The United Nations Should Not Recognize an Apartheid, Judenrein, Islamic Palestine
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.
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 ...
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?"
Labels: arab apartheid, Ethnic cleansing, Islamic apartheid, Israel palestine 101, Judenrein
Some milestones in dateline of 'Arab-Israeli conflict' [updated 2011]
Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine dateline
1660 - 1830's - 1844 - 1867 - 1886 - 1914 - 1917 - 1918 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1930 - 1936-9 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948
1950s-1960s - 1956 - 1961 - 1964 - 1967 - 1968 - 1970 - 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1979 - 1981 - 1982
1987 - 1991 - 1993 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 - 2011
The Mufti: Hebron massacre - leading riots 1 2 - with Hitler - leading an SS
Tactics: Incitement In genreral; textbooks. Human shields: 1 - 2 - 3
Factors: Arab immigration - Arafat - PLO - Hamas - Iran - Hezbollah
Ultimate Goal: Caliphate
Genocidal aims revealed: 1929 - 1948 - 1967 - Iran - in sermons - Hamas - Hezbollah
Propaganda: civilian casualties - Apartheid slur VS Apartheid in Arab-Palestine - Pallywood - "humanitarians"
Only one Jew survived the 1660 massacre in Safed by Arabs, Jews had to buy off the attackers via borrowing money from rich Muslims at high interest which were extorted with threats of further attacks.
* First recorded attack --in modern era-- on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (a provocateur, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, 'prophesied' the attack for which he agitated).
It was repeated in 1838.
* Egyptian soldiers massacred Jews in Hebron on the way of putting down a Muslim rebellion.
About the same time, Jewish houses and shops in Jerusalem were broken into and looted by local Muslim insurgents.
Throughout the 1830's, the Jews found themselves caught between the ravages of the Egyptian soldiers and the multi-ethnic Muslim rebels who fought them.
* [Beginning, major wave of] Egyptian Arab immigration to Palestine.
First census in Jerusalem shows 7120 Jews, 5760 Muslims, 3390 Christians.
A pause in population growth. Desolation, majority of Palestine is vacant. [Arab migration would resume later on, as Zionists begin cultivating the deserted land].
Travelers, writers, including C. F. Volney in the 1700s, Alexander Keith in the 1800s, described Palestine as desolate, empty, waste land. Mark Twain, in "The Innocents Abroad," 1867, wrote: "Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes ...desolate and unlovely..." (though Jews always had some continuous presence for thousands of years.)
First attack of Arabs on a Jewish settlement was in Petach Tikva (which was the first settlement in modern day Israel-Palestine), in March of 1886.
Incitement. the periodical Falastin - with its extremist Arab nationalist slant - was abolished by the Ottoman authorities because of its racist hate propaganda.
On Nov 2, 1917, The British issued the Balfour Declaration, promising a "National Home" for the Jews in Palestine.
The Mufti, makes his first most important [known] statement of hate and violence: "Nothing but the sword will decide the future of this country." He told a Jewish native of Palestine.
Seeds of conflict:
Arabs attack Jews in Jerusalem & in Safed 1920-1921. Better known as "riots."
During the year, 142 pogroms and 36 lesser riots occur against the Jews. It was carried out due to incitement by [later known as the Mufti] Haj Muhammad Amin al-Husseini who began accumulating wealth and power.
He was the de-facto "founder" of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
* All out Arab immigration (from Syria, Egypt, etc.) into the historic homeland of the Jews started mainly in the 1800's, however, a significant upsurge occurred since 1922 as Zionists changed the face of the deserted land.
President Roosevelt [in criticizing British White Papers restricting Jewish immigration] concluded in 1939 that "Arab immigration into Palestine since 1921 has vastly exceeded the total Jewish immigration during the whole period."
From a speech by John W. McCormack of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1939: "as 150,000 Jews and an equal number of Arabs have entered the country since that time, and there are still large stretches of vacant land in the country capable of development and settlement by large population."
* In July 1922, Churchill White Paper separates Transjordan from area designated for creation of Jewish homeland and links Jewish immigration to "economic capacity of the country."
As a continuing policy of appeasing the Arabs, 75% of the area of Palestine was taken away from the Jews and the Emirate of Transjordan was created, later to become Jordan. First the British, then the Arabs banned the entry of Jews from the area. This put those communities of Arabs in Transjordan and even the Judean desert who were of Jewish ancestry in an awkward position.
* The British mandatory authorities disregarded al-Husseini’s record of instigation to violence against Jews and against Arabs [he was convicted by the British for his role in 1920’s rampage] who didn't follow his dictating hateful line, and appointed him grand mufti in 1922.
* First Anti-Jewish boycott by Arabs.
First 'Arab on Jews' massacre in a clear attempt of annihilation, was the Hebron massacre in 1929, incited by the Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini who called to "Kill the Jews everywhere. This pleases Allah." That was the foundation of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The 1929 riots were accompanied by militant Arab slogans such as: 'Palestine is our land and the Jews our dogs...' among the details of the brutality, small children were tortured by their murderers before being murdered. Women raped. Old Rabbis were castrated with their students before being slain.
