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Everything Israel does is part of a plan, not a forced ‘response’ to ‘terrorism’

On the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when the Zionist State of Israel was created on Palestinian land, it is worth reflecting on the propaganda that the world has been fed ever since. Arguably the most pervasive is the perennial claim that Israel only ever “responds” to Palestinian “terrorism” every time it sends its tanks, jets and drones over the border into the Gaza Strip, or its troops into the West Bank and East Jerusalem to destroy Palestinian homes and lives.

Let’s put aside for one moment the fact that the Palestinians have a legal right – some would say obligation – to resist Israel’s brutal military occupation of their land with all means at their disposal. Their legitimate resistance is neither “terrorism” nor mindless violence; it is focused and with a clear purpose in mind: the liberation of Palestine. This is a fact that is ignored by media and politicians alike when they back Israel’s offensives against Palestinian civilians with the claim that Israel has a “right to defend itself”. It certainly does if it is attacked by a belligerent state, but not, in law, to defend itself against the people living under its military occupation. Statements by Western politicians dismiss the Palestinians’ legal rights at a stroke, exposing their blatant support for Zionism in the process.

Scrutiny of how Israel’s offensives have been launched against the people of Gaza over the past few years demonstrates that the Zionist state is the prime cause of the violence through its vicious occupation policies in the occupied West Bank and the blockade of the Gaza Strip; indeed, its polices before, during and since the Nakba. Rockets fired from the territory and other acts of resistance have to be viewed within that context if there is to be a genuine attempt to decipher the reality of the situation. The same is true of the three major Palestinian uprisings in 1987-1991, 2000-2005 and 2015-present. All were in response to Israeli oppression and occupation, rather than the over-simplistic “violence against Israelis” that some claim.

When Israel’s “Declaration of Independence” was read out by David Ben-Gurion in 1948, the pro-Israel narrative insists that “Arab armies” immediately invaded the nascent state to strangle it at birth, ignoring very conveniently that, apart from anything else, a deal had been struck by the Zionists with the then King Abdullah of Jordan (the current monarch’s grandfather), who also had his eyes on Palestinian territory. The context of the ethnic cleansing and massacres committed as part of “Jewish terror tactics” (Guerrilla Warfare, Robin Corbett, 1986) in the run-up to May 1948 is not mentioned, nor is the steadily-rising levels of Jewish immigration to British Mandate Palestine during the 1920s and 1930s; nor, indeed, is the Zionist lobbying that went on to squeeze the infamous Balfour Declaration out of the British government in 1917, when Britain had no right whatsoever to promise to give Palestine, or parts thereof, to “the Jewish people”. In short, the narrative, which has been picked up and disseminated by pro-Israel politicians and media in the West for decades, was and remains that Israel – “the only democracy in the Middle East” – is always being attacked by “the Arabs” and so must be supported with endless military, political and economic assistance. Context is everything, and it is missing from this narrative, as is the fact that Israel has nuclear and possibly chemical weapons.

If there is an iota of sincerity in Israel’s claims that its legitimacy was provided by either Balfour (which mentioned a “national home” not a state) or the 1947 UN Partition Plan (passed without consulting the indigenous people of Palestine), then let its government pull back to the land designated under the UN plan and place Jerusalem under international control; end the occupation of the West Bank and Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, and around 25 per cent of what is now part of Israel. This will never happen, of course, for the simple reason that the aim of Zionism is to establish “Greater Israel”, from the sea to the River Jordan, at the very least. This was described by Joseph Weitz, the head of the Jewish National Fund (which buys land in Palestine for settlement by Jews) in 1940 as “… the Western Israel”. Some argue that it goes further (as Weitz implied), and includes southern Lebanon (which was occupied by Israel from 1982 to 2000), the Sinai Peninsula (occupied from 1967 to 1982, apart from Taba, 1989), across to the Euphrates and south into what is now Saudi Arabia. Israel remains to this day the only member state of the United Nations which has never declared what its borders are.

This is all consistent with what prominent Zionist Israelis have expressed over the years. In 1954, for example, Ben-Gurion wrote, “To maintain the status quo will not do. We have to set up a dynamic state, bent upon creation and reform, building and expansion.” (Rebirth and Destiny of Israel, 1954, p419).

A year later, ex-prime minister Menachim Begin, who was wanted in Britain until the day he died for his role in massacres carried out by the Zionist terror group Irgun in the 1940s, told the Knesset (Israeli parliament): “I deeply believe in launching preventive war against the Arab states without further hesitation. By doing so, we will achieve two targets: firstly, the annihilation of Arab power; and secondly, the expansion of our territory.”

Begin’s “preventive war” came about in 1956, with the British-French-Israeli assault on the Suez Canal, and in 1967 when, again contrary to the pro-Israel narrative, Israel attacked and destroyed the Egyptian air force in a pre-emptive strike to launch the “Six-Day War”. Former minister Mordechai Ben-Tov denounced the claim that Israel’s existence had “hung upon a thread” in the run-up to the war: “The entire story of the danger of extermination was invented in every detail and exaggerated a posteriori, to justify the annexation of new Arab territory.” Furthermore, General Ezer Weizmann was quoted in Maariv, also in 1972, as saying “There was never a danger of extermination [prior to the Six-Day War in 1967].”

In 1972, Yitzhak Rabin, a general and then Prime Minister of Israel, who was assassinated by a Zionist fanatic in 1995, told France’s Le Monde, “I do not believe that Nasser [Egypt’s president] wanted war. The two divisions which he sent into Sinai on 14 May [1967] would not have been enough to unleash an offensive against Israel. He knew it and we knew it.”

