This is a stiff reminder of the history of the Palestinian cause. We have forgotten just how poorly populated nineteenth century
actually was. Ancient irrigation systems had been abandoned in the reduction of Palestine Judea in the time of the Romans and the resulting collapse was never reversed for almost two thousand years.
Jewish immigration began changing all that by the simple expedient of purchasing near waste land and making it productive. Twentieth century scientific agriculture and modernism achieved the rest to produce a presently highly productive land.
That was actually never an issue. As mentioned, the resident Arabs welcomed this influx of money and enterprise as the Jewish community was extant throughout the
The real toxin was the introduction of the anti-Semitic virus brought on and supported by the Nazis which joined with fundamentalist Islam to form a focus for their hatreds and also their ambitions.
It has never been removed and it continues to distort ideas and politics throughout the
Middle East. Has anyone ever asked why it is even possible for such thinking to exist in ? One can understand Medieval Europe and perhaps later the Eastern lands were the community became the commercial servants to the landholders. Iran
I have no sense in the historical record that Judaism got treatment different from any other nonbeliever and that Islam depended mostly on economic persuasion to force coercion. That was why the communities survived down through the centuries.
Perhaps, we are still fighting the Second World War through a different set of proxies.
What has happened in the past half century is that Jews have been forced to leave Arab countries and many other areas, massively increasing the population of
and this has progressively changed the facts on the ground. Sheer strength has prevented another outright war of any scale for thirty years outside of incursions aimed at suppressing indiscriminate bombardment. It is in its own way stable while Israel waits for their enemies to sort themselves out. Israel
New Israeli Settlements in the West Bank:
Middle East Peace?: Not in Our Lifetime
Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
"There were no such thing as Palestinians. When was there an independent Palestinian people with a Palestinian state? It was either southern
Syria before the First World War, and then it was a Palestine including . It was not as though there was a Palestinian people in Jordan considering itself as a Palestinian people and we came and threw them out and took their country away from them. They did not exist. " Palestine
Sunday Times, 1969-06-15; The
Israel has lived daily with many 911's, at the hands of terrorist threats within and terrorist threats without and has learned very harsh lessons that America with its one singular 911 terrorist attack is now only beginning to have an inkling of; what is Israel's true attitude about the Palestinians?
The false legend of an Arab Palestinian nation is a myth created and marketed worldwide.
There is no spoken or written language known as Palestinian, or any Palestinian culture distinct from that of all the Arabs in the
There has never been a sovereign land known as
"Palestinians" are Arabs completely indistinguishable from Arabs throughout the entire
The predominant Arab population in this contested area, in truth, migrated into
When the political rebirth of
In documents over hundred years old, the area contested and now over populated was always described as a very scarcely populated region.
Jews were by far historically the majority living in
Up to the
All of these Palestinians have come from other Arab countries who should now repatriate them.
All of the Arab leaders there, including the past so called Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Arafat , was not a "Palestinian", but was born in
The famous "Palestinian covenant" states that Palestinians are originally "an integral part of the Arab nations" -- nations with a sparsely populated land mass 660 times the size of tiny
The operative word is "sparse"
Arab sovereignty claims over Israel should be seen for their one real stated intention, the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state, the one and only democracy and true foundation of the Judeo-Christian civilization in the Middle East.
Palestinians have no legitimate claims to be even called "Palestinians" let alone have any legitimate claims to any territories within.
The Israeli government should in my opinion pack all of them all up lock, stock and barrel and deport them, deposit them in neighboring so-called sympathetic Arab abundant lands.
It is true that the Jews' claims to this land are indeed Biblical; that is their clear argument regardless of whether it is legitimized in your mind or in my mind.
The Jews were indeed a predominate majority in that contested land, who became "Israelis", as such, only when the United Nations gave them that national identity.
These newly nationalized Jews begged their Arabs neighbors who lived there to remain with them and to build a homeland with them.
But, the Arab Mufti leaders demanded that all Arabs should leave all their properties and that they should return armed, en masse, to wrest it from the Jews' hands; when these Arabs did this, when they left, they, in the newly defending Israeli's mind set, relinquished all rights to their previous lands.
