Israel and the Sad History of Jewish Property Rights

After reading Jan Gross’s “Golden Harvest,” the Polish historian’s ground breaking study of the Holocaust, I began to understand what for so long had perplexed me — how it is that so many people feel impelled to weigh in on the affairs of Israel and the Jews.    While murder and mayhem remain constants in the world, no other nation attracts so much critical attention.  (The United Nations has passed far more resolutions with respect to the state of Israel than the rest of the world combined.) And in a remarkable display of moral hubris, the heirs and descendants of those who extinguished their Jewish populations in the forties have felt themselves entitled to render moral judgment on the survivors and their progeny.

Jews for millennia were spurned as Christ-killers and heretics by Church and Mosque respectively and denied standing in the communities where they lived.  While rejecting Judaism itself, the Christian Church laid claim to the Jewish Bible, which it annexed, abridged, and renamed the “Old Testament.”  And over time the Christian world came to regard as patrimony whatever else the Jews possessed. (Islam in its ascendance picked up where Christianity left off.) To this day the mainstream Protestant churches in America stand foursquare with Fatah and Hamas, averring the Palestinian cause and condemning Israel.  Jew killing has never been a moral problem for them, but the Jewish claim to the land of Israel disturbs them deeply.

Landless for two thousand years, dependant on the reticence of peoples ill-disposed toward them, Jews survived precariously, lorded over by gentile “hosts” in societies that were variously hostile.  When so inclined, their hosts would confiscate their property, issuing and enforcing decrees against them. Subject to the will and whim of others, Jews remained dependant on their sufferance and largesse.  As tenant farmers and as tradesmen, they owned only what was allotted them, allotments that could be reduced or removed, dispossessing them at will.  At times dispossession would encompass their very existence – witness the Crusades, the Inquisition, innumerable pogroms, and, ultimately, the Shoah.   A sense of entitlement seems to have passed into the DNA of formerly host societies, and continues in altered form until this day – e.g., the violent hostility of the Arab/Persian world which remains at war with Israel and the turpitude of Western nations who support or excuse it.    Even in our own time, Europeans afford themselves a privileged position with respect to Jewish interests, threatening and cajoling Israel to redistribute its property to its enemies.

Financially reliant on petro-dollars, the West in its cupidity has chosen to appease the Arabs and support them in their conflict with Israel, no matter that Arab hatred of the Christian West runs second only to their Jew hatred.  Islam’s jihadist ambitions and its utter rejection of a Jewish or Christian presence in the Middle East are inconvenient truths suppressed to win favor with the Arabs for their oil money.

But in spite of their great wealth, Arab societies are in a shambles, and, who better to blame for it than Jews?  At the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict are generations of impoverished refugees living shiftless lives on United Nations handouts for more than sixty years.  They are portrayed as victims, no more responsible for themselves than children.  (A comparable number of Middle Eastern Jews fled persecution in their home countries and found refuge in Israel where they were absorbed and integrated into the fabric of the country.)  The wealthy Arabs states, without the least diminution in their lavish lifestyle, could have transformed the condition of their poor relations but chose instead to “drive the Jews into the sea.” Oil rich Arabia dwarfs Israel physically and economically, but it is Israel that is held responsible for Arab poverty, just as Jews for centuries were held responsible for crises in the West.  The “Zionist Entity” with its “settlements” is the moral culprit, and justice demands that, “like a cancer,” it be cut out. The benighted ways and terroristic activities of the Arabs are excused or rationalized away.  Israel’s refusal to cede its heartland is “the main obstacle to peace.”

A nomadic people, Arabs for centuries moved hither and yon throughout the Middle East.  Only with the arrival of the British and the development of a Jewish homeland did some claim an identity related to the sparsely populated area called “Palestine,” originally a Roman appellation.  The wealthy Arab states, which deflect dissent by inveighing against Israel, decry the suggestion that a place for their brethren could be found elsewhere in the vast land mass of the Middle East.

From his research, Gross learned that the nations (primarily Poland in his work but all of Europe by implication) regarded the existential situation of the Jews as theirs to determine.    Those to whom Jews were required to answer, be they German or Pole or Russian or Ukrainian or Italian or Greek or Spanish or Turk (to name some of the more significant actors in their long and tragic history), could deny them acceptance and remove whatever security they enjoyed.  Indeed, their status could be altered at will, even when they had been living in a locale for centuries.  Whatever the Jews possessed could be taken and they themselves sent packing.  Without moral or legal standing, their possessions could be absorbed as common property.  The host giveth, the host taketh.

Gross illustrates this point with examples from the war years in Poland where Jews were often blackmailed by their so called protectors – Poles who, for their own reasons, hid them.   According to his research, extortion for safe keeping was not at all exceptional.  The major motivation of “benefactors” was to gain access to the hidden property of Jewish victims.  (It was an axiom of belief that even the most impoverished of Jews had hidden away riches.)  And when Jews resisted their demands, their Polish protectors took umbrage — threatened them with violence or betrayal to the Germans.  Since the Jews were doomed and defenseless, their stubborn hold out was denying Poles their due.  Polish Jews were favoring the Germans over their fellow countrymen.  And, for many Europeans, Jewish “intransigence” is a source of consternation to this day.  They are much displeased when “shitty little Israel” will not jump at their command.