Numerous Israeli politicians have, over the years, expressed their intentions with regards to the land of Palestine, and what should be done to the Palestinians. Before his first term as prime minister, the then Deputy Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told students at Bar Ilan University in 1989, “Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China [Tiananmen Square], when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the [occupied Palestinian] territories.”

According to the late Ariel Sharon in 1998, “It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonisation, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands.”

With this in mind, it is worth remembering that Israel has wiped off the map more than 500 Palestinian towns and villages since 1948 in a deliberate effort to destroy all evidence that Palestine was ever an Arab land. “Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages,” said former General Moshe Dayan in Haaretz in April 1969. “You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.” (Quoted by Edward Said in, Zionism from the Standpoint of Its Victims, Social Text, Volume 1, 1979, 7-58)

It should be obvious, therefore, that Israel does not “respond” to Palestinian violence, but the Palestinians are defending themselves against the existential threat that is the State of Israel and its expansionist policies. The ethnic cleansing that began prior to the creation of the Zionist State in 1948 has been ongoing for 68 years and shows no sign of abating.

That is the lesson that we must learn from the Nakba: everything that Israel does is part of a well-thought out plan; it is not prone to spontaneous “responses” to Palestinian resistance, but it is very good at being the aggressor and blaming the victims. We – and the Palestinians – forget that at our peril.

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  • betz55

    Well said and all very valid.

  • Jewish State of Israel ROOLZ

    Absolute rubbish. The green never belonged to the Arabs.

    • kitty

      and Palestine never belonged to foreign Jews.

      • Jewish State of Israel ROOLZ

        Oh but the Land of Israel (which the Romans renamed after Jews’ enemy the Philistines) has always belonged to the Jews.

        • peepsqueek

          The land belongs to those who are strong enough to keep it. The Romans conquered the Middle East and North Africa and were major contributors to its civilization for many centuries, until the Arab Muslim invasions.

        • kitty

          Before there were Jews there were Arabs.

      • peepsqueek

        The Quran clearly states (Sura 5:21) that God granted the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, [gathering them from the different countries and nations] (Sura 17:104). Jews are called the ‘People of the Book’, are those who have maintained the ancient texts of the Old Testament and Prophets for thousands of years. I am an atheist, but what is your beef in all this, as the banner of Islam flies over 99.9% of the Middle East land mass?

        • kitty

          The European Jews are NOT the Jews in the Quran or the Bible.

          • peepsqueek

            The Mediterranean people are all filled with mixed blood because of thousands of years of Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians, Phoenicians, Armenians, Hebrews, Assyrians, Berbers, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Turkic people, contemporary Europeans, etc .

            Are all Muslim people the Muslims of the Qur’an?

  • The Truth Teller

    jews must end the occupation of Palestine, recognize the Armenian and other Genocides and stop selling weapons to dictators around the world. Also they all must accept the fact that they traded some 6 million lives for a peace of land that belongs to Palestine. Shame on jews. only they could do something low like this. with all my negative approach to hitler’s inhumane plans, there is a reason why he wanted to get rid of you, think about it. even now you are the most hated nation on Earth.

    • Jewish State of Israel ROOLZ

      “.. with all my negative approach to hitler’s inhumane plans ..” writes the president of Adolf’s fan club. You seem to be pretty positive with regard to murdering Jews. Tough that we now fight back eh?

      • The Truth Teller

        nothing you said rejects my statement or was anyways connected with it, dont try to disorient the reader, they are not stupid as you might think.

        I guess it makes easy for you to label me as an anti-semitic or a neonazi to justify your wrong. dont fool yourself. I am very educated individual that knows more history that your government wants you to know. from one point you suffered Holocaust, but on the other hand you dont recognize the Armenian Genocide which is one of the reasons of Holocaust, you occupy land that does not (nor has ever) belong to you and you organize continuous genocide of people of Palestine, you sell weapons to dictators giving them the opportunity to cause genocides. why? because Holocaust was planned by jews, it was a business for you, that is why you do not understand the pain of nations who suffered a real Genocide.

        besides, jews are the most hated nation in the world, there is even a word for it, anti-semitism, which is shameful for that nation. you will not find a similar phrase for any other nation or country in the world, only jews have a word signifying hatred towards them. you must be worried about that.

        and for your record, I have not felt any jew fighting me on these subject, ever. and if you think your mismatching reply is fighting, then I suppose you are a 10 year old boy / girl who likes wasting time in the internet.

        p.s. if you keep this going long enough someday another adolf will be born and that time he may succeed.

        • Jewish State of Israel ROOLZ

          You’re transparent Adolf – a bone fide anti-semite consumed by hatred. That’s your problem not ours and it must be very painful for you for Jews to be winners. Get used to it and take painkillers.

          • The Truth Teller

            hahhahahahhaa I guess its normal for genocide committers to consider themselves as “winners”. but what did you win? a peace of land for 6 mln lives? if you think this is winning you have a really messed up brain buddy. but I will tell you what, crimes against humanity never stays unpunished and if you consider jews killing 6 mln jews not your problem, then I would tell you again to go seek medical assistance.

          • Jewish State of Israel ROOLZ

            You are a filthy anti-Semite and a basket case. Uncurable!

          • The Truth Teller

            hahaha the fact that you get angry can mean only one thing, you can not contradict me. thats why you call me names like a coward and low jew. I am calling you to be a great jew, prove the world that jews can be great. but for now, I am sure if you would be living during the first world war you would, too, agree to exchange 6 mln jews for a state. but anyways, dont worry, a lot of other jews are agree so you are not going to get caught 🙂

          • peepsqueek

            A collective people show that they are great through their achievements and accomplishments after being devastated by war. For you, the Jews must show their greatness by letting their guard down again, and I don’t think that is not going to happen any time soon.

