In just 50 years, almost a million Jews, whose communities stretch back 3,000 years, have been 'ethnically cleansed' from 10 Arab countries. These refugees outnumber the Palestinian refugees up to 4 times to 1, but their narrative has all but been ignored. Unlike Palestinian refugees, they fled not war, rather systematic persecution. Seen in this light, Israel, where some 50 percent of the Jewish population descend from these refugees and are now full citizens.
Iran was once an ally of Israel, but now the Islamic Republic of Iran is an implacable enemy and numbers of Iranian Jews have fallen drastically from 80,000 to less than 10,000 since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
“Jews lived happily together with Muslims and in harmony before Israel was established.”
How many times have you heard this said?
The pre-1948 ‘massacre map’ of Jews by Muslims in this article should not be considered exhaustive, but it does go back to the 7th century, when Mohammed’s followers massacred Jewish tribes in Arabia. It reminds us that Jews were murdered in Spain in 1066, in spite of the ‘Andalusian Golden Age’. The cluster of explosive dots over Morocco recalls that relationships between Jews and Muslims during the 19th century were not always clear sailing. (Please, click on the heading/link above to see the map and a compiled list of the massacres of Jews committed by Muslims through the history.)
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Instead of fighting Jewish patriots, some of whom, out of frustration with the government’s apathy and inaction, have indeed acted stupidly, the Israeli government must develop and implement a plan of how to reunite Eretz-Israel and remove the enemy population from Jewish land.
Netanyahu flatly refused to hold a conversation and consultation on the appointment, due to his claim that it is inappropriate to appoint a new Chief of Staff during an election period. However, after the announcement of the appointment of General Herzi Halevi to the post, Netanyahu warmly congratulated him on Twitter.
The Iranian response reopened the issue of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) investigations that the US, Britain, France and Germany) thought had been solved already. "The Iranian response can only be read as they do not want to close this deal - when we were so close, for the first time in 18 months," said an EU official. (Hasn't it been clear all these years, since the beginning of the negotiation of the first agreement? Iran has been playing for time to develop its nuclear bomb. All these ‘Israel-loving’ countries are perfectly aware of this.)
Israel Purchasing Four Refuelling Planes
Israel signed a $927 million purchase order for four Boeing (BA.N) KC-46A aerial refuelling tankers, with deliveries due to begin in 2025. Should Israel conduct a strike on Iran, which is more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) away, the air force would need such advanced refuelling capabilities. (The delivery date is problematic. Israel needs aerial refuelling planes now.)
Hours after Islamic Jihad operative Khalil Awawdeh announced he was ending his months-long hunger strike due to a promise from the Israeli government that he will be released from administrative detention within the next few weeks, some 1,000 Palestinian prisoners are planning to launch a mass hunger strike. PA officials encourage the Palestinian public to “unite around our prisoners and detainees in their heroic system, which will enter the phase of a real challenge… with the start of a hunger strike.”
During their phone meeting, the Israeli prime minister was reportedly concerned about how the rumoured revival of the Iran Nuclear Deal might not deter the Iranians from securing enough nuclear materials for a fully functional bomb. "The President underscored US commitment to never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon," according to the White House readout of the midweek call. (Empty promises are dangerous! In exchange for giving up nuclear weapons left after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine received security guaranties from the US and EU, in 1995. How did it work for Ukraine?)
PA cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh calls on the US to not to block the PA’s bid for full membership in the United Nations. A week before, the PA Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour confirmed that the PA has officially renewed its push for full membership in the United Nations and has turned to the Security Council on the matter. In 2012, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of the “state of Palestine” when it upgraded the PA’s UN observer status to non-member state. (PA maps still show “Palestine” to include all of Israel. Only Jews 'must' prove again and again their rightful ownership of their ancestral land. No such scrutiny for fake people.)
In the heart of Samaria, near the Karnei Shomron industrial zone, massive development works got underway, within Area-C on both state and privately owned Jewish land, by PA Arabs, around six months ago. "The Palestinian Authority is taking advantage of the ineptness of the authorities and is in effect promoting a strategic plan for the establishment of a Palestinian state in Area C," said Moshe Shmueli, Regavim's coordinator of Judea and Samaria.
In 2007, Azmi Bishara, then an MK for the Arab nationalist party Balad, fled Israel, eventually taking up residence in Qatar. After moving to Qatar, Bishara reportedly funnelled 2 million shekels ($600,000) to party officials, smuggling the cash into Israel using stuffed suitcases. He fled Israel for Qatar because he was suspected of spying for Hezbollah.
Quote of the Week:
“Our enemies have built a network of lies and hate and incitement and today they try to weaponize everything. They know that they cannot defeat the IDF in conventional war so what they try to do is to delegitimize the whole notion of the Jewish State, our existence, they try to portray us as human rights violators.” - Gilad Erdan, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations.
Israel is Treated as a ‘Ghetto Jew’
by Steven Shamrak.
Most of the time when a complex issue or subject is discussed, a variety of opinions and emotions are expressed. We debate them and listen to the various opinions and ideas in an attempt to find some understanding or solution. It is not always that the decision of the majority is the right one. In international politics, when all parties involved in the discussion of a complex issue have articulated and supported the same point of view, it is most probably the wrong one and, is expressed under duress, common fear or biased attitude toward the subject under discussion with disregard to the facts and disrespect towards one or all parties involved.
Out of more than two hundred countries there isn’t a single voice that would say: “Wait a minute, Israel has been under terrorist attacks for many months and years.” Most of Israel’s neighbours have refused to recognise her right to exist for over 60 years. Israel desires to live in peace and is prepared to sacrifice a lot just for the sake of the piece of paper that would guarantee her a peaceful existence. Israel is condemned, but the Arab states that constantly reject peace with Israel and created terrorist infrastructures and are instigators of terror attacks against Israel and Western countries are not! Something is not quite kosher here!
Why are different standards used? Don’t you think Israel deserves to be treated as equal among equals? Don’t you think there are legitimate historical, legal and moral rights for Israel to determine her own future?” I am still waiting for answers from Israel haters.
Just imagine the reaction of Indonesia if it was told to “Leave West Papua”. What about the United Kingdom and its occupation of Northern Ireland? Spain and France still refuse to even consider a legitimate call for independence of the Basque people. Land occupied by over 25 millions Kurds is divided among five Muslim countries with no hope for independence. All of them have legitimate claims for independence, unlike the fake Arab-Palestinian nation.
The most amazing thing about this situation is that, living in an environment of continuous war and terror created by her neighbours, Israel has managed to build a true democracy in the neighbourhood of dictatorships. In the deserts and swamps Israel's strong, arguably, world-leading economy is built. At the same time Israel's neighbours still ride their economies “on the back of the camel” and those who have oil have not done much for the good of humanity or even for the future of their own people.
The Arab-Israel conflict is a complex issue. Too many people, countries and organisations are expressing their opinion without full knowledge of historic and legal facts, or even having a modicum interest or consideration for the facts. They form their opinions on deeply imbedded hypocrisy, xenophobic anti-Semitism and politico-economic fear of blackmail by oil producing Arab countries.