Of course, not all Europeans are hostile and certainly the majority of the American people hold Israel in high esteem — a loyal friend who shares their deepest values.  But Europeans generally, as well as Arab sympathizers in this country, demand that Judea (from which the Jews derive their name) and Samaria — lands documented in the holy books of both Judaism and Christianity, and recorded in the annals of history as theirs for three thousand years — be surrendered to their enemy. For its recalcitrance, Israel is threatened with economic reprisals and denounced in international forums.  Some Europeans regard the very existence of Israel as an injustice — an insult to their moral sensibilities.  They embrace the Arab narrative with respect to “Palestine,” a narrative that denies the historic connection of Jews to their ancient land. Wars and mass murders committed by the Arabs give them no pause.   Like Poles, Ukrainians, and Baltic people in the forties, so-called peace organizers support these self-confessed killers and organize public protests on their behalf.  Jews must surrender the land, i.e. the real property of their people.  Refusal, their critics claim, is pointless.  Surrender is inevitable.  Israel will perish if it does not give way.  (They know what’s best for Jews.  They always have.)   The land in question, including much of Jerusalem and its environs, will be redistributed to “displaced Arabs” who have been dealt a perceived injustice.  Under certain circumstances, Jews might be permitted to retain a small portion of their ill-gotten gain.  (When a gain is Jewish, it is ill-gotten by definition.)

In the star chamber of world politics, the privileges of ownership are available to some and not others — Israel in particular.  Its de-legitimization by the Left, abetted often by Jewish leftists, fits well with the Left’s disparagement of property rights in general.  Arab failure, in repeated attempts, to destroy Israel and rid the region of its Jewish presence elicits their sympathy.  Immersed in relativism and empathetic to all forms of failure, they accept Palestinian Arab claims ipso facto and dismiss those of the Israelis.   Israel’s improbable success and contributions to the world at large make it all the more troubling in their eyes.  Though the existential threat to it from Iran grows by the day, it fails to arouse their concern.   Jewish tragic history has been relegated to a footnote and deemed no longer relevant, Jewish survival a parochial anomaly with no place on their “universal” agenda.  The success of capitalist Israel, thriving in the face of worldwide opposition, adds insult to the injury suffered by the Arabs.  For the Left, pacifism, gay marriage and unlimited abortion occupy the moral high ground.  Jewish land is an oxymoron, a Zionist pipedream, internationally condemned to requisition and redistribution by the United Nations.  Alas, the “holy land” belongs neither to Jew nor Arab, but is the common property of any and all people.

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  • AdinaK

    Not only are Jews relegated to thieves in their own thousands ! year old homeland, a land in which its people have more title rights than any people on earth, they are forever tarred as interlopers and worse.
    In fact, for the actual legal discussion, there is no more authoritative text than 'The Legal Foundation & Borders Of Israel Under International Law,' by, eminent legal scholar, Howard Grief. Read it.

    Regardless, those who exacerbate the crisis come from within, as evidenced herein –… …as they consort with Arab terrorists too!

    Adina kutnicki, Israel

    • WhateverMan

      Religious texts are not real estate contracts. Only those who were there before 1948, Arab (Muslims and Chrisitians) and Jews, have a right to the land. Others, like the Polish and other east European converts, have no legitimate claim to any part of the land.

      • WhateverWoman

        Well that rules out 90% of the "Palestinian" claimants then, most of them were born after 1948 in Syria, Lebanon or Jordan.

      • ziontruth

        "Only those who were there before 1948, Arab (Muslims and Chrisitians) and Jews, have a right to the land."

        This is none of your business, interventionist scum.

        "Others, like the Polish and other east European converts, have no legitimate claim to any part of the land."

        Every Jew has a legitimate claim to any part of the land, and no Arab has any legitimate claim to any part of the land. Jewishness is not based on race, you neo-Nazi POS.


          ziontruth AKBAR!

        • EarlyBird

          Hey Zion, as long as Israel wages slander campaigns against our president, as long as your country demands that it has a say in who our US Secretary of Defense will be, as long as we keep you on the dole at the tune of $3 billion dollars + a year, as long as we keep a big fat target on our backs as the Sole Friend of Israel, as long as Israel insist it be treated as the 51st State…

          NO American is a "interventionist," and all of Israel's business remains Americans' business. Get it? You don't get it? Israel wouldn't exist today without the tremendous, endless, unquestioning support we've given you ungrateful little sh*ts all these years.

          • ziontruth

            "…as long as Israel wages slander campaigns against our president,…"

            The truth that Obama is an Israel-hating Marxist is slander?!