          • The Truth Teller

            very good demagogy, I give you a credit for that. but again you are having trouble keeping on track with my statements and failing commenting on the subject jewish great is a myth, because, again you committed a genocide against your own, fail to show your greatness by rejecting the Armenian Genocide and equalize yourself with azeris by selling them weapons.

          • peepsqueek

            Nice try Mr. Truth Teller, by changing the subject and attempting to make it about me.

          • The Truth Teller

            it is about you and your nation

          • kitty

            Israel has stolen everything it has. “letting their guard down again”….LOL

          • peepsqueek

            What is your cultural heritage, that might explain why you are morally superior?

          • kitty

            and you’re a Zionist troll.

        • peepsqueek

          Jews are the most hated people on earth? Why? Islamists are at odds with just about everybody today- pitting Muslim Sunnis against Shiites in Pakistan, the Shiite/Sunni divide in Bahrain, Iraq, and Yemen, Muslims against Hindus in India, Muslims against Christians in Nigeria, Muslims against Buddhists in Southern Thailand, Muslims against Copts in Egypt, Muslims against Jews in Israel, Muslims against Christians in the Philippines, Aceh (Indonesia), Kosovo (Serbia), Muslims against Maronites in Lebanon, Muslims against Hindus in Bangladesh, Muslims against Russian Orthodox, Muslims against Greek Cypriots, Muslims against non-Arab minorities and Dinkas in the Sudan, Muslims against Zoroastrians and Bahai in Iran and Egypt, the Muslim/Buddhist divide in Myanmar, Muslim sectarian conflict in Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Mali, the Central African Republic, etc…… While you continue to look for the second coming of Hitler? What is your cultural [heritage], that might explain a few things?? Please respond

          • The Truth Teller

            my comment is not about religion, or any other nations except jews against jews, again do not try to disorient the reader. I am well aware of everything that you wrote, but it has nothing to do with jews occupying Palestinian land, committing a genocide against their own nation to get a country and selling weapons to dictators. why are jews the most hated people on earth? because jews are the most unreliable and sneaky people on earth, I have lived in several countries and now too, I deal with many different nations, and only jews are continuously trying to lye to me or somehow get around the laws. I learned not to trust jews with the help of jews. this is my perspective of why jews are the most hated nation on earth and why I leave jews out of my business. and it is not just me several global surveys tell that too. I am not seeking the second coming of anyone believe me, especially someone like hitler who took away some 300k of lifes of my own nation, I am just saying that jews must reconsider their ways to be respected. why you want to know who I am, what is that going to tell you, or maybe you are just like “Jewish State of Israel ROOLZ” with already established approaches to all nations. how about this I am a citizen of the world.

          • peepsqueek

            Nice dodge! “I am a citizen of the world”? Is that your way of saying that you have no allegiance to any Country. It is like people who do not vote, they sit on the fence so that they can bit itch no matter who is in Office. If you work you are paying taxes to a nation, and when you travel, you must have a passport. Are you ashamed of your cultural heritage?

      • kitty

        yeah, at the American taxpayers expense. Israel is nothing on it’s own and you are the worst cowards I have ever seen. And Hitler only did what the Rothschild Jews asked of him.

    • peepsqueek

      That was weak! First of all, the Armenian and Assyrian genocide was a Muslim ambition. Second, After your hero got 60 million Europeans killed and after leaving a devastated Germany, Hitler was right to shoot himself in the head. Five million Germans starved to death in occupied Germany after the war, and another two million died in labor camps. Millions of Germans died as a result of ethnic cleansing carried out by, Russians, Poles, Czechs, and Serbs according to the former German Prime Minister Konrad Adenauer.

      Or maybe you were referring to Hitler’s “superior race” doctrine.

      Or maybe it was Hitler’s “No retreat” order. This was Hitler’s biggest stupidity in Russia and one of the biggest military blunders of all time, and ultimately costing the lives of 2 million Germans.

      • The Truth Teller

        or maybe you have something to tell just out of nowhere without any connection to my comment and you thought that it is your spotlight.

        or maybe you should say soviet union instead of russia

        or maybe just maybe you really do not have anything to say regarding the content of my messages so you need to use the same old “you are an anti-semitic, that is why anything you say is wrong” tactic. the world does not work like that you need to be a little flexible.

        • peepsqueek

          You brought up the Armenian genocide and attempted to justify Hitler by saying he must of had a good reason for trying to get rid of the Jews.

          • The Truth Teller

            jeweish genocide has nothing to do with all other genocides. it was planned by jews. it was like a business for jews so that they will get a peace of land, create their country and continue living on occupied territories as already an established state. therefore there is no need to mix Holocaust with any other genocides. of course, I agree Holocaust did happen and a vast amount of people died terrible deaths, there is no doubt about that. but the reason and goal of that was different. of course the japanese bastards, turksih basards sudanese bastards and all others had a very good reason to get rid of entire nations, however they were planned and committed with the minds and hands of enemy and not of the same nation, this is a very important part of differentiating the Holocaust from all other genocides.

          • peepsqueek

            Again with your favorite line “The Jews”. What is your cultural heritage so that the readers can see where you get take the moral high ground in all of this in the Middle East and Europe? It would be very helpful to know your history to see if you are a hypocrite or not. Please be honest and do not dodge the question.

