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Israeli politician calls on UN to stop using the term ‘occupation’

Image of Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely on 1 May 2017 [Tzipi Hotovely /Facebook]
Image of Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely on 1 May 2017 [Tzipi Hotovely /Facebook]

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely, has called on the United Nations to stop using the term “occupation” in reference to Israel’s control over Palestinian lands.

The senior official claimed that the international organisation has been lured to repeating the “Palestinian propaganda vocabulary” and claimed that Israel does not occupy the land of anyone.

“As a proof, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Israel’s liberation of Jerusalem and the West Bank,” she claimed.

Hotovely’s remarks came in response to UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who accused the Israeli occupation of putting more burdens on the Palestinians and preventing them from developing.

Read: Israel is an apartheid state; let’s not pretend otherwise

The Israeli politician has called on the UN chief to reform what she called the distortion in the United Nations terms and to retract his statements.

“These are facts on the ground,” she said, adding that the term occupation was invented by the Palestinian propaganda machine, and it is very regrettable that the United Nations is being drawn to echo and use it in its speech and literature.

#50YearsOccupation

When the international organisation stops using distorted and false terms such as “occupation”, confidence will be restored in it as an institution established for justice and truth.

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  • Gordon Ross

    theft is a better word

    • peepsqueek

      The question of a Palestinian Arab State was resolved with the 1947 U.N. Partition Resolution (a Jewish State and an Arab State living side by side in peace), however, collective Arab armies invaded the newly formed Jewish State, in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to destroy it. It is ironic that Palestinian Arabs, seek statehood now via a path they have rejected for Israel all these years, while still not recognizing Israel’s right to exist.

      • Seoigh

        What a load of hasbara tripe. Palestinians represented by the PLO recognized Israel over twenty years ago, it must be desperation that makes hasbarabots feel the need to tell so many lies.
        Jordan, Egypt, and Palestinians have recognized Israel, STOP LYING.

        • peepsqueek

          They recognized Israel, as Israel has been an UN member State since 1949, they do not recognize the right of Jewish State to exist. Do you have a balanced scale? The banner of Islam flies over 99.9% of the Middle East land mass. Just look at the map! The Jews of Israel are the only religious and ethnic minority in the Middle East with the full right of self determination.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Why did the UN give Arab land to the snow white Europeans – land that did not belong them? When will the UN give land to the Roma people who also lost more than half of their people during WW2. It was Jewish money and Jewish intrigue that snatched Palestine from its natives – or else we would also see a state for the Roma.

          • peepsqueek

            If the land was all snatched from “Arabs”, why is there more Arabs/Muslims living there than ever before in history?

            And I repeat, the main factor that made it possible for one religious and ethnic minority in the Middle East (the Jews), to achieve their present status and affluence, free of the persecution and discrimination to which they were subjected in the past are some of the strongest reasons that justify a different stance in Israel’s case. Can you name another religious or ethnic minority in the Middle East that has the full right of self determination?

          • Helen4Yemen

            Do you have a name of the ‘ethnic minority’? World Jewry is
            95% Ashkenazi who are totally of European ancestry. If t
            he foreign Ashkenai has a right to self-determination,
            then the Houthis have a right to self-determination on
            Norwegian soil. The Ashkenazi was persecuted in Europe
            by other Europeans, it was totally a European affair.
            What have the Arabs got to do between two white
            European peoples. You are trying for a million times
            to make it appear as if Ashkenazi is not alien to the
            region but he he is – in every aspect. He is
            completely European.

          • Seoigh

            What are you smoking ? If you recognize someone, or something, you are RECOGNIZING it’s right to exist, you want to talk scales, well now that’s the best non joke I’ve heard all year…. Don’t project your imbalanced scales onto me just because you cannot understand basic English.
            Newsflash; everyone has the right to self determination, not just Jews, get used to it. .

          • Helen4Yemen

            But do people do self-determination by going to other
            people’s land? It is like the Houthis demanding
            self-determination from Swedish soil. Ridiculous.
            The Ashkenazi has no connection tot that land except
            as a convert.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Why do we not have a Roma UN member state? Why are the Jews so privileged that the UN was convened to give them other people’s land?

          • Helen4Yemen

            Speaking of 99.9% – did you know that is the exact score the

            Ashkenazi receive when they do their DNA – 99.9% European!

            And 0% Middle Eastern. Tell me why this snow white European

            at 0% Middle East ancestry feels entitled to any piece of land in

            the Middle East?

        • Joseph Kelsall

          ‘Hasbaratics’

        • Helen4Yemen

          Why would the natives recognize land grabbing Europeans? Tell me how the snow-white Ashkenazi is entitled to any land in Palestine? Is it his grandmother’s land?