            "…as long as your country demands that it has a say in who our US Secretary of Defense will be,…"

            Israel has made no such demands; it's the Republicans making it, for their own private reasons. If it's because they love Israel, then that's their call, just as it's Obama's call to support the Muslim Brotherhood he so loves.

            "…as long as we keep a big fat target on our backs as the Sole Friend of Israel,…"

            Right, go ahead and be like Sweden and Norway—no special relationship with Israel, so they're OK with the Muslims. Oops, wait, they aren't: The local muzz colonists in them stir just as much excrement as in the U.S., or in India, or in Thailand, or everywhere else. But let's blame everyone but the aggressors.

            "…as long as we keep you on the dole at the tune of $3 billion dollars + a year,…"

            That's the second time you've peddled that lie. Israel hasn't received monetary aid from the U.S. since the end of the 1990s; the aid is only in the form of a loan for developing weapons which the U.S. ends up benefiting from too.

            "…and all of Israel's business remains Americans' business…"

            Nope. If it's the remaining military loan you're bothered about, we can do without it. Take your loan and shove it. If the price is telling the Jews where they may or may not build on their own land, it's too steep to pay.

            "Israel wouldn't exist today without the tremendous, endless, unquestioning support we've given you ungrateful little sh*ts all these years."

            Israel exists, and always has, because of God's defense of the Jews and their state. The false attribution of Israel's survival to human help is the #1 reason why the U.S. and Israel are set to have their relationship broken down. In Israel's dire straits, America will be preoccupied or aloof at best, or with Israel's enemies at worst (like with Zbig's call to shoot any Israeli planes down on the way to Iran); then all the world shall know that it is not humans and their states and militaries that guarantee the Jews' continued well-being, but HaShem alone. Every knee shall bow before Him Who alone is Lord and Savior of the world, and leave the idolatry of thinking there is any salvation in flesh and blood.

          • EarlyBird

            Here are a couple private reasons:

            1.) many Republicans are right wing Christian fundamentalists who want to see Armageddon occur in Israel to hasten the coming of the Savior;

            2.) Because they have found a helpful political ally in the Israel First lobby, and having helped create it, are also now under the threat of being slimed as "anti-Semitic" if they get out of step with it.

            Here's a few countries which the US owes a "special relationship": Britain, France, Australia, Canada, just to name a few countries that have been crucial to our nation's birth and success, and who we've fought side by side with. You know who bought US military secrets from an American spy, and who fired on an American Navy vessel? Israel.

            Our alliance has been one of convenience. But it's a lot more convenient for Israel.

            "…If the price is telling the Jews where they may or may not build on their own land, it's too steep to pay."

            No, the price is your nation lobbying for the US to get into another disastrous war, this time against Iran on behalf of Israel. No thanks.

            "Israel exists, and always has, because of God's defense of the Jews and their state…"

            Then what's with the constant talk of existential threats?



            If you want to play who did what games, Let's Play!

            – 9/11
            – 1993 truck bombing of the WTC
            – 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103
            – 1988 poison gas (a WMD) attack on the Kurds of Halabja Iraq
            – 8 year Iraq/Iran war – 1,000,000 dead
            – Fort Hood massacre
            – bombing of the USS Cole
            – bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia
            – Madrid train bombings
            – Bali bombings
            – Assassination of US Senator and US Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy -by a "palestinian"
            – death decree on writer Salman Rushdie
            – death threats on Danish cartoonists
            – death threats on South Park cartoon program
            – Times Square SUV bomber
            – sneaker bomber richard reid
            – underwear bomber
            – Tolouse France masscre
            – kidnapping and recording and posting videos of the beheading of captives like journalist Daniel Pearl
            – murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh
            – Beltway sniper

            I can go on and on. Just read the news.

          • EarlyBird

            Screw Up, you are truly a simpleton.

            Hope you can hold these two concept in your head, but here goes: my being bothered by the US foreign policy being dictated by Israel, does not mean I am therefore pro-Islamist terror. I am against both things.

            Let's see if I can bring this down to your level.

            I am pro-salt AND pro-pepper.
            I prefer dogs, but I don't dislike cats.
            I am pro-beach AND pro-mountains.
            I like Fords AND Chevys.

            Does this help? Chew on this, and come back to me if you need any guidance.

    • Glennd1

      Uhh, a little bit of misdirection here, but it's nice to see Adina again with her blog traffic generating strategy on offer, lol. Support for a Jewish state in Palestine was explicitly conditioned it upon not visiting harm on the indigenous people living in the territory. The Balfour Declaration, the British Mandate and the U.N. partition resolution made this explicitly clear. While to me it's still arguable as to why Jewish suffering is somehow so special that they get the right to have a 2000 year old land claim honored, what isn't arguable is that the radical Zionists ethnically cleansed 400 villages, towns and cities of their Arab Muslim inhabitants in '48. 650,000 in all. Going well beyond the land awarded in the partition. In clear violation of international law.