Arabs attacked Jews in Safed as well.
[The mufti ferociously opposed to any form of cooperation between Jews and Arabs, which the fledging Zionist movement was trying actively to promote.]
Ever since the 1920's, bigotry has been fomented.
[From a PEW poll as recent as 2009: 90% of Middle East views Jews unfavorably.]
In Oct. 1930, Passfield White Paper limits Jewish immigration to Palestine and forbids Jewish land purchases.
Arab immigration, on the other hand, flows into Jews' historic land without interruption.
* For almost three years (1936-39) there was a general Arab uprising & "riots" led by al-Husseini, thousands of Arabs were killed by the British, Arabs murdered & beaten Jews.
Among the highlights are: On April 19, 1936, Arab rioters carried out the 'Jaffa Massacre.'
In 1938, Arabs massacre Jews in Tiberias.
The Tiberias (today part of the State of Israel) massacre took place on October 2, 1938 during the 1936–1939 Arab "revolt" in 'Palestine,' as they went from village to village, while shouting 'Death to the English.'
Arabs murdered twenty Jews --among them 11 children-- in Tiberias after infiltrating the Kiryat Shmuel settlement.
* In May 1939, MacDonald White Paper strictly limits Jewish immigration and prohibits Jews from purchasing Arab land.
* Al-Husseini (Mufti) flees to Iraq and then to Nazi Germany.
The [non-Aryan, Arab] Mufti meets with Adolph Hitler (who --although-- considered the Arabs, an inferior monkey-type "race," yet managed to use him against the Jews) in 1941 [at times he's called the 'Fuhrer of the Arab world'], his parties & youth groups in Palestine are fascists, [since 1936, existed Nazi type "storm troopers" with the youth's oath of: "Life -- my right; independence -- my aspiration; Arabism -- my country, and there is no room in it for any but Arabs. In this I believe and Allah is my witness." The Palestine two Arab para-military groups: "Futuwwa" & "Najjadah" were active under the mufti at least up to 1947 -- cited in a 1947 CIA report document] he plots in his pact with the nazi leader, to massacre Jews on a big scale.
In his post-World War II memoir the Mufti wrote: "Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine and the Arab world. I asked Hitler for an explicit undertaking to allow us to solve the Jewish problem in a manner befitting our national and racial aspirations and according to the scientific methods innovated by Germany in the handling of its Jews. The answer I got was: The Jews are yours."
He agitates --in that year-- the Arabs, in Nazi oriented Iraq, to attack the Jews, many innocent Jews fall victims in the Farhud (pogrom in Baghdad), by the Arab-Islamic [Hitler-Youth group type] "futuwwa," led attack.
Later on, in 1943, he will lead a Nazi SS [Bosnian] Muslim army [to commit crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing] against the Christian Serbs.
June 1947, Blutan (Bludan) Syria. Arab League formation. A collective Arab "Jihad" (holy war) invasion by Arab nations is being plotted, to wipe off the Jewish-Palestine, soon to be called (again) Israel.
* Arabs reject U.N. partition for a "two state solution" [even Haim Weizmann's declaration of accepting a Jewish state even with the size of a tablecloth], the Zionists, however, agree, for the first time in (around) 2,000 Years, a Jewish (albeit non-religious, nor is its legal system Jewish) leadership is in its historic place back again.
* First attempt by the Arabs to 'eradicate' Israel, was right after its re-establishment (through the U.N.). The Mufti in 1947, when Israel was declared a state: "I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all." In 1948. Five Arab armies attacked, with Azzam Pasha, the General Secretary of the Arab League announcing ahead, "This will be a war of extermination, a momentous massacre, which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades."
* Arab leaders 'create' the Palestinian-refugee problem, by urging them to leave, as they are (bragging) about to ethnic cleanse the land out of the Jews.
Ever since, these persecuted victims of Arabs ("brothers"), have been used as nothing but a toy, in Arabs' war against Israel.
[Arab-Palestinians willingness to play along, is one of their first self-inflicted wounds].
* Close to 1,000,000 Jews, indigenous to the Middle East (after Jews dwelling there for generations) are being expelled, as Arab racism grows. (The Jewish Nakba).
* Jordan occupies Jerusalem [May 28], divides the Holy city, expels ethnic-cleanses Jews, applies an 'apartheid' rule. It lasted till Israel's victory which liberated and unified the city.
1952 saw the first phenomenon in what now would be called terrorism, the 1950's 1960's Arab fidayeen raids against Israeli citizens & property.
[Worth mentioning, that when encountered by Bedouin --instead of Zionist-- guards, the infiltrators have not seen mercy, to say the least, 'Arab brotherhood.']
In October 1959, Arafat co-founds Fatah terror group, the "Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine."
Amids backing and encouraging the Arab Fedayeen attacks, pan-Arab "leader," Nasser of Egypt, surprises the world as he nationalizes the Suez canal, which was owned by British and French stockholders. While France and Britain had economic interest, Israel feared [again] to be overrun by Arab nations.