          • Seoigh

            Palestinians recognized Israel over twenty years ago, and you can check that out by reviewing the letter exchange between Arafat and Rabin (before a Jewish extremist murdered him) ….

          • Helen4Yemen

            Does anybody have any kind of survey on what % of Palestinian accept
            this foreign implant on their land?

          • Not a fan of Israel

            Maybe we all convert to Judaism, do the Aliyah thing and vote out the Zionist thugs? 🙂

          • you don’t need to convert to Judaism to participate in Israelian politics.

      • Helen4Yemen

        Why must the Arabs be forced to live side with alien Europeans
        when these Europeans could not live side by side with other
        Europeans? It is like forcing the Houthis to live side by side with Norwegians.

        Ridiculous!

      • Helen4Yemen

        You need to tell me where do the Bloomberg’s and Goldberg’s of Europe
        feel their entitlement to squat on Arab land comes from? From this:
        ….
        Numbers 33:55 If you don’t force out all the people there, they will be
        like pointed sticks in your eyes and thorns in your back. They will always
        be trouble for you, 56 and I will treat you as cruelly as I planned on
        treating them.

        • peepsqueek

          How did the entire Middle East become “Arab land”?

  • Yesh Prabhu

    Wow! The Israelis are getting bolder by the day. Just because Israel completed its fiftieth year of occupation of Palestine, it thinks it now owns the land, and so it does not occupy it!. Well, Tzipi Hotovely, drink a cup of coffee, wake up from your dream world, and read International news. You will find that the rest of the world thinks that Israel is occupying Palestine, and that the occupation is illegal. Don’t you know that the ICC is investigating Israel’s building of illegal settlements in Palestine and transferring its population to the occupied land, which is a War Crime?
    Yesh Prabhu, Bushkill, Pennsylvania

    • Ranuka C Perera

      No its that the isreal hated the rule of egypt and elier it was named and something else .. they left a prostitute only in that land

      • Sheryl Kimball

        What?

    • peepsqueek

      It appears that Israel took that territory and 20 years of conflict and in a defensive war with Jordan, which Jordan initiated. Jordan lost. No longer occupied by Jordan, Jews started to return.

      • Seoigh

        Educate yourself UN 242 states succinctly and clearly that no land taken in war goes to the victor regardless of whether it was an offensive or defensive war, don’t work like that no more….

        • peepsqueek

          In the 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.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Why is this white man on Arab land?
            That is the question that must be answered before any other.

          • peepsqueek

            This is not a question of color. The banner of Islam flies over 99.9% of the Middle East land mass, regardless of color. White Europeans have been in the Middle East and North Africa for thousands of years.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Yea, and they were all kicked out, were they not? The Italians, the British, the French, the Germans. But did anyone of them erected a flag and called it their own country? It was a colonial project and nobody pretended that it was not. But this last European of colonial settlers say he is a person of color – indigenous and to European like the rest of Europeans.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Are you saying saying Ashkenazi arrived to give the region a religious diversity?

          • Helen4Yemen

            Is it not a question of genetics when the Ashkenazi says the land is his ancestral land? If a Japanese says Palestine is his ancestral land, the Ashkenazi will tell him only Jews can claim that land to be their ancestral land.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Actually, the “Arab States” were trying to protect the people of Palestine from the murderous assault of the evil invader European ZioNazi thugs that had been ongoing for five months, before they declared that they were stealing Palestine from its indigenous people.

          • Seoigh

            I’ve read un 242 and am quite familiar with it, clearly you lack the ability to comprehend basic English, there was discrepancy in the French to English translation, but that does not (nor will it ever) change that NO land taken in a war regardless of whether it was offensive or defensive goes to the victor, get used to it….. Educate yourself and enough of the hasbarabot recycled tripe ……

          • Helen4Yemen

            What is the reason the Arabs want to attack a fake entity called
            “Israel”? Is not because this fake entity is a foreign implant that
            is squatting where it does not belong?

            Question: Would Lithuanians be denying the right of the snow white Jew to erect his state on his native land of Europe?

      • Helen4Yemen

        IT IS LIKE A BURGLAR SAYING HE ATTACKED THE HOMEOWNER IN SELF-DEFENSE! The Jordanians were home and did not come from Lithuania, Poland and Hungary.

  • Blokeabout

    Creating facts on the ground does not legitimize the theft. It compounds the crime.

  • Serge Roizman

    And she’s damn right about that !!!
    THERE IS NO OCCUPATION!!!!