      The U.S. was not a big supporter of Israel at the time. In fact, due to the socialist leanings of many of the early political leaders of Israel, it had strong relationships with enemies of the U.S. We also objected to the treatment of the Arabs back then. It was only after '67 that the U.S. really 'took sides' at all. The notion that Israel is axiomatically good and on the side of the angels is utterly ahistorical and simply not even believed by many in Israel now.

      Ask yourselves this. Does what the author say above give them Jews the right to steal the land/homes of others?

  • crackerjack

    Will Zionists demanding recognition of their supposed ancestral "property rights" be willing to recognise the property rights of Native Americans, Native Australians or Native Canadians and return real estate they hold in these countrys to the ancestral heirs? If not, they are hypocrites.

    • Mary Sue

      That's got nothing to do with anything. The situation isn't even remotely the same, given that one side is NOT demanding the slaughter of the other side.

      Ironically, Indians don't believe in Property Rights as we know them. Traditionally they are nomadic collectivists.

      • WhateverMan

        people that are occupied have a tendency to wish ill on their occupier. They shouldn't be flattered because members of the "Chosen People" expropriating them:because God gave them the land. Unbelievable.

        • WhateverWoman

          The Arabs took the land by the sword, they lost it by the sword. Islam believes in the sword, by their own religious definition the Arab's god took the land from them and gave it to the Jews. Get over it.

          • WhateverMan

            Good. Which means the Arabs have every right to try to reclaim by the same sword.

          • ziontruth

            If you want to be an "a pox on both houses" person, that's fine with me. Like I said, Israel doesn't need your support. It's the fact that you wish to appease Islamic imperialist aggression with gifts of Jewish land that makes you an enemy of the Jewish people.


            WhateverMoron, And Infidels have the right to resist Islamofascism and socialism by any means necessary.

        • Lan Astaslem

          knuckledragger, Israel gave gaza to the invented palestinians who quickly turned it into a cesspool from which to launch rockets into Israel. You are a pathetic Jew hating fool and out of your league here dummy.

        • ziontruth

          "people that are occupied have a tendency to wish ill on their occupier."

          Let the Arab occupiers of Jewish land—the Land of Israel—ponder that point.

      • crackerjack

        Going by your concept, Zionists are free to dwell on other peoples ancestral homegrounds and at the same time demand that nobody dwells on their ancestral homeground. Sounds like a scam to me.

        • ziontruth

          "Going by your concept, Zionists are free to dwell on other peoples ancestral homegrounds and at the same time demand that nobody dwells on their ancestral homeground."

          The Land of Israel is belongs to the Jewish nation alone, and there is no other land in the world that belongs to the Jewish nation. Does that clear up things for you? And no, this is not up for debate.

          "Sounds like a scam to me."

          It doesn't matter what it sounds like to you; this is none of your business. Go back to being concerned about your native Germany. Oh wait, you're a multiculturalist—you're just as dangerous for your native Germany as you are for the Jewish nation-state.

          Marxism must be criminalized.


            Wishing that Moscow is overrun by Sharia compliant Islamists as Londonistan is.

    • Al Gagne

      Well put. Since the begining of time man and land conquest have been a common strategy. Do we now give up our conquered land to the original occupiers? How far back do we go to accomplish this. To the Victors go the spoils. This has always been the rule for mankind. Liberals have always been trying to impose their good will onto the population. Liberals believe they are superior than everyone else. Time to Put Liberals into Mental Hospitals. Liberalism is a mental disorder. Free people are free to provide for themselves and what they earn or conquer are theirs. Not to be shared like Communism.

    • ziontruth

      "Will Zionists demanding recognition of their … ancestral property rights be willing to recognise the property rights of Native Americans, Native Australians or Native Canadians…"

      Those issues are none of a Zionist's business, just as the Jewish–Arab conflict is none of yours.

      • EarlyBird

        It's every American's business, until Israel gets off the US tax payers' dole and stops asking us to to war on its behalf.

        You do also know that by pointing to the Bible as proof that God gave Israel to Jews, that you are therefore validating religious and ethnic wars in general, and the Arabs' and Iranians' and other Muslims' war against Israelis in particular, right?

        • ziontruth

          "…until Israel gets off the US tax payers' dole…"

          Israel has been off the U.S. taxpayers' dole since 1997. Your Goebbelsian tactic of repeating a lie won't work.

          "You do also know that by pointing to the Bible as proof that God gave Israel to Jews, that you are therefore validating religious and ethnic wars in general,…"

          I'm validating nothing; you see what you want to see, and you want to see a deck stack against Israel, your hobbyhorse. It's all about you and your sick obsession.

          • EarlyBird

            Oh I'm sorry. We're just directly subsidizing your national security with that $3 billion + dollars a year, rather than handing you cash. Well that changes everything!


      Hypocrite. They name is crackerjackass.

