply for asylum in Israel.

Jordan of course has a long history of military aggression. It began with the Jordanian invasion of Western Palestine in 1948, when Jordan attempted to annex all of the territory that the UN had tried to partition into Israel and an Arab Palestinian state. Jordan, not Israel, prevented the creation of that Arab Palestinian state. Jordan illegally invaded and held East Jerusalem, including the Old City, starting in 1948 and lasting for nineteen years. It participated in the military aggressions against Israel in 1967 and 1973. The West Bank was taken from Jordan by Israel the same way that Germany lost Alsace and Lorraine, thanks to its losing its own war of aggression.[527]

“The Hashemite Kingdom of Apartheid? ” wrote Policy analyst and senior fellow at the ‘Center for Liberty in the Middle East.’ S. Libdeh (2010)

The rise of radical tribal-based nationalism is leading to increased provocative measures being taken against neighboring countries as well as citizens from other ethnic backgrounds.

In its recently published survey, Freedom House concluded that Jordan is not a “free” country. This startling finding raises serious doubts over the Hashemite regime’s commitment to modernize and build a moderate, peaceful and democratic society.

Jordan is in the midst of a full-scale political and economic crisis due to the King Abdullah II’s inability or unwillingness to build a modern democratic system. Indeed, contrary to the king’s public pronouncements regarding his commitment to political and economic reform, it is clear that the Hashemite regime’s long-term strategy is to acquire permanent status as an “emerging democracy,” without the need to actually deliver on its public commitments for political reform.

In spite of the $6 billion in economic aid that Jordan has received from the US since 1991, the Hashemite regime has been unable to transform the fortunes of the ailing Jordanian economy. Indeed in 2010, Jordan’s deficit doubled to 9 percent of gross domestic product and led to a steep rise in public debt to a staggering $13 billion, or 60% of GDP. Due to the failure and obvious shortcomings of the government’s economic reform program, the king feared that Jordanian nationalists would try to capitalize on widespread public frustration and discontent by applying increased pressure on his fragile regime. In 2009, he dissolved parliament in a thinly disguised attempt to quash any political opposition to his regime.

TRADITIONALLY, JORDANIAN tribes have supported the Hashemite regime, as long as they have benefited from economic patronage from the state. However, when this economic support was subsequently withdrawn – due to the mismanagement of the economy, the tribes considered this a breach of the unwritten agreement it had in place with the state. Consequently, the king has sought to counter this potential conflict with the tribes by maintaining “ethnic cohesion” inside the security/military establishment. This has had the added benefit of enabling the regime to collaborate with the US Army in training troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and, most recently, in Yemen. It has also allowed the regime to secure US military aid.

As a consequence of the above policy, the king has failed to integrate the urban Palestinian-Jordanian majority into the security/military structure. Instead, the king has adopted his grandfather’s 1920s policy by appointing Bani Sakher as the major tribe in control of Jordan’s security affairs. The heads of military, public security as well as the minister of interior now belong to a single tribe that fought other tribes on behalf of the Hashemites before the creation of the Arab Legion.

This policy has exacerbated ethnic tension within the kingdom, and the adoption of a policy of apartheid, clearly demonstrated by the withdrawal of the Jordanian citizenship of more than 2,700 Palestinian-Jordanian citizens. This clearly creates additional challenges for any potential resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and signals a willingness by the Jordanian nationalists to adopt hostile measures against Palestinians and Israelis.

The lack of ethnic diversity in the security establishment has raised concerns that the king may be losing legitimacy in Jordan. Accordingly, the Hashemites are reestablishing kinship ties as a way to preserve his influence in security-related decisions.

But this policy has also put the lives of Jordanians, Americans and even Afghanis at risk. The Khost attack on seven CIA officers last January in Afghanistan was the direct result of the misguided appointment of Prince Ali bin Zeid as the Jordanian case officer, who seemingly failed to convince the Jordanian al-Qaida bomber to cooperate with Jordanian intelligence.

Due to the obvious differences in their social, economic, cultural and ethnic background, the prince was unable to establish and build a relationship of trust with the Jordanian bomber, which would lead to a successful operation. Apparently, the royal family was hungry for a historical victory against al-Qaida, and perhaps huge financial rewards from the US.

AS TRIBALISM flourishes, freedom within Jordanian society will gradually erode. This has led to a weakening of state control that has already resulted in chaos and anarchy erupting in major rural towns. Almost five citizens are killed in Jordan on a weekly basis as a consequence of tribal clashes. The security forces have been unable to maintain order; fortunately, local sheikhs have stepped in to prevent further disturbances.

This is a further example of a weakened state, unable to control actors or impose the rule of law within its own borders – returning back to the Transjordanian norms that characterized the society prior to the establishment of the kingdom. Consequently, the tribes are becoming an increasingly important and active force within the state, which has been greatly assisted with the widespread availability of weapons to citizens.

Jordan’s domestic policies are inconsistent with what is needed to achieve regional stability – vis-à-vis the Arab-Israeli conflict. Apparently, the effect of rising tribal-based nationalism is that it is eating into the cohesive force of citizenship and its institutional manifestations. Accompanied by the weakening structure of the state, the emergence of violent non-state actors is becoming evident. The rise of radical Transjordanian nationalism is leading to increased provocative measures being taken against, and engendering hostility toward, neighboring countries – as well as Jordanian citizens from other ethnic backgrounds.

Perhaps it is time for the international community to revise its policies toward the kingdom – taking into consideration its recent adoption of a policy of apartheid and the lack of political and economic reform within the kingdom.[528]

“Jordan, Dr. Peace and Mr. Apartheid,” wrote researcher at the University of Bedfordshire, Muder Zahran (2010), that “The world must tell Jordan that peace and integration of its own Palestinians are not privileges it is giving away.” Referring to the state as adopting a “well-established apartheid system” that is “no different than that formerly adopted in South Africa, except for the official acknowledgement of it.”[529][530]

Jordan has an ‘apartheid’[531] law against all Jews. No Jew is allowed to reside in Jordan.[532] Even those who lived there for generations. [533] It also prohibits selling land to Jews.[534] The Jordanian racist law states: “Any man will be a Jordanian subject if he is not Jewish,”[535] which is downright apartheid.[536]
In “moderate” Jordan most viewed Jews unfavorably in a 2009 poll.[537]
The Gypsies suffer great humiliation and Arab racism. They’re forced to hide their true identity if they’re to be treated equally.[538] Anti ‘Jordan’s gypsies’ racism prevails even at official levels, with the subject of the Bani Murra’s very existence considered a taboo.”[539]
Under “Once You Go Black: Racism in Jordan,” a poster cites a testimony of an African-American that has studied in Jordan. He returned with a list of all the things he hated about Jordan. “The most prominent item on his list was racism.” He said, ‘he had never been so conscious of his skin color, of being “black,” as much as when he was in Jordan.’ All the while, Jordanians were so happy to criticize America over racism.[540]
In 2007, bloggers faced off over Jordanian harsh and humiliating treatment of Iraqi travellers.[541]

Mr. Yemini on historic Jordanian-Arab apartheid against Arab-Palestinians:

Precisely like the identification and unity between the Arabs of Jaffa and southern Israel, and the Arabs of Egypt, similar identification exists between the Arabs of the West Bank and the Arabs of Jordan. Thus, for example, the Bedouin of the Majalis (or Majilis) tribe from the al-Karak region are originally from Hebron. During the days of the Ottoman Empire, Eastern Jordan was part of the Damascus district, like other parts of what later came under the auspices of the British mandate. According to the Balfour declaration, the area now called Jordan was supposed to be part of the Jewish national homeland.
The initial distress of the refugees on both sides of the Jordan River, was enormous. For example, Iraqi soldiers controlled the area of Nablus, and there is testimony about “the Iraqi soldiers taking the children of the rich for acts of debauchery and returning the children to their families the next day, the inhabitants are frequently arrested.” (in Hebrew) Indeed, Arab solidarity.
It seemed that Jordan treated the refugees differently. Under a 1954 Jordanian law, any refugee who lived in the area of Jordan between 1948 and 1954 was given the right to citizenship. However, that was only the outward façade. Below is a description of the reality under the Jordanian régime in the West Bank:
“We have never forgotten and we will never forget the nature of the régime that degraded our honor and trampled our human feelings. A régime that was built on an inquisition and the boots of the desert people. We lived for a long time under the humiliation of the Arab nationalism and it hurts to say that we had to wait for the Israeli conquest in order to become aware of humane relations with civilians.”
Because these things are liable to sound like an ad from a public relations campaign by the occupying force, it should be noted that they were published in the name of critics from the West Bank in an interview with the Lebanese newspaper Al Hawadith on April 23, 1971.
As in all other Arab countries, Jordan did not do a thing to dismantle the refugee camps. While Israel was absorbing hundreds of thousands of refugees from Europe and the Arab countries in similar camps (transit camps), and undergoing a punishing process of rehabilitation, building new settlements and dismantling the camps, Jordan did exactly the opposite and prevented any process of rehabilitation. During those same two decades, not one institution of higher learning was established in the West Bank. The flowering of higher education began in the 1970s, after the Israelis took control..
Even the citizenship that was given to the refugees was mainly for the sake of appearances. Despite the fact that the Palestinians number over 50% of the inhabitants of Jordan, they hold only 18 seats – out of 110 – in the Jordanian parliament, and only 9 senators out of 55, who are appointed by the king. It should also be recalled that during just one month, September 1970, in one confrontation, Jordan killed many more Palestinians than all the Palestinians who have been hurt in the 43 years of Israeli rule over the West Bank and Gaza Strip.[542]

Sudan

The roots of the genocide in S. Sudan is in Arab racism[543] against the native Africans. The Arab government in Khartoum has been using the janjaweed militias, described as racist supremacist, an “Arab version of the KKK,”[544] who attack with racial epithets, says US government.[545] The Washington Post wrote about “Arab Genocide, Arab Silence.”[546] In “War of visions: conflict of identities in the Sudan” Author F. M. Deng writes on the powerful Arab minority that has dominated the African nation:

Sudan has much in common with South Africa under apartheid, although discrimination expressed itself in strikingly different ways.
In South Africa, apartheid excluded non-Whites. In the Sudan, Arabism both excludes, in the sense that it discriminates against those who are not Arabized or Islamized, and includes, in the sense that it fosters assimilation, which condescendingly implies rejection of or disregard for the non-Arab and non- Muslim elements.
Even when successfully accomplished, assimilation elevates one to the status of an adopted or honorary Arab, still lacking full equality with pure or full- fledged Arabs, who often claim to trace their lineage back to the Arabian peninsula and in some cases to the early followers of Muhammad.[547]

The Arabs have been Injecting an ideological and racist definition as to who is “Arab” and who are zuruq, black.[548] As an author on “The horrible, horrible situation in the Sudan region of Darfur” concludes: For years I questioned the motive and intentions of the Sudanese regime and I concluded that it was a racist war. Today, I have been proven right.[549] Activists argue that it is “a matter of survival that the African and non-Muslim people of Southern Sudan must use all the means available to fight against the racist policy of orouba (Arabism or Arab apartheid) and Islamic sectarianism.”[550]

The Baqt agreement in Africa:

The Baqt in general was an Arab Muslim’s practice probably during the Islamic expansion which overran many countries including Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, Iraq, Egypt, Libya Sudan etc. And during those wars, the Arabs would conquer, occupy and take booties (i.e. slaves, land and movable properties) where they were victorious over their enemies or victims. And where they failed to conquer immediately, they would impose the baqt or the payment in slaves and other valuable properties, plus certain conditions intended to weaken the indigenous socio-economic and political systems and the people at large, so that when the Arab Muslims become strong again they would conquer and colonized them. For the Arab Muslims there would always be no permanent peace with infidels or non Muslims until they surrender and become the dhimmes under the Arab Islamic Apartheid, as the third class citizens in an Islamic State, or if they submit to conversion and assimilation into Arab Islamic culture and religion, yet they would still become third or fourth class citizens because they would be treated as non Asharaf (i.e. non true Arab race or a non relative of the Prophet), non Awalad el Bled or non members of the Brown Arab Muslim Sudanese tribesmen (BRAMS) which is usually consisting of two main prominent Arab nationalities which include Jaaleen, and el Shaageen and the Arabised Danagaleen or Nubians. Indeed the non Arabs Muslim converts are always treated as outsiders within the Arab based Sectarian communities who consider themselves as “Alaharaf” the relatives of the “Prophet” or Awalad el Bled (the children of the Land etc).[551]

Tanzania

Zanzibar – Tanzania which was long ruled by Arab sultans, who imported slaves from the mainland to cultivate the spice trees,[552] has, still, lingering Arab racism and apartheid.[553]
There’s wide racial discrimination in Tanzania, especially, Apartheid style of discrimination towards locals has been reported in various tourist hotels, mostly those owned by foreign investors inside wildlife parks.[554]

North Africa

[Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco]
The Berbers are the original indigenous of N. Africa. Conquere by the later arrived Arabs.[555] They suffer great discrimination.[556] “Berbers denounced apartheid” against them in Morocco.[557][558] and in wider North Africa. From a Berber’s words: “The Algerian government has subjected my people to a cultural apartheid for 33 years.”[559] The ‘Amazigh Voice’ louds “the cultural apartheid enforced by the North African states on the Amazigh people.”[560] Amazigh activists published a (partial) “list of victims of the Moroccan style apartheid.”[561] AmazighWorld states the discrimination and violation of human rights in Morocco, “that the Moroccan State practice a policy of apartheid” in blocking and suppressing Amazigh’s voices and culture.[562]

An African writes about Arab racism:

Though the population of most North African countries is mixed, it’s no secret that in these countries there is a gradation of human valuation that corresponds directly to skin color, with the most privileged status being accorded those perceived rightly or wrongly as being of “pure” Arab stock while those with the darkest skin and curliest hair are located on the lowest rung of the social hierarchy. Arab racism is deeply embedded in the history of North Africa itself and in the Arabic language. The Arab conquest of North Africa and the subsequent conversion and marginalization of the original Berbers and Moors of North Africa and parts of the Sahel were undergirded by a racist ethos. Till this day, the descendants of the dark-skinned Moors, the Berbers, and other non-Arab peoples are confined to the fringes of North African and North-west African society–in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, etc.[563]

ISLAMIC APARTHEID: Iran, S. Arabia, Islamic-Palestine, Turkey, Pakistan, Islamic controlled areas in Africa, etc.

Attention has been brought to Islamic Apartheid against non-Muslims, suffering wide systematic discrimination and subjugation to an inferior status.[564][565][566] The subjugation of non-Muslims to religious apartheid and second class citizenship in their own country.[567]
Writing on “Islam’s Apartheid,” A. Imani: “Islamic societies shamelessly practice all the sanctioned injustices listed in the U.N. charter on apartheid.”[568]

Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights’ Dr. Keith Roderick’s letter/Petition to the United Nations Against [Islamic] Religious Apartheid:

The Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights is an umbrella coalition representing various organizations from the following communities: Arab-Christian, Armenian, Assyrian, Bahai, Buddhist, Copt, Hindu, Humanist Muslim, Ibo, Maronite, Nubian, secular intellectuals, Southern Filipino, Slavic-Christian, Southern Sudanese, Syriac, West African, and women’s groups.
We gather to demonstrate our determination to protest the treatment of religious and ethnic minorities, as well as women and moderate and secularized Muslims in Islamic lands. We are here also to cry out against the murderous ideology of radical Islamism, which, by dividing humankind into worthy Muslims and inferior “infidels” is wreaking havoc throughout the world.
In the face of growing attacks and oppression of religious and ethnic minorities in Islamic lands, we respectfully make the following two demands upon the appropriate organs of the United Nations:
1. We call upon you today to appoint a Special Rapporteur to investigate the status and conditions of non-Muslim minorities, women, and humanist, moderate Muslims in states ruled by Islamic majorities. Such a rappoteur must investigate the following conditions.
Equality Under Law: What is the status, both in law and in practice, of these groups, and of individuals belonging to these groups? Do the laws in these nations discriminate against religious minorities? Do members of these groups have the same rights to assemble, speak, publish, and associate as those in the majority? Can members of these classes be elected to governmental and representative bodies? Is there a government policy of discriminating against the hiring of members of these classes? Does the government allow or encourage radical anti-minority organizations to abuse, threaten or otherwise oppress minority populations? Do the agencies that enforce the laws represent all groups in society?
Religious rights and freedom: Do members of minority faiths have the right to practice their faiths freely? Do they have the right to proselytize? Do members of the majority faith have the right to choose another faith?
Cultural equality: Are the rights and cultures of national, religious, and ethnic minorities respected?
Teaching of hatred and contempt: What is the view of these classes promoted by the government and the general culture?
2. We call upon the United Nations to condemn the ideology of Jihad-Islamism as a form of religious apartheid, which divides humankind into exalted Muslims and inferior “infidels.”
Radical Jihad-Islamism is a supremacist, quasi-racist ideology that is now waging terrorist war worldwide against innocent men, women and children it labels “infidels.” This ideology is supporting religious wars against non-Islamist Muslims and non-Muslim infidels worldwide. It is seeking to establish Apartheid-like regimes similar to those in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan, to subjugate and control “infidels.” It legitimizes and extends human rights abuses – including slavery – on a massive scale. It employs a global economic resource (oil) as a weapon against non-Muslim nations in the service of its goals. It is the duty of the United Nations, which came into being as a result of racist Nazism, to condemn and to combat any ideology which defines some part of the human race as inferior.
Radical Jihad-Islamism must be condemned as a form of cultural, racial, religious and ethnic discrimination, and the United Nations should equate it with Colonialism and Imperialism. It should condemn its teaching to any community or school and it should call for a “corrective teaching” to seek to undo the hatred that it has engendered in peoples who have been taught the ideology. Further, the U.N. should condemn all current Jihad wars and call on nations waging such wars to cease violating the rights of ethnic and religious minorities and peoples. Finally, the U.N. should intervene to protect the rights and lives of religious and ethnic minorities and non-Islamist Muslims in Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Sudan, and Syria….[569]

J. T. Kuhner puts it “Shariah law – the legal basis of most Islamic states – is a form of religious apartheid, systematically classifying Christians and Jews as third-class citizens. Christophobia and anti-Semitism are rampant in the Muslim world.”[570]
P. Chesler testifies: As you know, I was once held captive in Afghanistan as the young bride of a very westernized Afghan Muslim man who I met at college. I therefore learned not to romanticize Third World countries, nor to confuse their tyrannical leaders with liberators. I also learned that Islamic religious and gender apartheid and jihad are indigenous to Muslim lands and not due to any European or American crimes.[571]
From the ‘New Republic’ (‎2011‎) Wierdly, the progressives talk all the time about class, apartheid (in Israel where it doesn’t exist) but somehow doesn’t see us women as a class and is loathe to speak out about the mistreatment of half the people on the planet.[572]
In Arab-Islamic Africa, is noted for example the racial, and Islamic apartheid in Sudan.[573] Especially in the Middle East, the Islamic system operates a system of racial and religious apartheid,[574]
The most primitive apartheid against non-Muslims is still openly practiced in some Arab countries.[575]
A critic points out to the fact that Middle Easterners including the Palestinian “Muslim Apartheid Targets Christians as well as Jews.”[576]

Saudi Arabia‘s Apartheid is one of the most noted, with its anti non-Muslim policies, or “Religious Apartheid”[577] [578][579][580] often described as a “glaring example of religious apartheid,”[581] for “the Kingdom’s embedded rules of religious apartheid,” its “systematic discrimination against Christians and Jews, treated either as second-class aliens with no right to worship or banned from stepping foot on Saudi soil altogether,[582] as well as practicing gender apartheid.[583]
Colbert I. King wrote in the WashingtonPost (Dec. 22, 2001) “Saudi Arabia’s Apartheid”

…He said he and his wife were amused to read early press reports from Afghanistan about the oppression of women and religious minorities. ‘Virtually everything described there was taking place in Saudi Arabia, with the exception that at least the Taliban permitted other religions to exist in their country. This is absolutely forbidden in Saudi Arabia.’ …. One of the (still) untold stories, however, is the cooperation of U.S. and other Western companies in enforcing sexual apartheid in Saudi Arabia. McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and other U.S. firms, for instance, maintain strictly segregated eating zones in their restaurants. The men’s sections are typically lavish, comfortable and up to Western standards, whereas the women’s or families’ sections are often run-down, neglected…[584]

S. A. religious apartheid expands even within its own faith. “Only the practice of the Sunni form of Islam is permitted. No public expression of Christianity is allowed.”[585]
Washington-based Saudi Institute director, Ali Al- Ahmed, testified before the United States Congress (on October 6, 2004) at an International Relations hearing on religious freedom.

Mr. Ahmed explained that S. Arabia

does not allow religious freedom to its Muslim citizens, even to those who are Wahhabi. It practices a rigid form of control on the interpretation of Islam in every sphere of life… Saudi Arabia is a glaring example of religious apartheid. The religious institutions, judges, religious curriculums, and all religious instructions in the media must conform to the Wahhabi understanding of Islam, adhered to by less than 40% of the population. … Religious apartheid…is the order of the day in Saudi Arabia. Christian and Jewish symbols are banned from public display.[586]

See: #Egypt for its anti-Copt apartheid [Copts are both, an ethnic and a religious minority].
Jordan‘s Christian minority is subject to a system of religious discrimination imposed by Islamic courts that oppress this small and shrinking religious minority.”[587]
See: #Jordan for its ‘official’ anti-Jewish apartheid.

Nigeria
Islamic forces who have been ethnic and religious cleansing in that country since the 1940s, through the 1960s, with a 1966 genocide campaign by the Hausa/Fulanis upon the Igbo/Biafrans,[588] have caused a ‘more brazen’ than Apartheid policies outcome, according to activists.[589]

Lebanon
An election law desinged to be against Christians’ votes, instituted in the 1990s,’ have promped accusation of Lebanon’s anti-Christian apartheid:

The law also stipulated that every Lebanese citizen had to vote in the place where he lived before the civil war started in 1975. Yet approximately 80 percent of the more than 600,000 persons displaced by the war are Christians, according to the Foundation for Human and Humanitarian Rights in Lebanon. This put thousands of Christians at a serious disadvantage. […]
According to former army commander Michel Aoun, in exile in France, “The new law establishes the political persecution of Christians and constitutes a law of apartheid.”[590]

Arab-Palestinians
It has been noted that “the Palestinian leadership practices both Islamic gender and religious apartheid as well as terrorism.”[591]
The Palestinian Authority has long been discriminating against Christians, their human rights abused,[592][593] including land theft.[594] There’s a routine of Palestinian denial of religious freedom. “Religious persecution and discrimination of non-Moslems is common.”[595] Especially since the time the PA has assumed control over Christian areas in the West Bank, the basic human rights of Christians in these areas have been made increasingly vulnerable,[596] and the case of Beleaguered Christians of the Palestinian-Controlled Areas,[597] has worsened since Y. Arafat’s Islamization of Bethlehem.[598]
Arab Christians under Palestinian Authority, live in ‘daily fear’ and fear of retribution prevents speaking out.[599] However, some Bethlehem Christians break silence on Muslim oppression… After many years… the truth has been revealed. Christians are fleeing every Muslim-majority territory because of the apartheid discrimination encouraged by Muslim sharia law. Land theft works because the testimony of non-Muslims is weighed less in every sharia court in the world.[600] Some call Christians “Endangered Species” in the West Bank and Gaza, following reports on the “human rights of Christians in Palestinian society.”[601]
The Palestinian Authority treatment of Christians has been categorized as apartheid.[602]
There’s wide gender apartheid in Arab-Palestine,[603] women are under constant violent attacks, linked to discriminatory laws and traditional practices.[604]
The Islamist Hamas de-facto regime in Gaza has been categorized as real apartheid, which “discriminates openly against women, gays, Christians. It permits no dissent, no free speech, and no freedom of religion.”[605]

From “Public Diplomacy in the Fight against Radical Islam – Jerusalem Summit”

In addition to… rampant gender apartheid that prevails throughout most Muslim society, there is an additional variant of pernicious and pervasive persecution – on the basis of faith and creed. This discrimination against nearly all non-Muslim faiths is nothing less than what can – and must – be termed creed apartheid.

Pointing to the fact that while The fate of Christians under Palestinian administration has declined, Israel’s Arab Christian population grew.

Indeed, under the Palestinian regime, Christians also have to face policies of discrimination and intimidation, which are reducing the Christian population at an alarming rate and obliterating signs and symbols of Judeo-Christian heritage in the Holy Land . Documented research on the persecution of Christians by the Palestinian Authority includes social and economic discrimination; boycott and extortion of Christian businesses; violations of real property rights; crimes against Christian women; incitement by Palestinian Authority against Christians; and failure of the Palestinian security forces to protect Christians. [606]

PA’s ‘Ahmadi’ moderate Muslims, face threats, constant intimidation Their plight’s entails also how Palestinian court forcibly divorces ‘apostates.’ The PA clerics’ decision to label them apostates puts them in danger. As the penalty for apostasy in Islam is death. Hence, they’re “encouraging the cold-blooded murder of Ahmadis.”[607]
“Ahmadi believers living in PA-controlled areas have been beaten and have had their property destroyed… the apostate label means they can be stripped of their rights in court.” An example was given of an Ahmadi Muslim from Shechem who was ordered to divorce his wife and give up his property.[608][609] A victim said: “It’s like we are still living in the Middle Ages,” that they “are deciding whether you are a believer or not. Whether you’ll go to heaven or hell – and whether you are an apostate.”
Followers of the Islamic Ahmadi Community are shunned by many mainstream Muslims because they recognize a 19th-century cleric as their prophet. A central tenet of Islam is that the Muhammad was the last prophet sent by Allah. Case in point: “The Palestinian court forcibly divorced a Ahmadi couple by “canceling their marriage registration, because they were no longer considered Muslims… That means that the couple have no chance of ever legalizing their marriage in the West Bank.”[610][611]
The Ahmadis who are so badly persecuted in pakistan and in Arab-Palestine, enjoy [only] Israel’s free and equal society. A Haifa prof. testifies: “The relations between the Haifa Ahmadis and Jews (and Christians and Moslems and Druse and Bahais) is warm and cordial.” Futhermore: “Because of the cordial relations between Jews and Ahmadis in Israel, numerous Islamofascist web sites denounce the Ahmadis as Zionist agents.”[612]

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, religious minorities: Christians,[613][614] Jewish, and Zoroastrian, in reality of life, are described by a Christian human-rights group as nothing short of “religious apartheid.” This apartheid manifests itself in blatant inequities.[615]

In 2011, as Iranian Christian pastor, Yousef Nadarkhani’s life was in jeopardy‎, facing imminent execution, advocate J. Sekulow explained:

one Iranian pastor described the situation as an unwritten “Apartheid” system like that which once governed a South Africa segregated along racial lines.
Even an explicit “Apartheid” system would be preferable for providing regularity, that pastor said. But at present, Iranian Christians “don’t know when they are going to start these waves of arrests.”[616]

That

Iran’s “Constitution makes it clear . . . that Christians have the right to accept their faith,” but Christian face “a religious apartheid because the tendency is not to respect the rights of minorities, minorities are not considered citizens, it is worse than apartheid because in apartheid it was written that we have apartheid, but in Iran it is not written . . . but legally we are in apartheid.” [617]

As testified in the U.S. Congress (2004):

In Iran, those who believe in the Baha’i faith are forcibly repressed by the Iranian Government. They are denied the right to assemble and elect their religious officials, their property is confiscated and they are denied basic civil and legal rights. More than 200 Baha’is have been killed in Iran since 1989. Christians and Jews likewise face persecution in Iran, including discrimination, imprisonment, and death. One Christian human rights groups describes the treatment of Christians and Jews as “Religious apartheid.”[618]

It has a record of suppressing human rights and persecution of religious minorities.[619] The Bahai have also been subject to religious persecution.[620][621] It’s armed wing in Lebanon, the Hezbollah used Christians as human shields.[622]

Even in “moderate” Turkey non Muslims are listed as Foreigners[623] Non-Muslims remain second-class.[624]

Yemen‘s northern rebels al-Houthi, invoked jihad against Christians and Jews (in 2010),[625] and were involved in hijacking Christian girls.[626] They appear to be influenced by Iran.[627] Houthi’s Followers’ are charged with “cruel apartheid against Yemeni Jews in Sa’ada,” senseless harassment and persecution.[628] As a whole, Husayn al-Huthi’s lectures mercilessly denigrate Jewish, Christian, and Zionist “conspiracies.”[629] In 2011, the UN berated “Yemeni rebels for recruiting child soldiers.”[630]

Asian Islamic Apartheid:
Entails religious discrimination and racist policies, actions.
Indonesia has a long bloody history of persecution of Christians, and ethnic cleansing the Chinese.[631]
Activists for minorities’ human rights speak out on the plight of Chinese today. The SBKRI (Surat Bukti Kewarganegaraan Republik Indonesia) or the Proof of Indonesian Citizenship is a form of apartheid ( segregation) or state racial discrimination.[632] Author writes about “Social apartheid In Indonesia,” social control and efforts to intervene in civil society can be detected in the operation of surveillance systems, such as the obligation to have an identity card (KTP). A KTP requires a birth certificate.[633]
Its apartheid and horrific ethnic cleansing [punishable by death] of the West Papuans were revealed. “It was like apartheid. Indonesia’s transmigration policy has resulted in thousands of Indonesians being shipped over to West Papua,” says documentary.[634]
The “Social Science Research Network,” via Indonesian Institute of Sciences, published (in 2006): “Beyond a Formal Legal Property System: Property Rights on Land, Land Apartheid and Development in Indonesia.”