Ahmad Shukairy (the Mufti's aide during WW2 when they collaborated with the Nazis) begins the vilification of Israel at the United Nations, including (already then, yes that's right, who said, anti-Israel slandering has anything to do with what Israel does or does not?) with an "apartheid" slur.
He was also [the only known personality on the world, at that time who] "protested" the A. Eichmann trial in that speech.
In 1962, he identifies himself with Nazi groups in Argentina.
He had a long history of propagandists tirade, and was already arrested in Lebanon for anti-Western incitement in the 1930s.
The beginning of the era of the Arab immigrants (or their children) adopting the title "Palestinians" as an exclusive name (instead of plain Arabs or S. Syrians) as a political "defintion," with the creation of the PLO.
For example, Ahmad Shukairy (the first PLO chairman) in 1956 clarified to the U.N. that they are Arabs, not Palestinians, but by 1964 he & other leaders have changed and began claiming they are the real "Palestinians"...
January 1964: Creation of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), with Fatah as its main faction.
Fatah terror attacks started in January 1965, between 1965-1967: Numerous Fatah bomb attacks target Israeli villages, water pipes, railroads. Homes are destroyed and Israelis are killed. In July 1968: Fatah joins and becomes the dominant member of the PLO, an umbrella organization of Palestinian terrorist groups. On Feb. 4, 1969: Arafat is appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO.
On Oct. 21, 1996, Arafat said "We know only one word - jihad. jihad, jihad, jihad..."
In July 2000, Arafat rejected a peace settlement [leading to a "Palestinian" state] offered by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
In 1967, Egypt's pan-Arab leader Nasser declared, a few days before the six-day war, "Our main task is to destroy Israel." Syria's Assad: "It is time to embark on a war of annihilation." Cairo Radio announced: "All Egypt is now prepared to plunge into total war which will put an end to Israel." Radio Damascus exhorted: "Throw them into the sea." Jordan's king Hussein broadcast this to his army: "Kill the Jews wherever you find them. Kill them with your arms, with your hands, with your nails and teeth." Throughout the streets of Damascus, Cairo and Amman the frenzied mob marched chanting: "idhbah, idhbah, idhbah, idhbah al-yahud" - (slaughter, slaughter, slaughter the Jews!) A. Shukairy "predicted" that no Jews in Palestine will survive...
The world is stunned at the miracle of tiny Israel pushing off Goliath Arab attack.
It also resulted in a knee-jerk resentment in the Arab world.
July 1968: First act of air piracy against Israel; El Al airliner hijacked en route from Rome to Tel Aviv by PLO terrorists.
Terrorism organized, among the highlighted first attacks: The Avivim school bus massacre in 1970, which resulted in killing 12 (9 of whom were children), and wounding 24.
The chain of Arab-Islamic terror picks-up, with targeting Jews in the area or in the world.
* On September 7, 1970, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked three planes "to call special attention to the Palestinian problem." - Dawning an era of international hijacking as a 'Palestinian struggle.'
The PLO, from Jordan to Lebanon.
* The PLO is chased out of Jordan.
It will start stirring trouble in Lebanon, instead.
To avenge the expulsion from Jordan, the PLO founded a secretive front group, Black September. Black September's first victim was Jordanian Prime Minister.
Jordan massacres thousands of Arab Palestinians (Y. Arafat claimed that Jordan killed between 10,000 to 25,000 in September 1970), for creating turmoil, attacking the government, hijacking airlines, etc.
The Olympics cold blooded massacre of Israel's sports team in Munich 1972 by Arab Palestinian terrorists, marked a turning point in getting the world's attention to Arab terrorism.
All in all, the Arab-Palestinian actions, since the late 1960's-early 1970's, already defined its path by anti-civilian warfare.
The same sentiments of 'total annihilation of 1967' echoes in 1973, (like: "Throw the Jews into the sea.") the Yom Kippur war takes Israelis off guard, Israel suffers initially great losses but manages to regain it's control/win over the Arabs, again, within the course of a few days.
Syrian Minister of Defense Mustafa Tlas told the Syrian National Assembly in December 1973 of the following example of "supreme valor" by Syrian troops:
"There is the outstanding case of a recruit from Aleppo who murdered 28 Jewish soldiers all by himself, slaughtering them like sheep. All of his comrades in arms witnessed this. He butchered three of them with an ax and decapitated them....He struggled face to face with one of them and throwing down his ax managed to break his neck and devour his flesh in front of his comrades. This is a special case. Need I single it out to award him the Medal of the Republic. I will grant this medal to any soldier who succeeds in killing 28 Jews, and I will cover him with appreciation and honor his bravery."
October 16, 1973, OPEC Led by Saudi Arabia, announced the Arab oil embargo on western countries as a strategic part of the 'Yom Kippur War,' to use oil as a weapon.
As Arab nations boycotted Israel, corporations and nations had to agree to Arab demands and not do business with Israel, Arab dictators, terrorist nations/groups, extorted financial benefits or/and political concessions.
