Being Jewish and Making Peace

Dr. Michael Widlanski is the author of  Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat  published by Threshold/Simon and Schuster. He was Strategic Affairs Advisor in Israel's Ministry of Public Security, and he will be a visiting professor at University of California, Irvine.


PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/What does “Being Jewish” have to do with Arab-Israeli peace? Why does Israel insist Palestinians accept Israel as a Jewish state? What causes Palestinians and other Arabs to be threatened by the “Jewish” character of Israel?

Answer One: Israel is designed to be “Jewish” in the sense that it is meant to be a spiritual home and a physical refuge for Jews—the world’s most persecuted minority.

If you pick a century—or even a decade—in history, you can find how the powers of the day set out to persecute, rob, enslave and kill the Jews of their time: Egyptian pharaohs, Babylonian kings, Roman emperors, European knights, Spanish Inquisitors.

In the last century alone, Nazis and their allies murdered 6,000,000 Jews—a third of the world’s population. In ecological terms, Jews are an endangered species.  Israel is a nature preserve for Earth’s most persecuted and perhaps most productive minority.

Israel is a home where Jews can be safe to practice their religion (or not), to identify as Jews or Israelis (or not) without fear of persecution by German Nazis, Russian Cossacks, British Crusaders, French fascists, Islamic maniacs, etc.

Answer Two: Israel must insist on having its “Jewishness” recognized because Arab and Islamic individuals, states and organizations say Jews can only exist as a second-class status within a sovereign Arab or Islamic community. In Islamic terms, this is called being a dhimmi—having protected but limited  second-class religious rights.

Making Muslims accept Israel as Jewish really means making them accept that Jews have political and cultural rights like Arabs and Muslims. Arabs have 22 sovereign states whose area is bigger than Europe. The Muslims have 50 or 60 states. No one questions that. So, the Jews can have one state the size of New Jersey.

The so-called “Arab World” and the “Islamic Community” say they do not have an ideological problem with Jews as a religion, but they are being misleading in asserting this. The truth is that they do not have a problem with Jews as long as the Jews “stay in their place.”

Many Arabs and Muslims have a huge problem with the Jewish nationalism known as Zionism. Recognizing Israel as Jewish means Jews are not just a religion but are also a nation, have national rights, and cannot be evicted from their homeland.

When Jew-haters (or genteel anti-Semites from Britain or Norway) say they do not hate Jews but only hate Israel or Zionism, they are lying. It is like saying they are not against Jews but only against Jews having arms, legs, eyes—the ability to see for themselves, build for themselves  and protect themselves.

Zionism means a Jewish state, a Jewish refuge, a predominantly Jewish home. This is not just a practical option but a moral imperative. Worldwide, Jews are safer when there is a Jewish state, because it helps them.

In addition, non-Jews are also safer because a Jewish state does not persecute Muslims, Christians, Druze, Bahai, Circassians and others who live in that Jewish state, and that same “Jewish state” also helps to protect non-Jewish minorities in nearby states, and it often gives them refuge from persecution.

The 22 Arab states and 50-odd Islamic states cannot make that claim.

Answer Three: Many Arabs, many Muslims and particularly the Palestinians are threatened by a “Jewish” Israel because Israel is real and successful—a  modern state with  traditional values. The Jewish state’s very success casts a harsh light on the failures of the “Arab” and “Islamic” states and their values.

This is particularly true of the Palestinians who cannot even agree on who will lead them—the PLO in the West Bank or Hamas or Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Palestinians feel threatened by Israel because of their own internal weakness and incoherence.

This is not just political frailty but a weakness of spirit. Palestinians sense something artificial about their own identity.  The concept “Palestinian” is relatively new in Arab thinking. It is a foreign word in Arabic. “Palestine” is never mentioned in the Quran, Islam’s holy book. “Israel” and “the Jews” are mentioned scores of times.

This internal Palestinian lack of identity may be the psychological reason for the PLO-Hamas long-time insistence that Israel cease to exist. Perhaps this explains why both PLO and Hamas refuse to recognize the Jewish character of Israel.

Even so-called Arab “moderates” (who are not really moderate) like PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas violate treaties with Israel. They try to boycott, isolate and hurt Israel. Indeed, Abbas and other “moderates” recoil in disgust at the suggestion of accepting a “Jewish” Israel.