    As would say Eugene Kontorovich in his seminal article “Israel, Palestine and Democracy”…
    “The Palestinians have developed an independent, self-regulating government that controls their lives as well as their foreign policy. Indeed, they have accumulated all the trappings of independence and have recently been recognized as an independent state by the United Nations. They have diplomatic relations with almost as many nations as Israel does. They have their own security forces, central bank, top-level Internet domain name, and a foreign policy entirely uncontrolled by Israel.

    The Palestinians govern themselves. To anticipate the inevitable comparison, this is not an Israeli-puppet “Bantustan.” From their educational curriculum to their television content to their terrorist pensions, they implement their own policies by their own lights without any subservience to Israel. They pass their own legislation, such as the measure prohibiting real estate transactions with Jews on pain of death. If Israel truly “ruled over” the Palestinians, all these features of their lives would be quite different. Indeed, the Bantustans never won international recognition because they were puppets. “The State of Palestine” just got a nod from the General Assembly because it is not.”
    The “occupation”? It ended 20 years ago!!!!
    In 1995, then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin withdrew Israel’s forces from the cities in Judea-Samaria (the West Bank) where 98% of the Palestinian Arabs reside. They pulled out of Nablus (Shechem), Jenin, Qalqilya, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Tulkarm, Jericho and almost all of Hebron. Later, they withdrew from 100% of Gaza.
    The Palestinian Authority took over all those areas. For the past 20 years, the PA has policed the streets, collected the garbage, issued the building permits, and administered the elections — that is, when the PA deigned to have elections at all. In Gaza, the PA ruled at first; today, Hamas is in charge there.
    The portion of Judea-Samaria that is completely ruled by the PA is called Area A. The PA also has civilian control over another portion of the territories, where Israel is still in charge of security. That’s called Area B. Altogether, the PA has full or partial control of 39% of the territories, and 98% of the Palestinian population, and Hamas rules 100% of the Gazans. There is no Israeli occupation of the Palestinians.
    The only debate now is over issues such as whether the PA should be given additional portions of the Israeli-controlled section of Judea-Samaria (area C), and whether the PA should become a sovereign, independent state that can import tanks, fighter jets, and Iranian “volunteers.”
    Let’s have that debate. Let’s debate the pros and cons of letting the Palestinian Authority have tanks. But Israel’s critics and defenders alike need to stop debating about an “occupation” that no longer exists.

    • Shaiful Bahrin Mahmod

      So even destroying the Palestinians houses in West Bank n their land taken is not called occupation?Being kicked out of their houses in Jerussalem is called what? Building more then 40 checkpoints within the area n totally controlling their movement, what do u call that?
      Ok…fine long story short. Why dont the Israelis go back to the 1967 border?

      • Serge Roizman

        No, It’s Not The Occupation, Stupid

        The entire history of the Arab-Israeli conflict is a history of Arabs putting Israel in a position from which it must defend itself, and then blaming Israel for the way it defends itself. This is true of the 1948 war, in which the armies of Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon and Iraq invaded the newly reconstituted state of Israel, and which is now commemorated as the “Nakba.” This was true of the 2014 Gaza war known as Operation Protective Edge, during which most of Israel was under relentless rocket attack, and its attempts to defend itself from those attacks were widely condemned as “disproportionate,” or as “murder” and “war crimes.”

        This is true, as well, of the violence that is being directed at Israel today. The violence is being blamed by some on the so-called “occupation,” but this ignores that Israel’s military presence in the West Bank is itself a defensive measure. During the 1967 war, Jordan, which then occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank, attacked the Israeli section of Jerusalem after Israel’s preemptive strike against Egypt. Israel recaptured the eastern part of the city, as well as the West Bank, only after that attack.

        The much-maligned checkpoints and separation barrier, the embodiments of the “occupation” to the anti-Israel crowd, are defensive measures as well. They were put in place in response to the Second Intifada that Arafat intentionally started, and have saved many lives.

        River to sea BDSTo say that the violence is caused by the “occupation,” or by the checkpoints or by the “Apartheid wall,” therefore, is to invert cause and effect. Israel’s military presence in the West Bank is the result of Arab violence against Israel, and not vice versa.

        Let’s bear in mind as well that Palestinian Arabs have already had three opportunities in this century alone — in 2000, in 2008, and in 2014 — to end what they call the occupation. In truth, they could probably end it at any time. If Abbas would credibly announce tomorrow that he was ready to accept the independence-for-peace offer made to him in 2008 and able to enforce its terms (credibly being a key component), I’d bet an awful lot that one of two things would happen: either Netanyahu would agree as well, or he’d be voted out and replaced with someone who would.

        So let’s get real, it’s not the so-called occupation.

        And note to John Kerry: accepting any one of those peace offers would have defined boundaries beyond which Israel would not be able to build. So it’s not the settlements either.