          • The Truth Teller

            again my cultural heritage does nothing to do with the way I think about jews and any other nation. I consider only the facts that I have come across during my life. and by the way jews is not my favorite line, so do not feel proud about that. it is essential for you to understand something, if you are calling someone a hypocrite or a neonazi or a anti-semitic you are trying to jewishly lower that person’s position, something that I hate the most. why dont you be a man and try to look straight into the question and find a working, long lasting answer to something that touches you so much. those facts are 1. jewish people were a huge part of designing the notorious Holocaust, 2. jeweish government does not recognize the Armenian Genocide, which by the way was one of the most important reasons for the Holocaust, 3. jews sell weapons to azeri distator, knowingly that they are going to kill peaceful population. until you acknowledge these facts and try to change it, you are going to feel better by calling everybody a neonazi and continue living your life and stay the most hate nation on Earth.

          • peepsqueek

            First of all, what is your [primary] reputable source of your facts? Second, if you are going to condemn a [people] the Jews, then your cultural heritage [your people] must be held up to the same standard of judgement. This is a problem for people who do not have a balanced scale. 57 Countries can call themselves Muslim States, Islamic land, but one tiny Jewish State has your asp in an uproar. Give me a break!

            How do you feel about the other 28 ongoing conflicts and border wars in the world today involving Muslim leaders and Muslim regimes? Have you chosen sides on any of them? How many of them are based on religious conflict, sectarian conflicts, and the religious obligation of Holy War against the infidels? I have yet to see one post of yours that is negative about Islam, which gives the readers an idea of your position.

          • The Truth Teller

            do not feel bad when someone does not agree that jews are a victim. I know very well what muslims are doing. I know most of the other ongoing conflicts and I have my own proper opinion about them that is based of history, facts, stories, documentations and works of scholars. but this particular issue is not about any of them. it is about jews and palestinians. this conflict is intrigued by jews, when they occupied their territory after the world war 2 creating their country. now I understand that jews were always living in that area, there are enough proofs for anyone to doubt it. however it never belonged to jews and creating a country on a territory of a country is not right. this is why you have all the problems with arabs. and it is your fault. you should have found an consensus with them by dividing somehow the territory and not take it completely (that is my own opinion if someone cares) again, my cultural heritage and national belonging does nothing to do with my mentality as I have stated earlier I have lived in a couple of countries and had a long relations with different cultures and nations, including jews, during which jews did not prove to be the most reliable partners. but again this subject is not about my relations with jews, it is about jews and palestine. I was lucky to listen some of the smartest people on earth and have seen several documents that proved the connection between Holocaust and jews being one of the planners. and only the fact that the nation and the government of israel does nothing to recognize the Armenian Genocide that was one of the reasons and an “inspiration” for Holocaust says a lot. the problem is that if israel recognizes the Armenian Genocide turks will expose all the truth about Holocaust. israel will not do it until he reaches an agreement with turks or prepares his nation for the bad news.

          • kitty

            By “The Jews” I mean those who say they are Jews but are not. I have ties to Nablus and Amman through marriage. The old ladies tell me all their histories which is how I began to learn my Arabic which is still only what I learned through them. I have watched the “Israelis” every move for years and learned their pattern of behavior. It doesn’t take much for me to see through the tricks anymore.

          • peepsqueek

            Is King Abdullah of Jordan a “real” Arab? His mother- Toni Gardiner was born in Chelmondiston, the daughter of Doris Elizabeth (Sutton) and Walter Percy Gardiner. Gardiner’s father was a high-ranking British Army Officer stationed at Long Marston in Warwickshire in the 1960s.

            Over most of its length, the Jordan Valley forms the border between Jordan to the east, and Israel and the West Bank to the west. The details are regulated by the Israel–Jordan peace treaty of 1994, which establishes an “administrative boundary” between Jordan and the West Bank. Israel and Jordan have respected this peace treaty for 22 years.

            Jordan’s leaders have been working hard to make the desert kingdom into a modernized nation in global society, and the first step toward that goal was ensuring that travelers feel safe. Especially outside of cities like Amman, you Kitty, will notice large numbers of police and military personnel. This heavy military presence has been effective in curbing terrorist actions in Jordan since the 2005 suicide bombing of the Radisson SAS, Days Inn, and Grand Hyatt hotels in Amman, leaving 60 innocent people dead and another 115 permanently wounded, excluding the 3 suicide bombers.

          • kitty

            “[Jewish holocaust] it was planned by jews”

            that’s exactly right, just follow the money and who benefits, that’s how we know.

  • jake

    I can not believe that the author did any research on this topic but rather echoed the Arab political line. The Jews wanted to live in peace with the Arabs to have a state based on equality and democracy and it was the Arab armies who asked the local Arabs to move out until they finish massacring the Israelis.

    Really who can believe the rubbish in this article?

    • kitty

      you’re the one who needs to research. Just read the quotes of the Zionists leaders of the time, that should be easy enough for you.

      • peepsqueek

        I have read the quotes, misquotes, misinterpretations, and propaganda from both sides, but the United Nations has recorded the speeches of world leaders, votes, and resolutions over the years.

        That fact is that they were all stateless prior to 1948, as Jews, Arabs, and others had to use the British Passport Palestine to travel, because [they did not have a country of their own]. This is one of the reasons that the British turned this problem over to the UN. How did 22 declared “Arab” States apply for UN Statehood?

        It began with the question of UN Statehood being resolved with the 1947 U.N. Partition Resolution (a Jewish State and an “Arab” State living side by side in peace). However, six “Arab” armies invaded the newly formed Jewish State, several times, in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to destroy it, and they lost.