It brings the attention to the facts such as:

The main causes of rural poverty, include: no access to land, due to land apartheid or State’s excessive control over land; they have no other skill except to farm, which is unattainable since they have no land; and they definitely have no capital. Take Indonesia as an example. Research has shown that more than 75% of the poor in Indonesia are living in the rural areas, and more than 60% of the Indonesian poor work in the rural agricultural sector…
Land Apartheid in Indonesia: Investment and Corruption
The New Order government of Indonesia under the former President Soeharto (1966-1998), was the longest ruling regime in Indonesian history. It imposed many influential policies. In general, the impact of the New Order economic development 20 has shifted the subsistent economy from an agricultural to a modern economy, characterized by the increase in trade, industry and services. Trade liberalization in the globalization era, in the 1980s and 1990s, has resulted in individuals or groups of people having dominant roles in the Indonesian economy, nationally or locally. As a consequence, land distribution has never been equal.[635]

Malaysia is described as among ‘deeply divided societies,’ for its sharp racial/ethnic preference. [636][637] One of Indonesia’s leading economists put it 50 years of ethnic apartheid.[638] Indian poet who fled Malaysia in 2007 asserted, “It’s apartheid!”“What is happening [to Indians] in Malaysia… is nothing less than formal apartheid.”[639]
Some spoke out (April 2011) against resurging racial supremacy, ‘Knocking Malaysia Back To Days Of Apartheid With “1Melayu 1Bumiputera”‘ On the fate of anyone who is not ‘pure’ ethnically Malaysian.[640]

Pakistan has been described: the land of religious apartheid and jackboot justice in a report to the UN committee against racial discrimination, by “Asian Centre for Human Rights” Noted is: “The practice and patterns of discrimination against “non-Muslims,” as Pakistan is all about appeasing the majority Muslims at the costs of the religious minorities. The religious minorities like the Ahmadis, Christians and Hindus.[641]
UN body accused Pakistani govt of ‘religious apartheid.[642]

Author S. Malik

Pakistan has laws, supported by its Constitution and endorsed by its courts that forbid non-Muslim citizens from seeking nation’s top jobs, such as, president, prime minister, head of the Senate, army chief, etc. Pakistan’s non-Muslim citizens are not listed along with Muslim names, lest the Muslim names get denigrated. They cannot vote for a candidate from their own constituency. They must vote only for non-Muslim candidates running against a few seats reserved in the legislature for the country’s all non-Msulims…
It is a perverted system that has its genesis in bigotry and hatred of non- Muslims. It is apartheid, Pakistani style.[643]

Under “Apartheid in Pakistan,” the WashingtonPost wrote about the official discrimnatory status and rights that exist in Pakistan: “The separate electorate system for Muslims and non-Muslims remained in place even after Pakistan returned to a democratic form of government.” And even about Shia VS Ahmadi: “the systematic persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan… religio-political apartheid directed at Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan.” The official discrimnatory status and rights that exist in Pakistan.[644]
In 2010, Agenzia Fides reported that Christians are being “treated like Animals in Pakistan,” the persecution of Christians is worsening along with the growing Islamization of Pakistan. The representative of the Pakistani Bishops’ Conference called on the United States to raise the issue of human rights violations against Christians “In Pakistan, Christians suffer and see their lives in danger every day. In some areas, believers are treated like animals, in slavery or subjected to harassment, violence, and forced conversions,” he said.[645]

Regarding Islamic Gender Apartheid, in the words of a writer/activist: Islam has been the largest practitioner of both religious and gender “apartheid” known to humankind.[646] Across the Arab world, Arab women are victims of Islamic gender apartheid.[647][648] Among those that stand out are: Iran,[649] and Saudi Arabia, the tyrannical kingdom practices gender apartheid to an extreme, in contrast with Israel which is so well equal and mixed.[650]

PALESTINE ARAB ISLAMIC APARTHEID

Exposing the ‘real Apartheid,’ a writer wrote in: “The Real Apartheid State”

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? [651] [652]

The AJC asks:

which state-Israel or the proposed Palestinian state-more resembles the bone- chilling bigotry of apartheid? While (as Israeli human rights organizations have documented and the Israeli Supreme Court has addressed) there are indeed instances of discrimination against Arabs in Israeli society, Arabs are citizens of Israel with the right to vote and participate in its democracy, and are even elected to the Knesset (Israel’s parliament). Israel is one of the few countries in the world where Arabs are allowed to vote, and one of the fewer still where Arab women have this right. Where is the Palestinian willingness to extend similar political rights and protections to Jews who live in settlements that will one day be part of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza (in areas such as Hebron and Shechem [Nablus] where Jews have lived throughout history until they were forced out-many in 1948-only to return after 1967)?[653]

From ‘Americans for Democracy in the Middle-East’:

The nineteen years of Arab rule of East Jerusalem [1948-1967] and the attendant desecration of synagogues and Jewish cemeteries as well as the inaccessibility of Jewish holy sites during that period has taught Israelis to seriously distrust promises on that score. Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement that no Israelis would be permitted to stay on Palestinian land proves that not much has changed in the Palestinian view of the relationship. It’s Palestine that would be a racist, apartheid state, not Israel which has a 20% Arab citizenship and Arab Members of the Knesset, as well as Arab members of the cabinet.[654]

In 2004, as Arab Palestinians pushed the international community to force Israel to evacuate Jews, a writer asked “Creating a Palestinian Apartheid State?” clarifying: “Why does the Palestinian “Peace Plan” call for the expulsion of so many Jews from their homes?”[655] Stan Goodenough (2004): “the establishment of racist, anti-Jewish areas” intended to “be the judenrein State of Palestine.”[656]

Already in 1997, author warned of a ‘Judenrein / apartheid’ vision imposed upon Israel. 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.[657]

Under title “Judenrein palestine,” R. Neuwirth wrote:

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.[658]

C. Morse wrote about the plan “supporting the racist and apartheid idea of expelling 200000 Jews from the disputed territories leaving the area Judenrein.”[659]

In Y.Z. Bloom’s words: “Anyone who asserts that it is illegal for a Jew to live in Judea and Samaria just because he is a Jew, is no better than an advocate of apartheid.” (referring to such policies like the Jordanians’, Arab-Palestinians’, etc.)[660]

Writing in YNet, Jonathan Dahoah-Halevi “Endorsing Palestinian apartheid” asked: “Why does world accept notion of Palestinian state free of Jews?” and decries on “accepting the morality of establishing an apartheid, racist, Palestinian state which openly and proudly states its intention of being Judenrein.”[661]

A native of S. Africa defines the Arab-Palestinian regime, “racist, apartheid, Judenrein policy of the PA.”[662]

Author David Solway:

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)…[ http://books.google.com/books?id=DYXmAAAAIAAJ&q=judenrein]

The Palestinian Authority’s prohibition to sell land to non-Muslims[663] created an uproar, and charging of Apartheid practiced by Arab Palestinian leadership/regime[664][665][666][667] came about with surfacing -again- of Arab-Palestinian “Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews.”[668] It was branded racist and resembling real apartheid.[669]

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. Since then, there have been multiple murders and torture the Mufti also forbade Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery.[670][671] 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.[672] In 2004, Palestinian who allegedly sold land to Jews killed, as PA Mufti of Jerusalem issued a ‘fatwa’ (religious decree) several years earlier prohibiting Palestinians from selling land to Jews.[673] In 2006 there was a publicized case where a Fatah gunman murdered a Jericho man over home sale.[674]

From JPost’s C. Glick (2006):

Since 1994, dozens of Arab Israelis and PA residents have been murdered on suspicion of selling land to Jews. Abu al-Hawa’s murder – like those that preceded it – tells us several important things about Palestinian society. It tells us that like the PA today, any successor Palestinian state will be a racist, apartheid state where laws will be promulgated based solely on race and religious origin. Jews will be denied all basic human rights and Arabs who peacefully coexist with Jews will be accused of treason and made targets for murder.[675][676]

In 2009, Palestinian Authority military court sentenced a Hevron Arab to death by hanging for the “crime” of selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria.[677] From the reaction that its even worse than S. African apartheid: 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?[678] As critics phrased it: “US-Funded Racist Apartheid Government Will Execute Man Who Sold Land To Enemy Religion.”[679] In 2010, PA affirmed death penalty for land sales to Jews.[680]

In an article titled: “A Wrong Turn in East Jerusalem,” Charles Bybelezer wrote (July, 2011) of real life cases, what happens to a Jew that accidently gets into the Arab “Palestinian” area of East Jerusalem, the raw danger of lynching is imminent. That is Jerusalem we are talking about, the historic capital of Jews:

Prior to 1967, the year Israel liberated Jerusalem from Jordanian apartheid-rule, Jews were not permitted to enter into their illegally occupied biblical capital. Jordan’s “No Jews Allowed” policy meant that no Jew had prayed at Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall – the last standing remnant of King Solomon’s temple – during the previous twenty years.
Today, in East Jerusalem, controlled by Arab Palestinians and determined to be, according to Western powers, the capital of “Palestine,” the situation is worse. Under Jordanian authority, Jews were banned from Jerusalem; under Palestinian rule, Jews are welcome, so that they may be summarily executed upon arrival.

And tells the shocking story of a young man that went astray, when his faulty GPS by-mistake navigated him into the Arab area, how his life was immediately threatened. As he was attacked by dozens of ‘ordinary’ Arabs throwing rocks and cement blocks into his car, he was rescued by a Mr. Darwish (who rushed him out of the Arab village -altogether- fearing his family’s safety from the attackers), a civil servant, who, as a result, paid dearly for his political career and labeled a “traitor,” for rescuing the innocent Jew[681]

At the horrindes demand by Arab-Palestinian leaders to drive out all Jews from land it sees as part of a future state, Ynet decried “PA’s fallacious premises”: 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”?[682] Another writer decried: “Beware Palestinian apartheid,” as the Arab-Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas seeks to adopt racist policy based on ethnic cleansing of Jews.[683]

A writer laments (2011) that: “the price of creating a Muslim Palestinian state is the expulsion – the ethnic cleansing – of all Jews from its proposed territory. In other words, it is even worse for the Jews as a new Arab state called Palestine will be judenrein – the forcible removal of Jewish villages and their inhabitants. And this unthinkable outrage of ethnic cleansing, racism and Arab apartheid will be sanctioned by President Obama and the immoral United Nations under cover of the misnamed peace process.”[684]

R. Daniel M. Zucker wrote about free Israel VS apartheid Palestine in an article (July 5, 2011) titled “Palestine vs. Israel: Pinning the ‘Apartheid’ Label on the Right Donkey”

In recent years, Palestinian propagandists and their international supporters have attempted to brand Israel with the label of “apartheid,” the despicable South African policy of racial discrimination that reduced the African non-white population to a decidedly inferior position akin to chattel. In many international circles, this political charlatanism has succeeded in giving the Middle East’s one and only democracy a black eye. However, the reality is quite the opposite of what the Palestinians peddle to a very gullible world.
In Israel, contrary to the Palestinians’ fictional portrait of the Jewish state, not only are Arabs citizens with equal rights and protections under the law, but Arabic is an official second language. And many Arabs serve in a variety of positions in the government, including Deputy Speaker of the Knesset (Parliament) Majalli Wahabi of the Kadimah Party, as well as officers in the armed forces like Lieutenant Hesham Aborea and police such as Deputy Inspector-General Jamal Hakroush, deputy commander of the traffic division. Arabs are free to live anywhere in Israel, although most choose to live within their own ethnic, cultural, and religious communities. Arab students are welcome in the nation’s universities and colleges and serve as professionals in all areas of the national life.
By contrast, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stated that no Jews will be permitted to live in a Palestinian state. The Palestinian Christian Arab community has shrunk drastically in the last eighteen years since the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority took over in the West Bank — to the point where today, Beit Jalla, once a Christian town outside Jerusalem, is without a Christian population, and Bethlehem, once the most Christian of cities in the Holy Land, is now peopled with a Muslim majority. So, too, do Palestinian Christians face a determined campaign of forced conversion to Islam by the Hamas government of Gaza, which permits only one Jew to reside in Gaza: the five-year captive kidnapped Israeli soldier Corporal Gilad Shalit.
So if the term “apartheid” still refers to unequal treatment under the law, forced segregation, or outright exclusion on religious, racial, or ethnic grounds, then it’s the Palestinian donkey that should be pinned with the “apartheid” label. Palestine — where the president and the prime minister hold their offices without benefit of popular national elections, where non-Arabs are prohibited from owning land, and where the sale of land to a Jew is a capital crime.
Of course, the Palestinian BDS movement doesn’t want the world to pay attention to any of these facts, and its international supporters will conveniently ignore the evidence, but anyone with a modicum of intelligence and a reasonably open mind will want to seek a Palestinian response to my charges.

And concludes with a call to the leadership of ‘Palestinian apartheid’: Nabil Sha’ath and Saeb Erekat: the world is awaiting your response, lo sema-hát (if you please), Inshallah.[685]

V. Sharpe calls the attention to: What is also overlooked is that Hamas and Fatah demand that all Jews be ethnically cleansed from, and driven out of, their Jewish towns and villages within Judea and Samaria. In other words, Apartheid: Arab style.[686]

Israel’s Prime Minister B. Netanyahu in his address to the United Nations (on Sep. 23, 2011)

The Jewish state of Israel will always protect the rights of all its minorities, including the more than 1 million Arab citizens of Israel. I wish I could say the same thing about a future Palestinian state, for as Palestinian officials made clear the other day — in fact, I think they made it right here in New York – they said the Palestinian state won’t allow any Jews in it. They’ll be Jew-free – Judenrein. That’s ethnic cleansing. There are laws today in Ramallah that make the selling of land to Jews punishable by death. That’s racism. And you know which laws this evokes.[687]

Another wave of outrage at “Palestinian” official apartheid and judenrein (ethnic cleansing) nature, came about in Sep. 2011, when Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) ambassador to the U.S., Maen Areikat openly declared that a “Palestine” State should be free of Jews. 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. Justfiably, Israel’s minsiter Y. Edelstein said: “After an unending de-legitimization campaign and attempts to brand Israel an apartheid state, it appears it is the Palestinians who seek apartheid.”[688] The shocking surprising part was also, that he didn’t even realize the [real Apartheid] gravity[689] of his (statement and) stand. Israeli foreign minsiter called for embassies to protest PA Apartheid State[690]. (The notorious anti-Israel “Israeli” paper Haaretz sanitized Areikat’s No Jews Remark.[691]) Areikat’s declaration means of course: 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…[692]

Appropriately called a “racist Palestine state.”[693][694][695]

Arab Islamic apartheid against Christians Vs the only free State -in the region- Israel

Israel is the only Middle Eastern country where the Christian population is thriving instead of disappearing. Between 1948 and 1998, Israel’s Christians grew fourfold, from 34,000 to 130,000.[696]

Eli E. Hertz: “Only in Israel Does Freedom of Religion Flourish.” He quotes: “Moslems have enjoyed, under Israeli control, the very freedom which Jews were denied during Jordanian occupation.” Judge, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, 1968, He elaborates: “In Israel, both Jews and non-Jews are free to practice their faiths freely and openly on individual and institutional levels. That contrasts sharply with neighboring Arab states, where intolerance is the norm and the number of non-Muslims is constantly shrinking. The Palestinian Authority’s conduct – including the destruction of Jewish sites and violations of the holiness and neutrality of Christian ones – raises serious doubts as to whether the PA can be a trusted custodian of sacred sites in the Holy Land – Jewish or Christian.”[697]

Philadelphia Daily News’ C. M. Flowers wrote (at the heels of the so-called “Arab spring,” Sep. 2011): “The very real persecution of Christians in the Arab world”

If the “Arab Spring” bathed the Middle East in some much-needed sunlight, there’s at least one group that sees ominous clouds on the not-so-distant horizon. That would be the region’s embattled and apprehensive Christians, who’ve lived a kind of double life for many decades.

While nominally citizens of the countries they inhabit, most non-Muslims, the majority of whom are Christian, are treated as second-class members of society because so many governments in that part of the world adhere to sharia, and anyone familiar with the Islamic legal system knows that it codifies discrimination.

For example, while Christians are free (and in some cases pressured) to convert to Islam, Muslims are barred from converting to Christianity. In a notorious case now in the headlines, Yusuf Naderkhani, a Christian pastor, has been sentenced to death in Iran for refusing to renounce his faith, to which he’d converted as a teen.

…an Egyptian Christian who petitioned the government to allow his daughters to receive a Christian education was forced into hiding after receiving death threats when his request was made public.

So Christians in the Middle East can be forgiven if they don’t embrace the Arab Spring with as much fervor as their Muslim brothers and sisters because – to put it bluntly – the devil they know is at least more predictable than the devil they don’t – which is, without a doubt, Islamic fundamentalism.

And in many parts of the Middle East, that’s the only form of Islam there is, despite what you hear from organizations such as the Council on American Islamic Relations.

She goes on in explaining how Christians are effected when Arab-Islamic countries under “secular” tyrants are toppled.

While Christians were as oppressed as the next citizen in countries when secular tyrants like Hosni Mubarak, Moammar Gadhafi and Saddam Hussein ruled the roost, at least they weren’t prey to the sectarian hostility rampant in other places such as Iran and Afghanistan, hotbeds of jihadism.

It’s true that Egyptian Christians were always treated poorly by the government, but so was the Islamic Brotherhood, which was crushed into submission by the iron will of Mubarak and his military junta. Christians were merely as persecuted – or as tolerated – as any other group that the government didn’t like.

But now, as the tyrants topple like dominoes, Christians have good reason to worry that they will be unique and tragic victims of this Arab awakening.

To its great and unexpected credit, the New York Times actually publicized that fear this week in a front-page, above-the-fold article about Syrian Christians who are ambivalent about the campaign to overthrow Hafez al-Assad.

The reason for this ambivalence is simple: Like Mubarak and Hussein, Assad continues the proud tradition of secular despotism, persecuting those who wear the cross, the hijab and the kippah with equal fervor. Those who say religion is the root of all evil in an attempt to maintain the devout wall between church and state conveniently overlook secular societies such as Syria and Baathist Iraq that terrorized their citizens in a religious vacuum.

However, they would be right about one thing: Godless regimes generally treat all victims equally, whereas those founded on a specific creed play favorites. And while it’s hard to find very many nations where Christianity is the official state religion, and fewer still where they persecute nonbelievers, there’s really only one country in the Middle East that provides equal rights to all its citizens, of whatever creed: Israel.

In fact, if you speak to Israeli Arabs, they will tell you that, while they may disagree with government policy in Palestine, they’re not afraid to bow toward Mecca in the streets of Jerusalem, or attend Christian services in Bethlehem. In short, they’re not forced to live their faith in the shadows.

That’s clearly not the case in much of the Arab world, and Syrian Christians know it. So do their Lebanese Maronite friends, who’ve spent the last decade watching with increasing anxiety as Hezbollah and its Islamist members have infiltrated Beirut, making it difficult even… be seen going into a Catholic church…[698]

ARAB-ISLAMIC BIGOTRY [ANTI-SEMITISM] IN THE WEST

As the Wall Street Journal points out (2009): “Europe Reimports Jew Hatred.” Police arrests Muslims targeting Jews. That The Islamist variation of Jew hatred is now being reimported to Europe.[699] Even such liberal outlets as the BBC were forced to admit to the [new] anti-Semitism in Europe. Part of the problem is the Middle East situation, which is not as simple to understand as people like to think. For example, in Arabic you don’t talk about Israelis you talk about “the Jew” or “Yahud”.[700] That Anti-Semitism ‘on rise in Europe’ (2004), with increased anti-Jewish attacks.[701][702]

Those -unfortunately- supporting Arab-Islamic apartheid systems, racist pan-Arabism and intolerant pan-Islamism

Regarding the radical left — its calling others “racists,” while routinely, supporting: the tyranny and racist Apartheid Arab-Islamic ruling systems of the majority oppressing minorities; of race based pan-Arabism [“Palestinian” nationalism is also its product]; intolerant rejectionist pan-Islamism; the Turkish and Iranian oppression and discrimination; Sudan genocide; Arab-Muslim crime upon Jews, especially since the mass expulsion; the Arab Spring with its violent anti-Christian, and openly anti-Jewish — D. Greenfield expanded (Oct. 2011) on its “worst crime in the Middle East is its craven love for tyranny, for grand empires built on race and religion.” Detailing:

The Middle East’s Arab-Muslim majority at the expense of its minorities. It has supported the majority’s terrorism, atrocities, ethnic cleansing and repression of the region’s minorities. Very rarely has it raised a voice in their support, and when it has done so, it was in muted tones completely different from their vigorous defenses of the nationalism of the Arab Muslim majority.

…obsessed with the Arab Spring, which rewards the ambitions of Arabist and Islamist activists at the expense of Coptic, African, and other minorities. It is dementedly fixated on statehood for the Arab Muslims of Israel, (better known by their local Palestinian brand), but has little to say about the Kurds in Turkey or the Azeri in Iran. The million Jewish refugees and the vanishing Christians of the region never come up in conversation. They certainly don’t get their own protest rallies or flotillas.

The Africans of Sudan could have used a flotilla, or an entire UN organization dedicated to their welfare, which the Arab Muslims who had failed to wipe out the region’s Jewish minority are the beneficiaries of. But they had to make do with third tier aid.

Unlike the Arab nationalists and Islamists of Libya, the French, English and American air force did not come to their rescue. It came to the rescue of the Libyans who showed their gratitude in the time honored way of the Arab majority by massacring the African minority. All under the beaming smiles of the selective humanitarians of the left. But what’s a little genocide between friends?

…Pan-Arabism, a race based nationalism, in line with the Soviet Union’s expansionist foreign policy. Pan-Arabism’s socialism made it easy for the left to ignore its overt racism along with the admiration of many of its leading lights for Nazi Germany. The same left which refused to see the Gulags and the ethnic cleansing under the red flag, turned an equally blind eye to the contradiction of condemning Zionism for its ethnic basis, while supporting Pan-Arabism, which was ethnically based.

Under Zionism, Israel retained a sizable Arab minority. The Pan-Arabists, however, drove their Jews out with mob violence, political repression, prisons and public executions. The left’s criticisms of Zionism are rendered moot by their own support for Pan-Arabism, and their own longstanding hostility to Jewish national identity, insisting that socialism demands that Jews assimilate into the dominant race, whether in Russia or Western Europe. In the Middle East and North Africa, Arabization has led to repression of non-Arab minorities and the destruction of other cultures through the insistence on unity through race.

As the sun of Pan-Arabism sets, the left has turned its attention to Pan-Islamism with equal enthusiasm. While Pan-Arabism allowed Christian Arabs some representation, Pan-Islamism excludes based on religion. Having endorsed a racial tyranny, the left has fallen so low that it now champions majority theocracies.

…support for Kurdish nationalism has faded as Turkey has gone from a secular ally of the Western powers, to an Islamist tyranny dreaming of empire. This perverse twist of affairs has the left abandoning the national struggles of an oppressed people when their rulers align themselves more closely with the bigoted regional majority.

… in Egypt, where Mubarak’s excessive tolerance for minorities, led the left to endorse the Pan-Arabist and Pan-Islamist calls for his overthrow. And in Tunisia, where a government tolerant of minorities has been replaced by the Islamists. …support of racial and theocratic rule …policy which endorses racial and theocratic rule and works to bring it about is a true crime and blot on the region.

It is no coincidence that the one country in the region that the left hates above all else, is neither Arab nor Muslim. Just as it is no coincidence that the Arab Spring replaces regimes tolerant of minorities with Islamists and Arabists. The left’s true regional agenda is the racist agenda of its Arab members. The Arab Socialists and the Islamists who have defined its regional positions have turned the left into a vehicle for their racial and theocratic agendas. …which is racist. It is the left which backs theocracies and always supports the majority’s oppression of the minority… backs theocracies and always supports the majority’s oppression of the minority.
The idiots in their Keffiyahs eager to give everyone a lesson on the Middle East think the Assyrians vanished in ancient times, have no idea who the Circassians are, or the Arab Gypsies, think the Zoroastrians are a traveling circus, and couldn’t begin to tell you anything about the Druze, the Bahai or the Ahmadis except that American foreign policy or Israel are probably to blame…
Pan-Arabists and their rejection of Turkish reforms… repression of minorities and the ethnic cleansing and attempted genocide of the region’s native inhabitants by their Arab Muslim conquerors. …the nationalism of medieval conquerors and the resurgence of their colonial descendants. The only two nations with any historical roots in the region are Israel and Persia. In North Africa, where the Arab Spring has burned fiercest, the left is cheering the resurgence of an Arab Pretoria, racist regimes turning into even more racist theocracies run by the great-great-grands of the men who invaded the region and destroyed much of its history and culture.

The Arab Spring, with its purges of Coptic Christians and Africans, its outpouring of hostility toward Jews, is as perverse as if the left had suddenly decided that Africa needed proper Boer rule. It’s the senseless behavior of racist idiots and totalitarian hypocrites who think that if they call you a ‘racist’ first then they win the argument.
The left has endorsed Arab and Islamic rule over the Middle East, which means that it is in absolutely no position to criticize anyone or anything. It will talk your ear off about Gaza or Fallujah, but it won’t have anything to say about Turkish chemical weapons raids into Kurdish areas of Iraq. The tens of thousands of political prisoners in Turkish jails, some there for no other crime than the use of the Kurdish language, don’t exist for the left. Erdogan’s casual threat to ethnically cleanse the Armenians again doesn’t stir their interest.
…picked Pan-Islamists over secularists in Iran and Turkey. It picked racialist fascists in Egypt, Iraq and Syria and their local Palestinian militias. It backed Islamist and Arabist revolts again in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. And after backing every totalitarian majoritarian regime that wasn’t too closely aligned to the United States their one great enemy is the region’s only democratic state.

The left’s worst crime in the Middle East is its craven love for tyranny, for grand empires built on race and religion, over the national and political rights of the minority. These Apartheid states are all they care about. Their greatest effort has been set not on resolving the stateless problems of the Kurdish minority, on the national borders of Armenia or ending the Turkish occupation and settlement of Cyprus but on adding yet another Arab-Muslim state to the region.

Palestine, the cynical project of Pan-Arabist and Pan-Islamist thugs, is the great obsession of the left. Because if there’s one thing that the Middle East doesn’t have enough of, it’s totalitarian regimes built on Arab and Islamist identity. And the one thing it has too much of is democratic state with a non-Arab and non-Muslim minority. And that one thing is what they are committed to destroying.[703][704]

CONFLICT = INTOLERANCE!

Authors, historians explain the motive and true cause of the Arab-Israel conflict as pure intolerance (of the “other”),[705] [706][707][708][709][710][711][712][713][714][715][716] Arab racism and Islamic bigotry, dating the Judeophobia to the founder of the conflict[717] the Mufti Haj amin al-Husseini, known for his open vile sermons, calling [already in the 1920s] to “Kill the Jews wherever they are.” And later on A. Hitler’s ally (despite the Nazi leader’s utter contempt for the Arab race as “monkeys”[718]). [Responsible for having a hand in founding Arab Nazi parties. [719]] That 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.[720] As a journalist has put it: “Arab racism must go,” and that “There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings.” [721]

Richard Kraus wrote (in 2003) “The Roots of Anti-Semitism”

It is a matter of basic logic that cause must chronologically precede effect: that which occurs today cannot have been caused by an event that will not occur until tomorrow. Arab anti-Jewish bigotry cannot have been caused by Israeli policies, or even by Zionism more generally, for the simple reason that Arab anti-Jewish bigotry long predates the development of political Zionism.
One of the incidents inspired by this bigotry was the massacre of the Jewish community in Basra in 1776, in what is now southern Iraq. In 1785, Ali Burza Pasha led a pogrom against the Jewish community in what is now Libya, killing hundreds. In the city of Algiers in 1805, several hundred Jews were murdered during what was termed the “Black Sabbath” massacre. Algiers was the site of major anti-Jewish pogroms again in 1815 and 1830. One of the most historically important instances of anti-Jewish violence of the nineteenth century occurred in Damascus, now the capital of Syria, in 1840.
It was the Damascus blood libel in which the Jewish community was falsely accused of ritual murder; several members of the community were arrested and tortured for confessions, during which one of the torture victims died. Subsequently, 60 Jewish children were seized and purposefully starved so as to extract confessions from their parents. This incident was so important because it inspired Moses Hess to write The Revival of Israel: Rome and Jerusalem, which first argued for a restoration of Jewish national self-determination; even more than Theodor Herzl’s book The Jewish State, Rome and Jerusalem marked the beginning of modern political Zionism.
It should also be noted that the bloody anti-Jewish pogroms that occurred in the Arab world during this period of time took place against a backdrop of daily, institutionalized oppression. In nineteenth century Europe, Jews were finally being released from the ghettos in which they had been forced to live since the Middle Ages. In Arabic-speaking North Africa, Jews were being herded into ghettos, called mellahin, which were first instituted in Morocco in 1808 before being copied by the other countries.
Of course, anti-Jewish bigotry did not decrease with the advent of the Zionist movement, although it reached a level of truly genocidal viciousness long before the state of Israel was declared in 1948. Anti-semitism thus existed long before there was a refugee problem, and certainly long before the occupation of the territories following the 1967 war. As early as 1921, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the first leader of the Palestinian national movement (and, incidentally, Yasser Arafat’s uncle), incited a pogrom in Jaffa in which 43 Jews were murdered. In 1929, there were further Arab pogroms against the Jewish communities in Jerusalem, Safed, and Hebron in which 133 were killed and 399 were wounded; the survivors of the community in Hebron were forced to flee.
Al-Husseini also helped incite the series of pogroms which lasted from 1936 to 1939, in which hundreds more Jews were killed. Once the Second World War began, al-Husseini, seeing Nazi Germany as a natural ally, traveled to Berlin to meet with Hitler and plan for the extension of the Final Solution to the Jewish community in the mandate. According to the German minutes of the meeting, al-Husseini thanked Hitler “for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches. The Arabs were Germany’s natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely … the Jews.”
In the end, of course, the Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps was defeated by the British at Alamein, and the Holocaust thus did not reach the mandate. The Mufti spent the remainder of the war contributing to Nazi atrocities by recruiting for the SS amongst the Muslim population of the Balkans.
Given the long history of anti-Jewish hatred among Arabs, and anti-Jewish violence by certain Arab segments, it is not surprising that the Arab world reacted violently to the idea of Jewish self-determination. Nor is it all that strange that Azzam Pasha, a secretary of the Arab League, responded to a last-ditch peace effort by the Jewish Agency in 1947 by saying, “The Arab world is not in a compromising mood. It’s likely, Mr. Horowitz [one of the Jewish Agency representatives], that your plan is rational and logical, but the fate of nations is not decided by rational logic.” Nor is it surprising that, at the beginning of the 1948 war, the same Azzam Pasha declared that “this will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades.”
Arab violence against Jews has been going on long before there was an occupation, long before there was a refugee problem — indeed, long before there was a political Zionist movement. That does not mean it has to go on forever. No one is born a bigot. Indeed, all the Arab dictatorships spend a tremendous amount of effort on propaganda intended to foster and maintain anti-Jewish bigotry. For example, one Palestinian Authority ninth-grade textbook contains the passage, “treachery and disloyalty are character traits of the Jews and therefore one should beware of them.” If the Arab governments were to halt this stream of anti-Jewish propaganda, the Arab-Israeli war would end. If Arab society were to undertake a serious moral reckoning with its history, there would be real and enduring peace. As long, however, as the world keeps blaming the victims, this war will not end. [722]

ARAB ISLAMIC HYPOCRISY

On the sheer hypocrisy, the FLAME organization, under “Apartheid in the Arab Middle East” asks: How can the U.N. turn a blind eye to hateful, state-sponsored discrimination against people because of their race, ethnicity, religion and gender?