        Just as the Second Intifada was preceded by Arafat’s rejection of the 2000 offer at Camp David, the current terrorism was preceded by Abbas’s rejection of the US-proposed parameters in 2014. And while he rejected those parameters and has refused to negotiate since, Abbas has incited the current violence intentionally, just as Arafat intentionally started the Second Intifada.

        The cause of the violence is Palestinian refusal to compromise, Palestinian incitement, and western indulgence of that recalcitrance and incitement. That’s all.

        Mirabelle
        (A Zionist in exile, Mirabelle has, in past lives, been a lawyer, a skier, and a chef. Outside of Israel, her favorite place in the world is Sun Valley, Idaho.)

        • Not pro Israel

          Russian Jewish American and European Jews put themselves in the situation you moron. There were no Russian European American or polish Jewish people in Palestine before the conflict. When they came the conflict began. Are you so ignorant? Your your Israeli propaganda is weak why don’t you go and get a new piece of paper to write off of.

      • Helen4Yemen

        Why don’t the “Israelis” go home back to Poland and Lithuania?

        • Joseph Kelsall

          And, Brooklyn.

          • Helen4Yemen

            As Helen Thomas said … wherever else they came from.

            Amazing that the Ashkenazi who look indistinguishable
            from George Bush claim to be not Europeans but Middle Easterners.
            These are a people who do not know shame!

        • Shaiful Bahrin Mahmod

          Because they know even Europe doesnt want them there…

    • Not pro Israel

      When Jews can take your home. When Jews count you caloric intake. When Jews bomb your jids and steal land. When Meir Ettinger killed babies and walked.

      The poster here is a maggot

    • butters

      Serge just wants somebody to do for him and his. wont some accommodating soul take him up on his request?

    • Helen4Yemen

      Why not give them land in Poland? Why are these totally foreign snow
      white Jews in the Middle East?

      • peepsqueek

        Why don’t you just have everyone go back where they came from, and start history from scratch.

        • Helen4Yemen

          How many of the came pretending to be related to some hocus-pocus ancestors and seized land by force. The Ashenazi in Palestine is a land-grabbing European predator. You do not understand that?
          Is Palestine is auntie’s or grandmother’s land?

        • TecumsehUnfaced

          Then there would be no place to put the ZioNazi thugs. They certainly didn’t come from Europe, and you deny Europe, the only place where they demonstrably have ancestry. See how silly you are being?

          • Helen4Yemen

            It is as odd as a Japanese claiming to be Nigerian.

    • Helen4Yemen

      Did God promise “Judea” to snow white Europeans known as the Ashkenazi?

    • TecumsehUnfaced

      You’re being silly. What else are the European Ashkenazi doing in a Asian country like Palestine, other than occupying it?

    • Shaiful Bahrin Mahmod

      My questions still not answered yet..

      • Serge Roizman

        The entire history of the Arab-Israeli conflict is a history of Arabs putting Israel in a position from which it must defend itself, and then blaming Israel for the way it defends itself. This is true of the 1948 war, in which the armies of Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon and Iraq invaded the newly reconstituted state of Israel, and which is now commemorated as the “Nakba.” This was true of the 2014 Gaza war known as Operation Protective Edge, during which most of Israel was under relentless rocket attack, and its attempts to defend itself from those attacks were widely condemned as “disproportionate,” or as “murder” and “war crimes.”

        This is true, as well, of the violence that is being directed at Israel today. The violence is being blamed by some on the so-called “occupation,” but this ignores that Israel’s military presence in the West Bank is itself a defensive measure. During the 1967 war, Jordan, which then occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank, attacked the Israeli section of Jerusalem after Israel’s preemptive strike against Egypt. Israel recaptured the eastern part of the city, as well as the West Bank, only after that attack.

        The much-maligned checkpoints and separation barrier, the embodiments of the “occupation” to the anti-Israel crowd, are defensive measures as well. They were put in place in response to the Second Intifada that Arafat intentionally started, and have saved many lives.

        River to sea BDSTo say that the violence is caused by the “occupation,” or by the checkpoints or by the “Apartheid wall,” therefore, is to invert cause and effect. Israel’s military presence in the West Bank is the result of Arab violence against Israel, and not vice versa.

        Let’s bear in mind as well that Palestinian Arabs have already had three opportunities in this century alone — in 2000, in 2008, and in 2014 — to end what they call the occupation. In truth, they could probably end it at any time. If Abbas would credibly announce tomorrow that he was ready to accept the independence-for-peace offer made to him in 2008 and able to enforce its terms (credibly being a key component), I’d bet an awful lot that one of two things would happen: either Netanyahu would agree as well, or he’d be voted out and replaced with someone who would.

