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Asian Jews serving in the IDF

Asian Jews serving in the IDF

Another example of “Jews of Color” making Joseph’s Dreamcoat a metaphor for modern day Israel.

Anyone who fails to understand the post title as sarcastic irony is a pin-headed anti-Semite or one of their useful idiots.

To these brave defenders of righteousness, we say kol ha k’vod and chag sameakh-z’man torateynu

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From Jerusalem Post Magazine:

Implementing the Balfour Declaration
20 Dec 2012 | by Alexander Zvielli

T.E. LAWRENCE

You won’t find this truth in the lengthy biography of Thomas Edward Lawrence, the legendary “Lawrence of Arabia” in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Don’t expect to hear about this on the BBC. The world remembers Lawrence as a guide, friend and champion of Arabs, but hardly knows that he believed in Zionism as a force to restore Palestine to its ancient glory, brought about by active British-Jewish-Arab cooperation.

T.E. Lawrence, an English officer, an Arab hero, an archaeologist, orientalist and author who, precisely because he was such a devoted champion of the Arab cause, supported the Jewish settlement in Palestine.

LAWRENCE, BORN on August 15, 1888, in Caernarvonshire, Wales, knew prewar Turkish-occupied Palestine much better than most European Zionist leaders, including Chaim Weizmann. Already at Oxford he had submitted a thesis on the subject of Crusader castles in France, Syria and Palestine, which won him first-class honors in history in 1910. As a protégé of Oxford archaeologist D.G. Howard, he excavated from 1911 the Hittite settlement of Carchemish on the Euphrates.

Lawrence used his three-year scholarship to travel throughout Palestine, learning the language, customs and people. Early in 1914, he and Sir Leonard Woolley explored the northern Sinai extensively, in what was actually a strategic drawing and map-making of the Negev sponsored by the Palestine Exploration Fund. World War I found him in London as an expert on the Middle East and Arab affairs, employed in the map section of the War Office. Delegated to join the staff of the British HQ in Cairo, he persuaded the Arabs to revolt against the Turkish regime under the protection of British forces. (more…)

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by Kasim Hafeez

I am a Zionist, a proud Muslim Zionist, and I love Israel, but this was not always the case. In fact, for many years I was quite the extreme opposite. I experienced the high levels of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activity taking place on British university campuses, because I was the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel activist.

Growing up in the Muslim community in the UK I was exposed to materials and opinions at best condemning Israel, painting Jews as usurpers and murderers, and at worse calling for the wholesale destruction of the “Zionist Entity” and all Jews. In short, there was no accommodating a Jewish State in the Middle East.

To grow up around this constant barrage of hatred directed at Israel has a massive effect on an individual’s own opinions. More disturbingly, many of these people weren’t radical or extreme, but when it was about Israel the most vicious of rhetoric poured out, coupled with the casual anti-Semitism that seemed too prevalent, when the phrase “stop being a Jew” used as an insult.

My father, however, was much more brazen in his hatred, boasting of how Adolf Hitler was a hero, his only failing being that he didn’t kill enough Jews.

By the time I had reached 18 I was completely indoctrinated to the fold of radical Islamism. My hate for Israel and for the Jews was fueled by images of death and destruction, set to the backdrop of Arabic melodies about Jihad and speeches of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah or Osama Bin Laden.

These views were reinforced when I attended Nakba Day rallies, where speakers predicted Israel’s demise as Hezbollah flags were waved proudly in the centre of London.

The Case for Israel

Was there a case for Israel? In my mind, of course not, there was no shadow of doubt. Even the most moderate clerics I came across refused to condemn terrorism against Israel as unjustified; the Jews must obviously deserve it, I believed.

Cover of "The Case for Israel"

Cover of The Case for Israel

So what changed? How could I go from all this hatred to the great love for and affinity with Israel and the Jewish people? I found myself in the Israel and Palestine section of a local bookstore and picked up a copy of Alan Dershowitz’s The Case for Israel. Given my worldview, the Jews and Americans controlled the media, so after brief look at the back, I scoffed thinking “vile Zionist propaganda.”

I felt a real crisis of conscience, and thus began a period of unbiased research.I did, however, decide to buy it, content that I would shortly be deconstructing this propaganda piece, showing that Israel had no case and claiming my findings as a personal victory for the Palestinian cause.

Hafeez in Israel in a visit that changed his life

As I read Dershowitz’s arguments and deconstruction of many lies I saw as unquestionable truths, I searched despairingly for counter arguments, but found more hollow rhetoric that I’d believed for many years. I felt a real crisis of conscience, and thus began a period of unbiased research. Up until that point I had not been exposed to anything remotely positive about Israel.