While apartheid-the legally-sanctioned practice of segregation, denial of civil rights and persecution because of race, ethnicity, religion or gender-has been eliminated in South Africa, where the term originated, it continues to be practiced in many parts of the world, particularly in the Arab Middle East and Iran. Why does the United Nations Human Rights Council continue to attack free, democratic Israel, yet refuse to condemn these true crimes against humanity.[723]

Seraphic Secret wrote on: ‘Progressives Copy Arab Muslim Playbook of Lies’

One of the ironclad laws of the Muslim world in relation to Israel/Jews is this simple formulation:
Whatever atrocity the Muslims accuse Israel of committing, is, in fact, being perpetrated by Muslims.
Item: The Muslim world and its enablers on the left accuse Israel of being an apartheid state. Of course over a million Arab Muslim, Christian and Druze are citizens of Israel. There are Arab members of the Knesset and an Arab on the Israeli supreme court. There are Arab officers in the IDF. Israeli society, open and democratic, bears zero relationship to the South African apartheid state to which it is being compared.
In contrast, the Arab Muslim world is effectively an apartheid system. Jews are all but gone from the Arab Muslim world, expelled over the past sixty years, the wealth and property of the 800,000 Arab Jewish refugees stolen or taken in, er, taxes. And now Christians have been targeted for elimination from all Arab Muslim states.
The Palestinian Authority has publicly announced that any future Palestinian State will be judenrein, an apartheid state.
Item: The Arab Muslim world, like clockwork, accuses Israel of perpetrating a holocaust against the Palestinians.
If such a charge were true, the Israelis must be the most inept genociders in the history of the universe. For how is it that Gaza, a terrorist state, and an easy target, has not been flattened by the IAF and turned into a nice big parking lot.
Of course, the Arab Muslims were allies of Hitler in World War II. There were even Muslim SS soldiers. Haj Amin Al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was led, by Heinrich Himmler, on a guided tour of Auschwitz for a first-hand lesson on how to murder Jews on an industrial scale.
The Hamas covenant calls for the annihilation of the Jewish State and the murder of every Jew on the face of the earth.
Which brings us to liberal progressives and their ghoulish charge that a conservative climate of hate is responsible for the Tucson massacre.
The above formulation-in effect, blood libels-applies to liberal progressives, for they have adopted the Arab Muslim tactic of committing acts which they attribute to others.[724]

J. Hanin wrote: “Meet the REAL Apartheid States in the Middle East,”

For years, those protesting Israel have claimed that Israel is an apartheid state. Yet, anyone comparing Israel to its neighbors would walk away shaking their heads. Let’s look at the facts so we can put this poppycock to rest.
Israel allows freedom of speech, religion, voting and sexual orientation… It has more college graduates per capita than any country in the Middle East (this is significant since Israel is immediately surrounded by 22 Arab countries that are 640 times bigger than the Jewish State). It produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation: 109 per 10,000 people. Its citizens hold more patents per person than do citizens of any other nation. If you use a computer, cell phone, text messaging or voice mail, you’re likely using technology first developed in Israel… Fast forward to Arab countries. Arab countries don’t allow freedom of speech, religion, voting & sexual orientation. Saudi Arabia arrests women for driving. Egypt conducts “virginity checks[725] on female protesters.” Libya is accused of raping and libeling women.[726] Iran hangs homosexuals[727] on a regular basis and has earned the top slot for world leader in child executions.[728] Afghanistan is known for marrying and beating child brides.[729] Palestinians have assassinated those suspected of helping Israel.[730]
Maps in Arab countries have inevitably omitted Israel off their maps while inciting hatred against Jews and Israelis. The BDS (boycott, divest and sanction) campaign is a result of Palestinian Authority’s failed effort to isolate the Jewish State both economically, politically and socially. Mourning Israel’s existence via Nakba Day[731] is more of this harnessed incitement. Israel? Besides making progress, seeking peace and offering a whole host of human rights, it’s known and hugely criticized for defending itself and its citizens.[732]

Goal of diverting attention from the real racism, apartheid, practiced by Arab and Muslim worlds

Already in 1987 Y. Z. Blum exposed who and what is behind the “apartheid” campaign:

Most regrettably, many of the countries represented here today, although pretending to be among the most outspoken critics of racism, have cynically exploited that issue to serve their own nefarious partisan objectives, that have nothing whatsoever to do with the eradication of racism. On the contrary, these pretentious critics represent regimes that, themselves, have come to exemplify the worst evils of discrimination, intolerance and oppression. We must never lose sight of the fact that many, if not most, of the states that orchestrate and lead the verbal offensive against Israel, while ostensibly addressing the problem of apartheid, have ruthlessly trampled underfoot their own minorities and have enslaved their peoples under cruel dictatorships. Widespread imprisonment without trial, disappearances of alleged political opponents, degradation and torture, summary executions and wholesale butchery have become their hallmarks.
Among the countries represented on the Special Committee Against Apartheid we note, for example, Syria. The brutal policies of Syria’s ruling Alawite minority have claimed thousands of victims and in 1982 culminated in the horrifying massacre of between 10,000 and 25,000 people and the annihilation of whole families at Hama; the orphaning of an estimated 20000 of that town’s children, and the widespread devastation of the town’s historic quarter. The savage character of the Syrian regime was also pointed out recently in a special report of Amnesty International that described not only the atrocities committed by Syrian forces in Hama, but also cited overwhelming evidence showing that over the years thousands of people have been harassed, arbitrarily arrested, horribly tortured and even summarily executed by Syrian security forces.
Algeria, another member of the special committee, is noted for its oppression of the native Berbers, who are denied the right to separate cultural expression…
Outside the special committee, but very outspoken nevertheless, are such countries as Libya and Iraq. The fanaticism and extremely oppressive character of Libya’s regime has become notorious. Indeed, the hysteria that marks the religious intolerance of Libya’s dictator has recently reached a higher pitch as Colonel Khaddafi has increasingly taken to openly inciting against people of other faiths, particularly Christians – as, for eaxmple in his speech of 1 September 1983 in the anniversary of his coup. Iraq, too, has become infamous for its own brand of bloody suppression of human liberties and the cruel persecution of its Kurdish and Assyrian minorities.

The author concludes about the Arab goal of diverting attention of the real racism, practiced by Arabs of course, past and present.

In conducting their cynical campaign against Israel in the context of apartheid, Arab states and their allies conveniently manoeuvre attention away from their own central role in the history of racism against black Africans . For centuries, the slave trade in Africa was dominated by Arab traders and in certain Arab countries today slavery still exists.
Arab brutalization of black Africans was recalled in the 17 February 1973 issue of Ghana’s Weekly Spectator, which wrote that, during Ghana’s struggle for independence , Arab merchants “constituted themselves into a volunteer force and with batons cudgelled down freedom fighters in the streets of Accra in open daylight.” Khaddafi’s calls for a jihad – a holy war – against Christianity in Africa led the black African Archbishop of Abidjan to raise the question in the Milan newspaper Avenire (19 June 1974) whether this might mean a return to the days when this might mean a return to the days when eighty thousand Africans a year were enslaved by the “Arab colonialists.” Arab economic domination led Joseph Nyerere, the brother of Tanzania’s president, to write that

. . . Arabs, our former slave masters, are not prepared to abandon the rider-and-horse relationship. We have not forgotten that they used to drive us like herds of cattle and sell us as slaves. (Zambia Daily Mail, 21 June 1974).[733]

M. Steyn exposes the hypocrisy:

As Jonathan Tobin points out, the official goal of the Middle East “peace process” is a “two-state solution”, in one of which Muslims live alongside Jews and have voting rights and representation in the legislature, while in the other there are no Jews at all and, as in “moderate” Jordan, to sell your house to a Jew is a crime punishable by death. There goes the neighborhood, right? When the western campus left holds its annual “Israeli Apartheid Week”, presumably it’s in philosophical support of the notion that you don’t need to run an “apartheid” system if you just get rid of everyone who’s not like you.[734]

I. Mansdorf

What anti-Israel activists have learned to do is ignore history as well as Arab racism and apartheid, and instead speak to the world in the language of human rights to gain legitimacy for their cause and to strip that legitimacy from Israel. Notwithstanding the hypocrisy and dishonesty of these activists, Israel is now seen by many often naive and uninformed young idealists as an uncaring bully who denies Palestinian Arabs freedom and independence, “rights” that today few disagree with.[735]

CLARITY THROUGH POLITICAL CLOUDS, WORRIED ISRAELIS VS RACIST ARABS

There’s a great need to dispel clouds of politically charged rhetoric that often causes confusion.

A writer explains how “Israelis aren’t ‘racist’ – they’re worried.”[736] Yet, Prof. Plaut under title: “The True Face Of Israeli Racism” exposes the Arab racism and anti-Jewish Arab apartheid, so often ignored. Highlighting the sheer contrast bewteen Israeli Jews’ acceptance of Arabs VS harsh treatment by Israeli Arabs towards Jews, citing an example of an Arab town “Ibillin” near 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.
…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…
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.”

Thus, the Prof. asks: “So who are the real racists? Where is the real apartheid?”[737]

S. J. Frantzman in an article: “Racism: The reality whose name we do not speak,” laments how Arab racism against Jews inside Israel is ignored or simply defined by a “politically correctness of a: “resistance,” “authentic,” “spontaneous,” “hooliganism” or “nationalism.”, citing his own testimony of Arabs’ attacks on innocent Jews passing by.

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. [738]

REALITY VS “APARTHEID” SLUR / LIE / PROPAGANDA

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. Israel’s population entails all colors, races equal under the law.[739]

From the fighters against hatred on the ‘apartheid lie’: The truth is that unlike apartheid South Africa, Israel is a democratic state. Its 20% Arab minority enjoys all the political, economic and religious rights and freedoms of citizenship, including electing members of their choice to the Knesset (Parliament). Israeli Arabs and Palestinians have standing before Israel’s Supreme Court. In contrast, no Jew may own property in Jordan, no Christian or Jew can visit Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia.[740]

Yoram Ettinger asks about the slanderous claim of so-called “apartheid” in Israel: “Did you know that Arabs prefer Israeli ID?”

Three sisters of Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, married Israeli Arabs and live in Israel’s Negev city of Tel Sheva. Two are widows and the son of the third serves in the IDF…
J Sheikh Akrameh Sabri, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who delivers anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist sermons, retains his Israeli ID card. Here are a few more: Hanan Ashrawi of the PLO, Muhammad Abu-Tir of Hamas and Jibril Rajoub’s wife…
150,000 non-Israeli Arabs, mostly from Judea and Samaria, married Israeli Arabs and received Israeli ID cards between 1993 and 2003.
Israeli Arabs vehemently oppose any settlement which would exchange land between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. This would transform them into Palestinian subjects, denying them Israeli citizenship.
According to an opinion poll conducted by The Palestinian Center for Public Opinion headed by Nabil Kukali of Beit Sakhur, a sizeable number of Jerusalem Arabs prefer to remain under Israel’s sovereignty.
Since 1967, Jerusalem Arabs within Israel’s municipal lines have been permanent Israeli residents and are Israeli ID card holders. They freely work and travel throughout Israel and benefit from Israeli’s health care system, retirement plans, social security, unemployment, disability and child allowances. They can vote in Jerusalem’s municipal elections. According to the January 2011 poll, which was conducted by Palestinians in Arab neighborhoods far from any Jewish presence, 40% of Jerusalem Arabs would relocate to an area inside Israel if their current neighborhood were to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority. Only 27% would prefer to remain in the neighborhood under Palestinian Authority.[741]

An author gets a good laugh, albeit a somewhat bitter one at “Israeli Apartheid Week” [as he dubbs it “Israeli Pogrom Week”].

…the reason I’m laughing these days is not because it’s Purim season, but because the enemies of Israel and the Jewish people around the world are hosting, as they have for the past seven years, something called “Israel Apartheid Week.” This international phenomenon consists of a series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of International apartheid Week, according to the group’s website, is “to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.”
So while in reality, this is no laughing matter, I can’t help but to ridicule the absurdity of the claims that Israel is an Apartheid State on par with White South Africa. Anyone who has been to Israel, and I’m sure the majority of the group’s organizers have not, would come to realize in a very short time how utterly preposterous those claims are.
Let’s start by using the capital city of Jerusalem as the ultimate proof of this fallacy. I take my wife to the mall and Arabs are shopping in the same stores as Jews. I take my kids to the zoo and Arabs are there with their families as well. The movies – it’s the same story. Restaurants, cafes, gas stations, public restrooms more and more Arabs are sighted. Wow! I’m amazed! There are Arabs everywhere I go.
In all of Jerusalem’s hospitals Jewish and Arab doctors and nurses work side by side treating – you guessed it, Arab patients!! Not only Arabs from the area, but from all over Israel including Judea and Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”). In fact, even during Israel’s military Operation in Gaza a few years back, Arabs who needed special treatment were given care in Israeli medical clinics near the border. True Hamas did everything in their power to prevent their fellow Arabs from accepting treatment, but “Apartheid” Israel was still on hand to treat our ENEMIES and their families nonetheless.
The most transparent example of why this myth is bogus can be found in the halls of government and military. There are currently 14 Arab (and Druze) members of Israel’s Knesset or Parliament elected to represent their own constituency in all parts of the country. Within the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Beduin Arabs play a key role, often serving as trackers as part of the Desert Reconnaissance Brigade usually in Southern regions of the country.
Does this sound like Apartheid to you?
It doesn’t to me, hence the sarcastic laughter. In reality the “Apartheid Week BDS” group is an organization of anti-Zionists whose goal is to first delegitimize and ultimately destroy the State of Israel. There is nothing noble, sincere, or factual in their critiques or actions when it comes to the events surrounding what should be really dubbed “Israel Pogrom Week,” where Israel bashers and haters come to spew their Anti-Semitic rhetoric while they are disguised as pro-Arab left-wing humanitarians.
Why don’t the Apartheid folks ask the Arab living in Israel if they would rather be living in Israel (with civil rights, healthcare and education benefits, insurance – and I could go on and on), or in Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, or any other country whose name I’m sure will not be mentioned this week by these phony saints. The answers they receive might be surprising to them, but not to me.[742]

After simply [naturally] laughing the “apartheid” slur off, Danielle Kubes responded to the slanderous propaganda in order to clarify the facts to others:

The hypocrisy of Israel Apartheid Week
I laughed the first time I heard Israel called an apartheid state. The statement is so hyperbolic and absurd that it should not even require refutation. But since many students fail to grasp the full complexity of Middle Eastern issues and never bother to check the facts, I’m writing to clarify that Israel is not an apartheid state and saying it is only hinders constructive dialogue; people shut down when they hear emotive words bearing negative connotations. So calling Israel an apartheid state merely attracts attention and masks the real issues plaguing the Israel-Palestine conflict.

First off, most people don’t realize that Israel is extremely multicultural. Downtown Tel-Aviv you’ll find Black Christian Sudanese drinking coffee alongside Thai women shouting Hebrew, beside religious Jewish men wearing tall black hats who dart their eyes to the ground as scantily-clad young Israeli women saunter by with their Ethiopian boyfriends to buy soda from Arab-Israeli vendors. To assume Israel has a single ethnic identity, or that its goal is such, is a joke. True, Israel was founded primarily as a Jewish state – but not to the exclusion of others. The purpose was to ensure that Jews always have a safe place to go whenever they face persecution, certainly not because Israel seeks an entirely Jewish population run according to Biblical laws. Israel could not create a single identity even if it tried because Jews are too diverse in race, observance and opinion.

Moreover, every citizen of Israel’s democracy has exactly the same rights. Arab Israelis – who make up roughly one fifth of the country’s six million people – vote, worship whomever they want, volunteer for the army and even make up roughly one-tenth of parliament. Sure, prejudice and discrimination exists in Israel. And in Canada. And in every country in the world. To be an apartheid state, the discrimination must be sanctioned and enforced by the government on the basis of race. Israel’s government often condemns prejudiced individuals and constantly denounces extremists. It cannot be held responsible for the actions of racist individuals.

But what about the checkpoints, fences and separate roads the government placed in the West Bank? Are they proof the government is inherently racist against Palestinians? Or did Israel create them to protect its citizens from a very real terrorism threat funded and encouraged by Iran and Syria? Security, not racism, is the motivation behind Israel’s policies in the West Bank.

Separate roads for Israelis and Palestinians exist because tensions are so intense that an Israeli found on Palestinian property is likely to be assaulted or killed, and vice versa.

Racism didn’t fuel the recent offensive in Gaza either; Israel’s government was taking military action against the nearly 3,500 rockets it says have been launched against Israel from the Gaza Strip since Israeli forces withdrew from the region in August 2005. Feel free to criticize Israel’s defence policies, but don’t be fooled into thinking the core of the conflict is institutional racism. Not only is there little evidence for that, but it also oversimplifies the conflict thereby drawing attention away from the real issues at hand such as water rights, demographic issues and extremism.

And what about the actions of Israel’s neighbours? Why didn’t people protest when Lebanon’s army killed hundreds of Palestinians in 2007 while fighting militants in a refugee camp? And why don’t people cry out when Syrian homosexuals have to flee into Israel to escape death? Perhaps Canadians don’t care when Arabs kill other Arabs. We must take care not to apply a different standard to Israel, which possibly has the best human rights record in the region.[743]

Author D. Prager, in a piece based on raw facts, clearly lays out the ‘lie’ of apartheid and shows the ‘genocide’ goal of the lie (Aug. 2011):

Israel has nothing in common with an apartheid state, but few people know enough about Israel — or about apartheid South Africa — to refute the libel. So let’s respond.

First, what is an apartheid state? And, does Israel fit that definition?

From 1948 to 1994, South Africa, the country that came up with this term, had an official policy that declared blacks second-class citizens in every aspect of that nation’s life. Among many other prohibitions on the country’s blacks, they could not vote; could not hold political office; were forced to reside in certain locations; could not marry whites; and couldn’t even use the same public restrooms as whites.

Not one of those restrictions applies to Arabs living in Israel.

One and a half million Arabs live in Israel, constituting about 20 percent of the country’s population. They have the same rights as all other Israeli citizens. They can vote, and they do. They can serve in the Israeli parliament, and they do. They can own property, businesses, and work in professions alongside other Israelis, and they do. They can be judges, and they are. Here’s one telling example: It was an Arab judge on Israel’s supreme court who sentenced the former president of Israel, a Jew, to jail on a rape charge.

Some other examples of Arabs in Israeli life: Reda Mansour was the youngest ambassador in Israel’s history, and is now Consul General at Israel’s Atlanta Consulate; Walid Badir is an international soccer star on Israel’s national team, and captain of one of Tel Aviv’s major teams; Rana Raslan is a former Miss Israel; Ishmael Khaldi was until recently the deputy consul of Israel in San Francisco; Khaled Abu Toameh is a major journalist with the Jerusalem Post; Ghaleb Majadele was until recently a minister in the Israeli Government. They are all Israeli Arabs. Not one is a Jew.

Arabs in Israel live freer lives than Arabs living anywhere in the Arab world. No Arab in any Arab country has the civil rights and personal liberty that Arabs in Israel have.

Now one might counter, “Yes, Palestinians who live inside Israel have all these rights, but what about the Palestinians who live in what are known as the occupied territories? Aren’t they treated differently?”

Yes, of course, they are — they are not citizens of Israel. They are governed by either the Palestinian Authority (Fatah) or by Hamas. The control Israel has over these people’s lives is largely manifested when they want to enter Israel. Then they are subjected to long lines and strict searches because Israel must weed out potential terrorists.

Otherwise, Israel has little control over the day-to-day life of Palestinians, and was prepared to have no control in 2000 when it agreed to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state to which it gave 97 percent of the land it had conquered in the 1967 War. The Palestinian response was to unleash an intifada of terror against Israeli civilians.

And what about the security wall that divides Israel and the West Bank? Is that an example of apartheid?

That this is even raised as an issue is remarkable. One might as well mention the security fence between the United States and Mexico an example of apartheid. There is no difference between the American wall at its southern border and the Israeli wall on its eastern border. Both barriers have been built to keep unwanted people from entering the country.

Israel built its security wall in order to keep terrorists from entering Israel and murdering its citizens. What appears to bother those who work to delegitimize Israel by calling it an apartheid state is that the barrier has worked. The wall separating Israel from the West Bank has probably been the most successful terrorism-prevention program ever enacted.

So, then, why is Israel called an apartheid state?

Beause by comparing the freest, most equitable country in the Middle East to the former South Africa, those who seek Israel’s demise hope they can persuade uninformed people that Israel doesn’t deserve to exist just as apartheid South Africa didn’t deserve to exist.

Yet, the people who know better than anyone else what a lie the apartheid accusation is are Israel’s Arabs – which is why they prefer to live in the Jewish state than in any Arab state.

There are lies, and then there are loathsome lies. “Israel is an apartheid state” is in the latter category. Its only aim is to hasten the extermination of Israel. [744]

In April 2011, in a brave act, black student leaders slammed ‘apartheid’ characterization.

Letter says “decency, justice and hope compel us to demand immediate cessation to deliberate misappropriation of words.”
…African-American student leaders from a variety of historically black colleges and universities took out full page ads in numerous American college newspapers Thursday, displaying an “Open Letter to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP),” to convey that they were offended by SJP’s use of the term “apartheid” at recent Israel Apartheid Week events at campuses across the country…
“The Students for Justice in Palestine’s labeling of Israel, an extremely diverse and vibrant country, as an apartheid state is not only false, but offensive,” Vanguard President Michael Hayes told The Jerusalem Post. “Additionally, this rhetoric does absolutely nothing to help Israel-Palestine negotiations or relations. We feel this type of action serves to hinder the peace process domestically and abroad, and have made it our priority to take a stand to shift the tide of understanding.”

The Letter also reads:

“Your organization’s campaign against Israel is spreading misinformation about its policies, fostering bias in the media and jeopardizing prospects for a timely resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such irresponsibility is a blemish on your efforts.”
The letter continues to state that “[p]laying the ‘apartheid card’ is a calculated attempt to conjure up images associated with the racist South African regimes of the 20th century,” and calls the strategy “as transparent as it is base.”
“Beyond that, it is highly objectionable to those who know the truth about the Israelis’ record on human rights and how it so clearly contrasts with South Africa’s,” the letter reads, noting that under apartheid, black South Africans had no rights in a country in which they were the majority of the population.
Saying that the analogy manipulates rather than informs, the letter requests SJP to “immediately stop referring to Israel as an apartheid society and to acknowledge that the Arab minority in Israel enjoys full citizenship with voting rights and representation in the government.”
“Decency, justice, and the hope of peace and reconciliation in the Middle East compel us to demand an immediate cessation to the deliberate misappropriation of words and of the flagrant mischaracterizations of Israel,” the letter concludes. “Your compliance with this request will be viewed as a responsible and appropriate first step toward raising the level of discourse.”[745]

From Israeli Arab (Bedouin), Ishmael Khaldi, the deputy consul general of Israel for the Pacific Northwest:

Lost in the blur of slogans
Last year, at UC Berkeley, I had the opportunity to “dialogue” with some of the organizers of these events. My perspective is unique, both as the vice consul for Israel in San Francisco, and as a Bedouin and the highest-ranking Muslim representing the Israel in the United States. I was born into a Bedouin tribe in Northern Israel, one of 11 children, and began life as shepherd living in our family tent. I went on to serve in the Israeli border police, and later earned a master’s degree in political science from Tel Aviv University before joining the Israel Foreign Ministry.
I am a proud Israeli – along with many other non-Jewish Israelis such as Druze, Bahai, Bedouin, Christians and Muslims, who live in one of the most culturally diversified societies and the only true democracy in the Middle East. Like America, Israeli society is far from perfect, but let us deals honestly. 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
So, I would like to share the following with organizers of Israel Apartheid week, for those of them who are open to dialogue and not blinded by a hateful ideology:
You are part of the problem, not part of the solution: If you are really idealistic and committed to a better world, stop with the false rhetoric. We need moderate people to come together in good faith to help find the path to relieve the human suffering on both sides of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Vilification and false labeling is a blind alley that is unjust and takes us nowhere.
You deny Israel the fundamental right of every society to defend itself: You condemn Israel for building a security barrier to protect its citizens from suicide bombers and for striking at buildings from which missiles are launched at its cities – but you never offer an alternative. Aren’t you practicing yourself a deep form of racism by denying an entire society the right to defend itself?
Your criticism is willfully hypocritical: Do Israel’s Arab citizens suffer from disadvantage? You better believe it. Do African Americans 10 minutes from the Berkeley campus suffer from disadvantage – you better believe it, too. So should we launch a Berkeley Apartheid Week, or should we seek real ways to better our societies and make opportunity more available.
You are betraying the moderate Muslims and Jews who are working to achieve peace: Your radicalism is undermining the forces for peace in Israel and in the Palestinian territories. We are working hard to move toward a peace agreement that recognizes the legitimate rights of both Israel and the Palestinian people, and you are tearing down by falsely vilifying one side.
To the organizers of Israel Apartheid Week I would like to say:
If Israel were an apartheid state, I would not have been appointed here, nor would I have chosen to take upon myself this duty. There are many Arabs, both within Israel and in the Palestinian territories who have taken great courage to walk the path of peace. You should stand with us, rather than against us.[746]

From CIFWatch:

On CiF Watch and the fight against anti-Semitism
Comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany have been codified as anti-Semitic by the EU working definition of anti-Semitism.
When you compare Israel to Nazi Germany you’re saying, in effect, that, like Nazi Germany, Israel is morally beyond the pale and therefore has no moral legitimacy and no right to exist. It’s a way for those who seek her destruction to morally and politically justify their stance. Moreover, being asked to respond to such a hideous charge is not unlike asking the US to respond to charges by Iran that America is the great Satan.
In other words, such a charge against Israel is not a morally or intellectually serious argument, and it really shouldn’t be dignified as if it’s a serious charge. It’s simply abuse. The fact is that, by any measure (such as the annual country reports which are published by the highly reputable human rights monitoring organization, Freedom House), Israel is, by far, the nation with the best human rights record in the Middle East.
As far as the Apartheid slur, again, the main point of such a charge is to morally delegitimize Israel. The fact is that Israel’s Arab citizens enjoy full civil rights (in housing, education, voting, etc.) which South Africa’s blacks were denied. There are Arab Israelis in every sector of Israeli societyand their rights are protected by an independent judiciary.
In fact there is a Christian Arab on the Supreme Court, and Arab parties in the Knesset. In South Africa under Apartheid, Blacks weren’t permitted to live in White neighborhoods, go to White schools, or even date (or marry) Whites. There is no policy in Israel which even approaches such prohibitions.
The related charge that Israel “ethnically cleanses” its Palestinian/Arab/ethnic minority population are easily contradicted by population growth of every major religious/ethnic minority, both in Israel proper, and in the disputed territories.[747]

Michael Weingberg wrote:

‘Israel and the Apartheid Slur’
(and on IAW’s uncredible accusations)…as a Jew, and an Israeli, I do not wish a return to apartheid, in practice, but rather to closer examine this loaded, grossly distorted, and extremely misunderstood term. Apartheid bears no resemblance to the reality of day-to-day life in Israel…
These efforts to demonize a nation of survivors, from the biblical to modern era, are baffling and reckless. Israel assists in countless life-saving rescue missions and disaster relief operations locally and worldwide. We care for neighbors and strangers by saving lives of the injured or sick such as in recently devastated Haiti, refuge for thousands of African refugees fleeing horrific conflict. At the cost of precious lives, Israel’s best intentions and expertise are often refused as did the Iranian government after a catastrophic 2003 earthquake or grossly manipulated via horrific and unsubstantiated slander such as accusations against Jewish surgeons of harvesting organs of dead or injured Haitians. Such baseless and libelous accusations are dangerous to Jewish and non-Jewish lives, alike…
I live amongst people of all nationalities, colors, creeds, religions, sexual preference, and political affiliation. On any given day a multitude of languages can be heard spoken on the streets: Farsi, English, Thai, French, German, Finnish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew. Together we share government offices, waiting rooms, hospitals, shops, eateries, holy sites, pharmacies, medical facilities, zoos, malls, grocery stores, post offices, universities, workplaces, and neighborhoods. We serve and share roles as varied as doctors, nurses, surgeons, mechanics, rail-workers, clerks, soldiers, elected officials, lawyers, journalists, and taxi drivers. We are an integrated society…
When Israel does not actively prevent or defend against provocation, murder and massacre people will die. This includes civilians within Israel and civilians within areas under PLO or Hamas auspices. The precedent above defies logic and justice and renders survival of Israel impossible…[748]

Mike Fegelman of HR wrote (July 2011): ‘Vicious slur’ demonizes Israel

Re: “Groups divided over Israeli apartheid”
Drawing an analogy between Israel and apartheid is not only ill-informed, inflammatory and without any factual or logical basis, it is also a vicious slur employed by those who seek to demonize and deligitimize the right of the Jewish state to exist.
In making this comparison, these activists seek to paint Israel, the paragon of openness, tolerance and human rights, as a racist and criminal pariah state that commits crimes against humanity.
Consider this if you will: An Arab (Salim Joubran) serves on the Israeli Supreme Court, the former Miss Israel (Rana Rasian) is Arab, the captain of Israeli soccer team Hapolel Tel Aviv (Walid Badir) is Arab, the former deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset (Majalil Wahabi) is Druze.
Israel has accepted thousands of African refugees fleeing for their lives and welcomed thousands of Ethiopian immigrants. Jews and Arabs sing and dance together in Israel, swim in the Dead Sea, shop together and are educated at the same schools.
This farcical comparison should be unequivocally rebuked and condemned by the media..[749]

From a review on “Lettera a un amico antisionista” by Pierluigi Battista (Rizzoli, Jan 1 2011, 119 pages)[750]

Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend explores the fact that European and American élites are being contaminated by a bias against Israel regardless of logic or historical fact. The narrative of the intelligentsia, burdened down with studies and statistics, promotes the idea that it would be better if the State of Israel never existed. That it ought not to exist and that it will be destroyed. Demolishing this intellectual perversion of ant Zionist hatred in five blistering chapters, Battista reveals anti-Zionism for what it really is: Anti-Semitism.
In general, opinion shapers in the media, academia and the world of cinema are fostering a public opinion based upon silent agreement; a climate that delegitimizes Israel’s right to exist, libels it with the ‘apartheid’ slur and accuses it of war crimes. In the words of a previous French ambassador to London: “that shitty little country.” This warped mindset indulges in the most outrageous double standards that absolve the worst dictators while denying Israel’s right to life.
Battista shows how the United Nations and the European Union operate in a fever swamp of lies and deception. These and other multinational organizations protect the violators of human rights while ignoring human rights abuses in places like China, Chechnya and Sudan. Yet they criticize Israeli checkpoints that deter terrorist attacks by using pornographic adjectives like “Nazi”.
Battista assails this mindset on two fronts, (a) by pointing out the correspondences between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism and (b) by highlighting the maniacal obsession that Robert Wistrich calls the lethal obsession. Battista demonstrates so convincingly that this obsession is rooted in anti-Semitism.
But there’s more to it, as the author explains. Israel is being judged by an ideological system that emerged during the Cold War, in which the poor are automatically “good” whilst westerners are automatically “evil colonialists.” This system of judgment has a logical flaw at its core: the double standard. There are millions of displaced persons around the world whose plight is ignored. Just consider the Uighurs, Darfur, Tibet, Kirghizstan and the cruelty that characterized the so-called “Arab Spring.”
Battista identifies the sources of the masked anti-Semitism by denouncing this double standard in a series of debates with prominent figures like Sergio Romano, Barbara Spinelli, Tom Segev and the late Edward Said. He makes it clear by analogy. Specific governments are criticized all the time but one seldom encounters blanket criticism of for example Italy or Sweden as a whole, whilst their right to exist is never questioned.
And this is the theme of Battista’s work, presented in lucid arguments and with moral clarity: that the despicable questioning of Israel’s right to exist derives from the mental virus of anti-Semitism.