On the other hand, staunch Israeli patriots or religious  Jews do not fear Arab nationalism, Muslim religion or Palestinian sentiment.  Most Israelis feel strong enough about themselves to accept Palestinian Arab nationalism, even as most Arabs still reject the very idea of Zionism or a Jewish state.

The real question remains: Are Arabs, Muslims and especially the Palestinians able to make peace by accepting the Jewish state as a real partner and neighbor?

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  • Judahlevi

    I don’t think Palestinian Arabs refuse to recognize a “Jewish” state because of an identity crisis.

    And the answer to the last question has been answered every time a rocket is fired into Israel and every time the US gives more money to the PLO. Why work when you can hate Jews for a living?

    As long as we reward this behavior we will get it. Cut the funds to the Palestinian Arabs and give them the choices of being self-supporting, starving, or making peace with Israel. Paying them to be terrorists does not help.

    • Ken Kelso

      And also the Europeans.

      Frontpagemag had a great article on this.
      http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/joseph-puder/eu-unrestrained-support-of-the-pa-is-inimical-to-peace/#comment-1350713890

      Palestinian Terrorism: Funded by the EU
      April 21, 2014 by Joseph Puder

    • Ken Kelso

      I don’t think the word work is in the Palestinian leaders DNA?

    • Drakken

      You want peace with the muslims, give them a taste of Carthage, anything else is an academic exercise in futility.

    • Azamspazam91

      The Palestinians just want the Zionists stole from them through the use of force and terror. They’ve been starved by Israel for the last 70 years. They will never give up the fight no matter how intelligently you try to use the carrot and the stick.

      • Judahlevi

        I think we all know who uses “force and terror” and it is not Israel.

        The Palestinian Arabs are surrounded by Arab states which have much more land (and oil) than Israel. They are more than welcome to move there.

        It is not about land, it is about the Muslims adopting the mantle of Hitler with their Jew-hatred. Of all the ideas Muslims could have adopted that would have improved their lives, they instead chose this one. Bad choice.

        • Azamspazam91

          Really?! I wonder who are the Hagana or the Irgun. If not terrorists then what? Peace makers?

          Here you go again trying to categorize them as “Palestinian Arab” – as if just because they are Arab its morally acceptable to deny them their basic right to own property? You feel no remorse pushing human beings off their land and forcing them to live elsewhere just for your convenience? Unacceptable. I thought you jews were smart. Should the Arabs force you Jewish immigrants to go back to Europe?

          You should feel honored to live with your fellow semitic cousins as a strong and influential group with equal rights, just like Jews living in America. Its not the Arabs fault that there are more Arabs than Jews. You Jews can be a minority or majority through your own efforts in procreation and proselytization. Those are respected human rights. Kicking people out of their lands to maintain a majority can never be accepted.

          It has nothing to do with Jew hatred. Jews lived in peace and prosperity under Muslim protection for centuries until the Zionist movement colonized and fractured the region.

          • RESIST

            You’ll never make a Zionist answer the tough questions on Talmudic Laws governing the creation of a Modern Jewish State, or whether Theodor Herzl is their True Messiah.

        • RESIST

          Look up the stats on Israelis killed by Palestinian Terrorist attacks, and compare it to the Arab deaths since 1904 at the hands of European settlers and Israelis. Here, I’ll help you with this link to the Jewish Virtual Library:
          https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/casualtiestotal.html

      • Larry Larkin

        So the land that the early Zionists purchased when they first started to arrive in the Levant, which was regarded as waste land by the arabs who sold it to them is what?
        Those same arabs, after the Jews had turned waste land destroyed by arab mismanagement back into productive, fertile crop land and orchards, then attacked the Zionists and set out to burn down their orchards and crops in order to get the land that they had sold back.
        All this was prior to WWI, let alone after the establishment of Israel as a State.
        Take your lies and go elsewhere, and happy eternal nakba.

        • KrisW

          It pleases me greatly to see someone else with this line of reasoning. I got to the same juncture by merely looking at the census before Jews began to settle that region, during and after.

          The funny thing is, Christian’s, Jew’s and muslim populations are all relatively small in the beginning. During the period of Jewish settlement, the Jewish population sky rockets yes, but so does the muslim population. That alone is a red flag, or ought to be a clear red flag into the “palestinian” claim that Jew’s stole their land.

