Some history regarding Israel
In recent weeks, we have been hearing about the Israeli incursion into Gaza. We have been hearing about the Palestinian casualties but little about the rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel causing civilian deaths. We can only call massive, indiscriminate rocket attacks terrorist activity. This is much like the V1 and V2 rockets fired into England from Germany in World War II.
Let us take a look at the historical facts. There have been Jews in the land of Israel continuously for more than 3,000 years. Arabic speaking Muslims overran the land in the 7th century AD. In later centuries, other conquerors including Seljuk Turks, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks controlled the land. In the late 19th century and the 20th century, more Jews began moving to Israel in the modern Zionist movement. With the end of World War I, the Ottoman Empire was dissolved and the territory was mandated to the United Kingdom. In 1947, the United Nations agreed to divide the land (then called Palestine) into an Arab state and a Jewish state. It was the Arabs who rejected the proposal.
The armies of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria attacked the new country with the intention of driving the Jews into the sea. At first it seemed they would succeed, but against all odds, the Israelis prevailed. The nation of Israel captured most of the land. Jordan occupied the West Bank area, and Egypt took over the Gaza Strip. Jordan and Egypt were occupying parts of the former Palestine.
The borders would be there today if Egypt had not tried to strangle Israel by cutting off Israeli [auth] shipping out of the Gulf of Aqaba in 1967.
Israel captured the Golan Heights in the north (from which Syria shelled Israeli farming settlements), the West Bank, (from which Jordanian artillery struck Israeli towns), and the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula (from which the Egyptians cut off Israeli shipping into the Indian Ocean).
Until this 1967 war, Arabic speaking Muslims in the West Bank called themselves “West Jordanians.” Now all of a sudden, we were hearing about the poor displaced “Palestinians.” At the time of Israeli independence, incidentally, most of the Arabic speaking people living there had come from other Arabic Muslim countries within the previous 50 years. Yasser Arafat was born in Egypt.
What did the Jordanians do to help these people between 1948 and 1967? As nearly as I can determine, they did very little. The Israelis did more for them than any Muslims.
Today we see Palestinians fire rockets into Israeli towns. When the Israelis take appropriate military action to stop the rockets, we hear about Palestinian civilian casualties and little about the suffering caused by the rockets.
Now the United Nations wants to make the Palestine Authority, dominated by the terrorist society Hamas, sworn to destroy every Jewish man, woman, and child in Israel, a member nation, albeit a nonvoting member. What insanity passes for wisdom today!
Russell A. Scott
I was disappointed but not at all surprised by the media coverage of the events in Gaza and Israel over the past week.
Israel, at 7,500 square miles or roughly the size of New Jersey, is a prosperous and democratic state in the mist of de facto theocracies, kleptocracies and rouge non-state actors. Israel comprises one-sixth-of-one percent of the Arab World. In Arab geography books the maps designate Palestine as a nation, which it is not, and do not display Israel as a nation, which it is.
The liberal media is reluctant, or is it just too lazy, to delve into detail? Today Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is as recognized as Jason, or some other super star du jour on American Idol, but if you researched newspapers or magazine articles of just two or three year ago, he would be the Iranian president. “Today, the Iranian president,” said. “The Iranian president in Tehran …”
The media’s new Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is Hamas. Hamas coincidentally translates to English as enthusiasm and other than the lethargic; who can argue with enthusiasm? OK, inconvenient truth time, Hamas should be in all caps because it is an acronym. HAMAS, or Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-islāmiyyah, which means the “Islamic Resistance Movement.” “Islamic Resistance Movement; wow sounds too menacing doesn’t it?” said the MSLSD news anchor.
Islamic Resistance Movement is a franchise of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is not a ruling governing body, yet western democracies push each other out of the way and kowtow to this outlaw group and effect “negotiations.” Jefferson did not bargain with the Barbary Pirates nor did Wilson with Poncho Villa.
The Avalon project of Yale Law School translated The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Here are a few highlights. “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it,” Imam, Hassan al-Banna. Article Thirteen: Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. “Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know.”
“But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion; say, the direction of Allah is the true direction. And verily if thou follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron or protector against Allah.”
Recommended websites that provide more detail on international news in comparison to the mainstream media are: http://english.alarabiya.net/, http://www.presseurop.eu , http://rt.com/news/, http://www.foreignpolicy.com/ and http://www.actforamerica.org.
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