The reviewer also recommends the works of Robin Shepherd, Neill Lochery and Denis MacShane.[751]

In an OpEd, Yonatan Silverman explains in simple show of facts the obvious: “Israel no apartheid state.”

And that vis-a-vis the situation in the West Bank “apartheid comparisons are ludicrous!”

The difference between Israel and apartheid South Africa can be highlighted at a very human level: Jewish and Arab babies are born in the same delivery room, with the same facilities, attended by the same doctors and nurses, with the mothers recovering in adjoining beds in the same ward.’ (Benjamin Pogrund)
Global anti-Israel activists have adopted a baseless but malicious mantra for attacking Israel, claiming that the Jewish state is an apartheid state. The roots of this campaign go back to the racist Durban conference, an anti-racism event that turned into an unrestrained orgy of vicious anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment.
As long as occupation persists, democracy within Green Line won’t make a difference
The people who call Israel an apartheid state seek to draw a parallel between the vile racism and injustice which apartheid represented in South Africa and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank since 1967. But this parallel does not exist in reality. It is a vicious canard and an exaggerated appeal to emotion aimed at producing a deeply flawed and distorted comparison.
The ultimate purpose of portraying Israel as an apartheid state is to set in motion a process whereby the Jewish state will be slapped with the same harsh sanctions as South Africa, which eventually forced the apartheid regime to surrender and abolish its racist social system. The idea is that similar sanctions will also bring Israel to its knees and force it to withdraw from the West Bank. Yet as noted, this campaign is premised on a groundless, malicious fallacy.
Apartheid (apart-ness) in South Africa featured legal racial segregation that deprived non-white residents of the country of rights, while enabling the white minority to maintain its rule and superiority in virtually every area of life.
Public services in apartheid South Africa were segregated, with white citizens enjoying highly developed facilities compared to vastly inferior services for non-whites. In fact, blatantly racist legislation classified South Africans into different racial groups based on their ethnicity and skin color.
Now let’s turn our attention back to the Middle East. Indeed, Palestinian inhabitants of the West Bank want the occupation to end; moreover, we can concede that a situation whereby one nation occupies another is indeed a recipe for disaster, as inequality and injustice inevitably creep in on some occasions. However, such occasional inequality is not the same as apartheid.
Moreover, Israel’s conduct and the acts it undertakes in the West Bank are largely motivated by security concerns, rather than racial bias. As such, these moves are not fixed or entrenched in legislation; they are mitigated when the security situation is calm. On a broader level, Israeli society is based on equality and freedom for all citizens, including Arabs, by law, further highlighting the non-racial basis for the Jewish state’s actions in Judea and Samaria.
Until such time as a viable Palestinian government can rule the West Bank, following negotiations, Israel has no choice but to maintain its occupation in order to curb the terror threats against it. Yet Israel’s presence in the West Bank is not premised on a hateful, pervasive racist model as the one previously employed by South Africa. Rather, it is an imperfect political and military arrangement that shall prevail until the Palestinians can govern themselves.[752]

Jerusalem Watchman under “There’s no apartheid here,” listed a long detailed “prohibitions” and “limitations” in the “what if” scenario, if the ‘apartheid propaganda’ were to have had any shred of truth.
And starts off with vital clarifications:

The charge is that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian Arabs is similar to White South Africa’s treatment of South African black citizens (which included full-blood “Africans,” mixed-race “coloreds” and the descendants of immigrant Asian laborers).
The whole argument collapses right there, because the Palestinian Arabs have never been Israeli citizens. Nor did/do they have any national history as “Palestinians” – neither in Israel nor anywhere else. They are Arabs – their country of origin is Arabia.

(There’s extensive information on early massive Arab immigration -contributing to the bulk of Arab-Palestinian population today- that unlike Jewish immigration, it has not been subject to limitation, nor control by the British.[753][754][755][756][757])

For starters, then, it is fallacious to compare Israel’s relationship with the Palestinian Arabs in any area to the apartheid governments’ relationships with their black South African citizens.
Let us then turn to the Israel’s Arab citizens. Most are also Palestinian Arabs, but unlike the majority of their people – who remain stateless – they were willing to take citizenship and be integrated into the country of Israel.
Israeli Arabs comprise a little over 1.5 million of Israel’s 7.7 million citizens – approximately 20 percent of the population. They are, therefore, a minority.
They live in 15 towns and cities, mostly in and around the Galilee. They have full voting rights. Five Arab political parties are represented in the Knesset; there are 14 Arab members of Knesset, one has attained to a ministerial portfolio, one is a former and another is a current deputy Knesset Speaker.
Israeli Arabs enjoy complete freedom in their country. They can live, study, work and travel where they please. They have national health coverage and enjoy the same benefits as their fellow, Jewish, citizens.
What they do not have to do, is serve in the IDF (although some Druze and some Bedouin choose to do so and have served with distinction; even laying down their lives.)
The majority of Israel’s Arabs identify their nationality as “Palestinian.” Many, including some of the parliamentarians, openly support the PLO goal to destroy Jewish Israel and replace it with a Muslim Palestine.
Looking through a list of the above-mentioned “Apartheid Laws,” we see how it could be for Israel’s Arabs were the Jewish state an apartheid state:
– Arabs would be required to be classified and registered in accordance with a racial classification (Population Registration Act).
– Arabs would be forced by law to live in Arabs-only residential areas and work in Arabs-only business areas (Group Areas Act).
– Arabs would have their names systematically removed from the voters’ roll until they were all deprived of their voting rights (Separate Representation of Voters Act).
– By law, Arabs would be deported from wherever they lived in Israel and forcefully settled in designated Arab-only areas (Bantu Authorities Act).
– Arabs would be evicted and have their homes destroyed if they tried to remain in “Jews-only” areas (Prevention of Illegal Squatters Act).
– Arabs-only areas would be transformed into fully-fledged independent Arab homelands (Promotion of Bantu Self-Government Act).
– A denaturalization law would change the status of the inhabitants of the Arabstans (Arab homelands) stripping them of their Israeli citizenship and all its privileges and benefits (Black Homeland Citizenship Act).
– Most developed urban areas in Israel (all the established and economically-thriving cities and towns) would be deemed “Jewish,” and Arabs wanting to be in those areas would have to live in “compounds” and carry permits called “passes” on them at all times (Native Laws Amendment Act).
– The Arab population would be required to carry these pass books with them whenever outside their compounds or designated areas. Any Jew, even a child, could ask an Arab to produce his or her pass. Failure to produce a pass would result in the person being arrested (Pass Laws).
– Once Arabs-only areas are modernized and developed, Arabs would be moved out and the area declared a Jews-only area (Group Areas Development Act).
– Arabs would be deprived of the right to appeal to courts of law by means of an interdict or any legal process (Natives (Prohibition of Interdicts) Act).
– Arabs would be restricted to studying in Arab-only institutions. None of Israel’s schools or universities would be allowed to enroll Arab students (Bantu Education Act). The ruling political party in Israel would declare, that it viewed education as a key element in its plan to create a completely segregated society. Emulating the words of South Africa’s “father of apartheid Hendrik Verwoerd, an Israeli prime minister would declare: “There is no place for the Arab in the Israeli community above the level of certain forms of labor … What is the use of teaching the Arab child mathematics when it cannot use it in practice? That is quite absurd. Education must train people in accordance with their opportunities in life, according to the sphere in which they live.”
– Arabs would be allowed training in skilled labor, but would be restricted as to where they were allowed to work (Bantu Building Workers Act).
– Public places and services like beaches, playing parks, national parks, buses and trains, restaurants and hotels, theaters and cinemas etc would be segregated, with Jews getting the best and most well-equipped places and Arabs banned from entering or using those facilities. (Reservation of Separate Amenities Act).
– Arabs could be labeled “communists” – a criminal offense – for doing anything that promoted disorder and disturbances or encouraged feelings of hostility between Arabs and Jews (Suppression of Communism Act).
– Any Arab suspected of involvement in terrorism-broadly defined as anything that might “endanger the maintenance of law and order”-could be detained for a 60-day period (which could be renewed) without trial and on the authority of a senior Jewish police officer. There would be no requirement to release information on who was being held, making it possible for people so detained to simply “disappear.” (Terrorism Act)
– Jews and Arabs would be prohibited by law from intermarriage. – (Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act).
– It would be illegal for an Arab man to even show romantic interest in a Jewish woman; or for a Jewish boy to indicate an interest in an Arab girl (Immorality Amendment Act).

The writer adds that:

– Also, to qualify as citizens of a state like the South African apartheid state, Israel’s Arabs would have to comprise the vast majority of the population, and would be kept under the cruel and exploitative thumb of a minority Jewish population.
South Africa’s blacks were mostly Christian and animist. Very, very few were Muslim. Except for a radical fringe group, they never called for the Whites to be driven into the sea. Israel’s Arabs are 99 percent Muslim, and their avowed goal is to turn Israel into an Islamic country called Palestine.
They won’t succeed, thank the Lord, but if they did, we can be sure there would be no “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” here; just Shari’a show trials and public executions.
I could go on and on about just how miserable daily life would be for Arabs if Israel was run by an apartheid regime. The truth is that these Arabs enjoy an incalculably higher standard of living than any of their fellow Arabs in the states around Israel.
To suggest that Arabs in Israel live lives in any way comparable to the miserable existence endured by black South Africans is to do a terrible injustice both to Israel and to apartheid’s victims.
Apartheid week: a fiction enthusiastically embraced by those ignorant of history, and died-in-the-wool Hebraphobes. And concludes:They do not merit attention, just scorn and perhaps pity. Perhaps.[758]

Irshad Manji asks:

In a state practicing apartheid, would Arab Muslim legislators wield veto power over anything? At only 20 percent of the population, would Arabs even be eligible for election if they squirmed under the thumb of apartheid?[759]

In an article titled: “One Day in the Life of an Israeli Hospital” Prof. Plaut describes the beautiful rainbow variety of ethnicities and religions working harmoniously side by side. All in face of the “apartheid” propagandists who do not engage in debate but in defamation.

The Bash-Israel Lobby has now become a large choir of totalitarian chanting about supposed Israeli “apartheid.” Western campuses are filled with the hate fests of “Israel Apartheid Week.” Friends of Israel attempt to engage the bigots in debate, attempt to challenge their claims. Statistics are ladled out. Facts are cited, documentation is presented. But the libels about Israeli “Apartheid” are notoriously resistant to facts and truth, like mutant bacteria that resist antibiotics. Anyone who knows anything at all about the Middle East understands that Israel is the only country in the region that is not an apartheid regime…[760]

M. Davison calls the attention on the emotionally-charged propaganda “buzzword” to find out what the term “Apartheid” actually means before they carry their protest signs to their demonstrations.

Apartheid IS: A deliberate government policy of social, political, economic, educational and physical separation and discrimination between the people of a single country based solely on race, such as existed in South Africa.
Apartheid IS NOT: A situation in which two people of the same race, for example two SEMITIC peoples, are at war.
Apartheid IS NOT: A situation in which one of these nations, having lost its own state in an attempt to destroy the state of the other, finds itself conquered by the nation it had tried to destroy.
Apartheid IS NOT: A situation in which this conquered nation, having been granted partial autonomy which they did nothing to earn, continues to attempt to kill members of the conquering nation, driving their own economy into ruin because they use their children as suicide bombers and human shields rather than sending them to schools built for them at foreign expense, and which they also use as military bases.
Apartheid IS NOT: A situation in which the conquering nation undertakes measures to separate its members from those of the other nation (a separation based entirely on ideology since no racial difference between the two nations exists at all) in order to keep the members of its nation safe while still continuing to assist the hostile nation economically.
And finally, it IS NOT Apartheid when the conquering nation undertakes this method of self-defense, which still leaves its citizens vulnerable to a large extent, only because they find the much more effective method of expelling the hostile nation from the conquered territory morally reprehensible.
Now, to believe that “Israel is an Apartheid state”, you have to believe the following:
1) That Islam and Judaism are races, not religions.
2) That the entire area of Palestine as defined by the League of Nations, including Israel, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights and Jordan is a single national entity.
3) That the self-declared Palestinians are legitimate citizens of the State of Israel (which, by their own admission, they are not and do not wish to be).
4) That the state of Israel, or indeed any state, does not have the right to defend and protect its citizens from belligerent actions by foreign entities.
IF you can believe these four points, you can believe any fallacy presented to you, as long as it suits your own prejudices. If that’s the case, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you… cheap!

And calls to remember these facts the next time one wishes to demonize Israel with the buzzword.[761]

W. Reich points to a ‘first’ in global occurrences, Israel’s 2005 eviction of its own Jewish citizens, to be given to Arabs… (for the sake of a chance of peace), as he writes about a boycott of Haifa’s university:

In reality, there’s simply no comparison between South Africa and Israel. During its apartheid era, South Africa was run by a small white minority that oppressed its black majority. Israel, on the other hand, is 80% Jewish and gives its Arab minority full civil rights, including the right to vote and to be members of the country’s parliament. It also welcomes its Arab citizens into its universities. In fact, the student body of one of the universities being boycotted, Haifa, is 20% Arab – the same percentage as in the general Israeli population. Moreover, Israel is about to do something in Gaza that no country has ever done before: Totally and even forcibly extract and evict its citizens from homes and land in which they’ve lived for decades. And it’s prepared, as it was at Camp David in 2000, to withdraw from nearly all of the West Bank.[762]

TheRealJerusalemStreets posted (in 2011) photos from reality life in Israel, where Jews and Arabs have equal access anywhere, where Arab women have more rights than in Arab countries.

Saudi Arabia bans protests, Turkey locks up journalists, Iran and Libya kill their opponents. Egypt and Syria have also been killing protesters and the audacity, a new flotilla is being planned to protest against Israel’s policies.
Haneen Zoabi, a 41-year old Arab woman is an elected member of the Israeli Knesset and has led anti-Israel protests.
Israeli apartheid?
Her actions would never be tolerated in any of the surrounding countries, but Zoabi’s anti-government pieces are routinely published in main stream Jerusalem newspapers.[763]

JanSuzanne Krasner wrote (Oct, 2011): “Israeli Democracy vs. Arab Apartheid,”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One question needs to be asked of all those who accuse Israel of being an apartheid state: if Israel gave up all the land rights, forfeited all of the natural resources, and agreed to a One-State Solution with the “Right of Return,” would the Jews be able to live in peaceful coexistence with their Arab neighbors? The answer to this question determines the fate of the Jewish people and whether peace is ever attainable. [764]

One of those that denounced the lie of “apartheid,” is the Arab Druze MK Majallie Whbee,[765] who exposed its falshood. In fact, this Arab was an ‘acting President’[766][767][768] of the Jewish State. (In 2007, Majadele was the second Israeli Arab to serve in the Cabinet. Salah Tarif, a Druse leader, served nine months as a minister without portfolio before resigning in January 2002 because of a corruption investigation against him.[769]) A simple historic fact, Which explodes right in the faces of the “apartheid” accusers. An article of note is: “Israel’s Arab president” (2007):

Majallie Whbee Israel’s first non-Jewish President has rubbished claims that the Jewish state is an apartheid country.
Speaking to TJ, Arab Kadima Knesset member Majallie Whbee said his ascent to the position proved that those who draw such a parallel with the former South African regime were ignoring the facts on the ground.
And saying he was proud of being an Israeli citizen, the Druze MK also spoke of his wish to show the world that Israel is a democratic country with equal rights.
Whbee will serve as ceremonial President until next Tuesday, while acting president Dalia Itzik is in America. Itzik took over the position from Moshe Katsav…[770]

And R. Sacks asks: “The anti-Israel campaign raises the question: Does academic freedom exist on campus?”

You have only to visit an Israeli hospital to see how people of all faiths and ethnicities are treated alike. All have the vote. All can attend universities. All can be elected to the Knesset. A Druse Arab, Majallie Whbee, briefly served as president after Moshe Katsav’s resignation while acting head of state Dalia Itzik was out of the country. A Christian Arab, George Karra, headed the panel of judges that found Katsav guilty. Are any of these conceivable in an apartheid state?
Israel is one of the most religiously diverse societies in the world.
Only under Israeli rule have all three Abrahamic religions enjoyed unrestricted access to their holy sites in Jerusalem. It is the only place where an Arab Muslim can freely criticize the government on national television. Israel is not perfect, but its ethnic and religious minorities have greater rights – vigilantly defended in the courts – than anywhere else in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, in December 2010 Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared: “We have frankly said, and always will say: If there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, we won’t agree to the presence of one Israeli in it.’
If this vision of a judenrein Palestine is not apartheid, what is? As soon as the anti-apartheid campaigners start working against Palestinian racism, the intimidation and murder of Christians throughout the Middle East, and the brutal denial of human rights that is leading to civil protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, then they will have earned the right to be taken seriously. Until then, they should be seen for what they are – political pawns in a very dangerous game. [771]

A blogger wrote:

The Little Known Story of Israel’s Arab President
“In Israel, the Arab minority makes up 20% of the country, and receives equal civil and political rights. About 12% of the Knesset (the Israeli Legislative Branch) is made up of non-Jewish Arabs, including Ayoob Kara (Likud) and Hamad Adar(Yisrael Beiteinu), both of which serve in right-wing nationalist parties. The Israeli-Arab minority has achieved what most perceive as the unachievable: Few people know this, but the Jewish majority in the State of Israel entrusted Majalli Wahabi, a non-Jewish Arab to temporarily lead the country as acting President in 2007.”
I didn’t know that there were non-Jewish Arabs in the right-wing parties. I mean, Yisrael Beiteinu? That’s about as right-wing and nationalist as you can get.
I also didn’t know that Israel once had a non-Jewish Arab temporarily serving as President. That’s really incredible. [772]

Anti-Israel ardent critic R. Goldstone: “Apartheid” is a lie, a slander!

Richard J. Goldstone, is a former justice of the South African Constitutional Court, who led the United Nations fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict of 2008-9. He was quick to “accuse” Israel of “war crimes” in its (2008-9) anti-Terror operation (‘Cast Lead’). But retracted it after learning the facts.[773] In 2011 (Oct.) he wrote an Op Ed in the New York Times: “Israel and the Apartheid Slander.”

The need for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians has never been greater. So it is important to separate legitimate criticism of Israel from assaults that aim to isolate, demonize and delegitimize it.

One particularly pernicious and enduring canard that is surfacing again is that Israel pursues “apartheid” policies. In Cape Town starting on Saturday, a London-based nongovernmental organization called the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will hold a “hearing” on whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid. It is not a “tribunal.” The “evidence” is going to be one-sided and the members of the “jury” are critics whose harsh views of Israel are well known.

While “apartheid” can have broader meaning, its use is meant to evoke the situation in pre-1994 South Africa. It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations.

I know all too well the cruelty of South Africa’s abhorrent apartheid system, under which human beings characterized as black had no rights to vote, hold political office, use “white” toilets or beaches, marry whites, live in whites-only areas or even be there without a “pass.” Blacks critically injured in car accidents were left to bleed to death if there was no “black” ambulance to rush them to a “black” hospital. “White” hospitals were prohibited from saving their lives.

In assessing the accusation that Israel pursues apartheid policies, which are by definition primarily about race or ethnicity, it is important first to distinguish between the situations in Israel, where Arabs are citizens, and in West Bank areas that remain under Israeli control in the absence of a peace agreement.

In Israel, there is no apartheid. Nothing there comes close to the definition of apartheid under the 1998 Rome Statute: “Inhumane acts … committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.” Israeli Arabs — 20 percent of Israel’s population — vote, have political parties and representatives in the Knesset and occupy positions of acclaim, including on its Supreme Court. Arab patients lie alongside Jewish patients in Israeli hospitals, receiving identical treatment.

To be sure, there is more de facto separation between Jewish and Arab populations than Israelis should accept. Much of it is chosen by the communities themselves. Some results from discrimination. But it is not apartheid, which consciously enshrines separation as an ideal. In Israel, equal rights are the law, the aspiration and the ideal; inequities are often successfully challenged in court.

The situation in the West Bank is more complex. But here too there is no intent to maintain “an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group.” This is a critical distinction, even if Israel acts oppressively toward Palestinians there. South Africa’s enforced racial separation was intended to permanently benefit the white minority, to the detriment of other races. By contrast, Israel has agreed in concept to the existence of a Palestinian state in Gaza and almost all of the West Bank, and is calling for the Palestinians to negotiate the parameters.

But until there is a two-state peace, or at least as long as Israel’s citizens remain under threat of attacks from the West Bank and Gaza, Israel will see roadblocks and similar measures as necessary for self-defense, even as Palestinians feel oppressed. As things stand, attacks from one side are met by counterattacks from the other. And the deep disputes, claims and counterclaims are only hardened when the offensive analogy of “apartheid” is invoked.

Those seeking to promote the myth of Israeli apartheid often point to clashes between heavily armed Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank, or the building of what they call an “apartheid wall” and disparate treatment on West Bank roads. While such images may appear to invite a superficial comparison, it is disingenuous to use them to distort the reality. The security barrier was built to stop unrelenting terrorist attacks; while it has inflicted great hardship in places, the Israeli Supreme Court has ordered the state in many cases to reroute it to minimize unreasonable hardship. Road restrictions get more intrusive after violent attacks and are ameliorated when the threat is reduced.

Of course, the Palestinian people have national aspirations and human rights that all must respect. But those who conflate the situations in Israel and the West Bank and liken both to the old South Africa do a disservice to all who hope for justice and peace.

Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and the West Bank cannot be simplified to a narrative of Jewish discrimination. There is hostility and suspicion on both sides. Israel, unique among democracies, has been in a state of war with many of its neighbors who refuse to accept its existence. Even some Israeli Arabs, because they are citizens of Israel, have at times come under suspicion from other Arabs as a result of that longstanding enmity.

The mutual recognition and protection of the human dignity of all people is indispensable to bringing an end to hatred and anger. The charge that Israel is an apartheid state is a false and malicious one that precludes, rather than promotes, peace and harmony. [774]

J. B. Pollack explains the context and timely importance of the Op Ed article:

Goldstone’s article anticipates the forthcoming “Russell Tribunal on Palestine,” to be held in South Africa. Named after the hearings held in the 1960s by philosopher Bertrand Russell in the United Kingdom to protest the Vietnam War, the Russell Tribunal will bring the emotive symbolism of apartheid to a make-believe judicial process whose outcome is already predetermined.
The chair of the panel, anti-war activist Terry Crawford-Browne, has already called for international boycotts of Israel. One of the star witnesses is Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who conducted a reign of terror in South Africa’s black townships in the 1980s. Another is former U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney, who recently busied herself with propaganda for Muammar Gaddafi.

Despite the panel’s obvious lack of credibility, it will no doubt be touted by western leftists and third world governments as the basis for a renewed push at the United Nations to isolate Israel and promote unilateral Palestinian statehood. Goldstone’s op-ed is a timely rejoinder and the beginning of what appears to be sincere penance for the damage done by his slanderous report on the Gaza conflict of 2008-9.[775]

‘Discriminations’ in perspective

Ben Dror Yemini in “Take A Look in the Mirror” wrote about apartheid in the entire Arab world and about vast discrimination in Europe that surpasses by far any discrimination in Israel.

First, it should be stated that all Arab countries conduct an official apartheid regime. The Kurds in Syria are under a violent military regime. Not that anyone in Syria actually has rights, but the Kurds have much less. The Coptic worshippers in Egypt suffer from incitement, protests, hateful sermons and terror attacks.
In Lebanon, discrimination against Palestinians is official. Apartheid there is just a matter of fact. They are not allowed to open their own businesses, certain professions are forbidden to them according to law, and they can only dream about voting rights. They’ve been there for sixty years, and under the pretense that they are “refugees,” apartheid there is rendered official.
Has anyone ever heard of Apartheid Week against Lebanon or Syria? Don’t make them laugh. Regimes of atrocity get an exemption. It is the supporters of these benighted regimes that are the financers and activists in Apartheid Week against Israel. There are truly no limits.
And in Israel, only in Israel, as the demonization campaign is gearing up, an Arab judge heads the panel that convicted the president of the Jewish state. Not that there are no problems in Israel. Not that everything is perfect. Not that the attempt to reconcile between a Jewish and democratic state is free of contradictions. But all these problems pale when compared to what transpires in Arab and Muslim states, and also when compared to what transpires in Europe itself. Yes, Europe.
All comparative research indicates that the condition of the Muslim minority in Europe is worse than that of the Muslim minority in Israel. In Great Britain, for example, three of four children of Pakistani or Bangladeshi descent are below the poverty line. In Belgium, the majority of Turks and Moroccans are below the poverty line. The employment level of Muslim women in all these countries is extremely low.
…But there is no country clean of discrimination, just as there is no perfect democracy.
Apartheid essentially means a different law for different groups. This is the precise story of the free world, of the media, academia and “human rights” organizations such as the Human Rights Council. In Israel there is indeed an infringement of human and minority rights, but this is a minor infringement, not only in compassion to Muslim or Arab state, but even in comparison to Europe… Israel provides the Bedouins with far more rights than Europe does to the Gypsies.
But they sure know how to preach. Thus, Apartheid Week should be called by its true name. Not merely impudence and hypocrisy week, but also the week of apartheid against Israel.[776]

Worldwide preferences for one group over another and singling out Israel who does not discriminate on the basis of “race”

Many already spoke against the racist labeling of racism upon the Multi-racial, multi-religious state of Israel,[777] a truly melting pot of all races.[778] This unjust of singling out Israel, when practically every nation in the world has some kind of similar favoritism in its immigration policy: ethnic Germans, for example who have lived, even for generations outside Germany, have a “right of return” to Germany; English-speaking people are favored to enter England, and in the Netherlands, only those ethnically Dutch are able to 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 proclaim themselves officially and openly as “Christian.” Britain has crosses in its flag. Saudi Arabia has a crescent on its flag, (many Arab nations are called Arab Republic) and is very (totalitarian) Islamic; so is the Islamic Republic of Iran. Pakistan was born out of the idea to be a home specifically for (Indian) Muslims, just as Israel came about to be a home for Jews (and saving from persecution). Many countries, do even greater promotion of some kind of religion: Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, like in: Burma, Thailand.

