Friday, October 28, 2011

Racism in Arab-Muslim Palestine [documented, at least since the 1800s]

Racism in Arab-Muslim Palestine [documented, at least since the 1800s]


(Late 1800s-Early 1900s)

The settled Arabs, known as the fellaheen, are considered by the Bedouin to be of different (and inferior) race from himself. The fellah lacks nearly all the undeniable charm of his Bedouin countryman. He is incredibly backward and ...

"The rape of Palestine," p. 377, William Bernard Ziff - 1938 , 612 pp.

The settled Arabs, known as the fellaheen, are considered by the Bedouin to be of different (and inferior) race from himself. The fellah lacks nearly all the undeniable charm of his Bedouin countryman. He is incredibly backward and ...

"The northern star: Irish political review ; Labour comment," Volume 16 - 2002, p. 75

"The Bedouins consider themselves much superior, and even toward the upper classes... they are the princes of the desert, a free race."

"The Century illustrated monthly magazine": Volume 105, p. 623

Slavery in Arab Palestine

...and groups of “slaves” (Arabic oabd, pl. oabid), descendants of the black slaves formerly kept by the Bedouin

"The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine," p. 81, Eisenbrauns

Palestine under the Ottomans And among black African slaves there were varying degrees of inferiority. ... former African slaves among the Bedouin in the Negev and Palestinians in Gaza.

..settled Bedouin in southern Israel, a black boy eloped with a 'white' girl. They were discovered and the girl was killed by her family. However, the boy survived and subsequently married a black girl. 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 being to serve tea and coffee to people with no visible...

African and Asian studies: Volume 6, Issues 1-4, p. 296, Brill Academic Publishers (2007 )

The groups of black people living in the Negev and as refugees in Gaza today are the descendants of slaves of the Bedouin. As the peoples of Gaza and the Negev have been separated by frequently closed borders only since 1948.. 


"Reflections on Arab-led slavery of Africans," p. 201, K. K. Prah, Centre for the Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), 2005

However, under the Israelis after 1952, when the census was taken, slavery as an institution faded away.

"Reflections on Arab-led slavery of Africans," K. K. Prah, Centre for the Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), 2005, p. 203



When Jews started settling in Palestine in any numbers in the second half of the 19th century, local Arab prejudice against the Jews was already quite deeply rooted. The resentment against the Zionist colonists derived something of itss vigour from the xenophobia of the Muslim population of Syria and Palestine, something from the popular contempt for the Jew which already existed and something from ...

"The Jews of Africa and Asia: contemporary anti-Semitism and other pressures,
Issue 76 of Report (Minority Rights Group.
MRG report ; no. 76, Volume 76 of MRG Report, Volume 209 of Human rights documents, p. 5, Tudor Parfitt, Publisher Minority Rights Group, 1987, 15 pp.


... the periodical Falastin - with its extremist Arab nationalist slant - was abolished by the Ottoman authorities because of its racist hate propaganda. The periodical had agitated against the immigration of Jewish refugees from Russia ...

"Antisemitism, a history portrayed," p. 101, Janrense Boonstra, Hans Jansen, Joke Kriesmeyer, Anne Frank Foundation, 1989, 129 pp.


...After instigating a pogrom against Jews in Palestine in 1920, the first such pogrom against Jews in the Arab world in hundreds of years, he went on to inspire the development of pro-Nazi parties throughout the Arab world including Young Egypt, led by Gamal Abdul Nasser, and the Social Nationalist Party of Syria led by Anton Sa'ada.

(The Nazi Background of Saddam Hussein
Charles A. Morse, NewsMax Feb. 21, 2003)

The riots were later investigated by the Haycraft Commission that stated: “The racial strife was begun by the Arabs, and rapidly developed into a conflict of great violence between Arabs and Jews, in which the Arab majority, who were generally the aggressors, inflicted most of the casualties."... This triggered another Arab riot. The Grand Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, spread false rumours that Jews were planning to take control of holy places...

