Media, states leaders, and Westerners are perpetually feeding us with their constant and fallacious accusations of Israel, allegedly occupying territories that do not belong to it. In the long run, this litany, hammered out at every opportunity, has been adopted by all those who hunt for a scapegoat for their tribulations… In truth, they all know that it is a lie, that it is not a question of occupied territories, but in a rather particular way the positioning of the heavy load of illegitimacy on the Jews’ backs.
And since we are talking about legitimacy, we will simply rush straight to the legitimacy of all those countries that are eternally blaming Israel, in which case occasionally turns as the donkey of Lafontaine’s illustrious fable “The Animals Sick of the Plague.”
We are going to develop an excerpt from my study: “The Origin of the Jewish People out of the Biblical Context”:
“People, like states, are born and die. People are invented – yes, they are created. I think it’s worth watching a few examples to understand better.
The American nation is a recent phenomenon. It was created and invented at the end of the 18th century when New England English settlers rose victoriously against the tutelary power of their mother country: Great Britain.
But before becoming a people and forming a state, what were these settlers? All those who ventured out and settled in America waged a terrible war against the Indians – the original inhabitants of this region – defeated and subjugated them… In principle, the USA is an occupied land… Should they give it back to the Indians who lived there before the settlers arrived?
Mexico’s peoples, Colombia’s, Costa Rica’s, Venezuela’s, etc., are even younger: They date back to the beginning of the 19th century when Simon Bolivar initiated the fight, also victorious, of the Spanish colonists against the sovereignty of the King of Spain. The same story is repeated everywhere. Settlers from Spain, Portugal, and Europe in a word… fought the original occupants of these countries, subdued them, and even converted them to Christianity… together they formed these countries. Shouldn’t these settlers return these forcibly conquered lands to their original inhabitants? No one dares point a finger at them.
The presumed Palestinian people are much more recent: Until 1948, when the State of Israel was rehabilitated, they were simply part of the Arab people. And they too won it thanks to the bloodshed, and, above all, to the unfailing support of the Arab-Muslim world. One can obviously find this fight just and legitimate. But, this is obviously not enough. The so-called Palestinians are also settlers from Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and all the neighboring countries who came to earn their bread… All were Arabs.
Do you know the Biafran people? No. Because indeed, there are no Biafran people! However, at the end of the 1960s, there was a state of Biafra, resulting from secession from Nigeria. Everything came together for the birth of a state and a people: an ethnic group (the Ibos), a language, and a common religion (they were Christians). The Biafra war lasted more than a year. It was atrocious (1 million dead), and ended in the disappearance of the Biafra state. Was it just, was it legitimate?
Do you know the Kurdish people? Yes. 15 million men and women perfectly-identified and united (common religion, tradition, language) and, by the way, much more numerous than the Palestinians. Will there ever be a Kurdish state? No. This would require taking parts of the Kurdish regions of Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. The Arab-Muslim world refuses to do so, and yet the Kurds have also paid the blood price, but without winning. Is this fair, is this legitimate?
And is the creation of the State of Israel just and legitimate? Unlike the Arabs, the Jews, who have been praying for more than 2,000 years to never forget Jerusalem, believe so. But what would have happened to this justice and legitimacy if, in 1948, and later, on several occasions, the Jewish army had not triumphed over the Arab armies? Finally, come to think of it, there are useful provocations. Justice is blindfolded. Its sword is as blind as it is! And it is always the one who decides…. “
I don’t even dare to think what would have happened to those Jewish fugitives from Europe and from Arab countries.
But before all that, is there in this world, a people who occupy their country of origin? There are none! All of them have been invaded, conquered, subjugated… and replaced… at the present time, this is still going on in the majority of Western countries.
So why should Israel, which has lived on this piece of land more than 5000 years ago, returns and seizes it – in fact snatches it from the hands of the usurpers who call themselves Palestinians, and be perpetually accused of occupying territories that do not belong to it?
All those invaders and settlers who to this day occupy countries that don’t belong to them should also sit in the dock, but not Israel.
Israel has only taken back what is rightfully his.
Therese Zrihen-Dvir is an Israeli-Canadian citizen who was born in Morocco and now lives in Israel. She has published over 20 books in 3 languages French, English and Hebrew, and speaks five languages.
God gave the land we call Israel today – and the West bank, Gaza and a huge part of Jordan – to the Jews. Who is game to argue with God?
The illegal “occupiers’ of Israel are the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians
My country – Australia – still has its original inhabitants – the Aboriginals. Sure there were massacres*, but these days those primitive, stone-age people have everything handed to them at the nation’s expense,( houses, land, money, health care ) and yet they still complain.
* they were brutal to their own people, treated their women like animals, so they cannot complain how the European arrivals treated them.
The US Americans started off by purchasing the land from the Indians. The Jews did the same with the so called Palestinians. Did they not?
Once the lands were made tillable and profitable, sellers remorse kicked in.
And wars started. Odd how that happens.
satanic islam claims Israel belongs to them because of Dar Al Islam… any land once under control of satanic islam must be retrieved… even upon death.