      When are sanctimonious double standard morons like you going to walk the walk and end you brutal , racist occupation of Native American land.

      No Double Standards by deceitful Euros, Africans, Asians living on the Native American lands of North America.

    • Snorbak

      Given that you raised the issue of property rights; modern day Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon & Syria were ALL formed out of the mandates system at the end of WW1, land that was annexed from the Turkish Ottoman Empire by the British & French. The people that lived in these lands were Arabs & wait for it…..Jew's.
      Given that you feel the Jew's have no right to the land, maybe the UN should stop recognizing the above mentioned countries & their associated borders & return the land to the Turks? Nope that wont solve the problem as the Turks conquered the lands from the Byzantine Empire who themselves succeeded the Roman Empire, do you see where this is leading?
      Looking back 2000 years we come full circle to…….Israel.

    • reader

      You wil be receiving eviction notice shortly, by the way.

    • aspacia

      slither back under your rock cracked.

  • WhateverMan

    And when the occupier believe he is Chosen and has a right to kill innocents, we have a dilemma.

    • WhateverWoman

      And Mohammed didn't believe he was chosen? And Muslims don't believe Islam is "the best of religions"?

      • WhateverMan

        everyone believes their religion is the best or they wouldn't follow them. The difference is when people think they are chosen by God, which gives them licenve to kill, expropriate and steal from another people.
        Chosen people is a code word for Ubermensh and Eretz Israel for Lebensraum.
        And no, Mohamed did not believe he wa part of a Chosen people because his message, like Jesus' was Universal. Judaism is just about jews. Maybe that's why they were both persecuted, but one chose not to be crucified.

        • ziontruth

          "Chosen people is a code word for Ubermensh and Eretz Israel for Lebensraum."

          WhateverMan is a code word for Neo-Nazi and Peace Process is a code for Trains to Auschwitz. Two can play that game, my fine scaly friend.

          "And no, Mohamed did not believe he wa part of a Chosen people because his message, like Jesus' was Universal."

          Universal for all humans that they have to submit to shariah law. So much better than the Jewish message that non-Jews are free to do whatever they wish all over the world except in one tiny sliver of land in the Middle East. /sarc

          "Maybe that's why they were both persecuted, but one chose not to be crucified."

          Mohammed was persecuted (and even that's doubtful) for a brief time by the people of Mecca until he got Medina to conquer it for him. The Jews of Medina—three tribes whom he eliminated, one of them by massacre—had nothing to do with it. But it's nice to see how, when you scratch an anti-Zionist a little bit, you always find out the classical Jew-hater in the end. I'm only surprised you didn't quote "His blood be upon us and our children" in your sick rant.

    • ziontruth

      "And when the occupier believe he is Chosen and has a right to kill innocents, we have a dilemma."

      When the Jews start demanding the entire world for Halakhah (Jewish Law), imposing it on all of humanity by force, then you can talk. In the meantime, only the Muslims are global imperialists here, while the Jewish demand is localized, meaning you're a busybody poking your nose into affairs that are no concern of yours. Consider how it would be if I posted on British forums saying "Britain out of Northern Ireland now! World peace depends on it!" The forum admins would be fully in their rights to ban my account instantly. Same goes for you busybodies nosing on this local conflict far away from your comfortable armchairs.

      Anti-Zionism is illegitimate; no one has any right to oppose the unlimited Jewish inhabitation of the Land of Israel for any reason.

      • WhateverMan

        Anti-Zionism is as legitimate as anti-Nazism, Anti-Slavery or Anti-Communism. I don;t care if you think you're Chosen or not.
        The world will have something to say because it was the world, through the UN, that created that country. God had nothing to do with it or He would have done it earlier.
        So right now, you are answerable to the world. And the only reason Apartheid South Africa is gone and Zionist israel is still around is connections to the US. It;s like a molestor who know the sheriff, so doesn;t go to jail. And keeps molesting.

        • ziontruth

          "Anti-Zionism is as legitimate as…"

          That's not for you to determine, scum. You don't make the rules, dungstain.

          There is no more a right to oppose Jewish nationalism, a.k.a. Zionism, than there was a right in the 1820s to oppose Greek nationalism for any reason—neither for plain antipathy for the Greek people nor for "noble" reasons such as "maintaining the delicate balance of power."

          "I don;t care if you think you're Chosen or not."

          And I don't care what your reasons are for opposing Jewish national rights; anti-Zionism is illegitimate and needs to be wiped off the face of the earth.

          "…it was the world, through the UN, that created that country. God had nothing to do with it…"

          God has everything to do with everything that's happened anytime in history. If He used the U.N. as a means of affirming the Jewish nation's right to return to their land, this does not constitute any binding relationship of the Jewish State to that institution.

          "So right now, you are answerable to the world."