It’s completely false to state that Israel is the only country “based on” religion or ethnicity. Christmas is on the official calendar of most Christian countries, and in Poland & in Ireland on many subjects, the Church has the final word. If Israel is racist, so are the above (and other) nations mentioned. Moreover, given this widespread preference for ethnicities and religions other than Judaism around the globe, it is hard for many Jews to find a home outside of Israel. And concludes: 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.[779]
There’s a long detailed list of countries with policy in preference of one ethnicity over the other, across the board. Yet, as a pundit points to Arab-Islamic hypocrisy: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Djibouti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen won’t allow those holding an Israeli passport into their countries but that doesn’t seem to put anyone off. (Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen won’t even allow those with an Israeli stamp on their passport to enter.) A law that at its most malicious simply requires everyone else to follow standard naturalization procedures before welcoming them as a citizen does not seem worthy of mobilizing anti-apartheid campaigns.[780]

Decrying the “Palestinian” falsification and hypocritical propganda, E. Abrams (2011) in “Sari Nusseibeh and Palestinian Moderation,” Nowhere does Nusseibeh state or imply that for a Muslim majority country to say “Islam is the religion of the state” and “Sharia is the basis of our laws” might lead to theocracy or apartheid.[781]

The [unlimited] rights of Arabs VS the [limited] rights of Jews to reside in the region

It should be noted that the Arabs have permanent residency rights in Israel. They can live and work wherever they want in Israel, including the Golan Heights, and enjoy all rights except voting and having IL passport. These rights are reserved to full citizens only. Furthermore, East Jerusalem is not deemed an occupied territory by the US and several other Western countries, although they consider it a disputed territory. (By law, segregation is forbidden. That is the key. The fact that there are ‘encountering problems’ by: A Hispanic coming to an ‘all white neighborhood’ or a white [Caucasian] American moving to a predominantly black neighborhood are just facts of life. The same applies between Druze VS Arab-Islamic, between Christian-Arabs VS Muslims in Israel/Palestine, etc.) The sad part is, the pro-Arab anti-Jewish discrimination in the region: “As for the settlements, the current fashionable view is that Arabs have the right to live anywhere in the old Palestine Mandate–Israel, West Bank, Jordan–but Jews have only the disputed right to live in Israel proper. The West Bank area is to be ethnically cleansed of Jews, and their settlements used for Arab refugees.”[782]

Harry W. Webber wrote about common knowledge in Israel of the reality favoring Arabs over Jews:

So, is there any apartheid in Israel? Yes, there is. While Arabs are allowed, as citizens, to purchase houses wherever they please (there are Arab minorities in the predominately Jewish cities of Acre, Ramle, Jaffa, Carmiel, Safed and Netanya, there is not one single Jew living in any Arab town or village in the entire country! Believe it or not! And the reason is simple. Any Jew moving into an Arab town is assured that his house will be set afire the very same night. This is exactly the fate of several Jews who bought houses in the Druze village of Peki’in. Their houses were destroyed, they barely survived, a riot ensured, the locals kidnapped a policewoman for several hours till calm was finally returned to the village. And all this in a village famous for its hospitality to Jews — as long as they remain guests and not residents. That is the apartheid in Israel!
Anyone visiting Israel knows all this to be true. What is also true is that in Judea and Samaria, the heart of ancient Israel — where the Hebrew prophets lived and where the Jewish patriarchs travelled the length and breadth of the land — the local Arabs decided after the Six-Day War that it would be nice to be called “Palestinians”, and as such, demand that “Palestine” — Judea and Samaria — be granted statehood. That no one saw them as a separate people before 1967 is irrelevant. That they have no unique national history, religion or customs is also irrelevant. That only two countries ever recognized the territory as belonging to Jordan or to any other Arab state is also irrelevant. The new “Palestinian” dogma became: the Jews conquered the land, therefore, we, the new Palestinians want it back (but you never had it in the first place!) to set up another enemy to Israel — on the east.
In those disputed lands — for over forty years — Arabs have committed murder and theft on a massive scale against Jews. As a result, the Israelis had to set up checkposts and roadblocks to control the traffic of weapons and the free movement of terrorists. Andin order to protect the lives of Jews who decided to live in the homeland of their forefathers, the Army had to set up separate roads — for Jews and for Arabs. This was done only after hundreds of Israelis were attacked in drive-by shootings at the hands of Arabs terrorists.
Arab cities and towns in Judea and Samaria have complete local autonomy — without a Jew ever entering their outskirts. In fact, if a Jewish driver ever mistakenly enters an Arab town in Judea and Samaria, he is immediately bombarded by rocks, and is in danger of being lynched. Just such a fate befell two Army reservists a decade ago as they got lost and entered Ramallah. No one can ever forget the blood- drenched hands of the “proud” killers of these two men as they waved to the cheering crowd. On the other hand, Arabs enter Jewish towns and cities in the most casual, care-free and confident manner one can imagine. The contrast between the two situations is admittedly grating to many Jews.
Apartheid you say? Yes, there is apartheid. Arabs want Judea and Samaria to be “Judenrein” — “clean” of all Jews. Most of them believe that Jews have no right to live in the only place on earth that G-d has declared to be theirs — and only theirs. Not only do they want Jews out of Judea and Samaria, they also want them out of Haifa, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Jerusalem. In South Africa’s apartheid, the whites tolerated the blacks, permitted them to live, only apart. The Arabs are much worse. They want to eliminate all the Jews of Israel — from the hills of Judea and Samaria to the white sands of the Mediterranean Sea. Is that apartheid? No! That is a wish for genocide, and the promoters of that policy can only be described as “Palestinazis!”[783]

The anti-Terror fence

Despite the overwhelming life saving results of the shield/fence, which has proved to limit the entrance of intruders bent on wreaking havoc, committing massacres. The Arabist ugly propaganda, always shrewd in abusing imagery, attempts to -conveniently- use the fence as a symbolic “separation.” The fence, is exactly that, a de-fence, “Saving Lives: Israel’s Security Fence.”[784][785][786] Basically “the fence is doing exactly what it was designed to do, save lives. It promotes peace.”[787] As testified in Congress it is “a mechanism for peace. On a trip to Israel last year, I had the opportunity to view the security fence, firsthand.”[788]

Fact: the fence which anti-Israel forces prefer calling the “wall,” is not between Arab VS Jew. There are Arabs on both sides, it’s between Israeli ID holders (Arab or Jew) and “Palestinian” ID holders (happen to be of Arab origin). The security concerns come from [Arabs, by in large] holding “Palestinian” ID – naturally, the perpertrators of deadly attacks. So it would be more fair to say it’s a border safety zone. In other words, it’s guarding Israeli citizens, Arab or Jew.

The Law of Return – designed to be a refuge for Jews [of any color], who have a past/present history of persecution

The ‘Law of Return’ is precisely a protection of Jews the very victim of racism. It’s the antithesis of racism,[789] and calling it “racist” is denying the reality of discrimination against Jews past/present. This sort of labeling is Holocaust denial or Holocaust trivialization.[790] Indeed, thousands of lives have been saved, and Jewish communities rescued from isolation and persecution, because of the availability of immigration and the Law of Return.’ “There is nothing discriminatory about Israel’s Law of Return. It has enabled Israel to fulfill a humanitarian mission by offering a home to Jews from around the world.”[791]
Many countries employ religious or ethno-religious symbols on their flag.[792] In fact To single out Jewish self-determination for condemnation is itself a form of racism, asserts noted civil rights lawyer. In his words: “My definition of anti-Semitism… is taking a trait that is universal and singling out only Israel for exhibiting that trait.”[793]
In contrast of what’s described as: almost impossible to become a naturalized citizen in many Arab states (and excluding Jews from their own law of return” in 1954), In Israel, however, Non-Jews are also eligible to become Israeli citizens under naturalization procedures similar to those in other countries. Arab states define citizenship strictly by native parentage.[794]

At best, the ‘Law of Return’ can be described as a form of ‘affirmative action’ for Jews.[795] Yet, far from discriminating against Arabs, Israeli land policy, in some cases, favours Arabs, under the guise of affirmative action.[796]

Democracy & equality

A writer elaborating on Arab apartheid [VS the Apartheid slur on Israel]:

There are Arab parties in the Israeli Parliament; full Arab voting rights. Arabs are welcome as both physicians and patients in Israeli hospitals, and as both teachers and students in Israeli schools. The only national institution from which they are exempted is the military, so that, if necessary, they should not be required to fight against their own brothers. Israel is clearly not an apartheid state.

Attempts, therefore, to compare Israel, to white South Africa are at best uninformed; at worst, maliciously dishonest and anti-Semitic.
The irony is that in Israel, despite problems in Israel as in any other country, Arabs enjoy more rights, freedoms and liberties than do their neighbors in any number of Middle East countries currently fighting for these very same privileges.[797]

Muslim Arab Israeli journalist K. A. Toameh: “Israel is not an apartheid state… Israel is a free and open democratic country. I enjoy living here and I would rather live as a second class citizen in Israel, even though I’m not, than a first class citizen in any Arab country.”[798]

From A. Isseroff about one of the chief propagating-lies of the “apartheid” myths:

A staple lie of the “Apartheid Israel” myth makers is that Israeli Arabs or Muslims do not serve in the IDF, and therefore are not admitted to Israeli society. This is a particularly diabolical sort of lie, since it takes advantage of a feature of Israeli democracy. Military service is voluntary for Israeli Arabs, so that nobody would be forced to fight against their own kin. Many Israeli Arabs and Muslims serve in the IDF. Many Israeli Arabs do not serve because they hate the state. Nonetheless, they are not prosecuted. If those who do not serve feel that they are discriminated against because they did not serve, it is their own responsibility. Israeli Arabs have a radical political leadership that does not represent their interests, and calls on the Palestinian authority to halt peace negotiations with Israel, for example.[799]

Classical sad irony is that some Israeli Arabs like Ahmed Tibi [currently holding high position in the Israeli democratic parliament “Knesset”] who like all Israeli Arabs enjoy rights and freedoms in Israel they wouldn’t find anywhere else in the Middle East, dare propagate lies and accuse the democratic Jewish state of having so-called ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’ policies, while never backing up his ridiculous epithets with facts. [800] Typically, this hypocritical Arab leader himself has been accused of being a racist,[801] and in 1997 he said: “Whoever sells his house to Jews, has sold his soul to Satan…” [802]

The fact that Israeli law equalizes between all races/religions, provides equal right to all,[803] proves thet Israel is Jewish and democratic. “The Jewish character of the state does not permit Israel to discriminate between its citizens. In Israel Jews and non-Jews are citizens with equal rights and responsibilities.”[804]

We must bare in mind, though Israel may have certain respect for Jewish holidays, its legal system is not Jewish, but secular. The basic laws of the State of Israel dates to the Ottoman and British mandates. marriage laws rely on the respective community’s court (Jewish, Muslim or Christian).[805][806]

As to some differences in standards of living that might appear between some Arab and Jewish communities (despite preferential treatments the Israeli system provides):

we must remember that discrepancies between the sectors are not always the result of discrimination. Perhaps the best evidence of this is the Christian Arab minority (comprising only 9 percent of the Israeli Arab population).14 Although they are identical in ethnicity, language, and nationality to Muslim Arabs, the Christians boast remarkable achievements: Their child mortality rate is comparable to that of Denmark, and the percentage of students accepted into university is higher than that of the Jewish population.15 Hence, the state cannot be held entirely responsible for the privations of its Muslim Arab minority. Ideological differences and lifestyle choices must also be taken into account.
Furthermore, any difference between the Jewish and Arab communities must be viewed in the larger context of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Because of the ongoing war between the Jewish state and its neighbors, Israeli Arabs do not serve in the army. They therefore do not undergo the socioeconomic equalization effected by military service, and do not enjoy its many benefits, including the vocational and leadership training the IDF provides to its recruits. Should the Israeli-Arab conflict one day be resolved, full equality may become a more feasible goal.[807]

From the differences between Zionism and Arab nationalism: “most Israelis have accepted the partition of the land since 1993, while Baathism, for example, wants all the lands between Syria and Iran as one Arab Ummah, with no national rights for non-Arab nations living there centuries before the Arab conquest.”[808]

Israel’s harassement of the Jewish right shows again that only security concerns dictate its policies

Routinely, in certain regions, while Arabs are left untouched, the Jewish right wingers are getting harassed.[809] In one example, in the historic Jewish city of Hebron, “IDF unit straddles the Jewish neighborhoods, the resident decry: “policeman harass and intimidate us.” The residents are all religious and hold strongly right-wing views.”[810]

The right wing politician “Avigdor Lieberman was being harassed by the Justice Ministry,” [811] A settler youth was even harassed by the police for exposing Top police official who kept persecuting right wing Jews. Even framing them.[812] Especially since Y. Rabin, there has been an era of “persecution of the Israeli right wing.”[813]

Conclusion: Officials’ anxiety towards the Jewish right might be exaggerated, it probably is and it cannot be justified to be a routine. But the fact remains that only safety of its citizens dictates its policies, vis-a-vis Jew, Arab or anyone else.

General facts VS myths/distortions deliberately spread around – ‘apartheid lies’

The Arab-Islamic invention of the “apartheid” comparison, analogy, the apartheid lie[814] was debunked.[815] “For Israel, apartheid epithet is undeserved.” [816] “Calling Israel’s occupation ‘apartheid’ is not only wrong but thoughtless. The labeling is wrong because the situations are entirely different.” says a writer: Apartheid in South Africa, from 1948 until 1994, was a unique system of racial separation and discrimination, institutionalized by law and custom in every aspect of everyday life, imposed by the white minority and based on a belief in white racial superiority. Skin color decreed inferior status from birth until death for blacks, Asians and “mixed-race” coloreds. In contrast, West Bank oppression is not based on a predetermined racist ideology. It stems rather from historical factors such as Jordan’s attack during the 1967 war…, economic… and security claims…[817]

It is strange to label Israel “Apartheid” when:
1. Omar Barghouti, a leading advocate of boycotting Israel and a resident of Ramallah is also a doctoral student at Tel Aviv University.
2. Haifa University is 25% Arab and the Hebrew University is 10% Arab, and yes, they attend the same classes and use the same washrooms.
3. Arabs vote and have representation in the Israeli parliament and there are Arab Israeli diplomats and an Arab member of the Israeli Supreme Court.
4. An Israeli Arab is captain of the HaPoel Tel Aviv soccer team.
5. Tens of thousands of Black Jews from Ethiopia and Brown Jews from India have all been welcomed into Israel.
6. An Arab Israeli young woman singer represented Israel at the 2009 Eurovision song contest.
7. Rona Raslan, an Arab, is the former “Miss Israel”.
8. Druse Arabs (who support the state of Israel) have served as ambassadors, army officers, even as Deputy Prime Minister.
9. Thousands of non-Jewish black African refugees make a long trek through Egypt on foot and try to immigrate to the Jewish state because they would rather live there than in Africa.
10. There are discriminatory laws against Palestinians in Lebanon and Jordan and few Israeli Arabs would want to trade Israeli citizenship for Jordanian or Egyptian.
11. The Palestinian Authority has said that any Arabs who sell land to Jews should be put to death, (and have in fact put some to death), but when a far-right wing Israeli radical-Zionist Rabbi told his followers not to sell land to Arabs, there was a national outcry and wave of condemnation against him. (As well as leading Israeli orthodox rabbis have denounced it.[818])
12. Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority has said that no Israeli Jew should be allowed to live in a future Palestinian State on the West Bank, but he will not sign a peace treaty unless Israel accepts about a million Palestinians.[819]

Adopting the infamous methods of Nazi propagandist Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, it becomes the truth.” The Arab world has refined this strategy to an art form, with none more skilled than Palestinian Authority leaders and their supporters. As lies become “truth,” there are people of sincere convictions who accept them…[820]

Apartheid myths is simply poisonous.[821][822]

It’s a Campaign to Delegitimize Israel with the False Charge of Apartheid.[823][824] Some have called (JPost, Aug. 2009): Treat the apartheid slur – the “A-word” – like the “N-word”[825][826] The Apartheid Propaganda[827] is also used to justify Palestinian terrorist attacks, this rhetoric is a form of The New Anti-Semitism.[828] Thus, the “Israel Apartheid” Lie – The “apartheid” slur is just another way for Israel’s enemies to try to delegitimize and undermine the Jewish state by comparing its self-defense measures to something derogatory.[829] Obama, was criticized in an article titled: “Obama Silent on PA Racism” for being silent on Arab Palestinian propaganda that uses such hype, routinely.[830]

B. Wajsman wrote “The Israel Apartheid Lies” –

A response to hate [“Israel Apartheid Week, Islamist apologists”] (2009)

“Israel is not South Africa” ~Prof.Edward Said, author of “Orientalism”
“The false equation of Zionism with racism is simply an Arab ploy to take the focus off of the real enemies of humanity. Zionism is a healthy form of nationalism.” – Edward H. Brown, Jr., former chief United Nations representative for the Congress of Racial Equality.
…These propaganda campaigns are the psychological and intellectual germ warfare of the naked aggression of hate. And they debase our public discourse. Witness Canadian Arab Federation president Khaled Mouammar calling Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney a “professional #####” for his support of Israel. These campaigns have already wiped out much of the historical and institutional memories of many in one generation of citizens in the free world, and are well on the way to infecting another, younger, generation.
The Islamist propaganda blitz in this new World War creates an enormous challenge for those still dedicated to the fate of freedom in the world. For the propagandists are engaged in an effort to destroy the legitimacy of one specific nation, a sister democracy, that is the free world’s frontline guardian against the spread of theocratic tyranny. And for only one reason. That reason was eloquently expressed by Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff when he recently wrote, “Israel Apartheid Week singles out one state, its citizens and its supporters for condemnation and exclusion, and it targets institutions and individuals because of what and who they are—Israeli and Jewish.”
Freedom of expression
Perhaps one of the most eloquent testaments to the fact that Israel may be many things (and one can disagree with it on many policies) but an apartheid state it is not, is that Jamal Zahalka, an Israeli Arab Muslim Member of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, has travelled freely, and frequently, in the west pronouncing on the “myth” of Israeli democracy. Zahalka is not just any ordinary MK. He is a member of the Balad Party.
Balad was founded by Azmi Bishara, also a member of Israel’s parliament, who started his political life as a communist. On the 8 of February 2004 the High Court sitting in Nazareth found that members of Balad were “…guilty of having put in place a Hezbollah proxy terrorist cell inside Israel in order to carry out suicide bombings…” Bishara himself declared in Beirut’s “L’Orient-le-jour” on the 13th of June 2001 that, “I do not consider Hezbollah to be a terrorist organization.”
Despite this, Balad has not been banned in Israel nor have its members, like Zahalka, been stopped from traveling. Indeed, Israeli diplomats in the various cities he has spoken in could not criticize him because Israeli protocol demands respect for a Member of the Knesset. Meanwhile Jews still cannot obtain visas to most Muslim countries. One more thing. Zahalka obtained his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in pharmacology at Hebrew University. Hebrew University’s student body is some 25% Arab.
Political participation
Zahalka is not a rare case. There are about a dozen Arab Muslim members of the Knesset. They represent several Arab political parties including two who expressly support terrorism. Those two had been disqualified by Israel’s election authority but re-instated by order of the Israeli Supreme Court.
In fact Israeli Arabs, overwhelmingly Muslim, turn out to vote in greater percentage numbers than North Americans do. Arabs serve in the diplomatic corps with no glass ceiling. Israel’s Ambassador to Finland is Arab. It was Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who appointed the first Israeli Arab, Salah Tarif, to the Cabinet. In May 2004 Salim Jubran was appointed to the Supreme Court of Israel.
Though making up some 18% of Israel’s population, 22% of the membership of the Israeli Labour Party that ruled Israel for most of its existence was Arab as of May 2005.
Civil rights
Arabic is an official language in Israel, even posted on all road signs which is more than we can say for English in Quebec. More than 300,000 Arab children attend primary and secondary schools in Israel. In 1948 there was only one Arab high school in Israel. Today there are hundreds. There is of course one “discrimination” in relation to Arabs in Israel. They are not obligated to perform military service though there are many, – particularly Bedouin, Druze and Circassians – who volunteer.
Though discrimination in employment and social services is outlawed, there are certainly many cases of individual prejudice. But a 2000 study published in the Jerusalem Post shows just how close the living standards are between Arabs and Jews in Israel. Unemployment among Jews stood at 6.8%; among Arabs it was 10.4%. The average Jewish household had 1.80 persons for every room; the average Arab household 2.30 persons for every room. Life expectancy for Jews averaged 75; for Arabs 73.
One of the big issues in every year’s Israel Apartheid Week is that the Jewish National Fund and Israeli government agencies control most of the land in Israel and won’t sell to Arabs. Well the fact is that those lands aren’t sold to anyone. They are leased. And there are no religious or ethnic restrictions whatever on who can lease it. A reality affirmed in an Israeli Supreme Court judgment written by Chief Justice Aharon Barak.
The “wall”
The real story of “apartheid” is on the flip side. The “Waqf”, the Muslim Religious Authority, has the protection of Israeli law to possess land and the Waqf – with no Israeli interference – has openly issued proclamations that its lands are strictly reserved for sale or lease to Arab Muslims only. In fact the Palestinian Authority has from its inception enforced the Jordanian law in place since the Jordanian occupation of the West Bank that no land be sold or leased to anyone other than Arab residents of the West Bank on pain of death.
“Apartheid” week has of course railed against the security wall calling it an “apartheid” wall. Speakers at various events always point to the World Court decision demanding that Israel change the route of the wall. What is always neglected is that the Israeli Supreme Court demanded the same thing months before the World Court and the Israeli government complied. And has complied with several other route changes demanded by courts. I am not the strongest advocate for a security wall as a permanent solution to anything, but let’s keep in mind that most of it hugs the 1967 border. And Israel has special cause for concern. When the Palestinian Authority was organized it was Israel that supplied 150,000 arms for the PA’s militia only to see many of those arms used against Israel’s citizens by both Fatah and Hamas factions, in addition to the suicide terrorist attacks. And finally, one last thing. Where in the Arab world would you ever see the Supreme Court ruling against its government and the government complying?
The justice system
Another big lie of Israel Apartheid Weeks is that Israel has created in the West Bank a regime of separation based on discrimination, applying two separate systems of law in the same area and basing the rights of individuals on their nationality. This is the classic half-truth. Residents of the West Bank can choose the legal jurisdiction they want to have recourse to. Including religious courts if they like. Part of the reason West Bank Arabs choose Israeli justice is the abject failure of the Palestinian Authority in implementing not only a constitution, but a functioning court system with legislation it can act on. What legislation there is, is nothing but a remnant of the Jordanian occupation from 1947-1967.
A December 2002 study by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research of residents of the West Bank and Gaza showed just how mistrustful they are of Palestinian justice. To the question “How would you evaluate the state of democracy and human rights in the Palestinian Authority?” 19.1% said good; 28.4% said satisfactory; and 50.5% said bad. When that question was asked of these same residents about Israel 65.5% said good; 11.9% said satisfactory; and only 17% said bad.
Land and international law
The fact is that whatever one may think of the occupation, aside from the settlement policies which are objectionable in far too many instances, Israel is exercising the same rights in international law as France and the United States did after the Second World War of holding onto territory acquired in its own defense after surviving an aggressive attack until peace is achieved. And under Israeli occupation, Palestinians have the highest percentage of university students; the lowest infant mortality and the longest life expectancy of any front-line Arab state. All that due to the assistance from the Israeli social service infrastructure.
The intellectual godfather of Palestinian nationalism Edward Said once wrote that “Israel is not South Africa” As Irshad Manji has pointed out, he could have stated nothing less since an Israeli publishing house translated his seminal work “Orientalism” into Hebrew. Israel is not so much the Jewish state as a state of Jews. The only preferential legislation that exists is the “Law of Return” that gives a Jew automatic citizenship while other prospective immigrants must wait three years. That law reflects the reality of a world that butchered millions of Jews and no country would take any in. Including Canada with its infamous “none is too many” policy. Israel was a haven for many Vietnamese boatpeople when Saigon fell, but there was no haven for the Jews of Europe.
The real facts on the ground
Had the early socialist Zionists had their way there would have been a secular bi-national state. But even before Hitler, the Palestinian Muslim Arabs’ religious and political leader Haj Amin al-Husseini of Jerusalem encouraged the wanton slaughter of Jews in Palestine under the British mandate, particularly in the years 1929-1940. He spent the years between 1941 and 1945 as Hitler’s personal guest in Berlin broadcasting Nazi propaganda in Arabic and helping raise two Muslim divisions for the SS. He was to be tried at Nuremberg as a war criminal, but with the help of the French and British got back to his home and continued his bloodlust even after Israel became the only nation to recognize the Arab state of Palestine by accepting the UN’s partition plan. Al-Husseini’s frontline Arab cousins’ response was to invade Palestine and hold the West Bank and Gaza prisoner for twenty years. His nephew Feisal was a member of Arafat’s inner circle.

Concluding that: These are the facts on the ground. Facts that the Palestinians must reconcile with their history if they are ever to achieve maturity as a people and as a nation. [831][832]

A few simple historic & present facts about wonderful Israel VS Arab nations/Arab-Palestinians

From material published in Sun News:

  • Israel is a multi-ethnic Jewish democracy, with a thriving Christian population and 20 percent Arab population, all free citizens. Since 9/11, Muslims slaughtered “infidels” in 7,500 deadly, ethnic-cleansing jihad attacks.

Islamic states, China, Iran, Cuba, and Syria, are apartheid, with severe domination over their citizens, torture, beheadings, amputations, honor killings; death to women, homosexuals, apostates, and rioters who oppose dictatorships.

  • When Israel became a state in 1948, seven Arab nations attacked for the entire Mandate. 160,000 Arabs who stayed, became Israel’s million citizens. Those who followed Arab orders became political pawns to acquire Israel. Acceptance of peace would have meant two states, no refugees, no Nakba.

  • 10,000 Jews became refugees of the Mandate; 950,000 Jews fled Arab persecution, absorbed by Israel and France. No pawns.

  • Arabs are still killing Israelis, using its citizens as shields. Israel’s care to target military is confirmed; so is their right to self-defense.

  • Israel is first worldwide in rescue missions and humanitarian aid to all nations — Haiti, Turkey, Greece, Ethiopia, etc. Innovations and achievements in science, medicine and literature reap Nobel prizes. Israel leads in humanitarian programs and healthcare to needy countries, and leads in hi-tech and biomedical innovation, research and development. Israel conducts courses annually for emerging nations, helping in desert agriculture, water management, emergency and disaster medicine. The Koran commands Islamic charity to Islamic countries only.

  • When Israel administered the “territories,” they became the 4th-fastest growing economy in the 1970s, rising per-capita income, plunged unemployment, plunged infant mortality. Israel ended the “occupation”; the areas are run by terrorist Hamas and Fatah. Israeli “settlements” (housing developments) were built in undeveloped, uninhabited areas and are perfectly legal.

There is no greater ally to the US than Israel, a bulwark for democracy.[833]

Material published in 2006 in ‘Humane Israel’

Beautiful Compassionate Humane Kind Zionism / Israel VS Evil, Racist Arabism, Islamism Kindness, Tolerance, multi racial, multi color cosmopolitan open, free & democratic: Zionism – Israel Vs. Racist, fascist, totalitarian, ethnic cleansing, cruel, oppressive: Arabism, Islamism

Zionism – Israel has established a Multi-racial Multi Colored Cosmopolitan society, not only Israeli Arabs are integrated but all colors from black through Latino Chinese, (Vietnamese that have been rescued when no one wanted them) to the whitest of whites are all part of the same Israeli system.

Arabism, Islamism – fascism & racism not only persecutes minorities in all Arab & Muslims countries, be the Kurds in Arab countries or in Iran, Chinese under Indonesian Muslims, any non Muslim in Saudi Arabia, the Christians (copts.com) in Egypt, or Christians & Druze ethnic groups in in Lebanon, Kurds and Druze in Syrian dictatorship, or the Berbers ethnic group in Morocco, Algeria, etc. or the native Africans on Arab controlled countries such as Egypt (on Nubian native Egyptians), etc. but the horrific racist bloody Arabization even invaded foreign countries such as Sudan, Chad where they (Janjaveed Arabs) carry out that most cruel genocide and slavery, the largest human calamity since WW2.

Zionism – Israel has rescued around 900,000 Jews from Muslim countries that escaped persecution and integrated them into the cosmopolitan multi racial Israeli society. Arabism & Islamism has led the Arabs (now known as Arab Palestinians) in 1948 to evacuate the holy land with fake stories of “massacres” (instead of telling the truth about BATTLES!) promises of “victory” in ethnic cleansing out the land of the Jews, now not only did not integrate them in all those camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, etc. but even persecutes them (you do not want to be a “Palestinian” in viciously racist Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, etc… Just ask anyone that works/worked there), does not let any Israeli attempt to improve their conditions, so they can so terribly [continue to] use their Arab “Palestinian” brothers as weapons in their fascistic anti Israel campaign.

Zionism – Israel has a beautiful democratic society, where not only Arab women where the FIRST ever to vote, but Arabs, Muslims are not only represented in all branches of government equally, in some cases at preferred status because of Israel’s affirmative action system.

Arabism, Islamism, in most moderate Arab Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, fascism is that strong that Jews in GENERAL are not even allowed to enter, not only Israelis… (in moderate Indonesia & Malaysia, you can’t enter with an Israeli passport). Not to mention ‘Judenrein” ‘Palestine’, with its totally ethnic cleansing reality and even officially charter, especially Hamas’.

Zionism – Israel that is forced to fight Arab Muslim terrorists who target civilians by the masses in their genocide campaign, try to do it most humanely possible, be the huge sacrifice in the norm of announcing before an anti terror action, Israel pays dearly in pursuing after ‘Palestinian’ terrorists, so did she paid so dearly in Lebanon, as Arab Islamic Hezbollah terrorists that — like ‘Palestinian’ Hamas — used civilians as shields got away, ONLY because of Israel’s concern for non combatants.

Arabism, Islamism, let alone their intentional targeting of non combatant Israelis, Americans, British, Iraqis, Australians, Spaniards, etc. but their cruelty on their owns is so great, as they are the only ones interested in Arab civilian casualties so they can play the “victim”, which is why they cause their brothers & sisters to die. They prefer [dead] kids above all, thus, they shoot out of most crowded civilian places and prepare their cameras to capture the fallen Arabs. the bloodier the image, the “better.”

Zionism – Israel. Impressive open and free press (13 languages) for all kinds of opinion. Furthermore, it actually has (one of the) most self-criticism systems, even by any Western criteria. Some criticize Israel from within even though it really fights for its survival, but the super-morality critics -apparently- want even better terms.

Arabism, Islamism, let alone most Arab Muslim countries are total totalitarian, any criticism can cost your torture and death, but even if you are in a supposedly ‘democratic’ moderate Lebanon and write something against a foreign invader & its occupation, like brutal Syria, you are in much chances of getting shot dead (see assassinations by Syria/Hezbollah).

