Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Palestine: The Psychotic Stage The truth about why Palestinians have been seized by their present blood lust.

Palestine: The Psychotic Stage
The truth about why Palestinians have been seized by their present blood lust.


If you’ve been following the news from Israel, you might have the impression that “violence” is killing a lot of people. As in this headline: “Palestinian Killed As Violence Continues.” Or this first paragraph: “Violence and bloodshed radiating outward from flash points in Jerusalem and the West Bank appear to be shifting gears and expanding, with Gaza increasingly drawn in.”

Read further, and you might also get a sense of who, according to Western media, is perpetrating “violence.” As in: “Two Palestinian Teenagers Shot by Israeli Police,” according to one headline. Or: “Israeli Retaliatory Strike in Gaza Kills Woman and Child, Palestinians Say,” according to another.

Such was the media’s way of describing two weeks of Palestinian assaults that began when Hamas killed a Jewish couple as they were driving with their four children in the northern West Bank. Two days later, a Palestinian teenager stabbed two Israelis to death in Jerusalem’s Old City, and also slashed a woman and a 2-year-old boy. Hours later, another knife-wielding Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli police after he slashed a 15-year-old Israeli boy in the chest and back.

Other Palestinian attacks include the stabbing of two elderly Israeli men and an assault with a vegetable peeler on a 14-year-old. On Sunday, an Arab-Israeli man ran over a 19-year-old female soldier at a bus stop, then got out of his car, stabbed her, and attacked two men and a 14-year-old girl. Several attacks have been carried out by women, including a failed suicide bombing.

Regarding the causes of this Palestinian blood fetish, Western news organizations have resorted to familiar tropes. Palestinians have despaired at the results of the peace process—never mind that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas just declared the Oslo Accords null and void. Israeli politicians want to allow Jews to pray atop the Temple Mount—never mind that Benjamin Netanyahu denies it and has barred Israeli politicians from visiting the site. There’s always the hoary “cycle of violence” formula that holds nobody and everybody accountable at one and the same time.

Left out of most of these stories is some sense of what Palestinian leaders have to say. As in these nuggets from a speech Mr. Abbas gave last month: “Al Aqsa Mosque is ours. They [Jews] have no right to defile it with their filthy feet.” And: “We bless every drop of blood spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood, blood spilled for Allah.”

Then there is the goading of the Muslim clergy. “Brothers, this is why we recall today what Allah did to the Jews,” one Gaza imam said Friday in a recorded address, translated by the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, or Memri. “Today, we realize why the Jews build walls. They do not do this to stop missiles but to prevent the slitting of their throats.”

Then, brandishing a six-inch knife, he added: “My brother in the West Bank: Stab!”

Imagine if a white minister in, say, South Carolina preached this way about African-Americans, knife and all: Would the news media be supine in reporting it? Would we get “both sides” journalism of the kind that is pro forma when it comes to Israelis and Palestinians, with lengthy pieces explaining—and implicitly justifying—the minister’s sundry grievances, his sense that his country has been stolen from him?

And would this be supplemented by the usual fake math of moral opprobrium, which is the stock-in-trade of reporters covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? In the Middle East version, a higher Palestinian death toll suggests greater Israeli culpability. (Perhaps Israeli paramedics should stop treating stabbing victims to help even the score.) In a U.S. version, should the higher incidence of black-on-white crime be cited to “balance” stories about white supremacists?

Didn’t think so.

Treatises have been written about the media’s mind-set when it comes to telling the story of Israel. We’ll leave that aside for now. The significant question is why so many Palestinians have been seized by their present blood lust—by a communal psychosis in which plunging knives into the necks of Jewish women, children, soldiers and civilians is seen as a religious and patriotic duty, a moral fulfillment. Despair at the state of the peace process, or the economy? Please. It’s time to stop furnishing Palestinians with the excuses they barely bother making for themselves.