"The Agony of the Promised Land," Joshua Levy, iUniverse, 2004, p. 70

...the British, who did however set up a post of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem... who had been involved in the 1920 riots. This was a serious mistake: vain, authoritarian and racist, al-Husseini opposed any compromise with the Jews, and objected to any organization that was not under his personal control.... The revolt began at street level, but an Arab Higher Committee was set up under the Grand Mufti in April 1936 to ...

"Israel and the Palestinian territories: the rough guide" p. 492, Daniel Jacobs, Shirley Eber, Francesca Silvani, 1998 - 531 pp.)


Husseini's racist hatred of Jews was manifested early in his long career as grand mufti. ... in an equitably partitioned Palestine might be feasible. All this talk would quickly end with the appointment of Husseini as grand mufti..

"The case for Israel," p. 41, Alan M. Dershowitz, 2003, 264 pp.

The admiration for Hitler by the Arab fanatics dates from the 1930s, and is well-documented. One of Mr. Arafat's personal heroes, the Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini, visited Auschwitz and reproached the Germans for not being more determined in exterminating the Jews. In 1985, Mr. Arafat paid the Mufti homage, saying he was 'proud to no end' to be walking in hist footsteps.

"A Diary of Four Years of Terrorism and Anti-Semitism," p. 209 iUniverse


The prophet Muhammad fought the Arabian Jews, and the Kor'an has anti- Jewish verses. ... The case of Haj Mohammad Amin al-Husayni (1895–1974), the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who befriended Adolf Hitler and closely collaborated with Nazi Germany, is notorious. From 1941, the Grand Mufti established close contacts with Bosnian and Albanian Muslim leaders and pent the remainder of the war helping the formation of Muslim Waffen SS units in the Balkans and the formation of gtraining centers for Muslim imams and mullahs who would accompany the Muslim SS and Wehrmacht units. Until the end of the World War II in 1945, al-Husayni worked for Nazi Germany as a propagandist for the Arabs and a recruiter of Muslim volunteers for the German armed forces.

"Anti-semitism: a history and psychoanalysis of contemporary hatred," p. 60, Avner Falk, 2008 - 303 pp.

Haj Amin al-Husseini, a devotee of the Nazis, issued this summons to the Muslims in a radio broadcast from Berlin on 26 November 1942, after Rommel's defeat at El Alamin on 4 November: Atise, O sons of Arabia! Fight for your sacred rights! Slaughter Jews wherever you find them! Their spilled blood pleases Allah!” In Jerusalem the Muslims' call to kill ... on the Jews, no matter where they are in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. ...Just before the Arab riots against the Jews in August 1929, when 133 Jews were killed and 339 wounded, al-Husseini and his fellow Muslim preachers declared that "he who kills a Jew is assured a place in the next world." Al-Husseini repeated the exhoration to "Kill Jews wherever you find them" in a speech from Berlin on 4 May 1944 to Muslim Handschar SS killing units, responsible for the murder of 90 percent of the Yugoslavian Jews, along with the insistence that it pleases Allah.

"A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad," p. 20, David Patterson, Cambridge University Press, 2010

...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.

"The Mufti of Berlin, Arab-Nazi collaboration is a taboo topic in the West." Wall Street Journal, September, 2009

A chilling, fascinating, and nearly forgotten historical figure is resurrected in this riveting work that links the fascism of the last century with the terrorism of our own. Written with vigor and extraordinary access to primary sources in several languages, Icon of Evilis the definitive account of the man who, during World War II, was called "the fuhrer of the Arab world" and whose ugly legacy lives on today. With new and disturbing details, David G. Dalin and John F. Rothmann show how al -Husseini ingratiated himself with his hero, Adolf Hitler, becoming, with his blond hair and blue eyes, an "honorary Aryan" while dreaming of being installed as Nazi leader of the Middle East.