It was only then, at that point, that Jews took up arms to defend their new homeland
I should expect, in any skewed and stilted comparison of this
Palestinians are not the only group of Arabs devoted to eliminating the Jewish State of
What Ahmadinajad has said about
This monster is now in the process of developing
Israeli youngsters do not strap toy explosives to their chests the way Palestinian youngsters do, trained by their adults in rehearsal for future suicide bomb attacks. Arabs hate us; do we hate them?
"Hate" has nothing to do with Israeli political thinking.
To have ANY sense of "peace", we must have a political 'partner', in peace, and the current "Palestinian" 'partner' simply isn't a suitable ' partner'' in any negotiated sense of the word 'peace' as at this point in time their only political desire is the Jews' destruction and the destruction of the Jewish state.
Israelis do indeed believe and echo, that only perhaps after several successive generations of 'Palestinians' shall we find that we may indeed have found such a suitable 'partner' required for that Israeli much sought after peace; any other belief in a peace, now, is delusional, given their unqualified murderous intent to our nation.
So a fallacy of any argument that
We used to think of the Communist Russians as our true cultural enemies, but their culture is and always has been much like ours.
Russians go to churches(when allowed to ), love making money, have a healthy disrespect for religious fanatics of all ilks, they frequent cafes, believe in evolution, drink alcohol ; especially vodka, they go to operas and party with gorgeous babes.
In many ways their culture is not and has never been a threat because they are so very much aligned with what
The real cultural enemies of our nation's culture and our nation are the fundamentalist islamics who want to exterminate us as well as our culture and replace it with theirs.
Much like the Kamikaze death pilots of WW2, Islamic fundamentalists are unafraid of death within the context of Jihad, in perpetrating their so called cultural superiority.
They want to dress our women, like they force their women to, in bee-keeper outfits, to indoctinate free thinking and replace Democracy with mindless rote religion, to kill all infidels who do not subscribe to their religious fanaticism, to eliminate all eating of pork as well as to stop any drinking of alcohol and smoking.
This is a real cultural war and illustrates the insanity of embracing any state enforced religion that dictates watching beheading, in a public stadium, as fun on a Saturday night, for crimes of minor infractions of their religious laws.
I conclude with a quote that the leader of
"Netanyahu Speech at UN
By William Light
on Monday, September 27, 2010
'Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Nearly 62 years ago, the United Nations recognized the right of the Jews, an ancient people 3,500 years-old, to a state of their own in their ancestral homeland.
I stand here today as the Prime Minister of
The United Nations was founded after the carnage of World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust. It was charged with preventing the recurrence of such horrendous events.
Nothing has undermined that central mission more than the systematic assault on the truth. Yesterday the President of
Last month, I went to a villa in a suburb of
A day before I was in Wannsee, I was given in
This June, President Obama visited the
And what of the
Yesterday, the man who calls the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium. To those who refused to come here and to those who left this room in protest, I commend you. You stood up for moral clarity and you brought honor to your countries.
But to those who gave this Holocaust-denier a hearing, I say on behalf of my people, the Jewish people, and decent people everywhere: Have you no shame? Have you no decency?
A mere six decades after the Holocaust, you give legitimacy to a man who denies that the murder of six million Jews took place and pledges to wipe out the Jewish state.
What a disgrace! What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations! Perhaps some of you think that this man and his odious regime threaten only the Jews. You're wrong.
History has shown us time and again that what starts with attacks on the Jews eventually ends up engulfing many others.
This Iranian regime is fueled by an extreme fundamentalism that burst onto the world scene three decades ago after lying dormant for centuries. In the past thirty years, this fanaticism has swept the globe with a murderous violence and cold-blooded impartiality in its choice of victims. It has callously slaughtered Moslems and Christians, Jews and Hindus, and many others. Though it is comprised of different offshoots, the adherents of this unforgiving creed seek to return humanity to medieval times.
Wherever they can, they impose a backward regimented society where women, minorities, gays or anyone not deemed to be a true believer is brutally subjugated. The struggle against this fanaticism does not pit faith against faith nor civilization against civilization.
It pits civilization against barbarism, the 21st century against the 9th century, those who sanctify life against those who glorify death.
The primitivism of the 9th century ought to be no match for the progress of the 21st century. The allure of freedom, the power of technology, the reach of communications should surely win the day. Ultimately, the past cannot triumph over the future. And the future offers all nations magnificent bounties of hope. The pace of progress is growing exponentially.
It took us centuries to get from the printing press to the telephone, decades to get from the telephone to the personal computer, and only a few years to get from the personal computer to the internet.