        So let’s get real, it’s not the so-called occupation.

        And note to John Kerry: accepting any one of those peace offers would have defined boundaries beyond which Israel would not be able to build. So it’s not the settlements either.

        Just as the Second Intifada was preceded by Arafat’s rejection of the 2000 offer at Camp David, the current terrorism was preceded by Abbas’s rejection of the US-proposed parameters in 2014. And while he rejected those parameters and has refused to negotiate since, Abbas has incited the current violence intentionally, just as Arafat intentionally started the Second Intifada.

        The cause of the violence is Palestinian refusal to compromise, Palestinian incitement, and western indulgence of that recalcitrance and incitement. That’s all.

        • Helen4Yemen

          Answer a simple question:

          Is the Ashkenazi European or not?
          If he is, what is wrong with his own Lithuanian and Hungarian soil?
          If he is not, please tell me what else he is.

    • John the Savage

      Right. So get all Israeli settlers and soldiers out of the WB and allow the Palestinians to set up a fully functional state there. Allow some sort of corridor between the WB and the Gaza Strip for the Palestinians. Then you can carry on bleating about “no occupation” “only Jewish state” “Hamas” “BDS” “existential threats” etc. And while you are at it, comply with international law, offer compensation for all damage inflicted from 1948 until now, and then you can even start talking about “the most moral army in the world”. And when you stop your politicians from saying things like “there’s no such thing as Palestinians” or “the Arabs hate the Jews more than they love their kids” not to mention all the Nazi references and outright race-related hatred from the ordinary Israeli on the street you can even say “we want peace”.

  • Mustacq Abdullah

    Now that Isräel is heading the corrupt UN Humanitarian Committee, they can lead discussion and debate as they please. And the agenda will read….
    1. Isräel is ours
    2. Isräel needs…
    3. Isräel want…
    ————

    ————–
    124. Isräel demands…
    125. Isräel……

  • TRG-42

    Genocide would be equally accurate.

    • peepsqueek

      If Palestinian Arabs have quadrupled their populations both inside and outside of is Israel proper since Israel became a state, then you cannot accurately call it a genocide.

      • Seoigh

        “Israel proper” at least you admit Israel is in belligerent occupation of the WB for the last fifty years, and it’s illegal annexation of East Jerusalem or the Syrian Golan heights is not recognized internationally……. Good lord that nasty witch Hotlovely has called for the genocide of Palestinians, apparently you think that’s acceptable….

        • peepsqueek

          After the Jordanians captured the “West Bank” including East Jerusalem in 1948, they forcibly evicted all Jewish residents who were rightfully there. They uprooted Jewish cemeteries, using the grave-markers for pavers and other projects. They destroyed almost every synagogue. Later, and the 1967 War, Jews rightfully started to return. Jews have lived in Judea and Samaria—the West Bank—since ancient times. The only time Jews have been prohibited from living in the territories in recent decades was during Jordan’s rule from 1948 to 1967.

          • Helen4Yemen

            NO JEWS LIVED IN PALESTINE PRIOR TO 1850 except for European squatters who arrived only a year earlier.

            “The Jewish element of the population numbers 76,000.

            Almost all have entered Palestine during the last 40 years.

            Prior to 1850 there were in the country only a handful of

            Jews. In the following 30 years a few hundreds came to

            Palestine.”

            https://en*wikipedia*org/wiki/Demographic_history_of_Palestine_(region)

            Replace * with .

          • peepsqueek

            The periodic removal of Jews from Gaza goes back at least to the Romans in 61 CE, followed much later by the Crusaders, Napoleon, the Ottoman Turks, the British and the contemporary Egyptians. However, Jews definitely lived in Gaza throughout the centuries, with a stronger presence in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Now once again, all Jews have been removed from Gaza in a peace effort to appease Hamas, which did not appease anyone.

            In 1948, Jordan illegally occupied Jerusalem and ethnically cleansed the Old City of every last Jew. Jewish people have always lived in Judea and Samaria—the West Bank

            In fact, the areas in dispute were never governed by an Arab Palestinian political entity, as none was established in 1949; “the Jordanian army occupied the West Bank, and the Egyptian army occupied the Gaza Strip.” Israel captured this territory when it was aggressed in 1967.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Why aren’t any Palestinian Jews listed as living in “Israel”.? There are Jews originating in Yemen, Iraq, Iran, but not Palestinian Jews. Because when Ashkenazi arrived in 1882, the Jews that he found on that land were recent immigrants from Europe and not indigenous Jews. Is that not true?

            http://cbs*gov*il/reader/shnaton/templ_shnaton_e*html

            replace * with dot

          • Helen4Yemen

            Why do you want to dilute the topic. Nobody is talking about Gaza. Palestine is not Gaza but all that land where the Palestinians lived before the white man arrived. There are no Jews who originate from Palestine or else the Zionist entity would have listed them as a group. The only Jews that the Ashkenazi found on that land were other white European squatters. Is that not true?