          We are answerable to nobody but God. And He says the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish nation alone, for all eternity; even a hiatus of 2000 years is only a temporary situation. The tenth generation of dogs born in a stable are still dogs and not horses; to the stable the horses will return even if the stable has been vacant for a length of time for whatever reason. The Arab nation has more than enough for itself, it isn't entitled to what belongs to the Jewish nation. Anti-Zionism is imperialist aggression and imperialist injustice!

          "And the only reason Apartheid South Africa is gone and Zionist israel is still around is connections to the US."

          The Jewish State does not need the U.S. for anything; we rely on the most reliable of defenders, our Father in heaven, the Creator of the World. And the only reason Marxism and Islam are still not treated like Nazism was, is because they have yet to push the tipping point; but that will happen one day.

          "It;s like a molestor who know the sheriff, so doesn;t go to jail. And keeps molesting."

          It's high time you went to jail. For treason.

          • EarlyBird

            "The Jewish State does not need the U.S. for anything; we rely on the most reliable of defenders, our Father in heaven, the Creator of the World."

            Gee, Zion, then if you guys aren't using that $3.2 billion dollars a year we've been giving you since '79, do you think we could have it back?

          • ziontruth

            "$3.2 billion dollars a year we've been giving you since '79"

            And stopped giving us in 1997. Until you recognize that fact, I see no point in addressing your arguments.

            "do you think we could have it back?"

            So you don't just want the (non-existent since 1997) aid stopped, you want to bankrupt Israel. But you're not a Jew-hater, no, not at all.

            Go pound sand.

          • EarlyBird

            My point, as if you don't get it, is that you might want to show a bit of gratitude to the hand that feeds you. If you lose the US, you truly go it alone.

          • reader

            You're not feeding anyone, moocher. You're sucking taxpayers dry pushing papers on some college campus – typical Obama voter.

          • EarlyBird

            Damn book lernin'!

          • reader

            You're not learning anything either, obviously.

    • Ar'nun

      You have been lied to. You can provide a link to what ever propaganda and lies you have been fed, but it doesn't change the fact that you are simply wrong. I srael goes to great lengths to limit civilian casualties while Hamas goes to great lengths to maximize them on both sides.

      • WhateverMan

        Are you saying these are Arabs and leftists dhimmis posing as Jews? Those bastards

        • Ar'nun

          Or they could be Hamas's human shields.

  • Matt


    • Aleia Abou Taleb

      Mohamed believed he was the last profet. Moslems believe in all
      Profets equally as Quran quotes. Human beings believe in
      Themselves being best. God will judge who is better if we
      Believe in him

  • Aleia Abou taleb

    Throught out history Moslem civilization were tolertent with both news and Christians.
    We're ministers in the Arab court. Arabs have been semetic nomads
    Arabia from Yemen to the north where Fenicians Babylonians Assyrians not to forget their Jewish cousins.
    civilizations were oringinally built by nomads who have
    Settled. before becoming Moslems they have been Christians and Jews. Arabs and
    And jews were always there. This division full of religious hatred
    Would be sorted out. If each party recognizes what is right and act
    Accordingly. No big politicians using simple people to achieve
    Power and flatter their great ego. All are monotheists with an
    Almost common language. Think humbly about it.
    Languages are very close. Humbly think about it!

    • EarlyBird

      This is the old, "people without a flag are not people" argument.

    • kate5778b

      The Dhimmi would disagree with you here. Mohamet is named as the 'Perfect example to follow" sura 33:21; looking at all the meccan verses I would say he definitely is not, he is a warlord who cannot stand 'other' and kills Jews. In short todays Muslims who want to kill Jews are just doing what Mohamet did.

      If you are really humble, you will read sura 3:3 and realise that the Qur'an is not confirmation to what has been given in the Torah and Injil. Allah never talks of his love or relationship with people as the object of his love as the deity of the Bible does, as Jesus says "salvation is of the Jews"…..not of the Arabs. Humility is pleasing YY and following His ways and not making up our own.

      As the Yigdal states Ha Shem will not change nor replace his law for any other for eternity, unlike the Qur'an where in sura 2:106 Allah states:

      "Sahih International
      We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?"

      Which you must agree does not show competence of an omnipotent deity – stick with the original, not a recent, 7th century poor imitation. I;m not getting at you, just give it some thought. Blessings.

  • Western Spirit

    Whatever Man is a Jew-hating Jew who was banned from FPM under another name. So is to be pitied, not taken seriously.

    Also as a Christian I take offense at my faith being characterized as it was here. We simply believe in a New Covenant between God and man because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross.

    • stern

      Thank you for your comment about Whatever Man. However, I would like to address your second paragraph. Please point out what offends you about this sentence:
      "While rejecting Judaism itself, the Christian Church laid claim to the Jewish Bible, which it annexed, abridged, and renamed the “Old Testament.”"

      What is untrue here?

      • EarlyBird

        That sentence didn't strike me as offensive, but this one caught my eye as being way overwrought:

        "To this day the mainstream Protestant churches in America stand foursquare with Fatah and Hamas, averring the Palestinian cause and condemning Israel."