          Heck, the vast majority of “palestinians” are merely the descendants of arabs who immigrated to the area to get their hands on Jewish money and a “piece of the action”. The economic boom that happened during the settlement era, just looking at the numbers, is staggering.

          • RESIST

            Want more surprises? Look into the US Military before 1948 and after up to 2014 by ethic/religious enlistment. But that won’t support your meme of advancing a backward desolate country. More Cowbell.

        • Azamspazam91

          So its right for me to come to your house and drive you and your family out at gunpoint just because I can furnish your house better than you can? How does that make any sense?

          What lies are you talking about? I didn’t lie once!

          The Zionists have no substantive moral case. Jerusalem will be free. Elohim is on the side of the righteous.

          • Softly Bob

            You didn’t read what he wrote. The Jews furnished the house better, but the Arabs then tried to destroy the house. You conveniently missed that bit out in your little analogy.
            Oh and by the way, Jerusalem will only be truly free when all the Arab troublemakers have gone, and if you think the Zionists have no substantive moral case then you’re morally clueless.

          • Azamspazam91

            Let me explain this as clearly as possible. In order for the Jew to furnish the house better, he must first take the house from said Arab owner. Therein lies the problem…No dignified person is kicked out of his home and surrenders it willingly.

            Heres a thought experiment – Give me your address. I’ll bring my guns, some guard dogs and my friends over at the multi-million dollar interior furnishing company. I’ll proceed to force you and your family out and gunpoint. You can kick and scream all you want, but because I’ll have furnished the house better than you ever could have, the police will be on my side. That makes logical sense right?

            Oh and what terrible ad hominem. I’m not even going to respond to that.

          • Softly Bob

            You’re not even making any sense and you’re historically inaccurate. You can lie as much as you like and create scenarios (like your rant above) that are not even a resemblance of what is going on or what has happened but you’re fooling nobody but yourself.

          • Azamspazam91

            Sorry for the run on sentences. I’ve corrected the grammar. Maybe its a little easier to read now.

            Anyway, the point was to restate your case in a different scenario to see if you think it still holds true. Clearly it doesn’t. Palestine will be a free Islamic land where Jews and Christians are welcome but Zionists aren’t.

          • Softly Bob

            Won’t happen. Israel will stay. A Palestinian state will never accept the existence of Jews and Christians. They hate Jews and Christians. Their own little instruction manual tells them that.
            It must be terrible for you to be wrong about history, misinformed about the present, and completely unrealistic about the future.

          • Azamspazam91

            Jews and Christian minorities thrived in Muslim lands more than they ever did in Europe up until the end of WW2. That’s historical proof. Zionist terror and apartheid in the present clear. The future for the whole world is bright.
            Your argumentation can’t get beyond ad hominem. Please, join me in the world of reason.

          • Softly Bob

            History proves nothing of the sort. Jews and Christians were oppressed as dhimmis when living in Muslim lands.
            They were often persecuted.
            Meanwhile in Israel there is equality of religion. There are even Muslims in the Knesset (Israeli parliament). Now if a Jews so much as set foot inside the Palestinian Territories he would be lynched in the streets.
            I’m sorry to hear that you have fallen for the lie.

            Please let me know when you are ready to join me in the World of reason.

          • Azamspazam91

            Don’t kid yourself. The Sephardic Jews had whats called “the Jewish Golden Age” in Islamic spain. Maimonides sure wasn’t persecuted. Jews thrived in Persia, Iraq and North Africa for centuries. Its only since Zionist colonization that the Arab world has become hostile to the Jews.

            Of course, the Muslim world today has a ways to go in achieving an acceptable standard of human rights. But that in no way justifies Zionist crimes.

          • Softly Bob

            You’re incredibly misinformed and one day you’ll find out. People like you ignore the far, far worst atrocities in the World such as Islamism but only focus on Israel, because deep down you are just bitter, resentful cowards. More lies have been made about tiny little Israel than any other nation on Earth. Ironically, this was predicted in the Bible a long time ago. A terrible judgement awaits those who tell lies about Israel.
            So what are these Zionist crimes that you talk about? Is it wrong for them to defend themselves against Palestinian terrorists? In your eyes it is, because you are venomous scum.
            Hitler would have been proud of you!

          • Azamspazam91

            So now anyone who opposes Zionist colonization is Hitler? Peace out. Maybe this will entertain you:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3by9FoEFB8

          • RESIST

            But not Donald Sterling for being inclusive and tolerant.