The collapse in the oil cartel in the 1980's; the disunity in the Arab world; Israel's well advanced high tech market & Israeli consumer market has, weakened somewhat the 'Arab oil weapon.'
Racist Arabs' first campaign, of instilling in world's mind the idea that Zionism [which is about Jews' return to their homeland] should be regarded as "racism," in 1975, at the UN through the Arab nations' lobby, and forcing African nations (who many are still 'slaves' to their market and power) to go along.
Ever since, the dreadful idea of shouting "racism" grew as a pattern at any defensive action Israel ever takes against Arab racist attacks.
It relies heavily on an assuming image of a poor disadvantaged Arab-Palestinian being persecuted by a paler skinned Israeli.
Though, in reality, most Israelis are "brown," children of those that have been chased out by bigoted Arabs, in middle-east countries since 1948.
Note: Today, in pluralistic multi-racial democratic Israel there are also a great number of black Ethiopian Jews, very visible in security employment. There are no Jews at all, inside 'purely-Arab' Palestinian zones, if there's true ethnic cleansing in the area, it can be found on the Arab side, including in Arab-Palestine.
Palestinian Muslims (Arafat's PLO, Syrians and other Muslims), massacre 582 Christians in Damour Lebanon, in a very Islamic spirit of "Allah u Akbar!" and offering a "Holocaust to Muhammad." It draws a payback by the Christian Phalanges in 1982 in Sabra Shatila (headed by Elie Hobeika, whose fiancee got murdered in Damour), that latter incident has been used in Arab anti-Israel propaganda to blame the Jews for Arab on Arab killings.
150,000 Christians were killed during the war with Muslims since 1975, the Arab Palestinians' fault in it is major [backing Muslims against Christians].
* The Islamic revolution of January 1979 in Iran impacted the entire region, the oppressive Mullahcracy dictatorship set out to a Shiite expansionism with a vocal anti-western-ism spearheaded by proclaiming the U.S. as the "great Satan" and Israel as the "little one" [its off shoot] (more).
* In March 1979, after a great sacrifice by Israel's Menachem Begin in giving 'Yamit' to Egypt, uprooting its residents, almost two years after Egypt's Sadat came over (November 1977) for a visit in Jerusalem, a peace deal was signed between the two countries.
However, the ugly extreme anti-Jewish pro-violence incitement in Egypt never stopped.
Like every government in Israel's history, he declared the desire to live in peace with all Arab states. Begin agreed to return to Egypt the strategically critical Sinai — 91 percent of the territory won by Israel during the Six-Day War — in exchange for Sadat's promise to make peace.
By a strategic give away, giving over the land to Egypt, Israel's risks included returning to vulnerable areas used by enemies as launching pads for attacks, in addition, it also relinquished direct control of its shipping lanes to and from Eilat, 1,000 miles of roadways, homes, factories, hotels, health facilities and agricultural villages.
On June 7, 1981 Israel carried out the daring air strike destroying Iraq's nuclear reactor 'Osirak' in an impressive operation, coded "Opera."
This changed dramatically Saddam's Iraqi status as a menace. The enormous impact on overall regional stability. As well as on coalition forces' invasion of 2003.
After a long history of bloody attacks by Arab Palestinians based in Lebanon, Israel is forced to enter Lebanon ['Peace for the Galilee'] with an aim to destroy PLO's military capability.
In August 21, 1982 PLO evacuated Lebanon.
Israel is [initially] welcomed by many in Lebanon as 'liberators,' as the Arab-Palestinians have been prompting more violence between Muslims and Christians.
Sadly enough, the Islamic Republic of Iran founds a militia "Party of Allah" Hezbollah, its goal, establishing a clearly Islamic (totalitarian, oppressive) Shia state in the entire area, with the eradication of Israel.
Hezbollah will use terrorism against Israel, and adopt a tactic of using human shields in order to cause civilian casualties, 18 Years later, a group of '4 Mothers' peace activists in Israel will force its government to withdraw from Lebanon.
Background: Hezbollah --asides from being an extended arm of Iran-- is backed by Syria, it is largely funded through blood diamonds (in Africa), drug trafficking & other illegal activities (among Arabs) in Latin America, its bloody record in violence include: Bombing American & French peacekeepers in Lebanon & the US embassy in that country (1983), kidnapping & torture, bombing shopping centers in Paris (1985/1986), hijacking airlines, targeting Israeli civilians, stirring violence in Iraq, Afghanistan & Somalia. Its leader H. Nassrallah had an 'honesty outburst' in Oct. (published in Oct/23) 2002, when he said: "If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide." (More).
First Arab-Palestinian "intifada," attacking Israeli civilians in all methods possible, sending its youth throwing rocks [that kill] while, often armed adults hide behind these kids. Arab-Muslim Palestinian children are being indoctrinated into a death cult of Jihadism and Shahidism.
