Friday, April 25, 2008

Arab ethnic cleansing in Judea and Samaria

There are two simple facts to remember, Arabs came from Arabia, and Jews came from Judea. The current situation of Gaza as a Hamas terrorist enclave and the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) as supposedly "Arab territory" came about because the Arabs, not content to remain in Arabia, expanded out of there from the 7th century onwards, and now claim that all the territory that they conquered was always theirs and should be returned to them. Most relevant is the fact that the areas that the Arab forces captured in 1948 during the Israel War of Independence, notably Gaza and the West Bank, were "ethnically cleansed" of Jews. There were many Arab massacres of Jews, for example, the 35 "lamed he" volunteers who went to relieve the siege of Kfar Etzion of whom 15 were killed and the inhabitants of Kfar Etzion, while most of them were evacuated, most of the defenders (15) were massacred after they surrendered, also the Hadassah convoy that was on its way to Mt. Scopus in 1948, that was attacked by Arab irregulars, and while the British Army stood by, 78 doctors and nurses were massacred, and so on.
For reasons that seem obvious to me, namely anti-Semitism under the guise of anti-Israelism and liberal sympathy for the "underdog" the losing Palestinians, the UN and other international agencies accepts the Palestinian version that the West Bank is "Arab Land." It's true that Arabs live there, but so what? Does that make southern France a Muslim enclave, does that mean Spain must relinquish Granada to the Muslims, should northern Romania be ceded to the Hungarians, should Bosnia go back to being part of greater Serbia? But, should Tibet be relinquished by China, should Kashmir be Indian or Pakistani? These territorial and ethnic questions are not easily resolved, and it is a great simplification to say that the West Bank should constitute a Palestinian State.
What about Jewish minority rights in such a State? As it is today the Palestinians are racist, they want to exclude all Jews. Yet, in Israel there is a 20% minority of Arabs. They are everywhere, in all walks of life, from the streets of Netanya to the Knesset. Not only are there many loyal Druse, Christian and Muslim Arabs, but there are also disloyal ones, such as the Arab members of the Knesset, who regularly make anti-Israel statements and yet are allowed to do so because of their Knesset immunity. But, there is also an Arab member of the Israeli Cabinet, Raleb Majadle, who is Minister of Science, Culture, and Sports. So Israel does not practice the kind of racist exclusiveness that the Palestinian Arabs envisage for their putative State. Should the US and the international agencies be party to the establishment of such a State? There must be tolerance and reciprocity!
It is often the case that the enemies of the Jews project their own negative characteristics upon the Jews. For example, while Germany was following an expansionist policy before and during WWII, they blamed the Jews for "wanting to take over the world." When the Germans were stealing art and money from the Jews they justified this by saying that the Jews had it stolen from them, and this happened all over Europe, Jews were murdered for their money.
Now, the Muslims believe that the IDF deliberately targets civilians and firmly believe that the twin towers in NY were destroyed by the Mossad and the CIA. This is the "dream world" of Arab/Muslim wishful thinking. They get themselves tied up in knots because on the one hand they say that the Holocaust never occured, but then they say that they want to kill all the Jews. We Jews will not accept this any more. Let them wallow in self-deception and ignorance, we will not be victimized by their rapaciousness. If they want a State they must be prepared to accept that Jews should be able to live in Judea and Samaria.


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