Zionism – Israel a true and open society. A free humane island in the middle east. Its prisons are under tight scrutiny, to make sure its humane, if there would be any rare case where it isn’t, it would be immediately publicized, dealt with and fixed. Its Arab citizens enjoy even more rights than Israeli Jews, since they do not have the obligation to serve in Israeli army, yet, have all the benefits nevertheless. It not only aids foreign nations but even its Arab enemies, from treating for free, wounded “Palestinian” kids (that were sent by Arab adults for violence, as in Hadassa hospital, for eaxmple), to foreign Arab Muslim nations, see: http://israaid.org.il/ , http://israel21c.org/

Arabism, Islamism, is not only oppressing its own people, torturing its prisoners and you will never even know/hear about it from the tightly closed nations. The terrible treatment of women & honor killing is standard all over Islamo Arab world, especially in “Palestine.” The vast crimes against humanity in the oppressive Arab Muslim world is [almost] not published, precisely because of its totalitarianism. Asides from being oppressive regimes including the “moderate” ones, on their entire population, on the non Muslims the second class – “dhimmis,” but Arabism & Islamism even exports its wahabbi totalitarian & rapid anti-west hatred philosophy outside its borders, oppresses, enslaves, mass rapes, commits genocide on the Africans in Sudan and Chad. So is radical fanatical Islamic Republic of Iran & its Mehdi (Mahdi) army instigating, arming, fighting & mass murder internationally, including in Lebanon, Iraq & among ‘Palestinians’.[834]

From a critic of Israel on the falsehood of “apartheid”

A harsh critic of Israel, South African born, editor of various publications, Benjamin Pogrund, explained [Sep. 23, 2011] why some S. Africans “condemn” Israel (and Zionism)… He cites the dark side of historic joint violence-training of some S. Africans with Arab-Palestinians. And despite of his strong chastising what he calls Israel’s “occupation,” [he gives some brief historic skeches, how Israel got to that point though], he clarifies, however, how that vilification of Zionism and Israel is not true, no matter how many times its repeated.

I was born and grew up in South Africa, spent most of my life here immersed in the racial travails of the country, and now live in Israel, in Jerusalem, where I have been involved with pursuing dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. I am closely linked to both countries, in heart and mind.

Coming here now, I believe that I can understand why so many South Africans condemn Israel and favor Palestinians. Among ANC members, and especially Umkhonto we Sizwe veterans, there is the history of shared military training with Palestinians during the apartheid era. Going beyond that, the basis of the struggle against white domination and apartheid was to oppose ethnicity and tribalism. The goal was a single, united, non-racial South Africa and that is what we have.

Israel seems to run counter to this. I read and hear it being condemned as an apartheid and racist state. It is even said to be worse than apartheid. Its founding ideology, Zionist, is rejected as racism. It is pilloried as colonialist, as a pitiless oppressor of Palestinians, denying them fundamental human rights and killing them en masse whenever it wants to, and guilty even of genocide.

But merely to believe these charges doesn’t necessarily mean they are true. Saying them repeatedly doesn’t make them true. Yelling slogans that Israel is apartheid and Zionism is racism doesn’t make any of it true. And they are not true.

I have no doubt that many critics of Israel speak out of sincere belief. But I find a great lack of knowledge in South Africa about the present and the past in the Middle East, and this leads to misunderstandings. It also opens the way to manipulation: there are people here who are not only ignorant but also malevolent; it is depressing to read their distortions about Israel, and even more to find that they have an audience.

It is worth recalling the basics of the conflict …

One, Britain, with its Balfour Declaration in 1917, promised Jews a national home in what was called Palestine, with due regard to the rights of Arab inhabitants. Five years later, despite Jewish opposition, Britain hived off 77 percent of Palestine and created an Arab state – today’s Jordan. Britain spent nearly 30 years trying to bring together Jews and Arabs in Palestine. It failed, and ended up hated by both sides. It threw the problem to the United Nations General Assembly which investigated, decided there was no chance of Jews and Arabs living together, and voted for partition: a state for Jews and a state for Arabs.

Two, Jews accepted the UN decision, Arabs refused. Arabs attacked and killed Jews, and Arab armies invaded. The Jews fought back, won, and in the process added another 20 percent to the land allocated by the UN.

Three, this was victory for Zionism. It has been the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, as valid and successful as the liberation movements which emerged in Europe during the 19th century and the liberation movements in Africa and Asia during the 20th century.

The aim of Zionism was to create a state for Jews, giving freedom and a haven after centuries of persecution. It has achieved that in Israel where a Jewish majority rules.

No one objects to Saudi Arabia having only Muslims as citizens. No one objects to Pakistan declaring itself an Islamic state as do many other Muslim states. In Africa, does Ghana or a host of other countries, easily allow whites as citizens? They are all ethnic states. Israel is also an essentially ethnic state. Is it any less valid? Why is it singled out for condemnation?

Four, a consequence of Israel’s war for survival in 1948 was that about 750,000 Arabs fled the country. Many left because they were frightened as war approached or swirled around them; many were expelled by the Israeli armed forces. No doubt they meant to return home when the fighting ended. But the victorious Israelis did not allow that: they feared a fifth column in their midst and they also followed the example of the previous year when India and Pakistan had split: in those countries, communal violence spawned 13 million refugees who left their homes and never returned; their properties were seized.

In the refugee tragedy created by the new Israel the UN gave Palestinians a unique international status which has never been done for anyone else: not only were the original 750,000 ranked as refugees but also their descendants so the number spread around the world is now about 4.5 million, and growing by the day. More than 60 years later, Palestinian refugees remain in limbo. Many hundreds of thousands are denied elementary rights in host countries, such as in Lebanon. Refugees have suffered for too long and their plight must be ended. It needs international coordination. Israel must share in that because it is part of the problem.

Five, there is, however, not the slightest chance that the refugees will be able to return to their original homes. The oft-declared “right of return” is a false hope, a bit of propaganda theatre used cynically by those who want to see Israel destroyed. It is a cover for their true intentions – the destruction of Israel – and too many others go along with it because they do not realize what it means. It’s a non-starter for the simple reason that the return of Palestinians en masse would end the Jewish majority and hence the Jewish state – which is the purpose for which Israel was created, by Jews and the United Nations.

Six, the 176,000 Arabs who remained in 1948 have flourished and now number some 1.3 million. So much for the wicked accusation that Israel practises genocide. They have the vote and elect Members of Knesset (Parliament), both Arabs and Jews. Every South African, remembering apartheid, will know the significance of that. They have full civil rights. Every South African will know what that means. They have equal health benefits: the same hospitals, clinics, doctors and nurses. Every South African will know that was inconceivable under apartheid. The equality shows in the two basic reflectors of national health, the infant mortality rate and life expectancy: vast improvements over the years have closed gaps between Jews and Arabs; both enjoy levels of health among the best in the world.

Education is complicated. I haven’t read anything in South Africa which shows any understanding of it, only ranting that Israel discriminates against Arabs. It starts with separate schools – an inheritance from the Ottoman era 100 years ago and the British mandate. A system was set in place which Israel has maintained and is now very difficult to get away from because Arab children study in Arabic and Jewish children in Hebrew. Any child is free to go to other schools but very, very few do so because of language. There are also deep divisions among Jews, with separate schools for secular and religious, and still more separation among different streams of the religious.

In funding, public schools receive a “basket” of teaching hours based on student numbers – regardless of religion, ethnicity or anything else. The government pays each year. Then parents and local municipalities put in cash, for more teachers or piano lessons, or whatever, and differences grow between wealthy and poorer areas. Arabs towns are poorer and have lower tax collection rates and the lesser resources show up in the schools and in results. But nothing is straightforward: an Arab Christian school, with mainly Muslim students, regularly scores the highest matriculation results; the worst current achiever is a Jewish ultra-Orthodox school. There are also private and Jewish ultra-Orthodox schools: they receive government funding calculated somewhat differently but also based on student numbers plus the extent to which the schools adopt the core curriculum set by the government.

In religion, the right of each group to administer its own affairs is also inherited from the past. This too is complicated. Take the Jews: a Jew cannot marry a Christian or a Muslim. That seems like discrimination akin to apartheid’s prohibitions in the Mixed Marriages Act. But it isn’t. Instead, the situation is that Orthodox rabbis control Jewish marriage: they will marry any Jew to any Jew as long as he/she is Jewish from birth or has undergone an Orthodox conversion. Those who want to avoid the rabbinate can fly one hour to Cyprus and marry there in a civil ceremony; they return to Israel and the marriage is recognized in law. Among Muslims, Islam allows only Muslim-to-Muslim marriage – so a non-Muslim partner must first convert to Islam. Christians can be married in the churches, but some Orthodox churches will not marry a couple in which one partner is Protestant.

Land is much misunderstood and false accusations are made. It is, once again, a complex issue shaped by past practices. The basic picture is that 93 percent of the land in Israel is owned by the state and anyone can buy or rent it. But 13 percent of the 93 percent is restricted for Jewish use only. This is land owned by the Jewish National Fund, set up at the start of the last century to buy land for Jews. The fund’s success provided a basis for the UN’s decision to create a Jewish state. In recent years several Arab families have sought to buy into Jewish communities living on JNF land and have been rejected. The issue has been before the Supreme Court: some argue that the JNF’s charter is inviolate and the land must remain Jewish forever; others insist that the charter must be changed to open the land to everyone.

…There is a great deal of consciousness about the gaps between Arabs and Jews. A range of NGOs work for change. Interestingly, the current government, although right-wing, has pledged huge amounts of money to upgrade Arab existence and also pushes national service so that Arab young men and women can work in hospitals and community centres in lieu of army service and earn the benefits of non-combat soldiers.

So the picture of the Israeli Arab community is a mixed one. Discrimination yes, but also some closeness with, for example, an Arab judge on the Supreme Court, and senior doctors and university teachers throughout the country. Theatres, cinemas, parks, beaches are open to everyone.

The extent of separation in schools and housing does, unfortunately, breed and perpetuate division. Social discrimination is one result. But none of this is remotely like the institutionalized racist laws and restrictions of apartheid South Africa. Anyone who levels that accusation against Israel has either forgotten what apartheid was, or does not know Israel, or is inventing it.

This is Israel within the 1948/49 borders. The story is very different when it comes to the West Bank. It is linked with Israel but is separate from it. The story again starts with history: in 1967, in making pre-emptive strikes against Egypt and Syria, Israel sent a message to Jordan’s King Hussein on the eastern border: stay out of this, we have no quarrel with you. But Hussein believed the great lies that Egypt was feeding him – that it had destroyed Israel’s air force whereas the opposite was true – and attacked. To general astonishment, the Israeli army defeated Jordan, evicting it from Jerusalem and the West Bank which it had seized in 1948.

At first, Israel was interested in exchanging land for peace. Remember, it was still in a state of war with the Arab countries it had defeated 19 years earlier and they did not recognise its existence. The Arab League met in Khartoum and issued a statement on 1 September 1967: No peace with Israel, no recognition, no negotiations…

Jewish settlement began and has grown…

I am among the many Israelis who oppose the occupation and who believe that we must get out of there. Nothing about occupation is pleasant… The fundamental point is that it is an occupation. Accusing Israel of practising apartheid on the West Bank is inappropriate and irrelevant. The charge confuses and distracts. Occupation is wrong and evil in itself. It does not need to be embellished or exaggerated. The roads built to carry only cars with Israeli yellow and black number plates – the Palestinian green and white are barred – are an expensive, heavy-handed response to drive-by shootings and have nothing to do with apartheid. The security barrier – part wall but mainly fences and ditches – was originally planned for security, to keep out suicide bombers from getting into Israel, but the purpose has been twisted to enable land grabs from Palestinians. That is exploitative and damaging. But it has nothing to do with apartheid.

To say that Israeli behavior is even worse than apartheid is even more misleading for the simple reason that the comparison is invalid. There was never in South Africa resistance in the form of suicide bombers, drive-by shootings and wholesale terror attacks, and there was thus never any call for the military responses that Israel resorts to.

The Bantustan analogy which some draw is equally faulty: apartheid Bantustans were meant as reservoirs of labour, to keep blacks penned in them so that they could be hauled into “white” South Africa when needed. The West Bank with its barrier and checkpoints is the exact opposite: Israel doesn’t want Palestinian workers; it wants to keep them out.

Intentionality, or the lack of it, is a vital element: the white rulers in South Africa deliberately set about driving segregation and discrimination into every nook and cranny of society; that is not Israel. The checkpoints and separate roads and the rest are not ideological goals but are a consequence of occupation and resistance to it. End the occupation, and they will end.

So why do so many put such effort into trying to attach the apartheid tag to the occupation, with so many incessant and emotive references to apartheid roads, the apartheid wall, apartheid checkpoints and the rest? This is where we get back to the beginning: yell apartheid again and again and again and some people will believe it, or at least that is the hope and aim of the shouters.

There is an underlying, more convoluted, purpose: if Israel can be declared guilty of apartheid – and the United Nations definition is so broad that it can be pulled and stretched any way you want – then the country can be declared as much a pariah state as was apartheid South Africa and hence open to international sanctions, from trade and oil to being driven out of every possible world activity. What is clear and certain is that the ultimate purpose is the destruction of the Jewish state.

Israel is wide open to criticisms. It is as imperfect as any other country, and carries more burdens than many. But it is not the racist, cruel monster that some people depict. I believe it is time for South Africans to take a fresh look at the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians: to be aware of the machinations of critics, to ask about their motivation and their ultimate goal. The question must be asked: why is so much hatred directed at that tiny country?

Ending the occupation will not in itself bring peace. But it is crucial to getting there. Jews and Arabs must settle their differences between themselves, through negotiation. The way forward is known: two states, with a Palestinian state living alongside the Jewish state and Jerusalem as the shared capital. But it’s a troubled path to get there and South Africa is uniquely placed, with its experience in resolving bitter division and conflict, to give intelligent advice and guidance. But always remember: Israel/Palestine is not South Africa: there is a different history, different peoples, different cultures, different religious determinants, and different aspirations. Offer help, but please be wise, careful and modest.[835]

In, Haaretz, which known to be very the anti-Israel,[836][837][838][839][840][841][842] (and was even linked to a spy scandal,[843]) Benjamin Pogrund wrote [in May 2, 2008]: “Catastrophic, but not apartheid” noting that Israel’s situation is not unique. And says: “Calling Israel’s occupation ‘apartheid’ is not only wrong but thoughtless – because it ignores what is happening in the world, and especially the imminence of the Durban Review Conference.” He goes on by saying:

The labeling is wrong because the situations are entirely different. Apartheid in South Africa, from 1948 until 1994, was a unique system of racial separation and discrimination, institutionalized by law and custom in every aspect of everyday life, imposed by the white minority and based on a belief in white racial superiority. Skin color decreed inferior status from birth until death for blacks, Asians and “mixed-race” coloreds. In contrast, West Bank oppression is not based on a predetermined racist ideology. It stems rather from historical factors such as Jordan’s attack during the 1967 war and the resulting Israeli conquest of the West Bank. From that, the settlement movement has developed…[844]

Issue: “land” or mass murder?

M. Phillips advises: “Israel’s advocates all too often fail to state the reality of its enemies’ intentions. It is time that they did,”

…friends of Israel fret endlessly about whether or not Bibi will extend the moratorium on new building in the disputed territories, rather than ask the much more germane question of what the Palestinians are offering as an equivalent concession. The answer to that one, said Brett Stephens, is that they say they will keep the lid on terrorism. So their great concession is to stop killing Jews. Which kind of illustrates that, while the issue in contention for Israel is land, that for the Palestinians is mass murder.
But instead of accusing the Palestinians and their western supporters of this rejectionism – the true reason for the Middle East impasse – many self-professed “friends” of Israel position themselves on the very ground that Israel’s enemies have chosen to conceal their real aim to obliterate it.
Hence the almost exclusive focus on the settlements and on Israel’s supposed obduracy on these issues as the major obstacle to peace. This is demonstrably absurd. The only obstacle to peace is the Palestinians’ continued and open refusal to accept the existence of Israel as a Jewish state, and thus their continued objective to wage a war of extermination against it.
… the whole issue of the settlements…is a giant red herring which has been swallowed wholesale by the west’s Israel-bashers. But many in the pro-Israel camp have precisely the same preoccupation, obsessing about whether Israel is making enough concessions on the settlements.
Israel’s defenders should be moving the conversation on to the subject of the ill treatment of the Palestinians by the rest of the Arab world – and towards each other.
I would go further. I would ask self-styled “progressives” who obsess about removing the settlers from the disputed territories why they promote an agenda of racist ethnic cleansing designed to remove every Jew from a putative state of Palestine – while Israel, whose Arab minority enjoys full civil rights, is excoriated for “apartheid”.
Put the other side on the back foot where it belongs. Change the narrative.[845]

JIMMY CARTER

Carter’s fraudulent “apartheid” label by his own opinion – his contribution to anti-Semitism – his reliance on Pallywood fake “quotes” such as (supposedly) by Mandela and others

The fraud

Exposing the fraud of J. Carter, Prof. A. Dershowitz writes:

The Israel- apartheid analogy is a fraud, one that Carter perpetuates by citing imaginary sources. At Brandeis, he claimed that South Africa’s Nelson Mandela had “used the same description.” Carter appeared to be citing a fake memorandum from “Nelson Mandela” that was written by Arjan El-Fassed, an Arab journalist living in the Netherlands. Anti -Israel activists often circulate the memorandum, pretending it is authentic, as does Carter, who has personal access to Mandela and has to know that the quote was made up. What is most striking about Carter’s use of the word apartheid is his refusal to apply such labels to countries that actually deserve it.[846]

Pallywood
This is not surprising, coming from the culture of fabricating “news,” images etc. By the infamous Pallywood (Palestinian Authority Hollywood),[847][848][849][850][851] like Hezbollahwood.[852]

Confused and self contradictory
He also adds that Carter in his own expressed opinion knows that the Arab-Israeli conflict has nothing to do with “race” but with what he calls it “acquisition of land,” which makes his argument for “apartheid” totally wrong, as “apartheid” was defined by domination of one racial group over another.[853]

We already mentioned above how J. Carter admitted on CNN (December 12, 2006) that Israel is a democracy with equal rights for all under the law.[854] How then, can this slur ever be used in the context of Israel? What is also interesting is that he said in another interview that his use of ‘apartheid’ intentionally provocative (only) to create debate. That insinuates more of a tactic towards a certain goal (what he calls “debate”) than out of a sincere belief and conviction. From Nov 27, 2006 … a provocative title — and I use the word provocative not in a negative sense, but just to provoke debate and to provoke discussion.[855]

Carter’s blatant lies and distortions
Jimmy Carter’s “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid” reviewed Nov 13, 2006 – Jimmy Carter Book – Palestine Peace Not Apartheid – reviewed. Shockingly, Carter largely only see Israel as the party responsible for the “plight” of [self inclicted] Arab-Palestinians.[856] Most troubling is his blatant distortion of facts.[857]

What the experts are saying:
“President Carter’s book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.”
“The history and interpretation of the Arab-Israeli conflict is already drowning in half-truths, suppositions, and self-serving myths; more are not necessary.”
Kenneth Stein Former Executive Director of the Carter Center

“It is wrong to suggest that the Jewish people would support a government in Israel or anywhere else that institutionalizes ethnically based oppression, and Democrats reject that allegation vigorously.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

“While I have tremendous respect for former President Carter, I fundamentally disagree and do not support his analysis of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. On this issue President Carter speaks for himself, the opinions in his book are his own, they are not the views or position of the Democratic Party. I and other Democrats will continue to stand with Israel in its battle against terrorism and for a lasting peace with its neighbors.”
Howard Dean Democratic National Committee Chairman

“I cannot agree with the book’s title and its implications about apartheid. Use of such terms in this context 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.”
Rep. John Conyers Senior Democrat, U.S. House of Representatives[858]

Carter’s “Jewish problem”
D. Lipstadt wrote in the WashingtonPost about “Jimmy Carter’s Jewish Problem” regarding “Jimmy Carter’s book ‘Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid’ ignores a legacy of mistreatment, expulsion and murder committed against Jews.”[859]

In 2007, Carter said “too many Jews on Holocaust council.”[860][861] The ADL commented “on Jimmy Carter’s intent to meet with the head Of Hamas.”[862] It asked Carter in 2010 after his continuing hate propaganda: “Jimmy Carter: Have You No Shame?… It was only nine months ago that former President Jimmy Carter issued an open letter to the American Jewish community asking for forgiveness.”[863]

Carter, appropriately called “racist,” “anti-Semite” on TV, for his book.[864] Astonishing is, how “Jimmy Carter, the Jew-hater, “cried racist” on someone critical of Barack Obama. Writes S. Benoit.[865]

Tutu / Carter and culpability of pushing anti-Semitism
There were “Anti-Semitic Reactions to Jimmy Carter’s Book” by White Supremacists.[866] As to Desmond Tutu himself, which ‘apartheid-slander-pushers’ like to brag with. In 2002, Bishop Tutu who compared Apartheid & Nazis, outraged Jews. ” His Jewish allies protested publicly “Tutu’s latest anti-Jewish and anti-Israel slurs.”[867] And both, Tutu and Carter, who more than crossed the line of merely “criticizing Israel,” (but rather hide their hatred under a sophisticated cloak of “Pro-Palestinianism”) are blamed for a subsequent wave of anti-Semitic rants. That “people like Tutu and Carter legitimize the kind of anti-Semitic attitudes.”[868]
From a (Dec. 2010) article: “Bishop Tutu Is No Saint When it Comes To Jews”: Among the world’s most respected figures is South Africa’s Bishop Desmond Tutu. His recognizable face—with its ever present grin—has become a symbol of reconciliation and goodness. But it masks a long history of ugly hatred toward the Jewish people, the Jewish religion and the Jewish state. Bishop Desmond Tutu is no mere anti-Zionist (though Martin Luther King long ago recognized that anti- Zionism often serves as a cover for deeper anti-Jewish bigotry). He has minimized the suffering of those killed in the Holocaust. He has attacked the “Jewish”–not Israeli–“lobby” as too “powerful” and “scar[y].” He has invoked classic anti-Semitic stereotypes…[869]

Tutu’s general unreliability, especially in apartheid comparisons, said: “African National Congress worse than apartheid”

As if his anti-Jewish outbursts weren’t enough to discredit his political clarity and bogus language, upset at a (2011) visa denial by the South African [black] ANC government for the Dalai Lama to attend his 80th birth day activities, he showed his true colors of selfishness, super arrogance, egoism and total disregard for the victims of the S. African apartheid era, when he said that

the African National Congress-party dominated government of President Jacob Zuma is worse than the regimes under apartheid and that he prayed for the collapse of the ANC.[870]

The ANC responded: <block quote>”We are appealing to the archbishop to calm down,” […] “The archbishop knows it well deep down his heart, mind and soul that the ANC and its government cannot be equated to the repressive and divisive apartheid regime” … “We are appealing to the archbishop to calm down.”[871]</block quote>

Carter’s unreliability, appeaser of Arab-Islamic regimes committing/promoting genocide
Carter and the Darfur genocide

J. Carter, who’s supposedly so “caring” for the “plight” of the Palestinian-Arabs, couldn’t bring himself to denounce strong enough the Arab racist (and supremacy against non-pure-Arabs)[872][873][874] [875] genocide in Darfur, that has claimed already around 2,500,000 victims.[876] Worse, he even objected to the term genocide.

As scholars put it in an article titled “Jimmy Carter and Sudan’s genocidal regime”:

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is often lauded by the Arab world for championing the Palestinian cause. However, after stumbling into the world of Sudanese politics, Carter has lost all credibility. Inexplicably, Carter gave his blessing (with perfunctory caveats) to a rigged election that has handed victory to a genocidal war criminal who granted safe haven to Osama bin Laden in the 1990s.[877]

From Sudan activist, Eric Reeves “Jimmy Carter on Genocide in Darfur” (October, 2007):

Last week, Jimmy Carter toured Sudan as part of a group of international celebrities who are calling themselves “the Elders.” Founded by Nelson Mandela, the Elders aim–in the modest words of one member, British billionaire Richard Branson–to address “problems in the world that need a group of people who are maybe…beyond politics, beyond ego, and who have got great wisdom.”
Great wisdom? Let’s just say the group is off to a rocky start. That’s because Carter took the opportunity of his visit to Sudan to criticize the United States for labeling the killing and destruction in Darfur genocide. “There is a legal definition of genocide and Darfur does not meet that legal standard,” Carter lectured. “The atrocities were horrible but I don’t think it qualifies to be called genocide.” He also said, “If you read the law textbooks…you’ll see very clearly that it’s not genocide and to call it genocide falsely just to exaggerate a horrible situation–I don’t think it helps.”
Carter got one thing right–that there is a legal definition of genocide, embodied in the 1948 U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide–but that’s it. The “atrocities” Carter refers to have included, over the past four and a half years, the deliberate, ethnically targeted destruction of not only African tribal populations, but their villages, homes, food- and seed-stocks, agricultural implements, and water sources. People die now in Darfur primarily because of this antecedent violence, directed against not only lives but livelihoods. Here, the Genocide Convention is explicit: You can commit genocide not only by “[k]illing members of [a] group” but also by “[d]eliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.” The destruction in Darfur clearly meets that test.
Then there is the use of rape as a weapon of war by Arab militias in Darfur. The racial component of rape in Darfur has been well-documented at this point. In a typical example, here is what three Fur women–the Fur are the largest African tribal group in Darfur–told Doctors Without Borders: “We saw five Arab men who came to us and asked where our husbands were. Then they told us that we should have sex with them. We said no. So they beat and raped us. After they abused us, they told us that now we would have Arab babies; and if they would find any Fur, they would rape them again to change the color of their children.” Racist epithets are typically hurled at women and girls, who are often gang-raped and then scarred to mark them as rape victims–a terrible burden in Darfur’s conservative Muslim ethos. Can there be any denying that such ethnically targeted rapes fall under the Genocide Convention’s admonition that “[c]ausing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group” constitutes genocide? Moreover, because of the stigma that attaches to raped women, marriage and thus child-bearing becomes impossible for many. And, for some victims, especially younger girls, ensuing medical complications make child-bearing physically impossible. Which means that these rapes clearly meet yet another definition of genocide contained in the U.N. convention: “[i]mposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.”
In addition, children, as well as women, are continually abducted by the Janjaweed. This, too, is a genocidal act under the convention, which prohibits “[f]orcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”[878]

Carter and the Genocidal Hamas

Carter was also willing to meet with the Jihadi terror organization Hamas.[879]

“Palestinian” Arab-Islamic Hamas equals Genocide

In The Genocidal Hamas Charter, D. Littman points out article 7 of the charter which includs text like: “The Day of Judgment will not come about until the Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them),…”[880]
As D. J. Goldhagen in “Worse than war: genocide, eliminationism, and the ongoing assault on humanity” Hamas’ blueprint, its genocidal charter.[881]
Or as phrased by human rights activists Hamas Charter of 18 August 1988 is racist, ‘politicidal’ and ‘genocidal’.[882]
From a report at the UN: “The Charter of Hamas is genocidal and its article 8 a jihadist blueprint for global terrorism.”[883]

Author E. Staub in “Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism.”

But enmity to Jews is at the core of Hamas. The Charter blames Jews for all the evils of the world in the past century and before: With money they ignited revolution in all parts of the world …[884]

Or for instance:

Hamas cleric Muhsen Abu ‘Ita was interviewed July 13, 2008 on Al-Aqsa TV. After reminding listeners that the Koran’s opening prayer itself (the Fatiha, at 1:7), which pious Muslims repeat five times daily, declares that the Jews are “those who incur Allah’s wrath,” (re-affirming the standard exegesis, for example, Suyuti’s classical commentary), he declared:
The annihilation of the Jews here in Palestine is one of the most splendid blessings for Palestine. This will be followed by a greater blessing, Allah be praised, with the establishment of a Caliphate that will rule the land and will be pleasing to men and God.

It also promotes fighting global jihad.[885]

ZIONISM NOT CONNECTED TO “RACE”

There are more Christian Zionists[886] than there are Jewish Zionists. A person of any race or color can be a Zionist,[887] the refuge for Jews escaping persecution is termed by the way they are persecuted, or/and by the definition of a Jew by religious law. A German or an Arab convert to Judaism, or a half-Jew[888] that is persecuted, have all a right to the land.