The use of children in the war --human bombs and human shields-- becomes a routine. ['Arafat's children']
Palestinian propaganda becomes powerful, as adults shoot live ammunition behind little children's shoulders, the TV picks up only the images of children throwing rocks VS Israeli soldiers firing back... a twisted around "David VS Goliath." [When a picture is not worth a thousand words].
Official Arab-Palestinian TV & religious figures incite to violence, it demonizes Jews as "animals." ("Supported" by radical Islamic theory of seeing Christians as pigs and Jews as apes).
[Examples of incitement: July 2000: “The Hour [of Resurrection] will not take place until you will fight the Jews and kill them” (Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Abu Halabiyah, member of the Palestinian Sharia [Islamic religious law] Rulings Council, and Director of Advanced Studies, the Islamic University, PA TV, July 28, 2000), October 2000: “Kill them all... we won’t leave a single Jew here.” (Young Girl, PA TV, Oct. 22, 2000), September 2004: “The Hour [of Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them. The Muslims will kill the Jews, rejoice!” (Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris, Head of Association for Memorizing the Quran, PA Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs, PA TV, September 10, 2004), January 2005: “…and the rock and the tree will say: Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!” (Dr. Hassan Khater, founder of Al Quds Encyclopedia PA TV, January 10, 2005).
Palestinian TV - Suliman Sutari, before thousands of chanting fanatics. (July 8, 2005): "Annihilate the infidels and the polytheists. They’re [Allah's] enemies and the enemies of the religion. Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don't even leave one." Little Girl on Palestinian T V: "But I march quickly toward my death." Little boy on Palestinian T V: "... And we swear to take vengeful blood from our enemies for our killed and wounded." Muslim cleric Muhsen Abu 'Ita told Al-Aqsa TV: "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." Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris: "Kill A Jew –Go To Heaven" The Muslims will kill the Jews, rejoice!" From a Fatah/PA TV Nazi-Like Sermon in 2010: "Fight The Jews & Kill Them -- They Are Enemies Of Humanity & Allah"].
Palestinians (like Hezbollah) "document" every defensive action by Israel, where the Arabs manage to cause civilian deaths, as "Israeli massacres."
* Saddam Hussein, the 'Butcher of Baghdad' (nicknamed as such for his extraordinary record [in recent history] of mass-murder, mass-torture) invades Kuwait, the U.S. attacks Iraq, Saddam, in return, takes on Israel --for being U.S. ally-- with a rain of scuds missiles, fear in Israel and abroad (as it's still "fresh" - a merely 3 Years after the racist cruel pan-Arab leader gassed his Kurdish population). Miraculously there are no casualties.
* The Oslo agreement between Israel & the Arab-Palestinians proved to be typical of such negotiations where the demands & pressure is put solely on Israel - the one struggling against Arab initiated violence.
The result, not only did it slow down but it rather increased, Arab-Palestinian campaign of violence against Israeli civilians only stepped up mobilization, motivation rose, attacks intensified. Causing frustration among Israelis, Rabin is seen as endangering lives, which led a lone gunman to assassinate him later on.
* When the Oslo Agreements allowed the Palestinian Authority (PA) to print their own resources, it opted to use the Jordanian texts in their original forms. This was the start of the process of incitement. The starting mottos was rewriting history, de-legitimizing Israel's right to exist, "Palestine" is part of pan-Islamic nation.
The hate industry, instilling flaming-hatred in the young, has become one of the foundations in their overall child-abuse crimes, in a culture of using its children as weapons, child soldiers.
[Textbooks of hate:
Some excerpts from the Arab racism & Islamic bigotry teaching: "The return of the Jews to Palestine and permitting them to establish a Jewish State contradicts history." (Our Country Palestine from the introduction, pg. ix) - The book is dedicated to: "those who are battling for the expulsion of the enemy from our land!" (Our Country Palestine) - "There will be a Jihad and our country shall be freed. This is our story with the thieving conquerors. You must know, my boy, that Palestine is your grave responsibility." (Our Arabic Language) - "Remember: The final and inevitable result will be the victory of the Muslims over the Jews." (Our Arabic Language) - "The honorable soul has two objectives: Achieving death and honor." (Abd al-Rahim Mahmud's Song of the Martyr, Sixth Grade) - "The Martyr rejoices in the paradise that Allah has prepared for him." (Islamic Education for Seventh Grade) - "The Jews claim that this is one of the places belonging to them and call it "The Western Wall", but this is not so." (Reader and Literary Texts for Eighth Grade) - "Racism: Mankind has suffered from this evil both in ancient as well as in modern times, for, indeed, Satan has, in the eyes of many people, made their evil actions appear beautiful.Such a people are the J--s." (Islamic Education for Eighth Grade) - "Lessons to be learned. One must beware of the J--s, for they are treacherous and disloyal." (Islamic Education for Ninth Grade) - "Subject for Composition: How are we going to liberate our stolen land? Make use of the following ideas: Arab unity, genuine faith in Allah, most modern weapons and ammunition, using oil and other precious natural resources as weapons in the battle for liberation." (Our Arabic Language for Seventh Grade) - "Martyred Jihad fighters are the most honored people, after the Prophets." (Reading And Literary Texts for Tenth Grade) - "The clearest examples of racist belief and racial discrimination in the world are Nazism and Zionism." (The Contemporary History of the Arabs and the World).]