Al-Husseini would later recruit more than 100,000 Muslims in Europe to fight in divisions of the Waffen-SS, and obstruct negotiations with the Allies that might have allowed four thousand Jewish children to escape to Palestine.

Some believe that al-Husseini even inspired Hitler to implement the Final Solution. At wars end, al-Husseini escaped indictment at Nuremberg and was harbored in France.

Icon of Evil chronicles al-Husseinis postwar relationships with such influential Islamic figures as the radical theoretician Sayyid Qutb and Saddam Husseins powerful uncle General Khairallah Talfah and his crucial mentoring of the young Yasser Ararat.

Finally, it provides compelling evidence that al-Husseinis actions and writings serve as inspirations today to the leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations pledged to destroy Israel and the United States.

"Icon of Evil: Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam," David Dalin, John Rothmann, Alan Dershowitz, Transaction Publishers, 2009

Page 131

Fatwas and Holy War: Al-Husseini's Legacy as a Pioneer of Modern Jihad

During the 1920 and 1930s. Haj Amin al-Husseini was one of the first radical Islamic leaders to issue fatwas, or religious rulings, calling for jihad, or holy war, against Great Britain, the United States, the Jews, and the West. Since Workd War I, during which al-Husseini served as an officer in the Ottoman Turkish army, the fatwa was served as a major instrument by which Islamic religious leaders have impelled their followers to engage in acts of jihad, which invariably involved acts of violence and terrorism.

The Mufti of Jerusalem

Haj-Amin el-Husseini and National-Socialism, by Jennie Lebel, translated by Paul Münch from Serbian, Belgrade: Čigoja štampa, 2007, 374 pp.
Reviewed by Wolfgang G. Schwanitz

Amin al-Husaini mixed the old traditional and the new racial hatred of Jews into a new ideology which served the totalitarian cause quite willingly.

For his part, the mufti said in 1961 that the Nazis needed no persuasion in their racism against Jews. But Hitler and the mufti influenced each other for the worse.

"The Mufti of Jerusalem," Institute for Global Jewish Affairs – Global Antisemitism, Anti-Israelism, Jewish Studies

Jihad against Israel

Perhaps the longest-running jihad in today's world is the struggle to reclaim Israel for the Muslims. During World War II, the highest ranking Islamic cleric of Jerusalem, the Grand Mufti... Hajj Amin el-Husseini.. ...He also helped recruit Bosnian Muslims for the German SS and worked to prevent further immigration to Palestine thus ensuring that many Jews would end up in death camps instead. In 1948, a month before the Arab states declared ...

"Jihad and international security," p. 31,Jalīl Rawshandil, Sharon Chadha, 2006 - 235 pp.

This is the remarkable story of Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was in many ways as big a Nazi villain as Hitler himself, and to understand his influence on the Middle East is to understand the ongoing genocidal program against the Jews of Israel...

"The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj" ... Chuck Morse - 2003 - 186 pp.

Adolf Eichmann actually visited Palestine and met Husseini at that time and subsequently maintained regular ... Husseini recruited Bosnian Muslims in Nazi occupied Yugoslavia in his efforts to ethnically cleanse their country of Jews.

"The Gramsci Factor: 59 Socialists in Congress," p. 72, Chuck Morse , 2002, 172 pp.

Institute for Global Jewish Affairs – Global Antisemitism, Anti-Israelism, Jewish Studies
The Mufti of Jerusalem

Haj-Amin el-Husseini and National-Socialism, by Jennie Lebel, translated by Paul Münch from Serbian, Belgrade: Čigoja štampa, 2007, 374 pp.
Reviewed by Wolfgang G. Schwanitz
Amin al-Husaini mixed the old traditional and the new racial hatred of Jews into a new ideology which served the totalitarian cause quite willingly.

For his part, the mufti said in 1961 that the Nazis needed no persuasion in their racism against Jews. But Hitler and the mufti influenced each other for the worse.