        • Azamspazam91

          Here’s food for thought:

          “…There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population.”

          – Moshe Dayan

          • Softly Bob

            What’s that got to do with anything? What is the relevance of that statement?
            There are plenty of Arabs in Israel and they are allowed to live there. Some of them are even in government and serve in the IDF
            So what is your point exactly?

          • Azamspazam91

            A handful of Arabs in the Keenest doesn’t mean all Palestinians are treated equally, moron. What did your beloved Zionists say the other day? “Palestinians are a demographic bomb?”

            If you really think you could treat Palestinians equally in a democratic state, you would’ve allowed the Right of Return, thereby accepting Jews becoming a minority within Israel.

          • Softly Bob

            You’re an idiot. What right to return? Most Palestinians are refugees from Jordan and Syria. They even admit that themselves. The right to return applies to Jews. Israel was set up as a Jewish state. When Saudi Arabia agrees to even allow Jews into the country then I might agree with your logic, until then stop whingeing.

          • Azamspazam91

            The globalized world has very little tolerance for racial apartheid – whether its Jew or Arab. Outside pressure destroyed apartheid in South Africa and it will be the same case with Israel and maybe even Saudi Arabia.

          • Softly Bob

            Possibly, but there is no apartheid in Israel?

          • Azamspazam91

            There will never be peace with people like you because you don’t even recognize Palestinians as human beings who have the right to life and the right to own property. This discussion isn’t going anywhere.

            At least the Arabs acknowledge the human rights of the Jewish people to life and property. Time and again the Arabs have proved they are partners for peace, yet the Zionists have broken their promises for short term gains.

            Think about it – if we weren’t peace partners, wouldn’t there have been a second holocaust by now?

          • Softly Bob

            I recognize the Palestinians as human beings, so don’t you dare to criticize me. The Palestinians live just fine in Israel – they get free medical care, housing and the right to jobs same as everybody else. The trouble is they have a tendency to blow themselves and other people up thanks to indoctrination from an early age. They are educated to hate Jews. Every single peace pact made between the Jews has been broken by the Palestinians and yet you say that the Arabs recognize the Jews right to life and property. Are you seriously insane or just incredibly stupid? The Arabs are constantly calling ‘Death to Jews;’.
            It’s in the Q’uran idiot. Try reading it sometime. Yet you have the conceit and the audacity to claim that the reverse is true and that the Jews are the troublemakers.
            What planet are you living on? Ever heard of Jewish suicide bombers or Rabbis preaching hate from their pulpits? No. Heard of Muslim suicide bombers? Yes.
            Because they are killing people every day.
            The truth is there’ll never be any peace while Muslims continue to be brainwashed with Jew hatred and while people like you fail to recognize this, you disgusting evil little moron. How dare you say that it’s people like me that don’t want peace?
            Try learning some facts instead of twisting the truth to mean the opposite. People like you disgust me. You champion evil and you hate all that is good. Take your filthy lies elsewhere.
            By the way, have you ever been to Israel or the PA? I have. Have you ever read any books on the subject? Come to my house and you’ll see lots of books on the subject, both anti-Israeli and pro-Israeli. I’ve read them all, so yes, I’ve looked at both sides of the story.
            You are incredibly ignorant and you have no excuse for it, so the only conclusion that I can come to is that you’re a liar and a terrorist sympathizer. You side with people who would strap bombs to their own children and send them to their deaths as martyrs. Just shows how morally despicable you are, doesn’t it?

          • Azamspazam91

            Oy vey, Shattap. Here are the facts:
            http://www.ifamericansknew.org/

            You complain about the occasional suicide bomber that kills 3 and injures 10. But Palestinians are complaining about being evicted from their homes, losing all their property, being caged off into inaccessible pockets of land, suffering strangling economic warfare, and the occasional “cleansing operation” in which 2000-pound bombs kill off 1000 women and children and white-phosphorus incendiaries purposely fired into civilian areas leave dozens scarred and blinded for life, all in the span of a few days. The scale of injustice is incomparable.

            I’ve been providing sources for all of my arguments so clearly I’m well-read. You’ve been rambling on with no sources for your opinions, attacking me with ad hominem and blatantly rejecting the basic principles of human rights until I forced you to bring it up in your previous post. Fight for the human rights of both peoples if you’re such a noble humanist.