* July, 1994, The Iranian arm 'Hezbollah' bombs the civilian Jewish center in Argentina [AMIA, the terror group also attacked the embassy in that country 2 years prior], massacring 85 and wounding 300.
The Iranian Imam Mohsen Rabbani responsible for the massacre, said 3 years earlier (in Argentina, 1991): "Israel must disappear from the face of the Earth."
The terror attack by Arab-Muslims on Jews in the diaspora, heightened the alert, internationally.
* Oct. 1994, Israel's Y. Rabin signs a peace treaty with Jordan, the Palestinian-Arab masses inside Jordan (who make up 60% of Jordanians) and in Israel/Palestine area are angered, Hamas vows to continue its campaign of violence "anywhere in the world."
[As with the "peace-treaty" with Egypt, anti-Jewish campaign, is relentless (more).]
A planned renewal of another wave of bloody violent Intifada was in place, an opportunity to "let it out" came about when Sharon visited the Jewish temple mount, Muslims seized the opportunity to "protest" Sharon's visit in "their holy place."
All is fair play to be exploited for terrorism against Israelis. It's own population: women, children. Even ambulances.
Arafat now had a "perfect" title, in order to galvanize global Islamic support, his people named it the "Al Aqsa Intifada." The Al-Aqsa is of course the mosque, which Muslims build on top of the historic Jewish temple.
It was boosted up by a staged video, therein an Arab boy Muhammad al-Dura --who as exposed later on as being-- shot by Arabs, was mistakenly pinned on Israel. Al-Dura becomes a symbol and an icon and motivates to more violence.
* The Ramallah brutal lynch of 2 Israelis --who lost their way-- by Arab Palestinian masses and its police in public square, the sheer animalism of mutilating and "playing" with their body parts while screaming in inhuman ways, revealed the real face of mainstream Arab-Muslim Palestine.
They were describe by a British journalist eyewitness: "they were like animals." The Italian crew who filmed the crime was threatened by Arafat's people.
(Suicide) Genocide bombings rise, targeting 'where civilians gather the most,' to kill as many unarmed Jews as possible.
Among the perpetrators of terror attacks: Hamas, (Iran's) Islamic Jihad, Tanzim, Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade [still (2010) exist under Abu Mazen].
A rise of the use of children, use-of-civilians tactics "succeeds" in making Israel look bad.
* Demonization of Israel takes an open anti-Semitic tone at that infamous racist Arab control gathering in Durban in denouncing Zionism (an Arab writer described the Arabs as "racists cry racism"), the Arabs passed along anti Jewish hateful pamphlets at the United Nations.
First vicious successful propaganda of adopting the slur "apartheid" to Israel's equal democratic state, it followed the above "racism" slur on Zionism.
Arab Palestinian Marwan Bishara published a book (in 2002) "Israel, peace or apartheid."
The idea behind it was/is to equate any understandable action by Israeli security as "racist" and de-legitimizing its existence just as S. Africa was at the apartheid (segregation between blacks & whites) era, while in fact, there's no separation between Jews and Arabs (who make up 25% of equal citizens) in Israel, and Jews are required to get through check points just as Arabs do, security tactics are regional, where terrorism is more frequent, nothing "racial."
Not only are Arabs equal citizens in voting, being elected in government, but have often more rights than Israeli Jews, as they're exempt from military services without having an effect on their equal benefits as Israeli Jews have, there's also a policy of affirmative action to empower Arabs.
In 100% apartheid Arab-Palestine, no Jews are allowed to live in.
Not to mention the Arab, Islamic worlds, where real apartheid is rampant against minorities.
Worth reminding that it was A. Shukairy in 1961 at the UN who already came up with the "apartheid" false thesis.
A major boost got the "apartheid" slur, through a (2006) book by Jimmy Carter with a title almost identical to M. Bishara's, Carter who was always pro Arabism and pro Islamism on the expense of the west, including in Iran, and has been blamed for the change in that country towards the current oppressive Islamic Republic regime resulting in so many crimes on the millions of its citizens since 1979.
Even though, Jimmy Carter himself admitted on CNN (Dec, 12, 2006): "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." Yet he accepted Arab lobby's money to write that hate book.
* Ordinary Arab Palestinians show their true face of "humanity" by celebrating --dancing, singing, giving out candies to children-- the 9/11 Islamic massacre upon 3,000 innocent people in the U.S.
* Iranian president Rafsanjani calls (in December) on Muslims to use nuclear weapons against Israel, and clarifies that one bomb is enough to destroy everything in Israel
* The height of homicide bombers' frequency - between 2002-2005, striking from Tel Aviv to Naharia, from Jerusalem to Be'er Sheva, targeting mostly the innocent unarmed civilians, aboard crowded buses, at bus stops, markets, restaurants, cafeterias, family gatherings, crowds of children, etc. Leaving a long trail of blood of the innocent.