Above all, it’s time to give hatred its due. We understand its explanatory power when it comes to American slavery, or the Holocaust. We understand it especially when it is the hatred of the powerful against the weak. Yet we fail to see it when the hatred disturbs comforting fictions about all people being basically good, or wanting the same things for their children, or being capable of empathy.

Today in Israel, Palestinians are in the midst of a campaign to knife Jews to death, one at a time. This is psychotic. It is evil. To call it anything less is to serve as an apologist, and an accomplice.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

10 Misconceptions that reveal the truth about Palastinians

10 Misconceptions that reveal the truth about Palastinians


Friday, October 2, 2015

The modern-day "Palestinians" — who are they and where did they come from?

The modern-day "Palestinians" — who are they and where did they come from?

by Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon, Universitah Ha'ivrit, Y'rushalayim

Unknown to most of the world population, the origin of the "Palestinian" Arabs' claim to Eretz Yisraél ("the Holy Land") spans a period of a meager 30 years—a drop in the bucket compared to the thousands of years of the region's long and rich history.

At the beginning of the 20th century, there were almost no Arabs in Eretz Yisraél. In contrast Hebrews (or "Jews"), despite 2000 years of persecution and forced conversions by various conquerors, have always made up the majority of the population here. Only about 5,000 Arabs resided here when the British military forces, commanded by General Allenby, conquered "Palestine" in 1917/18; the other Moslems livng in the area either came from Turkey under the Ottoman Empire, or were the descendants of Hebrews and christians who were forcefully converted to Islam by the Moslem conquerors. None of these other Moslems were of Arabic origin.

The local inhabitants at that time did not call themselves "Palestinians". The concept of a "Palestinian" to describe the local residents has not yet been invented; neither was there ever in history a "Palestinian Arab" nation. None of today's Arabs have any ancestral relationship to the original Biblical P'lishtians ("Philistines") who are now extinct. Even Arab historians have admitted that "Palestine" never existed:

In 1937, the Arab leader Auni Bey Abdul Hadi told the Peel Commission: "There is no such country as Palestine. Palestine is a term the Zionists invented. Palestine is alien to us."

In 1946, Princeton's Arab professor of Middle East history, Philip Hitti, told the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry: "It's common knowledge, there is no such thing as Palestine in history."

In March 1977, Zahir Muhsein, an executive member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization ("P.L.O."), said in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw: "The 'Palestinian people' does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Yisraél."

Mark Twain (real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the famous author of "Tom Sawyer" and its sequel "Huckleberry Finn") toured Eretz Yisraél in 1867. This is how he described it: "A desolate country whose soil is rich enough but is given over wholly to weeds. A silent, mournful expanse. We never saw a human being on the whole route. There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere. Even the olive and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, had almost deserted the country."

In 1874, Reverend Samuel Manning wrote: "...But where were the inhabitants? This fertile plain, which might support an immense population, is almost a solitude... Day by day we were to learn afresh the lesson now forced upon us, that the denunciations of ancient prophecy have been fulfilled to the very letter: 'the land is left void and desolate and without inhabitants'."

In a report to the Palestinian Royal Commission (set up by the British authorities), there is an account of the conditions on the coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea in 1913 (which was before the outbreak of hostilities in the First World War):

"The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track, suitable for transport by camels or carts. No orange groves, orchards or vineyards were to be seen until one reached the [Jewish] Yabna village. Houses were mud. Schools did not exist. The western part toward the sea was almost a desert. The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many villages were deserted by their inhabitants."

The Arabs who now claim to be natives of Eretz Yisraél migrated to "Palestine" after 1918 from neighbouring Arab countries, predominantly from the areas that now comprise Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. None of these existed as independent countries prior to 1913. They were nothing but a disorganised collection of tribes, constantly terrorising each other and trying to seize land from their neighbours. Unfortunately, those Arab immigrants imported their age-old culture of terrorising neighbours to seize land into Eretz Yisraél. Many of them were social outcasts and criminals who couldn't find jobs in their own countries so they searched for their luck elsewhere. Some of them were accepted by the British regime as a source of cheap labour and were allowed to settle on unoccupied Hebrew land in Eretz Yisraél. Even Yassir Ara'fat, the leader of the P.L.O., is not a native of Eretz Yisraél: he was born in 1929 in Cairo, Egypt, served in the Egyptian army, studied in the University of Cairo, and lived in Cairo until 1956. He then moved to Saudi-Arabia and, in 1958, together with his Saudi-Arabian friends, founded the Al-Fatah terror organisation (precursor to the P.L.O.) in Kuwait.