          • Softly Bob

            The Palestinians will only be free once they remove their shackles, the shackles of Hamas rule and the Jew-hating indoctrination of Islamic teaching. It’s not the Israeli’s fault.
            If you want to know why white phosphorus was used, check the facts. It was NOT used as a weapon. It is commonly used in warfare as a smokescreen and it scrambles radar. Hundreds died or were maimed because the Palestinians deliberately put their civilians into the front line of it.
            By the way, the Israelis have since stopped using it because of the damage caused to civilians. The Israelis at least repent of their crimes.
            I notice that the Palestinians haven’t stooped using their children as human shields though!
            One standard for the Palestinians- a different one for the Israelis!
            Try visiting Israel and seeing what life is like there. Visit the P.A. too and see how they teach toddlers to hate Jews and kill themselves for the Muslim cause. That is the face of real evil!

    • KrisW

      Such a thing isn’t possible sadly, as muslims have too much power now in the EU due to genocidal immigration policies, and America isn’t any better.

      If America was still an overwhelming Caucasian Christian nation, it would be a no brainer(and this conversation would be moot), but sadly the pagan, secular humanistic and multi cultural growth in America, dances with glee in support for the enemies of Israel.

    • bigjulie

      Dead Bang-on psychology 101! Unfortunately there are no enforced academic standards at lots of Ivy League schools, only “financial” standards, which do not guarantee the entrant has any ability to think, hence the chaos called the current US Government.
      The best way for the Arabs to enlist help from the West is to get rid of Islam! But they won’t. They would rather try to get rid of US instead!
      Folks, we are dealing with a very large group of people whose leaders are still smarting from the Crusades and who intend to, not “get even”, but overwhelm us so that we either convert or die!
      Islam is in great need of a new “enlightenment”. About 200 megatons, properly located, should do it! It worked wonders with Bushido and with a much smaller dose!
      We are in a race to “enlightenment” and I guarantee that it will be spread generously throughout the world after Iran tests its first bomb!

  • Larry Larkin

    When you have a Hashemite Arab Kingdom, an Arab Republic, and an Islamic Republic, you have no grounds to stand upon denying a Jewish state.
    The arabs can go pound sand, or rather, send their wives and slaves to do it.

    • KrisW

      But yet, throughout the entirety of the world there is not a single Christian Kingdom or Christian Republic…… That seems to be the million ton boulder in the room.

      • bigjulie

        Of course! Christians realize that God gave us all a brain and that the current state of scientific religious philosophy has offered NO scientific proof of God’s existence…therefore, the brain may be used as the possessor determines, not have the brain excised at birth and leave a head ready for nothing but narrow-minded doctrinal bullsh?t!

        • RESIST

          Are you including Theodor Herzl’s doctrine, or all religious doctrine?

          • bigjulie

            I have no clue as to who Theodor Herzi is or what his “doctrine” is all about…but “scientific proof” is “scientific proof”! Doctrine is ….well, Doctrine, so by its definition as NOT being scientific, I would likely reject it as “high cocalorum”.

  • Raymond_in_DC

    Just to expand on Answer Three, the Jews have accomplished in a century what the Arabs in 1300 years could not: make that otherwise insignificant bit of wilderness west of the Jordan prosper. And that only results in cognitive dissonance for those who believe Allah stands with the “believers” and that Arabs are the greatest of men.

    Which takes us to Answer Four: If Israel is accepted as a Jewish state, they lose the bogus right to “return” millions of Arabs to that same state. And they never willingly surrender territory that’s ever been held within the domain of Islam.

    • StanleyT

      Great point in your first paragraph. I’ve seen comments recently from the haters complaining that Israel has “stolen” all the arable, fruitful land. What a laugh! The land is only arable and fruitful now because the Jews are making it that way.

  • Juju

    “The truth is that they do not have a problem with Jews as long as the Jews “stay in their place.” ”

    What about the rocks’n’trees hadith?

    • Joe The Gentile

      Everything in Islam has its time and place. It is probably only under the World Caliphate that every individual Jew is to be rooted out and exterminated. These pesky western powers right now wouldn’t tolerate general Jewish extermination, so it has to be put off for another time. Another hadith for another day.

  • Joe The Gentile

    Good article, but the elephant in the room was not mentioned explicitly: Jihad.