"Joy" on Arab-Palestine streets, dance & jubilation at every major bloody massacre the Arab-Muslims carry out.
* Pallywood --the term coined due to Palestinian-Arabs' fake images, fake "reports" industry-- steps up with "advanced" lies.
As the Israeli army conducts its anti-terror action in Jenin, where bombers, attackers operate from, the humane IDF is risking its lives, the careful soldiers go from door to door in search of weapons and wanted individuals, all that doesn't prevent the Palestine authority to stream false reports, of "hundreds" dead in a "massacre" that never was... some were caught faking a "funeral," they've even added dead bodies from a cemetery to the Jenin site to inflate the numbers at the "massacre."
After the facts [real casualties numbering 50 plus, mostly terrorists, not "civilians"] were finally revealed, no Arab-Palestinian representative bothered to apologize, PA's Saeb Erekat simply avoided the question by a [TV, ABC] reporter as to their claims of "500" dead...
On the contrary, the Arab-Palestine leadership have learned that it works pretty well: to lie, smear, before the facts come out, never ever paying for their anti-Israel falsification.
Thus, it will be repeated, again and again, by every Israeli action, to their advantage, still.
* Israel gives away Gaza to the Arab Palestinians, as it roots out Jews from their homes in a most dramatic (non violent) way, this causes not a moderation on the Arab side, on the contrary, Islamic Jihadi Hamas rises as "victorious," again [like all Israel's concessions], the Arab side's taking Israel's sacrifice for peace as "weakness."
* The patron of Hamas, Islamic Jihad & Hezbollah, the Islamic Republic of Iran's president M. Ahmadinejad (1) calls for Israel to be wiped off map, (2) he also claims that he "denies" the holocaust and (3) pursues nuclear weapons.
In 2007, he said: 'Israel, US will soon die.'
Note: Regarding Ahmadinejad's use of Arab-Palestinians. Iran's Islamic Republic is not very fond of the Arabs, in fact it has frictions with S. Arabia & it persecutes its Arab minority (true, the fascist regime oppresses all, but minorities are subject to extra "special treatment").
* To get a sense of Arab racism in most "moderate" countries, a PEW poll found in 2005 that most Jordanians viewed Jews unfavorably, none has viewed Jews favorably.
Hezbollah attacks Israel [its missiles reach deep inside Israel], it "improves" Palestinian tactics of using civilians, by firing rockets upon Israeli civilians (in major Israeli cities/towns) from among populated density locations, then, cowardly escaping the area, causing Israelis to fire back. The intended Lebanese casualties cause an uproar in the Arab world, Hezbollah comes out as "heroes."
Mainstream Arabs in Gaza go radical, vote for totalitarian Islamic party Hamas to become their "democratically elected government."
A major gathering follows, where thousands of Arab-Palestinians (with a Hamas spokesman) declare they want an Islamic Caliphate.
[About 'Caliphate' (Khilafah):
The intention, endlessly repeated, is the establishment of a primitive, messianic caliphate -- redeeming Islam and dominating the world.
For radical Islam’s goal is global conquest. The Caliphate: One nation, under Allah, with 1.5 billion Muslims ...It would do away with national boundaries and stretch from Indonesia to Morocco.
The 'Muslim brotherhood' aims for it and its Islamists who assassinated Anwar el-Sadat in 1981 decorated their holding cages with banners proclaiming the "caliphate or death."
It's Al-Qaeda's grand plan, as its chiefs revealed 'world domination design' to take over the world and turn it into an Islamic state the establishment of the "caliphate," an Islamic super-state that would be ruled according to a Taliban-like version of Islamic totalitarian with strict 'implementation of pure Islamic doctrine.' Barak Obama (August, 2007): "They [Muslim extremists] kill man, woman and child; Christian and Hindu, Jew and Muslim. They seek to create a repressive caliphate. To defeat this enemy, we must understand who we are fighting against, and what we are fighting for."]
Christians, the tiny minority among the Arabs, who have been subject to persecution by the Islamic majority (Islamic apartheid?), especially since the reign of Y. Arafat, saw a major rise in oppression with the ascend of Hamas, a number of Christian institutions and members have been attacked or/and threatened.
The Jihadi party, has been involved in major anti Israel attacks, its charter calls for the destruction of Israel, its leaders often declare (including on "moderate" Fatah TV) their desire to annihilate Jews, a sample video showed a Hamas-nick vowing to "drink the blood of the Jews." In 2007 Hamas' Mickey Mouse' ("martyr") character is teaching Kids to hate and kill, in 2008 On Hamas TV, a toy rabbit who vows to 'eat Jews' has being used by Hamas to encourage Palestinian children for violence. Acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Sheik Ahmad Bahr from Hamas, declared during a Friday Sermon at a Sudan Mosque that America and Israel Will Be Annihilated and Called upon Allah to Kill the Jews and the Americans 'to the Very Last One.' (More.)
A 2007 Poll: 75% of (all) Palestinians do not think that Israel has the right to exist.