Lewis French, the British Director of Development wrote about the Arabs in Eretz Yisraél:

"We found it inhabited by fellahin [Arab farmers] who lived in mud hovels and suffered severely from the prevalent malaria... Large areas were uncultivated... The fellahin, if not themselves cattle thieves, were always ready to harbour these and other criminals. The individual plots changed hands annually. There was little public security, and the fellahin's lot was an alternation of pillage and blackmail by their neighbours, the Bedouin [Arab nomads]."

The governor of the Syrian district of Hauran [the Biblical Ḥaran], Tewfik Bey El Hurani, admitted in 1934 that in a single period of only a few months over 30,000 Syrians from Hauran had moved to Palestine. Even British Prime Minister Winston Churchill noted the Arab influx. Churchill, a veteran of the early years of the British mandate in Eretz Yisraél, commented in 1939 that

"....far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied."

All four of my grandparents and also both of my parents were born in Eretz Yisraél in the 19th century. They saw with their own eyes how empty the land was at that time and they all frequently spoke about it during my childhood. They also lived through the British conquest and experienced first-hand the Arab immigration that followed, as did I. That wave of Arab immigration continued, unabated, right up to the British evacuation and the creation of the State of Yisraél in May of 1948.

The real problem facing those Arabs today is not the lack of a homeland. The historical root-cause of their problem and frustration is the fact that the countries they came from refuse to accept them back in. This is why so many of them live (right up until this very day) in refugee camps in neighbouring Arab countries, lacking fundamental civil rights. In their frustration they feel that the only hope and choice they have is to try and steal a country. Many of the vehicles and the agricultural equipment in the P.A. were stolen from their Yisr'éli neighbours. For a while, Yisraél suffered the highest rate of automobile thefts in the world! Most of the stolen vehicles were later found in towns and villages of the P.A. If stealing vehicles is so easy, why not try and steal the country too?

In their propaganda, the Arabs who now call themselves "Palestinians" consistently demand that Yisraél and the world recognize their pre-1948 rights. That's about 60 years ago. Mysteriously, they are never willing to add another 60 years to their "historical" claims on Eretz Yisraél. They know very well that doing so will send them back to where they came from—Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Years ago, during negotiations with these so-called "Palestinians", someone in Yisraél proposed an amendment to their claim for "pre-1948 rights" replacing it with "pre-1917". The "Palestinians" vehemently opposed this proposal—now we can see why!

The Islamic religion was invented by Muhammad in the 7th century of the Common Era. He lived in Saudi Arabia and never visited Eretz Yisraél or Y'rushalayim, and he didn't consider them important enough to be mentioned in the Kur'an even once. In contrast, the land on which the Holy Temple in Y'rushalayim stood was purchased by King David for the Hebrew nation about 1,000 years before the Common Era and the deed of sale, the name of the previous owner and even the purchase price are all recorded in the Bible (See chapter 24 of Shmuel Beit and chapter 21 of Divrei Hayamim Alef).

The best reference for understanding the Moslem-Arab mentality and politically-motivated distortion of history is Muhammad's own words in the Kur'an:

"War is deception".

Some Arabs consider themselves the descendants of Avraham, the ancestor of the Hebrew nation, but ironically, if it were not for Muhammad's thorough study of the Bible, the Arabs would never even have known of Avraham's existence! Muhammad studied the Bible in order to be the better equipped in his attempts to persuade Hebrews to follow his newly-invented religion. When they refused, he wrote the Kur'an (the Moslem bible), and filled it with his own imaginary accounts of Biblical events. He even took the liberty of changing the Hebrews' God-given day of rest, Saturday (Shabbat) and, since Sunday had already been taken by the christians, he picked Friday as the next-best choice for a Moslem "day of rest".