    It was touched on indirectly, by saying ‘The truth is that they do not have a problem with Jews as long as the Jews “stay in their place.” ‘ The bigger truth here is the reality of Jihad, that the Quran mandates the political overthrow and subjugation of ALL Nonmuslims. And Jews are no exception but they are placed, in the Quran, very conspicuously on the top of the hit list for Jihad, with the rest of us a little further down.

    But there could be good reasons why Jihad is not mentioned. I’ve wondered in the past, surely Israelis have figured out all about Jihad long ago and what it really means–why didn’t they warn us hard? The truth I now understand is that if they did warn us (or to whatever extent they actually did warn us) we wouldn’t really have believed them. Not only would we have disbelieved them, but their warnings would have backfired. We would have dismissed their rational, fact-based, humanitarian-concerned warnings as base ethnic hatred and bigotry. It may be that we have to learn about Jihad the hard way.

    • Habbgun

      There is a lot to what you are saying. The real test is that Jihad against Christians in the ME is of no concern and the same textual accounts, pictures and videos are all available as they were when Arabs were attacking Jews. Leaders of countries like their governed quiet and seeing what Jihadists have planned might stir them a bit. Better to keep everyone quiet and hope that the Jihadists are kept manageable. Either through appeasement or the occasional counterattack. Israel wasn’t willing to finger Jihad because they thought that an economic upswing among the Arabs would make Jihad less appealing. What they didn’t realize is that Islamists make their living through Jihad.

      • Joe The Gentile

        >>>Israel wasn’t willing to finger Jihad because they thought that an economic upswing among the Arabs would make Jihad less appealing.

        Ah, thanks for that. I didn’t know Israel had those hopes. I suppose the learning process for Israel about Islam is ongoing as well.

  • theoprinse

    There is no archeological scientific evidence for the Egyptian enslavement neither of the existence of King David nor that of any super being. The assumption of their existence is written in the Tanakh. Rabbinic sources state that the First Temple stood for 410 years and, based on the 2nd-century work Seder Olam Rabbah, place construction in 832 BCE and destruction in 422 BCE, 165 years later than secular estimates. Mankind exists over 125.000 years. Cheese is over 5.000 years old. Gilgamesh was the fifth king of Uruk, modern day Iraq (Early Dynastic II, first dynasty of Uruk), placing his reign ca. 2500 BC. The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Iraq, formerly Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1772 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world..

    • Gee

      You sure spout a lot of pure BS.
      Keep on denying facts and inventing crap – that is all you are good for

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      What about Jesus and Muhammed?

      • RESIST

        All is washed away. Zephaniah.

  • Michael Garfinkel

    The author of this piece seems to think that “The real question remains: Are Arabs, Muslims and especially the Palestinians able to make peace by accepting the Jewish state as a real partner and neighbor?
    This question has been asked and answered repeatedly; the answer is no.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Arabs and Muslims can’t get along with each other.

      To expect them to get along with non-Muslims is futile.

  • rivkah f.

    Excellent piece. But remember “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.” And as Eric Hoffer wrote, if Israel goes, then the West is through as well.

  • Walter Sieruk

    The very essence of the State of Israel has to be Jewish. For God has given that area of land in the Middle East to the Jewish people. In other words this land belongs to the Jews by Divine Right. For God has declared it so. As seen in the Bible in Genesis 28:13-15. 35:1-12. Deuteromomy 32:48,49. Psalm 105:7-11. 135:4. This land also belongs to the Jewish people by historic rights. As shown in First Kings 4:20,21,24,25. 8:55,56. In all fairness to Hamas , Hezbollah and the PIJ along other other likeminded Islamic/jihadist entities there is one the that the members of these Islamic terror groups can convince God to change His Mind and then turn His Back of Israel and thus have that nation be no more. That way is for the members of these Islamic terrorist entities to change the laws of astrophysics, including that of the sun, the moon and the stars.For God had said in Jeremiah 31:35,36. “Thus saith the Lord, which gives the sun for a light by day and the ordinances of the moon and the stars for alight by night…The Lord of host is His mane. If those ordinances depart from before Me saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever.”