        From 1948–67, the West Bank and Gaza were under “Arab” rule, and no Jewish settlements existed there, but the Arabs never set up a Palestinian State. Instead, Gaza was occupied by Egypt, and the West Bank was occupied by Jordan. No demands for a West Bank/Gaza independent state were heard until Israel, after much Arab terrorism, took control of these areas in the 1967 Six-Day War.

        • kitty

          The European Jews were never in Palestine EVER. No ties, no ancestry. I know what semites look like, The “Israelis” have invented themselves, invented their names, invented their history. Before Jews and Christianity, there were Arabs. Are you pro-fascism? “Israel” represents the new fascist world order.

          • peepsqueek

            Palestine has changed hands more than a Las Vegas gambler. It maybe important to note that the first enduring Jewish agricultural settlement in the Modern Palestine was founded not by European refugees, but by a group of old-time families, leaving the overcrowded Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. According to the Turkish census of 1875, by that time Jews already constituted a majority of the population of Jerusalem and by 1905 comprised two-thirds of its citizens. The Encyclopedaedia Britanica of 1910 gives the population figure as 60,000, of who 40,000 were Jews.

            In 1878 they found the village of Petah Tikva in the Sharon Palin, a village that was to become known as the “Mother of Jewish Settlements” in Palestine. Four years later a group of pioneer immigrants from Russia settled in Rishon le-Zion. Other villages followed in rapid succession.

            Most of the land purchases involved large tracts belonging to absentee owners. Virtual of the the Jerzeel Valley, for example, belonged to only two people in 1897, the eastern portion to the Turkish Sultan, and the Western part to a rich banker in Syria, Sursuk the Greek. Most of the land had not be cultivated previously and considered uncultivable, This is supported by the Peel Commission Report.

        • kitty

          It’s not a question of Jews in Palestine per say.. Before Zionism Jew and Arab Palestine lived peaceably together and there’s enough proof of that.

          Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem (1867-1948) “We wish to
          express our definite opposition to a Jewish state in any part of
          Palestine.”
          “They speak Yiddish and maintain the Jewish street accent of their home countries They
          are different from their Sephardic brothers not only in language and
          appearance but also in their worldview.” Or take Palestinian activist
          Ghada Karmi, who says: “We knew they were different from ‘our Jews,’ I
          am talking about the Arab Jews. We saw them as foreigners who came from
          Europe more than as Jews.”

          • peepsqueek

            Rabbi Dunshinsky! Why are you quoting an Ultra Orthodox Jew from Europe, who served long before Jews and Arabs in Palestine were offered independent UN statehood? His position was founded by Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld (1848–1932) and Rabbi Yitzchok Yerucham Diskin (son of Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin (1818–1898), Rabbi of Brisk, Lithuania).

            Keep in mind that much of the geographical area of Palestine was uninhabited, and much of the land also owned by Jews, Greeks, and Turks, whose purchases were made under the Ottoman Empire, and all sales had to be approved by Islamic Courts.

            It is important to note that the first enduring Jewish agricultural settlement in the Modern Palestine was founded not by European refugees, but by a group of old-time families, leaving the overcrowded Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. According to the Turkish census of 1875, by that time Jews already constituted a majority of the population of Jerusalem and by 1905 comprised two-thirds of its citizens. The Encyclopedaedia Britanica of 1910 gives the population figure as 60,000, of who 40,000 were Jews.

            In 1878 they found the village of Petah Tikva in the Sharon Palin, a village that was to become known as the “Mother of Jewish Settlements” in Palestine. Four years later a group of pioneer immigrants from Russia settled in Rishon le-Zion. Other villages followed in rapid succession, under Ottoman Islamic Rulers. The sales of this land must have been worth it after sitting on it for hundreds of years.

            Most of the land purchases involved large tracts belonging to absentee owners. Virtual of the the Jerzeel Valley, for example, belonged to only two people in 1897, the eastern portion to the Turkish Sultan, and the Western part to a rich banker in Syria, Sursuk the Greek. Most of the land had not be cultivated previously and considered uncultivable, This is supported by the Peel Commission Report.

          • kitty

            The real Jews warned against the Zionists because that movement was political,atheist and made up of bad people. Most of the Israeli PMs were and are atheist and thugs, They have totally proven the points of the Rabbis. The proof is in the pudding. Also, no one had a right to give away Palestine. The Zionist Jews have no history there, they are strictly European. Palestine was full of Arabs: Jews, Christians and Muslims. And other Palestinian communities of ethnicity. What little truth you have mixed in with the outdated state propaganda is relevant only to the imperialists who planted those thug Jews in Palestine in the first place. Like, God promised Palestine to Rothschild, right?

          • peepsqueek

            Obviously you did not research any of this documented history that I have posted. Hopefully the young readers will do the research and use a balanced scale for judging history from 2016.

          • kitty

            Because you lie. Zionists always do. I know better. And to be SURE history will not speak favorably of Satanic Israel, just as history has NEVER spoken favorably of the European Jews.

          • peepsqueek

            Is that the best academic response that you can give to the readers?

          • kitty

            it isn’t as complicated as you pretend it is with your all your fake “academic” gobblygook , it is irrelevant and a deliberate distraction to confuse the issue. It’s really very simple: UNSC Resolution 242 (1967) – Occupation of Palestine is a War Crime. For myself, I don’t except Israel’s right to exist, period. I’ll say it again. The holy land was not promised to the European Rothschild Jews.That is espoused by the will of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim original inhabitants of Palestine who were there before the European Zionists. I know about Balfour and Rothschild and their wars to created the desired outcomes they sought. Israel is the outcome but it since it can’t sustain itself it won’t last.