Today, the Moslem "Palestinians" claim that our Temple Mount, the ancient site of our Holy Temple in Y'rushalayim, is "their" holy site. But does anyone in the rest of the world know which way Moslems in Y'rushalayim face when they pray?—when Moslems in Y'rushalayim pray in their mosques, even in the Al Aktza mosque which is built on the very edge of our Temple Mount, they stand with their backs turned to our Temple Mount and, when they bow down in their prayers, they are actually pointing their backsides at it. How is that consistent with considering the Temple Mount a "holy site"? Visit any mosque in Y'rushalayim and see for yourself (if they will allow "infidels"—"unbelievers"—to enter during a prayer-session). It is a fact that Y'rushalayim is not mentioned even once in the Kur'an—while Mecca and Medina, the only two genuine Moslem "holy cities", are mentioned hundreds of times therein.

Our Holy Temple stood on the Temple Mount long before Islam, or any other current world religion, had been invented. Even when the founders of christianity walked the streets of ancient Y'rushalayim, not a single mosque or church stood here—only the Hebrew Holy Temple and nothing else.

Can any Moslem in the world produce any credible evidence for their connection to this holy site, apart from an alleged dream of Muhammad's? Believe it or not, the only sources on which the Moslem's claim to Y'rushalayim and to the site of our Holy Temple are based are an obscure mention in the Kur'an of a dream that Muhammad had about an unidentified "place far away", and an "ancient" document of highly questionable authenticity that was allegedly "discovered" by the former "Grand Mufti" of Y'rushalayim, Hajj Amin al-Husseini (nazi-sympathiser and friend of Adolf Hitler and, incidentally, also an uncle of our very own Mr Yassir Ara'fat), which he would never show to anyone else or submit for academic examination, and which mysteriously couldn't be found among his papers and effects following his death in Beirut in 1974. Perhaps the "place far away" that Muhammad dreamed about just happened to be the plot of land that 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C. now stands on?

There is only one possible solution to the "Palestinians'" desire for a homeland. If helping them go back to where they lived 60 years ago is their own definition of justice, then helping them go back to where they lived 120 years ago is, by the same definition, a better justice—a double justice. Let's all help them get the better justice they deserve—let them go back to all the countries they originally came from.


The Myth Of The Palestinian People

The Myth Of The Palestinian People

Only one question never seems to be addressed: Who are the Palestinians? Who are these people who claim the Holy Land as their own? What is their history? Where did they come from? How did they arrive in the country they call Palestine? Now that both US President George Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (in direct opposition to the platform he was elected on) have come out in favor of a

By Yehezkel Bin-Nun

?Palestinians doubt Blair can deliver,? announces the BBC. ?Four Palestinians die in West Bank,? reports CNN. ?IDF demolishes building used by Palestinian gunmen,? announces Israel?s government run Channel 1 News. The modern media is filled with stories about the Palestinians, their plight, their dilemmas and their struggles. All aspects of their lives seem to have been put under the microscope. Only one question never seems to be addressed: Who are the Palestinians? Who are these people who claim the Holy Land as their own? What is their history? Where did they come from? How did they arrive in the country they call Palestine? Now that both US President George Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (in direct opposition to the platform he was elected on) have come out in favor of a Palestinian state, it would be prudent to seek answers to these questions. For all we know, Palestine could be as real as Disneyland.