          • Helen4Yemen

            “Now once again, all Jews have been removed from Gaza in a peace effort to appease Hamas, which did not appease anyone.”
            ………….
            What percentage of those who were living in Gaza were European Ashkenazi?

          • Helen4Yemen

            “In 1948, Jordan illegally occupied Jerusalem and ethnically cleansed the Old City of every last Jew. ”

            Can you tell me what % of those living in Jerusalem were European Jews?

          • Helen4Yemen

            “Jewish people have always lived in Judea and Samaria—the West Bank”
            ………….

            They must all have been all European squatters who arrived in the 1850’s since there are no Palestinian Jews that the Ashkenazi found on that land.

            NO JEWS LIVED IN PALESTINE PRIOR TO 1850

            “The Jewish element of the population numbers 76,000.

            Almost all have entered Palestine during the last 40 years.

            Prior to 1850 there were in the country only a handful of

            Jews. In the following 30 years a few hundreds came to

            Palestine.”

            https://en*wikipedia*org/wiki/Demographic_history_of_Palestine_(region)

            Replace * with .

          • Helen4Yemen

            Crusaders ….. How many did they remove and where are those who were removed now?
            Napoleon ….. How many did they remove and where are those who were removed now?
            Ottoman Turks, ….. How many did they remove and where are those who were removed now?
            the British ….. How many did they remove and where are those who were removed now?
            Egyptians ….. How many did they remove and where are those who were removed now?

          • Helen4Yemen

            However, Jews definitely lived in Gaza throughout the centuries,
            How many native Jews did the Ashkenazi find in Gaza when he arrived in 1882?

            with a stronger presence in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
            Aha, you are speaking of the stampede by snow-white colonial settlers, right?

            Now once again, all Jews have been removed from Gaza
            You are speaking of the snow-white colonial settlers or did they include any Arab Jews?

            in a peace effort to appease Hamas, which did not appease anyone.
            A colonial settler arrives like a leech to suck it all.

          • Not a fan of Israel

            If you would take the time to read Breaking the Silence testimonies post-2005 Disengagement for the Gaza Strip, you might get a some idea of WHY militancy arose in the Strip. Israel did NOT stay out. It actively infiltrated and provoked the inhabitants. Still does.

          • TrevorD

            Yes…..

          • Helen4Yemen

            “They uprooted Jewish cemeteries, using the grave-markers for pavers and other projects.”

            Those must have been only European Ashkenazi graves as there were hardly any Jews living in Palestine.

          • TecumsehUnfaced

            Sorry, the European ZioNazi thugs never returned anywhere. The descendants of the ancient Judaic kingdoms, the Palestinians had never left. You lose again with your silly lies.

          • Not a fan of Israel

            Yes, it’s highly likely that modern non-Jewish Palestinians are the real descendants of the original Jewish population plus a very small minority of Jews. The rest of the Jews? They have no blood links to the region at all.

          • Helen4Yemen

            How is an Askenazi ever rightfully there? Where does his right come from? From his uncle Abraham of Ur?

          • Seoigh

            Since ancient times? Have you looked at any census held in Palestine prior to, during and just after Israel was ESTABLISHED? There was a SMALL percentage of Jews with an overwhelming majority of Muslims and Christians living Palestine and in fact they only owned six percent of the land in Israel when Israel was established, I’d try to brush up on a bit of your hasbara tripe, it’s not going to wash here. Speaking of being prohibited, how about them illegal Jewish only settlements (according to international law, the UN, EU, USA, Amnesty International, Geneva Conventions to which Israel is a high contracting party and the list goes on). I am glad you can at least recognize that it is a belligerent occupation of the WB by acknowledging it is the “territories” aka the occupied Palestinian Territories we are speaking of.
            Do you think it’s acceptable to have hundreds of mobile check points, roads that Palestinians (who are required to have different registration plates) are not permitted to drive upon? Have you looked at any of the laws that discriminate against Palestinians in Israel ? Or the fact that Palestinians living on their land (if it hasn’t been seized for “military exercises” by the idf prior to settlers stealing it to make a new illegal settlement can have their homes demolished at any time? Or maybe look at the fact that Jewish settlers living on illegal settlements that do not permit the Palestinian owners of the land they stole even visit a settlement let alone live there. Or how about the fact settlers are subject to civilian laws in the WB and Palestinians are still under illegal military law fifty years after Israel illegally took possession of the WB, so spare me your sanctimonious tripe, it’s nauseating hypocritical.