          • peepsqueek

            U.N. Resolution 242 does not call on Israel to withdraw from all of the territories captured during the defensive war of 1967. The compromise agreed to by the UN was that Israel would return [territories] to Arabs–meaning most but not all–in exchange for complete termination of all claims or states of belligerency by “Arab” countries.

            In UN Resolution “242”, it does not say Israel must withdraw from “all” the territories occupied after the Six-Day war. This was deliberate, so that the “Arab” States could not use these territories to attack Israel again. The “Arab States” pushed for the word “all” to be included, but this was rejected by the UN Security Council. Read the UN notes and additions.

          • kitty

            Personally I do not recognize the resolution simply because I believe it’s an insult to ask Palestinians to concede any inch of their country to the terrorists who invaded their country and now live on their land and in their homes.. However, Hamas did recognize Israel as a sovereign state, and 242 does include a just settlement of the refugee problem. That, of course means the return of the Palestinians to reclaim what is theirs.

          • peepsqueek

            When does a disputed territory, that has never been a State or Country, become a State or Country? Egypt and Jordan were occupying and had used these two territories as a staging ground to attack a member State, recognized by the United Nations. That is what 242 is dealing with.

            UNRWA definition of a Palestine refugee in 1952: “A Palestine refugee is a [person whose normal residence was Palestine for a minimum period of two years] preceding the outbreak of the conflict in 1948 and who, as a result of this conflict has lost [both his home and his means of livelihood].” It does not apply to every Palestinian Arab born in Arab Countries for generations. They can return to a Palestinian State, but five million Arabs cannot return to Israel proper, where 1.5 million Palestinian Arabs already live as citizens.

          • kitty

            Res. 242 (Nov. 22, 1967) – Emphasizes “the
            inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war”, emphasizes that
            member states have a commitment to abide by the U.N. Charter, and calls
            for the “Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied”
            during the June 1967 war.
            c.450 BCE: Herodotus, The Histories[42], First historical reference clearly denoting a wider region than biblical Philistia, referring to a “district of Syria, called Palaistinê”
            From the beginning to the end, the British Jews and their allies bamboozled the Arabs. Jewish efforts from there went from bamboozling the European Jews to the efforts of building a romantic illusion to spread around the world so that no one would bother them with the building their criminal haven on top of the Palestinians. But now we know. There are not human rights activists for nothing, When something indecent is going on, the decent will show up to protest. I am of the decent, you defend the indecent. That’s who we are, that’s the difference between us.

          • peepsqueek

            Addressed by the resolution is the “inadmissability of the acquisition of territory by war.” Some people read 242 as though it ends here and the case for requiring a total Israeli withdrawal from the territories is proven. On the contrary, this clause does no such thing, because the reference clearly applies only to an offensive war. If not, the resolution would provide an incentive for aggressor. If multiple countries us their occupied territories to attack another country, and the defender repels the attack and acquires these occupied territories in the process, your interpretation would require the defender to return the land it acquired to the original occupiers (Jordan and Egypt in this case). That means the aggressors would have nothing to lose because they would be insured against the main consequence of defeat.

            This is linked to the second unambiguous clause calling for “termination of [all] claims or states of belligerency” and the right to live in peace and security clause. After this Resolution, not a week went by for decades without an act of Arab terrorism against Israel, followed by the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, fought by the coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel, also the murdering all the Israeli athletes, coaches, and trainers at the Munich Olympics, and then the murdering a bunch of innocent human beings at the El Al terminals in Rome and in Vienna. And armed Palestinian militants that stormed the entrance to the Great Synagogue of Rome, took place on 9 October 1982, murdering a 2-year-old toddler, Stefano Gaj Taché, and 37 civilians were injured. These are just a few acts of war carried out by Palestinian terrorists against unarmed civilian populations that did not gain them any sympathy on the world’s stage.

            Calling yourself decent and calling me indecent does not change any of this.

          • kitty

            “Also the murdering all the Israeli athletes, coaches, and trainers at the Munich Olympics by Palestinians”

            Well, you use many words to reveal the simple truth of the matter. You just lied about a Zionist false flag and it’s standard practice for Israelis or Israel supporters. The attack was strictly the result of an Israeli plot. As is everything that happens that benefits Israel. Israel got their pretext to run around massacring more Palestinians. Run through the facts, follow the money and who benefits. Works every time .9/11 and all the rest of them. What truth can out of Rothschild Israel when itself is a lie!

          • peepsqueek

            What is your primary source of that piece of work?

          • kitty

            I don’t believe this was my original source, I once got interested had very good sources, but this is just a quick search. aangirfan also has the goods, too. Here’s another one I haven’t seen but I think it’s got the goods: http://mail.blockyourid.com/~gbpprorg/judicial-inc/Munich_massacre.htm
            I will look for my original post on it because I liked the source.
            http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2008/10/abu-nidal-reportedly-worked-for-cia-and.html

          • peepsqueek

            Do you have any reputable international news sources that you can quote? Propaganda and opinion websites do not count as recognized sources of fact.

          • kitty

            The 1972 Munich Olympic Games “massacre” was not as it seemed, and was
            actually a Mossad operation conducted by their agent, Abu Nidal, to
            garner sympathy for the criminal state of Israel.

            http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/abu-nidal-notorious-palestinian-mercenary-was-a-us-spy-972812.html

          • peepsqueek

            That was as ignorant as it gets.

          • kitty

            of course you would say that.

            “by deception thou will do war”

          • peepsqueek

            No, I said it because that was as ignorant as it gets.

