I haven't been here for quite a while
Last night, I watched this ridiculous programme on CNN :
The crux of the matter : Should Israel disappear - God forbid - the whole world will become Muslim. It is Israel that is the bulwark and the resistance, but some people don't know this and just don't understand.
David Ben-Gurion : If I were an Arab leader I would never make peace with Israel :
"I don't understand your optimism. Why should the Arabs make peace? If I was an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country. Sure God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, but two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that? They may perhaps forget in one or two generations' time, but for the moment there is no chance. So, it's simple: we have to stay strong and maintain a powerful army. Our whole policy is there. Otherwise the Arabs will wipe us out." (David Ben-Gurion)
Islamic eschatology : In the final war between the Muslims and the Jews, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees - and the rocks and trees will say to the Muslim jihadists, "there is a Jew hiding behind me, please come and kill him!"
ISIS for example would like to precipitate the fulfilment of such ahadith. I sometimes wonder where General Buhari & the Nigerian Muslim faithfuls would stand if such a grand final battle were to come to begin on the 21st of October this year should the Amir al-Mu'minin call for reinforcements...
Palestinian difficulties: Adviser to the President of the Palestinian Authority - Husam Zomlot
The Jewish State (Converts to Orthodox Judaism today, have a right to emigrate to Israel)
And yet, the charge-sheet against little Israel is voluminous. How does one deal with this matter? I too have been worried no end. Has anyone else read the whole report, so that we know what we are talking about ? The checkpoints, yes, admittedly a necessary security measure - extremely inconvenient to the peaceful, law-abiding Palestinians who nevertheless might be sympathetic to the terrorists, but without such security checkpoints and the security barriers, at this late stage of diminishing land on which a Palestinian state would be feasible, unchecked, the terrorists, suicide-bombers of the third Intifada, al-Qaeda, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade,Islamic Jihad etc. would just breeze in from Gaza City, Hebron, Jenin, Ramallah, Nablus, blow up a few Israelis, some choice infrastructure and then return home safely to celebrate.
So what should be the alternative to the checkpoints?
I can think of an alternative that would be pleasing to the Pals: The settlements should all be dismantled and the settlers, (in Judea and Samaria/ the West Bank) especially those from Poland, Belarus, France, the United States, Ukraine, Russia, the UK, Mexico, Sweden etc. could all pack their bags, pack up for good and go back to from where they came.
But war of course is not like a game of chess. You lose the Six Day War , you put the pieces back on the board - where they were before the War/game started and start a new war game all over again, from zero...
Consider: During Saddam's reign of terror, Saddam a hater of the Kurds and the Shia was never accused of Apartheid. Neither have the dhimmi policies of Majority Muslim rule or the plight of Christians in some of such Muslim countries resulted in the UN making such reports whether it be Sudan, Yemen, or wherever.
But there is an exceptional country like Morocco where Sunni Muslims and Jews can become citizens!
Consider : The 1.5 million Arabs who are Israeli citizens are said (by themselves) to be among the happiest and freest people in the world.
All the joint Arab Wars against Israel have had only one aim in view: to subdue the Jews, reduce them to Dhimmitude and to bring all Jews under majority Muslim rule. Nowadays, some of the belligerent enemies of Israel talk about annihilation, genocide, a second Holocaust - Iran's Ahmadinejad did infamously boast - God forbid - about wiping out Israel. So Israel's policy has to be - inevitably, with help from Hashem and a little help from the United States and Russia : stand firm or feed worm
The vile accusation of Apartheid being levelled against Israel is calculated to pull an emotional trigger in all human beings who - naturally - are disgusted about any kind of institutionalised, devil's Nazi Master Race ideology being imposed on the rest of humanity. Revulsion is not strong enough a word - because revulsion by itself is not enough - the one who is revolted has to do something about it; writing poetry is not enough- as Adorno said , "to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric" - and this of course means many things.
On the 22nd of March last week, I zapped through this book at the Royal Library : Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal: Milton Viorst . Of course, there has been a slew of such books these past two decades, however, like Trump, there must be many among us who think that The New York Times is not to be relied on, is not the Bible , nor are their journalists and seers of the same status as the holy prophets, prophetesses and faithful followers, settlers and pioneers who beat their chests in unison and chime, "God gave us the land!" ( I doubt that the Apartheidist Boers who came to South Africa from Europe made any such claims)
A good question for the religious nutters is, did God give the land unconditionally? The Bible thumpers among them will refer you to Devarim / Deuteronomy 28 : 1- 64 the sections of the Torah which contains the Blessings and the curses and the very pious among the followers of the Prophet Moses will quote profusely, the Commandment to be kind to the stranger (because Jews/ Israel were once strangers, as "guests" in Egypt) the only problem being of course that today , sometimes, the stranger does not want to be kind to you, nor does he/ she see any reason why she should be.
Read Article 11 of the Hamas Charter and you will understand that as far as Hamas is concerned, Ariel Sharon could have unilaterally moved Israel and each and every Jew out of Gaza, lock, stock, and barrel but as far as Article 11 of the Hamas Covenant is concerned , Gaza is but a crumb and the fact is that Hamas believes that the whole of Israel . i.e. ALL THE LAND Of ISRAEL belongs to the Palestinians as per Article 11 of the Hamas Covenant:
The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for Moslem generations until Judgement Day. This being so, who could claim to have the right to represent Moslem generations till Judgement Day?
This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Moslems consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the Day of Judgement.
It happened like this: When the leaders of the Islamic armies conquered Syria and Iraq, they sent to the Caliph of the Moslems, Umar bin-el-Khatab, asking for his advice concerning the conquered land - whether they should divide it among the soldiers, or leave it for its owners, or what? After consultations and discussions between the Caliph of the Moslems, Omar bin-el-Khatab and companions of the Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, it was decided that the land should be left with its owners who could benefit by its fruit. As for the real ownership of the land and the land itself, it should be consecrated for Moslem generations till Judgement Day. Those who are on the land, are there only to benefit from its fruit. This Waqf remains as long as earth and heaven remain. Any procedure in contradiction to Islamic Sharia, where Palestine is concerned, is null and void.
"Verily, this is a certain truth. Wherefore praise the name of thy Lord, the great Allah." (The Inevitable - verse 95).
Do you see a problem here?
Patience gentlemen, we move closer every day
Patience gentlemen, the stone will soon give way
Temperamentally -I am like Fathi Hammad. I am not of a shuffering and shmiling nature. Not only Cornelius but the whole world has enormous sympathy for the Palestinian people who are being oppressed in the West Bank and are locked in, in Gaza. In 1986 I was present at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs in Stockholm, an audience of about thirty people, to listen to Rashad al-Shawwa an ex-mayor of Gaza and saw him shed real tears as he appealed to the Swedish Government to help his Palestinian People build a harbour in Gaza, and to help the farmers in Gaza to export their flowers and their tomatoes which were piled up and rotting, even as he spoke. This I should strongly urge should be done ( with no weapons flowing in of course). I for one do not believe in the BDS movement but I do believe that the better fight is for the right of Palestinians to export their produce, the sweat of their brows
What says God the Almighty, about this matter?
How to arrive at cordial relations between the two nations?
To stop incitement and to go to the negotiating table is one option. Another option is full-scale war - and war is not like a game of chess. After a war you do not put the pieces back, where they were, once before.
All of the above is sincerely said.
On Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:29:00 UTC+1, Emeagwali, Gloria (History) wrote:
Take that Cornelius!
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