  • wileyvet

    The “Palestinians” have rejected every proposal since the Balfour Declaration of 1917. The mandate area had been a neglected backwater of the Ottoman Empire, thinly populated by Arabs, mostly very poor. As the Jewish numbers increased, so did the prosperity of the region increase. With that arrived hundred of thousands of Arabs, between 1919 and 1947 who would enjoy the higher standard of living, higher wages and better infrastructure, created by the Jews and Mandate Authority. It was the massive inflow of Arabs that was jeopardizing the absortive capacity of the Mandated Territory and soon increased tension between the Jews and Arabs. All within the Jewish Agency truly believed that a new prosperity for all was possible and that Jew and Arab could cooperate for the benefit of both. Unfortunately Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Arafat of his day, would have none of it. Attacks on Jews and their property began almost immediately after his appointment as Grand Mufti. It soon became apparent that the true intention of the influx of Arabs into the region was in fact to wipe out the Jews and demand the region be declared an Arab State. The overwhelming number of subsequent refugees after 1948, were recent arrivals within the previous 20 years, and NOT indigenous for thousands of years as they claim. The entire world has misunderstood the Arab/Israeli conflict because it has misunderstood Islam. Israel sits in what used to be the land of Islam. The Arabs claim it because they conquered it, and it is an affront to Muslims to have had to relinquish any such territory as this stands in the way of Islam’s goal of the Caliphate. To have lost it to Jews is even more galling as the article points out. The Jews were the earliest foes of Muhammad in Medina, and Jewish persecution and hatred is enshrined in the Koran as the will of Allah and has been perpetuated ever since by the Mohammadans. The early Zionists followed by The State of Israel has borne the brunt of Islam’s malevolent culture, and it is something the world failed to grasp then, and fails to grasp today. Western nations are now reeling from the Islamization of their countries due to this misapprehension of the nature of Islam. Israel is the only light in the region of Islamic totalitarian darkness and has been fighting the fight we should all be waging for the preservation of freedom and democracy.

    • logdon

      Mark Twain traveled the Holy Lands

      Here’s a primer…

      Mark Twain in the Holy Land

      Mark Twain visited Israel in 1867, and published his impressions in Innocents Abroad. He described a desolate country – devoid of both vegetation and human population:

      “….. A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over
      wholly to weeds… a silent mournful expanse…. a desolation…. we never saw a human being on the whole route…. hardly a tree or shrub anywhere.

      Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless
      soil, had almost deserted the country.”

      http://zionismandisrael.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/mark-twain-in-the-holy-land/

      …………

      • Chavi Beck

        Yup.
        I just want to add that Innocents Abroad, like everything Mark Twain wrote that you may have read, is great reading, and I wish more people would read the actual book, not just the quotes. Very enlightening and very important.

      • RESIST

        The Flower in the Desert meme is as smelly as a Red Herring.
        Most American Liberals support making all of America a “desolate country” under the EPA Endangered Species ACT and other Fascist Policies pushed by Senators who fully support Israel.

  • Judean

    Spread the word on the Arab lies:
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175530#.U1jFxuaSxzo

    According to the new history by Mahmud Abbas, Jesus was a Palestinian. You read it right.
    A small thing for someone who is a part of a made up people.

  • KrisW

    The problem with this is, many people who hold the authors views, demand those whom are German, French, English, Scottish or Russian, to give up any semblance of our own “reserve lands”, and often demand and call any semblance of our various cultures as “racist”.

    This double standard, the fanatical demand that Caucasian nations adopt cultural and ethnic policies that will almost certainly lead to our extinction/genocide, while demanding special protections for yourselves, will only cause mass apathy for the Israeli cause(if such apathy hasn’t already took root).

    As it stands, Caucasians have no nations or states of our own, so why should Caucasians care about a Jewish homeland while we ourselves are denied our own homelands? Until Israeli’s support the inherent right of Caucasians having our own homelands, support for Israel and by proxy Jew’s, will most certainly dissipate. With all the good will cultivated over the last half century going down the drain as native Caucasian populations are displaced by peoples who blatantly and often foam at the mouth with hatred towards Jew’s and Israel.

    Seriously, look at the rise of “multiculturalism” in America and the EU, and the rise of sometimes blatantly antisemitic politicians, and hate crimes against Jewish. Support for Israel’s enemies simply wouldn’t be possible in America or the EU, if multiculturalism hand’t been forced upon the citizenry.

  • RESIST

    Incredible rewriting of historical and religious events. What are G-d’s answers?
    And, that is the point which eludes you.