Friday, November 11, 2005

Response to Hareega

I'm not pro-qaeda or pro-Hamas or pro-any extreme religious organization, including Israel. However I'm still too sensitive to Israel and its flag and will always consider it an occupier, never a friend. The way Israel was created out of nothing and the way palestenians were expelled from their lands is something the entire world should be ashamed of.

(sigh) Where does the idea come from that Jews "stole" land to establish Israel? And exactly who should be "ashamed" at "the way palestinians were expelled"?

After their victory, Israel passed a law that allowed Arab refugees to re-settle in Israel provided they would sign a form in which they renounced violence, swore allegiance to the state of Israel, and became peaceful productive citizens. During the decades of this law’s tenure, more than 150,000 Arab refugees have taken advantage of it to resume productive lives in Israel.

That's over a quarter of those who fled. None of the 700,000 Jews expelled from Arab-controlled areas since 1948 have ever been allowed back to their former homes.

"The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny but, instead, THEY ABANDONED THEM, FORCED THEM TO EMIGRATE AND TO LEAVE THEIR HOMELAND, imposed upon them a political and ideological blockade and threw them into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live in Eastern Europe, as if we were condemmed to change places with them; they moved out of their ghettos and we occupied similar ones. The Arab States succeeded in scattering the Palestinian people and in destroying their unity. They did not recognize them as a unified people until the States of the world did so, and this is regrettable".

- by Abu Mazen, from the article titled: "What We Have Learned and What We Should Do", published in Falastin el Thawra, the official journal of the PLO, of Beirut, in March 1976

"Abu Mazen" is the nom de guerre of the current Palestinian President.


Second Response to Hareega

The British Empire: Palestine

Former PLO Terrorist Now Advocates Israel
BBC News: Palestinian militant turned peacemaker
Three ex-terrorists speak in Princeton
Muslim cleric defends Israel, Blames Arafat, Arab leaders...

Stealing Israel's History

Nekama's Hammer

The UN and Palestinian Refugees - a Zionist Remembers

Through Arab Eyes

A Koranic reconciliation with the Jewish Return

Islam’s mystical claim on Jerusalem
What does the Koran say?
Even the Koran Affirms Jews' Rights to Jerusalem
The Koran and the Jews
Does Jerusalem Really Matter to Islam?
Is the Koran Zionist?
Jerusalem In The Koran
Pakistan Today: Thinking Jerusalem
Die Welt: Religious Madness
A tale of shame and darkness

Warrant for Genocide: The Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Solving the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

Why Does the Left Hate Israel?

Answering a Plagiarist
Why this agnostic WASP is a Zionist

“Palestine Is Our Land And The Jews Are Our Dogs”

Why this venom towards Israel?

Imperial Israel

As a young woman, I visited a Christian friend in Cairo during Friday prayers, and we both heard the verbal attacks on Christians and Jews from the loudspeakers outside the mosque. They said: "May God destroy the infidels and the Jews, the enemies of God. We are not to befriend them or make treaties with them." We heard worshippers respond "Amen".

My friend looked scared; I was ashamed. That was when I first realised that something was very wrong in the way my religion was taught and practised.
We were brought up to hate - and we do

"The unique misfortune of the Palestinian refugees is that they are a weapon in what seems to be a permanent war." The Atlantic, 1961!

1948, Israel, and the Palestinians: Annotated Text

The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel under International Law

Why religion is part of the solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict

Times Archive: Establishment of the State of Israel

Keeping Israel On The Defensive As Long As Possible With Lie After Lie

The Illegal-Settlements Myth

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