The general impression given in the media is that Palestinians have lived in the Holy Land for hundreds, if not thousands of years. No wonder, then, that a recent poll of French citizens shows that the majority believe (falsely) that prior to the establishment of the State of Israel an independent Arab Palestinian state existed in its place. Yet curiously, when it comes to giving the history of this ?ancient? people most news outlets find it harder to go back more than the early nineteen hundreds. CNN, an agency which has devoted countless hours of airtime to the ?plight? of the Palestinians, has a website which features a special section on the Middle East conflict called ?Struggle For Peace?. It includes a promising sounding section entitled ?Lands Through The Ages? which assures us it will detail the history of the region using maps. Strangely, it turns out, the maps displayed start no earlier than the ancient date of 1917. The CBS News website has a background section called ?A Struggle For Middle East Peace.?? Its history timeline starts no earlier than 1897. The NBC News background section called ??Searching for Peace?? has a timeline which starts in 1916. BBC?s timeline starts in 1948.

Yet, the clincher must certainly be the Palestinian National Authority?s own website. While it is top heavy on such phrases as ?Israeli occupation? and ?Israeli human rights violations? the site offers practically nothing on the history of the so-called Palestinian people. The only article on the site with any historical content is called ?Palestinian History - 20th Century Milestones? which seems only to confirm that prior to 1900 there was no such concept as the Palestinian People. 

While the modern media maybe short on information about the history of the ?Palestinian people? the historical record is not. Books, such as Battleground by Samuel Katz and From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters long ago detailed the history of the region. Far from being settled by Palestinians for hundreds, if not thousands of years, the Land of Israel, according to dozens of visitors to the land, was, until the beginning of the last century, practically empty. Alphonse de Lamartine visited the land in 1835. In his book, Recollections of the East, he writes "Outside the gates of Jerusalem we saw no living object, heard no living sound?." None other than the famous American author Mark Twain, who visited the Land of Israel in 1867, confirms this. In his book Innocents Abroad he writes, ?A desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of life and action. We reached Tabor safely?. We never saw a human being on the whole journey.? Even the British Consul in Palestine reported, in 1857, ?The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is that of a body of population??

In fact, according to official Ottoman Turk census figures of 1882, in the entire Land of Israel, there were only 141,000 Muslims, both Arab and non-Arab. This number was to skyrocket to 650,000 Arabs by 1922, a 450% increase in only 40 years. By 1938 that number would become over 1 million or an 800% increase in only 56 years. Population growth was especially high in areas where Jews lived. Where did all these Arabs come from? According to the Arabs the huge increase in their numbers was due to natural childbirth. In 1944, for example, they alleged that the natural increase (births minus deaths) of Arabs in the Land of Israel was the astounding figure of 334 per 1000. That would make it roughly three times the corresponding rate for the same year of Lebanon and Syria and almost four times that of Egypt, considered amongst the highest in the world. Unlikely, to say the least. If the massive increase was not due to natural births, then were did all these Arabs come from?

All the evidence points to the neighboring Arab states of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. In 1922 the British Governor of the Sinai noted that ?illegal immigration was not only going on from the Sinai, but also from Transjordan and Syria.? In 1930, the British Mandate -sponsored Hope-Simpson Report noted that ?unemployment lists are being swollen by immigrants from Trans-Jordania? and ?illicit immigration through Syria and across the northern frontier of Palestine is material.? The Arabs themselves bare witness to this trend. For example, the governor of the Syrian district of Hauran, Tewfik Bey el Hurani, admitted in 1934 that in a single period of only a few months over 30,000 Syrians from Hauran had moved to the Land of Israel. Even British Prime Minister Winston Churchill noted the Arab influx. Churchill, a veteran of the early years of the British mandate in the Land of Israel, noted in 1939 that ?far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied.?

Far from displacing the Arabs, as they claimed, the Jews were the very reason the Arabs chose to settle in the Land of Israel. Jobs provided by newly established Zionist industry and agriculture lured them there, just as Israeli construction and industry provides most Arabs in the Land of Israel with their main source of income today. Malcolm MacDonald, one of the principal authors of the British White Paper of 1939, which restricted Jewish immigration to the Land of Israel, admitted (conservatively) that were it not for a Jewish presence the Arab population would have been little more than half of what it actually was. Today, when due to the latest ?intifada? Arabs from the territories under 35 are no longer allowed into pre-1967 Israel to work, unemployment has skyrocketed to over 40% and most rely on European aid packages to survive. 