Some have put it: “Zionism has nothing to do with race or racism. It is the expression of the Jewish people’s yearning to return to their historical and religious homeland in the Land of Israel. The Jewish people also have a legal right to the land, as recognized by the League of Nations in 1922, and then by the United Nations.”[889]

“Every colour is represented, thanks to the ‘Law of Return’ that has drawn Jews of diverse backgrounds to re-converge in the Holy Land.”[890]

Israel is perhaps the most racially and ethnically

ISRAEL = ANTI-RACISM (VS ARAB RACISM)

Israeli Arab explodes Mideast ‘lies’
Lebanese woman says she discovered freedom in Jewish state
[…]
“As a Middle Easterner brought up on this patent ‘Israel is a racist state’ propaganda, I discovered it is total hate-inspired nonsense,” she said.” 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.”
She explained that 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,” she said. “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.”
She added that more than 1 million Arabs are full Israel citizens, that an Arab sits on the Supreme Court of Israel, that there are Arab political parties expressing views inimical to the state of Israel sitting in the Knesset, that women are equal partners in Israel and have complete human rights.
“Show me an Arab nation with a Jew in its government,” she challenged. “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.”[891]

Indeed, Defining Zionism, the national liberation movement of jews, the victims of racism, as racism is particularly cynical.[892]

The Jewish community has learned through bitter experience which people are likely to be targeted by antisemites for hatred and destruction. The State of Israel, accordingly, through the Law of Return, offers protection to all such people. It confounds logic, language, and common sense to argue that a law designed to protect targets of racist persecution is itself racist.[893]

Regarding “Human Rights In Israel,” Israel has one of the broadest anti-discrimination laws of any country. According to the State Department, “The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status, or sexual orientation. The law also prohibits discrimination by both government and nongovernment entities on the basis of race, religion, political beliefs, and age.”[894]

From World Press Review:

For instance, until quite recently, the Israeli Consul General in Atlanta was an Arab. Racism is totally contrary to the tenets of the Jewish religion and to the unwritten constitution of Israel. How does that compare with Israel’s accusers?… The Arabs have for the most part expelled all Jews from their countries and don’t even allow Jewish visitors. They were the slave masters of yesterday and in some cases are reported to practice slavery even today. They are mercilessly exploiting black Africa and other developing countries by their inflated oil prices. For them to say that Zionism is racism is atravesty and an insult to the intelligence of the world. [895]

In ‘The False Issue of “Race” in the Arab-Israeli Conflict’ Barry Rubin writes about the anti-Israel forces in an attempt to demonize it delegitimize it in interjecting falsely the “race” card. He elaborates on racism in Europe and the worse case in the Arab world, as opposed to the non-racist society in Israel which does not ‘think’ in ‘racial’ terms (Whereas crude racism in language, cartoons have been on display by Arabs in Israel/Palestine). A society that has welcomed all kind of colors and races, including asylum seekers:

As the waitress whose family had come from Ethiopia put the pizza on the table at the Tel Aviv restaurant, I contemplated the ridiculous misuse of “race” as a factor in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Regardless of skin color, we belong not only to the same country by way of citizenship but also to the same nation and people in a very profound way that isn’t true for countries that are merely geographical entities.
Among the scores of ridiculous things said, thought, and written about the Arab-Israeli conflict, the pretense that it has something to do with “race” ranks high among them. This has been interjected for two reasons. First, this is a blatant attempt to demonize and delegitimize Israel.
Second, as part of that point but also due to trends in Western intellectual discussions, there is a conflation of nationality and race. Often, there is an attempt nowadays to portray any form of nationalism in the West as racist, though this is never applied to Third World nationalists situations. Neither the internal conflicts in Iraq (among Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds) nor in Lebanon (among numerous groups) are about race but rather arise from national, ethnic, and religious (sometimes all rolled up into one) conflicts.
One of the most basic lessons in looking at foreign or international affairs is to understand that countries just don’t think alike about issues. America, and in a different way Europe, has been obsessed with race. That doesn’t mean everyone else is racially oriented. Israelis don’t think about skin color as such and are well aware that Jews, while having a common ancestry, have been affected by many cultures and societies.
With intermarriage rates between Jews whose ancestors came from Europe and those who came from the Middle East approaching half in Israel today, there is no way to classify people. In fact, Israelis are far less interested than other countries about people’s ancestral travels.
Moreover, what does one say about such “darker-skinned” Israelis as my Hungarian-Yemenite colleague or my Syrian-origin pianist neighbor (whose wife is from Poland by way of Argentina? There is absolutely no issue involved here. And many Israelis of European origin are not exactly “white” in their appearance.
Indeed, Israel has more “blacks” among its Jews (from Ethiopia) than do the Palestinians by far. Israeli media never use racial stereotypes or epithets while Arab and Palestinian media have had numerous racist remarks and cartoons about such American leaders as Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, and now even Barack Obama. In a recent radio interview one of the leaders of the Islamist movement in Israel, in other words from the Arab minority here, said that it was a disgrace that a black Israeli soldier could ask for the identity document of an Arab Muslim. Yet such racism from the Arab/Palestinian side is ignored in the Western media.
While there have been some incidents in reaction to the arrival of Jews from Ethiopia, these have been few and universally rejected. Moreover, Israel has given refuge to the American “Black Hebrew” movement when it easily could have deported them.
It is officially estimated that at least 19 asylum seekers have been shot dead by Egyptian forces in Sinai. To my knowledge no one in this category has ever been injured in Israel.
I have had friends, mostly Filipinos, who were illegal workers (they overstayed work permits) deported from Israel and they simply accepted it and were soon working in another country. None of them bears any grudge against Israel, quite the contrary they could serve as citizen ambassadors on its behalf. None of them ever reported a single case of “racial” mistreatment and I don’t believe there has ever been–and workers’ advocacy groups have never reported–a racial assault or even insult on any foreign worker in Israel. The problem, of course, is that there is at times terrible economic exploitation by unscrupulous employers, which is in no way atypical in the world today.
The Israel-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflicts are in no way “racial.” National identity is something quite different from “race” generally. Israelis and Arabs are not easily distinguished by skin color, though of course there are exceptions.I was in an Israeli government agency meeting a high-ranking official whose skin shade was darker than that of Barack Obama. This was only something I noted because I was planning to write the article you are reading now.
I arrived at the meeting mentioned above by taking a cab from my neighborhood taxi stand. I gave the address and the driver went back to speaking on his mobile phone in Arabic, which is the only reason I realized he was an Israeli Arab. I couldn’t tell just by looking at him.
The attempt by anti-Israel slanderers to inject a racial aspect is ludicrously nonsensical. If you have ever travelled in Syria you would find that the average skin color of people there is lighter than that of Israelis on average. Generally speaking, there is less variation in “racial terms” between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs than there is among member states of the European Union.
It just doesn’t apply to conditions here. ‎’While Palestinian Arabs are on average a shade or two darker than Israelis you can find wider variations within the EU member states.
But if you can label someone as a “racist” because they are engaged in a conflict with another nation or group automatically “proves” they are in the wrong. If the conflict is a national one, however, you actually have to think about it. Who’s right in the following conflicts: Irish Catholics or Protestants; Basques or Spain; Bosnians or Serbs; Russians or Chechens, Somalis or Ethiopians; Iraqi Sunni, Shia, or Kurds; India or Pakistan; Azerbaijan or Armenia, and so on?
The answer cannot be deduced automatically. But label one side as racist and the discussion is over. This, then, is a trick for deceiving, not a tool for understanding.
The ridiculousness of attempts to transfer American or European situations to Israel was embodied in an American student asking an Israeli professor how many blacks were on his university’s basketball team. Actually, there are many on the professional teams…
I don’t think there’s any question of the fact that there is far far more racism in Europe or in the Arabic-speaking world than in Israel–and that’s an understatement.[896]

Noted writer S. J. FRantzman shows the the blurry “race” and color that exist in the non-racially-defined Israeli society. He asks:

Do Arabs and Jews realize how much they look alike?…
A new coexistence project entitled Enemies by Swiss artist Olivier Suter seeks to show how people define the “other.” Suter noticed that in many conflicts people come to hate and stereotype an “other” and ascribe all sorts of differences, particularly ethnic ones, to their enemy. He believes that if he can show that most people locked in deadly conflict look alike they will have no reason to be enemies. Towards that end he received backing from Charlatan, a Swiss-based artists collective, to publish an advertisement in March 2008 showing eight unidentified people and asking readers to submit photos of anyone who looked like them. He had chosen eight Palestinians and by publishing his “wanted” ad in Haaretz he was hoping to get pictures of Israeli Jews. Sure enough he received many of them. His final selection included a picture of an Israeli girl who remarkably resembles, almost identically, a Palestinian boy from Beit Hanina. The project is not limited to Israel. He intends to embark on a similar stunt in Belgium, showing that Flemish and French speakers look alike. Next he is going to Africa and will prove that Hutus and Tutsis, the latter the victim of the Rwandan genocide, look alike. The implication is clear: Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs, look alike. Since we look alike there is no reason for a conflict. Suter asks, “Can two people who look so similar that they could be mistaken for identical twins really be enemies?” The project also seeks to show that by hating the other we are in affect hating ourselves since we are all the same. Those campaigning for a color-blind world have long championed this tune in their statement “one race: human.” But while this project theoretically should make us think twice about the way we view the Palestinian “other,” it also has a lot to say about accusations of Israeli racism and apartheid.
ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVISTS and extremists who write about Israel in the West tend to portray its Jews as white and European, and Arabs as dark and “indigenous.” This is part of the rhetoric that wants to connect Israel to the policies of apartheid South Africa. The overtones of this racial lens of the conflict can often be found in anti-Israel material, such as Caryl Churchill’s play Seven Jewish Children. It is perpetuated in more obscure ways by media outlets that often include pictures of headscarf-clad Palestinian women and very light skinned, even blond, Israelis. It is more blatant among fringe extremist groups such as the Palestine Solidarity Review, where Lauren Ray wrote in the fall of 2003 that they were “organizing and educating about the nature of Israel’s white supremacy and colonialism.” Tal Nitzan, a Hebrew University M.A. student, authored a 2008 thesis, supported by sociology professor Eyal Ben-Arie, in which she claimed that IDF soldiers don’t rape Arab women because they are racist. Olivier Suter’s project deserves attention for this reason. It shows the degree to which the “racist” and “apartheid” slur aimed at Israel is a myth. There are great differences between Jews and Arabs and Palestinians and Israelis, just as there are great differences within the two groups: between Yemenite and Persian Jews, between Hebronite and Jerusalemite Arabs, between Beduin and Druse. There are certainly elements of racism within Israel’s multicultured society, such as that which sometimes is felt between Ashkenazim and Sephardim, or even between Beduin with African ancestry and Beduin with Arab ancestry in the town of Rahat. But it is very far from a racial conflict.
In a 2003 article in the Gotham Gazette, an on-line magazine focusing on New York, J.E. Safa noted that “Arabs come in all shapes and sizes and colors; they are not all dark haired and dark eyed.” The same might be said of Jews. Surely Suter’s project reminds us of this. If only the Israel- and Jew-hating activists who recently assaulted Israel’s ambassadors to Spain and Argentina, barricaded Jews in Hillel at York University and rioted over tennis star Andy Ram in Sweden, all in the name of “anti-racism,” could see behind their own myths of Israel and the Jewish other.[897]

HONEST CRITICISM OF ISRAEL VS CRUDE ANTI-SEMITISM

In the words of harsh anti-Israel critic H. Rosenthal (working for the State Department): “When Israel is demonized, when Israel is held to different standards than the rest of the countries, and when Israel is delegitimized. These cases are not disagreements with a policy of Israel, this is anti-Semitism.”[898]

Scholar R. A. Steinsaltz in the WashingtonPost defines “Fine Line: Criticizing Israel Without Anti-Semitism” when it entails: misinformation, lies and singling out Israel, disproportionately criticizing Israel.

The term “anti-Semitism” is itself a euphemism for “anti-Jewishness,” and it is therefore easy to replace it with other words that may have a similar meaning. In many places, to be “anti-Semitic” has become unacceptable and has thus been replaced with “anti-Zionism” or anti-Israel stances, which are easier to condone.
In my view, anyone, Jew and non-Jew alike, may criticize the State of Israel without being anti-Semitic, but it is walking a fine line. One’s criticism of Israel should be of a certain nature.
The critique must be honest and without other agendas. The first step in making such a critique, as in any other criticism, is to verify the facts. Misinformation and negative propaganda are in abundance today, particularly in this day and age of the Internet. Furthermore, anti-Semitism is not confined only to non-Jews; Jews can be – and sometimes actually become – quite anti-Semitic. Therefore, Jewish, and even Israeli, sources may be as unreliable as Iranian or Syrian sources. When criticizing Israel, one must be careful about truth vs. misinformation, reality vs. prejudice.
In addition to the issue of factuality, there are other, more subtle elements involved here. Anti-Zionism and anti-Israel positions may be a covert expression of a desire to eradicate any concentrated Jewish existence. This desire may not manifest itself in killing Jews physically, but merely as a wish that, somehow, the Jewish people should disappear. A critique of Israel with this intent is, by its very nature, an expression of anti-Semitism.
In a certain way, there is a widespread belief, even sometimes reluctant, in Jewish “superiority,” not only in mundane matters, but also in morality. This results in an attitude that holds Jews, and by extension, the Jewish state, to standards that are not expected of any other nation. One must be aware of this tendency when making a critique of Israel. Within these limits, anyone – including a faithful Jew – has the right to criticize Israel, even if sometimes the criticism may not be completely right.[899]

R. S. Boteach: “It seems that Jews are the only group that you can attack with impunity because they are the only ones unwise enough to tolerate it.”[900]

SINGLING OUT ISRAEL – WHEN ISRAEL IS AT LEAST AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER DEMOCRACY

A watch group on [Arab lobbied] UN’s obsession: Every country, including every democracy, commits human rights violations, and states should be held to account accordingly, both domestically and internationally. Yet Israel does have the right to be treated equally under the law. It is legitimate for the UN to criticize Israel, but not when UN bodies do so unfairly, selectively, massively, sometimes exclusively, and always obsessively…[901]

RACISM IN CALLING ISRAEL -UNFAIRLY- “RACIST”

There’s great worry at the growing trend to brand Israel unfairly as “racist.” In “Anti-Semitism under the Guise of Anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism,” author laments attempts to “nazify” Israel, that to call it “racist” is a bigoted campaign against Israel being seen the ‘Jew’ among states.[902] The singling out of Israel has been criticized,[903] more noticeably, protested at the UN by Western nations.[904][905][906] The selective use of pseudo Arabist terminology where, for instance, the pejorative epithet “racist” applies to Jews alone. Thus, while the encouragement of Arab emigration 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.[907]
It has been called the “New Anti-Semitism,” [part in a campaign of] attempts to delegitimize (only) Jews in their historic homeland.[908]

Experts, researchers noted: “Racial practices, such as apartheid, dhimma, tribalism, xenophobia, and antisemitism (sometimes under the cover of… anti- Zionism) persist today.”[909]

From ‘Facts & Logic About the Middle East’ article in 1990 under title: The “Bashing” of Israel Who does it? What is behind it?:

What are the facts?
Israel is a very small country, less than half the size of San Bernardino County, California. Its Jewish population is approximately 3.5 million, just about the population of Iowa. Compare that to the 22 Arab states, armed to the teeth, and virtually all of them in a state of war with Israel. They have over 140 million inhabitants and a land area larger than that of the United States. From its founding, Israel had to fight every day for its very survival.
Israel is constantly being hectored and admonished by sanctimonious advisors, who lament Israel’s “abuse” of its Arab population. South Africa’s Bishop Tutu made the false analogy between the condition of the blacks in South Africa and the status of Arabs in Israel. That is totally unfair. The blacks in South Africa are disenfranchised and politically impotent. The Arabs in Israel have the vote, have every civil right, are members of the Knesset (parliament), and are even members of Israel’s diplomatic service. Nelson Mandela physically embraced that arch-terrorist Yassir Arafat and made the gratuitous statement that Zionism is a “unique form of colonialism.” What a colossal lie! Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people whose purpose has been for 2,000 years to restore Zion, the ancient land of Israel, to their people. One must marvel at the love affair of the South African black leadership with the Arabs. It is the Arabs who, even today, keep black slaves; it is the Arabs who continue to engage in genocide against blacks in such countries as Chad, the Sudan and Mauritania; it is the Arabs who for years have fueled apartheid by selling millions of barrels of oil to South Africa: It is the Arabs who by their extortionist pricing of oil have brought ruin and famine to many countries of black Africa.

Ex-president Carter, in his recent swing through the Middle East, visited Syria, but did not have one word of unfavorable comment about that aggressor country and its regime. How strange! It is a country whose record of executions, torture, imprisonment, and utter abuse of even the most fundamental human rights is almost unsurpassed. President Carter did not talk about any of that. He talked about “human rights violations” by the Israelis against the stone throwers and Molotov cocktail hurlers in the administered territories. He did not mention that it is only because of Israel’s abiding respect for human rights that the “intifada” has been allowed to go on for so long. Any of the Arab rulers would have known how to handle such an uprising “efficiently” had it occurred in their own country.
Disconcertingly, our own Administration is beginning noticeably to “tilt” to the Arab cause. Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Western concepts of law, decency and human rights prevail. It is the only country that has free elections, a free press, unrestricted right of movement of its citizens and, of course, unlimited right of dissent. Besides, Israel is the staunchest ally of the United States not just in the Middle East, but in the entire world. It is a priceless defensive asset of our country where, in contrast to NATO or Japan/Korea, not a single American soldier needs to be stationed. How strange that our Administration would be so grimly fixed on imposing a PLO state on Israel and that it questions the legitimacy of Israel’s possession of Jerusalem. And how strange that the Administration would constantly wish to strong-arm Israel, oblivious to Israel’s constant struggle for survival in a sea of implacable hostility, but at the same time remaining silent about the Arab tyrannies in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and all the others.
Why is so much Israel bashing going on? Why do such obviously decent people as our President, Secretary of State, former president Carter and so many columnists, commentators, pundits, television personalities and “liberals” of all stripes identify with the tyrannical Arab regimes, with governments that have terror, kidnapping, torture, attacks on innocent civilians and assaults on commercial aircraft as their official policy? And why do they oppose and criticize Israel, a country that started from scratch, little more than 40 years so, and which, despite being under constant attack, has built a prosperous nation and a thriving society that surely could be a model for all developing countries? Could the sad answer be that it is a reincarnation of good old-fashioned anti-Semitism, which for almost twenty centuries has been the curse of Western society? No longer tolerated in its cruder manifestations, it now seems to be acceptably sublimated in the bashing of the state of Israel which, deep down inside, so many do not really wish to survive.[910][911]

R. Shulman correctly stated: “I suspect bigotry in ignoring apartheid in Muslim states and erroneously finding it in the Jewish one.”[912]

Arab-Nazi attempt to “Nazify” their victims

As anti-Israel hype [as opposed to genuine criticism] is never related to facts, there is, therefore, no limits, anything goes, the “ultimate” defiled idea can be attached without any moral conscious, Since radical Islamists believe in calumniation of Israel and even ‘all’ Jews as a religious “good deed,” or Arab racists are motivated by their racism and neo-Nazis are all about that to begin with.

A simple Google search shows Arab propaganda and openly neo-Nazi websites ‘Nazifying’ the Zionist state. Next to them, there are some among radical left that, so sadly jump the repugnant bandwagon.

Noted Canadian MP, I Cotler cites as one example of many in which critics of Israel become anti- Semites: when they nazify Israel.[913]

In ‘A lethal obsession: anti-semitism from antiquity to the global Jihad’, Robert S. Wistrich wrote how some Europeans journalists believe it is legitimate to Nazify Israel and fail to see any anti-Jewish prejudice in such caricatures.[914]

In ‘Where have all the fascists gone?,’ Tamir Bar-On wrote on the new global Judeophobia that combines Old Right anti- Semitism and New Left anti-Zionist anti-Semitism in order to Nazify Israel[915]

Already in the 1980s, Conor Cruise O’Brien observed the increasingly systematic attempt to Nazify Israel and the Jewish People: In the Spectator (19 June), a respected journalist , Mr. Nicholas von Hoffman developed the analogy with refinements.[916]

The UN Commission on Human Rights: To “Nazify” Israel and the Jewish people is, for example, a contemporary form of Holocaust inversion that palpably incites antisemitic feelings. The kind of mindless “antiracism” that pillories Israel as an apartheid state…[917]

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs explains the goal of this diabolical path:

The Aims of Those Who Nazify Israel
The “Nazification” of Israel makes it possible to kill three birds with one stone. The first objective is to delegitimize Israel by associating it with the symbol of evil par excellence. Second, one can attack and humiliate the Jewish people by equating them with the perpetrators of the brutal genocide that nearly succeeded in exterminating the Jews. Finally, this malicious analogy between Israelis and Nazis frees Europeans of any remorse or shame for their history of a lethal anti-Semitism that lasted a solid millennium…[918][919]

Decrying the Arab-Islamic Goebbels’ Nazi tactics in Nazification the image of Israel, a writer that has lived through [real] Apartheid in South Africa Mervyn Danker, wrote an Op-Ed in the AJC: ‘Calling Israel an apartheid state is preposterous,’

Pro-Palestinians have, ironically, taken a page out of Joseph Goebbels’ playbook: If one says something frequently enough and with sufficient conviction it will be believed. This strategy has been helped along by a sympathetic and often gullible media that portrays Israel as the “oppressive occupier.” Indeed, the Palestinians are handily winning the propaganda battle.
Palestinian propagandists have seized on the term “apartheid” and its association with an evil regime and inhumane policies.
For example, the security barrier separating the West Bank and Israel (which, by the way, has dramatically and sharply cut the incidents of suicide bombings) is referred to as the “apartheid wall.” And Israel’s granting of automatic citizenship to Jews only is seen as blatant discrimination, again offered as evidence of the state’s “apartheid” policy. Israel’s Arab population is (erroneously) portrayed as second-class citizens, akin to people of color in apartheid South Africa.
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, prime minister of South Africa from 1958 until his assassination in 1966, is often called the “Architect of Apartheid” and is credited with having coined the term as it is used today. Apartheid literally means “separateness” and it characterized his government’s policy.
During its more than four decades in power, the white regime enacted a series of laws that separated whites and the majority population (blacks, mixed race and Asians). For example, people of color who lived in neighborhoods close to white areas were relocated to distant areas, while the right to vote in parliamentary elections was denied to all but whites. People of color were relegated to a life of discrimination and deprivation.
Growing up in South Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, I attended whites-only elementary schools and high schools, as well as a whites-only university. Years later, the early 1980s, I was the principal of a Jewish day school in South Africa when I could finally see signs of the apartheid system crumbling (the government allowed us to admit Asian and mixed-race students, although only after we filled out a battery of government forms).
Nowadays, the use of “apartheid” in referring to Israel is grossly inaccurate, misleading and fallacious.
The Israeli Arab population, as citizens of the country, enjoys the full range of civil rights. Israeli law guarantees the social and political equality of all citizens without distinction of race, creed and sex – sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. Arab citizens vote in national elections, attend Israeli schools and universities and represent Israel on national athletic teams.
Unlike the bulk of the poverty-stricken population of South Africa during the apartheid years, Israeli Arabs enjoy a higher standard of living than Arabs in neighboring countries. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen addressed the subject March 2 in an op-ed piece headlined “Israel has its faults but apartheid is not one of them.”
That covers the West Bank and Gaza, as well. Israel withdrew fully from Gaza in 2005, and while Israel has established security zones and implemented some road restrictions in the West Bank, it’s only because of a rash of suicide bombings earlier in the decade. As security improves and Palestinian police take more control of Arab towns and villages, barriers and checkpoints will become fewer, eventually disappearing. Already Arab towns and villages are run by mayors and town councils elected by Palestinians. Certainly these dynamics do not qualify as apartheid.
Using “Nazi” terminology in reference to Israel is just as off-base. One need not be a student of history to be aware of the atrocities and inhumanity of the German Nazi regime. Their murder of 6 million Jews – either in the extermination camps or by SS paramilitary death squads (which shot thousands of Jews at a time and dumped their bodies in open graves) or by starvation and disease – is well chronicled. More than 65 years later, the mind still boggles at the massacres and madness.
Yet at the S.F. Board of Supervisors meeting and at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in U.S. cities and overseas, the use of “Nazi” in reference to Israel, and claims of Israel using “Nazi tactics,” is clearly evident.
In a Chicago protest, the Magen David in the Israeli flag was replaced with a swastika. In San Diego, a poster read “Stop the Israel Third Reich.” And in San Francisco, Gaza was compared to a concentration camp. At the time of the Gaza conflict in December 2008, on the floor of the House of Commons in England, Jewish M.P. Gerald Kaufman compared Israel’s actions to the brutal tactics used by the German Nazis.
The use of the term “Nazi” in describing Israel is obscene, odious and contemptible. It needs to be refuted as vigorously as possible, each and every time.
[…] Inaccuracies and distortions need to be challenged consistently and with unfailing resolve.[920][921]

As mentioned above, the first known politician to come up with such a thesis was A. Shukairy,#1961: Genocidal pro-Nazi Arab leader: Ahmad Shukairy, ‘father’ of ‘Apartheid’ slander the aide to Hitler’s ally, the Mufti, and an assistant on extermination techniques in WW2. The one that called to ‘drive the Jews in the sea,’ and identified himself with [Argentine] Nazi groups on the UN floor. The very first initiator of the “apartheid” analogy as well.

It all fits well with the identical aims, characteristics and hypocrisy [as in a genuine Arab-Nazi and admirer of Nazism calling its very target by this term. The same paradox-mentality that “explains” how Neo-Nazis brand Israel by this terminology] of those that follow suit, as if nothing has changed during the 50 Years (since Shukairy’s 1961 virulent speech). Indeed, ‘history repeats itself.’

Apartheid lie – as pure racism

Even such long-time fierce critics of Israel, like Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, has exposed the lie behind tying the Jewish State with the term “apartheid.” Under the headline “Israel has its faults, but apartheid isn’t one of them,” tore apart the description as “pure racism.”

“Israel’s critics continue to hurl the apartheid epithet at the state when they have to know, or they ought to know, that it is a calumny.” “Interestingly, they do not use it for Saudi Arabia, which maintains as perfect a system of gender apartheid as can be imagined — women can’t even drive, never mind vote — or elsewhere in the Arab world, where Palestinians sometimes have fewer rights than they do in Israel.”
[…]
Cohen flatly stated that the linking of the word “apartheid” with Israel belies the truth. “The use of the word has become commonplace — Google “Israel and apartheid” and you will see that the two are linked in cyberspace, as love and marriage are in at least one song,” according to Cohen. “The meaning is clear: Israel is a state where political and civil rights are withheld on the basis of race and race alone. This is not the case.”
He also took aim at former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, whose book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid” set off a storm of protest in the Jewish community. Carter last year wrote a public apology for his previous criticisms that “stigmatize Israel” but did not refer to his own book’s description of Israel.
Cohen wrote, “Carter was waving the bloody shirt of racism, and he knew it.”
The journalist contrasted the official apartheid policy of South Africa decades ago, when the majority black population was denied citizenship and civil rights, with the situation in Israel, where Arabs and Jews have equal civil rights, including representation in the Knesset.
He stated, “Whatever this is — and it looks suspiciously like a liberal democracy — it cannot be apartheid.”
Despite Cohen’s rare defense of Israel, his column did not spare Israel from his usual condemnation of a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria. ..
However, Cohen admitted that the term apartheid does not apply to Judea and Samaria, which he calls the West Bank, and wrote that “security concerns are not rooted in racism.”
As for Israel Apartheid Week, Cohen condemned it. He told readers, “Israel is not above criticism and the Palestinians have their case, but when that case is constructed out of lies about the Jewish state, it not only represents a wholly unoriginal cover of some old anti-Semitic ditties but also denigrates the Palestinian cause…”
“Years of this sort of stuff have made Israel tone-deaf to legitimate criticism and exasperated with any attempt to find fault. That’s why Israel refused to cooperate with the South African jurist Richard Goldstone when, on behalf of the United Nations, he looked into alleged war crimes. The United Nations had once equated Zionism with racism. After that, it was hard to care what the United Nations thought.”[922]

The real racism of categorizing as “racially motivated” – whatever self defense measures Israel takes to fend off Arab-Muslim racist attacks of Jews because they are Jews

“The real racism: Expecting Jews to die meekly,” M. Sherman wrote in the JPost (2011): Into the Fray: Israel needs to once again convey, unapologetically, to the world the rationale for its founding.

After quoting from an “academic” (i. e., Neve Gordon, an infamous exposed anti-Israel extremist,[923][924][925][926] Or as other have put his hypocrisy (Oct. 2011) Neve Gordon can’t take criticism… A Haifa University professor is denied free speech by a self-hating Israeli academic. It’s ironic that those who shout loudest about freedom of speech for themselves and their friends are often the first to try to silence those with whom they disagree. A case in point is Dr. Neve Gordon of Ben-Gurion University, who has defamed so many people, as well as the nation of Israel…”[927]) who accused Israel with the “apartheid” mantra, he appropriately charges:

… Taken from an article by a senior Israeli academic, this excerpt typifies the racist Judeophobic rhetoric that has come to dominate the public discourse on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.

Sadly it is rhetoric that has been endorsed by many in the Israeli academia and media. Even more disturbing is the complicity – or at least complacency — of Israeli officialdom in allowing it to become the defining feature of this discourse.

Expecting Jews to die meekly

This mode of rhetoric is no less than inciteful, Judeophobic racism, because in effect, it embodies the implicit delegitmization of the right of Jews to defend themselves.

It embodies the implicit expectation that Jews should consent to die meekly. And how can an expectation that Jews die meekly be characterized other than as “inciteful, Judeophobic racism?” For no matter what the measures Israel adopts to protect its citizens from those undisguisedly trying to murder and maim them — because they are Jews — they are widely condemned as “racist,” “disproportionate violence” or even “war crimes/crimes against humanity.”

It matters not whether these measures are administrative decisions or security operations, defensive responses or anticipatory initiatives, punitive retaliations or preemptive strikes. It matters not whether they entail the emplacement of physical barriers to block the infiltration of indiscriminate murderers; the imposition of restrictions to impede their lethal movements; the execution of preventive arrests to foil their deadly intentions; the conduct of targeted killings (with unprecedentedly low levels of collateral damage) to preempt their brutal plans; the launch of military campaigns to prevent the incessant shelling of civilians…

Lip service to Israel’s right to self-defense

The depiction of these measures as arbitrary acts of wrongdoing, whose only motivation is racially driven territorial avarice and discriminatory embitterment of the lives of the Palestinians, distorts reality and disregards context. But far more perturbing, is the moral implication of this condemnation.

For if all endeavors to prevent, protect or preempt are denounced as morally reprehensible, the inevitable conclusion is that they should not be employed. This implies a no less inevitable conclusion: To avoid the morally reprehensible, the Jewish state should – in effect – allow those who would attack its citizens, to do so with total impunity, and with total immunity from retribution.

True, many of Israel’s detractors protest with righteous indignation that they acknowledge that it “has a right to defend itself.” But this is quickly exposed as meaningless lip service, for whenever Israel exercises that allegedly acknowledged right, it is condemned for being excessively heavy-handed.

It makes little difference if Israel imposes a legal maritime blockade to prevent the supply of lethal armaments to Islamist extremists; or if Israeli commandos are forced to use deadly force to prevent themselves from being disemboweled by a frenzied lynch mob; or if, in response to the savage slaughter wrought by Palestinian suicide bombers – which relative to its population, dwarfed the losses on 9/11 – Israel clears the terror-infested and boobytrapped Jenin, using ground troops rather than its air force to minimize Palestinian collateral damage, thus incurring needless casualties of its own.

No matter how murderous the onslaughts initiated by the Palestinians, no matter how blatant the Palestinian brutality, no matter how outrageous the Palestinian provocation, the Israeli response is deemed inappropriate.

Despite the declaration of recognition of some generic abstract right to defend itself and its citizens, it seems that in practice the only “appropriate” response is for Israel to refrain from defending itself.

Exigencies of security

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.