* Israel's first Arab president. M. Whbee is briefly serving Israel's acting president. Israel is indeed a multi-racial, multi-religious democracy.
Vs. Arab-Islamic apartheid systems, where all minorities are oppressed..
After 8 years of firing missiles into Israel by Arab-Palestinian leadership - Hamas, especially targeting children (programmed at certain hours when they go to/leave school) in Sderot, Israel decided it had enough, it kicks off 'Cast lead.' Risking the lives of its soldiers in conducting operations against terrorists and weapons stock-piling inside Gaza, and warning the residents to evacuate (clear the way, and move to other areas) before hand. Yet, it was still condemned.
By now, Hamas is not shy in bragging of using children as human shields.
Arab Muslim anti-Israel propaganda picks up steam, as the current motto is to "make Jews look bad" so they can justify their hatred and create the foundation for their intended ultimate goal of genocide.
A supposed "peace activism" designed to help the Hamas in Gaza who have been blockaded (after their continuous attacks on Israel's civilians, in order to stop their weapon smuggling), has been organizing "aid ships" heading to Gaza and confront Israeli security, [incidentally, there are no "aid ships" heading towards the Egyptian border, though that country has the same blockade on the violent Gaza regime, for no one in the Arab-Islamic world cares about Arab-Palestinians, unless it can hurt Israel, a "sacred" goal by leaders, religious clerics, etc.], one such ship, the Flotilla had a major success in damning Israel's image, after violently attacking the Israelis (who came aboard to check for weapons), 9 Muslims died, an uproar against Israel came about.
Later on, the true intentions of the Islamists on board were revealed, as they were filmed shouting: 'kill the Jews for Allah' and in an earlier defying radio exchange with the Israelis who warned them of entering Israeli territory the response from the Islamists aboard the ship was "Shut up! Go back to Auchwitz!... We help the Arabs, Remember 9/11!"
There were also revelations that Islamists planned the entire event as "martyrdom."
The Flotilla was organized by the radical Islamic Turkish group IHH, tied to terrorism, Turkish president Mr. Erdogan who's representing the Islamic party (linked to the Flotilla), was looking for some time to break his country's alliance with Israel. He also objected to UN's sanctions against Iran for not complying with regards to its nuclear program.
Radicalization of Turkey, in an already volatile region.
In 2011, the UN justified Israel’s action on the Flotilla as well as its blockade against Gaza’s Hamas. Which infuriated Turkey even more.
* September 9, 2011, Arab-Muslim mob in Cairo, Egypt attack the Israeli embassy while shouting "Allahu Akbar." A CNN [which is never accused of being pro-Israel] reporter described them "they were animals."
It was following an uprising that toppled the Mubarak regime (where by, at the celebration, hundreds of Arabs, in public, sexually attacked CBS reporter Lara Logan screaming "Jew, Jew!") the rise of the 'Muslim Brotherhood" and anti-Israel incitement. A BBC journalist also described how he was subject to anti-Semitism in that country, during this period.
* September 13. Maen Areikat PLO's ambassador to the U.S. declares in Washington D.C. a future "Palestine" State should be "Jew free" (judenrein). This ethnic - religious cleansing (worse than Apartheid) plan causes a major uproar. Especially in light of the intentional REAL apartheid, Vs. Arab-Islamic constant use of the "apartheid slur" unjustifiably.
Note: "Palestinian" PM Mahmoud Abbas' such racist declaration of a "Palestine" State free of Jews (not even ANY Jews under NATO!) in Cairo on July 28 2010, as well as in Doha on May 28, 2011, caused less of a stir. Particularly, since this 2011 publicized event took place within days before a "Palestinian" plan for a bid at the UN for a separated [all new] State.
Actually, this has always been "Palestinian" stand, A. Shukairy on June 1, 1967: "This is a fight for the homeland-it is either us or the. Israelis. There is no middle road. The Jews of Palestine will have to leave. We will facilitate their departure."
In short, in 100 Words... Israel [the multi-racial, equal democracy], its Jewish returnees to their historic homeland, face genocide campaign [at times "just" ethnic cleansing] by Arab-Muslims since the 1920's. Whether by Arab immigrants, their children - called "Palestinians," or by [apartheid, almost Judenrein] Arab/Muslim forces [exploiters of Arab-Palestinians] for: power, sheer anti-Jewish hatred [exemplified through dehumanization/incitement], or as part of an overall Jihad towards world domination.
Motivation: Islamic bigotry, Jihad, Arab racism.
The aggressors (Palestinians/Hezbollah) self-made "victims" falsify information/images, define lost battles, casualties resulting from Islamists using civilians (to make humane Israel look bad), as "massacres."
The 3 ABC’s of Islamo-Arab VS IsraelA Annihilation. Al-Jihad. Arab-Racism. (Islamic) Apartheid.
B Bogus info/excuses/terminology. Bullying ("lobbying" w/threats) world organizations. Brainwashing (their kids & global propaganda).
C Crimes against humanity. Causing civilian deaths (of both sides). Cult of death.
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