Not only pre-state Arabs lied about being indigenous. Even today, many prominent so-called Palestinians, it turns out, are foreign born. Edward Said, an Ivy League Professor of Literature and a major Palestinian propagandist, long claimed to have been raised in Jerusalem. However, in an article in the September 1999 issue of Commentary Magazine Justus Reid Weiner revealed that Said actually grew up in Cairo, Egypt, a fact which Said himself was later forced to admit. But why bother with Said? PLO chief Yasir Arafat himself, self declared ?leader of the Palestinian people?, has always claimed to have been born and raised in ?Palestine?. In fact, according to his official biographer Richard Hart, as well as the BBC, Arafat was born in Cairo on August 24, 1929 and that?s where he grew up. 

To maintain the charade of being an indigenous population, Arab propagandists have had to do more than a little rewriting of history. A major part of this rewriting involves the renaming of geography. For two thousand years the central mountainous region of Israel was known as Judea and Samaria, as any medieval map of the area testifies. However, the state of Jordan occupied the area in 1948 and renamed it the West Bank. This is a funny name for a region that actually lies in the eastern portion of the land and can only be called ?West? in reference to Jordan. This does not seem to bother the majority of news outlets covering the region, which universally refer to the region by its recent Jordanian name.

The term ?Palestinian" is itself a masterful twisting of history. To portray themselves as indigenous, Arab settlers adopted the name of an ancient Canaanite tribe, the Phillistines, that died out almost 3000 years ago. The connection between this tribe and modern day Arabs is nil. Who is to know the difference? Given the absence of any historical record, one can understand why Yasser Arafat claims that Jesus Christ, a Jewish carpenter from the Galilee, was a Palestinian. Every year, at Christmas time, Arafat goes to Bethlehem and tells worshippers that Jesus was in fact ?the first Palestinian?. 

If the Palestinians are indeed a myth, then the real question becomes ?Why?? Why invent a fictitious people? The answer is that the myth of the Palestinian People serves as the justification for Arab occupation of the Land of Israel. While the Arabs already possess 21 sovereign countries of their own (more than any other single people on earth) and control a land mass 800 times the size of the Land of Israel, this is apparently not enough for them. They therefore feel the need to rob the Jews of their one and only country, one of the smallest on the planet. Unfortunately, many people ignorant of the history of the region, including much of the world media, are only too willing to help.

It is interesting to note that the Bible makes reference to a fictitious nation confronting Israel. ?They have provoked me to jealously by worshipping a non-god, angered me with their vanities. I will provoke them with a non-nation; anger them with a foolish nation (Deuteronomy 32:21).?

On second thought, it may be unfair to compare Palestine to Disneyland. After all, Disneyland really exists.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Why Aren’t Palestinians Joining The Rush To Europe?

Why Aren’t Palestinians Joining The Rush To Europe?

Only Palestinian Arabs do not seem to be seeking "a better life" in Europe.Isn't that odd?

By Jack Engelhard

Another day, another murder in Jerusalem – and Bibi is taking swift action. He’s collecting his staff together for an “emergency meeting.”

That’ll scare the pants off the terrorists! They’re shaking in their boots at the thought of, oh my gawd – an emergency meeting.

Actually it wasn’t just another day when Alexander Levlovitz was killed as the result of Palestinian Arab rock throwers.

It happened at the time of Rosh Hashanah – the Hebrew New Year.

Which automatically says that the new year will be the same as the old year. The Arabs will keep murdering Israelis.

Israelis will continue to hold meetings.

If these particular Arabs are so unhappy about living among Jews that it drives them crazy enough to commit such frequent acts of random bloodshed, why stay? Logic assumes that they’d be happier among their brothers – in Syria, for example. No wait. The Syrians are leaving in droves. They’re not happy among their fellow Syrians.