Security barriers are not erected, roadblocks are not put in place, travel restrictions are not enforced as a racist response to Palestinian ethnicity but as a rationale response to Palestinian enmity. To believe otherwise is to fall prey to what Binyamin Netanyahu once called the “reversal of causality.” The blockade of Gaza is a consequence, not a cause, of Hamas’s violence; the West Bank security barrier is the result of, not the reason for, Palestinian terrorism.

If not for the massive carnage at Sbarro pizzeria, at Dizengoff Center, at the Passover Seder in the Park Hotel, there would have been no IDF operation in Jenin in 2002. Without the indiscriminate bombardment of Israeli civilians, there would have been no Cast Lead operation in Gaza in 2009. If pregnant women and ambulances were not used to smuggle explosives into Israeli cities, there would be no need for checkpoints and roadblocks. If Palestinian gunmen would not open fire from vehicles on Israeli families passing by, there would be no need to restrict the movement of Palestinians on certain roads. If Palestinians did not ambush Israeli cars traveling though Palestinian towns, there would be no need to construct special roads for Israelis to bypass those towns.

The outcome of Judeophobic enmity

Of course, the standard Judeophobic response to this will be… “occupation,” that all-purpose, all-weather, one-size-fits-all excuse for every racist Palestinian atrocity perpetrated against the Jews.

According to this morally base and factually baseless contention, all Palestinian violence is an expression of understandable rage and frustration due to years of repressive “occupation” of Palestinian lands.

Exposing the “occupation” utter fake excuse:

This claim is as egregious as it is asinine. It must be rejected with the moral opprobrium and the intellectual disdain it so richly deserves.

Indeed, as I have demonstrated in several recent columns, the call for the destruction of the Jewish state was made long before Israel held a square inch of what is now designated as “occupied Palestinian land.” (In fact, the original 1964 Palestinian National Covenant explicitly disavows any sovereign claim to the “West Bank” and Gaza as the Palestinian homeland.) The founding documents of the PLO, Fatah and Hamas are all committed to the destruction of the Jewish state, irrespective of time and regardless of frontiers. This too was the sentiment reiterated by Mahmoud Abbas in his recent UN appearance.
So clearly “Occupation” is not the origin of Palestinian ill-will towards Israel. Quite the reverse. The Israeli presence in Judea, Samaria and Gaza is a direct outcome of Arab ill-will towards Israel, when in 1967 their massive military offensive to destroy Israel failed catastrophically.

It was not Jewish territorial avarice that brought Israel to “the territories” but Arab Judeocidal aggression.

What if there had been no ‘Occupation’?

Even if it can be irrefutably shown that “occupation” is not the origin of Palestinian hostility, might it is not be possible that elimination of “occupation” would induce, if not Palestinian amitié, then at least Palestinian acceptance of Israel? Sadly, all evidence seems to point the other way. Every time Israel has made tangible efforts to remove “occupation,” the frenzy of Palestinian terrorism has soared to a higher crescendo, and forced abandonment or even reversal of these efforts:

  • This was the case from 1993 to ’96, when the implementation of the Oslo agreements brought forth a huge wave of suicide bombings.
  • This was the case in 2000, when Ehud Barak offered sweeping concessions to the Palestinians, who responded with a wave of unprecedented terrorism which continued under Ariel Sharon’s “restraint-is-strength-policy” until the carnage made military response unavoidable. The result was Operation Defensive Shield in 2002 that brought the IDF back in force to the “West Bank,” where calm has been largely maintained ever since.
  • This was the case in 2005, when Israel withdrew from Gaza and erased every vestige of “occupation,” and in return received continuing and escalating violence that culminated in Operation Cast Lead.
    Clearly, not only can “occupation” not be attributed as the cause of Palestinian enmity, but attempts to remove – or at least attenuate – it seem only to exacerbate this enmity.

    Here intriguing questions arise: What if Israel had never taken over the “West Bank” or had withdrawn immediately after doing so, transferring control back to Jordan? What then would have become of the Palestinians and their claims to “national liberation?” What “occupation” would have then been blamed for their plight? What territory would have then been the focus of their efforts to establish their state? These are weighty questions which must await discussion at some later stage, but merely raising them poses a serious challenge to the factually flawed conventional wisdom that dominates and distorts the debate on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

    ‘Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism’

    “Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism” is the mantra sounded with Pavlovian regularity by Israel’s detractors. And they are of course right. Criticism of Israel is not necessarily anti- Semitism.
    However, the enduring practice of holding the nation-state of the Jews to discriminatory double standards does makes anti-Semitism an increasingly plausible explanation for that criticism, an explanation can no longer be summarily dismissed without persuasive proof to the contrary.

    After all, atrocities of ferocity and scale far beyond anything of which Israel is accused, even by its most vehement detractors, are perpetrated regularly with hardly a murmur of censure from the international community. By contrast the slightest hint of any Israeli infringement – real or imagined – of human rights immediately results in expression of shock and revulsion in headlines in all major media outlets across the globe, precipitates emergency sessions of international organizations, and produces worldwide condemnation, from friend and foe alike.

    Of course, the implication is not that Israel should be judged by the same criteria as the tyrannies of Sudan or North Korea; or by the bloody standards of Damascus or Tehran.

    The question is, however, why should it be judged by standards and criteria which are far more stringent than those applied to the democracies that make up NATO.

    For in the Balkans, in Iraq and in Afghanistan they have enforced blockades and embargoes far more onerous and damaging to civilians than that imposed on Gaza. They conducted military campaigns far from their borders that caused far more civilian casualties than Israel has in campaigns conducted only a few kilometers from the heart of its capital city…
    Yet international outcry has been – at best – muted.

    So, while holding the Jewish state to standards demanded of no other nation in the exercise of its right to self-defense may have explanations other than anti-Semitism (or Judeophobia to be more precise), no really compelling ones come readily to mind.

    The real racism

    This brings us back to where we began.

    While the Jewish state faces unparalleled threats, and unconditional enmity, it is continually condemned for acting to meet those threats and to contend with that enmity — no matter what measures it adopts, no matter how grave the peril, no matter how severe the provocation.

    This then is the real racism that permeates the discourse on the Israel-Palestinian conflict:

  • The expectation that the Jews jeopardize their security in order to maintain the viability of manifest falsehoods.
  • The perverse portrayal of every coercive measure undertaken by the IDF to protect the lives of Jews against those striving to kill them, merely because they are Jews, as racially motivated, disproportionate violence.
  • The disingenuous depiction of the inconvenience caused to Palestinians by these measures as a more heinous evil than the Jewish deaths they are designed to prevent.
  • The attitude that shedding Jewish blood is more acceptable than the measures required to prevent it, an element that appears to be becoming increasingly internalized into the discourse on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
    Israel needs to once again convey, unapologetically, to the world the rationale for its founding: Jews will no longer die meekly.[928]

CALL TO CRIMINALIZE THE RIDICULOUS – YET DANGEROUS “APARTHEID” AND “RACISM” SLUR

Due to the obvious danger against Jews by bigoted Arab Islamic led inflammatory campaign of these slurs, ridiculous as they are, the seriousness of endangering Jews’ lives has been raised. Noted French Doctor, activist against helping the hungry, and novelist Dr. Jean Christophe Rufin has suggested to France’s government the following:

Certainly, there is no question of penalising political opinions that are critical, for example, of any government and are perfectly legitimate. What should be penalised is the perverse and defamatory use of the charge of racism against those very people who were victims of racism to an unparallaed degree. The accusation sof racism, of apartheid, of Nazism carry extremely grave moral implications. These accusations have, in the situation in which we find ourselves today, major consequences which can, by contagion, put in danger the lives of our Jewish citizens. It is legitimate to require by law that these accusations are not made lightly. It is why we invite reflection on the advisability and applicability of a law… which would permit the punishment of those who make without foundation against groups, institutions or states accusations of racism and utilise for these accusations unjustified comparisons with apartheid or Nazism.[929]

RACISM MASQUERADING AS “ANTI-RACISM”

The classical racism masquerading as “anti-racism” was seen -among other opportunities- at the infamous, condemned, disgraced[930] Arab-hijacked racist “Conference against Racism” in Durban.[931] (Where not a single word was uttered against the racism, apartheid and discrimination against minorities and even “raw” slavery in the Arab and Muslim world, but the members of the conference, geared by the oil-elite Arabs went ballistic over Zionism, as expected of their clear anti-Israel agenda.[932]) For example, the Arab Lawyers Union, distributed a booklet filled with anti-Semitic caricatures frighteningly like those seen in the Nazi hate literature printed in the 1930s.[933][934] (From M. Melchior’s speech in 2001: But here today, something greater even than peace in the Middle East is being sacrificed – the highest values of humanity. Racism, in all its forms, is one of the most widespread and pernicious evils, depriving millions of hope and fundamental rights. It might have been hoped that this first Conference of the 21st century would have taken up the challenge of, if not eradicating racism, at least disarming it: But instead humanity is being sacrificed to a political agenda. Barely a decade after the UN repealed the infamous ‘Zionism is Racism’ resolution, which Secretary-General Kofi Annan described, with characteristic understatement, as a “low point” in the history of the United Nations, a group of states for whom the terms ‘racism,’ ‘discrimination,’ and even ‘human rights’ simply do not appear in their domestic lexicon, have hijacked this Conference and plunged us to even greater depths.[935][936]) These repeated “conferences” are rightfully termed: “The U.N.’s Racist Conference On Racism,”[937] or simply “racist conference.”[938]

HATE RHETORIC OF SHOUTING “APARTHEID, RACISM” AS A TOOL BY ARAB RACISM AND ISLAMIC BIGOTRY TO PROMOTE GENOCIDE

Usage of “racism” and “apartheid” slurs as justification for real racism and genocide:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who denies the first Holocaust[939] threatens a new one in wiping out Jews, annihiliation[940] charged with genocide,[941][942] has used the Arab racist “anti-racism”[943] Durban conference to damn Israel with the fake “racism” charge. The West protested it.[944] This Islamic leader, who advocates a ‘New Holocaust’ was -appropriately- termed ‘Hitler,’ worldwide.[945][946][947][948][949][950][951][952][953][954][955][956][957][958][959][960][961][962][963][964][965][966][967][968][969][970][971][972]

Those openly calling for annihilation of Jews, like Arab “Palestinian” terrorist organization/Islamic regime in Gaza, Hamas[973][974][975][976][977] [978] it even warned that “Islamists would kill Jewish children anywhere in the world,”[979] and Islamic Republic of Iran’s terrorist organization: Hezbollah[980] [981] [982] “jewish-targets”-renewing-hezbollah’s-jihad-genocide/[983] use these slurs regularly. Even “moderate” Fatah who “accuses” Israel in this terminology, has promoted annihilation.[984]

At the outcry of the brutal massacre by “proud” racist Arabs[985] of a Jewish family while asleep in Itamar, Israel (March, 2011), where a baby’s throat was slashed, and Palestinian Arabs celebrating it,[986] Iran and Hamas praising it,[987] the cause for such crimes and “celebration” was raised. ‘Palestinian Authority incitement against Jews’: “Palestinian incitement: Jews receive ‘Der Stürmer’ depiction,” leading for the “Atmosphere for terror,” Israel said: “The world must call on the Palestinians to put a stop to the incitement. When Abbas chooses a band calling for the annihilation of Jews to play at festivals, then how can you even dream of reaching an agreement?”[988]
The PFLP and the PLO who from the beginning [in the 1970s, starting with Kiryat Shmona, Avivim, Maalot[989][990][991][992] etc. Continuing today as in the mentioned ‘Itamar massacre’[993]] targeted to massacre children under a garbage cloak of “freedom fighting,” are the main propagators of the Arab racist “apartheid slur” (as seen on their “imagingapartheid”). Tied together with the infamous “ISM” International Solidarity Mission[994] (the anti-Jewish genocidal organization who chant the slogan: “Kill the Jews” – “Ittbach al yahood” in Arabic.[995][996]
In May 2010: “MSA (Muslim Student Association) Member publicly calls for another Holocaust promotes Hitler Youth Week.”[997][998]
One shouldn’t be surprised to hear that among the Arab lobby tied to money for J. Carter[999] for his hate book against Israel, would be “activists” of these butchers – organizations.

‘JEW HATRED’ WEEK / ‘INCITEMENT TO MURDER’ WEEK

The so-called (IAW) “Israeli Apartheid Week” – anti-Israel bigoted[1,000] “agenda of propaganda and lies.”[1,001] A smear campaign (with its gist of defining Israelis’ genuine security concern from bigoted Arab-Islamic attacks with “racism” and “apartheid” epithets), though deceiving in its theme as a “pro-Palestinian” activism or as “caring” for Palestinian-Arabs, the overwhelming anti-Israel and often anti-Jewish hatred message is well noted. It has been marked as ‘a ritual of discrimination and incitement against Israel,’ that it “doesn’t seek Middle East peace. It seeks to harm the Jewish people by taking from them the only land where they are not a minority.”[1,002] It is dubbed the ‘Jew hatred week’ especially in light of grave hate crimes arising around this hype venomous week, such as: Swastika graffiti found in college bathroom in Selden (February 26, 2009),[1,003][1,004] Vandals leave graffiti on Jewish Federation building (March, 2009),[1,005][1,006] In 2009, during IAW at Queen’s University, one of the anti-Israel propaganda pamphlets (sitting in a public cafeteria) had been defaced with several swastikas.[1,007] In 2010, at the University of California, a Jewish student found a swastika carved into her dorm door.[1,008] Among the phenomenon of the unholy alliance “cooperation” between racist Arabs and Neo Nazis: Carleton University graffiti: “Kill a Jew slow + painfully…” (April 2010),[1,009][1,010] Swastikas and Ku Klux Klan Symbols during ‘Apartheid Week’ (Mar, 2010[1,011] No wonder it was defined: “Israel apartheid week anti Semitism by any other name.” It reveals itself recently in the intimidation of Jewish students at York University, where SAIA members disrupted a Hillel news conference, called the Hillel president a “dirty Jew,” a “f-king Jew,” and prevented students from exiting the Hillel building. (2009)[1,012] Invidious and raw slurs as “Die Jew – get the hell off campus.” (2009)[1,013] Or the cases whereby its accompanied with, screaming anti-Semitic slurs like, “[Expletive] you, you Jewish Israeli mother [expletive]ers.”[1,014]

It is a pattern to attack physically,[1,015] like in York University in particular, has .. revealed a troubling pattern of tolerating physical and emotional assaults by pro-Palestinian radicals against Jewish students and others who dare to demonstrate any support for Israel or question the tactics of Islamists in their efforts to destroy the Jewish state.[1,016] At the University of Toronto, a Jewish student protesting against IAW 2009, was threatened with beheading.[1,017] Some have been threatened and assaulted,[1,018] In some cases there were comments such as “Hitler did not do a good enough job.”[1,019]

Here’s an example of the feeling of a Jewish student (2010) as a result of Muslim Students Association’s “Apartheid week” hate campaign:

University of California Jewish Student Questionnaires
Sample Responses to Selected Questions from students at UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine
Do you feel harassed or intimidated as a Jewish student when you have seen or heard about the appearance of anti-Semitic graffiti (eg. swastikas) on campus?
“I feel very intimidated and worried when I see anti-Semitic graffiti on campus. I grew up thinking that such occurrences are a thing of the past, or things that only take place in Europe, but never in supposed intellectual centers.” (UCB)
“I definitely feel harassed when I hear about the appearance of swastikas on campus and the utter APATHY with which it is treated by the student newspaper and student body in general. The campus’s reaction to this event is by far more disturbing than the event itself; the student newspaper brushed it off as a meaningless prank, and most students I’ve talked to don’t seem to care at all or even realize that the appearance of a swastika means someone on this campus wants me, as an ethnically Jewish student, dead.” (UCB)
Do you feel harassed or intimidated as a Jewish student when speakers, films and exhibits that demonize Israel and her supporters are brought to your campus?
“I feel very uncomfortable when university sponsored events come to campus that are not only blatantly anti-Israel, but often quite anti-Semitic.
[…]
“Yes. I tell my friends how uncomfortable I feel. MSA speakers not only demonize Israel, but its supporters like me. When Finkelstein and other speakers compare Israel to apartheid South Africa or Nazism, that is a reflection on me, as though I support apartheid or Nazism.” (UCSD) “I do feel very uncomfortable, hurt, and intimidated as a Jewish student at UCI during Israeli Apartheid Week.” (UCI)
“Absolutely. [Israel Apartheid Week] is completely anti-Semitic, no matter how many times the MSU denies it. Just today, after the Malik Ali event dissolved into debates, an MSU student stood on top of a wall and shouted the Islamic prayer as loud as he could. No one seemed to hear him because they were too far away, but I recorded him. It was clearly directed at the Jewish and Zionist students.” (UCI)
Do you feel harassed or intimidated as a Jewish as a result of the Divestment from Israel campaign on your campus?
“Yes, the divestment bill raised so much tension on campus and made fellow students into enemies simply based on their beliefs toward Israel. The big senate meetings were a harsh reminder to me that intense hate of Jews and Israel is very much alive and that we Jews have to remain vigilant, since the authorities and campus officials haven’t stood up for us.” (UCB)
“Yes I do feel very harassed, intimidated, and threatened as a result of the divestment from Israel campaign.” (UCB)
“I feel harassed because the Divestment campaign has lead to anti-Jewish expressions such as the swastikas drawn across from the doors of Jewish students and the verbal attacks on Jewish students (for example, someone drove by my friend in a car and yelled, “Jewish bastard!” because my friend was wearing a kippah).” (UCB)[1,020]

Israel “Apartheid” Week, was also dubbed “Hitler Youth Week” by some. The MSA and SJP launch a war against Jews and their supporters during this week. These groups bring virulent anti-Semitic, radical speakers to campuses nationwide to call for the destruction of Israel and Jews. Additionally, a mock wall is erected to portray Israel as an “occupier” and “human rights violator.” As a result, students are targeted by these hate mongers and are not protected by their school’s administration.[1,021]

From remarks prepared for the delivery at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties Forum:

Universities should ban Israel anti-apartheid weeks. Why they should do so takes some explanation.
There is no apartheid in Israel. That much is obvious even from a cursory glance.
Basic to apartheid in South Africa was the denationalization of blacks because they were black and allocation of nationality in state created bantustans or homelands. Blacks assigned to bantustans were subject to influx controls and pass laws. The objective of apartheid was to denationalize all blacks, to assign every black to one of ten bantustans. Blacks were forcibly removed from where they lived to their designated bantustans.
Israel has not since its inception taken away vested Israeli citizenship of even one Palestinian for the sole reason that the person is ethnic Palestinian. Israel has not created designated territories within its borders to which it has forcibly removed its own citizens who are ethnic Palestinian.
Freedom of speech encompasses the right to be wrong. The mere fact that Israel is not an apartheid state, not even close, in itself, does not justify banning Israel anti-apartheid weeks from universities.
Calling Israel an apartheid state is a form of incitement to hatred against the Jewish people. Understanding hate speech requires an understanding of the context in which the speech is uttered. Hate speech often involves veiled or coded references. Understanding is a work of decoding.
The charge of apartheid against Israel is one of a barrage of anti-Zionist accusations levied against Israel. Anti-Zionism by definition is rejection of the existence of the Jewish state. That rejection is the denial of the right to self determination of the Jewish people.
Anti-Zionism attempts to destroy Israel through arms and words. Words are used as hate and war propaganda.
Because Israel is a sovereign, legal entity, anti-Zionists attempt destruction through demonization and delegitimization. Anti-Zionists assert that Israel has no right to exist claiming that it is, by its very nature, a rights violating state.
The position of anti-Zionists that Israel violates rights is not a conclusion based on facts but a strategy adopted to combat the existence of the state of Israel. This strategy leads anti-Zionists to accuse Israel of every grave crime known to humanity – war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, colonialism, imperialism, and, not least, apartheid.
The charge that Israel is an apartheid state is connected to antisemitism both in substance and in form. The accusations of criminality against the Jewish state lead to accusations of criminality against the Jewish community world wide as actual or presumed supporters of this allegedly criminal state. If Israel is an apartheid state, then the Jewish community world wide supports apartheid.
Antisemitism linguistically means being against semitism. It has come to mean discrimination and bigotry against Jews. Today, there in no semitism, only antisemitism.
No one today claims to be against semitism. Antisemitism is rather a characteristic that others attribute to antisemites. Those who objectively we have to acknowledge manifest antisemitic attitudes or behaviour claim not to be antisemites.[1,022]

Understandably, governments like that of Canada slam this “apartheid week” warning students to think twice before engaging in the activities designed to de-legitimize Israel.

Adding:

The events, which seek to promote Palestinian human rights, are frequently “accompanied by anti-Semitic harassment, intimidation and bullying,” Mr. Kenney said, and are at times planned and promoted with disregard for the safety of Jewish students, professors and others on campus.
“These activities can cultivate an atmosphere exactly the opposite of one that is open to the free exchange of ideas and the development of the mind with the aid of facts and logic,” he said. Repeatedly singling out and condemning Israel year after year creates a “hateful environment” that “offends not only our sense of fairness, but also our core Canadian values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”[1,023]

In an article titled: “Political Theater at Its Worst,” noted writer P. Chesler in a report summed it up:

The mob roars its hoarse, ear-splitting chants. “Death to the Jews,” “Death to Zionism,” “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free.” Keffiyas abound: On heads, over faces, around shoulders. The Arab “street” is on the move-in Toronto, Montreal, Amherst, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, St. Louis, Houston, Berkeley, and in Oxford, Belfast, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, and many other Western cities.[1,024]

The ‘apartheid slur’ message is also accompanied via terrorizing all who oppose this slur, typically it is ironically so hypocritical. Here’s an example of a someone that dares tell the truth about humane Israel VS the Arab world who was about to be attacked physically by a Muslim “angry” anti-freedom fanatic:

Israel stands alone
In human rights and tolerance, Jewish state far superior in its region
By Michael Coren, QMI Agency
Last Updated: March 12, 2011 2:00am
I will defend all of my beliefs, but one of the ideas I most proud of is Zionism. No apologies, no hiding, no doubts.
Zionism is arguably the most successful example of the restoration of an indigenous people to their rightful homeland in human history. It is a liberation struggle, a story of the creation of a light on a hill, that light being the Jewish state in the Middle East.
I write this now in particular because it is Israel Apartheid Week. Which is an attempt to bully and silence supporters of Israel and close down any civilized debate on university campuses concerning Israel and Palestine. It singles out for particular contempt one small country that, while far from perfect, has a human rights record eminently superior to that of any around it.
It attempts to equate the Jewish state – where all citizens irrespective of religion, race, gender or sexuality enjoy equality – to the hideously immoral racist society that was apartheid South Africa. It’s a lie, a blood libel, a politically motivated and blatantly dishonest campaign to use Soviet-style propaganda to condemn Jews.
So I was delighted to accept the offer to speak to four different universities during this death-dark celebration of doublespeak and anti-intellectual posing.
As I write this, I have spoken at my first and while the majority of the people there were supportive, and most of those not supportive were relatively polite, the fanatic who was removed by the police showed me the face of authentic hatred.
In the middle of my talk, he ran to the microphone reserved for questions at the end and screamed foul language and abuse. That the police were there in the first place says a great deal – disruptions are not uncommon.
This particular individual then waited for me when I left the lecture hall and continued to abuse me for 10 minutes, and also try to run at me and physically confront me. If this happened to me, I can only imagine what ordinary Jewish kids have to put up with on campuses each day.
A few brief comments: Kurdistan is occupied by four different Islamic nations. Morocco forcibly prevents hundreds of thousands of people who have the right to live in the country from entering. Most Arab countries reject black immigration and embrace passive, if not aggressive racism. In the Gulf States, and Pakistan in particular, slavery exists in the guise of “servants” who are treated as virtual animals.
In Lebanon, Palestinians are denied dozens of different occupations simply because of who they are. In Iran, homosexuals are publicly hanged and innocent women stoned to death. The secret police suppress freedoms in Syria and even relatively free Jordan. We have seen what Egypt and Libya are like, with other Arab countries little better and sometimes worse. …gender apartheid exists in massive chunks of the Arab and greater Islamic world, yet Israel is supremely open and progressive. And so on and so on.
It’s the sort of thing the man screaming at me doesn’t want to hear.
Tragically, he is not alone.[1,025]

Howard Galganov in an editorial “The New Old Anti-Semitism . . . Intellectual Nazis,” writes about the lies, about the rainbow colors of refugees that can be found in Israel, in sheer contrast with the raw apartheid, oppression, denial of rights in the Arab-Muslim world, showing that the target of the campaign is Jews, period:

This past week was when university students, their professors, unionists and other assorted LEFTISTS worldwide, INCLUDING the USA and Canada, celebrated their common hatred for Israel, in what they describe as ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK (IAW).
The absolute truth of Israeli Apartheid Week is really . . . LET’S HATE THE JEWS WEEK.
But, these LEFTIST snivelers don’t have the guts of bygone JEW-HATERS to say exactly what they mean; instead, they couch their visceral Anti-Semitism in their contrived concept of Apartheid in Israel.
This 7 year old annual university event is so sick, that there are even LEFTIST Jews who get involved in this mockery of social conscience, that it rings in my mind to the equivalence of what the Nazis and other varied Jew-Haters contrived throughout the generations.
It seems to me that the only things missing are the BLOOD LIBELS and The Protocols Of The Learned Elders of Zion; two other lies Jew-Haters cling too for their Anti-Semitic approbation.
The rub here, is that these Anti-Semites, who wouldn’t cross the street to help anyone who is really downtrodden; like the women of MOST Arab/Moslem countries, will climb mountains to demean and punish Israel, which is one the most open, egalitarian, and accomplished countries on the planet, let alone within the entire Middle East.
In Israel, Arabs and Moslems are absolutely FREE, and encouraged to reach for the greatest heights imaginable. Like any other Israeli, their own limitations are what they put upon themselves.
In Israel, Arabs are FREE to vote and participate in every fabric of life, where Arabs sit in government, where Arabs sit as jurists in the courts, where Arabs compete on Israeli sports teams, where Arabs express themselves freely in the media, where Arabs are educated from grade-school to post graduate universities, where Arabs teach at all levels and work in hospitals in all capacities.
In Israel, Arabs are FREE to buy homes and rent apartments anywhere they wish without government restrictions. Israeli Arabs own businesses and are no less FREE than any other Israeli to work at all jobs, including within the Israeli civil service.
Where in the Arab World are Gays and Lesbians accepted, if not murdered? But in Israel, Gays and Lesbians celebrate Gay Pride Days strutting their stuff on audacious floats in parades.
Where in any Arab country are women really FREE? In Israel, all women are as FREE as men, without being restricted to reach for the top.
As these LEFTIST academic Jew-Haters cloak themselves in as dishonest an intellectual charade as any that can be imagined, Israel was out there just one hour from the time the earthquake hit Japan, all saddled-up and ready to go to help in no small way.
When the earthquake shattered Haiti, ONLY little Israel, a quarter distance of the world away, was able to set-up a completely functioning hospital with an OR second to none.
When the Indonesian Earthquake and resulting Tsunami in 2004 killed more than 200,000 people, Israel was amongst the first on the scene, treating and helping everyone they could, regardless of their religion, culture or gender, even though several Moslem countries preferred to have their people suffer and die rather than let an Israeli on their soil to help.
When there was genocide in Ethiopia, which other country other than Israel sent in rescue planes to get people out?
Even today, Blacks from Africa travel the most dangerous routes imaginable in their desire to reach FREEDOM in Israel, where they know they will be treated humanely if they survive the journey.
In absolute reality, what the universities are doing throughout the world in their participation of Israeli Apartheid Week, is nothing more and nothing less than an OVERT expression of Hate-Speech and incitement against an entire people based EXCLUSIVELY upon that people’s religion.
And because of this, I have no problem whatsoever equating them and what they are doing, and what they stand for with Nazis and other worldly Jew-Haters.
To single out an entire people for contrived and phantom crimes, all of whom happen to be Jewish, would make the likes of Hitler, Hermann Goering, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Eichmann and others just like them proud.
Rampant intellectual Nazism, Fascism, Anti-Semitism or whatever you want to call it in our universities and amongst our trade unions is as despicable as it gets.
MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT – When they attack Israel, their target are Jews.
When I was 18 years old (1968), I took a pledge amongst a small but determined group of other young Montreal Jews who swore an oath NEVER AGAIN!
I meant it then – And I mean it now.
To most people, 1936 (the Nuremberg Laws), 1938 (Crystal Nacht), and 1945 (the Liberation of the Death Camps) were a long time ago. To me, they were just like yesterday, and will always be just like yesterday.
Let me repeat myself – NEVER AGAIN!
There is no Audio Editorial with this commentary.[1,026]

Activists countering the anti-Israel propaganda in 2011, allied with those who set up the “Palestinian Wall of Lies” ad,[1,027] explain, it was an attempt to confront Boston University’s Israel Apartheid Week, which featured the erection of an “Apartheid Wall,” a speech by Diana Buttu, a former legal adviser to the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization, and an event… from a group called “Anarchists Against the Wall” which protests Israel’s security fence and what they term “land theft, violence, separation and occupation” – all favored propaganda terms of the left to support the claims of the terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas. The removal of Israel’s “apartheid wall” would simply give free reign to Palestinian suicide bombers to kill more Jews.[1,028]

Suugestions for terminology ‘inspired’ by the Arab-Islamic bigoted slanderous “apartheid week”

– ‘Hypocrisy Week’[1,029]

– ‘Hitler Youth Week’[1,030]

– ‘Israel Pogrom Week’[1,031]

– ‘The Arab Apartheid Week’[1,032]

– ‘Islamic State Apartheid Week’[1,033]

– Terror apologists[1,034]

– “Hate fest”[1,035]

– ‘anti-Israel hatefest’[1,036]

– Anti-Israel, Apartheid Week’[1,037][1,038][1,039]

– Anti-Israel Hatefest[1,040]

– ‘Jew-Hatred Week’[1,041]

– Verbal Terrorism[1,042]

– ‘Arab Genocide Week’[1,043]

– ‘kill J-ws week’[1,044][1,045][1,046]











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Arab racism VS Israeli worries

December 12, 2010

Arab racism VS Israeli worries

Arab racism VS Israeli worries

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

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

The latter campaign has never been discontinued.

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

Arab racism 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
[…]
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.
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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