What seemed impossible a few years ago is already outdated, and we can scarcely fathom the changes that are yet to come. We will crack the genetic code. We will cure the incurable. We will lengthen our lives. We will find a cheap alternative to fossil fuels and clean up the planet.
I am proud that my country
But if the most primitive fanaticism can acquire the most deadly weapons, the march of history could be reversed for a time. And like the belated victory over the Nazis, the forces of progress and freedom will prevail only after an horrific toll of blood and fortune has been exacted from mankind. That is why the greatest threat facing the world today is the marriage between religious fanaticism and the weapons of mass destruction.
The most urgent challenge facing this body is to prevent the tyrants of
Will it take action against the dictators who stole an election in broad daylight and gunned down Iranian protesters who died in the streets choking in their own blood? Will the international community thwart the world's most pernicious sponsors and practitioners of terrorism?
Above all, will the international community stop the terrorist regime of
The people of
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The jury is still out on the United Nations, and recent signs are not encouraging. Rather than condemning the terrorists and their Iranian patrons, some here have condemned their victims. That is exactly what a recent UN report on
For eight long years, Hamas fired from
In 2005, hoping to advance peace,
Instead we got an Iranian backed terror base fifty miles from Tel Aviv. Life in Israeli towns and cities next to
became a nightmare. You see, the Hamas rocket attacks not only continued, they increased tenfold. Again, the UN was silent. Gaza
Finally, after eight years of this unremitting assault,
That was no easy task because the terrorists were firing missiles from homes and schools, using mosques as weapons depots and ferreting explosives in ambulances. Israel , by contrast, tried to minimize casualties by urging Palestinian civilians to vacate the targeted areas.
We dropped countless flyers over their homes, sent thousands of text messages and called thousands of cell phones asking people to leave. Never has a country gone to such extraordinary lengths to remove the enemy's civilian population from harm's way.
Yet faced with such a clear case of aggressor and victim, who did the UN Human Rights Council decide to condemn?
By these twisted standards, the UN Human Rights Council would have dragged Roosevelt and Churchill to the dock as war criminals. What a perversion of truth. What a perversion of justice.
Delegates of the United Nations,
Will you accept this farce?
Because if you do, the United Nations would revert to its darkest days, when the worst violators of human rights sat in judgment against the law-abiding democracies, when Zionism was equated with racism and when an automatic majority could declare that the earth is flat.
If this body does not reject this report, it would send a message to terrorists everywhere: Terror pays; if you launch your attacks from densely populated areas, you will win immunity. And in condemning
The same UN that cheered
We must know the answer to that question now. Now and not later. Because if
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Any time an Arab leader genuinely wanted peace with us, we made peace. We made peace with
We ask the Palestinians to finally do what they have refused to do for 62 years: Say yes to a Jewish state. Just as we are asked to recognize a nation-state for the Palestinian people, the Palestinians must be asked to recognize the nation state of the Jewish people. The Jewish people are not foreign conquerors in the
Inscribed on the walls outside this building is the great Biblical vision of peace: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. They shall learn war no more." These words were spoken by the Jewish prophet Isaiah 2,800 years ago as he walked in my country, in my city, in the hills of Judea and in the streets of
We are not strangers to this land. It is our homeland. As deeply connected as we are to this land, we recognize that the Palestinians also live there and want a home of their own. We want to live side by side with them, two free peoples living in peace, prosperity and dignity.
But we must have security. The Palestinians should have all the powers to govern themselves except those handful of powers that could endanger
That is why a Palestinian state must be effectively demilitarized. We don't want another
We want peace.
I believe such a peace can be achieved. But only if we roll back the forces of terror, led by
Over seventy years ago, Winston Churchill lamented what he called the "confirmed unteachability of mankind," the unfortunate habit of civilized societies to sleep until danger nearly overtakes them.
Churchill bemoaned what he called the "want of foresight, the unwillingness to act when action will be simple and effective, the lack of clear thinking, the confusion of counsel until emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong."
I speak here today in the hope that Churchill's assessment of the "unteachability of mankind" is for once proven wrong.
I speak here today in the hope that we can learn from history -- that we can prevent danger in time.
In the spirit of the timeless words spoken to Joshua over 3,000 years ago, let us be strong and of good courage. Let us confront this peril, secure our future and, God willing, forge an enduring peace for generations to come. "