The Legends of Lies.
Steven Shamrak (part1)
Most people of this planet do
not care or even know about Israel and Jews. Many of them
receive glimpses of information about the Arab-Israel conflict from the
accidental reports they hear on radio, TV or newspaper headlines.
Unfortunately, under bombardment from the modern media, some of them have
adopted the main stream ‘understanding’ of the issue, but still they do not
care about the factual truth behind reports. Even many members of the Jewish
tribe, who are still suffering from the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
inflicted on Jewish people during two millennia of living in exile and
persecution by Christians and Muslims, have become believers of these opinions,
continuously propagated by the world press and Western
governments who are oblivious to danger of Islamic expansion. Strangely, the
fake opinions about the Arab-Israel conflict have not been refuted by the
string of Israel’s governments or the Jewish
leadership of the Diaspora.
The term “legend” would be
more appropriate than “opinion” in relation to the world attitude toward the
Arab-Israel conflict! Quite often, legends are based on deliberate lies and
created through distortion of the details of historical facts which with time
people have forgotten and/or do not care about. Most often legends are
deliberately created to support a political agenda. In the case of the
Arab-Israel conflict it is the destruction of Israel. Enemies of Jews, not just
Arabs, through distortion of public memory of factual historic reality, have
managed to forge a fake nation and generate doubt about Israel’s legitimacy.
As the evil Nazi, but at the
same time talented propagandist, Joseph Goebbels
said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually
come to believe it.” That is what the enemies of the Jews and of the Jewish
state have been doing quite consistently and successfully for many decades.
They have done it so skilfully that even some Jewish Zionists started using
some of their terminology or began to resign to the artificially created
illegal status quo – ugly and unfair to Jews reality!
There are three major lies
about the Arab-Israel conflict. Throughout the years they have gone through
many metamorphoses and became first legends and later were transformed into a
commonly known ‘truth’:
Israel was created due to European
guilt because of Holocaust:
The modern Zionist movement
emerged at the end of the 19th century with the goal of creating Eretz-Israel, the Land of Israel – a Jewish state on the
Jewish ancestral land. In July 1922 the League of Nations entrusted Great Britain with the Palestine Mandate,
recognizing “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine.”
The Palestine Mandate was created
exclusively for the benefit of the Jewish People, just the same as other
mandates were intended for the creation of Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries.
Palestinians are a nation.
Since Jews were dispersed from
Judea and Samaria by the Romans 2000 years ago,
there were no kingdom or an independent country established in the land of Israel. As the Jews came back and drained the swamps, made
the deserts bloom
and developed industries - Arabs, Muslims from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cherkesians, Turkmenians and Egyptians
followed. They came for jobs, for prosperity and were encouraged to migrate by the region’s controlling powers, Ottoman and
British, in order to prevent the creation of
the Jewish state. For a political reason, they began identifying themselves as
Palestinian people only in 1964, on the initiative of Egyptian-born Yasser Arafat.
Israel is the occupier of
The Palestinian Mandate
(Article 5) clearly stipulated that "no
Palestine territory (designated for the Jewish state) shall be ceded
or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any
This means that the United Kingdom had illegally ceded the
Trans-Jordan to the refugees from the Saudi Arabian Peninsula. And the United
Nation’s partition plan of the remaining parts of Palestine in 1947 was also illegal. In
addition, in spite of the fact that the partition plan was devised to sabotage
the creation of the Jewish homeland (the creation of two states on six ugly
triangles – a completely unworkable political map). Te Arabs rejected it!
Therefore, they lost any legal standing on the land. They knew it and that is one
reason why seven Muslim states declared the war on Israel in 1948!
But no one is interested in facts nowadays
or ever, especially where Jews are concerned. After 60 years of anti-Israel
propaganda, facts are forgotten and distorted, legality is brushed a side and a
new reality is forged, the same old ugliness only with a new ‘politically
correct’ phoney face. Where is the Jewish leadership with the courage to dispel
those ugly legends?