Now, I didn’t know what to believe. I’d blindly followed others for so long, yet here I was questioning whether I had been wrong. I reached a point where I felt I had no other choice but to see Israel for myself; only that way I’d really know the truth. At the risk of sounding cliché, it was a life-changing visit.

No Apartheid State

I did not encounter an apartheid racist state, but rather, quite the opposite. I was confronted by synagogues, mosques and churches, by Jews and Arabs living together, by minorities playing huge parts in all areas of Israeli life, from the military to the judiciary. It was shocking and eye-opening. This wasn’t the evil Zionist Israel that I had been told about.

After much soul searching, I knew what I had once believed was wrong. I had been confronted with the truth and had to accept it. But I had a bigger question to confront, what now? I’d for years campaigned against Israel, but now I knew the truth.

Israel is not just a Jewish issue – it’s about freedom, human rights and democracy, all the values that Western nations cherish.The choice was obvious: I had to stand with Israel, with this tiny nation, free, democratic, making huge strides in medicine, research and development, yet the victim of the same lies and hatred that nearly consumed me.

Doing this is not easy and that’s something that has become very obvious. I have faced hostility from my own community and even some within the Jewish community in the UK, but that’s the reality of standing up for Israel in Europe today. It is not easy, and that’s what makes it so necessary.

This isn’t about religion and politics; it’s about the truth.

When it comes to Israel, the truth is not being heard, the ranks of those filed with blind hatred continue to swell, yet many have not been exposed to the reality, away from the empty rhetoric and politically charged slogans they are so fond of.

We can change this situation but we need to be strong and united. Israel is not just a Jewish issue – it’s about freedom, human rights and democracy, all the values that Western nations cherish. It’s also about trying to be a light among nations.

Israel’s international humanitarian aid work speaks for itself, but if we don’t get the message out there, no one will. We don’t have to be head-bowed apologists leading with :Israel’s not perfect…” – we should never be afraid to say: I am a Zionist and I’m proud. I stand with Israel. Now I ask, will you do that?

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Turmoil in the Mid East.

Should we support the voices of democracy?

Should we hope for stability of autocratic status quo?

The voice of the people claims that they are oppressed by corrupt leaders who are the stooges of Zionists and Jews.

Those in power insist they are righteous and the insurrections are the instigations and meddling of Jews and Zionists.

What’s an infidel to think?

Methinks they can kill each other off until there are none left, but in the mean time they can just

SHUT THE FUCK UP!

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Do you know what the land was like before the Jews decided to return to the Land of Israel? The French traveler Volney visited from 1783-1785 when Gaza had no more than 2,000 inhabitants. Jerusalem had between 12,000 and 14,000 inhabitants. Safed was practically a deserted village.

Buckingham visited in 1816 and said Jaffa “has all the appearances of a poor village, and every part of it that we saw was of corresponding meanness.” Ramalleh, “Where, as throughout the greater part of Palestine, the ruined portion seemed more extensive than that which was inhabited.” Describing how the Arabs lived, he said they “live by robbery and plunder, which form their chief and most gainful occupation.”

In 1827 a German encyclopedia called Palestine desolate and where “bands of robbers” roamed.

In 1840 Olin wrote that the once populated area between Hebron and Bethlehem is “now abandoned and desolate” and has “dilapidated towns.”

After visiting Lydda, Napier said “the greatest poverty, misery, and disease appeared to prevail.”

There were still Jews living there. And there were Christians. In the 1840s, while Jews still constituted the majority of Jerusalem’s population, about 3,500 Christians lived there too. Arabs didn’t start moving to Israel in large numbers until the Zionist movement brought in large numbers of Jews who created jobs, health care and all kinds of opportunities. Many of the Arabs who came then had theft on the brain. They planned to steal everything worth stealing from the Jews. Although it took them a while, in time the Arabs even decided the land was worth stealing. And even though Gaza was their de facto capitol, now, they want to take Jerusalem from the Jews and make it their capitol. No doubt Mohammed would be proud, for the assassination, terror and larceny that he taught, is alive and well among his many followers. Even the richest Arabs take pride in robbing us each time we fill our gas tanks. Unfortunately Muslims have no shame.

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Orgy of Anti-Semitism

Under the guise of attempting to eliminate racism, the United Nations commits racism, even endorses it, by promoting anti-Semitism, which is racism.

The United Nations tried to redefine Zionism, which was unique among the national liberation movements, by calling it racism. The Jews wanted to turn the ancient Jewish homeland, that currently was a Turkish province where Jews had lived for thousands of years, but due to a battery of armies that had laid waste to the land, it had become a place where people could barely eke out a living. This wasteland that was neither a former nor a present Arab state, it was just a backwater that the Jews had always revered and prayed that someday they would return to.