          • Helen4Yemen

            The reason that Jews owned almost 0% of Palestine was because there were no Jews living on that land prior to the 1850’s when Jews European Jews who lived on handouts arrived.

            Jewish land ownership in Palestine of total area of 26,323,000 dunums

            1882 ………..22,500 …… 0.1%
            1900 ……. .218,000 …… 0.8%
            1914 ………418,000 …… 1.6%
            1927 …….. 865,000 …… 3.2%
            1936 ….. 1,231,000 ….. 4.7%
            1945 ….. 1,588,365 …….6.0%
            1947 ….. 1,734,000 …… 6.6%

          • Helen4Yemen

            “After the Jordanians captured the “West Bank” including East Jerusalem in 1948, they forcibly evicted all Jewish residents who were rightfully there.”

            Since we know that there were no indigenous Palestinian Jews living on that land, they must have all been snow-white Europeans. can you tell me when those Europeans arrived? There were no Jews in Palestine prior to 1850 – period!

          • Helen4Yemen

            “Jews rightfully started to return. ”

            Please tell me how a person with 0% Middle East ancestry can “return” to the Middle East?

            Neil Gaiman:

            “According to 23andme, genetically I am
            99.6% Ashkenazi,
            0.3% unspecified European,
            0.1% East Asian. ”
            Total European = 99.9%
            Total Middle East = 0.0%
            https://twitter*com/neilhimself/status/278035051210498048

            replace * with .

          • Helen4Yemen

            “Jews have lived in Judea and Samaria—
            the West Bank—since ancient times. ”

            But Ashkenazi found no indigenous Jews on that

            land when he arrived for the first time ever in 1882.

            Those who found were worthless Europeans who

            were living on charity and waiting to die and be

            buried on that land.

          • Helen4Yemen

            DON’T YOU GET IT?

            There were no Jews living on that land prior to the 1850.
            Those that were living there were European discards who
            were living on charity and they were just waiting to die so
            they could be buried there. Is that not true?

          • Not a fan of Israel

            …so Israel will rebuild all the Palestinian villages they destroyed, correct?

          • peepsqueek

            Unfortunately, there was a lot of injustice to go around to everyday people on both sides and in every war. No one is going to undo all the injustice of history. With good leadership, there has been enough money poured into the area to resolve many of the issues that have lingered generation after generation. By today’s standards, villages would have to be built with proper roads and consturction, plumbing, electricity, fresh water supply, sewage treatment, and many other elements that did not exist in the original villages. That money unfortunately gets squandered by Palestinian leadership. They could have built much better villages throughout the decades, instead of investing in the destruction of Israel.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Yea, both sides, one who arrived as a burglar and the other

            native. Europe did the injustice to the Ashkenazi, let Europe

            provide them with land to erect their state.

          • Not a fan of Israel

            It might help if Palestinians could actually obtain building permits.

      • peter

        The systematic killing of people(genocide) has nothing to do with population numbers, peep.

        • peepsqueek

          Palestinian Arabs living in Israel have a longer life expectancy than Americans living in America or Arabs living in other Arab Countries. You can find those statistics in most any world almanac or world statistics.

          • Helen4Yemen

            Why are you scared to say the word “Palestinian” without pairing it with “Arab”? What other kinds of Palestinian are there except for Arab. We do not say ‘Yemeni Arabs” or “Egyptian Arabs” because it is redundant. You say it because after saying the land was vacant makes you feel ashamed to even admit there are indeed a people that lived on that land.

            I have a deal for you: let snow white go back to his Lithuania and Poland and the Palestinians will manage their own life expectancy. Deal?

      • TecumsehUnfaced

        You murderous ZioNazi thugs had the same problem with the Palestinians that the British had with the Irish: They bred faster than you could kill them.

  • Not pro Israel

    I hate Israel, I want to kill every pro-israel person in America. They are the reason my nation is falling apart.

    • Joseph Kelsall

      Time wounds all heels – John Lennon
      And, Israel is no different.

      • Helen4Yemen

        Did the snow-whiter Europeans take any of your land?

        Give me one reason why these Europeans feel they belong on that land?

        • Joseph Kelsall

          There isn’t one. You misinterpreted the import of my post.

  • Ranuka C Perera

    To tell you the fact realist left only a prostitute in the land now called Palestine they didn’t like the way it had been rules by the Egyptians …becasue Israelite were slave of the rulers .. Then they named now they call it Palestine earlier the promise land …. This is what happened so it cannot be illegal occupation .. you see …

    • Helen4Yemen

      THE EXODUS: DOES ARCHAEOLOGY HAVE A SAY?
      BY STEPHEN GABRIEL ROSENBERG APRIL 14, 2014

      The Exodus is so fundamental to us and our Jewish sources that it is embarrassing that there is no evidence outside of the Bible to support it.