Dr. Zilbergeld says
Tlhe best way to state the issue I have come across..
Buyers Remorse ! is a perfect way to state the issue.
Dr Gorge Zilbergeld
gary sehnert says
It’s pitiful that writers can’t even get history correct!
After World War One… and the Balfour Declaration… the National Homeland for the Jewish was established at the San Remo Conference in 1922…
Israel only claimed statehood in 1948… it had existed for 25+ years before 1948…
Therese Dvir says
Yes, it was established only on less than 20% of the entire land of the British mandate. But even then, the arab world refused to accept it. Israel existed under the name of Palestine – to remind you that it was Emperor Hadrian who changed the name of Israel into Palestine. A part of the Jews remained in Israël/Palestine. They never left.
I don’t know to whom you refer while talking about knowing Jewish history, trust me I know it perfectly.
Your article says…
“Until 1948, when the State of Israel was rehabilitated,”
It also says…
“And is the creation of the State of Israel just and legitimate?”
and in the same paragraph…
“But what would have happened to this justice and legitimacy if, in 1948, and later, on several occasions, the Jewish army had not triumphed over the Arab armies?”
All too often writers focus on 1948 and ignore the previous 25+ years of Israel’s existence and how it came to be. The idea of focusing on 1948 leaves readers with the impression that the Jews did take this land from the satanic worshiping muslims. The question readers have to ask then… how did the Jews get Israel in 1948? Years after WWII? Years after the Holocaust?
Not a wonder why so many in this world hate Jews… most writers tell their stories as 9if the Jews took all of Israel in 1948. <<< Whereas… we need more people to tell the full story… which is why a commented.
Additionally… may I suggest “quit” calling them Arabs…
The problem Israel has is because of satanic islam… and muslims can be most any race… white, asian, arab, african, etc…
It’s satanic worshiping muslims that have a problem with Israel’s existence… not just Arabs.
Therese Dvir says
You’re right. In my book, I state that Jews lived in Israel/Palestine all the time, even after their dispersion -Babylon, Roman, etc… They never left. The UN approval of a Jewish state in 1948 is a recognition of what already existed.
It is only an excerpt. You need to read the entire study to better understand the point.
Wishing you a great evening.
Don’t get into a pis$ing contest with this guy. He is insane. He has some very odd ideas about Christianity as well. And he will never leave you alone.
Israel — the nation, the people -= has existed since they all stood at the foot of Mt. Sinai 3300 years ago and ratified their constitution, the Torah. They famously said that they would obey all of its laws and then asked to be taught those laws. They’re still at it, living in obedience to G0d’s laws.
The day will come… when those Christians and Jews living in Israel will be massacred by satanic worshiping muslims… like no other time in history. This will occur during the Abomination of Desolation…
When mushammad’s Green Flag is raised above his tomb… this is a signal to the satanic islamic world to kill Christians and muslims around the world…
Make note: When the Abomination of Desolation occurs… those living in Israel are to flee immediately… they are told… don’t even go back to your house to get a coat or supplies… but to flee right away…
Please, if you’re going to appeal to the New Testament, don’t change the words:
“Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, STANDING IN THE HOLY PLACE… then those who are IN JUDEA must flee TO THE MOUNTAINS.” (Matt. 24)
Samuel Pope says
The easiest and most simplistic argument to make personal peace with war crimes.
The SS once wiped out shtetls across Eastern Europe and incorporated those areas into “Greater Germany,” but something tells me that you don’t regard those land grabs with a simple shrug and an accepting lament that “hey, conquest happens,” do you Therese?
Therese Dvir says
Conquest happens everywhere every day- Jews fought to restore to themselves the land after leaving Egypt… Jericho… remember. Land does not belong to mankind – The only owner is the Creator. We are only visitors. But we need a place to live in security since some people still believe they are the owners of the land. Therefore war, conquests, and defeats will perpetuate.
But the Creator specifically gave the Land of Israel to the Jews. Of course He is its Owner, and as long as the Jews obey Him they can live there. It will only blossom and produce for the Jews; if they are driven out (at G0d’s discretion, not because of the Arabs’ superiority) it will return to the rock-strewn waste that Mark Twain wrote about in the mid-19th century.
Elliott Alhadeff says
“Truth” is that which Palestinians and their ilk have mandated others to believe. It may have nothing to do with reality. The Nazis knew this, so do the Israelis. The difference is that the Jews have chosen to abide by truth that is consistent with legitimate reality – and defend it behind the gun.
Andrew Blackadder says
From present day Istanbul all the way to Kabul was inhabited by Jews, Christians, Hindus,Sikhs, Pagans and others, NONE of whom were muslim as muhamad, may piss be upon him, had yet to encounter a fallen angel who then told him to destroyed all those that would not follow his Fascist Religious Cult of Satan, and so should ALL those now islamic lands be handed back to the original peoples of that vast land area or is that an islamic hateful question.
islamism is the new nazism.
I like your perspective.