          • kitty

            There are too many sources about Abu Nidal, I am not citing them I am too lazy…it’s old news. It’s all old news. The bottom line is this: Zionism is a form of globalism. These
            international Jews live in every country in the world, and funnel the
            resources of other nations back to their Jew base in Palestine. That’s why Rothschild created Israel. Only lies can defend it. Any defense of Israel is rubbish.

          • kitty

            Here is a video for people who like to make up their own minds.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvZRcIgBr1o

          • kitty

            The British carved up the Middle East to create this state piece of crap in the first place. The Arabs came from different areas and the people from Palestine/Syria are just people from those lands. Statehood is a British invention.

          • peepsqueek

            And if the Ottomans and their German allies had won World War I???????

          • kitty

            Any outcome would have better than Rothschild Jews victories.

          • peepsqueek

            We saw all the Ottoman and German genocides in the first half of last century. We saw the Japanese emperor murder five million civilians in the Asian theatre before we entered World War II. In what manner would those allies have made it better?

          • kitty

            No but they were not Jews with a Plan. There is nothing darker on earth than Jew with a Plan. By Jew I mean the Khazar mafia and y’all aren’t real Jews anyhow.

          • peepsqueek

            Nice dodge, as usual to a simple question.

            “y’all aren’t real Jews anyhow”??? I am an American of mixed raced and cultural heritage, as are the bulk of Americans, as is our President. I guess that means I am not a real anything. What is your cultural heritage that gives y’all the moral high ground on this subject? Maybe y’all are not real Arabs.

            President Obama is the son of an East African tribesman from the Luo tribe. I voted for him twice as did most American voters. He got over 90% of the black vote and he won in almost every demographic, twice. Can you name a world leader that has done more for Israel than President Obama? And he has done this without kissing any asss as he publicly does not get along with Israeli leader Netanyahu.

          • kitty

            another thing, the Israel problem does not require “academic knowledge”. It’s all abc. One of your people’s tricks is to use lawyer style double speak so people think it’s too complicated.

          • peepsqueek

            “the Israel problem does not require any academic knowledge” Yes, from the Hamas point of view: No Muslim shall rest until the banner of Islam flies over every inch of the land. Similar phrases have been used by al Qaeda, Boko Haram, ISIS, Hezbollah, and the ever popular Taliban. That is as simple as ABC. How about the other 28 current conflicts and border wars in the world today involving Muslim leaders and Muslim regimes? Do they also not require any academic knowledge? Are they all as simple as ABC? Is that what you would say if you had the floor before the world body at the United Nations?

          • kitty

            I did not quote only the Orthodox Jews in Europe before Jews were “offered” independent statehood of someone else’s land. I quoted the currant chief rabbi of Jerusalem who officially rejected the swarm of foreign Jews into Palestine. There was also a separate Christian and Muslim committee for the same purpose,

          • peepsqueek

            Rabbi Dunshinsky was dead by 1948, and Israel was admitted to the United Nations as independent UN State in 1949.

          • kitty

            ‘Jews were offered someone else’s land’ Are you implying that every
            inch of the geographical area Palestine is Islamic land, and that all
            non-Arabs and non-Muslims living in the so-called Holy Land must be
            subject to some form of Islamic sharia and Arab leadership? How is that
            working out in the rest of the Middle East?”

            Whatever the arrangement was between the people, they were all doing just fine in the land of Palestine before European Zionism. And as I stated before, the Palestinian Jews, Christians and Muslims set up committees to officially reject the European Jewish invasion. Who had the right to step over them?
            I live in US can’t you tell by my accent? I have lived between Amman and Jordan for several years as I have homes in both places. And here in US.

          • peepsqueek

            In1855, under the Ottoman Turk Islamic Empire, the Jewish quarter in East Jerusalem’s old city was too small for the Jews, so they bought lands in Jerusalem outside to the city walls. In 1860 the Jews built the first Jewish neighborhood that was out of the city walls. It was called “Mishkanot Shananim”.
 Jews built more neighborhoods, the biggest of them were:
”Machane Israel” – 1868
” Nachalat Shivaa” – 1869
” Mea Sharrim” – 1874
”Even Israel” – 1875
 “Miskanot” – 1875 
”Beit Yaakov” – 1875
” Mazkeret Moshe”- 1883
”Ohel Moshe” – 1883. This was all done under Ottoman Government approval, through Islamic Courts.

            Most of the land purchases involved large tracts belonging to absentee owners. Virtual of the the Jerzeel Valley, for example, belonged to only two people in 1897, the eastern portion to the Turkish Sultan, and the Western part to a rich banker in Syria, Sursuk the Greek. Most of the land had not be cultivated previously and considered uncultivable, This is supported by the Peel Commission Report. All land purchases were done under Ottoman Government approval and authority through Islamic Courts.

            Is that what you meant by everybody was doing just fine before Jews had a small independent state? Please explain how you lived between Amman and Jordan?

          • kitty

            “Most of the land purchases involved large tracts belonging to absentee owners”

            funny, they do the very same thing now. They kick Palestinians out or maybe a family goes on vacation, the Israeli regime doesn’t let them come back and confiscates the property from “absentee owners”. Ha! The Jews have never owned more than 6% of Palestine land.

  • Eduardo Pinha

    Just lies. The map of “historical Palestine” is one big lie. It is a COLONIAL MAP, created by the British.

  • silqworm

    This author reminds me of the Social Justice Warriors in the US. The whine and cry like babies and count on women’s suffrage in Democracy to gain something for nothing. Granted, the Zionists are pigs, but so are the Arabs for not settling the Palestinians. I’d say the Arabs are much more to blame for not just accepting the Palestinians as citizens.