During the intervening 2,000 years, Jews were kept running from one land to another. And those who kept the Jews down always said they were doing God’s will. Funny how the anti-Semites always think they’re holier than Thou, and yet what they practice is none other than a virulent form of racism.

The lies repeated by anti-Semites have been ingrained into the heads of so many non-Jews that it seems they’ll believe any anti-Semitic drivel directed their way. Hence, Arabs and Muslims have learned that repeating lies over and over actually leads to people believing them. It’s too bad the people who repeat these lies are so careful never to tell the truth.

What truths you ask?

Did you know the leader and liberator of the Arabs, the Emir Feisal, later the King of Iraq, signed a treaty saying that if the rest of Arab Asia were given to the Muslims, the Arabs would gladly welcome Jews and let them have, settle and develop their own Jewish State, which at the time was called Palestine?

Four months after World War I ended, after the Arabs had lost the war, and after the Ottoman Empire was reduced to a small vestige of what it had been, the Muslim and Arab chieftains were scrambling to take as much of what remained of the Ottoman Empire as their own.

In the process, they were only too happy to agree to letting the Jews have a piece of the pie as well, especially if that meant the Jews would help the Arabs take as much as they could get for themselves.

With this as a backdrop, I want you to read what Feisal wrote at the time:

“We Arabs…look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement.”

We “wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home.”

“I hope the Arabs may soon be in a position to make the Jews some return for their kindness. We are working together for a reformed and revived Near East, and our two movements complete one another. The Jewish movement is national and not imperialist. Our movement is national and not imperialist.”

“I think that neither can be a real success without the other.”

“I look forward, and my people with me look forward, to a future in which we will help you and you will help us, so that the countries in which we are mutually interested may once again take their places in the community of civilised peoples of the world.”

As you know, the Jews worked hard and helped the Muslims get what now amounts to over 20 countries in the region. The Jews were happy to help the Arabs get all the lands with vast oil reserves, all the Jews wanted was the Land of Israel once again to belong to them.

The Arabs helped. And then the Arabs kicked all the Jews out of their countries and forced them to Israel. And then the Arabs went to war with Israel, and they haven’t stopped.

Through this period the Arabs even supported the Nazis in a combined effort to kill all the Jews. And after the Nazis and Arabs were defeated in World War II, the Arabs and Muslims have continued with Hitler’s goals of destroying all the Jews.

What drives the Arabs? Call it whatever you want. Blame it on whoever you want. But at the root, the driving force is racism. Islam preaches racism and anti-Semitism. And since the Muslims now control the vast majority of oil that runs the world, the Muslims have been able to turn the United Nations into an orgy of anti-Semitism.

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While in New York to speak at the United Nations, Iranian President and Chief Anal Sphincter Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with some misguided Jews who seek the dismantling of the state of Israel.

Ahmadinejad told the ten or so schmegeggies from Neturei Karta International, “Zionism has greatly weakened and, God willing, it will be destroyed soon and then all Jews, Muslims and Christians can live peacefully with one another.”

The anti-Zionist Jewish organization believes Israel shouldn’t have been established before the coming of the Messiah. It seems they fail to recognize that billions of people believe Jesus was the Messiah. And he was, in that they’ve annointed him as such. It’s obvious Jesus wasn’t what the Jews were hoping for, but what the hey, it seems Messiah or no Messiah, we got Israel back. Works for me.

If they don’t think Jesus was the Messiah, they probably think Obama is.

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Too bad Muslims don’t have anything better to be proud of. Until they do, and don’t hold your breath waiting, Iran says it will support all actions that might possibly somehow lead to the collapse of Israel, no matter how much they destabilize the Arab world, the Middle East, other Muslims, or anyone else.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Friday to keep supporting the Palestinian militant group Hamas until the “collapse of Israel.”

The Iranian news agency Khabar quoted Ahmadinejad as telling Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh that Iran views the support of the Palestinian people as part of its religious and national duty and that Iran will stand behind the Palestinian nation “until the big victory feast which is the collapse of the Zionist regime.” (more…)

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Just as anti-Semites are fond of saying “some of my best friends are Jewish,” I’m fond of saying, “some of my best friends are anti-Semites.” The difference being, I’m not an anti-Semite and I’m telling the truth.

As for my good friends who are anti-Semites, of course I’d prefer it if they weren’t anti-Semites, but I’ve found most people are incapable of changing once these kinds of thoughts have been fixed into their being. So I accept them as is, flaws and all.

One of the things the hardened anti-Semites do is repeatedly bring up Jewish-related topics. For instance, one of my anti-Semitic friends recently asked me to define Zionism, not for him, but for a friend. I assume the friend is also an anti-Semite. I emailed my answer to my friend who passed it along to his friend, who apparently didn’t like about my answer. (more…)

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