      The short answer is “no.” The whole subject of the Exodus is embarrassing to archaeologists. The Exodus is so fundamental to us and our Jewish sources that it is embarrassing that there is no evidence outside of the Bible to support it. So we prefer not to talk about it, and hate to be asked about it.

      For the account in the Torah is the basis of our people’s creation, it is the basis of our existence and it is the basis of our important Passover festival and the whole Haggada that we recite on the first evening of this festival of freedom. So that makes archaeologists reluctant to have to tell our brethren and ourselves that there is nothing in Egyptian records to support it. Nothing on the slavery of the Israelites, nothing on the plagues that persuaded Pharaoh to let them go, nothing on the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea, nothing.

      Nothing at all. There are three Pharaohs who said they got rid of the hated foreigners, but nothing to say who the foreigners were, and no Pharaoh is named as having persecuted foreign slaves or suffered unspeakable plagues.

      http://jpost*com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/The-Exodus-Does-archaeology-have-a-say-348464

      replace * with dot

  • Seoigh

    The Israeli Supreme Court has has ruled that Israel is in a belligerent occupation of the WB and nothing anyone in Israel says changes that fact. She’s called for genocide against Palestinians in a Facebook quote that got thousands of likes “It is a call for genocide because it declares that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and justifies its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure” reprehensible snake she is…

  • baruchzed

    Listen you genocidal psychopath…the whole world, except for a few zionists, knows what Israel is doing. Your word games change nothing. This mass murdering monster belongs in prison for the rest of her days.

  • Helen4Yemen

    Saying “Israel” has the right to defend itself is like
    saying the burglar had the right to defend himself.

  • Plantiful

    Looks like an occupation to me, even with the the illegal building of settlements for the occupying citizen squatters.

  • Helen4Yemen

    Why is the snow white Ashkenazi on Arab land? Does he

    regard it to be his grandmother’s land? That is the question

    that must be answered before any other.

  • Verdant_One

    ZIONISTAN is defaming Jacob (who struggled with Monotheism and was given the title of ISis ah-men RA and ELohem – common knowledge of three Gods)

  • Not a fan of Israel

    Well, let’s change it to Ethnic Cleansing then……

  • Not a fan of Israel

    I wonder how Jews would have reacted if the non-Jewish Palestinians had formed a State in 1948 and then proceeded to treat Jews as we currently see Palestinians being treated?

  • Watchman for Truth

    These Eastern European Talmudic rabbi, Babylonian brainwashed children of the devil don’t recognize the international community’s ruling of 50+years of genocide, mass murder and illegal occupation of true Semitic people of Palestine. Having convinced their sick twisted arrogant minds that they are Jews which they are not nor are they or ever have been true Semites by blood, heritage or DNA proven by Jewish scientists yet they choose through blatant arrogance to dominate, control the UN narrative with threats, intimidation and murder with their Mossad spies of anyone that dares to expose their compulsive lies and utter arrogance. Israel now pushing US/NATO to preemptively nuclear strike Iran, their glorious arrogant end days are near. They will soon learn to humble themselves before Almighty God the divine Creator and beg for His mercy when all of Israel is overtaken by a two hundred million man army, the God and Magog war!.

  • Moh Moss

    THE ILLEGAL STATE OF ISRAHELL IS ONLY ^( YEARS OLD OF OCCUPATION,GENOCIDE,AND ROBBERY OF PALESTINIANS LAND AND RESOURCES. ISRAEL IS A NAME OF A MAN NOT A LAND< ISRAHELL WAS GIVEN TO ZIONIST TERRORIST ILLEGALLY BY THE BRITISH.

  • Helen4Yemen

    “Tzipi Hotovely”

    What a people! New language and new names!

  • Helen4Yemen

    Does the Lithuanian woman with a brand new Hebrew
    name feel that somehow she has been transformed
    from European to Middle Eastern because she left
    behind her ‘Bloomberg’ and ‘Goldberg’ names?

  • Helen4Yemen

    As The Arabs See The Jews – His Majesty King Abdullah

    The American Magazine November, 1947

    Our position is so simple and natural that we are amazed it should

    even be questioned. It is exactly the same position you in America

    take in regard to the unhappy European Jews. You are sorry for them,

    but you do not want them in your country. We do not want them in ours,

    either. Not because they are Jews, but because they are foreigners. We

    would not want hundreds of thousands of foreigners in our country, be

    they Englishmen or Norwegians or Brazilians or whatever.