"The Mufti himself," wrote Klaus Gensicke in his seminal study, "acknowledged that at that time it was only due to the German funds he received that it had been possible to carry through the uprising in Palestine..." In addition, German weapons were sent through secret channels... In 1920, soon after his return to the mandate territory, he incited anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem...
(p. 32) "The riots of 1929 marked a turning- point in Arab-Jewish relations in Palestine," concluded Walter Laqueur. In fact, nobody had a more decisive influence on the early history of the Middle Eastern conflict than the Mufti...

"Jihad and Jew-hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the roots of 9/11," Matthias Küntzel, Telos Press Publishing, 2007, pp. 31-32

Arab racism of targeting Jews for being Jews

Fear of calling a terrorist a terrorist

By Bradley Burston
Last update - 08:18 08/07/2008

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.

[...] 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.

... 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.

...Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews...

It's about the bigotry, May 23, 2009, Michael Evans, WND

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

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

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

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

This is anti- Semitism, pure and simple. And despite efforts by supporters of Palestinian terrorism to justify the murder of innocent civilians as national liberation or by any other euphemism, these selective apologies prove that Islamic terrorists' targeting of Jews is little different in intent from other forms of extermnatory anti-Jewish murders.
And... UN... and many within the European Union have condemned Israel for its reasonable military actions to prevent these racist...

"The Case Against Israel's Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace," pp. 157-8, Alan M. Dershowitz, (John Wiley and Sons) 2009, 304 pp

Palestinian racism exposed

By Alan Dershowitz, professor of law at Harvard. His latest book is The Case for Israel.
The Jerusalem Post, April 12, 2004.

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

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

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

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

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

The Web sites of various Palestinian terrorist groups proclaim - usually only in English and almost never in Arabic - that they have no quarrel with the Jews, only with the Zionists. Yet they target every Jew, regardless of his or her individual political views, and they apologize when they accidentally kill a non-Jew, regardless of his political views. The racist acts of these terrorist groups speak louder than their sanitized English-only anti-Zionist Web sites.
Yet the international community - including the UN, the Vatican, and the European Union - claims to see no difference between Palestinian terrorists who target random Jewish civilians and the Israel Defense Forces that target specific mass murderers, such as Ahmed Yassin. It's all part of a "cycle of violence" in which both sides are morally equivalent, according to the double standard consistently applied against Israel by people who should know better.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Palestinians' genocide campaign The civilian targets are selected on a racist basis - all Jews are fair game, and if a non-Jew (Arab) is killed, that is an unfortunate accident.

Recent years

Europe must take seriously the ideology of anti-Semitism coming out of the Arab and Islamic world. It must denounce the deliberate targeting of Jews by terrorist groups, whether it be al Qaeda or Hamas. 

Congressional Record - Page 16159 - June 25, 2003

The New York Times Israel Correspondent Shows His Hostility
Barry Rubin
June 27, 2006
Why, then, is Erlanger obsessed with this distinction? I suggest that what Erlanger is actually saying is that what is really bad about Hamas is not that it is a racist, terrorist group with genocidal intentions against Israelis but that it is an Islamist organization. If, after all, Hamas is exercising a just right of resistance motivated by Israeli misdeeds, how can it be condemned on those grounds? The trouble with Hamas is that it is a 'right wing' religious group rather than a 'left wing' nationalist one.

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

Congressional Record, May 22, 2006, Page 904

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

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

Official PA Newspaper Prints Racist, Anti-Semitic Cartoons - A7 ...
May 25, 2005 ... The most recent anti-Semitic cartoon was published in the PA daily Al ...

[PDF] Anatomy of Anti-Israel Incitement: Jenin, World Opinion and the
opportunities to surrender but refused, preferring to give up their lives ..... On one occasion Israeli offers to provide units of blood were rejected by Palestinian authorities who claimed they “did not want Jewish blood.”

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

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

Status: True.

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]

A Question of Blood

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

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

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

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

The Palestinians refused because it was Jewish blood!!

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

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

Dan Gordon concludes thus:

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

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

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

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