  • Fasdunkle

    I didn’t bother with the article – I prefer not to read articles by people who think women should be stoned to death. But does anybody actually take those maps seriously anymore?

    • kitty

      I think Zionists should be stoned to death. But not women in general.

  • abdelakram anis

    zionist murderers ,The zionist state has to be relocated .They treat the palestinian like nothing ..Zionist killers and murderers have to be held accountable for their crimes

    • Jewish State of Israel ROOLZ

      What an intelligent contribution Abdul – now water your camel.

    • peepsqueek

      What about the West Bank, the birthplace of David, Solomon, and Jesus? Just for balance, how many non-Muslims can even get near the birthplace of Muhammad??

      Islam would not exist if Muhammad had not started an ISIS-style campaign to conquer and unify the Arabian peninsula under one faith, with the specific goal of outlawing all other faiths, which, to this day May 18th, 2016, are forbidden in the whole of Saudi Arabia. Jews and Christians lived in Mecca before the invention of Islam.

      • abdelakram anis

        the jews were protected under islam ,if there had not been the muslim conquest in which the jews were protected by the muslim ,the jews would have been persecuted and punished . .Th best example was Saladin when he liberated Quds and when he entered ,he didn’t harm anybody despite the fact that the christians killed and tortured the muslims at that point of time .Zionism is a plague upon the middle east

        • peepsqueek

          Don’t over simplify. Saladin was a Kurd. All the Kurdish Jews have moved to Israel.

          Kurd Net Daily Online News: 
”For years the 30 million Kurds spread across those territories have been the world’s largest ethnic group without an independent homeland. Only the Kurds in Iraq, who displaced Iraqi Arab forces in the 1990s when a U.S. and British no-fly zone was in place against Saddam Hussein, have managed to carved out an area of real autonomy.”

          • abdelakram anis

            kurd or not ,he was a muslim .what I am saying is that ” End the zionist state now .

          • peepsqueek

            Do you take credit for everything that all Muslims do? Of the 57 declared Muslim States at the United Nations, what happened to the indigenous peoples that rejected Islam, political Islam, and Islamic Sharia?

        • Fasdunkle

          About 15,000 were enslaved

        • kitty

          The Quran refers to the “Jews who study their book as it should be studied”. European Jews have been mostly atheist.

  • abdelakram anis

    the best solution is to relocate the zionist state and there are many jews who stated that the zionist state is prohibited because of religious text .the land is Palestinian and belongs to the Palestinian .The zionist state killed ,destroyed homes and the world is speechless .I don’t understand something which is the American revolution was fought to get rid of the tyrannical british monarchy and now the US government is backing a zionist sate which is not only tyrannical but criminal and disgusting .

  • Tom Moody

    No nation should be established by or from a religion.

    • peepsqueek

      With or without religion, Jews and Arabs are a collective people. What do you want to do with the rest of the Middle East that all call themselves Muslim States, belong to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and have to live under some form of Islamic Sharia?

  • Vinegar Hill

    The maps are interesting because the show in a quick, simple and truthful manner the aggressive and violent birth based on ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people and consequent growth of Israel. It also shows clearly that Israel did not accord to the Partition Plan putting into focus the illegality of their territorial expansion. Indeed it puts under the spotlight grave doubts about the legality of the state as a whole.

    • Fasdunkle

      the map for 1949 to 1967 show the West Bank and Gaza as Palestine – which is false – they were part of Jordan and Egypt. The maps are a joke

      • Vinegar Hill

        The maps show the territory called Palestine and the Israeli illegal destruction and take over of that territory. It is about illegal Israeli activities. Read the headline.

        • Fasdunkle

          So the illegal takeover of territory by Egypt and Jordan was fine?

          • Vinegar Hill

            The actions of Egypt and Jordan were also illegal. Why do you question yhat? Do you know what the article is about?

          • Fasdunkle

            the maps don’t show that illegal takeover. The maps are wrong

            I haven’t read the article – I prefer not to read articles from people who believe women should be stoned to death

  • abdelakram anis

    Zionism is a plague upon the middle east

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  • Mike Abramov

    Here we go, the same old proppa ganda. MOVE ON! Israel spends a fortune on defense which could easily be chanelled in to social services for all, medical care, education for all, public amenities…need I go on? The truth is that despite what any Israeli PM says, as stated below, but un-cited, the Palestinians that have chosen to martyr themselves emotionally are living in the past. The Palestinians that became Israeli citizens are now far better off in terms of education, careers, income, stability and a realistic future. Arabs in the Knesset, in industry and most importantly in a democracy will choose to stay in Israel when the day finally arrives to vote on a two-state solution…….. for the 5th time.

    • kitty

      you haven’t done your homework. Apartheid is very apparent in Israel proper. Read more about the Arabs in Israel, particularly Jaffa. Avagore Lieberman wishes to behead the Arabs in the Knesset. No, it isn’t anything like you describe for Arabs in Israel.

  • BlueStar

    The main issue is that there are two narratives at play and Palestinians do not seek to understand the Jewish narrative, even as Jews have come to understand the Palestinian one. Palestinians believe that BDS and terrorism, an anti-colonial tactic used to drive foreigners back to their homeland will work to free all of the land not just the parts that are designated for a future Palestinian state. Hamas and most other Palestinians cannot understand why terrorism is not working to expel Jews, a people they see as foreigners.

    However, terrorism doesn’t work on indigenous peoples, like Jews, who are already see themselves as living in their ancestral homeland. Jews are not running away from Israel to Europe, like previous “occupiers” in the Arab lexicon, instead Jews are running away from diaspora lives in Africa, Yemen, Iran and Europe to live in their ancestral home in Israel.