Same for Iraq, Yemen, Libya and a dozen other such places where Arabs can’t live in harmony with Arabs, never mind Jews.

Arabs are miserable living with Jews. Arabs are miserable living with Arabs. Do we have this straight? Seems so, even if we are only talking about a minority. But a minority is still a big crowd, enough to fill entire stadiums, like the ones in Hungary, a nation that is trying to keep them penned in to thwart a full-scale invasion of the continent.

That won’t stop anybody “seeking a better life,” as the BBC and the rest of the news media keep reminding us. But why mostly men? Those are mostly men in those imagines of the stampede waiting to storm across all borders. Don’t Muslim women also deserve a “better life?”

Germany offers free room and board, healthcare, jobs, and plenty of space to throw rocks. What’s keeping the Palestinians?
Plus the question of a better life to do what? Best not to ask. Germany, Austria and Sweden are already finding out to their everlasting peril.

So the Syrians are doing the smart thing. They keep coming. By the thousands, and soon the millions, step-by-step they’re taking over Europe as these pages saw coming with the warning that, “The Koran has arrived and it has come to devour the Bible.”

The Europeans may be stupid.

Not so Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States or even Lebanon and Jordan, who want no part of “their culture and their conflicts.”

But the Syrians know a good thing when they see one – and Germany, most of all, is a good thing.

Germany (though now hesitant) still wants these people and has already sent out a formal invitation for 800,000, which, as we wrote earlier here, will raise the total number of Muslims living within Germany to six million, the same number of Jews that the Germans sent to the gas chambers merely a generation ago.

We called it karma and a trade, Muslims for Jews, that Germany will rue.

So if Germany is so hospitable a place for unhappy Syrians – what’s wrong with the Palestinians? They are also unhappy.

Why wait?

Germany offers free room and board, healthcare, jobs, and plenty of space to throw rocks. What’s keeping the Palestinians?

They’ll be welcomed. Everything will be so much like home – mosques galore, five calls a day to prayer, and the heartwarming summons to trample the infidels.

But they refuse to budge. They’re staying. Puzzling that they are not joining the million-man migration.

Is it because they have it so good in Israel? I think so. Israel is a land of freedom. Arabs enjoy all the freedoms enjoyed by Jews.

So it is not necessary for the Palestinian Arabs to “seek a better life.” They already have it by staying put.

Why do they murder? Is the pope Catholic?

Another emergency meeting might be timely for Bibi and his ministers. This one ought to be about how to entice the Palestinians to leave for the happier hunting grounds of such European countries as Sweden and Germany. These two are always complaining about the birthrate.

Just the other day, with a straight face, The New York Times quoted Germans as being thrilled by the migration for the sake of birthrate.

They need to boost the birthrate, you see, which keeps declining due to the lack of infants being born to everyday Swedes and Germans.

Hence, the Syrians and the Iraqis to the rescue. There will be birthrate. What can possibly go wrong with that!

So it’s only fair that Israel ought to consider a program that would be of service to everybody. Send them the Palestinians.

By doing this Europe will be happy and the Palestinians will be as happy as they can ever be, anywhere.

New York-based author and bestselling novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. His novel “Indecent Proposal” was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. His latest thriller is “The Bathsheba Deadline.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com


Saturday, September 5, 2015

12 Questions That Prove Palestine Never Existed

12 Questions That Prove Palestine Never Existed

If you are so sure that “Palestine , the country, goes back through most of recorded history,” I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of Palestine :

1) When was it founded and by whom?
2) What were its borders?
3) What was its capital?
4) What were its major cities?
5) What constituted the basis of its economy?
6) What was its form of government?
7) Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
8) Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?
9) What was the language of the country of Palestine ?
10) What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine ?
11) What was the name of its currency? Choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.

And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?
You are lamenting the “low sinking” of a “once proud” nation. Please tell me, when exactly was that “nation” proud and what was it so proud of?