        Seriously? Why does he think the Israel First Lobby propagandizes on this American website? To gain support of American Protestants, mainly.

      • κατεργάζομαι

        Replying to stern
        My reply regarding The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") was deleted.

        I wrote this to the moderator: "This was a respectful and correct comment. One cannot conduct meaningful discourse when you use a hatchet for a filter system. I spent 30 minutes writting the comment."

        I even incorporated Hebrew for The Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, etc.

  • Metatron

    The Lord God made Covenant with the Jews and the Jews made Covenant with the Lord God. Those who were not chosen have always been filled with jealousy and rage. They even insist that a "new" covenant was made with them. It wasn't! Jealousy and rage accounts for their mistreatment of God's Chosen…but God will make judgment on them in His Tribunal.

    • EarlyBird

      Hey neat. And the Muslims can point to some sentences in their Koran that commands them to kill Jews in the name of God.

      Everyone gets to commit wars and crimes in the name of God. See how that works?


        Islamists kill people all over the world.

        You think that creates Islamophobia?

        • EarlyBird

          Maybe you should take a trip to Islamabad? Just walk around with a Bible and an American flag. I hear it's a great place to visit. Send us a postcard, will you?

  • Marty

    After two dozen visits to Israel over the years it's increasingly evident that most Israelis have given up on and care little about what others think of them. They aren't interested in accommodating islamic sociopaths who want to slaughter them or the european dhimmis who already have the historical record for mass murdering Jews. They want to live and prosper for themselves and to spite those who want them dead. There is no other perspective for them to have or that would make any sense.

  • genefowler1

    I take great exception to your charicturization of Protestants. I have attended Protestant Churches since the late 60's and have heard notging but praise for Israel. I often hear how we are called to pray for Israel and the Jews. I was taught that the Jews were God's chosen and the apple of His eye and He will bless those that bless them and He will cures those that curse them. Or is it that you don't like non-Jewish people and Christianity.

    • stern

      I think in all fairness, the author was reacting to the growing wave of anti-Semitism, masked as anti-Zionism, coming from the Protestant churches. Unfortunately, to us, your experiences would seem to be very rare. In fact, this is the first time I have heard of this attitude in Protestant Churches. So no, it's not that we don't like non-Jewish people and Christianity. We are extremely sensitive to those who don't like us, because history has shown where this dislike can lead.

      In short, I would ask you to stop "taking exception" and to do something about changing what we hear from your Churches.

      • genefowler1

        It might be the choice of the word 'protestant', that being a glaring over-generalization of the Christian Church. Simply naming the specific organization, in my opinion, would have been a better call. As of this time I still have no idea of any protestant Church that speaks unkindly of God's chosen. No where in scripture have I ever read that God changed His mind on who his chosen people are. In closing, there are several hundred Protestant denominations. Please, for my simple mind, narrow the field down a little. Thanks for your response :-) <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt”> <DIV style=”RIGHT: auto” dir=ltr> <DIV style=”BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; HEIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px”></DIV>

        • stern

          Thanks Gene. Perhaps you could educate me? I can only refer to the United Church of Canada by name. I know there are at least two large US Church organizations in the US that have been pushing anti-Israel – and frankly, anti-Semitic – agendas. They may not mention Jews by name, but their resolutions are, to quote a recent Harvard President, "anti-Semitic in practice, if not in intent".

          We know that by and large, the evangelical churches support Israel and are good friends to the Jews. Are those also Protestant? Which Protestant group do you belong to?


  • @historyscoper

    The case of the American Indians is sad, but works in the Jews' favor, not against them, because they earned the right and were given their own reservations in order to preserve their idenitty. The 2K years of history since the Jewish Diaspora has abundantly demonstrated that Jews won't give up their identity to become something else, thus they have earned the right to a Jewish homeland, and where should it be if not Israel? On some federal reservation in New Mexico? As WWII proved, it's the only way for the world to have a permanent peace. Too bad, israel is smack dab in the middle of the Muslim World, and Muslims thump the Quran that proclaims that no land once ruled in Allah's name can ever be ruled by anybody else, especially Jews. The solution is for them to DUMP ISLAM and FORGET MUHAMMAD and join the rest of the world.

    My study of history tells me that a thousand years from now there will be a Jewish state of Israel with capital in Jerusalem, while I'm not so sure about there being any Muslim World or even a United States of America.

    Ever hear of the Big Bang? Make a Big Bang of historical knowledge go off in your brain:

    • EarlyBird

      I've often thought that it was unfortunate for Jews that they founded Israel in the time they did, what with cameras around and in a time of general discomfort with genocide. They could have wiped out the Palestinian in a short couple of decades and had Greater Israel today, complete with comfortable myths about their nation's Virgin Birth. Instead, they have to pretend that Israel was empty before they came from Europe.

      • ziontruth

        "…what with cameras around…"

        We can take of the cameras; all it takes is strong leadership that recognizes the importance of cracking down on the hostile worldwide media. The media outlets will in due course tell nothing about what's going on in the Land of Israel except that which the Jewish State permits it to tell.

        You think Israel is evil, you just wait till we have leaders that hold to the maxim, "If you're already doing the time, might as well commit the crime." Only then will it dawn upon you how gentlemanly the Jewish State is right now.

        • EarlyBird

          I don't think Israel is evil at all, and I wish her well. But I think she is being seduced to commit evil by websites like this, and radical religious zealots like you.

          It may be true that Israel is not – yet – an apartheid state, but I can't see it heading anywhere else. Can you imagine Israel accepting all Palestinians as full Israeli citizens? No. Because they are now Jews and Israel was made as a Jewish state. Even if they laid down all weapons and swore loyalty to Israel, you and your fellow zealots would never give them full rights.


            The fact that Islamists are killing people all over the world, proves that Israel is not the problem.

            Islamism is.

            If the problem was limited to battles between Israel and "palestinians", then there might be valid point.

            But the fact is that Islamofascists are killing people all over the world.

            Islamism is a problem that needs to be addressed – preferably by Muslims.

          • EarlyBird

            You're an idiot.

  • Ar'nun

    What beautiful essay. It's about time people start to hear the truth.

  • stern

    Thank you! I really appreciate your openness and information.

  • Jim

    The Jews have little choice but to remain In Israel . It is their land and there together they can defend them selves. They have no option but to grow bigger and stronger and be able to finally be unassailable.

    America will not only be around. It is slowly decaying at the seems. Israel must work very hard to continue.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: "While rejecting Judaism itself, the Christian Church laid claim to the Jewish Bible, which it annexed, abridged, and renamed the “Old Testament.”"

    In giving us revelation of Himself, God desired to communicate. not obscure the truth. All Scripture in the Protestant Bible is inspired and profitable, but the New Testament has greater priority as our source of doctrine.

    Old Testament revelation (quoted hundreds times in the NT as cross-source text), was preparatory and partial, but New Testament revelation is climactic and complete. Over 200 OT prophecies were fulfilled at Jesus' first coming. There are more than that number referencing his return.

    For instance think how much difference exists between what is taught in the Old and New Testaments concerning atonement, justification, and resurrection. To mention this is not to minimize what is taught in the Tanakh, in any way, or suggest that it is less inspired; rather, it is to say that in the progression of the unfolding of God's revelation the OT occupies a prior place chronolologically and thus a preparatory and incomplete place theologically.

    • JoJoJams

      Or, a simple way of looking at things, "turn the other cheek" and "love your enemies and do good to them" would have gotten a tribe destroyed in 2000 b.c. It's only after humanity progressed along enough to be able to understand the doctrines that the laws were "fulfilled" (in Christ). Actually, a good read is Proverbs – for being an "old testament" book, you'll find so much "new testament" ideas. Read the whole thing – not just a snippet from some Sunday sermon. Proverbs actually shows the root of much of what is in Christian doctrine, as far as mans treatment of man, and how to live, is concerned.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    The Muslims have a saying: "First [destroy] the Saturday People (Jews)… then the Sunday People (Christians)."

    Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. – One out of every five people in the world is now a Muslim! – One out of every three babies born in the world today are Muslim. – Apparently the Muslims can still breed with a vengeance much faster than they can purge each other off the planet.

    Interestingly, the Obama administration and CAIR never mention "hate groups" in 'Islamic countries. Actually, they don't need hate groups as long as hate is institutionalized right from their local mosques! For sure the most dangerous time on the streets for non-Muslims is right after the mosque prayers end on Friday evening! –

    ~Coming to a neighborHOOD near you.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: Response to second paragraph. ~ The persecuted Jews, together with resident Muslims, as well as Biblical Christians! were ALL forced to convert to Roman Catholicism or, be expelled or be killed when Spain became united under the Catholic Monarchs King Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492.

    Read: Foxe's Book of Martyrs, and Martyrs' Mirror first published in 1660. – It will make you weep!

    NOTE: according to what GOD says:
    ~ "Those Who Bless Her (Israel) Will Be Blessed, – And Those Who Curse Her Will Be Cursed "
    (Genesis 12:2-3)

    ……..Spain's world power was ended shortly after persecuting the Sephardic Jews in accordance to God's Word in Genesis 12:2-3.

    CONTRAST: Of Ishmael, the father of Muslims and his descendants, GOD said this:

    "He (Ishmael) will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand )and his descendents) will be against everyone, And everyone's hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers." Gen 16:12 NASB

    • JoJoJams

      One religion says God sent his sign to die for you (as the "only" way to heaven, if you accept), and another religion says to send your sons to die for it's god (as the only sure way to get to heaven – killing for jihad). I know which one I think is doctrinally more humane, in my book….

      • JoJoJams

        ***sign should be son – dang typos***

  • cathy


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  • cathy

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