And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you mistakenly call “Palestinians” are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over — or thrown out of — the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War?

I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day “Palestinians” to the Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won’t work here.

The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel ; they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal with military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy. For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called it “the Palestinian people” and installed it in Gaza , Judea, and Samaria . How else can you explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back the “West Bank” and Gaza , respectively?

The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza, Judea, and Samaria have much less claim to nationhood than that Indian tribe that successfully emerged in Connecticut with the purpose of starting a tax-exempt casino: at least that tribe had a constructive goal that motivated them. The so-called “Palestinians” have only one motivation: the destruction of Israel , and in my book that is not sufficient to consider them a nation” — or anything else except what they really are: a terrorist organization that will one day be dismantled.

In fact, there is only one way to achieve peace in the Middle East . Arab countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side should, pay Israel reparations for the more than 50 years of devastation they have visited on it. The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organization from the land of Israel and accepting Israel ‘s ancient sovereignty over Gaza , Judea, and Samaria.

That will mark the end of the Palestinian people. What are you saying again was its beginning?


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I Saw Hamas' Cruel and Selfish Game in Gaza

I Saw Hamas' Cruel and Selfish Game in Gaza

Polish reporter Wojciech Cegielski spent a month in Gaza during last summer's war. He has no doubt Hamas used people as human shields.

By Wojciech Cegielski 

I spent a month in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. It was one of the worst and deadliest months I have seen in my life. The reality there was much more complicated than was seen from a safe distance in Europe or the United States.

Yes, Israel bombed Palestinian houses in Gaza. But Hamas is also to blame for its cruel and selfish game against its own people. I do not have hard evidence, but for me, spending a month in the middle of this hell, it was obvious that they were breaking international rules of war and worst of all, were not afraid to use their own citizens as living shields.

The first incident happened late in the evening. I was in the bathroom when I’ve heard a loud rocket noise and my Spanish colleague, a journalist who was renting a flat with me near the Gaza beach, started to scream. He wanted to light a cigarette and came to one of the open windows. The moment he was using his lighter, he saw a fireball in front of his eyes and lost his hearing.

From what our neighbors told us later, a man drove up in a pickup to our tiny street. He placed a rocket launcher outside and fired. But the rocket failed to go upwards and flew along the street at ground level for a long time before destroying a building. It was a miracle that nobody was hurt or killed.

Masked Hamas gunmen hold weapons during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the group in Gaza City, 2014.AP

When we calmed down, we started to analyze the situation. It became obvious that the man or his supervisor wanted the Israel Defense Forces to destroy civilian houses, which our tiny street was full of. Whoever it was, Hamas, Iz al-Din al-Qassam or others, they knew that the IDF can strike back at the same place from which the rocket was fired. Fortunately for us, the rocket missed its target in Israel.

The second story happened in the middle of the day. I was sitting with other journalists in a cafe outside one of the hotels near the beach. During wartime, these hotels are occupied by foreign press and some NGOs. Every hotel is full and in its cafes many journalists spend their time discussing, writing, editing stories or just recharging the phones. Suddenly I saw a man firing a rocket from between the hotels. It was obvious that we journalists became a target. If the IDF would strike back, we all would be dead. What would Hamas do? It would not be surprising to hear about the “cruel Zionist regime killing innocent and free press.”

A foreign journalist, left, embraces her Palestinian news assistant, who burst into tears after discovering his family home was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Gaza. AP

For me, provoking is also creating living shields.

While I was interviewing people on the streets of Gaza, I couldn’t meet anyone who spoke something other than official propaganda. But some Palestinians, when they were sure my microphone was turned off, told me they have had enough but they are afraid. No one would dare to say publicly that Hamas is creating a hell inside Gaza. But they were also asking “what if not Hamas?” The Palestinian Authority government would have no authority there. So if not Hamas, they say, there could be somebody much worse. “The choice is between evil and evil plus,” one of them said.

The reality is much more complicated than can be seen from a distance.

The writer is a foreign news correspondent for Polish Radio.